18 December 2014

YOSO Lash curler


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Today's post is all about Yoso heated eyelash curlers*. One of my make up bag staples is an eyelash curler. They can make a real difference to your lashes and open up your eyes. I have owned many different eyelash curlers but never a heated pair before.

The curler comes with a detailed instruction manual and a hygiene brush to make cleaning your curler a breeze. The curler itself is sleek and easy to store in the form of a pretty golden wand no bigger than a normal mascara wand. Meaning the wand slips neatly into your makeup bag without any problems and runs off of a battery so you can take it with you on your travels.

It only takes a minute to heat up and doesn't get so hot I'd be scared to apply near my eyes. Its really easy to use all you need to do is hold the heater against the root at a right angle and after a few seconds remove. I  tend to find 5 seconds is enough and gives real long lasting results. The fab little heater at the top is great for reaching the tricky inner lashes and it also has a comb which is great for separating your lashes.

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YOSO say:
This heated eyelash curler creates a dramatic uplift and a long lasting curl for your lashes. The main heater allows lashes to be swept up and curled, whilst the unique small point heater tackles the tricky corner lashes for maximised dramatic volume. Finish the look by combing through to add precise definition. The compact and slim design makes this beauty pen a suitable addition to any make-up bag and also features a handy heat indicator, letting you know when the pen is ready to use. The YOSO LASHES will ensure your eyelashes stay defined and curled for longer than usual; perfect for your special night out or simply to keep you looking bright eyed through a busy day.

One of the things which really sets this apart from a normal pair of lash curlers. is the way it gives a natural curl with out  harsh angle that you often get with metal curlers. The curl also lasts a lot longer than with normal curlers. From now on it's heated curlers all the way for me.

You can get your own from The Beauty Crowd here and at only £15.99 not only does it out perform my normal curlers it also is a lot cheaper.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

Do you use eyelash curlers? Which do you own? Have you used heated curlers? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!



16 December 2014

Passion peel off mask


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I have discussed in previous posts that I'm quite lucky with my skin, yet the one persistent issue is my visible pores. I'm constantly trying to minimise them and have found some amazing products that really do help yet my next mission was to find a face mask that aids me on my quest for better skin.

Facemasks are the perfect way to unwind and really can help fix your skin issues. Yet most available aid dry skin or greasy skin. So could I find a mask that would actually help my very specific skin problem. After a quick chat with the lovely people at Montagne Jeunesse, they recommended passion peel off mask* and kindly sent me a pack to try out.

Crammed packed with passion flower (Passion flowers are rich in Vitamins C and A and Potassium. Both antibacterial and healing, skin is left clean, purified and protected) and Pomegranate (Pomegranates are renowned for their anti-aging benefits and antioxidant content. They are packed full of Vitamins A, C and E that protect the skin from free-radicals while cleansing) The mask gently cleanses the skin leaving it feeling refreshed and smelling beautiful. While the drying quality of the mask helps tighten pores and protect the skin from impurities.

Montagne Jeunesse say:
Gently peel away dead skin with our amazing Passion Peel Off deep cleansing masque. Our Pomegranate and Passion Flower formula cleans, purifies and protects leaving your skin feeling fresh and radiant.

• Gluten Free 
• Nut Derivative Free
• No Added Parabens

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The mask couldn't be easier to use and unlike the conventional mud mask is mess free so perfect for a quick pamper. You cleanse and dry your face as you would normally. Then apply a thin layer over the face and neck. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous fruity scent till the mask dries then peel off to leave fresh feeling skin.

The mask can take a little while to dry and took about  20 minutes in total but I loved the results. My skin felt soft, looked brighter and my pores were tiny after use. Hooray I'm totally sold on this and will be purchasing these to use weekly in future. And at £1 I couldn't be happier!

Lots of love,
Laura x

Do you suffer with visible pores? Which products do you use to combat your skin problems? Do you use facemasks? Which are your faves? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.



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10 December 2014

Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment


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I love long and lustrous hair yet my constant bleaching and dying of my hair often leaves it looking lacklustre and dry. Even with regular trims, I find my hair needs a helping hand to looking its best. So when asked if I would like to try Simon & Tom Moroccan treatment* I was more than willing to give it a shot.

The oil comes in a dark glass bottle and looks of extremely high quality. It also comes with a pump which is a god send meaning you don't waste any product and can add as little or as much as you need. The oil itself is rich and golden, I find I need a lot less product than with other brands.So this bottle will last me a much longer time. It has a really pleasant scent, that lingers on your hair till the next wash which is fab.

I'm a big fan of oil hair treatments and find they add shine to even the most dull and damaged hair. However I do find some leave your hair quite greasy looking if your hair isn't that damaged however after trying on my mums much healthier hair this wasn't at all the case with this product. Proving that this is the perfect hair oil for all hair types not just damaged parched hair.

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Simon & Tom say:

Do you suffer from hair that is lack-lustre, greasy, over-processed or frizzy?
Are you struggling to manage the condition of your hair and getting fed up of trying product after product that fails to deliver on its promises?

Simon and Tom's Moroccan Treatment is proven to produce noticeable results that make looking after your hair a pleasure once again. 
Shine is restored, condition visibly improved, your hair has more life and bounce with a healthy texture, all meaning that your hair is your crowning glory once more. You will find it easier to style, full of strength and vitality, and back to how you always wanted it to be.
When your hair looks this good, you feel that good too and your confidence is restored once more. Not only will you see a noticeable difference, but others will too, and in no time at all, your hair will be strengthened, frizz-free and restored to its crowning glory.

Simon and Tom use only self-produced 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil as a main ingredient in all of their premium beauty products. 

Known to make a difference to the hair that others will notice, Simon and Tom are proud to use it in all of their products. They make it their mission to only ever use the highest grade of Argan Oil that is produced by Simon & Tom, knowing that by doing so you are guaranteed to see and feel the difference. And unlike their competitors, they make sure that each and every product contains as much Argan Oil as they can fit in, knowing that by doing so, the results it brings will exceed your expectations.
See the difference Moroccan Argan Oil can make to your daily beauty regime with Simon and Tom's range of 100% natural products.
  • Moroccan Treatment is incredibly easy to use and is suitable for ALL hair types
  • Produces remarkable results day after day for beautifully smooth and conditioned hair
  • Restores shine and softness to damaged hair and increases its elasticity and inner strength
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair for all day long protection and frizz resistance
  • Its unique formula includes blend of natural nutrient rich ingredients such as Argan Oil

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I have tried cheaper hair oils and as soon as I stop using them my hair goes back to its damaged state making me think they are more of a styling aid rather than a product that actually improves the condition of your hair. So to really test the claim that this hair treatment restores inner hair strength I stopped using after a few weeks and I'm blown away. My hair is still much more manageable and my broken hair feels less frizzy. In general my hair feels silky and looks much healthier. So although there are lots of cheaper products I would recommend spending the little bit extra for long lasting results. Obviously I am now using again after every wash! 

If you're looking for a product that really does what it claims, then this is for you! Simon & Tom is available from amazon for £29.90 you can get yours here

Lots of Love,
Laura x

Do you suffer with dry and damaged hair? What hair treatments do you use? Have you tried this hair oil? 

8 December 2014

Lauren's Way - Dark Self tan Bronzing Lotion

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If you read my blog regularly then you will know I'm a fake tan addict! After trying Lauren's Way 60 solution which I loved and you can read all about here. When Lauren's Way asked if I would like to try their Dark self tan Bronzing lotion*, I was really excited.

When first applying I admit I was a bit scared as the colour is DARK.  Yet as soon as you start to smooth out the lotion, it blends to a much lighter, less scary colour. The formula is smooth, not at all sticky and really easy to blend, which is brilliant. The guide colour makes it easy to see if you have missed any bits, so no white patches. It dries really quickly leaving me with a instantly dark golden tan. The speed in which it dried really impressed me as lotion tans tend to take that bit longer to dry.

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One of my favourite things about this tan that makes it stand out above others is the scent! There literally isn't one! when applying it gives off a slightly citrus scent yet not as strong as with the 60 minute tan. Yet when you have washed off the colour guide you're left totally scent free! Meaning that it doesn't at all interfere with the scent of your body lotions or perfume.

Lauren's way say:
For a flawless, luxurious tan, LW Dark Self Tan Bronzing Lotion is a silky smooth, rich formula that leaves skin looking radiant.
Perfect for parties, this Self Tan Lotion dries instantly and adds plenty of glamour to your look!
The LW TAN Dark range is fab for medium/olive skin tones. Dark gives a deep, bronzed colour in just one application.
Tanning experts will truly appreciate this deluxe, advanced formulation from LW! 



My skin felt so soft and nourished, even before applying moisturiser. which for my already slightly dry skin is amazing. It gave an even flawless coverage, that lasted a whole week. Without going patchy or uneven it just faded slightly more after each wash.I have been using this for the past month or so and still haven't found any faults in the formula or results. I'm so impressed and with the party season coming up this is perfect for a natural flawless tan. I know I can apply this and not worry about any tanning disaster.

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Have you used any Lauren's Way products? Which tanning products do you use? Do you prefer a lotion or another tanning method? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!

Lots of Love,
Laura x