Fashion & Beauty

Daily Skincare Routine for Mixed to Oily skin

Following my Crystal Clear microdermabrasion review I wanted to share my daily skincare routine with you all.

To give you a little bit of background, I had some acne when I was in my teens, and what were spots back then have now become scars. They’re not horribly bad, but I still dream of having baby-like skin. You can still dream about the perfect skin when you are in your mid-late twenties, can’t you?

I have oily to combination skin so I try to avoid oily products and go for oil free/ sensitive skin ones that at the same time help me get rid of the acne scars.

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

  1. Removing makeup

I wear makeup every day: foundation, mascara, eyeliner, blusher, highlighter, etc. Therefore the first step in my skin care routine is remove all of my makeup. I use the B. Pure micellar water from Superdrug. It’s not the cheapest but it’s often on offer, which is convenient.

I normally use a big cotton pad that’s pre-soaked with micellar water.

  1. Cleanser

My favourite cleanser is the Tea Tree Clearing Foaming Cleanser from The Body Shop, specially designed for blemished skin. It latest for ages and after using it my skin feels clean and fresh. From time to time I also use the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser but not every day.

Skincare Routine for Mixed to Oily Skin

  1. Toner

I’ve only started using a toner recently. I had the Simple facial toner in my cabinet for ages so decided to give it a go. The results: amazing! It’s now a firm favourite in my daily skincare routine as I think is helping my face look nicer. If you are not a toner fan, I’d suggest trying it again!

Simple Micellar water for oily skin

After applying the toner I just leave my skin without anything else for a while. I make dinner, eat, watch TV, write a blog post… all those things that you do in the evenings after work.

  1. Moisturise

Before going to bed I apply my Vichy Normaderm anti-blemish moisturiser with 3 drops of L’Oreal Paris extraordinary oil. I mix both things in my palm and then apply them. I do the same in the morning after showering and before applying my makeup.  It’s an ideal makeup base!

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin-moisturiser

  1. Tea tree oil on spots

I apply a drop of The Body Shop tea tree oil on spots whenever I get them (quite frequently lately L ). It helps to dry them out and prevent scaring, which is what exactly what I need.

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin - tea tree oil


Have you tried any of the products I mention? Share your skincare routine!




Fashion & Beauty

Welcoming Spring with my new denim dungarees

I’ve being wanting to buy dungarees for ages but I wasn’t brave enough.  I’m more of a ‘basics girl’ but from time to time I go crazy and add something that stands out from my normal clothes. This month I couldn’t resist dungarees.

When I went shopping with the girls on Thursday night, I found the perfect pair and decided to welcome the Spring wearing my new dungarees.

Dungarees-outfit-SpringDungarees H&M | Black t-shirt GAP | Trainers H&M | Lipstick  Starry-Eyed Rimmel | Sunglasses Alain Afflelou

I wore them for a family lunch on Sunday, the first day of Spring, and they were very comfy… I was a bit hungover and comfy was exactly what I needed while I spent the day eating. Continue Reading

Fashion & Beauty

Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion & Oxygen Facial Review

I wanted to share my experience the first time I had the Crystal Clear Beauty with Oxygen facial, but I completely forgot to take some pictures so I couldn’t share a post without images. What’s a post with no images these days?

I had the Crystal Clear Beauty with Oxygen facial done twice at The Lanes Health & Beauty, in the heart of the South Lanes in Brighton.

I found this salon while browsing online for facials in Brighton as my friend Pippa and I wanted to treat ourselves to beat the January blues. The experience was amazing so I decided to repeat it last Friday.


I’ve also been very conscious about my acne scars lately and I’m doing all I can to help it go away. This treatment has definitely helped with this.

What is Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion & Oxygen treatment?

Crystal Clear microdermabrasion consists of fine crystals that gently resurfaces and exfoliates the skin, revitalising dull, dehydrated skin and treating fine lines and acne scars (my new obsession). The crystals encourage the formation of new collagen and elastin, firming the skin and boosting cellular renewal.

The Lanes Health & Beauty offer a 30 min treatment called ‘Crystal Clear Beauty Flash with Oxygen’ that costs £40. That’s the one I had the two times I’ve been and I’ll probably have it again.


The results are visible from the first session, although I need to say that as the weeks pass through I can see my acne scars getting better every day. I will share my skincare routine on a different post as I think it’s also helping with my acne scars too.

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DIY & Crafts

DIY Gold Heart Pendant Necklace

I’ve been feeling quite crafty lately. I’m always wanting to make super cute necklaces and I feel nicely satisfied when I have a pile of my own creations. It makes me feel good :-)

I made this necklace for some of my friends this week and they all loved it!. It’s a simple necklace that doesn’t take long at all to make.


Today I want to share with you how to make this gold heart pendant necklace. Continue Reading

DIY & Crafts

5 DIY Knitting projects for Mother’s Day

Despite the weather getting better, I’d like to share with all of you some easy knitting projects that would be a perfect gift for mother’s day.

It’s that time of the year again where mother’s day is around the corner. Almost one week for the 6th of March… you better start thinking about your mama’s present if you haven’t done it yet.

Here you have 3 easy DIY knitting projects for Mother’s Day that will take you less than a week to make and your mum will love :-)

Knitting Projects for Mother's Day

1.    Warm Scarf

To make a knitted scarf you only need to learn how to cast on and purl. Scarfs are one of the easiest knitting projects and it’s perfect for beginners.



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