Dior - Diorblush 866 Rose Sublime

Saturday, 7 November 2015

This is the 2015 Christmas collection for Dior. The blush is shade 866 - Rose Sublime £31. 

It was an impulse buy (1 minute decision or less) but I do not regret it! The colour is light but rose enough to add a bit more colour to your skin. It glows and has tiny gold specs of glitter which makes it so pretty to look at in the compact case! 

It comes with a velvet pouch and also an angled brush which is really useful as you can use the flat side to apply onto your cheeks and use the slanted part to sweep upwards, blend and contour.

I guess this will be an early Christmas present from myself to myself. Can't believe how quickly this year has gone. Only one month left! 

YSL & Dior Makeup

Saturday, 17 October 2015

So I decided it was time to update my make up again...

I bought the new Dior lipstick - After Party 680, a very pretty shimmery pink colour. Glides on smoothly, I am happy. The lipstick tube is amazing too and clicks in place (has a magnetic closure).

This is my make up secret! If you are after longer lashes, you must buy this. The Dior show Maximiser, it really works. Coat this on your lashes before applying your mascara. I received a sample of this before buying the full product (that's how you know it's a good product!).

My favourite mascara is by YSL - I use the Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara. This gift set is available from Boots - £25 and you get a small bottle of eye make up remover and night cream.

Mulberry Bag Reveal

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Here is the newest addition to my bag collection...


This is obviously the best colour to pick. I do love pink bags, even though they are more difficult to wear. It also comes in black, oxblood, steel blue, green, beige and another oxblood one Cara Delevigne style with rivets.

Beige, blue and oxblood

I bought mine at the airport so saved a bit (£229.19) and did not pay the full retail price of £275. 

What I like about this bag is that it has a shoulder strap as well as a wristlet strap so you could use it as a shoulder bag or a make up/cosmetics case. There are several card holders inside of the case and it is spacious enough to fit your phone, tissues, lipstick, money, keys and a few other items. 

It's not a bag where I could easily take out but it's so pretty I had to get it. When photographed, the colours look different. It's best to look on the Mulberry website as the colours look most accurate there. It looks more pink in real life than in photos (looks more beige!).

I think I'm on a bag ban for the rest of the year now. 

blow LTD - Covent Garden Review

Monday, 17 August 2015

I have always walked past blow LTD in Covent Garden when I'm in the area but I have never actually walked in so I decided to book an appointment and try it out. blow LTD is a fast beauty bar so they don't cut your hair but instead, style your hair (wash and blow dry) and there is also the option of doing your make-up and nails too. You can walk in to book an appointment, call or book online.

I had my appointment with a lovely lady called Raji. She explained I could choose one of the styles (there is a board from which you can pick, I went for the straight blow). The best thing about this place is that it takes 30 minutes only! My hair is quite thick so I was very impressed with the end result.

For 30 minutes, the price was £30. You can check out the styles and prices here.
I was offered a complimentary drink so I had a green tea which was nice. 

First, my hair was washed with Kerastase products. Then I was seated and the process began...Raji worked her magic with the hair dryer and straighteners. The music in blow LTD Covent Garden is amazing. They played Ariana and Beyonce! What's not to love?! The mirrors are quite small but Raji took a photo of my hair from the back so I could see the end result...

As you can see from the above, I was extremely happy with the end result! I don't think I've ever received so many compliments on my hair! This is the look I would have every day if it was possible. I would definitely visit again. Thank you Raji and thank you blow LTD! What a brilliant concept. Perfect for those who want results quickly - well worth the risk!

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Eye Roll On

Saturday, 15 August 2015

This is what I use when I'm tired or on a plane. Mostly, on a plane and tired. This is the best thing ever. It's light, not sticky and refreshing. As it does last for ages, it's not ridiculously priced - £14.50 from Boots. 

Roll this under your eyes gently to de-puff and moisturise under your eyes. It's a clear gel like texture, not too watery and I think it makes a difference. I love Vichy products, I always keep this in my make up bag. It also doubles up as a good base before you apply your under eye make up (for me, that would be the YSL Touche Eclat pen!). 

Dior - Hydra Life Beauty Awakening Rehydrating Mask

Saturday, 7 March 2015

I bought the Dior - Hydra Life Beauty Awakening Rehydrating Mask (75ml) last month. It is one of the best skincare products I have ever bought! Priced at £31.50, the product makes it worth it. I don't think I have really used Dior skincare products before but I am a huge fan of their perfumes, most notably - Dior Addict.

I was looking for a face mask, they had the Prestige Satin Revitalising Firming Masks in a pack of 6 for £110. That works out to £18 a mask! I asked for an alternative and was introduced to the Hydra Life skin care line. This is not displayed in the Covent Garden store so it is best to ask in store.

The Hydra Life mask is a light water like liquid texture and not sticky at all. It smells fresh like roses and really hydrates the skin - perfect in this kind of weather! I use this daily before I put my cream/serum on. I wear it before I apply my make up and massage it into the skin gently. Sometimes, I wear this before I go to bed. It is suitable for all skin types and will leave your skin feeling super smooth and glowing. I would definitely recommend this product.

Chanel - Ballerina Nail Polish

Saturday, 10 January 2015

This is what Chanel's Ballerina nail polish looks like. It's a very pretty nude natural looking shade. The photos above show my nails with one coat only of polish. I normally like to paint two coats but I guess I got distracted by the animal biscuits. 

Available at Boots or Chanel Makeup store for £18

Happy New Year!