Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm

Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm

My skin is ridiculously bad at the moment. It's having a bad reaction to the change in weather this year and it's driving me insane! I used to have normal skin but in the last year or so it's become combination, with dry patches on my cheeks but slightly oily everywhere else. In the last couple of weeks my dry patches are becoming really noticeable and I'm switching up my skincare routine to account for that. I'm also trying to use more natural/organic products at the moment to try and cut down on all the bad ingredients that are penetrating my skin.

One thing I've added back in to my routine that met the requirements for natural and nourishing is the Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm. Lyonsleaf started out on a small farm in Somerset by Vicky and Ben Lyons. They started making their beauty products by using home-grown ingredients from their farm, to ensure that their products were 100%

New The Body Shop Products

Body Shop SPF and Foundation

I love The Body Shop. I've tried several of their products and ranges over the last few years and there isn't much that I haven't liked. I know some people don't buy from The Body Shop as they are owned by L'Oreal who aren't cruelty free (boo L'Oreal), but I personally don't take into account parent companies when I buy from a cruelty free brand and you can read more about why here.

I was looking for a new foundation a couple of months ago and The Body Shop's Fresh Nude Foundation had brilliant recommendations, so I thought I would give it a go. I also needed a new SPF as my old one had gone off, so I picked up the Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence from them too while I was there. I've been using both for around 6 weeks now and I thought it was time to review them for you guys.

September Haul & First Impressions

September Haul

I had a little bit of spare cash this month, so I thought I'd treat myself to some new beauty bits. I always like reading hauls and I don't think I've done one on here before, so I thought I'd share what I got with you guys and throw in some first impressions too. I've been trying these out for around a week and a half now and some of these will be getting their own time to shine once I've tested them a bit more.

NYX Lip Lingerie in Baby Doll - £6.50

OMG this is amazing! I struggled in the shop between the shades Baby Doll and Lace Detail for about 45 minutes, with Anthony sighing at me in intervals to hurry up. I picked Baby Doll in the end and I'm sooooo glad that I did. It's slightly more pink toned than the others, which I don't usually go for, but it looks super natural on the lips. It

Botanicals Rose & Geranium Nourish Body Polish

Botanicals Body Polish Review

It's Organic Beauty Week from the 19th - 25th September and Botanicals have released three new exciting body care products to celebrate: Rose & Geranium Nourish Body Polish, Nourishing Body Lotion and  Nourishing Hand Cream and I was very kindly sent a sample of the Rose & Geranium Body Polish* to review for you.

Botanicals are certified by the Soil Association and only use certified organic ingredients in their products, so you can be sure that you're not putting any nasties on your skin with their products and that's one of the reasons why I love this brand.

I hopped in the shower and gave this a thorough test and I was not disappointed. The first thing I noticed about this is it is quite a firm body polish and you need to mix it with a little bit of water in order to work it onto the skin. It

Lush-ious Lips

Lush Lip Scrub and Lip Balm

First off forgive me for the title of this post - I can never resist a good pun! Also I apologise for the state of my lip balm's label - it wears off easily, but it shows how well loved it is!

I've been loving my liquid lipsticks lately, as they make my lips look amazing. I love matte lips and liquid lipsticks make that trend so easy to wear. However, it does take it's toll on my lips. They've become really dry and flaky, so I've had to up my lip care game.

Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub - £5.50

The first thing that's been saving my lips is Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub. This does a great job of exfoliating my lips

Why I Love The Gym

Why I Love The Gym

I started going to the gym around 3 months ago now and I love it. I've turned into a proper gym bunny, even if I do say so myself. This is the longest I've managed to keep it up and I'm still really enjoying it - I'm a changed woman. I've tried working out at home before - buying fitness DVDs, following YouTube videos and I even attempted running at one point, but those routines weren't sustainable for me. I think I've finally found my workout niche and I'm loving it, so here are a few reasons why I prefer going to a gym to working out at home/outside/etc.

1. I have to schedule it in. Because I have to go out the house and go to the gym it means I have to make time for it. If I work out at home I can easily say I'll do it later and then never get around to it, whereas if I set days to go to the gym then I'm more likely to stick to my schedule. It also helps that I go with Anthony, so I feel extra guilty if I back out of it for a silly reason, for example: I can't be arsed!