Friday, 25 March 2016

Hello Spring!

Friday, 18 March 2016

DIY face mask for scarring

My New Year's Resolution was to improve my skin, thus reducing the amount I spend on makeup. I only tend to get breakouts around my period, but the blemishes always scar, which means I have constellations of purple marks on my face. However, I am also a guilty snacker. If I am feeling low or just hungry, I tend to snack on chocolate, cakes or crisps instead of making a proper meal. This is not only bad for my health, but for my skin. I will get breakouts a day or two after I have eaten lots of crap food, and I am getting sick of running out of concealer to cover them!
Starting from this Monday, I began to think through my lunches at college more carefully to avoid snacking whilst I am there. I love sweet potatoes, and they are a great thing to take for lunch, especially when roasted with herbs and other veggies, with rice. As well as this, I whipped up a simple face mask last Sunday to help combat my scarring and skin, and wanted to share the DIY on my blog! (This had better be appreciated though, as getting these photos meant that I had to stand on a chair in my kitchen!)

Friday, 11 March 2016

Bedroom update

Hello again! 
I first spotted this duvet on the Betty blog and um-ed and ah-ed over it for a couple of weeks, when it was reduced again, I decided to take the plunge and buy it! I'm staying in Newcastle next year to do an art foundation course, but went ahead and bought a double size, rather than a single, as I didn't want to buy a new duvet for only one year, especially seeing as it is so pretty! I pulled my bed away from the wall slightly, and the duvet fits fine with some overhang on either side. A bonus was also getting another matching pillowcase! The duvet is reversible so you can have the bolder, black side facing up, or the more delicate, white side facing up. I love the contrast between the two sides and the pops of yellow from the floral print.