My Current Favourites January/February 2018.


Hey there! so i haven’t done any favourites in a….(remembers 2018 favourites) well ok, i haven’t done current favourites in a while so i thought i would show you and talk to you about some of my current favourites at the minute.

Beauty

 

So, beauty! have to be honest, i thought i had more beauty favourites than this, but those that i have i do really like a lot!

B. multi acid retexturising facial pads £5.99
I bought these exfoliating pads just before Christmas and i have almost used up the whole tub which tells you how much i like them! i love acid exfoliators  but they can often be on the pricey side, these are really budget friendly but still work really well and have really been keeping any dry winter skin problems at bay.

The body shop facial mask duo £32.00
(Himalayan charcoal and British rose).
This is kind of cheating because its 2 products, but i did get them together so it does make sense too! i got these for Christmas, and i have really fallen in love with them, the charcoal one reminds me an awful lot of glamglow that i tried many years ago now but it doesn’t come with its price tag! it makes my skin feel super clean, but not stripped, its just a really good way to make sure theres no yuck in my skin. The rose one is also lovely, its hydrating but also surprisingly cooling on the skin and ive found it really soothing, perfect for the colder months. I really rate both of this, highly suggest you give them a try, and i hope to try some more from the body shops face mask range soon!

MUA pixel-perfect multi blush in pink blossom £3.00
Ill admit that ive kept a lot of my makeup very much the same, but a product that i bought just before Christmas that ive really been liking is this MUA blush. When i ordered it i thought it was going to be a very light pink/purple blush, maybe with a tiny bit of shimmer but nothing over the top however it turns out to be pretty much non-pigmented. However, i have found that the shimmer it contains is really fine, and the tiny bit of pigment makes it work really well as just like a brightener really. I use it on my cheeks, forehead nose and chin and i like that it lifts everything, but i dont look super instagram glowy, i just look a little bit more alive.

Loreal elvive phytoclear intensive scalp scrub.
This is one of those items that you pick up on a whim and end up really falling in love with. I picked this up in poundstretcher, Not really thinking too much about it but wanting to try a scalp scrub as i do feel that hair dye build up can really cause havoc with my scalp sometimes and boy am i glad i gave it a go! it looks like a body scrub, but what you do is wet your scalp/hair, and then massage this into your scalp really paying attention to the trouble spots, i made sure to go along my hair line and behind my ears too. It feels super cooling but didn’t irritate my scalp at all, then i just rinsed it out before using shampoo & conditioner, it rinses out pretty easily, but i wouldn’t overly worry because any bits that dont get rinsed out are shampooed out without issue. The end result is a really clean, smooth scalp/root area, and ive had less of an itchy head for sure! i just hope i can find it again.

Cleaning


Flash bathroom cleaner spray £1.00
Ive mentioned before that ive been hinched and i really enjoy cleaning, so i thought i would add my favourite cleaning product of the moment into these posts! At the minute it just has to be the flash bathroom spray, easily the product ive re-bought the most, i love this for cleaning my bathroom, either if its at the weekend all over my bath etc or a quick mid week sink clean, it leaves everything super clean and shiny without much work and it also smells so good!

Watching


Critical role
What ive been obsessed with watching lately isnt a new thing for me, but i still adore it. I have been watching critical role since october 2017, i caught up with the first campaign a few days before the second one started and ive been watching campaign 2 on Fridays/Saturdays without fail since. If you dont know what critical role is, critical role is a live streamed dnd game played by various voice actors. Its an amazing show, and since Christmas ive been re-watching campaign 1 and its made me love it even more. Campaign 2 has had some really jaw dropping juicy moments lately and ive been completely gripped!

Listening


Amaranthe 
It was a few months ago now that a couple of my friends introduced me to the Swedish rock band Amaranthe and that has been the only thing on my spotify ever since. I really love how different they are, with 2 lead singers, a man and a women and there lyrics are also amazing. One of my friends that got me into them saw them this week and i am so very jealous!

alright, thats my current favourites, what are yours right now? let me know!

cath  x

 

Ive been hinched!

Hey there! so if you are around on social media at all then you would have to be living under a rock to have not heard about Mrs Hinch. Mrs Hinch, real name soph, started out just as a cleaning mad women posting her cleaning tips on instagram and pictures of her beautiful home. Her instagram posts and instagram stories of hinch hauls, clockwise cleaning and hinch half hours suddenly in september sent her from having a few 1000 followers too at the time of writing this at the end of october having 1.1 million followers!

Very quickly, she went from a small account to a massive one, and had companies tripping over themselves to work with her and honestly she deserves every last bit of attention shes getting. Her dancing and singing while cleaning, her naming of all the items she uses makes things fun again.

Ive always helped out with the housework since ive been off work, but over the past 2 years i just havent been able to find the motivation. And as my physical health as gone downhill especially over the past year trying to do housework became really difficult. Meaning that a lot of things slipped, because my mum is the person that does the housework mainly in the house and shes only one person!

When i started watching Mrs Hinch, she made me want to clean straight away and once i was able to get out and buy some bits it began! Now, my job is to keep the main bathroom clean, and of course my room too! i actually look forward to cleaning now, and enjoy making hinch hauls!

Above is the stash i currently have, i havent followed exactly what Mrs Hinch has either because i cant find it or because i tend to like different scents to her! She loves her pine, but im more of a citrus person, as you can see!

Now my little mini narnia is in its box near my door and it really movates me to clean. I picked up some more bits when i got to poundland last week, and the next day i blitzed the bathroom a lot! So, i thought i would show you around my little mini narnia!

Zoflora & spray bottle of Zoflora – i think zoflora has turned into some kind of drug! i only have one right now, citrus fresh but once i can find more that will change! Mrs Hinch is a massive fan of this disinfectant that you dilute with water and so am i! you can use it on pretty much anything, and trust me, you will. its impressive what a different wiping down your desk with zoflora does just for your happiness really! i dont know many people that are not completely obsessed with this stuff.

Sponges – Mrs Hinch is famous for her “minkeh” sponge but its sold out pretty much everywhere! i am a big fan of sponges always have been, and cleaning has just made that a lot worse. I may have also been known to rip or cut sponges as a coping skill!

flash bathroom – Mrs Hinch uses the pourable verison of this stuff and when she used it everything always did look so shiny and clean so i thought i would give it a go and god it really is good! it left my sink etc looking really shiny and everything smelt really good.

cif powder & shine bathroom mouse citrus – oh this is just fun to use honestly! its a spray able mouse you spray over the surface your cleaning leave for 10 minutes and wash off. i used this all over my bath and it really got off all the soap scum etc and lets face it, its just fun!

flash concentrate – this stuff is really handy if your cleaning something that needs an extra little oomf! ive used it to clean out cupboards, bins, window cills anything that hasn’t been cleaned in longer than you would like to admit and needs a helping hand. The pouring system on this is also really clever because it only lets you pour out the perfect amount each time.

Domestos spray bleach – I have a long history of being a little bleach happy, i quite like the smell! because it reminds me of swimming pools and my mum (thats not weird, shes a caretaker). once a week or so i will bleach the toilet and this works really well for that, just make sure nothing you dont want bleached is nearby!

Flash all purpose spray crisp lemons – Now this is basically used for what you use zoflora for, but i still really like it! i switch between this and zoflora a lot, its handy for sure.

Duck toilet cleaner lemon – Ok so its toilet cleaner, its still good! and lemon, obviously.

Flash wipes with febreeze, Mediterranean lemon – I am not the biggest user of wipes, i would rather just use a sponge and zoflora! but sometimes a wipe is just easy to grab in a pinch, and of course there lemon.

Tescos glass and window cleaner – i just picked this up to clean mirrors, ive tried it once and i wasnt super keen but we will see!

So there you have some of my top cleaning picks at the minute! I’m currently looking for a stainless steel cleaner and something to remove a large amount of limescale build up on my shower, any suggestion are very welcome!

Cath x