Wednesday, 18 July 2012

get the SKINny pt.2 Goodnight Sweetheart

Night time regime starts with the obvious makeup removal. I use Superdrug's own (noticing a pattern?) fragrance free baby wipes. I started using these when I went to Leeds Fest last year because they're cheap and you get 80 in a pack which is a definite bonus because they last for AGES! They remove makeup the exact same as proper face wipes so you may as well get the cheaper option if it does the same job! I only use one normally so technically they last for 80 days?
Cotton Soft Baby Wipes Fragrance Free 99p, Superdrug

Nivea Visage Eye MakeUp Remover £3.39
Next I use an eye make up remover. This Nivea one I bought today isn't actually all the rave because although it smells fresh and removes mascara really well, it isn't the same story for my trusty gel eyeliner. You have to use a fair bit of the remover to get the eyeliner off and have to scrub a little bit which is not good for your eyes in the long run (wrinkles anyone?) It might get better with using it though as today is trial day!

I then use a cleansing milk. This is probably my favourite part of my regime because you really don't need much but it really makes me feel like I've got rid of the long day before me. I use Superdrug's own (lol) cleansing lotion in camomile. It smells lovely and you can really see the dirt on your face removed that hasn't been caught by the wipes. You pour a little into your hand and rub all over your face and neck, use a cotton pad to remove. 
Tea Tree Witch Hazel Night Treatment Gel £2.99, Boots
Cleansing Lotion in Camomile 99p, Superdrug
Next up is my tea tree night time moisturiser. It's not as strong smelling as my morning lotions, which is good because i find tea tree smells wake me up more which I don't want before beddybyes! Only need a little splodge and it's a thin gel, it's perfect for bedtime because it isn't too thick and heavy.
Lastly i use my trusty sudocrem on spots again, applying a bit more so it can soak in whilst I'm sleeping. 

So there you go, full cleansing routine, bit lengthy but thanks for taking the time to read, my favourite is definitely the cleansing lotion because it smells so nice and clean and I always feel rid of all makeup after using it. I would love to hear what your fave cleansing items are! 
R x

get the SKINny pt.1 Morning Sunshine

So I thought I'd show you my daily skincare regime. My skin is sort of a mix of dry and oily, being dry around my nose and oily on my forehead and chin. It's in quite good condition at the moment and I only get the odd small breakout.
Tea Tree Foaming Face Wash £2.99/ Daily Exfoliating Face Wash £2.59
Both Superdrug own.

I start in the morning with a good face wash, my favourite is this Superdrug's own Tea Tree foaming face wash. I use it with a cheap exfoliator sponge and it's a great wake up call! It says to use 2-3 pumps but you really only need 1-2 as it foams up as soon as it leaves the bottle and it's enough to cover your whole face. It's so refreshing and I feel squeaky clean after using it! I also sometimes use the Superdrug's own daily exfoliating face wash which smells of camomile and is nicer to use every other day to get a proper pore cleanse.

 After washing I use
a tea tree moisturiser all over the face which carries on the morning refresh, then trusty Sudocrem on spots.

L - Superdrug's Tea Tree Moisturiser £2.99 R - Sudocrem (from Superdrug) £3.49

R x

Sunday, 8 July 2012

torch, outings and other stuff

So as we all know the olympic torch goes through pretty much every town, yes it came to my teeny town in North Yorkshire!
I was at work but as we make flags we are very British and all gave up work for half an hour to go and watch the changing of the torch. Luckily we got a good spot and were quite close to the fella receiving it.

In other news, went to visit my flatmates in Manchester, had a terrible time with the weather and trains but other than that it was lovely! Shopped in the Trafford, ate lovely food and went to the pub in the evening to meet her new man, we approve!
Next day we went to watch 'The Five Year Engagement' which I have to say was incredibly funny! Drank lots of coffee and ate so much good food, it was a nice weekend catching up with them as we can't see each other often what with it being 'summer' at the moment! Counting down the days until I move back to uni!
R x

 Left - Torch Man! Right - The most hysterical beer mat ever known to man!

I say "Rizzle"


So for my birthday treat my best friend bought me tickets to go and see our fave boys (again)!
We saw them at the same venue in March but this time was sooo much better! We had a drink and got a good spot, danced and sang our hearts out, and took about 10 million photos of the handsome lads, it was a brilliant night and they really brought the house down, their music and energy is upbeat and just gets you in the mood to have a really great time! They did a cover of Ed Sheeran's "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" and it was brilliant! They humped so much they're mama's would be proud (oo-er) and when they go off, just before the encore, they play ghostbusters theme tune which gets the crowd pumping again, knowing the best is yet to come! DOWN WITH THE, WHAAAA, "Down With The Trumpets" is definitely my all time favourite song by the band, just after "Miss Cigarette", "When I Was a Youngster" and "Traveller's Chant" which they played all really well, the atmosphere was insane. I always love live music as it really gets you going, and all on my birthday which made it even more special! Rizzle Kicks, you beauties!
R x

Yo shawty, it's yo birthday

Well, it isn't, but it was on 3rd June.
Celebrations started on the first, with a visit from my birthday Aunty (we share the same day!), a day trip to Leeds with my besty on the Saturday, which we enjoyed lunch and a well needed catch up in a cute out-of-the-way cafe, and a birthday tea with the Fam. Then came the 'big day', turning 19, months after practically every one of my friends, but it was here. Went back to Uni for a gig and nights out (one of which was 'night in the pub turned night on the town'). I had the best time and probably one of my best birthdays ever! good catch up with the uni and college lot, just generally happyness all round!
R x

Birthday Rizzles/cocktails and luvvly jubbly food @ slug & lettuce/mum's photo skillz/birthday breakfast (birthday sausage ;))/mini wine on the train to Preston/RIZZLE KICKS <3

summery (?)

Ok, update: I have neglected blogging for a few months so a lot has happened since I last posted, need to sort this out and get some sort of organisation going!

going to do a few different posts involving birthday stuff, new purchases, nights out and a gig review of sorts, stay tuned!

R x

Friday, 20 April 2012

17 Lip Stain

17 Lip Stain in Berry Crush £4.99

This is probably one of my favourite makeup purchases ever. I've tried lip stains before, but they were darker shades so as the sun has been showing it's face a few times recently, I've been looking for a lighter shade. I chose this colour because I suit pinks more than dark shades, the colour is still bright but more subtle. I love that it comes with a lip balm on one end as it keeps my lips soft and doesn't dry out.
I haven't really tried 17 products before as they're cheaper I haven't really given them a chance, but this is honestly really lovely. I'll definitely be going back to get one in every colour!