My Spot Treatment Routine

By Monday, January 25, 2016 1 Permalink 2

I no longer have problematic skin (click to view the post of my full skin story), but I do get the monthly few spots on my face along with everything that that entails (scarring etc. yay!)


I like to keep my skincare routine minimal, so when those pesky things make their appearance, I love using these two products from The Body Shop to tame them: the Tea Tree Face Mask and the Tea Tree Blemish Gel. So when it’s nearing that time of the month (aka this means war), and I can start to see a difference in my skin, I apply the face mask, and then afterwards I apply the blemish gel to specific areas. I would suggest waiting about 20 minutes to let the gel sink in before applying your moisturising products.

The mask feels cooling and tingly when you apply it, you wait 10 – 15 minutes before rinsing it off, and the next morning you should notice a difference. With heavier blemished skin, it says to expect results after a few uses. Also, you should only use this weekly. The gel doesn’t feel like much, i.e no tingling, but I really like having a targeting product that I have more control over, and this can be applied daily.

The Tea Tree range is specifically targeted towards blemished skin and I have been really impressed with the results. Try it out if you have the same ūüôā

Review: Yardley Stayfast Lipstick

By Wednesday, January 13, 2016 0 Permalink 1

Yardley Stayfast Lipstick

Another drugstore recommendation to kick us off for 2016 – yay! I tried these lipsticks out on a whim because I was looking for a vampy dark lipstick. I tried every brand out and couldn’t find the finish or specific shade¬†that I was looking for; then I saw the Yardley stand and did a few swatches.

I haven’t heard much about these and I’m not sure why because I would highly rate these. They have a decent shade selection, the finish is satin, which I love because matte can sometimes leave my lips feeling dry but I love the opacity, the packaging is clean and slim, and the product itself is amazing.

My favourite attribute of this product is how moisturising it feels and that is due to the vitamin E in it. It can fade throughout the day if you eat a meal or engage in some other lip action *wink wink nudge nudge*, but I can look past that for how comfortable this product feels to wear.

Yardley Stayfast Lipstick

My favourite shades are Vintage Rose,¬†which is a beautiful¬†pinky mauve¬†shade,¬†Blush, which is a slightly more intense mauve shade, and above all, Spiced Raisin (shown above), which is unlike any shade I’ve used before; it’s vampy, it makes a statement, and it’s metallic (I know).

Definitely give these a try if you’re in the market for a good but affordable satin lip colour ūüėČ

Last but certainly not least, I just wanted to thank you guys for your support over the past year. It was unforgettable, all over the place, and this blog has been such a safe haven for me. Your kind words mean more than you know. Here’s to bigger and better things in 2016 x