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Friday 23 December 2016

My First Blogger Event @ The Gallery at Upchurch Jewellers

I was invited to my first ever blogger event a couple of weeks ago at The Gallery at Upchurch Jewellers in Colchester. It was a very small affair and was just for the shop to showcase their collections. I ended up coming out with a gorgeous Caravelle watch as I was gifted a £50 voucher by the lovely guys at The Gallery...whoops! 

Anyway, I thought I'd share some snaps that I took during the night. If you're after any new jewellery and you're in the Essex area I'd highly recommend The Gallery. They offer a really personal service and stock brands such as Caravelle, Thomas Sabo and Daisy. Also, their Christmas decorations were totally on point!

The gorgeous NatashaTodd and I

I cannot believe I have finally been to my first Blogger event. I had an absolute blast and it was a pleasure to meet other bloggers including the beautiful Natasha ToddAimee-Jade from Bella La Moda, and Debs from BangOnStyle. Oh, and I'm now the proud owner of my first grown-up watch which I am madly in love with - Merry Christmas to Me!  

Monday 5 December 2016

How I Keep My Skin Spot Free...

If I do say so myself I have pretty alright skin (aside from uneven skin tone), and unless its that time of the month I really don't get many spots, and even when I do it's only the odd one here and there. I really thank my Mum for my skin as she has amazing skin and it's really inspired me to take good care of mine so I look just as good when I turn 50!

Here's me braving it in a picture with no makeup on my skin!

I recently invested in the Pixi Glow Tonic as everyone seems to rave about it, and I really wanted to see what it was about. It's an acid toner which aims to perfect skin tone and texture to give you a healthy glow. Since it contains no alcohol it is suitable for all skin types, even those of you who have sensitive skin will be ok to use this product. A few people said that this dried out their skin, but I really haven't found this with my skin, perhaps because I generally moisturise straight after. The glycolic in the formula essentially gets rid of any dead skin cells and therefore leaves your skin feeling super smooth and clean. Also, I really have noticed a small difference in the glowy-ness and also the evenness of my skin tone.

After I use the Pixi Glow Tonic, I either apply my Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum in Oil all over and then a small amount of my Simple moisturiser, or I will slather on my Body Shop Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Sleeping Mask. Both leave my skin so hydrated in the morning and having hydrated skin means you are much less likely to get spots. I try to explain this to my boyfriend who doesn't moisturise his face all the time, but moisturising will not give you spots (if you are using the right cream), and having oily skin does not mean you shouldn't add extra moisture with moisturiser! In fact, having dry skin can cause spots.
In the morning I only use my Simple Face Moisturiser underneath my makeup and this keeps my skin pretty fresh and hydrated throughout the day.

Since sticking to this routine I have barely had a single spot, and if I have it's been nowhere near as fat as others. If I can recommend one product from this it would have to be the Pixi Glow Tonic though!

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