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Saturday, 18 February 2017

From Winter Into Spring Outfit







Once Christmas is over, the winter can be so dragging and it takes ages for it to be spring and colourful again. I find this one of the most difficult times of the year to dress for. All the stores have released their spring/summer collections when even wearing two jumpers cannot beat this cold sometimes. I don't know about you but I have had enough of my winter coat and scarf now, I say it is time for something more towards spring.

I have put together an outfit that I think is perfect for this ''in-between seasons'' time. 
A white ruffled sleeved top from boohoo, along with a black leather slip dress from boohoo as well. Even though I don't always have the best experience with clothes from boohoo.com, it still has not stopped me from ordering again. Especially since they have a great collection and my basket is always filled up straight away! I think it is just accepting the fact that you get what you pay for. Yes, the quality is not perfect but what can you say from a top that might have cost you only £8. This is the case for most high-street fashion stores and boohoo offers such a variety of clothing that we just need to get over ourselves. 
I personally love the slip dress over tops trend but even more when the dress has faux leather material! I ordered the dress a size larger than I normally have because I did not want it to be very short, this is the perfect length for me. The sides, just under the straps needed to be taken in a little bit to make it fit better as it was a bigger size. The lace detailing at the top is my favourite part, I think it makes the look instantly very feminine as it gives that lingerie effect to it.

I am still looking for a bright pink top to wear underneath the dress and make it more colourful but until then I cannot go wrong with a white one. I know the ruffle sleeves are everywhere at the moment but I had to go along with this trend, it's so cute and easy to wear!

The bag I combined with this outfit today is from KoKo Couture, it is a large clutch bag and it comes with a silver strap as well to carry it around more easily. It is the perfect size  for when you don't want to overpack! I love this tan colour, I think it goes well with so many outfits and will never go out of style. However, it comes in a variety of colours and the grey one looks gorgeous too!

The shoes and necklace are both from New Look and tights are Primark as always.
Good luck getting through these last bitter winter months, I have to admit that I am still loving the hot chocolates and fuzzy socks but going to work when it is snowing, not so fun anymore. So get ready for more spring outfits soon!

Love, Marlinde x


Sunday, 5 February 2017

Affordable Skincare Routine For Combination Skin







So I might have discovered super affordable skincare products that actually work and I never even thought something like that existed?! Or not for my skin anyway. 

If you have really oily or dry skin then I don't know if these products will work for you but for those who have combination skin like myself and who struggle with a bit of acne, this post might actually be worth reading! (all the other ones as well of course)

I have tried soooo many different skincare products from different brands in all price ranges to try and reduce my spots and rednesses. A lot of them worked in a way that, it took care of my skin and kept it hydrated but it never REALLY did anything, if that makes sense. 

I love Bodyshop products and I love that they have so many different choices in each product they bring out, especially the body mists. However, even though I heard positive reviews about their skincare I never really decided to try it. For some reason I thought that for skincare to work, it has to be expensive. This is far from the truth but a product that is only £8.50 which removes every spot just sounds too good to be true. 

I went into the Bodyshop weeks ago to pick up the Vitamin E cream when one of their employees stopped me and said: "that product is not going to work for you". She looked at my skin and said that she worked in skincare for 20 years now and recommended the tea tree products.

Every night and morning I first use the tea tree 3-in-1 wash product, which can be used as a scrub or mask as well but I just like to use it to wash my face. I put this onto my skin and take it off using a muslin cloth. (these can be purchased at different places, I personally love the Liz Earle ones) After those steps I like to use the Garnier micellar water to ensure that there is no make up left on my face. Then I use a few drops of the Bodyshop's tea tree anti-imperfection daily solution, this product will last you for such a long time as you will only need the tiniest amount to cover your face and neck. Finally I use the seaweed cream from the Bodyshop as well to moisturise my skin. This is a really good range to use in combination with the tea tree products. 

Taking care of your skin is so important and please don't be put off by some ridiculous prices of well-known brands, it doesn't have to be expensive for it to work. Just do a lot of research on products before you buy them and have someone take a look at your skin to tell you what type you have. This makes buying the right products a lot easier!

Love, Marlinde x
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