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Fashion: Autumn 2016 Accessories Update – Kurt Geiger / Skinnydip / ASOS

Posted on October 3, 2016

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Hi Guys!

It’s that time of year again where it’s starting to get cooler, the nights are drawing in and we’re all looking forward to Halloween! Yes Autumn is upon us, and I thought it was about time I did a little accessories update…

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The pièce de résistance of my latest bunch of goodies is without doubt my brand new Rink boots by Carvela Comfort at Kurt Geiger. I LOVE Kurt Geiger shoes and boots, and yes I know they can be on the expensive side but they’re well worth it. I’ve pretty much been living in a pair of glittery Carvela flats until they wore out, so now winter is looming, I’ve been on the hunt for some more season-appropriate footwear.

I was so pleased when I came across the Carvela Comfort range – I hadn’t even realised it existed until I started hunting around the site. It basically offers all the fabulous styling of the Carvela brand, whilst making comfort a priority.

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The gorgeous Rink Boots just jumped out at me – they’re made of soft black suede, with an awesome gunmetal grey sparkly glitter heel. I love that the heel is quite low (I can’t walk in high heels) making the boots look more dressy whilst still being comfortable.

And just look at this gorgeous scarf from Bianca Elgar! I’m a big fan of oversized scarves and wear them every autumn and winter – but silk scarves are new to me. I feel like this is more sophisticated than other scarves I have, and it feels gorgeous to wear. I can’t wait to pair this with some outfits!

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I also treated myself to a new Nali Bag from ASOS. When it comes to bags, I like something spacious (to hold all my precious things) and I also like a grab handle as well as a long strap – so you have plenty of options you know! This bag by Nali stood out to me because it pretty much ticked all the boxes for me, and it was also in the sale – bonus!

I then happened to come across some awesome stickers on the Skinnydip site, and thought they’d go perfectly with my new bag! If you’re a fan of customising your clothes and accessories, you can see all Skinnydip’s awesome stickers, badges and pins here.

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I also picked up this awesome Nope Hannah bag from Skinnydip while I was looking around the site. I love it so much!

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And yes I know it’s technically not a fashion accessory, but I had to include my new Paperchase cat pencil case from ASOS! It’s just so cute!

And finally I also picked up this sweet little Primark Necklace when I was last in London. Its rose gold coloured with grey sparkly triangles – and it was only £3.00!

I’d love to hear how you’ve been updating your wardrobe for autumn? I  hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples and items I bought myself

Six Fab Beauty Products That Won’t Break The Bank…

Posted on January 31, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I was recently sent over a fantastic box of beauty products that are new in at Boots, and I had no idea what was going to turn up – which was very exciting. So when the box arrived it was great to find a mixture of brands, including one which I’ve never tried, and a couple that I haven’t tried for a good few years too…

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First up is the Collection #YourStyleYourMood Eyeshadow Palette (£5.99) – Now I haven’t used Collection products in a loooong time, I mean, the last time I remember using them was when they were called Collection 2000 and I was in my teens. So even though I’m not familiar with their current products, I know they’re still a popular budget brand, and they also used to be one of the go-to brands back in the day for teens where I live too!

This dinky little palette comes in a cardboard casing, with matte and shimmer shades. The idea is that whatever your mood the #YourStyleYourMood Palette allows you to create the perfect eye look to reflect your style – I’d say it includes a nice selection of neutral colours that would work well for day time or evening, but there’s nothing in there that’s too outrageous – which I would have expected by the #YourStyleYourMood name. Maybe one or two brighter colours would have been a nice addition?

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Next is the L’oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim (£6.99) – Now you know I do love a good eyeliner, and my weapon of choice is always a pencil or a pen version, so this is is right up my street. This Perfect Slim liner has a long, flexible nib, with a very fine point. It gives a fantastic intense black line, that’s easy to draw and define due to the long pointed nib. This is a fantastic eyeliner for creating a sharp cat-eye flick.

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Next we have the Eyelure Party Lashes in Frozen Beauty (£6.95) – I don’t often wear lashes except for the odd night out (and I don’t get out that often these days!) but when I have worn lashes, Eyelure are my brand of choice. This is just because lashes are expensive, and rather than waste £5+ per set on something that I might not like, I know I can trust Eyelure to do the job.

These Frozen Beauty lashes feature a fluffy and full lash, interspersed with shimmering silver ribbon that catches the light beautifully. I love that Eyelure lashes are easy to apply and remove, and if you’re careful you can re-use them multiple times too.

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Up next is the Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit (£6.49) – I’m so glad this was included in the box! I’ve been meaning to pick up a budget contour kit for ages, just out of curiosity as I always use my Anastasia palette and hadn’t tried any budget versions as yet.

The Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit is a handy little travel-sized palette, including a light powder to highlight, a bronzer to warm, and a dark powder to sculpt for a perfectly enhanced appearance. The shades are not too dark or intense – so perfect for those with paler complexions like myself, and the product can also be built up easily, so it would still work well if you were looking for a bit more depth of colour.

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Next is the Sleek Makeup Precious Metals Highlighting Palette (£9.99) – I love Sleek Cosmetics, they’re one of my favourite, if not my actual favourite budget high street brand. They also keep coming up with gorgeous new products!

The Precious Metals Highlighting Palette is a fantastic versatile highlighting palette for use on both the face and body. It features three velvet cream highlighters and one powder highlighter which can be used in a multitude of ways to give skin a beautiful luminous glow.

These highlighters really do give the loveliest iridescent and metallic finishes, wether you’re looking for detailed highlight on the face, or an all-over body glow, this little kit will have the right highlight for you.

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And lastly, the Nail Apothecary Gel Effect Top Coat (£6.95) – Nail Apothecary is a brand new brand to me, that I hadn’t even heard of. They supply a range of nail care products, including various top coats, fillers and nail treatments. The Gel Effect Top Coat creates a plumping effect on the nails, giving a high shine, gel like look which is long lasting and chip resistant – a definite must have for fans of the DIY manicure!

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Well, I’m beyond impressed with this fab little selection of products, I haven’t used a couple of these brands for a while now and I’m so glad I’ve re-discovered them. I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these products?

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post contains press samples

Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas from Boots

Posted on December 11, 2015

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Hi Guys!

So how’s your Christmas shopping going? I’ve got as far as starting Freddy’s list, which consists of lots of Lego sets, and that’s it! I NEED to get organised. I know for a fact the next couple of weeks will fly by, and I really don’t want to be panic buying on Christmas eve – I’ve done that before and it’s not fun. So, this evening I plan to sit down and get myself organised with lists of what I’m buying, and actually get some shopping done too.

If, like me you’re still looking for gifts, you probably know by now that Boots really is where it’s at when it comes to beauty gifting. They have loads of deals on just like they do every year, such as 3 for 2 across many lines – clearly this is best used to buy two gifts for others, and one for yourself…

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So I have a few beauty themed items to share with you today from Boots, some are more expensive than others, but I’ve included a good range, and most are part of an offer too which is great news. Enjoy!

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Let’s start with the Reiss Nail Paint AW15 Collection (£20.00 – and part of the 3 for 2 deal)

Reiss products are brand new to Boots for Christmas 2015, and for the first time the clothing brand is offering luxury beauty and skincare sets in chic white and gold packaging.

This beautiful set from Reiss includes four nail polishes, in shades, in Nude Sahara – a light nude pink, Mystic Grace – a dark steel grey with shimmer, Bacall Red – a deep burgundy red with a hint of sparkle and Forever Red – a bright post box red. These colours are just perfect for the holiday season!

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Next is the lovely Molton Brown The Cruise Collection Gift Set Exclusive to Boots (Was £26.00, now £22.10)

Molton Brown gift sets are always beautifully presented, and this one would make a fantastic gift for any fan of their products. The Cruise Collection Set contains two body washes, in classic Pink Pepperpod and White Sandalwood, and two matching body lotions in the same fragrances. They all come in in handy 100ml size bottles too which are perfect for travelling.

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Next is the Seventeen Cosmetic Clutch Kit (£14.00 – part of 3 for 2 mix and match deal)

This Seventeen Eye Palette and Lip Crayon Cosmetic Clutch would make a gorgeous stocking filler for younger beauty fans. The vibrant pink bag has a 3D lips motif on the front and contains a must-have eye shadow palette with six easy to wear shades, and a gorgeous moisturising pink lip crayon.

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Next is the gorgeous Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Bestsellers Set (£23.00)

I love Smashbox, and if you know someone interested in trying the brand, this Bestsellers set would make the perfect introduction. This limited edition kit contains Smashbox’s classic Photo Finish Foundation Primer in a travel size 15ml tube, a mini Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio, a deluxe sample of their Be Legendary Lip Gloss in shade Pink Lady, and a deluxe sample of their popular Full Exposure Mascara in black.

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Next we have a sweet little No7 Mini Eye Palette (£10.00 – part of 3 for 2 mix and match deal)

This lovely little compact tin contains a selection of eight popular No7 eye shadow colours, along with a handy double-ended applicator. These versatile shades are perfect for creating a natural daytime look or a night time smoky eye.

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So what do you think? Have any of these lovely gift ideas caught your eye? Get them on your Christmas list now!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

My Top 10 Christmas Tree Beauty Baubles!

Posted on November 6, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I know I know, I’ve been going on a bit about Christmas this week, but I can’t help but get excited when there’s so many gorgeous beauty offerings available this year!

I’ve already put together a Beauty Advent Calendar Guide and another one especially for all the Candle Advent Calendars, but what about all the other fantastic gifty things, sets and special Christmas products that are available? Well I have a whole load of posts planned for you, and I thought I’d cheer up your Friday with a selection of beauty Christmas tree baubles!

1. Molton Brown Eucalyptus Festive Bauble (£10.00) – Molton Brown is easily one of my favourite bath product brands, and now you can adorn your tree with their limited edition festive baubles. There are eight options available filled with some of their most popular fragrance washes.

2. Topshop Christmas Mini Lip Bullet Pyramid in Joyride (£5.00) – Another limited edition product, this sweet little hanging pack contains a mini lip bullet, that twists up to give precise application with no need to sharpen. This soft blendable formula gives a dewy cream finish and vivid colour. This is the perfect gift for Topshop make-up fans!

3. Liz Earle Glossy Nails Gift in Knockout (£9.00) – Red is the shade of the season, so this Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Colour in Knockout should make any nail polish lover a happy bunny this Christmas. The polish lasts up to 12 days and helps to strengthen and protect nails during wear. (Available in three shades)

4. Ciate Paint Pot Duo to Go (£10.00) – This gorgeous nail duo includes mini paint pots of Tinsel Town and Members Only shades. Wear the colours alone, or layered together for a sparkling party look!

5. Boots No7 Star Bauble (£6.00) – On the theme of nail polish, the Boot’s No7 Star is perfect for those on a budget. It’s only £6.00 and opens up to reveal a 10ml Stay Perfect nail polish in Milan.

6. GHOST The Fragrance Bauble (£5.00) – Any fragrance fan would be delighted with this GHOST fragrance bauble. The floral fragrance starts with fresh flowers which is followed by an enveloping wave of vanilla and the warmth of amber, sandalwood and musk. It includes 5ml of GHOST The Fragrance.

7. Caudalie Divine Oil Christmas Bauble (£8.00) – Caudalie’s award-winning Divine Oil now comes in a perfect stocking filler size this season. This multi-use, luxurious dry oil moisturises, nourishes & enhances thanks to its unique formula made with exceptional blend of 4 oils, combined with the patented anti-oxidant Polyphenols.

8. Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms (£29.00) – Guys take note, pick this set up for your lady and you’ll be getting some serious brownie points this Christmas! Charlotte Tilbury’s Mini Lipstick Charms set contains three universal K.I.S.S.I.N.G shades – the dreamy Penelope Pink, pretty pink Bitch Perfect and iconic So Marilyn red. I’d be very happy indeed to find these hanging on my Christmas tree!

9. Jo Malone Christmas Ornament (£24.00) – What is Christmas for beauty lovers without Jo Malone!? This smart little box that opens to reveal an English Pear & Freesia Cologne (9ml) and a Nectarine Blossom Honey Body Crème (15ml) Wrapped and ready to hang for a best-dressed Christmas.

10. Ted Baker Mini Golden Treasure Limited Edition (£4.00) – And lastly, I had to include Ted Baker, the king of gifting. Ted’s gift sets are always to die for, and this dinky little tree ornament is no exception. This limited edition gift contains a Shimmer Body Soufflé 50ml, which is perfect for making your skin look and feel gorgeous!

Now if I had my way, I know what I’d be decorating my Christmas tree with this year! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx