Hourglass | Ambient lighting bronzer

Hi Cherubs!

Hourglass has got to be up there as one of my favourite make up brands as everything is great quality and just bloody stunning! I am a big fan of their Immaculate foundation which I reviewed here. I bought the Ambient lighting bronzer at the start of December as a little treat to myself and its one of those products that are just too pretty to use, but I soon got over that real quick!

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Ok first things first, it's pretty... stunning even. Just one look at that marbled bronzer shade and you'll be in love I'm pretty confident about that. The compact is super sturdy and its not too big and not too small either with plenty of product. I have a feeling this bronzer will last me a long time so it makes the price a little more justifiable. I actually really love this mirror too and it makes for the perfect handbag companion, not that I ever touch my make up throughout the day (I'm far too lazy for that!)

I have been using this bronzer in shade light as a subtle contour shade for my everyday make up and I adore the results. A lot of my other bronzers are quite flat in comparison to this one, I feel like this gives more dimension to my face without any harsh contour lines. It blends so well with my foundation and gives me a warm bronze glow whilst giving me some cheek bones too! Another thing I like about this product is that the powder is quite compact and it doesn't fall out everywhere so it means I can put the powder where I want it and not have to do a big clean up after!

This bronzer will set you back $50 and there are definitely cheaper ones on the market which are probably just as good, however I like it and for the quality and amount of product you get I don't think its too cray cray! Will I be buying the Hourglass Ambient lighting blusher? Probably! I have high hopes for the blushers and highlighters as this bronzer is just so lovely! Buy here

Have you tried this bronzer before?

Love Sarah

New gym gear to motivate your workout

Hi Cherubs!

Hows that new year new me coming along? We're half way through January and if your needing a little boost to get your ass to the gym then just take a look at my wishlist! Sometimes all you need is to spruce up your kit for a little motivation. It works for me 💪

1. Sheer panel run tight - Black - Lululemon | 2. Rainbow stripe top and tights - multi - Free People | 3. Sports bra - Black - Lululemon | 4. Bloom run jacket - Purple - Stella McCartney | 5. Logo sweat top - Grey - Stella McCartney | 6. Nike air max zero - Beige - Nike | 7. Logo print top - Grey - Puma |

ASOS have an actual activewear section on their website now FYI! Bye money it was nice knowing you... But seriously the Free People rainbow matching set is calling my name right now, I can deffo see myself rocking up to a SoulCycle class in it feeling so sassy!

Hope your having a perfect week!

See last weeks wish list here

Love Sarah

& other stories | pop of pink

Hi Cherubs!

Sometimes all you need is a chic black outfit, its my go to look! But I absolutely couldn't resist adding my gorge pink sweater today. I treated myself to this over Christmas whilst I was shopping in Manchester at the lovely & Other Stories store...I could seriously spend a fortune there!

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I really am in love with this cosy sweater and it's so perfect for the colder weather we're currently experiencing. I'm layering my best Nordstrom Rack find too, this gorgeous Equipment oversized blazer it's exactly what my wardrobe needed and for $25 I just couldn't pass on it!

Sweater - & Other Stories
Blazer - Nordstrom Rack
Boots - Senso

See lasts week outfit here

Love Sarah

Melissa Timperley Salons | Review

Hi Cherubs!

I get so many compliments on my hair, whether its on my social media accounts or whilst I'm out shopping, you guys love it. I love it too and I love my hairdresser even more! Right now I have the biggest smile on my face whilst I'm writing this post because this is a super proud moment for me as my dearest friend and beloved hairdresser has opened her first salon in Manchester, and whilst I was back home I took the opportunity to go and see her and get my hair cut at Melissa Timperley.

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Melissa's salon is located on 67 Tib Street in the Northern Quarter, my favourite part of Manchester. It's easy to get to and is surrounded by cool bars, shops and restaurants. There are two floors to the salon so it's spacious, elegant and super relaxing. 

Upon arrival I was greeted with a big smile and a hug from Melissa and her lovely receptionist Joanne! After a grand tour of the chic new salon we sat down for a hair consultation, with a cup of tea in hand I explained what I wanted, which was basically a swishy bob; the inspiration came from a recent Instagram image on her page! 

The stand-out thing for me about this salon experience is that Melissa deals with her clients from start to finish. It's an intimate service where Melissa plans, washes, cuts and styles. She uses some lovely products too. Unite is an award winning boutique hair care brand which doesn't test on animals and everything smells bloody delish! For hair colour Melissa uses Wella, a brand that most of us know and trust. I can't wait for Melissa to colour my hair next time I'm in Manchester.

I am over the moon with my new style, the attention to detail is incredible and my hair looks and feels healthy. The salon is extremely relaxing and Melissa gives you her full attention from start to finish. If you are looking for a new salon or even if you're not I would highly recommend Melissa Timperley, not because she's my friend but because she is extremely talented and passionate at what she does! Make sure to book an appointment, she gets pretty busy so you may have to book in advance!

Follow Melissa | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Visit her Salon page here

So what do you think of my new do?

For more images of my hair see this post

Love Sarah

Lust list | ASOS

Hi Cherubs!

Its Wednesday and I'm still feeling super motivated, I hope you are all having a lovely week so far! I was doing my weekly ASOS nosey and I found so many gorgeous items on the new in section! Oh my... I have no idea why I torture myself, but in an ideal world where I have endless supplies of money all these items would be in my basket and checked out already! I hope you like what I picked 💋

1. Pinstripe mini skirt - ASOS | 2. Grey casual jumpsuit - New Look | 3. Black wrap around dress - House of Sunny | 4. Blue embroidered eye jeans - Monki | Black waterproof jacket - Rains |

It is extremely rainy here in San Francisco at the moment so that gorge waterproof jacket from Rains is right at the top go my wish list, and the jumpsuit by New Look is giving me all the comfy cosy vibes!

Which is your favourite?

Love Sarah

distressed star sweater

Hi Cherubs!

The weather this weekend has been truly miserable and it doesn't seem to be shifting this week either, but rather than being a grumpy so and so about it i'm gonna get s*** done and be happy in my new distressed star sweater (jumper to my brits out there 😘) This is my new fave outfit so I'm gonna wear it to death, just warning everyone in my life that this is my look now so get used to it!

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This sweater is perfect for the cold weather at the min, its so warm and such great quality! Its also a great dupe for those distressed Wildfox sweaters that are so dreamy but this one is a fraction of the price! What do you guys think?

Shirt - h&m
Sweater - Make Me Chic*
Loafers - Zara (similar)

Missed last weeks outfit? Catch up here

Love Sarah

What I got for Christmas | Beauty

Hi Cherubs!

I know its been two weeks since xmas and I'm only just getting this post out but the jet lag struggle was so damn real! I finally feel like a normal functioning human, so yay to that! I had so many gorge gifts this Christmas I feel so bloody lucky! I thought I'd share with you the beauty products I received because you all know I'm obsessed with anything beauty! 

Eyebrow kit, nourishing eyebrow oil, encourages hair growth
Bbrowbar - Brow Kit | Ive never heard of Bbrowbar before but anything to do with brows and I'll love it! I actually think this is an extremely handy kit, the tweezers are very precise and I love that it comes with brow templates to help achieve the perfect arch!

Bbrowbar - Nourishing Oil | So this oil strengthens and conditions hair and also promotes hair growth... My brows are sparse to say the least so I am extremely excited to see if this works!

Urban Decay Vice lipstick, Chanel Matte lipstick, Charlotte Tilbury lipstick

Urban Decay - Vice - Hitch Hike | I am a big fan of the Vice lipstick collection so when I saw this on Christmas Day I was over the moon! Hitch Hike is a gorge brick rose colour.

Chanel - Rouge allure ink - 140 | I've already worn this matte liquid lipstick a fair few times now and I'm a big fan, it lasts all day and feels so comfortable on the lips! I also love this pinky coral shade.

Charlotte Tilbury - Matte revolution - Very Victoria | My first lipstick by Charlotte but it won't be my last as I absolutely love it! I've already worn this so much its a perfect sophisticated nude.

Drybar, dry shampoo, dry conditioner, hair tips

Drybar - Mini must haves | I am very intrigued by this brand and can't wait to try them out! I hate washing my hair so I try to only do it once or twice a week so I think these will be beneficial to my greasy between wash hair. These smell amazing FYI!

Neals Yard Remedies, lavender shower gel

Neal's Yard Remedies - Wild rose body elixir | Ive already gone to town on this body moisturiser and I have a feeling it won't last me that long as i'm pretty addicted. It has a subtle rose smell which is beautiful but the thing I like most is how good it makes my skin feel!

Neal's Yard Remedies - English lavender bath and shower gel | Lavender is one of my favourite scents so I am super exited to try this one out!

Bobbi Brown lip balm, Urban Decay all nighter setting spray

Bobbi Brown - Lip Balm | I love this chic lip balm its currently situated on my night stand ready to slather on morning and night. 

Urban Decay - All nighter setting spray | Yes to this setting spray, its such a great product and I was super excited to unwrap this on xmas day! 

Thanks so my friends and family for such lovely gifts, you all know we so well!
What beauty products did you guys receive for xmas?

Love Sarah
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