June Beauty Favourites

Hi Cherubs!

Oh my as if we are over half way through the year already, its going way too fast guys! Anyways I have a lovely little favourites for you this month, some new products that I will be reviewing in more depth asap!

Diptyque - eau de parfum - eau duelle | You might be thinking why on earth is Sarah showing a Diptyque sample size perfume in her monthly faves! Well I got a couple of samples of eau duelle and I am in love and I needed to share this with you! Its such a pretty scent, its a little sweeter than what I normally wear (see my fragrance post here) as it smells like vanilla but with a slight woody edge from rockrose and spices. Its delicious and I will hopefully get a bottle for my birthday in September,  just need to make a few more subtle hints! Now this will set you back $150 for 75ml but once you have used this in the morning you can still smell it all day long! It is definitely a quality product. Shop this gorgeous scent here.

Laura Mercier - loose setting powder - translucent | This product is a blogger must have and I have only just jumped on the bandwagon because its pretty pricey, $38 for 1oz! I took the plunge and I am so glad I did. I talk about my oily skin a lot on my blog and I am always looking for products to keep my skin looking matte all day. I use this alongside my Hourglass immaculate foundation and Urban Decay concealer and together I achieve the perfect matte finish that lasts. After applying the powder my skin feels like velvet and looks natural like i'm not even wearing any powder. You need this in your life, purchase here.

Mac - prep + prime - natural radiance | This is my holy grail product for when I need my make up to stay put all day long, this primer is also great for oily skin! Yes! This is a gel formula that I apply with my fingertips, it instantly absorbs into the skin creating a perfect base for my foundation and powders. If you want flawless foundation you need to use a primer and this one works a treat for me! This product comes in two shades, pink for fair skin tones and yellow for deeper skin tones so we are all covered. I've also had this prep + prime for over a year now and I still have loads left, you only need a pea size amount. $41 shop it here.

Rimmel London - wonderlash lift me up mascara - black | Whilst browsing the beauty section in target last month I decided to give a drugstore mascara a go as I haven't tried one i've loved in a while. I picked the wonderlash lift me up mascara because its a new release from Rimmel so why not! This product actually smells of cucumber which is a lovely surprise and basically does what it says on the tin! It really does open up my eyes, the wand is great at separating and coating each lash, I think I may love this more than my Benefit roller lash dare I say! For $7.99 this is brilliant, buy here

Real techniques - core collection - buffing brush | This brush actually came as part of a set which I bought a couple of years ago (If you frequently wash your brushes these will last you ages) but until recently I hadn't really used the buffing brush. For my foundation I was using the flat brush but it wasn't blending into my skin properly so I randomly used this brush instead one time and then I was hooked! It perfectly buffs your foundation, concealers and powders effortlessly into your skin for a flawless base. I wish I had started using this sooner, it saves me so much time in the morning as it blends quickly. Real techniques is such an affordable brand and their products are amazing quality too, buy here.

What has been your favourite product this month?

Love Sarah

Pay day treats | June

Hi Cherubs!

I hope your are having a lovely little week so far, July is so close can you believe it! This also means its payday time where I personally start feeling spendy!

1. Lulu Frost statement earrings - Whistles | 2. Cold shoulder dress - Whistles | 3. White rib knit top - Lavish Alice | 4. Pleated midi skirt - Asos | 5. Backpack with zip - Zara | Silver leather loafers - Zara |

What are you buying this month?

Love Sarah

What to wear | summer wedding

Hi Cherubs!

I love a good wedding, who doesn't right! But what do you wear at these loveable events? Self-Portrait should be your starting point and ending point because they have the most divine dresses I have ever seen! Last year I bought this gorge black and nude dress from self-portrait in Selfridges and for some unknown reason I didn't blog it! So i'm showing you this gorgeousness now along with my top picks from self-portrait available now.

Just look at it! This is probably my most expensive piece of clothing but I couldn't resist, its one of those pieces that I want to keep forever because its just divine. Extremely well made, I love the cutwork and the high neck. Its definitely a wow dress!

Here are a few of my fave dresses from the new collection available online here
Unfortunately I don't have a wedding to go to this season but if I did I would love to wear the floral embroidered dress on the end, the length is perfect and its so sweet!

Which is your favourite dress?

Love Sarah

My Make up essentials for travelling light

Hi Cherubs!

I'm travelling back to England tomorrow for a whole month!! I can't put into words how excited I am to see my friends and family and stock up on all the things I've missed from home! The reason for going home for a month is because my husband and I are actually relocating to San Francisco, we've been here for 8 months and absolutely loved it. So now we have the required visa's we can move here properly which means we have to go back, sort out all our belongings, bring all the clothes I left behind and also do some boring visa things. Yay!

I'm trying to take as little with me as possible, I mean whats the point in taking loads of stuff with me just to cart it all back and more? Exactly! Make up also weighs a ton and most of my products are delicate little flowers and I just don't want to risk anything smashing whilst travelling, so here is my essential make up which I can not be without for a month...It was so hard picking just one of everything, I like choices!

Face | There is one thing missing from the bunch and thats concealer, so I will have to pick one up from the airport (any excuse eh!) But I couldn't leave my Mac Prep + Prime behind even though I don't use it everyday, its my secret weapon when I need my make up to stay in place. The urban decay naked flushed palette has been a staple for many months and I've just touched pan! Its perfect because bronze, highlight and blush is all covered in one palette. 

Mac | Prep + Prime 
Hourglass | Immaculate Foundation | Porcelain
Urban Decay | Naked Flushed | Naked
Mac | Mineralize Skinfinish | Light Plus
Too Faced | Sweetheart Blush | Peach Beach

Brows | Eyebrows are now the most important thing on my face, if I forget about them then my face looks weird thanks to my non existent patchy brows. And this is why I need to take these 3 products with me, dip brow to sharpen up those lines, a pencil to fill in and a brow tamer to keep it all in place!

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Dipbrow Pomade | Soft Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills | Brow Pencil | Soft Brown
Urban Decay | Brow Tamer | Neutral Brown

Eyes | Now this was a tricky one, how do I pick just one palette of eyeshadows? In the end I went with this Charlotte Tilbury one because I love the rose gold look at the moment and I adore the way it looks with my hair. This Stila eyeliner is the bomb.com and I love that I can achieve a super thin outline with this.

Charlotte Tilbury | Luxury Palette | Vintage Vamp
Stila | Stay All Day Eye Liner - Black
Benefit | Roller Lash | Black

Lips | Finally onto lip products and I can not believe I have chosen only two to take with me, although don't be surprised if one or two others work their way into my suitcase! So I picked Honeylove by mac because its the perfect nude and I'm all about nude lips nowadays. I also packed this Lime crime matte lippy in Bleached which is a gorge peach colour that is perfect for summer!

Mac | Lipstick | Honeylove
Lime Crime | Velvetines | Bleached

What are your travel must haves?
Thanks for reading, see you soon England!!!

Love Sarah

Trend | modern romantic

Hi Cherubs!

One trend I am coveting this season is the whimsical modern romantic trend, the high street have us covered with pretty floral prints and embroidery, delicate ruffles and sweet tailoring. See my top picks below <3

1. Ruffle hem midi dress - Monki via Asos | 2. Floral jumpsuit - Sister Jane | 3. Dress with pleated skirt - Dahlia | 4. Embroidered t-shirt - Warehouse | 5. Structured blazer - Asos |

What are your favourite trends this season?

Love Sarah

Silk culottes

Hi Cherubs!

I have been searching for the perfect pair of culottes for some time now, every pair i've tried on are so unflattering and add extra lbs and nobody needs that in their life. Just as I was about to give up on my search I came across a brand I have never heard of before, Kit and Ace. 
I very nearly didn't try on these silk culottes as I didn't want to be disappointed again, also they were expensive but I gave them a go anyway.

I love them! They hang so nicely, they fit great and they feel amazing! The aesthetic of this brand is right up my street too, wearable, washable and clean silhouettes, they even have washable cashmere items! Me and my husband both left happy with some new gorgeous well made clothing, you definitely need to check this brand out!

Top - Nordstrom
Culottes - Kit and Ace
Sandals - Miista
Sunglasses - Whistles (old)

I hope you're having a lovely start to your week <3

Love Sarah

My top 3 favourite scents

Hi Cherubs!

Today I am going to be sharing with you my favourite scents of all time. I am a big lover of perfumes and I love treating myself to a new bottle of my ultimate faves.  I love that certain smells can take you back to a specific moment or remind you of someone. Let me know which scents you adore and why you love them so much <3

1 | Hermès - Eau Des Merveilles - $108 | I am now running low on my 3rd bottle so i'll have to purchase another very soon! My husband bought my very first bottle a few years back for valentines day, it was extremely thoughtful because I'd wanted it for a long time but I couldn't afford it at the time! So this scent reminds me of my wonderful husband who always surprises me <3 Now the scent is very woody and has a masculine edge to it which I bloody love. I use this very sparingly but it lasts all day long! If you're looking for an elegant and sophisticated perfume I would highly recommend Hermès, it's worth the money and you will get so many compliments!  My little sister is also a big fan of eau des merveilles too. Shop it here

2 | Tom Ford - Black Orchid - $165 | This is the newest addition to my collection and one that I enjoy wearing a lot. The iconic art deco bottle sits so nicely on my vanity, it just oozes luxury. Again this is another woody scent with black orchid and black plum, a truly timeless scent that I will repurchase once i've made my way through 100ml. I bought this at the airport when we first moved to San Francisco 8 months ago and when I put this on i'm instantly taken back to that moment of excitement about our future. Very expensive but worth every penny, shop it here

3 | Mugler - Alien - $80 | The first time I smelt Alien was when my little sister was wearing it and I instantly fell in love. Its so distinctive and I can always tell when someone is wearing it. Shockingly this is another woody scent (I honestly didn't know I was a woody smell kinda gal until I picked out my top 3 scents ha) but this also has a vanilla note to it which I adore as I am such a vanilla girl! As you have probably guessed this scent reminds me of my little sister bless her cotton socks! Shop Alien here

Leave your favourites in the comments I'd love to know!

Love Sarah

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