Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Christmas Beauty: Lip Edition

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So since Christmas is well and truly on it's sleigh... see what I did there?! I thought it would be a fun idea to start a festive series which will include my top Christmas beauty picks! And to kick it all off I have decided to start with a personal fav - Lips!

Call me predictable but for me it isn't Christmas if I'm not wearing a red lip. My current go to red combo has been Kate Moss 107 paired with Revlon's lip gloss in Strawberry Fraise. 

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107 has been a cult favourite within the beauty community for the last couple of years and for a very good reason. The lipstick is a gorgeous deep matte red and is highly pigmented, so a little goes a very long way. For day time use I like to dab a tiny amount onto the lips and then blend using a lip brush and for evenings out or Christmas parties I like to line my lips and then fill them in straight from the tube for a more intense look. The packaging is sturdy and it's bright colour makes it easy to find when searching for it in my handbag! The thing I love most about it is it's excellent lasting power and the fact that it doesn't bleed - there is nothing worse than a bleeding lipstick... The only downside to the formula is that it can be a little drying so I'd recommend using a lip scrub and an extra hydrating lip balm before and after applying.

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Unlike 107, Revlon's Strawberry Fraise hasn't been a name that I've heard many people mention and I honestly don't know why because it is quickly becoming one of my all time favourite lip glosses. The shade is a pink toned red with a slight golden shimmer/ glitter - perfect for Christmas! It is highly pigmented so can be worn on it's own and has a lovely non-sticky consistency.  Normally I like to add a con in here but honestly I have yet to find one! If you can get your hands on this gloss I highly recommend picking it up!

If you would like to see me wearing the lip combo here is a link to a recent Christmas Bauble Haul I did over on my YouTube Channel where I am wearing it!



I hope you enjoyed this first post in my Christmas Beauty series and let me know what your favourite Christmas lip combination is :)

Love 
Jade x
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Sunday, 23 November 2014

A Liz Earle Christmas

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This week I received a very exciting email from the lovely team at Liz Earle which said that they would like to send me some early Christmas gifts. So I thought that I would share with you some of the wonderful things that they sent!

First up is the beautiful Botanical Skin Saviours 

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This includes the ever so famous Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, 2 pure muslin cloths, Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal/ Combination skin and Eyebright Soothing Eye lotion.

Next is the Limited Edition Sweet Orange & Mint Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

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(This Retails For £19.75)

This is described as a fresh and uplifting twist to the iconic cleanser; it combines zesty notes of sweet orange oil with the refreshing aroma of crushed peppermint - Or to put it basically it smells just like CHRISTMAS - which might I add I am so excited for!

Last but not least the Botanical No.15 Gift

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This includes one of the nicest smelling perfumes that I have smelt in a very long time - Botanical Essence No.15, Sheer Lip Gloss in Water Lily and Strengthening Nail Colour in Grace.


Now I have only used a couple of the products so far (which I have fallen completely in love with *hint hint* Cleanse & Polish...) So instead of reviewing them here I have decided that I am finally going to film my most requested video; My Skin Care Routine over on my YouTube Channel - LeadingLadyBeauty Which if all goes well some of the above products will make an appearance in. So make sure that you head over there and subscribe if you would like to see that video :)

Once again a big thank you to the team at Liz Earle for sending me these gorgeous gifts! The majority of these items have been on my product wish list for over a year now so when this arrived in the post my eyes almost fell out of their sockets!

Also a massive thank you to you lovely people who take the time to watch my YouTube videos and read my little blog because without you I wouldn't get these amazing opportunities.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Lots of love
Jade x

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

LUSH HAUL

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On a recent shopping trip in Brighton I decided to 'window shop' in Lush... Yes I can already hear you laughing...  One foot in the door and as you can see by the picture the whole 'window shopping' thing went out of the window... Whoops!

Anyway as I'm sure you know around this time of year Lush bring out a large array of wonderfully scented and festive bath bombs and bubble bars which are just too good to resist; and because they only come out once a year I thought that I'd better stock up stat! So here's what I got...

Bubble Bars

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(From top to bottom: Sparkly Pumpkin, The Christmas Penguin & A French Kiss)

Bubble bars are one of my favourite products to purchase from lush because for me a bath just isn't a bath without tons of bubbles!

'The Christmas Penguin' and 'A French Kiss' are both new products for me. I was attracted to the little penguin because he looked so cute and as soon as I see anything animal related I instantly feel like I have to take them home, so in my basket he went! I then decided to go for 'A French Kiss' because the Lavender scent reminded me of my Grandma and I thought this would be particularly nice after a stressful day. 

I tried 'Sparkly Pumpkin' for the first time a couple of weeks ago and fell completely in love with it. It has a gorgeous fruity scent and turns your bath water bright orange with little bits of golden sparkle. I really hope they bring this one back next year *fingers crossed*

Bath Bombs

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(Top to bottom - Dragons Egg & So White)

It's pretty much impossible for me to step into a Lush without picking up a bath bomb. The two I went for on this trip were 'Dragons Egg' and 'So White' 

Dragons Egg is one of my all time fav's when I need something to moisturise my skin. The bomb itself doesn't look all that exciting on the outside but as soon as you pop it into your bath it fizzes your bath water a mixture of orange and creamy white with golden sparkles. 

So White is another new purchase for me. The scent is fresh apples and it once again is deceiving in its looks because it dissolves into a light rose colour (according to the Lady in the store) I am so excited to try this one because it smells lovely and this has been on my Lush wish list for ages.

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What are your favourite Lush products?

Jade x



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