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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Magnetic Nail Varnish



 

Get your bottle of Magnetic Nail Varnish while stocks last! I love this wacky nail varnish. You put a coat of the Nail Varinsh on, and on the second coat, put the magnet over your nails and you will get a fab 3D pattern! My favourite is the frankie’s silver shade from the saturdays collection. They’re £6.00 a bottle, and the magnets are 3 pounds, and are definately worth having in the long run.

Frankie’s Silver Shade – Superdrug

Foundation Tips


Foundation tips to keep you skin looking fresh all year long! These tips are extracted from Mizz Magazine, to read the full article buy Mizz magazine for £3.99. (Its the mizz featuring Jenifer Laurence, the date is March 15th – April 4th.) 🙂

If your foundation is on the heavy side, dampen your foundation sponge to give a more sheer layer of coverage

If you use a brush to apply foundation, a smidge of moituriser will thin out thick foundation. Mix on your hand, not into the bottle.

Clean your tools at lease once a week to keep them free of germs. Wash in warm warmer with a drop of mild shampoo, rinse thoroughly and then leave them to dry.

Take your time while choosing foundation, to make sure you get the correct shade for you. Blend testers on your jawline then check out the result, in natural light if possible. If it maches your skin tone, you have a winner!

Eye Shadow


Some of the most common mistakes when it comes down to make up is eye shadow. It can be pretty difficult knowing what eye shadow works suits you best and with so many colours being released into the shops, the whole thing can be a bit confusing. 

All these eye shadows can be brought from Barry M.

Got blue eyes?

If you have blue eyes, use taupe, gray, voilet, purple, deep blue, dark green or plum eye shadow.

Got Green eyes?

If you have green eyes, sandy, copper, brown and golden brown shades work amazingly. If you have dark green eyes choose deep purple shades.

Got Hazel Eyes?

When it comes to hazel, eyes its best to stick to shades as close to your eye colour as possible, this can be tricky because there are not many ‘hazel’ coloured eye shadow.

Got brown eyes?

If you’ve got brown eyes; tan, chocolate, amber and taupe shades work fantastically.

*Footnote!* I love Barry M’s eye shimmer collection, my favourite shade is burgandy-noir. What’s everyone’s favourite eye shadow/product? Leave a comment. x