Thursday, 19 February 2015

A magic mask

Mask of magnamity from lush is a mixture of ingredients to cool, calm and clear the skin, as the website describes, and it definitely does what it's meant to do! A disclaimer for this product is that the smell isn't to everyone's taste, so if you're thinking about buying it online, I would go smell it in store before you do. It got recommended to me by someone in lush around April last year, as I can sometimes get spots on my back (tmi ya know,) and they said this was a good product to fight them. I've repurchased it ever since. 

In spite of this, I actually use it for my face, in areas that are dry and are in need for brightening. Using the mask once every week, I think it undeniably does what I want it to do. I wet my face, then apply the mask for 10 minutes at the most, then gently wipe it off with a flannel, one thing I clearly wouldn't leave out of my pamper routine. Although I don't tend to use it for getting rid of spots, I find when I don't use the mask, I do actually get more! 

Seriously, I couldn't recommend this anymore, it retails at £9.75 for the big tub, nonetheless I still buy the smaller one, as even though it states it's self preserving, I just feel that it's lore hygienic to buy the smaller version. If you're near a lush and wondering what to buy, mask of magnamity is definitely one to consider! 


Monday, 9 February 2015

Looking at life in a better light

One of my best friends taught me that if you don't even try, you'll never get what you're looking for. Although they didn't find what they were originally looking for, in my opinion they found something even better - happiness. Now happiness comes in different forms, it could just be getting a good grade on a test or just seeing someone that makes you smile. Looking at life with a more positive perspective is really something everyone should do. Waking up in the morning thinking 'today's going to be a good day' already makes you have a better view of what you're going to do.

Your outlook on life can really affect how you act towards people and yourself, along with a variety of other things, I think that thinking happy thoughts about a situation opposed to what could go wrong or why the situation is bad really changes things. Personally, I find it so hard to make friends, I just get so anxious about things, overthinking being the main issue, I always used to ask myself questions like, why are they looking at me like that? Am I being too clingy? However these questions used to override even my thoughts on the person, affecting the way I acted, making  the issue of trying to make friends even worse. But this year I decided to take a better approach to situations I felt anxious in, either leaving them, or thinking of ways to make it better rather than making it worse. Truthfully, I've found this so helpful, and seeing things with a better perspective helps so much. Happiness is different for everyone, but it starts with the way you view the world, and ends with the things that make you happy.

Things I do when I'm anxious or sad to brighten up my day -
•Look in a mirror and smile. It seems such a simple thing, but when I'm feeling down, looking at myself smiling changes things. Like if you can smile on the outside, there may be a way of smiling on the inside.

•Listening to my favourite music. I think anyone can agree that listening to music triggers emotions. When I'm not feeling too great, listening to the words of happy songs such as 'say it just say it' by The Mowgli's. No sad music allowed though!

•YouTube! I just bloody love YouTube! Watching Tanya Burr's old vlogmas videos somehow make everything seem a little more positive. I tend not to go for Netflix when I'm not feeling too great, because that just leads to hours of binge watching!

I hope this helps some of you, and let tomorrow be a better day than today! But remember do what you love, and don't let anyone stop you.
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