Thursday, 21 February 2013

A little Revlon haul

Revlon is currently on 3 for 2 at Boots, so I couldn't resist buying some items.

The first thing I bought, which I went to the Revlon stand for, is a Revlon kissable balm stain in Crush. I love these lip products as they are so long lasting on the lips, and as I wear berry colours on a daily basis, I was surprised I didn't own this one already!
 I have also been wanting a red lipgloss for quite a while, and I love Revlon lipglosses so I bought the Revlon Colourburst lipgloss in Fire, which is a bright red.
The last thing I bought, which was my free item was the Colourstay smoky shadow stick in Torch, after rave reviews from amarixe! One end is a beige colour whilst the other end is a dark brown.

I'm very happy with my purchases and can't wait to start using them!

What are your favourite Revlon products?
Thanks for reading
Liora xx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Roaccutane Diary: February 2013

Back for another post about my journey on Roaccutane!
It's been a month since my last post (here) where I had just had a procedure called Hyfrecation done.
Here is picture of when it had just been done and then I have included a picture a week after, so you can see how much it went down in a week!

I never noticed before this procedure that my cheeks were always bumpy, which was from the spots under my skin. Now, I can run my hands across my face and it's smooth, which feels very weird!

Week 1
I have been on the tablets for a week which seems quite crazy and so many things have already happened!
The places that were missed from my hyfrecation erupted in large painful spots, which had slightly died down by the time it came to take the weekly picture.
The dryness has already begun! My lips are constantly dry but they haven't become flaky yet and the skin on my nose is super dry.
The oddest thing is the lack of oil on my face. Normally, after wearing make-up for two hours, I would have to blot my face as it would be a shiny mess. In just a week I've been wearing make up for full days without a single inch of shininess! (Definitely a bonus, no more having to go to the toilet to blot)

Week 2
This week has been pretty much the same as last, a few more spots erupted and have died down but my lips are getting worse. I've now started using a lip scrub to get rid of the flakes and am constantly applying lip balm - I suddenly feel lost without it! 
Another difference I've noticed, again due to the lack of oil I'm producing, is the greasiness of my hair. I wore it straight this week which normally lasts 3 days until I need to wash it out as it becomes greasy. As an experiment I wanted to see how long I could leave it until it needed a wash. At day 7 it was still going strong without a single spray of dry shampoo, but I couldn't go any longer so I washed my hair. I wonder how long I really can go without washing it....

Week 3
This week my skin and lips have both got drier, so I've been upping the anti with moisturising and applying lip balm, as well as using my lip scrub every night to get rid of any flakes. I did have (and still have) quite a few breakouts this week, but you can't see them properly on the picture.

Week 4
This week I've had quite a few breakouts, of which you can see the last patch of it around my chin, but other than that throughout this whole month I have noticed a resounding change already in my skin. People have been commenting on how much better it already looks, and I'm reaping the benefits of not becoming oily throughout the day!
I have just returned from the hospital for my monthly check-up, where I had to have the normal blood tests to make sure everything is fine internally.
I was then asked a few questions to sum up how I've been reacting to the treatment so far, and my dose was upped from 30mg to 40mg. 
Although I'm suffering with chapped lips already (you can see it slightly in the picture), the more my dose is upped, the worse it's going to get so I'm braced for a significant increase of flakiness! 

I hope you've enjoyed my first monthly diary on Roaccutane!
Stay tuned for next month
Thanks for reading 
Liora xx

Friday, 8 February 2013

What's in my bag?

Thought I would do the classic what's in my bag, as I got a new one a couple of weeks ago and I'm absolutely in love with it!
The bag itself is from T K MAXX , by Steve Madden and only cost £34.99! It has the handles to put in the crook of your arm, and a chain to carry it on your shoulder.

In the little zip pocket at the front of the bag, I keep a lot of breath stuff and a pen (so exciting).

The next things are my purse, which I got for 10 in Spain this summer, and my denim Filofax which I got as a present years ago, and absolutely love! I don't trust phone calenders, as I've many a times lost plans, due to my phone breaking, so my Filofax comes with me everywhere!

I then have my Cath Kidson make up bag which comes with a little mirror, and contains daily essentials. I have my Kleenex blotting sheets, a Travalo which contains D & G Light Blue, a Ted Baker body spray (which smells of sweets, amazing!), a random Miss Sporty lip gloss that goes with everything so it's always with me for emergencies. I also have a bobble and a hair grip, as well as plasters and glasses cleaning wipes. My daily make up also gets popped in here, ie my lip colour of the day and concealer.

The last items in my bag are the little bits and pieces that are must haves! I have a pair of leather gloves, an umbrella and a packet of tissues, which are all necessities living in England! I also have a Body Shop hand cream in Almond, and hand sanitizer as well as my trusted I-pod.

So there you have my bag.
What are your handbag essentials?
Thanks for reading
Liora xx

Saturday, 2 February 2013

TAG - 25 random things about me

I've seen this tag going around the blogging world and thought it would be fun to do.

1. My middle name is Sara, named after my mum's grandma

2. Pizza is my favourite food and at uni I have one every Saturday night as my little weekly treat

3. I used to want to be a dentist until I realised I was hopeless at Biology and Chemistry

4. Now I'm studying Marketing Management and loving it - I eventually want to be in either fashion or beauty marketing

5. However, I've always felt as if I belong on Broadway as musicals are my weakness (I just wasn't given the talent

6. I'm always hungry

7. Orange is my favourite colour

8. Penguins are my favourite animal and I have lots of penguin teddies

9. I love going to concerts

10. I am the chief photographer in my friendship group and have 5 years + worth of photos on my laptop (hence lots of pictures in this post)

11. I've had 4 operations - 3 on my ears and one on my right ovary

12. In my friendship group I'm the unlucky one, everything bad always seems to happen to me

13. I've had an autoimmune illness called Henoc-schonlein purpura and got taken to hospital on New Years Eve going into 2000! (Anyone else heard of it? .... exactly, see no 12)

14. I have an extremely close group of friends and have been friends with them since nursery, so that's now 16 years!

15. I currently have a slight obsession with candles

16. I love cooking and baking

17. So I can''t wait till I have my own house, just to buy things for the kitchen!

18. I love Taylor Swift

19. My current girl crush is Allison Williams, who plays Marnie in Girls

20. I love reading, and do it even more now I have my Kindle

21. Films make me cry so easily if I'm alone, even films that aren't sad

22. I've never been to America which kills me, as all I want to do is go to New York

23. I have an annoying habit of singing songs from words or sentences people have just said

24. I'm allergic to kiwi

25. I can never say it's a month till my birthday as I'm born on the 30th March and there will never be a 30th of February

Hope you enjoyed this!
Have you got any random facts about yourself?
Thanks for reading 
Liora xx