An Opinion & GIVEAWAY: St. Grape Skincare

We all know that one of the best things about this time of year is having a nice, hot and relaxing bath - which whilst trying out these products, is exactly what I've been doing! 

St. Grape are a company who offer 100% natural and organic skincare products. Because the products contain natural ingredients, it makes them perfect for people who have sensitive skin. St. Grape also say their products are suitable for people who suffer from skin conditions such as Eczema and Psoriasis.

Firstly I'd like to address the fact that I managed to photograph the wrong side of the bottle which is why it's not in English, sorry! These bath salts came with a little drawstring bag and a leaflet letting you know exactly how you could use them, which for me was great as I had never used bath salts before.

The salts appealed to me as soon as I saw them, yes - it's because they're pink. When I opened the bottle I was greeted by an amazing menthol-type smell. If you aren't fond of this kind of scent I definitely don't recommend these, but thankfully I love it. I usually opt for skincare items with this scent because I find it so refreshing. My preferred way of using the bath salts was for "full body bathing". I added three cups (handfuls as I'm too lazy to measure properly) while the hot water was running and let them dissolve.

I'm a big fan of oils, I love the way they leave my skin feeling! I'm very loyal to my Bio Oil and wasn't sure this would match up to my expectations. As with any kind of body oil, it's going to leave you feeling a little slippery after using it. However, this oil actually sunk into my skin quicker than my Bio Oil does which was a huge surprise! The scent to me is just like a traditional spa product, not at all mentholly like the bath salts. I will definitely still be using my Bio Oil on a day-to-day basis, but will treat myself to this Massage Oil once a week as the formula is richer and would be a treat for my skin.

This is St. Grapes best seller, and I can understand why! When I first tried this I was puzzled, it doesn't look like a scrub at all.. the grains are so fine that they create a mixture between a marshmallow/mousse type texture - it's bizarre! The exfoliation is very gentle, but enough to remove dead skin and leave you soft and glowing. It would be perfect for use before self-tanning. If you would like to try this product for yourself, read below for details on how to enter the giveaway!

 Ancient Foot Scrub (500g) - £25
The scrub itself appears as though it's going to be dry and rough on your feet, thankfully it isn't at all. I think it's more of a "mum product", but I would definitely use this occasionally. It doesn't leave any residue and as this tub is absolutely huge, it will definitely last a while.

St. Grape were kind enough to offer my subscribers/followers the chance to get their hands on their best seller - the Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub! There are 10 tubs up for grabs and entering the giveaway couldn't be simpler!

1: Follow St. Grape on their Twitter account: https://twitter.com/StGrape
2: Be a subscriber of my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/livelaughlipgloss
3: Like this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxZpzA2eEWE&feature=youtu.be
4: Be a follower of this blog.
5: Once you've completed these steps, please enter below!


Fashion Union

A couple of weeks ago whilst looking for new online shops to order from I came across one called "Fashion Union". They stock all of the latest on-trend pieces at completely affordable prices! I've fallen in love with quite a lot of their items and thought I'd show you a few outfits I put together using some of their latest bits. All of the items from Fashion Union are linked, just click the name of them and it will take you directly to it.
2. Black Faux Fur Shaggy Jacket - £45 but now only available in cream

This outfit is my favorite out of the three that I put together, it's tough yet chic. I'm extremely into all-black outfits. I mentioned this skirt a few posts back and am still keen to get my hands on one. I think every item in this look is a staple wardrobe piece and very on-trend right now. I love the mix of textures created by the  PVC sheen of the skirt and the shaggy fur coat!

1. Faux Fur Gilet - £25

 Again, I've put together a colour-less look. I apologize! This outfit is pretty relaxed, apart from the super-tight coated skinnies and the chunky boots making your legs appear as though they go on for days. I admit, a cami and gilet may leave you a little chilly (even if it is faux fur) but throw on a leather biker jacket under the gilet and you're good to go.

Now for a little bit of colour. Velvet is very "in" this Autumn/Winter, as well as the wine shade and chunky boots (in case you haven't noticed already). This playsuit would be very easy to dress up or down, an obvious way would be adding/removing the tights and heeled boots depending on your desired look. I've gone for the slightly less casual look, simply because these shoes are beautiful and the clutch - perfect.

Thank you taking the time to read my post. Let me know some of your favorite online stores!
Dillon Alexandra xo


A Staple: Faux Furr Scarf

Faux Fur Scarf / Ebay

Hello lovlies! Sorry about the lack of posts, I've had a lot of design work to do for college. This is just a quick fashion post to let you know about a piece I have been loving lately!

This faux fur scarf is a major staple of mine at the moment, and I'm sure it will be for a good few months until the weather starts to warm up again. I think something as simple as a faux fur scarf can really make an outfit. Especially if like me, you tend to wear a lot of black. You can get hold of this kind of scarf quite easily. However, mine was incredibly inexpensive and also available in a huge range of colours.. as well as being beautifully soft and fluffy!

If you'd like to see more of my Autumn favourites, click here to watch my I Heart Fall (Autumn) video.

Let me know if you would like to see more fashion posts from me and also an A/W staple of yours!
Dillon Alexandra xo