PS Pro Oval Brushes



I have been dying to get my hands on some of these oval beauty brushes ever since they were first launched a few months ago, they are so unusual and I was really keen to see how they worked, p.s. don't they just remind you of the dentist?! (random I know) 

I've watched a number of YouTuber's reviews of these brushes some were good and some were not so good which made me want to hold off until I found a cheaper version and voila, Primark unveiled their PS Pro range a few months ago. 

On first impressions it is clear that they are cheaper products, they range starts from around £2 through to £5 or £6 and they have a number of sizes to choose from. The main neck of the brush is quite flimsy plastic, if you apply a lot of pressure it does seem to bend a little. However, the bristles are extremely soft making it easier to apply the products. I was quite shocked as I expected them to be more of a horse hair; much more sturdier. 

For me I wasn't so sure the first time I used these brushes, I used the bigger one to apply my foundation and I felt like I needed a lot of product, twice as much as I normally would to get the application I wanted and it seemed like the softness of the bristles soaked up the foundation. Next time I do think that dotting the foundation onto my face first before blending could be the way to go around it. 

I am pleased that I didn't spend a lot on them, but I am going to persevere with them a little longer to see if I can get the perfect technique for me. 

Have you tried these oval beauty brushes yet? 

Alice xxx


Soap & Glory Deep Cleansing Milk


Can we just take a few minutes and take a bow to Soap & Glory for sharing this magnificent product into our lives.

The 4-in-1 Deep Cleansing Milk is my new holy grail product and I cannot believe it has taken me this long to discover it. I was a little reluctant at first when I read that it melts away make up, for me finding the perfect make up remover is very difficult not many out there remove all product and some require a lot of scrubbing. 

For a few years I have been swapping and changing between a few micellar cleansing waters which have become extremely popular in recent years. One evening I had completely run out of my micellar water and remembered seeing this particular Soap & Glory cleansing milk which was part of the mahoosive Christmas special box that was available in Boots. 

Oh my, it is absolutely incredible and was taken right back. Now it says it melts away make up, I just could not believe how well the products slid right off my face. The peach and go juice extracts gives a cooling, hydrating and extremely creamy which thins out and feels a little greasy once applied onto the skin. It is super easy to use and you only need a small amount on the tips of your fingers and then rub this gently into the skin circular motions, then gently over the eyes. All you need to do is dampen a cloth or muslin cloth and gently wipe away the product and voila!!

There is no need to scrub or apply a lot of pressure when using the product, it really does just melt away even my waterproof mascaras and eyeliners!! If you are looking for a new make up remover I would definitely recommend this product, for me it is miles better than anything on the market at the moment.

Have you ever used this product before? 

Alice xxx

A Day at the Races



Last week I got the opportunity to put my glad-rags on and spend the day at the races, it was a whole new experience for me and I had such a great time.

Hearing everyone else talk about their experience at the races makes them sound like such glamorous affairs, sipping champagne whilst wearing the most beautiful dresses and fascinators. I have to say it did not disappoint and it was right up my street I had such a fabulous time and cannot wait to go again.

 

A trip to the races also meant a new dress was in order, I was a bit bored of playing it safe so decided that it was time to go for a different style and to revamp my wardrobe a little. Scanning all the online retailers it wasn't long before this beautiful crochet number caught my eye, originally it was the white version which drew me in but that was one step a little too far, being quite a clumsy person meant it was not the wisest idea so the black one had to be the best bet. 

Usually I am not a fan of the midi length, for me and my body shape, it cuts my legs in half making me look stumpy and we all know that it isn't a good look. However I am in LOVE with this dress, even thought the crochet is quite heavy and stiff it dropped beautifully from the cinched in waist and flowed out elegantly.

I teamed the dress why my trusty nude heels, clutch bag and added a pop of colour with the burgundy fascintor.

Alice xxx

Brunching in London




Last weekend I had such a wonderful trip to London for my sisters hen do, something which has been in the planning for months on end, but was over in a blink of an eye. 

It wasn't your usual hen do, we wanted to create something sophisticated, but we still had to include the tat and games that comes with hen dos. 

To make the occasion extra special we booked a few treats which would not usually be on the agenda for a trip to London. First up was a visit to the One Aldwych to scoff our faces with their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea, a mix of sophistication with a menu that would give Heston Blumenthall  a run for his money. Oh and did I mention it has a seven month waiting list.

The food was mouthwatering delicious; dainty finger sandwiches using a fantastic play with flavours and textures reflecting Roald Dahls tale beautifully. I'm not a huge fan of egg mayonnaise sandwiches but their take on a classic presented on a miniature brioche bun was something else. 

However, the main event of the afternoon tea was hands down the cakes! Oh my, I was in my element. A fantastic mix of sweet, rich and savory flavours were perfect - basically it looked just too good to eat.

The golden chocolate egg filled with vanilla cheesecake and mango worked wonders, the smooth creamy vanilla filling along with the zest of the mango was a perfect compliment to the rich chocolate egg. 

All of this watered down with a Charlie and the Chocolate cocktail along with a number of fun and different flavoured teas. 


The next morning we took a stroll to Bukowski Grill in Soho, a completely different style to the hotel which hosted the afternoon tea. It had a very edgy, industrial interior but served the most delicious breakfast. I am not one to turn down a hotel breakfast but I have to admit that exploring such a beautiful city like London and finding hidden gems wins!! 

I have always wanted to try Eggs Benedict, and let me say it was very scrummy full of rich flavours complimented by the sour dough of the toast. 

It may only be August (and yes how fast is this year going?) but I have made myself a new resolution; I must be more adventurous and try new places rather than visiting chains, popular restaurants and places that I know I like and feel comfortable with. 

Alice xxx