Friday, 31 July 2015

MY TOP 5 RED LIP COLOURS

Best Red Lipsticks

There is nothing better at times than a statement red lip, so I wanted to share with you my current top 5 red lip colours. There are traditional matte reds in the round-up, along with high-gloss pencils and liquid lipsticks. Definitely something for everyone...

Thursday, 30 July 2015

ARRAN AROMATICS FEEL GOOD FORMULAS HAUL

Arran Aromatics Feel Good Formulas

Despite being a Scottish brand, I've never really delved into what Arran Aromatics has to offer. However, I popped into their Glasgow Princes Square store earlier this month to pick up some products from their much-loved Feel Good Formulas range so that I could see what all the fuss is about.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A PEEK AT SOME OF LUSH OXFORD STREET'S PRODUCTS

Lush Oxford Street Store

As you will know by now, I am a Lush addict. A couple of weeks ago, I got the chance to experience some of Lush Oxford Street's products, so wanted to share them with you too. Lush's new flagship branch on London's Oxford Street has hundreds of unique products that you can't get in any other Lush store.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

WEAR EPONYMOUS FASHION & HOMEWARE WISHLIST

Wear Eponymous

Last week, I went to meet the owners of online retail store Wear Eponymous at their pop-up shop in Glasgow. Wear Eponymous is a fabulously curated site of luxury independent British fashion and lifestyle designers and their products. Their aim is to offer their customers an easy way to shop quality unique brands that you can't easily find elsewhere.

Monday, 27 July 2015

BAGSY MAKEUP HAUL

Bagsy Makeup

The packaging on new brand Bagsy's products is so beautiful- pretty prints and inspirational quotes adorn the cardboard boxes. I just couldn't resist them! Inside, the products themselves are either slim or compact in size, as the whole Bagsy range is designed to be handbag friendly. As well as being portable in design, the makeup itself is very often multi-use; freeing up even more space.

GIVEAWAY: HIGH-END BEAUTY BRAND SKINCARE SAMPLES

High-End Beauty Skincare Sample Giveaway

It's time for another giveaway! One of my readers will win all of these miniature high-end beauty brand skincare samples. It's a great way to try lots of new brands and products from the likes of Darphin, Lancome, Clarins, Rodial, and Giorgio Armani. There are face oils, moisturisers, serums and cleansers; and all you have to do to win them, is follow the Rafflecopter instructions below...

Friday, 24 July 2015

BEAUTY REVIEW: VICHY IDEALIA SKIN SLEEP


Backed in January I reviewed The Body Shop's Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask (here) and hailed it as a holy grail product. It is and I've talked lots of times since about how much I still love the stuff. It was an original, but now Vichy have brought out a rival product that pretty much does the same thing.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

BEAUTY REVIEW: WINDLE & MOODIE TEXTURE CREAM


It's true that I mostly wear my hair tied up in one way or another; but when I leave it down, I like it to have a really messy and textured look. I'd heard good things about the Windle & Moodie hair salon in London, so I was keen to try something from their range of hair care products and I opted for their Texture Cream.

5 BEAUTY MINUTES WITH LINDSEY KELK

Lindsey Kelk Interview

I am obsessed with all of Lindsey Kelk's novels, and she is also a fellow beauty and blog lover. I grilled her on all her beauty favourites just for you...

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

IN LOVE WITH: MY LAURA GRAVESTOCK POW! RING

Laura Gravestock Pow! Dainty Stacking Ring

As you'll have seen from my many previous jewellery wishlist posts, I have been eyeing up Laura Gravestock's quirky creations for quite some time. I finally purchased one of her dainty stacking rings, and I adore it.

Monday, 20 July 2015

LUSH TURNS 20! MY TOP 5 LUSH COSMETICS PRODUCTS

Lush Cosmetics UK Store

I adore Lush and there has been countless reviews of their products on this blog. However, as Lush is celebrating their 20th birthday, I thought I'd give you a run-down of my top 10 products that they offer. If you've never tried anything from Lush before, this is where to start!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

IN LOVE WITH: MY NEW FIRMOO SUNGLASSES

Firmoo Sunglasses

Last year, I reviewed a gorgeous ombre monochrome pair of sunglasses (blog post here) from Firmoo- an online optical store. This year, they asked if I wanted to review another pair, so I opted for these green and brown beauties.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

CASUAL SUMMER SANDAL WISHLIST

Casual Sandals Wishlist

I'm not really a fan of delicate little sandals as my feet aren't pretty enough for those. I have been eyeing up lots of chunkier styles this year however- ones that cover up a bit more!

MY FAVOURITE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Recipe

I love having protein smoothies for breakfast, and it has taken me a long time (and a lot of trial and error) to create my perfect go-to recipe. The one I drink now takes of liquefied chocolate raspberry brownies. Who wouldn't want a glass of cake?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

VLOG: PROTEIN SMOOTHIES, MAKE-UP & A LUXURY CRUISE LINER TOUR

Laura Pearson-Smith

If you follow me on any of my social media channels, you'll know that I went on board P&O Cruises' The Britannia at the weekend. Join me in a vlog for a tour of this luxury cruise liner!

BEAUTY REVIEW: SCOTTISH FINE SOAPS LARCH & LAVENDER COLLECTION

Scottish Fine Soaps Larch & Lavender

As you'll know if you read my blog regularly, I am Lavender-obsessed; so when I saw this collection from Scottish Fine Soaps, I just had to try it. From their Larch & Lavender line-up (that smells like a Scottish woodland in Spring), I have the body butter, the reed diffuser and the hand & nail cream.

Monday, 13 July 2015

GIVEAWAY: LOTTIE LONDON MAKEUP BRUSHES & NAIL POLISHES


A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed Lottie London's fabulous makeup brushes (here). Now the brand have kindly offered me some of them to give away to one of my readers. The brush set above, plus a Lottie London mirror and the pictured pastel nail lacquers will all be going to one lucky winner.

Friday, 10 July 2015

BEAUTY REVIEW: BENEFIT COSMETICS THEY'RE REAL COLOURS LINER & MASCARA

Benefit They're Real Colours

The black They're Real Mascara and They're Real Liner have been out on sale for quite some time now, and they have gone down a storm (especially the mascara). I reviewed the black liner here. Now, Benefit have expanded the range by adding colours- four new liners (£18.50 each) and two new mascaras (£19.50 each).

Thursday, 9 July 2015

A SNEEK PEEK INSIDE DIY NAILS FOUNDER TAMMY KOSLOWSKI'S NEW NAIL SALON NAF! SALON

NAF! Salon Glasgow

Tammy Koslowski is the very definition of #GirlBoss, and if you haven't heard of her nail decal brand DIY Nails then I don't know where you've been. She has just launched NAF! Salon- a quirky, girly paradise that opens on July 14th in Glasgow city centre. I, of course, couldn't resist a sneak peek and a pre-opening manicure appointment.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

TEETH WHITENING WITH BLANX

BlanX Teeth Whitening

As a Diet Coke addict, my teeth bear the brunt of my excessive consumption. I'm on a diet, don't smoke and rarely drink alcohol; so if Diet Coke is my vice, then I'm not going to give it up as I could have chosen much worse. It does badly stain my teeth however, and I was really starting to notice it in photographs; especially if I was smiling in them alongside someone else.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

BEAUTY REVIEW: MODELS OWN CHROME PALETTE

Models Own Chrome Palette

I have been looking for a cream metallic eyeshadow palette like this for a long time, since I lost my Sleek MakeUP Molten Metal eyeshadow duo. I'm not a fan of Illamasqua, so I wasn't keen on their metallic quad. This Chrome palette from Models Own is a brand new release, and I love it.

Monday, 6 July 2015

SNAPSHOTS FROM DEBENHAMS SUMMER SOIREE & MY DESIGNERS AT DEBENHAMS SWIMWEAR PICKS

Debenhams Swimwear

Last week I attended a Debenhams press event- their Debenhams Summer Soiree party at Gusto restaurant in Glasgow. Gorgeous swimwear from their Designers at Debenhams labels were showcased, and I adore some of the pieces. I wanted to share with you my top picks from their swimwear ranges, plus some exclusive snapshots from the event itself.

Friday, 3 July 2015

JUNE FAVOURITES


This is a few days later than I'd planned to put out my June beauty favourites; but better late than never. There's a really good mixture of products again- from hair care to skin care, nail and bath products. I hope you discover a new favourite too.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

HOW I ORGANISE MYSELF


If you are self-employed and work at home, you'll know how organised you need to be to pull it off successfully. I juggle so many things at once as a full-time blogger and journalist- including the back-end maintenance of my own two sites, answering my emails and reading press releases, pitching collaborations, researching new product launches, attending events, tracking my income and expenses, planning my editorial calendar, photography and actually writing all the content I need to write.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

IN LOVE WITH: MY ELLA VALENTINE LEATHER BRACELET & GIVEAWAY

Ella Valentine Leather Bracelet Bologna

Sometimes I like delicate girly jewellery, and sometimes I like something a bit more casual and chunky. It depends what mood I am in as to how I'll dress that day. I love this leather bracelet from Ella Valentine for my more relaxed style days.
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