Monday, 30 May 2016

Review: YSL Vinyl Couture

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The Promise: "Revolutionary, intense, super shiny color for lashes. The patented mascara formula gives lashes length, volume and curl with deep, saturated color like never before"

The Price: £25.00 / $29.00

The Stockist: Debenhams / yslbeautyus.com

The Application: Applying the YSL Vinyl Couture mascara couldn't be simpler. I have a theory that the greater the mascara, the longer it takes to master applying it, however this is not the case with this beaut. It is so easy to use that its amazing benefits are achievable whatever your application technique - a gorilla could apply this shit.
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Easy Way To Whiten Teeth

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I am obsessed with achieving perfect teeth. Mine are ok but I'm constantly debating whether to hook myself up with veneers and take my mouth to the next level. The one good thing about my teeth is that they're pretty white and, achieving this has been simple. I am often asked how I get them this way, so it's about time I shared my secret. After all, it's really not that complicated - it's just great toothpaste and a quality toothbrush...
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Monday, 23 May 2016

How To Boost A Scent's Staying Power

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I have a fragrance addiction; a bad one. If I had five minutes to clear out a section of Selfridges (during my imaginary game show), you bet your ass I'm heading to the counters selling scents. The biggest problem is that more of my fucks are given to premium and unique fragrances and, sadly, they come with a heavy price tag. So using them sparingly and prolonging their lasting power is what I'm all about; luckily I've learnt a few tricks throughout the years to make this possible. However, before sharing them, it's important to note that fragrance bottles should be stored in cool and dry places, away from windows. Vampire style. The last thing you want is your fragrances expiring before they have to. But anyway, forget the bottles, let's talk about prolonging a scent's staying power on the body...
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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Win: A Givenchy Makeup Set


When it comes to creating truly luxurious beauty, Givenchy has it mastered. The French brand's packaging, product formulas and pigments are absolutely gorgeous and each season we are blessed with a new collection that really gets me going.

As sharing really is caring, I am giving one of you the chance to win a Givenchy makeup set worth over £150.00. To get involved, simply enter via Rafflecopter...
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Friday, 20 May 2016

News: Models Own Launch Makeup Collection

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Models Own is disrupting the British beauty scene with the launch of its first makeup collection...and its a beaut. The new range has stayed true to the brand’s brave and bold attitude, so be prepared for an explosion of colour and innovation. And Models Own hasn't started small or played safe with this new launch - the brand has gone hard and created over 500 products for the eye, face and lips! The colourful collection - which launched only this week - includes everything from eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners and lipsticks to bronzers, brow pencils and highlighters. Prices range from £4.99 - £19.00, so getting hooked up won't leave you a broke-ass bitch.
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Behind The Brand: Perricone MD

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Date of Birth: 1997

Founder: Dr. Nicholas Perricone

History: If you don't already know, Dr. Nicholas Perricone is a board-certified Dermatologist (as well as a world-renowned healthy aging expert & New York Times best selling author). He created a name for himself when he started researching ways to prevent and reverse the negative effects of chronic and sub-clinical inflammation - which he argued was the cause of aging and disease. As far as Perricone is concerned, ageing is not a natural process, it is a disease; an inflammatory disease...
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Weekly Worship: Urban Veda, EOS & CODE Beautiful

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During the last month a few products have managed to sneak themselves into my beauty routine. I don't just love these products - I'm addicted to them.

The first is CODE Beautiful's Volumising Lengthening Mascara (£19.95 code-beautiful.com). I've tried several mascaras in my time; some nasty but some seriously ballin'. I actually own two mascaras that guarantee greatness (I'm looking at you Elizabeth Arden's Grand Entrance Mascara and Benefit's They're Real Mascara), so I rarely entertain anything new...but then the Volumising Lengthening Mascara wand-ered into my life...
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Friday, 13 May 2016

eSalon & The Match-Up Service

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If you're not already aware of eSalon, it is an online hair brand that launched in the UK in 2015. eSalon is famous for delivering fully customised at-home hair colour with its Made For You Hair Colour service. However the brand has launched something new and equally as personal. It's known as The Match-Up...
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Review: Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

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The Promise: "This gentle facial cleansing balm removes all makeup, including waterproof mascara, and cleanses all skin types without stripping to leave the complexion soft, hydrated and radiant"

The Price: £48.00 / $110.00 50ml

The Stockist: omorovicza.com / Sephora

The Application: Unlike other balm cleansers, Omorovicza's Thermal Cleansing Balm doesn't feel overly oily on the skin, even post-application. It has a very thin, lightweight consistency and only the smallest amount is required per use - I tend to use a little over a pea-sized amount when taking off the inches of makeup I wear on your average day. The Cleansing Balm feels calming on the skin and can be worked in easily, bringing up every inch of dirt and makeup to the skin's surface.
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Monday, 9 May 2016

Grooming: Biotherm Homme & David Beckham Collaborate

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Biotherm Homme has just announced David Beckham as its first global ambassador and I can't think of a better candidate for the job; he is the King of Grooming after all. However becoming an ambassador isn't the only thing Beckham will be doing for the brand. He'll also be collaborating with Biotherm Homme to develop a grooming line....
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Saturday, 7 May 2016

News: Angela Bassett Joins Forces With Dr. Barbara Sturm

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American actress - and all round bad bitch - Angela Bassett has teamed up with Dr. Barbara Sturm to create a specialised skincare range. The new collection, Darker Skin Tones by Dr. Barbara Sturm, features a variety of products designed to reduce inflammation, even skin tone, minimise pores and treat hyper-pigmentation.

The American Horror Story actress met the German doctor through a mutual friend and, after trying her original skincare line, wanted to work with her to create a spin-off range focused on darker skin tones. The range took two years of research to create and it features purslane as its hero ingredient - a powerful herb that treats both inflammation and uneven skin tone. Purslane also carries great anti-ageing benefits, which is a massive win for us bitches wanting eternal (looking) youth.
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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Review: Jivesse Marine Collagen Cream

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The Promise: "A multi-dimensional anti-ageing cream containing potent active ingredients to rejuvenate and accelerate the natural production of collagen in your skin and defend against the key signs of ageing"

The Price: £80.00 50ml

The Stockist: jivesse.com

The Application: The Jivesse Marine Collagen Cream comes packaged in an airtight container and is removed by pushing down on a pump. This type of packaging protects the product from contamination and makes application clean and simple. It also enables you to dispense the perfect amount of product with each pump - one pump is enough to cover entire face and neck. As for the cream itself, it has a thick, rich texture that applies and absorbs into the skin quickly and easily! It also has an gorgeous fragrance that I am obsessed with. I know some of you don't like scented skincare (I get it, I get it!) but for those that do, this scent is really something.
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Monday, 2 May 2016

Anti-Pollution Skincare

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2016 has seen an onslaught of new beauty trends but none intrigued me more than anti-pollution skincare. Each year we're told to protect ourselves from the millions of different things causing skin damage and premature ageing, so I'm surprised that pollution-protection products haven't come sooner...
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