Review on a skin saviour - Crystal Clear + OOTD

Crystal Clear Deep Cleanse Gel

Hello there!

I thought I would do a review on a product that I can truely say has worked wonders for me.

I had been suffering with bad skin, mainly on my forehead (T-zone) for a number of months and I couldn't seem to find anything that helped. I tried a number of face washes and moisturisers from Boots/Superdrug. I also tried for several months Pro-activ, I didn't think it helped at all. In fact I am pretty sure it irritated my skin even more. I would defienitly not recommend that! A complete waste of money.

For some people it's hard to describe why it is so difficult to find the right products for your skin. Other's have also said to me -

 "Why don't you stop wearing your make-up as it's making your skin worse"

It's this cycle you get stuck in, well it is for me anyway.

1: You have bad skin - and the one thing you want to do is hide it.
2: You cover with foundation/concealer/powder - Locking it all in.
3: This makes your skin worse

Many would say - Don't be so vain! Nobody cares!
But you feel so self consious when you have bad skin.
I do have make-up free days, Sundays mostly when I'm being very lazy doing nothing.

I was recommended the deep cleansing gel by my beauty therapist.  I was a little sceptical about buying this as nothing else had worked for me. It was £20.00, however when I looked online at the Crystal Clear website it was £27.00. So you may find prices vary.
It came in a proffesional looking box, with a guide book/leaflet inside. The bottle itself is a good size -200ml, it fits perfectly in my washbag for when I go away. The other thing about this bottle is it has a pump, which I find much easier to use.

That same day, I went home and used it. I first removed my make up - it also says you can remove your make up with it! I will have to try that. I pumped a small-ish amount onto my hands and rubbed them together. This facewash is soap-free so you can't make much foam with it. I rubbed this all over my face, in circular motions. Focusing mostly on my forehead and nose, I left for about 30 seconds before rinsing with luke warm water.
Instantly my skin felt better.

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That's a YES!

I have now been using this for about 3 weeks. I can honestly say that my skin has been so much better. I don't have to wear make-up all the time to cover up!  I would say if I carried on using this for 1-2 months my skin would be back to how it used to be.

I feel so much happier ♥ 

I hope that at least one person who is in the same situation as I used to be read's this,
and that it possibly help!

It's worth a try (:

I also just wanted to put a OOTD from a few weekends ago.
I went to my boyfriend's aunt's 60th birthday party/40th wedding anniversary.
We stayed in a cute little cottage/hotel near Evesham.
The hotel garden looked right onto the River Avon.

I really struggled over finding something smart/casual to wear, but did my best.

My jeans were Topshop - (Not the exact ones but the closest too)[330510|208527]&noOfRefinements=1

My top was also Topshop - I would say go down in a size as it is very big!

My shoes were also Topshop but in the sale for £10.00.
But I don't think they have them anymore ):
I had a black blazer but it had been such a beautiful weekend I didn't need it!

I found the chunky coral bracelet in H&M on a mad dash to try and find something quickly.

I kept my make-up fairly simple, and had my hair in a rather large beehive..
I didnt realise quite how large it was!

Hope you liked this blog! I will be doing another couple of blogs about a few trips to London coming up in October.

Thanks again for reading,

If there is something you don't think I have covered leave me a question..
Nat ♥♥♥


Long time no see! (Hollywood lashes review)



I've been really busy with my hairdressing the last couple of months. Hence why I havent been writing blogs. I'm qualifiying in November this year, so there isn't long to go! Which is really scary knowing I'l be out in the big wide world on my own..

 It has been absolutly ages since I've written a blog.. So I thought I would start again. Plus I have really wanted to write a honest review on the Hollywood Eyelash Extensions

For the past couple of months I have been getting the Hollywood Eyelash Extensions as I was completly fed up of having to put the strip eyelashes on everyday. It was about two years ago that I started wearing the strip eyelashes, its not that I didnt like my own eyelashes at the time. I was fed up of having to put 3-4 coats of mascara on my eyelashes everyday. I also HATED taking it off, it would always smudge, never come off etc. So I decided to start wearing the strip eyelashes. It was fine for the first couple of months, but after that I noticed my own eyelashes had gone very short and weak. I took a break from the strip eyelashes in the hopes that my own would grow back. But they didn't.

My eyelashes before I started wearing the false eyelashes -^
So I decided to look into the Semi Permanent Eyelashes.. There were two options -
  • The indvidual lashes for the natural look
  • The Hollywood eyelash extensions for a fuller look
I thought about both of the options as it was quite a lot of money for both. The only problem I would've had with the individual lashes is that I didn't have that many to start with.. I had also seen lots of youtube videos and reviews on the awful spidery look some people had got from the individuals. So I made the decision to go with the Hollywood Eyelash Extensions.

A friend who I go to college with works at a salon where they did the eyelashes, she was able to give me a little infomation about them. After a few weeks of debating whether to or not I booked an appointment. I was curious about what it would be like, as I'm not too keen on anybody else doing my make-up (probably weird I know but..) I was also scared of not liking them and not being able to really do anything about it.

I was offered to have a skin test, but I didnt feel like I needed to as I had used a simular glue for years before. But ;
I would say that if you do have any allergies to make-up or glue to definitely have one + Always better to be safe then sorry

Before I laid down to have the eyelashes done, I was asked how I would like them - I had brought a picture with me, which I would suggest you do. So then nobody can get confused. I had this photo >
They were slightly longer on the outer lashes, giving the curl effect.

The treatment itself was really relaxing. I laid down on a bed and the beautician placed tape on my bottom eyelashes. That felt a little strange but as soon as my eyes were closed it was fine. For the next 35-40mins, I hardly felt a thing. I actually almost fell asleep! She explained to me that I musn't get the eyelashes wet for the next 2 hours to make sure that the glue was 100% set. When she had finished she removed the tape from my bottom eyelashes, I was excited to see the result. Looking in the mirror I was so pleased, they were exactly how I wanted them.

 I booked an appointment for 2 and a half weeks later, just for infills.

Over the two weeks, the eyelashes were AMAZING. I could wake up in the morning knowing that my eyelashes were all ready. I got so many compliments about them, where as with my strip eyelashes people would always say how they were very OTT. I knew that I could wake up when I was with my boyfriend looking half decent! Not giving him a fright with my bald eyeballs haha! When I went back for my infills they literally took 20mins max, I just had a few re-glued. I honestly dont know what I would of done without them now!
The only thing that I have had to be careful about is the fact i sleep on my right side, so I have had to change every other night to make sure I dont bend them.

Hollywood Eyelashes Pro's
  • You can wake up in the morning knowing your eyes are ready. No faffing about with glue and strip eyelashes.
  • Beautiful natural looking eyelashes 24/7
  • No messing about with eye make up remover
  • No panda eyes
  • Fluttering them to get things you want
  • Plenty of compliments ;)

Hollywood Eyelashes Con's (There aren't many, but there are a few things that I thought of)
  • No good if you like being able to remove strip eyelashes at the end of the day
  • No good If you constantly rub your eyes
  • No good if the first thing you do is get in the shower and put your head under the water
  • No good if you go swimming a lot (They can withstand some water, but for those divers out there!)
  • No good if you sleep on your front, as you may wake up with them attached to your eyebrows!
I also went on a 11 day holiday to turkey with tempuratures of 33 ° and I can 100% say that they stayed in place perfectly.  They withstood the heat and sea water. It was so nice to be able to wake up in the morning, put my bikini on and run down to the beach knowing I looked OK. I've been abroad before wearing the strip eyelashes and it was an absolute nightmare.. What with the heat, you would end up with one end curling up.. or even worse falling off completly!!

My boyfriend and I being mega cheesy on holiday!

I really hope this has helped just one person decide on whether or not to get these amazing eyelashes. If you feel I havent covered anything, please ask me..

Thanks for reading,
 Nat ♥
I also wanted to just add a quick photo of my 'puppy' Pippa. Who I mentioned in my first blog, when she was a tiny 8weeks old. She is now a huge beast!