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Sunday, 31 August 2014

sussing out eye cream

eye cream reccomendations

Saturday, 30 August 2014

the best brow tip ever

the best brow tip ever

Friday, 29 August 2014

nude, black & gold nails

little mix jade 2 nails review swatch photo

Thursday, 28 August 2014

trending: face palettes

URBAN DECAY NAKED FLUSHED PALETTe review swatch photo

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

nude lips but better

revlon colourburst matte balm in complex review swatch photo

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Maybelline Acid Wash Lilac Rebel

MAYBELLINE COLOUR SHOW ACID WAS IN LILAC DREAM review swatch photo

Monday, 25 August 2014

Makeup Tools every beauty junkie needs

Makeup Tools every beauty junkie needs

Sunday, 24 August 2014

my summer base

review swatch photo
review swatch photo

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Eyelash Kit for N00bs

Eylure Starter Kit review swatch photo

Friday, 22 August 2014

marc jacobs daisy dreams

marc jacobs daisy dreams review swatch photo

Thursday, 21 August 2014

my august face

lily melrose august

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Range

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil  review swatch photo

DIY Salt Spray

how to get beach hair
DIY SALT SPRAY

Aaah, Beach Hair. One of the most desired hairstyles of all time. Faking those salt speckled hair do’s are much harder than they look. Today I’m sharing with your my DIY Salt Spray recipe. Some salt sprays like the Bumble and Bumble Salt Spray are awesome but are pretty pricey. This one can be made with a few items lying around your house and a spray bottle which you can purchase from pretty much any beauty supply store or even your local Boots. All you need to do is add a few heaped tablespoons of sea salt to a spray bottle of water and shake. My personal secret DIY Beach spray addition is to add a little hair gel. The hair gel gives the mixture a little extra texture and hold when styling and will enhance the mixture.Then all you need to do is spray a liberal amount into wet or damp hair and scrunch or finger comb to help encourage movement. Leave the hair to dry naturally and fingers crossed you’ll have the beachy hair of dreams. If your hair doesn’t have a natural wave then pull out a wide barrelled curling tong and curl in different directions to cheat the look a bit!

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KEVYN AUCOIN CELESTIAL POWDER review swatch
KEVYN AUCOIN CELESTIAL POWDER  £35
TOPSHOP HIGHLIGHTER IN CRESCENT MOON review swatch
TOPSHOP HIGHLIGHTER IN CRESCENT MOON  £10


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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

on trial : two eye makeup removers


Monday, 18 August 2014

Nail Polishes that smell good

models own coconut cream models own peach melba review swatch photo
models own coconut cream models own peach melba review swatch photo

Wow talk about a eloquent name for a blog post! Two 2014 additions to the Models Own Fruit Pastels range are Models Own Coconut Cream & Models Own Peach Melba. A duo of on trend shades in suitably summery scents. I’ll admit I didn’t like the Fruit Pastel Collection - I found most of the scents really synthetic, overbearing and just… gross. However I admit I really like the Coconut Cream polish. It doesn’t smell too synthetic and quite a light coconut scent rather than a overbearing one. The tops of the polishes have a “try before you buy” scratch and sniff patch which I think is a nice touch, even though I dont think the polish smells as nice as the scratch n' sniff. Dry time is average and both polishes need two coats to give opacity. The scent is subtle and unobtrusive, you can smell it there but not too much.

Although Im not 100% sold on the idea of scented polishes - Not a fan of gimmicks like this! But they are pretty nice shades and the scents are a nice addition. If you want your talons to smell good then like all Models Own Nail polishes these retail for £5 each. Exclusive to the Models Own Bottle Shops and online.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

two step mermaid nails

REVLON SUNSHOWER NAIL DUO review swatch photo

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Gel

Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Gel review swatch photo
Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Gel review swatch photo
Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Gel review swatch photo
Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Gel review swatch photo

Keep unruly brows at bay with the help of the Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Gel. A brow drugstore newbie which has a gel-like texture which creates groomed brows with ease. The texture is comfortable and lightweight and doesn’t make the brows look dry or crispy. They add just enough colour to define light brows.  The finish is matte and soft and doesn’t look too harsh. Available in three shades - Blonde, Medium Brown, Dark Brown as well as a clear brow gel.

I use the shade Medium Brown, which gives a natural groomed finish. I tend to still use pencil on my brows when filling them in because I like a more defined finish. However this is perfect for lazy days when you want to have some brows on but cant be bothered with the whole routine. It's a nice one step brow product. At £3.99, they are a superb price point for a drugstore brow product.

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RIMMEL BROW THIS WAY BROW GEL review swatch
RIMMEL BROW THIS WAY BROW GEL
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Friday, 15 August 2014

YSL Touche Eclat Rose Edition

YSL Touche Eclat Rose Gold Highlighter review swatch photo
YSL Touche Eclat or rose review swatch photo

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Orange Edit

orange beauty 2014
orange beauty 2014
How many times have I said that orange is going to be huge this season? Probably not that many but it is THE on trend colour to be seen in this season. Orange looks good on everyone - trust me.

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera - My orange lipstick of choice is this bright pepped up red tinted orange. It’s matte, long lasting and comes in the coolest sleekest packaging ever. One of my beauty staples and the ultimate orange lip.

Bourjois Colour Boost in Orange Punch - A more affordable orange lip from a iconic drugstore brand. While Im bored to death of lip crayons but when these launched last summer I was addicted to the long lasting glossy stick of colour. Lightweight, fool proof and not too in you face.

Sleek Beauty Blush in Life’s a Peach - Orange cheeks can really pop the whole face and look awesome on lots of skin tones. Be careful with this one as if you use a heavy hand you might look a bit tangoed! Use a fluffy stippling brush and add colour slowly till you reach your desired hue.

Models Own Beach Party - If you’re looking for a day-glo orange nail polish then look no further than the Models Own Beach Party. It’s a insanely bright matte orange which really makes tans pop. Perfect for clubbing or Ibiza. 

Diptique Oyedo Perfume -Not quite orange in colour but it is orange scented. One of the strangest perfumes I’ve ever come across which is oddly fizzy and kind of stings the nostrils before settling down to a warm, uplifting orange scent.


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KEVYN AUCOIN CELESTIAL POWDER review swatch
HOURGLASS OPAQUE ROUGE LIQUID LIPSTICK IN RIVIERA
TOPSHOP HIGHLIGHTER IN CRESCENT MOON review swatch
BOURJOIS COLOUR BOOST IN ORANGE punch
KEVYN AUCOIN CELESTIAL POWDER review swatch
SLEEK BEAUY BLUSH IN LIFES A PEACH
TOPSHOP HIGHLIGHTER IN CRESCENT MOON review swatch
MODELS OWN BEACH PARTY 

KEVYN AUCOIN CELESTIAL POWDER review swatch
KEVYN AUCOIN CELESTIAL POWDER  £35
TOPSHOP HIGHLIGHTER IN CRESCENT MOON review swatch
DIPTQUE OYEDO PERFUME



Question

pretty packaging, pretty polish

SOIGNE NAIL POLISH SEt review swatch photo

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

avoiding hot mess hair syndrome

how to style hair in summer
easy summer hairstyles

Since getting the chop I’ve been experiencing less hair related hot mess syndrome than I did last summer. It still doesn’t mean that I don’t feel the heat some days. Now Im not suggest y’all head over to the hairdresser and chop off your prized locks but here are four examples of hair do’s that you can do when your feeling like a hot mess.

Sock Bun - Pull your hair back into a sleek high bun and use a sock as a “hair rat” to give a bit of volume and shape. You could always use a hair donut if you have one to hand!

Fishtail Braid - These are much easier to do than they look. Check youtube for visual tutorials but what you do is take the back section and cross it over the front and repeat until braided down.

Milkmaid Braid - A little trickier than other hairstyles on this list but once you get this hair technique down it’s a winner. If you have longer hair you can cheat a milkmaid braid by splitting the hair into two braids and wrapping them around the head.

The Simple Tuck - I recently did a video on this super easy hairstyle over on my Youtube Channel but it basically involves tucking your hair into a headband until it looks like a roll at the back. One of my favourite hairstyles as it’s suitable for pretty much all hair lengths.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

where to apply highlighter?

how to apply highlighter

Monday, 11 August 2014

Neon Lips or Neon Eyes?

Neon Lips or Neon Eyes?

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Coral Eyes with YSL Palette Bleus Lumiere

YSL Palette Bleus Lumiere review swatch photo

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Bobbi Brown Sand & Surf Collection

Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection review swatch photo

Friday, 8 August 2014

three orange lipsticks

orange lipsticks
orange lipsticks

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Matte Red Nails

BARRY M matte nail polish in COPA CABANA review swatch photo

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

festival hair ideas & tips

festival hair tips

Rita Ora Interview for DKNY MYNY

DKNY My NY Perfume rita ora
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