Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Urban Decay Bronzer in Sunkissed



If you swore off powder bronzers because they always felt dry and applied unevenly, you’ll be blown away by how different Beached Bronzer is, use this formula after contouring to make her skin look less flat and more dimensional. Finely milling the powder gives it an ultra creamy texture that feels amazing on your skin, wait until you see how easy it is to use! Apply Beached Bronzer dry, or try it 
wet for even longer wear. Either way, you get a foolproof, streak-free application that leaves you with a perfect glow. Our innovative, versatile powder formula works great for contouring too.

Available in two shades - Sunkissed & Bronzed - The Beached Bronzers are super smooth to the touch, very creamy, and don’t feel or look powdery to me once blended on my skin. I think both shades are pretty universal, but that will depend on how you intend to wear them. I chose sunkissed as I have fair skin and this bronzer looks and feels amazing! Since I got it, I've not put it down. I think this is the first powder bronzer I've owned that can be used wet or dry! So far I've only used it dry as it just the right shade for my skin to achieve a healthy, natural bronzed complexion.. I love it! The packaging is beautiful and summery, it will definitely brighten up your make up bag.

Get yours now from Urban Decay For £20.00

What's your favourite Urban Decay product this summer?


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

LOOK FANTASTIC Beauty Box September 2016 #LFBDAY




Gatineau Collagene Expert Eye Pads
These Expert eye pads are instant pick-me-ups that will smooth and fill as well as reduce dark circles. Great for travelling or if you've been partying a little too hard.. Or have children!

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready. A lovely mauve shade you can easily use this for everyday and also the formula is really creamy and hydrating. I really do like this lipstick! I actually have the full size version so a back up with be a bonus.

Lord & Berry Luminizer
I was intrigued to see this mini pencil included in the box. As it says it doubles as a highlighter and concealer and the fact that it’s a pencil makes it very easy to apply.. 

Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo
This brand is totally new to me, but after a quick google I've discovered it's a cult classic and gets rave reviews from beauty editors. It is free from parabens, silicones and SLS. It also contains Jujube Bark and Cherry Flower Extract to purify the scalp. I can't wait to put it to the test to see what all the fuss is about!!

Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter.
A travel-size body butter. I love Bliss products, I think this has been in a previous box but I love Body butters so am looking forward to using this one out! It’s also the perfect travel-size to pack in your bag for a weekend away and it smells lovely.

Argan Liquid Gold BB Cream
it has multi-tones so that it adapts to your individual skin tone! The one shade suits all skin tones! Ooh what a great idea.. It’s hydrating and nourishing with argan oil and 24 carat gold. Looking forward to trying this out.

This box is such a great mix of Beauty, Skin and Hair! Great for post summer treats! I'm happy with everything in my box and am looking forward to next months! Happy 2nd Birthday Look Fantastic! Keep up the great work :) 


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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Urban Decay afterglow - Aura Highlight





Urban Decay have released three powder highlighters, and as you'd expect, they're gorgeous.  Finely milled and aiming to give a glow rather than just powdered shimmer.

Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter isn’t your average highlighter; Urban Decay took the time to finely mill the powder until it was just right. The result: a lightweight (yet luxurious) feel and a super-soft, creamy texture. 

Afterglow Highlighter goes on sheer and blends easily. Use a little or a lot; the wearable formula always applies beautifully, no matter how much you build it. And the shades are suitable for any skin tone. Afterglow creates a glowy, strobed effect that lasts all day—and never leaves just a powdery dusting of shimmer. It’s even infused with light-diffusing pigments to enhance and perfect the skin. 

There are three shades available; Sin is a glowing peachy white gold. Fireball is a glowing coral and Aura is a stunning ice pink.  I've been using Aura, If your skin is pale and you find many highlighters too golden, you'll love Aura - it's an almost icy, cool toned, duochrome pinky/opal colour, it contains no glitter, just a gorgeous ice pink glow.  It is lovely & pigmented, but if applied lightly it'll give you a beautiful subtle glow, or apply it heavily for a more obvious strobing effect, perfect for a nice out. I already have my eye on sin...

Available from  Urban Decay  For £19.00.

Which shade are you lusting after? 

Monday, 18 July 2016

Innovo


A fab new device that could take the strain out of exercises undertaken by millions of women after they give birth. Innovo is designed to be strapped to your upper thighs, this £249 gadget is a discreet way of giving a workout to your pelvic floor muscles – the cause of a little talked-about and embarrassing problem which affects more than five million British women!


The Innovo – developed by Irish firm Atlantic Therapeutics – comprises straps inside special shorts that house conductive pads which are secured around your upper thighs. These are connected to a small controller which can be worn around your neck to allow more movement, it delivers a mild electric impulse to the nerves that run down the front of your leg and branch up into your abdomen. This causes the pelvic floor – a sheet of muscles that supports the bladder and urethra – to contract 180 times during a 30-minute session, strengthening the muscles to improve your symptoms.



I have been testing Innovo for the past 12 weeks as I'd recently become a new mum fir the second time and thought I'd give it a whirl, as I'd been rather lax with my pelvic floor exercises!. The whole set up is extremely easy and straight forward... But the first couple of uses were quite fiddily, the pads are extremely sticky and stuck to everything they touched, but once I'd got them into position, I could sit and watch TV, read a book or cook my evening meal for thirty minutes, the sensation is a bit like mild pins and needles - not painful in the slightest and has to be built up, as I thought I'd be clever and ramp it up on my first go and nearly fell over! Ha lesson learnt! It's extremely easy to control and as the timer is on a cord you can pop it around you neck and forget about it, so much better than doing a million manuel pelvic floors! - who has time for that?!..I started to notice improvement around my 3rd-4th week of using Innovo 4-5 times a week, after the full 12 weeks I was impressed with the results.

A great little gadget, a little pricey but in my opinion it is worth it as the benefits and outcome will change some people's lives, no more embarrassing situations and giving you your before child body back. I can now sneeze with the knowledge I no longer have to cross my legs!! 

If you'd like an Innovo of your very own you can pick one up from www.Restore the Floor.com for £249 or 6 instalments of £41.50.


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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Look Fantastic July 2016 Beauty Box #LFSUMMERLOVIN

Summer is truly here and we’re loving it but sometimes our skin and hair doesn’t. This month’s Beauty Box is all about banishing those Summer woes and feeling amazing.
Inside the #LFSUMMERLOVIN edition, you’ll find some amazing makeup, frizz-fighting hair essentials, body products to help you glow as well as an amazing sample of one of Victoria Beckham’s favourite beauty products. 


Poof Proof Eyebrow Pencil 0.11g
This is a deluxe sample size and I recieved the darkest shade 6 which is a little too dark but with a light hand I can make it work! This is an angled eyebrow pencil which has been designed to allow you to sill in any gaps with ease and give you perfectly manicured brows. They claim it gives 12 hours of waterproof wear. Its a twist up pencil and the product does feel soft. I love the new packaging 
This Works In Transit Camera Close Up 20ml
Again a deluxe sample and at 20ml its perfect to take on holiday, This is a primer & a moisturiser in one, it is packed full of skin loving ingredients including Hyaluronic  Acid and Starflower Oils. This promises to smooth out skin providing the perfect canvas for makeup and its caffeine infused formula boosts skins natural radiance and gives you a flawless finish. Can't wait to see the results!

Bellá Pierre Lip and Cheek Stain 5g

A gorgeous Summer pink shade, Its oil free and won’t clog pores or make the skin look greasy as the weather. It also looks full size.

Kebelo Silk Anti Freeze Cream Serum 15ml

Perfect for stopping my hair going frizzy in the sun! It is a paraben free formula and contains Chamomile, Quinoa and Amaranth which work together to nourish, repair and revitalise your hair. Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil It will also give it a beautiful shine, so thats all bases covered. I can’t wait to try it out.

MiTi Bobbles x3

These are ideal for beach days or keeping your hair off your face in in the Summer. designed to tie your hair up without leaving any dents or marks. They’re gentle on your hair and won’t break or damage your hair. You get 3 bobbles in the box!
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse 10ml
This is a gorgeous golden shimmer dry oil which will help your skin look glowing and give it that golden sheen. Its not only looks beautiful but will also help to moisturise your skin as it contains 6 different plant oils and is enriched with Vitamin E to soften and smooth. Great for adding a glow to your tanned legs.
Another fab! Box lot's of fantastic brands and new products, I will be taking all of them on my holiday in August.
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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunlight





I already love cover fx foundation drops, they give great coverage and the flexibility to add to any of my cream products to get a flawless finish, so when I received their Custom Enhancer Drops it enables you to add a highlighting or bronzed effect to your favourite beauty products or, when used alone, create a striking radiance or sun-kissed glow to any liquid cosmetic or skincare product, such as foundation, primer, serum, and moisturiser. the product can also be used alone or even on top of powder, creating a stunning highlight or sun-kissed tint, it is also buildable the more drops you use the more luminosity I was beyond excited as I love a great highlight and when I tested this I fell in love! 
Custom Enhancer Drops are formulated with a high concentration of pearls that produce a lit-from-within glow without appearing too glittery or overdone. Leaving you with a beautiful, camera-ready lustrous finish. Available in 6 global shades 4 illuminators and 2 bronzers.

Available for £34.00 from all good beauty stores.

Which shade will you be rushing to buy?

Urban Decay Naked Skin - One & Done - Light





For the past week this has been my go to foundation, it gives a lovely natural finish, you can wear as a tinted moisturiser or build up for a full coverage base, it lasts all day, keeping my pores at bay!.. With Urban Decay's Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, you'll get the benefits of skin treatment and protection with the coverage of a sheer foundation. One step and you're done.

Instantly blurs imperfections and evens out skin tone for beautifully perfected, ultra definition skin. (Naked Skin One & Done gets the job done so well, there's no need for foundation.) UD's high-tech, weightless formula provides all-day wear and feels amazing. But the best part is how it transforms the look of your skin! Light-diffusing spheres instantly help make flaws seem to disappear. Over time, pores look smaller and skin appears noticeably firmer and more radiant. And the broad range of easy-to-match shades covers a wide spectrum of skin tones.


This is one product everyone needs in their make up bags this summer, it is beautiful, it's weightless,forgiving to  flaws and just leaves you looking fresh faced with a slight glow from within!

Available from Urban Decay for £25 in six beautiful shades, I'm in shade Light.


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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Urban Decay Ruby Rose Collection - #Lipstickismyvice

Urban Decay have released a HUNDRED! lipsticks old and new, with Ruby Rose as the face of the launch, I was very excited to be sent five stunning shades from the collection, I just knew they were going to be amazing and as you can imagine with 100 lipsticks you'd have lot's of beautiful shades and finishes to make your little hearts flutter! 


The Vice Collection combines everything from new shades to cult favourites you thought you'd never return and several shades which were inspired by other lip products, Eyeshadows and Eye Pencils.


Encased in their iconic Urban Decay packaging, vice lipsticks come in a beautiful gunmetal bullet-like casing with a gold base the stamped lettering adds a little something extra. In true Urban Decay style, each lipstick also features the embossed UD.


The five shades I received are -

BackTalk - is a Comfort Matte finish and is described as being a mauve/pink nude lipstick with cool undertones, I'd say it had a slight satin finish, certainly a shade that anyone can wear. This is my pick of the bunch as I'm more of a neutral lip lover - sorry! 

714 - this shade was originally released in the Gwen Stefani collection, it is such a stunning shade. With a Mega Matte finish, 714 is bold, it is bright and it is described as being a medium-dark red with warm orange undertones, it is a stunning shade and I did enjoy wearing it.

Firebird - is a cream finish and is described as being a deep fuchsia with cool blue undertones which just gives it a perfect finish, due to the blue it brightens teeth making them look whiter, this is my favourite bright shade and again was in Gwen's collection.

Pandemonium - is a Mega Matte finish and is a very dark, almost red toned purple which has a satin finish.  I'm on the fence with this one, it is definitely out of my comfort zone! But the lipstick itself is highly pigmented and lovely to apply.

Big Bang - is a metallized finish and is described as being a bright pink sparkle shade. It is a raspberry pink shade with quite subtle, cool undertones and it has a light pink micro-glitter which reflects amazingly in the light. A gorgeous sparkly lippie that feels comfortable on your lips, I couldn't feel any glitter particles, this is one pretty looking shade. 

At just £15 a lipstick and with 100 shades to choose from there are shades for everyone whether your mood is looking for bold brights, Vampy or subtle neutral shades, they are available in 6 different finishes, 
  • Mega Matte — super intense matte
  • Comfort Matte — their creamiest matte
  • Cream — the original creamy luxury formula
  • Metallized — cream with a high level of pearl pigments
  • Sheer — a punch of colour, with a sheer, shiny finish
  • Sheer Shimmer — slightly transparent finish with floating pearl and a smooth texture.
Urban Decay have been on fire this year and have released lot's of great new products, I have a few new releases from the Naked skin range which I'm currently putting to the test.

What will you be running out to buy from the Ruby Rose collection?


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