MY HAIR STYLING ROUTINE
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A lot of you guys are always asking me how I do my hair, so the other morning I sat down in front of my camera and showed you exactly what products and tools I use to achieve my go-to style. My favourite way to wear my hair is that effortless messy/wavy/beachy look and it’s something that I feel like I’ve finally got a handle on! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t claim to be a hair expert in any way, shape or form, but if bed head hair is your thang (like it is mine) then I’ve got you covered.
I thought I’d kick things off by talking you through some of the shampoo and conditioners that are currently sitting in my shower! I tend to have a lot of different products in my shower at any one time because I just love trying new stuff. The products that I used this morning (as I’m typing this!) were the *Redken ‘All Soft’ shampoo and *conditioner. This is a combo that I’ve been using for YEARS and that’s because it’s always been amazing at nourishing my dry hair. Lately I’ve also been reaching for my *Pureology ‘Hydrate’ shampoo and *conditioner which you’ve probably heard me talk about a million times. This duo smells incredible because they both have a really nice minty fresh scent which kinda makes your scalp feel all tingly after you use it (in a good way lol). Again, these babies are great for those of you who suffer with dry or damaged hair.
If you watched my latest vlog then it’s probably no surprise to you that I just have to take a minute to mention the gorgeous *Garnier Ultimate Blends Argan Richness shampoo and *conditioner. I’ve used the Garnier Ultimate Blends range A LOT over the years and my favourite has always been the *Honey Treasures duo. I didn’t think anything could ever win my heart like the Honey Treasures range but ever since I discovered the Argan collection I’ve been obsessed! The Argan Richness shampoo and conditioner is formulated with a blend of argan oil and almond cream which are both amazing at intensely nourishing and softening the hair. I’ve really enjoyed using this combo lately. (They also smell insanely delicious!) Watch my vlog if you want to discover part of the process that goes into making this collection!
Once I’ve hopped out of the shower the first product that I always reach for is the *Mane ’n Tail Detangler. This stuff does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin and to use it I just spray it all over my hair (making sure to get underneath the different layers). I try not to overdo it with the detangler because sometimes if you use too much it can make your hair feel a little heavy or greasy, but a light layer does just the trick. Once I’ve sprayed that on I’ll reach for my trusty *Tangle Teezer (don’t know what I’d do without that thing!) and gently brush it through. I know a lot of people are quite afraid of mousse but once I’ve brushed through my hair I’ll take a little of my favourite *Densimorphose Mousse by Kerastase and run it through from the root to the tip. Don’t be daunted by the word ‘mousse’, this stuff is really lightweight and just helps to give your style some volume and staying power!
Once I’m all moussed up I’ll go ahead and dry my hair – I use the *Dyson Supersonic which is literally life changing. Once dry, I’ll gently run my fingers through it before clipping up the top section with…you guessed it…da clip. Sometimes I’ll leave my hair straight but typically I like to add a few curls for some va va voom. Before curling (with my fave *Hershesons curling wand) I like to apply a light spritz of the *Ouai Soft Hair Spray to give it some texture and grip. Make sure you watch my video if you want to see exactly how I curl my hair, but basically once I’m done with the wand I’ll reach for my bottle of *Sam McKnight ‘Cool Girl’ Texture Mist and spray it through before messing it up with my fingertips. The last step in my process is to take a little bit of the *Ouai Matte Pomade and run it through my hair to smooth any fly aways.
Let me know if you guys found this useful! Definitely make sure you watch the tutorial down below if you want to see me do this process step by step IRL. Also if you guys have any product recommendations that you think I might like then I’d love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think I should use!
MY ULTIMATE HAIR WARDROBE:
*Redken 'All Soft' Shampoo
Great for dry hair!
*Redken 'All Soft' Conditioner
Nourishes and softens
*Pureology 'Hydrate' Shampoo
Protects coloured hair
*Pureology 'Hydrate' Conditioner
Super duper nourishing
*Garnier Argan Richness Shampoo
Scrub a dub dub
*Garnier Argan Richness Conditioner
Silky soft hair here I come!
*kerastase densifie densimorphose mousse
My all time fave mousse
*Ouai Soft Hair Spray
*Ouai Hair Pomade
Style it up
*Sam McKnight 'Cool Girl' Texture Mist
Obsessed with this stuff!
DISCOVERING ARGAN OIL WITH GARNIER
Last week my lovely Garnier family whisked me away on an incredible trip to Agadir, Morocco to discover the origins of their magical argan oil. I’ve only ever been to Marrakech in Morocco so I was really looking forward to exploring a different area of the country. What makes Agadir so special is that it’s one of only two areas in the world where argan trees are found to grow naturally! This particular area of Morocco provides the argan trees with the specific climate and soil conditions that they require to grow and thrive. Garnier brought me along on the trip to celebrate the release of their brand new Argan Richness collection which is part of the (amazing) Ultimate Blends range. I was so excited to get a glimpse into the process that goes into producing the products and meet the people that make it all happen!
If like me you’re a fan of the Garnier Ultimate Blends range (seriously my favourite affordable haircare collection!) then you will know just how nourishing the formula of the shampoo and conditioner really is. The Honey Treasures shampoo and conditioner have been my go-to at bath time for a while now, but since trying the Argan Richness range I *think* I’ve just found my new favourites!
The Argan Richness range is specifically formulated for very dry, unruly hair and I’m really grateful to have this stuff sitting proudly in my bathroom. Ever since I started dying my hair blonde it’s felt SO dry and I find myself constantly hunting for the perfect shampoo and conditioner combo to bring my tresses back to life! Argan is an amazing remedy for dry or damaged hair because it’s super rich in antioxidants and FULL of vitamin E. Within the Argan Richness collection is a nutritious creamy shampoo, a detangling conditioner and my fave…a deep nourishing hair mask! Alongside this trio there’s also a no-rinse protective styling balm (watch my vlog if you wanna see how I used this!) which helps to give the hair a velvety soft touch and makes it easier to manage. I used this foursome throughout my time in Morocco and I really noticed a positive difference in the way my hair looked and felt.
Garnier’s argan oil is processed by six women’s cooperatives. This basically means that Garnier employ roughly 600 women and give them fair wages which enables them to support their families. This is great because there really aren’t many opportunities for women to get jobs in this particular area of Morocco. Among the six cooperatives is the Women Agricultural Coopérative Toudarte in Douar Aksmour, Agadir, who we went to visit on the second day of our trip. Women working in the argan oil cooperatives are guaranteed equitable wages, which improve their own lives as well as the lives of their families and communities. The cooperatives provide the women with better working conditions and greater independence. Not only that but it is mandatory for the women of the cooperative to take part in two hours literacy lessons per day and gives them greater access to healthcare; both of which enable them to take more control over their future.
It took us around two hours to reach the village of Aksmour from our hotel and the drive was incredible! We drove along the most beautiful stretch of coastline before winding our way up into the mountains and along to the cooperative in the argan forest. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the women of the Coopérative Toudarte who greeted us with a beautiful song and dance! I actually felt really emotional when the women started singing! They were so excited to see us and proud to show us what they do. Super special.
After our welcome we were treated to a glass of delicious Moroccan mint tea (seriously that stuff is INCREDIBLE) and some delicious sweet treats like coconut macaroons and buttery biscuits. We sat down and listened to a short speech by Fatima Ihihi who is the President of the Toudarte Coopérative and a native of the Akhsmou village. Fatima shared her story with us and it was so inspiring to hear her passion and enthusiasm for the cooperative. She told us about how she had always dreamed of setting up a women’s cooperative to produce argan oil but faced difficulties due to the resistance of the local population. After years of perseverance, Fatima succeeded in assembling a small group of women and together they worked to set up the Coopérative Toudarte. Now, the cooperative is one of the biggest and most successful suppliers of argan oil in the region. It was amazing to hear Fatima’s story first hand!
After Fatima’s speech we headed out to see the argan trees for ourselves. The trees grow argan fruits which are kinda squidgy like a date or a prune. When ripe (usually around July/August time) the fruit falls from the tree and is left to dry on the ground for around four months before being manually collected. Once the pulp has dried it is removed to reveal the argan nuts. To avoid any waste, leftover fruit is given to the animals in the village to eat.
The next step to create the argan oil is to crack the nut by hand. This is a time consuming and labor intensive process and I was absolutely in awe of how fast (yet meticulous) these women were at this part! There’s a real knack to cracking the nut and you have to hit it in *just* the right spot in order to get a nice, clean break on the shell. I actually got the chance to have a go at cracking the nut myself and it was SO hard (watch the vlog if you wanna see me fail lol)!! It can take up to a day for the women to extract a basket full of argan nuts which blows my mind because it took me about 10 minutes to crack just one! Each nut contains two kernels which are collected into baskets ready for the next step.
After collecting, the kernels are sorted by hand. The best kernels (which are determined by their colour and shape) are selected to produce the highest quality oil. The kernels are mechanically pressed into a liquid which is left to rest and filtered. The result of this whole process is argan oil ready to be blended into the Garnier products! It was SO cool to see this process and to know that it would eventually end up in a bottle of Ultimate Blends!
What’s also great about this whole process is that none of the argan fruit goes to waste. Garnier also use the cracked kernels in many of their other beauty products (not just the Ultimate Blends range!); the kernels are crushed and used in scrubs because they make the perfect natural exfoliators! Scrub a dub dub.
I had such an amazing day at the Coopérative Toudarte and I can’t even begin to explain how special it felt to not only see the work that goes into making the argan oil, but to meet the women who make it happen too! These women are so proud and happy to be a part of this cooperative and I’m really grateful that I got to spend a day in their shoes. This opportunity has changed a lot of women’s lives and it’s amazing to see.
Alongside our visit to the Coopérative Toudarte, we also had the chance to enjoy some moments of pure relaxation back at our beautiful Riad (a traditional moroccan house/hotel). I think everyone who lives in the UK will agree with me when I say that cold, wet January’s are THE WORST so it was amazing to get the chance to spend a couple of days soaking up some much needed sunshine.
Brown Leather Jacket
A great staple piece!
Levis Grey Jeans
My most worn pair!
Classic Brown Belt
I couldn't live without mine
Comfy Grey Tee
This is my go to right now
Essential for Summer!
These are cute
Garnier Sensitive Advanced SPF
Protect protect protect!
I swear by these for pony tail days!
Daisy London Chakra Bracelet
I wear mine every single day!
I was also super happy to have my bae Alex by my side for this trip! She is the coolest chick EVER and I’m always super excited to travel with her. Thanks Garnier for reuniting us in Morocco, it was awesome!
On our last morning Garnier organised for us to visit the traditional Moroccan Hammam which was pure bliss. A Hammam is basically a treatment where someone bathes you and scrubs you and kinda massages you at the same time. Essentially it was just what I needed before the long flight home back to London! We were also treated to a blow dry in the hotel using the beautiful Argan Richness range which left me feeling super swish!
Weekday Textured Bikini Top
Love this bikini!
Weekday Textured High Waist Bikini Bottom
Round Basket Bag
I'm in love with this
These are cute
Ouai Wave Spray
Ouai Texturising Spray
I'm in love
Gorgeous Red Dress
Affordable show stopper!
Comfy Strappy Sandals
The perfect height for me!
Simple Black Jumpsuit
Love how this ties in at the waist
Essential for Summer!
Big thank you to my wonderful Garnier family for bringing me along on this trip and giving me a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the amazing women at the Coopérative Toudarte. It’s so great to see how these women sustainably source the natural ingredients that go into Garnier products. I vlogged the whole trip so make sure you watch the video below if you want to see what I got up to while we were out there! The Argan Richness range is available from Boots here.
Garnier Argan Richness Control Cream
Makes hair super manageable
*Garnier Argan Richness Shampoo
Scrub a dub dub
Cute Basket Bag
Pop your hair goodies in here!
*Garnier Argan Richness Conditioner
Silky soft hair here I come!
Garnier Argan Richness Hair Mask
BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS OF 2017!
I can’t believe it’s that time of year again but 2018 is fast approaching and it’s time for me to sit down and tell you guys what beauty products have been floating my boat for the past twelve months. I always get really excited to gather up my ultimate faves from the year to see what I’ve been loving and using. I’ve fallen in love with A LOT of new beauty products during 2017, but I’ve also been loyal to a lot of the tried, tested and true items in my makeup and skincare wardrobe. Read the post and stay tuned for my video to discover which products made it into my ultimate list of ‘2017 Best Beauty Products!’
MAKEUP / FACE
It seems natural to kick things off with the base and one of the stand out products of 2017 for me (and pretty much everyone else on the planet!) is the It Cosmetics CC Cream. This is one of the BEST affordable base products that I’ve ever used and what I love the most about it is the way that it feels on my skin; it’s a really lightweight, silky smooth formula but it gives a slightly fuller coverage than some of the other CC creams I’ve tried over the years. It gives my skin a gorgeous, dewy glow and stays fresh-looking all day. I LOVE it! Another base product that I’ve used to death this year is the Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation. Again, this is gives a super dewy finish and feels like a dream to apply and wear. This is a must-have if you’re into that ‘barely there’ makeup look. I know I’m going to be just as obsessed with these two products in 2018 too.
One of the products that I got the most excited about this year was the Fresh Instant Glow Luminizer. This is basically a sheer illuminating cream that you can wear alone or on the top of your foundation to give your skin some extra stunning glow! I like to apply this right after my base by taking a teeny weeny blob of product onto my fingertips and lightly pressing it onto my skin. Concealer-wise I’ve been switching between the Nars Soft Matte Concealer and Glossier Stretch Concealer all year. I love both of these concealers because they feel so comfortable and hydrating on my skin. They’re both super buildable and do a great job at masking any imperfections without feeling dry or looking cakey. Goals.
Another product from the Lancôme Cushion range that I’ve been obsessing over is the Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil. I have quite a few different shades in the cushion blushes but ‘Rose Givree’ is the one that I’ve been reaching for the most during 2017. I love the cushion blushes because they give my face a really natural flush of colour and are super easy to build and blend. The stand out bronzer for me HAS to be the Benefit Hoola Lite; it’s the perfect shade for my pale complexion and does a great job at contouring away last night’s Dominos (lol). Like every other beauty lover in the world I’ve found myself falling more and more in love with the Glossier Haloscope. If you’re on the hunt for a highlighter that gives your skin the peeerrrrrfect dewy glow then the Haloscope is a must-have in your makeup bag. This is the kind of product that looks good all year round (the formula also has REAL crystals in it…wow!)
MAKEUP / EYES
This year has been all about the brows for me so of course I had to take a minute to mention one of my most used brow products to date…the It Cosmetics ‘Brow Power’ Universal Brow Pencil. Basically the Universal Brow Pencil is a brow product that suits all brow colours and all complexions (amazing right!?) the shade that you create basically depends on how much pressure you apply to the pencil. I adore this! For the eyes I’ve been loving the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Eyes To Mesmerise’ Cream Eyeshadows. You guys know I’m all about that stress-free makeup life so these shadows are PERFECT because I can just take a little of the product onto my finger tip and apply it straight to my lids. These shadows are great for achieving that ‘effortlessly put together’ look that I adore.
MAKEUP / LIPS
Onto my favourite part now…the lips! It’s probably no surprise to most of you that the first item on my list is one of the stunning Surratt Lipsliques. I’ve spoken about the Lipsliques too many times to count and that’s because they’re genuinely one of my all time favourite lipstick formulas…EVER! Lately I’ve been loving the shade ‘Bandy’ (a classic rose toned nude) but you might also have seen me wearing ‘Ladybug’ (a beautiful orangey red). Of course I’m still a dedicated fangirl of the Lancôme Matte Shakers; over the past few weeks I’ve been wearing the shade ‘Beige Vintage’ to death! Chanel Lipsticks always steal my heart so of course I had to include one of the Rouge Coco Shines in the shade ‘Boy’ in this post! For balms I have to take a second to mention the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm (this nourishes my lips like nothing else!) as well as the Dior Colour Reviver Balm (which adds a subtle tint of colour). I have soooo many ‘favourite’ lip products so it was super hard for me to narrow this list down!
SKINCARE / CLEANSE & MOISTURISE
First up is my holy grail…the Garnier Micellar Water. I’ve been using the Garnier Micellar Water for years and simply can’t take my makeup off without it. It’s so kind and gentle on my skin and does a great job at getting rid of every last scrap of product on my face. After cleansing I’ll almost always reach for the MV Organics Rose Plus Booster which is a soothing blend of essential oils that all help to calm and strengthen the skin. This is a great product to use if you suffer with sensitive skin like me. For serum I’ve been loving the Lancôme Advanced Genefique which is uhhhhhmaaaazing at not only hydrating the skin, but improving radiance, clarity and texture too. Last up on my skincare list is something for the bod and that’s the Mixa Soothing Body Lotion. This is literally one of the most affordable items in my skincare wardrobe and it nourishes my skin like nothing else. You HAVE to try it!
SKINCARE / MASKS
Masks are one of my all time favourite things to talk about so I’m super excited to tell you guys which ones have been floating my boat the most this year. It’s probably no surprise to you that 2 out of 3 of the masks I’m about to mention are by Fresh…they’re just the best! I’ve probably been reaching for the Umbrian Clay Mask the most this year, it’s great at giving my skin the ultimate deep cleanse and always leaves my face feeling funky fresh. Another deep cleansing mask that I’ve been loving is the Pai AHA Mask; I usually apply a really generous layer to my face and leave it for around 15 minutes. After washing this off I feel like a brand new woman! I’m pretty sure you all knew I was going to mention the Fresh Rose Face Mask; this is probably my all time favourite mask from the Fresh collection. I mean…it has real rose petals in it…what’s not to love!? I’m excited to discover some new masks in 2018.
HAIRCARE / STYLING
I’ve gone through soooo many bottles of the Pureology ‘Hydrate’ Shampoo and Conditioner over the past year. Ever since I started colouring my hair I’ve noticed how dry and brittle it feels so this hydrating Pureology duo is the combo I reach for whenever my hair is in need of some TLC. I also lurrrve how fresh and clean this stuff smells, I feel like a minty queen whenever I use this stuff. For styling I’ve been loyal to the Ouai Wave Spray (I can’t get enough of those beach babe tresses) and I’ve also been reaching for the L’Oreal Professionnel ‘Next Day Hair’ Texturising Powder. This combo gives my hair ultimate texture and helps my style to last all day.
SHOP MY PICKS!
IT COSMETICS 'YOUR FACE BUT BETTER' CC CREAM
A wonderfully light formula
Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation
Definition of dreamy
NARS SOFT MATTE CONCEALER
A constant in my makeup bag!
Glossier Stretch Concealer
A lightweight, dewy finish
Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil 'Rose Givree'
Easy to build up
Glow up baby
Fresh Instant Glow Luminizer
I'm actually OBSESSEDDDDD
BENEFIT 'HOOLA LITE'
The perfect shade for me
*Fenty Universal Gloss
You NEED this gloss in your life!
IT COSMETICS BROW POWER 'UNIVERSAL TAUPE'
Perfect universal colour
LANCÔME MATTE SHAKER 'ENERGY PEACH'
I adore this colour
Surratt Lipslique 'Ladybug'
I think this is my favourite shade in the lipsliques
Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick
Nothing feels as special as Chanel
Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm 'Coral'
Perfect for summer
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I simply can't take my makeup off without it!
MV Organics Rose Plus Treatment
So wonderfully soothing
Lancôme Advanced Génefique Sensitive Dual Concentrate
One of my faves over the Summer
Mixa Restoring Body Lotion
Gives skin a serious moisture surge
Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
The ultimate cleanse
FRESH ROSE FACE MASK
My all-time fave
Pai AHA Mask
You need this in your life
*Pureology 'Hydrate' Shampoo
Protects coloured hair
*Pureology 'Hydrate' Conditioner
Super duper nourishing
Ouai Wave Spray
L'oreal Next Day Hair Texturising Spray
Couldn't live without this
CHRISTMAS WITH CHANEL
The other week I was lucky to receive a beautiful parcel in the mail from the wonderful beauty team at Chanel *squeals!*. I’m SUCH a Chanel fangirl, so everytime they send me something, no matter how big or small, I always get SO excited! There’s something about wearing something ‘Chanel’ (even if it’s just a slick of red polish on my nails or a sweep of bronzer on my face) that makes me feel so special and so glam, anyone else feel that too?
Chanel were kind enough to send me some goodies from the stunning new 2017 ‘Numéros Rouges’ collection which launched at the beginning of the month and includes 4 reinvented lipsticks in a red lacquered tube. I was also lucky to receive a handful of gorgeous, limited edition makeup goodies which I’m super duper excited to try! A lot of the go-to products in my makeup collection are Chanel staples that I’ve been using for YEARS, so I’m always over the moon to try some of their brand new stuff.
The product that I’m probably the most excited about is this limited edition ‘Trait De Caractère’ eyeshadow palette…how STUNNING! Although I don’t tend to stray far from my everyday nude shadows, the deep purple shade and the gorgeous shimmering green are soooo super beautiful that I kinda feel like stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something different. I have a couple of the Chanel Les 4 Ombres palettes in my makeup drawer and they also make me want to go a little crazy and try some different colours. I feel like Chanel are amazing at making some of the more ‘daring’ shades feel more wearable and less daunting (probably because they’re just so beautiful!) This palette is going to be my go-to for festive events this season for sure!
Sticking with the green theme, Chanel also sent me one of their waterproof long-lasting eyeliners in the shade ‘Legendary Green’ which I’m obsessed with. Lately I’ve been really enjoying creating a super soft wing with something like a kohl pencil so I’m super excited to try and achieve something similar with this beautiful green eyeliner. I would probably wear this with one of the shades of the ‘Ombre Premiere’ eyeshadows for a sultry look (this one in the pic is the shade ‘Silver Screen’!) Love this combo!
It wouldn’t be a Chanel post if I didn’t take a minute to mention my favourite Le Vernis nail polishes, right!? I tend to get gel on my nails quite a lot (it’s one of my favourite self-care things to do!) but whenever I don’t have time to book myself an appointment I’ll usually reach for one of the beautiful Chanel Le Vernis polishes instead. They’re SUPER glossy, wonderfully long-wearing and always come in the most beautiful colours. This time I was sent a vibrant neon colour in the shade ‘Scenario’ alongside an almost-black colour in the shade ‘Celebrity’. I don’t tend to wear black on my nails but I feel like this one could look super glam. What do you think?
Onto the stars of the show now…the lipsticks! There are 4 lipstick shades within this new collection and I was super excited to be able to get my hands on 3 of them! I was sent ‘No 1’ which is a classic red, ‘No 2’ a raspberry red, and ‘No 4’ (my favourite) an orange-toned red. You’ve probably noticed by now that I don’t tend to wear red on my lips all that often but these Chanel lipsticks are definitely an exception to that rule! It doesn’t get much more ‘glam’ than a classic red Chanel lip, right?
You might have heard me talk about the Chanel Rouge Coco Glosses on my blog before (I’m obsessed with the shade Douceur) so when I saw a new colour staring back at me from the box I got waaaay too excited. Chanel were kind enough to send me the limited edition shade ‘Romance’ which is absolutely gorgeous. It’s slightly darker than the kind of shade I’d usually reach for, but if there was ever a time to rock a vampy lip the season is now! If you’re not a gloss convert just yet, never fear! The Rouge Coco glosses feel completely comfortable on the lips and they’re actually quite moisturising. I’ll definitely be popping this baby in my handbag next time someone invites me to a Christmas party! Loving this shade.
Big thank you to the lovely team at Chanel for sending me these limited edition goodies to love and wear! Chanel is one of those beauty brands that always feels so special and so luxurious and I’m so excited to test these products out over the festive period! What’s your favourite Chanel product for this season? Let me know in the comments!
Chanel Ombre Premiere Eye Colour 'Silver Screen'
This is gorgeous
Chanel Trait De Caractère Palette
Living for that festive green rn
Chanel Longwear Eyeliner 'Legendary Green'
Soooo excited to try this
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick 'No 1'
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick 'No 2'
Cute raspberry red
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick 'No 3'
Sultry brownish red
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick 'No 4'
My fave! An orange toned red
Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss 'Romance'
Chanel Nail Polish 'Scenario'
I kinda love this!
Chanel Nail Polish 'Celebrity'
Can I rock this?
NEW IN FROM SEPHORA
I just got back from New York and of course I had to take a trip to Sephora (beauty lovers’ paradise…am I right?) while we were out there. It’s been a while since I picked up some stuff from Sephora so I thought it would be nice if I sat down and showed you guys some of the goodies that I picked up from the store. Despite having made many trips to Sephora over the years, there’s something about the whole experience that fills my little beauty-loving heart with joy! I picked up some cool new skincare bits as well as some cute new makeup and I’m suuuuper excited to try this stuff out!
The first items weren’t actually from Sephora (lol) but after our NYC trip we actually flew back to Canada to spend a week with my family so of course I had to make a trip to the drugstore to see if anything took my fancy! I spotted a couple of the CND Vinylux polishes and I knew I couldn’t head back to London without these babies in my suitcase. I was inspired to get these by my good friend Alex Steinherr who always goes to a salon called ‘DryBy’ and gets this beautiful pink shellac manicure using the colour ‘Beau’ with ‘Negligee’ on top. I always copy her and get the same manicure (sorry Alex lol) so when I saw the CND polishes in the drugstore I just HAD to have them. I couldn’t find the colour ‘Beau’ but I did find a similar shade called ‘Romantique’ and managed to pick up ‘Negligee’ too. I feel like this combo makes the PERFECT pink manicure so I’m super excited to be able to recreate Alex’s beautiful nails at home. Yay for Canadian drugstores!
Onto the actual Sephora haul now (lol) and the first thing I picked up was this beautiful eyeshadow palette by Dior. I actually went a little crazy at the Dior counter (they have SO much gorgeous stuff) and this ‘5 Couleur’ palette was the product that inspired me to try some other stuff from their collection. What drew me to this palette was that stunning orange/peachy colour in the top left. It may be hard for you guys to believe since I have *quite* the collection of shadows, but I actually don’t have a colour even close to this. I’m really excited to try this shade out, I feel like it could look really cute with my favourite Glossier Cloud Paint in the shade ‘Beam’ and one of my go-to ‘Freedom of Peach’ Lancôme Juicy Shaker.
Another Dior product that caught my eye was the 2-in-1 Primer and Concealer stick. What made me fall in love with this concealer was just how creamy and moisturising the formula looked. I love the Glossier Stretch Concealer because it feels so nourishing on my skin so I’m really hoping this one is similar! I also picked up one of the Hourglass ‘Ambient Lighting’ Powders in the shade ‘Diffused Light’. I’ve already used up one of these powders before and I needed to pick one up again because I just love the way this product looks (and feels) on my skin! This is a really lightweight powder which does a great job at setting my makeup and giving me a gorgeous, radiant glow at the same time. I’m excited to have this baby back in my life! I love Hourglass products sooooo much.
The last makeup product that I picked up was the Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade. Much like the Dior Colour Reviver Balms (which I adore), the Pomade has a really subtle tint of colour and feels super hydrating on the lips. The formula of this pomade is actually enriched with a melt-in gel which gives your lips a gorgeous glossy effect. This is the kind of lip product that I’ll probably reach for on my favourite ‘no makeup’ makeup days. I feel like I’m going to be obsessed with this!
I’ve heard a lot of people raving about Drunk Elephant skincare lately so when I stumbled upon some of their products in Sephora I just had to pick up some stuff and try it for myself. The first thing I grabbed was the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream which (to me) looks like it’s going to be kinda similar to the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cream (which I also picked up!). Of course the thing that got me most excited about this Whipped Cream product was the cute little pump. I love these kinds of pumps because I feel like they’re really hygienic and create minimum waste (there’s nothing worse than accidentally squeezing out waaaayy too much product and seeing it go down the drain!). Apparently this Drunk Elephant moisturiser is great at delivering a steady dose of moisture throughout the day as well as brightening and firming the skin. I’m excited to see if this lives up to the hype!
Another Drunk Elephant product that I had to pop in my basket was the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. Lately I’ve been really into chemically exfoliating my skin so when I saw this I just had to pick it up. The Sukari Babyfacial is an AHA and BHA formula which resurfaces the skin to reveal a clearer, more radiant complexion. To use this stuff you just apply a layer of product to your dry skin and leave it to do its thang for 20 minutes before rinsing off. What I didn’t realise when I bought this is that it actually comes with a teeny weeny tester tube of their Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil so I’m looking forward to applying this afterwards! I’ll keep you posted on how the process goes. Lastly I couldn’t leave the store without picking up one of my favourite ‘Lavanila’ deodorants. You guys have probably noticed that I’m a bit obsessed with trying out different natural deodorants and this Lavanila stick is one that has stood the test of time in my collection. It smells absolutely DELICIOUS and leaves me feeling fresh as a daisy. I know it’s crazy but I’m really excited to use this again lol!
I have to admit I used a lot of willpower to walk away from some of the gorgeous stuff I saw in Sephora while I was away, sooooooo many beauty goodies caught my eye while we were out there! Next time I head out to NYC I’m going to make it my mission to pick up some more Drunk Elephant products (especially the Lippie Balm and Jelly Cleanser) as well as some more stuff from Dior. I also spotted a stunning dual finish highlighter by Lancôme which I’m still dreaming about! Have a peek at the collage below if you want to see what’s on my Sephora wishlist!
1. LANCÔME HIGHLIGHTER | 2. GUERLAIN GOLD PEARLS OF POWDER | 3. BURBERRY LIP COLOR CONTOUR | 4. DIOR SCULPT CONTOURING POWDER BLUSH | 5. YSL ILLUMINATING CLEANSER | 6. DIOR MIST LOTION | 7. DRUNK ELEPHANT JUJU BAR | 8. DRUNK ELEPHANT LIPPIE BALM | 9. BURBERRY LIP COLOR | 10. DRUNK ELEPHANT JELLY CLEANSER | 11. MILK MAKEUP QUAD | 12. DIOR FORTIFYING NAIL CREAM
If you enjoyed this post then defo make sure you watch my video below! It’s been way too long since I filmed a Sephora haul and I’m super excited to try out all the things I picked up! Have you tried any of the products that I mentioned? I’d love to know what you thought of them!
SHOP MY SEPHORA HAUL!
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish 'Romantique'
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish 'Negligee'
Dior Eyeshadow Palette 'Sienna Embrace'
Living for that peach colour
Dior 2-in-1 Concealer
Bye bye dark circles HELLO radiance
*Dior Lip Glow Pomade
Glossy glossy glossy
Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm 'Pink'
Such a pretty colour
Hourglass 'Diffused Light' Powder
Gotta get that glow
Kate Somervile Goat Milk Cream
Not as weird as it sounds lol
*Drunk Elephant LaLa Retro Whipped Cream
Excited about this!
Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial
AHA & BHA
A LOVE AFFAIR WITH GLOSSIER
You’ve probably heard me (and a million other people) fangirling over Glossier lately so I thought I’d put together a little post to show my appreciation for a brand who (in my opinion) just keep getting it SO right. I’ve mentioned a number of Glossier products across my blog and YouTube over the years, but I thought it would be nice to talk you through my collection because it’s grown quite a bit since my last overview (read that here). In my opinion, Glossier is TOTALLY worth the hype and I’m excited to see if you guys agree with me too. P.S. Glossier is now available in the UK! Wahoooo!
GLOSSIER PRIMING RICH MOISTURISER
I’m definitely much more into Glossier makeup than skincare but there are a couple of products in my collection that I use and love A LOT. First up is the Glossier Priming Rich Moisturiser. This moisturiser is perfect for me because I feel like it really nourishes my dry skin. It’s a little more pricey than your average drugstore moisturiser, but for £29 it actually feels like a really luxurious product to use. Before trying this moisturiser I kind of had the impression that it might feel greasy on the skin, but despite the fact that it’s a super rich formula, it actually absorbs really nicely into my face and doesn’t feel heavy at all. This is a great base for makeup in the mornings but it’s also the perfect product to reach for during your night time routine. A great all rounder. I’ve already gone through a couple of these tubs!
I only recently picked up the Body Hero Daily Oil Wash and Daily Perfecting Cream but I already really adore this duo. The oil wash is one of my new favourite products to use in the shower, it’s blended with seven oils that wash away any dirt or sweat and leaves your skin feeling baby soft. Whenever I use this oil wash I’ll always follow up with the perfecting cream once I’ve hopped out of the shower. Again, this is a super luxury-feeling product that locks in a layer of moisture on my skin. Not only that but this perfecting cream actually leaves a natural-looking glowy finish all over your body. These two make the perfect dreamy duo!
The last couple of skincare items that I want to mention are the Super Serums. Applying my serum is one of my FAVE steps in my skincare routine and these Glossier ‘Super Serums’ make the whole process even more of a pleasure. Glossier have this set on their site called the ‘Super Pack’ which basically has all 3 of their serums inside. Within this cute little collection of serums there’s ‘Super Glow’ which is perfect to use if your skin is looking a little dull, ‘Super Pure’ which is the serum to reach for if you’re suffering with break outs and ‘Super Bounce’ which eases tight, dehydrated skin. Once I’ve applied my serum I’ll go ahead and use something like the Priming Rich Moisturiser on top for an extra boost of moisture.
BALM DOT COM
The Balm Dot Com is another favourite of mine. This is basically a multipurpose skin and lip salve which you can use pretty much anywhere you feel like it. I like to use mine on my lips and on my elbows but they’re also great to pop in your bag and use as a hand cream. They come in a ton of different flavours but ‘Birthday’ has to be the best! What’s your fave?
So I’m pretty sure I mentioned the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tints in my August Favourites video and 3 months later I’m still obsessed with these babies. It’s quite difficult to describe the Glossier Skin Tints because they kinda feel even *lighter* than a tinted moisturiser. These are great if you’re a fan of lightweight coverage and a natural, dewy finish. I tend to reach for one of these on a day when I cba to wear any makeup but I just want to apply a little something to even out my skin tone and make me look a little more put together.
You’ve probably heard me talk about the Glossier Stretch Concealer a hundred billion times because I love it SO much! It’s kind of a sheer concealer but I like to dab a little but underneath my eyes to make them look more awake. It’s also really dewy which I love because most concealers tend to dry out under my eyes-not hot.
You guys know by now that I’m all about the brows and the Glossier Boy Brow is a product that I’ve been using forever now. This is kinda like a creamy, waxy formula that not only adds some definition to your brows, but also keeps them looking ‘on fleek’ all day. I have mine in the shade ‘Blonde’ which works perfectly for me. A lot of blonde brow products can tend to be quite harsh or even orange-toned but this one is pretty much perfect.
Glossier really blew me away with their beautiful collection of Cloud Paints. The Cloud Paints are basically a super creamy blush which give your cheeks a gorgeous, natural-looking flush of colour. I think the main reason that I love these Cloud Paints so much is because they’re super easy to apply (I’m all about that stress-free makeup). All you do is squeeze a little bit of the product onto your fingertips and dab it straight onto your cheeks. These are a DREAM to blend and they’re also really build-able so you can add as much or as little colour as you like. If you’re new to Glossier you need to try these!
GENERATION G LIPSTICKS
The Glossier Generation G Lipsticks are some of my favourites in my collection. Like pretty much every other makeup product by Glossier, these babies give a super natural finish. What I love about these is that they’re designed to appear differently on everyone because the formula actually allows your natural lip colour to show through. Lately I’ve been obsessed with the shade ‘Jam’ which is like a deep berry shade but I also love the shade ‘Cake’ which is the perfect everyday peachy nude. Adore these!
The last product I want to take a second to mention is giving me MAJOR high school vibes and that’s the Glossier Lip Gloss. I’d kinda forgotten that clear lip glosses were a thing until I picked this up but I absolutely LOVE it! Did anyone else used to apply a clear gloss religiously in their high school days? I love wearing one of the Generation G Lipsticks for colour and then adding a slick of this juicy looking gloss on top. I think this looks SUPER cute and 90’s and I just love it!
When I first heard that Glossier was releasing a fragrance I had no idea what it would smell like, but when I spritzed it on my wrist it made so much sense. It smells literally like ‘you’…but better. It’s a really grown up scent and one that I’ve found myself reaching for more and more over the past couple of weeks.
If Glossier is new to you then definitely make sure you try some of the products that I’ve mentioned. I think the Cloud Paint and the Boy Brow are my favourite Glossier products, they just really help me to achieve that natural look that I LOVE! If you’re a Glossier fan like me then leave me a comment down below and let me know what your fave product is. I genuinely think Glossier are one of my all time favourite beauty brands.
Glossier Priming Rich Moisturiser
Glossier Body Hero Duo
Baby soft skin
Glossier Super Pack
Everything you need in one.
Glossier Stretch Concealer
A lightweight, dewy finish
Glossier Skin Tint
Perfect if you love a 'barely there' look
Glossier Cloud Paint
A beautiful flush of colour
Generation G Matte Lipstick
I am in actual love
Glossier Lip Gloss
Juicy juicy baby
Glossier Balm Dot Com
A multi purpose gem!
Glossier Boy Brow
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2017
I don’t know about you guys but for me, there’s something about finding THE perfect gift for someone that feels SO satisfying. Although I usually leave it to the very last minute (and I NEVER know what to get anyone!), Christmas shopping for the friends and fam is something I actually really enjoy doing…usually from the comfort of my own sofa mind you. You guys seemed to love my Christmas gift guide posts last year so I decided to put one together for 2017 too. I’ve put TONS (and I mean tons) of ideas together for you guys and since it’s Cyber Weekend (as I write this) I’ve also included a huuuuuuge list of sales and discount codes down at the bottom of this post so you can get your Christmas shopping done for less this year! P.S. Stay tuned to the end to see my Christmas Gift Guide video where I mentioned loads and loads of different stuff! Put the kettle on, let’s get Christmas shopping SORTED!
FOR THE FREQUENT FLYER!
1. ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 COCKTAILS’ | 2. TRAVELLERS TRIVIA GAME | 3. PIXI SUN MIST | 4. WORLD SCRATCH MAP | 5. TRAVEL SIZE CAUDALIE BEAUTY ELIXIR | 6. INVISIBOBBLES | 7. MINI FRESH ROSE FACE MASK | 8. STELLA MCCARTNEY X ADIDAS WEEKENDER BACKPACK | 9. GHD TRAVEL HAIR DRYER | 10. TANGLE TEEZER | 11. CASHMERE EYE MASK | 12. NEW BALANCE ‘FLEXONIC’ SNEAKERS | 13. HAY TRAVEL PILLOW | 14. ALPHABET WASH BAG
FOR THE BEAUTY ADDICT!
1. LANCOME HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE | 2. DIPTYQUE CANDLE DISCOVERY KIT | 3. DIPTYQUE PERFUME DISCOVERY KIT | 4. LANCOME TEINT IDOL CUSHION FOUNDATION | 5. PIXI ‘BEST OF BRIGHT’ SET | 6. PAT MCGRATH ILLUMINATOR KIT | 7. NARS ‘THE MULTIPLE’ | 8. FRINGED WALL MIRROR | 9. BRUSH CLEANSING PALETTE | 10. LAURA MERCIER STICK EYE COLOUR COLLECTION | 11. AESOP HAND BALM | 12. ‘LOOKING GOOD’ POSTER | 13. PIXI ROSE CAVIAR SERUM | 14. LIPSTICK SCENTED CANDLE (!!) | 15. FRESH SUGAR SWEETIES SET | 16. BY TERRY BAUME DE ROSE KIT
FOR THE STYLE KING!
1. ‘NEVER GIVE UP’ RING | 2. ‘BE BRAVE’ RING | 3. PANASONIC WET/DRY SHAVER | 4. HORN-EFFECT TAIL COMB | 5. CASIO WATCH | 6. ADIDAS TREFOIL ‘DAD CAP’ | 7. LE LABO PERFUME DISCOVERY SET | 8. PAI ‘CAMELIA & ROSE’ GENTLE HYDRATING CLEANSER | 9. UCON ACROBATICS BACKPACK | 10. COMMON PROJECTS CARD HOLDER | 11. HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO SLING BAG | 12. LE LABO HAIR STYLING CONCRETE | 13. ADIDAS EQT SUPPORT SNEAKERS | 14. THIS WORKS DREAM TEAM SLEEP DUO | 15. LE LABO SHOWER GEL
FOR THE STYLE QUEEN!
1. INTERSTELLAR NECKLACE | 2. MARC JACOBS ‘DEW DROPS’ HIGHLIGHTER | 3. ADIDAS BY STELLA ULTRA BOOSTS | 4. SHOOTING STAR EARRINGS | 5. ‘DAY SLEEPER’ TEE | 6. NARS LIQUID BLUSH | 7. CANDY STRIPE SOCKS | 8. BABY PINK SOCKS | 9. BLACK STRIPE SOCKS | 10. TRIANGLE STUDS | 11. CASIO WATCH | 12. SEQUIN GALAXY BAG | 13. RODIN ‘WINKS’ LIPSTICK | 14. RODIN ‘SO MOD’ | 15. RODIN ‘TOUGH TOMATO’ | 16. RODIN ‘RED HEDY’ | 17. YELLOW BEANIE | 18. HAIR TIES | 19. DAISY LONDON BRACELET | 20. PEACH LENS SUNGLASSES | 21. AMAZING GALAXY BOOTS
FOR THE HOME BODY!
1. FLUFFY SLIPPERS | 2. ‘SNOW LEOPARD’ FURRY ROBE | 3. CUTE FAIRY LIGHTS | 4. HEAT UP HUGGABLE SLOTH (OMG!) | 5. THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP BATH SOAK | 6. FRESH LEMON SUGARBATH CUBES | 7. FRESH SEABERRY EXFOLIATING SOAP | 8. THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP OIL | 9. COZY BLANKET | 10. HYGGE HOME DIFFUSER | 11. DIPTYQUE CANDLE DISCOVERY SET | 12. GREEN CRYSTAL RING HOLDER | 13. PINK CRYSTAL RING HOLDER | 14. SNUGGLY CUSHION
FOR THE HEALTH & FITNESS GURU!
1. NEAT NUTRITION MULTIVITAMINS & MINERALS | 2. NIKE INTERNATIONALIST JERSEY TEE | 3. MIO DRY BODY BRUSH | 4. ‘BED OF NAILS’ ACUPRESSURE PILLOW | 5. MOON JUICE ‘POWER DUST’ | 6. ADIDAS PERFORMANCE SPORTS BRA | 7. INVISIBOBBLES | 8. YOGA MAT | 9. NIKE FREE RUN SNEAKERS | 10. ‘THE BEAUTY CHEF’ BOOK | 11. MIO LIQUID YOGA SPRAY | 12. MIO ‘CLEAN SLATE’ WORKOUT WIPES | 13. FJALLRAVEN MINI BACKPACK
FOR THE LUXE LOVER!
1. TOM FORD LIPSTICK | 2. CUTE MOON NECKLACE | 3. COSMIC STAR BRACELET | 4. STARLIGHT STUD EARRINGS | 5. SILVER COMMON PROJECTS | 6. BELLA FREUD SWEATER | 7. MONICA VINADER RINGS | 8. B&O WIRELESS SPEAKER | 9. SLEEPER PYJAMA SET | 10. FORNASETTI CANDLE | 11. MARBLE SUNGLASSES | 12. HOURGLASS ‘AMBIENT LIGHT’ PALETTE | 13. FOREO LUNA 2 | 14. TOM FORD CREAM & POWDER SHADOW | 15. BY TERRY COMPACT | 16. BY TERRY DAY CREAM | 17. LE LABO ‘THE NOIR’ | 18. CULT GAIA BAG | 19. SARAH CHAPMAN OVERNIGHT EDIT | 20. MY FAVOURITE HEADPHONES
GET MONEY OFF THIS CYBER WEEKEND WITH THESE DISCOUNT CODES!
Most Cyber Weekend deals end at midnight tonight (27/11/17) so make the most of the discounts while you can!
• NEW LOOK 25% OFF •
MY FAVE PICKS!
FOR MY MOM!
Fun for Christmas Day!
Lipstick scented candle? YES PLS
I just know he would love this
That man is fragrance mad
Come to mama
BLACK FRIDAY HAUL & WISHLIST
I can’t believe it’s that time of year again but Black Friday and Cyber Weekend are officially HERE and that means bargains..bargains…BARGAINS! I thought that this weekend would give me the perfect opportunity to show you some pieces that I’ve picked up recently as well as give you a sneak peek at some of the things I’m hoping to pick up on SALE this Cyber Weekend. A LOT of the things that I’ve mentioned in my video and in this post will be discounted so I made a big list of some of the best sales as well as some discount codes that you might need down below. Stay tuned to the end of the post to watch a MASSIVE Black Friday Haul! I went a lil overboard with the shopping lately…in the mean time, here’s a HUGE list of discount codes for you guys!
GET MONEY OFF THIS CYBER WEEKEND WITH THESE DISCOUNT CODES!
• NEW LOOK 25% OFF •
FOR WINTER WALKS
A good quality coat and a cosy pair of snow boots are the FIRST items on my winter wishlist every single year. I spotted this beautiful padded jacket the other day and now I just cannot get it out of my head! I feel like it’s the right mix of practical and stylish, am I right? I’ve also got my eyes on this gorgeous pair of suede snow boots. I’m not sure if they look hardy enough to cope with a Canadian winter (I’m a loyal Sorel girl), but they sure do look like the kind of thing I’d love to throw on for a brisk morning walk with Reggie. P.S. I didn’t think I’d be such a fan of the Nike Air Max 97 trend but I actually think I might be coming around to them…this metallic pair do look kinda cool paired with the black mom jeans and cute fuzzy bag.
1. PADDED JACKET | 2. SUEDE SNOW BOOTS | 3. CLARINS HAND & NAIL CREAM | 4. ‘ACTUALLY I CAN’ COZY SWEATER | 5. NIKE AIR MAX 97’S | 6. FUZZY GLOVES | 7. BITE BEAUTY LIPSTICK ‘SPICED PLUM’ | 8. FAUX SHEARLING BUCKET BAG | 9. MOM JEANS | 10. FRESH CARAMEL LIP BALM | 11. SNUGGLY SNOOD | 12. L’OCCITANE ALMOND DISCOVERY KIT | 13. CUTE BOBBLE HAT | 14. MARC JACOBS SHADOW PALETTE
FOR WEEKDAY MEETINGS
Firstly I just need to take a minute to mention how IN LOVE I am with those faux snakeskin black boots up the top there…how beautiful are those!? A cool pair of leather ankle boots (with a lil bit of a heel) are one of my favourite things to wear in the winter time. I feel like they really help to amp up an otherwise casual outfit (plus you can also wear super snuggly socks underneath and no one will ever know!) My go-to ‘smart’ winter outfit is pretty much exactly what you see right here…cute boots, comfy trousers, a funky jumper and a tailored coat. I’m not really much of a burgundy girl but something about that mohair coat and the cute little bucket bag is giving me all the burgundy cravings. Also, I NEED that notebook in my life lol.
1. FENTY BEAUTY TRIO STIX SET | 2. SNAKESKIN BOOTS | 3. CUTE BUCKET BAG | 4. COZY LEATHER GLOVES | 5. OLIVIA BURTON WATCH | 6. SMART TAILORED COAT | 7. CHECKED TROUSERS | 8. FUNKY JUMPER | 9. AMAZING SLOGAN NOTEBOOK | 10. ADORABLE PEARL BERET | 11. TOM FORD LIPSTICK | 12. TANGLE TEEZER | 13. NAILS INC FESTIVE POLISHES | 14. DIPTYQUE ‘EAU ROSE’ EAU DE TOILETTE | 15. MY DAISY LONDON CHAKRA BRACELET | 16. DAISY LONDON CHAKRA EARRINGS | 17. WOOLY SCARF | 18. BY TERRY CLICK STICK CONCEALER
FOR WEEKEND ADVENTURES
As you can see I’m tooootally into the colour red lately so I was immediately drawn to the bold red puffer jacket as soon as I saw it! I’m already visualising this with a pair of funky jeans (like these two tone ones) a slogan tee (how cool is this Eternal Youth one!?!) and some comfy new balance (I love the way these sneakers would pick out the red of the jacket). I’m also loving mixing colours so I’m swooning over that neon pink beanie and the beautiful turquoise maxi scarf.
1. PINK BEANIE HAT | 2. HOURGLASS LIQUID LIPSTICK | 3. NEW BALANCE SNEAKERS | 4. RED CORD CHAKRA BRACELET | 5. SNUGGLY SCARF | 6. ETERNAL YOUTH TEE | 7. CONTRAST JEANS | 8. LOTUS FLOWER EARRINGS | 9. RED PUFFER JACKET | 10. GUERLAIN GOLD PEARLS OF POWDER | 11. STEVE MADDEN PATENT BOOTS | 12. POLAROID 600 INSTANT CAMERA | 13. MANSUR GAVRIEL PATENT BUCKET BAG | 14. NARS X MAN RAY PALETTE | 15. TOM FORD ‘VELVET ORCHID
FOR LAZY SUNDAYS
Lazy Sundays are my FAVOURITE kinda Sundays. Even though my pyjama collection is literally overflowing I’m always on the lookout for cute new comfies to add to my stash. Anyone remember THE duvet robe from last year’s Christmas Gift Guide video? Well…I’m sorry to say I haven’t managed to find anything quite as incredible as that, but I did stumble upon this super soft robe. I’m not usually a lover of fleecy stuff, but this robe looks soooo wonderfully soft that I might just have to make an exception and add this to my wardrobe! (It also has a hood!! Serious robe points…) Another ASOS gem that I found is this pair of faux fur slippers. These look EXACTLY like my amazing Ozlana slippers but they’re literally a fraction of the price…amaaaazing. I just want to slip my feet straight into these bad boys and never take them off! Can it just be Sunday already?
1. HOODED FLEECY ROBE | 2. OUAI ‘MORNING AFTER’ KIT | 3. STARRY SWEATER | 4. FRESH VITAMIN NECTAR MASK | 5. ‘YOU GUAC MY WORLD’ PJ SET | 6. OSKIA MASSAGE CANDLE | 7. PAI BRIGHTENING EXFOLIATOR | 8. SILK SLEEP MASK | 9. HERBIVORE COCONUT BODY POLISH | 10. HERBIVORE MOONFRUIT NIGHT TREATMENT | 11. NUXE MULTI-USE OIL | 12. CUTE MUG | 13. AVOCADO HAND MASK | 14. FUZZY SLIPPERS | 15. DEEP SLEEP KIT | 16. SUNNY SOCKS
I hope you guys enjoyed getting a sneak peek into my winter wishlist! Don’t forget that a lot of the pieces that I’ve mentioned will be on sale over Black Friday and Cyber Weekend so if anything is taking your fancy now is the time to grab a bargain. If you want to see what fashion, beauty and lifestyle goodies I’ve picked up recently then definitely make sure you watch my Black Friday Haul down below! All of the links to the pieces I’ve mentioned will be linked in the description box below along with any discount codes. Leave me a comment and let me know what you picked up over the weekend!
MY FAVE PICS FROM MY WINTER WISHLIST:
Snuggly Borg Gloves
A winter morning must have!
New Balance 996 Sneakers
Comfy, casual, COOL
Red Puffer Jacket
That red though
Yellow Pom Pom Beanie
So into yellow lately
Super Cute Notebook
I need this in my life guys
NEW IN FROM NET-A-PORTER BEAUTY
The other week I received a VERY exciting package in the mail from the lovely beauty team at Net-A-Porter and I couldn’t resist whipping out my camera to document my excitement! It’s no secret that I’m a littttttle bit obsessed with Net-A-Porter (in particular their beauty and wellness section!) so when I opened up the box and saw what was inside I was shook. I was lucky enough to receive one of the incredible Pat McGrath ‘Lust’ Lip Kits, a cute lil tub of Kat Burki eye cream, one of my favourite Nannette De Gaspe eye masks and a bottle of the Sam McKnight dry shampoo.
First up I thought I’d kick things off by telling you guys about the sparkliest item in the package…the Pat McGrath Lip Kit. Within this kit are 6 matte lipsticks, a clear vinyl gloss, three microfine glitter pots and one metallic pigment pot. Of course I got most excited about the six lipstick shades including one nude, two reds, a mauve, a plum and a berry. As some of you will know by now, matte lipsticks aren’t *really* my go to lip formula, I’m much more of a sheer kinda girl, but what I love about this kit is that you also get the clear vinyl gloss which you can layer over the colour to give it a juicy sheen. Super easy to customise to your personal taste.
I was also lucky enough to receive one of the gorgeous ‘Complete B’ Eye Creme Complexes by Kat Burki which I’m super excited to use. This stuff is basically designed to firm and smooth the delicate area around the eyes to give a brighter, more youthful looking appearance. Applying an eye cream is actually one of my favourite parts of my skincare routine, I just don’t feel complete without it! This one is blended with dreamy stuff like nourishing cold-pressed ingredients, plant stem cells and silk amino acids so I know it’s going to feel super luxurious to apply! P.S. Anything that comes with a cute lil spatula is a winner in my book hee hee!
You might remember a few years back I put together a post all about the incredible Nannette De Gaspe Techstile Masques so when I saw the Restorative Eye Masque nestled at the bottom of the box I was SUPER excited! Once I’ve applied the masque I just gently massage my face with my finger tips (concentrating mostly under the eyes) before leaving it on for 15 minutes. When I take this off my skin feels totally refreshed and more awake. I like to save this kind of thing for special occasions or whenever I know I have an event coming up.
As a dry shampoo fangirl I’ve been dying to try the Sam McKnight ‘Lazy Girl’ Dry Shampoo for a while. I’m usually such a Batiste kinda girl, but I think I might be hooked on this stuff. Not only does it give my hair a boost, it’s also scented with water lily, green stem and juniper wood. Anything that saves me having to whip out the hair dryer is a winner in my book! I’d say it gives a lot more texture to your hair than your average shampoo which is what I lovvvveee.
Thanks so much to the team at Net-A-Porter for sending me all of these gorgeous beauty goodies! The Pat McGrath Lip Kit literally took my breath away and I’m so excited to try out all of the amazing lipstick shades. I *might* even step out of my comfort zone and give some of those glitters a whirl! Who knows!? Definitely check out the Net-A-Porter site for some stunning beauty products if you haven’t already. It’s one of my go-to destinations for fragrance and wellness too!
Pat McGrath 'Everything' Lip Kit
Sparkle and shine!
Kat Burki Eye Cream
The definition of dreamy
Nannette De Gaspe Eye Masque
The ultimate refresher
Sam McKnight Dry Shampoo
Sometimes lazy is good
Pat McGrath Skin Illuminator Kit
Got my eyes on you
BEAUTY FAVOURITES | AUTUMN LOVES
I can’t believe we’re almost half way through November guys! Kinda scary right? It’s been a while since I filmed a favourites video and since I’ve found myself falling in love with so many exciting products (and things) this month, I thought I’d sit down and tell you a bit more about them. What have you been loving lately? Leave me a comment and tell me down below! P.s. Stay tuned to the end of the post to watch the full video!
You guys know I’m OBSESSED with pretty much every Fresh product in existence so it was a no brainer that I was going to end up falling in love with the Fresh ‘Instant Glow’ Luminizer. What’s great about this stuff is that you can use it a ton of different ways. On days when I cba to wear any make up I love wearing a super thin layer of the product on it’s own, but my favourite way to wear this luminizer is over the top of my foundation. All I do is squeeze a tiny piece of product into my hand and kinda warm it up between my finger tips before lightly patting it straight onto my skin. This luminizer is amazing at giving your skin a natural looking all-over radiance. LOVE!
How stunning is this rose blush by Milani? I have mine in the shade ‘Romantic Rose’ which works perfectly with my skin tone. A light dusting of this blush on the apples of my cheeks gives me a really gorgeous ‘English Rose’ pop of colour. There’s something really satisfying about swirling my brush into this stunner.
As soon as I saw this book I knew I HAD to have it, I think it was a mix of the pop of vibrant yellow on the cover and the fact that I’m obsessed with scandi style that got me all heart eyed. This book is great because it’s really informative and INSANELY inspiring. It gives you tips on how to create a minimalist wardrobe (something I seriously need to do!), mix and match patterns and create a scandi-style that works just right for you. This is one of those coffee table books that I can’t stop staring at. If you know someone who’s scandi-obsessed this would make a great Christmas gift!
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I first tried this new fragrance by Glossier. For some reason I kinda thought that this perfume would smell super sweet and sickly but it’s actually a really grown up scent and one that I’ve been spritzing non stop ever since I got it! It reminds me of Escentric Molecules (the perfume that smells different on everyone) because it doesn’t really have a scent that I can pin point, it just smells like ‘me’ but better (hence why it’s called ‘You’). It’s kinda creamy, musky and warm. Don’t be fooled by the baby pink bottle, this stuff is super sophisticated!
If you’re a fan of my book posts you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Rupi Kuar. Like her book ‘Milk & Honey’, ‘The Sun & Her Flowers’ is a collection of beautiful short poems and quotes. I’ve been picking this up every now and then and I absolutely love it. There’s something about the way that Rupi writes that makes me feel so empowered and alive. If you’re a poetry fan you’re going to relish this one!
As you can probably tell from the almost-empty bottle, I’ve been really enjoying using the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. I have super sensitive, dry skin and this serum does a great job at locking in a layer of moisture that lasts all day. It’s also amazing at reducing the appearance of dark spots and giving your skin a gorgeous, dewy glow. Another product that I’ve *almost* used up is the Schmidt’s ‘Charcoal & Magnesium Natural Deodorant’. I feel like Schmidts are one of the only natural deodorant brands that I’ve tried that actually works. Don’t be alarmed by the dark product inside the bottle, it doesn’t look that colour when you apply it to your underarms! This stuff smells super clean and I can always rely on a dab or two of this to keep me feeling funky fresh.
For haircare I’ve been enjoying using a teeny weeny scoop of the Ouai Matte Pomade to give my tresses some serious VA VA VOOM baby. I only use the smallest amount of product but it gives my hair a sexy ‘bed head’ look and helps to make my style last all day. Unlike some hair styling stuff, this Ouai Matte Pomade doesn’t leave my hair looking greasy or feeling heavy, it’s super lightweight and gives me a natural-looking ‘oomph’. Great for those of you with shorter hair like mine.
The Charlotte Tilbury ‘Instant Look in 5’ Palette is a product in my makeup drawer that I’ve found myself falling in love with over the past few weeks. You know I’m all about quick, easy, no-stress makeup so this palette is great because it really does have *pretty much* everything you need in one place. I have mine in the shade ‘Beauty Glow’ and I just adore that highlight mixed with that bronze. I feel like this is great for everyday but also makes a night time look feel super special.
It’s no secret that I’m a little bit of a fangirl when it comes to the Surratt Lipsliques and lately I’ve been reaching for one in the shade ‘Ladybug’ A LOT. What I love about the Lipsliques is that they’re super juicy and feel so comfortable on the lips. These have a sheer to medium finish so they’re right up my street. ‘Ladybug’ is a beautiful orange-toned red that I wore pretty much everyday that we were in Cambodia. Such a beautiful colour!
This month I was actually lucky enough to be a guest editor in one of my all time favourite magazines ‘Darling’! I wrote a little piece all about my top 10 tips to combat stress. Darling is a magazine all about strong, inspiring women, so I’m so thrilled to be a part of this issue. Pick up a copy here!
If you’re looking for a super easy, stress-free highlighter then the Lancome ‘Click & Glow’ Liquid Highlighter is a product that you NEED to try! This highlight looks absolutely beautiful on the skin because it gives a gorgeous, natural-looking finish. I have mine in the shade ‘Lumieres D’or’ which is kinda like an apricot shade. This stuff is stunn-ING!
I’ve been fangirling over Clé De Peau beauty products for as LONG as I can remember and when we were on the way back from Cambodia I finally caved and picked up a few pieces from the airport. One of the stand out products for me is this stick concealer. It’s definitely one of the more pricey pieces in my makeup wardrobe, but I kinda feel like it’s totally worth it. Unlike a lot of stick concealers, this stuff feels incredibly creamy and is super easy to blend. It’s great for under the eyes and also does a fab job at concealing any blemishes. This really met all my expectations and I’m excited to try more stuff from Clé De Peau.
I’m sure most of you have guessed by now that I couldn’t make a favourites without mentioning the amazing Reggie X Wild At Heart Foundation sweater. As a lot of you know I recently teamed up with this very special charity to create a sweater with my BEAUTIFUL SON printed on the front! The sweater is £50 and every single penny of the profits go straight towards the charity and their goals. If you want to read more about it make sure you go and check out the post that I put together all about this collab. Check it out here! BIG THANK YOU to every single one of you who has purchased yourself or a loved one a sweater so far. It means the absolute world to me, the Wild at Heart team and of course all the doggies in the world who need our help and love. Speaking of Reggie, how adorable does he look in my bright red scarf? I’ve been completely obsessed with this scarf ever since I got it! This one if quite pricey but I found a dupe that is pretty much identical > here <. Loving this pop of colour lately! P.s. I’m literally lolling at Aslan’s crocs and socks combo. What a statement!
Fresh Instant Glow Luminizer
I'm actually OBSESSEDDDDD
Milani Powder Blush
Isn't this absolutely beautiful?
'Dress Scandinavian' Book
Scandi style is LIFE
Surprisingly grown up
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
My new fave mask by Fresh!
*Ouai Hair Pomade
Style it up
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Gorgeous, radiant skin!
Charlotte Tilbury 'Instant Look' Beauty Glow Palette
Everything you need in one!
Surratt Lipslique 'Ladybug'
I think this is my favourite shade in the lipsliques
Lancome Click & Glow Liquid Highlighter Pen
Super duper easy to use