Sunday, 19 April 2015

Chi Chi London Christa Dress

It's coming up to wedding season now which means if your lucky enough to be invited to one, you have to find that all important outfit. I think I have here the perfect wedding guest dress which is from Chi Chi London*.
www.chichiclothing.com/products/Chi-Chi-Christa-Dress £59.99
This dress is beautiful and so flattering in all the right places. The flowers look very feminine but the colour is light so not in your face. The shape synchs in the waist and makes legs look longer, especially when worn with heels. I love the summery feel this dress gives off and you are sure to get loads of compliments waring it. Also if it's your wedding and your on a budget this dress could be great for bridesmaids or flower girl dresses. I paired this dress with these light pink heels from Miss Guided which aren't too bright so the attention is on the dress but it breaks the look up and gives an edgy feel. 

Chi Chi London has some of the most gorgeous party dresses I have ever seen so go check them out if you have any special occasion coming up www.chichiclothing.com.

Lots of love

Chloe x 

P.S. Are you going to any weddings or special occasions soon?





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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Yves Rocher Anti Wrinkle Cream

Although I don't have any wrinkles yet I want to prevent them for as long as possible, I am sure this is a given for most people. Therefore using a anti aging/wrinkle cream in your 20's isn't unusual anymore. I have been trialling this one from Yves Rocher for a few weeks now and I have to say I am very impressed.
 Day cream www.yves-rocher.co.uk/control/product/~category_id=1000 Now £14 usually £29
Night cream www.yves-rocher.co.uk/control/product/~category_id=1000 Now £14 usually £29

The night and day cream are both different formula's but work well together. The night cream is lovely and thick in texture to give your face a deep moisturising over night. The day cream is light and sinks in quickly into the skin so you can apply make up straight away. My skin can get very dry after the winter so these creams have really helped keep that at bay. I cannot comment on the anti wrinkle effect as I don't have any but I would like to think for the price it would help reduce them a bit. I have loved using them creams and if they are helping to keep aging away from my face then this is a major bonus.

At first I did think that £29 sounded quite pricey but most high end creams cost that amount. However it is currently half price which makes it a lot better value. The glass pot gives it a premium feel and also contains a lot of product, I think these creams will last me a good few months.


Yves Rocher has a massive range of skincare, body/hair care and make up, check out the range here www.yves-rocher.co.uk.
 
Thanks for reading
 
Chloe x
 
P.S. Sorry for being so  slack on blog posts but I am going through the process of starting a new job so have been very busy recently.




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Friday, 3 April 2015

Jerome Alexander Magic Mineral Powder

You may have seen this product advertised on the TV, it's the Jerome Alexander Magic Minerals Powder*. When I first saw the advert I thought that it promises to sort out age spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone, and seems to have amazing results, therefore I couldn't wait to give it a try. 
www.highstreettv.com/magic-minerals £9.49
This powder states that it contains antioxidants, vitamin C &E, its hypoallergenic, SPF, non irritant, fragrance free, lasts upto 12 hours and adjusts to your skin tone. The coloured dots act like a CC cream and correct any wrong tones you have in your skin.
Pink brightens pale dull skin
Green is for dull complexions, discolouration, blemishes or marks
Lavender helps camouflage yellow and sallow skin
Yellow cover discolouration under the eyes

As the powder is meant to be a foundation, concealer and corrector all in one I decided to try it on my bare skin as I have a lot of skin problems. I have slight dark circles and red blemishes all over. The powder has a light coverage and barely feels like you are wearing any product. I would say that it provided a very light finish but did colour correct well. My redness was reduced and skin did look more even. If you have clear skin then this would make a nice light foundation on no make up days. However I like full coverage so I decided I would try it on top of my make up instead. 
I have been using this as my main powder over my foundation now and I love it. The coverage is light and sets my makeup beautifully. The colour correcting pigments just finish off my look and just make my face look a bit more alive and glowing. I am not sure it lasts 12 hours but it does keep my makeup in place all day and it doesn't feel heavy or cakey. The magic powder keeps shine away and looks great in photo's too.  I like how it comes in a sturdy compact with a big mirror and a small soft brush to apply it with. For only £10 I would say this is good value for money and a lot better than some high street powders out there.
You can purchase the Jerome Alexander Mineral powder here.

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. Have you tried any good colour correcting powders? 




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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Yoso Heated Eyelash Curler

I am sure that everyone loves an eyelash curler, it is something so simple but can make a complete change to your look. However let me introduce you to a whole new level, the Yoso Heater Lash Curler*. When I first heard about this I was dying to give it a try as I have very straight lashes, so using a normal curler doesn't last very long. Here is how I got on.
www.beautycrowd.com/products/yoso-lash £15.99
The Yoso heater eyelash curler looks very simple and easy to use, however I wanted to be very careful as putting a hot object near your eyes seems quite dangerous. Beauty Crowd have put a tutorial on their YouTube channel showing how to use it which was very helpful. First of all you turn the device on and wait a minute for it to heat up, there is a little indicator which shows you when its ready. The Yoso curler has a hot side which you use to curl your lashes upwards. There is also a smaller part on the top which gets hot so you can reach the smaller lashes nearer the lid. Once you have done this you apply a layer of mascara, curl them again and use the comb on the other side to separate the lashes.
 I know that a lot of people have problems with curling their lashes with a manual curler or mascara. I have very straight lashes but they do hold a curl, not the best but it's nothing to complain about. However if you find that your lashes just don't hold a curl this product might be something you want to try. 
In my opinion using the Yoso lash curler is not as simple as using a normal curler and does add on about 5 minutes to your make up routine. Therefore I would only use it for a special occasion when I need to make more of an effort and I want my lash curl to last all night. The results were very good, it gave my lashes a nice curl which lasted all day. I like the idea of the product, it is very different and innovative but I don't think the heat is good to use everyday. As heat can damage the hair on your head I am sure it can damage eyelashes too but it makes a nice change every once and a while. I do also think it is very good value for money and definitely won't break the bank so is a great addition to your dressing table if you have stubborn lashes. 


Check out the Yoso curler and other products from Beauty Crowd here.

Thanks for reading

Chloe x

P.S. Would you buy this heated eyelash curler or are you happy with a manual one? 




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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

NV Cosmetics lipsticks

NV Colour Cosmetics* is a company you may not have heard of but they are on the up and you definitely will want to try them soon. A few months ago I was sent 2 lipsticks and a lip crayon to try out.
The lip products I received are all colours I love and are very easily wearable. The dark purple lipstick is a dupe for Mac Rebel, I wrote a post comparing them here. The formula's are smooth, apply very well and are extremely pigmented. The crayon is very moisturizing and more glossy than the lipsticks which are more matte. They last a few hours on the lips which in my opinion isn't bad at all for the price.
NV Watermelon Lip Crayon £5.00
The lip crayon glides across the lips nicely leaving a slash of cool toned bright pink. The shiney finish that it leaves makes it a very easy product as is like having a lipstick and gloss in one. This pink is perfect for spring/summer!
NV Siren Lipstick £6.00
This red lipstick from NV is my absolute perfect red shade. It's slightly warm, orange toned and really compliments my skin tone. The lipstick again is nice to apply, makes your lips stand out and isn't at all drying. 
NV Fever Lipstick £6.00
As I said above this lipstick is a dupe for Rebel which is one of my favourite mac shades. This is a great cheaper alternative if you want to brave the very dark berry lip but don't want to splash out on Mac's prices. I think this is a nice autumn shade and really makes brown eyes stand out!

If you haven't tried NV Cosmetics yet I would 100% recommend them for great products at a very reasonable price. You can check out all their products here.

Lots of love

Chloe x 

P.S. I haven't re-dyed my hair pink, these photo's were taken months ago!



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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Sunkissed Rapid One Hour Tan Mousse

I was so excited to received an email from Sunkissed asking whether I wanted to try out their brand new Rapid Tan Mousse* as they are my favourite fake tan brand ever! I love their original tanning mouse and I have been waiting for them to bring out a hour one tan for ages now. So here is how I got on.
Sunkissed rapid tan
www.sunkissedbronzing.co.uk/catalog/fake-tan/sunkissed-rapid-tan-mousse-150ml £4.99
No Tan (daylight no flash) 
After tan application (daylight no flash)
After 1 hour development (flash) 
After 4 hours development (flash)
Tan line
I received the tan in their medium shade. Sunkissed rapid tan promises to develop in 1 hour which is super quick for a fake tan and the longer you leave it before showering, the darker it goes. First impressions were that the colour is perfect for me when applied, smells really good like their original tan and the colour developed well in the hour. I did leave it for 4 hours and then showered it off, the tan washed off evenly and doesn't look streaky one bit.
After shower
Please bare in mind that the photo's above were taken at night therefore I had to use flash. In my opinion this makes the tan look a lot darker and more orange than it actually is. I took another photo, see below, to show what the tan looks like the next morning in daylight.

I would say that it did give me a really nice healthy bronzed look however I love a really dark tan and kind of preferred the colour I was before I washed it off, which was very dark (I guess that's the Essex in me). I think I would definitely buy this tan again as I love the convenience of it but I would purchase the dark tan as the medium tan is probably better for very pale people. I think this is the perfect product if you are going out and in a rush, you don't want to go out looking pale but need a quick fake tan which leaves a nice colour. 
The next day (daylight no flash)
Before and after tan (both daylight no flash)
Sunkissed tans are so easy to apply with a mit, smell great and are very cheap! Both the original and 1 hour are brilliant value for money and I cannot wait to purchase the darker shade! Check out the range here www.sunkissedbronzing.co.uk.

Lots of love

Chloe x 

P.S. Are you a lover of fake tan or is it too much effort? 




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