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New Facial Regime - La Roche-Posay

Hey everyone! Hope you are well. Today I'm going to be doing a review of my new skincare routine. I have been having problems with my skin for quite a while now, I've had a lot of breakouts in the chin and temple areas and dryness across the cheeks so it has been really difficult to find products that can cope with both extremes. I also have very sensitive and very pale skin which means that any redness or irritation shows up like a neon sign! I have recently noticed that some of the brands that I have previously loved are no longer tolerated so it's been a mission to find something that works, but finally I have found something that is ticking my many boxes! The brand is La Roche-Posay and the line that I am using is Effaclar. It is listed for oily/sensitive skin and so it seemed perfect for me. The first product I tried was the purifying foaming gel. I love it! You only need to use an amount the size of a 5p and it foams enough to clean the face and neck, at £11 for a 2…
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Maz's Marvellous Macaroni

Hey everyone, hope you are all well! Today I'm gonna share with you one of my favourite recipes. Food is a really big part of my life (my curves are a testament to that...), and part of the reason for that is my wonderful mum, Maz. She's a fantastic cook and one of those people that would never let you sit hungry in her home. She cooks some wonderful things and I'm always begging her for recipes! Wifey and Phebes, my daughter, absolutely adore going to her house for dinner so its always a hit if I manage to pull off a half decent replica at home. This is a real family favourite!
So lets get down to business!

Ingredients (serves 4)

225g Dried Macaroni
600ml Semi Skimmed Milk
250g Mature Cheddar
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Plain Flour
1/2 Tsp Garlic Granules or 1 Clove Garlic Crushed
2 Tsp Mild Mustard
3 Rashers of Smoked Bacon
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp Worcester Sauce
Salt and Pepper To Taste

Set the oven to 180 C and set aside a medium sized oven dish. In a non stick medium saucepan, melt the …

The Quest For Clear Skin

I think everyone takes a look at their face every so often and thinks f**k, I look like utter crap today. Well that's been happening to me a lot lately and I'm not gonna lie, it's been rough. My skin has been throwing a major bitch fit and I clearly need to make some big changes to put it right. I very much believe in honesty so I've shown you exactly what I'm starting with so that you can follow my progress and see any changes. This is my big round naked face with all of its flaws. You will see that I am suffering bad breakouts right now and that I have a lot of red pigmentation. I have an oily/dry combination skin but it's also very sensitive. I get ridiculously freckly in the summer which just adds to the uneven look and at 29 I have quite distinct fine lines appearing on my forehead, eyes and mouth. To complete the 'walking dead' look I am extremely pale/sallow skinned and have awful dark circles! Lucky me! Now lets be honest, not all of these thin…

Sweet Dreams... Maybe?

On my list of things in my life to improve upon, I added sleeping well and waking up refreshed. Now I'm left thinking how the hell am I going to achieve it!? I think most people wish they had more time to sleep and that they could wake up raring to go, but what things can you do to make that goal a reality? Here's what I have so far... I know I spend far too much time on tech before I go to sleep. It's a fact that using tech in your chill time affects the quality of your sleep, but what do you do to fill that void? Its hard when you share a bed. I can't just put on relaxing music if my other half doesn't want to listen to it and I can't wear headphones because I fall asleep too quickly and will end up strangling myself! Reading kinda feels ignorant, but then I guess playing Xbox is too... Should I resort to herbal supplements and see if they work? Has anyone tried them? I'm on other medication, I don't know if an extra pill is that great an idea. Exerc…

Health and Fatness

I'm a fat girl, there's no denying it. I'm a UK size 22/24 and at just a spit over 5 feet tall that puts me well over what is considered a healthy weight. We are constantly told that being big is not good for us and that we are at serious risk of health issues, but is it possible to be fat and healthy? Currently I am anything but healthy. I eat utter crap, I drink fizzy juice all the time, I exercise very little (partly laziness, partly pain) and I don't sleep well. I feel blah all the time, my skin is awful and I have no energy or drive. I see the need to change and with my 30th birthday fast approaching, I am very aware that now is the time to break bad habits. However, I have been a big girl practically my whole life and that's part of who I am. I feel like I would lose part of my identity if I went on a crusade to lose 100lbs. Is that crazy? So here's my challenge, can I still keep my curves but still get to a place where I am much healthier? I believe its…