Thursday, 30 August 2012
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Monday, 27 August 2012
Sunday, 26 August 2012
Thursday, 23 August 2012
|Sorry for the stock photo - my camera broke when I was trying to take pictures of this bag!|
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Selridges say: To celebrate the launch of The Beauty Workshop we've created The Beauty Box, a limited edition bespoke box, available exclusively at Selfridges.com. Filled with wonder products from some of our favourite new brands - from high-end Hungarian skincare Omorovicza to Fashion Week favourite Stila.
The Beauty Box Includes:
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Sunday, 12 August 2012
All of the swatches are below.
- My favourite colours Fern and Thunder - Fern creates a nice natural day time look, it gives your eyes a great even look, your eyelids but better. I have been using Thunder for a subtle evening look, when you don't want to look too 'done'.
- The price, £6.99 is a great price for a palette which contains 12 shadows.
- The packaging feels secure and good quality for the price, I also like that there is a mirror included.
- I found that the eye shadow's were very chalky which felt really cheap, especially as I know that other palette's tend to be more on the creamy side compared to this.
- The colours are quite difficult to blend and take a lot of work, and the more you blend the lighter the colour becomes so to get the colour you want you need to apply more layers of shadow.
- Some of the colours when applied and swatched weren't true to how they looked in the palette even when you layered the shadow.
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Coconut oil has been hailed as a miracle product for a long time and ever since Miranda Kerr mentioned how much she adores it to help keep her skin and hair in tip top condition, sales of coconut oil have apparently went through the roof – who wouldn’t want to look like Mrs Bloom?! I’d heard about the buzz surrounding the oil for some time, so I was pretty chuffed when Holland & Barrett sent us some to try – I now can’t believe I’ve never tried it before!
• Hair mask/ conditioner
• A small amount used as a hair oil to add shine and control frizz
• Rubbed into your scalp it can apparently help get rid of dandruff
• A great alternative to cooking oil
• Shave oil
• Hand and cuticle cream
• Make up remover
|it comes in a solid form an melts when warmed up in your hands|
However my favourite use of all is using Coconut oil as a hair mask. I simply take a chunk of oil and apply the oil all over my hair from root to tip, for as long as possible – usually over night (don’t forget to lay a towel over your pillow though) I then simply shampoo it out in the morning. I’ve found that this leaves my hair feeling supper soft, tangle free and just feels incredibly healthy. For me this is better than ANY hair mask I’ve used before and it’s great to know that it’s all natural no nasty chemicals or sulphates! I would HIGHLY recommend trying this if you enjoy hair masks!!
Overall I couldn't recommend coconut oil enough– the tub is huge so it’s going to last a long time, therefore it works out a LOT cheaper than buying separate products. It’s a winner for me and my new wonder hair product.
Are you as mad about coconut oil as me? Do you have other uses to share?
Monday, 6 August 2012
Sunday, 5 August 2012
- I found that this was quite a good colour match for my skin, not perfect but one of the best light shades of BB Cream on the high street.
- Maybelline have 4 shades in their range, which isn't huge but it is pretty good for BB creams.
- SPF 30 is quite impressive.
- Coverage was better than I expected, and I did find it gave me a great even finish.
- My skin did become quite shiny after a few hours, so it might not be the best match for my oily skin.
- I found that it didn't have the longevity that I wanted, by the time I finished work the coverage had disappeared.
Saturday, 4 August 2012
2. Your Subconscious
Mind flitting about all over the place is it? Your subconscious is reminding you that a little bit of FOCUS will go a long way to improving any situation. So, come on! Whatever you know needs to be accomplished, FOCUS on it, stay on track and the results will speak for themselves.
Overall I like the idea of linking the colours to your emotions rather than the colours that you normally like or wear, it's a great way to introduce people to colours that they wouldn't normally of considered, it's a fun gimick on the website.
However when I nipped into my local Lush shop, I was disappointed that the display of the products was pretty ordinary and it was actually quite difficult to tell which product was an eyeliner, mascara, lipstick... The colours do seem very pigmented and vibrant, but I can't justify trying these products out on a whim at £14.50 each.
Have you tried any products from the Emotional Brilliance range at Lush?