Olay Essentials - double action night cream

A few blog posts ago - possibly the first of 2014, I mentioned that I wanted to try out some new products, either ones that have just hit the shelves or ones that have been out for a few years. It is time to experiment. 

I really need to take care of my skin so building up my skin care routine is the first step, I don't think washing your face with just warm water is good enough(here comes the gasps of all beauty bloggers).

Recently my face has been quite dry and I have also suffered a little breakout due to being extremely busy at uni and work. I picked up this OLAY essentials double action night cream from Tesco to try out, I chose this over a day cream as I never really like the way make up applies just after using a face moisturiser, it tends to rub off a lot quicker. Does anyone else think this? Another plus side of using it over night is that there are more hours for it to get to work regenerating the skins appearance and replacing the moisture lost during the day. 

You do not need to apply a lot of the cream when using it as little goes quite far which is a bonus, however it is really cheap at £4.99 if you are on a budget. I have only used this once and my skin did feel a little refreshed the next morning. I am hoping that this continues and I can notice a difference in the long run. If anyone has tried this cream then I would love to hear your thoughts on this. 

Night Out Look: Pastles with an Edge

Jacket: Miss Selfrdige, Blouse: Primark, Skirt: h&mBag: Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins, Boots: New Look

This is a bit of a different post from me today, we are still on the lines of an outfit of the day but I thought I would change the concept slightly, what a better way than to help inspire others on outfit choices for a night out, it is the start to the weekend after all. It doesn't have to be for a big night, it could be a trip to the local or a restaurant.

This pink and grey shirt is from Primark (I told you their shirts would probably be feature heavy in my posts), I teamed this with my black mini cotton skirt and a leather jacket for warmth. By tucking the shirt into the skirt it gives a more sophisticated and neater look. The black cut out boots with little white ankle socks give the outfit a slight edge, I picked these instead of heels for something a little different however you don't have to do this. You can dress the outfit up more by adding a big statement necklace and a fancier clutch bag. 

I hope this inspires you and I would love to see your take on this outfit post by tweeting me at @alice_stoker or linking me your blog posts. Have a lovely weekend xx

Casual but Chic

 Jacket:George at Asda*,T-shirt:h&m, Legings: River Island, Trainers: Vans*,  
Bag: Accessorize, Necklace: New Look 

I am not really the one to make much of an effort on a day to day basis at university *slaps wrists* I tend to get up last minute before my lectures so I just throw on the first thing that I can find. By about 3ish you will find me back in my pjs being very lazy and a slob writing essays hidden away in my room, it is not very fun and entertaining.

I love this army style jacket, the first time I saw them was at Leeds Festival two year ago and was so tempted to pick one up but didn't - something which I immediately regretted once back home. My mum got this one at George in Asda around April 2013 and wrapped it up for my birthday. I like how it is very lightweight, it can easily be layered up or just worn on a cool Summers day *sighs*. They are not in the shops anymore and you don't tend to see anyone wear them anymore but I am going out of my comfort zone and I still wear mine as I love it so much. 

The Sunday Post

Yesterday I went on a little trip to York to spend some quality time with my parents before I headed back to University today (boo!!) this holiday period has flown by far too quick for my liking, it only seemed yesterday I packed my bags and went home for three weeks. It is fair to say no work has been done being my dissertation, I have stuffed my face and spent far too much money but, I would not change it for a second.

I do love York, it is such a beautiful city to visit, with all the quirky little shops down 'The Shambles' and the unusual style of buildings which are home to your usual high street stores. It reminds me slightly of Carnaby Street in London and Canterbury which is another place I absolutely love visiting. 

This is a slightly different post than what your used to reading on a Sunday, I feel that it needed a new look for 2014, something more exciting. Hope you enjoy xx