Browsing Category

Beauty

Beauty Fashion

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.

IMG_0368

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!

IMG_0370

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.

IMG_0382

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.

IMG_0374

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.

IMG_0380

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.

IMG_0371

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.

IMG_0377

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.

IMG_0378

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

Happy Shopping!

Beauty Fashion

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.

IMG_0210

IMG_0208

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.

IMG_0200

IMG_0196

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.

IMG_0225

IMG_0218

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

Happy Shopping!

Beauty Fashion

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.

Wednesday-Summer-Wishlist

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.

Happy Shopping!

Beauty

Giveaway – Bare Minerals Lipstick

Bare-Minerals-Giveaway-Square

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!

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Beauty

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.

Happy Shopping!

Beauty

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!

IMG_0025

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.

IMG_0015

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.

IMG_0018

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.

IMG_0020

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.

IMG_0028

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!

IMG_0023

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

Happy shopping!

Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Competiton!

Char-Til-Comp

I recently did a review of the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick and The Retoucher concealer. I love the Charlotte Tilbury Products so much that I’ve decided to hold a competition just for UK followers to win just one of the very cool CT Lipsticks for the price of £24.

All you need to do is:

  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Follow me on Facebook
  • Retweet my competition text
  • For an added extra you can also follow me on Instagram too.

Enter below, order Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Product Shopping Trip!

Charlotte Tilbury is somewhat of a legend in the beauty industry. I’ve only used one of her products before which is the lipstick in Secret Selma and it’s quickly became a favourite as it’s the perfect deep nude pink. I love the names of the products, page they’re so cool and it’s as if each is a little make up artist secret being divulged and we all have to keep.

IMG_0003

When I was recently in London I nipped past one of my most visited spots in Covent Garden and just had to have a peek at the some of the products inside, mind in particular the new limited edition matte revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk. There a lip liner of the same name that is well loved by everyone. It’s the perfect nude, not to dark or too light and it suits everyone so they’ve brought it out in lipstick form. I knew that I had to have it and bought it on the spot, which happened to be just in time as it was the last in stock. Someone else was actually asking about it too so I didn’t dally around. I’ve worn it most days since then and it’s definitely a new favourite.

IMG_0006

I really hope that this lipstick gets made into a main line product because it’s so pretty and very well loved by all. Although I did get told a trick if mine ever runs out in the future. It was to fill in the lips with the lip liner of the same name and to dab a little vaseline or clear lip balm in the centre to add a touch more moisture. When I was in the shop I had a good look at the other colours and I also loved Hot Emily and Kidman’s Kiss as they look like they’d be fab Spring/Summer colours.

IMG_0009

I later went back as I was also in the market for a concealer and the retoucher seemed perfect. It was great for my under eye area which currently needs a little bit of tlc. It covers all of my dark circles and stays inplace for hours although I think mine is faulty as there is currently an issue in getting the actual product out and having too much of it come out at once. I’ll be talking to the company this week and hoping they can help me.

Do let me know if you have been loving these products as much me in the comments below or on Twitter.

Happy shopping!

Beauty

Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know that Clarins are one of my favourite brands. Their products are always so good and I’m always excited to try out their new release so when they sent me their new Skin Detox Fluid BB cream, dosage I knew I would be in for a treat.

IMG_4596

I’m not normally one to wear a foundation. I usually go for a light concealer that covers my under eye area and any blemishes that need to be covered. I leave the rest of my skin to breath so I was interested and a little apprehensive to start using this product. It’s not strictly a foundation but it has great coverage and feel so light on the skin too. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing any products on my face at all so I was pleasantly surprised by it and I’ve warn it every day since the company sent it to me.

The Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid is a light to medium coverage and it’s really build-able and is very easy to use. It blends really well especially if you use a good brush or even just your fingers to work it into the skin and it really goes well with a concealer too. It leaves you looking like you have a healthy glow. It does have a slight scent to it but it’s not something that’s over powering and you can’t smell it once it’s settled into the skin.

I’m unsure as to why it’s called a detox fluid but it does have SPF 25 included which is great for protecting your skin especially if you’re spending a lot of time outside. Overall I love this product and it’ll be one that I will be repurchasing.

The BB Skin Detox Fluid is available at your nearest Clarins stand and is around £30. Do go and check this out as it really is a gem of a product.

Happy Shopping!

IMG_4594

 

*Pr Sample

Beauty

Chanel Blue Serum

IMG_3301

Regular readers will know I’ve been a long time admirer of Chanel. They’re a really interesting company and I Iove their makeup and skincare products – they’re quite expensive but they’re worth it. I’m always on the lookout for new products, view so when I came across Blue Serum from their S/S17 skincare range, approved I just had to write a review.

Blue Serum is no ordinary product, approved it’s next generation skincare with a body of research behind it.

The product takes its name from the world’s blue zones – areas where researchers have found that people have measurably longer, healthier and happier lives due factors such as diet, level of exercise and social life. There are seven blue zones in the world in total, and Chanel have taken ingredients native to three of them to create Blue Serum.

The first blue zone ingredient is green coffee from Costa Rica, which is known for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The second is olive extract from Sardinia, which is renowned for polyphenols and fatty acids which are great for protecting and strengthening skin. The third blue zone ingredient is from the lentisk, an evergreen tree found in the Greek island Icaria, which is high in oleanolic acid and known for it’s regeneration abilities. Chanel claims that with these ingredients and their history of high quality products, Blue Serum is not only a different approach to anti-aging but ‘a new horizon for skincare’.

IMG_3302

The product itself doesn’t have a heavy scent, it just smells light and natural. It’s made for every day use, and I’ve been putting it on in the morning and evening, and I found it to be quite long lasting. I’ve only been using it for a short time but I’ve already noticed a difference where my skin feels softer, and it’s particularly made a difference where I’d previously had some dry skin due to the cold weather.

That said, Blue Serum isn’t a magic product that’s going to make you live longer and become happier, but when used along side your current skin care regime with healthy does of good food and regular exercise that’s when it will really begin to shine!

Chanel’s blue serum is available at your nearest Chanel counter and it £81. I highly recommend testing out this beauty!

Happy Shopping!

test