Friday, 30 May 2014

Sweet like chocolate: Zara perfume SS/14

Zara women chocolate
I am slowly but surely growing my Zara perfume collection (check out previous purchases here) and my latest fav is their woman chocolate. I managed to nab the last one and boy am I glad I did. Great for those who want to cut back on chocolate for summer (never me lol), it smells like warm liquid luxurious chocolate!

I am a big fan of vanilla and amber which I can really smell notes of  within the fragrance. It has about 5 -7 hours of longevity on my clothes as I don't spray my skin. Which is totally cool with me.
At  £5.99 this is really good value and will definitely be used this spring/ summer A LOT.

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Friday, 9 May 2014

Primark haulin: Spring 2014

 Hi all,
Thought I would show some of my primarni bargains.
I went in for that beautiful red daisy tea dress that has been in every online magazine for the last few months and came out with 3 bags. Took the dress back as the arm pits were not working for me and came out with another 2 bags.

After separating the wheat from the chaff and returning half of it as you do lol, I have my final selection....wheeew

I bagged this really nice slouchy slubby light metallic mesh thread jumper for £3! Its such a basic piece but can be as dressy, smart and casual as I want to make it. I also have a nice skirt that is similar to this so I can do a modern twin set. Seen here

 I am pretty much into printed optical illusion graphic digital print shirts this year. Tuck them into a pencil skirt or layer for a casual lazy day look. Its all good with me. Dunno what it is but usually I find the best ones in the mens section but this is a womans piece surprisingly. it said £6 which is fair enough but was £2.50 at the till *dougies*

This petrol blue midi skirt is screaming spring to me.  Once again it is a office to night out piece depending on styling and at £12 I love it. Primark are calling it navy but ..yeh..nah

Purple is my favourite colour and I don't wear it enough. The colour is absolutely gorgeous. I originally saw it in blue and red and liked it but after seeing my friend rocking this berry colour I had to reconsider. It is currently in store and £6. I love collared blouses because they are so easy and chic and are a definite staple in my wardrobe.

We arrive at basic basics. I always stock up on vests as I wear them in winter clothes and as a base piece in the warmer months. They are £2 and really long wearing. They used to be cheaper but I will let it go. I also picked this cotton navy light snood. I have been chucking it over everything especially as my office has a deep love affair with the air con. 

Finally I spotted these cleated heel suede effect Chelsea boots. They were on sale for £15 in my size and my eyes lit up. Our weather is so cray one second its sunny and next rain and sleet
(slight exaggeration) so these are a great transitional shoe. I looked long and hard for an unscuffed pair but it looks like mark shows up fairly easily so be aware if you get a pair :-/ . I have recieved so many complements it may be my fav primarni bargain this year so far.

Have you responded to the siren call of Primarni of late??

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Thursday, 8 May 2014

EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set

Hey dawls,

I got the EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set as a belated birthday pressie (my bday was in Feb lol)  and wanted to share with you.
Known for being environment and earth friendly the five piece set comes with 5 really good quality brushes and a natural cotton and hemp case to travel with. 
The brush bristles are incredibly soft and cruelty free, which is a bonus! EcoTools also makes a point of using recycled aluminium and Bamboo for the handles as it is  handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.

The set comes with a:
Blush Brush
Eye Shadow Brush
Eyeliner / brow Brush
Eyelash & Brow Groomer
Concealer blending Brush 
Soft cotton and hemp organiser

I haven't worn too much make up in the last few weeks but I have been using the brushes to apply what I have used and with great success. I really like the softness of the bristles and their blendabilty. It is a thumbs up from me! With a starting point of 15.99 for the set at boots I thinks they are a bargain! Considering some brands start a single brush at anywhere between £9-30 this is definitely a nice way to treat yourself, expand on your makeup brushes, help save the world and money.

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl
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Monday, 5 May 2014

Beetroot salad: purple mania


Hi guys,

Ok it seems to be salad mania up in here! 
This is what I am dubbing my purple haze salad. It is super simple and very filling.
 I adore the colours, even though it is spring there is something very autumnal and harvest supper about it. No?

I have a weird thing about beetroot. Even weirder than my twice a year banana thing. Beetroot takes me back to primary school and having manky over cooked mushy beetroots, possibly with a strand of hair or 2.....ummm sexy.
Over the last few years I have been eating it more mainly shredded (seems to be the only way i will eat it)as it is super nutritious and high in anti oxidants.
My mum has been raving about beetroot for years but I never could bring myself to eat them, which is strange as purple is my favourite colour.

Red beets
Chioggia beets (ringed beetroot)  
 Sweet corn
Cherry tomatoes

1/2 x lemon
1/2x  lime
1 x tablespoon honey
1x dried chives
chili flakes -to taste
pinch of pepper and salt

Enjoy your bank holiday!

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Skinetica anti-blemish *sample review

Hi guys, 
late last year I sent off for a *sample of skinetica
I had heard a lot about it on the blogosphere and wanted try it out to see if the hype hype ishhhha was real or another blog bandwagon trend. The sample size is a great way of see if a product is really for you but the down side at this small size is you won't always be able to tell if your skin will progress after your first impressions.

15ml sample bottle
I am kinda undecided about this as it did clear up my about 80% blemishes but it made my skin pretty dry. In winter that is the last thing I want. I would be willing to give this another chance in summer where my skin is slightly more oily. I would also experiment with it to mattify my t -zone but would not put this all over my face again.
It is renowned for not having any harsh chemicals but does have a weird smell some may find unpleasant. It isn't great but not unbearable.
It didn't wow me as a toner or base but I would use it as a spot treatment to dab on problem spots.
Overall a nice thing to have in the arsenal but not a lifesaver for me.

Information on getting a sample can be found here.

Have you tried Skinetica?

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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