MOOGOO COSMETICS

After a while off of from blogging I’m back! I’ve had a lot going on personally in the past month so I apologise for ghosting you all for a bit. But I’m back and better, in case you didn’t see my last blog post announcing my new YouTube channel, I have started vlogging! After much deliberation and years of wanting to do it, I finally pulled my finger out and put myself out there. I’ll be posting pretty much anything and everything fashion, beauty, travel and media related! The link to my channel is below, please subscribe if you want to keep up to date with my videos each week! 🙂

My Youtube Channel!

Anyway down to my latest product review….

MooGoo Cosmetics were lovely enough to send me their ‘Skin Milk Udder Cream‘ which I now cannot stop using! I suffer with mild eczema (it used to be severe) and dry skin, so this cream has been a god send! MooGoo Cosmetics is an Australian company that makes a range of natural beauty products to cater to everyone’s skincare needs. They’re also super eco friendly only using natural oils in their products and using sustainable farms. They raise awareness of the impacts that consumption has on the environment through their brand ethos. Which is pretty awesome! This made me all the more excited to try their renowned Skin Milk Udder Cream.

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The Skin Milk Udder Cream was originally designed to protect the skin of cows but then was later developed for human use. Pretty cool huh? The directions on the bottle state to ‘apply to damp skin after washing, then apply as required.’ The cream is for both face and body. I applied the cream all over to damp skin after washing, although it took a little while to soak into my skin it glided on smoothly and had a very subtle scent. I wouldn’t recommend applying the cream to skin without washing as it makes it hard to spread and rub in.

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When I first used this cream I had a large patch of dry skin on my arm (partially down to my eczema.) After two uses of this cream on the affected area the area of dry skin had almost completely gone! Since then I’ve continued using this cream at least twice a week and it’s really made a difference in the feel of my skin especially, it feels more supple and firm and my dry skin and eczema spells are not as significant anymore! This will be a recurring beauty buy for my skin as of now! Check out their website for more amazing skin care products for adults and babies!

MOOGOO’S WEBSITE

Do you have any skin creams that you love? Let me know in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you!

“Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through!”
CustomMadeCharacter xo.
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V FEST 16′ Plus Big Blog Announcement!

 

V Festival 2016 was pretty crazy…My first time camping at a festival so I was pretty nervous! It wasn’t smooth sailing I’ll be honest! But it was one hell of a weekend! My main reasoning for buying the ticket was Justin Bieber (queue boo’s) Sia and Rihanna performing. Firstly I will just personally shut down the rumour Biebs was miming, I don’t want to be controversial or anything…Yes he did have a backing track (like most artists I saw that day did) and yes he did talk a fair bit, but I feel like he was really trying to connect with the audience and that makes a nice change from some artists who just perform then walk of the stage. I’ve seen him in concert quite a few times and he usually has a backing track as he dances quite a bit, so any awkward silence’s are avoided, also he did sing over the backing track and performed two acoustic accapella songs! It was just a shame that a few people had to ruin it for the people that were there to actually watch his performance.

Aside from my Bieber rant (SORRY) see what I did there? 😉 I had the most amazing time and myself and my friends were lucky enough to have the most awesome camping neighbours who we spent most of our weekend with. We managed to see alot of acts over the weekend;

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, Stormzy, Foxes, Bastille, All Saints, Bebe Rexha, Little Mix, David Guetta, among a few…I always think festivals are really worth the money as to pay to see all of the acts you end up seeing individually would be incomprehensible. And I met my favourite beauty instagammer, the amazing Sophie Richardson! @sophiehannahrichardson (Queue fan girling.) I’ve just compiled a a few photos from the weekend below, followed by my blog’s big announcement! 😀 

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As can be seen above, I was but a shadow of my formal self by the end of the weekend! (My mum took this picture when collecting me on Monday…)

SO, my blog’s big announcement…As of Thursday 1st September I am very excited to announce I will start VLOGGING. I am in the process of creating my Youtube channel in connection with my blog Custom Made Character and I will be posting once a week on lifestyle, beauty and fashion topics. I would really appreciate support from as many of you as possible in my new venture and don’t worry I will still be posting on my blog at least twice a week! I will be posting more information on my Facebook page over the next few days so please follow me on there to find out more! 🙂

Peace & Love as always xo

Custom Made Character 

Sugar Baby Lovin’ – Vita+Skin Collection

Calling all beauty lovers!

You all know by now that I love a product review…so today I have not one but TWO for you. From the oh so cute, Australian beach culture inspired and totally instagrammable brand ‘Sugar Baby.’  Sugar baby is an Australian based brand but luckily for everyone not in the beautiful land of AUS, it’s stocked in Superdrug! And I was lucky enough to wake up to Mr Postman last week delivering me two products from Sugar Baby’s new ‘Vita+Skin’ range! And the best thing is; its paraben free, cruelty free and doesn’t contain any artificial colours or fragrances! Both products I mention below and the rest of the Sugar Baby range can be purchased In any Superdrug store or online and directly on their website.

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Hair Affair

I have extremely dry hair, so I’m always super excited to try out different hair treatments! I love the packaging this one comes in, with a screw cap pipe dispenser allowing for easy-peasy application when you’re in the shower or bath. It’s a hydrating coconut treatment (coconut is so so good for your hair and just about anything else!)

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Hair Affair Sample

The product is thick but smooth and easy to apply to your hair; it contains organic coconut water, natural oils, shea butter and aloe vera. I would recommend using this after going through the motions of your normal hair washing routine and applying all over not forgetting your roots. The packaging states its a 5 minute treatment and I can confirm it definitely does it’s job in that time frame but I found leaving it on for an extra 5 minutes makes all the difference, my hair felt silky smooth once blow-dried. I also tried letting my hair dry naturally after using this treatment my hair was still smooth to the touch but not as much so as when it was blow dried. Nether the less my hair smelt lush and had a subtle shine to it. I would recommend this product especially if you have hair like mine which is dull and dry!

 

Slim-Ulate

I’m going to start this review by simply saying this is a wonder product! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received this coffee and coconut body scrub. Firstly, I have seen quite a few reviews of ‘slimming’ beauty products, but not many of them seemed to be overwhelmingly positive. I myself was sceptical, secondly I actually really dislike coffee, the taste and especially the smell…So I didn’t think I would find myself trying a coffee scrub that’s for sure! But I had heard it was good for your skin, so I gave it a go in the name of beauty and I am so pleased I did.

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Slim-Ulate Sample

Once in the shower apply the scrub massaging it in circular motions onto your skin. Leave for as long as desired then wash off. I applied the scrub all over but focused mainly on my face and my thighs. When I washed the scrub off I was shocked to see that most of my cellulite wasn’t visible anymore! Basically the scrub and caffeine stimulates your blood flow and circulation which in turns reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. So it’s not a permanent lasting product, but I only used it twice last week and my legs are still almost cellulite appearance free! My skin (especially on my face) was soft to the touch and the organic coconut oil hydrated my skin leaving me with a clear complexion. I absolutely recommend this product to anyone wanting to improve their blood circulation to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and or cellulite and if you have dry skin or skin disorders!

It’s always nice to try new products that can help us tackle our insecurities, but as always I promote body positivity and loving the skin you’re in!

‘The most beautiful thing you can do is wear confidence.’ – Blake Lively

Custom Made Character xo.

Current Crush: Adore Me Swimwear

Now I don’t want to jinx it, but Summer 2016 has been pretty amazing weather as far as England is concerned…Best believe everyone has been making the most of the sizzling summer and when it comes to swimwear it’s clear to see that the one piece swimsuit has made a big comeback! After laying low for quite a few years this Summer the shops are filled with an array of beautifully patterned and shaped swimsuits.

Whilst browsing online I found an American based lingerie site Adore Me . It’s members only but to sign up is completely free and you just need your email address. In sizes xs – 3x this will definitely be my go to for swimwear this Summer and for many to come; with beautiful prints and silhouettes to suit all body shapes, I’m glad I found this gem!

I’ve have browsed and picked out a few of my favs so you don’t have to! I’ve also added some accessories and given some style advice alongside them to keep you looking at the top of your beach and poolside game.

The ‘Krista’

I had to start with this stunning one piece as it’s my favourite. I love the mesh panelling, it really accentuates and flatters the curves of your body and it’s right on trend this season. I’ve created this look with a party holiday destination in mind and you can never go wrong with a black swimsuit and this one is only $39.95 in the sale! I’ve teamed it with a simple black suede choker (River Island, £6) and a colourful beaded cross body bag (Boohoo, £12.)

Swimsuit – http://www.adoreme.com/swim/krista-swim.html

Choker – http://www.riverisland.com/women/jewellery/chokers/black-velvet-choker-686842

Bag – http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/holiday-shop/holiday-accessories/icat/holiday-shoes-accessories


‘Kaia’

From black to white, this gorgeous strappy one piece is perfect for a picturesque beach day in Greece. Team with heeled tan wedges (New Look, £18) and animal print shades (Topshop, £20) and you’ve got an minimal and effortless but chic beach look.

Swimsuit – http://www.adoreme.com/kaia-swim.html

Shades – http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/holiday-shop-4459576/cateye-cactus-sunglasses-5763100?bi=60&ps=20

Wedges – http://www.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-shoes/tan-premium-leather-contrast-plaform-wedge-sandals-_378398418


‘Azra’

Last but certainly not least is this amazing halter print swimsuit. I love the colours and print on this number! I love the black boning and the unique u shaped neckline. Only $49.95 it also has a removable halter strap to turn it into a bandeau one piece. Paired with a gorgeous oversized straw hat (ASOS, £18) and a straw cross body duffle bag (New Look at ASOS, £17.99.)

Swimsuit – http://www.adoreme.com/swim/azra-swim.html

Hat – http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-straw-oversized-metallic-silver-floppy-with-colour-block-brim/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6399715&clr=Silver&cid=6449&pgesize=13&pge=0&totalstyles=13&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=1

Bag – http://www.asos.com/new-look/new-look-straw-duffle-bag/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6881903&clr=Whitepattern&cid=6446

‘Sea you soon beach beauty’s’

Custom Made Character xo.

A Break In – Somerset

Apologies for the lack of posting, but lucky me got a break! (No it wasn’t Ibiza…as much as would have loved it to have been!) But to tell you the truth I’m really glad my mum booked us a week away in Somerset, it’s really opened my eyes up to the beauty of England (yes, really.)

A lot of people don’t know this but I’m actually quite an outdoorsy person. I lovee camping, hikes and crazy hands on adventures! So you can imagine my excitement when I found out we would be doing plenty of that in Somerset. Although, one slight hitch..I’ve always wanted to go caving but am so so claustrophobic. Despite deciding against it, my mum booked me in to explore two caves with them…I did it! Despite my reservations and fears it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. And it was one of the most breathtaking moments of my life. I’ll link some photos below to show you the caves but nothing can compare to the beauty of these to the naked eye.

I got up to so much whilst I was away that it would take forever to write a post on it, so instead i’ll just show you…

DAY 1 – Bath Town Centre / Cathedral Visit

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DAY 2 – Visiting Cheddar / Gough’s Cave / Hiking Cheddar Gorge

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DAY 3 – Wookey Hole Caves

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DAY 4 – Stonehenge / Sailsbury Catherdral

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“You know all those things you want to do, you should do them.”

CustomMadeCharacter xo