Skincare Saviours: Rating Creamy Cleansers

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Skincare Savours - Naturally Radiant Vs Liz Earle
If you’ve read a few of my blog posts you will know I absolutely love a creamy hot cloth cleanser around the colder months. Not only does it is make my routine more luxurious but it keeps from parts of face getting dry and evens my complexion out. Recently I was looking for a cheap alternative to my trusty Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and found the Superdrug Natural Radiant brightening Hot Cloth cleansers which was virtually a quarter of the price as it was on sale. 

Recently it was my birthday and I got gifted my fave Liz and Earle Cleanse and Polish so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to review them both.

Naturally Radiant brightening Hot cloth cleanser 
Consistency: creamy 10/10
Scent: I would describe it as powder fresh 
Makeup Removal - 7/10 - would need a double cleanser for waterproof mascara. 
Does the exact same trick as the Liz Earle cleanse and polish. It lightly exfoliates and leaves a beautiful glow on the skin. The only thing I would say about this cleanser is that it leaves your skin feeling abit tight. 

Liz Earle cleanse and polish 
Consistency: 10/10 creamy af 
Scent: Herbal/Spa 
Make up removal: 8/10 again, double cleanse recommended. 
One of my fave cleansers, cannot fault the product, I enjoy it being in my morning and evening routine everyday. I would recommend this product to anyone. 

Cosy Gift Guide

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Looking for some Christmas present Inspiration, think no more... I have plugged together a list of a few things that are on my Christmas list this year and a gift guide that's very on brand...

DIY Suggestions 
If you don't want to break the bank but want a cute gift for a friend/family member, why not try and make a DIY set and get creative. Here are couple of ideas below. 

Hot Choc Set in a nice mug! (Add Hot Choc bombs, marshmallows and fluffy socks) 
DIY cake in a jar (You can buy these) but DIY, add all the dry ingredients to their fave bake, into a cute recycled jar and pop a nice tag to explain the rest! 
Cosy Night in Box - Add Fluffy Socks, Mug and Hot Choc B&M, Bubble bath, Candle (TkMaxx) and a good book/game/TV suggestions. Maybe for someone who loves a good cosy night in. Especially as January is just around the corner...

Perfect Cosy Gifts

5 steps to make your mornings better!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

A morning routine should be unique to you. It took me ages to find a routine that worked for me and set me up for the day. Like anything I feel like it works because I just listen to my body and do what feels right. These are a few things I’ve implemented which have made my mornings, just that little bit better. 

Movement (be it yoga, a run or pilates video) 

I finish and get home from work very late so the only time I can fit working out is really only in the morning. Depending on how I’m feeling I will usually try and do a run/cycle or some sort of pilates video for the first 30 mins. This is because I find exercise as way to optimise my mood and usually get rid of any tension. If I’m stressed or anxious, running is my go to, to get rid of the adrenaline. If I have high energy, I might cycle and if I’m feeling low energy I can do a pilates workout of YouTube. I usually just listen to my body when I wake up and do what feels best. 

A Hot Shower 

I don’t know what is it about hot showers but they make me feel so good and relaxed. If I’ve just ran, probably a no go but usually a warm shower just makes me feel refreshed and clean. I never used to be a shower in the morning, kind of girl but now I’m a convert. 

Get ready in my dressing gown and light a candle 

2 simple things but I feel like it makes my routine a lot more glamorous. Genuinely makes me feel all luxurious when I’m doing my skincare and makeup. 

Products that make this routine

New Creamy Cleanser. I don’t know why a creamy cleanser makes a routine feel so luxurious and calming but I very much enjoy it. 

Vanilla Pumpkin Bodywash - BodyShop. This shower gel smells incredible and stays on your skin. It foams into a loofa and feels so good on your body. I always think it’s super special when I use it. 


Breakdown of the Daily Makeup for Work:

Concealer - Lasting Perfection

NARS Sheer Glow

Powder fit me by Maybelline, 

eyebrow powder Benefit + Brow line brush - Zoeva

Better than sex mascara. 

(makeup reel on my Instagram) 

Hot Coffee + good podcast/playlist on my way 

Usually towards the end of the week a coffee is needed as soon as I get out the door. To my fellow coffee drinkers, you know how good the first sip is… 

I also love the use my commute to write blog posts and create reels for Instagram (@cozycapsule_) or listen a good podcast/playlist to get me in the mood. 

15 Things to do this December

Thursday, December 2, 2021

December is my fave month of the year and it literally makes me so happy to finally be amongst all the Christmas cheer and happy faces as we come to end of another crazy year. Not only is December filled with lots of festive activities but my birthday is at the start which was makes it all so much better. Here are 15 things to do to make the most out of this glorious month.... 

Go visit your local city (mine is London) and look at all the Christmas lights

Watch all your favourite Christmas movies with yummy hot chocs. 

Enjoy having a delicious chocolate every day to feed your inner child. 

Get drunk and have a good laugh with your colleagues at your Christmas work parties.

Go to Winter Wonderland and visit all the Christmas markets

Enjoy family fun when putting up your Christmas Tree

Wrap up warm and go and visit some fun, festive light shows. 

Enjoy gallons of mulled wine, pigs in blankets, mince pies and hot chestnuts. 

Attempt to make yummy Christmas cookies for loved ones and Santa, of course!

Stick on the festive tunes and drive round looking at all the wonderfully bright festive houses. 

Wrap up all your presents for loved ones whilst watching a Christmas movie

Visit a Drive Thru Cinema and enjoy some festive snacks along with it

Eat loads of cosy roast dinners and embrace your food baby. 

Cozy up in your reading nook and get in a magical Christmas novel. 

Enjoy all the festive menus at your local Cafes.