What Am I Doing With My Life..?

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Hello Lovelies!

I am currently laying in bed with a decaf cup of tea, at 10pm writing this impromptu post. This week so many amazing people received their exam results and it has got me thinking, what am I actually doing with my life?

So a little background about where I am currently at with my career, or should I say lack there of and how I got myself in to this situation. So in 2008 I started secondary school as the uncool chubby kid, my first year and a bit I did okay and my behaviour was relatively okay too. However my behaviour started to change quickly for the worse. I got involved with the wrong crowd (yep, that cliche) and I turned into someone I'm really not, I became the gobby loudmouth with a bad attitude who had basically no respect for anyone or myself. That continued pretty much through out my entire secondary school life. A managed move and a couple years down the line I find myself at 16 and doing my GCSEs, my dad had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and I started to buck up my ideas. I changed, I had no choice but to dramatically change. I didn't do the best in my GCSESs I missed a couple of exams due to having to care for my dad. As you can probably guess my results weren't great.

I managed to get into college and I studied level 2 business, I was actually one of three to pass which was a big deal for me. I then didn't really do anything with it. I am now working as a retail supervisor, the pay is terrible and to be honest it is something I am not interested in. Growing up I always had huge dreams and aspirations which amounted to nothing, thankfully I am only 20 so I have time to turn my life and career around.

Now, onto the real reason for this post, I have been considering and looking into some online courses. As a blogger I am obviously very interested in social media and all that goes along with it hence why I am looking at social media management and digital marketing as career choices. I'll be 100% frank with you, I don't have a clue where to start but I am certain it is something I want to achieve. I am honestly so unhappy with how my life has turned out, don't get me wrong I have an amazing family, boyfriend; bestie, house etc which I am thankful for...but something is missing. I am sick of letting my life fly by and essentially amounting to nothing. So many people I went to school with have started amazing careers and are doing incredibly well for themselves and it gets me thinking, what have I achieved? What have I got to show for all those years in education? A name badge reading 'Chloe, Sales Supervisor' it doesn't seem too appealing to me. Don't get me wrong I am proud of my job and I enjoy it but I think thats simply down to the insanely hilarious, lovely people I work with.

It is time for me to grab life by the balls, jump in head first and get that career I desperately want and need. It's just figuring out where to start.

Apologies for this extremely rambled, all over the place post but it is something I needed to get off my chest. Do any of you have any advice for me or changes you want to make in your life? Let me know in a comment below or tweet me @chloedentonxo.

Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Review*

Friday, 18 August 2017

Hello Lovelies!

Skincare is something I have started to take more of an interest in recently, I never used to bother that much with looking after my skin which is so annoying as I think it is why I tend to get a lot of breakouts. I am now 20 so it won't be too long until I start getting wrinkles if I don't start taking better care of my skin now. The lovely people at Super Facialist got in contact with me and asked if I would be interested in trying their products out, I had seen other bloggers raving about their products so I thought I would try them out myself. They asked me what my skin type was and then chose the best products for me to try out.

Since receiving these products I have been using this wash every day. It is formulated with salicylic acid and Niacin (Vitamin B3) to help detoxify and deep clean your skin of day to day impurities and excess oils without irritation. With regular use this foaming facial wash will leave your skin feeling balanced and looking healthier and clearer. I can 100% say it does exactly what it claims. Since using this products my skin has had less blemishes and overall looks much healthier. It is also infused with Elderflower which gives it a spa like scent which I really enjoy.

I have been using the scrub every two days with my evening skincare routine, I have noticed since using this my skin is much smoother, brighter and clearer. It is designed purify and thoroughly cleanse, it is so gentle on the skin with the little beads which is great as some facial scrubs I have tried have been far too abrasive. This scrub is enriched with biodegradable micro beads, Niacin and salicylic acid which combined helps eliminate dead skin cells. The combination of grapeseed oil and elderflower helps the skin retain its moisture balance.

This mask is a detoxifying clay mask used to unclog pores and let skin breathe. It clears excessive oils and toxins which lead to breakouts, it also contains oil-absorbing dead sea mud rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron for a facial detox at home. It also includes Avocado oil which is rich in vitamins A, D and E with Acacia Honey to help the skin rebalance itself. I have been using this mask every two to three days and my skin is loving me for it. Since I have been using these products together my skin is much smoother, clearer and brighter with less blemishes. I am in love with this brand and will continue to use them.

Super Facialist are a well loved brand in the blogging community and I now understand why, their products are amazing quality and their packaging is gorgeous. They has so many different ranges to cater for any and all skin types.

Have you tried anything from this brand before?

Revuele & Pretty Smooth Skincare Review*

Friday, 11 August 2017

Hello Lovelies!

A few weeks ago a lovely company called Quest Personal Care contacted me about reviewing some products they stock, their website is currently being constructed but you can view their latest stock catalogue.

Revuele Argan Oil Cream-Butter 

The first product is from the Revuele Argan Oil range, this is a 5 in 1 hand and body cream it is revitalising, regenerates, anti-ageing, smoothing and has nutritional values for your skin. When I first used this product I thought it smelled like a mens aftershave but I couldn't put my finger on what one it was, after using it a couple of times I realised it smells exactly like Jean Paul Gaultier. Although it has a very masculine scent to it I actually really like it. It isn't as thick as some moisturisers I own which I really enjoy for using day to day if my skin is feeling particularly dry or I'm having a pamper evening I would probably use something a little heavier as this one is very light weight. My skin definitely feels very soft and hydrated from using this.

Revuele Argan Oil Day Cream 

Like the body butter the day cream smells like Jean Paul Gaultier which I must say did worry me, I have used a scented face cream before which majorly broke me out, thankfully this one didn't. I have been using this every morning since receiving it and I cannot get enough. The day cream is supposed supposed to promote cell regeneration, it is oxygen infused, has an SPF of 16, it is anti wrinkle and is for Normal, Dry and Sensitive skin. Before using this cream I would always have an issue with my foundation splitting and wearing off in patched after a few hours no matter what foundation I used, which I found out was because my skin was very dehydrated. I love this product and will definitely continue to use it.

Revuele Argan Oil Night Cream 

Again this product has the scent of Jean Paul Gaultier aftershave, but it has increased nutrition, this cream is designed to fight signs of pre-mature ageing. It is also designed to decrease redness and dull looking skin, redness is something I have suffered with for a long time along my cheeks, and I can honestly say since using this night cream my redness has calmed down a hell of a lot. I still have redness but it isn't as obvious to the point where I will leave the house without wearing any foundation.

Revuele Black Mask

This is one of those gross but awesome black head masks. These masks are super popular in the blogging community right now, I have tried two or three different ones but I can honestly say this one is the best I've tried. This mask is a pore cleansing peel off mask with activated carbon, zinc and silver ions Ag+. It is designed to clear acne and blackheads, it is deep pore cleansing, regulates sebaceous gland function and leaves your skin matte. I can honestly say it does all of those things, don't get me wrong I do still have blackhead but that is because I had a shit tonne in my T zone, but everytime I use this mask it gets rid of loads more. I'll be honest if you would want to use this on your entire face it will hurt as it will pull out the fine little hairs but I promise you it is worth it. Those cheap Biorè strips are nothing compared to this mask.

                                                       Pretty Smooth Eye Patches

Finally the love people at Quest personal Care sent me 3 types of eye masks from Pretty Smooth. I have used a couple of eye patches before but I never really thought much of them. They sent me the Argan Oil hydrating ones, the Snake Venom to reduce the appearance of wrinkle and the Collagen ones to hydrate and brighten. I really enjoy using these eye masks when I am having a pamper evening as they are so cooling and relaxing under the eyes especially after a stressful day at work. Out of the three I think my favourite ones were the Collagen ones as I definitely see a difference in my dark circles 

Overall I am so impressed by these products, there isn't one I dislike. I think the favourite item they sent me was the pore mask as it knocks all of the others I've tried out of the park. I am so grateful to Quest Personal Care for being so generous, you should definitely check out their stock catalogue as they have some amazing products and brands on there.

What product did you most like the sound of?

Stunning Cosmetics Review*

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Hello Lovelies!

Apparently it is summer in the U.K. right now although the weather says different. We have had a little sun this year but it appears to have vanished fortunately some clever person invented fake tan so we can pretend to be tan from all of the non existent sun! whooo! I am sure you are all aware of how much I love fake tan, I am always trying new ones and relaying my thoughts back to you. Recently a lovely brand called Stunning cosmetics asked me if I would like to try out their fake tan amongst a couple other products. 

The first product I received was their avocado body scrub, which I must say I was so excited about because I bloody love Avocados! I really like the packaging, it is a simple tub you can scoop a handful from which I like, I really like the sleek and simple look to it. One of my favourite things about this product is the gorgeous scent it really reminds me of the Sugar Crush range from Soap & glory. It is such a sweet fruity smell which to me smells like summer. The beads in this scrub are quite course but not painful. I really enjoy more corse body scrubs as I feel like the really get rid of the dead skin for the perfect base for fake tan. The great thing about this particular scrub is that it is made with Coconut & Palm oil so although the scrub itself if course it moisturises your skin at the same time. I have been using this scrub for a few weeks and I am loving it!

The next product I was sent was their Medium/Dark Tanning Mousse, I was really looking forward to trying this product out because I am a huge fan of tanning mousses, they're pretty much all I use when fake tanning. The thing that really excited me about this particular tan is that it is suitable to be used on your face. It pumps out into a fluffy foam which some mousses I've used have struggled to do, It also doesn't really have the horrible fake tan smell it actually has a slight perfume scent to it. It applies and blends really well and sinks into the skin quickly which is essential for me as I like to apply two layers of tan when I am tanning as I like a darker tan. Another thing I noticed with this tan is, I forgot to wash it off that evening and I had to go to work the next day early and usually when this happens it runs when I wash my hands etc but this one didn't. For me It lasted about 5 days before I needed to start scrubbing it off. As it was wearing it didn't go patchy which is an issue I usually have. 

Finally Stunning Cosmetics sent me their Avocado body Butter which I have also been loving, it has the same scent as the body scrub just a little more subtle. The body butter is also in really pretty, sleek packaging. This product is safe for all skin types including sensitive which is great. Like the Body scrub it is made with Coconut Oil & Palm Oil but there is also Shea Butter in there too. This product is so moisturising and not greasy in the slightest it also sinks into the skin quickly too leaving a subtle hint of the scent behind. One thing I did notice about this product is it helps prolong the wear of the fake tan, I use this every day when I fake tan and I think it has really helped the way the fake tan wears. 

Overall I am really impressed with the quality of this brand, their products are lovely, they smell incredible and the packaging is beautiful. 

What is your favourite fake tan?

Bio-Extracts Advanced Eye Contour Collection*

Monday, 31 July 2017


Hello Lovelies!

Todays post I am going to be talking to you about Bio-Extracts eye contour collection. Bio-Extracts have created a personalised skincare system, these products are designed to suit your skin by mixing the contour boosts with the contour cream. These products are not tested on animals and are vegan friendly which is amazing.

This product is an age defying cream which has been developed using Biotechnology, it provides instant hydration for dry eyes. When I first tried this product I instantly thought wow this smells incredible it literally smells like a spa. The packaging is sleek and simple which I really like, I love the pump as it is a little different from the normal pot of eye cream. This products applies onto the skin like silk, it sinks in so quickly leaving my under eyes feeling hydrated and smooth. i never thought about my under eyes being dry but they must have been because my skin cannot get enough of this stuff!

The brightening boost is designed to help the skin around your eyes look radiant and revitalised. When Using this product I have been adding one to two drops of it into the cream which I then mix together and pat the concoction into my under eyes, I like to use this one with my morning skincare routine. The great thing about these products is a little goes a long way. Since using this product I have noticed my under eyes are brighter, I'm now less uncle Fester and more 20 year old girl who works her butt off ha! Don't get me wrong my dark under eyes aren't totally gone (I think I would need a miracle for that) but they are so much better than what they were. I no longer feel the need for concealer to just nip to the shop which is amazing.

The lift + firm boost is designed to give the under eyes a firmer, plumped up appearance around the eyes essentially keeping the wrinkles at bay. Like the brightening boost I like to add one or two drops into the cream and then pat the mixture into my under eyes. Unlike the brightening boost I haven't really noticed much of a difference. My under eyes are less puffy, I can't be certain if that is down to this boost or getting more sleep. I am only 20 so I don't have wrinkles to hide or reduce the appearance of, hence why I haven't noticed much of a difference. I am going to continue to use this boost though as it is best to start anti-ageing before you actually need the products as it can help prevent ageing young, your eyes are one of the first places to show signs of age too as the skin is so thin.

My Verdict
Over all I am really impressed with these products, I have been looking for decent under eye products for so long and I have found some. Looking after your under eyes is so so important and I am looking forward to continuing to use these products, i'm sure my skin will thank me for it in 10-15 years time. 

What are your favourite under eye products, let me know in the comments below -xo

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