Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fashion | Peacock Kimono.

kimono just for 5 pounds cheap clothes

How gorgeous is this Kimono? Shamefully, this is the first Kimono I've owned and I'm left thinking why haven't I got one before? They're lightweight, flowy and just perfect for the summer.

I was recently sent this Peacock Kimono from the lovely Stephanie at JustFor5Pounds, needless to say; it was love at first sight. I love the vivid blues and greens, and I can't believe how bright they are. The material is very lightweight and suprisingly doesn't feel cheap, despite the £5 price tag! BARGAIN. I love how versatile this is, you can easily wear it at the beach during the day and then dress it up for a summers evening.

Everything on the JustFor5Pounds website is £5, you can find some pretty good bargains and there are plenty of hidden gems! I'd definitely recommend them; shipping was fast & exellent quality clothing at a bargain price.

You can buy the kimono here, at you guessed it... £5.

How would you style this up?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lifestyle | Depression - Robin Williams.

How many times have you looked at someone, or heard of someone who has depression and thought how can they be depressed? Or they don't look depressed? 

With the news of Robin Williams' death circulating the web, it's hard to miss the suicide speculation. I for one, didn't even know that Robin suffered from severe depression. 

This terrible news goes to show that to the outside world, you may seem like you have everything but you can still be dying inside. 

It can happen to anyone, no matter what status you have in life. 

That is something I wish people would realise. You may not physically be able to see the pain of mental health, but that doesn't make it any less real. 

The only good thing that can come of this is that it will help to highlight mental health a little more. I don't mean that in a morbid way either, I just hope it creates more awareness. 

If you or anyone you know suffers from depression or any other mental health disease, please try and get help. Talking helps, a lot.


Saturday, August 09, 2014

Beauty | Micellar Water: L'Oreal VS Garnier.

Micellar Water has stormed the beauty world; becoming one of the most popular products amongst beauty bloggers. Not only are they incredibly affordable, they're definitely your best friend on those lazy skincare days.

I'd ummed and arred for a while about trying the Bioderma Micellar Water but the price put me off. I then came across the L'Oreal Paris 'Skin Perfection' 3 in 1 Micellar Solution last year, retailing at £4.99 for 200ml, I thought why not give it a try? 

First thoughts were great; it removes makeup well, although it does take a little bit of effort to remove mascara. I've very sensitive skin, and was surprised that this didn't cause me any breakouts or sting like many other products I've used. My skin doesn't feel greasy at all after using this, but I do find it can be a little drying. I've seen a lot of people complain about the packaging, saying the large nozzle causes a lot of product wastage. Personally, I haven't has this issue and I love the neat little rectangle shape of the bottle. It's easy to use, and does the job. 

I didn't come across the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water until last month, retailing at £4.99, the same price as the L'oreal, but you get double the product. BARGAIN.

Again, this product works well; in my opinion it removes makeup better than the L'oreal one. I feel I don't have to wipe as hard, it sweeps across the skin easily and I use a lot less product. The product feels lighter on the skin, and actually leaves me feeling cleaner. There is no irritation, and again no breakouts, yay.  I love the packaging, the pink lid is super cute and the small nozzle allows for less wastage. 

Both of these products actually have the same ingredients but personally for me, I prefer the Garnier solution; it's more cost effective and it removes my makeup better. Since using the product everyday, along with my moisturiser, my skin feels smoother, softer and firmer, a definite improvement compared to the same routine with the L'oreal alternative. You can buy both products from the Boots website.

Have you tried Micellar Water? Which is your favourite?
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