Sunday, 16 August 2009

One word....



Gorgeous.

These baby's were stumbled across in New Look on Saturday.

I knew they had to be mine.

I don't own any shoes like this and I thought they will look gorgeous with some skinny jeans or something. I really do need to buy more heels. :) I must own 5 pairs of heels max!!

They were £25 and they also had them in grey, and they are very comfy to wear too!

My advice?? Get to New Look and grab a pair before they sell out ;)

xoxo
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Garnier Pure Active Range

So this post is long overdue, and as the Lovely Natalie at Headstream PR is finishing her report for Garnier on Monday I thought I would give you my two pennies worth on the Garnier Pure Active range.

This isn't going to be a long post as to be honest I'm sure you have all already read lots of posts about this particular skin care range.

As a whole I personally did not like the Pure Active Range for one reason... the scent.

To me it smelt like "mens toiletries" smell, and I hated it. I therefore didn't use the products continuously enough to write an honest review.

However the moisturiser is a different story. As most of you are aware I was already using the Garnier Pure A Moisturiser before the new range came out. I was actually on my third bottle.


I was therefore very excited to try the new version of the moisturiser, and I absolutely love it just I did its predecessor. To summarise here is what I love about this moisturiser:

  • It has the most lovely refreshing cucumber scent
  • It isn't at all greasy and absorbs into the skin quickly
  • it almost seems to mattify shine on the skin
  • It is also a nice base for make up
  • It has a new pump action rather than the traditional squeezy bottle

Overall this moisturiser gets a huge thumbs up from me. If you havnt already tried it and have oily acne prone skin I recommend you give it a try! I am now on my 5th bottle!

xoxo


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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Acne ....

It may be difficult to believe that I have Acne, but in actual fact I do, and although it isn't extremely severe, It is severe enough to warrant Prescription Medication.

All through my teens right up until me hitting around 20 I had flawless skin. That might sound as though I'm "bigging" myself up but it is the absolute truth, I never ever got spots, and on the very rare occasion I did they were tiny. If anything I had dry skin and used to have dry patches in the winter months.

Then I hit my 20's and BAM I'm struck with Adult Acne! What is all that about??

It now have what I would call Oily / Combination Acne Prone Skin. It comes and goes in bouts and is sometimes more severe than others.

When the spots do come however they are just awful, and there is only so much make up can do before you start to feel self conscious about it.

So last year I plucked up the courage to go to the doctors about it. I thought they would think I was totally over exaggerating over a few minor spots, but they diagnosed me with Acne and prescribed me with Oxytetracycline Tablets and PanOxyl Gel.


I didnt like the PanOxyl Gel from the off. It was far too drying and left me with a white residue on my skin (not a good look) so decided against using that further. I did however have some luck with the Oxytetracycline which I used for approximately 6 months. The results were amazing as you can see below.

(Please Excuse Silly Pose lol Please Click to enlarge)

However after 6 months (ish) they stopped working as well and the Doctors upped my dosage. This still didn't work so for the last 6 months or so I havn't been taking anything for my Acne.

It has as it usually does come and gone as and when it feels like it, but I can safely say not a week goes by that I dont have spots :(

Here is a little pic I took this morning to show the extent of the acne (I'm sorry I know it isn't pleasant!)



Today I went to the doctors again about my Bubbly ear ( I have a cold boo!) and my Acne .

I have been prescribed with these : Tetralysal - Lymecycline.



It takes around 8 weeks for these tablets to properly work (so the doc says) and if they havn't worked by the end of 8 weeks we will have to consider more "stronger" medication, which is a route I would rather not go down to be honest.

Here's hoping they work! I will most definitely keep you updated with how I get on with them, I will probably do a post with a picture of my bare skin every week and share the results with you all :) If they do not work, I will be going back to the Oxytetracycline again, before trying anything else.

There is a common misconception that unless you have really bad acne the Doctor can't prescribe you with anything, but I urge you to see the Doctor if you are having trouble with your skin, and it is constant.. Not just a couple of pesky spots now and then, There are things the Doctor can do for you :)

xoxox


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Saturday, 8 August 2009

Loving Hating Wishing

So I havn't done a post in a while, so I thought I'd give this a whirl :)

Loving:
Barry M Pink Flamingo Nail Polish. I absolutely love the colour of this polish, I'm going to write a full review this week!
Orange Customers being able to use a loophole to get out of their mobile phone contracts!
Come Dine With Me...I love this program!
Spreading the Pepsi Max Love
Lovely bloggers and Youtubers taking the plunge and doing BlogTV, I'll be making an appearance soon Yay! ;)
My lovely new watch! Thankyou Adam! :)

Hating:
Getting back to the gym! Boo - I'm so unfit
Stubbing my little toe on the kitchen table leg, Ouch
Everyone around me ordering a take away on Friday night, and me tucking into Salmon Fishcakes and Veg! Blah :(

Wishing:
New Handbag (Preferably of the designer kind lol)
Maybe a couple of MAC Eyeshadows from the Love that Look Collection
Lowlights, to return my uber blonde locks to the Ashy colour they once were!

xoxo
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