Sunday, 26 April 2015

I need YOUR help: American beauty brands & shopping suggestions!

Soooooo, wow how time has flown. 6 months ago (yesterday) me and my lovely boy got married in London. We had a one-week mini-moon the week after, which was actually AMAZING : we  went to the peak district & north wales for some serious hiking, dog-walking and sight-seeing and I had the best time. Now it is finally time for the BIG ONE : Our nearly one-month trip to the U.S.A where we are hiring a 4x4 and driving all over California and Nevada to see some major cities, do a bit of partying (Vegas, basically), some shopping (just me as I'm sneaking off behind his back), and for the most part, spending time in the beautiful and immense national parks. I can't bloody wait.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream Review.

I have avoided eye creams for a couple of months now as I find that if I use very rich ones, very often....I just end up getting irritated eyes, a bit puffy and I just lose interest. My 20-yr-from-now-self will be wanting to kick me, so I am pursuing again with the eye cream! First up, and what has been in my 'waiting box' for a while now, is the Benefit 'It's Potent!' Eye Cream*.

I hadn't used this before, but I did used to use the Benefit 'Eye-Con' eye cream (now discontinued) many years ago and loved it and I am curious to see if their skincare still works with my older and more leathery self.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Body Firming & Summer Skin Prepping | Melvita L'Or Rose firming oil

It's only a mere peek around the corner away so it's time to kickstart your summer body prep routines and regimes ASAP! I have a super sluggish autumn/ winter so as soon as the sun starts to show I have a knee-jerk reaction to get my skin and self into some kind of more pleasing shape. I am always using some kind of firming cream/ treatment throughout the year and the L'Or Rose Firming Oil has been my current go-to as not only has it hydrated and nourished my skin wonderfully, I can also notice a visible improvement in the lumps and bumps.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Illamasqua To Be Alive | Vendetta Lipstick.

This electric blue lippie is from the forthcoming collection from Illamasqua, 'To Be Alive'. Not for the faint-hearted or the au-naturel makeup lovers, this shocking and show stopping shade 'Vendetta' is for those who like to shock, push the boundaries, experiment with makeup and dare to be different. I personally love bright lip colours although blue's aren't something I've delved in too much thus far. With my pink hair I am having to be a little more mindful of the lip shades I'm wearing as I don't suit all the colours anymore like I used to... sob.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Models Own Polishes For Tans : New Shades!

It's not often I open a parcel and squee a little bit with delight...but this week it happened. Last year Models Own launched what is my FAVOURITE nail polish collection EVER ; Polishes for Tans*. I just couldn't get enough of the bright, neon shades and I really liked every single shade and have still been wearing them a year on. *Takes a breath*

As this was such a popular range, Models Own have launched an extra 5 shades in time for summer, all to enhance tanned/holiday skin which is just right up my fake tanned street. 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

April Birchbox with TATLER.

I've had an unintentional blog break over the last couple of weeks so am a little behind on my reviews...You would have probably seen this month's Birchbox beauty box* and contents way back when but as this has been literally my FAVOURITE ONE EVER I really wanted to feature it & show it off if you haven't seen it already.

First up it's a fabulous collaboration with one of my favourite fashion mags, Tatler...yay. Second up it's a best of British selection and I am all for the local brands and feeling a bit patriotic OI oiiiiiiiiii. Third up (is that even a saying?!)'s just filled with products and brands that I personally really like and for once, I will actually use all of the samples. HOO-RAY.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Makeup Education | The House of Glamdolls Makeup School.

I get asked A LOT about becoming a makeup artist, what route to take and in particular what makeup school is good for people wanting to train to become a MUA and get a proper qualification. I have always been a little stuck because the place where I trained, and loved, closed down a few years ago so it has been difficult for me to suggest places...until now.