OOTN, Aztec Midi!

28 May 2013

Just a quick post to show my outfit of the night from when i went out at the weekend...

Outfit and Accessories

Im really into the midi length trend i think its a very flattering style on all shapes and sizes, i also think its a sophisticated look yet still sexy.
The dress is from New Look and was about £14 which is just an amazing price for such a nice dress. I love the colours the bit of coral is just enough to give some colour to the dress without it being too bold.
I teamed it with my new black strappy sandals from primark (more info on them in my payday haul post)  and a black studded clutch from primark.
The bracelets are from new look i picked them for a bit of contrasting colour, and the rings are from a set from primark (also in my payday haul post).
I hope you liked my outfit.

Payday Treats!

27 May 2013

Shopping!!! :)
I got payed early, thanks to it being another bank holiday weekend, so i took full advantage of me also having a day off to go and treat myself with some retail therapy.
And this is what i bought....

I bought a bit of everything really... clothes, shoes, makeup, jewelry and books.
It might look like a lot but i think i was quiet well behaved really i could have bought a lot more but i tried to behave myself....
Shoes Primark
So the first place i went was primark where i picked up a pair of black strappy sandals, a black blouse and some jewelry. Strappy sandals are a big trend right now, so when i saw these in primark i snapped them up. I love the how these shoes look on, they were only £12 which is such a bargain and i don't think they look cheap at all, these shoes are also comfy and pretty easy to walk in defiantly another massive plus point. 

Primark jewelry
Primark is such a great place to buy inexpensive on trend jewelry, they have got some lovely summery jewelry pieces in right now. I got these three bracelet sets, ring set and earring for £8!!! bargain! I just love the bright fun designs they make me think of summer, beaches and festivals.

Blouse Primark

This is the last thing i bought in Primark its just a simple black short sleeved blouse, its really not the best picture, but i really like it and it was only £8 and i thought it would look nice with some disco pants or tucked into shorts.

Pink top River Island

Another trend I'm loving are the strappy camis that are around everywhere, i've got a really pretty printed topshop one and wanted to get a couple more for summer, i was drawn to this one in River Island. Its the nicest pink colour and has adjustable straps, and was only £10.

T Shirts River Island
I also got these two t-shirts in River Island there just plain and simple v-neck t-shirts with a pocket on the breast, they were £12 each or two for £16.

Rings Topshop
I was so well behaved in topshop they have some really nice stuff in there, but i ended up just getting these rings, there midi rings that sit above the knuckle i had seen people wearing these and really wanted some.  The set on the left is so pretty, there is a gold, rose gold and silver colored rings with a sparkly look, the other set are pretty plain v shaped rings and you get a silver, gold and dark grey/black colored ring, both sets were £6.50. 

Revlon moon candy
My only beauty buy of the day were these two Revlon moon candy nail enamels, i got the colours orbit (Purple) and moon dust (black) they are usually £7.99 but there is currently £2.00 off in boots so i got them both for £11.98. i think i will do a review when i've tested both colours. 
The last things i bought were a couple of new books, Wedding night by Sophie Kinsella and Dead ever after by Charlene Harris, both books are by a couple of my favorite authors and i cant wait to read them.
So thats everything, thanks for reading,

Michael Todd Skincare, My first thoughts!

21 May 2013

My skins been a bit dull and congested lately, i have oily skin and suffer from spots around my chin area particularly around that time of the month like a lot of women. 
I felt like it was time for a change up in my skin care regime as i have been using the same products for a while now and there pretty much used up anyway. I looked into a few different skin care brands, i had heard people raving about the Michael Todd products and i liked the sound of them, especially as there 96% organic!!
 I had a look on the website and was originally going to just buy a cleanser and a moisturizer, however i spotted the acne/oily skin discovery kit which consists of five travel sized (30ml) products from the oily skin care range, here is the website description-

Our Skincare Discovery Kit for oily to blemish-prone skin controls shine and promotes clear skin.
Complete 5pc regimen to cleanse, tone, scrub, hydrate and treatJust the ingredients you need to unclog pores, kill bacteria associated with acne, calm inflammation and keep the skin hydrated without being oily. The perfect solution to clearer skin in five simple steps without harsh chemicals like benzoyl peroxide that can dry and irritate. NO added water, parabens, sulfates, or artificial dyes or fragrance.

I thought i would go for that as i could try out the full range of products and buying travel sized products to test first saves buying full sized products and then being disappointed. The set contain the Charcoal Detox deep pore gel cleanser, Organic Lemon aha+dmae toner, Jojoba Charcoal facial scrub, Moisture Lite non oily hydrating lotion and the Kaolin Clay detoxifying facial mask. I thought i would start off by using the whole range and give my skin a good pamper so i could give my first impressions off the products. Im interested to see if they live up to the hype and help improve my skin at all.

Charcoal Cleanser
Activated Charcoal penetrates deeply to unblock clogged pores and strip away excess oil.  Completely removes dirt, oil, makeup and other impurities leaving skin clean, soft, smooth and refreshed.
The charcoal cleanser is a thin grey gel which has a very strong fragrance that i personally find quiet unpleasant and reminds me of nasty medicine for some reason... i believe what im actually finding unpleasant is the smell of aloe and lavender which some people may like but its just not for me. Anyway i had already removed my makeup, i wet my face as instructed and applied the cleanser to my face, it felt light and fresh on my skin and lathers up slightly. Some cleansers are too harsh for my skin and after washing off leave it feeling horrible, tight and over cleansed which then makes my skin oilier, but i didn't get that at all with this cleanser, my skin felt well cleansed and not at all irritated. 

Charcoal face scrub
Jojoba Wax Beads and Activated Charcoal effectively remove dead skin cells, impurities and toxins without  microlacerations to delicate skin. Leaves skin smooth and refreshed.
The scrub is thick and smooth and a dark grey colour, after cleansing i applied it to my face and massaged gently in circular motions. It felt smooth and soft on my skin, probably the most gentle facial exfoliator ive used. The exfoliating beads are very small and fine. Although gentle afterwards my skin felt smooth, soft and well exfoliated.

Kaolin clay mask
Clay masks are great for oily skin by helping to unblock and tighten pores. 
The mask surprised me by being what i thought was quiet runny for a clay mask, and because of that i wasn't sure how much to apply, it doesn't give that full face covered mask look you get with a lot of masks if you no what i mean.... It starts to harden when it dries, tho not uncomfortable like some masks that make you feel unable to show expression on your face. It felt tingly and cool for a few minutes after application, i washed it off after 15 minutes and as with the cleanser my skin felt clean refreshed but not at all tight. 

Organic lemon toner
A refreshing toner with the refreshing scent of lemons. Blended with DMAE to firm and lift the skin and Alpha Hydroxy Acid to ease away the appearance of fine lines, blotches and discoloration for more vibrant, even-toned radiant looking skin. Cleans and maintains the skin’s proper pH without the drying effects of alcohol. Prepares skin for serums and moisturizers.
The toner is a clear liquid, it has a strong citrus lemon scent which smells amazing. I put a small amount on a cotton pad and wiped it all over my face avoiding the eye area. The toner although mad e from lemon did not feel at all harsh or drying on the skin and made my skin feel tingly clean and refreshed. 

Moisture lite lotion
Even individuals with oily skin need moisturizer. A light hydrating lotion that moisturizes without being too emollient for oily areas.
The lotion is exactly what you would expect from the name, a thin white lotion, the smell is even more amazing that the toner, it reminds me of sherbet lemons and lemon meringue pie, yum yum! It feels light on the skin and absorbed well and didn't leave my skin looking greasy like some moisturizers do.

So that was my first impressions of the Michael Todd true organics kit for acne or oily prone skin, overall a very good first impression. I will do follow up post after ive used the products for a week or two, to note any effects or change in my skin and my final thought on the products. 
If your interested in trying some Michael Todd products out for yourselves i will put the link  to the website here

Has anyone tried any Michael Todd products? What did you think of them? I would love to hear your views. 
Product descriptions from the Michael Todd website. 


Todays OOTD!

17 May 2013

Don't you just love it when you get a day off and the sun is actually shining? Waking up to a beautiful day instantly puts me in a good mood! 

Todays outfit

I love choosing summery outfits and today i decided to go for my new coral skirt from boohoo and my aztec crop top from new look. I really like the fit and shape of this skirt it sits nicely on the waist, and its a good length not too short so perfect for day-wear. I don't like having a lot of stomach on show, so as this shirt sits quiet high on the waist i find its the perfect item to team with a crop top.

The shoes i chose are these nude sandals from new look, they are sooo comfy! They have a slight wedge heel and i really like the gold detailing, they also come in pink and black. The nude and black were my favorites but i just couldn't decide between the two and so ended up buying both... and i am still tempted to go and buy the pink pair!


As for my makeup, i dont go for anything too dramatic in the daytime i like to keep it natural and just go for a bronzed fresh look, and with my hair i just kept it simple and went for a tousled wavy look using a large barrel curling tong.
I hope you like my outfit!

Pretty polka dot nails!

14 May 2013

This is just a quick post to show my current notd and how i did it.
Polka dot nails!
I love doing my nails, and trying out different colours and practicing different patterns and nail art.

The kit
I painted my nails with with two coats of Topshops nail polish in parma violet, and then using a nail dotter i applied the dots which in a Nails Inc polish in the colour wellington street. I bought a set of nail dotters of ebay but before that used to use the end of a small make up brush, you can also use a hair pin. After the polish has dried i applied a topcoat i used Nails Inc kensington caviar topcoat.


My first Glossybox!

Now i am well aware that i am a bit late writing this post,  as this is the april box and not only is it no longer april,  but I'm also about to receive my may box... but who cares! It was my first box,  I'm excited about it and so thought it fitting as my first blog post. 

April Spring Fever Glossybox
I first became aware of beauty box subscriptions a while back as a few of the beauty youtubers i watch had done videos on the ones they received, and after a bit of research i thought id jump on the bandwagon and try one out for myself.
The idea sounded brilliant to me i mean who wouldn't love getting an exciting little box of beauty goodies delivered to there door every month?!
I decided to subscribe to Glossybox. Glossybox is available in a monthly subscription that costs £10.00 a month (plus p&p) which you can cancel at any time or a fix term subscription of either the 3-month plan which costs £27.00, 6-month plan which costs £50.00 or the 12-month plan which costs £100.00 
i chose the monthly £10.00 subscription as i wanted to be able to cancel at any time if i was unhappy with the product.
So lets get on to the good bit, here's what i received......

The products
With each box you receive five beauty products these can be full sized products, miniatures and samples.

Canyon Coral
Essie nail lacquer in the colour Canyon Coral- I was very happy with this as id seen and heard about Essie nail polishes but had never actually owned one myself. The colour is a very bold orange/red toned coral colour perfect for spring and summer time. I found this very easy to apply, the large brush coats the nails well and i was very impressed and definitely would like to add a few more colours to my Essie collection.
Sleek blush in Suede- This was the only product i was disappointed with, and thats not a reflection on the product thats purely because of the colour blush i received. The blush is a darkish tan brown colour and i just dont wear browns i go for pinks and corals as they match my colorings. 

Sunsence daily face 
Sunsence daily face SPF 50- This is a facial sunscreen with a slight tint, i haven't tried this product yet as i thought id leave it till we actually get a summer... to open and test it then, im quite excited about tying it though as i always have dilemmas knowing what to put on my skin in the summer, i obviously want SPF protection but i find suncreams a nightmare for my oily skin as they make makeup just slide off my face, this sunscreen is oil free and says its ideal for all skin types even combination and oily so im interested to see what its like.

So Elixir Purple
So Elixir Purple Yves Rocher Eau de Parfum- I received this little perfume tester, the bottle is just so cute and i love the pretty packaging. The perfume is a sweet floral scent which i really do like, its probably what i would describe as more of a nighttime scent, i like to wear lighter fresher scents in the day but i will defiantly use this perfume.

Mango Smoothie
Nip+Fab Dry skin fix body butter in mango- This was my favorite product in the box i absolutely love it! The smell is just amazing so fruity it almost makes you want to see if it tastes just as good. I've already pretty much used it up as i've been using it daily since i received the box, its makes my skin feel lovely and soft its not too thick or sticky its just right for a body butter, and i will defiantly be purchasing a full sized version.

Overall i was very happy with my first box and im excited to see what i get in the next one.
If anyone is interested in Glossybox il put the link here http://www.glossybox.co.uk/
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