Monday, 30 November 2015

L'Oreal GlamBronze La Terra Bronzer

It was this summer’s must-have bronzing powder with a tribal print!

L’Oréal Glam Bronze La Terra, created with silky micro pigments for a soft, natural looking tan. It’s a bronzer you’ll always want to wear, combining a luxurious velvety touch and totally addictive summer fragrance, to create a sensual, glamorous summer. It is a bronzing powder that can be used for both face and body. Formulated with fine film technology, the bronzer is light wearing and allows the skin to breathe. It's also smooth in texture and contains a blend of ochre tones and micro-dispensed light pigments to perfectly mimic the effects of a sun kissed look, giving the skin an instant glow.

The colour pigmentation is gorgeous and it's lasting power is extremely good. It stays on all day and adds a lovely, naturally sunkissed glow, due to the small flecks of glitter in the powder. Although it does lean to a warmer undertone, so use a light hand to give you a bronze glow rather than oompa lumpa!.. A great bronzer to add a summer glow to these miserable dark winter days! You can pick it up for £12.99 but it's usually included in 3 for 2 offers in certain stores.

What products do you reach for to brighten your winter?

Friday, 27 November 2015

Look Fantastic Black Friday Sales #LFBlackfriday

Black Friday is upon us again and if last year is anything to go by it will be crazy busy with people fighting over the last TV in the Supermarket!.. So Why not get all your Beauty deals from the comfort of your own bed!! - That's where you're going to find me!.. Look Fantastic have some of the best savings on top brands, launching from Midnight.....To celebrate the event I was lucky enough to receive a specially created ‘THE LITTLE BLACK FRIDAY BOX’. The box cannot be bought (unfortunately), it just gives you a taster of some of the amazing brands and deals you can pick up in the Black Friday and Cyber Weekend event on the Look Fantastic website!..

When I opened the box, I was very happy to see the contents inside, every product was brilliant, all great brands I use or have wanted to try, here is what I found..

La Roche-Posay Research has shown that, under the effects of external aggressors (pollutant particles, dust...), oily imperfection-proneskin undergoes oxidation, which can trigger a chain reaction – hyperkeratinisation, sebum hyperproduction, oxidation of sebum and impurities present at skin surface – which can lead to the formation of new imperfections.For the 1st time from La Roche-Posay, EFFACLAR K (+) daily care combines LHA with the VITAMIN E + CARNOSINE+ AIRLICIUM™Beyond refining the look of skin texture, our 1st care for oily skin to reduce the appearance of blackheads and mattify skin for 8 hours from the very first application.Instantly: skin is mattifiedTo target the results of this process: pores look unclogged, skin texture looks smoother, shine controlledFrom the very 1st application, skin has an all day clean & fresh skin sensation. Skin looks transformed: smoother-looking skin texture, pores look unclogged, controlled shine £14.90 - Offer 3 for 2 across the range.

The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge will allow you to apply liquid and cream foundations flawlessly, giving your skin a poreless, airbrushed appearance. Easy to use, the sponge features rounded sides that allow you to smooth foundation over large areas of your face, whilst the flat edge allows you to blend it into the contours of your eyes and nose. Finished with a precision tip that's perfect for targeting specific blemishes and imperfections, the Miracle Complexion Sponge from Real Techniques will produce high definition results, so you can create a professional finish. £5.99 Offer: Save 35% on core collection + 3 for 2 on everything else

Regenerate your skin with the Eve Lom Cleanser, a multi-award-winning, multi-purpose skin cleanser, suitable for all skin types, it is a decongestant, softens and leaves a highly receptive base for your beauty products to work with. This exfoliating cleanser includes a unique blend of ingredients which each activate individual cleansing properties. Clove Oil's antiseptic properties encourage clear skin, Eucalyptus Oil drains away toxins, Hops Oil tones, and Egyptian Chamomile and Cocoa Butter soften and soothe the skin. Without drying the skin, this Cleanser removes even the most stubborn waterproof make-up. Prices start from £55.00 for 100ml.
Morning Time Cleanser contains the four signature Eve Lom aromatic cleansing oils together with papaya enzymes and carrot oil to stimulate collagen production, leaving skin radiant, refreshed and balanced. It works to decongest the skin and remove even the most stubborn waterproof make-up, whilst rejuvenating and deeply nourishing tired skin. With visible benefits for all skin types, why not give your complexion the best possible start to the day with Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser. This luxurious facial cleanser is quick and easy to use and washes off in just two minutes, leaving skin soft, exfoliated, toned and brightened - with noticeably minimised pores. £40.00 for 125ml. - Offer: An EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition 450ml Cleanser with a £110.00 worth £250.00 – buy now for £140.00
Tangle Teezer's uniquely designed teeth flex and flick as they glide through the hair, eliminating tangles and knots on contact, minimising breaking, splitting and damage caused by mistreatment. It's perfect for all hair types and is recommended for fragile or colour-treated hair, hair extensions, weaves and children's fine tangle-prone hair. Offering a pain free way to ease out those nuisance knots, this Tangle Teezer Original Purple Crush will leave your hair silky soft and effortlessly smooth.Tangle Teezer can be used on wet or dry hair, with it's Revolutionary convex teeth for pain-free detangling, it Distributes hair conditioners and treatments evenly. £10.90 - Offer: 3 for 2 across the Range
Achieve a perfected complexion with the A Little Amazing Concealer, a miniature version of the original Amazing Concealer. Formulated with waterproof formula which works to make all imperfections disappear, it's available in a range of shades perfect for all skin tones. It's effective waterproof technology and highly pigmented formula is designed to conceal dark circles, blemishes, sun damage and broken capillaries; it's the ultimate skin perfector. It's super lightweight yet promises to give full coverage every time - simply dab onto the skin and blend to see the amazing results of this makeup artist favourite. £19.50 for 6ml. - Offer: 3 for 2 across the range
Say hello to the exclusive facial treatment that’s all the rage in Hollywood right now... GLAMGLOW Face Mud Mask will leave your face totally rejuvenated and your complexion gleaming within 10 minutes. Made from only the very finest quality ingredients, such as French sea clay and volcanic minerals GLAMGLOW Face Mud Mask makes it the number one choice of Hollywood film stars. The unique tingling and exfoliating treatment works for all skin types to tackle any problem areas and leave skin soft and renewed, the results? Your complexion is utterly refreshed and glowing for three days after application. £49.99 - Offer: 3 for 2 across the Range
Discover the best Black Friday Beauty deals on your most-wanted beauty brands such as Foreo, GHD and Jurlique, order now at Look Fantastic Don't miss out on all the amazing offers,and save yourself lot's of money, They also offer FREE Worldwide shipping and Next Day Delivery options if your impatient like me!!
There's more - If none of these have wet your beauty appetite, LF are also offering you a huge 20% off which can be redeemed on a wide selection of brands using code LFBLACK - valid 27/11-30/11. Minor exclusions apply.
What product have you got your eye on?

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Body Shop Swinging Silver Palette and The Sparkler in Silver.

A lovely palette in gorgeous packaging, any beauty fan would be happy to open this on Christmas day to create their Christmas looks!  It will Be their time to shine this season with the Winter Trend Eye Palette. This must-have Eye Palette combine stylish metallics with on-trend winter shades. Metallic silver tones are teamed with smoky blues and fresh coral hues. It has beautiful shadows to suit everyone, but if silver isn't your thing check out the gold palette in this collection.
  • Swinging Silver
  • Special edition packaging
  • Contains a mirror and brush

Add a touch of shimmer to the party season with our Sparklers, with a special edition 1920s look. These glittering mists are available in a choice of silver or gold metallic tones making them the perfect way to polish off a Christmas makeup look. This is like unicorn dust in a bottle!.. It looks so pretty sprayed in your hair or over your décolletage, shoulders, arms area to give you a little Christmas sparkle!.. A very fine sparkly powder in a very pretty bottle.
  • Available in silver or gold
  • Special edition packaging
  • Can be used on the body or hair

What have you tried from this collection?


Saturday, 21 November 2015

Avon Nail Selection Box 2015.

This is a great gift idea for any nail polish lover, it contains 12 gorgeous shades in different finishes the Advent calendar-style box contains:
• Nailwear Pro+ in Coral Reef, Cosmic Blue and Licorice
• Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Dazzle Pink, Envy, Limoncello, Purplicious, Roses Are Red and Sterling
• Magic Effects Diamond Shatter Top Coat
• Magic Effects Matte Top Coat
• Magic Effects Fringe Effect Nailwear in Frayed Edges.
• All 10ml
Priced at £55, but Avon currently have an offer - if you spend £10 or more across the website and you can buy this for £18!!!... 

What advent calendar have you been eyeing up?

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Size Palette.

This versatile eye shadow set provides eight must-have neutrals in one portable palette. From nudes to blacks, these crease-resistant, long-wear shimmers and velvety smooth mattes are organised with shimmers on top and mattes on the bottom so that they are easy to use. I picked this little beauty up from Sephora in the mall at Millenia in Orlando whilst on Holiday in June, it is tiny.. About the size of a Credit card, I was really surprised how small it was, but the shadows are great, pigmented and a good size and fill the palette, it is perfect for popping into your handbag or a compact make up bag for a trip away, the shades can take you from day to night no messing! Full of neutrals like the smashbox full size palatte but this contains eight.. Four matte and four shimmer, such a great little travel-size palette of eight, with universal neutral shadows. t was $24 = £15.78 which I don't think is too bad for eight high quality, long wearing shadows?!

This set contains: 
Shimmer Eye shades in Chocolate Brown/Golden Pearl, Soft Gold/Golden Silver Pearl, Light Tan/Golden Silver Pearl, Mid-Tone Slate/Silver Pearl.
Matte Eye shades in Matte Warm Chocolate Brown, Soft Matte Mid-tone Tan, Creamy Matte Beige, Ashy Dark Brown.

The Full Exposure Palette was created because the pros at Smashbox Studios needed it. On set, they’ve seen every skin tone and eye shape imaginable, so they wanted a super universal, straightforward palette that works on anyone, anywhere—from big-deal photo shoots to behind-the-scenes Instagram selfies. 

Have you tried anything from Smashbox?

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush - Taupe

Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush is a perfect weapon for a brow emergency (even when you're on the go). The long-lasting, waterproof formula provides a smooth, even application, and the precise, microfine tip makes it easy to replicate the natural look of real hair.

Brow Beater has a unique texture that provides an ideal laydown of colour that lasts all day. And the shade range? Four versatile options: Taupe, Neutral Brown, Warm Brown and Dark.

Brow Beater's double-ended, slim barrel makes it easy to craft the perfect set. Use the mechanical, retractable pencil to fill in and shape brows, then groom and blend with the spoolie brush. Need to apply on the run? The self-sharpening format is good to go: no sharpener, no messy pencil shavings.

Urban Decay Brow Beater is enriched with vitamin E, argan oil and coconut oil.


Monday, 16 November 2015

Brianna 3/4 wig in Ginger Brown by Hot Hair

Brianna is a 3/4 wig with long gentle yet glamorous waves through the ends. This ultra-long style is perfect for a glamour-puss look that will ensure you turn heads - I received my hair piece in a lovely black box with tissue paper - it felt so luxurious! The hair itself, to me looked and felt real.. It's not super shiny like some synthetic pieces, once out the box it took me about 3-5 minutes to figure out how to best attach to my head.. I split hair from ear to ear the hair above I flip forward the hair below I put in a low ponytail.. I attach the hair piece over my low ponytail and secured, I then put my remaining hair back down and styled with a kirby grips to blend the two together and make it look natural, within minutes I have gorgeously long locks!.. The ¾ wigs easily slide in at around 10cm’s behind your hairline to create instant length and volume. You then simply disguise the join with your own hair or a pretty ribbon or hairband to create the easiest, most glamorous way to fabulous hair ever.

This is how it securely attaches to your hair with two tooth combs and two clips, it feels very secure once attched properly.

The hair itself was colour matched to me after sending pictures of myself via email, I was matched to the shade 'Ginger Brown' and I was very impressed when it turned out to be a perfect match.
Made of a high quality synthetic fibre made to look and feel like real hair this wig comes with a slightly waved style and as it is synthetic,but you are unable to use any heat styling on it. I personally think it felt just like real hair and clipped in, my husband couldn't tell the difference between my hair and the wig, which was great!.. I've worn it on a few nights out & never had any strange 'she's wearing a wig looks!' Just compliments. One of my friends "couldn't believe how long my hair had gotten, as You always have it tied back"...  The 3/4 styles are created with life-like synthetic hair, eliminating the need for styling. They won’t droop or flatten in humid or wet weather, and due to their innovative comb and clip system, won’t budge even during the most energetic dancing on a night out.

I love mine and will definitely be wearing my hair down more often.. With this added beauty!

RRP is £69.99 but it's currently on offer for £49.99! 

*PR Sample - All opinions are my own.

Saturday, 14 November 2015


Today we are all French. Today we stand together and are there for each other. Today we are one. #PrayForParis

RIP to all the Innocent Angels and thoughts are with their Families. 💙💭💔

Friday, 13 November 2015

Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Palette

Here we have the Latest release from Urban Decay that has everyone talking!.. For me personally It has been a while since I saw an image of a palette and got truly excited!.. I wanted to know everything about this palette as soon as I saw it and most importantly the release date!.. Now I actually have it in my hands.. It has confirmed my initial 'Love at first sight'.. Urban Decay have out done themselves with Gwen's help of course!!.. This palette is STUNNING! The colour payoff of all fifteen shades is absolute perfection... Even the box is beautiful!

Encased in a gorgeous golden/bronzed, edged palette with white and black doted packaging are fifteen beautiful shadows,

The twelve new shades, are all aptly named by Gwen to represent parts of her Life:
Blonde - a pale beige with pink iridescent.
Bathwater -a pale beige with gold pearl.
Steady - a medium rose with metallic gold.
Punk - the reddish-brown matte.

Baby - a cool metallic rose.
Anaheim - a light taupe-brown.
Zone - a medium matte brown.
Serious - a smoky grey with iridescent pearl.

Pop - a pale coral with iridescent sparkle.
Harajuku - a metallic blue-pink with iridescent microshimmer.      
Danger - a deep metallic royal blue with blue microsparkle.
1987 - a bright metallic yellow-gold.

The other three shades — Skimp, Stark, and Blackout — are favourites of Gwen's from the original Urban Decay collection. My immediate favourite shade is Punk, it is a red-brown matte it makes my blue eyes pop and will be such a stunning look for Autumn/winter.. 

But I also love the shade 1987 which is a beautiful gold, that looks amazing on my inner corners - but I keep changing the more I use the palette!.. Typical blogger so fickle..

Every shade in this palette is wearable, even Harajuku which is a lovely cool toned pink that looks great all over the lid for an easy day look, it doesn't make you look like you're trying to create a look from the 80's!...The release date is 22nd November, but if you go to and pop in your email, they will email you with the release date allowing you to be one of the first to buy it!!, It will be priced at £40.00 which means each shadow works out to be about £2.67 each.. An absolute bargain!!.. I am 100% sure it will be a sell out especially as it's Limited Edition!

Urban Decay have even popped a Blister sample pack of four of Gwen's eight lipsticks into the box that accompany this collection.. 

We have Rock Steady - cream finish is a lovely rich red

714 - Mega Matte Finish is a gorgeous bright red

Ex-Girlfriend - Sheer finish is an on trend nude

Firebird - cream finish is a stunning Fuschia pink.

Will you be rushing out to pick it up?

*PR Sample - All opinions are my own.

Becca Glow on the Go

Get the secret to the iconic BECCA glow in travel-friendly sizes. This collection features BECCA's #1 Luminizer Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Opal paired with Liquid Opal Spotlight Wand. These two formulas absorb and reflect light for a superb natural glow. Layer to create ultimate light & lift or wear alone for different highlighting effect.

  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight in Opal
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal

Becca shimmering skin perfector in Opal, is one of my favourite highlights it is just stunning, it doesn't turn you into a glitterball, it makes you look like a gorgeously glowing goddess. It is just so pretty and when you mix that with deluxe samples - I couldn't resist picking them up!.. I have a massive soft spot for mini's.
This set is available for £20.00, I picked mine up from Cult Beauty, but you can pick up from all ggod online stores.

What's your number one highlighter?

Burts's Bees Naturally Nourished Gift Set.

Ensure your hands and lips are naturally nourished this season, with a Naturally Nourished Christmas Gift Set from Burt's Bees. This festive gift pack contains 3 popular Burt’s Bees products; Burt's Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream to moisturise even the driest  of skin and 2x 100% natural Burt's Bees Lip Balms, made with hard-working natural ingredients to replenishe and soothe dry lips.

With their festive packaging, Burt’s Bees Christmas gift bundles make perfect presents for anyone on your list, or for yourself. They’re also great stocking stuffers. Give the gift of nature, with Burt’s Bees Christmas gifts.

• Gift pack contains 3 popular Burt’s Bees products
• Includes 4.25g Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint Oil, 4.25g Honey Lip Balm and 50g Ultimate Care Hand Cream
• Christmas pack contains nourishing products for lips and body
• Made with natural hard-working ingredients
• Burt’s Bees makes gift giving easy and here's another bonus, no gift wrapping necessary!!

Available from all good Stores for  £9.99.

PR Sample - All opinions are my own.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Hairaisers Live It Loud Straight 3/4 volumising Hair Piece in 27/SB

Hairaisers live it Loud volumising hair piece 22" long, simply clips over your own hair to give you gorgeous long, natural looking, layered hair in seconds. I chose the shade in 27/SB, which matches my hair colour perfectly (when I've visited the blonde hair fairy aka my hairdresser!). You can wear it as a hair piece or a ponytail, it seamlessly blends into your own hair. It has a durable lace cap which prevents shredding. The Live It Loud 250g Hair pieces have a gentle mix of tones running through them to ensure that they sit with your natural hair colour. It is Premium quality high-heat fibre that can be heat-styled up to 180 degrees so you can straighten, curl and style any way you want. Performs like a full head of weave hair extensions at a fraction of the price. Developed as a low-cost, high-quality alternative to long human hair extensions the Live it Loud straight hair pieces provide instant length and volume faster and cheaper than clip in’s or weft. There's a huge colour selection to choose from online, and their other wig ranges now include ombre and Balayage meaning you'll definitely find a shade to match you!, As a PCOS sufferer and recently becoming a new mummy again, I felt my hair wasn't looking it's best, it had thinned out a little too much for my liking and this hair piece is a great confidence booster, it makes me feel 20 again, with thick flowing, natural looking hair, I've had so many compliments on it when I've been out and TOTAL surprise when I reveal it's not my own hair, I think Hairaisers will be getting quite a few new orders from my family and friends!.. It really does look and feel just like real hair.. I usually go darker for Autumn and am really tempted to buy another to match my winter hair colour!.. But as it's a hair piece, I don't have the faff of styling real extensions when I need to dash out the door for the school run.. Even though once I've straightened my own hair this little miracle worker takes about 5 minutes to apply and style unless I'm curling it.
You just use a comb to split hair from ear to ear flop the top bit forward and then clip the hair piece in, then once secure simply flip the top hair back to disguise the joint and voila you have perfectly gorgeous looking hair!. Available from for £39.95.

Will you be trying one the Christmas?

PR Sample - All opinions are my own.