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12 April 2016

Boohoo X Spring Suede // OOTD


I was recently contacted by Boohoo to take part in their Spring Suede campaign, which was super exciting! As suede is a major trend for this spring, they asked me to pick and style an item from the site to fit my look for this season.

I decided to pick out this fab suedette bag to style. The look I'm going for at the moment is quite neutral- lots of black, white and navy- mixed in with pops of colour, in particular pink. This day bag is the perfect addition to my wardrobe as it's simple and can be paired with just about anything. 

I love the versatility of the bag; with 3 different strap options (one is not pictured), you can wear it multiple ways, giving you a variety of looks. With a few day trips planned this spring, I needed a bag that's a good size to carry around a decent amount of junk and this one is great, not too big and not too small- great for a day at uni.

To complete my spring look, I went for a pair of loose fitting jeans and a white shirt- two staples for my spring uniform. I also threw on a bomber jacket and added some trainers to keep the look casual.

Bag: Boohoo*
Jeans: Topshop
Shirt: Topshop
Jacket: Topshop
Trainers: H&M

Let me know how you'll be styling suede this season and check out this great bag here over at Boohoo!

* bag was kindly sent to me from Boohoo

4 April 2016

Garnier Moisture Bomb Night Cream // Review

As someone who suffers from perpetually dry skin, I'm constantly on the lookout for new products to try tackle the problem. Whilst in Boots a few weeks ago, I came across a new product from Garnier targeted at dehydrated skin. With its promise of 'recharging, replumping and hydrating up to 10 layers of skin', I decided to give it a go and have been using it for just over a week now. 

I picked up the night cream version of the product as I felt that it would just be that little bit more moisturising as night creams usually are. As well as the promise of hydration, the cream's benefits also include anti-dullness, less irregularities and reduced fine lines. These are all achieved with the help of super fruit extracts, pomegranate and amla as well as plant serum.

The first thing I noticed about the product was it's gel-like texture. It felt a bit weird at first but I soon got used to it and its cooling effect on the skin. My skin absorbed the cream well as I rubbed it in, it didn't feel greasy or heavy. The texture almost became watery as I worked it into the skin, but again that's something I got used to. 

After using it for one day, I immediately noticed a difference in my skin. I often find that I never achieve lasting hydration with other creams and within a few hours, my skin is back to its usual dry texture. With this cream however, I woke up with my skin still feeling hydrated and smooth, leaving a nice base for me to apply my make up on to. The hydration seemed to last throughout the day, giving weight to Garnier's claim of 72 hours of continuous hydration. I wouldn't say that I personally would get 72 hours of hydration just from one application but I definitely was able to achieve moisturised skin for an extended period, which is very rare for me.

I'm super impressed with this cream and will definitely be trying out the day version to see if its just as good. It's very rare that I find a moisturiser as good as this for my skin as it's usually very stubborn when it comes to hydration! I would definitely recommend trying this out if you suffer from really dry skin as it's such a great product for the drugstore price!