Saturday, 30 January 2016

Winter Skincare

Now that winter is here, my skin seems to be a little on the drier side. Maybe it's thanks to constantly being in an environment with the heater on, or even the fact the weather outside is cold enough for your fingertips to turn a worrying shade of pink, but my skin really needs that extra bit of TLC. Switching up my routine for the more hydrating options seem to be working, and it doesn't seem to break me out either.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Happy Birthday to me

Nineteen years ago today little old me entered the world and nearly killed my mum in the process. She likes to remind me every year of that fact. I've only got one year left as a teen and I don't quite know how I feel about that. I'm sure it'll all be okay, I mean it has to be right? Anyway I decided to bake myself a cake. Actually two, and they're brownie cakes with the recipe being courtesy of Mary Berry, so it has to be good. Is it weird to bake your own birthday cake?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The 5 minute face

I'm a girl who relishes in taking forever to apply her makeup. There's nothing more I enjoy than watching myself rise from the bottom when it comes to appearance to a more passable state. I also like pretending my skin is in a better condition than it is, but sometimes I just can't be bothered with the whole affair. That's when I crack out the goods for a 5 minute face that looks like a bit more effort has gone into it all. You know, for those lazy days (aka everyday right now).

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Do I really need an Instagram theme?

The social media site I struggle to get along with has to be Instagram. It seems to be the one that has a a habit of making me feel like my life is inaquedate but equally inspiring me to find prettiness around me. Whenever I read posts along the lines of 'how to improve your Instagram game' they all mention that you need a theme to have a somewhat decent following, and my Instagram definitely does not have a theme.


Friday, 22 January 2016

The Winter Blushers

For some reason, blusher is the one area of my makeup I neglect. It's evident in the fact I only own a few too. Lately though, I've been using blusher like there's no tomorrow, it makes my doll like complexion look a bit more alive and like I actually have a heart beating blood around my veins, you know? With the arrival of winter though, blushers seem to have finally stole a piece of my heart.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Hand Cream Heroes

One thing I seem to own a lot of is hand creams. For some reason I'm like a magnet for them. I think because I always forget (which I shouldn't do) to use them, they just amass into an overwhelming number. So think of this as a roundup of all the hand creams I own.


Monday, 18 January 2016

Ciate x Olivia Palermo Nail Polishes

Olivia Palermo Ciate
You know when you stumble across something you don't really need but it's almost too pretty to pass up? Well that's what happened when I found these Ciate x Olivia Palermo nail polishes in my local TK Maxx. I felt a little like I'd won the makeup lottery. Especially when the RRP is £17 and they were discounted to a ridiculous £6. Let's just say, the smile on my face was a little smug. I mean can you blame me, Olivia Palermo is also a total babe after all.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

High End Brands I Want to Try More From

When I got thinking about the highstreet brands I trust, I got thinking about the high end makeup brands I want to more from. I'm very much seeing a transition in how I want to spend my money on makeup. Instead of piling my basket high in Boots, I seem to be thinking 'well if I don't spend much money here, then I can get a couple of things from Nars'. It's probably a bad way to think, but there's no doubt I'm gravitating more towards high end makeup.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

January To Do List

1. Deciding what I want for my birthday is heaps harder now I'm getting older. I'm sure I'll come up with what I want sooner or later, right?

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Golden Duo

Hair care is something I'm forcing myself to be proactive with. It's an area I've always neglected until recently and since I've just chopped my hair off (details coming your way soon), I feel like there's no better time to start. I've been relying more and more on two products that seem to do all the work for me.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Lush Christmas Gifts

You probably won't see a 'What I got for Christmas' post around these parts anytime soon, but one thing I'm happy to share is the Lush goodies that I opened on Christmas day. Lush is probably my favourite store on Earth right now, and I'm kind of making it my mission this year to try a lot from the brand, so be prepared to get a little sick and tired of Lush (if that's even possible).

Friday, 8 January 2016

Hair Do or Hair Don't?

I'm in a major flump with my hair. One part of me wants mermaid-esque hair that even Ariel would be jealous of, then on the other hand I just want to cut it all off and live the short hair life. One thing I know I need to improve is how I take care of my hair. I came across Madison Reed's 'hair do or hair don't's' and thought why not share them? Needing to up my hair game meant I was all ears! I probably won't end up with Victoria Secret hair over night, but a girl can dream, right?

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

How I get my Miracle Complexion Sponge perfectly clean

The only thing that ever put me off buying the real Beauty Blender was the fact I'd essentially be paying £20 for a sponge I'd never be able to keep clean. The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge was a quarter of the price and if it was a pain to keep clean then I wouldn't feel too bad about throwing it away.

Monday, 4 January 2016

La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Blur

La Roche Posay
If there's one brand I seem to have quite a collection of when it comes to skincare, it has to be La Roche Posay. Naturally when I heard a BB cream was launching on the scene I got a little bit excited. After all I pretty much adore the Effaclar Duo + (holy grail material) and anything with the words 'Effaclar' on seem to do wonders for my skin.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Best of Beauty in 2015

beauty, makeup
It may be day 2 of 366 (don't forget it's a leap year) so it's still early days to tell you what I'm loving this year. I did promise a round up of my favourite things of last year so that's exactly what's about to happen.
© Jodie Loue

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