28/08/2012

Benefit Beauties!


After going on holiday with my best mate and trying out her Benefit make-up, I couldn't wait to add it to my make-up collection. I have always been attracted to the eye catching packaging and have finally been converted. I firstly loved the product 'Brow zings'! Wow, it is heaps better than the pencil and brush I usually use. It is way more natural, it just blends perfectly. You use the soft wax using the angled brush to shape and define and then use the powder to fill in using the other brush. Even comes with a mini pair of tweezers! I just love this product, I have at last got perfect brows! Each Benefit product comes with instructions on how to use it so you can't go wrong.


I was also after a concealer that actually conceals dark circles and red patches. I have battled with all sorts of makes of concealer and have finally found the one! I couldn't believe that it actually completely gets rid of any bluey dark circles under the eyes. I was recommended the 'Perk Up Artist' complexion corrector!  It comes with three compartments, a corrector to neutralise red blemishes, a cover for dark circles and a brightener for the corners of your eyes to brighten tired eyes and give you an instant lift. At last no more red blemishes and dark circles!
I was also given this complimentary facial cream also to try out and it smells gorgeous, I put it on before I went to sleep last night and woke up with skin feeling really soft and hydrated. I wouldn't use it straight before you apply your make-up as it is very rich and needs time to soak into the skin, so before bed is perfect. Tessa was my beauty artist at House of Fraser in Bath (Jolly's) and couldn't have been more helpful advising me on the best product for what I needed it for and which would be best for my colouring. She even gave me a lesson on how to use the products.


Drop into your nearest Benefit Brow Bar for an instant make over! You don't even have to make an appointment. My nearest Bar is at Boots or Debenhams in Bath. Find your nearest one on the Benefit website. Also follow the Benefit Blog!



Happy Shopping!

Christina x

21/08/2012

STUDS U LIKE


Shirt - Bershka 
Denim Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Bershka


I am obsessed with studs at the moment and there is certainly no shortage of them in the shops, they are on everything! These were my purchases in Barcelona from one of my new found fave shops Bershka. Go check them out now if you haven't already heard of them, you will definitely find something you like. I knew I wanted to buy a white, studded collared shirt but when I saw these red slipper shoes I just had to buy them! I am always attracted to red shoes and I just love the smaller gold studs on them. My denim skirt is about 7 years old from H&M but it is a staple in my wardrobe and I love wearing it with this crisp white shirt. I will follow this look through to Autumn swapping the skirt for some skinny blue jeans.
Don't forget to go check out Bershka!
Happy Shopping!
Christina x

18/08/2012

Neon Lights - Barcelona





Neon Top - H&M
Black Shorts - H&M
Belt - Vintage (The Yellow Shop in Bath)
Sandals - Moda in Pelle
Bag - Warehouse
Jewellery - Vintage
Silver and Gold nail varnish - Topshop

Here is another of my outfits I wore in Barcelona. I don't usually wear clothes this bright but I am really attracted to the neon colours in the shops right now and they are great for summer holidays! I love the lace side panelling. I teamed my neon top with black shorts and my gold vintage belt for a contrasty look. I love these sandals I am wearing, I bought them two years ago in Moda in Pelle but every summer they return in the shop and you can get them in all different colours. They are a staple summer sandal, I especially love the patent black and snake skin effect. I like how versatile this outfit is, swap the flat sandals for some heels and with the gold accessories you are ready for a big night out!
Here is my favourite bag again, I promise I will use another bag in my next blog ;-)
It was IL scorchio today, I was able to wear my new shoes from Barcelona at last, makes a change from my wellies. Check out my next blog on my Barcelona purchases!

Happy Shopping!
Christina x


13/08/2012

Barcelona - how can I forget




Top - Stradivarius (Barcelona)
Shorts - Topshop
Sandals - Office
Bag - Warehouse
Watch - Michael Kors

This blog has taken a lot longer than expected after being knocked down with a bug, but I'm back and can't wait to show you my outfits I wore in Barcelona and my shopping finds from the beautiful city. 
Firstly Barcelona is a shoppers paradise! After discovering their high street stores Bershka and Stradivarius I was hooked. I wanted one of everything in both shops. If you want something a little different and affordable these two are my favourite shops. Keep an eye out for my blog on the clothes I purchased in Bershka.
I took a lot of shorts with me to Barcelona but I think these are my favourites from Topshop. I love the shade of green and especially love them with a cream top I bought in Stradivarius. I am loving the detailed cream and white tops around at the moment which I will definitely be carrying through to Autumn by wearing them with jeans. Teamed with my chunky sandals from Office I was set for the hot summer night. One of my best purchases this summer was my little green bag from Warehouse, I think you will have noticed by now that it tends to crop up in my blogs a fair bit :-) I just love the gold chain strap and quilted front. I also like to wear the two shades of green together.
I can't recommend Barcelona enough, sun, sea, sand, architecture and of course the fabulous shopping! It is a perfect trip away if you want a holiday that has everything.

Happy Shopping!
Christina x