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 ...

Monday, 18 November 2013

House of Holland Nailed By Elegant Touch: Polka-Dot It...

Since I've been working nights and long hours (the whole reason I managed to have an accidental 2 month hiatus from blogging), I've real neglected my nails and they've not seen a nail file, let alone a slick of polish for a fair while. I picked up these Henry Holland press on nails and hands down they resulted in the most talked about manicure ever!
The pack comes with a mixture of painted and 3D polka-dot designs making it incredibly easy to create a design which suits your style. They lasted my 5 days of night shifts, floor moves and a stocktake which I must say is pretty impressive going! They'd definitely hang about a lot longer if you had a less hands on job. 

I can't argue with the quality of these nails, they're well worth the £8.99 price tag wholly for the amount of compliments I received (and the odd hand grab and nail stroking from the girls at work). The rest of the range is stunning as well, a great mixture of colours and textures, exactly what you'd expect from Mr. Holland. 

If you're after a stand out manicure for a special occasion I definitely recommend perusing the isles of  Boots to find these beauties, I can't wait to see the festive offerings!

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Superfacialist by Una Brennan: Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil...

Cleansing oils are by far my favourite way of taking off my makeup and cleansing my face. They're incredibly effective and leave my skin feeling soft and clean without feeling stripped. I picked up this Una Brennan offering after my skin went a little awry from running out of my DHC Deep Cleansing Oil.
Superfacialist By Una Brennan available at Boots
I have a slight love/hate relationship with this product. Lets start with the hate... The packaging... a viscose oil product in a bottle with the widest neck ever and no pump?! Who's brain wave resulted in that. I dug out a pump from a old hair product to use with it after spilling a large amount down the sink. Secondly, it has a really synthetic orange scent to it. It reminds me of a Body Shop shower gel.

But putting those aside, the Superfacialist Cleansing Oil is actually really nice. It is not as heavy duty as the DHC one, it even advises on the packaging that it is a pre-cleanse product and should be followed up with a cleanser. It removes makeup well and leaves my skin looking radiant but not shiny which can always be a danger using oils on oily skin. My skin feels so soft after i've cleansed with this oil, and when used in conjunction with the other products in the range, my skin is hydrated and dare I say, radiant?

Like I say in all of my skincare posts, I have acne prone skin and I just can't stress enough how much oils have improved my skin. I have consciously made more of an effort to stay away from products aimed at acne prone skin (La Roche-Posay aside) as they strip the skin of natural oils and ultimately make the whole situation worse.

Have you tried anything from the Una Brennan range?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

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