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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Problematic Skin Savours : Body Shop

I've battled with my skin for years and constantly tried and felt let down by face washes that are supposed to tackle spots yet just lead to worse skin. I decided to try body shop as I've heard great things even if the price was a bit of putting, Its worth the money without a doubt. I started using the seaweed face wash a couple of months back its aimed for combination skin and I doubt I will ever use any of than this as its great. My skin has cleared up so much its insane, of course I still get the odd breakout. Its so great having spot prone skin ;) After the face wash did wonders for me I decided to splurge a bit more and bought the seaweed toner and the day cream. The toner is great and unlike others doesn't leave your face feeling over dry as for the day cream, its excellent. It keeps my face matte all day, and controls my oily t zone while still being extremely moisturising. 
The next to item's are from the tea tree range. I was on the lookout for some sort of exfoilator/ face scrub and when I stumbled across this tea tree one, I thought well why not. It is a super lovely face scrub, and my face is left so refreshed after use however its quite drying so best used a once or twice a week. The last item is the Blemish fade night lotion, which is basically just an over night moisturiser however it fights spots and gets rid of blemish marks etc. I've only been using it a couple of days but I can already see the difference it makes. The blemish marks are fading and its all down to this beauty of a product.
Overall the body shop skin care range has literally helped my skin so much its unbelievable for the first time i a while my skin is actually under control. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with spot prone, oily combination skin as its worth a try! 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Away We Go : August Birchbox 2014

This is a bit of a late post but I was on holiday when it arrived so as you can imagine when I came home and saw my Birchbox I was beyond excited for it. Especially due to how incredible last month's was. The first thing I adored when I opened my box was the cute clear bag that everything came in, I'm just extremely gutted that mine is broken and doesn't have a zip on it.  However slight sadness aside this month's box is filled with goodies.

Number 4 Super Comb Prep and Protect - This has to be one of my favourite things without a doubt. It's a leave in conditioning spray that de tangles and protects against heat & sun damage. I put it on damp hair, and seriously after blow drying my hair is just frizz but with this wonder on, its actually manageable. I've even not had to straighten my hair its that magic.

Chella Highlighter Pencil - This is again another of my favourites in the box mainly because its so versatile and such a nice nude colour. Not to mention it blends perfectly and doesn't cake with other make-up. It's a great little make up essential.

Nude Progenius Omega Treatment Oil - As I have Oily skin, I haven't even attempted to put this oil on my skin mainly because its aimed for drier skin that needs hydration.  So this product is a bit pointless for me but I've given it to my mum to test out instead.

Vasanti Face Rejuvenatior - Exfoliators are always an essential no matter what skin type you are. I do already have a body shop one I swear by but this one was rather good, it definitely did to what it says and left me with a refreshed complexion. However Its quite a pricey item, so I doubt I would ever repurchase.

Supergoop! Daily correct CC Cream - This was the first cc cream I've tried and I was pleasantly surprised with how well it covered imperfections while leaving my skin feel breathable. However for an extremely pale girl like myself the colour was way to dark for me. It mentions being a natural self adjusting shade but unfortunately it just left me orange.

This month hasn't been as great as last month's however there isn't a doubt that they've packed in some good products not to mention some brand's that I've never heard of.  This is also going to be my last Birchbox, nothing to do with the product, as the boxes I've received have all been great but its just not necessarily things I need.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Taking on the Kimono Trend

//Tile Print Kimono//Black shift dress// black clutch bag// Swallow Necklace from Accersorize// Black Jelly shoes// Watch from asos//

I really have loved the kimono trend this summer and you have no idea how hard its been not to buy tons of them.  But I made a promise to myself that I would control my floral clothes addiction and put a stop to buying to many clothes. I stumbled across this beautiful Kimono from New Look and I had to have it, as of the tile print pattern and the crochet trim plus its great for nights out hence why I've styled it with a little black dress from Misguided. I managed to get the dress for a £10 in the sale which was a definite bargain plus its extremely flattering and so comfy. And no one can resist a little black dress.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Homeware wishlist

In a month's time I will be moving out and living in my new flat. I'm super excited yet extremely nervous at the same time mainly because there are so many things needed. At the moment I'm mainly looking around for decorative accessories at the moment to liven up my room with. I've stumbled across some great things mainly from Debenhams, they literally have the nicest homeware its just a shame I cant afford it all. But two Items I do really love from there is this cute little cushion and this adorable deer trinket pot which is only a £5. The other two Items I'm loving are for the kitchen, first one being these cute little chalk board jars, which are available in blue and green. Then these Kilner drinking Jar's as I think they are perfect. The Last two Items are more stationary based. Go stationary is one of my favourite places to get notepads etc as they have some beautiful designs and this coral bloom diary is just a prime example of that. Last are these cute cut out desk tidy's which I think would be great to store stationary or for other little trinkets.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Monthly Favourites: July

July has been quite a fun filled month including way to many drunken nights out, which I think I'm still recovering from. This month's favourites are mainly products I've fallen back in love with apart from a couple of new additions.
Recently whenever I end up in town, I keep finding myself going home with face masks. It's becoming quite a strange addiction especially to say I would have never used one this time last year. There are so many though its hard to resist! I purchased this dragon fruit sauna one and its perfect, left my skin soft and refreshed plus its self heating.
The next two item's I've received in Beauty subscription boxes. First is the Benefit porefessional which is the perfect primer and comes in Handy for these warm summer days to keep my make up in place. Next is The Molton Brown rhubarb and rose hand cream, which has to be one of the best smelling products I own plus its just a generally great hand cream.
After struggling to find a decent eyebrow product that worked for me, I stumbled across Benefit's Gimme Brow and thought I would give it a go. I'm so glad I did though, as its perfect. It gives my dark brow's more definition and more volume while still looking natural, its a great product.
Pastel colours have always been my favourite especially when it comes to nail polishes. I often pick subtle colours and this pale blue was perfect not to mention, I found it in pound land of all places. 
Another favourite this month is definitely these cute midi rings from Primark. They came with a couple others for £3 but I mainly bought them for the daisy ring as its so pretty. 
Last but not least is the Revlon colour burst matte balm. I did buy three of these a while back, but was never overly keen with them. However recently I've kept reaching for this particular one in the shade elusive. Its quite a subtle pink colour that can be layered for a more bold effect, plus it works as a balm so my lips stay chapped free.

What are your favourites this month and Which products have you tried?

Monday, 28 July 2014

White lace

White lace dress// Yellow Satchel from primark// Map watch // Black cut out boots// Leather jacket//

I've always been a sucker for white dresses especially in lace form as I think they look perfect in the summer and can easily be dressed up and down. I got this dress for a £5 on eBay and is a dupe of an asos dress I've seen so made it even more worthwhile to buy this. Only problem I do have with it is that its super short on me and I'm 5ft 3(I'm so short it hurts) but its wearable with tights and leggings. I've played it safe with this look mainly because its so short, so teamed it up with my reliable leather jacket and cut out ankle boots. Then added a bit of colour with my yellow satchel, and accessories.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Summer Make up Essentials

It's officially summer! Which means i can wear my jelly sandals out well as long as it doesn't rain. Anyway as its getting warmer, I always feel the need to make some alterations to my make up routine.
As much as I love my new foundation it can sometimes just be too heavy on a warm day. When I recently went into body shop, I came across the Tea tree BB cream and I'm happy I impulsed bought it as its perfect it has good coverage, doesn't clog pores however I do suggest if your skin is oily to apply a powder on top as it doesn't help shine very much. I use the Rimmel stay matte powder mainly because its a bargain at £4 and because it does the trick perfectly.
Next up, concealer! As much as i love my trustworthy collection concealer, it just doesn't last very long throughout the day. I got this fit me concealer from Maybelline and its pretty much better version of the collection concealer and it doesn't cake or oxidise which is fab.
Since its warmer, I would say that an eye primer is necessary and i love the benefit stay don't stray. I use it before I put concealer under my eyes and then on my eyelids. It makes me eye make up stay put especially my eye liner.
I fall in love and out of love with eye liners, pretty fast but my current favourite is Soap and Glory's supercat, its a perfect colour and has even better staying power. The next Soap and Glory product which is perfect is the archery brow pen, which I'm loving at the moment, especially since my hair is lighter in the summer it works so well.
The last couple of things, are the sleek blush palette which has just the nicest bright colours, the coral colour especially. Then the mememe highlighter which is great for contouring and just giving certain parts of your face a bit of a glow. As for the lip gloss it has to be benefit plush up gloss in Fauxmance, its a beautifully subtle colour and it keeps my lips moisturised perfectly.

These would definitely have to be my summer make up saviours. What are your essential summer items?