21 March 2017

Beauty | Faux Cils


Hey there,

I think it's safe to say, that pretty much every girl out there, is on the hunt for the best mascara, right? And even when you think you've found it, you still continue buying others, in the hope they could be even better! I know I definitely have a handful of mascaras I swear by, but will you always find them in my make up bag?... Probably not. I have a habit of wanting to try new things, and getting completely sucked in by packaging, social media, other beauty bloggers and so on, so I just struggle to remain loyal at times, probably at all time, (Maybe it's just the beauty blogger in me).

Recently I made a pretty big splurge on mascara, probably the most I've ever spent and will ever spend on mascara. But do you know what. It is seriously worth every penny. And I'm already racking up the reasons and justifications as to why I can and should continue buying it.

I used to look at a £20 mascara and think that was a little luxury, but this time round I've spent £36 and I'm feeling a lot of luxury. (you can even buy it with some extra magic in it at £60).

The Chantecaille Faux Cils mascara, lengthens my lashes, builds volume, (with out clump), gives me that strong lash look and it NEVER falls down my face, (Deserves a round of applause for just that). The wand applicator is a dream, the formula is beautiful and I'm just overall loving my lashes at the moment! There's a lot of product in the tube, so even after a few weeks of use I'm not seeing it dry out yet. The only downside to the mascara, is that the product can build up at the top, so when you screw the lid back on, mascara tends to gets everywhere. Now I'm aware of the problem, it doesn't happen, as I've learned a little trick to get the lid back on minus the mess. So I'm all over this mascara at the moment!

What's your current go to mascara?

Lots of Love,
KB xx
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5 February 2017

Beauty | Bjork and Berries



Hey There,

Hands up who will go through their face creams and all the rest like there's no tomorrow, but the body products you were given at Christmas, (Literally) last you until the following year?This was me up until about a year ago, (Could be more, could be less, I have no concept of time anymore).

I have been in the beauty industry the best part of 8 years, done a ridiculous amount of body treatments, and dished out a lot of advice when it comes to body care, (I've just obviously chosen to ignore this myself). Having worked with Clarins products, and fallen in love with their Tonic oil, it's opened my eyes up to a whole new beauty addiction. And now I'm as obsessive with my body care routine, and as particular with my body care products, as I am my skincare. Not only do I body brush almost daily, exfoliate regularly, but I also cover the body in a rich body cream in the morning, and lather myself in an oil or serum in the evening.

I tend to get a bit more spendy on my oils or serums, as they hold more active ingredients than creams do, and as I'm not exactly balling, (And to be fair it's pretty great stuff), I stick to Superdrug's Vitamin E range for my body cream and exfoliator. Recently I've swapped the Clarins Tonic Oil, for a lovely Swedish Ecoluxury body serum, from Bjork and Berries. It first caught my attention when I overheard someone saying how calming and soothing it was on their skin, after they had a slight waxing fail. Once I had smelt it, (Infused with Cucumber, Lemon and a Birch) I was pretty hooked, and then I read the ingredients, tried it, and practically ran to the till and home to soak in it, (Not quite literally but almost).

The Bjork and a Berries Re-Activating Body Serum, is an organic luxury oil moisturiser, with beautiful active ingredients. To be exact, the ingredients are 99.9% natural origin, and 75% organic. It's rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9, Vitamin E, Borage seed oil, Sunflower seed oil, and Jojoba seed oil. All there to increase your skins cellular regeneration, (Definitely need some of that), while the Vitamin E works as an antioxidant for the skin. It literally feels amazing on the skin, and apparently I've been doing it all wrong, as Bjork and Berries suggest to apply it to damp skin!

If you haven't heard of Bjork and a Berries, go have a look on their site and read about their Ecoluxury Philosophy.

Lots of love,
KBxx


P.S Sorry I didn't get a chance to post on here last Sunday, it's been a little crazy, (And that is an understatement), in the world of house hunting. But we are back on schedule now.
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22 January 2017

Blondes... Take Note!




Hey there,

Blondes... seriously, take note!

I've been dying my hair for about 10 years now, so as you can imagine I have tried a lot of blonde and silver shampoos. But not quite found that loyalty to one... yet! I've been happy with most of them, a Touch of a Silver, being my most go to. Recently I was recommended the Lush Daddy-O shampoo, by my friend, (Who FYI, is not only blonde, but an amazing hairdresser and salon owner), to which my response was to obviously go and get my hands on some.

I'm a huge fan of Lush cosmetics, mainly filling my basket with Sex Bomb and Butter Bear, (two of my faves) on my trips to lush, (maybe chuck in a mask of magnaminty too), but I hadn't quite ventured into their hair care range, or even really considered it. But Daddy-O is something else, (And actually not just for blondes). Although it helps to revive silver and blonde tones, (Which my hair is in desperate need of, going in to its 12th week out of the salon) it's also infused with lemon and lime juice, to add light and shine to the hair. Seaweed to clean and nourish, plus the magic ingredient of coconut oil to hydrate.

I only use mine a couple times a week, but it really helps my hair keep that shine, and it's helping me get through the struggle of January, when the thought of a fresh new set of highlights is still out of the question.

Have you tried Daddy-O?

Lots of love,
KBxx
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