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Clicks I ♡

11 Nov

Just some things I think are worth a click on this great thing we call the internet! I hope that you like them too……

1. John Lewis has done it again. Those people specialise in creating Christmas adverts that pull at our heart strings. Lilly Allen’s rendition of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ is just perfection.

2. The gorgeous Tanya Burr’s Youtube channel. No half hearted videos here and with a great personality to match!

3. This song by Hillsong, King of Heaven‘. Such beauty!

4. All the 3 for 2 offers on the Boots website! Are they supposed to be persuading us to buy for other people?

5. Kristabel Plummer has been blogging since 2008. She is what I like to call a seasoned blogger. blogging before it became popular with stunning photography and quality posts worth reading. Check her out here.

6. This dress is cute verging on hotter than sliced bread’s mother and then some.

7. Heather Lindsey is a great example of a woman using her gifts and social media to inspire a new generation of women. This book please.

x Chi x

Ren Skincare Samples: InStyle Magazine

4 Nov

2 posts in one day? I’m being good aren’t I!

Apologies for the bad photo quality(camera issues). This had to be shared ASAP!instyle magazine november 2013

Doesn’t Drew Barrymore look stunning?

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I’ve been meaning to try REN skin care products after hearing so much about them on Youtube videos. Everyone seems to rave about their skin calming abilities. Hype aside ,I have to take into account my uber sensitive skin. Then teamed with the fact that products start at £15, I have to be sure I’m not going to waste my money on a once used product. So when I passed the local Co-Op local store and saw InStyle magazine with free sample sizes, I couldn’t believe my luck! The perfect way to try out the range AND a different magazine. Not to mention that the magazine was £2! I predict a sell out edition so grab one while it lasts 🙂

x Chi x

Beauty: Boots Haul

17 Oct

Hello beautiful wonderful people 🙂 I have started to think about the kind of posts I like to read. I spend a lot of my chill out time watching hauls(where bloggers/vloggers chronicle their latest buys). I get so much shopping inspiration from hauls, especially the beauty videos. It is incredible how much is available to us online! So from now on, whenever I buy something more interesting than discounted toilet paper(HOLLA!), I may chronicle it here. So here goes…

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1. Fashion Fair Oil Control Pressed Powder £21 here

2. Fashion Fair Perfect Finish Soufflé Mouse Foundation £22 here

I decided to jump off the Mac foundation band wagon and try a another brand. Especially considering the don’t actually cater for my skin tone and I’m tired of mixing colours. Fashion Fair is dedicated to black skin tones. I don’t know that I’ll ever get my perfect foundation, but teamed with the power it’s a pretty good match.

3. Eucerin Dermo Purifier Active Concentrate £9.50 here

First time purchasing this product but I’m already a huge Eucerin fan! These people KNOW skin. Perfect for anyone with SUPER sensitive skin or ex-acne. Got loads of compliments since I started using this, but this isn’t a review so moving on swiftly!

4. Eucerin Dermo Purifier Cleanser £9.50 here

Old favourite, doesn’t leave you with that tight feeling that happens when you use a bad product. Bonus Points for removing eye make-up!

5. Boots Branded Eyelash Curler £4.5o here

I have eyelashes so short I look like I’m permanently wearing eyeliner. This is my first eyelash curler…..it’s giving me life!

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fashion fair haul

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Thanks to my Boots points card, it costs a lot less!

x Chi x

Fashion: The best £12.99 I ever spent

24 Aug

The last time you heard from me I was talking about sucking it up and buying a lipstick. This post is about getting over my ‘thing’ about trousers. I find it funny how much my blog has taught me about things that have nothing to do with my blog! Fear of failing and doing something new so often put us of incredible new horizons. Not strange, just human nature.

Seeing me in a pair of trousers is like seeing an Eskimo in flip flops. It just doesn’t happen. For many reasons. The first is the problem that one that faces all curvy girls face with a small waist ,big hips and some butt. Nothing fits quite right and everything seems a bit clown-ish. Most fitting my bottom half but loose at the waist. The only thing missing from most trousers I try on are braces and a clown hat. Resulting in a wardrobe full of dresses!

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I walked into Zara one day determined to find a pair of trousers. Having scoured the entire store I couldn’t believe it when I saw these trousers. The shock continued to the changing room when I found out they fit. Zara do statement pieces like these trousers so well. Down from £50 to £12.99, bargain!

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Top: Primark

Trousers: Zara

Shoes: Nine West

Sunglasses: New York City Market Sunglasses

Jewellry: Tiffany & Co

Lips: Mac ‘Ruby Woo’ Lipstick

x LoveChi x

Beauty: Mac Ruby Woo Review

21 Aug

When I was younger I got the impression that all elegant ladies wore lipsticks, heels and trench coats. Hence I decided that when I got older and more mature I would get my first lipstick and it had to be red. I did get a red lipstick but not much maturity.

Mac ‘s ‘Ruby Woo’.This is one of those products that EVERY blogger , Tom, Dick and Harry has! I am a bit of a rebel and bore in mind that I already had one red lipstick from Clinique. It had a glossy finish so resembled a very highly pigmented lipgloss. A little bit of a cop out but a great starter for my 19 year old mind. I didn’t see the need to get another red lipstick.  However, after giving the lipstick away I was left with a void. Having looked high and low I realised it ws time to face my fear and go for a matte colour. Looking for a blue toned red was suprisingly difficult and I now understand why ‘Ruby Woo’ is such a favourite.

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It suits so many skin tones and has incredibly colour pay off!  I made up my mind to pick up one while I was in New York City as a little treat 🙂

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My only issue with this lipstick is that while it has great staying power it transfers and bleeds quite a lot. For me, I couldn’t wear it without lip liner, and everything my lips brushed on got some red action! I’m all up for making a lasting impression but I was kinda careful about the angles and physics of my hugs ha! I don’t wear a full face of a make up crazy often. I am not used to it so you have to factor that in. All in all I am crazy about the colour, I can figure out a lip primer later….

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