Tuesday, December 31, 2013

REN | Revolutionary Skincare

Up until recently, REN is a brand that I've only dipped my toe into with the lovely Glycolactic Radiant Renewal and Invisible Pores Detox Mask. However, the products below have become giants in my daily skincare regime.

The brand is infamous for their attractive 'Clean Skincare' ethic, which is something which instantly encourages me to associate with a product. When I saw this set of six for a bargain price on the shelves of Marks & Spencer, it was something that I was never going to be able to say no to! So over the past few weeks, I have been road testing these guys against my current skincare regime and am pleased to say that some have become to feature more permanently among my cult favourites...

Monday, December 30, 2013

Chloé Eau de Parfum

Chloé's fragrances are now undoubtably some of the most recognisable little bottles on the market and at the moment, I'm absolutely loving their most classic scent, which is just beautiful and completely timeless.

First of all, I think the packaging is so glamorous. The simplicity of the bottle makes it a very original and an almost classic, Parisian addition to the dressing table. Chloé's bow tied effortlessly around the neck has become something of their iconic symbol; something which to me, makes a really chic and feminine statement. This beautiful Eau de Parfum is undoubtably a confident and creative fragrance, described as a 'vibrant, feminine fragrance with peony, lychee and freesia'...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Richard Ward Hair: The Chelsea Collection

Honestly, Richard Ward is a name that I don't usually think of straight away when it comes to hair. However, after receiving this gorgeous set for Christmas, I'm really so impressed and eager to find out more!

This beautiful duo set endeavours to create 'Heaven Sent Hair' and contains a clarifying shampoo treatment, as well as a professional tangle teaser, which is something that I have been meaning to invest in for a while or so now. I think the angelic theme is really lovely and I love the aesthetic wings embedded onto the back of the brush, which make it really easy to hold. The Chelsea Collection was a gorgeous gift and after finding out that Richard Ward has tended to the locks of Pippa Middleton and the like, I'm intrigued to find out more...

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Leighton Denny: The Dramatic Collection

Fortunately, my Mum knows me too well when it comes to nail varnish and consequently, I was so happy to unwrap this absolutely show-stopping Leighton Denny Collection on Christmas morning!

These polishes hit the high end spectrum at £11 per 12ml pot, so I was overwhelmed to receive six of them. The colours are absolutely beautiful and there isn't a single one I wouldn't wear, which is great when buying a set, as often, there tends to be something of a 'dud' shade. However, from left to right, allow me to introduce you to The 'Dramatic' Collection: Leading Lady, Hint of Mint, Starlet, Temptress, Drama Queen and Femme Fatale...

Friday, December 27, 2013

New Years SALE Favourites

So Christmas is over and it's that wonderful time between Boxing Day and New Year when none of us know which day of the week it is. However, with that time comes the biggest sales of the year and a few gifts to ourselves...

So for the next few days, I plan to continue feeling festive for as long as possible by consuming Christmas leftovers and also by way of the Sales, in which we can indulge ourselves with what is left in our pockets after present giving. This year, the discounts seem to be even bigger than ever so today, I thought I would show you a few bargains that I've picked up since the prices plummeted...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Getting Ready For Christmas...

So Christmas is just twenty-four hours away and with the celebrations almost at climax, I thought I would give a little insight into my own festive preparations so far. 

It's been over a week now since I returned home from University and with the wrapping nearly done, constant cooking on the go and the mulled wine flowing, the final arrangements are now in full swing! The tree is dressed and in its prime and it's time to perfect the finishing touches before Santa comes...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sleek Gloss Me 'So Berry Sweet'

I actually picked up this guy as a mistake, thinking it was Sleek's somewhat infamous 'Matte Me' formulation. However, I have actually become rather taken with this ruby slipper red and it's become part of my festive lip.

First of all, how gorgeous does this look in the bottle. It has an incredible almost golden shimmer to it, which can't really be noticed on the lips, however on the dressing table it's a different story! The texture of the gloss is actually what I was firstly so impressed with. It resists stickiness and glides onto the lip beautifully, which is a must when I'm looking at glosses like this as you don't want any lipstick colour to be pulled off by a layering product. All in all, I'm super impressed with the finish, as you will be able to see below...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas In Red

I'm certainly not one to save a bold lip until the festive season, however Christmas is without doubt the best of excuses to paint the town red... or perhaps just our lips and nails then.

I have many-a-red boasting through my make up draws, however in the past I have often found myself clinging to one particular product. On the contrary, this year I've been really spread my wings and rediscovered some of my more classic crimsons, whilst also picking up the odd red hot newbie to add to my growing collection...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eye Shadow Palette

I actually don't think I've owned a Rimmel Eye Shadow, however in the last few weeks I've been hooked on this. Rimmel's Glam Eyes HD Palettes were bought out earlier this season and are available in a few different shades, however it is this compilation in particular which I think is just gorgeous.

This beautiful collection of warm bronze hues is Brixton Brown 022, which includes the perfect five wearable shades for a autumnal smokey eye, or that can just be blended to give the eyes some stunning definition. The colours are gorgeous and compliment each other beautifully, whilst the eyeshadows themselves are just as impressive for the high street. They are well pigmented and blend beautifully, leaving a creaseless, satin finish. This really is something that I am wearing all the time at the moment...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

With just a matter of days to go now until Santa comes, I've got another party inspired post - in keeping with the festive spirit! This outfit is much more innocent and almost on the opposite end of the spectrum to my velvet and sparkles look, however, a bright red lip has added just a touch of Christmas Spice.

This is the ultimate 'Snow Queen' image this season. I absolutely love the style of the dress and this particular shape is a traditional winner with so many different body shapes. It’s a very girly cut and features a floaty, delicate material, however the lace inserts add a chic, seductive feel to the look which I think is enhanced by a bright crimson lip. This is Rimmel Apocalips in 'Big Bang' which is just an incredible Hollywood red and when this lacquer dries - it 'aint going anywhere! I think the contrast is great and is sure to stand out on the dance floor during the party season....

Monday, December 16, 2013

Jewels and Velvet

The party season is finally upon us and this Christmas I'm loving this amazing LBD from Virgos Lounge. With its beautifully encrusted top and smooth velvet skirt, this is the ultimate festive party piece for your wardrobe.

Nothing says Christmas more than the intricately jewelled bodice and sleeves of the dress, which forms a really striking contrast with its smooth velvet a-line skirt. Although the cut of the dress is quite innocent, the show-stopping silver detail makes it really something to talk about and I love the netting that uplifts the skirt, making it super girly. I've paired it with some big jewel earrings, high black heels and my beloved Lulu Guinness Clutch which I take everywhere! The black accessories really showcase the encrusting on the dress and the eye is immediately drawn to the lavish metallic detailing. This dress is my absolute favourite thing in my wardrobe this Christmas...

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Tell All Tuesdays BLOG HOP!

Tuesdays just got a whole lot more exciting.. My blogger bestie Kristen, at Your Beauty Fix, has just started a brand new Blog Hop for us all, which is now taking place weekly over on her absolutely gorgeous blog!

This week, I am co-hosting #TellAllTuesdays with Kristen and would love to invite you all along to join us. It is an absolutely fabulous way to discover new blogs and also get your blog recognised at the same time, but above all, what could be more lovely than a good old girly bloggers chat and getting to know people with similar interests in the blogosphere! Click below to find out how you can easily become a part of the Tell All Tuesdays Blog Hop...
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