Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Me and my rosacea...

So about 3 years ago I was diagnosed with rosacea on my face :( It appeared during winter and at first I had no idea what it was. I thought it was bad acne after suffering with my skin throughout school but when it gradually got worse I went to the doctor. Since being diagnosed I have lost count of the creams and tablets iv been given. Most creams and lotions made it worse! They may work for some people but they really irritated my skin. I finally found some antibiotics that work for me but its a very long process. For personal reasons I had to stop taking them but they were working so as soon as I can I will be taking them again.

So while im not taking them iv been trying different things to see what helps and what makes my rosacea worse. I will do posts on these things soon. Any recommendations though are very welcome :)

The exact causes of rosacea are unknown but there are certain things which have been linked to rosacea and making it worse: cold weather, sunlight, hot drinks, stress, alcohol and certain foods.
The symptoms of rosacea are flushing and constant redness, spots, palpules and pustules, visible blood cells, dryness, burning or stinging sensation and sometimes thickened skin.

There are various websites for information on rosacea. I found the nhs website very clear and helpful www.nhs.uk/conditions/rosacea There are loads more though.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

A nosey inside my bag!

I really like watching the "whats in my bag" blogs on you tube but im not brave enough to be on there so here's mine on my blog.

So first here's my bag I used today:

It was only £35 (i think??) from topshop, bargain! :)

And this is what is inside:

So we have my glasses case (I wear them for driving and watching tele), a new price list and a tigi product guide from my hairdressers, my diary (not really much in it), a few receipts (one from tesco and one from superdrug, my phone (lost without it!), purse, umbrella (because our weather is sooo unpredictable), my ipod and ipod sock, empty chewing gum wrapper (I should really chuck rubbish away), a brush, mirror, 3 lipbalms (a body shop one, johnsons one, and a nivea one), a lighter (unfortunately I do have the occasional cigarette :( ), some hair bobbles, some plasters (just in case), and my car and house keys.

I carry alot of stuff about with me!!

Friday, 27 March 2009

My perfume collection

So here is my collection of perfumes...

From left to right we have Amor Amor, Kylie Minogue's Darling, Christina Aguilera (2 bottles), Kylie Minogue's Sweet darling, Ghost, DKNY, Armani City Glam, Britney Spears Believe, Hugo Boss Pure purple, Versace Red Jean's, Ghost Cherish, Britney Spears Fantasy, Clinique Happy, Hugo Boss Deep Red (2 bottles, 1 boxed!), Celine Dion (!), and Lacoste Touch of Pink.

Quite a few celebrity ones there!!

I tend to wear certain ones in the day and others at night. My favourite night times ones are Ghost, Amor Amor and Hugo Boss Deep Red. My favourite day time ones are Kylie Minogue Darling, both Britney ones, Lacoste Touch of Pink and Hugo Boss Pure Purple. I'm not too keen on Armani City Glam and Kylie's Sweet Darling. On other people they seem to be nice but for there not really me. The Celine Dion perfume was a gift from my boss of her holiday. I was very unsure when I openend my present but I actually really like it, its hard to describe, its just a really nice smell and Iv had a few compliments when Iv wore it!

Nothing really exciting there but just thought Id show you. Id love to see everyone else's.

Friday, 20 March 2009

What im loving lately...

I love reading these on people's blogs so thought i'd do my own...

What i'm loving :)

The sun, summers on its way (hopefully!!)
My new blusher, maybelline mineral blush topaz rose, gorgeous colour
The new series of the apprentice is starting next week (haha)
It's Friday!!!
I'v finally got my hair cut and booked in for a colour next week, yay

Not loving so much :(

Having to wait for things to be delivered from America (i'm so impatient)
The fact that i'm still on short time at work (recession, grr. I love having the time off work - me time, but when no one else is off it can be boring)
Trying to perfect the winged eye look with my gosh liquid liner (but practice makes perfect)

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Enchanting eyes??

For a long time I have been abit concerned about lines and wrinkles. Im only 21 but there is definitely a few faint lines around my eye area so decided that tackling the problem now will hopefully minimise these and prevent anymore (well for a good few years!).

So I started looking.

I ended up buying Lush's Enchanted Eye Cream:

It was £9.30 for a 45g bottle.

There were loads of good reviews for this on the internet plus it says 'gentle, soothing cream to minimise fine lines around the eyes', exactly what I was after.

I got this just over a month ago and have used it everyday since, morning and night, and I can't see any difference at all! I even stopped using it for a few days to see if I noticed the lines (and sometimes eye bags!) any more than normal but I didn't.

It does leave your eye area very soft which could be a good base for concealer but it's not really what I bought it for. I had high hope's for this after reading the reviews and I was very disappointed :(

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