26 May 2016
Hands up if you got excited by the brief heat wave the other weekend but then started panicking about not being summer ready? As I write this, it's actually raining, (funnily enough). And yes, those couple days of beautiful sunshine and heat was amazing, but it did slightly send me in to panic mode. I've recently done a couple HUGE wardrobe clear outs, which happened to consists of most my summer items, (that I am now kicking myself over), and well, my bikini diet mission, (I've apparently been on since Christmas FYI) has clearly not been working and my legs just aren't ready for that kinda sunshine commitment...yet!!
The thought of sunshine has definitely been making me reach for the fake tan more, (nothing better than a golden glow, right?) I've been loving Clarins new milky tan lotion, it smells great, (Less biscuity than normal tans, although I admit I do quite like the biscuit scent) it's so lightweight, but super hydrating! And the best part is that you can build your glow, so I haven't had to worry about looking too tangoed at the first sign of sun.
My make up bags had a little revamp too, switching up for more neutral, pink and peachy tones. Grabbing at the Bronzers and the highlighters of course, (not that I ever put these down). I have been absolutely rinsing my Next beauty simply peach lipstick, it has NOT left my side, or my lips for the past few weeks, and I'm obsessed. I knew I wanted it as soon as I saw Lydia E Millen wearing it at the next beauty event, and then when I realised I actually had one in my 'to blog' pile I haven't stopped using it. It's literally the perfect nude peach pink. And as always, MAC soft and gentle is at the top of my highlight pile. And when that suns out, you want to get that highlight right!
And finally, can we just take a moment to appreciate these beautiful Ralph Lauren sunglasses*!! They literally arrived just in time for that mini heat wave, (Great timing sunglassesshop) and I just LOVE the pink tortoise shell! A much more sophisticated frame to my usual go to aviator style, and now I just need the sun to make a reaapearance please!
Lots of love,
18 May 2016
A couple weeks ago, (well actually a month) the 19th April to be exact, I attended a beauty blogger brunch at the Spa London in Kensington, to celebrate the launch of Essie gel nails and Spa Londons collab. Anything that involves brunch I'm a fan of, especially when it means socialising with fellow bloggers and getting my nails done... The perfect morning right?
I made a massive mistake skipping out on the spa, as soon as I arrived and was handed a robe and slippers for the day, I knew not having a bikini at hand was a fail. On my next visit, a bikini will be at the top of my list, and an empty diary for the day, (Just peace and relaxation).
Almost straight away I was at the nail station being prepped for my Essie gel manicure, with champagne in hand. I haven't actually ever tried Essie polishes, (I know, bad beauty blogger). But have always admired their range of colourful shades, (Especially those spring pastels) and now that they've launched a gel version I know I will be hooked. The colours are as beautiful as their polishes, which is refreshing to see from a gel collection. I opted for 'on a silver spoon' as a nude grey is my favourite.
With a freshly done manicure, I had my granola before heading back to my London flat, with a gutted realisation of my stupidity in leaving the bikini at home. The gels lasted just over a week, and they'd probably have lasted longer if I wasn't the sort of person that picked at a nail, at the first sign of chipping. Overall I'm impressed by the Essie gel range, and Spa Londons hospitality and facilities, I will definitely be heading back, (with my bikini of course) and indulging in some more luxury treatments.
Lots of love,
20 April 2016
When it comes to new skincare launches, I'm like a kid at Christmas. Although I love make up, I love skincare that little bit more, I'm a complete product junkie, (Literally, I am slightly obsessed). And I'm interested in anything that will give my skin a boost.
When I first heard Clarins were bringing out these skincare boosters, (Which launched Sunday 17th April FYI) I knew I would want all three. I'm in love with pretty much ALL of their skincare, being introduced to their moisturisers as a teenager, having a mother who bangs on about how great they are, (Don't get her started on the Double Serum), and having worked with their products for the past year.
Being a 25 year old, city worker, juggling long shifts, late nights, balancing my diet with coffee, gin, chocolate, as well as claiming to be on a diet most days, and of course just burning the candle at both ends. The Clarins Energy Booster was a definite for me. I love Ginseng products, and have raved about the benefits of Ginseng in the past, so I was happy to see it as the main feature of the Clarins Energy Booster. I have been using mine for over a week now, and I have noticed my skin looking more revived, (Well let's just say I look less like crap at the end of a shift). I haven't used it everyday, (Although tempted too), as the Clarins Boosters have been designed for temporary skin concerns, you know when life just throws a little too much at you!
Ideally, we need all three in our lives, as who's skin doesn't need a bit of energy at times, some repair or a detox? (I know the detox one will come in handy after my weekend binges). You simply mix the Booster in with your moisturiser (3-5drops), all dependant on which one you need for that day, (Easy).
Energy - Helps to minimise that fatigued look in the skin, reenergise and revive.
Detox - Detoxify, plump and boost some radiance in to the skin.
Repair - Helps to strengthen the skin, reduce redness and comfort.
Have you got your hands on the Clarins Boosters yet?
Lots of love,
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