Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Mac Venomous Villains Collection

Hello petals!

So I'm sure allot of you know about one of the coming Mac Venomous Villains collections in September , but I am so so excited about it and cannot wait!
You can have a look at the promo video here!

This sounds like a collection that was made for me, I love love love Disney.
I assume there are going to be allot of the colours I love to wear, especially in Autumn and Winter - Dark plums, blacks, reds etc to support the evil theme!

I am so excited about this collection, what is more fun than Disney and Mac?

Is anyone else excited?
Or am I just overly nostalgic when it comes to Disney haha

Monday, 24 May 2010

English heatwave - Summer skin saviors

Hey lovelies

Oh my gosh, over the weekend England has had a massive heatwave!
I spent all of Saturday/Sunday and today, just lounging in the garden in my swimsuit!
I have a lovely deep tan on my chest and face, and loads of freckles on my nose! I love freckles, I wish I had more I think they are so cute!

Anyways, I'm not that fair skinned, but I have quite badly burnt bits on my shoulders and heat rash on my hands and forearms ugh. I am also quite concerned that my newly natural bronzed skin isn't going to last, so this lead me to this post idea -

These are the products I always use to care for my skin abroad or when we get the few hot days in England

Exfoliator / Body brush
I always ensure to get rid of dead skin prior to fake tanning or laying out in the sun, the tan looks so much deeper and glowy, and it will last allot longer if you have newly smoothed skin!

Suncream / Tanning oil
Obviously suncream is a must, I've been using factor 30 on my face and 15 on my body, but the factor I use depends on how hot it is. I love the scent of suncream, it transports me to a lovely beach, especially when creams have a really strong coconuty scent!
I rarely use tanning oil, It literally fries my skin, so I only use it when I have a really strong natural tan or I will just burn. It is really moisturising and makes you tan allot easier though!

Cool baths
These are so nice! Showers with a really strong water pressure will just really hurt burnt skin, so I've been taking really long cool baths to soothe my heat rash and burns.
I only use a tiny amount of bubbles though, as my skin is so sensitive after being in the sun!
I suggest using my method of a Milk & Honey bath ( click here to see it) as it is so lovely and moisturising post sunbathing!

After sun
I picked up the Aloe Vera gel when I was in Mexico, I love gel's and I keep them in the fridge to make them extra cooling and soothing !
I also use a cheap after sun lotion, to moisturise the rest of my body. I love love love the smell of after sun, does anyone else? I think it smells all manly and aquatic haha!

I also love to use shimmering lotion if I am going out, it enhances the tan so nicely and makes me have that fabulous Jlo Glow!

Further moisturising
The day after Ive stopping tanning, I use a really intense moisturiser to help my tan stay for as long as possible! I use this St Tropez lotion, it is designed to be used whilst tanning naturally, using sunbeds, or fake tanning. It is so soothing and really helps my tan stay for over two weeks! The smell is lovely as well, really fresh and herbally! I really recommend it!

So that is my Summer skin routine, hope you liked this post !
Do you do similar things, let me know what you summer skin care tips are?
Have you been enjoying the lovely weather recently?

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Cherry on top award

Hey galls

So I won my second award in under a week, I'm on a roll!
The lovely Lauren nominated me, thanks Hun!
She has such a cute blog and she is so lovely, definitely check her out if you haven't already!

The Rules

1. Thank the person that gave this to you :) Go on, give them a virtual hug!
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List 3 things you love about yourself ♥
4. Post a picture you love (e.g a person you adore etc.)
5. Tag 5 people you wish to pass this award on to :)

Three things I love about myself -

1. I love my courage, and that I always strive to succeed and solider on, even though I have had allot of bad times!

2. I love my heart and soul, not to be boastful haha, but I feel I have a good heart and always try to help other people and do what is right!

3. I love my body and my height(I'm 5ft 10).
I am definitely a million miles away from being anywhere near a size zero, but I feel confident and beautiful in my own skin and always try to carry myself with sass and fabulosity haha.
I don't necessarily love every part of body, but I see that each part makes myself as a whole and who cares what other people think!

Photo I love

This is a photo of my sister and I, I definitely adore her , she is my best friend haha!
It's from a million years ago, I love it so much, I loved the house, I love our dresses and hats, and I love the roses in the background, this is really one of my prized possessions.

Blogs I nominate -

I love all these blogs, they are such sweethearts and definitely deserve an award!

So that was my second award, thank you for all your support and your lovely comments! Hope everyone is having a lovely week!


Saturday, 15 May 2010

Post party skin

Hey lovelies!
So I like to blog about everyday things that happen as I feel it makes my blog easier to relate to, if that makes any sense!

Last night, my friends and I went to a local concert type thing, there was a Madness and Queen tribute band, we all love a bit of Ska and bohemian rhapsody eh.
Allot of very embarrassing singing and drunken dancing took place, I've also had a relay horrible cold, so this morning I woke up to my skin being an insanely dry, sensitive, puffy and red mess. It is definitely lacking with the normal glowy radiance I like it to have.

Every girl loves to party, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has to deal with the general death like skin the morning after.This inspired me to make a post about the issue of caring for hungover and dehydrated skin!

So here is my ways of dealing with after party skin -

- Seriously, I drink quite allot of water everyday, but tiredness and alcohol is so dehydrating for skin, I make myself drink a pint of water as soon as I wake up

Deep clean - I make sure I give my face a proper wash with a gentle foaming cleanser, as normally I don't get round to washing my face at all If Ive been partying.

I also steam my face occasionally, with a bowl of hot water and a few drops of tea tree oil, it is so good for clarifying and detoxing the skin!

- This is definitely the most crucial part, for really dry skin I swear by good old Nivea cream, it is so cheap, like 99p!
I slather on a really thick layer on my face and neck, like I would a face mask, and just leave it to soak in, glowyness will ensue!

- If I have to go out, minimal makeup is definitely key. Tinted moisturiser, allot of brightening concealer, bronzer, lip balm, mascara, white eyeliner. 8 hour cream is a godsend in dehydrated skin situations, apply liberally!
More makeup does not equal more beauty, in any situation, especially not post party! Sheer and glowy makeup with a glossy lip is what I go for, à la gossip girl and Olivia Palermo. Speaking from experience,matte powder and caked on foundation will just make skin look even more grey, tired and dull.

Sleep - I just love sleeping in general, and my skin is a million times better after a good ten hours!

So I hope you girlie's enjoyed this post, comment me and let me know what your ways to deal with post party skin are!

P.s -
A bacon sandwich ( or any fried food in large quantities), cup of tea, some reality TV and light reading material are completely necessary in making yourself feel human again.

This could be a hidden gem that only the likes of sporty gym whores and buff jocks know about, this stuff is amazing! Its one of those fizzy tablets you dissolve in water, it tastes like Orange squash and it has like every mineral and vitamin you need per day. It peps me up and makes you feel really lush and if you drink it daily you are less likely to get colds and such. I don't drink this daily, only when I'm hungover, I have a cold right now, case in point really!