A Little Boots Haul

Hello darlings,

A few weeks ago I went to Boots and picked up a few gems that I thought I’d share with you…

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Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub

First and foremost this scrub smells incredible! My best description is that it’s like golden syrup porridge because of its sweet, oaty smell. The scrub itself is nice, it feels quite sandy and is a relatively strong exfoliant. All in all, lovely!

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Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

I’d never worn foundation before I picked this one up. I can’t say after having used it that wearing foundation everyday is my thing but for special occasions it’ll be what I’ll be reaching for. I think it gives good coverage and definitely brightens my face up.

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Rimmel London Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Taupe and Deep Amethyst

These eye shadows were a complete impulse buy but I really like them. I featured the bronze version in my Friday Favourites a few of weeks ago and have been using it a lot since then. The blue has admittedly been used a little less, but it has been used all the same. Such a bold colour is very out of my comfort zone so I think it’ll take me a little longer to get used to wearing it. All things considered however I really like them both; for a super fast make up look these are perfect.

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Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream for Uneven Skin Tone

Once again, like the foundation, I’d never used an eye cream before this one. I have very dry skin and it has been a lovely moisturiser but as for the dark circle correcting feature I can’t say I’ve noticed any improvements- although granted mine are quite a lot to tackle. I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this product but it’s definitely persuaded me that an eye cream is an important step in my skin care regime that I had previously been missing out.

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water | Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz

I’d spied this Garnier micellar water in lots of skin care blog posts and YouTube videos so when I decided to revamp my skincare routine, I knew that this was what I wanted to try. And I’m very thankful that I did. The only downside to it is that I think it struggles a bit to remove my waterproof mascara but apart from that I love it. It removes makeup and general dirt very well, leaving my skin feeling fresh. As for the Rose water toner, this little thing is perfection in a bottle. I think that it is a great toner as it has hands down improved my pores and it smells amazing too- and I don’t generally love rose scents bar the real thing. I will most definitely be repurchasing both of these little beauties.

H

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Friday Favourites

Hello darlings,

Here are a few things that have been taking my fancy this past week…

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Dress (& Other Stories)
Striped Swimsuit (M&S)
Prison Break (my new Netflix addiction- I have to admit I’m absolutely hooked)
Mini City Bag (Zara)
Necklace (Accessorize)

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Shoe of the Week

Hello darlings,

With this week’s ‘shoe of the week’ I’m harking back to the 1920s…

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I love that these heels from & Other Stories are seemingly so classic and yet in fact they are, at the same time, terribly modern; I think that the tortoise shell heel updates the look whilst still paying homage to the 1920s flapper girl. All resulting in an absolutely beautiful pair of shoes!

H

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Sewing Your Own Clothes

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen this picture of me, ready to start cutting out the pattern pieces for a skirt…

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Now I love high street fashion but I think having unique pieces is an essential part of anyone’s wardrobe and when you’ve made it yourself well, then it’s just extra special.

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Sure it takes time and effort and quite often practice but I urge you to give it a go. I find it so rewarding making something start to finish by hand that I absolutely love in the end; I would recommend it to anyone.

H

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Quick Review: Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Restorer

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Shampoo | Conditioner | 1 minute intensive treatment
(at the moment the 400ml bottles are on offer at Boots making them cheaper than the smaller size- crazy I know!)

Well I’m just going to come out and say it, this is my favourite haircare range that I have ever used! Bold statement I know. It does exactly what it says on the tin. I use all three of these in conjunction, using the normal conditioner on the bottom half of my hair before finishing off just the ends with the 1 minute intensive conditioner. It smells amazing and my only complaint is that my hair doesn’t smell as good once dry.

I would recommend these to anyone. They really have restored the sleekness of my hair- they’re just glorious.

H

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Post Exam Haul

Hello darlings,

So after a few stressful weeks of exams I was in need of a bit of retail therapy.

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My first little purchase was this lipstick (number 225- Blushing Pink) from The Body Shop. These colour crush lipsticks are my favourites and I have had a few compliments on this shade in particular. I’d describe it as a pink rose shade that is perfect for spring/summer. It’s genuinely just extremely pretty!

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I bought this little number in the Zara sale. I loved it on the website but I love it even more in real life. The colour is stunning and the coat in general screams quality. I think it will be a piece in my wardrobe for a very long time to come.

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If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that, along with the coat, I bought this beautiful pair of shoes in the Zara sale! They are absolutely stunning and make me feel like a princess when I wear them- how could a girl resit?

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It has been an awfully long time since I have been to Primark so when I got the chance to go a couple of weeks ago I was a little bit too excited. Unlike sometimes Primark did not disappoint and I found this gorgeous shirt. I love the subtle mix of prints and think that it is great for either day or night. I have already worn it quite a bit.

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Now, but certainly not least, my favourite buy of the lot is this skirt by L K Bennett. I absolutely adore it and not just because I managed to snap it up in a sample sale at a fraction of it’s RRP. I featured this skirt in my ‘Dressing like a lady’ post so you can imagine my surprise and joy when I found it on the rail. I cannot wait to wear it…now I just need an occasion!

H

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Le Grand Départ

Bonjour mes chéris,

We have been pretty blessed with sporting events these past few weeks with the World Cup and Wimbledon and yesterday Le Tour de France went straight past my house. It was an exciting event that the whole city had been prepping for for weeks. So I thought I’d share with you a few pictures of this very special day…

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Mum’s wonderful cake

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There were some interesting floats

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Lying on a bench in our garden for two hours, under two blankets, with a hot water bottle and a cup of tea however was hardly glamorous

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Shoe of the Week

Hello darlings,

One of my favourite colours is navy so it’s no wonder that these heels from Reiss took my fancy. I think that they are far more unusual than your run of the mill pair of heels and will consequently add interest to any outfit.

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For either work or play these shoes are perfect.

H

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