25 April 2016

Label.M Diamond Dust Range


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If you are big on pampering then this a range you will need to try! When I have had a good pamper session I instantly feel better and when I have used an extra indulgent product, there is without doubt an extra spring in my step. So when I was lucky enough to receive the new Diamond Dust range* from Label. M I couldn't wait to try it out. If a bit of body scrub and a face mask can make me feel put together smothering myself in diamonds is going to have me strutting about like Beyonce.

Although only created in 2005 Label.M have rapidly gained in popularity. Partly due to its amazing product innovations and partly due to its Brit- cool style. which has seen them become the official products of London Fashion Week.  Even teaming up with the fabulous designer Jean - Pierre Braganza to create a limited edition tote bag.,which you receive if you purchase 3 Label.M products,.Well if that doesn't scream cool I don't know what does!

The Diamond Dust range consists of 3 products, A shampoo, a conditioner and a Body lotion. Each housed in matching black and metallic gold packaging. The packaging is ultra sleek and without doubt gives  a really luxurious and fashionable feel. Which is only fitting for a range of products that actually contain diamond particles! Each of the products feature an array of highly sought after ingredients including White and Black diamond dust, Champagne, Pearls and White Rose oil. Sounds like my ultimate wishlist!


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Introducing the NEW luxury Diamond Dust range Featuring the exclusive Micro-Diamond Complex - a unique blend of hair perfecting ingredients and real diamonds to reveal sumptuous body, silkiness and intense radiance. Formulated to gently remove toxins and build-up from the scalp and hair, whilst dramatically transforming hair’s condition.

It is quite a grown up scent with the rose scent being dominant yet there is depth to the scent that makes it somewhat fresh and anything but old fashioned. After just one wash my hair seemed much shiner and softer to touch. My hair was easy to style and had real body to it without feeling heavy.

Diamond Dust particles exfoliate individual hair strands, removing excess build-up of toxins whilst rich ingredient, champagne acts as a gentle, yet deep natural cleanser revealing hairs natural beauty and shine. Shine-enhancing properties from pearls combined with rich, lightweight oils extracted from white rose petals work to strengthen, protect and provide intense moisture and hydration. Leaving hair revitalised with shine, softness and bounce.

I initially thought the body lotion was an odd addition to the range,as I was expecting another haircare product. Yet after use I think it makes a really nice addition, making the indulgent experience of using the products a full body one. Most importantly it left my skin feeling like silk and with a shimmery glow.

This range is perfect for days you need that extra bit of oomph but don't have hours to spend pampering as even just using these in the shower will have you feeling that extra bit glamorous. So it is a great addition to the ultimate pamper session.

So until I run out I'll be posing like one of the London fashionistas with my Designer tote slung over one shoulder, Flipping my silkly glossy diamond covered hair around in a fabulous divalike manner. (if you are unfortunate enough to witness this I'm sorry lol) You can check out Label.M products on their site here.

Have you tried any Label.M products? What products do you use to instantly make you feel more glamorous? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x


This post contains gifted items of PR samples.

20 April 2016

Urban Decay - Naked Smoky palette

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It was only a matter of time before I added the newest Naked palette to my collection. I have contemplated buying it on several occasions but other items have always jumped ahead of it on my wishlist. So when Christmas came around and everyone was asking what I would like, it was one of the first things that came to mind. So it has been in my collection a while now and is definitely my go to for a night out.

Housed in hard plastic case with a slightly translucent cover and  a dark smoke also covering parts of the case. It's really sturdy, with a magnetic fastening. I actually prefer the packaging to the other Naked palettes packaging. You get 13 shades in the palette with a mix of matte, satin, glitter and metallic finishes. With nine of the shades being totally new.

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In the box is a step by step guide with suggested looks which isn't present in the other naked palettes as well as a dual ended brush. One side is a big fluffy blending brush and the other is densely packed shorter pencil brush,which isn't as good in my opinion ,as the other brushes you receive in the sets. I would have liked a brush for really packing on the colour as well as blending and detailing. Yet this isn't the end of the world ,as most of us have a brush in our collections we can use.

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High - A champagne shimmer with mirco glitter. It's a light warm toned beige with a champagne shimmer and a light coppery glitter.

Dirtysweet - A medium Bronze. It's a warm medium golden brown with a metallic finish.

Radar - A metallic taupe with iridescent micro glitter. It's a warm medium brown with a shimmer finish and golden glitter.

Armor - A metallic sliver taupe with tonal sparkle. It's a taupe greyish colour with a shimmer finish and a light glitter.

Slanted- A light metallic grey. It's a light blue toned grey with a pearlised finish.

Dagger - A medium charcoal with micro - shimmer. It's dark blue toned grey with a satin finish.

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Black Market - A jet black satin. It's a cool toned deep black with a satin finish.

Smolder - A deep plum taupe. It's a plummy bronze tone with a mix of cool and warm shimmer.

Password - A cool taupe matte. It's a medium greyish taupe with a matte finish.

Whiskey - A rich brown matte. It's a muted warm toned reddy brown with a matte finish.

Combust - A soft pink taupe. It's a muted dusty creamy pink with a matte finish

Thirteen - A light beige satin. It's a soft off white with an ever so slight satin finish.


I adore this palette and the mix of finishes means you can create so many different looks. It also has a great mix of warm and cool tones which is always helpful when matching your make up to your outfits. Unlike the other naked palettes this much more geared towards evening looks. So it stands out from the others which  although I love are quite samey. The formulas like all the Naked palettes are smooth and easy to work with. If you like an intense smokey eye then this is a palette not to be missed.

Which of the Naked palettes do you own? Have you tried the smoky palette? What is your go to palette for a smokey eye? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.


Lots of Love,
Laura x

13 April 2016

Switch up your make up for Spring!

Now the weather is finally warming up and the days are lasting longer,it's a great time to start swapping our winter make up products for some more summery bits. Most of us swap our darker hued lipsticks for softer shades and pick brighter nail polish colours. However there are plenty of other ways to help get a more summery look such as ditching the heavy matte formulas for light weight dewy bases. There's no better time to start swapping your stash or adding some new make up pieces to your basket.

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Lighten the base!
Switch your heavy duty foundations for a lighter base. Let your skin shine through and use concealer to add to any areas that need extra coverage. A colour correcting cream is great for evening your skintone and even layered under your normal foundation for any nights out. Grab a BB cream or tinted moisturiser to add a light sheer coverage that will smooth out your texture and brighten your complexion. Found your perfect match of foundation? Mix with some moisturiser and voilĂ  you have a sheerer foundation.


Ditch the matte!
When the sun is shining nothing looks better than soft glowing skin, Ditch the matte formula bases and reach for the dewy finishes. If you have oily skin you can still wear a glowing base without looking like a sweaty betty. Lightly powder your T zone or any areas that get oily during the day to stop the make up sliding. If your conscious of looking too shiny grab some blotting papers for easy touch ups on the go.


Trade the contour for a sunkissed complexion!
You don't have to stop contouring altogether but it can look a bit harsh for the day. Use a Bronzer to warm up the face in areas the sun would naturally hit the face. Such as the bridge of the nose, cheekbones and forehead. Apply in a 3 shape to still get the definition you get from contouring. Can't bear not to look chiselled? Lightly sweep a slightly darker shade than your bronzer under your cheekbones for a more natural contoured look.


Substitute your powders for cream formulas.
A face full of powder not only runs the risk of looking cakey it can be really ageing. Switching as many of your powder products for cream formulas will help give you a youthful complexion. Cream blushers have improved vastly in the last few years and now have a lot more staying powder. Really not a fan of cream blushes or have oily skin.? Try to find soft buttery powder blushes rather than anything chalky which looks heavy on the skin. Alternatively you can lightly set the cream blush to keep it from shifting out of place.


What products do you usually gravitate towards in the summer months? Do you regularly change up the products you use depending on the time of year? Will you be implementing any of the tips suggested in this post? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x




8 April 2016

WunderBrow - worth the hype?

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While scrolling through facebook you sometimes come across demo videos hailing a new wonder product that will solve all your issues. So when I saw a video of Wunderbrows semi permanent brow make up, I didn't pay any particular attention, passing it off as just another one of those fad products that aren't any good. That was until I tried it and I have to admit I was actually  really impressed.

Available in 4 different shades from Brown/black, Brunette, Blonde and Auburn. it comes in a wand style bottle with a brush style applicator and a separate spoolie. I found the brush to be slightly too big ,I like a small thin brush to get thin hair like strokes, so I just use one of my angled brushes to apply it. The formula is actually really easy to work with ,especially when on a smaller brush and it doesn't take long to dry. I use my little brush to apply it then use the spoolie wand to disperse the product through the hairs.

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Wunderbrow formula contains an exclusive blend of hair-like fibers, combined with specially treated pigments designed to fasten onto skin and hair. This Hair Fiber Complex is then infused into a Permafix Gel that creates a flexible matrix, locking the natural color and fibers onto your brows.

Traditional brow pencils, pomades and powders can be hard to apply, have multiple steps, can look unnatural and don’t stay in place or last throughout the day. Some women are so desperate for brows they go to the extreme of “eyebrow tattooing”. This process lasts but often looks unnatural, is painful and expensive.

Wunderbrow is a new one-step solution which allows women to easily fill, define and shape their brows with natural looking color that lasts for days.
Wunderbrow gives the convenience of the perfect brow, at home, and in one easy step.


Much like most brow products the results really depend on your skills, yet it does simplify the whole process. I have thin patchy brows through years of over plucking and Wunderbrow easily covers any of my sparse areas without looking cakey or fake.

Wunderbrow claim it is:
Long lasting - stays on until you decide to take it off.
Transfer-Proof - will not transfer onto your clothes.
Budge-Proof - will not smudge if you rub.
Water-Proof - shower, swim, workout, Wunderbrow stays put.
Hair Fibers - fill in sparse areas for a natural look.                 


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After vigorous testing ,although I don't agree with all the claims, it does tick most of the boxes! The only real thing I disagree with is how long lasting it is.  It didn't last for days on me. It lasted the whole day without budging even lasting a shower without slipping, which in my opinion is brilliant,but it didn't last for days. They advise you  to use an oil free cleanser when cleaning your face to keep your brows intact and then an oil based cleanser to remove them.

I did find they faded even after use with the water based cleanser but I did rub them quite aggressively. The next day after application my brow hairs were still slightly tinted and did look fuller but the formula had all disappeared on the sparser areas which I had filled in. So they did need to be lightly touched up to get my ideal brow. Yet if you have naturally fuller brows, I'm sure you wouldn't need to reapply the second day as they would still be tinted.

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All in all I'm rather impressed and think the Wunderbrow does rival my much loved Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade although I will be keeping both lol. The fact they have little hair fibres as well is what set it apart for me personally, so it does give a much more natural looking finish. Where as you need to be much more skilled and have a little more time to get the same effect with a pomade.

You can get the Wunderbrow at from Boots here or from the site here.

Have you seen the video adverts for wunderbrow? Which brow products do you use? What do you think of the results? Do you prefer a more natural brow or a insta brow? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x



6 April 2016

Love Me Beauty - April 2016

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This year is whizzing by I can't believe its now April! However the arrival of another month means an exciting delivery from Love Me Beauty! Last month Love Me Beauty announced they are now stocking the fabulous skincare Brand Rodial.

This month they have also added another exciting brand to the boutique, Make Up For Ever! I'm so excited to finally get to try some products, Make up forever has only been available in a handful of stores here in the UK until now. If your not familiar with  Make Up For Ever they are a Parisian cosmetic line created by makeup artist Dany Sanz, a favourite of makeup artists, with the popular HD range & Aqua waterproof products. So to find this brand in a beauty box is really exciting.

Not only this but Love Me Beauty are getting rid of the traditional box and you will now receive your goodies in a limited edition make up bag, which will be updated monthly. Perfect for storing all your new bits and bobs in.

Without further ado lets take a peek at what goodies I received, this month.



Tangle Teezer - Blow- styling Full paddle brush
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Having revolutionised how we detangle our hair, TANGLE TEEZER have now created another ground-breaking hairbrush - this time designed to make the job of creating salon blow-dry results at home, much quicker and easier.
The secret is in the design of the teeth. Now, you don't have to be a professional, you just need to trust in the brush.
Quick-drying teeth rapidly extract surface water from the hair shaft. Unique cleaning grooves makes for easy hair removal and cleaning without damaging the teeth. The revolutionary teeth will give your hair volume, shine, less frizz and smoother hair without stretch-drying. You may also find there's no need to use straighteners afterwards - thus saving even more time. Genius!

Being so big this was the first thing I saw as it wouldn't fit in the make up bag. I couldn't believe my eyes, Tangle Teezer is one of the most popular hair brush brands, so to receive the full sized paddle brush is a real treat. The brush itself is of really high quality and although big, it is easy to manoeuvre. I cant wait to see if this helps speed up my hair drying time and reduces frizz. I will be trying this out when I wash my hair tonight.



Make Up For Ever - HD Microfinish Powder.
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The industry's must-have powder. 100% mineral finishing powder that softens the appearance of fine lines and pores for a naturally, radiant complexion. It reduces shine and slightly mattifies without changing the skin's natural contours, and the lightweight, silky texture adds a soft focus effect for a flawless finish. This translucent, dermatologist-tested, and talc-free formula does not dry the skin. HD Powder can be applied over foundation or worn alone. One universal shade works for all skintones.

I was over the moon to find this in my bag, I have heard such amazing things about the HD range. So to finally be able to give it a try is really exciting, especially as I have considered purchasing before. I have seen this being used in a number of ways including the current baking trend. Now I can have a play around and see if it lives up to the hype before splurging on the full size.



Love Me Beauty - Blending Sponge.
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Introducing the LMB Neon Pink blending sponge. The shape of this makeup blender ensures flawless, streak-free application of primers, foundations, concealers and blushes. Designed to be used damp, this sponge injects an extra moisture boost into your makeup routine, perfect for those with dry skin. Experience your most flawless makeup yet.

I love applying my base with a sponge it really helps create a seamless look, it helps cover any dry patches with out highlighting them. So I'm always glad to add another sponge to my collection. I haven't tried the original beauty blender yet this looks an amazing dupe so fingers crossed this is just as good.



Melvita - Orange Blossom Floral water.
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Orange blossom floral water is obtained by distillation of organically grown, fresh Citrus aurantium amara leaves. Naturally rich in active ingredients, it has calming, softening and refreshing properties, and is suitable for all skin types. Soak into a cotton wool pad and apply to face morning and evening to tone the complexion.

Toning is such an important step in my skincare routine. I suffer with enlarged pores and found toning daily has really helped make them less noticeable. More and more people are swapping the old style toners for floral waters. So I'm excited to see if I prefer this to a normal toner. Melvita isn't a brand I have heard of before however the formula leaves my skin feeling really refreshed so I will without doubt be using this up.


Melvita - Argan Oil
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Melvita's Organic Argan Oil repairs, protects and strengthens skin, hair and nails. Unroasted argan oil is a true beauty secret held by Berber women. Organic Argan Oil is also traditionally used to massage joints and to care for the nails and hair.

Another Melvita product, this little bottle of argan oil is perfect for taking with you on a weekend or night away. So I will be keeping hold of this till then, instead of lugging my big bottle of Argan Oil. I love the shine Argan Oil gives your hair and how soft my hair feels after use. So this is really handy.



Percy & Reed - Dry Conditioner
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The lightweight spray softens, shines and gives hair natural movement. Refreshes and revives hair lengths and ends between washes a quick-fix shine and condition boost for dull, lifeless, lacklustre hair lengths. Suitable for all hair types, especially great on extensions and on coloured and chemically treated, natural hair. Good to help smooth and detangle hair that's been over-loaded with styling product.

I have tried Percy & Reed before and was really impressed, so I was really happy to receive a full sized bottle of this dry conditioner. This sounds perfect for me as my hair gets lank between washes and the ends of my hair feel really dry. I cant wait to get spritzing and see if this makes a difference.



Make Up For Ever - Excessive Lash
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Excessive Lash creates long lasting panoramic volume that fans out for a truly dramatic, eye-opening effect. The no-smudge formula builds this intense lash look, while the exclusive slim double-fiber brush works to load from root to tip and ensure absolutely no clumps.

Eek another Make Up For Ever product and this sounds just up my street. When it comes to mascara I always look for volumising ones. Now I have started wearing contact lenses I find my eyes water more, so the no smudge formula is perfect. I have high hopes for this mascara and am excited to give it a shot.



I'm really chuffed with what I received from Love Me Beauty, It's the best "box" yet! You can get your own from the Love Me Beauty site here. What do you think about the goodies I got this month? Have you tried any of these bits? Do you subscribe to any beauty boxes?

Lots of Love,
Laura x




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