Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:58

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

Make-up Artist Victoria Davies shares her favourite serum in her pro kit.

Published in Beauty
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 21:23

St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Oil & Facial Oil

St. Tropez has never let me down, it's one of the most popular tanning products and celebrates being established for 20 years this year.

Their new Luxe Dry Oil is their most advanced formula in self tanning yet giving an instant luxurious glow which then develops into a long-lasting tan after 4-6 hours and lasts for up to 10 days.

Infused and approved with natural tanning agent technology that is fused with a luxe Brazilian-inspired dry oil, this self tanner has multiple skincare benefits and gives a streak-free and entirely natural looking tan.

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Benefits:

- Non-greasy formula
- Easy to apply
- Leaves skin feeling supple, nourished and perfectly conditioned for up to a week
- Gives an instant shimmering glow for those occasions when you need a bit of colour straight away
- Long lasting
- Contains100% natural tanning agents neroli, lemongrass and grapefruit
- Paraben, sulphate and phthalate free

Directions for use:

- Exfoliate skin and apply tan with mitts.

- Once it has fully developed, wash off the subtle shimmer that acts as a guide colour to reveal a golden tan.

St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Oil £25/St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil £23

Enjoy 3 for 2 across the St. Tropez now www.lookfantastic.com

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 09:49

Benefit Cosmetics READY-SET-BROW!

This new amazing product from Benefit Cosmetics, shapes, sets and holds brow hairs in place and locks on makeup so brows don't pull a disappearing act.

Published in Beauty
Sunday, 19 June 2016 19:26

SensatioNail: Polish To Gel

This week I was gifted with SensatioNail Polish to Gel and was excited to try it out, it retails at £49.99.

Published in Beauty
Monday, 07 March 2016 12:20

Treaclemoon Bath & Shower Gel

This week I have been trying Treaclemoon's, Gentle Powder Love bath and shower gel.

Published in Beauty
Monday, 04 January 2016 09:49

2015 Beauty Highlights

I would like to start the new year by sharing one of my most enjoyable highlights from last year.....Enjoy and don't forget to pop back next week to read all about my favourite beauty products entering 2016 with me.

In July 2015 I had the pleasure to travel to Florence Italy, to provide makeup and hair for an editorial shoot.

The concept of the shoot was to experience the unknown streets of Florence and experience it from the eyes of a local girl going about her day to day life and day dreaming about her dreams. This local girl, played by Charli, is able to keep her dreams alive of being a royal princess as well as showing her everyday life as she cycles down the street, takes a ride in her chariot or visits in a local park.

The era was not to be present day but a mixture of 50s, 40s and 20s. This was achieved by mixing up wardrobe, hair and make-up looks from the different eras to create our final look.

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Photographer: CocTales Photography

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Photographer: CocTales Photography

Florence 01 result

Photographer: CocTales Photography

Florence 02 result

Photographer: CocTales Photography

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Photographer: CocTales Photography

 

Products used:

Bioderma - Sensible Cleansing Water

Clarins - Daily Energizer cream, Beauty Flash Balm, Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

Dr Paw Paw - Original Balm

MehronUk - Celebré Pro HD Foundation and brow powder

Sleek Make-up contour, blusher and highlighter palette in light

Dior - Reviver Palette

Mac - Pigment

Clinique - High length mascara

 

The Team:

Model: Charli Meredith

Wardrobe: Charli Meredith and Albert Martincich

Hair and Make-up: Victoria Davies

 

This Editorial was alos published in Dark Beauty Magazine and Dreamingless Magazine.

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Published in Blog
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 21:38

The Bare Minerals Experience

What an enjoyable few hours spent this evening at the Bare Mineral counter at House of Fraser Nottingham.

I braced the wintery weather and was warmly welcomed by the two hosts with a glass of bubbly and strawberries dipped in chocolate and a raffle ticket.

Guests were given an overview of some of the best Bare Mineral products and offers in the range which would make great gifts for Christmas for family and friends.

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We were also able to see a demo of the products being applied to two of regular people, one young and one more mature. The looks were nice and natural and showing how just adding a little more colour, eyeliner and heavier mascara can transform the face from a day look to evening look using one simple pallet.

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After the demo we were given the opportunity to test and purchase any product we wanted and with every purchase we received a raffle ticket to win one of the lovely gifts on offer. I purchased the mineral powder and stoke of light eyebrightner for darker skin tones which was nice and light but had good coverage. Just how I like it!

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 Tha raffel was finally drawn and i won two prizes one of which was possibly the best on the table. The prizes were - travel makeup brushes, a gold bag with mineral powder, lip gloss, eye shadow, eye shadow brush, eyeliner and a makeup brush.

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Before the evening ended we were all presented with a Bare mineral goody bag which contained even more fabulous gifts to sample from other brands within House of Fraser such a perfumes, eyeliner, body wash mineral foundation to name a few.

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To say this was a worthwhile and enjoyable experience is putting it lightly and I have lots of lovely products and gifts to try out over the next few months.

If you have never used Bare Mineral products I suggest you give them a try.

A big thank you goes out to the ladies who hosted the event and I look forward to attending another event again soon and telling everyone all about it.

More information about their products here: Bare Minerals

Written by Fashions Finest Director Deborah St. Louis 

Published in Blog
Monday, 09 November 2015 15:14

Billion Dollar Brows founder Talks To FF

Billion Dollar Brows. If you haven't heard of them, you will very soon as the American brand, founded by Natalie and Dan Plain gets ready to launch in Boots stores nationwide.

Published in Exclusive Interviews
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