Sunday, 14 January 2018

Simple Skincare: Hydrating Booster

Simple Skincare: Hydrating Booster

Now, I know it looks like I'm a bit late to the bandwagon with this product, but it's not that. Rest assured, I've been using this product for a good few months behind the scenes to give you my honest and real opinion of it. For me, I need to try out skincare for a good length of time to really see if the product has/hasn't worked for me. 

Simple is a brand that has been in my bathroom cabinet for as long as I can remember. Even back to my teen years, this has been a brand that I have loved. Probably because it as always been so affordable and actually works. The Hydrating Booster does exactly what it says on the...tine/tube/box?! It's a saviour for dry skin, giving an extra boost of moisture and hydration to your skin. A little of this product goes a really long way, with just a small amount needed to cover your whole face. The formula is really lightweight, so it doesn't leave your skin feeling slathered with moisturiser. I hate how moisturisers for dry skin tend to be so thick, heavy and sticky - not for me. 


Simple Skincare: Hydrating Booster

The Hydrating Booster can be used in three ways. As a hydrating priming layer before moisturiser, a booster to be added to your normal moisturiser or applied directly to very dry or dehydrated areas before applying moisturiser. I tried all the ways of using the product, but my favourite was to use it as a primer. The product sat really well underneath my normal moisturiser and didn't leave my skin feeling too heavy or congested. On no-makeup days when I want to let my skin breath, I have also used this product without following with a moisturiser. Even on its own, it leaves my skin feeling really nourished and hydrated. I really notice the difference in my skin when I haven't applied this product - it's definitely going to stay as part of my skincare routine. 


Have you used this product too? I'd love to hear your thoughts too. Let me know in the comments, or find me on on Instagram and Twitter. Here's to 2018 and another year of favourites. 
Love, Kate xx

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Goals for 2018



Oh Hello, Happy New Year!

Welcome back to another year in the world of Kate Morgan Cecilia. Last year, I really enjoyed setting myself some goals to focus on for the year, read the blog post here. Whilst I'm not one for resolutions - I always fail these - goals I seem to be much better at sticking too. At the end of the year, I love looking back on these goals and seeing how far I've come - you might have seen this in last weeks blog post.

All in all, 2017 was a pretty good year for me. I feel like I have grown as a person, I have a newfound sense of independence that I have never experienced before and the ability to put my happiness first. It was also a pretty good year for my blog - collaborations, events - all exciting stuff that I want continue with into this year. With that said, it's on to my goals for 2018:

1. Spend my time more meaningfully - instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media. Now, this obviously doesn't count the social media work that is required for my blog. But, it's the mindless scrolling that I do, particularly when watching TV or when I get home from work. It's completely pointless and such a waste of my time. This also leads nicely on to my second goal...

2. Getting up and straight out of bed on weekday mornings - no scrolling through my phone. This is honestly going to be the hardest goal, but it's something that I have wanted to break for a long time.    Before work, I'm going to plan to get up and out of bed as soon as my alarm goes off. Get myself ready for work and then look at my phone. There really is no need for me to get stuck in a social media hole before I have even got out of bed.

3. Travel more - this goal has been carried over from last year, as I wasn't so great at achieving it. So, for 2018, I want to travel to at least three new places. I already have Thailand booked so that just leaves two more new places - abroad or in the UK.

4. Complete Veganuary and work towards eating more vegan meals throughout the year - as you read this, I will be seven days into Veganuary. As a huge meat/animal produce eater, this will be a real challenge for me. I'm not sure how I will feel at the end of the month, but I really want to at least start eating less meat and more vegan/plant-based meals. I know it's better for the environment and better for my health in the long term.

5. Volunteer - throughout my time at University, I used to do a lot of volunteering. I really miss it. So, for this year I want to start volunteering again, giving something back. I'm not sure where, or what yet - but I'll be sure to keep you updated.

6. To keep growing Kate Morgan Cecilia - feels very strange to refer to myself in the third person, but Kate Morgan Cecilia, as in this - the blog. 2017 was a big year of growth and opportunities for me and my little blog. I want to continue this trend for 2018. To keep regular posts, daily updates on Instagram and more attention paid to my Twitter account.

7. To keep self-care a priority in my life - I did really well with this last year, and I really saw the benefits of doing so. I want to continue the trend I set last year - reading, pamper time etc - and add to it. Including, getting back into a routine with the gym and setting aside proper time for foam rolling/stretching/yoga.

Alongside these goals, I also want to continue some of the good work that I did last year, including:
- To continue organising my time well
- To keep ticking things off my 30 before I'm 30 list
- To continue making my happiness a priority
The last being my utmost priority and the one goal that all the other goals feed into.

I hope you are having a brilliant 2018 so far. I'd love for you to share some of your 2018 goals with me. Let me know in the comments, or find me on on Instagram and Twitter
Love, Kate xx

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