Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Body Shop Body Scrubs

It is true that my favourite body scrubs (bar Rub, Rub, Rub from Lush) come from The Body Shop. The Body Shop are certainly experts when it comes to skincare and I always trust them to create great body scrubs.

I like to use body scrubs regularly to exfoliate. My favourite time to use them is in the shower before I shave, ensuring I get a smooth, close shave when any dead skin have been scrubbed away.

Here are the ones I currently have in my collection:

  • Mango Body Scrub- This is seriously my favourite right now. This is my second tub of this and I have not smelt anything better. It smells incredible, seriously! 

  • Chocomania Body Scrub- An oldie of mine but it definitely smells like chocolate. Perfect for those who want to rub chocolate all over their bodies (without eating it of course)

  • Cranberry Joy Body Polish- These body polishes are slightly different to the body scrubs but still do the same job. If you find body scrubs too harsh on your skin then these might be a better choice for you. This is a limited edition Christmas product but it smells delicious.

  • Vanilla Bliss Body Polish- I really like the vanilla shower gel so I'm sure I will like this one. I think this may also be a limited edition product, or was just discontinued, but it is worth keeping an eye out for over Christmas!

So that's it! Body scrubs will always be apart of my routine now so when I eventually finish these I will be sure to get more. Body scrubs usually make an appearance in my collection during Christmas or my birthday but for now I am sorted!

What's your favourite body scrub? Let me know!

Friday, 28 August 2015

10 Steps To Planning A Holiday with Friends


So in just over a week I will going on holiday for the first time solely with friends. It will feel weird being without my Mum or other family members, but I am excited to have this little independent adventure with my friends! I'm sure it will be the first of many in my gap year.

This little holiday abroad was about a year in the making, so I thought I would share with you a 10 step guide on how to plan and arrange a holiday with your friends. Let's begin!

  1. Find out who is [seriously] up for going on holiday.                                                                                                                                                                                        Perhaps make a group chat on some sort of social media (we did on Facebook) and see who is seriously up for it. The reason I say seriously is that sometimes there are people who will say they're up for something but not actually do it or try to save up money for it!                                                                                                                                                           
  2. Decide when would be the best time to go and how long for.                                                                                                                                                                              Next you need to decide when would be the best time to go and how long for. You may have to decide how long for after you've chosen your destination and accommodation so you know how much you can afford. But if you already know for sure you want to go for however long, then why not? Things to consider: Will anyone be in education or work? Will you be travelling in peak time or off-peak time? How long would it take people to save up enough money? For us, we decided the best time to go would be after exams but before the start of University. Then, we decided going in September would be the best because it would be cheaper for our student banks as it wouldn't be peak time due to people going back to school. As for money, we worked out we would need until after Christmas, around Jan/Feb, to save up enough money; giving us about 4/5 months.                                                                                                                                                
  3. Get an idea of what you and your friends want out of a holiday.                                                                                                                                                                           Do you like city breaks? Or do you prefer a holiday by the beach? Inclusive hotel? Villa? Walking around attractions? As for us, one of us preferred city breaks whilst I preferred to be on the beach so we compromised by deciding we would go somewhere which was a bit of both. Comprising is the best way to book a holiday for everyone so you can all enjoy it equally.                                                                                                                                                             
  4. Find destinations you like the look of and pick one.                                                                                                                                                                                                Make a list of destinations you like the look of. The best websites to use to do this is TripAdvisor and Expedia. What we did was make a PowerPoint of all the destinations we liked and included what you can do there such as attractions, activities beaches and nightlife. Then everybody voted on which they preferred which turned out we all agreed on equally. This is the best way to choose somewhere fairly and ensure the majority get their destination.                                                                                                          
  5. Research accommodation you like the look of and pick one.                                                                                                                                                                                      I think Expedia is the best way to find accommodation. Again, we made a PowerPoint on accommodations with what they include, photos and prices per night so we could all equally vote on it. We ended up having two hotels and one apartment as options and nicely enough we all voted on the same hotel! The cheapest accommodation might not always be the best and the most expensive might not always be the worst. One thing we considered was one hotel was more expensive but it was conveniently by a beach and included breakfast. So the best way is to consider the pros and cons.                                                 
  6. Look up transport.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Using Expedia we then found out the best flights for our chosen dates. Obviously this would differ if you only needed a train or coach to get to your destination. Things to consider are what time you want to get there and what time you want to get back. If you travel early morning to go there for example then you get that whole day whereas if you travel late then you miss out that day on holiday. The same goes for coming back, if you travel late you get that whole day still whereas if you travel early you miss that day. That might be something to consider if you're only going away for a short while.                                                                                                                                                    
  7. Calculations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                So now would probably be the best time to work out how much everything is going to cost. You need to add up your accommodation price per night and your transport price. Remember to divide it by however many people are going! You also then need to work out how much spending money you'll need to take. To do this you must consider whether you're travelling to an expensive area or not, what you want to do (i.e. buy 2 of your meals of the day out) and how long you're there for.                                                                     
  8. When can you book?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Can you all afford to book the holiday now or should you get back together in a couple of months to see how everyone is doing for money? Like I said earlier, we didn't book straight away and instead gave ourselves 4/5 months to save up more money first. You don't need all of your spending money straight away, just be sure that you will save up for enough spending money in time. Also, who is going to book? Is one person going to book it up and all of you give the money to them?                                                                        
  9. Get back together nearer the time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nearer the time you might all want to meet up again to discuss what you will need to bring on your holiday. Perhaps take a pen and paper. This will be useful to plan who takes what (for example, do you all really need to take a hairdryer?) and also helpful if one of you hasn't been abroad before which was the situation with my friend. Sharing makes it cheaper and easier to pack. You can share shower gel, shampoo, appliances and medication as some examples! You can also then arrange how you're going to get there and back from the airport/station/whatever it is and decide times to meet.               
  10. Be excited!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There is nothing more exciting than travelling with friends especially when it is your first time away without family. Remember to be excited and try not to get stressed about all of the planning: enjoy every moment of it!

So that is my 10 step guide. My last tips are to make sure you have all the travel documents you need (such as travel insurance and health insurance) and to share a suitcase if you can. It makes it so much cheaper, trust me! Remember to look after one another on holiday and always bring your phone with you in case you somehow get split up or if there's an emergency.

I hope this helps. Let me know if it does I'd love to hear!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Soap & Glory Heel Genius

I've never bought a foot product to use before, so there's always a first for everything!

This is the Soap & Glory (a brand favourite) Heel Genius foot cream. As the name suggests, it is a cream that you use on your feet to moisturise them, making an end to hard skin on feet and replacing it with soft, smooth feet. The cream is pastel green in colour and has a smell to it I can't quite put my finger (or toe) on. The ingredients include various citrus extracts, however it does not smell citrusy. It has a sort of standard perfume smell to it with a hint of something else that I can't think of. I can't say it is an entirely pleasant smell, but it isn't entirely an unpleasant smell either.

The product suggests that you massage a generous amount of cream into your feet nightly, then put on cotton socks over top to wear during the night. You will then wake up with beautifully moisturised feet! Admittedly, I don't think about looking after my feet that much, let alone daily. Furthermore, although I know it is an amazing beauty hack wearing cotton socks or gloves to bed after moisturising, I really don't like the feeling of wearing them to bed covered in cream. So what I like to do instead is just use the product whenever I remember to (which is probably about once or twice a month), and just put it on whenever and then relax with my feet up for a while otherwise I would be sliding around everywhere with slippery feet!

Apart from my laziness when using the product, I can't complain about this. When you rub it into your feet it takes a while to soak in but when it does you immediately see results. Your feet are instantly nourished and soft, making me feel less guilty about not using it often. I've never known my feet softer than when I use this.

So yes, overall I do like this product. I'm not someone who overall cares about looking after their feet but I like to use this before I go on holiday or if I am simply having a thorough pampering session. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who wants to care for their feet a bit more, especially for people who like me would forget to use it frequently. It does what it claims to do with immediate effect. Horaay!

What is your favourite product for caring for your feet? Let me know!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

4 Products I Always Repurchase

Batiste Dry Shampoo

After dabbling with a few dry shampoos at the beginning of my dry shampoo journey I finally settled on Batiste dry shampoo. Batiste has changed the hair game for me forever. Before dry shampoo I was washing my hair every other day and as somebody who sees hair washing as a chore, I absolutely hated it. But since using Batiste I only have to wash my hair twice a week. It has saved my life! It doesn't really matter to me which Batiste I use (there are various scents) but I usually go for the original one or the tropical one.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water was also a game changer for me as it persuaded me to give up the make up wipes for good. Before I discovered this I was still using make up wipes (oh the horror) and I never found my skin to be totally clean. However, now with the help of this, a cotton pad and my daily face wash, my skin seems a lot cleaner and I have less break outs. Yay! It also makes removing eye make up easier which is a plus.

L'Oreal Line Studio Hot & Sleek Heat Protect Cream

I have been using this after washing my hair for as long as I can remember. Definitely before even watching beauty YouTubers, reading blogs and my love for make up were even a thing.  I use this hair cream on damp hair and then brush it through with a comb. It protects your hair from heat and frizz for about 3 days, which is good for me as I straighten my hair quite a lot. It calls itself a sleeking balm and I couldn't agree more.

Natural Collection Green Corrector Stick

Finally we have the product that I NEVER skip in my make up routine. As someone who regularly suffers from acne and has red acne scars, this is a life saver for me. I put this on redness and the green counteracts the redness for a more flawless skin-tone look after foundation. What's great is that this stick is only £1.99 so I literally buy at least 5 at a time. I also sometimes get red dry patches on my neck and when I want to cover it up this also helps loads. Unless my skin ever gets better than I don't think I will ever stop using this.

So there we have it! Those are 4 products I always repurchase and have been doing so for years. As you can see they are game changers for me. If something works so brilliantly for you, then why give it up? They are holy grail products and will probably continue to be so for many years to come.

What are some products you always repurchase? Let me know!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

When Hard Work Pays Off


Because this blog is apart of my life and is my area to express and write about what I wish, I thought I would tell you guys that I have officially been accepted into University! As soon as I saw I had been accepted I burst into to tears. It felt like a whole weight that had been built up on my shoulders for two years had finally lifted and I had finally achieved what I was working so hard for. All the hard work, stress, anger and tears paid off and I finally got what I wanted: to begin a career in Psychology. I had wanted a career in Psychology since I was 13/14 and now it feels like I can finally begin that path.

I am also excited to begin a new chapter. The sixth form I was at was also my secondary school so I had spent a long time there. I honestly didn't have the best time in school, or sixth form, so it felt liberating to walk out of there for the last time on Results Day. I was so worried I would have to come back and retake a year!

Now I can finally begin my gap year. I can finally have a well deserved break from education then know that I have a place in University to go to at the end of it.

I guess the moral of this story is cliché, but true. Don't give up on what you are aiming for. I worked so hard to get where I am; I fought with many demons of my own. But now I know when you work so hard for something, you will get what you want.

And it will feel glorious.

I hope anyone who has received any exam results or have any upcoming get the results they are hoping for!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Nails | Rimmel Salon Pro with Lycra Rhythm & Blues


I haven't worn nail varnish in about two months. I was doing job interviews and such so didn't want to paint my nails. Then when I eventually got a job I didn't want to paint my nails until I knew that they were okay with painted nails.

I went out the other night to celebrate getting into University(!!!) with friends, so I decided it was time to finally paint my nails again. I went for this dark navy that almost looks black from Rimmel. It also claims to be 10 day chip resistant.

I was originally going to wait until I had worn this nail polish for 10 days but after 3 days it has chipped so I didn't see the point in waiting any longer. Admittedly it took until 3 days to chip on 3 nails which is actually brilliant for me because nail polish usually chips quicker than that for me. Yet alas, it has not stuck to its claims. I'm not disappointed by that but I still have to take note of it. However, the nails have only chipped when I've been working so if I weren't working they would probably still be fine.

Overall I like the colour, and I like how it finishes as a semi-matte. The brush is a decent medium size and the polish dries really quickly which is certainly a positive for me. I am one of those people who get too impatient when waiting for their nails to dry and end up doing something just for the nails to get smudged! 

What are on your nails right now? Let me know!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Empties #5

  • The Body Shop Mango Sugar Body Scrub- This is one of my favourite body scrubs I have ever used. The smell is so incredibly amazing and it lasted be a good 4 months which is a plus! I always used it before shaving to exfoiliate my skin. To see my blog post on it, click here.

  • The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Shower Gel- Another Body Shop goodie! This is a shower gel which I have finally finished up. I've been using it for months and months! It smells amazing and overall is a good shower gel.

  • Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner- This is an in-shower body butter but is like a hair conditioner for your skin. It doesn't last very long but it is great to use after shaving in the shower. Instead of chucking out this pot I will keep it as if you bring back 5 clean pots to Lush they give you a free face mask! To read my review on it, click here.

  • Boots Essentials Nail Polish Remover- There isn't much to say about this product. It is Boots' own brand of nail polish remover which I had been using for probably a year. It is good enough to remove normal nail polish and glitter but the acetone isn't strong enough to remove gel nail polish.

That's it for empties for now. What product have you emptied this month? Let me know!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Amphora Aromatics | Grapefruit & Cedarwood Deodorant


Once again I bring you a review of an Amphora Aromatics product. This time, it is the Grapefruit & Cedarwood Deodorant. 

What's different about this deodorant is that it is a natural deodorant made up with naturally deodorising pure essential oils. This means that it is aluminium and parfum free and doesn't have any harsh ingredients in it; ensuring that it is suitable for all skin types. This was attractive to me because I have sensitive skin so I thought a natural deodorant would be great for my skin.

This particular deodorant has aloe vera in which is calming for the skin. Because of this I have found that it is nice to use after I have shaved my armpits. There is also grapefruit essential oil in it which gives it a refreshing, fruity tang to the smell and finally cedarwood essential oil. The bottle actually says 'for men' on it, however I can definitely see this as a deodorant for females as well due to the smell.

This product came at a good time for me as I had actually just finished my usual deodorant and was wanting a new one. The first thing I noticed about it was the lovely grapefruit smell to it. I love grapefruit and I always use a grapefruit moisturiser on my face. The deodorant is a roll-on one and I found that the first few times I used it the ball was hard to move but once it had been well covered in the product it made it a lot slicker to use. After applying, it is slightly wet and quite sticky on your underarms but soon dries; leaving zero marks. 

Overall I like this deodorant. I have found that it works best as a daily deodorant when you might just be staying at home or running errands. It is one of those deodorants that doesn't completely coat your armpits in a seal of product but rather feels easy and natural on your armpits like its not there, which makes it good for everyday normal use. I like to use it in the morning when I am getting ready and then again in the evening. 

There are 2 other deodorants in the range: Lemongrass & Lavender and Bergamot & Aloe. They're currently on sale at £3.96 and you can buy the Grapefruit & Cedarwood Deodorant here.

Are you fan of natural deodorants? I have heard much debate about the chemicals in normal deodorants so it would be interesting to see any opinions!

*This product was sent to me kindly by Amphora Aromatics. All opinions are 100% my own and I would never lie about my opinion on a product.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is the biggest Balloon Fiesta in Europe. It is a 4 day event in Bristol, UK which is in its 37th year. They have stands, attractions, events such as people jumping out of planes, doing acrobatics on them etc as well as of course having hot air balloons. 

In the day time the hot air balloons will have an inflation race where they will see who can get out into the arena and inflate their balloons first. Then in the evening you can see them lift off in to the sky and fly over Bristol which is quite a lovely sight to see. Then, at night time they have something called the night glow. This is when all the balloons are on the ground and light up their fires like a dance to a number of songs. This may sound odd and maybe even boring by word but honestly it is such a fun experience, it is beautiful to see and good to have a dance to. Lastly, the night finishes with fireworks timed to music.

I have been going to the fiesta since a child most years and yesterday I went with my brother and his girlfriend. I took some photos to show you and I will share the experience with you so you can see what the fiesta is like. It is a fun family fiesta that always guarantees a good day out and it is certainly loved by us Bristolians. 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Currently Reading #1

I have been an avid reader since my childhood where I would visit the Library every week. Because I have such a love of reading I have decided to begin 'Currently Reading' posts to let you guys know what I am reading at the time.

At the moment I am reading the classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I am massive fan of Alice in Wonderland and I admire all the films, the stories, the quotes and the illustrations. In fact, I am planning to get Tim Burton's Cheshire Cat tattooed on me when I have the money and confidence to book a consultation. I also love the videogame Alice The Madness Returns.

This book can be a little hard to understand at times because of the time it was written, but once you get past that the story is nice. It is technically a children's book but the beauty is that it can be loved by anyone at any age. 

I recommend giving this a go, and if not, just look at the illustrations! I think they're wonderful!

What are you reading right now? Let me know!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Instagram, Twitter & Snapchat

Hello friends!

Just a quick post to tell you about my social media accounts. I have been putting a lot of effort into my social media accounts lately so I'd like to share them with you in case you'd like to give me a follow. :-)

Instagram: @BrionyBea
Twitter: @SincerelyBriony
SnapChat: @BrionyBea

I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Monday, 3 August 2015

Skincare | The Body Shop Tea Tree Edit. [Ultimate Guide]

Hello everyone! As somebody who has been using The Body Shop Tea Tree range religiously for the past, I don't know, 3 years, I thought I would share with you my product knowledge on them. Just to give you an idea, I have quite sensitive, blemished, acne-prone skin with discolouration and scars from past acne. All of The Body Shop's tea tree products will say for blemished skin on them. Here I will talk about every product I have tried from the range, which is most of them, as well as naming the rest of the range and their prices.

What is Tea Tree Good For?

Tea tree in itself is natural and antibacterial, making it perfect for getting rid of acne and preventing acne. You'll find a lot of skincare products aimed at clearing skin has tea tree in it.  

The Body Shop also use tamanu oil extract in their tea tree products which encourages skin to generate new tissue. This means it would be good for those who have scars and discolouration left from acne on their skin. This therefore means The Body Shop Tea Tree range is good because not only does it treat and prevent acne, but it also helps treat the after mess of what battling with acne and leave behind.

The Tea Tree Range

  1. Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser: (£5.50) I have used 3 bottles of this stuff so far and I like it. It can sometimes leave my skin feeling a bit dry but I don't mind that overall because I tend to use moisturiser after this step anyway.
2. Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner: (£5.50)  Wipe this over your face with a cotton pad and it will leave your skin feeling refreshed and looking matte. I like to use this at night time to take off any dirt left over on my face or any left over make up after cleansing.

3. Tea Tree Blemish Gel: (£6.50) This is for direct application, perfect for when you have a horrible spot that you need to directly go to war with. It a gel that goes straight on to the spot and works its magic. I find this a bit pricey for the fact it doesn't ever seem to last that long for me but it does its job nevertheless.

4. Tea Tree Face Mask: (£11.00) This is quite a large pot that trust me, will last you for AGES. I find this useful if I am having a breakout. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes then rinse off. Plus, it is also funny to take pictures with it on as the mask is bright green.

5. Tea Tree Blotting Tissues: I think this product may have discontinued as I can't seem to find it on The Body Shop website. Blotting papers are good for when you are out and about with make up on but have a bit of oil come through your foundation. You just blot these papers gently over your face and it picks up the oil, leaving you matte again. I don't know whether the tea tree does much but nevertheless they do the job they're designed for.

6. Tea Tree Squeaky-Clean Scrub: (£7.00) This isn't one of the products featured in the photo as I don't have this in my collection right now, however I have used it. This is a great exfoilating facial scrub which I liked to use in the shower. Exfoilating is great when you have acne scars as getting rid of dead skin cells helps encourage your skin to generate new skin cells. I like this and it feels refreshing in a hot shower.

7. Tea Tree Night Lotion: (£10.00) This isn't one of the products featured in the photo as I don't have this in my collection right now, however I have used it. It claims to replenish moisture overnight. I can't remember much about this, just that I always used to put it on before bed and it had that refreshing feel to it.

8. Tea Tree Face Wash: (£5.50) This is my holy grail from this range. I have no idea how many times I have used it but I would say at least 8 times. Again, this isn't featured in the photo as I don't have it in my collection right now. I had got given lots of the foaming cleanser for my Christmas so I don't need to repurchase this just yet. I think I will always use this and I swear by it.

9. Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion: (£9.00) This is not featured in the photo as it isn't in my collection right now. However, I have used it. This is to use after your cleansing routine to help clear up problem areas. Personally, I found this product annoying as for some unknown reason it wouldn't soak into my skin and instead build up in to rolls of product on my skin that I'd then have to pull off. Gross. Despite that, this is named as one of the Bestsellers on The Body Shop website so I suppose it must be worth giving a go.

I haven't used the rest of these products, however I will name what is left of the range and their prices for your consideration:

10. Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Face Wash: (£6.00)

11. Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream: (£8.00)

12. Tea Tree Oil: (£6.00) Named as one of the 'Beauty Gems' on the website.

13. Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes: (£5.00)

14. Tea Tree Concealer: (£7.50)

15. Tea Tree Body Wash: (6.50) I imagine this would be good for people who suffer with acne on their body, such as their back or chest.

16. Tea Tree Pore Minimiser: (£8.50)

Final Thoughts

I spent a long time trying product after product to help me with my years and years long battle with acne and acne scars. Now I can finally say I have found the right products for me. If you suffer with acne, I really recommend this range. However, please note that using too much tea tree can dry out your skin and may even have an opposite effect. At one point I found my skin getting bad again and I couldn't work out why when I stuck to such a strict skincare routine. I soon found out that I was using too may tea tree products at once which was stripping my skin of the good stuff and making my skin irritated and break out. I recommend only using about 2-3 tea tree products at a time. For me, I ALWAYS use a tea tree face wash then pair it with one other tea tree product at a time. 

I hope you guys find this guide to The Body Shop Tea Tree range helpful! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Do you use any of these products? Let me know!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

6 Uses of Cotton Buds for Make Up

Everyday that I do my make up, I will use a cotton bud to help me. In fact, I have 6 ways of using a cotton bud in my  make up routine and I thought I would share those 6 uses of cotton buds for make up with you. 

1. To Smudge Eyeshadow. If I am using eyeshadow, particularly for a bolder eye make up, I use cotton buds for two reasons. If I have accidentally gone too far up or too far outwards with my eyeshadow, I will use a cotton bud to take some away. This may also involve a drop of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to help get it off. Also, I use a cotton bud to help to blend eyeshadow. If I am blending eyeshadow in my crease, sometimes using a cotton bud can be easier than getting out a blending brush.

2. To Remove Mascara. You know when you're doing your mascara and you accidentally smudge a bit on to your skin, or if you sneeze and it just goes everywhere? Yeah, that happens to me all the time. To fix this, I wait until it has completely dried then I use a cotton bud to swipe it and the mess comes right off. I use a dry cotton bud otherwise it just makes the smudge worse. It is a pretty quick way of fixing the issue! I also do this if I end up with a clump of mascara on my eyelashes.

3. Wrinkles. I must admit, I've got a fair few deep set wrinkles around my eyes. I always experience the problem of make up, foundation specifically, building up in my wrinkles and making them more obvious. To fix this, I swipe a dry cotton bud gently through my wrinkles to take out the build up of product then gently smooth it over with my fingertip to take away any harsh lines. Try it, it works!

4. Eyebrows. I ALWAYS end up with foundation in my eyebrows and it makes them look paler. It even affects the way my eyebrows look even when I try to cover it up with tinted eyebrow products. To fix this, I apply my Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to a cotton bud and swipe it through my eyebrows. I go from every angle imaginable to make sure there is no foundation left in my eyebrows. They're then ready to be filled in.

5. Lips. Whilst my cotton bud is still wet with make up remover, I will also swipe it over my lips. Again, I'm messy at applying foundation and will end up with the typical foundation lips. This can be a pain as it can cause rolls of foundation to form on my lips and make any lipstick look a bit yucky. So before I apply my lip product, I will use the cotton bud to take off foundation on my lips. Clever huh?

6. Piercings. Sticking with the messy application of foundation, when I am blending it towards my ear I can occasionally get some foundation on my tragus piercing. If you don't know what a tragus piercing is, google it. It is a cartilage piercing but is by wear your ear meets your face if that makes sense. Anyway, I will use a cotton bud to get any foundation on it off.

So there you go! My 6 uses of cotton buds when doing my make up. You can now tell I am kind of messy when it comes to applying make up. 

What do you use cotton buds for? Let me know!