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Soap And Glory PORE REFINING MASK – review

When I saw these on Soap and Glory’s Instagram I could not resist so I was straight to boots and picked up the Pore Refining Sheet mask. Recently sheet masks are blowing up and every brand is bring out one or five different types.

I have oily skin, with blemishes and very dull skin so I am always looking for a mask that doesn’t leave my face oily!

I have to admit when I first opened the mask I was highly disappointed, it was soaking wet. I found it difficult to separate as it kept sticking and slipping out my hands, after separating the mask I popped it on my face to find it did not fit my face at all. It just didn’t fit the sides of my nose and my cheeks.

HOWEVER….

Despite the disaster so far, I wore the mask for 15 minutes like the instructions tell you. At first it tingles a little when you first apply the sheet to your face like a toner does sometimes, not uncomfortable more refreshing!  The mask has a fresh and fruity scent to it but not over powering, nor irritating to the skin!

After taking the mask off I dapped my face with a cotton pad just to get the excess product off my face.

My face 1 hour later is still soft, moisturised and my pores have reduced in size RESULT!

Would I buy this again?

YES. Really loved the result of this product, certainly the best sheet mask I have tried would recommend it over some of the other well known brands in Boots. Let me know your favourite sheet masks and thank you for reading!

Melissa

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Day Seven – Florida Diaries

Day 7 was a little bit of a chill day we had nothing planed apart from a football game later on in the evening. So we decided to pop to blizzard beach and play crazy golf, there are two crazy golfs winter and summer and we played both.

However one hole in and a huge storm started and we had to stop playing, an hour later we were off and started playing. If you are looking for an afternoon to kill then I highly recommend crazy golf as it is so much fun.

We preferred the winter course to the summer but both were very fun!

After an afternoon of golf we headed back to the hotel and had some lunch before it was time to get ready for the football, which was in Downtown Orlando. It cost us $27 to get to Downtown Orlando for the game which is pretty steep, but were then told Uber put prices up when they know theres events on.

Its about a 20 minute drive from Disney to Downtown, we got into down town orlando and our Uber driver was taking short cuts through estates a little sceptical of course. Next minute our Uber driver informs us that we are in Paramore an estate in Florida with a very high crime rate GREAT! After being flagged down asked if we wanted to park on these peoples drives we finally got to the stadium!

The football was fantastic, nothing like a British match! Fans are brilliant and really get into the game, I am talking flares, songs and drums (apparently totally normal to stand on a platform banging a drum in America)! We both couldn't resist buying Orlando City shirts of course, they were on sale so even better!

We then left the stadium and walked with the crowd into Downtown Orlando as we had no idea where to go. After trying to find WIFI by standing outside numerous bars and restaurants we finally ordered an Uber back to our hotel!

We decided to grab some food from the hotel restaurant and took it back to our room, then we went to bed!

Thank you for reading!

Melissa.

 

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Room Tour

Hello, hope you’re all having a good week so far. I have been so busy lately working and just living I have not had time to sit down and write a blog post. I hit 100 followers the other day and to me that’s major, so I just want to quickly say thank you so much if you do follow me, if not why not start today.

My mum has recently moved house and although I stay mainly in my boyfriends I still have my own room, which meant new room new stuff am I right? Now my room is not completely finished mainly because I am not here enough to do a lot so its a work in process. Any ideas you guys have then please let me know, especially websites or places to get bits and bobs from, ok so I will just get started…

As you walk into my room the very first thing you see is my wardrobe and mirror. In the two bottom draws I have all my underwear then in the main compartment I have all my clothes that need hanging up i.e. dresses, trousers, jumpsuits and some formal tops..  My mirror is meant to have a stand attached but it takes up way too much room so for now it is just resting against the wall, its from Argos, pretty sure the wardrobes are Ikea! Next to my wardrobe I have my dressing table that never looks this neat (please say I am not the only one).  I always keep my laptop on my dressing table along with my lamp and mirror. My lamp is from Asda living and is so handy as it is right next to my bed so its very easy to turn on. I have just finished the book in the picture ‘Wilde Like Me’ it is amazing and I totally recommend it.       On the top I keep my make up brushes in glass candle holders which I picked up from The Range for around £2.50 each! Then next to that I have my acrylic plastic draws from amazon. These hold my favourite lip sticks on the top mainly all nudes with the odd plum, then my setting spray, kabuki brush by Eco Tools, micellar water and essentials like scissors, tweezers and plasters. In the top draw there is all my jewellery, then in the second I have all my favourite lip glosses and then in the bottom I have my mascaras, liners and lash glue.  Underneath my dressing table I have a set of four draws, I have wanted something like this for ages and finally found these in Argos. I use them to store my skin care, make up palettes and things like pads and tampons, as there is not a lot of room for storage in my room so these are so handy! This is the part I don’t like the most so all advice accepted, on my wall I have a collage of Polaroid pictures which I printed using LALALAB (totally recommend), really want a picture to put on the wall before the window.. then I have my window ceil which you would of seen in above pictures too I have a number of photo frames with some of my favourites pictures in! Then theres my bed I really want to get some pretty pink or white bedding as I think the grey doesn’t go as much. The pink cushion is from Debenhams and the throw is from Primark.

If you want to order some Polaroid pictures then download the app LALALAB and use the code ‘PG4UMJDU’ and get £5 off you can use it as many times as you want!!  

Then there is my chest of draws which I am trying my best to keep as clutter free as possible! On here I just have my rose gold tray from Primark and in here I just keep all my The Body Shop skincare and my Chanel Perfume. Then I have a birch box which 1. looks nice and 2. is full of Yankee candle Tea Lights which I am yet to burn, just next to that I have ‘Festive Cocktail’ Yankee Candle burning I love this scent even though its Christmas opps. From Wilkinsons I have a Rose gold pen holder which holds two body mists my hair brush and my cotton pads. Lastly I just have a jar with all my change in just so its quick and easy if I ever need to grab change.  

There we go that is my room tour, wanted to keep it quite simple other wise I would be writing all day. If you want to see anything in depth then let me know in the comments i.e. make up collection or wardrobe tour.

Thank you so much for reading and following my blog, I have recently started an Instagram to coincide with my blog so I can advertise my posts so go ahead and follow @lethallashesx and my personal is @melissaljonesx.

Melissa

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July Monthly Favourites 

That's right I actually have some favourites this month! Happy Thursday hope you've all had a great July, other than suffering with the Florida blues I certainly have! 

This month I have to admit I have bought a lot of new things from clothes, food to make up so this post may be a little varied but I'll get started. 

Firstly I will start off with make up and Beauty favourites! 

Eco Tools- over the past few months I have been trying out numerous Eco Tools brushes and I have to admit they are some of the best brushes I have ever tried. They are also very affordable too! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade- I am so late jumping on the bus with this product I know. However I cannot fault it, it is making my brows look 10x better than usual and really helping to get a definite shape! 

The Body Shop Body Butter (vineyard peach)- I have been using this product before I apply my fake tan this month and I have honestly noticed a huge difference. My tan is going on my evenly and also lasting a lot long that it would without me using it! 

Primark Pore Strips- that's right primark! These strips are absolutely amazing they are only £1 and definitely the best ones I have ever tried they are definitely worth trying out! 

Pop bands- I had this recently in my Love Me Beauty box and I absolutely love it! It is a hair tie that doesn't leave a kink in your hair! Which works wonders for me as I have to sleep with my hair up. I totally recommend them! 

Dove Deodorant- This is a weird one (I think), I have always been a sure girl. However this one was on offer so I grabbed it quick on my way to work one day and keep it in work for a refresh through the day. I can honestly say it is the freshest smelling deodorant I have ever used! 

A bit of an odd beauty favourite I know, but I have been using these cotton pads from primark for about 3 months now and have got to say they are Fab!!! They're only 80p and they're the large ones so you can get more make up off with one!

For me nail varnish is a rare favourite just because I usually wear acrylics but totally amazed by Primark's Nail Varnish's. I work in retail so I am always using my hands the polish lasted a good 3 days without chipping!

Now it's time for my random favourites and there is quite a few this month! 

Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland- A YouTuber I have grow up watching! Recently Louise brought out a book and I am usually not one for YouTubers books but this one I just had to read! So glad I did too, it's on offer £5 in Tesco for the hard back and I read it in just under a week. Such a fantastic read and I am dying for the second one to come out! 

Storage draws- I have a tiny room so best keep dreaming about fitting Alex draws in them to store my make up in. So opted for something to go under my dressing table out of the way but still look tidy to keep all my bits in! These have been a godsend they fit my make up pallets in all my skin care too! They are from Argos £19.99. 

That's all for my monthly favourites this month let me know what you've been loving this month!

Check out my Instagram to see what I've been buying – @melissaljonesx

Melissa.

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Huge Haul! 

Hello! Sneaky mid week post as I have been shopping all day today I thought I would share what I bought! 

First thing I picked up was from the make up section in primark, both sale too! 1 set of 5 brushes which were £7 that were down to £3 which is a steal for brushes! And secondly was a powder brush from their Troll collection which was only £1. 


Can you really go into Primark without buying PJs? (Left) some pink heart PJ bottoms which were only £3! Second are a set of Bambi short and vest set which was £6, I love these sets from Primark! Lastly was a Bardot black top which was £4 and looks lovely on in any season! 


Next place I visited was Jack Wills. (From left) I love these style bras so had to pick this one up for £8.95 as I already have the matching pant!! The other one was just too pretty to leave a bit dearer at £12.95. I also picked up some trainer socks up too for £9.07 as my socks seem to disappear in the wash!😂


Zara are in sale at the moment and if you love hunting through a heap of clothes then you’ll be in your element but for me I just haven’t got the patience to hunt for a top or two. So only found this one tshirt, which was full price at £12.99. 

Recently my mum has moved house so I’m forever finding bits and bobs for my new room! This cushion was £8 in Debenhams and I thought it was so cute!


I haven’t been into Lush in ages! So I picked up a bath bomb and also one of their bath oils, as I’ve heard great things about the oils! 


Back to the home wear I bought this set of 4 draws that fits perfectly under my dressing table for £19.99 from Argos! 

Well that all I bought today! I will be uploading a room tour post on Sunday! And possibly a make up haul next week so click follow to stay updated! 

Thanks for reading 

Melissa 

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Big Clothing Haul!!

Hello! I have come to the end of my time off from work from my birthday week off :(. Todays post is going to be a clothing haul as I have just been shopping to find some bits for my holidays, and to have a mooch around! I was going to do a “What I got for my birthday” but I had mostly money so I will leave that for this year I think, anyway I will get started.

Starting off with Zara, with me I find it hard to shop in store at zara. It is always messy which drives my OCD mad and nothing looks like it goes together. However I did manage to find a lovely pair of shorts which are high waisted with a tie waist, love the tie waist trend as bottoms are usually too big on me or hard to get over my bum so I get away with a bigger size and tying the wait tight!18581792_1356561444423443_6180109228209767922_n

Jack Wills was next, usually I never buy anything from here as I feel like it’s a tad pricey but they did however have a sale section. I managed to find to lovely t-shirts the first being the white one (£14) which is a slouchy over sized T, and the pink( £19) just being a normal t-shirt.18557234_1356561454423442_6072400593232236006_n

Next was Primark, it always amazes me how you fill a basket and it comes to less than say £30 MINDBLOWN.

I decided to pick up two pairs of there cotton shorts as I live in these on holiday they are just so comfy and easy to where anywhere, they are also great for bed too!

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I have a habit of not being able to walk out of Primark without Pjs, and my dad goes absolutely mental as I drift towards the pj section. However I could not leave these there, I have seen the Marie ones all over Instagram but they didn’t have them, so picked up these for my trip to Florida in two weeks!18557287_1356561487756772_6957208216303490837_n

Flip Flops, every summer I buy these they are stupidly priced at 90p and I take them on holiday and just leave them there, chose pink this year!!

Now for the random bits and bobs they put along the queues at the tills, yano them things you totally need. Mini empty containers, I wanted something to put suncream in for when we are at the disney parks save carrying a huge bottle of suncream with us, so these will come in handy! Next was a hair towel, I dry my hair far too often and I want to start looking after it a big more, so I am currently looking at hair masks (Let me know if you have faves) so got this so I keep my hair out the way while masking!18581692_1356561511090103_2649804178127122713_n

Lush!! I have been seeing everyone on instagram trying out this new “think pink” bath bomb and just had to give it a go. Haven’t used it yet but heard great reviews. Keep an eye on my Instagram for updates!18622574_1356561551090099_5029228829383460590_n.jpg

Last but not least was Pandora, I know pandora is a love or hate thing but I love it so, had a gift card off my dad and decided to get a new ring and I am so obsessed with it. I don’t think it looks like your typical pandora ring either.18619947_1356561554423432_2793318624387475954_n

Anyway thats it for my haul I really hope you enjoyed it.

Melissa

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Boutique of Molly UK Manhattan Bag Review

Hello again. Todays post is all about Boutique of Molly which I discovered on Instagram! I am not one for boutiques normally as I am always sceptical of quality and usually stick to the usual Asos or Topshop etc. However its important to support smaller businesses and my friends always order from there so thought why the hell not!

They sell everything a normal online store do such as bags, dresses, playsuits and tops. I am a bag addict so decided to start with a bag and see how I go! The lovely people at boutique of molly have give me a 20% off code for you lovely readers which is MELISSAJONES20 (this is off everything so knock your selves out girls and boys).

When your products arrive they come in the cutest pink packaging, who doesn’t love a pink parcel right?

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Lets get started then the bag its self is a very good dupe of the Louie Vuitton “never full” handbag, justifying £920 for a bag is a no no for me so I think £25 for this B.O.M is a bargain!!

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When it arrived I was amazed at how much space the inside has usually with big bags theres just the one compartment and you turn into Mary Poppins and everything sinks to the bottom. Although in this bag there is 4 pocket compartments as well as the actual inside of the bag, them being two zips and 3 pockets. Zip pockets for me are an absolute seller for me as you can hide all the stuff that you don’t want the world to see!

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I love the fact its got a zip then a pocket then another zip on one of the sides as it means you are not cramming all your lady products into one side of the bag! I have used the big pocket to keep my reading glasses, sun glasses, hair ties, my inhaler and a hand cream in as usually they get lost in my bag and I cannot find them!  Then the two zip compartments have all things period in and the other had tablets in (as I am a walking pharmacy).

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Another great factor of the bag is that its got a zip you don’t find many tote bags with zips!! My boyfriend goes spare as I will walk around busy cities and airports with my bag wide open for the world to have a mooch, so was impressed to see a zip!

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The best thing about tote bags is how comfortable they are to carry this bag is so comfy on the shoulder. I seem to find with totes they are heavy but the weight is well distributed!

If you are interested in this bag in particular then its £25 but if you use my code MELISSAJONES20 then its only £20!

You can visit the Boutique of Molly site HERE they ship to

  • ​​AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
  • USA
  • CANADA & CHINA
  • SOUTH AFRICA DELIVERY
  • UK & EUROPE!

I had my bag delivered on express delivery and it got to me super quick I ordered it on the Friday (weekend + monday was a bank holiday) and received it Wednesday.

Clarifications- I paid for this bag myself.

Hope you enjoyed this review visit my Instagram to see more of my current favourites!   

Melissa ​