My simple everyday make up routine

I feel like I should firstly apologise for being absent for so long and having no blogs or many updates. University has recently become the bane of my life, with about 4 months remaining until graduation, everything has started to feel pretty real and scary. I have my dissertation due in under 3 weeks and then my exams begin next month too. So expect not many updates between now and graduation but I’ll try my best, especially since I have so much planned for this blog too!

I’ve been spending many of my days recently in the library getting work done, although sometimes I do go wearing very little or no make up at all, I’ve begun having a little routine when I do want to make a little more effort without going “full glam”. If anything, it’s a few tricks to help me look like I’ve had 9 hours sleep rather than 5… 

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Haircare Products

I used to abuse my hair. When I was about 17, I bleached my hair myself. I don’t recommend that anyone does this since I learned that it absolutely ruined my hair. It became so frazzled and dry. I still think my hair is recovering from the past damage that I’ve done. But I’ve now got my hair in a nice manageable state. After much trial and error, I’ve discovered the products I love the most and I definitely don’t want to live without! Bare in mind that I have a balayage effect on my hair, this is where my ends have been bleached. So this contributes to having damaged and dry ends, I always want to take extra care so it doesn’t have a damaged appearance. I also don’t wash my hair everyday, most people are aware that the natural oils in your hair is very good for it! Also, my hair becomes much more manageable to style on day 2 and 3.

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2015 SKincare Favourites

Although we are now 20 days into 2016, I feel like a post about my skincare favourites of 2015 is slightly late but still appropriate. I do give a pre-warning that I prefer to use asian brands over western brands. Some people are often put off by this fact for numerous of reasons that I fail to understand. I can empathise that the products can be difficult to get ahold of but if you have the patience for international shipping and the motivation to research the products, I can’t see why anyone would avoid them. I mainly choose asians brands, since in my opinion, they’re 5 steps ahead of us when it comes to skincare. They definitely know what ingredients to use to get the most effective results. Of course, you’ll have to bare in mind that although the products may work perfectly for my skin, they may not act the same with your own skin. It’s all down to experimentation and this is key for any products from anywhere. Moving on from my justification of using these products, I should go ahead and start talking about my favourites!

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2015 Make up Favourites

This year has been a great year for me in make up. I’ve really got to switch and change my collection to discover the products that I love. I begun to experiment more this year and try new things that branch away from my usual products and that really helped me to find new products that I simply couldn’t live without! Although, this year, I’ve told myself to stop experimenting with new products but to experiment with the products that I currently have. My makeup obsession can get too much sometimes and having too much makeup is ridiculous for me. Plus, looking from the hygienic perspective, makeup does have an expiry date and it would be nice to get the most of the product before it goes bad. Also, I’ve hit pan on a few products this year and it’s oddly satisfying. With my blog getting underway now, I really want to start making posts that could help people pick up some tricks that I’ve learnt along the way. So, this requires me to look back at my products and how I use them effectively. Especially since I’m a firm believer that you can get the most out of a product no matter how cheap or expensive it is. 

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Benton Honest TT Mist Review

Back in November, I remember browsing through Jolse’s website (probably because of another sale they had) and I saw that they were recuiting reviewers to try out the Benton Honest TT Mist. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but I had nothing to lose so I put my name down. I’ve always had a positive experience with Jolse.com, so I thought it would be a great experience to work alongside them and help promote a new product for them. I then find out that I was chosen. It arrived about 2 weeks after sending them my address.

Upon arrival, I realised that I’ve never owned a mist product before. So I didn’t really understand when I was meant to use it. After some research, I found that mists are great for a burst of hydration to the skin. It’s best to be used as a toner, on cushion puffs or beauty blenders before application and also throughout the day to rehydrate the skin. With my current routine (and the incredibly rainy, British weather), my skin hasn’t been dehydrated. So I decided to just use it as a toner everyday to see how it’ll work out for my skin. 

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