Skin Care

Lets Support Each Others Social Media! (follow for follow & I now have twitter!)

Just a quick post to say that after years of saying ill never get it, I finally got twitter. I know, I have officially conformed to the world of social media. However, I felt it was necessary to help grow my blog and share my posts (and random thoughts) so I decided to bite the bullet and go for it! I would love to follow all of my blogging friends on twitter so leave your twitter names in the comments and ill head over and follow your accounts! Leave me any of your others socials and ill go check them out! xox

My Twitter Username is:

MsElizabethShan

Whilst you are reading I thought I would use this post to promote my other socials. I do follow back everyone who follows/subs me because I love supporting our little blogging community! My other social links are :

Youtube Channel

Instagram

Facebook

 

Thank you for reading! Leave me a comment to let me know if you want me to check out your socials/blog. To grow ourselves we must first help each other grow. See you again soon xox

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Please Be Aware Of Bloggers Stealing Content!

Just a quick post with evidence to say that I have noticed my blog posts are being directly plagerised by another blogger who goes by the name bodyengineernavi at the blog F Club.  I noticed they are copying other posts also from other bloggers so please report this blog and check your content is not being stolen. I posted a blog post called “eat your way to beautiful skin” and they have copied everything down to the photos and just changed it to their name.

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My Original Post 

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I work really hard and spend hours on my blog posts and I am really upset that people will directly plagiarize my hard work and others hard work. Please be wary of who is following your blog and be wary of accounts like this. I have filed a plagiarism claim and and letting others know about their stolen blog posts. It would be greatly appreciated if you report this user as here on wordpress we all work so hard to run our blogs and produce content and people like this should not be allowed to use this platform.

I hope you understand me making this post. Sorry for a negative post today guys but I will not sit back and let people do that with my content.

 

 

Eat Your Way To Beautiful Skin!

Before I start can I just warn everyone of “bodyengineernavi” who has literally copied and pasted my blog post and posted it as their own. I’ve reported them but just be wary your posts are not being copied.

Today I am sharing with you five foodie tips to help you get beautiful, clear, glowing skin! I love any beauty regime that requires me eating food so I thought this would be a fun little post to do! A good skin care regime starts from the inside, so here are a few foods you can add to your diet that have amazing skin benefits!

5 Foods For Gorgeous Skin

Dark Chocolate

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“Chocolate? Are you serious Elizabeth?” Yep! And yes, I was excited when  I discovered this also. Chocolate, or in particular raw cacao, contains anti-aging antioxidants called flavonoids, which fight free radicals to protect your skin from UV damage and prevent the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discolorations. A couple squares a day to keep bad skin at bay? Yes please! (Do not eat a whole giant bar, but a couple of squares a day will do no harm!) Or better yet, get raw cacao powder and add it in to smoothies and meals for a chocolate flavour and glowing skin!

Flaxseed

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Flaxseed is so easy to add in your diet and it is very high in omega 3. Eating more omega-3 fatty acids can help tame inflammation and improve acne breakouts. It is also really high in fibre and is an overall superfood. I like to sprinkle it on porridge in the morning! Flaxseed also contains Phyto-estrogens. These are natural chemicals found in plant foods (phyto meaning plant). They have a similar structure to the female sex hormone oestrogen and have been found to help keep our natural hormones in balance which is very beneficial for hormonal acne.

Brazil Nuts

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Deficiencies in minerals such as zinc and selenium have been noticed in some of those who suffer skin issues such as acne and breakouts. Brazil Nuts are a great source of   selenium and so easy to find in all super markets. Selenium helps to actively increase the number of infection-fighting white blood cells in the body and strengthens their fighting power. They also contain vitamin E, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium and iron which are all essential to skin health and repair.

Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are another common food which is high in selenium and Vitamin E and C. Tomatoes are very cheap and can be added in to a whole host of dishes. The most benefits are produced when you eat them raw in a salad, or even on their own!

Avocados

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Great for sufferers of dry skin, avocados are high in Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which act as a natural moisturiser for the skin, helping to keep it supple and soft. Avocados can also be mashed and used as a face mask to get instant glowy looking skin!

 

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Four Step Acne Skincare Routine For Just £17!!

I got really fed up of spending so much money on my skincare products.  Although I believe in investing in skincare, I thought it surely does not have to be so expensive. Not everyone can afford to buy expensive skincare items every month, so i was determined to find an affordable skin care routine for acne prone skin that actually works, is gentle and suitable for even sensitive skin. I believe I have found it! All of these products only cost me £17! That is cheaper than just one of my other products that I use on a daily basis so you can imagine how happy I am that this actually works.

The Products

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  1. Nivea Light Moisterising Day Cream Normal To Combo- £4.10
  2. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash- £3.99
  3. Garnier Micellar Water- £4.99
  4. Nivea Gentle Exfoliating Scrub Normal To Combo- £3.99

 

The Steps

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  1. The first thing I do is remove my makeup. To do this, I use the Micellar water. Garnier Micellar water is no secret among the blogging community, but I have to admit that it is 100% worth the hype. Removing make-up is so important for maintaining healthy skin. Other than my rule of No Sun, No Smoking And Eat Healthily, removing makeup is another essential thing I do. If you are not wearing makeup, you can use the Micellar water as a toner after cleansing and before moisturising!
  2. Next I use the Micellar gel wash. This stuff is AMAZING. I do not know how I have ever lived without it. It is so gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling clean and soft with zero residue. Your skin just feels healthy.
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  4. Finally, I use this Nivea Light Moisturising day cream both at night and in the morning. I have had a serious issue finding a moisturiser that does not break me out and that actually does hydrate my skin. This was recommended to me by one of my best friends who has beautiful, clear skin and I have to say how amazing this stuff is! In only a few days, my skin texture feels much nicer and my breakouts are clearing up.

That is it for my affordable acne skin care routine. I hope you like it and do let me know if you give it a go! See you next time! xox

 

May Blogging Recap And Highlights- Thank You So Much

Hey darlings!

This is a new segment I am adding to my blog because it is a great way for me to track my progress and see what I have achieved each month! I feel like this would be a great thing for bloggers to do, especially fairly newish ones like me so we can see how we are growing, how we can improve and how we can celebrate our blogging successes!

In the spirit of helping new blogs grow, for the first week of June, I will be following every single account who follows me. Let’s show each other some support!

In the month of May I welcomed 98 new followers to my blog and I am not far off hitting 200 followers now!! This may not sound like very much to some, but for me this is pretty cool and very flattering as the majority of what I posted about in May was to do with my personal health problems and surgery that I had. I have been overwhelmed by the support that this wonderful community has given me through a time where I needed it most. Whilst I love blogging about health/beauty/vintage fashion/lifestyle/travel and nail art, it is very lovely to know that the majority of my followers have actually come to my blog at a time where I was not well enough to even be doing those kind of posts and was simply talking about my personal life. To know people actually care is such a lovely thing and something I feel is so unique to the WordPress community. You guys are really quite special and I am so grateful to every single one of you who takes the time to leave me comments, like my posts, contact me and follow my blog. It motivates me to keep my little blog going.

 

Blogging Highlights!

Plans For June

Work On My Youtube Channel

I enjoy making videos as much as I do writing. It is footage I can look back on and enjoy for when I want to remember things and see how I felt and what I was doing in a particular moment. I am doing lots of exciting things this month which I will 110% be videoing for my channel! I really want to learn to edit and learn more about making content as I really do enjoy it and find it really satisfying.

Make More Vintage Beauty Posts

I have recently been teaching myself lots of makeup looks and hair looks in the 40s and 50s style so that I can recreate them here on my blog for you guys! I also want to do more fashion posts so that I can become more comfortable in front of the camera and also just more confident in general! I adore vintage beauty and I want to make it a core part of my blog as it is a core part of who I am,

Find More Blogs To Follow!

I am definitely not following enough blogs and I really want to find some more that I will enjoy! Feel free to link your blog in the comments below, as I would love to check it out! I have a lot of free time right now and I really want to work on getting more involved with other bloggers and supporting one another!

Thank you for everyone who joined my blog last month, I look forward to seeing where June takes me. See you all soon, bye! xox

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May Beauty Favourites

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As it is the final day of May, I thought I would show you my ten favourite beauty products of the month! I hope you like it!

The Products

Nude’Tude Eyeshadow Palette By TheBalm Cosmetics!

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I have been reaching for this palette almost every day this month! The variety of colours and finishes can give me anything from a really subtle natural look to full blown vintage glam! It is hardly a new product on the market but I genuinely love it so much and think it is worth every penny! Here is a look I created using this palette!

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L’Oreal Colour Riche 5ml Nail Polishes

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These two nail polishes were only £1.99 each on Fragrance Direct and they put a lot of my high end expensive nail polishes to shame! They look like salon quality and they are such beautiful, true reds! Every girl needs a beautiful red nail polish and these are so affordable and lovely.

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Boots Traditional Cold Cream Cleanser

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This cleanser is so good and it was only £2.50 from the drugstore!!! I am normally very brand loyal when it comes to skincare and I only ever use Liz Earle, but this month I decided to give this cold cream a go and my skin has not broken out at all except for one tiny spot due to hormonal acne. It was great as normally I get a really bad breakout once a month but this is such a simple cleanser and it is really cheap!

Dirty Works Glow Girl Salt Body Scrub

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This scrub is only £4 in Sainsburys but it rivals my more expensive scrubs easily. It leaves my skin super soft and as it contains pumice, it makes a great foot scrub for when I fancy a spa style pedicure. It also smells DIVINE! You simply must try it!

Guerlain  Insolence EDP

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This gorgeous perfume from Guerlain contains notes of violet and iris, given a modern edge by a dash of berries. It is so delicious and moreish and has a really sexy, sultry smell whilst still being light enough to wear each day! It is sweet, spicy and allover beautiful. I love it!

Mont Bleu Nail Care Tools (AND DISCOUNT CODE)

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This month, I was kindly sent some nail care tools by Czech brand “Mont Bleu” to try and I adore them. I am very careful about what I use on my nails, but I have noticed a significant difference in the strength of my nails and I have not had any breaks since using their tools! The swarovski file is such a show stopper and it works beautifully. If you want to try any of Mont Bleu’s products, they have given me a 20% off discount code for you guys. Simply type in BLOG at the checkout!

YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

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This mascara literally makes it look like I am wearing false eyelashes. It is so beautiful, smooth and long wearing with zero clumping and flakiness. It is a little pricey but it is definitely worth the money! I only need one coat of this to give me the desired effect I am going for.

L’Oreal Detox Charcoal Mask

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I have used this mask once a week this month and I have noticed that my skin looks much healthier and has a lovely glow to it! It works really well at calming my skin, reducing inflammation and redness and making me look more awake. It is really gentle on the skin as well and isn’t too fragrances so its just a very pleasant product to use.

 

That is it for my May Beauty Favourites! I hope you liked this post- Please do not to get to follow my blog! You can also find me on Facebook @Miss Elizabeth Shannon and on Instagram @elizabethshannonn

My kitty also has an instagram account now and you can check him out at @acatcalledgustavo ! (yes, i have reached the stage in life where ive made my cat an insta account. I am aware of how sad that is)

Thank you for reading! ❤ xxx

Dirty Works Bath And Body Care Review! (Better Than Soap And Glory?)

Today I will be reviewing the wonderful British brand, Dirty Works! (Not sponsored, I just love these products and can not believe they are not more known about). Dirty Works create cruelty free bath, body care and beauty products that are extremely affordable and come in the most gorgeous, girly packaging complete with some serious vintage glamour vibes, which is what caught my attention initially as I waltzed down the aisle in the supermarket, Sainburys. Yes, you can buy this in the supermarket! You can imagine my delight upon seeing these gorgeous products whilst grocery shopping. Sadly, my local Sainsburys store only carries a few of the products and I desperately would like to try their skin care and beauty products as from everything I have tried so far,  I’m hooked.

Dirty Works is undeniably reminiscent of the brand Soap And Glory, however it completely holds its own, its more affordable and I actually find myself reaching for my Dirty Works products over my Soap And  Glory Products as the scent is simply divine. The signature fragrance; a blend of vibrant fruity top notes of Peach and Cassis with subtle floral tones of Rose, Jasmine and Orange Blossom supported by base notes of Vanilla and Amber is deliciously moreish, delicate and it lasts all day and I feel it has a much more sophisticated and glamorous smell to it compared to my Soap And Glory products which I of course love, but find very, very sweet and sickly at times. So, on to the review of some of the products I picked up!

The Big  Chillout Bath Soak- £3.50

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I am writing about this product first as it is by far my favourite bubble bath on the planet. I love it so much. I did not think it was possible to feel this way about a bath soak, but my god its perfect. Formulated with a decadent essential oil blend of Mandarin and Rock Rose, Chamomile and Lavender Extract, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E and softening Shea Extract, it is a soak that leaves you feeling soft, relaxed and of course smelling wonderful. For £3.50, it is extremely affordable and it creates the most wonderful relaxing bath.

Also pictured is That Fiji Feeling-Coconut Body Wash. I normally avoid coconut shower products as I find the smell is often a bit too sweet and synthetic, but this particular wash is blended with passion fruit extract which creates a very summery, tropical smell. The coconut oil and allantoin help to lock moisture in the skin and I find this is a very gentle, pleasant product to use and it makes me wish I was on holiday! It is only £2.50 so its such a bargain!

Glow Girl Buttery Body  Scrub £4.00

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This lovely scrub is made from Sea Salt, Pumice and Peach Stone and it gently buffs away all those pesky dry patches on your skin. I find some scrubs to be a bit too harsh on my skin, but this is blended with Shea Butter and it is so silky soft to use. It really does feel like a butter without the greasiness and a little goes a long way! As it contains pumice, it makes a wonderful foot scrub if you fancy giving yourself a pampering pedicure!

Bling It On Shimmer Lotion- £4.00

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Okay, I was quite dubious about this product. The colour terrified me as I have very fair skin and I was convinced it would make me look like an orange, but I was pleasantly surprised when it simply gave my skin a sparkly, radiant glow. However, it is the scent of this product that truly makes it stand out. For only £4.00, this body lotion smells like an expensive french perfume that you could picture Audrey Hepburn wearing, and the scent really lingers on the skin. It is the Dirty Works signature scent blended with essential oils of Rock Rose, Neroli and Jasmine and I do not bother wearing perfume when I use this, which is nearly every day at the moment. It is so lovely to wear on a sunny say as it makes you look like a beautiful little disco ball (in a good way!) and it is not sticky or heavy so it lasts well when worn in the heat. I shall be taking it with me to Majorca later this year!

You do need to wash your hands after using this product as you will have some rather sparkly residue left over. As you can see, I did not read the packaging until after and I was walking around like this…

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The final thing I bought that I thought I would give a quick mention was a cute, polka dot drawstring wash bag at only £2.50. I liked this just because it is sturdy and a good size and makes a change to boring old plain wash bags!

I hoped you all liked today’s review! You can order Dirty Works online (click here)  and they have INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING! So do not worry if you are not living here as you still have access to all of the products! I truly love this brand, I love their ethics, their quality and of course the products and I can not believe that more bloggers do not speak about them?! I highly recommend that you give them a go! I also used my new camera today! Let me know if the picture quality is any better.  See you next time! xxx

 

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