Friday, 10 October 2014

Rimmel Provocalips: Everything proof lipstick!

 Rimmel Provocalips in 'Kiss Me You Fool'; 'Play With Fire'; 
'Little Minx'; 'Dare To Pink', £6.99 each.

 I think I've found my perfect lipstick... It's life-proof. And you can buy it on the high street... Ladies and gents, this is wear proof, kiss proof, food proof, coffee cup proof... Lipstick overs REJOICE. Thank you, Rimmel, thank you lipstick gods. Introducing Provocalips, which launched last week. I've been itching to get my mitts on these and they've exceeded every expectation I had. It's an intensely pigmented liquid lipstick on one end that finishes matte then a gloss on the other end to add shine and prolong wear. These will last all day and all night without the need to touch up or fix the smudges.

I have four of the six shades available. The other few shades were brown-nudes and didn't really appeal to my bright side, so I went for a bright red, raspberry pink, a deep wine red and a pale pink. 'Kiss Me You Fool' is pretty much your classic pillar box red. There's no bleeding with the colour, so you can keep the slick red lip for longer. 'Little Minx' is a bright raspberry pink that has a blue undertone so should suit most. 'Play With Fire' is a deep wine red, similar to the matte Kate Moss lipstick in 107 that so many people loved! Again, no colour bleeding or transferring - your coffee cup is safe! Finally something a little more subtle is 'Dare To Pink', a warm neutral pink. This one looks best with the gloss on top, its the only colour out of these four that you can see creasing a little. I found just keeping it topped up with gloss prolonged wear and made my lips look a little more alive! 

The formula isn't drying at all and because the wear is so good, if your lips do feel a little dry you can add a bit of balm on top. To get the best results, I outline my lips with the end of the applicator then fill in. After it's dried, I pop the gloss on top or skip that if I'm going for a full on matte lip. I carry one around with me but don't need to top it up at all!

(L-R) 'Kiss Me You Fool'; 'Play With Fire';
'Little Minx'; 'Dare To Pink'.

I've included swatches of these one so you can see how wonderfully intense the colours are. They are all without the gloss on top except for 'Dare To Pink' so you can see the intensity of the colour! I cannot emphasise enough how amazing the wear time on these lipsticks are - it's insane! It exceeds six hours, and I'm not ashamed to say I woke up after a night out and my lipstick still looked perfect in the morning.... 

Get yours from Boots and Superdrug for £6.99 each.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Icebreaker Movies!

After reading my First Year Survival guide, I hope you're all settling into university with your new flatmates! I worked with Music Magpie to create an easy peasy guide to the best films to watch with your new pals. There's nothing better to chill out after the busy few weeks of freshers than to sit down to a movie night in. So grab the blankets, popcorn and cookies and check out my top five films you should sit down to first! 

*This content is sponsored. The infographic was created by
Music Magpie and the content written by myself, and the movies
were picked by me!

Monday, 6 October 2014

#LushChristmas - The most wonderful range of the year!

Last week I was lucky enough to go to a bloggers party at the Lush store in Coventry to check out their new range of Christmas products. Every year Lush always come up with the most wonderful products for the festive season. There's a few firm favourites that are back this year with some very exciting new additions...

Everyone has their favourite products from Lush so you'll be pleased that many are returning this year. Luxury Lush Pud bath ballistic has had a bit of a pop-disco make over, and has a lavender scent, perfect for a relaxing bath. Golden Wonder has also returned, in all it's seven layered glory! Father Christmas Bath Ballistic has changed scents this year, and now smells like snow fairy (I am not complaining...) He's still red and green for a festive themed bath!

More bubble bars coming home for Christmas include The Christmas Penguin - who is the cutest little bath buddy. Your Snow Fairy favourites are back with Magic Wand and Candy Mountain which has added sparkle!

Here are some of my favourite new additions to the Christmas bath range. Dashing Santa is inspired by the charity Santa run and is a fun bath ballistic with a citrus scent. Butterbear is the most adorable bath ballistic ever. He smells like cocoa and has a little cocoa button nose - Christmas' answer to Ickly Baby Bot! The glittery silver bubblebar is Holly Go Lightly and will turn your bath water green and glittery and smelling of festive spices! Northern Lights is probably one of my favourite from the bath range. The ends fizz away first and then the centre leaves a pretty froth on top of the water scattered with stars. It's a gorgeous relaxing scent for a bath! 

Lord of Misrule definitely creates a very impressive bath - the outside fizzes away to reveal the centre which turns the bath water wine coloured. It contains patchouli and black pepper oil which gives it quite an earthly scent. It also has popping candy in it to make it all the more magical! Drummers Drumming has a similar premise to the magic wand in that it's reusable - you swish it around the bath like a crazy thing then leave it to dry ready for your next bath. It turns the bath water a pretty gold colour with a few delicate bubbles on top with a beautiful zesty scent.

Do you wanna build a snowman? Now you can, in the bath! Lush have brought out some FUN that contains the colours you need to make a snowman. You can use it as a soap, bubble bar, shower gel and shampoo after you've made it into a whatever you wish! I love the sweet scented gold fun from last year, but this is just the cutest!

I've saved some of my favourite things until last. The soap and shower gels are amazing this year!! Snow Fairy is back and will always be my favourite. Rose Jam smells like... Well, roses but this time has added argan oil like Ro's Argan Body Conditioner to make your skin feel silky soft. Then we have So White, which smells like crisp apples and has a silvery shimmer to it. Hot Toddy smells like Christmas spices so will really get you in the Christmas mood. My favourite soaps from the range are Fairy Ring - look how sweet the full soap is!!! It contains mushrooms which are apparently good for your skin. It has a very subtle scent which isn't so Chirstmassy but still lovely. Then Reindeer Rock, which smells much like snow fairy and is very soft and pink... How sweet are the engraved reindeers? Yog Nog is one hundred per cent my new favourite product from Lush and I'd happily buy a whole soap... it smells like fudge and yogurt and Christmassy and just so SO LOVELY I can't even use words to describe. Just go into a store and smell it.

Apologies for the wordy-photo heavy post, but I hope I've got you excited about the Christmas range! It's in stores now so you can go and buy it or check out the full range online. Thank you to Lush Coventry for having us and entertaining us with bubbles, baths and lovely chatter with some lovely bloggers! xo

Monday, 29 September 2014

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fibre Lashes

 Younique Moodstruck 3D Fibre Lashes* launch on October 1st 2014

Hands up who's still on the hunt for a perfect lash product that gives length and volume? I know I still am... However, launching on October 1st, is a new product from Younique claiming to be your new best friend for your eye lashes - easier than false lashes but better than a mascara. I've been putting it to the test to give you my verdict!

Younique 3D Fibre Lashes constitutes of two products - the transplanting gel and the natural fibres. After applying one layer of your normal mascara, you apply a layer of the gel, then brush on the fibres, then seal with the gel. I love the fluttery effect this gives and the length it adds. It's so easy to use and doesn't flake during the day but still comes off very easily with make up remover. I've been using this for nights out and building it up in two or three layers for maximum impact.

A great product worth adding to your make up bag of tricks. This launches on October 1st and I will update this post when I get details of pricing and where to buy!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Gemini Fashion AW14 blogger photo shoot

I was invited by the lovely team at Gemini Fashion to go to their store in Stratford-upon-Avon for the day to shoot some photos for their AW14 range. It was such a fun day and I got to spend it with two lovely ladies whom you may recognise - Steph from Stephanie Dreams and Holly from i2style. Gemini are based in Stratford-upon-Avon and sell a range of clothing brands such as French Connection and Sandwich through their shop and website. Just a warning, it's a photo heavy post, but I wanted to share everything with ya!