Friday, 06 November 2015 11:56

Moroccan Oil

Transform your stressed hair from the wind, wet and cold with Moroccan oil products.

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Monday, 26 October 2015 21:28

Relax With Molton Brown Gingerlily

When I want to imagine that I am back on vacation at The Moon Place hotel in Cancun, I turn to Molton Brown Gingerlily products (or any Molton Brown products).

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 12:56

Shea Moisture has come to the UK!

If you haven't heard of the brand Shea Moisture then I don't know what to tell you.

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Friday, 16 October 2015 11:35

Clarins – Festive Eye Palette

Clarins popular eyeshadow palette is back in demand for a limited time only.

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Thursday, 15 October 2015 20:50

The latest game changers for radiant glowing skin

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We love a good highlighter and can definitely no live without our favourite moisturizer and we never leave the house without our much-loved lipstick, but when it comes to skin care and beauty products we want something that will give us beautiful glowing skin.

Waking up with dull and lifeless skin can makes you want to crawl back into bed, in need of more sleep to wake up your skin.

Not to worry ladies, help is at hand with the newest power players to boost your skin and brighten your eyes.

First up is the lastest from Elizabeth Arden, the Superstart skin renewal booster. This products helps to restore the healthy look of your skin's surface layer.

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What does it do; it stimulates the skin’s natural ability to repair and renew it self.

How to use it; apply it before your serum or moisturiser, it boosts the results of your skincare products. Your skin looks beautiful, resilient and refreshed, ready to face the day.

Why do you need this product; When the surface layer of your skin is damaged, your skin may not be able to retain moisture, and loses its natural defences to protect itself and will ultimately lose its the ability to renew itself. The Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, was designed to strengthen the skin's natural ability to repair and renew by restoring the healthy appearance of your skin's surface layer.

Lancôme Visionnaire Nuit Beauty Sleep

This unique gel-in-oil formula with its ultra-light texture that melts into your skin for super hydrated and plumped up skin.

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What I love about this product is, that you immediately see the difference in your skin. It looks smoother, feels softer, suppler and looks nourished. Beautifully revitalised skin.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate

This product wakes up your eye area and enhances the performance of other eye creams.

Used as a pre eye care treatment it helps to fight against external environmental factors that can cause damage to the skin. Protecting the skin against moisture loss while working to diminish fine lines, roughness and dryness. A great aid in fighting the anti-ageing war as it strengthens and regenerates the eye area.

The Results:

The skin around your eyes becomes soft, smooth and supple

Improves fine lines and wrinkles

Diminishes dark circles as your skin tone becomes, even bright and luminous

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All in all a winning result!!

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Monday, 12 October 2015 16:24

Mac A/W15 Beautiful and Damned Trend

Beautiful and Damned is one of four big makeup trends this coming A/W from Mac Cosmetics.

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The trick with this look is to make it look effortless but to also notice the precision in the lines. Think of a look that was done in the morning but still looks good by the evening, or a DIY job vs refined.

Black is your main colour. You can go creative with a smudged kohl on the eyes or heavy carbon colours of black with a black or berry tone precision lip, or a smudged lip with precision lines around the eyes. Team either look with luminous polished skin and you can’t go wrong.
Remember…. Black, effortless vs precision is the key to mastering one of tis seasons new makeup trend.

Get The Look

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  • Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil – Blackest of black kohl formula
  • Black Chromaline – Pigmented and long-wear gel liner formula
  • Beg For It Into the Well Eye Shadow – Wet/dry carbon black shadow liner
  • Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash – High volume, high definition carbon black mascara
  • Media Lipstick – Satin
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:25

Use Eye Of Horus To Discover The Goddess In You

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My eyes have been looking fabulous this week, as I have been reviewing Eye of Horus products. It is an Australian colour cosmetics brand that promises to bring out your inner Goddess. Eye of Horus products are not tested on animals they contain natural ingredients and are paraben free. All products either come in gold or black stylish packaging. I was more than pleased with each product that I tested.

• Dynasty brow define-this is a thin make-up pen used for filling in your brows and giving you perfect arches as an end result. (My colour was medium/dark). One of the ingredients in Castor oil, which enhances your brows condition and growth.

• Babylon brown liquid define-this glides smoothly onto your eyes to give a loud but perfect line. It is also smudge proof and will stay on all day.
• Goddess smoky eye pencil-this was my favourite, I used this to achieve black smoky eyes. I used the pencil part to draw on the lines and then used the other end to smudge, ending up with perfect smoky eyes.
• Eye of Horus Goddess mascara-ingredients include Moringa oil that was found in King Tuts tomb. This make-up is based on ancient Egyptian formulas and is said to have beautifying powers by the Gods. It made my lashes longer, thicker and they did not smudge or clump together.
• Goddess smudge proof eye pencil-easily glides on, looks fantastic and does not smudge.

In my ultimate Goddess promotional pack I also received a custom cosmetic sharpener and a free promotional gift. Eye of Horus products help my eyes make a statement and it really has revealed my inner Goddess.

For 15% off Eye of Horus go online to: www.eyeofhoruscosmetics.com Code word: “Review”

Written By Hayley Sweeney

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 17:46

NYFW Makeup Trend – Inglot Eyeliner Gel

Get one of iconic Make-up Artists NYFW SS16 make-up featured on my blog with this genius product from Inglot.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 17:30

Pat McGrath key make-up looks at NYFW SS16

 This fashion week season is well underway having started in New York and soon to be in London in just a couple of days time. We all know that fashion week season is focused on the clothes being showcased from all the fabulous designers around the globe but a women's guilty pleasure is that we can't help but admire all the makeup looks created on the models each season.

One of the most iconic makeup artists in the world of makeup and present at fashion week every season creating beautifully designed looks whether it be natural to creative is Pat McGrath. Pat McGrath’s name is no secret to anyone in the business, her talent is beyond incredible and each season I look forward to seeing her new makeup designs. Makeup trends soon spread across the globe each season based on the key looks she creates and the new season will be no different.

McGrath’s main focus on all models across all designers she keyed makeup looks for this season at NYFW was to keep the skin soft and dewy. Gleaming, glowing skin with well defined structured brows were key for all models. She then adapted looks to suit each individual designers designs.

For Jenny Peckham, McGrath chose to use a turquoise eyeliner in a shape to suit the individual models eyes, she then teamed up with either a nude or bold red lip.

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At Diane Von Furstenburg, she chose shades of turquoise and blue-greens to create a jewel toned eye again keeping the lips nude teamed with the gleaming skin.

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Victoria Beckham’s models were kept a little more simple concentrating on the glowing skin teamed with either a nude lip or a pop of orange-red lips.

While at Givenchy she changed the direction slightly by adding a wash of mauve shadow around all of the eye. And keeping the brows light.

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Not only were pastel shades of turquoise, green and blue used on the eyes in Pat McGrath’s designs it seemed to be everywhere supported with a nude or orange tone red lip.

So now you're ahead of one of the makeup trends at NYFW SS16 why not head down to the makeup counters and try some shades for yourself.

 

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Monday, 14 September 2015 18:01

Anti-Ageing Makeup Tips

In our 20’s and 30’s ageing is the last thing on our mind but once you hit the BIG 40 those ageing concerns starts to creep in. So instead of trying to hide your age by covering up, here are some simple tips on how to master the techniques, textures and colours to keep you looking radiant and youthful.

Take It Easy

An overly made-up skin will make you look so much older, so take it easy with the make- up and if you have dark circles or some sun spots dot a tiny bit of concealer on the inner corners of your eyes or on those spots and not all over your face. The more skin you show the better, especially if it is well-hydrated skin. This will give you more youthful looking complexion than a heavily covered complexion.

Switch To A Lightweight Base

As we age our skin is prone to discolouration and dullness, so look for a foundation that illuminates as well as gives good coverage. Avoid heavy consistency foundations that will cake in your fine lines this will age you further. Tinted moisturizers with luminescent particles or lightweight liquid foundations are best for lined skin because unlike pressed powder, which settles into the wrinkles and makes the skin look even older that what it is, a light-reflective liquid formula creates the illusion of a glowing complexion. Also blending a lightweight foundation or CC Cream evenly into your face and neck with lightweight concealer to shadow problem prone areas, like around your nostrils and under your eyes.

To apply foundation flawlessly, you can use either a damp sponge or a foundation brush to dot it all over your face in tiny amounts, use loose translucent powder, on your face avoiding the eye area, to set it.

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Open Your Eyes

Eyelids tend to sag with age, but with clever contouring you can disguise a lack of definition. Curling your eyelashes will lift sagging eyes, and a volumising mascara will thicken your lashes that have grown sparse with age.

Curling your eyelashes and adding a glimmer shadow as a highlighter are the easiest way you can make your eyes look bigger. Work a soft, matte shadow into your socket line to add depth but avoid pale and glittery products that can settle into fine lines and dull your complexion. As far as mascara go for the blackest black mascara you can find as it will make the whites of your eyes look clearer and whiter.

Fuller Brows

Thick and full brows can take years off your face and because your brows lifts and defines your face you want to fill them in to make them look fuller. So if your eyebrows are thin, use an eyebrow kit to fill in any gaps and add structure with an eyebrow gel. Select an eyebrow pencil in a natural colour like blond or brown and draw feathered lines to fake fuller brows.

Plump Lips

Your natural lip line can begin to fade as you age and this will make your lipstick bleed so tracing your lip line with a clear lip liner can help lipstick stay in place. Avoid matte textured lipstick, which will shrink lips further. Instead, apply a dab of gloss to the centre of your lower lip to fake a well-hydrated, plump pout. Mid-tone coral and red lipsticks look good on most skin tones regardless of age, but steer clear of very pale pinks, dark aubergine and brown tones that flatten the mouth and pile on the years.

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Youthful Blush

Blusher can knock off the years in an instant so add a creamy blush into the highest point of your cheekbones to create the illusion of structure. Luminous blush will bounce light off your face softening the appearance of fine lines and adding a rosy flush.

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