The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Serum

Pre-moisturiser treatment for continuous enhance moisturisation and protection for all skin types.

I am always on the hunt for good skin products, especially ones within a small price rage. I was browsing through The Body Shop website when they was having 50% off and found this serum that jumped out at me with its fabulous reviews and couldn't help myself but add it to my basket.
With it being RRP at £12.00 I was a bit sceptical to see what all the fuss was about.

My first application of this serum won me over straight away! The product itself is so light which sinks into the skin instantly with the warmth of your fingertips. With the product being packed with vitamin Es your skin is fully protected day and night with each application and are left feeling refreshed with beautiful smooth skin after the smallest pump of product.

I have been using this throughout the cold weather and its really helped me fight the dryness of my face, especially as I always have problems with dry patches in the cold weather.

I absolutely love this serum and works well as a base for my moisturiser. It just goes to show you don't need to spend a fortune on a product to give you the results you are after. I feel like I got myself a real bargain with this and will continue to purchase this knowing its money well spent.

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*please excuse the quality of the photo. I no longer have a camera so it had to be taken by my phone.

Bourjois Paris, Healthy Mix Foundation and Concealer

We all hate the time our foundation runs out, especially if your low on money. Trying to find a cheaper alternative is madness with the amount of products your faced with.
I was using the Estee Lauder Double Wear which retails about £28.00, although it is well worth the money being as amazing as it is, I couldn't justify spending that amount when I had other things to focus on.
I came across this Bourjois radiance reveal healthy mix foundation in Boots for £9.99. It caught my eye when it mentioned 'healthy mix' 'fruit therapy'. I instantly thought how much my skin would love this! With it including Apple, Melon and Apricot in its ingredients it targets on Radiance,  Hydration and Protection as well as giving a healthy glow to your skin. 

This foundation states to give you a flawless complexion for up to 16 hours! I have been wearing it everywhere, including working here I get hot from running around and can 100% say I am fully satisfied with the results at the end of a long day. The light creamy mixture gives an excellent coverage without the cakey blotches some products leave even after a long day.

The coverage is so easy to build with giving you the confidence and glow on each application. As you can see I am so happy with it that I purchased the concealer to! The concealer also comes packed with fruity ingredients, (Apple, Apricot and Raspberry Micro-circulation activator) so both work together to give you to flawless finish. With the foundation being 9.99 and the concealer being 7.99 you get a great combination for less money than one product. Boots are also doing 2 for £14 on selected Bourjois products which includes these 2 so you could get both of these for less!

Life is a roller coaster.

Life has many ups and downs but no matter how low you may feel there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.  Please forgive the lack of post I have been uploading due to financial and life changes.

In my previous post about 'Being a young parent' I mentioned a few things which now have changed, one being; I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST!
I focused on passing to open new doors for me and I finally did it in July! This was on top of my to do list so I didn't have to rely on others for lifts and I didn't have to be stuck in on rainy days struggling to find entertainment each day for Kia. It is such an amazing feeling knowing how much freedom I now have to be able to wake up and go wherever I want.

Secondly, BEN GOT A NEW JOB! Which is great! He got a massive pay rise and a company car! I am super proud of him! These both happening at the same time was exciting for us. We felt extremely lucky that things was finally looking up, but it also came at a price for me. Not meaning to sound like a 'typical young parent' which most may say,  but I lost all benefits as he was classed on a high income. Don't get me wrong I was over the moon, we never thought we would be this lucky but me having a car to run was now impossible. (hints why I couldn't buy new products to review & Birchbox cancellation) which brings me onto 3..

I HAVE A JOB! Which I am so so so happy about! All the money I get, I actually earn! And it feels great! Relying on the government is such a stress and I couldn't wait to get out and earn my money! I am only doing evenings as a waitress and weekends as a receptionist but the feeling of meeting new people and actually working is amazing. Me having this job, which works around child care means less time with Ben. So I see him Monday evening and Friday evening and that's about it. Its hard. But its the only way it'll work until Kia is in nursery.

Last but not least, Kia has a placement in a preschool for November, which is 3 hours for 2 days which will give her a jump start into what nursery will be like! I cant wait to see her make friends and grow her knowledge and imagination! Money well spent!

Life is a roller coaster as I feel like we have started at the bottom, been through a very bumpy ride and finally at a good height where we feel comfortable with. I am so proud of where we are in life at such a young age of 21 and 24 (soon) :) ALWAYS focus on the prize and work hard to get it! If you're not going to put your all in to achieving what you want, then you probably will be stuck on the roller coaster.  Even if there is a bumpy ride ahead; Never give up.
Aim high! Next on our list is a house that we can call home!

I promise I will start uploading again soon when I get the time! 
How's your ride been on your roller coaster?

August Birchbox

August Birchbox is all about summer getaways so all this months products came packed in a holiday travel bag which will come in useful for your go to make up and skin care products.  Not only did this months Birchbox come packed with summer essentials, but it also came packed with tips for your summer getaway so you will confident you will be leaving packed with all you need.

Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect £20
A leave in conditioning spray to detangle and protect against heat and sun damage.

Chella Highlighter Pencil £15.95
Highlight the brow bone, cheekbones and inner corners of eye with this chunky pencil.

Nude Progenius Omega Treatment Oil £58
This nourishing oil is rich in omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 for hydrated, smooth skin.

Vasanti Brightenup! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator £26
A multi-action exfoliator to ensure a renewed, refreshed complexion.

Supergoop! Daily Correct SPF 35 CC Cream £32
A natural shade-adjusting CC cream with SPF to smooth fine lines and even out skin tone.

The Proposal by Tasmina Perry £7.99
Chapter one of this spellbinding and romantic novel, which spans 1950s London and present day NYC.

This summer essential travel pack couldn't of come at a better time. I am going away for a few days soon and Birchbox has started my packing for me! I am super excited to try out all these new products as I have never tried any of them. I am a huge lover of everything included and hope chapter one of The Proposal gives me my start on the book ladder!

See what I got in my July Birchbox here.

Want to wake up to a box full of excitement samples? Find your perfect monthly subscription here.

Benefit Instant Comeback Facial Serum

Hey tired, dehydrated skin... this is your chance to start over!

Instant Comeback Age-defying Booster Serum instantly boosts the youthful look of skin. Tired skin looks plumped and hydra and feels firmer, smoother.. energized.

Benefit is one of the brands I get excited about when I see offers, free samples and new products. When I saw Benefit offering out free samples of the Instant Comeback Facial Serum I instantly clicked the button at the speed of lightning. I have always wanted a facial serum but was really struggling to find one that was worth the money and purchase.
This one states to instantly boosts the youthful look of skin, hydrated it and be the serum for all skin types, so I was excited to see if it was as amazing as it sounded.

It comes in the most cutest vintage looking bottle to open to a lovely fragranced serum. Its such a light cream that skins in to the skin instantly and leaves the skin smooth and looking great.
Each time I have worn this, I have noticed great results with my overall make up. Make up seems to look much better at the end of the day and skin looks 100% better than the normal days without the serum applied.

This can be applied day or night once the face has been freshly cleansed but I have only tested during daytime.
With my eyes surrounded in dark circles I was hoping it would brighten my face up to hide the tired eyes. This certainty brightened my face giving it a more awake finish which hid the fact I had dark circles.  As I stated earlier,  make up seemed to have a better finish with the applied before meaning even the eye make made dark circles seem none existent.

I am so so pleased with this product and it being £36.00 for a 30.0ML bottle I would highly recommend it! I will 100% be buying this product and welcome it to my skin care routine.

Have you tried the Benefit Instant Comeback Facial?

VO5 Cherish My Colour Full Bodied Spray Heat Defence

Taking care of my hair is just as important as taking care of my skin. I like to give my hair a rest from heat, dye and unnecessary products on regular basis.  I always wear my hair up unless its a bad hair day where nothing is going right!
When I do wear my hair down I like to straighten it to get rid of the morning hair crinkles. To protect my hair, recently I have been using this VO5 Cherish My Colour Heat Defence.

Not only does it protect the hair from heat, but it also protects your hair colour from fading. It also states to add a natural bounce and thickness to your hair whilst leaving it shining and smelling lovely.

When I used this, I applied it to my damp hair before blow drying. Fist thing I noticed was the incredible smell of floral. I brushed it through and dried it in my normal way to be left with a full head of thickness. It was incredibly smooth and shiny!
With the heat constantly on your hair, your colour can fade but this states to protect the colour which for me needing to dye my hair again, can't really comment.  I didn't notice any colour fading, in fact with the shine this product left, it made my colour look brighter and healthier.

It is priced at £3.89 which is amazing for the amount of product included - (200ML) which depending how often you use it, it really could last you ages!

For me, I only purchased this for the HEAT DEFENCE statement on the bottle as I want to protect my hair from all heat. The bounce, thickness and colour grip technology, colour protection is just a bonus for me! So if its doing the trick of heat protection then I will carry on purchasing.

What's your favourite heat protection?


I have been nominated for a Liebster Award thanks to the one and only eyelashinwonderlad :)

The Rules 

You must answer 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you. You must list 11 random/fun facts about you. You must pick 11 nominees with under 500 followers to answer your questions. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you. You must let the people you nominated know they have been nominated.

Questions I had to answer
1. What room in your house is your favourite?
My favourite room has to be my front room/dining room as its the one place where everyone gets together!
2. What relaxes you?
Burning my favourite candle in bed whilst watching YouTube or reading blogs!
3. What is your guilty pleasure song?
I believe I can fly, always getting me singing at the top of my voice!
4. Are you a tidy or messy person?
I hands up admit I am 50/50! Since moving into my own place, I am now more of a tidy person BUT my room still states otherwise!
5. Dog or cat person?
100% dog lover
6. What is your favourite flower?
I love daisies
7. What is your favourite genre of movie?
8. What is your interior decorating style?
Shabby chic with a touch of modern
9. Name one random fact about you
I hardly have my legs on show
10. Heels or flats?
11. What’s your favourite drink?
 Malibu and coke

11 Random facts about me!
1. I am 5ft4
2. I have never been aboard
3. I eat anything mint related
4. I HATE feet
5. I enjoy hovering
6. I would love to be a property developer
7. Sundays are tidying up days
8. I am asthmatic
9. I love baking
10. I have just passed my driving test
11. I hate lightning.

I nominate:
Questions for my nominees:
1. What is your favorite season                                                                

2. Night in or night out?
3. Jeans or Leggings?
4. Hot dink or cold?
5. Where is your favourite holiday location?
6. What is on top of your bucket list?
7. If you had to give up one of your current gadgets what would it be? (phone, laptop etc)
8. Are you an indoor or an outdoor person?
9. What is one super power you wish you could have?
10. Would you rather have a starter or a dessert?
11. Are you a saver or a spender?

I look forward to reading your answers :)