Monday, 16 July 2012

Kiss me hard before you go.

I finally got a peplum top! Yay! It's from Topshop, there are a few colours going but I had to get this burgundy one. Because I'm rather err... well endowed in the boob department, I get one hell of an hourglass figure with this top ha! It's taking a bit of getting used to, so as of yet it's not been taken on it's first outing out of the house! What do you think? I think it'll look nice with jeans....

My lips are Topshop's "Hazard", a nice red with dark tones running through it. I can't face getting a really bold red lippy just yet!

My day has been spent cleaning and baking, as usual! I turn into a housewife in the summer months, that way I get pocket money for bits and bobs. Going to Liverpool tomorrow to see my counsellor which should be good, haven't seen him in ages! 


Friday, 13 July 2012

Skin saviours

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic (not pictured)
Dove Firming Body Lotion
Body Shop Vanilla Body Lotion
Garnier Intensive 7 Days Lotion

Once a week, I usually find half an hour or so to cover myself in these beauty bits! So I thought I'd tell you what I think about them.

I use Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic twice daily. I like the whole process of it all, it's much better than other cleansers I've used which is basically put it on your face, and wash it off! The muslin cloth really seems to get all your make up off and clean it at the same time! After this I use the toner to hydrate my skin, wiped across my face with a cotton pad. Sadly my toner has nearly ran out, need to repurchase! I'd really recommend getting this combination of Liz Earle products if you have problem skin, it really seems to calm mine down.

Now, on to my lotions. I really struggle getting my legs to retain any moisture, it seems the second I put a moisturiser on, it's sucked up! Boooo. Anyway, I've been using the Garnier Intensive 7 Days Lotion for a while now and can honestly say it really does make my legs feel lovely! You have to put quite a fair bit on, but I usually put it on before I put my trackies/PJs on and just sit around for an hour or so! Or before bed, whatever works for you. 

I've been using the Dove Firming Lotion for the past week, in an attempt to calm down scarring on my hips and thighs, caused by self harming. So, if anyone's struggling with depression like myself (post focusing on it here), hopefully you'll find this next bit useful! The Dove lotion has actually helped in reducing irritation in my scars and also reducing redness, but it does leave a funny texture on the skin after... guess it's the stuff firming your skin up! So after putting this on, and letting it soak in, I usually chuck some Body Shop Lotion on the top. You can use whatever I suppose, I just love the smell of this Vanilla one. The combination of these two products has really helped the appearance of my scars, and has really helped tone my legs up a tiny bit, which is always nice! I'm booked in to get a tattoo over some of my scars on my hips, so I need to get them healed up within 2 months! Hopefully I can manage it!

Whoops, that was a bit of an essay wasn't it? I hope some people found this useful!

What products do you use to keep the skin on your legs nice and soft? 


Thursday, 12 July 2012

My favourite game

Hello lovelies, sorry for not posting alot recently! My skin got attacked by another Garnier product I got drawn to so I looked rubbish! Back to normal now, thanks to the skin saviour that is Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser! Seriously that stuff must have been made by superhumans, it's made my skin look so clear.

Yesterday I went to Manchester with my parents, mainly so my lovely mum could pick herself a new Radley bag. Waaaah so jealous! Of course I'm more of a Mulberry girl myself (aren't we all?) but I'd take any nice bag right now to be honest! I picked up Essie Sand Tropez in Selfridges and couldn't be happier with the colour. I like really neutral colours as they make my hands look better - I think I have stubby fingers! So after seeing it on the nails of Anna, I knew I had to get it! The service was rubbish at Selfridges which I was really shocked at, but I persisted because I really wanted this colour.

Seeee. So plain but pretty :) 

Really looking forward to my last few months of summer, I have lots of little plans! Including a trip to the Monet/Turner/Twombly exhibition at the Tate next weekend, seeing my sister in York at the end of July, then at the end of August we're off to Glasgow for a weekend! Can't wait, we're staying at Malmaison, eeeep!

Has anyone else tried Essie Sand Tropez? Do you like your dull nail colours? ;)


Thursday, 5 July 2012

A/W lustings; the Scandi Girl collection (Topshop)

We're in July, I know. But coming from the UK, we don't get much of a summer. As an aspiring meteorologist I've worked out that we have two "mini summers" - in May, and in late September. So, it's only natural that I start pining after jumpers and scarves during these months where we're just getting rain, thunder, and cloud.

If you've taken a look on the Topshop website recently, you'll have noticed the Scandi Girl collection. It's influenced by Scandinavian culture (I have an odd liking for many Swedish things, so this appeals to me!), and layers upon layers of lovely knits. Paired with gorgeous boots, of course. Here are a few of my favourite pieces which I will be trying my best to save up for!

001. Jumpers

002. Heels

...Ok, I realised as I was happily posting Image URLs around that most of these images are small, and a funny view! Silly topshop website (well, silly lack of knowledge on my part!). Anyway, if you want to see more, go and look at the collection!

I'm already saving up for the black crotchet boots (the bottom ones that I posted), can't wait to get them! They're £78 though, which is ridiculous. But so pretty..

Anyone else already fawning over scarves, gloves and dark colours?!


Monday, 2 July 2012

Where Have You Been?

So, being the bored and extremely poor student that I am - I gave my hair the snip. Do you like the full fringe? It still needs trimming and tweaking a bit more but so far I'm pleased with it. 

I got my first year results back today - I passed my first year of Oceans, Climate and Physical Geography at the University of Liverpool! Really pleased that my mitigating circumstances were only needed in one of my modules, too. Got a high 2:1 in Maths and Physics and GIS! Anyone that knows of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) will hopefully give me a pat on the back for that - the most infuriating thing on the planet for all environmental scientists!

And last on my blogging agenda this evening is books, as usual. I've been sent "The Perks of Being A Wallflower", "Looking For Alaska", "Pigeon English" and "The Art of Fielding". I've recently been trying to read "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern, but for some reason I just can't get into it. I've given it 100 pages, as I give all books, but it feels like a chore to read! So I've moved on to Looking For Alaska. 

If anyone has any book recommendations, send them this way!