31/08/2013

The Body Shop Vineyard Peach buys

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I recently posted about the amazing Honeymania range from The Body Shop coming up on 18th September, but in the meanwhile, you can get another gem - Vineyard Peach range. Just be quick, because it is limited edition and you may only have a few days left! Peaches are one of my favourite fruits, I love the taste and smell of it and I am also the one who eats up all the jars of peach jam my mum makes. So I knew I had to get something. In the end I've picked up Shower Gel and Body Butter, but you can also get standard TBS offerings: Body Scrub, Body Lotion and Lip Gloss (which I am very tempted to buy!).

Vineyard Peach Shower Gel £4
It smells amazing. Think about the ripe peaches on a hot summer day and you eat them in the garden when you're sunbathing. I've bought two bottles and I am very happy to have some summer-reminiscing on gloom winter mornings to get me into a better mood for the day. 

Vineyard Peach Body Butter £13
The famous body butter formula and one of my favourite scents in one? It has to be a winning combination! My husband commented on how fruity and fresh I smell and it may be a first body butter I actually finish! The only downside is that it doesn't absorb as easily as I'd like, but I have the same problem with other TBS body butters.

As always, look out for the offers - The Body Shop often gives discount codes and I paid much less for the products. This weekend (code: COLOUR) is 50% off when you buy 8 products and 40% off when you buy 6 products.

30/08/2013

Less than £3 watch from eBay


I'm always on a hunt for a good bargain, so when Fee posted about super-cheap watch I decided to check it out! For mere £2.58 (and free postage) and array of colours, you can get a really cool silicone/jelly watch! I really love the design, the gold details and the fact that it is not digital. This one here is in Beige shade - reminding me of vanilla ice-cream, but I also have mint one (typical of me!) which I left in Poland. I think it's a great accessory, it's rather sturdy and doesn't get dirty as easily as I thought. Perfect pick-me-up buy!

29/08/2013

WHAT I WORE TODAY: grey tulle dress


dress - Topshop, shoes - Primark, 
name necklace - gift, headband - Crown & Glory 

How perfect is this dress?!?! I can never get tire of tulle and if it is floaty and resembling famous Carrie Bradshaw outfit, I'm gonna end up buying it! Despite owning an array of tulle skirts, a dress in a beautiful neutral shade of grey was missing, so I didn't think twice when Hayley told me about it. It truly is a love from first sight, so I decided just to add my trusty pink diamanté heels, adorable Crown & Glory headband and signature name necklace as another nod to Carrie, whose love of heels and flowers rub onto me. If you want to snap the dress, be fast. I know that there are also black and pale pink options available, but the latter is very see-through!

28/08/2013

My favourite Bumble & Bumble products

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Bumble & Bumble is an American brand established in New York in 1977. I think it is most known from their Surf Spray, which has a cult following of loyal users with distinctive beachy-waves hair since it was launched in 2001. I am always on a look out for new haircare products, so I was eager to see what Bumble & Bumble has to offer. Plus, you can spot Bumble & Bumble products in Carrie Bradshaw's and Sarah Jessica Parker's bathroom!

Bb. Gentle Shampoo
this shampoo is perfect for a dry, coloured or overstyled hair. I have been using some styling tools lately and with the dry summer weather I've noticed that my hair lacked the moisture. I think using shampoo-conditioner duo whipped my hair into shape as it became softer. The shampoo is extremely gentle, smells nice and I cannot complain. Also, I've read that it is a family favourite at supermodel Christie Brinkley's home.

Bb. Super Rich Conditioner
works wonderfully with the Gentle Shampoo and gives extra moisture to the tired hair. Apparently if your hair tangles easily, this is conditioner for you. Scent is very delicate and I feel refreshed when using it. 

Bb. Thickening Hairspray
I think this is my favourite product from the range. I always want my hair to aim high, but it remains flat for most of the time. This is one of the miracle workers which helps my hair to achieve more volume. Don't be fooled by the 'hairspray' tag, it's more like a leave-in conditioner and even though I am not fan of its scent, I keep using it, because I can definitely see the results. I apply it on damp hair by spritzing it evenly on sections of hair and style as I want. It honestly gave my hair volume, so it looked thick and full of body. I think this month's Elle magazine has a free sample, so buy it quick!

Bumble SOUTH Surf Spray
is a winner of many industry and beauty awards and promises to give "sexy, salty, sun-dried, windswept styles - whenever, wherever". The beauty of this product is that it can be used on damp or dry hair and styled by hands or diffuser, so you can achieve gorgeous textured and a salty, wind styled feel anywhere. When I used it, I did get some delicate waves, but it was nothing compared to Thickening Hairspray, so I guess I'll stick to that. I think those with short and fine hair will find Surf Spray ideal, sadly it's not for me.

27/08/2013

Revlon Lip Butter Invite Only

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Revlon Lip Butter Invite Only Revlon, beauty, make up, minted, lip gloss, uk fashion beauty blogger
Revlon Lip Butter Invite Only Revlon, beauty, make up, minted, lip gloss, uk fashion beauty blogger

It is not a secret that I love mint colour! Even my dress for the civil wedding ceremony was in mint, so that's not a surprise that anything with this shade has my approval - whether it is ice-cream, beauty product or a pair of heels. That's why I couldn't resist one of the new additions to Revlon Lip Butter family - Invite Only. A gorgeous mint colour which gives very sheer and delicate shimmer on the lips. Think of the Topshop Unicorn nail polish, but on the lips. I am extremely happy to have it, it makes so cheerful every time I apply it that I think it's the proof that sometimes you need very little to feel a lot better.

26/08/2013

WHAT I WORE TODAY: boyfriend t-shirt and Nike Air Max


t-shirt - Primark, jeans - Dorothy Perkins, shoes - Nike,
necklace - ASOS, ring - eBay

 
There's something about the boyfriend t-shirts which I find really comfortable and trendy. When I saw this cute leopard print design few months ago in Primark I knew it had to be mine - especially since it costed a mere £4. For a catwalk training session for #CATWALK4CHANGE I decided to team it up with my trusty Dorothy Perkins jeans and new Nike Air Max shoes. Of course I changed into heels when training and all I can say is that I never thought that walking on the catwalk requires so much focus! I'm getting more and more nervous and I hope I'll avoid Carrie moment.

25/08/2013

My Nike Air Max shoes

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First released in 1987 and frequently updated models Nike Air Max shoes became a true fashion statement over the recent months. Whether it is Andy from Style Scrapbook or teenage girls on Oxford Street, it seems this classic pair has become a fashion statement on its own. I also couldn't resist and bought this original Nike Air Max 90 model. I was still savvy though and bought them from the kids section (perk of having size 3 feet!). They are extremely comfortable to wear, I feel like bouncing and the beautiful grey-mint-black shades will match all of my clothes. Stay tuned for them debuting on tomorrow's outfit post!

24/08/2013

The Body Shop Honeymania range

On Thursday I entered beehive for the launch of the brand new The Body Shop range - Honeymania. As the name suggests, it's all about honey and bees and I can guarantee you that you'll be buzzing with excitement when the range hits the stores on 18th September!

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The honey in the Honeymania range is sourced from the remote Sheka rainforest in the Ethiopian Highlands, a biodiversity hotspot that’s protected by UNESCO. This rich, wild-harvested floral honey is good for your skin and good for the environment. Few more facts from The Body Shop:

- Sheka honey has a very distinctive taste and smell because of the fragrant rainforest flowers that the bees collect the nectar from. Its light floral aroma makes it distinct from any other honey.
- The African honey bees that produce our honey are free to roam the rainforest. Every day, the bees communicate through ‘dancing’ to direct each other to the tastiest flowers.
- The honey selected for use in our products is of the highest quality - in fact it’s good enough to eat! - Highly skilled Beza Mar beekeepers practise ‘barefoot beekeeping’ or ‘bee whispering’: they work in harmony with the bees’ natural cycles using traditional techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. These methods support the sustainable use of the Sheka rainforest and also mean we can be assured of first-class honey for use in our products.
- To gather enough honey to make one of every product in Honeymania collection, it takes almost 100 bees travelling over 2,100 km so they can harvest the nectar from nearly 50,000 flowers! Plus,the bees don’t miss the honey is used. A strong bee colony can produce two to three times more honey than bees need, so we can take a little advantage.

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In addition of using the purest and best products, The Body Shop is actively supporting the people behind the bees and honey. Whole families have opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their children. Since The Body Shop started working with them, some families were able to change the roof from the grass one to a metal one or buy a horse - the only method of transport available in this remote place. It was actually quite emotional to listen the stories from a person who visited the village and saw first-hand how the people's lives has changed. The whole promo video has genuine beekeepers and their families in it!


The range* consists of some amazing products and even those who don't particularly find the smell of honey appealing, will find something like the body butter, which is full of the wild-flowers scents. The best thing is that you can have a bath, touch up your lips on the tube, spritz yourself before a date with awareness that you help the community and people!

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Honeymania Lip Balm (£4 RRP)
Classic lip balm with a honey twist leaves lips soft and supple.

Honeymania Eau de Toilette (£8.50 RRP)
Smells sweet and the scent lingers on a body for such a long time!

Honeymania Bubble Bath Melt (£8.00 RRP)
I expect this to be a huge sell-out. Think about adding melted honey into your bath - in terms of consistency and scent!

Honeymania Soap (£2.00 RRP)
Honeycomb-shaped soap with a bee stamp will be a cute and nice addition to anyone's bathroom.

Honeymania Body Butter (£13.00 RRP)
This is one product which doesn't smell like honey - it smells like the wild-flowers, which bees use to gather the nectar. Surprisingly refreshing.

Honeymania Shower Gel (£4.00 RRP)
I love TBS shower gels and can't wait to use it on the cold and wet winter mornings.

Honeymania Cream Body Scrub (£12.50 RRP)
Packed with honey and wild-flowers this scrub literally melts into your skin leaving it soft and nourished.

23/08/2013

NAILS: Topshop unicorn

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If you take a peek in my nail polish drawer you'll instantly see lots and lots of pink glittery nail polishes. It's like addiction - different size, different shade - I need to have it! My collection grew yesterday when I spotted this adorable Topshop pink shade called Unicorn. I am admitting that I've picked this nail polish up purely because of the name - I love unicorns (check them debuting in two of my outfit posts: t-shirt and jeans)!

I decided to paint my nails with Essie Fiji to give a beautiful yet understated base and make the Unicorn shimmer in the light. I also can't wait to put it on my beloved mint and lilac shades!

22/08/2013

WHAT I WORE TODAY: neon pink statement necklace


dress* - New Look, shoes - Primark,  
necklace - New Look, ring - River Island, bag - New Look 
 
I'm showing one of the new bags I've bought recently. This is by far the biggest I've bought, the rest are clutch bags into which I am constantly drawn and almost never use, because I tend to travel like a nomad and take lots of necessary stuff with me. So this one will be perfect for any adventures I may have. The outfit is rather plain and in a toned-down colours, so I decided to put a neon pink stamp on it with my fabulous New Look statement necklace. I got so many compliments on it, I know it was a great choice picking it!