Christmas Haul :)


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So Christmas has passed so we’re all left with that guilt of Christmas dinner and a wad of money. As soon as Boxing Day hits, so do the sales and in the first day alone, department store Selfridge’s made over 1.4 million pounds. I decided to go Hair product crazy and used the £40 from Christmas to treat myself to some new hair products, and a few make up extra’s I had to nab in the sales! Will review once I’ve used them a bit, but here are the items and their prices!

(From right to left)
– Back row –

1. Witch Hazel tinted moisturiser in Light ~BodyCare £1.49
2. Rimmel London Extra Super Lash Building Mascara in Brown Black ~Boots £4.99
3. BarryM Metallic Liquid Eyeliner ~Boots £4.79
4. *Best Product* The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum ~£7
5. Oil of Aloe Pro Salon Heat Protection Straightening Spray ~BodyCare £0.95 [I brought two because they were so cheap]
6. Bristows Volume and Body Mousse ~BodyCare £0.99
7. Pantene Pro-V Hairspray Volume and Body Level 5 Ultra Strong Hold ~BodyCare £1.99
8. *Best Buy* Tony&Guy ‘Hair meet Wardrobe’ (includes Norish conditioner, Cleanse Shampoo and Casual Sea salt texturising spray) ~Boots £5 from £10

Front Row L-R
9. Gold hair clips ~BodyCare £0.99
10. Blonde bobbie pins 48pc ~BodyCare £1.99
11. Spin clips part of the Tony&Guy set
12. I forgot to add these in the picture, but I got 6 Bendy Rollers ~BodyCare £2.25

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12 DIY Present Ideas


Perfect for Christmas gifts with a bit of an edge x

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And the Christmas countdown begins… If you are still looking for some handmade present ideas, here are twelve DIY projects from the archives:

<1 HOUR PROJECTS

SONY DSCDelicate Thread Bracelets

SONY DSCCoconut Jewellery Holder

SONY DSCPastel Braid Bracelet

dsc07739Homemade All-Over Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub

1-2 HOUR PROJECTS

SONY DSCHoney Cocoa Lip Balm and Cheek Stain

SONY DSCTurquoise Beaded Ring Bracelet

SONY DSCWoven Curb Chain Bracelet

SONY DSCRing Bracelet

AFTERNOON PROJECTS

SONY DSCBranch Accessories Hanger

SONY DSCDip Dye Dreamcatcher

SONY DSCSnow Globes

SONY DSCSea Shell Mosaic

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My Beauty Challenge – THE CONCLUSION!


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Ok so it’s been a few weeks since I set my challenge. I promised to cut back on sugar/sugary foods, stop using facial scrubs/cleansers/anything that would irritate my skin, drink a lot more water, and increase the amount of fruit and veg I eat.

I could tell you that the whole thing was a breeze, and that two days in I was blemish free and will never need to touch a spot treatment cream again. I could tell you that sticking to the rules was easy, and I am now 98% water and spinach. But then I’d be lying.

Not using a facial scrub/cleanser went against everything I’ve learnt about my skin over the last five years, so within a few days I was back to my Clearsil facial scrub and Body Shop Seaweed cleanser. I didn’t then break out, so I don’t think that facial cleansers were the problem, although I have limited the facial scrubs I use, because that can definitely irritate skin.

I’ve never done anything like this before, so sticking to the food diet was really tricky. I admit, I didn’t enjoy eating a carrot instead of the occasional chocy biscuit, but I did feel healthier so thats a win 🙂

However – I have found what I can only describe as the miracle diet. In the space of two days, the majority of spots had cleared, and my whole body felt healthier. It’s… The Detox diet! Let me explain:

I don’t bother with diets because I’m not particularly fat and I.. well I’m lazy when it comes to health. But recently I’ve had a problem with my stomach which meant that I was producing too much hydrochloric stomach acid and it was irritating my stomach lining – VERY painful. So when I came across the detox diet, it sounded perfect. It means only eating foods high in antitoxins for a short two day period. Antitoxins are what help the ‘flush out’ the impurities in your body, which helps the kidney. Many people claimed it helped with similar stomach problems so I decided to give it a go.

It was very strict – a diet of antitoxins? Thats basically fruit, veg and  A LOT of herbal tea. there are health sites which can explain this 986520x better than me, and have easy meal plans you can follow, but you get the gist.

By the end of the two day period (Its very important it is for a short amount of time – This diet doesn’t include carbohydrates or protein so that your stomach doesn’t digest anything heavy. So its not balanced for a full time diet!) my skin had cleared up dramatically! I was drinking lots of the Herbal Tea ‘Pukka’ in ‘Cleanse’. This was said to have an effect on cleaning skin and tasted like fennel and marshmallow. I really think this had an effect on my skin so I’m definitely purchasing it again.

Overall I think the challenge has been a success! I’ve found a healthy short term diet that can clear my skin, whilst being healthier too. 😀

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P.S. Do you like these sort of posts? I realise they’re a bit long winded and a bit less… well.. fashoin/product-y but wanted to try something new!

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