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!

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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!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Dark florals

Primark Jumper
H&M Skirt
Topshop Slip ons
Zara bag
Ray Ban Erika sunglasses*

My favourite thing about my co-ord set is that I can mix and match the pieces with things I already have in my wardrobe making it all the more versatile! I decided to go with the skirt and jumper combo as the weather is still a little cool in the morning but warms up throughout the day - I love autumn! The jumper isn't anything special just a cheap one from Primark but I love how the print on the skirt jazzes it up a little. still can't get enough of of my Topshop Croc slip ons, they are brill! Considering buying a back up pair! 

I'm back in Birmingham now, after a wonderfully long summer! It's a busy week for me, I'm helping to move the freshers in over the weekend - can't believe that was me this time last year! It's so nice to be back though, it's my second home. Living in a house is a little different this year but we shall see what it brings!

Hope you're having a good week! xo 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Things I'm loving #2

I've been trying lots of new things recently (a result of pay day and blogger perks...) so I thought it was time to do a new 'lovin' post! There's some real gems in this little lot, with some I'll definitely add into the can't-live-without category.

L'OREAL ELVIVE EXTRAORDINARY OIL, £9.99 I bought this as my other bottle of hair oil was running out, and I am so obsessed with it already. I've been using it for a week and my hair is loving it. You can use it on wet or dry hair for a real nourishing boost. My hair is in quite good condition at the moment but this just assists in maintaining that, especially after a trip to the hairdressers for my blond-ing! This contains flower oils as opposed to argan, but this makes it a little more budget friendly and I think it's one of the best oils on the high street.

REVLON COLORSTAY GEL ENVY NAIL POLISH, £6.99 There's finally a long lasting polish that lives up to claims... This is a brand new range from Revlon which offers the intense colours and wear that the gel manicures are famous for but with the option to chop and change your colours more often. This the shade 'Pocket Aces' and I have a few more from the collection but this is a gorgeous summer colour (still clinging on to the sun!) I wore this for five days and there was very minor tip wear, with a shine and finish still as fresh as the day I painted my digits. I LOVE the formula. It's worth picking up the diamond top coat with these too, as it's specially formulated and assists in stopping those chips!

REVLON COLORSTAY MOISTURE STAIN, £7.99 I reviewed these beautiful lip products the other week, and the shade 'Miami Fever' has become a little love of mine! It's a beautiful bright orange-red that looks so slick and glamorous on. Bonus that it matches the nail polish too... Revlon you are on fire right now.

THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN C MICRODERMABRASION SCRUB, £14.00 I was in dire need of a new face scrub that wasn't drying or stripped the hell out of my skin. After a bit of bloggy research I came across this from TBS, which is actually one of their best sellers, so I decided to give it a whirl. You use it only twice a week, as it's quite rough. It has a gorgeous zesty scent and you can really feel it scrubbing away as you gently work a little amount into your skin. My skin feels amazing afterwards. SO soft, so clean, so FRESH. My blackheads also retreat when I use this. Definite skincare staple.

THE BODY SHOP BRUSH ON RADIANCE*, £14.00 If you're a 'glow-getter' (he he he) then this is definitely for you! AH it's like potted sunshine. A selection of coloured pearls with light diffusing particles this gives the most gorgeous glow to cheek bones and anywhere you brush it - without making you look like a walking glitter ball. LOVE. IT.

THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN E AQUA SORBET, £12.00 Another Body Shop product worth mentioning that I am obsessed with is this lovely moisturiser. I like a light moisturiser for my combination skin that still hydrates, but this combo can often be hard to stumble upon. This is your answer! It's light and fresh but still hydrates the skin all day. It also leaves the skin nicely matte which allows a great base for make up, especially on warmer days. It also smells really pretty AND it's pink. Enough said.

*Sent for review.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Leather Look

H&M Leather Look Skirt
H&M Coral Jumper
Topshop Croc skater shoes
Zara Bag
Ray Ban Erika Sunglasses*

I'm having a moment with leather skirts at the moment. I found this simple but gorgeous one in
H&M. They're surprisingly versatile and add a touch of lux to any outfit! I love how it contrasts with this bright coral jumper, which has a lovely back detail. The croc skaters from Topshop are a new addition to my shoe-drobe nd are one of the 'trends' I really rate at the moment. They look so cool on, and go with jeans and skirts for a laid back look. Super comfy too! (Note: leather skirts aren't too great for beach wear... wear for outfit post purposes only)

Harry took these for me when we were away at his beach house last week. It was such a perfect week and the weather was amazing, (as you can see!) It was also lovely because I pretty much kept myself off Twitter and Facebook all week, so I came back pretty chilled. However, I have hit the ground running a little bit because I didn't have any blog content for this week, and I'm packing ready to move back up to Birmingham before term starts again!!

Hope you're all having a lovely week xo