Friday, 31 October 2014

Moroccan Natural Skincare

Natural Rhassoul Clay
Pearl Powder - £15.00

When it comes to skincare, for me, the more natural it is the better. Ever since discovering my skin allergy, I have been encouraged to use products with the least amount of ingredients and chemicals. I had not ever heard of Moroccan Natural before and I was really intrigued to try these two items out.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Fashion Blah Blah Blah: A/W Finds

Although my blog has focused solely on beauty for the past 3 years, I have recently decided that I'd like to incorporate a few fashion posts into the mix. Of course I'm no expert in style but I thought I'd give it a try. To start, this is somewhat a collective A/W haul of pieces I have picked up in the recent mid-season sales and for general seasonal wear. I'd love to know what you think of this different take to my blog and if you'd like me to do more!

River Island blouse - £38 £15

I must admit I don't browse in River Island as much I should do. When I noticed that their sale had started I thought there was no harm in taking a peek. I only managed to find one item that I really loved, which was this floral blouse. It is one size too large but I couldn't let it go! This looks great paired with black trousers or a skirt.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

5 Blogs You Should Read

1. Lily Melrose - Beauty
I have followed Lily for a couple of years or so now and I have to say I'm a true LLYMLRS fan girl. Lily is a fashion and beauty blogger and Youtuber with a unique style and down to earth perspective on life. She writes great reviews that get straight to the point without all the unnecessary  and I adore her photography.

2. KB Eats - Food
Admittedly I only discovered Karishma this month but I immediately fell in love with her blog. KB Eats is a food blog that is sure to get your taste buds excited. Karishma features some amazing recipes and her photographs are good enough to eat. With step by step instructions, she shows you how to create some wonderful dishes.

3. Beauty Crush - Style
Sammi is another fashion/beauty blogger who I have been following for a while now. I have always admired her style, it's so effortless yet she always manages to look amazing. She certainly knows how to put an outfit together, whatever the season and whatever the occasion.

4. Blogilates - Fitness
About a year and a half ago I was eager to get in shape and shift some unwanted weight but I knew I wouldn't ever invest in a gym member ship and I needed to find something that suited my schedule. I first came across Cassey on Youtube, however I love to read her blog for inspiring diet plans and healthy post work out recipes.

5. A Thrifty Mrs - Money
If you know me personally, you'll know I'm a saver not a spender. This blog is great for money saving tips and tricks that'll help you manage your everyday spending. Anything from your weekly food shop to financing a holiday, she's got some damn good advice. Thrifty has also featured on Channel 4's 'SuperScrimpers'.

Tamara x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Halloween at LUSH

(Left to Right)
Wizard bubble bar - £3.25
Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar - £3.50
Lord of Misrule bath bomb - £3.50

I think we all get a little excited when it's that time of year when Lush gets all festive, ready for Halloween and Christmas. I certainly was and I decided to pick up a few spooky treats while I could. Throughout the month I have enjoyed using these three bath time terrors and I really wish I had picked up more as they are limited availability until the 31st. 

'Wizard' was certainly a wise choice, this is a lovely bubble bar that crumbles so effortlessly under the tap. It gives bath water a vibrant purple tint with a touch of shimmer and of course a lot of bubbles! Infused with Ylang Ylang, Juniperberry and tangerine oil, this was a real delight. The 'Sparkly Pumpkin' was my least favourite of the three, although I couldn't take my eyes of it's golden wonderfulness, the overpowering citrus scent wasn't really my cup of tea. I also found this bubble bar much harder to crumble and chunks of the product remained in the bath. However, I wouldn't knock it entirely, it releases a fresh aroma and gives the water a tinged sparkle but I wouldn't repurchase this for myself. Finally, my absolute favourite of the bunch, 'Lord of Misrule'. I love a good old bath bomb and this one really took me by surprise. I immediately fell for the scent of vanilla and Patchouli which are just made for each other. Initially I thought this would give me a Hulk green bath until the bomb bursts from within, revealing a wine centre - I also was not expecting the popping candy! 

You only have over a week to grab these Halloween treats, don't miss out!

Tamara x