30 September 2014

Autumn Morning Bouquet - Debenhams Flowers

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A few weeks ago I was contacted by Debenhams flowers and asked if I would like to review one of their autumn bouquets. After scanning through their beautiful Autumn flowers range, I decided on the autumn morning bouquet. I loved the bright and warm colours.

The flowers arrived in a big cardboard box and where stunningly presented in a light green wrapping. Most of the flowers were still buds which is a great sign that the flowers where freshly arranged before postage and will last longer than open blooms.

The bouquet itself comprises of delicate yellow roses whose petals are rimmed with a stunning coral shade,as well as vibrant orange lilies and pretty pink carnations. The burnt oranges and yellows are perfect for the autumnal months. It really is beautifully constructed and the colours look breathtaking against the crisp green leaves.

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The whole bouquet lasted just over a week, with the roses being the first to wilt yet were still filling the room with a beautiful scent even right till the end. The carnations and lillies lasted nearly 10 days in total which I'm really impressed by.

Although not the cheapest place online to get flowers, my flowers were long lasting, full of colour and really had the wow factor. Also if my bouquet is anything to go by it is without doubt worth the money , unlike other cheaper bouquets. Mine was full to the brim with budding flowers rather than a just a few and lots of foliage to bulk it out. Debenhams is a company reowned for quality and they haven't disappointed.

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They have a wide selection of bouquets from a variety of different ranges. Such as the decedent Luxury Flowers range and their amazing Next Day Flowers which if ordered before 7pm can be with you the very next day. All the bouquets are beautiful in their own unique way.  If you're looking to send a loved one a truly gorgeous bunch of flowers or wanting to brighten up your own home this autumn. I recommend you take a look at the lovely seasonal bunches in the autumn flowers range, as they really will lift your mood as the nights grow darker.

I'm really pleased to announce that I can offer my readers an exclusive discount of 40% 
by using the Code DFBLOG40 
The code can be used on flowers from most ranges. The only range exempt from the discount is the flowers by post range.

What do you think of my bouquet? Which Bouquets from the Debenhams flower site do your like best? Will you be treating yourself or a loved one to a bouquet using the code?

Lots of Love,
Laura x

24 September 2014

I love Chocolate palette

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After being majorly impressed with Make up Revolution I couldn't wait to try there sister brand I <3 makeup! After reading reviews online of there amazing dupe of the too faced chocolate bar. It was automatically added to my wishlist.

The outer packaging is gorgeous and heavily inspired by the chocolate bar palette, giving the appearance of an actual chocolate bar. The inside is much more cheaper looking but for £7.99, you can't really complain and it does have a really big mirror which is really useful. Unlike the Too faced palette it doesn't have the rich coco scent and has a light chemical chocolatey scent but it is quite faint and not at all offensive.

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It contains 16 eyeshadows, all of which are individually named. There is a good mix of mattes and shimmery tones, The more shimmery colours do have slight fallout but not anything major. They are all buttery and soft to touch. The shades are all really pigmented and last all day which is great. Some of the shades look totally different swatched to how they do in the pan but I think they are actually more wearable and can be built up to create a variety of looks.

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You Need Love - A matte creamy white.

Piece Me Together - A dark smokey olive green with golden particles.

One More Piece - A light matte caramel brown.

Love Torn - A deep smokey red brown with golden glitter particles.

Stolen Chocolate - A dark matte brown

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Thank Friday -  A light matte golden caramel nude.

More ! -  A light satin gold.

Pleasure Girl - A matte medium brown

Meet Chocolate - A matte baby pink

Unforgiveable  - A satin mauve with pink glitter.

Love Divine - A metallic reddish bronze.

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Smooth Criminal - A metallic copper bronze.

Chocolate Love - A pure metallic gold.

You Need More - A brown metallic bronze.

What A Way To Go - A deep satin maroon with pink glitter particles

Endorphin's Ready - A cool toned white.

I'm really impressed with this palette and would really recommend if you have had your eye on the too faced chocolate palette but aren't so keen on the price tag. Some of the shades are exact dupes and some are ever so slightly different. I'm really fond of this palette and think all the shades are gorgeous, so this is a real bargain buy.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

18 September 2014

My Pick of the Best - Over The Knee Boots

Autumn is without doubt my favourite time of year. Fashion wise it means layers, comfort and effortless styles. Boots are always a big trend this time of year, and this year is no different with all different styles filling the shops. However the style of boot that I'm lusting over most this season is without doubt the over the knee boot. 

Whether you pick suede or leather, highs or flats. These are the boots to be seen in. I have searched high and low for my best picks. From high end to bargain there is a pair of over the knee boots for everyone.

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1. XL Leather Boots patent cap toe - Zara £99.00

2. Nocturnal Over The Knee Boots - Office £120.00

3. Kayleigh Suede Over The Knee Boots - Asos £37.00

4. Roldan Over The Knee Boots - Dune £171.00

5. Gia Khaki Suedette High Leg Wader Boots - Boohoo £38.00

6. Black Double Strap Over The Knee Boots - New Look £44.99

7. Over The Knee Boots by Unique -Topshop £195.00

8. Chinese Laundry Riley Over The Knee Boots - Nordstorm £64.98

9. Trishy Boots - Dune £149.00

10. Simone Over The Knee Boots - Tory Burch £460

11. Kensingtion Boots - Miss Selfridge £59.00

12. KG Vixen Tassle Over The Knee Boots - Asos £230.00

13. Neptune Over The Knee Boots - SpyLoveBuy £29.95

14. Uliawen Boots - Aldo £120.00

15. Night Owl Over The Knee Boots - Amazon £47.99

16. Bellatrice Over The Knee Boots - JustFab £44.00

Which of my picks do you like best? Have I found your perfect pair? Will you be treating yourself to new boots this Autumn? Have you found an amazing pair I have missed off the list? Let me know all your thoughts below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

4 September 2014

My Escentual Wishlist

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As a beauty fanatic, I'm constantly browsing beauty and make up sites. One of my all time favorites is Escentual. Although my wishlist is as long as my arm, these are some of the products I'd love to own and are right at the top of my list. So here are my top picks from Escentual.

1. bareMinerals Quick change brush cleaner - £8.00
"If you need to use your brush again immediately after applying your makeup, this fast drying cleansing spray will refresh it in just a few sprays. Your brushes can be used again straight away, and the shade will always be colour true"

2. Stila Stay all day Foundation and Concealer - £29.50
"If a high definition, high performance foundation is what you crave, then the Stay All Day Foundation with its attached concealer is the base of your dreams. The foundation glides effortlessly onto the skin and works in perfect synergy with your complexion to minimise imperfections and blemishes."

3. Bioderma Hydrabio Light Moistursing Cream - £14.00
"Restore the comfort of your normal to combination skin with the Bioderma Hydrabio Light Cream, a balancing, hydrating moisturiser."

4. Prada Candy Scrub - £38.00
"The pampering, foamy scrub works to soften rough skin and remove dulling dead skin cells with its small exfoliating particles. The creamy texture prevents skin from being dried out, and works to hydrate and firm the body in one step."

5. L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream - £32.00
"Cocoon your skin in the long-lasting moisture of the L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, a nourishing formula that makes skin supple and smooth."

6. Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil - £19.00
"Expertly prepare your hair for sublime styling with Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat and UV Protective Primer, suitable for all hair types."

7. Too Faced Bulletproof brows - £27.00
"Create a fierce brow with Too Faced Bulletproof Brows, a ground-breaking all-in-one formula that will define and set your brows in just 60 seconds."

8. Nailtiques Formula 2 Kit - £9.95
"This 3-step treatment program helps to build a strong nail bed, working to replenish problem nails whilst intensively restoring their health and flexibility. With repeated use, nails are transformed."

9. Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Golden Shimmer treatment - £11.05
"The Bonacure Oil Miracle treatment works deep within the hair shaft to invigorate the health of your locks from the inside out. With its rich texture and infusion of finely milled glimmer particles, your hair literally shines with beauty. Hair is supple and soft, with an opulent finish and a delicious scent."

10. Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher - £15.50
"Whereas some cream formulas wear away too soon, and some liquid or gel stains dry quickly and are a nightmare to blend, the silicone-based Watercolour Blush is a dream to apply and lasts forever."

11. Clarins Bronzing Duo Mineral Powder compact - £24.60
"The inclusion of two complementary shades in the Clarins Bronzing Duo compact means that you can mix and match to create your perfect colour no matter the season. Mineral pigments make for pure and brilliant colour, while mother of pearl pigments infuse skin with sunkissed radiance"

12. Anna Sui Eye Color Palette - £14.00
"Create vivid eye looks with the versatile Anna Sui Eye Colour Palette, a wardrobe of satin, shimmering and glittering eyeshadows."

13. Mister Mascara False Eyelashes Full Lashes - £9.45
"Fill in the gaps! Get glamorous, wearable lashes in a flash with the Mister Mascara Full Lashes Kit. Each set contains 2 pairs of false lashes: a natural looking set for the day, and a dramatic set for the night."

14. La Roche-Posay Autohelios Melt in Self tan Gel - £13.60
"Get a gradual, streak-free tan with the La Roche-Posay Autohelios Melt In Self Tan Gel, a hydrating formulation that promotes a wonderfully streak-free tan."

15. Too Faced Candlelight Softly Illuminating powder - £25.00
"Capture the ethereal glow and ultra flattering light of a romantic candlelit dinner anytime with the Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight powder."

16. Real Techniques Nic's Picks - £25.40
"The limited edition kit features 5 full-size, essential brushes to help you to create a perfect base, glowing cheeks, and high definition eyes"

Do you own any of these products? Which of my picks would you most like to own? Have you bought any new products lately, that I need to add to my list?

Lots of Love, 
Laura x

1 September 2014

Too Faced - Naked Dolly Lipstick

After loving coral fire which you can read the review of here. I have been meaning to get my hands on another creme color Lipstick and when Debenhams had a offer on for national lipstick day I quickly snapped this up.

Naked Dolly is a light pinky nude and is a highly flattering light pink. I love this shade as I love a pink lip but find some light pinks are too young and can make my teeth look quite yellowy. This isnt the case at all with this its the perfect mix of nude and pink. Giving it a grown up and feminine feel.

Too Faced say:
There’s rich, there’s obscenely rich and then there’s our La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream. Oozing with lip-conditioning hydrators, including white lotus flower, it treats while it enhances lips.

The packaging is luxurious with the lipstick coming in a  light golden tube with too faced adorned down the
side. I really do like the packaging of this collection, the tube is also quite weighty and looks high quality.

The feel of this is much like a mix of lipstick and a lipbalm. It is really creamy as the name suggests. It leaves my lips feeling hydrated and super soft. Which is one of its main selling points for me as I really do struggle with my lips getting dried out. The stain/gloss formula is also really flattering on my dryer lips, It is quite sheer with one swipe but still gives a lovely colour. It can be built up with the second swipe giving a nearly opaque finish.

Although not extremely long lasting for a balm hybrid it does last a fairly long time at 4-5 hours. Which is better than most lipsticks of a similar formula. This is the perfect colour for those of us who love a feminine look yet aren't too keen on the brighter pink shades and a must have for nude addicts like me.

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Which nude lipsticks do you love? Have you tried any of the Too Faced lipsticks? What do you think of this shade?

Lots of Love,
Laura x

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