June Haul

I picked up a few bits over the past two weeks and thought I would share what I got…

 

MULES WITH METHACRYLATE HEELDETAILS 29.99 GBP

I can’t get over how comfy these shoes are! I hate heels that hurt my feet so these were the perfect summer shoe, at a ridiculously good price!

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PRINTED TURBAN-STYLE HAIRBANDDETAILS 7.99 GBP

This headband is perfect for summer, and comes in a variety of other colours both instore and online.

 

Blue Rinse Wash Distressed Denim Mom Shorts £17.99

Considering the price, I was quite surprised at how much I loved the fit and quality of these shorts. They are also not too short – so need to worry about them riding up at the back!

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Yellow Crochet Vest Top £12.99

 

 

Bodysuit with contrasting straps £12.99

This bodysuit also comes in a variety of other colours.

 

JUJU Brighton Off the Shoulder Polka Dot Top

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H&M Cropped T-shirt £6.99

This t-shirt also comes in an orange and royal blue.

 

Victoria Sport Knockout by Victoria Sport Pocket Capri

Victoria Secret currently have their semi-annual sale across Sport, PINK, bras, panties, beauty, sleep and accessories. I ADORE VS sports stuff, the leggings are super thick and durable and last for a very long time.

Current Price: £57.76
Clearance £21.71

 

 

March/April Beauty Favourites

 

I have been trying a variety of different beauty products over the past month or two, and have been absolutely loving some of the stuff I have been trying. I decided to compile a list of my favourite products….

 

MAC Viva Glam II

I absolutely adore this nude shade from the Viva Glam range in MAC. The colour has mauve undertones and a satin finish. This lipstick works really well with MAC Boldly Bare lip pencil. (£17.50)

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

It was actually my sister who introduced me to Becca Cosmetics. I had never used any of their products before and ended up trying one of their highlighters. I LOVE this highlighter – it has a really natural finish but is super pigmented at the same time. (£32.00 Cult Beauty)

 

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NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser  SPF 30

I’ll admit, I used to use this product but only recently switched back to it. I hate wearing a lot of make up at work, as I like to give my skin a chance to breathe during the week. This moisturizer is super light weight and smooth and gives a natural, dewy finish. I cannot recommend this product enough to people looking for a more natural look. I used to wear the colour Finland, but as I am wearing more tan in Spring, I went for the slightly darker shade of Alaska. (£30.00)

 

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Dove DermaSpa Summer Revived Med – Dark Lotion

I recently bought this product in Boots, when they had run out of the Garnier tinted moisturizer, and so far I am a big fan! I think both products are equally as good but its a great, affordable alternative to other tanning moisturizers. (£7.79 in Boots)

 

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Benefit Precisely my brow eyebrow pencil

For those who like natural, but fuller eyebrows, then this product is a great option for you! The product comes with both the brow stick and brush so you can shape your brows exactly how you like them. It also comes in a variety of shades, but I would have the Benefit staff try it on you first before you choose the right shade for you. (£20.50)

 

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L’Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil

I have started using this oil again in my hair and found it leaves my hair so silky and smooth and keeps it from getting frizzy after blow drying. To use it, I wash my hair as normal and dry with a towel to get the main wet out. From there I take a pea drop size of the oil and massage through my hands and run through my hair. One bottle lasts at least a year so it is definitely worth it! This product is also a great alternative to the Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil, which is at least double the price. (£9.99 in Boots)

 

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Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Palette

Once again, I borrowed this product from my sister when I was home recently. I had a heard a lot about the HUDA beauty products but had never actually tried any. The eye shadows are soo pigmented, I was blown away! This palette is also so handy if you are forever doing make up on the (go like I am,) as it is small and compact! (£25.00)

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Nip & Fab Glycolic Scrub Fix

I have said before that I have quite dry skin on my face. I try and make a homemade exfoliator where I can, but if I need something compact or on the go, I have been loving this glycolic exfoliator from Nip & Fab. It’s really gentle on the skin but is great at removing dry/flaky skin. (£9.95)

 

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Spring Haul

During the heatwave 10 days ago, I was inspired to do some Spring/Summer shopping! I realised I needed both casual and work clothes that I could wear when the weather gets warm again in London!

Earlier this week/this weekend I targeted Oxford Street, despite the weather being utterly freezing again! I went to Zara, H&M and Bershka and couldn’t get over the range and value of the Spring/Summer stuff! H&M was great for light, summer dresses you can wear to work and unsurprisingly I wanted to buy every single item in Zara!

Now I just need to wait for the weather to get good again…

 

SPRING HAUL

ZARA PRINTED SATIN DRESS DETAILS 29.99 GBP

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ZARA AUTHENTIC DENIM LOW-RISE JEANS DETAILS 25.99 GBP

 

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ZARA SPLIT SUEDE LOAFERS DETAILS 29.99 GBP

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ZARA EARRINGS WITH CHAIN FRINGING DETAILS 12.99 GBP

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ZARA METALLIC SUNGLASSES WITH COLOURED LENSES DETAILS 15.99 GBP

 

Bershka V-neck shirt £14.99

 

H&M T-shirt with a tie £8.99

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SPRING/SUMMER WORK HAUL

ZARA MIDI DRESS WITH BUTTONSDETAILS 29.99 GBP

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H&M V-neck dress £24.99

H&M Flounce-sleeved dress £14.99/£19.99

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H&M Pointed ballet pumps £12.99

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Homemade Face Exfoliator

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I generally have quite dry skin, and this tends to get worse in extreme weathers! There is nothing I hate more than when your skin starts to get flaky on your face and leaves your make up looking uneven and patchy.

Before Christmas, I was in New York and my skin started getting really dry from the cold weather. Instead forking out dollars on an exfoliant I didn’t want, I decided to make a homemade scrub. I started doing some research and found a mix made of 3 ingredients – ground coffee, brown sugar and coconut oil!

This scrub is honestly so quick and easy to make and works incredibly well! I now try and make it at least once a month.

 

Ingredients

1 dessertspoon coconut oil
1 dessertspoon ground coffee
1 dessertspoon brown sugar

 

Method

 

1. Melt coconut oil in microwave for 10-20 seconds until soft/melted
2. Add in ground coffee and brown sugar and mix
3. Apply to face (beware it is messy) and rub in circular motions across your face for 2 min, paying particular attention to drier areas (in my case my chin and nose.)
4. When you are finished, remove the mixture using hot water.
5. Once face is clean, face should feel clean and smooth from the coconut oil.