27 abril 2015

Palmer's Tinted Lip Balm

Palmer's Tinted Lip Balm
Palmer's Tinted Lip Balm

Being a lip balm fan I decided to get this on our last visit to Mexico as I was very interested in trying it. 

The Palmer's Tinted Lip Balm claims to be soothing and provide long lasting moisture, as well as protecting from the sun with its SPF 15 and leaving a subtle cherry tint on the lips. 

As it's quite affordable and provides so many benefits I just had to get it. Upon first application lips feel softened and look smooth, all with a tinted finish and delicious chocolate & cherry scent. 

It was all good until a few minutes later when my lips started stinging, and it was not a nice minty tingling like it happens intentionally with some products. Obviously I had to wipe it off as the sensation was not nice at all. 

Unfortunately this product doesn't agree with my skin, which is a shame as it sounded very promising. 

Find Palmer's Tinted Lip Balm on Superdug

xo

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24 abril 2015

Trench Coat

gap trench coat
gap trench coat
Trench coat

Trench Coat: Gap // Jumper: American Apparel* // Jeans: Uniqlo // Loafers: Miss Selfridge
(Similar: Loafers)

It's been a bit sunny lately, which has gotten me excited thinking about updating my wardrobe for the spring and summer months. I'm on the lookout for a couple of tops, probably stripy, and a lighter wash of jeans, maybe even some shorts and sandals as well!

xo

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22 abril 2015

Clearly Youthful Serum + Moisturiser

Clearly Youthful Serum + Moisturiser

Having oily skin can be a bit of a nightmare, especially if it means more spots and a shiny face (not nice). 

When I heard about Superdrug's Clearly Youthful range, I was quite interested as not being a teenager anymore means my skin's needs have changed, even though it's still oily and prone to spots. 

Seeing the range on offer, I decided to take advantage of it and picked up the SPF 15 Skin Balancing Moisturiser and the Hydrating Day Serum. 

The moisturiser claims to be lightweight, nourishing and hydrating. It contains salicylic acid, anti-shine cimicifuga and an anti-aging complex consisting of polyglycan and phytoprotein, soothing allantoin and moisturising sugar beet extract. Also mentions to provide a younger looking complexion, refine pores, control excess sebum and protect against further breakouts. 

The serum is an anti blemish and youth boosting solution containing the maximum permitted amount of salicylic acid, cimicifuga, lactic acid, phytoprotein, polyglycan and hyaluronic acid. It features a pump to dispense the product more easily and claims to do the same as the cream.

One of the main reasons I got these products was that they mention to be mattifying, which is something I definitely need. I started using the serum first and have noticed that it is indeed mattifying albeit not the most moisturising product out there. Recently started using the serum and the moisturiser combined and let me tell you that I was amazed by how less oily my skin looked after a good 8 hours.

Definitely give these two products a try if you suffer from extremely oily skin and don't want to spend a fortune on products to treat it, but do keep in mind that it's practically impossible to apply any foundation or concealer on top of the moisturiser as rubbing it in too much makes it peel off. 

Find the Clearly Youthful Cream, Serum and rest of the range in Superdrug (currently buy 1 get 1 free).

xo

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20 abril 2015

Get £5 to spend on Vinted

get £5 to spend on vinted

Vinted is a free app/website where you can sell, buy and swap pre-loved clothes. You can list as many items as you want for free and make money selling the clothes you no longer want or wear. 

It's really easy to start selling your pre-loved items on Vinted, you only need to take a picture, describe your item, and price it. Shipping is not a problem either as the app will guide you to select the most appropriate one, so it's added to the price of your item when someone decides to buy it. 

Get £5 to spend on Vinted when you sign up through the app and use the code VLNS3P, or click here. And if you would like to have a look at the items I've got for sale, find them here

Happy shopping!

xo

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17 abril 2015

Pink & Grey

pink coat
pink coat
pink coat

Coat: New Look // Jumper: H&M // Jeans: Uniqlo // Boots: Topshop
(Similar: Coat // Jumper // Boots)

Went to see Carl Barat & the Jackals on Wednesday. Good thing I had Thursday off as we got back around midnight. Expect a little post about Wednesday's concert soon.

xo

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Platform Heels for Spring & Summer

With spring in full swing and the last couple of days looking surprisingly warm and sunny, it almost makes it feel like summer already. As the temperature changes, so should what you are wearing to make it weather appropriate. And to complete the look, of course a gorgeous pair of shoes.

At Shoespie they have a huge range of platform heels under $50 (http://www.shoespie.com/shop/Platform-Heels-Under-50-101408/5/) . There are endless design, colours and material combinations, but here are my preferred options from the website:

polka dot platformssilver lace platform shoes


The pair of platform heels on the left have a really fresh and spring-like feel to them thanks to the simplicity of the design and the use of white colour as a base. The playful polka dot pattern extends throughout the whole of the shoe with the exception of the heel, which is left white. It has a concealed platform that makes walking in these shoes more comfortable and the monochrome design will easily go with any everyday outfit. 

The platform shoes on the right have a lovely lace overlay fabric with a shimmery finish that glistens with the light, giving a gorgeous touch to your look. The platform is only half concealed this time as the style of these heels features a peep-toe to show off you pedicure while looking classy. The heels have a lovely silver metallic finish that matches the ankle strap that secures your shoes in place. I think this would be a great option for wedding shoes (be it the bride or guest). Though on Shoespie's website you can find many more wholesale platform heels (http://www.shoespie.com/shoesbox/Wholesale-Platform-Heels/).

Find more lovely shoes for every occasion on http://www.shoespie.com/

xo

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