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I’ll keep this short and sweet as I tend to babble on! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this face wash.  Geranium is one of my all time favorite scents in skincare products. The smell of this face wash really does awaken the senses in the morning, It vanishes any sign of dirt and grime on your face, leaving it clean, refreshed with no sign of dryness. It’s an SLS and chemical free formula that foams only a small amount leaving you skin toned moisturised and ready to face the day!

Organic Surge Daily Care Face Wash-  £4.99.

Available to buy at Boot’s store and also online at Organic Surge

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As you all may know.. I love my Natural and Organic skincare! I am also trying to lead a more Greener life style, so when I was sent an EcoTool brush I was very chuffed!

EcoTools, from what I hear have been around for some time, there unbelievably soft brushes are one of the first to use sustainable resources to minimise negative effects on the environment.  The brushes feature bamboo handles, a highly replenishable resource and cruelty free taklon bristles. Recycled aluminium ferrules are used to construct the brushes.

These brushes have fast become favorite makeup tolls for celebs and pro makeup artists who themselves believe in a greener lifestyle. I have been using my blusher brush everyday since I received it, I cant seem to change it over because the coverage I get from it is so even. The brush is super soft and makeup glides on like you have skin as smooth as satin. The bristles are not at all harsh or sharp so you’ll Have no prickly sensations like you can get from other brand Makeup brushes. The great selling point of these fabulous makeup tools is the price, considering the quality and the Eco friendly nature, these brushes start at as little as £3.99, not bad at all I say!! Amazing quality and you get to help out the environment too.

EcoTools are available to buy from Tesco and Superdrug stores nationwide.

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I came across the Lord & Berry brand whilst browsing on ASOS (as you do). Lord and Berry is a brand that is not very well known in the U.K with only one retailer (that I know of) who sells the range. Its fast becoming one of my favorite makeup brands along side NARS of course. Lord and Berry deal solely with eyes and lips and woooaahhh are the products amazing!!

Lord & Berry Active Spa Extra Care Lip Balm SPF 15 (£10) – A lip balm that provides the highest level of moisturisation, keeping your sexy pout exactly that! Also contains an SPF15 which appeals to me in a big way. I have been using this a lipstick base, I apply this about 10 mins before putting on my lippy, it really helps to keep your lipstick looking fresh whilst delivery that high level of moisture you need in these icy cold months.

Lord & Berry Black Wardrobe High Definition Volume & Treatment Mascara (12.50) – A mascara that gives you definition, volume and treats your lashes at the same time! What more would you want? Considering Lord and Berry are a brand that concentrate on lips and eyes, I can tell you that this formula is amazing!! I will add a lash picture soon 🙂

Lord & Berry 20100 Shining Long Lasting Lipstick Crayons (£8) – I LOVE these lipstick crayons, the texture is basically like a matte lipstick with a slight tinge of shining gloss coming through. I have this in the colour NUDE! Lasts long and doesn’t dry out! I recommend for sure.

Lord & Berry Black Wardrobe Raincoat Protecting Waterproof Mascara (£8.95) – Another fabulous mascara, protects your lashes whilst keeping the colour run free! If your a fan of water proof mascara you will love this one. 🙂

Lord & Berry Black Wardrobe Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Liner (£9) – I have to say that this liner is probably one of the BEST I have used! For starters it’s the longest eye pencil I have ever seen so the value for money is amazing. The pencil is thick and the colour is so saturated that it lasts for ages. It smoothly applies and feels like silk!

Lord & Berry Matte Velvet Lipstick (From £8) – I’m totally in love with these lip shades! The Red is called ‘China Red Vogue’ and the dark cherry colour is ‘Black Red Vogue’. im not much of a lipstick wearer but recently I have decided to start wearing more daring shades, these two shades are definitely VERY daring for me who normally wears a nude or very light pink lip colour. These lipsticks are amazing, you guys should check out the colours for sure!

Lord and Berry products are available from ASOS. You can also check out the latest from Lord and Berry on their site.

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Flutter Lashes was founded in 2008 by Kathryn Popplestone and is a beauty service offering eyelash extensions at the highest quality but a the most natural level. The semi-permanant procedure offers you a mascara like finish which really is show stopping!

I was asked my the fabulous Nadine at Scoop Publicity to try out Flutter lashes new mobile service program, yes that correct, mobile service. The Flutter girls will come out to you (within a certain radius) and flutterise your lashes. I met with the lovely Nicky, one of the girls who is part of the Flutter team. The mobile service means the girls have to bring their portable bed and kit around, after lugging her bed up the stairs (sorry) Nicky set up her little mini operation, as I called it (don’t be scared, there’s no needles,or pain). I discussed with Nicky what kind of look I wanted, I already have quite long lashes but it was volume I wanted more than anything, after our little discussion Nicky got to work. The procedure is very precise, my bottom lashes were taped down so they didn’t interfere and my top lashes were cleaned and primered. An individual C-curl lash is then applied one by one to each natural lash, roughly 40-90 eyelashes are applied to each eye. The synthetic lash is applied using  a very strong and specially formulated lash adhesive, the adhesive is sealed with a coating to protect from sweat, dirt and build up. Nicky was very gentle, almost to the point where I was falling asleep, the worst part is when your lashes are brushed as you can feel the pulling, this has to be done pretty often to separate the lashes. The procedure can take anything up to 2 hours all depending on what look you are going for, they last for a full life cycle of a natural lash which is usually 60 days. A touch up is recommended every 2-4 weeks.

After my procedure I sat and had a chat with Nicky over a cup of tea, Nicky is a working mum with two young kids who manages to work around her home and kids schedule. I thought it was pretty amazing as most women these days are so independent and want to work but it can be hard when you have young children. Flutter Lashes also offer a Franchise program which allows you to work when you want and how you want! To find out more visit the Flutter Lash site. Here are some before and after shots-

Before up top and after below… sorry the shots are a little blurry but at least you get a rough idea! 🙂 In all, I am inlove with my lashes! I feel sexy all day even when Ive just got up. My eyes look so awake and lashes so full, the treatment isn’t at all painful apart from a small twinge here and there! Fab service, fab lashes 🙂

A full set of eyelash extensions starts from £150- £250, with follow-up appointments from £80-£100. Flutter the Eyelash Artists operate within London and the M25 and are also available at Urban Retreat, Harrods and The Dorchester Spa London. To make an appointment with an eyelash artist or for franchise opportunities please call 01372 386312 http://www.fluttereyes.co.uk

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 A list of current products you will find in my makeup bag!! If you haven’t got these in your life…. you NEED them!! Simples!!

Dr Perricone No Foundation Foundation (yes it is actually called that) $50- Best foundation ive used so far! I hate the caked, dry, orange look! This formula gives you a dewy flawless look and provides translucent coverage, corrects skin undertones, instantly smooths fine lines and boosts skin’s natural moisture throughout the day, all the while delivering antioxidant benefits. Magic stuff indeed!

Inika Organic Eyeliner Pencil £10 (approx) – Fab formula, easy on the eyes and love that the lid has a sharpener!

NARS Downtown Lipgloss (2010 Holiday Collection) £17 – Love this entire Holiday collection! Fabulous sheer lip colour, glides on well and very this season!! Mucho Love!!!

NARS Estruque Eyeshadow (2010 Holiday Collection) £16- Gotta love a vintage gold eyeshadow. Long wearing, crease resistant and you can wear this wet or dry!!

NARS Little Darling Lipstick (2010 Holiday Collection) £17 – Gotta love a good natural lippy! I love natural lips.. this lippy is fabulous! Moisturising and dewy, wear it alone or add a clear gloss on top to make your lips really pop!

NARS Sex Appeal Blush (2010 Holiday Collection) £19.50 – ‘sex appeal… you either have it or.. you don’t! In terms of this fabulous blush… I have it’  With this seasons colours being so bold this peachy blush is just enough to highlight your cheeks without being waaaayyy over the top.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick £18- Matte but moisturising, I totally cannot live without my pure matte lippy!

PIXI Endless Silky Pen Price £11- Glides on like butter and is water proof! What more could you want! Comes in lots of fabulous colours too.

TooFaced Cosmetics leopard Love Complexion Perfection kit $30- Love a good bronzer.. this give you 3 different choices depending on what mood you’re in!

Shu Uemura Pro Concealer £16.50 –  Provides a high but natural coverage! Great for under circles and balancing out skin un even skin tone! Can be used alone or underneath your normal concealer!

What are your faves?

x

 

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I’m totally in love with NARS makeup at the moment! Ever since my invite to try out the Pure Matte lipstick (which I cannot live without BTW) I have been so intrigued by the brand! What do I find so intriguing you ask? Well…. the fact that they have not been bought out my Estee Lauder is probably NO.1 on my list! (it guarantee’s the quality of makeup) Yes I did just make a dig….. and what! Also the fact that besides being such a big brand its stayed quite small and true! Anyhoo.. moving on, the NARS holiday collection is ‘Right up my street’.

OKINAWA £32 – The name inspired by Japan.. these exotic colours do encompass its name! The shade of triad silver, deep cobalt blue and black onyx are sooo amazing! You can really create some amazing looks with these! Stand out this season with a smokey eye with a hint of originality!

Melusine £23 – From the meaning free, spirited woman, this modern eyeshadow duo really is something! The pale silver lilac and matte purple work in harmony to achieve an eye-popping look! Create a contoured eye look with or try putting the pale silver over the purple for that extra hint of fabulosity!

Etrusque £16- This amazing shade of antique gold can be used wet or dry! It really does light up your lids and gives that real va va voom effect! I’m a sucker for gold eyeshadow and this one is really special! I love the antique hue that makes it timeless!

Sex Appeal £19.50 – “you either have it, or… you can get it” A soft peach blush that gives a moment of calm throughout this holiday collection! It’s a light shade that gives real depth to the contours of your cheeks!

Petit Monstre £17 – Meaning ‘Little monster’ this luscious berry pigment has a satin luxurious finish. A fabulous colour for this season! 

Little Darling £17 – The perfect shade of Nude! This romantic shade of lippy is soo me! Those of you who know me, know how much I love my nude lips! Great for that natural look and sheer enough to be coupled with another one of your favorite NARS lippy!!

Downtown £17 – More of a busy lifestyle than a real place. This party perfect metallic pink gloss will have you lips ready for the party season in a flash. Also contains an  iridescent shimmer for that extra something, something!!

Bougainville £17 –  This amazing pomegranate lipgloss infuses lips with a dramatic splash of colour! It has a deep pigment but yet quite sheer to wear! Be a show stopping diva wearing this baby!!

Poker face £13 – A vibrant purple orchid nail polish apply once for a more subtle shade add a second coat to really stand out!

Bad Influence £13 – What people like to call me on a night out :p, this warm smokey taupe polish is anything BUT boring!!

So ladies.. and Gents (if you like) get your bums down to your nearest NARS counter and have a peak at this amazing Holiday Collection! It truly is yummy! I’ll be testing out the products over the next few days so I will let you guys know how I get on! Let me know your faves from the collection!! I’m finding it hard to choose a fave :)! It’s all so WOWZA FABULOUS!

P.s Apologies for my terrible swatches.. im terrible at them and dont do them very often! I just wanted to try and show off the amazing colours on skin!!

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The Christmas season approaches fast and so do all the fabulous new releases.. Here are a list of my favorite current products enjoy 🙂

Orly ‘Tis the season’ holiday collection my fave colour is ‘Naughty Or Nice’ (top right) it’s a deep purple cherry colour.. I LOVE IT!! looks great with this seasons trends. Check out the collection at www.orlybeauty.com £8.75 each

Orly Matte Top coat is such a versatile product, instead of spending out and buying the new latest craze of Matte polishes.. turn any of your polishes at home into a fabulous Matte finish by using this top coat. Works a treat 🙂 Orly Matte Top coat £9.75 (approx) www.orlybeauty.com

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick is an item I never leave the house without.. these fabulous Matte Lipsticks are just gorgeous! My fave colour is Bangkok a beautiful soft rose shade! Easy wearing and so far the best Matte lipstick I’ve ever tried 🙂 www.narscosmetics.com £18 each

Shu Uemura UV Under Base Moose SPF 30 – the perfect primer.. apply a small walnut size amount of this moose after applying your moisturiser, a fabulous pre makeup product.. really sets your makeup and perfects your canvas 🙂 www.shuuemura.co.uk £28 (can leave a white residue if not rubbed in correctly and if too much of the product is used, so be careful)

Inika Mineral Blush- Peachy Keen.. unfortunately this picture doesn’t do this product justice… it’s an amazing, vibrant orange which looks amazing on.. great for people who have a fabulous holiday tan… such an amazing blusher great for oilive – medium skin tones! www.inikacosmetics.co.uk £14.00 (approx)

Inika Eyeliner- Black… I love this organic eye liner, great dark colour, feels smooth to apply and its ORGANIC!! wooohoooo! Also love the sharpener feature on the lid! Happy days… go Inika eyeliner!! www.inikacosmetics.co.uk £10 (approx)

Shu Uemura Stage performer Perfecting cream… This amazing cream actually contains gold particles that warm and melt on to your skin whilst you apply it giving you an amazing glow, Apply under your foundation or alone! All depending on what look you want! I often wear it alone with few brushed of bronzer on my face… WOWZA PUURRRRFEEECCTT!! www.shuuemura.co.uk price TBC

Too Faced cosmetics Leopard LOVE complexion perfection An amazing bronzer palette.. with a  choice of what colour you want to use wear! I sometimes tend to use this everywhere including the eyes! Great on the go makeup.. to create a fab look!! www.toofaced.com $30

I could go on forever but I wont!! Enjoy and let me know if anyone is using any of these.. would love to hear from you 🙂

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