Saturday, 28 June 2014

A little trip to ASDA...

You know those days where you just want to mooch around, browse aisles of homewares, clothes and shoes? Last Sunday was one of those days. I'd been inside all weekend, which I actually enjoyed as I haven't had a decent amount of time in the flat recently. I'd been cleaning, sorting out clothes, putting Lucifer into a new cage and I just thought I want to get out.

I'd watched Steph's Tesco clothing haul and decided to head to Tescos. But the title is an ASDA haul Charli?! Yeah, the trip to Tesco was a fail. They are having the store refurbished so everything was only half stocked and all over the place. So I left and headed to ASDA. 

I haven't had a decent shop in ASDA for ages and I managed to head out £40 lighter (this did include food, all slimming world friendly goodies for me of course!). As soon as I walked in there was a massive sale sectioned which I browsed for ages and came out with shoes that I didn't think I would love at all.
These were only £10 reduced from £20 and they are really comfy. I've seen many more expensive versions of shoe/boots like these so I was chuffed to nab a pair for so little. I've tried them on and they seem comfy, I'll report back. I'm hoping that they won't make my feet sweat.
It appears this is the only picture of my new skirt that I took. It's exactly the same design as the Matalan skirt that I own with the mesh insert along the bottom. For only £8 there was no way I was leaving without it. I'd wanted it before it was reduced! I'm a little nervous as it's a white skirt but hopefully I won't be clumsy and stain it.
These three cacti were only £4 for the set. I've been having a nightmare with the house plants, read that as they are just dying left right and centre. My solution was to buy these even though it's not a lack of water that's the problem with my other plants. I will be one of those crazy plant and hamster hoarders one day.
The beauty section! Two things I actually needed and one I didn't, all were £1 each which was pretty cool. I think the nspa range is exclusive to ASDA? That morning I realised that I actually had no body moisturisers left, shock horror so I actually needed to pick up a body butter of some sort. I'm trying the hair mask tonight, I've not washed my hair in 6 days to see if I could get away with just dry shampoo and I did. My hair just feels so dry from it all that a good hair mask is much needed. 



Monday, 23 June 2014

Summer Prep: Perfect Pins... How do you get Summer ready?

I can't deny is any longer, summer is here and my winter clothes will have to go into hiding. Another indication that summer is here - hayfever. But more on that in another post. I realised the other day when wondering what to wear to work that I can no longer head straight for the tight drawer unless I want to over heat by mid day. I need to bite the bullet and perfect my pins.

Winter months mean hiding any leg stubble (read as hair) underneath thick tights, not having to worry about the daily battle with the fuzz. I'd never bear my legs unless they are silky smooth. We all know there are a few options and each different one lasts for different lengths of time. First off, shaving. Probably the easiest method of hair removal, but lasts the least amount of time. Two days at most we are talking...just be careful of cutting yourself..shaving nips bleed for ages! Another at home alternative would be to epilate. A handheld device that has small rotating tweezers that pull the hairs out of your body! Painful yes, but longer lasting and you do tend to get used to the pain. If I'm feeling brave I use mine which is the Braun Silk Epil, I bought this a while ago and it's still going strong. It has a torch on it so you can see even the tiniest of hairs, I'm sure they have probably bought out better ones in the past year or so too. Failing that and something that I really want to get as I hate body hair is laser hair removal.

Once I have defuzzed and moisturised it's all about the tan. Rarely will you see me bare legged and no colour, it's true - a tan does make you feel better about whooping your legs out. Depending on how much time I have to prep my pins for their appearance will depend on what I use. I have three products in my cupboard for tanning. The Garnier Summer Body is for when I have been very good and planned at least a week ahead. Applied with a mitt a good few nights before getting my legs out leaves me with a nice golden colour. If I have the night before to plan, or even up to a few hours before, I use the Cocoa Brown tan, I like to leave this for more than the one hour it says but either way I'm left with lovely bronzed legs. Finally, if I have just minutes and I need something quick it's straight to Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. What a revelation this product was for me, it's perfect legs in seconds. Dries instantly and doesn't rub off on clothes! I like the spray this onto a tanning mitt and then rub into my legs so they don't look too fake. 

What's your summer routine for getting perfect pins?




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