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- 03/04/15--23:00: _MAC x Cinderella
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- 03/07/15--23:00: _NAILS INC ALEXA EDIT
- 03/08/15--06:30: _A HUNGRY GIRL’S GUI...
- 03/09/15--00:00: _A VISIT TO COCO CHA...
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- 02/20/15--23:00: WEAR LIFE EATS 21.02.15
- 02/21/15--23:00: BARRY M SPRING SPEEDY PASTELS
- 02/22/15--05:00: MONTHLY MAKEUP ROUTINE: FEBRUARY
- 02/22/15--23:00: THE PRODUCTS YOU LOVE TOO!
- 02/23/15--23:00: CREASE-PROOF BUDGET SHADOW CRAYONS
- 02/24/15--23:00: BURBERRY BEAUTY AW15 TUTORIAL & BEHIND THE SCENES
- 02/25/15--23:00: BROADWAY MARKET, LONDON
- 02/26/15--23:00: ROUND TWO #BEAUTYCHATLIVE | WEEKLY VLOG
- 03/01/15--11:00: #LPMAKEOVER
- 03/01/15--23:00: THE ALL-STAR OMBRE BLACKSTARS
- 03/02/15--10:27: February Favourites 2015
- 03/02/15--23:00: LE CHALET ON THE ROOF OF SELFRIDGES
- 03/03/15--23:00: Relaunching my blog! // Weekly Vlog
- 03/04/15--23:00: MAC x Cinderella
- 03/05/15--23:00: DISAPPOINTING PRODUCT PACKAGING
- 03/06/15--23:00: WEAR LIFE EATS 07.03.15
- 03/07/15--23:00: NAILS INC ALEXA EDIT
- 03/08/15--06:30: A HUNGRY GIRL’S GUIDE TO LONDON
- 03/09/15--00:00: A VISIT TO COCO CHANEL’S APARTMENT
- 03/10/15--00:00: STUDENT BUDGET DAILY FACE
The base of choice was definitely NARS Sheer Glow whilst some of you with oilier skin types opted for the new NARS All day Luminous Weightless foundation. Sheer Glow was my foundation choice throughout the whole tour and it often came up as a recommendation during the beauty chats. It's still my favourite and I'm sure it always will be.
The star of the entire show was definitely the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel and it was a sellout every night. I'm not surprised, it's an incredible cleanser that we both highly recommend. Some of you with drier, more dehydrated skin were opting for the more nourishing Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. It seems quite a lot of you would have really enjoyed removing your makeup after #BeautyChatLIVE.
It was so exciting seeing so many of you try our favourite products so I really hope you all enjoyed your purchases. So if we had to put together our top picks from Space NK... I guess these would be top of the list!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwIm6rQXknc With all the excitement of the launch last night, my February favourites didn't get it's own blog post - and we wouldn't want to mess up the Monthly Favourites category now would we?! So if you missed it, here it is and if you've already seen it then thank you! I hope you like hearing about my favourite product from the month. Now I just need to buy more DHC Cotton Pads... I ran out today!
Fashion shows, theatre shows, lunches and relaunches... so last week was pretty crazy! I filmed on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday and all the days in between were spent glued to my computer screen. Sunday night (as you all know) my blog relaunched with the new design and it was so exciting! I vlogged that evening whilst Jay and I skyped and drank champagne so I can watch it back in years to come. I hope you enjoy watching and joining in the excitement - thanks again for all your lovely feedback on the new site!
I haven’t kept on top with MAC launches in a long time. I go through phases of knowing exactly what’s launching and being completely oblivious. Their new Cinderella collection caught my attention though as I always find their disney collaborations quite cute and fun. The star of the show and the ‘sellout’ product for me is the 6 shade eyeshadow palette. I love the clear lid and the size of the shadows but it’s the choice of shades that makes it such a nice palette. There are some big MAC names in there like Omega, Phloof!, Quarry and Satin Taupe. Vapour is quite a unique pale, duo-chrome highlight and Stroke of Midnight is in there for a bit sparkle. It’s quite an intense plum that will work nicely as a liner, it makes a nice change from black and keeps the theme of the palette still very wearable. The palette will cost £38.50 and will be available exclusively to Harrods from 6th March and hitting MAC counters from 13th March.
When I sat down on Monday to film I had a feeling it was gonna be a weird one... I came up with the idea of this video on a very tired train home from #BeautyChatLIVE and what seemed like a genius idea then, seems bizarre but kind of fun now. I thought I'd do it anyway, talk through some of my favourite products and what I would LOVE to change about their packaging. I'm a bit of a packaging geek so thinking of cool ways to make products more user friendly is something I love. Let me know which product packaging drives you mad and what you'd love to change about it?
I spent almost two days in Paris this week with Anna. We were so lucky to be taken by Chanel for the launch of their new Coco Rouge lipsticks that are coming out next week. I’ll be posting a photo diary of the trip as well as a full review of the lipsticks (spoiler, I can’t stop wearing Adrienne!). The street style in Paris always amazes me and even just two days has inspired me to revamp my wardrobe for spring. I tend to stop buying winter clothes by christmas time and then there’s a few months where I just have to wait out for spring. But it’s coming, I can feel it and I can’t wait to add some essential items to my wardrobe. So what’s on my list? Some trousers that aren’t black skinny jeans, some flat shoes, that gorgeous suede jacket from Topshop and accessories! Thank you to those of you that have been requesting posts via my new homepage. I’ve really enjoyed reading them all and flagging the ones I can do. Keep ‘em coming! I did an interview with my good friend Jay who was the designer of my new site. It was such a fun interview and I love the finished post, so go have a read here if you want to hear about how we collaborated on the site. Have a great weekend and look out for my ‘teaser’ video tonight on my Facebook page. I think you’re going to enjoy tomorrow’s video!
Now we all know about my love for Essie Maximillian Strausse Her, but this Nails Inc polish very much falls into the same category and I'm having a bit of a love affair with it. Nails Inc Alexa Winter Lilac came in the Alexa Edit collection and it is the most beautiful, soft blue-y lilac. I wouldn't actually say it was lilac, but more of a grey/blue mix. I can't get enough of this polish and the fact it comes in the new snazzy Nails Inc packaging makes it that much better. There's not much else to say, but I really hope this becomes a permanent colour. The Alexa Edit comes with 6 polishes, two of which are incredible one of a kind topcoats - one with stars and one with hearts. So here's the big question. Which do you prefer, this or Maximillian Strausse Her?
I'm a born and bred Londoner so naturally I get a lot of questions about where to shop and where to eat. I've been meaning to do a video for quite some time but London is huge and I'm forever discovering new places and areas. It's hard to put it all into one video but I've tried to work through some key areas and recommend my favourite shops, galleries and restaurants along the way. For all the info mentioned in this video, click to see the video on YouTube and check the (very detailed) description box. I hope this video helps with any future trips to London!
Chanel is a brand that everyone knows. But not everyone knows the history and it's something I've always been interested in. I've read the books, watched the films and last week I was lucky enough to have a tour of Coco Chanel's actual apartment. It's invite only and not many people get to experience it so I soaked up every minute as we walked around and listened to all the stories. It wasn't at all as I expected, there were huge wooden partitions, trinkets everywhere and hundreds of books lined up on the wall. Everything with Chanel has a meaning and it was so interesting spotting signs of inspirations all over her apartment that led Coco to create some of her most iconic designs. We were really allowed to make ourselves at home, we sat on her sofa, at her dining table but not on her bed as there wasn't one. She actually slept across the road at the Ritz Hotel, right until the very end. We had a bit of time to enjoy in Paris too. It was my second visit at Hotel Costes and the food (and shoe string fries) were just as incredible as I remembered! If you ever get the chance to visit, have the Yellow Tail - delicious! We visited Colette, a shop I absolutely loved and walked along the river to the lover's bridge. Just before heading home we ate lunch at one of my favourite spots in Paris, Cafe Marly. I'm looking forward to telling you all about the new Chanel lipsticks, especially now I know the stories behind the names of the people Coco loved so dearly. Keep and eye out for that post and if you have any Paris recommendations for my next trip, please leave me a comment!
As tempting as it is to spend all of your left over student loan money in Space NK, it's probably not the best idea and not really necessary either! We're lucky in the UK to have such amazing brands on offer for such affordable prices so today's post is a look at what my student face would look like if were to go back in time. I've been loving the Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation as a quick, light enhancing, medium coverage foundation. I buff it into the skin and then apply concealer just where I need it. The Kiko Natural Concealer is very similar to the NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer with maybe a bit more coverage. You get a very small amount of product but it's very affordable. I'm still enjoying the Bourjois Healthy Balance powder because although it says it's matte, I find it to be very lightweight and doesn't give a powdery finish to the skin. You all know by now about my obsession with the Soap & Glory Solar Powder, I use it for both a natural day look and a more contoured evening look. The Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Lovely Pink works as a blush and a highlight, just adding light and a flush of colour where you need it. If you need to fill in your brows the Soap & Glory Archery is a great dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz. It has a small brush on one end and a fine wax pencil on the other. For my eyes I have been loving the Bourjois ColourBand cream eyeshadow sticks. I've mixed 03 which is a shimmery beige and 02 which is a deeper brown. They blend nicely together and I took the brown underneath the eye as well. The Max Factor Excess Intensity eyeliners are great because they're like a gel formula in an easy to use pencil form. The pigment is intense so I applied a small amount to the other lass line and blended slightly with a small brush. I tried out a new mascara for this look, well new to me! It's the Rimmel Extra 3D Lash and I actually really liked it! The brush is plastic and really grips the lashes making it easier to get length. I finished up with the Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Sparkling Dewdrops which is a pretty, glossy pink. It's a very simple look using some of my favourite 'drugstore' products. So what do you think? This post was requested by Amy Watts. If you'd like to request a post, please submit your idea here.