Friday, 18 April 2014

JoJo Maman Bebe Breton Stripe Nursing Top

Something a little bit different from me today, I wanted to share this great nursing top with you. Getting a nice nursing top is unbelievably hard, they're either far too expensive or incredibly dowdy. Becoming a new mother is hard enough and wearing clothes that make you feel frumpy can be really demoralising . Now this Breton Stripe Top from JoJo Maman Bebe is hardly groundbreakingly fashionable but it does make me feel more like myself. The one I'm wearing is ecru with navy stripes, it also comes in red with white stripes and blue with white stripes. 

The fabric, which is 95% cotton and 5% elastane, is really good quality and feels comfortable to wear. Breastfeeding is discreet and easy, which is brilliant for those that may feel self-conscious about breastfeeding in public. There's also short sleeve versions of this top and also a dress that I'll also be investing in. 

I'm wearing size medium, and I'm roughly size 12/14.

Links: Top, short sleeve top, and dress

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Topshop Lip Paint in Hibiscus

And another Topshop makeup review. Again, I really love this product. Topshop’s Lip Paint in Hibiscus is a bright, vibrant pink with cool undertones. It really brightens the whole face. This liquid lipstick sets within a couple of minutes but remains glossy looking. It can be a bit drying but I don’t find it overly so and is more comfortable to wear than many of the other liquid lipsticks out there.

The longevity of this is amazing. You only need one swipe of this to get fully pigmented colour that lasts for absolute ages. Even with eating, drinking, kissing. The wand it comes with makes this super easy to apply and I don’t think there’s any need for liner, not that I usually use any anyway. 

I love this product and I’ll definitely be buying some more, I have my eye on Tallulah, a bright red colour.

Have you tried these? Did you like them?

Link: Topshop 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Korres Wild Rose Brightening Eye Cream

Ah, eye cream. I’m still undecided whether you actually need a separate cream for the eye area. I usually just use a face moisturiser, but I had a voucher and decided to try out a product that claimed to brighten the eye area, God knows I need it. Korres Wild Rose Eye Cream claims to brighten and moisturise while restoring skin tone and texture, sounds good eh? Well, it definitely moisturises. The cream is white and thick but sinks in quickly leaving the skin feeling lovely and soft, and it does seem to reduce the appearance of fine lines. This makes it ideal for using concealer, especially if you have a few lines going on and especially dark circles. Initially it does brighten but the effect is only temporary, disappearing when the moisturiser fully sinks in. I haven’t noticed any effect on my dark circles.

This cream has an SPF in it which some may find irritates their eyes, I haven’t had any problems with this though. There’s also a scent to this, it’s not overpowering and doesn’t seem to cause any irritation. 

I like this eye cream but I’m not bowled-over by it. I do use it everyday - when I remember too that is - but I don’t think I’d repurchase it.

I bought mine from Amazon but it’s also available from Look Fantastic etc. 

What do you think of eye creams? Yay or Nay?