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The Body Shop Goodies

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Last week I was invited to a VIP Event at The Body Shop in Cabot Circus, Bristol. I was lucky enough to pick up some new amazing skincare products.

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you will know how much I love The Body Shop’s skincare range. With this in mind, I jumped at the chance to try out some products and see what I had been missing out on.

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Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

This is one of my new favourites. As somebody who loves to wear makeup, it’s really important that I have a product that will remove every last inch of it before I go to bed. This product works wonders at removing even the toughest waterproof makeup. It even removes Double Wear which is always a struggle.

I also love how soft this leaves your skin feeling. After using this on my face I always feel refreshed and it hasn’t led to any breakouts which is always a bonus.

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Elderflower Unperfumed Cooling Eye Gel

This product is something that I don’t think I would usually pick up, but I am so glad to have purchased it. This eye gel really helps sooth puffy or tired eyes, and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

I love the fact that it’s unperfumed as it guarantees no irritations to your skin. If you’re looking to try out a new eye gel, I would definitely recommend you pick this up.

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Mineral & Ginger Warming Massage Clay Mask

I am always a fan of face masks from The Body Shop and this one has definitely lived up to my expectations. When using this face mask, you get an incredible warming sensation which I love. I used this mask in a hot bath and it is incredible. It states that it’s suitable for all skin types and I have really noticed a reduction in blemishes.

 

I love all of the products I purchased at the event.
It would be great to hear what Body Shop products are your favourite.
xxx

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Barry M – Matte Me Up Lip Kit

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After hearing many reviews on Barry M’s Matte Me Up Lip Kits, it was only right that I tried one out for myself.

I tend to use both lip liners and lipsticks in my everyday makeup routine. Applying both helps you to create a neat finish and also helps the product last longer.  I find lip kits really helpful as they match up the perfect lip liner and lipstick shade for you. The Barry M Lip Kit I chose to buy features both the lip liner and liquid lipstick in the shade Go To.

 

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I love the shade of this product and as the name states, this will definitely be a go to lip product of mine. It’s the perfect shade for every day use and it looks like a dupe of Mac’s Velvet Teddy, which I adore. Using the liner first helps you keep a clean finish to your makeup look.

The liner which comes in the kit is a pencil liner, which I am really impressed with. I much prefer a pencil liner to a plastic coated one, as you are able to get a lot more use from the product by sharpening it.

I wore both products whilst on a Christmas shopping trip this weekend and I am really impressed with the outcome. After stuffing my face at lunch the product did not budge which is great. One thing I would say is that it does start to feel slightly dry after a few hours but if you apply some lip balm, the product should last all day.

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You can see my finished look above. I am really happy with this product and the pricing  is more than half of alternative lip kits such as Kylie Jenner’s. I think for £6.99 you can’t go wrong.

This product is a new favourite of mine and I will definitely be stocking up on some more shades this season.

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Billion Dollar Brows Universal Pencil Review

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I have recently tried out a new brow product which I am really impressed with, so I thought that I would share it with you in hopes that you love it as much as I do.

Throughout the past few years I have tried and tested many brow products, some great and some not so great. One of the main issues I have when finding a brow product is that it seems to be hard to find the perfect shade.

With that in mind, I was excited to try out the Universal Pencil by Billion Dollar Brows, as it states that it is a brow pencil suitable for all hair colours and skin tones.

 

 

The pencil features a spoolie brush on the end which is amazing as it helps you blend the product beautifully. I was so impressed with how easy the product was to apply, with a few light brush like strokes I was able to create the perfect look.

The product is very buildable, which is helpful in creating the right shade and tone to match your hair colour. I also like the fact that the pencil does not need sharpening as it uses a retractable tip pencil.

 

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This is my end result after the using the product. I was pleased to find that the colour did not fade or smudge, leaving me with a natural brows for hours.

If you’re looking to try out a new brow pencil then I would definitely recommend you give this product a try. It can be purchased from the brands site at http://www.billiondollarbrows-uk.com 

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Holographic Glitter Gel Nails

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I absolutely love having my nails done. As my nails are naturally pretty strong and grow really fast, I love to treat myself to a gel or shellac manicure once in a while.

I’ve recently been really disappointed after trying out a new salon which absolutely ruined my nails, not to mention the shellac polish peeling off after just three days! But two weeks ago I had my faith restored when I had this amazing polish put on.

For somebody who loves glitter, this holographic gel polish is literally a dream. I’ve had it on my nails for just over two weeks now and it hasn’t chipped or peeled at all. I am so happy to have finally found somewhere who has decent gel polish.

Did I mention how much I love the glitter?

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Bristol Fashion Week 2016

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This week I was lucky enough to be invited to blog for Bristol Fashion Week. The event was held at The Mall in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol and ran from the 28th September – 2nd October. On arrival each guest was welcomed with a glass of bubbly and a small selection of snacks before being shown to their designated seat.

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The opening show was incredible and with the theme being Military, the range did not disappoint.  The scene featured some fresh fashions from Marks & Spencer, along with bags from Radley London.

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The scene was followed by some amazing new trends, along with Uniform Makeover, a personal favourite of mine. The collection included some great pieces for work, along with some stable winter coats.

The Uniform Makeover collection featured fashion from Marks & Spencer, along with makeup by Bobbi Brown – sporting dark lips and luminous highlighters, along with great hair by G&T in Clifton Village.

There were ten scenes altogether and I absolutely loved them all. One of my favourites  being Gothic– which featured fashion from Coast and menswear from Moss Boss. Black clothing is perfect for any occasion and the amazing atmosphere linked with this produced an unforgettable show.

Another scene I loved would definitely have to be Fairytale. The scene featured some enchanting pieces from Karen Millen, matched with beautiful accessories from Accessorize.

The event ended with a spectacular finale and all guests left with a goody bag full of beauty products, sweets and treats. It was definitely an experience not to be missed.

After leaving the fashion show, I then headed over to Marks & Spencer to attend the blogging event they had prepared for us. The store was decorated with beautiful fairy lights and an enchanting forest theme.

The lovely ladies at Marks & Spencer supplied us with prosecco and delicious snacks throughout the night. We were lucky enough to preview the latest Autumn fashion and were treated to a fabulous nail bar. 

It was great being able to socialise with other bloggers and find out more about what Marks & Spencer has to offer this season.

I had an amazing night at both events and I am so grateful for all the information and goodies which were offered to me. I will definitely be heading over to The Mall in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol to pick up some of the latest fashion pieces featured in Bristol Fashion Week this year.

 

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Estée Lauder Blogging Event – Free Gift For Readers!

 

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Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to an Estée Lauder blogging event at Cribbs Causeway Bristol. The event was held in Scavi & Ray, an elegant prosecco bar found in The Mall Cribbs Causeway.

On arrival we were greeted by our amazing host Karen. She welcomed us in and ensured that we were comfortable and well equipped with mini bottles of prosecco and delicious nibbles. Karen and the women at Estée Lauder also gifted each blogger with an amazing goody bag full of Estée Lauder gifts which I will be reviewing very soon!

Once we were all settled, Karen began explaining to us the history of Estée Lauder. I have used a lot of their products before, but it was really interesting to find out that Estée Lauder was in fact a woman who created the first set of samples for make-up and skincare. Estée Lauder was an inspirational woman and she has definitely made a huge impact in the beauty industry!

After we were all filled in with the knowledge we needed on the brand, Karen began to demonstrate some of the amazing products Estée Lauder has to offer.

My favourite products were those taken from the Genuine Glow range. This range is well suited to a younger audience and is guaranteed to leave your skin looking and feeling gorgeous. The two products I loved trying out the most were the Genuine Glow Eyelighting Creme for Face and Eyes as it makes the perfect highlighter, along with the Reviving Oil Lip Tint. What was amazing about the Lip Tint is how it adapts to suit your skin tone. Several bloggers tried out the product and we each saw the shade change to best suit our complexion.

Once we had watched several amazing demonstrations and tried out some amazing new products, we headed over to the Estée Lauder counter at Boots to be colour matched to a foundation of our choice. We were then able to take a sample of our matched foundation home.

I had such an amazing evening and I couldn’t wait to get home and try out all the products generously gifted to me. I will be reviewing these products in depth very soon!

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Before leaving the event, the women at Estée Lauder wanted to make sure that our readers were also able to benefit from this amazing experience. If you take the voucher below to the Estée Lauder counter in Boots you will be able to receive your own free gift! The voucher is accepted by showing it on your phone, along with in print form. I hope you guys enjoy and I am sure you will love their products as much as I do!

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I would like to thank Karen and all of the Estée Lauder team in Cribbs Causeway for allowing this amazing event to take place. I would also like to show my appreciation for Scavi & Ray for providing us with prosecco all night- you guys are the best!
xox

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My August Lip Product Round Up!

This month I have been totally obsessed with trying out new lip products.
Although I usually tend to stick to traditional lipsticks, I decided to try out some alternatives and I absolutely love them.

I decided to choose my favourite four and show you why I will definitely be keeping them in my makeup bag for September!

Too Faced Melted Metal – Melted Metallic Macaron  £18.00

This liquified metalic lipstick is the perfect texture and colour for a summers day. The texture of this product does not leave your lips feeling sticky, which is always a bonus when looking for lipsticks and glosses.

This lipstick also lasts several hours and you are able to build up a bolder colour if needed. I tend to only use a small amount of the product to gain a light pink shade but if a lot of the product is applied you can gain a bright pigmented pink colour.

 

 

MAC Lusture – See Sheer    £15.50

This lipstick is one of MAC’s classics. I love the coral tones of this product and also how it lasts throughout the whole day. Although the price is higher than some drugstore brands, you will be sure to find that the texture and tone of this product is totally worth it.

 

 

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer – Tranquility    £3.00

Not only is the price of this product amazing, but this matte lipgloss is the perfect dupe for the Kylie Matte Lip Kits. I love the texture of this lip lacquer, along with the fact that it sure to stay on throughout the day. With this product only costing £3.00 it would be rude not to try it out!

 

 

NYX Lingerie – Exotic £6.50

This matte lip gloss is similar to the MUA Luxe product previously mentioned, but I feel that the quality is much better as it does not leave your lips feeling dry and cracked. This product still has the same lasting effect as other high street matte lip glosses, but I feel that the texture and application of this product allows it to the be the best budget matte lip gloss.

The colour is a little darker than the other products I have chose this month, but it is my go-to lip gloss when I am going out of a meal or cocktails in the evening.

 

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this review.
It would be great to hear which products you are loving this month!

xox