Friday, 13 January 2017

2017 Skincare Bucket List

    Skincare is a big obsession of mine. I love trying out new products and seeing what works well with my skin. Here are some products that I want to try this year...

1. Total Moisture, Benefit, £29.50-
    Living in England, where it is particularly cold this time of the year, means I am alway conscious of keeping my skin hydrated to avoid it becoming dry. Keeping your skin hydrated will give the appearance of  your face being plumped, of course, less wrinkly in the feature. I have heard so many great things about this moisturiser and I am considering picking this one up when my current moisturiser runs out. 

2. Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner, Kiehl's, £16.50-
    It is important to tone after cleansing, to replenish your skin with the goodness that your cleanser whipped away. Toner can give your skin smoothing agents, antioxidants and also hydrate your skin too, improving the overall appearance. I am a big fan of Kiehl's skincare, I could not live without many of their products. This toner is meant to be perfect for sensitive and dry skin, which sounds ideal for my skin. This one is slightly milder than their other toners, this would be great for my skin as it has been slightly sensitive recently. This product is produced from the finest gentle herbal extracts for a gentle, soothing and balancing effects. 

3. Aloe Soothing Night Cream, The Body Shop, £14- 
    A night cream is great to use at the end of your night time skincare routine, allowing you to wake up looking fresh and moisturised the next morning. The aloe vera is greatly formulated for sensitive skin and is made from natural ingredients. After testing this on my hand in store, this is definitely a product I will be picking up this year. 

4. Masque Bar, Luminizing Charcoal Peel Off Mask, £9.99 -
    This product is a charcoal peel off face mask, that removes all the rubbish in your pores. I have tried charcoal face masks in the past that have been good; however, this one is meant to remove absolutely EVERYTHING. Although, some people may find this product absolutely disgusting, I find this type of thing ever so satisfying and cannot wait to try this mask!

5. Camomile Silky Cleansing Extract, The Body Shop, £12-
    When removing my makeup I want it to be quick, easy and have no traces of makeup left on my face once I am done. As my sister has this product I have tried it out a few times, it is prefect and just wipes everything away so efficiently. You can also use this on your eyes as it is so gentle on the skin. The smell of this cleansing oil is gorgeous, making this product even more luxurious. My sister hates me borrowing this product but I just can't help it. I guess it is time for me to get my own!

6. Clear Difference, Advanced Blemish Serum, Estee Lauder, £61-
    My skin can be really red, which I hate, and this serum is meant to clean this up. Estee Lauder serums are known for being amazing so this product mine at some point in 2017. This serum is meant to work quickly allowing you to see visible differences to your skin. Although this product is slightly on the pricey side, really is meant to work wonders. 

7. Special Cleansing Gel, Dermalogica, £28-
    This is another cleanser that has been very popular across the internet. I have had my eye out for a long time now, I just finally think I should take the plunge this year and see what all the fuss is about. 

8. Superskin Eye Cream, Liz Earle, £35 - 
    I am a huge fan of eye creams and finding a good one can really be a lifesaver. The skin around your eyes is very delicate and is a key area that is prone to wrinkles, under eye bags and dryness. Having a good eye cream can combat some of these issues, giving you the appearance of being awake and hydrated. I often use Liz Earle products so have been curious to try this one out. 

    What products do you want to try this year? Have you tried any of these? What did you think? 

Lots of love, 
Cloudie x

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Better Than A Basic White Tee

    A white tee is a must have in every girls wardrobe!  This piece is so simplistic and equally as versatile. Outfit decision have been made so much easier on these dark winter mornings by throwing on a white tee. Here are some options to mix up your white tee wardrobe and add a little twist on the everyday classic. 

Pull&Bear - £12.99
Sewn in-
    Embroidery is currently a massive trend and has been popping up everywhere. The subtlety of embroidered words adds a little novelty to the simple white tee. A range of embroidery pieces from flowers to words.
Topshop - £22
Torn up tee-
    I must admit that this torn up tee is one I have had my eyes on for a while now. The grungy element of the rips add an edgy feel to the piece. You can easily DIY this one, with a plain white tee and a pair of scissors. You can have some fun with layering this ripped tee too by creating larger rips revealing a lace bralet. Just make sure it doesn't turn out like something from Mean Girls, maybe Regina George pulled it off but I am not sure we all can.

Missguided - £15
What a frill-
    This twist on the classic white tee definitely has a classy feel to it. Feminine frills and ruffles is currently a huge trend. Why not add it to your white tee collection? 

Levi's - £20
Graphic tee -
    For a more playful look, a graphic tee is what you need.  Being both quirky and chilled out, this tee speaks for itself, adding a fun twist to your outfits. There is a vast range of graphic tees out there; from the classic logo tees (Levi's, Calvin, ect.), to band tees. These white graphic tees can be subtle, or as wild as you like.

Missguided - £12

Harness front-
    The front harness detail of this piece constructs a 'badass' and seductive vibe to this not-so-basic white tee. Despite this, the piece can be worn causally.

Missguided - £10 
Back detail -
    Although you may not be able to see what all the fuss is about when you look straight into the mirror, this one is definitely adds effortless style to your outfit. This tee has a slightly intimate feel, as it reveals the back,; however, is also perfect for day to day wear.

    I wear white tees religiously so, I enjoy adding a little something special to this basic piece. What's your favourite throw on item?

Lots of love,
Cloudie x