30 March 2016

Frizz ease Forever smooth Giveaway


Today I have another awesome giveaway for you, from the Hair heroes John Frieda! They have ever so kindly given me a Frizz Ease Shampoo, Conditioner and 3 day straight styling spray to giveaway. Frizz Ease has become one of the best selling ranges here in the UK and is a staple in many a hair lovers kit.

You don't have to even suffer from course frizzy hair to benefit  from the Frizz Ease products. The Frizz Ease range can help reduce the look of everything from flyaway hairs to split ends, as well as helping repair the most damaged or coarse hair The line offers prescriptive solutions to not only combat the varying degrees of frizz, but also to help prevent it. So it really is a range for many of us, especially those of us that use heat or colour our hair.




Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner.
Experience a new generation of innovative haircare and prepare for a long-lasting, frizz-resistant style.
  • With ground-breaking Frizz Immunity Complex, this revolutionary Shampoo and deeply penetrates hair fibres to help combat the porosity of dry, damaged and frizzy hair, and builds an internal barrier to build frizz immunity with every use.
  • With a blend of pre coconut oil and conditioning agents, the shampoo and conditioner works hard to strengthen your hair’s immunity to fight the onset of frizz from the inside out, improving your hair’s texture and manageability, for noticeably smoother hair.

Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Semi Permanent Styling Spray.
Transform curly and frizzy hair into a sleek, smooth and flawlessly straight style that lasts up to 3 days or until your next hair wash.
  • Carefully formulated with essential heat protection, this featherweight mist has been designed to work with heated straightening irons to ensure an impeccably sleek and straight finish, without weighing your hair down.
  • With a revolutionary blend of polymers and keratin protein, this formula wraps each strand, while sealing out frizz, to keep your hair looking glossy and full of body.

So if you don't want to miss out on being in with a chance of winning these goodies, make sure you enter below!



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Lots of Love,
Laura x

28 March 2016

Easter Nails

Easter Nails - Nail Art - Nail designs - False nails - at home - nails of the day - nails of the week - pastel - nail tape

I hope you're having a great long weekend and enjoying eating lots of Easter eggs. If you read my blog regularly you'll know how much I enjoy creating different nail designs. So what better excuse to create a new nail look than Easter and the start of spring!

I decided to use some of the elegant touch Stiletto shaped nails, which are becoming my go to false nails. Then I picked five different pastel shades one for each of the nails. As I was using a mix of  colours, I wanted to keep the actual design quite simple. So I grabbed a silver coloured nail tape and placed five horizontal lines on each of the nails.

Easter Nails - Nail Art - Nail designs - False nails - at home - nails of the day - nails of the week - pastel - nail tape


Left to Right:
Purple shade - Berry Ice Cream, Barry M
Pink shade - Sugar Rose, Lancôme.
Yellow shade - Wanna Be Your Sunshine, Essence.
Mint Shade - Peppermint, Angelica.
Orange shade - Peach Melba, Barry M.

I'm really happy with my egg inspired nails and love the look of the pastel shades together. I think the tape really sets the colours off and adds a bit of class to a bright fun look.

What do you make of my latest nail design? Do you have Easter inspired nails? Which colours are you looking forward to wearing now it's spring? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

23 March 2016

Guerlain Spring 16 La Petite Robe Noire Make up


Guerlain - Spring 2016 range - La Petite Robe Niore - Lipstick - nail varnish - scented lipstick - scented nail varnish - make up - red heels - Plum Brella - purple lipstick - red nail polish - swatches - review

La Petite Robe Noir is one of Guerlains most loved perfumes, originally created as a limited edition scent, that later inspired another limited edition version La Petite Robe Niore 2. In 2012 Guerlain reintroduced a modified version of the original ,due to its chic and playful scent it has since become a cult classic. Based upon the classic and timeless little black dress the scent itself is one I have always been drawn too.

Naturally I was delighted at the prospect of the new La Petite Robe Niore spring make up range. The collection comprises of 20 luxurious lipsticks and 8 irresistible nail polish shades. Each with a hint of the classic La petite Robe Niore scent. Its no surprise both products are stunningly beautiful. Guerlain is a brand that screams opulence and luxury from their packaging to the formulas. Every product has an added pinch of sophistication and glamour.

Guerlain - Spring 2016 range - La Petite Robe Niore - Lipstick - nail varnish - scented lipstick - scented nail varnish - make up - red heels - Plum Brella - purple lipstick - red nail polish - swatches - review

From creamy nudes to pastel pinks, juicy reds and rich purples the colour range of the lipsticks are perfect for the warmer months. I have the shade no.70 Plum Brella which is a gorgeous pinky purple shade, which can easily be built to a brighter plum shade. The formula is super moisturising which I adore. So if you have drier lips but don't want to compromise on the colour this is the lipstick for you, I know my lips are always thankful for added hydration.

Each of the lipsticks have a light texture that makes it perfect for building the coverage depending on the look you would like. So although the lipsticks are on the pricer side you are technically getting three different shades in one! The finish is a shiny almost glossy like, yet without any of the stickiness.


Guerlain - Spring 2016 range - La Petite Robe Niore - Lipstick - nail varnish - scented lipstick - scented nail varnish - make up - red heels - Plum Brella - purple lipstick - red nail polish - swatches - review



Guerlain creates an absolutely essential and utterly irresistible La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in deliciously shiny texture to dress up your style with colour!
Vibrant shades in an innovative texture:
- a light-weight texture reveals the lips’ natural radiance, leaving them supple and comfortable

- buildable coverage thanks to its thin film: one layer to offer a glimpse of the sensual texture of the lips, several for a more dense and sophisticated finish
- inspired by La Petite Robe Noire, the formula is deliciously perfumed and delicately flavoured for an unforgettable taste on your lips
- an ultra-shiny finish and pure & luminous colours thanks to a cocktail of fine oils and a selection of “POP” pigments coated in a specific shine-boosting resin.

On to the gorgeous nail polish range this is a ultimate classic spring wardrobe for your nails. The range is focused on the pink and red spectrum varying from the lightest nude, petal like pinks to shimmering purple black. The range takes you from light spring mornings to warm nights out.

The bottle has adorned with the classic heart shaped lid based on the original perfume stopper. Its definitely one to pop onto the dressing table. The flat ended brush makes application a breeze and helps give your nails a flawless smooth finish.

I have the shade 002 Red heels which is the perfect classic Red with neutral undertones. A must have shade for any collection. Like the lipsticks the nail polishes also have a distinct scent, with delicate floral and fruity notes. You can have the delectable scent on your fingertips for up to 24 hours and can easily be topped up with a quick swipe of the top coat!

Guerlain - Spring 2016 range - La Petite Robe Niore - Lipstick - nail varnish - scented lipstick - scented nail varnish - make up - red heels - Plum Brella - purple lipstick - red nail polish - swatches - review

Guerlain creates fragranced colour and imagines an absolutely essential and utterly irresistible La Petite Robe Noire Nail Colour in deliciously shiny texture to dress up your style with colour!
A real La Petite Robe Noire miniature perfume bottle with its lid in the shape of the famous upside-down heart. Its flat brush allows optimal, easy and precise colour application.

- an ultra-shiny finish and revived shades thanks to a new technology of pigment grinding combined with a new generation of plasticizers
- an exemplary hold thanks to a specific resin that guarantees the film’s elasticity and suppleness

- a floral fruity fragrance that reveils itself after the application.

I love this range, the colours are just up my street and the formulas of both are of an extremely high quality. I'm not usually too fussed about scented products but the fragrance isn't too strong that its overwhelming, its a light fresh scent that lingers with you through out the day.  If you are near a Debenhams pop in and have a play and a good sniff. You wont be disappointed.

You can check out the full range and get your own La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick or La Petite Robe Noire Nail Varnish from Debenhams.

Have you seen this range? Are you a fan of Guerlain? Which products of theirs do you recommend? Would you prefer the nail polish or the lipstick? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.


Lots of Love,
Laura x

This post contains a PR sample or gifted item.

18 March 2016

Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette



Cocoa Blend - Eyeshadow palette - Zoeva - matte - metallic - pearl - satin - review - swatches

Over the years I have leaned much more towards the cooler toned eyeshadows, yet after the Christmas period ,where I got rather obsessed with cranberry eyeshadow and gold shimmer, I wanted to add to my warmer eyeshadow collection. I had seen the Cocoa blend eyeshadow palette by Zoeva on lots of blogs and thought it a beautiful palette but as it's on the warmer side I didn't pick it up. With my new found love for warmer tones I knew where to head first.


When I think of Zoeva I automatically think of their gorgeous array of make up brushes. I knew they also did make up but I often over looked them in favour of other brands. However I wont be making that mistake again. All the shades are beautifully pigmented and you get a gorgeous mix of colours, In a great combination of finishes. On top of that the palette is really reasonable priced at £18.00 on Beauty Bay.


Cocoa Blend - Eyeshadow palette - Zoeva - matte - metallic - pearl - satin - review - swatches


The palette is lightweight and cardboard, yet still looks chic. The brown and gold square pattern adds an air of luxury to the palette. Although it's without a mirror its something I don't really miss as I mostly do my make up with my big mirror in my room. If I am on the go I can easily use one of the mirrors in my other palettes. I'd rather spend less on a palette than have an added mirror anyway.

Our ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Palette results out of a world of sweet sins. Inspired by warm truffle colors, delicate nougat shades and shimmery marzipan tones for a seductive glamour makeup.

Cocoa Blend - Eyeshadow palette - Zoeva - matte - metallic - pearl - satin - review - swatches


Bitter Start - A semi matte light beige with a slightly warm undertone.


Sweeter end - A peachy pink with a hint of lilac, with a gold shimmer.


Warm notes - A warm cranberry with a metallic finish.


Subtle end - A warm golden brown with a shimmery finish.


Beans are white - A semi matte Dark brown with neutral undertones.


Cocoa Blend - Eyeshadow palette - Zoeva - matte - metallic - pearl - satin - review - swatches



Pure Ganache - A bright metallic orangey gold.


Substitute for love - A medium orange- brown with a matte finish


Freshly toasted - A medium to dark reddish- brown with a matte finish.


Infusion - A matte dark chocolate brown with golden glitter particles.


Delicate acidity - A medium taupe shade with warm undertone and a pearl finish.


I adore this palette and can't believe the quality especially since its such fab value. The eyeshadows are really easy to work with and although you may get some fallout with the more metallic shades, its no biggie. With the palette you can create a really wide range of looks from a bright day look to a sultry smokey eye. I'm sure this wont be the only Zoeva palette in my collection.

Have you tried any Zoeva make up products? Which shade in this palette are you lusting over the most? Are you tempted by any of the Zoeva palettes? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x



9 March 2016

Love me Beauty box March 2016


Love Me Beauty - Beauty Box - Review - Rodial - stemcell - superboost - cleanser - galm balm - moistursier- popband - (malin+goetz) - facemask - cailyn - liquid lipstick


A new month means a new Love Me beauty box. It's like a mini Christmas
every month getting to open a box of surprise beauty goodies. Not only do I enjoy taking a peep at the bits inside I also love the chic white boxes. They are perfect for storing bits and bobs in and will go with any room décor!

With Rodial launching on the Love Me Beauty Boutique it's set to be a good one. Rodial is a celebrity skincare favourite, with ground-breaking products and the latest ingredients. So lets take a look at what I received this month


Love Me Beauty - Beauty Box - Review - Rodial - stemcell - superboost - cleanser - galm balm - moistursier- popband - (malin+goetz) - facemask - cailyn - liquid lipstick


Rodial Stemcell Super-food Cleanser

A nourishing dual-action cream facial cleanser and mask for dehydrated skin with advanced stem cell technology, rose hip and vitamin e. A potent super-food complex of anti-oxidants, Coconut Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Rose Wax and Coco Butter gently cleanses and feeds essential nutrients to the skin for instant relief to dehydrated complexions. When massaged into the skin with the 100% cotton muslin cloth, the gentle exfoliation enables younger-looking skin to be revealed, boosting skin's vitality for a visible glow. Advanced stem cell technology from the PhytoCellTec Alp Rose improves cell vitality to protect against future damage. Can be used to remove make-up. Ideal for those with dry skin or with dull, lacklustre skin that needs a radiance boost.

I've yet to try any Rodial products but I'm really looking forward to giving them a go. The Stem cell range has rave reviews, which is always a good thing. I'm a massive fan of the old faithful Liz Earle cleanse and polish. This can be used the same way so I'm excited to see how it compares.



Love Me Beauty - Beauty Box - Review - Rodial - stemcell - superboost - cleanser - galm balm - moistursier- popband - (malin+goetz) - facemask - cailyn - liquid lipstick


Rodial Stemcell Super-food Glam Balm Multi

A super-intensive anti aging multi purpose nourishing balm that can be used in over 100 different ways to feed skin essential nutrients, restore moisture and balance out dehydrated skin. Innovative PhytoCellTec Alp Rose stem cells combine with 3D Hyaluronic Filling Spheres to quickly reduce the look of fine lines and boost appearance of skin's vitality. Packed with a revitalising cocktail of super-food oils and vitamins skin remains protected and moisturised.

They really aren't exagerating when they say packed with skin goodies! this has so many ingredients that are beneficial to the skin in it, its unreal. I love that this is a multi use product, so perfect for popping in your bag and using on any patches of dry or irritated skin. As soon as the balm touches the skin it melts into a silky oil so wont be too thick for use on delicate areas such as the eyes. This could become a new must have in my make up bag.



Love Me Beauty - Beauty Box - Review - Rodial - stemcell - superboost - cleanser - galm balm - moistursier- popband - (malin+goetz) - facemask - cailyn - liquid lipstick

Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Moisturser

A multi-function daily moisturiser to plump and firm dehydrated skin with built in SPF15 protection. Hyaluronic acid and gransil provide long lasting moisture and tighten fine lines. Chromabright and vitamin B3 even skin tone and illuminate for a brighter complexion whilst dragon's blood soothes and protects sensitive skin. Has a light peach and rose scent and is an ideal daily moisturiser for sensitive skin.

The last Rodial product in the box. This moisturiser is from the Dragon's blood range, which celebs such as Ellie Goulding are massive fans of. Anything that promises to even skin tone and give a brighter complexion is worth a try. The fact it's meant to hydrate and tighten the skin is a big plus.



Love Me Beauty - Beauty Box - Review - Rodial - stemcell - superboost - cleanser - galm balm - moistursier- popband - (malin+goetz) - facemask - cailyn - liquid lipstick


Popband hair tie

The 'original' Popbands that are kind on hair, cute on wrists! The must have hair accessory for every a-list celebrity and savvy fashionista
  • Popbands hold hair up tight without leaving creases in your hair. Our soft and stretchy hair ties won't damage hair like regular hair bands
  • Perfect for sport, workouts, yoga, running, and everyday use, Popbands hold hair up tight no matter how thin/thick (without leaving a dent)
  • Popbands double up as super-cute wrist accessories, with so many colours and styles available, the accessorising possibilities are endless.


  • I swear by these hair ties, they really reduce the damage done to your hair. You can never have enough hair ties especially ones as fab as these. If you like messy buns and high ponytails these are a must, they don't snap when pulled and keep your hair tight throughout the day.


    Love Me Beauty - Beauty Box - Review - Rodial - stemcell - superboost - cleanser - galm balm - moistursier- popband - (malin+goetz) - facemask - cailyn - liquid lipstick

    Nuxe Face Cleansing and Make Up Removing Gel

    This gentle, soap-free make-up remover and cleanser with Honey and Sunflower cleanses, soothes and removes make-up in one go - whilst being kind to your skin. Delights the senses and cleanses skin.

    I really enjoy Nuxe products but this is a product I haven't tried before although I have heard of it. I find gentle foaming gels leave my skin feeling thoroughly cleansed without drying out my skin. It has a rather strong honey scent which might put you off. I have high hopes for this although from reading reviews its a product you either love or loathe.



    Love Me Beauty - Beauty Box - Review - Rodial - stemcell - superboost - cleanser - galm balm - moistursier- popband - (malin+goetz) - facemask - cailyn - liquid lipstick

    (Malin+Goetz) Clarifying Clay Mask

    The Clarifying Clay Mask offers an effective, non-irritating therapy for sensitive skin. Formulated with refined kaolin clay to help absorb excess oil and draw out impurities, powder-like pumice to gently polish away dead skin, and witch hazel and arnica extract, known to be both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, this pore-minimizing 10 minute mask purifies and balances to improve clarity and texture for healthy-looking, radiant skin.

    This is a brand I haven't heard of before which is great! One of my fave things about beauty boxes is discovering new brands. I'm a regular user of face masks and they can really make a difference. My pores are often quite visable so if this helps minimize them I will be really happy.



    Love Me Beauty - Beauty Box - Review - Rodial - stemcell - superboost - cleanser - galm balm - moistursier- popband - (malin+goetz) - facemask - cailyn - liquid lipstick


    Cailyn Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + velvet

    Divulge into an opulent blend of rich matte pigment and luxe velvet. Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet nourishes the lips for the best, smoother than silk, non-drying finish. The luminous gloss formula smoothes over lips for an instant burst of full coverage velvet color! With the comfort of all day, water and kiss proof wear, the silky coating dries instantly and prevents any feathering or mishaps. From soft and sultry to dark and alluring, Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet are available in 24 addictable shades!


    The only make up product in the box but its an exciting one! Matte liquid lipsticks are the in thing at the moment. I tend to keep away from matte finishes as they emphasise my dry lips, but now I can give the look ago. The formula is meant to be non drying so this could be the tint to win me round. I got the shade 42 salvable which is a gorgeous dark warm toned brown with a hint of red to it.


    Visit the Love Me Beauty site to sign up and get your own box. You can also pick your own products if you would prefer or chose to keep your bits a surprise like me.

    What do you make of the pieces I received? Have you tried any of the products I mentioned? Which of the products would you most like to try? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.


    Lots of Love,
    Laura x


    4 March 2016

    Make up Brands you need to try


    Most of us stick to brands we know or have tried before when it comes to make up. Only really venturing into new brands once we have heard a lot about a brand or a product has a lot of hype around it. Being a beauty blogger I have been lucky enough to try products from a variety of brands, many of which I hadn't heard of or had never really investigated. Today I thought I would share with you some lesser known brands that have amazing products.

    Make up brands - first impressions - make up - beauty - bellapierre - essence - freedom - Jane Iredale - Make up - Wunder2


    Freedom Makeup

    First we started a REVOLUTION now we are setting you FREE to CREATE and INSPIRE, LEARN and SHARE your skills and looks.
    Introducing FREEDOM MAKEUP LONDON. A NEW Professional Makeup Brand to CHALLENGE and INSPIRE you and the MAKEUP WORLD.
    Do you love Professional Performance Makeup? Now BE FREE TO MAKEUP with outstanding QUALITY at AFFORDABLE prices.

    The sister of Make up Revolution, Freedom offer professional make up products at high street prices! You can find their products in Superdrug yet if your local one doesn't stock them definitely check them out online. I love their colour correcting palette and the setting spray is fabulous. I cant wait to try out the pro brow pommade. There are so many exciting products to try and at unbelievable prices.



    Jane Iredale

    Jane Iredale is passionate about offering you intelligent makeup solutions that not only instantly enhance your natural beauty, but also have long term skin benefits. Viewing makeup as an essential part of any woman's self-confidence, products are expertly designed to allow you to adapt them to your natural beauty, rather than blindly following trends. Ensuring beautiful looks are easy to achieve, all Jane Iredale products are multi-functional, look good, feel good and are good for the skin

    This was a brand I hadn't heard or tried before until recently when I saw a display at Illuminate Skin Clinic. I had a good play with the products and was really impressed. All the products have amazing coverage and the range of shades are brilliant. Even my mum was blown away and has her eye on a few of their products! If your looking for a new base product. This is a brand you need to check out.



    Bellapierre Cosmetics

    Bellápierre Cosmetics products are unique because of the fact that they produce and manufacture their own products, enabling them to respond quickly as the cosmetic market trends change. Recognized with the 2008, 2009, and 2014 'Natural Health & Beauty Award' for Excellence, The diversity of our color pigments and the fact that our mineral make up product line is all based on natural ingredients appeals to all skin types and tones.

    I got two of their shimmer powders in a beauty box ages ago and they are brilliant! Not only are they super pigmented, they are really reasonably priced. They can be used in a multitude of ways from eyeshadow to highlight even lip colour. All the products they offer have amazing reviews, definitely worth a peep!



    Wunder2

    WUNDER2 through cutting edge technologies, has created extreme long-lasting makeup that is comfortable to wear, looks natural and radiant - all in easy, one-step solutions that take under 2 minutes to apply and set. With WUNDER2, you can confidently and comfortably go through your day knowing you are looking your best from morning through the evening - and if you want the next day too.

    You may or may not have heard of wunderbrow. A semi permanent brow filler that takes seconds to apply and can last days!! I have a full review coming in a few days but I have really been loving using it! Wunder2 stock some impressive looking long lasting products. The wunderextensions and wunderlift look incredible.



    Essence Cosmetics

    Essence cosmetics gives you easy access to great products that inspire you to express who you are with style, confidence and fun.
    we say NO to animal testing and YES to quality with prices affordable enough to try a fabulous new look whenever you want.
    with a full range of breakthrough beauty products and the season's hottest colors and formulas, you'll look great and your skin will feel great too!
    express yourself with essence - europe's no. 1 cosmetic brand!


    You may have noticed Essence in Wilkinson's but next time stop and have a nosey. Essence is one of the most popular brands in Europe and has some really awesome products at ridiculously affordable prices. Definitely take a peep at the nail products they have every colour under the sun available. Also check out the eyeshadows and lip liners they are real bargains that actually deliver!



    I hope you found some new brands to try out! Have you tried any of the brands mentioned? Which products if any do you love?  Have you found any brands or lesser known products that have really impressed you? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

    Lots of Love,
    Laura x





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