The Woven Shopper

I have been after a “spare tote bag” to take to work in which I can carry my lunch, flat shoes etc. so that my handbag didn’t get over stuffed and my shoulder didn’t break from the weight!
I found the perfect solution in Phase Eight.

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This beautiful leather woven shopper is ideal.

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Firstly it is that perfect blush pink and more amazingly reversible to the perfect grey – a multi seasonal bag! The size is just right, not too big but big enough to carry all my bits! Inside you also get a small pouch which comes in handy for extra small items like tissues. I have also regularly used this as my handbag. I got this while there was a 20% offer on but at full price (£59) I think its worth every penny. A hardworking but beautiful bag!

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Never Fully Dressed

I have often browsed the Never Fully Dressed site and admired the unique clothes but up until now nothing really caught my attention enough to want it. Then I saw this amazing top with gold stars (Alexandra Star £26 reduced from £49)

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I love stars and I love gold. I also like easy oversized tops that look great but hide a multitude of sins! That is this top.

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Perfect for a night out or even a day out. Its unique and just beautiful!

The Shimmering Sun Cream

I feel like Hawaiian Tropic are slowly coming back as a sun care range worth noting. I wanted a sun cream with some shimmer which would be great for festivals and summer holidays too. So I picked up the Shimmer Effect Protective Sun Lotion in SPF 25, £6.99.

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This stuff packs a shimmer punch! It is very very shimmery but I have to admit I love it. It is really difficult to capture this in photos but trust me I was definitely shimmering!

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I love multi-tasking products and this is going to be a regular re-purchase, I have started mixing this in with my regular body creams to give me both an SPF boost and also a little shimmer everyday! If that doesn’t make you smile in the morning…?!

Drops of Light

I don’t normally go to Body Shop for my skincare but recently I have been intrigued by their new skincare lines including Oils for Life and Drops Of Light. I decided to pick up the Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum (£25) as my skin has some pigmentation and scarring so I needed something to help improve this.

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I have been using the Into the Light serum for a few weeks now and I can definitely see an improvement. The texture of this is definitely not what you expect from a traditional serum, it is almost like water or the new “essences”. I really like that it is light and easily absorbed with no sticky or greasy residue.

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I have been using this day and night before any other skincare. I can see that some of my darker blemish scars have faded much faster and the new ones seem to fade very quickly. Overall I think it is improving the appearance of my skin which I am very happy about given the price point.

 

YSL

I’ve been looking for an easy to wear pinky mauve and I finally found it in YSL Beauty. This is the Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 9 Rose Stiletto (£26).

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This is such a lovely creamy lipstick that feels comfortable on the lips and gives a really good along lasting colour. It also has SPF15 which is great!

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I love this colour smudged on quite lightly, to just give a lovely wash. Definitely a staple summer lipstick.

Toilet Humour

Yes this is a post about the infamous Aesop Post Poo Drops (£22).

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I had heard so much about these I decided I needed this in my toilet! Its not the most glamorous topic but I have to say it is a very chic looking product for what it is! Most importantly IT WORKS! I don’t how but it does and it doesn’t just add lots of smell on top of the nasty smell you want rid of, it just gets rid of the nasty smell..magic!

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Totally worth the money and I think a very elegant addition to any toilet!