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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Whats In My Bag // Mini Edition


I used to be one of those girls that would always have the biggest bag and would literally be carrying everything with me, including the kitchen sink - I mean, I still kinda do when I'm going to work in the week - but on weekends or days out, I'm now in to smaller (mini, if you will) bags.

My current mini bag of choice is this one from Primark... it was £4, bargain!! Fancy having a nosy at what I can fit in this thing?...
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Friday, 3 July 2015

June Favourites


Its official, we're now half way through 2015! I practically say this at the end of every month, but this year is going by crazy fast! June has been a pretty darn good month! I went to London for the boyf's birthday (see my posts on London & the Electric Cinema), 2 of my closest friends got engaged and summer finally arrived! Hazaar!!

There have been a few beauty that i've been depending on to get me through this month...

01.   Victorias Secret Vanilla & Coconut Body Mist // I've been loving the VS body mists for AGES and you can't beat the scent of coconut in the summer.  This has been the only fragrance i've been reaching for lately!

02.   China Glaze Nail Polish in Dare to Bare // A friend of mine had this on her nails a few weeks ago.  I saw it, I fell in love, it had to be mine! You know I'm a big fan of nude lips so its safe to say that I'm a fan of nude nail polish too! This is the perfect soft nude pink.  If you want to see this on my nails, go check out my Instagram account (in the side bar >>>).  I feel so Pinterest when I have this on my nails lol!

03.   Bumble & Bumble De-Frizz // The Bumble & Bumble De-Frizz is a life saver for us gals with wavy and frizz prone hair! In the summer months when it gets hot and humid -  *insert a picture of Monica from friends in Barbados - that pretty much sums up my hair! The BB De-Frizz does exactly what it says on the bottle.  This is a true summer must have!

04.   Nars Blush in Douceur // I don't like to wear too much makeup in general but I had a rummage through my stash at the start of the month as I was getting in to a bit of blush rut and I found this.  This has been the only blush i've been swiping across my cheeks this month, it gives a lovely natural flush! *I heard a rumour that this is now discontinued?! *major sad face!

05.   Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder in N.20 // N.20 was a little too dark for me when I bought this back at the start of the year, but now its summer and I'm getting bit more of a tan, this is just right! It isn't cakey and is perfect for touch ups when things are getting a bit shiny! Who doesn't love using Chanel products?! Any chance to crack out the Chanel!

06.   Mac Lipstick in Hue // I'm pretty sure this has had it's moment in a few blog posts of mine and yep, my nude lip fetish is still going strong - this is just the one i've been reaching for lately.  Its got a lovely creamy texture so it glides on and doesn't stick to any dry patches on the lips and is basically a "my lips but better" colour.

07.   Pixi Glow Tonic // My FAB Facial Radiance Pads have run out (sad face), so I decided to try this.  I'd heard some great reviews and when Caroline Hirons raves about a product, you know it has to be a goodun.  So far I'm really liking it.  I think i'll do a more in-depth review of this, so I won't go in to too much detail, but I will say that my skin has been loving it so far, and no break outs!!!

08.  The Glam Guide by the lovely Fleur De Force // A friend from work let me borrow this, she said that I just had to give it a read.  I've only read a little bit of it so far, I don't really get a lot of time to read during the week, but I can't believe I hadn't picked it up before, its a great read, I'd definitely recommend it!

I hope all you lovelies have had a great month! I'm a little bit excited for July... its my birthday month! *insert massive grin!! Lets hope the sun carries on! xo
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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Electric Cinema // Shorditch


If you read my last post (London Photo Diary // June 2015) you would have known that I took the boyfriend to the Electric Cinema in Shoreditch for his birthday. I was going to take him to the Electric Cinema in Portobello, but we were staying closer to Shoreditch, so the cinema in Shoreditch was the “only logical” choice (hello cheesy star trek reference haha!).

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Monday, 15 June 2015

London Photo Diary // June 2015


This past weekend I met the boyf up in London, he was up their already because he was going to Star Wars Secret Cinema - so jealous! I met him on the Friday because I was taking him to see Jurassic World at the Electric Cinema in Shorditch for his birthday - which FYI, is AMAZING! I love seeing these photo diary type posts and I love looking back on the ones that I've done and remembering the fun times so heres another one...

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Review // Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Break Serum


So this is one that has featured in a few monthly favourite posts, so I thought it was time that this beaut had a post of its own!

It was actually a friend who recommended this to me. I'd seen it a few times in Boots but didn't think of picking it up. When I saw it in my friend’s bathroom, I asked her about it and she couldn't stop raving about it. Needless to say the next time I found myself in Boots, it went straight in my basket!

The bottle describes it as a blend of coconut milk which helps nourish your hair, while ultra-whipped egg white proteins help add strength and elasticity, along with weightless coconut oils for added hydration and balance.

I work a tiny amount of this through the ends of my hair while it’s still damp; I then follow up with a heat protectant before blow drying. I also use this as an overnight hair mask/treatment. For an overnight mask/treatment I pump out about 4 pumps and apply this throughout my hair from root to tip, swoosh it up in a topknot and go about my business in the evening, it washes out super easy the next morning!

I can’t say that I’ve noticed a difference in my split ends (sad face) but since I’ve been using this my hair definitely feels a lot softer and dare I say more nourished. Also, your hair smells of coconut! And with summer coming up it’s the perfect scent to be rocking in your hair. I’ve had this bottle for about 3 or 4 months now and because I only need to use a tiny amount, I can’t see myself running out of this any time soon, and at £6.99, this doesn't break the bank either!

Side note – I have super fine hair, so I only need to use a tiny amount otherwise my hair looks like a big ol’ greasy mess! If you have thicker hair you could probably get away with using a bit more!
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