Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Rebirth of The Beauty Box

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I'm a little bored of the 'beauty box'. They've been doing the rounds for the past few years, from Glossybox to Birchbox, Feelunique & Carmine, there have been quite a few. Some have lasted, some have fallen by the wayside. I have to say I'm still a big fan of Birchbox, but it's fair to say that the 'craze' does seem to be fading. Enter a breath of beauty-box fresh air...
'My Little Box' is a Parisian concoction. A mixture of beauty, fashion, lifestyle, even stationary. I've gotten the past couple of boxes and have been seriously impressed by them... 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Bio Sculpture Gel Polish

I discovered an absolute nail gem this week. You might have heard of Bio Sculpture gel? Apparently it was the 'original' gel manicure (before shellac.) Well, the company also makes nail polish, and it's blooming AMAZING. It's designed to be a stop-gap or act as a top-up for their full-on gel shades (there is a corresponding shade for each gel they make) but it's really amazing used as nail polish alone.
The first coat looks a little watery, but layer up 2-3 coats, slap on a top coat (I've been using the Illamasqua one, which is also amazing!) and you're left with the glossiest manicure I've ever done at home...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Skincare Essential: Tea Tree Oil

Last week The Body Shop asked me to make a video about one of my favourite 'Beauty Gems' from their range. It wasn't hard to make up my mind about what I wanted to talk about, as Tea Tree Oil has been part of my skincare routine for years. It has so many different uses, and The Body Shop sell an amazing Organic, Community Fair Trade blend that I love.

If you don't know anything about Tea Tree Oil, check out my video here:

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Once...

Ever thought Illamasqua was a bit 'out there' for you? Think again! Their new autumn collection is hands down the prettiest I've seen so far this year. Each and every item manages to be both wearable and unique at the same time. Not an easy feat. I think the brand has totally hit the nail on the head with this one, sticking to it's otherworldly roots but managing to drop a totally wearable collection. I have a feeling this will be a sell out...
Entitled 'Once', the collection is inspired by the 'exquisite point when a flower starts to fade and becomes impossibly beautiful in it's complex decline.' As always with Illamasqua, the accompanying imagery is drop-dead-gorgeous. There are seven pieces in the collection. So what are the must-buys, and which can you pass on?

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Festival Braids, 2 Ways!

This weekend I was lucky enough to be invited along to V Festival in Chelmsford by the lovely people at Mark Hill. They were also super kind and styled my hair each day before the bands started. Both looks were braid-based, which is personally my favourite thing for a festival (practical, but cute!) I absolutely loved the results, so wanted to share the two looks they created for me with you all...