28/11/2012

Soap & Glory 'Whipped Clean' and ' Smoothie Star' Review




Just the most perfect duo for me by far (body wise). As I mentioned in my video, which I will link at the end, it just leaves your skin feeling so moisturised! The two of them put together seem to push all my sensory buttons. They smell, feel, and I want to say taste, because they really do smell good enough to eat (BUT DON'T!) amazing! I just feel like my longing for a good shower and body butter combination days are well and truly over. There is absolutely no doubt that I will go back again and again to repurchase these bad boys because they're that good! So much so that even if I drop a bit in the shower, it pretty much breaks my heart. They are on the more expensive side of the general shower gel and body butter spectrum but in terms of Soap and Glory, they are pretty cheap I'd say. The shower butter is £8.00 and the body buttercream is £10.50, but in my eyes it's most definitely money well spent. 


'Whipped Clean' Shower Butter


This beautiful product here is simply amazing. As I mentioned in my video, I've never actually had a shower product that's really had any effect on the feeling of my skin, yes it's made me smell nice, but never has it had a massive impact on my skin. However this product does remarkable things, makes me smell amazing and makes my skin feel amazing, moisturised, nourished and actually lasts for a while without leaving a nasty film on my skin. I've been using it for maybe a week and a half to two weeks now, and I wouldn't say I've used a lot of the bottle, yet I'm already getting paranoid that I will run out, explaining why I now own 3 of them! If you don't like sweet smells, then (unfortunately) this isn't the product for you as the smells of almond, pistachio and sweet vanilla are all quite overpowering but not in a bad way, if you are one of those people who didn't bode well with sweet smells then I'd just stick to the products that have that classic S&G smell. 

'Smoothie Star' Body Buttercream



Even the name of it sounds edible! It, like the 'Whipped Clean', smells good enough to eat! They work in a very similar way in that they have similar textures, very thick, but very light and airy (comparable to whipped cream) and it feels exactly the same on the skin. It's extremely moisturising but at the same time it doesn't feel heavy, greasy or sticky on the skin and it sinks in beautifully and almost instantly!

I don't have any complaints, or anything bad to say about these products in the slightest! And it's imperative you all go out and buy some now!

xx
Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsMzHyNZtUQ

25/11/2012

The LGD - The (not so little) Grey Dress



Right so to start off, not so long ago I wouldn't have been caught dead in a midi or a maxi length dress. I used to associate them with being quite granny-esque and a bit ick. But having started off with baby steps in the summer, wearing my beautiful Zara maxi skirts, I've started really quite liking the length, and I think for my figure, they are really quite flattering, covering up all my lumps and bumps! I spotted this one in Topshop recently and I thought, what the hell, I'll just try it on and see how it goes. While I was in the (ginormous) queue for the changing rooms, I was picturing in my head all the different things I could pair with this outfit. Because of it's colour and because it's so basic, the possibilities are endless in the outfits you could piece together with this dress as the centrepiece. All my clothes have prints, or motifs or are just so busy that I could never get away with wearing them more than once in one week (after being washed of course!) or without having to wear them with the same thing I usually wear with them. It was beginning to really aggravate me , so I decided that plain and basic was the way forward. That's why I love this dress so much, it's so versatile! Below I've included two of many ways that I would wear this dress just by changing whats on top:



Sorry for the awful phone quality photos! But as you might be able to see, the first picture is the dress by itself, just with some tights and my black Topshop 'Mighty' boots and the rose gold necklace I'm wearing in the bottom left. Simple yet effective I think. The next is a dressier option with my old Topshop sheer navy blue polka dot shirt over the top. Perfect for a night out or a date. Then the last outfit (bottom right) is a more casual approach. I've teamed the LGD with a checked/flannel shirt which I think is my favourite look. Bit grungy but slightly 'feminine-d' up with the dress. Now you can see my love for this dress and the different and diverse ways of styling it. Definitely going to look for more of these styles of dress. Just goes to show that stepping out of you style comfort zone could work out for the best! 
xoxo