Saturday, 22 March 2014

Special Post: I'll be Back Soon...

I'm currently struggling with the problem of too much to do and too little time to do it. Rather than desert the blog, I thought I would take an official break from blogging for a week or two to get myself back into a routine. 

Once back I will be updating the blogs, at the moment the additional pages are unfinished and I will make sure the blogs are fully complete. 

Furthermore, I will getting more involved in the social media side of the blog. I am currently a newbie to social media, with me sticking to the simple texting method of interacting with friends. 

I'm sure that after a small break to get myself organised and into a routine I will be back with more inspired content and will have a lot to blog about! 

Thank you for your support and I will see you all soon...

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Lips: Topshop Lipstick

Topshop first launched its make-up line within 2010, four years on and the collection has expanded, offering core essentials as well as on-trend seasonal offerings. 

The lipstick collection is one of its most extensive, with a collection complete with nudes, pinks, reds and purples and a variety of shades to choose from. In particular, the number of red shades is fantastic, some with only slight shade differences to allow you to find the right shade for you. 

Application is nice and easy and the coverage is good but some colours do need two layers. The lipstick does offer some moisture to the lips, preventing them from drying out and making them nice to wear. Colour does last for a while but repeat application is needed throughout the day to ensure the colour pop is perfect. The only downside is that any chap skin to your lips will be highlighted by the colours, more so than other lip sticks I've used.

The packaging is nice and simple and looks nice on presentation within a make-up collection. My big complaint, however, is the only reference to the colour of the lipstick is on the sticker at the bottom, so when you want a particular colour you have to keep picking each one up to find the one you're after! 

Topshop's lip sticks retail at £8 each making them perfect for testing out new colours that you're not sure about. However, when it comes to those everyday essentials I perhaps would search for a slightly more longer lasting colour coverage. 

Check out the colours I picked from the collection below and let me know what you think of Topshop's lipstick collection!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Hair: Tangle Teezers

The Tangle Teezer is one of the few products turned down by the Dragons of Dragon's Den to go on and become a huge success - without them. Born in 2005, the Tangle Teezer received its big break within 2009, as the market woke up to the revolutionised invention. Now 2014, the Tangle Teezer has won an array of industry awards, a Queen's award for enterprise and hosts many celebrity fans, including Victoria Beckham and Cara Delevingne.

So what is the Tangle Teezer? 

Friday, 7 March 2014

New Release: Henry Holland X Elegant Touch - New Collection

Henry Holland first collaborated with Elegant touch late last year, creating a collection of statement and quirky false nails. The collection stood out for all the right reasons, the claw-like shape, googly eyed faces and statement manicure nail basics. After just a successful first collection, it was only natural for Holland to release another! 

The new collection sees far more quirky designs from ice creams, to thorns and the return of the face aches. Whereas the initial collection featured toned down designs, within the basic manicure and heart-breaker design, this collection is statement focused with no subtle nails allowed. 

Overall I love the collection. The designs are all so different, making for a unique collection. Personal favourites have to be the kitty kitsch - a definite marmite design - game changer and sweet tooth. 

The collection is available now in a variety of places, including Elegant Touch's website, ASOS and Boots. In addition, the initial collection launched last year is still available on Elegant Touch's website. 

Check out all the new designs below.

What do you think of Henry's new collection? Any favourites?