Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Beauty: My Current Evening Skincare Routine

I've never really had a set skincare routine until recently, after a skin consultation with Kiehl's and investing in a couple of items I saw a huge improvement in my skin which boosted me to sort out my routine. I wouldn't say my routine is perfect but I thought I would show you what I am currently using. Just a little background, I have combination skin and around my nose can get quite dry especially in the colder months.
I'm ashamed to say my morning routine isn't brilliant and slightly non-existent other than the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream which I cannot recommend enough. I also use the First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy which really helps irradicate my dark circles and brighten my under eyes. 
For my evening skincare routine, I start by removing my make-up with Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish*. I have only just started using this product a couple of months ago after hearing rave reviews. It's great for gently removing make-up and a little really goes a long way.  
I also use a Cleansing Facial Brush if I'm wanting to double cleanse, I don't use this every evening, probably around 3-4 nights a week. I find that using a facial brush does wonders for your skin and really shows results. I use one from No7 together with the No7 Cleansing Gel but I've also used different facial brushes and found that the results are all pretty similar but this one is only £25. 
I've never really used a serum until I received the Timebomb Derm Warfare Night Serum* in a beauty box which was amazing as this serum retails at £33 and the box was £19.99. As there is Glycolic Acid in this product, it does gently tingle but I really do like how it makes my skin feel in the morning and does wonders for dry areas. 
The biggest game changer in the past couple of months has been using the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Oil. Since using this my skin has looked more radiant and healthy in the morning. I put a couple of drops on my fingers and gently pat it into my skin. 
After letting this sink in for a couple of minutes I apply my eye cream which is the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream before using the Garnier Miracle Night Cream. I got this cream in the Glamour Latest in Beauty 2015. I wouldn't say this is the best cream on the market but I've been using it for the past month or so just to give it a go. I sometimes use the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream which i love but I'm running low on it at the moment!
Some other products that I also use quite regularly are the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm and Lush's Lip Scrubs to moisturise and exfoliate my lips. Other notable mentions is La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, Caudalie Beauty Elixir and the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
What are your skincare favourites? Do you use any of the products I mentioned?

XOXO



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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Food: Eat Me Cafe, Scarborough

It's been quite some time since I've done a foodie post. If you follow me on Instagram and even Twitter, I am always taking photo's of my food and where I am eating. Yes, I am that person who demands no one touch their food until I've done a whole photoshoot with it all. I really apologise to my friends for that. 
Today, I am talking about one of my favourite places to eat in Scarborough; Eat Me Cafe. This place opened a couple of years ago, just behind the Stephen Joseph Theatre and caused a massive buzz with locals. The cafe won several newcomer awards and has since become a favourite of mine and I'm sure a favourite for many others. 
A couple of week's ago, My Grandma and I decided to grab lunch here. As the cafe has grown in popularity, it was pretty busy at lunchtime and we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table but it wasn't too much bother as we knew it would be worth it. Once we were seated, we flicked through the menu which is completly unique and offers a variety of dishes inspired from different cultures ranging from ramen, burgers, Shetland pie and lot's more. 
I decided to go for the panko breaded chicken burger, whilst my grandma also chose the panko breaded chicken but in a ciabatta. Both of these dishes came with chips which let me tell you, I have no idea what they do to these chips or what they season them with but they are flippin' incredible. I'd even go as far as saying they are the best I've ever had. I also went for Mango and Banana smoothie which came in little jars (so instagrammable) and utterly delicious!
I thought I would also include an image of another visit to Eat Me where I ordered the Fish Finger Sandwich which was also really lovely. The sandwiches are all served with a side salad and seasoned crisps. The Fish Fingers are pretty standard but combined with their thick bloomer styled bread and a side order of their insanely delicous chips, it's a favourite of mine.If you happen to be in the Scaroborough area or visiting the seaside, I would thoroughly recommend paying Eat Me a visit! 

XOXO

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Fashion: ALDO Wishlist & Win a £500 Giftcard for ALDO

Shoes and Handbags are my thing, Always have been and probably always will be. My dream is to have a closet like Carrie Bradshaw with them all lined up (colour coordinated, obviously!) on shelves. 
Especially when it comes to the Summer season's I love buying different pairs of sandals and ballet flats. Who else has been loving lace-up's recently? ALDO have just launched an insanely good competition to win a £500 gift card to spend on lot's of pairs of new shoes like the ones I am completely lusting after below! Also, you get sent a voucher of up to £25 off your next order when entering! To be in with a chance of winning this fab prize, enter here


Let me know what pairs you would buy if you won and are you a shopaholic like me?


XOXO

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Travel: My Top Beach Holidays for 2016

I spend half my life browsing online for holidays I can't really afford and dreaming of faraway lands. It's not just me though, right? Who else is guilty of this? According to travel agent sunshine.co.uk, Britons take six weeks to commit to booking a holiday, not that surprising when there are so many options and all accessible to browse at your leisure online. I've been fortunate to visit some lovely resorts growing up so I thought I would share some of my recommendations of beach holidays worth booking in 2016.
Rhodes is one of the prettiest places I have visited, I fell in love with the little white houses and cobbled back streets of Lindos. I've always wanted to return to the island for a relaxing holiday, chilling by the crystal clear blue shores. Rhodes is a greek Island you don't want to miss out on visiting!
If you are looking for somewhere to relax on the beach but also do a bit of sightseeing Barcelona is the one for you. Barcelona has many beaches to visit with nearly 5km of golden sand but if you get fed up with sunbathing, there is so much to see such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Gúell and walk along La Ramblas. 
I visited Malta and Gozo when I was 6, so I can't remember much (Apart from Popeye Island, which is very much worth the visit! Check out the cheeky Throwback photo). I did meet the Visit Malta team a couple of weeks ago at the #Jet2Sunchester event (which I will be blogging about next week) and I would love to go back. Valetta, Malta has been named the Culture Capital for 2018 and with annual music events such as Isle of MTV Malta, there is something for everyone.
If you are looking to go further afield and out of Europe, Dubai is an incredible destination to tick off your bucket list. There are some amazing resorts with beautiful beaches to relax in and if shopping is your thing (like me) then you will be blown away by the malls. Dubai is definitely on my travel wishlist right now. 

Have you booked a holiday this year? Looking to book a holiday?

XOXO


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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Fashion: Styling Bodysuits by Day & Night

I have never worn a bodysuit before. I'm not too sure why but when New Look challenged me to style one up for a day and a night look, I thought I would give it a go! I went for the Grey Ribbed Bodysuit with a scooped back, It pretty much goes with everything and is purse friendly at £9.99 and can also be bought in white & black. See the full Bodysuit range here.
Bodysuits, leotards, bodies or whatever you want to call them have become so popular lately, I didn't think I would be a fan but it turned out I quite liked styling it up! The daytime look, I decided to keep quite casual with some boyfriend jeans and a floral bomber jacket (another Spring favourite). 
Floral Bomber Jacket - Zara (Similar here)

For my evening look, I paired the bodysuit with a pleated skirt which everyone needs in their wardrobe this Spring! It's so damn pretty! I am also loving these ghillie styled sandals which are from New Look via Octer - I can't wait to wear these when I go to France next month!
Bag - Michael Kors (Similar here)

Are you a fan of Bodysuits? How would you style them? Do you prefer my Day or Night Look?

XOXO

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