OOTD to OTTN | Virgin Holidays Competition

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've been on holiday in Barcelona!! There will be a blog post about my trip coming up soon. Today I wanted to share with you an outfit of the day to outfit of the night I've put together for a competition that actually ends really soon (I forgot about it.. silly me) Anyway, hope you like the look. I wanted it to be simple but classy and suitable for hot weather! 

Playsuit | Bag | Sandals | Heels
I went for white because it's so summery and also easy to match with anything. Plus anyone with a tan- white will really make it stand out and look extra golden! I fell in love with the mint clutch but unfortunately it has sold out, however I'm sure there are lots of similar ones out there to choose from. The shoes are what changes it from simi-casual to night outfit. Both sandals suitable for the heat and both very simple, letting the playsuit stand out.


I'd really appreciate it if you'd vote for my outfit!
(Jenny Scott Russell)

Jenny
x


iHerb Skincare Haul | Oily/Acne Prone Skin + EcoTools

iHerb is fast becoming one of my favourite websites to shop on.. everything is so inexpensive! You can get all sorts of brands at a discounted price including Real Techniques and EcoTools which I'm sure the brush lovers amongst us will appreciate! Anyway, you should definitely check out the website if you havent already. Plus you get $10 off your first order which is always nice and there are also loads of other coupons floating around the internet which you can use too. I recently put in an order so I thought I'd share with you what I bought.

£5.02
My Nivea daily essentials refreshing toner has just run out and as I'd been using it for what felt like a long time I thought I'd switch it up. I've never heard of this brand before (guessing it is American?) however it has amazing reviews and I was interested to see if the witch hazel which hasn't been distilled (retains beneficial natural tannins) works better at tightening and reducing the look of pores than other witch hazel products. 

£3.94 | £4.69
These next two items are both for people with breakout prone skin like me.. sigh. I'm hoping these will help clear up the last bit of bad skin I have left around my chin. The acne treatment gel contains none of the usual ingredients such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Instead it is all natural and claims to 'create and maintain clear skin naturally' which sounds great. I would be sceptical if it weren't for the amazing reviews. Again with the deep clean astringent the reviews are amazing though this one contains 2% salicylic acid.

£3.50
I bought this product on a bit of a whim. I saw Kathleen Lights (YouTube beauty guru) haul it a while ago and it caught my attention. After reading a few reviews I decided to give it a go as there are claims it is a bit of a miracle worker for people with oily/acne prone skin. I'll do a review once I've used it a couple of times to see if it works but for £3.50 I wont be complaining if it isn't as great as it is made out to be.

£2.24
Literally can't understand how inexpensive this is and the reviews are incredible.. 4.5/5stars and thats with 2857 people leaving feedback on the iherb website. It claims to dry up acne, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores as well as relax tired muscles and ease tension lines on your face and neck! Read the positive reviews here and I reckon you'll end up purchasing this mask too! 

£4.08
I'm not sure how much this brush retails for but at that price you can't go wrong! I'm a sucker for buffing brushes as they tend to be my favorite and most used and even though I have way too many already I decided to get this one. I use them to apply my foundation as I find the dense bristles give the most flawless finish.

Hope you guys like this haul, it is definitely going to be more interesting for people with oily skin as that is what most of the products are made for so sorry for anyone else! What products do you love getting from iherb that you think I should try?

Jenny x

My MAC Eye Shadow Palette | Blues & Greys

This is the last of a series of posts showing you my MAC eyeshadow collection. I have blue eyes so for me that means wearing blue eyeshadow is a rarity however I love how it looks when paired with greys and blacks. It acts as a pop of colour but is still cool toned enough to blend well with a classic smokey eye.

Typographic | Plumage | Silver Ring | Tilt

I think the combination of these four colours are perfect for a dramatic eyeshadow look. However you might be wondering, where is my Carbon, MACs classic matte black eyeshadow? I decided to give it a pass after reading many reviews that describe it as unblendable and not very pigmented. Instead I chose to go with Typographic, a really dark matte grey. If I ever do need a black I have the shade Crave from my Naked Basics palette which is incredibly pigmented!


These are all swatched without primer so you can get an idea of how pigmented they are. Unfortunately Typographic and Plumage look very similar in these pictures though in real life Plumage is a lot more vibrant and rich and is actually my favourite colour from this palette. I like to use it along my lash line for a colorful eyeliner look.

Jenny x

WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM





I haven't really shared with you my plans for this summer but there are a few trips on my agenda, one of them being last weekend in Amsterdam! I took a few pictures and made a video which turned out pretty cool, if I do say so myself so I thought I'd share them with you along with a bit about what I did there! Amsterdam is actually a beautiful city, luckily they escaped much bombing in the war so all the original old buildings lining the canals are still standing. During the first day we visited the red light district which I didn't get any pictures of. Funnily enough it is one of the city's most beautiful parts though some of the buildings have glass shop fronts filled with girls! My friends and I are lucky enough to have visited during the world cup and Holland won a match while we were there and the atmosphere was incredible! Everyone was wearing orange, we stuck out like sore thumbs even more that we usually would, being four 5'4" blonde teenage girls in the middle of a huge city! I hope you guys liked how I edited the video, I confess it is completely Lily Melrose inspired. I find her vlogs so much more interesting than the usual walking and talking.

Jenny x

My MAC Eye Shadow Palette | Neutrals

Continuing on from my last post on the Purples in my MAC palette, today I swatched and pictured the neutrals. As you can see I have a few more of these as there is a lot more to pick from when it comes to browns therefore making it harder to narrow down. Also because I don't have the Naked 1 or 2 palette these are my only options for neutral eyeshadow.. I wanted to get a decent variety! 

Phloof | Naked Lunch | Arena | Shale | Satin Taupe | Sable | Quarry | Charcoal Brown | Brun

I have a few classics in this collection such as Satin Taupe and Naked Lunch which are my two favourite shadows from the bunch. Obviously they are well loved by the blogging work for a reason- pigmented, blendable and smooth. I keep Phloof as my highlight colour for this section rather than Shroom which is what I use with my purples because it is a bit warmer so tends to work better with these shades. 


Again, sorry the numbers are backwards, apparently I didn't learn from the last post! These are all swatched without primer so you can get an idea of how pigmented they are. I mentioned in my last post that some of these work really well with my purples too. Quarry and Shale are the main ones and I think it's because they are so much cooler than the other shades.