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Soap & Glory: Sugar Crush Body Scrub…Scratched!

10 Sep

I have recently tried out the Soap & Glory: Sugar Crush Body Scrub to find out what all the hype was about. I am not going to rave about this since this is the first ever body scrub I have actually used on a routine basis so I don’t really have much to compare it to…but I do love it.

I am not really a fan of any kind of scrub whether it be face scrub or body scrub, the scrubbing bits inside them make me feel like I am being scratched ferociously. Anyway, moving back to the subject of Soap & Glory’s Scrub, I really like it. Whether it is me genuinely loving it or forcing myself to love it because it works wonders on my skin, I don’t know. It doesn’t matter anyway, at least its working its magic and that is all we need. Isn’t it?

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I am one of those people who can’t settle for the same thing for a long period of time. Don’t get me wrong, I love my showing routine but I just love indulging in a new body soap here and a lotion there. I have a fixed and perfect skin routine, but I just want more!

This Soap & Glory purchase was my ‘more!’

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So this has been added into my showering routine.

Up close and Personal…

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…not so pretty are we?

It does look like a yucky mess but that’s because it is one of those 100% Organic things that are ugly but make you beautiful.

The first thing I noticed when applying it were the little black balls, they are the ones that act the scrubbing (or should I say scratching) mechanism. Which is good because it really removes off all the dead skin very quickly leaving a beautifying baby soft feeling to your skin. It smells very fresh and zesty but tastes like brown sugar…yes I’ve tasted it! But unintentionally, I promise!

One thing to note though, I do have to use a lot of it for it to work and coming at £8.00 I don’t think it will be lasting me very much longer.

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And that is all I have to say about the Soap & Glory: Sugar Crush Body Scrub.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this review!

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Topshop Nail Art Pen

1 Aug

I’ve always been using brushes for my nail art while always on the lookout for a good nail art pen. After receiving faulty/damaged nail art tools or ones that just don’t work well enough I wanted to be careful with the nail art pen I bought. Since I have heard a lot of good things about Topshop’s Nail Art pens I decided to purchase one AND they happened to have free shipping that day.

ImageThis is in black and called Nightrider, and I am thinking of purchasing some other colours.

Excited about the free shipping of course I bought other things, among them was this really exciting green shade. I’ve never seen a green like this and it is just the same colour as the picture on the website. I say ‘exciting’ because it really does excite me, there’s something about the vibrance of it.

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I’m really excited about everything I purchased nail wise, and I am looking forward to doodling on my nails and sharing them with you. Expect to see some more nail art!

Why I am all about Simple!

20 Jun

ImageI first started off using Simple when I was looking for a gentle face wash for sensitive skin. I love how gentle all their products are on skin and I often switch from the ‘Refreshing facial wash gel’ and the ‘Moisturising facial wash’ and they both do exactly what they claim. The moisturising one is just as moisturising as it says. Since I don’t like to use moisturiser at night I use the moisturising face wash at night and it keeps my skin hydrated.

I also use their ‘Hydrating Light Moisturiser’ after the facial wash gel. I ran out of the one I had and Boots completely sold out so I desperately needed something that would be similar. So I decided to try out Boots own brand ‘Simply Sensitive’ moisturiser, this is great as it also has SPF 15! Since Boots have 3 for 2 on all skin care at the moment I decided to take two of these which isn’t very wise since I was just picking it up to try it out. Luckily, I have also fallen in love with it. It is very light on skin just like the Simple Moisturiser I usually use. so from now on I think I will be switching between the two because I love them both equally!

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Make-up:

When it comes to eye make-up, or any make-up really I am really OCD about the way I remove it and before applying it. Before applying make up I do my usual routine of face wash and moisturiser and then I use a bit of the Simple ‘Soothing Facial Toner’ followed by the ‘Purifying Cleansing Lotion’ as recommended with a cotton wool pad lightly over the skin. After this I use my usual primer and then apply make-up.

A Quick-Fix:

If I make a tiny mistake when applying eye liner I use Simple’s ‘eye make-up corrector pen’, it’s amazing and saves me a lot of time and stress. However, there is own downside to it, you have to constantly clean it with make up remover wipes, but I forgive for every ‘about-to-be-late’ moment it saves me from.

When it comes to removing it I am very particular about the way I do it and what I use so that I can rest assured that all traces of the make up are gone before I can sleep. I find that make up remover wipes are not enough to remove eye make up, imagine all that pigmented eyeshadow, gel liner and water proof mascara. That is a lot to take off. Since I don’t use foundation I find that most of the make up on my face is the eye make up.

When I start, I remove the lightest make up first which would be your blusher, bronzer or highlighter and any concealer with Simple ‘Cleansing Facial Wipes’. After this I move onto the eyes and remove any shadow. Then, I take out another wipe for the mascara and eyeliner and any other bits. After this I like to use another one over the whole face.

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Then to make sure ALL eye make-up is entirely removed I love using the Simple ‘eye make-up remover’ which is absolutely gentle and just as ‘kind’ as it claims on the skin. I use Boots ‘cotton wool double-faced round pads’ with this and it clears out all remaining eye make-up.

I find that any other cotton wool pads that say they are 100% cotton are just not as soft as the Boots one, not even Superdrug’s can match up to it. The Boots one is absolutely gentle and ultra-soft, not just that, it’s non-fleecing and it has two different textured on either side to suit face or nails or anything really!

Finally I end my make-up removing routine with my toner and cleansing lotion like I started.

Importance of a Toner:

A facial toner does wonders for your skin, it’s not an essential but for me personally I feel like it is, I would not be able to go without one. It gives your skin the right pH balance restoring it to a perfect balance. It also prevents spots and works to add that coat of protection. More importantly for OCD me, it makes me feel refreshed, I love the cool fresh feeling it gives.

A lot of people go through a lot to find the perfect solution for trouble skin or just something perfect for their skin type and I feel accomplished for having found and fallen for Simple. It’s simply perfect!

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