Sunday, 26 April 2015

Here's To The Girls

Hiya everyone!
So I was going through some files trying to locate something, when I stumbled upon a quote picture I'd obviously seen and liked and saved from either Tumblr or Google or Twitter. I'm not entirely sure!
Credit to whoever made this... :)

I can remember why I must have saved it. Because I can relate to it so much!

We're all different and we all have different likes and different things that make us amazing. It's true, life WOULD be boring if we were all the same. We should definitely celebrate the quirkiness of ourselves more often.

I often felt/still feel now to a certain degree that I stuck out at school just because I didn't really wear makeup much because I tend to get eyeaches and that means if I was wearing makeup I'd probably smudge it. So I didn't. I suppose in some aspects I looked "plain" compared to some of the other girls in my year, who'd dye their hair all kinds of colours and experiment with the boldest makeup and fake tan.
I guess it was just natural that I would look different. I'm as pale as you can get and I have really big frizzy/wavy/curly whatever you want to call it hair. And didn't wear makeup too much and if I did, it wasn't a lot.
I did feel different and still do now to be honest, but the thing is, if YOU feel comfortable in yourself then that is the main thing. Fuck what everybody else is doing. This is you.

Obviously sometimes, these girls who are like the ones in the picture, don't get enough credit for how amazing they are, because they are overlooked. But honestly, if you are making yourself happy and feel confident about it then all is good!

Trying to deliberately change yourself for a certain person or group at school or whatever, just won't work in the long term. You won't believe it yourself, and there is no point lying to yourself. It's best just to accept that sometimes we are different and unfortunately school is a big example of that. School is just generally a place where there are loads and loads of people who are often trying to fit in and therefore there will be times in your life where you may feel as though you are the odd one out or that you don't share the same interests with the people around you on your table in maths or your assigned work partner in biology. It's okay!

As long as you are confident in yourself and show no sign of caring about what others think of you. It's all good.

Remember that secondary school is a confusing time, things will be regretted and often, the funniest bit is when a trend which you didn't go along with at the time is brought up again and the people who went along with it are cringing, you can sit there knowing you missed a potentially cringe fest!

Basically, what this post is saying, for me is, is to accept yourself and accept who you are.

I'd also like to add in Bruce Jenner's quote from the documentary which was:
"Everyone deserves to be loved for who they are"

Thank you so much for reading this blog post!
I hope you are having a good day and enjoyed this little blog post!

Love & Hugs

Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 20 April 2015

Rimmel London Kate Moss 33 Lipstick Review

Hiyaa everyone!

Today's blog post is a review on the Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in 33.
I bought this lipstick a few months ago whilst on a little day out in Middlesbrough and was eager to try it out.

I'm a big fan of Rimmel's lip products and this lipstick is definitely worth my love!

The lipsticks have a very pretty packaging and are part of Kate Moss' range of lipsticks for Rimmel. There is a very large range of these, which you can find on the official Rimmel website and also Boots' website.

The lipstick is what I'd call a bubblegum pink kind of shade, which I'm sure would look gorgeous with a tan! It's the perfect girly shade which you can add to your collection!

I try not to use too much of it at once, as I feel like against my particular skin tone, it can come across as too much of a barbie, bubblegum pink when I would have preferred a light pink, but I am still a huge fan of the lipstick itself, it is creamy and feels very smooth on the lips.

To conclude, I would say that although this isn't my favourite lipstick I own, it's amazing quality and definitely a great lipstick from Kate's Rimmel range. If you haven't checked out any of Rimmel's lip products yet, then you should really have a little venture round with them, they have so many different types and finishes, so you'll be bound to find a new favourite shade that suits you perfectly!

Do you own this lipstick or any other of Rimmel's Kate lipsticks?
I'd love to hear feedback on your opinion of it!

As always, thank you for reading!

Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 10 April 2015

Soap & Glory Scrub Of Your Life Review!

Hiya everybody!

Welcome back to EclairsCares! Today's blog is about one of the Soap and Glory products which was part of the gift set "Soap and Glory Soap For The Best" which was released at Christmas time! I'm talking about Soap and Glory's Scrub of Your Life! I was super excited to try this scrub, because I guessed it would be in the particular scent I love from Soap and Glory, which is the "Original Pink" scent and I'd not tried any of their scrubs before!

Luckily, it did not disappoint!
It is a very light scrub which makes you feel very smooth after use and as I mentioned, the heavenly smell of the "original pink" scent which I absolutely adore! It's a mixture of a gel like substance with pink beads and somewhat clear grains.

It's very easy to pump out of the container and lathers up very easily for a quicker use.
Some scrubs don't really produce much of a lather, so it's great that Scrub of Your Life actually does!
It's not as heavy a scrub as I'm sure some would like, but it still does do a great job as an exfoliator and makes your skin smell absolutely gorgeous after use!
For added luxury, team it with the Righteous butter, which also does a fab job of smoothing and moisturising the skin!

I have seen negative comments about the microbeads, which I hadn't actually noticed when I first bought the product, about them polluting the ocean. That did make me feel a little guilty about using it. But none the less, it does a fantastic job.

The full size scrub costs £7 from the soap and glory website for 200ml 
You can also purchase it in Boots stores!

Have you used this amazing scrub yet?! Let me know in the comments what your opinion of it is!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post!

Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 3 April 2015

Clean&Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash Review

Hiya everybody! Welcome back to EclairsCares!

Today I thought I'd review my current facial wash which is the Clean&Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash! I've been using this since about May last year (admittedly on and off throughout the late of 2014) but I have to say how much I love it!

The main claims it mentions are:
* Softer skin from Day 1
* Gentle micro-beads that clean skin and unblock pores
* Smooth and Clear Skin

Upon using the face wash, I DEFINITELY had softer skin from Day 1, it is incredible how even after 1 wash it makes your skin feel so soft and gorgeous.
The substance itself is basically like a bit of soap and you can feel and see the microbeads in it, applying it to a wet face and lathering is quite refreshing.
I think it did unblock some of my pores, as I have noticed less spots since using it, but I do still get spots.
As I said, I've used it for months, a little less during the late stages of 2014 and early 2015, but I've gotten back into the routine of using it everyday and am loving it!

I love the packaging as well as it's a lovely shade of blue and it's easy to get enough product out!
It smells really nice and fresh as well, which is always good because who wants to be using a face wash that they can't stand the smell of? Not me!

To conclude, I can definitely say although my face did not remain clear in some occasions, I do think that it does do great things for my skin, definitely making it softer.
It is definitely good for keeping skin clear although I have had spots even after using this on a daily basis.
Saying that, I love the product and think it's a great credible face wash!

And as they are the UK's #1 Clear Skin brand, it's pretty clear they do an excellent job!

Thank you so much for reading this post and please leave any comments of any other posts you'd like to see me do and I will see what I can do!

Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx