Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Turn Around...

Obsessed with this song right now!!! :) Yeah I replayed it like 8973 times...



Happy listening :)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Where have you been? + A Very Late August Loves

 
I keep disappearing and I am trying my best to keep my blog up to date, but the last month and a half have been MANIC, to say the least. My brother got married and preparing for it was hectic, crazy and very tiring, but the wedding day itself was amazing. Everyone looked amazing and we had a crazy reception party with everyone drunk (including me, first time in my life getting dunk- I drank everything under the sun). I also did a speech for my brother where I ripped him to shreds, which he deserves, haha! :)
 
Excuse the very poor pic, I took it from my Dad's iPad (the second one) and I did not know how poor the camera was, or is it just mine?

 
My favourites for this month are pretty simple.
 
1) La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo- After hearing alot of positives from this I decided to give it a go. I think it was around £13 from Boots and I really like it. It has helped with blemishes and helps to control my skin. When I bought it I thought 40ml is really small for  £13, but I have used for a month and a bit, but there is quite a bit left. I just apply it to the areas of my face that I am most prone to blemishes.
 
2) Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Body Oil- This stuff is sooo nice, I have been using this on and off for around 3 years and I rediscovered it. Apply this after a shower and it moisturises the skin so well and you look glowy *BONUS*
 
3) Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal/Combination skin- Even though my skin can break out, it is very dry, so I use this cream at night to inject some moisture in my skin. I love this cream, my skin is soft and looks healthy when I get up.
 
4) MAC 239- I have been wanting this for ages. It works at packing on the colour of eye shadows and even paint pots. I used to use my fingers to apply paint pots, which I didn't like because I thought it looked poo on me. This brush is something you have to own (along with the 217) they are amazing.
 
5) Real Techniques Stippling Brush- I use this to apply my blush (current choice- MAC Margin), and it gives control and stops me from looking like a extra from Geordie Shore. Funny enough, the RT blush brush is HUGE to apply blush, so I use it for bronzer or setting my make up.
 
Hope everyone is having a good weekend! :)
Devia xoxo

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Beauty Loves of July 2012


I always forget to do these types of posts so here is my *first* loves of the month of July and its slightly late (oops!).
 Here is the list of stuff I have been loving this month:  

Kiehls midnight recovery eye cream
I only picked this up in July but it has made it on to this list. I tried a sample of it before and I was amazed at how lovely it was. I can't say if it has sorted out my wrinkles, BUT my eye area is much more nourished and looks nicer in the morning.

balance Me Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve
This was free in this month's Glamour mag and after one application I shot out and got another one. It claims to: 'plump, smooth and hydrate' which is most definitely does.
This is such a beautiful lip product, it has even replaced my Carmex (and that is saying something).  Its a 100% natural, which is something I am becoming more and more interested/concerned about in terms of skincare.
I love the applicator and it smells good (very rosy). I apply it for bed and my lips have thanked me for it.
Real Techniques Detailer Brush
This is part of the Core Collection which I got as I never had any proper make up brushes. I never really wore foundation but I am beginning to and love this set of brushes. I hear a huge hype around the buffing brush (which is understandable, it is truly remarkable) but I personally love the detailer brush for concealing blemishes or small areas of the face, it does such a good job in concealing blemishes and redness around my nose.

CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara
One of my all time favourite products. My aunt from Canada originally bought this for me when she visited last and have been holding onto this one for about a year (unopend, of course). This is my last one, sad times, but I managed to ask her to send me some over, so I felt it was the right time to open it ;) I seriously love this mascara, it is the only mascara that I get compliments on. My eyelashes are straight but slant down a bit, so I need something that will hold a curl fairly well and this works for me and plus it adds tonnes of volume.

MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number
This is one of my long lost products and I rediscovered it this month. I actually hated this when I originally bought it, but then again I never gave it a chance.
Its like a charcoal grey with a silver sheen running through it, the glitter particles are really fine. I use this on the days where I don't want a heavy look but still want some definition. This does smudge but I found that when I applied it to my waterline it stayed in place and it is quite pigmented.
So there you have it, my favourites of July 2012.

Thanks for reading! :)

Devia 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Loving: Topshop and Miss Selfridge

I went shopping and this is what happened:

Topshop
I don't usually shop in Topshop, but that has all changed now...
I went to the Oxford Street store and it is like heaven for any girl. Their current season stuff is really nice and one of my obsessions, jewellery, especially statement jewellery- were amazing. I had to control myself, but I only bought two rings and a cuff bracelet.

The cuff is beautiful and it is one of those pieces where you can get away with wearing that and that alone. You can also cross over the bracelet, so the loops intertwine.
With the rings, I would personally wear them day or night. I especially love the scandi eye ring, I don't own anything like it. Its unique. Love it. 


(link is to the silver version)

Miss Selfridge
I spotted this clutch and I had hearts in my eyes. It is really well made, the only thing I hate is the strap, it is a weird colour of gold, but I am not intending on using it. The 'V' part of the purse has faux snake print, which adds a nice touch.
It is really spacious (for those who have an iPhone, you know a small clutch is no longer applicable). This can fit everything, from face powders to compacts to even a MAC palette (just in case). I prefer black bags, as they go with everything. Can't wait to wear this!

The second item I bought was this ring, which is just beautiful. It reminds of the film Gladiators, it looks like the body armour they wore, very Roman times-esque.


Ring- £8.50 (couldn't find the link online)







Anyone else loving anything from Topshop or Miss Selfridge?


Devia xoxo


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Hair Hero: Macadamia Deep Repair Masque


Firstly, some sun in the UK! I need some vitamin D, was starting to feel like a zombie, so hurray for that. Secondly, sorry for being naff with posting but I want to start doing different types of posts, I'm sure its getting boring with me reviewing products almost all the time. 
This post is a review AGAIN! Hahaha!!! But I am having a really difficult time in trying to grow my hair, I have no idea why it doesn't grow. My hairdresser told me that hair can stop growing when it gets to a certain length and sure hope this is not me :( To help the situation along, I am trying to not cut it and decided the best way is to use a good conditioner to keep my ends in tip top condition.
FYI: I did cut my own hair and failed miserably. It looked shit and was uneven, so that was a huge fail. Lesson: leave it to the professionals.

As there was so much hype around the Macadamia hair range, I obviously jumped on the bandwagon and I wanted to add my two pennies ;) The product that got the most hype was the Deep Repair Masque and I totally see why. Macadamia say:

"Our Macadamia and Argan oils combine with tea tree and chamomile oils, aloe and algae extracts to produce miracle-like hair rejuvenation"

It does nothing but good things for the ends of my hair (dare I agree and say it is a miracle product, a bit too far maybe, but not far off!). This is perfect with people who have really dry ends or use a lot of heat in their hair.

I use this in the shower, apply it to the ends of my hair and leave it for around 10 minutes (during which I exfoliate and warm up my vocal cords). When I wash it out, my hair is left feeling soft, smooth and very nourished! The texture is as expected: very thick, therefore, you need a small amount, but it is still really nice to apply to the hair.


It smells good and the scent stays in my hair. I expected the smell to be nutty or a chocolate/vanilla scent but it smells like a hair product (that is not even helpful, ha!), just quite feminine, clean and reminds me of the hairdressers.
I have been using it for 5 months and this stuff is seriously amazing!!! I use it sparingly (once a week) because it is such a moisturising product, I think twice would be a bit too much, plus, my hair can get greasy really easy (but I have dry ends?...WEIRD!) I was lucky and managed to get mine off CheapSmells when it was £10.

The dodgy hair cut I gave myself did help hack off the split ends and the Dove conditioner I blogged about here and this hair masque has helped to condition the ends of my hair. My hair is naturally wavy/frizzy/bird's nest, with my Dad even questionning if I own a brush, but with this, I feel my hair is slightly more tame and it doesn't weigh my hair down. I also struggle with dry ends because of my hair type and the more I have used this masque, the better my ends are and so makes my hair look healthier overall. I also use a hair oil once every two weeks, which helps as well.

If you haven't tried it, you need to, it is an amazing product, but £25 is a bit much, having said that it does last me quite a while. If you check BuyaPowa, they had a deal recently where it was around the £8ish mark, so it is worth shopping around.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend ;)


Devia xoxo

Monday, 2 July 2012

ATTENTION: Kiehl's Sale

I know what you are thinking, Kiehl's don't do sales (thought the exact same), but I went in to the Westfield in Stratford and they had 20% OFF!!!
You might want to check if your local store has the offer because I am not sure how long they are doing this sale and I couldn't see the sale online. FAIL!

As usual, I wanted to buy everything but I controlled myself and got the one product I wanted to try for ages (this was the perfect time, with 20% off and all).

I ended up buying the Midnight Recovery Eye Cream, which I tried a sample of a while ago and I really loved it.

RRP: £24.50
Sale price: £19.60


Excuse the poor picture, took it quickly on my phone, was excited to tell you all ;)
I am off to watch Revenge, my favourite show at the moment, so addicted.


Devia
xoxo

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

My Top 5 Body Exfoliators

I do love to exfoliate my body, it makes it easier for my moisturiser to be absorbed and no more crocodile skin ;) But I'm not really fussed about the type of scrub, the only thing I ask for to do what it says on the tub/bottle (don't we all?!)
Now that summer has arrived (now and again, when it feels like it) in the UK, I think exfoliators, shavers, wax and definitely SPF are selling QUICK! So I thought I would let you know which exfoliators I love.

A quick heads up, I cannot for the life of me describe scents, so sorry in advance :)


1) L'Oreal Exfotonic
This is one that I have been using for ages, but I have a problem finding it in my local Boots and Superdrug. Any-hoo, it's a great foaming exfoliator which really slough's off any flakiness. But when using this product, you will need to ensure you use SPF as it contains AHA's, which I try to look for in both my facial and body exfoliators, as it makes it easier to remove dead skin.
The smell is fresh, clean- I want to say ocean like(?!)
What I like about this one is that does quite a few things: tones the skin, smoothes rough patches, encourages cellular renewal and cleanses and clarifies the skin (very well copied from the packaging) but I can truly say I found it to do all those, except tone, but that is because this product is part of the 'Body Expertise' routine, where you 'need to use all the products to see an effect', but I didn't follow that, did my own thanggg, so didn't see any toning- I rely on Jillian for that, when bothered.

2) The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Scrub
This smells like the body butter which I love. The grains are not small and I think this is the most abrasive. The creamy texture and smell is what made it on to this list. It is not moisturising, but instead leaves your skin soft and my moisturiser sinks in a bit quicker.

3) Soap and Glory Sugar Crush
(not pictured because I used it up and chucked away the packaging- (a normal non-blogger thing to do) )
This one is my favourite for when I need a good scrub (or when I haven't exfoliated in ages). The smell. The consistency. The ingredients (brown sugar, almond oil and lime- all things I love). Everything. I just cannot fault it. It exfoliates really well, leaves my skin smooth and smelling good (the citrus scent is different to the "normal" S&G scent of products). It is however slightly abrasive, so if you have sensitive skin, a defo no-go.

4) The Sanctuary Body Scrub Orange Blossom
I quite like scrubs that leave a little moisture film after, I find that it helps my skin to stay a bit more softer for longer, especially in winter when my skin is drier.
This is one of those- it has natural pumice, patchouli and orange oil. It smells fresh and makes me want to eat it, I can't really describe the smell, it smells like all the other Sanctuary products. A really nice luxurious product.
It contains small exfoliating grains, so it is not as abrasive as some of the other ones. I only use this when I have been regularly exfoliating and do not need anything close to a sander. It doesn't leave my skin irritated or red.

5) Soap and Glory Flake Away
This was introduced to me by my sister around 5 years ago and since I have tried it I have loved it :) It smells amazing, melts into my skin and is moisturising. It doesn't leave that much of a film after the exfoliator is washed off and is perfect for getting my skin ready for summer.

Hope this was helpful. What are your favourite exfoliators?



Devia
xoxo

Monday, 18 June 2012

Bargain at The Body Shop

Just to let you know that The Body Shop are doing a 'Buy 3 Get 3 Free' or to me BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free).

I obviously picked up the Cocoa Butter body moisturiser which I love :)


But the most AMAZING bit... If you are a Love Your Body member you get an EXTRA 10% off. So I got 6 body butters for £33.75, that is seriously so worth it.

So if you love The Body Shop, now is the perfect time to pick up someof your favourites ;)


Devia

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Diamond Jubilee Weekend

A late post, so sorry for that, but I have been really  busy, decorating/painting but I still managed to enjoy the Jubilee celebrations. So sad the Jubilee is over :( I LOVED the concert, how cool were the fireworks?

On Sunday I made cupcakes for my street party, being a good citizen and all ;) helping out the community. I had fun even though it wasn't a 'street' party due to the weather but it was really nice.
Instagram of the cupcakes I made

I
t would not be normal for me to go without showing you my 'Jubilee nails' which I love! I added sparkle in tribute to the 'Diamond Jubilee' using No7's Stay Perfect Glitter Top Coat in Silver which I blogged about here. I also used Navy Blue by Barry M and Siren by No7.




 Hope everyone had a fab Jubilee weekend.

Devia 

Friday, 1 June 2012

No7 Stay Perfect Glitter Top Coat

I am obsessed with glitter nail polish. Seriously obsessed. So when I saw these two gems at the No7 counter in Boots I was, lets face it, mesmerised.

They are reasonably priced at £8 each (9ml). BUT... if you spend £5 in store you get a £5 No7 voucher (I think for another week- not sure, so check it out) which makes these two polish's £3 each AND you get advantage card points... BARGAIN!

I know glitter nail polish is a pain to get off, but I just make sure that I apply a thicker layer or more layers of the glitter, so when it comes to the removing process, I am able to peel it off (bad for your nail and weird, but it works, trust me).

However, with the No7 ones, I applied two coats and it wasn't that much hard work to take off compared to 'Rainbow in the S-Kylie' (from the Kardashian Kolor Line) which is my favourite, but a real nightmare to take off :(

(Can't really see the front of the bottle, but if you look carefully you can see the 'No7' logo).







I really adore the consistency of the polish, it's very easy to work with and lets you 'place' the glitter where you want, which is difficult with some previous colours I have tried, where some of the glitter  flecks can tend to clump together.
The brush is amazing too, I am glad No7 have kept with their wider brush which all their polishes have. The drying time is quick and leaves a nice sparkly finish on the nails.

The first two nails are 'Gold', the index finger with one coat and the middle finger with two coats.

The last two nails are 'Silver', the ring finger is one coat and the little finger is with two coats.



With a combination of big glitter specks and really small specks of glitter, it adds a really nice look on the nail.
The No7 top coats are fab as you can work it with one coat or two coats. It really depends on what look you are going for.
This is what 'Gold' looks like with a coloured base:


No7 'Gold' with Essie's Jam 'n' Jelly as a base colour
I haven't found a glitter nail polish that looks good without a coloured base polish until these, they are just so good. I definitely recommend you pick them up especially with £5 off ;) I LOVE them!

I am going to wear these for my Jubilee street party (can't wait). Even though this is a 'top coat' I would still apply a top coat on top because it is not a smooth finish.

What is everyone doing for the Jubilee weekend?

Devia

Monday, 28 May 2012

What I got for my birthday and a few other items



I know some people hate these type of posts, but I like them, its a way to be nosey in a polite way. All I ever feel like I do is review, review and review a bit more, so I had to switch it up a bit, or try to :)


I am just going to show you what I got for my birthday and some other stuff I have bought for myself. These won't be a review or anything, they will just to show you what I got :)


So this year I was very lucky with what I got.

Took the picture on my bed hence all the creases. What can I say... I'm a creasy sleeper
  
For my birthday I got:

The Zara Messenger Bag in Grey and Red- I actually used the money I got for my birthday to buy this. I got it online because I wanted it a few months ago and then it became a blogger craze and I was like oooo it must be soo good. Went instore and they were SOLD OUT :(
I took it out for its first trip the other day and I went shopping with it and it is such a nice bag- comfy, spacious and looks so good :)


All Star Black Leather Converse- I never thought I could wear converse, even though I can be a bit of a boy at times or football fanatic if you will, I just thought nope these will just not work. HOW WRONG WAS I? I tried them on and even my Mum was like "they look good" and I trust my Mum because if they looked naff she would pull a "don't think so" face. By the way, buying Converse/trainers can be just as addictive as buying cosmetics. As soon as I got home I was thinking of my next pair... (I forgot to take a picture but, I have a picture on my Instagram: @beautyfullyblog, if you are interested) or you can see them on the Office website.


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair - Another item I wanted for ages. It is really expensive but I'm still trying it out and will do a review on it when I have used it for a few months. It is oil free and a 50ml bottle is supposed to last me around 4 months (from what I was told by the lady at the counter!). The bottle is so nice too ;)


Estee Lauder Daywear SPF 25- I am not sure about this, I chose this and then realised it only had UVA protection. I am becoming really fussy about SPF protection, it is so so so important. If you are in the sun or even on a cloudy day you NEED SPF. I wouldn't go any further than SPF 30, even in summer. I also think this cream is a bit heavy for me and I have a few spots, so I think it may be from the cream. Not completely sure yet.



Non birthday items...


Katy Perry Lashes- Which I havent tried and tested yet, but I think they will look so so good :) I thought they were the most natural ones and have a nice curl. A bit off point but my sister did try the Cheryl Cole eyelashes the other day and they look are beautiful- long and natural. Defo could not tell she was wearing them.


Bobbi Brown items- being obsessed with beauty stuff, I NEVER wear concealer or foundation, not because I don't need it (trust me I do!) but I was a bit of a scaredy cat and never took the plunge. I bought the corrector, the creamy concealer kit, the foundation stick and the concealer brush. I havent tried them out yet as I only got them on Friday but I will let you know how it goes.


Paco Rabanne Lady Million- I have wanted this for ages, it smells so good! The guy's version smells amazing and I was tempted to buy that, maybe next time eh?


Real Techniques Stippling Brush- I get sucked in by hyped products and so I wanted to try the Core Collection but I opted for this brush for now :) It feels so soft and I love the design.


Redken Iron Silk 07- I am on a "no heat thing on my hair" (I have no idea why, because I never put heat onto my hair, seriously, its a birds nest) but I bought this just in case I have to straighten or curl my hair for a wedding or a nice event where I shouldn't go looking like I have been dragged through a wind tunnel.



John Frieda Full Repair Perfect Ends Deep Infusion- This is one product that I have tried and I really like it. I am trying to grow my hair and so won't be getting it cut in a while. I needed a treatment that I could use after I wash my hair and I was curious about this range. So I picked it up in Boots and I am so glad I did... Review coming right up!


Essie nail polishes- My sister picked up the Essie 'billionails', 'trillionails' and 'Matte about you' in the Boots where she works at £1 EACH! I was like bargain!!! The billionails and trillionails are the second and third part of a nail strengthening system, I don't have the first part, haha beggers can't be choosers! ;)

I am interested to try 'Matte about you' because I usually like my nails to look shiny, but I have a few colours I have in mind which I could "matte out".

I did try Step 2 (Billionails) and you can use the nail polishes as a base coat or a top coat. I used it as both and this is may nails after day 4: (not that bad)



I'm also wearing Essie's Jam 'n' Jelly which my sister got from Boots. The brush is flipping amazing. It is similar to the Rimmel 60 Second nail polishes (which I compared to the Dior Vernis brush here). I will still need to use 2/3 of the nail strengthening products more before I say you NEED it in your life, I have only used them once- so far and so far so good :) My sis did well <3


Nivea Sun Light Feeling Sun Lotion SPF50- I need this because the weather in the UK is HOT! I got SPF 50 when I should have got 30 (doh!) but I can't be bothered to change it, so I will protected from everything. Everything. I'll defo be taking that to Wireless with me. Hopefully the weather holds out!


Elizabeth's Daughter Purifying Mask- Wanted to try this skincare brand before and I do like this product. It retails for around £19.50. I think I got this for slightly cheaper online. Again quite happy with it, makes my skin bright and makes it look clear.


Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel- An exfoliator which I got from lookfantastic when they had a 20% discount on Elemis products. This is quite expensive and it is 50ml, so I am expecting good things from this one. But I really like the smell and have only used it once. 


Dorothy Perkins Sunglasses- Got these because I can't find my other ones. These were a bargain at like £6. Sturdy, cool (or I like to think so) and comfortable.



I hope this wasn't a naff post and you enjoyed looking at what I got and expect to see some reviews.

Thank you for reading :)


Devia 

Sunday, 27 May 2012

My Favourite Perfume (at the moment)

 
I am determined to make this scent my signature and I think I am almost there. My other signature scent is "apparently" Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy, which my cousin smelt on me and she loves it now. Slightly obsessed like me :)
But my new love is... Cacharel Amor Amor (EDT). I had this before but never took notice. I stole got this off my mum and have been wearing it ALL the time. I seriously love it and cannot believe I didn't steal get it earlier.
I love fruity smells but this is very fresh and floral. This is not a sweet scent but it is quite a sophisticted, "grown up" scent. It has notes of Vanilla, Mandarin, Jasmine, Black Currant and Lily of the Valley. I think some people who prefer lighter scents for daytime may find this a little heavy, I do like  slightly strong scents, but nothing like Clinque Aromatics. Urgh that is something else. My owns that too and I really dislike it, makes my nose hurt. Won't be stealing that one! 
Excuse my messy bed in the background
Even though its EDT I thought it was EDP because it has such great staying power- I was really impressed and I love how I get a whiff here and there during the day ;)

With the bottle, I ADORE it! Red is my favourite colour and the design is simple and to the point, no fancy stuff.
In terms of the bottle size, it is "handbag friendly" compared to other bottles which tend to be so so big that I can't chuck it in my handbag and tote it around all day; but this is an exception. I know the 30ml is a big difference from a 100ml but I still think the 100ml won't be that much bigger in relation to the width. (I am comparing this to the Britney Spears perfumes, the 30ml are just right to take with you but when it gets to 100ml, it is like carrying a rock around, its so bulky/wide).

Does that even make sense?!I  am sorry if this made NO sense, I am naff at describing scents and now the size of bottles, so hopefully you get the jist. :)

My next post will be my birthday haul and some other things I have acquired over the past couple of months!
Devia

Saturday, 26 May 2012

How I deal with an invasion of blemishes (Treatments)


WOOOO!!! My exams are finished *Beyonce booty shake* and I went out last night for my sister's birthday and got home at like 3am. Haha not used to it ;) Its 5.25pm, so I'm still in my pj's :)

Ok let's face it (no pun intended) we all have or have had spots/blemishes/zits, it happens. Luckily for me they are frequent visitors and enjoy a nice long stay with visible after affects.
I am trying to get clear skin and I was almost there until I got a heat rash on my face (seriously?!) and so all that went blah.

But I have found a few products which have helped me during my exams, where my face was SOO bad, like the worst ever (partly my fault, a combination of chocolate and stress do not work together, FYI).

I mainly use these products at night, but on the days I am home I apply them during the day as well.
At night, I use my cleanser (Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel) and then tone and then apply a face cream but miss out the areas where I intend to put the spot treatment. I have two different spot treatments I use:


1) Origins Super Spot Remover 10ml for £12- I tried the original one and I liked it, so I had really high expectations because it said it was 'super'. I do like it and it does reduce the size of the blemish. Depending on how stubborn the blemish is will obviously depend on how long/often you use it.
This product contains Salicylic Acid, a "blemish busting" ingredient. The product also claims to "minimise the appearance of post-blemish marks." I haven't found that much of a difference in the appearance of the scarring left behind, but it does a good job at reducing redness and blemish size. 
I do find that when I use it every day for like 3 days (it can be used 1-3 times a day) it dries the skin out around where the spot was, but make sure you apply to the spot, not to the surrounding skin aswell. And to deal with the flakiness I just use a gentle exfoliator :)
The only negative about this is that I think it is really expensive. The bottle is tiny. It has a strong herby/spicy smell too, which I'm sure some will not like. When you apply it to the skin it does tingle, but not to the extent where you want to rip your face off, but some people would find it quite strong. FYI- do NOT put it on a broken blemish, which I cleverly did and screamed my butt off. And that did hurt.


2) Tea tree oil 10ml for £2.99 and witch hazel gel £1.99 for 35ml- I use these together and they have really helped my skin to clear up. I found that it is most useful when I keep reapplying like every 4 hours, well for me anyway, because I had a few horrible spots which would not go alone with the Origins spot remover. I had to call in some reinforcement. I moisturise my face before bed but leave the areas where I have the blemish. I apply the tea tree oil using a cotton bud and allow the skin to absorb it. I then apply a layer of the witch hazel gel, leaving it on overnight.
There are some tea tree oils which are pure and can be used alone, but I haven't used them, so I can't really comment. So, try a blended one first, if this doesnt work then move onto a pure version. Pure tea tree oil I imagine to be quite drying so use sparingly.
(Tea Tree Oil not pictured)
This is a cheap alternative for a spot treatment, so I would try this method out, you do have to be persistent and if it doesn't work then have a look at other alternatives.

I have found that these work great for me, until my skin gets used to it and I will be back to square one finding another spot fighting regime.

I hope this was helpful. I did a blog post on another spot treatment for whiteheads a little while ago here.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend :)

Devia xxx

P.S. You need to go and watch The Avengers :) I've seen it TWICE, I just cannot get enough of erm ...Captain America ;) Seriously obsessed!

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Update Me

Hey guys sorry for not blogging, I am in the middle of revising for exams which start on Wednesday!!! Arrrggghhhh! So so so scared :(

But anyway, its my birthday today and I am in my PJ's...revising. Ahh the joys(!)
Can't wait to have a dinner with my family, relax and open my presents (which I will show you guys when I start blogging again). I have also acquired a few things over the past month or so, which I am loving as well ;)

So, due to my exams, I won't blog till the end of May, which sucks because I miss it so bad :(

But I hope everyone is good :)

Speak soon xxx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

In Love With Dove

So my life is the craziest at the moment... I have coursework and exams all happening next month, so I am sorting myself out for that. So, if I am not blogging then I haven't been ejected into space (which would be quite cool!) I am just busy revising :)

But I have a whole post dedicated to the three Dove products I have been really enjoying using. Two are hair products and the other is a body product.



Dove Intensive Repair
To be honest, I never really used to use conditioner, until I enrolled myself on this "long hair" project. I want my hair to my belly button (my hairdresser thinks I am crazy and boring as I only ever ask for a trim) which will take years, but I aim to be an Asian version of Rapunzel ;)
So, I don't know why, but my mum bought this and I just started using it as it was in the shower. It has helped to prevent split ends forming, I feel like I don't have as many as I did when I never conditioned my hair. So it must be doing something. It is nourishing and smells really nice.
Owww, notice how I have the tiniest amount left. I have squeezed the life out of the bottle :( But remember no product gets rid of split ends, the only way to do that is to visit the hairdresser.

Dove Nourishing Oil Care
While prowling the isles in Sainsbury's I came upon this, I actually bought the shampoo first and thought it was the conditioner and was putting it in the ends of my hair. THEN I realised it was the shampoo (so stupid), so no wonder it wasn't moisturising. Jheeze. Anyway, when I bought the conditioner, I tried it straight away. Firstly, it smells amazing!!! I think all the Dove products have a nice pong.
I use it in the shower, but I never wash all of the product out because my ends are really dry. Then once I have let my hair dry, the following morning (I wash my hair at night) I put a tiny bit of this conditioner at the ends, to keep them nourished. I have found it helps :) But I also think it has been a combination of both the conditioners (which I alternate) along with my weekly hair oil treatment. I blogged about this here.



Dove Go Fresh Nourishing Body Wash with Nectarine and White Ginger Scent
This is perfect for summer, its zingy fresh and is moisturising. It doesn't dry my skin out and it is really fresh. I didn't even know they did it in a huge 500 ml. As soon as I saw it I bought it. It's definitely really good value for money. I think I got the 500 ml for around £2 (on offer!).



  
Happy April Fools :) And Khloe and Lamar is starting today, if anyone is a Kardashian fan like me ;) I am not ashamed to admit, I am excited :)

Oh, and I have bought a few things over the past week which I cannot wait to try. I am stalking the postman, he must think I am a freak! Oopsie!

Devia xxx