Friday, 19 December 2014

Mac Rebel Dupe

I was recently sent some makeup by NV Colour Cosmetics* and as soon as I saw one of the lipsticks I got a little bit excited. Rebel by Mac is one of my favourite lipsticks, and I think I have found a very close dupe in this NV lipstick in the shade Fever.
NV
 NV www.nvcolour.com/shop/lips/nv-fever-lipstick* £6.00
Mac
Mac www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/Rebel/Lipstick £15.50
As you can see from the images above, first two photos are Fever and the second two are Rebel, the lipsticks are extremely similar. They look quite different in the swatches on my hand below but on the lips I can barely tell them apart. So much so that it took me ages to figure out which shade was which when I was choosing the photos for this post. The NV one is a little darker and more purple toned whereas Rebel is a lot more pinky. However they both make gorgeous winter shades and would suit anyone if you dare to go that dark. I think they look gorgeously gorthic without washing you out, they are both definitely more fashionista than scene girl (not that there's anything wrong with scene girls, I used to try and be one when I was a teenager, one day I'll show you a photo!). I am so glad I have found this dupe for less than half of the price of the Mac one!


NV- Top  Mac-Bottom
Mac-Top  NV-Bottom

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. Have you found any great dupes recently?




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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Pink Hair Tutorial

I have just uploaded a new video tutorial on how I get pastel pink/purple hair. I use the La Riche Directions hair dyes, which are semi permanent and dilute a small amount with white conditioner. It is quite bright at first but fades in just one wash. I love the colour that it comes out and I love having a new shade every time I wash it. 

Disclaimer: I am not a hairdresser/professional, this is just how I dye my hair. If you are unsure then do seek professional advice first! Please do make sure you have a parents permission if you are under 18 and do a patch skin test a few days before if this is the first time you have used Directions hair dye. 
Directions hair dye
www.directionshaircolour.co.uk
Directions hair dye
Directions hair dye
Directions hair dye
Directions hair dye
Directions hair dye
It is definitely best that it comes out too bright rather than too light as you can always wash it again the next day so that it fades. I done this process the week before and it barely showed up as I didn't use enough dye, which is why my hair is a tiny bit pink beforehand in this tutorial. 

I did also forget to say in the video that I left the dye on for about 25 minutes however you can leave it on for any amount of time, upto about 45 minutes at the most. You will be able to see the colour change on your hair but it you are unsure, wash off the dye from a small strand and see if you are happy with the colour.

As for how long it lasts well it all depends on your hair and how often you wash it. I filmed this a couple of weeks ago and it is nearly all faded out now. My hair does take dye very easily and I was it about twice a week. It is currently a very light baby pink/lilac hair which is almost white. Another great thing is that this kind of acts as a toner so once it is all faded out you will be left with white blonde hair rather than yellow blonde.
Pink hair
After 1-2 washes
Pink hair
After 3-4 washes 
Watch my tutorial here: 

Lots of love

Chloe x

P.S. What do you think of the pink hair? 



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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Mac Velvet Teddy and Soar part 2 / Kylie Jenner Lips

Following on from my previous blog post a few weeks ago about Mac Velvet Teddy lipstick and Soar lipliner (view it here),  I have taken a few photo's for you to show what it looks like on.
Rocking the Kylie Jenner pout
Just Velvet Teddy
Crop top - Fashion Ataha*
Just Soar (Overlined)
Both Velvet Teddy and Soar
As you can see Soar on its own is the darker option with more colour, with Velvet Teddy added it lightens up the look and also makes it look a little more nude. I think just Soar looks the most similar to the Kylie Jenner 90's nude lip, however it is quite a bold look so I can understand why Velvet Teddy is added, to make it more of an everyday shade. Soar is a matte liner so can be quite drying on your lips if you use it on it's own. Velvet Teddy, although matte, is actually quite a creamy texture making it very easy to apply on top. 
Velvet Teddy (left) Soar (right)

Thanks for reading 

Chloe x 

P.S. Have you picked up any of these products yet?




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Monday, 8 December 2014

Lyndsey Loves Launch Event

A couple of weeks ago I attended the launch party of a company called Lyndsey Loves. The event was held at Chloe's Beauty Bar in Brentwood, Essex, which is part owed by Chloe Sims from TOWIE. Lyndsey Loves is an online store selling beauty gifts, specifically chosen by Lyndsey for it's great quality. Here is a few photo's from the event and I also vlogged which you can watch below. 

Bag - Zatchels*
A few outfit photo's, the whole outfit is old but the shoes are from Primark which I think they still have!
The whole salon was decorated beautifully and the canapes were so yummy. 
Photo Credit - Richard Barker  - Sarah Giggles, Lydia, SamJen, Me and Buma
Beautiful Cupcakes!
Check out the Lyndsey Loves website to buy any of these great gifts. They are perfect for anyone that you are stuck to buy for, she also sells cool items for kids too. The lip balms all small amazing and are brilliant stocking fillers!
A few crazy selfies with the girls! 
Met the gorgeous Lydia Lucy from the X-Factor, who was so nice!
Watch my vlog here:


Definitely check out the Lyndsey Loves website www.lyndseyloves.co.uk or find her on Twitter twitter.com/LyndseyLovesxx.

Lots of love 

Chloe x 

P.S. I have lots of exciting video's lined up so make sure your subscribed www.youtube.com/closbeautyspot




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Friday, 5 December 2014

Folli Follie Christmas Wishlist and Competition

If you are stuck to find a present for someone this Christmas then Folli Follie* is a brilliant shop to look at as they have so many different items on offer, from bags to jewellery, you are bound to find something.
 Folli Follie is the bright orange shop which always catches the corner of your eye. If you have looked in one of their stores or had a sneak peak online you would have seen some of the great quality items they have on offer. 

I have put together my wishlist/gift guide of all my favourite items. These all range from £30 to £300 so whatever your budget, there is something for everyone... (Can you tell I like rose gold!)

www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/watches/watchalicious-watch £260
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/watches/glow-watch £295
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/jewellery/rings/love&fortune-ring £35
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/jewellery/rings/bling-chic-ring £40
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/jewellery/necklaces/keys-necklace £110
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/jewellery/necklaces/heart4heart-necklace £95
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/bags/handbags/nomad-bag £330
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/bags/handbags/heart4heart-shoulderbag £165
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/bags/shoulderbags/h4h-shoulderbag £150
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/bags/shoulderbags/reflections-bag £105
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/accessories/purses-wallets/k-vintage-wallet £65
www.follifollie.co.uk/gb-en/online-shop/accessories/purses-wallets/heart4heart-wallet £90

Folli Follie are running a great competition where you could win £500 worth of vouchers to spend on their website. All you need to do is create your own wishlist on Pinterest from items on www.follifollie.co.uk. You then need to follow @Follifollie_UK, tweet them a link to your wishlist and use the hashtag #FollieChristmasWish. This is open to UK residents only and the competition runs until the 14th December 2014. For more information click here.

Here is a link to my wishlist on Pinterest pinterest.com/closbeautyspot/folle-follie-christmas-wishlist

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. What is your favourite item from my wishlist? 




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