Friday, 27 November 2015

Fashion // HUGE Mango Wishlist

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Find all items on! (everything 30% off this weekend)

For the past couple of months I've been eyeing up basically everything on the mango website - all the clothes are SO nice and I've been loving all their winter woolies recently! I love how the website is set out aswell - it's really clean looking and easy to navigate, not to mention their advertising campaigns are spot on, which just makes me want everything even more - doh! Mango beats Topshop for me at the moment! What's even better is everything is 30% off online and in store for the whole of this weekend, eekkk :)

Do you shop at Mango?
Which is your favourite piece from my wishlist?
What is your current favourite fashion store/website?

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*post not sponsored, I just really love Mango*


Friday, 20 November 2015

Beauty // My Favourite Picks from the Selfridges Beauty Box

Over Summer I treated myself to the limited edition beauty box from Selfridges and over the past few months some of the products have quickly become some of my faves :) The products are great to use all year round! I think it was such a good buy - £40 to try 13 different beauty products, not to mention it all came in a super cool huge canvas pouch from Alphabet Bags which has fast become my essential travelling companion!
Here are my stand out products . . .

Clarins Eau des Jardins Body Cream // I already have the perfume version of this and the scent is just divine - there's something about it which just instantly makes me happy! Layering the perfume over this smoothing body lotion just leaves the scent lingering for even longer. It's so addictive!

Tangle Teezer // Standard. This is my third tangle teezer but they really are the best brush for my knotty hair and I just can't be without one.

Caudalie Grape Water // I've been taking this facial spray literally everywhere with me either using it as a spray toner before moisturising or spritzing it over my face at any opportunity to refresh my makeup, add some moisture back into my skin or just keep me awake!

Urban Decay De-Slick Make-Up Setting Spray // I've wanted to try an Urban Decay setting spray for so long and I've been using this everytime to set my makeup, I just feel like it really finishes everything off and I do believe it just sets everything in place and helps my base last longer.

Nars Lipgloss in Orgasm // The shade of this is so gorgeous and unlike any other kind of lip product I own, it's a pastel coral with a really subtle gold shimmer running all the way through it.

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Luster // This is the product I was probably most excited about as I think bright cool toned lipsticks really suit my complexion. I love the pinky/purple shade and it has a really nice satin finish.

Nails Inc Gel Nail Varnish in Chiltern Street // This is the most pretty girly shade and gel finishes are my absolute fave for nails <3

The other products in the box are . . .
Rodial Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel - I've not tried this but I just don't think my skin would benefit from it - it would be more suited to older skins.
Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner - too 'fat' for my set back eyes I'm afraid :( I'll stick to my Collection Fast Stroke . . .
James Read Day Tan - this does sound nice actually, I'm just so lazy with fake tanning but I will try it at some point.
Ribband Pastel Hair Ties - these are cute for around the house and I like the sorbet shades :)
Starskin Instaglam Foaming Peeling Perfection Puff - felt horrible on the skin and using it was such a faff, I threw it away after one use!
Starskin After Party Brightening Face Mask - this mask just kept sliding of my face! I just found it so messy - really not sold on this brand.

*I'm aware I haven't posted in months, I'm just rubbish wahhhh!*


Thursday, 30 July 2015

Beauty // My Guide to Cleansing Balms

I can't even remember how I used to cleanse before cleansing balms came on the scene. I rely on them each evening using one to remove my makeup and another afterwards to really cleanse my skin. Here's the lowdown on some of my faves:

The Budget Buy // The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter
Great to use as a first cleanse to remove makeup - I wouldn't say it's anything special but it does the job and I always buy it when The Body Shop does their 40% off offers so it's the best bargain option!

The Reliable Repurchase // Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
If you're willing to spend a little more, this is my favourite product to use as a first cleanse as in my experience this is the best balm for removing makeup - foundation and mascara just dissolve with so much ease, it really is a miracle worker! It doesn't contain any fragrance and the no frills formula means no irritation, making it perfect for sensitive skins. It is a very basic balm cleanser that just works! I'm happily working my way through my second tub of this and I can see myself buying it again and again!

The Luxury Option // Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
The most expensive of the bunch, this is a cleansing balm with a difference. This clay-based balm uses vitamins and minerals from the Hungarian thermal waters and mud. It has a slightly grainy texture which I find helps to gently exfoliate as you cleanse and it would be ideal for oily, blemish-prone and combination skin types for a detoxifying cleanse that doesn't leave the skin feeling stripped and dry.

The Cult Product // Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm
Arguably the most talked about and most loved cleansing balm in the blogging world, this classic cleansing balm really does live up to it's hype - it has a very oily texture which when massaged in to the face makes for a spa-like cleansing experience every time!

The Perfect Second Cleanse // The Organic Pharmacy Carrot Butter
In my opinion this is the best of all the cleansing balms I've tried. I would never use this as a first cleanse as it doesn't remove my mascara completely and frankly it would be a waste of its goodness if I were to use it to remove makeup. Instead, after I have taken my make up off completely (currently using the Clinique balm) I massage the carrot butter deep into my skin every evening for a really thorough deep down cleanse. The texture of this is quite a bit thicker than any of the other cleansing balms I've tried and it leaves my skin so moisturised, plump and clear. This cleansing balm is a particularly good choice for dry and dehydrated skin types as it is the most hydrating of them all! <3

Which cleansing balms do you enjoy using?


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Outfits // Ways to Wear . . . a Skort

skort: topshop // tee: tesco // trainers: nike // bag: monki // watch: toywatch // sunglasses: ray ban // necklace:dixi

top: miss selfridge // boots: ugg // earrings: old

Glam Grunge
top: (old) // shoes, socks, handchain and arm cuff: topshop (old) // body harness: regal rose (old)

I have not stopped wearing this skort since I bought it! The mini is my favourite style of skirt yet not always practical so I just love skorts. This khaki one is so versitile :) Here are just some of the ways I've been styling it recently!

Which is your favourite look?

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Friday, 10 July 2015

Outfits // Summer Lovin'

boots and top: topshop (boots - old)
skirt: asos (old)
sunglasses: ray ban
bag: nine west (bought in america)
necklace: dixi

I've been sat here ready to post this for the past hour but I'm getting so distracted by the MurrayVsFederer match, I actually feel quite nervous watching it! I think Murray's been quite unlucky to be 2 sets down considering how close it's actually been but Federer's such a force to be reckoned with I guess! Such good viewing though :D I'm hoping Murray can find a way to claw it back but it's not looking very likely right now!

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