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Monday, 2 January 2017

My favourite 2016 makeup products

Hello you beauties,
I hope you are all well and enjoyed the festive season. So today I want to talk about my fav makeup products of 2016, some where launched last year, others I rediscovered. So lets kick it off with.....

Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition
This year the blogger come business woman Huda Beauty launched a few new products. Each time social media went totally crazy and the products sold out. I idolise this gorgeous palette, it has everyday shades and some gorgeous matallics that really rock my world. As you can see from the state of the palette I do use it alot. The colours are very pigmented and last all day. To buy your own go to Cult Beauty, they also stock the lashes and the lip products.

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette
As you know I am a huge fan of Urban Decay and I just love how they are always spot on when it comes to colour selections on all their products. Now this little beauty has 12 unique shades from the lipstick Vice collection. There is a good range of shades to choose from, the packaging is tdf and the pigmentation is out of this world amazing. To purchase your own go to House Of Fraser I always find stock at the Urban Decay stores, so do give them a call go to Urban Decay to find your nearest store.

Motives Fiber Lush Mascara
Motives launched this gem just recently, it is incredible. It has fibres that adhere to your lashes to give them the full, false eyelashes effect. I apply a couple of coats and it lasts all day. I adore this Mascara. To grab one go to Motives


Arwa Lashes by Shazia Khan
I came across these lashes a couple of months ago and they have changed the game for me. They are gorgeously full, light to wear and stay in place all day. They have very quickly become my go to lashes.
If you want a great set of false eyelashes I highly recommend to get these from Arwa Lashes you will not be disappointed.

Glitter Lips
This product is for anyone that desires sparkle, I am insanely in love with this. I came across the brand at the beauty show, had a demo and bought a handful of the kits. My fav is the shade Ruby Slippers, very easy to apply and the effect is dazzling! Go check them out at Superdrugs

Magicosmetix Concealer- Neutraliser
OMG, I panic if I can't spot this little pot of magic on my dresser. It has revolutionised my dark circles in the sense they disappear thanks to this little miracle. I apply some directly on any discolouration, then brush it in and voila my skin looks brand new. You need this baby in your life and you get your hands on it from here Magicosmetix

Farsali Rose Gold Elixer
This bottle has 24k gold flakes with rosehip oil, is marvelous. It absorbs straight into my skin and gives me a fresh youthful appearance. I like to mix it with my foundation and then apply all over my face. Since using people often comment on how radiant I look. Buy this beauty Farsali

Ananstasia beverly Hills MoonChild Glow Kit
FML was all I could say when I met this beautiful celestial palette of highlighters. Just to look at it is stunning, when applied it is OMG I am a glowing goddess in these metallic  highlighters. I play with this daily and use different combos on my skin. It applies well with a damp sponge and gives yet another dimension to this awesome kit. Get your hands on it Anastasia Beverly Hills UK site

Mac Collections
Mac made me loose the plot completely with their gorgeous collections this year. The Nutcracker had me going nutty over the packaging, and this highlighter in the photo. Then to totally push me off the edge they bought out the Mariyah collection. Will I use the two above? Never but they are my favs to look at and admire. If you are lucky you may get one from Mac I recommend calling the stores directly as sometimes they have stock.

Cargo Foundation
This innovative packaging is everything, I use this daily but in comparison to my other pics the only one that looks brand new. It is no mess and I love it. The foundation glides on and gives a beautiful finish and a full coverage. Check it out at Cargo

Alex Anne Beauty Lips
These lip products are long lasting, highly pigmented and they have an array of unique colours. I am a big fan of the whole range and you will guarantee love it just as much as I do. Head over to Alex Anne Beauty

Feral Matte Liquid Lipsticks
This for me was another eureka moment, the texture, finish and feel is incredible. It is long lasting and the shades are just divine. I loved their lipsticks but I am obsessed with their Matte Liquid Lipsticks.
Do yourself a favour and get this in your life Feral Cosmetics

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter
This highlighter for daily wear is life, a little goes a long way and it looks so stunning. I feel I actually look a bit younger with it on. The gold glimmers on my skin and I adore it Debenhams has it  in stock now.

Gerrards Cosmetics Slay Setting Spray
I love spraying this on my face once I have applied everything. It keeps it in place the whole day and smells divine, one of the best setting sprays that I have used. You can buy them from Beauty Bay

NYX Vivid Bright Eyeliners
I love bold colours in my makeup collection, these beauties are fab. They are bright and just a little pop of colour makes such a difference to a look. Very pigmented and longlasting. You can purchase from Boots

Colourpop Super Shock
I am passionate about the brand Colourpop, they are affordable and come out with the cutest collections. This set is from their fall collection, I love the earthy tones to these eyeshadows. I play with them and create numerous looks. If you are a colourpop virgin I highly recommended the eyeshadows or lipglosses I promise you will fall in love. Colourpop

 Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
My late mother introduced me to this and I faithfully went back to it last year. I kick myself for walking away, it is the best for discoloration, pigmentation and signs of ageing. I have only been using for the past two months and would say don't delay you need this in your life. Buy it now from Estee Lauder

Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eye Kit
You know the brand speaks quality and these stunning eye shadow pencils are my fav. Impressive pigmentation, easy to use and long lasting. I create various effects depending on my mood. I go all out smokey one day on another just use it for a hint of colour. Purchase yours from Charlotte Tilbury

Benefit Ka-Brow
This product is revolutionary, I actually have eyebrows that finally look natural and not either sparse or overfilled. So easy to use and lasts all day. It is a cream gel and you get a little brush for the application, cleverly part of the pot.I cry when I can't find this in the morning. It has become a firm fav of mine. Grab yours from Benefits

Zuii Primer
This range is cruelty free and this primer is vegan too. This is a wonderful product, perfect for priming the skin before makeup application. It makes it smoother, brighter and the whole process easier. A bit like the perfect canvas. For more info and getting one go to Zuii

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I Heart Makeup Unicorn Heart Highlighter
This little rainbow heart highlighter stole mine, it is just stunning and dreamy. The pigmentation is insane and it looks sensational on. The other fab factor it is only £5 yes you read that right. You just need to have it in your life like yesterday, buy this delight at Tam Beauty

So my beauties did you spot any of your favs? Which one are you lusting after?
Till next time stay beautiful inside and out x

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Cleopatra's Secret - Samol Herbal Face Elixir, Donkey's Milk and Roseoil

Hello you beauties! 
I hope you are all well. I have been very busy with getting the salon ready for it's opening in just a few short weeks. I decided to take a little break and tell you gorgeous beings about this scrumptious herbal face elixir by Samol

It is very easy to use, simply mix one spoon of the elixir to one spoon of water. Samol send this beautiful spoon to mix with, my six year old fell in love with the spoon and I have promised she can have it. Even though I want it. Anyone once mixed apply all over the face and neck area if you please. Wait for it to dry, scrub off and then wash off. 

Legend has it that Cleopatra used donkey's milk to stay forever young, after using this I am on her team. Once I applied it, my skin felt instantly refreshed and soothed. I love the rosey smell, made me nostalgic and took me back to my grandmothers, garden as a child. It took around ten mins to dry completely. I then scrubbed it off and washed my face.

My skin felt gorgeous after using this Elixir, ever since I can remember I have wanted to use donkey's milk as part of my beauty regime. Now I can and I will continue to do so for a long time. My skin is glowing, feels refreshed and smoother. I love the fact that there are no chemicals in this product too. So if you want skin like Cleopatra head on over to Samol .

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Urban Decay Flagship Store #UDCarnaby, new stores launching soon

Hello you beauties!

I hope you are all well, my health has been up and down past few weeks however starting to look forward to the festive season. So my loves I was invited by the beautiful people at Urban Decay for the launch of their flagship store at Carnaby Street on Thursday 3rd November. Urban Decay has been one of my favorite makeup brands since they came about 20 years ago. I love their slogan beauty with an edge, I love the variety of colour options and the pigementation of the eyeshadows in particular has always been extraordinary. 

Here I am x
It was a wonderful star studded event, they had a DJ, a free bar and my vice MAKEUP galore. I took out the Valentinos for the event, I think my shoes were pleased lol.
The store is in the heart of Carnaby Street, spread over two floors I would like to say it is an ultimate beauty hangout. The first floor has eight makeup stations, just have a look at the pics below it is Urban Decay makeup heaven. The Vice App is also situated  on this floor and it is fantastic, shows how the lipstick colours will suit you, it's the ultimate in swatching without getting messy. 
Downstairs is the UD lounge and what can I say apart from wow! It has a refreshments bar, phone chargers, makeup tables and a really fun interactive social media ring light. You take little gifs and can upload them straight away using #UDCARNABY
I would highly recommend popping in and enjoying the atmosphere and makeup, it is a great place to go with your friends and have a really good day out. I will be going down quite a bit in the next few weeks to buy Christmas Presents. Urban Decay will also run makeup classes from here.

A wall of Urban Decay heaven

Interactive Social Media Ringlight can you spot me?

Now for some more exciting news for all you Urban Decay lovers, they now have 3 new stores opening. Yes my beauties you read that right.

Kings Cross London - November 24th #UDKINGSX
Unit 11,
Euston Road,
Kings Cross,
N1 9AL

Nottingham - December 1st #UDNOTTINGHAM
24 Bridalsmith Gate, 

Liverpool - December 9th #UDLIVERPOOL
37 Paradise Street,
Liverpool One,
L1 3EU

So my beauties, if you take a visit let me know,  which is your all time fav Urban Decay Product?

Stay beautiful inside and out till next time

Love x

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Multi Masking with 7th Heaven Multi Mask Kit

Hello you beauties!

I hope you are all well and happy. I have been super busy with getting my salon ready, it is a lot of fun, hardwork and really gratifying seeing my late mother's dream for me turning into reality. So today I want to talk about multi masking. I hear some of you cry "what the hell is multi masking?" Well my darlings, you can use a different mask to treat for each area of your face. It really is fantasic as you are tagerting the problem to that specific area, hence giving yourself a superior treatment in the comfort of your own home

So basically if you have a clogged up T-Zone, you would apply a deep clensing mask there. If you have dry cheeks, you would apply a hydrating mask to that area. If you have had a breakout on your chin use an antioxident mask. Now many will say "ffs I dont have the time or money to phaff around this" 

Well my loves I attended the Bloggers Festival that is organised by the gorgeous Scarlett London, there I came across a brand called 7th Heaven. They do these gorgous little multi masking kits, it contains 6 masks -

Fruit Smoothie - Bursting with healthy goodness, our thick fruit smoothie mask with Raspberry, Mango, Apricot, Peach & Pomegrante isn’t a drink but it is bound to leave you in a smiley mood – with fresher, cleansed and softer skin!

Strawberry Souffle - Loaded with Strawberry goodness which leaves skin hydrated & refreshed. Allow your skin to breathe with soothing Aloe Vera & calming Vanilla for smoother skin. Cleanse with this face mask treat weekly.

Argan Oil Mud - Embrace the natural joy of Moroccan Argan Oil coupled with antioxidant rich Acai Berries. This power duo join forces in this face mask to deeply cleanse pores, balance oil levels and bring tired skin back to life.

Black Seaweed Peel Off - Our chopped black Laver Seaweed (from the Welsh seaside) and crushed Sea Buckthorn berries are pressed together to make our black peel off mask. A seaside detox to cleanse deeply and peel off dirt and grease weekly.

Dead Sea Peel Off - Clean and purify your skin with our Dead Sea Salt peel off! Chamomile soothes your skin and Fucus Vesiculosus (Seaweed) fights free radicals. The cleaning and nourishing magic of our face mask will leave your skin feeling healthy and revitalised!

Exfoliator and Masque - Black Lava & Orange Peel brightens dull skin and gives it a healthier, younger look by removing dead skin cells and improving skin circulation. The real burst of natural Orange Oil in our face mask refreshes and revives your skin!

Content for the descriptions of Masks taken directly from 7thheaven website

So I used Argan Oil for my T-Zone as I wanted to give that area a deep clean and prevent any blemishes. I wanted my cheeks to look more radiant so I used the Black Seaweed Peel Off. My upper lip and chin I used the Dead Sea Peel Off to open up my pores and on my neck for hydration I used Strawberry Souffle.
I have to tell you the masks smell good enough to eat.
Will be multi masking again? Yes for sure, I think it is a tailor made treatment at home that would cost an arm and a leg if I had it done by an aesthetician at a clinic. 

Some good news I have a give away in collabartion with 7th Heaven, you could be one of the lucky 3 winners to win a box of these wonderful multi mask kits. It is going live on the Wednesday 19th October and the winners will be announced the following week. Head on over to my Instagram to enter https://www.instagram.com/babblingon/

So beauties, will you be multimasking?

Till next time stay beautiful inside and out,
Babbling On 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

My Top Ten Holiday Makeup Gifts 2016

Hello you beauties,

So my back has gone again, I am on crutches and pretty immobile. I have been bed bound for the past few days. I have spent my time browsing online looking at holiday makeup. I get so excited about the festive season. My birthday is two days after Christmas so my wishlist gets very long. I have selected 10 items from my vast list, that I simply need to have in my life. Husband, family and friends take note wink wink.

1. Urban Decay - Full Spectrum

I am a huge fan of UD, I own most of their eye palettes. I am crushing on this palette as it has bright and bold colours. The palette has 21 shades and 18 are brand new shades. I can't wait to get my hand on it and play and slay. It will be launching 26th October Sephora.

Photo credit Trendmood

2. Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette

When the queen of social media announced she is launching an eyeshadow palette, I knew it would be some kinda wow. My prefered makeup style is bold, glamorous and in your face. This palette it is everything and more. It has 18 pans and I am in love with the metallic glitter effect ones. They will be announcing a launch date soon.

3. Tarte -  Tartesist Paint Palette Collectors Set

All I could say when I set eyes on this palette was "omg" it is perfection. Everything one needs to get ready in a single palette. I will be ordering this direct from America, in the very near future.I believe it is so pretty to look at and is great value for money. The shades are so nuetral that it will be loved by the young and the old alike.

4. Benefit - Girl A Rama

I adore Benefit and am forever singing their praises. The holiday line up this year is so chic and quirky. I want to buy the whole range as I love the packaging. This gorgeous kit is packed full of Benefit goodies. Another gift that the majority will be happy to recieve if not, I will be more than happy to take them off their hands.

5. NYX - Lipstick Vault

This gorgeous lipstick vault has sold out, I stalk their site all day like a bunny boiler, just incase they come back into stock. I mean wow so many colours, such good value for money and to me this is makeup porn at it's best. I need this so bad. Please do contact me if you see it back in stock, I don't care what I am doing, I will stop and shop for this baby.

6. Kat Von D - Everlasting Obsession Lip Clutch

I love Kat Von D as a person and as brand. Her lip products are amazing and to have 13 full size tubes in a beautiful clutch is pure genius. This is a bit pricey, so as much as I want to have this in my life, I still do not know if I will purchase it. For the amount of products you get it is not a bad price at all, this me convincing myself that I am in fact saving money lol. Great present and I for one would squeal for delight if I found this under my Christmas tree.

7. Dior - Holiday 2016

All hail Dior, I am never disappointed when it come to Dior Makeup. They always know how to hit the makeup g spot. Just look at this all in one palette and admit it is pure perfection. I eagerly await the collection and will be running around when it launches swatching in stores and have a good play with it all.

8. Too Faced - The Chocolate Shop

Like seriously how cute is this packaging? I want this purely for display purposes, also for the amazing array of eye shadow shades 21 in total. Blusher, bronzer, highlighter, lipgloss and a mascacra! Wow, again a go to palette for the whole face. I want this so bad too.

9. Burberry - Holiday makeup sets

Now this offering from Burberry is simply divine, I can't see any flaws at all. It is stunningly packaged and is a gift that will make you very popular if you gift it, especially to me lol. I love how the whole package gives off a festive feel. I seriously would be a happy bunny with any of the holiday Burberry sets.

10. The Balm EU - Holiday 2016

I was sent the holiday 2016 collection, and beauties I loved it. The highlighters are my fav by far. I know I go on about packaging so much, I love how The Balm EU do it, I love their name choices, very tongue in cheek and the vintage style gets me each time. Even if I am having a bad day, I pick up their product and read the name, never fails to make me smile. The lip collection is great value for money and the eyeshadow palette is a everyday go to palette. So if you want to make someone smile daily buy them this set.

So beauties, which ones would you put on your list? Do you have any favs you want to share I would love to hear from you.

Till next time, stay beautiful inside and out.

p.s. I am on some pretty strong medication at the moment, so apoligies in advance for spelling and grammar.