Sunday, 21 August 2016

Holiday prep with Beauty Kitchen



I'm off on holiday next weekend and the lovely owner of Beauty Kitchen, Jo, sent me over some products to try out. Now I've already tried a few products from Beauty Kitchen when I went to the Holland & Barrett 'More' store opening, which you can read about here, and quickly became a fan of their products. When I got sent these 3 items it couldn't have been sent at a better time to prep for my holiday.

Beauty Kitchen believe that people shouldn't have to compromise on their beauty products to be good to the environment. All of their products are 100% natural, 100% effective and 100% affordable - this is something I can completely vouch for!

One of my pet peeves is having dry hands, I constantly have to moistourise them else it makes me cringe. Now when I was at the More store opening they let me try some of the Inspire Me 60 Second Manicure and I fell in love with it, so when I got sent my very own pot I was a tad excited! I've been using this once a week and it's really helped prevent the dry skin that we can get around the nails, All you have to do is rub it generously onto wet hands for 60 seconds and voila you have cleansed, toned and moistourised hands in one making my painted nails look much nicer!

The next two products go hand in hand for the perfect bath and the softest skin. When running the bath I dissolve a big handful of the Pink and Pure Himalayan Salt under the running tap then squirt in some of the Chill Me Sensitive & Age Defying Bath Oil. The Himalayan Salt is a natural super remedy for almost anything including helping your muscles and improving and revitalising your skin, I also like to mix it with the oil and rub it on the soles of my feet and my heels to get rid of any dry skin, so my feet are perfect for wearing flip flops and relaxing by the pool.

The Chill Me Oil I think has to be my personal favourite. It is a rejuvenating oil that really nourishes and moistourises your body. It contains Abyssinian oil, organic lavender and rosemary which makes it perfect for sensitive and ageing skin. I struggle with certain body products, especially in baths, as they can bring up my eczema - this product didn't irritate my skin in the slightest which I was hugely relieved about. Using this in the bath feels like you're lying in silk - it's amazing! When you get out you literally have the softest and smoothest skin which lasts! I've been having baths with this in once a week and really notice a difference. I'm definitely going to use it the night before the flight as it can get so drying on the planes.

Have you tried anything from Beauty Kitchen yet? They have a great range of body and skin care products which can be suited for anyone!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Ellé x


Please note these items were gifted but all view and opinions are my own.





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Sunday, 14 August 2016

1 Dress 2 Ways












These wrap slip dresses are having a bit of a moment currently and I'm very glad about it! I picked up this number from Topshop a couple months ago now and they have so many different styles and patterns. Not only are they super comfy but they're also very versatile and can be worn a number of ways. I thought I would share 2 of my favourite go to looks I've been wearing lately.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Ellé x
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Sunday, 7 August 2016

A Coconut Summer Routine




A few weeks ago when I was invited to the Holland & Barrett 'More' store opening they kindly gifted me with some goodies including Coconut Oil as well as Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil shampoo, conditioner and lip balm. Now, I absolutely love anything that smells like coconut especially in the summer time so I was super excited to try these products.

I love using coconut oil for my cooking as it's a healthier alternative to normal oil, it also adds a yummy taste to your food. Recently I have enjoyed using it every couple of weeks as a hair mask. I just get a small amount and rub it in my hands until it melts then apply from the mid section to the ends of my hair. I then leave this in my hair for a few hours while I potter about.

After a few hours I then wash it out with the Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil shampoo and conditioner. Due to the heat my hair has been getting a lot dryer and brittle and I've honestly found these products to be little life savers in taming the frizz and giving me silky soft hair without getting instantly greasy. Did I mention they smell A-MAZ-ING?!

I've also been finding my lips getting really dry because I'm a sucker at licking and biting my lips when I'm trying to concentrate at work. I don't really use lips balms as I find they can be a bit greasy and shiny (can someone please invent a matte lip balm?!) but this one by Dr Organics is a new firm favourite. It moistourises my lips without slipping and sliding all over the shot in the heat. The only downside is I desperately want to eat it!

Have you tried any of these products before? Did you like them as well?

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Ellé x

* Please note that although these products were gifted to me all opinions are my own.


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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Soft Luxe Collection





From left to right:  Enchanted Dreams Palette - Moonlit Walk, Cocoa Plum, Berry Souffle & Magic Carpet. Birthday Suite Palette - Marzipan, Toast, Cocoa Sugar & Soft Truffle
Piggy Bank
A few weeks ago now I got my hands on the new Soft Luxe Collection by Tanya Burr Cosmetics. I am a huge fan of the Tanya Burr Cosmetics range, and have countless lipglosses, palettes and nail varnishes to my name as they're all so beautiful, and this new collection is no different.

In the collection there are three matte liquid lipsticks, three matte nail varnishes and then the two eyeshadow palettes. They're all romantic, neutral shades with a bit of a pop in colour with two of the lipsticks. I decided to pick up the Birthday Suite and Enchanted Dreams palettes as well as the nail varnish in Piggy Bank.  I've literally been wearing the nail varnish and one of the palettes since I've brought them and I'm not even exaggerating! I have to say my personal favourite everyday combination has to be Marzipan all over the lid with Toast in the crease.

What I love about these products is how affordable they are with out loosing the beautiful packaging and most importantly high quality and pigmented products. The nail varnishes are £4.99 with the palettes and lipsticks at £5.99. At the time I got mine from Superdrug which had a 3 for 2 offer on as well, which is crazy!

I hope you've all had another great weekend.

Ellé x

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Embroidered Denim Jacket




For the last week we've actually had a bit of a summer although now it is very grey and miserable. These pictures were taken last week hence the beautiful sunshine!

This lace crochet insert dress is from Topshop and looks effortlessly boho. I teamed it with my new denim jacket from Primark which I'm in love with! It's got very cute embroidered flowers on the shoulders which just adds some fine details to the outfit. The Birkenstock-esque sandals are also Topshop with the Quay Australia dupe sunglasses (see blog post here) being from the children's section in Primark!

I hope you all had a good weekend, I'm just settling down to Jumanji and a cottage pie - perfect Sunday!

Ellé x
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