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My Skincare Secret… Shh!

15/07/2014

When I say “your skin” what comes to mind? If it’s something positive, lucky you! 
Without knowing how to work with, and get our skin to it’s best possible condition, many of us can easily pick faults in our own skin. I for one still do this from time to time, but after finding ways to look after and treat my skin better everyday I’m finally OK with that. 

No one has perfect skin, or at least I don’t know anyone whom has perfect skin. All these people you see with flawless complexions are more than likely to have had problematic periods when it comes to their skin, especially during their teens (the “WHY DO I ALWAYS WAKE UP WITH A MASSIVE ZIT ON MY CHIN THE DAY BEFORE I HAVE PLANS” stage). Right? 
Not even my Dad who tries to avoid me educating him on skincare by telling me his skin is in fact perfect, does not have perfect skin. When it comes to skin there really is no perfect. This is because everyone has different complexions/skin tones/problematic areas to the next person. 
It’s about learning and finding your own skincare solution and then turning that into your skincare secret! Here’s mine…

I’d thought that my skincare solution would be filled by an expensive, high-end product for a long time before realising this wasn’t going to be the case. For some? maybe. For me? The exact opposite. 

Green Tea is my skincare secret. 


Something so simple like Green Tea is surprisingly beneficial to your skin, as well holding many other health benefits. Aside from it containing water that you’re told you must drink everyday for your own benefit, I’ts packed full of antioxidants that will act as an anti-inflammatory, helping to calm your skin. Since drinking more and more green tea (If I listed all the flavours you can buy, I’d be here all day, so maybe another time), I’ve noticed a complete difference in my skin tone and condition. 
As a result:

  • My complexion has become more even.
  • Redness on my face has reduced.
  • My skin appears more radiant.
  • Skin breakouts have become fewer and less red.
  • I can now leave the house without feeling like I want to cover up with make up (being able to say this one makes me happy 🙂 )

I think my family and friends may well know that I enjoy a nice cup of green tea too. It’s not like I tell them how good it is for you ALL THE TIME or anything! Of course, alongside green tea I use skincare products to treat my skin that bit extra, but Green Tea is my thing – my skincare secret. 

Whats yours? 

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Do What Makes You Happy #1

11/12/2013

You’re probably as surprised as I am to see a blog post uploaded by me.
Firstly I’ve named this #1 because I may do a blog series around this (Let me know your thoughts?).
Secondly, yes I’ve used a hash tag to mark a  number, not to get likes on my instagrams, or retweets on my tweets.

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Finally…..

In the past 2 months, I have produced no such thing that can be categorised into ‘productive’, or even anything close. That’s a lie. I put the christmas decs up sunday, and have clicked on the facebook and twitter app icon constantly – does that count?

Starting from the beginning (of October), I decided to quit college. After countless mornings, and nights of begrudgingly thinking of and travelling to and from college, to study four subjects I didn’t know I wanted to pursue, I looked at my situation; and just said no. Regardless of knowing I “apparently” have a better chance in life if I further my education, I decided to do what makes me happy. College made me far from happy.

At first, I was labelling this time period in my life “An Early Gap Year”, and was getting those family members (family members who, in the nicest possible way, like to think their opinion is valid in every situation) off of my back by telling them I’d return in a year. I got a reply of “you won’t go back, we’ve seen it happen before”. I then argued “I will, I want to.” I’ve now decided I don’t. If it made me super unhappy, like really low unhappy, then what makes me think it will be different next year? I now look at it like this – College isn’t the be all and end all!

Personally, I feel like my High School emphasised the whole expectation of going to college, and then Uni thing a bit too much. They never touched on the complete Apprenticeship path, but rather skimmed over this, only ‘helping’ us on college applications. And that’s now what I’m considering – an apprenticeship. I for one don’t want to be at home 24/7 or stuck in a job I don’t enjoy. In no way have I left my education as the past, with the idea to slack off.

I already hold a part time job, but am suppressing from finding a new full time one, or increasing my usual contracted hours.
Why? Because I want to know what I want to do, what is right for me, and what makes me happy.

I’m so so so sorry for not writing regularly or keeping up to date with the popular beauty and fashion posts. But, the L word’s above that banner too y’know (Lifestlyle, not the other one), and I suppose this is what this post will fall under. I pinky promise once I get my inspiration back, I’ll bombard you with my shoddy writing.

Thank you for staying with me. And you; do what makes you happy too!

Chloe