Sunday, 11 June 2017

St Moriz Fake Tan and Routine

Everyone feels better with a tan, right? It is only in the past few years that I have actually fake tanned. (Aside from the gradual tanning lotions... Yes, I'm talking about Dove Summer Glow!) 

There are so many different brands out there that claim to do different things to your skin. It may add a shimmer, glow or last longer than others. But, at the end of the day, you still get a tan from a bottle without having to leave the house.

It was around this time 2 years ago that I properly wanted to tan in time for Prom. I didn't have a holiday planned in the run up so the only way I could do it was if it was fake. I'd heard of the St Tropez than and heard amazing things about the brand. The only thing that was putting me off was the price tag. As I had never tanned before, I didn't know what to expect. I was going to do a trail but still didn't want to spend quite a lot of money on something for me not to like it. My Mum was told by a friend to try the the St Moriz tan. There is a bit of a difference in spending £20 per bottle compared to £3 per bottle.

Cut a long story short, I used the St Moriz Self Tan Mist Instant - Medium for prom and had so many compliments on how natural and glowy it looked. I love this tan and can't rave about it enough if you want to get into tanning but without the price tag. The only problem is that I have to wait 5-6 hours for it to develop so it isn't a quick tan if you plan of going somewhere at night last minute.

However, I found a tan that develops a little quicker, and you are in control. It is the St Moriz Pro Fast Self Tan Foam. This gives an indicator on the bottle and depending in how dark you want to go, depends how long you leave it on for. I have to admit, I am reaching for this over the other one purely because I can wash it off after 4 hours and have a decent looking tan without having to wait for ages.

I apply a light moisturiser about 30 mins before I apply the tan to help it soak in and prevent dark patches where there is dry skin. Both tans are applied with an applicator mitt which blends out the tan evenly and helps buff it into my skin easier. I then wash it off after the allocated time with water and pat dry my skin to prevent rubbing it off. I usually apply it every 2 weeks to give myself a break and allow the tan to fade and have a fresh base for the following time.

I highly recommend this product and will continue to use it each and every time I tan.

Have you used fake tan? What brand do you use?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Hair Care Routine

I have always been a bit boring when it comes to hair care. I used any old shampoo and conditioner and used an oil to nourish my hair, but that was pretty much it. I had never died my hair or had a treatemt such as perm so it was in pretty good condition anyway so didn't need much maintenance.

Nothing much has changed apart from the fact I now use a coconut based shampoo and conditioner from Alberto Balsam as I have a slight obsession with coconut scents and has a nourishing quality. I have my hair ombréd blonde so my hair is much drier than it was. Before going in the shower, I use the OGX coconut hair oil which helps to condition my hair before washing and give it the oil that it needs. Once I am out of the shower, I towel dry my hair and run a mixture of both the OGX oil with the John Frieda Hair Elixir which helps me to brush through my hair easier and leaves it really glossy, shiny and healthy looking.

In order to style it, I will often plait my hair when it it a little damp to give waves that last a few days and means that I do not have to use heat everyday on my hair. The other option is to straighten my hair and will do this everyday to remove and if the slight frizz and bobble marks that may be in my hair.

Are there any key products that you couldnt be without for you hair?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Victoria Secret: Spray Collection

First of all, I would like to apologise for those of you that have been visiting but haven't had a post to read for the past 4 weeks. I have been busy with college, exam prep and then the actual exam but everything is all complete now so I have time to write and upload again.

I'm sure you have seen the 'What Instagram Made Me Buy' trend that has been going round. One thing that Instagram made me buy was the Victoria Secret body mists and sprays. It started with the fragrance mists in: Coconut Passion (250ml) and Pure Seduction (250ml). I then saw the smaller mists that are the same scents as the perfumes. These are much more handbag friendly (75ml) so over 2 visits I picked up 2 of the Scandalous mists and an Intense mist. I then bought a rollerball in the scent Scandalous Dare (7ml).

I love all of the scents and wear them on a regular basis. I am usually wearing the body mists in Scandalous and Intense the most as it is normally in my bag or at the front of my perfumes. I would highly recommend buying them as the scent lasts for a decent amount of time. 

Despite it being an Instagram influence purchase, I am so glad I fell for it but the problem now it knowing when enough is enough and resisting the temptation to buy more scents.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter 2017!

I hope you all have a lovely Easter Sunday with your family. Even if you aren't religious (like me), it is always a great time to see and spend time with family. A great way to spend some quality time could involve a bit of baking, games or if you're feeling a bit of a big kid, maybe even an Easter egg hunt.

I might make some Easter nests with cornflakes, chocolate and some mini eggs as a little treat. The great thing about these is that they are quick and can even be made gluten free using gluten free cornflakes. This means that a certain someone doesn't have to miss out.

Happy Easter 2017!

Chloe x

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Victoria Secret Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain

I'm sure near enough every girl has one of the Victoria Secret Body Mists. When I saw the makeup bits they had, I had to try the lip creams. Many people at the moment are loving matte lip look but I find that some can be really drying on my lips and hate the feeling. 

However, with the VS ones, they are velvet so do not dry your lips out but still sort of look matte. I find this much better as they last longer than a normal lipstick but aren't drying like completely matte liquid lipsticks.

Another bonus is that the VS ones are also a stain so wear evenly on the lips. This allows you to add a  lip balm when the lip cream has worn off and still look as if you have something more pigmented. The lip creams are really pigmented and easy to apply. I have the shades Desire (Red), Tempting (Coral) and Adored (Light Nude Pink).

I would highly recommend these lip products!

Have you tried anything from the Victoria Secret Beauty Line?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed,

Chloe x