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The Weekly Top 5 #3

Posted on April 26, 2015

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Hi Guys!

It’s the end of another week already, and I can’t believe this is my third Weekly Top 5! This week I’ve been on a complete health kick, I’m feeling positive and focussed and I’ve been eating well and exercising ALL WEEK. Unfortunately I haven’t seen any weight come off yet, which is a bit disappointing, so I’m just assuming I’m putting on muscle! Here’s the run down of this week’s favourites –

Beautylab Instant Renewal Eye Complex (£28.00) – I’ve just started using this new eye cream from Beauty Lab with the hope that it will improve the general appearance of my eye area. It promises to lift and restore the delicate eye area, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkes. Luckily I don’t have any actual wrinkles as yet, but the fine lines are just starting to appear, as well as puffy eye bags which I’ve suffered from for a long time, so I’m hoping this product will tackle them too. It’s too early for results to show as yet, but time will tell!

NYX Butter Lip Glosses (£5.00) I have a few Butter Glosses which I’ve had for a while, but I’ve found myself reaching for the Apple Strudel shade quite a lot this week. It’s such a pretty spring peach that’s easy to wear and helps brighten the complexion. I love peaches and corals for spring so I’ll hopefully be featuring some more of these shades on the blog soon.

Years & Years. Since being lucky enough to get Saturday tickets to Radio One’s One Big Weekend in Norwich, I’ve been looking into which bands are playing. I’m so out of the loop with music at the moment I literally have no clue about who’s who, so I’ve been browsing youtube looking up all the acts so I at least have some sort of idea, and I’ve decided that Years & Years are officially my new favourite band! Check them out on Youtube, and you can also pre-order their album which is out in June.

 (£8.99 per box) I’ve been really focussing on fitness and eating well this week and I have a few food bits from My Protien to help me on my way. I’ve been absolutely loving their Double Chocolate Virtue Bars, they’re basically a quick and convenient snack bar that’s high in protein and fibre and less than 95 calories per bar. It’s a great way to satisfy my chocolate craving without undoing the good work I’ve done so far.

Boujies Candle in Pink Pomelo (£16.00) – This sweet little candle arrived last week too, and I’ve been lighting it every day since. Boujies create 100% natural wax candles, blended with their unique blend of essential oils and fine fragrances. This one – Pink Pomelo is a clean and crisp citrus blend, described as ‘a sparkling and uplifting citrus fragrance with top notes of yuzu, grapefruit, sweet lemon and effervescent pink pomelo. Lifting from a bright floral heart of jasmine blossom, elderflower and muguet, gently resting on a musky base of amber infused with a twist of white tea’. This fragrance is light, bright and beautifully refreshing.

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The Weekly Top 5 #2

Posted on April 19, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy Sunday! This is my second week of The Weekly Top 5 – my brand new series where I round up all the gorgeous and fabulous things I’ve been loving from the previous week. You can check out week 1 here.

1. Makeup Revolution Pro Go Mini Brush Set (£4.95) I was sent this super sweet set over earlier this week and i Just love it! Makeup Revolution only recently brought out their first full size brush set, which only costs £20 for 9 brushes, I don’t have them myself but I’ve heard they’re fantastic. This Mini Brush Set is their latest release and it includes a Foundation Brush, Face Brush, Eyeshadow Brush and Angled Brush for eyeliner or brows. Theyr’e handy just to throw in your bag when you’re on the go!

2. The Inbetweeners. To be honest I haven’t had the best week last week. Apart from a few things going wrong, we also found out Fred didn’t get accepted into any of his three school choices, which means we have to go through the appeal process. So by Friday I was pretty fed up! I’ve recently been addicted to House on Netflix but decided to go for a bit of comedy to cheer me up, and Inbetweeners did just that. If you haven’t watched the series I’ highly recommend it, it literally makes me laugh out loud!

3. Richard Ward Chelsea Collection Products I’ve recently been trying out some products from Richard Ward’s Chelsea collection including the Keratin Shine Vitamin Boost Spray and +1 Dry Shampoo. I can’t live without dry shampoo, and this one works really well to freshen up my hair when I don’t have a chance to wash it. The Keratin Shine Spray also gives my sometimes fuzzy hair a really lovely shine, making it look glossy and healthy.

4. Activbod Feel Great Shower Concentrate (£5.00) At the moment, I’m trying the be healthier in mind and body so I’m going for fresher and more energising scents when it comes to bathing. The Activbod Feel Great Shower Concentrate has an energising and stimulating fragrance to help wake you up in the morning and leave you feeling fresh and invigorated. It includes sea minerals, green tea extract and almond oil which work together to cleanse and nourish the skin, whilst a stimulating fragrance of pepper, eucalyptus and lemon fragrance restores body and mind.

5.  (£15) This is a luxurious pre-shampoo scalp treatment containing powerful exfoliants to help lift and remove old skin cells for a smoother and clearer scalp. Formulated with the water-binding compounds of AquaCacteen Organic Cactus to hydrate and soothe the scalp, hydrafoliant nourishes and nurtures whilst clearing the way for healthy, radiant hair. I’ve only used this twice so far but I’m loving how it makes my scalp feel. I’m also hoping that after longer use it might help my hair look better and improve growth.

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

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The Weekly Top Five #1

Posted on April 12, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I always have good intentions, but I seem to constantly forget to do my end of the month favourites posts, so I thought it might work out better to do a weekly top five instead! The plan is every Sunday I’ll put together five things I’ve been loving from the previous week. This can be anything from beauty to fashion to food to TV, just anything I love. So let’s kick off week one!

1. Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Foundation (£30) I reviewed this foundation a while ago, and though I said it was a pretty fantastic foundation, I did also say it’s not going to be great for you if you have dry skin – which I do. But since I’ve been using my new ARK Skincare products I’ve noticed the dryness on my face improving, and because my skin has improved I’ve been using this powder for the last week or so and I just love it. It gives amazing coverage and only takes a few seconds to apply, so it’s perfect for when I’m rushing around in the morning.

2. Sanctum Soho Rose Slouching Wash Bag (£26) I’ve had this was bag for a while, and apart from the fact that it’s a pretty awesome looking bag for a wash bag, with it’s faux snakeskin effect finish and rose gold hardware, it’s also massive so you can fit all your stuff in it. Also because it’s so pretty it can double up as a clutch if you fancy. I’ve actually found it really useful for carrying my makeup and skincare around in lately – I have a LOT of makeup though. It would be way too big for most people to carry around as a makeup bag, but if you’re on the hunt for a fancy new wash bag for your travels, I’d highly recommend this.

3. ESPA Energising Shower Gel (£19) I actually won this from ESPA at Christmas time. They sent out a email and said the first x amount of people to reply would win a surprise, so of course I typed as fast as I could and I won one if their Energising Sets, yay! I’ve only just dug it out if the cupboard and started using the shower gel and I love it! It’s fresh and zesty, with eucalyptus and peppermint to revitalise and wake you up in the morning.

4. House. I don’t really watch TV as such, I’m mostly to be found on the laptop doing blog related stuff or working, but since discovering Netflix I’ve been binge watching some of their most popular series’. I started off with Orange is the New Black, then Gossip Girl, then more recently Hemlock Grove, and I’m now addicted to House, the grumpy doctor! It’s basically a medical version of CSI, so if you like CSI you’ll like House.

5. Rodial Super Acids X-treme Pore Shrink cleansing Pads (£38) I’ve been trialling these pore shrink pads out as well as some other brands’ targeted products to see which works the best at reducing the appearance of my enlarged pores. So far I’m absolutely loving these pads, I won’t go into too much detail as I’ll be writing up a full review soon, but they gently remove makeup and leave skin with a matte finish, and they also instantly reduce pores. I mean this is an instant, visible effect. I noticed it straight away and so did my husband. This stuff is good!

So that’s it for this week! What do you think of my new Weekly Top Five series?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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