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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Back To School Essentials with Deciem!*

*These items were sent to me, but all opinions are my own and 100% honest, I only talk about products I truly love and recommend! 

Unfortunately with labour day just gone that means that everybody's gone back to school! For most people that means hell has officially started... but for me its quite exciting to start fresh with a new beauty routine, and discover some new essentials! And I have done just that! Here are my two back to school essentials, but I'd love to hear about yours in the comments below!

1. Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Body Mist:
This is a face mist that you can spray across your face or body to 'inject' some hydration into your skin. For me, this is a complete lifesaver seeing as my skin gets so dry and drinks up all my makeup before the end of the day. However, I now carry this around with me in my school bag and spray my face throughout the day, after my skincare routine and when I wake up in the morning. I've noticed a huge difference in my skin since using this, and my makeup is also looking lasting and looking 'fresh' throughout the day. This also smells absolutely amazing.. (as you guys know I cannot describe scents for the life of me.. but I shall give it my absolute best shot!) It smells of fresh vanilla and lemons with a hint of jasmine. This is such a huge recommendation since I've noticed some major skin developments, my skin is a lot softer, supple, hydrated and radiant. Its increased the longevity of my makeup and decreased my breakouts massively!

2. Grow Gorgeous Overnight to Gorgeous Hair Masque!
I have incredibly dry, damaged, thick and unruly hair and that makes most mornings an absolute nightmare in terms of styling my hair as it takes so long and I never manage to get it to what I want! I use this hair mask at night and apply a generous layer across all of my hair (avoid the roots of your hair if you have greasy hair) and wear a shower cap through the night and wash it off in the morning. By the morning the mask and all of its great ingredients have by then penetrated my cuticles and left is so much softer, hydrated, smoother and stronger. Its much easier to style since it is so much softer and smoother. Over the last few uses I've noticed a big difference in the appearance of my hair, the ends look a lot less damaged and I've noticed a small regrowth in my baby hairs around my hairline and it looks so much glossier than usual. I've also had so many comments on how nice my hair smells.. the masque smells very fruit like (particularly strawberries and yet again vanilla!) with 'woodlike' undertones. The smell is very strong and very much lingers throughout the day! Somebody always seems to comment the next day about how nice my hair smells! I've noticed a huge improvement in the strength and appearance of my hair, and thus it is another huge recommendation! (For anybody wondering I use this as a deep conditioning mask once a week!)

So those are my two back to school essentials, I'd love to hear about yours in the comments! Next week will be a beauty essentials post so watch out for that! And also I just want to send a lovely thank you to deciem and most particularly Eric who sent out these items! I loved them and it was such a pleasure to work with you and the company!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Ten Ways To Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine... - Guest Post by Olivia

Hi Everyone! As you may or not know I offer guest posts on my blog and the lovely Olivia wrote this post! If you too want to write a guest post for my blog just email me at: daisysianbutterworth@gmail.com ! I absolutely love this post, and Olivia's blog is a huge recommendation of mine, you should definitely check it out! Without further ado.. an amazing post by Olivia on: 

10 Reasons Why Coconut Oil Is Your Best Friend:

Hello everyone! My name is Olivia, and I am a beauty blogger over in the US. After a year or two of buying beauty products every time my mother and I  went out to go shopping, I had makeup coming out of practically everywhere in the house. I then created a blog. Although I didn’t get many views, and began posting less, I still had a passion to become a beauty blogger. I was very grateful to meet Daisy and be allowed to guest post on her absolutely perfect blog. So lots of love to daisy for letting me post with my “amazing” American grammar. ;) Now without further ado, I bring you 10 uses for coconut oil.

1.      Eye makeup remover- I know that when I use waterproof makeup it can be very hard to get off. When I often have this problem, I use a cotton ball dipped in coconut oil, and it gets eye makeup off effortlessly.

2.      Hydrating deep conditioner- summer does a lot of damage to your hair. The heat, the laziness of not properly washing it. You can easily get your hair looking great for the fall season by mixing one cup of hot water and two tablespoons of coconut oil (use more if your hair is longer). Once the coconut oil settles, massage it onto your scalp and hair, comb it through with a wide-toothed comb, wrap it into a bun, and put a shower cap over it. Let it sit for an hour, then rinse thoroughly with warm water for shiny, beautiful hair!

3.      Cuticle cream- I use false acrylic nails and those do look pretty but most of the time they ruin my cuticles. Applying coconut oil directly onto your cuticles helps soften them and strengthens your nails. 

4.      Exfoliator- Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a jar for a DIY exfoliator that'll leave your skin glowing.

5.      Natural lip balm- Put coconut oil directly on your lips. It helps heal dry, chapped lips in no time!

6.      Makeup brush cleaner- After countless hours of practicing different makeup looks over the summer, my brushes really needed to be cleaned. Microwave a few tablespoons of coconut oil for about 30 seconds, then dip your brushes in it. Rub them on a paper towel to remove the makeup, and rinse under warm water. Coconut oil has anti-fungal benefits, so it will help keep your brushes bacteria-free.

7.      Highlighter- After you put your makeup on, swipe a tiny amount on your cheeks and the bridge of your nose to get beautiful glowing skin.

8.      Zipper Fixer- Sometimes I can be a bit impatient with my zippers and zip them up a little too fast, getting them stuck. Dip a cotton swab into coconut oil and rub it on a jammed zipper to loosen it up.

9.      Body moisturizer- Coconut oil will soften your skin and treat cracked heels and dry elbows.

10.  Natural deodorant Apply coconut oil to the areas you sweat the most, or make your own homemade deodorant stick with coconut oil, shea butter, baking soda, and arrowroot! 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my post! If you want you can follow me ;)
An extra special thank you to Daisy! You are truly amazing! Xx (A/N An extra special thank you to Olivia for writing this wonderful post!)