Thursday, 18 September 2014

Bye Bye Braces!

So I never really spoke about having braces on my blog, it's something I just wanted to get over with and so I was extremely happy when the orthodontist told me I could have my braces off a few weeks ago. The reason I needed them in the first place was because I had a overly-attached-baby-tooth who didn't want to come out naturally and so had to be forced out. The braces meant they pulled the adult tooth down quicker and made sure it didn't buge any of the others out of the way in the process. 

My experience was pretty good, I got them on last October and off beginning of September. The first couple of weeks were hard eating as my teeth were very sensitive, and I will definitely not miss constantly getting food stuck in between the wires (niiice, I know!). My lovely friends were really nice about my braces and said they suit me but I'm certainly a lot more confident in my smile and when I'm laughing, which happens a fair bit when I'm around the girls. To anyone who is going to get braces, suck it up and get on with it, it's worth the wait. 

Did you have braces? Or do you know if you'll have to have them?

P.S To find out the makeup I'm wearing in this post make sure you check back in October! 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Morning Skincare Routine

When it comes to my morning skincare things are kept pretty simple, this is something my skin agrees with and means I don't have to worry about too much time consuming application! After I wake up I go straight to the bathroom and wash my face with the Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Wash Gel which is a lovely simple gel that cleans the skin while not leaving it feeling stripped or dry. Nothing fancy here, apply product to face, splash with water and rub then remove with a warm damp facecloth. Then I head back into my room and spray my face with the Avene Eau Thermale Water which adds a first layer of moisture to my dry skin and is also nice and awakening when I'm a bit dreary eyed in the morning! 

Only two more steps, my eyes get a dab of the Body Shop Aloe Eye Defence cream which comes in a super hyiencic and easy to use pump bottle, I pop this on my ring finger and apply under my eyes. This is lovely and cooling under the eyes and makes any makeup I apply later glide on smoothly without flaking or sinking into any lines. Final step is also a winner on packaging and something I've reviewed here a pump of indeedLabs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly to add moisture to my normal/dry skin. Another plus point of this product is it sinks into the skin quickly, another time reducing tip for my mornings. 

What's your morning skincare like? 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Beauty Bloggers Excuses To Buy

The post 2 weeks ago today was about Learning To Spend Less (see here) so this Thursday I thought it would be interesting to hear some excuses that some of my favourite beauty bloggers use when buying beauty products. I'm definitely heavily influenced by offers on products and also new releases are very tempting to see what they're all about. Here's what the others had to say: 

Emma // @girlwithmakeup //
'My train of thought is usually "hmm I do have a lipstick/blusher/bronzer that's similar to this but this one is slightly different... therefore I need it!'

Rachel // @rachelclaireful //
'I don't spend a lot of money going out or smoking or drinking a lot so I feel that justifies it !' 

Sophie // @sophieetc //
'I definitely use my blog as an excuse "it's for review purposes!". Payday and treating myself is also an excuse for me too.'

Beth // @thegingernroses //
'If I have a special occasion coming up ... the "I know I have 8 different red lipsticks but this can be my cousin's wedding red."

Sophie // @sophiesaid //
'I like to convince myself I need new products for each new season.'

Leigh // @lilpbeauty //
'In a few weeks we will be heading into Autumn which definitely an excuse for new beauty buys.' 

Sophie // @sophienoz //
'I like to justify buying beauty products if I've been working hard as a little treat to myself!'

Sophie // @bellechaton //
'Packaging plays a major part, if I see a product with cute packaging of course I need that!' 

I hope you find this post interesting! Make sure you check out the bloggers in this post as I love them all and their blogs. 
What are your excuses to buy?