Tuesday, 20 October 2015

BIRCHBOX | OCTOBER 2015 BOX

This month's Birchbox was a 'back to basics' theme. I was so excited when I opened the little pouch and saw that there was a Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat inside, I have been wanting to try this for a while now. Also inside this box of mini goodies was an Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner in black, a tiny sample of Bioderma, Regenerate Toothpaste, Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo (which smells amazing) and the Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Conditioner.

I'm pretty impressed with this month box, I feel a pamper evening coming along now. I haven't yet tried the Eyeko eyeliner on my face yet but did draw a few lines on my hand and it dries so quickly! It's a pretty fat 'pen' and I'm more of a thin liner kinda gal so not sure if this is one for me. We'll see eh?
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Sunday, 18 October 2015

CHARLOTTE TILBURY THE SOPHISTICATE LOOK AND #TILBURYTAXI

When Charlotte Tilbury launched her counter in Selfridges Birmingham last year I could not wait to try out some of her products. I was then lucky enough to be invited to the launch and meet her in person!!! I cannot tell you how incredible it was to listen to her talk about her passion, she is such an inspirational women and totally knows her shit! To me, she's queen of the beauty industry (bold statement I know). She spoke with such passion and excitement for not only her products but also empowering women to feel confident in their make up and their skin, whilst making make up easy for those on the go and pushed for time and for women who don't have the skills of a make up artists.

On the 2nd - 4th October there was Tilbury Taxi's parked up in Rotunda Square, Birmingham as part of Selfridges Live+Loud festival. Charlotte Tilbury's backstage artists were offering quick tricks and mini make overs. When the invite to hail one of these taxi's popped into my inbox how could I refuse? 

I wasn't sure what look to go for but the make up artist suggested that I try to The Sophisticate look. I absolutely loved it!!! I had to run straight into Selfridges and purchase the palette along with bedroom black eye liner afterwards. I had heaps of compliments as well afterwards so I felt amazing. I went for lunch with my boyfriend afterwards so by the time I was able to take a selfie the lipstick had rubbed off a little but look at my eyes!!!!!

See this on Instagram.
Look at how beautiful this palette is, it's became such a staple in my routine. I use it pretty much everyday, for both day and night. I took it on holiday with me and switched between this and the Bobbi Brown Greige Palette.

I can feel an obsession coming along, I have visions of me owning every Charlotte Tilbury Palette (dangerous!). I also REALLY want to try the Magic Foundation next.
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Friday, 16 October 2015

BOBBI BROWN MAKEUP MASTER CLASS & GREIGE COLLECTION

Bobbi Brown Greige Eyeshadow Palette*
A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a Bobbi Brown Makeup Master Class at House of Fraser in Birmingham. We had the chance to see Bobbi's new A/W Collection, Greige (which is absolutely gorgeous!) and Bobbi Brown Pro Artist, Amy Conway did a demonstration for us using the new Greige eyeshadow palette.

She explained how an easy way to ensure that your make up look is glowing is to concentrate on hydration before hand. Which makes perfect sense, there isn't any point in piling that highlighter on if your skin underneath is dull and not looked after properly. Skincare is a one of many obsessions of mine so I totally agreed with everything she was saying on this!

Another tip that she shared was one I have never considered before. She explained how to achieve a real natural beautiful skin base by not using foundation all over the face or layering on heaps of make up to achieve that natural look (we've all had moments of trying to get that natural, no make - make up look and ended up caking more on than we need and failing at the whole no make up - make up look). Amy explained how by using different shades of concealer on the areas that need it, such as redness, spots, dark circles, will achieve a more natural skin base and then go in with bronzer lightly to warm up the face and add a light touch of blusher for a natural flush. I'll definitely be giving this tip a try.
Amy demonstrated on the model a beautiful, soft look using the new Greige palette. The palette is absolutely beautiful anyway so I think any look you do with this palette is going to be stunning. 

The demonstration was so inspiring and I definitely learned so much from Amy in such a short space of time. I could not wait to get home and have a play with this palette. The palette has all the shades you need for a day and evening look. You can go subtle and soft to dramatic and sparkly! I absolutely love it!


I went out on the evenings with friends and of course,  had to use my new palette. I've also just came from a week in Egypt and took this palette with me - I think it has became a fast favourite!

This is the first Bobbi Brown product I have tried and have since been and brought the Smokey Eye Mascara. I'm so eager to try more, any recommendations?
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