Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Do cleansing pore strips work?

Cleansing pore strips is something I think every woman enjoys doing and seeing the after results. (You know what I mean!) These are great for women and men of course. You would be surprised how many men do this to their pores without you knowing. If there is one thing I hate its black pores that are visible, the truth is most of us have them especially on our nose. Sometimes some people have too much and it looks really bad. The best way to help tone down the appearance of them is by using pores strips that basically try their best to stick onto the blackheads and extract as many of them without damaging your skin.

Squeezing a blackhead to come out of its pore is something I am certain we have all done before but the actual movement is terrible for your skin and usually leaves you scars. The skin so you understand is like a piece of tissue and if you tug on it too much its going to rip and damage. Pore strips are great because they suck as much as they can up and extract in a lifting motion.

Not all of them can be extracted so the best thing to do is exfoliate on a daily basis with a gentle formula or exfoliate every time you are in the shower and your pores are open from the steam. I use my cleansing brush which I have spoken about before and you can find the blog post here on a daily basis along with a good cleanser that keeps my skin type happy. I recommend using these once or twice a month and the reason is because the rest will go to waste. You could definitely try but if your pore strip has just had a shot at taking a certain blackhead out and nothing has happened then you should leave it a bit longer and keep exfoliating. In two weeks or a months time it will be ready.

What pore strips should you use? Easy! Any. On my recent trip to the UK I stocked up on a brand called Beauty Formulas that cost me 1.00GBP per packet, they work just as good as the one pore strip that costs me triple the price. Another good idea is to make them yourself. Yes, you can actually DIY these at home if you google it there are lots of results of how to do them. I personally have never tried it before but my boyfriends sister says they are even better than the ready made pore strips and you can place the liquid anywhere on your face. She puts them on her cheeks, forehead and I would like to put some on my back when I get round to making some myself. What pore strips do you use and how often?


Friday, 27 March 2015

Oral-B 3D White Toothpaste

I absolutely love toothpastes, especially the ones that whiten my teeth. I never usually buy Oral-B toothpastes but just before Christmas I found them on offer at my local beauty store. I decided to try these since at the time they were advertising them with Shakira, Not that I am a huge believer in celebrity advertising but lets be honest they do help a product stand out a little bit more in our minds. I am usually a big Colgate fan so this was my first time trying them.

The good thing with this toothpaste was that I could see that it really was helping to keep my teeth white. They did not go too sensitive either! The other good thing that this toothpaste has, is its taste. The taste although it is minty, it is very toned down compared to other toothpastes. It still leaves your mouth feeling minty fresh.

I hate toothpastes that do not have a lid that is always attached to the toothpaste tube. This toothpaste has a big lid that you have to unscrew and screw back on and if I am in a rush, it really is not helpful. Colgate has this mechanism on most of their toothpastes and I would love to see this products packaging improved in the future. What is your favourite brand of toothpaste?


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Healthy Diet Tips

In my opinion the best person to tell you how to diet is yourself. You know your cravings, your favourite snacks , the way your body feels and what you just can not keep up with. After detoxing for roughly about three weeks, I have finally started to try and gradually introduce food to my diet. It is really important to keep in mind that some cravings you just have to give into otherwise the results could be worse.

You need to come up with a rough schedule in your mind of how you are going to make this work. I have arranged every morning to have a Fitness (Nestle) bar with a cup of tea. Then for lunch I know that I can either have a small portion of the meal available in my house or I can eat some noodles. I love noodles! After that I have Weetabix with honey or a different snack that I try my best to be as healthy as possible.

The bad thing with me is that I suffer from chocolate cravings especially around time of the month. Don't most women go through this? I have found the best thing is to satisfy my craving if I find that there is no way to ignore it. But of course satisfy it with portion control in your mind. I would recommend in general that you start following healthy recipe pages, honestly before all of this I thought the recipes would be full of nuts and crap but they really are not.

I have found some lovely recipes for everyday that are so simple and so healthy. The key is not to starve ourselves but to eat moderately and healthy for our body. Do not put too much pressure on yourself, have a cheat day and enjoy it then resume back to normal. Is eating healthy difficult for you?


Monday, 23 March 2015

The Trendy Dr Martens

I can remember a time at school were people would get mocked for wearing these (usually goths) and now they have been the in thing to wear for the past couple of years. Weird thing, fashion is huh? If I was going to buy them, which I could be possibly thinking about it, these are the designs I would get.

I could just imagine wearing this with some lovely black leggings and a silk over sized shirt. Talk about making a statement, anything patent always looks great on your feet in my opinion. You just have to remember to keep them very clean and give them a good polish every now and then.

Ahhh! Its pink. I do love anything pink, it really is a lovely colour for tanned women to wear. These look so funky and girly, I would certainly love to wear these on a summer rainy day. They are waterproof by the looks of things and what a great way to jazz your outfit a little bit extra. PINK!

This is pretty beautiful. Look at the floral detail on this. See this design is not about the boot standing out but it is all about the pattern. This is great for someone who maybe does not like the Dr Marten range that much but does want the quality.

This is another design that is great for a more toned down look, This could pretty much be worn everywhere due to it black and white theme. A boot that looks more feminine and promises to upgrade your style points. Which style would you wear?


Saturday, 21 March 2015

What is better waxing or shaving?

A great debate that has been going on for years now, to wax or to shave? Today I am going to compare the two and give you my point of view on what I think is right.

Shaving has always been a pain in my eyes, I honestly do not have the patience for it. I also suffer from dry legs so you can imagine what happens post shaving. Honestly, I get a lot of cuts as a result and my legs get super itchy from it. Is it worth it? Well, there are pros such as it being an effective painless hair removal. The thing with shaving that always aggravates me is that I could sit for hours making sure there is no trace of hair on my legs but after a day or two I usually already find stubble. Erghh. The good thing with shaving is that it is a good way to help keep those parts exfoliated because as you are shaving it is also exfoliating - this is the reason why this new shave your face trend has begun.

Waxing I will never forget the first time my mam took me to get my eyebrows waxed, it hurt and guess what it even bled. I was horrified and thought to myself how am I supposed to do this for the rest of my life?! Little did I know that as time goes past you get used to waxing and your pain threshold becomes better. I then started waxing my legs every month or so for a small period of time.I really do like waxing it is a great way to ensure that hairs do not grow back straight away. It gives you time to relax and not think about hair removal. The only thing I hate with waxing is the bikini area. Oh my! I will never get used to that pain and always hand over my guns by the second strip. I just can not...

What should you do? Well you need to decide between a non painful daily hair removal process or a painful two-four week hair removal plan. I usually go for waxing, especially here in Greece the weather gets warm and during summer you tend to flaunt a little bit more skin. Tell me girls, do you wax or do you shave?