HOW I'M GETTING FRESH FACED FOR SUMMER WITH PEACHY FOX

Sunday, 30 July 2017

HOW I'M GETTING FRESH FACED FOR SUMMER WITH PEACHY FOX


Ladies and gentleman, I am pleased to announce that I am a fully fledged skincare product lover. Yes that's right. Once a girl who slept in her makeup and used face wipes to take off her mascara. Things are changing in a big way.

I recently started developing a proper morning and evening skincare routine for myself which involved lots of cleansing, toning and moisturising and it's safe to say it has been going rather well. So recently when Peachy Fox London got in touch regarding the launch of their new eye products I was like hell to the yes. A new product to try out in my skincare routine.

During the Summer I like to wear as minimal makeup as possible as y'know...it get's pretty warm sometimes and there's nothing worse than a full face of melt. The only trouble is without foundation it's much easier to see those pesky dark circles and occasional breakouts. My new cleansing and toning regime has massively helped with breakouts and my skin has been so much clearer recently so the next thing to tackle is definitely my under eye.

The product comes in a little hand size bottle which has a pump applicator. I love these the most as they are easy to use and great for light packing. I began first using this just in the evenings before bedtime so it could soak in overnight and work it's magic. The instructions tell you to gently apply the serum under your eye without rubbing in. So I apply a thin layer and gently pat it underneath my eye covering where I suffer from dark circles the most. For the first 2 minutes the serum has a slight tingle to it but nothing severe and definitely bearable. After that you hardly know it's there!

With Avocado oil as one of it's main ingredients this rejuvenating eye gel is designed to deeply nourish your skin helping to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and of course those dreaded dark circles. Plus the Hyaluronic acid is used to help with skin elasticity and hydration! In fact there are a lot of amazing ingredients in this little gel such as anti-aging vitamin E, wrinkle diminishing marine collagen & Argan Oil and also Green Tea extracts to help fight signs of premature aging.

It's been about two-three weeks now since I first started using the Eye gel and it's been really working well so far. In fact it's literally opened up my eyes to realising that there are much easier ways to diminish those dark circles rather than snoozing on your sofa for half an hour with cucumbers over your eyes (not even sure this works that well tbh).

Plus with the affordable price of currently £13.36 added up with the fact that you get plenty of product in this bottle it really is worth a try. I am loving this eye serum as part of my summer beauty regime especially as it just means I can go makeup free most days without having the worry of needing concealer. Just some moisturiser and maybe a touch of BB cream and I'm on my way.

PLUS - If you have Amazon Prime then you can get it for a cheeky next day delivery.

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What are your favourite skincare products to use? Let me know below! 😊



CARING FOR YOUR UNDERARMS WITH THE NEW DOVE ANTIPERSPIRANT RANGE

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

CARING FOR YOUR UNDERARMS WITH THE NEW DOVE ANTIPERSPIRANT RANGE


Guys, the competitive beast inside me has been released - and it's not a pretty sight.

Strange way to open a blog post I'm sure you're thinking but the thing is I've got a confession to make. I am one of those people who has that annoying competitive side. 

So you're probably wondering what's this got to do with your title, caring for your underarms with the new Dove antiperspirant range? Well the thing is about a week ago I downloaded an app onto my phone called Strava. A little app designed to record the analytics of when you run, cycle or swim. I cycle to work everyday and I am currently training to run a half marathon so I really need to be able to keep track of how I'm doing. Plus it logs your time against others who also do the same routes (hey competitive side coming out nice to see you).

Long story short I downloaded Strava and now I  cycle everyday like a bat out of hell trying to beat my previous days time/anyone also cycling that same route. This equals one thing. Copious and very unattractive amounts of sweating.

So here I am now producing ten thousand litres of sweat a day thanks to my annoying competitive side and I've realised that looking after my body odour is more important than ever. I NEED good sweat protection. So getting to try the release of the new Dove deodorant range was truly perfect timing. With a whole new range of sweet scents perfect for these warmer months Dove have outdone themselves with these addictively fruity smells. 

This year Dove are celebrating 60 years of caring for women's skin and along with it they are bringing a brand new formula for their sprays and roll ons. Well known for their antiperspirant collections being a quarter moisturising cream they have now also added in the same skin care ingredients that are also used in some of their luxury face creams. Hello soft moisturised pits. (That doesn't quite sound as satisfying with the word pits).

Underarm care is such an underrated thing and thanks to Dove my eyes have been opened up to realising just how much you need to look after those areas. A survey they conducted showed that up to 75% of women shave their underarms twice a week and when we shave those pits almost 36% of what we're shaving off is actually skin! So making sure those underarms are moisturised and nourished is more important than you think. Plus the 48 hour protection is everything I need for my cycle commutes to work as it keeps me fresh all day in the office.

The new Dove antiperspirant range is available in the following varieties 


My favourite however? Definitely the Pear and Aloe Vera. The scent is so gorgeous and sweet and leaves you smelling amazing all day! Although that said, all the new summer fruity freshness products are beautiful scent wise!





Thank you so much to Dove for letting me try the new range and also for teaching me a thing or two about how important it is to look after your under arms! 

Has anyone else tried the new Dove antiperspirants?


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*These items have been gifted however all opinions are my own.

HOW I'M TRYING NOT TO FEEL DEFLATED BY THE INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

HOW I'M TRYING NOT TO FEEL DEFLATED BY THE INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM

Long time no speak. 
Feeling kinda guilty that I just wrote that tbh as it'd been about two weeks since I last posted on my blog and I am currently up for the world's worst blogger award...

Jokes aside it has been a pretty busy time with an influx of Birthdays washing in alongside a friends wedding and of course that festival I didn't stop going on about, Glastonbury. All in all June has been hectic to say the least. So with all this going on I admitted defeat and took a step back from my blog to focus on what was going on in my everyday life. During this time however I noticed a huge difference in one of the aspects of my blogging life in particular, Instagram.

Oh Instagram, so easy to hate yet still I strive every day to keep going with it. I love how visually pleasing instagram can be and I enjoy getting to see what my friends and fellow blogger pals are up to BUT ARGH I hate hate hate that algorithm. Judging by my twitter timeline recently - I'm not alone in feeling this.

So as I said above, with my time at Glastonbury the thing that took the biggest hit during my five day absence was instagram. I lost a lot of followers (expected to be honest but still goes to show how much it can mount up) and when I finally poked my head back into the realms of social media, my engagement was prettttty poor. Instagram is certainly making it clear that no matter how hard you try there is no easy way around the algorithm. The little guys like me who have smaller followings and are still trying to grow have now been pushed aside and left struggling to stay afloat in an ocean of online influencers.

It would be a lie to say this doesn't bother me. Some days, it does. It makes me question will I ever manage to get on top of it or am I really good enough to be able to grow my Insta at all? Feeling downbeat about it all however isn't going to change.a.thing. 




The honest truth is that my life goals definitely don't revolve around this little social media app. 
With dreams of travelling around America, one day having a dreamy home and someday owning a little sausage dog family I know that how many likes I get on my pictures will hardly play a part in these dreams. So the best thing to do? I guess it's just to keep your head above the water and keep pushing towards the shore. I love creating captivating images to post on my Instagram and I love getting to engage with other people and their images. So though the algorithm has created a downside I like to remember all the positives of Insta and all the lovely people I have met on there too. People like to try and cheat the system by buying followers and likes but in the long run this will really get you no where. The only way I think you can beat the algorithm is to just keep posting as much as you can and engage with as many of your followers as you can in a genuine manor. Hard work pays off ay!

What do you guys do to try and not get deflated by the algorithm?



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