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Korean Skincare - Foot Peeling Mask

While I was browsing the ASOS website looking for some new clothes, I found myself on the skincare tab endlessly scrolling until I came across something that instantly intrigued me. A foot peeling mask. The skincare brand 'Oh K!' is a Korean based range with different skincare products, that I personally have never seen or tried before, so when I tried their foot peeling mask, I was pleasantly surprised.

 Inside the cute packaging was 2 plastic like socks and 2 foot essences, which you had to pour into the socks before putting your feet in and hoping that something would happen. I have to admit, it felt so weird having these on my feet. The instructions on the back of the box explained that I had to keep my feet in these socks for around an hour to an hour and a half. The essence I have to admit was extremely cooling on my feet and after I took them off my feet did feel a little smoother.

Now, for £6 I wasn't expecting much from this, and considering I had no real prior knowledge of the brand either, I didn't really know what to expect either. The instructions also explained that after around 4-6 days prior to doing the foot mask, the feet would begin to feel off all the bad skin and essentially leave me with new and smooth feet.

A couple of days later I had completely forgot that I had done the foot mask and when I was taking my socks off, to my initial shock, my feet were peeling!!! Until I remembered that this was completely normal, I ran down to my mum and showed her that the mask had actually worked, she was also pretty shocked. The instructions said to not peel the peeling skin - which I admit was very hard, because who doesn't like peeling something that's already peeling? 

The peeling lasted around 3 days, and during that time I showered and gently exfoliated the wet peeling skin to help with the process, now it is safe to say my skin on my feet is so smooth and feel like new, I didn't realise how dead the skin on my feet was until I did this and I would definitely recommend this to anyone with dry skin.

Below I have shown pictures of the peeling process to show you what it was like, no it didn't hurt at all and it looks exactly like your skin does when it peels due to a bad sun burn.

Have you tired any Korean skincare products? Would you ever try this foot peeling mask?

June Favourites

I can't believe we are already over half way through the year! 2017 has definitely flown by and during the month of June, I decided to go on the hunt for some new favourites and I've decided to share them with you!

Nivea Oil-Free Moisturiser £3.99:

I have been on the hunt for an oil-free moisturiser for ages, as I suffer from oily skin and when I saw this moisturiser by Nivea in Superdrug on offer for £1.95, yes £1.95 ladies and gents. I knew I had to give this a go, and I instantly fell in love, it is quite a thick moisturiser so a little goes a long way but itreally hydrates my skin without adding more oils and doesn't dry out my skin either whichsometimes I find this does occur with moisturisers targeted for oily skin. However, it does havea strong scent which I think is due to the Ocean Algae included in the ingredients, so if you'renot  fan of quite strong scented products I would say maybe this isn't for you. 

Simple Dual Effect Eye Makeup Remover £2.47:

I saw this a few weeks ago while I was browsing in Superdrug and I was immediately intrigued, for one, I am a huge fan of the Simple skincare range and secondly, I have heard so much about makeup removers being mixed with cleansing oils to make it easier to remove makeup.

This handy lil thing is a mix of cleansing oil and vitamin water, so it really is kind to your skin. It's not too oily either which I do find is a problem with some oil based products ... yes I said oil based products can be too oily sometimes...This honestly took my heavy eye makeup off within 2 swipes of a cotton pad and it left my eyes feeling refreshed and it didn't sting either! The only bad thing I would have to say about this is that I'd like to have a bigger bottle of it! I don't think I have seen a bigger size than the 125ml which I seemed to use up really quickly! 

Biore Charcoal Pore Strips £8:39:

Having heard so much about the Biore brand, I decided to test others with these pore strips as 1- They were on offer and 2- My nose had some serious blackheads that needed to be removed. I put the little pore strip on my nose, left it for 10-15 minutes and peeled off which, did pull my skin a little but not too much so I didn't feel any discomfort. And oh my golly gosh did I love (but also hate) what came off my nose! It literally stripped every blackhead I had out and ever since I've been using these, I have felt my nose feel so much smoother & have not had a blackhead since.

However, if you'd like to try a cheaper alternative to these before trying these, boots do their own 'Tea Tree' Pore strips for £4.99! They just as good as the Biore ones! 

Boots Tea Tree Witch Hazel Spot Wand £3.89:

I picked this up on a whim about 3 weeks ago, because I was having quite a bad breakout and needed a quick fix as I was going out, I saw this dual ended spot treatment with tea tree and witch hazel ingredients - two things that help to reduce breakouts. One end was for the day and other end for night time.

AA Skincare Green Tea & Aloe Vera Cleansing Wipes £3.30:

I picked these wipes out as part of my Latest In Beauty subscription box and I have loved them ever since! They're so smooth and soft on skin and don't feel like they're pulling at my skin, which some wipes can feel like. They smell so natural and are paraben free. AA skincare is largely becoming a new favourite of mine, they're super affordable and full of natural ingredients too. I'll definitely be buying these wipes again! I used them every morning and night and my skin felt so refreshed after. 

Pixi Vitamin C Wake Up Mist £16.00:
I bought this mist after seeing a few reviews by it from other bloggers and oh my so am in love with it! It smells so citrusy, exactly like oranges really. It also does really wake me up, I spritz it all over my face in the morning and it really wakes my skin up! As well as the AA Skincare wipes, this most is also paraben free! They do also have other mists too such as a makeup fixing mist, a glow mist and a milk mist which I am yet to try!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara £19.00:

Like the AA skincare wipes, I also picked this out as part of my Latest In Beauty box and it is safe to say this is my new favourite mascara! However it will never beat my holy grail Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. But, it certainly does the job, the mascara helps to volumise and lengthen my lashes without clumping. The spoolee is also narrow to help get into the inner corner and lower lashes too! If anyone is looking for a new mascara definitely give this a go, the packaging is different too! 

So there we have it! These are some of my June favourites, of course I could go on and on about all the products I loved this month but we would be here for ages! Do you have any June favourites?

I 💛

50 Quotes to live by...

Recently I have been a little low on motivation and have found myself endlessly procrastinating, so I decided to sit down and look up some quotes that would help me get out of this little funk that I had found myself in.

So here we go, 50 quotes to live by:

1: Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible" - Audrey Hepburn

2: I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

3: Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right! - Henry Ford

4: Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. - Vincenzo Lombardi

5: Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. - Charles Swindoll

6: If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

7: Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

8: I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. - Jimmy Dean

9: Believe you can and you're halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt

10: To handle yourself, use your head, to handle
 others, use your heart. - Eleanor Roosevelt

11: Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. - Les Brown

12: Do or Do not. There is no try. - Yoda (Yes, THE Yoda)

13: Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve. - Napoleon Hil

14: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sailed away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. - Mark Twain

15: I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And this is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan

16: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein

17: I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. - Stephen Covey

18: When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford

19: The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. - Alice Walker

20: The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. - Amelia Earhart

21: It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. - Aristotle Onassis

22: We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. - Ronald Reagan

23: Everything you've ever wanted in on the otherside of fear. - George Addair

24: We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. - Plato

25: Nothing will work unless you do. - Maya Angelou

26: I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. - Mother Teresa

27: We we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. - Plutarch

28: Don't just each day but the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson

29: The only way to do great work is to love what you do. - Steve Jobs

30: Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale

31: The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. - Ayn Rand

32: If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silences. - Vincent Van Gogh

33: Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. - Farrah Gray

34: Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. - Dalai Lama

35: You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou 

36: I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear. - Rosa Parks

37: I would rather die of passion than of boredom. - Vincent Van Gogh

38: A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. - Unknown

39: A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein

40: What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. - Bob Dylan

41: I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. being willing is not enough; we must do. - Leonardo da Vinci

42: If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. - Booker T. Washington

43: Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. - Jamie Paolinetti

44: If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on. - Sheryl Sandberg

45: Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. - Ancient Indian Proverb

46: When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. - Helen Keller

47: Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. - Confucius

48: How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank

49: When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life. - John Lennon

50: The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

So, what is your favourite quote from this? Or do you have another one? Comment below!

Look Book: Summer Vibes

My friend Holly and I had been wanting to do a look book for ages, but with the stress of uni life and not having the most glamorous campus to take pictures in and also, not being confident enough (yet) to go to London and take candid pictures like other bloggers seem to do effortlessly. We finally did it! I drove up to Luton to see Holly and take some pictures for our look books!

Holly thankfully had this lovely field that we were able to go to and not worry about people staring at us while we posed in various outfits, however walking up and down the road several times in different outfits must have confused those peeping out of their windows. 

Outfit 1:

Bardot Top: New Look
Ripped Skinny Jeans: New Look 
Shoulder Bag: River Island
Shoes: Puma

I absolutely love this outfit, bardot tops instantly make an outfit seem more dressy, even when you're not 'trying' to make an effort. the tie detailing on the sleeves also add extra sass to this outfit too! 

Outfit 2:

Top: Hollister
Ripped Skinny Jeans: New Look (same as above outfit)
Shoes: MissPap

Again, this is such a simplistic yet statement outfit, especially with the bold heeled shoes to spice it up!

Outfit 3:

Bralette: Hollister
Split thigh Maxi Skirt: BooHoo
Shoes: MissPap

Now, this for me has to be one of the most 'daring' outfits I have chosen to wear, simply because the split thigh does show a little bit more than one would like if you position it wrongly, however, this hasn't stopped me absolutely loving this skirt! It is great for the festival vibes or summer party, either way you'll definitely be making a statement in a split maxi skirt!

Outfit 4:

T-Shirt Dress: InTheStyle
Shoes: MissPap

This outfit is slowly growing on me, and is perfect for the summer/festival season, it's loose material keeps you cool throughout the hot days/nights.

Be sure to check out Holly's look book over on her blog! https://hollykategladwell.blogspot.co.uk !

See ya guys soon! In the mean time, comment below some posts you'd like to see!

I xoxo

Collection Colour Correctors

When I saw these new little things on the Collection stand at Boots a few days ago, I had to give them ago and at £3.99 each I could not say no. I've always been sceptical about colour correctors and wondered if they actually worked as I didn't really know if was just like an optical illusion that having different colours on your face could have the ability to blend into your skin tone, if that makes sense.

The range comes in three colours, yellow, green and purple which target to conceal different specific areas that we may suffer from and a little more help than just a usual light concealer.

So what do each of the colours do?

Yellow: To combat purple tones that we may have, I certainly have this in the inner corner of my eyes sometime, whether I'm tired or not! When I blended this into my skin using a beauty blender I instantly saw a difference. The formula is just like the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer however certainly does a better job at hiding my purple toned eyes!

Green: To help reduce the look of red tones such as blemishes. I used this on a few spots that I had popping up on my face, especially an unwelcome bully of a spot on my chin! And again, it really helped to conceal (as it should)

Purple: Helps to takeaway any yellow tones that you may have. Now, I didn't really know I had a lot yellow tones on my skin but when I looked closely, I did find that particularly around my nose it needed a little bit of concealing, so when I applied this onto the very corners of my nose it did help to balance out my skin tone.

For those of you who are wanting to enter the world of colour correctors but may not wish to break the bank just yet, these are an excellent starter as they're super affordable and do the job perfectly, I'll definitely be repurchasing these when I run out!

Do you have a favourite makeup brand?

I xx

Anatomicals Review

Apologies for me being a little MIA recently, I just needed a lil break and some time to myself - don't we all sometimes? But don't you worry I am back and better than ever. Lets keep off with another review of some products I received from the brand Anatomicals!

The Anatomicals range is a UK based skincare range that have their own unique twist on their packaging and use of ingredients in their products, I don't think I have ever seen anything like this range on the market (yet) which I think makes this brand even better, that they are steering away from the norm and going above and beyond to be just that little bit different. What I really love about this brand however, is the fact that the range does not test on animals. If it is one thing that really upsets me is, loving a brand so much and then finding out that they test on animals - it really is a turn off.

The packaging of all of the products are really simplistic yet effective and of course, humorous. Each product has their own individual slogan to match the product, and who doesn't love a cheeky slogan?

Lets start with the masks!

The mattifying mask I think has to be my favourite so far, it really helped to get rid of excess oils and impurities which I really need, as my skin can get very oily very quickly, so having a mask that completely mattifies my face is a must. Putting it all over my face, waiting around 10 minutes and then washing it off I did see a difference in the first application from this mask! It also smelt amazing too! Some masks can smell weird sometimes but this one I feel smelt like the sea which really was an added bonus.

The deep cleansing mud mask was also a product that did the Anatomicals range justice, it smelt lovely too and not too 'clinical' as I think a lot of masks can smell very clinical due to all of the products squeezed inside. I used this mask when I was having a particular bad breakout day and my skin needed extra love and attention. My skin felt very refreshed and smooth after I washed it off and I definitely will be purchasing this again! Both of the masks were really easy to apply, they consistency of the masks weren't too thick nor thin, they were juuuuuuust right!

Now to the body cleansers...

The Get Lost Grime natural body cleanser includes ingredients such as papaya and mango - which is of course where the exotic citrus aroma comes from! The cleanser does not include any microbeads so it is very smooth on the skin and for me, did not irritate it at all. The product is handy for both women and men so anyone can use this! Which, I think makes this product and range even better. Both cleansers are free from DEA's, Sulphates, Parahens and SLS's so it is very kind to your skin!

The Every man/woman body cleanser also smells divine, like the Get Lost Grime, it includes fruit extracts to help produce a fruity citrus smell. This helped me feel so much more refreshed in the mornings when all I wanted to do was get back into bed. having a cleansers that helps to refresh your body for the day ahead is really an added bonus, in my opinion. By the name, I hope you can gather that this is also for the use of both men and women and again, is free from DEA's, Sulphates, Parabens and SLS's.

For more information on the Anatomicals range, visit their website http://www.anatomicals.net
You can purchase their products through websites such as ASOS and Amazon, happy shopping!

I xx

The Body Shop Tea Tree Ultimate Regime

After suffering quite badly with a breakout I decided to go into the body shop and have a look at the tea tree range, which claims to help with blemishes, blackheads and oily skin. All 3 things that I suffer from sometimes, especially oily skin.

I decided to opt for the 'Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Ultimate Regime' kit which was £26 and products in it that equated to £40, so it was a bloody good deal, even if bought the same products with a student discount, I still would have been better off buying this bundle.

So... whats inside?

Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion £9.50: This is a lightweight moisturiser for blemished skin that also mattifys the skin without completely drying out. I have found in the past that moisturisers that mattify the skin tend to, when you rub them into the skin sort of peel off as you massage it into your skin... if that makes sense. I have been using this moisturiser for over a week now and I can already feel a difference in my skin, it is so much smoother and my oiliness does seem to be more controlled. So I will definitely be keeping this as part of my skincare routine. I use this everyday in the morning.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner £6.00: I was particularly wanting to try this toner as I had already used the body shops Sea Weed toner, which I found was really good however it sometimes stung my skin a little bit which, is not so good, but it did do the job of mattifiying my skin and getting rid of excess oils. With this toner, I found that it is so so good, it really helps to take away any excess makeup and dirt on my skin, I tend to concentrate on my T Zone and only lightly go over my cheeks as my cheeks aren't as oily as my T Zone.

Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash Scrub Mask £8.50: This little number is diverse enough that in can be used as a face wash, face scrub or face mask. I use it around my T Zone, and chin areas as that is where my skin is most oily. I use this every other day as I do find that it can be a little harsh on the skin, so on days where I am not using this I use L'Oreal's pure clay wash as this still helps to get rid of impurities and excess oil.

Tea Tree Night Lotion £10.00: In all honesty, I have never really used night time lotions as part of my skincare routine, I would just put on a regular moisturiser, which is still good but having a product that is targeted to helping your skin over night is so so much better. After using this product I have found that when I wake up my skin is blemish free, super smooth and with little to no oil on my skin when I wake up.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser £6.00: I use this every morning to help wash off the excess night lotion and any dirt that may have gotten onto my skin as I slept, this really helps to wake me up in the morning and helps prepare my skin for the day ahead.

I have found this Tea Tree range to be quite mild on the skin, so if you do try it and it stings or gives a burning sensation, please stop using it, sometimes we think that because a product is painful, it is working - when that it is not always the case. I personally would recommend those with normal to dry skin to steer clear of the Tea Tree range and possibly go for something more moisturising such as the Vitamin E range.

The girl in the body shop was also very kind enough to give me some free samples of some face masks to try over the next 2 weeks, so if I like them, I'll be buying the full sizes and reviewing for you all! (once pay day hits of course)

I xx