Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Roaccutane diary 7 weeks in

Roaccutane Diary 7 weeks into treatment.
Dry lips-tick 
Dry skin-tick 
Dry scalp-tick 
Dry nose-tick 
Dryness is defiantly a big side effect for me however i don't find it too bad, although I've got to be careful not to scratch skin off and i need to remember to moisturise regularly, i dont find it that much of a hard ship. At first the dry flaky scalp grossed me out a bit but now its calmed down and i just apply coconut oil before i wash my hair. Im not used to having flaky and dry skin but it can be easily controlled.
My skin however is the best its ever been (touch wood) and i have never felt better, if i do get a spot it goes within a day or two which is amazing and my skin for the first time is smooth to touch. With make up on i look clear !!! So far i can really only find good things to say but this drug however its still not to be taking lightly so if you are considering it you must thoroughly research it. Ive had to stop taking the tablets for about 5 days as I've had a upset tummy while on holiday but the drug stays in your system for 4 weeks so no progress is lost. At my next appointment my dermatologist wants to increase my does to 40mg so i will keep you updated.
Love Parma Violets 

Healthy snack

My new healthy snack/drink 
I recently purchased a juicer/blender and i have loved making smoothies for breakfast. 
One of my favourites is frozen berries(blackberries, raspberries or blueberries) with a banana, apple and some apple juice, it is so tasty and really wakes you up. 

Another one i like to make is spinach, celery, apple, cucumber and coconut milk this again makes me feel very healthy and awake. 
Do you have any favourite smoothie or juice recipes ? 

Love Parma Violets 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Laugh a little

One of the things i think is so important in everyday life is to laugh at your self and not take things too seriously, this is something me and my friends know how to do very well and i honestly think it makes such a difference to your self confidence to be able to have a giggle at your self and have a good time without caring what people think. Me and my good friend Carey recently went to Durham (a historical city near our homes) and looking through all the photos inspired me to write this post. 

We had such a good day and went to a museum where we dressed up in the Roman outfits ! (Childish but funny) and yes there were people in the same room. 

It was so funny that i was literally crying with laughter ! I think we should all set our self aims to have a good giggle each day and not care what people around us think ! 

Careys blog- http://somethingaboutcarey.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

Love Parma Violets 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Roaccutane Diary 1

Hey guys, as you may know i was recommended to start an Acne treatment called Roaccutane and just over a week ago i finally did. Before your allowed to take Roaccutane you have to look at all of the possible side effects which include a 99.9% of getting dry lips skin and nose and the risk of your eyes getting dry, there is also a small risk of depression if you are prone to it. I have been on the tablets now for over a week taking 30mg and i have already started to feel my skin getting dryer as well as my lips.My eyes and skin have been quite itchy and my lips and scalp have been incredibly dry however my skin hasn't got any worse as yet the dermatologist said it might and i honestly feel like its getting better already which is probably just my mind playing tricks on me ! Im going to be keeping a diary of my time on Roaccutane and hopefully it may be helpful for some of you out there that may be struggling to decide whether to take this medication ! 
Love Parma Violets xxx

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Make up storage

I have never been very good at keeping all my make up neat and tidy, quite often my most used make up would form a little pile on my bathroom floor rather than being in my makeup bags. I recently discovered that i cant fit all my make up into the 5 makeup bags i have so after a bit of a clear out i decided it was time for change, i hunted out my Birchbox empty boxes and started to sort my make up into four key sections: face bases, lip products, powders(bronzer etc) and eye makeup. Sadly i only have 3 Birchbox boxes so i put all my eye makeup in a wicker basket.

 After putting each of my sections of most used makeup in the boxes i placed them on my little bathroom cabinet thing ( i don't really know what it is ) and to my surprise it looked so neat and tidy ! All my other makeup that i don't use on a daily basis is under my bed in my make up bags. Xxx

Friday, 4 July 2014

Sudocrem facials ?!?!

Sudocrem facials ? Say what ?!? 
Yes the idea of slapping Sudocrem on your face and leaving it there seems sickening but bare with me and it may be your new favourite routine. 
Cheryl Cole uses it, so does Kimberly Walsh and the cast from The only way is Essex even the winner of Britain and Ireland's next top model uses it and many supermodels so if that hasn't persuaded you yet i don't know what will ! 
The Sudocrem antiseptic healing cream works wonders on hydrating skin, helping eczema and acne as well as a whole heap of other skin issues. After reading an article where a model said she couldn't live out this drug store product i had to go and buy one. You can either do a sudomasque or apply it to individual problem areas. Personally applying like a masque is better for me so after i take of my makeup in the evening i apply a thin layer of the wonder cream all over my face. I let it sink it to my skin for several hours before going to bed and i just sleep with it still on. Surprisingly it doesn't transfer too much on bed clothes which is an added bonus. The last time i did this routine i woke up with massively improved skin, so much i didn't believe it ! I do this every night now as i love it sooo much, if i have any bad reactions then i will stop this little routine however I'm in love. After trying countless beauty products to help my skin this is the only real one apart from Johnsons baby range that i saw an improvement from first use ! I honesty cant tell you how much i love Sudocrem, it may sound dramatic but it has changed my life (well more my skin) My face is so much smoother and its a routine i love to do. 
Do your self a favour and go and pick up a pot of the little magic. xx

Monday, 16 June 2014

My Favourite everyday lip products

My top favourite everyday lip products. 

1. A good lip balm is essential for me so its a very good place to start. After trying and testing many lip balms over the years i have finally found my favourite and its the summer fruits sphere from Eos, it smells so good and makes my lips feel silky smooth.

2. Syrup from Mac was my first ever Mac lipstick and its my trusty old faithful. I love the colour which is a pinky browny nude, that description sounds horrible but it basically looks like Kylie Jenner's signature lip, i wear this one the most as it is so versatile. 

3. Another of my favourite lipsticks is again from Mac and is Fanfair. Its a gorgeous pinky coral colour which is lovely and subtle but not a nude. The only problem with this is that its a creamsheen and i have to admit i don't like the texture so i wear a lip balm underneath. 

4. My last fave everyday lip product is Lustering and again from Mac. Its a really powerful pink which looks great on pale skin. Although i don't wear it as much as the other two its a good colour to wear for a night out or a meal. 

From the top: Lustering, Fanfair and Syrup