August Empties

Better late than never, I’m finally getting round to writing up the August Empties post now that we are 2 weeks into the month. Shameful beauty blogger eh?!

Anyway as I’m writing this, it’s a sunny but freezing day and I’m officially 37 weeks pregnant. I love writing my empties post’s as it’s always fun to see how much I’ve managed to clear out that month but also to share my thoughts on different products I’ve used. In August I used up an outstanding 8 products ranging from skincare to body care and it’s now time to share my thoughts.

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Getting myself wedding ready

It is now 7 days until I am a married lady and as I write this post, in exactly 7 days time we will all be sat down at the wedding breakfast enjoying some good food.

The last month has absolutely flown by and everyone is commenting on how the wedding has come round so quick in general. For the last 4 weeks however I have been trying to prep my body for the big day with a big focus on skin and hair.

One of the perks of pregnancy is that your hair and nails grow quicker and I have noticed this with my nails but my hair has decided to do whatever the heck it wants and resembles a shrub most of the time. Don’t get me wrong it’s got the length but sometimes it’s flat but full of static and others it’s like I’ve been dragged through a hedge. John Frieda luxurious volume products have been my go to lately and I’ve found that they’ve helped to tame my mane.

I’ve been using the 3 products above religiously for the past 4 weeks and can hand on heart say my hair definitely has a bit more volume in it. My hair is naturally wavy so unless I get some heat on there, it looks like a lion’s mane but I have definitely seen some improvement in the way it looks.

Now moving onto skin and this has become the bane of my life throughout my pregnancy so far. Hormones have launched a full-scale attack on my mug and spots have set up base. This has meant a complete overhaul of my skin care and even a couple of weeks break from using any products at all.

I decided to go back to using my Dermalogica favourites; the special cleansing gel and multi-active toner. These products have really helped to stop a mass eruption on my face but don’t get me wrong, I am still getting a few spots. These aren’t miracle products at the end of the day! I also added a light moisturiser to my routine: L’oreal Triple active anti shine. I’ve had this product in my stock for a few months and bought it in Wilkinsons on a whim one day but I do love how light it is on the skin and doesn’t feel greasy. It also does mattify the skin which is great for use as a primer before putting on your slap.

The downside of pregnancy is that your hormones are changing all the time so these products all might work at the minute but they may not continue to do so and a switch up may be needed again. For the minute though I am enjoying these products but hope that if you’re reading this and thinking you might give them a try, don’t forget nothing works miracles and it’s all about trial and error sometimes.

Thanks

Laura x

*some of the products in this post were sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and photos are my own*

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My Current Skin Heroes

Happy Sunday everyone!

Although the weather has made several attempts to give us snow, I have had a lovely chilled out day and thought I would post about my current skin heroes. I have crazy skin for a 24 year old and sometimes wake up with skin problems similar to my 16 year old self had! Nightmare I know! Because my skin can sometimes be Oily, Spotty, Dry and Blotchy, I have to be really careful with the products I use. Don’t get me wrong though, I will always try a new product out and test the water but I will know if it’s good or not after about 24 hours. So here are my current heroes:-

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My go to product for removing my make up is Loreal Micellar water. It’s great for dissolving the makeup without being too harsh and leaves my skin still feeling soft and fresh.

I then use a cocoa butter moisturiser to soften my skin some more. My current product is from Wilkinsons and was recommended by my Mum when I was having some severe spotty days. I can hand on my heart say that its fab and proves you should trust your mum, she knows what she’s talking about.

The Superdug CC cream was a find one evening after leaving work and as you can see I use a light shade. This is due to the fact that I am soooo pale and nicknamed Casper by my family. This one is under £5 and I find it gives great coverage for days when I just want a light cover and can’t be doing with applying the full face.

Lastly I use Sudocrem for on the spot treatment to reduce redness on a spot that just magically appears. (Spot’s are great like that aren’t they?!)I normally dab a spot on overnight and it helps for applying makeup in the morning.

All the items above cost less than £5 and I will buy them time and time again. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my post and comment below with your skin care heroes so I can check them out.

Thanks

Laura x

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