Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Product That Saved My Skin!

Okay, so I know that the title of this post sounds really clickbaity but just stay with me on this!

My skin has never really been problematic, I never used to get giant spots or any redness. I considered myself as being quite lucky with my skin. Up until last year. At the end of last year my skin suddenly started to break out horribly. My cheeks would be covered in big, sore spots and I didn't know why. Part of me thought it was down to a new foundation I'd been wearing, and part of me thought it was karma for having good skin throughout the years. Either way, I hated what was happening and I needed to fix it. Fast.

The face wash I was using at the time just wasn't cutting it for me so I went out and bought a new one. And when that one didn't work, I bought a different one. I think I must have tried half a dozen different face washes in the space of a few months and I was starting to lose hope. That was, until an angel descended down from the heavens and showed me this product... okay not really, it was a YouTube video, but you catch my drift.

I'd seen so many videos and adverts about La Roche-Posay and all of their products which seemed to work amazingly, but stupidly I forgot all about them until I found their little section in my local Boots. They had so many products that I didn't know where to begin, but with some hasty Googling in the corner of Boots I decided to buy the La Roche-Posay Effacer 3 Step Anti-Blemish System. It was around £30 which is expensive for me, but at this stage I was pretty much desperate.

The system consists of three products which make up the three steps; a purifying cleanser which reduces excess sebum, a clarifying toner which reduces the appearance of pores, and an anti-blemish cream which reduces the appearance of spots and unclogs pores, it also reduces the appearance of red and brown marks.

When I got home I tested all three products out straight away and I immediately noticed that my skin was so much softer, just after one use! I had a few spots on my cheeks and they already looked less angry and red than they did a few minutes prior. By the next morning, most of my spots had decreased or completely disappeared.

I really wish I had taken a before and after picture, because the difference is amazing. I've been using the system for around three months now and my skin is better than ever. I rarely get spots any more, and when I do they're usually little ones and only last maybe a day. Such an improvement! I honestly cannot recommend this product enough, it's amazing.

So if you're in the position I was a few months ago, definitely try out this product and see how you get on. Hopefully you'll get the same results I did!

xxx

Sunday, 11 October 2015

I met Dan & Phil!!


I have been watching danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil for a while now... probably around two years, so when they announced earlier this year that they had written a book and were going on tour, I knew I had to go and see them. So £75 and some rash decisions later... I had a VIP ticket for their first show in Glasgow on the 8th of October. Woohoo!

If I'm being honest, I actually kind of forgot that this was really happening up until the day my ticket arrived less than a week before the show. I was a little bit anxious about going by myself but I figured I would meet some people there and I'd be fine!

So on the day, I went into Waterstones, bought their book, and got a bus through to Glasgow (on which there were some extremely loud Polish guys screaming in Polish which was fab). When I arrived in Glasgow I just kind of wandered around by myself for a bit before deciding to join a bunch of girls sitting on the steps outside of the concert hall. I sat down next to two really nice girls and started chatting, before two other girls joined us. I'm really glad I met these girls as it was so much nicer to panic with other people, and they just made the experience so much better.

I started to get really nervous when we were in line for the meet and greet. It just hit me that Dan and Phil were in the same building and I was going to be meeting them. There were about 70 VIPs altogether so there were quite a few of us! We were let into the room where there was free water and popcorn, beanbags, copies of the book, and some nice music playing. 

Around ten or fifteen minutes later... Dan and Phil walked in. They just kind of appeared like "oh hey", and no one screamed or freaked out or anything which was really nice. They stood and chatted for a minute before starting the meet and greet. Everyone queued up and we were quite near the front so we didn't have too long to wait. As I got nearer the front I started getting really nervous. 

What was I going to say to them? Were they signing things? What if I cry? Don't cry!

Then, it was my turn. Right now I can still picture the moment I made eye contact with Phil as he opened his arms for me.. it's quite surreal. Like, they're real people, they're 3D! Phil gave me a hug before passing me over to Dan (sidenote; they're both extremely tall and give really good hugs). They asked how I was, to which I replied "nervous!". They signed my book for me as I just kind of stared at them in awe before Phil asked if we should take a picture. Of course I said yes, but they might have to do it because I'm so short. So Dan took my phone from me, Phil put his arm around me and we took some photos. I'm going to go as far to say that that was probably one of the best moments of my life.


The meet and greet lasted for just over an hour, and it's kind of weird to think that we just chilled out in a room with Dan and Phil for an hour! Anyway, once they left everyone queued up to sign the VIP guestbook:


As we left the room we were handed our VIP goody bags which consisted of a cool tote bag that says "I actually went outside to see Dan and Phil on tour", a flower crown, a little tour wristband, a poster, a postcard and a cool book with some funny illustrations. I was kind of hoping a t-shirt would be in there somewhere, but oh well!


As we walked into the auditorium, 'Breaking Free' from High School Musical was playing and is still stuck in my head right now! I was in the third row, so I had a pretty good view of the stage. I'm not going to write anything about what was in the show, just in case I spoil it for someone going to see it soon. But I will say that it was so creative and funny and I could easily watch it again and again. 
Sidenote - I'm actually going to see it again on Tuesday!

Anyway, to end this ridiculously long post, I just want to say that I'm honestly so proud of these two. I had one of the best days of my life and met some really great people because of them and they just make me so happy.

Thank you, Dan and Phil.



xxx


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