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Monday, 19 December 2016

Perfect Party Hair: Nicky Clarke SuperShine Curling Tong


I don't think there is any hairstyle more appropriate for a festive party than beautiful loose curls. I have been trialing the Nicky Clarke SuperShine Curling Tong recently and think it is perfect for the Christmas season and all the parties! A few months ago I posted my thoughts on the SuperShine Straighter which you can read here, I really loved how shiny they made my hair look so I was super excited to try the curling version! Like the straightener, this curling tong has the built in water reservoir in order to keep your hair hydrated. You simply have to fill this up with a little bit of water and it will stop your hair feeling dry and damaged over the festive period! The one thing I love about this curler is the clamp, rather than having to wrap the hair around the tong, I start at the bottom of my hair, clamp it in and then roll it towards the top of my head. I have a tendency to burn myself quite frequently when curling my hair so having the clamp and being able to roll it up my hair without having to use my hands definitely reduces injuries! Like the straightener, there are five heat settings. This means you can adjust the heat of the straightener depending on the thickness of your hair, I have pretty thick hair so I use heat setting number four! The barrel on this is 25mm which works well to create glamorous loose curls, personally I think it's the perfect size for my hair as it creates curls which can either look super glamorous or be styled in order to look more tousled. 

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette: The Perfect Christmas Gift


I think when I received this palette in the post, it was the most excited I had been about a product, ever! I adore Urban Decay products, their eyeshadow palettes are always on my dressing table and their Naked Concealer is a firm favourite in my makeup bag so I was so excited to try out this palette. I haven't tried any of the Urban Decay lip products before so I didn't know what to expect of the consistency or colour pay off. The lipsticks are probably the creamiest of any I have tried, they are soft and apply so easily to my lips without drying them. My lips feel moisturised and nourished, almost like a lip balm rather than a lipstick but the colour pay off is what you would expect from a lipstick. As the consistency is creamy, they take a little bit longer to apply than a more firm and matte lipstick but for me this isn't much of an issue as I much prefer a moisturising lip. 

The shades are all really pigmented, the shade 'Vanished' took longer to get much colour pay off but it is a pale nude so that's expected. The red tones like 'EZ' and '714' are absolutely beautiful shades and there are no pigmentation issues at all with these, it so lovely to wear a red lip which is comfortable and not tight or drying on the lips. This palette is super handy, if you're traveling it means you don't need a giant makeup bag for 12 different shades of lipstick, instead you get one palette full of 12 completely different shades. You can wear a nude, a bright and bold red, a deep plum purple or even a glittery pink shade. The palette also comes with a mini lip brush, I usually don't use brushes that come with palettes however the Urban Decay ones in the Eyeshadow Palettes and in this palette are really good quality and this definitely came in useful when applying the red shade in order to get clean and crisp lines. I think this would be the perfect Christmas gift for any beauty junkie!

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Beautiful Lashes from FalseEyelashes.co.uk


 
I've always been a fan of false eyelashes, I have really straight lashes so I always like to add some curl to them using falsies. I was asked by False Eyelashes if I wanted to try out some of their lashes so I immediately said yes! I wanted to pick a natural pair that I could wear everyday and then a slightly more dramatic pair for days I wanted a little more definition. For the natural pair, I went with the Kiss Chic Lashes. These just add a little bit more length to my lashes, I love how natural these are, they could definitely be worn as an everyday false lash as they don't look really obvious on the eyes. For the more dramatic pair, I chose the Fleek Lashes in the India design. These are a lot more feathery but I still think they're quite natural looking so I could definitely get away with wearing these as an everyday pair as well. The India pair are my favourite, I love the more feathery look as they look super pretty and I love how they look with winged eyeliner. False Eyelashes offer free first delivery on all UK orders, who doesn't love free delivery? False Eyelashes stock over 1,000 styles of false lashes from over 25 different brands, I will definitely be purchasing some lashes from House of Lashes as I've wanted to try those for ages! They have so many affordable lashes like Eye Candy lashes from £1.99 so there's definitely lashes for everyone!

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