November Favourites

I am currently doing Vlogmas and Blogmas. I also have a full time job and loads of marking ( I am a teacher). I just posted a video with my November faves and thought I’d share it here.

I will briefly mention what I loved and if you want more details you can check out my video.

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L’oreal Extraordinary Cleansing Oil

I love using cleansing oils. I often double cleanse and one of the cleansers I use is an oil. The L’oreal oil leaves your skin nice and soft. It is not very difficult to rinse off. What I mean is that it does not leave a residue.

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Rimmel Rose shine lippie

I love the stay matte liquid lipstick line. If you have not tried it, you really need to because it is very long lasting. I made a try on video and shared swatches. You can check that out here. If you love liquid lippies, check them out.

Aveeno

I ❤ Aveeno

I have the moisturising cream and the hand cream. Both are amazing If you have dry sensitive skin, you need to give these creams a try.

I had a cold and a flaky nose. I use the moisturiser on my nose and the cracked skin healed very quickly. Love, love, love.

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Furry bag

I got a lovely furry bag from Top Shop. 20 pounds. So pretty and festive.

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Peony and Blush Suede Perfume. I love this scent. If you like rose and powdery  scents, you need to check this one out. It is lovely. A bit pricey, but lovely.

Leopard Print scarf

I love animal prints and especially leopard. This scarf is a blanket style scarf. Lovely and warm. It cost 20 pounds. I think it is an all time classic.

 

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xxxxx

Joanna

Blogmas day 4: The One About the hand Cream

 

Blogmas day 4:

The One About the Hand Cream

Let me tell you about a hand cream I bought and love

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I have very dry hands. When I say dry, I mean painfully dry. My hands get red and the skin becomes all flaky. I buy loads of hand creams, but honestly, the only thing that really helps are creams that are from the pharmacy that have cortisone and some type of steroid in them.

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I have tried loads of creams. High end luxury brands and affordable drugstore ones. When my hands are in a better condition and do not require medicinal hand creams (I made that up or is it a term?), I like to buy hand creams that make my hands feel soft and smell nice.

Key word…. smell nice.

The other day in class one of my students offered me a hand cream and when I smelt it, I fell in love.

What is it?

 The Body Shop Moringa hand cream.

It is in a squeeze tube. 100 ml. I bought mine for about 7 pounds. I think the original price is 12, but the Body Shop is having sales now, so you can get it for less.

It is a floral sent. Moringa is a flower.

The cream  has according to the packaging,

Seed oil from hand picked Moringa.

It is very hydrating, water-y feeling. It gets absorbed quickly and does not sting.

The scent is powerful but in a good way. If you love floral scents, you should check this one out cause it is amazing!!!

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Have you tried any of the body shop hand creams?Are you doing blogmas or vlogmas?   Let me know in the comments below. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / TwitterInstagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

 

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xxxxx

Joanna

Blogmas/ Vlogmas and a skincare haul

I love blogging. I love writing. I started a new job though, I moved to York, and I do not have enough time to blog.

I also started a YouTube channel which I am trying to grow (not very successful at that I must admit).

I love Christmas and the holidays in general.

I love buying pressies for the people I love. I love sparkly, glittery things, and I enjoy going out and celebrating.

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I decided I wanted to do Blogmas and Vlogmas. I decided pretty late though. It was actually on Friday. I thought I’d do Vlogmas. Today,Sunday, I thought I’d try to write more and do some sort of Blogmas as well. It will be hard but I will try.

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Let me start with my first proper Vlogmas video which is a skincare haul. I love skin care. I buy and try loads of products. At the moment, I am using a lot of hand creams and lip balms. I am also really into double cleansing. So there are some cleasning products in my video. I’d love it if you checked it out.

 

Have you tried any of these products?Are you doing blogmas or vlogmas?   Let me know in the comments below. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / TwitterInstagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

 

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xxxxx

Joanna

Let’s talk about makeup essentials

If you had to pack your makeup bag with only your essentials, what would they be?

What are your essentials? For me, the most important part is a good foundation. Something that will give you a flawless base. Then you have a beautiful canvas to work on. I think blush, an eye crayon, mascara, and a (bright) lippie are the most important things.

 

My foundation is L’o’real infallible (vanilla).

My blush is fleur by Mac

My mascara is Bourjois Volume Reveal.

My eye crayon faves are Clinique chubby sticks

and my lippies are mostly Clinique Pops or L’real.

As far as brushes are concerned, my go to brand is real techniques, although currently, I am also using Elf brushes.

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I have loads of makeup bags. the one I have shared in my video (linked below) is from Primark. I think next sells pretty ones as well.

So, what are you essentials? Let me know in the comments below. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with me 🙂  Pinterest / TwitterInstagram/Google+. /YouTube  Maybe give my Facebook page a ‘like’ and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

 

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xxxxx

Joanna

My nighttime Routine

Hi everyone!

Today I am going to talk about my nighttime routine and all the products I have been using for the past few months.

Let me give you some context

I am 41 years old. I have sensitive skin and rosacea. I am not the most disciplined nighttime routiner, but I try my best.

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Eyes

I use the advanced night repair eye cream from Estee Lauder. It is a medium type cream/ gel. It gets absorbed easily. It makes the skin around the eyes feel plump and smooth.

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Exuviance Vespera

Very hydrating. It feels like an oil and you can feel your skin nice and soft the next day. This is good for fine lines.

Clinique moisture surge

I use this when my skin feels very dry. It is a gel like consistency and i have repurchased this one loads of times!!!

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Sanctuary reverse sleep  beauty mask

Once a week I wear this mask and go to sleep. The first time I tried it it stung and i was a bit skeptical. I gave it another shot and applied a thinner layer. I am a fan now. I really like it. It gets absorbed quickly and again leaves your skin feeling nice and soft.

Clinique all about the lips

This is good for fine lines and hydrating the lips. I have bought a couple of these as well.

 

Aveeno moisturising cream

If your skin is flaky or cracked, get this!!I ❤ it. It is always overlooked but it is an amazing affordable skin care product.

You can hear more about these products and my impressions by checking out my video on my YouTube channel.

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See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo

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Autumn/ Fall OOTD (feat. M&S)

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Hi everyone!!

I thought I’d write a different post today and share an outfit of the day (OOTD) autumn/ fall edition. I got a really nice faux leather jacket and a pretty hot pink blouse from Marks and spencers. I ❤ shopping there because you can find sizes!!!

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The jacket is nice and soft. It has loads of zippers and it looks trendy. The top has a very nice neck detail and the back is low cut as well.

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The jacket comes in loads of colours, but I chose tan/ brown because I do not have a brown jacket. Price 39. 50. The blouse is a light textured material. It is great for work or even a casual night out. Price 35 pounds.

 

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You can get the clothes (affiliate links) online.

Jacket click here

Textured V neck Jumper (pink) click here.

 

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xxx

Jo

Homeware haul

 

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I live in a furnished studio apartment and when I got my apartment, I was not sure I was going to stay in the UK. Turns out I am. Anyhow, due to the circumstances, I bought lots of trinkets and bits and bobs. I was on a budget. I decided to share everything I got, show you my studio apartment ,and tell you where I got everything from.

Most items are from Wilkos, Primark, TK Maxx and Poundland.

This is the video with the studio tour:

I found items similar to what I showed you and have linked them below (affiliate links).

Heart shaped pillow (similar to mine) here.

Rose fairy lights click here.

Bed side lamp. Click here.

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Wooden heart shaped coasters click here.

Floral douvet click here.

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See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo