My favourite skincare products

I thought it was about time I do a post on my favourite skincare products that I use, so behold, I bring you my Top 7 must have skincare products I can’t live without at the moment!

I have never been an avid skincare user, I would always cleanse my face and moisturise day and night but that was about it. However since I have started blogging, I have been lucky enough to be sent quite a few products, which in turn got me more and more interested in looking after my skin and trying the various weird and wonderful products on the market.

I think there is a weird sort of distrust with the beauty industry in which we all just think it’s all fake and doesn’t actually work.. but there are genuinely good products out there and these have been tried and tested by myself and I love them so I hope you will too 🙂

I thankfully haven’t begun to see wrinkles yet, but the best way to prevent them is by using anti-ageing products so I have started to try anything that claims to anti-age. Wrinkles are easy to delay and prevent from appearing but once you’ve got them they can be super hard to get rid of. So believe me even if you’re under 20 I would highly recommend using products to prevent those lines!

1. Clinique Freshly Pressed 7 day treatment £25 

I loved this Clinique product as it was something different, I’ve never seen anything like it before.

It is a simple two-step system containing pure Vitamin C in a fine powder, that activates when you mix it with your normal morning/night cream and you add it into the little pump and it squeezes a small amount out which is all you need. I use a bit each morning and it really brightens up my face. It is also meant to really help with anti-ageing which is always good!

charlotte tilbury skincare

2. Charlotte Tilbury Mask £45

I had heard so many good things about Charlotte Tilbury products but was a little bit put off by the price of £70 for the magic cream, so I opted to buy this mask instead which I got for £45 & I love it!

It’s a 3 in 1 product, you can use it as a 10 minute mask, a cleanser or balm. It is a gorgeous pink creamy consistency and smells beautiful.

derma roller

3. Swiss Clinic Derma Roller Skin Renewal £84

So this was something I was super excited to try as I have heard such good things about derma rollers. I’ve seen a couple of friends go and have it done at a clinic and had really good results, but it is so expensive so when I came across this ‘do it at home’ derma roller I wanted to try it. It comes with a special anti bacteria spray to ensure your skin and the roller and clean and then a skin renewal serum to apply after using the roller on your face. I use it every few days for a few minutes, rolling vertically and then horizontally across my face. The reason it helps is because it creates tiny holes in your face, forcing your skin to basically renew and create new fresh skin! Skin Renewal minimises fine lines, wrinkles and scars, makes skin firmer and smoother, improves elasticity and reduces enlarged pores.

clarins fake tan

4. Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster £20 

Ok I promise you I am not just saying this, this is the best face fake tan you will ever use! You apply a few drops and mix it in with your night cream, apply to your face and just wait till the morning. You will literally look like you’ve been on holiday and been sun kissed. It gives you the complete perfect natural sun kissed glow. Every time I wear it someone will say my skin looks glowy! I just love it so much and couldn’t recommend it enough.

dr barbara sturm

5. Dr. Barbara Sturm Face cream £132 

This is my current go-to face cream. Dr. Barbarba Sturm is a specialist in cosmetic medicine and has released this wonderful range of skincare. I feel like I just trust it so much more because there is a face behind the products and a professional face at that. Her products are inspired by her research into molecular medicine and are harnessed by the power of natural ingredients.

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6. Caudalie Elixir £49 + Caudalie Complexion correcting serum £45

Caudalie is another skincare brand I have always loved, since receiving the elixir free with a Vogue magazine subscription a couple of years back. It smells like roses and feels so soft on my skin I just love it. It is a dry oil so doesn’t make your skin feel too oily, it leaves it feeling perfectly soft and radiant.

The complexion correcting serum is also great, it’s perfect if you have dark spots on your skin as it directly targets them and evens out your skin tone.

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7. Perricone MD Cold Plasma £129  + Blue Plasma £79

These products may not smell amazing but they are truly worth the money. If you read about them online and see the reviews they speak for themselves, they really do help your skin.

Dr Perricone is a board-certified dermatologist and a world renowned anti ageing expert and his products are fantastic.

I try not to use it that often just because of how expensive it is but when I feel like my skin is a bit worse than usual I use the Cold Plasma after cleansing both morning and night.

& The Blue Plasma is a gentle daily peel that delivers the benefits of a traditional peel would but doesn’t have the inflammatory acids that can cause irritation. It basically gets rid of dead skin cells and unclogs your pores, purifying your skin.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Don’t mesh with me – How to style a mesh dress

nude mesh dress

Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about this gorgeous mesh dress from Missbardo

I often like to wear a mesh long sleeved top under a band tee for some casual layering or I go super dressy if opting for a mesh dress as obviously it is quite flesh revealing!

This particular nude dress has an inbuilt bodysuit for a bit of extra coverage to conceal those private parts that you probably don’t want to show on a night out haha.

I love the detailing it has down the sides with a black strip with metal rings all the way down, adding a slightly edgy feel to the look.

 

I think a dress like this is perfect for a night out when you are on holiday. I don’t know why but for some reason it is just totally acceptable to wear way more revealing clothes when you’re on holiday haha!

nude mesh dress

I paired the dress with my absolute favourite black shaggy coat and some black lace up heels to complete the outfit.

Shop my Missbardo dress for £10 > here 

Check the rest of Missbardo’s new in > here

 

London Fashion Week – AW 17 | what I wore

london fashion week Hi guys! Apologies for the delay on my London Fashion Week post but alas it’s here!

I have attended a few fashion weeks before, but this was my first London Fashion Week as a blogger 🙂 I have been blogging just under a year now and last season I was away on holiday so I was super excited to experience it this AW 17!

Unfortunately I didn’t photograph all of it, I just filmed short videos which I uploaded onto my snapchat and instagram story so I can’t share any pictures of what I saw.. silly me!. But I can show you pictures of the most interesting part (my outfits! haha)

The above outfit was all Missguided.

fashion bloggers

I met my friend and fellow blogger Emma and we went together to a few presentations and then headed to the Blogger hangout!

I then met another couple of bloggers and went to the Fantome – Malan Breton show which was one of my favourite!

Such great designs and the music was amazing so it really set such a romantic mood.

See below a few of my favourite looks:

Friday’s outfit:

london fashion week outfit inso

The above was my first day outfit all from Pretty Little Thing and the shoes were from Public Desire.

I only attended 3 days out of the 5 – as much as I love fashion I don’t love walking around in London all day from show to show in heels so was happy with doing just 3 days haha 🙂

Monday’s outfit:

london fashion week

I think by Monday I was literally just wanting to be comfortable and have easy to walk in shoes and not be cold!

As the other days my feet were literally killing so I opted for a more casual look!

Anyway guys that is it for this London Fashion Week outfits. I hope you guys liked them!

Next season I will be sure to take more pictures of the collections that I saw so that I can share them with you too.. perhaps I will even do a vlog!

P.S. If you didn’t know, I have started a YouTube channel where I post weekly a mixture of fashion, beauty and lifestyle videos.

I would love so much if you would check it out and subscribe! > here 

A unique collaboration between Art and Fitness

So today’s post is something rather unusual and different to my usual style of posts, it’s all about a unique collaboration between art and fitness.

If you haven’t already heard of Artbeep and you’re a fan of art, then you should certainly go and check them out and sign up for a free account. (If you sign up, you are able to see the prices of all the art they have for sale – it doesn’t cost anything to sign up).

Code TOULA2017 will get you money off until the end of this campaign.

They basically select an amazing array of artists from around the world and offer you to buy unique one off pieces from these artists for a great price. There is truly something for everyone on there. I love just spending time browsing their site and getting to know the artists and the work that they create.

Art is such a fascinating thing to me and I can’t wait to invest in some great pieces in the future when I own my first home and will be for sure checking out Artbeep for those extra special pieces!

Anyway more to the point…

Artbeep have collaborated with the social fitness platform inKin for the ‘one million steps to art challenge’ taking place from the 14th February to the 14th May.

The concept of the challenge is you have to walk on average 11,111 steps per day for over 90 days to get a unique chance to win an original piece of art!

I absolutely love this concept of encouraging fitness and motivating people to walk more in order to win a piece of art!

So for your chance to win a beautiful piece of valuable art and support this unique collaboration with art and fitness, JOIN THE CHALLENGE.

I also have a discount code TOULA2017 which will get you money off any art pieces that take your fancy (valid until the end of the campaign)

The perfect Weekend bag – Bella Mia Boutique

weekend bag So I have been hunting for the perfect weekend bag in so long and I think I may have finally found it!

This bag is by a lovely brand called Zohara, which I got from Bella Mia Boutique.

Bella Mia Boutique stocks a variety of great jewellery and accessory brands from Daniel Wellington watches and Links of London jewellery to smaller brands you might not have heard of such as Zohara!

weekend bag

The looks quite small in photos but it honestly fits so much in, it’s absolutely perfect for a one or two nights stay.

grey leather weekend bag

As a blogger I’m travelling a lot and often get hotels for the night so love using this bag when I go away as it’s easy to carry, light-weight and not to mention super stylish!

Made from a lovely grey soft pebbled leather the bag has an adjustable strap, and multiple inner compartments.

perfect weekend bag

Shop the bag > here or click directly on the bag below 🙂

At the moment Bella Mia have an offer if you buy any Zohara bag you will receive a matching purse for free!