Wednesday, 23 July 2014

I LOVE CLARINS



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

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hearst Empowering Women Event




So yesterday I attended a Hearst Magazine event which was all about empowering women - a subject I feel very strongly about. I have been a feminist for as long as I can remember, I was always standing up to boys and proving that I could climb a tree as high as they could or even higher. It makes me sad that females still are not paid equally to men in the workplace. Even in the world of movies Angelina Jolie was the highest paid actress last year yet she was not paid as much as the top 10 male highest earners...hmmm somethings not quite right there!

Another topic that was was how females apologise a lot more than men, this is definitely something I do! "Sorry" is the word that comes out of my mouth a lot and that really has to stop! I am definitely a bit of a people pleaser and do things to make other people feel more comfortable. However as I grow older I am definitely changing and speaking my mind a lot more. It feels extremely liberating and I will only continue to become braver with standing up for myself and not hiding who I am.

Anyway enough of my mumbling the event was held in The Southbank Centre which is such a great space. The event was hosted by Miranda Sawyer who was extremely witty; on the panel was Lorraine Candy, (Editor - in - Chief of Elle) Sarah Bailey, (Editor-in-Chief Red Magazine)  Louise Court (Editor at Cosmo) David Moynihan (Editor Digital Spy) and Lindsay Nicholson. (Good Housekeeping Editorial Director) So a pretty inspiring bunch of people! They shared stories of how they battled inequality and how all magazines publish articles to promote equality. My favourite line of the whole talk was "equality will be met when there are mediocre female leaders!

Love L xx

Monday, 7 July 2014

The Session School Shoot

On Saturday I had a makeup shoot at The Session School. I was working with the beautiful model Ellen and Charlotte Kraftman was the hair stylist. It was such a fun shoot, we were given 1 hour to create a neutral beauty look and then another 30 minutes to switch the look up. My favorite stage of the makeup process  is definitely creating a flawless base. I love mixing different shades of foundation to create a unique shade for each individual. 

Have a look at some of my pictures of the makeup I created - I can't wait to see the photographers finished pictures in a couple of weeks :) 


To make Ellen's collarbone pop I added a touch of Nars Copacabana Illuminator (£22.50)





On Ellen's lips I used a KIKO lip pencil all over which only cost £2.50! Dani says that she is a big KIKO fan too! 


I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! What brands has everyone been loving recently? 

Love L x