Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Skincare Haul

I do not know what's been going on with my skin recently - it's been breakout central. So I thought I would give my skin a much needed treat in the shape of some new skincare goodies. Also, as I purchased these a little while ago now I'll give you little bonus reviews as well!

Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks // Mud Pac Dead Sea - Manuka Honey Peel OffPassion Peel Off
I remember when my mum used to treat me and my friends with these at sleepovers! I saw these when I was in Boots and wanted to try them again. I've only used the Passion Peel Off one so far and there wasn't a noticeable difference but it did make my skin feel so soft! Even if they aren't brillinat, I wouldn't mind, I bought them more for the novelty and they're only a pound!

This is my first hot cloth cleanser and I'll tell you what - I've been turned. This feels like such a luxury product despite the fact it's only £10. This has a gorgeous lavender smell when you use it so I love to use it before bed as it's very relaxing. However you do need a fair amount to do you're whole face and I only like to use it after I've taken off my eye makeup so I don;t use to much product.

Yes..There was a deal on, pesky Boots. But this purchase was to address the breakout central situation I have going on at the moment so this little tube has been thoroughly tested. And it's been brilliant for those angry, hurty, red spots. The instructions advise you to use it overnight and then reapply in the morning but I've only been using it overnight and it's worked wonders. I'll warn you though, it usually gets a bit worse before it gets better but stick with it because the results are so good!

What skincare do you love using? 

- Millie xx

Monday, 27 October 2014

What's On My Face #3

Excuse the crappy lighting and the late post. I lost my memory card, sorry!

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts so I thought I'd update you on what I've been putting on my face on a daily basis recently.

I bought this hoping it would be a good replacement for my Rimmel Lasting Perfection foundation and I've really enjoyed using it lately. I do think that this shade is slightly too dark for me, but I make it work by using not as much as I usually would.

I'm finally giving my trusty old Collection Lasting Perfection a break and am currently using this one. I've recently begun to have major dark circles under my eyes and this does the trick of covering them up. I do have to reapply a little bit throughout out the day as it's not as long lasting as the Collection concealer.

I love this powder for when I want a little bit more coverage.

Now that my summer 'tan' is fading fast, I've started to bronze up a bit more in hope of clinging to it! This is one of my favourite bronzers in my collection because it's not to dark or muddy on my pale skin and blends out really nicely.

This blusher is a lovely dusky pink and perfect for an understated, Autumn look.

This mascara is my new firm favourite. It's got a big ol' bristly brush that just grabs every single lash. And the packaging is so pretty - how could I resist?!

All I've been reaching for recently to do my eyeshadow is this palette. It's excellent for creating any look or you can just go for one colour and it still looks amazing. I've reviewed it here.

Eyeliner // L'Oreal Super Liner Black Lacquer (Black)
I fell out of love with this eyeliner for a long time but I've recently started using it again and I love it. It's so easy to create a perfect flick or just a simple line close to the lashes. 

In my recent Top Ten Post I mentioned that I didn't have a favourite eyebrow related product. However I think that the L'Oreal Super Liner Brow Artiste has definitely taken this spot. The colour is perfect for my eyebrows and isn't too dark and the waxy end sets my brows perfectly. When I don't use the wax, I use the Rimmel brow gel. 

That's everything I've been loving to use recently! What have you been using?

- Millie xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

BOOK REVIEW // Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

Yes, I'm still trudging through my 'Summer Reading List'. I recently read this book within the total of 48 hours - it's that good. I'd say better than Gone Girl (review here). I didn't know where I was at any point in this book, there are so many plot twists and hints to what could/did/would happen that I was brilliantly confused.

The story is narrated by Camille Preaker, a journalist from Boston who, only a few weeks out of a psychiatric hospital, is forced to return to her hometown to cover the story of the murders of two young girls. After eight years away from home, Camille tries to reconnect with her estranged, hypochondriac mother and 13 year old half sister. Whilst trying to solve the murders of these two girls, Camille finds herself strangely connected to the victims and continues to discovers likenesses. Through unravelling these gruesome murders, Camille also starts to pick at her own past and sees how they are connected and realises that she will have to solve the story of her own past before she can solve the murders. With as many and more revelations in this novel as Gone Girl, Sharp Objects makes for an fascinating and disturbing read that will make you want to keep reading this to the end without putting it down. There is something deeply unhealthy about this book and it's far darker and more twisted than Gone Girl. Reading this book made me feel sick to my stomach but however much I tried, I could not put it down. However it's makes you think and really gets to the root of the characters psychological problems and the story really grips you.

I highly recommend this book but do think it is only suitable for older readers as it's very graphic.

What have you been reading recently?

- Millie xx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Where have I been?!

Well, I have been gone a while haven't I? I felt like I needed to explain myself a little bit before I properly get back into the swing of blogging again. It honestly started off with my thinking 'I'll just have a few days off' but then a few days has seemingly turned into a few weeks. It's just been one excuse after another to not start taking photos and writing posts again. I just completely dropped off the blogosphere, I haven't even been scrolling through Bloglovin' that much. But I'll fill you in on what I have been doing.
  • I redecorated my bedroom and I'm still going. It's a mammoth task considering that I have the smallest bedroom ever.
  • I've been working like a mule, a very tired and hurty mule. I honestly haven't stopped, but on the brightside I have a few haul posts in the pipeline, 
  • I've been looking and applying for apprenticeships. I'll redirect you to my posts 'What on earth am I going to do with my life' and 'Life Update' if you want the full back story. It's hard and not fun to find apprenticeships in Cornwall - they're very limited to say the least.
  • I've been spending time with my family, my boyfriend and myself. I just felt like I needed to relax a bit, so I did. But now I'm ready to put more effort into this little corner of the internet again, oh how I've missed it.

Thank you for reading this post and for being patient!

-Millie xx