Thursday, 12 September 2013

Country Classic

Autumn is here meaning heritage wear is back! I am ever so slightly obsessed with the classic style, featuring tweed, knitted jumpers and boots. The added bonus of heritage wear is warmth, covering yourself up with layer upon layer from the quilted gilet to the original Barbour jacket (if I could afford one!). 

For my outfit I teamed a white shirt and dark green gilet with denim shorts to create a more casual look. My scarf, from Primark, added a zing of colour to my clothes and the horse print featured on it meant it added to the persona of 'I'm off to ride my new pony' (something I can only dream of). Finally, my shoes. Featuring a bronze buckle to the side with a fairly masculine shape, these shoes are a great copy of Russell and Bromley's  'Grosvenor Double Monk Flatshoes' which I have been drooling over but reeling away from the price. Once again Primark is my friend meaning I got these gorgeous little shoes for a lovely little price. 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Clever Clinique

I get lots of problems with spots, and breakouts are my common enemy. I've tried countless different treatments from scrubs, gels and liquids, which helped a little but then the spots just kept recurring. 
However, this all changed when I discovered Clinique. My mum used it when she was my age and now I'm using it! They have a huge range of lotions and potions all around the mid-expensive price range, but they are certainly worth it! The system I use is their four step system which includes a facial foam wash, a liquid similar to a toner, moisturiser (which doesn't make you face oily)and spot treatment gel. 

I myself have sensitive skin but none of these steps irritated my face and you only need a little of each so it lasts for ages. 

As well as the four steps, I also use Clinique's concealer which helps to dry up your spots so is kind of like a fifth step. It comes in a range of neutral colours which is great for me as I have fairly pale skin. It is quite thick and does not work very well for circles under the eyes but is fantastic at covering blemishes!

Overall I highly recommend Clinique for anyone with spot problems as it will make your life so much easier, hassle free and clearer skin means more confidence.