Monday, 30 May 2011

Monday ♥

- Strong brows, over the last couple of months brows have been a focus point I almost feel naked without my brows and lashes being down.
- Glitter polish, on my toes & my nails I just can't get enough of it. I went through a bit of a phase hating glitter but now I fully love it again. OPI do the best shades I adore their burlesque collection.
- Halo Hair Extensions 'The Halo', I have a video recorded on this it is simply genius.
- Running, hopefully you will have seen my latest vlog I have started running and I am loving it so far. It is very therapeutic to just run. My adidas trainers are so comfy too :)
- Freelance work, my little adventure is going really well and I have a few shoots lined up this week so I'm a busy bee.

- My sleeping pattern, it is so out of sync one night sleeping one/two nights awake! It is draining me completely, not sure how much longer I can go on at this rate so far its been like this for nearly a month.
- Rain, what happened to the wonderful sunshine?! I want it back :(
- Torn ligaments, I have seriously hurt my knee and I am tryna push through with my running but christ does it hurt some days.
- Forgetting my camera, I keeping forgetting either the camera or the memory card meaning I can't vlog. Note to self: REMEMBER YOUR CAMERA!

I haven't done one of these in absolutely ages hope you enjoyed :D

Friday, 27 May 2011

Bath time ♥

I have spoken about these two lovely products before, however after purchasing them again I couldn't wait to have a bubble bath with them! To be honest I hadn't had a bubble bath in 6 weeks, strictly showers I just couldn't find a decent bubble bath.

Melt Away Naked - Starflower foam bath  is jam packed essential fatty acids that help to restore your skins protective barrier and slow signs of ageing down. Now I still can't say if this is true - I'm on 19! But not a bad claim from a bubble bath eh? It doesn't give copious amounts of bubbles but I like that too many and I find myself irritated by them. I love this for how silky and soft my skin feels after I step out the bath, and the gorgeous scent is a bonus too.

300ml £3.99

Love me naked - Rose body wash  does exactly what it says on the tin, filled with rose extracts and anti oxidents to protect and soothe the skin, it is a lovely light but effective body wash for the bath or shower. What keeps me coming back to this is the scent! 

250ml £3.99

Two of my fave products to use for a lovely relaxing bath, candles are optional but highly recommended.

Follow me around while I get fit & vlog ♥

So I've decided aside from my blog series on getting summer ready, think all things tan, tone and beachy. However I thought that I might start a fitness series, mostly on youtube, taking you on my runs and walks I guess it would be a way to track my progress and a way to share my tips with anyone interested. 

I'm loading a video right now, a mix of a tag and a follow me around so you will see my run on there. Let me know if you would be interested in me doing this? I think it will give me more drive to get fit if you lot are watching!

Summer Lovin' ♥

MAC Hue & Underage seem to have replaced my bright lipsticks atm, I think because I've been wearing darker eye makeup I've opted to keep the lips nude. Love these colours, such a pretty milky pink combo.

Let me know whether you would like to see my top lipstick picks for summer!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Fave Fake Tans & Body Products ♥

Take part in the Help: Clear Skin 6 Week Challenge! ♥

Win a year’s worth of Help: Clear Skin beauty supplements worth £520

Works with Water Nutraceuticals, creator of 100% natural beauty supplements Help: Clear Skin,
has launched the Help: Clear Skin 6 Week Challenge with the chance to WIN A YEAR’S WORTH
of Help: Clear Skin, worth £520!!

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Works with Water Nutraceuticals is so confident that people who suffer from spots will see
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take Help: Clear Skin for 6 weeks, keeping a ‘skin diary’ and taking a weekly close-up photo of
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What’s more, whoever experiences the most dramatic results in their skin will win a whole
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If you suffer from spots or acne and would like take part in the Help: Clear Skin 6 Week
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will not be uploaded on to Facebook).

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Day to Night ♥

I thought it would be fun to do a video showing you how I would go about taking my everyday makeup and glam it up for a night out! 



Rimmel have developed a new mascara that will take you from Day to Night, meaning you don't have to use multiple mascara's (guilty!) to get long thick lashes to flutter at the boys with. The Glam 'Eyes Day2Night Mascara creates two very different sets of lashes, by having one brush but two stoppers depending on what look you want to create. The length side gives you less product on the wand, leaving you with natural long lashes for day and the volume side allows more product on to the wand giving you with some seriously volume to your lashes.

When I'm off out I much prefer to adapt my makeup rather than taking it all off to start again, so this product allows you to do that. As mascara it the worst part of re-doing your makeup it can be a pain to take off.  So if after work or a day with the girls you fancy going out, just whip out some liner, bright lippie and Rimmel's Day2Night mascara and you are good to go!

I have been loving this mascara, easy to apply and gives you some great WOW lashes. My day to night finished look! Hope you enjoyed this guys
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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Oh you do make a girl blush ♥

I thought it might be a nice post to show you some of my favourite blushes, these are my higher end blushes but don't worry I will do another post showing you my lower end blushers too. It was a tough decision narrowing them down but in the end I settled on the 4 that I use the most and that have been repurchased.
♥NARS Desire
I think this is a really fun bright pink shade, it is matte so sometimes I find it does look a little flat on my cheeks but a little sweep of MAC Dainty over it immediately lifts it. NARS blushers are really fab when it comes to pigmentation, you need the lightest touch of your brush to get enough colour and they last on the cheeks nicely. Blushes won't last you all day but for me NARS blush do last the longest on me.

♥Chanel Orchid Rose
This was one of my first 'high end' blushers and it has remained a firm love of mine since I bought it. It gives me such a natural rosy pink flush to my cheeks, it has a subtle shimmer through it which helps to naturally highlight your cheeks.

♥MAC Dainty
I'm sure you have all seen this blusher but I had to include it in my favourite blushes as I find it such an easy pink shade to wear. It is one of the few MAC blushes that I have repurchased, I love the sheen it gives my cheeks I like my blushes to really lift my complexion and highlight my cheeks this blush certainly ticks all my boxes.

♥NARS Orgasm
I won't say too much on this blusher as we have all seen it a million times before! Orgasm was the first NARS product I ever purchased and every recommendation for this blush was right, it is just the perfect peachy pink shade in my opinion. This is always going to be a staple for me.
Top row:
NARS Desire; Chanel Orchid Rose
Bottom row:
MAC Dainty; NARS Orgasm

What are your favourite blushes? Let me know what are your must have shades and brands.

Too much coffee.. ♥

Makes Louise do this..

Idiot much?

Monday, 16 May 2011


I want to be orange ♥

Second little post for you today in the form of my NOTD, not sure what the colour is called but its from Max Factor and I think it is a great vibrant colour for summer. I saw this at a Max Factor event being modeled by the gorgeous Caroline Barnes who is Max Factor's make-up artist. It was great to meet her and have my makeup done by her too, as soon as I saw her bright orange nails I knew I had to get my colour lacking hands on it.

p.s excuse my nail growth I'm due to get my nails done this week!

Pearls of tanning wisdom from Xen Tan♥

I will warn you this is a photo heavy post! This nifty little book came along with my latest Xen tan product, Xen Tan's little book of tanning, is crammed full of all the tips you need to get a flawless golden tan. I loved the idea and thought I would snap some pictures so you can have a read and hopefully it will help you get a streak free bronze goddess tan. It covers everything from at home tanning to getting a spray tan, with tips for before, during and after to ensure it all goes smoothly. If you haven't tried fake tan before this is a great place to cover all the steps and if you a fake tan lover maybe you'll pick up a tip or two.

Hopefully this was helpful to you guys :)

Sunday, 15 May 2011


I thought this would be of interest to you, in the run up to summer we all want to look our best. So here is a competition for a chance to win some products from Espa, their new Lift & Firm range has been developed to help beat the signs of ageing and is packed with ingredients that promise to leave you with supple, smoother and radiant skin. Espa products are also now free from:

-Synthetic colour, fragrance and parabens
- Phthalates
- Mineral oil
- Silicone
- Propylene glycol
- Petrolatum

formulations now average over 99% natural ingredients and are both luxurious and efficacious 
ensuring that consumers enjoy the ultimate skincare experience. 
The new Lift & Firm age-defying collection has been specifically developed to tackle the signs of 
ageing and allow the inner, youthful self to shine through. Sourcing only the finest ingredients, the 
collection is packed full of potent age-defying properties to revitalise the skin and treat fine lines"

The new Espa ranges has some fab products, NEW Lift & Firm Mask,  NEW Lift & Firm Intensive Serum, NEW Lift & Firm Moisturiser, NEW Lift & Firm Eye Serum and NEW Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Moisturiser with prices ranging between £38 to £55. 

You can find out more about the Lift & Firm products hereThe new ESPA collection is available from nationwide spas, Liberty of London 
and selected Harvey Nichols stores.


To celebrate the launch of the new range I have a full set of the new products to giveaway to one lucky reader, to enter all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me why these fabulous products would be good for you!?

Only one entry per person, you must be a follower of my blog via GFC and leave your email address in the comments so you can be contacted if you win. Winners will be picked at random so keep your fingers crossed!

The giveaway will end on 23rd May and midnight (GMT)

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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Clarins Crystal lip balms ♥

Now I am a big lip balm lover and these beauts are my new lip balm loves, Crystal lip balms from Clarins. They give an instant hydration to your lips with a balm that has a sheer tint of colour (so don't expect the colour you see in the tube) with a smooth feel on your lips. I love the subtle wash of colour they give, perfect for enhancing your lips in a really natural way. I find myself grabbing these over lipstick some days as they feel great and look very natural if I'm keeping my makeup rather simple. I also can't get enough of the scent of these, I love lip products that are fruity scented so the berry fragrance goes down very well with me. The Clarins crystal balms are packaged beautifully in sleek silver tube with a colourful base to show you the shade, which is handy for storing so you can easily find the colour you want.