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Billion Dollar Brows Universal Pencil Review

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I have recently tried out a new brow product which I am really impressed with, so I thought that I would share it with you in hopes that you love it as much as I do.

Throughout the past few years I have tried and tested many brow products, some great and some not so great. One of the main issues I have when finding a brow product is that it seems to be hard to find the perfect shade.

With that in mind, I was excited to try out the Universal Pencil by Billion Dollar Brows, as it states that it is a brow pencil suitable for all hair colours and skin tones.

 

 

The pencil features a spoolie brush on the end which is amazing as it helps you blend the product beautifully. I was so impressed with how easy the product was to apply, with a few light brush like strokes I was able to create the perfect look.

The product is very buildable, which is helpful in creating the right shade and tone to match your hair colour. I also like the fact that the pencil does not need sharpening as it uses a retractable tip pencil.

 

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This is my end result after the using the product. I was pleased to find that the colour did not fade or smudge, leaving me with a natural brows for hours.

If you’re looking to try out a new brow pencil then I would definitely recommend you give this product a try. It can be purchased from the brands site at http://www.billiondollarbrows-uk.com 

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Holographic Glitter Gel Nails

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I absolutely love having my nails done. As my nails are naturally pretty strong and grow really fast, I love to treat myself to a gel or shellac manicure once in a while.

I’ve recently been really disappointed after trying out a new salon which absolutely ruined my nails, not to mention the shellac polish peeling off after just three days! But two weeks ago I had my faith restored when I had this amazing polish put on.

For somebody who loves glitter, this holographic gel polish is literally a dream. I’ve had it on my nails for just over two weeks now and it hasn’t chipped or peeled at all. I am so happy to have finally found somewhere who has decent gel polish.

Did I mention how much I love the glitter?

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Bristol Fashion Week 2016

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This week I was lucky enough to be invited to blog for Bristol Fashion Week. The event was held at The Mall in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol and ran from the 28th September – 2nd October. On arrival each guest was welcomed with a glass of bubbly and a small selection of snacks before being shown to their designated seat.

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The opening show was incredible and with the theme being Military, the range did not disappoint.  The scene featured some fresh fashions from Marks & Spencer, along with bags from Radley London.

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The scene was followed by some amazing new trends, along with Uniform Makeover, a personal favourite of mine. The collection included some great pieces for work, along with some stable winter coats.

The Uniform Makeover collection featured fashion from Marks & Spencer, along with makeup by Bobbi Brown – sporting dark lips and luminous highlighters, along with great hair by G&T in Clifton Village.

There were ten scenes altogether and I absolutely loved them all. One of my favourites  being Gothic– which featured fashion from Coast and menswear from Moss Boss. Black clothing is perfect for any occasion and the amazing atmosphere linked with this produced an unforgettable show.

Another scene I loved would definitely have to be Fairytale. The scene featured some enchanting pieces from Karen Millen, matched with beautiful accessories from Accessorize.

The event ended with a spectacular finale and all guests left with a goody bag full of beauty products, sweets and treats. It was definitely an experience not to be missed.

After leaving the fashion show, I then headed over to Marks & Spencer to attend the blogging event they had prepared for us. The store was decorated with beautiful fairy lights and an enchanting forest theme.

The lovely ladies at Marks & Spencer supplied us with prosecco and delicious snacks throughout the night. We were lucky enough to preview the latest Autumn fashion and were treated to a fabulous nail bar. 

It was great being able to socialise with other bloggers and find out more about what Marks & Spencer has to offer this season.

I had an amazing night at both events and I am so grateful for all the information and goodies which were offered to me. I will definitely be heading over to The Mall in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol to pick up some of the latest fashion pieces featured in Bristol Fashion Week this year.

 

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Estée Lauder Blogging Event – Free Gift For Readers!

 

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Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to an Estée Lauder blogging event at Cribbs Causeway Bristol. The event was held in Scavi & Ray, an elegant prosecco bar found in The Mall Cribbs Causeway.

On arrival we were greeted by our amazing host Karen. She welcomed us in and ensured that we were comfortable and well equipped with mini bottles of prosecco and delicious nibbles. Karen and the women at Estée Lauder also gifted each blogger with an amazing goody bag full of Estée Lauder gifts which I will be reviewing very soon!

Once we were all settled, Karen began explaining to us the history of Estée Lauder. I have used a lot of their products before, but it was really interesting to find out that Estée Lauder was in fact a woman who created the first set of samples for make-up and skincare. Estée Lauder was an inspirational woman and she has definitely made a huge impact in the beauty industry!

After we were all filled in with the knowledge we needed on the brand, Karen began to demonstrate some of the amazing products Estée Lauder has to offer.

My favourite products were those taken from the Genuine Glow range. This range is well suited to a younger audience and is guaranteed to leave your skin looking and feeling gorgeous. The two products I loved trying out the most were the Genuine Glow Eyelighting Creme for Face and Eyes as it makes the perfect highlighter, along with the Reviving Oil Lip Tint. What was amazing about the Lip Tint is how it adapts to suit your skin tone. Several bloggers tried out the product and we each saw the shade change to best suit our complexion.

Once we had watched several amazing demonstrations and tried out some amazing new products, we headed over to the Estée Lauder counter at Boots to be colour matched to a foundation of our choice. We were then able to take a sample of our matched foundation home.

I had such an amazing evening and I couldn’t wait to get home and try out all the products generously gifted to me. I will be reviewing these products in depth very soon!

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Before leaving the event, the women at Estée Lauder wanted to make sure that our readers were also able to benefit from this amazing experience. If you take the voucher below to the Estée Lauder counter in Boots you will be able to receive your own free gift! The voucher is accepted by showing it on your phone, along with in print form. I hope you guys enjoy and I am sure you will love their products as much as I do!

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I would like to thank Karen and all of the Estée Lauder team in Cribbs Causeway for allowing this amazing event to take place. I would also like to show my appreciation for Scavi & Ray for providing us with prosecco all night- you guys are the best!
xox

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My August Lip Product Round Up!

This month I have been totally obsessed with trying out new lip products.
Although I usually tend to stick to traditional lipsticks, I decided to try out some alternatives and I absolutely love them.

I decided to choose my favourite four and show you why I will definitely be keeping them in my makeup bag for September!

Too Faced Melted Metal – Melted Metallic Macaron  £18.00

This liquified metalic lipstick is the perfect texture and colour for a summers day. The texture of this product does not leave your lips feeling sticky, which is always a bonus when looking for lipsticks and glosses.

This lipstick also lasts several hours and you are able to build up a bolder colour if needed. I tend to only use a small amount of the product to gain a light pink shade but if a lot of the product is applied you can gain a bright pigmented pink colour.

 

 

MAC Lusture – See Sheer    £15.50

This lipstick is one of MAC’s classics. I love the coral tones of this product and also how it lasts throughout the whole day. Although the price is higher than some drugstore brands, you will be sure to find that the texture and tone of this product is totally worth it.

 

 

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer – Tranquility    £3.00

Not only is the price of this product amazing, but this matte lipgloss is the perfect dupe for the Kylie Matte Lip Kits. I love the texture of this lip lacquer, along with the fact that it sure to stay on throughout the day. With this product only costing £3.00 it would be rude not to try it out!

 

 

NYX Lingerie – Exotic £6.50

This matte lip gloss is similar to the MUA Luxe product previously mentioned, but I feel that the quality is much better as it does not leave your lips feeling dry and cracked. This product still has the same lasting effect as other high street matte lip glosses, but I feel that the texture and application of this product allows it to the be the best budget matte lip gloss.

The colour is a little darker than the other products I have chose this month, but it is my go-to lip gloss when I am going out of a meal or cocktails in the evening.

 

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this review.
It would be great to hear which products you are loving this month!

xox

 

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My Favourite Budget Make-up Buys

When it comes to buying make-up I usually prefer to treat myself to high end products as I feel that they are usually well worth it in order to gain a good quality result. Having said that, I have recently purchased a few budget priced products which I feel are equal to, if not better than some high end products which I have previously tried.

Hopefully this review will help people looking for affordable products, along with expressing the fact that just because products do not have a well known high end brand attached to them, it doesn’t mean that they are not amazing products to have!

The first product which I was extremely impressed with is the Collection Primed & Ready Mattifying Pore Minimiser Powered by Witch Hazel. This Primer is similar to the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and is less than half of the price!

After applying this under my usual foundation, I feel that this product allowed my make-up to stay on throughout the day, whilst leaving my skin oil-free. The Witch Hazel has also left my skin feeling fresh and allowed my skin to breathe. After paying £4.99 for this product I definitely recommend giving this primer a try!

Whilst looking through the Makeup Revolution collection I was immediately attracted to this bronzer. The marbled shades of this bronzer are beautiful and the pigmentation of it is incredible. For £4.00 I didn’t expect much from this bronzer, but after applying it to my daily make-up routine I am pleased to say that it is very long lasting and just the right shade of brown for my skintone.

If you’re looking for a cheap bronzer with a slight shimmer to it, then I would recommend you try the Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer – Rock on World.

The last product is also from Makeup Revolution and I have previously mentioned  it in some of my other posts. The Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter – Golden Lights is my ultimate favourite product from their collection.

This highlighter is extremely pigmented and when blended in correctly, gives the perfect glow to your look. I purchased this product for just £3.00 and I love it! If you’re looking to try out a new powdered highlighter than you should definitely give this one a go.

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this post and have reconsidered buying some budget priced products. With all of these products priced at under £5.00 it would be wrong not to give them a go!

Do you have any favourite budget product? Let me know as it would be great to try out some of your favourites! 

xox

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Beauty Beach Essentials

As I am going on holiday in a few days I thought it would be good to write a post letting you all know what I plan to take with me in my beach bag. 

I love my Lulu Traveler Pouch from LYDC and I will definitely be taking it with me when I go to the beach!

My bag contains a mixture of beauty and skincare products, along with a good book which is essential for the beach. I am loving Adore Me’s #BeachDayMusts swim and sexy lingerie  range and I hope you enjoy my post as much as I love the others I have read! Hopefully I will inspire you to start thinking about what you will pack in your beach bag this year.

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The first product I put in my bag is definitely the most essential item, that being my sunscreen. This year I was lucky enough to try out a new Ladival Sun Protection and it’s fair to say I love it! The bottle I use is SPF 15 and it has an advanced infrared-a protection system which makes it much more effective than other sunscreens. I also love this product due to the fact that it doesn’t leave a gross scent behind, instead you are left with lovely moisturised and non-sticky skin.

When I am on the beach I don’t tend to wear foundation as I like my face to tan and also to give my skin a chance to breathe, but two products I do use are a highlighter and a bronzer. Both products I use are a powder form and I feel that they give my skin a glowing finish without having to be caked in makeup. The highlighter I tend to use on a hot day is the Make-up Revolution VIVID Baked Highlighter. This product is so cheap so at only £3 I am not afraid to take it to the beach with me.

I also take a mini Hoola Bronzer by Benefit with me. I also have the full sized version of this product but I don’t like carrying it with me to the beach in case it cracks. Similar to the highlighter, this bronzer glides across my skin so smoothly and is also very pigmented. I love this bronzer in any weather but it definitely adds to the perfect summer glow.

Along with these makeup products, I also like to take the nail varnish which I am currently using in my bag with me to cover up any unwanted chips. My new beach favourite is the Rimmel 60 Seconds polish in the colour 430 Coralicious. This varnish dries super quick and the colour is amazing. Along with this polish, I also like to bring my Nina Ricci perfume with me in order to top up on the fruity summer scent throughout the day.

One product which I particularly find handy if you plan on going for lunch straight from the beach is the Bastiste Tropical Dry Shampoo. It only takes a few sprays of this dry shampoo to leave your hair feeling fresh and smelling beautiful. 

After making sure I have all my beauty products in my beach bag, I always make sure that I have a good book ready to read and relax with on the beach. At the moment I am reading The Ship by Antonia Honeywell. The book is set in a dystopian world where the people of London are fighting to stay alive. If you’re looking for an adventurous book to take with you this summer I definitely recommend this one!

Last but not least I will be making sure that I have my Cat Eye sunglasses with me from Accessorize. If you’re looking for a new pair of stylish sunglasses then you should take a look at their amazing new range. They are the perfect accessory for a day at the beach!

 

I hope you have enjoyed this post and I would love to hear what you have in your beach bag!

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