Bike Lane Blush | georgietoms.com

Bike Lane Blush | georgietoms.com

Bike Lane Blush | georgietoms.com

Bike Lane Blush | georgietoms.com

Bike Lane Blush | georgietoms.com

DRESS – BOOHOO SHOES – SOLUDOS WATCH – CARTIER

I took this outfit shot a few days before we had a house full of guests. I have my step kids and mum staying with me as I write this. The house overflowing and three languages all being exchanged, it’s loud and crazy to say the least. But with this many girls comes with many shopping trips and these shoes from Soludos are perfect for the many hours we’ve been spending browsing shops. Simple stripes that go with anything, from a blush dress to jeans and a t-shirt. The canvas straps can be crossed either way but I love having a little bow at the back of my ankles to keep it clean at the front. Styled with my beautiful breezy dress which is making the humidity bearable to walk around in and all while making me feel incredibly feminine and ballerina like.

White Daze | georgietoms.com

White Daze | georgietoms.com

White Daze | georgietoms.com

White Daze | georgietoms.com

White Daze | georgietoms.com

TSHIRT – BRANDY MELVILLE SKIRT – PRIMARK SUNGLASSES – MARKS AND SPENCERS (SIMILAR) WATCH – CARTIER BOOTS – OFFICE (OLD)

Summer seemed to come out of nowhere this year, one minute freezing, torrential rains, the next we were overwhelmed by the balmy humidity that is Italy in the summer. Now all my hair is up in top knots unless I’m going from one air-conditioned place to another. This week I have my two step daughters and my mum in town, so with lots of shopping and playing in the park, I’m pulling out the easy outfits of denim and t-shirts. This new skirt from Primark is a new favourite, so easy to pair with everything.

Beach Wavy Hair | georgietoms.com

Beach Wavy Hair | georgietoms.com

All I want in life is for my hair to look like Kourtney Kardashian’s especially when she’s styled it all beachy wavy and tousled. That or give me a french girl’s effortlessly chic bed head any day. Although saying that I also don’t want to spend a ton of time on my hair, so I want it all while being completely lazy. No easy feat, but I’ve got three products that I’m loving and are getting me closer to emulating that effortless tousled look.

beach wavy hair | georgietoms.com

First up, while damp I spray in Davines Heat Spray and brush it through. Then I spritz through Ouai Waves Spray, and loosely tousle it through my hair to start getting separation and movement. Then I leave my hair to dry because I’m not about blow drying my hair, I’ve never done it and I’m not going to start now.
Once dry I get out some curlers with a large barrel and starting at the midpoint of my hair, create big loose curls taking care to alternate the direction I curl each section of my hair. Then go over with any old hair spray to set it in place. And finally at the roots of my hair spray in Colab Invisible Dry Shampoo (shown here is the Paris version, but I use any of the scents) to add a little texture and volume. I then top up with dry shampoo for a day or two to prolong the beachy vibe and add a little oil to the ends to give a bit of healthy life back if it gets too dry. E Voila, Parisienne bedhead.

A Twist On Flora | georgietoms.com

Years ago I had a bottle of the original Gucci Flora and had it as my travel perfume. As I moved house I found the empty bottle and it got my scent memory going and all I kept doing was finding the Gucci Flora in stores and spritzing myself with it to revive the memory for the day. There are a few offerings of Gucci Flora as well as the original, there’s Gardenia, Tuberose, and Magnolia. All offer different perspectives on what I like to think of a wild summer garden. The collection of perfumes is actually inspired by the iconic Gucci Flora pattern.
When I finally bought the fragrance I choose the Flora by Gucci Glamorous Magnolia. I don’t know what made me sway more to this than the others, maybe a whim and fancy of the day. But I really love this scent, it’s subtle, warm and makes me think of summer gardens. It reminds me of my mum’s back garden that is semi-wild, it’s all beautiful English flowers crawling up walls and left to seed so unexpected flowers pop up through cracks and there’s green everywhere. When the sun has been on it all day the scents that come from all the beautiful flowers is heavenly and that’s exactly what this bottle smells like to me.
It’s a beautiful light floral scent with notes freesia, citrus zest, green leaves, peony and magnolia. Alongside the warm notes of sandalwood, musk and chocolate to add a bit of a deeper more sensual scent to the bright floral bouquet. This is a gorgeous summer scent, it’s feminine and soft but at the same time with the heavier notes of sandalwood and musk it makes it a little more alluring and sexy, it’s a beautiful combination and because of that, I haven’t stopped wearing it.

What’s your favourite scent at the moment?

The Cleansing Box Of Dreams

First and for most, if you dont know who Caroline Hirons is let me just direct you to her site and your skin can thank me later. She is literally the skincare queen, lover of a good cleanse and collaborates with Cult Beauty, doing special boxes full of skincare heaven. The collaboration at the moment is, in my opinion, the perfect Caroline box. It’s a full cleanse routine, suitable for all skin types and it’s ridiculously amazing.

The Caroline Hirons Cult Beauty Box is unlike many beauty boxes aroun in the fact that six out of the seven products come full size which is rare and with the brands involved pretty phenomenal. When you consider the pricing of these products if you were to buy them separetly theres a savings of over 40 percent, so full sized products at a discount? Hand me over the box.
I’ve wanted to try most of the brands before and many are cult, beauty blogger favourites but I couldn’t justify the spend, these are some pricey skincare product but getting such a great value box which is so beautifully curated made me invest immediately.

I’ve only had the box a week and haven’t got into all the products quite yet but I couldn’t help but want to talk about this insane box of cleansing greatness, especially before it goes out of stock! These are limited edition beauty boxes so you have to get in quick, I think the only reason this one has stayed around longer than usual is because it’s a high price point. So far though I’ve been enjoying the Sonya Dakar Eye Wash, this eye make up remover takes off waterproof mascara without any tugging of the skin or irritation around the eyes, it’s so easy. I’ve never bought into having a separate eye makeup remover before, always using oil cleansers to take it all off at once but this has really got me appreciating a separate singular product dedicated to my sensive little peepers. Whether that gets me off smearing The Body Shop Camomile Oil Cleanser all over my face which I talk about in my cleanser round up is still undecided.
Talking of oil cleansers I am falling head over heals for the expensive but beautiful Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, this is a much denser oil than the body shop and both work well but the ingredients are more soothing and aimed at nourishing the skin as well as cleaning it, working in beta carotene, vitamins A, C and E, lycopene and omega 3 to the face to give a hydrated radiant feel to the skin. Basically everything my dry skin craves in a cleansing product while breaking down any makeup in a gentle non-irritating way. After this I use my Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel as my second cleanse, also talked about in my cleanser round up because I can’t quite not have this in my routine quite yet. I think Ill have to finish the bottle first before I move on to the Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm.

The last item was the first one I cracked out when I opened the box and thats the May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden which Im struggling to not spray on my face all day, every day because I want this to last as long as possible but it smells so damn good. One of my favourite scents is Jasmine so this is like catnip in a bottle for me. This spray is a toner to be used after cleansing to add even more moisture into the skin. I use this after cleansing but then go in with it after every other step in my skincare routine, so after toning, then serum and then moisturiser, pressing it into my skin with my fingers each time.

Also included in the box is the MV Organic Skincare’s Gentle Cream Cleanser, which is a brand i’ve wanted to try forever but for some reason never took the plunge. I’m kind of putting off using it in a weird way of trying to preserve it in my skincare stash for as long as possible, stupid and counterproductive I know but I’ll get into it soon enough. Also theres the Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm, this is the one product I had reservations for when I bought the box. I wanst sure how my skin would react to a physical exfoliant but after I using the Kiko exfoliating wipes which I raved about here, I want to see now how it goes. If its anywhere near as good as the Oskia Cleansing Gel that ill be a very happy lady. Same goes for the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic and Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel. Obviously with exfoliants I can’t try them all at once, I think my skin would hate me. I’m looking forward to busting them out over the next few weeks though and of course more likely than not they’ll end up on the blog at some point.

Are you interested in the Caroline Hirons Cult Beauty Box? What products look best to you? Have you used any of them before? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!