Wednesday, 3 February 2016

JANUARY FAVORITES 2016!!

Hello my Lovelies,

I hope you are all having a lovely day.

For today's post I'm going to share with you all my first favorites post of the new year and there has been quite a few products i have been loving over January but i have manged to cut them down to 7 products which I have loved using over the passed month.


1) The first of my favorites is this Sanctuary Spa Gentle Polish Body Exfoliating Scrub, i got this back at the beginning of the month and since then i haven't stopped using it. I like to wash with this twice a week as i love to exfoliate my skin. I love this product from Sanctuary Spa as it leaves my skin feeling incredible soft and looking healthy at the same time. Also i like to apply this exfoliate to my skin using my exfoliating sponge which removes even more dirt and dryness i may have on my skin.

2) My next favorite is this De-Tangling Brush which i bought in Dealz a little while back. I decided to buy one as my hair becomes very tangled after i have washed it and since buying it my hair is tangle free.

3) Next up is this Philosophy Purity 3 in 1 Facial Cleanser which i received in one of the Glossybox's i got last year, i think it was the September Glossybox but i'm not a 100 per cent sure. But iv'e only really got around to using it now and i have to say its a gorgeous cleanser to use on the skin as it removes dirt and makeup in a second. It also leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft!!


4) My forth favorite for the month of January is this Penny's Strawberry Cube Lip balm which i love carrying it in my handbag. I love keeping this in my handbag as my lips tend to be quite dry when i'm outside or in work so its quick and easy to have this handy when i need it!!

5) Next is this Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Toothpaste. I am addicted to keeping my teeth lovely and white. I like to clean at least twice a day with sometimes managing to brush them three times a day. With this tooth paste it keeps them looking white and keeps my breath smelling fresh. I wouldn't use any other toothpaste!!

6) My sixth favorite for the month is this Revlon Black Eyeliner that i got back at the Professional Beauty Show back in October and like always i'm only getting around to using it now. This eyeliner is fab with it gliding on really easy to my lower lash line, it also lasts throughout the day too with out any smudges. It really is the best eyeliner!!


7) My last favorite for the month of January is this Essence Liquid Lipstick in the shade Show Off, i received this in December's Christmas Edition Glossybox and since then i haven't stopped using it. I love the color and texture of this lipstick. Its a gorgeous shade to wear with any makeup look!! 

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post on my January Favourites 2016!!


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Love

Louise
xoxoxox



Wednesday, 20 January 2016

GLOSSYBOX; JANUARY 2016

Hello my Lovelies,

I hope you are all having a lovely day!!

For today's post I'm going to share with you all the first Glossybox of the New Year!!

So like always once iv'e ripped the seal off the outer packaging this months box is revealed!! And this months box is just a plain pink box!!


Now on to my favorite part, popping the lid on the box to reveal this months goodies!!


Up first is the Editorial Piece from editor Evie Leatham where she states that 'Usually January is about giving something up: this year we didn't want to think about what we shouldn't do, but what we should'. That's why Glossbox is declaring 2016 the year of more'. 


So it only means that there is exciting times ahead for all us Glossybox Subscribers!!


Now on to the exciting part as to what products i have received in this months box!!

I have to say this months box look amazing with some fabulous products inside that i can not wait to try out!!


And here's what i got........


UNANI DERMO DEFENSE FACE MASK



Now i am a huge lover of face masks, and i am delighted to have received this product in January's Glossybox!! This is a herbal based face mask that has two key missions to care for your skin and to keep it protected. It also keeps your skin nourished and hydrated while in turn removes impurities. It is ideal for sensitive skin as well as normal skin. By applying it once a week to your face this means it keeps your skin looking and feeling hydrated & nourished, also with it been a full sized product this means you can apply as much as you want!!

Shop: comprarcosmetica.es
Price: £11.36 Full Size


GLOSSYBOX EYESHADOW


The second product i received was this exclusive Glossybox Eyeshadow in the shade Glossy Mauve which is a must have shade of the season.


This is super cute eyeshadow exclusivly from the Glossybox range and its in one of my favourite warm shades.


The pigment of the eyeshadow is gorgeous with a light texture and a shimmery finish which is ideal for a night-time look.

Shop: glossybox.co.uk
Price: £7.10



MADARA CELLULAR REPAIR SERUM


Up next is this Madara Cellular Repair Serum. This serum from Madara combines of a cell repairing bio-complex alongside its revitalising birch juice which plumps the skin, while also boosting hydration and radiance. It also visably improves smoothness and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Althoughter the skin is re-charged with moisture and vitality.

Shop: www.madaracosmetics.com
Price: 30ml £38.00 (please note this is a luxury size in this months Glossybox)



TONI & GUY SHINE GLOSS SERUM



Next is this full sized Toni & Guy Shine Gloss Serum which works to control frizz and boost shine as well. Its suitable for all hair types, it works brillantly to control frizz and help add shine to your locks too.

Shop: boots.com
Full Size: £7.49



TEEEZ COSMETICS OASIS GEM LIPSTICK


The last product i recieved in January's Glossybox is this Teeez Cosmetics Oasis Gem Lipstick which is a combination of highly pigmented coverage with a satin finish. The shade i recieved is this Oxyn Coral Shade, which again is an on-trend hue which is perfect for the months ahead. 


What's also amazing about this lipstick is that it has added Coconut Oil that helps keep your lips hydrated and nourished through out the day or night!!

Shop: teeezcosmetics.com
Price: £11.93





I hope you guys enjoyed today's post on JANUARY GLOSSYBOX 2016. If you would like to sign up to Glossybox then just hit on the link here to do so, http://www.glossybox.co.uk/beauty

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Love

Louise 
xoxox


Monday, 18 January 2016

REVIEW: LASH EXTENSIONS!!

Hello my Lovelies,

Hope you are all having a lovely day!!

For today's post I'm going to share with you all this well overdue Mink Lash Extensions Post.

So roughly two months ago i was treated to a Full Set of Mink Lash Extensions at New Look FX. I've delayed my review so i could assess how the lashes wore and how i felt about them as the weeks wore on!!


I got in touch with Linda from New Look FX through a facebook beauty group, as she was looking for a blogger who would be interested in getting a full set of Mink Lash Extensions done and in return the blogger doing a post over on there blog.


 So I decided to email Linda over some details about my blog and how i would love to get the opportunity to get them done!! After a brief discussion on blogging and lash extensions i decided to schedule an appointment to have them done as i have never had lash extensions done before.





























So i arrived at Linda's house on a Sunday as that was the day of my appointment. Up first we had a coffee and chatted about beauty and blogging, she then showed us into her treatment room where she carry's out many of the treatments she does. I have to honestly say that from the moment i arrived until the minute i left i felt very much relaxed and pampered!!



PROCESS OF THE LASH EXTENSIONS:

Before Linda started the process of applying the lashes, a patch test had to be carried out before hand in case of any allergic reactions.

Once that was done and dusted it was then on to the important part of getting my lash extensions done!!

So the process began by lying flat on a beauty bed. Lying flat and still is the best way for the Lash Technician or Beauty Therapist to apply each lash accurately and correctly.

The treatment began by Linda placing white pads over the bottom lashes, this stops the top lashes from sticking together once the glue has been applied to the top lashes. Once the pads our in place and secure its now time for the lashes to be applied to my top lash line.

Each lash is then adhered to your own individual lash. Basically a single natural lash is isolated and a synthetic lash is then glued to the top of your own natural lash approximately 1mm from the eyelid so neither the glue or the lash has contact with the skin. The initial application takes approximately 45 to 1 hour.

Although it does take quite a lot of time for the process to be complete, i can honestly say that it is pain free and you can't feel the lashes been glued or put in place on your eyelid. One thing is that it makes you feel very much relaxed.

Once they are done, its time to open your eyes, at this point i have to say i was seeing double vision as you are lying down for quite a good bit of time. But don't worry, it doesn't last very long!! 


Next Linda handed me a mirror so i could see the finishing results and i have to say i was amazed as to how well they looked. Considering i only have straight lashes you could see straight away the curl of them and how much volume they had too!!


Overall I was delighted with them and since i got my full set which was roughly 4 weeks ago i decided to get Re-fills done as my lashes looked a little thin and you could spot the places as to where some lashes had falling out!! So i'm going to also share with you all my Re-fills outcome in this post too.


So the Sunday before Christmas, Linda came to my house to do the re-fills as i wanted to get my nails done as well just in time for the festive season!! So she set up the beauty area in my kitchen as there is quite a lot light there, and first up was the re-fills, basically it starts by looking as to where the lash extensions have fallen out and where there is a gap so that the lash can then be re-placed. So like when i was getting Lash Extensions first, you stay in a relaxed position on the beauty bed, eye patches are then placed on top of my lower lashes and then the process of applying each of the Mink Lashes to my top lash line!! Roughly it took around 45 minutes and it was pain free!!


RESULTS:

I have to honestly say i absolutely love my Lash Extensions. Before I got them done i had really straight lashes which meant not even using a lash curler could curl them, that's how straight they were!! But since i have got them done there is a lot more volume and curl to them which was never there before so i over the moon about that. Also as well since i got my Extensions and Re-fills done I haven't had to use mascara either which is a bonus cause i'm saving on buying Mascara now a days.


Below this paragraph i'm also going to leave the review that i left on New Look's page as well for you guys to read;

"I had my lashes done on Sunday (22nd November) with the lovely Linda and I am delighted with them. I never had Lash Extensions done before so I was super happy to get them done. 

My lashes look so much fuller now and i even love the curl effect on them too as my own lashes are really straight no matter how much i try and curl them!! 


And what i even love about them is that there wont be a need for Mascara anytime soon (so no more waking up with panda eyes in the morning ha). Overall I am delighted with the outcome of these lashes, they have so much volume and they look so much fuller and natural too!!







 From the moment i arrived at Linda's house until i left, i felt so relaxed and very much pampered. Linda is a lovely friendly girl and is very professional in the job she does.

 She made me feel very relaxed and comfortable and we also had a great chat too!! 


I would highly recommend Linda from New Look FX as she is amazing at 
what she does. So girls whether you are getting your Makeup. Tan, Nails or Lashes done New Look FX is the place to go" 





TREATMENTS:

Linda's Slogan is to 'work to a schedule that suits you', when it comes to doing Makeup and Eye Lashes its styled to suit your Personality to highlight your natural Beauty and not to mask it.

New Look FX offers the following Beauty Treatments:

  • Eye Lash Extensions
  • Makeup (Bridal & Occasions)
  • Special Effects
  • Gel & Acrylic Nail Extensions
  • Gel Polish aka Shellac 
  • File & Paint
  • Spray Tanning
  • Waxing 

Here is a picture of my nails that i got done over the festive season, i decided to get shellac done as i have became a fan of getting it don. I went for this Precious Ice with Hologram Diamond which is from the Perfect Match Range!!





























PRICES/OFFERS:

Eyelash Extensions:

  • Classic Full Set 70euro, refills 50euro
  • Glamorous Lashes Full Set 90euro
  • Russian Volume Lashes 120euro  

SPECIAL OFFERS:

If you book yourself and a friend, same day, same place you get 2 sets of Classic Lashes for €120.00

If you would like to find anymore information about New Look FX that go check out there website here http://newlookfx.com/






























































I hope you all enjoyed today's post on my Review on my Mink Lash Extensions, to find out any information on New Look FX, then please go check out their website.


























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Love

Louise 
xoxox




Tuesday, 12 January 2016

MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS!!

Hello my Lovelies

I hope you are all having a lovely Tuesday!!

For today's post I'm going to share with you all my New Years Resolutions, I'm a couple of days late on this post as i was meant to have shared this with you all at the beginning of the week!! Better late then never!!

Each year i like to take some time out to write down a list of things that i went to achieve in the year because it helps me get a clear view of what i want to achieve in the year ahead and the actions that i need to take to get there!!


I find having goals give me a lot of focus on the job in hand. Yes i agree that it does feel a bit daunting writing down your goals and wondering if you will achieve them, but as you work through towards it a little at a time it all starts to feel very exiting.

All you need to do is clear an hour in your calendar and sit in quite place, and think of what you went to achieve in the year ahead. It can be anything from a Bungy Jump to Travelling abroad!!

I'm not going to reveal every goal i wrote down, but I am going to share 6 of them with you all, to give you an understanding of the meaning as to why i want to achieve them!!

1. Grow my Blog

This is a goal i want to achieve and that is 'Grow my Blog'. Although my blog has grown quite big in the last three years of me starting up this blog. I still feel there is a part as to where it can grow even bigger by introducing a whole new selection of interesting posts. I also love to receive feedback from my readers and followers so that is defiantly something i will be working on over the next year!!


2. Join a Gym

This was something i had listed on last years New Years Resolution List and i did in fact join a gym. However at the end of last year i got a very bad embedded Veruca on the base of my foot, which meant i couldn't work out or go swimming so i had to put a freeze on my membership with the gym i had joined!! As type this i am still getting treatment done on my foot on a weekly basic's as it still has complete gone, but as soon as i get the all clear i'm then going to get back in to the whole gym thing!!


3. Building my YouTube Channel

Building my YouTube Channel is a goal i would love to achieve. I do regular vlogs over on my channel, but i would love to get into a routing of doing at least 3 per week so i keep my fans and subscribers intrigued. I also would love to start up a Daily Lifestyle Vlog of my everyday life/routine this is something I am looking over and considering in the future!!


4. Less Stress more Success

This is a goal i am sure everyone has noted down as a goal to achieve in 2016!! Throughout everyone's lives we all deal with stress in our own ways. From a personal side of things i been stressed out quite a bit in my life such as meeting deadlines, stress of work or daily life!! But what if we were to turn stress into success by either improving our Environment or our Lifestyles to contribute in helping us deal with stress to change into success.


5. Go to Bed Early.

This is again a goal i need to stick to, even though I work from 9;30 to 5;30 five days a week i seem to never go to bed early. However going to bed early is key to healthy lifestyle, on average we need at least 8 hours sleep a night!! zzzzzzzzzzzzz


6. Be more Organised 

I really need to get a lot more Organised when it comes to dealing with blogging. Every-time i go to sit at my desk in my office i do be there for hours working out what i need to start on and what i can leave till later on in the week!! So been Organised is definitely number one on my list of goals for 2016!!


I hope you all enjoined today's post on my New Years Resolutions.

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Love

Louise 
xoxox


Friday, 8 January 2016

AT HOME PAMPER ROUTINE!!

Hello my Lovelies,

Welcome to today's post, i hope you are all having a lovely day so far!!  For today's post I am going to share with you all my At Home Pamper Routine!!


Now I love to have a good pamper day filled with relaxing things to do, such as have a bath, put on a face-mask and chill to some relaxing music or watch some TV on my IPad.

As I work during the week Monday to Friday i find it quite hard to get a day to pamper myself, that's why I always make a date in my diary to have a pamper day at the weekend!!

Usually i would start off my Pamper Day by getting up in the morning, have some breakfast and check emails and of course Snapchat!!

Then I would run myself a hot bath, first i would light some candles, vanilla and berry scented candles our my favorites as i feel they bring a more relaxing atmosphere to the room!!


Next I would then add a Lush Bath Bomb to my bath along with a small amount of Bath Soak.


While the bath is running, I like to choose some music to listen too or I would watch some TV on my IPad as I find this really relaxing.


And then its time to relax ahhhhh.......


After my long soak, i then dry off with a warm towel and then i like to apply a good moisturiser to my skin as i am an addict for keeping my skin hydrated and soft!! I love to use this Boots Mango and Orange Body Butter on my legs, then I like to use this Calcot Manor Moisture Souffle all over my body.


I then like to apply a face-mask with my foundation brush, that one that I used in this post was a Fruit Exfoliating Mask.


I then leave it to set for around 10 mins. 


I then wipe it off with a warm wet face cloth. Next i then apply a range of creams such as my Lancome Youth Activator and Noxidoxi's Serum Base.


Next I then apply this Nivea Express Moistureser which has a primer in it too, and I also love applying my Etre Belle Eye Roller as it hydrates the underneath of my eyes!! 


Lastly I like to apply this Nougat Nurtusing Hand Cream to my hands to keep them feeling soft,


Products
Vanilla Candles
Orange Candles
Lavender Bath Soak
Lush Bath Bomb
Calcot Manor Spa 'The Lazy Evening Moisture Souffle'
Mango & Orange Blossom Body Butter
Foundation Brush (Penneys)
Superdrug Exfoliating 'Summerfruit Mask'
Pink Cloths (Ikea)
Etre Belle Golden Skin (Roll On Eye)
Lancome 'Genifique Youth Activator'
Noxidoxi Enchancing Serum Base
Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydrating Primer
Lanolips Banana Balm 3 in 1
Nougat Hand Cream 

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post on my AT HOME PAMPER ROUTINE!!. 


To watch my full At Home Pamper Routine, then why not sit back and check out my vlog:



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Love

Louise 
xoxox

Monday, 4 January 2016

MY DECEMBER FAVOURITES 2015!!

Hello My Lovelies,

Welcome to the first blog of 2016, I hope you are all having a lovely day. Its the first Monday of a very busy week with lots of blogs and vlogs coming your way!! But for the first blog of 2016 i am going to share with you all my December Favourites 2015 post. Below I have picked a couple of my favourite products that I loved using in the month of December.



The first favourite i have picked is this Emite Make-up Diamond Heart Base Primer that I received in November's Glossybox. Since i got this i haven't stopped using it, I love to apply it to my face just before I apply my Make-up. It has a light texture that makes application easier and it gives a long lasting finish throughout the day!!

Next is this MUA (Makeup Academy Professional) Eyeshadow Pallet, I recieved this also in November's Glossybox and its a firm favourite in my eyes!! I love using this palette, the pigments in each of the eyeshadows is brillant and i love creating new looks with this palette too!! Some of my favourite shades are the warm and dark brown shades not forgetting the gorgeous gold shade that helps created a night-time look.

My third favourite is this W7 Africa Multi-coloured Bronzer which is amazing for contouring. I would usually tend to use this for creating my day time make-up look for when I'm going to work!! I find it leaves my face looking glowing and very natural.

My next favourite is this Lanolips 3 in 1 Banana Balm which I received in Novembers Glossybox and since then i haven't stopped using it on my lips. I love this product, if my lips are dry i just apply a small amount of this and my lips are then super soft!! Its a bit like magic!!

On to my fifth favourite for the month of December and it's this Etre Belle Eye Roll On which I got in my December Glossybox. This is fantastic product to have close by when you want to refresh your tired eyes/ I love to apply it to the underneath of my eyes to refresh and hydrate my eyes when they are tired and in need of a wake up call!

The last favourite i have loved using in the month of December is this Olay Double Action Night Cream. I love a good night-time moisturiser that nourishes and regenerates my skin throughout the night. It apply's really easy to the skin and absorbs brilliantly to leave your face feeling incredibly soft and smooth 

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post on my December Favourites!!

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Love

Louise
xoxoxox

Thursday, 31 December 2015

MY SIMPLE NEW YEARS EVE MAKE-UP LOOK!!

Hello my Lovelies,

For today's one i'm going to share with you all this Vlog on My Simple New Years Eve Makeup Look!! I have listed all the products that i used in today's vlog so you guys can re-create this look yourselves!!



PRODUCTS LIST:

Emite Make-up Diamond Heart Base Primer
Revlon Photoready Airbrush Effect Foundation (004 Nude)
Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator (100 Bare Light)
Crown Brush Contour Palette 
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder (040 Medium)
W7 Conceal Me (Nude)
MUA (Make-up Academy Eye Palette (Puff, Lion, Burnished Brown)
Maybelline Eyeshadow (410 Azur Sliver)
Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner (Black)
Revlon Lash Potion Mascara (Black)
W7 Africa Bronzer
Lancome Blush (Rose Sable 02)
So Susan Highlight Crayon (Candle Light)
Natural Beeswax Lip Care
Lancome Lipstick (Red)
The range of Make-up Brushes I used are from Madison and Crown Brush!!

I hope you guys enjoyed today's vlog on My Simple New Years Eve Make-up Look!!. 

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And finally I would like to wish all my Viewers and follow Bloggers/Vloggers a very Happy New Year!! 



Love

Louise 
xoxox