Monday, 24 November 2014

WIN A Pair of Clothes Show Live Tickets | GIVEAWAY

A beauty blogger hosts a competition to WIN A Pair of Clothes Show Live Tickets




WIN! WIN! WIN! WIN! WIN!

Tickets to the ultimate fashion & beauty experience for the perfect girls’ day out!


This year I will be attending Clothes Show Live, where I will get to visit the exclusive Bloggers Bar. I cannot wait to see the show this year, they always put on an amazing performance. I'll personally be supporting my favourite clothing brand 304 Clothing, so make sure you stop by their stand.




Clothes Show Live in association with ALCATEL ONETOUCH returns to the NEC Birmingham from 5-9 December 2014. With over 500 leading fashion and beauty brands, non-stop catwalk shows, makeovers, manicures, beauty demonstrations and style advice, it’s the ultimate girl’s day out!



Whether you’re looking to update your wardrobe, fuel inspiration for a career in fashion, or meet your favourite celebrities, prepare to immerse yourself in the world’s largest fashion festival.



Every ticket to the show includes a dedicated seat in the award-winning ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fashion Theatre, in association with Capital FM. Set to the backdrop of New York; prepare to be wowed by a magnificent cast of international models & dancers. See designer collections infused with impressive choreography in this not to be missed showcase of talent. 

This girls’ day out is not to be missed, and here’s how to get your hands on some tickets…  



Now, I have teamed up with Clothes Show Live in association with ALCATEL ONETOUCH to offer ONE LUCKY READER and their "plus one" the chance to attend the year's most prestigious fashion event, absolutely free! 

To be in with a chance of winning these fabulous tickets, enter the Rafflecopter below and leave your contact details in the comment box. A winner will be picked at random and will be contacted to receive your FREE pair of tickets. Tickets are limited to one pair per winner and are valid on Saturday 6th December only. So what are you waiting for ? Enter today!

 


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Friday, 21 November 2014

Charlotte Tilbury | Pillow Talk Lip Cheat

A beauty blogger reviews Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk Lip LinerA beauty blogger reviews Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk Lip LinerA beauty blogger reviews Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk Lip LinerA beauty blogger reviews Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk Lip Liner 
Nude lipliners are my thang. I feel naked without. This one is decadent, expensive and I just love it.

Charlotte Tilbury. What a woman. She has created THE most deliciously, perfect shade of nude there could ever possibly be. Not too pink. Not too brown. Hits the spot.

If you haven't heard of Charlotte Tilbury, you must have been living under a rock. She is one of my ultimate heroes. Everything from her bright red hair, to her ritual of wearing make-up to bed, to that magic cream. Her counter in Selfridges is just: wow. 

She has nailed it. The packaging, the textures, the colours, the price point. THE GLAMOUR.

This lip liner had been on my wish list for quite some time, and I thought screw it, I deserve it. 

Every single time I have posted a picture wearing this, the question would be asked: What IS THAT on your lips? I need it.

Yes, you all need Pillow Talk in your lives. Trust me, until you own this lip liner, there will forever be a void. Velvety rich, long lasting, and most importantly for me, non drying. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat is the key for plump, full looking lips.

£16.00, I know, I know, but I would buy three again tomorrow in a heartbeat.

Now who wants to give me a smooch? I dare ya.

A beauty blogger reviews Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk Lip Liner

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation | The One

A beauty blogger reviews Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
A beauty blogger reviews Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
A beauty blogger reviews Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation




The One.

The one foundation that timelessly comes up in conversations over and over again. It is the heavy weight champion of bases. It falls into every Wish List, every Beauty Recommendation, and every beauty blogger's make-up bag, or so it seems. I honestly believe, I could have left this post as Untitled and simply wrote the words Best Foundation Ever and you would have known even before looking at the photographs. But, is it really that good?

Yes. Yes it is. 

Let me talk you through what happened. I accidentally fell into the Harvey Nichols store in Leeds and laid eyes upon the Giorgio Armani beauty counter. The sales assistant, Jack, had impeccably perfect eyebrows. You can hardly fault me for wanting to talk to him. And so, the inevitable purchase happened. I walked out of that store swinging a little white and grey bag, inside my new, luxury Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation swayed. I felt smug. 

My skin is going to look better than yours. Fact.


A beauty blogger reviews Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

I have dehydrated skin. Foundation, if not, just quite right, will sit in my lines and pores and run off the end of my oily nose. This pretty little base had an awful lot to live up to and had to work on my annoyingly fussy skin. 

Applied with my Crownbrush SS015 Flat Bronzer brush, which is THE best brush for liquid foundation application, my skin looks like a dream. The finish: a semi matte, glowy but not too glowy, medium to full coverage. Applied with fingers, you can create that this is my skin but better, oh so natural finish. 

Admittedly, when I put it on for the first time, I was like is this it, IS THIS ALL YOU GOT? Then it settled onto my skin, and I was like ohmydaysthisstuffisunreal. I basically fell in love. It stays put all day long ladies and gentleman.

It is a luxurious foundation, a spendy £35.50. It's totally worth it. Cheers Giorgio.


A beauty blogger reviews Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
A beauty blogger reviews Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

A Le Couvent Des Minimes Christmas Stocking Giveaway

A beauty blogger holds A Le Couvent Des Minimes Christmas Stocking Giveaway
A beauty blogger holds A Le Couvent Des Minimes Christmas Stocking GiveawayA beauty blogger holds A Le Couvent Des Minimes Christmas Stocking Giveaway
A beauty blogger holds A Le Couvent Des Minimes Christmas Stocking Giveaway


Can you believe we are nearly at the end of November already? Christmas will be upon us in no time. I hope you guys are organised penguins and have already made head way with your shopping lists… I have not even started…

The beautiful team over at Le Couvent Des Minimes have very generously sent me this awesome Christmas stocking* full to the brim of their amazing products - especially for a giveaway! How exciting? I love LOVE love this brand and I am so happy to be hosting this giveaway in the run up to Christmas!

If you are unsure of this brand or have never heard of it before now, then go and read my blog post where I rave all about their Morning Dew perfume and the hand cream is delicious! Made from botanical, natural products and packed with nutrient rich plant oils and floral waters,  I can assure you these guys do not disappoint. 



Included inside this Christmas stocking:


All you need to do to enter is follow the Rafflecopter instructions below! Make sure you follow @LCDMuk on TwitterThis competition is open to the UK only and will be running for two weeks from today.The winner will be picked at random via this widget. Good luck everyone! 



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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Christmas with L'Occitane | Sensual Arlésienne Collection

A beauty blogger reviews Christmas with L'Occitane Sensual Arlésienne CollectionA beauty blogger reviews Christmas with L'Occitane Sensual Arlésienne Collection A beauty blogger reviews Christmas with L'Occitane Sensual Arlésienne CollectionA beauty blogger reviews Christmas with L'Occitane Sensual Arlésienne CollectionA beauty blogger reviews Christmas with L'Occitane Sensual Arlésienne CollectionA beauty blogger reviews Christmas with L'Occitane Sensual Arlésienne Collection










L'Occitane and I, are inseparable at the moment. There isn't one day that goes by without me reaching for something to use from this brand, whether that be my hand cream, a shower gel, a body oil, a scrub, a shampoo...

I recently visited the beautiful store in Covent Garden to check out their Christmas offerings. I promise I did not notice the chocolate brownies and champagne on offer first. Now that would be naughty. The store looked stunning and it certainly kick started my Christmas mood. Every year L'Occitane put together some amazing gift boxes and as I took a peek around the store, I could not help but come back to one collection in particular.


Encompassing inspiration drawn from the Venus of Arles, the Sensual Arlesienne Collection is adorned in a design which focuses on the movement of fabric, the feminine silhouette and of course the female beauty. Featuring the latest fragrance Arlésienne this fragrance carries exciting floral notes that mirror this very story. Full of colour and life, this very sensual and exotic perfume is something entirely different for Christmas, and I absolutely love it. When wearing it I instantly feel very decedent, getting lost in the sandalwood, mandarin and white woods.

This box would make such an amazing gift this Christmas, including not only this unique fragrance, but a shower cream, a beauty milk and a hand cream. The gold tissue paper and ribbon are fabulous finishing touches and really make this box stand out. All for £49.50.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Hi Impact Brows Eye and Brow Palette | The Review

A beauty blogger review of Hi Impact Brows Eye and Brow Palette
A beauty blogger review of Hi Impact Brows Eye and Brow Palette
A beauty blogger review of Hi Impact Brows Eye and Brow Palette A beauty blogger review of Hi Impact Brows Eye and Brow Palette

It is no secret that my eyebrows are my thaaang. Eyebrow products of every shape and size make my eyes light up. I flock to them as a magpie would to sparkly objects. I highly doubt my 'brow wardrobe would ever be complete. Just like a girl can never have enough shoes, you can never have enough brow products.

Hi Impact Brows Eye and Brow Palette* is the latest addition to my collection. I have to be honest and say I have not put this down since receiving it. On choosing just one palette to travel home with this weekend, I chose this one, over my beloved Naked palette. Yes, I went there. 

Packaged in a sturdy, hard plastic casing with a little mirror and applicator, this palette is made up of four highly pigmented, long lasting colours: Charcoal, Mocha (Dark brown), Spice (light brown) and Ash Blonde. What I love about this palette is that you can mix these shades together to customise your perfect tone. They are anti smudge too, so do not panic about accidentally rubbing them off. The one eye brow look has oddly never taken off. 

I have been using the lightest shade, Ash, to fill in the outer areas of my brows, just to add a little definition. Mainly, I actually have been using this palette to create a smokey eye. I love the texture of these shadows and the colour pay off is amazing. I tend to use Ash all over the lid when I want a nice, natural defined socket, but then mix Spice and Charcoal into it when I want a more full  blown smoked out look. 

Overall, really impressed with this little gem. Have you tried anything from this brand before?
  




Thursday, 13 November 2014

#TinyTeaTox with Your Tea | The Review

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Tiny Tea Tox Your Tea 14 Day Tea Tox
Tiny Tea Tox Your Tea 14 Day Tea Tox


I have never before done a detox, of any kind. So when Tiny Tea contacted me to try their 14DAYTEATOX* I was intrigued to see whether this sort of thing would, you know ACTUALLY, work. I have tried and tested this quite a while ago now, and have been meaning to tell you all about my results.

I never really bloat, and I knew one of the main beneficiary factors of this tea-tox is the prevention of bloating. I like to think I look after my body with the food I eat and with the little, albeit rare, exercise I do here and there. So would I have seen a huge difference? 

Firstly, how does it work? The idea is you drink 2-3 teas a day, 30 minutes prior to eating over the course of 14 days. Now, being incredibly forgetful and not at all strict, I actually have a few tea bags left over still which I have been drinking every now and then. So my review is based on when I remembered to actually drink this tea.

The special herbal blend is designed to nourish and cleanse your digestive system you see, restoring it back to it's natural state. Thus it can assist with reducing weight, easing bloating, increasing digestion functionality, improving skin clarity, increasing energy levels and alleviate issues associated with food in-tolerances. The blend has been concocted with Chinese medicinal herbs and principles. Tiny Tea claims to be the only herbal cleanse on the market that does not produce a laxative effect. 

Three days in, 9 tea bags down. I actually began to feel really ill. At the very same time I had started drinking green juices and I had been making every single meal from scratch, only eating vegetables and raw where possible. I figured with doing this tea detox I may as well jump on the health bandwagon completely. This is where I was wrong. I had shocked my body completely and became really poorly, as all of these toxins were leaving my body boosted with rocket fuel. 

On the fourth day, I started to feel SO much better. I found it easier to wake up in the mornings and no where near as lethargic. I am naturally quite slim, falling in at a size 6, and with being so tall, 5ft 11, I have to really watch what I eat. Not in terms of cutting things out, but ensuring I am eating all the time. My  metabolism is crazy fast, and a lot of you may be wishing this for yourselves, but trust me, I am always so so tired, I literally go into a food coma after two or three bites of food. It is not fun. So to drink this tea and discover a whole new boost of energy was just awesome for me. 

In conjunction with drinking this tea, I have been drinking 2-3 litres of water a day and my skin is just so much clearer and my eyes are sparkly again. 

I do believe this tea works, in terms of cleansing your digestive system, but if you are doing this tea and eating junk food 9-5 then what are you even doing it for? You need to nourish your body not just with a two week tea trial, but with everything you eat. 

I am glad I tried out this tea, as it has given me the kickstart I needed to get back on track with looking after myself and treating my body with respect.

My tips for "Detoxing"? Try a tea-tox, buy a juicer, keep a food diary, and just start a little bit of exercise. Small steps.



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