29 March 2014

THE BEAUTY - ANOVIA BB CREAM


I will have to be honest, I never really took to the whole BB Cream hype when it exploded a few years a go now.

I feel like they are more suiting for somebody who prefers a much lighter coverage.
I myself would rather take the time to apply a foundation in the same time it would take me to smooth on a BB cream.

As I am sure you are aware BB creams are 'Beauty Balms' although some market themseleves as 'Blemish Balms'. 
They are intended to smoothen out the skintone in a light coverage cream.

I have recently been dabbling with the Anovia - BB Cream* which retails at 99p in Poundworld.

I have the medium to dark variant as I currently have on fake tan so it blends much nicer into my neckline.

The product states to even out the complextion, moisturise the skin and blur imperfections, all with SPF 15 UV protection.

I like to apply this product with my fingers to provide a light coverage on days when I am not doing anything special but my skin needs a little bit of something to stop me looking so rough.

The consistency of the balm is nice and moisturising and the pigmentation is not too orange or too dark which is I find to be a negative of most other beauty balms that I have tried.

I give this BB cream a huge thumbs up!
Which BB cream could you recommend?

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25 March 2014

THE MAKE-UP: DERMA V10 'VOLUME AND LENGTH MASCARA'


If I were to pick one beauty product that I would take to a desert island with me, it would be mascara.
I love how a lashing of mascara can transform tired eyes and generally make anybody look more presentable.

I am always on the look out for a new mascara to wow me, whether it be higher end drugstore or budget beauty prices, when it comes to mascara I am willing to spend that little bit more.

I am currently in a love affair with the No Clumps mascara from Collection
Therefore the new kid on the block was going to have to work hard to convert me.

I have recently been trying out the new and improved 
Volume and Length* mascara by Derma V10.

The wand itself is plastic which I myself prefer as it gives more control over the wand and prevents clumping.  The wand is slightly arched to shape your lashline so that you can really work the mascara from the roots.

The formula is okay, I find that it take a lot of coats to get the volume however the length is easily attainable in two stokes.

I did find a fair bit of transfer between coats as the forumulation is fairly wet so I recommend waiting a few seconds before starting your lower lashline or vice versa.

Overall, I like this mascara as a budget option however, for girls in a rush like me the transfer is a little messy, use this if you have time to clean up mistakes.

Have you ever tried a mascara from DermaV10?
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20 March 2014

THE HAIR: GOING BLONDER



Last week i'd had enough.
My day was heading in a downward spiral from bad to worse and I just wanted to escape and have a little time to myself.

Having changed my hair a billion times recently, I walked past The Salon by Paul's Hair world in Liverpool city centre and headed inside to see if one of the stylists were in the mood to turn me blonder.

With my hair in such poor condition usually the hairdressers run away screaming and won't touch me however, a lovely lady named Amy said she would slot me in there and then in a bid to turn me blonder.

It all happened so fast and the next minute I was in the chair chatting to Amy whilst sipping tea and generally spending my morning in bleach in a bid to lift the orange out of the ends of my hair.

After bleach and an all over colour I am really happy with results, I have uber bright, blonde hair with only the tiniest speck of ginger that is still clinging on.
I don't know what Amy did but the way she cut and blowdried my hair was incredible, my hair is super soft, slick and much more choppy in style, it really is a style miracle.

I must admit I probably won't stay as white blonde and will most likely turn it a little more ashy as time goes on, but for now this blonde certainly is having more fun!

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17 March 2014

THE BLOGGING EVENT:FABB BLOGGERS LIVERPOOL


Saturday afternoon was very exciting as it was the FABB Bloggers, Liverpool event.
My good friends Tor of (thatspeachy.com) and Ray of (Ohwhoisshe.com) have been working hard putting on events for anybody and everybody who has a blog for the past 3 years now and their FABB Bloggers meet-up concept has taken off massively.

Their most recent event in Liverpool was held at Pan Am situated on the Britannia Pavilion on the famous Albert Dock.

I arrived early to give the girls a hand with goody bags and to catch up as I haven't seen them in over a year!
I last saw them at the FABB Bloggers Leeds event.


It wasn't long before everybody arrived and I went to check out which brands had set up camp for the afternoon.
I have a lovely time chatting to the ladies from Lush, Crystal Clear and Ark clothing as well as heading over to see Bruce from one of my favourite budget beauty brands Derma V10.





I was then treated to a lovely hand and arm massage with Lush, an amazing facial treatment with Crystal Clear and was gifted a gorgeous tunk dress from Handb@Ark Clothing.

After a swift change in the toilets I headed over to make-up artist Jen Hunter for a abit of lippy, she chose to pop on 'Believe' from Lush which is a beautiful spring, coral lip colour.



One of my lovely readers named Sarah came over to say hello, it was so nice to meet her.


I had a fantastic time at the event and we were all treated to a goody bag, if you want me to write full reviews on any of the products that you see below just let me know in the comments.
I'm sure some of the products will be popping up over the next few weeks anyway.


The amazing ladies at Crystal Clear, Espa and Derma v10 also treated us to some of their products to try.


AND as if that wasn't good enough, I also won a prize from the Twitter giveaway.


I have an amazing afternoon and I would just like to thank Ray and Tor once again for all of their hardwork in making it possible for us bloggers to attend events like this.
Look our for FABB coming to a city near you.

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5 March 2014

HOW TO // LAUREN CONRAD HAIR COLOUR


I have recently started re watching the entire collection of The Hills

The Hills was an American 'reality' TV show that followed the lives of Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, Audrina Partridge and Whitney Port in the Hollywood hills.
I can't believe that it has been EIGHT YEARS! since season one aired and four since the series finished.

It was the forerunner of the programmes we know today such as The only way is Essex and Made in Chelsea.

I have always had a little bit of a girl crush on Lauren Conrad but more recently I have developed a crush on her hair colour - You all know the shade.
Caramel brown with blonde woven through.
Beautiful!

Since I have been on a mad hair dye spree, I decided to have a go at recreating Lauren's locks myself.

Ofcourse, the final result isn't 100% perfect but I am loving a little bit more chocolate running through the lengths of my hair.

I started by buying two boxes of my favourite drugstore dye the Superdrug 'Colour Performance it retails at £4.99 but this week they are on offer, two for £6.

I bought the shades Natural Medium Ash Blonde and Natural Lightest Brown - a single shade in the difference between the colours.

I used foil to seperate my hair into thin sections, working the light brown on the most auburn parts and concentrating the blonde at my roots to mid lengths of my hair.

I am really pleased with the result, I think the colour is much softer and warmer for the summer time.

Did you ever watch The Hills?




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4 March 2014

THE MAKE-UP: EYES FOR A NIGHT OUT - URBAN DECAY 'NYC' PALETTE


Lid:Last Call | Crease Psychdelic Sister|
Lower lashline Radium

Whenever I am getting ready for an occasion in Liverpool, I always ask my best friend
if I could borrow her Urban Decay NYC Palette

I think that for such a diverse range of wearable colours this palette is spot on.

Obviously, Urban Decay eye shadows are fantastic, I can't fault their Naked Palette but there is something about this magical palette that makes me think Carrie Bradshaw would have this in her make-up drawer.

The NYC palette is a 2012 revamp of the UD Book Of Shadows Volume 3.

The packaging is amazing, think DVD box set, sturdy and durable.
Inside the lid is an amazing light up, pop up New York City which I think is such a fun element.

Below the city is a slide out drawer which did contain a primer potion and a 24-7 liner.
I won't go into too much detail about those as I am today focusing on the shadows themselves.

The pigmentation is amazing however the excess glitter fall out is not so hot, make sure you do your eye make-up first if you are applying these shadows.


First Row
Perversion, Uzi, Loaded, Rush
Second Row

Midnight Cowboy rides again, Last Call, Rockstar, Money

Third Row

Haight, Maui Wowee, Smog, Bordello

Fourth Row

Radium, Snatch, Suspect, Psychdelic Sister


My favourite shades have to be, Maui Wowee and Money, too very different but very beautiful shades.

What do you think of the NYC Palette?
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