5 Things I Love | January

January is always such a long month. I’m constantly tired, feel so unhealthy and in need of a holiday. My skin has given up on me and I’m counting down the days until summer. Thankfully, these 5 things are keeping me on track…


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My Beauty Must Haves

I love shopping for beauty products. Every time I go to town with my boyfriend I have to warn him that we’ll be venturing in to Boots at some point and it’s always met with a long sigh.

Normally the Boots experience is me having the time of my life, trying out anything and everything, reading every label, whilst my boyfriend, like all other boyfriends in Boots, is wishing he wasย elsewhere.

Having combination skin, I find it so hard to find products that work for my whole face. Something that works really well on my t-zone ends up drying out the rest of my skin and vice versa.

But, thank the lord, I’m finally finding products I love. These are my beauty must-haves.


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Are you giving your skin what it wants? ๐Ÿ’‹

There are 100’s and 1000’s of different skincare products out on the market these days all claiming to work wonders on your skin, it’s hard to know which ones do what and whether they work.

More than ever we are spoilt for choice. I personally own a variety of products, so many I could probably set up a new branch of Boots in my bedroom.

But what do they all do? What on earth is a nourishing cream and why would I be putting serum on my face?

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Monthly Wish List – March ๐Ÿ’‹

I love trying new products. I have a whole Pinterest (@xena_256) board dedicated to things I’d like and I’m constantly pinning more.

There are so many products I’d love to try, but unfortunately my bank account won’t allow me! So I’ve decided to create a wish list and maybe one day I’ll own the products… a girl can dream.


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Review: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation

I thought I would write a little review, after reading Laura Living Life‘s blog reviewing Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer, it peaked my interest. I love trying new products, especially foundations. I’m a big fan of Revlon ColourStay for Combination/ Oily Skin, so the Beyond Perfecting Foundation had a lot to live up to!


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Take it Off! ๐Ÿ’‹

This is the part of the day I like the least. It’s the makeup removal routine. I get so jealous of my boyfriend climbing straight in to bed when I know I have to spend half the evening taking off what I so delicately put on my face several hours before.

But it is essential!! I can’t stress that enough. There have been times when I’ve slept in the previous days make up and karma, in the form of an almighty spot, has already struck.


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What’s Your Skin Type?๐Ÿ’‹

I’ve always struggled with skin types. For years I couldn’t determine what mine was, I’m convinced it kept changing!

This is why I was pleasantly surprised when the first module of my Makeup Artistry course was ‘Skin Types’.

Hopefully this blog post will shed some light on the type of skin you have, how you should care for it and what type of products you should be using.


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