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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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I was first introduced to Inika by the editor and Chief of ‘Lifescape Magazine’, an eco friendly magazine who really know their stuff when it comes down to all things enviroment friendly. Inika is an australian brand that was born in 2006 and founded by its creators Miranda Bond and Jenny Williams.

Inika is one of the first brands of makeup to be Halal certified which I think is amazing. I think all Vegan products should have this flexibility as it would have so much more appeal.

Inika unlike many other mineral makeup brands do not use’ bismuth oxychloride’, a well known skin irrartant, Inika is also free from harsh chemicals, parabens, preservatives, fragrace, GM ingridients and fillers. Inika is also free from talk, an ingridient which is commonly found in mineral makeup brands. Talk is used in most mineral powders and mimeral foundations, its the main ingridient which actually put me off mineral makeup for life. When talk is used in mineral products you will often find that your face looks dry and caked, the talk will sit in the areas such as wrinkles and deep set lines which looks absolutly awful not to mention how much it dry out the skin!!

Here are some of Inika’s Hero products enjoy 🙂

Inika Mineral Foundation with SPF 20 £25

This light but sheer foundation is truly amazing, apply on to skin and it practically melts into the skin, its soft, moisturising and has the most amazing glow. It provides you with a flawless and faultless coverage whilst giving you that radiant glow. No talk means, no blocked, clogged pores or flakey residue. Try it out… you’ll be amazed at how fabulous this Mineral Foundation really is! Inika foundations are also suitable and provide fabulous coverage for those who suffer with skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, pigmentation and scarring.

Inika certified Organic Lip Whip £14

Inika Lip Whips  don’t only provide a burst of colour but also deep moisturisation. These yummy Lip colours glide on with ease, are non sticky and actually taste yummy… (go grab one so you can have a lick) Much better than ingesting a Lip colour which has harsh chemicals!

Inika Certified Organic Eyeliner £11.50

What a cool invention from Inika, an eye pencil with a sharpener on its lid, no rushing around in the morning because you have a blunt pencil with no sharpener in sight. Inika’s eyeliner’s are rich, thick and glide on with such ease and precision. Inika’s eyeshadow’s work in harmony with their eyeliner’s, select two totally different shades i.e brown eyeliner and green eyeshadow, apply the eyeliner on the base and lightly dab some eyeshadow on top.. this gives you such an amazing pop of colour… try it and see!! Inika Eyeliner’s are available in 8 different shades.

Inika Kabuki Brush £23

I first set my eyes on this Kabuki Brush when I was at a Christmas in July event! Rachel (Boudoir Pr) had to pry the Kabuki brush from my kung fo grip, I stood there talking to her playing with this amazing soft brush and even when it was time to leave I went back for another feel. The bristles are sooo soft that you’d think it was real animal hair, I have never known a synthetic brush to be so soft!

Mineral Bronzer – Sunkissed approx £20

Inika brings us this versitle light bronzer. Apply to contour cheeks and compliment your foundation or dust over the whole face for a lovely sheen and glow. A beautiful colour that suits all 🙂

In all a very impressive brand who are Halal certified, Vegan certified and are 100% cruelty free. Inika do NOT  test on animals and all boxes and packaging is made from recycled materials.

Check out more of the range at www.Inikacometics.co.uk

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Shiseido is taking skincare and makeup to the next level in terms of technology by introducing the new ‘Makeup Simulator Mirror’ the first of its kind to be seen in Europe. Until now this revolutionary counter technology was only available in Japan and is exclusive to Selfridges!!

The new Makeup Simulator is a unique virtual make-up application device equipped with a camera that captures movement and expression in real time. This is the only machine which succeeded to reflect real movement of the user while virtually realising makeup on the face.

The Makeup Simulator automatically identifies the facial features of the user with the installed camera allowing the user to experience a virtual makeup application session by choosing from the selection of Shiseido Makeup colours available in the simulation menu. Users can then freely combine products for the eye, lip and cheek in multiple combinations to find an ideal look without having to wash their face. Shiseido will provide software updates twice annually in line with colours for the new season.

Initially launched in 1997 in Japan, the first Makeup Simulator utilised still-image technology innovated by Shiseido’s Beauty Solution Development Centre and in collaboration with Fujitsu created several versions of the device. In 2007, the first motion-sensitive camera version was achieved and subsequently introduced at Mitsukoshi department store in Ginza. Four units of the model are permanently installed at The Ginza retail shop location in Tokyo. (Some text taken from press release)

So ladies… what are your thoughts on the Virtual Mirror? Isn’t this just taking away from a Makeup artists job or making it easier?? Would love to hear your thoughts!!

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The Luxurious Lace Collection was apparently a hit on the Autumn/Winter runway shows so AVON are now giving you the chance to take the catwalk home with you and into your very own makeup bag!! The Limited Edition collection with custom Limited Edition packaging launches on the 28th October 2010 and prices start from a little as £6. So whats in the collection you ask?

Luxe Lace Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick-  Branded as the ultimate hero lipstick and available in 3 different hues for you to choose from. The Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick contains Jojoba and Vitamin E. Available in: Instant Mocha, Frostiest Mauve and Pout (£7 each)

Luxe Lace True Colour Eyeshadow Quad- As the ever so popular ‘smoky eye’ has returned to the fore front of makeup (blah) get your smoke on with this eyeshadow quad. The domed powder is well pigmented giving you colour that dramatically lasts up to 12 hours. Available in: Lace Hues and Lace Electric (£8)

Luxe Lace SuperShock Mascara- Achieve volumised lashes with this best selling mascara. It has a thickening base coat and plumping colour to make your lashes pop!! Availbale in: Black (£8)

Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pens- AVONS supersoft formula glides on easily leaving intense colour that lasts for hours. Available in Black (£6)

Ask your local AVON rep to enquire about the new range or visit  www.Avon.uk.com

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Introducing AVON’s SuperMagnify mascara, a new formula which coats each lash with precision ensuring your lashes look elongated all day long!

The water proof solution wraps around each individual lash for up to 600% more volume. The smooth glide formula containing micro beads allows the lashes to bounce off one another so flakes and clumps are not an issue. The mascara wand features a 1000 bristle brush to your whole lash is covered, leaving no lashes untouched.

I received this mascara a few days ago and for someone who is very picky when it comes down to her mascara’s I was VERY impressed with this one. I have very long, thick and full eyelashes so I need a mascara that is not too clumpy, something that lengthens my lashes and lasts all day long.

I had to compare this mascara with one that I was currently using,  I dressed one lash with my old mascara and one lash with the SuperMagnify, there was a vast different, the SuperMagnify dressed my lashes perfectly, elongating every strand of hair,t hey looked so pretty and chique whereas the other side looked clumpy and flaky. The one thing I did notice with the SuperMagnify is that I need to brush the lashes a few times to get them dark enough the formula could do with being a little darker with a slight thickness just to give the lashes a more fuller look but other than that this mascara scores top marks for me.

Try it out ladies and let me know how you get on

SuperMagnify £8.50 www.avonshop.co.uk or from your local AVON rep.

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The comb features super fine bristle’s that really does comb through your lashes and give that lengthening effect, there is no clump but you may need to apply a few times before you see maximum effect. The brush is so small, not enough of the mascara fluid sit’s on it meaning you need to apply it a few times to dress your lashes the way you want them. On another downer the comb is so small it can be quite restricting when trying to catch those little hair’s in the corners of your eye.

The outer packaging is super cute with shocking pink and black writing and the price isnt all that bad either, but I have used much better mascara’s

Rimmel Lash Maxxx mascara- £6.20

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