New Year, New you! Tip Two.
Willa writes… Tip Two : Adapt your hair style to the weather! This may sound silly, but the worst thing is getting your hair all nice and straight then going out on a humid/rainy day and it frizzes up all over the place! So you’ve got to learn to base what style your doing on the weather! If its wet/rainy/humid outside try a curlier style or maybe some loose waves, the curls...
Willa writes… As promised I visited the Mac “Champale” Collection today! I went super early so everything was still in stock and came out with two things: Nail Polish is Soiree £8.50 Eye Kohl in I get no Kick £12 I loveee the Nail polish, its a Champagne-Pink gold colour! And could almost dupe for a Minx Manicure! The only thing I am worried about is how hard it will be...
Mac "Champale" Collection out Tomorrow!
This Collection arrives in Stores Tomorrow, 30th Of December! It looks lovely, Will you be heading straight to the Mac store to check it out? I know I will :) Swatches and Info here : http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/im-bubbly-about-the-neutrals-in-the-mac-champale-collection/
New Year, New You! Intro and Tip One.
2011 is just around the corner and we thought what would be a better way to take you to it than with some beauty tips that will help you throughout the New Year! So we will be doing a series of a few tricks and new ideas over New Years! Willa writes.. Tip One : Body Brushing! Over Xmas I have gotten into Dry Body Brushing! You use a body brush before you bath or shower and brush away...
Maybelline falsies mascara review
Flo writes… I recently bought this mascara in the waterproof version for my holiday in Thailand, as I thought it would be good for the pool. Maybelline claims that this mascara will give you will a false lash look, this is 100% true. I wore 3 coats of it in the evening and I was asked if I was wearing false lashes! This makes this a great mascara for the evening but you need to be careful...
Flo writes… Showing your mood on your lips is now made easy by Urban Outfitters. There are 5 different colours: temper, clarity, melancholy, lust and vain. The lipsticks themselves also change colour while they are on your lips. I think these sound pretty cool but judging by the colours in the picture I am not sure I would actually wear them :S! What do you guy think of them?? xxxx
A final calendar!
Day 24- Flo writes… So this is our last calender entry and so I wanted to do something different! Therefore I have for you what you should be doing to look your best for Christmas day itself! do all your shaving/waxing and then apply tones of mosturiser, I like the parmlers coco butter one (smells so good!!). On the 25th apply Glow lotion by Soap and Glory to the areas you want to...
Day 23: Flo writes… Today I have a super cute nail polish which is on my ‘Wanted’ list of products… It is Chanel’s Black Satin nail polish It is a really pretty off black colour, which is perfect for winter. It is glossy and very high quality, although with my other chanel polishes you do have to put on a few coats to get a solid colour, however this is good...
Day 22 : Secrets the best hair wash! Use a clarifying shampoo and really massage into roots to get rid of product build up Use a deep conditioning mask! Apply a small amount all over and comb through, leave on for 3 mins and rinse out REALLY WELL. If you rinse this out properly you can afford to put it all over rather than just the ends! Rinse with cold water to prevent frizz. ...
Thiland spa tricks
Flo writes… Hey guys! Sorry I have been neglecting the blog but I have been (and still am!) on holiday in Thiland!!!!! YAYAY! I heart it here, it is really hot and my pasty pale skin is starting to tan! But anyway, here in Thiland they have many beauty tips and tricks and these are my faves… Lemongrass- they have it in litrally everything (showergel, shampoo, soap, body lotion) and...
Day 21 : THREE DAYS till X-mas = THREE little prep and priming for the big day tips! Pluck eyebrows after your bath or shower so your pores will be open! Before painting your nails, quickly swipe them with nail polish remover! Up-dos work better with one day old hair, It will grip much better and not slide out of place xxx
Day 20 : Nail art! X-mas Edition. Found on Wah Nails! Can any of these inspire you to try and re-create it yourself? Or why not go and treat yourself and have them done at the Wah Nails salon? xx
How can I control my curls?! Vol.2
The second of the two which is also pretty good : Paul Mitchell Flexible Style Sculpting Foam You can use this on dry or wet hair and it will does help to sculpt and define your curls! It comes out like a mousse and it super easy to use, Just scrunch it into the ends of your hair! You get a huge can and its about £9! Although I do prefer the Redken paste but if that didn’t work for...
Day 19 : Keep your skin clear through all those parties! Using this tip : “Never touch your face with your hands, the oils on them will melt your makeup and break you out! If your dancing and sweating, carefully blot your face with a paper napkin or blotting paper.” -Celeb makeup artist
How can I control my curls?! Vol.1
So many of us girls have naturally curly, frizzy hair! So what’s the best product to use for those days when we want to enhance our natural texture? There are two that work wonders, heres the first.. Redken Rewind 6 Pliable styling paste! Its my favourite! Its this paste that has a bit of a waxy texture but is great for curly frizzy hair. Its doesnt leave hair crunchy and gel-like like so...
Day 18 : Going away for Christmas? Make sure you have these in your hand-luggage! Makeup essentials (bring Blotting papers!) Tissues and Anti-bacterial wipes/gel Cooling face spray and hand cream that can double up as moisturizer Water Saline Nasal spray Vitamin C and Zinc Sachets to dissolve in water and fight on-plane viruses Tooth-paste and tooth brush The cooling face spray is...
Day 17 : X-mas Party Trend..Heavy Metal! Try a Gun-metal Grey, or Dusky Gold polish this season to keep up with the trends! Here are some great ones : OPI’s Lucerne-tainly look Marvelous Dior’s Czarina Gold Chanel’s Black pearl 513 Topshop’s Grunge They all give an Edgy vibe without looking overdone! xx
Day 16 : DIY shimmering body oil Why buy an expensive body oil for your x-mas party? Make one instead with ingredients your bound to have lying around at home! Mix one teaspoon of baby oil and shimmer powder to half a cup of body lotion and store in a cute jar! Apply to all exposed areas and let the complements fly in! PS. Shimmer body oil with a gold glimmer also helps cover up any...
Day 15 : Life’s little luxuries! Want to give something luxurious this Christmas? Opt for these : Benefits Crescent Row Fragrance set! They come in handy little bottles, 10ml each, and the scents range from fresh and original to a more sexy seductive scent! Its a limited edition set so be quick! About £28, or $36.
Day 14 : For the Nail-Polish Fanatic! Whats more perfect to add to their collection than OPI’s 18 piece mini nail polish set? I want this! They are the perfect size to bring a few on holiday, or fit in your handbag for touching up on the go! Buy online at Sephora : http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P273909&categoryId=C17604&shouldPaginate=true#
What do I need to keep my Lips Crack-free through...
Willa writes… I find my lips get super dry and irritated during the winter months, my secret to banish dryness? Finding the right lipbalm, Here are a few clues… EOS, Love this one! Comes in a cute egg shaped container and is about £6. I bought mine online at Urban Outfitters UK Yes to Carrots, £3 available of ASOS.com. The most moisturizing of the...
Day 13 : The present for the girl who has everything! I am sure she won’t have this … Benefits Bella Bamba Face powder! New from Benefit, its a 3-Dimensional pink face powder! Its available online from today! I think its around £22-24! Find out more about it Karens Blog...
Day 12: Flo writes… Are you going to stay at your parents or friends for Christmas day? If so then try this fun travel set from Beautilicious. It contains a ‘strawberry shake bath milk and shower cream and a creamy vanilla cheese cake body lotion which come in a cute striped bag. You can order this from ASOS and it is currently on sale for £5.60. Happy Christmas every one! xx
Day 11: Something Special! Don’t want something beauty related for a change!? Try getting one of these as little X-mas presents… Junk Jewels Necklaces! They are so sweet and so special! I have two and absolutely love them. I bought the star one today, but have literally been living in the elephant one! They are under £10, most of them cost about £8! Buy...
Three Great lip-glosses!
Willa writes… At the moment I am loving these lipglosses : Bobbi Brown in Petal Topshop LipGlaze in Antique Buxom (Bareminerals) Plumping gloss in Bambi They are all similar to my natural lipcolor, which I always look for in an everyday natural Lipgloss! Swatches (Left to Right) Bobbi Brown, Buxom, Topshop! xx
Day 10 : Stocking fillers! For stocking fillers I would head straight to the Topshop, for the Topshop Makeup Collection! They have some fab X-mas-y nail colours : Silver Bullet, Grunge, Dare-devil and Posion Ivy are my favorite! £5-6 each! I am painting my toe-nails in Grunge now, Thankyou my dear friend Kat for getting it for me! love it! xx
Beauty Samples sent to your Doorstep every Month?!
Willa writes.. Yes Please! Who wouldn’t want the latest makeup/skincare deluxe samples sent to their doorstep every month?! Well check this out : So cool! This company, Birchbox, offers to send you luxury samples sent to you every month! But its only in the US :( If your living in the US check this out : http://www.birchbox.com/ But for us living in the UK, I wonder if...
Day 9: Flo writes… This is a wonder product for me. I use this every week and it gives me super-soft, sleek, flower-y scented locks. It is Aussie 3 minute miracle luscious long deep treatment. You are recommended to leave it in for 3 minutes but I normally leave it in for about 10. It costs £4.95 from Boots and lasts for ages…. Happy Christmas and I hope you enjoy...
How to save your beauty favorites!
Willa writes.. Don’t bin products that are still semi-full but dried up! Re-invent them with this handy tips… Gloopy Nail Polish? Add a few drops of nail polish remover to the polish and shake, you’ll have get a thinner texture! Dried up Mascara? Add a drop of moisturizer to the tube and try and mix as much a possible, you will get a smoother texture! Lipgloss not in reach...
Willa writes… Day 8 : Looking for something to ‘splurge’ on this Christmas? Maybe treat yourself or a friend? Try this : Nars Sweet Disposition Multiples set, £32. This set include 3 best-seller miniatures of Nars multiples! They can be used for eyes, lips and cheeks and have a creamy, blend-able formula. Great for the Handbag, Travel or makeup counter!
Willa writes… Has everyone done their X-mas shopping? I Have just finished making/buying mine, so exciting! What has everyone bought, Any good X-mas buys anyone wants to share?? Here are some ideas from me if your in doubt: Bare Minerals Try, Believe, Love Kit! This is a kit with lots of little sizes of different mineral products from Bare Escentuals! A great idea for a friend who...
Day 6 and 7- Flo writes… Hey guys! Sorry I missed yesterday, Tumbler wasn’t working!!! GRRR!!! But I will combine the 6th and 7th into one post, so here goes… 6th- Bat those lashes!!! Try Eylure Girls Aloud Lashes in Cheryl, these are pretty bold lashes, but why not try them if you like Cheryl Coles look! They are £5.00 and you can buy them at Superdrug. 7th- Glitter Bug! I...
Day 5: Flo writes… Kissable pout! Get soft shiny lips by using Elf’s hyper-shine lip gloss in Blossom. This gloss has some pigmentation in it but not too much and so it great for pairing with statement eyes. This gloss is also very hydrating which is a major plus! This product is from the normal line of cosmetics and so costs £1.50. So why not give it a go, if this colour is not...
Flo writes… Now every body can have a wood fire this Christmas! To get a warm fire like experience try Lush’s Cinders. Cinders is a fun bath bomb that will fizz and crackle like a fire and smells of cinnamon, orange and almond. This is the second year they have had it and it is limited edition so you had better snap it up quickly! It only costs £1.95, what a good deal! xx
Urban Decay Spring/Summer 2011
New Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Shadow Pencils, £14 each. After-Glow Glide on Cheek tints, £18 each! These all look Great! Can’t wait till they come out! xx *Pictures not mine! Got them off the www.makeupandbeautyblog.com*
Day 3 : Simple Sparkle Nails… Want a bit glam for all those X-mas Parties? Try dipping your nails in a pot of glitter! Put on a clear coat of polish then dip the tips to mid nail in a pot of glitter. This is the effect you will get! xx
Day 2 : Flo writes… Shop till you drop! Lately I have been Christmas present shopping and going from hot shops to a VERY cold street, I noticed that it made my lips very dry and flakey and so I constantly needed to apply balm. So without further ado, here is todays advent… It moi moi lip remedy by face boutique. It comes in at £8 for 8ml and the companies products are...
Here is the Vid of the Barry M Special nail effects Nail polish! Sorry about the sound, please turn it off! (Unless you want to hear random chatting) Enjoy it crackle! xx
X-mas Calendar: Day 1
Pinch Punch! First of the Month! Here is your first advent calender day… RED NAILS! A holiday classic that is universally flattering. My favourite polish of the moment is maybelline’s forever strong professional polish in Deep Red! However, maybe its a bit boring and stiff just to do red nails, so if you want to make it more fresh and young then try a coat of silver glitter over...