Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Body Shop Seaweed Range

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Skincare is something which I've been recently been trying to delve into and learn the basics (because lets be honest, it can be pretty confusing at times!). So when The Body Shop were super kind and sent me a few of their products from the Seaweed range, I couldn't wait to give them a whirl.

Targeted at oily to combination skin, this range aims to balance out and control excess oil on your face in order to create a shine-free complexion. I'm always slightly hesitant with products that promise this, as I fear that they'll dry out my skin - it's prone to the occasional dry patch. However, I need not worry, as these two products have been a lovely new addition in my skincare routine.

Seaweed Cleansing Facial Wash - Now this product has been a complete game changer for me. The first thing I noticed was its fresh scent, which isn't too over-powering and certainly isn't too fragranced for us with sensitive skin. I've been using this twice a day in the morning and night, and the difference in my skin has been remarkable. My blemishes have calmed right down and my skin on a whole is looking the clearest it has looked in a long long time. Before using this product I was struggling with make-up sliding off my face throughout the day, however, my foundation's staying power has certainly interested since I introduced this into my routine. I don't even feel inclined to use primer on a daily basis anymore - crazy! Very gentle on the skin, I've not had any issues with the facial wash despite being prone to allergic reactions with new products, and it's definitely become a staple in my beauty stash.

Seaweed Iconic Clay Mask - Now this was the product I was most excited to try, after hearing many rave reviews from the blogosphere. Me and clay masks don't tend to get along, and a few other drugstore masks I've tried in the past have left me with red, sore and irritated skin - which is far from ideal! At first I was slightly hesitant as it seemed to leave my face feeling a little sore after use, however, I kept going and within a few uses my skin started to love it. Only using it once or twice a week, I focus on my t-zone, which I find to be the most congested area. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly clean and refreshed, removing my impurities and helping fight those pesky blackheads. I'd recommend it to anyone!

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What are your favourite The Body Shop products?

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Love Sales?

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As a student who finds herself regularly counting the pennies (uh oh) I'm definitely one for a bargain and spend a lot of my time hunting out the best sale finds. So you can imagine my delight when I found out about Love Sales, a website that does all the hard work for you. The concept is quite simple, it allows you to wishlist items which you're lusting after and it'll alert you if their price drops, whether it be in a sale or just a timed offer. It's easy peasy to use and I've already made a number of bargain finds thanks to this system, such a great idea. Amazing right?! I know.

Plus you can mark your favourite shops. Want to be the first to know when Topshop sale launches? What about ASOS? or Zara? This site is the one. If you're a little unsure on how the site works (but lets be honest, anyone can use it!) just give the info graphics above and they'll give you the low-down. 

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What are your favourite sale buys you've found? I'd love to know!
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Monday, 15 September 2014

Westbridge

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Whilst shooting around Northumbria University with Charissa the other day, we came across this wonderful building, which reminded me of Westbridge High… i.e. the high school Sabrina the Teenage Witch attended. A programme I spent hours watching as a child (and last week) I couldn't help but take up the opportunity to shoot my outfit of the day there. The perfect autumnal backdrop, I have a feeling you'll be seeing it a whole lot over the next few months.

Now, can we take a few seconds to appreciate this beauty of a smock dress? I have to say, Missguided A/W collection is seriously killing it this season - their stock is to die for. Smock dresses, tartan blazers, shearling jackets and chunky ankle boots, swoon. Floral prints aren't something I tend to sport, however there was something about this dress which caught my eye and I ended up making an order in an instant. We all know I have a soft spot for hats (as the name of my blog would suggest) and with a list longer than my arm of coloured Fedora's I'd love to get my mitts on when I spotted this Camel offering from Primark I was quick to grab it. At only £7 it would be rude not to.

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What are your autumn essentials this autumn?

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