November Favourites 2017

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I can’t believe my absolute FAVOURITE time of the year is here… at last! I know this year has gone quickly but for me its ALL about Christmas so I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’ve tried not to do go full Christmas on here yet because I want December to be special and SO festive- like wait for this people. Anyway, these are the things I’ve been enjoying throughout November with a few Christmassy bits but mainly trying to stick to ‘normal stuff’ too haha! Here they are:

  • Tanya Burr’s Chasing the Sun Peonies Illuminating Powder, ¬£7.49:¬†I’ve definitely mentioned this before and it features in my¬†Top 5 Favourite Blushes¬†post if you want to hear more about it. This month I have been reaching for it CONSTANTLY to enhance my cold, rosy cheeks. I absolutely love it, although I wish it had a little less glitter. It’s a blush-highlighter product and in the morning before uni I just put some of this on my cheeks and I look 10 times more awake.
  • A Bad Mom’s Christmas:¬†I’m trying not to overload my November favourites with Christmas pieces but I saw this in the cinema last week and LOVED it. It had the perfect amount of Christmas to plot ratio. It’s the sequel to ‘Bad Moms’ but if you haven’t seen it I still think you will really enjoy it. It focuses on the mum’s relationship with their mum’s which I though was super cute and made it really special. It is hilarious too and I can’t wait to get it on DVD to watch it again next Christmas- 10/10 recommend.
  • I’m a Celebrity Get me out of Here:¬†This is my ALL TIME favourite TV show! All year I look forward to the jungle returning with Ant and Dec- it’s the best! This year I am LOVING it as always! My favourites when I’m writing this are Amir and Toff who I think are endearing and hilarious. Sitting down to watch this with all the fam is the highlight of every evening- I hope you’re all loving it too!
  • Niall Horan’s album ‘Flicker’:¬†I absolutely LOVE this album- I feel like a proud parent listening to this. I love listening to this just to chill out and it’s very Ed Sheeran/ Adele vibes. There are lots of songs I love on this album and there isn’t any I skip- which is the sign of a good album.
  • Cadbury Chocolate Mousse Snowman:¬†I LOVE THESE SO MUCH. They are little snowmen filled with bubbley chocolate mousse. I pick these up constantly because they’re only around for Christmas so it’s fine to go crazy- right?! I would recommend picking these up throughout Christmas if you love Wispa’s or just Dairy Milk in general- you’ll LOVE these.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post- let me know what you’re loving in the comments! Throughout December I’m going to be posting VERY regularly with FULL Christmassy posts- I cannot wait! I’m aiming for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am so if you’re festive crazy like myself then stick around- I would really appreciate it! If not then I hope you have the loveliest festive season, don’t forget to treasure every moment and spread kindness this Christmastime.

Happy November,

AmyūüíĖ

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What I’ve Watched: Autumn Edition

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December is approaching fast and I could not be more excited! Before we go FULL SCALE Christmas I wanted to have a couple of final posts reflecting on Autumn- with my November favourites coming on Thursday! I’ve not done one of these posts before but I’ve seen other people do them and really enjoyed seeing everyone’s recommendations. Usually in my favourites I mention something I’ve been watching but today I wanted to dedicate a whole post to the things I’ve been watching over the last three months. I’ve split them into three groups just to make it a bit of a less daunting list… bear in mind this is over three months although I’m all for a Netflix binge! So here are some of my favourite things I’ve been watching throughout this Autumn:

Netflix:

  • The Vampire Diaries:¬†I’ve mentioned this a few times on my blog but this time I have officially completed all eight seasons. I’m so proud. I REALLY, really loved it! I found it a bit difficult to get into at the beginning but you just have to keep going and then something will just click. I think it’s because there are lots of mystical concepts to get your head around at the beginning- once you’ve got them nailed you’ll be in for a treat. I would 10/10 recommend if you like Pretty Little Liars mixed with a bit of Twilight.
  • Jack Whitehall’s ‘Travels with my Father’:¬†This is a cute, funny show that is good to just have in the background- it doesn’t take much concentration. It is basically Jack and his Dad on their tour of Asia for a ‘gap year’. It’s not the BEST show ever but it is kind of what you would expect- it did seem a little too staged. If you’re a fan of Jack or some of his other shows like ‘Fresh Meat’ or ‘Bad Education’ then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this.

Film:

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle:¬†I saw this quite early on in Autumn but I absolutely LOVED it. It is the sequel to ‘Kingsman’ which is a secret service in London and it stars Colin Firth and Tarun Egerton- what a cutie! I’m not usually into action films but this is probably the one I have enjoyed the most. This one had Channing Tatum in too which makes it even better. If you can get your head around some farcical moments then you’ll really enjoy it.
  • Murder on the Orient Express:¬†This is an adaption of Agatha Christie’s novel and, honestly, the all-star cast really drew me to it. The older members in my family really loved this but I was not so into it- I just found it a bit slow and confusing. However, this is not my typical favourite genre but I think it’s nice to try and watch different films sometimes. If you’re into mystery and detective films then you’ll probably love this.

TV:

  • Educating Greater Manchester:¬†This was a really endearing series and if you went to a secondary school in the UK you’ll probably find it very nostalgic. It is a fly-on-the-wall documentary-style series that follows a school in Salford. If you’re not from the UK then this will be VERY insightful for you. Its a lovely cosy show that will make you want to laugh and cry.
  • Counting On:¬†This is one of my favourite shows, pretty much EVER. It follows the Duggar family in America who have 19kids, but now it follows the older children. This series followed Joy’s wedding and was really cute- although she is not my favourite Duggar. I cannot wait for the next series. It is on TLC and I absolutely love watching this with a cuppa tea and my mum.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, seeing a few things I have been watching this season! I definitely think I will do these again because there are too many things to put in a favourites- there isn’t enough room in those! I know that winter is prime-time for good TV with there being a Christmas overload- I CANNOT WAIT. Let me know what Christmas shows you are most looking forward to this festive period. I also hope you enjoy watching any of the films or shows I have suggested!

Happy watching,

AmyūüíĖ

Basic Girls Guide to… Eyebrows

Happy Monday!

Today I’m dedicating an entire post to eyebrows. I’ve called it a ‘guide’ but it’s pretty a few things I’ve learnt and then two of my ABSOLUTE favourite eyebrow products. I think it’s important to start off by saying that the eyebrow look I go for is natural, simple and fairly thick. I’ve previously mentioned about my curly, frizzy hair which you can read more about in my¬†Basic Girls Guide to‚Ķ Curly Haircare¬†post- so I style my eyebrows to fit with that. I also have quite a young looking face therefore a heavy brow look is just not for me- this post is more about making the best with what you’ve got! I think you’ll notice from the title and my blog in general I am NO expert, but this is something I would have liked to read when I first got into eyebrows.

General Tips: 

  • Waxing or Threading:¬†I would suggest when you first start venturing in to the land of eyebrow grooming get some kind of professional to work on them first. I had mine waxed for about a year- until the lady I went to stopped doing it- from then I decided to start plucking them myself. It was easier to maintain my eyebrows now because I already knew the right shape!
  • Plucking:¬†The best time to pluck your brows is after a warm shower or bath because the pores are opened making it easier to remove the hair. Try using a zoomed in mirror too because then you can get a precise look. If you want to pluck at another time of the day then try patting your brows with a damp, warm flannel first to create the same effect. Remember that the more you pluck the less it will start to hurt… very gradually though! ALWAYS pluck from the bottom of the brow so that you don’t go crazy and end up with stick thin brows.
  • Keep a¬†light hand: This could be a general make-up rule I try to follow but with eyebrows it is even more important. I would recommend doing this not only with styling but when using the products too. I think a lot of us have had to learn this rule the hard way, but it will be okay.

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Favourite Products: 

  • Soap and Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush in ‘Brownie Points’, ¬£8.50: ¬†There are SO many eyebrow pencils in the drugstore and out of the ones I’ve tried this is DEFINITELY my favourite. The colour is perfect and I just feather lightly through the brows focusing on the beginning of the brows and the arch. I love the packaging mainly because the brush is ESSENTIAL to even out the product throughout the brows whilst helping define the shape. You should definitely give this a go if you’re looking for a waxy eyebrow pencil that has longevity.
  • Rimmel Brow this Way Styling Gel in ‘Clear’, ¬£3.99:¬†I’ve mentioned this product a couple of times before but I don’t think I’ve given a full review. SO, basically this brow gel is the one. The brush is the perfect size, not too small but not like a full-mascara wand either. The product is not too ‘wet’ and it doesn’t leave your eyebrows crispy or with white bits in- which I have had before. It’s cheap enough to re-purchase too and it does exactly what I am looking for in an eyebrow gel.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this post! I’ve tried a few different eyebrow looks and products throughout the years but I like to think I’ve cracked it… for now at least. Let me know if you’ve tried an eyebrow pomade before because they’re one of the few areas I am yet to venture into.

AmyūüíĖ

5 Gifts for Star Bakers

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Today’s post is inspired by the ‘Great British Bake-off’ final this week! I ABSOLUTELY love the show, even though I was suspicious of the new format at first! Ofcourse I still prefer Mary Berry and the advert breaks are annoying BUT, all in all, I still really enjoyed the series. I love baking and have previously written about it a little bit on here mainly with my¬†Basic Girls Guide to: Baking¬†post- which includes some favourite recipes and general tips that I’ve picked up. Obviously it is just a hobby of mine and I’m not even very good… but it’s all about trying and if in doubt cover it in chocolate! Anyway, so I thought I would share a few gift ideas for people some of the baking fans in your life. These presents are a good idea any gender, age, occasion or ability and I think it’s a nice personal route to go down for a present because they can actually use it. So here are 5 gifts ideas for baking lovers:

  • Mug Cake Recipe Book, ¬£5.93 from Amazon:¬†This makes ¬†a great present for teenagers or university students! The bakes are super easy, don’t need many ingredients and are cooked quickly in the microwave. This book has a range of recipes but they do a purely chocolate edition too. You could make this present into a ‘night in’ box with a mug, a movie and some fluffy socks or face mask too!
  • Personalised Wooden Spoon:¬†I know it sounds a bit lame BUT its cute! It can be made even cuter with some other baking utensils wrapped in a pretty tea towel… perfect! If you look on ‘Not on the High Street’ you can choose from a range of designs and they have loads of different baking gift ideas too.
  • Baking/ Recipe Journal:¬†These are basically books that allow you to add your favourite recipes into, in order to keep all your favourite bakes in one place! You could even start the ball rolling by including a couple of your signature bakes- if you know the recipient likes them. You can create a personalised through ‘Not on the Highstreet’ website or look on the high street in shops like Paperchase or WHSmiths.
  • Baking Accessories:¬†I know this is a little ¬†general BUT I had a couple of smaller ideas but I just wanted to keep the total ideas at a solid number 5. I’m thinking some fancy cupcake cases, pretty measuring spoons or a pastel pink ceramic baking bowl- FULL on bake-off style. These are all things that are not essential for baking but will make the whole experience way more instagram-worthy! Maybe even go for some moulds or cookie cutters suited to your friends hobbies or look for things in a certain colour. You can find cute baking accessories in most large supermarkets, Lakeland or even just have a browse on Amazon and then you can buy as much or as little as you like!
  • ‘Make your own Cookie’ jar, ¬£5.00 from Superdrug:¬†I think these will be pretty popular this Christmas- having seen them being sold already in Superdrug. I’m sure lots of other places will be doing these or you can create your own- check out pinterest for some tips! These jars simply contain all the dry ingredients needed to bake cookies so you just need to add the wet ingredients and bake them- perfect for beginners!

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this post and it has given you some thoughts on potential gifts for the star bakers in your life! Obviously these gifts can give you the basis for a larger set of presents depending on how much you want to spend and adding some of your own baking will give these the perfect presents the personal touch. These are perfect things to treat yourself to as well and with the festive period coming up you should definitely give baking a go! I LOVE buying and creating innovative gifts for people and spend a lot of time coming up with the perfect, thoughtful present so if you’re into gift guides then stick around because I’ll be posting more of them over Christmas!

Happy baking/ shopping,

AmyūüíĖ

October Favourites 2017

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I hope you’ve had a lovely October- how excited are you for November?! I CANNOT wait because I mean it is officially time to publicly begin going Christmas crazy! I mean I’ve been inwardly exciting since January but now it is time to shine everyone. ANYWAY before then I wanted to reflect on some of my favourite things from October. Like always there is a random mix of things, I hope you enjoy it:

  • Rimmel ‘Brow this Way’ Styling Gel in Clear, ¬£3.99:¬†I used to be obsessed with this product but then over the summer I began reaching for it less, then I re-purchased this month and realised how much I missed it! I use this most days to set my brows and give them a little more shape. They’ve changed the packaging which is a little annoying because you can’t see how much you’ve used BUT the inside has remained its lovely self.
  • Benefit’s Rockateur Blush, ¬£24.50:¬†I’ve already mentioned this a couple of times on my blog this month in my Top 5 Favourite Blushes¬†so I won’t go on! BUT I wear this ALL the time in Autumn to give a warmer, mauve-y flush to the cheeks. I don’t have any other blush in this shade but I’m definitely on the look out for a drugstore option because I am definitely over-using the Benefit one right now haha!
  • Essie Nail Polish in ‘Bahama Mama’, ¬£7.99:¬†This is the perfect Autumn plum shade and I’ve been wearing it on my toes pretty much ALL of October. It is a lovely mix of purple and burgundy with a good shine on it. It does chip a little too much on my fingers but on the toes it lasts AGES!
  • The Vampire Diaries:¬†Recently I have been LOVING this and I can’t wait season 8 to finally come on to the UK Netflix! I’ve almost finished season 7, so it’s REALLY frustrating that I can’t finish it. It took me a while to get into the series but once you get to roughly season 3 it is GREAT, you just have to stick with it and now I don’t want it to end! It’s a good one to watch in October for Halloween too- so I would definitely recommend for a more spooky evening in!
  • Cadbury’s Festive Chocolate Fingers:¬†I know we’re not supposed to be getting Christmassy yet BUT I could not resist them when I saw them in the supermarket! Each chocolate finger is covered in evenly covered in milk AND white chocolate, on one finger… I’ll just let that sink in. I will probably have doubled in size by the time January hits and I’m pretty certain that these chocolate fingers will be the main reason for that… no regrets!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and that it has given you some recommendations of things to try for November! It’s been a bit of random mix this month with cosy knitwear, Netflix and food- but I think that’s a good combination. Let me know what you’ve been loving this October below!

AmyūüíĖ

September Favourites 2017

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It’s time for another favourites post- I can hear your cheers whilst I write haha! These months are going by SO quickly as it feels like I’ve only just finished my August faves! ANYWAY, I do like September now that I’m not at school because it is no longer filled with fear for the upcoming academic year… well it is a bit for uni but it is not AS bad. I think September signals the turn of the seasons towards Christmas- it is coming everyone and I CANNOT wait, I’ve already watched Elf this month and I am not even feeling the slightest bit guilty. Right back to September, here are a few of the random mix of things I’ve been loving this month:

  • Tanya Burr’s Chasing the Sun Peonies Illuminating Powder, ¬£7.49:¬†If you read my last haul post you’re probably thinking ‘you’ve only just bought it?!’ BUT I did buy it about a fortnight ago and have been using it pretty much every time I’ve worn make-up since. SO I think it’s worthy of being a favourite this month or at least my ‘favourite new discovery’. I haven’t used any of Tanya’s products before and VERY rarely buy any youtuber’s products BUT I thought this looked like a similar and cheaper product to Benefit’s Dandelion Twinkle. Obviously I cannot compare the two but they are both blush and highlighter combinations which was something I was intrigued to try as an alternative to a bronze glow. It is VERY pigmented and can look a little scary on swatches because it is SO sparkly pink but once on the cheeks it gives a lovely, rosy and healthy-looking glow
  • Boot’s Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Spot Wand, ¬£4.49:¬†I was using this product for a while earlier in the year but recently this has REALLY proven its worth. I use it twice daily as it has a two ends- one for day and the other for night. Sometimes with spot treatments it can begin to work gradual and it would take time for noticeable results BUT with this I have seen direct, quick results. When I can feel one of those angry under-the-skin spots coming I put this on in the evening and by the following morning it literally has shrunk completely and doesn’t seem like it will come through at all now! It might not be a long-term solution but would definitely give it a go if you want a more targeted treatments to prevent spots really coming through!

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  • ‘History Is All You Left Me’ by Adam Silvera:¬†I read this book whilst on holiday earlier in the month and absolutely loved it. I was initially a bit sceptical about another YA romance but this was very refreshing a gave me a new insight into relationships that are impacted by grief. Although the topic seems quite heavy the style and characters remained light which made it a lovely read and one that I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for books similar to John Green.
  • ‘Celebs Go Dating’ on E4:¬†If you’ve read any of my other monthly favourites posts you’ll know I’m REALLY into reality television- think Love Island, Celebrity Big Brother etc! The show takes single celebrities and sets them up on LOADS of different dates to try to find ‘the one’. It’s really funny and the dating agents really help make the show, along with Rob Beckett who sarcastically comments¬†on the entire show! It will definitely fill the reality TV shape hole until ‘I’m a Celebrity’ starts again.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this post and it has given you some ideas for things to try out in the upcoming months. Let me know your favourite things about September below and what you’ve been enjoying this month!

Wishing you ALL the best for October,

AmyūüíĖ

August Favourites 2017

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I know this seems a little bit early to be writing a favourites but I really like to keep it to the last Friday of the month… I can’t help it! August is always a bit of a different month because everyone’s timetables change, the weathers warmer and people are off all over the place! This months favourite’s reflect this as they are a mismatch of VERY different things with not too much make-up faves unfortunately, but hope you enjoy it! Here they are:

  • Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Gold Bronze:¬†I know I’ve put this in a favourites before… Is this allowed?! ANYWAY, I’ve done it… such a rebel! I REALLY LOVE this though AND I did see that it is still available in Boots, I thought I couldn’t find it before. I’ve spoken about it a few times on my blog if you want to know more about it, but I have even been loving using this as a highlighter too this month which I’ve not really experimented with before! I love it so much for a subtle bronze glow even on my pale skin!
  • Maybelline¬†Superstay Nail Polish in Nude Rose:¬†I recently purchased this in my¬†August: Collective Haul¬†and have been wearing it for most of the month since! It’s not the most summer-y shade ever but I’m pretty much over the coral/ bright colours by now. This is a really lovely colour and matches any outfit, I’m sure this will be a favourite for many more months.
  • ‘Torn’ by Cat Clarke:¬†If you’ve read my¬†Kindle Paperwhite: Is it worth it?¬†post you’ll know I’ve recently been quite into reading and am trying to get enough of it in before I start having to read for uni. This book has definitely been one of my favourites this month and I will be reading more by Cat Clarke. I really like the style of her writing because she uses short chapters which keeps everything really fast-paced. It is more of a thriller YA book that follows a group of school friends as they get into deep trouble and try to cover it up.
  • Celebrity Big Brother:¬†This has helped fill the Love Island shaped hole in my life! It’s not been the most gripping series ever but still very enjoyable and definitely a nice easy watch. I LOVE watching all the drama unfold but am really not believing the show-mances.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed these final summer favourites! I’m REALLY looking forward to Autumn where I can hopefully try some new make-up products and just generally change things up a bit. It will be a bit weird getting back into the routine of uni and everything, but it has been a long summer so I’m feeling ready to go… I think.

Enjoy the last of summer,

AmyūüíĖ

July Favourites 2017

Got to love a monthly favourites, right? Good, because I’ve got another one for you today with a bit of everything to share. Bit less of the beauty faves this month I haven’t been overly experimental with my make-up partially due to heat and I’m kind of just using things up at the moment. Here they are, enjoy:

  • Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick, ¬£6.99:¬†I picked this up around the time this new range launched but have only really got into using it recently. The reason this is a favourite is because of the bronzer end because it blends SEAMLESSLY. I’m pale and naturally very red, so I’ve been a bit wary of using a cream contour but I really like using this one. I then go over it with my slightly shimmery bronzer and it looks like I have actually been sunkissed! I’m not crazy for the highlighter but do occasionally use it, I tend to stick with Benefit’s ‘High Beam’ though instead, because it’s a bit less of a chunky highlight.
  • Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Body Lotion, originally ¬£7.79 but bought on sale for ¬£3.89 from Boots:¬†I know it’s July and the tan should be naturally flowing by now BUT I’m in England and I am very prone to sunburn. So I have been loving this recently and I won’t bore you too much as I spoke about it in my Spring Body Care post so this obviously isn’t a new favourite. It’s an oldie but goldie… literally and I would suggest this for self-tanning disaster prone people like myself!
  • The One Last Memory of Flora Banks, by Emily Barr:¬†This month I’ve read more books than January-June combined mainly because of my Kindle, which I’ve got a post coming about soon! My favourite book I’ve read this month has to be this one because it is similar to ‘Everything, Everything’ by Nicola Yoon- which I absolutely loved. It’s an easy read and I love the style of writing with the repetition of short sentence which makes it a very fast paced book! Definitely would recommend picking this up to read over the summer if you’re into YA.
  • Baking:¬†Bit of a weird one to share but I definitely would say this has been a favourite of July as I tend to be baking something new every week! I’m really enjoying it, it makes me SO happy to see other people enjoying my bakes. I’ve written a whole post about it already this month with my¬†Basic Girls Guide to: Baking¬†so definitely check it out if you want to dabble at a new hobby!
  • Dunkirk:¬†I’m not going to lie I went to see this because Harry was in it and I’m absolutely 100% always supporting anything One Direction do. BUT this film was SO much more than that. It was an extremely poignant film and the feelings you are left with stayed with me for while afterwards. The realness to the film made it very raw and seeing it in the cinema made it completely immersive- I was very on edge! I’m glad Harry was in this film because it MASSIVELY encouraged me to see such an important story that really needed to be told. Whatever your motives are for seeing Dunkirk, it really doesn’t matter just getting to see the story is the most important thing and to witness the complete bravery of people during WW2.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this post! Feel free to comment any of your beauty favourites for this month below, because I definitely would like to ¬†change-up my routine soon!

Have a lovely weekend,

Amy

June Favourites 2017

Happy Friday!

I will try not to do the typical ramble about how quickly June has gone… but know that I REALLY can’t believe it is almost July! We’re halfway to Christmas, my FAVOURITE time of the year! Anyway, here are my monthly favourites including a little bit of everything this time:

  • LUSH D’Fluff Shaving Soap, ¬£5.95:¬†Summer= CONSTANT shaving to keep my skin summer-ready. I’ve found this improves the process slightly with the refreshing strawberry scent and
  • Rimmel¬†Stay Matte Powder, ¬£3.99:¬†This was part of my¬†Drugstore Minimal Make-up¬†look and, even more so this June, it has become a real STAPLE. We’ve had a heatwave in the UK at the moment and I CANNOT cope, so this helps to try and save my shiny forehead… it’s a big task but I think this powder gives it a good go.
  • Barry M Passionfruit Gelly Nail Pain, ¬£3.99:¬†I usually have a nail polish favourite and this month is no exception! For me, this is the PERFECT coral shade and pops a tan like crazy. It’s a perfect summer toe shade that co-ordinates well with pretty much all of my outfits and sandals.
  • Bardot Tops:¬†These have definitely been a favourite this month! They make summer clothes more bearable for a body-conscience gal. I find they cover me up but keep me cool- the perfect formula. I’ve found most of my favourites are from New Look, mainly online because in-store I was not as impressed!
  • Love Island:¬†One of my FAVOURITE tv shows has returned this month and I am loving it. I am completely addicted. I’m hoping most of you will already be watching it, but if you haven’t then you really need to give it a try especially if you’re a reality show junkie like me! My favourites at the moment are Marcel and Gabby, but they change daily because the show is so fast-paced and people can instantly become unlikable.

Let me know what’ve you been loving in the comments below!

Amy

3 Favourite Overnight Products

Happy Friday,

I hope you’ve had a lovely week! Today I wanted to discuss a few of my favourite products that you can use overnight, which is a really easy and carefree way to nourish your skin. I love using overnight products because, if you’re a bit lazy like me, then you don’t really have to think about it you can just stick to these products to see quick results in the morning! Here they are:

  • KIKO Night Balm, approx. ¬£7.90:¬†Unfortunately, I can’t find this on the KIKO website, as I am still using mine from Christmas, so hopefully it is still available! This is rich, nourishing lip balm that aims to repair your lips and replenish moisture. It comes in a little pot but lasts many months before it needs replacing! If you exfoliate your lips before using this then you can see the results even more clearly the following morning.
  • Soap and Glory Heel Genius, ¬£5.50:¬†This might be a bit of an odd one to write about but I’ve continued to use this for a couple of years now and I LOVE it. All you do is put this cream on your feet then put socks on and go to sleep- so simple. It works to help recover any dry skin or blisters on your feet and I think it is a must-have for summer, when we’re doing more walking especially in sandals where our feet are more exposed. Doesn’t have the nicest scent, but if you can get past this then definitely give it a go!
  • The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream, ¬£14:¬†I haven’t been using this for as long as the other two products but I still think it is a product worth giving a try. The Body Shop do offer a Vitamin E overnight mask, which I haven’t tried, but might be a good alternative if you have drier skin. I use this night cream, despite having some oily areas, as it says it is suitable for all skin types and it is a lot richer than other facial moisturisers I have used. It has the texture more like a body butter but it sinks in a lot quicker and doesn’t stain your pillows. Definitely leaves your skin feeling plumper and softer, but a little goes a long way

Hopefully you have found this helpful and might consider giving these products a go! Honestly, when you use all 3 the next morning you feel SO soft and your skin feels much more luxurious, especially after a long day. If the KIKO night balm has been discontinued then I’ll need a new nighttime lip balm- do you know of any alternatives? What are your favourite overnight products?

AmyūüíĖ