Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy 1 Year Of Blogging

So exactly a year today was when i first set up ' Love -X- Beauty'. I had no idea on where i wanted the blog to go or what i wanted to achieve from it apart from that i knew i wanted to share my passion of all things beauty and fashion related. I am so so happy in how far it has grown over the year and i still see it purely as hobby and something that i dont want to see as a 'chore' or posts being forced. In the year i have had times where i just completely have writers blog and have found that scheduling posts is my best friend. I love how sometimes i will write out posts in the pure excitement of finding an amazing product that has wowed me so much. 

Most of all i just want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that follows my blog and leaves me lovely comments :) everytime you interact me with i feel so happy and i love blogging so much. 

Again following on from my 2014 post i have so many ideas for my blog this year and i cannot wait to share them all with you! i will be coming at you all with a handful of posts. 

Happy 1st year of blogging to my blog yayyyyyy! 

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year New start - 2014

 Well hello everyone!! it feels like such a long time since i have properly blogged and its been so weird not writing out posts. To be honest life just completely took over with stress of uni work and enjoying christmas its been left behind but im back :) - Hope you all had a lovely christmas!

2013 has been a strange year for me as ive felt like life has just been plodding along but me looking from a different perspective. I havent felt myself at all and not to sound too down but i havent been enjoying life as i should be. At 22 years old i have been having a so called midlife crisis is whats its seemed. I have had alot more downs than ups to be fair. Just a few weeks ago i thought everything i was doing was just going completely wrong not being motivated or wanting to actually do anything. So ive vowed that 2014 will be so much better. 

I want 2014 to be full of laughter, memories and adventures. Doing things last minute that are completely spontaneous! - (I also have a book from Katie Piper who is a huge inspirational person to note and within the book it contains 365 of positive affirmations. Now you may be thinking god she needs to get a grip but honestly the small things like affirmations truely make me feel so much better. I cannot wait to look at it everyday and to not take life for granted. 

As most people say every year 'next year will be better - new year new start' i firmly believe its going to be my year in which im going to make it my mission for it to bring me back to life. I have no idea in what i want to happen but its going to be an exciting journey and i for sure want to update you all in what happens along the way :)

May 2014 bring you all happiness <3

'From today i will think about the good things to come in my life, and let go of things that have happened in the past. I can make great things happen'.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Pre & Post Christmas Pamper: Elemental Herbology Weekend Facial |

There is nothing better then having an hour or so midweek and/or sunday night for a good old pamper. This has been my routine for the past year which has really been working for my skin and also for myself. I find having a pamper makes me relax and just forget about anything for an hour. I like to light some candles and get some music playing. Having this routine also means that i try out alot of products which help to detox my skin. Elemental Herbology has been a brand i have heard so much about and read alot of great things about the products so i decided to purchase the Elemental Herbology Weekend Facial Kit

The Elemental Herbology Weekend Facial Kit is a three part routine with an exfoliator, clay mask and a hydrating overnight mask. The three masks work perfectly together in getting the best out of your skin to give you a clearer healthy complexion. To start the routine i tend to use the Facial Glow first as it gets rid of the top layer of dead skin cells. Leaving this on for 4 minutes as its packed with AHAs and taking it off with a muslin cloth. After first use of this mask my skin has never felt as soft like seriously silky soft!! I then move on to the clay based mask which is the Facial Detox Purifying Mask - this mask helps get rid of congestion in the skin, refine the pores and basically get rid of anything and everything that has been building up in your skin. This mask isnt overly drying which i really like and leaving it on for 10 minutes it gets to work so quickly. I find that using the Facial Glow beforehand really helps this mask work even better. After the mask has been removed its time to give the skin a huge dose of moisture which is where the Biodynamic Facial Souffle Intensive Hydration and Repair Mask comes in to play. Its an overnight moisture mask which repairs dry and dehydrated skin to renew overnight and get the skin back to a healthy state. This mask is divine its so soothing and helps to reduce any redness or irritations in my skin like blemishes. 

After using these three masks in the evening and waking up in the morning my skin looked so clear, radiant and most of all glowing. Any blemishes or congestion reduced dramatically and a huge plumpness to my skin. I can definately feel that these products are going to be a staple in my routine and im really wanting to try more from the brand now ive seen how effective the products have been and the results it has delievered. I am one happy skincare lover!!

Have you tried products from Elemental Herbology?