This was nearly the review that wasn’t. I nearly didn’t pick it up the other morning and try it as I’ve been waiting a few weeks for it to arrive due to warehouse issues and moving house and I’d kind of lost interest. They also don’t have the best branding and their website www.sheersense.com & social presence is pretty diabolical. You won’t have heard of them and I’m not sure about the branding and the name, but it’s such a shame because the product is really amazing. This is a truly honest review and I’m going to take you through my experience of using the product from hating it and wondering how on earth I could scrub it off before going to work to absolutely loving it and wishing that I had the whole range to try out.
I don’t often chat hair on my blog. Fashion; yeah, beauty; definitely and lifestyle occasionally. I can probably count the amount of haircare posts I’ve done on one hand, I don’t know why, it’s just not normally my thang. But, I thought, seeing as I’m finally happy with my hair and what I have done to it, I’d share a few products that I rely on to keep my tresses in tip top condition.
As you might have heard if you follow me on Twitter, I’ve just found out that I’ve passed my degree from university with a 2:1 and I’m starting my new job on Monday and nothing gets me more excited than being able to whip out some fresh stationary and making a little list of anything!
I’m definitely one for mentally bankrupting myself at least once a week, here’s my most recent wish list of goodies that I’m after for the coming months. If anyone’s used/reviewed any of these products then let me know if they’re any good!
First up are some beauty bits that I want to get my hands on for the coming sunshine. I read a review on Anna’s blog House of Bargain the other night about the Illamasqua Matte Veil Primer and it looks amazing, if anything’s going to control my shiny face, I want to get my hands on it. Her review was really good so go and check it out, it’s definitely convinced me that I want to buy it! Just waiting for another ASOS 25% off code to go wild on pretty much all of this stuff in this wish list! To go with the primer, I really want to try the NARS Sheer Matte foundation for slightly less coverage in the warmer months, I know loads of bloggers absolutely love the NARS Sheer Glow but I think the matte version will be better suited to my skin. Last but not least in the beauty wish list is the Bobbi Brown bronzer in Medium. I’ve wanted this for ages and I think I might treat myself soon!
Just like the boyfriend jeans, pool slides were one trend that I wasn’t 100% sure about. I still feel that loads of them look quite ugly and I really don’t get the Nike & Adidas rubber ones worn by women, they just don’t look good to me, but that’s my opinion! Then again, whilst on the lookout for some new summer sandals, I came across these little babies from Next, for £25, real leather, metallic and a more feminine version of the pool slides that every fashion blogger on the scene has been sporting! I really like these as they’re leather, not black and rubbery and they have a strap at the back to help keep them on! I’m rubbish at backless sandals, unless they’re flip-flops because my feet just won’t seem to grip onto them!
So here’s a little round up of my #5DayLipstickChallenge where I challenged myself to wear 5 of my favourite lipsticks in my collection per day. It didn’t happen that I wore one day after day because I had other things on that wouldn’t let me but I completed my challenge! I did this because I’m rubbish with lipstick, I’m lazy and would happily do the rest of my face and leave my lips as they are. Bad beauty blogger. Must try harder. And I did! I really enjoyed wearing them actually and I’m definitely going to try and wear a lippy at least once a week! What do you think of my challenge? Would you do one? Is there a beauty product that you feel that you need to wear more? Let me know.
June 15th is Father’s Day just in case you’ve forgotten, it’s tomorrow! I’ve put together a last minute gift guide for you showcasing a few great fragrances that you can pick up for your dad.
I noticed the other day that Boots have some great fragrance offers on so I’ve made this post about fragrance and aftershave. This Davidoff one is only £19.99 down from about £40 I think so it’s half price and smells lovely, it’s quite a sophisticated scent, so perfect so smart daddies. They also have a fab offer on Lacoste Red, 75ml for £24.99, which is a really good deal too.
The weekend brought us sunshine and amazing music as Luke & I ventured over to Wollaton Park in Nottingham for a home-grown festival called No Tomorrow. The weather fooled us in the morning and was pretending to be horrible and rainy but by the time we’d arrived the sun was out and it was amazing sunshine! We saw Sam Smith, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont and loads of other great acts but two of our favourites were Jess Glynne and Indiana. They both also looked amazing, both of their outfits were wicked so I thought I’d do a little get the look post with them as my inspiration! Please excuse my grainy iPhone photos!
What’s in the big pink box?! Pretty Polly & Hello Kitty have released a new range of socks & tights perfect for the festival season with welly socks galore. Basically, I love Hello Kitty and when I went to Japan I stocked up on Hello Kitty everything so I was definitely excited when these socks popped through my door! Check the range out here.
Nigel’s Eco Store is an amazing little homeware and lifestyle shop online where you can pick up anything and everything related to your home but they all have an eco friendly beginning or a twist! I just thought I’d share with you all some bits I recently picked up from there for the house. I love reading haul posts so here’s my most recent one.