All posts tagged: beauty

NEW VIDEO: SS15 FASHION AND BEAUTY FAVES

Check out my recent Summer favourites in video form, including The Body Shop new Spa of the World range, a special shout out to DestinationSkin and my favourite trusty Topshop boots… Can I also just articulate via words the appreciation I have for full-time Youtubers. Creating and editing videos is so much more strenuous and tedious than it initially appears and takes a hell of a lot of dedication and motivation!

Show Dry : Harvey Nichols Leeds

‘Gorgeous hair is the best revenge’ – Ivana Trump Have you ever tried blowdrying your hair in a rush before? Yep, me neither. That’s because it just simply isn’t an option. The heavy barrel brush, the difficult angles, the time it takes. I can be at work sat at my desk with a cuppa much quicker by sticking to my usual routine of dangling my hair upside down and swirling my hairdryer around my head for a few minutes. However when my hair reaches pancake levels of flatness by lunchtime let’s just say I’m not having the best hair day of my life. The thing about my hair is I have quite a lot of it but it’s very fine and poker straight so achieving a bit of texture and volume is a big deal for me! Gone are the days of back combing and gallons of Elnette – the future is Kate Middleton hair. Glossy and naturally bouncy, K Mids has revolutionised the Blow Dry and with help from Show Dry it’s a possibility …

Spring Beauty Fix Blogger Event: Victoria Quarter, Leeds

On Thursday night I was lucky enough to attend a taster event for the Victoria Quarter’s Spring Beauty Fix, happening on 25th and 26th April. Myself and the rest of the bloggers enjoyed an evening of beauty bliss from skin-matching tests at Kiehl’s to a make-up session at Illamasqua. Charlotte Tilbury was a personal highlight; their counter in Harvey Nichols is adorned with glamorous spotlights and beautifully displayed products that are truly irresistible and look so sophisticated. I am dying to try out Charlotte’s Magic Cream and I have my eyes on a Colour Chameleon Eye Pencil in Dark Pearl (bring on Payday). Food followed in the form of Afternoon tea at Harvey Nichols’ Espresso Bar; the perfect pitstop to socialise some more and eat yummy sweet and savoury treats topped off with a scone of course! I found out that the Espresso Bar host a film night most Fridays where you are treated to a fashion-related film in the elaborate surroundings of the VQ plus a three course meal all for £30! A bargain when …

Travel Beauty Packing Guide ✈

Organisation is key to a stress free holiday. Plan and prepare with help from these heavenly products. They will minimise clutter and turn you into an organised and carefree traveller. Top Left Clockwise: After watching Ingrid Nilsen’s Travel Bag Essentials video on Youtube (if you don’t watch Youtube beauty videos, what is wrong with you!), I have fallen in love with this Anya Hindmarch flight bag. The clear exterior is a godsend when you haven’t got much room to rummage around on a plane and it’s the perfect size to fit all your mini flight essentials in. To ensure 100% organisation, the bag has two compartments – a ‘take off’ side and a ‘touch down’ side – genius! To slim down your packing, make sure you buy a travel toiletry kit like this Opal London one. Instead of packing the humungous bottles and tubs your products come in, use this kit to transfer the exact amount needed into smaller packaging. Labels are provided to avoid confusion! To keep all your toiletries together in one compact space you need a …

#2 BODYCARE FAVOURITES

1. EcoTan Classic Self Tan Spray 500ml, £28, ecotan.net; 2. Satsuma Body Butter, £12, Body Shop; 3. Garnier Intensive 7 days daily Body Lotion, £3.33, Boots; 4. St Ives Invigorating All Over Body Scrub, £5.49, Boots 1. I came across this product in TK Maxx and like every product I buy in there, it was a definite gamble, but it paid off! The pump spray definitely makes this product easy to apply and the fact it’s a liquid means it dries so quickly – no wafting your body around your room with the window open with this tanning solution. It does have that ‘fake tan’ smell the day after applying, however it’s not over bearing and actually very mild compared to some other tanning products I have used. I was impressed with the organic formula this product has – it includes vitamins A and E which help skin vitality and renewal, a nice bonus. The results after applying are pretty much instantaneous and give a very natural tan which is buildable with extra application. I know …