Sunday, 22 March 2015

Evening Skincare Routine

One of my last posts was my Morning Skincare Routine, which is quite basic really. So I thought I'd talk you through my Evening Skincare Routine which features my favourite products which I like to end my day with.

Beauty Skincare

Most days I wear makeup, which means I prefer to double cleanse to ensure that all of the makeup has been removed but also that my skin is clean
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I tend to remove my makeup with Superdrug's Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser. This is a cheap cleanser at only £4.99 and it does everything I need it to. Some might think it has an overpowering smell, but I rather like it, it reminds me of being on holiday and a girl can only dream!

 It removes all of my base makeup as well as any eye makeup that I'm wearing. I wipe my face with a warm flannel as not only does it remove the cleanser but helps to aid with exfoliation.

Skincare Cleanser Beauty

Recently for my second cleanse I've been using Nip + Fab's Deep Cleansing Fix. When I first applied it to my face and started to work it into my skin, I found it to be one of the strangest textures I've experienced in terms of cleanser. When massaging it in to your face it feels sticky but not bad sticky, maybe it's more of a tacky texture but it isn't actually sticky or tacky, it just feels it when rubbing it in.... Haha! I'm not really too sure how to describe it, you'll just have to try it for yourself!

I apply a generous amount to my whole face, including my eyes and massage it in. And again I remove it with warm water and a flannel.

I'm also looking at trying the Nip + Fab products that Kylie Jenner 'recommends' because why not jump on the band wagon!

Beauty Skincare Cleanser

Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish is my all time favourite cleanser. Unfortunately I'm running on near empty at the moment - I need to repurchase it asap! It's a lovely creamy cleanser which really treats my skin and leaves it so soft, my skin just seems to love this stuff.

Beauty Skincare Cleanser Liz Earle


Once I've doubled cleansed, I use First Aid Beauty's Facial Radiance Pads to help remove any dead skin cells, help reduce breakouts and to help diminish any dry patches that might be a result of old spots.

You get 60 pads which are soaked in a solution of glycolic and lactic acid. They aren't harsh on the skin, it does say on the packaging that they are safe for sensitive skin. I swipe the pad across my face and down my neck making sure to use both sides, whilst focusing on my problematic areas - my chin/around mouth (damn you hormones!), nose and forehead.

They are quite pricey at £22, but they do a good job. I think once I run out of these I might try First Aid Beauty's Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads - If you've tried these, leave a comment telling me your thoughts.

Beauty Skincare Exfoliate First Aid Beauty

Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask is my go to hydrating mask/mosituriser, I don't think I'll ever be able to go without it!

I suffer from numerous massive hormonal breakouts, once I've managed to get them down to a reasonable size where they aren't taking over my entire face, they then decide to become dried up and flakey (gross I know!) which makes applying makeup an utter nightmare. I apply the mask all over my face as it works wonders to aid hydration on the rest of my face too. I then tend to focus on any dry patches by applying it directly to the area, I don't tend to rub it in too much, I just leave it to sink it by itself because I find this the best way to get rid of any dryness.

Beauty Skincare Origins Hydrating

If my breakouts are taking over my face then I skip straight to Clean & Clear's Dual Action Oil-Free Moisturiser. When I have any new or active spots then this is my go to spot treatment. I don't apply this like a moisturiser as the directions suggest, instead I use this as a targeted spot treatment. I place a layer of the cream over any spots and leave it to sink in.

The results with this, like any spot treatment, is hit and miss. In the morning it has either turned the spot into a whitehead or reduced the redness and size. However, there are times when my skin is just against me and nothing works!


Beauty Skincare Acne Spots

My last step in my routine is lips. I love love love Nuxe's Reve de Miel Lip Balm! It's not greasy or sticky in fact it's the opposite, it's matte. 

It smells delicious, it reminds me of Terry's Chocolate Orange, every time I open the pot I just want to eat it! It has a very slight gritty texture (don't let this put you off, it soon disappears) which helps to exfoliate your lips. It's also really hydrating which helps to protect and repair your lips. I apply it just before I go to sleep and leave it on overnight, when I wake up I have such soft lips which are ideal for applying lipstick.

Throughout the winter this has been a staple in my handbag so I can just apply it when I'm on the go - my lips hate this cold weather!

Beauty Lip Balm Reve De Miel

I'll be writing another post soon dedicated to other skin care I use such as masks & spot treatments, so make sure you keep an eye out for that.

What are your favourite evening skincare products?

Thanks for reading :)

Suzanne.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Morning Skincare Routine

I try to keep my morning skincare routine as simple and quick as possible, because the last thing I can be bothered doing when I've just woken up is standing over the sink for ages!

Beauty Skincare Morning

It's not often that I apply heavy creams to my face overnight, so when it comes to the morning there isn't a whole lot to remove. If I haven't used any treatments at all then I'll just use a Simple Cleansing Wipe (I know, many people would go mad but I'm just too tired and I promise it isn't everyday that I use them!). I tend to buy these from Home Bargain as they are slightly cheaper than Superdrug or Boots.

Beauty Skincare Simple

If I have used a light skincare product overnight then I'll use Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water on a cotton pad to wipe over my face. I love this product, it's quick and easy whilst being gentle on my skin - plus you can't argue with a price of £3.33 (currently).
If I have used anything that is slightly thicker, then I'll make sure to use a cleanser - you can read about my Evening Skincare Routine here.

Beauty Skincare Garnier

For exfoliation I love to use Pixi Glow Tonic. I just pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and swipe it across my face. I tend to focus on specific parts of my face - my chin, nose and forehead as this is where I'm more prone to breakouts.
The tonic helps to ensure that any dead skin cells are removed, which leaves me with a smoother base to apply my makeup.

Beauty Pixi Glow Tonic Skincare

My next step is moisturiser. Time and time again I always find myself going back to Simple's Hydrating Light Moisturiser. When I don't have any particular stubborn dry patches then it works perfectly for me. It sinks into my skin really easily and doesn't add to any extra oiliness that my skin suffers with. 

Beauty Skincare Simple Moisturiser

However, for the times where my skin is playing up, recently it seems to be all the time, Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask works wonders! I know it says it's an overnight mask but it adds that extra hydration under makeup when needed. 
I apply a thin layer all over my face and then add an extra dollop onto spots that are at that pesky drying out flakey stage. By doing this is means my foundation doesn't cling to or emphasize any dry skin.
You need this in your life!

Beauty Origins Skincare Hydration

The final product that I use is Simple's Kind To Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll-On. This is nice and cooling under the eye which is what I need first thing in the morning. It helps to de-puff and refresh my tired eyes. It's also great for underneath makeup as it sinks straight into my skin. 
I'm nearly at the very end of the tube though, so if you have any recommendations for eye creams please let me know.

Beauty Skincare Eye Cream Simple


What are your morning skincare staples? Don't forget to leave your recommendations below!

Check back soon for my Evening Skincare Routine.

Thanks for reading.

Suzanne

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Valentine's Day Ideas 2015

With a week to go until Valentine's Day, I thought I'd write a post giving you ideas of how you can spend the day.


Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all that lovey dovey nonsense, my opinion is why should you show your love for someone just one day a year? So I've included ideas that feature activities which you can do with your other half, family or friends because Valentine's Day can give you the opportunity to show everyone in your life that you care.

Food - So whether it's with your partner, family or a group of friends I think it's always nice to get together, have some great food and chat. Whether you go out to eat or cook a meal yourself, it doesn't matter, it's just a lovely way to spend some quality time with those important to you.

Yummy Italian food & Wagamama's.
Cinema - I love films, so I tend to visit my local cinema often, plus they have the best popcorn! Going to the cinema is a brilliant way to spend Valentine's Day, go and see a film you've been wanting to catch whilst indulging in your favourite treats.

My local cinema is super cheap!
Netflix - If you're on a tight budget then you could always stay in. Grab some snacks, a cosy blanket and snuggle on the sofa with the person/people of your choice or on your own, either way settle down and put on a film or binge on your favourite TV show. I enjoying nothing more than a day/night in front of Netflix with endless cups of tea.

I'm addicted to Netflix - see my Netflix Tag here.
Pamper Night - Whether you've got Netflix or music on in the background why not give your self a nice pamper? It's a fun way to spend the night in with friends or a great way to relax on your own. Gather your favourite face masks, choose some nail polish and run a bath. Spend your night sitting back and relaxing.

Origins do some of my favourite face masks, I also love fizzy sweets!
Bowling - Without breaking the bank bowling can be a cheap way to have a laugh with your loved ones. It gives everyone the chance to practice their bowling skills whilst incorporating a little friendly competition. And whilst you're there, grab some food and let your hair down!

I like to this I'm rather good at bowling, haha!
Go for a walk/Bike ride - With spring edging ever closer, slowly but surely, it's always nice to get out of the house and go for a walk, plus it's free! Whether it's around your house, going to your local park or to the beach, it doesn't matter. It's always pleasant to get some exercise and clear your mind. If you go on your own put your headphones in and listen to your favourite music, if you have company then chat and put the world to rights. Make sure to pass by a cafe to get a warm drink on these crisp chilly days though.

I live in Blackpool. so walking along the prom in the sunshine is lovely. My dog is also a fan of a good walk!
Get Away - If you have some spare cash and the time, why not get away somewhere. Even if it's just to a Travelodge in a near by town/city or a nice hotel in the country, wherever you decide to go it's always fun exploring somewhere new with those close to you. Take a look around the area, visit a museum, go shopping or go for some food. No matter what you do, as long as it's with people you care about, you're bound to have fun!

Recently we took a trip to Manchester, it's close by and the hotel was super cheap, it was nice just to get away for the night.
Treat Yourself - Even if you're not going to be showered in gifts this Valentine's Day by a loved one, it doesn't mean you can't treat yourself! You don't have to go overboard money wise. so you could just buy yourself that magazine or book that you've been wanting to read, or purchase some new items for your wardrobe - who can say no to a new dress or pair of shoes?! Maybe you're dying to try that new lippie or eyeshadow palette (or in my case the whole makeup department in Boots!) that your favourite Blogger/Youtuber has been raving about. Whatever it is, just treat yourself to something on your wish list, without breaking the bank of course! 

As you might be able to tell, I treat myself with makeup, shopping & getting my hair done.
Your Daily Routine - So what if others are celebrating Valentine's Day, it doesn't mean that you have to. Spend the day however you choose and if that means going about your normal day to day routine, well that's just as good. 
Just remember, it's only one day out of the whole year, so spend it how you want to and with who you want, don't let society dictate to you how you should spend February the 14th. 

I love nothing more than a good cup of tea and a book.
I still have no idea how I'll be spending my Valentine's Day yet, myself and my boyfriend aren't the biggest of romantics and find the whole ordeal a little cringe worthy, but however you decide to spend yours, have fun! 

If these suggestions aren't up your street, then please leave your ideas below.

Finally, keep an eye out for my Valentine's Day Makeup post next week - if you have any suggestions of what you'd like to see let me know.

Thanks for reading :)

Suzanne. 

Friday, 6 February 2015

The Netflix Tag

I first read this tag on Annie Writes Beauty who created it and thought I would give it a go seeing as I'm a fellow Netflix addict.

The first six questions were on the original tag, then I read the Swedish Blue's Netflix tag which added questions 7 & 8 and I thought I would add the final one seeing as it didn't really feature any q's related to films. Enjoy!
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What are you favourite series' to watch on Netflix?

Oh where do I begin?! Friends, Pretty Little Liars, Prison Break, The Vampire Diaries, Luther, New Girl, Sherlock & Orange Is The New Black.


What are you currently watching on Netflix?

I haven't finished Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries or Prison Break yet so I want to finish these before I start on the list of what else I want to watch.

There is a long, long list of programmes I want to watch once I've finished the above shows - The Walking Dead, House of Cards, Arrow, American Horror Story, Gilmore Girls, The Carrie Diaries, Revenge & Scandal.


If you could have any series, old or new put on Netflix, what would it be?

There are so many old & new shows that I'd love to see on Netflix - Sex & The City, The Mindy Project, Girls, Keeping Up With The Kardashians (& related shows), The Wire, True Detective, Game of Thrones, My Mad Fat Diary (if you haven't seen this, you need to!) & Geordie Shore.


What is your one pet peeve about Netflix?

Searching for something to watch when I want something different to the series that I'm currently watching isn't great, it can take a while to find something to watch. Also the fact that they remove shows and films - you might be halfway through watching something, but I have an app which lets you know what will be added to Netflix and what is being taken off. 

What are your essentials for a perfect night in with Netflix?

Netflix isn't just for night, I often find myself in bed all day hooked to Netflix. Either way I always make sure I have endless amounts of tea. And if I'm making a night of it I love nothing more than snacking on some yummy chocolate, sweets, ice cream, whilst on the sofa of snuggled up in bed with my PJ's on & a candle or two lit to create a relaxing atmosphere.


As you may be able to tell from the picture above, I do have quite the sweet tooth!

Recommend one series or film for someone else.

Ah just one?! I can't, so probably Luther, Sherlock or The Vampire Diaries. As well as all that I'e listed above, I don't tend to watch shows if my heart isn't with them.

What has been the most overrated series you have watched on Netflix?

Possibly Arrested Development, I watched a couple of episodes from the beginning and just couldn't get into them. I have no idea what the hype has been about, if anyone would like to persuade me otherwise, you are more than welcome!


What is your guilty pleasure on Netflix?

If Netflix had any of the Kardashians programmes or Geordie Shore, then it would definitely be that. Taking into consideration that they don't, I would have to say the Romantic Comedies.

What are your favourite films on Netflix?

Like I said above, I enjoy to watch the Rom-Coms. The films I've liked so far are: Notting Hill, The Perfect Man, Remember Sunday, Love Actually, The Proposal, Made of Honour & Starter for 10.


I would love to hear or read your Netflix recommendations, so please leave a comment below or tweet me - @Suzanne_Gamble with your top picks or if you've done this tag send me the link to your post, I'd love to read them!

Thank you for reading :)

Suzanne.


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

January Random Favourites

Yesterday I wrote a post about my January Beauty Favourites, so I thought I would share what random items I've been loving throughout January too.


Clothing.

Tartan scarf - This autumn/winter I've been a massive fan of everything tartan. As soon as I saw this scarf whilst doing some Christmas shopping in Primark I knew I had to have it, plus it was less than £10 - I can't quite remember the price. 


I loved the fact that the main colour was navy, I wear a lot of dark colours, mostly black! And with the mixture of the reds, yellows, oranges and greens I knew this would be perfect for adding a pop of colour to my outfits. 


Since I bought it I've worn it nearly everyday, so next time you take a trip to Primark keep your eyes out for this.

Dressing gown - It was getting to the time where I really needed new dressing gown, I was wearing my boyfriend's one more than mine, which he didn't appreciate ha! My parents got me this super fluffy gown (as Agnes from Despicable Me says "It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!) for Christmas from Peacocks so I'm not sure of the price but I'm going to guess between £15-£20.


Seeing as I was ill for the majority of January, I haven't really taken this off except to wash it a few times. It's perfect for this cold weather when all I want to do is snuggle on the sofa or in bed with a cup of tea in front of the telly.

Books & Stationary.

So I'm a little late to the party with this one... I'd seen so many Bloggers & Youtuber's mention Lena Dunham's Not That Kind Of Girl - A young woman tells you what she's learned and as I am a bit of a book worm I wanted to give it a go as what I'd heard about it it sounded like something I would like. Now I haven't seen any episodes of Lena's Girls but once I've finished this book I'll be binge watching them all!


On Christmas Eve Tom (my boyfriend) and myself made the crazy decision to nip to Tesco - big mistake! However I noticed that Tesco had cut the price massively, it was only £6 compared to it's original price of £16,99!

Very kindly Tom said he would get it me for Christmas, so in between the madness of  Christmas and me being ill I've managed to read a little bit and so far so good. Lena tells hilarious little stories of her life from growing up to life in college and beyond, at 24 I feel like I can relate to a lot of what she writes about. So if you happen to see this reduced whilst you're out and about then I recommend you picking one up. I might even do a full review once I've finished it.

Whilst on our little trip to Tesco I happened to browse the stationary section and picked up this Pret A Porter A5 Note Pad for £2.55. I have a rather big love for stationary, you could call it a slight obsession, but I was in need of a new notepad for blogging anyways! 


I love the design of the gold and black chevron pattern and for the price, it was mine! I also love that the edge of the pages are black too.

TV & Youtube.

Broadchurch - Everyone and their dog is watching and talking about this programme in the UK, if you're not then go watch it now!

After the first series everyone was hooked on this programme as the twists and turns kept you coming back for more week on week and to the delight of millions the last episode ended with "Broadchurch will return".

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After what seemed like forever... 2 years! Broadchurch made it's return at the beginning of January and oh boy it was worth it as within the first 15 minutes it delivered us with a shock no one was expecting. 

I can't go into too much depth about this programme without giving too much away but take note of all the buzz around this show and the great viewing figures - go catch up on series 1 now!

Luther - I managed to catch the second to last episode of Luther in 2013 and I remember thinking "Oh wow, what is this?!" Why I hadn't seen Luther before, I have no idea as from the opening scenes of this episode I was hooked. 


When I got Netflix I saw that they had all 3 series of the show on there which was my opportunity to binge watch yet another TV programme... I don't really need an excuse!



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I can tell when something is good when Tom actually sits down to watch it with me. He can't sit in front of the TV all night like I can, he gets bored and his attention moves on to something else every ten minutes. So when he sat through an episode and showed interest in watching another, I was shocked but didn't complain!

Luther is a detective in London who also has a darker side which sometimes sees him taking police matters into his own hands. You get to see how he deals with issues his personal life has thrown at him whilst he carries out his detective work. And the fact that Idris Elba plays Luther makes everything about this show great, especially when he's tipped to be the next Bond.

Also good news, the BBC are bringing Luther back to our screens this summer with a number of specials - I can't wait.

Silent Witness - As you might be able to tell, there is a slight theme going on here, I really like drama and murder mystery programmes. I hadn't really seen Silent Witness until Tom's dad started watching it last year and from the get go it grabbed my interest.


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The series follows a team of forensic pathologists in London who help to investigate and solve murder cases in conjunction with the police. I enjoy how real this programme is most of the time, in comparison to a lot of American TV shows where it's dramatised in ways. I've seen this show been described as "gruesome and harrowing" which I agree with but I don't mind as I'm not easily offended.

Each 'episode' comes as a 2 parter so it always leaves you wanting more, however I am rather impatient so I prefer to record both episodes so I can watch one after the other.
Celebrity Big Brother - As well as murder mystery & drama I do love myself some reality TV, ok I say some I mean a lot.

January see's a new lot of celebrities entering the Big Brother house and normally when the presenters of the show, Emma Willis and Rylan Clarke, say that the cast are excellent and the best lot of celebs they've had so far you take it with a pinch of salt. However this year from the get go it has been full of arguments and drama, mostly between Perez and Katie Hopkins, but it has made for great viewing.

Source - http://www.thisisbigbrother.com/

There has been so much going on you just can't help but tune in every night to see who's been winding who up and with the addition of Katie Price I think it's just made the show a must watch.


New Girl - Last weekend Tom was away in Liverpool, so I took this opportunity to hibernate in front of the TV and indulge in Netflix as I knew I wouldn't be disturbed.



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I'd stopped watching New Girl on E4 about a year or two ago for no reason in particular because I really like this show. I'd seen someone mention the show on Facebook earlier that day so thought I'd catch up with what I'd missed, which in fact turned out to be a lot which I didn't realise.

This meant I had over a season and a half to catch up and with each episode being only 22 minutes long, it was perfect to watch one after another after another.....

I'd say it's one of the few American comedies that I actually find myself laughing at, the set up also reminds me a lot of Friends and who doesn't like Friends?! I really like all of the characters and one of my OTP's has got to be Nick and Jess.

It's easy to watch which is just something that we need now and then.

Lily Pebbles - Over the past year or so I've been enjoying watching vlogs more than your typical sit down type videos on Youtube, So when it comes round to the annual tradition of Vlogmas I have a long list of people I like to watch as every year the tradition grows and more people decide to participate with Vlogmas.

This year I had so many people that I wanted to watch it meant I still had a fair amount to watch in the New Year and Lily's vlogs were one.
Source - https://www.youtube.com/user/WhatIHeartToday
I clicked to watch one or two of Lily's vlogs one night with the intention of doing something else afterwards, roll on 3am and I'd nearly watched all of her Vlogmas episodes.

Even though her lifestyles consists of going to blogging events, shopping at places I can't afford and eating out a lot I still found her Vlogmas really entertaining. I like her talks to the camera and how she likes to experiment with how she edits her videos whilst at the same time coming across as a genuine, lovely woman.

Now to get my fix of Lily I find my self waiting for her to upload her weekly vlog every Tuesday and to be honest I could easily watch her if she decided to upload vlogs daily. 

So if you're looking to subscribe to someone new and for some reason you aren't already subscribed to Lily then check her out, I've linked her channel above. Also she has a great blog which you can find here

I want to know what your random favourites have been this January, so leave a comment below :)

Thanks for reading.

Suzanne.

Monday, 2 February 2015

January 2015 Beauty Favourites

So the first month of 2015 is over which means only one thing.... it's favourites time!

This month I only have a few beauty favourites due to being ill from just before New Years up until about a week ago, therefore I've not worn much makeup or added anything new to my collection.


Real Techniques Nic's Picks - Cheek Brush & Duo-Fibre Face Brush - Currently £19.99 on Gordonsdirect.com.

 I saw this set in Superdrug several times whilst I was doing my Christmas shopping, somehow I managed to resist the urge to buy them. I popped to the shops just after Boxing Day which meant the set had gone down to £20, I just had to have them! Also when the lady serving me scanned them they were only £19.99 (Woop, 1p saved!).



I have only used these two brushes out of the set so far due to not wearing much make up this month, however these two brushes were great for adding a little coverage to my dull skin when I needed to nip out of the house.


Even though it says it's a cheek brush I have used this to apply foundation and concealer, however the coverage it gives for foundation is light which I don't really like due to spots and redness but it is great for patting concealer over any areas of concern - I think I'll be sticking to my buffing brush for the time being but I will be putting it to the test with other makeup.

The duo-fibre face brush is fantastic at applying a light dusting of powder to set your foundation, I find that when I use a brush that has a denser brush head my powder can go on slightly cakey. This brush applies just the right amount of powder to set my foundation in place and to take away any shine.

I will be doing a full review of the whole set soon.


I have the knottiest hair, so when I'm washing my hair I need all the help I can get! A guest we had staying with us left this behind and I'd just happened to of run out of conditioner myself so I didn't have much choice in using this. To my surprise I ended up loving this product.


I coat my hair in this conditioner once I've shampooed and leave it to work its magic for a good 5 minutes. 9 times out of 10 this makes brushing the knots out of my wet hair with my Tangle Teezer so much easier. 

On another note I do also have coloured hair but I can't say I notice much of a difference when it comes to protecting my colour, maybe that's because I use Lee Staffords Bleach Blonde Shampoo once to twice a week.

Origins Drink Up Intensive - £23 from Origins online.

I have repurchased this mask several times since I first discovered how good it is. This product was the saviour to my skin over the past month with me being ill. My face felt and looked dehydrated and dull as I wasn't eating or drinking properly, when applied it immediately brought a little more life into my skin.


More or less I don't stick to the how to instructions with this product. I apply it overnight when my skin feels dehydrated/dry or when spots are healing with a flaky appearance, I even use it under my makeup when I feel like my daytime moisturiser won't do a good enough job.

I'll be repurchase this for many years to come.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - Currently £2.66 in Tesco.

This is a cheaper and easier to get hold of alternative to the well known Bioderma, I haven't tried its alternative and nor do I plan to when I have this in my life.


As it says on the label, it does a great job at removing face, eye and lip makeup. I normally take the top layer of my face makeup with this before I cleanse properly, I also remove all of my eye make up by soaking a small cotton pad with the water and pressing it gently on my eye/between my lashes for about 30 seconds, by doing this I can then just wipe away my eye makeup without having to rub at my eyes.

When I was ill the last thing I wanted to do was cleanse my skin (bad I know!), this was just the perfect item to swipe over my face to remove any oil and dirt that had built up on my skin over the day.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Fragrance Free - Currently £12.95 on allbeauty.com.  

This was just the product I needed when I was blessed with 4 large cold sores, at once! I believe that cold sores seem to heal a little faster when they are kept constantly moisturised and this keeps me from constantly licking my lips which causes them to crack.


Having the Eight Hour Cream in a tube is handy when trying your best to not contaminate products with the virus which causes cold sores as I can just squeeze a small amount onto the back of my hand and apply it to my lips from there.

The only negative point about this item is even though it says fragrance free it still does smell of something, just what I can't quite tell. On the other hand I haven't actually smelt the original one so I can't compare the two. Once applied to the lips (or anywhere else as it is a multipurpose balm) you can't smell it anyway.

Tomorrow I will be posting about my random favourites so keep an eye out for that!

Let me know in the comments what products you've been loving this month :)

Thanks for reading.

Suzanne.
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