Friday, December 19, 2014

Last Minute Gift Guide for Her

From L2R, T2B: Lancôme Les Miniatures*, VVB Nails Inc Set, Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot and Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms.

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These fantastic four are a sure-fire way to please a special lady in your life. Whether its a last minute Secret Santa, or that one last prezzie under the tree for your sister or bestie, these picks are sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sexy Sienna by Charlotte Tilbury


Sexy Sienna












One of Charlotte Tilbury's latest lipstick creations - Sexy Sienna is just the perfect crisp Coral. If you
fancy a change from festive reds, this is a gorgeous day-to-night colour which looks fresh and young.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Benefit Christmas Special - Sweet Tinations

Benefit Sweet Tinations



Tints and the matching balms in one set? Yup. This is one of the Christmassy creations launched for the festive season by one of my all time fave beauty brands- Benefit. It includes the classic Benetint, and the cute candy-coloured Lollitint, as well as the wonderful tinted balms.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NEW VIDEO|| BaByliss Big Hair Pro

I was really excited when I was asked to collaborate with Argos to try out the BaByliss Big Hair Pro tool, and do a little 'How to Tutorial' for my YouTube channel and theirs.

It really is a fabulous product, that isn't just easy to use, but gives an amazing salon-at-home finish!

Check out the link below!

Enjoy,

Lots of Love,

Lauren xx


Matte Revolution in Glastonberry

Matte Revolution in Glastonberry


It could be said that I am a bit of a Charlotte Tilbury fan...but that would be a fantastically large understatement. I am obsessed, obsessed and in love. Her new collection of 'Matte Revolution' Lipsticks are the perfect balance of moisturising and matte, leaving you with a plump, perfect pout, with no cracking in sight. Ideal.

Monday, October 20, 2014

NARS Illuminator In Super Orgasm

NARS Illuminator in Super Orgasm


So, this is basically the perfect illuminator. I am obsessed with Rose Gold everything at the moment, and this is definitely no exception. It gives you a beautiful, irresistible and a really rather naughty glow. I guess hence the name…

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review|| Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder

Airbrush Finish Powder - 2 Medium


Can you tell I have been indulging in a bit of a Charlotte Tilbury related retail therapy lately? I can't stop, each product is better than the last and I have truly never felt more confident in my make-up looks than I do with a vast amount of Charlotte Tilbury all over my face.

This is a product that I didn't think I needed until I bought it sort-of on a whim and now its a handbag essential, and I mean essential. I can't finish a look without popping some of this beautiful powder on to set it... and on a hot night out, shiny patches are completely a thing of the past. This is the dream; a no-cakey, flawless finish powder we have been waiting for all our lives.

The thing is, it doesn't just mattify, but actually blurs away lines and imperfections, so you are truly left with cashmere-soft skin, and no cakey deposits or thick build up in sight. Just a gorgeously soft, light finish, with an effortless application.

If you want to try one of these for yourself, it comes in a variety of different shades and is available here for £33.



Lots of Love,





Monday, September 29, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Portobello Girl Lip Lustre


Portobello Girl Lip Lustre


Yes… this is another Charlotte Tilbury review, but what can I say? It is a seriously incredible line, and this gloss is no different. Portobello Girl is a gorgeous and pretty perfect pink that looks great over a pink or nude lipstick, or equally amazing over a natural pout, to give you lust-worthy lips.



On the Lips

Above the lip lustre is applied to my natural lips, and you can get an idea of how pigmented and gorgeous this gloss really is. It gives you a 3D punch of sexiness, that I haven't found with any other gloss, what a lip-smacking sensation. I'm in love.

You can pick up this pout-worthy present for your lips from here, or pop into Selfridges and browse the brand for yourself.


Lots of Love,




Friday, September 12, 2014

Nail HQ Ridge Filler

Nail HQ Ridge Filler *

The Nail HQ Ridge Filler is designed to be a 'perfect foundation' for nice and smooth nail colour application. It has been created specifically to hydrate, moisturise and condition the nails, leaving them primed and ready for that perfect professional mani-at-home look.

I have been trying this product out over the last few days, and I have to say it's quite the finger treat. You only need one coat, (which dries exceedingly fast) into a pale nude/pink, which is flattering and you just know it's doing a whole loada good too. You can even apply a coat and then pop your favourite colour polish over the top while it gets to work, but I decided to leave the product au natural.

My nails (as you can see above), have got to the point now, where they are pretty long. Normally this means breakages left, right and centre, but with this applied… it feels like a protective forcefield, meaning I don't have to worry when I am ripping open a can of baked beans or peeling off an apple sticker. Its great.

I haven't had a single breakage, so I am super happy - and this combined with the elegant look just makes it a total win win for me.

If your nails are looking a little worn out and peaky, why not give this formula a go? You can pick one up from here for £5.99. Bargain.


Lots of Love,






*PR Sample

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Hepburn Honey

Hepburn Honey


Last week I found my self taking a browse around the Selfridges Charlotte Tilbury counter (extremely dangerous), and I couldn't resist picking up this K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Hepburn Honey (amongst a few other things). Its such a lovely, rich nude that just looks incredible on.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NEW LAUNCH|| Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Perfume



This new luxury perfume by Jo Malone, was the latest launch in her line of fabulous fragrances. Just released earlier this month, the baby of the group is by no means a slow-starter. It is quite honestly one of the nicest things I have ever had the pleasure of smelling, and I promise you I could not be happier than when I am prancing around, adorned in this satisfying scent.

Wood Sage and Sea Salt does sound a bit bizarre doesn't it? I mean, it's fairly hard to conjure up an idea of just how this smells… is it like the beach? And Wood Sage, like what even is that? Well… that was my initial response, when learning the contents of this bottle from such a beloved brand, but upon smelling it, it was a true lightbulb moment. A proper rom-com meet-cute if you will, but instead of a loved up leading couple, it was my nose and this little glass bottle of perfume.

Yes…I am weird, but this fragrance is not. I firmly suggest you make your way to your nearest Jo Malone counter and peruse an infatuation of your very own, I promise you won't be disappointed. You're Welcome.

Have you tried this yet? What do you think? And also, what other Jo Malone scents do you love and wear, and what do you think would blend well with this? I am dying for suggestions!


Lots of Love,




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NEW|| Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lisptick in Love Liberty



Love Liberty

I love lipstick. Glossy or matte, dark or light…pink or purple, you get the just - I'm a fan. So after trying a couple of Charlotte Tilbury's K.I.S.S.I.N.G Fallen From The Lipstick Tree Lipsticks (Bitch Perfect and Coachella Coral), I nearly died when I heard about the launch of her Matte Revolution collection for lips. Naturally I picked up a couple (three) and I will post a little look at each, so you can decide if you're ready for the matte movement too.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Lifestyle|| SO?… Christmas Gifting Event




In (scorching hot) July of this year, I was lucky enough to attend the So…? Christmas in July event, to celebrate the launch of their new couture city sprays and some excellent Christmas gifting ideas.

The party was really on with bespoke cocktails and manis, gorge canapés and best of all…macaroons with the SO…? emblem on. Cool doesn't even cover it, (not to mention yum!)


Monday, September 1, 2014

NEW|| Playboy Makeup PinUp Challenge



Playboy Pin-Up Challenge Look

I was delighted to partake in the exciting Playboy Makeup Pin-Up Challenge recently, deciding myself to go for a modern, fresh twist on a pin-up look, with fancy fingers, pretty-in-pink lips and lashings of mascara.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Conceal It: The Retoucher by Charlotte Tilbury




Another Charlotte Tilbury genius product, this concealer is one of my latest buys from her line, and like everything else - believe the hype… this stuff is gooood. As will her other skin based product, this isn't dense or sticky, and applies with absolute ease. I use it around the eyes primarily, and a little on minor blemishes, but it isn't the most pigmented and doesn't have the most intense coverage I've seen either.


I dont necessarily think this is a bad thing, it works to lift under eye shadows and just freshen and pick up duller areas of your face, and luckily at the moment my skin in behaving (touch wood), so that's really all I need, and I am loving using this product. An absolute pleasure Ms Tilbury. There is no cakey-ness in sight, and it lasts a perfect amount of time, so much so that I am pleasantly surprised with the fresh appearance of my face - even after the most horrific of rush hour bus journeys, and that can't be bad.


On the Skin


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The shade I chose was Medium 3 (the third darkest out of a possible four shades), but it's still not super light, so I recommend using her advice on which to get depending on the shade of her foundation you use…or even better pop into Selfridges and ask one of the professionals at her counter!





If you want to buy online you can grab one here, happy shopping!



Lots of Love,

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Eyes Made Easy - Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet




As with all the Charlotte Tilbury range that I have come across, this shadow stick is bloody phenomenal. Suited for Green eyes (mine are Green/Blue), it is literally the quickest, easiest way to get a professional eye look in a matter of seconds.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Review|| Topshop Glow Stick in Spotlight

Topshop Glow Stick in Spotlight


There seem to be a lot of 'face sticks',(if you will), around at the moment. This one is from Topshop for a mere £10, so I just had to try it right?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Charlotte's Magic Cream by Charlotte Tilbury



This is one of those genuine 'wonder' products. Something you come across with a certain amount of expectation, not sure how it will translate in real life - but BAM, it's like you couldn't be without it now if you tried. Pretty dramatic for a moisturiser I hear you say? Well you obviously haven't tried Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream (for reals…)!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

MASK EDIT// Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque




The third and final instalment in my favourites masks of the moment edit, is the Demalogica Skin Hydrating Masque. Unlike the other two masks, this isn't aimed at cleansing or de-clogging, but simply at good old fashioned hydration. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

MASK EDIT// Eve Lom Rescue Mask

Eve Lom Rescue Mask 50ml


This is the second mask which I absolutely love love LOVE in my super mask trilogy. It's perfect for de-clogging and brightening up, it can even cut the life of a breakout short. Miracle tube anyone? I use it whenever my skin is feeling a little lack lustre, or when I need perking up.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

MASK EDIT// GlamGlow Exfoliating Mud Mask


GlamGlow Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask

I wanted to try this apparent miracle mask for sooo long. Seeing it raved about on the blogosphere, and by celebs and magazines alike, I was super keen to give it a go for myself. It promises to do an almost impossible amount of good for your skin, as well as leaving you with an enviable glow for 3 whole days after.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

By Terry Sheer-Expert in Honey Biege (09)





When it comes to Summer skin, I am all about the lightest tint of colour. Gone are the wintery days of full coverage, and in comes the dewy glow with just a hint of colour. This By Terry Sheer Expert foundation is the perfect long-lasting tonic for Summer-ready skin. It literally lasts all night. Now, I never ever sleep in makeup but I recently had to make a once-in-a-lifetime exception and this baby didn't budge… i woke up feeling like a 'natural' Kardashian, or dare I say it… Beyonce. Cough *flawless* cough. (Sorry).

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bumble and Bumble City Swept Finish Hairspray



It has been shockingly hot in England of late. And I mean shockingly hot. As much as the sunny skies are a clear winner Vs the usual umbrella fest of mid-summer, it does leave us in somewhat of a sticky situation. Literally.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

OOTD// Hat About Town



This is a short and sweet outfit post from today. In London it's been rather beaut of late, so when your breezy days and balmy nights get rudely interrupted by an invited shower or too, it leaves you feeling pretty damn out-of-joint.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hair Edit|| Redken Velvet Gelatine 07



This 'cushioning' blow dry gel is the new way to do dos. Adding a serious amount of body to your locks, it is perfect for that salon-esque bounce, whilst giving you the ultimate shine and style.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Skin Edit|| Shiseido Ibuki Purifying Cleanser

Shiseido Ibuki Cleanser


I recently did a post on the (amazing) Foreo Luna Mini, which has turned out to be an absolute skin revolution for me. I have never, ever in my life had better, clearer and generally 'glowy' skin, so could could say I am one extremely happy beauty fanatic.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Foreo Luna Mini

Foreo Luna Mini


I have been hankering after something to give my skin that extra bit of deep-cleaning *pow* when it comes to my daily cleansing routine. As much as I think the products I use are fabulous (second skin care video potential perhaps?!), I really wanted something that was going to give me close-to-perfect skin pre makeup. Challenge or what?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bright Eyes; A Bobbi Brown Summer Solution



Bobbi Brown Longwear Shadow Stick in Iced Blue

Okay so what do we have here?… You know just a simple solution to travelling eye makeup and an all round life cheat code. No need for primer, shadow and liner… this baby has got it all. Perfect for holiday makeup bags, this will lighten the load whilst doing a fabulous job of perking up those peepers.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury \\ Bitch Perfect Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect

This is the first (of I fear many), of Charlotte Tilbury's Lipsticks that I have tried. I know there is a lot of hype around her makeup range, and sometimes a hype balloon can pop and leave you severely deflated. But not this. This will be the helium to your squeaky voice; the lift you need to perk up your makeup regime.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Edit|| Weleda Birch Body Scrub




This natural Birch Body Scrub by Weleda is a great product that lifts the skin tone and gives you that perfect soft, smooth look for Summer. It has a love natural fragrance; somewhere between Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil but rather than being clinical and stripping, it is super rich and creamy.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Nail Edit|| Model's Own Ice Neon in Pukka Purple




In my latest post [SUMMER EDIT VIDEO], I mentioned that I was loving the Ice Neon and Polish for Tan collections, which are both recent additions to the Model's Own family. This is Pukka Purple, part of the Ice Neon line, and it's a fabulous Purple punch for your finger tips, especially this time of year.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

NEW VIDEO \\ SUMMER 2014 EDIT

My latest video is a HUGE what's what of Summer stuff. From perfumes to polish, and bronzer to body brushes; this is my ultimate guide to the best products to get ready for the Sunny season… ready?


Here we go…






If you want to see more, don't forget to subscribe, and if you have any questions… just pop me a comment on here or on my YouTube channel :)



Lots of Love,



Model's Own Polish for Tan in Bikini

Bikini

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NEW|| Selfridges Beauty Project Box

The Box of Treats


This outrageously amazing Beauty Box from Selfridges, is a who's who of priceless products. In lieu with 'the beauty project' which is currently underway at the store, combining tips and tricks from professionals, with pretty much every aspect of beauty under the microscope… this is a must for beauty obsessives (like me).

Saturday, May 24, 2014

MUST HAVE|| Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Hands & Feet





So, talk about a new must have. This 'Magic' Nail Polish Remover by Bourjois is an innovation in polish removal. Forget cotton pads, bottles or wipes; this pot is literally all you need. You simply pop your finger in the pot and twizzle, and the polish is off in an instant.

Friday, May 23, 2014

NEW|| SpaceNK: The Ultimate Collection

Free Gift (I know right…)

This is the latest in SpaceNK goody-bag madness. The deal was spend £150 and get this stunning bag of beauties (worth over £150), absolutely free. £150 may seem hefty in one go, but its the perfect place to spend that kind of dollar on seriously incredible, luxury beauty products. And it's a lot easier than you think… trust me.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spring Fever Look ft. Jess

Jess Rocking Spring Look Vibes

I recently gave my sister Jess a little Spring makeup refresh featuring some amazing products that I am loving at the moment. As you can see, it's a dewy, glossy day-look which is perfect for hot sunny days. See below for a before and after, plus products!

Models Own Polish for Tan in Flip Flop


This is one of the NEW Models Own Polish For Tan collection that was recently launched. A mix between highlighter green and yellow, this is a super vibrant polish with a matte finish.

Designed to enhance existing tans, this is great as a real Summery pop of colour which emphasises your colour. (Caution...may not suit all skin types, I made sure I'd gone to town with the Xen Tan before using it!)

I am loving it so far... It's SO bright - a real show stopper. I am excited to try more colours, as long as the Sun is still shining like a boss.

Lots of Love,

Lauren xx

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Percy & Reed Totally Intensive Treatment Oil


Percy & Reed Totally Intensive Treatment Oil

Oils seem to be everywhere at the moment; face, body and especially hair… so I was seriously excited to try out this 'totally' intensive treatment oil by Percy & Reed. At 50ml, it isn't the biggest bottle in the world, but it does come with a removable pump or lid to control the amount you use. And you really do not need a lot.