23 April 2014

blogsale | makeup, clothes and shoes

Recently I've had a bit of a clear out in my bedroom, I've got bags of stuff to go to the charity shop and a few things to go into a blogsale. This isn't a massive blogsale but hopefully you'll find something you like!

1. This is a UK only blogsale.
2. Everything will be sent 2nd Class unless requested otherwise. Postage has been included in the prices of everything so please keep this in mind when looking at the prices. If you want more than one thing I will of course lower the postage costs as much as possible.
3. I aim to send things as quickly as possible, within at least 5 days.
4. Payment via paypal only. 
5. If you would like to buy something then leave a comment saying what you want to buy, any postage preferences, paypal email and a contact email (if different). If you want more than one thing I will email you first before sending an invoice to discuss postage prices.
6. First come, first served.
7. I will only hold items for 48 hours.

MAC Lipstick in Lovelorn (Lustre Finish). Usage shown. Very small dent at the top of the lipstick where I caught the lid on it. Beautiful shade but I just don't use or love it any more, it's a shade that no longer suits me. £7.50 posted.

MAC Eyeshadow in Cranberry. Used a few times. Again this is a stunning shade but I don't use it and would rather use the money to buy a shade I would wear more often. £6.50 posted. PENDING

Topshop 'Me' Heart Ring in Medium
Kukee Black Star and Moon Ring in Small
Triangle Ring in Medium
Topshop 'Believe' Ring in Medium

All have barely been worn. £3 posted for all of them.

Avon Cat Charm Bracelet. Hardly Worn. £2.50 posted.

Oasis Denim Jacket with stud details. Size 10. Worn a few times, doesn't really suit me. £8.50 posted.

New Look Tall Red Dress. Size 10. Tall range is for Women that are 5'9 (175cm) or over, great range, perfect length but doesn't suit me. New with tags still on, I've tried it on twice. £9 posted.

New Look Floral Cardigan. Size 10. Worn twice. £7 posted.

George at Asda Nude Wedge Heels. Size 8. Worn twice. Lovely shoes, very comfortable, but they no longer fit me. £10 posted.

Happy shopping!

Shona x

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OOTD | Smart Casual

Jeans | Primark
Top | H&M
Blazer | New Look
Boots* | Fashion Union

Despite the fact that I don't leave the house too much I still love to get dressed up. Clothes make me happy so why not dress up, or just nicely everyday, it is very tempting to stay in my PJs all the time though. My style seems to change a lot and recently I've really been loving the 'smart casual' look, this is the kind of outfit I think of when someone says smart casual anyway. Jeans are a basic item that I think everyone should have in their wardrobe, a pair of jeans that fit you well can do wonders. For me though another basic item that I couldn't be without is a blazer. I have 2 blazers, mainly because of Sixth Form but also because I really love them. This is my more casual blazer that I got from New Look, it's not fitted or tailored, it's very loose and it's made out of a thinner material so it's great for Spring and Summer! 

Underneath the blazer I just wore a H&M grey top that I've had for a couple of years now, I hardly ever wear it though so I thought it would be nice to show it some sunlight. My favourite part of this outfit are my new Fashion Union Cut Out Boots* though. I've loved this style of boots since they first started coming out in shops but I've never been able to find some that are perfect for me. These are so nice though, the cut out isn't too big and I love the gold detail on them. They have a small chunky heel but are very comfortable, I'm not great at walking in heels but these are fine. They have a zip that goes up the back so they are easy to get on and off and they are such good quality as well! They are £38 but completely worth the price I think as the quality is great and I can see these lasting for ages, I can't wait to get a lot of use out of them this A/W. I wore them without socks today but I do want to get some black frilly socks to wear them with, I think that would look really nice with dresses.

If you couldn't already tell this is an outfit that I love! Let me know in the comments what your go-to outfit/clothing item is that makes you feel amazing!

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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22 April 2014

My Morning and Night Skincare Routine

I don't talk about skincare much on my blog, I never have and I don't think I will ever be a blogger who covers skincare a lot. I'm quite lazy when it comes to my skin but at the start of the year I started to get into a proper skincare routine. I'm not going to lie, I don't stick to this religiously, in fact I probably only stick to this for about 3/4 of the week. I do use some products every day but I just can't seem to stick to a routine every day. I still have my little bundle of products though that I do like to use often to help my skin stay moisturised, clean and spot free. 


The first product is something I use everyday, it's the Elemis Freshskin Peachy Perfect Face Wash*. I really love this face wash, it feels soft on my skin and doesn't strip it of any moisture as well. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed so I always reach for it in the morning. Next up is the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant* which I've been using about 3 times a week. When it comes to exfoliators I have a few that I tend to go to and this is the one I'm using at the moment. I've got a St Ives one and a Garnier one that I use a lot as well. I'm liking this one at the moment though as it is gentle on my skin but it exfoliates well also, it's great for the warmer weather I think when my skin isn't as dry.

Moisturiser is another product I reach for everyday, my skin is dry and it's not very nice without the help of a good moisturiser. I'm using the Elemis Freshskin Softly Softly Daily Moisturiser* at the moment but I can't say it's my favourite. Once I've finished this I'm going to repurchase my long time favourite, the Johnson's Daily Essentials 24hr Day Cream which is only about £4. The Elemis one is nice but it doesn't wow me enough to justify the price tag. Finally a few times a week, when my under eye area is feeling a little dull I use my little sample of Benefit's Eye Con which moisturises underneath my eyes and generally just makes my skin feel happy!


In the evening I first use my L'Oreal Skin Perfect Micellar Solution to remove my makeup, if I am wearing any. I only use this on my eyes now as I find it dries out my skin a lot. I've heard the Garnier one is a lot better so once I've finished this bottle I'll definitely be trying that. Then like in the morning I wash my face with the Elemis Freshskin Face Wash* to clean my face and remove any makeup that's left on my face. Instead of using a night time moisturiser I use the Elemis Freshskin Super Boost Moisturising Serum* which I really cannot say enough good things about. This is the first product that has truly made my skin feel super super nice. It solves all my problems like dry and flaky skin! I would really recommend this to everyone, it's helped my skin so much.

These 4 products are ones that don't really fit in anywhere in particular but they are definitely part of my routine sometimes. I use these every now and then rather than in the morning or night or in a particular order etc. First up is the Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz, I never have understood toners but I do know that this makes my skin feel refreshed throughout the day. I tend to only use this on hotter days as it makes me feel really cool and refreshed, like I said. I tend to use a face mask about once a week if I remember and one of my favourites that I thought I would share with you is the Apivita Face Mask with Sea Lavender. This is hydrating and cooling, it leaves my skin feeling really soft and I love using it before I go to bed. 

Next up is the Benefit Boo Boo Zap! which I use on my spots to try and get rid of them quicker. When I first started using this I loved it, it really helped my spots but I think the more I've used it the more it has started not to work. I've started only using this when I have quite bad spots which is working better, my spots definitely disappear quicker when I do use this. I would really love to try the similar Origins product though! Finally this Premae Harmony Smoothie Serum* is another product I reach for when my skin is bad. I find this doesn't give my skin quite enough moisture sometimes so I reserve it for when my skin is quite spotty as it does such a good job of clearing up my skin. My skin always looks better once I've used this, I do wish it was a bit more moisturising though! Also I completely forgot to photograph it but I use my Konjac Sponge* with my face wash to clean my face in the morning and at night, I much prefer using it compared to a flannel or muslin cloth.

So, that's my skincare routine! I don't think it's too exciting but people on twitter said yes to seeing it so hopefully you have found it interesting.

What is your favourite skincare product?

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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