Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Carmex Vanilla lip balm Review

It is no surprise to anyone who lives in this part of the world that winter is a season of dry chapped lips.This season has the the unique ability to dehydrate any part of the skin or the body.Now when it comes to women,we are always working tirelessly to find a product that works best on any part of our skin to reduce signs of ageing which we can't avoid(unfortunately).

I recently came across Carmex which I have in the past before and lost it before I finished alll the product in it.I had the original flavour and was not really keen on monitoring progress but this time after a make up binge,I have successfully used a considerable amount and have my own verdict now.
I am talking about the vanilla Carmex lip balm if anyone is lost.

It has SPF 15,contains a number of ingredients including vanilla,petrolatum,seed butter,menthol etc
I have to say like many other beauty products,I'm not familiar with the rest of the ingredients and so I use it trusting that it will not be in anyway dangerous to my health.

I personally like this and cannot believe I did not continue using this when I first discovered it about 2 years ago in the original formula.The menthol in this makes it behave like a lip plumper which means my lip tingles after application,it stays moisturised and looks mildly plump which is useful if you don't have much tissue/muscle in your lip(tiny lips)

It's very moisturising and will definitely be buying extra ones as keepsakes in the mean time as it had been the only product which had been able to keep my lips moisturised this dry season.

My lips do not look chapped,dry,dehydrated and flaked like it used to.
My vote therefore is 5/5.

You can purchase any of the flavours on Asos.com

PS:This post I'd not sponsored .
All opinions are personal.




Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Lets Talk Money:Credit Building

This video is self explanatory.It is my attempt to relieve young people of financial illiteracy...watch it and take what you will from it.
I hope it useful to someone.


Carmex and Asos Hauling

I went on a lipstick binge a couple of days ago and since I am subscribed to Asos Premier,I receivedy order within a day and I am enjoying my goodies.
I ordered the mint and vanilla flavoured lip balms and I am yet to use it.
I have used the mint flavoured one in the past and it was good to me hence the repurchase.
I have uploaded this haul on my YouTube channel-Texttexttiles and posted this picture on my Instagram-follow me for updates-Texttexttiles 

I am in the process of getting into freelance make up artistry as a creative outlet at the moment-look out for updated on my Instagram and YouTube-Happy Winter Blues.xoxo


Monday, 10 February 2014

Building my credit score in 6months

One of my New Years Resolutions was to build my credit score and to develop myself financially to the point where I am regarded as an asset rather than a high risk or liability.We live in a day and age where consumerism and material things are the standard for measuring wealth or comfort.It is no surprise that social platforms such as Instagram and Facebook have become a constant reminder of the affluent lifestyles people are living which does not entirely reflect their truth;a truth that apparently reflects the truth of many;living on credit and borrowing.
I am not condemning credit buying as it is one of the main ways of consuming and living especially in the western part of the world.The issue however is when wants and needs come into play in which case credit cards become curses instead of blessings or gracious gifts to help.

Now, a credit card makes it easy to get a loan,mortgage and even car purchases if it it high which in the Uk is aroun 700 plus so,I have decided therefore to build my credit within 6months since January 2014.It seems feasible as long as I continue to spend the way I spend and make payments the way I make payments on my phone bills,store catalogues etc

At the moment,my credit file stands at this and I use Experien to monitor my credit score.

I am in my mid twenties and still live in my parents house-the story of many 20+ year olds every part of the world.
I have just got my first credit card through Vanquis
My credit score is 313 at the moment because of my attitude with paying bills ON TIME instead of a week after.



How to get good credit 
*Pay bills on the day they are coming out;make sure there is money in that particular bank account
*Pay credit card bills before the end of the month on the date agreed
* Avoid late payments which can create bank charges or overdraft fees which increases everyday if not corrected.

Buy needs instead of wants.

In this vein,I am training myself to learn to pay bills on time and monitor my credit profile. I will update you along the course of the month/s.

Let me know if anyone decides to do this.
Thanks