01 septiembre 2014

Leigh-on-Sea Part II

Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea banksy
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea painter
Leigh-on-Sea cakes
Leigh-on-Sea cakes
Leigh-on-Sea church
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea shopping
Leigh-on-Sea church
Leigh-on-Sea church
Leigh-on-Sea flowers

Part 2 of the photographs I took when visiting Leigh-on-Sea with my family. 
After our picnic at the beach we decided to walk up the hill and explore the little town. There are some lovely houses with a gorgeous view of the sea. Even though there are no major shops on the High Street, there are lots of independent stores and charity shops tucked into little alleyways here and there. 

Have you been to Leigh-on-Sea? 

xo

29 agosto 2014

Short Homecoming Dresses 2014

Homecoming season may be coming to an end, but the back-to-school parties are just getting started, which is why I want to share with you my favourite short homecoming dresses from Ihomecoming.com

First we have a couple of fitted or bodycon dresses, with a sexy option and a sweet looking one. The one on the left is obviously the sweet one, and features a really pretty sweetheart neckline with a beautiful lace texture overlay that conceals cleavage and shoulders. I think this dress has a 1920's vibe and looks best with natural makeup. The dress on the right comes in a mysterious dark blue colour with beading all over and a V-neck with small sleeves or shoulder straps to ensure everything stays in place. 


Then we have a couple of skater style dresses, again with a sexy option and a more playful one. The left dress has pastel blue embroidered flowers on the bodice part over a nude sheer fabric that covers the shoulders. It also features a waist-enhancing sash and a layered skirt with lots of volume. The more seductive option is a bit similar to the left dress in the way it has a sheer fabric covering the cleavage, as well as having a voluminous skirt, though the sash is beaded which adds glamour to this dress. How can a long sleeve dress be sexy? you may be wondering, but this dress has a naughty surprise with its backless design resembling a fitted leotard that tucks into the skirt when seen from the back.

             

Find more Short Homecoming Dresses 2014 at Ihomecoming.com.

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xo

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27 agosto 2014

Favourite Summer Lip Products

Burt's Bees tinted lip balm hibiscus, bourjois crayon orange punch, revlon balm stain honey.

Summer is (sadly) going so quickly, but before it ends I wanted to share my favourite summer lip products with you. I'm not a big lipstick wearer as I like to go for a more natural look, so none of my most used products are lipsticks but I love them nonetheless. 

Bourjois Lip Crayon in Orange Punch: Don't be scared by the neon packaging of this lip crayon, it is actually a warm orange that goes really well with olive or yellow skin undertones. It's quite sheer and creamy as well as the Burt's Bees balm, but even more buildable and even provides sun protection with its SPF 15. 

Revlon Balm Stain in Honey: I wrote about this balm stain before and how I was a bit disappointed that it isn't actually a nude, but the fact that it turns a bright pink makes it a great option for summer. This lip stain has a minty scent that tingles on the lips, and the consistency is thicker than the Bourjois option, which makes it a bit more opaque and longer lasting.

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus: This is a really sheer coloured lip balm but you can build it up a bit. I like that it's 100% natural ingredients, including soft flower waxes, shea butter, vitamin E and beeswax. It leaves lips moisturised, soft and with a pretty orange toned pink wash of colour, and because of its compact size, you can take it anywhere. 

What are your favourite lip products for summer? 

xo

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25 agosto 2014

Black Skirt

black skirt
black skirt

Hat: H&M
Linen top: Forever 21
Skirt: H&M
Earrings: Topshop
Boots: H&M
(Similar hat, top, skirt, earrings, boots)

On Thursday they opened a new TK Maxx in town, so we went to have a look around in the afternoon and I got a cardigan. On Saturday we went to Lakeside and I discovered the Gap outlet, where I got a jumper. Today we went to town and got a couple of art supplies and skincare. 
Hope you had a nice bank holiday weekend! 

xo

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22 agosto 2014

Leigh-on-Sea Part I

Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea
Leigh-on-Sea

There are actually quite a few pictures from that day that I wanted to share, so I'll have to do it in 2 parts. 
Leigh-on-Sea is a nice little town on the way to Southend-on-Sea. I hadn't really been there before, only gone past on the train when going to Southend, so it was like a little adventure because I had no idea where I was going. 
My family and I had a picnic by the tiny beach and then decided to explore the town. More pictures to follow soon ;)

xo

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20 agosto 2014

Old Wives Tail Organic Hair Treatment Review & Giveaway

Old Wives Tail Organic Hair Treatments SOS oil

Recently I got contacted by Old Wives Tail, a small hair care company that sells 100% handmade organic products with no additives or chemicals, to try one of their products. 

Since I suffer from a dry and itchy scalp (glamorous) thought that I could benefit from trying the SOS Organic Anti-Hair Loss Oil Treatment, which states it soothes, moisturises and softens the scalp to prevent hair loss. It also mentions that this oil contains anti-bacterial agents that heal scalp infections and remove dead skin cells, as well as having stimulating properties that increase circulation and encourage healthy hair growth. 

Even though I normally experience a bit of hair loss when I brush or wash my hair, it is completely natural and am not concerned about that very much, but what made me select this oil to try is that it mentioned it gets rid of dead skin, which sometimes accumulates on some areas of my scalp and can be visible and embarrassing. 

When I use the SOS oil, I put it all over my scalp and massage to make sure it gets through and then apply some more on the lengths of my hair, after I've left it for an hour I wash it twice to completely get rid of any residue. 

What I really like about this product is that it smells amazing - it contains olive, avocado, almond, lavender, peppermint and clove oils, though it mostly smells of peppermint and lavender. I also noticed that after washing, my hair is noticeably shinier, softer, smoother and it also has more volume at the roots; and the visible dry skin on my scalp has considerably reduced so I will keep on using. 

The only downside that I've found is that this product is very runny and the packaging makes for a bit of a messy application, so a pump would be greatly appreciated. Quite a good product nonetheless, so I would recommend it for dry scalps and for adding more volume to your roots. 

Find the full range of Old Wives Tail products here and check out the competition they are holding on their website, to win two hair oils of your choice here

xo

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18 agosto 2014

New in: July 2014

macarons and nuxe reve de miel
kate moss book
primark cushion

Postcard, macarons and Nuxe lip balms from a Boulogne day trip with my family. Glamour magazine and Clinique chubby stick in Super Strawberry. Kate Moss book from The Works, angora scarf, hat and gloves from the Topshop sale. Souvenirs and sweets from my family. Avon body scrub, Topshop lip balm and H&M hair bow. Luminous white Colgate mouth/teeth care regime. Set of Oral B electric toothbrushes and heads that I won in a competition. Cushion from Primark. 

xo

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