Current Favourites

There have been a few products that have become firm favourites over the last couple of months so I felt the need to share!

Nivea Cleanser
First up, the Nivea Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash (£1.99). Earlier this year I was having issues with redness and nothing seemed to help, until I bought this product on a whim in Boots about a month ago. It is so creamy and feels really nice and hydrating. I kid you not, after one use of this I noticed a difference in the redness on my cheeks. I was so happy! This product definitely rescued my skin, and for £1.99 it doesn’t get much better! 

La Roche Posay
Another product I’ve found to help me out with my pesky red cheeks is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ (£15.50). I’ve been using this morning and night for just over a month now and I think it has definitely helped with left over redness from spots and my general cheek redness as well.

Pai Rosehip Oil
Next up we’ve got the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil (£20.00). Everyone should have this in their lineup in my opinion, it’s so lovely. A couple of drops of this in the evening, massaged in. It makes my skin feel so much more hydrated and very soft.

Some make up products I’m really enjoying using right now are the Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Instant Flaw-Softening Illuminator (£11.00) and the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (£9.99). Hocus Focus gives a beautiful subtle glow. Having dry skin I need a product like this to add some radiance. You can apply it all over the face before foundation or you can just use it as a highlighter.
The Bourjois CC Cream is extremely hydrating, blends really well and is great for anyone with dry skin. It’s very build-able so you can go for a nice sheer coverage or build it up in areas that may need a little more help…like my pesky chin! I use the shade Ivory.

Barry M Nail Polish
Finally, the Barry M Hi-Shine Gel Effect Nail Polishes (£3.99) have been bringing a little bit of sunshine into my days recently! I picked up 3 of these at Boots with the 3 for 2 deal. I love the pastel colours and I also really wanted a nice nude colour, so I bought ‘Huckleberry’, ‘Rose Hip’, and ‘Lychee’. I’m nuts about the colours and the formula is great too!


So those are all my current favourites. As you can see, other than the Pai Rosehip Oil the rest are all drugstore purchases. As much as I would love to buy some high-end products, I can’t at the moment (so says my bank account!) so I’m grateful for the good quality products the drugstore brands keep producing! Do you use any of the things I’ve mentioned? What are some items you’re loving at the moment? Let me know!

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Wishlist Wednesday

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the 50% off sale on ASOS, well, none of my picks from everyone’s favourite website are actually in the sale! Nothing really stood out to me and I found myself spending most of my time on the New Arrivals section…oops!

Here are a handful of pieces I’d love to move from my Saved Items to my Shopping Bag. Some have been on my wishlist for a while (I keep them in there until they hopefully go on sale!) and some are brand new:

ASOSASOS T-Shirt Dress with Big Gems ~ ASOS Scallop Detail Purse ~ASOS Skater Dress ~ ASOS Footloose Leather Flat Sandals ~ ASOS Shorts with Scalloped Edge ~ASOS Top with Double Layer ~ ASOS Chunky Jumper ~ ASOS Ladybug Pointed Flat Sandals ~ASOS Longline Woven Cami Top ~ ASOS Lightweight T-Shirt with Keyhole Back 

My birthday is next week so I’ve got until then to use my ASOS birthday discount code for 10% off. Maybe a couple of these will be joining my wardrobe soon!

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Oscars Overload

I found that one of the good things about living in Vancouver was the time zone it’s in. Vancouver is behind everyone so it means that a show that airs at 8:30pm in Toronto is on at 5:30pm over there…perfect for someone like me who is over the late nights, and who likes to get a full 8 hours sleep! (I’m a bit of a granny like that!). Unfortunately being back in England meant the Oscars weren’t on until 1:30am here.

So it’s safe to assume I wasn’t one of the people pulling an all-nighter to see who got the golden statues. Instead I very sensibly recorded the big show and happily enjoyed soaking it all in this afternoon (somehow managing to avoid any spoilers before hitting play!). Complete with the fast forward button for the many advert breaks…just the way I like it.

I thought Ellen did a great job, and made me want pizza half way through!  The clothes were beautiful and the awards went to the right people (albeit a tiny bit predictable…but that’s ok!)
Lupita was stunning, Jared Leto inspiring, Gravity cleaned up, Jim Carey was hilarious, 12 Years A Slave rightfully won Best Picture, and Bill Murray was there being his usual awesome self.

I don’t remember other years having a theme, maybe they did and I just didn’t notice, but this one did and it was heroes. They filled the show with a ton of hero montages which, don’t get me wrong, were so cool but made it way too long. Again, glad for that fast forward button!

My favourite outfit of the night belongs to…well it’s a tie, between Lupita and Kate Hudson:

Lupita Nyong'osource
Lupita looking like a princess

Kate Hudsonsource
Great choice, old Hollywood glamour.

Some special mentions going to Cate Blanchett, Olivia Wilde and Camila Alves:
Cate Blanchettsource
This dress looked so beautiful on screen. Not very risky, like her usual choices, but very pretty.

Olivia Wildesource
So elegant and classic. Love that it has pockets too.

Camila Alvessource
This colour makes me smile, and she is so gorgeous

I didn’t hate anyone’s dress but I wasn’t keen on the choices of Anne Hathaway or Anna Kendrick:

Anne Hathawaysource
Bit boring for me…sorry Anne!

Anna Kendricksource
I love Anna Kendrick, and usually her dress choices, but this was so wrong.

I’ll end the post with some eye candy…the best dressed Men of the evening. Let’s be honest though, it doesn’t matter what this lot wear, we’re happy looking.   
I’m going with Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper and Pharrell Williams (can you believe Pharrell is 40!? 40! Amazing):

Leonardo DiCapriosource
Your name might not have been called this year Leo,  but don’t worry my friend, your time will come. In the meantime…keep looking like this, ok?

Bradley Coopersource
Bradley Cooper pulling off ‘dressed up rugged’ pretty well.

Pharrell Williams, Helen Lasichanhsource
Only you Pharrell, only you.

Pharrell’s performance was one of my favourite parts of the show. Getting Lupita, Meryl and more up dancing with him was great, the dancers on the stage were brilliant and that song just really makes you happy (funny that…)!

Did you watch the 86th Academy Awards? What did you think of the show?

Let me know!

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