Sunday, 30 December 2012

2013 New Year Resolutions!

Hey Beauties,

It's time to say good bye to 2012 and hello to the new year that is 2013. I'll be completely cliché and say that this year completely flew by. I know everyone says that but I really can't believe it's the end of 2012! It was a good year, in all, for me personally but I always hope the new year will bring something new and exciting. To help this come true, I've decided to make a few resolutions. I don't always do this but this year I will, and I'll do my best to stick to them!

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Be healthy 
This is one that is on everyone's resolution list! I will attempt to eat healthier (though I'm not all that bad!) but mostly, workout more. I play sport and am a member of the gym but I'd like to do these things more frequently. 

Blog, blog, blog
I really want to make my blog something special, and commit to it more. I love having my little slice of the internet, and I hope to add a little sparkle to it!

Do something good for someone else
Giving back is something that is so important. Now I won't pretend to be a saint here but I definitely would like to do at least one thing that helps some organisation or group of people in some shape or form. 

Learn to drive
I'm coming to the age where everyone is starting to learn to drive. I hope to do my theory test and begin to get a few lessons from my Dad! 

I used to be a total bookworm but the internet has begun to take over. I am determined to get back into reading, I already have a few books to read. If you have any suggestions that are romantic/comedy then please let me know! Think Nicholas Sparks, The Devil Wears Prada etc..

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Now I've told you all my resolutions, let me know any of yours in the comments below! 
Wishing you all the best for the New Year, hey we survived 2012!

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Friday, 28 December 2012

Pukka Ayurveda Nourishing Brightener: Review

Hey Dolls,

I hope you're all doing well and had a wonderful Christmas! I'm happy to say I'm back with a review for you all, in the form of the Pukka Ayurveda Nourishing Brightener*.

This natural exfoliator is packed with some amazing natural ingredients. Here's a list of some of these ingredients and their benefits:

Almond seed– ground to help loosen dead skin cells, feeds depleted and dehydrated skin to nourish and soften.
Bilberry fruit- bursting with anti-ageing plant constituents, highly antioxidant and protective.
Turmeric and licorice root – anti-inflammatory and soothing for blemished or reddened skin to lighten and brighten.
Exotic amla fruit – a super-rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants to rejuvenate, repair and refresh whilst protecting skin.
Gotu kola and manjistha – revered Ayurvedic herbs increase microcirculation and purify for a glowing boost of radiance.

You can mix the brightener with a number of liquids such as water or even your own cleanser. I prefer to use water, as this is what's recommended for my oily skin! I just take about a teaspoon and mix it with a couple drops of water, creating what I can only describe as a muddy consistency! Rub it into your skin and rinse, it leaves your skin feeling super soft and clean.

The packaging is actually lovely. It comes in a,what seems to be, glass tub. It looks and feels very expensive and looks wonderful on your vanity, sink, shelf etc..

Overall, I definitely think this product works. I noticed my skin feeling softer and looking brighter. I didn't notice anything incredibly groundbreaking, but it definitely made a difference in my overall complexion.

 Available here for €16/₤13

*This was sent to me for review by PR. All opinions are always my own and 100% honest.

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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Time!

Hello Mistletoes,

I'm sitting here, Christmas lights twinkling outside and the glow of the flickering candle in the darkness lighting up the room. I have taken a small break from blogging recently. This isn't me saying I am no longer interested, but this blog is happily a place I can call my own. A place I love sharing with anyone who is interested, but always remains mine. Which is nice as there are no rules or any deadlines. I just feel, for me, if I don't feel like blogging or I am a little uninspired then a break is something that can really fix that. 

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Anyway, my main reason for writing this is to wish all of you wonderful people, a very Merry Christmas! Christmas is a wonderful time, and if you don't celebrate the specific occasion this time of year is wonderful any how! I love the lights, the sparkle and giving that gift to someone that you know will make them smile (cheesy, I know!). 

I will hopefully be back soon to beauty and fashion-focused posts but for now, I'd like to wish you all a very sincere happy holidays and I wish you all the best for the New Year! Hey, we survived the 21st of December, anything is possible now.

So grab some mistletoe and that special someone and make this the best Christmas yet!

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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Travel Diary #1: Nuremberg & Singapore!

Hello Lovelies,

 I know I have been awful with blogging recently, and I apologise but I promise I will do better this month! You may know if you follow me on Twitter, that I have been away revently.

A photo of Nuremberg & The Christmas Markets (Google Images)
 Over a week ago, I was in Germany. Nuremberg to be exact. It was lovely and festive. Definitely got me into the Christmas spirit! I visited a few Christmas markets, but unfortunatly the major markets weren't open yet. The highlight of my trip was finally getting to visit Brandy Melville! You may have heard of this clothing store, as it has become very popular, especially in the Youtube beauty/fashion world, recently. It's basically a casual, California-style clothing store. I would say it's more for young adults and older teenagers.The clothes are one size fits all, so mostly have a relaxed fit and are generally basic pieces. I wouuld definitely recommend checking out their website here. The downside is that their locations are quite limited. There is none in Ireland, and very few in Europe. They are currently expanding, with many new stores opening across the US.

Singapore (Google Images)
Currently, I am in Singapore! I got the opportunity to come here, with my dad, for a few days. I will also be visiting Dubai for a couple days also. I am loving it here. I just love seeing new cultures and experiencing different countries. I haven't seen much of the actual city yet, but I hope to go on a tour and visit Universal Studios tomorrow! What I have seen, I love. The people are very friendly and it's very safe to walk around. 

That's all for my travel diary for today. I'll hopefully be able to write a few more over the coming days, and keep you posted! I will upload a few photos when I get back home, as I am unable to do so over here. I hope you're all doing well, and happy December!

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