Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Abbey By Abbey Clancy Fashion Range For Matalan

I have to be honest I never though Abbey Clancy could pull this out the bag just goes to show you really never should judge a book by it's cover. 
Teaming up with Matalan she's designed a range that's modern, feminine, and affordable. 

I have been inundated with emails and messages asking about the dress I wore on Saturday night while I was out celebrating my year anniversary with the Mr. 
If you love dresses and you want to keep your look classy then I'm pretty sure you'll find something in this range to suit you. 
I have always felt the need to have my boobs on show to feel nice on a night out, but after the weekend I've convinced myself this just inst true, you can still cover up and look classy and feel nice, although getting into a size 10 dress was enough to make me feel a million dollars! 

This high neck dress features a chunky gold zip that runs the whole length of the dress, the flattering ruched material and panel stitching to the waist area all add lovely touches to this dress. 
It's made of a super soft and slightly stretchy material that hugs you, and it's so comfy to wear. The long sleeves make it perfect for the colder months, and of course means you don't need a coat! 

I teamed my outfit with a gold and black clutch bag and some glittery heels. 

Abbey Clancy High Neck Dress £30 Matalan, Gold/Black Leopard Clutch Bag £25 River Island, Glitter T Bar Heels Schuh £50, Ring Trema Large Ring £159 Swarovski. 
To be honest this dress looks far more luxurious and expensive than the £30 it's selling for, and I'm convinced that after the amount of people asking where I got it from it wont be around for much longer, It's on-line right now & I think I'm going to treat myself to the three other colours, this really will be a key piece you'll be able to wear time and time again.

Shop the dress & the rest the range at the Matalan Website

What do you think of my Abbey Dress? 

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Frontcover Cosmetics 'Looks De Luxe' Review & Giveaway!

If you've never heard of Frontcover they are a real luxury make up brand, affordable and allow you to really experiment with your look, be bolder, braver yet still look classy and elegant, Frontcover cosmetics are the perfect blend of make up and fashion, bang on trend. The shadows are highly pigmented, the brushes are great quality, and the looks that you can create using the step by step instructions make it so easy for even the most make up shy girl out there.

I adore Frontcover Cosmetics, I have worked with them several times over the past 2 years and the kit's they produce just seem to get better and better.

Looks De Luxe (£21.50)is no exception, and is your 'Party Make Up In A Box' seriously this is all you'll need for perfect party peepers this season!

As always the looks you see on the box can all be created by following the step by step instructions, and it's so much fun creating the looks, even if your a novice at make up application you will be able to use these kits.

I know so may of you follow me on Insta, and I've had a lot of questions and emails asking about my glittery eyes last night, well this is the kit I used to create the look, and it's all in the box, even the brush!
The 'Shadowbase' that Frontcover have formulated is a fantastic primer, making the pigment shadow's really 'pop' on your lids, as well as grabbing hold of the holographic glitter. Here's how I created my disco ball christmassy eyes....

I simply dotted the Shadowbase across my lid, up to the crease only, and then pressed the 'Darkly' black pigment all over my lid, and topped with some of the gorgeous holographic glitter all over.I finished the look with a fresh base and a bright red lippie, not to mention lashings of mascara.

These pictures are a little blurry on purpose to try and show you the different colours in the glitter!

I will be blogging the sprakly animal print eye very soon, keep an eye out for a second post real soon.

The lovelies at Frontcover are giving one of my lucky readers the chance to win the Looks De Luxe Kit, If you'd like to be in with a chance below it really is simple, all you have to do is comment below & select your entry in the Rafflecopter box, go on you know you want to!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In the meantime if you can't wait and you need to shop head over to the Frontcover Store right now to see what other gorgeous kits they have on offer, I warn you though buying with the intention of giving one away may not be as easy as you think, plus they look fab lined up on your dressing table ;) 


Please note this giveaway is open to UK only, really sorry! Competition ends Friday the 20th Of December and will be posted out as soon as possible to the winner. Please ensure your contactable by Facebook, Email, Twitter etc as I will need to contact the winner. 
Any questions please ask. Prize is one full size kit worth £21.50. 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Dolce & Gabbana 'The One'

It most definitely felt like Christmas came early for me this week, the lovely people at D&G sent me this to try out, and those of you who know me, know i love my scents! 
This is a gorgeous smell for this time of year, notes of vanilla, amber, musk and each all combine to make it a warm, slightly oriental fragrance. It's really long lasting, and although I really love it i'll be saving mine for my Christmas party nights out. 

I would be very happy to get this as a gift, and its a beautiful bottle too. 

Treat yourself, you so deserve it! Pick yours up here at Boots.com prices start at £39.

Real Techniques Core Collection

I swear by these brushes, and if your stuck for stocking fillers for the beauty-a-holic in your life then these could be a great idea!
If you've never tried Real Techniques then you must, they are such good quality brushes, I know I always go on about how well the wash and retain their shape but its so true, some of my RT brushes I've owned for well over a year and they still look brand new. 

This core collection is just that, and the handy case makes it perfect for travel and beauty on the go, as well as looking very professional on your dressing table!
Real Techniques Core Collection
This set is all you need to create a 'Pixel Perfect' complexion using just 4 brushes, and you'll agree I'm sure that the foundation and concealer has to be perfect for the rest of your make up to look great!  

If you've got other RT brushes that you need to take on your travels you can mix and match into this carry case. 

The four brushes in this kit are:
from the top:
Detailer Brush which can be used to conceal imperfections, or of course as a lippie brush. 
Pointed Foundation Brush You can use this brush to build custom coverage with your liquid foundation, the pointed tip allows for precision around the nose eyes and mouth. 
Buffing Brush Perfect for setting your base with powder or for application mineral make up.
Contour Brush Great for applying your favourite bronzers, shimmers, or highlighters. 

I still love the fact that the bristles in these brushes are cruelty free, and they're made from synthetic taklon.

You can see this set along with all the other Real Techniques range right here at Boots.com this set retails at just £21.99, a fab price for amazing quality brushes.
I'll be featuring these brushes a lot in the next couple of weeks, creating all my Christmas party looks, so keep an eye out to see the flawless results.

Argan Secret Hair Products

I have been on the quest for a really moisturising yet gentle hair are range for a little while now, I was contemplating having my hair extensions put back in because my hair seemed to have ground to a haunt growth wise and I needed something to change up my routine, fast. 

I was speaking to my hair dresser and I explained my dilemma, I told her how fed up I was with my hair at its current length and she suggested looking at my shampoo and how I keep moisture in my locks, she suggested I try these products by Argan Secrets, and I'm really glad I did. 
The shampoo is sulphate free and that means no salt, this is an ingredient you'll find in all the high street hair are products, and the truth is it does nothing in the long run for your hair. Since I've been using the shampoo and deep conditioning mask, along with regular (minimal) trims it's actually given my hair a kick up the butt and it's started to grow. 

I've always had thick hair so that's fortunately not a concern for me, but I long for length, so I'm going to keep going with these products. 

I picked mine up in Sally's, you can buy them on their website right here too, they are soften on a 3 for 2 promo and cost £11.99 for the sulphate free shampoo and around £15 for the miracle masque. 

They smell fruity, yet musky, delicious. 

I have to say for the price I am impressed and it really leaves your hair feeling light and refreshed without weighing it down. 

Have you ever tried Argan Secrets? 

Eye Of Horus Mascara

Eye Of Horus has just landed in the UK, an Australian make up brand that's set to rival some of our premium beauty brands.

I really like what this brand are about, they never test on animals, or use any animal hair in their brushes, all the products are paraben free, and contain as many natural ingredients that they can pack in. 

The range of products are all made based on an ancient Egyptian formula, and ingredients , including the ever popular moringa oil, claimed by the gods for its natural beneficial beautifying properties. 

I've been reviewing the Eye Of Horus Mascara this week* and I have to say I really like it, I am always wary of straying away from my trusted brands. 

I will let you judge the results for yourself.....

Top picture shows my lashes natural, and lower picture shows them with 2 coats of EOH Mascara applied. 
Side view, really nice lifting effect to my very straight lashes! 
The mascara is safe for use on even the most sensitive eyes and is rich in natural oils and waxes, it wont sting, clump, or run. The brush is like a little lash comb and is really easy and nice to hold while applying the product.
It comes beautifully packaged in a gift nag, complete with gold wrapping paper inside, the gold logo and ribbon give it a really luxurious feel, great for a gift too.

The only niggle is that for me it's just not quite volumising enough, but I will be using this for my every day mascara its really nice and long lasting, as well as being clump free.

You can get your very own mascara right here at the Eye Of Horus Cosmetics online shop, for just £17.99, check out the other products they have too, some fab bits.


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