Luisaviaroma - Luxury bag wish list

Hi Cherubs!

I know luxury bags aren't everyones cuppa tea but for me they are utter perfection. The feeling that I got when I purchased my first designer bag was so special and I can not wait to add to my collection. My birthday is approaching...kind of (September) and I want to start thinking about which designer bag I'm going to take the plunge and give a warm loving home to. 

1. ChloĆ© faye leather bag - Luisaviaroma | 2. Givenchy antigona leather bag - Luisaviaroma |
3. Valentino rockstud leather bag - Luisaviaroma | 4. Gucci dionysus gg bag - Luisaviaroma |
5. Fendi contrasting edge leather bag - Luisaviaroma | 6. Stella McCartney falabella bag- Luisaviaroma

Luisaviaroma is the perfect one-stop online store for the best designer bags, when I have nothing better to do you'll find me scrolling through page after page of beautiful bags that I need in my life. But which one do I choose? 

I hope you've enjoyed this post, please let me know which is your favourite!

Love Sarah

Chic wish off-shoulder tunic

Hi Cherubs

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this amazing top already, I am obsessed with it and it had a bloody good reaction so it's definitely a keeper. 

There are so many things I like about this flattering tunic, the gorgeous tie detail on the sleeves, the split curved hem and the length is perfect. This little baby is a steal at $45 it looks so much more expensive. I spotted a similar style on Tibi for a rather pricey $295..ouch!

 I need to fill my wardrobe with more off-shoulder tops they are just perfect for summer!

Tunic - Chicwish
Jeans - Free People

Love Sarah

My skincare secrets

Hi Cherubs

Last week Farfetch contacted me to see if I would share my skincare secrets with my readers, now if they'd have asked me a couple of years ago I would have probably declined but 2 years later my skin is in the best place its ever been and dare I say it.. I actually love my skin and feel comfortable having no make up days which is crucial for summer time.

My first skincare secret is actually not a secret at all but a fundamental step into having clear and healthy skin, water! You should aim to drink around 2 ltrs a day, trust me your skin will thank you for it. If you struggle to drink enough fluids here are my top tips:
-If you go to the gym take 1ltr of ice water with you, i'm more of a runner so I tend to drink a lot before my run to keep me hydrated and then drink lots after to top myself up.
- Buy a cute water bottle and use it at work, this is probably the best tip we all love fancy water bottles!
-Slice up some fruit and add it to your water, delish!

Out of sight out of mind, so always keep a water bottle with you, you'll be amazed at how much you drink.

Now on to products, a main factor to seeing results in your skin is a routine and consistently doing this day and night, I used to find this quite hard especially at night when all I want to do is go to bed but still needing to take my make up off and wash my face. But its so worth it if you stick to it.

I have an eclectic mix of affordable and higher price points in my skincare collection, today I'm going to share with you my top 3 products that are truly my saviours.

Dermalogica dermal clay cleanser

I have used this clay cleanser for around 2 years now and its my secret weapon for oily skin as its deep cleansing. It has cucumber and sage in the mix to calm and sooth tired skin, but my favourite ingredient in this product has to be the refreshing menthol. The key to clearing up skin is a deep clean and skin feels so clean after using this with no traces of make up left. This cleanser from Farfetch by Colbert MD is also a great alternative for oily skin like mine.

Dr. Dennis Gross ferulic acid + retinol brightening solution

Secret life saver numero 2 is retinol. I introduced this serum into my regime a few months back now and its my night time miracle. Retinol is causing a big stir in the beauty world as it helps smooth the appearance of wrinkles whilst increasing moisture in the skin. By morning my skin is brighter and more dewy, redness and puffiness in my skin has significantly gone down everyone needs this in their life. I love it! From Farfetch I recommend this retinol serum by Algenist.

Shiseido urban environment oil-free UV protector broad spectrum spf42

Wearing a high spf is so important to our skin, sun damage is not pretty and it also causes premature ageing. This product is light and doesn't leave a greasy feeling like most spf products. Even if the sun is not out to play you still need some spf on. This product is perfect for putting under your make up for protection all day. I reviewed this product earlier in the month here. For an oil free base I also recommend this high spf by Chantecaille available at Farfetch.

So there you have it my secrets are not secret anymore. I hope you found some useful tips and products in this post, now lets all have great skin this summer!

Thanks to Farfetch for inspiring this post and make sure you check out their new beauty range here.

Love Sarah

Top picks | lace up sandals

Hi Cherubs!

The weather is just glorious at the moment so we need to start talking about sandals! I live in sandals during the summertime and I'm absolutely loving anything lace up this season.

1. Black lace up - Vagabond via Nasty Gal | 2. Grey strappy lace up - Free People via Asos 
3. Multicolour pom pom - Zara | 4. Embroidery lace up - Sam Edelman via Nasty Gal |
 5. Embellished tan sandal - River Island via Asos | 6. Lime tassel sandals - Missguided via Asos

I've created a top picks of some gorgeous lace up sandals that would look equally amazing with some distressed boyfriend jeans and a simple tee or dressed up in a broiderie dress. Now I just need to find a way to buy them all!

Are you loving lace up sandals this summer?

Love Sarah

Summer styling

Hi Cherubs!

I love this outfit so simple but perfect for these hot days and nights. I also ventured out a little to take my photos and I'm pretty pleased with the set up!

Top - Whistles (old)
Skirt - Mango (old)
Sunglasses - Whistles (old)
Sandals - Miista

Love Sarah

BH Cosmetics brush set

Hi Cherubs!

Last week I made my very first purchase from bh cosmetics, I ordered a couple of things but today I wanted to share with you this gorgeous 14 piece brush set. I have heard so many good things about this brand, they sell affordable make up and brushes and everything is cruelty free.

My brush collection was pretty limited and I always found myself using the same brush for multiple different things so when I saw this 14 piece set I just had to buy it, and I'm so glad I did its made such a difference having a brush for every step of my make up routine. 

The brushes themselves are amazing quality for the price, I honestly think they are on par with the more luxurious brands out there. I love the pink and rose gold design and its so handy having a matching cosmetics bag which now holds all my brushes and tools.

This set is currently $22 I still can't get over the price, the set contains:

    1. Angled powder brush
    2. Medium powder brush
    3. Small powder brush
    4. Angled crease brush
    5. Medium flat eyeshadow brush
    6. Medium oval eyeshadow brush
    7. Eyeshadow blending brush
    8. Concealer brush
    9. Small concealer brush
    10. Flat eyeliner brush
    11. Angled eyeliner brush
    12. Oval lip brush
    13. Standard lip brush
    14. Precision eyeliner brush

If you're on a budget but want some great make up and tools then I'd definitely check out 
bh cosmetics!

Buy the set here

Love Sarah

Lust List

Hi Cherubs!

I'm going to start incorporating my lust lists and other collages into my blog schedule as its a fun way to show you what I need in my life...And maybe just maybe my husband will read and take a hint!

1. Metallic outfit - Monki | 2. Block heel sandals - Zara | 3. Frill shirt jacket - Milk It
4. Denim Culottes - Warehouse | 5. Frill denim motif dress - The WhitePepper |
 6. Frill shirt - Sister Jane |

So there seems to be a frill theme going on in this post with a muted colour palette, I adore frills they add a feminine element to any outfit and theres nothing wrong with that. Give me all the frills.

Which is your fave from my lust list?

Love Sarah

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