Thursday, 29 May 2014

How I cleanse my skin| Liz Earle style





I used to be one of those girls who would pick up any old pack of face wipes and then the cheapest moisturiser I could find. Heck, I didn't even know what to do with toner. This was until around 2 years ago I came across Liz Earle. When I first heard about it, a lot of people hadn't heard of the brand, however if it can make its way to my hometown in Devon, then I'm sure the majority of you guys reading this have already heard of Liz Earle.
Two years later, and my orders are still going strong, and not to mention very regular. I cannot imagine what on earth my skin would look like if I didn't use this three step combination. I even managed to get my mum into it, and now she is even more Liz Earle crazy than I am.

How does it work? Well you have your cleanse, tone and moisturise and then you are ready to go about your day, or go to sleep, which ever you feel like.

1. Cleanse - You will find you don't need to plaster the product onto your face to get all of your make-up off. One pump will do. Rub it all over your face, you can even use it to get mascara off. Then in warm water, wet your muslin cloth and use to get all the cleanser off your face. The muslin cloth is amazing, because whilst it is gentle on the skin, it does exfoliate as well, which just leaves your skin feeling exceptionally soft.

2. Tone - Next you just use Liz Earle's instant skin tonic, which smells lovely, not too overpowering. You need to add a little onto a cotton pad and wipe all over the face. This just smoothes and revitalises your skin. This skin tonic uses Aloe Vera which is amazing for soothing and refreshing your skin.

3. Moisturise - After you are done with steps one and two it is now time to hydrate your skin by using the skin repair moisturiser. It sounds really thick and heavy, don't worry its nothing like that. This product is slightly more tailored to your skin type. There is Combination/Oily, Normal/Combination or Dry/Sensitive. I personally use the normal combination. I find I don't need very much, and I just moisturise all over my face and neck and voila the cleansing routine is finished.

I hope you guys find this post helpful, this is just what I use for my skin, and what works for me. I have used Liz Earle for two years now, and I still continue to love their products. None of them have been too strong or harmful on my skin. I often get the cleanser in my eye, and I'm always amazed at how it never ever stings my eyes.

Have you guys ever used Liz Earle? If so, let me know what you think.

Love Jess x

Friday, 23 May 2014

3 little MAC treats


1. Creme cup, 2. Speak louder, 3. Coral Bliss


1. Creme cup, 2. Speak louder, 3. Coral Bliss


1. Creme cup - I absolutely love this neutral pink toned lipstick, I've needed something like this for a while now. You know those go to lipsticks for every day wear. This is definitely going to be the one.


2. Speak Louder - The name speaks for itself really, a loud pink toned lipstick, definitely stands out on my face, and can adds a pop of colour to a basic make-up routine.


3. Coral bliss - I'm a massive fan of coral colours, this one stood out to me because its not too over powering, and like Creme cup, I could wear this daily when I don't fancy too much make-up, yet still want to add a little colour to my lips. 

I find it so hard to go into M.A.C and pick up lipsticks, there is so much choice, and quite frankly I just want them all. I'm happy with this little purchase I have recently made, and I cannot wait to get a lot of use out of them. I definitely think so far Coral Bliss is my favourite. 

What are your favourite M.A.C lipsticks?

Jess x

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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Monday, 19 May 2014

Trip to Brighton












Hey guys, 

Today has been the hottest day of the year so far, and what better way to spend it, than by the seaside. Me and my friend decided to take a little trip out of London, and into Brighton for the day! What fun I have had.
I cannot believe I have never been to Brighton before, there is so much to see, and on a hot day, what more do you want that to sit down, eat fish and chips and have a cheeky ice-cream. (Definitely me!) As you can see I took full advantage of laying down, to relax and soak up some sun-rays, although you could argue it's not my most flattering pose.

What I loved most about Brighton, is not only does it remind me slightly of being back home in Devon, but it has the cutest little independent shops ever. Its so nice to see this, in comparison to the high street stores i'm faced with on a daily basis. I managed to pick up a few extra home decorative for my room, and some incense with a gorgeous little elephant holder.

I've had one of the best days in such a long time, it's so nice to take some time out now and again, and spend time with friends and just have fun! I definitely will be back to visit Brighton again, in fact I want to live there.

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather.

Jess x

Monday, 5 May 2014

LUSH Haul





Hey there,

I recently took a little trip into my local LUSH store, as I hadn't been in a while. Even if you don't wish to buy anything the experience is still so fun, and the smells are literally amazing. After picking up a few things, I thought I would share them with you all. 



First up is the Bubblegum lip scrub. Oh my gosh, I cant explain to you how good this smells, I just want to eat the whole thing. (probably not the best idea, but oh well). I get really dried lips and I notice that it makes applying lipsticks really hard, so this little beauty is going to work a treat. 


This one is the Melting Marshmallow Moment (nice bit of alliteration there for you). Again, it smells so good I just want to eat it all up. You can just run this gently under the tap when you have a bath, and watch it do its thing.


I cant wait to use the French Kiss bath bar. It has a beautiful scent of lavender, which is really soothing and relaxing for your mind and body. I often use lavender in bathes to help me sleep, so if you have problems getting to sleep at night try this. 


I have never used this Tisty Tosty bath ballistic, but I literally cannot wait, as it melts away in the bath water, the rosebuds will emerge and be left floating on the surface. I think this one sounds so fun and I'm really excited to use this it. 


Okay, this is my last bath product, I promise. This is the Avobath, which is a creation of Avocado. Avocado is perfect in helping soften and smooth your skin, so I'm interested to see how this one will also work.




The final product I picked up is the H'suan Wen Hua hair treatment. I get pretty dry hair, so I am constantly on the look out for something to help soften and nourish it. You can use this product straight onto dry hair and leave for 20 minutes. If your hair is more damaged you can use it once a week. I wouldn't say mine is overly damaged, but I think I'm going to give it a go once a week, just to see the difference it makes.

So there we have it, my little LUSH haul for you all to see. I'm unsure on all of the ingredients used within each of the products, but what I absolutely love about LUSH is that everything is very natural and nor is it tested on animals.

What products do you love from LUSH?

Love Jess x


Saturday, 19 April 2014

Awol Nails




I'm obsessed with painting my nails, and I have found a massive love for Topshop nail polishes. They are so easy to apply, and incredibly fast to dry, unlike some where you feel like you're waiting 10 hours to do absolutely anything else. 
When shopping the other day and browsing the range of nail colours, I came across this one. For some reason it reminds me of the primary blue colour you get in pre-school, in those massive tubes. (anyone know what I'm talking about haha). I just had to buy Awol it is definitely a nice change to my either neutral or coral collection. 

What do you think of Topshop nail polishes?

Jess x

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

good food, good company: Five Guys

Recently in the part of London I am currently living in a Five Guys restaurant has opened. It's only right that I went along with my friends to test it out. I don't eat out very often, if I could I would trust me.


I think the over all effect of this place looks so cool, I think I got a little too excited. You can queue up and eat monkey nuts (which are amazing). I love that although it is technically a fast food restaurant you can see all the burgers being made right in front of you, I think there is something comforting about that.


I love the idea of all the toppings being free, I do think its a really good price, for burger, chips and unlimited drink refills, I think I paid around £7. Let me just tell you the drinks machine is amazing, I forgot to photograph it, but you select your category, so I pressed diet coke, thinking that's what would come out, but I then got to choose flavours such as Lime, Vanilla, Cherry, Strawberry. (How cool is that!!)


I got the veggie burger with Cajan spice chips and Lime diet coke. All of the food was lovely, however I would say the only downside is for those people who don't eat red meat or are vegetarian. I presumed there would have been a chicken burger, but no. I had to go for veggie, which I thought would have been an actual burger, but essentially it was veg in a burger bun. (slightly disappointing).
I'd go again just for the chips and Lime coke.

Have you been to Five Guys before? If so, what do you think about it. 

Jess x