Beauty

How I Tackle Blocked Pores

On the whole, my skin has behaved over the last 5 or so years. I was fortunate that I didn’t suffer from hormonal acne like some of my friends, just getting the occasional whopper (and I mean whopper!) every now and again. Whilst spots have not really been an issue, blocked pores have, sounds kind of icky, right?  My key issue is blackheads, on my chin, my nose and occasionally my cheeks. From makeup to SPF to pollution it all gets stuck in there, making my skin irritated and lackluster. That’s why I was incredibly excited to be gifted a skincare routine from Balance Me that’s specifically designed to tackle congested skin. So, I thought I’d share my initial thoughts after trying it over the last few days…

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CHRISTMAS LUST LIST

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The Beauty Diaries: Vol. 2

Welcome back to my second installment of The Beauty Diaries talking about some of my product highlights over the last month. This month’s focus is all about the products which have helped boost my dehydrated sensitive skin. Ranging from masks to oils, each product delivers amazing results.

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WINTER WARMERS

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Commuter Beauty

I am not a morning person. Waking up in the morning to an alarm at 6:45am is definitely not something I enjoy. I try and leave everything until the last minute to enjoy those extra moments snuggled under my duvet. The only problem with this routine is that I don’t have enough time to apply any skincare or makeup before I head out for the day. So, in between trying to get my hair to behave and heading out the door to leg it to the tube station I pack my little beauty commuter kit. It’s full of mini must-have’s which make sure that I’m prepped and ready before walking into the office.

I know amongst my friends there are strong opinions about women applying makeup on public transport. You either love it or hate it, but when you need a little extra skin boost and you have so little time; needs must.

If you’re in the same position as me but aren’t sure what to include in your commuter beauty kit then here are my recommendations…

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WARDROBE FAVOURITE’S

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The Beauty Diaries: Vol. 1

So, it seems you lovely readers like my beauty content. In the spirit of its popularity, I thought I’d start a new beauty series rounding up my beauty favourite’s each month, The Beauty Diaries. The products I’ll be talking about are those which I’ve tried over the last month or so, incorporating them into my daily routine. I love them enough that I had to share them with you.

Let’s crack on shall we?

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Why You Keep Breaking Out

Skin breakouts really are the worst. They love to crop up at the most inconvenient times be it just before an interview or hours before the first date with Mr Dreamboat from Bumble. Whilst my skin does play ball now that I’m in my early thirties (ouch – it hurts every time I say it!) it hasn’t always been an easy road. Like many teenagers, my skin went through a tumultuous time back then and I would LOVE to pick them! These days I suffer from the occasional whopper now and again but generally speaking my skin has been so much clearer in the last few years. Why? Well, a few tips I’ve received through work, from friends and a lot of trial and error.

So, if you’re after clearer, brighter skin, here are a few tips and tricks that may work for you…

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SKINCARE ESSENTIALS