The Clarins Autumn Make-Up Collection is absolutely beautiful, they’ve released loads of lovely kits and bits and bobs to create the perfect smokey eye. The Ombre-Matte Cream to Powder Eyeshadow collection is lovely, the colours that I received are 03 – Taupe, 05 – Sparkle Grey and 06 – Earth (they’re in that order in the photograph, I’m helpful like that’, they create the perfect smokey eye when all blended together. My favourite selection is the Taupe as a base with the Earth as the outer shading.
New in this week on my feet are these beauties. I’ve been after some trainers to wear day to day for a while but I didn’t want Air Max, I find them too bulky and I’ve tried some on a few times and they aren’t very comfortable so when these came out I grab be my Glamour magazine 20% off code for ASOS and went for it. They haven’t left my feet since! I chose the black because I’ve been wearing a lot of simple stuff and they fit right in with my current grey Jamie Topshop jean obsession.
Today I’m bringing you a little body care product that I loved on sight and loved even more when I’d used it. This is the Roger & Gallet Body & Hair Oil to give it it’s more pronounceable name! It’s 96% natural and created with a blend of blend of grape, pomegranate, blackcurrant, apricot and sweet almond oils, rich in omega 6 and antioxidant vitamins A and E and is perfect for body and the ends of hair before styling.
This is now one of my staple hair products for the summer. I won an Instagram competition a number of weeks back, a Toni & Guy hair care set and this was included! It’s amazing for creating body, texture and that beachy feel without being really sticky and residue-y. I usually spray it through all of my hair when it’s 80% dry and blast with the hair dryer and continue with this when it’s 90% dry and then fully dry to try and get some body into my hair which is really thick but likes to lie flat a lot. It’s also great when you don’t want to get the hair-dryer out at all as it gives a bit of shape to hair that’s dried naturally. I will definitely be taking this on holiday in September repurchasing it when it runs out and that says a lot for me and hair products that aren’t dry shampoo!
This is a product I’ve wanted for ages and ages and when I received a John Lewis voucher for my graduation I knew exactly what was going to end up in my make-up bag. Now, this isn’t a new product and I’m sure everyone and their beauty blogger has tried it but I really like it and I’ve wanted to add it to my collection for a while now. I was going to buy the shade Medium, but the girl on the counter recommended the Golden Light instead and I think she’s right, it suits me better than the red tones of the Medium shade. This gives a really natural glow and it feels silky soft on the skin. I’m currently using the Eco Tools Large Powder Brush to apply it and they go really nicely together.
Annie’s Burger Shack is one of those mysterious places that you hear about along the grapevine, the town is always full of rumours about how incredible the food is and how much you need to go there to experience the cool atmosphere. Annie’s has recently moved to bigger premises (they’ve been open since 2009!) and is now in the heart of the Lace Market in Nottingham, a short walk from the town centre. Luke and I ventured there the other night on an impromptu whim after a cheeky pint because our tummies were talking and we needed a proper burger! Because we didn’t book we had to sit outside and were not given table service, we just had to order at the bar. This was absolutely zero problem because the weather was really warm and we’ve got no problems going up to order our food!
I’m absolutely loving pineapples at the moment, as is pretty much everyone and every brand around but I didn’t really know how I wanted to incorporate them into my wardrobe as I’m not one for trend let prints and won’t wear pineapple printed shorts or kimonos, that kind of thing! Then, these little pineapple shaped beauties popped through the letter box from Joy The Store and I knew how I’d get that fruity touch into my day to day style!
When you say ‘Stoli’ to me, I automatically think of Ab Fab and Patsy’s classic Stoli & Bolly combination. Who doesn’t? But the old classic is getting a modern 2014 re-vamp. Stoli went on a tour in a 1950s van around London with their new Stole Lemonade creation, offering it up to the lovely local public! Unfortunately, I was unable to go but I really wanted to try this glorified vodka lemonade so they kindly sent me a bottle and I wanted to share the recipe with you guys! It’s a really refreshing summer drink and it’s great because you can alter the sweetness, lemony-ness and vodka measure in your own pitcher unlike the giant watery Wetherspoon’s pitchers that sometimes grace the table. Grab yourself a pretty mason jar and some straws and settle down for an evening in the sun. Multiply the recipe by 4 to share the pitcher with friends.
Dry shampoo, baby wipes, a little bit of sea-salt spray, loads of anti-bacterial stuff and a little bit of Avene Eau Thermale is the perfect festival survival kit. Forget the tent, I just need my Toni & Guy Sea-Salt Spray! Sporks have been my favourite piece of cutlery ever since I was in the cadets and doing Duke of Edinburgh, they’re an ingenious bit of kit that house a spoon, fork and a serrated edge for choppin’ and cuttin’!
After 3 days of DIY and a whole load of paint we’ve finally finished decorating our guest room! It looks cosmetically lovely now, if you don’t look at the floor or into the corners too closely. I live in a really old house and it was pretty run down when we took it on so this is as good as we can get it as we also rent! But, I think it looks quite lovely now and I’d be happy to have people to stay whereas before I wouldn’t have even slept in there myself by choice!