Sunday, 19 January 2014

Found my skin type finally

So the second topic for the 2014 Blogger's Challenge is about skincare. So here goes...

Now, I'm no expert on the subject at all.  It was only after talking with one of the cosmeticians at work about midway through last year that I even started a skincare routine.
This lovely cosmetician told me that I had dry skin (after me thinking previously that I has combination).
So now I start my routine (in the mornings) with a milk cleanser, then tone. At the moment for both of these I'm using Clarins, but it's a bit expensive so will try something new once I run out.
After toning I use an under-eye gel for my baggy eyes. It seriously helps with the puffiness and helps to wake me up in the mornings. Again I'm using a Clarins product for this.
Then I use a serum which deeply moisturizes my skin. I also then use a moisturizer. For both serum and moisturizer I use L'Oreal Youth Luminosity brand which is amazing. I even had a comment from a workmate saying my skin was glowing the other day :D

I try to stick to this every day but I'm not very good at routines. I also exfoliate once a week as well as using a face masque.

And there's my skincare post. Not my normal type of post but it's good for me :P


Friday, 3 January 2014

New Years Inspirational quote

"If you want the rainbow you've got to put up with the rain".

This quote inspires me to do so much for 2014.
It says that in order for me to properly enjoy things that I want to do, I have to put the hard yards in first.

To get the most out of my holiday later in the year, I have to put up with work drama and save as much money as possible. Also have to plan ahead. Where exactly in Ireland and the UK do we want to go? How much money will we need to save up?

To get the house and backyard we want, we have to actually get out there and do it.

To be happy with my body and lose weight in some areas I have to put in the effort of exercising (for the record, I currently don't and my body's suffering for it).

I guess these are kind of resolutions in the way. Let's see if I'm successful in living up to this quote