Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Review: Jurlique Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream

Oh winter, why must you take out your anger on my face? The weather is making my skin so confused, one moment it's dry, the next it's as oily as an oily thing. To combat this I've been trying out a few new products to see if they can make a difference, I'll be posting about the ones that have made a difference (hallelujah!) in the next couple of weeks.

First up is Jurlique's Nutri Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream, finally a moisturiser that I can actually feel working! It instantly absorbs into the skin, plumping and smoothing out all the lumps and bumps.

It is jam packed with nourishing ingredients including rapeseed, a powerful anti-oxidant with essential fatty acids which works to bring the glow back to your skin after winter has had its wicked way.

The cream itself is quite rich, but perfect for this time of year, it retains moisture amazingly well. I probably wouldn't use it in warmer months though as, with my skin type, I imagine it would feel a little too rich.  But it has been my skin saviour this winter!

It comes with a little tiny spatula for you to scoop out a pearl size amount, rub between your hands and massage onto your face. I tend to skip the spatula and go straight for the face as the tiny spoon like tool is a bit odd for me!

I'd recommend this to anyone who is suffering from dry skin that is in desperate need of a moisture boost during the winter months. It also has great anti-ageing properties (something I'm actually starting to take notice of now I've turned 26, sigh) as it plumps and smoothes your skin.

This Jurlique day cream is available on Lookfantastic and Beauty Expert if you fancy taking a look!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Burgundy and Aztec

Aztec Cardigan c/o Next, Burgundy dress from Mango and a vintage belt

There's something about this time of year that just makes me want to wear the biggest, comfiest thing that is acceptable to wear outside of the house. This aztec cardigan from Next is my answer, it's warm enough to wear with a couple of layers for shopping and perfect for a cover up to wear in the office when the air conditioning is on full blast. Dream.

I paired it with a simple burgundy dress I picked up in the Mango 30% off sale a couple of weeks ago for dinner at Jamie's Italian with The Man (more on that soon!) and it was the perfect outfit for going from the cold outside to the warmth inside, it's a great combo.

How is time going so fast at the moment? I can't believe Christmas is only a matter of weeks away and I've only bought one present, le sigh. I hope you're doing better than I am!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

A Good Night's Sleep

I always love a late night post, I'm currently sat in a corner of our living room where I barely ever sit with the rain lashing down outside, wearing an oversized sweatshirt and Liberty on the TV. It feels so festive, calming and completely cosy.

I thought I'd take this moment to share some of my favourite products that help me get a good night's sleep whether it has been the busiest day or a relaxing one. I generally have early starts, long days and late nights during the week but me and The Man still find it hard to sleep some nights, but with these added extras for winter, we're sleeping like babies.

My favourite new addition that I absolutely swear by is the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. I first tried this in the Lookfantastic Beauty Box and loved it so much I had to buy the full size version. I spray this on our pillows just before we lay our heads down for the night, the beautiful lavender scent lulls you into a deep sleep in a matter of minutes, what a dream. You can try the product along with the This Works sleep balm for just £10 with this kit or you can buy the full 250ml version here. I promise you will not be disappointed. If you are, I will happily come round to your house and sing 'soft kitty, warm kitty' until you fall asleep.

This is a rather new addition to my sleep ritual but I'm not sure what I'd do without it now. I ordered a silk eye mask from Amazon when The Man decided that he wanted to read in bed every night when all I wanted to do was sleep, zzzzzz. It's the perfect way of keeping your eyes shut, removing distractions and it feels amazing on your skin! I also love this Wildfox Do Not Disturb eye mask if you have a little more to spend.

Lighting a candle has been part of our bedtime routine for weeks now, the flickering light is so soothing and infinitely better than the glow of a phone or of the TV. The scent of this Heidi Klein coconut beach candle is bloody lovely too, it perfectly compliments the lavender scent of the sleep spray.

These are my essentials for a good night's sleep anyway, let me know what you think and if there's anything you do too! It's time for me to light my candle, spritz a little sleep spray and don my face mask, night night!


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