Wednesday, 25 September 2013

BACK TO SCHOOL


     Blazer | River Island (Old)
Cami | Topshop £18
     Watch | Casio
     Joni Jeans | Topshop £36
     Sandals | H&M £7 (Sale)
     Bag | Zara £49.99
     Fedora | Topshop £25 

And so my third and final uni year begins, argh! I whipped out my comfy combo' of the moment: my Topshop Joni's & Cami, teaming them with my trusty RI blazer and a fedora. The weather in the UK is bizarre at the moment this outfit felt far too warm at lunch time, but I was freezing by 4, my sandal gamble sadly didn't pay off. Also apologies for the terrible quality of these photo's the one on the left has been cropped as there isn't much blank space to use as a backdrop in my postage-stamp room, sorry if it's making you dizzy!


Monday, 23 September 2013

The Body Shop: Hemp Hand Protector

   
             Hemp Hand Protector (30ml) | The Body Shop £5

Oh I do love a good hand cream, it's my luxe pre sleep pamper as well as a daily handbag essential. So when my fruity favourite hand food from Soap and Glory started running low, I began searching for a richer alternative for the winter months ahead.

I settled on this hemp hand protector for very dry skin. I've been using this stuff for a few days now and my mitts are loving it. The formula is a rich, creamy clay texture with a mild natural hemp fragrance. It sinks into the skin in seconds, leaving your hands silky smooth, minus any sticky situations or waiting around. It feels really luxe on the skin and lasts all day too - I'm very tempted to try it on my feet with some socks overnight as I think it will work wonders there too!

The best bit? This happy hemp formula is a purse friendly £5 - or FREE with the voucher.co.uk app, simply download the app, pop into your nearest branch and redeem your voucher. But get your savvy skates on, this offer ends on the 29/09/13.

Have you tried The Body Shop's hand creams? What did you think of them?

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Can't live without: Bioderma

             Bioderma | Escentual £4.50 - £14.50 

Believe the hype ladies, this stuff is the holy grail in make-up removal. Say goodbye to facial wipes and get a cotton pad full of this, it's as gentle as water and will take off your slap in one smooth swoop, leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O is part of a new wave of make-up removers known as 'micellar solutions' that are made up of oils held in water molecules, which means all the goodness of an oil based make-up remover with the gentleness of water. Bioderma is a super mild, non-rinse cleanser/make-up remover. After my first 250ml bottle, I repurchased the larger 500ml bottle as well as the 100ml travel bottle. It's safe to say I'm converted, forever. Bioderma is a french cosmetic product so unfortunately it's not readily available in UK drugstores, but it's fairly easy to get hold of online, stay savvy and check out AmazonEscentual and Ebay for the cheapest deals.

Friday, 20 September 2013

MANGO

      Kimono | Mango £39.99
      Cami | Topshop £18
      Office Bag | Zara £49.99 
      Joni Jeans | Topshop £36
      Shoes | Topshop £32

A speedy outfit post - I picked up this kimono recently at Mango and it hasn't left my back since, I think it's the perfect transitional piece to throw on as it gets colder and it has a gorgeous light silky feel to it. I've just started uni again and I'm loving my Zara city office bag to carry around all my daily essentials. 

xx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Estee Lauder Tinted Moisturiser Day Wear



This stuff is the perfect balance between make-up and skincare. On first application, the moisturiser comes out in a greyish colour - but worry not, the formula contains little bronzing beads that release a subtle bronzed colour when blended. In terms of coverage, it's very light, but great for disguised no-makeup days and summer weather when foundation isn't comfortable, or to boost your tan on a good skin day! It also contains an SPF 15 which is always a bonus and it also doubles up as a liquid bronzer too. Although it's pricey, a little does go a long way and you can usually find it a lot cheaper on Ebay, my only concern with this product is the blending - You have to be quite careful to use a small amount and blend it in thoroughly to avoid any colour build-up - less is definitely more.

Have you tried this tinted moisturiser? Which one would you recommend?