Sunday, 21 December 2014

Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner Review

Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner Review Feel Unique Look Fantastic Natural Organic Skin Care

This year I have really got into using spray toners.  I started using them more and more as the weather became warmer as I felt that it was a step in my skincare routine that I was missing and in the warmer months, I felt as though I needed a refreshing spritz to perk up my skin each morning.  This is a step that I have continued all year and will certainly continue going into 2015.


The one that I am using at the moment is by Trilogy and it is the Hydrating Mist Toner.


Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner Review Feel Unique Look Fantastic Natural Organic Skin Care
Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner*
The Hydrating Mist Toner is a refreshing spray toner that you spray onto your skin after you have thoroughly cleansed your skin.  It combines water with components of natural essential oils to create a very gentle formula that is designed to provide a hit of moisture for dehydrated skin.  The rose petal, lavender and geranium in this mist help to invigorate, hydrate and tone the skin.

I would think that this mist would be suitable for all skin types, even those with dry skin as it alcohol free so it wont dry your skin out and I also think that it would be great for those with sensitive skin as rose petal tends to be quite soothing on the skin and can help to ease redness.


Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner Review Feel Unique Look Fantastic Natural Organic Skin Care

I have been using the Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner for the last couple of months and have really enjoyed how awakening and refreshing it is to spritz on each morning.  I haven't felt too many immediate deep skincare benefits as such, aside from the refreshing feeling, as I always follow up with my daily moisturiser which gives me the most hydration and nourishment however I have certainly noted how invigorating it feels which aids my mood as well as my skin!

If my skin is feeling a little sensitive, perhaps after using a powerful mask, I have found that spritzing this onto the skin straight after removing it, does help my skin to feel a little less squeaky and tight which shows that it must hydrate the skin in some way.

I think that this toner is perfect for use all year round but especially at this time of the year when even my super oily skin tends to dry out from being outside in the cold to coming inside with the central heating on.  The toner provides an instant boost of moisture to the skin which makes it great for spritzing onto your face throughout the day, particularly if you work in an office with air con, are on a flight or are in a house with air conditioning which can all dry the skin out and leave it looking dull; it can even refresh your make up if it is looking a little cakey.


Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner Review Feel Unique Look Fantastic Natural Organic Skin Care

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What are your favourite spray toners?

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Saturday, 20 December 2014

WhatLauraWore: Plus Size Eyelash Jumper


Earlier in the week, I posted my guide to choosing a colour palette from your wardrobe.  In that post was a sneak peek of todays outfit post which shows just how I am utilising the colour scheme of some of my daytime wardrobe clothes this winter.

The jumper I'm wearing is my absolutely FAVOURITE this winter.  It is by Lovedrobe but I got it online at Very as I love that I can order loads of things in different sizes, get it delivered the next day and then just send back what I don't want to keep.  The Leopard Star Feather Knit Jumper is one of those eyelash style jumpers that were really popular last winter.  This one is gorgeous as it has gold tread running through it in the middle of the leopard print that takes up the main body of the jumper.  The top portion has lots of black stars on it which provide a lovely contrast to the leopard print.



If you're looking for a warm and snuggly jumper to wear over the winter then I would really recommend this one as it looks beautiful and can easily be dressed up for an evening dinner out (I've worn this with black skinny jeans, peep toe heels and a black clutch) or down like I have in these photos.  The fit of this jumper is pretty generous and although I ordered my usual size, I could have easily sized down by one or two sizes, so that may be something that you may want to consider when buying the jumper.  It washes really well and doesn't lose its shape or anything like that.  The only negative thing that I have to say about it is that it catches really easily, especially where the gold thread is.  It literally catches on everything from bracelets to bags, zips and rings so I doubt it would be a jumper I could bring out for years to come but even if it lasts me only one winter, I'd be happy as it is so pretty!


I'm wearing it with my favourite denim leggings from New Look (via ASOS here).  These have been a staple in my wardrobe for goodness knows how many years.  I love the dark denim colour and they fit so well as they're very stretchy but a slim fit, making them a great option for those who aren't a fan of traditional jeans.

I always struggle to get jeans to fit slim enough on my legs whilst being large enough to fit my tummy at the same time, so these stretchy denim leggings are a fantastic option for me.  The ones I'm wearing in these photos are actually a couple of sizes too big for me now so I really need to repurchase them in a smaller size as they're really baggy around the calves which is so unusual as the fit of them is normally good.


The bag I'm carrying is the Michael Kors Hamilton Shoulder Flap Bag in luggage leather (tan) with gold hardware that I got on my honeymoon in Florida.  It is so comfortable to carry and I can fit a lot in this bag considering its relatively small size.  The beautiful soft tan leather goes really well with denim, khaki  and cream colours, like this very old River Island scarf.


My coat is an oldie but a goodie from AX Paris who annoyingly don't stock their own plus size range on their own website any more.  I got this last winter and reviewed it here and I've loved wearing it ever since.  It is the perfect way to introduce khaki into a winter wardrobe.  There are so many khaki coloured plus size clothes around at the moment, I have a couple of coats but I really want to take the plunge and order something other than outerwear in khaki!


The shoes that I am wearing are by Steve Madden.  I got them from Dune in the sale earlier this year and absolutely loved them.  They're the Graanite SM Studded Slipper Loafer Shoes and I have them in gold which are the ones I'm wearing here and also in black.  However while they may look pretty, I must say I would not recommend these one little bit.  I bought both pairs for a lot less than their usual price but the quality of them has been absolutely disgusting and I would never repurchase a pair of Steve Maddens like these again.

I have the boots with a thick sole and they have been brilliant however the coated sole of each pair of these wore off the first time that I wore them and they were literally falling to pieces within a few wears- the material seemed to just be shaving away.  I have thrown out my black ones today because they have large holes through the soles that you can actually see my feet through.  I've taken photos although I doubt I'll actually complain, I think I'll just put it down to a bad experience and not purchase again.  They've hardly been worn yet I've had longer use out of a pair of £4 shoes from Primark!


Inspired by the tan and gold hardware on my Michael Kors bag, I popped on one of the Daniel Wellington watches that I got for my birthday.  This is the Classy St Andrews and has a tan strap with a rose gold face.  The rose gold tone is quite subtle and could easily be mistaken for yellow gold in some lights so it doesn't clash with the other gold tones that I'm wearing here.

I'm also wearing the Michael Kors Gold Tone Beaded Bracelet that I got from Harvey Nichols.  This has been an absolute staple for me since I got it back in August.  It is so easy to wear and slip on that I reach for it most days!


WhatLauraWore:
Khaki coat from AX Paris
Steve Madden Graanite SM Studded Slipper Loafer Shoes in Black from Dune
Michael Kors Hamilton Shoulder Flap Bag in Luggage Leather from the Michael Kors Outlet
Cream and Gold Thread Scarf from River Island

If you've spotted any great khaki coloured plus size clothes, let me know in the comments so that I can check them out!

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment Review


If you came here looking for a short review, then this is it:


'This is by far the best hair oil I have EVER used.  Trust me; buy it.' WhatLauraLoves

However if you were looking for a more comprehensive review then please read on.


The Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment is a hair oil that can be used to soothe and smooth any hair type and that's something I really stand by.  While you'd think that a hair oil would only be suited to those with very dry and damaged hair, I have to say that it has worked exceptionally well for me and I have very fine, greasy hair.  I've tried other oils in the past, such as the Moroccan Oil but it just doesn't work wonders for me the way that this oil does.  I've recommended it to my friends with afro hair, countless friends with thick hair, curly hair, fine hair, course hair, Chinese hair, long hair, short hair, you name it, I've recommended it and they have all, yes really ALL, loved it.

What sets the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment apart from other hair oils is that it really, truly does work miracles on the hair and when you stop using it you can really tell.  It is very effective without being thick and heavy in texture which is a real benefit to using this oil, especially if you've been disappointed with even oils designed for thin hair in the past.  I've tried many products from Macadamia Natural Oil before and this is by far the best.  I have repurchased many of the smaller bottles and finally received one of the big bottles for my birthday this year.

I first saw the benefits of this oil when on honeymoon in Barbados.  I started to apply the oil to my hair after washing it and left it to sink in right until the last minute before I blow dried my hair to style it.  I found that my hair looked glossy, healthy and smooth, particularly on the ends which were a little frazzled by the sun.  What I loved about it the most was that I could reapply it before going to bed and I would wake up with healthy, shiny hair that wasn't greasy or oily in the slightest.  At last, I had found an oil that wasn't so heavy that it weighted my hair down and made it look even more greasy!  This oil is literally PERFECT for me.  Towards the end of the holiday, I ran out of the hair oil and I could notice a massive difference with my hair as it looked wild, a hell of a lot drier and it had lost its glossy, healthy look.  It was also more difficult to brush through and become less manageable, even when trying to use other products in place of the hair oil.

Since getting back from my honeymoon, I have used this oil religiously.  I have tried out other hair oils for my blog but I have found that my experience with them has been short lived as I've always had to come back to this one as nothing else compares to it.  I use it when blow drying my hair to give a sleek, glossy, nourished finish to my hair and ends and I use it on dry hair to finish off a style to smooth it and on my hair before bedtime to deeply nourish my hair overnight.  The oil sinks in very quickly and doesn't leave a greasy feeling on my hair or hands afterwards.  It leaves my hair feeling extremely well nourished and looked after, as though I've just stepped out of a salon.


I have also tried out the hair oil on my hair when wearing micro ring extensions and I have found that while my hair is usually quite difficult to comb through when I have washed my hair and extensions, it isn't when I have used this oil.  My natural hair isn't particularly unruly generally but it can be hard to comb through with the extensions in and this oil really solves that so if you have hair that is in need of a bit of a detangling, then definitely try this out!

I'd also recommend it for those who have frizzy hair as it gives a really sleek, frizz free look to the hair, without having to use straighteners.  I tend to leave my hair to dry naturally and then finish it off with a hair dryer and as this product provides natural UV protection, I don't feel the need to overload my hair with other products.

I honestly cannot sing its praises enough, give it a go for yourself and you'll understand why I love it so much!  I've just ran out of this bottle last weekend and I'm kicking myself that I didn't pick up another bottle when I last placed a Feel Unique order as I can notice a difference in my hair already with not using it.  I'll definitely be repurchasing!

There are so many different sizes available from shops like Feel Unique and Look Fantastic, as well as different gift sets available for Christmas.  You can click through to shop here:




Let me know what your favourite hair oils are in the comments and if you've tried this hair oil, please tell me what you think about it!

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Kate Spade Newlywed Haul

Kate Spade Happily Ever After Range

When I was in America for part of my honeymoon earlier in the year, I searched high and low for some of the Kate Spade Happily Every After range but I could not find it anywhere so later in the year when I realised I could have it shipped over from the American Kate Spade website, I placed an order straight away.

There is a UK Kate Spade website but the trouble is that they don't stock everything that I wanted to get and the main thing that I was looking for was a particular phone case so I gave in, ordered from the American website and had to pay the customs charges that weren't THAT bad... although the things that I could have got in the UK ended up being more expensive if I remember rightly!

Kate Spade Happily Ever After Range MR AND MRS PHONE CASE

So the phone case.  It's a beauty.  As a newlywed, I am really into all of the Mr and Mrs things that you can buy and this phone case is just perfect.

Kate Spade Happily Ever After Range Happily Ever After Phone Case

The case reads 'New York Mr and Mrs Happily Ever After' and I love it.  The case itself is so substantial; it comes in two halves and my phone feels so sturdy and secure inside.  I am so impressed with this phone case and would definitely recommend getting one from Kate Spade if you're in the market for a new phone case.

Kate Spade Happily Ever After Range wedding flip flops happily ever after

As Mr WLL and I are jetting off on a bit of a second honeymoon soon, I bought some of these gorgeous flip flops that imprint 'Happily Ever After' into the sand as you walk.

Kate Spade Happily Ever After Range Wedding Flip Flops

These would make a great gift for a bride as they come so beautifully packaged with a silk style bag to keep the flip flops in.

Kate Spade Happily Ever After Range Mrs Stud Earrings

The last newlywed pieces that I bought were these gorgeous 'MRS' stud earrings.  They're available in silver and gold but I chose a couple of the pairs of the former for me and one of my best friends who is also a newlywed.  I'm so excited to give them to her this Christmas  as I think she'll love them.

What are your favourite Kate Spade pieces?

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