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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

London Haul

Ok, so if you read my last post, you know that I felt (very) spendy in London and that I was planning on doing a lil "London haul" post. Well, here it is...

The first place we went to was Mac, I couldn't walk out of Mac empty handed to ended up picking up their lip liner in cherry.  Ever since discovering my wholly grail lip liner (Charlotte Tilbury's lip cheat in Pillow Talk) I can't get enough of them, so decided to pick this up as I'd heard some pretty great things about it and thought it would be perfect to wear under my red lipsticks, or on its own.

We then hit Burberry! I had every intention of getting just the one thing which of course was their eye shadow in Pale Barley - which is gorgeous btw and they had just had a re-stock so phew! I finally managed to get my hands on the cult product! The ladies in the Burberry store were SOO lovely and asked if we wanted our makeup touched up, I jumped at the chance as we'd had a bit of a late one the night before.  I have to say, hands down, this was the only time I've had my makeup done by someone other than myself and actually really liked it! She just freshen up our complexions, applied some blush and some gloss on me (I didn't actually get a picture). I loved the lipgloss she put on me so much that I ended up buying that too! It was the Burberry Lip Gloss Lip Glow in 09.  My new perfect nude gloss!

The ladies in the Burberry store were even kind enough to fill our bags with little goodies, I got a sample of the My Burberry perfume and  the Burberry Kisses Lipstick in 05 Nude Pink- can I just say, how cute are these minis!!

We also hit up L'Occitane, I picked up a refill of the almond shower oil, love that stuff so much! And we went to Victoria Secret (obvs!) but I don't think I'll be posting my new undies on the interwebs!

The last place we ended up (after lunching of course) was Laduree, I couldn't not pick up a box of their macaroons...

Look how pretty! & not to mention yummy!! These were demolished as soon as I got home!

It wasn't a major London haul but I love everything I bought!Hope you lovelies are having a great week xo

Monday, 20 April 2015

London // Mini Photo Diary

Oh London, I love you! If you follow me on instagram (if you don't, you should fyi lol) you might have know that the week me and one of my bestests took a lil trip to the big smoke. It was a spare of the moment thing, the train tickets were cheap and we found a great online deal for a hotel room for the night, so thought why the hell not have a mini holiday in London!

We didn’t really have any plans on what we were going to do or see (other than visit Victoria Secret, standard!). We stayed at the Z Hotel in Shoreditch, the staff were friendly, it was easy to find and the rooms were pretty good! I’d recommend it! For our first day/night in London we ended up having a wonder, lunching and visiting secret bars, it was a pretty great night and at a couple of moments very surreal!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

A Mini Payday Haul

You know how some people say “I only went in for one thing” but come out with a hella lot more? Well, this was one of those times! I had a fresh wage packet in my bank and I was wondering round the isles of boots, needless to say a few items more than the one I needed ended up in my basket! Here’s what I picked up…

01.  Boots Extract Mango Body Butter // I’m a dry skin sufferer anyway and what with summer coming up I want my skin feeling and looking soft and smooth. I’ve been trying to moisturise my body at least once a day and I’ve just finished off my soap & Glory body moisturiser (which reminds me, empties post!) so needed to pick up another one. I love the scent of mangos, its super fresh and it’s an instant mood lifter so ended up grabbing this one. Its boots own brand and its fair trade, which is all kinds of good! And the smell, oh the smell… seriously, if you’re in boots, pick this up and smell it!

02.  Boots Extracts Mango Body Wash // While I was picking up the mango moisturiser I spotted this body wash next to it. I usually use my L’Occitane almond shower oil (seriously amazing stuff) but one whiff of this shower gel and it was in my basket! This is perfect for mornings where you need a little pick me up.

03.  Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub // I always seem to have to browse the soap and glory products, I just can’t help myself! I’ve heard great things about the breakfast scrub and it really does smell amazing, so I picked it up! & like I say, what with summer fast approaching, I want those silky smooth lookin’ legs!

04.  OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum // I’ve heard a few things about the organics range and a friend of mine recently recommended this to me so thought I would pick it up. I have long and super fine hair (I wish my hair were thicker!) so anything that can give it a helping hand and keep it looking/feeling nourished and soft is worth a go! Plus, coconuts! It obvs smells amazing! Will have to a full report on this soon!

05. Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Night Cream // As you probably know I’m a 9 to 5 office worker gal, and my office has a pretty hard core air-con system that literally sucks the life out of my skin (I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before!). I recently ran out of my Aesop moisturiser and needed another one but I didn’t want to break the bank. This lil purchase is from Holland and Barrett. I was browsing their website a couple weeks back and obvs found myself browsing the beauty section and I came across this little gem. I liked the idea of it being organic and the fact that it contains argan oil (which is super amazing for dry skin) was a winner for me, so I made a special trip in to my local store to pick this up. I know this is a night cream, but like I say, my skin gets pretty dry so I’ll be using this mornings and in the eves. I read the reviews online before picking this up and they were all raving about it!

I really was all about the smells of summer with this haul huh! Hope all you lovelies are enjoying the nice weather… BBQ season is upon us, yuss!!

Friday, 3 April 2015

March Favourites

Another month of 2015 bites the dust... can this year just slow down please!

I wasn't actually going to do a March Favourites post as some of the products I mention here are the same as my February Favourites. As this month has flown by so fast, I've not actually switched things up much, but I love doing these sorts of posts and love reading them myself, so here you go...

01.  L'Occitaine Almond Shower Oil // This is one from my February Favourites.  This really does leave your skin feeling silky smooth after using it. Also I can't stop raving about the smell.  Its just such a luxe product!

02.  Elemis Pro-Collagen Balm Cleanser // Like i've been saying, my skin has been incredibly dry and dehydrated lately so I've been using this Elemis balm cleanser a lot more than usual.  I have to say I have actually noticed a difference in my skin! I would totally recommend balm cleaners to all you dry skin gals out there!  Fancy reading my review of this?

03.  Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in Light // This is something that I've had in my collection for yonks and I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this in past favourites but I've really got back into using this lately.  If I fancy a fuss free makeup day, I swirl this on my skin along with a bit of concealer and don't really bother with foundation.

04.  Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation // When I can be bothered with foundation, this has been my go to! Its super long lasting, non cakey and can be built up to whatever coverage you need! I've popped a review of this up if you fancy a read.

05. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk // Ok, so this is another one from my February Favourites, but I can't help it.  This is working its way up to holy grail status and fast! Its the perfect everyday nude!

06.  Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara // Sooo, I have a confession to make... I know I've done a post on this saying that I wasn't a great fan of it, but after the whole Fairy Drops fiasco (you can read about that here) I decided to give it another shot and... I actually quite like it! I've been wearing this on my lashes pretty much all month and I'm actually considering buying the full size.  I truly eat my words about this mascara, I think I might have to write a retraction!

I hope all you lovelies have had a great February & are enjoying the bank hol weekend! Lets hope the weather perks up a bit, if not, theres always easter eggs to look forward to! xo

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