Monday, 16 May 2011

Quick tip

Goodness me! Two posts in the space of 5 minutes I'm spoiling you.

I have just remembered I started doing quick tips, well I have a cracker of one for you today. DIY all natural exfoliating facial!!
All you need is a lemon/ bottle of lemon juice, some sea salt, olive oil and cotton pads. First off take your lemon and juice it, you are now caught up to those who have bought lemon juice. Secondly take a bowl and mix together the juice, about a teaspoon of salt, and half a teaspoon of olive oil. Right what you should have is quite a thick solution with the salt grains still intact. Wet your face with warm water to open your pores and now you're ready to exfoliate. Take a cotton pad and spoon on a bit of your mixture next rub this over your entire face, be careful around eye area. Obviously don't scrub too hard as salt is a lot more abrasive than other facial exfoliates.
Once you've scrubbed away all of your mixture rinse off your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.
This scrub should leave your face feeling soft and smooth as well as radiant. The lemon almost acts as a peel and along with the salt helps to reveal the new, brighter layers of skin. This might sound harsh, but the olive oil helps to moisturise and replenish your skin.

Lots of love
Frank x

Nailed it!

Hello there,

As some of you may know I love all things animal print so imagine my excitement when I learned how easy it was to do this to my nails!
It really is easy... honestly. All you need is three paint colours and a liquid eyeliner (top coat if wanted). So choose your base colour and apply a couple of coats to your nail, wait for that to dry and now you're on to the fun stuff. You don't need any nail art tools, all you really need are two hands (apologies to my readers with hooves). So next you take one of your remaining two colours and apply a few dots randomly over your nails, repeat with your last colour. Once all of this is dry take your liquid liner and draw a few lines around the dots to mimic a leopard print pattern and then POW you're done. See really easy and really quick.

Ok so now I've finished with my beauty related item I thought I just put a quick note about general stuff. I think I should probably start by saying we unfortunately no longer have Gloria the goldfish, she tragically died early last week :( I think the fame of being a blog super star was just too much for her. Don't panic Esteban is still going strong and is loving having a bit of extra space in his bachelor tank. 
Right now onto human news, I recently started a new job which is super exciting and so far I love it, however I have been (and still am really) extremely ill over the past few days so I've had to take time off... I know rubbish first impression. Anyway I hope it will continue to be great and obviously any big new I will let you know. 

lots of love

Frank x

Sunday, 15 May 2011

April Favourites

Hello there,

It's about this time of the month that the beauty guru's of youtube all post videos of their favourite products from that month, as a beauty guru in the making I thought I too would make such a video so here it is. I will list the products I mention at the end and in the near future there will be a full post giving an update of whats been going on and a full review of the Sanctuary skin care range.

Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden: - Deep Cleanse Facial Fresh-Faced Purifying Wash
                                                        -  Pore Refining Toner
                                                        -  Exfoliating Pore Refiner
                                                        - 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask
                                                        - Matter Perfecting Hydra Lotion
Joico K-Pak Deep Reconstructor Treatment
Urban Decay - Big Fatty Waterproof Mascara
GetLashed London eyelashes
Sleek Cosmetics - True colour lipstick "Peaches and cream"
Barry M - Bright Pink Lip paint.

Peace, love and lipgloss
Frank x

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Summer, summer, summer time! (wish list)

Hello there,

I've been a bit nerdy recently and have spent days trawling through youtube looking at OOTD (out fit of the day) videos and lots of shopping hauls and they have really inspired me to create a summer wishlist of clothes and a few makeup products that I really want to purchase by summer time (cue Will Smith music).

Buttermilk Cut Out Back shirt - Topshop

Pima Knot Stripe Crop Top - Topshop

Grey Aztec Beaded Print Crop Fringe - Topshop

MOTO Patched Flag Print High Waisted Hotpants - Topshop

Donald Duck Crop Stripe Short PJs - Topshop

Cream print strappy cape fill playsuit - Riverisland

Beige print fill playsuit - Riverisland

Blue print joggers - Riverisland

Unfortunately for my purse this isn't all of the clothes that I want :( but they are the only ones that are on the internet. I am also on the hunt for some wedges and some cool black shoes for work. 

Now onto makeup (I promise this will be smaller)

True Colour "peaches and cream" - Sleek Makeup

Lip Tars - Obessive Complusive Cometics

A few other makeup type products that I really want to get are the Z- Palettes especially as they come in animal print!! I am really looking to expand my kit throughout this year so will update you with any new purchases. I may also start doing OOTD if I think I look particularly nice (so not that often as I tend to live in tracksuit bottoms)

I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the things that I'm yearning for, and if it inspired you for any outfits of clothes purchases I'd love to know. Please comment if you find anything that you think I might like.

Peace, love and lip gloss
Frank x