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Showing posts with label Blogging. Show all posts

Friday, June 19, 2015

No such thing as a 'Plain White Tee'








 From vintage to sometimes down right vulgar the graphic tee is a staple in everyone's wardrobe. From super sized, super skinny, cropped, fitted or tanked, we all have a version that says what we're thinking for us by shouting it to the world as we wear the brands, expressions or puns on our chests! Here are some of my faves keeping the aesthetic clean but having some fun with it for summer 2015! There's no such thing as a 'plain' white tee!
Click the links at the bottom to get them at a STEAL!




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Saturday, November 23, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Chrisma.... okay so not yet!

Is it just me or does Christmas marketing start earlier every year? I know it's not uncommon now to see Halloween decorations and Christmas decor sharing an aisle in many shops. I think, personally, it's a bit much. Each year stores and brands get more and more aggressive in their push for Christmas sales and even though we think we're getting great bargains we're really not, it's far too calculated now, and I miss when we were little and it seemed that little bit more special!

But, my skepticism aside, I do love to indulge in the Christmas shop as much as the next girl so I guess their crazy marketing wins!  So before the big mad rush starts, I'll keep things simple this week with a couple of cosmetic try-outs that I've been using for a few weeks now.

Starting with some #Bourjois Paris Shine Edition Lippy! This is a bold raspberry red that can be layered to add more depth to the colour or worn with one application for a softer, easier to wear, everyday shade. I love the Shine Edition Lipsticks because they're like a balm, soft and smooth but not sticky like a regular lip-gloss, but it still gives your lips that lovely glossy finish all the while keeping your lips hydrated for 'up to ten hours' - or so they say. If I had to compare them to anything it would be the Rouge Coco Shine from +CHANEL . Either way, the shades are adorable and they're all available on the highstreet if you'd like to try! I got mine in +Boots UK



#Collection's Lasting Perfection Foundation - I bought this after having been a massive fan of the Lasting Perfecting Concealer for such a long time. This is for someone that is used to lighter foundations as of late, a rather thick consistency for a high street foundation. But, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's worked well on the days where I needed that little bit extra coverage, and like the formula of the concealer it really doesn't move once applied. This, in itself is both great and awful. Mainly because even though I bought the lightest shade available, it still appeared dark on me and when it set  there seemed to be a ring in parts even though I blended everything properly down my neck. So, I'm not sure about this one, but as seen on my hand it really does a great job with a small amount, in covering not only veins but redness too. If you like a more full coverage that sticks around all day this one might be worth a whirl!



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fail blogger 101

How to be a FailBlogger? Disappear from blogging life with no notice for weeks on end! Ack. I sincerely apologize for such MIA behavior on here - though I have been a little more active on Twitter & Instagram, but not so much with the blogging.

Why you ask?

Well, my life sort of flipped upside down in the middle of last month, and not the fun kind of Fresh Prince of Bel Air kind either. It's a massive tale of woe that involves two cancers, a new job and lots of adjusting and stuff like that. One we were expecting, when someone is 94 and is ill, a diagnosis like my grandfathers was to be expected. It stung and it hurt, but it was expected. My fathers' at 54 really was not expected at all and it's thrown me in all directions if I'm honest. On top of that I accepted a new job that took me out of my internship - filled with lovely people and a place where I made fab friends, to pastures new. And as anyone will tell you that's always a bit of a transition, right? I'm hoping I get used to it and get into the swing of things soon to be honest, usually I'm a dab hand at picking up skills and utilizing what I've got but I think with all the bad jujube floating around me at the minute I've almost jinxed myself and have been making a ton of stupid mistakes - no really, like beyond idiotic it would be hilarious if it wasn't so dumb... But yes! Blogging! I have a few items of interest coming up soon if you guys are interested! Some cosmetics, some skincare goodness, a little jewellery delivery from @JaspersJewellery, some Christmas gift guides maybe too! In the meantime have some cats, the internet loves cats and so do I :) xo




Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Vichy Essentielles Foaming Facial Cleanser Review!


The hunt for the perfect skincare routine continues, it's a hunt that may never end, but it's fun to search right? This month I've been dipping my toes in the #Vichy #skincare pool, having heard amazing things about this brand I decided it was time to give it a go. I started with the Essentielles Foaming Facial Cleanser. Since I'm looking to save time during the week where my skincare routine is concerned the idea of a foaming face wash that breaks down the majority of my makeup on the first application sounded good.


They say -  Essentielles, with rose polyphenol, glycerin,Vichy Thermal Spa Water. It protects, hydrates and soothes your skin to give you that healthy and radiant glow!
 
It's Paraben-free (yay), hypoallergenic and previously tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control before marketed. The rose element teamed with the other ingredients give it a soothing quality that I love and is somewhat hard to achieve in drugstore/high street available skincare, so this was pleasing to say the least. I've been using it for a little over six weeks as the first step in my week night routine and I really like that it's a time saver that leaves my skin soft without much reaction from my sensitive skin. It's also made me want to try out the rest of the Essentielles range to see if I have as good an experience with those items as I had with this.
 
You can pick up Vichy products online & at most pharmacies!


Monday, June 3, 2013

PRIMARK Launches on ASOS

Excited much? I think so! It's always been the one flaw I've had with Primark/Penny's that they didn't have an online shop, but now it seems they are on the road to fixing that! Now all you guys abroad who can't pop into a Primark on the regular for a bargain or ten now have access to some of their items! The ASOS /Primark shop is now open! Happy Shopping!

ASOS/Primark



Monday, September 3, 2012

Oasap bag review!

Anyone that knows me, or that follows my blogs knows that I am nothing if not a complete handbag fiend! Some girls covet shoes, I covet bags! I've lost count of how many I have, so much so that I had to do a clear out last year when we moved house, just so I had room to fit them all in! Having signed up with OASAP I decided to treat myself to yet another! [slideshow]

I love it so far. The leather is soft, but sturdy and it's a small cross-body bag with a skinny chic gold chain. I've been using it now for a few days, since I received it. If you love it as much as I do, you can find it here. The postage (coming from America) was extremely fast too, a lot more efficient than I expected. In it's nature, OASAP is much like ASOS. It contains a vast array of fashion styles, trends and of course accessories. It's somewhere different, and new for me at least. I can't wait to put through my next order!

Anyone else ordered from them? What did you buy and why?

 

xo