Wednesday, 9 July 2014

July wishlist

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   White crochet lace shorts (Similar here)
White embroidered top (Similar here)
Nike workout shorts

Since the weather has been pretty darn good recently for a typical British summer, I feel like my wardrobe is in need of a few extra pieces to take me through the warmer months. (Any excuse to shop eh?) I absolutely love all of the bits above in particular the white skirt, shorts and embroidered blouse. White is such an effortless looking colour in the summer, especially paired with a tan. Embroidery is huge this season, and i'm all for adding a little more boho chic to my outfits. 

My much loved beige Converse are on their way out and  I thought black would make a nice change to go for a black pair. Converse have always been my go to trainer, and have lasted me well. (5 years to be precise!) 

How stunning is this Triangl bikini? Although they're not the most purse friendly bikinis on the market, there is something about them that I just love. The Soap and Glory body butter is probably one of my all time favourites. It smells good enough to eat! If the almond, pistachio type scents are your sort of thing then this is definitely one for you.  

What are you lusting for this summer? 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Purse friendly skincare gems

Being a bargain hunter at heart, I am always browsing the drugstore for good skincare products which claim to have similar results to those cult high end brands we all covet but for a fraction of a price. I have recently found three little gems, both which are purse friendly and effective in what they do. 

First up are two products from the Boots Botanics range: the 'Rosewater Toning Spritz' and the 'Cleansing Toner All Bright'. The toner is a calming, cooling water based toner that hydrates and soothes your skin. Although I have only tested out the Caudalie Beauty Elixir in store, I would definately say that the Botanics offering is a great dupe! If the thought of spending nearly £20 on a spray toner is a little daunting for you, then definately give this Boots one a try as I personally love the Botanics one and have repurchased over and over. 

The 'Cleanser Toner All Bright' is a mild exfoliating toner which aims to brighten and cleanse impurities. When my beloved Pixi Glow Tonic ran out I decided to give this a try, and I was pleasantly suprised! I swipe this over my face using a cotton pad every few days, and I can definately notice that my skin is brighter. Although I would still say the Glow Tonic gives better results, for £3.99 this is a lovely little chemical exfoliant to add into your skincare routine.

Last up is the Good Things 'Grape & Pomegranate Creamy Cleanser'. This really is a lovely product and I think it would be great for those with sensitive skin, as it feels extremely comfortable and calming when lathered up. It is also free from parabens, sls and mineral oil, and for £2.99 it does a just as good of a job at cleansing your skin as some other higher end cleansers. 

These are just a few of my budget skincare reccomendations, these may not work for everyone but I am really enjoying using these at the moment! Special mention also goes to the Garnier Moisture Match Moisturisers, in particular the one for normal skin. What are your budget skincare gems?