Sunday, 25 September 2016

BEAUTY | AVENE HAUL

Avene has been a product I have used for a number of years now, if I had to estimate probably around four years. I was first introduced to them by accident then got to know more about the brand and their products during a blogger networking event. Over the last few years, I have suffered with psoriasis all over my body and although I have been prescribed ointments and creams to help soothe irritation Avene products have also worked wonders.  
The time came when all my skincare products had finished, is it just me or does this happen to everyone, everything you have seems to finish at exactly the same point? So I just had to go on a splurge in Boots, and whilst I bought my usual cotton pads, face wipes, sprays and other toiletries, I headed over to the Avene stand to get a few of my usual's and a few things I hadn't tried before. 

My Avene shopping list consisted of:
Eau Thermale Avene- Tolerance Extreme Creme
This is something I always need for my psoriasis and eczema, especially at this size that can just pop into my handbag. It is so rich and hydrating I would recommend it to anyone who wanted something for dry skin that is thick and keeps you moisturised all day.
Eau Thermale Avene- Tolerance Extreme Mask
I don't suffer with psoriasis on my face but from time to time I get dry skin, so make sure to keep this product stocked in my bathroom for when I need a holy grail product to give my skin life again. The mask doesn't leave your skin dry, it is recommended to leave the mask on for five minutes but I have found myself leaving it on for twenty minutes and boy does it do wonders for hydrating my skin. The mask is very thick which can be a bit daunting to some but really is worth it.
Eau Thermale Avene- Tolerance Extreme Emulsion
Avene Emulsions is probably my favourite from this haul, it is so hydrating but not as heavy as the cream so I can actually use it on my oily combination skin type when it is needed. This product is one that I can use morning and night, and is a constant repurchase product. Very worth the hype and the product. 
Eau Thermale Avene- Hydrance Optimale*
Now this is something I was sent and boy was it not a good match, the hydrance optimale is meant to be a hydrating skin tone perfecter and I was told it was meant to be suitable for all skin tones, which I was already hesitant about... How can one product match every skin tone....hmmm? So once the product turned up at my door, I eagerly tried it on and was seriously disappointed. Mainly because I was left grey and ashy. Even on a second and third attempt I was still turning into a ghost version of me that I met previously whilst trying this product.  
All of these products can be purchased from Boots.com,  And that;s it the end of the haul!

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Sunday, 4 September 2016

FASHION | NEW LOOK

Autumn is approaching thick and fast, and the summer nights becoming a thing of the past. Soon we will be saying hello to the shorter days and the longer nights, for me Autumn is definitely one of my favourite seasons! The leaves start to drop and in comes the warmer colours of fall- forest greens, navy blues, burgundy reds and rustic oranges. 

So I thought now we have officially entered Autumn, why not have a look around the shops online and see what's new into the stores- starting off with New Look. Although this post is technically a wishlist, I tried to combine it as a outfit post at the same time, showing you all something I would wear during the colder months. 

For this outfit I chose to stick to the theme that pops up every year and that is checkered shirts, but instead of going with the usual red lumberjack colours, I decided to opt for this khaki cropped hem shirt. To go with this beautiful coloured shirt, I decided to pair it with this loose fit ripped mom jeans, mom jeans have easily became a fast trend setter in the last few years, and we all know they are comfy as hell! Everyone knows I am a sucker for a bomber jacket, and I know I am not the only one. Everyone and their mum loves a good old bomber, and that's because it goes with everything. This particular black long-line drawstring bomber is a little different to your average jacket. I love this particular one for it cheap and cheerfulness as well as its simplistic design. To put the whole outfit together I thought I would choose two options for footwear either to take you from day to night- or for those who prefer flats over heels etc. The trainers of choice are these simple white metal trim trainers, I picked these for the day look because I always wear flats, you would hardly ever catch me wearing heels. These trainers are a easy piece to add to an outfit, whilst the light brown metal trim Chelsea boots  have a bit more flair and character to then which can easily be worn day or night. 

I have always preferred more relaxed casual looks over anything else, if I'm not in my comfort zone then I never feel truly myself. 

That;s it there you have it, my one look that can take you from day to night during Autumn 2016!

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