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5 Overnight Products That Will Give You Perfect Skin By The Morning

As I get older I find my skincare routine more and more important.  My skin is also quite dry so finding a good moisturiser is probably the most important part of my skincare routine.  Here are my 5 favourite products that always give me soft, glowing skin in the morning even in the harsh winter months! Superdrug Vitamin E Facial Oil I'm a huge fan of facial oils for getting super soft skin.  I also put it on my eyelashes and eyebrows and I swear it makes them grow. Weleda Skin Food This is a super thick and greasy cream but if you can get past that it does wonders for your skin overnight, it really is food for the skin. Nip and Fab Dragon Blood Obviously it's not really dragon blood ;) Nip and Fab are a cruelty free brand and this little product gives so much hydration.  I like to use it under my facial oil or moisturiser. Pixi Glow Tonic This is a cult product and for good reason.  It's a toner that contain hyaluronic acid which is great f

Recipe Box: Warming Chickpea Stew

Now that winter is really kicking in here in London (I feel like I've started every blog post with that recently!) I'm craving warmer foods but also meals that are packed with nutrients and vitamins that are going to stop me catching any colds or flus that always go around this time of year.  I found a recipe by my favourite, Deliciously Ella, which I slightly adapted.  It's sort of between a stew and a curry which you can have with or without rice. Ingredients Tinned tomatoes Coconut milk Sweet potato Aubergine Spinach Chickpeas Tomato puree Apple cider vinegar Turmeric Curry powder Salt & pepper Garlic Brown rice Pop the sweet potato into the microwave for 10 minutes and then cut into chunks Chop the aubergine into chunks Put the tomato puree, vinegar, garlic, spices and salt into a pot with olive oil for 1 minute Then add the coconut milk, tinned tomatoes, aubergine, sweet potato and more salt and pepper into the pot

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Beauty Club

I did an online order from BeautyBay at the weekend, one of my favourite online stores for purchasing skincare and makeup because they do both high end and drugstore brands. This time around I got a new Beauty Blender because my old one had had it.  I had one before and then I swapped to the Real Techniques sponge but I have to say I do prefer the original Beauty Blender although the Real Techniques one is a great affordable alternative. I also need a new facial exfoliator and have been loving the brand Mario Badescu so I got the strawberry face scrub which smells good enough to eat!  I haven't tried it on my skin yet but I will let you know when I do.  I have high expectations because the rose water is so good! Then I picked up a cream concealer from Milani.  I've not heard much about this concealer but it had good reviews online.  I'm not normally one for cream concealers but I thought I would give it a go as I do really like the brand Milani.  I tried

Beauty Advice From My Mum

Even though we now live in a world where we have internet access at the click of a button and social media is a big part of our lives where we watch beauty gurus and makeup artists showing us how to recreate the latest makeup looks and beauty hacks, I think we all started as a little girl or teenager watching our mum do her makeup and trying to copy.. Here are a few things that my mum has taught me over the years. Always remove makeup before you sleep Less is more Red lipstick glams up any look A good moisturiser is key to keeping skin looking younger Don't forget your neck and hands, this is where your age shows Do you have any advice you have taken from your mum? Lauren xx Follow me here @wonky_lauren