Barcelona Haul

I recently returned from a fantastic four day break in Barcelona and bought some lovely things that I thought I’d share with you!

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This gorgeous green shirt is from Stradivarius and cost around 23 euros which is amazing as i’ve worn it three times and only been back a week! It can easily be dressed up with a necklace and boots or down with light jeans and vans.

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These shorts are from a little boutique shop that I stumbled across and I can’t remember the name of it! They only cost 7.99 and are going to be a summer staple with plain t-shirts.

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I got this clutch bag from the same shop as I got the shorts and it was only 4 euros. It’s going to be perfect to take on my holiday to Greece as it will go with all of my outfits for both day and night.
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I got this face mask from Sephora for around 3 euros and was really looking forward to trying it but I must have done something wrong as it set before I could even apply it!

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I also bought these two sheet masks from Sephora as I’ve heard they’re really good. They only cost 1.50 too which is a total bargain.

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Khaki shirt

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Grey lace up bodysuit from H&M

Shirt from Stradivarius

Jeans from Mango

Shoes are Vans

Necklace from Hsamuel

Watch is Caravelle New York

Ring I got on holiday in Greece

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I also wore my favourite Rayban ‘Clubmaster’ sunglasses as the weather was lovely!

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Affordable Skincare Routine For Acne Prone Skin

After years of trying out different products of all price ranges in a desperate attempt to clear up my oily, acne prone skin i’ve definitely learnt a lot. Two ingredients which really work for me are charcoal and tea tree, which can conveniently be found in extremely affordable brands, meaning having great skin doesn’t have to break the bank.

Cleanse

Biore Charcoal Cleanser 200ml

I’ve raved about the Biore deep pore charcoal cleanser in the past and i’m still loving it and using it twice a day.

It retails at £4.99

Tone

For toner I’ve been using the Boot’s tea tree and witch hazel cleansing and toning lotion to help remove any excess makeup and grime left over after washing my face. It leaves my skin feeling balanced and looking clear and matte and is a total bargain at £3.59 for a 150ml bottle.

Moisturise 

The Boot’s tea tree and witch hazel jelly moisturiser is my favourite at the moment, its light and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and healthy. The only problem is that it doesn’t contain any SPF so I tend to wear a separate sun cream throughout the day to protect my skin. It retails at £4.59 for a 50ml bottle.

Sun Cream

I can’t stress how important it is to protect your skin with a cream containing SPF every day, not only does it protect you from the suns harmful rays it also keeps your skin looking younger for longer – a no brainer really! I haven’t found a facial sunscreen up to now that i love as much as the Neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch one so if anyone has any suggestions for a cheaper alternative that isn’t too heavy let me know! I got my current bottle for £10 from Amazon as it isn’t sold in the UK.

Eye Cream

Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream 15ml

Lately i’ve been really enjoying using the Superdrug vitamin e hydrating cream as it’s thick but not too heavy for day use and my concealer applies perfectly on top of it. It retails at only £2.99 which is amazing as one little 15ml tube lasts me a good 6 months.

Exfoliate

I bought this Jason ‘apricot scrubble’ from feel unique around February time as it was on sale but wasn’t really expecting much from it. Since then i’ve used it twice a week religiously to keep my skin soft and banish any pesky dry patches, it’s gentle enough for my sensitive skin whilst still being extremely effective. It retails at £5.49.

Makeup removal

The Garnier pure cleansing micellar water removes all traces of makeup and doesn’t require any rinsing afterwards – perfect for when you can’t be bothered to carry out your whole skincare routine. It retails at around £5 but is on sale quite often.

What’s your skincare routine? Have any of you tried these products?

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Summer Holiday Outfits 2016

I’ve recently returned from a relaxing sun soaked week in Greece and thought I would share some of my favourite outfits with you.

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Playsuit from H&M

Sandals from Newlook

Anklet, bracelets and bag from Greece

Silver cuff and necklace from Primark

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Top from Newlook

Shoes from Footasylum

Shorts from H&M

Bag from Greece

Necklace from HSamuel

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Dress from Forever21

Sandals from Newlook

Anklets and black bracelets from Greece

Silver bracelets from HSamuel

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Skirt and top from Primark

Sandals from Warehouse

Bag from Greece

Black bracelet and anklets from Greece

Silver bracelets from Hsamuel

What is your favourite outfit this summer? Are you going on holiday anywhere?

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L’Oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara

After running out of the third bottle of my beloved Kiko ‘ultra tech curve’ mascara I was looking around in Boot’s to try out something different. I decided to buy the L’Oreal Paris false lash sculpting mascara because it was on offer and the brush looked quite intriguing.

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The sculpting brush is said to ‘line the waterline for a tightlining effect with no gaps and sculpts out lashes, defining them to reveal sculpted looking lashes from every angle.’

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At first I wasn’t sure as the plastic brush looked like it would leave my straight, limp lashes looking clumpy but with just one coat they were left long and thick. It’s also very buildable and lasts perfectly all day – the photos above were taken at around 5.30pm and I applied it at 6am! I will definitely be repurchasing.

It retails at around £7.99

Have any of you tried it?

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Spring Wish List

With the weather finally warming up a little I thought I’d share with you my top fashion picks this spring!

Black Denim Dungarees

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These ASOS dungarees are perfect for casual wear and will help you transition into the warmer months as you can wear a jumper underneath while its still chilly and then t-shirts throughout the summer.

Suede Jacket

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This suede biker jacket is the perfect spring alternative to my trusty black leather one.

Shirt Dresses

Shirt dresses like this one from Warehouse are a wardrobe staple as they are perfect for pretty much any occasion. They can be dressed up with a pair of heels and a statement necklace or dressed down with some flats or converse for everyday wear.

Fringe

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The fringe/tassel trend is going to be big this summer and I think these items from H&M are the perfect way to incorporate it effortlessly into your everyday style.

What’s on your spring wish list?

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Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

I’ve been having a lot of problems with my skin over the past couple of months and decided that my trusty Kiehls deep pore daily cleanser just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I decided to try out something new and found that this Biore cleanser was on offer in Boots. It claimed to ‘draw out dirt & impurities, purifying pores to leave your face deeply cleansed and your skin tingly-smooth’, which sounded perfect for my oily, spot prone complexion. After using it for two weeks my skin is noticeably clearer, smoother and looks a lot healthier overall. It only retails at £4.99 too which is an absolute bargain for such an amazing product. I will definitely be repurchasing it.

Have any of you tried it?

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