Posts

The Body Shop Tea Tree Ultimate Regime

Image
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…

Depression is...

As we are in the 21st Century, you would have thought by now that we don't surround mental health with a negative stigma and stereotypes, right? Wrong, we are still very much living in a society that sadly still doesn't understand what it cant physically see.

And I get that, to some extent. It is hard to understand something we can't physically see, but that still doesn't mean we have the right to completely disregard something that is very much real and affects more and more people everyday.

Most people have this idea that mental health, depression, in particular is just an excuse to not do anything and lay around in bed all day, when in fact that is not what depression is at all.

Depression is not washing your hair for over a month because you physically can't bring yourself to get up, not because you're being lazy but because you feel so numb and so lifeless that even when you do try to move, you feel stuck.

Depression is not eating for days even though you&…

Biggest Haul I've Ever Done...So Far

Image
After a few things not going the way I expected, I decided to shop! I was in dyer need of some retail therapy so decided to splurge a tad...

Beauty Bay:
It all started on Beauty Bay where I purchased the BH Cosmetics Eye Essential 7 Piece Brush Set for just £14.  The brushes are so soft and for the price, do a very good job, I think if you're just getting into makeup or want to get some brushes but are not sure on brands etc, this would be a good place to start. 
I also bought 2 Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks in the shades Scorpio, how could I not buy a liquid lipstick named after my star sign? And Gemini both at £16. I love Jeffree's liquid lipsticks they're so long lasting and are so so pigmented! Scorpio is a taupe colour while Gemini is a light (ish) nude.

FeelUnique:
I have been dying to get my hands on the Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm its usually around £20, but it was on sale for just £13.50 on FeelUnique so it was my chance to grab it. And since it made an appearance…

L'Oreal Face Wash Review

Image
As you'll be able to see in my last post, I reviewed the L'Oreal Pure Clay Purity Face Mask but when I was shopping in Boots the other day, I saw the new L'Oreal face wash range, with the same (ish) ingredients as the face mask, just in a face wash form. So decided to give it a go and review!

When I first applied it, it wasn't I thought it would be, I initially thought there would be some microbeads to help exfoliate the skin and get off dead skin but that wasnt the case. It's quite a thick, smooth texture and a little definitely goes a long way. I put a raspberry sized amount onto my wet hands, lathered it and then applied on my face. It felt very thick, as I mentioned. After I washed it off my skin definitely felt smoother and I instantly saw a different in my skin the day after. Even without microbeads, I did feel like it got off impurities and dead skin, thanks to the clay.

It didn't irritate my skin at all which was also a bonus. I bought the 'Pure Cla…

L'Oreal Pure Clay Mask Review

Image
I have seen sososo many reviews about L'Oreals latest Pure Clay Masks, which were released late last year, having seeing other bloggers and youtubers use and rave about them, I had to see it for myself, so a about 3 weeks ago I went into Boots, picked up the 'Pure Clay Purity Mask' as it tailors more to my skin type, it helps to mattify the skin without completely drying it out. Which is definitely what my skin needs.

The mask comes in a small (ish) cubed like jar and says you get around 10 uses out of the jar, a little definitely goes a long way with this mask.


So to start off, I washed my face to get rid of any dirt patted it dry with a clean towel and popped on the face mask, as I was putting it on, it didn't feel heavy at all like some face masks feel sometimes. It also spread really well and evenly, believe me when I say, a little goes a long way, as I said previously.

After I put it all around my face, the instructions on the box say to wait around 5-10 minutes u…

March Birchbox Unboxing!

Image
Happy April everyone, even though we are well into the 4th month of the new year...

I haven't blogged in a while, no reason in particular I just felt like I had nothing to write about and my life was getting a bit busier due to 3 assignments all being due on the same day which all needed my undivided attention. Anyway, here I am now with a brand new birchbox unboxing!

I was so pleased with my first ever birchbox which I ordered back in February, I also have an unxboxing of that one if you would like to see it here. I decided to become a fully fledged subscriber to birchbox.

In this months edition I got samples of: Marcelle gentle make up remover for sensitive eyes RRP: £14.50Balanceme Instant lift primer RRP: £22.00ModelCo Highlighting trio RRP: £17.00Benefit double the lip in the shade Lusty Rose RRP: £10.00Oribe dry texturising spray RRP: £41.00 TOTAL RRP: £104.50 (for all 5 full sized products)

I was really intrigued when I opened up the box and inside was a cute little bag with …

Why I stopped looking for a relationship and started looking for myself.

After being in a relationship for no longer than a month, after having him break up with me on the day I moved to university. I thought to myself 'ok Izzie, it was only a month my time wasnt completely wasted' And I didnt really think much of it, not going to lie I did have a drunken cry at the end of a night out on the toilet but... that was about it. Not because I didnt care for him or the relationship. I just looked at the break up logically rather than emotionally, which is probably where I went wrong, if I had let myself heal emotionally, I don't think I would be writing this post.

Ever since I got out of the relationship, it was as if I was on a mission to meet as many guys as possible and try and find a significant other. I re-downloaded Tinder (I know... I stooped that low) And began searching, I also searched during freshers to, which wasnt the best idea to do either as most of the boys I had met during that week were looking for one thing only... I don't need…