Holiday Haul

I recently went on holiday to Greece for a week and bought some lovely things that I thought I would share with you.

The first thing I got was this gorgeous leather bag. It cost 60 euros which is great as it’s amazing quality and will never go out of style.

I got this necklace for around 4-5 euros and absolutely love it, it goes with everything and looks a lot more expensive than it is.

This piece cost only 3 euros and gives the effect of wearing more than one bracelet as it wraps around your wrist three times. The blue stones also add a gorgeous pop of colour to a plain outfit.

 I got one of these sponges 9 years ago when I last went to Greece and absolutely loved it so I thought I would get another. It cost 3.50 and works amazing at gently removing dead skin.

I’ve been using olive oil in my hair as a mask to make it soft and shiny, so when I saw these soaps I knew I had to try them to see if the oil worked well on my skin too. It cost 3 euros with the pumice stone which is a great deal.

This bow ring is absolutely beautiful, and it only cost me 3.50!  It’s quite a statement ring which means that you don’t need to wear a lot of other jewellery with it.

The colours and patterns in this 5 euro scarf mean that it will go with a lot of outfits and will also be perfect for transitioning into autumn.

These light pink high tops look gorgeous with tanned legs and go with almost any outfit. They only cost me 29 euros which is a great saving as I would have paid over £40 in England.

I love this ankle bracelet, it looks best when worn with my converse and a pair of shorts. It only cost me 4 euros too, which is a great price.

Overall, I think I got some lovely pieces and great deals.
Have any of you bought anything on your holidays?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

My favourite this week is Garnier Ambre Solaire Aftersun Tan Maintainer.

I absolutely love this product, it deepens and darkens my tan whilst soothing my skin after a day in the sun. It also sinks in really quickly and leaves my skin looking supple and radiant.

The after sun retails at around £7.99 which is really good as a little goes a long way.

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Top 3 Face Masks

Having oily, sensitive skin makes finding face masks that work an impossible challenge, they always seem to be too harsh and leave my skin feeling irritated and raw. Finally, after a lot of awful experiences, I’ve found three masks that do wonderful things to my skin.

I’m going to tell you about each of them, in no particular order.

The Body Shop’s Honey & Oat 3 In 1 Scrub Mask

This mask is absolutely brilliant, I use it once a week to soften and gently exfoliate my skin. I would recommend it for all skin types as it is gentle but gives great results as it is so moisturising. It also smells lovely and is easy to apply.

Retails at £9

The Body Shop’s Warming Mineral Mask

I’ve been using this mask for years now, and could honestly never replace it. I use it once a week to give my skin a deep cleanse. It gently warms up when  applied to the skin so it can unclog pores and prevent spots. When rinsed off after the five minutes, it leaves the skin feeling squeaky clean, yet not dry and tight.

Retails at £9

Sanctuary Moisture Boosting Mask

I use this mask whenever my skin is looking dull as it gives the skin a gorgeous healthy glow.  It also seems to calm redness and improves my skin tone and texture.

Retails at £2.03 per sachet

I hope I’ve helped anyone who is struggling to find a good mask.
Do any of you have a favourite face mask?

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Review: The Body Shop Lip And Cheek Stain

I got this product out of a magazine and didn’t really expect much of it, however after trying it out I realised just how great it is. It looks extremely bright when first applied to the lips, but after blotting it looks amazing! It gives a subtle red tint of colour which lasts for hours, and looks great with lip gloss on top too.

It also looks gorgeous when used on the apples of your cheeks as it gives the skin a rosy glow whilst still looking extremely natural. I would recommend using a small amount first then building upon it to get the desired look.

Overall, this lip and cheek stain is brilliant if you’re like me and hate having to re-apply your make up through the day.

Retails at £10
Mine is in the shade Rose Pink

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

My favourite this week is Avon Naturals Vanilla Shake Body Lotion.

This body lotion is extremely moisturising and smells absolutely amazing! It leaves your skin soft and supple with a light vanilla scent which lasts all day, meaning there’s no need for perfume.

It’s also on sale at the minute for £1.50 so buy it now!

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10 Favourite Items In My Wardrobe

I’ve seen this tag on various fashion blogs and thought I would give it a go. I tag all of you to join in too.

All you have to do is pick out your 10 favourite clothing items, say where they’re from and what you like about them.

From left to right:

  • Tu green dress with zip detail – I love this dress,  its so flattering and looks great with a pair of brown sandals and minimal accessories.
  • Jane Norman black button down dress – This dress is extremely basic yet flattering and can be dressed up or down for different occasions.
  • M Butterfly dress with flower top – This dress is really pretty and girly. It’s also extremely flattering as it accentuates my waist.
  • House Of Fraser leather jacket – This jacket is absolutely gorgeous and goes with almost everything. The leather is also extremely soft and hugs my figure perfectly.
  • Warehouse trench coat – I got this last year, and haven’t stopped wearing it since. It makes me feel really grown up and I love the way it looks.

From left to right:

  • Gap striped halter neck top – I love this top, it hangs really nice and looks great in the summer. The rope strap detail is also very unique.
  • Blue Skirt – My mam made this suede skirt when she was younger and recently gave it to me. It looks amazing when worn with a basic white t-shirt and sandals.
  • Tkmaxx lace shirt – This shirt looks great with a plain vest and jeans as it adds detail and makes the outfit look more girly.
  • H&M suede jacket – I love this jacket as it is a great alternative to my biker jacket during the summer. It also adds colour to a plain outfit.
  • Denim jacket – This jacket was actually my dads, but I changed it to fit me and added flower detail to the pocket and cuffs. I love it because it is one of a kind.
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Top 5 Summer Essentials

I’m going to share with you 5 of my absolute essential skin and hair care items for these hot summer months.

Lipbalm

My lips always get extremely dry and cracked during the summer, so I always make sure that I use a good quality lip balm with SPF in it to not only stop them getting chapped, but to protect them from the sun too.

One of my favourites at the moment is Carmex cherry lip balm as it lasts for ages on my lips, smells amazing and has SPF 15.

Sunscreen

It’s also extremely important to protect your skin from the sun, so I use Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock.

I’ve got a review of this here.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is absolutely brilliant. It can be used as a hair mask twice a week to help promote healthy growth and leaves your hair feeling so soft! All you do is apply it from root to tip, then leave it for at least half an hour and wash it out. It’s also a brilliant moisturiser to use on those drier areas such as your elbows and knees.

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Light Moisturiser

Having oily skin in the summertime is awful, it just seems to look ten times worse. However, changing my moisturiser during the summer to Neutrogena’s visibly clear oil free moisturiser helps to stop my skin getting as shiny throughout the day. The extremely light formula also helps to prevent breakouts.

BB cream

BB cream is a great alternative to foundation during the summer as it covers up any imperfections whilst still being extremely lightweight and natural looking. I use Garnier’s BB cream, you can find a review here.

I hope i’ve given you some tips or ideas.

What are your summer essentials?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

My favourite this week is Coconut oil.

Product Image For <br />Pure Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been an absolute staple in my daily routine; it removes my make up, moisturises my skin and leaves my hair unbelievably soft and healthy.

I got my coconut oil from Holland and Barrett, however I’m sure you’ll be able to find it in similar shop near you.

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

Wearing a sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun is extremely important, especially during the summer time. However, having oily skin makes this extremely difficult as most sun creams tend to be really greasy and make my skin look awful.

Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock sinks into my skin extremely quickly due to its non-greasy formula and leaves the skin with a matte finish; this means that it does not clog my pores and cause me acne like other sunblocks. It also means that my makeup lasts longer as my skin is less oily, bonus!

The cream comes in various SPF values up to 100+, therefore you will be able to find the one that suits you. So if your in the market for a great sunscreen, Neutrogena’s ultra sheer dry-touch sunblock a brilliant alternative to ones from higher end brands. Unfortunately it is unavailable to buy in the UK, however if you order it online it retails at around $10 which isn’t bad at all, especially for something that works so well.

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No7 Cleanse & Care Eye Make up Remover

Let me start out by telling you how awfully sensitive my skin is; using something too harsh can cause it to turn into a huge uncomfortable rash. This makes removing my eye make up at night an incredibly daunting task, as most of the time I’m left with puffy, sore eyes.

That was until I started using No7 Cleanse & Care Eye Make up Remover. After trying other make up removers from brands such as Simple and having awful results I had pretty much given up. However, after one use of this product I knew I was going to repurchase it. It takes off every last trace of even the most stubborn mascara, whilst still being extremely gentle on my skin. The 100ml bottle lasts for months too as only a small amount is needed to cleanse each eye.

It retails at around £7.75 which isn’t too bad as it works absolutely brilliantly. I honestly could not recommend this enough, especially if you have skin like mine.

 

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