There hasn’t been a brand discussed in the beauty industry with as much curiosity for a long time then ‘The Ordinary’. Appearing in blogs, vlogs and beauty pages, these little glass bottles of formula are creating ripples through the multi million pound market.
I, of course jumped on the band wagon and needed to see what the hype was all about! The Ordinary ordered through the site DECIEM is a brand that focuses on the clinical formulations of products rather than the ‘insensible pricing strategies’ many companies chose to adopt, hence why the price tag is so reasonable! I’m talking £8 for the Advance Retinoid 30 mls of anti ageing, anti pollution serum that revivals (and as some top beauty bloggers say is better than…) Sunday Riley’s Luna priced at £85.
The day most girls dream off, the part of your planning you really want to devour and enjoy every second… yep the wedding dress shopping!
I think dress shopping can go 2 ways, either blissful and dreamy just like you envisaged or utter hell, confusion and stress..not what you planned! I have put together some tips in the hope that it eliminates the latter and instead gives you a day you remember for the right reasons.
I know, I know… I am really late to the party with this one, an award winning brand, an obvious choice for skincare therefore, I have been asking myself over and over why I haven’t got on board with this before but finally I can say.. I have joined the ‘cleansing revolution’ and purchased the Cleanse and Polish along with a whole host of botanical bottles of magic!
I love taking my make up off almost as much (if not the same) as putting make up on. I love cleaning my skin and even the simplest cleansing routine makes me feel like I have given myself a little bit of a pamper. You can imagine my excitement when at Christmas I received a lovely scented box containing a whole routine of products plus also a dreamy scented spa candle..cue immediate need for a bath hmmmm…
Leopard print is one of those things I find people either love or hate, I am obviously a person who loves it! Styled correctly I think it can really bring the most basic outfit to life, styled incorrectly or more importantly in the wrong fabric then of course you run the risk of looking like you’ve dug into the Bet Lynch wardrobe archives.
My favourite printed piece in my leopard collection includes an Asos cardigan, some Faith flats and an easy to wear Warehouse scarf, all of which worn individually add a bit something to a classic white tee, jamie jean combo; basically a lazy girl way to jazz up an outfit!
The newest item added to the rails in my wardrobe would be my Newlook brown leopard coat, priced at around £25 its a piece that can easily take you from a chilled shopping trip to evening cocktails with the girls, versatile and complements a variety of colour ways and welllll it just makes you feel extra fancy…
I have found myself reaching for this item more and more, it has only strengthened my love for this popular print!
Love Harriet x
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Come January everything needs some TLC, my body needs a break from the fizz and sugar, my skin needs to cleanse from the toxins and my blonde hair is in need of a major colour pick me up!
After speaking to a fellow blonde who’s locks are maintaining their dazzling colour (amazingly… I should say) between salon visits I was persuaded to pick up Lee Staffords BLEAch BLondes . This range promises to refresh and restore hair to salon worthy colour whilst getting rid of that horrid brass tone that all blondes dred!
The purple toned shampoo and conditioner includes a mix of ingredients to encourage natural shine and glow something us blondes are majorly jealous of with you brunettes!!
I have been using this combo for about 6 weeks now and I can truly see the difference in my hair colour, its refreshed and the warm tones my hair naturally picks out is reduced plusss the product smells gorgeous just like that smell the salon leaves you with hmmmm….
I would recommend you leave the shampoo and conditioner in for as long as you can to just give maxium results.
Massive thumbs up to Lee Stafford, it actually does what it says and is well worth the price tag which is not often something I say trawling through the aisle of over priced shampoo.
Love Harriet x