#SkinCareAware Week With Destination Skin

I have to be totally honest with you, I have never been one for much of a skin care routine and I have never been very #skincareaware. It has only been in the last year or so that I have started to dabble in a routine and try out new products. I have definitely realised that since I am now pushing 30 I need to start looking after my skin, particularly more so now that the summer is creeping up on us.

When Destination Skin got in touch to inform me that next week is #SkinCareAware week, and to see if I would like to pop along to one of their branches to see what would be the best skin care routine for me, I thought I could do with some professional advice and booked my appointment. Although, I must have been lucky, as my skin isn’t that bad, but I do suffer with a redness to my cheeks and have some pigmentation from sun damage. I also have some crows feet creeping in and not to mention the bags under my eyes.

I’m not the best person for relaying scientific information but in simple terms, your skin has three layers and over time the top layer can break down and be damaged by our daily activities and become thin. I’m sure we all are aware of this. What I didn’t know, is that the bottom layer of skin is there to hold it in place (so were not all walking around like some kind of year 8 science class skeleton model!) and as we age, if we don’t take care of our skin, that layer actually comes away from our structure and that’s what gives us wrinkles and saggy skin. You read up on the science bit on Destination Skin’s blog which has lots of helpful information if you are also looking to start a skincare regime.

I have been prescribed a concoction of products to aid my new skin care routine. I have been using them for about two weeks now and I my skin is already looking healthier. Today I went in to the Destination Skin branch in Bristol again, to try out the light therapy treatment which helps boost collagen in the skin and target the pigmentation. Although it takes 1-3 months to really see a proper difference, I could see my skin was definitely less red when I came out.

It has been really great to be educated on my skin, I used to think it was all a load of jargon, but it’s great to hear the science behind it all and actually understand why I should be looking after my skin.

WHAT DOES #SKINCAREAWARE MEAN?

The #skincareaware campaign is brought to you by DestinationSkin to help protect, prevent and correct past and future skin damage. To prove their commitment to improving skin health, DestinationSkin are offering free skin scanning throughout the campaign. A skin scan is a quick and easy way to take a deeper look at the health of your skin under a UV lamp to identify areas of sun damage (pigmentation), dehydration and oiliness.

You can also enter their competition to be in with a chance to win £1000 worth of skincare products

*this post has been made possible with the help of Destination Skin and the #SkinCareAware campaign

Emily

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Life is Peachy

On Sunday, after our crafty event, I popped by home to pick Brad up and then we headed straight back out the door to go to our friends 60th birthday party at The Thunderbolt in Totterdown. We grabbed a cider and headed to the garden where I immediately spied this amazing mural on the wall of the garden.

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I had been looking for somewhere to shoot my outfit post photos for the week and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect backdrop for this particular outfit. I have cracked out the loose baggy trousers for summer again. I got them from a vintage festival and they were so cheap but I love them, they are super comfy, totally cute and high waisted to cover the belly!!

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I am also clearly loving this Bonjour crop top since I have featured it several times on the blog here, but it just works with so many outfits. Florals and metallics have got to be the perfect combo!

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What I Wore

Cropped top and Cardigan – Primark AW14

Trousers – Vintage

Trainers – Superga

Hat – Peacocks SS14

Bag – Claire’s SS14

Sunglasses – Primark SS15

 

Emily

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Mermaids Are Real

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I know if your reading this, you too, believe that mermaids are real, and I am sure you will want to tell the world. I have designed these awesome statement tshirts and iPhone cases, that are EXCLUSIVE for a limited time only. Why? I hear you ask, well they’re a reward for you if you invest in my business, Fishee Designs Photo Booth. To get your hands on one of these (there’s only a limited number available so you better get in quick if you want one!) you just have to go to my crowdfunding project and pledge for which ever option you want. Tshirts are £25 and iPhone cases are £30. Once the project ends at the end of March all those that have pledged will receive their mermaid goodies by first class delivery. THEY ALSO COME WITH A POT OF GLITTER!!

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There are also lots of other rewards on offer but I thought you would appreciate these the most, you glitter and mermaid fans you!

Emily

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Floral Monochrome with Hints of Pink

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As you can see, today I am trying jeans for the first time in quite a while! My body shape is naturally curvy and my large thighs are a family trait all the women in my family have been “blessed” with. Whilst Kim Kardashian may be rocking that booty, I am still finding the confidence to promote mine. Skirts have always been my thing, they show off my small waist and hide everything from there, down! Whilst I was in Primark t’other day, I picked up three pairs of the high waisted skinny jeggings in an attempt to get my legs on show. I am still not 100% but I am please with how slim my waist looks!

I don’t think it is any surprise that I am a bit of a ring obsessive, especially the silver kind. I love independent boutique designers of jewellery as I think you can get something a bit more quirky and unique. So when Jewel Street got in touch and asked if I would like to chose one from their website to support their boutique designers, I was so excited. They have some gorgeous designs throughout the website, it was really hard to chose but I have wanted a stack ’em ring for ages and this Frozen one by Alison Moore was just beautiful.

In other news, how amazing is this wall! Not only did I expose my thighs in the skinniest of jeans, I actually braved the public and headed down to my fav colourful streets of Totterdown to shoot these photos. In truth, I hid behind a rather large van so I was semi shielded, but I need to build my confidence some how. It wasn’t that bad really, I got a few strange looks from a couple of men that drove past, but I just strange looked them right back.

I had to stick a hat on today because my hair is a MESS!!! I a so excited, my friend Jack (the pro hairdresser) is coming over tonight for a home visit to sort the barnet out. I have been in hair crisis for some weeks now and I am looking forward to a bit of a change, and a trim! I won’t ruin the surprise but watch this space!

What I Wore:

Hat, T-Shirt, Jeans, Boots – All Primark (Check out the full haul video here)

Bag – Henry Holland (picked up from a car boot)

Frozen Stack ’em Ring – Jewel Street

Heart Opaline Ring – Coombe Street Gallery

Emily

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Pink Tattooed and Awesome

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Today is an exciting day for sure, it’s the day I filmed my video for the exciting crowdfunding project that I am launching on Monday for my business, Fishee Designs Photo Booth. I have had this crowdfunding project in the pipeline for some weeks now, since I met with Fund Surfer and today I sat down with Grant from Rhubarb Martini, who has very kindly helped me film the video. And this is what I wore, I thought I would show off the three things that makes me stand out from all the other photo booth companies out there, I am pink tattooed and awesome!!

You will hear more about the project on Monday but the reason for the required investment is so that I can make the photo booth the best it can possibly be in terms of it’s aesthetics, technicality and logistics. There will be lots of fun rewards in return for your investment including me turning up as your place of work dressed as a unicorn spreading glitter and marshmallows to all your staff (that’s worth the investment right?!). The video will be up on my You Tube channel on Friday all being well, if you can give it a watch to find out more and if you like the sound of it, please give it a like and share with as many people as you know, I would really appreciate it.

 

What I Wore:

Tattoo and Awesome Vest: Bought last summer, I can’t remember for the life of me where it was from, if you sold me this feel free to own up!

Pink Skirt: Primark

Pink Hi Tops: The Range (This is them as the Range don’t stock them any more!)

Flower Crown: Crown and Glory

Watch: Lidl

 

Emily

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