Tuesday, 28 May 2013
The words 'cream eyeshadow' create a vision of terror in most female's minds, the thought of heavily creased lids and patches missing isn't exactly an ideal image... Until now! Benefit have created the perfect 'creaseless' cream eyeshadow that promises a clean, just applied look all day long!
In Benefit's usual quirky and beautiful packaging, the shadow comes in it's own little pot with a relatively generous amount of product. It's nice and wide so you can get your finger in there for application.
The colours I tried were R.S.V.P and Bikini-Tini, two pale but super-shimmery colours that are great for summer. I blended the two together in the picture above. I did wear both colours all day long last week and me being me, forgot to take a before and after photo, although I can inform you that I was crease-free in the evening, phew.
In ten beautiful, shimmering shades Creaseless Cream Shadow is £15.50 from Benefit.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Decléor is one of those super luxury brands that you'd expect to find in an expensive hotel bathroom. So for them to bring out a BB Cream, a staple of anybody's make up bag, the brand becomes much more accessible. With a modest price tag of £29, you're paying for quality with Decéor, let me tell you.
BB Creams are the perfect way to start off your make up routine. I like to use it after applying a moisturiser, follow with your BB cream and then your foundation base. You can however, go for a lighter option and simply apply the BB cream all by itself. It's got a good enough coverage to hide your flaws but also not be heavy on your skin.
The Hydra Floral Multi-Protection BB Cream 24hr Moisture Activator (wow, what a mouthful!) is scented with Decléor's Hydra Floral fragrance, which speaks for itself... floral!
To add a touch of elegance to your cosmetic collection with Decléor!
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Everyone needs a perfect pair of jeans, whether it's to laze around the house in or to dress up for a night out, 3 pairs of the most versatile piece of fashion apparel could be yours from Armani Exchange.
The 'Power Stretch Jeans' come in eight beautiful colours and are a new addition to the label's Summer 2013 collection, they are available to buy in store for £68.
But why pay if you don't have to? Armani Exchange is giving 10 lucky UK winners the chance to bag 3 pairs all for themselves! All you have to do to enter is visit your local Armani Exchange store where there is no purchase necessary! You only have until May 28th though, so hurry!
Find your local A|X store here.
Monday, 13 May 2013
As you've all probably heard by now, Versace is relaunching it's youngest label Versus this week with a fresh new look. The collection will be revealed on Wednesday 15th May to a select few industry insiders, celebrities and high profile fashion bloggers... (Hey Donatella! Our invite must have gotten lost in the post?)
Donatella herself is hosting a special online 'Hangout' on Google+ this coming Tuesday at 9pm to celebrate the brand's much cooler new image. The event will be shown live from her New York showroom and will feature sneak peeks of the brand's latest collection. The hangout on air will be hosted by Jay Strut and will feature influential bloggers and models from around the world.
You can watch the announcement made on YouTube below and click here to join the group on Google+.
Monday, 22 April 2013
Good old Stumbleupon has tantalised my fashion receptive taste buds once again! Whilst having a late-night browse over the weekend, I was directed to one of the most amazing online jewellery stores, Unexpected Expectancy.
As soon as the homepage loaded, I was greeted with a diver's helmet pendant and delicate infinity symbol ring; I knew this was going to be my new go-to site for accessorising.
Owner Kaleigh Friend, based in the US is celebrating four years of being in business this year. Not surprising that she is doing remarkably well when she is selling these kinds of heart warming trinkets.
Her current lookbook, which are the images displayed throughout this post is from the Late Winter collection, so we should expect a new one soon with the upcoming summer season! I personally can't wait to see what new treasures will appear on the website...
All images courtesy of Unexpected Expectancy.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Since Collection rebranded in early 2012, they have brought out so many amazing products that we would have never expected from them before. They're really catching on to beauty trends that allow us to create catwalk looks at reasonable prices. I had a play around with an eyeshadow palette, a mascara and a lip pen and I was remarkably impressed with the quality of them.
The palette above contains two powder colours and a pale cream with added shimmer. You can apply the shadow first or last depending on whether you want a glossy eye look or matte with shimmer. I decided to use all three and build up a smokey eye look.
The Killer Curves mascara was great to work with. It gives your longer lashes that really curl right up without being clumpy. It has amazing staying power and doesn't come off until you're ready.
Colour Pout is a lip pen that gives you a vibrant shade and allows for precision application with it's 'felt tip' style nib. The colour isn't as resilient as other lip pens I have tried, but with it's great tasting flavour you don't mind reapplying often!
I'd recommend trying some of Collection's latest offerings, it's not very often you get quality and price under the same umbrella. Visit your local Boots store or shop online.
Sunday, 14 April 2013
I got a real bargain at TK Maxx the other day, I had to share it with you. I managed to pick up a tub of the most amazing scented body cream by none other than the late Jane Packer. When I saw the £2.99 sticker I knew I had a bargain, but little did I know this stuff retails at £25. I shall apply sparingly.
Jane was a celebrated British florist who expanded into fragrance and beauty products as well as an impeccable selection of giftware. You can visit her online shop here.