Friday, 28 August 2015

YSL Fragrance Love | Parisienne Eau de Parfum

YSL don't just make the touche eclat. If you look beyond this cult highlighting product (breaking news; it's NOT a concealer) they do some great other makeup, skincare and fragrances.  I think the original Paris fragrance was one of the first main and 'proper' fragrances that I wore in my teens and Opium is a cult classic. 

I find fragrance such an important part of the beauty and getting-ready routine. It can be mood-enhancing, nostalgic and memory-evoking hence why many people, including myself have such a big range of scents to wear depending on the mood, season and occasion. Even to this day I can spray something like the YSL Paris (original) and it will take me back to to a sweaty club back in Bath with my thin brows, spotty face and my first pair of knee high boots. Some memories are better best forgotten and I have left that particular fragrance back in the past with my Rachel-from-friends-hairstyle but fortunately YSL are continually updating and creating new scents and I have a new love.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The New Thing : Make Up For Ever ULTRA HD Foundation.

Makeup Forever is a brand that is kind of known primarily for one thing ; the HD foundation. I have used a lot of their products and I love so many of the different bits they do, you can see some of my top picks here, but that foundation is kind of the holy grail and probably the best-selling thing from Makeup Forever. They have recently launched the HD Ultra foundation and lots of people are asking why change something that was pretty much perfect anyway....well the original is still available as normal so know need to fret; the ULTRA formula is just a step ahead and will fufill slightly different needs.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Smart Cleansing with Vichy.

Vichy recently launched some new cleansers into their Purete Thermale range which are gentle, effective and will cater for anyone's cleansing needs. In the range there is 5 different cleansers and waters... I am oily/combination and a touch on the dehydrated side at the moment so I have opted for the Purete Thermale Fresh cleansing gel and the innovative and quite brilliant Beautifying Cleansing micellar oil. 

These cleansers have been designed to work on the most sensitive of skins and provide optimum skin comfort. As always with any Vichy skincare these are made with Vichy thermal spa water and is hypo-allergenic, paraben-free and dermatologically tested. 

Monday, 24 August 2015

Laura Louise Beauty Summer Giveaway!

I've done a few 'brand collaboration' giveaways lately which is always lovely, but I haven't done one where I personally choose the products for AGES (maybe Christmas/new year?!) so here it is ; A range of great beauty products and brands that are sure to get your pulse racing a little...if not a lot. 

I'm giving 2 people the oppurtunity to win this time with a 1st and 2nd prize. These beauty bundles are worth over £250 combined and lots of full-size products as well travel sizes. 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

KIKO Cosmetics New Collection | Rebel Romantic

This is the latest line of products to launch from KIKO is the stunning 'Rebel Romantic'. Collection. In a summery ; whimsical, soft-focus, candlelit and rose gold. The packaging is some of the best I have seen for a while from KIKO and probably like you, I go a little soft for anything that has pretty rose gold packaging. 

As always with the KIKO seasonal collections there is a vast amount of product, including bronzers, bouncy (!) blushers, a contouring pencil set, eyeshadow quads, eye kohls, liquid liners, lipsticks, serums and brushes. Phew...yeah around 50 products to get your grubby mitts on. The prices are pretty much un-surpassable for the quality of product and I am such a big KIKO devotee and user...this collection lives up to the expectations for me and I'm totally sold by the pretty packaging.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Makeup Crush Monday #25 | Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

Say hello to the new Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette. It's a good 'un. I am a huge fan/stalker of Too Faced products and my recent trip to America made me even more of a fan as I got to preview some products that aren't out here yet and got to see the full brand in all it's sweet glory. Not only is it 'pretty makeup' aka it is packaged absolutely beautifully and the names etc are enticing, but the actual stuff inside is REALLY GOOD. 

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Hair Styling with Got 2 b & My new hair colour.

I am and always have been a little lazy when it comes to hair styling ; just because my hair is pretty crap anyway and it's just so fine/wispy that I can't really do a great deal with it. On a day-to-day basis I will usually just wash it every other day and let it air dry or if I want it to look semi-decent I will spend an extra 15 minutes drying it with my Babyliss airstyler. When it comes to actual hair styling products, my routine is really basic.....I will usually just use a spritz of leave-in conditioner, then I will use a smoothing cream once it is dry to tame down the frizzy-ness. Recently, after a quick consultation at a Got 2 Be hair styling event, I have been making a conscious effort to be more clever with my products and I have noticed quite a difference in the feel and look of my hair.