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.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

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.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

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.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

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.

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.

See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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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See you in my next post!!!

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

Empties: Hits and Misses

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Hi everyone!

I just shared a video where I talk about product empties. I find these videos quite interesting because you can actually give a full review of a product and  say if you will repurchase or not. I buy and use up a lot of products. I often use up products I don’t really like because I think to myself

I spent my dosh, I am gonna use you up

But sometimes there are products I cannot keep using and I just chuck em out!

So, in brief, what did I like?

* this part contains affiliate links

Clinique Moisture Surge

Already repurchased (get it here). It is the best for dry skin. Your skin immediately sucks it up. I love it!

Clinique Aromatics White

Already repurchased  (get the gift set here). I love this product! Everyone asks me what perfume I am wearing. I say it is the baby of Chanel No 5 and Talk Powder. So nice. Long lasting.

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Bourjois Real Volume Mascara 

Already Repurchased (get it here). This is my fave mascara. It makes your lashes look long and black! It doesn’t make them look goopy (is that how you spell it?)

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Burberry Eye Cntour

Used but ended up chucking half way through. It broke like after 3 times I used it 😦

Maybelline Setting Spray

Couldn’t chuck it fast enough!!! If you like polka dots and wanna look like a polka dot faced person, this is for you. Otherwise nope!

Now if you want details as to why these worked or did not work, check out my video 🙂 I babble on about them for a bit!!

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?

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See you in my next post!!!

xxx

Jo