Skincare is something most of us think about daily and something that has definitely become more of an importance in our general upkeep and even within our self-care routines. I don’t have a particularly fascinating past when it comes to my skin and skincare; as a teenager, my skin was okay with no major problems, thankfully. It was only since I hit my early 20’s, when I started on a new contraceptive pill when I started to get acne which bothered me enough to go to the doctors. I’ve tried a shed load of different brands and products throughout the years; full on skincare routines with cleansers, toners, moisturizers and an array of creams down to soap and water. But I’ve yet to find something that works – I mean genuinely works – for my skin.
Watches can be a real statement piece of jewelry and fashion and I believe that everyone should own a really nice watch at least once in their life. I’ve been through my fair share; nothing expensive or fancy by certainly watches that highlighted my style at the time (which was Grunger chic – 16 year-old me was cool bro). My last watch was a brown leather strap with a pirates map in the face and although I bloody loved that watch, it’s safe to say I’ve come a long way since then. And don’t really partake in pirate fashion anymore.
Facial oils have always been a bit hit-and-miss with me. Possibly because I’ve never taken the time to learn how and when to use them properly and possibly because I’ve never found one that’s right for me. I’ve used plenty in the past that just made my face look greasy AF which wasn’t a good look even by my pretty low standards. I was always hesitant at putting facial oils on before make-up, worried that foundation and concealer wouldn’t sit properly and if I wasn’t wearing make-up, would everyone just think I was super sweaty? What’s the deal here?
I love trying new products and having a blog has allowed me to try a whole range of products which I probably wouldn’t have heard of before, which I’m very grateful for. PAIRFUM is a chic collection of organic products, which range from skincare to candles, room sprays and more. With quite a focus on scents, all their products come in a range of scents which are fresh, feminine or floral and would leave your room (or body!) smelling absolutely delicious. I was kindly sent two of the PARIFUM skin care products to try and test and here are my thoughts!
When I was 14 (or 15, somewhere around that age) I was invited by my school to go on a surfing holiday to Cornwall because I was such a good student, with great attendance. If that doesn’t give you a glimpse of what I was like at school, I don’t know what does but it was a great opportunity and I spent an amazing week with some of my friends who were also selected in Bude, in Cornwall doing all sorts of activities including rock climbing, abseiling, orienteering, wind-surfing and surfing as well as having BBQ’s and sing-a-longs around the campfire under a vast expanse of inky darkness and more stars than I’ve ever seen before in my life. I have very fond memories from that trip and I’d love to go back to Cornwall as an adult and visit the gorgeous beaches and who knows? Maybe even hop back on a surf board for old times sake.
The trends of denim have been changing for years. From bell bottoms in the 1960s to extreme ripped jeans in 2018, denim has certainly been through a lot since the release of the blue jean 145 years ago. So, which were the trends that really took off? And, what can we expect from denim in the future?
I don’t wear much of it but I love jewellery and when I find a piece I like, I rarely take it off. I’ve recently had a bit of a trauma with a necklace that I’ve worn 24/7 for the last few years, getting in a knot and having to be cut off. It was such a shame because it was my favourite and meant a lot to me so R.I.P necklace but this means that I’m in the market for a new one and I want to make sure I choose wisely! I think necklaces of all shapes and sizes can look lovely and really make an outfit or be totally understated (like mine was) that it blends into you as a person and it just becomes a part of you! I’ve luckily worked with jewellerybox before on my blog so I know I love their jewellery so here are some of my current necklace faves from their site!
In May I worked with a fab shoe company, xylondon on a review of a pair of their boots. I bloody love these boots and have certainly got some wear out of them since receiving them so I can hand on heart, recommend this brand for all your boot-related-needs. I was thrilled when they wanted to work with me again on a more Summer-themed shoe post so I hopped onto the website and had a good old browse for something more summery. And I found the cutest pair of shoes which I can’t wait to share with you!
I think Spring is a great time to spruce things up. Whether that’s your blog layout, a new hair cut, a re-decorated bedroom or a new wardrobe, Spring is a great time to jump into things head first. New beginnings and all that jazz. I always feel super motivated and inspired as Spring hits (apart from the days that my hay fever is so bad that I can’t breathe or see), I want to do more, try new things, work harder – the works! And it’s a great feeling. Fashion is something I’ve never been overly confident with; I don’t tend to follow the crowd or follow any “trends” and I’m quite reserved when it comes to my choices. But even a gal like me needs some new items to spruce up their wardrobe every now and again don’t they?
I’m always up for trying new products but the thing about me is that I hate having too much “stuff”. If you know me from Twitter, you’ll know I’m a constant cleaner / sorter-outer and I hate keeping anything unnecessary. I hate having more than what I need (I guess you could say I have a fairly minimalist mindset in that respect!) and my beauty / skincare collection would be gasped at by some beauty bloggers out there! So anything that makes my life easier and isn’t left lying around doing nothing is always a bonus for me.