Friday, 2 December 2011

The Search Is Over....

Hi Dolls!

I've been searching for a pair of military-style boots for the last two years. Yes, I'm sure everyone owns a pair by now and I'm probably the last person, but I could never find a pair that were just 'me'. I've brought a couple of pairs that resemble the biker/rock-chick trend but wasn't 100% satisfied with them.

I was browsing the All Saints website when I spotted the Damisi Boot in black, and I knew they just had to be mine. Cue....

I absolutely LOVE them! On their website, it says the colour is black but I would say they are more of a rubbed-down black. There's a slight brown tone to the black,but it depends on the lighting to really notice it.

The upper is leather, the insole and sock are made of leather and other textiles, and the outer sole is made of leather too. I love the leather panel in front, I wear them with the lower buckle fastened and the higher buckle slightly undone. They're such a great investment piece and something that I can wear year round due to its classic style.

I've been wearing these nearly everyday since I brought them (about 2 weeks ago). They are so comfortable! When I first tried them on in store, the upper was placing some pressure on the top of my foot but once I tried them on at home again, there wasn't any discomfort. I've walked in them all day, rain or shine and can say that they were worth every penny!

(Should I try to do an Outfit of the Day post with these on?)

Other ramblings...

  • I've decided to introduce a tinted moisturizer into my makeup routine, and have been using the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer w/ SPF 20 in Almond. I haven't used any foundation since September (just only my  MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark). But due to the drop in British temperatures recently, I noticed that my face looks more 'powdery' now and I much prefer a dewy finish. I've absolutely loved the results of this LM product with its pigmentation/coverage. Saying that however, after reading one of my fave blogger's post on the Jemma Kidd Light as Air foundation, I think a visit to Space NK is in order.....a return to liquid face products, here I go...
  • I tried out my BaByliss Curling Wand for the first time this week and the lasting time of the curls are amazing, even when I didn't use any hairspray! As my hair is long and thick, it usually takes me a long time to curl each section of my hair, but this time, it was so quick and easy...after 15 minutes I was done! And it would have usually taken 30 minutes to curl my hair (ok, I'm an amateur). I didn't wash my hair for 2 days and the curls were still defined!... 
  • OPI Nail Laquer in Sweetheart has been on my nails this week. I love how well groomed and polished my nails look! I admit I am a coloured nail polish lover and can't remember the last time I've had a basic manicure colour. It can get a bit streaky but I think it depends on how you apply the polish, Nails Inc Kensington Caviar basecoat, 2 coats of OPI Sweetheart and a coat of Seche Vite = beautiful, well groomed talons!
  • I've decided to buy a Kindle, after the multitude of Amazon emails I've received recently (damn marketing practices). I think it will be a good investment now that I have more free time to read since finishing uni. If anyone could give me their opinion on them, it would be greatly appreciated :)

Have you any boots that you've loved recently? Has anyone tried out any Jemma Kidd products? What are your thoughts on the Kindle?

Sarah xoxo

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Mini Beauty/Hair Haul

Hi Guys & Dolls!

Just a quick post on some hair and beauty products that I picked up in the last few days :)

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in No.6 Rose Bergamasque (Satin finish)
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 08
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in 790 Cherry (sheen finish)
MAC Mattene Lipstick in Unknown Pleasures (semi-mat finish, I think this is limited edition)

Nars Laguna Bronzer
Decided to finally purchase the full size rather than use the one in my travel palette (there's a dip in the pan already, oops).

Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover
This is a staple in my beauty regime. I think this would be bottle number 5 or 6? It's really effective in removing my eye makeup, including waterproof mascara and false eyelash glue, and the best part is that it's really inexpensive! £3.05 inexpensive! I'd highly recommend to grab one of these if you have the chance!
Macadamia Natural Oil Rejuvenating Shampoo, 60ml
Macadamia Natural Oil Moisturizing Rinse, 60ml
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque, 30ml
Had my hair cut last Monday at my regular hair salon and noticed that they now stocked a small range of Macadamia Natural Oil. I absolutely LOVE their Healing Treatment Oil and have been thinking about purchasing more from the range. So I brought these travel/sample sizes to test before I purchase the full size products. You can shop the range here.

BaByliss Porcelain Curling Wand
I been meaning to buy this curling wand and saw on the Boots website that it was currently being sold for £20.49. So yesterday, I walked to my local branch and brought one. I haven't tried it yet but have heard positive reviews, hopefully it will give me those beach wave curls :)

Sarah xoxo