18/07/2015

Dove Invisible Dry ‘little colourful dress’ challenge Part 2


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Dove, dresses, heel, shoes, Topshop, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT,
Dove, dresses, heel, shoes, Topshop, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT,
Dove, dresses, heel, shoes, Topshop, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT,
Dove, dresses, heel, shoes, Topshop, WHAT I WORE TODAY, WIWT,

At the beginning of the week I first wrote about Dove Invisible Dry ‘little colourful dress’ challenge which promotes choosing more colourful outfits to get your more cheerful, confident and happy whilst still being protected from any sweat patches or white marks - you can read about it here.

This time I am sharing with you another colourful dress from Topshop paired with the cutest Carrie Bradshaw-inspired heels from Office - I just can't get over how cute they are! This dress option is a little bit safer for those who do not like to play with colour and prefer to stay on the safer, muted side, but still inject a little bit of cheerful hues into their attire. The mixture of orange and blue stripes works so well together and I love the cut of this dress too! I feel amazing in it and it's simply makes me happy and energised. Dove Invisible Dry deodorant also keeps me safe from white marksand sweat patches.

As promised, I have few more tips from Dove experts:
"Confidence is the key with colour, step out of your comfort zone when out shopping and try on as many different colours as you can. Think of it as a fun mission and take into the changing room as many bright items as you can find on the shop floor. Tell yourself you are only trying them on, that will take away expectation of trying to find that perfect ‘something’ and also help you to feel in control with your shopping.  You will know instinctively which hues work on you and which don’t. You will notice when wearing colour how it instantly evens out skin tone, enhances your features and lifts your mood.
- Alex Longmore, fashion stylist 

"Yellow is a bright and vibrant colour which can make you feel happy and cheerful. A yellow notebook/journal helps with focusing on a goal, retaining information or decision-making. 

Red is a bold colour that motivates and inspires you to take action. Red is great to place on a vision board if you need energy to tackle your goals. Red can also be used if you need a confidence boost.

Orange is an energetic colour which is useful when maintaining a positive outlook on life. Orange helps with social communication so bring your orange clipboard if you need enthusiasm when presenting an idea to others."
- Natalie Thomas, confidence coach
 
The Dove Invisible Dry range includes:
· Dove Invisible Dry 48hr Compressed 75ml £2.79 RRP
· Dove Invisible Dry 48hr Compressed 125ml £3.79 RRP
· Dove Invisible Dry Roll-On 50ml £2.39 RRP

13/07/2015

Dove Invisible Dry ‘little colourful dress’ challenge Part 1


To celebrate Dove Invisible Dry deodorant, which leaves no white marks on over 100 colours, Dove is on a mission to get women more colour confident – specifically by embracing the ‘LCD’, or ‘little colourful dress’ code – which means you can be colourful, stylish and still look good and feel confident whatever the occasion or time of day! I personally love wearing colourful clothes – especially in the summer! I love monochrome stripes and classic black dresses and cigarette trousers to emulate Parisian chic, but whenever I’m injecting some colour injection into my everyday attire I instantly feel more cheerful and happy. 

I’ve chosen this electric blue dress from Topshop for my recent date night aka dinner and the movie and it was both stylish and kept me cool in the recent heatwave. Thanks to Dove Invisible Dry deodorant I also didn’t have to worry about any white marks or dreaded sweat patches – not attractive to say the least! I personally love this shade of blue, it’s so flattering and gives me instant mood and confidence boost.

If you are a little nervous about embracing colourful hues, here are some tips from Dove experts to help you make this first step and get you out of the comfort zone:

“For those of you that are seriously nervous about dressing colourfully, then I suggest starting your colourful change slowly and first investing with an accessory such as a bright handbag, pair of shoes or a scarf. This is a great way to inject colour into your wardrobe, plus it’s fun for summer and colour always get compliments. A little colour goes a long way so it will instantly brighten your outfit and you will feel the colourful benefits without a complete wardrobe overhaul. 

Colour can be more empowering to wear than dark tones. We often think of black as a ‘forgiving colour’ and that it ‘hides a multitude of sins’ but this couldn’t be further from the truth. It can make us look drained, can dull our complexion and certainly isn't feminine or good for our confidence. Colour is great for all occasions be it a special event or something eye-catching for your work wardrobe and nothing beats a little colourful dress to make a statement of confidence; overall we give a much better impression to others when we embrace colour.“  
- Alex Longmore, fashion stylist

“Purple is a creative colour which is good for inspiration. Purple helps to get your creative juices flowing so the next time you are brainstorming be sure to use a purple pen.

Pink is a soothing colour which evokes calm feelings and is also great for stress relief. Pink can be used for reassurance and to rebalance emotional distress order pink flowers for the office when you have several deadlines.”
 
- Natalie Thomas, confidence coach

Stay tuned for another set of tips and my other colourful outfit – coming up next week!

The Dove Invisible Dry range includes:
· Dove Invisible Dry 48hr Compressed 75ml £2.79 RRP
· Dove Invisible Dry 48hr Compressed 125ml £3.79 RRP
· Dove Invisible Dry Roll-On 50ml £2.39 RRP

05/06/2015

Caudalíe Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and Radiance Tinted Moisturizer

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I loved Caudalíe for years, this is a truly amazing skincare brand which always delivers (and doesn't test on animals which is a huge bonus!). Their newest addition to the Vinoperfect range and much acclaimed Vinoperfect Radiance Serum* is Radiance Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum*.

Caudalíe Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and Radiance Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum, beauty, Caudalíe, foundation, review, skincare,

This Vinoperfect Radiance Serum is Caudalíe's N°1 anti-dark spot product and has been a cult product for skincare aficionados for many years. This serum has a lightweight milky texture and does a great job at correcting and preventing dark spots, evening out the skin tone and boosting radiance. The high concentration of natural ingredients makes it perfect to counter sunspots, acne marks, scars, and damage, for a brighter, more beautiful complexion. I have only few acne scars, but when using it for a month or so I definitely saw them being reduced and my skin looking more radiant and healthy. Also, because it is so light, it's perfect for summer and this time of the year although it takes 5-10 minutes to sink in properly.

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Caudalíe Radiance Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum is an oil-free and hydrating tinted moisturiser which has in-built SPF20 - a massive bonus for the summer! It is described as an "all in one skincare treatment and complexion enhancer" thanks to its pigments which blend with the skin to cover imperfections, redness, blemishes and dark spots. I am a fan of a lighter makeup base in the spring and summer (who isn't?!), so this checks all of my boxes. The only downside is that it currently comes in only two shades - light and medium - so sadly won't be for everyone. I get away with the light shade and mix it with a little bit (a drop or two) of medium when I'm having my fake tan on. I really hope Caudalíe will expand on these, because they are really amazing!

What is your favourite Caudalíe product?

03/06/2015

LUSH Comforter Shower Creme

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Without a doubt, LUSH The Comforter (review) is in my Top 3 LUSH products and No. 1 LUSH scent. This bubble bar has a sweet mixture of blackcurrant, dash of citrus bergamot oil and a sprinkle of cypress oil to calm and tone - it's simply perfection! Because we don't have bath tub in our flat, getting soaked in The Comforter was a rare and much anticipated luxury for me. Alas, no more! In the recently opened new Oxford Circus flagship store, among 214 exclusive new products is one which made my heart flutter - Comforter Shower Creme! Filled with the same gorgeous scent as its bubble bar counterpart and some added sparkle to shine it is my ultimate shower companion from now on. I simply love it and I truly hope LUSH will continue with its production forever!

01/06/2015

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Haircare range

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Haircare range, Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo, Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner for normal, dry or damaged and oily hair, Liz Earle Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil, beauty, hair, Liz Earle, review,

You might have noticed that Liz Earle haircare range went off the radar in the last year. That's because one of the powerful and natural ingredients Yangu Oil that was one of the main components of Liz Earle Botanical Shine Hair Conditioners and Hair Oil is no longer able to be sustainably sourced, so after much of exploration, testing and research Liz Earle decided upon Kalahari Melon Oil, which gives the same, if not better, high level performance in the Botanical Shine Haircare*. This just shows how much Liz Earle is committed to be a natural and ethical brand that it is!

The revamped range consists of five naturally active products including Botanical Shine Shampoo, Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil and three Botanical Shine Conditioners. The current star ingredient - Kalahari Melon Oil - comes from fair trade women's cooperatives in Namibia. The oil is rich on linoleic acid and omega-6, leaving the hair perfectly nourished, smooth and with a brilliant shine.

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Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo 
This shampoo is for all hair types, so if you are not really sure about it, you can split the cost with your girlfriend or boyfriend. It was dubbed 'Cleanse & Polish for hair' and has nourishing shea butter, natural source vitamin E and gentle naturally derived botanical cleansers to leave hair smooth, clean and soft. I love its botanical scent and how it deeply cleans my hair and scalp. (RRP £10)

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner for normal, dry or damaged and oily hair
This trio of hair conditioners is formulated for everyone's needs. Whether you have normal hair and want to keep it in tip-top condition hydrated and glossy; dry or damaged hair to give extra boost of nourishment and smoothness or oily, dull or lifeless hair and you want to leave it shiny, volumised and full of life - this is something you need to incorporate into your haircare routine! I am using conditioners for normal and dry hair and they're feeling wonderful on my hair and definitely eliminated some of the frizz I've struggled with! (RRP £10 each)

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil
A final step in the haircare regime is this amazing blend of botanicals. It's a sublime hair treatment which feels luxurious and lightweight. I simply apply it to my damp hair and it instantly conditions, protects against heat damage and infuses hair with a luminous natural shine. I simply love it! (RRP £17.25)

Have you tried Liz Earle Botanical Shine Haircare range?

P.S. Don't forget about my  Liz Earle limited edition Cleanse & Polish GIVEAWAY

31/05/2015

My iPhone 6 case

Iconemesis Cat Sims Feathers iPhone 6 Case
Iconemesis Cat Sims Feathers iPhone 6 Case

I recently was contacted by Iconemesis to review one of their iPhone covers. They have very cute designs, including Fifi Lapin drawings, so definitely check them out! Unfortunately the case I really wanted (leopard print - duh!) was not available for iPhone 6, so after having a little cry on the side I've settled on this Cat Sims Feathers iPhone 6 Case*. I think it has a beautiful intricate drawing of feathers, very peaceful and simple, especially if you're not looking for overly flashy phone cover. However, the finish is smooth matt/rubberized plastic and can be quite slippery, so it's definitely something I had to get used to. 

30/05/2015

The Body Shop Virgin Mojito range

The Body Shop Virgin Mojito range, Virgin Mojito Body Splash
The Body Shop Virgin Mojito range, Virgin Mojito Body Splash

You can count on The Body Shop for bringing the best body care limited edition ranges for summer! Their latest collection is Virgin Mojito - full of zesty smells, lime green shades and some exclusive new products! It is simply essential for any happy hour party or to take on holiday. This invigorating collection of zesty body treats will take you from shower to dancefloor with a cool mint-lime fragrance twist. My favourites are Virgin Mojito Body Splash* - lets you splash on the crisp, refreshing scent of lime and fresh mint after the shower to extend the feeling of freshness all day - and Virgin Mojito Body Sorbet* - a twist on last year's Body Sorbets - which I plan to store in the fridge before whipping it out on a hot summer day! Virgin Mojito Body Scrub* is not too harsh and leaves my skin nourished and hydrated - so it will be a definite summertime must-have. I am also planning to get an uber-cool The Big Shake gift set - with a selection of the products from the range all hidden in a premium metal cocktail shaker, perfect to shake up your own refreshing cocktails!