Get the Glow!

It’s been a little while since I blogged, so this might be another ‘just have to tell you about this’ type blog. Bare with me…

First of all, I have been desperate for the Balance Me Gradual tanning drops to launch. I was given a bottle to try at a recent event and have used them religiously since. I mix three or four drops with my morning moisturiser (would work just as well at night) and a few hours later, I’ve got a healthy glow. Nothing too obvious, just a subtle hint of colour, which is perfect for this time of year when our complexions are at their milkiest. Unlike a facial tanner, with these drops, you are in control of how much you use and how often you use them. There is no streaking, no smell and I haven’t had a single breakout after using them. (One of the downsides of facial tanning lotions, I find…) Just a little word of warning, DO NOT drop the bottle. I dropped mine on holiday and the glass pipette inside smashed to bits. Cue tea strainer salvage operation!!  Anyway, if like me, you’ve been feeling a little pasty recently, then I highly recommend this £30 bottle of liquid sunkiss.

 

 

Mix a few drops with your moisturiser… and don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards!

Moving on from beauty to fashion, I took the girls to New Look today, as both of them have suddenly grown out of almost every item in their wardrobes. There are very few shops that cater for pre-teens but New Look always comes up trumps for my girls. Of course I had a little look while I was waiting for them to try on their chosen bits and so I thought I would share a few things that caught my eye. (I have completely given up on trying to influence their choices. I found myself coming out with phrases like ‘ooh I don’t know darling, that’s a bit short/tight/clingy’ so now I leave them to it and just smile through slightly gritted teeth at the checkout.)

I am massive fan of the Victoriana, ‘Chloe-esque blouse’  on others, but I tend to avoid anything with a high neck. I am not really sure why, I think it’s more the feeling than the look. Anyway, I thought this one was really lovely, if you don’t mind polyester…

Jacquard Jumpsuit – £34.99

The Cecilie Copenhagen look for less. I tried this on. It’s a lovely thick material and actually looks WAY more expensive than it is. I felt it was missing pockets (frankly anything without pockets is missing pockets!) but it would be a lovely little jumpsuit for holidays.

Balloon Sleeve Cardigan – £24.99 

If you are a fan of the in(sta)famous ‘MumsHandMade cardigans, then this is a lovely tribute for £24.99. It actually came home with me, but I am not sure it’s very ‘me’ so it might go back.

Camo Shacket – £34.99 

Whenever I wear my Topshop camo shacket from last year, it always gets a lot of love and interest over on stories, so I thought I would include this one as it’s very similar.

Dungarees – £29.99

These are a really lovely skinny fit if you are looking for a sassy pair of dungarees.

Stone Trench – now £39.99

I had to include the trench that I have lived in recently. Be warned it is long, and does come up quite big so perhaps consider sizing down? It has a lot of hardwear which jingles. I love mine but I thought I would point these things out…

Bonjour T-Shirt – £9.99

 

SHOP MY NEW LOOK EDIT

 

 

 

And just in case anyone is interested, these are the bits that the girls brought home. You’ll see what I mean about tight and cropped! 🙂

 

Levis Tee (old but similar here)/ Jeans Warehouse (old) / Trainers Golden Goose (old but similar here)/  Sunglassses H&M
If you follow me on instagram, you will probably know that I finally braved the lob yesterday. I quite liked it yesterday, but I woke up this morning and am definitely mourning the loss of my long hair. After an entire lifetime of long locks, I think it will take a bit of getting used to…It definitely feels healthier and fresher, so hopefully in a few days time I will begin to feel a bit more ‘me’. I had it cut at George Northwood by Fer for those who have asked. Oh and have a look at the colour of my arms vs my face and neck in the photo above. That’ll be the tanning drops!
And finally, as so many of you have asked, the tooth whitening product that I have been using is called Boutique Whitening. I am not affiliated with them in any way, but I was sent the product to try and think it is very good.  I know many of you are interested in tooth whitening, so I thought I would leave you with the details. I think you can order directly by emailing the address on their website, but don’t quote me on that!

I think that’s all for today, I am off to try and tame a very naughty kitten!
Love
Chloe x
5 comments so far.

5 responses to “Get the Glow!”

  1. Danish Pastry says:

    Loving your outfit, so spring like! I hope you get used to the hair cut, I really like it on you.💕 I might have to give those tanning drops a go…

  2. Andi says:

    Love your hair. How do you think the Balance Me tanning drops compare to Clarins Radiance Plus? About to buy some and would welcome your view, thank you.

    • chloelovestoshop@yahoo.co.uk says:

      I think I prefer these because they are 98.8 % natural but to be honest there’s not that much in it… xxx

  3. Carole frost says:

    I think the haircut looks lovely on you but understand completely. I made a big mistake with home hair colouring about three years ago and ended up having to cut my long hair shorter and I so missed it – particularly when washing it or just the feel of it on my back. It will and does grow back quickly and will thank you for it. My hair is now stronger and thicker and just generally more healthy. In fact if anything my hairdresser says it’s over conditioned. Just enjoy it as it is and styling it. It’s early days. You will get used to it and love it and before you know it it will be long again xx

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Chloe Samwell-Smith

Chloe Samwell-Smith

I am a fashion loving mum of three, blogging about my love for clothes, interiors, children's fashion, fitness, beauty and travel. I live in London with my husband, three children (Liv, Milla and Charlie) and our siamese cat called Sammy.

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