Monday, 28 July 2014

Tom Ford

Recently I purchased the Tom Ford Sculpt and Illuminate palette (£56!!!!!). Yes it is extremely pricey but I am not blessed in the cheekbone department so I felt I could justify the heavy price tag! The novelty of using a Tom Ford product still hasn't worn off - I still sing Jay Z '... I rock Tom Ford' every time I open up the palette.... oh dear! 

I really love the creamy texture, it is so easy to work with as it blends beautifully into the skin. I don't use much of the sculpting cream as I like my makeup to look natural but if you wanted a more dramatic/Kim K look you could easily build it up. At first I wasn't sure about the highlighter but once applied it appears sheer and gives a dewy and fresh finish. 

Any other Tom Ford fans? Do you think that £56 is too much? 

Love L x

Friday, 25 July 2014

Birchbox Vs. Glossybox

It has been so lovely to be back in Cambridge for a little while. I ended up staying longer as my poor little brother and Step - Dad was in a coach crash on Tuesday! Luckily nobody was hurt but I think everyone was quite shaken up as the bus as the bus rolled into a ditch. I don't think I have ever hugged Charlie so tightly when he came home. The day after the crash I went into the school and chatted with the class that were on the coach and I was totally amazed at how brave they all were!!

Anyway another great thing about coming home is opening up my Birchbox and Glossybox. Each month I like to compare the boxes and crown one box superior. 

First up is Glossybox, I have been a tad disappointed with Glossybox recently but this month I was really happy with the contents. 

Bellapierre Cosmetics - mineral lipstick (full size) £20
Absolute New York - eye primer (full size) $4.99
Carmex - lip balm (full size) £2.69
Color Club - nail varnish (full size) $8 
Dr Bronner - soap (large sample size) £3.99

The standout product was definitely the lipstick, it is such a vibrant red and I will be added it to my MUA kit. I love Bellepierre as all their products are mineral based which is great as mineral products contain a lot less artificial ingrediants which is better for your skin.  I have used the eye primer a few times and have been impressed at how it has kept my eyeshadow stay put - even in this hot weather! 

I was so excited before opening my Birchbox as it felt so heavy, so I was disappointed when I opened and discovered it was the coconut water which was making it so weighty. However I really liked the colour and feel of the lip crayon! This month there were no full sized products they were all sample sized so the prices I have listed below are for the full sized product.

What was included:
Whish - body butter £14.50
Balance Me - eye cream £20
Laqa &Co - lip pencil £14
Benefit - Porefessional primer £24.50
Weleda - Body wash £7.95
Vita Coco - lemon coconut water £2.29

So for as long as I have been blogging Birchbox have been my favourite subscription box, but this month Glossybox steals the title! Glossybox has really upped their game this month and I like that they  included American brands that I haven't tried before! 

Which box would you choose to be your favourite?

Love L x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


Clarins are definitely one of my favourite high- end brands, so when it came to buying products for my makeup kit I headed straight to the Clarins counter. At the Session School Dani recommended the Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil for dehydrated skin. (£32) It is amazing and a small drop can really improve the skin's appearance. If you suffer with dry skin or if it shows signs of dehydration then definitely give this a whirl; I promise you will see a huge difference!

As a makeup artist you are not given much time to apply makeup let alone prep the client's skin. Therefore it is best to look for products which are quick to use. The Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner (£25) is perfect for exfoliating and toning the skin in one wipe. I apply some on a cotton pad and jut apply to the whole face and don't need to worry about washing off! It is speedy and it really brightens the skin.

Another great thing about Clarins is that they are generous with samples and free gifts. I was given a makeup remover which is good but I would not repurchase it as cheaper brands are just as effective!

My all time favourite Clarins product is the Beauty Flash Balm  (£29) what Clarins product is your absolute favourite? 

Love L xx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Back Home For The Weekend

 So I have left London to have a long weekend at home in Cambridge which has been lovely! I have eaten far too much food but I have had a complete detox from alcohol... On Friday night I was asked to do a beauty talk and give people mini make-overs which was great fun. Then over the weekend I have seen lots of family and had fun playing football with my brothers. I have included some photos of the coolest flowers I have ever received - the colour of them is amazing (obviously dyed!) The next few days will be rather dull as I have to sort things out like my car's MOT and hospital appointments. I can't wait to get back to London on Wednesday as I have some exciting things planned! 

I thought I would show you a few recent purchases from MAC. I finally got my hands on the Warm Neautral Palette £65. The colours are gorgeous and all work so well together. Next up I added to my MAC Face amd Body collection and bought shade C3 and a new Pro Long Wear Concealer NC15 £17 as my last one has dried up! 
I hope you all had a lovely weekend? What is your favourite MAC product? 

Love L x

Friday, 18 July 2014

Vichy Event

On Monday night I was lucky enough to be invited to a Vichy event in Soho. It was held in a quirky,  five star hotel called the Ham Yard Hotel . As soon as I walked in I fell in love with the place. It had it's own bowling alley and cinema room. I went along with my good friend Miss Emma Charlotte , we went for a sneaky Itsu beforehand and then devoured all of the yummy canap├ęs on offer at the event... Apart from eating lots of food we were there to hear about the new range from Vichy called 'Normaderm'. The range is targeted at those with acne prone skin or combination skin. My favourite product from the collection is the night cream (Night Detox £15.50)  it helps reduce the sebum levels overnight to help prevent spots from forming! As I have combination skin I apply the cream to my T-zone which is where I get blackheads etc, the product contains LHA which is amazing at unplugging your pores!! 

Have you tried anything from Vichy??

Love L xx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hangover Cure

 This weekend was a rather boozy one, so on Sunday I was feeling slightly fragile... On Sunday morning my eyes refused to open but once I did manage to roll out of bed I walked up to Snog and had a frozen yogurt with gummy bears, marshmallows smothered in  strawberry sauce. As you can tell I'm on a real health kick! After my sugar rush had kicked in I went to the Barbican to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition. It was AMAZING and totally cured my hangover. His creations are truly beautiful and  you should definitely go check it out if you get the chance. I still have my student card so I managed to see it for £9. 

As the weather was so beautiful after the exhibition we went to the Queen of Hoxton which has a great rooftop! 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! 

Love Lx

Friday, 11 July 2014

Quick Catchup

Sorry I haven't blogged for a couple of days I have been busy trying to get as many shoots and assistant jobs booked! I have also been eating way too much frozen yogurt - my new favourite is the Eaton Mess Snog Special.  I also decided one fedora hat is simply not enough, so I went and got another one from River Island in black (£22). 

I am still using the FaceB4 cleanser and moisturiser every day and am so pleased with my skin. I have not had any breakouts even though I have had a lots of late nights and been guzzling around 4 cans of coke a day...

What is your favourite frozen yogurt flavour?? 

Love Lx