Friday, 22 September 2017

New Skincare Finds

When it comes to skincare I get so lazy and to be honest I haven't got time to faff with loads of products so when I find something I like I tend to use it for months and months until I find something else. The products I mention in this post are still great but recently I've found myself reaching for these ones.
I've seen so many people rave about the L'Oreal Fine Flowers range for so long so when I saw it on offer in my local boots I had to pick something up. I chose the Cleansing Milk and I'm so happy with it. It's kind an all in one life saver as it removes makeup and acts as a moisturiser getting rid of any dry skin over night !!
I haven't tried anything like this from Soap & Glory before but something about it made me pick it up and like with the L'Oreal Cleansing Milk I'm so happy I did! I get quite dry skin and focusing the scrub on those areas has literally worked wonders. I use this every night on my nose, forehead and chin and my skin has never been better I don't think!
For a Sunday night treat I like to use this L'Oreal Face Mask. The one I have claims to brighten and exfoliate and that is exactly what it does! As soon as I remove it my skin looks much healthier, brighter and more nourished. It's definitely worth picking up!
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Monday, 18 September 2017

Miss Patisserie Haul

Anyone that knows me knows how much I love baths and how much I love trying new products for it. I first came across Miss Patisserie in my local boots and instantly fell in love with the whole brand. The colours, scents, packaging and unique products are just so eye catching that I found them online straight away and made an order.
My favourite product that I got (and have since repurchased twice.. !!) is definitely the bath crumble. If they ever bought any more colours out in this I would definitely be the first one to pick some up, its just amazing !! Honestly its so worth trying, even if its just for the instagrammable bath art you get! 
I picked up 3 actual bath bombs in this haul as well, ZiggyUnicorn Hoof and Watermelon Slice. All three of them fizz away really nicely in the bath leaving behind lovely colours and scents.
I picked up the Bath Shard in Fizzy Orange and that's definitely how to some up the scent! It's packed with cocoa and shea butter and acts as a bath melt to leave the water really moisturising for your skin. All you have to do is snap off a piece and drop into your bath for it to work!
I also got carried away scrolling through their range of scrubs and picked up 2. I got the Mango Sugar Scrub and the Sweet Orange Coffee Scrub. My favourite of the two is the sugar scrub as I prefer the mango scent much more over the orange but both are lovely. The sugar scrub is a lot more rough than the coffee scrub making it better for dryer skin in my opinion.
Overall I have loved everything I got and will definitely be making another order soon!
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Friday, 1 September 2017

Why I Chose An Apprenticeship

I've been wanting to write this post for a long time now and recently I've been thinking more and more about it and so I decided to finally sit down and do it.
I started college in September 2014 and I chose to study 3 A Levels in Textiles, Photography and Sociology. I was SO ready and excited for it. I couldn't wait to leave school behind me and move on. Fast forward to early 2015 and it was a completely different story. I spent every morning absolutely dreading going and every evening crying to my parents about my teachers, lessons, coursework and more. The thought of getting out of bed and getting on the bus to go was the most horrible feeling and what made it worse is that I couldn't describe to anyone why. My parents emailed my teachers to see if they could help me but thinking about it now I knew really that no one could. What made it worse is that all of my friends around me were so happy and fulfilled. They knew what they wanted, how to get it and where to go in the future, where as I had no idea. I wasn't looking forward with any excitement or joy, instead I just felt tied down by stress that it was slowly turning me into someone who I wasn't without realising it. I was turning into someone I didn't like. Someone that was constantly depressed, constantly moody and constantly tired. I was so overwhelmed that I was forced to see everything in a negative way and it was like tunnel vision and all I could see was it getting worse. I was so low and stressed that nothing anyone did could get me out of it. It sounds so silly writing this all down but I've honestly never felt that crap about anything before and I hope I never do again. I knew there was only one way out of it and that was to leave. Luckily my parents didn't take much convincing and during the easter holidays I managed to get a couple interviews for some apprenticeships in childcare. I didn't get the first job which knocked me back a couple of steps but after interviewing at a second placement they offered me the job there and then and I was SO happy and it felt SO good to say that I wasn't going back to college. My parents emailed my college that same day to say I wasn't coming back. I left college 2 weeks before my first year exams which to some people might sound stupid and trust me, I get a lot of "Why didn't you just do the exams and then leave?" but the thought of doing them made me feel physically sick and not just the usual exam nerves sick. I knew that this was for the best.
Fast forward again to now, nearly 2 and a half years later, and I couldn't be happier with where I am right now. When I got my Level 2 qualification in childcare I was offered a full time job at the same nursery and now I'm only a couple months away from finishing my level 3. Doing an apprenticeship was the best decision I've ever made, being paid to do something I love is just the icing on top of a damn good cake. I still love doing photography as a hobby and would love the opportunity to one day study textiles again maybe but for now I'm completely okay with how everything turned out and I couldn't be happier.
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