Monday, 27 October 2014

Looking SLEEK

Eye makeup - au naturel palette

I have been a big fan of Sleek makeup for a long time, especially their eyeshadow palettes. The other day I was in Boots and spotted these two palettes and obviously couldn't resist buying them.

If you read my blog you may have seen that I recently did a giveaway for a MAC eyeshadow palette, it is my favourite eyeshadow palette ever but Sleek's ' au naturel' (£7.99) is a great alternative. The formula is really creamy and when it is paired with a good eye primer it stays on all night. I also love the ' 'Vintage Romance' palette. (£7.99) It contains beautiful purple and navy shades which are perfect for winter. I just love how cheap Sleek is - you can't even get one MAC eyeshadow for the price of the whole Sleek palette...

For both Friday and Saturday night I wore colours from the 'au naturel' palette on my eyes and after hours of dancing and tequila the eyeshadow didn't budge! On the Sunday I had a much needed lunch from Chop'd which was so yummy and really healthy :) 

Hope you all had a fun weekend? Have you ever tried any Sleek products before? 

Love L x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

'I Don't Need No Doctor...'

..... great song by covered by Humble Pie ! Anyway apologies for being so quiet on the blogging and social media front I have either been stuck in bed or at the hospital but I am finally feeling much better :)  I thought I would share with you some bits which are mandatory to feeling better:

Most importantly is painkillers, my favourite is Anadin Extra as they have a sneaky boost of caffeine in them which is always welcomed when ill. These are great as well if you are suffering with bad period pains. 

A hot water bottle is non negotiable. It is a MUST.

I'm not going to lie I usually resort to really comfy ugly pjs but I actually feel better if I make a slight effort and wear nice loungewear. I love this silk dressing gown it  makes me feel a lot fresher. 


I like to listen to music I usually put the iPod on shuffle, '99 problems' can strangely makes me feel like taking on the world. I listen to that song way too much...

It is really tempting to completely let yourself go and not shave etc but I always feel  much better with smooth legs and the little things like this definitely make me feel more positive. 

I find when I'm ill my eyes get really puffy and dark so I used the Vichy LIFTACTIV Serum 10 (£23), I simply close my eyes and glide the product across my eyelid and lashes. This helps to illuminate the eye area to help look like you have had some sleep. 

To work alongside that I use the Idealia Eyes £23, I was kindly sent this product and I have been using it loads over the last few months. It is amazing at hiding tired eyes and the formula contains subtle pearly shimmer which brightens the under eye area. 

Together these two products work so well together and definitely helped my eyes look slightly more human...

When you are feeling rough it is hard to motivate yourself to do things such as exfoliate and tone but these two products make it so easy and are both effective. Normally skin takes a beating when you are under the weather either from dehydration, lack of sleep or bad diet. So what happens? SPOTS. I have previously blogged about this Clarins liquid exfoliator but I have to mention again how awesome it is! 

This toner is a reasonably new find, it is one of the three steps in the Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System. (£32) The whole kit is wonderful and I will always be the biggest Effaclar Duo fan. This toner is my new favourite and I love how soothing it feels. Since I have been using it my nose looks a lot clearer of blackheads woop! 

 My skin is combination so on my T- zone I can get oily and spotty but on cheeks and forehead I get really dry. Especially when I'm dehydrated. Last month I was invited to a S5 Skincare event where I was able to try a lot of the range. I was then sent home with a goodie bag of products to see which my favourite was. I fell in love with the Replenish Serum (£44). My goodness it makes me skin feel bloomin' amazing, it contains load of natural oils which are proven to hydrate the skin. As I always say if a product is stocked in Space NK you know it's great!

What helps you feel better?? 

Love L x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Hair Heros

Before I say anything I have to declare my love for the film Gone Girl. Go see it. Rosamund Pike steals the show she is truly mesmerising to watch. 

Last night I was invited to a friend's flat for dinner, the three of us met as we all volunteer for the same charity. He had the nicest flat in Shoreditch and he cooked up a scrumptious greek meal which was delicious. It was so bizarre as we had worked out that we both lived in the same village for over 5 years and went to the same school plus I was friends with his younger brother. Such a coincidence! After the yummy meal I headed into Soho to meet up with some other friends and we went for drinks and a good dance :) 

Moving on to beauty, I thought I would share some hair products that I have been using recently. I was sent some Windle & Moodie products a while ago as I was unable to attend one of their events. Windle & Moodie is a hair salon in Covent Garden and is a firm favourite to all the big magazines including Vogue.  Recently they released their own hair care range. My two favourites is the hair spray (£18) and the texturising cream (£15), and use both on shoots and on myself. The hair spray  keeps hairstyles all day or night. For a music video I worked on was shot over night in a forest, one of the girls had a huge quiff. We sprayed her hair with lots of this spray and it held all night which is super impressive as she was moving  a lot and the weather was temperamental. The cream is great if your hair is looking  flat and dull, a small dollop of this worked into your hair will revamp it and create a lots of dimension.  

As soon as the weather changes my dandruff always gets worse (so sexy I know). I brought this Philip Kingsley scalp tonic (£18.50) which I apply on any affected areas. I then gently massage my scalp and although it doesn't get rid of all the white stuff it definitely helps.

 Faith in Nature kindly sent me a Tea Tree shampoo (£5.50) and conditioner (£5.50) to try. What I love most about this duo is that it makes my hair really silky and smooth and it makes your hair feel extremely clean. I'm not 100% sure but I think it has helped reduce my dandruff. Tea tree is a great ingredient to get rid of the old dandy. So I am definitely going to keep going with the shampoo and conditioner :) 

What hair products have you been enjoying? 

Love L x 

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sunday Fun

I hope you all had a lovely weekend? On Sunday I met up with one of my best friends Bianca and her gorgeous dog Reggie. We wondered around Camden and then walked up the canal and basically kept walking until we had no clue where we were.  The weather was stunning and we explored lots of hidden parts of London. We walked past hundreds of houseboats which made us really envious as they looked so cosy and we were trying to work out how much it would cost to move in to one.

  I miss my dog Wilbur so having Reggie is the perfect remedy. Walking around with Reggie you feel famous literally everyone comes up and starts stroking him and starts talking to you. B and I were laughing as we are both single so it was perfect haha.

After all that walking the three of us were knackered so we went to the Hawley pub in Camden which is one of Noel Fielding's regulars. A great thing about this pub is that you always end up making some new lovely friends. 

How do you like to spend your Sundays? 

Love L x

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

September Favourites

I can't believe how quickly this month has gone! I have been so busy and I am pleased to say that earlier in the month my internship at a PR company turned into a job!! It's the nicest place to work - the team are so friendly and I literally love it :)

Food/ Drink

This month I think my favourite place I visited was member's cocktail bar called Milk & Honey. It's located in Soho and the cocktail selection is amazing. My favourite was 'Floradora' which is a delicious concoction of gin, raspberries, lime, ginger and soda - yum!


Hands down Catfish and the Bottlemen is my favourite album of the month. There is not one song that I hate on the album! I am so happy that I grabbed a couple of tickets for their tour - its going to be amazing :)

Beauty Product

At the beginning of the month I needed a pick me up, and the lovely Jo Malone was there to help! I think that if you ever have a breakup or your loose a job etc then perfume is definitely the remedy. I bought the latest scent wood sage and sea salt (£40) and wow does it smell amazing. It is such a fresh and natural scent - I can't wear anything sickly so this was puuurfect. It definitely did the trick and I  instantly felt a lot better after this sneaky purchase.


As soon as autumn is here I tend to stick to an all black ensemble. I like to try and add a tiny bit of colour so a bomber jacket (£32) from Next like this is perfect. (See embarrassing toilet picture above!)

Also I just wanted to be super cheesy and add my Mum into my 'favourites'. She has been so amazing and understanding and I will always be grateful!! Love you xxx

This month I have also been working on something with my best friend which I am so excited to launch soon. I will definitely be asking you guys for your thoughts!!

What have been your favourites this month?

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Giveaway Time

On Monday I decided I was just going to have my first hair cut of 2014! I went to Toni & Guy in Angel. I was getting really bored with my dip dyed hair so it got the chop. It is definitely the shortest I have ever had it! 

After my hair appointment I was invited to the By Terry launch in Space NK. These events are always such fun as you get to play around with new makeup. By Terry is a high end range and all the products look and feel so luxurious.  On Monday I posted about my favourite primers and now I have another addition to add to the collection ; the Terrybly Densiliss primer, it is incredibly silky and melts in to the skin beautifully. The Terrybly Densiliss collection consists of foundations, concealers, powders and blushers. All products promise to give you flawless skin and they definitely live up to their promise. All the products contain patented ingredients which firm the skin and help eliminate sign of ageing and stress. AMAZING. I was kindly given a blush (£53), concealer (£44) and primer (£78) to take home -  such a treat!

All products are available from Space NK (the holy grail of beauty.)

New short huur - what do you think?

RIGHT now for my giveaway time! One of my most used makeup products is my MAC 15x warm/ neutral eyeshadow palette (£65). It is absolutely gorgeous and suits everyone regardless of skin tone.This palette is perfect for autumn/ winter and contains a lot of the most loved MAC eyeshadows such as Amber Lights. Most makeup artists have this in their kit and I am ashamed of how 'well loved' my palette is...  Also this giveaway is open internationally so everyone can enter :) 

Good luck 

Love L x

Monday, 22 September 2014

Prime Time

Not everybody is a lover of primer but I love it. I find that without  a decent primer my makeup disappears from my face within a couple of hours. If I am not in a total rush I can use up to 3 different kinds of primer. Firstly I apply a bit of the PIXI Flawless and Poreless (£20.50)  across my nose to minimise any pores and to create a smooth surface for my makeup to applied on to. 

 Do you ever get under eye creases after applying your concealer? If yes then definitely give the Smashbox (£21) under eye primer a try. I brought this a couple of months ago and find it prevents though pesky lines from appearing plus it ensures your concealer stays put all day! 

Eyelid primer is essential if you are going out after work and don't want to worry about touching up your makeup. I have tried so many primers in the past and I do love the Urban Decay and the Benefit primer. However my absolute favourite primer is by Absolute New York (£4.99 - bargain!!) I discover this primer through Glossybox and have not stopped using it since! It literally glues your eyeshadow on to your eyelids.  On the rare occasion that I have gone to bed without removing my makeup i.e. on Friday night (hangs head in shame) my eye makeup actually doesn't look too bad!! 

Pixi primer was kindly sent for me to try!

Do you guys rate primer?? If so what are your favourites?

Love L x