Monday, 17 November 2014

New in | Desert Boots


Jumper, Zara (last year)
Jeans, Zara
Boots, Primark (current)

Just a quick post to show you these desert boots that I picked up in Primark last week. I debated buying the Clarks original desert boots last year, but in the end couldn’t face parting with the £90 needed to buy them. So, when I spotted these in Primark for only £18 I picked up a size 6 straight away. £18 for a pair of shoes is such a bargain, especially when they’re real leather! They are so comfy and teamed with a pair of thick socks they keep my feet nice and toasty. I wore them yesterday with this lilac Zara knit and jeans.

Amy x


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Beauty | Make-up Haul

I’ve never been one of these girls to obsess over the latest beauty brands, or products. I’ve discovered what make-up works best for my skin and I tend to wear the same products every day. But lately, I’ve been getting a bit bored by what I’m applying and how I'm applying it. So, earlier this week I decided it was time for a change and I browsed my favourite beauty blogs for some advice on what products to invest in before heading to my local Boots.

 

Sleek is a brand that cropped up a lot during my research, so I decided to see what all the fuss is about. I bought the Corrector & Concealer palette, which consists of a corrector, a concealer and a setting powder. I went for the palette with the pink shade of corrector, as apparently it’s good for hiding dark circles – something I definitely need to do and I can safely say it works a treat. It was 3 for 2, so I also picked up the Sleek Bare Skin Foundation in the hope that it might be similar to the Bare Minerals Bare Skin one, which I’ve heard a lot about. I haven’t worn a liquid foundation in a while as I used to find that they made my skin feel a bit greasy, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how light this one feels on my skin. It also gives a great level of coverage without feeling like it's caked on.


Real Techniques are the creame de la creme of make-up brushes and after seeing how soft and fluffy they looked, I was sold. And they most definitely didn’t disappoint. I purchased the core collection, which includes a pointed foundation brush, buffing brush, contour brush and a detailer brush and together they allow you to create the perfect base.


Ever since Kim Kardashian showed the world how she contours, everyone has become obsessed by it - including me! I noticed this Seventeen Contour Kit and decided to give it a go in the hope that it would help me look just Kim.  Hey, a girl can dream. It definitely does it’s job, but I feel like you have to apply quite a lot of the dark powder to notice any real difference.  



My next make-up mission is to find the perfect eye products, so if you've got any recommendations let me know!

Amy x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Autumn Wishlist

Autumn Wishlist



I can't believe it's September already. This year has actually flown by and it's defo going to be Christmas before we even know it. Although I really am dreading the thought of Christmas and waving goodbye to another year, September is actually my favourite month of them all. I love autumn and everything that comes with it, including the fashion. I've already started dreaming of what camel coat and chunky knits I'm going to buy and don't get me started on capes. I want them all. Here are a few of the items currently on my wishlist.  

Amy x

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Pastel Pink Skirt


 
Skirt, River Island | Crop Top, H&M | Shoes, Bershka | Watch, Marc By Marc Jacobs | Bracelet, Primark

Ok. So I might be a little bit late in joining the pastel pink skirt club, but it's better late than never right? Earlier this year when fashion bloggers up and down the country were spending every penny they had buying PU skirts in every pastel colour possible, for some reason I never got my hands on one.  That wasn't for lack of trying, believe me! But all the ones I did try just weren't quite right.  That was until a few weeks ago when I stumbled across this one in River Island and as soon as I tried it on I knew it was perfect.  It's definitely going to be one of my wardrobe favourites for the rest of the summer! 

Amy x

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

St. Tropez Luxe Dry Tanning Oil

I’m a big fan of fake tanning and have used the Fake Bake products for years now. I find the products easy to apply, they take to my skin well and the results are always amazing – a healthy glow, without feeling orange. A very important factor when using fake tan.  Because I get on so well with Fake Bake, I've never really tried any of the St.Tropez products before, apart from the occasional spray tan. However, when my friend Sophie told me about a new St.Tropez Luxe Dry Tanning Oil that gave you a tan lasting 7 days, I knew I had to try it. And boy am I glad I did. 


Packaging:  The packaging is quite luxurious and the oil comes in a glass bottle making a nice change from the plastic squidgy bottle fake tan normally comes in. Although saying that, this can be dangerous when keeping the tan in a bathroom with a tiled floor and my friend actually ended up dropping and smashing her bottle everywhere. Bad times. 

Smell:  The tan definitely smells nicer than other tans I’ve used and it doesn’t have the same biscuit smell on application. However, I did notice that smell slightly the next morning when I woke up and a little bit throughout the next day, but nothing major. 

Application:  I applied one coat of the tan with a tanning mitt and it went on easy and coated my skin well. As the oil soaked in to my skin quite quickly it was sometimes hard to see exactly where I had put the tan, so I just made sure that I rubbed it in well in all the key areas (elbows, in-between fingers etc). The tan is shimmery when you put it on, but this disappears when you wash it off, so don’t panic if you are suddenly covered in glitter!  Afterwards my skin did feel a little bit greasy, which is obviously expected with an oil based tan. I have quite dry skin so it wasn’t necessary an issue for me, but might be for people with oily skin.

Results:  The result was amazing! And I mean really amazing. The oil definitely leaves you with a healthy glow and my skin was evenly tanned all over. The dark colour lasted about 5 days and even when it started to fade my skin was still a nice natural golden colour. I’m quite olive skinned naturally and the tan took to my skin well and I didn’t look orange at all.  Overall I would highly recommend St.Tropez luxe dry tanning oil to anyone looking to try a new fake tan. 

The tan retails at £25 and you can probably get about 10 -15 full body applications from one bottle, depending on how many layers you like to put on in one application.  You can buy the tan here

Amy x