My Everyday Skincare Routine

My skin is combination - it's normal on my cheeks and I get oily on my t-zone throughout the day. I get the odd blemish and have some left over scarring on my cheeks from relatively bad acne when I was younger. I struggled with acne for around 6 years and tried a hell of a lot of products, as well as prescribed medications to clear my skin up. Now, I am not on any medication for my acne but the products I use and my daily routine keep it under control.

I do vary some of the products I use on a daily basis, but these are my top products that I will continue to repurchase and are tried and tested. I use the same routine daily. 
Morning Routine:  - The first thing I do to my skin in the morning is take my Garnier Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water (£4.99) and use this on a cotton wool pad to remove any oils or dirt on my face from the night. I've tried a load of micellar waters and the Garnier Pure Active is definitely my favourite.  - Then I take my Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balanci…

Make Up Obsession Custom Palette

Having already made a custom palette with Make Up Geek shadows in a Z Palette, I’ve been putting off buying a Make Up Obsession palette for a while now, but I wish I had made one sooner! Make Up Obsession is a sister company to Make Up Revolution and Freedom Make Up as it is part of the Tam Beauty umbrella. The products are sold in larger Boots stores, online at and on Tam Beauty’s website. Although the general idea is the same as Make Up Geek, however Make Up Obsession sell eyeshadows, eyebrow powder, lip gloss, highlighter, blushers and bronzers which are all the same size so can be used in the same palette.

The palettes come in medium (6 pans) and large (12 pans). These palettes come in various colours and prices dependant on colour (e.g. the rose gold and gold versions are more expensive than black and white). The pans are all removable after they have been put in, you can just click them out and move them into another palette or rearrange the order. All of the pans hav…

Top 8 Drugstore & High End Mascaras

Mascaras tend to work differently on different people, because our eyelashes are usually unique. However, these are my personal favourite mascaras that have always done amazing things to my eyelashes! I like super black mascaras, that give volume, curl and length - I don't think that's asking too much... These are my 8 favourite mascaras from all of the drugstore and high end mascaras that I have tried.

1. Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara - £9.99
 - I bought this from Boots after seeing it had 5 star reviews online and having not tried many Bourjois products before. I fell in love with this mascara instantly. It is amazing! It does give me crazy volume, curl and length which lasts all day - this is not a natural looking mascara so if you are looking for that, I would stay away from this. It doesn't make your lashes look clumpy at all and I don't find that it transfers onto my under eyes throughout the day. I tend to use two coats but this mascara looks amazing with just…

Bloomtown Botanicals Review

Bloomtown Botanicals is a British company based in Cornwall in the UK. It was created in 2016 and already has over 10,000 followers on Instagram. They are a completely cruelty-free company – they do not test on animals and they have very strong ethical values in terms of their recycling policies and fair-trade ingredients. One of the things I love about Bloomtown is that they donate 10% of their annual profits to environmental and animal rescue charities (we all know how much I love animals by this point!). I recently tried out some of their products for the first time and thought I would let you all know my thoughts. 

Black Clay & Tea Tree Oil Treatment Mask - 60ml - £10.00
This was one of the products I was most excited about trying from Bloomtown. It is aimed at those with acne prone, oily complexions (if you've read my blog before, you will know that's exactly my skin type). I've found that my skin loves both clay masks and tea tree oil. This face mask is very diffe…

Top 10 Primers for Oily / Combination Skin

I remember back when primers first came out and a lot of people said they don't do anything - that they are just an extra, unnecessary step. Now, I feel like so many brands have brought out amazing primers, both in the drugstore and high-end, that you can find a primer to do so many different things - whether that is blurring pores, mattifying, illuminating, colour correcting or extending the wear of your foundation. I have a mixture of primers here, which are some of my personal favourites and I feel like my foundation looks better when I am wearing them, in comparison to not wearing a primer. I do use a primer every day under my foundation and I like to mix up which one I use, depending on which foundation I am using or what I feel my skin needs that day.

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water - £22.00 
- This is one of my favourite primers and I've mentioned it before on a blog post. I didn't expect to love this as much  as I did - I thought, it's just very expensive w…

Top 10 Nude Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Since matte liquid lipsticks first came out, they've grown in popularity and more and more brands are bringing their own version out. These are just a few of my favourite nude matte liquid lipsticks - this is based on both shade and formula. There are varying shades of nude - some are pinker, browner and some are more orange toned. All of the liquid lipsticks in this list are drugstore so also super affordable!

1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Cairo (16) - £6.00
- If you haven't heard of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, you must be living under a rock! They are a cult favourite liquid lipstick. There are a huge range of shades of this product - this one is called Cairo, which is the palest nude of the range. These lipsticks have a slight sweet fragrance, but it is not overpowering. They are not great in terms of longevity of wear, but they are super comfortable to wear because of the moussey formula. You get 8ml of product in these and a doe-foot applicator.

2. Make Up Gallery Pout …

How To Save Money on Beauty Products

Being addicted to make up and beauty products can be a nightmare for your bank balance, but if you use the following tips, you can find ways to save on the cost of your addiction! I absolutely love bargain hunting and I love to save money wherever I can.

- Wait for the right offers
Most drugstores, like Boots and Superdrug, just rotate their offers around every month. So some months, you might get '3 for 2' and other months you might get 'Buy One Get The Second Half Price'. If you wait for the right offer for exactly what you want, you are more likely the save some money. For example, my everyday foundation is Revlon Colorstay, which is usually £12.99 but quite often, they put the price down to £9.99 and then do 3 for 2. If I wait for then and buy 3, I am spending £19.98 on 3 foundations instead of buying it individually, as and when I need it, which would total £38.97 for 3 bottles.

- Get loyalty cards / points systems
Shops such as Debenhams, Boots, Superdrug and The B…

101 Facts About Dalmatians

I haven't done a blog post on Dalmatians for a while, so I thought it would be fun to write a list of all of the facts I know about Dalmatians, from owning two for the last few years and from the immense amount of research I have done into the breed before owning them. I've picked up a lot of facts along the way! And it wouldn't be right to use any other number than 101!

Dalmatian puppies are born white with no spots.They start to develop spots at around 4 weeks of age.Dalmatians continue to grow spots for their entire life.As they get older, the rate at which they grow new spots slows down.The spots are pigmentation on their skin, so if you shave the Dalmatian, the black (brown or yellow) fur grows back in the same place. No two Dalmatians have the same number or pattern of spots. Spots can often be found on the pads of their paws and inside their mouth. As puppies, Dalmatians are usually quick to learn new tricks and pick up training. However, just as quickly, they can be…