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28.5.15

Super Facialist Daily Brightening Cleanser

Una Brennan Firming Brightening Cleanser

Always on the lookout for new skincare to try I decided to purchase the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Neroli Firming Daily Brightening Cleanser when on offer. 

This cleanser helps to make sure skin is "left feeling renewed, smoother and more youthful-looking" as it is formulated with antioxidant Mango Seed Oil and Hibiscus extract to deliver optimum cleansing benefits.

It also contains a tightening Polysaccharide combined with Hyaluronic Acid, known for its hydrating benefits, which further boost this gentle yet effective cleanser. Other ingredients include: grape seed oil, sweet orange peel oil, bitter orange oil and lemon peel oil.

The first time I used it was with my morning routine and come night time I noticed my skin was really soft as I cleansed it again, and that after only one use. It also smells really nice and has a gel like consistency that doesn't foam up but removes makeup, oil and dirt effectively.

Do try Super Facialist Daily Brightening Cleanser if you are looking for a gently exfoliating cleanser with no sulphates. You can find it in Boots.

xo

26.5.15

The Spring Summer Wishlist

celine trio dupe, ikea desk, light jeans

Here is my current wishlist, hopefully I will be getting my hands on these beauties soon:

LG Spirit: I've been thinking about getting a new phone and this one is quite affordable at only £130. It has an 8mp camera and 4.7" screen, so it would be great for using my with favourite app, Instagram. Plus on pay as you go it's 3p a minute, 2p for texts and 1p for a mb of data!.

Nikon 35mm Lens: I love the shallow depth of field that can be achieved with a bigger aperture and this sounds like a good option. If you're looking for a new lens check this one out as at the moment it has £20 cashback.

Elie Saab L'eau Couture: As the days are getting brighter and warmer, it only makes sense to start wearing a lighter and fresher fragrance. After sniffing out a few samples I think this is the one I will be investing my £50+ Boots Advantage card points on. Love the fruity floral notes and the vanilla and almond base. 

Paul Costelloe Triplet Bag: After seeing the Celine Trio bag around so much, I fell in love with it but not so much with the price tag. This Paul Costelloe alternative is a great dupe at only 1/10 of the price and has a removable strap so it can be worn as a clutch as well. 

Light Wash Skinny Jeans: I've been looking for the perfect pair of light wash jeans for so long and so far I haven't been able to find them. These ones from ASOS look quite nice but I'd need to see them in person as I'm not that big on online shopping and prefer to browse in the shops. 

Ikea Micke Desk: I love stationery as well as painting, so a desk's a necessity and this one's tiny so it could fit anywhere. Really like the minimal design and the concealed storage, as well as the fact that you can get other pieces from the range for extra storage. 

Minimal Dressing Room (not pictured): I would love to have a dressing room or closet like the ones I pictured in my last post. To have all my clothes, shoes and accessories organised like that would make it so much easier to get ready in the morning and it also makes the space look amazing. 

Will keep you posted on any wishlist breakthroughs. What's on your wishlist?

xo

23.5.15

Building an Affordable Dressing Room

Minimal Dressing Room

dressing room on low budget
Pictures: Modern Legacy, Stylizimo and Ikea.

Inspired by some pictures I've seen on Pinterest, I decided to look for similar items (even found some exact matches) to achieve a minimalist and clean dressing room/area or walk in closet using affordable pieces. Follow me on Pinterest for more dressing room inspiration

What does your ideal wardrobe look like?

xo

20.5.15

Cute Bags for Any Occasion

One of my favourite things to buy are bags, even though I already have enough (or do I?) so I'm always looking for a good bargain. At http://www.shoespie.com/ they have a many shoes (duh) but also a wide array of bags for ladies online. With so many choices it's hard to pick a favourite, but these 2 options below I really liked. 

Cute Bags for Any Occasion Cute Bags for Any Occasion

I have been looking for more spring and summer friendly clothes and accessories to wear for the next couple of seasons and pastel tones are something that I think would be perfect. The bag on the left features a lovely pastel pink tone with a twin handle and also a long strap to carry over your shoulder if you like. As a little extra it has a small satin ribbon attached in the form of a bow to the base of the handle. If you like cute bags, definitely consider this one. 

The bag on the right is perfect for a night out, party or special occasion. It is a small clutch bag embellished all over which makes it look very sparkly. The black base fabric makes it great for any occasion as it will match with everything. What I love about this bag is the gorgeous decoration on the top with faux diamonds that looks so elegant. Have a look on the Shoespie website as they also have leather clutch bags.

A bag is an accessory that can make or break your outfit, so big or small, sparkly or plain, you are sure to find a bag to your liking in Shoespie.

For cheap shoulder bags check out http://www.shoespie.com/C/Bags-c1-106150/

This is a sponsored post.

xo

19.5.15

Monochrome Stripes

Monochrome Stripes
Monochrome Stripes
Monochrome Stripes
linkdress haul
Monochrome Stripes

H&M Blazer // Dresslink Bag*, Top* and Wallet* // Uniqlo Jeans // Topshop Boots
(Similar: Blazer, Boots)

After an intense week (got called for work 4 out of 5 days), shopping and then a 60th birthday party on Saturday and going down the pub on Sunday I was very tired Monday morning but I had work again and then we went to see Mad Max in the afternoon, not before a quick nap though. I'm constantly tired, just love sleeping too much haha. I'm wearing the top and bag I got sent from Dresslink, be sure to check out their website here as they have really affordable clothes and accessories.

xo

16.5.15

Why I had to stop using The Body Shop's Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil - Not For Me

The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil
The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil

Being a fan of vanilla scents I decided to try The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil when I was given a little money off voucher just outside The Body Shop one day. 

This product is a concentrated perfume oil infused with Madagascan Vanilla Flower and is described as a warm, sensual blend of floral and oriental accords inspired by the tropical island. It also claims to be long lasting and alcohol free. 

When I first tried this perfume oil I was delighted, as it offers a lovely warm vanilla scent and it is very long lasting. Unfortunately it made my skin very itchy and I developed tiny red bumps all over the areas where I applied it (my wrists, mainly) which was a shame as I initially enjoyed using this perfume very much.

Find The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil in store and online.

xo

14.5.15

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion

When it comes to body care, I don't follow a strict regime as I do with my facial skincare, which is not ideal but I'm working on that.

A couple of years back I received some samples of the Garnier Intensive 7 Day Body Lotion and was quite impressed by it, so I really wanted to get a full sized bottle of this product.

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion is from a body care range powered by L-Bifidus for intense hydration that "can be felt even after 7 days after application". 

L-Bifidus reinforces the skin's natural protective barrier to decrease evaporation and maintain longer lasting hydration. It's also enriched with almond oil, which soothes and protects. 

On the back it mentions that it must be used twice a day for several weeks in order to have skin that feels hydrated even 7 days after applying, which is a bit misleading, but I must say skin does still feel softer and supple a couple of days after application.

So because of that and its affordable price and wide availability I would say that I really like this product and would recommend it if you are looking for an efficient body lotion that won't break the bank.

Find Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion in Superdrug and Boots.

12.5.15

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner

Liquid eyeliner is one of my all time favourite makeup products and the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner is a product that I really wanted to try. 

This eye liner has a 0.4 mm precise tip meant to apply smooth and even lines, ink technology that keeps pigments super saturated, a spring cap to keep formula fresh and intensely long lasting.

Having tried this eyeliner for some time now, I can say that it is indeed very precise and easy to apply; it also has very black ink that is not watery and doesn't fade, flake or smudge, even though it doesn't mention to be waterproof. 

If you are looking for an affordable eyeliner that's precise, has truly black ink and will not run then I would recommend the Master Precise eyeliner. 

Find Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner in Boots and Superdrug.

xo

8.5.15

Monochrome Checks

Monochrome Checks
Monochrome Checks
monochrome shirt

Shirt: H&M // Cardigan: GAP // Jeans: Topshop // Boots: Topshop
(Similar: Shirt // Cardigan // Boots)

TGIF! It was actually quite fun today at work, the children had a little tea party at snack time with cucumber sandwiches and mini cupcakes and on the tables they had little teapots with milk, it was too cute! They have a couple of cameras to take pictures of the children, so I said I like taking pictures and asked if I could take the photos and they seemed to really like the ones I took.

xo

6.5.15

Food: Macarons

chocolate raspberry macaron

Hello everyone! hope you had a nice holiday weekend.
This is a picture of a couple of macarons that I got for Christmas. If you like it you can buy some stickers, postcard size print or an A3 poster here (prices start at just £1!).

xo

PS. Last chance to enter my Black Ice giveaway here.

4.5.15

Uniqlo Sale Picks

uniqlo sale picks


Sweat Pullover £12.90 // Polka Dot Pencil Skirt £14.90 // V-neck Cardigan £9.90 

You know how I love a good sale and I've been getting into uniqlo lately as I find their pieces good quality basics that can be turned into lots of different outfits. Also I forgot to add a couple of pictures to my new in post, find out what else I got here.

xo

PS. Enter to win a copy of Black Ice here, ends soon!

1.5.15

New in: April 2015

primark sunglasses
ted baker shower gel
primark flip flops
h&m blazer
white jumper
bourjois silk edition

Got some sunglasses from Primark as I really liked them, even though I always forget to wear them haha I have a couple and I can't seem to remember to use them so I will keep these in my bag for when I go out and it's (hopefully) sunny. 
Then on a trip to Southend that was cut short by a mysterious stomach ache I found this shower gel by Ted Baker in the clearance section in one of the High Street's Boots for less than £2. 
And last but not least, last week I got a Revlon mousse foundation and lipstick from the clearance section in my local Boots for just £2 each, and I also got another Sanctuary Matte Hydra Lotion moisturiser and a Smoothing Silk Polish scrub from Savers for £3 each. 
I had a £5 off voucher when you spent £20 in H&M and couldn't let it go to waste haha so I got a black blazer to wear instead of coats and jackets when it gets a little bit warmer.
Edit: Last but not least, a white jumper from H&M for just £7, and my dear dot got me the new Bourjois Silk Edition Powder, Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat and Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner

xo

PS. Enter for your chance to win a copy of Black Ice here.