Sunday, 9 February 2014

London Haul ft. Brandy Melville, H&M and Levi's

Hey lovelies, last weekend I went to London to see Taylor Swift at the O2 (she was amazing!) and of course, being deprived of any decent shops here in Cornwall, I took full advantage of all that London had to offer and hit the shops. I obviously couldn't resist the allure of the massive flagship stores on Regent Street and Oxford Street, but I actually went a little further afield to Chelsea too, specifically Brandy Melville, which did considerable damage to my poor bank balance...

I've seen this Brandy Melville dress all over YouTube/Tumblr/Instagram (Kylie Jenner was spotted in the burgundy version here!) I really love the cross over detail at the back and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it! I've taken the tags off and I can't remember exactly how much this was, but I know it was about £21 pounds, which I thought was really reasonable for such a versatile dress.
I don't know why I felt the need to buy a basic long sleeved t-shirt, but the material was so soft that I couldn't leave it behind. It's slightly sheer, really loose and flowy and I think a good white top is a staple for any wardrobe. I'm a sucker for a good skater skirt and I loved the oxblood colour of this skirt. The material looks just like silk and I like that as the back is elasticated I can wear it quite high waisted. (Both from Brandy Melville)
I picked up this black body from H&M for about £6.40 as they had a 20% off event for students with myunidays, I've become obsessed with scooped backs lately, I think they look so feminine and very ballerina-esque. I got this tartan skirt from Brandy Melville too, tartan skirts are really on trend but most of the ones I've seen have either been A-line or pencil skirts, so I thought this was a slightly girlier alternative and I like the detail of the buttons down the front.
I actually ordered these shorts online but thought I'd include them in this post too! They're destroyed Levi's shorts from the Vintage Renewal section of Urban Outfitters and they were £10 in the sale! They only had size smalls left which are a little large for me, but for £10 I don't mind having to wear a belt! This cream jumper is just a basic knit from H&M-I thought it was best to keep it simple on top since the shorts have so much going on! 

Have you been shopping lately? I'd love to see your haul posts too! 

Monday, 3 February 2014

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Review (formerly Créaline)

Hey lovelies! If you’ve read my blog for a while or you follow me on instagram or twitter you might know that at the start of January I went to Paris for a few days with my boyfriend. I bought quite a few things while I was there (I went a bit crazy on the Champs-Élysées...), but one of the purchases I was most excited about was the Bioderma Créaline H2O Solution Micellaire. This product was actually renamed Sensibio H2O a while ago, but the bottles I purchased still have the old name on for some reason, but the product is the same regardless.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with this product (have you been hiding under a rock?!), it is basically a micellar water that acts as both a make-up remover and a cleanser in one and is extremely well loved by beauty bloggers worldwide. 

One of the reasons that this has become such a cult product is the fact that it is such a mild formula, being fragrance, soap and alcohol free, making it great for those with sensitive skin. Personally I don’t have overly sensitive skin, but I have found that in the past some make-up removers, even those specially formulated for removing eye make-up tend to irritate my eyes, but I don’t have this problem with this product at all.

I use this product every morning and before I go to bed by pouring it onto a cotton pad. I usually press the pad onto my eyes for a few seconds and then wipe away my eye make-up and then remove the rest of my face make-up afterwards. I always follow up with my trusty Olay Beauty Fluid and the combination of the two products leaves my skin feeling thoroughly clean and moisturised. This product has truly exceeded my expectations and now I completely understand why it has become such a well-loved product. I've never used anything that has removed make-up as quickly and thoroughly as this does and I'd even go so far as to say it has replaced my beloved face wipes ;) 

I stocked up on this whilst I was in France, where it is readily available and managed to get two massive 500ml bottles for around €23 in a random little pharmacy near the Eiffel Tower. As you can see from the photo on the left, I'm not even halfway through my first bottle and I've used it twice daily for over a month, so I've got enough to keep me going for a while! However, if you don't have a trip across the channel planned any time soon you can now buy it online in the UK from

Have you tried any products from Bioderma?