Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Face B4 Skincare

Face B4 Cleanser Serum
Face B4 Daily Cleansing Foam (*) - £14.95
Face B4 After Cleansing Serum (*) - £14.95

Spots. Pimples. Zits. Different names but all describe the sane dread. There is nothing worse than on the lead up to a big event, where you know everybody will be snap happy, than waking up with a small mountain on your face. Whilst your camoflaging skills may rival the Army, having a spot or two is enough to knock anyone's confidence. I'm a big brliver in preventation being better than cure so when I was given the opportunity to try Face B4 skincare, I had to give it ago.

Face B4 is a skincare brand with a difference, aiming to make achieving clear skin simpler. Suitable for all skin types, Face B4 consists of a two step routine to help prevent blemishes. The Daily Cleansing Foam is exceptionally lightweight and not at all drying. A combined Cleanser and Toner, it helps remove all traces of dirt and excess oil from your pores, fighting the bacteria that causes spots. Once the foam has been applied and washed off you can then apply the After a cleansing Serum. Combing the properties of a serum with the benefits of a moisturiser, you only need a pea-sized amount to treat your whole face. It's i,potent not to apply too much product, otherwise your skin is left a bit greasy and shiny. Similarly I'd recommend using the serum only at night as I find it doesn't work well with some of my bases.

After only one week of using the duo, I noticed a massive difference in my pore size and amount of blemishes I had. Whilst all my blemishes didn't disappear overnight, they did reduce in severity and quantity. I loved being able to cut out steps and use the combined products. I will be the first to admit that I sometimes skip skincare regime steps. Sometimes your too tired or pushed for time, other times you simply can't be bothered. Whatever the reason, using Face B4 ensured I had a consistent routine that fitted into my life. Another thing which appealed to me when using the combined products was that you are using fewer things on your skin. It sounds obvious, but I think sometimes my skin gets a bit overloaded by using different products. Using just two made everything simpler and ultimately, my skin thanked me for it.

What are your top blemish preventing products?

Monday, 29 September 2014


In the words of Green Day, Wake Me Up When September Ends. I say that because I feel like I've been constantly fighting against obstacles this month, mainly health related (although the blue bin, shoe encounter comes a close 2nd). However, I haven't given up with out a fight, and if I say so myself, the other guy looked worse ;) This month I took the very very exciting plunge of booking a 10 day trip to the USA next September, alone. I'm doing a Trek America tour of California starting in LA and ending in San Francisco, with Arizona & Utah thrown in for good measure. Since booking the trip I literally cannot wait and it's all I'll talk about given the opportunity. From planning what to pack, where to see on my extra days, and even what goodies I need to search CVS and Sephora for, this is a trip of a lifetime and I plan on making the most of it. Another exciting opportunity I've been given that you all do know about, is being an official blogger for the Fashion & Lifestyle exhibition in Manchester. I think you can all see that learnt my lesson last month and I am making the most of every opportunity given to me.

Things I've learn't this month:

  1. With darker nights drawing in, the best television comes on television. Gogglebox is back and Downton has returned. Who needs to go out when you can have a cosy night in with Branson!
  2. The countdowm to Christmas is really on (yes. I said it. sorry not sorry). Strictly is on, I've seen my first mince pies in the shops (?) and there's talk of beauty advent calendars. Let the magic begin.
  3. I am a complete horder. This month I found out that my memory card was holding a list 8 A4 pages long worth of photos for blog posts.
  4. Spiders are getting bigger because of global warming. It's a fact I wish wasn't true. 

What have you been up to this month?

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition 2014 || Free Registration


With under 2 weeks to go, all the plans for the Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition 2014 at Event City, Manchester are starting to come together. The event has 9 zones in all covering diverse areas:

  • Pink Zone - Beauty.
  • Grey Zone - Gadgets & Technology
  • Green Zone - Fashion
  • Yellow Zone - Food & Drink
  • Blue Zone - Make-up
  • Orange Zone - Shoes
  • Black Zone - Home & Interiors
  • Purple Zone - Accessories
  • Red Zone - Christmas & Gifts
As you can see, there will be something for every taste and gender at the event, making it an great day out and the perfect place to get ahead of yourself and pick up a few Christmas presents, along with some treats for yourself that is. Want to know the best bit though? Entry registration is free and so simple to do! Simply click here and follow the instructions. There is no reason to be missing this opportunity.

The event is on 11th-12th October 2014 at Event City, Manchester (next to the Trafford Centre Home/ Sealife / Lego Centre). For more information click here.

Let me know if any of you plan to go!