Sabo Skirt

Hey all,

For those who read my recent post, you’ll know I recently returned from Australia. (Yes I still have post holiday blues, so I’m using this time to blog about it!) Now, as a true Brit, as much as I love travelling and seeing other countries, there are very few places in the world that can keep up with us in the fashion stakes. Even my favourite cities in the world, Barcelona and New York, just, to me, don’t quite do fashion the same as us. It always seems a bit dated or under staged, so visiting the land downunder, I had very low expectations in terms of what I would find in terms of new threads.

Now, in fairness, with their season being opposite to ours, it was coming into Autumn when I arrived, so their stores were laden with chunky scarves, boots and parkas (for the weather that they supposedly classify as ‘cold’. *laughs*). It was hardly the right thing I was looking for since I was returning to the UK in May, and looking at the prospect of lighter evenings, summer BBQs, beach days, flip flops and shorts. However, I was introduced to a site called Sabo Skirt << follow the link. At first I was sceptical, but I have fallen in love with just about every item on there. To be totally fair, the Aussies know their summers, and I think had I visited at peak season, I might have been woo’d more by their styles. Sabo Skirt has the most gorgeous range of summer clothes you’ve ever seen, and its all a bit different and unique – quite different to what you’d come across here in the UK. They do offer international shipping, so I’m torn between forking out for that or ordering it to my boyfriend’s house and having him bring it over to me when he visits in the summer!

I’ve selected a few of my real favourite pieces, but definitely check the site out yourself, or follow them on Instagram – their stuff is to die for! I think its actually quite reasonably priced too, once you calculate the AUD exchange rate, which I have kindly done for you, for a bit of perspective 😉 Happy drooling!

1. Floral shorts, $42 AUD (about £21)

2. Bubblegum shorts, $45 AUD (about £22.50)

3. Crochet Dress, $68 AUD (about £34)

4. Sunflower Waistcoat, $29 AUD (about £14.50 – bargain!)

5. Pastel Bralet, $21 AUD (about £10.50)

6. Denim Dungarees, $62 (about £31)

7. White Maxi, $62 AUD (about £31)

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Its $10 for international shipping that takes 5-15 business days, which equates to about £5, so its really quite decent compared to UK shipping costs, but in my experience, give the Australian post extra time. If you thought Royal Mail was bad, you aint seen nothing, so don’t hold your breath for your parcel to arrive in an instant!

Hope you love the site as much as I do! Let me know if you snap anything up!

Love always,

Coco

 

 

Time to Tan, Stan

Afternoon all!

The sun is out! Blue skies and a steady temperature! Finally! Not bad work, England, two months late perhaps, but better late than never!

So as its sunny outside, the best accessory you can be wearing is a great tan. Everything looks better on soft golden skin, and having a tan actually makes you look slimmer! Last year I actually got tan lines from a cut out swimsuit that in the right light made it look like I had abs, which is pretty impressive since my actual abs are nestled deep beneath 21 years of complex carbs and a mild chocolate addiction.

Now I’ve tried many self tans in my time, usually the gradual, moisturising ones because I find them less streaky, but I have recently tried Fake Bake’s Flawless tan, which is a liquid spritz bottle that you spray onto the super soft mitt and massage in. Its great because it gives you a glow instantly, but gets darker over a few hours, so you get a quick glow without the risk of a wash off tan, but the long lasting intensity of a gradual. Its about £22.95 and it lasts quite a while, and fades really well, so its a great purchase, but hey, who am I kidding? Blogging that fake bake tan is good is hardly groundbreaking news is it. No.

Which is why the main focus of this post is to introduce to you the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Natural Bronze moisturiser. Now, yes, it may loiter in its own aisle in the shops and doesn’t feel it needs to associate itself with the likes of St Tropez and Fake Bake, but head down the moisturiser aisle and it should be there. Yes, the packaging might look like its been dug out of your Mum’s 1970s time capsule, but it is actually a real find. It does carry a slight hint of the standard, sweaty biscuit smell of other moisturiser tans (yes I mean you, Garnier), but mostly that is masked by the chocolatey scent, which is great. It really moisturises your skin, too, and after two applications, I am certainly impressed. The first application didn’t wow me, but the next night I put another layer on, and this morning I was glowing. No streaking or clumping on the elbows and knees, and I must confess I didn’t fully exfoliate beforehand this time, so this is a great one for when you want a quick cheat! Granted, I did have it on my hands today, but that was completely my own fault for falling engrossed in the Big Bang Theory and not washing my hands for a good 20 minutes after application! Whoops! But even then, its not all that bad.

It retails at around a teeny £5, but in some places or on some deals you can pick it up for about £3.99 if you’re a real bargain hunter. Give it a try! Sometimes its the ones that are hiding away that are the real gems!

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Give these a try and enjoy the start of summer with glowing skin!

All my love

Coco x