Tuesday, 9 September 2014

My Under £20 Bad Skin Routine | Reviewsday

If any of you guys follow me on twitter, you will know that recently my skin has hit an all time low. I have put it down to the excess oils in my skin from holiday, but still, it was getting beyond a joke. So on a recent trip to Boots/ Sainsbury's (you can see my haul here) I decided to take action in the form of Good Things Skincare. Yes, I love them.

I have mentioned the Good Things 'Miracle Mattifier' Moisturiser (£7.99) before, but this time I also was enticed by the 'Stay Clear Purifying Cleanser' (£4.99) - which claims to "purify and decongest skin, keeping oiliness and breakouts at bay" - and the 'Deep Clean Blackhead Exfoliator' (£4.99) - which promises to "help to reduce bacteria levels" and "boost skin radiance". All these products are from their Anti Blemish range, so were exactly what I was looking for! These, combined with the moisturiser, have become my three weapons against my oily, spotty skin. And they work a treat!

In the mornings I wash my face with the cleanser, exfoliate, and then apply moisturiser. I found my face feels so fresh and clean after being washed, and the mosituriser fits perfectly into my routine as it doesn't feel heavy on my skin. The cleanser and exfoliator live up to their claims, and do a lot to make my skin look brighter and less tired in the mornings, making me feel ready to face the day and not be conscious of my skin. At night I skip the exfoliating, just because my skin is very sensitive. Two weeks later my skin is feeling and looking a lot more healthy and happy, and I couldn't be more pleased with these products!

At £17.97, this skin routine really is a steal and worth trying out. Good Things are a brand I really trust to provide me with good quality products for low prices, and I seriously am IN LOVE with them!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Blame It On Calvin

Superstar DJ Calvin Harris has teamed up with John Newman to bring us brand new single 'Blame', and it's going to be huuuuuuuge, if their joint track records are anything to go by. We don't even need to go into Calvin - the man knows how to make a great dance song - and I'm sure you all remember Rudimental's smash hits 'Feel The Love' and 'Not Giving In', which John Newman also featured on.

'Blame' is set up to be a massive Freshers anthem, so be prepared to hear a lot of it from here on out. The track is classic Calvin Harris, but the ideal follow on from both summer (the season) and 'Summer' his last single. Newman's fantastic vocals add a layer of warmth, and the massive bassline in the chorus and guitar led verses are enough to make you let loose and truly forget you're at home and not in Ibiza (I wish). The lyrics are carefree and feel good, almost begging to be loudly screamed along to, and once again totally reminiscent of euphoric summer days. It is the perfect post-summer hit.

This track is going straight to the top of the charts, and I for one could not be happier. Thanks Calvin, it's stuck in my head and I'm going to blame it on you.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Great Barrier Reef | Wanderlust Wednesday

A couple of weeks ago I went to go and see The Inbetweeners 2 with some friends - absolutely amazing, hilarious - and ever since I have been obsessed with Australia and travelling around it. Instead of having a list of the hundreds of places I want to go/do in this vast country, I decided instead to focus on one - The Great Barrier Reef.

For as long as I can remember scuba diving here (and in general) has been something I've dreamt of. The coral, the marine life - ahhhh I just need to go there! I was meant to be a mermaid, I swear. Ever since I tried my hand at some underwater breathing in Kalkan, I have been even more obsessed with the idea of exploring the ocean, and, what can I say? I'd just love the excuse to pop on a plane and swim in the famous waters! One day I will check this off my bucket list, but until then, here are a selection of wonderful photos from Pinterest that have had me drooling this week. Enjoy!