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  • *singing* bom bom bom bom bom

  • Hello everybody, and welcome back to my channel.

  • I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.

  • Let me know what you got up to,

  • I'd really like to know.

  • I've just noticed that my curlers have burnt the carpet.

  • Oops.

  • Never mind.

  • Always use a heat protectant mat.

  • That's what they're there for.

  • Anyway... *stammers*

  • It's that time of the month again where I sit down

  • and chat you through all the bits and pieces I have been really loving.

  • So let's get started!

  • So I've got a few lifestyle-y bits today,

  • but I'm going to start with beauty first.

  • I did actually mention this in a vlog.

  • Did I? *croaky* Have I uploaded that vlog yet?

  • *croaky* Oh my God, my voice!

  • That was weird.

  • I have been really loving this perfume.

  • In fact I haven't put any on today.

  • Does anyone else just feel a bit weird when they haven't put a scent on?

  • I feel like it's such a...

  • key part of getting ready in the morning.

  • I'd forgotten today, because I'd had it on my little pile of things to mention.

  • This is by Clean Reserve,

  • and they have quite a few different scents,

  • one of which is, like, fresh rain, I think,

  • which is on my list of other ones of these to get.

  • But basically, this scent is warm cotton.

  • And I actually received a sample of this in my P.O. box a while back.

  • I think it was in my P.O. box.

  • Or maybe it was a..

  • I don't know.

  • And...

  • I really liked it. It's definitely...

  • unique.

  • It really does smell like freshly washed clothes.

  • And I know not everyone wants to smell like that,

  • but,

  • being a lover of very fresh scents,

  • I can confirm that this really does smell very fresh,

  • and like fresh linen.

  • You just smell clean, and I think there's nothing nicer

  • than smelling clean or getting a whiff of someone else who smells really clean,

  • and I just really, really like this. It's lovely.

  • So, I bought this on my trip to Bath at the beginning of the month,

  • and I've been using it pretty much every single day since.

  • I love it, and I bought my mum one for Mothers' Day as well because she liked it too.

  • Been loving this foundation a lot.

  • I'm actually wearing it today, and I've pretty much worn this for, like, the past two months.

  • I really, really like it. This is the Rimmel Lasting Finish

  • with comfort serum, 25-hour,

  • SPF 20, skin-perfecting, full coverage foundation.

  • I've been having a bit of a mare with my skin recently.

  • I don't know whether it's the warmer weather,

  • or I'm just feeling extremely hormonal,

  • but I have had quite a lot going on on my face.

  • So this has been the only thing that's really covered it up

  • to some extent. That and my Urban Decay Naked Concealer,

  • together have made the perfect pair.

  • I have had to kind of mix these two, um...

  • colours together though.

  • This one is 100 Ivory, and this one is 010 Light Porcelain.

  • Which, can I just say, if you have very fair skin,

  • you should try this. Because it really is a very light foundation.

  • In terms of colour, not coverage.

  • So give it a try if you struggle with finding very pale shades.

  • I really like this foundation. I've talked about it before, so I'm not gonna rave on about it too much.

  • It's a great price, very affordable, very easy to find. Very easy to get a hold of.

  • Great shades, amazing coverage,

  • does- I can't say it lasts 25 hours on me, it just doesn't.

  • But it is very long-lasting, considering this is a drugstore foundation.

  • And the coverage is lovely. And it also blends really well. There's nothing worse than, like...

  • a...

  • smeary foundation.

  • So there. There we go.

  • I've also been really enjoying this. Which...

  • is a Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water.

  • I don't really prime my skin before foundation.

  • I probably should.

  • It might make my 25-hour...

  • foundation last 25 hours.

  • I don't know why I feel like...

  • primers on me are kind of greasy,

  • I feel like you can really feel them sitting on top of your moisturiser.

  • It's just not a step that I've sort of...

  • got into the habit doing. Although,

  • I do have lots of primers I really wanna try, and I just need to do it,

  • but I think I just get a bit lazy with my makeup application

  • and I just go from moisturiser straight to foundation.

  • But I have noticed that spraying this on afterwards,

  • which is quite nice and refreshing, um,

  • makes the makeup, a, just look...

  • better,

  • especially if you've just applied a highlight, and then you spray this on, it's like, bam!

  • The highlight, you can really see it.

  • I do feel like it's making my foundation last longer.

  • Which I guess is what it's for.

  • I also like that it's in a tiny little, easy to travel with bottle.

  • Because you can also put this in your handbag,

  • and do kind of, like,

  • little spritzes throughout the day, like, little top-up spritzes, I guess. Which,

  • I don't really tend to do as much.

  • But, you know sometimes when you just feel like your foundation is, like...

  • looking a bit gross?

  • You can spray this on and then, using, like, a sponge or a brush, you can just sort of, like...

  • I dunno. Sort it out a bit.

  • Which I quite like.

  • So, yeah. I've been really enjoying this.

  • I've only really been using it this month, and trying it out, but I have been liking it.

  • The next thing, which is something I've had for a while, but I've,

  • uh, recently been using this quite a lot to take my makeup off before cleansing,

  • is this, which is the Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover.

  • So this is just for your eye makeup,

  • but I tend to kind of just go all over.

  • I wouldn't just use this, and then carry on with the rest of my nighttime, um,

  • skin routine,

  • I use this, then I cleanse. Because I have to say, although I love this,

  • and it is really good at removing, um, eye makeup,

  • I think it's not quite tough enough...

  • for the eye makeup that I have.

  • So I do find that I definitely have to double cleanse,

  • a, just because I want to actually cleanse my skin anyway,

  • but b, because I find that double cleansing then removes anything this might have missed.

  • But I just love this. It's so gentle on my eyes,

  • and that's the thing is that I get quite, like, stingy eyes.

  • I think I've got quite sensitive...

  • eye area. I don't wanna keep saying 'eyes.' I feel like I've said 'eyes' so many times.

  • Eyes. Eyes. Eyes.

  • And I just really, really like this product. It's almost gone, actually. I need to get another one. But,

  • yeah. I've been using that and loving it. And again, it's really easy to find, really affordable.

  • And does a good job.

  • Something else I've been loving is this.

  • This is the Pixi By Petra Lower Lash Mascara.

  • I love the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. It's fab.

  • I'm one of those people that tries to use my main mascara wand to do my bottom lashes,

  • and then I end up smudging, like, black all over my bottom lashes.

  • So having a lower lash mascara really does actually help.

  • Like, it's much, much more precise, and you don't smudge it as much.

  • And I've been really liking this one. I've pretty much used it every day...

  • for the past month and a half. So I thought it was worth mentioning here.

  • The wand is, like, the skinniest little thing you've ever seen.

  • It's crazy.

  • But I really, really like it. And I've had no smudging, which makes me very happy.

  • Another thing I have been trying do a lot more is moisturise my body.

  • It was actually one of my New Years' Resolutions.

  • Not necessarily moisturising my body, but just taking better care of my body.

  • And my mum is someone who's always told me to moisturise.

  • She actually uses oil on her body, and she does it after every shower, every bath. She's very, very good about it.

  • And anytime she does it, I'm like, I need to do that. Because,

  • I want my skin to look as amazing as my mum's skin does when I'm her age, and,

  • she always tells me I need to do it. So, I do need to start doing it.

  • Because I'm 27 now, you know?

  • That's something else that happened this month. I turned 27. I'm officially...

  • a grown woman.

  • If you've watched my vlogging channel, then you'll know that I just have this thing about being 27.

  • It just feels like 27 is, like, the real deal now.

  • I don't really know why.

  • I think it was because my mum was 27 when she had me, so...

  • I feel like...

  • I am...

  • a woman now.

  • Do you know what I mean? I dunno.

  • Anyway, Tanya came to stay recently,

  • and she was like, 'Oh, can I borrow a body moisturiser?' 'Cause she'd just had a shower,

  • and I was like, 'Yeah, here you go.'

  • I went to my, like, dusty collection of body lotions,

  • and body butters, and I was like, 'Take your pick.'

  • And then I was like, oh for goodness sake. Why don't I moisturise my body more?

  • So, since Tanya came round, and reminded me that I do have some lovely body butters and lovely body lotions,

  • I've started doing it a lot more.

  • One of them that I've been really enjoying...

  • is this one.

  • Now you may notice this is Christmas packaging,

  • which, actually, I flipping love.

  • I know that some people did not like this Christmas packaging on the Kiehl's, um,

  • Crรจme de Corps.

  • But I loved it. It was garish, and a bit kitch.

  • And I- I'm all up for that. So I really, really liked it.

  • I'd never tried this before. But it's like, it's a real...

  • it's quite moussey in consistency. It's very light, it's very fluffy, it's very moussey.

  • And it just sinks in so beautifully.

  • I love how much it sinks in. And it's very, like, quick as well.

  • Which I think is one of the reasons I hate moisturising my body,

  • because I hate feeling, like, sticky.

  • I hate putting clothes on when you can still feel the moisturiser on your skin.

  • It's just- I don't enjoy that feeling.

  • But, um, this...

  • really that feeling isn't there for very long.

  • It really soaks in, which I like.

  • I love the smell of this.

  • It's very, like, vanilla-y. It's lovely. It actually reminds me of a Laura Mercier one,

  • but I don't know which one. Maybe the Ambre Vanilla.

  • That's what this kind of smells like.

  • That I have been using for, like, the last two weeks?

  • And I've really, really enjoyed using it.

  • Moving on to more random things.

  • This a bottle that, um, came to my PO Box,

  • very kindly by the brand Joseph Joseph.

  • And it's a water bottle. And...

  • you fill it up,

  • and you're supposed to drink four of these a day.

  • I'm really bad at drinking water. Like, really bad. Almost notoriously bad.

  • Um, so when this came in, I was going to charity this or give it somebody else who I knew would benefit from this more than I would,

  • and I thought, no.

  • I'm going to try and do this.

  • So I have been trying. So far, I have not finished two of these a day.

  • How bad is that? I just cannot consume...

  • four of these.

  • I can just about consume two, which is half of what I guess is my recommended daily intake of water.

  • Although I do know it depends on weight and height, and all those things, like,

  • if we're gonna get, like, medical about it.

  • But what you do is you drink one of these,

  • *click*

  • and you do that. So you've got a little one. And then you drink another one, *click*

  • and you do that, so you know you're on your second bottle. *click*

  • third bottle, *click*

  • fourth bottle.

  • So, so far I have yet to get past this two.

  • But I really hope that in about a month, I can say...

  • I'm doing four a day.

  • I don't know why I find drinking water so hard. I like water,

  • it's not that I hate the taste of water,

  • I really like water. I just...

  • can't consume...

  • large amounts of it.

  • But, that bottle is definitely making it a little easier for me.

  • I've got a couple of snacks that I've really enjoyed through March.

  • The first of which are these. *chuckles*

  • These are Marmite biscuits.

  • "Delicious, savoury, oaty biscuits with Marmite. Perfect for lunchboxes and munching on the go."

  • And you get four biscuits. I'm just gonna show you what they look like, 'cause they're really cute.

  • They're in the shape of a Marmite jar.

  • Now, I know Marmite is...

  • um...

  • a very love-it-or-hate-it...

  • food item,

  • so, uh, I know that there's a lot of you out there that would be, like, 'Ew, Marmite biscuits.'

  • But they are so delicious.