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22 December 2014

Sleek MakeUp Face Form Palette in Light

If you look in my handbag at any given time, you’d be surprised at the amount of makeup I carry around with me considering I wear hardly any during the day while I’m at work. Nights out I like to apply make up with a trowel – literally the more the better. Every time I go away, I always attempt to pack light; yet want to take practically my makeup collection away with me. I think I may have found a compact palette which covers you for highlighter, bronzer/contour and blush courtesy of Sleek’s Face Form Palette in Light.

I think this post will mainly be a first impressions post, as I’ve only had this since last week; however I wanted this post up ready for last minute Christmas nights out and for New Year, actually let’s even throw in travelling. This palette is aimed for lighter skin tones, however a word of warning the bronzer/contour shade is quite dark when I’m not tanned. A lighter application is all what you need though to overcome it.

If I’m honest I find that the bronzer and blush combo is slightly too much for me, during the day, so for work I’ve just been using the Rose Gold blusher by itself. If you’re not a fan of a shimmery blush I would suggest buying their Contour Palette instead. Colour pay off from all the products is exceptional, yet this isn’t just the case with this palette, I’ve found it with all Sleek products. Normally for nights out I prefer to use a matte blusher, so this hasn’t come out with me yet; however for travelling it’s going to be ideal.

For £9.99 you get all three colours in a compact palette (think the same depth as their eye shadow palettes) with a large mirror in, ideal for when you can’t get near a mirror on nights out/saves you taking one for travelling. I think my only gripe with this product is the fact that all three products are equal sizes – personally I would have preferred less highlighter (let’s be honest who actually hits pan on highlighter) and maybe more bronzer. Also it’s worth noting that the blusher is only available in the fair/light palettes, the darker shades consist of bronzer, contour and a highlighter.

Ps – If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gift/stocking filler – look no further than this.

21 December 2014

Sunday Edit #85

There wasn't going to be a Sunday Edit this week, however Pierre has decided to step in for me - can you tell its derby day... However there needs to be some edits - white should be in caps and Pierre would like to be referred to as a blogging GOD (god has to be in caps I've been instructed). 

There's going to be some Christmassy posts coming up on the run up to the big day - so keep your eyes peeled for those. Hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas.

17 December 2014

Sebastian Professional Color Ignite Multi Range

Sebastian Professional Color Ignite Multi
Sebastian Professional Color Ignite Multi
Sebastian Professional Color Ignite Multi

Lately I've been having some major hair issues - well not so much the hair itself but the water. After toning my ombre, my blonde is decent for literally one wash and then as soon as it touches the water of the ghetto it goes brassy and yellow. This doesn't happen if I wash my hair at the parents and considering we live a village apart, it has to be down the the water. 

Over the last few weeks since getting my hair coloured I've been trying out Sebastian Professionals Color Ignite Shampoo and Conditioner - a range I've heard very little about. The range comes in two types - mono for hair which is dyed the one colour and multi for those who's hair is highlighted or like me has ombre (basically if your hair has more than one colour). I have to admit it's been good to test these items without having any preconceptions and if I'm honest I'm a bit on the fence about these.

I think the first thing which you will have noticed is the conditioner. It's in mousse form - I've never used a conditioner like this before. Basically you use this like any ordinary conditioner - however my gripe with this is that you can't control how much comes out, which leads to product waste. However the winner for me, has to be the shampoo. You can really see a difference when I don't use it - my hair is more bright and shiny and it does a good job of keeping the brassiness at bay. I should mention that the brassiness is still there, however I do think that it helps prevent it from getting worse.

All in all the shampoo is amazing and works equally as well with my other coloured conditioners. The conditioner on the other hand - I think due to the fact that too much comes out, I'm using too much conditioner than I really should be using. I think I need to work on my technique to get just the right amount. 

On a side note, while browsing the Hairtrade website I've noticed that they have some excellent value hair gift sets on offer which would be ideal for last minute Christmas presents. Also check out their perfumes too - there's some real bargains to be had. I don't know whether the gift sets are available from their Metro Centre store, however as I'm there this weekend I'll check and update this.

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Why celebs are getting into the clothing game – and how you can too!

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It seems that anyone who is anyone is no longer just content with singing, acting or writing a novel or two. At one time, the expected stream of diversification of a celebrity or star was to lend their name to a new perfume, usually just in time for the Christmas shopping rush. But, times have changed and creating their own clothing range is something that many a celebrity is diving into in the 21st century. In most cases, the results are predictable: everyone loves their gear! And for those seriously considering in investing in wholesale clothing ranges, could be making a very wise move indeed…

The Internet – the perfect, powerful tool!
The advent of the Internet has been a blessing when it comes to commerce. No longer do you have to be content with just selling to the local populace; you can branch out, offering item from a whole clothing range to domestic and foreign markets. Your goods could end up as far as New Zealand or New York; the world really is your oyster. And this powerful tool is waiting for you to tap into it; all you need is a product, a website or a shop on one of the favourite auction or selling sites, whether that is eBay or Amazon. Signing up to the secure method of payment such as PayPal, makes your business an even more attractive proposition.

So, which celebrities are taking the clothing world by storm and what can we learn from them…?

This diva of popular music is a liked celebrity with some great, catchy hits under her belt but it seems that she has always hankered to sell her own clothing range… but rather than branch out completely on her own, she has teamed up with well-known high street retailer River Island.
Aimed at ‘young sassy women’ with personalities to match, her range is considered hot to trot for all those young things out there. However, the only downside is the price, with many experts suggesting that a dress costing £75 may well be out of the price range of the sassy young things that Rihanna has aimed her range at. Rumours are she could be about to launch her own clothing line; keep an eye out to see how it goes…

Kelly Brook
Many women enjoy the collection of swimwear that Kelly both designs and models, simply because she has the look, some say, of a real woman – in other words, she has curves and shows them! Again, teaming up with a popular high street store, Kelly’s latest swimwear offering is in New Look stores across the country. Better still, the prices are well within the range of the high street shopper.

Dannii Minogue
Known for her judging on X Factor, Dannii Minogue is known as an astute business woman but she has shocked the fashion world with her latest collection as part of Project D, launched back in 2010. Whilst the world though she would create tight fitting, almost too outlandish for the real world collections, she has created a chic, class look with her dress and accessories in the 2014 collection. Again, she had realised the power of hooking up with an established brand with an established customer base, making her clothing collection available through the popular catalogue ‘Simply Be’.

The Kardashians
Think what you will of these American fly-on-the-wall reality TV stars, they have business acumen that is trading on their name – their brand so to speak – and have created a clothing that is proving incredibly popular. Catwalks across the world missed animal prints with black staples and guess what the Kardashian Kollection includes? Yes, that’s right, animal prints and staple black items. Perfect for anyone trendy shopper on the high street and all you need to do to get your mitts of this designer gear is pop into your local Dorothy Perkins store. But, the price tag is bigger than the usual Dorothy Perkins stuff…

The Beckhams
Again, not always the most popular couple with the Great British public (or media) and sometimes treated with disdain, it seems however that the time has come to take both Victoria and David seriously, especially when it comes to their clothing range.
Victoria has wooed the critics with her clean cut tailoring, and David’s undergarments are causing a storm in H&M; both collections are doing so well in UK that world domination is round the corner.

And so, can YOU do it?!

Yes, you can and the common denominator that runs through all of the above is example is this: they all know their market, their target consumer and have tapped into a ready market. You may not be able to get your gear in Top Shop just yet but, tagging your website close to an established market and pushing your gear in all the right place is a great way to start. 

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14 December 2014

Sunday Edit #84

Well it appears Blogmas was a big fat fail wasn't it. The start of job number two has got me shattered and literally as soon as I get in on a night I'm straight in bed, so yet again blogging has fallen of the radar. However if I do double posts on 4 days then technically I've caught up haven't I.. hmm I may ponder on that one. Anyway, it's now dawned on me that in 21 days I hit the big 3-0. Urghhhhh, now I'm depressed. Think I may have to do some online shopping to cheer me up now.
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