Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Double Trouble: 'Outfit of the Day'

My best friend Jess (yes, same names) has been roped in to do an outfit of the day with me, which was always inevitable. She was instructed to come round in a nice outfit so I could treat you all with some variety on my blog! :)

Her style is a little different to mine and is probably a bit more daring (she won't mind me saying this) so I thought it would be good to introduce her. If you like this post then I will certainly feature her more on my blog! (She doesn't know this yet)

 Necklace: Forever 21

Blouse & Skirt: New Look

Rings: Asos
Bangle: Primark 

Boots: New Look
Socks: Topshop

I took advantage while she was there and got her to photograph my outfit, so I thought I'd post a double outfit of the day! I love my new Zara boots, although not so good on wet grass! By the end of the shopping day they really began to hurt, but they are comfy for a short amount of walking time! 

Blouse: Primark
Shorts: Forever 21
Boots: Zara

Ring: Vintage Opal and Silver

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Hair Oils: Product of the Month

I'm not usually the type of person to spend a lot on hair products. And I sort of wish I was. The truth is, I just don't know which products would benefit my hair and how exactly they would change it for the better? 

I am, however, a fan of hair oils. Since last year hair oils seem to have taken off, no longer is it £25 for a small bottle of Moroccan Oil shipped from somewhere half way across the world, as more and more companies jump on the band wagon. You can even now buy Moroccan Oil in Primark! 

From some quick googling and wiki-ing the simple back ground of Argan Oil is that it is derived from the Argan trees discovered in North Africa. The oil is now used for both cosmetic and medicinal purposes. 

I have used the Vo5 Argan Oil in the past, which is another that is great value for money.

This month I am particularly impressed with the Avon Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Oil. For some reason I don't have the lid, I loose the lids to most of my products, I wonder where they all hide?

The reason I like this product is because in one pump it dispenses just the right amount for my whole hair. It's also a very silky formula without being greasy. I have had some disasters with other hair oils which have resulted in me getting back in the shower and having to wash my hair again as it's left it so greasy. Touch wood- this hasn't happened with this one. 

I find hair oil particularly beneficial for me as I have bleach in my hair from having highlights. Which means my hair can get unbelievably knotty after washing, which can be really painful to brush out. This oil seems to restore some moisture and leave my hair really noticeably soft. 

I only paid around £3 for this 30ml bottle from the Avon catalogue, which was really reasonable. I would recommend if you receive the catalogue or you visit their website, to give it a go!

Before, I go, I thought I would plug my own Instagram as I am now an Instagram-o-holic! You can find me as 'theduttski'

Sunday, 2 September 2012

MUA Heaven and Earth palette

I finally bought the MUA Heaven and Earth palette after it not being in stock at my local Superdrug for ages! 

I'm glad MUA broadened it's range after it being such a small selection of products for quite a while. I am a big fan of their single eyeshadows that are only £1 each and they really are great eyeshadows.

I had high hopes for this palette as I had heard such good things about the pigmentation of these shadows, and for only £4 I didn't know whether it was too good to be true. 

First impressions for me are that it has exactly the same problems as the NAKED palette from Urban Decay- too much shimmer. In my perfect neutrals palette, there would be more matte shades than shimmer, as I prefer to wear matte's on a daily basis. 

When I first used these shadows it turned out I had shimmer on the lid, inner corner and crease- it all looked too much for me, so it isn't a palette I could get away with taking away on holiday with me or relying on it alone. 

The pigmentation in the lighter shades is good, but the darker shades have a better colour pay off. The bottom row of shades are definitely my favourite of the two.

This palette is definitely great but it isn't my favourite palette that I own. I think the Beauty UK palettes are also really fab. They have lots of matte shades as well as shimmer and are perfect handbag sized palettes. 

There are some brilliant quad palettes I have recently discovered which I look forward to showing you in my next post!