Monday, 14 September 2015

A recent discovery

Hey Guys I hope you are all well!

Today I am talking about a little gem I recently discovered. Estee Lauder's 'Perfectly Clean: Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/ Purifying Mask' works wonders. I had zero to no cleansing products unless I decided to keep using face wipes (which we all know isn't good for anyone's skin), so I ventured out to the beauty world once again. I stumbled upon this through one of Estee Lauder's gift pack sets and am so glad a) I needed a new cleanser and b) I decided to give it a go.

Let us talk about the make up removal function first. I will admit the Clinique soap/ liquid face wash comes at a wonderful second thus far, but boy this cleanser gives other products a run for their money. You don't need a lot to get the product working, about a 10 cent piece will do the trick. The consistency is quite creamy and lathers well. I use it for my whole face and wait for it... my eyes as well! I know what you are thinking, doesn't it hurt your eyes or not get all your make up off? 

If you apply the product correctly to your eyelids, keeping them closed tightly until you have rinsed it off with water, you shouldn't feel stinging. It removes all my eye make up including waterproof mascara and eyeliner. 

Moving onto the cleaning function, this really does leave my face feeling squeaky clean. It recommends for normal/combination skin which I would mostly agree with. This would be much too drying for an individual who has very dry skin, however an individual with extremely oily skin would find this works well. 

I wonder whether there will ever be a product that is 100% perfect, perhaps in the future. 'Perfectly Clean' does a great job I think for what is currently on the market.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The changing of seasons

Hi all! It has been quite some time since I have posted here. Once again my new job and University have taken over. My days are filled with reading, writing, absorbing visual content and spending time with loved ones. It is a nice feeling to have a routine and be constantly productive. Have you felt inspired lately? Let me know in the comments below x

Monday, 22 June 2015

All the light we cannot see

This week I wanted to do a novel review as I recently finished Anthony Doerr's All the light we cannot see. A friend and I recently started a book club with a couple of others. She thought this would be a wonderful first read and I have to say it truly was. Doerr's novel is based around the  characters of Werner and Marie-Laure. Two people living different lives in separate countries that find their way to one another. The fast paced nature of the novel made it thoroughly enjoyableThe style reminded me of Ian McEwan's Atonement, very descriptive and detailed. It was a novel that allowed me to enjoy the richness of literature and the fulfilment it can give a reader. There was a niche link between a beautiful storyline and the horrors of World War II. The reader is able to gain a glimpse of the harsh terrors of War and the way it affects individuals, families and towns. Doerr intertwined each of the characters' lives perfectly, giving each one a purpose to the story.  I enjoyed reading the development of the plot as it moved back and forth between the year and individual. On completion of this novel I was able to understand why Doerr allowed himself over five hundred pages to explore with; creating a slow build up of heightened anticipation gave the plot a sense of purpose. I definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys an easily understanding and rich storyline.