January Shade

bargain, budget, dupe, highend, holiday, inspired, life, lifestyle, look, ootd, reflection, review, tan, trend

It is cold here in England at the moment, really cold! So the winter coat is getting a lot of use (you can read about my favourite jacket HERE). But the days are also rather sunny and for someone who gets headaches just opening the front door, that provides an issue…

DIOR GLASSES.jpgI am obsessed with sunglasses, they are just the best thing on a sunny day and recently I was seriously lusting after a beautiful Dior pair. At £295 these “Dior reflected sunglasses” had to stay in my dreams and so I pushed them to the back of my mind and somewhat forgot about them.

 

SUNGLASSES

The other day I was browsing the MissGuided website and saw THESE lovely sunglasses. At £10 they were a total bargain and I just couldn’t resist.Once again I was so impressed by the speed and ease of the delivery service provided by MissGuided, they really are so good at what they do! For the price I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of quality but these seem pretty sturdy. It’s always a good sign when the product looks like the picture on the site. I love the contrast of white and gold and can’t wait to wear them all year round! They may not be Dior but they’ll do for me!

Sophie xoxo

 

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All Aboard the He-Shi Express

beauty, skincare, tan

Fake tan, do you love it or hate it? I’m a big fan, proven by years of disastrous orange patchy skin. Honestly, there were times when I physically couldn’t get any more orange, I swear my skin must have been saturated and yet I still slathered another coat on top!!

These days I like to think it’s somewhat improved, I make the effort to exfoliate and moisturise and apply my tan with a little bit more care. I was a big fan of St Moritz medium mousse for a long time but I found it to be very drying and the colour tends to fade rather unevenly. I discovered He-Shi  Express Liquid Tan in Boots and I really can’t see myself looking back. Believe me when I say I’ve tried them all from the likes of Rimmel to the more costly tans such as Fake Bake and Laurens Way, they’ve all found a place on my shelf at one time or another. My Top 3 are definitely He-Shi, Xen Tan and St Moritz (which is identical to St Tropez and a quarter of the price!).

What I love most about this product is the liquid formulation, it is thin and watery but applies so easily and dries into the skin pretty quickly too. One coat is plenty with this as unlike some tans the guide colour actually develops into a darker colour. Personally I have always preferred to put fresh tan on before bed and then shower it off in the morning so that I know what I’m dealing with when applying makeup. He-Shi  Express Liquid Tan isn’t the cheapest option with a 150ml bottle setting you back £20 but it does last. One application will easily cover you for a week, it fades evenly and you don’t need very much product at all to achieve this. Overall, I’m obsessed!

Sophie xoxo