11 May 2014

Get The Look: Outfit #1

Spring/Summer #1


“Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.” 
― Karl Lagerfeld

16 March 2014

Dress Up #3 : Kate Moss

In an attempt to procrastinate this evening I scrolled through all my bookmarked pages. It is fair to say that I forgot about this blog. In a way it was in a state of decay of some sort. Anyway, I wanted to write a post just to get me back into the swing of things. I decided to do a 'Dress Up' because I am a polyvore addict..

In honour of Kate Moss's 40th birthday two months ago I decided to focus on her casual but always cool style. I don't know why but Kate Moss has always been somebody I knew of since I was quite young - probably because she was more often than not mentioned in my mum's gossip magazines.
Dress Like Kate?

As you can see from the above collage Kate has the ultimate cool style. Sometimes I do question her choices but then again she is an international supermodel and I am just a girl sitting on her laptop so I don't really have much say in the matter. Kate manages to pull off anything she wears and makes the whole outfit look like she just rolled into it in the morning. Her wardrobe consists of a lot of monochrome pieces with different textures. I googled her for this and the majority of her outfits were black and white. I never realised how much fur she wore. Lots of leather, lots of heels, lots of smudgy eyeliner and just lots of cool. The collage below has a few of my suggestions to recreate Kate's look. I tried to keep the prices down because if I was trying to dress like her I would want low prices. I'm certain that if you wanted better quality clothing you could find similar styles online. Links for all the items in both collages are below.

Dress Like Kate


22 February 2014

Miracle Hand Cream: Nivea Rescue & Care Hand Balm

If you didn't already know, I have really dry skin on my hands. I have searched and searched for a miracle cure that would clear my dermatitis but everything I have tried has failed including prescribed creams from my Doctor except from the Nivea Rescue & Care Hand Balm. Dermatitis is basically inflammation of the skin; my hands get very red and itchy sometimes and it can be really hard to concentrate because they are so irritated. 

I found the hand cream when I was scouring the shelves of Boots to fix the itchy and annoying dermatitis. The packaging of the hand cream looks exactly like any other hand product I have used in the past from Boots. I picked it over a Dove hand cream as it was 20p more expensive and it was Nivea so of course I am going to purchase the product! I think the cream was around £3.60 but I cannot say for sure as they have  now changed the packaging on the Boots website and I think they have reformulated it as they have added in  Calendula Oil which means absolutely nothing to me. Nope, I just checked the ingredients, my bottle has also got calendula oil in it. The hand balm is a white thick cream.  

It claims to "instantly soothe very dry and chapped hands and gives them long-lasting protection". I agree with the majority of what is says it does except for the "instant" part. From my experience I would say it has more of an overnight effect. The product contains dexpanthenol which is used for relieving dry skin. I applied the cream at night before I went to bed as I found the consistency quite thick and greasy. I wear my cotton moisturising gloves to bed so I don't get grease everywhere - I look a bit like MJ but with two less glamourous white glove rather than one shimmery one. I woke to find my hands were a bit smoother and much less red than the day before. With constant use I found my hands looked relatively normal and with only a few traces of scarring.

I would definitely recommend the Nivea rescue & Care Hand Balm to anybody who has skin issues or just dry skin in general. For the price this product is fantastic and worked wonders for my skin and my confidence. I felt like people weren't staring at my red raw hands and thinking what is wrong with her? - many people asked me if it was contagious... I loved it so much that I went and bought the Nivea Body Lotion Rescue & Care 48h Very Dry Skin cream. Although I do not recommend applying this during the day as the cream will go evvvvveeerrrryyyywwwhhhheeeerrrrreeee. 

Let me know what you guys think of the product