Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A Tinted Moisturizer You All Need

Hey guys, 

When I hear the words Tinted Moisturiser I automatically think little coverage and oily looking skin. It's no wonder really, the majority I have tried meet that assumption.

After taking a spontaneous trip into Space NK a few months ago I saw this Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. Being the make-up addict I am, I thought I'd at least give this a go.
Turns out I'm in love with this product (if that were at all possible). I adore the fact it doesn't meet my previous expectations, in fact it has totally changed my perception on tinted moisturizer's. This product has simply become my go to everyday base, it has totally replaced my foundations. Its lightweight yet gives a decent coverage and you can build it if you like, for me personally I don't do that, as I feel one application is enough. As the formula of this product is oil free I believe this is the key to why my skin is less oily when using this product. As soon as I saw those words I was won over. This is perfect for a lightweight natural finish and is ideal for anyone with sensitive or oily skin.(Mine definitely can be on the oily side).

I've loved this product so much over the summer months, as it also includes SPF 20 in, which protects my skin from the sun, whilst still leaving me with a natural looking finish to my skin, with a dewy glow, but not at all greasy.

I am so thankful I found this product, it's totally my go to and just makes a wonderful change from foundations which I'm not always a big fan of, on a day to day basis.
Laura Mercier you have won me over with your fabulous tinted moisturizer.

Have you tried this product? Or any other tinted moisturizers you have been loving?

Jess x

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Beautiful Scenary

Before heading back to the hustle and bustle of London life, I thought I would take time out to explore the countryside and beautiful views. Here is a few pictures of Exmoor, which looked absolutely beautiful today.

 This could possibly the scariest train ride I had, despite the fact it only takes 5 minutes, just look how steep it it.

 I hope you enjoyed these pictures, Its so lovely being able to enjoy the sea and countryside now and again.

Jess x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Topshop Haul

Hey Guys, 

Over the last month I have grown a collection of things I have bought in Topshop. I thought I would share them with you all in a little video.
I hope you like it. Let me know if there is anything you have bought as well. 

Jess x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

V Fest weekend

Hey Guys, 

Last weekend I headed off, with my best friend to V Fest, which was absolutely amazing. Being at a festival is just fun in general but being able to see some of my favourite artists, such as Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Bastille and the Kaiser Chiefs was just incredible.
Here are a few photos from the weekend. 

Have you been to any festivals this year? If so, I hope you had an amazing time like I did.

Jess x

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Favourite Festival outfit

Hey guys,

I'm off to V-fest soon, so I thought I would share with you my favourite look so far that I have been planning.

Top - Topshop
Trousers - Next
Shoes - Topshop
Sunglasses - Topshop (can't find them online, sorry)
Hat - Topshop (one similar)

I love this look, its so comfy, which is going to be perfect for a festival. I think the mirrored aviators make everything super fun! Lets hope it doesn't rain and I get to wear the sandals with this look.

Have you been to any festivals this summer?

Jess x

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Summer hair care


                                                                      Hey guys,

As it's the summer, and if you are living in England you will know it's hotter than usual, which is why I want to share with you some products on keeping your hair protected from the sun.
The UV rays in the sun can really damage your hair, not to mention burn your scalp. (trust me I know).

Firstly I was drawn to the ORGANIX shampoo and conditioner. Doesn't the packaging look so good, in all honesty this was half the reason I picked them up. However they work so well on my hair, its left feeling so soft. They have argan and macadamia oil in, which is great for nourishing dry or damaged hair.

The Lee Stafford moisture injection conditioner is amazing especially to add extra nourishment to your hair in between washes. It's a little more pricey at £8.99 but I love it, I would definitely re purchase. 

The final two products are both from Mark hill, the first is from his holiday hair collection, which is specifically designed to protect your hair against the sun. You just spritz this on to your hair and scalp and it protects your hair from drying out and your scalp from burning. 
Finally I have been using Mark hills defrizz-ilicious anti humidity spray. Which if you watch the video you will quickly realise I cannot successfully say the word defrizz-ilicious (how embarrassing!) This one is great, if you are like me and are prone to frizzy hair, I always find its worse in humid conditions. A few sprays of this and you will be left with controllable and frizz free hair. What more could you ask for. 

If you haven't noticed I'm new to youtube, so its a totally new learning curve, but hopefully I will get the hang of it. I hope you enjoy the video, if you also have youtube I would love to know what your pages are, so I can take a look. 

Jess x

Friday, 1 August 2014

Going colour crazy

Hey guys, 

So I thought I would step into the unknown and dye my hair. I can't say its permanent though. Instead I thought I would give hair chalk a go. I bought a range on colours from Urban Outfitters, which you can get in store. (unfortunately they are sold out online).

I cannot say it was the easiest of applications to get onto my hair, there was ALOT of mess. When I say alot I really do mean it. My sink became a beautiful lilic colour, whilst the wall tiles became a wonderful speckled pattern. (I kid you not!). However after much cleaning up, I have to say I love it. This would be so perfect for festivals, to liven things up a little. Not to mention hair chalks wash out so so easily, so its perfect if you really don't want the commitment.

My top tips for putting the chalk on your hair (especially if it's long hair you have)

- Make sure your hair is wet, but not dripping wet
- Comb it through so there are no knots
- Run the chalk through in sections, start with small underneath layers first
- Focus on the ends of your hair, which will give it an ombré look, if thats what you wish for. 
- Clean up before anyone suspects any sort of colour explosion happened in the bathroom.
I've never had a crazy colour in my hair before, and I absolutely love it, I think i'm going to experiment with some more colours as well. 

If you use hair chalks, or have dyed your hair a wonderful colour, then tweet me your photos, I would love to see. @jessicalaar

Love Jess x