Wednesday, 27 February 2013

My favourite Lush products!

I love Lush! I went off it for a while but, now I've seen all there new stuff...I love it again! <3
happy bubble bar
What could be more delightful than bathing in a tub full of happiness? It turns your bath the colour of aquamarine and froths up the bath with silky white bubbles!
Magic mushroom
Don't worry these are super cheap and can last for over two baths! You don't have to use it all in one go. Just brake a bit off and crumble into a walk bath.
Pow wow
Is a lip scrub, as you start to rub this on your lips the popping candy in this scrub makes using this an event.  You’ll get the snap, crackle and pop effect as soon as you get going. 

Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo

Lots of beautifully smelling fruits, to make your hair irristible!

Sweetie pie
Is an amazing soap/shower jelly/shampoo that smells amazing! To make it a soap, just freeze it. I have had about five of these in two years, so I know what I'm talking about.if you collect five of these pots or masks you get a Free face mask!
Mask of magnaminty
It is a face mask that deeply cleanses, tones, and exfoliates. Minty fresh, and rinse off after it is set.

Monday, 25 February 2013

revision and exams

You might think that you are the only one freaking out about tests, but practically everybody does, but they are better at hiding it. The 'cool' people might not revise and not get worried but when it comes to major exams, they will do badly or even fail. So its good to always revise and work hard because I promise you it will come back to you in a good way!
Here are some tips to help you make the most of your revision time and keep those nerves under control.
It’s important to remember that an examination is a test of learning, not memory. Examiners want to see evidence that you have drawn on your knowledge to develop a reasoned argument, rather than replicate course notes and textbook facts. Revision should be a process of consolidating understanding rather than cramming as much information as possible before the morning of the exam.
 Where to revise?
  • Find a quiet place to study and make sure you are sitting comfortably.
  • Make sure your desk is well lit.
  • Keep background noise to a minimum.
  • Avoid studying in an area where there will be distractions (like television!)
  • Have everything you need to do your revision to hand before you start.
  • Find a quiet place to study and make sure you are sitting comfortably
  • Make sure your desk is well lit
  • Keep background noise to a minimum
  • Avoid studying in an area where there will be distractions (like television!)
  • Have everything you need to do your revision to hand before you start
How to study
  • Turn your notes into revision tools;
    • write ideas and facts on to cards to use as ‘prompts’
    • write key facts/notes out and display these around the house where you will see them
    • record yourself reading notes to listen to. This may seem silly but it does help!
  • Study with a friend and test each other’s knowledge, but remember you are meeting to revise rather than to chat!
  • Work through past question papers – and use a watch to time them so that you can practise timing your answers.
  • Choose study and revision guides sensibly. It’s not hard to find help with revision – as well as established published revision guides, there are hundreds of websites offering help and advice. The problem is not how to find such help, but how to judge which is the best source for your needs. Save valuable time and get recommendations from your teachers
  • Remember course notes are also a valuable source of extra help
  • Keep yourself more alert by changing revision methods during a session. For instance, try switching from note taking to memorising; from reading to asking someone to test you
  • Attend any revision classes that your teachers may be running at school and get their advice on revision methods
  • Look after yourself – Sometimes revision can become a competition – who stayed up latest, who worked longest, who’s worrying the most. But the more tired you are the less efficiently you’ll work. You need to rest as well as study, eat well, drink lots of water and make sure you pace yourself. Don’t rush, and equally don’t over-revise by doing too much too soon

Sunday, 24 February 2013


Well school is tomorrow! Almost time to sit in a classroom packed with 20 other student wishing you were back home...

my evening routine/recommendations

After i have had some makeup on during the day, i like to take it off , cleanse and moisturise before i go to sleep.

fist to take off the makeup i use:Naturally radiant brightening hot cloth cleanser. this leaves my skin refreshed and with no makeup.
This is one of my favourite cleansers and super cheap!

After that I use:Witch gentle exfoliating face wash, if you have read my morning routine, you will see that i use this twice a day!

Before I go to bed i use: sudocrem. it is amazing! In one day it has made some of my spots half in size!! you only need a thin layer and leave on your face/where ever there are spots or blemishes over night. I love this stuff so much, it is a must have product for me.

Because i have scars all on my feet i use: bio oil. i have been using it for years (i still have the same bottle!) I wouldn't recommend getting the huge bottle because i still have the small one from 2 years ago. I know my scars on my feet will never completely disappear but the ones on the rest of my body have faded lots. It is really simple to use, just rub a thin layer of it on your scars and leave to absorb, you can do this as much or as little a day you want! x

my morning routine/my recommendations

Because I am a teenager, I do have spots but luckily no acne. If you do have acne go to your local GP who will refer you to a dermatologist. A few of my friends have done this, and they say it is nothing to worry about! Just go to the doctors with a parent,friend, or guardian. OK, onto my daily routine. I have tested all of the products myself!

When I wake up in the morning my skin feels quite tight. So I use:Witch gentle exfoliating face wash
This product has really helped with my spots, and I got it from tesco's, but they also sell it cheaply in your local drug store-eg, super drug!

Once I have rinsed my face after that, I will apply a thin layer of:Clearasil rapid action treatment cream, this product helps reduce redness of spots in under that 4 hours!
This is what the box looks like, all the products are either from a drug store or a super market.

After that has dried I put on: rimmel London stay and perfect and perfect Primmer, I love this so much because it really works and leaves my skin feeling silky soft!
I apply this with my hands

The foundation I use is called:Miss sporty so clear.  This is a cheap, good quality foundation and works well with the primer and also have good coverage over your face.
The brush I use Bobbi brown foundation brush, but you can use any standard foundation brush to apply this. I also tend to afterwards, to rub in in with my CLEAN hands.

to set the foundation I use just a simple stay matte powder.the mascara I use is called: Rimmel London Waterproof volume mascara flash. This is one of my favourite mascara because it doesn't clump or smudge. And because I live in England it rains a lot, it stays put even during the heaviest of showers. To remove it just use an eye friendly cleanser or makeup remover wipes.

As a blusher I use:Blush bourjois Paris  74 rose. It is a beautiful natural colour and also very affordable for teenagers!

Saturday, 23 February 2013


If you are not confident enough to wear no makeup, would like to learn how to put makeup on correctly or even just for some tips and recommendations-read this...


· If something is expensive, don't think it will be the best makeup in the world!

· Never buy a foundation or concealerwithout testing it on your skin first- i have done this before, and i ended out spending money on something useless.

· If you have acne or spots, don'tgo smothering moisturiser or foundation over them. Moisturiser is good on dry skin but not on spots. This is because all moisturiser penetrate though the skin, and if you have spots- they will get more bacteria introduced to them and could redden or even get infected! Foundation carries many chemicals that break-down the skin, so make sure you wear a primer under it.

· Sleeping with your makeup on is an absolute no-no if you want to have beautiful, healthy skin. Just imagine you are going to expose your skin to a real torture, sleeping with a day’s worth of makeup, grease and oil on your skin is a one-way ticket to clogged pores and as a result serious skin problems.

· Never reapply your makeup during the day. You can’t even imagine how harmful reapplying of makeup is for your skin. Reapplying of foundation or blush over your morning makeup will clog your pores and as a result cause irritation, pimples and acne. It is better to invest in matte cosmetic tissues that would cleanse your skin and matt at the same time.

· Although exfoliation is a key point in your daily beauty routine, you shouldn’t try too hard. Remember, everything is good in moderation, thus overexfoliation can result in intensifying oil production that leading to breakouts and acne. Only gentle scrubs and exfoliators can be used every day.

· Makeup brushes require proper care and cleansing. Using dirty makeup brushes can run into various skin problems. Makeup brushes accumulate cosmetics particles as well as dead skin cells creating a perfect environment for bacterias. To stop this, rinse your brushes under boing water, after every time you use them.

· If you use makeup remover wipes on your face every day-STOP! They are so bad for your skin, so simply invest in a cleanser.



·  DO use a foundation that matches your skin tone exactly. Your best bet is to try on a foundation in the department store before you buy it. Drugstore options are often brilliant, but you can't try them on, and trying to make do with the wrong color will lead to nothing but problems. Apply the foundation from your cheek down past your jaw. You're not going to wear foundation on your neck, but you want to make sure it looks natural from your face to your neck.

·  DO apply foundation on your eyelids up to the brow. Applying foundation on your eyelids will help eyeshadows go on smoothly and cover any redness, giving your entire face an even and smooth appearance.

·  DO use complementary makeup colors. Think of your blush and lipstick as an outfit you're going to wear on your face. For example, if you are wearing a pink lip color, make sure your blush is in a similar color family. You wouldn't wear a pink skirt and an orange top, would you? DON'T wear that on your face either.

·  DO apply eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible. A soft black, grey, or charcoal brown shade can beautifully enhance your lashes and frame your eye. Be sure to get the liner between the lashes; it's helpful to use a magnifying mirror to be sure you place it exactly. If the outer corners of your eyelids have begun to droop, make sure the eyeliner turns up ever-so-slightly, so you DON'T emphasize the drooping.

For the lower lash line, for daytime, it's best to use a softer color than you do for the upper lash line. Lining all the way around your eye in black is an extreme look that's best saved for nighttime, if ever.

Helpful hint: Powder eyeshadow can also be worn as eyeliner. Apply it wet or dry with a fine-tip brush.

·  DO shade and define your eyes. Eyeshadow is all about enhancing your eye area, not coloring it. It's best not to use eyeshadow colors that match your eye-blue eyeshadow does not make blue eyes look better, it just looks out of date and overdone, which is why you rarely see examples of this in fashion magazines. Shades of brown (there are dozens and dozens) all the way to black allow for an amazing range of sophisticated, glamorous, elegant, and classic looks.

·  DO consider the intensity of your blush with your skin tone. If you have fair to light skin, then pale pink, rose, or peach blush shades are more flattering than deep berry or plum shades, which can make your cheek area look bruised. In contrast, women with medium to tan skin tones can look gorgeous with berry or plum-hued blush, and also can opt for russet, or even mahogany shades.

·  DO use professional makeup brushes. You'll be surprised at how beautiful your makeup looks when you apply it with full-size, high-quality brushes rather than with the tiny, cheap applicators that often come packaged with makeup. Investing in a set of good brushes is one of the wisest beauty moves you can make!

·  DO check your makeup in a magnifying mirror. What you can't see, you can't fix; for example, makeup settling into the fine lines around your eye or perhaps into the folds around your mouth. Applying a little powder directly over the line, and then blending upwards and out can keep everything in place, but you have to see it up close to do it right. Any mirror of 4X magnification or greater (depending on your eyesight, of course) will do the trick, and these mirrors are widely available, at most drugstores, Bed Bath & Beyond, and beauty supply stores.


·  DON'T wear full makeup every day. It isn't necessary to wear a full eye design every day … consider a simpler look for your daily life. Foundation, concealer, lipstick, blush, eyebrow shapers, if needed, a little powder, and mascara is plenty. Eyeshadow is great, but it's also time consuming, and it'll look bad if you try to slap it on in the few minutes you have in the morning.

·  DON'T use emollient/greasy concealers on blemishes or the undereye area. Emollient products will either clog pores or slip into lines … all day long.

·  DON'T use a concealer that is too light or too dark. Using the wrong color concealer will make your eye area look strange. Use a flesh-tone concealer (that means no yellow, orange, or lavender tones) that is just a shade or two lighter than your foundation.

·  DON'T skip lip color. Adding a pop of color to your lips can brighten up a washed out face and polish your overall look. Experiment to see what colors and intensities look best for your skin tone, and DON'T be afraid to be bold or step out of your comfort zone. Keep in mind that small, thin lips look best with brighter, vivid colors, and larger lips do better with softer shades. Avoid dark colors because they make lips look ominous and Gothic.

Helpful hint: Red lips can make a beautiful, dramatic statement; just keep it on the brighter side, as opposed to magenta, purple, or brown. The best way to tell you are wearing a beautiful lip color for your skin tone is the number of compliments you get from your friends and family.

·  DON'T overdo mascara. Clumped mascara is distracting and messy looking.

·  DON'T stripe on blush. Use a great blush brush, a soft color, and apply it using light, sweeping strokes. You should see no lines where the blush stops and starts. Blending a little powder on over your blush can soften any lines.

·  DON'T overdo your eyebrows. Brows that are drawn-on, pencil-thin, overly sparse, strongly arched, or too heavy or thick can make you look older than you really are; plus they can look harsh and dated. If you're at a loss as to what to do for your brows, make an appointment with a brow specialist, who can guide you to the right brow shape and show you effective grooming techniques. Many salons and spas offer this service, or ask around at your favorite cosmetics department.

·  DON'T glob on lip gloss. Too much gloss can make it look like you're drooling instead of adding a beautiful shine to your lips. If you have lines around your mouth, avoid glossy, slick, or creamy lipsticks because they'll quickly bleed into the fine lines, and they won't last past mid-morning before you need a touch-up.

·  DON'T get carried away with glitter and shine. A little extra shine or glitter can spice up an evening look, but during the day it's just distracting, kind of like wearing a sequined gown to the office. However, there are many "radiance-boosting" makeup products that forgo that obvious, distracting shine in favor of a subtle luminosity.

·  DON'T over-moisturize around your eyes. Too much moisturizer encourages concealers and foundations to travel right into the very lines you're trying to hide. If you feel you need an extra-emollient moisturizer around your eyes, apply it at night after you've removed your makeup, and use lighter-weight products during the day.