Oliver Bonas Mini Haul

I have been meaning to place an order with Oliver Bonas for ages and I finally did. They do amazing clothes, accessories, homeware and even beauty!

First I got this beautiful dress its the Paradise Tropical Print Shirt Dress (£55). I love the colours and the paradise bird design.

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Next I managed to snag this cute Constellation Star Print Dress (reduced to £12!).

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Finally I couldn’t resist this hand wash (£7) and hand cream (£8.50) duo in Jasmine. They smell amazing and the cream is really moisturising without being sticky or greasy.

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Love Oliver Bonas and will definitely be going back for more!

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Cocoa Butter Skincare for Dry Skin

My daughter has really dry skin and I decided to try out Palmers Cocoa Butter for her. I got two versions – the body lotion 400ml pump (£5.69) which is a rich thick cream that really moisturises her skin leaving it lovely and soft. The second is the Coconut Rapid Moisture Spray (£4.99). This is a much lighter version thats easy to spray and rub in and go. This is slightly less moisturising but better for summer. She loves both of these especially because of the smell – like chocolate!

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Floral Dresses @ Dorothy Perkins

I needed some simple and inexpensive dresses for work that were more summery and Dorothy Perkins was the place! Aided by a 24% off voucher these dresses were exactly what I was looking for.

The first is this Navy Floral Keyhole dress (£18.00 before discount). This is a lovely simple jersey dress thats really flattering. I love the shape, pattern and colours.

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Second is this Lily Print Skater dress (also £18.00 before discount). I love the oversized floral design and the skater shape.

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Great wardrobe additions for very reasonable prices!

Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm

I have heard many good things about this cleanser – the Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm (£15.50) so the last time I was in John Lewis I picked one up.

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The cleanser is an oil to milk formula, so when you first squeeze the product out is looks like a balm – see picture below.

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Then as you massage it into your skin it turns into an oily/balm. This is great at breaking down makeup and stubborn mascara and also smells amazing.

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Once you have massaged it well into the skin you can rinse it off as it turns into a milky emulsion, I however stick with my favourite cleansing method – the hot cloth/flannel method (see here).

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Then repeat for the best results.

I really like this cleanser but do find that it does sting my eyes slightly. This isn’t a huge problem but is a bit annoying. It terms of cleansing it does a lovely job of cleansing my skin whilst leaving it soft and hydrated with no tightness. I am on the fence whether I would repurchase this as there are so many good cleansers out there…not sure yet.

OGX Tea Tree and Mint

I did a post on the OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo and Conditioner and in that I mentioned that the next one in the range I wanted I to try was the Tea Tree and Mint Shampoo and Conditioner (£6.99 each).

Well I have to say I wasn’t disappointed! The smell is AMAZING, minty and fresh which can makes me think that this wouldn’t be moisturising (is that just me?!). Well they are labelled as hydrating and they definitely are!

My hair is left soft and healthy looking and smelling fresh and summery!

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Very happy with this duo and definitely looking for the next one to try from their extensive range!

Supermarket Dress Sweep!

I wasn’t expecting to find gorgeous summer dresses whilst doing my food shopping but thats exactly what happened at Sainsbury’s. The dresses are from the TU range.

The first is this beautiful red print tie waist dress (£20). I love the vintage feel of this. Its so easy to wear and a flattering shape.

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The second dress (£22) is also quite “old fashioned” in a good way! Love the stripes and the full skirt. Belt is my own from Jigsaw.

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I am very pleased with my supermarket dresses!