Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Space.NK. Haul

Here I have my Space.NK. haul. I was recently sat in the hair dressers looking into the mirror and thought, Katy, your skin needs a pick me up. I headed online straight to Space.NK. as I always trust their range of stock to be some of the best. Reading through lots of products and seeing many of vlogs giving great reviews on the Sunday Riley range I decided to give this brand a go for my self. 

Opening the beautiful white Space.NK. bag and pulling aside the white tissue paper, there were my four products, three from Sunday Riley and one from Emma Hardie. Each product was beautifully packaged in strong, sturdy boxes and once opened the products themselves looked beautiful (I love packaging, can you tell) especially the face oil In its glass bottle. 

Here I have-
Sunday Riley Blue moon facial balm
Sunday Riley face oil
Sunday Riley anti ageing cream
Emma Hardie age support eye cream 

I can't wait to try these products. A post of my first impressions will be coming very soon... Stay tuned.


Sunday, 20 March 2016

Nude lips

A nude lipstick has always been the colour I have opted for when buying them. These ones here are my current favourites and the ones I'm reaching for at the moment.

I'm always searching for that perfect nude colour and I think I have found it. My newest purchase is the Nyx lip lingerie (top) It goes on lovely and doesn't dry your lips. The colour stays on through out the day, it's my top pick even over the much loved Kat Von D liquid lipstick. 

At the bottom I have a mix of Mac and Avon. I have put the Mac matte range and the Avon matter than Mac range up against each other to let you know which one is really worth it. So, while the Avon range has a good mix of colours, they are very drying on the lips and I don't think they capture a perfect nude colour. It's either extremely nude almost like foundation lips which is super, super drying or the next shade down is an orange tone. 
  Mac will always be a favourite with a huge range of colours and their matte range doesn't dry your lips out. My preferences are Honey love, myth and velvet teddy. I would rank the Mac matte range higher than Avon due to the consistency and colour range, however, the price point on Avon is extremely good and there fore it is worth giving them a try. The colours go to pinks and reds which may not be as drying however I won't be trying this shade as I am not a fan of brights on my lips.


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Kat Von D liquid lipstick review

Yes I'm on the hype. After hearing such good reviews of this product I had to try it for my self. 

I chose the shade 'Bow n arrow' which is a Sephora exclusive. From what I hear, with the right lip liner it can look like a nudey brown which is the colour I wanted. 

In the past I have tried lip Staines and they give my lips a horrible texture and the product seems to go very dry and doesn't settle on to the lips like it should.

This product is completely different. It goes on like a lipgloss and finishes smooth like a lipstick. It does last a long time and you don't have to worry about topping up all of the time through out the day. 

The colours are fab and have a range of reds, pinks, nudes and Browns. I'm sure there would be a colour for everyone.

I give this a 10 out of 10 and I'm sure it will be replacing my mac lipsticks for a while any way.


My hair routine

I thought it would be a good idea to write a post all about my hair routine. Firstly because I used to be one of those girls that was constantly wanting longer hair and my hair just would not grow. Secondly I have a pretty talented brother who is a hair dresser, who stocks lots of amazing products in his salons that I use and he is full of lots of tips and tricks to maintain beautiful locks. 

So where to begin. I DO NOT wash my hair every day or even every other day. Styling tools such as straighteners and hair dryers are not the best for your hair let alone using them everyday after washing your hair. I am lucky to have the type of hair to get away with leaving it for a few more days and I understand some girls have to wash their hair every day. If you are one of those girls try not to use the heated tools every day. 

Now on to the products I use. I start my routine slathering pure coconut oil from Holland and Barrett into my hair and leaving it for around 15 minutes. Once washing it out I then reach for Red Ken extreme Shampoo. 

The next step is olaplex that I leave in my hair for around 15 minutes inbetween shampooing and conditioning. I then move on to RedKen extreme conditioner. I then rinse my hair with cold water.

Out of the bath I then go straight to moroccan oil being quite generous from mid lengths to ends, followed by RedKen frizz dismiss then RedKen diamond oil for a shine.

try to leave my hair to dry naturally but obviously with a busy lifestyle I sometimes opt for the hair dryer. Once finished I occasionally spritz the hair with some RedKen hair perfume and I'm good to go.