Friday, November 15, 2013

The Lowdown On Designer Vaginas

Did you know that the number of labiaplasties has shot up five-fold over the last decade? 

Read my article here on Cosmopolitan's website on expert concerns regarding designer vaginas.

Would you consider this procedure? If so, why? If not, why not? xxx

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Soap & Glory Launches Girl-O-Whirl

Christmas is upon us and so is this fabulous multi-product Girl-O-Whirl make-up kit from beauty lovers' favourite quirky brand Soap & Glory. 

Say hello to six eyeshadows, six lipsticks, the Thick & Fast Super Volume mascara, a Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist, a highlighter and shimmering bronzer, and three essential make-up brushes for daily application.

You'll be able to get your hands on Girl-O-Whirl at Boots for one week at £19, starting from 15 November. After that, it will go up to a whopping £40. Get your purses ready ladies!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Currently Obsessed With #6 Neon Pink Nails

I know what you're thinking - neon pink in November?! But let's be honest - nail polishes are a beauty lover's best friend and when the clouds come out and the sky is pitch black, what's better than a pretty pink highlighter wake-up call?

I took a chance on Color Club's Warhol nail lacquer, knowing it was insanely bright, but the risk paid off and I've fallen in love with the colour and effect. To my surprise, it was a matte polish and the formula was thick enough for one coat to be enough. I applied a layer of Seche Vite on top of each nail to give them a healthy shine. 

Next time I'm at a beauty exhibition, I'll be stocking up on more of these bad boys. They are a nail polish addict's dream!

Have you tried a Color Club nail lacquer? xxx

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

So...? Va Va Volume Dry Shampoo

There's no denying it - when it come to dry shampoo, the first brand beauty lovers think of is Batiste. But in reality, many hair care lines such as Lee Stafford and Tresemme offer dry shampoo products. Body fragrance brands are even cutting a piece of the pie, and So...? is just one of them. 

Earlier this year, So...? launched a four-piece dry shampoo range, featuring So...? Fabulous (fresh and fruity), So...? Glamorous (sweet and sensual), So...? Lovely (floral and flirty) and So...? Va Va Voom (extra body). So...? Va Va Voom is the one I have been using on second-day hair, and I'm sad to say that I'm not that impressed.

Don't get me wrong - I love the packaging and the concept of a fun, girly brand like So...? launching  a product that many young women deem to be essential - but ultimately the point of dry shampoo is to leave your hair feeling clean and fresh without getting it wet in the shower, and this product just didn't do it for me. The smell was lovely, but I just feel that it didn't come close to Batiste.

What's your ultimate dry shampoo? xxx

*This post includes a PR sample. All views are my own.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

STEAMCREAM Does Movember: Mo & Little Mo

There aren't many beauty brands that don product design the way STEAMCREAM does, and it has really outdone itself with the simple, statement tins launched specifically for Movember. 

Meet MO and Mini MO, which come as a pair for £12.95.

Each tin is filled with the multipurpose cream, which can be used on your face, hands, body and even your hair as a styling product.

Not only are they adorable, but they are also practical. There's always something you can do with each tin when the cream has been used up. Use one as a quirky jewellery box, a place to store your cufflinks or a handbag saviour for the little bits that float around at the bottom of your tote.

And, importantly, 10% of the proceeds go to the Movember Charitable Foundation. So, if you are dying to try STEAMCREAM, now is a great time to go for it.

Will you be celebrating Movember this year? xxx 

Friday, November 1, 2013

All About Autumn/Winter Red Lips

Nothing says timeless, iconic beauty like a bold red lip, and I'm loving bright and sultry shades this season. I'm definitely guilty of over-buying lipsticks in claret, postbox and bloodstained hues, and in this post I will be sharing with you five of my current favourites.

1/Max Factor Color Elixir Lipstick, Ruby Tuesday
This is by far my favourite red lipstick - it's matte but moisturising, and has the kind of red shade that can make any eye sparkle and lip pop. Ruby Tuesday is my go-to lipstick for meetings, nights out and for days where I fancy dressing up a bit.

2/Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss, Shade 107
Since trying out the Hourglass Opaque Lipstick in Iconic, I'm absolutely in love with wine red lips. The Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 107 has a sultry, playful shade to it and is great for everyday wear in the Autumn and Winter. The packaging is also really cute and compact. 
3/Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Candy Apple
Revlon's Lip Butters are a big hit with beauty lovers and rightly so - every colour leaves your lips looking smooth, plump and tinted with just the right amount of colour. Candy Apple is so easy to wear and apply, and it's perfect for application on the go. If matte lipsticks scare you and you'd prefer to have a smooth and soft red lip, I'd highly recommend this Revlon Lip Butter. 

4/MAC Matte Lipstick, Ruby Woo
Every MAC lover will know about Ruby Woo - it's a classic bright filmstar red and one of the brand's most popular lipsticks. This one's a bit of a make-up staple, but you need to exfoliate and moisturise before application so that chapped lips and dry skin are kept at bay.
5/Vaseline Limited Edition Paint The Town Red Lip Balm
Paint The Town Red is the latest limited edition lip balm from Vaseline and it's a great one at that. You don't need much to get a bold colour and a little bit goes a long way. It's an affordable, fun alternative to the classic red lipstick and is also very handbag-friendly.  

What's your favourite red lipstick? xxx

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