Friday, 28 February 2014
I love a nude lip, who doesn't? paired with a smoky eye it's just perfection. It's one of my favourite make-up looks to wear on a night out. I think I have found the ultimate nude lip combo. It's a gorgeous combination of neutral and pink tones so you won't get that washed out look. You can wear this lip day or night.
Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb in the shade Never Nude Enough is a moisture plumping lip tint that leaves lips with a natural shine. Estee Lauder Automatic Lip Pencil in Fig creates a seamless liner that works beautifully when drawn just outside the lip line, creating fuller lips. Nars lipgloss in Belize is a darker nude shade with flecks of purple and gold that help give it stunning dimension.
What is your go to nude lip? I'm obsessed let me know!
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Wednesday, 19 February 2014
I adore perfume. I love cocooning myself in a familiar favourite. I love looking at the beautifully designed bottles on my dresser. I don't just wear perfume for the sake of smelling good, each one of these make me feel a certain way. I have a fragrance for work, weekends, lounging at home days and going out in the evenings. You may have one perfume that you wear all the time regardless and that works for you but you may want to broaden your perfume horizons. For example, if like me, you work in an office surrounded by other people you might want to be considerate of your colleagues and not wear a scent that's so overpowering it gives them a headache. It may be your most beloved perfume but save it for "you" days. Consider going for something light and fresh. Typically I will wear a light body mist or my new favourite for spring, See by Chloe ( center) this is a clean, scent that's very delicate and rather sophisticated. When I want to feel cozy and comforted, I will wear Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay or D&G La Roue De La Fortune of which I have purchased over three times I love it that much! On dates with the bf or nights out I like to wear something sexy like Victoria's Secret Noir Tease or Prada Candy L'eau. These are both yummy sweet scents that make me feel delectable!
Perfumes are categorized by groups called families to help you differentiate the types of scent you like or go for. So when shopping, sales assistants can quickly ascertain what fragrance group to show you, rather than going through every single perfume on the shelf. The four standard families are Floral, Oriental, Woody and Fresh. These are then divided in to sub categories, but we don't need to go into that, lets just stick with the basics. Here are mine.
See by Chloe - Floral/Fruity
Description: chic, elegant and energetic
Bergamot, apple blossom and jasmine and vanilla
Victoria's Secret Noir Tease- Floral/Fruity
Description: Flirty, Fun and Surprising
Black vanilla, frozen pear and blooming gardenia
D&G 10 La Roue De La Fortune- Oriental/Floral
Description: The D&G Anthology collection was inspired by tarot
cards and their markings.
Tuberose, gardenia, jasmine and patchouli.
Prada Candy L'eau- Oriental/Vanilla
Description: Playful and seductive
Sweet pea, white musk and caramel
Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay-Floral/Fruity
Description: Childhood memories of blackberry picking
Grapefruit, floral notes, vetiver, cedar, blackberry and bay leaf.
Now you can see the type of perfumes I go for. You should try this with your fragrances and see how many of them are in the same family. Watch my video below for my personal descriptions of each of my perfumes.
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Monday, 17 February 2014
Hello lovelies! My skin has been causing me so much aggro this winter. Nothing seems to be moisturising enough! I was in my local beauty salon when I came across Hempz pure herbal extracts original body moisturizer. Apparently this is Katy Perry's favourite! I had never heard about this before. I tried some on my hands and fell inlove with its powerful fruity scent and luxurious texture. It contains 100% pure natural hemp seed oil, that hydrates and nourishes skin. Shea butter and ginseng help to calm and soothe skin. It is paraben free,gluten free and 100% vegan!
I bought a 500ml bottle which cost £15. This is a deeply moisturising body lotion that has just soothed my parched winter skin. It smells of strawberry and bananna which wisk me away to tropical islands. Loving this stuff!
Friday, 14 February 2014
Ok so I've mentioned this little gem briefly in my Christmas/Sephora haul, but I think this magical bottle of champagne-y sheen deserves a post all of its own. What is it? Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer is a glow giving, multi tasking 100% pure argan oil that rejuvenates and replenishes skin. It has a touch of bronze to subtly warm up any skin tone and a pinch of glimmer that is so subtle it makes skin attract the light for a diffused, radiant all over glow. It can be used to highlight tops of cheekbones, wake up tired eyes when used on the lids or my favourite, mixed in with a tinted moisturiser or foundation. If you have dull, tired skin or are looking a bit worse for wear, this will transform your face in seconds! You will look like you have had your full 8hrs of sleep and then some!
Its fragrance free, paraben free and sulphate free. I am so impressed with this product and the brand philosophy that I can't wait to try out more from Josie Maran.
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Monday, 10 February 2014
What do you do to your brows?
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Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Hello lovelies. I'm the kind of person that flits from one hair dresser to another or waits for the Headmasters 50% colour sale to get my full head of highlights. Its usually a long arduous ordeal that can be pretty expensive too. Its hard to find a happy medium of price and quality. Well I think I have found "The One". Nestled in the heart of Oxford Street, the little gem that is Tomoyuki & Co a boutique hair salon comprised of two of the most talented and experienced hair stylists in London. Award winning Japanese stylist Tomoyuki, who has over eighteen years experience and has worked with the likes of Olivia Palermo and Caroline Flack. Then there is the incredible Iris who highlighted my hair. Iris knows exactly what tones and colours will compliment you and your style the most.
My hair was becoming one block colour so Iris carefully selected two warm blonde tones and one brighter blonde, creating the most gorgeous dimensional shades. It looks so natural and effortless. I love it! I also appreciated how gentle she was with my hair, usually I get stylists pulling and yanking my hair so bad I end up with a headache. The salon itself is immaculate and beautifully designed for a relaxing and calming atmosphere. They had the most wonderful green tea that I had many a cup of. From the moment I walked in I was greeted with such warmth and professionalism.
So if you have yet to be impressed by your regular colour and cut job you must pay Tomoyuki & Co a visit, you will not be disappointed.
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Sunday, 2 February 2014
here ) This is my all in one, my moisturiser, my sun protection, my anti-age and my primer. I love this stuff and I can't rave about it enough! This just melts into my skin, blurs out my pores and just leaves my skin flawless. This is great on its own as the coverage is medium to full or under foundation. Great for the gym or popping to the shops.
here) I am totally obsessed with this serum I don't know why it took me so long to try it! oh yeah the price tag! This is a serum that completely transforms skin overnight. It repairs sun and environmental damage and continues to protect skin against future damage. It is amazing and you will notice the difference in your skin almost immediately. Go get you some!!
So there you have it my secret to amazing skin is out ;) check out my video below to see how excited these products make me.
What skincare products can't you live without?
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