Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Soap & Glory face scrubs/masks & daily update

I'm feeling a bit better today, just very snotty (nice) I have been sat at work with my hot water bottle all day which was nice and toasty!

Half way day is over, only two days until the weekend!  I have plans to meet up with some friends Friday evening, which I am looking forward to, it's an excuse to get dressed up and spend time with some of my favourite people.  I have a new sequin dress from Topshop which I may wear - it's very festive!

I thought I would post a quick personal review of some of my favourite soap & glory products.  I get really bad dry/flaky skin in the winter so I have to really keep on top of my skincare routine!  Damn winter!

Anyway, here are my favourite soap & glory scrubs/face masks:

First of all Soap & Glory Scrub your nose in it.  I really love this product, it is a face scrub which can also be a clay type mask if you want to leave it on for a bit longer.  It has that minty fresh tingle as well which feels like it really is unclogging your pores.  It leaves your skin feeling really polished and squeeky clean afterwards, I think this is possibly my favourite face scrub ever!

One of my other favourites which I ave only recently purchased is the Soap & Glory No clogs allowed.  This one is more of a face mask and I really love this product!  When you put it on it's a self heat mask so it has a really nice warming feel to it.  It also turns blue when it is activated (it comes out white at first) this obviously intrigued and amazed me haha!  You can then use it as a scrub at first and then leave it on for a further three minutes for really clean skin!  You also get a little pink sponge with it to sponge it off afterwards.

And last but not least - Soap & Glory the greatest scrub of all.  This is also a face scrub, kind of like the scrub your nose in it, except it doesn't have that tingly minty sensation.  It comes out white and has loads of little beads which pop on your skin.  This is also a really good face scrub and leaves your skin feeling all kinds of smooth afterwards!

All in all I would say that all three are really good products, if I had to chose only one, I think I would go for the S&G no clogs allowed as it is a scrub and a face mask all in one (plus you get the cute sponge!)

Another little product that is keeping me going this winter:

This stuff is literally my life saver at the moment, my lips are so chapped because of all the cold and wind.  If I keep applying this everyday, my lips are nice and moisturised for the weekend when I tend to abuse them with lipstick and lip gloss.  (My lips are always more crackly after a weekend of applying lip gloss - doesn't seem to stop me though).

Anyway I have written an essay here so I will give up now and get another early night I think.  I will also post some more fashion/clothes related posts when I stop living in skinny jeans and over sized cardigans in an attempt to keep warm!

Roll on summer!
Lots of love, take care

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Feeling sorry for myself

It has been a really busy day in work - in fact it's going to be a hectic two weeks now until finishing for Christmas.  

I'm also feeling sorry for myself as I have been sneezing and sniffling all day, I don't think it helps that I am sat next to a window and there always seems to be a draft!  Looks like I will be having a lemsip, hot bath and an early night and I will hopefully be feeling better tomorrow.

Anyway, the cute items I bought from the makeup lady that comes in work with a stall cheered me up.  I think she is one of the company make up artist's who often sets up a stall near the canteen selling loads of pretty make up and cosmetics.  As always I am sucked in as soon as I see the mac products and usually leave feeling £50 lighter.  I was actually quite good this time and only bought two little treats:

How cute?  I was going to keep them for my self (selfishly!) but my sister really likes the mascara and my best friend really wanted the blush when I showed her so maybe I will give them as part of their Christmas presents, as I have more than enough to keep me going!

Anyway, I'm not going to go in to too much this eve as I need an early night!  My lovely mum just brought me up a lemsip! <3

I think I am going to go cheer myself up looking at potential holiday ideas, I have requested extra days this year (work run a scheme to take extra days holiday and they deduct the cost over the year) so I am planning a few trips away.  I have found this website where you can rent out old fashion style roman gypsy caravans - they look so cute! Do any of you have any exciting holiday plans this year?

Lots of love, take care!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Weekends fly by

I didn't get chance to update at the weekend, it has been quite hectic... Or maybe I have just been really lazy, either way, I shall update now with all of my weekend fun!

I had my work Christmas party on Friday night, after rushing around trying to get myself looking okay I completely forgot to take a picture of my very pretty dress!  (So I stole one someone else took!)

We went to Rosso in Manchester, which was quite posh (for me!!)  Here is my outfit etcetc:

I wore this lovely white lace dress which I somehow managed to refrain from spilling my tomato and pepper soup down.

I also opted for these amazing shoes, which are quite high for me as I normally go for flats or quite a low heel.  These were really cheap from New Look which is also a bonus!  I love their shoes as I normally just end up trashing any shoes, especially ballet pumps so New Look is really good for everyday shoes.

Then for the rest of the weekend I just ate far too much and chilled out.  I am currently reading I heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk, who I am loving at the moment, her books just cheer you up and make you laugh so I'm sure you can imagine how lazy my weekend has been.

Only 9 working days left till Christmas, I am so excited, I am spending it in Wales this year with Mike's family, so that should be a nice change and break.

Work today has been tedious, I was having one of those days where all I wanted was to go home and hibernate.

Here is my outfit of choice for today - I just needed comfort so skinny jeans and a little checked shirt it was!

I don't often wear much make up for work so apologies for that!

Anyway, I have a few new products to show you soon so I shall keep updated.


Thursday, 8 December 2011

PS... this is me!  (Sorry it's quite a bad quality picture - I just took it on my I-phone!)


So this blog is to record my thoughts and views as I go along my daily routine in my world.

I have quite a love for fashion and beauty products, so I will also be including bits of this as I go along.  (When I say quite a love, I should probably mention that I think I possibly have a problem in reality....)

Anyway, more about that later.  

I work full time as a payroll adviser at quite a large company in Manchester City Centre, which I enjoy most of the time, however I have more of a passion in fashion/make-up, hence me starting to do this as something more exciting to fulfill my more creative tendencies.

I have my Christmas party tomorrow so I am spending tonight pampering myself and relaxing.  (I really need to apply my fake tan soon as I am wearing a white dress and at this rate I am going to blend in to my dress being as pasty as I currently am).  

I also got slightly carried away in boots on my way home from work (I only popped in to get a tanning mitten) and I ended up returning home with all these lovely new items:

I'm really excited to try them, especially the Garnier Blemish Balm which promises to give me a natural airbrushed look.  I will report back anyway once I have tried them.  You should also know that I am a sucker for anything soap & Glory, call me shallow but I can't say no to the pretty packaging!  

Anyway I should probably get cracking or I will be turning up to my posh Christmas party with bush eyebrows, prickly, pasty legs and greasy hair, and we can't have that!

I will keep post tomorrow if I get a moment with my outfit/make up choices.

Lots of love