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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.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

12 Beauty Advent Calenders 2016

Hello Beauties,

I hope you are all well. So I am going to talk about beauty advent calenders, I love chocloate as much as the next person. However to wake up each day during the festive season to a little makeup treat sounds divine. These beauty calenders are very popular and some sell out immediatly, so make sure you sign up to the waiting lists or pre order if you can. So on here I have hand picked 12, I have ensured they are suited to all budgets. Beauties, if you find a better price, please do let me know, thank you in advance.

Kiss Cosmetic Calender

Price - £5
Available from - Now
Purchase from - Wilko
Contains - 1x0.5 gold pencil, 1x 0.5 black pencil, 1x0.5 lip pencil,2 piece toe separator set ,1x bronze/ blush brush, 1x3g bronzer, 1x3.5g blusher, 1xpencil sharpener, 1xnail sticker, 1x nail stencils, 4x1.5ml nail varnish,1x2g mini eye palette, 1xsponge applicator, 1x nail jewels, 2 piece cuticle stick, 1x2.8ml mini mascara, 3x7ml mini lip glosses, 2x emery board. 

Flutter Beauty Calender

Price - £8
Available from - Now
Purchase from - Superdrug
Contains - 8 x Eye Shadows, 4 x Lip Glosses, 4 x Lip Balms, 4 x Eye Applicators , 4 x Lip Applicators.

Technic Cube Beauty Advent Calendar

Price - £10
Available from - Now
Purchase from - Superdrug
Contains - This compact cube is filled with 24 cosmetic goodies

Dirty works Advent Calender

Price - £10
Availible from - November
Purchase from -Sainsbury
Contians - 24 goodies

W7 24 Cosmetic Treats, Countdown To Christmas Advent Calendar

W7 24 Cosmetic Treats, Countdown To Christmas Advent Calendar

Price - £18.96
Availible from - Now
Purchase from - Amazon
Contains - 10 x W7 Nail Polish, 3 x W7 Lip gloss, 1 x W7 Foundation, 1 x W7 Mascara, 3 x W7 Mini Lipstick, 3 x W7 Glitter pot, 3 x W7 Eye shadow

Benefit 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calender

Price - £34.50
Availible from - 14/10/2016
Purchase from - Benefits
Contains - the POREfessional mini, they’re real! mascara mini, benetint mini , posietint mini, they’re real! remover mini, it’s potent! eye cream mini, lollibalm mini, hoola mini, dandelion mini, BADgal lash mini, highbeam mini, lollitint mini

M&S Advent Calender

Price - £35.00
Availible from - 10/11/2016
Purchase from - Marks and Spencer
Contains - 24 products from Neals Yard hand cream to Ren day cream, this is a mega wow!

No 7 Beauty Calender

Price - £39.00
Availible from - TBC sign up to get notified on the Boots website
Purchase from - Boots
Contains - Goodies worth £151.95 wow! 

Asos Advent Calender

Price - £50.00
Availible from - Now
Purchase from - Asos
Contains - 24 goodies from skin care to make up.

Look Fantastic Beauty Secret 2

Price - £70.00
Availible from - 1/11/16 Pre order now to avoid disappointment
Purchase from - Look Fantasic
Contains - Over £300 of beauty products, this sold out very quickly last year and was a massive hit with all.

Clarins Advent Calender

Price - £95.00
Availible from - October
Purchase from - Clarins
Contains - 24 delightful skin care and beauty products

Charlotte’s World of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar.

Price - £150
Availible from - October
Purchase from - Charlotte Tilbury
Contains - Some full and mini size products, if you love high end makeup this is hands down the best Advent Calendar in my humble opinion. 

So what do you think? I love all of them and if I could I would purchase every single one. I hope you liked my little list.

If you had to choose one calender from above which one and why?

Till next time stay beautiful inside and out,

Babbling On x

Monday, 5 September 2016

Mask Monday

Hello you beauties,

I hope you have all had an amazing summer, it went way to fast for my liking. Mimi is back at school and I am back to work.
So I was having a chat with my cousin Aysha and we were discussing face masks. We came to the conclusion with the best of intentions we never really get round to doing them as often as we would like. I have quite a few masks at home as does Aysha, so we agreed that every Monday we will apply a face mask. As we are doing it together at our own homes we decided to take selfies to prove that we have indeed done it. I would love for you all to join in on Mask Monday, think of the incredible skin we will all have. Just taking around half an hour each Monday for some me time. It may be the start of the working week, but hey what a gorgeous way to start it. When you feel good, everything feels better.

On Mondays I will share a DIY facemask, today the mask is for dry skin.

Over on Instagram is a little video showing  how to make this mask.

Video link for Dry skin mask

Oats, honey and yogurt mask

I love this mask as most of us will have these ingrediants already in kitchen cupboard.

One tablespoon of oat bran or oats
One tablespoon of honey
One tablespoon of yogurt
One teaspoon of olive oil

Place all the ingrediants in a bowl and stir well. Apply to a cleansed face, and leave it on till it is dry, normally takes around ten minutes. Wash your face using circular motions as the oats will now act as an exfoliant. Dry and apply a good moisturiser or better argan oil if you have it. With the oil heat up in your hand and pat it on. You can store the rest of the mask in a sealed container in the fridge for around a week.

The benefits of this mask
Oats behave like a natural exfoliant, thats why ensure to use circular motions when rinising. This will help get rid of any dry and dead skin. It will unclog pores and aid in less breakouts. Your skin will look brighter and more radient. Many of us have probarly used oats in bath when our children get chicken pox, it helps soothes the skin. So all in all a winning ingrediant.

Honey is a fantastic moisturiser, it will helps skin stay hydrated. If you suffer from dry skin you will know how important this.

Yogurt contains lactic acid, this makes the skin super soft and for dry skin that is just what is needed.

Olive Oil tops this mask by adding more moisturise to the skin.

It feels so good when you apply it, really cool and soothing. The skin feels so hydrated and smooth after.

I would love to hear from you, if you use this mask and how you get on with it.

If you do not wish to do a DIY mask, you can buy them. So many places now stock and sell masks, from the pound shop to large department stores. Supermarkets also stock them so you can pop one in the trolley next time you are out shopping. I have masks from all of the above retailers, budget friendly and omg I have blown my budget. I have also purchasaed masks online. I will be doing reviews on my masks. So here they are, have you used any of them?

So you beauties, are you up for Mask Monday? I would love to see your selfies and the best one will win a mask. So what are you waiting for? Go get masking and get ready for fabulous skin. 

Till next time my beauties, stay beautiful inside and out x