Summmmmerrrrr Tiiimmmeee!

Hello!

I am back! And not just back on my blog, but back from the South of France (which was awesome BTW). I will probably do a proper post on all of that very soon, and I also have some other ideas for blog post in the future 🙂

Now I am back from my holiday and have finished my exams I am technically ‘free’ for the next like fiveish weeks and I really want to blog more regularly. At least once a week, maybe on a Wednesday? I’ll see 🙂

So yeah, this was just a ‘I’m back, I’m going to be blogging more (hopefully) and all is well!’ post. I hope everyone is having a good summer, and have lots of fun things planned! And I will have a proper blog post here soon! Pinky promise!

Lucy xxx

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Clarins: new HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer (Review)

Hello again guys!

Firstly a quick update! I’m so sorry I haven’t been around recently, (I seem to make this apology in every post!), but I have been doing my exams and even though they are now over (HALLELUJAH!!) I now have a new issue. My netbook cable has gone walkies. So I am writing this on our main family computer after getting ever so slightly annoyed when I looked for the tenth time and still couldn’t find my netbook cable last night. Anyways! I also have a really exciting project lined up for myself which I am going to talk about in a whole other post, so keep a look out for that and I am also determined to blog more regularly now as its now officially SUMMER TIME!

 

Anyway on with this blog post, today I have another review for you and its of the new Clarins product the HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer. I recently bought a magazine (another thing I haven’t done in a long time!) and within this magazine was a tester for this product. I don’t normally bother with  testers if they are shaded as they are nearly always never my colour but this time I decided to give it a go anyway.

The shade the tester was in was 04 Blonde, so I thought it might be okay. When I first squeezed the product out it looked really dark but I carried on, it smells so good honestly and once I’d smoothed it all into my skin and blended it out it actually suited my skin tone quite well, if not ever so slightly dark. I instantly loved the hydrating texture and lovely lightweight feel on my skin. It sank in really nicely and looked like I wasn’t wearing any makeup whilst at the same time giving me a really healthy, radiant glow. I was in love.

So on Friday I ran into  town to see how much it was and if the shade was right for my skin. In the end I got 00 Porcelain as I do have quite light skin, also the lady gave some very good advice saying that if I did get a tan and it was too light, to just bronze it up. I used it yesterday and I think I’m a little bit obsessed. I haven’t had any Clarins products for a very long time, partly because it’s quite pricey and partly because I guess it’s always eemed a more middle aged ladies makeup, but I have definitely been converted!!!

P1080723 P1080724So if you want something for summer which won’t sit heavy on your skin, that will hydrate and protect you (it has an SPF 15 too!) with a light coverage, then I highly recommend this product. However it’s definitely in the pricey range at £30 pounds for a 50ml bottle but you do not need a lot and I am really loving this! I would just pop this on and maybe a bit of concealer and that’d be me skin wise!

Talk soon! Lucy xxx

Super mini Look Book Taster!

So I said I was going to do a Look Book like last week, maybe the week before…. but I have as yet to take all the photos for it simply because I have been so super busy revising for my exams and when I haven’t been revising I have been so tired I literally haven’t been able to muster the motivation to make myself look pretty!

However, most of the clothes are very summery so I still have time to do those, the outfit I have actually taken photos of is more of a spring, colder summer day/evening look so really needs to go up now! The outfits are based on clothes I bought from House of Fraser a couple of weeks back 🙂 Mainly from Selfridges, but infact this jumper is from H&M 🙂

So here it is a VERY mini little look at my First Look Book! I wore this on a day out to Bicton Park botanical gardens and it was warm but not hot so I was pretty comfy in this outfit, for summer it could be easily transformed with some shorts instead of jeans 🙂

firstlookbookimage Jeans: Monsoon (got them awhile ago, wild guess £45ish)
Shoes: Ecco £85
Jumper: H&M £7 in the sale!
Rings: Pandora and others 🙂
Bag: Yoshi Lichfield £35ish
Nails: B. Complete long lasting nail polish in Midnight (Exclusive to Superdrug) (can’t remember how much, it was like 3 for 2 when I went in but online it’s £4.99)

bagimageThere you go! I hope you have enjoyed a little look at one of my Look Book outfits, I really hope I’ll get the rest up sometime! 🙂

Talk soon! Lucy xxx