Thursday, 30 August 2012

Review- ModelCo Tan

I have always been a fake tan fanatic and being fairly pale skinned I feel like a bit of colour makes me look generally healthier...as long as I don't go overboard! I have been on the look out for the perfect fake tan for a while as I have never found one that I am truly happy with, they are always too messy, too streaky or too smelly. However, I think I have found my favourite! ModelCo Airbrush Tan in a Can is perfect. It is a beautiful, natural colour which gives you that enviable colour of 'just come back from 2 weeks in Spain' look. When I first wore it, I got so many comments from my friends and even my mum, who normally despises my fake tan habit, saying how naturally tanned I looked and questioned if I had been on some sneaky sunbeds! 

The only downside I have to pick up on is the fact that it is not really 'airbrush'. It tends to spray in a blotch and so you have to rub it in, it is not a case of just spray and leave. But, as I learned the hard way, make sure you wear gloves if you don't want to end up with orange hands! Apart from that one negative point, it is so easy to apply, it never goes streaky, it smells pretty yummy (for a fake tan!) and it doesn't do that horrible thing of lingering around for 2 weeks and peeling! 

All in all I would totally recommend this tan, although at £28 (200g) it is not cheap, but well worth it if you want a streak-free, natural looking tan.


BEFORE (Excuse the terrible photos)

AFTER
I realise that you can't really see much of a difference in these photos due to my terrible camera skills but it does look a lot better in real life!

Also I would highly recommend the Tan Remover Exfoliating Scrub which is great for using on any unwanted patches or in particularly on your palms straight after tanning. However, it is not great at removing old tan. It also smells delicious!
£15 (200ml)




Monday, 27 August 2012

OOTD: Too Much Tummy, No More 'Look' and A New Job!

Just a quick outfit post of what I am wearing today for the beautiful invention of the bank holiday! Just a pretty chilled day of doing a bit of shopping and having a few coffee breaks!

I didn't realise how unflattering this outfit was until I saw the photos, far too much stomach on show.. not a great look when you don't have the stomach of Jessica Ennis! Anyway, I wanted to show you this outfit because of the top that I got from ebay for a bargain £5.68! I love it, its so simple and versatile, I just won't be wearing it with these shorts again! Perfect with high waisted trousers though! These photos have slightly worried me though as my brothers big wedding is on Saturday and I need to squeeze into a size 8 dress. I think a week of detoxing is ahead of me!

On another note and onto my working life, I have just finished 2 weeks working at Look magazine, finishing 2 weeks earlier than planned as I have been offered another internship starting tomorrow at a PR company! Look was fun, I met some great girls and did a photo shoot which was amazing, but it was also a lot of picking clothes off the floor and sending them back and I decided working in magazines is not what I want to do, so I slightly felt like I was wasting my time. So when I got the opportunity to go for an interview for a PR company I leaped at the chance, as PR is what I really want to do! I got the job and the rest is history. So here's to 3 weeks as a fashion PR girl! Can't wait!!

Now if you will excuse me, I am just gonna go and drink 5 pints of green tea and nothing else...as if..!









Top- Ebay, Shorts- Topshop, Jacket- Miss Selfridge, Watch- Fossil, Ring- Cow Vintage

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Bonny Scotland

If you read my previous post you will know that I went up to Scotland this week with my girls from uni to stay with one of my flatmates in her hometown. We took the overnight 12 and a half hour bus journey up to the most Northern point of Britain. As if that didn't sound horrific enough, the bus managed to break down halfway through, as we found ourselves standing on the side of a busy motorway at 7 o clock in the morning waiting for a replacement bus! Not nice after spending the night jammed in between a very smelly man and a kid kicking the back of your chair. Can you tell I didn't enjoy it?? Anyway, after all that drama, very minimal sleep and another hour added onto the journey, we arrived in beautiful Scotland, which has the most breathtaking scenery. We had a lovely week spent going for walks, baking cakes, sunbathing (and swimming) at the beach, drinking in pubs and having barbecues. It was absolutely idyllic. I just wish Scotland wasn't so far away as it is the perfect relaxing destination to getaway from it all.














Now after all my little trips it is back to reality as I start my internship at Look magazine tomorrow!! So excited! I will let you know how I get on...

Monday, 6 August 2012

York

I have just returned from a lovely 4 day break in the beautiful city of York. York is somewhere I have always wanted to visit because of all the history and buildings and typical English-ness. So when my Mum had a couple of days off work we decided to take our little holiday up North. I fell in love with the city and all the amazing architecture, shops, entertainment and an abundance of yummy restaurants and cafes. We did all the typical touristy things including an open-top bus ride and visits to the museums, aswell as, of course, eating lots of naughty food and drinking lots of wine... we are a bad influence on each other!

















After a 5 and a half hour bus ride home last night I am now unpacking and re-packing ready to take another 12 and a half hour bus ride up to Scotland tonight with mt uni friends for a week. More on that later!