Thursday, 22 August 2013

Summer Faves

I thought I would share my ultimate summer faves. These are some little beauties that I have been loving this summer! I honestly don't think I've loved any beauty products as much as I love these! 

First of all is my Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine perfume. This was a present from my boyfriend for our 3rd year anniversary. (Safe to say he knows me extremely well) Marc Jacobs is a go to product when all else fails and I'd still be over the moon! A little birdie told me that these sold out pretty fast as they're limited edition? So I'd say I was lucky to get one! 

Let me just start by saying, just look at how pretty it looks! I have been a fan of Marc Jacobs Daisy for years admittedly going through 5 bottles in under 2 years! But this edition is my absolute hands down favourite. The only way I can describe this product is fresh, fruity and summery. It reminds me of holidays for some reason. It is long lasting and smells amazing! I always tend to go for fragrances that are fruity as others I just think are too harsh or in some cases remind me of Grandma's (surely I can't be the only one that thinks that, right?) 

Moving on....So I've had my eye on Baby Lips for a while. Being an avid instagramer I have come across these products so many times. So you can image how thrilled I was to see that they are finally out in the UK! Wuhooo! I was literally so excited when I spotted them in Superdrug!

Again I love the pretty packaging, I'm an absolute sucker for anything with pretty packaging/design. I purchased Pink Punch and Cherry Me. Out of them all I really liked the colours as well as the smell. This is another example of great smelling products. Admittedly I was a little taken back by the sheer brightness of the Pink Punch as its very 'Barbie'. However I was surprised when I put it on as it just adds a tint to your lips which I quite liked as it just perks them up a little. I'm already a fan of red lips at the moment so I knew I would love the Cherry Me. 

The only downside to these products is that they don't have an 8 hour hydration, for me it lasts about 2-3 hours. But it isn't something that bothers me as I reapply lip balms at least every hour anyway! I was surprised by the softness of the balms, I expected them to be quite hard and waxy on my lips but I was surprised at how nourishing and soft they actually were. I think they're fab products for summer the smell is always a bonus as well as the price at just £2.99! 

Grab them whilst you can! 

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Summer Love...

Summer seems to be a popular season for weddings, of course every bride wants it to be sunny on their wedding day, right? (It's like raaaaiiinnn on you're wedding daaaay) First song that popped into my head!

I have been to two weddings in the last month and I have literally been so excited! Not going to lie I did shed a few tears. I haven't been to a wedding since being a little girl so it was all new to me and I felt really touched by the amount of effort that goes into that one special day. Weddings are super expensive and not just for the bride and groom! 

As any typical girl would, the first thought that entered my mind when I received the invitation was 'omg what am I going to wear'. Weddings aren't just a typical night out on the toon' kinda outfit its much more formal. I wanted to get something that would flatter my figure as a lot of the dresses I'd seen where very fitted and thick material. Neither appealed to me as it has been really hot in the UK recently and a tight thick material dress was the last thing that entered my mind! 

I opted for a sheer silk material which was loose fitting but pulled me in on the waist and most importantly comfortable! I know comfort isn't the first of may girls priorities but when your at a wedding from noon until early hours I'd say its pretty important! 

This is the outfit put together and I must admit I was extremely comfortable! The dress is from Oasis and was £30 in the sale. The shoes and clutch are from Newlook I was planning on wearing black accessories but I thought the cream/beige colour was more suitable for the weather we were having. This outfit all came in just under £100 which I was really happy about, I really didn't have much money to spare so I was happy with the outcome.

I used my Babyliss Heated Rollers for my hair and just pinned it back on one side. My housemate Lauren did my make up and did a fabulous job as it lasted all day! We used so many products I literally couldn't name them all but it varied from MAC to MUA. I don't have fake tan on either! This is my real tan all the way from Crete, it's faded so much now but I was happy to have glowing skin for the wedding! 

It was my boyfriends Uncle's wedding which we were invited to so it's only fair to have a quick snap added into this post, plus this is one of my fave pictures <3

If your invited to any wedding's and on a budget then my suggestion would be to bargain hunt, the high street stores have a lot of choice. It can be extremely stressful and you may just wanna give up but you will come across something. I wasn't even going to try this dress on because I didn't like the look of it on the hanger but I completely changed my mind once I had it on! 

Happy Shopping!