Since the weather where I live has been so nice lately I decided to take some pictures outside; the photos turned out well, but A SPIRDER BIT ME! It wasn’t’ poisons, but I’m terrified of spiders, so I did freak out a bit(by a bit I mean I completely freaked out and spent over an hour researching spider bites on Google).
I seriously can’t believe it has already been a year since I started blogging. I remember the day I started my blog and it feels like I just started my blog. I’m still completely in love with blogging and plan on continuing to blog. I also hit 200 likes! Not much else happened this week, but I have a lot going on next week, so it was nice to have some time to relax.
I hope your having a great summer!
I’m 18 and want to move out soon so I am learning to drive, I’m completely terrified. As a kid my siblings and I used to race these electric toy cars and when they went to fast they would fly off the track and when I was younger it was hilarious, now the thought of that actually happening completely scares me. I have been driving a few times before, but nothing consistent, now it’s time to learn. My mum took me to a parking lot and I started driving. I didn’t go above 20mph, but it’s still extremely exciting to me! I also managed to park between the lines on my first try!
If you read a lot of my post you will know my brother is in town and I’ve been forcing him to try new products that I review. I love getting to see family, two of my siblings live in a different state and my other sibling is just a few hours away in another town. Since we all live far apart it’s always nice to see them.
One day I became extremely bored and decided to bake. Usually their’s someone home, but with my dad at work and my mum out of town I had the house to myself and went a tad over bored. I made macarons, small cakes, and cake pops. The only problem is I don’t partially like sugary things(I know I’m crazy), so my family is trying to make their way through lots of sweets. Everyone in my family except my dad doesn’t eat gluten, so a lot of recipes don’t turn out very well, but after some trial and error they usually get their, If you want me to post some recipes please leave a comment below because I love to bake and am always looking for an excuse to.
I also moved! I’m still in the same town, but I just moved from an apartment to a house. I honestly miss the apartment. Don’t get me wrong their are definite perks to a house; neighbors don’t wake you up as often, I don’t have to walk my dogs as often because we now have a backyard, but their are lots of things I do miss. Two major things I miss are definitely the pool and the gym, especially since its summer. I got extremely lucky to have those things and where I’m living seems like a nice neighborhood. I still have a lot to unpack, I’m defiantly procrastinating. I did get to paint my bedroom, which is something I haven’t been allowed to do since I was 14!
I’m enjoying the summer weather and got a slight tan though I’m still the palest one in my family by a long shot. I usually just burn no matter how much sunscreen I put on; won’t stop me from laying by the pool though, just won’t be their more than an hour unless I want to look like a tomatoe for a week.
Hope your having a great summer<3
I’ve only used two other pore strips before this, but I’m trying to take really good care of my skin and decided to try these out. The strips are easy to use and since they only stick when their’s water it makes for an easy application.
Before:After:My brother is in town for awhile, so I’m making him my test dummy for a while. He’s a great brother to actually let me test these on him and the results were pretty good. my brother had a few pimples on his nose, those were popped before I placed the strip on his nose for better application. The instructions were easy to follow, but it didn’t pull as much out as other strips. His nose is a little red in the after picture, because I took it right after he used the strip, but the redness went away after a little while. Their is definitely a difference in his skin and in all fairness he doesn’t take incredible care of his skin, so over time using these their would be a bigger improvement.
I also tried the strips after my brother, but not much came out of my nose. I was actually quite pleased by this, as I’ve been working so hard on my skin these past few weeks. I did notice a slight difference, my pores looked smaller and it also took off some dead skin. I have extremely sensitive skin and the strips didn’t cause any irritation, so that is a huge win for me.
I would rate this a 7/10 it’s a good product and if I could change one thing I would make it slightly bigger, so it went on my cheeks as well as my nose. Also it didn’t seem to get the blackheads on the side of the nose very well. They were almost their, but I won’t be purchasing them again. I still like this company and will be trying some of their other pore strips. These particular strips aren’t for me, but if you only a few blackheads, it will probably work really well for you.
Link to strips: https://www.biore.com/en-US/breakup-with-blackheads/pore-strips
I hope you found this post helpful x
Summer has always been one of my favorite seasons. The warmth, getting to see friends, and I tend to travel more during the summer. I’ve traveled almost every summer since I was five and always loved it! I have so many great memories from summer and hopefully I’ll make some more this year. This is also my first summer as an adult(if I can be considered an adult). Is 18 an adult? I feel like at 18 you’re in-between being a teenager and an adult, but that’s not what this post is about, sorry I tend to ramble. Here are a few things I will be using constantly throughout this summer!
Swimsuits- I love spending my summer by the pool, so swimsuits are an obvious must
Polaroid Camera- I’m planning on taking lots of cute shots this summer!
CC or BB cream, E.L.F. concealer, and Too Faced Funfetti blush- These are great for creating a natural summer look
Sea-salt spray and Hair rings- Beach waves and braids are two of my favorite summer hairstyles and these just help achieve the perfect look
Shorts, Flip flops, and Foot jewelry- I only recently started wearing four jewelry and now I’m obsessed with it. It’s the perfect accessory to complete my summer look. During the summer I practically live in shorts and flip flops are my go-to for when I’m heading to the pool.
Sunglasses- I have really sensitive eyes and without sunglasses I will spend the day squinting. I also just love sunglasses and probably have way to many pairs
Sunscreen and Sunhat’s- I burn extremely easily, so I try to be really careful, and make sure I have sun protection. Tanning doesn’t work for me, instead of getting a sun-kiss glow, I end up looking like a tomato threw up on me. Weather you burn easily or not sunscreen is a good idea.
I hope you liked this post and have a great summer<3
I’ve been dealing with cystic acne for about a year and normal mild acne since I was eleven. I’m not entirely sure why my acne got worse so late, I was almost 17 when it got really bad. Even though I started getting spots when I was eleven, I didn’t start washing my face until I was 13 and I stopped when I was fourteen for about a year a half. When my acne started getting worse I started washing my face, but it just continued to get worse. I stated trying different products, though unfortunately nothing worked. A few months ago I decided to start really trying to get rid of my acne. I was always trying to hide my face with my hair and didn’t want my picture taken. Since I have lots of allergies I have to do a lot of research on every product I try and I decided to try a more natural route so I would know what was going into the products I’m putting on my skin. I don’t wear makeup everyday, but when I do I use two cotton balls and Micellar water to remove my makeup. If I’m not wearing makeup I start my routine by pulling my hair up and washing my face. I’ve been using clean and clear for three years. I’m currently looking for a more everyday face wash that works well for me, but this is what I’m using right now. It leaves my skin feeling clean and I like the smell.I make my own eye cream, it’s just to reduce dark circles and puffiness. I have the recipe hereAfter I wash my face I use rose water as a toner. It’s refreshing and now is one of my favorite steps in my skincare routine. At first I didn’t get the point of using a toner, but I starting noticing a difference in my skin, so I researched why it’s good to use a toner. It is now an essential part of my skin care routine. I read that coconut oil is a great moisturizer, but with some people it clogged their pores, causing more acne. I decided to try it and was really surprised and happy when I noticed improvement(I didn’t really expect it to work).
My skin has been improving and I’m really happy with the way it looks right now. If you have any good face wash recommendations please leave them in the comments as I have been trying to find one for awhile now. All the products in this post are gluten and dairy free, allergies can be very annoying, but its usually easy to find alternatives that work for you.
Hope you enjoyed this post x
I have tried a few e.l.f. products before, but I was at the drugstore and decided to test a few more out. E.l.f. has great prices, so if their products end up working well that would be a huge win. I did a review of one of their eyeshadow pallets here.Illuminating Palette: For the price this product isn’t bad, but it isn’t something I would reach for on daily basis. The highlight isn’t bad, but the palette doesn’t have great pigmentation. It looked nice, you just have to use more than you think to get it to show up well. Everyday Lash Collection: I didn’t like these falsies. I won’t pretend to be great at applying false lashes, but I could not get these to stay. No matter how much glue I put on it was not going to stay. I like the look of the lashes, just use a different eye lash glue. The pack came with two different eyelashes, but I only got the ones in the picture to work. They also come with a pair of tweezers to help you apply the lashes. Molten Liquid eyeshadow: The color is actually really nice. I’m thinking about getting the gold one as well because I think it will be perfect for Christmas and winter in general. It blends really easily and keeps its color. I don’t use glittery eyeshadow often because I end up with it all over my face by the end of the day, but this stays in place while still giving you a little sparkle. I was worried that the eyeshadow wouldn’t blend well, but I had no problems. It blended easily and was buildable, probably my favorite product from this haul!Concealer: I got this in ivory and was worried about the shade when I opened it. I almost didn’t try it because it looked to dark for my skin tone, but once I blended it, the color matched my skin really well. I’ve never used a concealer like this one before and I was pleasantly surprised. It has a creamy texture and blends easily. It hides blemishes well and it does help with dark circles though I like to using something lighter to brighten up under my eyes. I think I’ll be using this more often to cover up my blemishes. I’ll especially be using this during the summer as it looks really natural.Concealer on left and liquid eyeshadow on the right
Illuminating Palette: http://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/illuminating-palette
Everyday Lashes: No longer sell these exact lashes
Molten Liquid Eyeshadow: http://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/aqua-beauty-molten-liquid-eyeshadow
What’s your favorite E.L.F. product? I’m always looking for good products to try.
Hope you liked the post x