Inside an anxious mind at 3am.

I am not weak.

It’s 3:01am and we are awake. I say ‘we’ because it’s as if my body is in one state of consciousness and my mind is in another. The body feels rested, lazy and comfortable; the perfect recipe for a sound night’s reset. The mind, on the other hand, races at the speed of sound, no rest for the wicked or tainted.

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Tried & Tested – RégimA Derma Zest Cleansing + Toning Gel

After a few more makeup applications, some iPhone X portrait mode photography testing (priorities) and some seriously dirty brushes, I put the RégimA Derma Zest Cleansing + Toning gel to work on these beauties and was ecstatic with the results.

Disclosure: “This is a sponsored post for RégimA which I have been compensated for. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.”

A few years ago I started getting very seriously into makeup, I went through a period of binge shopping the latest trends online and discovering a myriad of brands thanks to bloggers and vloggers alike, some of whom I still take advice from and follow today. I have always worn makeup but my experience was limited to Christmas stocking fillers and the free applicator that they came with, never had I splurged on extravagant beauty tools or the Instagram worthy brushes I coveted. Last year, I finally went out and topped up my makup brush collection with a fairly expensive haul of gorgeous tools of unrivalled quality and only then did I think about how much care I needed to take in prolonging the life of these tools.

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Battle of the face masks – Part 4, bonus lip mask review & verdict.

In case you missed it, head on over to Battle of the face masks – Part 3  where I look at the second Lush Jelly mask and a 7th Heaven peel off mask.

L’OREAL 

Pure Clay Detox Mask

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Battle of the face masks – Part 3.

In case you missed it, you can click here for Part 2 where I look at the L’Oreal Multi mask play kit and the gold bio collagen sheet mask.

LUSH 1000 Millihelens

Jelly Face Mask

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Battle of the face masks – Part 2.

In case you missed it, you can click here for Part 1 where I look at the Garnier tissue mask and the Lush Jelly Face Mask, Bunny Moon. 

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MULTI-MASKING PLAY KIT

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Battle of the face masks – Part 1.

I am not the most beauty or skincare savvy person and yet I always seem to have a mask or two at arms reach…

Like many others out there, I have this unexplained obsession with face masks. Even the most useless of products can make me feel pampered after its 15-20 minutes on my face on a low day. I am not the most beauty or skincare savvy person and yet I always seem to have a mask or two at arms reach so I decided to share some of these masks with you. They are not all high end, luxury products but rather accessible products for the everyday ‘beauty product challenged’ individual (Me!).

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Tried and Tested – Gioventù Liquid Coconut Oil

Gioventù Cosmetics have been able to tap into the core of natural skincare and in their short time on the market, have given us the essential products for all of our beauty regime requirements.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. This post contains affiliate links*

It is no secret that coconut oil has been likened to the universal remote of the beauty world; a one product fixes all solution. People living in a coconut-laden climate have been reaping the benefits for centuries, having only recently relinquished their secrets to the modern beauty world. Gioventù Cosmetics have been able to tap into the core of natural skincare and in their short time on the market, have given us the essential products for all of our beauty regime requirements. One of which I have been fortunate enough to receive and test, the Liquid Coconut Oil, my new go-to product on my dressing table.

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Psoriasis, a pain in my @ss.

At any given time, I’m walking around with scales, like a snake in shed.

One of my least favorite topics of conversation is back in the Hollywood headlines this week after a fellow sufferer has defiantly stood against the frustration that is Psoriasis. Kim Kardashian has made it public fodder that she is a Psoriasis sufferer and has backed this up with photographic evidence of the unsightly red patches that dot her legs and torso. Now I may not be the biggest Kim K fan and I’m certain they’re not rushing to develop a Psoriasis Kimoji, but I have to commend her for making public a condition that 3% of the global population suffer with quietly at any given time. Kim has said that she has learned to live with Psoriasis and no longer bothers with unsuccessful attempts to hide the blotchy redness on her body, a fight that I know all too well. Sadly, unlike Kim, I haven’t learned to ‘live with’ this disorder. I’m not certain that you ever truly do.

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Dear Diary – Human pincushion again (11/10/17)

I would choose a lifetime of pain and suffering in the company of my children and family, over death or stroke any day.

I thought I had reached the epitome of metal sometime before 7am this morning, I’d gone from dying my hair to dying my blood! Alas, the blood dying was merely for the purposes of an abdominal CT scan and by 4pm in the afternoon I was shedding bucketloads of tears, being forced to make a rushed choice between pain and … well, pain.

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Human pincushion

No, this is not a blog on piercing and body modification (I can assure you, that’s the blog I’d rather be writing). Instead, it’s the tale of how I’ve become a pincushion in 2017.

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