Monday, July 25, 2016

Lemons, Vintage Gucci & Summer Loves

I was talking to some bloggers at a recent party, about all the cute prints we've been seeing recently - from lemons to pineapples and flamingos. We thought we'd left those prints behind in our childhood - yet here we are, tempted to wear them because they're so colourful and fresh!

Top: c/o Romwe (shop the sale) / Jeans: H&M / Bag: Gucci / Shoes: Target (similar) / Earrings: H&M

My lemon-print top is actually an off-the-shoulder design, but we all know how I feel about off-the-shoulder tops, so I wore it with the sleeves up. As for my bag, this was the first designer bag I ever bought. Although I purchased it directly from a Gucci store - it's now over 10 years old - so I guess you could say it's vintage?  I hardly wear it anymore, but after seeing the Dionysus and Blooms bags everywhere, I remembered that I had a Gucci bag (or 3...) of my own in storage!

Now for my summer loves - as a BeautyUnited blogger, I get to try a lot of newly released Proctor & Gamble products. This is especially exciting for me because I adore a lot of their brands - including Covergirl, Pantene and Olay. Here are some of the products that I've recently tested and loved!

Portable Gillette Venus Razor and Violet Swirl Shave Gel - thanks to my midi-dress obsession, these are a must-have for my travel bag. I love how smoothly and safely the Gillette Venus razors shave my legs - I can speed through the shaving process without worrying about nicking my legs! And the fact that it's teeny-sized? Too cute!

Covergirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara - this mascara deposits fibers on my lashes to make them super-long. I like layering this with a volumizing mascara, to create the illusion of false lashes.

Pantene Pro-V Airspray - I've been raving about this hairspray to all my friends. It holds my curls in place for DAYS not HOURS. Usually, my hair struggles to hold a curl - yet when I use this, I still have RINGLETS two days crazy! (This white bottle is the anti-humidity version - I've mainly been using the original formula in the golden bottle.)

Katy Perry's Matte Lipstick - you can tell that a lot of work has been put into formulating this lipstick. It only takes one swipe for super-pigmented coverage, yet it feels so light on my lips. Some matte lipsticks feel cakey and thick, but this is just weightless! It is made with a lot of shea butter - and I'm convinced that's why it smells so sweet! My two favourite shades are Magenta Minx and Coral Cat.

By the way - if you liked the yellow earrings I'm wearing in the first pic - you might want to head over to your nearest H&M. They have such an amazing selection of brightly coloured earrings - and the prices keep going down. I paid full price (around $15) for the yellow pair, but I've picked up the rest over time. They first went on sale for $5-7 and are now on clearance for....$1!!! I've also bought a couple of their summer clutches and totes - and bag charms and tassels! P.S. Check out my snapchat "ellaprettyblog" for my latest H&M haul!

Have you checked out H&M recently? Any faves?


  1. I love that cute printed top on you! I can't even tell it's off the shoulder lol.

    I really want to try the Katy perry lipsticks! I'm not sure I've even seen them in stores yet, but I also have been trying to stay away from that section because I own so many lip products ;)

  2. I love the lemon top and earring combo, its so pretty and summery!
    Great post and I love your blog design!
    L x


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