Thursday, 27 August 2015

Luxury Favourites, with Ahava Facemasks, Lanolips, and Partylite Candles

You know when you need one of 'those' nights? The kind of nights where you head to the bathroom, light every candle you own, stick on a facemask and don't come out for a couple hours. The kind of nights where you use the most luxurious moisturiser and soak yourself in it, head to toe before popping on some pyjamas, climbing into bed and having the best sleep ever. Well, this little selection of 3 brands are amazing for just that. 

Following the launch of the official Ahava Ebay store, I was asked if I'd like to try anything out from them, and after taking a peek at the store the facemasks really stood out to me. I'm forever in facemasks, and working from home means that I have them during the day, as well as nighttime too! The Purifying Mud Mask at £21 is definitely my favourite by far, I really am partial to a mud mask and this is heavenly. Mud cleanses, purifies and as it does dry when you leave it on for a while, I find it helps with my oily skin, whilst at the same time jojoba oil and vitamin E help to soften my skin. You're only meant to leave this one of for 3 minutes and use around 1-2 times a week, I probably leave it on for an hour and use it once a week, but I like to overindulge.

The Hydration Cream Mask at £22 was definitely a little different for me, often with oily skin and using products for oily skin, I can actually dry my skin out and it flakes. It's weird and makes no sense, I know. But on days like this, I have been using this incredible creamy facemask to hydrate my skin and nourish it. With shea butter you feel instantly pampered the second it's on your skin and it really does leave you with an incredibly healthy glow when washed away. Again this is a mask to be used for 3-5 minutes, once or twice a week. If you do have drier skin though, I would leave this on for much longer as it's utterly heavenly. 

Finally, the Extreme Radiance Lifting Mask at £33 which at 20, I'm not really going to see many results from. It's a firming mask to help tighten up wrinkles and fine lines, which I do not have. Apparently it can also help tighten pores up and you just have to use it for 10 minutes at a time. Not only does it contain tightening ingredients but it also has oils to give the skin a youthful glow. All Ahava products are natural, SLS/SLES free, more suited for sensitive skin, not tested on animals and paraben free. I've absolutely loved all the masks I've tried from this brand so far and they're definitely one to look out for!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

My Month in Bloggers!

These past few months I have had probably the busiest, stressful, achiest but most exciting couple of months to date. I have been to so many events lately, that I wanted to show you where I've been but at the same time, who I've been with and spread some love to those who have made such an impact on my life and those who need to be raved about because they're simply awesome. Think of this as a 'you're stupid if you don't know and follow these people' post. 

At IMATS I met probably one of the most inspiring people ever and I was lucky enough to get the chance to catch up with her in Soho this month! Nikki is incredible. She has been there and done it all when it comes to the beauty world as she's a brand consultant and has worked with some seriously big names. After being in beauty for over 25 years, you can bet she knows her stuff and more. Nikki runs her own blog, where she shares her knowledge on the latest products and the beauty world, and she even has Taylor Made Beauty which is all about how flipping impressive she is. I can't rave about her enough to be honest, and I've only met her twice!

Nanshy IMATS

Style XL

Style XL was last month and I caught up and met so many bloggers it was unreal, but as if I couldn't give these certain babes a mention? Style XL is ran by the incredible Leah of Leah XL, who absolutely nails whatever she puts her mind to. I have a lot of love for Leah as she's amazingly supportive and puts on an amazing event. 

Style XL was the event where I may have forced Hayley from Curves & Curls to get on the Catwalk for Scarlett & Jo, and although she didn't like the thought, she looked incredible and as if she was a professional!

I also met Kat from Murder of Goths properly, and after she called me the 'inspiration' behind her drawing the PS Blogger community, I couldn't stop hugging her! Kat is one of the most friendliest, kindest and greatest people ever to talk to about anything. She even brought along photos of her drawings for everyone and was the little star that she is. I also met up with her on my recent trip to London where she brought along her designs on a bag from RedBubble! It's absolutely incredible and now I have one of the way too! (If you want one, use code: RNTXTW for a mystery discount.) I cannot recommend her artwork enough, or following or being friends with her. 


Evans at House of Fraser

I absolutely love the fact that Evans is stocked at House of Fraser, it means that when Evans don't seem to have a sale on, HoF might or vice versa! Affordable clothes all year round, and that's what makes my World go round. Obviously, and more importantly, it does also mean that there's extra Scarlett & Jo stock, most of the time, with a pretty good discount too! Anyway, I recently picked out this Evans Smoke Print Batwing Dress, as I just fancied trying something a little different and it definitely is for me....

Evans at House of Fraser Plus Size
Evans at House of Fraser Plus Size

I should have waited until now to take the photos as it was roasting hot on this day to shove leggings on, but this dress isn't really one to be able to go bare legged with, as it may be a slanted finish, but it does and can ride up.... I'm wearing a size 20 and it's spot on as always with Evans. I love this new trend of shoulder splits for something different, although at first it does feel rather weird and breezy.

Being an hourglass shape means that when I wear things like this, that don't necessary show off my curves at all, it's not the best shape on me. It covers me up completely and doesn't show off anything or make me feel like, well, me! Although, it's nice to try different, I guess this is why I dress how I do, I know my shape and I know how to assecuate it. I don't want to cover myself up, I want my waist to be defined, my hips and boobs to look huge and my chest to be displayed in my usual high cleavage way. But that's just me and I know that for some, this tunic type dress would be perfection for their shape.
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