For this post I decided to do a product review of something that I have been using for a while. This is actually my first product review as such and the product that inspired this post is the L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Liquid Care for combination skin.
For a little background on my skin type, I have combination skin so oily t zone and then dry patches on my cheeks and lately the dry patches had got a lot worse which is what started me looking for a new moisturiser. From the reviews I had seen online as well as the offer that was on in Boots at the time (no lie) I bought this one. I am always nervous with new skin care that it will lead to me breaking out but luckily this did not happen.
I found that it was really moisturising but due to picking the one for combination skin I was not more oily which is a problem I have found with just picking a really rich moisturiser in the past. Also it dried on my skin really fast so I wasn’t waiting around before I put on my makeup which is always a bonus.
Overall I recommend this product it goes on well under make up and has helped calm my skin down recently.
Well here goes my first haul on my blog and for it I decided to do a shoe haul. Now these were not bought all at the same time. I have purchased these over the last few weeks as the weather has finally warmed up in England and I needed new shoes that were not boots.
The first pair of shoes I got was this pair of blue flats from New Look. With these I was drawn to the muted blue colour and thought they would be good for work instead of just wearing black shoes all the time to mix it up a bit.
The next pair of shoes I got was a pair of classic sandals for the summer as I needed a new pair as my last pair of sandals were worn out from the years before. I decided to go with the tan colour as I thought they would go with a lot. These were from Dorothy Perkins.
I finally treated myself to a pair of new gym shoes. I got these from the Nike outlet in resorts world for an amazing price and I am in love with these.
The next pair are a pair of Vans I found when looking around T K Maxx. I never find anything in there so was very happy to find these and in my size! I thought these were perfect for summer.
And at last the final pair and I think my favourite actually, these are a pair of vans that I picked up in resorts world the same time as the Nike’s. I love the dark grey and mint colour combination and can not wait to wear them.
This past weekend was a bank holiday weekend, which meant no work on Monday!
On Saturday I had quite a lazy day really. I went into town and did some shopping for some summer pieces. Then in the afternoon went to the gym . Saturday was my lazy day out of the weekend.
Sunday morning my friend Eve and I went out for breakfast, I have never gone out for breakfast really apart from when I was on holiday so it was quite the treat. After our lovely breakfast and a few cups of coffee and we hit the road.
We went on a little road trip to Resorts World in Birmingham, this is somewhere where we had always said we would go but never got round to actually going to. It was safe to say I was very excited but didn’t really know what to expect there. There was quite a few shops there that I have never been to such as Gap, Vans and Nike factory due to this and the outlet prices I did a lot of shopping. With the back of the Eve’s little car filled with bags we then headed home.
Bank holiday Monday, now this was my favourite day out of the weekend actually if I had to pick one.
Ash and I went to Wales for the day to have a beach day. It was very relaxing and we got lucky with the weather as it was supposed to rain but didn’t.
We walked around the little towns, strolled along the beach in which we saw so many cute dogs and of course had fish and chips, it would have been rude not to. It was the perfect day finished off with an ice cream, as I don’t think I would have gotten him to go home with out one.
That concludes my weekend, hope you had a lovely time as well!
For today’s post I decided to write about one of my favourite things apart from coffee on a Monday morning, and that is picking my outfit to wear to the office that day. I love getting a little dressed up I will admit, which is good as where I work its more on the smart side.
Today I wore my new trouser from Dorothy Perkins, I mainly play it safe and wear plain black trousers but, I was drawn to these and how different they were. To pair with it I wore a black top to balance out the trousers. For shoes I wore a pair of black flats as I am no good in heals.
Back in February on my birthday I went to the little dessert shop for the first time with my mom and it was amazing! I had never been before and it was a restaurant for desserts!
We both had waffles which aren’t just any waffles and I found my new favourite place to go to. However I have never been since (sadly).
The other day as a family we went again to a different one, due to one opening up closer to us this is very exciting to me it’s just down the road now eekkk!
As you could imagine I was not going to pass up an invitation to go to that happy place any time soon. So we went and of course I had another waffle and it was beautiful, but I was very full afterwards. Now, I did take a while to choose but I had a red velvet waffle as I love red velvet anything.
And here it is!
I can highly recommend going to one if there is one near you. I for one am already thinking of a reason to go back.
The past weekend at our house we celebrated Easter. Which I mentioned in my previous blog post was one of my favourite holidays to celebrate. Now what I left out of the blog post that it is a certain cat’s favourite as well that being my cat Lily.
Now, I’d like to think she likes this holiday as it means I am at home to play with her for 4 days straight and I am sure she likes that part as the whole family is home. But unfortunately, the favourite part for her and the reason she likes it so much is the foil wrapping off the Easter eggs.
Yes that’s right. She loves to play with the foil wrappers off the Easter egg. So when you have finished your Easter egg, she likes (and demands) you roll it into a ball and throw it for her as you would a toy ball. She will then go on to chase that round the whole house for ages.
Before you think “oh poor cat! Does she not have any toys to play with?”
Yes, yes she does!
Over the years I have bought loads of different toys for her, in fact the cat needs a toy box to keep them all in. Don’t get me wrong she will play with her actual toys also, she just typically prefers the foil wrapper made into a ball instead of an actually toy ball for a cat.
Besides from Christmas, Easter is one of my favourite holidays for the opposite reasons of why I love Christmas. I love how relaxed it is. I mean at our house anyway, it is a weekend we spend together as a family. Due to work schedules that doesn’t happen a lot and just relax over a 4 day bank holiday weekend. During this we have chocolate Easter eggs that we would have bought for each other the weekend or two before there’s no stress around it.
So far over the weekend, I have gotten chance to rest and have a lie in, as well as spend some time with family and friends. Both with spending time at home just relaxing and catching up on things and going out shopping with friends.
My outfit today, being Easter Sunday I wore a grey jumper as it is still cold here in England at the moment, that has a bunny on it. I had to wear today obviously. With it I kept it simple (and warm) with some dark wash skinny jeans.
Going to the gym has been a part of my life for almost a year and a half now but not something I have talked about much on my blog. Mainly just because I didn’t really think to, but today I have decide to do a blog post on what I wore to the gym. As work out wear is one of my favourite things of working out if I’m honest.
For my outfit I wore my favourite gym leggings, finding a good pair of workout legging was something I had struggled with but I love these from Nike. I wore a usa pro black sports bra which is a favourite of mine. Over that I wore a pink top from Nike as I loved the colour.
Spring is here and it is currently sunny and warm outside, in England can you believe it! Due to this I was in a very summery mood, this reflected on my choice in colours when I got my nails done this morning. As always I got shellac put on my natural nails.
I went for a pale pink with pink glitter and stones, my favourite part is the half and half detail on the ring finger with stones in the middle. I have not had that before and love how it looks.
I always feel in spring and summer I go for more ‘pretty’ colours, by that I mean pastels and more colours that I would consider my favourite e.g. lilac, mint green and pale pink rather than dark reds and navy.
Any way enough babbling here they are
I hope you like them as much as I do and let me know what your favourite colour to have your nails is?
This was the final day of the London trip. Firstly we packed up and dropped off our suitcases at the train station so we didn’t have to carry them around all day, as we decided to take the later train back to get another day. Once we dropped our suitcases off we went down the King Cross station to see platform 9 and 3/4, as a Harry Potter fan from a very young age I was very excited to see it, from there I got a keyring to go on my car keys.
We then took the tube again (I couldn’t get enough) to the Tower bridge as Eve and myself have been to London a couple of times throughout the years but have never been to see Tower Bridge and what is that side of London.
It was such a lovely day it felt like a summer’s day we got very lucky there. Of course we walked over Tower bridge it was beautiful, had some chips by the river and had good walk around. Due to the warm sunny weather we did spend most of the afternoon walking around outside making the most of it. Before we went back however we did go shopping (again) from this trip I got a blouse from Zara for work which is very pretty. Then had some dinner and headed to the train station to go home. We were both very sad that our holiday was over, but at the same time I was ready to go back and see Lily of course.
That finishes of my London travel blog series I hope you enjoyed.