Monday, June 24, 2013

Rimmel London Salon Pro no.247 'Isn't She Precious'


Rimmel London Salon Pro no.247 'Isn't She Precious'

 If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll have seen when I bought this in my mini haul from Boots a good few weeks ago now. In an attempt to keep my nails 'good' and look after them I've been diving into the world of nail polish slowly but surely. I love, love, love the new Salon Pro range from +Rimmel London  and 247 Isn't she precious has been my first try.


It comes with a massive applicator, so large in fact that one sweep does the whole job for you. The polish itself is smooth, and gel like in texture, but without being too harsh on even the weakest of nails(ahem). 
I choose this baby pink shade because I was looking for something sweet and summery, and I've owned only dark shades of polish for a long time, so venturing into the pastels is new and exciting for me. It also matches a few pink items of clothing I own and it's been nifty being matchy-matchy! 

Have you been trying out the Salon Pro range? If so what's your fave shade and what should I be checking out next?!

LC
xo

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hair Post!

It seems that we're all trying to grow out our hair lately, even if we're brave enough to go for the crop we sort of regret it ten minutes later and then spend months, or years(!!) wishing and waiting for our locks to come back. If like me, you've dyed your hair or even bleached it for years (ahem, guilty!) then it's probably a little bit sad, damaged and thirsty. I've been trying just about everything to improve my hair since I caved and went back to brunette last year. Oils, serums, vitamins, 'miracle' products, you name it, I've given it a go. I think I'm on a good curve with my hair at the moment though, having come to terms with my genetically fine hair (sadly not much I can do for it on that front, thanks mum's side of the family!) but I have managed to get her to grow, and the life seems to be back and with that comes natural shine and bounce.

In the past nine months I'd say I've managed a good five - six inches of healthy growth hair wise which isn't amazing but considering for years my hair didn't grow past my chin, I'd say it's fine. The average person's hair grows a quarter an inch a month, but with damage and heat styling most of us have breakage etc so it doesn't grow as long as it should time wise.  My hair has gone from just at chin level, to ...boob level since I've been brunette, not bad going in my book!

Healthy hair tips! 


Drink lots of water- I know, I know, it's what everyone says for everything, but hey, they're not wrong. We're made up of a lot of water, us humans, and we need to replenish to keep us all lovely and hydrated. Our skin, hair and nails are made of the same stuff, and it's important to keep it watered. View your body like a lovely rose garden, to keep them roses pretty you have to look after them right?
(I'm bad with metaphors, sorry!)


Take prenatal vitamins - Even if you're not 'prenatal' give them a go. Most do contain your RDA of biotin, iron and folic acid which is fab for healthy hair growth. 

If not prenatal try the types designed for your hair, nails and skin - I've been taking Perfectil but honestly the cheaper brands from the likes of #Boots are just as good and contain the exact same ingredients only in a different packaging.  Nuts and eggs should also be a part of your diet for their benefits/vitamins.

Indulge in a scalp massage - It's meant to increase the blood flow to your roots, and it's relaxing as anything. They even sell those little self-scalp-massage-y things now (great technical term there, right?) Anyway, these things that kinda look like spiders  - 

If that's not your thing, if you have access to a great spa or beauty salon, make sure to pay them a visit and ask for a deep scalp massage next time you get your hair done. You won't regret it.

Use hair oils - Whether it's Argan, Moroccan, Coconut, Olive... whatever you fancy, use it. What I do is, because of my fine hair, I use a few pea size amounts on the ends of my hair after I wash it. Leave it to dry naturally for as long as I can before blow drying it. The difference with and without are like night and day, I love it. It leaves my hair silky and smooth but doesn't weigh it down at all. Don't fear the oil! 

Another wee tip from me would be, try and keep the heat to a minimum and if you need to straighten or curl every day invest in a decent heat protect spray! 

Hope this keeps your hair happy! 

Until next time! 

LC
xo
Ps. Don't forget the #Giveaway I have going at the moment! It's a fab dress! 


Saturday, June 22, 2013

New Look Giveaway!






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New Look Summer Dress Giveaway
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Giveaway ends July22nd.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MUA Makeup Palette - Undress Me Too Review.

Looking for an excuse for a Tuesday Treat? This could be it! The Undress Me Too (naughty!) palette from MUA is cute, compact and beyond affordable no matter what budget you've promised yourself you'll stick to. At £4 you can't really complain right? And for all these shades, and textures, you'd be a fool to pass it up. It's been deemed the 'dupe' of a certain other, more expensively priced eye-shadow palette on the market right now and I have to say that it really shapes up to look that way. Majority of the shades are very similar to the more expensive product, and if you've wanted to try out the shades without forking over a fortune, this could be a great way of doing so. As you can see mine has got some serious use since I picked it up a few weeks ago! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen my first impressions.


They say ' The Undress Me Too Palette embraces this season’s fresh-faced look and urges you to strip back and go nude! Made up of 12 warm and timeless shades, this palette will suit all skin tones and any occasion. The pearlescent flesh-toned finish of Shades Naked, Devotion and Shy are perfect for highlighting the eyes, while the shimmering bronze hues of Shades Fiery, Lavish and Dreamy give a sultry effect. There are even smouldering contour tones in Shades Tranquil, Exposed and Wink so that you can transform your minimalist day look into a sexy smokey eye in an instant. Featuring a shade range that runs from the palest champagne to the grittiest gunmetal grey, this isn’t just ‘shades of beige. Each shadow has a distinct look that works for everyone.'





They aren't wrong. I've been reaching for this product every day for work since I got it. The shades are a lot more day-time friendly than some of the previous glitter-happy eye-shadows I've seen, the three matte shades - as you can see get a lot of use in particular. Wink has been my go-to crease shade since I got it, and it's been one that adds that depth needed without adding a heavy smokey feel which is perfect for day time and even more perfect when you're working in a professional environment, where you still want to play around with your look but want to remain respectful and appropriate. The darker shades - the black - is great for a over eyeliner powder to enhance and seal in a cat eye line, or smudged just right if you need more depth or indeed want to go for the full on smokey eye. The glittered shades aren't over saturated with glitter that makes them impossible to wear, in fact for the price I was really pleasantly surprised how easy these shades were to work with - and how long they lasted without caking or creasing. I've also bought a creme blusher and a press powder from the MUA range, and I think I'll have a wee review on those up soon, if you'd be interested in reading! ;)

The #MUA Undress Me Too retails for £4 /E5.50 and I found mine in my local +S Loves SuperDrug.

Happy Smudging Peeps!

Till next time!

xo


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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Liz Earle - Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask Review

Hi there! I know, it has been ages hasn’t it? Well not really ages, but in blogger world, it’s been practically a life time since I’ve been here with something for you guys and for that I am ever so sorry! You know the drill, life, work, life, work, it all gets in the way and suddenly you have a list as long as your arm of reviews you want to write and things you want to talk about! 

Without further ado let’s get on with it, shall we?




The one product that I’ve been dying to discuss recently is the Liz Earle range of skincare, specifically their Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask. I’ve been curious about the Liz Earle range for some time now and decided to bite the bullet with this being my first product from their range – and there’s tons of products and they all sound great to be honest. Then again, most things sound great at first before you try them, it’s in trying them we get to know what suits us, and what doesn’t, the joys!

 This treatment mask contains West African Shea, Borage seed oil (to enhance the skin’s natural barrier and comfrey to calm – they say) while the uplifting fragrance of rose-scented geranium that (helps refresh your senses – they say). The packaging is quite simple and straight forward, very ‘this  belongs in a fancy spa’ feel to it really, but since it’s about what’s inside that counts, I was more fussed with what it would or wouldn’t be doing for my Irish winter worn skin and if it would save me from the brink!

Did it?

Well, actually I think it did.

The mask itself is light, but has a clay like texture when applied (rather liberally in my case) to the face, you can choose to do an all over job or if you just have some dry areas, choose to focus more on them. I choose because of my skin type, the all over, lather it on like its’ going out of fashion type of approach and I loved it. After the first try where I cleansed, toned and applied, left it on for about 15mins I’d say… and then washed off with warm water and a muslin cloth.

 Goodness me!     

It left my skin feels beyond baby soft, after just one go! I was well impressed! However, the test for me would be in the reaction my skin would or wouldn’t take from it the next day – the pitfalls of dry, super sensitive skin ladies! The next day I did have a small break out, on my cheeks and chin, but it wasn’t crazy painful breakout like I usually get from a ‘bad reaction’ it was more ‘hey this is your skin dealing with a deep clean, deal with it’ kind of thing. It faded in a day, so there was no real issue, so I kept on using the mask. About twice a week, I reached for this, and since May, I’ve noticed that when I use it, it leaves my skin softer, and a lot less parched than it was before. I find my makeup goes on smoother, and I’ve less dry patches around my nose / chin area etc. Apparently it’s one of those masks that you can leave on overnight for a really deep treatment, and if that’s the case maybe this is one for the long haul flights? I think it would be a great option to have, as it doesn’t leave that crazy scary ‘face mask’ look when it’s sinking in either, so wearing it in public for such things like a long haul flight would work because you would be protecting and treating your skin AND not scaring small children or the flight attendants! Score!
Over all for the Liz Earl Treatment Mask 9/10. I will definitely be repurchasing.


Have you tried any of the +Liz Earle products? And if so which should I aim for next and why!?

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Until next time! 

Laura
xo

Monday, June 3, 2013

PRIMARK Launches on ASOS

Excited much? I think so! It's always been the one flaw I've had with Primark/Penny's that they didn't have an online shop, but now it seems they are on the road to fixing that! Now all you guys abroad who can't pop into a Primark on the regular for a bargain or ten now have access to some of their items! The ASOS /Primark shop is now open! Happy Shopping!

ASOS/Primark