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How to: be sick, wait what?

Hello! I’m ill. As you probably guessed, but I’m gonna tell you how to be ill and be okay with it. This also works for when its THAT time of the month. You’re welcome.

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First things first, treat yourself. And more importantly, your skin. I like to start with a face mask to give my skin a little boost and to make me feel all pampered. While this is on I like to do something productive like wash my make up brushes or something so that I feel a little bit better about myself.

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Then I like to have a lush bath because the scent is amazing and makes my skin feel lovely jubbly! I like to use the Daddy-O shampoo to make my hair less brassy and the Happy Hippy shower gel which smells like lemons, yum!

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I then use a bath bomb to treat my skin and make my bath a little bit more interesting! This is “the experimenter” and kind of smells like smoke, but in a good way! There is a video on my instagram if you are interested!

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I then like to use a deep moisturiser to help my skin out, it always gets super dry when I’m sick. I couldn’t recommend this moisturiser enough! It is pretty pricey but boy is it worth the money! Keep a look out for it if you go on holiday because they have some fab sales in duty free!

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Then its time for “netflix and chill”.. I always like to stick  film on while I am again doing something productive and enjoyable like editing a youtube video or something. Oh and also eating, that is great. Be sure to stay hydrated, if you have a sore throat don’t have too much dairy (even though it feels temporarily soothing) and try hot water mixed with some honey and lemon juice!

And last but certainly not least- NAP TIME! Naps are the best when you are sick, and because you’ve already been kind of productive, it is completely justified.

I haven’t done the last step yet so I better be on my way! Goodbye for now little buns!

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Get pampered and ready with me!

Hi guys! I’ve had a pretty busy few weeks so I thought that today I would relax and take a little time to focus on myself.

I took inspiration from Carli Bybel and started by making myself a smoothie to make me feel good on the inside.

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For this I used frozen rhubarb, one banana, one kiwi, a ton of spinach, a splodge of honey and a little bit of milk and water to make it creamy but not be just dairy. Sometimes I use unsweetened soy or almond milk but I wanted the calcium today sooo yeah. It tastes super yummy and refreshing so is great first thing in the morning or any other time when you need a little pick-me-up.

I then used the Herbal Essences Bee Strong hair mask and my fave Avon Pore Penetrating Mineral Face Mask and sat on my bed with my big fluffy dressing gown on whilst I let them do their magic. I like to catch up on any missed blog posts or youtube videos during this time, at the minute I am really loving this baes blog (and her new hair).

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See? There I am, chilling.

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After washing off my face mask I used this hand treatment that I found for 99p! You just leave the gloves on for 20 minutes et voila! I just rubbed in what was left on my hands and then rinsed off the excess because I had been rubbing my hands for ages.

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While running my bath I decided to have breakfast food for lunch because it is my favourite. I just made some porridge and added a teaspoon of chocolate spread and then a sliced a banana, cinnamon, cocoa powder, a drizzle of honey and some chunky peanut butter on top. SO GOOD

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I decided to use the last purchase from my lush haul which is the “Granny Takes A Dip” bath bomb. I’m gonna miss smelling this every time I open my drawer. It is so ‘citrusy’ and spicy, I could eat it.

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It also looks amazing as you pop it into your bath, the colour literally explodes, however my bath just looked pink rather than a mix of the different colours.

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Its still super lovely and makes my skin feel amazing though! I then tidied up my eyebrows and put my make up on before drying my hair and throwing it up into a bun.

MOTD:
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You can hardly see my eye shadow here but I will put a picture up on my insta if you want to see my make up on a worse camera but not as washed out.

I then took a little trip to the shops and bought some things for Christmas so lemme just show you them real quick.

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I got 2 big snowmen and 1 santa from Thorntons to go with peoples gifts, they were half price AND on 3 for 2- so £10 all together!!!

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I then got my Mum some tea lights to give her them on Christmas Eve and then two samplers for my room.

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Then I picked my cousin up some make up for her to play with as she’s only 12 but being related to me she loves make up. I have the Heaven & Earth palette from MUA and the pigmentation is amazing so I thought that she would love this.

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And since everything was on 3 for 2 I bought myself some early Christmas presents. I will probably review the B. Replenished facial oil, I think that it will be my saviour with this cold weather but we will see! This lip combo is so vampy and dark, I have a feeling I am going to wear this all the time in winter.

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Its like the perfect amount of purple and red. If you want to recreate this it is, Max Factor “Mulberry” lipstick and Collection “Damson” lip liner.

And that is about it! I am just going to go for my singing lesson now and just chill later on and watch I’m a Celeb- I also bet my Mum that Gemma would go out in the first week, she owes me a pound. Goodbye for now little buns!

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Yuzu & Cocoa Review!

As a quick and special Tuesday night bonus post I thought I would review the Yuzu & Cocoa bubbleroon (what the hellllll is that meant to mean????).

This ‘bubbleroon’ is made with both coconut oil and shea butter so is great for smoothing out dry skin, like, when I got out the bath I was just sat stroking my arm because WOW THE SOFTNESS. It also didn’t irritate my sensitive skin YAY PEOPLE WITH SENSITIVE SKIN CAN HAVE NICE THINGS. Also the smell lingers and it is heavenly. I would describe it as a citrus-vanilla-chocolate-cream smell, you know? It’s such a soothing and comforting smell but I can’t quite do descriptions. Even after having a super poop day and feeling like my heart was gonna beat out of my chest, I felt calm and found it easier to get to sleep.

As you have already seen it turns your bath a lovely yellow colour, it also doesn’t stain the bath which is an absolute God-send. There is just something that the child in me loves about colourful baths, but not cleaning up afterwards.

One thing I would say about this ‘bubbleroon’ is that there aren’t many bubbles, I used the whole thing and there were only a few surface bubbles so I was a little disappointed with that. Maybe I just can’t crumble it properly, who knows. This was slightly more on the ‘pricey’ side, using ‘pricey’ very loosely, being £3.65. At the same time though I would repurchase it again quite happily.

I am planning on buying out the whole of Lush when I do my Christmas shopping so start preparing yourself for that giant haul now. I think I’m done with this review, I have stretched it out as much as I can.

If you wanna see a bit more of me (ooh, cheeky) my instagram is @chlofrench
If you wanna hear a bit more of me (ooh, cheeky) then head on over to my soundcloud!

GOODBYE FOR NOW LITTLE BUNS ❤

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