Kiko Modern Tribes Collection

Posted on April 27, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Kiko Cosmetics was one of the beauty brands I had my heart set on trying this year, and I’m so glad I have! I tried a couple of their lip products in one of their Valentine’s sets, and more recently their Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow from the Latest in Beauty Glamour Box, and I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve seen so far. They’ve also just brought out an exciting new collection too – Modern Tribes.

The Modern Tribes collection is just perfect for the impending summer. It focusses on glowing bronzed skin, intense eye colours and natural pink shades for the lips. It’s a pretty hefty limited edition collection, including foundations, a whole range of colour cosmetics, fragrances and a face brush. I have a blusher, lip and cheek pencil, eyeliner and mascara to share with you today.

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The Tri-bal Soul Baked Blush in 03 Wild Mauve (£14.90) is easily my favourite product, I mean just look at it! It comes packaged in a beautiful and unusual dark wooden case with a magnetic closure, and a handy internal mirror, and the product itself smells quite vanillary, similar to a MAC lipstick. The blush consists of three complimentary shades in one pan, the shades are large enough to use individually, or can be swept together to deliver the perfect balance of colour. This is easily one of the prettiest and most wearable blushers I’ve ever come across, I love the fact that you have a choice of three shades to suit your mood, and the satin / sheen finish it leaves on your skin is just beautiful. This is a fantastic blusher to add radiance and brightness to your complexion, and it also comes in three different shades (which are going on my wish list!)

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Next the Free Spirit Lips & Cheeks Pencil in 02 Supreme Guava (£8.90) – this is a multi-functional jumbo lipstick and blush pencil that delivers a radiant matte finish. It has beautiful highly pigmented creamy texture that glides on and is easily blendable and buildable for more intense colour. Supreme Guava is the most stunning bright coral peach shade, I’ve been wearing it on both lips and cheeks and it’s just the most beautiful summery shade – I’m a big fan of peaches and corals! As with all the products in this collection, it would look fantastic with a tan!

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The Graphic Ritual Kajal Eyeliner in 03 Touch Turquoise (£6.90) is one of six vibrant inner and outer eyeliners for use on the waterline. This pencil is super soft – so soft that I applied too much pressure when I first used it and broke the tip off, oops! You know I’m a fan of coloured eyeliners so Touch Turquoise is right up my street! It’s an intense turquoise shade with a hint of sparkle, I’ve used this for nearly a full day and I’m happy to say it stayed put and didn’t smudge at all.

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And lastly the Dawn To Dusk Volume Mascara in Black (£8.90) – as it says on the packet, this is a black mascara with buildable volume. The formula has a creamy texture and gives a shiny finish to create volumized lashes. I have to say though, the wand is pretty big and I think if you have super short lashes like I do, you might find it a bit difficult to use. If you’re blessed in the lash department though then go for it as this mascara definitely creates volume!

Ok so there we go! Can you tell I’m just loving this collection? I really want to snap up the other two blush shades because they’re just so beautiful, and there’s also a bronzer in this collection too, which I might just pop into my shopping cart while I’m there 😀

I’d love to hear what you think? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #3

Posted on April 26, 2015

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It’s the end of another week already, and I can’t believe this is my third Weekly Top 5! This week I’ve been on a complete health kick, I’m feeling positive and focussed and I’ve been eating well and exercising ALL WEEK. Unfortunately I haven’t seen any weight come off yet, which is a bit disappointing, so I’m just assuming I’m putting on muscle! Here’s the run down of this week’s favourites –

Beautylab Instant Renewal Eye Complex (£28.00) – I’ve just started using this new eye cream from Beauty Lab with the hope that it will improve the general appearance of my eye area. It promises to lift and restore the delicate eye area, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkes. Luckily I don’t have any actual wrinkles as yet, but the fine lines are just starting to appear, as well as puffy eye bags which I’ve suffered from for a long time, so I’m hoping this product will tackle them too. It’s too early for results to show as yet, but time will tell!

NYX Butter Lip Glosses (£5.00) I have a few Butter Glosses which I’ve had for a while, but I’ve found myself reaching for the Apple Strudel shade quite a lot this week. It’s such a pretty spring peach that’s easy to wear and helps brighten the complexion. I love peaches and corals for spring so I’ll hopefully be featuring some more of these shades on the blog soon.

Years & Years. Since being lucky enough to get Saturday tickets to Radio One’s One Big Weekend in Norwich, I’ve been looking into which bands are playing. I’m so out of the loop with music at the moment I literally have no clue about who’s who, so I’ve been browsing youtube looking up all the acts so I at least have some sort of idea, and I’ve decided that Years & Years are officially my new favourite band! Check them out on Youtube, and you can also pre-order their album which is out in June.

Double Chocolate Virtue Bars (£8.99 per box) I’ve been really focussing on fitness and eating well this week and I have a few food bits from My Protien to help me on my way. I’ve been absolutely loving their Double Chocolate Virtue Bars, they’re basically a quick and convenient snack bar that’s high in protein and fibre and less than 95 calories per bar. It’s a great way to satisfy my chocolate craving without undoing the good work I’ve done so far.

Boujies Candle in Pink Pomelo (£16.00) – This sweet little candle arrived last week too, and I’ve been lighting it every day since. Boujies create 100% natural wax candles, blended with their unique blend of essential oils and fine fragrances. This one – Pink Pomelo is a clean and crisp citrus blend, described as ‘a sparkling and uplifting citrus fragrance with top notes of yuzu, grapefruit, sweet lemon and effervescent pink pomelo. Lifting from a bright floral heart of jasmine blossom, elderflower and muguet, gently resting on a musky base of amber infused with a twist of white tea’. This fragrance is light, bright and beautifully refreshing.

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Festival Fashion Inspiration with Lyst.co.uk

Posted on April 25, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I have to admit, I an officially the queen of procrastination. I can while away hours on Pinterest looking at pretty pictures and tutorials and pinning until the early hours, if you’ve used the site you’ll know the addiction is very real. But I’ve now discovered a brand new distraction site – Lyst.co.uk. It basically offers a unique shopping experience where you can create wish lists (or lysts) for anything and everything where it comes to fashion and accessories.

So how does it work? Well you might want to make a lyst to plan an outfit if you have something particular mind, so you just search for what you’re looking for and start adding the items you like to your lysts, it’s as simple as that! Or if you’re like me, you might just like looking at gorgeous clothes and accessories and creating wish lists! It’s also worth mentioning that the site coveres a whole range of brands, from high end designers like Burberry and Valentino, to easily accessible high street brands such as ASOS and Topshop.

I’ve been playing around with the site for a little while and used it to come up with a ‘Festival Fashion’ lyst. I’m in love with the beautiful Diane von Furstenberg Pink Ombre Silk Kaftan and the Madewell Arrow Flip Necklace especially, and both are included in the image above. DVF is a bit out of my price range unfortunately, but the Madewell necklace is well within what I can afford at only £36, and I never would have come across it if it wasn’t for this site!

What I love is that Lyst.co.uk has made me aware of so many more brands and companies than I ever knew existed, and one of the best things is if you add something to one of your lysts and it’s out of stock, you will also be alerted via email when that item comes back in stock, or even if one of your choices goes on sale – which is super handy if you have your eye on something specific.

If you love fashion and discovering new things, I’d highly recommend you check out Lyst.co.uk!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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L’Occitane Almond Velvet Duo

Posted on April 24, 2015

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Following on from the beautiful Pivoine Sublime Collection, L’Occitane’s latest releases focus on anti-ageing care for the body. It sounds pretty obvious to incorporate anti-ageing elements into body-specific products but it’s not something you come across that often – many products just seem to focus on products for the face and neck areas where ageing is most visible. It’s great to see that L’Occitane’s two new products – the Almond Velvet Balm, and the Almond Velvet Serum have been specifically formulated to help improve signs of ageing, as well as reducing age spots and hyper pigmentation, and helping to restore firmness whilst combating lines and wrinkles.

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L’Occitane must be onto something pretty special here as they have three patents pending on, guess what – almonds! The first one being almond proteins which create a firming ‘mesh’ across the skin. Combining this with silicium gives the formula its smoothing, lifting and toning properties. The second and third patents are on the almond bud complex which has skin refining properties and the youth complex which is an exclusive blend of three active ingredients derived from the almond tree, including smoothing proteins, stimulation bud extracts and regenerating native cells to help improve the five signs of ageing.

So what about the products? The Almond Velvet Balm (£42) is a beautifully scented balm that feels rich and comforting on the skin. The scent was actually quite pleasantly surprising, it doesn’t smell at all like I was expecting it to. It has a very light and refreshing floral scent that lingers for a good few hours after application. The purpose of the Almond Velvet Balm is to target the five signs of ageing, including – dryness, skin slackening, lack of tonicity, fine lines and skin irregularities. I have to say this product feels completely luxurious, leaving my skin nourished and physically looking more plumped after only one application. And after one month, it also promises to increase firmness and reduce irregularities and fine lines.

The Almond Velvet Serum (£38) is another beautifully scented product. This is L’Occitanes first ever anti-ageing serum, combining the almond youth complex with vitamin c and carefully selected actives to help even out skin tone and brighten the complexion. This serum has a fabulous super light and silky texture that’s rapidly absorbed, where it acts deep within the skin to reverse sun damage and plump and firm. L’Occitane promises that after only one month, skin texture will look smoother and more even. And after two months, sun induced dark spots will appear less visible and skin’s youthfulness will be revealed.

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The words luxury and targeted definitely spring to mind when summing up these products, and yes they are on the pricey side but definitely worth every penny in my opinion. If you’re looking to up your skin care game then I highly recommend you try the Almond Velvet Duo out.

The L’Occitane Almond Velvet Collection is available to purchase now from L’Occitane.

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Makeup Bag Update – A Spring Beauty Look

Posted on April 23, 2015

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It seems like forever since I last did a makeup look on the blog, and I thought you lovely lot might have forgotten what I actually look like so I decided to put together a nice fresh spring look using some new products I’ve just started trying out. I thought this would give me a great chance to review them whilst putting my look together :)

Here’s what I’ve been using –

  • SUQQU Blend Colour Eyeshadow Palette, £45 from Selfridges
  • RMK Vintage Candy Cheeks in 01, £20 from Selfridges
  • RMK Vintage Drop Gloss in 01, £14 from Selfridges
  • Laura Mercier Silk Crème Photo Edition Foundation in Ivory, £35 from Selfridges
  • Butter London Cheeky Tinted Highlighter in Twit, £20 from Butter London
  • Rodial Instaglam Deluxe Contouring Powder, £52 from Rodial
  • Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation in Fair, £28 from Debenhams
  • MAC MSF Duo in Jolly Good (from The Osbournes collection, no longer available)
  • Bourjois Stylo Eyeliner Pencil in Noir, £5.99 from Boots

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So here I am! And I’m pretty pleased with how this look turned out – natural yet glowing I think! Starting with the base I went primer free for a change and just used the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Photo Edition Foundation in Ivory, this shade is slightly on the yellow side for my skin tone, but it actually looked great once I’d blended it in! Luckily my skin is in pretty good nick at the moment, I have to say wouldn’t recommend this foundation if you have dry skin – it’s one of those foundations that look great on normal skin, but will definitely highlight any dry areas if you have them. It gave fantastic coverage though and I’d highly recommend it if you’re on the hunt for a decent foundation.

I set my foundation with the Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation in Fair, which is fantastic as a foundation and a setting powder. It’s really well pigmented and it didn’t make my skin feel dry. I then contoured lightly with my current favourite contouring product, the Rodial Instaglam Deluxe Contouring Powder – this stuff is fantastic if you have a fair complexion like I do, as you physically can’t go too heavy with it. I then used the Butter London Cheeky Tinted Highlighter in Twit and RMK Vintage Candy Cheeks in 02 Candy Rose to highlight and give my cheeks a bit of colour. Twit is a gorgeous bronzy gold which will look fabulous on tanned skins – I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of it this summer. I then finished my face with my trusty MAC MSF Duo in Jolly Good  to give my complexion an all over lovely glow.

For the eyes I went with the SUQQU Blend Colour Eyeshadow Palette (see close up below) I love this palette, the colours are just stunning (please see below for rant about how much I love this palette!). I also used my Bourjois Stylo Eyeliner Pencil in Noir, which is a really nice soft black shade, it’s not intensely black so it’s perfect for a not-so-heavy day look. I finished off my eyes with some false lashes because my natural lashes are super short – but I have no idea which they are I’m afraid. They’re likely to be by Eyelure ones but I’m not sure which set exactly as they weren’t in their original packet.

I finished off the look with the RMK Vintage Drop Lip Gloss in 01, apart from looking super cute, this gloss gives a fabulous high shine yet non-sticky finish. It’s also really hydrating which is a bonus if your lips tend to be dry like mine are.

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I thought I’d include a close up of my eyes just so I can tell you how much I am IN LOVE with the SUQQU palette, seriously the colours are just stunning. Can I say it’s like having a sunset on your eyelids?? Well that’s how I’m going to describe them. The shades are gorgeous, and the formula is also fantastic and was just so easy to work with and blend. The SUQQU palette easily gets top marks from me. (Also please ignore my eyebrows, I know they need some work!)

At this point I was going to go through and tell you which of these products I’ll be adding to my makeup bag, but I actually love all of them so I’m basically going to have a massive makeup bag overhaul!

I’d love to hear what you think? Or if you’ve tried any of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Glossybox | The Iconic Hollywood Edition‏

Posted on April 22, 2015

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I just love a limited edition – a limited edition anything. It’s just a bit special and a bit of a treat. I also love when beauty box companies bring out their themed or limited boxes, and Glossybox have done just that. For April Glossybox has returned to Hollywood’s golden age of glamour. Taking inspiration from the great and the glorious, Glossybox presents the Collector’s Edition Iconic Hollywood box.

GLOSSYBOX has captured the allure of Audrey, the marvel that is Marilyn and the wonder of Grace Kelly to curate the Iconic Hollywood Box. The classic red lipstick, the essential black eyeliner and a warm nude nail polish take over this month‘s box. GLOSSYBOX have hand- picked the best in beauty, promising products from brands including Darphin, Lord & Berry and Color Club, to help you capture the look of your favourite Hollywood heroes.

So what’s in the box?

  • Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in Kiss – Full size worth £10.00
  • POP Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen – Full size worth £6.50
  • Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream 5ml – 50ml is £65 so 5ml is £6.50
  • Color Club Barely There Nail Polish – Full size worth £4.10
  • Nougat London Soothing Bath Pearls – 35ml worth £6.00

Total value of box = £33.10

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The Lord & Berry Lip Pencil instantly grabs my attention – this is easily the star product in the box. It’s a bright orange toned red shade that definitely isn’t for the faint hearted. This pencil gives a matte finish that doesn’t budge, smudge or move from the lips – I think this shade is perfect for a statement lip this summer.

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The Pop Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen, isn’t actually a pen – I just wanted to point that out! It’s a double ended eyeliner with a Kajal pencil at one end to create a killer feline flick, and a smudger at the other if you want to smudge your eyeliner out for a smokey look. It gives a great line that’s well pigmented and didn’t seem to budge after wearing it for a day.

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The Color Club Nail Lacquer in Barely There is the perfect nude shade for fairer complexions – but – I have to say I was actually quite disappointed with this polish. It was just so sheer. On first application it might as well have been a clear polish, and I was still nowhere near full opacity after three applications. I guess it just depends what you’re looking for in a nail polish. I personally like a full and intense colour. If you prefer a very sheer colour that just gives shine, then this is for you.

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Next the Nougat London Soothing Bath Pearls in Cherry Blossom – they smell just beautiful. You’re directed to sprinkle a handful into your bath and leave to dissolve to release their soothing scent. It’s a pretty small bag (35g) so I think you could get 2-3 baths out of it. I think this is a great introduction to Nougat London products though.

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And lastly the Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream. This comes in a dinky little 5ml pot – which is perfect for trying the cream out as it’s a massive £65 for the 50ml full size jar. This cream uses the CelluVie™ Complex” and skin strengthening Probiotics to rapidly replenish skin with comforting moisture and protection. It aims to visibly improve skins elasticity, soften lines and wrinkles and improve radiance.

The April Collector’s Edition Iconic Hollywood GLOSSYBOX is £10 (+P&P) and will be available throughout April 2015 from www.glossybox.co.uk while stock lasts.

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Models Own Festival Collection

Posted on April 21, 2015

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For those that know me, you’ll know I love anything bright, loud and as crazy as possible. I actually went out in a neon orange kimono to a Hen party on saturday night, and my ‘galaxy cats’ dress, it was immense! Anyway, as soon as I heard that Models Own latest collection had a festival theme and was based around the brightest colours you could imagine, I couldn’t wait to try some of these exciting new products out! The Festival Collection consists of four outrageously bright capsule collections, including nail polishes, coloured hair sprays, face paints and lipsticks, all in louder than life neon and dazzling metallic shades. They sound right up my street!

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There are five Festival Lipsticks to choose from, which come in a range of bright reds, pinks, oranges and one light pink shade. I have Daisy Chain which is a super light baby pink shade and Gone Glamping, an intense bright pink. Daisy Chain is definitely the hardest shade to wear as it’s so light, it’s also very matte so you’ll need to make sure your lips are in tip top condition before applying this one. Gone Glamping is slightly more forgiving in terms of formula, it wasn’t quite as matte, but still had fantastic pigmentation. I love this colour! These shades are both highly pigmented and long lasting, and they’re only £4.99 each which is a complete bargain!

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There are also five Festival Nail Polish shades in this collection including four ‘main’ colours (which are all neons) and one glitter top coat. I have Purple Bandana, which is a neon purple shade, and the Colour Explosion top coat. Purple Bandana is a gorgeous opaque neon purple, it applies like a dream and I just love the vibrancy of this colour. The Colour Explosion top coat has a clear base with yellow, orange, blue and holographic hexes suspended through the bottle. Again I love this, it works really well on top of Purple Bandana and I think it would look great on darker nail polish shades too.

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The Festival Face Paints are just amazing. (I was going to insert some pictures here from Magaluf 2008 where my friends and I had lots of fun with neon body paints just like these, but I decided better of it – I’m sure you can imagine!) These body paints are a first for Models Own and come in neon pink, orange and yellow, and metallic silver and gold shades. They paints are packaged in handy little squeezy tubes so you can apply them direct to the face and body, and these really are the brightest colours ever. I can’t wait to use them when I go to Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in May!

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And lastly there’s the Festival Coloured Hair Spray. Another first for Models Own, the coloured hair spray comes in four neon shades – pink, blue, orange and violet. It’s highly pigmented so you can create some super colourful looks, but don’t worry, they wash out so you can start all over again the next day :)

The Festival collection is available from £3.99 at Models Own and Superdrug stores.

I’d love to hear what you think of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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