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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Quick Update and BlOGMAS 2014!

Hey Guys,

I thought I would take this time to do a quick update post and let you know why there has been a lack of posts. First of all, I forgot my blogger password and that was mayhem until I rememebered it a few days later, and managed to get back into my account but by then I was quite behind in posts that were scheduled.

I had also planned BLOGMAS and was going to write prior to December, however there were a number of posts which had been planned to go up during the period in which I was not on my account so instead I've decided to focus on BLOGMAS and try and incorporate the previously planned posts into BLOGMAS. For those of you who do not know, BLOGMAS is a series of posts throughout December. I'll be writing a blog post every day up until the 24th December and i'll be uploading them at 5pm GMT each day until Christmas Eve! I'm really excited to uplad them as I have out a lot of time and effort into making the posts the best I possibly can!

I hope your all well and enjoying the run up to christmas (and GCSE Exams..) as much as I am!
Love Daisy x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Autumn Favourites

For me November signals the end of Autumn/Fall and then its Winter (favourite season dance) so I thought I would write a Autumn Favourites, of course most of these I would still use throughtout Winter! I also decided to write/structure this post a bit different, so let me know in the comments if you liked this or not!

It is not Autumn/Winter without a few candels, and the Yankee Candle Christmas range is amazing! I am currently loving Christmas Cookie which is a really sweet and warm smell, and Black Cherry which is a musky/fruit smell! (Great description..) During the colder months, my skin (in particular my cheeks) get extremly dry and raw, so moisturising plays a huge part in my skincare. I am currently  using the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser  which although is an extremly thick moisturiser, it works incredibly well. My skin is always far better after using this, and also very soft!

Meanwhile, as I'm sure most of you also change up your makeup seasonally, or change up your everyday makeup look; I don't feel comfortable sporting darker lip shades (and I also spend the majority of my time at school, if I walked in wearing purple lips I would be given a makeup wipe in one hand and a detention in the other) so instead I wear darker eyeshades. I have been using the Estée Lauder Duo in Raisins for a dark plum smokey eye (possible tutorial?) where as I have been recently using the Mac Eyeshadow Shades in Bronze, Amber Lights and All That Glitters for a bronze/taupe look! As for my nail color I have been wearing Marc Jacobs Nail Varnish in Wine, which is a deep red Autumnal/Christmas colour. For Mascara I love the YSL Shocking False Lash Effect as it holds a curl and leaves my lashes voluminous all day.

During the colder months, my hair begins to get very dry and of course damaged. I like to treat it with the Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner which is amazing, and leaves my hair silky, soft and shiny! I am literally refusing to use any other shampoo and conditioner, these are amazing! (Also incredibly affordable!) Whilst my hairs slightly damp I either use Pantene Split End Serum which leaves the ends silky and smooth, and also repairs damage! (Also affordable) Or I will use the Its a 10 Miracle Leave in Product which leaves my hair soft, but I deffinatly think there's lots of dupes that work just as well!

What are your Autumn Favourites? Would you like to see a Smokey Eye Tutorial? Also, I now offer advertising across my blog so if your interested contact me prices are mostly under £5 and I am also willing to go lower!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

How To Prevent Oily Skin

So, I do 'suffer' from oily skin and I know how annoying it is, but there are certainly many ways you can prevent or 'deal' with oily skin. The routine I am currently using has deffinatly been helping me, and hopefully it will help you too!

Firstly I apply an Anti Shine Balm by Teen Skin Actvities* all over my face. This helps prime my makeup and also prevents or controls the oils in my skin. Because this is a balm I let this sit on my face for a few minutes so it can absorb, and get to work! Although it is a fairly thick consisteancy, I find it works really well with my skin and really does combat oily-ness. Using products that are espicially designed to combat oil skin is also a huge part in the prevention of your oily skin.   I will then use the Klenex Oil Absorbing Sheets just before my makeup if there are still any oily spots, and then use it after my makeup again if need be. I also carry them round in my purse, you can never be too prepared!

Washing your face twice a day removes excess oil and prevents it clogging your pores. I use the Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser which not only cleans my face but has massively helped the redness. As for cosmetics I reccomend using all powder based products, avoiding cream products and shimmer products! Highlighters should espically be avoided throughout use in the t-zone! Change your tools regularly because oils build up incredibly quickly;change your face cloth regularly and wash your brushes regularly. Try to avoid touching your face, and applying makeup throughout the day as this causes oils to clog in your pores.

I hope this helped you in some way, let me know how you combat your oily skin! What posts would you be interested in seeing?

(Also I have had a lot of questions asking about social media accounts, my instagram is @daisybutterworth and twitter is @daisyteenbeauty)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Teen Skin Actives Review *

(This is my honest opinion, and by no means is it a sponsored post. I have been sent these products and have really been loving them and enjoying the huge improvements it has made!)

Two weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Monica and Stephanie and shortly after learning about the brand, I was allowed to choose products that would most interest me and of course all of you. I then choose the Anti Shine Balm and Anti Spot Gel as I know spots and oily skin are of most concern for most - if not all teenagers.

The product I'm really impressed with is the Anti Spot Gel. I only occasionally have spots that are of major concern, however recently I have had one or two and after using this gel I could see they had improved. The first night I applied this, I noticed a huge differnce! The spot had become pratically invisible, and the next day had completly gone!  This is the only spot clearing treatment that I have used and noticed the difference, and seen the improvement! I have never used an products that had improved my spots so quickly and kindly. You need the smallest amount, and I dab it into the spot with my fingers. I really reccomend this product, espically if you suffer from breakouts reularly. However  I would not recomend applying it all across your face, and instead focus on the spot itself. Really reccomend this product! You can purchase this here.

The other product I have been using is the Anti-Shine Balm. I apply this prior to my makeup, along with The Tarte Cleanslate Primer. This primer drys matte within seconds, and then you are free to continue with your normal routine. This can be used under makeup as normal, and also used on its own. Although I reccomend setting it with a translucent powder to avoid it looking greasy/oily. I have noticed that my makeup lasts longer than it would without the balm, and also an improvement in the oilyness of my skin. You can purchase this here.

Both of these products, I really reccomend and am enjoying! I have noticed a huge difference in my skin, amd hopefully you will too. They are inexpensive, which is great for teens and are avaialble on this website here.

What skin care products do you reccomend?