Wednesday, 20 May 2015

What's In My Carry On Bag?

Tomorrow morning I am heading off to Fiji, so I thought I'd show you what's in my carry on bag! Expect lots of pictures on Instagram and follow me on snapchat: madelineloves1 to see what I get up to.

I hope you enjoy this video, and if there is ever anything you want to see from me on my blog or YouTube channel please do leave requests in the comments or tweet me!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Currently Consuming

Image source

So I'm not sure about the title of this post but basically I wanted to share some things that I've been enjoying lately that aren't beauty or fashion related. I like to keep my Loving Lately or favourites posts mostly beauty related so I thought I'd try a different way of sharing other bits and pieces I'm liking!

My new breakfast obsession is apple and cinnamon oats. If you are interested in the (super easy) recipe let me know!
Even though we are heading into winter I am constantly craving iced coffee. But when I'm trying to be good my current go to beverage is green tea with a bit of honey and some slices of lemon.
My obsession with reality TV is no secret and I am hooked on season 10 of Geordie Shore at the moment. Another episode should pop up on iTunes any day now.
This isn't a new movie, but I recently rewatched The Other Woman and although I heard mixed reviews before I saw it I think it's absolutely hysterical. Cameron Diaz can't do much wrong in my eyes.
I'm super late on the podcast bandwagon but I am really enjoying listening to them while I work and study. My favourite is the Jenna and Julien podcast hosted by Jenna Marbles and her vlogger boyfriend Julien.
I just finished reading How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are. It's a lovely little light hearted book that I like to keep by my bedside table and definitely one I will flip through many times again in the future. It also has some french recipes in there that I am keen to try (even though my patience with cooking is a little low).

Let me know what you are currently consuming in the comments below or tweet me!

Friday, 15 May 2015

My First YouTube Video

Well here it is folks, my first YouTube video! I had so much fun filming this and putting it together and I'm excited to be doing something new that has a bit of a learning curve. I am hoping to upload once a week so be sure to subscribe to see more videos from me!

If you have a YouTube channel leave the link in the comments below so I can check it out!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner

Toner is one of those products that I never saw the point of. I always included in it my skin care routine because I assumed it was doing something I was too oblivious to notice but I never saw any real benefits from it. That is until the Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner.

First up, it has no artificial fragrances or alcohol which is AMAZING because I've always found toners to be quite drying. This one is the total opposite. I feel like it is very nourishing and softening. It contains chamomile which it turns out, is just as lovely for the skin as it is in a warm cup of tea.

The witch hazel helps with any blemishes that may pop up but it isn't a dominant, harsh ingredient so it's a product that is suitable for all skin types. Witch hazel is also great for people who, like me, have slightly larger pores so I like to give my nose an extra swipe with the cotton pad in the hope of shrinking those bad boys.

You can find this toner for anywhere between $6 to $10 depending on where you shop (and whether anyone has a sale on) but it is still ridiculously affordable. You definitely don't have to spend a great deal of money to find products that are perfect for your skin and sometimes it's definitely best to keep things simple!

What do you love from the Simple skin care range?