Saturday, 27 February 2010

STYLE - Buying, Using, Reviewing

I feel like this last couple of weeks I've bought a million new things, reviewed masses of products and done so much. Just so you all know, I only say nice things about products I like, I wouldn't want to put my name against something that I didn't like or agree with. Here are some of the highlights...

hand cream
Aveeno moisturisers

I was sent over some samples to try and have been a bit addicted to the hand cream. It's got a great non-greasy formula and isn't overly scented making it a handbag essential - and boy my hands need some care and attention right now! I'm also loving the Aveeno moisturising creamy oil because it is slick and easily absorbed, making it great for smoothing over legs for that smooth feeling. They also do thicker moisturisers but I've got so many of those in my drawer already I'll be giving one away in my next goodie bag giveaway.

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razor finder
Gillette Venus Embrace

I've been using disposable razors for years now as I hate shelling out for blades which can be really expensive. I was recently sent the new Venus Embrace from Gillette which is persuading me to invest in blades after all. It's got five blades but gives a really safe and smooth shave which was particularly noticeable when shaving across the knees and round the ankle area. It also comes with a cradle that sticks onto your bathroom tiles - a bit of a novelty but keeps it to hand when you need it. I also tried the Satin Care lavender kiss shave gel which smells lovely and makes it even easier to get a great finish. To be honest I usually make do with shower gel, but if I see it on offer I'll probably pick some up.

Check out the Gillette razor finder for your perfect shave.

denim shirt style dress
Denim style shirt dress

I'm a fan of bargain fashion to update my look on a whim and Blue Inc. has a small but fashionable selection of styles. I picked out this denim style shirt dress which they sent over for me to give a whirl. I'm planning on wearing it with leggings layered over a tee with a rock vibe or belted with lace tights for a more dressed-up look. Denim is a huge trend at the moment with celebs like Alexa Chung wearing it for day and evening occasions. The almost white, faded denim look is going to be big for summer too as it's lighter and brighter.

Get yourself a denim style shirt dress.

Brooch used as hair accessory

From brooch to hair accessory

This brooch came on a jacket that I bought in the sale at River Island but it just didn't look or hang right. It's been sitting on my shelf waiting for a use and the other day I discovered one, as a hair accessory. I pinned it over the top of a messy bun and I think it gives it a bit of a flamenco feel. What do you reckon?

Let me know if you've tried any new products lately. I'm always on the lookout for recommendations...
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