Sunday, 31 March 2019

Face Mask Favourites

Face masks are a great way to relax and also give your skin that bit of TLC it deserves, every blogger and his dog probably own a stash of face masks and I am no different, I have every variety you can think of from clay masks to sheet masks and everything in between but there are 3 stand out face masks that I find myself reaching for over and over again. 

Soap and Glory No clogs allowed self heating deep pore detox mask:

The first one is my absolute favourite and has been for a while! Its the Soap and Glory No clogs allowed self heating deep pore detox mask, it retails for £11.50 but trust me its well worth the price! Not only does a small little tube last me ages but the way my skin feels afterwards is amazing! The packaging is nothing really special but I quite like the simplicity of it and its perfect for use on the go which is really important for me since I do travel a lot!

I am always so impressed with the results from this mask, my skin feels smooth, soft and clean! No other masks that I have ever used make my skin feel as clean as this one does which I love. I try and use this mask regularly and can see a noticeable difference and visibility of blackheads and spots (which is just a huge bonus for me too!)

Soap and Glory fab pore 2-in-1 facial mask and peel: 

Again another Soap and Glory product but honestly I have not found a face mask brand that works as well as these!

So not only do I use this face mask but this is Harry's favourite aswell... I've got him well trained in the pamper night routine and him normally asks now when we are doing one! So this face mask costs £10 and comes in a little pot rather than a tube. I tend not to take this one with me as much when I'm travelling purely because a tube is easier and fits into a case better.

The smell of this mask I must admit isn't my favourite but after a few uses I hardly even notice that now. I mainly apply this to my T - Zone along with any other places I have a few extra spots. The texture is really thick and creamy and trust me with this product a little goes a long way! I find that this face mask not only clears my pores and gets out all the nasty things in my pores but it also does a brilliant job at exfoliating my skin!

With this mask you have the option to leave it on for 5 minutes for a quick cleanse or 15 for a deep cleanse and then remove. This is something that is quite simple in theory but I love as it means I can still do a Face mask even if I don't have much time!

Simple kind to skin Pollution protect face mask: 

Now I must admit I was never a huge lover of a sheet mask... I hate the sensation and first and to be completely honest it used to make me feel a little bit sick (Not sure why it just did!) But my friend recommended I tried the simple range.

At first I was a bit put off by the fact it was a sheet mask but in the end I gave it a go and I am so so glad I did! I absolutely love this mask, this is more of a mask for when you need a pick me up and a bit of moisture back in your skin.

I find that these are the perfect thing to pop into my carry on bags for planes, since I do a lot of travelling on planes this really helps to keep my skin looking and feeling hydrated whilst also adding a natural glow! 

This mask costs £2.99 which is incredible and many a time can be found on a 3 for 2 offer, the only downside to sheet masks is that you can only use them once but this is the one I always use if I want to give my skin a bit of a boost!

So those are a few of my favourite face masks, I would love to hear in the comments what yours are!

Sunday, 24 March 2019

My Perfect Sunday

Now I love nothing more than staying in on a Sunday especially in winter when it’s cold and wet outside and just knowing I’m inside nice, warm and snuggly!

To start with I wake up, put the kettle on and make some breakfast I’ll then usually as a treat take it back to bed and have a read/ comment through some blogs, Sunday is the day I really put time aside to focus on my blog but also to check out new bloggers and reading through their latest blog posts.

After I have had my breakfast and read a few posts I will have a shower and get changed into some comfy clothes which normally consists of pyjama bottoms, knitted jumper and fluffy socks! 

Sunday’s are also my odd job days so if I’ve got any tidying to do or anything I’ll do it leisurely throughout the day. Whilst doing this I'll put on a good playlist of the songs I have been loving recently and normally sing at the top of my lungs whilst doing the jobs. One of my favourite jobs to do is to wake up and put fresh sheets on my bed because then later I can get into a clean bed which I love! 

I know I am still using my christmas mug but its because its the perfect shape for hot chocolate! 

Sundays are also a bit of a pamper day for me so I will normally light some candles in the evening and then I'll pop a face mask on before watching a few series on Netflix and settle down with a hot chocolate. 

So that is my average Sunday routine, let me know in the comments what your Sunday routine is! 

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Girlfriend Tag

So a few months ago we did a Boyfriend Tag, which you can read here and Harry has been pestering me ever since for me to answer some questions, so I sent him off with a note book and these are the answers he came back with! Lets see who knows each other best! 

   What is my shoe size?

Gem – You are a size 12! Big big feet compared to my little size 6

 Harry - Indeed I do have freak’s feet. It’s a nightmare to get shoes that fit

    What drink do I always order?

Gem - It would either be a Tsingtao if they have it, after that some sort of beer or if you were going non alcoholic a coke

 Harry - Bang on. My favorite beer that.

Where would I most love to travel to?

Gem  - Copacabana!

 Harry - I’m not sure if I ever mentioned that, I think I might have done haha

What am I deathly afraid of?

Gem  - Dying I would say is your first one, followed by spiders and loosing me?

 Harry - Perfect answer. They all equally scare the living daylights out of me

  Where was our first trip together?

Gem - Well fun story about this one isn’t there?! Well Harry and I had spent the day together and then his friend picks him up to go to a gig in Liverpool, I then head home about to jump in the shower when Harry rings saying do I want to come as there is a spare ticket so I quickly get myself in the car and drive down only to turn up and be told it was an overnight… I hadn’t packed a toothbrush or anything!

 Harry - Well I had heard that girls like spontaneity and was playing on that. It turned out to be rather fun I thought in the end, although where we were staying was a right old dump.  

  What is my favourite video game?

Gem  - I’m not sure If this counts but I would have said Guitar hero or proper video game Fifa.

Harry - All valid answers, it’s a toss up between fifa and GTA V probably just edging towards GTA V that being said I do take my guitar hero probably too seriously

What’s my favourite city?

Gem – I’m sure we have never fully talked about this so going to go out on a whim and say Manchester?

Harry - For England it is indeed Manchester, abroad id have to say… probably… oo that’s a tough one. If I had to say right here right now.. Salzburg

 What is my weirdest interest?

Gem – I don’t think you have anything particularly weird, you just once you find something get very into it!

Harry – I’m not really a weird interest sort of chap. Does Little Mix count?

What TV Show do I like but you hate?

Gem – where to start?! Hahaha the main one I would say is Big mouth, but see I am perfect because when I fall asleep early you can watch all of this!

Harry - Ah yes Big Mouth haha, then there’s also Paradise PD, Ideal, MOTD. I could go on

If I was an animal which one would I be?

Gem – ohhh this is quite hard! I would say a monkey!

Harry - Fun fact the answer used to be a Cobra.

 Who is the more dominant one in the relationship?

Gem – we are a very relaxed couple, really easy going and everything so I would say we both share it!

Harry - We do make a good team, nahhh no one is really in charge we don’t really worry about that sort of thing.

What is the first thing that I do in the morning?

Gem – turn your alarm off several times till you’ve overslept?! No maybe give me a cuddle or if I’m not there sit and scroll on your phone for a bit.

Harry - Im not a morning person at all – if anything I hate them, so yeah I’ll do anything to avoid waking up. I do not like the sound of an alarm

If I could live anywhere in the world where would I live?

Gem  - Costa Rica?

Harry - Best place in the world that it’s a paradise with beer for a dollar a bottle. Its beautiful.

 I’m making a sandwich, what would be on it?

Gem – first of all I have never ever seen you make a sandwich apart from a bacon sandwich so that one? Unless I’ve asked you for a tuna one!

Harry - Anything that’s full of meat so yeah bacon would be a good shout. Whatever youre having id tend to have that.

 What’s my worst habit?

Gem – I wouldn’t say you have any bad habits, nothing stands out anyway.

Harry - I do try anyway to not do anything toooooo irritating

Who said I love you first?

Gem  - You did after attempting to a few times! 

Harry - I was so nervous that first time I tried to but thought it was too early and dint think you would react well so I had to bail. Think it worked out rather well.

 I’m ordering pizza what does it have on it?

Gem - Meat…. Tons and tons of meat! Something like a mighty meaty from Dominoes 

 Harry - Meat. Anything meaty. Mighty meaty, texas bbq, metalicious. All meat all the time. Im a relapsed vegetarian.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

10 Fun Facts About Me!

So in general day to day life I bloody love a good fun fact probably much to everyones annoyance since I am constantly saying it! So I thought it would be really nice to share some little facts about me that you might not know!

1. I am a huge lover of all things crime, whether its watching the latest crime documentary or crime book I am obsessed and love to guess whose done it or give my opinion to anyone around willing to listen! 

2. I can't wrap present to save my life - over the years I have got better at it... so long as its a box shape other than that nope I have not got a clue and so love the fact you can buy such pretty present gift bags! 

3. Speaking of presents I don't like people watching me open presents but I love watching other people! 

4. I am a observer - now this sounds proper creepy but I promise you it isn't! I love to just sit in a cafe and watch the world go by and just take in my surroundings and watch people going about their day and making me own little stories of what they could be doing! 

5. I once got banned from toothpaste! So for my 6 weeks summer holidays I used to spend it with my grandad in the lake district I absolutely loved it but one year I started eating my toothpaste like it was a sweet and got it taken off me! 

6. I have never owned an ipod up until last year when harry brought me one as a welcome home present... It has been well worth the wait I love it! 

7. I used to canoe on a weekly basis and did a 20 mile charity canoe race to raise money and awareness for breast cancer care. 

8. I have the same dream before and during when I am poorly and its the worst dream EVER and makes me feel even more sick! 

9. Mint is my favourite flavour whether its chocolate, ice cream or hot chocolates even scent I just bloody love it! 

10. I used to be scared of spiders till I met Harry and he is even worse than I was so I stepped up and became chief Spider hunter (I pick them up and place them safely outside!) 

Leave me an interesting fact about yourself in the comments I would love to know! 

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Places I want to visit

In my job I am extremely fortunate that I get to travel the world for a living and wake up and see new places pretty much everyday and it is something that I still wake up and can't believe! I have been to so many incredible places and really have caught the travelling bug but there are still a number of places that are on my travel wishlist and so I thought I would share those with you today!

1. Philippines
This has been quite high on my list for a while now and I would absolutely love to go there. I have met quite a few people who are from the Philiipines and the stories and pictures they have are incredible! 

2. Vietnam
Another place where I have had friends visit, it looks incredible and is high up on my list. 

3. New Zealand
This has become a rather recent addition to my travel wishlist, I would love to go to the little hobbit houses and just see the beautiful scenery New Zealand has to offer. 

4.  Bali
This is just one of those places that I am forever lusting over! The photographs that I see and everything just looks so perfect and majestic and its again one of my top places to go! 

5. Chile -
 I would love to explore South America as a whole but would especially love to visit Chile and see the Fjords that they have to offer! 

So those are 5 of the places that are top of my travel list! Let me know in the comments what yours would be!