Tuesday, 29 September 2015

September Favorites

Beauty Favorites

La Roche-Posay Serozinc

benefit high beam

metallic flash tattoos

So September passed by like a flash! Don’t quite know how that happened but autumn is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited. Oversized cozy jumpers, berry lips, crisp air and pumpkin spice lattes. Love. Autumn is hands down my favorite season and the preparations for my fall beauty wardrobe have started in September and the list of my most-loved items goes as follows…

I think it’s safe to say that my skin has never really been as clear and healthy as it is now. Spots have been kept at bay and my complexion is luminous and glowing. I have a post talking about all my skincare faves coming up soon but I think that the good condition of my skin is mainly down to two products. First, we have the GlamGlow Youthmud Mask (here). This baby just rocks and I’m here to tell you that it is as brilliant as everyone else says it is. The mask gently exfoliates the skin, removing all dead skin cells but it also manages to absorb impurities and leave the skin feeling and looking clean. Youthmud minimizes the appearance of my pores, which is something that I really struggle with. The main reason I fell in love with the mask though is because of the way it brightens up and tightens up the skin. It makes the biggest difference and my complexion looks 10x more radiant, toned and lifted. The La Roche-Posay Serozinc* (here) is the latest addition to my daily skincare routine and I’m simply in love with it. It is basically a zinc sulphate solution, which helps cleanse and sooth the skin. I use it as toner, pre-serum and spray it directly on my face. I don’t know what is the magic behind it but it just mattes things down and keeps my complexion spot-free. It’s just brilliant and now you can get your mitts on it from here without a trip to Paris needed. Score.

When I think autumn, red lip always pops in my mind and this past month has all been about the Maybelline Color Drama Velver Pencil in Light It Up (here / review). It’s basically the perfect, easy to slap on red and I’m just smitten. Its bright classic red shade is to die for and I find it suits everyone as it’s not too orange or pink. It’s right in the middle and I love how it compliments my skin tone. It gives me some serious Marilyn Monroe vibes and the formula is spot on as well. Creamy, hydrating, super long-lasting and extremely opaque. Definitely one to check out ladies! Super affordable too.

Nails wise, it’s been tight between Essie Fiji and YSL La Laque Couture in #39 Beige Gallery (here / review) but I think this greige beauty has been sported a bit more this past month. This concrete beige with grey undertones is a total beauty and doesn’t make my hands look like death, which is usually my issue with nudes. Beige Gallery is one of the most classy and sophisticated varnishes in my collection and the creamy, opaque formula is the dream. It applies like charm with its perfectly sized, wide brush and it hangs around for days without chipping. Definitely my fave high-end polish atm!

It might be due to the whole ‘strobing’ craze that’s been going around the beauty community recently but highlights and I are having some serious love-affair right now. The one that’s been gracing my cheekbones the most recently is Benefit High Beam (here). I am all about its pearly pink shade that looks stunning on my cool toned complexion. It’s not too shimmer-laden and just highlights the skin in a really subtle and beautiful way. Just make sure you don’t put too much on as it might look a bit cakey or seep into pores. High Beam highlight applies easily, just work one cheekbone at a time as I find it sets rather quick.

I’m always late to jump on the bandwagon and I just recently discovered the beauty of the flash / metallic tattoos. These boho chic inspired temporary gems have become a night out essential for me and I love having fun with different styles and colors. They look seriously dreamy with tan on and I never fail to feel like a proper bohemian princess wearing them. I love how versatile they look and you can apply them wherever you fancy. I’ve seen people go seriously all out but I just like to add a couple just to compliment my jewelry and outfit for the evening. They apply and remove like a breeze and if you’re looking for something fun to add to your look pre-concert /party / festival - look this way. There are tons of shops where you can get them online, so go have a browse.

Have you tried any of these products before?

Lots of love,
Andrea
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Monday, 7 September 2015

Wishlist-ing // Temptist

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So with a brand new apartment to renovate starting from scratch and a cheeky little trip to Dubai coming up next month, I think it’s safe to say that strings have been tightened in the purse department. I’ve restricted myself to going Space NK crazy recently but let me just tell you that this spending ban has just made everything seem that much more appealing. I’ve caught myself browsing Selfridges and Harvey Nichols’ websites way more that I probably should have, which has only just resulted in me having a mile long wishlist. Typical.

And just when things were getting out of hand I was contacted by a brand new website called Temptist (here), asking me to share the top five items that have been tempting my poor wallet recently. It wasn’t easy but I have somehow managed to narrow them down and here are the lucky winners. We have some beauty, fashion and photography gems thrown in the mix, so head over to have a peek if you fancy. I love the concept behind Temptist as it’s the place where ‘wish lists get social’. You can safe all items you are lusting after in one place and share them with family and friends. It’s really cool, I promise. I’ve even started pinning some Christmas present ideas, it’s never too early right?

temptist site

Oh, and also the lovely people at Temptist are giving away a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick (which I am dyiiiiiiing to get my mitts on btw) to one lucky winner. All you need to do to enter is go to their website, sign up and add the lippy from my tempting items list to yours – easy peasy. Good luck ladies!

What is your number one item that you badly want to treat yourself to?

Lots of love,
Andrea


Discloruse: This post has been sponsored by Temptist. For more information please check out my full disclaimer policy here.
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Friday, 4 September 2015

Dare To Be You // Ghost Girl

Ghost Girl Fragrance

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Ghost Girl Fragrance

Self-confidence is not something that has always come easy for me. It’s taken me years and years of self-discovery and learning how to actually love myself. I used to be one of those girls that would always fear to express themselves at school and would fall into any fashion/music trend, well just because everyone else loves it. If I could tell anything to my 15-year-old self it would definitely be to embrace myself, be more daring, take risks and not be afraid to show my true colors to the world. Being comfortable in your own skin and having that amazing feeling of inner confidence is extremely important and that’s why I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the idea behind the new GHOST Girl campaign.

GHOST dare you to be you! Step out of your comfort zone, be edgy, rock that bright purple lipstick if you fancy, channel your inner rebel, express yourself in any way possible, be bold and never be afraid to be you! It’s the most rewarding feeling, no doubt about it!

I just love the powerful message GHOST are sending to the younger girls and I hope that more people feel inspired and take that incredible journey to self-discovery. It surely did inspire me and let me tell you - I felt pretty damn good! I slapped on some rather bright lipstick, put my hair up in a ponytail and hit the park for my first one-on-one boxing session. I felt liberated and free and smelled pretty amazing at the same time as well. Because the fragrance itself? Well, it’s love…

A beautiful blend of pear, pomegranate and orange blossom, which are mixed with cedar wood and musky cumber, which help balance everything out and add a lot of character to the scent. GHOST Girl is sweet and fruity but in a completely non-overpowering way. The fragrance is really feminine but definitely has a certain edge to it, which I adore. It’s playful, adventurous and carefree and the stunning graffiti bottle is the ideal finishing touch that looks lovely on my dressing table and it’s the perfect daily reminder that I should believe in myself more. This gorgeous fragrance is out now and you get your mitts on it here.


‘GHOST fragrances have been on a bold journey of self-discovery and unveil their edgy side presenting a brand new feminist floral that is complimented by a brand new look and feel. The scent, like the campaign is bursting with attitude for the strong, daring and fun-loving girl of today. Their most fearless fragrance to date, this intoxicating scent marks a change of direction for the brand adding a young, mischievous edge to the existing classical collection.’

GHOST Girl. Dare To Be You.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Ghost via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Ghost.

Lots of love,
Andrea
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