Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Natural everyday make up routine


I'm not a massive fan of wearing a lot of makeup on a daily basis, just for things like running errands and going to university. I like my skin to feel really lightweight, almost like I don't have any makeup on. So, I thought I would show you what I have been using every day on my face, just to create a really natural look. If you want to see how I got this look, and the products that I have used then just watch the video on my youtube. I hope you enjoy.

Jess x

Friday, 22 January 2016

winter skincare essentials


I think we all know that Winter is a nightmare for our skin, entering the cold outside conditions, being subject to central heating... It can be a nightmare. I know that my skin can be so dry in the winter. So I thought I would share with you my favourite skincare products I use. 

1. Garnier Intensive - I always tend to pick up the body moisturiser for dry skin in the winter because it just leaves my skin feeling so much more hydrated for a longer period of time. I hate when you put on a moisturiser and you then think ' did i even apply anything'. 

2. Origins drink up mask - ohhhh my gosh this thing is my holy grail of all winter products. I don't actually use it as a 10 minute drink up mask, as it instructs you to do. I apply this all over my face 1-2 times a week right before bed and leave it on over night. My skin feels SO incredibly hydrated the next day its amazing. I notice if I don't use this one week that my skin is noticeably much dryer despite using a regular face moisturiser every day. 

3. Origins GinZing - I use this in the winter, often instead of the Liz Earle face exfoliator just because it is slightly less abrasive on the skin, as its also from their radiance boosting range I feel like it leaves my skin looking much brighter and more refreshed. I use this product at least twice a week. 

4. Body Shop Camomile cleansing oil - This stuff is incredible for taking your make-up off and is so gentle on the skin, even over the eyes for that pesky mascara. I love this in the winter, because it's oil based it doesn't leave my skin feeling really dry and dehydrated after I use this. I often get quite oily skin so even though this is an oil it doesn't make my skin feel oiler, so don't let that put you off. 

5. Lush Bubblegum lip scrub - Firstly not only does it taste amazing I find that in the winter my lips tend to get very dry and cracked, so I use this maybe once a week to remove the dead skin off my lips (I know gross!!) and it makes my lips feel noticeably softer and I then find that my using a lip balm they stay hydrated and moisturised for a lot longer, than if I don't use this lip scrub.

6. Nivea smooth nourishing hand lotion - I don't know about you but my hands are ALWAYS so dry in the winter. This is definitely by far one of my favourite hand creams, it is a really intensive moisturiser and I just keep it right by my bed and apply it before I sleep. I also carry it around in my bag too, just incase!

These are my go to products, especially during the cold winter months, where our skin isn't always the best, especially in comparison to summer.

I'd love to know what products you guys use. 

Love Jess 

Saturday, 16 January 2016

My New Years Resolutions

Hey guys, 

Welcome back to my blog, as you can see I have left it far too long.. AGAIN! I'm making it my mission not to do it again, I am so excited to focus on my blog and my youtube channel again because it's a fun creative release away from work and University.

I thought I would start of the first post of 2016 with my new years resolutions.

1. Travel more

Last year I visited Iceland and Portugal and it was so much fun, after having not left England for over 8 years it felt amazing to be able to get on a plane and see some beautiful places (even if I was terrified to get on the plane). So after falling in love with the idea of travelling I am hoping to visit many more places in 2016, once I have finished University in May.

2. Get fit

If anyone knows me well, they will know that I love exercise and eating healthy, but over the past few months I have really lost track of what I was doing and I must admit I absolutely hate it. So I have decided to really focus on my fitness and the things I like to eat and hopefully I can share some of these ideas with you in order to motivate and inspire others on my fitness journey.

3. Explore London more

This one sounds a little silly, but I live in London and have done over the past 3 years, and when I sit down and think about it I think actually I have barely seen any cool places in London. So I want to be able to get off the tube at a stop I perhaps haven't even heard of and just wander to see what I find. Hopefully I can get some nice pictures for my blog and share the places I go with you.

4. Attend all of my lectures

I am notoriously bad for just reading all of my lectures online, but I have made a pact to myself and promised my boyfriend that I will attend them all. I've just completed my first week and it was so great, I feel as though I have learnt so much more and I know it is really going to benefit me when writing my essays.

5. Socialise with friends more 

Whilst I definitely socialise day to day and I am a very chatty person,  I sometimes forget to take time out of my schedule and say yes to that meal, and yes to those drinks with my closest friends. I think it is so important to spend quality time with the closest people around you, despite how busy you are, so I am making it my mission to take time out with my nearest and dearest.

I hope you like some of the new years resolutions I have, I have also made a youtube video talking about them all.

Let me know if you have made any resolutions, I would love to hear them.

Love Jess