nivea micellar water, simple facial wash, epiduo
I'm not sure if I've ever done one of these blog posts, but I have been doing the same skincare routine for near enough the past 4 months now and have noticed such a big change in my skin that I thought I would share it with you in this post, as I myself love reading these type of posts when it involves products that everyone can afford!

I start doing my skincare routine about 8:30pm and it literally only takes me 10 minutes or up to 20 minutes if I'm in the middle of watching something at the same time haha.

I start off with giving my face a quick cleanse with my trusted Nivea Micellar Water and thoroughly go over my face with this soaked onto some cotton pads, I do this until the cotton pad is coming away clean so maybe 2-3 times at the most. I won't go on about this product too much as I have already written a full blog post on it, which can be found here.

I will then head on down to the bathroom (yes our bathroom is downstairs in our house....annoying!), and I will use my Simple Facial Wash, I was recommended to use this particular one by my doctor as its 100% soap free so that it still gives your face a good clean but also doesn't dry your skin out aswell. My skin always feels really refreshed and clean after using this and it's definitely one that I will be sticking to from now on.

Lastly for skincare I use my Epiduo cream that I have been prescribed for my skin by my doctor, for the first 3 months I had to use this all over my face at night, but now that my skin has reacted well and cleared right up I only need to use it on the places where I can feel a spot coming up and by morning there's hardly anything noticeable there. I use this 3 times a week and then give my skin a break for a few days, just so that my skin doesn't start feeling like cling film like it did in the first 3 months.

Then just before I go to bed I have to take one of my Lymecycline tablets which are also prescribed to me by my doctor, I have been on these for nearly 4 months now aswell and I have noticed such a change in my skin its amazing!

Night Time Skincare Routine

Monday, 21 May 2018

beauty, glossybox, subscription box, beauty box

Maria Nila - True Soft Shampoo & Conditioner
I have been looking for a new shampoo and conditioner to try for a while now so I was really excited to see these products in this month's Glossybox. They both smell really nice and leave my hair feeling really soft, and since dyeing my hair a silver colour last week I'm really trying to take better care of my hair and keep it looking nice.

Trifle Cosmetics - Praline Palette
I love the colour's in this eyeshadow palette but I already have so many unused palette's that I've received in the past that I have no idea when I will actually get to use this one. On the plus side though the packaging is gorgeous and would look rather nice in some flat lay photo's don't you think?!

Kueshi - Facial Makeup Remover
I've never heard of this brand before so I'm definitely looking intrigued to find out more about this brand, infact I'm going to go and search for this brand as soon as I've published this blog post. I'm actually going to be passing this makeup remover on to my sister though, as at this moment in time I'm wanting to stick to my trusted Nivea one, that I blogged about here.

Gelspa - Luxury Jelly Foot Soak
If this was anything other than the scents of Lavender and Lemongrass then I would have been all over this the day I received it, but unfortunately I hate both of these scents so I will be passing this on to someone else aswell so that it doesn't go to waste.

We Are Tea - Earl Grey
This was an added extra treat in this month's Glossybox, again though I won't be trying this as I'm not a fan of black tea at all.

If you would like to receive 20% off of your first Glossybox, then all you need to do is use the following code: CLAIRE-R2Z

May Glossybox: Unboxing

Friday, 18 May 2018

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Xmas and Valentine's Day are not the only season of gifts, as there are many other days in a year when you could surprise the cherished people in your life with a small, but meaningful present. Choosing the gift can be a dull process, but if you know exactly what the person you're gifting is into, you can make the whole process much less painful. Think twice - is that person into fashion? Is he or she fashion savvy? If so, take a look at the following list of perfect gifts for fashion-obsessed people. Some will break the bank, some not; so choose the one that's best for you, that person and your wallet:

1. A Designer Piece
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Even though it's the most expensive option, if you're able to get this kind of present, your fashion-obsessed friend would be over the moon. However, know that you don't have to spend a fortune on gowns; you can always give a present such as a bag by a good brand such as Vetements or Balenciaga. of course, you can always choose this type of present if it's a big celebration - such as a jubilee. Moreover, you can go with some of the more luxurious brands and get them something small, such as a keychain or a wallet - it's the thought that counts, and any fashion savvy person would be thrilled.

2. A Polaroid Camera
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Every fashion-obsessed individual is very much into fashion photography and Instagram. Since they tend to be very meticulous about their Instagram feed, gifting them with a good instant Polaroid camera will make their feed even more diverse, which they will definitely like. There are many varieties of polaroid cameras that you can go with, and finding one will not be very difficult. After all, this is the type of present they will be able to use even for non-fashion related photographs, and it's definitely original!

3. A Gift Card
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If you happen to get stuck and cannot think of a perfect gift, or you just don't have time to go browsing for the gift, getting unique online gifts should be your move. You can always opt for gift cards that they will be able to spend on whatever they want. Of course, there is a high chance they will use it for something that's not connected to fashion, but let's be honest - if they're obsessed with fashion, they'll definitely use it for just that. The good thing about this type of gift is a) you won't have to go out of the house to buy it; b) you can choose the exact amount of money you want to spend.

4. Socks
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Yes, it does sound very silly and small, but we all love socks. 2018 has seen some of the most unique and colorful socks, and it's something that all of us actually need. If you choose ones with a very cute pattern, your fashion savvy friend will be able to combine them with the rest of their outfit and accentuate it with just a pair of socks. You can always buy more than one pair, though - for example, choosing seven pairs of socks for seven days of the week sounds like a very thoughtful and cute present, especially if it's for a minor occasion.

5. Minimalistic Accessories
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If your friend is into accessories as well, you can always go with that. Getting accessories for someone can be rather difficult, especially if you're not really sure what that person has in their wardrobe or if they will be able to match them at all. That is why opting for minimalistic, statement pieces can be a great thing to do. That way, you'll know they'll love it (all fashion people love minimalism), and be able to combine it with their outfit for the day.

When you think about it, getting a gift for someone who likes fashion is not difficult at all. You already know what they're into (fashion, hello?) and simply start from there. You can always put yourselfs in their shoes and ask yourself what you would love to get. Good luck!

This is a guest blog post by Claire in Australia

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Fashion-Obsessed People

Thursday, 3 May 2018