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One for the #bbloggers: ‘Beauty Hacks’ book

beauty hacksThink you know EVERYTHING there is to know about beauty? Well why not test it out with Esme Floyd‘s new book ‘Beauty Hacks’.

The book contains 500 beauty tips and tricks to make you the biggest beauty expert around. This includes advice on skin, hair make-up AND nails.

The book is perfect for beauty bloggers who want to become even more clued up, or even for beauty fans who want to add more knowledge to their armour.

You can buy the book from ASOS now for £7.99.

So what are you waiting for – get swotting up on some new beauty secrets today!

Sam x

Fresh product alert: Fruit Fix Bath Teas

fruit fixAre you a lover of a fruit tea now and again? Well then why not mix it up a bit and put one in your tub, instead of your mug?

But hang on, before you start throwing a Twinings in your bath! Because I’m not talking about any normal tea, I’m referring to Fruit Fix‘s Bath Teas.

Yep, that’s right, you can now get ‘teabags’ especially for your bath. The Beauty Fix box contains five ‘teabags’ all with a different fruity scent, or flavour if you will – orange, ginger grapefruit, pomegranate and peppermint that are designed to disolve and revive your precious bathtime.

You can buy the teabags from ASOS at £7.50 a pack for five, either for yourself or a fruity tea-loving friend.

Happy relaxing!

Sam x

Urban Decay introduces Gwen Stefani collection

gwenPop legend Gwen Stefani is known for her fierce make-up, especially her bright red lips, so it is no wonder that Urban Decay has chosen the star to collaborate with on their latest collection.

The range starts from £16 for a lip pencil and also features lipsticks at £18; brow box at £19.50; blush palette. which will set you back £35; and the most expensive item in the range, the eyeshaddow palette at £40.

The good news is that the collection is on sale NOW – check it out here.

Happy shopping 🙂

Sam x

Elizabeth Arden launches Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil

elizabeth-arden-introduces-eight-hour-cream-all-over-miracle-oil-300x377If you’ve never heard of Elizabeth Arden’s famous Eight Hour Miracle Cream, then quite frankly, I don’t know what you’ve been doing!

The famous cream has been a staple in women’s toiletry bags for decades, however get excited as the brand has revealed a spin-off oil product which is about to change your life yet again.

The Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil is ideal for use on the face, body and hair, providing luxurious, head-to-toe conditioning benefits and moisturisation for 8-12 hours,

The product, which is available now, uses Tsubaki oil from the camellia flower, native to Jeju Island off the coast of Korea, known for its anti-oxidative, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, smoothing and soothing effects. It contains a high concentration of Omegas 6 and 9 to help nourish, soothe and protect the skin. In addition, it helps to boost skin’s natural collagen to smooth skin and improve its overall texture.

Further natural key ingredients that enhance the formulation, according to Elizabeth Arden, include: grape seed oil to moisturise and condition the skin, ginger root extract to help improve the skin’s texture and tone, boswellia resin to improve the skin’s firmness, vitamin E to help condition the skin and protect against free radical damage, as well as olive, avocado and sunflower seed oils and rosemary extract.

All that for a bargain priced of £29 for 100ml! What are you waiting for – get yours now!

Sam x

Barry M introduces Nail Care Range

barry-m-cosmetics-launches-nail-care-range-300x222Barry M is known for its great nail polishes and now the brand have brought in a new range to make sure your nails are well looked after too.

The Nail Care Range comprises Super Mani (£3.99), a 7-in-1 treatment which offers seven benefits; hydrating and protecting enamel for healthy, nourished nails; Iron Mani (£3.99), a basecoat and treatment which strengthens, smoothes and protect nails from breakage; and Mani Mask (£3.99) which camouflages, colours and conditions nails and is available in two colours – Bashful (a light baby pink) and Birthday Suit (a creamy nude) for a semi-matte finish.

The collection will launch in high street favourites Boots and Superdrug on 20 January, so you’ll be able to start the year with lush nails!

Happy shopping 🙂

Rimmel launches The Only 1 Lipstick

rimmelLipstick fans listen up as Rimmel London has launched a brand new product for you.

The Only 1 Lipstick is basically a combination of the brands best moisturising and long-lasting lipsticks.

For all you science buffs, the lipstick offers pre-coated pigments which give full coverage in one easy stroke. It also contains lightweight oils and Vitamin E to leave lips all moisturised and smooth.

You will be spoilt for choice too as The Only 1 Lipstick comes in 14 difference shades. As well as this, Rimmel will be launching five new shades of its Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner range to compliment the new lipstick.

The Only 1 Lipstick will be available on September 30, and will be a bargain at £6.99.

Can’t wait to try!

Miley Cyrus announced as new MAC spokesperson

mileyMAC has announced Miley Cyrus as its new spokesperson for its ‘Viva Glam’ campaign.

Ms Cyrus will help launch two new products in the range for the brand in September, under the name GLAM Miley Cyrus II.

These two products will be a bright orange lipstick (£15,50) and matching lipglass (£14.50), which will have a sparkling pearl shimmer.

The full price, minus VAT, of the two products will be put towards women, men and children affected by and living with HIV/AIDS.

Skincare: Five ways to keep your skin supple in winter

With the wind howling and it getting darker and darker in the mornings, it’s pretty clear that winter is now well and truly here in Blightly.

I’m pretty sure you’re all getting out your woolly knits, scarves, coats and hats now, however, as well as changing your wardrobe, it is also important that your adapt your skincare to the seasons too.

Check out my five tips to get keep your skin smooth and supple throughout the winter period.

1. Go for a more heavy-duty moisturiser

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With the strong winds and cold temperatures, it is really easy for your skin to dry out in the winter season. This is why it is important that you ensure your skin is moisturised thoroughly so it doesn’t become sore and flaky. Unlike summer, when you will want a light moisturiser to reduce grease, you will want a much more nourishing product. I recommend No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream for your face, which has been designed to maintain elasticity and protect your skin from the environment. For the body, I love the Sanctuary Spa Body Butter, which is packed with cocoa butter and creamy shea butter.

2. Still keep up the SPF

clarinsAlthough you may think it’s time to put away the sunscreen, it’s actually important to keep up your SPF coverage in the winter. This is because your skin can still be damaged from UV rays, even though it may not be sunbathing weather. Try and go for a foundation that has SPF care in it such as Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation SPF15 or go for a BB cream like Garnier Skin Perfector BB Cream which already has it built in. If you prefer to go make-up free or you are using a foundation that doesn’t have SPF, then it may be an idea to invest in Piz Buin Ultra Light Dry Face Fluid SPF15, which gives you that protection. The product also dries straight away, so your face won’t be left greasy.

3. Invest in a good lip balm 

Again, with the temperature dropping it is easy for the lips to become dry and chapped if you don’t invest in a good lip balm. I recommend Carmex Moisturizing Vanilla Lip Balm SPF 15. This helps leave you lips supple and the vanilla flavour is delish’. The SPF also gives you extra protection from UV rays.

4. Go for a festive face packmoisture

As I said above, it’s important to step up your moisturisation in the winter. This is especially true for you face as this is the area that will be most exposed to the weather. To make sure you are as supple as can be, why not invest in a moisturising face mask, such as Superfacialist Rose Intense Moisture Mask, or if you’re even more serious, go for Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask.

5. Don’t forget your hands 

As well as your face, your hands can get very dry and chapped if they aren’t looked after properly during the winter season, so much so that they may even crack and bleed if you’re not careful. To avoid this, try Soap & Glory’s Hand Food Hand Cream Pump. You could also invest in the brand’s miniature version of the cream to keep in your handbag.

So there you have it – your guide to the perfect supple winter skin!

New hair: Fringed bob!

hairrHi guys,

Just a quick post to show you my new haircut! Now, I know it’s not really that summery to have a fringe & a bob, but I was just so bored with my hair. I had it short and was growing it out, but I couldn’t stand it being to in-between anymore and I didn’t want extensions, so there was just one thing for it – cut it off!

It’s probably a little shorter than I wanted it at the moment, however, hopefully it’ll grow quite quick in the sun so I can make it a bit more versatile. What I do love about a fringe though is that it makes me feel so much more stylish and makes me dress more fashionable I think, as I am trying to match in outfits with my fringe.

Anyway, I just thought I’d show you all. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of my new ‘do in my upcoming posts!

Sam x