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23 Mar 2014

0 MDMFlow Lipstick Shake MilkShake Review

MDMFlow Lipstick Shake MilkShake Review 


So you may or may not have heard of hip hop influenced lipstick brand MDMFlow. It was created by Florence Adepoju who is actually a graduate of the course I am currently studying at University (Cosmetic Science at London College Of Fashion), so needless to say she is quite inspirational to me! Also, the lipsticks are handmade by herself. The range consists of 9 pigmented shades, some of which are blue, gold and black. You can order her lipsticks from the MDMFlow website here, or do what I did- visit her pop up store in Shoreditch any time before Sunday the 23rd (I believe). 


MDMflow, shade Milkshake, £18: So I went to the pop up store with my friend as I really wanted to have a proper look at the range, and swatch them. Also, contrary to what you might think seeing as I am a beauty blogger, I am not a hoarder and I would not like to buy a shade I already have. This light pink shade caught my eye, and it happened to be the one Florence was wearing in the store that day as well- I thought it was really nice! I chose it because it looks super pigmented but it is also very creamy and glossy- which I am sure you can see in the picture.


What's kind of different is that as you can see, the lipstick looks very light, baby pink before swatching it, but then when you actually swatch or wear it, it is more pink/purpleish. As I was in the store, I saw that and I liked the shade it turns into. But it is worth mentioning if you are ordering it on the website, thinking it will be really light. Also, it is pretty pricy at £18 and I am actually not a big spender, I own one Mac lipstick which was £12, and it took me like a week to decide to buy it (haha, yes I'm serious), the rest are a couple of cheap lipsticks. But I could tell this lipstick was of good quality, I LOVE the packaging and name, and of course- I am all for supporting independent businesses as opposed to mass produced ones. The staying power is decent, and pretty much what you'd except from a creamy lipstick, after 3-4 hours it still looks nice, the pigment is there but it's worn off if you look close.


What do you think of this lipstick and
this brand?

xx


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20 Mar 2014

1 Dove Style and Care Hair Care Range Review

Dove Style and Care Hair Care Range Review

Dove Style and Care Hair Care Range Review

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might remember my post on the Dove Style & Care range event I attended quite some time ago now. If you missed it, please check it out here to see the way my hair was styled by their celebrity hair stylist!

I've had a lot of time to properly try out these products, and to see how to best use them for someone with my hair type. When I style my hair, as in straighten it, do a flat twist out, or just blow dry it- these are now my go-to products. As you might guess, they are not natural at all so if you avoid silicones and mineral oil in your hair, these are not for you. However, if you blow dry and straightened your hair- silicones are practically the only ingredient that will protect your hair, so I do recommend using them for that purpose.


Dove Style And Care Heat Protect Spray: This is a heat protectant that promises to protect your hair while heat styling up to 230 degrees, and to also strengthen your hair. I don't see any ingredients that would be strengthening in the ingredient list, however- I love this for blow drying my hair. It is very light, if you spray it in your hair and pretty much feels like water. It leaves my hair really soft after blow drying, and it also leaves it smelling super nice! 

Dove Style And Care Cream Serum: This is a very interesting product, the formula is semi solid, like a thick cream and it is super shimmery! I would recommend that if you have afro hair, you can use it after moisturising to "seal in moisture". Another way I used it, was when I do a flat twist out over night, I'll use this instead of a gel or butter and as it contains water, it will moisturise my hair and the silicones and other emollients will prevent frizz. Contrary to what it says on the back, it is suuuper greasy so do not use too much! A tiny bit will definitely do! And this product will leave your hair very shiny and healthy looking!

Dove Style And Care Serum: I have actually tried quite a few hair serums that I have reviewed here on my blog, and this is actually my favourite one. It is the usual silicone based, clear serum, however it is really thin and very smooth which I really like. I use this as a heat protectant when I straighten my hair and it leaves it smooth and soft. 

Dove Style And Care Dry Shampoo: I cannot comment on this product to much as it isn't really suitable for my hair type. As with all the other products, it smells very nice. When I tried it, it didn't leave too much of a white cast on my hair.

Conclusion: First off, all of these products smells amazing, which I really love. The thought behind these products is that they will treat your hair as well as style it. I understand the vision and they do contain a lot of softening and smoothing ingredients, however, I don't feel that they contain that many strengthening or ingredients that will care for your hair, I use these for styling purposes only! Even thought Dove is a mainstream brand and not aimed at Afro hair, I think the products were really suitable for my hair type and I am sure they suit other hair types too, just make sure that if you have naturally straight hair (which also tends to have the ability to get oily, contrary to afro hair)- don't use too much.

Have you tried Dove hair care products, or any products from this range?

xx

(*) These products were gifted to me, to review

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18 Mar 2014

0 Date Night/Going Out Outfit Featuring George By Asda G21 Sheer Panel Midi Dress

George By Asda G21 Sheer Panel Midi Dress

George By Asda G21 Sheer Panel Midi Dress

So I was kindly sent this dress for a Valentine's day look. However, I've recently moved and I am not receiving all my post to my new address, so I didn't get the dress until a couple of weeks after valentines day. I love fitted midi dresses and I really loved the fact this had some sheer/transparent details. So as it is no longer Valentine's day, I thought I'd do a going out/date night outfit instead. Obviously was not going out exactly when this picture was taken so excuse the plain makeup and hair do. 

George By Asda G21 Sheer Panel Midi Dress

After picking the dress, I was sent one piece of matching jewellery, and they chose this bracelet. I don't usually wear silver, at all, but I think this bracelet is really cute and I happened to have a pair of matching earrings.

George By Asda G21 Sheer Panel Midi Dress

George By Asda G21 Sheer Panel Midi Dress

|| George By Asda G21 Sheer Panel Midi Dress- £14 || George By Asda Silver Bracelet || Michael Kors Leopard Print Clutch Bag || New Look Heels || 

What do you think of this look/dress?
Feel free to link your latest outfit post, I'd love to see it :) 

xx

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17 Mar 2014

0 Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer with SPF Review

Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer with SPF Review

Hi Guys, it's been way too long! Hopefully this time I am back to blogging regularly without any long breaks. Today I am reviewing one of my recent favourite skin care products, the Dermalogica skinperfect primer. I am way overdue reviewing this, and I have had it for quite a while, but it's only recently it's become a favourite of mine.


This is a silicone based primer, so if you are only into natural products or don't like using silicones on your skin- this probably isn't for you. Like most silicone based primers, it's super silky and spreads really easy and evenly on your skin. What makes this one different to the usual ones is that it isn't clear, it's got a beige tint (which in will match some people's skin colour, but for a lot of us it will be too light), and it contains SPF 30. However, the sun protecting agent is Zinc Oxide which is the ingredient which gives some sunscreens a white cast after applying, considering Zinc Oxide is pretty far up in the ingredient list (see below), it does blend in pretty well with your skin tone.


As you can see in the ingredient list below, it doesn't contain any water at all, so of course you would use your normal moisturiser before applying this. As it is tinted, you can use the primer only without any foundation or powder afterwards for matte, smooth and super soft skin. I don't use foundation so I like to use this after my normal face lotion, then I apply concealer (if needed) and a layer of powder to set it. Despite not using foundation, my concealer and powder stay in place all day when using this. Another tip is to mix it with your foundation for a super flawless look!


Ingredient Check:
  • Silicones (√)
  • Mineral Oil (/)
  • Propylene/Butylene Glycol (/)
  • Parabens  (/)
What's your favourite Dermalogica product?
& have you tried this product?


xx

(*) This product was sent to me to review

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6 Feb 2014

1 My Protein Products Review- Oat & Whey Flapjack, Pulse V4, Energel & Impact: Whey Protein Shake

My Protein Products Review- Oat & Whey Flapjack, Pulse V4, Energel & Impact: Whey Protein Shake 


Hey Guys, today I have another fitness and health post to share with you, it is a review of some fitness supplement from the brand MyProtein. I was really excited to try them as I recently went back to going gym after a really long break- and it is going really well! I have tried protein bars and drinks before and I really liked them, plus now I got to try an energy drink and energy gel as well.

A little info about MyProtein: "Welcome to Myprotein, a fresh approach to buying sports supplements and nutrition. At Myprotein, we know from first-hand experience that nutrition isn't a case of one size fits all. Each of us is unique and just like personal training, our nutrition should be tailored to fit our very own personal circumstances. From innovative flavouring of supplements to making massive savings when buying in bulk, we give you the choices so you never have to compromise on your nutrition, or your goals."


My Protein Oat & Whey Flapjack: "Oats & Whey is a tasty and nutritious meal replacement bar for those looking to add quality proteinand carbohydrates to their diet. Each 88g bar contains a massive 22g of tapered release protein derived from Milk Protein and Whey Protein. The carbohydrate content is based around the low glycemic index Oat Blend, providing a sustained supply of energy.This is a chocolate flavoured protein bar that you can eat inbetween meals, pre or post work out. I had it after work out as I am usually quite hungry and want something filling as soon as possible after a gym session. Looking at the information online (click the link in the title to view), that works well as "it provides a rapid method of refuelling your glycogen and protein stores in the recommended ratio of 2:1 (carbohydrates:protein)". It contains no Aspartame or Acesulfame K but contains other sweeteners like Isomalt and Sucralose. Be warned, this is really, really filling! It is a little grainy, the same way all protein bars are (you'll know if you had one), but I really like that and I thought the bar tasted really nice. 


MyProtein Pulse V4 Tropical Storm Pre Workout Formula: "Pulse® V4 is our most powerful pre-workout formula to date, combining some of the most heavily researched performance boosting supplements available. It is formulated to increase energy, pump and mental focus, and help you achieve the most intense and effective workout possible." 
So I was really excited to try this as I had never tried a pre workout drink before. It comes in a powder form and as you can see from the directions above, you're supposed to use it 30 minutes before your work out. A lower dose is recommended if you're not used to this type of drink. I tried half of the sachet mixed with water the first time I tried it and I actually got a belly ache while working out and did not feel energetic at all. However, I took it like 20 minutes before the workout and I didn't eat before so next time I tried it I made sure I definitely had it 30 minutes prior to working out and I ate a little at the same time. This time I got better results and I felt crazy energetic on the cross trainer lol, it didn't make it easier, like I still felt a burn in my legs but I was just going at a faster pace than usual!



MyProtein ENER:GEL Energy Gel:ENER:GEL is a unique energy gel containing both Electrolytes and B Vitamins.Each 60ml sachet of ENER:GEL contains over 21g of carbohydrates. The unique formula has been scientifically designed to help promote endurance levels during prolonged exercise through its combination of carbohydrates and electrolytes." 
So I'd never seen a product like this before being sent this. It is a "Energy Gel" and you are supposed to take 2-3 of them each hour you work out.  I obviously couldn't eat 2-3 as I only had one to try, but I had it before my work out which was a leg session. With this I felt that it was definitely easier to life the weights. For example, as of lately I have done 100 kg leg press and sometimes I really, really struggle to first "lift" the weight up but the day I had taken eaten the Energy gel it was super easy. The gel tasted really nice, but was more like a liquid as opposed to a gel. 



My Protein Impact Whey Protein: "Impact Whey Protein™ is available in 19 delicious flavours including Cookies & Cream, Rhubarb & Custard and Summer Fruits in addition to the more traditional Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla flavoured options. Our Impact Whey Protein™ is a rich source of whey protein concentrate from vegetarian sweet cheese, sourced directly from the world’s leading whey protein manufacturers. Having the highest Biological Value (BV) of any known protein, whey protein concentrate contains high levels of both essential and non-essential Amino Acids" This was the first protein powder/shake I tried and I really liked it. It is chocolate flavoured and tastes really sweet. You mix it with 150-250ml, I think I chose the least amount of water and I still found it a little bit runny. If I remember correctly I had enough for two shakes so I can't comment on results but I definitely recommend it based on how nice it tastes.


Have you tried this brand? 
& do you take any fitness supplements? 

xx


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4 Feb 2014

0 Outfit Of Today: Parental Advisory Jumper


Outfit Of Today: Parental Advisory Jumper

If you follow me on my Instagram you've probably already seen this (these) pictures, and if you don't- go and follow me here. I am definitely going to start posting more outfit pictures as I am living in a different place where I've got someone close to me who can take my pictures, so stay tuned for at least weekly outfits starting with this one. :)


This is what I was wearing one day but the pics are clearly just from the fitting room, I just had to get this Parental Advisory jumper from Primark after seeing it on pretty Stephs blog.

|| Parental Advisory Print Jumper- Primark || Leather Trousers- Bershka || Boots- Amazon (I think) ||

What do you think of more outfit posts, yes or no? 

xx



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30 Jan 2014

3 Dove Limited Edition Winter Care Nourishing Lotion, Hand Cream and Body Butter

Dove Limited Edition Winter Care Nourishing Lotion, Hand Cream and Body Butter (*)

Dove Limited Edition Winter Care Nourishing Lotion, Hand Cream and Body Butter

Today I am reviewing the Dove Limited Edition Winter Care Nourishing Lotion, Hand Cream and Body Butter, all of which are very much needed with this current weather we've got going on in London. They are all aimed at dry skin or for anyone who feels like they need an extra nourishing cream during the cold winter months. I like creams aimed at dry skin because I definitely think they are necessary after showering once or twice per day, and scrubbing daily as well. 

Dove Limited Edition Winter Care Nourishing Lotion: This contains pretty heavy ingredients like Shea Butter & Petroleum and also loads of nourishing and hydrating ingredients like Urea (found in your skin's own Natural Moisturising System) and Collagen Amino Acids. This is pretty heavy but definitely not heavy enough to use in the morning after you showered, as this is how I use it. If you use to much it can have a bit of a sticky feel, but it gets absorbed quickly and I haven't felt sticky or greasy when putting my clothes on after using this. 

Dove Limited Edition Winter Care Hand Cream: Just before I was sent these products, I had purchased a Dove hand cream and really liked it. Compared to that one, and most hand creams this is definitely the thick kind which I really like. A lot of hand creams make your hands super soft but I think you need a really thick one to stop your cuticles from going dry- dry cuticles is such a bad look lol! Since I already had the other Dove hand creams when I got this, I would use this Winter Care one in the morning and last thing in the evening. 

Dove Limited Edition Winter Care Body Butter: Obviously this is the butter version of the lotion mentioned above, so the key ingredients are fairly similar but the formula is thicker. If you have extremely dry skin you can use it daily, or if you have normal skin you can use it overnight or use it on dry areas like feet etc. 

Overall? So I really enjoyed using all of these and they've got some interesting ingredients like Urea, Amino Acids, Natural Oils and butters. I would recommend these for someone with dry skin and who does not mind using a mix of natural and synthetic ingredients as they also contain ingredients like mineral oil, silicones and parabens. And as with all Dove products, I really like the fragrance even though it is pretty subtle. 

Have you tried these products?
What's your favourite Dove skin care product?

xx

(*) Products sent for review

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29 Jan 2014

15 Recent FOTD, Red Lips & Side Swept Flat Twist Out

Recent FOTD, Red Lips & Side Swept Flat Twist Out


Hi Guys, so it's been a little while. As usual I have quite a few blog posts prepared, but never get around to posting. Main reason right now is that I've just moved to a new place and I haven't sorted out WIFI yet, so I currently only have my phone internet.  If you follow me on Instagram you'll see that this was actually me a few weeks ago but I'm sure your used to old FOTD's by now.


I actually haven't been wearing this hair style recently because it doesn't even last for a day now that it is literally raining constantly and that it is super humid. Also, for those of you who read my natural hair posts, an update is soo over due so I'll make sure to get that post up soonish.



What posts would you like to see more of on my blog?
 Feel free to link your most recent FOTD post :)

xx


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18 Jan 2014

6 Karamel and Brown Glow Face Crème

Karamel and Brown Glow Face Crème

Karamel and Brown Try Size Glow Face Crème  Review and Ingredients

Here is some info about Karamel & Brown from their website: "The new beauty brand Karamel & Brown brings an innovative dimension to the beauty industry, through introducing a brand new concept aimed at brown skin tones. The revolutionary Glow range enhances the natural beauty of Asian, Black and Mixed Heritage complexions, giving the skin a nourishing, hydrating and long lasting glow. "

 Karamel and Brown Glow Face Creme 200ml, £16.95 (*)- So before I was sent this product to try out, I had never ever tried fake tan before, nor planned on trying it out either.  Fake tan kind of only made me think of the white girl gone orange look and that is not cute. Anyway, Karamel & Brown are a brand who actually are aimed at brown skin tones. The product will give you a tan similar to that you get in the summer, and it can help even out hyper pigmentation or old acne scarring. 


At first glance when you squeeze a little product out of the bottle- it looks pretty thick. However this is a really, really light cream as you can probably tell from the far right pic. Despite being thin it was nourishing enough to use instead of a night cream, and it is light enough to use instead of your day cream as well. If you check out the ingredient list from the first pic you will see that it contains mainly natural ingredients with Aloe Vera and oils like Jojoba Oil. The only "controversial" ingredient I can see is "Propylene Glycol", which unfortunately is pretty far up in the ingredient list. Also, I was really surprised that this product smells super yummy, kind of like a mix of Coconut and Karamel or something! 

Results? I noticed results after the first time I used it, actually so much so that I skipped the next application and used it only once per day, in the evening. It is possible that for people of darker skin tones than me you'd need a few more applications before seeing results and for lighter shades maybe less. My skin went from having always been good my whole life to bad like a year ago and it has just got better, and I do have a little bit of scarring which definitely seemed to be less visible after I had worn this cream for a couple of days. I actually wore no makeup what so ever for a couple of weeks while trying this product. After you have achieved the results (the shade) you like, you can keep up the results by applying it every other day or so, or ever evening. I really enjoyed using this and I can see myself repurchasing it when I run out, if it runs out while it is still winter time that is! If you prefer quality and natural ingredients, this is a great choice as (I am guessing), most commercial fake tan creams probably contain a lot of rubbish ingredients! 

Do you use fake tan?
Have you heard of this brand?

xx



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17 Jan 2014

2 Exante Diet Review And Pictures- Simple Solution

Exante Diet Review And Pictures- Simple Solution

Today I am reviewing these food products from the Exante diet. Just as I decided to go back to the gym again after almost a year long break I saw on Twitter that Exante were looking for bloggers to review their products, and I just thought the timing was perfect!

How does it work? So I received quite a few products to try out. Once you have your products, you can decide whether to follow either of these three diet plans: the Simple Solution, Working solution or Total Solution. For each of them, you'd use the same products and only how many additional meals you have will vary.

Here is a little info about their products "All of our soups, shakes, bars and food packs (porridge, pasta carbonara, shepherds pie etc) are Total Meal replacements. By using 3 of our products a day to replace your normal meals you can cut down your daily calories, and you'll still receive 100% of your Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals. This means that you stay fit and healthy whilst you lose weight, because your body has all that it needs to enable safe and effective weight loss." Find a link to their product ingredient lists here.

Exante Diet Review And Pictures- Simple Solution

So this is what the packaging of the products look like, for the Simple Solution, I got a mix of breakfast, lunch and ready meals. I got the flavoured shakes in: Strawberry, Toffee Caramel, Banana, Vanilla, Chocolate and Chocolate and Mint. For ready meals I got the Spagetti Bolognese, Pasta Cabonara, Red Bean Chili, Shepherd's Pie and Curry. The "breakfast food" I got were the Porridge Oats and the lunch type of food was the Mushroom & Tomato and Basil soups. 

Below you can find my favourite of each type of meal, and some thoughts on them. In the end I will put my overall thoughts on all of the Exante Diet products I have tried.

Exante Diet Shaker Bottle and Chocolate and Mint Shake

Information about the Exante Diet shakes: "Exante's diet shakes are thick, creamy and formulated specifically for weight loss. They are high protein, low carb and we've made sure they contain NO aspartame, NO artificial colours, NO MSG and have NO genetically modified products! 3 packs gives you 100% RDA's for vitamins and minerals."

So I received this Shaker Bottle for my shakes. It came with a stainless steel ball inside of it, to help the shakes mix properly when you are shaking it. I didn't realise so for the first shakes I tried (Chocolate & Vanilla), I tried them without using it and they were thick and not properly mixed. After using it the proper way, with the steel ball inside- they turned out so much nicer. The consistency is pretty thin but they are super tasty! My favourite is this one in the pictures, chocolate and mint, and also the toffee caramel ones. As mentioned in the info, they do not contain aspartame but they use the sweetener Sucralose instead. A little tip, these contain a lot of added vitamins, minerals and best of all- a lot of protein! So bring the Shaker bottles with you and your favourite shake to drink straight after a gym session! 
Check out all of the shakes here.

Exante Diet Porridge Oats Breakfast Food

Information about the Exante Diet Porridge Oats: "Exante Diet Porridge Oats - the perfect winter warmer. This generous portion will fill you up whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We have recently updated the composition of the Porridge Oats pack, so some of you may find the product less sweet than previously. If you like it sweeter then feel free to add a tablet sweetener or how about some cinnamon for a nice change."

I was pretty surprised to discovered that this was one of my favourite food products, as I usually don't actually like porridge. The taste is really, really nice and contrary to what you might think from the info above suggestion that you might want to add some more sweetener- it already taste pretty sweet. Again, it is sweetened with sucralose and as with all of the other products, it contains added vitamin and minerals. The instructions tell you to microwave it for a couple of minutes, however, I'd say add a few minutes to what it says on the pack, or simply microwave it until you get the consistency you prefer. I always eat breakfast, and quite a lot- and I was surprised that this was actually very filling on its own. If you are used to light breakfast, this will be enough, otherwise- have a boiled egg on the side or some fruits. 

Exante Diet Mushoom Risotto

Information about the Exante Diet Mushroom Risotto: "Exclusive to Exante, you won’t find this stunning meal anywhere else in the UK! This lovely creamy mushroom risotto is packed with flavour while still being high in protein and fibre!"

As this contains rice, I thought this was okay to eat on its own. However some of the other ready meals, like Red Bean Chilli (see below)- I would personally eat with something like rice or pasta. This was really taste and had a lot of flavour. Again, when you microwave this, you might want to leave it in a little longer than the packaging says to get the right consistency. I really enjoyed this meal but as it isn't a really big, I would personally have it as lunch for instance. 

Exante Diet Red Bean Chilli

Information about the Extante Diet Red Bean Chilli: Packed with full red kidney beans and sweetcorn, this spicy beef style meal is a real favourite. Suitable for vegetarians.

This was my favourite ready meal, although I did have it with pasta, so if you are following the diet step by step- this is supposed to be eaten on its own as you can see in the product pictures on the website. It was really easy to get to a nice consistency and had a lot of flavour in it, and as they mention in the description- it contains loads of beans. It is a little spicy and very tasty.

So my overall thoughts? To start with, along with the products you can a few sheets of information about the diet which explains, how and why it works. And with calorie and eligibility for the different types of diet programmes they offer which was really helpful. If you try out the programme you don't have to worry about planning your meals as it is all thought through- and the total calories and vitamins/mineral per day have been calculated to match your personal (chosen) diet plan. The products do not contain aspartame (but instead Sucralose), no MSG trans fats or GM ingredients. All of their products are high in protein, fibre and vitamins and minerals and (from what I can see) they are all suitable for vegetarians.The allergens are either mentioned or highlighted in bold on the ingredient lists, and some contain gluten, lactose, both or other allergens. So if you have any allergies- just check each individual ingredient list. I really like the fact that they all come in powder form because they are so easy to bring with you somewhere, to store and probably to sit in your cupboard for a little while if you like to stock up on products. If you don't want to eat sweeteners, these are probably not for you. Also, if you don't have a microwave you will definitely struggle. Unfortunately I am moving soon and won't and I have a couple of products left so I might have to invest in one!

Have you tried any food products like these? Do you have any questions about the products I have tried? I included loads of direct links so it would be easy to check out any products you are interested in reading more about.

xx

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*These products were sent to me to review, all opinions are my own and no compensation was given to write this post.

26 Dec 2013

17 Furr Cardigan and Leather Trouser Autumn Outfit Post

Furr Cardigan and Leather Trouser Autumn Outfit Post

Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice Christmas. I just wanted to share a little outfit post with some pictures that me and my friend took a while back. Nothing special we were both wearing pretty casual autumn outfits and didn't plan to take pics before hands, but my friend happened to have a great spot to take pics so my visit to hers turned into a little photo session haha.
Check out my other fashion posts here & outfit posts here.


Yes, I am aware that my eyes are closed in this picture but I am the kind of person who, if I am trying to not close my eyes- I will. Lol we asked some girl to take this picture and she literally took over 5 pictures, for all of which I tried (and failed) to not close my eyes. As this is the only pic of me and my friend, this will do anyway.


|| Zara: Furr Collar Cardigan || Bershka: Leather Trousers || New Look: Black Golden Zip Boots || Zara: Beige Shopper Bag ||

I believe my friend's leather trousers are from Zara, and she is wearing those trainer wedges from Nike (no we did not plan to wear almost the same trousers lol). Check out my friend's food blog here.


Do you like or dislike outfit posts in my blog? 
When I started off I actually mainly put up outfit posts, and not so much beauty posts.

xx


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22 Dec 2013

9 Earthnicity Liquid Lips Babydoll and Guava Review

Earthnicity Liquid Lips Babydoll and Guava Review 

Earthnicity Liquid Lips Babydoll and Guava Review

Today I'll be reviewing these Earthnicity Liquid lips (*) in the shades Babydoll and Guava. If you didn't already know, Earthnicity is a UK natural makeup brand and I have previously reviewed the Earthnicity mineral eyeshadows and done some makeup looks with the which you can check out here and here.

As you can see, they are highly pigmented and you would want to apply them using a lip brush. I think they are very very similar to the OCC Lip Tars or Sleek Pout Paints, and sort of a fully natural dupe to them!

Earthnicity Liquid Lips Babydoll and Guava swatches

I chose these two shades myself, and the first one up is the Earthnicity Liquid Lips "Babydoll". It is that typical light, baby pink shade which I think is a must to have! I have worn in on some selfies on my Instagram and actually received comments about what shade I was wearing. As with most light shades, well especially if you aren't light skinned- you need to play about with it a little to make it look nice. I find that the edges sometimes look to harsh and weird with lighter shades.

Earthnicity Liquid Lips Babydoll Review

Next one up is the Earthnicity Liquid Lips "Guava" I thought this shade was cute and something I didn't already own, the picture have actually captured the shade very well and it is kind of a dark coral shade. This is super pigmented and very creamy and glossy!

Earthnicity Liquid Lips Guava Review

They staying power is good for both of them but I'd say it is a little less than for example the Sleek Pout Paints, which even after fading sort of stay on as a lip stain on the lips. But looking at the amazing and fully natural ingredient list- I am so impressed with the way these apply and how extremely pigmented they are. You won't even need to apply lip balm before using these as they only contain natural oils and waxes.

Earthnicity Liquid Lips Babydoll and Guava Review Ingredient List



Have you tried out Earthnicity Products?
Check out my other posts on them here.

Which one is your favourite shades out of these two?

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21 Dec 2013

6 Foxy Hair Extensions Synthetic Wrap Around Ponytail Review on Natural Hair

Foxy Hair Extensions Synthetic Wrap Around Ponytail Review on Natural Hair

Foxy Hair Extensions Synthetic Wrap Around Ponytail Review on Natural Hair
Sorry guys- no makeup! This is a hair review after all :) 

Today I will be sharing my first hair piece review! I got to choose a product from http://www.foxyhairextensions.net/ and I picked the Foxy Hair Extensions Synthetic Wrap Around Ponytail "Cappuccino" (*) as I thought it could work on my natural hair when straightened- for an updo with some extra length.

I chose the shade Cappuccino hoping it would be a match to the colour of my hair, and I think it was quite a close match. The hair piece is made with synthetic hair and is 18 inch. On the right side you can see a separate, curled section of hair, this is what you use around your ponytail, to cover up the area where the pony tail attaches to your hair. As with most synthetic hair it does get tangled pretty easily, especially as it is 18 inch which is pretty long. Also, this hair is very straight and probably more suitable from someone with straight hair, relaxed afro hair  or curly/afro hair that has been blown out or straightened.

Foxy Hair Extensions Synthetic Wrap Around Ponytail Review on Natural Hair

I decided to see what it would look like as a bun, as I didn't actually blow out or straighten my hair for this post- it was just stretched from previous hair styles and pulled back in a bun. Therefore wearing a long, bone straight 18 inch pony tail might not look very natural! I actually really love how this looks as a bun. I started off with applying the ponytail as in the pics above, then I just wrapped the hair around itself and secured it with bobbi pins. If you are wearing this look make sure you use a lot of bobbi pins as this hair is quite "slippery".

Foxy Hair Extensions Synthetic Wrap Around Ponytail  Bun Review on Natural Hair


What do you think looks better, the bun or the long ponytail?
Have you ordering anything from Foxy Hair before?

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14 Dec 2013

5 X-Mas Gift Idea: Pür Minerals 5-Piece Start Now Kit


X-Mas Gift Idea: Pür Minerals 5-Piece Start Now Kit 

Pür Minerals 5-Piece Start Now Kit from M&S Review

Hi everyone! So I've had this Pür Minerals 5-Piece Start Now Kit (*) for quite some time now, and I only just got around to posting it. Thought it would be a pretty good time to publish it now that we are getting closer to Christmas- I really enjoyed this kit and it would make a great Christmas present for someone. Here are the directions for this kit:

"Directions:  Step 1: Smooth neutral primer onto clean, moisturised skin and allow to dry Step 2: Using the chisel brush, apply 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup in circular motions to achieve an even and flawless finish. Layer as needed for desired coverage. Step 3: Using a powder brush or the chisel brush, sweep mineral glow over your face and neck for a healthy glow. Step 4: Complete the look with impact+ mascara. Comb wand through upper and lower lashes with slow, delicate, repeated strokes"- Marks & Spencers website.

Pür Minerals 5-Piece Start Now Kit from M&S Review Pressed Mineral Makeup and Bronzer


Pür Minerals Minerals Glow Bronzer: This is a gorgeous shimmery bronze and exactly the shade I love using! I tend to use shimmery bronzers more like blushers, especially in the summers when I am already tanned. When I still had some left of the Pür Minerals Mineral Pressed Mineral Makeup I used a thin layer of the bronzer all of my face to correct the shade as the powder is a little too light for me.

Pür Minerals Minerals Pressed Mineral Makeup: Okay so I absolutely LOVE this, I featured it in my most recent favourites post and you can see in that pictures that I had already hit pan. I used it instead of foundation, even when my skin was pretty bad and the coverage was amazing. As I mentioned above, the shade was a little too light so I used a layer of bronzer on top of it. When I only had a small amount left, I used a Real Techniques eyeshadow brushed to get the product out and used it as a concealer under my eyes- it worked really well! 


Pür Minerals 5-Piece Start Now Kit from M&S Review Primer, Mascara and Makeup Brush

Pür Minerals Minerals Chisel Brush: I think this was good for applying the Pür Minerals Mineral Pressed Mineral Makeup but it did shed quite a bit. Also, it is pretty hard on your skin, especially for a brush that you use to sort of work in the products. You get great coverage using this though!

Pür Minerals Minerals Pressed Impact+ Mascara: This is a great every day mascara and it has quite a tiny wand that reaches all of your lashes. I do have some results pictures for this mascara but I might do a separate post on that. 

Pür Minerals Minerals Correcting Primer: This is like the typical silicone based primer with amazing slips, but the formula looks and feels a little like a normal face moisturiser as opposed to the typical clear primer. If you have normal skin you could use this instead of your normal moisturiser.

Overall, I am very pleased with this kit and all the products are great quality. I'd recommend this as a gift set, literally a started set if you want to try out some products before buying the full size or just an extra set to have when travelling or staying over at someone else's. I actually brought them last time I wen't to Sweden and the sizes of them are perfect!

Have you tried this brand or any of these products?

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13 Dec 2013

6 Cavells Fashion Wish List Collage

Cavells Fashion Wish List Collage


MICHAEL KORS CYNTHIA MEDIUM SATCHEL || VELVET LONG SLEEVE PEPLUM TOP || OUI PANELLED PENCIL SKIRT || PAOLIBALLERINA SUEDE SLIPPER SHOE || CONTINENTAL ZIP PURSE || 

So I am back with another fashion collage post. This time I've picked my favourites from the online fashion store Cavells.co.uk. I absolutely love a nice pink leather purse, in fact, it's the only type of purse I've had for the last like 5 years or so. This one is from Mikael Kors and I haven't had that one yet but it's so cute. Even thought it's winter now the rest of the items are probably more suitable for spring, so hey, something to look forward to.

Some info about Cavells: "Founded in 1993 Cavells has evolved into one of the most successful independent fashion stores in the UK. Cavells provides some of the most stylish and selected shopping for men and women outside London. The store stocks over 100 brands including Marc Cain, Oui, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Gant and Ralph Lauren with over 30 brands devoted to footwear and accessories. Visit Cavells for the ultimate shopping experience."

Which one is your favourite?
Do you have Mikael Kors bag or Purse?

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12 Dec 2013

6 House of Fraser Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Preview

House of Fraser Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Preview

I attend this a few weeks back and saw a lot of pieces that I liked. I did share quite a few pictures on my Instagram but I do understand that not everyone who follows my blog, follows my Instagram so I thought I'd share some picture in a blog post as well. For those who are not from the UK, House of Fraser is a department store who sells all kinds of things, but this was a preview of their coming fashion items.

Again, if you follow my Instagram you might have noticed my new found love for pattern trousers and I thought these were really cute. Of course I absolutely love Chunky necklaces and who doesn't love a nice leather jacket. I'd actually really love to buy one of these for spring, as I only own black leather jackets so far.


They had tons of pretty bag, mostly designer ones so definitely not in my usual price range lol! I am pretty sure you recognise the brand of the top one, and the two bottoms ones are from Biba- a brand I really like, my purse is from there and they've got really cute bags. As you most probably know as you are on my blog which is called "Pink and Leopard Prints", I do love a good leopard print and adore the Biba leopard print bag bottom left. 


I love the way they arranged the bags at the top, such pretty prints! 


This drink was soo nice, it was a non alcoholic cocktail and the mint made it taste so yummy :)

What are you favourites from the preview, out of these ones?

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