Effaclar Mat + Duo

Hey guys,
I have been loving two different products from La Roche-Posay recently and so I thought I would share and tell you why.
Firstly the Effaclar line from La Roche-Posay is designed for those with oilier skin or those who suffer from pesky breakouts.

I actually used the Effaclar Mat Moisturiser a few years ago and I liked the lightweight feel of it on my skin, also how it kept my face nice and matte during the day but I must have changed up my routine at the time and forgotten about it. I recently got it again, (I had noticed it had been reformulated too) I've been using it for around a month as my daily/morning moisturiser and i'm so glad i've rediscovered it. 

The Effaclar Mat is great for my Oily-combo skin type, it keeps my T-zone from getting greasy atall during the day and is such a comfortable and light makeup base.
It has a very light and fresh scent which disappears quickly and it is also supposed to help with regulating the Sebaceous glands (Found mostly on the face & scalp) which can sometimes cause breakouts and acne if they over-producing. I have definatly noticed fewer breakouts since using it and this product will be an instant repurchase once i'm out!

The Effaclar Duo was brought to my attention whilst I was doing the rounds on Youtube and It is a very lightweight serum which you can use beneath your moisturiser, or as your makeup base and it helps to reduce breakouts and clear/'correct' the skin. I have been using this product for around a month and in the last week or so I definatly now feel like it has been effective on my skin (it does take skincare a little while to kick in alot of the time!)

The Duo has a very light fresh scent when applied which again disappears very quickly and this baby sinks into the skin like no other! It leaves my skin feeling beautifully hydrated and I love using this because I feel like its not just for one use - It is helping my skin to combat breakouts too. (It reminds me slightly of how the Caudalie SOS Thirst quenching serum felt - but is much cheaper!) I usually use this at nighttime and then i'll also apply my night cream or treatment on top.

I really do recommend both of these products, especially if you suffer from breakouts like me or have troublesome skin - My breakouts have really calmed down since i've been using them! They can be found in Boots (probably among other places) and both are around the £11-£13 mark

I hope this might have been helpful to some of you! Have any of you tried these products?

Let me know how you got on with them!

Sammi x


Busy Body

Top - Urban Outfitters
Dress - Topshop
Coat - ROMWE
Boots - Topshop (sale)
Necklace - Karite Beauty
Bag - Zara
Lips - Rimmel Kate moss 02

Hey there!
I felt quite inspired to put together a slightly more busy outfit the other day and threw this together. I have been wearing this faux fur coat non-stop recently! You know when you have to force yourself to stop wearing something too much? Its happening at the moment!
This top was actually given to me by two ever so lovely subscribers when I done a meet-up in San Francisco and I love it!
I've come down with a nasty bug recently - typical when im feeling motivated to do outfit posts but hopefully it wont linger for too long and I can still get some looks up soon.

Hope you're all well,

Sammi x


The Grid

Photos c/o Shirley =]

Coat - ROMWE
Jumper - Topshop (sale)
Riding pants - American apparel
Boots - H&M
Bag - Zara
Hat - Topshop (sale)
Lips - MAC Rebel


London Fashion Week '13

Hey dolls,
Today I whacked on my wedges, threw on some fur (faux of course) and headed down to Somerset house for the first day of London fashion week. I was very excited because I had my first ever invite to a show and it was Felder + Felder - Fabulous! I took some shots along the way...


San Francisco Photo diary Pt. 2

I hope you guys have liked these travel pictures, I hope they can bring you a little insight into how beautiful San Francisco is - I never knew before and I would recommend it to anybody!
I'd love to go back =]

Hope you're all well!

Sammi x


San Francisco Photo diary Pt. 1

Hey dolls,
At the beginning of the month I took a trip to sunny San Francisco with the boy, This has been the reason for the sparse posts! We wanted to get away for a little while and absolutely love going to the U.S so thought we would explore this area of Cali and im so glad we did.
The city is the most beautiful place and everyone is so outgoing and friendly, I want to go back already!
I took lots of photos and here is part one.