20 November 2014

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 - hour Dollface blush


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As a blush addict I have been longing to get my hands on Tarte Amazonian clay blush. I spent ages trying to decide which shade to get and after reading millions of reviews I decided on Dollface. Dollface is a light cool blue toned pink. It looks quite bright in the pan but swatches as a cool yet natural looking pink. It is a beautiful light pink without looking at all clownish. 

The blush in the pan quite hard, it will without doubt withstand a bit of a beating. It's great to have a blush you dont have to worry about it breaking. Although appearing tightly pressed, it's easy to pick up on a brush. Don't be deceived into thinking you need a lot of swirling of the brush to pick up any product as you really don't need much product due to its pigmentation.The pan will last you forever. I have been using this constantly and haven't even made a mark on it.

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Even though its hard in the pan, it feels so soft on the skin. The texture is beautiful and feels like it almost melts into the skin, which makes it perfect for blending. I was really surprised at how it feels, hard yet it can feel so buttery on the skin. I'm guessing this is down to the added clay.

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The packaging is gorgeous and comes in the shade of the blush inside which I think is a really cute idea. It also comes with a large mirror which I'm always thankful for.

I love a light pink blush but find they often fade quicker than most shades. So dollface is the perfect shade to try out Tarte's 12 hour claim. I wouldnt say its fade free but it does leave a long lasting colour almost tinting or staining the skin. It lasts 8 hours without fading but the stain lasts about 10 hours. Which although not the full 12 hours it still is really impressive.

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I really think it will be flattering for all skintones, but especially on paler skins as it gives a pretty flushed look. It is really buildable so you can layer it up to make it work for you although on darker skin tones it will come across as a much subtler shade.

Have you tried any Tarte Products? Do you own any similar shades? What blush are you loving at the moment?

Lots of Love,
Laura x


14 November 2014

Ombre, Sombre or dipdye?


The Ombre look is still a firm favourite with the A list and is a hair trend that doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon. With three main variations of the look, from the subtle faded look of the sombre to the bold contrasting dipdye. Which style should you be asking for at the salon? Do you know your Ombre from your Sombre?

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Ombre 
What it means - A french term which means shaded.

What it is- A multi-tonal hair affect in which the ends are significantly lighter than the roots. The contrast from roots to end is stark yet the change should be gradual with slight blending. Balayage highlights can be added to help blend the shades.

The look - The aim of ombre to give a grown out sunkissed look.


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Sombre 
What it means - a subtle/soft version of ombre

What it is - A subtle graduation from a darker toned root to lighter ends. The difference is much less notciable than with ombre with the shades picked being less stark in difference. Bayalage highlights are often used to take the lighter and darker through the hair.

The look -  A natural subtle grown out sunkissed look.


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Dipdye
What it means - A two toned or multi tonal effect where the top half of the hair is a totally different colour to the ends.

What it is - The top half of the hair can be left natural or coloured. the ends can be any shade as long as it's a different colour from the ends. There is no blending giving a stark contrast in hues.

The look - The look gives the impression the ends of the hair have been dipped into dye.

I hope this guide helped you understand the differences between the three different looks. I'd love to hear which you like best. Are you sporting any of the above trends? Who do you think pulled off each look best? Will you be changing your hair to any of these trends? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x
10 November 2014

EnvyDerm Lip Volumizing and Conditioning Plumper

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I constantly feel like I'm struggling to find a gloss that delivers plumping powers without leaving my lips really dry and chapped. So when I was asked if I'd like to try Envyderm lip volumising and condition plumper* I couldn't wait to see if it actually carried out its claims. The colour I picked is Cannelle which is a described as a cinnamon beige and is beautiful creamy nude shade in a pearl finish. This shade is semi sheer so it leaves a tint of colour to your lips and will be flattering to all skin tones as your own lip colour can be seen. 

Envy Derm say:
Drench your lips in this high shine, irresistible non sticky juicy gloss. This product is a three in one lip care system; Lip Gloss, Lip Plumper, and Lip Conditioner!

 -Up to 37% fuller plumped lips instantly with no pain, burning or sting.
-Long wearing, non sticky high shine gloss to be used alone or over your favorite lip stick.
-Sheer to semi-sheer colors.
-Peptides and tripeptides to boost lip collagen for plumper, fuller lips.
-13 organic moisturising oils and vitamins for softer, rejuvenated lips.

It helps restore your lips youth and fullness in just few weeks. Formulated without: Parabens, Synthetic Fragrances, Petrochemicals, Sulfates, Phthalates, GMO’s, Triclosan, Mineral Oils. Cruelty Free. Made in USA


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The packaging is really pretty with the product being able to be seen through a clear thick plastic tower which is extremely sturdy so there isn't any chance of it splitting and leaking. The applicator is quite thin and easy to control meaning you don't get a gloopy or messy application. It does feel a little sticky on the lips, however it a is high shine lipgloss. It is only slight and not at all unbearable. Your lips start to tingle after a few seconds but its not at all painful or unpleasant.  The lip gloss is scented and even tastes minty and strangely left my lips feeling fresh. My lips look instantly plumper and after a few minutes my lips look quite a lot fuller and smoother, which is amazing.



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Top Picture - Natural lips
Bottom Picture - EnvyDerm Lip Plumper just applied
The gloss lasted a good two hours with the shine intact before fading ever so slightly but the slight hint of colour was still noticeable for a long time after. Once the product had totally disappeared my lips were left feeling soft,  not one sign of the cracked lips I normally get after wearing normal lip plumpers, which I'm absolutely thrilled about. I adore this gloss and although not the cheapest gloss available, it actually does what it claims. I had plumper, softer lips and a gorgeous shine in one product. You can get your own Lip Plumper over at http://www.jica.com/envyderm

Have you tried any of Envyderms products? Which lip plumpers do you love? Do you struggle with chapped lips after using glosses and plumpers? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below.


Lots of Love,
Laura x
3 November 2014

Channelling your inner Vamp

Around the Halloween and winter period darker make up is a recurring trend! from striking smokey eyes or sultry darker lips, these looks will always be a hit. So I have searched high and low for the best make up on the high street, to help you channel your inner vamp!

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1. 100% Vamp Lipstick - Makeup Revolution £1.00

2. Black Extreme 24hr Felt Tip Liner - Collection £2.99

3. Smokin Eyeshadow Palette - Barry M £6.49

4. No18 Metal Glam Eyeshadow - Essence £2.50

5. Charleston B.Complete Eyeshadow Palette - B. £6.99

6. Black Cherry Lip Paint - Barry M £4.49

7. What's your type? Tall Dark Handsome Mascara - The Balm £13.50

8. Meet Matte Nude Eyeshadow Palette - The Balm £34.00

9. Dominatrix Ink Pot Eyeliner - Sleek £5.49

10. Roasted Red Mirror Shine Lipstick - SEVENTEEN £4.79

11. New York Scene Colorstay Moisture Lip Stain - Revlon £7.99

12. Jet Black Intense Colour Eyeliner - MUA £1.00

13. Black Excess Volume Extreme Impact Mascara - Max Factor £12.99

14. Plumalicious No17  Lipstick - Beauty UK £3.49

15. Pretty Prune Rouge Edition Lipstick - Bourjois £7.99

16. Rebel with Cause Lipstick - Make up Revolution £1.00

17. Pocket Money Molten Eyes - Topshop £7.00


What looks are you wearing this autumn? Do you prefer a smokey eye or a bold lip? Which of my picks do you like best? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!

Lots of Love,
Laura x