It's been a while since my last get ready with me video, so I thought I'd share my current everyday make up look with you and let you in on some of the products I've been loving recently! This is a little bit different to my usual style GRWM videos, but I really enjoyed filming it so I hope you like it too!
There is something so satisfying about having a fresh pedicure. Looking down at brightly painted toes makes me feel a little more put together. For all of you heading into Spring/Summer it's time to start treating your feet to an at home pedicure to get them ready for sandal weather. Here's my five steps to the perfect at home pedi!
First things first, lets get those tootsies back in top condition. If you want super soft feet you'll want to use some sort of exfoliator. I recently started using the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi*, which gently exfoliates your feet, removes dry skin and leaves them feeling so smooth. You can also try soaking your feet in some warm water and using a foot scrub. If you have a fancy foot spa this is the perfect time to get it out!
Now your feet are looking lovely, it's time to freshen up our toes. First, use some nail polish remover to take off any old polish and create a fresh base for your new colour.
Trim your nails with clippers straight across to avoid them becoming ingrown and then use a nail file to smooth down the edges. You can also use a cuticle pusher to push back your cuticles (obviously!) and carefully trim any excess away with your clippers or a cuticle remover. Buff your nails to create a nice smooth surface, ensuring that you wipe away any dust from the nail before applying your polish.
Now it's time to choose your polish. I love using bright colours on my toes as I find they are the most flattering - the colour I'm using is 'That's Berry Daring' by OPI. You can also apply a topcoat to keep your new paint job looking fresh and shiny.
To finish off apply some moisturiser all over your feet to keep them feeling smooth. The Scholl Eulactol Heel Balm Gold* is super rich and amazing at treating dry or cracked heels. I love generously applying moisturiser before bed and popping some socks on over the top - in the morning you'll wake up with baby soft feet!
Let me know what your favourite summer polish colour is in the comments!
*These products were sent to me for review.
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Seeing as my last What's In My bag video is now almost two years old, I thought it was about time I filmed an updated one! I recommend making yourself a cup of tea and getting comfy, it's going to be a longgg video!
I'm a member of the Stay Home Club. Most Friday and Saturday nights you'll find me snuggled up on the couch, with a cup of hot tea in one hand and a good book in the other. In Winter I especially love staying in and keeping warm, relaxing at home instead of going out in the city. Today I though I would share how I like to relax and my tips for spending a cosy night at home!
Here's a few snaps from our trip to the Royal Botanic Gardens a few weeks back. If you're not already aware, I love plants. A lot. I'm squeezing as many pot plats as possible into our tiny apartment, which will have to suffice my obsession until we move somewhere with a proper garden. As you can imagine I was pretty excited to explore the botanic gardens.
Here's a few of my favourite looks from the 2015 Met Gala. The theme of the gala was "China: Through the Looking Glass", which inspired the designers of this year's red carpet creations. Traditional Chinese silhouettes and structures were incorporated in modern designs with Chinese Red making many appearances - some more subtly than others! With so many stunning ensembles this year it was very difficult to narrow my favourites! Kendall Jenner was a definite stand-out for me, her Calvin Klein gown was absolutely gorgeous.
Let me know who you though was best-dressed at the Met Gala this year!
I was recently contacted by Tan Organic who offered to send me some of their products and I thought this would be the perfect time to share my tanning routine with you! As I mention in the video I usually only fake tan once every couple of weeks (more often in summer) because I really don't mind being pale, but sometimes it's nice to be a little more bronzed!
I'm really enjoying the Tan Organic line and would definitely recommend trying out these products if you're looking for some new tanning products and if you're interested in natural/organic skin care. If you would like some more information on Tan Organic you can check out their website - or if you would like to purchase some of their products you can find all the stockist information here!
I hope you enjoy the video! Have you tried any Tan Organic products? Let me know in the comments!