I’ve been dying to try this GLOW highlighter from Topshop for ages now! I took the plunge and bought one the other week on a procrastination trip to town. I went for the ‘Polished’ shade as opposed to the darker ‘Gleam’ one because I thought it was slightly prettier and would be more suited to my skin for this time of year as I’m not as tanned as I would be in the summer. This gives such a gorgeous highlight and is perfect for the tops of cheek bones and brow bones.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a sexy little red polish to get you all in the mood for tonight.
I haven’t done a nails feature for so long. For some reason, I’ve just started going off a lot of colours of my nail varnish, perhaps because it’s the winter time and I don’t think that bright pinks and minty greens look right at the moment with my outfits! I’ve been wearing pillar-box red or a really dark burgundy pretty much non-stop. I like a good nude too but I’ve been really focused on reds for a few weeks now. I picked this gorgeous red, which is in between the two I’ve been wearing, in the airport on the way home from Japan. It’s a gorgeous dark red colour once on the nails with two coats, it appears slightly lighter in the bottle but it’s a fab dark red once applied. A really chic colour and goes really well with my standard style of stripy top and black skinny jeans!
Whilst in Tokyo I picked up this little Nuxe Paris Refreshing Moisturising Mist, that sets your make up. I’ve looked on the Nuxe UK website and I can’t find it so I’m thinking that it might not be available in the UK. This little beauty smells amazing and I’ve found that it actually does keep my make-up in place for slightly longer than it normally would with my oily skin. It’s a bit wetter than other facial mists like the Avene Eau Thermale and comes out as more of a spray than a mist so you definitely have to make sure that you’re holding it a certain distance from your face otherwise you get a really wet face. This is great for these horrible winter months for giving your make-up a little refresh halfway through the day too. With rose petals and being suitable for sensitive skin it’s super gentle and is a nice finishing step to my make-up routine.
I’ve been away for just over a week from my little blog and I’ve missed it! I had scheduled a few posts so I wasn’t totally silent but I’ve missed all the blogger chats and constant Twitter! But, I’m back now and I thought I’d share a few little photos of my trip to Tokyo.
It was amazing but so tiring. Jet lag has got me and I keep waking up really early and then crashing in the late afternoon because I have no idea what the time is! I’m very glad to be home, and we only just made it out of Narita airport because a snow storm was starting, we were actually the last flight out of Tokyo, which is quite scary because I’d spent literally every last Yen and I wouldn’t have been able to survive all Tom Hanks in the Terminal!
I always love a good face mask, they feel like you’re properly giving something back to your skin I think and I try to do one at least once a week. Usually a Sunday where I’m washing my make-up brushes and planning my week! So, when Avojo contacted me to see if I’d like to try their Black Peel Off Face Mask I thought yes! It’s fab for oily and blackhead prone skin and really peels them all out, grim, yes, but necessary!
When I saw Escentual tweet about bloggers for reviewing this Klorane shampoo for oily hair which contains nettles, I was really up for it. I have oily skin and need to use dry shampoo on my second day hair to give it a refresh, so I thought why not give it a try and see if it can make my hair feel cleaner and last that extra day without too much dry shampoo!
Seriously, what would we do without ASOS in our lives now? They truly are life saving aren’t they? I’ve really been loving the 60s look at the moment and I’ve been after the perfect pair of loafers. I’ve been on a mission but it’s been a bit of a porridge/Goldilocks hunt for them. All the one’s I’ve been looking at in the shops have either looked too cheap, been too shiny or just haven’t fitted. There’s also the nightmare of to tassel or not to tassel! But I finally found a lovely little pair I like from ASOS. What do you think?
Just thought I’d share a little outfit I wore recently. This is a skirt I’ve had for probably about 5 years now, I dug it out the other week when I went home for Christmas and it’s a little big (cough 2 sizes) but I can tighten it up and you wouldn’t know! It’s an old Topshop number and obviously, being check/tartan it’s bang on trend now but the good thing with it being old is that I probably won’t see anyone else wearing it! What do you think?
Avene is a brand that I really like, I love their chic and clean packaging and I’ve been a fan of the Eau Thermale, the spring water facial spray, for a while now because it’s so refreshing. I use it over make-up and I have a mini one in my handbag for travelling and when the library just gets too much I have a little spray and it chills me out a bit.
These remind me of the classic slip-on Vans that I used to have when I was younger, the comfiest shoes ever! I’ve been seeing them a lot all over Pinterest, I know there’s some amazing Celine ones floating about in the fash world but clearly my student budget won’t stretch to those beauties. I was contemplating getting some all black Vans in this style but then my friend gave me a heads up about these lovely little ones from Topshop. As soon as I heard about them I snapped them up. I love the casual look they give
to an outfit, I can’t wait to wear them with my leather leggings and a cosy jumper! They’re furry too! Only £18 with student discount. What do you think?