23 October 2014

The Body Shop - Bronze Shimmer Waves

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Even though the sunny summer already seems a distant memory, if your anything like me you'll still like your skin to have a healthy glow. Then Shimmer Waves* from The Body Shop is definitely worth a look.

 I love a light shimmer to my skin and the warmth a bronzer adds. So this product is perfect for me. Although it looks really shimmery and glittery in the pan, the bronzer itself gives a soft not at all over the top shimmer to the skin. It's really blendable and can be used as to give a subtle bronzed sheen to the skin or built up for a deeper golden glow.

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I was amazed at how versatile this product is. Not only can it be used as a beautiful golden toned bronzer but you can use the individual shades as eyeshadows for bronzed shimmer eye look.  I have also used the lightest colour as a highlighter. It really is a great multiuse product with each of the different uses creating an equally as pretty look as the last.


Overall I'm really impressed by this product and it has become my go to bronzer for adding a bit of life to my dull winter skin. Its also really fab for popping in your on the go make up bag as you can use it in so many ways.

Have you tried this Bronzer? Which of The Body Shop make up range do you love? Do you have a go to multiuse product? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

17 October 2014

Get the Look - High wrapped ponytail


We all know that Autumn weather can be unpredictable, The wind and rain can really play havoc with your hair. meaning that styling your hair can be a nightmare! So today I'm going to show you a fail safe hairstyle that has become my go to autumn look.

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Not only will the style see you through even the most blustery of weather. It was also all over the catwalk this season and seen on many an Alister ! So without further a due here's how to create a wrapped ponytail.

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What you need
  • Hair Brush (paddle or general brush)
  • Comb
  • Hair Band
  • Hair Spray 
  • Bobby Pins
  • Shine Spray
  • ghd's /Straighteners
- Firstly take your straighteners and straighten all your hair. I use ghd's as they not only straighten your hair quickly they also leave your hair with a glossy sheen. Mine are The Sunset Styler's from The Birds of Paradise Collection*. 

- Brush your hair into a high tight ponytail tie at the crown with your hair band.

- Take a Two inch section from the bottom of the ponytail.

- Wrap the hair around the hair band and secure the section of hair to itself and the ponytail using the bobby pins.

- Mist the roots and piece of wrapped hair with hair spray.

- Wait a minute for hair spray to set 

- Mist the ponytail with shine spray, I love TIGI Bedhead, for a really glossy and polished finish.



I love how versatile this look is, you can change up the look by curling your ponytail or wearing further down the head and with lots of texture. It's  the perfect style for a chic effortless look in mere minutes style that can keep your barnet under control and gives you major fashion props, What more could you want!'

Will you be giving this look ago? What style would you like me to recreate next? What look is your go to style in the windy weather? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

14 October 2014

Tea Tree Pore Minimiser

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I'm quite lucky with my skin and don't really suffer from any major outbreaks or shiny skin. I get the occasional hormone spot and sometimes my skin can feel a bit dry. Saying that the biggest issue I have and will try anything to get rid of is my open pores. I have open pores on both my nose and cheeks.

I use this product* after moisturising as a serum before applying my make up. It makes for an amazing primer as it doesn't sit on the skin, yet leaves your skin feeling and looking smooth. Which is great for creating the perfect base for your make up. Although mattifying it isn't at all drying which is great as my skin has the tendency to dry out

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The Body Shop says:
Our new Tea Tree Pore Minimiser makes pores look smaller. Infused with Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil, it smoothes, primes and mattifies, and leaves skin feeling fresh and pure.
  • Minimises the appearance of pores
  • Mattifies for a shine-free finish
  • Leaves skin feeling fresh and pure
  • Ideal base for make-up
Although it hasn't totally gotten  rid of my pores, I feel like it has significantly reduced them. which I'm really impressed by. Also you only need the smallest amount so it will last you a long time, which is always a bonus.

I really recommend trying this if you have noticeable pores, its not overly expensive at £7.50  and has helped reduce my pores even when slap free. Plus it makes my make up last that bit longer, what more could you want.

Do you suffer with visable pores? Which products do you use to minimise your pores? Have you tried any of The Body Shop Skincare?

Lots of Love,
Laura x



13 October 2014

The Body Shop - Eyeshadow Brush

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A good eyeshadow brush is a must have for any beauty lover! This is my first make up brush* from The Body Shop, yet after loving so many of their products lately, I did have high hopes that this would be another hit.

It hasn't at all disappointed, with a solid handle with a thick end it is nicely weighted and easy to control whilst fitting comfortably in your hand. The bristles are synthetic and really packed together without any gaps or stray bristles so you get an even application. The actual brush is flat and tapered so it's amazing at precision application. The bristles are super soft and is the perfect shape for applying cream eyeshadows.

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Overall I'm really impressed with the quality of the brush, especially for the £9.00 price tag! It is without doubt as good as my similar, much more expensive brush ,at half the price. This eyeshadow brush from The Body Shop is swiftly becoming one of my most used eyeshadow brushes. I use this religiously for applying my cream and loose pigment products, I then use one of my other blending eyeshadow brushes to blend the product, to give a really flawless and professional finish. You can get your own eyeshadow brushes from The Body Shop here.

Have you tried any of The Body Shop make up brushes? Which make up brushes are your favourite? Do you use different types of brushes for different formula eyeshadows? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x






11 October 2014

XS Pewter Cord Links of London Bracelet

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I was kindly sent this to review by the lovely people at Joshua James. who have an amazing selection of stunning jewellery available over on their site. I really recommend taking a peek, if you are looking for a new piece.

It was love at first sight when I saw this gorgeous bracelet from Links of London. The right piece of jewellery can make you feel like a million dollars and this is without doubt one of those pieces. The bracelet is from the Links of London Effervescence collection which is inspired by joy and celebration. With bubbles coming together to embody life, love and fun in London.



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The xs Pewter Cord bracelet has tiny sterling sliver bobbles covering one half of the bracelet and a pewter and glitter cord on the other half. It creates a real contemporary and stylish look that can be layered with other bracelets or worn on its own for a pretty delicate look. The cord is adjustable adorned with beautiful Links of London toggle. Giving you the perfect fit and great for those how have smaller or larger for wrists.


Links of London say:

Links of London Effervescence cord pewter bracelet. Discover a modern classic with this effervescence xs pewter cord bracelet. see how the 80 hand-strung silver bubbles cluster to form star shapes when set against the silently sophisticated woven pewter threads. wear the cord at the front or back depending on your look and team your new effervescence xs bracelet with others in the collection for a completely customised appearance. this bracelet is a great neutral colour way and will look perfect teamed with other friendship bracelets or jewellery in our collections.

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The cord is also available in a range of stunning shades as well as the bubbles themselves are available in Rose gold, gold as well as Sterling Silver. So you can pick the perfect bracelet to match your personality and to go with the other pieces of jewellery you own.

I absolutely adore this bracelet its effortlessly stylish and a gorgeous twist on a classic look. The bracelet is beautiful and gains compliments whenever I wear it. I love how it goes with every look be it day to day or for a night out. To get your own or to get a different yet beautiful piece check out Joshua James Jewellery and be sure to use the amazing 10% discount code FLUTTER10. (excluding Pandora and Nomination)

Do you love this bracelet? Do you own any Links of London Jewellery? Will you be taking advantage of the discount code? What pieces from the Joshua James site do you love? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x


7 October 2014

Make up Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters

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Make up Revolution has been taking the beauty world by storm and its no surprise with beautiful products like these. One of their most popular products is without doubt their highlighters, so I had to get my hands on them to investigate. The powder based highlighters are available in three different shades, Pink lights, Golden lights and peach lights.

The packaging is quite basic with a black plastic base and a clear plastic lid however I think they all look more expensive than their £3  price tag. The design of the actual highlighter is clearly based around macs extra dimension highlighters. However I can't help but think they look like an abstract artists version of lady bits lol Not that its relevant at all but it makes me giggle to myself every time I look at them lol.

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Pink lights - A cool toned pink which looks light purple in the pan. Swatches as a bright cool blue toned lavender.

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Peach lights - A neutral toned peach with a soft golden shimmer throughout. Swatches as a soft golden off white.

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Golden lights - A creamy white with a strong metallic golden sheen. Swatches as a yellow golden colour.


They are all extremely pigmented so these will last you forever as you only need the smallest bit of product. which I find a lot with baked products. All shades are extremely buildable as well so perfect for use whatever the occasion as you can have a subtle glow or a full on look depending on your preference. Which is brilliant as I find this is one of the major pitfalls with cheaper make up. They are quite soft to the touch and don't have any big glitter particles in them, which I know a lot of people hate.


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My personal favourite is the peach shade but I really like how each shade is totally different. So I now have the perfect shade of highlighter no matter what the look. They really are a bargain, If make up revolution added more colours to the range. I would without doubt purchase them.

Which shade do you prefer? Have you tried any of these highlighters? Which of the make up revolution products do you recommend?

Lots of Love,
Laura x



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