Day off outfit

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New Look Kimono (similar)

BANK Blouse (sold out online)

Topshop Joni jeans

JustFab Gelsey flats 

Here is my outfit from my day off after my Birthday! I was just doing errands and had a couple of appointments so it was just a casual outfit. I feel like all I do is go to work at the minute and I never have the time or energy left to do anything. Don’t worry I’m still continuing with blogging, it just frustrates me that I can’t devote as much time to it as I want to!

Anyway, I decided to wear my new JustFab flats that I got this month, with my favourite Joni jeans from Topshop (I really need a new pair as these are getting worn out), and this lovely blouse I got in the BANK sale a couple of weeks ago. It’s from the Tulisa range, but I just liked it! The kimono is from New Look, I can’t find it online and suspect it’s sold out as I got it a couple of months ago. I got it in a size 10 as they’re very loose fitting and they just fall off!

Also, please ignore how ridiculously highlighted my cheeks look, for some reason the camera made it look so obvious! You could hardly see it in real life!

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend, and I’ll try my best to make things as regular as I can on here, I hope you all understand xxx

Haircare haul.

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I popped into Sally’s last week to get some shampoo for my Grandma, but they were having a VAT free day in my local store, so I decided to pick up a few things! (I have a trade card because I’m a qualified nail technician)

I’d been wanting to try the it’s a 10 miracle leave-in product for a while, but I’ve never seen it anywhere in the UK. It was about £10 so it wasn’t cheap, but it’s something I’ve wanted to get hold of for a few years!

I also picked up a Wella Shimmer Delight spray, which is to replace one that I’ve just finished. I first got this from my hairdressers and it’s just a shine spray but it really helps with frizz. It doesn’t last long, so it’s not something I use everyday, but it’s a great product so I decided to repurchase. I also picked up the Bed Head Smoothing Stuff, which is another product they always use at the hairdressers. I’ve not owned this before, but I can always use more smoothing products, and this one smells amazing!

I’ve been looking for a bigger curling wand for a while now, and this one was on special offer at £19.99. It’s a titanium  wand, which I’ve heard are better for the hair, and it also comes with a protective glove, which is great as I’ve lost my other one! I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll let you know my thoughts when I do!

Last but not least I picked up the L’Oreal Tecni.art constructor, as the girl in the shop recommended it to me for using with curling irons, as I really struggle to get curls to hold. I also picked up some clips, which I intended for using for sectioning hair when styling, but I’ve used them just to hold my hair out of the way when it’s hot! They hold really well, which is great for my very thick hair.

So that’s everything I picked up! I did think of doing a video with this new curling iron, so let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in!

Happy Friday! x

Thoughts on the BeautyBlender

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BeautyBlender

I got this little BeautyBlender set in my June Birchbox. I think mine might be a trial size, I’m not sure, but I’ve linked the one you can buy above. I’ve heard loads of reviews of the BeautyBlender, and it seems to be a bit of a marmite product. I’ve heard it’s great for concealer, and foundation, but I’ve tried it out and found it only works with certain things.

For bases, I’ve found it works best with BB creams and the more moisturising formulas of foundations. It doesn’t work for full coverage matte foundations as it tends to apply too much product, which sinks into the skin and sits a bit strangely! For concealer, again, I’ve found that the higher coverage formulas such as the Collection lasting perfection, are better suited to fingers or a brush.

If you’re looking for a very natural, flawless look and you don’t need/want much coverage, then you’d really like the beauty blender.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that for best results, if you dampen the sponge first, it’s much easier to blend. Also, it’s not the quickest form of application, but is quite a fun way to apply your foundation.

I haven’t needed to use the Blender cleanser yet, as I’ve just rinsed it with water on the couple of occasions I’ve used it, but I’ve also heard great things about that too, not only for the Beautyblender, but for cleaning brushes too.

Have you tried the BeautyBlender?

Hope you’re all having a good week! x

22nd Birthday Outfit!

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American Apparel Sunflower Babydoll dress

M&S leggings

JustFab Timea wedges

Mulberry Taylor oversized satchel (just seen)

Here is the outfit I wore on my birthday which was on Sunday! I wore one of my favourite dresses, which is this sunflower babydoll dress from American Apparel. It’s really comfortable and is so easy to wear with leggings. I’m actually frightened of real sunflowers, so I shouldn’t like this dress, but I do!

These leggings from M&S are brilliant as they’re high waisted and have a wide waist band, so they don’t fall down and have a really flattering fit. Because they’re from M&S and better quality than some other stores, they’re not see through either!

I’m also wearing my JustFab UK Timea wedges, which are perfect for daytime as they’re not too high. I also used my Mulberry Taylor bag, which you can just see in the little instagram photo!

Hope you’re all having a great week so far! x

July Birchbox

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BIRCHBOX

 

It’s Birchbox time again! My boxes just seem to be getting better and better! I’ve never been disappointed with my Birchboxes and this month’s is another great box. I received 6 products: the Benefit Porefessional, Models Own Nail Polish, Balance Me wonder eye cream, Laqa & Co Sheer Lip Lube pencil in Menatour, Whish three wishes lavender body butter and the Filosofille 4-sided nail buffer. 

It’s a really good mix of products, makeup, skincare, nails and body care. The standout products for me are the full-sized Model’s Own glitter polish in Magenta Divine, the Laqa & co lip crayon especially the lovely metallic packaging , and the Benefit Porefessional. I’ve had a sample of Porefessional before in a Birchbox, but this one is bigger, and I liked the product so that doesn’t bother me too much. 

I’ve also tried this eye cream before as I got one in a Glossybox when I used to be subscribed to them, and I remember liking it. As you know I’ve been on a bit of an eye-cream obsession recently, so I was pleased to see one in this month’s box! 

I also think the 4 sided nail file is a lovely little extra. Sadly where I work now I can’t wear nail polish, but I’ll still be making use of this file, and the nail polish I think will look lovely on my toes! 

Last but not least is the Whish Body Butter. I’m always happy to get body moisturisers as I have dry skin, so they’re always very useful for me! The lavender scent is really nice and I love the packaging too. 

If you haven’t tried a Birchbox, I’d highly recommend it! They also come with product cards about your products, special offers, and little cards with various tips and tricks on them! I also use the boxes and the fabric bags that they come in to keep everything organised in my drawers! 

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! It’s my Birthday today, and I’ve been a bit busy with work, so I’m sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday! I’m going to aim to blog every other day until I work out how I’m going to fit things in with work. Hopefully I’ll be able to continue blogging everyday, but it’ll just be when I have time (I’ll try my best!). I hope you understand lovelies! xxx

Wildfox tee again.

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Wildfox Tee

Topshop Joni jeans 

Urban Outfitters Kimono (sold out)

Zara Sandals (Sale-sold out online)

This is an outfit I wore earlier in the week to go Car Shopping (& Starbucks!). It’s just a casual outfit, and I’ve talked about or shown all the individual items before, but I really liked how the outfit came together so I decided to share it anyway!

I picked up these Zara sandals in the Sale last week, and I’ve been wearing them loads since (when I’m not at work). They’re really comfortable and they look far more expensive than the £22.99 I paid for them in the sale. They’re also real leather!

I’m also wearing my new-ish Wildfox t-shirt, as it’s so comfortable and I love the fit of it. It’s so easy to wear with anything, and it’s perfect for the lovely warm weather. To add a bit of interest I wore my Urban Outfitters Kimono that I bought quite a few months ago now. I really love kimonos as they add style and interest, and are just enough when it’s warm.

Joni jeans are very standard for me, and my black pair is probably my favourite. I’ll definitely be replacing them when they’re a bit too faded!

Hope you’ve all had a good week! x

Bioderma Sensibio Eye

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Another day, another eye cream eh? This is the one I’d ordered online, and is from the Bioderma Sensibio range, the same as their famous cleanser, which I use and love. As the cleanser works so well with my sensitive skin, I decided to try out the Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel. Similarly to the cleanser, this is unscented, very gentle and causes no irritation at all. It’s very moisturising, but is a lighter choice than the Lacura eye cream I told you about yesterday. I’ve been using this in the mornings, as I find it provides great hydration, but isn’t too nourishing that it affects my makeup.

It’s a 15ml tube, and is £14 from Escentual so it’s a lot more expensive than the Aldi one, but is specially created for sensitive eyes and easily aggravated skin. It’s also fragrance free, non-comedogenic, preservative-free and hypoallergenic. And it’s suitable for contact lens wearers. Because of all this, it’s really great as a day eye cream, as I know if I’m wearing my contact lenses, it’s not going to aggravate them during the day.

I’m really loving this little Eye cream so far, and haven’t got any faults with it at all. The packaging is simple and chic as you’d expect from Bioderma, and the tube seems far more hygienic than a pot.(The Aldi eye cream is in a pump, which I also like as that’s hygienic too!)

If you’re looking for a great day-time eye cream (you can use this at night too) then I’d highly recommend this one! I like to use my moisturising Aldi cream in the evenings, as it really helps with hydration, so if it’s a night-time eye cream you’re looking for, I’d recommend that one too! x