Monday, 30 April 2018

Six Reasons To Try SBC Gels Collagen Body Polish

You'll remember that a few months ago, I spoke to you guys about why now is the right time to introduce collagen into your skincare routine. Since then I've been a fond fan of the SBC Gels range of products and have extended my collection two fold. QVC favourites, SBC have proved time and time again that their products perform and offer a high intensity type of skin and body care. So when I heard that my original favourite collection, the Collagen range, was being extended to include the brand new Collagen Body Polish, it was a total no-brainer that I'd be giving it a go. 

Thursday, 26 April 2018

How To Texture Your Hair For Summer

If there's one look I love for summer, it's textured, beach waves. I have the finest hair known to man,  it's thin but long (ish) and I have to wash it almost everyday because as fine-haired girls know, the flat head look on day two post-wash, is not a good look for anyone... When it comes to creating texture in the hair, I've become a pro at finding the best (and worst) products to help. I like to think I've got a good stack of products that work for me, depending on what style I'm going for - one thing is for sure, all products do not work for all styles. So it's important to pick hair care products that will perform for your chosen style, otherwise you're likely to be disappointed. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Four Reasons You Need The Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette

When it comes to my seriously loved brands, Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of them. My collection has grown massively recently and that's all thanks to Cult Beauty who are stocking a massive amount of their goodies now - and I'm a sucker for a Cult Beauty haul! Most recently we all went gooey-eyed over the seriously gorgeous looking Soft Glam palette. The second I saw it, there was no doubt in my mind that I'd be adding it to my collection, and it hasn't disappointed at all. 

Monday, 23 April 2018

There's A New Beauty Sponge In Town

When it comes to make-up tools, we all have our trusty favourites. We'll likely try new brands, new products and special tools for specific roles, but how often do we completely abandon our fail safe brands in replace of another? For me to replace a trusty product - whether a make-up applicator or product itself, it has to be outstanding. I've used a lot of amazing products over the years, but to push previous Holy Grail's aside and replace them, something has to truly shine and do it's job to an outstanding level.


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Twenty Second Tan - With Tropic Skincare


Cue everyone swarming to beer gardens, wearing strappy tops and flip flops. When spring finally arrives in the UK, we embrace it like a long lost relative - grateful that Uncle Winter has gone for another year. For me that means one thing - it's time for the tan to come out. I naturally don't tan, I burn. Which is really annoying, so I have to rely on the fake-it-til-you-make-it method and use some form of fake tan. I've tried so many over the years, literally hundreds and some have been pretty good. But what I've never, and I mean never found, is a good facial tan. Multiple times last year I tweeted asking for good ones to try and each time I found moderate or badly performing versions. I usually just use a standard fake tan on my face, but it's so bad for the skin and wears off unevenly with the use of daily skincare. I really thought there was no wonder product out there to help give me a tan on my face...


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

What Social Media Has Taught Me Recently

As a blogger, I'm constantly online. To be honest, I'm more than a bit addicted to checking Instagram, scrolling through Twitter and generally logging online to see what's going on...even when I don't a.) actually care or b.) have the time. It's as much of an addiction as anything else and it can suck the joy out of life in an instant - or fill you with satisfaction just as quickly. When you're so invested in something, no matter what it is, your moods and emotions bounce off it. By this I should be even more brutally honest and say, your moods will often actually be dictated and commanded by it.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Top 5 Sheet Masks For Better Looking Skin

When it comes to pamper days and nights, I'm all about sheet masks. In fact, I'm all about any kind of face mask, but sheet masks are just so easy these days. Less mess by far and fab results - if you find the right ones. Sheet masks might mean you look a little bit like you're dressing up for Halloween for 15 minutes, but if you find a great one, you can guarantee it's worth the frightening 15 minutes for the glow you'll notice afterwards. I've been trying a lot of sheet masks recently, and some have been a huge hit, and others have delivered virtually no results. (I'm just being honest - not all beauty products do what they say on the tin folks!) However in my little testing sessions, I've found five absolute keepers - some of which I've already rebought several times over. So here's my top 5 sheet masks for better looking skin...


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance vs The Dupes: Which Is REALLY Best?

When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, the cult ones never get old, do they? I'm talking about the ones that even years down the line are still as popular as when they first launched. The ones that sit just in shot on Instagram pictures, and the ones that are constantly replaced when you hit pan on your favourite shades. There's just some palettes that deserve it and their cult status. And one of the most obvious is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance. 


Friday, 13 April 2018

Two Minute Beauty Time - Filorga Time Flash Express Smoothing Active Primer

My new Two Minute Beauty Time series starts today - woohoo! Basically I've done a lot of reading recently on marketing, social media trends and things like that...yes, I'm that cool. And one of the main communication trends these days is that people want and need info in a fast and concise way. We log online or onto social media for what we're looking for - whether it's a browse, a catch up or a specific piece of content, but we want it delivered quickly. There's so much choice out there these days and I wanted to work on a new mini-series of weekly posts where I'll be focusing on ONE beauty product that's blown me away. It will be quick, punchy and informative. (I hope!)

Thursday, 12 April 2018

A Crown Brush Walk Through

When it comes to beauty, I'm a counter brand taste with a penchant for drugstore too. Basically I love all cosmetics - from the very high end products to the drugstore staples constantly bursting onto the market. No more are the high end brands ruling the roost, drugstore brands are producing goodies with that x-factor we make-up addicts love - but at a fraction of the price. Suddenly they're on an even par and I love it, it's like there's a competition where there wasn't really a competition at all before.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Getting Perfectly Straight Hair With DAFNI

When it comes to doing my hair, I need something that's quick and easy but does a great job. I'm always on the go, and as someone with fine hair, I have to style it everyday. I've always washed my hair everyday - until recently. And I know everyone says that's really bad on the haircare scale of things, but if you're someone with very fine and thin hair (like me) then you'll know that there's no other way round it. Being so active and full on (and having the school run first thing!) now means I'm trying to switch to every-other day washing, at least for half of the week. Because my hair is so fine, I absolutely can't wear it down on the non-wash day because it's so flat, and have to result to dry shampoo and some sort of up-do....and hope for the best. For me, if I want styled hair then I need to wash it. And then we're talking about an extra half an hour a day...which all adds up in the morning rush...

Friday, 6 April 2018

Fresh Launches At World Duty Free

A skincare brand I'd been wanting to try more from this year was Fresh. Having only tried a select few products from their vast range, it was one brand on my list to try more of. For me, the thing I love about their brand is how delicate and feminine their products look and feel. There's something elegant and timeless about the way their products look, combined with natural ingredients and well researched methods, that fill me with ease about using anything from Fresh.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Newness From Stila

Stila have really made their mark in the last few years haven't they? Their Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Shadows blew everyone away. Suddenly glittery eyelids with no mess were easily achievable. No more stray pigments on the cheeks, no fall out - the Magnificent Metals made themselves a cult product in no time. With their amazingly good value Eye For Elegance Christmas Set selling out faster than expected, suddenly there was even more demand for their products. Stila, you got it majorly right with these!

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