Comb: A Shopper’s dream App

About a week or 2 ago I was a part of a #FBlogger chat about a new Fashion App called Comb. I was really intrigued to download it and find out a bit more. It’s really simple to use which is amazing because I do not count myself as a tech savvy person and always avoid downloading many apps as I normally hate working them out.

Once you have created an account on the app which you can do by linking it to your facebook, you can start straight away. The idea is that you can take a picture of whatever you fancy whether it’s a pattern, a piece of clothing or a picture and the app will literally “Comb” for similar items of clothing. You can then break it down to a category i.e. dress, tops, trousers and so on.


Once you have taken a picture it will comb through and bring up the matches like below. I took a picture of a texture on my jumper and it brought up similar items. The prices will range from affordable to designer high end stuff which when I win the lottery, I will be snapping up in a hurry.


Now here for the techy bit from the people behing the app:

“You might be wondering how this super cool app works, well the software behind the app was created at the Imperial College from a team of computer scientists with more PHDs than we have handbags! The company behind the software,Cortexica, also power the apps of some of the worlds biggest retailers, like Macy’s, Zalando, and – their software has been called the Shazam of Fashion!”

I would throughly recommend this app to anyone who has those moments where they see something or like a pattern and want to know where there are similar items out there. It’s free to download so get moving people!


Laura x

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La Roche Posay – Introducing it to my skin

For quite some time I have been noticing La Roche Posay being mentioned by a lot of other bloggers as part of their skincare routine. There have been a lot of great reviews about this brand and I thought I would give it a go. Off I went to Boots after finishing work and browsed the shelves for the lovely blue and white packaging.

I picked up 2 products; The Astringent lotion and the Effaclar Duo. The first product aims to tighten and block pores and the Effaclar corrects the appearance of imperfections, unclogs blocked pores and fights against marks.


I am only a few days in of using them as part of my skincare routine so I am just seeing how it goes at the moment. My skin does feel smoother and since I have been using it, I haven’t noticed any more spots appearing which is fabulous. I do feel like the skin around my spots has tightened as well and looks healthier. I am not expecting miracles and do not expect my skin to clear up in a matter of days but I will be doing a follow post in about a week to talk about how my skin looks and feels.

Have you tried any other products for spot prone skin that have worked?


Laura x

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My Soap & Glory Addiction

Every christmas I seem to get a Soap & Glory set as most girls out there do, and this past Christmas was no different. I got a lovely set of bath goodies and body stuff as well as a makeup set. I was pleasantly surprised by this one called the Girl-O-Whirl.


The set includes 6 shades of eyeshadow, 6 lip colours, Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara, Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss in Nudist, Glow All Out, Solar Powder, Smoulder Kohl and 3 brushes. I have included some swatches of the eyeshadow shades, the sexy mother pucker shade and the two highlighter/blushes.


As you can see from the pics at the top, I have amassed a rather large collection of goodies and absolutely love them all. I forgot about the makeup set until recently after having a clear out and finding it still packaged in a box. (whoops!) Thank god I found it because I love the whole set and can’t wait to use it properly.

Can anyone recommend any other Soap & Glory goodies to me?

Hope you liked this post.

Laura x

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