Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Burt's Bees Radiance Creams• Review

This is my first beauty post and my first review post- two birds, one stone! I came across these moisturisers because my lovely Nan bought me the Burt's Bees Radiance set for christmas that contained samples of the whole range. I've tried so many moisturisers that have made my skin break out, feel heavy and leave my skin looking dull and when I found this and it worked well for me, I was so relieved. It reduces the red pigments in my skin, soothes my skin and also last until the next morning when I wake up! The day cream is water based so quite light and brilliant for oily and combination skin. As it's water based it means I won't break out because of excess oils that are normally in moisturisers. The night cream is just as good but provides that little bit more moisture as you would expect from a night cream. It has a pearlescent look to it which I adore- although the smell isn't so nice! As I said it helps soothe redness and break outs. I have fairly sensitive skin so anything with perfumes will just irritate my skin normally resulting in breakouts, boo.. but because both of these creams are 98.2% natural, I dont have to worry about any perfumes! These are quite pricey at £19.99 a jar but are so worth it. If £19.99 is a bit too much, Waitrose always have offers such as 1/3 off Burt's Bees or buy one get on half price, which kind of takes the guiltyness away.. a bit.

Overall, I would definetly recommend these creams to anyone with normal, combination and oily skin who is looking for a holy grail moisturiser- I swear I'll never switch moisturisers again!

Sarah x

Monday, 27 May 2013

90's Scrunchie•DIY

Hello! I bringing to you my first ever DIY- how exciting! As it's my first, I thought I would make it super easy to follow and make. I got inspiration from the recent Urban Outfitters scrunchies (see here) and got intrigued as to how to make one. I came up with this, although I'm wasn't too sure about the measurements, mine turned out great! Obviously, you can change the measurements depending on whether you want a big scrunchie or small. This is a great DIY to get use those unwanted scraps of material- mine were from when i cut jeans to shorts and had loads of excess denim. Anyway, here it is!

First you'll want to make sure you have all the items needed to make the scrunchie:

  • a piece of fabric at least 20cmx9cm
  • needle and thread
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • elastic(a hair tie works just as well!)
  • pins(optional)
  • chalk(optional)
  • pin(optional)

Measure and cut your fabric to 20cmx9cm, can vary depending on how big you want your scrunchie.

Fold in half- you may want to pin if you don't think you can sew and keep the fabric straight and together.. it does get quite fiddly sometimes!

Sew along the of the fabric, making sure to leave the two shorter sides open.

Turn in side out!

This is where the pin comes in handy! Pin the pin to the end of the elastic so it makes it easier to pull it through the fabric tube you have created. When you have threaded the elastic through, secure the elastic to it becomes more like a hairband.

Sew the two open ends together..

.. et voila! You have your brand new scrunchie that you can be proud to say you made yourself. Enjoy!


Friday, 24 May 2013

hello stranger

Hello there!First thing I would like to say is a massive sorry. I've been absent from here for a good four months and I know that is totally not acceptable (and I don't even have exams- no excuse!) But I will hopefully be uploading more frequently as I have made a myself a promise that I will make a conscious effort to update here more. Expect to see OOTDS, hauls and lookbooks in the near future.

Besides from my blog, I'm a massive fan of polyvore. I just think its such a good way of expressing yourself with clothes and getting inspiration. I prefer it to lookbook because you may not necessarily have the clothes but can still create outfits with those pieces and give inspiration to others as well!

For anyone who is wondering, my polyvore is:
I upload sets to there frequently (more frequently than here.. oops!) Have a lovely weekend!

Sarah :-)