The Quest for Perfect Skin…

Welcome,welcome, come on in! Well today was Monday. I’m sure most of you knew that. So Monday meant that it was back to college… Sarcastic yay! It wasn’t too bad actually as one of my lessons had been cancelled, so only had to go to English! Winning! And I was literally saved by the bell, as the fire alarm went off and we could go home early, double winning!

Today’s shoe of the day, is my green studded fake Tom’s.

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Super comfy, go with nearly all of me clothes and I got them for £3 in New Look! Wouldn’t recommend you wear them out in the rain as they are not waterproof and tend to make you fall over in front of many people…. Trust me I know this to be true…

As you may have gathered from the title of this blog, I am indeed in search of the perfect skin. I haven’t found the right combination yet, but I am certainly on the way. So I wanted to share with you my nighttime skin routine, from beginning to end! So here it goes!

Firstly I start with my bioderma.

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I tend to use this most on my eyes, as I wear an eyeliner most days, it can be a struggle to get off with a make up removal wet wipe! But with this it comes off with ease.
You can get the Bioderma here!
If your quick and buy it in June, there is a 1/3 of all Bioderma products! Grab yourself a bargain!

Next I use a larger cotton wool pad and remove all the makeup and dirt from my face with my Garnier Soothing Cleansing Lotion.

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I put this all over my face, and it works as both a make up remover and a cleanser all in one!
Great Stuff! By the way I got this in Home Bargains (a better version of a pound shop) for £1.99

I then use a toner, just to even out my skin tone and cleanse it even more!

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I also got this in Home Bargains for £1.50

Next I use my Simple hydrating light moisturiser. I can’t get enough of this stuff, I rave about it all the time!

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I got this in Lidl for £1.99

Finally, if I have time, and I’m not too tired I will use my Lush ‘Angels on Bare Skin’ fresh facial cleanser.

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Now, I don’t use this everyday, as I can’t be bothered. But when I do get round to doing it I flippin love it. It reduced redness, makes my skin feel so soft and best of all it seems to prevent spots from appearing. Love love love this!
You can get it here!

The biggest tip I can give for those with bad skin and desperately want to improve it is….
Get rid of the make up remover wipes! Do it NOW!!!
I know they are quick and easy to use but they will reck and dry out your skin. I know that they are cheap too, but most of the products I have used are really cheap and available in most high street shops… Boots, super drug, etc. Trust me, you will thank me later.

Now, onto shuffle song of the day!
It’s from the album
Ukulele Songs by Eddie Vedder and its the song ‘Can’t Keep’.
Such a beautiful song, and one you should listen to. The whole album, in fact is a beaut, and a great summer one too!
Listen to the song here.

And that’s all from me, and it’s been lovely.
See you soon.
Em x

Good day, sunshine!

Bonjour, friends of the blogging world, delightful to see you all again. It’s been a lovely quiet day, so it’s gonna be a shorter blog post than normal.
Well it’s been another glorious day in the land of the Welsh, and not a drop of rain in sight… What is going on?
As it was hot, I decided it was a special enough occasion to bring out my Cath Kidston pumps.

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I rarely wear these, not because I don’t like them, but because I don’t want to wear them out because I am soooo in love with them. I was given them by my parents for my birthday last year, and I have cherished them ever since. You can’t get these exact ones in CK anymore, but they tend to bring out different sorts of pumps every year, so look out because they are excellent.

Yesterday I mentioned how dry my skin was on my face, and unfortunately my hands are just as dry. But I have found a product that is truly wonderful. It’s another one from soap and glory.
It’s called Hand Food!

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Unlike other hand creams I have used it absorbs instantly and it doesn’t feel greasy after, which is a big thumbs up for me! You can get the cream here…
Soap and Glory also do a foot cream which I am going to buy next, I will let you know what I think of it then.

And onto Shuffle Song of the Day. It’s by Queen, on their album ‘sheer heart attack’ called
Killer Queen! ‘Its guaranteed to blow your mind’! Take a look here!

Well that’s another blog post come and gone, where does the time go?
See you tomorrow.
Em x

Here Comes The Sun.

Hello, hello, hello! *she sings in three different octaves* how lovely to see you all again. Today, was yet another glorious day, full of sunshine and lollipops. Actually, lots of sun, but sadly no lollipops, as I do love them! So the day started of on a good un with a cooked brekkie made by me…

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Delicious…

After breakfast I reluctantly changed out of my comfy pyjamas and into actual clothing… I know…
And at the moment my skin is really dry, so I have been loving my new moisturiser.
It’s from Simple, it’s there hydrating light moisturiser.

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I’m not a fan of thick, yucky cream, that takes forever to sink in…. But this one feels fresh and light on my face and sinks in straight away, love it, and would highly recommend.

Shoe of the day time!! To go with my clothing, I thought it was sensible to put on shoes too! Yes, I’m one crazy cat…

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These are my tacky yet lovely shoes, that I can’t seem to get enough of. I got them from Asda a few months ago, I got them for £5… Love me a bargain!

Then…. I went outside…. Gosh, it’s been a busy day! We had to walk the dog, AGAIN! This dog owning malarkey is exhausting. It means I have to go outside everyday, and leave my pyjamas all alone! I swear I’m not a recluse….

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I then took a perfect picture of my sister and the dog, Tonka.

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And then a hilarious chain of events took place:

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I love the last picture… Tonka’s like: “what did you say to me?!” Ha ha makes me laugh every time!

And finally, my blogging friends, it is time for ‘Shuffle song of the day”!
‘Elephants” by Them Crooked Vultures. Such a good song, love me a super group!
Take a look at the song here!

And that is all, my friends, I have nothing left to say, apart from… Goodbye!
Em x

Bring Me Sunshine

Yellow my blogging friends, how wonderful to speak to you again! Well today was a beaut of a day, both the weather and the actually day. We had a joint birthday party today for my mother and sister and cousin. We decided to have it in the afternoon to enjoy the sun and have a BBQ! The weather was beautiful, in fact it was a little too hot for me…. I’m never happy…

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I love having such a big family, because after the food, we all decided to play some volleyball! Flipping love it!

Soooo, after the delightful party, we headed home and the post had arrived.
And in it was a purchase I had been patiently (yea right!) waiting for about a week….
I finally bought me some Bioderma! Which is essentially, a makeup remover and cleanser all in one.

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I thought you could only get it from France but I then found a website that sold it for a really decent price! I got it from Escentual.com… So good! I have only used it once but it is incredible. Before, in my wet wipe phase, I had to scrub to get any eyeliner off. But if you put a few drops on a cotton wool pad and rest it on your eye for 20 seconds it gets rid of it all! I love love love this…

As you already know, the weather was great, so I decided to be brave and put on some summery shoes, I even flaunted my toes…. Wow look at me!

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I got these last year from Asda, I’m a bit sad as they are a bit worn, so I hope they bring out some similar news this year!

We also found a beautiful walk today so I thought I would show some pictures I took! I found a rather handsome looking tree, which I thought you would all appreciate!

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And finally it’s the Shuffle Song of the Day!
‘The Devil’s Beat’ by Sandi Thom on her album The Pink and the Lilly!
An underrated artist and album… Enjoy! TUNE!

Well that’s all from me folks… Speak soon.
Em x

A Bit of Everything…

Aloha, my blogging friends, it’s lovely to see you again! So today the sun actually came out, I kid you not. As it was my sisters birthday, (Happy Birthday Allie!) we decided to go out for an all you can eat breakfast. And my oh my it was delicious and I was well and truly stuffed! We came back and I decided to try my new models own nail varnish.

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I adore this colour, as I normally stick to dark and more grey tones its lovely to have a change! I only needed to put on one coat as the consistency is thick. The brush is quite long and thin, so be careful about the amount of varnish you put on each time as it tends to drip… Trust me it drips…
But apart from that its a wonderful varnish, in a lush colour and I’m very happy with it!
Here are the finished nails! You’ll have to excuse my short nails, they just don’t seem to grow!

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Ooh, while I’m talking about nails, I wanted to show you a present I got from my parents yesterday!

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It’s from the ‘Scarlet and Crimson’ collection and the packaging is soo pretty, I just love it! It comes in a little compact and inside is a bronzer, blusher, 2 lip glosses, some blotting paper, and a teeny little mirror! I haven’t had a chance to use it properly yet but I’m already loving it! Thank you ma and pa, mucho appreciation! Oh, I forgot, here is what it looks like from the inside!

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So, onto the shoe of the day! Today I sported a polka dot pair of vans, which are loved very much.

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I apologise as I cannot link these as I bought them in the sale years ago for £10!! Love me a good bargain. So, back to my day, I bet your all dying to know what I did next!!
We, as we do everyday, took Tonka for a walk. We found a cool place with lots of sand dunes, the dog loved it! I have to confess that I’m not a lover of sand, I’m not sure why? Love me some sea though, I’m a total water baby at heart!

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20130530-214212.jpg. For those wanting to know, I got my sunglasses from Primark, fairly recently for £2!
Now I know that two rounds don’t make a right (my face and sunglasses) but I adore them, I feel so vintage in them, and I can’t bare to be apart from them!
And finally, the time you’ve all been waiting for… it feels like I’ve run a blogging marathon here…. The shuffle song of the day!!
‘Me and my shadow’ by Robbie Williams on his epic album ‘Swing when your winning’. Flipping love this album, it’s an oldie but a goodie!
And I think that’s all from me! It’s been delightful. Speak soon.
Em x

Hallelujah for Hauls!

Hello bloggers! Funny seeing you here again? Well it is ANOTHER rainy day here in the kingdom of the united! So I thought what a good excuse to go shopping! Ha, like I need an excuse!
So here’s the damage!

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Personally, I think I restrained myself quite a lot! So all in all I bought:
New Look Shaper Jeans
Mac make up brush cleanser
Models Own nail varnish in ‘feeling blue’
Urbanister tweezers
Boots cotton wool pads
Soap and Glory hand food
Soap and Glory ‘flake away’ body polish

I think my favourite of them all is the Mac cleanser! It is truly wonderful! I was a little sceptical as its rather expensive, I think it was £9.50. But don’t hesitate to buy this, it’s awesome! I put a few drops onto tissue and wiped 6 of my brushes clean, and it took less than two minutes! I haven’t had a chance to try anything else but I’m excited to try the soap and glory goods, ooh and my new nail varnish! Such Fun!

And the photo you’ve all been waiting for! The shoe of the day!! I know, you’ve been waiting all day…

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These are my most favouritest (nice use of words em) pair of converse. They are so comfy, and seem to go with my entire wardrobe. I normally wear quite dark clothes, so these little lovelies add some much needed colour to any outfit. Would highly recommend! My friend brought these back from America, so I can’t tell you the price but you can get the same pair here!

And finally, the shuffle song of the day! (I know I’m getting obsessed with ‘of the days’ but it makes me happy!) I’ve been loving ‘Girls and Boys’ by Blur! Such a good song! Listen to it here…

Well, that’s a goodnight from me! It’s been a wicked day! (I’m such a 90s kid). I shall blog and see you again tomorrow!
Em x

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Why hello there! Look who it is! Well, not much has occurred since yesterday’s post… But I’m still here writing. Lucky you! The weather today is pretty rubbish, so there’s not so much to do in the rain. To brighten up a gloomy day I decided put on some eyeliner. As you may have previously read, I adore all things vintage, so I love me some cat eyes. The one I used today is from elf, and its the cream liner in the colour black. This is a great eyeliner for beginners, as its not as tricky as a liquid, that goes everywhere, and if you make a mistake it’s not the end of the world, you just get a wet cloth and dap it off. The pictures below are me wearing it after 10hrs. I also wore it out on a walk, in the pouring rain, and WITHOUT a rain mac! This liner is truly excellent.

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Now, to put on the stuff I use a Real Techniques ‘fine liner brush’… This was the first RT brush I bought, and sweet dog, it’s good, real good. The bristles are small and fine and the synthetic bristles pick up the perfect amount of product. And best of all they look so pwitty!
Here is the finished look!

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You can get the eyeliner here
And I got my RT brush from here

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I didn’t wear any shoes today, I think I wore my wellies for the walk so instead I decided to take a photo of the warmest and softest socks in the world!

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I’m pretty sure they were only a few pound… I bought them a while ago so I can’t link them… Sorry for being such a tease! Ha ha

Well that’s it from me, I thought I would leave you a rather fetching picture of the beautiful British weather. Also I wanted to do a “Shuffle Song Of The Day”. So today’s is ‘Honey Pie’ by the Beatles! What a beaut of a song! Watch it here

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Thanks for reading, till the morrow!
Em x