Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Empties NO.4

I thought for this week, we would go for another empties post because I've not done one in agesssss.

This was my favourite moisturiser that I went through tubs and tubs of last year but recently, I've just forgotten about it, so when my Simple one ran out, I thought I'd try this again. I honestly forgot how good it was, it's got coco and shea butters for sensitive skin, vegetable oils for dry skin, grapefruit for controlling oily skin, basically a great all rounder if your skin can't make up it's mind. And because it's lush, it has all natural ingredients.

I actually finished this shower gel within 2 weeks, which seems a long time but it was 750ml (!) The main reason is because it smells AMAZINGGGG, satsuma is my favourite scent from the Body Shop range.

L'Oreal Paris CC cream £9.99 (CC CREAM has rubbed off; its the tube)
This is an interesting one: it basically comes out as a green pigment which then breaks up and turns into your skin colour when you rub it in. This one is green because it is anti-redness, I think there is also an anti-fatigue one too. This does such a great job at evening out skin tone, so use it as a primer or, like me, use it on its own with a bit of powder. If you have unwanted redness, definitely try this out.

I think I've mentioned this on my blog before but this is a great brush shampoo that cleans the brushes but leaves the bristles nice and soft. It's quite a simple concept really, just warm up the brush in water, swirl it around in the solid shampoo, rinse and then just leave to dry. It's a great one that's not too expensive like some others out there and it's guaranteed to give your brushes a good clean.

(for 177ml- almost 6 times the one of the sample above!)
So I recently purchased a Clarisonic Mia- very exciting news- I will probably do a post sometime soon. Anyway, this little mini came in the pack and I've been using it, this only lasted me a week and a half, but that's after using it night and day and it was only 30ml to start with. I'm not sure how great this is, probably not the best but it did the job fine. 

Have any of you got a Clarisonic?

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Winter Colours: the Fashion Trends

Winter is possibly my favourite season for fashion and beauty trends making a debut on the cold streets of snow. Like I did in my Autumn Colours posts, I will have two: Fashion trends and Beauty Trends. This week; fashion.
5~ Furs, Feathers and Fluff
Furs and feathers have been keeping us warm on the catwalks this winter, from classy red and black streaks to strictly black and white feathers taking off from a 3/4 length coat. Left to right: just Cavalli, Alexander McQueen and Fendi

4~ The Monochrome
This season we've seen the greatest optical monochrome that really just makes your eyes go swirly, but still, make us drool at the stylish perfection at which Balmain, Bottega Veneta and Dries Van Noten.(left to right) These cool, edgy patterns make take a bold gal to pull of, but a subtle dash of monochrome here and there could go a long way in the way of throwing together an outfit.

Whether it's part of a sultry laced midi-dress or an elegant full-length gown, velvet almost always makes an appearance at this time of year. This is perfect for the colder seasons where holiday parties are the places to be seen. Great for a formal attire or a sexy night out, anyone could pull off a velvet outfit. Here we see (from left to right) Nina Ricci, Tom Ford, Chanel

2~3/4 length coats

A 3/4 length coat is the way to go this season, we've seen an array of different styles from (left to right) Céline, Lannin and Dior have all wowed with the timeless yet on trend coats. I love how they add mystery to a woman's style without losing that feminism that we all endeavour to show in our daily outfits.
1~ Gold
My favourite trend this time is the gold that we've been seeing here, there and everywhere. It's really quite something to see that Chloé dress (left) flying down the catwalk. A gold coat is also a very nice touch for that showy sparkle lover that wants to add a little KAPOW to her style. This Prada coat (middle) is a lovely length to slip on a little something for the skirt underneath and a figure hugging coat from Saint Laurent is great for the simple but effective achievement.

Which of these do you like best? And which would you wear?

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Monthly Thoughts #6

Alright, here we go, first post of 2015...

So how are we all? Hope you all had a great holiday.

I want to start by saying a THANK YOU to the blogging community and for letting me a part of it. After about 6 months of blogging, I've learnt so much and made so many new friends. I know follower count isn't a part of it but, I think 38 followers is a pretty fair amount and I am OVER THE MOON that people actually read this.

And because people are starting to read this blog, I'm feeling like I need to make more of an effort to make friends with you guys and connect on a more personal level. I want to get to know you and I want you to know a little more about me, so, if you want, keep reading for my New Year Resolutions:

1. Keep blogging, have fun with it, be creative (maybe reach 100 followers by the end of this year?)

2. Be that little bit more enthusiastic in school, and try bring my grades up.

3. Learn how to be a better person, because although this is a beauty blog, beauty starts within.

-and on a side note, What I got For Christmas, my main present was a MacBook Air and then some chocolate type things for the family so I didn't really see the point in doing a whole post because I have slightly more exciting things planned ;)

What are your New Year Resolutions?

Lots of Love,