• Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookishbox #fairyloot #brunching #ladieswhobrunch #bookstagram #bookstagrammer
  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #wrapup #holiday #manga #fantasy #scifi #contemporary
  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #bookish #blogger #bookreview #manga #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #seraphoftheend #viz #vizmedia #bookobsessed
  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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#blog #blogger #beautyblogger #beauty #chanel #chanelmakeup #bronzer #makeup #creambronzer #soleiltandechanel #review
  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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  • Off to Southport today with some of my favourite people💕
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Pass me the fish and chips🍟
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There’s a new review of Volume Fourteen of Seraph of the End up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What makes you think of the seaside?🍭🧜🏻‍♀️🐟
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  • Still playing a little bit of catch up with content I had planned...
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Admittedly, spending two weeks drinking cocktails was well worth it😏
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Tomorrow I’m off to Southport with Sam and some friends, then this weekend we’re off into Manchester for food and a night out🙊
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There’s a review up of Seraph of the End Volume Thirteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What are your plans this weekend?
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Beauty Skincare

Skincare That Doesn’t Break The Bank

December 27, 2017

I feel as though I'm incredibly late on the bandwagon with this one. Six months (ish) ago everyone was talking abut The Ordinary. I took an awfully long time researching which products would work best for my particular skin type and at first I was over-faced. The products have such scary names and its difficult to figure out what does what. Now, I feel as though I've chosen a great group that really work for my skin. I must admit as well I had pictures taken for this post ages ago then when I looked at the to edit (after I had finished some of the products) on every single picture there was a solitary dog hair. I was not happy. So I waited till I repurchased to work on this post...again. 

If I even feel a breakout coming on I run to my cupboard and grab the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution and slather my face in it. Since using this I've had far fewer breakouts (touches every wood item in the vicinity) and my skin texture feels far better. When I ran out of this for the first time I went into such a panic. The acid is clear and slightly sticky as you apply it but dries very quickly. It can be applied under makeup all over the face or as a spot treatment. I tended to just use this as a spot treatment during the day and all over at night a few times a week. 

Next is the Niacinamide 10+% + Zinc 1% and truth be told I haven't used this one enough to give a proper opinion on it. The name suggests that its meant to help regulate sebum and minimise pores. I can't remember feeling like that when I used it but it didn't have an adverse effect on my skin. 

The last of the acids is the Hylaruonic Acid 2% + B5 and I've run out of this for the second time and I don't know what to do with my life.. It's incredible and my skin seems to love it. If you're wanting to try anything from The Ordinary I'd recommend this! 

The High Adherence Silicone Primer isn't kidding when it says high adherence. I've never known my foundation to last as long. Even a few foundations that I'd had issues with in the past worked better when I'd used this! Another one I'd recommend giving a go. 

Finally, The Azeliac Acid Suspension 10% when I use this my skin feels so soft and looks so bright! Exactly what this is meant to do. I wouldn't suggest continuous use of this though. I found that my skin became a lot more sensitive which it isn't normally, but as a treatment once a week it's wonderful.

The Ordinary is famed for their fantastic products at incredible prices which is what appealed to me to begin with. I wanted to expand my skin care routine but didn't want to have to break the bank in order to do so. There's so many more products from this line I want to give a go and some that I know my mum wants to try! I've already got her addicted to the caffeine solution. She loves it for her under-eyes! 

Have you tried any of The Ordinary products?

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading, 

Katie x 

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