So i attempt (again) to weekly vlog. Come with me on a trip to Ikea and styling the pieces I bought afterwards!
Sheet masks, if you haven’t tried one then your still stuck in 2016. I feel like this mask type has blown up this year, and trust me, I’ve tried A LOT of them, and I now have a new favourite.
Now, there are a few things I look for in a sheet mask. Firstly, it needs to be comfortable. I can’t be dealing with having to re-stick it on lie a certain way so it stays on. Secondly, I need to feel the benefit. I have tried so many where it does nothing other than make my face feel soft, and I might as well have just tried a moisturiser. This is why, I love the origins sheet masks. It does what it say (round of applause).
I picked up the rose sheet mask, and the lavender. I have only tried the lavender one so far, so i’ll report back on the rose one. The lavender one claims to soothe skin, and boy does it do that. Before I used it, my face was a red angry mess, and needed some TLC. Granted, the mask is quite a wet one (LOL) so not overall something I love.
After applying the mask for 10 minutes, my face was visibly calmer and the following day my spots a lot smaller, and don’t seem like they will be scarring.
The Origins sheet masks come in multiple forms, mostly flowers as they are called ”Flower Fusion”. This means there is something for every skincare concern which is great!
Lavender – Soothing
Orange – Radiance Boosting
Rose – Hydrating
Jasmine – Softening
Raspberry – Refreshing
Violet – Nourishing
Have you tried the origins sheet masks?
You can find them at MECCA here in Australia for $10 each.
Breakouts, the word of most girls nightmares.
For me, these are a monthly occurrence. You know what I mean by monthly. I get them around my chin and jaw line, and they are always super painful and red. Heres me talking like they are actual living beings. Well they might as well be…you hear that spots? BUGGER OFF.
I’m not going to lie, sometimes they need a little help to be pushed out the door. So, heres my tips and tricks. Firstly, lets talk about PREVENTION. These are really simple things you can do, and they make such a difference.
- Keep on top of changing your bedding/pillow cases.
Yeah it doesn’t sound like much, but trust me it makes all the difference. All that bacteria that gathers in the night then sits on your pillow all day, and then you go rub your face into it again. GROSS. Even if you religiously flip your pillows as well as wash them, it will change your life. Or your face, who knows.
2. Fresh face cloths are a must.
This is similar to the pillow thing, but using fresh facecloths will prevent the spread of bacteria. I have like 6 on rotation that go through the wash, making sure I always have at least two ready to be used. You don’t need a new one everyday, more like every other. Also try giving it a quick clean under the tap between uses.
3. Remove that cleanser.
I mentioned this is my recent skincare routine video (you can watch it here). If you don’t remove ALL of your cleanser, it can lead to clogged pores and spots. So, scrub a dub dub.
So, theres a few handy, and lets be honest pretty easy ways to prevent breakouts. Another one to mention is around the time you know your going to break out, ditch the chocolate and go face-mask crazy, it works a treat for me. So, moving on to clearing. A little disclaimer here, this is what works for me. I am no skin expert or dermatologist, just voicing my recommendations. So here goes,
- Keep on top of your skincare routine.
Whether your routine is 2 steps or 9, just keep on top of it. This ensures that your skin is kept clean and hydrated, and allows your spots to heal.
2. STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE.
I’m a face toucher. Its something I really wish I could stop doing, and trust me its hard. But, and I promise you this, if you leave well alone, they will be gone so much quicker. Neglet does not make the heart grow fonder in this case, it makes them run away with their tails between their legs (or something like that). As hideous as they may look, and as much as you want to pop them, DONT. You will thank me for it.
3. New products are a no-no.
I always try and stay clear of products I have never used before. Surely because, I don’t know how my skin is going to react to them. Again, simple but effective.
So, theres my tips. I just thought I would quickly mention some of my absolute staple products, two of which I swear my for crushing those unwanted craters. The first is a toner. I don’t use it everyday as it is quite strong, and its the Alpha H Liquid Gold. Granted, it does slightly sting when applied over spots, but it is really effective a reducing redness and making your face feel fresh.
Secondly is the Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate. I love its night-time partner too, but I have already raved about it before. This is amazing under make-up, on its own and just in general. I love it ok? For me this really reduces any scarring from spots, making them disappear quicker, as well as giving a beautiful glow to the skin.
I’m going to stop rambling on about spots now, and I will see you in my next post.
So I haven’t written a blog post in a LONG time. I’m not going to lie, I kind of fell out of love with blogging for a while. However, its been a good few months, a lot has happened, including some big changes. For one, if you don’t subscribe to my YouTube channel, go do it now (please). If you are already subscribed then you may know that come July I am emigrating to Australia. You know those big changes I was talking about? Yeah, its pretty huge.
I also finished University a few weeks ago, and I feel like I know have the time to blog without feeling guilty about not doing my essays and revision.
So, heres to the future of Why Not Blog, and moving to the other side of the world. I am so darn excited.
This is a post following on from my last, but I thought I would do it in a different format, because why not?! I do truly believe that with certain products, you get what you pay for.
After the excitement of my birthday, I am currently sat drinking a cup of tea finally relaxing and getting to do a bit of writing. I was wondering on what to post, and upon going to Boots this morning, I had the idea to write a drugstore dedicated post, on my favourite brands and which items in particular I tend to go to those brands for. So, lets jump straight into it….
I recently have re-vamped my skin care routine a little bit, and have been really loving the result. All of these products I have been using for a while now, and I really love them all.
So, it has now been 2 weeks since I had my eyelash extensions applied. To be honest, not much has changed from my last post. I have lost a few, but its not really noticeable, well not to me anyway. Taking my eye make-up off with cotton buds and micellar water hasn’t really bothered me or changed anything for me.
I really am enjoying having eyelash extensions, they look so effortless and I have been finding myself wearing less eye make-up because of them. They have given me a great confidence boost. Applying make-up is not much difference, I just have to be more careful when applying eyeshadow than normal, but again that doesn’t bother me.
Here is the photo from the day I had them applied……
….and one taken today….
In pictures, they do look quite different, but in person they really don’t. Considering most people have infils around 3 weeks, I’m really happy and I’m pretty sure I will be able to go another 2 weeks without extensions.
Have you ever had eyelash extensions? What are your views on them?
Carrying on from my last post, I am going to show you how I would pair some of the pieces I talked about in my Basics and Style Staples, Part 1. I thought I would try and do some outfits for different occasions, and try and use at least one of each staple. I hope you enjoy this post!