Spring Skin Saviours: Products and Tips

As we go through the Winter to Spring transition many faces have suffered. Whatever your skin type; dry, combination, normal, oily; Your skin has most probably taken a hit from the shift in weather conditions right? Mine definitely has, for a couple of months now my skin has been at its worst ever. Breakouts, dry patches and dullness. So I took action and with some research and recommendations to hand I went out and panic bought as many skincare products I could, in hopes they would salvage my skin.

I can happily say my skin is now starting to get back on track and is almost back to its normal PH balance! So, I bring to you my Spring Skin Saviours! These products have worked wonders on my skin within a matter of days. Bear in mind everyone’s skin is different so not all these products featured may necessarily work for your skin but they are definitely worth a trial, especially if your skin is feeling as defeated as mine was!

My skin type:

  • Normal to dry
  • Sensitive

The product: Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream

How to apply: With clean hands, use your fingertips to massage into skin.

Review: Recommended by my sister, I ran out to get this cream as she said it was great for tight dry skin. After applying just twice a day for two days my skin dramatically changed from dry and taught to soft, supple and my complexion much brighter. And the great thing about this cream is that it can also be used for your body too, so you don’t have to spend money on multiple creams!



The product: Garnier Micellar Water (pictured above)

How to apply: Squirt on to a cotton pad and gently swipe over face in circular motions.

Review: The past year has been all about micellar water, everyones gone crazy about it and for a good reason to. Gone are the days of the long tired cleansing and toning routines to remove your make-up, with this magic water your make-up is removed and your skin cleansed all in one step. I love the Garnier branded water in particular as its great for my sensitive skin and super cheap. Naughtily I was using make-up wipes for a while to cleanse my face as i ran out of cleanser, so my skin become taught and spotty. But after ditching the wipes and using this water for a few days my skin has really cleared up.

The product: Boots Tea Tree and witch Hazel Charcoal Face Mask

How to apply: Splash face with warm water and apply the mask with clean hands to your face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes removing with warm water.

Review: I’ve been searching for a good face mask for a while that can combat my skins unexpected behaviour. Of late my skin has become combination, with spots, oiliness and dry patches. Which is very odd as my skin is usually a very calm normal to dry type. My friend recommended this face mask having used it herself and as my skin always reacts well to witch hazel I thought I’d give it a go! With active charcoal, I could actually feel the mask deeply cleansing through the pores in my skin. And it completely restored my oily skin back to its normal state, leaving my skin feeling fresh and soft.

spring skin saviours


What have been your skin saviours this Spring? Let me know in the comments section, I’m always looking for new product recommendations! 🙂






Step Into Spring, Runway Style: An Overview

And I’m back! After a crazy few months with my dissertation hand in due I am finally back into the full swing of blogging! (I still have my final major project due but I will do my best to post at least three times a week!)

So, I’m sure If you are a sucker for being in the know on all the latest trends like myself, you have been watching the fashion weeks like a hawk! This post will be a roundup of some of my favourite collections for Spring 2016.







So there it is! My top 6 Runway looks for this Spring. What are your favourite collections from this Spring!? Maybe it’s the same as one of mine above? Let me know in  the comments section below and I’ll get back to you, I’d love to hear from you!

CustomMadeCharacter xoxo


Spring Wishlist!

Hello beautiful people and happy February!

Now whilst winter is still very much in action, I’m dreaming of Spring. I’ve never been a big lover of Winter myself, especially whilst I’m a uni, as my room is at a constant sub zero temperature, BRRR! I am definitely  in my element in the Summer months! But until then I’ve been compiling a list of my Spring must haves and turned it in to a pretty little mood board for you guys! 😀 Hope this provides some inspiration for your spring wardrobe revamp!

Spring blog mood board

  1. ASOS Shift Dress with Military Pocket Detail- £35.00- http://www.asos.com
  2. Elsie black croc cut out pointed boots- £24.99- http://www.publicdesire.co.uk
  3. Khaki zip front maxi pencil skirt- £30.00- http://www.riverisland.com
  4. St Tropez gradual tan everyday moisturiser- £9.68 reduced from £12.25!- http://www.beautybay.com
  5. Fenchurch Bardot crop top- £16.00- http://www.bankfashion.co.uk
  6. EOS smooth sphere strawberry sorbet lip balm- £5.95- http://www.beautybay.com
  7. Marc Jacobs daisy dream- From £38.50- http://www.theperfumeshop.com

 I’d love to know what trends you’re lovng this Spring 2015 and even ones that youre not feeling so much! Leave your comments down below!

George xox

Winter into Spring

Spring’s here! And its looking set to be a pretty warm one already! 

And one of the hardest things to get right is what to wear in those awkward weeks that we transition from Winter to Spring. When the weather isn’t really quite sure on itself. (But then again in England, when is it ever!?) Here’s an ootd post I put together for a casual,  sunny spring day! 🙂



I teamed the sheer oversized top with a leather jacket as it’s still quite chilly and it works well with the cutout boots to give the look a slightly edgier feel.




Glamorous Oversize T-shirt in Sheer Daisy Jersey-  ASOS- £18.00

Black Jersey Leggings- Miss Selfridge- £14.00

Black Chunky Buckle Cut Out Boots- River Island- £35.00

Black Faux Leather Jacket- New Look



I kept my makeup simple with a bold matte lip. I used Illamaqua’s matte lipstick in colour ‘Scandal.’ Which is one of my favourite Illamasqua lip colours to date, a gorgeous shade of pink! And for a dewy glow and added definition I applied Benefit’s ‘High Beam’ to the corners of my eyes, under my brows and above my cheekbones.


Happy Spring bloggers!