Everyday Skincare Routine

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Hi Loves!

Todays post I thought I would share with you my updated skincare routine. To be quite honest there isn't much to my skincare routine. I find my skin reacts better to a simple routine rather than one with 10 steps, you get my gist.

The first product I like to use is the Bioré deep pore charcoal cleanser. This facial wash is what I use in the morning and at night. I have oily/combination skin which tends to leave me with relatively large pores so I always seem to go for charcoal washes as I find they work best for my skin. I have been using this particular face wash for about 4 months and I am really enjoying it. My pores appear so much smaller since using this product, which helps with applying my makeup. Theres nothing worse than visible pores under your foundation!!!

Next I use the Nip + Fab Glycolic Cleansing Pads, These cleansing pads are so far my most favourite part of my skincare routine. I started using these about a month a go and I can see such a huge difference in my skin. Since using these in my routine my skin has less redness and my complexion is much brighter. I usually only use these pads in the evening before using my toner, which is making me want to try out the intensive night time pads which are similar to the ones I am using now. 

I then go on to use a toner, I used to use one from Lush until I started to see this one everywhere. I had wanted to try it for quite a while as I'd heard nothing but amazing things about it @beautybythebunny on Instagram is to blame for this purchase haha! She has nothing but amazing things to say about it. I haven't been using it for very long so I can't really say if it has done amazing things for my skin as of yet but, it smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling so smooth and nourished. Keep an eye out for a full review once I've been using it a little longer. 

okay, so this moisturiser for me is the best thing since sliced bread! I have never in my life used a better moisturiser. It's cheap and cheerful from Nivea but it is so amazing for my skin. It is an oil free moisturiser which I find works best for my oily skin that also is supposed to reduce shine. I have been using this moisturiser for quite a while and it has left my skin feeling so bloody soft and much less greasy. What I love about this product is I can use a normal amount day to day but then slather it on when my skin feels dehydrated and no matter how much you use it sinks in to the skin beautifully without feeling sticky which a lot of moisturisers tend to do. 

Finally we have this cheap eye cream from Superdrug. I have bee using this for a couple of months and I am almost finished with it. I like it for under my eyes but I'm not blown away by it. My under eyes are rather dark so I really wanted an under eye cream to brighten my eye area. I thought I would just try a cheap one and see how I get on with it. I have to say it does feel amazing on my under eyes it leaves them very soft and hydrated but I really don't think It has brightened my eyes at all so because of that I won't be buying it again after its all used up. I mean I will finish it because it does do something to my under eye area it just doesn't do what I want it to. 

What is your favourite skin care product? leave a comment below. 

p.s. Can any of you recommend a brightening eye cream? either leave a comment below or Tweet me @chloedentonxo 

March Goals & February In Review

Friday, 3 March 2017

Hi loves!

Well another month of 2017 down. February was a pretty good month for me goals wise, I feel as though I achieved them all which is surprising!

My February Goals Were...

1: Learn To Manage Money Better
Okay so this one I feel as though I did achieve although I could have done a little better, Initially I wanted to try and save some money which I didn't achieve, BUT I did manage to last until the end of the month. I am the worst for spending money, It's like I have an addiction to online shopping and usually I end up absolutely skint before the last week of the month, which didn't happen this month whooo! Hopefully I'll be able to keep it up!

2: Cook More
At the beginning of February I said I wanted to start cooking more because I had become so lazy and would just opt for a greasy takeaway instead of cooking. But this month I did cook more which I am so happy about although I would like to cook even more as we did have a few takeaways this month.

3: Keep On Top Of Housework
I am really happy with this goal, as I think I done so well at sticking to it even though I have been working a lot recently. I feel so much better in myself and a lot more productive when my house is clean. Scott and I actually stepped it up a notch because we have bought a Summer house for the hot tub and are getting on really well with decorating it!

4: Interact With Other Bloggers
I feel like I have been doing well with this one too, I have been making more of a conscious effort to read other blogs and comment on them. I have also been so much more active on Instagram which has helped a lot with my engagement!

Now For My March Goals

1: Become More Dedicated To Bullet Journaling
I have recently started bullet journalling and I am really enjoying it, Not only is it helping me stay organised and motivated to do what I need to do but it is also such an amazing thing to keep hold of a look back on. Bullet journalling allows you to document wha you like and to get creative with it too.

2: Read More
At the start of the year I set a goal to read 55 books this year. I started off really well but I feel as though I have slipped a little, I have been feeling really unmotivated where reading is concerned. So on top of reading more I would like to read at least 3 books this year.

3: Look For Instagram Photo Props
my Instagram photos are lacking creativity, I am getting so bored with the way my photos are looking so I am determined this month to concentrate on finding new photo props to liven my Instagram back up.

4: Lose 10lbs Before My Birthday
my birthday is this month WHOOO! I am going to be 20 on the 31st of March and to be honest I am kinda dreading it because turning 20 means I really need to be an adult LOL! I don't know what I want to do for my birthday yet but I do know that I want to lose some weight!! I have wanted to for a while so why not use my birthday as motivation!

Hopefully I do just as well with this months goals as I did last month! What goals have you set yourself this month?

Z Palette Customer Service Scandal

Monday, 20 February 2017

Hi Lovelies!

So over the past couple of days I have been hearing so much buzz over the company Z Palette and their abusive replies to customers on their Instagram page. I have done a little investigating (just call me Nancy Drew) and what I have found is actually rather disgusting!

So, from the beginning. Z Palette have released a new 'innovative' product which is designed for you to de-pot your eyeshadows easily. The only mishap seems to be, is that the product looks like a simple hot plate and is retailing for $85!

Customers, or potential customers challenged Z Palette on their reasons for the rather hefty price tag for what looks like an electric camping stove. Z Palette have then gone on to reply to said customers with a whole lotta abuse! I mean I understand the CEO being upset and maybe even offended by people comparing her new product to a standard hotplate but for the Z Palette Instagram to reply in such an aggressive way is so shocking!  If I'm totally honest, I can't actually believe some of the things they've actually said to their customers. Here are some examples of what was said...

This is the original post show casing their new product. If you look on their Instagram you'll notice the original post has been deleted...

As you can see Z Palette were replying to their potential customers with so much disrespect. Do you not think that if you're releasing a new product for $85 people are going to challenge you about the products as thats a lot of bloody money!!

But trust me it gets worse, They were not only rude to their customers but they even went as far as to degrade their financial status by throwing out discount codes here, there and everywhere. To me thats shows that Z Palette themselves think the product is over priced otherwise they wouldn't start giving discount codes to everyone who challenged the price! But... the WORST one by far is this 'You look like a cheap date, but we're not messing with you' HOW bloody how can Z palette get away wth being so disrespectful, aggressive and Juvenile to their customers. You're not in the school playground Z Palette, It's your company you've discredited! 

Z Palette then received a helluva lot of angry comments on their Instagram after their pathetic child-like behaviour in which they responded to by posting the above to their Instagram. To me that statement isn't an apology to the customers they verbally attacked. It is a statement explaining and attempting to justify their disgusting customer service. 'It didn't come from the need to make money -- We haven't raised prices since Z Palette started in 2009' Thats all well and good but as soon as you start verbally abusing your customers, the fact you haven't raised prices becomes irrelevant and something no one cares about! They have disabled the comments on this post also which to me screams 'we know we were wrong but we don't care'.

 In my opinion the CEO needs to get her head out of her ass and have a major personality adjustment, CEO of a company or just a regular person, speaking to people/customers with so much hate and disrespect is never okay! What do you think about the way Z Palette have reacted to their customers?

Timeless Truth Sheet Masks Review

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Hi Loves, 

Todays post I am going to be reviewing 3 masks from the brand timeless truth* I have only ever used one sheet mask before trying these so I was really intrigued by them. Sheet masks are really popular in Korean skincare and they are also becoming rather popular all over including in the blogging community.

This mask is is made from snow algae found on the glaciers and compact snow in Switzerland. The plant contains amazing properties which help lock in the youthfulness of your skin. The serum in this mask absorbs quickly into the skin helping plump out fine lines. I have to be honest I was disappointed with this mask, it sounded amazing but it didn't really do anything for my skin. It was quit clammy on my skin which made it quite uncomfortable, when I took it off I rubbed the left over serum into my skin and it looked/felt no different. I don't know if this mask didn't work because I don't have wrinkles yet, as it is designed for all skin types it could work for those who need to fill in fine lines. But personally it didn't do anything for me. 

I was really looking forward to trying out this mask as my skin can, at times get quite oily. Charcoal masks and face washes have always worked really well with my skin. This particular mask is supposed to brighten, smooth, firm and hydrate the skin. This mask has a black powder in the mask which is the product of Moso Bamboo Charcoal Extract which has been proven to be highly absorbent and deep cleanse the skin. This mask was so easy to apply and it felt instantly cooling on my skin which I really enjoyed, whilst this mask was on my skin I decided to watch an episode of gossip girl. I ended up leaving the mask on for the entire episode as it was so relaxing.  After removing the mask I massaged the excess fluid into my skin until it was all absorbed. The first thing I noticed was how refreshed I felt, my skin was so soft and looked much brighter. I really really enjoyed using this mask and plan on buying some more soon. 

These eye masks are designed to reduce fine lines and crows feet, they are also designed to moisturise and reduce puffiness. I don't have an issue with wrinkles as I have said before as lets face it I am only 19, however I do have quite a lot of puffiness under my eyes. I have used quite a few of these types of masks before and I have always really enjoyed them. These masks felt absolutely amazing under my eyes they were so cooling and made me feel awake and refreshed (perfect for a hangover). I left these masks on my under eyes for half an hour, they stuck on really well and didn't feel as though they were going to fall off. Once I took them off my under-eyes felt so much more moisturised and awake. I loved these under-eye masks so much and like the charcoal mask, I plan on buying some more of these as I really think you would notice a huge difference if you use these on a regular basis!

Overall I was really impressed with Timeless Truth Sheet Masks and I plan on making an order soon from their website to try out some more of their masks. 

Have you tried sheet masks before?

Nip + Fab Glycolic Daily Cleansing Pads Review

Friday, 10 February 2017

Hi Loves, 

Today I thought I would share with you a little review of these Nip + Fab cleansing pads. I have seen quite a few people raving about these and have wanted to try them out for such a long time, I recently saw them in Boots at half price so thought I would give them a go. 

I am a lazy skincare type of girl, I would rather find 4 or 5 steps that work for instead of a crazy 20 step routine. These cleansing pads have glycolic Acid in them which is designed to retexture and resurface the skin. Hyaluronic acid is designed to moisturise and refresh the skin and finally Blue Daisy is designed to smooth and calm the skin. I have had problem with blemishes and redness so I thought that these cleansing pads would be perfect for sorting out my skin problems.

I use these pads at night after washing my face and before toning, I have been using them for about two weeks now and have already started to see some changes, my skin seems much clearer and brighter in just two weeks so I can't wait to see how much more my skin improves, the longer I use them. These cleansing pads have for sure become a staple in my skincare routine. There are a couple more pieces I am dying to try out from Nip + Fab and since these cleansing pads have worked out so well for my skin I think I'll be trying out some more products rather soon.

Have you ever used any products from Nip + Fab before?

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