September Wishlist

As the end of summer is near, an amazing excuse to buy more clothes is upon us. So I have put together a selection of items that I am dying to buy as soon as the weather (and my bank account) is suitable! All of these items are perfect for the transitional period that takes us from Summer into Autumn.

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Black lace up top – Topshop £18.00

Mid blue denim Jeans – Topshop £45.00

Grey duffle coat –Newlook £49.99

Stripe scarf – River Island £18.00

Burgundy bardot playsuit – Missguided £18.00

Lace up knitted dress – ASOS £38.00

Camel knitted tunic – Stitch and pieces at ASOS £26.00

Red cold shoulder dress – Misguided £35.00

Black dungarees – ASOS £45.00

Denim dress – Misguided £35.00

Funnel neck knitted dress – ASOS £45.00

Grey knitted tabard – ASOS £24.00

Thanks for reading xx

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£1.99 day and night cream – Review

Theres not a lot more that I really enjoy doing then browsing through other blogs and gaining inspiration (and a bit of jealousy!) Other than outfit posts, I love to read reviews on products. Quite often I will look online for reviews of a product before I go out and buy them (if only I did this every time I would probably save myself a lot of money, but hey ho!) So whilst I was out shopping today I picked up some new face creams and decided to try them out and review them on here.

Now, as I have mentioned before on another blog post, during the winter months I get terrible dry skin. I think its a mixture of the cold wind and central heating that affects my skin making it dry out so much. So whilst I was grabbing a few bits and pieces in Aldi (yes you read right!) I picked up a day and a night cream to try out. My mum has been using their face creams for quite a few years now (I often pinch some when I run out of my stuff, and have noticed they are good) and always raves over them, so I decided that today was the day I buy myself my own pots (your welcome mum!)

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Firstly I tried out the day cream, I popped some onto my face and rubbed it in, left it a few minutes to really sink in, then put my makeup on top. My makeup sat well on it, with no signs of foundation slipping off because of the moisturiser, it also stayed on really well throughout the day. I also noticed that the dry spots on my face where already less visible after just using it once!

Later on, just before bed, I removed all traces of my makeup and slapped on another layer but this time of the night cream. This one is slightly heavier (like all night creams), but doesn’t feel too weighty, or greasy. It sinks in quickly just like the day cream and leaves my face feeling nicely moisturised. When I woke in the morning my face was feeling a lot less dry than it has been recently and I know this is due to this cream. I really like this moisturiser and can tell it will help my dry skin out a lot as I can already see this from just two applications!

HOWEVER, this is your one and only warning and if it happens to you its your own fault! If you get this in your eye it is super stings! Think bright pink eyes and tears rushing down your face uncontrollably!! I didn’t think to take a photo of that awful moment but I’m sure you can all image that beautiful face!

But other then that, this cream is perfect for my skin in these winter months. It hydrates but isn’t greasy or super thick and I highly recommend it to everyone, especially since it costs £1.99 a pot (no that is not a typo, it really costs just £1.99!!), so you can’t really go wrong! I am planning on doing a later update as to how it’s going with my skin after using it a few more time so look out for that (will probably be in my February favourites)

I hope this post has inspired others to either go and try out these creams for themselves, or to write their own reviews on other products. If you do try it out and write a blog post, have already tried them or have been inspired to write your own review post about a different product, please leave a comment as i’d love to see/hear what you guys think about this cream too!

Thanks for reading x

Slendertox Tea – Review*

Just before Christmas I received a lovely package in the post from the people at Slendertox Tea. They were kind enough to send me a 14 day teatox for me to try out and review on here. I didn’t start it until the new year because Christmas is never the time to be dieting! I had some time off in January so thought this to be the best time to start, as it tells you to start on a weekend due to the ‘colon cleansing’ properties, you may not want to stray far from home (TMI I know!!) I didn’t suffer from this problem because I drink green tea everyday already but anyone that doesn’t be a little bit aware of this at the beginning of the teatox.

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Teatox’s are fast becoming the new way to lose a few pounds and as soon as I heard I wanted in! Teatoxing is a way of ‘detoxing’ the body using teabags with certain properties in them, they aid weight loss and cleanse the body too.
The Slendertox tea comes as a 14 day (like the one I had), 28 day or 3 month plans. These both come with a day tea, taken once a day in the morning as close to waking up as possible, and a night tea, taken every other night a couple of hours before going to bed.

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As someone that drinks green tea a lot the taste didn’t bother me. However, a lot of people have said they don’t like it so they just drink it really quick. I don’t necessarily think that’s the best idea but whatever floats your boat. The teas come with optional meal plans if you want to stick to it rigidly, however I decided to try to eat sensibly on my own because I found the meal plans too strict for me (Bread is my weakness and as soon as I’m told not to eat something I instantly NEED it!!)

I was so pleased with the result of this teatox – I lost 8 pounds across the 2 weeks! I will definitely be using it again because it made me feel a lot less bloated as soon as I started drinking them. I didn’t really experience any of the bad side effects that I had heard about before starting the teatox.

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To anyone reading this and are debating whether or not they want to start it, go ahead, try it for yourself and don’t let other peoples views on it stop you. Everyones body is different and you can only find out how your body will react by testing it yourself. For me it worked fantastically! So well that I will be purchasing another 14 or 28 day course to take on the run up to my holiday in July.

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions or comments feel free to ask x

Nanshy Marvel Makeup Sponge – Review*

After taking part in the #BHTwitterParty a couple of weeks ago, I have been talking to Nanshy who kindly sent me this lovely makeup sponge to review on my blog. For those of you that have never heard of Nanshy, they are a UK based beauty brand producing high quality makeup tools that are always 100% cruelty free (great in anyones books!)

I received this lovely 4 in 1 makeup blending sponge. As a girl that try’s to never touch my face with my fingers (I know thats weird..) I was more than happy when I received this little one in the post.

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At first glances this looks like any other makeup sponge available on the market at the moment (popular choices being the classic Beauty Blender or Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge). However, the Nanshy makeup sponge dons 4 in 1 features on the one sponge (1 more than the others on the market!) It has a pointed tip, which is perfected for getting the smaller, harder to reach areas but is also good for blending in corners. The second point is the flat edge, which is perfect when used for wide-flat stippling and is great for the contours around the eyes and nose. A third point is the waist that makes the sponge very easy to hold. The last feature is the rounded bottom, this makes blending in large areas a lot easier.

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The sponge is very soft and remains lightweight, even when wet. It has a micro-pore formulation, that allows the sponge to remain damp throughout the application, and stops the sponge picking up too much product and wasting it (something that I was first worried about before using this sponge). Not only does this Nanshy sponge have so many other features but it is also latex free, odour free and also non-allergenic.

How to use the Nanshy sponge –

1. Firstly place the sponge under running water or submerge in water.

2. Squeeze out the sponge to release any excess water, but remains damp.

3. Either place foundation on the back of your hand or take straight from the pot (whatever your preference) and dab the sponge into the foundation and apply to face. I think it creates a much better finish if you use a stippling motion to apply the foundation.

You do not however have to stick to just using the sponge to apply foundation. I also use it to blend concealer, and also cream or liquid highlighters, bronzers and blushes.

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This makeup sponge leaves a lovely flawless finish, better then many of the brushes I have used before. This is now going to be something that I use with my everyday makeup routine. It costs only £5.95 (wow!!!) and can be bought from Nanshy.com.

Thanks for reading x

Dauphines of New York – Review*

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Hello everyone,

A couple of days ago I received a lovely package from Dauphines of New York. For those of you who haven’t heard of the brand, they are a company that stock luxury statement hair accessories. I received the ‘Front Row Darling’ hairband, which consists of a strand of clear crystals, a thin faux leather band and a strand of gunmetal chain. Each strand compliments each other, and looks really great. The hairband can be dressed up or down and worn with many combinations of hair styles for any occasion.

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Now these hairbands are AMAZING! Not only do they come in various designs but each one has an elasticated band that can be made bigger or smaller to fit the head. I have always had a problems with buying other headbands as they are usually too small and ping off my head after wearing for a few minutes! However, with the Dauphines of New York bands you can place them on your head and then adjust so they fit perfectly and stay on comfortably all evening (even with those drunk dance moves 😉 )

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There are so many ways that you can style these gorgeous bands. They can be worn with elegant hairstyles both up and down, or they look great with an everyday messy bun. I will definitely be reaching for this beautiful band when styling my hair in the future. I can’t wait to get some extra spare cash to purchase some more styles.

All of the Dauphines of New York hairbands can be purchased here.

Thanks for reading x

Sharing a little about myself.

I thought i would take the time to share a bit about myself so that you know more about the person who writes this blog that you will love (i hope!).
SO my name is Molly Sayers, I’m 18 years old and am currently a student at Brighton University studying Retail Marketing. I work part-time along side my studies in a supermarket and in a bar. This makes me a super busy person but plan to update my blog at least once a week, but more hopefully!
I enjoy shopping, possibly a bit too much, i also love spending a lot of time with my friends and family as well. I don’t really participate in any sports (apparently shopping doesn’t count!) but i do try to eat healthy and go to the gym, but thats not going too well at the moment.
I plan to use this blog to show outfits, makeup, and hair styles as well as information about university and anything else i feel like i should share.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog (when i get some more posts up) and continue to come back and see the updates
Thanks for reading.

First ever blog post!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog. This is something I have been thinking about starting for a while now and finally decided to bite the bullet. It took me ages to think of a name that was both creative and catchy but am finally happy with what I chose.
On this blog I will be posting about fashion, makeup and other lifestyle bits and pieces. I will try to post at least once a week and more if possible.

Thanks for reading.