Friday, 30 April 2010


Barry M in Berry Ice Cream.

Yes, it really is that lovely :)

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Clogs - yay...or nay?

£45, Miss Selfridge

£130, Carvela at Kurt Geiger

£65, Topshop

£60, Office

£40, New Look

£85, ASOS

£160,Kurt Geiger

So...what do you think? Are these new season 'it' shoes worth splashing out on, or would they be impossible to walk in for all but the most hardened of heel wearers? Personally I don't know if my spindly ankles would be up for the task...but I'm always up for having my mind changed :)

Review - Eve Lom Cleanser

Yes - I'm still here! Still missing a memory stick but going to persevere over the next few days to get back into the swing of will just take a bit more effort!

I just wanted to offer my 2 cents on this famed cleanser - I was given it a while ago (sadly my bank balance doesn't quite stretch to £50 cleansers) and after seeing a few reviews raving about it I decided to crack on and see how it worked for me. I've now finished the tub and this is my verdict...

I've always had pretty 'normal' skin and have only had to worry about the odd spot here and there - I've always claimed it's to make up for the fact I was born with red hair :) However since working in an office I've been struggling more with spots as well as dull, tight skin - air con and heating are not good. So I was on the lookout for something that would bring back my nice bright clear skin and was hoping Eve Lom cleanser would do just that.

At first the routine was a lot to take in and I was a little apprehensive about the facial massage described on the leaflet - thankfully this was only supposed to be done about once a week - not daily as I had feared. I decided to only use it in the morning as that is when I like to take time to look after my skin - at night I just remove my make up with a wipe and collapse into bed.

Once I got the knack of the routine - apply, steam with the muslin cloth 3 times and remove - it became part of my daily routine and didn't seem like such a chore. My skin started to look much smoother and even but I was still suffering from the odd spot - not good, but I hoped after a while they would start to disappear. Did they? No. Even when I avoided moisturiser (as recommended on the pot) I wasn't rewarded with clear skin and it didn't feel good.

I've since read that apparently you're only supposed to use it once a week if you suffer from spots but I didn't see this anywhere on the packaging and if I were to pay £50 for this I'd want to use it more often and get my money's worth.

All in all, I wouldn't be able to part with my own cash for this, especially as since I've gone back to my old routine (Philosophy Purity cleanser and Neutrogena Visibly Clear toner) my skin has started to really improve.

I think for someone with totally normal or dry skin this would be a dream and they would see a real change and improvement in the texture of their skin. I can't deny I had a real glow - but if I'm having to slather on the concealer to hide my spots - what's the point?

I do however love the concept of using the muslin cloth and am tempted to try Liz Earle - any other recommendations?

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Maxi Love

£54.99, River Island

£130, French Connection

£49, Miss Selfridge

£45, Topshop

£70, Oasis

£85, Warehouse

£49, Miss Selfridge

£90, French Connection

£50, Oasis

£18, New Look

£18, Topshop

£24.99, River Island

Saturday, 10 April 2010

A Little Apology...

Just a note to say sorry for the lack of posts recently - I've had lots planned but unfortunately these have been scuppered due to a lack of memory card for my camera...which is currently jammed in my boyfriends computer, gutted!

Hopefully though things will be back to normal soon, so for the meantime, here is a quick update of what is going on with me at the moment :)

I've recently been busy researching holiday clothes and bikinis as my parents have sprung a lovely surprise holiday on me and my two brothers - the first family holiday we've had in about ten years! I've picked up some lovely pieces so far, so hopefully a post will be coming up soon :)

Whilst on the subject on holiday clothes I'm in need of advice...swimwear advice! I've been looking everywhere for a great bikini/swimsuit that will flatter my pear shaped figure rather than make me look (or at least feel) like a beached whale. It seems most places don't realise that girls with hips need something too! So if you have any advice on where to get something nice please please please let me know and I will be forever grateful!

So I've been a little preoccupied with holiday thoughts but I've managed to squeeze a few other things in too. I gave blood for the first time last week and I'm so glad I did it - hopefully I can make a difference :) If you haven't given blood before, please do - it's not nearly as scary as you'd think - promise!

I've also been baking up a storm, making sugar cookies and cupcakes, hopefully I'll make some good enough to post on here - I long to be a domestic day!

I'm also just about adjusted to normality after the long Easter weekend which I spent eating too much, drinking too much and catching up with all of my friends...perfect. And now the sunny weather we've had this week has put me well and truly in the mood for picnics, pimms, walks in the park and lazy evenings. Too bad it's set to rain next week eh?

Oh and I almost forgot, I bought Bestival tickets the other week which I am really excited about - the theme is fantasy so I'm going to have to get my thinking cap on and decide what to dress up fun!

Anyway, I've probably rambled on long enough, but please let me know if there's anything you'd like me to cover over the next few weeks and I will do my best to please you!

Hope all is well with you and we shall we back to normality soon :)

(all images via google)