Friday, 10 February 2017

My current favourites


So I have been meaning to write this post for a few weeks now, but with moving house it just wasn’t possible. I wanted to put this up at the end of January but now its just the current beauty items I have been loving.

I received this for Christmas from Dan alone with the it’s raining men shower gel. I suffer from really  bad eczema, on my arms, legs and body so he did a little research and found out what were the best things recommended from Lush.
I absolutely love the dream cream, this obviously isn’t great from really raw eczema as for that its best to get something from the doctor. However I have found that using this every evening and throughout the day if I’m feeling a little bit dry. Is working amazingly, I have been using this since Christmas and I’m finally starting to feel as though I’m in control a little more with my eczema. It has really cleared up and I’m loving it.
Its lovely and rich and takes no time at all to hydrate the skin, on the back of the product it states that as it contains oat milk its perfect for helping with Eczema prone skin. With it being a lush product, I wasn’t sceptical to try it what so ever, as you always know they use great ingredients which are always trusted for the skin

As mentioned I received this for Christmas also, I have also been using this a lot. It contains a high percentage of honey, which as you can imagine smells incredible and some how makes you feel like your doing good things for your skin. 

I have recently written a blog post about this as I have been loving it so much. I use this product every night with either a muslin cloth or a flannel to cleanse my skin and remove any make up or dirt. If you haven’t already you need to try this!

Since trying the cleanse and polish and loving it, i decided I had to try more Liz Earle products. One of my friends swears by this moisturiser so I thought i would give it a whirl. I haven’t looked back, this product has completely blown me away. My skin has honestly never felt so good, my skin feels so moisturised I never have any dry patches. Its such as great base before make up as well. I normally apply one pump to my skin in the morning or under make up and just under 2 pumps in the evenings. I really enjoy this product, I feel I need to delve a little deeper into the land of Liz Earle.

I receive this product in the Marks and Spencer’s Beauty advent calendar, I have heard so many people talk about this product always wanted to try it. Mixed with my other new skin care favourite this month, I just feel my skin is in a great place at the moment. I use this product 2-3 times a week, by squeezing some product onto a oval cotton pad. I then swipe this over my entire face avoiding my eye and lips. I don’t often get breakouts apart from at my time of the month, but I have noticed they are clearing so much quicker and the scaring isn’t sticking around for long at all!

Zara Femme (perfume)
I love this perfume if you haven’t smelt its you need to try it, luckily my best friends got me another bottle for my birthday so I can now carry one in my handbag and one at home. I do feel like you need to top it up a little throughout the day however, it doesn’t really bother me as the price reflects that.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what my current favourites are, what are you currently loving?
Jade
xx

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Liz Earle - Cleanse and Polish (review)

I received this cleanser for Christmas. I have always heard good things about it, but I have never really not been using something I loved enough to contemplate buying it. 

The way I use it is to wet my face a little bit, then use one pump on to my fingertips and massage it into my skin. I find that wetting my face a little before application really helps with removing mascara otherwise it takes a while to get it off. Then using a warm flannel or a muslin cloth I gently remove the product from my skin. I find that its a great way to give your skin a gentle exfoliation whilst cleansing.
This product is great for oily combination skin, It always leaves my skin feeling incredibly cleansed. I use this in mornings and evening, sometimes to remove make up and sometimes to just cleanse my skin in general. I love the scent its really fresh, also rather relaxing as well.
Another great thing about this product is the packaging, the fact that it has a pump ensures you only use as much as you need and there isn't any wasted product, Its mess and hassle free which its fab.
I know that there are thousands of reviews of this product out there, I just thought I would share my opinion with you, I have literally used this product everyday since Christmas and my skin has never felt so good.

Monday, 16 January 2017

2016

I am fully aware I have been off the blogging radar for over a year, however I used to absolutely love blogging, writing and photography, so this year I have made it my goal to get back into it. Not a resolution because who even sticks to them..

So 2016 was one hell of a year, so I thought i would share some of my favourite photos and memories from the year with you. I am hoping to post at least once a month from today, obviously I am aiming for more but Im setting myself a little target. Anyway I am boring you with this so here are some of my moments.

To begin the year me, my boyfriend (Dan), Anna and Josh, moved into a lovely house in the centre of Norwich. It couldn't have been more perfect, the house is lovely we and nearly a year on we are all still the best of friends.

A week after we moved in, we held a moving in/my birthday/ Annas birthday party! It was great we invited lots of friends it was a great way to start off the time in our house.

We had many a night out and night in, way too many drinks, games of monopoly in which lasted hours. We also went through a phase where we bought a Playstation 2 and we were obsessed with  SingStar.



Days out with my beautiful nephew and boyfriend.

In April my incredible sister ran the London Marathon, so me and Dan head off to drive down to London however 20 miles into our journey I made the shocking realisation that I forgot to fill up with petrol. After bickering about me wrong and I should have stopped at the last petrol station. Anna and josh came to the rescue with a jerry can. 
The next day was very emotional, charley got ready and left early to make it to the starting point and then we met her at the 3 mile check point. We then began to make our way around London, tracking her on our phones and trying to see her at as many check points as possible. At every checkpoint we saw her, we were very lucky every moment was emotional. The cheering and the chanting and even the occasional tear, we followed charley around as she ran for such an incredible cause. We were the most emotional at the last check point before the finish line, I believe it was mile 24 and oh my word, the sheer emotion was like nothing I have ever felt before. Watching other runners in agony but powering through, I have never seen anything so moving. We were all oozing with pride.


On the 30th of April Arabella Jane, was welcomed to the world Dan's brothers baby girl. I will remember the moment forever, walking out of the hospital my ovaries were aching! I have never been so broody in my entire life. 


In May me, my dad, step mum, stepsisters flew to malaga for a short break, unfortunately due to my annual leave I was only able to go for 3 nights however it was so nice, It was so relaxing. It was so lovely to be able to spend some quality time with all my family being in the same place at the same time. 


At the end of May me, Anna and Sophie drove to the O2 to watch Busted, we had such a great evening.

Me, Dan and Josh went canoeing on the Norfolk Broads, it was a great afternoon. However i wasn't quite aware how much effort actually went into canoeing...
We arrived at a pub and had a quick drink then it was time to get back onto the canoe before out time slot ran out. I have never been so happy to see dry land at the end of this.


6th of August was Dans birthday, I planned a day of activities for us and all of our friends. As Dan really enjoyed canoeing the weekend before I thought we would go to the Waffle House for breakfast, then drove back to Salhouse Broad for another afternoon of canoeing. However this time there were eight of us so it was a little different. Also quite stressful to ensure we all didn't collide but also stayed out of the way of boats... this was proving quite difficult at the beginning. Then in the evening we had an evening of activities at home, we had a BBQ played beer pong, gender games, mr and mrs and had a few drinks.



A couple of days later, Me and Dan packed the car up and drove to Cornwall for a little holiday, we stayed at 3 different hotels as we wanted to see as much as we could before we had to come back to norfolk. So we spent a night in Looe  two nights in Newquay and a night in Poole Dorset. We had a great time, We love Cornwall since we went in 2015. 



At the end of August I went to London to spend the weekend with my Dad, Step mum, step sisters and their partners for my Step mums birthday. We had a lovely time, we went for drinks in Richmond  drove through richmond park looking for deer and then Saturday night we went out in Wimbledon Village for a few drinks. 


My Auntie came to visit us before my cousins went back to school, we took a day trip to the beach which was really lovely. We had fish and chips on the quay and took the tiny train back to the car park.


On the 4th of October my nephew Jacob was welcomed into the world! As you can see this was a year of beautiful babies and a year of me feeling incredibly broody. Jacob made Zachary a big brother and he is an amazing big brother!

Halloween, we decided to throw a Halloween party we all obviously dressed up and made sure everyone we invited dressed up too. Me, Anna and Sophie got a little too distracted in hosting the party, we accidentally left buying an outfit until the last minute. In the end we bought some cheerleader outfits from Wilkos and went as Zombie Cheerleaders. We had a great night everyone's outfits were amazing!
Also I thought I would show you a picture of my Nephew dressed up because, he looks so cute!
Bonfire night we took a walk into the centre of Norwich to watch the fireworks, they are let off from the castle they are always great. 
Christmas I had an amazing Christmas this year, since we were now in our own place we bought a real tree, four of us drove to Homebase to pick out a tree. Four people trying to pick out a tree was hard enough, let alone trying to fit a Christmas tree in the back of a Ford Fiesta with four people. Dan bought me a M&S beauty advent calendar which was amazing.  I had the best Christmas, I spent the day with my mum and then we had Christmas as a 'house' a couple of days later.


New year, we spent the new year at home. We had a few of our closest friends round. We decided to stay in as, all in all we couldn't remember the last time we spent a new year in the comfort of our own home all together. We had a Casino night, we played a variety of different games, roulette, exploding kittens (card game) and blackjack.

2017 Is going to be very different to this year, Me and Dan are actually moving home with my Mum to start saving for a mortgage, its a big step in our lives and very scary. We would love to stay living with friends for another couple of years but we both really want to buy somewhere so in order to do so we need to make some sacrifices.