23 May 2013
The hunt for the easy coral polish is done. I trekked around Boots for a full hour with a handful of variations on the same shade from different brands, Sally Hansen won out.
Get Juiced is a really creamy pinky coral colour that looks amazing with a tan. I am sadly without the tan, but it still looks pretty good with my skin tone. It's quite a cool shade so it means us pale people can try to rock it just as well as those blessed with some natural touch of sun.
Two coats and it is fully opaque, the wear is amazing. Lasted around five days on a very casual schedule before it was too badly chipped. It's the first from the brand I've tried, but I'm pretty eager to add a few extra shades to my arsenal from the Complete Salon Manicure range.
20 May 2013
Face full of freckles as well as very sensitive-to-the-sun skin means UV & full sun protection are kind of essential to me. The Estée Lauder Daywear UV Protection* has SPF 50 multi protection in the light weight, moisturising cream.
I've been using it religiously under my make up as my day time moisturiser. It leaves skin feeling soft, with quite a shiny result, so powder as a minimum is definitely necessary. This is strictly for sun protection, so it isn't going to act as a subtle make up booster.
It's been having the trial under the very English few days of sun that just passed us. It's never too young to start a basis of sun protection especially if you happen to be fair and prone to sunburn like myself. There's only so much you can say about the basics of sun cream, but as face products go - I've had absolutely no problems with this. Using body cream on my face has me prone to breakouts in the past, but a lightweight, easy application goes pretty far with this stuff.
Being from the house of Estée Lauder means it's not the easy access high street prices, £33 for this high end sun cream. Sun cream prices seem to sky rocket every year anyway, but I wholly admit that I wouldn't casually add this to my basket with the price tag! Results are great (may not be as visible as the newest foundation..) so if you have the budget, it's definitely worth it.
17 May 2013
These picks from House of Fraser balance out day to night pretty well, the patterned Mango dress is the easy day option and pretty cute with the Peter Pan collar to top it off. The striped French Connection dress is so very me - I have a thing for stripes - but the glitter means I can take it out into the night. And finally, the TFNC dress, a brand which I always spot great stuff from but am yet to own anything by them. I love the swing look of this dress, casual night or easy day, I just think it would fall beautifully.
And, to go with all the above, I would more than happily pick the Michael Kors Jet Set tote - my lust have bag for the past year or so now. Would be the perfect go with everything, chuck everything in handbag, without being too brash 'hey I'm a designer bag' bag.
Heading to a completely casual 35degree week in Austin, Texas as this post goes up! Hoping to track down some more staple dresses, skirts, designer bags and maybe see some sights... If there's time.