Sunday, 26 April 2015

the desperate kingdom of love ♥

I have said it before and I will still say it again - if I had to have only one beauty product on my face, it would have to be false lashes. I have always struggled with my real lashes - they are short and very hard to work with. That's why I love wearing false ones, I have finally learned how to apply them properly (it used to take me ages!) and I now know what styles suit me. I personally think I suit lighter, fluttery lashes - the heavy, thicker styles can look too harsh on my eyes but it took me a few years to figure this out! Now, I have been recently using a range called Invogue lashes* - there are quite a few different styles in their collection but my favourite has to be these three. They are perfect for creating that "lash extension" effect and it creates subtle length without being too intense. The lash styles are perfect for my eye shape and when I applied them to my eyes I found they were so easy to stick on. I usually use Eylure glue simply because I prefer white glue because it gives me an indication whether the lashes are ready to be applied, but I still found the Invogue glue really easy to use and it kept my lashes on all night. I think that lashes are getting quite pricey lately, £5 on one pair of lashes is pretty expensive if you wear false lashes every weekend, so £3.49 is pretty amazing! I really recommend trying these lashes if you have just started using them or if you wear lashes non stop like me. Have you used Invogue lashes before? 10/10 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

the games that play us ♥

At the end of March, I was lucky enough to attend the Bourjois launch of their new Spring collection. From lip glosses to brow pencils - the new Bourjois range has it covered. As I arrived at The Edition Hotel, I was taken to the penthouse suite (one of the nicest hotels I have ever stepped into!) and I was introduced to the new Aqua Laque range, which includes 8 new shades which are designed to give you glossy lips without feeling too heavy. I was also show their brow, foundation, mascara and nail collections. I recently did a review on the La Laque nail collection in my previous post, but I will also be going through the other products over the next few days. It is hard to pick a favourite product from this collection - I can't wait to show you the results and swatches from the products! What is your must have Bourjois product? 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

to wish impossible things ♥

Today it officially feels like spring, I am loving the sunshine and I am now reaching for some new spring shades! Bourjois will be launching a new range called La Laque*, Which means they give your nails shine, colour and durability. We all know my pet hate is doing my nails, I am simply awful but I love using Bourjois shades, there is something so easy and simple about their formula. You don't need to be a trained nail tech to use their shades - they really do what they say on the tin. The four shades I have been trying out over the past few weeks are called 1. White Spirit 3. Orange Outrant 5. Are You Reddy? and 12. Ni Vernis Bleu. The La Laque range pretty much covers all your spring needs this season - whether you love coral peach shades or deep turquoise - you will find a shade from Bourjois. I found that the application was really easy and it dried really quickly even if I applied it slightly thick. My favourite shade has to be White Spirit - for me, spring is all about fresh colours and you can't get any fresher than a crisp white! There will be 12 different shades coming out in May so keep your eyes peeled in Boots and Superdrug ;) What is your favourite shade for spring? 

Friday, 3 April 2015

ambre solaire ♥

Okay, so I am officially excited that Michelle Keegan is a brand ambassador for Garnier - Michelle is definitely one of my top beauty crushes so I love that she can now give more interviews about her routine and give me some summer inspiration! I have always been a huge fan of Garnier tan, I went to a launch with the lovely James Harknett a few years ago so I was able to see why Garnier tan is perfect for clumsy tanners like myself! It has a lovely formula and is super easy to apply. When asked about why Michelle wanted to be a Garnier spokesmodel, she replied "Garnier Ambre Solaire has been my favourite go to self-tanner for years, as it takes care of my skin while providing a natural looking tan with a healthy glow. It’s easy to use and is available in a range of shades and formats, there really is something for anyone who is after a sun-kissed streak free tan. To become a spokesmodel for Garnier Ambre Solaire is an honour. Garnier is a brand that I’ve grown up with and I’ve always admired the Garnier tag line of ‘Take Care’. It’s in line with my own values of taking care of myself with a healthy lifestyle inside and out with innovative skincare products". I wanted to do this post just because it will be Garnier's 80 year anniversary soon so I can't wait to see what new products they have in store! What do you think of Michelle being the new ambassador for Garnier? You can see their full tanning range here 

all the glitters ♥

With the new Cinderella film just being launched into cinemas, it has got me thinking about sparkly, shiny things! I don't think I treat myself to enough jewellery if I'm honest, I keep things pretty plain but there is something about bold, gems that always keeps me amazed. Jewellery can completely transform an outfit and add instant glamour - whether you wear ten rings or a simple statement necklace, it really is the cherry on the top. I found the website Gemondo to be exactly the right kind of cherry for me - they have such beautiful collections and when I went through their site earlier, I had to pick out my favourite pieces! You can see the full collections here - I can't believe what an amazing range they have, even if you prefer subtle pieces of jewellery they have designs to suit everyone! What is your favourite piece from my wish list? 
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