Saturday, 29 July 2017

Technic Baked Blusher in Peach | Bourbon Rose Blusher Look


Technic Baked Blusher in Peach | Bourbon Rose Blusher Look


Hello to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my blog :)

Today I am going to share with you all one of my favourite makeup looks that I have been adopting of late and one of my best makeup products to use; my Bourbon Rose Blusher Look that I have created and have been wearing pretty much every day this summer, which I feel perfectly suits the summer weather.

This blusher look is created using Technic Baked Blusher in Peach, costing me the great price of £2.99! I love Technic makeup because of the affordability of their products and the amazing quality their makeup radiates when worn. This blusher is my absolute favourite, with it's peachy-pink tones being the perfect pigmentation for my pale skin tone.


One great characteristic of this Technic Baked Blusher, is that it has an amazing shimmer that mimics the illuminating effect of highlighter, creating the 2-in-1 effect of a highlighter and blusher all at once. Another great characteristic of all Technic products that I own, is Technic's 'Against Animal Testing' label on the bottom of all their products, making the product even more worth its cost with the knowledge your product wasn't applied to an animal during testing; which is something I find extremely difficult to find these days for an affordable price due to the large volume of popular brands that still test on animals.

The lush baked texture Technic's Baked Blusher has is the best characteristic for any makeup lover like myself. I adore baked makeup products because they always appear to hold such an intense shimmer, allowing you to easily apply an even amount of product onto your face, which doesn't cake or powder like other non-baked products I have used in the past. As a result, Technic Baked Blusher makes application extremely effective with just a few strokes using a blusher brush resulting in an intense, subtle application of blusher; that appears perfectly and doesn't take long to achieve like some non baked blushes I have used, which just never seem to apply enough to make the blusher visible yet look natural at the same time.

Following the effective application of blusher, Technic Baked Blusher works to illuminate a healthy glow without any build up of blusher, with the blusher spreading evenly onto your face; radiating a healthy, peachy glow perfect for summer and making me feeling great.

This Bourbon Rose Blusher Look I have created can also be tailored to other seasons such as spring, with the soft pigmentation creating the perfect makeup look for any occasion.

Thank you for reading,

Yours truly,
Caris 🌌

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

✨ Avon Clearskin | Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask Review ✨

✨ Avon Clearskin | Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask Review ✨



Hello all my lovely followers and visitors to my blog :) 

Recently I have been trying Avon's Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask and I have to say I think it's a great skincare product to use to treat your skin to a deep treatment cleanse. Due to the warm summer weather, my skin has been suffering pretty badly of late in terms of blemishes, and so I decided to find a face mask that's affordable to purchase, and easy and effective to use.  As the result of my search, I came across Avon's Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask, and being a fan of Avon products because of their affordability and effectiveness, and strict no animal testing moral they have for all their products (see here if interested in reading), I couldn't help but to order myself a tube of face mask and wait to see the results.

I ordered Avon's Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask from Avon's catelogue (you can also head over  www.Avon.co.com site to purchase their products), and it cost me just £2.50 for a 75ml tube, which is an amazingly affordable price for a mineral face mask skincare product. When using the face mask, I was surprised by the masks ability to actually penetrate the pores of my skin, leaving tiny little dots in the face mask where the pores on my skin were once the mask had dried. 

When using Avon's Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask after 10-15 minutes, I rinsed the mask off, and it left my skin feeling soft and smooth, alongside being the first face mask I had tried that hadn't left my skin dry; proving that this face mask is a pretty great product to use. I've continued to use the face mask, applying it 2-3 times a week and waiting for the mask to turn grey when dry after 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off, and the results are great. Not only does the mask leave my skin smooth and soft, but it also helps to resolve blemishes by penetrating the pores on my face, and as a result I suffer from less blemishes reappearing where they were previously due to enlarged or blocked pores.

Overall I would rate Avon's Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask 5 out of 5, because it does what it says on the tube and helps to reduce blemishes from appearing and reappearing; something that I am overjoyed about for someone who's skin is effected so easily by variety of factors from temperature and weather, hormones, food and stress such as from lack of sleep. 
   Another great characteristic about Avon's Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask, is that I can apply it to my face, and during the 10-15 minutes whilst I wait for it to dry, I can do other things, leaving the mask time to cleanse my skin whilst I get on with other jobs; making the mask time efficient and effective unlike some face masks I've used in the past which take a the long time for the product to work.

So I urge anyone with skin like mine, and who's willing to try Avon's Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask to go ahead, and quickly purchase a tube whilst Avon still have this product on offer for £2.50, because I love it and it's a perfect face mask to help cleanse and treat my skin for a effective deep cleanse. 

Thank you for reading,

Yours truly,
Caris πŸ˜„



Wednesday, 12 July 2017

πŸŒ„ The Key Beauty Staple this Summer | Garnier Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion πŸŒ„

πŸŒ„ The Key Beauty Staple this Summer | Garnier Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion πŸŒ„



Hello my lovely followers and visitors πŸ˜ƒ


Recently with the British weather warming up as we enjoy Summer, I have finally dared for the first time since I became a teenager, to not wear tights when out in public. This is solely because as I've become older, (turning 20 soon in November yikes! ) I have become more comfortable to be me, and as the result, I decided to no longer wear tights in the summer, because lets be honest why would I wear them, when I swear down not wearing tights is so much more comfortable in this intense British heat; and when I question the feeling that I'm expected to have perfect legs when in fact they are not perfect and I am perfectly contempt with that.

As the result of this, one thing that I have been taking care of, is moisturising my legs so that they look healthy but are completely natural during these summer months. And the one moisturising cream that I love right now, is Garnier Intensive 7 Days Ultra- Replenishing Lotion, a perfect lotion to use and take on your travels this summer. 

I decided to try this brand of moisturiser a few months ago, because I have always suffered from dry, itchy and sensitive skin, especially during changes in temperature from cold to hot, and decided enough was enough. In conjunction with this factor, I have always been searching for a afforable moisturiser that once applied, leaves my skin smooth and moisturised for the whole day, instead of moisturised for few hours before I experience itchy, dry skin again. 
   And I cannot emphasis enough how amazed I am at the results of using Garnier's Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion recently, because it really does what Garnier says on the bottle, having a "replenishing" effect on your skin. I have never come across ANY brand, and I really do mean any, that fully moisturises my skin the way Garnier's lotion does; and that I can find in shops at a affordable price. 
   
Garnier 7 Days Intensive Ultra-Replenishing Lotion is my star winner this summer, because its the perfect beauty product that anyone can use to care for your skin this season with great results, be it alongside you in your room or on holiday near the seaside.
   When I first tried Garnier 7 Days Intensive Ultra-Replenishing Lotion, applying it to my legs and arms, it had a cooling feeling to my skin, absorbed into my skin quickly, and left my arms and legs feeling silky and moisturised the whole day. Furthermore, even after showering the same day, my skin still felt smooth and moisturised! It's a miracle I swear because my skin never stays moisurised, especially after a shower! I will even go as far to emphasise this lotion to be so good, by telling you all that it lasts the whole night and day, after I applied it to my legs and arms after a shower, went to bed, woke up the next day, wore a skirt without tights, and walked around in 31'C (that is very hot for British weather) weather with still fully moisturised, replenished skin by the ed of the second day.

Garnier's 7 Days Intensive Ultra-Replenishing Lotion also has helped my skin become healthier and more replenished; enabling it to stop becoming itchy and dry. Now even if I don't apply the lotion every night, but once a week, my skin stays moisturised. And after about a month of using Garnier 7 Days Intensive Ultra-Replenishing Lotion, my skin even stays moisturised 2 weeks after I stop applying it, with no itchy skin like I would normally have.

Overall, I would rate this product a 4.5 out of 5, so I urge everyone with skin like mine to go ahead and purchase Garnier's 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion, because it really does help your skin become healthier, replenished, and rids you of itchy, dry, skin; leaving you feeling happier and healthier as you bask in the summer sunshine. Finally, I will also tell you that its pretty affordable too, considering the positive effects it has on your skin which you would find in a very expensive lotion from other top brands designed to help dry skin; costing me approximately £1.80 from Wilkinsons, my favourite affordable shop to buy great brands at great prices; now reduced on www.wilko.com from £3.00 to £1.80 which is an absolute bargain!

p.s: check out the other Garnier products too I highly recommend them such as their Garnier Intensive 7 Days Restoring Hand Cream :)

Thank you for reading,

Caris  





Thursday, 29 June 2017

35 Hours Exploring London


35 Hours Exploring London 


Hello all my lovely followers and new visitors to my blog.

Big Ben under maintenance 
I want to firstly let you all know what has been happening in my life recently, so this part is a bit of  side track from the topic of this post; but I'll be breif. Firstly, I have just finished my second year of A levels and therefore college, and I'm not going to lie I feel great 😝 I have been attending college for three years, doing a Btec when I was 16-17, and then A levels when I was 17-19 and it is finally over: making me feel ecstatic and sad at the same time.


Off to London
I recently had my exams, which to be completely honest drove me mad with stress. This is because the most stressful part, which I'm sure many others will understand, is that those in charge of higher education had decided to make all of us A level students take both our AS (first year) exams and A2 exams (second year exams) all together at the end of the second year; meaning I had to dig out revision resources that I forgot existed, and all whilst my brain was in melt down mode from the stress of it all.
    But after 7 written exams, one practical exam in February, and over 15 hours spent in exams, I finally walked out of that room I had spent 6 hours in on Friday the 23rd June, and prepared myself for an end-of-a-levels-celebration-trip-to-London with friends from college; which I just returned from Monday night (approximately at 9pm after 4 hours of travelling, sigh).

Waterloo Tube Line
So, without further ado, I will let you all know what I got up to in London within approximately 35hours, with loads of lovely pictures taken by myself to remember my experience and share it with you. Enjoy  πŸ˜Š


On Sunday the 25th June, we decided to visit London to celebrate and be London tourists, agreeing we would all meet in Oxford at a Weather spoons -the best place to go for us students with little money- for breakfast, and then get the bus to London from Gloucester Green Bus Station around the corner.  However, because I have been so preoccupied of late with exams and work, I forgot to prepare travel, and ended up driving on the motorway, for the first time-which I'm proud I survived from- to Oxford because the trains and buses were hardly running at all that day.
Buckingham Palace 

And that is where the journey began, starting with a 7am wake-up for me, driving for approx. 45 mins to Oxford, getting breakfast with my friends, getting the London Victoria bus for 2 1/2 hours, buying an Oyster card(a very handy little thing to help you save on tube journeys) and getting multiple tube trains: all six of  us finally walking out of the underground tired from our journey and getting to our hotel: a Premier Inn which has lush rooms at great prices in convenient locations in London .

The Shard
We then found our rooms, basked in our happiness as we realised how comfortable the beds were, and set off to buy lunch at the Tesco Express conveniently placed around the corner from the hotel, before sight seeing Big Ben, St. James' Park, Buckingham Palace, The Shard. We even saw a production crew and their caravans set up near Blenheim Palace for a Bollywood film-the security guard told us-which was amazing to see with their costumes out and makeup van open to see into at a distance. Lastly, we quickly went to Oxford Street and went into M&M world, probably the most colourful place I've ever been to, with the smell of M&M's all around you as you walk inside,
 
Red London Telephone Box
 After a day of picture taking and sight seeing, we all headed back to the hotel, to get ready for dinner at Pizza Express, a well deserved treat located just around the corner offering my favourite Archers lemonade beverage and margarita pizza  πŸ• 😍 πŸŽ† This was followed by my what felt like eternity search for Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice cream, a forever favourite of mine, and drinks in one of our rooms alongside a game of Cards Against Humanity: a highly outrageous game -a game recommended for those 17+-, that is bound to provoke multiple fights of laughter.


After a great day on Sunday, we set off once again to sight see on Monday the 26th June, but after getting breakfast of course. We took the underground to visit China Town, an amazing area bursting with culture, and then Soho, a place full of things to do and places to eat, such as at the Gourmet Burger Kitchen where we ate lunch.
Admiralty Arch, near Trafalgar Square, London
    We then headed off to visit Oxford Street, where we went shopping and I purchased black Harem trousers which are super comfy and light blue trainers in the sale in H&M; and two standing, open plastic picture frames from Muji; a cute little Japanese shop selling cool household and consumer items like stationery and picture frames.

Finally, we set off to the hotel to collect our luggage, carrying our multiple shopping bags with us, and continued to the underground to
The Bollywood Movie Caravans
get to the bus to take us back to Oxford. After a 3 hour journey, we wound up at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford, where we parted and I head off for Oxford Train Station to get the next train home: arriving at 9pm back home at the station feeling exhausted but happy from the trip to London.  
Chinatown Arch
In summary, I had an amazing time with my friends on my first ever visit to London, and I honestly don't think I stopped laughing once the whole time. From the hilarious moment I nearly fell over my suitcase on the escalator in the underground (trust me to have a suitcase whilst everyone had travel bags), and nearly fell onto a strangers lap when the tube train stopped suddenly😌, being swarmed by pigeons scurrying around our feet as we ate lunch in St James' Park, and to playing Cards Against Humanity until 1am Monday: I have enjoyed myself so much and will miss not seeing everyone each day at college as I drag myself into lessons.
     I can honestly say the excitement I felt as I looked forward to London was one of the only things that kept me going when revising and maintained my drive to finish A levels. It's memories like these that make you grateful for those in your life and the opportunities life gives us.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my post and the pictures. If so, don't forget to subscribe to email notifications of when I post on my blog, follow me on Bloglovin, and share my post with friends  πŸ˜ƒ


Yours truly,

Caris 😊











Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Spring into Denim | Demin A-Line Zip Skirt

Spring into Denim | A-line Demin Zip Skirt 



Hey,

Hope all is well,
My A-line Denim Zip Skirt paired with Diamond and Silver Chandelier Necklace,
 Long Sleeved Split-Back Rustic Orange Top, black 
tights and Black Chelsea Boots


With Spring here with it's warm sunshine, flowers blooming and birds singing, I have decided to share yet another favourite demin item for the ideal Spring Outfit: the Denim A-Line Zip Skirt.


I purchased this skirt on sale for just £7.00 after searching some time for a denim skirt and came across this one.
   Denim is currently a large trend right now, especially for Spring, and its clear to see why why. It's been around for years so is easy to come across, it's comfortable, and extremely versatile to style; meaning this Denim A-line Zip Skirt is the perfect item for any wardrobe.


I paired my Denim A-line Zip Skirt with my Chandelier Gold and Silver Necklace, Long Sleeved Split-Back Rustic Orange Top, black tights and Black Chelsea Boots for a laid back look. To stylise this outfit even more, I also pair my High-Heeled Black Chelsea Boots to give this look a chic vibe.
My Diamond and Silver Chandelier Necklace paired with
 this outfit.
   To add, this Denim Zip A-Line Skirt can also be worn throughout the seasons, with tights in colder months, or paired with a short or non sleeved top and skin tights or no tights during the hot summer months; it's an extremely versatile item of clothing to have 😊



Thank you for reading,


Yours truly,

Caris

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

πŸŒ… Springtime Photography | Capturing Spring in Full Bloom πŸŒ…

πŸŒ… Springtime Photography | Capturing Spring in Full Bloom πŸŒ…


Hey, 

Hope all is well,


This post today features my photography of Spring. Spring is my favourite time of year and it fills me with a sense of calm. The weather is always bearable for someone like me who dies once it hits 10 degrees or more, as it's not too cold with the sunshine keeping me warm, and not too hot, with the breeze blowing past you. To convey my love of Spring to you all even more, the one thing that really makes my day, is just walking outside either to work or college and hearing the Blackbirds and Finches singing away; Spring fills me with joy.

So here are just a few of my photographs taken by me on my phone, whilst out and about in the changing season in both natural environments, around urban areas, such as on the train on the way to Oxford or the spider web on the railings. These photographs are my original content and have not been copied from anyone or anywhere else. 


Enjoy  πŸŒ… 😊





Thank you for reading,

Caris πŸ˜„

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Spring Denim Look | The Girlfriend Jean


Spring Denim Look | The Girlfriend Jean


My Girlfriend Jeans paired with White Ribbed Sleeveless
 Turtle Neck top, black belt, grey Bat Wing Over
Sized Cardigan, and grey Trainers. 

Hey,

Hope all is well,

It has occurred to me over the past few days, that we are finally past miserable Winter and into Spring! And with the promise of sunnier days and beautiful budding flowers just over the horizon, I thought that today I would share with you all one of my favourite Spring outfits that I've been dying to wear and post about: my Demin Girlfriend Jean look that is perfect for warmer-than-winter Spring weatherπŸŒ… 
 
Jeans are something that are timeless, with their use spanning back many years and yet they still continue to be a key fashion item today. You name it, denim dresses, demin shirts, denim jackets and of course probably one of the most used clothing item ever: denim jeans; an item I always wear which can make you look casual, glam or chick. 


So, my current favourite denim jeans right now are the 'Girlfriend Jean'. This style of jean can also be found in 'Boyfriend Jean' style as well, and are a throwback to our previous 90's fashion, such as with our loose over sized jeans now know as 'Boyfriend' or 'Girlfriend' Jeans, and our high neck tank tops. I cannot get enough of my 'Girlfriend Jeans'. I just love their over sized look, with their turned up ankles that I am also obsessed with right now; and the ripped and patch work design placed on the front. And the best part is that due to their over-sized style, these jeans are extremely comfortable to wear, which is an important feature of any fashion item in my wardrobe. 
Grey, Over-sized Bat-Wing Over Sized Cardigan paired with this outfit. 


I purchased these jeans in the sale for £11.99 reduced from £24.99 which I am happy I did, because they are a definite fashion best buy that's very affordable for a high street fashion item- especially in comparison to more pricey high street retailers.
   The Girlfriend Jean definitely achieves a laid-back, casual vibe, but is a versatile fashion item which can be paired with a variety of items to achieve multiple looks. I really mean it, these jeans are versatile.  

For a casual, daytime outfit, I pair the jeans with my black belt, my white Ribbed Sleeveless Turtle Neck top (an essential for all fashion I swear), grey Bat-Wing Over Sized Cardigan, and grey trainers to complete my look. This outfit is my favourite with the casual, chilled  feel it radiates. I also wear my Black Daisy Print Halter top tucked into the jeans for even more of a laid back look.
   To achieve a more grungy, chick look, I also pair these jeans with my black Cut-Out Shoulder Tank Top, my black belt, black Leather Jacket, and my black Chunky Chelsea Heeled Boots; a look that really did live in the 90's. 

White, Ribbed Sleeveless Turtle Neck Top also paired with this outfit.

It's clear that I just love the 90's look right now; the 'Girlfriend Jean' and the Halter, High Neck/ Turtle Neck Sleeveless Tops. These jean are also great, because they suit all body shapes whilst providing a lot of comfort when worn. I can say that for a person with long legs, high hips and wide rib cage, that this style really does flatter and radiates a chilled vibe.


The best part is these 'Girl Friend' jeans also look great around Autumn. So if you want to purchase this item, go on, do it, because I have had my eyes on these jeans for a while, and when I saw them on sale for such a great price, I couldn't help but snatch them up. 


Thank you for reading,

Yours truly,
Caris