Review: The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel

Review: The Body Shop Drops of Youth …

As I rubbed the peel into the back of my hand, and excuse the visual, clumps of skin genuinely began to detach and form. Once wiped away, the back of my hand that had just been peeled was smooth, soft, and even looked well moisturised, whilst the other hand suddenly seemed to have noticeable patches of dry skin due to the difference.

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Why I’m Not Getting on with Glossier

Why I’m Not Getting on with …

Glossier coming to the UK was one of the most hyped up events in the blogger calendar. For a few weeks, Twitter was filled with affiliate links and discount codes and everyone was expressing how in love with the brand they were. All reviews were positive – “It’s definitely worth the hype!”. Even my non-blogger friends were talking about it. And finally being out of my overdraft and needing some new skincare fixes, I asked on Twitter for a handy discount code, and finally bought into the hype!

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December Favourites

December Favourites

As December draws to a close I’ve been hard pressed to find my favourite products. After all, Christmas brings a few new ones, and I’ve had hardly any money since October to buy anything leaving me with a surplus of products I’ve had barely any time to use and scraping around for ones I bought before the month began. Either way, I’ve managed to gather up what I’ve loved over the month of December, and having taken much better photographs than when I last tried this post, I’m ready to show you what I’ve been loving this month.

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Blogmas Day 16 – Winter Skincare Tips

Blogmas Day 16 – Winter Skincare Tips

It’s understandable that a mix of dropping temperatures, harsh cold breezes, central heating and less vitamin D wrecks havoc on your skin. Drying it out, making it paler and otherwise dulling your glow. But it’s not the end of the world – a few simple changes and you won’t have to ride out dull, tight and sore skin until spring.

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The Body Shop – Bloggers Event and Haul

The Body Shop – Bloggers Event and Haul

The Body Shop opened their doors after closing especially for bloggers in Aberdeen on 22nd November, both to give us a chance to enjoy the Black Friday Sale undisturbed, and to unveil their Christmas ranges. It was brilliant – their was 40% off store wide, and staff were on hand to help us out with any queries.

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The Tanning Diary: St. Moriz Fast Tan

The Tanning Diary: St. Moriz Fast Tan

Another day, another fake tanner. It seems all I’m testing right now are fake tans. I won a pile of them in a giveaway, and so I’ve been exploring the possibilities! I’m a big fan of tinted mousses, and I’ve had some great experiences with them (see my comparison of Skinny tan and Solait here). Toady, I reached for the last express/fast tan in my collection, the St/ Moriz Fast Tan!

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June Birchbox: Daytrippin’

June Birchbox: Daytrippin’

The beginning of the June has spun around quicker than I care for to be honest! Where is this year going and what do you mean I’m going to be 25 next month?!?! Whilst I’m busy simply trying to figure out time travel so I can be 21 again, my monthly subscription boxes arrived! This month’s summery Birchbox wasn’t a box at all, but a lovely little Birchbag instead!

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Review: Scrub Love Cacao Butter and Coconut Oil Scrubs

Review: Scrub Love Cacao Butter and Coconut …

So a few weeks back I posted a review of a Scrub Love Activate Charcoal Scrub, and was a little on the fence about the whole thing. The scrubbing power was incredible, and gave me such a satisfying scrub. But the whole thing smelt a little… off. Being the open and honest reviewer I am, I including a lovely description of the smell. In rolls Scrub Love, the lovely people behind the scrub, to tell me that it should NOT smell the way I was describing it! They asked me to send it back and offered me a free full-sized scrub to make up for the mishap. Me being me, I chose my free one and paid for another because indecisiveness for the absolute win! So, a few days later, I sent back my smelly scrub and found myself with two new ones!

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Skincare Mistakes You Might Be Making

Skincare Mistakes You Might Be Making

Walk into any beauty shop or pharmacy and there will be walls and displays filled with various skin care products, each one with a different promise to cure all of your facial ‘aliments’. But these things are designed to confuse you and to be sold. It’s easy to make mistakes when sorting out an adequate skin care routine. Not to mention bloggers (yes, we must hold some responsibility here) and beauty gurus are all pushing expensive, necessary products, despite having no professional experience or qualifications (but may be being paid to push a certain product). Now, I’m no dermatologist, but I do have some relatively advanced chemistry knowledge and have been in tune with my skin care since I was 11 years old. I know a few things. A few weeks back I watched a well known Youtuber’s video on her ‘Make Off Routine’ and was appalled by what I saw; her efforts were so bad for her skin. So I’ve developed this list of things you definitely should not do if you want healthy skin.

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First Impressions: Bloomtown Botanicals The Spring Face Mask

First Impressions: Bloomtown Botanicals The Spring Face …

The major ethos of Bloomtown Botanicals is their dedication to using no palm oil. It’s easy to go cruelty free these days, but virtually everything has palm oil in, so this is a complete win for me! On top of being palm oil free, it’s also free from animal products, wheat, sulfates, SLSs, parabens, synthetic colours, detergents and fragrance. So you know it’s good all round, both for you and the world around you!

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