Updating my Face | Makeup Revolution

I looked at my face and makeup collection the other day - and enough was enough. I was scrimping and saving on products at the expense of looking like a functioning human being - and something needed to change. 

Whenever I want to treat myself or try something new, I always grab my stack of credit cards and head over to Makeup Revolution's site; it's like a beauty wonderland / Christmas. And this time was no exception. Check out the pieces I picked below.



1. Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette,  £8.00

Recently, I'd noticed that my contouring looked, in all fairness, pretty terrible. It had that sexy, 'dirty' look going on; so yeah, it made me look like I had well chiselled cheekbones, but also, cheekbones that I hadn't washed in possibly years. It was during this mid-life contouring crisis that I stumbled across Emmy and Annabel's posts, which 100% inspired me order one of these. And I don't regret it for one second, it's fab.


It's just so beautiful. It's one of those palettes as well where I'll use every single shade. There's no redundant pan. Each powder is so soft and easy to blend; they're like velvet. And the highlighters are amazing - I'm in full on, deep love with the foily looking one pictured below, you only have to touch it to get the best colour pay-off evaaaaah. It's so pigmented.


2. Makeup Revolution I ♡ Makeup Blushing Hearts - Blushing Heart Blusher, £4.99

You may have already read about my love for NYX's Baked Blush; but what I don't love during this poor phase of my life is the price. I know at like £7 it's not an absolute bank breaker, but I am pretty much the poster child for poverty and like to scrimp where I can. When I noticed that good old Makeup Rev sold baked blushers too - which came in packaging as cute as this - little hearts appeared in my eyes like I was that emoji and I hit buy almost instantaneously.


Just look at it - it's amazinggggg. It looks like a little box of chocolates too - and we all know my downfall is anything sweet. So far, I'm really impressed with this. It's a decent size, so it'll last me agesssss and it applies quite subtly, so that you can build up colour and avoid looking like you have some kind of tropical fever / a mad pink face.


3. Makeup Revolution Pro Curve Contour Powder Brush, £5.99

Although I do possess another contouring brush from Makeup Revolution, I can't even begin to express how happy I am that I splashed out on this one. It's such a babe. The way it's lovely, soft bristles are shaped just make contouring an absolute breeze. It's the perfect size and shape to get down the sides of my nose and my cheekbones with - and my (somewhat feeble) contouring game has become infinitely stronger since this beast strolled into my life. Worth every penny.


Have you tried any of the products above? Or do you have any other 'must haves' you can recommend from Makeup Revolution?

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Expectation vs Reality #6 - The £3.64 Summer Dress

Welcome to the latest post from my Expectation vs Reality series - let me quickly set the scene for you here.


I am one of the poorest people in the land - if not all time ever. I'll hold my hands up high and admit that I am that girl; the one whose card has been declined for a solitary can of Smart Price tuna, who scavenges food off others like a massive tanned seagull and the kinda bird who sees a penny on the floor and has to pick it up - regardless of the high potential it has to be covered in scally urine.


Combine this with the fact I have an uncontrollable urge to buy things, an addiction to online shopping and that I am also a self confessed eBay junkie - and you have the basis to this series [bargains are my equivalent of crack.]


When I buy something - no matter how cheap it is - I want to know what I'm getting will be sh*t hot, not just plain old sh*t. But sadly, more often than not, that amazing looking playsuit you got for a quid and that looked pure fit on the model turns out to be nothing more than a sick joke with lace on.


This, my friends, is what the cool kids call an 'Expectation vs Reality' moment. You know what I mean; you order an absolute bargain online that looks like it's going to be a pure fitty, but then when it arrives... you don't know whether to laugh or cry because of how terrible it is. And sometimes, you just give up and do both; simultaneously. THAT. 


This series tests out some of the cheapest bargains of the internets, to see if they meet the expectations that their stock imagery suggests. Kind of like a cool Watchdog; with much less Anne Robinson and much more swearing.


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Expectation vs Reality: Part #6 > The £3.64 Summer Dress



Expectation > Oversized, cold shoulder, slouchy white tshirt dress [which I bought for £3.64 inc postage] which came with a 3 week delay as it was shipped in from Hong Kong.

I'm a size 12, but given that Asia's sizing seems to be designed as one sick joke to make you feel like a giant mutant, I thought it would be wise to size up; so I ordered a size XXL [UK 14.]



*all stock imagery / screenshots 
Reality > This is like billy bedwetter's older, more sophisticated cousin. You cant polish a turd - this is definitely still a bit shiny, but a drier consistency; like a cheap toilet toll or crepe paper. However, it's a definite step up from the two shiny clothing nightmares I have received so far as part of this series; although a far cry from the jersey looking dress in the stock images.



It's also a bit creased in the photos I think - soz guys, I didn't want to iron it much in case its questionable fabric spontaneously combusted and it came legit vacuum packed into a tiny plazzy bag, so it was creased to glory for a while.

The thing that gets me with this, right, is the shoulders. They look quite cute and subtle in the stock photos; but the way they're cut out in reality just looks insanely sh*t. It's like looking at myself in the 80s / 90s, or looking at myself if I was a man wearing a tank top and then some odd sleeves.



Also, if you're into maintaining your dignity, I wouldn't bother looking twice at this; it's see through as sh*t. Anyway, because this little beast weighs literally nothing, it might potentially do to throw in my case to wear as a bikini cover up when I go on my hols [well, I say cover up.. you can see every freckle on my body through it, like.] We will see - I'll let you see how I style it, if it makes the cut.




Conclusion > I'm still a bit undecided on this. I mean, don't get me wrong - it's sh*t, but as it's less sh*t than previous weeks, I don't quite know what to make of it! One thing I know for certain, however, is that once again, expectation was massively shat all over by reality; what arrived was literally nothing like what I expected [though I should be wise to this by now!]

If you want to check out these see-through cut out beasts, you can do so on eBay. Even if it's just for the comedy value. I'd love a second opinion on this - am I just over critical?


What are your thoughts? Have you had any epic 'Expectation vs Reality' moments with things you've bought online, or any amazing bargains off eBay?


Happiness Lately

I wanted to bash out a little post this week to remind myself of the things that have made me happy recently. My life has taken a major detour up shit creek these past few years [complete with crutches and bankruptcy] so sometimes - instead of weeping into a pack of Smart Price bourbon biscuits, it's important for me to appreciate the fab things in life that I do have; even if these things don't include money, food, abs, a high flying career or a pet pug [just yet.]


Here's a few tiny little things that have made me happy recently. They might only be small occurrences, but it's well important to remember that it's not having what you want in life that matters, but instead; wanting what you have <3 [I realise that this little mantra might make me sound like a raging hippy - but I'm honestly not, yeno - even though I may very well resemble one, what with the lack of effort I put into my hair at the moment / my displeasure in using hairbrushes #hagridprobs.]


Zara Fruity - I adore this scent, so I picked myself up a replacement bottle of this from Depop recently [because I also adore low prices!] It smells like... well fruit [would you ever have guessed it?!] ... more specifically, like blackberries / cherries / strawberries; with a zesty twang. It reminds me of summer and my first holiday abroad to Turkey a few years back. 


Painting my nails - ah, what a difference a splash of colour to your nails and / or a fresh [home] manicure makes to life.

Good brow days - aside from looking a bit like Hagrid at the moment as I'm trying to grow my brows out, the days when my brow game is strong are unreal. Well, I say my brow game is strong [am I cool enough to pull off saying that?] - what I mostly mean by this that I somehow manage to craft them to make them look remotely similar in appearance. Eyebrows may reportedly be sisters and not twins; but most days, I'm pretty sure mine aren't related at all.


Sunshine filtering through my [crap quality] blinds in the morning and having a brew on my [feeble excuse of a] balcony, hoping that noone sees me in my tragic pjs and hair-thrown-into-a-top-of-the-head-pineapple state. Bliss.

Finding totally awesome online friends, who totally get you - the more time I spend on Twitter and stalking other blogs, the more truly fab girlys I'm finding to chat to. Emmy [who blogs over at Emmy's Beauty Cave] has been a little ray of sunshine in my life these past few weeks. What a babe! And of course, there are plenty of other little beauties who regularly make me smile, including the pure fitty Lexie [couldn't not mention you with your new favourite words, could I?!] Check them out :}


My lilac MUA lippy - I've been getting right into this shade recently; it smells so good too [I know that a lippy smelling nice is perhaps secondary to how it looks, but after my experience with the smell of this lipstick a little while back, I now count myself lucky.]

Facing my fears - I've been a bit of a sh*thouse when it came to all things medical in my life until recently - I am scared of pretty much everything. I finally plucked up the courage to go and get a couple of fillings done at the dentist recently - and I'm very proud of myself for doing so, as these had been a long time coming. Why oh why did me and my friends decide to watch 'The Dentist' horror films when we were like, 14?! That creepy b*stard has legit scarred me for life.


Baths - there is never going to be a day where I tell you that a decent bath powered by Radox / Lush isn't going to make me smile from ear to ear like a madman possessed. I'd say 40% of my life is probably spent in the bath these days [hashtag YOLO.]

Reaching 250 Bloglovin' followers - thank you, you sexy lot! I promise I'll be a better blogger over the festive season; I know I've sat on my arse and consumed a lot of biscuits recently, but I can change!

And if all else fails, bangin' choons on my iPod - music always brings me back to my happy place - it can make me cry out my frustrations, sing my heart out in empathy or attempt to twerk around the kitchen; but all these [sometimes irrational] reactions 100% make me feel better, in their own way. Soz neighbours - let's call it retaliation for your insanely noisy, late night sex sessions, k?

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What's made you happy this week?



George AW 2015 Collection Sneak Peek* - with Talented Talkers

A little while ago, I spied a cheeky tweet on my timeline [from the fabulous Talented Talkers] which had two of my favourite things contained within just 140 characters; George at Asda and samples - samples from George's new AW15 collection, as a matter of fact.


I was lucky enough to be gifted some items from this new collection, which was a] majorly exciting as I loveeeee new clothes and b] really practical, as although my Summer wardrobe is flourishing [with the help of eBay] my Autumn / Winter collection consists of about two pairs of printed leggings and a coat. 

Help was needed. 

But before I show you the fab items I was sent, let's take it back and paint a mini picture of my love for this brand [aka let me ramble at you guys a bit.]


I can't lie. I am a massive fan of Asda. Heading to my nearest store is like a day out for me and I've also spent MANY a minute stalking their Holiday Shop online this year [legit, if you're going away - check them out! They have some gorgeous bikinis, bang on trend denim shorts, stunning maxis, fab basics and a whole heap of accessories. At a much, much more reasonable price than the majority of their high street equivalents.]



But taking it back even further - my love for Asda started many, many years ago - where their stores used to have the chicken and cow buttons by the milk and eggs that you could press; to hear the animal sound effects. I joined the queues of hundreds of other kids just waiting to smack that red button and buzz over the cackle of some hens. How the staff in the butcher's counter next door must have despised me. 

When I went to uni, I moved directly adjacent to a giant Asda superstore - and that was me set. I'd say 30% of my time was spent in education, 10% in bed, 20% drunk and the remaining 40% was spent trailing up and down those aisles, in search of a good bargain. 

It was here I discovered Asda George a little better - whereas I had previously picked up shoes and the odd item from George as an angst ridden teenager; as a free, loaned up student - it opened up SO many more windows for me. Last minute night out? Sorted. Unexpected job interview? Sorted. Day at the beach? Sorted. Accessories, jewellery, shoes and clothing made their way into my closet at a rate never seen before - including the rate I used to snap stuff up at those 20% Off Topshop Student Events.

Since this discovery during my second year at uni, I've never looked back - and I firmly believe that -[like with a fine wine or smelly cheese] ever year, their collections just get better and better with age.

Without further a ramble, here's a sneak preview of two items from George's AW15 collection, which I was kindly sent by Talented Talkers.


I was gifted two lovely items from George, both boasting a fab, bright print - with a lovely blend of colours; ideal for the clothing transition required to bridge your wardrobe from Summer through to Autumn. Floral prints flushed with blue and orange tones rolled out of my parcel and onto my lap; both fab Autumnal shades, but bright enough to make the most of the last of the Summer sun.

Item #1 - V-neck Printed Tunic*, £12

This fab little tunic - although it will look well fit worn over ripped, dark indigo skinnies this Autumn - instantly screamed HOLIDAY to me. Probably cos I've just booked one *celebratory dancing lady emoji* It's ideal for my upcoming trip abroad in terms of its length and its lightweight, hardwearing fabric. I'll definitely be donning this tunic with some tan sandals, sunnies and tangerine nails for exploring overseas culture, museums or popping out for lunch. And when I get back - boom, it becomes a fab staple for the Autumn. 





Item #2 - Silky Print Fine Knit Jumper*, £16

Ah, this little top. I love this - I've never worn something so comfy and lightweight before, the sleeves and back of this top are made from such a soft, fine knit. You could even wear this with shorts and sandals for a quick coffee or a weekend shopping spree with friends - its 3/4 sleeves and lightweight feel make it ideal for the transition from Summer to Autumn. It will also look fab with dark skinnies or jeggings as the weather changes; with tan, gold and orange accessories.

For me, I just found this piece to be so comfy and pretty - great for wearing out shopping, for a meal or for work. The print on the front is a little silky and shiny - and this dressy twist just makes it even more versatile.




These are both fab items that I'll defo get LOADS of use out of, thanks to their comfiness and how perfect the transitional colours they contain are. I can't wait to shop more of the range - there's already some amazing, reasonably priced Autumnal staples and jackets on the website that have seriously tempted me!



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If you're after a little inspo for your Autumn '15 wardrobe [we can't put off these thoughts for much longer, Autumn / Winter is defo coming *CRYING FACE EMOJI*], why not check out the #GeorgePressDay video below; for a sneak peek of what this season has in store... as if their summer collection wasn't enough of a temptation for my battered collection of credit cards, this collection of tan, plaid and sh-amazing prints is too much for me to take.






*This post contains items I was gifted by Talented Talkers and George. However, all thoughts are my own - I'd never lie or mislead you guys, as it ain't big and it ain't clever!

Expectation vs Reality Part 5 - The 99p Top

Alright guys - I'm baaaaack! Sorry for the silence on the blogging front for the past week or so - I'd say it was a pure organised blogging break and I'd been up to all kinds; but in reality, I've spent most of my time sat in my pants, eating biscuits and watching South Park [like a teenage boy.]


So, I figured, what better way would there be with which to bounce back onto the scene, than with a cheeky Expectation vs Reality post? I've had quite a few new deliveries from Hong Kong / China show up these past few weeks, so I figured that it's about time these beasts were set free on the internet. 


Whereas some of the stuff I've ordered has been pretty alright, it's always funnier to write about something beyond all comprehendible levels of sh*t. So with that thought in mind, I bring you the 99p Top.


Before I begin, I'm just going to set the scene here for any of you new to this series, or any of you who [because of my unscheduled, uncalled for blogging break] may have forgotten what I usually ramble on about in posts like these.

When I buy something - no matter how cheap it is - I want to know what I'm getting will be sh*t hot, not just plain old sh*t. But sadly [as is often the way when you order in stock from China that costs about 3p] that more often than not, that amazing looking playsuit you got for a quid and that looked pure fit on the model turns out to be nothing more than a sick joke with lace on [when it arrives 6 weeks later.]


This, my friends, is what the cool kids call an 'Expectation vs Reality' moment. You know what I mean; you order an absolute bargain online that looks like it's going to be a full on babe, but then when it arrives... you don't know whether to laugh or cry because of how terrible it is. And sometimes, you just give up and do both; simultaneously. THAT.


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If you're new to this concept - welcome. And if you're interested as to how my previous bargain hunting missions have gone down you can check a few out herehere and here [spoiler alert, one is that bad it legit looks like a bed-wetting sheet stitched into a garment.]

It's an oddly addictive gamble to take this Chinese eBay malarky. Cos sometimes, you stumble across a legit winner and you're buzzing because it's actually nice and actually only cost you about a quid. But then other times, you receive something so terrible that it makes you question your judgement, life choices and your ability to function as an adult human trying to make it in the world.

Anyway,  this series is dedicated to the Expectation vs Reality concept; kind of like the 'Fit or Sh*t?' beauty features I had going on before I became too poor to afford new makeup to test.

Follow me on my journey as I test out the cheapest products of the internets, to see if they actually do look like the picture - you can either grab some great bargains or learn a lot  from my mistakes!

Expectation vs Reality: Part #5 > The 99p Top


Expectation > Strappy, white vest top with lace detailing [which I bought for 99p with £1.99 postage, bringing the grand total to £2.98] which came with a 3 week delay as it was shipped in from Hong Kong.

The main reason I wanted to buy one of these tops, is because they are all over Depop and selling for a variety of different prices [many for over a tenner.] I wanted to see what these sellers are offering their customers, as well as a lengthy wait for their product to be delivered. So I took one for the team; after all, for £2.98 shipped to my front door, how bad could it be?


There it is, displayed in the seller's stock imagery [listing / original images found here.] It doesn't look at all shiny, does it? And it looks like a slightly longer-length crop too, doesn't it, certainly not a boob-skimmer?

WRONG.

It's time for you guys to meet the shiniest, sh*ttest thing i've ever bought.

Reality > Best described as a hybrid between a "sexy", shiny piece of lingerie, a bed wetting sheet and a sick joke; this top ranks in the top five worst things I've ever bought in my life. And I mean, I have made some seriously debatable purchases in my time on the planet; you'd genuinely look back at my previous fashion choices and vom.

I think that the photos I've taken here, once I've put my filter on them, actually make it look better than it actually is. Even the camera can't pick up how truly horrend this garment is. So before I pop in my stylised blog photos, here's one of it filter-free [but with a tie in the everlasting halter-neck string to avoid any flashing incidents.]


I mean, really.

What is its life? Why is it so shiny?


How does the top even sit? Like, why is the neck string so long and so adjustable? How does it even? I have to tie little knots in the everlasting halter-neck string to make it sit remotely normally. And then, it's loose on the sides. But then when I pull it so it sits flat across boob valley, the strings are that long, the top of my boobs then pop out for all the lols? And if I pull it higher up to cover the top of my boobs, the base of my boobs are exposed?!






What is Asia's deal with sizing?!

This is a size XXL top. You'd think with a description like that, it would be for an unusually large size, but no; this was classed as being a size 12-14 top, just with a size 32131231 length halter-neck string running through it.

One minute, I'm buying midi rings from Asia that in the photos can apparently can be worn on as a normal ring at the base of your finger - but which I can't even fit over my nail and which make me feel like a jumbo sized mutant - and the next, I buy a size 12-14 top [which should fit me and the twins in] but it's halter-neck is so long it becomes almost pornographic with all the gaping - and at the back of my mind, I can't forget that that shiny beast of a playsuit in an apparent size 12-14 wouldn't even fit over my arse without ripping into a million, horrific pieces! 

Conclusion > With its sh*te side zip and the long adjustable neck string [what even?] there are few words invented which sum up how magnificently crap this top is. Girls, don't get fooled on Depop; I wouldn't even want someone paying 99p for this shiny beast, let alone £15.

But if after reading this, you do still want a slice of this monstrous action [for whatever reason, I won't judge] you can do so here. Even if it's just for the comedy value. 


What are your thoughts? Have you had any epic 'Expectation vs Reality' moments with things you've bought online, or any amazing bargains off eBay?



Prepping My Body For Summer Exposure, with InstaNatural*

Although I haven't left the house much this summer and I'm always wearing stuff which covers me thoroughly from head to toe, there's always a chance that one day another human might want to see me naked and / or I might be able to afford a holiday; where I'd wear bikinis and bask in the sand and sun like a massive lizard. 


If either of those two [unlikely] scenarios were to occur however, I'd be pretty screwed as my obsession with bourbon biscuits means that I've put on about 3000 stone in ten months. My hips definitely don't lie and my love for blueberry muffins has got a little bit out of control.


You may have read on my blog a couple of months ago that I've tried InstaNatural's stuff before and thought it was pretty good. You can check out my experience with their scar gel here. I thought the product was fab and I also majorly appreciated their natural ingredients in helping benefit the appearance of my skin.

So when they offered me a chance to try out a couple more of their products, I was game as a badger. Especially as the products on offer were ones which my poor, bourbon enhanced body would benefit from - focussing on stretchmark / scar reduction and cellulite. Keep reading to see how I got on.





InstaNatural Cellulite Cream*, on offer for £23.95 at the moment

What InstaNatural say:

"Contains Retinol, Caffeine & Vitamin C - Our potent blend of Retinol, Caffeine & Vitamin C helps visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimples. It is the best firming cream for men and women looking to tighten, tone and improve the skin on their thighs, buttocks, arms and stomach.

Provides Superior Hydration - With Organic Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil and Organic Jojoba Oil, our Cellulite Cream provides maximum moisture and hydration to increase elasticity and achieve softer and smoother skin tone.

Powered by Antioxidants - Green Tea, Vitamin E and Vitamin C work together to deliver powerful anti-aging benefits for more youthful skin. These nutrients contain antioxidants that help promote healthier skin.

Large 5 oz Bottle for Best Value - Each bottle is made in the USA and contains an incredible 5 oz of Cellulite Cream so you get the most bang for your buck. Our moisturizing body firming lotion glides on easily and effectively to last a longer time for continual results.

Manufacturer Guarantee - InstaNatural backs their products with Lifetime Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our products. If you are not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund."

*copy taken from their Amazon product page

What I say:

I was a little dubious to how effective this would be at first [can anything really banish the orange peel thigh effect?] but being honest, my skin definitely does feel firmer for having used this product for the last couple of weeks. I don't have really bad cellulite like, I'd just like to firm up - and by using this, the areas which offended me the most definitely feel smoother and in better shape. Which is bloody brilliant, in my books.

I won't lie, it's not worked instant miracles - but the areas where I felt it was more pronounced have definitely started to firm up and look less obv. It smells like oranges and mixed spices [a bit like that aftershave that men wear sometimes, Old Spice ... which sounds pure mental, but is actually a very refreshing, invigorating fragrance] - and has a lovely, almost grainy consistency; which is fab to apply to the skin. I'll definitely keep up using this, cos if the results continue like they started, my skin will soon be [hopefully] firm as hell.





InstaNatural Stretch Mark and Scar Cream*, on offer for £23.95 at the moment

What InstaNatural say:

"DIMINISHES APPEARANCE OF EXISTING STRETCH MARKS & SCARS - Reduce current "tiger strips" and scars with our powerful cream that will heal the skin to fade away those reddish-blue stripes on the body. Helps restore skin tone and texture for a more even appearance.

PREVENT NEW ONES FROM FORMING - Not only can you fade away current blemishes with this powerful cream, but also you can prevent new ones from forming. This prevention cream strengthens and protects against future marks, and makes it harder for the skin to stretch beyond its limit.

POWERFUL & NOURISHING HYDRATION - Our body cream moisturizer is full of natural and organic ingredients - such as Vitamin C, Cocoa Butter, Rosehip Oil, & Mango Butter - that provide unsurpassed hydration and moisture to nourish your skin. Use all over the body, even hands and feet, to get softer, suppler skin.

FOR MEN & WOMEN - Stretch marks are a common occurrence on both men and women. For women, more than half will accumulate them during pregnancy, most likely on their tummies and stomachs. Our topical cream is perfect to use whether it is during pregnancy or after birth. For men, apply it on common trouble spots, such as the abdomen, chest, arms and shoulders.

MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE - InstaNatural backs their products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product."

*copy taken from their Amazon product page

What I say: 

This stuff is really good, yeno. My stretched out skin feels softer, smoother and more hydrated - plus the odd little stretchmarks I have here and there are legit SO much less visible. I've applied this over scars too - and I feel like it's really improved the appearance of so many areas of my body that I'd previously just look at and shudder.

It smells really lovely and applies really nicely; it pretty much melts into the skin, meaning that you only need to apply a small blob of this for it to go a long way. Its fragrance will also remind me of Summer 2015 forever - you know, how you associate certain smells with certain memories? That. Lovely and fresh. 


Conclusion 


I've really enjoyed trying these two products out; they smell fab, are packed full of natural goodness and my skin is definitely feeling firmer and more alive than it's done in a long time. I will continue using these products as part of my daily routine for a long time to come.

The best thing which has come out of these two products however, is something that they don't state on the packet. 

I believe that I have seen an improvement to my skin's appearance in a fairly short span of time using these bad boys. And for that, I'm really grateful. But the main thing I've taken from this experience, is how much more body confident I feel as an end result of trying these out.

I've been rubbing these creams into my 'problem areas' and scars everyday, twice a day - which has in turn made me face my fears and actually look at my body and the areas I've felt unhappy with. At first, I was pretty horrified with what I saw, I've never been that confident with my body - but after the first week or so, I started to realise 'maybe I'm not so grim after all.' Looking at my 'problem areas' and scars has made me accept them more - and it's made me feel a lot more confident in getting myself into a bikini and into the eyes of the general public this summer.

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Have you tried any of InstaNatural's products? What are your best tips for body confidence?



*This post contains items I was sent to review by InstaNatural. However, all thoughts are my own - I'd never lie or mislead you guys, as it ain't big and it ain't clever!