Clearasil Superfruits Refreshing Pads

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Clearasil's Superfruits Refreshing Pads are currently my all time favourite skin care product. I thought I'd start by saying that before I go into this rave review. Up until recently I've never really had to battle with acne or spots, my whole teenage life I rarely had more than a tiny pimple, but as I've got older and...let's be honest...a lot more unhealthier, my skin has suffered slightly.

I tend to only get spots when I'm stressed out. They come at the worst times, one popped up a few days before Paris, one popped up when I started Uni and one appeared right before I started Uni. With everything all happening at once my skin and health sort of snowballed. No wonder I got a few disgusting spots.

When I went to Superdrug I had no idea what kind of treatment I wanted. I didn't want to be faffing around with loads of different skin products. I didn't want to have to spend a million hours cleansing and toning and washing, just to get rid of a few measily imperfections. With that in mind, I found Clearasil's "daily clear" Superfruits range. I picked up the refreshing pads because I thought they seemed easiest. Pads that cleanse and exfoliate all in one?! Perfect.


The pads are a lot like nail varnish remover pads. They are covered in the product til they are soaked and they smell...well strange. Strange in a nice way though. All you have to do is drag the pad across your face and rub in small circles to exfoliate and cleanse at the same time. It really is as easy as that.

Amazingly after two or three uses of these pads, my spots had vanished. I was so surprised at how quickly this product gets to work and I was really so impressed. The pads have been an absolute godsend because not only do they combat your spots and acne but they work wonders in removing your makeup with just one pad. I have been using these twice daily now since the end of September and I have really seen how much my skin has improved!
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Life Through My Phone - September/October

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Happy life update day *looks around an empty room because nobody cares*. The one thing I'm always consistent with is taking photos on my phone and uploading them all onto the internet, so it seems fair that I upload them all on here as well. It's been a strange two months and apart from Paris and my birthday I've not really done anything or seen anybody. It's so annoying and sad but I just don't have the money and with Uni starting up again I just don't have the time for a life either. Hopefully things will get back to normal.

Recently I've been having a bit of a crap time at Uni, I mean...I'm ALWAYS having a crap time at Uni, it is just awful, but this time I'm on the verge of quitting forever. If I wasn't in my final year I'd run for the hills. Having to do something I hate so very, very much is mentally and physically draining and I cannot wait til it's over. Just a few months left.

In my spare time I've been doing loads of crafts and by doing loads of crafts I actually mean that I've been putting glitter on EVERYTHING. I've also been designing comic book shoes and I'm really enjoying myself just making whatever I want. I think my creativity block has finally gone! It's about time!


I also invested in an Xbox One which I have been playing NON STOP. I think I may actually be addicted. Most of the above photographs are from September. I haven't really put any order to these photos but oh well. You live and you learn!  

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Hair Tips For The Colder Months

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As the weather gets colder in Britain, our hair routine is going to need to be taken up a notch. During the winter months your hair is super vulnerable to losing shine and moisture but thankfully there are some great ways to keep your hair feeling nourished and healthy in the up-coming months. 

Hair oil is your best friend : I love hair oil, it's wonderful for taming and fixing my dead-ends. It's also great for making your hair look shiny and full of moisture which is perfect for Winter when your hair looks sad and dry. 

Water : It may be an obvious one but drinking loads and loads of water is going to make your hair (and your whole body) feel great. Hydration is the best way to combat lifeless hair, trust me, you'll really see the difference. 

Have a trim : Make sure you get all your dead ends snipped off your hair and say goodbye to Sun damage! 

Heat protection : During winter you may not want to wait for your hair to dry naturally so to protect your hair from damage caused by heated appliances use a heat protective spray or cream. Just massage the product in with your fingers before drying and styling your hair to help retain moisture and shine.

Switch your shampoo : Another way to retain moisture is to swap your normal shampoo for a special moisturising shampoo during the Winter.

Tangle Teaser : Keeping your hair tamed and smooth is a big problem during the colder, windier months so why not invest in a Tangle Teaser? It will provide a gentler way to brush through those knotty ends.

Hat time all the time : To retain heat when it's cold make sure to choose a super cute hat to complete your outfit. It'll also protect your hair against all sorts of wind damage. 
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Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil

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Jumping on the band wagon yet again with these gorgeous lip pencils. The world and his wife are going absolutely crazy for these lip pencils at the moment, so of course, I needed to get myself some of the action! 

These lip pencils are very much like the NARS matte lip pencils although Maybelline's version are a little smaller in size and the NARS pencils are in plastic packaging rather than wood. Apart from that they are an extremely similar product, and the Maybelline version is a lot cheaper! 

Currently there is 9 shades in the collection which range from nudes to pinks to reds. Unfortunately in my local Boots they were only stocking four of the shades, so I only managed to pick up "Love My Pink" and "Light It Up". Love Me Pink does exactly what it says on the tin and is a lovely bright pink shade. Light It Up is more of a classic red shade and is my personal favourite as it looks fantastic on my pale skintone! 


I have to say that I am absolutely in love with these lip pencils. For £4.99 you really cannot fault the quality and they can be used as both a lip-liner and a lipstick. The pigmentation is incredible, in fact they might have the strongest pigmentation I've ever seen in a lip product. They also have such a gorgeous velvety texture which feels smooth and silky on the lips. Staying power is fantastic as well - because it's a pencil there is barely any feathering and the product seems to stay on your lips for ages! My only complaint is that after a few hours it can make your lips feel a tiny bit dry but it's not really that big of a deal as you can just use some Vaseline over the top if it's really bothering you that much. 

I'm definitely going to be investing in the whole collection because I just love these lip pencils so, so much. What do you think? Have you tried them out yet? 

You can get your hands on Maybelline's lip pencils by popping into your nearest Boots or Superdrug.
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My Birthday In Paris

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As you may or may not already know, for my 23rd birthday (gosh, I'm getting old) my lovely, gorgeous boyfriend took me to Paris for a few days. It was an absolutely glorious trip, the weather was top notch, our hotel was extremely posh and we had such an amazing time. If I had to sum it up in three words: BEST TRIP EVER! It was literally the best birthday I have ever had and I've never felt so happy and so at peace as I did in Paris.

I'm not going to write a lot, mostly because I'm lazy and I've got tons of Uni work to catch up on - so be warned - this post is extremely picture heavy! I'll let the photographs do all the talking!


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BlackMilk Dresses - Real VS Fake

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As a blogger, I know that BlackMilk are pretty much everyone's favourite clothing brand and up until recently I'd not had the pleasure of wearing one of their designs. Not to mention the fact that I've never really been able to afford anything from them. Their designs are always on-point, so fashionable and versatile, and I've spent many an hour starring at their website hoping and praying one day I'd have enough money to own one of their drop-dead gorgeous dresses. 

With any popular brand there is always going to be fakes. For me, this isn't such a bad thing (though I know many others wouldn't agree). I just think it's essential that designs should be available for the mass market and at a fair enough price. Plus, let's be honest, BlackMilk aren't the only company on the internet that make these sorts of dresses in these sorts of materials. It's a copy of a copy of a copy and aren't at all original. Which brings me to the question - why do we find copies to be such a bad thing when really everything is a copy anyway? 

I personally now own two BlackMilk dupes and one original BlackMilk dress, so I feel like I can at least give you an honest review on each of these. This way you can make your own mind up about buying fakes. In this post I'm only going to be looking at the quality and design of each of the dresses, how they were made is a completely different and moral thing and that's for you to decide and not for me to dictate. 


I don't know if you can tell from the first photograph which two are fake and which one is real. The real one is the absolutely gorgeous Beauty & The Beast dress which is now sitting in my wardrobe waiting for my birthday on Saturday. The other two I bought from one of the many ebay dress sellers out there. The lowest quality of the fakes in my opinion is the Lord Of The Rings map dress. You can tell this is a cheaply made dress as the print is quite wishy-washy and pixely. It's also got a bit of a strange shape to it so if you're lacking in the boob and bum department this dress could look too big on you. It's definitely designed more for the curvier lady. Regardless I still really like it, the dress looks fantastic on photographs and unless you looked really carefully you wouldn't know this was a fake. Plus it cost my about £5 instead of £47....so I can't really complain about it! 


The second dupe is this Zombie Nation dress. This was a really popular design for BlackMilk a while back but is no longer stocked by them, so I had to find it elsewhere. Googling Galaxy Milk will find you thousand of BlackMilk rip-offs on Ebay, some good, some bad. This one is a lot better than the Lord Of The Rings dress. 

Firstly the material is very similar to BlackMilk's material. It's so silky and soft and feels like it is of quite good quality. For me there is only two small differences between this dress and the real one - 1. the pattern is a little bit pixely, though not to the same degree as the Lord Of The Rings dress. You can clearly tell what is on this dress and it looks great. It's just the black colours are a bit greyer, that's all. 2. The dress fits differently to BlackMilk's. The top part of the dress is a lot longer than it should be therefore making the dress more midi than mini. It doesn't look bad though and I think it would be fine for taller people! I'm just super short. 


Finally, the real deal! I'm pretty sure you can tell just from these pictures how brilliant the quality is. The design is crisp and bold, there's no pixels and no wishy-washyness. It's literally so perfect. The material is great and you can tell it's high quality but then of course it should be for the price! This bad boy was over £50 and took three weeks to arrive.

In my personal opinion I think if you can afford it and you are willing to wait then you should definitely go for the real deal. The quality of the others just doesn't compare to how fantastic the real deal is. But of course, not everyone has £50 to waste on one piece of clothing, and not everyone wants to wait a month for it to arrive, which is completely fair enough. There's nothing ridiculously wrong with the fakes, they are completely wearable and very pretty. Plus for the cheap price they are absolute steals and I'd never try to put someone off wearing a fake. 

What do you think about fakes? Would you buy one? 
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Bleach London Rose Shampoo & Conditioner

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Before I start this review I just want to point out how much I ummed and ahhed over buying these products. Obviously I know a lot about purple shampoo and how it tones your hair but never before had I heard of pink or "rose" shampoo or what it was used for. In the end, my need for candy floss hair with minimum damage took priority and I decided to pay £6 each for these products. When I got home, I couldn't find many reviews for them online. In fact I think I managed to find two, so once again I started to worry that this was one of those products that there was no need for and I kept telling myself it wasn't going to work. I don't know why I'm so negative all the time, I just hated the thought of spending money on something that was going to be an absolute pile of rubbish.

Regardless of my fears I decided to stick it on my head and hope for the best. I'm so glad I did.

First things first, I love how simple Bleach London's packaging is on all of their products. These little bottles of hair dye/toner look so cute and fit perfectly in my bathroom. They also hold a lot of dye/toner and you can usually get a few applications out of them. Bleach London products also have a lovely floral smell which is such a nice change from normal hair dyes - there's no icky smells here, just a pleasant application experience. 

Both of the shampoo and conditioner are extremely pink toned, much like a purple/silver shampoo they are quite thin and apply easily onto the hair. On the back of the bottle they both suggest wetting your hair first then applying the shampoo. You have to lather the shampoo into your hair and leave it for 5-10 minutes, then wash and apply conditioner to which you also leave on for another 5-10 minutes. It's a little bit of a tedious process and a lot like dying your actual hair, but it's definitely worth it. 

The first time I used this product I wasn't expecting any sort of colour change. You don't tend to get a tone change the first few times you use purple shampoo so I really didn't think there would be any change. But sure enough once I'd dried my hair you could tell that the lighter sections of blonde had gone a very pale shade of pink. It looked lovely and was a great start to my pink toning experience. 

I have used both the shampoo and conditioner every time I have washed my hair over the last few days and slowly but surely my hair colour has built up. I won't lie and tell you that my hair is bright pink but I know this is because I have dark strawberry blonde hair. Seeing how this toner reacts to the lighter parts of my hair makes me believe that your whole head of hair is light blonde or bleach blonde this shampoo and conditioner will work fantastically on you! For me, however, I'm having to deal with baby pink streaks on peach hair - it looks cute but I'd prefer it all to be pink!
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