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CBD is the closest I’ll get to a zoot. I’m naturally high on my own supply, so imagine if I started doing weed as well!? Perish the thought!

Seeing as I use lemon and coconut oil in unison daily, I cannot use CBD oil alone too! Instead, I’ve been implementing it into my skincare routine another way, in the form of a moisturiser.

The Inkey List’s Hemp Oil Moisturiser is lightweight, and dries to reveal a matte-finish instantly.

Why do I love it?

It’s quite affordable (at £7.99) and helps my skin look less stressed, irritated, dehydrated and tired. It’s also anti-ageing. Any dermatologist would tell you to start with anti-ageing products earlier, so your skin gets used to it. I’ve been using it since I was like 23.

Thank God (and Psy) for Korean Hemp Plants!

What does it do to my skin?

Calmer, plumper and better protected skin that is a smooth matte to touch. Matthew!

What does The Inkey List say about it?

Whilst perfect for dryer skin, Hemp is also benefical for skin that just needs a nourishment boost if it has become irriated or dehydrated by many lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, travelling or general irritation, and needs a bit of calm.

Might fuck around and get The Inkey List’s skincare range tattooed on my arm like a full-sleeve. #INKEY

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Carbon Theory; a fresh way to cleanse skin and ban breakouts with three powerful natural ingredients combined in a solid bar, Activated Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil, and hyper moisturising Shea Butter.

This is the most-talked about beauty product right now, and I got to try it!

The cleansing bar:

Our lab-formulated Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Break-Out Control Facial Cleansing Bar has been dermatologically proven to prevent breakouts and keep your skin clear, balanced and hydrated.

For £6, this keeps the pre-menstrual breakouts at bay.

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that I use charcoal quite a lot. I use charcoal powder on my teeth, and have been partial to charcoal scrubs, masks and cleansers – literally everything is charcoal.

Mask?

Lush: Prince of Darkness

Cleanser?

This, and Bioré.

Scrub?

Dr Organic.

Charcoal tooth powder?

This.

But, this is a great all-over body soap too. The rumours are true, it clears the skin and leaves it looking fresh.

Want a bar before it sells out? Check out the range now.

I’ve got a theory about carbon, it’s breathtaking.

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Abracadabra!

Vans and HARRY POTTER collaborated to conjure up a magical collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories for witches, wizards, and muggles alike. 

Vans have announced a collaboration with Harry Potter to release a very magical range of trainers!

If you want to rep your favourite House at Hogwarts, do it with your feet.

Harry Potter fans and I will be treated to four exclusive colourways including a Sk8-Hi in Gryffindor, an Era in Slytherin, Authentic in Ravenclaw and a Classic Slip-On in Hufflepuff.

There will also be a ComfyCush Era themed one in the style of newspaper cuttings taken from the fictitious publication ‘Daily Prophet’. As a freelance journalist, I approve.

‘Wingardium leviosa’ – but to bring the release date sooner!

(Yes, I’ve read all the books 🤓📚 )

Want to sing up for updates? Click here.

If all of them end up in my wardrobe post-launch, blame Hermoine.

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The sun in the clouds, the birds in the trees, the freedom to do as we please.

The prayers in our heart, the plans in our mind, the future is ours to find.

Life knows a stumble and a buckle, but it also hears a chuckle.

Black/white, high as a kite… The choice is ours whether to fight or flight.

The hurt you’re feeling now will become the catalyst of the victory you’ll receive later.

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This mask is perfect for applying on Sunday. Yes, I applied this over the weekend.

Right – so, you’ll need a sachet, a bowl and 75ml water. The sachet comes with its wooden spatula, so don’t worry about that.

Once you mix the powder sachet with the water, it’ll become watery-dough/clay-like. Apply it all over your face once you’re ready, but be prepared to get messy.

I really felt like I had a Mrs. Doubtfire moment with this mask. The mixture was dripping everywhere, so I had to rub it on my neck too!

It’s a peel-off mask, those are my favourite. Reminds me of the times when I used to peel the dry PVA glue from my hands. I was a very normal child growing up, not sure what happened along the way…

I did find that it dried relatively quickly after the getting messy fiasco. Once dry, I looked hysterical. There were dried up icicle-shaped drips hanging off my chin. I looked a picture!

Also, I made the mistake of covering literally all of my face, eyes and mouth included. (I do this every time)

Get ready to peel off after 10 mins. It comes off smoothly, I promise. Peeling the mask off was as fun as I anticipated. I could see and talk again, yay!

Did I feel the anti-ageing effects? I felt my skin was firmer for sure, it was glowing even.

I truly believe that the more I use this mask (making it a staple to my routine), the better my skin will become over time.

Cons? Messy. Almost too much quantity for me. I was struggling to finish it, so I ended up applying it on my neck also. In the end, my shirt (which I was wearing throughout, unbeknownst to me how messy it would be) got a chance to try it too.

Pros? Dries quickly. Feels really cooling and soothing on skin. Results are as claimed. It and you cannot go wrong. Buy it here, now.