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