Beauty Review of the week

Aesop Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Mask £37

This mask is of clear gel consistency and it is one of my favourite masks. It’s a refreshing change to the clay masks I tend to go for. You put a thin layer on and leave it on for 30minutes. You might forget it’s still on your face because it’s so light so set that timer to wash it off.

I’m impressed with the results there is a noticeable difference of bright dewy skin. This is particularly great if you have a night out looming and put it on just whilst getting ready – your skin will shine. The bottle comes in a good size that will last months.

Fashion Rootle Rating 9/10

Girl Crush – Zoe Kravitz

Who else is watching Big Little Lies series 2?

Relax, I won’t spoil it for you.

Zoe Kravitz and her ridiculously cool style without even trying is getting my attention. The girl is hot, everything and anything she wears instantly becomes WOW.

I love the way she plays with her look, sometimes girl next door, sometimes grunge, sometimes chic, sometimes bloody YIKES too hot to handle. Also let’s not forget the hair styles, short, long, black, white she looks good in every damn thing. Zoe, we see you, we salute you.

This dress has gone viral, did you get it?

Can a dress go viral? the answer is yes and it has. The £40 Zara dress pictured above is EVERYWHERE! even Victoria Derbyshire the BBC presenter was spotted wearing it on the tele of all places. It even has its own instagram Hot4TheSpot started by stylist Faye Oakenfull.

I spotted 2 people wearing it as I was coming home from Zara and it’s a 5min walk, I have to admit I find this highly amusing that a dress can cause so much hysterics. I promise you if you look, really LOOK you will spot [ pardon the pun ] someone in the dress. It’s comfortable and easy to dress up with a blazer and strappy sandals. It suits old or young.

Usually you will cringe when you see someone wearing the same item as you, but for this, there is an exception – you happen to be in the polka dot dress club.

Own it. Click on the shop tab and then the dress to be taken straight into Zara ( UK )

Beauty Review of the week

Photo Credit: Glossier

Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask – £18

This is completely different to the charcoal mask I reviewed last week. If you have dry skin like mine especially in the winter months, this is a wonderful mask to use. The first time I purchased this was when Glossier had a pop up in London some time ago. The lady shared with me that I could put a thin layer on and sleep in it and I have been doing just that. But you can use it like a regular mask so lay it on your face like the lady in this tub and leave on for 20mins.

It leaves your face so dewy and well moisturised. My skin is nourished and dry no more. Glossier does not lie when it says it is hydrating, and comforting. It doesn’t have a strong scent and no tightening feeling. I recommend this product especially if you have dry skin. It should be a staple in your bathroom cabinet.

Fashion Rootle Rating 9/10

VB’s New You Tube Channel

VB has a You Tube channel and Fashion Rootle lives for it. After an amazing show at London Fashion Week last month, episode one has been uploaded at 6mins long and it is great to see the run up to the show and processes involved.

Beauty Review of the week

Beauty Review of the Week – Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask at £17.

It is a bit steep for a mask but it comes in a good sized glass jar and will last ages. I am really impressed, it is quite thick to apply but once it is on, it dries quickly and gets to work fast, and you feel a sense of tightening.

I leave it on for about 10 mins and then wash it off with a soaked face cloth flannel. This is the pampering of masks, it is to be applied when you have some time in the evening, don’t rush it. My face always feels really clean. I have dry skin so always follow with a moisturiser before bed.

Fashion Rootle Rating 10/10

Release your inner animal

With the leopard print trend in full swing, I own one leopard print dress, and it’s not a proper dress it’s one of those flimsy maxi dresses that H&M have in their basic section I bought a while ago.


When a trend comes and bites you in the face like the leopard print, it is everywhere! It is a hard print to pull off, you don’t want to end up looking cheap, or even worse like Pat Butcher from Eastenders. The print speaks volumes, it’s ‘hey I’m here, and I’m coming to get ya’ or ‘ move out of my way, I’m coming through’. It’s bolshy, it’s confidence, it’s fierce.

There are only a few people that can pull off a full leopard print outfit;

Debbie harry,

Kendal Jenner, in her slip and jacket teamed with black boots.

or Lady Gaga rocking a Gareth Pugh with exaggerated shoulders, arms, everything.

Not sure we are not cool enough to pull this off so aim for a touch of leopard print. A scarf, or some ankle boots. Go further and get a maxi dress like the one in the shop section from Zara or team a shirt with some skinny jeans. Grrrrrrr…

It’s time to hang them up

Who else is getting fed up with wearing white trainers with everything? I have practically worn them from spring, with almost all my outfits, including the pretty dresses.

The trend was wonderful but it’s time to hang up the trainers and go back to wearing shoes. I’ve actually slightly got accustomed to the comfort so much that I wore my ankle boots to work and my god I’ve forgotten how to walk.

People now wear trainers/sneakers more for fashion than doing sport, fashionista’s were rocking their Stan Smiths with their Stella dresses, or those platform 90’s block trainers that the youth are wearing with their crop tops.

I wore trainers as a last option until this year where it’s now been a go to for my entire wardrobe.

It’s going to be difficult to transition back to shoes but I feel it’s time.

Soak it up

I am one of those people who for some reason has never been a big water drinker. I’m not really a fan of fizzy drinks or fruit juice, I am just obsessed with tea and coffee. However, eventually your body will cry out from the pressures of the lack of water. I usually have 500ml a day on average – and decided with my aching joints and fatigue I needed to change.

Did you know;  Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints.

I started drinking 500ml more a day, and I didn’t particularly notice much difference, after a week I increased it to 1.5litres and day and noticed a significant difference to my overall health. I started substituting my caffeine drinks to water, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to hit my target. I felt like superwoman. I was less cranky, I woke up with alot more energy, it was quite shocking that for all these years I woke up so sluggish and instantly went for a coffee. I started placing a bottle of water or glass on my beside table to up my target, I know, obsessed.

Get on the water people…preferably in a reusable.

Forever changing…

Oh it’s that dreaded time of year again, the changing of the season. Mornings are dark and colder and you just want to keep cosy.

This also means updating your wardrobe, well I despair because I only do spring and summer, yes, I am aware I live in England but I’ll never get used to this. So, on repeat this is when I start shopping for some updated autumn/winter pieces and end up being in a changing room somewhere seething at the ridiculousness of the jumpers and cardigans that are out this year. I have sussed it out and I’ve realised I find it difficult to style, when you have 4 layers on, bulky boots, tights, a hat, scarf and trying to deal with the fact it’s so cold you actually couldn’t give 2 hoots what you are wearing, you just want to be warm.

Summer attire is by far so much easier, sandals, a dress, some cool sunnies and you are winning. Give me summer over winter any day.

Heat Wave Hair Styles

With the weather turning hot again, I know having my hair down is an absolute no. Your hair has to be out of your face and preferably as tight as possible, otherwise it makes you feel even hotter and there is nothing more annoying than a sweaty neck.

I found some inspiring hairstyles that will keep you cool in the summer. Tie it tightly with a scarf, put it in bunches, or up high in a half bun. You can even find that sweatband you wear to the gym and use it to create a cute style that compliments work or play. Perfect, bring on the sunshine.

Source of images; Vogue UK, Elle UK, L’Oreal official.