Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Review: Melvita Nectar Pur Range


I've written about organic French brand Melvita a few times before, it's one of my favourite skincare brands and works perfectly with my skin, which not many others do!

Their new range, Nectar Pur, is a light, refreshing, purifying and jam packed with essential oils to make your skin freshers and clearer with every use.  It's for combination and oily skin, so perfect for Summer!


Purifying Cleansing Gel for combination and oily skin

This is perfect for using after exfoliating, it's really refreshing and you can literally feel the grease and grime being lifted off your skin. Perfect for hot and sticky summer days or after a visit to the gym. I noticed a difference after only a few uses and it's great value for money as the 200ml bottles lasts for ages!

You just need a couple of pumps, it's foams up beautifully on wet skin. Ingredients range from peppermint hydrolat (not overly sure what that is tbh...) to zinc extract which regulates sebum production to keep your skin shine free, lovely!

Available in 200ml here for £16

Purifying Roll On SOS Blemish Care

This product has been an absolute dream this week, for some reason (think it's a mixture of diet and lots of sweating on the treadmill) I've had a bit of breakout which has only been controlled and almost successfully reduced with this wonder treatment.

It's a blend of countless essential oils which neutralise and dries out blemishes returning your skin to it's normal state. It's worth every penny and lasts for so long, it can sort out a lot of blemishes!

Available in 5ml here for £12

Mattifying Balancing Fluid for combination and oily skin

I'm not completely sold on this one, it's pretty expensive for what it is and it doesn't really fit into my skincare regime, I've tried it in between moisturiser and primer which left little bits all over my face, not a good look or a smooth base for foundation!

It's great to use on its own if you're planning on a make up free day as it freshens, mattifies skin and reduces shine.

Available in 40 ml here for £26

To see the full Nectar Pur range, visit the Melvita site here.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Pastel Pink and French Braids

At the weekend, my style becomes a lot more laid back, I find myself opting for jumpers and flats instead of dresses and heels as it's mostly just me and The Man pottering around Manchester or venturing to Cheshire to see my family. The best pieces for me are the ones that are comfortable but still have an element of style, these are my weekend staples!

My most recent addition to my laid back weekend staples is this Karen Millen pastel pink jumper that I treated myself to in Selfridges last weekend (naughty) it's so comfy and warm but still on trend with the colour and little touches like the cream leather elbow patches. I need more of this kind of knitwear in my life!

French braids are my new favourite thing, my hair is just getting to that length (I'm slowly growing out a pixie cut, sigh) where it's not quite shoulder length but a bit too long to be a bob. It's perfect for getting your hair away from your face and really good for the gym too, nothing can escape. Plus, everyone is always quite impressed even though it's so easy!

You can win a Karen Millen leather jacket at the moment by the way! All you have to do is post a picture of you styling your Karen Millen pieces on twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #mycitymystyle and then your city, so I'd be #salford! Don't forget to tag Karen Millen in it too so they can count your entry, I'm about to do mine now! It's open until the 30th of April so there's plenty of time.

I love Manchester, it's one of my favourite cities in the UK, it has a much friendlier feel than other places I've lived like London. It feels like more of a town than a city! We actually live in Salford just outside of Manchester, which is definitely starting to come into it's own, Media City is getting more exciting and new, little bars and shops keep popping up. It's definitely not quite level with Manchester yet but I'd feel bad to turn my back on it in favour of Manchester!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The Perfect Leather Slipper

Swoon. Look at these slippers, they're white leather, tassled perfection. I want to be their Cinderella. I've always been more of a heels kind of girl but recently I've been embracing the flats, I've opened my heart (and toes) to Grenson brogues and Nike Blazers, and frankly my feet have never been happier. My bank balance on the other hand...

I don't think I will ever leave the heels behind but my shoe collection is definitely going to be welcoming a lot more flats in the future, starting with these Karen Millen beauties.What side are you on, heels or flats?

Don't forget to enter my competition to win a pair of London Retro glasses from MyOptique.com, click here for more details!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

My New London Retro Specs + WIN with MyOptique.com




Mango Shirt, Glasses by London Retro from MyOptique, Grenson Shoes from Coggles, Watch from Next, Jeans from Gap

Say hello to my new frames, aren't they lovely? I barely ever wear glasses, mostly because my lenses are SO thick, but they don't actually look too bad in these London Retro Reggie frames!

I paired them with my go-to weekend outfit of skinny jeans, oversized white shirt and flats, today I opted for my Emily brogues from Grenson (they're my new favourite thing at the moment!) for a spot of shopping in Manchester with The Man. I definitely need to curb my spending and get saving, but there were just too many pretty things calling my name...

I've given my blog a bit of a Spring clean too, what do you think to the new look?

The lovely people at MyOptique.com are offering you the chance to get your hands of a pair of London Retro glasses too, all you have to do is enter the giveaway below! There are so many lovely retro inspired frames to choose from, take a look here and see which pair you'd opt for! They're unisex and offer tinted lenses so you can have sunglasses if you don't wear prescription lenses, nobody is left out!

Entries close at midnight on the 14th of April so get entering now.

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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Pastel Pink Gingham and Bare Legs

Dress from boohoo.com and shoes from Dune

Yesterday we ventured over to Nantwich to meet my new baby niece Rosie Millie, who just happens to be the cutest (and softest!) thing ever. She was only a day old when we met her but she was so alert and so strong, she already had a little personality! You can see pictures of her on my instagram, there's the cutest one of her and The Man!

As I was feeling very girly, I opted for my new pastel pink gingham shift dress from boohoo. Also know as, the girliest thing I own!

I must admit, I put on tights and ankle boots before we left the house, my bare legs aren't quite ready for Summer and I don't think the world is quite ready for them, I need a bit more time on the treadmill before that... I think we've found a new outfit post spot and it's just near our living room, what do you think?

This dress is one of my new favourite things, it's pastel pink, gingham and has pockets, what's not to like? Plus, it's only £15 so it's an absolute steal, you can see it here.

Happy Mother's Day to all you mums out there too, hope you've had the loveliest day! Huge love to my Mum and my sister Emily, who has just become a mum for the second time, you're both amazing.

Thanks to The Man for taking these photos, apologies again for being bossy and dragging you away from FIFA...

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Review: Panache Britt Polka Dot Halter Bikini


With the slightest hint of sun comes my heightened obsession with swimwear, my collection is getting quite ridiculous, there's bikini bottoms in every feasible drawer and more swimsuits than shoes (that's probably not true...)

This is the newest addition to my collection, the Britt Halter Bikini in Navy Polka Dot, it's even cuter in real life. I can't wait to slim down a little and wear this to the beach!

The Important Details

- Available from 30D to 38G
- Halter neck bikini top and folded bottoms
- Underwired, padding and balconnet style

Style 

This is a very 1950's, nautical inspired bikini, perfect for Summer! With white polka dots, piping and bow details, it's very feminine.

The halter neck make it really flattering around the bust, I'm always self conscious of that bit between my boobs and armpit (you know the bit I mean!) but this bikini top completely hides that bit, hoorah!

Fit
 
The fit is great, the top is so flattering and the tie means that you can adjust it to fit you perfectly. The bottoms are really comfortable and the fold means that it's flattering for those who aren't completely confident with their middle bits, like myself!

It's perfect for girls with curves, it fits curves beautifully and accentuates them in all the right ways. 

Price

The bikini top is £34 and the bottoms are £19, but both are currently at 20% off on Figleaves.

Where to Buy

You can buy this bikini at Figleaves here and here, find out more about it on the Panache website.

Panache are also running a competition to give you the chance to design your own set of lingerie! Visit their Facebook page for more details.

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