Sunday, 26 April 2015

Pro Activ: Final Summary

Sorry this is a bit late but as they say: "Better late than never".




My final thoughts on ProActiv+:

Pro's: I don't have any more dry patches round my eyebrows or nose. It's left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. The Pore Targeting Treatment Facial Cream was my fave product, that really did bring all the crap that was stuck in my pores out.

Con's: It was great the first week and a bit but it just stopped working. I started getting spots and blemishes again in the 3rd week of use. I didn't think the cleanser did anything really, I've used cheaper products that have worked better than this.

Would I use this again?: Sad to say that I probably wouldn't use the 3 Step System again. I had really high hopes for it at the start but then it started letting me down. I feel my skin is both better and worse for different reasons. It feels smooth, moisturised and no dry patches but I have more redness, blotches and spots. I'd rather have clear, dry skin than have smooth, spotty skin.

Would I recommend this to anyone?: I would say to anyone to give it a go because my sister used this last year and her skin was fabulous for using it.

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Discovery Box: Spring 2015

The Discovery Box by The Fragrance Shop is a quarterly subscription which is £5 on a rolling contract which can be cancelled at any time. Not only do you receive multiple samples of perfume but you also get money off vouchers for the full sized versions of the enclosed samples.

Below are this quarter's scents:

Hugo Women Eau de Parfum - I love this fragrance anyway. I reviewed it back last month as a Fragrance of the Week. It's an amazing all rounder perfect for any age. Read my full review here.

Givenchy Very Irr├ęsistible - Very girly! Very Florally! Not very me but I know this would be someone who is very girly's signature scent.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Eau Fraiche - I really love the citrussy notes in this. It's such a fresh smelling fragrance. There is a slight florally undertone but it's not overpowering.

Versace Eros Pour Femme - This is definitely a scent for the more mature woman. It's definitely a scent that's going to make a statement when worn.

Dolce & Gabana Floral Drops  Eau de Toilette - As you can probably tell I am not a massive fan of floral scents but this is nice. It is florally but it isn't like mad flowers like jasmine and bergamot but it's dafodils and water lily which are a refreshing change. Definitely the perfect spring fragrance and my favourite out of this box.

Stella McCartney Eau De Toilette - This is definitely a party fragrance. Perfect for Saturday night. The citrus tones in this make the smell pop!

Versace Eros - This is not going to make me fall weak at the knees. It's not nice, I would not let Lee (the boyf) or my dad wear this as it's not pleasant at all. It's too overpowering and really does not agree with my nostrils. Sorry Versace, this one's a dud!

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Today I went to my first ever food and drink festival. My sister and brother-in-law rave about the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival every year and this year I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

To start with we got there early and got our tickets and goody bags. Tickets cost £5 and the contents of the goody bag were - Vimto Extra Concentrate Juice, Typhoo Tea Bags, Popchips, Bear Alphabite Cereal and some Kheils and Carmex samples.

Inside the atmosphere was amazing, food lovers all together. It's something that just seems magical. I loved it all (even if it was a bit muddy) the smells, the sounds and the way everyone was just in the best mood.

Our first stop was Street Dawg Co. for a hot dog with crispy onions with ketchup and mustard. I was starving but this was literally my favourite food of the day. All I've wanted for ages is a hot dog and even though so simple it was perfect! Tasted amazing, perfectly juicy and yummy all at the same time. We scoffed this so quick we were starved!!

We then went on to have a Waffle on a stick, probs the most unique of all the foods we ate today. They were made by Poffertjes King who also make little dutch pancakes. Our waffles were smothered in Nutella and covered with sprinkles. It was a little piece of heaven on a stick!

We were alternating with savoury and sweet. Me and Lee LOVE MEAT!! Like proper LOVE it! We seen a place that was smoking meats! Gaucho BBQ was smoking Rib Eye Beef and BBQ Lamb, they were very forthcoming with the samples, so natually we decided to get some treats from them. My sister got a Lamb Burger with a Garlic Conserve and we got a Rib Eye Steak burger it was so good, absolutely delicious. Probably the most tender meat I've ever tasted. I'm so gutted Gaucho is in Devon otherwise I'd be there!

Churros Susanna! was our next stop. I don't usually like churros but these were delicious! The hot dipping chocolate was the perfect combination of bitter and sweetness. The only critique I had was that there wasn't enough cinnamon on them.

Our final stop for the eating portion of our day was the Oh So British Kitchen for a Pork Belly burger. I wasn't overly impressed with it but Lee really seemed to enjoy it. I think I was thirsty so decided to try a Harry Brompton's Raspberry and Cucumber Alcoholic Iced Tea which was lovely and refreshing, it was lovely. I regretted not buying a little 4 pack of them.(Remember you have to be over the age of 18 to consume alcohol: Drink Responsibly). Kelly and Her Lee got a Curry and a massive Pizza with Chorizo and Mushrooms which looked nice but not my bag.

I decided I wanted to take my other sister home a treat and she loves chocolate cake and I seen the most amazing brownies from Treats Bake Shop. Bought 4 MASSIVE brownies for £9 and they are literally the best brownies I've ever had. I got a Salted Caramel (pictured), two Nutella Hazlenut and an Oreo Brownie. Absolutely amazing, have looked them up and if I'm ever in Middlewich in Cheshire I will be popping in to get some more!

As Lee doesn't like brownies, I knew exactly what to get him instead. A Black Forest cake from The Little Round Cake Company who I knew from their amazing meuringues in Selfridge's. Lee really enjoyed his cake when we got home. He ate it so quick I didn't get a chance to get a picture #greedyguts.

Our last stop was Bonny and Blithe who are a small company in South Liverpool that specialise in vintage tea wear. Me, my sisters and my mum all love a cup of tea so we all got an egg in a cup which was a vintage tea cup and saucer with an easter egg inside. My sister and my mum loved them, they made the perfect present and we are now planning to have afternoon tea at home using them. If you're from Liverpool and you love tea and vintage you need to go here!

Overall I had an amazing time and now cannot wait until the Summer Food and Drink Festival! I would definitely recommend it for all foodies! Anyone who appreciates food would have a fab time here.

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ProActiv+ 20 Day Update.

Now I want to be 100% honest with everyone reading this. The second 10 days of ProActiv+ was not as good as the first 10.

It was all going great until day 13 when I broke out really bad on my chin, literally in agony with sore pin prick spots all on my chin and jaw. Really disappointed because it's now day 20 and it's not going away.

My mum says it's probably working deep cleansing my skin pulling all the bad stuff clogged in my pores and bringing it to the surface. I am going to continue it and hope that this is the case.  I'm so disappointed in this section of my 30 days which is why it isn't as thorough as my previous posts. Spent most of my time stressing about my spots.

I'll be back in 10 days with my final review of ProActiv+

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