Sunday, 21 July 2013

My sunburn experience :(

So guys... I did something really really silly. I spend time in the sunshine without sun cream on and severely burnt my arms and legs! My shoulders blistered and I've shed at least 3 layers of skin from the burnt areas. It's already been a week or so, but it's still pretty pink and painful. I have definitely learnt my lesson and want to share some sun safety tips so that no one else makes my mistake, I cannot stress enough how painful this was!

1. Don't be fooled by the temperature, wind can make is seem deceivingly cool while the UV rays are still bearing down on our skin! If the suns out, top up that sun cream. Preferably SPF 15 and above, reapplying often and using after sun once you've come out of the sun.

2. Remember that the sun is at its strongest between 10am and 4pm, so try to avoid sitting in the direct sunlight for long periods of time between those hours, especially if you do not have sun cream.

3. Don't forget about your face! We're always applying to arms, legs, tums and backs but I'll bet a lot of you forget about your face. I've seen many a sunglasses white patch on someone's face before, it's not an ideal look!

4. If you do get burnt, apply after sun and moisturise the skin regularly, although avoid any scented moisturisers as they are likely to irritate the tender skin. E45 lotion or anything with Aloe Vera will keep the skin from drying out and will cool it down/take away some of the redness. If your sunburn is really severe, I suggest a trip to your GP for medical advice.

5. Another trick for cooling and calming sunburn is natural yoghurt. Now, I'm not going to lie, the yoghurt will sour and it isn't a pleasant smell, but it will ease the pain and help restore pH balance to your skin.

If none of that advice was enough to convince you, then here are a few photos of the various stages of my sunburn so far on my shoulders. Ew.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

My Avon Nail Polish Collection!

I have an addiction, guys. A colourful, glittery, magical addiction. I love nail polish. Can't get enough. My collection is heading towards triple figures pretty swiftly and I really have no intention of slowing the purchase rate!! It would take quiiite a while to go through my entire collection, so I thought I'd share my collection of Avon Nail Polishes with you guys today.

I love this brand. It's very affordable, and our Avon representative is a lovely lady. If you don't know an Avon rep or there're isn't one near you, you can also order products online. Avon Nail Polishes retail at £6, but there is always various shades half price, or a buy one get one free deal, and I just can't stop myself! There are plenty of shades to choose from, and the quality is quite good(a little on the runny side). They have Speed Dry, Matte and Mosaic effects for you to choose from as well as regular polish.

So here you are, feast your eyes! 


Sunday, 7 July 2013

We Heart It: App Review

Yup, this is a strange one, an app review. This isn't so much of a review, and is more a case of "I freakin love this app and have to say something about it!"

For those who don't know, We Heart It is an image based social network for inspiring images. Describing itself as "a home for your inspiration". It's full of motivation quotes, photos of teen idols, cute vintage filters etc. Basically, the inside of every teenage girl's head in image form. You can 'heart' images that you like, follow your friends, create sets for images you like to follow certain themes, search for a specific tag...I'm finding half of my iPad camera roll to be images I've saved from this app!

So, if you're like me and love all this cutesy, girly inspiration then I highly suggest you get this app, I could spend hours browsing!!