Inspiration | Words to Live Your Life By

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Inspiration | Words to Live Your Life By 

People will judge you, consistently, and recently I've had to deal with some serious hatred and it made me realise that negative people have no place in my life. No matter how much they try to support you, the negativity will always be present and that's not good for you physically or mentally. So today I wanted to give you some inspiration to live your life by when you feel like this ... 


"You are stronger than you realise, as never realise how strong you are until being strong is your only choice" 



"Life is tough my darling but so are you" - Stephanie Bennett Henry 



Repeat after me, I can do this. 



Emma x


  

@Realist_Review 

SC @emmaroserobins

Morning Skincare Routine | Spring Edition

Sunday, 23 April 2017


Morning Skincare Routine | Spring Edition 

Every so often we change our skincare to suit our skins needs and when it comes to Spring/Summer my skincare changes to more light weight products with even more goodness within it. So today I wanted to talk you through my morning products to help balance and protect my skin. 


Dr.Jart+ V7 Balancing Toner This is cheap as chips and really made a huge difference to my skin! I was recently introduced to this little bottle of goodness and it has made a massive difference to the balance of my skin, the oil levels and the feeling of my skin. I use a cotton pad and do this every single morning! 


Olay Total Effects 7 After toning my skin I go straight into moisturiser! Now, with it being summer I prefer a lighter weight moisturiser because I don't want my skin to feel laggy and horrible, so using this moisturiser not only fights 7 signs of ageing but also contains SPF 15 which is a fantastic base. 


Alpha H Absolute Eye Complex Is a must in the mornings for waking me up and really energising that under eye area. This little tube is so slim and is perfect for travelling as it takes up next to no space at all! It hydrates the under eye area and makes it feel so ridiculously soft. 


Philosophy Hope in a Tube Eye & Lip Cream This is a multi use kind of product, you can use this on the under eye area and on the lip area for plumping firming effect. Now as you know I use the Alpha H eye cream, so I always use this Philosophy product on my lip area to ensure a plump pout all day. 



Emma x


  

@Realist_Review 
SC @emmaroserobins

Favourite Swim Styles | Summer Styling

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Favourite Swim Styles | Summer Styling

I know it's only just turned Spring but I am already so excited for it to be Summer it's unreal, so today to tame my excitement slightly I wanted to give you an insight into the swimwear I am living for this season! All links will be included and shop to your hearts content, I know I will be.




Boohoo Paisley Wrap Front Bikini Top & Bottoms


ASOS Gem Encrusted Embellished Bikini



ASOS Blue Snake Print Neoprene Elastic Trim Bikini

Pour Moi Belted Plunge Swimsuit


What are your favourite swimwear styles? 

Emma x

  

@Realist_Review 

My Favourite SS17 Trends Visual Guide

Monday, 17 April 2017

My Favourite SS17 Trends  Visual Guide 

Todays post is a different one but one that I think will be incorporated more into the blog! Spring/Summer is my favourite time of year and today I wanted to give you a visual insight into the styles I'm loving! 







Emma x

  

@Realist_Review 

How to Clear Your Skin | Learn From My Lessons

Friday, 14 April 2017

How to Clear Your Skin | Learn From My Lessons


We all want super clear beautiful radiant skin but a lot of us won't put the time and effort into helping it from the inside out! I admitally haven't helped my skin from day one as much as I could have and now I'm trying to do everything I can to help it. So, today learn from my lessons and start young!


DRINK WATER I don't care if you see it everywhere, you have no idea the difference drinking water makes to not only your skin but also your eyes and body!!!!

Invest in your skincare, even if it's only because it's a couple of pounds more because the extra money spent on the ingredients going into it will really aid your skin in the long run. 


Always use an SPF, even if it's just in your moisturiser or foundation using an SPF will stop your skin getting leathery when your older. 

Double cleanse your skin everyday, this will not only really get all that makeup off and help to get the nasties off it!

Try to keep out of the sun between 11am - 2pm this is when the sun is at it's strongest and will really damage your skin. 


Always be gentle with your skin, so instead of using a normal face flannel try using a muslim cloth. 

Try to sleep with silk pillow cases, this has been proven to help with preventing premature wrinkles! 

Emma x

  

@Realist_Review 

PTSD | Coping With Your Triggers

Monday, 10 April 2017

PTSD | Coping With Your Triggers

My readers who have been here since the beginning will already know but those of you who have only recently found me, my names Emma and I suffer with Anxiety / Depression / PTSD and it's a struggle, and today I wanted to talk about what happened at the weekend and how it effected me. 


Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder. It can develop when people are severely harmed, or experience something extremely upsetting.
PTSD is different from traumatic stress, which is less intense and shorter, and combat stress reaction, which happens to soldiers in wartime situations and usually goes away. PTSD has been recognized in the past by different names, like shell shock, traumatic war neurosis, or post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS).

So, at the weekend I was driving along and all of a sudden heard a bang, the type of bang when you have a car accident and the air bags deploy and the cars impact on one another. The noise instantly took me back to a car accident I experienced when I was 12 and it overtook me, the wave of emotion I experience was unlike anything I've previously experienced with PTSD and I was mentally taken back to the car accident. So I wanted to talk about what to do when this happens to you and how you can help someone who's experiencing a flash back. 


The symptoms of PTSD can vary from person to person, although you may experience some of the following.
Reliving aspects of the trauma:
  • vivid flashbacks (feeling that the trauma is happening all over again)
  • intrusive thoughts and images
  • nightmares
  • intense distress at real or symbolic reminders of the trauma
  • physical sensations, such as pain, sweating, nausea or trembling.
Top Tips: 
  • Talk to someone close to you 
  • Talk through the emotion your feeling 
  • Drink something sugary 
  • Close your eyes and take long, slow, deep breathes
  • Talk to people with similar experiences 
  • Give yourself time to come to terms with the experience

Emma x

  

@Realist_Review 

Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb  

Now we all know what a tissue mask looks like, so I won't scare you with my naked face and a tissue mask on it but today I wanted to do a mini review of the Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask


Now, there's not tones to say about this mask but or even many other tissue masks for that matter as there's not actually that much difference! The amount of product you get in this mask is unreal, you open it up and it is soaking with product so you do get your monies worth. So if your super Davy like me, twist the top over and you've got a whole weeks worth of product!! The only real downsides to the tissue mask is the sharper edges, I personally found using this around areas like my eyes. The mask isn't cut particularly rounded, so it did tend to cut into or sharp edges catch the delicate skin around the eyes. 


Emma x

  

@Realist_Review