Cleanser Alternative

So I am travelling quite currently and keeping packing to a minimum is my major top tip! This means that I tend to carry just one cleansing product with me when I’m away and I tend to go with an exfoliator Good Things Manuka Honey Refining Scrub, however I don’t always want such a harsh cleanse.

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So I took to the drawing board and came up with the idea of using my facial oil as a gentle cleanser! I wouldn’t recommend taking off your makeup with this so I remove my makeup with bog standard makeup wipes (naughty Holly) and then massage the oil into my face. Using a muslin cloth with warm water I remove the oil and the leftover makeup.

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The oil I’m using for this is the Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil and honestly this is a perfect cleanse just before bed. It leaves my skin so moisturised and soothed all ready to snuggle in my bed and peruse the internet for hours on end.

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Obviosly this is not a long term cleansing solution but it is a great quick fix!

Let me know what you use to cleanse and have you ever tried this?

Bye for now xx

Zoella Inspired Outfit and Makeup

So I love Zoe Sugg from Zoella along with the rest of the world and wanted to recreate her beautiful look and style whilst keeping to my own quirks to it. Zoe is an internet sensation with over 5 million subscribers, a blog, a book on the way and she has just announced a beauty line! This whirlwind lady is inspirational with all the projects she manages whilst keeping an amazing YouTube channel up and still making time for all of friends, including Louise of SprinkleofGlitter and Tanya Burr.

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So first things first *I’m a realist* Zoe is a keen wearer and fan of the American Apparel Disco Pants, however a cheaper student option would be the ASOS version which I have opted for here. Zoe also tends to pair them with a white, cropped and printed tshirt and this skull with a flower crown t-shirt is from H&M.

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Zoe has lately been bang on trend by wearing Kimonos, however I have gone for this lacey loose blazer from Next which to me has a kimono-esque feel. Finally I finished the outfit with a pair of wedges from George.

zoella3Zoe recently uploaded a festival look YouTube video so I took the makeup inspiration from that. Too re-create this look head over to my beauty channel to see how I did this makeup! This half up do is also one of Zoe’s most worn hair styles seen in her vlogs.

Let me know if you like this type of post and maybe I will re-create more YouTuber’s looks!

Bye for now xx

ALS/MND ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

So my Mum and I did the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS/MND.

We personally know someone who has passed from MND so thought it was so important to raise awareness, donate and get involved!
An explanation to why this challenge is what it is … you pour ice water over yourself to experience the numbness and difficulty people with the disease struggle with.
I have the privilege of tagging every single one of you to do this challenge!
To donate text ICED55£5 to 70070!
R.I.P Karen Smith xx
p.s I know it failed a bit as mum poured it on my back, oh well

Wondrous Wivenhoe | Project Wanderlust

So recently I went on my family’s annual holiday to a little village in Essex called St.Osyth. On a lovely little day out, we took a trip to Wivenhoe and I just fell in love. 

First of all there was a beautiful little quay, ironically called West Quay and currently I am studying at the University of Southampton and the big shopping centre is called West Quay … it’s the little things in life that make you smile. Along the water was a string of beautiful boats, all lined up, like little friends holding hands in a row. There is just something about admiring the boats bobbing up and down on the water with the sound of bells and chains clanking in the background that just puts you at ease with a big grin on your face. 

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Not only were the boats beautiful, but the houses were too. All through the town there were colourful houses, and in each window they were individually decorated … usually nautical themed with a twist. 

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Whilst gallivanting about, everywhere you looked there were cute little alleyways leading to new mysteries at the end of them. *Warning* If you are like me and have no sense of direction … it’s probably very easy to get lost.

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We then had a lovely pub lunch at the GREYHOUND. We sat in the lovely garden on a little decking area under a tree and leading from there were some steps with grass and a playground at the bottom of the garden … fun for all the family. I had a burger and chips and oh my giddy aunt this was an amazing burger and not what you would expect from a pub. Also I’m a sucker for skinny chips!

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As a final walk through the street on the way to the car, there was a series of very individual shops including a bookstore and jewellry shop. I love it when towns have ‘home owned’ shops rather than big commercialised stores. 

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Overall Wivenhoe was a must see place with amazing scenery and content that I can only describe as quaint and individual!

Have you been anywhere like this before?

Bye for now xx

Internet and Summer|Catch up Diaries

So in the past few weeks I have had no internet, which for an internet whore like me this has been very testing. However today the internet got installed and once again I am back to the land of online.

As it is nearing the end of my very tiring placement, on the 24th July I can finally go home and start my summer! I absolutely love nursing however it can get very stressful and exhausting so it is such a relief to have 5 weeks to relax before I become a resident on the Isle of Wight for two months for my next placement, it never ends! At first I was ever so nervous about moving ‘overseas’ as I would be missing out on seeing my boyfriend, the start of cheer and choir, in which I am social sec! However I have since found out that I can claim one return journey a week from the uni *haha* to come back.

This summer is hopefully going to be a goodun’. A holiday with my fam and boyfriend, and seeing all of my home friends in the lovely Southend-on-Sea. Not to mention vlogging and blogging my heart out!
Sorry for the pause on the blog however now everything is heading in the right direction once again!
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What are your plans for summer?
Bye for now xx

Project Wanderlust

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This photo just completely sums up my mood and desires right now! I love to travel and am so ambitious to achieve my new dream of becoming a travel writer. So I’m starting project Wanderlust, in which every new place I visit, I write a blog post about it’s hidden beauty and greatness.

The world is such a great place and if I get the chance to have the opportunity to rome around experiencing and discovering hidden gems of the planet, I will be in complete and utter bliss.

So let me know the wonderful places you have experienced and where you would love me to end up!

Bye for now xx

MUA Undress Your Skin Foundation

So a little while ago I did an MUA haul after being completely amazed by the selection of products now available from MUA. I remember the early days of MUA where there were a very limited range of £1 cheap and cheerful products however now they have jumped over leaps and bounds and are ever developing to try and provide good quality makeup at highstreet prices!

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Now I was a little sceptical about this foundation, at only £3 I didn’t have high hopes, but boy was I wrong.

This is a light coverage foundation,  with a medium buildable coverage. It is light weight and doesn’t feel cakey on the skin, perfect for summer. This is definitely a day time foundation and a pretty good one it is. This tends to not get too oily on my grease ball of a face but obviously some does shine on through. Now being £3 it’s not going to be a matte, high coverage, 16 hour wear foundation, however it lasts rather well and provides a lovely satiny look to the skin.

I really recommend this and it is a wonderful foundation, good one MUA!

What have you tried from MUA?

Bye for now xx