Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Hello again and Shopping!

I've been away for quite a while but I seem to have found my motivation again to continue my blog. Yay! So I've changed the blog name and it now goes by 'Sophie Loves.' My new blog will mainly have a fashion focus but I will also throw in a bit of beauty and lifestyle too, so a bit of everything for everyone.

To kick things off I'm going to share a few things I've bought in the past few days that I'm completely in love with. I will hopefully get some posts up of me wearing the items and how I style them.

                        Miss Selfridge                                     River Island                                          Bank                                                    

Urban Outfitters

Sophie. x

Tuesday, 19 March 2013


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Monday, 4 March 2013

February Favourites

I use this every morning to lightly moisturise my skin, i find it helps to balance the oils in my skin so i hardly have a dry or oily day. Great everyday moisturiser.

I was a bit unsure of the smell wen i first got this at Christmas, but now i love it. Just a really good everyday lip balm, you can't go wrong.

This is used exactly how you would a hair conditioner, i use it just before i get out of the bath/shower and then rinse it off. It leaves your body very soft and moisturised with a subtle smell of roses.

 I don't necessarily use this to set my makeup i use it either before or after my makeup to give it a more fresh and natural finish. If it does make my makeup stay on longer then bonus.

You have probably all heard of the Real Techniques brushes and this blush brush is great. It's really soft and blends blushes perfectly.

My favourite lipstick in my collection that i slightly forgot about over winter and rediscovered in February. Very bright watermelon pink, i love this for going out at night but also great in the day to brighten up your look.

I haven't used many face scrubs so i don't have much to compare it with but i really like this. Its not harsh on the skin and i do believe it helps with my spots which is always good.


Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Todays face

Face of the day at 7.30am, that's why i look tired!

Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in Ivory
Collection 2000 Lasting perfection concealor in Fair 1
Mac Mineralize skin finish natural in Light plus
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Mac blush in Dollymix
Urban Decay Naked palette
Soap and Glory Smoulder Kohl in Black
Too Faced Lashgasm mascara
Rimmel eyebrow pencil
Burts bee's lip balm
 Lipstick is from a Boots front cover set, the one that had 20 lipstick samples.
If you would like a review on any of these products, just ask!  

Monday, 25 February 2013

New Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot gel

Vichy launches Normaderm Hyaluspot gel


February 28 sees the launch of Normaderm Hyaluspot from skincare brand Vichy. This is an invisible gel for sensitive skin designed to fight blemishes in two hours and clear spots within 48 hours, without leaving a trace of a mark. Natural skin moisturiser Hyaluronic Acid works to fight bacteria, using anti-inflammatory properties to heal and soothe; whilst Salicylic Acid and LHA purify from the inside of skin to eliminate the spot. Normaderm Hyaluspot (priced at £10.50 for 15ml) will be available from Boots.


I think there's quite a few of us out there that have tried lots and lots of spot treatments trying to find the perfect one that leaves us with the clear skin we dream of. How many of you will be grabbing one of these??

Cara Delevingne

There's no real reason from this post apart from to admire the beauty that is current Burberry model Cara Delevingne. I just love her! Not only is she a great model she has a fun, hyper personality to go with it.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

La Roche Posay Efficlar Duo

What they say

"Pores are unclogged and purified to help reduce the development of future breakouts. Helps to reduce skin imperfections leaving skin looking clearer and feeling smoother."

What I say

I'd never heard of this product untill I came across it being reviewed on YouTube, since then its pretty much all I've seen all over YouTube and all over the beauty blogs. From the reviews I saw of this product it sounded like something that would be good for me.

The anti-blemish moisturiser claims to reduce the development of breakouts and helps reduce skin imperfections, just what I needed. I don't have ache or particularly bad skin but I do get spots frequently and more often than not they will scar and don't seem to shift for at least a couple of weeks.

I have been using this for about 3 weeks and its a bit of a love/hate product for me, which is disappointing as I had high hopes and wanted to love it more than I do. I apply a thin layer of the cream all over my face in the evening after I have cleansed to let it work its magic over night. The reason I love this is that it does reduce the redness and size of my spots and my skin looks visibly clearer. The odd thing is that It seems to be giving me smaller pimples at the same time. I don't know how it's possible to get rid of spots and give me more at the same time, but it does. Maybe it's because I havent been using it long so il stick with it for now. 

I would recommend this product though as it does improve your skin and I've heard so many good things about this product, I just think It didn't suit my skin very well. 

If you have any questions about the Effliclar Duo just leave a comment and thanks for reading. I've decided to give blogging another go after a massive break, and thought this would be a good starting post.