Monday, 25 January 2016

California Dreaming - Chanel L.A Sunrise Collection - Spring 2016

It's me.  Im in California dreaming, about the way we used to be...

Yes summer, I'm talking about you. January is tough right? It's even worse when it suddenly became cold last week, just on time for Blue Monday. Even New York is covered in thick snow. The only way to get through it is by manifesting positive thoughts and visualisation...

California dreaming, on such a winters day...

Or, you can try the new Limited Edition L.A Sunrise collection from Chanel which will not bring you the sun, but it will at least make you glow like you're from the sunshine state.

Chanel Sunrise Collection.  Spring 2016

Anyone who knows me will know that I'm obsessed with the sunrise, and sunset. It's a miracle that happens once a day, every day, yet never gets boring. I was super excited to see that the makeup is inspired by this very magical moment, in one of the worlds most exciting cities. The collection consists of eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushers, and mascaras to reflect and capture the flamboyant and overflowing energy of California, especially at sunrise. I'm talking about the glowy, romantic, ombré colours, that glisten the ocean and nature, fused with the vibrancy of LA's famous architecture. 

I think my visualisation is working... I can already see Chateau Marmont on the horizon... Cocktail in hand of course!

Here's are a few of my favourites

Sunset Trip Nail Polish - £18.00

Not exactly blue, or purple. Les Vernis Nail Gloss Sunrise Trip shows off a glossy shine that shimmers in the sunlight. Like an Amerhis with an enigmatic aura. The bottom image is what it looks like with one coat, and the top, two coats. It's quite inky and dark with two coats, so if you want to go for the unusual blue/purple tone, I would only apply one.

Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner - £19.00

These colours captivate the energy of the West Coast. The Feverent Blue rides the crest of the waves with the surfers. We all like a surfer don't we? I seriously can't wait to try these out on the beach, and did I mention they were waterproof? Also available in Pacific Green and Purple Choc. 

Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadow - Absolute Light - £25.00

These amazing eyeshadows are transformed under the sun. This Ocean Light is explosive. Intense and the pigment is so strong it doesn't fade. The one above is Griffin Green, and it's insanely glittery, and even looks better as it fades. Apply with the brush or fingers. I prefer fingers. Also available in Moonlight Pink, and Ocean Light. 

Rouge Coco Shine Lipshine - £25.00

These lipsticks glisten with the LA sun. They are hydrating and weightless on the lips yet pigmented strong enough to last for hours. This lipstick is called Shipshape, but make sure you try out Energy and Mighty. Like all Chanel lipsticks, they do not disappoint, the look and smell amazing, and last al day.

Sun kissed Ribbon Exclusive Creation Blusher - £44.00

When the sun peaks it's head over the Californian Ocean, ribbons of colour are traces in the sky in a multitude of shades. The Sunkiss Ribbon reproduces this in a multitude of shades - fuschua pink, soft coral, and copper beige which all blend magically to mimic the sky and illuminate the skin. It creates a warm tone on the skin, giving the completion a subtle tan and natural glow. 

I hope this made you feel excited, happy and glowy, inside and out?

Available January 29th from Chanel concessions, Nationwide.

Friday, 22 January 2016

New Thick & Curly Tangle Teezer

One of my first blog posts was about the amazing Tangle Teezer which changed my life forever.  If you don't already know about this revolutionary plastic hairbrush which detangles the wildest birds nests of barnets, it was featured on TV show Dragons Den, and failed to make it through. Designed by hair stylist Shaun Pulfrey, it is the most successful product to ever come out of the show.  

I have coloured hair which is in fairly okay condition, but when I wash my hair, it is impossible to comb out using a normal hairbrush. It looks like I have back combed whilst dragging myself through a field backwards, its ridiculous. I have had incidents where I have accidently left my Tangle Teezer at home, and yes, there have been tears.

So when I thought it couldn't get any better, the new 'Thick & Curly' for yes, thick, curly and afro hair, has taken detangling to another level.  

I dont have an afro, but my hair had got a lot blonder over the years, so the dreads I get after washing have been even worse to comb out. I seriously dread it... 
The new Thick and Curly takes the brilliance of the original, but with longer, and stronger teeth using firm flex technology so it grips the hair and detangles in one go. I have been using it for a few days now and it has made a huge difference.  Its faster, stronger, and doesn't pull out and break my hair. I really think its one of the best products ever inveted. 

Liberate your locks!

Available from 1st February Topshop and Boots.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Dr Jackson Detox Tea


It's the new year and this is my first post of 2016! Happy New Year everyone...I hope this year will be wonderful and magicical for you all!

My 2016 so far has been super fun...mostly because I have been so bad, and doing all of the naughty things I wouldn't have dreamed of doing at the end of last year, such as late nights, partying, drinking, and eating bread and sugar.  I was really sick before Christmas and really bored which made me realise I needed to get some fun out of (or in) my system, even if it was in January when the rest of the population hit the gym and the nutribullet.  The last week has been amazing, and I have been extremely happy.

Unfortunately, I seriously cannot maintain this lifestyle, and as it's nearly mid Jan (already) it's time to get back to reality and detox. I've finished off my last Pierre Herme Macaroon, and replacing it with a rice cake! Back to normal life of salad, fruit, and vegtables...Snore... This will not be easy, but the benefits will do wonders for my skin.

One easy way of detoxing and cleansing the body is by drinking tea.  Its not tiring, and it tasted pretty good.  The Detox Tea by Dr Jackson is one of Liberty London's fastest selling products.  Its amazing. It contains ingredients with ntural ingredients and medicinal properties, such as digestion boosting Fennel, Aniseed, Elderflower, and Senna Fruits, to de bloat, and detox. Also, the Spanish liquorice, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, gives the tea a sweet taste due to its natural glycyrrhizin content.

I have really got into tea over Christmas, so I am really excited about trying this cult product out. The tea is to be enjoyed every morning and once in the evening over a 4-5 day period, however, if you suffer from a weak stomach, I would take it only in the evening.  Use like any other tea, bags, or loose, and let it brew for 3-5 minutes.

Enjoy, and good luck! Happy detox January :)

Available from Liberty.
*Available loose and Tea Bags


- Detoxifies, cleanses and purifies the body
- The perfect antidote to over-indulgence
- 100% natural, each jar provides a 2 week supply
- With regular use, this tea will improve the skin and physical health through the flushing out of toxins