Friday, 5 February 2016

Dehydrated Skin Saviours

Beauty blogger Zoe Newlove recommends dehydrated skincare saviours from clinique, derma, antipodes, melvita and weleda

For those of you who also belong in the Dehydrated Skin Club, then this post is for you. Not sure what your skin type is? Usually dehydrated skin feels slightly tight after cleansing, if not immediately spritzed with a hydrating toner. It is also prone to an oily t-zone due to your skin dying of thirst. I also find I get the odd blemish or hormonal break out but this is not strictly down to having the D-Skin type. Your skin may in fact look and feel normal,  and only when you apply your make-up and see that it sinks into every pore and line do you realise that indeed, you are dehydrated. So lovely isn't it?

I figured it would be useful to put together a selection of the skincare I reach for during the particularly parched times. 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

L'Oreal Paris #SculptSchool with Mario Dedivanovic.

beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic

I have met Mario Dedivanovic. I was in the same room as the man behind the Kardashian's classic make-up look. The man who brought contouring back to life and took the make-up industry by storm. The reason you, yes you, are obsessed with contouring is because of him. Whether you love it or hate it, are a professional at the technique, or look like you have rolled in mud - either way the words contouring will have left your lips more than once over the last 12 months. 

Make Up By Mario had the most unreal presence, for someone whom is constantly elevated by the celebrities of Hollywood, he seemed so unbelievably grounded and had a brilliant sense of humour. Opening up to the room he announced "this is my first time contouring someone's face". Brought up in the beauty industry, with his mother being a part of the L'Oreal family for over 20 years, make-up  may as well have been genetically embedded into his veins. No wonder he is such a genius.
Effortlessly, during the L'Oreal Sculpt School, he transformed a beautiful model's skin into naturally defined and sculpted chic. He made it look so easy. And that is the point, Mario wants you all to know that contouring is easy, it's not supposed to be difficult, with a zillion different layers and levels to work through. The New L'Oreal Sculpt range has been designed specifically to ensure you too can discover how simple this time old technique actually is meant to be. Read on and prepare to fall in love with L'Oreal Paris all over again. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

How Many Chemicals Do We Put On Our Skin?

How Many Chemicals Do We Put On Our Skin?  Zoe Newlove Musings

Something a little different today folks, some food for thought. Bare with me. 

I say it time and time again, but the beauty products I try to use on a regular basis,  are mainly natural and/or organic certified. Why? This way I am limiting the number of dangerous chemicals my skin can absorb. The big C word is thrown around like the simple flu these days, and I will do everything I  realistically can to keep my body healthy. So avoiding nasty chemicals is high up on my to do list - have you ever turned your products over and read the ingredient list? Without going into too much detail as to which chemicals are bad and which ones are regarded as safe - I don't want to open  up that can of worms just yet folks - I thought I would write down a list of all the products I use daily, just to try and be more aware of what I am actually opening my body up to. 

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

A Charlotte Tilbury Haul.

Beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews her Charlotte tilbury haul including dolce vita eyeshadow palette

Who doesn't love Charlotte Tilbury? I think every beauty blogger, if not every single girl, dreams of owning the entire Tilbury collection. Have you visited the new Covent Garden store yet? If you are ever in London and get the chance, it is something not to be missed. I could spend hours in there playing with all the beautiful make-up. For Christmas my lovely Momma Bear and sisters kindly bought me all of these lovely bits and I thought it was about time I shared them with you guys too. 

Monday, 1 February 2016

002 The Equipment

Beauty blogger zoe newlove adds to her photography series discussing the blogging equipment essentials

How ironic that for a photography post I had issues uploading my photos.... 

Nevertheless, here it is, as promised. Round two of The Photography Series. Catch up on my first instalment here if you have no idea what I am talking about. For those who have been waiting for part two, this week I am discussing the equipment I use - from lens to the editing software. Please don't be shy, feel free to pick my brains on here in the comment section or over on Twitter. 

+ The Main Camera
+ The Camera for On The Go
+ Accessories
+ Lighting
+ Wish List