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16.9.13

My Favourite Time of Year

(All images via 'autumnchestnuts.tumblr.com')
Oh Autumn/Winter. I can almost smell the cinnamon and pumpkins in the air. The temperature has dropped, the days are getting shorter, wooly jumpers and Uggs are out and ready to keep me warm on the commute to college. It's my favorite time of year. Sure it may be cold and wet and a little windy but so is the irish summer. Only, when it's summer it's not exactly acceptable to run around in your winter finest. I love snuggling up in front of the fire reading a book and scrolling through tumblr. Watching multiple episodes of 'The OC' and wishing Chrismukkah would sweep the nation as well as the Cohens living room.  Drinking multiple cups of hot chocolate and taking a sneaky trip to Costa to indulge in their seasonal lattes. Halloween, birthdays, Christmas. Excitement building up. Snow falling and being stranded in the house. Heating up full blast. Counting down the minutes till the 'Late Late Toy Show' is on. Shopping in Dublin. Scarring Trick 'r' Treaters. Watching 'Hocus Pocus' whilst digging into a bowl of sweets. Christmas music. Sweater weather. Leaves falling off the trees. Winter storms. Berry shades on my lips and nails. Season premieres. Open fires. Running frantically from the car in the rain. Baking. Baking and more baking. Candles burning. I just can't get enough. It's the best time of year and these are just some of the things I love about it. Summer is just so boring in comparison. This isn't exactly a 'tag' but I tag all of you reading this to write a post about your 'favourite time of year' and everything you love about it. Leave the link below in the comments or tweet me @JesskaDenise .
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7.9.13

Ali Mac Skincare - Hydrating Face Mist.


(Hydrating Face Mist €24.95* available here.)
As a beauty blogger I get quite a few emails asking me if I would like to try out some products to review for my blog. I'm always incredibly conscious of accepting products that fit in with my blog and that I know I will actually use and like. When I was contacted about trying something from 'Ali Mac Skincare' I jumped at the chance. I had heard of 'Ali Mac Skincare' before and was really interested in what they were about. As you know, I don't use a lot of skincare products on my face as I feel less is more and if you can't pronounce the ingredients, you probably shouldn't be putting it on your face. It could cause you more harm than good in the long run. What's different about 'Ali Mac' is the ingredients are all natural and cruelty free. I'm not a skincare expert or anything but I know what works for my skin and I'm really enjoying using this. At first I was a little hesitant as it contains 'lavender' and that usually covers me in hives as well as the smell making me feel ridiculously sick but I was fine. No hives and I can't even smell that much of the lavender. Oils can smell different from person to person so what scents I take from this may be different to the next person. The chamomile however, smells incredible. I can only assume that its the chamomile which has helped improve the overall appearance of my acne scars. For the entire month I've been using this spot redness has reduced and my skin looks and feels a thousand times better. Definitely a hell of a lot softer. As soon as you spray it onto your face it instantly soaks in which is perfect for spraying it randomly throughout the day. It doesn't leave a sticky residue on your face and only for the slightly lingering scent, I'd nearly forget I had sprayed it at all. I'm incredibly impressed with this face mist and you're really getting your money's worth as it works wonderfully. If I'm completely honest, I'm obsessed with this face mist and can't stop spraying it. Thankfully a little goes a long way and I can't see myself running out anytime soon.
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(*This product was sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.)
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