Spring Into Spring And Update Your Seasonal Beauty Looks

We’ve all been waiting through a cold, hard winter to throw off the heavy coats and start embracing the spring. I’m yearning for sunshine, snowdrops, daffodils and baby lambs. What’s more is that spring provides the perfect opportunity to update your seasonal beauty look and reintroduce pastels and petal-like lips into your daily routine.

Spring Seasonal Beauty Looks That Will Have You Looking As Pretty As A Flower.

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  1. Pastel Perfect Lids

    Seasonal BeautySpring is the perfect opportunity to update your eyeshadow palette with something softer and more feminine. Gone at the dark days where vampy greys were where it was at. Instead, embrace the lighter evenings and highlight your peepers with gorgeous ice cream tones. My personal favourite is mint, but explore all pastel colours as some skin tones suit certain eyeshadow tones more.  Try this darling palette from MAC in Pastel Times Nine, £25.

2. Think Pink To Make The Boys Wink

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Show off luscious lips with a beautiful pink pout. There’s a multitude of shades out there you can play with. From hot pink that will leave the boys hot under the colour to rose kissed pinks that will make you look like butter wouldn’t melt. The wonder of spring is that everything feels new and pink has never felt fresher. Try the sumptuous Burberry lip velvet in Primrose to get the perfect matte pout, £28.

3. A Fresh Season Calls Out For Fresh Clean Skin

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For this look, you’ll need to ensure your complexion is in it’s best condition. Be sure to drink plenty of water and no matter how many glasses of wine you’ve had, always take your makeup off before bed. Once you’ve got your skin looking smooth and wonderful, take highlighter and make your skin glow. Add elegant Audrey brows and you’re ready to take on the day. This LancÔme highlighter (La Rose À Poudrer)is so gorgeous I can hardly stand it, plus it will look exquisite on your dressing table and your face. £35.

I hope you take the changing of the clocks as an opportunity to update your seasonal beauty look and play around with pretty shades, kissable lips and skin as fresh as the morning dew.


Less Working Girl More Working Woman: Make Up That’s Appropriate For The Office

Navigating the pit falls of office dress code and office makeup is a difficult one. How to express your individuality whilst remaining professional? Well, makeup is a quick way add a little personal flair to your appearance whilst adhering to your work’s appearance rules. Let me guide you through what’s appropriate for your office makeup look and what should be left for cocktail hour. Remember, Melanie Griffith in Working Girl? Well, you want to be post makeover with “a head for business and a bod for sin.”

Office Makeup, What You Should And Shouldn’t Wear

Office MakeUpAs you can see from the images above, neutral tones that highlight your best features will allow you to feel elegant and attractive when at work. You shall still retain a professional image and a look this simple shall last all day. On the contrary, there is the overdone look. Heavy eye makeup, overdone brows and dark lips are just overkill. Remember, less is definitely more, you can always keep a lipstick handy and glam up your look once clocking out time rolls around.

Here are a few tips to remember when applying your face in the mornings:

  1. Your makeup needs to last all day; you don’t want to have to keep retouching your look because it’s melting away. Buy quality products and keep it simple.
  2. Get your makeup routine down, so it becomes habit. That way you don’t even have to think about it, thus giving you more time in bed in the morning..
  3. Office makeup should not be distracting; remember, you want people to be listening to what you’re saying without being focused on your face because you’ve decided to try out a new makeup trend that morning.
  4. The wonderful thing about makeup is that it can make you feel more confident and give you a little skip in your step. Take that energy to work with you and you’re bound to do well. Feel confident, but it shouldn’t be obvious that’s it’s the makeup that’s making you feel so powerful.

Investment Products That Will Get You Through Even The Toughest Day At Work

  1. A Good Mascara: Benefit Cosmetics, They’re Real, £19.50

Office MakeupLong, thick eyelashes will make you look more awake instantly, so even if you you’ve been slaving away at your desk, your eyes won’t give you away. I love this mascara, it’s easy to apply and gives instant curl and richness to your lashes.

2. Prep The Skin With A High Quality Primer: Lancôme’s La Base Pro Perfecting Make Up Primer Smoothing Effect Oil-Free, £28.50

Office makeupIf you want smooth and natural looking office makeup, you’ll need to start with a primer.  Due to the fact primers offer an even layer to the skin it will form the perfect base to build your makeup on. Lancôme’s primer is great, even for sensitive skin and contains no oil which will reduce any midday shininess.

3. Add A Hint Of Colour With Your Eyeshadow: Bobbi Brown’s Chocolate Eye Palette £42.50

office makeupInvest in a timeless palette like this Bobbi Brown one, you’ll be able to mix and match colours and it will also take you from the office to the bar seamlessly. Bobbi’s makeup formulas make getting ready so easy and it will fit perfectly in your handbag too.

Feel free to experiment further with other colours, just be sure to pick either lips or eyes. Never add a vibrant colour to both for the office. Keep your office make up subdued and let you work do the talking.


Over Done It Over The Holidays? The Best Recovery Products To Ease You Into 2017

The celebrations are over and the champagne has been drunk and now, well, we’re feeling slightly worse for wear. It does seem rather silly starting off a brand new year overweight and hungover, doesn’t it? However, to save your skin, hair and nails here are some of the best recovery products out there. So, you’re able to go back to your sparkling self by spring. Make like Joan Crawford and indulge yourself:

The Best Recovery Products On The Market

  1. Detox That Liver: Scitec nutrition – Liver Support £10

Recovery ProductsWe’re all guilty of having one or ten too many over the Christmas period. So, take the time this January to allow your liver to recover. If dry January doesn’t float your boat, try taking this milk thistle extract to help you liver bounce back.

2. Get Your Mane Back To Its Best: Christophe Robin’s Cleansing Mask With Lemon £40

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Winter weather, air conditioning and poor diet can lead to unmanageable and lacklustre hair. Fear not, Christophe Robin has devised this cleansing mask that will give your hair a fresh start to the year, allowing it to be deeply conditioned.

3. Flush Out The Nasties: Fortnum & Mason’s Matcha Green Tea Powder £25

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Matcha tea has been growing in popularity over the years due to its health properties and ability to increase your metabolism. Try switching from sugar laden coffees to this beauty godsend. I promise you’ll have more energy and clearer skin in no time.

4. Kissable Lips Needed: Baxter Of California Hydro Salve Lip Balm £8

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After sipping champagne and sledging in the snow, your poor lips will be dry and sore. Enter, Baxter of California. This lip salve is sure to make your pout feel as soft as velvet and incredibly hydrated. Plus, it’s mojito flavour, so you’ll smell like tropical summer holidays.

5. Restore Your Talons: Micro Cell’s Nail Rescue Oil £10.50

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If you’ve been piling on glitter polish over the new year, your poor nails will be in need of some care. This conditioning nail oil shall restore strength to your nails allowing you to try out nails trends for 2017. One of the most must have recovery products out on the market.

6. Shed Your Skin To Reveal Glowing, Younger Skin: Majestic Pure’s Himalayan Salt Body Scrub with Lychee Essential Oil £10

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Majestic Pure’s scrub is heaven sent as it’s enriched with sweet almond oil. Take the time to scrub down your whole body with this paste and you’ll reveal smooth, glowing skin that will make you look younger and more vibrant.

7. Magic Oil Shall Save Your Face: Tata Harper’s Replenishing Nutrient Complex roll-on £39

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Revitalise your tired and weary face with Tata Harper’s 100% natural oil. Simply pop it in your handbag and roll on under the eyes and problem areas. The moisturising properties shall erase any signs of over-indulgence.

I’d like to take the time to wish you all a very happy and beautiful new years. I for one need to take some time to look after myself following a very decadent Christmas.



If You Ain’t Got No Money, Take Your Broke Ass Home: The Most Luxurious Products In The World

We all need a spot of pampering every now and again, so why not treat yourself with one of the most luxurious products in the world? From face creams with gold in or rare perfumes, these beauty goodies are sure to get you feeling like the queen you are.


The World’s Most Luxurious Products

  1. Orogold 24K Nano Night Recovery £1230


Why on earth would you not want to roll back the ages with this night elixir packed full of 24 Karat gold? Yes, the price is a little out of this world. However, the cream is a weekly treatment so it will last longer than any other night cream.

2. Boucheron’s Limited Edition Crème De La Mer Case £12,230

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Absolutely everybody has a pot of Crème De La Mer sitting on their vanity table now. So why not outdo your friends with this limited edition Boucheron case for your cream? It’s made from mother of pearl and gold and is extremely exquisite.

3. DKNY Limited Edition Golden Delicious Perfume Bottle £820,000

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DKNY didn’t hold anything back when creating this decadent perfume bottle. It homes it’s most popular scent, but really it’s the packaging that’s got us going wild. Donna Karen worked with jewellery designer Martin Katz to create a special one-of-a-kind bottle. It’s crafted in 14-karat yellow and white gold and contains 183 yellow sapphires, 2,700 white diamonds, a 1.6-carat turquoise Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil, a 7.18-carat oval Cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka, 15 vivid pink diamonds from Australia, 4-rose cut diamonds, a 3.07-carat oval cut ruby, a 4.03-carat pear shape rose cut diamond, and a 2.43-carat divine vivid yellow Canary diamond crowning the cap. Go on, treat yourself.

4. Guerlain’s Diamond Encrusted Lipstick £51,000

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Sometimes what you need to do is pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together. Well, why not choose the fanciest lipstick around? Guerlain’s diamond encrusted lippie harks back to the golden age of Hollywood. I wouldn’t just throw it in your handbag, though.

5. Velour Mink False Eyelashes £42

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I shall definitely be investing in these fluttering beauties and I especially love the crystal detail. Falsies are a huge part of modern-day makeup now, so why not wear the very best?

6. Theodent 300 Toothpaste £82

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If you want a dazzling smile, you need a dazzling toothpaste. Theodent 300 uses minerals and cocoa bean extract to keep your pearlies as white as possible. Yes, that’s right, you get to brush your teeth with chocolate, what an age we live in.

I hope you all get the time to pamper yourselves in the new year and start 2017 feeling like a complete goddess, even if your bank account isn’t feeling too flush after buying these luxurious products.


Hit The Nail On The Head: Nail Trends 2017

Over the past couple of years, nail trends have gone from strength to strength. Thanks to improvements in nail polish formulas and the expansion of materials at hand, absolutely everyone can shake up their nail style. 2017 is no different, the catwalks saw many different themes on models nails. I’ve therefore compiled a list of my favourite nail trends to look forward to in the new year.


Nail Trends To Try In 2017

  1. Delicate GlitterNail Trends 2017

    Of course, I was always going to feature glitter in my top nail trends list for 2017. But, this glitter is much softer and elegant compared to all out sparkle nails. Rodarte showed pretty nails with glitter placed delicately at the cuticle of the nail. However, if that’s too fussy for you, simply try a gentle wash of glitter over nude pink and you’ll nail this trend. Try OPIs I Reached My Gold Glitters (£14).

2. Blood Red Nails

Nail Trends 2017

Blood red nails shall always be stylish. There’s just something about a woman wearing perfectly polished red nails that makes you pay attention. Kate Spade sent her models down the runway in glossy shades of red and Rebecca Minkoff broke down the manicure and highlighted the different parts of the nail. Try Butter’s Saucy Jack polish to achieve this look (£15).

3. Mirrored Metallics

Nail Trends 2017

Shine on, ladies! This metallic trend adds a futuristic feel to your outfit, whilst remaining luxurious. Gild your nails in gold or make them shimmer with silver. Philip Lim painted his girls with brilliant chrome colours, whereas Michael Costello finished the tips off with sparkly pinks. Chanel’s Peridot (£22) is an oldie but a goodie and shines in greens and golds depending on the angle.

4. Oceanic Angles

Nail Trends 2017

Want to add a fresh feel to your nails, look no further. The runways saw graphic designers and tropical aqua blues storm the stage. From Novis to Christian Siriano, this oceanic hue had us longing for beach holidays. Plus, the graphic designs kept it modern and cool. Try Essie’s In The Cab-Ana (£7) to get this look.

I will definitely be sporting all of these nail trends next year. It’s always surprising how much a difference painting your nails can have on your mood. So take some time out for yourself and get creative on those nails.