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OOTD // Stars on my shirt

Shirt Primark
Shorts Vintage Levis
Shoes Primark

I've always been quite the fan of starry prints, and they seem to be popping up all over the place these days - well done fashion buyers. This shirt was sold out in a size 10 so I was forced to buy a size 8, and I won't lie to you dear reader, there is a bit of gape-age but I think if anything that's a treat for my fellow commuters.  

Moving on, here are 3 thoughts/things I've done this week:

1. I'm very upset about Paul Hollywood moving over to the dark side. I like to think he was kicked out of the Mary, Mel and Sue Whatsapp group for it. 

2. I took my 4-year old nephew to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and he wore a full Willy Wonka outfit including the hat. 

3. When will I find a Snorlax? I really really want one. 


OOTD // Boy

T-shirt Borrowed from husband
Jeans Primark
Sliders Zara
Bag Zara

I can't stop wearing these shoes but that fluffffffff! I bought this necklace from a car boot sale in Cardiff the other week, the lady behind the stall said she was given it by a 90 year old woman which I enjoyed. Love an old lady's cast offs (see this for further evidence!)

I wore this to meet one of my friends for lunch (we went to Piccolino, I had tomato pasta and it was delicious) and have a little browse in the shops. I bought a shirt and skirt from Primark. The skirt was only £2 but having tried it on at home I can see why - it's a very thick material and basically just looks like a square block on my legs. Not hot. 


Estee Lauder Skincare // Mini-Reviews!

How cute is this little 'Faye' which was a place setting at a wedding I attended recently? MEGA cute! 

A couple of weeks ago I attended a blogger event hosted by Estee Lauder @ Boots in The Mall, Cribbs Causeway. I've been attending more and more blogging events in Bristol and I am thoroughly enjoying them - yay to meeting other bloggers and doing fun things! 

The brand was kind enough to gift us a goody bag at the end of the evening which was full of lots of skincare treats - many of which we saw tried and tested during the event, so I was very excited to get them all home and into my bathroom. 

I've now been testing them for about two weeks, and here are my mini-reviews on each:

Take it Away Make Up Remover Lotion 
This is a water-based, milky formula which you apply to dry skin and rinse or flannel off. This was perfectly nice, but I do prefer a slightly thicker cleanser when washing my face, which is simply personal preference. I think this would be great for slightly more oily, teen to early twenties skins, as it is very gentle and just nice to use, especially on skin which doesn't need too many products. 

Advanced Night Repair
I do love me a serum and have been wanting to try this, now pretty famous one, for an absolute age. It's quite an unusual texture compared to other serums that I've tried - it's not overly thick and sinks in straight away, which I like, and you don't need loads - a little does go a long way which I think makes it pretty cost effective. I don't think I've used it enough to say if I can notice a huge anti-ageing effect, but my make-up has been going on really smoothly and I have noticed a reduction in my under eye circles, which is one of my biggest skin issues. So far, I'm pretty much sold!

Nightwear Plus
I've been applying this after the Advanced Night Repair and it's a pleasingly thick moisturiser which again melts into the skin, leaving it feeling nourished. I'm not sure if I would re-purchase this as I don't always apply moisturiser on top of my night time serum, but it's a welcome extra treat at the moment! 

As mentioned above, I think this is helping my make up to go on nice and smoothly - I like to mix it in with my SPF which means that I don't look so shiny (a tip from one of the Estee Lauder ladies at the event, who had the dewiest, glowi-est, but not shiny, skin!). 

Modern Muse perfume 
Ok this isn't skincare, but it looked nice in the photo! This is a very crisp smelling, girly scent which is slightly too flowery for me - I prefer a slightly deeper perfume. Again, I think this would really suit a teenager as it's very fresh. We also received a smaller sample of Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss, which smells a bit like Modern Muses's big sister, and it's much more up my street. I think living in Dubai (and working with a perfume brand whilst there) has given me an affinity for oud-y smells, and the website describes this as 'fruity' and 'woody', which I can totes appreciate. 

Advanced Night Repair Capsules
I've not used these cute little fish-shaped ampoules yet as I'm saving them for a horrible skin week, but I'm very excited to try them! 

If you live in Bristol and are tempted by anything Estee, then you can use the below voucher for a nice treat! 


OOTD // Ruffles

Top H&M
Jeans H&M
Shoes New Look

This top was only 10 British pounds. What a bargain. Shame it's so creased but hey ho - I really dislike ironing so I just never really do it. 

I wore this outfit to go to visit an open garden with my mum (she's obsessed with that kind of thing) and I ate some substandard cakes plus a lovely peanut cookie. Wild.