23 February 2014

It has been a while . .

Hello all,

WOW . . it sure has been a little while since I blogged. Anyway I thought I would write a quick blog post to say that I am still around (yes, if you follow me on twitter, you may have seen the odd tweet from me here and there). I realise that my blogging seems to have taken somewhat of a backseat lately . . I have become incredibly busy with life . . college, work, few personal issues and just generally chilling out! I am however not completely abandoning my blog altogether, just that for the time being it may be a little quiet over here . .for how long? That I do not know. I will still be reading/commenting on blog posts, tweeting, gawping at youtube videos and etc, just that blog posts from me may be quiet, or somewhat sporadic for a little short while, which I hope you all don't mind. 

Although short, brief but to the point, I'm outta here (as the Americans say). But keep at it, and I shall see ya'll very very soon. :)

28 January 2014

EXCLUSIVE | Cuticura Limited Edition Hand Gel - PRIMARK

lemon sherbet sugar candy cuticura hand gel primark

So how many of you have hand sanitiser somewhere at the bottom of your handbag? *hands go firmly up in the air*. I never use to bother with this stuff as I honestly thought it was a fad. But when the outbreak of Swine Flu many years ago was sweeping across the world, that is when I thought it was perhaps best I invested in a hand sanitiser. I never leave the house without it, especially if I am travelling or visiting places. Cuticura is usually a brand of hand sanitiser I happily invest in; as it's cheap, does the job well and is pretty effective in protecting me against nasties that are lurking about. However Cuticura are launching 2 limited edition hand gels exclusive to Primark; Lemon Sherbert and Sugar Candy. 

primark lemon sherbet cuticura hand gel

Lemon Sherbet* and Sugar Candy* Hand Gel both have the same anti bacterial properties which aid in combating germs which you really do not want to contract. However the scent for both hand gels are pretty good. Lemon Sherbet smells incredible; very refreshing, clean and smelling scrumptious. The fragrance is of course fresh lemon, with a hint of sugared vanilla. Sugar Candy on the other hand has a light aroma of pink grapefruit with sweet vanilla. Both hand gels leave hands feeling very soft and dry with no sticky residue. 

sugar candy primark hand gel cuticura

Lemon Sherbet* 50ml and Sugar Candy* 50ml RRP at £1 each which is a bargain to be honest, at keeping those hands germ free. Both will be available in Primark stores from 1st February 2014.

Do you carry hand sanitisr everywhere with you?

*PR Samples

27 January 2014

The Body Shop | Blackhead Remover

body shop blackhead remover

Whenever I mention that I suffer with blackheads, people turn their noses up at me, and look at me in disgust. *rolleyes*. It is not something that I ask for, or do I encourage, infact I do everything in my power to try and stop them from appearing on my face but it's just something I have to put up with. My method to get rid consists of facial steams once a week, with a squeeze of lemon in the hot water, and then extract with the aid of cotton buds. Some of the blackheads are quite stubborn, which can be quite painful to extract. However browsing in The Body Shop a few weeks ago I came across a Blackhead Remover. I figured seeing as I have had several episodes where I've struggled to remove blackheads, this I thought was a good tool to invest in.

Blackhead Removers are exactly what it says on the tin; it is a manual device that aids in the extraction of ghastly sighted blackheads from the skin. The device has 2 ends which are of different sizes, making it easy to extract the blackheads depending on its size. It is advised to best use this tool when the skin is warm and soft, using light pressure, making it very easy for the blackheads to 'glide' out, without much trauma to the skin. I have used this tool a few times and I have to say I am very impressed.

Before use, I always ensure my skin is warm, failure to do so, you risk causing trauma to the skin, and it can be very painful. If I forget to do a facial steam, I hop into the shower and let the steam in the bathroom do the work for me. Once I have finished steaming, I quickly start extracting with my remover as this for me is when they are less painful to remove. Once I have finished removing I clean the tool with an antiseptic product, and continue with my skincare routine as normal. Should I have any extractions that may bleed, adding pressure using a cotton bud will soon stop the bleeding.

Some people may argue that using this tool and method of extraction is a big no no for the skin. But in my opinion, if you are gentle, carry out sensible practices, I honestly do not see an issue with it. As a sufferer with blackheads, the pain that can be caused by these things and the appearance really is not something you want to be parading around for a number of weeks (trust me). The quicker you can extract, the better!

The Body Shop Blackhead Remover RRP £4.00 which some may say is really expensive for what it is. But the material used to create this tool is really strong and sturdy, durable for its use, and I can see it lasting for an incredibly long period of time. It's also very easy to clean, and light enough to carry around (if you're into extracting whilst on the go - personally I like to extract in the comfort of my own home!).


Have you ever used a Blackhead Remover? Or are you not a fan of such extraction?

PS: If you are unsure as to how this device actually works, simply Youtube it!