Friday 25 October 2013

Chemist/Drugstore Purchases September 2013 - Friday Video

To stop myself buying the lipstick I really wanted because I deemed it too expensive I bought a whole load of cheaper stuff from Superdrug that I didn't need or know I wanted...


Thursday 24 October 2013

Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel

Inglot have been around for a while now and although I have a list of their products I'm keen to try I never seem to be able to have the list, the shop and the time all at once. The colours are spectacular - for those make-up butterflies out there this could be the brand for you and it's really not unreasonably priced.

Inglot Gel LinerSo what made me take the plunge? Well I bought their AMC Eyeliner Gel on the spur of the moment when I went to Olympia Beauty a month ago. The discounts there are spectacular and even though I got this liner for an amazing £7 I would gladly pay double that and not bat an eye (sorry... ). They do a really inspiring range of colours in this liner too so don't feel the need to stop at the black - yellow, green, blue, purple, pink. Pretty much all colours are covered in this line.

Why do I love it so? Well it's matte and I pretty much want to wear matte things ALL THE TIME at the moment. It also glides on, I know that's what they all say but it really does literally glide straight on making it really easy to use for those who aren't accustomed to using gel liner and really fantastically quick for use for those who are. It is also almost impossible to get off without the help of some form of make-up remover - annoying if you make a mistake (but fine if you have Bioderma and a cotton bud to hand) amazing if you want a liner that is going to last allll day (or allll night). Now to Westfield to try out more, more, more from Inglot. Waterproof and crease-proof, the only downside is that it will dry out eventually once opened (6 mths +) but then, show me a gel liner that doesn't. This would be perfect for those who were a flick liner everyday.

What You Need to Know - Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel
  • £13
  • 5.5g
  • 29-32 colours available (depending on your country)
  • Waterproof and creaseproof
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Available worldwide from


Tuesday 22 October 2013

Debenhams Beauty Buzz

It's that time of year where there are a lot of Christmas launches going on. I know that if you work in journalism you are so over Christmas by now and probably just past Valentines Day but for us bloggers we're basically Christmas from July to 24th December with a little bit of Spring thrown in for good measure.

This week we were given a little insight into Debenhams Christmas 2013 with lovely giftsets, new ranges and exclusives.

One of the new ranges going into Debenhams is Emma Hardie who regular readers will know I LOVE... more on that in another post (I got a mini facial from the lady herself) and Arch Angelz are expanding their fantastic walk-in brow treatments.

Benefit are offering this huge advent calendar available in Debenhams from November. Yes it's expensive at £50 but it has so many treats it is more than worth it. Mini's of their classics along with other little accessories this is Christmas come early. 

 There will be loads of perfumes on offer and some are in exclusive limited edition bottles just for Debenhams including the most beautiful bottle (pictured center) of Opium, a true classic.

Cargo are an American brand that is expanding in Debenhams with these lovely face palettes and  wearable eye colours this is a range worth checking out for all skin tones.

Nails Inc.,are doing some lovely gift sets as are Benefit (A Whole Lotta Lovin' £25), Elemis and Astalift.

A gorgeous exclusive palette from Bare Minerals - An Affair to Remember is £35, eight shadows in a beautiful gold case.

Friday 18 October 2013

Autumn/Winter Wedding Guest Make-up - Friday Video

I've had to refilm this three times due to camera teething problems and it's still not great but you get the general idea. I love doing my make-up when I'm off to an autumn/winter wedding as I feel I can go a bit more full-on than I would in summer. I also got to use my Clarins face powder, the smell of which reminds me of being young - I love it.

Products used:

Praeme Harmony Balm
Nars Sheer Glow in Santa Fey
Chanel Vitalumier Aqua in 10 Beige
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Skinny Jeans
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Inglot Gel Liner in 77
Avon Supershock Gel Liner in Black
Benefit Bad Gal Lash
L'Oreal Brow Artist in 03 Brunette
Illmasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow
Benefit Sugabomb
MAC Pro-Wear Lip Pencil in Dynamo
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up
MAC Lipstick in Impassioned
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Clarins Face Powder
Real Techniques Brushes

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Inglot Gel Liner - Product of the Week

I got this on the spur of the moment at Olympia Beauty and it has shot straight to the top of my favourite eyeliner list. Blackest, black and beautifully matte it really does glide on and lasts for ages. If you want a professional looking feline flick then Inglot Gel Liner is the product for you. Full review to follow...

And here it is my full review

Friday 11 October 2013

Putting Lipsticks into a Palette - Friday Video

There are lots of different ways to put lipsticks into a palette but this is how I do it. It's quick and easy and you can do it in the time it takes for you to have a cup of tea. I hate cutting the ends of my lipsticks but it makes your kit lighter, it's easy to see what's what and a couple of sprays with Beauty So Clean and you know everything is nice and clean for next use.


Friday 4 October 2013

Make-Up I took on Holiday - Friday Video

I usually take about three bags of make-up on holiday with me to cover every possible eventuality... no I don't know either, but this year I took one. Yes one. Here's what was in it...


Thursday 3 October 2013

Daniel Sandler at The Peak Health Club and Spa

I had the pleasure of being invited to the launch of a really exciting venture a few nights ago - Daniel Sandler, award-winning make-up artist and creator of his own amazing make-up range has decided to make his products available at the Peak Health Club and Spa where you can not only buy from the range but get make overs and even book a bridal appointment with the man himself.

Anyone who has tried Daniel's products will know what an oppertunity this is to be able to purchase them in person (rather than online) but to have a make over from a professional at the club that Daniel will have trained himself. His incredibly innovative watercolour blush has been a complete game changer in a world where a good, lasting cream blusher is still a relatively new thing. What I personally love about the Daniel Sandler range is that they are made with women in mind, normal women as well as celebrities, it is easy to use make-up with a professional finish in useable, wearable colours.

As for the Peak it's central London location means if you are at work and going out afterwards and want your day time make-up ramped up a little you can just get the 'finishing touches' facial, or if you go to the gym before you go out you can have an hour long makeover. It is a real breath of fresh air to have a health club and spa that sells good make-up rather than affordable products that just aren't that good.

For the high powered but make-up challenged London workers this will be a revelation for those  meetings and dinners where you need to look your best. And for those of you who haven't tried out any Daniel Sandler products do it - they are fantastic.


Wednesday 2 October 2013

Bad Gal Lash by Benefit - Product of the Week

Definitely one of my top three favourite mascara's. Haven't used it for years and a friend recently bought it for me when she went through the airport. 'They're Real?', 'Bad Gal', 'Are you sure?'. Tried They're Real and just didn't love as much - I know I'm in the minority and maybe next time I'll bite the bullet and buy it to try for a longer time but for now I'm loving have a flash-back to my mid-twenties with this gorgeous black, black mascara.

What you need to know - Bad Gal Lash
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