River Island trapped me with this simple but perfect black camisole (£14) and colourful cute playsuit (£12 reduced from £25). What could I do but get them?
I was in TK Maxx recently and spotted these two items that I just had to snap up for my upcoming holiday in Malaysia. The perfect pool to bar duo – a kaftan and an oversized clutch!
The Kaftan (£20) is by a brand called Eb & Ive which I think is Australian. Its a beautiful hot pink with tassels all along the edges. Its very loose and cool and looks fab over a swimsuit to head to the bar after a day by the pool!
Next the oversized clutch! I mean how crazy cute is this?? Plus it is massive! This is by the brand Bulaggi and its was £12.99.
I love the two different prints on the front and back and that I would be able to get everything I need in it!
All set for the beach!
I wanted a new pair of sunglasses for the summer and found these in River Island for £13. I love the cat-eye shape and chic black and white animal print edge.
Phase Eight were having a sale and I spotted this beautiful embroidered blouse and knew that I needed it! Its a cotton/linen mix with the most lovely embroidered work on the hem and sleeves.
It was £39 reduced from £79 which although is a great discount I still thought £39 was as much as I would pay for this top however lovely it is!
This month magazines have been full of summer and autumn fashion and beauty. I always think it is so odd that whilst its hot and lovely magazines are already talking about the colder weather! Even so I have managed to find quite a few things that have inspired or tempted me!
I am going to start with some summer beauty inspiration. First is something I am already using and will post on soon – the Facefinity Primer by Maxfactor – its brilliant so had to include it!
Next are two essentials for glowing summer skin. I am especially tempted by the Lancome Star Bronzer – it just looks stunning!
My hair always goes so frizzy in the summer, especially when I go on holiday to places like Malaysia so this looked like a great solution from Aveda.
Next some fashion – I adore this skirt from Asos plus it would work into autumn and winter too!
I thought this skirt from Cos was such a pretty pastel blue and I love the unusual shape.
These shoes from LK Bennett are to die for but sadly the price isn’t !
Lastly some bling! As you know I am obsessed with Monica Vinader and here are some more tempting options to add to my collection!
And finally this necklace is so cute (plus the bag is gorgeous too!).
I spotted an ad on TV about this amazing new product from L’Oreal called Sunkiss Jelly (£4.99). This is basically a leave-in lightening gel. It is meant to gently and gradually lighten your hair using no ammonia or other nasties.
I thought this would be a great way to lighten my ombre ends for the summer so immediately got some. I went for 01 which is for light brown to dark blonde hair (i.e. for the darkest shade of natural hair) 02 and 03 are for lighter hair.
I have been using this for about 10 days (with 3 hair washes in between) and I do feel like it is lightening my hair but very subtly. The great thing is that it smells nice and has a lovely serum like texture so I use it on dry styled hair almost like a styling product. It doesn’t make my hair sticky or greasy, it just smoothes my hair and looks great! I only used this on lightened ends as the rest of my hair is very dark and I assume it wouldn’t really have much of an effect. I have not really bothered using this on wet hair as I prefer to just add it at the end. Heating the product is meant to make it more effective but I am trying to minimise damage so I thought I would just use it after styling.
Overall I have to say I am quite liking this. My hair looks a bit more summery and hasn’t been left damaged by bleaching it. I would definitely recommend this but only if your hair is light enough for it to actually have an effect.