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July Wishlist

6/23/2016


Here as some pieces I put together that I am currently loving from Asos. I will put the links to the items after the end of each category. Have fun browsing the products!


BAGS, ACCESSORIES + SHOES


Grey Croc Embossed Suede Tote Bag - http://tidd.ly/a448be5f 
Quay Australia Muse Pink Mirrored Oversized Aviator Sunglasses - http://tidd.ly/c10351b8
Los Angeles Pointed Cage Ballet Flats - http://tidd.ly/aa231949
New Look Rose Gold Watch - http://tidd.ly/d8f3788e
Ted Baker Nude Strap Heels -http://tidd.ly/37d59d5e
Rose Gold Arm Cuff - http://tidd.ly/ae46f951
Public Desire Blake Tie Up Heeled Shoes - http://tidd.ly/2ed7f65f
 Quay Australia x Desi On The Low Sunglasses - http://tidd.ly/61bb4676
Talent Tie Leg Wedge - http://tidd.ly/7c37c204


HOMEWEAR/DECOR


Paddy wax Apothecary Candle in Verbena and Eucalyptus - http://tidd.ly/3d511bbe
Temerity Jones Kasbah Copper String Lights - http://tidd.ly/4823b8b3
Believe in Yourself You are Amazing Print - http://tidd.ly/d42f5b53
Sass Belle Arrows Jewellery Holder - http://tidd.ly/20330c0e
Capri Blue Gilded Muse Candle - http://tidd.ly/fb0399d7
Sass Belle Retro Arrow Print Sign - http://tidd.ly/ae446ce2
I am Very Busy Agenda Notepad - http://tidd.ly/bfd7d4fb
Temerity Jones Gold Star Candle Holder- http://tidd.ly/ae6ff9b2
New Look Pop Insta Pin - http://tidd.ly/dce8c799


BEAUTY


Benefit High Brow - http://tidd.ly/5e2da4d4
NYX Pro Lip Cream Palette - http://tidd.ly/9ef56018
Eyelure Enchanted Lashes - http://tidd.ly/b12ef71f
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette -http://tidd.ly/cfe8df20
James Read Sleep Mask Body Tan - http://tidd.ly/b911ee8
Sister & Co Coconut Oil - http://tidd.ly/314243db 
Ren Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil -http://tidd.ly/d3044c76
Illamasqua Beyond Highlight and Illuminator -http://tidd.ly/1aed2aab
Nude by nature touch of glow highlight - http://tidd.ly/47fb5e96


CLOTHING


New Look Sleeveless Belted Blazer -http://tidd.ly/14c899e0
Boohoo Satin Bomber - http://tidd.ly/fc81f73b
Wrap Front Jersey Jumpsuit - http://tidd.ly/fbbc4d3f
Missguided Lace Kimono Sleve Playsuit - http://tidd.ly/b933faf6
Asos Embroidered Beach Short Co-ord -http://tidd.ly/c3aeb303
Gestuz Bardot Blouse - http://tidd.ly/630b5828
River Island Stripe Shirt - http://tidd.ly/4a9b9ea2
Asos Lounge Off Shoulder Raw Edge Sweat - http://tidd.ly/c20c4c16
Asos Scallop Hem Jersey Shorts - http://tidd.ly/4f24853f


SWIMWEAR/BEACHWEAR


Lattice Strap Plunge Crop Bikini Top - http://tidd.ly/9585f55b
Diamond Textured Wrap Neck Swimsuit - http://tidd.ly/f79b44c9
Tie Shoulder Swing Maxi Beach Dress - http://tidd.ly/6efec871
Deep Plunge Oversize Tie Playsuit - http://tidd.ly/32d0fb90
Mix and Match Mono Snake Print Top - http://tidd.ly/c59e8f52
Boohoo Daisy Lazer Cut Plunge Swimsuit - http://tidd.ly/844f5042
Wrap Front Chiffon Maxi Kaftan - http://tidd.ly/a324c3e
Mesh Panel Cupped Swimsuit - http://tidd.ly/2f4ec1e1
Bikini Lab Beaded Detail Triangle Bikini - http://tidd.ly/71408dad


Hope you found something you like! 

Perfect Your Tan

6/17/2016


Mastering that perfect self tan can be an absolute master piece once you've cracked it. We all have those problem areas that we can't seem to hack to get that perfect bronze colour we all crave. So I've decided to share some tips with you that I feel really work for me, and might answer some of your questions when it comes to your fake tanning routine. 

HANDS, ANKLES AND BACKS
Ensuring your hands and ankles are thoroughly moisturised as these are definitely drier areas. I always find it helps just using the residue on the mitt to tan your hands and ankles rather than a whole pump of tan. You need to lightly sweep over these areas to create a natural, non blotchy tan. As for your back, one tip that I have learnt from other bloggers is to just turn the mitt around on your hand and you'll be able to reach a larger area of your back that way. If you are using a spray tan, try and buy one that has a 360 degree spray, these make it a a lot easier to reach those difficult areas. 

HOW MANY PUMPS OF TAN DO I NEED?
On average, I find that 3 pumps per arm is the ideal coverage. 6 pumps per leg will cover nice and evenly and 5 for your torso and back and then repeat to your desired colour. For the face I tend to mix half a pump of tan with moisturiser, also spread the tan lengthways. I know it's tempting to rub it in, in a circular motion, but gliding the mitt lengthways down your body will give you a streak free tan. 

AVOIDING DRYING OUT YOUR SKIN WITH FAKE TAN
To avoid drying out your skin I tend to use an oil base moisturiser. I either mix this in with the tan when applying, or apply before I tan. That way your body will be super hydrated and the tan will sink into the oil giving you a nice, hydrated glow. 


WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOUSSE, LOTION, SPRAY AND OIL TANS?
When reading about loads of different types of tans and different brands that offer all 4 of these options. It all depends on what type of look you are wanting to achieve. The spray is the closest to what you are going to get when having a professional spray tan, if done properly. The sprays tend to give the lightest colour out of them depending on how much you build up the spray, these products tend to last the shortest amount of time. A mousse is a quick drying tan and easy to apply as it soaks into the skin easily and develops the quickest leaving you streak free. A lotion tends to give you a rich, deep colour with intense hydration throughout the day, the lotions can fade blotchy so you have to be careful how much you put on and wash it off properly so you get a long lasting tan. 

HQ Hair Beauty Haul - L'OREAL, EX1, GLAMGLOW & MORE!

6/15/2016

Hey guys. So I have been lucky enough to have been sent some of these products by some amazing brands by the wonderful people at HQ Hair. Beauty Hauls are one of my most favourite blog posts to read so I decided to put one together. If you are interested in any of these products I will make sure to leave a link to the product for your to purchase. 


L'OREAL VITAMINO COLOUR A-OX SHAMPOO & JELLY MASQUE


I was so happy when I saw I got sent these products from L'oreal. I have been dying my hair for years now and it does have moments when i'm not using the correct shampoo where it feels dried out from the roots. After using this shampoo my hair has honestly been bought back to life. The colour seems a lot brighter and it's a lot softer to touch, I feel like I don't need to worry about what my hair looks like throughout the day as it sits perfectly feeling really fresh. Both of these products are a treatment for your hair and don't wash out any dye in your hair. I will definitely be repurchasing this as I've noticed such a big difference in my hair! 



EX1 BLUSHER (NATURAL FLUSH)

The colour of this blusher is stunning, it's a lovely nude pink that sits naturally leaving you with a delicate flush to your cheeks. These blushers glide on so easily over the top of your foundation without clogging up your pores. This shade matches with every make up look as it's so natural and leaves a glowing, radiant look to your complexion. There are 4 other shades of blushes available on the HQ Hair website. 



GLAMGLOW POWERMUD DUAL CLEANSE MASK

After collaborating with Glamglow in the past I was super excited to see this in my package. I had not tried this mask before and considering the amazing results from there other masks I was looking forward to trying this one. This mud treatment is a deep cleaning mask with a creamy texture to feel smooth on the skin. It is designed to give you a radiant glow everyday and leave your skin free from dirt and excess oils. I have only tried this once but it did leave my skin feeling very bright and awake ready for the day. 



XEN TAN


The Xen-Tan range is one that I have been waiting to try for ages. It is on the higher end of tan prices but you can see why by how amazing the tan turns out. The Xen-Tan is an instant self tan that leaves you with a sun-kissed glow. I wouldn't be fooled by the colour 'ultra dark' either as it still leaves you with a natural deep colour that fades without any patchiness. This tan is enriched with moroccan oil which keeps the skin hydrated and smooth. This tan lasts up to 5 days in-between showers and when fading it never turns orange as this tan has a olive undertone making sure it looks 100% natural on the skin. 



FIRST AID BEAUTY FACIAL RADIANCE PADS

This is the first time I have heard of this brand and I am definitely looking into more of the range as these pads were very impressive. I have used them day and night, wiping them gently across my face and neck to remove any excess make up, reduce my pores, and improve the brightness and radiance of my everyday skin. My skin feels so hydrated when I wake up and it helps my make up glide on so easy. They are worth every penny for that bright glow.



HIGH DEFINITIONS FOUNDATION SPONGE


High Definitions have bought out a foundation sponge,  the dimensions of this sponge allow for a really easy application, especially for a defined contour. I have never used another brand of beauty blender but this one is easily compared to the others. It is very bouncy and doesn't soak in much of the product and the foundation washes out very easy from the sponge. My trick is to use washing up liquid! 


I hope you have enjoyed my little haul from www.hqhair.com. I hope that you have found something that you want to give a go! 




Caudalie Paris Vinosource Collection

6/07/2016



This luxury french skincare brand have bought out a new gorgeous collection named the Vinosource range inspired by the grape. Their new collection focuses on hydrating the skin and uses pure grape juice to do so. The Vinosource range at Caudalie promises to seduce and embrace a beauty regime that stimulates the freshness of your skin whilst keeping the products and ingredients simple.




It all starts by the grapes being freshly picked on the very first day of harvest. The grapes picked are primarily organic Merlot and Muscat grapes, these are known for their richness due to the sunshine in the Gard and Herald regions. These grapes are 100% organic and are farmed in the best conditions, no chemical pesticide are used.




Grape water contains grape anti-oxidant Polyphenols and polysaccharides as well as minerals that contribute to maintaining the correct function of the skin, keeping the skin soothed and moisturised. Grape water penetrates easily into the skin to saturate the skin cells with water. They say the skin is +127% more hydrated. Caudal organic grape water soothe the skin and reduces feelings of irritation by 61% and there is also evidence of a huge reduction in problem skin and redness when the grape water products were used in research.


MOISTURSING SORBET


The moisturising sorbet hints notes of mandarin blossom, lemon tree leaf, cucumber water and fresh mint, these fragrances are not only refreshing but instantly refreshing. 98% of the ingredients are from a natural origin. Obviously it's main active ingredient is the organic grape water aiming to reduce redness by 77% and sooth the skin by 90%. I have been using this moisturiser day and night before applying my primer and before going to bed and its texture is so nourishing with a gel feel to the cream once this moisturiser touches the skin it turns into a patch of water that glides across the skin. This moisturiser instantly, visibly reduces the oily sensation on the skin. 


MOISTURISING MATTIFYING FLUID  & MOISTURE RECOVERY CREAM


Now, the Vinosource range have come out with these two unique products, two types of products I have never used before, or regularly come across in other brands. The first product i'm going to mention is the Moisturising Mattifying Fluid. This is a lightweight fluid with a blotting effect that reduces any excess oils in the skin whilst balancing the skins moisture levels. I have combination skin and I placed this on the areas that I feel get oily throughout the day and it definitely made those areas  very matte and velvety.

The second product in this picture that deserves the biggest mention of all, one of my favourite products in the range and thats the Moisture Recovery Cream. This cream is one of the thickest textures i've ever come across in a cream. It is so smooth and provides dry skin with plant lipid nutrients it needs to stay nourished and comfortable refre
shed all day. When putting this on my skin it instantly just dissolves making my skin feel plump and full of life. It has honestly cured my dry areas.

Moisturising Mattifying Fluid - http://tidd.ly/5538967b
Moisture Recovery Cream - http://tidd.ly/a8b0147a



SOS THURST QUENCHING SERUM



The S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum has been something that I have put on my skin day and night before the Moisturising sorbet to give me that ultimate illuminating glow on the skin. This is a lightweight oil-free serum that has a very soft, watery texture leaving the skin refreshed and like brand new. It has a fast absorbing formula so you can get on and apply make up straight away or go to bed comfortable without your face feeling wet. It is such a gentle serum that glides on the skin, leaving you looking radiant all day.

http://tidd.ly/6cfa4860


DETOX CLAY MASK



This product is not part of the Vinosource range but it is a product that has won many awards and is one of the most impressive face masks I have used. This Instant Detox Mask purifies stressed skin, and it teams all forms of dryness, and cleans deep down to get at the pores and depths of the skin. It's 99.3% natural clay and draws out all the impurities and toxins left deep down in the skin's bed. Once you put this mask on it tightens straight away and you can really feel it working to clean out all the dirt and excess oils. This mask is fragrances with soothing botanicals combining Lavender, Parsley and Chamomile. You only need to leave this mask on for 5-10 minutes to let it do its magic, rinse with warm water and you are left with radiant, firm skin.

http://tidd.ly/171fcac1

These products are now made there way in to my daily skincare routine as they are just beautiful. I hope you have found something you want to try!