Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Appreciating L'Occitane

 
It appears my love affair with L'Occitane has grown over the last few months and I have come to realise recently that I have built up quite a collection..
To be honest, I never really been a skin care lover, I've never been one to religiously apply day & night cream daily or massage my hands until they're baby soft. But recently, I've began to take some added care of my ol'skin (no doubt because of the endless blogs I read, suggesting products!)
Here are four that have really benefited me during these cold, winter months:
 
 
I've briefly mentioned this product before, when chatting about my Acne Troubles, saying how well it works with dry skin, and seriously, I'm not lying! I tend to develop dry skin in the patch between my eyebrows - at the top of my nose (strange place, I know!) and also my forehead. With my forehead being extremely spotty in the past, I do all I can to avoid it now it's cleared. So during the cold months, I pop a little of this on the forehead and I can seriously say, it SO soft afterwards!
Because this face cream is designed to not only moisturise skin, it also relieves sunburn, meaning its extremely calming- its basically a 2-in-1 face cream!
 
As its SO extremely cold out there, my eyes are getting really dry recently. I didn't think that removing my eye make up with wipes was helping an awful lot, as face wipes are known for being extremely drying for the skin in general. So, I decided on an eye make-up remover (obviously, ha!) I wasn't too sure about it at first to be honest, as I was scared that the gel was going to sting my eyes when I started taking my make up off. But it's incredibly soothing and my eyes feel  x10 better.
Although I only bought this product recently, I bought it from an Outlet L'Occitane shop, which is basically a clearance branch. So, I not sure if this product is still available, as outlet shops only tend to sell last seasons stock... There HAS to be some kind of alternative to this now, surely! 
 
Whilst in Covent Garden a few weeks ago, I went into L'Occtaine to re-purchase the Precious Cream, whilst there, there was some kind of special offer on, were you received this as a free gift, when you bought a product over a certain price (sorry that was a long-winded intro lol) Well, I was even more tempted to buy the cream when a free gift was offered on top!
To begin with, this product smells a.ma.zing, it so fresh and makes any shower smell just that bit better! I've began to use it on my legs after shaving them (tmi, sorry) and my legs feel like silk once out the shower. A seriously lovely, product.
 
Ill admit, I've never been a hand cream person. I always think that its a bit of a waste of time, because you put it on and then can't do anything for about 15 minutes until its dry. I still live by that philosophy now, but the smell of this is so strong and lovely that I don't care about the long drying time! Usually, people describe eye shadows as being pigmented, but if I was to describe a smell as being pigmented, that's what i'd call this. As the lime-y smell is really strong, but nice strong!
 
On the whole, I've been obsessed with L'Occitane recently and literally want everything on their website, now I know how good these products above are!
Put it this way, I have a very long list of products on my way to the North Pole this year!!
 
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Saturday, 8 November 2014

NARS | Radiant Creamy Concealer


Concealer.. you don't realise how much you need it until its gone, or ran out in my case. I've literally seen millions of blog posts and reviews about this concealer, so I became a typical girl and fell for the hype. But, after trying it everyday for a week, I can fully say, the hype is fully justified.
With concealer, I never trust guessing my shade online and buying it. So, after literally scraping the sides of my Rimmel Wake me up, I headed straight for the NARS counter in Selfridges! I obviously sat in the fancy chair, with the fancy mirror and the NARS worker tested the colours under my eyes (I take retail therapy VERY seriously!)
The shade Vanilla is the perfect shade for me, which I'm sure is the second lightest, therefore suits my paste-y complexion.
Out of 10 its definitely an 8.5. I wouldn't lie and say its absolutely perfect, because every make up product has its flaws, but this is very very good all the same! Unfortunately, I was blessed with very dark circles, meaning concealer is definitely a must. The doe foot applicator is nothing out of the ordinary nor is the texture, but it is extremely highlighting when put under the eyes. To be honest, its quite long lasting as well. The only flaw I would say is, it doesn't cover my dark cirlces completely, but maybe im asking to much for my dark circles to be completely banished by concealer. Ignoring this though, its one of the best concealer I have ever tried... Put it this way, I'll DEFINITELY be re-purchasing this once its run out!

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Monday, 3 November 2014

London Snippets | The Mall


Jumper: Zara (similar) | Jeans: Topshop | Boots: Next
 
THE BOOTS...I'm in love.
Near the end of last week I paid a visit to Buckingham Palace and had a brisk walked down The Mall. Again, I couldn't get over the amount people, they're like flies swarmed around that palace (can you tell I'm a country girl!) As I knew I was going to be walking a lot, I decided to where brand new, never worn before boots, how hard core of me. But, my feet are strong little things and my gamble paid off, because they didn't rub at.all..hallelujah!
 
Autumn fashion is by far and away the best season. Thick scarves, Cosy jumper and boots.. literally my idea of heaven. This Zara jumper which I bought a few weeks ago, had its first outing, and if it wasn't for London being so warm, then I would say its a cosy, warm jumper!
These Next boots, I think, are what have been missing from my heart. The pastel-y blue shade, definitely draws eyes (Well, the people on the tube certainly gave me funny looks) But that's what makes them great. Some people, I feel in today's society, play it too safe with what they wear. They  don't push the boundaries. Girl, if you like it, wear it! (lol there's me trying to be a cool and inspirational #nothappening)




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