BodyShop Summer Favourites

img_2443img_2444

As you all have probably noticed, I get extremely dry skin, so a body exfoliator is an essential and there are 2 I am loving at the moment. The smell of coconut is my favourite Summer scent and Bodyshop create it perfectly. These 2 products are amazing to use together! Exfoliate while you are in the shower or bath and then apply the body moisturiser after, it leaves your skin feeling amazing for a good few days.

CLICK HERE TO BUY PRODUCTS:

Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub –  The 50ml pot is only £6!! How amazing, you can have smooth skin on a budget.

Coconut Nourishing Body ButterAgain, you can buy a 50ml pot for £6 and it lasts long enough. The pot in the photo is 200ml but you can also buy a 400ml pot if you really like the product.

This photo is edited on an app called R4VE which I found. You can apply funky backgrounds and make photo collages of your photos.

Say goodbye to dry skin & hair this time of year

GARNIER OIL BEAUTY BODY LOTION

Recently I have been suffering with extremely dry legs. I have always had this problem ever since I was younger. One time when I was around 9/10 I did a gymnastics competition and I was so embarrassed about how dry my legs were that I went into the toilets and covered them in soap. I can not describe to you how much they stung, I sat in the audience crying my eyes out before I had to perform my routine.

I have always been a fan of garnier products as they have always worked wonders, so I thought I would give the lotion a try.

As soon as I applied this oil onto my legs, my dry skin disappeared, it was like magic. I couldn’t believe it haha, I have finally found a product that gets rid of my extra dry skin just like that. My skin has not gone anywhere near back to how bad it was before. I seriously recommend this product, especially as the sun is finally coming out.

MOROCCAN OIL

My whole life I have never thought that it was important to look after my hair as I am extremely lucky to have healthy hair without any treatment. This is mainly because I have never been one to use straighteners, curlers or any hot products on my hair. For Christmas my boyfriends Mum gave this product to me and I have only recently started using it. It is only now that I have started to realise the difference in the quality of my hair.

Moroccan oil is often known as argan oil and is a very popular hair treatment for certainly dry hair, which has been my main problem, especially at the ends. It has been created to prevent split ends, control frizzy hair, gets rid of shiny hair, repairs damaged hair and can also be used to style hair.

I always try and apply this product after I have had a shower to not wet, but slightly damp hair. I feel like this is when it is the most effective as if I applied it when it was try it would automatically make my hair greasy.

Styling tips for a wedding guest – What to wear

Dress – InTheStyle

This weekend my secondary school friend got married!! I only attended the reception so I thought it was a good chance to share with you how I would dress for a wedding party. This kind of outfit can be good for races, parties and other events, it is smart but also casual. This is a perfect post if you are struggling on what to wear as I am going to go through a couple of tips that will help you feel stylish.

STYLE

On a lot of websites there are a specific ‘occasion wear’ section where you can find perfect dresses for wedding parties. This is where I found this stunning dress on InTheStyle. The style of dress for a wedding party should be either short, midi or long and flowy. Although this dress is a little short, the patterns is beautiful and makes up for how small it is. You should look feminine and pretty, in a floral or pastel pattern. That is my number one style tip for a wedding reception.

COLOUR

Colour is obviously extremely important. I fall in love with pretty patterns and pastel colours, which is perfect for a wedding. I think wearing a bright colour is essential.

HAIR

I think that wearing your hair naturally is perfect for a wedding. Letting it flow like beach waves, or having curls makes you look cute and girly. I also think that plaits are perfect.

BEAUTY

By beauty I mean make up. At a wedding you expect to show a very natural look so wearing having make up can be a bit too much. Just a bit of foundation, a bright eyeshadow to make your eyes pop and a load of mascara can be enough. Natural is best.

This dress is amazing! When I saw it on InTheStyle I fell so in love. It will be so perfect for the Summer.

I HATE BLACKHEADS – 2 PRODUCTS THAT REDUCED MY BLACKHEADS FAST

Why do you get blackheads?

Blackheads form when a clog develops in the opening of hair follicles in your skin which produces oil. This oil is called sebum and helps keep your skin soft. Dead skin cells and oils collect in the opening to the skin follicle, producing a bump called a comedo.

So recently I have been suffering from a lot of blackheads all over my nose and my chin. I did a bit of research about it as I have never really had a blackhead problem before. Blackheads are formed by blocked/clogged up pores which is really strange as I am normally extremely good at cleaning underneath my skin. I came across these two products in Tescos which were at an affordable price, especially for a student, so instead of getting stressed about why I had them, I thought I would give them a go.

VISIBLY CLEAR

The Visibly Clear blackhead eliminator is the cheapest out of the two products. I have only used one of this companies products before at that was a face exfoliator and I loved it, so I new I would love this product as well. So I have now been using this blackhead eliminator for two weeks and it has worked a charm. My blackheads have definitely decreased as the scrub goes straight into your pores.

CLEAN & CLEAR

This product is even better. It is a slightly thinker scrub so you know it is really cleaning out your skin. It has tiny, blue bits in the scrub which you can feel whilst rubbing it into your skin. Instead of just using this blackhead clearer on my nose and chin, I have been using it all across my face as it has left it feeling so fresh.

Click here to learn more about Vanity Planet product

 

VANITY PLANET

I have been using my Vanity Planet electric brush to get the  scrub deep into my skin as it gives your face more pressure than just using your hand. This is a product in which I will never regret buying, it has worked wonders on my skin and I can rely on it to clean underneath my pours.

Let me know of any products you have used to reduce your blackheads.

MY FAVOURITE PRODUCTS FOR GLOWING SKIN THIS SPRING | AVEDA – BOTANICAL KINETICS

“Aveda skin care has kept my skin feeling hydrated and healthy”

Recently I have come across this incredible brand called Aveda. They range from products for your skin, shampoos, treatments masks and they even have a mens range. This is a skin care kit in which I got in a pack of 3. A gel cleanser, toning mist and intense hydrating soft creme. So I thought it would be a good idea to talk you through how I use these products as a Spring skin care routine.

FIRSTLY: Firstly I wet my skin with water in the sink with my hands. I try not to use flannels as I don’t want to put too much pressure on my skin whilst I am trying to cleanse my skin, especially as you are going into your pores. I then wash my hands and squirt a teaspoon of the gel cleanser onto my fingers. Rub it all over your face until you feel like it has been absorbed by your pores. Sometimes I use my …… This will also exfoliate your skin and make it feel the best it can. I recommend one of these, they always come in handy.

SECONDALY: I try and use a facemark around 3 times a week, especially when i have been busy. This is my perfect way to relax as it makes you feel completely refreshed afterwards. In this Spring skincare routing I am using the …. which is one of my favourites at the moment. It is a green tea flavour and re hydrates your skin, especially when you have had a long weekend boozing with friends or at University.

THIRDLY: After leaving the face mask on for 10-15 minutes I remove it and leave my face to dry. I then use the intense hydrating soft creme to moisturise my skin and close up my pours before I spray the toning mist all over my face.

This is my skin care routine which I am loving at the moment. Clearing my skin and getting it back to normal through my time off University has been a struggle and these are the products which have majorly helped. Also eating clean play a massive factor and drinking lots of water.

4 instant confident boosters this Valentines Day

Primark Bralette // Kylie Jenner Lip Kit – Mary Jo // Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Natural Bronze // Gucci Bamboo Perfume

Everybody wants to feel their best this Valentines Day. Whether you are alone or with your loved one, these 4 instant confidence boosters are the top tips to make you feel ready.

NICE UNDERWEAR

Nice underwear on valentines day is ALWAYS a must. Again whether you are with you boyfriend or you are alone, wearing pretty, matching underwear will always make you feel 100 times more confident. When I am wearing matching underwear in the morning, I feel like I am ready to face the day.

These perfect Valentines Day undies are from Primark. Very cheap, very comfortable yet they always look amazing. Red is the best colour to wear as this colour instantly makes you feel sexy.

RED LIPSTICK 

Wearing red lipstick will instantly make you feel powerful. My Kylie Jenner Lip Kit is my favourite red lipstick as it is one I do not wear often, but when I do it makes a statement.

Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.

BRONZE SKIN

Being tanned in the Summer is the most amazing feeling. Your skin is glowing and you look naturally gorgeous so obviously this is a massive confidence booster. Obviously in England at the moment you will not be getting a tan. So I use a natural bronze body lotion.

Palmers: Cocoa Butter Formula – Natural Bronze Body Lotion

SMELLING GOOD

For Christmas my boyfriend bought me a new amazing perfume. It is Gucci Bamboo. Smelling amazing is a huge part of feeling confident because as you must all notice, when you forget to put you deodorant on in the morning, or forget to spray your favourite perfume, you feel an instant insecurity. So remember, overload yourself with perfume and re – do your shower routine and you will feel ready for valentines day!

Have a happy Valentines Day! What do you do to make yourself feel confident?

How to drink your skin healthy…

THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Try and drink at least 2 litres of water a day. Water is the best cleanser for the insides of your body and skin toxins. Increasing your water intake will give your skin that extra glow that not many products can give you. If your skin is not getting enough water, you hydration with end with dry and tight skin, which can also lead to early wrinkles in the future.


IN THE MORNING

In the morning it is best to stick to either black coffee or tea. I normally go for coffee as it wakes me up in the morning. Having a cappuccino or latte is also OK but try and stick to just one a day! A smoothie is also a good thing to drink in the morning as it means you will start the day with fruit in your system. Especially when you are at Uni, it is the perfect drink before an early start if you are not too hungry.


IN THE AFTERNOON

In the afternoon it is best to drink green tea rather than filling yourself up on coffee. Green tea has an anti – ageing benefit that can delay any signs of ageing however old you are. It can stop sun damage, sagging skin, spots, dine lines and even wrinkles


THE EVENING

In the evening try and drink a glass of cranberry with your dinner. (Read about why cranberry is good for you – https://emilymaythorne.com/2017/11/11/why-is-cranberry-juice-good-for-you/)


BEFORE BED

Before bed have a glass of detox water. This is cold water and ice, infused with cucumber, mint and lemon. This will detox your body before you go to bed, helping you relax and water and lemon are both very good for you.

3 WINTER SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Throughout this cold season your skin becomes a lot harder to look after. Being out in the cold for long hours can give you extremely dry and flakey skin so I have found these 3 different products that have helped me a lot. These products are cheap and easy to use, I have tried to apply them to my face every other day and it has kept the dry skin away. I also like to do a full routine the day after being on a night out, alcohol really dry’s out my skin and gives me spots. The scrub has worked the best for this.

  • Garnier Skin Active: 3 in 1 Clay – This product I have completely fallen in love with, I have never found a product that works as well as this one. It is a thick clay with tidy rocks in it that exfoliates your skin. You use a tiny bit, rub it all over your face and leave it to dry just like a face mask. I love to use this one while I am sat in the bath. After 5 – 10 minutes wash it off with a warm flannel and it leaves your skin feeling flawless.
  • Loreal Pure Clay: Glow Mask – I have been using this face mask for a while as I was hearing them being raved about through the whole of University as it is perfect for a chilled Sunday. You can get different types of this face mask and they all do different things. I decided on the Glow Mask as personally my skin is not that bad, I only get the odd spot. This is one of the best face masks I have ever used. I usually apply this after the Garner Skin Clay to cleanse my pours more due to the cold weather.
  • NSpa: Hot Cloth Polish – This product is the icing on top of the cake. It is the last product I apply to my face straight after I have washed off my face mask. I apply it onto a wet face and use my hands to rub it all over. I then use a boiling hot flannel to completely wash it all off. I have used this product for a while, but have only just started using it frequently again and I recommend it the most.

I hope your all having a good December. It is almost Christmas, whos excited?

A SIMPLE DETOX BATH

As you all know I have spent the past week at home due to having reading week. I thought that instead of go out everyday with friends from home, that I would relax m body from the madness of the first semester. I dragged myself to the gym every single day with my mum as I was getting extremely bloated from the amount of alcohol and rubbish food I have been putting into my body. Every morning, mum and I would attend different classes and some days even 2, so that made me feel extremely productive. I felt that once I got my body moving it was a lot easier to get my Uni work done.

I have wanted to tell you about these ingredients for a long time. Once a week when I lived at home I tried to give myself a detox bath as it one of the easiest healing therapies that you can give your body.

Detoxification is the body’s way of removing and metabolising these dangerous compounds. It is a process the body does naturally without us even knowing it. There is an endless list of toxins that could potentially harm our bodies.

I only use 2 ingredients for my detox bath those being; Natural Lavender Oils and Epsom Salts. 

Taking a detox bath will not only boost our health and well being and also strengthens your immune system and can prevent disease.

How to have a detox bath:

Add 5 drops of Lavender Oil and 2 cups Epsom salts, then add a standard tub full of warm water, it is best to have the water quite hot so that you begin to sweat. Put yourself in the water so you are soaking your whole body, all the way up to your neck, you want most of your body to be under the water. Close your eyes and soak yourself for 20 – 30 minutes. Make sure afterwards to not use any harsh products on your skin straight after as your pores will have opened and will take in any chemicals found in those products.

Once you have dried, moisturise your whole body with body butter or coconut oil, but try and avoid any lotions with chemicals. Try not to eat straight after, instead hydrate yourself with water, allow time after your bath to rest.

These baths make me feel amazing, especially after I have been to the gym. I bought the Natural Lavender Oil online and then the Epsom salts are from an organic food shop on Glastonbury high street.

Honey and Cinnamon Face Mask – DIY

img_2690img_2691

I love Autumn! Autumn is one of the most prettiest times of the year, especially in the small village that I live in. I am currently on reading week so I am spending a lot of my time relaxing at home, it has made me really appreciate the home the place that I have been brought up in.

To get into the Autumnal spirit I have created a facemask which will completely detox your skin. It is very simple.

Honey has become very popular product that beauty gurus have been talking about to treat any type of skin condition, including burns and sores. Honey helps to kill bacteria and may help reduce inflammation. Manuku honey is the best for medical use.

Cinnamon has been used to treat digestion and has been shown to have potential anti – inflammatory benefits in animals. It is extremely good for oly skin as it regulates the oil production on the face. It cleanses your pores and exfoliates the dead skin cells.

Risks: Do not create this at home if you have a honey or cinnamon allergy. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp organic honey
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together, making a smooth paste and apply onto a clean face.
  2. Keep it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with warm water.

Try and do this 2-3 times a week.

This face mask is extremely good for spots as it fights acne and pimples and exfoliates the dead skin cells. The good thing about it is that it is completely organic. I have a really bad rash on my face at the moment due to an allergic reaction from the Halloween make up, so these ingredients have helped it to heal. I have never had an allergic reaction before, so instead of sussing it out, I have just let it heal naturally. It has taken a week, but it is slowly getting there.