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wednesday wishlist #24

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I saw the lace dress in Topshop but in pink a few months ago & fell in love with it but I've just seen the mint version & love it even more! I've got to find a dress to wear to Dom's Nans 80th Birthday so I'm gonna have to go try this on & see how it looks. 

The Zoeva Rose Gold Makeup Brushes are probably the prettiest makeup tools I've ever laid my eyes on. I haven't really experimented with any other brush brands apart from Real Techniques & MAC so it would be good to give this a go!

As much as I love my Micheal Kors watch I'd really like to have something less bulky to wear each day. Kate Spade watches are so dainty & simple but still look so beautiful with the mother of pearl, gold plated hardware & leather strap.

I'm a huge fan of Marc Jacobs Fragrances & have two in my perfume collection already (Daisy & Honey), they're always so fresh & girly but never too overpowering. Daisy Dream has got to the prettiest packaged perfume I've ever seen. I managed to smell it in Boots the other day & it's safe to say I've made a mental note to get this as my next scent!

Hannah Maggs has become one of my favourite YouTubers, her baby boy Grayson is adorable & I really enjoy seeing what her little family get up to on a weekly basis. Hannah has just launched her very own line of liberty print makeup bags which are all absolutely lovely. I'm gutted I wasn't quick enough to get my hands on 'The Grayson' design! It's also so sweet how each makeup bag has been given a name that represents something about Hannah's life & the descriptions about them are so beautifully worded. 'The Little Moments' design is all devoted to the little things in life which often pass us by without a thought, which also made me think about a related post I published last week!

Whats on your wishlist atm?

L x

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makeup revolution

The newest beauty brand on the block Makeup Revolution have already created a huge stir within the beauty blogosphere, in just a few short months since their launch & it's not surprising why. With over 250 affordable products to choose from there is definitely something for everyone! I'm most excited about the Sugar & Spice Blush & Contour palette*, look at how dreamy each shade is *heart eyed emoji x10*, I'm already obsessed with it after only getting my hands on it a couple of days ago!  To tell the truth though, I'd be lying if I didn't say I got ridiculously excited when they tweeted me saying they have an office dog... which just so happens to be a PUGGLE named Blondie! Of course that is where my crazy dog lady status kicks in but back to the makeup talk!

Makeup revolution are providing us all with the chance to be able to experiment with makeup, thanks to the super cheap prices & vast product range. I'm not one to usually try out many daring makeup looks & never really tend to steer away from my winged liner & dewy makeup base. I like to stick to my comfort zone but I'm tempted to pick up the Hot Smoked Palette & have a play around with the blue & green shades. My makeup might end up looking like something a 5 year old would apply but at least I'll have tried something a bit different & won't have spent more than I would do if I was going to buy a single MAC eyeshadow! 

 I can see myself heading over to the Makeup Revolution site to have quite a splurge but considering prices start at only £1 it shouldn't do too much damage... 

Have you tried any products from Makeup Revolution? What's your favourite product?

L x 

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a white obsession

I bought this white skater dress from Miss Selfridge, it was in the sale for only £9 & when I tried it on it fit perfectly so I couldn't leave it behind. I'm yet to wear it out yet because I'm scared I'll ruin it!
White nails have been the new blogger thing to do recently & it's a trend I've been loving. I've been using Model Own's Snow White, it's £5 a bottle but I picked it up in their 50% off sale back in January. I only ever need to apply two coats & it's completely opaque, I thought it was going to be difficult to get a polish that would achieve a solid block of white as it can be such a transparent shade.
p.s please ignore my messy paint job, it was a few days old & looking a bit worse for wear when I took these photos!
I was sent this blazer from Quiz & I'm so glad I chose this! I ummed & ahhed over it for ages thinking I'd never wear it & that it wouldn't suit me but I have been pairing it with summery dresses or jeans with a colourful top. I don't think the photo does it any justice so I'll try get some photos of it in an outfit post soon! Quiz also do this waterfall blazer in loads of other colours if white isn't your thing! (:

I never thought I'd be a fan of white clothing & white nails used to creep me out (I am weird!) but there's something about the colour white which has got me hooked at the moment! 

Have you got any white items in your wardrobe?

L x

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my week in photos #21




Ooops, a bit of a food heavy post this week! I've mostly spent my time at work but my day off on Friday consisted a trip to the Seaside with Dom's parents & Tilly pug followed by a yummy pub lunch. Moving back up North to be closer to our family has definitely been the best decision ever, it's so lovely being able to go out for the day & spend time with the people who mean the most. Don't get me wrong, I loved living down South & having our independence but it did get lonely sometimes & we often missed out on family events or friends birthday celebrations because of the distance between us all! 

One downside to this week was poor little Tilly pug had to be treated for an eye ulcer on Tuesday. Anyone that knows the Pug breed will know that eye ulcers are a huge worry & their eye sight can quickly deteriorate if they're left untreated. Luckily I got her to the Vets straight away & it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. On Friday we took her back to be reassessed to be told the ulcer had gone which was a massive relief for me. Tilly pug is always super spoilt & acts like a huge diva all the time but this week she was even more spoilt with lots of treats & plenty of snuggles. She's back to her usual hyper self though now, which I'm so pleased about, it broke my heart seeing her in pain, she's actually like our baby!!

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!

L x

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tresemme 7 day keratin smooth haircare

Frizzy hair is the bane of my life, I have thick, wavy hair that takes a lot of effort to straighten & style. I have serious envy towards those of you that naturally have sleek smooth hair or can achieve straightened hair with minimum work! When I heard that Tresemme had launched a new product range that was designed to provide long lasting, salon styled straight hair I knew I'd have to test them out!
The products are infused with Keratin & have built in thermal technology which works with the heat from straighteners to deliver frizz resistance, ensuring my hair stays straight for longer, even after washing it. The Shampoo is low in sulphates meaning my hair feels cleaner than ever as it removes impurities as well as gently cleansing it. The conditioner helps to lock in the Thermal technology that is activated once the heat is applied. The combination of the Shampoo & Conditioner together leaves my hair feeling silky soft & also much more manageable when I come to brush it afterwards. Once I've towel dried my hair I apply a couple of pumps of the 7 day smooth Treatment, mostly focusing on the lengths but I add a small amount to the upper sections of my hair as well. I then either blow dry my hair or leave it to dry naturally, depending on how much time I've got & then it's time for the straighteners to activate the Thermal Technology & lock my hair into super sleek mode! You're supposed to straighten your hair in small sections & go over that section 3-4 times but even straightening my hair as I normally would I can still see a difference with how straight my hair becomes so quickly. Usually my hair takes ages to become poker straight because it frizzes up with the heat & becomes more voluminous than I want it to be! I can also go to sleep with straight hair & wake up the next day with straight hair which is actually quite a surreal experience for me! I'm so used to waking up to my hair being wavy & kinking in all the wrong places so as you can imagine it's a great feeling to see my hair in a presentable condition in the early hours of the morning!

I use this trio of products once a week as I like to vary my hairstyles so when I know that I want to keep my hair straight for a few days I use this haircare routine. I find it such a chore to wash, dry & straighten my hair because of how thick & frizzy my hair can be but after trialling the 7 Day Keratin  Smooth System I can report back to say it's made taming my hair much more enjoyable. I achieve smoother, straighter hair in a much shorter amount of time & I've also been able to reduce the amount of heat I use each week as I don't need to re-straighten my hair as often!

Have you tried any of the products from Tresemme's 7 day smooth range?

L x

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little things

 Taking time to appreciate the little things can easily be glanced over as life whizzes by so quickly, but recently I've been trying to look at life in a more positive way, because really life is too short! It really can be the little things that bring a smile to my face each day, I think we as Humans often get caught up on the stresses of daily life & often forget nice things that happen throughout our day.
 
- Having time to take my morning coffee back to bed.
- Walking Tilly through the countryside early in the morning or just before the sun sets.
- Planning a spa day with one of my oldest & bestest friends.
- Adding all my spare pennies to our savings jar
- Dom picking me up from work in an evening & greeting me with the biggest hug ever. 
- Arranging flowers in little glass bottles
- FaceTiming my little Brother who lives over in Turkey
- pug hugs
- Baking, I've always loved baking but never made much time for it!
- Receiving lovely comments & tweets from you guys (appreciate every single one of you that reads my blog!)
 - Making someone a cup of tea when they come home from a hard day at work 
- That feeling when you find something you'd been searching weeks for (my MacBook charger!)
- Getting the reduced cupcakes from Tesco
- Painting my nails perfectly, for once!
- Hearing the Northern accent again after being away down South for 3 years
 
Lots of lovely little things happen during my day & taking 5 minutes to recap on a few of those things each week feels weirdly rewarding. I've always been such a negative person but it's so refreshing to be able to think more positively & actually notice the nice things that surround me.
 
L x

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pug life #6

 Such a baby face, always has to chew her favourite toy!
Lazy pug refusing to walk back to the car after a trip to the lake!
 I always find her on my bed/pillow if she disappears!
She loves to be tucked up in bed, little baby.
 Standing in the field watching the birdies, she's obsessed with them.
She's such a squidge, look how adorable she is in her onesie!!
Being a monkey & stealing my pillow

If anyone ever scrolled through my iPhone or photo collection on iPhoto they'd literally be scrolling through 1000's of photos of Tilly. I take so many photos of her as often as I can because every little thing she does is adorable & she really is the cutest. She might be a tiny terror but she's instantly forgiven when she looks over at me all innocently! It's crazy how much Dom & I love her, she is our fur baby & we couldn't imagine our lives without her now. I always said I'd never be one of those people obsessed with their dog but as soon as Tilly came in to my life I totally understood why people love their dogs so much haha. I'll try do these Tilly posts more often, I absolutely love rediscovering old photos of her & remembering how tiny she was! 
L x

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another micellar water?

Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution - £2.99
Beauty bloggers & the beauty industry as a whole have gone crazy for Micellar waters ever since Bioderma became the 'it' skincare product to be using. With Bioderma being difficult to buy unless you lived in France or London it created an opportunity for other brands to add a micellar water to their product range. Over the past year or so lots of alternatives have been hitting the shelves of Boots, Superdrug & even the supermarkets, with L'Oreal & Garnier being just two of those companies that joined in with the cleansing water craze!

Botanics are skincare brand that I have used & loved in the past so when I popped into Boots to pick up some more cleansing water & spotted they had an introductory offer on their new cleansing waters so I thought I'd give the All Bright one a try. There is also an Ultra Calm version available too which I'll be picking up next! This water is very similar to all of the others I have tried before, it has the same water like consistency & feeling, it removes makeup/dirt quickly & efficiently & feels refreshing on my skin. The difference between this one & the other ones I have tried is that Botanics have provided more than just a cleanser, which explains the name '3 in 1 Cleansing Solution'. You might be wondering, how is a micellar water 3 in 1, surely it just works as a cleanser? Well this product contains Hibiscus which is known for it's brightening & properties so with this ingredient being included the water is not only able to remove the daily build up of dirt & makeup it also helps to brighten your skin. The third & final part to the 3 in 1 cleansing solution is that the water acts as a mild exfoliant thanks to the Hibiscus flower's natural AHA's (according to Google this stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid!). This little bottle of natural skincare not only helps to clean my skin but also exfoliates & brightens, three things for under £3! I love that it's powered by nature, it preps my skin ready for the next step in my routine & is the most affordable of the bunch. 

Have you used a micellar water before? Which one is your favourite?
L x

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wednesday wishlist #23

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Recently I've been more drawn to softer colours such as muted pinks, rose golds, mink shades & white. Theres just something about those shades that project an effortless yet chic style & whilst I could never be considered as a chic dresser (you'll forever find me in breton stripey tees & a pair of skinnies!) I can still dream about being able to pull it off! Rose gold has always been my colour of choice when opting for something of a metal variety & when I saw the FRENDS layla headphones in one of Zoella's vlogs I made a mental note to put my pennies towards a pair of my own. Charlotte Tilbury makeup has become quite a popular subject in the beauty blogging world, of course all the buzz around the luxurious looking products got me intrigued. The Uptown Girl palette is everything I could wish for when it comes to eyeshadows & I know I would get a lot of use out of each shade. Whistles leather clutches are another admired item by us bloggers, I see them making an appearance in lots of outfit posts/lookbooks. I've actually been after a nice white bag for god knows how long now, who knew it would be so difficult to locate a plain white bag/clutch! I think I'm just going to have to give in & treat myself to the Whistles one on payday, it'll be perfect for so many occasions!

What's on your wishlist atm?

L x

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soap & glory no clogs allowed super self-heating deep pore detox mask

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No Clogs Allowed Super Self-Heating Deep Pore Detox Mask - £11.50
I'm always saying this but Soap & Glory are my all time favourite brand when it comes to bath & body stuff. I've built up quite a stash of stuff because more often than not I can never resist picking up something new when I pop into Boots! The latest addition to join my little family of S&G products is the No Clogs Allowed Super Self-Heating Deep Pore Detox Mask (bit of a mouthful!) which retails at £11.50 but Boots often have offers on such as a 1/3rd off all S&G skincare.

The mask itself is a thick paste that contains colour changing technology as it warms up. The self-heating aspect is quite a weird sensation at first but now I'm used to it I find it really relaxing & comforting. It heats up as you start to apply it & stays warm for around 5 minutes before it needs washing off. Like it says on the directions, I massage a grape sized amount all over my face but mainly focus on the most blemish prone area which tends to be my T-Zone. It's starts off as a yellow white shade & turns blue once you begin scrubbing it into your skin with wet hands. It does feel like quite a grainy face mask but the beads quickly dissolve. One thing I really like about this mask is that it doesn't harden up & crack, so you can actually move your face without having to worry that it will crumble all over you. It feels like it's working due to the heat activation & although it's an exfoliator it contains micro beads so it's not gritty & doesn't feel harsh at all. It's really easy to remove too, I simply rub a warm flannel all over my face & then use a bit of extra water to rinse my face again.  I love the way my skin feels after I use this, the micro beads polish the surface so it's literally baby skin soft! I actually expected my skin to feel dry & tight after using it, because most face masks do tend to dehydrate the skin but I don't experience that at all. The visibility of any blemishes/blackheads I previously had is reduced thanks to the salicylic acid which melts away sebum & detoxes my skin. I use it once a week to try keep any spots at bay & to give my skin a good exfoliate to keep it looking clean & healthy.

Have you tried No Clogs Allowed?

L x

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home decor ideas // the bedroom


You may or may not know that I'm currently living back at home with my Mum after over a year of living with Dom in our own little flat. We ended up moving back to the North after being based down South for a few reasons, not only because Dom landed himself an amazing new job (super proud gf!), but we wanted to be closer to our family & friends again, plus it's much cheaper up here so we can get more for our money in terms of property! Living at home with parents again after being independent is so hard, I actually can't cope haha so I've been distracting myself by dreaming about how I want to decorate our house & I've become addicted to Pinterest again! The aim is to have our own house by Christmas, so fingers crossed it works out well but for now I'll continue to develop my obsession for Pinterest & endlessly scroll through Right Move looking for a perfect place to live!

I'm torn between going for a completely Shabby Chic style room with french furniture & lots of florals everywhere or to keep it quite simple & chic. In an ideal world I'd love our first house to have lots of character such as little old fireplaces in the bedrooms, victorian floor tiles & big bay windows so that I can keep the decor to a minimum & let the original features do the talking! I know that I want the bedroom to be mostly white, to keep it looking crisp & clean but I want to inject colour with accessories & perhaps even a piece of furniture that can be a focal point if I find the right item. The main reason I want the room to be white, e.g the walls & flooring is because I want the room to be filled with as much natural light as possible. The flat we lived in was quite dull because of the paintwork being green & magnolia (not my choice), along with huge heavy furniture that blocked out light it felt quite closed in & I found it would make me want to stay in bed longer. There's nothing nicer than waking up to an airy fresh looking room, I feel like it would put me in a better mood for the day. 

What would your dream bedroom be like?
L x

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my week in photos #20

I completely forgot I had these shoes until last week & I've been obsessed with wearing them ever since! 
Dom's Mum has a lovely cottage-y style garden which is filled with rose bushes & pretty flowers. One evening last week she took advantage of it being so warm in the evening & did a bit of gardening. She kindly gave me some cuttings of the wild flowers which I arranged in my little floral jug vase, they look so pretty!
I tied my silk style scarf around Tilly & couldn't resist taking a photo of her. That squishy face is just the cutest!
With the stress of moving & living between two houses it's amazing how fresh bed sheets, lots of cosy cushions & some fairy lights can make your room feel homely again, it helps me feel relaxed.
With it being so warm I've been wearing my glittery jelly shoes whilst Tilly has been refusing to walk - lazy puggy!
One of the best things about Summer is having an ice lolly to cool down, fabs being my favourite! Fabs are fab!
My little sister made Tilly a loom band necklace, which I think looks adorable!
This pretty purple polish has hardly left my nails, I love everything about it. I've actually dedicated a whole blog post to it here!
Best thing ever when Tesco reduced all their cupcakes, I couldn't leave the Oreo ones behind!
This little girl makes me laugh so much with her funny expressions & poses! I was trying to take a selfie with her which was a massive fail but managed to get this one haha I love how she's resting her paw on my arm!
Tilly & Cloud the Husky go on an evening walk together through the countryside. It's one of my favourite bits of the day, it's so nice to walk over to the fields near Dom's house & let them run off their leads they have so much fun! I also run with the husky & instead of him sprinting off & leaving me behind he runs alongside me as if he's keeping me company, he's so cute!

Hope you've all had a lovely week, leave me a little comment to tell me what you've been up to this week! (:

L x

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clinique freebies with glamour magazine

You probably already know, but just in case you've not heard this is a little heads up post. This month Glamour Magazine have teamed up with Clinique providing 4 samples to choose from. I've been on the hunt for the magazine for a couple of days now (it came out on the 7th July) & finally tracked it down in Tesco yesterday. The magazines that were left all had the same sample, the Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion which I'm happy with but I'm dying to get my hands on the two chubby stick minis! The four products that are available to choose from (if you're lucky enough to come across the whole sample range anyway!) are: 
Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion
High Impact Mascara
Woppin' Watermelon Chubby Stick
Seriously Strawberry Chubby Stick
For £2 it's such a bargain to be able to try out some Clinique makeup, I'm just gutted I can't locate the chubby sticks, has anyone else had any luck!? I keep popping into my local newsagents & the owner is really confused as his usual delivery of Glamour magazines just hasn't arrived this month!
L x

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my latest nail polish obsession

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 'Purple Heart' - £6.99

I've featured this pretty polish quite a few times on my blog within a short space of time so I thought it  was about time I dedicated an entire post to it! I'd never tried a Sally Hansen nail polish before until Mimi bought me one for my birthday back in January. She knows I'm a huge nail polish obsessive so she knew I would be pleased by her purchase! When I first laid my eyes on this I instantly loved the colour of it & I'm glad to say it doesn't disappoint when it's applied either! Dontcha' just hate it when a colour never looks as nice on your nails! It's a creamy pastel lilac shade which reminds me of the purple party ring biscuits (best biscuits ever!) & applies like a dream. It has one of those brushes with the rounded ends so it coats the nail evenly in one swipe. Wear time is another amazing factor about this polish. Working in retail my nails are usually chipped within the first day of being painted so I was really surprised when this lasted 3-4 days with no chip damage at all! I'd say it lasts around a week before it needs to be removed completely which is pretty damn good. I think the long lasting effect is thanks to the polish being quite a thick formula, but it's not too thick that it's gloopy & difficult to apply. You can even get away with one coat of it but I like to apply two to ensure it's fully opaque & to increase the wear time. The finish is smooth & shiny due it having a built in top coat, it definitely looks like a salon manicure! The polish also acts as a base coat so theres no need to apply one which saves a lot of time & faffing around. 

I can't tell you how many compliments I've had whenever I've worn this, mostly from customers at work saying how much it suits my skin tone, so if you're quite pale like me this will apparently flatter your complexion! Along with Essie, Sally Hansen sits right at the top of my best drugstore polish list, I can't fault them & I can see myself gathering up quite a collection of them!

Have you tried any Sally Hansen polishes?

L x

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pink things

Does anyone else find themselves opting for a certain product because of the colour of the packaging? I've noticed that I tend to do that when it comes to buying boring products such as deodorants, I'll go for the prettier packaged ones. Another thing I've noticed is that I seem to have developed a thing for pink. I felt inspired to pick out some of my favourite pink coloured products & group them together after seeing a few other bloggers do similar things, Carrie I'm looking at you! I feel like I need to go & organise all of my things by colour now, theres something so satisfying about seeing products of a similar colour scheme together. 

Although it's name suggests it would be more orange toned my all time favourite pink blusher is the NYX powder blush in Peach. If you've been reading my blog you'll have seen me mention this numerous times now, so I won't go into detail but click here to read more. Lip product wise I tend to opt for darker shades or just lip balm (Balmi Strawberry being my most used!) a berry toned pink that I wear for a quick wash of colour is the Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie. A lighter pink lip product that I wear when I'm feeling brave (yes, I have no problem wearing dark "vampy" lips but I get scared/feel out of my comfort zone to wear pink lipsticks!) is the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in the shade Elusive. I have too many pink polishes in my collection to pick out a favourite but I chose the Model's Own HyperGel in Pink Veneer to feature in this post because I've worn it loads & it has good wear time! 

Soap & Glory products have a pink theme throughout their product range, so of course I had to include a few things! The Hand Maid Hand Sanitizer is one of those essentials I always have in my bag, I used to hate using sanitizers because of the strong alcohol scent but this one smells fruity & fresh. The Breakfast Scrub had to make an appearance, I have so much love for it! It's probably the best body scrub I've used, it's gritty but not too harsh that it hurts to exfoliate with & my skin is always left feeling much smoother. The Smoothie Star range is my favourite product group from S&G, I just can't get enough of the sweet vanilla/cocoa buttery/maple syrup scent. Texturising hair products have been raved about non stop in the blogosphere over the past few months. The insanely expensive Oribe one has probably been the most hyped, but at £38 a bottle there is just no chance I'm going to cave & get it! With so much attention being given to texturising products drugstore dupes were hunted down, Vo5 Give Me Texture being one of them. It's about £5 a bottle & feels a bit like hairspray when you first spray it but it gives instant texture & doesn't leave your hair crispy or feeling heavy with product residue. My final pink product is a boring one to end with, deodorant. Like I said at the start, I always go for prettier packaged ones, I guess it makes it more appealing when I go to buy it as who enjoys going shopping for the necessities such as deodorant, toothpaste etc etc!? 
Would you like to see this sorta post again, perhaps for red things next?
What are your favourite pink products?

L x

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june favourites

 
I honestly didn't think I would be posting a monthly favourites post for June as I'm all over the place with moving! However I've been reasonably organised & made a note on my iPhone to keep a reminder of my favourite items during the last month & I packed them altogether so I could easily locate them for a photograph, if thats not dedication then I don't know what is, haha! (I actually typed this last week & since then my MacBook charger has gone walkies so I was unable to post it when I planned to anyway - typical!)
 
I recently found two floral crowns in Primark for a bargain price of £4 & throughout the month of June they've been my go-to accessory when my outfit has needed a pop of colour! I've wanted a floral crown for ages but I've always been put of by the price so I was glad to find these pretty ones. They are associated with Festivals but they can make a simple outfit look like you've put more effort in & adds a splash of colour to my very black wardrobe!
 
 
My favourite Shower Gel has been Soap & Glory's Sugar Crush Body Wash for the simple reason that it really helps to wake me up on those mornings where you would have appreciated an extra half hour in bed! The citrusy scent is fresh & fruity& makes me feel refreshed & ready to face the day.
 
 
I can't believe I am yet to feature the Urban Decay Naked Palette on my blog! This little palette has been in my life for almost a year now & I've got so much love for it. The packaging, the quality of the eyeshadows, the pigmentation & lasting power are all 10/10 for me. I mostly use it when I'm creating a heavier eye makeup look as I know it will stay in place, plus there's not much fall out whilst applying the shadows. My favourite shade is Sidecar which I often wear on it's own if I'm short of time.  
 
I've been obsessed with the Sally Hansen Nail Polish in the shade 'Purple Heart' ever since Mimi gave it to me for my Birthday. It's the prettiest purple polish I own & the amount of compliments I get when I wear it is ridiculous! 
 
As the weather has been warmer recently I've been applying MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle to achieve a healthy dewy looking glow. I used to find this highlighter very glittery when I applied it but I soon realised I was being too heavy handed, all thats needed is a gentle sweep across my cheekbones! It glimmers in the sunshine & is a lovely finishing touch to my makeup.
 
My skin has been in need of some TLC over the past couple of weeks due to the stress of moving. It's going through a weird stage at the moment, some days it can be dry & quite sensitive but then the next day it can be oily. Not sure what's going on but I've had some sore under the skin spots & blackhead build up around my nose so I've been applying the Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed mask to relieve my skin. I find it comforting to use as the paste is self heating which feels really relaxing. My skin is left feeling clean & reduces the visibilty of any blemishes/blackheads I have. 
 
 
Having thick, frizzy hair which is difficult to style I'm always hunting for products that might help to tame it & make my life easier. I discovered the Tresemme Treatment 7 Day Smooth on the All Things Hair channel when Zoella created a video for them on how to achieve sleek straight hair. I instantly felt intrigued & knew I needed to get my hands on it when I visited Boots but for some reason my local store didn't have it in stock! Thanks to Twitter the lovely people at Tresemme offered to send it me & I've since been using it each time I wash my hair! I can honestly say it's been great at keeping my hair straighter for longer, as I usually have to restraighten my hair the day after but I've been able to leave my hair a few days without needing to straighten it again. 
 
I've had this pair of shoes hidden in the back of my wardrobe for a while now, I actually can't believe I forgot about them! It was only when I was in London I spotted a girl wearing them & loved how she had styled them that I remembered I actually had the same pair! She wore them with a pair of faded black skinnies & a loose jumper, so her style was really simple but I just love that effortless style & it inspired me to dig them out & wear them. I admit that at first they rubbed, but not quite as bad as I was expecting... considering they're just cheap shoes from Primark that usually kill my first I'm impressed that my feet didn't suffer too much damage! Now they've been bedded in they're really comfy & I actually spotted them in stock at my local store a few days ago so you might still be able to get them! They are also available in a nude shade which I'm considering going back for now!
 
What are your June favourites?
 
L x

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