11 February 2017

Kiehls Skincare | Meadowhall, Sheffield.


I love a good skincare event and recently was invited to attend the Kiehls event in Meadowhall, Sheffield. I've been searching for ages for a good skincare routine which would combat my ridiculously oily skin and what better way than to actually have a consultation and get some advice! 

It was situated at the Kiehls counter in House of Fraser and after wandering around lost for a good 10 minutes i finally bit the bullet and asked for directions! On arrival i was greeted with a glass of prosecco so this event was a winner already. 

We were given a talk about Kiehls and were introduced to Mr Bones - he's one of the highlights of the evening and he appears at every Kiehls counter and store IN THE WORLD! It was interesting to learn about Kiehls products as although i had heard of the brand before, it was never something i'd tried personally so i had no idea about it. Did you know for example that they contribute to three different charities - Children's Hospitals, HIV/AIDS charities and charities for recycling!



After this we were given time to browse the store and i immediately went for a skin consultation begging them to help me with my oily skin. They tested my skin type - oily, of course, and measured my skin hydration levels. Now, i didn't even know this was a thing but apparently my skin is only 34% hydrated and it made me feel icky. I was recommended the cleanser, toner and moisturiser from the oil free range and given tips about how to increase hydration levels. It's not just drinking water you know, it's all about how you look after your skin too!

I was then offered a facial using the products i had been recommended and was taken into a relaxing quiet room. I had my make up removed, my skin cleansed and a detoxifying face mask applied and then i was left to relax with some calming music. Once the face mask had been removed i was toned and moisturised and left feeling so sleepy. I swear i may have fallen asleep standing up at one point. It didn't help that on exiting my facial i was given a hand and arm massage with the most beautiful smelling hand cream. 

I was in heaven. 

Feeling how amazing my skin felt after my facial and having suitable products recommended for my skin, i picked up an oil free skincare set of cleanser, toner and moisturiser and decided that these were going to be the only skincare products i would use going forward to see if my oily skin is kept at bay. So far, so good but i'll keep you updated on that!


I left feeling so refreshed and so happy that i had found a skincare counter that i felt comfortable enough with that i could go back at any time and chat to them about my skin. They were so helpful and i can't thank them enough for taking the time to introduce me to the world of Kiehls!

Have you tried any Kiehls products? What's your favourite?

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18 January 2017

My Little Box | January Edition


It's been so long since i took the time to post about my subscription box and i don't know why. I absolutely adore this monthly box and i look forward to opening it each month and discovering the beauty and lifestyle pieces they've arranged. So, i decided that 2017 and the New Year is the perfect time to start again. I'm still using the New Year as my excuse for everything but it's still January so it's allowed, right?

This month it was not a box that arrived and simply a bag filled with goodies. I found this refreshing as i have so many of these cardboard boxes lying round which i have no use for and i'm forever forgetting to take them out to the recycling. Bad Bev. So when i opened this parcel to reveal this cute little bag, i was pleasantly surprised. Something i can use in the future and to be honest, i think this will be my new wash bag. Its big enough but not too big and it's super cute with a drawstring close and an adorable quote about 'Fresh Starts' on it. Perfect.


This box came with a Snood which is dark blue and super soft. I love receiving items of clothing in My Little Box as they're always super cute and fashionable. I can see me getting a lot of use out of this scarf/snood. It's the perfect winter colours as well - i am partial to dark clothing. In addition, another lifestyle product is the Hardback Timeless Planner which is Pink and Blue and something i'm very much looking forward to using. For every week it asks you a question such as 'Are you the kind of friend you would want to have?' among other things. There are spaces to write your answers as well as notes pages, to do lists and goals you can list and tick off. Being more organised this year is looking so much easier!


The beauty items this month included some amazingly strange Berry & Mint flavoured toothpaste from Merci Handy as part of their Love&Dentrifrice toothpaste line! SO strange with Berry bubbles and mint but it's something that gives me a little smile in the mornings! Next up we have two items from their own My Little Beauty range; the Easy Morning face illuminating cream and a Boost Yourself revitalising body lotion. As someone who loves creams and lotions right now, these are perfect.  Lastly, the box included a small sample of the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Mask which contains Honey. I am all for a good hair mask and this one smells amazing! 



In case you're wondering;

This subscription box is £14.95 per month and covers a range of lifestyle and beauty. I've been receiving it for about 2 years and i can honestly say i have never been disappointed with a box yet! Have a browse yourself at their website here - it's super cute. 

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15 January 2017

Life Update | January 2017


Hello, It's been a while. 

I am one of those people who get into the habit of blogging and loving it and then i get too busy and i neglect my blog for a while, forgetting how much i enjoy writing and taking photos. 2017 saw me promise myself that i would try to blog regularly but to also keep up to date with everything else going on with my life. Work, University and life in general. I needed to remember to give myself time to eat properly, to relax a little and to de stress but also to kick butt at university work and get myself through my working day without the help of several hundred cups of coffee. 

I'm doing well. Even if i do say so myself. 

Blog

I've been writing (kind of) consistently for my blog and i've tried to write down ideas for posts and give myself time to actually write them. I'm not the sort of person to spend hours writing and going over everything i've written and changing it. I tend to write as i think, read it over and think 'fuck it, that will do'. I've been taking photos of things that interest me and thinking up posts around that too, rather than write the post and take photos accordingly. I'm finding new things to write about that way as well, which is always a bonus. I've completed two posts today, which is somewhat of a massive deal for me!

University 

Since making my plan for study a few weeks back as a New Year's Resolution, i've been managing to stick to the timings and i'm actually only half a week behind. That for me, is fantastic because let's face it, i'm the laziest person going and always always always leave things until the last minute. I'm still super nervous about this module of study as i can feel myself slowly slipping in terms of how well i'm doing but i'm trying not to let that put me off. I CAN DO THIS (this is me trying to convince myself). 

Driving

I only went and passed my bloody driving test. So nervous and worried about actually getting a car and driving it on my own but sometimes i look at people and think, well if you can do it so can i. I don't want to say too much about it as i wanted to do a separate post on what to expect etc just in case anyone is interested! It's always nice to read about other people's experiences i think. 

Everything Else

I've definitely been getting more into Pinterest lately and i often find myself scrolling through, creating boards and finding inspiration for my hair, clothes and health. You can follow me there by clicking here!  

I'm also a very very keen instagrammer at the moment and after recently switching to a business Instagram page, it's amazing to see the interaction with your photos and profile. It's great to look back at old photos and see how far i've come with taking pictures. I'm still not brilliant but i'm getting there! You can have a nosey at my Instagram here! 

I'm also trying to sort my nails out - i think a combination of bad diet and alcohol has ruined them over christmas and new year and the cold weather doesn't help either! They start to chip and peel and it makes me sad. So i'm trying a new nail strengthener out in the hopes i will have long, strong and beautiful nails shortly. Here's hoping!


What have you been up to lately?

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