Hydrating Skincare

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Like many people who suffer, or have suffered with acne in the past, I immediately presumed that I had oily skin as my skin used to be so greasy and aggravated. For years I invested in products designed for oily skin and didn’t particularly see any results. It was only when I ended up using the Garnier Skin Active Rose Water Botanical Day Cream, because my sister let me borrow hers when my old moisturiser had run out, that I noticed a massive difference.

It was as if my skin had changed over night – it was instantly smoother and more hydrated. This moisturiser showed me that I have dry and sensitive skin, something which I didn’t realise before. I completely recommend this wonderful moisturiser/day cream as not only does it feel amazing on the skin it also smells heavenly. It literally smells of roses!

Buy it here!

(This post isn’t sponsored – I just adore this product and wanted to share it with you all!)

Love Chloe x

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The Iconic Red Lip

Red Lipstick

Red lipstick can sometimes be scary to wear out on a daily basis as it feels very flamboyant and dressy but I’m a strong believer that it can be worn in a casual way. Red lipstick will always look pretty and classy and as we begin to transition into autumn, where darker lips are all the rage, a red lipstick is a good thing to include in your daily makeup routine.

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For me, my favourite red lipstick is Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in shade 13. It has a blue undertone which suits my complexion, compared to lots of other red lipsticks which have a more orange tone. It also goes on incredibly smoothly and stays put all day. I love it!

This post is not sponsored by Bourjois I honestly just love this shade and I think you will too.

You can buy your own lipstick here.

Sorry this post seems a bit rushed, I’m going on holiday later this week and I’ve been very busy so this had to be written very quickly. My longer, more extensive posts will be back to normal tomorrow!

Love Chloe x

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5 Simple Back To School Hairstyles

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In the morning before school it can often be a rush and things like doing your hair are obviously not going to be top of the list of things to do for most people. I know the struggle of looking in the mirror debating whether to use your precious couple of minutes making your hair look presentable or actually packing your bag for school. As a self confessed nerd I always tend to make sure I’m ready for school (I’m such a baby I just really don’t want to get into trouble…), but unfortunately that means my hair usually ends up looking like a scarecrow. So, learning from my mistakes, I have collected my top quick, simple and pretty hairstyles to make your morning routine a lot easier.

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Pocket Sized Perfume

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When going on holiday you don’t want to be lugging giant perfume bottles around. Firstly, there’s the risk of the glass bottles cracking whilst you’re travelling (which is always going to be devastating isn’t it?) and they also take up precious space in your case. Continue reading

The £1 Hair Miracle

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Stop whatever you’re doing, sit down and prepare yourself for what I’m about to tell you. I have discovered the perfect shampoo and conditioner, and to say they’re cheap would be an understatement. This amazing pair are only £1 each! Yes, you read that right, only one pound. Continue reading

Travel Beauty Essentials

When travelling, particularly if you’re going on a long car, coach or plane journey, you need beauty products which are easy to use on a moving vehicle or confined space and which will pack away neatly and tightly. To avoid liquid restrictions I try and aim to find makeup wipes, over miscellar water for example, and I even managed to find deodorant wipes, instead of the liquid alternative! Another necessity is travel size minis of your favourite beauty products for use once you reach your destination. I’ve made a list of travel beauty essentials, perfect for long journeys, long weekends or your summer holiday. With summer just around the corner it’s important to be prepared. As always, click on the photos to shop!

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Halo Deodorant Wipes

These wipes are such an innovative idea which I’ve never come across before. These were perfect when I was on a long coach journey and didn’t want to gas everyone around me with deodorant fumes! They gave me a clean feel with a light, fresh scent, and although I wouldn’t like to use these a permanent alternative to deodorant they work as a short term fix. The packaging is small so it didn’t taken up much space in my carry on bag and easy to re-close to prevent the wipes from drying out.

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Garnier Miscellar Wipes 

Garnier Miscellar Water is my go to makeup remover when I’m at home, I tend to use the sensitive skin one as it is gentle on skin but removes all of my makeup, even waterproof ones. Makeup wipes don’t tend to work as well as other forms of makeup remover but they’re a lot more practical for travelling as no liquids are involved. However, I was pleasantly surprised by these wipes as they took off my makeup to basically the same standard as the original Miscellar Water and left my face feeling refreshed and clean.

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Grab & Go Pocket Tissues

Pocket tissues are a necessity for long journeys as they’ve got so many uses; cleaning up spillages, wiping your nose and even bringing into those dodgy service stations you’re guaranteed to visit along the way. This pack was one of the best I’ve ever seen as it had two little resealable compartments inside which each contain tissues. The tissues themselves were strong and durable; for such a bargain buy I was incredibly impressed!

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Grab & Go Hand Cleansing Wipes

Hand wipes are extremely helpful for the same kind of reasons as tissues, it’s always useful to have a wipe on hand to freshen up as you often feel very dirty and groggy after a long journey. These hand wipes were not only very effective but also had a lovely, fresh scent which wasn’t too overpowering on my hands. One thing I hate about hand wipes is when they have an overpowering scent which lingers on my hands for hours, which obviously isn’t nice when you’re eating. These ones however did the job well and the inoffensive scent faded after just the right amount of time.

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Travel Size Perfume

Personally, I hate going out without perfume to hand and I don’t see why travelling should change this. Travel size perfumes, containing between 10-30 ml of product are perfect for slipping into your bag as they barely take up any space at all. This one, Perceive by AVON has a deep, musky scent and it’s not too overpowering to spritz on throughout the day.  After a long journey all you crave for is to smell heavenly and this product makes that dream a reality.

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Soap & Glory Scrub Of Your Life

I adore Soap & Glory products and the travel friendly mini size makes them perfect for taking on trips. The Scrub Of Your Life is my go to product for incredibly smooth skin and that infamous gorgeous Soap & Glory scent. It contains 50 ml of product so is plane travel friendly as well.

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Soap & Glory Clean On Me

Another brilliant Soap & Glory product that I use time and time again is the Clean On Me shower gel; it also has the signature Soap & Glory scent and leaves my skin smelling and feeling great. The same as the body scrub it contains under 100ml of product so is perfectly travel friendly. These small bottles are also perfect for a short trip or long weekend as you don’t need to use much in only a couple of days, there’s no need to use up space in your case for large bottles when you’re only going to use a fraction of them.

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Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

You can see there’s a trend here! This body butter leaves me feeling absolutely delightful, I slather it on after a shower, particularly after shaving, and let it soak into my skin to leave it shiny and smooth. It works to eliminate dry skin which is perfect if you’re in and out of the pool or sea throughout the holiday. Soap & Glory products are perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your holiday routine.

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Soap & Glory Loufer

I got a small size loufer in a pack of Soap & Glory and it’s perfect to toss in my case and use when showering on holiday. Although it is so small it definitely gets the job done and means you don’t have to sacrifice your normal shower routine just because you’re away from home!

That concludes my travel beauty essentials; I use these products when I go travelling and I hope they’re just as useful for you.

Pixi Beauty Wishlist

When people think of popular skincare brands Pixi is a brand that often comes to mind as many of their products are practically staple pieces in lots of beauty blogger and YouTuber’s collections. So, when I thought of doing a blog post on a skincare my first thought was to base it around Pixi. At the minute I don’t own any Pixi products but they’re definitely on my wishlist. I’ve made a list of the products I can’t wait to own. Click on the products to shop!


Glow Tonic

The classic Pixi product to buy is the ever popular Glow Tonic, which exfoliates your skin and leaves you looking healthier and brighter. Glow Tonic, according to other users, leads to clearer skin and as someone who suffers with breakouts this sounds very inviting! 


Makeup Fixing Mist

Makeup setting spray is always an amazing investment and this one, which smells of rose water and aloe vera, sounds heavenly. As well as fixing makeup in place the aloe vera in this product nourishes skin and keeps it rejuvenated all day.


Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloth

I don’t tend to use makeup wipes when I’m at home but they’re practically a necessity when travelling so these have to appear on my wishlist. Makeup wipes, in my opinion, never seem to get all of my makeup off but from the reviews on these cleansing cloths they sound a lot better than normal makeup wipes. Also the chamomile in them leaves skin feeling soft and nourished.


Flawless & Poreless Primer

I’m always on the hunt for a great, oil free primer which will moisturise my skin without making it look oily underneath my makeup and this one by Pixi which smoothed skin sounds perfect. It will cover my spots and imperfections whilst stopping me from shining. Unlike most of Pixi’s products this isn’t focused on glowing, dewy skin, which I think suits my skin type much better.


Quick Fix Powder

This translucent powder sounds so weightless and perfecting, plus it has amazing reviews. I’ve been wanting to invest in a translucent powder for some time and this sounds like a great one to buy. Translucent powder is perfect for smoothing and creating an airbrushed effect, a look I’m very into it, but that’s hard to achieve without looking cakey. I have high hopes for this one though!

That concludes my Pixi wishlist, hopefully sometime soon I’ll be able to add all of these products to my beauty collection. 

All photos of course belong to Pixi.