Exfoliating my hairline #FridayFacial

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It’s a good job that I decided to start the #FridayFacial series this week as I desperately need to get the teal dye off of my hairline for my Hen Do tomorrow, fingers crossed some of these exfoliaters work!

Rio Sonicleanse Facial Cleansing & Exfoliating Brush & Anew Vitale Gel Cleanser
I really wanted a Clarisonic but I could never justify th price so I went for what I think is the next best thing – the Rio Sonicleanse Turns out the cleanser I use from Avon is no longer part of their Anew Vitale range anymore but it’s just a nice gel cleanser that foams a little and leaves my skin feeling clean.

Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser 200 ml
I love this stuff! I had a teeny tiny sample of it ages ago and for some reason I never replaced it. The link above is to purchase it from Amazon although I actually got mine from Very as they had an offer on to receive a free Murad Gift pack worth £39 when you bought from them so it seemed silly not to! This isnt a product I would use more than once or twice a week as it can be pretty abrasive but that is the reason why I love it, if my skin is looking dull I know a good scrub with this is going to make it look lovely and fresh again.

MY SCHEMING Blackhead Acne Removal Activated Carbon 3 Steps Mask Set
This was the mask that everyone was reviewing on YouTube a few months ago, all the results looked pretty good so I thought I’d give it a go and I have not been disappointed. It works a lot better than pore strips do on my nose and chin, I think it’s because pore strips dry and pull away from the skin where as this is a big ol’gloopy mess until it dries so it gets in every nook and cranny.

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
This was very cooling when I first applied in, not in that stingy way that some masks can be but in a ‘oooh I can feel it working’ kinda way. I only applied a thin layer as I just wanted to focus on the places that have been problem areas lately such as my cheeks and nose. It dried within about 5 mins but didn’t go chalky or tight, it rinsed off easily with a luke-warm flannel and although it felt quiet scrubby, it’d be mild enough to use maybe 2-3 times a week.

Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil
You only need a teeny tiny amount of this oil to cover your whole face, I maybe used 2 small drops to make sure I got all over my face and jaw. It took about 3 mins to soak in and since then my face has felt nicely moisturized without feeling sticky or tacky. It’s my first time using this so I’m hoping if I use it for the next few nights I might see an improvement in how my skin looks each morning.

Do you have a weekly facial night?

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Weekly Wonders! #8

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Here’s some of the links I’ve loved from around the internet this week;

  • This is quiet possibly my most favourite podcast of all time! I only discovered it a fortnight ago and have now caught up on all 51 episodes – I LOVE it!!  {Image 1}
  • A lovely DIY that’d be great for Christmas and birthday gifts  {Image 2}
  • Coconut Coffee Milkshake – sounds like heaven in this heat! {Image 3}
  • Birthday Cake Lasagna – two amazing food concepts in one delicious sugary package {Image 4}
  • I wish I had the supplies to build something like this mini greenhouse/glass conservatory, it’d be a lovely feature for a patio {Image 5}
  • If I ever need to buy a nightlight I will go straight to this Etsy shop, their work is stunning {Image 6}
  • I don’t think there has ever been a more appropriate stamp for me, Fizz would definitely approve {Image 7}
  • Loving this laundry room makeover {Image 8}
  • Toasted coconut fudgsicles, I’ve never tried a fudgsicle but a toasted coconut one sounds ever more appetising {Image 9}

Have you posted something online this week that you’d like to share? Leave me a comment below and tell me about it

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From Brown to Blonde to Teal Hair!

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Teal Hair Dont Care

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In July I sat in the hairdressers chair for 5 hours to go from dark brown to less dark brown with reddish bits to (finally) blonde!

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This was all in preparation for dying my hair Teal for our wedding next month but after I picked up my dress for my Hen Do yesterday I decided that I’d like teal hair in time for this weekend.

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It’s stained my roots (which are virgin hair) but that’ll lift once I’ve given it a good shampoo. It’s taken really well to the bleach and I’m so happy with it….might have to do my nail to match…

Have you dyed your hair any interesting colours? Had any disasters?

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Slimming World – Week 8

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I’m really not very good at this, I put back on 0.5lb this week, but I have identified my problem – I can’t succeed at anything , or function very well day to day, without a plan (so insightful, I know)

Soooo I start my new job next Monday and I have been talking to others on our SW page and have come up with some good ideas for lunches that I’ll be writing into a meal plan. When it comes to syns I’ve made my self some ‘Syn Packs’ (I’ll do a post on them soon) that cover my full 15 syns for the day and I can pick out of them as and when I want a treat.

I’ve been through the freezer this week and had a look at what meat we have to use up and will formulate another meal plan based on those too.

Thankfully my sister I now back from holiday so I have her checking in with me and helping me out with sticking on plan. I saw a post come up in our group FB page today showing a lady from another local group who had lost 10 stone in 37 weeks!! That’s around 4 lbs a week which is doable if you are sticking 100% to plan and working out.

The only thing I have getting in my way this week is my Hen Do on Saturday! I don’t know what we’re doing for it but I know there is a meal and there will be drinking (I’m not a big drinker at all so I’m not too concerned about over doing it syn-wise)

Do you need to live by a plan to get stuff done?

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Weekly Wonders! #7

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Here’s some of the links I’ve loved from around the internet this week;

  • I do love using Buxus in low maintenance garden designs {Image 1}
  • Sounds like the perfect everyday nail colour for me ‘Effie is a purple jelly with gold, pink and purple microglitters and flakes’ {Image 2}
  • How cool is this chicken coop with clean out tray and nesting box? Even better the plans to make it are free! {Image 3}
  • Who doesn’t need a sterling silver unicorn pendant? {Image 4}
  • This ‘DIY Backyard Botanical Print’ shadow box looks like it would be a quick but effective craft, perfect for an office {Image 5}
  • The pendants in this shop are amazingly beautiful {Image 6}
  • I still don’t own an airplant, I really must get one… {Image 7}
  • Fluffy french toast that tastes just like cake batter! Get in my mouth! {Image 8}
  • I’ve had lots of customers asking me about making large chalkboards for their gardens, it seems to be this summers top DIY {Image 9}

Have you posted something online this week that you’d like to share? Leave me a comment below and tell me about it

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Slimming World – Week 7

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Surprise surprise I’ve been off plan again this week, I’ve not got back onto a meal plan and I’ve had yet another weekend of parties (why are there so many birthdays this time of year?!) but miraculously I’ve managed to maintain this week.

I’m not going to lie, I doubt next week will be much better – I’m waiting on an important phone call which will stress me out until I get it and my sister is away on holiday for another week and a bit; she is my SW guru/cheerleader and when she’s not around I struggle to stay on plan. I’m just going to hope for the best and try to drink plenty of water!

Is it bad to potentially admit defeat a week before a weigh-in?

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Weekly Wonders! #6

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Here’s some of the links I’ve loved from around the internet this week;

  • If I needed to downsize my garden then this would be my ideal shed {Image 1}
  • How delicious does Banana Bread Waffles with Brown Sugar Caramel Syrup sound? {Image 2}
  • Check out this genius recipe for sparkling rose wine gummy bears  {Image 3}
  • “A master of trompe l’oeil, since the 1970s, Commecy has been using ugly façades of France as his canvas” I wish some one would do that around our town! {Image 4}
  • …because everyone should have their own faux taxidermy trophy fox head {Image 5}
  • How great would this be as a gender revel cake! {Image 6}
  • This Etsy seller has some stunning plant seed for sale, this is a ‘King Tut Blue Sweet Pea’ {Image 7}
  • I know a fair few ladies who would love this Disney print {Image 8}

Have you posted something online this week that you’d like to share? Leave me a comment below and tell me about it

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Slimming World – Week 6

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Another 0.5lbs off – it’s good, not great. I’m another 0.5lb away from my half stone award which I’m determined to get next week.

I’m still not feeling in the swing of things but hoping it’ll improve this week, life just feels so jumbled at the moment and I can’t organise myself, Once I get back on a meal plan I think it’ll be easier.

How do you get yourself back on the SW wagon?

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Weekly Wonders! #5

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Here’s some of the links I’ve loved from around the internet this week;

  • I really do love the watercolour style tattoos, especially botanical themed ones! {Image 1}
  • Rockabilly style nails {Image 2}
  • It’s a cloud. It’s pendant light. It is Nimbus Luminous! Got to love a good IKEA hack {Image 3}
  • This Microburst looks scarily like a mushroom cloud {Image 4}
  • Want to learn how to make a wall planter, check out this video by Brittany {Image 5}
  • How beautiful are these wedding shoes? {Image 6}
  • I think I might have to try out this DIY one day, would be a great way to uniformly display all of my succulent and cacti {Image 7}

Have you posted something online this week that you’d like to share? Leave me a comment below and tell me about it

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Taking the Decluttering Challenge!

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I’ve decided to take part in the ’30 Day Clutter Blitz’ run by Chrissy over at Organise My House, I love her blog and when it comes to organizing she knows her stuff so I trust that her daily emails will give me a good start on trying to sort out this mess we call a house!

I’ve printed out my checklist and have it on the notice board in the kitchen ready to go and I’ve got boxes ready for items that are To Sell, Charity or Chuck. It might not clear a ton of space but it is a definite start and anything is better than the mess we currently have going on.

Want to join in too? Just click on the image above or follow this link to her website to sign up!

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