Sunday, 7 December 2014

What I Wore To The Kim Kardashian Hairfinity Interview And Jingle Bell Ball

Hi babes,

I hope you're all well and looking forward to Christmas!

Here's a round-up of some outfits I have worn to recent work events. 

Outfit One - Kim Kardashian Hairfinity Interview:
Dress - Forever 21*
Belt - Warehouse (old - similar style here)
Heels - Boohoo.com (link)

For my interview with Kim and Khloe Kardashian for Yahoo Lifestyle, I opted for this black fit and flare dress from Forever 21. I absolutely loved the fit of this - it hugged the parts of my body that I liked and skimmed over the bits I want hidden. WINNER! It's quite a simple dress so I added a touch of glam with a metal waist belt and strappy heels as it was quite a glamorous party (of course it would be with the Kardashians in attendance).

Here are some more pictures of the evening, taken from my Instagram...


Me and my sis - whose blog you can read here.


KoKo and KiKi with yours truly.

Outfit Two - Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball:

Jumpsuit - ASOS (old - similar style here)
Belt - as before
Heels - as before

I wore a similar outfit for the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball in association with Morrisons, choosing this ASOS jumpsuit for the red carpet interviews. It's actually an old jumpsuit of mine (that you might recognise from this blog post) but like some kind of miracle, it still fits! Although I had to throw on a boob tube at the very last minute as it's got a little bit snug around the bust area which wasn't quite suitable for a work event! I styled it with the same metal belt and strappy block heels.

Here are some photos from the event, taken from my Insta...

Totally got a mistletoe kiss from Olly Murs and Danny from The Script. HA :)

FYI I am wearing Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm In Standout with both outfits - such a bold lip shade that takes seconds to apply and lasts all night. I love it.

Until next time.

Sophia x

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Saturday Night Outfits: Primark, Forever 21 and New Look #OOTN

Hi lovelies!

I hope you're all well and enjoyed Halloween :)

I haven't done a blog post in a while so I thought I'd do a quick outfit round-up from recent nights out, so here are my latest OOTNs...

Outfit One:
Dress - Primark
Heels - Next
Belt - ASOS

I typically reach for bodycon dresses on a night out but I loved the style of this fit and flare dress from Primark - I think they're really flattering. I kept the styling really simple by adding nude heels and a nude waist belt, adding a pop of colour via coral nails.

Outfit Two:

Dress - Forever 21
Heels - New Look
Necklace - H&M

I was instantly drawn to the colour of this dress because I am a little bit obsessed with cobalt blue. In fact I just spotted an amazing cobalt bag in Primark and I had to claw myself away from it. Anyway, back to business. This dress was an absolute bargain from Forever 21 and I'm developing a real fondness for the brand - it's like a trendier Primark but with a website! AMAZING.

Outfit Three:
Dress (worn as top) - Primark
Skirt - New Look
Heels - Next

I was inspired by Victoria Beckham's NYFW collection with this outfit as she featured a lot of sporty, skater-style dresses on the runway. The pastel turquoise top is actually a knee-length, bodycon dress but I wore the white skater skirt over the top to add some interest to the look. 

What have you been wearing on nights out recently? Are you into skater dresses like me?! Send me links to your OOTNs in the comments below or on Twitter.

Love,
Sophia
xo




Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Holiday Make-Up 2014: Face, Eye, Lip, Nail And Products + Holiday FOTD

Hi lovelies,

Hope you're all well!

So one of my favourite things to do on holiday is experiment with different make-up looks. I can really relax and take time doing my make-up, which means I reach for products I wouldn't normally use.

Here are the make-up I brought away with me on holiday this year. I have also included some beauty looks at the bottom so you can see how it all came together. Let's get started...

Base:
MAC Mineralize Charged Water*
On a day-to-day basis, I don't use a face primer, opting for a facial mist instead. This is lovely and refreshing and makes my skin soft and dewy for make-up application. I like to use it to set my make-up at the end too.

Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer
I use this when I'm wearing make-up in the evening as it makes my skin look 'glowy' and helps my make-up last all evening! I've re-purchased this 3/4 times now - it's definitely Holy Grail for me when it comes to 'night out' make-up.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30
This doesn't have amazing coverage so I like to use it when I'm having a Good Skin Day but just want something that evens out my complexion. It's also nice and lightweight so I'm more likely to use it during the day, applying it with my fingers for a light coverage.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation SPF 15 + Real Techniques Retractable Bronzing Brush*
I use this when my skin isn't looking great and needs more coverage on spots, blemishes, redness, uneven skin tone etc. I would say this is medium/full coverage, but it doesn't feel heavy at all and doesn't tend to slip off my oily skin. I like to use the RT brush as I find it gives an even, flawless finish to make-up.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
This is a #bbloggers favourite, and for good reason. It's less than £3 but don't less the price put you off as it's amazing at concealing any spots or blemishes. I also use it under my eyes to conceal dark circles and around my nose to hide redness.

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
When I've had a monster of a spot appear overnight, this is the product I reach for. It's thick and creamy, perfect for blending over blemishes. I also find it lasts all night so it's perfect for nights out.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural + Avon Powder Brush
After applying foundation and concealer, I sweep a dusting of this over my face in circular motions to ensure my skin doesn't get oily. It doesn't hide my make-up underneath - I still get that dewy glow which I love.

Face:

NARS Orgasm/Laguna/Albatross Trio + Cosmopolitan Blush Brush + MAC 129 Brush

I got this as a present a few years ago and it's actually amazing. I start with the bronzer (Laguna - amazing), swirl Orgasm blush around my cheeks and then apply Albatross highlight to my cheekbones.

Benefit High Beam

This pink-ish, lightweight fluid gives a lovely, iredescent glow to skin.

Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator

Yes I brought three highlight products on holiday with me! I've used this since I was like 16 - I'm obsessed with it. It gives me that bronzed, J-Lo glow.

Eyes:

Urban Decay NAKED Palette + Cosmopolitan Base Brush + Real Techniques Blending Brush
OB... SESSED. My life changed after I got this palette! Now it's pretty much all I reach for when I do my eye make-up. I used it to create a bronzed smokey eye on holiday.

Benefit They're Real Mascara
This makes my lashes look like they've been curled without curlers. It's amazing.

L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim
I swear by this to create cat-eye flicks on the upper lid. Easy... Peasy.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
When I remember, I apply this to my lids to make my eyeshadow last longer. It does work... But I always forget to use it!

Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream Eyeshadows*
I was really looking forward to these because they're creamy and matte (I hate shimmer) but they were a bit of a nightmare to apply and went all over my lashes... Whoops.

Eyebrows:

MAC Custom Eyeshadow Palette - Omega / Charcoal Brown + MAC 208 Brush

Omega is brilliant for a daytime, natural look while Charcoal Brown is better for a more defined shape.

Benefit Gimme Brow

I used this when I was feeling lazy or I was running late for dinner and my boyfriend was getting hungry. It takes about 10 secs to use and gives brows a touch of taupe colour.

HD Brows Tweezers*

The best tweezers on the market (in my opinion). They do the job!

MAC Eye Brows in Lingering

I've used this for quite a few years ever since I read that Kim Kardashian uses it. It's fool-proof really - you pretty much just colour in your brows with the pencil. I switch between this and the lighter shade, Fling.

No7 Clear Brow Gel

Just for keeping those power brows in place!

Lips:

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub
I always start lip prep with this to make sure all dead skin cells are removed before application.

Sleek Pout Polish in Sugar May
This was perfect for a lovely, natural peachy sheen. It also smells like candy... Mmm.

Avon Sheer Gloss
This just added a glossy sheen to lips and allowed my natural lip colour to come through.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Protectant For Lips
This was by my side pretty much all holiday! It has SPF in it so I kept it by the pool and also used it to prep and prime my lips before applying lipstick.

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
I bought this just before I went on holiday and it was PERFECT for using on my hols. It's a bright tomato red that looked gorgeous with a tan, clean skin and minimal eye make-up. I LOVE it.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef
This added a pop of coral to my lips without overdoing it. I love the formulation of these - they're not sticky at all, instead just really soft and smooth on the lips.

Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea*
I used this when I wanted a bright pop of pink in the evenings. The scent is very sweet but I kinda liked it!

Clinique Intense Chubby Stick in Heftiest Hibiscus
This is one of my FAVE lip products. It's a similar colour to Lady Danger (orangey red) but the crayon formulation means it's really easy to apply and the colour is less in-your-face. LOVE.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick
Another one of my Holy Grail lip products, this is super-pigmented and really looks like a punchy pink, fuchsia shade. Would defs recommend.

Rimmel 1000 Kisses Red Lipliner
This was used alongside the red lip products (MAC, Clinique) to frame my lips before lipstick application.

The Body Shop Lip Brush
I prefer not to apply bold lipstick shades straight from the bullet and use this lip brush instead. It really pushes the product into the lips that seals the colour and makes it last longer.

Holiday Beauty Looks...
Nails:
OPI Original Nail Envy
I use this as a base cost every time I do my nails and it helps to keep the colour on for longer and strengthen nails.

Marc Jacobs Nail Polish in Lola
I picked this up from Sephora in NYC when I went there recently as I knew you couldn't get Marc Jacobs in UK stores. I wore this pretty much every day on hols as the bold shade looked lovely with a tan. And no the brush isn't as big as the lid!

No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat
Products like this prove you don't have to spend a fortune on good-holiday beauty products. I've tried countless top coats but this is up there with one of the best when it comes to longevity! I didn't have any chips for a week after using this.

Holiday Nails...

What make-up did you wear on holiday?

Let me know in the comments or on Twitter (@smoir) now!

Love,

Sophia

xo

*PR Samples

 

 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Holiday Beauty 2014: Sun Protection, Skincare, Haircare, Perfume

Hey peeps,

I hope you're having a lovely evening - I'm just catching up on #GBBO while blogging and enjoying a cupcake on the sofa :)

Last month, I went on holiday to Costa Adeje in Tenerife and Hurghada in Egypt and although the outfits changed, the beauty bag stayed the same.

I'm going to do a separate post on my make-up bag but here's what I brought along in my holiday wash-bag...

Sun protection:

Soltan Protect & Tan Ultra-Light Texture Suncare Lotion SPF30 & SPF15

I first got wind of these products on last year's holiday to Almeria in Spain. I like to tan as safely as possible and never start out wearing a factor lower than 30 - but I like the look of a healthy tan, too. This offers the best of both worlds as it protects my skin from the sun (it has 5* UVA and UVB protection) while enhancing the body's natural tan. I didn't burn once when I used this and I came home with a natural, golden glow. Who said you had to spend a fortune on suncare?

Malibu SPF 20 Clear Hair and Scalp Protector

I've never thought to protect my scalp on holiday before - obviously I wear a hat to protect my face but this ensures my scalp is protected too. It's nothing special but I just spritzed it onto my locks first thing and my scalp didn't burn at all. Not exactly glamorous but you've gotta tell it how it is!

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF30*

Another one from my 2013 holiday beauty bag, this is one product I simply could not be without now that I've tried it. I have oily/blemish-prone skin so I need to be really careful with what I put on my face - a bottle of greasy sun cream just doesn't cut it. This on the other hand doesn't break me out, it has a lovely, light texture, it smells of oranges and most importantly, it protects my skin from the sun. It is pretty pricey (£57.00) but it has lasted me ages as you only need the tiniest bit.


Skincare:

Murad Essential-C Cleanser*

As you probably guessed, this also made an appearance in last year's beauty bag. Again, I just love the scent, and it makes my skin feel squeaky clean. Sadly now every time I use this, it just reminds me of holiday - and how much I want to go away again!

Avene Thermal Spring Water

I have a very soft spot for Avene after going to Avene in the south of France last year to learn about how all the products were made. This water spray was a staple in my beach bag oh holiday - I used it to cool down by the pool but I also sprayed it onto a cotton pad and used it as a refreshing toner.

Murad Anti-Aging Moisturiser SPF 20*

I mainly used this because I absolutely loved the other Murad moisturiser and I didn't want to use that up! So I used this as my night time moisturiser when my skin didn't really need a high SPF. It definitely didn't clog up my pores and made my skin feel really soft but not at all greasy.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I switch between using a hot cloth cleanser and a Micellar water to remove my make-up but on holiday, I preferred to use a Micellar water as it was just too hot to use my Cleanse and Polish! This was really light and fresh - but it was annoying having to use like ten cotton pads rather than one washcloth.

LancĂ´me Bi-Facial Eye Make-Up Remover

Unlike hot cloth cleansing which removes every trace of make-up, I find that Micellar waters leave little bits of make-up around my eye area. I used this as the last step in my facial regime and it left my eyes properly cleansed and soothed. It is quite pricey though so I'm not sure I'd repurchase.


Haircare:

Mark Hill MiracOILicious Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner with Moroccan Argan Oil*
I'd never used this range of hair products before but fell in love with them on hols and have been using them ever since. It's made with Argan oil but the scent isn't like the typical Moroccanoil smell - bizarrely, it actually smells like sweets! It's so funny, every time I use this in the shower now, I immediately get transported back to my holiday days. I love it.

Mark Hill MiracOILicious 2 Minute Intensive Treatment*
I used this after the shampoo and conditioner to give my hair a real treat. It felt really luxurious on holiday and after I combed it through, my hair felt so soft and smelt amazing. I would definitely re-purchase - even just for the smell of sweets!

Lush It's Raining Men Shower Gel
I first laid eyes on the Honey I Washed The Kids soap years ago so immediately snapped it up when it was made into shower gel form. It smells so yummy - like creamy honey, and it makes washing in the shower (admittedly a mundane task!) much more enjoyable.

Mark Hill No Knots! Detangling Spray*
I use a detangling spray every time I wash my hair as it gets really knotty. After towel-drying, I used this to give my locks a hit of moisture without leaving my hair feeling heavy.

Mark Hill MiracOILicious Moroccan Argan Oil*
As you can imagine, I loved using this because it smelled the same as the other products in the range. I warmed up a few drops between my hands and applied to the lengths and ends of my hair. It didn't make my hair greasy at all - just lovely and soft. I would definitely re-purchase.

Mark Hill Party The Night Away Firm Hold Hairspray*
I didn't use this a lot on holiday because I preferred to keep my hair sleek and straight (no hairspray needed). But when I curled or plaited my hair, I used this to a) add volume and b) keep the look in place all night.

The Wet Brush*
I typically use a wide-toothed comb on towel-dried hair, but this has completely changed my hair routine! The bristles are really soft and don't pull or tug on hair. Instead, it brushes through locks a dream and leaves them really soft and smooth.

Perfume:

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh EDT

I bought this duty-free on the way to Tenerife as I went there without a signature holiday scent. It was a nice addition to my holiday outfits but I wouldn't say the scent is anything special necessarily. It might be because it was Eau De Toilette, but the scent was very light and didn't seem to last all night on me. Still, it was nice to spray it on as I walked out the door and made me feel ready for the night ahead.

What are your holiday beauty bag essentials?

Let me know in the comments below.

Love,

Sophia

xo

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Summer Styling: Wartime Inspired Primark Floral Tea Dress With MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

Hey lovelies!

I hope you're having a brilliant evening :)

Last weekend, I went to a birthday party at my friend Rosie's house and the dress code was wartime-inspired tea party so I dug out a little something from my wardrobe to fit the theme.

Here's what I wore...

OOTN:


Dress: Primark (new season)

Wedges: Aldo (old)

Belt: ASOS (old)

I've had this dress for a couple of months now but have only worn it a handful of times. It's quite tight and despite the floaty fabric, not the most forgiving piece from my wardrobe! I added a tan belt to cinch in my waist while tan strappy wedges elongated my legs. I look pretty tanned here as I had just got back from holiday the day before - woop! It's almost completely faded now though :(

FOTN:
Face: Benefit That Gal Primer, Clinique CC Cream (applied with Real Techniques Travel Bronzing Brush*), Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (applied with Avon Powder Brush), NARS Laguna Bronzer, Benefit High Beam.

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Palette (Naked, Buck), L'Oreal Perfect Slim Super Liner, Benefit They're Real Mascara.

Brows: MAC Eyebrows in Fling, MAC Eyeshadow in Omega (using MAC 189 Brush).

Lips: Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant (both to prime lips), Rimmel London Red Lip Liner, MAC Lady Danger Lipstick (applied with The Body Shop Lip Brush).

I centered my make-up look around my lipstick as it was a very bright, vivid shade and didn't need much else to go with it. I wasn't sure about MAC Lady Danger at first but now I'm totally sold - it's the perfect blood-orange red that's more summery than Russian Red, which is more of a classic, blue-undertoned shade. I was pretty tanned from my holiday already but I added some more bronzer to my cheekbones and temples for a sun-kissed look.

I also had my nails done in the Gellux shade Oriental Poppy which you can just about see in the first pic!

Here are some more photos from the evening...
Start of the night... My friend Flo and I posing up a storm

End of the night... Flo and I posing up a storm, but slightly more inebriated

What did you wear this weekend? Let me know in the comments!

Love,

Sophia

xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Summer Holiday Style On A Budget: Primark And Dorothy Perkins!


Happy Sunday!

I hope you're having a lovely, relaxing day wherever you are. Shame about the weather here in England but it's actually quite nice being inside for once with a cup of tea to keep me warm :)

I recently went on holiday to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for a week which was just complete bliss - It was lovely and sunny and I only moved from the sun bed for food and drink!

However I encountered a bit of a problem in that I was (and still am) totally skint since moving to London so my holiday wardrobe budget was extremely... limited, shall we say.

I pretty much raided the rails of Primark for cheap summer stuff and found a few pieces in Dorothy Perkins the day before flying out - DPs had a 20% off that day too which was pretty handy.

It meant that I didn't spend more than £15 on a single holiday piece! The rest of it was pretty much completed with stuff I already had in my wardrobe. Here's what I wore...

Outfit one:

Playsuit - Primark, £5 (new season)
Necklace - Primark (old)
Belt - ASOS (old)
Sandals - New Look (old)
Bag - Primark (old)

I found this playsuit in the swimwear section of my local Primark and couldn't believe the price when I saw it. I think it's meant to be more of a beach cover-up than an actual playsuit to wear out in the evening but the material was pretty thick and I didn't feel uncomfortable wearing it out at night. To complement the tribal print on the playsuit, I teamed it with a chunky gold necklace and a slick of MAC Lady Danger lipstick brightened up the look.

Outfit two:

Cami top - Dorothy Perkins, £10.80 (new season)
Necklace - Primark, £4 (new season)
Skirt - New Look (old)
Sandals - as before

I bought this yellow cami top on a whim because I just needed something to wear and cami tops tend to flatter my bust. I didn't know what I was going to wear it with, but I've seen a lot of yellow and white in magazines recently so I thought I'd pair it with this white skater skirt that I've had in my wardrobe for ages. I love how both the pieces are loose and floaty as it makes the outfit feel very bohemian - it was also just super comfy! I think the statement flower necklace injects some colour into the outfit (you might not be able to see but it's cobalt blue and turquoise flowers) and I plaited my hair which I thought went with the 'feel' of the outfit quite well.

Outfit three:

Maxi dress - Primark, £10 (new season)
Necklace - Primark (old)
Denim jacket - New Look (old)
Bag - as before

You can't beat a maxi dress on holiday (in fact, it's probably the only time I would wear a maxi dress!). They're just so comfortable and forgiving - especially when you're going all-inclusive like I was (bloat central). I really liked the pattern on this Primark dress and I was surprised that it wasn't too long as most maxi dresses in there are. I added a tribal-esque necklace to add some interest to the outfit which I think it needed it as the neckline was pretty bare.

Outfit four:

Cami top - Topshop (old)
Shorts - Primark, £4 (new season)
Shoes - Primark (old)
Necklace - New Look (old)

I wouldn't have immediately put these two pieces together but I liked how the cobalt blue cami matched the colour of the trim on the shorts. I decided to team it with a pair of white espadrilles as it gave it more of a chilled-out vibe - while a pink lip pulled the outfit together nicely.

Outfit five:
Floral cami - Dorothy Perkins, £14.40 (new season)
Shorts - H&M (old)
Sandals - Primark (new season)
Necklace - Avon (old)

I started the night with my hair like this but I changed my mind halfway through the evening and took the plaits out by my forehead - they were doing my head in and didn't feel very 'me'! This floral cami top was very voluminous and wouldn't have looked very flattering on its own but I think tucking it into the shorts balanced out the shape nicely. I wasn't sure whether to wear a necklace or not but this cream one is one of my favourites and brought out the cream in the floral cami top.

Outfit six:
Dress - Primark, £13 (new season)
Belt - as before

I absolutely love wearing yellow (especially on holiday!) and fell in love with this dress as soon as I spotted it on the rail in Primark. I wasn't completely sold on it when I tried it on in the changing rooms and I don't think it particularly photographed well, but it's a lovely dress and really fitted in with our beautiful, Spanish surroundings. It was just nice to dress up for a bit on holiday!

What are your budget holiday styling tips? Do you buy a whole new wardrobe or wear things you already have? Let me know in the comments!

Love,

Sophia

xo








Wednesday, 16 April 2014

March 2014 Empties: Liz Earle, Caudalie, Rimmel London, Soap and Glory, Neom Organics

Hey loves!

I hope you're having a brill day so far :)

I've been trying really hard not to buy new beauty products and use up the ones I have already so for that reason, I have LOADS of empties this month!

Here are the products I used up...

Skincare:
Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water
I switch between using a hot cloth cleanser and a Micellar water to remove my make-up at the end of the day, but if I'm going through a Micellar water phase then this is absolutely one of my faves. It's so soft and gentle, it smells lovely and removes every trace of make-up.

Garnier Fresh Essentials Refreshing Toner
I've had this for quite a while now but only got around to finishing it recently. It's light and fresh - a real delight to use! For a long time I didn't see the point of toner but I'm a complete convert now as it makes my skin squeaky clean.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I've used this on and off for years - it's my go-to product for clearing up my skin after I've had a breakout. I used to think hot cloth cleansers were too much effort but I absolutely LOVE them now - it makes taking off my make-up a real treat and this Liz Earle one is definitely the best I've tried.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisturiser
I generally turn my back on moisturisers that are labelled 'rich' or 'heavy' as they're just too thick for my oily/combination skin. This one is perfect as it's a light, non-oily moisturiser that soaks in instantly, hydrating my skin without feeling too thick or sticky.

No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator
I try to scrub my face two/three times a week as I just find it clears up my complexion and gets rid of all the oil/dirt that's on my face. This one has really tiny beads in it, almost like sand, so it only exfoliates gently but it still works really well! Definitely take a look at it if you see it in Boots - especially if you have a £5 off voucher.

Make-up:
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Ivory
I was really gutted when I ran out of this! It was my go-to foundation for months and I absolutely LOVED it. It's medium coverage but buildable - it conceals every one of my blemishes while still leaving my skin with a healthy, radiant glow. I would repurchase it in an instant!

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim
I was pretty loyal to my Soap and Glory Supercat Liner for years but then this came along and my loyalty was tested! I'm always applying my eye liner in a rush and this is just completely fool-proof - it makes doing winged eyeliner a breeze. The only thing I would say is that I've recently started noticing that it's been smudging / fading throughout the day which is a bit of a #fail.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Every time I use this, I wonder how I survived without using it! It's not too cakey for using under the eyes but also conceals spots / blemishes a treat. I would buy them in bulk if I could - they're only £2.99 or something a pop, it lasts for ages and it just really works. Has anyone else noticed that their tube has been leaking though? It might just be me, but I always find that my concealer ends up all over the rest of my make-up bag!

Hair:
Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair Intensive Mask
I use an intensive hair mask three times a week to make my hair really soft and glossy. I really like these tub masques because you can grab a load of it and smother it all over your hair! This one smells AMAZING and makes my hair feel lovely. I would definitely buy it again!

Beautiful Brunette Extra Moisturising Shampoo
I don't spend a lot of money on shampoo and conditioner because my hair is so long and thick it would cost me a fortune. This shampoo costs £1 from Poundland and works just as well as the leading brands. I always re-purchase them - cheap and cheerful!

Herbal Essences Deep Nourishing Intensive Mask
I'm not loyal to one particular hair mask as I just tend to buy what's on offer, as was the case here. It's a lovely, thick formula that leaves my hair soft and silky - but if I had to buy just one, I'd buy the Schwarzkopf one over this.

Body:
Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser
My life is one big rush so I don't find the time to properly moisturise my body from head to toe. This moisturising spray just makes life so much easier! It takes less than a minute to cover my whole body, smells like chocolate and sinks in quickly. So glad I found this!

Neom Organics Complete Bliss Moroccan Blush Rose*
I've always been into candles but this year, I've got REALLY into candles. Neom in particular have the BEST scents, they last for ages and leave a beautiful aroma in the room. These travel sized ones aren't too expensive so I'll definitely be stocking up on some more!

Soap And Glory Flake Away Body Scrub
I've used this body scrub for years but recently got back into it when I received a big Soap and Glory gift set for Christmas. I think if I was to buy one body scrub for the rest of my life, this would be it. I am just in love with Soap and Glory products! The scent is delicious, they really work and leave my skin feeling soft and smooth. Holy Grail material for me!

What did you use up this month?
Love,
Sophia
xo