Category Archives: Style

Simple Cosmetics

I realized that in my Style section, I shared only premium brands when it comes to skin care. While is true that I like to spend a bit more to make sure the products I’m using are good, I do use a brand that is very affordable. That brand is Simple. Only by chance I’ve decided to get a toner a couple of years ago and I loved it. That lead to me buying more of their products and I’m happy with all of them.

The main reasons I bought that first toner is that it had ticked the boxes: made in UK, without animal derived ingredients (some of their products contain honey, but that is fine for me). And it only costs a few pounds. How amazing is that.

Simple Cosmetics

At the moment I’m using these three products: Eye Make-up Remover, Facial Wash Gel, and Facial Toner. I bought them at different times, hence the difference in how much is in the bottles.

Simple Cosmetics - Kind to Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover

Kind to Eyes. Eye Make-Up Remover

I’m using an eye make-up remover because I believe it’s better for my eyes. I have another make-up remover for my face. I would use the eye one on my face, but I have another one, so I would use both of them as I don’t want to waste any products. The other make-up remover is Elemis.

The Simple Eye Make-Up Remover is from their Kind to Eyes range. It’s a good product that removes the make-up with ease, including mascara. I’m really delighted with it. I use only a bit on a cotton wool. It doesn’t leave residue and it has a light texture. I haven’t tried it with waterproof mascara, as I don’t usually use that type of mascara.
Is quite a big bottle and it lasts for a long time. I would definitely recommend it.

Ingredients:
Aqua, Poloxamer 184, Butylene Glycol, Ceteth-20, PEG-20 Glyceryl Laurate, Laureth-23, Panthenol, Disodium Phosphate, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Phosphate, Citric Acid, BHT, Pantolactone, Tocopheryl Acetate
Now is £3 in supermarkets like Sainsbury’s. The other two products can be found in the same supermarket for the same price. Sometimes the Simple cosmetics might be on offer, so they can be even cheaper. All the products I have are made in EU.

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Sassoon Men at Metquarter

This week my husband and I went to the launch of the Sassoon Men at Metquarter, a dedicated space for men. I had a style change last year courtesy of Sassoon. I loved that look and I plan to go back to it next year. As you can imagine, I was delighted to be invited to attend this event.

launch party

Sassoon Men at Metquarter is the first one to open outside London. The new dedicated space is on a second floor of their existing salon.

presentation of different hair styles

One of the best things about going to a luxury salon is having a highly specialized barber that can offer advice and knows very well what style would be better suited.

When it comes to taking care of the hair, the scalp’s health is just as important. This is something I didn’t consider before, as I’ve always had long hair and its health was paramount for me.

Besides the talk about Sassoon’s history and their ethos that still guides the company today, we saw during the presentation three examples of hair styles that suited different head shapes, hair texture, and hair structure. It was very interesting to see different types of dyed hair too. I was impressed with the styles, all three looked very natural.

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Rose Necklace by The Eternity Rose

I love nature inspired jewellery, I have lots of flowers, leaves, and butterflies. My husband gave me a couple of silver geckos and a frog as gifts in the last couple of years. So, I was delighted to be asked to review a gorgeous Rose Necklace by The Eternity Rose. How amazing is to review jewellery?

Rose Necklace by The Eternity Rose

I knew the brand, but, even so, when I had a look on their website, I was enchanted by their products. Their range includes beautiful roses dipped in gold, silver or platinum. The roses come in a beautiful wooden box. Those roses look so precious and they are long lasting, hence the name eternity. I also liked the fact that the roses are available on many colours, so there is plenty of choice. I think these are amazing as a gift, or for a special occasion, like Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

For men there are a couple of gifts too, like a playable Golf Ball & Tee set dipped in gold and a 24 karat gold-dipped poker cards. Quirky and fun gifts, aren’t they?

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Barry M MakeUp

I bought a Barry M MakeUp kit called Glam to Go Eye Kit from Argos. I never tried any Barry M Makeup before, but I knew they are a vegetarian brand. Some of their products contain beeswax, the rest are vegan. It’s exactly what I’m looking for in a makeup. The company started in 1982 and they were always cruelty-free, more details on their website.

Makeup, full face

I’m very happy with the eye shadows and the brow kit. I haven’t used the other two products in the kit.

 Barry M MakeUp Glam to Go Eye Kit. All products

Going back to the kit, it was just shy of £15 at Argos. I’m a big fan of Argos, their customer service is great. The kit contains Natural Glow 2 eye shadow palette, That’s How I Roll mascara, Kohl Pencil, Black & Brow kit (medium/dark) brow palette.

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Primark Slippers

Talking about Primark Slippers on a fashion post might be a bit crazy. I’m delighted with the new purchases and I want to share them. Maybe some of my readers want to buy some funny looking slippers and I might inspire them. Another reason for adding the “Style” tag is that it doesn’t fit in any other category.

Primark is know for the fast fashion, a trend I’m not particularly keen on. When it comes to clothes, I don’t see the point in buying something that looks nice but it will not last. This is one of the reasons Primark is not one of my to-go places. I haven’t been to the shop for a long time, like an year or maybe even more.

Recently, a colleague from the stately home I’m volunteering with, told me about a black shirt at Primark for £5.50. I had to get one as is perfect for my Edwardian maid outfit. It’s great, she told me about the shirt, as I got one. The shirt will be very helpful for the busy Christmas period at the Hall. We have children booked in for different activities. I’m very excited about this, it should be fun.

Primark Slippers

Before going, I looked on their website and saw some cute Primark slippers too. I was ready to buy a pair, but I had no idea I will have to stop myself from buying a few more slippers. I bought two and I stopped because I don’t actually need more than a couple of slippers.

Primark Slippers

The Harry Potter Owls Slipper Boots at £5. They are machine washable at 40C and that is very handy.
I watched recently all the Harry Potter movies and I love owls, so deciding on this pair of slipper boots was a no-brainer. I haven’t started to wear them.

Primark Slippers

The Cosy Footlets Bunnies at £3.50. They too are machine washable at 40C. Aren’t they just extremely cute? I had to have them. The slippers are comfy, with rubber gripper-dot soles. As a plus, the very cute tail, is placed on a side. This makes the slippers comfortable even when I’m touching the sofa with the back of them.

The ears are moving when I walk. They definitely made me smile more these days.

Do you like funny footwear? Tell me what kind of novelty Primark slippers you might buy. 🙂

Liverpool Fashion Week

I’ve been at Liverpool Fashion Week for the first time this week.* I had a great time and I enjoyed the catwalk shows. The venue, Fusion, is great, in the centre and looked lovely.

Each day had a different theme, the opening night: Haute Couture, Streetwear. The second night, the one I’ve been to was New Talent. The last day was High Street, independent boutiques. I like so much seeing new designers, that was obvious I would pick that day. Prepare for plenty of pictures from the shows. For more details about Liverpool Fashion Week, have a look at L.F.W. website.

 Liverpool Fashion Week

02 Liverpool Fashion Week

The first show was Essere Bella Boutique featuring Kiki Riki fashion collection, more details on their website. Kiki Riki is a brand based in New York, which manufactures the garments in Istanbul.

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Vitamin E Moisture Cream

Today I’m going to talk about the Vitamin E Moisture Cream by The Body Shop. I saw recently that The Body Shop was bought in June by Natura from L’Oreal. I was delighted to see this. I had reservations promoting products under the L’Oreal umbrella as they test on animals in order to be able to sell in China. Specifically, The Body Shop products aren’t sold in China and are cruelty-free. This means that I would have used them if gifted, but I wouldn’t buy them because of L’Oreal. Now everything changed and I can buy The Body Shop products without a second though. Natura is a cruelty-free brand from Brazil. They aren’t selling in China and they stopped animal testing in 2001, according to their website.

Vitamin E Moisture Cream

I mentioned it briefly last month when I reviewed their Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue cream. Now almost 2 months had passed since I started using it and I’m very happy with it.

Vitamin E Moisture Cream can be used for day or night time. I’ve used it mainly for night time as I have another day face cream. The texture of the Vitamin E is very nice, not oily at all and lightweight. The cream absorbs easily and it moisturizes the skin.
The colour of the cream is nice too and the smell is not too powerful. I use a bit more than I used before with other creams that were more oily. Even so, a 50ml cream is enough for 3 months for me, used once a day, in the evenings. I think it’s great value for money.

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