Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Urban Decay afterglow - Aura Highlight

Urban Decay have released three powder highlighters, and as you'd expect, they're gorgeous.  Finely milled and aiming to give a glow rather than just powdered shimmer.

Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter isn’t your average highlighter; Urban Decay took the time to finely mill the powder until it was just right. The result: a lightweight (yet luxurious) feel and a super-soft, creamy texture. 

Afterglow Highlighter goes on sheer and blends easily. Use a little or a lot; the wearable formula always applies beautifully, no matter how much you build it. And the shades are suitable for any skin tone. Afterglow creates a glowy, strobed effect that lasts all day—and never leaves just a powdery dusting of shimmer. It’s even infused with light-diffusing pigments to enhance and perfect the skin. 

There are three shades available; Sin is a glowing peachy white gold. Fireball is a glowing coral and Aura is a stunning ice pink.  I've been using Aura, If your skin is pale and you find many highlighters too golden, you'll love Aura - it's an almost icy, cool toned, duochrome pinky/opal colour, it contains no glitter, just a gorgeous ice pink glow.  It is lovely & pigmented, but if applied lightly it'll give you a beautiful subtle glow, or apply it heavily for a more obvious strobing effect, perfect for a nice out. I already have my eye on sin...

Available from  Urban Decay  For £19.00.

Which shade are you lusting after? 

Monday, 18 July 2016


A fab new device that could take the strain out of exercises undertaken by millions of women after they give birth. Innovo is designed to be strapped to your upper thighs, this £249 gadget is a discreet way of giving a workout to your pelvic floor muscles – the cause of a little talked-about and embarrassing problem which affects more than five million British women!

The Innovo – developed by Irish firm Atlantic Therapeutics – comprises straps inside special shorts that house conductive pads which are secured around your upper thighs. These are connected to a small controller which can be worn around your neck to allow more movement, it delivers a mild electric impulse to the nerves that run down the front of your leg and branch up into your abdomen. This causes the pelvic floor – a sheet of muscles that supports the bladder and urethra – to contract 180 times during a 30-minute session, strengthening the muscles to improve your symptoms.

I have been testing Innovo for the past 12 weeks as I'd recently become a new mum fir the second time and thought I'd give it a whirl, as I'd been rather lax with my pelvic floor exercises!. The whole set up is extremely easy and straight forward... But the first couple of uses were quite fiddily, the pads are extremely sticky and stuck to everything they touched, but once I'd got them into position, I could sit and watch TV, read a book or cook my evening meal for thirty minutes, the sensation is a bit like mild pins and needles - not painful in the slightest and has to be built up, as I thought I'd be clever and ramp it up on my first go and nearly fell over! Ha lesson learnt! It's extremely easy to control and as the timer is on a cord you can pop it around you neck and forget about it, so much better than doing a million manuel pelvic floors! - who has time for that?!..I started to notice improvement around my 3rd-4th week of using Innovo 4-5 times a week, after the full 12 weeks I was impressed with the results.

A great little gadget, a little pricey but in my opinion it is worth it as the benefits and outcome will change some people's lives, no more embarrassing situations and giving you your before child body back. I can now sneeze with the knowledge I no longer have to cross my legs!! 

If you'd like an Innovo of your very own you can pick one up from www.Restore the Floor.com for £249 or 6 instalments of £41.50.

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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Look Fantastic July 2016 Beauty Box #LFSUMMERLOVIN

Summer is truly here and we’re loving it but sometimes our skin and hair doesn’t. This month’s Beauty Box is all about banishing those Summer woes and feeling amazing.
Inside the #LFSUMMERLOVIN edition, you’ll find some amazing makeup, frizz-fighting hair essentials, body products to help you glow as well as an amazing sample of one of Victoria Beckham’s favourite beauty products. 

Poof Proof Eyebrow Pencil 0.11g
This is a deluxe sample size and I recieved the darkest shade 6 which is a little too dark but with a light hand I can make it work! This is an angled eyebrow pencil which has been designed to allow you to sill in any gaps with ease and give you perfectly manicured brows. They claim it gives 12 hours of waterproof wear. Its a twist up pencil and the product does feel soft. I love the new packaging 
This Works In Transit Camera Close Up 20ml
Again a deluxe sample and at 20ml its perfect to take on holiday, This is a primer & a moisturiser in one, it is packed full of skin loving ingredients including Hyaluronic  Acid and Starflower Oils. This promises to smooth out skin providing the perfect canvas for makeup and its caffeine infused formula boosts skins natural radiance and gives you a flawless finish. Can't wait to see the results!

Bellá Pierre Lip and Cheek Stain 5g

A gorgeous Summer pink shade, Its oil free and won’t clog pores or make the skin look greasy as the weather. It also looks full size.

Kebelo Silk Anti Freeze Cream Serum 15ml

Perfect for stopping my hair going frizzy in the sun! It is a paraben free formula and contains Chamomile, Quinoa and Amaranth which work together to nourish, repair and revitalise your hair. Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil It will also give it a beautiful shine, so thats all bases covered. I can’t wait to try it out.

MiTi Bobbles x3

These are ideal for beach days or keeping your hair off your face in in the Summer. designed to tie your hair up without leaving any dents or marks. They’re gentle on your hair and won’t break or damage your hair. You get 3 bobbles in the box!
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse 10ml
This is a gorgeous golden shimmer dry oil which will help your skin look glowing and give it that golden sheen. Its not only looks beautiful but will also help to moisturise your skin as it contains 6 different plant oils and is enriched with Vitamin E to soften and smooth. Great for adding a glow to your tanned legs.
Another fab! Box lot's of fantastic brands and new products, I will be taking all of them on my holiday in August.
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