Month: April 2014

Feeling Sleepy

20140429-124658.jpgI don’t know about you guys, but I spend more of my bed time awake singing Beyonc lyrics in my head and wondering why I can’t sleep. I’ve never been someone that’s blessed in the sleep department. You won’t find me asleep on a train or in a car and it usually take me at least an hour to finally doze off. So its no surprise that sometimes this girl needs to call on the big guns to catch some zzz’s! And these little guys have really been a saviour recently.

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No 7 Lash Impact Mascara

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I’m pretty fortunate in the way that my lashes are dark and naturally quite long. I rarely bother to curl them and I’m not one to get excited over a mascara. But when I was walking through Boots a few days ago, something sparkly caught my eye.

A complete sucker for anything in nice packaging, I couldn’t resist the new No 7 Lash Impact Mascara.
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My Daily Scents!

20140424-111332.jpgFor as long as I remember, I have always been a huge perfume fan. Kickstarting my love for fragrance was Miss Dior, a strong sweet smell, that I wore religiously everday. As the years have gone by, my tastes have certainly changed and sadly a lot of my once loved perfumes have long expired.

Gone are the days where I loved strong, sweet scents. Nowadays I love a good floral, fresh scent and have 3 that are particular favourites of mine.
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Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray

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I love summer, but summer skincare can be tricky. I like an easy product that I can apply throughout the day without leaving me feeling sticky or looking white as a sheet! That’s where this launch comes in. Its not often that a skincare launch really interests me but this is an exception. Why I love the sound of this?  It’s a multitasker.

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Foundation Friday// Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

20140423-143324.jpgIts that time again, Foundation Friday! 8 weeks of foundation reviews, every Friday.

This Friday’s review is of Make Up For Ever HD Foundation and I’m afraid to say I haven’t fallen in love with this one.

Hugely loved throughout the industry, this foundation promises to provide invisible coverage whilst lasting all day and creating flawless skin. I can’t say that I agree with any of those statements.
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Bumble And Bumble// Bb Straight Blow dry Cream

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When it comes to beauty, there’s not much I love more than spending my time at dressing table perfecting my make up of the day. The same cannot be said for my hair.

I have never enjoyed styling my hair. Having been plagued with frizzy hair all my life, blow drying, straightening and styling my hair feels like nothing but a chore to me. Hence why you’ll see me with my hair scrapped back in a lazy bun more often than not.

Having tried all kinds of products to relieve me of my frizzy hair, and being disappointed with a lot of them, I was sceptical when the sales assistant was trying to sell this to me. Luckily Bumble and Bumble do travel size versions of most of their products so I decided I might as well give it a go. I picked up this cream at £11 for 60ml in Boots and I’m happy I did! (more…)

Foundation Friday// MAC Studio Fix Fluid

20140417-150241.jpgToday marks the beginning on Foundation Friday. 8 weeks of foundation reviews, every Friday, to prepare you for your next foundation purchase. Not because I think you should wear the ones I’m suggesting, but because I know how horrible it is trying to find the right one for your skin type.

So lets kick of Foundation Friday with a bang. MAC Studio Fix Fluid is a foundation that took me some time getting used to but has now become one of my all time favourites.

Packed inside a glass bottle is 30mls of full coverage foundation that applies smoothly on both dry and oily skins.

This foundation goes on quite dewy but sets to a perfect mix of matte and glow. The coverage is full but it doesn’t look strange on the skin or feel too heavy. As with all MAC foundations, its incredibly easy to find the perfect match for your skin colour. Mine being NC15, shamefully pale I know! (more…)

Face Of The Day & My New Glasses

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20140417-141103.jpgToday’s face of the day is inspired by my funky new glasses. After attending the Specsavers Fashion Showcase, I was lucky enough to receive some new glasses thanks to Specsavers. I picked up these Karen Millen frames in store and am so happy to finally have updated my look.

Border lining geek-chic, these cat eye frames are such a great accessory to any outfit and work really well with most makeup looks.Thicker framed glasses are almost certainly a favourite with most fashionistas, making these frames not just practical but a fashion statement too.

With leopard print details on the front and studs on the arms, these specs definitely appeal to my rebellious side!

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Indeed Labs Pepta Bright

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Let’s rewind back to 2 years ago and my skin was a state! Bad skincare followed by very harsh blemish treatments left me spottier than ever and at a loss of what to do. I felt like the cosmetics industry had completely let me down. Products aimed at blemishes actually made my skin even spottier. What was I to do?

I decided one day to take things back to basics and use a gentle cleanser, toner and moisturiser. Now this seriously cleared up my skin, although it’s never been clearer until I began my current skincare routine.

Now that all these blemishes have disappeared, I’ve been left with red angry scars, that make me feel very self conscious. So I decided enough was enough and I turned to the only person I knew could help me, Caroline Hirons. After reading on her blog that she recommends Pepta Bright, as it reduced her scarring, I knew it was for me! (more…)