Feeling Festive...

This Christmas.... The POWER CLUTCH is the number 1 accessory, NOTHING ELSE METALS and remember SIZE MATTERS!!!

Lost? well Power Clutch, Nothing Else Metals and Size Matters are three fabulous Essie nail polishes that I've been wearing this week!! These polishes are actually all from past seasons, however they are still bang on trend. I've had a seriously festive inspired week, finding it difficult to get the "c" word out of my head. When I saw these three shades, I immediately thought they would be perfect for Christmas presents, or better still to keep for yourself and wear over the Christmas period!!

The Power Clutch is the ultimate accessory for this winter... in fact forget the jewelry, simply look fashion forward with this stunning grey/green shade. It's guaranteed to get you noticed. Buy online here.
 Us girls all know that Size Matters.... This beautifu,l hot ruby red polish, will help snag you the biggest fish in the sea!! Wear it to your Christmas party and smolder!!Buy online here!

Finally a metallic silver with a strong pigment!!! Nothing Else Metals is a fantastic silver shade that screams "i'm sooo cool"! Very festive, think I'll be saving this for a snow day.

Let Me know what you think of these shades?
They are all in the sale at the moment so snap them up before Christmas!!


Riding the Waves

Girls, if you have naturally wavy hair and have straightened your hair in the last day or so, shame on you!!! I would kill for curly hair, having dead straight hair has become a sad part of my life, stemming from over exposing my mane to dye and heat. My hair is now lifeless and, well, dead straight!!

I’m always searching for new tools to create exciting curls/waves that will add volume and life to my tresses; recently I’ve been trying  a tool by Babyliss, which creates a loose crimped look! I know what you are thinking; I too rocked the tightly crimped hair at school and regret the decisions, massively! Do not fear this will look completely different, although the crimped look has recently come back into fashion, surprisingly!!

 Directions for use

1.       Wash your hair with volumizing moisture shampoo and conditioner, I recommend shampooing twice to make sure you hair is full of volume and not product build-up. I’m currently using Redkin Clear Moisture, which helps my hair lock in moisture, (much needed now the weather is getting colder.) It’s best to style your hair a day or so after your last wash- this way it will stay put for longer.

2.       After washing, Spritz your damp hair with a leave in conditioner such as Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance and brush through with a Tangle Teezer.

3.        Next, apply a heat protection cream. I can’t stress enough how important it is to protect your hair from damage caused by styling!! Redkin Satin wear Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion will do just that, plus it leaves hair soft, shiny and totally manageable!!

4.       I recommend leaving your hair to dry naturally overnight, if this is absurd for you continue with your normal blow dry, but your hair will thank you if you give it a rest and let it dry naturally!

5.       After leaving your hair for a day, brush through the hair making sure it’s smooth and knot free.

6.       Now we can begin to create fabulous wavy hair, first tie hair into a loose bun on top of the head, leaving a section of hair underneath, this will be the first layer to style.

7.       Start at the top of the head and close the tool around a section of hair, hold for 10 seconds depending on thickness of hair, and then move down to the next area. Continue this step for the entire layer.

8.       Once you've styled the entire layer, spray with L’oreal Elnett hairspray,so that this look lasts.

9.       Keep pulling down new layers of hair and repeating step 7 & 8 until you have finished the entire head of hair.

1.       Ta Da, you should now have silky smooth wavy hair. Make sure to finish with a shine spray, such as John Frieda 100% shine glossing mist.

Let me know what you think of this look?
Do you prefer straight or curly hair?



It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Tru beauty, a brand whose skincare products not only look and smell high quality, but the ingredients couldn't be more luxurious.  Sara Jane Lynch has created a unique brand suitable for all skin types and specifically high maintenance skin. The brands ethos is believable skincare for unbelievable skin, and the products certainly live up to this! Her understanding of her customer and belief that they deserve a high quality,  glamorous product with luxurious packaging, that would look, smell and feel as gorgeous and glamorous as the products made her feel.

Sarah Jane has created Three skincare products, with the help of biochemists and skin care experts. All of her products are free from skincare nasties, there are no unnecessary chemicals in these products, instead they are rich in natural oils and ingredients which help unlock the secret to fabulous problem free skin!

Tru: Ultimate Deep Cleanse. 150ml £25

This cleanser smells incredible and certainly does the job at removing makeover and impurities from the skin. but in a gentle way, by purifying the skin without stripping it off essential oils! This product contained unknown ingredients to me, but upon research I found them to be extremely beneficial, such as the use of Wild Pansy which has healing and cleansing properties.  It can be applied with your fingertips massaging into the skin with circular motion before removing with a cotton wool pad or equally can be applied as you would a face wash. This cleanser really does seem like a treat when you use and leaves an incredible smell reminiscent of a spa.

Tru: Toning Treatment. 150ml £28

Don’t let a toner scare you away! I know what you are thinking eeekk squeaky clean skin that is left dry and tight. This is the opposite; it hydrates, softens and calms the skin. Spritzing the skin before applying the moisturiser helps prep the skin for being as receptive to the moisturise as possible.  The smell of this product is zesty and refreshing and is ideal as a mid-day spritz to help awaken your makeup and give your face a much needed refreshment and moisture boost.

Tru: Holy Grail Facial Moisturizer. 30ml £42

Many individuals with high maintenance skin tend to forget the importance of moisturizer. If you have dry skin, spending money on a good quality moisturiser is vital, alternatively if you have acne please don’t neglect moisture, drying the skin out too much will only result in your oil glands over producing oil to compensate for lost moisture! This moisturiser helps lock in essential ingredients such as Camellia oil and Shea butter but leaves no gunky residue sitting on the skin!! Again this product smells and feels so luxurious and is a pleasant surprise compared to those pharmacy products, which definitely lack in glamour!!

I've e seen a tremendous difference in my skin, noticeably the horrible huge spots are healing and no new ones seem to be forming, plus my skin is positively  and glowing . My skin feels healthy and rested. I really recommend this brand Sara Jane has suffered herself from ‘high maintenance skin,’ so she has tested these products until she found a   combination of ingredients which worked. Big beauty brands can very quickly and easily create a product for a certain skin type with little thought, however it takes a lot of effort, time and compassion to create a brand like Tru beauty. They stay  Tru to the promise of creating a skincare regime you will keep repurchasing for years to come. Their products have just launched in Fenwicks Bond St. Tru Beauty are holding a customer meet and greet evening on Friday 15th of November in Fenwick Bond St, so I will keep you updated regarding times.

A link to the Tru Brand's twitter account
A link to the Tru Brand's Facebook account

If you have any questions about the brand, their skincare products etc, please comment below or feel free to email me!


Honey Coco- Homemade Lip Exfoliator

Nowadays beauty products are loaded with chemicals claiming to accomplish a range of different miracles, but what really are these ingredients… sometimes its best to strip your beauty back to basics whilst having fun at the same time making homemade beauty products!

Ideal for a girly night in, homemade products are simple and free of added chemicals!! I spend 70% of my week wearing some kind of lipstick, and whilst they claim to moisturize my lips still always seem to look a bit worse for wear at the end of the day. I rely on my Honey Coco lip exfoliator to remove any dead skin and keep my lips moisturised soft and, well, kissable!

Ingredients in Honey Coco

Coconut Oil 
The helps strengthens underlying tissue and contains antioxidants that help skin cell regeneration but most importantly its moisturising and has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties stopping spots from forming around your lips.

The sugar simply acts as an exfoliator, the granules are rough enough to remove any dead skin but gentle enough to stop you from causing further damage.

Honey has antimicrobial properties, which means it promotes healing and will prevent against infections. It is also one of the best ingredients for moisturising.

Olive oil
Olive oil has been used for medicinal purposes for many years and is fantastic for your lips, it is actually used in many moisturising products so is great to add to this lip scrub.

1 tbsp organic coconut oil
2 tsp coarse sugar
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Mix all the ingredients together and keep in a seal able small pot. If you enjoy this homemade exfoliator why not think about making one, alongside a homemade lip balm as a present for someone this Christmas. If packaged in a cute mini glass jar with Christmas ribbon, these will go down a storm! It will also save you a huge amount of money on presents and shows that you've put effort into making something unique.

Let me know what you think of this homemade lip scrub?

Round Up Of The Week 27.10,13- 3.11.13

Most popular blog post of the week:  Cracked China- Check it out here!

Favourite product of the week: Mac eye shadow in Uninterrupted

Quote of the week:  “Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” Gweneth Paltrow

Best moment:  Meeting with the Fabulous people behind new skincare brand TRU...... Will be telling you a bit more about them this coming week.

Favourite fellow blogger:  Beauty by the Geeks  Check them out here!

On my wishlist: Nars Paint pots!! ALL OF THEM.

Tip of the week: Experiment with natural ingredients to create homemade products like my Pumpkin facials!

Song of the week: The Saturdays-Gentleman

Best purchase: Tru Beauty products

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