14 July 2016

Instant Effects | Lash, Lips and Eyes





Hey there,

When you get asked to review a lip plumping product, your always a little bit jubious about whether or not it will actually work. But at the same time, super excited, with both fingers crossed, hoping that it is a miracle worker, and that your lips will double in size, (Just give me some of that Kylie Jenner lip already). If fuller lips weren't enough, I've also been testing out the instant lash and instant eye serum too...

The instant effects *instant lip, claims to increase your lips fullness by upto 20% within 2 minutes. And this can apparently last up to 4 days, smoothing out the lips too. Believe me when I say this, I really wish this product did just that, but I'm afraid no such thing happened. (Well at least to my lips anyway). I even had my sister and my flat mates test it out. Judging by the reviews on the IE website, either mines a dodgy product, or my lips just ain't having none of it, as it all seems to be raved about on there! (Please tell me I'm missing something).

My favourite out of the 3 was definitely the *instant effects instant lash. I started using it before my mascara in the morning, but soon changed it to a night time treatment after reading up on the '2 week challenge' (and that's when I started to see a difference). It claims again to increase volume by upto 20% in 2 minutes, and although I didn't see this in that exact timeframe, after a few days I noticed my lashes looking fuller, and they actually lined up in order, (If you know, then you know). My lashes are generally quite long and thick, but I'm one of those girls that loves a false lash, so I'm always looking for a way of lengthening, volumising and thickening my lashes out. As always these types of products do seem to good to be true, and although the difference is only subtle for me, this could be a great little wonder product for those with shorter, more stubborn lashes. And FYI, it doubles up as a great brow tamer.

When an *eye serum tells you it will give your eyes a full nights sleep in just 15 minutes, you think this may just be the best eye serum ever created right? The thing is, I find it really hard to judge how good a eye product actually is, yes I can love the feel, and I can notice the hydration, but the eye area can appear slightly different on a daily basis for me. I know my dark circles love to make an appearance in work and when I have a lovely hangover. Eye products are something I feel a lot of people over look, and actually they are one of the most important fragile areas of the skin to look after. It is hard for me to say whether this serum did wonders for my eyes or not, (I'm not even sure if a before and after photo would help, or justify things), what I can tell you is that it is very refreshing, and comforting around the eyes, and I am pretty happy with it.

What Instant Effect would you be after?

Lots of love,
KBxx


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4 July 2016

Next Beauty - Make Me Beautiful







Hey there,

So when your make up bags been pretty much taken over by next beauty for the past couple months, it's probably about time I talked about it all right?

Since the Next Beauty event back in March, I have been absolutely loving using their make up items. The favourite being the simply peach lipstick, as it is just seriously beautiful.
But I've also been pleasantly surprised by the shimmer blusher brick! I'm usually a golden glow kinda girl, but these pink shimmer tones are just something else! (Possibly a Bobbi brown dupe??).

Being a girl who's fairly new to the whole winged liner look, (And still not perfected the look yet FYI), I've always stuck to black liners, as what else to finish the look off? Since Next popped a brown liner in my bag, I've been loving finishing my day time smoky eye with this more subtle tone. It's a lot more wearable than I had first thought it would be, long lasting, and the felt tip like application is so easy to use.

And although I'm still in love with the simple peach lippy, their coral crush shade is flawless for summer. Just give me a tan, a beach and some sunshine and this coral is a winner.

Have you tried Next Beauty yet?

Lots of love,
KBxx


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26 May 2016

My Sunshine Essentials





Hey there,

Hands up if you got excited by the brief heat wave the other weekend but then started panicking about not being summer ready? As I write this, it's actually raining, (funnily enough). And yes, those couple days of beautiful sunshine and heat was amazing, but it did slightly send me in to panic mode. I've recently done a couple HUGE wardrobe clear outs, which happened to consists of most my summer items, (that I am now kicking myself over), and well, my bikini diet mission, (I've apparently been on since Christmas FYI) has clearly not been working and my legs just aren't ready for that kinda sunshine commitment...yet!!

The thought of sunshine has definitely been making me reach for the fake tan more, (nothing better than a golden glow, right?) I've been loving Clarins new milky tan lotion, it smells great, (Less biscuity than normal tans, although I admit I do quite like the biscuit scent) it's so lightweight, but super hydrating! And the best part is that you can build your glow, so I haven't had to worry about looking too tangoed at the first sign of sun.

My make up bags had a little revamp too, switching up for more neutral, pink and peachy tones. Grabbing at the Bronzers and the highlighters of course, (not that I ever put these down). I have been absolutely rinsing my Next beauty simply peach lipstick, it has NOT left my side, or my lips for the past few weeks, and I'm obsessed. I knew I wanted it as soon as I saw Lydia E Millen wearing it at the next beauty event, and then when I realised I actually had one in my 'to blog' pile I haven't stopped using it. It's literally the perfect nude peach pink. And as always, MAC soft and gentle is at the top of my highlight pile. And when that suns out, you want to get that highlight right!

And finally, can we just take a moment to appreciate these beautiful Ralph Lauren sunglasses*!! They literally arrived just in time for that mini heat wave, (Great timing sunglassesshop) and I just LOVE the pink tortoise shell! A much more sophisticated frame to my usual go to aviator style, and now I just need the sun to make a reaapearance please!

Lots of love,
KBxx







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