Sunday, 30 March 2014

Bye Bye Winter, Hello Summer!

Hola! (I like the spanish I started last time) Today is the start of official British Summertime, so I thought I would do a special monthly top five and do a winter favourites, and what I'm looking forward to this summer!

Now, when it comes to showers, I am definitely a lotions and potions girl, which made washing a bit of a chore. So when I saw an advert for my first pick, I just had to give it a try! So, what is it? Nivea in shower body moisturiser. This has been a complete saviour for me, reducing my shower time by at least 5 if not 10 mins! What you do is you wash with your normal body wash, rinse off as normal, and while you are still in the shower, apply it over your skin, rinse it off and wala! Your ready to go straight out the shower! It does mean spending slightly longer in the shower, but far less than before overall. The only thing I will say is that it can leave your skin feeling sticky, but that's nothing a little talc can't fix. Oh, and one other thing: don't use it in the bath, otherwise you'll and up moisturising your hair, as I found out the hard way...eeeeew! Aside from that, it does an amazing job, leaving my arms and legs honestly feeling silky soft. I know that's a cliche, but its true!!! I can't recommend it highly enough!

Keeping with the skin care theme, my next pick is Simple kind to skin light moisturiser SPF 15. This was my first ever moisturiser and I love it. Ever since I started using it I have noticed a real difference in my skin, I get far fewer breakouts and my skin is softer and smoother. I have used it a lot this winter as the cold takes its toll on my skin, leaving it dry and rough, but this has really helped. I love Simple, and this is an absolute must-buy. 

Switching to fragrance now and I recently discovered the So.........? Fragrance range and it is amazing! I have so far tried Brit, In Love, Enticing and Fab. They are all really nice and all come in either a body spray or perfume, or I think you can even get lip balms! I am also aware that So.......? does hair care, which I am eager to try out as if it is as good as the fragrance I have very high hopes!

Onto make up now, and I have been using the Collection lasting perfection foundation, which  have in number 1 porcelain, on a daily basis for most of this winter. Now I must admit, I hadn't intended on actually buying this. I went to the collection stand looking for their much raved about lasting perfection concealer, but sadly they were out if stock, so I thought I would try the foundation while I was there. It promises many great things, but the truth is this: it gives a light coverage, doesn't hide any uneven skin tone but it does last very well but it looks best under powder. Over all I am quite impressed, although I wouldn't buy it again as I would want to try out some other foundation, particularly as the weather warms up. 

My next thing is a little on the odd side, but I'm gonna share it with you anyway! It's pumice stones. I don't know whether or not you have heard of these or not, but basically what they are is they are is a stone with lots and lots of very small holes in, and you rub dry skin on your feet with it, and it removes the dry skin. Some people think this sounds really painful or disgusting, but its about as painful and disgusting as shaving your legs! I think it really helps, but remember only to use one on damp skin, other wise is will hurt.

Now onto what I am looking forward to and according to Bliss Magazine, purple is the colour of 2014, which anyone who knows me will understand how amazing that is for me! I also think that colours are either going to be one extreme or the other: neon or pastel are going to be popular this summer. In terms if fashion, I recon flats are going to be big and for beauty, I think nails are getting more and more popular (woohoo!) so I think having the coolest, brightest nails is going to be very popular this summer. I also can't wait to try out the Tanya Burr lips and nails range. I love Tanya, she is a big inspiration to me, so her having her own beauty range is really cool! I'm also looking forward to what I recon is going to be a very hot summer here in Britain, which means lying in the garden with just shorts and a vest top, soaking up the sun. Heaven!

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