The Little Things

Sunday, 26 July 2015
I've most definitely jumped on the minion bandwagon, I love them, they are cute and adorable. I went to see the film the other day having no idea what to expect but hearing that it wasn't very good I kept my expectations low. Thankfully it was really good, it's one of those films that makes you laugh, a easy film you want to put on when you're feeling down. It was enjoyable. I also got a minion pillow, its nice and squishy and extremely cuddly. 

Last Sunday was my cousin's daughters christening, it was a beautiful and lovely day. I'm not a big fan of kids and holding babies but she is the cutest baby ever, and has a gorgeous name (Lucia Lily) with a mix of Italian, English and Indian she is going to be beautiful! It was nice catching up with family, putting on a pretty dress and enjoying a day off from work. Although I did end up with the biggest blister on my food, thanks to my sister giving me her 'comfy' shoes to wear.

Lastly, Aflie celebrated his seventh birthday. I know too some it might be silly celebrating dogs birthdays but since he lost his best friend this year we wanted to spoil him even more. I bought him lots of toys, my sister insisted on me buying a birthday hat so she could take photos, as well as getting him a birthday cookie especially for dogs. He has such a fun day and had no clue which toy he wanted play with first.

What little things have made your week?

A day trip to Cambridge - Fitzwilliam Museum and Sedgewick Museum of Earth sciences.

Saturday, 25 July 2015
Honestly, we couldn't really find much to do in Cambridge other than visiting museums which doesn't bother me since I find them interesting but it is also nice to have a varied day! The last two museums we visited were the Fitzwilliam museum and the Sedgewick museum of earth sciences. 

The Fitzwilliam museum is a art and antiquities museum and home to artifacts from ancient Grease, Sudan, Rome, Egypt, applied arts such as pottery, porcelain, fans, furniture and more. There is really such a large variety of artifacts, which you can find out more about here

There was some really interesting artifacts, some of my favourites included the many types of swords and daggers, as well as a armored. mechanical hand for those who had lost their hands for battle. We also saw the men on panthers, known as Rothschild Bronzes which are claimed to be the only surviving bronzed statues from Michelangelo. Of course my favourite part of the museum was the Ancient Egypt section, a time period I have been fascinated with since I was a little girl. I could marvel at their pretty trinkets, inscriptions for ages, my favourites being the mummified animals. 

The Sedgewick museum of earth sciences is Cambridge's oldest museum, it is home to more than 10.000 fossils, minerals and rocks. The museum takes you through a journey spanning 4.5 million years from from the building blocks of the planet, to fossils of animals, evolution and more. 

This was one of my favourite museums out of the ones we visited, I love reading about fossils and evolution, and seeing what animals went extinct in certain time periods and why. We spent over an hour in here because there really is so much to look at and learn with plenty of information. 

The best part about all of these museums is that they are free! 

Let me know below what museums are your favourites.

Review - Dermaflage dermal filler*

Friday, 24 July 2015
I've talked about my facial scars on my blog before, I've used products that have finally worked in reducing the appearance and redness but I do have scars that dip into the skin. These can still be seen with make up, and when the sun is shining on my face it is the first thing I notice. I've used products in the past that claim to smooth out the skin which haven't worked. 
Dermaflage dermal filler review

The dermaflage starter kit (£31.95) claims to be the first retail product to mask scars and blemishes. 

How does dermaflage help cover and hide scars and imperfections?
Dermaflage contains a blend of medical grade silicones, pigments and tiny coloured rayon fibres. When these are mixed together they form a safe silicone mask that looks like your skin.

Does it go with make up?
It works with or without make up, it is designed to go over make up, but it does state not to use with liquid foundation.

Whats inside the starter kit? 
Two tubes of dermaflage dermal filler in two shades.
Extended wear brush on primer.
Tools - mixing sticks, application tools, spatula and texture pad.
Full step by step instructions.
Dermaflage dermal filler review

My verdict? So the product states that the product does not go well with liquid foundation and best used with powder. I use liquid foundation and I'm not going to change a beauty routine I am happy with for this product, so this may have affected the results. Firstly, I used the product over my make up which didn't work at all it just lifted the liquid foundation off so I decided to use it under make up.

The first step is the primer, you apply this to the area you want to cover and the surrounding area. The primer forms a barrier to prevent loss of adhesion due to oily skin and perspiration. This should soak into the skin within a few seconds however for me the primer was oily and sticky, it just sat on my skin no matter how long I left it. 
Step two is applying the dermal filler, this can be applied with tools, your fingers or the screw on applicators. Once mixed together however the product dries really quick, the screw on applicators are pretty useless if you are covering a big area since the product dries inside and they become unusable. Instead I mixed it onto my hand then applied it to my skin, again I found this really sticky.

Once the dermal filler is applied the next step is pressing the texture pad onto the skin for thirty seconds, this lets the product dry to match you skin. Once this was done, I couldn't see much difference without make up. It does actually stay on the skin once you apply liquid foundation over the product, however it did like slightly lumpy in some areas. I could see a slight difference my scars did look less visible and skin smoother but I wasn't blown away. Wearing it throughout the day is really comfy.

Taking off the product is really easy, it peels off and looks just like skin. Overall though, I'm not entirely convinced by the product and I'm not sure it is something I would purchase myself. 

*This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 
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