A Skincare Mix Up.

18 December 2014 · 22 Comments


I've been switching up my skin care recently to accommodate the havoc colder weather and harsh heating plays on your skin, and here're my thoughts on them. 

First up, the Garnier Micellar water, a dupe for the infamous Bioderma but for a fraction of the price. I used the L'Oreal one for a good long while, but fancied a change and had heard even better things than this one so decided to check it out when I went to repurchase. So far, so good. It's amazing for dissolving makeup, I just soak a cotton wool pad with it and wipe it over my skin to take the makeup off and it gets the job done quickly whilst being nice and gentle on my skin at the same time and not at all drying like I find a lot of makeup removers can tend to be. 

Worth the hype? 

I can definitely see why people love this so much, and when the cheaper alternatives work just as well as the higher end brands it seems daft to waste your money. 

Next is the Magnitone Lucid, a daily cleansing brush which vibrates to give your skin a deep and thorough clean. I have to say, I'm very impressed with the results. My skin wasn't particularly bad before hand, but this has really helped to invigorate it making it appear brighter and smoother, and the results were almost instant. 

Worth the hype? 

For me, it would have to 100% be a yes, my skin has never felt cleaner and it's worked wonders on all my problem areas, both dry and greasy making the application of my foundation on top so much more flawless looking. It's worth taking into consideration the price though, its a lot (although still cheap compared to the likes of the clarisonic which are pretty much the same thing) so maybe not a purchase to go into as lightly. 

I'd love to know what you think about either of these two products below! Is a purchase on the cards?

Lashes.

16 December 2014 · 20 Comments



When it comes to lashes, the longer and fuller the better in my opinion, and I think you'd be hard pushed to find many people that felt differently . I've been trialling some new products recently to try and achieve that goal recently and I have to say that I've been liking the effect. 

First on the agenda, QuickMax Lash Serum. Now you may seen my review about half a year ago about Fysiko, a lash growth serum that I didn't feel worked for me at all but my scepticism on the whole thing has been reversed. I must admit that I'm not as consistent about applying this as I probably should be (you are meant to apply it every night like an eyeliner - sometimes this hasn't been possible when I've been out etc), but I've seen some really good results and I'm pretty sure its made my lashes grow quite a lot. I've even had the odd complement on them, so something must be working! It's a much cheaper alternative to a lot of the other lash serums out there, and from what I can tell so far even more effective. Definitely one that I will be repurchasing. 

Secondly, a new mascara, which was actually given to me as a free gift for spending a little bit too much money in Boots, oops. The Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless has actually risen to first place in my daily mascara ranks, and its the on that I will now choose over all others. A lengthening and nourishing formula, this separates the lashes and elongates them for a really pretty and fluttery subtle look. Possibly not as volume giving as I'd like, but for something I wear during the day time thats not really too big of an issue for me. Veering away from my waterproof formulas has also been a bit step for me but it actually holds a curl really nicely, and the fast removal is very welcome too. An all around winner for me. 

What are your favourite lash products? 

Thank You Giveaway.

14 December 2014 · 115 Comments


It's been a little while since my last giveaway and I really wanted to give something away for christmas to say thank you for all the amazing support that you have given me over the last year. To say thank you, I want to do another one of my voucher giveaways, as they seem to work really well and it means that you can choose something that you really want. Plus, with the January sales, it will be the perfect excuse for you to have a little bit of fun shopping. 

I've decided to giveaway £50 to spend in either feelunique or ASOS to two lucky readers (£25 each). Hopefully, this will satisfy everyone, whether you are a fashion or beauty lover and they both stock a variety of different brands that should cater to all. Plus, they ship worldwide, so this can be an international giveaway, yay! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below, and all that's left to say is good luck! 

New Watch.

30 November 2014 · 42 Comments



Round about now I reckon you are all starting to think about things to buy people for christmas, and I reckon that I've come across a perfect little stocking filler that would be suitable for any women in your life, this atlas watch. For a teensy £5.00 you can pick this up, (at such a bargain price, what's not to love?) and the on-trend tumblrish map print is sure to be a hit with any fashion lovers. The ticker is a little too loud, which is slightly annoying but the brown strap is classy and goes with pretty much everything, and the whole watch seems to be made from pretty good quality materials - all in all, very impressive and would make the perfect little gift. 

If you fancy grabbing one for yourself or a loved one, you can get them here and don't forget to use the code USG10 to get 10% off any order that you purchase on the website, 

Wavy.

23 November 2014 · 27 Comments



I love doing my hair nicely, but often neglect it because of the time it takes. And since going shorter about half a year ago, I've been leaving it more and more to just do its own thing partly out of laziness, and partly because I just didn't really know how else to style it. Anyway, I thought I'd change all that and have a go at experimenting more with my hair - first stop - effortless waves, the style that suits everybody whether your hair falls above your shoulders or down by your waist. 

And here's the fuss free guide to creating the look: 

To start with, and no matter what technique you are going to be using to create your waves, hair needs to be in good condition and moisturised, because the wavy look doesn't go well with frizz. I would really recommend Moroccan Oil to get lots of moisture in your hair and leave that super glossy and healthy look to it without weighing it down. Next step, creating the waves. There are many different ways to go about this, from plaiting wet hair and leaving it over night, to using straighteners, but my favourite has to be with a good old fashioned hair curling tong. All I do is, taking 1 inch sections of hair at a time, wrap them round the barrel for about 10/15 seconds before releasing and then brushing through with my fingers. It's such a quick and easy way to add a little wave and to finish the look off and add a little texture I usually go in with my favourite volumising spray at the roots. 

Are you a fan of undone waves, if so what's your favourite styling method?

Winter Wishing

16 November 2014 · 40 Comments

Winter Wishing



With the sudden change in weather, I've been feeling the urgent need to get my shop on, and I thought I would put together a post on some of the bits that I have my eye on. I have a couple of things coming up which I need outfits for, and some winter essentials wouldn't go amiss either, and I always find looking through posts like this so useful to get inspiration for myself.

What do you think of my wish list, is there anything you have been coveting recently?

Proenza Schouler cut out sweater
$945 - harveynichols.com
Whistles cropped turtleneck
$195 - whistles.com


Athleta stripe t shirt
athleta.gap.com


Dorothy Perkins beige coat
$77 - houseoffraser.co.uk


SELECTED black velvet skirt
$175 - selected.com



MANGO checkerboard skirt
$47 - mango.com


Converse plimsoll sneaker
$70 - net-a-porter.com



Burberry lip cosmetic
burberry.com