Hello my lovelies.
Firstly I cannot believe how much I have neglected my blog this year. No excuses just apologies.
Secondly, HOW FAST HAS THIS YEAR GONE!? It's November.. What!
I thought it would be a nice simple post to share with you what has gone on in my life this past 10 months in pictures.
The next 2 months are still to come and in my opinion my 2 favourites. My birthday being next week and Christmas next month.
I like to be nosey and see what everyone else is using as their everyday essentials, so I though I would share my items with you.
Colgate Max White One Luminous - The reason I bought this toothpaste is because it came with a free Nails Inc nail polish... yes Chloë that's a perfectly good reason to buy toothpaste... I change toothpaste a lot but this one is doing the job for now.
Superdrug Face cloth - Nothing too special, Just a basic face cloth. I could start selling them I have so many. I buy mine from Superdrug for 99p.
Oral B Professional Care 600 Purple - If you haven't invested in an electric toothbrush already then now is the time. This is the first proper electric toothbrush I have owned. I bought it at Superdrug at a reduced price of £25 as it was a limited edition. But you can also buy it from Amazon for a more expensive price.
Nivea Light Moisturizing day cream - I've been using this moisturizer for such a long time. I like that it has SPF 15 and its a very light cream which sinks into the skin easily.
Corsodyl Mint Mouthwash - I've tried many mouthwashes but I prefer this one because it doesn't burn your mouth or have a very strong taste but it still protects your teeth and gums.
Neutrogena Visibly Clean Face Wash - This is a relatively new buy, but I can already say it's becoming a staple in my daily essentials. Wet your face, massage the gel all over your face (using the very convenient pump), leave it for 1-2 minutes and wash off. It leaves your face feeling fresh and cleansed.
Leave a comment with the daily products you use or if you have done a post similar to this, leave a link. I would love to see it
It gives great volume to your lashes without clumping. Using it on your top and bottom lashes make your eyes look more open and awake. The 360 degree brush makes the application easier to do as the flexible brush lets you get into those little areas to catch all the hairs.
I bought this lovely blush from Inglot in Shade 46 at IMATS London 2013. I use this blush a lot and I've barely made a mark in it. It's very pigmented so I advise using it sparingly.
This Rimmel Stay Blushed in Sunkissed Cherry is the blush I use on work days, as blotting some on your cheeks and rubbing in without having to use a brush is good enough for me when I'm in a hurry.
It wears very well, good pigment and easy to blend.
This LOreal Super Liner Ultra Precision is a new buy for January. The very thin, soft tip is so easy to work with. You can make a really small line to a thick wing with this flexible tip. Long wearing and a really black line. I can't fault it.
I'm not a big fan of wearing shiny lip-glosses. I'm more of a matte lipstick/lipgloss kind of girl, but there was something about this Infinite Shine Gloss that I really liked and needed to buy. It has such a smooth application, not sticky at all, it smells good and the peachy tone is one of my favourites.
When living at home in Ireland I use to buy many products from the Catrice line, but since living in the UK I haven't found anywhere that sells it. If anyone knows where I can buy their products, please let me know.
The reason for this being in my favourites for this month is (the same reason as the Rimmel blush) it applies easily without having to use a brush which is convenient for when you're in a rush on work days. It isn't one of my all time favourite foundations although it is very lightweight on my face and does keep it matte. It just doesn't give me that 'oomph' feeling.
I bought this Elf Mineral Eye Brightener quite some time ago. I generally feel the need to use this product on days my eyes are feeling dull or tired. This month has had both of those things. Dabbing a piece of the powder in the tear duct inner corner area of your eye will make your eyes immediately pop and look more awake.
Side tip: My eyes have been a bit sore lately, which resulted in me rubbing them to the point where they were red. Using white pencil eyeliner on the lower waterline is a great trick to make your eyes look more white and brighter to help disguise the blood shot eyes.
Although I don't have oily skin all over my face I do suffer from a bit on my chin and forehead which is why I chose this Garnier Moisture Match Cream in Shine Be Gone. I love the feeling of this cream on my face. It has a whipped moose texture and leaves your face feeling refreshed and matted.
I've used A LOT of different Argan Oil's in the past, from TRESemme to Moroccan Oil, and as much as I love all of them, I'm still on the search for an Argan oil to which I stick to. This Argania Argan Oil smells great, does great to my hair, leaves it feeling soft and smelling nice. It's my favourite of all my oils right now.
Do you have anything you used in January that you'd recommend?
2014 has well and truly begun and I decided, for the first time ever, I will make some resolutions for myself. Now, I'm not talking anything crazy or unrealistic because honestly, that's never going to work. I've set myself a few things to get in the habit of doing and then this time next year I can come back to this post and see how well I succeeded. So lets get these resolutions started.
Pay more attention to my blog and write more posts.
Exercise more and go to the gym regularly. Even if that means going for a small walk or a cycle.
Eat healthier. Not cutting all pretty food (sweets) out but minimizing the amount I eat of them.
Drink more water, I used to be super good and I've fallen off the bandwagon lately.
Be more positive. I'm generally am but just giving myself a reminder.
Find a job. I have recently given in my leave notice to work so this year it's all about finding myself a job in which I truly love waking up to and enjoy.
Not spending money on things I don't need. - This one in particular is already proving very difficult for me. I love shopping and buying random little things I probably don't need but I'm going to do my best not to purchase really unnecessary things.
Use up shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, creams etc before purchasing more.
Travel more, go on random adventures, be spontaneous.
Be more creative. I love making scrapbooks and cards for friends and family and I would like to start making gifts for them also.
There we have it. 10 things I would like to do more of or less of in 2014.
Let me know in the comments some of the things you have planned for this year.