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Outfit Post: Rosey skirt for summery days

29 Jul 2014

I love the summer! I've been bursting to get out every day, even just in the garden, to sit in the sun and eat ice lollies!

My summery outfit today is a floral midi skirt in rose print from ASOS - £30, black short sleeve crop top from New Look - £6.99, and sandals from Accessorize. The lollies are Waitrose Valencia orange and they are amazing! What a treat at £2.49 for 4

Rhodesian Handbag Competition for Charity

27 Jul 2014

A little while ago I blogged about a Charity 10k walk I'm doing with my Mum in 2 weeks for Marie Curie. Mum lost both her parents (my nanny and poppa) to cancer recently and Marie Curie was amazing at caring for them and helping the whole family through a really painful and challenging time. 

The gorgeous ladies at Rhodesian of Edinburgh caught wind of this and being incredibly generous, they have offered one of their beautiful satchels for a reader to win with proceeds going to Marie Curie for our charity walk! 

This satchel is the Jasmine in pale blue. It's a beautiful small satchel, perfect for the summer. Made by artisan leather crafters, this British-made satchel is unique in that it is wider than a traditional satchel, meaning you can store more suncream, lippies and other things in your bag whilst you go for your travels. It's worth over £100! 

Recognise the model too? This is beautiful Bethany Townsend, the model who became famous recently for posting a bikini photo wearing her colostomy bags, modelling the actual satchel you could win! 

So how can you win this beautiful, unique, £100 designer satchel? We're holding a raffle! 

What you need to do it head over to the Rhodesian of Edinburgh website and click collection. At the bottom of the page is the link to the raffle (or click here for a shortcut). All you do is buy a raffle ticket for £2.50 with all the money going to Marie Curie, and you will get a strip of 5 raffle numbers emailed to you by the Rhodesian team. Entries close at midnight on Friday 8th August, and the winner will be announced on Saturday 9th August, the day of my walk! That means for only £2.50 you have the chance to win yourself a Rhodesian of Edinburgh satchel! You can also enter as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning! 

Please note, you must be within the UK to enter or you will be charged a postage fee by the site automatically. 

Here's my Teddy sitting in my Rhodesian to tempt you! Good luck ladies and please dig deep to help me with my charity walk and to potentially win a beautiful handbag! 

Outfit of the day: Coral Shorts

It's been super hot and sunny! After spending a week in a hot office, I've been dreaming of going out in shorts. Thank god for ASOS's next day delivery! 

I'm wearing meadow flower lace hem shell top from Topshop £36, Coral Tailored shorts from ASOS £18 and some old, gold flip flops from Peacocks! 

Obviously Tiny Teddy need to get in on the action 

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Review: BIC Soleil Secret Shaver and Trimmer

15 Jul 2014

Shaving - it's not really a glam topic for a fashion and beauty blog is it? But as much as many of us want to spread the rumour that we naturally have smooth legs and underarms (as well as the rumour that we don't sweat, and yes we naturally are this blonde and tanned... ignore the biscuit smell), it's a fact of life that many of us spend hours of our lives shaving away unwanted hair. So... with that in mind, here's a review of a razor. 

This is the BIC Soleil Secret shaver and trimmer - a normal razor but with a graded bikini trimming attachment. Now I feel very awkward reviewing a razor which is designed for bikini lines so bear with me if that comes across! 

In the pack, you get two normal disposable razors in a beautiful glittery pink, and a trimmer attachment which slides over the normal shaving head. 

The razors are standardly good for BIC Soleil range - I have always enjoyed using these razors and find they never cut me (unlike the cheapies) as they have three blades in a head that moves with your body rather than a really mean rusty blade which hacks into your legs. There is also a strip infused with vitamin E to reduce irritation

The attachment when used trims hair down to 2mm, using a guide like men's electric shavers. This means it neatens up hairs in the bikini area ready for bikini season, allowing you to "sculpt" your hair into whatever daring or conservative style you want! 

Overall, if you're prepping for holiday or love swimming every week and you're looking for a good razor with a bikini line trimming option, this is something to definitely look into. Also for lovers of waxing, this could get you through the in-between waxing growth stage. (That's the awkward bit done I think).

These are normally £3.99, but at the moment they are on offer in Boots for £1.99 so snap some up for your holidays! 

Review: Ayurveda Pura skincare

10 Jul 2014

This is a long delayed post! Apologies.

A long while ago, I was sent some samples of Ayurveda Pura skincare. A bit of history: Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical system which holistically promoted health and wellbeing through yoga, meditation and alternative medicine. In line with this, initially you fill in a questionnaire to find out what your "type" is and then choose the skincare that matches. 

I tried the Daily Replenish Face Cream which is from the "Pitta" range for normal/sensitive skin.

The moisturiser contains Aloe Vera, Almond, Peach and Essential Oils of Rose, Neroli and Orange and states it is completely natural and handmade. This means it has quite a strong smell, but not overpowering. It reminded me of the smell of being at a spa, which must be a lovely reminder if you go to the Ayurveda spa. 

The moisturiser was really thick but sunk in very quickly. I found myself applying more than normal as my skin absorbed it so quickly. I found later in the day however, my makeup was slipping down and gathering around my nose which isn't usual so I wonder if it didn't react well to my oily skin. 

Overall, this moisturiser is really lovely for people who want natural skin products and maybe particularly for people who don't wear foundation as it gives a nice level of moisture without looking greasy. It's available for £29.13.

I also tried the Revitalising Body Lotion  for all skin types

This body lotion contains mandarin, juniper berry and lavender. It helps keep skin moisturised and toned and does sink in really nicely into my hands and legs. For me, again the smell was quite strong and I had to wash my hands after a while, but the formula was nice and if you like natural products but miss them having a smell this could be a good product for you. This cream is £16.63
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