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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Beauty Essential All Celebrities Are Using

Hiya Lovelies!

It's finally Summer... Yippee!

We all love to look after our Skin, an effective Skincare routine is highly important. However, there will always be that one blemish that will pop up from time to time, annoying right? What if there was something that would keep away such blemishes? Of course there are a number of products on the market that work, but it usually takes a while to see any improvement. Imagine a magical solution that cleared your face literally overnight? What is it you ask? Are you ready?

Sudocrem! Yes that's right, the healing cream that is usually known for using on nappy rashes now offers Sudocrem Skin Care Cream. This marvellous product acts as a really great Face Mask, Moisturiser and Spot Cream. I have been using Sudocrem on my face for a number of years and it works wonders, it's also a massive hit with Celebrities such as Rita Ora, Cheryl and Amanda Holden. Everyone is becoming obsessed with this must have Beauty Essential!  

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream comes in a handy 30g tube that you can easily pop into your Bag, perfect for travelling around with!

1. Use a good Facial Cleanser. Using Make-Up Wipes alone won't remove everything. We all have different Skin types, whether it's normal, sensitive, dry or oily. Make sure you choose the right Cleanser for you.

2. Exfoliate. This helps to remove dead skin cells leaving your Skin feeling smooth.

3. Moisturise. This is so important because it keeps your Skin soft and hydrated. It also makes your Make-Up look flawless.

4. Don't forget to use Sudocrem!

If you're not too sure on what products to use for your type of Skin, do some research online and buy a few items to try. Make it fun by having a girly night in and turn your lounge into a mini Spa!

Do you use Sudocrem?

(Thanks to Satellite PR for this sample)

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Hotter Shoes & Taking Shape Bloggers Event

Hiya Lovelies!

Hope you're all well and have been enjoying the gorgeous weather!

Hotter Shoes invited me to a Bloggers event recently which was in Conjunction with Taking Shape. Attending these kind of events is such a great opportunity to connect and network with other Bloggers so I highly recommend you go to one. Fashion is my passion! (See what I did there with the rhyming?) I adore discussing outfit ideas and putting pieces together to create my own style. 

If you haven't heard of Hotter Shoes or Taking Shape before let me tell you a little bit about them. Hotter Shoes was established in 1959 and now has over 70 stores nationwide. With a great selection of different styles, sizes and widths to choose from, there is most certainly something for everyone!

Taking Shape (Sizes 14-26) is an Australian plus size retailer who started opening up UK stores in 2013, with bold prints and styles that really make a statement they definitely cater for all ages. They also have a gorgeous collection of Accessories that will make your outfit stand out even more.

Check out my Vlog below!

I wanted something that could go with absolutely anything so I went for a Vest and a sheer Top both from Taking Shape, I can no longer find them on the website but you can find similar here. Perfect for all occasions. I then opted for the Donna Heels in black from Hotter Shoes, they have a variety of colours to choose from in these, so you can get the exact colour you want!

Use code PPATEN for £10 off plus free delivery 

First orders only. You are entitled to £10 off the total order value of any full priced items in the Hotter range (excluding shoe care products and accessories) plus free delivery. Minimum order value £25. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or on Sale or Factory Clearance items and gift vouchers. Expires 30/6/16

(Thanks to Taking Shape & Hotter Shoes for gifting me these items)

Monday, 25 April 2016

Collins Fashion Notebooks

Hiya Lovelies!

Hope you're all well?

I usually draft my posts in Blogger however I also carry a Notebook with me just in case I get any ideas during the day or suddenly get a spark of inspiration while out. Notebooks are perfect for scribbling down all my imaginative creative plans and writing down any important events and dates that I may have.

I have a passion for Fashion and love to style outfits, it's always fun to add my own personal touch. Notebooks are great for planning different style ideas as well as correlating different pieces together. I also keep one on my bedside table which is great for jotting down anything that pops into my head like one of those amazing dreams where I invent something spectacular... Hmmm maybe one day Sophie!

 Collins have such an adorable collection of Diaries, Calendars, Organisers and Notebooks.

The Legacy Pink Soft Touch Notebook (Size A5) has the highest quality ivory paper inside, with 240 ruled pages and a handy Document storage pocket. I can't get over how amazingly soft this Notebook feels, comes in five other colours.

Then there's the Raindrops Notebook which is available in two sizes, A5 which consists of 192 pages and A6 which has 384 pages. I am totally in love, super cute! They have a number of other designs including Daisies, Butterflies, Syren and Simplicity. Remember to take advantage of their 3 for 2 offer!

Don't forget to check them out over on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus!

(Thanks to Collins for gifting me these items)

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Navabi - Finding The Perfect Spring Dress

Hiya Lovelies!

How are you?

It's finally Spring and although we have been having a few April showers, the weather is certainly getting warmer and the sun is shining. It's time to put those Leggings away and get those beautiful legs out! 

Looking for the perfect Spring Dress? Navabi (Sizes 12-34) have a huge collection of Designer Plus Size Fashion for all tastes. If you're after prints that stand out and make a statement try Anna Scholz, if you like a modern piece then Manon Baptiste is the Designer for you. With so many stunning gorgeous styles to choose from, Navabi will keep you looking fashionable whatever the season. 

The Polka Dotted Tulle Paneled Dress by Manon Baptiste (£129.99) is perfect for Spring, wear during the day with pretty Sandals, then add a pair of killer heels for a night out. The sixties style Dress can be worn with and without the gorgeous Black Belt, tie into a bow for that extra cute look. If it gets a bit chilly you can always add a Shrug.

This Dress will most certainly keep you looking stylish throughout the Spring/Summer Season, You can even wear it with Leggings in the Autumn/Winter months. The thing I love most about this Dress is that it is so versatile, Definitely a Dress that can be worn all year long, Perfect right?!

I'm 5ft 8 and the Dress sits above my knees.

New pieces are added to Navabi everyday so you're sure to find something that you will love, don't forget to check them out on their Social Media Channels too!

(Thanks to Navabi for gifting me this item)

Monday, 14 March 2016

Vida Glow - Looking After Your Hair, Skin & Nails

Hiya Lovelies!

How are you?

Taking time out of our busy lives to pamper ourselves is crucial, whether it's relaxing on the Beach or going to a Spa, we all want to feel our best. Looking after my Hair, Skin and Nails has always been very important to me, having a daily Hair and Skincare routine is a must!

I am constantly looking out for new Products that I can tell all you gorgeous readers about. Shopping is exciting and if you're obsessed with Fashion and Beauty as much I am, you will want to know about everything that's out there! With thousands of Products on the market, we want to choose Products that are beneficial to our Skin, that's where Vida Glow comes in. Vida Glow is a powder Product which promotes healthy Hair, Skin and Nails. It can be mixed in with Water, Juice, Porridge, Smoothies and Soup.

"Our natural marine collagen is derived from the Scales of Deep Sea Red Snapper and comes is powder form which is highly bioavailable ensuring efficacy. Our collagen is sourced from ethical and ecologically sustainable fishing practices, with our priority being on offering exceptional quality. Vida Glow helps to stimulate your body’s natural supply of collagen, thereby increasing elasticity, hydration and firmness in your skin, and assisting in the growth and strengthening of your hair and nails."
Sounds amazing right? The Original Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen Powder comes in a cute round Box which contains 30 x 3g sachets, super easy to grab one and put into your Handbag. This Product also comes in a number of other flavours such as Blueberry, Mango, Peach and Pineapple. Vida Glow is for both Women and Men aged 18+
You can choose from three packages...

GRATITUDE - 1 serving a day
Perfect for those who are after a natural boost to their body’s collagen production and want to get a step ahead in maintaining their healthy Hair, Skin and Nails. 
PROSPERITY - 2 servings a day
Aimed at those with the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
LOVE - 3 servings a day
Very popular with Brides or anyone who is looking for a real pick me up.
Use code SOPHIE10 for 10% off

Free shipping on orders over £60.

Don't forget to check them out over on their Social Media Channels.
Have you tried Vida Glow?

(Thanks to Vida Glow for gifting me this product)

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Lush Cosmetics Easter 2016

Hiya Lovelies!

How are you? I can't believe it's March already!

On Saturday I popped to Oxford Street to do a bit of shopping. I'm a big fan of Lush so I wanted to see what products they have for Easter. If you didn't already know, Lush Oxford Street is the largest Lush store is the whole world! Amazing right!?

The staff are always so friendly and filled with energy. The music is great too, I just feel like dancing! They have three floors of  pure delight which also includes a fabulous Spa.

So what did I pick up?

Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb

Bunch Of Carrots Bubble Bar

Down The Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar

Which Came First?

Flutterby Bubble Bar

Rose Jam Bubbleroon

Spring Bunny Bath Bomb

Golden Egg Bath Bomb

What's your favourite product from Lush?

Monday, 29 February 2016

Birchbox - February 2016

Hiya Lovelies!

How has February been treating you?

The great thing about Beauty Boxes is that you can use them to store make-up afterwards or anything your heart desires! This months Birchbox has a gorgeous gold, white and purple theme. 

'Shine Bright Like A Diamond'
So what did I get?

LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in Perfect Cents
RRP £8.00
So this is Birchbox's first in-house make-up Brand. Up to 11 hours of  waterproof colour. Can be used as an all over Eye Shadow or a Liner.

Spectrum Collections Tapered Powder Brush
RRP. £7.99
This Brush has a shaped tip so it glides your Powder on easily.  

theBALM Cosmetics Frat Boy Blush/Shadow
RRP. £15.50 
Can be applied to Cheeks and over the Eyelids. As it's super pigmented you only need a small amount. 

Ayres Body Butter in Patagonia
Birchbox exclusive
RRP. £19.50
Contains a luxurious plant based formula with Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Antioxidants to soften and hydrate.

Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream 
Birchbox exclusive
RRP. £50 for 50ml
Hydrolysed Marine Collagen is the star ingredient, locks in moisture. 

Catherine Malandrino sample size 2ml
Birchbox exclusive
RRP. £50 for 30ml
A fruity fragrance by Fashion Designer Catherine Malandrino 

I can't wait to use all these amazing products!