5 Cleansers Under £15 to Try this Spring & Summer

5 Cleansers Under £15 to Try this Spring & Summer

Spring is finally here, and with that the need to adjust our skincare routines, which is why I have handpicked a couple of lightweight facial cleansers and micellar waters to wash and remove makeup now that the temperature is (hopefully) steadily rising.

Garnier Organic Lemongrass Detox Gel Wash £6
Designed for combination skin with organic lemongrass and anti-inflammatory organic cornflower water.

With vitamin B5 to repair and antibacterial metallic salts to prevent bacterial proliferation.

Infused with soothing and toning ingredients like niacinamide, aloe vera, cucumber and white tea. 

Contains salicylic acid, ceramides and niacinamide to give the CeraVe SA cleanser a run for their money.

Helps with uneven skin tone thanks to azelaic acid, plus it contains plumping peptides.

Have you tried any of these cleansers?



Superdrug B. Pure Micellar Water

Superdrug B. Pure Micellar Water review
A while back I received the Superdrug B. Pure Micellar Water as part of a beauty and skincare set I was kindly gifted. 

The Superdrug B. Pure Micellar Water has (as all micellar cleansers) a no rinse formula, and it is meant to cleanse, tone and refresh, while being ideal for all skin types, even sensitive. 

As a makeup remover it does a good job, and cleanses well, it is also very refreshing and doesn't irritate my skin. The formulation is very simple but effective, however I feel like it could benefit from adding some hydrating or calming ingredients like glycerin or camomile, which would rescue it from being too basic.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced and very gentle, basic micellar cleanser to remove makeup then I would definitely recommend the B. Pure Micellar Water. 

Find the B. Pure Micellar Water in Superdrug.



LUSH Lashes Lengthening Mascara

LUSH Lashes Lengthening Mascara

Recently I was kindly sent the new LUSH Lashes Lengthening Mascara, which is a "cruelty-free and volumising jet black mascara with natural lash conditioning ingredients to deliver long-lasting volume, separation and luscious lengths".

This mascara is definitely jet-black, I like how the brush prevents application from becoming clumpy, plus it has great hold. As my lashes are naturally quite dark I didn't really see any extreme lengthening, however I liked the natural look and how long lasting it is. 

Something I noticed is that because of the hold it provides, my lashes felt a bit stiff at the end of the day and it was a bit painful removing it - a similar feeling to letting your hair down after wearing it up all day, if you know what I mean.

If you are looking for a long lasting, truly black mascara that is lengthening but still natural looking then I would recommend the Lush Lashes Lengthening Mascara.

Find the Lush Lashes Lengthening Mascara on the Lush website (RRP £15.50)



Achieve New Certifications With SPOTO

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Achieve New Certifications With SPOTO

With the current need to stay at home, some people started also working from home, while others weren't able to do their job remotely. It was advised that people retrained in order to be able to earn money while we were all in lockdown, however I believe that was a bit extreme. You could maybe consider doing some courses in those subjects that you were always interested in but never had the time or were too scared to try. So maybe just a new certification is all you need to be able to earn some money while we wait to get back to normal.

Which is where our sponsor comes in, at Spotoclub they have AWS solutions architect practice exams, to help you feel confident by the time you need to take your real AWS certification exam.

What is AWS? AWS stands for Amazon Web Services, which is a cloud platform that offers over 200 services from data centres globally, from infrastructure technologies such as storage and databases to emerging technologies, like Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, as well as analytics.

At Spotoclub they have a 7 step guide to help you successfully pass your AWS Certified Solutions Architect Exam, including Learning test-taking strategies for this particular exam, such as using an elimination process to answer questions and utilizing some question to answer other questions in the exam. Another tip they provide in their guide is to take SPOTO practice exams, which contain the most challenging questions you would be presented with on the exam, in turn making the actual test relatively easier than the practice one.

So if you are thinking of getting an AWS certification take a look at the AWS certification question bank on SPOTOCLUB, as it contains questions and answers you would find in the real exam, and it will help you find out what your strengths and weaknesses are and reinforce your knowledge on the areas that need it.

Take your certification tests with confidence with the help of SPOTO.



Creating an Affordable Home Office

Creating an Affordable Home Office on a Budget

After the success of my previous interior design post where I shared how to build an affordable dressing room (it's one of my most popular posts ever) I thought about creating another post but this time aimed at building an affordable home office, as a lot of people began working from home and started new businesses during the last 12 months. 

I really like modern, sleek and functional pieces of furniture, and everything featured in this post is under £100, so there's no excuse not to upgrade your home office as a nice workspace can help inspire you and increase productivity. 

Which piece is your favourite?



Top 5 Asian Beauty Must Haves

Top 5 Asian Beauty Must Haves 2021

As I'm always looking for new skin care and beauty products to try, here are the top 5 Asian beauty products that are on my wish list right now. Everything on this top 5 list is from YesStyle, and you can get 15% off with the code SLOOK21, plus an extra 5% off if you use my code NAV2019.

COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner £14 A gentle exfoliating toner to control excess oil production and remove dead skin cells.

HOLIKA HOLIKA Peko Blotting Paper £3.85
A very handy blotting paper pack with possibly one of the cutest designs ever. 

Etude House Soon Jung Lip Balm in Natural Red £7.27A moisturising lip balm with Panthenol, Madecassoside and plant oils plus a hint of tint.

A hand cream with ceramides in a pretty floral fragrance. 

iUNIK Rose Galactomyces Synergy Serum £17.47An oil control, brightening serum with rose, galactomyces and niacinamide.

Have you tried any of these products?



Fur & Pearls

H&M fur jacket

Emerald co ord twin set

H&M Fur Jacket

Emerald co ord twin set

H&M Fur Jacket // Femme Luxe Set* // Primark Headband // ASOS shoes // TK Maxx Earrings

Trying more outfit combinations with the Femme Luxe set I got sent a while back. This time I styled it with a faux fur floral jacket from H&M, and dressed it up with a jewelled headband, drop pearl earrings and wedge/platform boots. 



On Valentine's Day

Rose bouquet

Sweet nibble bakery


Rituals Sakura Skincare

Casio Baby G Pikachu Watch

Casio Baby G Pikachu Watch

Casio Baby G Pikachu Watch

Casio Baby G Pikachu Watch

Hotel Chocolat Valentines Sleekster

Last month I spoiled by Dot who got me many cute and delicious gifts on Valentine's Day. 

Dot got me a rose bouquet, some delicious conchas from Sweet Nibble Bakery, a set of Rituals Sakura body skincare, a limited edition Casio Baby G Pikachu watch, and a box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat.



New In: February 2021

Olay & SNP Skincare

Shiseido Ultimune Eye Cream

Lancome Genfique serum, Idole perfume and mascara

Valentino Voce Viva & Rituals Cream & Serum

Scunci scissor and Hask Keratin Leave In Conditioner

Finally did a little bit of shopping and last month I got a few beauty items to treat myself, along with a steady stream of samples to try.       

Starting with the classic Olay Day Lotion SPF 15, but this time I got the one for oily skin, and my first two items of Korean skincare: SNP mini Moisture Petal Toner and the SNP mini Eye & Facial Nourishing Cream

Also received a few samples: Shiseido Ultimune Eye Cream, Sure Ultimate Fresh Deodorant, Mugler Alien Perfume; and Lancome Genefique serum, Renergie Multi Lift Ultra cream, Idole Perfume and Idole Mascara. Valentino Voce Viva perfume and Rituals Namaste Glow Serum and Glow Day Cream. Also (not pictured) the new Lush Mascara. 

And Dot got me a pair of Scunci hair scissor plus Hask Keratin Leave In Conditioner.

Have you gotten anything new recently?



7 Spring Skincare Must Haves

7 Spring Skincare Must Haves

A new season is coming soon and I've picked out a couple of products to help look and feel your best after many months in hibernation. I've included not only facial skincare but also something for body and scalp as well.

A hyaluronic acid and peptide serum for face and body in a supersized 200 ml bottle.

Hot showers can leave the scalp dry and itchy, so this tonic will help soothe and caffeine will thicken hair.

A gentle cleanser that helps regulate sebum production without drying skin out.

Those hot showers again! This body lotion will help with dry skin, plus it's cocoa scented!.

A chemical exfoliant with an impressive combination of glycolic, lactic, salicylic and malic acids.

Contains prebiotics to calm and balance the skin and help reduce blemishes. 

With organic argan oil to help soften and regenerate skin.

Will you be trying any of these products?