Sunday, 12 February 2017

4 Lifestyle Books

 I am an avid book reader. I'm always reading, whether it be blogposts, fiction books, or lifestyle, give me a book and I'll probably read it. I've really been enjoy coffee table books at the moment, my amazon wishlist is full of them and not just for the fact that they make good blogging props. Some of them have really opened up my eyes. Here are 4 that I've really enjoyed at the moment.

The Little Book Of HYGGE: I know every blogger under the sun has mentioned this book but I just couldn't help putting my two pennies worth in about it. It really is a lifestyle I strive to live. I really try to live a lifestyle that is cosy and where I feel happy and content and create a room in which I actually want to escape to and brings me peace and tranquility (one day I will do a room tour) I completely agree what Meik says, in that a big part of hygge is also the company you surround yourself in and I've been doing a lot of thinking about that, something I'm keeping personal and struggling with at the moment, but even so. I love to pick this book up in the evenings curl under a blanket with warm lighting and read a chapter or two because even that in itself just makes me feel so calm and relaxed, it truly is a beautiful book.

The life-changing magic of not giving a f*ck: I read this book back in the summer, I saw it in the airport and I knew I just needed it and so it became my poolside reading. It really did speak to me at the time. I am a person that over worries, that cares a lot about what people think or say about me and I was at a low point when I purchased this book and there were so many points through out where I thought YES! this needs to be me! and bless the girls I think I unrelaxed them through out pool days by getting them to stop what they were doing and listen paragraphs and sentences that really spoke to me. I definitely need to re-read this book a few more times to get some more ideas of just learning not to give a f*ck and live my best life! I actually also want to pick up get your sh*t together, so if you have read that one too let me know your thoughts!

BLOOM: Estee has been one of my favourite youtubers and bloggers since I can remember, her style, interior design and just the kind of woman she comes across as in her videos has always inspired me. So when she released her book I knew I needed to read it! She seems to have had a lot of ups and downs in her life, some that you may find relatable and some not so much. But it really did open your eyes to how she travelled and still is travelling to become the person she is today, she is so open and the messages she has in the book is just truly amazing. I really recommend this book for anyone.

CAPTURE YOUR STYLE: ok so this is a bit of a cheat as I haven't actually read much of this book yet and it's something I plan to indulge and thoroughly read during this half term. I received it at Christmas and did read a few pages and from what I did read really got me thinking. I love instagram, I love taking photos even though I may not do it enough and wish I did more (I struggle to know what to photograph) This books is all about helping you. Through using hashtags, to creating stories through your grid to all sorts and when I finish this placement I plan in diving into instagram and scanning every corner of this book for inspiration and help!
What are your favourite lifestyle books at the moment?
Elizabeth Apps x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Evening Skincare Routine

When it gets to around 9:30 I'm thinking about how quickly I can dive under the covers and grasp that 7-8 hours sleep, so when it comes to a nightly skincare routine I like to keep it simple and quick. So in 5 easy steps I'm fresh faced and moisturised ready to hopefully full into that deep slumber.

THE PRODUCTS 
Clinique take the day off: This balm works so well on my skin, you only need a small amount as it melts as you work it into your face, I really feel refreshed and cleansed after applying this, if I've worn make up that day it really does take it all off and doesn't leave your face feeling greasy or like there is product still covering your face. 

Clarins Doux Exfoliant: As a previously mentioned in my morning routine due to being on placement and also it being pretty gloomy in England this time of year I really like products that help brighten my skin and so this really caught my attention, it helps stop the build up of dead cells instead of having to use an exfoliator often and it leaves my skin soft and smooth ready for the final few steps to my routine.

Pure Potions Intensive Moistrising Ointment and Nuxe Reve de Miel: I previously mentioned these in my morning skincare routine but actually carry these items with me into my evening routine as they work wonders, Nuxe works wonders for my lips and the ointment works wonders for around my nose, applied daily and nightly I never have trouble with either parts of my face!

Khiels Ultra Facial Cream: Ok so I know this advertised for daily use and I use it as a night cream, but A that's because I don't own a night cream yet (so any good/affordable recommendations send them my way!) and B I like to use it at night as it's light and absorbs super quick so no greasy feeling between face and pillow and I just like to treat my skin ay night time to a good moisturiser, in the few times I have used it in the morning though it really does work wonders throughout the day! Plus I am just so excited that I have finally purchased my first Khiels product! I'm still lusting after the night serum, so that might be my big splurge this year.
 What products do you use for your evening routine?

Elizabeth Apps x