Wednesday, 23 July 2014

W7 Makeup Products

W7* is a brand that has been around quite a while but you might not have heard of it. They don't sell in drugstores but you can find them in some TK Maxx stores, next, peacocks and other stores along with online at Fragrance Direct. I was asked to try out some make up products from their massive range which I was excited about as I love experimenting with new brands. 
W7 Prime Magic - Eye Primer
www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/w7/w7-prime-magic-eye-primer-6ml £4.99
Prime Magic - Eye Primer
I don't use eye primer on a regular basis and the only one I have tried is the Urban Decay primer potion which is incredible. Therefore this did have to live upto high expectations. I liked the applicator of this product as it made things a bit easier on the delicate eye area, the formula is soft and smooths on well. I would say that this made my eyeshadow a bit brighter and prolonged the staying power, even through the really hot weather. It's not as good as UD but a very good alternative and a much better price. 
W7 Tea Tree Concealer Stick
www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/product/tea-tree-concealer-light-medium-stick £3.95
Tea Tree Concealer Stick - Light/Medium
This cover stick was one of my favourites out of all the products. I'm not sure how good it is at covering spots as I don't really get them anymore but it's lovely and brightening for dark circles under the eyes. It applies well and I blend it with my finger as it's a little bit thick and needs the warmth of skin. The tea tree oil in it is an added bonus so is good for putting on spots if you really do hate them and it smells nice too. I would say this is a medium coverage concealer. 
W7 Full Colour Lipstick
www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/product/full-colour-lipstick-angry-annie £4.95
Full Colour Lipstick - Annie's Angry
I wasn't too sure about this lipstick at first as I was judging by the packaging and it reminded me of the ones you would get in magazines as a child. However it smells amazing and is the softest, creamiest lipstick I have applied. It's very balmy and moisturising, and applies very smoothly so great if you have dry lips. Baring this in mind you wouldn't think the colour payoff would be that good but its amazing. So bright and loads of pigment just from one application. The colour reminds me of Mac's Girl About Town. 
W7 Blush
www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/product/blush-baby-heart-throb £4.95
Blush Baby - Heart Throb 
This blusher was also one of my favourite products from W7. Its a lovely soft peachy pink colour with a very light golden shimmer. It's kind of similar to Sleek's rose gold blush but a little bit less shimmery. This shade is great for the summer as it looks really natural and has a gorgeous glowing effect. The pigmentation is good so you don't need to apply loads and I am absolutely in love with it. 
W7 Eyeliner
www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/product/aye-aye-captain-eyeliner £4.95
Aye Aye Captain - Very Black Liquid Eyeliner
This eyeliner was the only product that I was disappointed in. On the one hand it was very easy to apply and get a good straight line on the eyelid. However it was a tiny bit watery so the first coat came out a bit thin which I hate and had to reapply and touch up a few times. It is very similar to the one by Collection which is in a little bottle, I got that a few years ago and hated it. Don't get me wrong this W7 one is a good product but I am very fussy with liners and want them to be perfect and hassle free. As a teacher would say... Could do better! 

Overall I am very happy with W7 as a brand and I will definitely be looking at more products I can purchase from them in the future. They are really good quality and amazing prices so in my opinion really good value for money.

Thanks for reading 

Chloe x 

P.S. Have you tried any W7 products? If so what did you think? 


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Monday, 21 July 2014

Summer Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone! Here is my latest YouTube video and its my summer make up look. I have been opting for bronzed/dewy skin, neutral eyes, and a bright orange lip this season and I have been loving it.


Please let me know what you think of this look and what makeup looks you have been loving this season.

Lots of love 

Chloe x 

P.S. I want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has subscribed to me on YouTube!


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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

OOTD | Pink and Cream Co-ord

Since the co-ord trend started a few months back, I have been very unsure about them. Until suddenly last week I had an epiphany and decided I was in love with them... Weird I know! I just felt like I had to have one, but being quite hard to wear, I wanted to find one that I was very much in love with. I searched high and low, finally coming across this one from a website called She Likes. 

Pink co-ord
Shorts - She Likes £24.00
Crop top - She Likes £24.00
Shoes - eBay £24.95
I was a tiny bit upset when it arrived as it is massive on me, even though it's a small #smallpersonproblems! I do find it difficult when companies only stock small, medium and large as often these come up huge. However, I was so much in love with my new co-ord that I couldn't bring myself to send it back. The top is absolutely massive on me and you can see my bra strap at the back, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Also the shorts are really big around the waste so I will have to wear them a bit lower on my hips. If I was one size bigger, or blessed with boobs, then this would have fitted perfectly. 
Pink co-ord
I might look into getting the top altered but I haven't decided yet. One thing I do know is that I will make this work and I am still going to wear it! The style is so cute and the soft pink jacquard pattern subtly stands out. As it's sort of a tailored fit, it does come across as a little bit smart/dressy so can definitely be worn on a night out or special occasion with heels. But you can dress it down with flats and still wear it everyday. 
Pink co-ord
 Thank you very much to my friend Megan for taking my outfit photo's.

Lots of love

Chloe x

P.S. What is you opinion on co-ords? 
Also how cute is this photo of Megan's dog Poppy. 

Co-ord


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Monday, 14 July 2014

La Roche Posay Anthelios AC SPF 30

A few weeks ago I mentioned a site called Chemist Direct and showed you a couple of products I got from them. As facial SPF has become very important in my life, and I predict lots of your lives, I thought I would post a more detailed review of this holy grail product for you. All hail the La Roche-Posay Anthelios AC SPF 30 Matte Extreme Fluid*. 
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 30
www.chemistdirect.co.uk/la-roche-posay-anthelios-ac-spf30-extreme-fluid-for-face £14.40
As we all have heard, the best way to prevent premature skin ageing is to wear an SPF everyday, but as we have so many steps in our skin routines this can be a bit of a chore to add in. This may look like a simple little bottle but it packs a lot of punch. This SPF by La Roche-Posay is quick and easy to use, lasts a long time, not harsh on skin and drys matte so you don't look shiny. I have seen plently of SPF reviews in magazines at the moment and the La Roche-Posay range has come out on top.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 30
It comes out very liquid which is great as it's easier to apply all over the face, there is nothing worse than really thick cream (cue flashback to my mum spending hours rubbing sun cream on my chubby arms in a Spanish hotel room). In my opinion it smells quite milky which I love, as much as I like that usual sun cream smell, I don't want harsh fragrances on my face.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 30
As you rub it in, it does feel a bit chalky if you get my drift, so might not be great for really dry skin. However as it soaks in quite quickly you don't need to wait ages to apply any make up, I normally wait about 5-10 mins. I found that if I applied a full coverage matte foundation after my skin was fine and didn't look shiny. But when I applied a more light coverage dewy foundation, I did look a bit too dewy, so powder was needed.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 30
I am barely ever in the sun during the day as I am in the office, therefore I only apply this in the morning. However if you are in the sun all day long I would recommend reapplying every few hours, like you would normally. I truly believe applying SPF is a very crucial step and I will definitely not be missing it out in future. It may not look like this is doing you any favours now, but you will thank yourself in the future! 

Chemist direct

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. Sorry for the lack of blogging last week, I needed to sort a few things out but this week I'm back and I'm bad!


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Monday, 7 July 2014

Pizza Express Spring/Summer Menu

A couple of weeks ago I was invited down to Pizza Express* in Basildon to try out their new Spring/Summer menu. I love pizza (actually I just love food) so was obviously like an excitable child and couldn't wait to try. I took the lovely Penny from lilliesandlove.co.uk with me and we had a great little natter over some super delicious food. 

Dough Balls
For starters I had dough balls of course. If your a regular at Pizza Express you are probably addicted to dough balls and, like me, order them every single time. I don't think I could ever get bored of them. If you have never had dough balls before then they are essentially like tiny round warm rolls, served with garlic butter, which gently melts into them. In my opinion they are little balls of garlic heaven. Penny has olives to start, which I cannot stand but she wolfed them down. 
Pollo Forza Romana
For my main course I went with one of the new pizzas from the Spring/Summer menu, the Pollo Forza Romana. Quoted from the menu it's a 'A fiery pizza; chicken marinated smokey chilli powder, garlic and dried chilli flakes with chargrilled red and yellow peppers, roquito peppers, mozzarella and tomato, finished with Gran Moravia cheese, parsley and chilli oil'. 

This pizza was spicy but I thought it was well balanced. I think it was just the right strength of hotness, but I like spicy foods, so for some people this might blow their heads off. I did however pick off the roquito peppers as even they were too hot for me. There wasn't a shortage of any toppings and had plenty of chicken, it was very yummy and I would definitely get it again. 
Leggara Superfood Salad
Penny went for the healthy option which was the Leggera Superfood Salad and it looked extremely good. Ingredients quoted from the menu are 'Baby spinach and seasonal mixed leaves, roasted butternut squash, beetroot, light baby mozzarella, avocado, pine kernels, cucumber, lentils and fresh basil finished with balsamic vinegar'. She asked for it to come with chicken, which I would have done too. 

When it arrived we couldn't believe how big it was, the picture doesn't do it justice as it was honestly massive. I think it came on the same sized plate as the pizzas. It looked really appetizing and filling for a salad and the selection of ingredients were seasonal for spring/summer which I think is great. Penny said it was tasty and she enjoyed it very much.
Polenta Chips
Penny also order a side order of Polenta chips for us to try. These are 'Italian polenta with rosemary, twice baked and finished with Gran Moravia cheese, served with honey and mustard dressing' as stated on the menu. These were really nice and a good alternative to normal potato chips, probably a lot better on the carb situation. They were really soft and fluffy inside and did taste close to potatoes, its hard to explain what they actually tasted like but definitely give it a try. 
Chocolate Fudge Cake
For dessert both me and Penny were swayed by the Chocolate fudge cake and we were not disappointed. It was amazing, soft, squishy, warm, chocolately, creamy, moist... I could list adjectives forever! Served with creamy vanilla ice cream and a strawberry it was the perfect end to our meal. Just looking at that photo now is making me salivate!


We were very impressed with the service we received from Pizza Express, the waitress was so friendly and extremely helpful, and she didn't even know we were there for a review! The food came in good time, presentation was good and I can't fault a thing. 

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. Are you a lover of Pizza Express? 


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*Disclaimer: This meal was complimentary of Pizza Express but all views are my own

Friday, 4 July 2014

OOTD | Pink Primark Midi Skirt

Last week I dragged Josh to the seafront to take some photo's for me for another outfit of the day post. We are very lucky that we live so close to the sea, I absolutely love it, especially when there is a beautiful sunset. I saw this pink midi skirt in Primark and it was love at first sight. However I was a bit reluctant to buy it as I think that midi skirts either look really good or really bad. But it wasn't going to break the bank so I just threw it into my basket #notsorry!

Primark Midi Skirt
Body ASOS £14 | Skirt Primark £10 | Wedges Tesco (old) | Watch Michael Kors 
Primark Midi Skirt

It is a stunning hot pink colour which is extremely eye catching, being a very girly girl, I love it! The lining underneath is a short skirt and stops mid thigh. The midi outer layer is see through so you can see the under lining, which I think makes the skirt a lot more modern. Also it sits high on the waist, so even though it does come below the knee, it doesn't look like a granny skirt. I like how this skirt flows in the wind but you still have the lining which is tight, so you don't bare your dignity. All these elements have made this skirt extremely stylish and easily wearable, well done Primark.  


ASOS Body
ASOS Body

I have paired this skirt with an all in one from Asos. This off the shoulder, Bardot inspired body really adds a sort of 50's vibe to this look. Although channeling my inner vintage belle, I still think this look is very classy and modern as well... Especially with the pastel pink hair and massive tattoo haha. 

Primark Midi Skirt
Tesco Wedges

My pink and blue floral wedges are from Tesco's F+F range last year. These are one of my more comfortable pairs of heels and the pattern stands out nicely with this look as there is no other prints. 

Southend Seafront

I hope you enjoyed this post and have liked my photos. 

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. I do prefer outfit photos which are in a nice location but sometimes it's a little bit time consuming, not to mention the added embarrassment of a 'photoshoot'. I will try and do a few more of these if you prefer them. Let me know in comments. 


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