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The only palette you'll need.

21 October 2014


I'm back... I've not posted in a while, and I'm not promising that I'll post every day, because realistically I'm not, but I'm going to try to post when I can.

I've not bought an eyeshadow palette in so long and it's all because of this little beauty, the Too Faced Natural Eyes Collection. Since buying this I've not really wanted to use anything else. This compact tin contains 9 shades, ranging from light to dark, matte to shimmery... it has everything.

Blog Sale | July 2014

15 July 2014


The perfect summer bases.

13 July 2014



As summer has finally decided to arrive in the UK here are a few of my favourite light weight bases. My check list for a good summer base are a) long lasting b) SPF c)  lightweight and d) good coverage.

Massive Body Shop Haul

12 July 2014



Things got out of control about a week ago when The Body Shop had a 40% off everything sale going on, plus 40% off already discounted items in the sale. Now if you've been around here before you'll know that I have a few products from The Body Shop that I love and have been using for years, but in this haul I've branched out and there are a whole lotta' newbies that I am yet to try.

MONEY OFF at Feel Unique | Deals & Discounts

19 June 2014

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ bottle

If you haven't signed up to Feel Unique yet then where have you been? Feel Unique is one of the top destinations for beauty currently on the web. Stocking brands such as Bare Minerals, Aveda, Caudalie and a current fave of mine La Roche-Posay.

Review: Origins Clear Improvement Mask

13 June 2014


Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal mask

This mask truly is one of the best out there for clogged and decongested skin. The activated charcoal acts like a magnet, drawing out all of the nasties that clog up your skin causing dullness and blemishes. The white China clay absorbs environmental pollutants which can build up on your skin during the day, particularly if you live in a big city. Then the Leictein dissolves any other impurities that may be clogging up your skin.

Clarins Made-to-Measure Tan & the Clarins SALE Preview Sign Up

07 June 2014



Having blemish prone skin I have always struggled with self-tanning my face, every product that I have tried was oily, greasy and I was terrified of it breaking my skin out even more. My second concern was the colour, I'm rather pale and I was afraid of waking up with a streaky, orange face and having to go into work looking a complete mess.

Tesco Home Wishlist

02 June 2014



Tesco Home have really upped their game recently. I picked up the Tesco Spring/Summer 2014 Homebook whilst in my local store and they have some truly gorgeous items in there. A fair few items were swiftly added to my wishlist and here it is.

Summer Sequins | Label Lab Sequin Cover Up

31 May 2014


Sequins are something that I normally associate with Christmas, the festive period and fancy evenings out in the colder months. I have never really considered wearing sequins during the summer, never mind during the day as a more casual look.

What to Pack for a Weekend Away.

16 May 2014


I always feel like packing for a weekend away is a bit of a challenge, but I like that. It's a case of packing minimally whilst still ensuring that you have enough outfit choices and that everything mixes and matches. I find that the best way to do this is to stick to basic colours, black, white, grey, navy etc. If you need to add in a bit of colour do it with accessories or a coat/jacket.

Maybelline Lip Gloss Lovin'

15 May 2014


Maybelline ColorSensational Shine Gloss are my current lip gloss fave. Previously I owned the Maybelline ColorSensational Cream Gloss in the shade Nude Pearl, and while it was hydrating the colour just didn't sit right with my skintone I came to realise. The pale creamy nude just wasn't good against my already pale skin.

Getting the Most Out of Your Products

14 May 2014


Coming to the end of a product that you absolutely love? Is it a pricey one? This simple tip could help you get a bit more product for your money. 

Statement Necklace Loving.

13 May 2014


I went into Primark for some new cushions for our living room and I came out with these 4 gorgeous necklaces. I don't really wear a lot of other jewellery, but I love a big necklace. I tend to wear quite plain outfits so I find that a statement necklace just adds a bit of something extra. Even if I have a super casual outfit on of jeans, trainers and a plain tshirt, whip on a big statement necklace and suddenly the outfit looks a bit more presentable.

Haul Part 3 | Beauty and the Accessories

12 May 2014


Here's part 3 of the massive haul. I went a bit mad in Boots. I'll post more detailed reviews on these beauty products in the next few weeks.

Haul Part 2 | The Shoes

11 May 2014


Here's part 2 of my massive haul...shoes. I haven't really bought any shoes in a while as I have lived in the same few pairs of boots/trainers all winter so I went a bit crazy.

Haul Part 1 | The Clothes



Things got a bit spendy last weekend so this weekend I am vowing not to leave my flat for fear that I may buy something else. But then again there is always online shopping...hmmm. Keep me away from my laptop! And phone...This was going to just be one post, but as I got writing I realised I had so much stuff to talk about that I have had to split it up into 3 parts.

Confessions of a Whistles Addict

10 May 2014


Things got a bit spendy last weekend so this weekend I am vowing not to leave my flat for fear that I may buy something else. But then again there is always online shopping...hmmm. Keep me away from my laptop! And phone...This was going to just be one post, but as I got writing I realised I had so much stuff to talk about that I have had to split it up into 3 parts.

The perfect partner for drying acne treatments.

08 May 2014



I have been absolutely loving this moisturiser from Bioderma. It's the Sebium Hydra Moisturising Compensating Care for weakened acne prone skin. I had started using a pretty drying treatment for acne from my doctors months ago but after roughly 3-4 days I gave up as my skin was red, sensitive and every moisturiser that I used (even ones for sensitive skin) stung and burned so badly! Once my skin had got back on track (there were still blemishes but it wasn't red and sore) I tried it again, and sure enough after a few days I gave up.

Spring Clean Part 3.

06 May 2014


Sorry I missed this post last week, I took my own advice and had yet another Spring clean and this time it got serious. It resulted in basically a whole day being spent uploading things to Ebay...120 items! I can't believe I even had that much to throw away. Check it out here. (Just a note- some items are my mums and she is away until 19th May so they won't be able to be posted until then).

It's week 3 of the Spring Clean series and this week is all about skincare and makeup.

Where do you store  your skincare? 

Bathroom or bedroom? I personally store just the things that I need to in the bathroom, cleansers, manual exfoliators and masks, basically anything that requires me to wash it off with water. The rest such as toners, chemical exfoliators, treatments and moisturisers all stay in the bedroom. I've researched this and reportedly the heat and moisture in the bathroom can cause products to 'go-off' quicker. Talking of products 'going-off' here is the info on roughly how long we should be keeping opened products, some of this may surprise you.

  • Shower gel: 24 months
  • Shampoo: 24 months
  • Sunscreen: 12 months
  • Cleansers: 12 months
  • Serums: 6-12 months
  • Moisturiser: 12 months
  • Acne treatments: 24 months
Be wary of any natural/organic products as these won't contain the usual preservatives so they may not last as long. Remember if it doesn't smell or look like it did when you first bought it throw it out

The majority of my skincare, e.g. moisturisers, serums, treatments and eye creams are stored in the IKEA Alex in my bedroom. I have used the MUJI PP Storage Baskets to separate out different types of products so that everything is easy to find. If you're looking at the images thinking that there are a lot of moisturisers in there then you would be right...I still think that I am trying to find 'the one' for me. My skin is so changeable so I need something for every occasion and eventuality.

Makeup storage. 


I store the majority of my makeup in the IKEA Alex set of drawers in my bedroom. I have used MUJI PP storage baskets in various sizes to split everything up into sections. Any items that I want to use up or swap into my routine goes in the MUJI drawers on the top of the Alex. Then I have an everyday makeup bag with my current essentials in too.

Makeup also has recommended use by dates.
  • Foundation: 6 - 12 months 
  • Concealer: 6 -12 months
  • Powders (including blusher/bronzer): 6 - 24 months
  • Eye shadow (powder): 24 months | Eye shadow (cream): 6 months
  • Eye liner (pencil): 24 months | Eye liner (liquid): 3 months
  • Mascara: 3 - 6 months
  • Lipstick: 24 months
Anything that you've had open and been using for longer than the recommended time puts you at risk of infection from bacteria. To keep your makeup in tip-top condition make sure that you are regularly cleaning your brushes to stop oil transferring onto your powders etc. Check out this brush spot cleaner from The Pro Make Up Shop, or for a deeper clean try the ELF Brush Shampoo or some good old Dr Bronners liquid soap. Another product that I have found is this makeup antibacterial spray, again from the people at The Pro Make Up Shop (full review here). It's just genius! You just spray it onto your powders, leave it to dry and it removes all the bacteria from the surface of your compacts/eyeshadows etc.

Basically the message of this post is to throw away anything that is old- it may be harbouring harmful bacteria. Find a new home for skincare/makeup that you aren't going to use that is still in date. There is no point in keeping it.

After writing this post it spurred me on to do a beauty tidy-up. I should have taken the photos afterwards! Maybe that's a post for another time...

Review: Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB

29 April 2014



This is Estee Lauders latest addition to the double wear line. Now put all your previous misconceptions of the double wear foundations aside as this is for the most part very different.

This lightweight offering brings more coverage than your average BB cream, it's definitely more like a lightweight foundation, but it still has the staying power that you have come to expect from the double wear line.

This product is oil free, fragrance free and non acnegenic, so it's a good one for those who are blemish prone but it is my no means a mattifying product. This product still manages to give a subtle glow that you would expect from a BB cream.

It really is a good all rounder. Add in SPF 30 and a great range of shades (I have intensity 1.0 -the lightest, which is slightly pink toned) and you've found your perfect summer base. I'd advise trying to get to an Estee Lauder counter to find your perfect shade. If you're rather pale like me and struggle with BB creams coming out too orange/dark then this one is for you.

I apply this with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and it applies beautifully. It gives a slightly glowy, dewy finish but definitely don't be put off by this if you have blemish prone skin as it covers minor blemishes and perfects and evens skin-tone.

Spring Clean Part 2.

24 April 2014


Welcome back to the second part in my Spring Clean series. This week I am going to focus on some of the good bits, the bedroom - clothes and accessories.

Bedroom:

  • Take everything out of your wardrobe, yep everything, throw it all out onto your bed.
  • Try on every item of clothing, and create 4 new piles
    1. To throw away
    2. For Ebay/Charity
    3. Needs some TLC (e.g. buttons sewing on) 
    4. To keep
  • Throw it away if you a) haven't worn it in yonks b) it no longer fits c) its damaged beyond repair.
  • Sort through for the best stuff that someone else may want - donate this to family, a friend or throw it in the for Ebay/Charity pile.
  • Some people don't have the time or patience required to put many items on Ebay. Be realistic...if you don't get it online in the next 2 weeks, bag it up and send it to the charity shop. Lets face it, you'll just "never get round to it".
  • Same goes for the pile that needs some TLC-  if you're the kind of person who isn't likely to whip out a needle and thread, send these to the charity shop now, otherwise they'll sit in a to-do pile for months.

Organising your wardrobe:

So now that the amount you are trying to cram into your wardrobe should have reduced considerably organising it should be much easier.

It's up to you how you organise your clothes, whether that be by work/leisure wear, by type of item, or by colour it's up to you. I prefer to organise by types of items as I don't really have work specific clothes, and I don't have that many bright coloured clothes so organising by colour is a bit pointless.
  • Sort your clothes into different piles according to how you are organising your wardrobe
  • Make sure everything goes back into the wardrobe on appropriate hangers so that nothing is going to fall off, or be pulled out of shape by the hanger
  • For this reason I prefer to fold knitwear and store this in a drawer in the bottom of my wardrobe
  • Also for jeans I store these in a drawer as they don't really need to be hung up.

Organising your drawers:

I mainly use drawers to store items of clothing that aren't going to crease easily, as I said before this is jeans, jumpers and then some of my basic t-shirts.

I also use drawers to store underwear, socks and accessories. I find that the best way to store these if you have a big wide drawer is to use a drawer divider. I personally use this set from Ikea which is amazing value. For £6 you get 6 different sized boxes which you can use all in one drawer or just use a few of them in different drawers depending what you are storing. These are great for separating out underwear, socks and tights etc.

As for jewellery as you can see in the photo above I have a shallow drawer in my dressing table where I keep all of my necklaces and main items of jewellery. I have a few smaller boxes within this drawer to keep things organised. I like to keep the jewellery that I wear everyday in the clear MUJI unit at the front so that it is easy to find when I am rushing out the door in a morning.

When I lived with my parents I had multiple hooks on the inside of my wardrobe doors where I could hang necklaces and so that they were easy to see and find, but as I now have sliding wardrobe doors and in our rented flat we can't put hooks in the wall it will be living in the drawer for now.

In terms of cleaning out your jewellery, throw away anything that's broken, throw away anything that is discoloured and just anything that you really aren't going to wear any more. Sort out by type of item, have a place for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings so that you can easily find what you are looking for.


Remember to check back next week for my skincare and makeup spring clean and storage post.


Spring Clean part 1.

17 April 2014


Last weekend I didn't have any plans and so I decided to give my life a bit of a Spring clean. The flat got the most intense cleaning and tidying session it has ever had since we moved in just over 2 years ago. This included all rooms, all drawers, cupboards and boxes. Nothing was left untouched and it resulted in bin bag after bin bag being filled. The end result...well a more clean, serene and relaxed flat.

Here are my top tips part 1 to Spring clean your life / house / bedroom.

Rules that apply to everything:
  • Be ruthless, don't leave any drawer unturned.
  • Set yourself a time scale- if you haven't used something in the past 6-12 months get rid of it.
  • Anything broken or damaged -throw it out, why are you keeping it?


Kitchen:
  • Get right to the back of those cupboards, any old tins of food and anything past its sell by date get rid of it
  • Deep clean the oven- the Oven Pride cleaning system is amazing for this.
  • Wipe down the inside of the microwave and rid your toaster of all the crumbs that gather in the bottom.
  • Empty the fridge, then using an antibacterial spray wipe down all of the shelves and drawers. 


Living room:
  • Remove and wash all cushion covers/throws from the sofa.
  • Move the sofa and have a clean behind it/ underneath it
  • Then remove all the sofa cushions and have a good hoover. Check first for loose change and lost treasures that might have wormed their way into the sofa.


Office/Study:
  • If you're anything like me there is bounds to be mounds of pointless papers/leaflets and receipts all over. Sort these out, throw away what you don't need and file away anything important.
  • Be sure to invest in some good storage. Check out the Martha Stewart range at Staples for some gorgeous filing/storage ideas.
  • Spring cleaning your life isn't just about physical objects, give your computer/laptop a spring clean too. Organise all your folders, files and photos. Delete anything you don't need, especially all those temporary downloads files.
  • While you're at it, why not give your phone/tablet a clean up too. Delete all the apps that you don't use, and go through those photos and delete the dodgy pocket shots, blurry photos, and those that you have 10 versions of because you were 'trying to get the focus just right'.

As I seem to have far too much to say on this subject (such a tidy/neat freak) keep an eye out for part 2 which will be up next Thursday.

I'm always on the lookout for better storage, tidying and organising ideas so let me know any of yours in the comments below.

Save the Blow Dry is back in a gorgeous new colour.

15 April 2014

Save the Blow Dry Shower Cap

For all of you who have the original 'Save the Blow Dry', it's back in a gorgeous new turquoise colour. This is definitely much more "me" than the bright pink version. For those of you who haven't heard of the Save the Blow dry shower caps, here's the low down.

This is by no means an ordinary shower cap, this moisture eliminating, huge shower cap is bound to be a hit with almost everyone.

For those who wash their hair every other day but shower everyday wear this in between hair-washes to keep your hair style intact. So often hair is ruined by humidity, heat and water in the shower, but the Save the Blow Dry shower cap consists of a waterproof outer layer and an innovative super-absorbent microweave layer inside to zap moisture away from your hair.

For those of you with long or thick hair don't worry about all of your hair fitting in, this shower cap is simply huge when compared to others out there.

For those of you who wash your hair everyday you may be saying "I don't need a shower cap" but I have been using mine turned inside out with a hair treatment on. This can help the treatment to work more effectively and it also stops the treatment from running off and getting everywhere.

As I mentioned I do wash my hair nearly everyday as it is fine, straight and thin and things get greasy and flat pretty quickly. Occasionally I have a no-hair-wash day on a Saturday and just rub in a bit of dry shampoo come Sunday morning if I'm having a lazy Sunday. But for the majority of the time I have no use for a shower cap.

That being said this shower cap has made using my pre-shampoo Philip Kingsley Elasticizer treatment a dream. I simply dampen my hair and split it  into large sections, then I work the treatment through the damp ends of my hair. I then turn my 'Save the Blow Dry' shower cap inside out, place it over my hair making sure everything is inside, and leave it for 20 minutes. This really has made a difference, as before I was trying to use cling film to keep the heat in and the treatment on my head for 20 minutes. Believe me this was messy and awkward...

You can buy Save the Blow Dry from savetheblowdry.com for £14.95 plus a small shipping fee. Be sure to check out the pink version as well.

The Best Lip Balm Ever.

10 April 2014





I wouldn't normally think that it was worth doing a whole post about a lip balm but this one is in a league of it's own. The Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm is reportedly sold somewhere in the world every 28 seconds. This cult favourite is like no other lip balm that I have tried, it is ultra-hydrating and rich yet it still manages not to be greasy and oily. The title of this post might seem like a bold claim but nothing else really seems to live up to it now, not in terms of soothing dry, chapped lips and making them soft and supple.

For me it is like a thick, creamy honey that you can use on your lips or even on areas of really dry skin. It has all the top simple yet effective ingredients in it that we have come to expect from French Skincare and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed if you try this product. 

Granted it may seem a little pricey... "£9.50 for a lip balm!" I hear you say, but watch out for the offers and deals online. Escentual frequently have discounts and deals running, which is when I bought mine. I managed to whip this one up whilst the French Skincare promotion was running and I got it for a third off, bargain. As the product is such a hydrating, thick rich cream you hardly need to use any, so this little glass pot is bound to last for absolutely ages. 



French Pharmacy Haul

25 March 2014

 


This month Escentual.com has up to a 1/3 off French Pharmacy brands and sure enough before the month is over I've made an order...I couldn't resist. There's still a few products on my wishlist that might have to wait until pay day next month. This time round I've bought a few favourites, some staples and a few newbies to be added to the collection.

The Staples


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] - This helps to keep my skin under control. Its the perfect blend of spot fighting ingredients without being harsh and drying, perfect for sensitive blemish prone skin. A cult classic I'm sure you've heard many people raving about.

Vichy 3-in-1 Cleanser, Scrub & Mask - The perfect multi-tasker. It's a timer saver and a space saver . I love the clay textured cleanser, perfect for oily skinned gals. I like to take the 3-in-1 thing literally, I apply it to a damp face, rubbing in circular motions to cleanse and exfoliate, but then I leave it on my face to dry for a few minutes to really absorb excess oil, then wash off with a flannel/wash cloth.

The Favourite


Caudalie Beauty Elixir - I love this stuff. I find the smell so refreshing and yet so relaxing. A spritz of this instantly has the ability to calm me or wake me up depending on my mood. The added bonus is that it leaves my skin with a healthy glow.

The Newbies


Nuxe RĂªve de Miel Honey Lip Balm - As soon as I got this I had to try it. I've heard it being raved about on so many other blogs so I needed to try it for myself. The texture is like no other lip balm/butter that I've tried. It delivers intensive nourishment and smells so good!

Bioderma Sebium Hydra - Moisturising Replenishing Care - This one's not technically discounted over on Escentual.com but it's still a French Skincare product. I've been looking for something like this for so long! A moisturising and soothing balm for dried out, fragile, acne-prone skin that's taken a beating from all those drying spot treatments. I'll let you know how this one goes...


The Body Shop | Deals & Discounts

22 March 2014






I scored the mother of all deals yesterday in The Body Shop. Let's not go into numbers but basically I managed to save twice as much as I spent. All I can say is...sign up to those emails from The Body Shop so that you're the first to know about deals and discounts. I've been known on numerous occasions to rush to The Body Shop in my lunch hour after an email popped into my inbox that morning. 

If you're a regular at The Body Shop too, I'd really recommend signing up to their Love Your Body membership scheme. You get 10% off all year round plus extra free gifts, sneak peaks and special events. The email that had me running to The Body Shop yesterday was in fact a 20% off member exclusive plus free gifts worth £30.50 if I spent over £25! Even though the above offer might not be relevant now The Body Shop always has deals on their website

So I'm sure you're itching to know a bit about the products...

My main reason to head to The Body Shop is skincare, and this time was no different. I've picked up a few staples which I've mentioned numerous times before on here, the Tea Tree Night Lotion, the Aloe Protective Serum and the Vitamin E Eye Cream. The Night Lotion helps to fade blemishes over time, the Protective Serum is a great basic serum, perfect for those with sensitive skin or for those trying out serums for the first time and the Vitamin E Eye Cream is a great basic eye cream for all skin types, particularly younger skin that doesn't need strong anti-ageing ingredients. 

Next up is a new one for me, the Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion, a lot of the moisturisers that I use don't have a built in sunscreen, so for day's when I was a quick and easy all in one product I thought that this would be a great option. I tried this out yesterday and I loved how it wasn't oily, but it was still quite hydrating and left my skin comfortable all day. Usually when I use my REN EverCalm moisturiser things can get really shiny after lunch time, but things were still fairly matte with a little dewiness right up to the end of the day with this one. 

This Facial Massager caught my eye whilst I was browsing the skin care section and I highly recommend picking one up. It's supposed to be used after moisturising as an extra step in your routine to help your moisturiser sink into your skin more and thus work more effectively. I've only used it a few times but it was so relaxing and it definitely gave my skin a bit of a glow due to the improved circulation. As for any longer term benefits - I'll keep you posted. 

So that was all that I actually bought, and then the other 4 products were my free gift with purchase. There's a few products in here that I've been wanting to buy for a while so resisting temptation has paid off this time. The Honeymania Body Butter is the biggest bargain, it's usual worth £13! It smells amazing and I've been wanting to try the Honeymania range since it came out so I was pleased to see this in there. Then there is the Elderflower Eye Gel, an unperfumed, cooling and refreshing eye gel. One for the summer maybe? Another product that is new to me... the Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, this stuff smells gorgeous. I've never actually noticed this range before but it's definitely one to check out. Last up is the Shea Lip Butter, again not a product that I have actually tried before, but it has a lovely buttery texture.

What I liked so much about this free gift bag was that it was filled with 4 full size products, all of which I hadn't tried before so it was a great way for me to try them out without having to buy them. My mantra with the Body Shop is definitely to stock up on my skincare staples that I use nearly everyday whilst there are these amazing deals on as it saves me money in the long run and sometimes I get some amazing free gifts.


Whistles clutch bags...aren't they Gorgeous?

14 March 2014


I made good use the 25% off at Whistles voucher that was in Grazia magazine this week. Grab yourself a copy if you can still find one of them in stores.

Firstly I bought this gorgeous pale turquoise/green colour Rivington Clutch (think of the Tiffany's blue colour and it looks like that in person). This is going to be perfect for the summer, I love the bright colour and the across-the-body chain means that it can be worn more casually during the day. It's a good size too, it is large enough to fit an ipad in (the large ones) so there is plenty of room for all my stuff.

Before I ordered the Rivington I had really deliberated about getting a black croc version as it is such a classic, and I knew it would be something that I would use all of the time, probably more than the brightly coloured version, but I went for the pale green one any ways...

Then the next day I bit the bullet and ordered the Medium Clutch in the Shiny Black Croc Leather (because they had sold out of the Rivington in the black croc! A few days later and now they have sold out of the Medium version...sorry guys. You can find the small black croc clutch here though... or try your luck in a store).

I'm starting quite the collection of Whistles pouches/clutches now and I can't see me stopping any time soon. They're so simple, classic and versatile, a real style staple that I will be using for years.

Another Alpha-H QVC order

13 March 2014




Ladies...keep an eye out on QVC as there are definitely some deals to be had on there. I got this combo 3 piece-deal, which includes the Balancing Cleanser, a supersize Liquid Gold and the Absolute Eye Complex for only £32.00! Considering the 200ml Liquid Gold is £37 on it's own this was an absolute bargain.

These deals come and go very quickly, I snapped this one up whilst flicking through the tv channels late one night, I saw it, quickly grabbed my laptop and it was ordered within minutes... simple.

I've checked QVC's schedule for you all and Alpha-H will next be featured on the 24th March between 11pm and 12pm. In the meantime however you can check out what they have to offer online, they stock Elemis, bareMinerals, L'Occitane and of course Liz Earle.

In case you are interested in the products that are mentioned above here's a quick break down.

  • Alpha-H Balancing Cleaner with Aloe Vera | This is an all-round, simple cream cleanser suitable for all skin types. It removes eye make-up, make-up, cleanses and balances the skin all in one simple step. Its creamy and soft and manages to cleanse and balance without being dehydrating.
  • Alpha-H Liquid Gold | This cult beauty product goes supersize! It's much better value to buy this large version from QVC and it seems to be the cheapest place to get your hands on it. This product truly can transform your skin.
  • Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex | This one is a new product for me, to be honest I wasn't that bothered about it, it just happened to come with this deal and it was still such good value even if I didn't want the eye serum. Even after trying it, it's still a product that I'm not too fussed about, I prefer something with more of a creamy texture and this gel didn't really do anything for me.

When you take the prices of the items separately they should have been £94.50, so even after delivery I managed to save around £60! Keep an eye out on QVC ladies...


Fashion Haul | It's a monochrome one.

11 March 2014



So...I went shopping last weekend. I've been in a bit of a style rut recently..the same old jeans and jumpers as it's been pretty cold recently. However last weekend the sun came out, and new style inspiration hit. It was time to update the wardrobe ready for Spring.


I absolutely love these biker style jeans from Zara. They're so soft and stretchy and really comfortable to wear. Sure I have other black jeans, but these have the zip detailing on the pockets and they have the textured knee pads which make a plain outfit a bit more interesting.


This collared dress from Mango is going to be my new go to LBD this season. It is so versatile! It can be worn with the collar fully buttoned up or left open, it can be tied at the waist with the fabric belt attached, left loose and baggy, or you can add your own belt. I really love the style of the short sleeves as they balance out my pear-shaped proportions- check out the images on the Mango website to see them more clearly.


I stumbled across these t-shirts whilst in Primark this weekend, the 'boyfriend style' tee. I got the black and the grey version and they're perfect for an everyday casual outfit. What I loved was the slightly thicker material, as most t-shirts these days seem to be made from sheer, see-through cotton.


This t-shirt from Mango is so classic and simple. I'm loving the Paris print on the front and the linen material is something different.


I wrote a full post on these dresses here last week so I won't go on about them again. Check it out for more details about these Dorothy Perkins dresses.


As soon as I saw these shoes in Zara I knew I had to have them. I'm not the biggest fan of feet and you will rarely find me with my toes out on show even in the heat of the summer. I usually try to find enclosed toe, strappy sandals like these ones for when the weather hots up, but I've only ever had flat versions before. These heeled, close toe sandals are gorgeous and I can see them being on my feet all summer whenever the occasion for heels arises. They're actually really comfy as they have a chunky heel and the ankle strap keeps things secure and easy to walk in. (My favourite buy out of everything in this post).

The flat black sandals are actually from Primark, and they're real leather which I was shocked about, saying that they're not the softest of leathers. I picked them up as they were only £12 and they still cover most of my toes! I swear its a phobia, ha.



Last up is some new PJ's, I've not bought PJ's in ages! The gorgeous blue bottoms are from H&M and the cream t-shirt is from Primark.

What are your style staples for this season?