Wednesday, 27 May 2015

What's New in My Shower.


My bathroom is easily my favourite room in my house. It was the first room we transformed when we moved and I love nothing better to chill in my bath or have a hot shower. I find it so relaxing being in a gorgeous bubble bath or washing away the days make up with a beautiful cleanser. 

In my family home, I grew up with no shower and only a bath, which meant getting up a lot earlier than I would have liked to get myself freshened up for the day ahead. I now couldn't live without a shower at least once a day, and my sparkly new showerhead from Mira Showers* which has four different settings - amazing. I've been using a few different shower gels at the moment, Original Source and The Body Shop, to name a few. I've recently been trying out my Soap & Glory Shower Butter, which I actually got for Christmas. It's a gorgeous thick shower cream and leaves my skin incredible soft and of course, smells amazing too.

As I've raved about baths, I couldn't not mention my favourite highstreet bubble bath, I love lots of Sanex products, but the Pro Hydrate Bath Foam is lovely and provides plenty of bubbles without drying my skin out. I use the formula for very dry skin, which keeps my skin happy and prevents it from dehydration.

Next up are my latest skincare obsessions. Vichy have brought out an incredible range at Escentual. The range is designed to help remove the pollution from your skin, from the busy day in the city. I've been using these as a double cleanse for a good month or so now and I still can't get enough. I use the Beautifying Cleansing Miceller Oil* to initially take off my make up. This is a gorgeous cleansing oil which takes off every ounce of make up. I then cleanse my skin with the Fresh Cleansing Gel*, which is a thicker consistency and massages into the skin perfectly. Considering how sensitive my skin is, these haven't irritated it at all and I think my skin is looking happier than it has been in a long time.

Finally I've switched up my shampoo again and I couldn't be happier. The Body Shop Ginger shampoo not only smells like a dream but cleans my hair so well. I've actually been able to get away with leaving my hair an extra day before washing. And I'm pleased to say it lives up to it's name, not a dandruff flake in sight.

Katie xx

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cream - Marie Antoinette.


Something a little naughty may have happened... You know how much I adore Charlotte Tilbury make up and when the new cream eye shadows hit the shelves I knew I need one. I wandered into Selfridges beauty floor (which is always a bad idea for my bank balance) and spent a good 15 minutes umming and ahhring over which shade I wanted. I eventually decided on Marie Antoinette and I've never looked back.

Marie Antoinette is a gorgeous champagne-gold cream shadow, which is easily buildable to create a more intense gold. I'm really into block eye colours at the moment and this is no exception. Despite it being one shade, it's a colour that creates the illusion of wearing a few different shades, especially in the crease. 

I've never been a huge fan of the cream texture as they've always creased on my lids, however this is a complete game changer. The staying power in incredible, even worn alone or used as a base shadow with my other CT shadows. I can't wait to try some more colours in the range.

Have you tried the new cream shadows?

Katie xx

Friday, 22 May 2015

OOTD: Pineapple Pop.


Jacket & Bag - Primark
Top - Zara
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Boots - New Look

I've been hunting for a summer jacket for some time, so when I spotted this gorgeous oversized black blazer reduced to £5 in Primark I know my prayers had been answered. This has become my go-to outfit and I just love how casual but sophisticated it is. I'm all about the monochrome (still) but I love the pop of colour my pineapple bag gives. Hopefully I will be able to rock a lighter jacket over the next few months if the sun manages to make an appearance - fingers crossed.

Katie xx