Monday, 9 May 2016

Ditch the Under eyes with Kiels - Debenhams Beauty

The past month or so I have really gotten into my skincare. It came about over a casual conversation between me and my friends about whether they had skincare regimes, and it dawned on me how atrocious mine was. I have been lucky enough to never really have bad breakouts, something which annoyingly is beginning to back track a little, so I have never had any real need to take great care of my skin. I sometimes didn't even take my make-up off before bed... (I know, I am so so so sorry...). However, these past four weeks have been a huge wake up call for me and it's incredible how much better my skin is for all of the effort I have been putting in every night. I will be doing a full skincare routine very soon, but I wanted to first off share one of my favourite products for improving your under eyes!

This new product I have been loving is Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with avocado from Debenhams Beauty - here. It has avocado oil in it, which makes it really lovely and cooling on the eyes, something I look for in any under eye or around eye product. I have very sensitive skin so for around my eyes especially I prefer products with more natural ingredients and little added extras for perfume etc. 

The consistency of the cream is on the thicker side, so it takes a little while to soak into your skin however I tend to put this on before I go to bed so this is preferable for me as it makes me feel like I am really giving my skin the hydration it deserves! I put this on as a final step to my night routine and then get straight into bed as it works its magic! A little goes quite a long way as well, so the little tub of product is justified for the number of uses you get out of it if you use it sparingly enough. This little beauty also comes in a larger size if you ended up loving it like me and eventually wanting to repurchase! 

The smaller size like this one is retailed at £20 and you get 14ml (but is currently on sale at Debenhams here! for £18), which is not awfully priced for something that is so simple to use but has such great effects on the appearance of your under eyes. Do let me know if you want me to do a before and after of a couple of weeks use on my twitter if this might be of interest! (make sure to follow me on twitter here). Dark under eyes have always bothered me and have frankly stopped me from being able to go more 'make up free' during the week, something I really wish I could do. I am really hoping that using this more frequently will allow me to feel more comfortable with my own skin, anyone else have this problem?

This little skincare gem was from Debenhams Beauty as I mentioned, and I have been browsing online at their skincare recently and I am definitely building up a hefty wishlist, especially when there are so many brands and products on one site, it's dangerous but absolutely great! Go and take a peek, I  dare you! (Go on... Click!). They also have a current promotion of £10 off when you spend £50 on Beauty and Fragrance, which is the perfect promotion to aid you starting up your own skincare regime if you were like me and are slacking a little on looking after your skin! Alongside the savings, if you sign up to Debenhams Beauty Club and gain three points for every pound which you can eventually redeem for money off other brands like M.A.C and Urban Decay when you've managed save up enough points! (even more of an excuse to treat yourself, so go on!).

Do let me know what you think of this post below and whether you'd like to see any more reviews up soon on the blog of any products I currently use!


H x

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Kendall and Kylie, Get The Look!

Hey lovelies! I had a thought the other day for over the next year or so when I get really blogging focused when I embark on my gap year. I was thinking some monthly/frequent features up on my blog might be a really great and relatable series of posts here on - I was thinking celebrity get the looks, alongside wish lists etc which you can all submit to me in the comments what styles/celebrities you'd like me to do next. What do you think?

I had to start off with the Jenner sisters, there is no doubt over their street style prowess and their social media popularity. I remember a few years ago I did a Kylie Jenner style lookbook, recreating some of her outfits, and its the most viewed post on my site so I thought this would be a really great place to start. 

Kendall Jenner is the epitome of model off duty, all of the time. She has effortlessly figured out how to look as if little effort has been put into the outfit, but it is being pulled off perfectly. Yes, they may have stylists, but this look is just too perfectly simple not to recreate. What makes Kendall's looks so easy to recreate, is the fact that she incorporates really simple elements into almost all of her day to day looks, that are ridiculously transferable to our everyday wear. If you read my last blog post then you'll know how much I love my leather trousers, I mentioned how flattering they are to your figure, alongside looking effortlessly chic. These Zara leather trousers are the perfect high street version of the oh so expensive I'm sure version that Kendall is wearing. The additional aspects of this look were really simple, and are most likely items which the majority of you may already have in your wardrobe, or at least a version of it. A simple grey jumper kept this look laid back and comfortable, alongside comfortable white trainers making this look really wearable for everyday. Go Kendall providing us with some realistic street style inspiration! A final touch to this simple look is a plain and perfectly formed cross body from ASOS.

Dungarees may remind your of your childhood, and don't worry they remind me of it as well and my inability to button up the clasps... However, dungarees seem to be flowing in and out of high street trends with Kylie Jenner joining in with this classic all black look. I remember really loving this street style when the paparazzi photos were over social media. It is again, a really wearable look in which you can style up like Kylie has with her heels, or dress down a little more with some flats. I've been deliberating as to whether investing in a nice pair of plain dungarees would be good for my wardrobe staples, as there are so many combinations for the top half! Kylie kept is super classic going for all black but you could always make it a little bit more spring and summer appropriate with a cropped white tee. The dungarees I chose were a steal from New Look, a plain black turtle neck is a staple basic for any wardrobe really as it adds a stylish edge to any simple outfit. Office had a really fantastic pair of heels to match the look that Kylie chose to go for here, but you could just as easily go for some boots or flats in order to make this look a little more wearable. 

This look is super summery, and I think may be a little optimistic for the UK, however it was too festival chic not to include in this list. This is another prime example of Kendall working some really simple outfit elements and accessorising them in a way that makes the outfit look much more high end (and yes I do know that this outfit most likely is very high end but we must try our best here in the normal world!). The super laid back feel of this outfit is what makes it so lovely, this is a look that  would flatter so many body shapes, its simply a pair of mom jeans and a bardot style crop top with the right accessories! These  Topshop mom jeans are a perfect match for the style that Kendall wears, the comfortable comfortable bardot crop (a really great investment for this summer by the way!) and a pair of detailed ankle boots. Super laid back, super simple. Rounded off with a pair of cool sunglasses you can't go wrong.

These were just a couple of my favourite street style looks from the stylish siblings, so do let me know your thoughts on these looks and who you'd like to see next! Do you like the idea of a regular feature?

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H x
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