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.
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Saturday, 25 April 2015
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
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
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
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
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?!)..it'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
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.