My Tanning Routine

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I have been obsessed with using fake tan for years, my first tan being St Moriz (if you know, you know) When I was around 15. I am now 21 and think it’s safe to say i’ve had my fair share of disasters but feel like I have spent enough years experimenting to find a routine that works well for me.

The first thing I do when it comes to tanning is soak in the bath the night before and shave, exfoliate and all that jazz. I always shave the night prior as otherwise I find it stings and doesn’t go on as well as it should because of my pores being open, the reason I get a bath instead of shower is so I can fully soak my body to make sure I remove any old tan before I put a fresh layer on.

So the night after that I will tan, I prefer to tan on the night so I can sleep in it and it will develop as I sleep rather than being a sticky mess all day and having to worry about what to wear etc. A few hours before I will moisturise my face as this acts like a barrier cream and stops it clinging to any dry patches and by putting it on a few hours before it sinks into the skin more. I will also put some on my elbows, knees and any dry areas I may have just before tanning to stop build up.

My favourite ever tan is the cocoa brown one hour tan, I have been using this tan for a good 2 years now and it is honestly the best I have tried although I do branch out to try new ones, nothing so far has ever beat this.

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If you use this tan I would love to see your before and after! Or please leave me any tans you think I should try in the comments!

Xx

Mom jeans and fishnets

Don’t get me wrong I love dressing girly and feminine but sometimes there is just nothing better than throwing a bit more of an edgy outfit together. These distressed topshop mom jeans are my actual favs and they are so so comfy. I love that fishnets have come back into fashion, they can help spice up any outfit!

All products linked below.

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Jeans Topshop (similar)

Bodysuit Pretty Little Thing

Jacket Topshop

Boots (from Miss Selfridge but last season) so similar tagged here

All about the neutrals

This outfit is by far the comfiest thing ever. I have been looking for a loungewear jumpsuit for months that fitted me right and didn’t look like I was just going to bed and I finalllly found it and I couldn’t be happier!! Shoutout to pretty little thing xoxo

Also I saw abit of sun today and got excited to go and shoot…near water…where it’s absolutely freezing as you can probably tell in my face oops

 

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Shoes – Nike

Jumpsuit – Pretty Little Thing

Jacket – mine is from a year ago miss selfridge and I can’t actually find one similar but there will be one out there!

Too Faced chocolate bar palette

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So for christmas I finally got the Too Faced chocolate bar palette that I have been lusting over for months and I can happily say it doesn’t disappoint!

First of all the packaging is gorgeous, Too Faced are known for their beautiful packaging they never fail to disappoint with it. The mirror is very handy in the palette, not many high end palettes include one so I was really happy when I opened it up and saw it.

IT SMELLS OF CHOCOLATE!!! What better combo than makeup and chocolate?! As soon as I opened it I could smell it straight away, it smells soooo good. Seriously.

Now, the actual product…

The colours are all gorgeous, I am still yet to use some of the shimmer shades as I keep going for either the pinks or gold but I will try them all eventually. I love how they all have names it makes life so much easier when telling people how you created the eye makeup you’re wearing. They blend like an absolute dream, I thought my morphe palette was amazing until I got this, it has made me realise that actually the morphe shadows are really chalky and not very easy to blend at all. You can really tell that this product is more luxurious.

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You really can just use this one palette for a look as there are perfect colours for every part of the eye. For example I use white chocolate to set my primer, I then use salted caramel for my crease colour and the first transition colour, I then gradually go in with milk chocolate and semi sweet focusing more on the outer corner and building it and finally using triple fudge only on the outer corner to darken it, of course I then take one of the shimmers (usually either marzipan or creme brulee) all over the lid. p.s – see how much easier that was to explain because the shadows have names?

At £39 it is quite a steep purchase but trust me it is worth every penny. Although I did get this bought for me I will still be going out and buying the semi sweet palette because I am so impressed with this. There is nothing I can fault it on.

Click here if you want to get this palette 🙂

Thanks for reading and let me know any other palettes you have that are worth trying out!!

Xx

Embroidery styling 

Embroidery has been such a huge statement in fashion over the past few months and it doesn’t seem like it’s ending anytime soon. I love the colours in this shirt and wanted to pair it with white jeans but as it isn’t even spring yet and we are still getting winter vibes I decided to add some timberlands to it.

Products linked below.

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Top – Quiz

Jeans – Topshop

Shoes – Timberland 

Bag – New look (sold out) similar one here

My skincare routine

Having a consistent skincare routine is so so important to keeping your skin looking fresh and glowy. I’ve decided to share the products I am using at the minute and absolutely loving.

After trying out so many drugstore products that just do not work for me I decided to splurge on some more high end products. I feel like you can’t really put a price on skincare as it is so important. Of course if drugstore stuff works for you then go you! but for me it just doesn’t work on my skin. I picked up this Liz Earle set specifically for dry/sensitive skin in my local boots store for £45 which includes the very famous cleanse and polish, skin tonic, moisturiser, an exfoliator and two muslin cloths.

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I don’t use makeup wipes to remove my makeup as they do not remove all the product at all and also they’re just so so drying on my face. So the first thing I do is just wash my face with water to remove most of my makeup then I pump some of the cleanse and polish on to my fingers and rub it in to my face and then wipe my face with a wet muslin cloth.

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The next step I do is take a cotton wool pad and pour some of the tonic boost on to it and rub this all over my face, this step always shocks me as you look at the pad after and see how much makeup is on there even after you thought it was all off, another reason why makeup wipes are no good!!

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Then I use the moisturiser and oh my god my face feels amazing! It leaves your skin feeling so hydrated but it also soaks in quite quick which is what I like. I think this is now my holy grail moisturiser, up until now it was always the benefit one for me but this one is 100 times better!

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I do this routine every night but not every morning as my skin is quite sensitive I don’t like to overload it with products. Sometimes I will do it in the morning it all just depends on how my skin is at the time but usually I just wash my face with water and apply my moisturiser.

I don’t use the exfoliator everyday, I use it about once a week it depends on how my skin is as although I got the set specifically for dry/sensitive skin the exfoliator is just for any skin type so I don’t want it to be too harsh for my skin.

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Aswell as using these liz earle products I also drinks lots of water, at least 2 litres a day and I wear factor 50 suncream every single day on my face, so many people underestimate how much damage the sun actually does to your skin even in the winter , wearing suncream will help keep your skin looking youthful. I do also suffer from an allergy to the sun causing my face to come out in a rash which is why I use such a high factor. I have the sunsense sun cream which is not oily at all it leaves your skin with a slight glow and it can be worn alone or under makeup, I really recommend it for a face suncream!

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Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment telling me your best skincare products! I’m looking for some good face masks at the minute so please recommend!!

If you’re interested in getting this set you can find it here: Liz Earle dry/sensitive skin daily essential kit.

Xx

Splash of colour

Hey everyone, sooo i’ve had quite a big break from my blog because I just wasn’t happy with what I was producing also I broke my macbook (everyone cry for me) so haven’t been able to upload. But now I am back and couldn’t be happier, I have a new camera and this year I am going to be so much more focused on my blog so expect a lot more content from now!

Anyway back to this post..

This is one of my favourite outfits at the minute I am obsessed with the skirt! I loved it at full price but just wasn’t sure if i’d wear it enough so when I saw it went in the sale I just had  to get it! Full outfit will be linked at the bottom.

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Skirt – Zara

Jacket – Red Herring @ Debenhams

Top (similar) – New look

Boots – Missguided 

Bag – New look, sorry I got it in the sale it’s not online but it is still in some stores!!

Thanks for reading hope you enjoyed the post, maybe leave a comment to let me know how else you would wear this skirt!

Xx