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My Daily Skincare Routine: Step One

Tuesday, 7 November 2017
- This post is in collaboration with Bio Essence but all opinions are my own -


Gold? On my face? Am I living the dream? Yes I am!

I was absolutely thrilled when Bio-Essence and Babushka PR gifted me with this amazing product because I really needed to devise a new daily skincare regime as I approach a VERY big birthday (eeeeeek!) The main reason I chose the Water (aside from the fact it contains GOLD) was because it wasn’t a step I previously had in my routine. This has now been added in as a firm staple and it’s the first thing I put on in the morning.

In this new 'My Daily Skincare Routine' series, I’m going to talk you through my skincare regime step by step across different posts so that I can fully explain why I love the products I use. Besides, who wants to read a massive essay?

How do I use the 24k Bio-Gold Gold Water?

Bio-Essence calls this product a treatment to be used after cleansing and before moisturising (traditionally, it would be the toning step I imagine) but for me, it works really well as a cleanser and toner combined.

I once saw an interview with Salma Hayek where she explained our skin replenishes itself overnight with natural oils to combat aging and other damages. As a result, she doesn’t wash her face too much in the morning and ever since, neither have I (I mean, have you seen how good she looks? I was always going to jump on that bandwagon!) And to be honest, I immediately felt better for it. A lot of facewashes just dried my skin out to the point where my moisturiser couldn’t do its job properly anyway. Additionally, classic cleansers are usually cream- or serum-based which do NOT sit well on my t-zone therefore something light like this Gold Water is great.

In terms of toning, my skin is firmer than ever. After battling (and overcoming) insomnia four years ago, it came back earlier this year and so did the bags under my eyes. I'm thankfully getting over the worst of it now and since using the Gold Water, I've seen the biggest improvement on the elasticity of the skin around my eyes.

What does the gold do?


I’m such a fangirl when it comes to the gold in this product. Each time the gold flakes appear in the palm of my hand, I get a teeny bit (OK, a lot) excited!

The 24k Gold has a protective purpose as an anti-oxidant but, most notably, when you use it, your skin becomes more radiant than ever: I now use less highlighter when I wear makeup as my skin is glowing naturally and it also smoothes out my complexion, making me more comfortable on my make-up-free days.

Get yours at Superdrug.

Power to the Peaceful

Tuesday, 24 October 2017








Haha just messing about at the end there! We usually get a few of these (completely unorchestrated) shots and I never put them into posts but I'm considering featuring a few from now on - what do you think? I recently spoke out on Instagram about how I just need to do my thing among all the posing sometimes so if it's something you guys like then I'll add more to my blog and social media.

Anyway, a lot has happened in the past two weeks: we've booked a trip to Denmark and Sweden and I've found out I'M GETTING ANOTHER FRENCHIE PUPPY FOR MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! If you follow my InstaStories, you'll have seen I was whisked off for a surprise on Saturday and that's what it was.

So now I'm maniacally planning all things Scandinavian as well as birthday celebrations (it's a big one!) and in the background getting everything ready for a puppy in the New Year. If anyone has any recommendations on things to do in Copenhagen, Odense or Malmö, please comment below or email me (astyleisborn@gmail.com). Also, if you have any puppy questions (I read a whole book on the topic at the weekend so I'm basically an expert haha) or conversely, advice to give, then please get in touch as well!

On to the outfit... I've had these Topshop jeans for a while so they've unfortunately sold out now but I've linked alternatives below. I really love straight leg denim at the minute.

I'm also a sucker for anything with metal details like this Zara jumper. I've worn it countless times since I bought it so I'd recommend it if you want something a little bit different.

Jumper: Zara
Bag: Zara (sold out - shop my pick of the latest faux fur bags in this post)
Jeans: Topshop (sold out - shop similar below)
Sock boots: Topshop

SHOP SLOGAN DENIM

Transitional Check

Monday, 9 October 2017







Glasses: ASOS
Bag: Mango
Skirt: Topshop

Checks are everywhere: on trousers, on dresses, on all outwear (especially blazers) and I even stumbled across some ankle boots last week.

Whilst it’s not new as a winter print, it’s certainly been freshened up with Prince of Wales check taking the popularity vote and extra details being added like the lace-up corset on the skirt in this post.

So how do you introduce it to your wardrobe?

My number one tip is to wear it as you have been wearing gingham for the past year. Over the summer, everyone was wearing gingham minis with slogan tees so I took my inspiration for this outfit from that. I also love it with black vinyl and white accessories.

We shot this look at sunset btw - such a lovely thing to do if you're a blogger!

Talk soon,

Jacqueline xx

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The Floral Wrap Dress

Monday, 25 September 2017




Florals aren’t exactly novel as a trend, especially in Spring and Autumn, but I do enjoy the new façade they take on each time they come around. Typically light and ditsy in the warmer months, the SS17 catwalk was instead awash with bolder-than-ever blooms so now that AW17 is upon us, I figured it would be perfectly acceptable to exchange its standard dark tones for this prettier number.

On top of that, the pink trend is going nowhere this season so I picked up on a couple of the shades in the dress for the accessories. Talking of which, I am OBSESSED with fur bags at the minute. Have you seen Topshop’s selection yet? I want them all:
Which is your fave?







Dress: Topshop
Watch: Cluse
Bag: Topshop
Heels: Topshop

I can't wait to style this dress with a fur gilet and boots as winter draws nearer – keep an eye on Insta!

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#TUESDAYSHOESDAY

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Usually a Tuesday Instagram post of mine, #tuesdayshoesday is now going to be a regular on here instead - HOW exciting!

To kick this off, I had to choose the most eye-catching design I could find and what's more striking than GOLD! (always believe in your soul.) Don't act like you weren't singing it!

As you will know, I love my silver mirror boots (see here and here) so when these popped up on the Topshop site, I was faced with a dilemma I still haven't conquered: to buy more metallic boots or not to buy more metallic boots.

HELP!


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