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Anything and everything about my love for fashion, travel, food and beauty.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

style lux, Quick Max eyelash growth enhancer REVIEW


£24.95 Buy me here  from stylelux.com

What a hidden beauty this is, First of all it really works. Mainly I have used this on my eyebrows or lack of them. And it makes them grow and bulks them up, perfect eyebrow trend for 2015 think Cara delevingne eyebrows. Those are bad ass eyebrows!

It is a serum like gel, that you apply straight to the eyebrows/eyelashes even helps repair dry and brittle eyelashes due to ageing or harsh mascaras. 


Lovely little size, handbag size. Lovely applicator so you can apply it easily.


For how amazing this product actually is it is worth every penny, Maybe it is worth even more. 


Yes, yes it does! I see a difference with my eyelashes but  a huge change with my eyebrows!!So to use this I apply every morning and evening to the eyelashes or the eyebrows, just as you would eyeliner or brow pencil. Within a week or so, you will see a huge difference, thicker and longer looking eye lashes without adding false lashes.


The link- http://stylelux.co.uk/beauty-accessories/quickmax  http://stylelux.co.uk/beauty-accessories/quickmax

Monday, 19 January 2015

Herbal Essences dry shampoos - REVIEW

   Herbal Essences DRY SHAMPOO

How is everyone enjoying the cold, BRRR I for one can not wait until spring. When it starts getting darker at 8pm and a title hotter..those are the days! I was browsing Tescos as you do and came across these! I for one did not know that Herbal Essences did dry shampoos, I have however tried the majority of supermarket brands such as vo5 and Batiste dry shampoo, So I thought 'I know, I will buy three and review them for you guys' as you do, some of the like the Clearly Naked, I would say buy however the colour ignite I would not recommend. 

So I picked three of them, Clearly Naked dry shampoo, the uplifting volume one and a colour one.

The clearly Naked one


This one contains no badies! by that I mean 0% parabens and 0% colourants so there is so added nastys.
It has this super mint fresh smell with a little citrus, Very refreshing and probably my favourite smell out of the three. A great thing is about this product is that it doesn't leave a white dust look one my hair, I am currently dark brunette but no one likes the baby powder look on top of their hair so glad this does not do that.

I personally love the look of this one, It looks expensive and overall a good purchase, which I would happily buy again. 

Ignite my colour one 

It you like sweet floral fragrance this one is for you. A very pretty feminine looking can, which is appealing to the eye. Now this one is all about enhancing the colour and of course being a dry shampoo. However all it seems to do is give the hair an extra shine which then gives an appearance of having a richer colour, I see what you did there herbal essence. Don't get me wrong still fantastic as a dry shampoo if you wash our hair every other day this does more refreshing but gives a lovely sheen.

If you are after a quick fix in the morning and if your hair is a little dull I would spray all over and brush it out. Might make it a little expensive, it might be easier getting a shine spray!

Volume one

Does it work? Yes, yes yes! As I suffer from very horrible thin hair, I am always looking to get big bouncy locks. Yes, dam you girls with naturally thick hair. This is great! I put my head up side down sprayed right into the roots. Bingo, instant root lifter. 

GO TESCOS 1/2 price on all Herbal Essences dry shampoos. £1.50 each!


The trick with dry shampoos is too not spray too much, I know its hard to find a line where it too little becomes too much. But the moment you go overboard with these kind of products you will be literally weighing the roots down and before you know it your hair now is a lot worse than it started of with, So much so you will just get annoyed to the point you give up and wash your hair. 

Simply spray a little on the roots and using a paddle brush, or any brush that you find and brush out. Simple, this stuff is great if you have really silky soft hair and you cant put it up into a bun or a style. Spray some on the lengths of the hair and there you go, hair that you can make into any style !

Sunday, 11 January 2015



If you are a huge lover off the premium french beauty brand called L'Occitane you will sure love this. On the 15th January this year, 60 stores all around the UK are realising their Shea face range, Which consist of cleansers, toners and face creams. Many items have just been re-fomulated or others completely new such as the cleansing oil. Shea is perfect for the winter, it is nourishing and protecting and perfect for people with dry and sensitive sin. 

Cleansers and Toners 


I am starting it off with a favourite, Cleansing milk containing Shea extract. Perfect to get off make up and dirt off the face and neck. This both softens and cleanses the face leaving it baby soft. You want to simply apply to dry skin and wash with damp cotton pad. Simply as that. Shea has this lovely comforting smell to it which is just heavenly. I will purchase this one for sure. 

NEW Shea Cleansing Oil £17.00

Beautifully packaged as is the whole range, The have gone for a more modern look. I am so happy that all the cleansers and toners have a pump. Less mess, win win. 
This one is new to L'Occitane, Containing both 5% Shea and African baobab oil. So many benefits to african Baobab oil, It protects the skin from high and low temperature, promoting rejuvenation  of the skin.This one balances, cleanses and nourishes. Perfect for stubborn make up and waterproof eye make up. I always recommend if you have greasy skin to always use an oil cleanser, It will balance out the oils. Trust me on that. You simply apply on to dry skin and wash off with warm water, I am personally trying to get my head round if I like this product or not, It is a dry oil, but feels heavy on my skin. So I might use this a couple more times to see whether I like this or not 

Shea gentle toner - RE PACKAGED £15.00

Apply this after using cleansers, It soothes the skin and gets rid of excess make up, This one has orange blossom water which is a beautiful ingredient that and cornflower. This is great to apply with cotton pads if gets rid of excess makeup, cleanser, pollution and restores the skins natural Ph balance which then prepares it for moisturising.  I do like this one however, It again leaves a gorgeous scent and really makes your face feel squeaky skin. 


Like before with the Shea skin care range we have two creams 5% Shea light and 25% Ultra Rich. 

SHEA LIGHT 5% around £26+

A lovely cream, containing Shea extract and Shea oil. this is perfect for hydrating the skin. If you have skin that is sensitive and needs to be protected this winter. This is the one for you, giving up to 48 hour protection. Its a light silky cream that doesn't leave the face greasy. I actually already have the old one of these, but maybe if I run out I will re-purcash. 

 NEW Shea Ultra rich 25% around £28+

They have re-fomulate the old cream, This one is a lot thicker and now containing chestnut perfect for those tough dry areas also works as an anti inflammatry. I will be using this one on the t-zone as I get terrible dry skin there. I would highly recommend this if your skin is lacking hydration and you need to really nourish it. I have used this on other places I get dry skin, It really does hydrate the skin without giving it a heavy feel. 

So overall, It is worth popping into your local L'Occitane store. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015



Smashbox Cosmetics 

So I got this lovely gift set from smash box cosmetics, It is the perfect little set to buy if you have never used this brand of cosmetics. Price range it is fantastic as you do get two full sized products that are both worth £35! Saving money too. It is worth going over to the website and having a look around, And if you're interested you can buy these products at many BOOTS stores around the UK.

It contains the following;

- Its a wrap waterproof make up remover ( Travel size 125 ml)
- Full exposure mascara (Full size)
- Always sharp eyeliner (Full size)

Smash box 
Its a wrap eye make up remover £16.50 for 125 ml 

I love the look of smash box cosmetics, It is all very modern. However this item is a pain. It is one of those push down and screw tops. Which makes me feel uneasy, I did have to go London to see the fella, and contemplated in bringing this.I thought  this would spill everywhere as the lid doesn't fully shut. Worrying, So I ended up taking my cleansing milk. It is an oily base which makes it very kind to the skin and gentle. When using just ordinary make up remove aways be cautious when taking off eyeliner etc. With re-purchasing I would buy this again! It is fantastic at getting off really stubborn waterproof eyeliner. 

Full exposure mascara full size £19.00

This one is a good mascara, not brilliant. I would say it is a little better than my No7 mascara. It separates the lashes and gives them extra volume which is what they are made to do. I do like this mascara but I feel like for £19.00 I could easily purchase a just as good mascara for around £10.00. I might purchase this again if it was slightly cheaper.  


My favourite, The colour is gorgeous. It lasts and really does create a beautiful flick. I am slowly replacing my liquid eyeliner with this one, Yes it is that good. This one is worth the £16.00 and I might actually buy this eyeliner but in different colours. It has this awesome twist lid so the lid doesn't end up falling out in my make up bag. Wins points with me. 

Overall, The products are good. I like using the eye remover just have to keep that one on the dressing table. The eyeliner is one of my favourites..maybe better than MAC dare I say it. Mascara is okay does the job. I would say this is about 8/10 simply because I LOVE the eyeliner. 


Friday, 2 January 2015

Late Christmas Post! WHAT I GOT!


So christmas has now been and gone and it is officially done for another year..Phew now your bank cards can relax and we give them a break. Well until the sales hehe. I hope all of you lovely people really had a special christmas and an amazing new years.

Pre christmas was exciting, I met my friend the night before christmas eve, once I had got of work for a few drinks at a bar called Revolution Vodka in cheltenham. All whilst wearing the christmas jumpers of course! 

Me and bec


Wild turkey - yum! 

Christmas EVE 

This was the first christmas eve I didn't have to work since I left school over six years ago. Hooray you might think I would of been glad. However a little at a loss with what to do with myself. I browsed around a few of the shops brought some late presents. It wasn't all gloom and doom christmas eve got a little better towards the end with pizza few drinks and cards against humanity. 

Shrek on christmas eve!

Christmas eve nails!


I know this is a drag of a post, however christmas was exciting and I was spoilt it was an exciting day. We had a lot of the family round including all my sisters and their little ones all totalled up to about 14 people. Which meant we had to turn the games room into a huge dining room so make everyone fit. It was a crazy day in our household but our family is crazy so it is about right. 

Here are some snaps from the day 

Me and my stepbro!

Pregnant jess and Rion

Hetti getting all festive

Me and Mia

Ellis and Rueben

and the most exciting bit…What I got

Some super cute reindeer shorts

Lovely new perfume from my friend!

Michael Kors purse, River island bag 

Mulberry phone case  I love!

Mac eyeshadow !

Some adorable jewellery from my talented friend Charl!

This so handy filofax, my very first one! 

Lipsticks and cute little frame 

Fawn ring holder 

Random little bits!


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