I got hold of the Make Me Blush Cream Stick by Barry M in Peach Melba in a London Fashion Week model goodie bag last Septemeber and ignored it because the packaging wasn’t all too inspiring. Packaging aside, I love cream products. They feel lighter, look more natural that lots of powder and work with my dry skin. This cream blush is a soft peach colour which isn’t overly pigmented. Because of this, it creates the prettiest natural flush. It blends easily and is buildable so if you don’t want a stronger blush you can work up to it. I however simply swirl a little dot on the apple of my cheeks and blend it out with my fingers and I’m done.
I worked on a job late last year for Wella and at the end I was very fortunately gifted with half a suitcase full of products. I kid you not. Sometimes there really are perks to being a model. Let me make a note that the gifting of products rarely happens but when it does they seem to give you everything that isn’t nailed down. Wella wasn’t a brand I knew very well or ever bought from before the job, so being given a huge selection of their ranges was endless fun. After using all the products over the past few months out I found some new favourites and added a few steps to my haircare routine that I didn’t know existed before.
The Wella SP Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir is by far the best product that I walked away with, it is a lightweight oil that I use both on damp hair after washing it and as a finishing smoother on the ends after styling. And as I have a large amount of hair I go for about 5 pumps throughout the ends and lengthens when damp and maybe one or two pumps when dry. It has almond, argan and jojoba oils which my hair drinks up and the smell is very sweet and candy like. Sounds cloying but it’s a smell that settles in and smells bloody gorgeous throughout the day.
After styling the hair and running oil through the ends, I also go with The Wella SP Luxe Light Oil Spray, misting it all over my head and then lightly brushing it through to take away the crispy feel of hairspray. This is a new step in my routine that I had no idea was a thing but now is a very essential, can’t live without step towards soft swishy hair. Spraying dry oil throughout the hair helps leave the hair feeling soft to touch and gives a more natural overall look after any styling.
The boyfriends birthday was over the weekend and so I wore a little black dress to celebrate.
Dress – AQ/AQ Similar + Similar| Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Jumper – Primark | Leggings – Adidas | Boots – Isabel Marant | Bag – COS (old) | Sunglasses – Jimmy Choo Similar
I bought these leggings on the pretense that in the dead of winter I’d go running in them, they are the Adidas climaheat leggings which are lined fleece and that keep you warm and dry all at the same time. Amazing, if you actually bother to go running. I however have only used them to run errands in.
Trench_Coat_Luella_Similar | Jeans_JBrand | Top_Maje_Similar | Boots_Public_Desire
Does anyone else remember the brand Luella? Luella was a super girlie, pretty brand that seriously struck a chord with my teenage self. It was a brand I was always working towards owning pieces from and a show that I always looked forward to seeing over fashion week. It was a brand that didn’t last long but I always thought was ahead of its time and would have flourished wonderfully now. Luella Bartley, the designer behind the brand is teaming up again with Kate Hillier to bring about a new brand which will hopefully bring back some of that gorgeously girlie style into my life. I can wait to see the new brand and what it’ll bring. Ill finally be able to add more of those feminine edgy pieces into my wardrobe again.