31 July 2015


collection eyebrow kits
I never thought eyebrows would be so important to me. When I meet new people I always noticed their eyebrows first. The brow obsession doesn't appear to be fading any time soon with statement brows dominating A/W15 catwalks. The newest additions to my brow stash are the COLLECTION Eyebrow kits. Available in two shades, these handy palettes house a trio of natural-looking brow powders, a slanted brush and clear brow gel.

I've been reaching for the 'Brunette' palette daily as the lightest shade matches my eyebrows perfectly. The powders have a chalky texture and blend in seamlessly. I like to use the lightest shade on the inner corner of my brows and place the darker shade towards the end for definition. The 'Blonde' version would be ideal for those with fair hair as the lightest shade is extremely subtle. The compact kits also have a built-in mirror making them great for brow touch ups on-the-go!

COLLECTION Eyebrow Kit* £2.99 available from Boots and Superdrug. 

Further reading: What's in my summer makeup bag..

28 July 2015

My First & Other Stories Beauty Haul

and other stories bath
Whenever I'm in London I always make an effort to visit & other stories. I adore their cool clothing which looks so different from anything else on the highstreet. The beauty department is also something special with its simplistic packaging and affordable prices. I've been indulging in a couple of bath and body products from the brand and let me tell you the experience was just as dreamy as the delightful packaging.

With prices starting from £4 there really is no reason not to try the & Other Stories beauty range. I've been testing out the body scrub and souffle from the Floral Memento collection. The scent is romantically described as "Dusty violets settling among bergamot trees and peony dreams...". Both products have delicate floral notes alongside a light musky scent. The range contains natural oils and waxes providing excellent moisturisation and leaving a gentle, cushiony feel. I love how the simple packaging looks so elegant in my bathroom.

The body souffle has a soft pink tint and a gentle floral fragrance; delicate notes of violets and peonies inspire day dreaming. Despite having a rich formula, the whipped body cream absorbs into skin quickly and leaves it feeling soft and supple. The pretty floral scent lingers on skin throughout the day. The body scrub is equally as exquisite. I prefer to use this on dry skin concentrating on areas such as elbows and feet. Once the product comes into contact with water it turns into a creamy lotion, soothing the skin and leaving behind a delicate fragrant veil.

& Other Stories Body Scrub £7 and Body Souffle £10 

26 July 2015

Treacle Moon One Ginger Morning Shower Gel

It's Sunday. It's been a long week and I just want to chill and indulge in a little summer pamper. With no plans for today I intend on doing just that. When it comes to the warmer months I like to switch up my pamper routine and opt for refreshing, invigorating products. I hit the jack pot when I came across this delight from Treacle Moon.

One Ginger Morning is a generously sized bath and shower gel perfect for balmy evenings. Don't be put off by its kermit green hue - this smells beyond delicious. It's a great waker-upper if you're feeling groggy or a bit hot and sweaty. It has a very sweet, citrus fragrance with a hint of ginger. The texture is very gloopy but creates a gorgeous lather. This is the perfect affordable treat whether you're a bath or shower kinda gal.

Treacle Moon One Ginger Morning* £2.99 available from Tesco and Waitrose

22 July 2015

Dove #100colours Challenge - Festival

dove 100 colours challenge
The third instalment in my Dove #100colours challenge has a festival theme. If you missed the previous posts (catch up here!) the #100colours challenge is a campaign designed to help women embrace a brighter wardrobe. A recent poll commissioned by Dove revealed that two thirds of British women would choose a LBD for an event because of its reputation as a timeless classic. Body confidence is also cited as a key factor steering women away from wearing colourful clothes. I've teamed up with Dove to ditch the dark shades with a little help from their Invisible Dry Deodorant which is proven to leave no white marks on 100 colours!

Last week I hopped on the train to London to attend Lovebox festival with some fellow bloggers. I embraced the event in true festival spirit by dancing the afternoon away in a psychedelic print dress. I wouldn't usually have the confidence to wear such a statement piece but using Invisible Dry Deodorant has boosted my self-esteem and made me feel happier about swapping 'safe' shades for something bolder. The floor skimming, figure-hugging maxi didn't look out of place at Lovebox. The festival was awash with a rainbow of bright hues and the Bohemian theme added to the chilled out atmosphere. 

If you're feeling inspired by the Dove #100colours campaign and want to embrace some more colour into your wardrobe, why not start off with an accessory? Fashion stylist Alex Longmore who is collaborating with Dove recommends either investing in a bright scarf or handbag. "This is a great way to inject colour in your wardrobe, plus it's fun for summer and colour always get compliments. A little colour goes a long way so it will instantly brighten your outfit and you will feel the colourful benefits without a complete wardrobe overhaul."

Will you be swapping your LBD for a LCD?

Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant is available at Boots stores nationwide, priced at £3.50.

20 July 2015

Lovebox with COLLECTION

Last week I travelled up to London to attend Lovebox with COLLECTION. I got to spend the day dancing away with a bunch lovely bloggers and saw a sneak preview of some snazzy new makeup launches.

The day started with a scrummy breakfast at the ever so trendy London Grind. When in the company of fellow beauty bloggers chat inevitably turned towards makeup as we delved into our handbags to share our beauty faves. After enjoying a catch up we got to see a few new product launches from COLLECTION (you guys are in for a real treat!). We were then whisked away to Lovebox to indulge in an afternoon of cider and COLLECTION make up. Kopparberg in hand, we weaved through the crowd to dance to some reggae music. All of the bloggers I met were really lovely and super friendly. It's so odd to meet someone for the first time even though you've been following them for years and know so much about them! The night wrapped up with Rudimental which was the perfect end to a perfect day. I feel very grateful that I get to go to these kind of events and get to mingle with so many inspiring ladies - thank you COLLECTION!
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