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I upgraded my Diorskin Nude BB Creme

I've only gone and upgraded my free sample to the full sized amazingness that is Diorskin Nude BB Creme. It took me a while to justify the amount of this product and is now one of my most expensive base products alongside my Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser, and my first Dior product. 

BB creme after BB creme, I'm a women on a mission to find the best for me whilst keeping my "I haven't got much on my face" look. I was a bit late on this band wagon having only seen this during the summer on one of Suzie from Hello Octobers videos. Whilst watching I adding it to my wish list, and there it remained. For a good few weeks I aimlessly walked past Dior counters looking, swatching and lusting over it. When I finally had it in my hands I was so excited and giddy, It was like I'd past my driving test all over again. 

A BB creme is multifunctional, to protect your skin at the same time as giving you a light coverage. It doesn't seem to aggravate my skin when I have s…

An outfit for a best friends wedding

To show appreciation and pure jealousy that I'm unable to attend London Fashion Week I thought I'd blog about more fashion related posts this week. Back in August I was lucky enough to watch my first ever friend I met at University get married, and finding the perfect outfit for that occasion took so many months Im not quite sure on the exact amount. I knew that I needed something comfortable to last the whole day, something I wouldn't get crazy hot in as August can go either way in the weather front. 

It wasn't until about a week before the wedding that I found this little co-ord in Zara and instantly fell in love with it and knew that is was formal enough, comfortable enough and something I'd lots of wear out of so needed it in my life. Being cream with burgundy and mustard detail it had the perfect amount of summer mixed with a tad of Autumn.

For accessories I chose a fascinator from Debenhams which was my first and found incredibly exciting. Having a lovely fashi…

Current shower line up

Being more of a bath fan and not having much time during the week to relax for an hour or so in the tub, I've had to train myself to be MORE SHOWER. Over the last few weeks I've been reaching for the same products over and over.
For a shower to be good I need nice smells and time on my side (in and out in a flash). I had these mini OGX shampoo and conditioner from the summer holidays and are still going strong. You only need a small pea sized amount as it foams up so much and really goes a long way. When I do accidentally use too much my hair gets very greasy, very quickly but when I get the amount right, my hair feel and looks so nice and healthy. 
Skin wise like I said I'm a fan of nice scents and is a big part of what I buy for my bathroom. I will use either The Body Shop mango shower gel or the Lush Yuzu and Cocoa as both are delicious smells and also last such a long time on the skin. Being so strapped for time I like to cut corners and was so excited when this Nivea in…

A tray of new things #2

Working Monday - Friday and home improvements on a Saturday doesn't leave much shopping time so new products are being bought a lot less right now so posts like this I find is a nice way to share with you guys what I've purchased lately. Most beauty products. Two of these are again TKMaxx finds and I can't begin to explain how much enjoyment I get from having a rummage in my local TKMaxx and haven't been for a couple of weeks so am looking forward to locating my next find.

The Balm is a brand thats really intrigues me, and seeing it splashed all over social media just tempts me beyond belief. When I spotted Balms Away I got super excited and waved over my mum in an attempt to be nonchalant but in the end just shouted "Mum....The balm". It contains vitamins and lipids which hydrate and restore the elasticity around the eye which sounds great as some really aren't fans of rubbing the skin in the eye area., so knowing this helps that is nice to know. I can…

My #LFW Boohoo outfit

London fashion week is just round the corner and figuring out the perfect outfit is hard, especially in England as the weather is somewhat unpredictable. When your walking around London here, there and everywhere you've got to be comfortable, but prepared for any unexpected rain. When I was asked to create my ideal London Fashion Week outfit with Boohoo, I thought long and hard before even looking online. Boohoo wanted us to stick to dresses, but with their vast collection meant that making a decision was going to be hard.

Smock dresses are perfect when you want something comfortable and free feeling, especially when you have a long day ahead of you. As it slowly becomes Autumn I wanted to go for colours that I feel I'll be wearing a lot this season and this print shouted to me. I love a good geometric print anyway, but having mustard in, it too is a dream. The white in this pattern helps to brighten it up whilst having a lot of black in it too. The material of this geo dress i…

A make up change up

The weather drops and I'm the first one to grab the scarf out of the wardrobe but when it comes to my make up I like to hang onto the summer. I like to try and live out of a make up bag on a daily basis otherwise it would take me hours to get ready digging through my entire collection. I tend to swap around what I have in my make up bag every month or so and at the moment I am really enjoying the group of products I have right now. 

In terms of base I've been starting with the Burberry luminous fluid base all over the areas I want that extra glow (the cheek bones, down the nose and under the brow). It's a. Lovely formula and gives just the right amount of glow to look natural and sun kissed. Being a light base girl the Diorskin Nude BB has quickly become my most used base product. Being so easy to slap on with minimal buffing into the skin it just makes your skin look a tad more awake than normal. In terms of coverage it's obviously not the most effective being a BB cre…

A Lush bath: Frozen style

Do you want to build a snowman? No I want a Lush Frozen bath. Easily one of my favourite bath bombs of all time after using just three of them. It makes the water electric blue with some pale blue and white swirled in as well. Laying in a blue lagoon of glitter and fresh smells allows you to just 'let it go' (sorry). 

If you haven't tried this bath bomb yet you need to treat yourself this weekend and have a lovely pamper evening. The fragrance is strong but easy on the nose at the same time. Containing grapefruit and a floral touch its the perfect soothing scent that lasts well on the skin. 

Will you be getting this? Or have you already tried it?
xoxo

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015

I remember starting my blog and writing up my first blog post. I was so nervous about what everyone would think and was so secretive about it and kept it to myself for months and months. Now a few years on I feel proud of what I've created, wanting anyone and their dog to read and share it. Beauty and blogging is not only my hobby but something I'm incredibly passionate about and it would make me so happy to win such a prestigious award like this. 
If you can spare a few minutes to vote for me using the following LINKI would really appreciate it. 
Lastly I just want to say a huge thank you to all of you that takes the time on a daily/weekly basis to read my blog. Every view means the world.
xoxo

A Clarins pick a mix

My local Clarins counter in Debenhams had a huge sign up saying 'A bag of samples for each customer' so naturally I went over to have a ganders. The deal was that you would have quite an in-depth skin consultaion and talk through the products you use and type of skin etc and get matched up with a Clarins routine and see how you get on. I think this is a great way to try out a brand you've never really tried before and is open to everyone!

The result of my consultation was that I had a typical oily T-Zone and dry cheeks (combination skin) and was asked about the specific products I was using. As a result of what my skin needs I was given the following products; Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Clarins Water Purity One Step Cleanser, Truly Matte Pore Minimizing Serum, Hydra-Matte lotion, Lotus Face Treatment Oil,Ever Matte Skin Balancing Foundation.

I've used all of the products religiously since picking them up and definitely have some favourites and some I'm really n…

Favourite products: August

With a blink August has been and gone which is sad as summer holidays have finished but a good thing as I am desperate for Autumn (cosy jumpers and scarfs are the one). I haven't really been on the hunt for anything new or been desperate to discover my new favourite product so this months picks are a bit of a mixture.

New specs from Specsavers- I can't stop wearing my glasses, which is a good thing as I wouldn't be able to see much without them but I'm normally a contact lens wearer. I was due a check up during last month and got some new contacts and glasses and the majority of the month I've been wearing my glasses more than the contacts. The frames are Specsavers own and are really reasonably priced and just look awesome on (head to my Instagram for a cheeky selfie). 

Body Shop cotton buds- If your like me and have gunky eyes (I know gross) but I get quite a bit of sleep and the pointed end is great for sorting that out. The horrible gross stuff out the way I use …