Saturday, 22 November 2014

As I'm sure you've seen from my Tweets and Instagram photos, I spent two days in Stockholm this week. We were there to celebrate REN's 15th Anniversary (more on that in a minute) and our little UK group was hosted by ASOS. More well known for the fashion side of things I think people forget about ASOS' beauty section that offers products like REN as well as many others. Ahead of the trip I planned for cold weather and this high neck swing dress really kept me cosy. I layered it over leggings, added some boots and threw my coat on top. I really like the fit, the tight three quarter length arms are very flattering. 

So REN is 15 years old! The event was hosted in Stockholm not because it's where their from (I just assumed it was!) but because the clean brand ethos really ties in with the Swedish way. Did you know that REN actually means 'clean' in Swedish? Amazing. As well as celebrating their birthday they also have a new product launching next year that I personally think might get added to their bestseller list. It's their Instant Firming Beauty Shot which is like a thick serum that instantly tightens the skin leaving it soft and plump. I can't wait to try it out properly but at the moment the back of my left hand is looking great! 

You may have seen in my last vlog that Rich and I went to a restaurant called Food For Friends in Brighton last weekend. I've been there before around 8 years ago for my sister's hen night. It's a vegetarian restaurant and even though neither of us are vegetarian we still really enjoyed it. Despite my chilli incident, the food was great and the atmosphere was nice. I wouldn't say it was the BEST meal I've had but if you're looking for somewhere nice to go for dinner in Brighton, it would be up there on my list of places I've tried and enjoyed.

Have a great weekend!
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Friday, 21 November 2014

Last night I uploaded a video that has been highly requested during the past couple of weeks. I've been wearing a dark lip a lot recently and I love the instant glam effect it gives. Paired with a simple eye I think it can work both during the day and in the evening for a party. 

Watch the video to find out how I like to create the look and let me know what you think!
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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Experimenting with dark lips has been my thang recently and I'm loving it! It started with a pre-makeup removal play around and after plucking up a bit of courage I wore it out and about on the weekend. I'm now completely obsessed... 

For something a bit glamorous I've been mixing Tom Ford's Black Dahlia and Crimson Noir. Black Dahlia is one of their matte shades and as striking as it is alone, I'm not that brave yet. I like to mix a bit of Crimson Noir which is a dark rouge pink that makes it slightly more wearable. 

During the day the one I tend to go for is Charlotte Tilbury's matte revolution lipstick in Love Liberty. It's described by Charlotte as a rose but on me it's a deep berry and I love it. There's something sophisticated about it and the formula is seriously long lasting. I'm wearing it at the beginning of this video if you want to see it in action! 

So I'm welcoming dark lips back into my life with open arms, but would you dare to go dark?

Check my YouTube channel tonight at 6.30pm UK time for a dark lip makeup tutorial! 
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

This week Rich and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary! What was meant to be a fun day out in London turned into an anniversary weekend in Brighton and you'll see why in the vlog... I had such a nice time! 

I also posted my Misstache selfie this week! Aussie are the first ever female sponsors of Movember and are encouraging us girls to post a Misstache Selfie on our social media platforms with the hashtags #Misstache for #Movember to show our support for the Mo Bros. It's a really great way to finally get us girls involved in Movember and I speak about it more in this vlog. Check out Aussie's Facebook page for more details. 

This post is sponsored by Aussie. 

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NARS always seem to get it right when it comes to their palettes and their Christmas Space NK exclusive is no exception. The Virtual Domination Cheek Palette is £45 and can only be found in store and online at Space NK. I ran out to buy mine - I couldn't resist! 

Inside the white snowflake covered (hard-cased) palette is Miss Liberty highlighter, Sex Fantasy and Final Cut blush (which are both limited edition shades) and sat beside them is my all-time favourite blush, Deep Throat. There's also a double sized Laguna bronzer, which is the more wearable shade from NARS' bronzer offerings. 

It's a deliciously wonderful palette that would make the perfect gift for a friend, or in my case, for yourself. NARS get it right... yet again! 
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