Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Lets talk SIMPLE



It's strange that I seem to own a few high-end skin care items (not bragging just saying), but I always end up reverting back to Simple... I use at least one Simple product every day.  I've been using Simple products since I was a wee teenager and that my friends was quite a while ago. Sigh!  It shows I like them quite a bit to still be using them after all this time hey?

With Simple I never feel like I'm putting nasty chemicals on my skin.  The motto with Simple is 'Kind to Skin' and I really feel like all the products I have tried so far are kind to my skin.

I thought I would share with you some of my personal favourites.  I could show more but I have narrowed it to six.  I don't want to bore you too much do I?

Vital Vitamin Day Cream* SPF15 - £4.99 | LINK
This is my AM moisturiser.  Light and fast absorbing which I need when I'm rushing around attempting to get ready in the morning.  It also has SPF 15 to protect the skin from ageing and burning from the sun throughout the day.

Protecting Moisture Cream* SPF30 UVA/UVB - £6.99 | LINK
There aren't many drug store high street SPF 30's knocking about for such a reasonable price.  The cream is thick but is absorbed quick.  I usually like to pack this in my hand luggage for long haul flights as this locks in moisture for approximately a 24 hour period which is great.  I also love this for a sunscreen for my face.

Facial Cleansing Wipes - £3.49 | LINK
These face wipes are my most used Simple product of all time.  Hands down...I love these wipes. They stay moist (I love that word) from start to finish of the pack.  They are the perfect lazy girls makeup remover.

Illuminating Radiance Cream* SPF 15 - £7.99 | LINK
Everyone loves dewy skin and if you want it then you'll want to buy this.  This contains tiny micro sized golden shimmer, which looks very subtle.  Obviously don't wear it if you're having flash photography done due to flash back.  You can wear this alone or mix with your daily foundation.

Eye Make Up Remover - £3.39 | LINK
If I want a good but cheap eye makeup remover, I always grab a bottle of this.  I have sensitive eyes and I never get the horrible itchy burning feeling whenever I use this.  It can be a bit hard to get rid of the tough waterproof mascara sometimes but everything else just disappears.

Sun Kissed Moisture Cream - £4.99 | LINK
Before the summer comes I pretty much look like one of the cast of Twilight.  To give me a natural glow without caking on bronzer, I opted for this.  Containing a gradual tanner in the moisturiser, this will make your skin a few shades darker without looking too you've been tangoed.

I hope this post was helpful and you got a little insight in to the brand Simple.

Ax




Items indicated with a * were provided for review - all thoughts are my own.  The other items I paid for with my hard earned cash ;-)

Monday, 24 November 2014

Remembering the Fallen Ones


If you have ever wanted to see something that made you say wow out loud, I urge you to hop foot it to the Tower of London.  My family and I visited the Poppies in the moat of the Tower of London and it was absolutely amazing - jaw dropping.  As soon as I got a small glance of the red, I immediately said wow.

The magnificent exhibition - called the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is a powerful statement of human sacrifice in the Great War.  A total of 888,246 hand crafted ceramic poppies have been installed in the moat since August.  Each poppy represents a fallen solider who lost their life.

When you visit the poppies the mass of them put everything into prospective and just makes you realise how many lives were actually lost.

Do not let the crowds put you off from visiting.  When I went it was the school holidays and everyone was in good spirits.  There was no pushing and shoving, you will all have your turn to see it. At the end of the day we were all there to pay our respects and to see a once in a life piece of art.  It will never be recreated.

Here are a few more pictures...




Ax

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Oops!!!

I made a massive boo boo last weekend and didn't pre film any videos for my YouTube channel.

Fail!

Since the clocks have gone back and autumn/winter is getting to the swing of things I can no longer film in the evenings.  During the week is completely out of the question, as I get up in the dark and come home in the dark.  My videos would more resemble a sequel to Blairwitch than and kind of beauty video.

So my only answer is the weekends.  

I am attempting to get into a routine (Angela is getting organised) so please  bear with me. I'm coming back at ya soon I promise.

Ax