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Acne Daily Essentials Skincare

La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray || MagpieMagpieBlog

09/10/2018

Over the past year you’ll have noticed I’ve really gotten into my skincare! My focus is to start writing about it more and trying out more things too. I know a lot of people don’t see the point of toner, but I what they are on about. Toner for me is not just a mindless extra step. It’s a key part of my skincare routine. 

I’ve used a number of toners over the year, but none beat my beloved Serozinc. I had taken a break from it, but recently came back to it and I have to say I think I’m happy to stick with it for the foreseeable future. My skin just seems to love it. It’s so different to other toners as it’s a mist spray, which is so lovely, refreshing, and mild on the skin. The product is for people, like me, who suffer from oily skin, and is supposed to helps mattify. Which it does!

I’ve been on Minocycline (Ance Stuff) for a number of years now and my skin is still quite oily. I’m actually thinking of changing to something less permanent soon, so I’ll try keen you in the loop about that too.

There are a few other reasons, other than the obvious, why I love Serozinc so much. One of the main reasons is there is no need for cotton wool! I’m trying my hardest to cut down on unnecessary waste so this has been fantastic. I used to go through so much cotton wool a week. I thought it was going to be so hard to cut down on, but with this toner and my FaceHalo it’s been so easy.

I also found that the use of so much cotton wool on my skin would irritate it, so I’m seeing less redness when doing my skincare routine which is FAB!!! My usual skincare routine is as follows; remove make with my FaceHalo’s, cleanse with the Super Facialist Salicylic Acid wash, and tone as normal. Depending on what state my skin is in I might add a serum or oil or spot treatment. 

VIDEO of me spraying it on my face to follow

I’m sure there is lots of science behind why my skin loves it and why it works for me, but at the end of the day all I know is that it works and I feel so much more skin confident when I use it. It will definitely be a skincare staple of mine and I’ll definitely be buying multiples when they are on special in Boots. 

What toner have you been loving? And what skincare product could you not live without? Let me know in the comment section below.

Till next week,

Sarah xo

 

 
Beauty Mascara Soap & Glory

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast HD Mascara High Definition Collagen Coat || MagpieMagpie Blog

03/10/2018

I’ve been on the hunt for a new drugstore mascara, of course, didn’t know where to start. At the time it was just after Christmas and there were a few Christmas sets on sale. I’d been thinking of trying a few things from Soap & Glory so when I saw the set was on sale and there was a mascara and an eyeliner in it I was sold!

I ended up not trying the mascara for a few months because I’ve been trying to use up a product before moving onto the next. I’m still going strong with this! I hadn’t heard anything about the Soap & Glory mascara so didn’t know what to expect. As it was a gift set I couldn’t actually see what the wand would be like or the eyeliner, which was funny coz I can be SUPER fuzzy about them. I realise now I could have just gone down to the stand. 

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Anxiety Lifestyle Travel

How I Battle My Travel Anxiety || Me, Myself & Anxiety

23/09/2018

Here are my five top tips that I find help with my travel anxiety. When I stick to them I have a nice easy trip with minimal stress. If I don’t I can assure you something always goes wrong and I kick myself! So new life rule, follow my own tried and tested advice.

  1. Where possible I always check-in the night before, or 24hours if I can.

If you haven’t tried them already, I’d highly recommend the airline apps. You can pretty much do whatever you need to on there, check-in, book flights, add a bag. I always download the app of whoever I’m going to be flying with, log in, check in, and screen shot the boarding pass (just incase) and that’s it, one less stress!! 

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Lifestyle Sopot Poland Travel

Poland Trip – Sopot | MagpieMagpie.ie

04/09/2018


As you guys may know Jarek (my boyfriend) is from Poland, Sopot to be exact, so I thought it was about time I did a little Sopot post.

Sopot is a sea side town in northern Poland, the vibe is chill, but as its a popular summer destinations it can get very busy. 

1. Monte Cassino 

This is the main street that’s a pedestrian zone. It has lots of bars, restaurants and shops, and leads straight onto the Molo ( aka the pier). We have no H&M in Jersey so that’s always my first stop, and just beside is a pharmacy meet pound shop type place that I love going too. They sell Wibo which is a polish makeup brand I really like and they always have cute random things. This year I got some macaroon containers, you may have seen them on my instagram (LINK). There are a few other clothing shops in that area that are definitely worth a look. 

Also right on the other side of H&M is the “Crooked House” which was designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski, who were inspired by the fairytale illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. It’s actually just a costa coffee, but it’s one of the must sees on Monte Cassino. On a side note H&M and Costa both have free wifi.

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Basic Bitch Daily Essentials Hair Shampoo & Conditioner

Lee Stafford Sea Salt Shampoo & Conditioner || MagpieMagpie.ie

27/08/2018

We all need some basics in our cardinal and I’ve always said I’m keen to chat with you guys more about my “basic bitch” must haves, so here we go!

First off let me chat you through how I came across this brand. I was on the market for some new shampoo and had no idea where to start. After doing a bit of online research, I got totally overwhelmed by the info so off to Boots I went.

It wasn’t long after quickly scanning the shelves that I noticed chocolate, nothing else mind you, just the words chocolate. Sold!

Alas it was not meant to be as these products didn’t mix well with my hair and I have to say I was devo! So devo that I put it up on my insta stories.

A few hours later and the company got in touch offering to send me replacements, eh winning! I was shocked and so impressed by their genuine want to help me find the perfect products. After a few questions from the Lee Stafford team about my hair I was told a package would be on route.

It didn’t disappoint. My hair has oily roots and for some reason, hates cream products. I actually have a real thing about cream products in general, they just don’t do it for me. Obviously if they smell like chocolate I’ll be blinded by the want ha ha, but usually I steer clear.

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Jewellery Luxury Jewellery Verifine Jewellery

Verifine Stacking Eternity Rings || MagpieMagpie Jewellery

12/08/2018

This brand is fastly becoming one of my favourite luxury jewellery brands! Verifine, they say it’s all in the name , is delicate luxury jewellery made for a woman who likes to change up her look and layer her jewellery. She can be minimal or a bit more OTT but ALWAYS elegant!

Each piece is made with high quality 18ct gold and precious stones which are micro pave set. They are everyday pieces, but as with everything that is delicate, care needs to be taken! If you are very heavy handed with your jewellery they might not be for you. For me what stands out most about Verifine against other stacking rings brands is the colour variety, a lot of other brands seem to play it safe. The best thing about colour is that peoples tastes vary, so the combinations are endless. The quality of the jewellery is second to none, with other brands there items are so delicate they can’t even be worn, this isn’t the case with Verifine. As I mentioned above if you are a bit heavy handed this style of jewellery might not be for you.

Today I’m going to be taking you through my little collection of thin stacking full eternity rings!

I’ve got a hybrid of the Three Rose Set, meaning I got this set but chose to have the diamonds set in white gold rather than rose, and all of mine are full eternity rings. I was keen to go for a  full eternity as I liked that the stones would be always be visible and I wouldn’t have to worry about trying to line then up when they would move about.

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