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Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Glow Look in a Palette

There have been so many beautiful products especially palettes that have come out recently but one that currently stands out is the Beauty Glow Look in a palette from world famous make up artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury. As the name suggests, the products that were inspired by Poppy Delevingne’s wedding look promote that gorgeous glow from the inside out with rose gold and bronze tones that look amazing on every skin type.

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Charlotte Tilbury once said that using her products is like having her ‘sitting on your shoulder when you put on your make up, like I’m holding your hand’. and this genius compact palette really does make you feel like that. Especially as each product is numbered 1 through to 7 and has a short one word description of where the product is going too. There are three gorgeous eye colours, two cheek colours, one that could also be used as a forth eye colour , a highlighter and a bronzer.

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The look is quick and simple and is a look that you can create in only take 5 minutes. It looks very pulled together and is perfect for that everyday vibe. A wash of colour over the whole eye area to brighten the area, Then a dab of the middle colour, which is then also taken under the eye to enhance and lastly for the eyes a smoky colour that just goes in the crease and you can pull this out slightly for a winged effect.

Now for the bronzer which is in the filmstar bronze and glow formula, blend  it well into the hollows of your cheeks, then take the colour under the jaw line, again onto the hollows of your cheeks then onto your forehead blending well into the hair line too. Now for the blushers, start 5 and lightly swish the product over the cheeks. Then pop the lighter and brighter number 6 on the apple of the cheek. The highlighter then goes on the top of the cheeks, just under the outer section of the eye brows, the cupids bow and you can also run it lightly down the length of the nose too.

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I’ve found myself wearing this palette a lot recently. The look you get with the palette fits amazingly with a wash of the matte revolution lippie pillow talk. The touch of nude is a fabulous finishing touch. I’ve also found that the products last really well on the skin too.

Will you be popping down to your nearest Charlotte Tilbury stand to buy this palette or have you already got it? Let me know you thoughts

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June Favourites 2017

Monthly favourites are some of the best blog posts to write mainly because I get to talk about my most loved products that I’ve been using, rediscovering and enjoyed using through out that month. This month there’s only been a few products but I think there’s a great selection.

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I recently went to Ibiza for my birthday with my husband. It was beautifully hot and the island is gorgeous so when I saw this picture on a painters stall I just had to have it to bring home and as it reminded me of our time there and how much I want to go back.

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First up product wise is the Chanel correcteur perfection – this concealer is gorgeous. It lasts a long time, it blends incredibly and it sits on your skin like a silky veil. It mixes well with other products and concealers too. I currently have a little bit of a tan so I’ve been mixing it with my Mac Pro Longwear concealer as that’s a little darker. I will always keep coming back to this one as it’s one of those products you just don’t forget.

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Yves Saint Lauren Glow Shot is an intense liquid highlighter and it’s perfect for the hot Summer days. They have three tones but I’ve been enjoying using the colour sunrise. It’s a pink highlighter that gives an amazing glow. It’s subtle yet beautiful.

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Charlotte Tilbury products are so gorgeous, especially the Uptown Girl palette that I received from my husband for my birthday recently. It’s ultra luxe with 4 very pigmented colours. Perfect for the hotter weather if you want that subtle smoky day look that you can build on for the evening teamed with a little lippie in pillow talk.  All the colours have a little bit of sparkle in them especially the pink and they really do last. I can see that this palette will be a keeper and it’s made me want to buy more of the Charlotte Tilbury products.

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The Clinique Moisture Surge – Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate looks like it might just be a  little bit of a gimmick but when I started using this I released it was anything but. I have really dehydrated skin that needs moisturizing products. I’ve been using the Clarins hydrate day/night moisture creams and using these in combination have really done wonders. After cleansing, I pop a thin layer of the concentrate all over my face and leave it to sink in before putting on my moisturiser. It then gives a great base for make up.

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Last but not least is this stunning primer from The Ordinary. I recently went to a fab event with Deciem and Really Ree and there was plenty of raving about this product . The High – Adherence Silocone Primer smoothes, hydrates and blurs using advanced adapting silicones. It’s a great base that makes concealers, foundations etc look amazing. Use a really thin layer to get the best results.

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Have you been loving any of these products or will you be popping down your nearest shop to get any? Let me know in the comments below.

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May Favourites 2017!

My favourites post is one of my best loved posts to write ever month and I’ve been loving quite a few products in the month of May so here’s my May favourites.

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Firstly I have to mention the gorgeous peony rose that accompanies every product. They were a beautiful find in Waitress and they make everything they’re near look amazing including my living room where they’re sitting. They’re a flower I love to see throughout June and as you know flowers always make me happy.

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Next up is this bright blue Yankee Candle from their Summer collection Viva Havana – I took an instant liking to this set just based on the name as I love anything Cuba based. I didn’t have to try very hard though because the scents are just delicious and the colours are so vibrant and really did remind me of the shades that adorn this fantastic city. This will be a collection that I’ll keep going back to.

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Tanya Burr products can be a little hit and miss for me with application but one of my favourite lipsticks is  Pink cocoa, a beautiful nude and I’ve almost used up my second purchase. When I saw this gorgeous rose gold inspired paradise palette exclusive to Superdrug I had to have it. There’s one matt shade that makes for a fab base or socket colour, and three sparkly shades that over the lids really do suit everyone. I’ve been using it since I bought it and it’s becoming a staple.

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Jo Malone recently brought out this beautiful Limited Edition citrus fragrance called Star Magnolia. It’s supposed to remind you of being in Covent Garden in the early morning calm and strangely it does. It has top notes of fresh mouth watering lemon, mid/heart notes of soft floral Star Magnolia blossom and base notes of warm, creamy sandalwood. It’s a really subtle Summery fragrance and I love it.

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This new lippie – Chanel Le Rouge Crayon De Colour in the colour Rose Clair is fun, bright, easy to use and it lasts a long time too. It’s a colour I keep coming back to when getting a little more dressed up. It maybe expensive but it’s so worth it.

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Barry M recently celebrated 35 years. They’ve recently brought out lots of new colours and one that I had m eye on was Pink Lemonade. It’s a beautiful light pink that’s in the hi-shine collection and it really does look like gel nail polish although I have to keep adjusting the base/top coats to make it last longer with my nails. I’ve been wearing this a lot even on my toes for most of the month- it’s one I’ll keep coming back too.

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Everyone hates cleaning their brushes but this Real Techniques brush cleansing palette makes it all the more easier and even a little fun too. The bigger the brush, the bigger and closer together the bobbles. I use it with a little brush cleaner from Real Techniques too an the brushes are cleaned in record time.

Have you used any of the products in my favourites? What have you been loving this month, let me know in the comments below.

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Tanya Burr My Paradise eye palette and Sunday Walk Lipstick Giveaway

I’ve recently been loving the new Tanya Burr Neutral Ambience collection. The products are all really summery and I’ve especially liked using the ‘My paradise eye palette’, viagra approved a palette full of four colours inspired by gorgeous rose gold sunsets. Three glitter colours and one matte embossed with pineapples really do make a cute palette that everyone will want to use. I’ve also been using the lipstick ‘Sunday walk’ every spare moment, sick it’s a beautiful neutral nude pink that really does suit everyone. It also really lasts and I can’t wait to wear this colour for the rest of the summer.

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I’m running a give away for my UK followers to win both of these products so if you want to try them for yourself then enter using the box below.

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April Beauty an Fashion Favourites!

It’s quite far through May now but there were so many products that I’ve loved in April so I thought that I would gather up my favourites and go through them so here they are.

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First up in my gorgeous mini black Michael Kors bag. It’s small but it’s come in handy so much and I’ve found that I reach for it again and again. It fits a few cards, click a bit of cash, approved a lippie or two, this a tiny fragrance and my phone. Perfect!

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This month has been a big one for skin care for me and I have three products so next up is the first of these products, Pixi Glow Tonic. I was a little unsure about using this product as I haven’t used products with Glycolic acid much and my skin is really sensitive but I was happily surprised by this. Bloggers have long raved about this product and I can see why. Used after cleansing, it brightens, tones and conditions your skin and you can see the results straight away. My skin is also so soft when I’ve used this product and I always get comments on my skin which is definitely a bonus.

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Next up is a product from Clarins – Skin Illusion Blush in the colour Luminous Pink. It’s a limited Edition so it may be difficult to get hold of. It’s a beautiful blush, the bush pad is inside with the product itself in the lid and theres also a mirror on the outside of the product too. I’ve been using this for the last month or so and it’s beautiful for the Spring/Summer season. I always blend it in with a separate blush brush and it works so well.

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Next up is the Aveda Botanical kinetics energising eye cream. It’s a light product that you use sparingly around the orbital bone. Dot on and then lightly massage the product in day and night and it helps with those pesky dark circles. I suffer with this quite a lot especially after a few late nights and it’s really help fight them off. Definitely a product I’ll be repurchasing too.

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My final product for skin care is the Clarins Hydra – Essential moisturiser. It’s a beautiful day cream that helps with dehydrated skin which mine definitely is. It helps keep the skin capacity to retain water, and it really does leave it looking radiant, smooth and fresh looking. I’m excited to use more of the products in this range this month too.

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Next up  is a beautiful hand cream from Neom. I’ve been reviewing the product for the Really Ree site and I’ve really loved using it. It’s in the fragrance Make You Happy which is a scent that instantly makes you feel energised and happy. It nourishes and hydrates your hands but if you take a few deep breaths of the product, it’s uplifting. I’ve found that it’s really helped with stress and anxiety and it’s another one that I’ll be repurchasing in the next few weeks for sure.

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Lastly is this beautiful nail polish from Leighton Denny in the colour, Whatever. It’s a beautiful purple/nude colour that seems to go with everything and really does last too. It’s one I keep going back to again and again and it’s sure to be for a long time too.

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Will you be trying out any of these products and what have you been loving the month, let me know in the comments below.

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Fenwick’s Blogger Event!

I was recently invited to the Meet the Designer day at Fenwick in Colchester, viagra sale a series of events taking place at stores across the country over the next two weeks, for sale with appearances from top brand designers. The Colchester event hosted talent from Alex Monroe, visit this site Astley Clarke, Radley and Rosie Fortescue and they met with bloggers to show off their collections, tell the stories behind each piece and how they’re made, and they gave us a peek at what’s coming soon.

I wanted to show you a selection of  brand designers that I met during the event. The first I spoke to was EDBLAD, a Swedish designer that does home wear and clothing as well as some affordable contemporary jewellery. There’s some really beautiful pieces using circles, hearts and gem stones but the intertwining circle necklaces were particularly special.

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The second was Emily Mortimer Jewellery, a new brand for Fenwicks in Colchester. Emily Mortimer Jewellery has a combination of the most beautiful gem stones and metals. A collection of pieces that are fun and affordable that you can wear anytime. Emily herself was at the shop showing off her new range and explaining the stories behind them and the brand itself. I particularly loved the emerald cut gem stone bracelets.

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The third designer of the day was Jo Malone who were offering hand and arm massages with scent trailing too with a particular emphasis on the newest addition, Star Magnolia. It’s a beautiful scent with magnolia, citrus, ginger and shiso. Scent trailing involved picking out scents, that would layer over Star Magnolia such as Peony and Blush Suede and they all smell amazing together.

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What are your favourite designers? Are there any items that you’ll be buying from this post.  Let me know in the comments below.

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Wednesday Summer WishList

I’m loving everything in the shops at the moment and they’re fab for the Summer or for a city break. I thought I would pop together some of my favourite things at the moment.

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First up is this gorgeous Little Mistress Monochrome Colour Block Lace Skirt. I love the pattern and it would go with a white top, discount cute jacket and heels. Perfect for a posh date night or a wedding!

I love stripes as you can I also love a good flamingo print so this stripe kissing flamingo top is the best combination. It will go brilliantly for a casual look with jeans and flats or a little dressed up with heels and jacket. It’s also really light weight for Summer too.

The Eternalixir skin volumizing oil serum from Bare Minerals is great for replenishing dry skin with much needed moisture boost with botanical oils. It doesn’t sting when you pop it on and it doesn’t feel like your pores are being blocked. It’s also great for sensitive skin too.

I love this Sugarhill Boutique Hetty Flamingo Party Stripe dress , doctor it comes in a few different types of style but this t-shirt style is my favourite. It’s light, patient it fresh and I love the smaller stripe and flamingo print. It would go with a denim jacket, a little belt and sandals or a pair of heels. Perfect for a summers day!

Lastly I’m still loving the embroidered trend that is so current and these rose embroidered pointed flats  are beautiful. The rose print will go with everything whether it’s a plain pleated skirt or a pair of black trousers. So special!

What summer items are you loving at the moment? Tweet me or comment below to let me know.

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Giveaway – Bare Minerals Lipstick

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Bare Minerals is a company that I have recently started loving. I’ve been using a few of the lipsticks from the Gen Nude collection, pharmacy specifically xox is a really lovely colour. It’s so moisturising and lasts so long too.

I’ve been loving them so much that I thought that I would giveaway one lipstick up to the value of £18. All you have to do is Add me on Twitter and retweet a short message. For an an added extra you can also add me on Instagram too. Use the form below to enter!

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Clarins Multi-Active Eye Cream

I have mad days, approved filled with a 9-5 job, visit web the gym and then I blog till late in the evening. It’s a labour of love that does sometimes leave me a little tired from burning the candle at both ends – so I was glad when Clarins sent me their new Multi-Active eye cream. I wanted to test out whether it would help with the dark circles around my eyes after a tough week and puffiness that I often suffer from especially in the mornings, viagra order and shhh don’t tell anyone but maybe even banish some of those wrinkles that have started to rear their ugly head too.

IMG_4612The Clarins Multi-Active eye cream is for all skin types but is especially for the 30 somethings that are starting to show the first subtle signs of ageing – it happens to all of us! This product won’t actually make you younger, but it will hide any evidence of you working a bit longer than you should be and enjoying the weekends as much as you do without getting the proper R&R that your body deserves. The main ingredients are teasel and horse chestnut extract, which give it a smooth texture and get to work on wrinkles and tired skin.

IMG_4617I’ve been using this product regularly over the last month and I honestly noticed a subtle difference after a couple of uses, my eyes looked brighter and more radiant. The metal tip was cooling which helped reduce the appearance of those pesky eye bags and the few wrinkles that I have were less noticeable too. I still used concealer under my eyes a little after allowing the eye cream to settle. When applying these products, I found my make up sat a little better on the skin and actually helped it last a little longer too. With prolonged use I’ve found that it does help reduce the puffy appearance of the eye area and helps you look more awake. It’s safe to say that I’ll be repurchasing, although nothing really does beat a couple of good nights sleep.

You can get the Clarins Multi- active eye cream from your nearest Clarins counter for £35.

Have you used Clarins new Multi-active Eye cream, or will you be trying it out in the future? Let me know in the comments below.

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March Beauty Favourites!

It’s almost the end of March and so I’ve gathered up some of my favourites products from this month to tell you all about. Some are new products that I’ve never tried before and some are just blogger favourites that I just had to try out. IMG_0012

I bought the Armani Si fragrance in the Christmas sales and this mascara Eccentrico came with it. I’ve put off trying it for a while but when I started to use it at the start of the month I did wonder why I hadn’t used it sooner. The product itself it really lovely, physician lasts a long time and makes my eye lashes look amazing. They look so long when I wear this and I always get comments about how they look like false lashes. Bonus!

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The Stella McCartney Pop fragrance is pretty, hospital  subtle and fiercely feminine. It’s such a Spring/Summer scent that I love to wear and it turns out that my mum and I both bought this perfume for each other at Christmas because we both love it so much. Great minds huh!  I just know it’s going to be one that I keep going back too.

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I picked up this Tanya Burr Enchanted Dream palette on a whim at the beginning of the month and I’m so glad that I did. The colours are beautiful and they blend so well too. The colours really go well together and I especially love the colours Cocoa Plum and Berry Soufflé.

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The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk is one that hasn’t been off my lips since I bought it. I hadn’t tried the lipliner of the same colour but I think I might now. It gives great definition and the colour really suits everyone. I wear mine with a little gloss in the centre for a little added touch.

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The Retoucher from Charlotte Tilbury is a great concealer. It covers really well and lasts so long too. I had a little bit of bother with mine to begin with and I’m hoping that it hasn’t used up all of the product. You don’t need to use much, approved as a little goes a long way. I love Charlotte Tilbury products and I’m tempted to try more.

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My husband very kindly bought this for me for Valentine’s Day and what a treat it is. I loved the Naked Basics palette and so this is like a dream palette for me really. I tend to stick to the colours on the top row but I sometimes use some of the brighter ones to change it up a little. The brush is also fab and it’s so cute being slightly smaller than the average brush and the packaging is beautiful. It’s a keeper!

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Have you been loving any of these products or will you be purchasing them? Let me know in the comments below.

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