Thursday, 21 August 2014

Red Roses.

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Pins & Needles Lace Trim Floral Shorts in Black

Pins & Needles Lace Trim Floral Shorts in Black
Pins & Needles Lace Trim Floral Shorts in Black
Pins & Needles Lace Trim Floral Shorts in Black
Lace Trim Shorts: Urban Outfitters | T-Shirt: Bank 
Leather Jacket: Topshop (old) | Sandals: Primark | Backpack: Primark

Hello lovelies! So I got these shorts about 3 weeks ago - when the weather was consistently hot and we didn't think twice about putting on shorts, dresses, sandals... but in a cruel twist of fate, Summer basically ended the very next day and my shorts were no longer weather appropriate. It all happened so fast! So there I was, wearing my pretty shorts, shivering and looking out the window into the rain and thunder clouds - what a sad, sad (and over dramatic) situation. 

Luckily, I was able to wear these for a few hours this week when I went shopping, even if it was a little chilly. As expected, I love these shorts. They're just perfect - super comfy, with gorgeous lace detail and a rose print that will never go out of fashion. 

I really like clashing the print with the stripes on this t-shirt, but I think I'll just wear them with a plain white cami top on holiday which should bring out the red a bit more. Oh, speaking of red, I tried out my red lip crayon for the first time since the Winter. I  still love it, but I forgot how it makes me a bit paler than normal. Hence why I'm currently covered head to toe in fake tan as I write this! 

Have you packed away your summer stuff yet? How would you style these shorts? 

Eilidh 

xox 











Tuesday, 19 August 2014

MURAD Blackhead & Pore Cleansing Duo.

Murad Blackhead remover
Murad Blackhead remover

Hello lovelies! I'm actually so excited to tell you all about this product today! It's quite a big post, but if you hate blackheads, keep reading. So last month, I was invited to the launch of the new MURAD Skincare counter in Debenhams, Glasgow. I hadn't used the brand before, so it was interesting to learn about the products and I was lucky enough to get some products to try too! 

I was most excited to try this blackhead removing duo. I don't know about you, but blackheads are the absolute bane of my life. No matter how much I use pore strips, cleansers or those terrifying tweezer like contraptions, they just won't budge. The MURAD approach is slightly different to these. This duo contains a Blackhead Remover (step 1) and a Pore Refining Sealer (step 2). 

What to do. 

The first step is a thick, white, exfoliating paste that you apply all over the nose area (or wherever you want to treat). I apply it quite thickly, but you don't actually need much product to do this. Then, you wait. The paste doesn't harden, but this gives it time to sink into the pores. After about ten minutes, you apply some water to the area and get scrubbing. I love this bit, the little scrubbers in the paste are just the right texture and you can really feel it removing all the dirt and oil. 

Next is the most important bit, in my opinion. So at the presentation, we learned how blackheads actually form in the first place. It's basically a blocked pore, which starts out white then turns black as it's continually exposed to the air. This is why step two is so important. This serum has a special ingredient that seals the pores and helps to prevent blackheads from forming again. 

The Results.

The results of this are so impressive. I noticed a real difference after the first use, and after doing this process weekly, my blackheads are noticeably reducing as time goes on. I don't think there will ever be a product that makes them vanish overnight, but the fact that this actively works towards preventing them is what makes the difference for me. The price of this duo is £50, which is quite pricey but it's two products I suppose, so it's about average for high end skin care. The quality reflects the price though and I can tell these two are going to last a long time.

Overall I'd totally recommend this product if you're at the end of your tether with blackheads. I'm going to keep using this on a weekly basis, and genuinely expect to be blackhead free in the next few weeks - a day I thought I'd never see!

Have you tried anything from Murad? What do you use to remove blackheads?

Eilidh 

xox 

You can find the Murad Blackhead & Pore Cleansing Duo* here.


Monday, 18 August 2014

Walk in the Park.

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Leather Jacket: Topshop| Boyfriend T-shirt: Primark | Necklace: Primark 
Check Shirt: New Look | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: ASOS | Rings: Primark

So it turns out I didn't hide my tired eyes very well that morning - if you agree to ignore the face in this post, then I'll agree to use more concealer next time I've had a late night! Anyway, it was a lovely, sunny day on Friday so me, my sister and my nephew spent the afternoon at Mugdock Country park. If you saw my last post, you'll know I'm super excited for Autumn - and even more so now that we spotted the leaves have started turning red and orange! *celebrates*

This outfit was put together with optimum comfort in mind. We were spending the evening at my mums, having a barbeque (which we ate inside) and watching films, so this t-shirt was an obvious choice. I've been wearing this a lot lately, it's a good one to reach for when I'm not feeling creative because everything goes with it and I don't need to think too much about my outfit. I tied this checked shirt round my waist to add a little bit of colour, and my favourite bag of the moment - my Zara satchel! You're probably sick of seeing this bag on all my posts, but I must warn you - it's going to be a favourite in autumn/winter too!

What did you get up to this weekend?

Eilidh 

xox  






Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Sunday Wishlist #2

Open Back Boots: Topshop | City Bag: Zara | Rose Cami Dress: Miss Selfridge
Tartan Skirt: River Island | Red Lace Up Shoes: Topshop 

Hello! Hope you've had a good weekend so far. I have another wishlist for you this week, and this time it's an extra dreamy one! I've been doing a lot of window shopping this week and I've found some things that are definite purchases of the future! Sorry bank account.. :)

I have a night out at the end of the month and I've decided I'm going to treat myself to a new dress. I spotted this beautiful rose sequinned cami dress on the Miss Selfridge website (reduced from £65 to £50) and fell in love with it! It's so pretty, and one that would be wearable all through autumn and winter (for nights out, of course). I might be getting ahead of myself but I actually think the colours would make this  a lovely Christmas dress too! 

Another definite is these red lace up shoes - how nice would these be with a casual dress and tights, or with black skinny jeans and a coat. I have a feeling these will be my first Autumn purchase! The tartan skirt is a must too - I totally overdid the red tartan last year I don't feel like I can go there for another year, but this darker green tartan is much more subtle and I love it. 

What have you got your eye on this week? Do you like any of these?

Eilidh 

xox

p.s just over a week left to enter my giveaway

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