Reblogged from Ellie: The Friendship Test!
TIP FOR AMAZING SKIN:
Combine tea tree oil (as pure as you can get) with your usual night moisturiser on the back of your hand. Apply to your face as normal.
Tea tree is known for having properties which are great for your skin - a real life saver when you have a break out! However, using pure tea tree can be very drying, not to mention difficult to apply! Using a good moisturiser before bed is essential for keeping your skin healthy, hydrated and wrinkle-free. This amazing combination gives you the best of both worlds, so that whilst you sleep your skin is being looked after and hydrated - almost like an overnight face mask.
Although this little bottle costs around £7, only a few drops of oil are required so it really will last you ages!
EASTER SUNDAY OUTFIT
- Black vest - Primark
- Yellow skirt - charity shop (adjusted by hand from a size 14 calf-length skirt to a size 6 mini skirt!)
- Black tights - Newlook
- Knitted blazer - H&M
- Belt - charity shop
- Necklace - cubic zirconia (part of a set)
- Watch - Michael Kors
Yellow is such a vibrant colour and not a shade I usually wear but as it’s Easter Sunday I couldn’t resist! My usual style contains lots of black so this outfit stays true to my classic look whist combining a pop of colour!
To upcycle this skirt (big thanks to mummy!) I had tucks put in waistband to fit my waist in a high-waisted style, and had the length cut to 15inches (waist band to bottom seam). The skirt was then hemmed by folding the bottom edge up and sewing along with small hand stitches (although this could have been done on a sewing machine!) The lining underneath was also cut and hemmed to match the length of the skirt.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Fair 1 - £3.99 - Summary: full coverage concealer in a handy tube with applicator. Rating: 8/10
Vo5 Plump It Up - £3.75 - Summary: a light spray which can be used instead of mousse before hairdrying/styling. Rating: 6.5/10
Mitchum deodorant - 2 for £4 - Summary: normal deodorant, lightly scented (although not the yummiest scent I’ve experienced!). Rating: 9.5/10
Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser - £7.50 - Summary: a primer to be used under make-up or on its own; blurs pores making makeup look more airbrushed. Rating: 7/10
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HOW I GET SUMMER GORGEOUS LEGS (good for sensitive skin)
- Razor (any is fine, I use disposable)
- Coconut oil
- Round exfoliating brush, Body Shop
- No7 Pampering Dry Oil
The first step is obviously to shave your legs. I use coconut oil as an alternative to shaving cream because it’s natural so it won’t have a bad reaction on my skin (unlike many perfumed shaving creams), oil resists water which means you only need to apply once no matter how wet your legs get, and it moisturises my legs at the same time. A tub of coconut oil costs around £2.50 online and will last for ages!
Once your legs are smooth you might find that a few of the cut hairs are stuck to the oil on your legs, just use a flannel to brush these off. Then grab your exfoliating brush and give your legs a good scrub to remove any unevenness or dry skin. I love this circular brush as the bristles are really strong and powerful but you could use exfoliating gloves or anything else you have. If your skin is very sensitive you might want to skip this step or use a gentle exfoliating body wash.
Last I apply the dry oil to my legs. The No7 one costs around £12 but lasts for ages and makes your skin feel like silk! Any other brand of body oil is fine, I also recommend The Body Shop Beautifying Oil. If you have really sensitive skin, just apply more coconut oil for moisture and shine!
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