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June Empties : Hello I'm Clo

June Empties : Hello I'm Clo

Empty Beauty Products

Hello I'm Clo! 

June has flown by! I can't believe we're already half way through 2014. June has been a busy month for me beauty wise. With University fast approaching and the date of moving house looming, I decided the time was now, in June to have a massive clean out and clear down of beauty and make up products and get rid of the things that were well past their sell by or were nearly at the end of the bottle. My mission was clear: Scrap the daily routine and fall back in love with my nearly empty products until they were empty and ready for recycling.

I have many a Body Shop product in my beauty and skincare collection and this month I managed to finish up three 'Old Faithful' products. 



Aloe Soothing Day Cream

Availability Available from The Body Shop parties, stores and online.
Price 15ml £4.00, 50ml £10


Tourist For The Day, Malvern : Hello I'm Clo

Tourist For The Day, Malvern : Hello I'm Clo

A stay-cation


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Stay cations are the latest thing. People are exploring where they live in more depth, as people no longer have the income to jet set off on fancy holidays or do expensive day trips. It's true what they say, you don't know what's on your doorstep until you take a look for yourself. Your trip doesn't have to last a lifetime, or be a million miles away, you can explore your local area for the day and create your own fun without it costing a penny.

Droitwich Spa Food Festival Dinner 2014 : Hello I'm Clo

Droitwich Spa Food Festival Dinner 2014 : Hello I'm Clo

Last night (20th June) I attended the Droitwich Spa Food Festival Celebration Dinner. It was 5 courses of locally sourced Worcestershire produce and was simply brilliant. Hosted at St Andrews House Hotel It was a great evening of fine food and fine company.

A Day At The V and A

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As a wannabe adventurer today I went somewhere new! The Victoria and Albert museum in south Kensington, London. It's a beautiful space I've stumbled upon before,( some of you may remember the vlog where I got lost and accidentally found myself in south Kensington. See here) today's trip was planned as I wanted to catch the Italian fashion exhibition before I fly off on my holidays because the exhibit only runs to the end of July. So if you read this post and like the sound of what you read be sure to get in quick!

The wide open spaces are gorgeous. It's full of life from both the people who visit and the art. It would take me days, weeks even to expore the whole venue. It's nice to see so many families from all over the world coming to visit this beautiful museum whilst they're staying in London. I've heard so many languages today and its great to see people making friends and being social with complete strangers. As I type an American family have asked a Canadian to take their photos, they happily snap away and discuss good local restaurants that are kid friendly. This interaction is far from the typical tube interactions of glances and gazes. In such a large city it's often easy to feel swallowed up and unimportant but little moments like that just show you're never really alone in London, no mater what language you speak.

The v&a is free but I've recently joined the V&A as a student member which allows me access in to any paid for ticket exhibition for a year it also gives me 10% off in the cafe and the gift store. It's will be great for when I'm at uni and I need a reference or fancy getting some fashion specific reading material. They have an incredible art focused book store as well as a beautiful art print section where you can purchase your favourite pieces prints and have the option of having then framed.  It's got a great balance, V&A  appeals to tourists and locals alike. 

Within the middle of the museum there's a wide open courtyard space with chairs and picnic areas, a bar and a large paddling pool to dip your feet into and for children to play in. It's great to see locals bringing their kids to play and enjoy the surroundings. I should have brought a bathing suit.

I visited primarily for the fashion exhibits that are currently on : fashion through the ages, wedding dresses and the glamour of Italian  fashion.
My main focus was on the Italian exhibit of Italian fashion through the ages 

I really enjoyed the day. It was truly fascinating to get an insight into such an incredible industry and culture it was amazing! There was a lot of walking involved but the pieces and information made up for it! So many people think museums are boring, however they're now very different from yesteryear as they've introduced new media such as moving projections, compilations and film into their exhibits in order to keep up with modern expectations. Although even I have to admit its weird seeing a film about something in a period when colour tv hadn't yet been invented ( no iPhones in that film!)

I felt like I was being taken through a book within the Italian fashion exhibit. As you're not allowed to take photographs or video it really does make you focus more on what you're there to view instead of fiddling with your phone, we're all guilty of it in the modern world. It starts off at the start of Italian fashion and talks you through the trials and tribulations of the eras, war, post war and then through the decades. The clothing speaks for itself visually but technically the display description fills you in on the techniques used to creat the piece, the design methods, the materials. One of my highlights of the exhibit was the final area when there was a two minute film to summarise the collection of artefacts and discuss Italian fashions future, going forward. Featuring 6 of the italian fashion industries key people, each gave their own opinion of their heritage going forward. Each encouraged young designers and crafters which was refreshing to hear from leaders in a somewhat closeted (excuse the pun) industry. 

I was fortunate to pick up the accompanying book that was produced along side the exhibition which I shall add to my fashion book collection. I'm looking forward to doing more research alongside reading the book ' Italian fashion through the ages' as the topic has really struck a cord with me. I love a little sideline project! 

Lust List and Little Luxuries One : Hello I'm Clo

Lust List and Little Luxuries : Hello I'm Clo

Take One / List One/  Uno

There are so many beautiful beauty / make up / hair gadgets, products and gizmos out there it's sometimes a little difficult to choice what to buy. With a new product launching each week. The monthly magazines declaring what's 'In' and what's 'Out' it's a constant rat race to try the latest thing before it gets overtaken over by the even newer latest 'Thing.'

*As a poor student*. (*Adds Drama, It's not all bad) I like to make lists of things that I like the look of, sound of or smell of and if I keep going pack to the same things on the list, then I purchase them.

The items that typically make my beauty list are things that aren't budget. They're usually an investment or £20 + such as brushes, or a gift set or an absolute classic products with a price tag such as Chanel N0 5. (Swoon!)

These are the products that are currently on my list;

Sleek Sale Make Up Haul : Hello I'm Clo

Sleek Sale Make Up Haul : Hello I'm Clo

Last week I took a well-deserved day off college. I felt tired, had low energy and my batteries needed a recharge!  Whilst on my day off, in between sleep and Sex and The City episodes I had a little browse online to see what make up offers were up for grabs and what was new, product wise in the world of MUA.

After googling for a while I stumbled upon Sleek’s ‘Sale’ section. With so many bits and bobs reduced and on final clearance I decided to add plenty to my basket! With body art make ups and drastic theatrical looks to create over the Summer period, I decided to buy items that I knew I’d need. Eye dust glitters, bold, pigmented blush and sticky lip glosses with popping trend colours in red and orange.  I went a little crazy with the ‘Add to basket’ button however, when I came to pay I was surprised at the total cost. I picked up 10 Items for £27.77. I bought the lot and this is what I bought:

Sleek Blush By 3 in Pink Spirit 366 £4.99

Sleek Blush By 3 In Flame 365 £4.99

Duo Eye Shadow In Molten Metal 715 £3.49

Sleek Eye Dust In Spellbound 685  £1.49

Sleek Eye Dust In Ooh Baby! 691 £1.49

Sleek Eye Dust In Zing 695 £1.49

Sleek Glossed Lips in Packs a Punch 973 £1.99

Sleek Glossed Lips in Blasé 974 £1.99

Sleek Shimmer Glaze In Forbidden Fruit 762 £1.25

Sleek Lip Gloss, High Shine In Sheer Gold 742 £1.50

 Sheer Gold, Packs a Punch, Blase, Forbidden Fruit.

I paid £3.10 for next day delivery however; 7 days later I was still waiting for my parcel – Not impressed! My initial reactions to my purchases is a good one! I’m impressed at the pigment quality and am excited to try out some new looks and themes.

Sleek’s Sale is well worth checking out!

I’ll do a YouTube Sleek Haul to show you more!

Speak soon,

Clo : -))

Sleek Make Up Website: http://www.sleekmakeup.com/

Hello Google Campus : Hello I'm Clo

Hello Google Campus : Hello I'm Clo

Hi guys!
I've just found this post that for some unknown, random reason never went live. A few weeks ago I went to Google Campus in London in order to attend an event all about social enterprise and making a difference in your community. 'Living It' festival was amazing. I had a great time and bumped into many friends and made plenty of new ones!

Here is the Vlog of the day:

Here are the pictures from the day!

Noooooo! not an ankle bracelet!