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Beauty // Lola Make Up Red Lipstick Review

If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack, Coco Chanel I am such a red lipstick girl. It doesn’t matter whether I’ve been blonde, a redhead or a brunette. A red lipstick is the classic colour that you bring out for all the right occasions – date night, job interviews, Christmas parties. It’s fun, playful, sexy and shows you’re not afraid to play with colour. And whilst I’ve worked my way through the different reds – girls, we all remember purchasing our first Ruby Woo for MAC, snapping up on the Rimmel Kate Moss shades and then over the years, I’m sure we all retreat to our tried and tested. Well, I thought I had mine. Until Lola Make Up turned up on the doorstep and switched up the game. Matte red? Tick. Long-lasting? Tick. Comfortable to wear? Tick. Enter, the game changer. This is the first piece I’ve tried from Lola Make Up. Up until now, they’re a brand I’ve spotted on Instagram and shown some virtual love too, but I was yet to …

Beauty // 5 Ways to Restore Damaged Hair, Skin and Nails

The winter weather and short days can leave you feeling sluggish, and often your hair, skin and nails will begin to suffer. Some simple tips and tricks will have you looking and feeling your best again in no time at all – carry on reading to find out more! Stay hydrated We’ve all heard how important it is to drink water, but we often don’t end up doing it. Make sure to get your 8 glasses a day, and swap out fizzy drinks or sugary beverages for a glass of water. You’ll notice a difference in how you feel in no time! To make it more interesting, try flavouring your water with cucumber or apple slices, or even citrus fruits. Eat healthy fats Healthy fats are essential for health, and can give your hair and skin a helping hand too. Omega 3 fatty acids not only contribute to normal brain function and a healthy heart, but more and more research points to the anti-inflammatory properties of Omega 3. This may benefit both skin and joints. …

Men’s Lifestyle // Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Ok, so the 14th February is fast approaching and I’ll admit, I’ve always been one of those girls who think it’s a date designed for gals. Flowers, chocolates and a cheesy AF card as easy to buy for a girl, but shopping for a guy? Whole. New. Ball Game. I’m lucky enough to have a bf who’s all about equality…which means he’s expecting a new XBox game on V Day and a variety of other gifts, like it’s Christmas Day. Which, I’m kind of not about. Enter, Gifts Online 4 U. A website, designed to make shopping your Valentine (or Galentine) that much easier. All without having to brave The Shops. Perf. So what should you buy your guy for V Day, that says ‘I love you bae’ without being too cringe and resulting in #boydonegood on Insta come February 14th… Gift Ideas Aftershave. Easy, necessary and with loads to choose from, it’s not something you can go too wrong with. Over the years I’ve splashed out on super expensive bottles of the smelly stuff that …

Beauty // Epionce Lite Refresh Peel Review

I’m sure you’re quite aware that I’m into skincare and I enjoy discovering and trialling new skincare products on the regular. But, when it comes to having treatments and caring for my skin – both old and new, I’m not quite as up to date. When I was younger I had a terrible bout of acne and saw a dermatologist when I was in my early teens, but since my mid-twenties, my skin has been pretty plain sailing, settling down into being relatively normal skin with the odd hormonal spot every now and again. So, when Pharmaesthetics in Ormskirk got in touch inviting me along to trial the Epionce Lite Refresh Peel, I was intrigued to say the least! Designed to hydrate, exfoliate and clear pores, the non-abrasive treatment was not as scary as a full peel, but my skin definitely felt the difference and was in need of some TLC. Results Photo on the left – Before the treatment Top right – Directly after the treatment Bottom right – seven days later None of the …

Beauty // Winter Skincare Solutions

Is anyone else just waiting for January to end so we can start to countdown to Spring and the hope that brighter mornings, light nights and we’ll no longer need our big coat every time we leave the house? The miserable weather and wind and rain that doesn’t seem to letting up and my skin isn’t thanking me for it. However, the poor weather means I’m investing heavily in my skincare routine, which let’s face it, is nothing new for me. Whenever I receive an email asking if I’d like to try a new product, I get extremely excited cos I adore skincare and discovering new products that add some much needed moisture back into my skin. So, I thought I’d share my winter edit of products that I’m currently loving… Skincare Heroes Australian Bodycare Anytime Balm This is a hero product if I ever saw one! Designed to be used on rough or tough patches of skin, it’s been a godsend over the past few weeks. It smells very minty, quite like Vicks and …

Beauty // New Products & My Take on Bloggers Working with Brands

One of the ‘perks’ if you will of being a blogger is you have a valid reason to try new beauty brands and products regularly. On my Christmas list this year you could have put money on finding my favourite perfume brand, YSL Black Opium and ‘new make up’ as a standard request. I love sharing new products on my blog and searching on Pinterest for photo and flat lay inspo as I genuinely love this hobby of mine and sharing my thoughts with you all. There’s so much talk at the moment surrounding bloggers working with brands and how these relationships/collaborations should work and my humble opinion is bloggers and influencers should of course, be pitching to brands. I work as an outreach & PR executive within a digital marketing agency, which means I have a variety of brands on my client portfolio and run blogger outreach campaigns for the majority. As a third-party to brands, it’s our job to educate our clients on how partnerships with bloggers actually work. Payment is still seen …

Beauty // Four Fave Burgundy Make Up Products

I haven’t shared any new additions to my make up bag for a while, so here we go with a new beauty post of the products I’m loving at the moment. Burgundy is the perfect wintery shade and whilst we normally reserve it for December, I’m putting this handful of products to work well into the New Year too. Billion Dollar Brows First up I wanna talk about this dark blonde brow product from Billion Dollar Brow. I hadn’t heard of the product before they kindly got in touch, but I’m impressed. It has an easy to use applicator brush and it’s not too dark for my very light blonde brows, thank god. NYX Butter Gloss I’m such a fangirl over NYX lip products. The consistency, the variety of colours and the many collections just have me at hello. This lip gloss is from the Butter Gloss collection and oh my word, it does what it says on the tin. Easy to wear and long-lasting, this gloss is in a brown-nude shade and I love …

Beauty // January Birchbox x Ohh Deer Review

I’m back with another Birchbox review – this time it’s the January box in collaboration with Ohh Deer. I’ll admit, my views are mixed as my subscription rolls on… The Good Ok, so I adore design. It’s very kitsch and playful, which I love and I’ve spotted Ohh Deer designs on Instagram so it’s good to discover a little bit more about the brand. Out of the five products included, I’m a fan of the Paul & Joe foundation primer, the night cream and Lord & Berry cheek tint. I haven’t tried Paul & Joe as a brand before, so the box is the perfect introduction and I loved the cute bottle the primer came in. As I mentioned above, I was also pleasantly surprised to receive the Lord & Berry cheek tint. It’s the perfect peachy shade for Winter and as we transition into Spring. The Bad I don’t wear eyeliner so this piece of the box won’t really get used by myself. One to re-gift to friends or family! I also think in …

Beauty // The Beauty Rooms, Ormskirk Review

You may have read my latest beauty post about the fabulous Urban Calm shopping event in the Met Quarter, back in December, when I mentioned the brand had a smaller store tucked away in Ormskirk, West Lancashire? I’ve lived in Ormskirk for two years now and I love a regular pamper sesh as much as the next girl. Getting my monthly shellac nails is my treat to myself as I feel my best when I’ve got nails done. So when the lovely team The Beauty Rooms invited me along in-between Christmas and New Year, when we were all firmly in Crimbo Limbo, I couldn’t say no! The Beauty Rooms is tucked away, just behind Burscough Street and from the outside looks deceptively small. This was my first visit as on first impressions, I wasn’t aware the store did nails, appearing to be more a beauty treatment haunt, specialising in facials, waxes and lashes, but I can confirm, it’s my new go-to for my nails! Arriving on a super wintery day, I was ready for a …

Beauty // Urban Calm, Met Quarter Event

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to an open evening store event at the Urban Calm store in the Met Quarter, Liverpool. I’d heard great things about the brand and already following the Aintree store on Instagram, so couldn’t wait to see what they had planned in-store! The event took place a couple of weeks before Christmas, offering mini manicures, massages and facials to those in attendance. Located on the second floor of the Met Quarter, the store’s calming atmosphere and variety of treatments available makes it a fantastic go-to, whether you’re looking to relax and have a pamper yourself or treat a friend or loved one to an after-work spray tan or a refreshed new set of gel or acrylic nails! It was also during the event I discovered there are actually three stores in the chain – the Met Quarter, Aintree and a smaller beauty store in Ormskirk, where I live…Expect to hear more about that in an upcoming post! The staff were extremely welcoming, knowledgeable about the variety of …