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my skincare routine

Skincare is something I'm currently trying to get more into more as only a year ago I did nothing to my skin (Shock!) I also suffer from an acne but recently in the past few months it's improved massively, I think my skincare routine has played a big part in that. I also have quite oily skin (mostly in my T-zone) but in some places (chin and nose) I suffer from dry skin. I have quite a lot of drugstore products in my skincare routine.

Morning: My morning skincare routine is quite simple and quick for in the mornings when I'm running late for school. After waking up and realizing I've got 5 minutes to get ready. I will start off by washing my face using FaceB4 face wash then apply the FaceB4 serum. These products have helped my acne massively they fight the anti-bacteria in my skin that causes them annoying spots, applied twice a day they work together like a dream team. Next, I'll add my spot treatment, LUSH Grease Lightning this really helps them massive spots that just appear randomly, just dap a small amount of gel onto them and they have gone in days. Finally, before my makeup is applied I moisturizer with The Body Shop moisture cream, sadly this doesn't have SPF.

Evening: In the evenings I have to admit I do use more products than in the morning. First, I'll start off by removing my makeup from the day with Bioderma micellar water and a cotton pad. I love my Bioderma, it's really good for removing my makeup and including waterproof mascara and eyeliner, it's also very gentle to my skin. Next, I will use my FaceB4 face wash then have a quick refreshing spray of LUSH tea tree water it just get's the extra dirt off my face that has escaped the previous two steps. The next steps are the same as the morning but I have added in a Botanics refreshing eye roll-on. Again I'll apply my FaceB4 serum and LUSH grease lightning spot treatment. Finally, moisturize with The Body Shop moisture cream. Now time for bed!

Now and then: I'll have a paper night, paint my nails and apply a facemask, my favourite are the ones from LUSH especially Cupcake, I also like Cosmetic Warrior. Cosmetic Warrior doesn't smell the best but it does do wonders for your skin, it's made from tea tree, honey, grapes, and garlic, which really help your trouble spots and deep cleanse your skin. Cupcake which is actually made from cocoa powder and vanilla is great for 'teenage skin' oily and acne prone. Every now and then I feel like my skin needs a deeper cleanse, I use the hot cloth cleanser from Superdrug. My skin is super soft after I use this. I also exfoliate my skin twice a week with St. Ives blemish fighting scrub, which is really good to get the dry skin off my face. I tend to use these products once or twice a week.

What's your favourite skincare product?

*This post contains gifted items from FaceB4, all opinions are my own.

Banana Bread Loaf | Recipe

With everyone loving The Great British Bake Off at the moment, I thought it was about time I did another baking post. I had never made banana bread before so I thought it was a time I made some, I
have to admit it's become one of my new favourite cakes. This recipe is very simple to make, just add all the ingredients in a bowl and cook! 
The best time to make this is when you have some bananas that are starting to go brown. You could also try adding chocolate chips inside or chocolate on top. 

Let me know if you try it!

225g Self-raising flour 
225g Caster sugar 
100g Soft margarine 
3 eggs 
1/2 tsp Cinnamon 
3 Bananas

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / gas mark 4. Also, grease a loaf tin and fill with baking paper.
2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, eggs and margarine, beat together using a wooden spoon or an electric whisk. 
3. Mix the banana in a bowl then add to the mixture also adding cinnamon into the mixture. 
4. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes (if you find the top is burning but the middle isn't cooking cover the top with tin foil).

What's your favourite cake or biscuits
Have you been watching The Great British Bake Off?

Music: When you're feeling down

We all have a time in our lives when we are feeling down or have the odd bad unlucky day. I thought I would put together some songs that if you're going through a rough patch, will hopefully show you
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