Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Mua Luxe Strobe and Glow Highlighter Kit

How on earth did we ever do our make up without highlighter and feel okay about it?! I always get super excited about highlighting products more than I do any other make up items. Finding a good highlighter is like finding your perfect LBD or a pair of shoes; it's something special...
Recently I added this MUA Luxe Strobe and Glow Highlight Kit to my collection and I couldn't be more impressed. For just five pounds this has a cream and powder highlighter and comes in really chic packaging complete with a well-sized mirror for on the go touch ups. I think it does come in other shades but this iridescent Pearl Glow shade was my favourite as I think it's wearable on pale and darker skin so can be used throughout the year. I think it's also quite a good dupe for The Balm's Cindy Lou Manizer which I used to wear all the time back when I first started blogging, so if you happen to be a fan of that then you may want to check this out.
In terms of formula it is quite good and certainly very pigmented with such a little product going a long way. I much prefer the cream product to the powder one in all honestly as its more natural and doesn't contain any shimmer. But for certain occasions I've been wearing both together as the cream product really helps to keep the powder in place. I also like that the powder can be used as eye shadow or a nice highlight for the brow bone so in that sense this is a little bit multi-functional.The longevity is by no means the best I've ever tried but it's decent and it really seems to hold up against all types of weather, which is common in Glasgow.
One thing I would say is that the powder highlight is a little too glittery for my liking and less refined than that of some of my other highlighting products. It's still a really nice product regardless but I just prefer powders to be a little more buttery in texture than this is. For the price this is amazing and it would make such a nice stocking filler this year for anyone who really likes make up. I'm also obsessing over the Glow and Gleam Powder which looks amazing and I hope to find that in my own stocking!
What do you guys think of MUA? Would you try this product?
P.S Make sure you enter my Giveaway for the chance to win a Stila Eye and Cheek Palette

Lisa x

Friday, 25 November 2016

The Winter Body Care Line Up

When I awoke this morning desperately needing a pee at 7am I could not believe how freezing it was when I stepped out of my bed! Here in Glasgow we are fairly used to the cold weather but today is the first official winter day I've experienced in November. You know that way where its too cold to snow and you can literally feel you toes and fingers going numb? Yep that's exactly what I'm talking about. Anyways with the cold weather comes a whole host of problems; dry skin, chapped lips, and extremely dehydrated hands and feet. Today I'm going to talk through this years winter body care staples...

Soap and Glory The Scrub of Your Life
Everyone knows that in order to take care of dry skin you need to start by exfoliating! This is also the time of year I normally start wearing my fake tan weekly to add a bit of colour to my pasty winter skin so it's so important that I make sure I keep my body moisturised. This is definitely one of my favourite scrubs. I love how it smells just like the Mist You Madly Fragrance Mist, which is kind of the quintessential S&G scent in my opinion. However, what I like most about this is the fact that it is super rough i.e. contains lots of scrubby particles AND it comes in a tube which is obviously so much more handy and reduces product wastage. It definitely leaves my skin feeling mega smooth and smelling sweet too!

Zoella Beauty Hungry Hands
I'm not a huge fan of Zoella Beauty even though I like her actual YouTube videos as I think the products are a bit young but when I saw the packaging of this hand cream I couldn't help but go out and buy it. It's just so goddamn festive! I always carry hand lotion with me in the summer never mind in the winter time and this has so much product in it for such a low price! It smells like gingerbread (which is one of my favourite festive scents) and yet its not too sickly sweet either. I also wasn't really expecting the formula to be that good due to the price point but it actually is! It sinks in instantly, and admittedly it's not the most moisturising hand cream out there but its certainly a good one to carry in your handbag and you get so much product for what you pay.

Victorias Secret Amber Romance Body Butter
A bit like the Body Shop Body Butters, but thicker and smells like actual heaven. This is definitely my favourite VS scent, which I got as a gift for my birthday. It smells so good you could actually eat it and aside from that it also does a bloody good job of moisturising my body while leaving it perfectly perfumed. This body butter contains Jojoba, Shea and Vitamin E. Stick it on your Christmas lists ladies...this is a good one!

Lush Fair Trade Foot Lotion
As gross as it is you cannot for one second deny that winter makes your feet super dry and disgusting. I tend to suffer from quite dry feet all year round so I'm quite apt at taking care of them but I think it's a bit of a laborious task if I'm honest. I've tried a lot of different foot masks and the likes but I normally use this Lush one. I pop it on every night before bed and put some moisturising socks on over it. It softens any hard skin and makes my feet feel normal again...especially after a long day walking around Christmas shopping or whatever else I get up to in the winter months. It's pink and it smells like peppermint, and it does the perfect job! You can't go wrong with this one really!

What are your winter body care staples? Do you have a winter routine? 

P.S Make sure you enter my Giveaway for the chance to win a Stila Eye and Cheek Palette

Lisa x

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

How I Made Christmas my Favourite Time of Year...

Its the most wonderful time of the year. The shops have started opening late, the Christmas lights have been switched on in my local town and I've even been to Costa for a gingerbread latte. I have to admit I never really used to be a huge fan of Christmas but as I've got older this time of year has become more and more special to me. To be honest I'm not mad about actual Christmas day itself but I love the build up to it and every year I try to make it as exciting and fun as possible...

Advent Calendars
I recently bought this Beauty Advent Calendar (pictured) from M&S and it's really making me excited about it turning December the first so I can open this bad boy! It's filled with amazing beauty brands such as Pixi, Burts Bee's and Emma Hardie and goes right up until Christmas day! I'm so buzzing about this because now despite spending every penny I own on others during these months I will still feel like I'm treating myself every day too. I also have a traditional chocolate advent calendar because how could I not right?! I absolutely love the countdown to Christmas and now its just an excuse to either pamper yourself or eat chocolate very day! 

Christmas Shopping
I think for most people this is one of the most expensive things about Christmas and I will admit it's probably the time of year my finances are struggling the most. I can spend a lot of money mainly because buying gifts is one of my favourite parts of Christmas! That little boy from the John Lewis advert circa 2011(link) is actually me. I absolutely love seeing my mums face when she opens her presents from me because she is one of these people who would spend her last penny on my brother and I before even thinking about treating herself. I also like using Christmas as an opportunity to buy Lewis the clothes that he really looks good in as opposed to the ones he wants (if your girlfriend isn't secretly doing this is she even your girlfriend though?!). My best advice is to try and start as early as possible or to put money away throughout the year. Even £40 a month will land you with a tidy sum of £400 to start your gift buying come October. I have personally finished my Christmas shopping although I still have a few bits to get for my gift guides which will be going to all of my sorry guys if you are reading this! 

Christmas Candles
Candles are a really good and relatively inexpensive way to pamper yourself at Christmas if you feel a bit down in the dumps. I got this huge Gingerbread Scented Candle from Home Bargains recently for less than a fiver and despite the small price tag it definitely fills the room with scent and it also smells like proper gingerbread too! I know that sickly sweet Christmassy scents aren't for everyone but Asda sell Home Inspiration by Yankee Candle which is a more affordable version of the original brand and they do some amazing fresh scents like Candy Cane and Fresh Balsam. There's honestly nothing better than being wrapped up all cosy in blankets with your hot chocolate and scented candles when its really cold outside. 

Christmas Music
This is something that may not appeal to a lot of people but I'm such a sucker for Christmas music. Anything by Darlene Love gets me going and up on my feet. I love how music has that nostalgic effect of sending you back to your fondest memories and Christmas music always makes me think of my friends and I in the pub on Christmas Eve in 2014 having the actual time of our lives! 

Gift Guides
I know that gift guides are meant to be used to plan what you want to give to your loved ones or even to give you some inspiration but personally I use these to plan what I'm going to but myself in the sales come boxing day. Boots for example normally half price all of their perfume gift sets so I normally warn people against buying me perfume and get it there the next day instead! I tend to be of the mindset that sales tempt you into buying things you don't really want (my mum always says 'if you really wanted it you'd have it already') but this way I already have a plan of what I'm going to buy come boxing day and I normally just go online and order rather than trekking my hungover self all the way into town. 

Parties and Get Together's
Normally this time of year is when my social life begins to perk up. Suddenly I'm no longer living like a hermit with my Netflix and snacks and propelled into a world where I actually put on red lipstick and high heels. I love that Christmas brings people together. I always find that friends who I haven't seen in a while are keen to get together and have nice days or nights out. It's my favourite thing about Christmas! I like the opportunity to be able to go out, get dressed up and the fact that my social calendar is normally buzzing in December means that I have endless things to look forward to!

How do you celebrate the run up to Christmas time? Do you like Christmas or is it just another day to you?

P.S Make sure you enter my Giveaway for the chance to win a Stila Eye and Cheek Palette

Lisa x

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Stila Eye and Cheek Palette Giveaway

As I've been feeling a little Christmassy I thought I'd start off the first of my Festive Giveaways with this gorgeous palette. The Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Palette contains 4 extremely wearable eye shadows, two gorgeous blushes and a highlight shade, and comes with a huge mirror making it the handiest palette for travels and on the go make up applications. It's also pretty asthetically pleasing in gold leopard print packaging...

I'm so impressed with Stila as a brand recently especially their eye shadows which are so buttery and blendable yet ridiculously pigmented! This would be a gorgeous gift to get any beauty lover for Christmas especially someone who is just getting started in make up or who travels a lot. You can read more on it in this post from the lovely Megan whose review actually made me go out and buy it. I picked this as my giveaway prize because I genuinely love it and I want someone else to love it too!

So lets get to the point shall we. The giveaway begins today and will end the 4th of December at midnight. I will most likely announce the winner the next day so I can get your prize to you in time for Christmas. This giveaway is also open internationally too since I didn't think it would be fair given the fact that my audience are predominantly based over seas to exclude them from the chance to win this amazing prize!

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Good luck to every one of you! Thank you so much for entering! 

Lisa x

Thursday, 17 November 2016

10 Things I've Learned in my Mid Twenties

Its kind of a frightening prospect finding yourself slap bang in the middle of your 20s when it feels like just yesterday you were celebrating your eighteenth birthday party by drinking tequila shots on an empty stomach and then violently throwing up into a toilet bowl in some mediocre nightclub in your hometown. Life definitely goes by far too fast after you leave school and make efforts to become a real adult but that doesn't mean its all bad. I've learned some of the most important lessons in this stage of my life and I'm probably the happiest I've ever been...

1. Your friendship group will shrink...drastically. When you are in your early twenties you tend to have a large group of friends some of whom are actually more 'drinking buddies' than real sincere friends, and as you get older you will find yourself being able maintain close and valuable friendships with people who actually care about your genuine happiness and well being.

2. You will gain weight. Those beers and fries you consumed endlessly aged 20 will definitely start to take effect on your body by the time you get to 24 or 25. Unfortunately our metabolism is slowing down and if we want to maintain a good physique we need to change our habits. Never when I was 21 and a size 6 would I have thought that I'd have to exercise 4 times a week to maintain a size 8-10 figure but that's what's happening.

3. You will learn to love your body. Despite gaining weight I definitely feel more comfortable with my body than I did when I was younger. I've learned the things that are most important to me when it comes to looking good and feeling confident and I definitely don't spend as much time comparing myself to others or wishing I was as skinny as Kate Moss circa 1996.

4. You stop trying so hard to please others. When I was younger I definitely thought the world revolved around whether people liked me or not. I would try so hard to make new friends and get along with people I worked with when in reality its just not possible to be liked by everyone. These days I just try to be myself and if people don't like it then that's up to them I'm not going to apologize for who I am.

5. You will discover a new found appreciation for mum and dad. When you get older and have to fend for yourself you realize just how hard you were on your parents. I was an absolute brat as a teenager and definitely wish I had been kinder and more appreciative of the things my parents did for me. I might not have been cool because I wasn't allowed on the MSN past 7pm but they only had my best interests at heart.

6. You put your happiness before 'success'. I'm not entirely sure why but for some reason our younger versions of ourselves always picture a five year plan which includes education, travel, a career and a family but it very rarely happens like that. The best thing about growing up is learning to prioritize these things and try to create your own version of success and happiness. I have friends and acquaintances who have found their way in the world doing various things such as travelling or becoming stay at home mums and that is the beauty of life. I actually find more happiness writing this blog than I have in many of the job opportunities I have had and that's not a bad thing!

7. You learn about what you really need in a relationship. That boy you dated when you were younger who promised you everything yet never replied to your texts is now chasing mediocre women on tinder while you have a happy relationship and future ahead of you. Everyone told you it would happen when you took three months to get over him and now it has happened. It's only by being young and silly and most likely involving ourselves in terrible relationships that make us realize how nice it is just to be with someone who doesn't bring endless drama into our lives.

8. You stop being bitchy. When I was younger I was definitely more harsh on other girls than I should have been. I'm so ashamed of some of the things I said about girls I didn't particularly like and I think insulting someone's appearance is a particularly nasty, bitter and cruel thing to do. These days if I don't like someone I just don't talk about them because they don't impact upon my life.

9. You somehow have less disposable income. If there is one valuable life lesson I have learned by this point in my life it is definitely the true value of money. There are so many things to pay for in this stage of adulthood that your earlier years didn't demand of you, particularly if you had quite generous parents. Taxes, phone bills, petrol, rent, credit cards and everything else in between. Also if you went to university you are probably now paying back that enormous student loan that you spent on beer and pot noodles.

10. You realize that getting older isn't so bad after all. The prospect of becoming an actual functioning adult used to scare me to no end when I was younger. I used to think that staying in on a Saturday night to watch Strictly and wearing tights on a night out were the makings of becoming an old lady but here I am happily sitting on the sofa stuffing myself with Oreos at the weekends while my 22 year old brother sends me Snapchat stories from a night out in a club that looks like my idea of hell.

What do you think about this? Have you learned any valuable lessons in your twenties?
Lisa x

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Shopping for Bargains in TK Maxx

I think when it comes to buying beauty products so many of us want to save money. Unfortunately, beauty products are expensive and sometimes unjustifiably so, which can be a real problem if you want to try out different products and create new content for your blog. Recently, I've been trying to be a little bit more careful with my money and make the pennies stretch a bit further, and I have probably visited T.K Maxx about 4 to 5 times since September intent on buying luxury products at low prices...

I have to admit if you want to find yourself a bargain in one of these stores you have to be clever about it, particularly if you have your heart set on buying some luxury beauty products. Normally by mid day people have been testing out products opening up boxes and swatching eye shadows that are actually for sale. Many of these products often end up smashed and damaged which is such a shame and its one of the reasons I always go early in the morning. T.K Maxx literally sell so many good beauty brands these days from Victoria's Secrets to This Works to Neom Organics London; I'm definitely impressed at how they've upped their game in time for the festive season.

A few days ago I found the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer for under a fiver, which if you think about it is pretty spectacular considering it retails at around the £15 mark. I think the T.F products had come in that very morning as the packaging seemed to be in perfect condition, so much so that I actually bought four of these which I think will make lovely gifts for some of my friends and family! Next I picked up a Laura Mercier Full Coverage Under Eye Concealer for just £5.99! While the box was a little worse for wear (the reason I got it so cheap!)the product inside is in perfect condition and after using this for only a few days I already think this might just become one of my all time favourite products!

I've also been on the hunt for a decent beauty sponge or blender for a little while too and when I came across this Marvel Blender from a brand called Nanshy I immediately popped it into my basket. I've used brushes by this brand before which I got in a beauty box and I quite liked them so I was really happy to find this for just £2.99. In addition to this I've been so happy to find that some of my favourite brushes from Real Techniques are now available in T.K Maxx however on this occasion I decided instead to opt for the Brush Cleaning Gel. I'm so bad for cleaning my brushes and I always forget so hopefully this will get me in the right mind-set to do so.

I'm actually ridiculously happy with everything I picked up not to mention the gifts and giveaway prizes I managed to accumulate too (all will be revealed soon)! I actually think I might have to buy about 90 per cent of my Christmas presents from here since they also currently have a huge range of designer clothing and accessories in stock! I have my eye on some beautiful Lulu Guinness bags and purses so I'll have to put them on my own Christmas list.

P.S. I've tried my best to link to the products on the store website but it wasn't always possible and the items very in price depending on shades etc. so its worth taking a trip down to your local store if you can't find them online.

What bargains have you picked up lately? Has anyone else been shopping in T.K Maxx recently?

Lisa x

Saturday, 12 November 2016

November Birchbox with Tatler

As a fairly new Birchbox subscriber it has to be said that for me to keep on subscribing every month I have to feel like these boxes are living up to their expectations. Whilst last months box was fairly average I have to admit that this months box was pretty much perfect for me. To top it all off the peacock feather design by Tatler is just fabulous and will definitely be getting recycled...

This month the box is supposedly centred around the party season which is a really cute idea that really has my mind conjuring up all kinds of festive thoughts. I absolute love the festive period whether its going late night shopping with my mum, Christmas cocktails with the girls or cosy nights in watching Its a Wonderful Life with hot chocolate and my other half. I always find that I have so many more events and fun things to attend around November/December time which builds up my excitement for Christmas itself. Although these products are more aimed at nights out than anything else ...

Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse
Now a hell of a lot of people don't really get excited about getting a moisturiser in their beauty box but as a self confessed skincare fanatic this is exactly the kind of thing I like to receive. This smells wonderful and apparently has an anti-fatigue effect on the skin boosting skin anti-oxidant levels, promoting hydration and an all round wakening up effect for dull tired skin. As I'm off to Germany for the New Year I'm going to save this to take with me to use then as I reckon it will be perfect for use during a flight.

Beauty Protector
Even though I have the longest thickest hair ever (its both a blessing and  curse) I really don't ever like to receive hair products in beauty boxes and I'm far happier to just buy whats in offer in the local supermarket. Apparently this protects from damage, conditions, and de-tangles and is also a Birchbox exclusive. I will most likely give this to my mum as this is much more up her street than it is mine if I'm perfectly honest. I don't have any objections to the product and others will probably love it it just simply isn't for me.

Wet Brush
Apparently this is a de-tangling brush with intelliflex bristles to minimise damage to the hair and can be used on wet and dry hair. Apart from the colour and the fact its the perfect handbag size I'm not terribly excited about this either but I'll still use it and its always nice to have a few good hairbrushes in your collection as I'm always misplacing mines or leaving them at friends houses. It is the only full size product in the box though and it's worth £11.99 so its good to know that I'm making back my subscription costs.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Primer
This is probably the most exciting product out of them all. I like the idea and concept of this and its also a huge bonus that I've never tried anything by this brand which makes me even more intrigued. Apparently this is a lip primer which helps lipstick to last longer while also conditioning the lips with the help of Vitamin E and peppermint oil. Honestly this smells fantastic and I wear lipstick a lot so this is more or less guaranteed to be a hit with me.

bbrowbar Eyebrow Pencil
Last but not least is a fairly substance sample make up product from a brand I've never tried but heard a lot about. I got the colour Indian Chocolate and although I haven't tested it out it looks like a fairly decent match. I always feel like its so good to have a few brow pencils in your make up collection for those days when you can't be bothered filling them in properly. Not going to lie I normally fill in my brows regardless of whether I'm wearing make up that day or not.

Overall, this box is well worth the money paid and the sheer variety in brands this month is really good! I absolutely love at least two of the products and although the other samples are less exciting they will definitely find a use!

What did you guys think of this months box? 
Lisa x

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Specsavers #loveglasses Press Event

Being a blogger sure has some perks and one of them is definitely being invited to events. Any sort of event offers a unique opportunity to network with bloggers, PR's and Journalists in an intimate way that you can't quite do online. A couple of Thursdays ago I was very kindly invited along to the Specsavers #loveglasses Press Event in the BoConcept store in Glasgow...

Before we continue I have to admit something. Despite writing this blog for almost three years now I rarely go to events. Sometimes I am far too busy to attend or have work or uni and other times I just crumble with anxiety at the thought of having to attempt to make myself sound interesting through the medium of small talk. I'm shy around people I don't know well, which if you do know me sounds ridiculous because I probably do your head in talking half the time. Having made a promise to myself this year to say yes to (almost) everything, however, I cheerfully went along. Most events are set up to put those attending completely at ease and this one was certainly no exception. Those organising and running the event were friendly as ever from the moment I walked in the door till I left at the end of the evening, goody bag swinging on my arm. 

As I strutted up to the venue I couldn't help but notice that it's window had been beautifully decorated by local artist Clare Barclay to welcome us all upon arrival. The store in itself was amazing, and I honestly felt quite ashamed that I had never once been in there before despite walking past on quite a regular basis! On being led upstairs I had a little nosy at some of the lovely homey bits before being met by a delicious spread of canapes and sweets which had been laid out for us. I also marvelled over the equally delicious non-alcoholic cocktails I was made at the bar. 

I made the rounds to conquer shyness and speak to some of the Specsavers brands about their glasses collections even bumping into a friendly face who I'd met at a previous social event on my way around. I also had a good look for the golden glasses before settling down to have my nails filed and polished by the lovely Rachel from Bespoke Beauty. I absolutely love having my nails done so this was an absolute treat and it was so nice being able to chat with someone who is so passionate about what she does and of course getting to know more about the salon as I love to support local businesses! I will most definitely be paying a visit there in the future!

Next I was determined to have my locks braided by the lovely girls from Blow. I'm not going to lie I was there quite while due to my ridiculously long and thick tresses but it was so worth it! There were also some representatives there from Blythswood Square Hotel and Spa offering miniature Spa treatments but unfortunately I didn't get around to that as I had dinner plans meaning I had to head off fairly quickly after a quick run around of the event. Despite not having a spa treatment I still left feeling gloriously pampered with my freshly painted nails and braided hair. 

Although I had to slip away quite early on in the evening I still made a beeline for a sneak peek the new Cath Kidston collection before doing so. I am seriously considering investing in a pair of these after spending so much time with the girls trying them all on and trying to decide which frames suited me best. There were also lots of gorgeous frames from the likes of Karl Largerfield, Love Moschino and GANT but I definitely think Cath K's collection was my firm favourite. After the event I was given a few discount cards along with a packed goody bag full of yummy treats, press packs, and beauty samples. It was definitely a lovely evening and I'm so thankful for being invited along to be a part of it!

What events have you been to lately? I'd love to know in the comments!
Lisa x

Monday, 7 November 2016

Three Products for Bright Eyes

Ask anyone what their best feature is and they will probably tell you its their eyes. Eyes are both beautiful and mesmerising and say so much about a person. However, I must admit I am always trying to make mines brighter, less puffy and I guess more 'sparkly'. As my eyes are my best facial feature I like to make them pop and stand out when I'm doing my make up so I often use different tricks and tips to make them seem brighter and bigger than they actually are. Especially after those mornings after (if you know what I mean)...

Eye Treatments and Creams
The best under eye cream for really moisturising and getting rid of dark circles that I have used that actually works is my Kiehls Avocado Eye Treatment. Granted this is a treatment rather than a light cream so I only use it at night but I would be at a complete loss without it. It has such a beautifully creamy texture that sinks into the skin overnight relieving all those pesky symptoms of tiredness that I normally suffer with frequent early rising. Although it doesn't make a huge difference to my dark circles it provides Vitamin A and fatty acids preventing any puffiness giving me the impression of looking wide-eyed and awake. This is probably one of the best intensive treatments for the eyes and one with impressive effects!

Using Concealer 
The Best Concealer for minimizing those dark circles is without one shadow of a doubt (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!) the Benefit Boiing Concealer. Whilst I used to find this hard to work with as, yes it is pretty dry and cakey and pink toned, I now realise that my problem was not the actual product itself but rather the fact I wasn't using a decent eye cream making my under eye area like a bazillion times more dry. I normally put this on after using my cream but before I put my foundation on top and I always find that using my finger is the best way to do this as it really warms up the product and transforms it into a creamy, blend-able consistency. The best think about this product is that it lasts the day without creasing, oxidising, disappearing completely or any of those other things that get me so frustrated. I do however like to apply a little bit of Rimmel Wake Me Up concelaer over the top once I have my foundation on so not only have I covered up my bags I've also given some added brightness to the area.

Final Touches
You may think that lashings upon lashings of black mascara is the best way to open up your eyes and make them appear bigger but I've recently slipped a new product into my make up bag which does this even better. The NYX Wonder Eye Pencil is a nude coloured liner, available in three shades, which when applied to the waterline gives the illusion of bigger brighter and all round more sparkly eyes. I like to pay special attention to the inner corners of my eye by applying this and even sometimes a white highlighter or eye shadow over the top. I also can't believe how long this cheap and cheerful product lasts without smudging and it looks much more natural than the harsh white eye liner I used to use for the same effect! If I'm going out sometimes I like to use some eye drops and I'd recommend Optrex Eyedew Dazzling Eye Drops because they really soothe my eyes, especially if I have to go out anywhere after a day of working or studying, but day-to-day I don't usually bother with this step.

How do you make the most of your eyes? Are you as obsessed with making them stand out as I am?
Lisa x

Friday, 4 November 2016

Vitamin E from The Body Shop

Does anyone else have that range of skin care products that they will come back to time and time again and never get bored of? I have probably been using The Body Shop's Vitamin E range since I was a teen and by god I hope sincerely that they never ever stop making this. Lets run through a few of my favourites...

Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist
The holy grail of face mists and I completely and utterly mean that. No matter how expensive or heavenly scented I've yet to find anything that beats this. It's a wonder product that I use for absolutely everything. Need to hydrate your face on the go? Its got you covered. Feeling too hot in the office? Use this little guy! Its also incredibly gentle on my face and I love that it contains rosewater (one of my most beloved skincare ingredients in case you were wondering) to really restore a bit of balance and help prevent spots. This is just fab!

Vitamin E Hydrating Eye Cream 
Yes I know its just 'another boring eye cream', however this just happens to be on of my favourites from the range. It sinks right into the skin after application and makes the perfect base to apply my under eye concealer. I have a lot of problems finding products that don't irritate my eyes and make them water particularly when it comes to eye creams but this is really mild. I have the most disgusting puffiest eyes in the morning but I always see a difference after about a month of using this. I think this will be on my 'forever repurchased' list for all eternity tbh.

Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion
This is a bit of a newbie to my skin care collection and I only really picked it up as I was trying to qualify for a 3 for 2 offer and found it hugely interesting. It is essentially a pre-treatment containing wheatgerm oil and hyaluronic acid designed to lock in extra moisture and help to increase the effect of the products you put on after such as your normal moisturiser or serum. I think this is incredibly effective for this time of year as I've been using it at night before going in with my Liz Earle Moisturiser and I really look better for it in the morning! If you suffer from particularly dry skin it also could be worth looking into.

Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet
I wasn't actually quite sure whether I wanted to talk about this product today as its definitely something I use far more frequently in the summer time. However, I its still one of my all time favourites from the range so I mean how could I not?! I usually use this as a moisturiser/primer in the summer as its sorbet texture creates the most perfect matte base to apply products whilst also keeping your skin hydrated and my make up honestly sits so well over this. It has a beautiful cooling effect n the skin so is perfect for sunburn in the summer or you know if you just really want to pamper yourself in the winter. I always liken putting this on to my skin having a drink as thats exactly what it feels like!

Do any of you use this range at all? What are your favourite products? Let me know in the comments! 

Lisa x
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