24 April 2017

Love Me Beauty Bag - April Edit




April rolled around quickly this year and with it, the Love Me Beauty April Edit all packaged in the cutest spring bag (if you missed March catch up here!).

If you're all caught up and know everything about this beauty subscription service (which you can join here) then lets get straight in to what I unwrapped this month.

Eco Tools featured heavily in this months selection, which I was super happy about because you never have too many make-up brushes right?

First up was the Full Powder Brush which is so incredibly lovely I couldn't put it down for a good few minutes, you know the kind of softness you have to make everyone try on their face too because it's too darn good to miss out on!? That kind of lovely. Not only is it soft and sturdy, it's designed to deliver a full coverage powder application and is made with 70,000 bristles!

Next, the duo end eye brushes,  cleverly condensing all of your eyeshadow brush needs in to two brushes, meaning less to carry around! These follow the same theme of being super soft and sturdy and are just great quality brushes in general.

Finally, LMB included some of Eco Tools new Beauty Blender options, angled for the perfect application and in three different styles. I have been obsessed with the medium sized light green option for concealer and the larger blender for all over application. They work just as well as my original beauty blender, just make sure you run them under warm water long enough to saturate the whole sponge to get its full potential.



The Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray is threatening to make us forget all about dry shampoo. 

This cute little spray claims to help you stretch out the time between washes by keeping your hair looking clean for longer. It's designed to repel dirt and oil protecting your style and can be used on all hair types.


Calling all animal lovers, this next one is 100% vegan, natural and amazing!

The Amie Face wash and moisturiser duo are the perfect pair at combating that summer shine the warmer weather brings. Gently cleansing away any impurities and keeping oil at bay they have to be my favourite part of this edit and the only downfall, is that they're so small! I have been particularly keen on the moisturiser which has been keeping my skin matte for a lot longer.

Finally Love Me Beauty included a little pamper day treat in the form of a face mask, the Dr Bragi Intensive Treatment Mask. Packed with Marine Enzymes (I don't know either but they sound fancy right?) it provides instant results, plumper skin, reduced redness all whilst tackling premature signs of ageing, perfect for a hungover Sunday! I found this so refreshing to wear and it left my skin SO soft.



Shay 
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4 April 2017

Stop Worrying About Not Having Your Shit Together


At what age can I start referring to myself a woman without cringing and feeling like I'm still too young for that title. 

The early twenties are a strange period, too young to feel like an adult, too old that your not a kid anymore. So how are we not supposed to worry about having a mortgage and our dream job.

I'll put it out there first, I don't even have a 'dream' job. Never really have. If anything it hurts my brain to try and think about what it is that i'd really love to do, aside from the jobs like chocolate testing and a personal shopper, which we'd all love to do right?

So at what age does it all click and do we wake up one day thinking, wow i've got my shit together. 
What i've realised is that there isn't the right age for anything and there isn't the perfect life, because we're all different and want different things, some people have children at 22, some people are travelling the world and some still feel like they're 18.

No two people are the same, so neither are our journeys. 

Putting a time limit on things only puts you under pressure and makes the process miserable. Before you know it 5 years have breezed by in an un productive, depressed state because you've not allowed yourself to actually enjoy each day and take life as it comes.  Now this is not me telling you to simply drift through each day with an 'i'll do it tomorrow attitude', but we also don't need to plan out each move and milestone, it takes the fun out of it all.


My twenties are all about growth. 

If I look back at how my confidence and personality has grown since my first office job, to now. I've come on leaps and bounds. Four jobs have taught me what I like and don't like, they've helped me to make some friends for life and develop life skills that maybe I wouldn't have learn't if I'd gone down the university route, which I often kick myself about.

My career experience may not be all that impressive to a stranger, but I feel it's all helped me to progress as a person which is what's important right? I've bought a new car, and moved out and even though it may not be my home yet and my car isn't the one i've always dreamt of owning, it feels pretty great to have independence and enjoy my own space and company after a long day at work and know that i've earnt every bit of it.


We need to celebrate each and every tiny victory, whether that be getting your first ever job, or even something as simple as finally finding something that you feel passionate enough about to want to go out there and work for, this time of our lives, our teens, twenties or even thirties are the first section of our lives, so no more pressure for me, i'll enjoy it thanks!

Shay 

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27 March 2017

New In: L'Oreal Micellar Water


I tried one Micellar Water a few years ago when they first became popular and then I kind of left them alone. 

Not that I didn't love the one I tried before, it's just that I felt it didn't do anything ground breaking. Fast forward two years and I'm back on the bandwagon and feeling a whole lot more optimistic about the whole Micellar Water thing. 

Being back into the full swing of the gym, I tend to do my entire skin care, hair and make-up there, nearly two hours after I initially wake up and roll out of bed. So I felt like I needed something super quick for when I first get up, that would clean away the products use the night before, without leaving any residue on the skin. I find that I break out more when I'm back at the gym, sweat is not my skins best friend and leaves me with blocked pores, if I, a) don't have a clean face to begin with and, b) don't wash my face straight after. So a quick swipe of Micellar Water before I hit the cross trainer is ideal.

I went for this L'Oreal Paris option, because it had no fancy oils or additional products that I just didn't want or need. 

Made with purified water is swipes away any left over make-up, serums and impurities that may be sitting on the skins surface leaving it feeling clean and so fresh. 

What I love about this particular product is that it is aimed at oily to combination skin and removes excess sebum whilst mattifying the skin leaving it shine free for longer. I can safely say it keeps it's promise and has kept my oily skin somewhat under control.

For a quick and easy morning and evening cleanse, look no further. This product also comes in a version aimed at dry and sensitive skin so it'll work for everyone!

Shay 

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