Typically on my days off I like to lounge around the house in my pj's, hair in a topknot and cups of Twining's Chamomile & Spiced Apple tea by my side. I love a typical lazy day, especially during the colder months. But today is not of those days, instead of snuggling up on the sofa, getting on with the oh-so-glamourous task of cleaning the house or dreaded uni work, I have no choice but to venture out into the chilly air and get some necessities out of the way. So here I am, fresh out of the shower and I thought I'd ramble on about my rather simple post-shower lineup...
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013 | The Misc Beauty
Ever since I found this picture of Sienna Miller a few weeks ago I've been absolutely obsessing about wearing little day dresses this winter. It's not that I'm not a dress girl, in fact on a night out you'll rarely see me wearing anything else, but recently I've just been living in my skinny jeans/cosy jumper/boots combo. That look that the ever-so-fashionable Sienna is sporting has changed everything though and I can't wait to pop my fleecy Primark tights on (it is freeeeezing after all!) and go to town with the whole dress bonanza.
Monday, December 02, 2013 | The Makeup
I've got a soft spot for all things luminous, bright and healthy. It's a love that extends from my skincare stash right across to my beauty collection and one that I can't imagine will ever end. So when I first heard about a little drugstore powder that promises just that, I knew it was one to pop into my shopping basket and the other week that's just what I did.
Saturday, November 30, 2013 | The Misc Beauty
I'm quite particular when it comes to my home. It's not enough for it to be clean and tidy, it has to smell pleasant too and have a certain cosiness about it at the same time. That's where my love (read: obsession) with candles comes in. I have a little drawer full of a variety of different candles, all different sizes and scents and each room in the house, hallway included, has it's own candle in it. I have so many candles that it's not often I continuously burn the same one, that is until this little gem landed on my doorstep last month...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | The Skincare
A few weeks ago in a moment of weakness I carried myself off to Space NK with the intention of trying one of Ren's new cleansers that were recently added to the range. The choice was between their Foaming Cleanser, Express Make-up Remover or 3-in-1 Cleansing Water, all from their Rosa Centifolia line aimed at all skin types. My intentions were short-lived however, and as soon as my eyes glazed over their No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm, I whisked it off to the tills without a second thought and the rest was history...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | The Misc Beauty
To begin with, unless you're blind as a bat or this is your first time here (if it is, hello!) you should notice that I've revamped GMJ and she has a brand spanking new layout. As always, it didn't take me long to get bored of the old one but hopefully this one will keep me (and you of course!) happy for a while. There's a few tweaks that need doing here and there but I'm happy with it. Now let's have a little chat about a more important note and one that quite frankly is a bit of a big deal...
Thursday, October 31, 2013 | The Makeup
Let's ignore the fact that I hadn't brushed my hair prior to clicking away with my camera and focus on the cheeks because that's what this post is all about. Imagine a situation where you've lost your one and only blusher, do you (A) prance around with your head held high, pale pasty cheeks and all, or (B) improvise? Personally I'm all for a bit of improvisation and that's where the brightest product in my stash comes in...
Monday, October 28, 2013 | The Skincare
Cleansers and facial oils are, and always have been, the skincare items that I completely obsess about. Although I've recently found products in both categories that have had me jumping for joy, the latter category is what's on the cards today. Two face oils, one is an all time favourite, the other is a skincare stash newbie, one's been featured on Gemma Means Jewel quite a bit (but nowhere near enough) and the other is quite obviously a GMJ virgin but both are pretty darn similar...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | The Body Care Bits
Excuse the Scrubs reference in the title (I just couldn't help myself...) and another thing that can't be helped is my excessive hand cream purchases. You see, I'm the girl who applies hand cream 15+ times a day, not because she likes to but because she has to. Of course I do like to smother my hands in creams, lotions and balms, I like soft hands, who doesn't!? But my dry, cracked and dermatitis prone hands make it a constant battle for me to maintain and in the colder months it only gets worse. That's why I thought I'd share my current hand maintenance menu with you all. Just two products, two different consistencies and price brackets but ones that get the job done nonetheless...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | The Body Care Bits
I have extremely dry skin. Admittedly the skin on my face isn't what you'd describe as dry, I've got a very normal skin type with sensitive tendencies but when it comes to my body, well it's a bit of a nightmare. Body lotions are a a bit of a no-go for me because they're just not moisturising enough but I do love a good body butter (and body oils too, but that's a different kettle of fish). I haven't really been over the moon with the body butters I've tried of the natural variety. They've done the job or errr...not, but they've been nothing for me to write home about. Nope. There's been no jumping around the house singing hallelujah here, or so the story went until this ended up in my basket after a mad dash around town to see if anything could 'tide me over until a more suitable replacement was delivered'.