Struggling to sleep?

Are you one of those people that struggle to switch off? I am! It’s horrible, I literally have to wait until I fall asleep. But here are some ways that might help you, because they sure did help me! 

1. Putting your phone on charge, do this. But not next to your bed. If you have set an alarm, somewhere close, but not in reaching distance. Turn it facing down, so if you are awake you can’t see if someone has replied or messaged you! This will stop your mind from thinking about all the things it has just seen on your phone. 

2. Camomile Tea this tea is great for sending you to sleep and relaxing you. You won’t notice until about the 3rd time of trying. If it doesn’t work the first time, it’s because things need time to settle in and get used to your body. You need to have patience. 

3. If you have a day off, don’t spend all day in bed. Sit in the living room, go for a walk, just avoid your bed! As comfy as it is, staying in bed isn’t good for your sleep, it confuses the mind slightly as your bed is somewhere you sleep. Not where you eat, drink and watch TV. 

4. Don’t do any games that have to make you think a lot. Read a book instead, this will relax you, instead of making you think about a game and possibly make you stressed if your loosing… you know what I mean! 

I find people just presume that they have a sleeping disorder and get sleeping tablets straight away. You need to try these first because you don’t want to put lots of different tablets in your system, because when you really need them, they won’t have an effect on you. 


I hope this helps! 

XX 

Learning Make-Up?!

We all have different views on what good or amazing make-up is. There are so many different make-up artists that inspire me such as Plouise – who has worked her way up, opening a shop up and doing master classes all over the country and being a down to earth girl because she knows what working hard for something is all about. Then you have Jamie Genevieve, who creates the most wonderful smokey, grungy eye make-up ever! And also loves highlight as much as me!! Also I love Nicole Guerriero, who is funny and so down to earth and loves to do different stuff all the time and doesn’t be boring with her tutorials. 

I think watching tutorials does help you, it gives you hints and tricks on what you could do, or you take what they are doing but do it your own way… if that makes sense?! 

We all learn and the more we learn the better we are. But that doesn’t mean to say the best make up artists are the ones that went to university because they are some of the worse! Practise makes perfect. It’s all about experimenting and trying different stuff out not only to what suits you, but to learn the different make up techniques you can use on yourself and other people. 

If people ever tell you, you can’t make a career from make up. Do not listen to them, because no matter what, if you work your hardest and practise you’ll get to where you want to, you just need to be prepared to work for it. 

The thing everyone judges…. EYEBROWS!

I remember when eyebrow products was in the shop, but was never even bought, it wasn’t a topic of conversation, we didn’t pluck them, we just left them bushy and huge!! Now I realise how much better eyebrows are since drawing them on, for me I need to as a majority of my eyebrow hair has fallen out and I have no idea why, probably over plucking when I was younger, or randomly dying them with hair bleach, but now they won’t grow back! I have the front bit, but no arch. The funny thing about eyebrows is that where ever you go, whoever you look at, you just look at their eyebrows and actually judge them. Some you are like ‘Jesus I wish I could do mine like that’ or your like ‘fuck, what are they!?’ But then you have to think what people would say about yours, I hope they like mine but we all have our bad days where we have one fleeeeeky brow and one a bit not! 

For people that are like me and have little or no hair, I defiantly reccomend the dipbrow promade from Anastasia Beverly Hills, as this stays on FOREVER! Literally lasts all day and longer probably! It’s amazing stuff, I draw my eyebrows on everyday and it lasts me around 1year and 6months. Which is totally worth the money. 

I wouldn’t reccomend the benefit brow whiz promade as when I drew my eyebrows on, I noticed it came off if you touched it, even after setting with a eyebrow gel and using primer and without, I tried a lot of different things to try and make it work, but my brows just wouldn’t say! I love the consistency of the gel but unfortunately for my lack of hair, it doesn’t really do the job. 

I can mix the two products as I find the benefit is better for the front of the brow and then the bit where I have no hair I use the Anastasia dipbrow. 

Is there a brow gel or product you use and works well?! Please let me know I’d love to try some products you reccomend! 

Importance of Removing Your Make-Up Before Sleep

I know a lot of people don’t see the point in removing their make-up before bed, but it’s really bad for your skin. When you put make-up on you are blocking up all your pours and not allowing them to breath, which is a majority of the time where you get blackheads and spots from. By removing your make-you are freeing the pours and allowing them to breath again. 

There are two ways to remove your make-up at night, a quicker way and a more time consuming way. 

Quick Make-Up Removing. If your like me and finish work really late and don’t really want to spend 30 minutes taking your make-up off, the best way is to get a few cotton pads and I am currently using the Garnier Micellar Clensing Water, you can either be generous or use a little at a time, depends on how you want to use it. Personally I soak the pad and then swipe it over my face using circular motions, once the first side is full, I swap over to the clean side of the cotton pad and do the same. Once I think I have all my make up off, I then use another cotton pad and go all over my face, checking I haven’t missed spots and that I have got all my make up off. 1 pad for the eyes, one eye per side, one per cheek and one for the forehead and chin and then a final pad to check it’s all off! I find this is the best way after a long day in work or your just not in the mood for a longer cleansing. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and super soft! And most of all I have stopped coming out in as many spots since I have been using the micellar water. Its the way forward. 


More Timing Make-Up Removing. When you spend more time removing your make-up, you are just adding more care to your skin. I firstly start by washing my face, with a fragrance free hand soap, dove is the one I love to use. Then I use my Lush coffee scrub and work it into my skin using circular motions and then add a second layer and leave it for about 5-10 minutes as a face mask. I then rince this off with like warm water. Then depending how much make-up I have been wearing the past couple of days, I will sometimes get a cotton pad and the micellar water and just give my face a quick once over with it. If not I move straight onto moisturiser, this varies which one I use, as it depends how my skin is feeling, if I feel a bit sensitive I will use sanctuary or Clinique. If my skin is feeling normal I will use Ted Baker body lotion. 

I try not to use items with fragrance in them because they can end up irritating your skin, so just be careful if you do. This is why I only use the Ted Baker when my skin is feeling fine and not sensitive. 

If you are cleaning your skin for the first time, whether using the quick or more time consuming method, don’t be shocked if you come out in spots or blackheads the next day, it’s just because your skin isn’t used to being clean and cleansed, if you keep on top of it, you will notice a huge difference in your skin! Trust me… I have! 
Micellar Water 

http://www.boots.com/garnier-micellar-cleansing-water-400ml-10169115 

Prices range, always good to buy when offer, as the sizes range to! Totally worth the money! 

Sanctuary Moisturiser 

http://www.boots.com/sanctuary-spa/sanctuary-spa-bath-body/sanctuary-spa-body-butter-300ml-10066090 

Ted Baker Lotion

http://www.boots.com/ted-baker-mint-body-lotion-250ml-10195159

All of these products are worth the money, I never useually have to buy the sanctuary or the Ted baker as I always get it as presents and they are always in sets. But on the bright side it lasts ages, so I just nearly run out as I get a new one.