I fully appreciate that this is not a 'usual' beauty post.. its a bar of soap.. how much can one have to say about a bar of soap.. But I must say, I adore the Dove Beauty Cream Bars.
If you read my blog you will know my skin is quite sensitive to oils and it can be difficult for me to find shower gels or things of that nature that don't seem to disagree with my skin. So one day, feeling frustrated and browsing around I was trying to think of a wash that I could use frequently without drying my skin out and so I suddenly thought of the brand Dove.
I love Dove, I love the smell of it, the classic Dove smell is my absolute favourite and these have that in bundles, and are cheap, cheap, cheap! They have moisturising properties in the bars so that really helps not to irritate my skin and leave it feeling soft and clean.
I just think they are great for overnight bags too, small and they come in individually wrapped boxes they are perfect for popping in my wash bag and have no likelihood of spilling like a shower gel could.
I think soaps are a bit retro, and a bit out of fashion now. No longer common place next to a bathroom sink and having been replaced with gel pumps a while ago in most homes I think the humble soap need not be forgotten about, particularly with lovely gentle, cheap and classic ones like this about.
Do you still use a classic soap?
Summer Essentials with John Lewis
Holidays and summer, we all love the both of them, so why do they seem to creep up on us each year? If you're lucky enough to go away each year or enjoy the great british summer at home doesn't it always seem that you forget absolutely everything or end up shopping every year for new 'summer clothes'? Well, I compiled a helpful little list of 16 things I think are simply brilliant for the upcoming summer season; from bikinis to beach towels each of these items should help you make a statement this summer.
I really love the endless selection of sandals that John Lewis have this year, with these beautiful studded ones with a modern and unique flash of electric blue on the heel they also come in an orange variant. I think bright colours are a huge thing for this summer, neon oranges and bright lemons are absolutely everywhere and with John Lewis having such a huge selection of amazing brands under one roof its pretty much a one stop shop!
What's your ultimate summer essential?
The Great Gatsby is somewhat of a trend right now, so I thought I would put together a wishlist style post taking inspiration from the 1920's and Great Gatsby Film.
Heavily embellished and decadent the Great Gatsby Style goes hand in hand with retailed Avenue 32 self described as your 'online shopping neighbourhood' its eclectic mix of international and British luxury designers make looking for items inspired by a film dripping in opulence easy.
If the Great Gatsby isn't your style and you prefer a more stripped back look I would cast my eye over L'agence that mixes simple pastel pieces with beautiful tailoring.
Featured in my wishlist:
Bionda Castana :105mm Monochrome Raffia Lucinda Pumps £455
Aperlai :Bordeaux Velvet Geisha Doll Heels £435
L'agence :Gold Raglan Jumper £260
Michaela Buerger :White Crochet Chiffon Jane Collar £340
Armenta :Midnight Round Sugelite Drop Earrings £2,095
Armenta :Midnight Emerald Cut Lapis Earrings £4,525
Bex Rox :Gold Art Deco Collar £350
Littledoe :Birdwing Tapestry Headpiece £310
Wunderkind :Multi Floral Cotton Dress £710
Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel - 602 Cloud
This nail varnish leans somewhere between a very soft pastel lilac and a light grey colour, very pretty and unusual its a little different from a pure white nail and gives a very sweet summery feel to my nails.
I don't personally lean towards bright summer colours on my nails, corals and pinks are not really my favourite (though I'm trying to branch out) so this is a nice summer colour for me.
What kind of nail varnish are you wearing this summer?