Monday, 24 June 2013

BOSS JOUR Pour Femme

BOSS JOUR Pour Femme is the new fragrance from BOSS Parfums. Available exclusively at Boots from June 26, followed by a nationwide roll-out on July 24.

The inspiration for this new day time fragrance is ‘the first light of day’ – as they feel that at this time of the day the BOSS woman takes a brief moment to prepare herself for the day ahead and feel inspired to pursue all its opportunities.

The fragrance was designed around three important parts that make up today’s modern woman being; light, inspiration and elegance. I really love the inspirational message they are sending with this campaign saying “the day starts at dawn – write your own story” because I am a true believer that every day presents an option for a fresh start!

Gwyneth Paltrow, who was the face of the BOSS NUIT Pour Femme, returns for her second campaign as Ambassador for BOSS JOUR Pour Femme.
Heavily advertised by the beautiful Gwenyth Paltrow, and with a gorgeous bottle, whats not to like about this fragrance? The only downside is it's staying power, It just doesn't last the day without having to reapply.

It would be a perfect day to day fragrance and its blend of floral and citrus is fresh and sweet without being too heavy.

The collection consists of eau de parfum (30ml/£35, 50ml/£49 and 75ml/£63), shower gel (£20), body lotion (£22) and deodorant (£20).

 If you cant wait and want to secure yours head over and join the Boots.com Waiting List and grab a free sample while your at it.


Britney Spears Island Fantasy

The newest instalment from Miss Spears is the beautiful 'Island Fantasy' this gorgeous summer inspired scent is really light and ideal for day to day wear this summer. 

Island fantasy is a fruity floral and the brands first EDT.

A potion of succulent fruits and colorful blossoms, evoking warm sunshine, ocean breezes and glittering beaches. Followed by a mouthwatering mix of citrus cocktail, mandarin, clementine, watery melon and red fruits intertwines with refreshing floral notes of jasmine, freesia and violet. A surprising finish of soft musky undertones and sugar cane makes the tantalizing aroma carefree, flirty and feminine.

Shimmering gold gemstones emblazon the green and blue ombré bottle, symbolizing a warm sun rising over tranquil turquoise waters and lush green florals.

This is a real steal at just £16 for a 100ml bottle, that's half price. I've only seen it in store and online through Superdrug on offer but keep your eyes peeled for it elsewhere. 

I love all the Britney fragrances the only thing I don't really like with this one is that it doesn't have as much staying power as the EDP's do. 

What perfume are you wearing this summer?  


Saturday, 22 June 2013

HD Brow Palette 'Foxy'

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few months you'll be well aware of the Big Brow trend, making a comeback on the catwalks last year bigger brows have had real staying power and it seems, the bigger the better.

Your eyebrows are the frame to your face, and it really is amazing what a difference spending just 5 mins a day on grooming them and defining them can make, they really lift your eyes and make them pop.

I personally beef my own brows up everyday and cringe at the sight of my old school tadpole brows.

Are you guilty of tweezing yours into oblivion, or do you embrace the natural bushy look that you were blessed with?

I have recently been reviewing the HD Brow Palette*, I have previously been an avid follower of Christian Brows, I reviewed their palette last year, If you missed it catch up right HERE

I get asked so often what I use on my brows, and I really do think that pallets give a much softer look in comparison to an eyebrow pencil, and I love the ease and blend ability you can only get from a powder.

As I am a brunette I have been using the 'Foxy' palette, HD Brows offer it in 3 colourways so there is something to suit everyone, and will help you achieve the look you want.

The HD Brow palette is long lasting, and I have been putting it to the test wearing it for 8 hours at work and then putting it through its paces during an hours cardio in the gym, to be honest when the rest of my face has long gone the only part of my mornings make up application that still looks good is my brows, so I would definitely agree it has some serious staying power!

The brush in the mirrored compact gives you the tools you'll need in order to maintain a sharp and precise application, every time. Sometimes if you have your brows done in a salon it's hard to recreate the look, this palette will definitely help you to achieve it in your own home.

Here is a couple of recent shots of me with my brows done with my HD palette.....

Order your very own palette direct from the Nouveau Beauty Group Online Store for £19.95.

Do you define your brows daily, or have you yet to be brave and tackle the slugs, or tadpoles gracing your forehead?!


*PR Sample

Ted Baker Marr Bag & Tyro Purse

Being a true girly girl, I LOVE bags and cute purses, I mean which girl doesn't right?! 
Anyway for those of you who have followed me for a while will know I have a love for Ted Baker bags, and I have always wished to own one. 
 I don't know exactly what it is that draws me to them, but the bold colours, sophisticated designs and the bulldog print definitely all appeal to my inner girlie. 

Today's shopping trip was very productive, because I bagged myself some brand new arm candy, 
Ted Baker of course, and the current in store promo at House Of Fraser meant I got it cheap too! 

Take a look at my new goodies.....

My bag is the beautiful 'Marr' this bright pink handheld beauty is so barbie-esque and I love it! This was brand new for S/S 13 and I've been eyeing it up ever since, if pink isn't your colour then don't fret they do make it in other colours, it retails at £129 but I picked mine up for £80, barg! 
Such a steal and it certainly brightens up these dull and dreary days we are having. 

The details on this bag are really subtle, yet they make a statement, there is a detachable clutch and loads of compartments inside, a good bag has to have compartments for everything! This one has zip up pockets, a mobile pouch, and it's really roomy too. 

 I had to get a purse to go with my bag (it's a girl thing) and I was really pleased to pick up this little beauty this is the 'Tyro' purse by TB and it comes in a spectrum of beautiful hues too. 

The purse also has statement features, how cute are the crystal clasps on the coin section.... they have TB gently etched inside, setting the purse off beautifully. The girly scroll Ted Baker logo on the front is really pretty, yet so simple, and the lining...typical TB print, featuring the sweetest little bull dogs. 
All the Ted Baker purses have this quote printed on the note section.....
"The more you give, the more you get"

 The Tyro purse retails at £65, but i got it for just £45.50, again a total barg, to say I am happy is a total understatement! 

Check out the Marr Bag & Tyro Purse on the Ted Baker Website right now, they have a lot of nice things in the sale right now, so there's no better time to grab your own arm candy. 

Do you have a Ted Baker handbag or purse? 


Monday, 10 June 2013

Eco Tools Fresh & Flawless Complexion Set

EcoTools Fresh & Flawless Complexion Set is beautifully presented in a booklet style case.

Each brush is super cute and decorated in a beautiful bright girly pattern, these are too nice to hide away in the storage box, although you might want to keep it handy for all the application tips.

(from left) Flat Concealer Brush, Buffing Concealer Brush, Precision Foundation Brush,
Complexion Blending Brush, Full Powder Brush

The cute leafy, girly designs are gorgeous!

In true EcoTools style these brushes are cruelty free, and will last a long time. 

I am so into my make up brushes and I truly believe that good make up is down to the tools!

They give a real flawless finish and they fit in even the smallest make up bag, so there's no need to leave home with out them. You have 2 concealer brushes, 2 complexion brushes and a blush brush, so you have enough to do a full face, flawlessly. 

I would say these brushes would be better suited to someone just starting out with a brush collection, or for beauty gals on a budget, and although I could use them whilst on holiday they wouldn't be my first choice at home, I like my full size brushes.

If you want to treat yourself to a set head over to Cute Cosmetics and order them online. 

Which make up brushes cant you live without? 


The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil

I am in love!
And if you only plan on buying one body product this summer, this is it.....

Honey Bronze from The Body Shop is a lightweight dry oil that adds a hint of colour and shimmer to your skin, all encased in a beautiful honey rich, holiday inspired fragrance.

Honey Bronze on the skin
Honey Bronze blended in
It's not greasy at all, and will highlight a tan if you have one, or give you a glow if you don't, so it really is a staple product for the summer.

My Honey Bronze is the 02 Honey Shade, which is the lighter of the 2 that's available, the 01 Bronze Shade is much darker when applied to the skin, but it really just depends on your personal preference just how dark you want to glow.

I picked my Honey Bronze up for just under £10 at an outlet store, but you can pick yours up for £16 in store, or online and for a 100ml bottle it's really good value for money.

No matter if your glow is real or faux this summer you definitely need this on your dressing table.


Thursday, 6 June 2013

My Swarovski Sparkles!

My blog is very much beauty and hair related, and I do like to keep my personal life separate, but every now and then there are special occasions or trips in my life that I like to share with my readers, it gives you a little insight into my life and lets you know more about me.

 Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen a few snaps of this, and those of you who don't, well let me introduce you to what I can only describe as my new baby.....

My beautiful Swarovski Trema Ring, I was recently given this as a gift by my boyfriend Dan on our bank holiday weekend trip to London. Whilst I was busy browsing the flagship store in Oxford Street I spotted it in the display cabinet (I have wanted one of these rings for years) I was then handed a little Swarovski gift bag.#
These pictures do not do this ring the sparkly justice it deserves, it's simply stunning. I have never owned a piece of Swarovski jewellery before but they really ooze quality, and they have made my Tresor Paris earrings look dull!

Check my beautiful ring out on the Swarovski Online Shop it's absolutely gorgeous & to say I am a very spoilt princess is an understatement!

Thanks to my gorgeous man for a ring that I'll treasure forever, and every time I look at it I think of my time in London & how lucky I am to have such a wonderful man in my life.

Do you love Swarovski Jewellery?


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

2True Pro WOW Mascara

I have been reviewing a lot of mascara lately.

This one from 2True* costs just £3 and is really good value for money. 
It’s waterproof although it doesn't state this on the tube, I love the pink packaging too.

The brush makes application really easy, although I don’t find it gives much volume it holds all day and isn't clumpy or flaky.
My lashes never curl very well but that’s because they are naturally straight, very annoying!

The mascara actually holds up pretty well, here are my peepers after a day in the office, and a 90 minute gym session….. 

I would say this mascara is great for girlies on a beauty budget and as an inexpensive day to day mascara. 

Grab your own & check out the rest of the range right now at the 2True Online Shop, Like the Facebook Page or Tweet them @2trueCosmetics

Have you ever used 2True Cosmetics? 


Monday, 3 June 2013

Lime Crime Candyfuture Lipstick

"Colour is not a crime, it's a way of life"

Lime Crime Cosmetics are like no other, the must have brand for girls who are not afraid to experiment with the brightest and boldest shades. Highly pigmented shades and an ever expanding collection mean that your imagination is your only limitation!

In just 4 short years Lime Crime has become a highly respected brand, and has graced the faces of some of the biggest stars, no surprise Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj to name but a few.

PETA approved, vegan friendly and cruelty free, always, Lime Crime is a brand you can always trust and be safe in the knowledge your cosmetics are animal friendly.

I have a few Lime Crime posts to share with you, and this first one is all things lippy, I have swatched 2* of the opaque lipsticks from their Candyfuture Collection.....

which offers shades in 10 funky and very bright colours, you wont be going unnoticed wearing any of these!

I adore the lilac unicorn packaging, you know at first glance that this is Lime Crime, and the bold packaging really represents the brand.
Retrofuturist A gorgeous berry red shade, as good as it looks alone you could layer on some lipgloss to add a hint of shimmer and shine to give it more depth. I think this will be a really nice winter colour, especially against pale skin and neutral eye make up. £11.50 direct from Cocktail Cosmetics.

Glamour 101 A very bold & sexy red hue. This one looks so bright and out there but actually on the lips it's stunning.
I wouldn't layer any lipgloss over this one personally as I love the deep letterbox red.
It's  a known fact that red lippie will make your teeth look whiter too, bonus!

Of the 2 shades I love the Glamour 101 and as I am trying to be a lot braver with colour this year I will be wearing this one a lot, next on my list is the beautiful Geradium shade, a barbie esque pink (definitely a Miss Minaj)

The official UK stockist of Lime Crime Cosmetics is Cocktail Cosmetics
you can see their online shop right here, Like the Facebook Page, and Tweet them directly at @CocktailCosmet

Do you use Lime Crime? I would love to hear your thoughts, and keep your eyes peeled as I have an eye inspired post featuring more Lime Crime products coming up really soon.


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