Saturday, 25 April 2015

How to tackle Summer with oily skin

There are so many things to look forward to with Summer only round the corner. BBQs, warm evenings, Pimms, picnics.. the list is endless! However, if you have an oily skin, the thought of a warm Summer's evening after a scorching hot Summer's day can be hell on Earth! Here is a quick guide to keeping your skin behaving itself during those warmer months!

Now, this may sound crazy, but avoid washing your face as much as you can. Constantly washing your face will make the glands in your skin over produce oil which is not going to help the problem. You will notice a difference this makes.

Try using blotting paper instead of powder to freshen your makeup. Applying powder will only build up and start looking like a cake mask.

Just because you have a more oily skin type doesn't mean you can skip the moisturiser. Your skin will be super thirsty and dehydrated so aim for a moisturiser with no oil and larger amount of water in it to really give the skin a boost of looking gorgeous and healthy.

Go makeup free for the day... I know, scary thought but your skin will be so thankful for the breathing space. With a bit of tan, everyone looks better makeup free.

Lastly, have fun, relax and make some memories during these gorgeous days. Looking back on those days you will struggle to remember what you looked like, but remember how happy you felt. 

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Beauty and the Bump

Hello all you cake lovers! Huge apologises for my long silence, however, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, I have a little one on the way in August.

There has been so many ups and downs during the beginning of my pregnancy, all I wanted to do is write blogposts but found it difficult to stay awake past 9 o'clock! I've reached the second trimester now and feeling a little more human. Ready to share with you some beauty products that have helped me throughout the morning sickness, the favourite jeans getting too tight and the grey hairs peeking through a long over due hair dye!

So my skin hasn't be great, but my goodness... throw in those hormones and it was ridiculous! If like me, you've had a pregnancy breakout, don't panic and totally change your skin care routine. Your skin is just getting used to it all, changing up your routine will just make matters worse! I found that the Clinique Clearing Gel worked a treat on any nasty so and so turning up unwanted. It even worked as a mask at night all over. 

This Jo Malone Vitamin E scrub is gorgeous, leaves your skin super soft and smells amazing! The scrub has also really helped me out with that nasty cellulite that has turned up recently....oh the joys of creating a little person huh? Buffing this into your problem areas on dry skin, then with a cold shower blasts away that orange peel! Try drying yourself off with a towel that isn't super soft from a tumble drier either for extra help. Believe me, it works! Don't forget to keep yourself hydrated too. 
The Clinique Sonic Brush is still my best friend, for a full review take a look at a previous post. I noticed my skin got a little extra oily with these hormones running amuck, so the extra deep cleanse the brush provides is needed daily! 

Now it hasn't just been my skin that got a little extra oily, my hair got awful! I would feel so disgusting, an hour after washing my hair it would be greasy all over again! With my short hair style I can't really through it all into a dry shampooed top knot. So a way I managed to tackle this problem was cut out the conditioner, this worked a treat for my hair it's stayed looking cleaner for longer and was never too flat to my head I looked like a lego toy! This Ojon Detoxifying Shampoo takes away all the impurities and generally yuckiness leaving my hair beautifully clean. If I feel like my hair does need some nourishment I'll use a hair mask which does the trick! 

So, feel free to give these products a go and see if they work for you, and let me know if there are any products and routines you use to help tackle those pregnancy beauty problems! I can't lie, I find it hard to feel 'glowing' and the mood swings really get on my nerves. Looking at items, like the little toms in the picture above, and picturing the tiny person that will fill them one day makes all those stresses melt away, that's all you've got to remember when feeling blue. Hope you enjoyed the post baby cake lovers xo

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Styling The Bump

Hello cake lovers! Apologises for my silence for so long, but as you can probably guess from the title... I have a little one on the way in August. Now I don't know about you mummas to be out there, but I love spending my evenings on Pinterest having a look at how these gorgeous fashionistas style their bumps! So here is a selection for you all to have a scroll through! Enjoy! Don't worry make up and beauty posts will still make an appearance too. xo

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