Slipping Into Topshop Sandals

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Swapping skincare for a style post today and talking - sandals.  Every time I get ready these days, I find myself reaching for my new Toposhop shoes.  The ultimate style update and Summer season staple. These beauties are the Topshop Factor Toe Post Sandal.

The fact that they are flat and made of sturdy, soft, smooth leather means that they are super comfortable to wear (yes, even the toe post!) The fact that they have straps means that they are secure and you can be confident that you sandal won't slide off on the way to work!  I heard that happened to a girl once.  Her shoe went flying, she hobbled/hopped over to it (not wanting to put her bare foot on the cobble stones you see) and some guy got down on one knee to offer it back to her.  Cinderella style...  I digress, whether you are desk bound or beach side the black leather goes with everything and they can be dressed up or down and worn day through to night.  I'm stepping into Summer with this versatile sandal.  Paired with skinny jeans and a blouse or a floaty dress, they pretty much go with everything no matter your style!  I've been wearing these non stop.  Cheating on the Birks!  Wait, are we still wearing these?

I really want these Holiday Cross Strap Leopard Sandals too but they are no almost completely sold out!  If anyone sees these in a UK size 6, holla!

Game Changer | Get The Glow With Bobbi Brown

Monday, 17 July 2017

Bobbi Brown Glow Stick in Sunkissed
Part of the Follow The Sun Collection, the new Bobbi Brown Glow Sticks come in eight shades that can add a highlighted hue or a warm glow to your complexion.  The range contains a mixture of shimmer, soft shimmer and flat finishes.

 I've been wearing the shade Sunkissed which is a sheer, warm, medium brown with a slight subtle shimmer.  These creamy, lightweight stick illuminators, glide on effortlessly and blend beautifully.  These are have a rich consistency and are super emollient so, as my skin leans on the oily side especially during the warmer months, I only need the tiniest amount of product.  (Aiming for less shine, more sheen you see!)  If your skin is more normal/combination or dry, this will last all day delivering instant sun-kissed warmth without disturbing your base.  I love this for faking a bit of sunshine where the sun would naturally hit from cheek to collarbones!

Described as "sunshine in a stick."  I've been applying a bit of this to my eyelids to add definition and warmth.  The Bobbi Brown Glow Stick is definitely a much loved Summer beauty staple.  Blending seamlessly for a natural, healthy wash of colour with a skin-like finish.   Available on counters now.  I love that these travel well, for a fuss-free, mirror-less application on the go.  During the Summer months when you don't want to wear a heavy base, this and some concealer like the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer and you would be good to go (glow!) Sorry...

SOS Skincare Saviours From Clarins

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Clarins SOS Hydra Mask Review
A launch I'm especially excited about is the new line of targeted treatment masks from Clarins. Launching this month, the intensive masks hydrate, purify and nourish the skin.  I've been using Clarins SOS Pure and Clarins SOS Hydra Masks.  I adore these, they are a joy to use.  

SOS Hydra* is aimed at dehydrated skins - of all types!  While my main concern has always been oil control, I now know that my skin can suffer with dehydration too.  With hyaluronic acid this works to provide instant and lasting hydration.   With an immediate, transformative effect on the skin, the appearance of dehydration is visibly diffused.  I mostly use this on my cheeks and it leaves my skin feeling softer and looking plumper. This has a delicate gel-like texture and a fresh fragrant scent.

SOS Pure* is a clay mask targeted towards oily skin and is specifically formulated to cater to and address issues of large pores, uneven skin tone and shine.  This absorbs oil and refines and with consistent use helps me to maintain a clear, luminous complexion.  Think less shine/grease, more glow! Unlike other clay masks, this doesn't dry down and leave the skin feeling tight.  My skin looks fresher and healthier after using this.

According to Clarins, they rebalance in just 10 minutes!  Each mask contains potent plant extracts and are suitable for all skin types, depending on your primary skincare concern. The range also includes SOS Comfort which is an ultra rich, nourishing, balm-like mask for dry skin types.  The masks are €38 and will be available on counters and online

*PR Sample.