Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Rimmel London Wonder'full Wake Me Up Mascara | Video Plus Behind The Scenes #WakeUpWithRimmel

Beauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up MascaraBeauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up MascaraBeauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up Mascara
Beauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up Mascara
Beauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up MascaraBeauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up Mascara
Beauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up MascaraBeauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up Mascara
Beauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up Mascara
Beauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up Mascara
Beauty blogger Zoe Newlove films a video with Rimmel for the New Wake Me Up Mascara


I am so excited to sit down and write this post. I have some awesome news to share with you guys! Last month, I was invited down to London, to film a video with the one and only Rimmel London. I was so incredibly nervous and overwhelmed by this opportunity, none of which would be possible without this blog of mine (and YouTube channel). So before I waffle on, I would just like to thank YOU guys for always supporting me and reading my blog, as without you, this would not have happened to me.

So, on the day, it was all hush, hush. I could not talk about what I was filming at the time, which was so hard by the way, but now I can happily reveal Rimmel London have launched an amazing, brand new mascara called Wonder'full Wake Me Up mascara. The Wake Me Up mascara, has a precision brush and has been specially formulated to energise and wake up your eyes, containing vitamins and cucumber extract. Not only will you look awake, but your lashes will feel awake too. No clumping, just eye opening definition and a lift from root to tip. Kate Moss bagged the TV commercial I am afraid, I was just too busy so I had to turn it down – he he he – I joke, I joke. But yes, the supermodel herself is the ambassador for this mascara, how cool!

I for one always struggle waking up, this time of year especially because hay fever ruins my eyes every morning, so to find a mascara that helps to freshen you up is just brilliant.

The location for the video was a beautiful Georgian style house in London, I could have spent the entire day exploring all of the rooms. However, I spent most of the day in bed as you can see from the photos above. The idea of the video was to demonstrate how this mascara fits into your morning wake-up routine. Rolling around in bed may sound fun, but I was surrounded by cameras and lights being continuously directed. I definitely need to work on my acting skills that is for sure. I get incredibly nervous filming for my own channel, in a room by myself, never mind a room full of people. I am so proud of myself for doing this though, as it was so far out of my comfort zone and I may have never gotten the opportunity again had I turned it down. 

The gang from Catch Digital, team Rimmel London and the filming crew were absolutely wonderful to work with and looked after me all day long. I had the best time getting all of the shots for the video and now I am so excited to share the full video with you guys. I watched it for the first time this morning and I cannot believe that I actually did this. It doesn't feel real, you know?


I hope you enjoy it, I cannot wait to hear what you think! See full campaign here.


Monday, 11 May 2015

The 25 Going on 26 Birthday Wish List

Beauty blogger writes a post on her birthday wish list including Olympus Pen camera, Jo Malone, Macaroons, Charlotte Tilbury make-up, and Sweaty Betty leggings

Currently enjoying my final days as a 25 year old. Boo, hoo. I have no idea why, but I am absolutely dreading hitting the ripe old age of 26. It just sounds so old. I also feel there will be an added pressure upon me in regards to getting engaged, babies, marriage, a mortgage... 

I don't feel quite ready for any of that just yet. I still want to travel and explore, and somehow miraculously save pennies at the same time. So with all this looming, my birthday being this upcoming Friday, I decided to have a look at some pretty little things that would cheer me up and hopefully put in the birthday spirit.



Oh and of course, birthday cake! I must always have birthday cake. 


Friday, 8 May 2015

Skincare | Limited Edition Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser

Beauty blogger reviews the Limited Edition Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser Beauty blogger reviews the Limited Edition Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser
Beauty blogger reviews the Limited Edition Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser

It is rare I get excited over a moisturiser. Cleansers, serums, an eye cream maybe, but moisturisers never seem to hit the spot, you know? My dehydrated skin is a nightmare. Some mornings it may look normal, but then half way through the day my make-up has slid off. Other days my skin soaks up everything in site, foundation sinking into the pores minute by minute. I can count my favourite moisturisers on one hand, which is a sad story for a beauty blogger. 

Well, hold the bus, when I was sent the Limited Editions Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser to try, it was like all my skincare prayers had been answered. I know, I know, that is a fairly dramatic statement, however, if like me you struggle to find the perfect moisturiser, finding a ruddy good one is a mind blowing moment. 

So, this is apparently a cult product, one that I have clearly been missing out on. The limited edition packaging is 25ml bigger than the usual size (for just £2 more) and the lid is adorned with coffee beans. I just loooove everything about this moisturiser right the way from the orange tub, to the gorgeous fragrance, lightweight texture and energising results. 

I like to apply this as part of my morning skincare routine to awaken my tired face and to boost hydration levels. Completely oil free, this moisturiser is like a drink for your skin, a tidal wave of skin boosting properties including Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean. I just love how it feels, gentle and soothing, and not at all overpowering.  

This has rapidly nudged it's way to the No.1 spot in my all-time favourite moisturiser list. I definitely need to stock up on these pretty limited edition pots whilst I can. Available now from Origins Counters and Boots. 



Thursday, 7 May 2015

Make-up | KIKO Cosmetics Modern Tribes Collection

Beauty blogger reviews the new KIKO Cosmetics Modern Tribes CollectionBeauty blogger reviews the new KIKO Cosmetics Modern Tribes Collection
Beauty blogger reviews the new KIKO Cosmetics Modern Tribes Collection
Beauty blogger reviews the new KIKO Cosmetics Modern Tribes Collection
Beauty blogger reviews the new KIKO Cosmetics Modern Tribes Collection
Beauty blogger reviews the new KIKO Cosmetics Modern Tribes Collection
Beauty blogger reviews the new KIKO Cosmetics Modern Tribes Collection


Kiko Cosmetics, without fail always bring out amazing make-up collections, and the latest Modern Tribes collection is no disappointment. Without a doubt, the stand out piece for me is the Maxi Essential Bronzer. The packaging is so unique, a gorgeous wooden box, with a great sized mirror inside and a magnetic close. Definitely a Summer essential, I can see this being taken on holidays and packed in my beach bag for sure. The colour of the bronzer is a little to dark currently for my skintone, and can come off as a bit "orangey" but when I eventually, eventually, get a tan this will  be a really flattering colour. 

I love the Graphic Ritual Kajal Eyeliner in Savanna Violet*, such a pretty shade and insanely makes my eyes stand out. I love playing around with different coloured eyeliners, it is nice to step away from bog standard black. This can be used inside and outside the eye, and I found once it had "set" it did not crease or smudge. 

The Dawn Till Dusk Buildable Mascara* is okay, I didn't find it to be very dark - my lashes are so blonde so it is noticeable if a mascara is not highly pigmented. Saying this, considering this is indeed a Summer collection, I don't want a heavy mascara and this would therefore be great for taking on holiday. It builds well without clumping, keeping nice separation and definition. 

I was most impressed by the Free Spirit Lips and Cheeks Pencil*. I am very wary of products that can be used both on the lips and cheeks, as you tend to find the formula to be too greasy or too shiny to be used on the cheeks - a lot smudge and slide around, ruining the base beneath. These however, are PERFECT. I am in love with the pinky shade Typical Dahlia, which I am wearing in the photograph above, on top of the bronzer. My lips are very dry so I found as an all over lip colour it was a little too matte, but worked perfectly as a blush. Crayons are great space saving products, instead of carrying a powder palette that could smash and a brush to match, a pencil slides in your make-up bag and you can just apply and blend with your fingers. 

The most unusual addition to the collection is the Modern Tribe Face Brush*. Now I work for a make-up brush company and never have I seen a brush this shape. Surprisingly, it works really well with the bronzer and is incredibly soft. It is supposed to be ergonomically cut to help sculpt your face, which is pretty clever. The gold ferrule gives it an edge of luxury which I really like.

I had so much fun photographing this collection and I am looking forward to taking it away with me to Mallorca in a few weeks time.

What stands out in this collection to you? Will you be buying any of this new make-up?  

*PR SAMPLES

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Beauty Tools | FOREO Luna Mini Review

A beauty blogger reviews the Magenta FOREO Luna Mini
A beauty blogger reviews the Magenta FOREO Luna Mini
A beauty blogger reviews the Magenta FOREO Luna Mini

The days of simply washing your face with a flannel and hot water are with us no more, well not for me anyway. I will jump at the chance to test any new gadget or beauty tool that not only speeds up the cleansing process, but enhances it too. It is a running joke in my family how much attention I give my skincare routine and they mock me for spending "hours" in the bathroom. I would just like to point out, I do not spend hours in the bathroom, I just like to ensure my face is nice and clean, okay? Furthermore, with my new bright magenta FOREO Luna Mini* enabling me to clean my face in just a minute, no one can complain that I am hogging the bathroom. 

Firstly, I absolutely love the sleek, modern design of this beauty tool and the size is perfect to carry around whilst travelling – extremely lightweight and small in size. If you are not a fan of pink, not to worry, there are a range of colours available including grey, purple and blue.

You can use this with absolutely any cleanser, I have been testing it out with my Antipodes Juliet Skin Brightening Cleanser, and it just works so, so well. Looking at the FOREO you would not expect it to be so soft, it looks quite hard and stiff, but actually once you turn it on, the smooth silicone touch points are so gentle on the skin and glide across each area with ease. As well as removing make-up, it unclogs pores and removes dead skin cells. I like to remove my make-up first with a micellar water or cleansing milk, and then use the FOREO for my deep, second cleanse.

In comparison to that of my Clarisonic or Magnitone, it is by far, more gentle, making this ideal for those of you with sensitive skin. I actually prefer using this to my facial cleansing brushes, simply because I love how kind it is to my skin and for those days where I want to feel that little bit “cleaner” I will then exfoliate using a microdermabrasion, or simply a hot flannel and cleansing balm.

For me the key selling point here, is the fact you do not need interchangeable brush heads. My Clarisonic has been sat collecting dust simply because I haven’t had chance to pick up a new head. With the FOREO you simply wash away any dirt from the silicone head – making this much more hygienic. One full charge allows up to 300 uses too, how amazing is that?

At £99 this is great value for money and I would actually pick this up over any cleansing facial brush for sure. My skin is far healthier looking, I have had no break outs from using it and my time in the bathroom has easily been halved. You can pick this up from Look Fantastic now and get free next day delivery! 

*PR SAMPLE