Friday, August 22, 2014

- Welcoming Autumn/Winter '14...

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With August nearing an end (what, how, why, when?) it's time to welcome back the darker evenings, cosy knits, fluffy socks & Winter coats. Whilst I've really enjoyed this year's Spring/Summer trends of tropical print and the usual pastels, I have to admit, I'm looking forward to emphasised textures and the return of berry shades, forest greens and navy blues. High street shops are gradually switching their stock over, so today I thought I'd show you a selection of what I've found.

1. Dark Red Floral Print Kimono, River Island, £40
As we all know, kimonos have been a huge trend so far this year, so why not continue them on into A/W? Dark florals are once again seen amongst this upcoming season and they are definitely one of my favourite prints. Layering is a huge theme in the colder months, so this would be perfect over a snuggly knit (such as no.6).

2. Nails Inc. Leather Effect Polish, £12
I am so intrigued by this nail effect and must try it. Available in both black and mulberry, it needs to make its way into my collection asap.

3. Lucky Midnight Crystal Necklace, La Luna Accessories, £9.99
I've recently discovered this brand and if boho style jewellery is your thing then this is for you. This Crystal necklace would really complete an A/W outfit in my opinion.

4. Rose Lace Dress, Tenner Store, £8
Eight pounds, I repeat, eight pounds! I'm such a huge fan of white or black lace dresses during winter months and this one is such a bargain!

5. French Connection Croc Effect Purse in Wine, ASOS, £40
The style. The colour. The effect. Look at it! When things are this beautiful, I choose not to perceive the steep price tag.

6. Cream Eyelash Crop Jumper, Select, £14
The return of the fluffy knits! This one could be layered and teamed with so many items, a staple for every wardrobe. Select are such an underrated brand in my opinion, their pieces are SO affordable!

7. Black Leather-Look Skirt, New Look, £14.99
Leather is a simple yet super stylish look when done right. I love the texture it provides to an outfit and this skirt is so versatile! *Cough, team it with the nail polish above, cough.*

8. Dark Red Block Heel Chelsea Boots, New Look, £24.99
Well aren't these just fabulous! Bored of the usual black/brown boots? Me too! If you haven't already guessed, burgundy is by far my favourite A/W colour!

I'd love to know what you think of these picks! Which trends are you looking forward to?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

- Delarom Aquaconfort Cream...

Delarom Aquaconfort Cream £34*

As a sufferer of dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin, I'm constantly on the look out for skincare which provides moisture. Delarom Aquaconfort Cream claims to refresh, shield against dehydration and maintain moisture levels so I decided to give it a whirl.

However, let's just say I was left disappointed as I think my skin is too sensitive for this product. Immediately after application I felt a slight burning sensation and red blotches appeared on my face. This reaction only lasted a few minutes, but I'm afraid to say it was enough to put me off using it again.

I don't want to be too negative though as this could be the perfect product for you if you have dry skin which isn't sensitive. Positive points are the sleek packaging, the rate it absorbed and it's lovely, fresh scent.

This cream can be purchased here or here for £34. If your skin needs hydrating you might want to give this a go; ingredients include organic aloe vera, jojoba butter and sweet almond & apricot kernel oils!

Have you tried this product? How did you get on with it?

Monday, August 18, 2014

- Pixi Flawless & Poreless Translucent Primer...

Pixi Flawless & Poreless No.1 Translucent Primer £20.50*

Primers are a product I've really been getting into recently. With a Benefit Porefessional sample nearly coming to an end, I was looking forward to trying out this primer by make-up brand Pixi.

Firstly, I love the pastel shade Pixi's products come in and how pretty each item looks. Although this primer didn't make my face feel as silky smooth as the Porefessional upon application, I found it to be way more effective. It's claims to hide pores and increase make-up longevity were confirmed; even in hot, sunny weather! Another plus with this product is that there's zero fragrance, which I can sometimes find off-putting.

This primer really does provide a great base for foundation and is suitable for all skin types. It can be purchased here from HQ hair for £20.50, which I think is a great price as 30ml will last a while!

Have you tried this product or anything else from Pixi?