Sunday, 15 March 2015

2 Lush Cleansers

From Left: Let The Good Times Roll // Herbalism
Today I wanted to make a quick note on my current cleansing duo from Lush. I've been trying simplify my skincare routine, in a bid to ease off on my blemish ridden skin and show it more care  rather then attacking it with 5 different products at night. Both of these cleansers have a more gritty texture, which acts a gentle exfoliant for my combination skin. This means I rarely opt for a second exfoliator, as these generally do the job well without irritating my skin.

I use Herbalism in the mornings, as a super fresh product to wake me and my skin up. I used to use this for my acne when I was in my early teens and I could never stand the smell. But Lush have definitely done something to the scent because it doesn't bother me at all anymore. The texture can be really strange at first but once you get used to it, it's fine and is actually quite nice I think. 

I use the Let The Good Times Roll cleanser at night, after I've used my Garnier Micellar Water to remove the majority of my makeup. I use this at night because it has a more buttery texture, which I think helps remove those last traces of makeup really well, I simply apply the product my face with gentle motions and leave it there for about 2 minutes before I rinse it off with water. I should also note that this cleanser smells amazing and just like buttery popcorn, so yes a definitely selling point for me.

Overall I don't know the exact effects of these cleansers on their own, but I have to say my skin has been in much better condition recently, and has been a lot clearer. I've also been using my Aveeno moisturiser in case you're wondering. I've just noticed such a difference with my skin now that I'm using more simple products on it.

What skincare products are you currently using in your skincare routine?

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Something New.

Today I have a little update for you all. As you may have noticed I haven't been blogging much on Emmihearts and that is mainly because I've had a lot of coursework to do for college, which of course I have to put first. I've also had a chest infection for over a month now which has just made me feel like death to be honest and I've just had no energy. When I created this blog nearly two years ago (wow though that is crazy), I solely intended Emmihearts to be a place for all things beauty and honestly I really have no motivation to write about makeup, skincare etc anymore. 

Because of this I've made a new blog called Emily + Her Camera, to write about photography and art that interests me, share tips and also share my own photography work there. I've already posted some content over there, so be sure to check it out if that kind of thing interests you, however although it does sound like I'm leaving Emmihearts behind, I don't plan to. Through blogging here, I've spoken to and interacted with people I never normally would have the opportunity to, and I am so grateful for your support and comments you've left me in the past two years, so thank you so much. 

My new intention with this blog is to post little snippets of my life, and share anything lifestyle and maybe beauty related that's making me happy. My coursework is going to ease off after this month, so my blogging will definitely get more to the pace it has been in the past. So yes I'm not abandoning this place, just starting fresh with my content. 

Thanks for all your continued support x

Emily + Her Camera

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Memory Jar

Ok I know I am so late with this, but I was out shopping the other day and spotted this jar so I finally decided to start a little memory jar for 2015. I bought this food jar from George for £1.50, which really makes this little DIY so easy and inexpensive to do. I've been seeing these ideas on Pinterest for so long now and they seem like such a lovely thing to have, especially when you're having a down day and you can look at all your happy memories from the current year. I know I have quite a bit of catching up to do but I thought to inspire any of you who have started or would like to start a memory/happy jar, I would list some of the things I will be putting into my own memory jar...

- Tickets
- Funny moments or happy memories written down
- Little printed photos (PicMonkey has a Polaroid effect that I want to use for mine)
- Objects from your travels (such as the pinecone I picked up from a beautiful hike in the snow)
- Lyrics or quotes that inspire or have helped you
- Packaging from anything amazing you tried
- A record of an achievement you've made (even if you just write it down)
- Compliments from anyone that really made your day

Let me know if you have already started or created a jar of some kind, and let me know anything else you put in yours!

Friday, 20 February 2015

A Little Storage Idea

Today I have something a little bit different for you all. I'd love to do more lifestyle posts here on the blog so I thought I would share a little storage solution that sits on top of my dresser next to my makeup mirror. I use it to store a few beauty tools and other bits and bobs, so I thought I'd share it as a little bit of inspiration as I am constantly trying out DIYs and different room decor ideas.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Winter Makeup Bag

Time for my seasonal makeup bag update and I have to say my makeup bag has never looked so empty. I think with the stresses of college which I always seem to go on about, I've just stopped caring as much about makeup. However I do still wear the stuff every friggin day and these are some things that are just essential in my opinion. 

What products are currently in your makeup bag?

Monday, 26 January 2015

A Snowy NOTD

Rimmel Lycra Pro Nail Polish in Blue Vogue

While out and about in the snow the other day, I decided to snap away at a wintery nail look that is currently on my nails and I am loving right now. It's kind of random, and is the combination of me not wanting to let go of my dark polishes just yet, and wanting to try out some of my glitter polishes that are gathering dust at the back of my collection. I have to apologise for not being able to find a link for the lovely dark blue shade as I got it from Atkinson's and their nail products tend to be random and unavailable anywhere else. Anyhow, as I've discovered dark blue and glitter go beautifully to create what I liken to a wintery night sky. I really like this look and figured it might inspire some of you who like me have copious amounts of glitter polishes they never touch.

Do you like my NOTD? What is your favourite nail look right now?

Sunday, 25 January 2015

A Walk In The Snow

I'm currently doing a landscape project in photography which means I've had to drag myself out of bed in the cold and go out taking photographs all day. Last Sunday me and my Mum went out into the Peak District and had such a nice walk in the snow. There wasn't any snow where I live so it was amazing to go out there and see the white icing the hills. I took an abundance of photos as everywhere looked so beautiful, and of course I picked some of my favourites to share with you all. 

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