Sunday, 5 June 2016

Vita Coco Coconut Oil - cooking, make up removal, moisturising and more! | Beauty

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Coconut oil c/o Vita Coco

For a while now I've been buying into the coconut oil hype, and I've never looked back! So when Vita Coco kindly offered to send me some of their coconut oil I jumped at the chance. I keep the larger jar by my bed for moisturising (hence why the jar looks a little used), and the little one will be perfect for travelling.

My favourite things to use coconut oil for:
- Cooking! Coconut oil is healthier to cook with and gives food no added taste.
- Moisturising. Coconut oil is thought to help anti ageing and makes your skin amazingly soft. I also use it as a facial moisturiser despite having oily skin, and have found it works well and doesn't break me out or make me more oily!

Things to try:
- As a shaving cream. Coconut oil does work well as a shaving cream (balm?) as it moisturises your skin at the same time, but be warned it does block up razors!
- As make up remover. Coconut oil does also work well for this (including eye make up), however I occasionally get sore eyes from blocked sebum ducts in my eyelashes (gross, I know) and I think using coconut oil has encouraged this to happen. But worth a try if you aren't prone to this!

What do you use coconut oil for? xx


Friday, 13 November 2015

Ice queen winter playsuit realness with Luxemme ♡

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Playsuit // c/o Luxemme // Leather jacket // Topshop // Beanie // Forever 21 // Boots // Topshop

Hey guys! Its been about ten billion years since I've done an outfit post but here am I today because the lovely guys over at Luxemme sent me this really cute playsuit to review. Normally halterneck styles don't suit me because of my boobs but I actually found this one very flattering, I dressed this for a more casj day look with a beanie but if you wore this with heels and upped the make up (I'm thinking silver glittery eyes for ice queen vibes) this would be fab for a night out as well. The material is pretty light and linen-y so this would be really nice for keeping you cool in summer as well, I definitely can see myself getting a lot of use out it next year with white sandals and a tan (hopefully).

They have loads of cute bits on the website and I believe they are Manchester based so well worth supporting! I definitely recommend checking them out. xx


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Nivea Men sensitive post shave balm as a primer | Review

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Nivea Men sensitive post shave balm

So after seeing one of my fav YouTube beauty gurus Nikkietutorials rave about this for ages I decided to buy it and see what all the fuss is about - and I'm so glad I did! For some reason I never really got into primers, despite having pretty oily skin and always finding my foundation applied patchy in places no matter what brushes I used. This stuff makes your foundation apply far more smoothly (I literally noticed this instantly), and buff properly into what are usually problem areas for me like my nose which foundation will usually refuse to sink into. 

It has a very light typical 'man product' scent which isn't obvious and goes away after make up application, and you get quite a lot of product and need to use very little. Plus, because this is designed for sensitive skin I find it doesn't break me out, and if anything gives me extra moisture. Also you can use it for it's actual purpose of being a post shave balm, especially on areas which are really sensitive to shaving like the bikini line. I got this in Sainsburys on offer for £3 and will definitely be buying again! I'm just worried now Nivea will realise the product's popularity and raise the price...

Have you guys tried this?

Thursday, 22 October 2015

4 prom dresses under £50 ☆

How cute are these prom dresses from PromTimes.co.uk? These are crazy good value, all coming in under £50 and are perfect if you have any winter formal events coming up.I thought I'd pick some of my favourites to share with you guys. The above left would be super cute with simple black strappy heels and personally I would even toughen it up by throwing a leather jacket over the top if it wasn't too cold for it. I would give the dress on the right a 90s spin by accessorising with a black velvet choker, and you could even wear it with docs if you want to go all out princess-meets-grunge. 
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These last two are fairly formal Kate Middleton types, I have to say I’m a sucker for lilac which is why I chose these two! Either could be styled to be uber glam, although because both have beading personally I wouldn’t go overboard with the accessories. I would accessories the one the right with pearl studs and maybe a plain silver bangle because the beading round the neckline is already quite a lot. However with the dress on the left it would look fab with a really delicate necklace and some tiny hoop earrings (currently obsessed). 

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While I think all four of these are absolutely perfect for prom, you could also wear these to any formal events like black tie balls, weddings, smart parties or as bridesmaids dresses as they are easily styled to be more or less casual.

PromTimes.co.uk also have a selection of bridesmaids’ dresses under £50 too so don’t hesitate to check it out!

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