Sunday, October 23, 2011

Products worth blogging about

Regular readers may remember i blogged about my beauty essentials here although I'm still loyal to these products i love trying out new products, so thought i would share with you my latest beauty hero's that i have discovered and fell in love with.

from left:
Tangle teezer: This trusty hair saviour i now can't live without. used in all good salons this gets all pesky knots out of your hair but its clever design doesn't ruin your locks. use when wet or dry.

Kerastase reflection chroma riche: As i write this i am sat here with this luxury masque on. Ive always wanted to try a product from the kerstase range so decided to try one of the masques. The masque i choose is for colour-treated or sensitised hair. you can apply the masque after shampooing leave on for 5-10 mins and wash off. for a special treat for my hair i usually apply the masque and leave on overnight, wash off in the morning and it leaves my hair super soft. i cant praise this product enough i highly recommend it.

Maybeline Great Lash Mascara: Possibly the best mascara i have used, and i will continue to use it. Sometimes you don't have to splurge on high end brands, when the highstreet has quality products. This lengthens lash's with no clumps. exactly what more could you want from a mascara.

Tommy Guns "leave me in" Conditionaire & Styling Creme: I had heard good things about Tommy Guns and found this when scouring an Asos sale, now i couldn't live without it. this handy multi-tasker smells lush, protects hair from heat styling and environmental damage, and leaves hair looking shiny and smooth. The result? Kardashian esque locks. I use mine on wet hair before styling and in between on washes on dry hair to keep it smelling lovely. :)

Kiehls creme de corps: I'm sure all beauty fanatics will be familiar with the cult classic creme de corps. this has been on my wish list for a while and i decided to finnaly make a purchase. I'm a very happy customer! with very smooth skin! although this comes with a pretty high price tag for body moisturiser if sexy smooth skin is what you're after this is worth it. especially with the cold weather causing dry skin the rich texture of this creme will banish any dry areas  - if you splurge on one thing this winter make it this.

Ped egg: There has been alot of hype around this popular beauty gadget, which has sold four million in just two years. The clever foot file did what it promised and gave me "baby soft" feet. Alot of people can neglect their feet, but its important to look after your feet as much as you do the rest of your body. If you cant afford to indulge in pedicures regular use of the ped egg will keep your feet smooth. it is the most effective and easy to use foot file i have used.

Dermaloigca special cleansing gel: Dermalogica products overall are great. I trained as a beauty therapist using these products and have loved them ever since. The idea is to keep things simple the packaging is not fancy because it is all about the quality of the product. They don't use harsh ingredients, and with regular use your skin will improve.
I bought this cleanser after a dermalogica facial and it was recommended for my skin type. But the good thing with this cleanser is it is for all skin types. It removes all impurities leaving my skin feeling clean and fresh.

Clarins Daily Energizer Lotion SPF15: I'm not using the rest of the dermalogica products purely because I'm a beauty product junkie! When new products come out such as the Clarins young skin range i just cant help myself. the new range is designed for teenage to late twenties skin and aims to help the problems young skin faces and also to fight the signs of ageing.
I have to be honest when i first started using this lotion i loved it. it was a great base for my make up moisturised my skin and had a lovely light texture, but now with the weather getting cold I'm finding dry patches and the lotion doesn't seem to be a good enough moisturiser for my skin in the cold weather.
I'm not giving this product a total thumbs down as while it may not moisturise my skin well enough it might be perfect for another persons skin and i loved it before the weather changed!
Also want to add the importance of SPF i wouldn't buy a moisturiser without it.

Diorskin Forever extreme wear flawless makeup SPF25: Ive been using this foundation for about 2 years now and i will continue to use it. i love it! With makeup i don't mind splurging on quality foundation. This feels lovely to apply and although it is full coverage it doesn't feel like you are wearing alot of makeup. It leaves skin looking flawless and is extremely long wearing.

Simple eye makeup remover: Not too much to write about this product its in the brand name really. i was using makeup wipes to remove my eye makeup and they were making my eyes really sore. Now i have discovered this i will never use wipes to remove my eye makeup again. Simple eye makeup remover removes all traces of eye makeup but is gentle and doesnt irritate my eyes. - Perfect!

Boots Organic Rosewater TonerAhhh this toner feels so refreshing. Toner is my favourite part of my skin routine and i love this one. it gently removes any last traces of dirt while soothing and leaves skin feeling clean refreshed and supple. i love organic natural products and this one really works when i run out i really noticed the difference, so this toner is now a permanent fixture in my skin routine.

Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream skin protectant: Also a cult classic which i blogged about in my beauty essentials. This is the product that i have used the longest and will keep on using. its a must have multi tasker for everyone. The cream restores, calms and helps relieve chapped, cracked, dry skin. Soothes roughness, redness and minor skin irritations. I use daily on my lips and lately have been using it in the evening on any dry patches i have on my face. i couldn't live without it!

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Pink Chinos 'n' Pretty florals

I've been meaning to do this post for a while but i have just been so tired lately with all my college work! I have managed to fit in some much needed retail therapy though, doesn't shopping always make you feel so much better? I bought my self some chunky knits for the cold weather but now it is blazing hot outside! this weather is sooo strange.
I had lots of fun taking these photos and i love my pretty pink chinos hope you all do too :)
jacket reading festival, chinos miss selfridge, shoes new look,

I also have to thank lovely fellow fashion blogger make up & fashion overdose  who awarded me my first blog award! i received it a while ago and have been meaning to blog about it as i appreciate it soooo much. its always nice to receive an award.

There are rules in order to receive this award here's what i have to do:

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award and write a post about it.
  2. Answer the following questions.
  3. Pass it on to ten fabulous bloggers and send them a message to let them know.

  1. Favourite Colour: pink
  2. Favourite animal: hmm....monkey, dolphin, horse - cant pick!
  3. Favourite number: don't have one!
  4. Favourite drink: all depends on my mood
  5. Facebook or Twitter: both 
  6. Your passion: all things fashion 'n' beauty
  7. Giving or getting presents: both!
  8. Favourite pattern: floral
  9. Favourite day: Saturday 
  10. Favourite flowers:roses preferably pink ones :)
Here's the list of bloggers i would like to pass the award too:
fashion cappuccino    sarah lou    fashion cat    fashion herbal soup   fashion is my h2o    frankvinyl    goodbadandfab     katlovefashion    maryanddyer   sofiasjournal

I wish i could give it to more as there's is so many blogs i love, it was such a difficult choice!

TGIF ALL! thank god im fabulous friday! :)
hope you all have a fabulous weekend

Friday, September 16, 2011

Stripes & Spots

I'm ashamed to say as much as i love my blog i haven't updated it in a while again! i have just been so busy, what with starting college and getting back into the routine of waking up super early.
Here's some more photos that my friend took of me in my fail safe H&M skirt.
boots topshop, skirt h&m, orange top topshop, stripey jumper topshop, belt asos, jewellery Tiffany's

Happy Friday everyone!
Have an amazing weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Little Blue Dress

I'm afraid my posting has been few and far between lately, I've been super busy preparing for college, but i haven't been completely neglecting my blog me and my budding photographer friend went down to a pretty countryside location and took lots of photos which i have been very excited to post! It was a lovely day i really enjoyed it so i hope you all like them.

hat asos, waistcoat new look, dress topshop, boots topshop

Have to thank my lovely friend Sam Gibbons again whose responsible for the photos.
Keep checking back theres more outfit posts to come :)

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Eat yourself Pretty

"You are what you eat" is the phrase used to encourage people to eat healthy. I believe the key is "everything in moderation" and exercise. Although saying that, i can be naughty now and again and indulge in chocolate or other such yummy things, but i do try to eat healthily because i feel better for it.
Eating healthy shouldn't be hard or any more expensive, here are my favourite foods for looking and feeling healthy.

The importance of drinking water is widely known, from nutritionists reaping its many benefits. There are only positives from drinking water and here are just a few:
  • Water is a natural remedy for a headache as one of the causes of a headache is dehydration.
  • Water helps to replenish skin tissue, moisturises skin tissue and increases skin elasticity.
  • Drinking water helps you think better, be more alert and concentrated.
  • Helps to improve digestion
Brazil nuts are extremely nutrient-rich and contain zinc, protein, copper, niacin, magnesium, fibre, vitamin E and selenium. phew! that's a lot of nutrients. These nuts are perfect for snacking i always have some in the cupboard, they are healthy and tasty. Benefits of Brazil nuts include: they are good for your skin and digestion. You will find them in all good health food stores and supermarkets.

There has been alot of hype around Manuka Honey of late, with it fast becoming a super-food. The honey has earned a reputation as a "healing" honey, it can be taken daily for general good health but can also be used to treat wounds. New Zealand the country where the honey originates from have been using the honey in this way for years.Other Honeys fast becoming super-foods in their own right are: 
  • Chilean honey- a bug fighter with antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties. Try ActiveH2o2ney available at Waitrose.
  • GastroMel honey - made by bees fed on a special herbal diet this aims to soothe grumpy digestive systems. Available at health food stores.
  • Melvita Lavender honey - sourced from bees that collect honey from lavender flowers, this is super calming!( )  

    Coconut water has become a fixture in celebrities hands. The beauty boosting drink is full of replenishing nutrients, has more potassium than two bananas, and is made with 100% fresh and natural young coconut water. It is also completely fat, sugar and cholesterol free. Although you can drink coconut water anytime it is said it is best to drink it after a work out. Coconut water  is available from all good health food stores such as Holland and Barrett .
    If your not too keen on drinking water Watermelon is delicious and 92% water.

    I'm also a firm believer that if you are happy on the inside it shows on the outside. Happiness makes your skin glow.
    So i will leave you with this image of my beautiful flowers that my lovely boyfriend got me, they made me very happy and so does he :)
    What makes you smile?
    I hope you are all having an amazing weekend!

    Sunday, August 21, 2011

    Got that Autumn feeling?

    As much has i hate to say it Autumn is well and truly in the air. This year is going so quickly i can't believe it's nearly September, our Summer is coming to an end although not sure you could actually use the word Summer to describe the weather we've been having here in the UK!
    With a chill in the air and the evenings getting darker earlier it could only mean one thing.... Autumn/Winter collections!
    Here are my lust haves for this season and must watch TV and movies!

    I scoured the Internet for the cotton leopard print coat by Just Cavalli i saw in the recent Glamour magazine and fell in love with it but couldn't find it any where! It's part of the new A/W11 collection. This gorgeous coat is also part of the new collection and very similar to the one in glamour.
    Here's the full collection.
      /Alexander McQueen new season velvet union jack skull clutch £960.00 Harrods- one word amazing! wouldn't this complete any LBD? well a girl can dream can't she?

    Super fierce heels named "Rihanna" after the equally fierce fashionista. Miss KG at  Kurt Geiger  £80.00 - affordable too!  

    Love these Chakra bracelets by Daisy jewellery  £86  "the role of the Chakras is to aid mental and physical alignment" their loved by celebs such as Sienna and even if you're not spiritual they look pretty!

    The new ring upon ring concept by Pandora allows you to add you're own individual touch by picking which elegant style you want stack upon the next.

    J'adore Chanel so I'm eager to purchase the new fragrance and give it pride of place on my dressing table. No19 is an eternal reference to the Birthday of Gabrielle Chanel: 19th August 1883 and consists of crisp green notes and powdery iris. Find all latest Chanel news here 

    I'm also excited for the eagerly anticipated new series of the X factor. The first episode aired on Saturday, which gave a few laughs and i look forward to seeing Tulisa and Kelly's outfits. I was loving Tulisa'a jumpsuit!
    Another series that signals the end of summer is celeb BB which i also get addicted too, so I'm sure i will be watching.


    The inbetweeners! Fans of the popular TV series will know this is a must-see! I'm going to see this Wednesday so will let you all know how it is if you haven't seen it already!

    You can't beat a good love story and this is based on the bestselling book - which i haven't read but i have to now because i really want to see this movie.

    Monday, August 15, 2011

    My Happy Monday

    Happy Monday all! not quite sure the phrase "Happy Monday" is used it's more "Happy Friday" but why not start the week with a positive attitude?
    Lately i have begun going to Yoga classes and i LOVE it! I'm a regular at Pilate's so i thought i would give Yoga a go too. Everyone knows exercise and a healthy diet is essential to feeling and looking your best and i have found that i feel great after a session of Yoga. I do sometimes feel stressed which I'm sure everyone does occasionally especially if you lead a busy life, so I'm happy i have discovered that Yoga is the ultimate de-stresser.
    Today i started my Monday with a walk up to my yoga class and left feeling refreshed, relaxed, positive, and ready to face the week ahead. I really couldn't give it enough praise, Yoga focuses on the mind and body and aims to improve flexibility, tone, and posture. The class has a lot of emphasis on correct breathing therefore leading to relaxation and a sense of well being.

    After typing "yoga" into google images i came across this photo and it made me smile :) how cute! i thought i would share it with you too.

    After i got back from my class i started searching for a bag that i have been wondering where it could be for ages..don't you hate that?! I was feeling calm but unfortunately the more i looked and couldn't find it i begun feeling a growing sense of frustration so i decided to stop my search and commence washing up which nobody loves but these things just have to be done. Feeling slightly frustrated i put my pink washing up gloves on , turned Heart FM on and started washing....then the next thing i know I'm singing and swaying to a song i don't even know who the artist is, it really lifted my mood and made me forget all about that bag! I later found out it was by Take That who I'm not really fan of but I'm now i fan of this song it's a real happy song. have a listen i guarantee it will have you singing along.

    Music is so powerful it can change your mood in an instant.

    I didn't do much else interesting today, apart from paint my nails which isn't that interesting really but thought it would be bad of me not to tell you about my latest nail care find. I'm on the quest for beautiful strong nails, meaning ones that don't chip and break which is what mine were doing until i painted them with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails. I painted them with the formula last week and saw a definite improvement they haven't chipped and are longer and stronger. I plan to do a post on the results at the end of this week. so watch this space.

    I hope you all had a very Happy Monday!