Monday, 18 August 2014

Lily Lolo Translucent Silk Finishing Powder Review


I've got fairly dry skin but I've recently noticed that my skin has started to get oilier round my t-zone, meaning my foundation isn't lasting as long around this area. So I decided to look into finding a translucent setting powder to help my make up last throughout the day. I wanted to find one that was cruelty free so my first port of call was CuteCosmetics.co.uk, where I found the Lily Lolo powder, which sounded like exactly what I needed but was out of stock! However, a bit of googling around and I found some available on Amazon here. It arrived in the post just two days later and I was super excited to try it.
Also included in my parcel was a catalogue of Lily Lolo's other products, and I've already got my eye on their eyeshadow in Vanilla Shimmer and the Natural Lipstick in Desire.

First off, the packaging is so chic and simple, I really like it.




This powder really does do the job. It makes my make up last so much longer, while still leaving it looking dewy and fresh, not cakey and dry like a lot of other powders I've tried in the past. It also doesn't dry my skin out, which is really important as a lot of powders tend to make my skin really flaky. It goes on really easily (I apply it with my Real Techniques powder brush) and looks super natural on the skin. I've always avoided powders because I like to use make up that gives a dewy, luminous effect, so I'm glad to have finally found one that adds to this effect rather than mattifies it!

Here's what it looks like when worn of make up. As you can see it's nice and translucent and lets the dewiness of my foundation shine through!


Has anyone else tried any of Lily Lolo's lovely products? What did you think?

Much Love,

Jodi Pops


Friday, 12 July 2013

Something Good Can Work

I am very proud to say that I made this outfit myself!!! I bought this material a while ago for about £1 from the charity shop, and designed this pattern to make from it, and I'm super pleased with the result!
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I really loved this pink leafy pattern, and I wanted to make something that was vintage inspired but that I could wear on girls nights out as well as on hot summer days. It was a bit of a fiddly project but I'm glad I took the time and effort to finish it off!
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I'm sorry that this post was rather short and sweet, I've started a new job this week so everything is pretty manic at the moment! I'm hoping to get into a more structured routine soon!

Lots of love,

Jodi Pops
x

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Twist and Shout

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It’s probably pretty obvious from my blog that I love all things 1950s, so when I found out that my older sister, Jenny, was having a 50s themed hen party, I jumped with joy!
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I decided it would be the perfect occasion to wear this dress, which I picked up quite a while ago now in a charity shop in New Cross near to my University. I instantly fell for the gorgeous blue colour and the dainty white flowers, and the shape and structure of this dress meant that for £4 I just couldn’t say no!
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Just a moment of shoe appreciation. I bought these shoes from New Look about 2 weeks ago (I was glad to have one last chance to use my student card before it expired!) and I've been so desperate to wear them! They're surprisingly comfy and are made out of a jelly shoe type material, so at least they will be easy to clean after a night out! I always wear the same pair of black heels when I go out because they are so comfy and go with everything, so it's nice to now have another option, and they were a steal at £17.99 with student discount!
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I had my cream vanity case to complete the 50s vibe. It doubled up as a shoe bag though as I ended up carrying around my mom's rather uncomfy heels for most of the night as she swapped for flats pretty quickly!
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For the hen do, we had a lovely afternoon with lots of cake and a lovely hairdresser doing us all 50s hairstyles at Jenny's new sister-in-law's house, followed by us all heading down to All Star Lanes in Brick Lane. The food was delicious, especially the fries, and the bowling was really fun!

Jenny looked amazing in her outfit, her best friend even made her a 50s style sash and veil!!
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My mom and I enjoying some lovely cocktails! The hairdresser lady did my hair in victory rolls which I loved, even if a man on the tube told me I looked like Wolverine!
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A fun night was had by all and now I am super excited for my sister's wedding in August!

Lots of love,
Jodi Pops
x

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)

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This dress is very special because it was sent to me by the beautiful Rebecca Tan of The Cinnamon Slipper. Rebecca's blog is genuinely one of my favourites, she always looks absolutely incredible in vintage style dresses and she is also super creative and makes a lot of her own clothes! I find the photography on her blog super inspiring as it's always so creative, and on top of all that she's a downright lovely lady as well! I was so happy when I found out that I'd won this dress in her 100th post giveaway (which also includes lots of great tips on buying vintage clothing!!).
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The dress fits really well, and I am love how vibrant the colours of it are! I wore it with this hat that I found in a charity shop and these Topshop wedges and I feel like it looks like a very picnic-y outfit!!! DSC04059 DSC04041 DSC04045 DSC04061 DSC04037
So I'd just like to say a massive thank you and send lots of love to Rebecca for sending me this gorgeous dress!! I've been very excited for this post :)


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