Thursday, 28 November 2013

DIY Lip Scrub

I went on a little shopping the other day and ventured into lush. I've wanted the bubble gum lip scrub for a long time but I genuinely cannot bring myself to £5 for that little tub of flavoured sugar...

So, to save some money, I made my own. It is so simple and really effective.

Basically, you take a quarter tea spoon of honey and mix it with a quarter tea spoon of sugar. 
The sugar makes a great exfoliant where as the honey acts as a moisturiser. Honey contains antimicrobials and antioxidants which means that it really moisturises and leaves your lips feeling soft and smooth.
You can make as much or as little as you want and voila, done :)
I told you it was easy!
Once you have made the scrub, you literally just use your finger and rub it over your lips. Soft as a babies bottom...
To make sure my lips are nourished, I follow up with a lip balm. 

I do this two to three times a week, especially before I apply makeup if I'm planning on wearing a matte lipstick. No one wants cracked lips. 

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Monday, 25 November 2013

Hask Argan Oil ~Review~

My Hair Type- Very curly and quite dry.

Before I start, I'd just like to mention that I bought this little beauty for £2 in Primark, just keep that in mind...

This argan oil is amazing! I use a pea size amount on the ends of my hair and rub what ever's left throughout the remaining hair. It makes my hair so soft, shiny and manageable, but I don't use it every time I wash my hair because honestly, it makes it quite limp and greasy. I try to use it at least once a week and switch to a light leave in conditioner each wash between. This works really well for me so if you have similar hair, I'd give this a try. If you have very dry hair, I'd try using this every wash :)

The actual product is quite a thick liquid and because of this, it lasts ages. Also, it smells like oranges.... delicious!

So basically, this product is amazing. It keeps my hair healthy and makes it so manageable. It's easy to find and is extremely cheap. All of this equals happy Eleri and happy hair :)

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Monday, 18 November 2013

OOTD # 2 - last minute shopping

I went on a spur of the moment shopping trip with my mam and dad yesterday and this is what I wore, basically...
I wore this baby blue cropped jumper from Primark and a pair of mom jeans from Missguided. Oh, and the obvious shoe option was my navy converse. 
I actually think this is one of my favourite clothing items at the minute. It's such a gorgeous colour and the quality is amazing. 
And don't get me started on these jeans! Holy Moly! The material is so soft, they fit perfectly and they're such a steal at £24 compared to the Topshop Mom jeans.

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Friday Favourite # 1 - The Big Bang Theory

So, it's Friday, and I'm in a very good mood, and I felt like writing a blog post... so, I am.

This is pretty random, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway.

I was watching the newest 'The Big Bang Theory' episode earlier and suddenly it hit me... This show may be one of the best things created.
I cannot explain my love for this program. It's funny, smart and addictive.

I've been watching it for around 6 months now and I must say, I'm hooked.
I'm currently catching up with series 5 but also watching series 6 at the same time... THIS PROGRAM IS PHENOMENAL! I find it amazing how the creators are able to make the references to science funny and understandable. 

And despite his weird habits and annoying qualities.... I want a friend like Sheldon. There, I admit it.

So basically, if you haven't watched this wonderful program.... you should :)

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Avon Black Mineral Mask ~Review~

My Skin Type-  Combination to Oily, prone to spots around nose and on forehead... 

I've been using this mask for a while now and I can honestly say it's one of the best masks I've ever used, for my skin anyway...
It's a thick black mask, which actually scared me a bit, and when applied to the face, dries a blue-ish grey colour. Honestly, it is a little messy but isn't hard to clean up.
oh, and it smells looooovely :)

Avon claims that it "Leaves skin deeply cleansed, refreshed and matte, unblocks pores." and I 100% agree. 
I use a giant button sized amount all over my face, once or twice a week for 15 minutes and then massage it off with warm water. Immediately after using it, my face feels so smooth and clean and I also notice that any redness I have has been calmed.  
Also, due to the witch hazel, I find that my spots heal faster when I do use this mask. 
One thing that did strike me though is that it is quite a drying mask. For me, this isn't much of a problem as my skin is more on the oily side and therefore, it just mattifies my skin. So, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with dry skin as I think it would dry is out even more. However, I would recommend following it up with a moisturiser just to ensure that you don't leave your skin dehydrated :)

All in all, I think this mask is great if you have oily skin and prone to the odd spot or two.
It's cheap, cheerful and very effective.... I will definitely be repurchasing this mask. and that's saying something!

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Saturday, 9 November 2013

OOTD # 1 - pub grub

I'm back...

This last month has been crazy! 
I've been so busy recently and it's taken me a few weeks to relax and recover, hence there being a lack of posts.
But don't worry, I have had time to plan a few posts for the next few months.

Anyway, my parents and I went out for food today. It was a spur of the moment thing so I had to throw an outfit together quickly but it still had to look good.

I went for this quilted t-shirt from Primark and tucked it in to a skirt from Newlook. I added tights to keep my legs warm and topped the outfit off with my Puma Suedes. 

I don't think you'll believe me when I tell you that the top and skirt came in a £12 combined. 
Both cost me only £6!!! Bargain.

I kept my makeup simple with lashings of mascara and a red lip.
I did try to take a serious picture to show you, but I got bored and well, this happened......

I cannot take myself seriously oh my

Now, don't lie, I know you do this too... 

I hope you like my new OOTD posts. Stay tuned for more :)

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