Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Lasting Lipstick

Occasionally in the world of beauty, you manage to totally overlook something that to the rest of the world, is already a cult product.

A product that when you eventually get round to using, you curse yourself for not having tried it AGES ago because it is THAT good.

Yep well, that was me with Too Faced cult Melted Liquified Long Lasting Lipstick.

I dropped the ball totally and this bad boy slipped through my metaphorical net and how I wish it hadn’t!

These gems provide the staying power of a stain, the intense colour of a liquid lipstick and the shine of a gloss in one.

They may sound too good to be true, but they’re not! They’re amazing!

I popped my Too Faced Melted Lipstick cherry with the stunning shade Melted Ruby; a vibrant, bright, true red.

I love a red lippie but hate all the work it takes to keep it on your face so was excited to see how this would fare.

The lipstick, if you can really call it that, is a luxuriously thick, non sticky fluid.

 I was struck immediately by how super pigmented the product was when I swatched it but I’ll admit, I expected it to smear and become more transparent when applied to my lips.

I was wrong. The liquid lipstick glided effortlessly across my lips, offering a dazzling shine with no stickiness and a colour which was thick, stunning and anything but uneven.

It was so easy to apply and looked fabulous, but did it last?

Actually, it did.

There was me thinking it would slip off my face within 20 minutes, but you know what, It didn’t. It clung onto my lips for dear life and wore evenly throughout the day.

The shine may have worn off a little but the colour remained, and given it was such a bright shade and would have been really noticeable, I was VERY impressed.

How had I not come across these sooner! Gah!

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick’s are available in a wide range of shades, from wearable hues of pinks and nudes, to bold reds and berries.

 You can get hold of them in Debenhams, as well as from various online stores and they cost £19.

I’m delighted to have started my collection and believe I have just embarked on a love affair with a lipstick!       

Easter at Hotel Chocolat and Giveaway

Looking for the perfect Easter Treat for friends or family this year?

Look no further than Hotel Chocolat.

Hotel Chocolate literally has something for everyone and to suit every budget this Easter.
Check out this lovely lot!

From scrummy little egglets, to traditional chocolate bunnies, giant luxury eggs, to quirky, unique ‘egg sandwiches’.

Within their vast range of products you’ll also find their Milk-Free chocolate, for those of us that can’t eat milk products. How thoughtful!

Grab their Milk Free Milk Goose Egg (£10) or indulge in some super cute Milk Free Milk Chocolate City Bunnies (£5.50)

(The City Bunnies are also available in Dark, Milk and Caramel and White)

 If you’re looking for something a bit different, their Egg Sandwiches will certainly fulfil that criteria!

Enjoy two slices of caramel chocolate pressed between two caramel egg shells, all for just £10 and available in Milk, White and Dark chocolate too.

If you’re looking for a little treat, I highly recommend the Raspberry Egglett in Supermilk Selector (£3.75) 

Within their revolutionary milk chocolate with 65% cocoa and less sugar than dark you’ll find a perfectly zingy, not to sweet raspberry ganache.

They are super addictive let me warn you!

Perfect for kids and adults alike is their Big City Bunny (£7.50), cast in 40% hollow milk chocolate, guaranteed to make anyone smile.

For the hard core choccie fans there’s really only one egg you’re going to need and that’s their range of Extra Thick Eggs (£27) each beautifully presented within its own luxury box!

Their Rocky Road to Caramel Extra Thick Egg features a pair of generous eggshells, one in 40% milk chocolate with cookies, puffed rice and chocolate chunks, the other in caramel-milk chocolate, AND 12 mellow chocolates devoted to all things milk and caramel!

It’s a chocolate lovers dream!

The entire Hotel Chocolat range is available online and in store now and to celebrate their fab collection I’m giving you the change to win one of their great Big City Bunnies.

To enter simply fill in the form below, goodluck!

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Sanctum Soho Rose Script Travel Bags

The Rose Script collection is a beautiful new line of travel wash bags from the iconic London hotel, Sanctum Soho.

Famous for being London's first "Rock n Roll" hotel, playing host to late night parties, frivolity and eccentric fun, you can now take the sanctum spirit with you wherever you go thanks to their new bags.

The stunning Rose Script print has been designed by one of the world’s most prolific tattoo artists, Dan Gold.

Renowned for his unique, revolutionary style of fusing tattoo art with graffiti, the collaboration is a match made in heaven.

There are three bags within the collection, Rose Script cosmetic clutch (£19), Rose Slouch Travel bag (£26) and Rose skull Cosmetics Purse (£12.50), with the two latter being featured in these photos.

The slouch travel bag is a fantastically big, gorgeously pink, snake skin printed bag. 

There is plenty of room to store all of your beauty goodies and it's big enough to double up as a clutch for a night out. 

Lined in hot pink, featuring a gorgeous Rose gold zipper and 'S' for Sanctum emblem, it's a fabulously feminine bag.

The Rose skull cosmetics purse is the perfect combination of feminine and edgy. 

The black skull of death sits nestled within hot and pale pink roses of life, contrasting images which together create a print that really stands out and catches your eye.

Also featuring a Rose gold zipper and hot pink lining, it's a real statement piece.

The third bag which is not pictured features the same Pink, Rose script print, this time with a thick black band through the middle of the bag.  

This wash bag doubles a clutch thanks to its straps which can be placed over your wrists, taking you effortlessly from day to night in one multi-functional bag.

Well done Sanctum Soho, your travel bag line is exquisite!

You can purchase all three bags from the KMI website now.

Marks and Spencer Beauty Bonanza

Let's face it, everyone likes a freebie and my favourite kinda freebies are beauty ones!

Visit your local Marks and Spencer between the 16th and 29th March to discover some fabulous beauty offers both in store and online.

Purchase any two Rituals products and this gorgeous Body Cream worth £17 is yours, totally free!

Buy any two Dr Hauschka products and walk Away with this mini kit worth £21!

The kit includes a cleansing milk, facial toner, revitalising day dream, lip care stick and rose day cream sachet.

The treats don't end there, check out some of the other offers on other brands!

L'Occitane: Free hand cream set worth £15 with the purchase of any two L'Occitane products.

NUXE: Free Prodigious Pouch worth £50 including an exfoliating gel with rose petals, hydrating mask and Nuxellence mini with any two NUXE purchases.

Leighton Denny: Free goodie bag worth £26 including a miracle mist, essential remover and wrap it up with the purchase of two Leighton Denny purchases.

REN: Free discover bag worth £34 which includes Evercalm gentle cleaning milk, V-Cense day cream and night cream and a KYAB beauty shot with any two REN purchases.

So, beauty lovers, make sure you head over to M&S later this month or miss out!