Friday, 27 November 2015

Festive Ready with Cloud 9



Christmas party season is right around the corner and with that comes everything we need to make ourselves party ready. From the sparkly dress to the festive make up and big hair, it's the season the majority of us go all out. With my dress already hung in the wardrobe, heels ready and my Chanel red waiting to be used, all that leaves is what to do with my hair. I'm straight up boring when it comes to my mane. I wear my hair down all the time, I'm really unadventurous and hate wearing it up so a good pair of straighteners are my best friend. I've never bought into the hype that is GHD, I've used a trusty pair of £20 Nicky Clarkes for years but after seeing Cloud 9 in action at the Blogger's Festival I kinda fell in love... big time.
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Vintage Cosmetics Company Brushes



If there is anything I love more than make up, it's the brushes that help me apply it. I'm usually a Real Techniques and Nanshy girl but when this floral pack arrived, I pushed my usual favourites to the back and put The Vintage Cosmetics Company Essential Face brush set in prime grabbing position. This nifty little set comes with the three main brushes you need for the perfect base; Foundation, powder and blush. This would also be the perfect starter set for someone branching out to brushes. 
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Monday, 23 November 2015

Seventeen All Out Pout in Woo Me



Seventeen make up is a regular occurrence on the ol' blog and as they keep bringing out new releases, I feel like I have to tell you about them. The All Out Pout lip palettes hit the shops mid way through October alongside their Easy on the Eye eye shadow palettes and Let's Face It face palettes. I hold my hands up and admit I am not a fan of lip palettes and personally don't feel they're necessary past the age of twelve. I lug enough forgotten lipsticks around in my bag without having to add a lip palette to the equation. 
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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Things that bug me about Blogging



Follow 4 Follow
Stop it. Stop it now. The biggest way to get a whole load of people NOT to follow you is tweeting or hashtagging F4F. On Twitter, Instagram and even Facebook, I see it all the time. More often than not I think "What a dick" and swiftly move on, remembering your handle for future. 
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Friday, 20 November 2015

Birchbox X Skinny Dip London



I think this is the one box everyone has been waiting on since the promo for the collaboration started and one I was quite interested in to receive, until I received it. Birchbox X Skinny Dip should of been the WOW box that got everyone talking, the one with the incredible samples and beautiful boxes. Don't get me wrong, the boxes are beautiful but that is probably the best bit about this entire collaboration. Can you tell I'm not an iPhone owner?
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Two Too Faced Base Products to Try



Colder months call for a make up base switch up so I've done just that with a brand I've never tried before, Too Faced Cosmetics. I have read countless rave reviews on their Born This Way foundation and I needed something that would give me good coverage while still leaving a slight dewy glow. Born This Way is an oil free foundation that aims to leave skin naturally radiant. It contains Coconut water to replenish moisture, Alpine Rose to brighten skin and Hyaluronic Acid for a smooth, youthful appearance. All sounds too good to be true right?!
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Seventeen Easy on the Eye in Birthday Suit




I'm a firm believer of never having enough neutral eye palettes so I was more than happy with Seventeen's latest release, Easy on the Eye in Birthday Suit. The Easy on the Eye palettes are a collection of eight matte, pearl and shimmer powder shadows, three metallic creams and an eye primer, plus a handy 'get the look' guide so you can achieve the perfect neutral eye. The palette also comes with a double ended brush which is actually pretty good. I was so glad that there wasn't a double ended sponge applicator in this. Now if every other make up company on the high street could follow suit that would be fab.
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Monday, 16 November 2015

Clarins Christmas Event



Clarins recently held their annual Christmas event in John Lewis, West Quay and I was invited along with some of the girls to drink some prosecco, eat mince pies and try out some of their products. The event was held in the restaurant of John Lewis on the very top level and was laid out with mini spa stations with Clarins staff on hand to help you with any questions you had.
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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Building your Pinterest



I don't claim to be a pro with Pinterest, I have a small following compared to others and this is certainly not a post to tell you how you should be doing it because we all hate patronising tips posts don't we? This post is purely on what has helped me grow my own account over the last few months, not massively but enough to notice a difference and increase in traffic and people pinning and liking my pins. I know when I first started using Pinterest I was clueless so I hope this helps one of you. 
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Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Silk Rose Korean Skincare


I've wanted to try Korean skincare for quite a few years now but didn't know where to buy it from or what brands to look for, that was until The Silk Rose came along. Korean skincare is renowned for delivering high results and is thought to be the most advanced in the world. With the majority containing high end ingredients, unique formulations and coming with a reasonable price tag, it was the perfect time to dip my toe into Korean Skincare.
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Three Highlighters for Winter


The clocks have gone back, it's dark by 5pm and the weather is getting colder and with that our healthy, glowing complexions. I personally love this time of year but I do tend to switch my make up to suit the colder months, especially highlighter. I like to use highlighter throughout the year but I tone it down during the colder months as I prefer it more subtle. A slight dusting of highlighter can instantly perk up dull, winter skin, adding a bit of life and colour.
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

MAC Cosmetics Sin



I've been a long time lover of Mac lipsticks, even more so when it's Back 2 Mac so today I give you my latest 'freebie'. If you're not sure what Back 2 Mac is then listen closely. For every six primary packaged products excluding Viva Glam you can bag yourself a free lipstick of your choice. After heading to my local counter and handing over my empties, I ended up leaving with Sin in my hand. 
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Monday, 9 November 2015

Dove Derma Spa Range



I have been a long time user of Dove products and wouldn't be without their cucumber deodorant and pomegranate body wash so the new Derma Spa range had my name written all over it. Dove have introduced spa worthy products suitable for every pocket meaning you can get the spa experience at home at a fraction of the price. Using their latest advancements in dermatological care, Dove have placed it within luxurious creams, lotions and body oils to give you beautiful skin. The Derma Spa range also contain cell moisturisers which work at the heart of skin cells leaving them full of moisture.
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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Homesense Preview Night


*Sponsored post*

On the 22nd October, Hedge End in Southampton welcomed the TK Maxx and Homesense megastore much to the delight of homeware and bargain lovers everywhere. I posted just before the opening of TK Maxx & Homesense, Southampton with all the details in time for the big day and myself and some lovely bloggers from the Sotonbloggers network attended a special preview night on the 21st October.
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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Childhood Dreams with Workwear Express




When I was growing up my mind was always set; Finish school, go to college, go to university and become a History teacher, oh how things change. At 15, I moved to Spain with my parents and finished my education there and everything changed. It was always in the back of my mind but not enough for me to do anything about it, even when I eventually moved back to the UK. Living in Spain gave me more than I thought it would. A completely different experience and view on life. Going to college and university isn't the be all and end all. People who drum in that you need university for a good job is full of crap. 
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Sunday, 1 November 2015

October 2015 in Instagram


1. October kicked off with a consultation at Jo Malone in West Quay with my mother where we were talked through their fragrances and enjoyed hand and arm massages with our chosen fragrances.
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