Sunday, 3 May 2015

Chlo's Critique | Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

Hello my loves! Here I am after a long silence with a review. My mum sent me something that I've been dying to try out, ever since I got into blogging and the beauty/skincare scene... and that is the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. 

I've had huge hopes for this - practically every beauty blogger and vlogger has considered it to be amazing, and naturally I've believed them. So I decided to see for myself if this is worth the hype it receives! And my first thoughts? I've been using it the past few days - twice a day - and I absolutely cannot see myself without it from now on.

My bottle of Cleanse & Polish came with two Liz Earle muslin cloths, which is super handy - and if you're wanting to use this on an everyday basis, I'd probably use one cloth (once rinsed and left to dry) twice before washing them properly. To save on washing though, muslin cloths are very cheap and easy to come by - so stock up! I know that a lot of the viewers of these beauty vloggers and bloggers are quite young - around the school age - so I probably wouldn't recommend this for really young teenage skin. For the price of it, it's not worth it for what little make-up the younger generation wear to warrant using a cleanser. The smell of the product itself is a bit 'mature' for want of a better word. It has extracts of chamomile, rosemary, cocoa butter and eucalyptus essential oil so you can imagine how herbal it smells. I personally love it, though! So so refreshing. 

The verdict? Absolutely fabulous. The whole process takes minutes, and leaves my skin feeling wonderful before bed and first thing in the morning. I usually tend to use my face wash (Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash) before cleansing, and I follow it up with a toner and a light moisturiser in the morning, and my more rich moisturiser in the evening. You could probably even feel the benefit of using it once a day - some people use it once a day anyway, and I can see why considering these are not exactly a budget product. But at the moment I've found the starter kit here on the Boots website for £15.50 which is quite affordable, if used in moderation.

I hope you found this helpful, lovelies, and I'll see you again soon! If you have any questions or comments, leave 'em below!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Get To Know Me, A-Z

I've realised that I kind of just started posting on here one day, and chances are my readers don't really know much about me! So I'm just gonna do a little post today to break the silence, so here's an A-Z about me. Hope you enjoy!

Attached or Single? I'm very much 'attached' to my lovely boyfriend Jon. We've been together 3 years this September.

Best friend? My best boy mate is gonna be Jon (gip), and my best gal pal (also gip) is Rach.

Cake or pie? Oooh. Red velvet cake. Unless there's a cherry lattice pie going spare... then there could be a debate.

Day of choice? Personally I like Saturdays. Weekdays are always a bit rubbish because of Uni but I find Saturday to be the most relaxing.

Essential item? There's not a day where I don't wear my two rings, a pandora ring my Dad bought me for my 21st and a cute pearl ring that Jon got me.

Favourite colour? Mint green, or purple.

Gummy bears or gummy worms? I like gummy worms best, because you can pile gummy worms into your mouth and the fun is over quicker than chewing on a worm.

Hometown? Sunny Sunny Blackpool!

Indulgence? Easily Dominos/Pizza Hut pizza. Pizza is my weakness.

January or July? January. Nothing too exciting goes on in July for me; January has plenty birthdays, and new starts.

Kids? I've always said I'm not particularly keen on the idea of having kids... but I've definitely changed my mind! I do one day want children.

Life is not complete without? My nearest and dearest. Family, friends, music, good food and comfy surroundings. And I'm lucky to have these things all the time - what a lov-erly life.

Memory you cherish? Fond times with my Nana Pauline, hopping from one café to the next in Summer when I was a child - and she'd always buy me a strawberry milkshake and a cherry scone.

Number of brothers and sisters? Two brothers who are a stone cold pack of weirdos, but I love them both to bits.

Oranges or apples? Apples. Oranges make my teeth hurt! Plus I can't be doing with little pips trying to ruin my day. ;)

Pet peeves? When people don't accept your opinion or your explanation for something. Very specific, I know, but I guess the general word for it is 'Ignorance'.

Quotes? When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a wonderful treasure to always hold in your heart.

Reason to smile? I have a lovely boyfriend and friends, my family are wonderful people and I've just got a new job - so money won't be an issue soon!

Season of choice? I'd say Summer, or Winter. Living in the near-countryside makes it hard for me to fully love Winter, as snow stops me from doing EVERYTHING!

Tea or Coffee? Tea, for me! I like a coffee every now and again, but it fills me up so bad - it feels really heavy on my stomach, does anyone else get that?

Unknown fact about me? I'm not very interesting... so this has taken some thought; but I can speak the tiniest bit of arabic and I hope to study it further one day, or when I've got a long time to concentrate on it!

Vegetables? I like most vegetables except for carrots, beetroot, celery and tomatoes (unless they're cooked)

Worst habit? I over think and worry about absolutely everything. But I guess that's what comes with having anxiety, it's totally beyond my control!

X-rays? I remember having one X-Ray as a child, and it's not a fond memory because the person assisting the doctor was a student (although I didn't know at the time) and she freaked out when she pressed the wrong button for something, and I was scared because I thought there was something tragically wrong with me!

Your favourite trip? I went on a two-week holiday to Florida, although for one of the week's we were on a Western Caribbean cruise! It was amazing, we saw so many beautiful places and I met a great American friend who I still speak to today!

Zodiac sing? I'm a Sagittarius. Which apparently means I'm generous, courageous, self-dependent and a love for all things nature and travel. I guess I could agree with a couple of those things!

And there you have it! I hope this was insightful if not a bit of something to read whilst you're procrastinating. Don't think I don't see you ;) 'til next time!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

New Hair!

Okay, so I had my hair done yesterday by a lovely lady called Jess at Studio 18 in Huddersfield... and I was sooo nevous, because I've had my blonde and brown ombré hair for just short of two years and I really feel like I needed a change. I'm having a bit of a kickstart into small little life changes, and I thought 'This... is what needs to happen.' and I've got to say, I absolutely love it! It's much darker in person, and more of a mix of purple and pink (pictures make it look super pink!)

Then afterwards, me and a few of my nearest and dearest went to my favourite bar in Huddersfield; Bar Maroc. And I had this a-maz-ing pizza. Houmous, peppers and red onion! And a cheeky little Sex On The Beach cocktail, of course....

So what do you think of the new do? I hope you're all having a lovely day :)