Thursday, 20 February 2014

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Scrub and Facial Wash

1. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Daily Scrub - Boots (£4.95)
2. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Facial Wash - Boots (£4.94)
My skin is horrible to care for ... it's dry, it's sensitive, it's everything you don't want your skin to be. It's extremely difficult to find products which aren't drying but at the same time aren't greasy and don't just "sit" on top of your skin. I've only ever had a positive experience with Neutrogena products so I decided to give this a go.

When i was around 15, I was OBSESSED with "eliminating spots" and tried this Clearasil facial wash targeted at people with acne/spots. My bad. After using it twice, my skin was so dry and flaky I had to go to see my GP, where i was prescribed with ointments and moisturisers because i was in so much pain (and my face very much aesthetically unbearable). So if you're like me, I don't recommend it. Since then (and it has been some years since) I have kept my skincare routine to a minimum as I was simply too scared to try anything new.

This has been a major surprise - i love it! I've been using it for 3 weeks now and whilst I can't judge whether it eliminates spots (as i only ever get random breakouts), I can tell you that it doesn't dry my skin and makes it clean and soft. I'm especially impressed with the scrub, it is very gentle with my skin and doesn't cause redness. The facial wash is also pleasant and lathers very nicely, and i can definitely feel that my skin is cleaner after using it. Both the products have an amazing grapefruit scent, that I'm absolutely in love with, it's so refreshing - especially when you're still sleepy in the morning! I will continue using this to see if it makes a bigger difference in my skin in the long run, but so far I'm impressed! And at £5 they won't break the bank either!

Friday, 2 August 2013

The LWD (Little White Dress)

I am obsessed with white. It's just such a happy and pure colour (albeit sometimes a bit clinical if overdone). It's the most perfect colour for summer besides all the other cheery pastels, stripes, florals and what not, and if fact, probably my favourite to wear with a tan. After summer, white normally slips away into the deep abyss of my forgetfulness, bearing in mind 1)my ghostly pale skin and 2) the horrible weather up here (note to self: Scottish rain and white DO NOT mix well).  

I've been looking around for a white dress to wear casually to work but one that I could also wear out if I wanted to. I really don't feel like my body would physically fit into a tighter, more fitted dress (holidays are cruel), and genuinely prefer a more boxy, t-shirt style fit. I mean you can always cinch it in with a pretty belt later, right? Basically, a boxy fit is: 1)more flattering 2)more comfortable 3)more versatile. 
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// ♡1♡ Nothing says summer more than a bit (or a lot) of broderie anglaise. So girly and light! // ♡2♡Perfect swing dress for the day and night! The crochet panels are a nice touch // ♡3♡ Probably my favourite here. Cheap and cheerful, great trapeze cut and nice loose sleeves 

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//♡1♡ cute, short = perfect for summer//♡2♡ i love the black detail on the shoulders, a bit of sparkle is always a bonus //♡3♡ i love the the cap lace sleeves and the swing cut

I'm actually in a really dire need of a new dress or 2 or 3 or 4, and think I might cave in and buy 1+3 from the first picture (both very pretty Missguided numbers). My only problem is I hate ordering online, and the whole bother of waiting for it, returning things if they don't fit and so on *sighs* ; I might just take the plunge and do it this time or I might regret not buying these two! I have so much on this coming week and a spot of shopping should do the trick of easing me into it .... any excuse is good enough for new clothes! Toodles