Welcome to my world of makeup, sweet scents and real talk. You should always have a cuppa to hand and sit back and enjoy a little snippet of my world! A beauty and lifestyle blog for all, but as I like to say it's also 'brown girl friendly'. As a brown beauty myself I ensure that all product reviews that are complexion based really show what works on a deeper skin tone as well as showing what's being catered for brown beauties!

Friday, 18 November 2016


The clocks have gone back and our day seems shorter and night longer. It's that time of the year when we start to feel a little down and reminiscing about our long summer days and nights. For some reason this time of year always appears to be my busiest and I like many can experience heightened stress levels and anxiety. There are a range of things to do when feeling this way, so I thought Id share with you three of my favourite ways to switch off and relax in the evenings.

1) For me the ambience of my environment is key, and so if that's not right then I feel unsettled. Apart from ensuring I have a tidy space, I love to burn a scented candle (in fact a few) in the evenings. These candles from *Rituals are great for creating the right ambience. They come in various scents and sizes so perfect for the different rooms. I love to burn the 'Light The Way' candle which is a sweet orange and cinnamon scent in my kitchen in the evenings, as well as the Spring Garden Vetiver and Clary Sage scented candle in my bathroom as it has a more fresh fragrance. The newest scent The Ritual of Sakura candle is one that is perfect for all rooms as it has a sweet scent of cherry blossom but with the comforting and warming tones of rice milk.

2) As well as setting the ambience for my relaxing evening, I love to get stuck into a good skin care routine. When I have more time on my hands I love doing a good clay mask! My favourite has to be the Bentonite clay mask, as I find it really does draw out the impurities from my skin. However, if you can't find this clay mask, then L'Oreal have recently released three new face masks including the purity clay mask (includes eucalyptus and is great for mattifying the skin - my favourite), the detox mask (includes charcoal and is great for clarifying the skin) and the glow mask (including red algae and is great for exfoliating as it has micro beads). These each retail for £7.99, but keep a look out as sometimes they can retail for £5 each!

3) The last thing that helps to keep me relaxed is simply switching off and enjoying reading. I've got a few books on my list that I'm waiting to get stuck into, but today I picked up the new book called FACE by Pixiwoo which I can't wait to read. I know it's not your typical night time reading, but as a beauty lover I love to learn from others and reading about makeup techniques or even simply reading blog posts about beauty is very relaxing for me.
So hopefully this has given you some ideas to help you get through these busier months!

Speak soon,
Vicky x

*These products were gifted to me for the purpose of review. Some links may be affiliates.

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