Tuesday 16 May 2017

The Ordinary Skincare | prettylittlewriter

Good morning everyone! 
I hope your week has started off well, mine certainly has gotten a lot more exciting!
ASOS have recently introduced the brand The Ordinary. to their products, and oh my goodness, they look incredible!
As soon as I saw them I had to get my hands on them, and they are so affordable! 
In the post today arrived two of their products that interested me the most, so let me introduce you...
Firstly, I chose the Caffeine Solution, which is a mixture of Caffeine and Green Tea extract. It is designed to reduce the appearance of eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. As I have only just received the items, I am yet to see any real, long-lasting results, however, after applying the caffeine solution to my under eyes bags, they instantly started cooling and I could feel it taking effect on the puffiness of my under eye area. My bags have been a constant battle throughout my life so far, they are so purple and puffy, and quite difficult to conceal, so I am hoping for good things!

The second product that caught my eye was the Peeling Solution. Now don't be alarmed, peeling doesn't mean your skin is going to come off, nor does it mean the serum will solidify and you'll have to peel it off! The Peeling Solution is a ten-minute exfoliating facial in bottle; with a deep rouge shade to it, it can look a little scary at first. 
This is what it looks like when applied, I'm not sure how much you should use, so I just placed a few droplets on each different section of my face and tried to massage it in as evenly as possible! 
I must admit, it did sting, quite a bit. But only on my cheeks, which at the moment has quite a few blemishes, so I assumed that meant it was working it's magic! 

At first removal, after the 10 minutes was up, I was a little bit worried I may have had a reaction to the product, as my face was quite pink! However, after dabbing my face with cold water, that soon faded! It left me with very soft and subtle skin, and it also brought my blemishes out to the forefront. I do not think this is a bad thing in any way, I believe it is the solutions way of extracting the bad stuff in your skin, bringing it to the surface and (hopefully) getting rid of them!
You are advised on the website only to use the product twice a week, as it is quite a concentrated, acid solution. It also advises you on the packaging to wear SPF for a week after using the product if you're exposed to the sun as it can increase your skin's sensitivity and possibly cause sunburn. 
Overall, I am incredibly impressed with these two products. What makes them even better is that they are tested on humans, and not animals. Any brand that is against animal testing is brilliant in my eyes! 
So now, I cannot wait to see the results within the next few weeks!

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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Spring Fashion Wishlist 2017 | prettylittlewriter

First, let me say, I hope you all had a lovely Easter and celebrated it with your family and friends! 

Spring is an incredible time of year, it brings new life, new beginnings and not to mention, new fashion!

This brings me to today's blog post, my Spring fashion wishlist! A lot of these can be worn through summer also, as I am well aware Spring is actually almost over and Summer is nearly here!

First up is Topshop! They have some absolutely stunning pieces this year, and of course they have cashed in on the embroidery trend that is EVERYWHERE right now! I love it.

Next up is River Island, which has some gorgeous items, including these stunning slip on loafers!

And finally we have Zara, which is always my go-to for Spring fashion, they have some incredible clothes to choose from!

These are just a few of the items I hope to treat myself to through the next few months or so. 
Do you guys have anything you're looking to purchase especially for Spring/Summer? :)