Monday, October 26, 2015

Mad about 'Pom Poms'


So you may have noticed that Pom Pom accessories are everwhere this season and I can't get enough of them. 

Here are 3 of my top 'Pom Pom' accessories. 


The Gloves


I just could not resist these Limited edition pom pom gloves from River Island. There are 7 styles to choose from online and these pink ones bring out the Carrie Bradshaw in everyone. I have now ordered the grey gloves with white pom poms to accessories different coats this winter. 








The Hair Band





This cute Topshop hair band will give your plain pony-tail some added fun, choose ether black, deep red or bright yellow. 

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative then Primark have a larger pom pom band at just £1.50

The Shoes 



How can you resist these pom pom pumps from Next. At just £28 they are great for work and casual running around town. For the party season ahead Next also stock these in a heeled style! 
I am just too excited! 







If you like any of the above and want to 'steal my style' then shop the links below... 

happy Pom Pom shopping 

See you soon x



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Monday, October 19, 2015

In a lash flutter


Fleur De Force and Eylure... What a beautiful combination...



It's no secret that I'm a lover of lashes and no one does it better than Eylure when it comes to choice and affordability (Range starts at £5.25) so i was super excited to see the brand had teemed with blogger Fleur De Force to create a lash range.  

The range consists of 3 strip lash styles and 1 individual lash kit

Fleur and Fabulous - A thicker band and bolder lash, perfect for evening glam. 

Simply Fleur - A thinner band with a more natural lash finish, great for day. 

Fleur Loves - 3/4 lash on a thin band giving a full flutter to the outer eye, great for day and night 

Couture Fleur - individual lashes which can be stacked over strip lashes for dramatic effects or individually applied to create a personal look


My favorite out of the range is 'Fleur Loves' as they are super easy to apply to the outer edge and with a little mascara blends perfectly with your own lashes. 
Currently these are sold out online so check out your nearest chemist and stock up! 






Application


1) Carefully remove from packaging by picking lash up with the band (grabbing the lashes themselves can cause the lashes to bed out of shape)

2) Holding the lashes in the center with tweezers apply a thin line of lash glue to the lash band and allow to air dry for a few second, this helps the glue go tacky and stop them sliding around during application. 

3) Apply the lash to the outer 3rd of your eyes close to your lash line. Hold the center in place for a few second then hold down each end for a few second to secure the length of the lash in place

4) Apply the other lash and allow glue to dry, don't worry if you have used too much glue as this dries clear. 

5) Once dry apply mascara to your natural lashes to blend to the false lash, mascara can be applied to the false lash for a more dramatic finish. 



I wore my lashes without extra mascara for a more natural look 

Removal and Care 


1)  when you need to remove, support your eye and gently pull the lash off being careful to to miss-shape the lash. 

2) Using tweezers gently pick the old lash glue off your false lashes by supporting them in between your fingers. 

3) Place lashes back in box and hold in place with the sticky dots, this will keep their shape for your next use. 





Leanne x 


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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Micellar Cleansing Water


Why I'm on my second bottle of Micellar cleansing water



I kept seeing the adverts for Micellar water on television and thought I'd give it a go. Essentially water and oil don't mix but Micellar water contains micelles which is basically a group of molecules that allow the two to come together, thus leaving us with beautifully clean skin. 



I'm using the Garnier Micellar cleansing water and first impressions were that it wouldn't last long but I was wrong. It lasted weeks!! As its a water its not perfumed so good for even the most sensitive of skins. 
Its so convenient to use; apply a small amount on a cotton pad and starting at the neck work in small circular motions towards the forehead, always cleanse against the hair growth. 
I love the fact that it doesn't push the dirt around your face but actually clings to the cotton pad. It's not drying on the skin and It leaves your skin feeling super clean. I can honestly say all other cleansers I've tried feel like they have left a film on the skin which I then need to rinse off. With this there's no rinsing or toning required!! I'm now on my second bottle and I've had no breakouts or reactions to using this product. 

After my mum saw the YouTube of mine and Leanne's cleansing routines she's on it too! You can watch this video below to see what other products we love at the moment. 


You can buy the Garnier Micellar cleansing water from most chemists and supermarket for around £5 for a 400ml bottle. 

If you're tried any that you love let me know 


Our Skin Care Routine 



Charlene x 
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

A 'Lush' Trick or Treat


I just love Halloween and couldn't resist the Pumpkin Heebie-Jeebie treat from Lush, a cute Pumpkin ball containing two products for just £9.95

Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar
This is my star bar! Its a Pumpkin that's gold and glittery and smells of winter spices, what more could we want this Halloween. 

Lord Of Misrule bath bomb 
A gorgeous sent that once in the water bubbles turn from green to deep wine in colour! 


The perfect Halloween to 'treat' your loved ones big or small









If pumpkin is not your thing then 'Bat Heebie-Jeebie' will do the trick containing two different products from their spooky range.

Lord of the Misrule shower scream
Nightwing shower Jelly


Click to buy from the Lush Halloween range 



Happy Halloween 

Leanne x 





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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Skin hair and nail tablets...Review

Hair vitamins seem to be taking over my Instagram and Twitter feed for the past few months and I have to say that even as someone who works in the hair industry and understands the growth cycle that I'm still drawn in by the before and after pictures. I'm not completely brain washed into believing that your hair can actually grow several inches in a month but am interested to know if the condition and general health of the hair is improved as a direct result of taking these vitamins.

Some of the hair vitamins on offer on average range from £20 -£35 a month and it suggests that you need to take them for around 3 months to feel the real benefits. This is a lot if money to commit to each month if nothing happens and to be honest id ratter invest this money in a good hair care brand specifically for my hair type and needs. After reading lots of reviews online about these vitamins there seems to be no difinative response that confirms they actually do what they claim. 



I decided to use a cheaper brands of hair vitamins on offer which are from the Wilko Wellbeing range called Skin, Hair and Nails and test to see if they make any difference. They cost as little as £2 for a box of 30 which requires you to take one per day. I have been taking these now for aprox 5 months and I genially believe they have improved the condition of my hair. It seems much stronger and breaks less. I haven't change my hair routine during this time so in could give a more accurate review so overall I do feel these are helping with maintaing the general health of my hair. My hair hasn't suddenly grown at a mirical rate but the reduced split ends means I've had less cut off during my regular trims than normal. I can't comment as to the effects on my nails as I have false ones and in general my skin is alway clear. 

I'm going to continue to use them as they're so inexpensive and I've had no side effects to report of.

Please comment if you have tried any that you think have made an improvement.

Thanks for reading x 
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