The Perfect Red Lip...

Red lips just ooze glamour and add that little bit of oomph to a simple outfit. Have a read of this post to find out my favourite products and tricks to create the perfect red lip ...

What's on my iPhone?...

I saw this tag video on one of my recent YouTube catch-up sessions and thought it would transpire well into a blog post. I love seeing what apps people use on a day to day basis so here's what my iPhone 5 is loaded up with: ...

Event: #shhealthysmile at Everyman Cinema

At the beginning of the month, I was invited down to the Everyman Cinema in Leeds by the lovely team over at Simplyhealth to enjoy a good ol' giggle with my Sister...

YourTea Tiny Tea Teatox

So here we are 7 days into my Tiny Tea Teatox and I've really enjoyed it! The first thing I noticed is how much my skin has cleared up. I genuinely didn't think that this was a benefit of the tea, considering it is essentially a 'weight loss' system ...

Coral Ombre Nails

Not a perfect ombré, but these colours look so good together that I can forgive the fact that I don't have five perfectly gradiented coral tones in my nail polish collection ...

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Batiste Graffiti and Paisley...

Dry shampoo, where would we be without it?! Batiste is without a doubt my favourite brand of dry shampoo and I owe many '5 minutes more' snoozes in bed to them. Who wants to get out of bed earlier than needed on these cold winter mornings, I know I don't!

Batiste Dry Shampoo Paisley* and Graffiti* £2.99 each
Paisley has a really feminine fragrance to it that I really like, It's light and refreshing without being too overpowering, and consists of top notes of Grapefruit, Lime & Cassis, middle notes of Jasmine, Rose, Apple, Raspberry & Patchouli and a base of Musk, Vanilla and Caramel. Graffiti on the other hand is a lot more masculine with fruity top notes of Apple, Wild Berry, Grape & Citrus, middle notes of Jasmine, Lily & Iris and a base of Musk, Coconut, Sandalwood and Cedar. The Sandalwood in this one really stands out and sets it apart from the really floral and tropical scents that are usually associated with dry shampoos and I can definitely smell why this is described as en edgy and urban fragrance.

The results, as ever with Batiste, are great, refreshing hair without weighing it down and leaving it looking powdery. My favourite of the two scents is definitely Paisley and it has replaced my previous love for the Cherry scent!

Have you tried either of these or does a different brand hold your allegiance?

Much Love, 
Lauran 
xxx 

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Christmas Gift Guide #2: What to Buy HIM?!...

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway and with only 13 more days to go! Men are literally THE most difficult to buy for (thank God I only have to buy for my Dad this year!) so here's a few suggestions if, like me, you struggle buying for the boys in your life...

  1. I'mAStar Clothing Kanye West T-Shirt £25 
  2. Nike Blazers £69.99
  3. Crystal Head Vodka £59.99
  4. River Island Superman Comic Book Mug £6
  5. Solo Beats by Dr Dre £118
  6. American Candy Hamper £17.99
  7. River Island Christmas Jumper £38
Check out my post on the new I'mAStar label here. Their T's designs are all about edgy fashion and individuality whilst ensuring it is affordable and accessible to everyone who wants it. Who wouldn't love to stare at Kanye's face when the other half starts talking about xboxes and football ... *yawn*

Hampers are always a unique gift idea. You can fill it with their favourite sweets/chocolate from the supermarket, retro sweets or American candy we can't usually get our hands on. The best thing is that you don't have to stick to a store bought one and can really personalise it depending on who you're buying for. Who doesn't love food right?!


A cheesy christmas jumper is a MUST in my opinion and this year, the high street has gone a little crazy and I've seen such an interesting array (the guy who was walking around the German Market with a light up snowman one, high five!). This one from River Island isn't too crazy that it couldn't be worn throughout the other winter months. ASOS has a great range of Christmas Jumpers at the moment. 

Whilst the Nike Blazers and Dre Beats are slightly cliché they do make great gifts that'll last and the Crystal Skull Vodka is really unusual and makes a welcome change to the standard bottles of alcohol everyone receives at Christmas. 

What are you buying the guys in your life this Christmas? 
Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Friday, 7 December 2012

High Maintenance: Looking After Blonde Hair...

Blonde hair is notoriously difficult to maintain, constantly threatening to turn various shades of orange and prone to becoming dry and breaking. Although mine is ombré, I treat it as if it was wholly blonde and here are my saviour products:

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo, Pro:Voke Brightening Shampoo, Dove Nourishing Oil Care Express Treatment Conditioner, Pro:Voke Revitalising Dry Shampoo
To counteract the dryness in my hair, I always pick up nourishing products alongside my usual John Frieda Go Blonder range. These Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Express Treatment Conditioner contain a blend of Argan, Coconut and Almond oils to smooth, nourish and replenish the hairs fibres. The oils are instantly absorbed by the hair and you can instantly feel the difference in it and there's no oily residue. 

The one product I always recommend for blonde hair is the Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo. The violet pigment knocks out any brassy tones and brings out the true blonde tones in your hair. It's £1.99 at the moment and hands down beats the more expensive toners and treatments on the market. I use this twice a week, but be careful how long you leave it on though as it can tone your hair violet if you have white/blonde hair. The Revitalising Dry Shampoo is different to other blonde dry shampoos in that it is not tinted. Its aimed at protecting colour treated hair with UV absorbers alongside refreshing and adding volume to hair styles. The formula is good too, I don't think it's as good as Batiste at refreshing hair, but it does leave a nice sheen to the hair whilst still making it look clean. 


As well as these, I use the L'Oreal Elvive Extraodrinary Oil before blowdrying and as a finishing touch to seal in my style and keep any fly aways at bay. 


What are your saviour products?


Much Love, 

Lauran
xxx

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Friday, 30 November 2012

Masculine Footwear: DUO Boots...

When you see Victoria Beckham in flats you know there's something special about them! She was recently spotted wearing Manolo Blahnik Monk Shoes, a masculine black shoe with buckle detailing, a far cry from her usual sky high heels. There's something about these masculine shoes that I really love, the comfort factor is definitely one point, but their ability to instantly transform the vibe of an outfit is the biggest. Whereas heels give a girly touch, masculine shoes whether Monk, Loafer or Brogue styles add that grungey, toughened edge.
Fontaine - £110
I absolutely LOVE the Fontaine Monk shoes. They are so unique and different to anything i've seen on the high street. They'd be great to pair with some cigarette trousers or tights and a dress. 


The deep purple wine colour of these Boots is perfect for Autumn and the style is a great twist on the heeled chelsea boots for those of you who prefer a flat boot for the winter. I live in slipper shoes at the moment and these Leopard Print ones are so cute! They're a great way to inject some print into your outfits. The style is really comfy and easy to wear with everything from jeans to disco pants. 

DUO is a brand which focuses on high quality footwear with sophisticated styling, nodding to current trends rather than being a slave to them. All of their boots are uniquely made-to-measure, in up to 21 calf sizes and 3 widths, so there is definitely a boot for everyone, especially if you struggle finding them on the high street. They have some stunning riding boot styles which are great to pair with some jodhpurs and a cosy fur collared jacket for the coming winter months. 

What do you think of Ladies boots by Duo Boots?
Much Love,

Lauran
xxx




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Monday, 26 November 2012

Trend Report: Berry Tones...


Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, not for the weather mind, but for the cozy knits and deep autumnal shades. This year, the berry trend cannot be escaped, from Oxblood to Plum, there’s a shade to suit everyone whether it be in your clothing or make up, I for one have embraced berry lips with both hands and don’t intend to let it go anytime soon. My favourite shade of the moment being the much lusted after, Kate Moss for Rimmel Matte Lasting Finish Lipstick in Shade 107, it’s the perfect deep raspberry shade that nicely skates the line between deep and gothic and is perfect for all skin tones.
In terms of clothing, Oxblood shades are definitely dominating the high street and accessories and beauty accents are definitely my favourite way of incorporating it into my Autumn wardrobe, from a simple scarf to statement boots there’s something for every budget.
I am in love with this Topshop Coat (I have the grey version). The fur collar is detachable and can be used as an accessory in itself. The marl effect of this colour makes it really wearable and the oversized nature adds that masculine edge to any look.

The black detailing on this ASOS Bag means that it will complement almost any outfit, especially chunky knits, and instantly updates it for Autumn. These gloves from River Island will make sure you stay cozy if you’re a little afraid of colour! At just £13 they’re a real bargain.

Matching your nails with your lips is a great way of updating your look and giving a nod to the Berry Trend. I love Essie’s Devils Advocate and Topshop’s Wicked for this!

How will you be updating your wardrobe this season?
Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Friday, 23 November 2012

The Christmas Gift Guide #1: What to Buy HER?!...

It seems like it was only yesterday I was recovering from my Christmas dinner but somehow the festive season has once again crept up on me and I haven't a clue what I'm getting anyone! Typical... But here's a few little ideas to get you all started on what to buy that woman in your life, whether it be Mum, Sister, Daughter or Girlfriend:



  1. Casetagram iPhone Case £25.05
  2. YSL Glossy Stain in Red £22.50
  3. Ciaté Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar £38
  4. Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch £199
  5. Chloe Green Shoes £165
  6. John Lewis Fair Isle Onesie £35
  7. Lipsy Hat £14 and Gloves £16
  8. Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Sweetie Clutch £34.99
The Casetagram cases have to be my favourite little gift idea as they are completely customisable and there's one for most smart phones and other gadgets. You simply log in with your Instagram or Facebook details and can arrange your photos however you like to create a completely unique case. I'd add a bunch of family photos for a gift for my Mum, as me and my sister no longer live at home, or if it's for your girlfriend how about your favourite photos of you both together or a complication of photos from a recent trip. The possibilities are literally endless.

Everyone seems to be going mad for onesies at the minute! Whilst I love a good comical one I much prefer the Fair Isle print ones which hint towards Christmas rather than screaming it at you. Onesies are a great alternative to PJ's and so many brands have a wide range of designs to choose from, Primark and Boohoo.com for your lower price tag (£10 to £35) and OnePiece for the higher (£89 to £149).

A watch will always be a great gift that will last. Michael Kors ones have been my favourite for a while now and I love the rose gold tone, however  River IslandLipsy and ASOS all have some great dupes starting at just £22. 

For a luxury stocking filler, The YSL Glossy Stains are great. A hybrid of lipstick, lip stain and lipgloss, this will be perfect regardless of her taste. The red colour is bold yet classic, meaning it will last the seasons and the gorgeous YSL packaging is definitely worth the price tag.

Although not to everyones taste the Sweetie Clutch is a great statement piece perfect for the party season. Designed by Maison Martin Margiela, this will definitely be a winner with those Fashion addicted women in your life.

Finally, the Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar by Ciaté is a beauty obsessives dream. Forget the chocolate, this advent calendar is packed with 17 of Ciaté's bestselling mini Paint Pots, four mini Caviar blends, and three exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades you’ll not find anywhere else. I want mine now please!

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Soap & Glory Skin Care: The Fab Pore, Greatest Scrub of All and No Clogs Allowed...


I've been impressed with every one of the Soap & Glory products I've ever bought, but I've never tried out their skincare range. You know how it is with the Boots 3 for 2...

The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser was the product I actually went in to get (well after I saw the Sanctuary one was sold out). It's basically a cleanser which removes makeup and cleanses all in one, similar to the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish but with a fruity scent opposed to a herbal one, which I much prefer. I love these kind of creamy cleansers as they don't feel harsh or like they're stripping my skin of its natural oils. This felt so nourishing, my skin was left clean and free of make up too, which is definitely a plus, who has time to remove their makeup before cleansing?! This was fantastic at removing my eye make up too without irritating my eyes. After a week of using this twice a day, I've noticed quite a difference in my skin, it's a lot smoother and softer. I definitely think these kind of cleansers are the way forward for me! 

The Greatest Scrub of All Facial Exfoliator is probably my least favourite of the three products and the one I don't think I'd repurchase. It felt like it didn't really make a difference to my skin. It definitely does exfoliate my skin in a gentle way, but after using the Fab Pore, I don't think there's much else there left to exfoliate. The formula is creamy and contains little exfoliating spheres which burst when massaged into the skin.

The No Clogs Allowed Face Mask is literally the weirdest face mask I've ever used, including the REN Glycolactic one! It's a self-heating mask which tuns blue when applied. Aside from making me look like a Smurf, it actually has done wonders for my skin. This is marketed as a deep cleansing treatment for greasy and blackhead prone skin and I've noticed that my skin feels so much fresher when I've removed this, pores appear smaller and any blemishes reduced. 

Overall, I'm really impressed with the S&G skincare range and really want to give some other products a go, especially the Facial Peel Mask. What do you think of the brand? Have you found some skincare saviours?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Saturday, 17 November 2012

ImAStar Clothing and Gaz Geordie Shore's Project 722...

I'm sure if you're a fan of Geordie Shore you've seen the hype around Gaz and his new Project 722 menswear store opening on the 8th December in the Metro Centre, Newcastle. It boasts Gaz himself working there every Saturday, 8 out of 10 of the best clothing brands and a Fifa Zone. I can imagine every boy in the North can't wait for this opening!



Friday, 16 November 2012

A Bright Lip in this Weather?!: 17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Hot Chilli

17 Lipstick in Hot Chilli £4.29
This lipstick is a classic case of 'see it, buy it' even though I have a million other similar shades... Oh well beauty addict for a reason!

17 isn't really a brand I get drawn to a lot and I've not tried a lot from them either. The formula of this lipstick is actually lovely, although I don't like it's shape (it doesn't have the point that most lipstick bullets have which make it easier to apply precisely) the colour is gorgeous. In person it's a really bright orange with a slightly red undertone which makes it really wearable. I tend to pair a bright lip with a neutral eye to keep the focus on the lips and keep the look daytime appropriate. 

As for staying power, given the name of this line is 'Lasting Fix' I don't think it lasts that long, it smudges and wears away quite easily, but I think the colour pay off is worth the extra application or two. I tend to seal it with a layer of Lipcote to keep it in place and that works treat! For under £5 it's well worth a try if you're on a budget.

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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We Got Locked Away...


What I'm Wearing:
  • Shorts - Glamorous @ Republic
  • Shirt - Primark
  • Contrast Sleeve Jacket - Primark

Make Up:
  • Base - Rimmmel Match Perfection Ivory and Stay Matte Powder
  • Concealer - MAC Studio Finish NC 15
  • Bronzer - Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer
  • Blush - Vivo Baked Blush
  • Eyes - Shade 2 MUA Heaven and Earth Palette, Urban Decay Half Baked and Smog, Buck through the brows, L'Oreal Super Liner and Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara 
I'm not really up to much today aside from working on a couple of blog posts and making the most of this little peak of Yorkshire sunshine.

I absolutely adore the collar on this Primark shirt, it's the kind of detailing that gives this £12 shirt and expensive edge. It's a great shirt to pop under a jumper to add a pretty detail. The jacket was a mere £15 and is a much cheaper alternative to the Zara and Topshop offerings. I knew this wouldn't be the sort of jacket I'd wear all of the time, so getting a cheaper version was a no brainer. The shorts are probably the most uncomfortable ones i've ever worn (riding up in placing they really shouldn't be!) but I love the edgy look they give. 

What are you all up today?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

REN Skin Care: Kit for Blemish Prone Skin...

REN ClearCalm 3 Kit for Blemish Prone Skin - £15 for 70ml
Forever on the quest for perfect skin, I picked up this little trial of the REN Clearcalm 3 range which contains samples of the Clarifying Clay Cleanser, Total Clarity Day Fluid, Replenishing Night Serum and the Clarity Restoring Mask and I think I may have started a slight love affair.

The Clearcalm 3 range is tailored for blemish prone skin and targets the 3 key causes of breakouts; Sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria (yum!).

The Cleanser contains Salicilin which is a great ingredient for acne as it has antibacterial and exfoliating properties. The Mask contains Sulphur which reduces inflammation and the Ligonberry in the Night Serum helps to counteract hyper pigmentation, sounds all very technical but the brand REN uses only 100% plant and mineral derived actives. I love this about this range. Products such as ProActiv work, but contain so many things it forces you to question whether it is actually doing your skin any real good?!

The system works really well together as well as on their own as an addition to your current routine if you have a particular skin complaint. This is why I think I prefer this to ProActiv.I felt like each component part actually did something to my skin and helped it in some way. The cleanser left my skin feeling refreshingly clean and removed all traces of make up, whilst soothing and calming redness. The mask stung on affected areas, which made it feel like it was really working and any active breakouts where dramatically reduced the next day.

After using up all of the samples, my breakouts have reduced significantly, the worst ones are now confined mainly to my chin, but far less than before I was using it and around the same level ProActiv left my skin. 

Overall I'm really impressed with REN, their service is amazing and the results speak for themselves. I'm definitely picking up the full-sized cleanser!

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Monday, 12 November 2012

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation: 115 Ivory...


The Maybelline Fit Me range has finally landed on UK shores! I picked up the foundation in the shade 115 Ivory recently and have been giving it a good test drive for you all.

The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is a gel formula without oils, waxes or fillers to give a natural and flawless coverage which lets your natural skin tone to shine through. Firstly this has to be the lightest feeling foundation I've ever tried. It feels like I have no base on at all and you can't feel it on the skin either, my skin feels soft and smooth and not caked with make up, which is a refreshing change from MAC Studio Sculpt. 

The coverage is very buildable, one light application evens out skin tone with ease and buffing in a little extra over problem areas leaves a flawless yet natural and dewy finish to the skin. Since buying this foundation I've found myself wearing less make up and going for a more natural look as I really like the way my skin looks with this product. It is very similar to the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation (review soon) for those of you who have tried that out, however I think I might just prefer the Rimmel one!

As for staying power, it sticks around for about 6 hours using my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, it would definitely last a lot longer on those of you with a more normal skin type. For £7.99 this really is a great budget foundation, and the glass packaging makes it feel a lot more luxe than it is.

Have you tried anything from the Fit Me line? I really want to pick up the concealer and setting powder too.

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2012

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask..

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask - £30 for 50ml 
This little beauty has taken the beauty world by storm; containing the 'it' ingredient glycolactic acid, this is a chemical exfoliant and claims to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve skin tone and combat blemishes (to name just a few).

The thought of using acid on my face did make me a little wary, but glycolactic acid is derived from fruit and works to loosen dead skin cells which make the complexion look dull and lack lustre. The REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask is a 'peel mask' which chemically exfoliates the skin to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion. Products like this are great for oily skins such as mine as it reduces the amount of oil on the skin, reducing the likelihood of  breakouts from blocked pores. 

As far as face masks go, this is certainly unusual, from its marmalade texture and citrus scent to the tingly felling it leaves on the skin. After leaving this on my face for the advised 10 minutes and washing it off, my skin felt amazing and looked really healthy. All other products I used afterwards just sunk straight into my skin and seemed far more effective than usual. Obviously this is only a small amount, and there has been no drastic improvement in my scarring, but I have seen fading on the smaller areas and breakouts seem to have reduced after using it once or twice a week for a month or so. 

Overall, I really want to purchase the full sized version, as with any skincare regime, it takes time to see its full benefits.

Have you tried anything by REN?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Autumn/Winter: House of Fraser Dress Picks...

Autumn/Winter '12 is all about Gothic, Baroque and leather adorned in shades of berry and opulent embellishments. House of Fraser is filled to the brim with designer and high street brands each offering their own interpretations, here are a few of my favourite Autumn/Winter party dresses;


I for one am embracing the leather trend with full force and this Lipsy number combines it with this beautiful pattern. Big patterns are great for making parts of the body look smaller and the peplum shape is perfect for hiding tums and faking Kim Kardashian worthy curves.

This stunning Red Lace French Connection Dress (The USA variation of) was seen on the gorgeous Taylor Swift recently. The skater skirt is universally flattering and the red lace adds a touch of Hollywood glamour. The berry tones this season run from bright reds to deep plums and burgundy's so there is definitely a shade to suit everyone.


My favourite trend has to be heavy sequins and embellishment, you can't help but feel amazing in a full sequin dress! Keep shapes simple and classic when going for sequins or embellishment to help streamline the figure and make the piece last the seasons. This Mango Sequinned Shift Dress is perfect for the upcoming party season, and can be paired with a fitted blazer and sky high heels for the ultimate in effortless sophistication. For all of you vintage lovers, this Biba Flapper Dress really fits the bill.


As the run up to Christmas seems to start in October in retail, I'm throughly in the spirit and can't wait to inject to Christmas Glam into my wardrobe!


What trends will you be sporting this Autumn?


Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Origins Skin Pick-Me-Ups: VitaZing and GinZing...

VitaZing £27 and GinZing £21
If you've not heard of these two products you've definitely been hiding under one massive beauty product rock! I recently ordered the Origins Super Spot Remover (review here) and as a bonus for purchasing online I got to choose a few sample products to try out. I picked up the VitaZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser and GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream amongst a few.


Origins VitaZing is a product I've been wanting to try for a while now. It is basically a light day moisturiser with a sheer tint, to perfect skin tone and leave it with a "holiday glow". The active ingredient is Mangosteen which has traditionally been used to treat skin problems due to its anti-inflammatory properties. 

It's an oil free formula which feels light and fresh on the skin. The tint leaves a natural looking glow and imperfections in my skin tone appear less visible. In no way is this a replacement for foundation or even tinted moisturiser in my eyes, but it makes a great base for foundation. I do however feel that when I use this product, my skin is slightly more oily than usual at the end of the day, but on the other hand my makeup looks a lot better and applies with greater ease. 

Overall, this is not a saviour or must have product in my opinion, but I am really enjoying using it. I will probably be repurchasing a full sized one nearer Spring time when I will be favouring less make up and a fresher look to the skin. 

Origins GinZing is a brightening eye cream which aims to hydrate and de-puff the eyes. The product itself is a pearlescent tinted cream, with a slight 'foundation scent' to it. Caffeine, ginseng and magnolia extract all combine to pep up, brighten and disguise dark circles, instantly faking a long restful nights sleep. 

I have absolutely loved using this moisturiser! My eye area is not only hydrated but bright, and using it has lessened my need for under-eye concealing. It has been such a life saver after a heavy night out and an early start to work, I dab this under my eyes and all evidence of the previous night is gone. 

I will definitely be repurchasing this! A little goes such a long way and I can see this little 5ml sample lasting an age.

Have you tried either of these products? What did you think?
Much Love,
Lauran
xxx 

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Monday, 22 October 2012

Origins: Super Spot Remover...

On my quest for skin-perfection I'm always reading up on skin care. Origins is a brand I've heard of solely through blogs and all of their products are packed full of skin-loving ingredients. I'm becoming more and more conscious of what I'm putting onto my skin as I'm becoming more knowledgeable of skin care and associated ingredients. Anyway, I ordered this little gem after reading so many great reviews.

The Origins Super Spot Remover is a gel which contains a potent mix of salicylic acid, red algae, caffeine and exfoliators to help reduce, fade and fight spots and blemishes. I've used these kinds of treatments for as long as I can remember, from Oxy10 to PanOxyl with varying degrees of success. 

I've been using this after I've thoroughly exfoliated and cleansed my skin, at night, to gain the best results. I dab the smallest blob of the gel onto any spots and leave it to work its magic. I warn you, this stuff STINGS, but to me this means it's working. The gel sort of sets and provides a layer over the blemish which then dries it out, (this all sounds very gross) reducing the size and redness of the blemish overnight. I do suggest using a moisturiser if you're using this on large portions of your face, as it does dry out my skin and leaves it feeling tight especially across the cheeks. 

The bottle is minuscule! I was actually surprised at its size, but a little product does goes a long way. However, £13 for just 10ml is a little steep in my opinion when products like PanOxyl are less than £5 for a tube full and basically do the same job (just less effectively). I am slightly on the fence with this product, I really love the results and the 'quick fix' it provides, but the price and amount of product really puts me off repurchasing it. 

Have you tried the Super Spot Remover? What did you think, is it worth the price tag?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Berry Lips: Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Collection

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick 107 (Wine) - £5.49
I've fallen hard for the berry lips trend this season and I'm instantly drawn to the deep berry, almost gothic shades on the counters at the moment. I thought I'd ease myself into the trend with this, not too daring, shade of berry-goodness in the form of Rimmel's Lasting Finish Kate Moss Matte Collection Shade 107 (mouthful much?!).

The formulation of these lipsticks is amazing, not just for their price tag, but in general. Even though they have a matte finish, their consistency is not at all chalky or drying and the pigmentation and staying power rival MAC's Amplified formula.

I've used this in so many ways since I bought it; Dabbed on the lips to give a light stain, straight from the bullet (which gives a gorgeous deep raspberry colour) and mixed with black gel eyeliner... Okay that was an experimentation to see whether I could get it to look more dramatic and vampy and you know what? It really worked! Plus it DID NOT budge all night, WIN! 

I'm really wanting to pick up Revlon's Black Cherry as it is the classic deep berry shade, and plus it will save me using up all my liner. I've really loved pairing this bold lip with a flick liner and and minimal shadow, really letting the lips do all the talking. 

What do you think of the vampy lip for A/W? Do you dare to try?
Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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