Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Clarins Body Exfoliator that goes the mile!

After an extremely long weekend of driving to Wales and back on Saturday for a gymnastics trip I was defiantly in need of some relaxing me time. The journey took just over 3 hours and 5 hours rehearsal so it is defiantly important to stay hydrated and eat plenty of food as driving defiantly takes it out of you. So enough babbling about my weekend and onto the product.

I do love a good body exfoliator as it makes my skin so soft and refreshed, I feel like a new woman after. I have previously reviewed my Frank Body Scrub which I have not used too many times after as it does tend of get a little messy and I don’t always have the time for it.

I have recently purchased the Clarins Body Exfoliator which comes in a smaller package that other exfoliators I have bought which took me back slightly as I was not sure how many times I could use it before it runs out. I mean I have facial exfoliators which come in the same size as this but as they say never judge a book by its cover so I wouldn’t knock it until I tried it.

I squeezed some of the product onto my hand and on opening it has a nice refreshing smell, the product itself has a light pink colour to it and the texture is not thick at all and is very light. The exfoliating beads are very small as they are made from bamboo Powder which is now becoming more commonly used in exfoliators due to its many benefits. The bamboo powders have many benefits such as anti-acne, anti-wrinkles, Anti-cellulite properties which I think is great to have in one product and It was also very easy to wash off as it is quite creamy which is also a benefit.

I was surprised when a little goes a long way with this product I did not need to use a lot at all, which I was relieved with as I know it will last me a good amount of time before having to purchase it again.

So all in all for the price and size of the Clarins Body Exfoliator I was very happy, I would say it is priced about right and left my skin feeling soft for around 3 days after use.


The exfoliating beads are small so you would need to use it around twice a week which would mean it may run out faster than you want it too.


The packaging is a great travel size if you are going away for the week or weekend you can just pack in your luggage and still have a great exfoliator with you as some packages are quite chunky so cant carry them around.

Have you tried this Clarins Body scrub, If so I would love to hear your experiences.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Miss Guided Sportswear Outfit Picks

I have seen so much talk and hype recently about Miss Guided new fitness wear line that I finally caved in and went for a browse, and I am glad to say they have some brilliant pieces. One thing i notices when I was having a look round was the great prices, normally some sports wear like Nike can be a bit pricey but all of their items are really well priced. 
I can honestly say that I am one of those people who outfit still has to look right even if I’m in running gear. I like the colours to match and of course matching trainers. Which is anything point I liked about their range was with the great prices I could mix and match some great outfits that were not going to break my bank account. 
So whilst having a browse of their website I was thinking about what pieces would go well together and thought I would share a few of these with you guys to see what you think?

Outfit 1:

Trainers | £20

Outfit 2:

Hope you liked these outfits that I picked, and if you want to see any more outfits that I put together please do comment below and I will get these together.

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

My daily face routine

I did a post a while back on what I use while washing my face here, as time goes on I like to switch things up bit so thats why I thought I would do an updated daily face routine for you guys. 
Washing your face can seem time consuming sometimes and is a task within itself but it has to be done morning AND night. Not many people know the importance of washing your face twice a day. As it is known that you skin is still at work repairing itself even when were sleeping, so ladies think twice before going to sleep with that makeup on.

My daily face routine is mainly the same from the morning to night, the only thing I will switch up is when I use my face scrub and when I take my makeup off.

Face and Body Soap | £10.84

So to start with I will wash my face with my forever living face and body soap, this product comes in a pump bottle as you can see and comes out as a gel in a lovely pearl colour. I will rub this between my fingers for a couple of seconds so I have enough product on my fingers and then rub this all over my face. With this product like the Clinique step 1 you don't need to wet your face before applying as it lathers up very well on your skin and is also very sensitive on your eyes so if you happen to get any in your eyes its not going to hurt so much. With a generous amount of Aloe Vera in the gel it acts as PH Balancer giving your skin an all over balanced look. One of the best parts about this product is the face it lasts for such a long time, I have been using this at least twice a day for nearly 3 months and it still has not run out.

Once my face is thoroughly clean I will then run the warm water and was it all off, and I can already feel the difference in my skin even after one use. Making my skin feel so soft to touch and feeling refreshed. One trick I started to use is that once I have washed all of the soap from my face I run the cold water only until it freezing cold. I then rinse my face with freezing cold water, and this with close all the pores which you have just opened wight he warm water and tighten your skin up slightly.

Aloe Moisturising lotion | £12.24

I will then go on to using my forever living moisturiser all over my face massaging it in gently. This moisturiser defiantly boasts some great elements such as collagen, Elastin and jojoba oil all helping your skin stay young and healthy. 

Clarins Eye Gel | £31.00

Following on is my clarins eye gel. I have not used Clarins eye gel before but I have always used their moisturiser previously and have always been more than happy and the eye gel has been no acceptation. I apply a small amount to the tip of my fingers a gentle dab the product under my eyes and any excess onto the lip. After application you can immediately feel the cooling effect of the gel and makes your eyes feel so refreshed. 

City Block Sheet SPF 25 | £18.00

Once everything is rubbed in nicely, I will use my City Block Sheer in 25SPF from Clinique, this gives me that extra protection from the suns harmful rays and also protects your skin from the harmful pollution. This will help prevent any dark patches caused by skin damaged as make your skin looking younger for longer.

Aloe Vera Scrub | £12.92

So this is my go to wash routine every day, as I said before I will switch things up and use my Forever Living face scrub a few times a week in the evenings before I use the soap. With this I will run the warm water and dampen my face. Then apply a small amount of the face scrub to my hand and massage into my face for only a few minutes. You don't want to over scrub your face as it will damage your skin. I will then rinse this off and follow up with my trustily face soap. 

To keep my face hydrated and clear I will often not wear makeup over the weekend during the day, and also when I get in from work. This gives my skin a break from all the makeup I wear during the day and gives it a chance to breathe. Most weekends I will often steam my face to get any muck out of my face and freshen it up. 

I hope this has helped you and have enjoyed reading my face routine. If you would like to purchase any of the Forever Living products in this post you can get a 10% discount through me on your first purchase using discount code FLAMS1, just email me at or through any of my social media links. 

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Monday, 6 April 2015

Importance of staying Hydrated

Water is probably one of most boring drinks around I admit, there is no taste to it so its not the most inviting of drinks to have but it is one of the most important. That is generally the way isn't it - The things that don't taste the nicest are generally the best for you. I do generally drink a lot of water during the day and only tend to have coke when I have Mac Donald's, I don't know why but Mac Donald' and coke are the best combo. So as summer is fast approaching I thought I would share some important points about being hydrated. 

How water helps you

Your body relies on water to survive and with your body being made up of around 60% water I would say it is pretty important to stay hydrated. Your body uses this water to do a number of functions such as maintain your temperature, Helps your joints stay supple, Transporting nutrients and oxygen around your body and removes any waste. An added bonus to this is that staying hydrated really helps your skin look fuller and help your skin look amazing. I might even do a water challenge and see the difference in my skin before and after what do you think? If you guys are interested in joining me do let me know and we can do it together.

How much you should drink

How you much drink does depend on a few variables but a general guide should be 1.5 - 2 Litres a day. What is an added bonus is that this count also includes the water you take in while eating foods and other kinds of drink. If your exercising you will need more water and you will be sweating more, and also in the summer month we tend to loose a lot more water. 

What you should drink

Water is the best form of hydration as it contains not extra sugars or calories and is generally free. However other drinks/foods can make up your liquid which is defiantly good, means were not stuck drinking water all day. Other forms of liquids be it coffee, tea and most foods contains liquids which contributes to your daily intake of water. That being said these do come with extra calories, caffeine and sugars so you do have to then water how much you are consuming.  
For example caffeine drinks and some alcohols contain diuretic which makes your body produce more urine which in turn dehydrates you faster. So replacing that excess fluid loss is very important. So what I generally do after a night out drinking I drink a few glasses of water before I go to sleep so I don't have a hangover in the morning. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and has been helpful in some way, and catch up next time x 

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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Love me Beauty Box : March

Love me Beauty | £13.95

Another month and another great Beauty Box, This months box defiantly marked the start of spring with its soft purple and lilac colours, and nothing beats a great scrub all of which are featuring in this month’s beauty box. What has been getting you in the spring mood?

So to start off this month’s beauty box we have the great Mr. Bean coffee bean body scrub. I have not tried this body scrub as yet but what I noticed was the it is very similar to the frank body scrub; you can see my review here. I do love the packaging of Mr. Bean scrub its very simplistic yet effective. The packaging is great; simple black with white writing is very effective. I will be doing a review of the body scrub when I have used it a few times so be sure to keep your eye out for that. 

Now onto the polishes which I was excited to try out and also very impressed with. The colours were just so lovely as you can see. There are four polishes in total called (from left to right) - Upper Cheyne row, Lexington Gardens, London Lane and Beauchamp Street. 

All polishes are what I expect from Nails Inc in that they glide on well for easy application, the one polish which is slightly more tricky is London Lane. This is because the colour is make up of speckles of blue within a clear varnish. So I had to apply a few coats to get to what you can see in the imagines. For the effect you see in the picture i applied a few light coats of the Upper Cheyne crow polish to give it a good base and then applied the London Lane on top. 

So all in all I was very happy with my box this month and the products were just what I would use and bringing a touch of spring to my collection which is always a bonus. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post, and are having a great week. If you have used any of the products features in this post I would love to hear your thoughts

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