Friday, July 15, 2016

MAC - Isabel & Ruben Toledo Modern Twist Lash Mascara (LE)

Hi everyone! Today I have a review of the MAC - Isabel & Ruben Toledo Modern Twist Lash mascara in the shade Caligrafy. The shade is a gorgeous dark navy with light blue micro shimmers in it. It's a really subtle but beautiful colour that will make your eyes pop in an intriguing way. The brush is very curvy and I did find it a bit difficult to apply. I found myself smudging mascara on my eyelids with the dip in the brush. Saying this, I did find that it lifted and brightened my brown eyes very nicely. As this collection was limited, it is no longer available but you might be lucky and find it online somewhere. This mascara retails for £24.80.



 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Creme De La Mer - Renewal Oil & Hand Treatment

Hi guys! I hope you are well and having a great week so far. Today I have some very exciting products to share with you. I was extremely fortunate enough to receive some Creme De La Mer products recently so I thought I would do a review of them. The two products I'll be showing are: The Renewal Oil (RRP £155 for 30ml, available online here) and The Hand Treatment (RRP £70 for 100ml, available online here). 

The Renewal Oil - You might be aware that I am a huge advocate of facial oils. I have been using them religiously and non stop over the course of 7 years and have seen even the darkest spots and acne scars disappear because of them. It was no surprise I would love this product which is multi-usage (I use this on my face, decolletage, cuticles, hair etc) that envelops skin into nourishment to enhance its natural glow. It softens emerging lines and helps combat skin dehydration for a beautiful glow. A little tip I learned with this product is that you have to "Shake it to wake it". 'It', referring to the miracle broth, which sits at the bottom of the bottle, and the oil on top, so shaking helps to homogenise the product. This oil is perfect for people who want instant hydration but don't like to feel and look too greasy as it is definitely a light-weight dry oil.
The Hand Treatment - I have been using this hand cream for months actually but only now have my own. Well over due as this is the best hand cream I've ever used. It is silky, soothing and nourishing, that creates an emollient barrier to lock moisture in. I do find this cream a little too heavy for day use but is absolutely perfect before bed for an overnight treatment. I have suffered from cracked knuckles for years from boxing and this is the only product that has actually softened them and made the appearance much more hydrated!



What products by Creme De La Mer have you tried? I can't wait to try more products from this gorgeous brand! Thanks so much for reading and have a great week ahead.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Double Triangle Nail Art

Hi guys! Today I have some simple nail art to share with you. I felt like doing something geometric for the weekend so I landed on this design! Super simple and easy but looks really cool too! I used 2 coats of Chanel - 623 Mirabella and then freehanded the triangles using Model Co - Oh My Goodness Greycious, followed by 1 coat of Glisten & Glow HK Topcoat. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the warmer weather (finally!).



 

Friday, June 3, 2016

MAC - Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Swatches

Hi guys! It's been a while. I must find the motivation to blog more often but I'm just so tired when coming home from work. I have lots of new goodies to review for you though but today I am showing you the brand new Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours by MAC. There are tons of shades but I only have 2 (so far). The two colours I'll be showing you are Too Matte With Love; a beautiful bright raspberry and Rich & Restless; A midtone pinky salmon. The formula on these are really good. They're easy to apply, completely opaque (although some of the darker shades look like they need a bit of playing around with application) and dry to a  completely matte finish. In terms of longevity, they don't last as well as Velvetines (only matte liquid lipsticks I've tried so far). After about 4-5 hours they start feathering from the inner lip area. Overall this is a super exciting product from MAC and I'm glad they finally released their take on the liquid lipstick. They have some really exciting shades too so be sure to have a look online or at your nearest counter. MAC - Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours retail for £21.00 (available online here). 






Rich & Restless
Too Matte With Love
 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Floral Mani (+ Tutorial)

Hi guys! I hope you are doing well. Today I want to share with you some really pretty nail art inspired by a tissue box I bought recently. I love when you can find inspiration even in the daftest home items! I decided to do a mini pictorial in case you'd like to recreate this design. I used 2 coats of Kester Black - Acid for the base colour, China Glaze - White on White for the rose base and Liquid Leather for the black fern design. I then used Kester Black - Forget Me Not and Prenup for the rose outlines. I hope you like this design and find some inspiration from it! Have a great week ahead.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

MAC - Please Me Lipstick + Extended Play Lash Mascara Review

Hi lovely people! I have two new MAC products to share with you that I recently picked up! The first being the Extended Play Lash Mascara in the shade Endlessly Black (RRP £15.00) and a Limited Edition packaged lipstick called Please Me which is a stunning muted-rosy-tinted pink matte shade (RRP £15.50). There is nothing negative I can say about these two products. MAC is always reliable and their quality never falters. The lipstick is super creamy and pigmented and the mascara is my new favourite everyday mascara for subtle, groomed lashes. It is definitely buildable for a more dramatic look too! Here's a look at some photos.


Without/With Extended Play Lash Mascara


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Jo Malone - Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

Hi guys! I hope you are all well. I can't wait for the weather to start warming up! This week has been absolutely beautiful here in London - blue skies 4 days in a row is rare! Today I want to share with you my current favourite (and potentially new all time favourite) fragrance by Jo Malone in the scent Wood Sage & Sea Salt (RRP £42 for 30ml, available online here). Thankfully I'm lucky enough to be able to get a few freebies at work every month and this was what I chose. This scent has top notes of Ambrette Seeds, Sea Salt and Sage. It doesn't sound like it would be fresh or floral-y, but it is honestly such a beautiful scent. Very mesmerising and romantic. I adore this brand, even down to the smallest details of the packaging, and the customer service you receive in their stores. I highly recommend you check them out if you haven't already!