Monday, 21 April 2014

spring/summer watch wish list.

It's definitely that time of year when everyone is wanting to prepare their Spring/Summer wardrobes by buying new pieces to go with the new season. I'm not someone who personally does this as I wear mostly dark colours the whole year round, but what I do like to do is change up my accessories and the way that I put my outfits together.

Saying this, I am currently lusting after watches like crazy! I feel like designers have launched new styles that can be classy but different and I always love something with a bit of an edge.
Tresor Paris Precision Chronograph / Swarovski Octea Classica / Karl Lagerfeld Karl 7 / Vivienne Westwood Kensington / Swatch Charcoal Medal Rose

Also, this amazingness I tried on at a Tresor Paris event recently!

I can always justify spending a bit more money on my accessories as I tend to drift towards timeless pieces that never really go out of style.

I'm hoping to get one soon so what are your thoughts? Which one is your favourite? Any other recommendations?

never not watching watches, jayj x.

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Monday, 14 April 2014

an empty review - boots botanics face wipes.

I know right...I'm about to write a review on face wipes, but that's how you know they are epic and have completely changed the face wipe game.

Boots Botanics Cleansing Wipes - £3.49

I'm not one that's normally too fussed about what I use to initially wipe my makeup off. I normally just get these 99p ones or whatever is on offer at the time, which is how I came across the Boots Botanics ones (always pay attention to vouchers that come with your receipt!).

The first thing I noticed about them are that they are thicker than standard wipes and they have a lot of moisture in them, but not too much. This balance helps to get most, if not all of your makeup off with just one wipe, saving you on facial wash in the long run. The texture of the wipes also have exfoliating qualities in them, so as well as clean skin, it helps unclog the pores clearing your skin of the impurities.

The best way to get the most out of these wipes is to use them as part of your daily skincare routine, using them to take off your makeup at the end of your day. You can then go on to use a facial wash to get off any excess makeup (if you feel like you need to), and then follow with a toner to restore the balance of your skin.

You need to try them to know what I mean, and trust me, it will be SO worth it.

Have you ever tried them? Are there any other face wipes you would recommend?

no more cleansing problems, jayj x.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

april beauty wish list.

It's not too often that I make a specific wish list, but I feel as though the beauty junkie in me has taken over and there are so many products that I simply just NEED.

I've got three main aims at the moment that I wish to achieve with my skin:
  • make my skin feel/look smooth
  • keep my t-zone oil-free during the day
  • maintain full and flawless coverage for the whole day

So with that, I have compiled a list of things that I feel would be good for me to try.
To help maintain the balance of moisture in my skin, it sounds crazy, but I've heard that putting oil on your skin can help do just that. So using the NUDE progenius after cleansing at night, I'm hoping will help with the oil that produces on my t-zone throughout the day. Along with this, in the morning as my daily moisturiser I can either use the Clinique moisturizing gel or the Superfacialist mattifying moisturiser. I've used mattifying moisturisers in the past, but nothing that has made a significant difference, and I have read that gel formulas are better for oily skin and keeping the skin matte under makeup. To finish up my routine, I can mix the highly concentrated Kevyn Aucoin skin enhancer with the Becca matte skin foundation to give me fuller but more natural looking coverage and even out my skin tone.

...and I've just convinced myself that I need to have ALL of these products as part of my skincare routine.

Have you tried any of these and would you recommend them? Any other products that you think I could you for my current skin concerns?
I have expensive taste in skincare, jayj x.

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