Friday, 29 November 2013

Favourite Skincare Products

I've been trying to keep up with a consistent skincare routine and properly cleanse, tone and moisturise every morning and night. My skin hasn't been too difficult recently, but it can be very oily on my t-zone and the oil can lead to spots, especially if I don't remove my makeup very well. There are four products in my current routine that really help keep my skin in good condition.
To remove my makeup there is nothing I can compare to Bioderma Micelle Solution (£9.99 for 250ml). Although it is meant to be for normal to dry skin types it's never caused my skin to break out like other products have in the past; it just perfectly cleanses away makeup and impurities without irritating either my skin or eyes. I do however cleanse my face after using it even though it says non-rinse, as I like to really thoroughly cleanse my skin and exfoliate most days as I wear fake tan.
I then like to spray my face with Breath of Fresh Air from Lush (£7.50 for 250g), it's fantastic for refreshing the skin, helping to lock in moisture and also tones without tightness. I either spray this on and then leave to dry before applying my serum or I apply it using a cotton wool pad to help wipe off any traces of cleanser.
Origins White Tea Skin Guardian (£34 for 30ml) is a product I bought quite a while ago but have only just started using religiously. It's an anti-ageing product that gives a smooth finish to the skin. I can't say much for how well it fights ageing (maybe check back in a few years) but it's certainly a product I really enjoy using and if it helps to prevent aging, i'm happy!
Finally I apply Vanishing Cream (£17.75) which is marketed as a 'low fat moisturiser that disappears into the skin'. It is perfect for oily/combination skin types as it gives just the right amount of hydration to combat any dryness while also being light enough that it doesn't cause the skin to become oily throughout the day. It is the best moisturiser I've tried and I have repurchased it at least five times.
What are your favourite skincare products?

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Primark Tartan Dress

After seeing Lucy Watson wearing a tartan dress on Made in Chelsea a few weeks back, I was on the hunt for something similar! A friend at work suggested I run over to Primark as they had a few tartan dresses in stock, so that I did! Oh how I was excited! I rummaged through the rails for a while and to my dismay I couldn't locate it among the mounds of clothes. I was distraught. But then, in the distance, I spotted something tartan, and lo and behold, it was the dress! And there was just one in my size...result!!
The dress (I have since realised) is very popular among bloggers. It's even a hit with celebrities, as Holly Willoughby has been seen wearing it. It's a perfect winter addition to your wardrobe and of course it's cheap. The only downside is, I'm not a huge fan of the bow, so I may take that off the next time I wear it.
I have since found out that Lucy's dress is actually from Missguided with a white shirt underneath - I may have to purchase the green version!

Faux fur coat - H&M
Dress - Primark
Studded boots - Primark
Bag - Primark

See you all soon

Friday, 15 November 2013


I've made a few too many trips to Primark recently and have lots of lovely bits to show you all over the next few blogposts!
The first item is this white long sleeve quilted top. The detail is on the shoulders and is very subtle, but it adds some texture to this outfit and makes it that little bit less basic/boring. I also went for mixed metals when it came to jewellery and accessories as this gorgeous necklace from Asos (I think made by pieces) has both silver and gold detail. I bought this a couple of months ago on sale after having it in my saved basket for quite a while (don't you love when you covet something for a long time and it goes on sale!?).

Quilted white top - Primark
Black jeans - Miss Selfridge
Necklace - Pieces on Asos
Quilted bag - Asos
Bracelets - Primark
Boots - EBay

I'm off work today (Yay!) so I'm heading up to see my Grandad in Essex and it's the most perfect crisp, sunny, Autumn day. I love this time of year when the sky is clear, I think it's the best time to go for long walks and clear your mind. I don't know about you, but I much prefer slightly cooler weather.

Hope you are all having a splendid day!


Friday, 1 November 2013

Casual Camouflage

I've meaning to post this outfit for the last week, but have been extremely busy preparing for something that I'm doing today. But by next Sunday I should have lots of time freed up which I'm quite excited for because I've been dying to throw myself back into blogging.
Onto the clothes...
I wore this last week when I popped to the hairdresser, so it's my typical, casual, day-off attire. My camo jacket, indigo jeans and converse are absolute staples in my wardrobe! But the fluffy white cardigan is a newbie from Primark and it's an absolute bargain at £12!

Camouflage jacket - Topshop
White fluffy cardigan - Primark
Burnout T-shirt - Primark
Indigo jeans - Miss Selfridge
Shoes - Converse 

I would write a little more but my mind is a bit boggled from lack of sleep so I'm finding it very hard to write.

Speak to you in about a week

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