Insta Natural – Skin Clearing Spot Treatment Review

So for today’s post, I am going to be reviewing the Insta Natural Skin Clearing Spot Treatment. I had never heard of these products before until I got the chance to review them, but I am so glad that I found out about these products as they have definitely changed the way I go about my skin care routine.

This treatment, is a nearly all natural product that contains salicylic acid, which does wonders to my skin as an effective spot treatment. The product information doesn’t actually specify how often to apply the treatment, so I experimented with it and found that it works best when used twice a day, so I use it once in the morning after I have cleaned my face with a Simple Foaming Face Cleanser and again in the evening.

The bottle advises to dip a cotton bud into the treatment and apply straight to where your spots are, the treatment drys out the spots so quickly and shrinks the appearance of spots from the first use which I have never found with any other face treatment before which makes it ideal. I have particularly bad skin and I have to take anti-biotics for my skin which lessens the amount of spots I have. InstaNatural’s treatment make the spots I do have far less noticeable and it relieves the pressure.

The packaging make the product seem very premium, and the blue glass gives an image of sophistication and it fits perfectly in to a makeup bag or to be left on your bathroom side because of its small compact bottle. Attached below is a picture of what the product looks like.

I did receive this product for free but all of the opinions are my own!

The Packaging

The Packaging

London Calling

 

London is the biggest city in the UK and for me the most exciting. There is nothing better than a large shopping expedition in London  mooching around all the designer shops pretending as if you can afford to buy the majority of the shop when in actual fact you can barely even afford to buy a piece of paper with their logo on, but hey ho it is good fun.

Its safe to say I bought some lovely things and had a great time too! Here are some pictures from our trip and some images of the things I purchased:

 

Outfit of the Day- Travelling in Style

Today, we have been travelling for about 4-5 hours in the car and the traffic was awful. So I was really proud of myself when it had dawned upon me that I was actually comfortable which is never the case for me in long car rides. The outfit I wore was perfectly comfortable but didn’t seem like I hadn’t bothered to get dressed.

This outfit was so cheap to put together as the majority of the items were bought from budget stores which makes this perfect for travelling!

Chia Seed and Flaxseed Crackers

In this post I will give you all the essential ingredients and cooking temperatures you will need to make these crackers. They are a great healthy snack that will fill you up for longer and work perfectly with Philadelphia or Humous. If you try them make sure to send me a photo.

  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 steel cut oats
  • 2 table spoons flax seed/ linseed
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon virgin olive oil

To make the crackers, you need to add all of the ingredients into a metal bowl. I prefer to add all of the dry ingredients first and then the wet ingredient however this doesn’t alter the taste.
Next leave the mixture for 30 minutes for the chia seeds to absorb, then roll out onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 150c for around 40-60 minutes or until dried out.
Once baked let the crackers sit for a few minutes before serving and store in an air tight container.

Check out the video I have made on this:

 

 

The Importance Of Exploring – My Recent Expeditions

Exploring is a key part of discovering your hobbies and interests. Exploring is one way of seeing parts of the world you have never seen before and its a great way of spending an afternoon or even a day. As autumn sets upon us here in the UK, exploring becomes much more exciting. The colours and atmosphere seems so much more happy. For me autumn is the best time of the year when it becomes acceptable to still be outside and be wearing hats and scarves but its not too cold that you need multiple coats!
I can guarantee that in your local area there are places you are yet to discover, and you should go and check them out. It will be a fun experience for you and you may find that there is so much to do in the area and some unique places and things to do.
Over the past week, I have been on two expeditions and I took some photos to share with you to inspire you to go out doors this autumn and discover a new place in your local area. Attached below are some images of my explorations:

Germany 2015

For our main holiday this year, my family and I set out on a trip to Germany for a few days to visit friends. As you may or may not know our family has close links with Germany, when I was very little my parents and I lived in the Bodensee area of Baden-Wuttenburg. It was a great experience and ever since we moved back to Germany we have always made an effort to visit as much as possible. It is a beautiful place and I feel privileged to have spend so much of my life living between England and Germany!

Attached below, I have added some photos from our trip including some photos from Affenberg which is an attraction in which you are able to feed monkeys from your bare hands.

My Favourite TV Programmes of 2015

My Favourite TV Programmes of 2015

School takes up so much time. It absorbs any free second you imagined you had but then realised you had an important essay to write. So free time is a rare luxury that I like to spend either eating, or watching TV. For me TV is a way of winding down and relaxing and this year I have branched out further and started watching programmes I wouldn’t usually go for, so I thought I would share with you my new TV programmes of 2015.

1.Melissa and Joey
Melissa and Joey is a sitcom typically broadcasted on E4 staring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. The programme is about a council woman and her niece and nephew. Mel needs more help round the house and ends up hiring a male nanny who goes by the name of Joe Longo, the family have a quirky life but always seem to make the best of any situation. I love this programme because it is so light hearted and I can dip in and out of it whenever I choose as it doesn’t follow any specific story line.

2.Pretty Little Liars
As I’m sure many of you will know, Pretty Little Liars is a murder mystery with a varied number of suspects. Throughout the series many of the main characters get framed as suspects, and one unknown character who calls themselves “A” makes the lives of Hanna, Aria, Emily and Spencer a misery. The programme is enthralling and although I was late to the trend and despite not yet finishing the programme and still knowing what happens in the end, I have really enjoyed watching it. I feel as though this programme takes a bit more concentration but is still fun to watch!

3.Friends
Friends was a sitcom produced in the 1980’s and 90’s featuring Jennifer Anniston, again I have been late to the trend on this one too. My parents were always religious watchers of the programme and always reminisce about particularly funny scenes, so I decided to see what it was all about and I can safely say I don’t regret my decision whatsoever and I am definitely going to carry on watching it.

So to conclude these are my favourite programmes of 2015 so far and if you haven’t already seen any of these programmes I can highly recommend them. If you are looking for something new to watch be sure to give any of these recommendations!!

Let me know what your favourite programmes are in the comments below.

Ellie xx

How to Revise 2015

How To Revise 2015

As us UK kids have been back to school for about 3 weeks now I thought I would do a post about tips and tricks for this coming school year. I thought it would be best to do a post about how to revise. This topic has always stumped me and I would dread it when a teacher would announce to the class that we have an upcoming test that we must revise for, because frankly I don’t have a problem with revision itself but I never new how to revise. But my techniques have developed further and I feel confident writing about this matter.

1. So my first way of revising is writing out lots of key terms and important information in coloured pens. I love using coloured pens because it makes my work much more organised and I can see what I’m looking for straight away. My favourite pens are these Ink Joys pens from Papermate, I bought this mini packet as they are perfect for putting in my school bag and they aren’t too bulky.
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2. The next way I like to revise is mainly targeted at language students and being a self confessed language geek I really enjoy furthering my knowledge, so for further revision,I buy foreign magazines. The magazine featured in the picture below I actually bought while I was on holiday in Germany, however I know that a range of foreign magazines can be purchased from WH Smiths online. But equally if you have a relative in a different country you could ask them to send them over. I love using this technique because I can choose the topic of the magazine so I already know a little to do with the topic area so it really improves my language skills.
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3. Lastly, for revision, I like to use this app called Cram. It is perfect for all revision, it allows you to create flash cards on any area needed. Its so handy because we are allowed iPads in school now so I can quickly go through my flash cards 10 minutes before a test to refresh my memory. I also like this app because you can play games to remember the definitions of words, I find this really helpful and beneficial to my learning. In addition you can add hints to the flash cards so if you are struggling you can have a quick peek and instantly be reminded of the definition.
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I hope this helped, and especially if you have started GCSEs this year or are doing important test during this school year!

Ellie xx

Rimmel Salon Pro Review

For today’s post I thought I would review the Rimmel Salon Pro Nail varnish. I feel as though I am in the position to review these nail products now as I have used the products several times over the past year and I feel as thought I can give you a good enough review of them now!
So to begin with in case you didn’t know Salon Pro nail polishes are gel nail polishes that can be created in the comfort of your own home with salon like finishes. The products come in a gazillion different shades and they even partnered with Kate Moss to create these, so if Kate Moss approves what’s not to like about them?!? Without a doubt , these nail paints are by far the best I have ever used, I am pretty rubbish at painting my nails with normal nail polishes but with these it seems so simple as the applicator is wide enough to cover the whole width of my nail and it never goes gloopy on your nails. The shine it leaves behind looks like you’ve just walked out of the salon and it lasts for weeks without chipping and I am certainly not light with my hands!
To go into detail about the products I have invested in, I have purchased the “jazz funk” one around this time last year and the bottle is still half full, this colour is a bright fuchsia kind of colour and it looks glorious on your nails. And the second salon pro I have bought is entitled “Hooray Henry” this is a bright blue colour that looks just like the sky!! Although I have only ever purchased two, I know that other people have been raving about them too.
Here are some pictures of the paints when they are on the nails (BTW the pink one is my sisters are hers was on a lot longer than mine):
Hooray Henry!

Jazz Funk

Let me know which of the Salon Pros are your favourite in the comments below

Ellie xx

Bobble Hot + Bobble Iced

For such a long time, I have been a fan of Bobble products. My reason for liking them so much, is the premium feel to the product and the standards at which the products perform at. So far, I have purchased the Bobble Hot for hot drinks, it has a unique shape to help minimise heat loss through conduction to ensure your drink stays as hot as possible for longer. In addition, I have also purchased the Bobble Iced for iced drinks, it comes with a straw which feels really premium, I pretty much use this for any cold drinks. Another benefit to these bottles is the price. They are really cheap for the quality you get. I am aware that at other stores, they can be a bit more pricey but for both bottles I paid £4.99 each at TK Maxx.

Bobble bottle 1 Bobble Hot
This bottle has been a god send. I used it almost everyday in winter. I found it particularly useful when I was wanting to take a hot drink with me to school on the bus. It was always hot by the time I had got to school and sometimes still hot at my first lesson almost 1.30hrs later! The only problem with this bottle is it has a tendency to get liquid in the vacuumed part which can be tricky to remove. Other than this it is the best hot drinks bottle I have used!

Bobble bottle 2Bottle Iced
Well where to start with this one! I enjoy using this bottle so much. I feel as though it encourages me to drink more because I feel good when I’m drinking from this! The colours blend seamlessly and the shape is really nice! I also really like the rubber holder around the middle of the bottle. The bottle is really useful at this time of the year because of the heat and having a nice bottle really keeps me hydrated. The bottle also holds a lot of liquid that I can drink throughout the day. The only downside to this is that the lid can be tricky to get on securely.

Let me know in the comment what your thoughts are on the Bobble products..

Ellie xx