Friday, 17 November 2017

Lip Balms - What You Didn't Know

Hey Everyone!

I was recently introduced to a review website about lip balms where around 177 lip balms were tested in order to find 'The Best Lip Balm.'

As I was reading through their review and research, I came across some very interesting information about our lips and what lips balms actually do to our lips. I thought it would be interesting to tell you some of this information and to encourage you to go to to read more about it.

It may only be November but it's pretty much winter for me already. I've already brought my winter coat (a blogpost to come) which always means winter is here. I also know winter is here when my lips become more chapped and I see myself applying the same old lip balm. Although, what I didn't realise is that this tingly/cooling sensation I was feeling on my lips is menthol and camphor. I didn't know of these chemicals before but they contribute to the numbing which isn't a good thing because it can actually burn your chapped lips. Once your lips are exposed in the sun, they actually become more sun sensitive. Carmex is an example. It's insane to think that Carmex has always been on my lips for the last few years during the summer and so it has been doing more harm than good.

Another chemical that I didn't not know before reading the review is phenol. It's a acid that acts as an exfoliant which is usually a good thing but not as much of a good thing when applied to dry, chapped lips. Dry, chapped lips need to be repaired and not exfoliated because it can lead to irritation. Making sure to check the labels of lip balms is important because what your lips need is a lip balms with moisturising ingredients and protective barriers.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

September Weddings

Hey Everyone!

A few days ago, my boyfriend and I attended a wedding.
All the weddings I have been to have always been different to each other. This time it was an intimate wedding with only a few family and friends. It was in the woods and up north of the country.

I thought I would show you what I wore to a lovely ceremony during a slightly cold September day.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Moving Into Uni

Hey Everyone!

Last Saturday was the day that I moved into university.

I was excited, nervous, scared and whatever other emotion comes beneath this category. It was the day I was moving out of my parent's house and into university, two things I have never done before. I didn't know how life was going to be which freaked me out a little.

As soon as I arrived into my accommodation, there were already problems with the key which meant I couldn't get into my room. Although when I managed to get into my room, I was very glad to see such a nice room especially for London.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Epic Ink Liner

Hey Everyone!

If you didn't know, eyeliner is part of my everyday makeup routine. It has been 3 years since I first picked up a liquid eyeliner and now I have no reason to ever put it down.
I'm constantly looking and trying different eyeliners but I think I have found 'the one.'

'The one' eyeliner I'm talking about is the eyeliner that is easy to use & hold, affordable, cruelty free and intense in colour. It's officially my new favourite and I intend to continue to use it for the longest time, NYX Epic Ink Liner is 'the one.'