Wednesday, 31 July 2013

NEXT Sale Haul.! I know the NEXT sale was a loooong way back but I'd just sort of put of posting other hauls and products....and kinda...sorta...forgot about this one.

I personally didn't go because that Saturday was 29°/31° and I just couldn't bare the thought of looking through rails of clothes. (Surprising since I'm a shopping addict)

However my gorgeous mother and sister went instead a brought me 2 savvy buys both coming to a total of £5.!!!

First they got me a Bra-Top (I don't know it's official name) but I think these are brilliant to go under a very see through top and you don't want to show your stomach. 
This particular bra is a push up...and Oh lord believe me it works.!!

This was originally £20 and we got it for £3.!!

The other item is this simply  beautiful Maxi-Dress. 
Now I don't know about you guys but since I'm 5"7 most maxi dresses don't cover my ankles (this may not be  an issue for you but I'm a heel fan so it'll look odd if it isn't longer.!) 

This dress was originally £35 and they got this for £2.!!! 

Detail of the Broderie on the sleeves. Isn't it sooo cute?

That's phenomenal.!!! Especially as its sooo beautiful.!!

The neckline and the end of the sleeves have Broderie which is just lovely! 

So what did you guys get from the next sales?

L.F.A. Xx

Monday, 29 July 2013

Revlon - 281 Classy

I have been looking for a pinky/peachy toned nail polish for ages, and lucky I got this one for £1....BARGAIN.!.!.!

On my skin tone (Medium/Tan) it doesn't stand out. Outdoors or in this pictures it tends to camouflage/blend into my skin, but in reality it's a really cute natural peachy tone.

Why not pick one up from Poundland?

L.F.A. Xx

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Summer/Holiday Essentials: Skincare

Are you planning on going on holiday or have these summery days left you confused on what products to use? Well here are my recommendations.!.!


Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil Free Moisturiser
This is my favourite face cream for the summer as it leaves my skin feeling cool and fresh! (Hallelujah) I love it. Its Light-weight, It doesn't break me out and I feel like its tones my face!

Boots:  £4.69 (2 for £5)
Superdrug: £3.12 (On Sale)

Malibu 15 SPF Bronzing Tanning Oil-
I'm not the biggest fan (At All!) of products that smell like coconuts as I think it's sometimes it's overpowering BUT Malibu got the formula just right! Not only does it actually smell nice but it leaves my legs (and body) feeling nourished and glowing. 
Plus it has UVA & UVB protection.!.!

Superdrug: £5.99

Nivea Kids SPF 50 -
 I assume that if its for kids it's perfect for sensitive skin but I only use this if its REALLY hot and sunny as it leaves a blu-ish/white-ish tinge on my skin (medium/ the summer) If you have paler skin this wont affect you. 
Plus it's WATER RESISTANT.! So perfect for the beach/pool.!. 
AND it's got UVB &  UVB protection.!.!

Boots: £5.24 (On Sale the Baby one)

Holland & Barrett - Aloe Vera Gel
Now if you've been a little naughty and have forgotten to reaply your sun cream throughout the day, and you now find yourself burnt....well Barbadensis Aloe Vera Gel will become your best friend with its healing and cooling properties plus it prevents your skin from peeling!
You could use a after sun cream but when I went to Barbados for a holiday locals sold Aloe Vera Gel for sun burnt holidayers and it pretty much saved our vacation.! 

Plus this one is ORGANIC, Suitable for VEGETARIANS & VEGANS.!

200ml - £6.99 (2 for £7)
100ml - £3.99

Other Stories - Equatorial Dreams Body Scrub -
Scrubs for me are an essential item you must have no matter what especially in the summer as you get all sweaty and clammy and since sun creams are sooo heavy your gonna want to get that off. Plus crusty/flakey legs are a big No No..!

Other Stories (Regent Street) - £7

Soap & Glory - Return to Slender, Body Contouring Gel
This unfortunately is no longer available (T.T) and I literally stocked up when I last bought them. 
So of course I went on a search to find an alternative for you guys but the ones I found were extremely expensive (Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control 200ml - £36) BUT thanks to Beauty Angel recommended one she'd tried. (Nivea Q10 Cellulite Cream 75ml - £7.45) very affordable.!

Boots: £7.45 (Nivea Q10)
Debenhams: £36 (Clarins)

I love these gels because they are cooling (really cold) and so this helps tighten/clench  your muscles giving you slender looking legs.! (Of course if you want spectacular legs then obviously we're going to have to do excessive too! ;)

So what are your Skincare essentials? 
And have you tried any other body contouring gels?

L.F.A. Xx

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Internaçionale Floral Trousers

Can't imagine wearing heavy thick jeans these hot summer days? But can't bear showing your legs? Why not try these?
 You must have seen these trousers really on trend a year or two ago. But honestly this is perfect for those hot summer days where you can't or don't want to show off your legs.!.!.
 I managed to get these on SALE from Internaçionale for just £7.!.!

These light and airy trousers are a bit on the transparent side so I would suggest wearing nude, black or white  boy short or hipster underwear as the print will hide the majority of your modesty.

The colours of the floral print aren't too in your face, and to complete the outfit I would pair them with simple but chiq sandals or wedges for a bit if height!

L.F.A. Xx

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

L'Oreal Crystalissime Nail Polish

This just like my L'Oreal Mascara 

This L'Oreal 820 Crystalissime Nail Polish is perfect as a top coat for any nail polish colour (though I think it's looks best on-top of a purple since it has a purple sheen to it!

As you can see, on a bare nail it really doesn't do it justice but you can see how incredibly sheeny and shiny it is!
As I got this ages ago it may be difficult to find this exact one but a similar one is the L'Oreal Paris Color Nail Top Coat - Diamond Lurex this is practically exactly the same except that it has a silver/pearl sheen instead of a purple one, which I think will actually suit more colours.! 
You can get it from Boots for £4.99

Have you tried any of the other L'Oreal Top Coats?

L.F.A. Xx

Saturday, 20 July 2013

MUA Coloured Mascara (Shade 3, 6 & 7)

I am a girl who loves a bit of colour so when MUA came out with these colourful  Mascara I just had to get them!!

Now my friends must have been sick and tired of hearing me ask if they could check in their local Superdrug Store (even my bestie who was in holiday in Scotland.!.!) ...but nope! Nada. Until I took advantage of Superdrug's free delivery.!!!. And ordered it online!
These 3 Shades were only a £1 each so I wasn't expecting miracles.!. 

This is my absolute FAVOURITE one that I bought.!.! 
It's Shade 6 - Electric Blue this colour was probably the most wearable of the 3 and is fantastic! It covered the majority if my dark eyelashes  and I really think i'll be using this a lot.!.!

Next is Shade 3 (slightly Turquoise) is a beautiful colour.! This came in second for me! As it applied well, is true to colour, and its not as wearable as Shade 6 but it's still good.!.!

And finally I was soooo excited about this Shade 7 - Hot Pink Mascara but I was so distraught to see that it just....didn't work for me.!.!
It barely covered my eyelashes (I had to re-apply it 4-5x) I must regrettably say that this was my least favourite and will probably only use this for costume parties (if I use it at all).

Overall it seems blue complements my brown eyes better.!? Maybe the pink will suit non-brown coloured eyes??
Other than that I definitely think its worth getting these of your just starting to experiment with coloured Mascaras as its only a £1.!

Will you or have you tried these out??

L.F.A. Xx

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Shirt & Red Jean (Casual Outfit)

Scared you might look a bit too flashy with Red Jeans? Well fear not.!. 
Here's a casual way you can style it.!.

I know what your thinking..."its a really bright colour and my thunder thighs will quite literally stick out like a sore thumb" Don't worry.!. Red (in my experience Red suits almost everybody and anybody.

Light Blue Denim Shirt:
is sooo lightweight so its perfect for those summer days that aren't too hot.!. And as its so light it'll help tone down the red. I got this from GAP on sale reduced from £29.95 to £14.99.!. To me this is a bargain considering the quality and durability of most GAP clothing that I've previously owned.!.

Red Jeans:
These are from H&M they weren't on sale but I bought these a while ago so you might be lucky and find them later on. But anyway I got these for £14.99 and these are skinny jeans style so they'll fit to your body nicely.

So why not try wearing a dash of colour this summer?

P.S. I would recommend you wear a neutral colour shoe like white, black, or blue so there's not too much going on.!.

L.F.A. Xx

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Soap & Glory - Cheekmate

Probably one of the most universal lip and cheek stains ever.!.

I truly believe this Cheek & Lip Stain - Rosy Glowill suit any skin tone.
It looks lovely on both lips and cheeks but I use it mostly on my lips.!

When you first apply it its a bit sticky and gooey but once it drys up its fine.!

It claims it "moisturises & conditions" ....well I guess it does (at the beginning) but I would use a balm or a gloss on top to stop your lips from drying.!.!

Overall I do genuinely like this product because of its durability, and its compatability with my skin tone (medium-ish).
So if you guys want a Multi-purpose product that's good value pick one up at Boots for £8 For 11ml of product! (Plus they have a 3 for 2 deal going on.!)

Have you tried it yet?

P.S. Obviously this will stain your fingers so if that's a problem I would suggest using a brush.

L.F.A. Xx

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Poundland Haul.!

As you may know I do love a bargain, and I particularly love and am obsessed with Nail....products? 
Anyway I with my lovely bestie popped into Poundland to see if we could get ourselves any thing nice.!.!
And for a total of £6 I managed to get:

1. Allura Caviar Nail Art Beads - which I recommend you buy here since I've seen other stores stock them for around £5!
2. Allura Nail Art Charms (Bows)
3. Allura Diamanté Charms - I can't wait to do a post on these.!.!.
4. Brit Rocks Nail Stickers (Chains)
5. Revlon Nail Polish - 281 Classy
6. and last but not least... OPI Crackle Nail Polish - Silver Shatter.!.!.

So why not pop into your local Poundland and see what you can find!

L.F.A. Xx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Body Shop Haul

Body Shop have a huge sale going on online (and in-store) and I just could stop myself from ordering some stuff (especially with the discount code 14669.!)
I got this 100ml of Love ETC Eau de Parfum for only £9.97 when it's worth £25.!.!

This scent is a Floral/Musky scent... (I suck at describing but it is actually very nice.!)and not only that this perfume partakes in "Community Fair Trade with their Organic Alcohol coming from sugarcane grown in Ecuador." So I can feel reassured that those who contributed to this earned a fair wage.!

I also got this Mint Lip Roll On Gloss: Usually from £4  but I got it down to £2.60.!.!  
To me this is by far one of the BEST Lip Gloss' I have ever owned.! I bought one last year when it first came out and just had to repurchase it.! It leaves an amazing "tingly?" feeling on my lips. They  immediately feel plumed and soooo soft.! 
and If your lips are dry & crusty (admit it.... it happens to the best of us) This will repair it instantly. 

Then I got 3 Body Butters:

1. A Raspberry One
From £13 usually, to £6 on sale, to then £3.25.!.!.!

2. A Passion Fruit One
Again From £13 usually, to £6 on sale, to then £3.25.!.!.!

3. And my all time favourite Cranberry.!.
Usually a Christmas Scent From £13 usually, to £5 on sale, to then £2.60.!.!.!

I got loads of the creams for my family and friends and I saved a total of £80 due to the discount code 14669.! So if I can convince you to get anything from the Body Shop it would be the Mint Roll On Gloss (as I can't possibly rave anymore about it.!.!)
So guys get online and get shopping!

P.S. Do you guys miss the old packaging??

L.F.A. Xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Sunset Nails

Inspiration from here
 With these gorgeous summer days why not try and paint these hot Sunset Nails. Its really easy to do and will suit short or long nails.!. (I've done them on mine and my sisters nails.!)

L.A. Colors Art Deco - Red & Black, Rimmel - 440 Orange Bliss, & BarryM - 307 Lemon Ice Cream

1. Your going to need to paint your entire nail orange.!.

2. Once its completely dry, with your Yellow nail polish paint on streaks (like there would be in the sky) these would look almost like clouds/highlights.

3. Do the same but with a red nail polish. BUT keep it to lower down the nail so that there is a sorta a gradual tone. (and surrounding the bottom of the yellow.)

4. With a nail polish with a thin brush draw on the shape. (Now if you look in the picture below you'll see on my little finger the main shape you will need for the tree.! Just try to copy this and then after ad more branches in random directions.!.

5. To add the bird just add a dot, then from that dot make a "V" shape and from the end the "V" add a downward flick.

5. And Viola.! your done.!.! Remember to clean up these edges and let me know how you guys get on with these?

P.S. Even without the design i think the background looks pretty cool on its own too.!.

L.F.A. Xx

Sunday, 7 July 2013

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara

This mascara is originally from the edition (Diamantissime) but it is almost exactly the same as the current  L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara, except that it doesn't have sparkly/glittery bits, which I think is much more wearable.

This mascara claims to "Separate lashes for a fanned-out effect" and well I think it actually does work (you can judge from the picture) though if you are heavy handed (as with any mascara I presume) it can be clumpy so just remember to clean of any excess off

The colour I have is in Black Diamantissime and as you can see the Wand is Plastic (Elastomer) which I think is more sanitary than the brush/bristle ones. You can actually see the little sparkly bits in the formula itself.!.!

You can get this Mascara from Boots for £10.99 in Black, Extra Black, and in Waterproof Black (Which may be a good idea as the weather is getting more humid and our worst enemy Hay fever has appeared once again so watery eyes.!.)

P.S What are your thoughts on the Volume Million Lashes range?

L.F.A. Xx

Aztec Printed Bandeau Jumpsuit (SELECT)

With temperatures reaching 30°C in the UK there is nothing more comfortable than an  Aztec Printed Bandeau Jumpsuit.!.!

This Black and White printed jumpsuit is perfect for the summer for those days where you may not have shaved your legs (or don't want to show them) without the tight thick feeling of jeans.!.!

It has an elasticated top and waistline for extra comfort and to suit most sizes.!.! This is a great for the beach,or add accessories and heels for a night-out outfit.!.! and it only cost £16 from SELECT.
So why not get yourself a jumpsuit for the summer.!.!

P.S. SELECT have a sale going on. Why not visit their website and check them out?

L.F.A. Xx

Obsession - Calvin Klein (Perfume)

If you looking for a perfume for the evening or (in my opinion) a mature scent I would definitely get this perfume.!. 
Personally I think this scent caters more to the older woman but I still think anyone who likes an Oriental & Spicy/Flora type of scent will enjoy this perfume.

Also considering most perfumes that cater to older women normally have a floral with a talc sort-of scent (you can already guess, I suck at descriptions) but this doesn't so I think this is a much better option if your stuck for gift ideas to give your mum or grandmother.

I took the liberty of finding the cheapest possible price for the 100ml bottle for you guys. So if you go to Cheap Smells (<---- Click to go directly to perfume) you can order it there for just £24.95.!.!. And I believe its free delivery.!.! So Bargain.!

P.S.  Have you got any other Calvin Klein perfumes you love?

L.F.A. Xx