New Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Magnets

Beautiful Lip Magnet from Armani Beauty

New Armani Beauty Lip Magnets

These are the new Lip Magnets* from Giorgio Armani Beauty and boy are they pigmented! I have four out of the 18 shades available and I am so pleased with the colours I have. These new liquid lip colours are inspired by two of Giorgio Armani Beauty’s most iconic products – the Maetsro Fusion Makeup and the Lip Maestro Velvet Lip Colour They have combined incredible colour intensity with an ultra thin formula and they’ve created a range of rich, pigmented and ultra long wearing matte lip colours. I am seriously impressed.

As with all Armani Beauty products these feel luxurious and are packaged in the with the iconic red lids with the Giorgio Armani Beauty logo in gold, I like that you can see the shades through the glass packaging, it makes picking a colour that much easier. The applicator has been developed by Armani exclusively for the Lip Magnets and they are calling it the Calligraphic Applicator. It gives you great control and precision to apply just the perfect amount of colour.

Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets

These liquid lip colours apply with ease and feel incredibly comfortable on the lips, the weightless formulation which is a combination of water, oils and pigments means that it fuses to your lips giving you that high concentrated colour. The water gradually evaporates allowing the oils to deliver a rich, intense colour that is also 4 times thinner than a liquid lip colour.

Once these are on the lips on the colour remains intense for hours and they just do not budge or transfer. I was shocked when I looked in the mirror after drinking & eating & my lip colour was still very much in place. I like that they apply quite fluid but dry down to be beautifully matte.

Beautiful Lip Magnet from Armani Beauty

New Release From Armani Beauty Lip Magnets

The Lip Magnets are available in 18 beautiful shades, everything from pretty pinks to softer nudes and of course a classic vibrant red. I have 4 shades and they’re a good cross section of shades

Second Skin – This is a very pretty nude pink and this has become my everyday colour. Its so easy to wear and looks fresh on the lips.

Front Row – This is deeper plum shade but its not too dark on the lips, this initially applied a little patchy but nothing a second coat didn’t fix. Its a great option for Autumn

Maharajah – This is one very bright, intense pink and its beautiful. The colour is bold in one swipe and looks so vivid and bright on the lips

Hollywood – This is a pretty orange toned red and it looks so vibrant and classic on the lips

Armani Lip Magnet Swatches

Matte lipstick stains are nothing new and almost all brands have released their version but these Armani Lip Magnets feel different on the lips, more natural, less drying and like I said they have serious longevity. I know they’re at the top end of anyone’s budget but if you like to wear a matte lip and are looking to invest in one that is great quality, luxurious and won’t need reapplying for hours.

If you’re able to get to a counter then I urge you to pop down and swatch these, I think you will fall in love with the formula and the colour selection too.

Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets* are out now exclusively at Selfridges £27 each and launch Nationwide from 26th October

* PR Sample

Haircare for a Special Occasion

Party Hair Prep

Party Hair Prep

I went to my brothers wedding last weekend and I don’t really do the whole dressing up all glam, I’m 100% more comfortable in a casual setting, so when it came to styling my hair I knew I was going to go for a look that was simple. My Mum, Bride & a few other girls went to the salon to have their hair put up or styled but I like to do my own, that way you get exactly what you want. I thought I would share a few of the products I used on the day.

Pureology Fullfyl Shampoo & Conditioner

This duo is so good at giving your hair a really good clean but leaving it with a little volume and a gorgeous healthy shine. It is more for colour treated hair but I always think haircare that is formulated for that is gentle and less striping and this range is perfect for that. It also leaves my hair with less flyaways and gives it a nice texture once styled. I have the full sized versions but how could I resist taking these minis away with me. Pureology is 100% vegan and sulphate free so your hair is in good hands.

Shea Moisture 10 in 1 Multi Benefit Hair Masque*

If I am honest when it comes to hair masks I am a little lazy and more often than not it is a step I skip. I do have my favourites that I use when my hair is looking lacklustre or when I need my hair to look its best for a special occasions. This Shea Moisture SuperFruit Complex one is one that never lets me down, its rich formula gives your hair a boost of hydration and just leaves it feeling silky soft. I leave this on for as long as I can, generally about 45 minutes, it contains so many lovely ingredients and the positive results are not only visible immediately but also long term.

  • Superfruit–a blend of red raspberry, ketones, goji, acai and guava extracts rich in anti-aging antioxidants
  • Marula oil–contains natural plant peptides that help support hair’s elasticity
  • Biotin–nourishes individual strands for thicker, stronger hair
  • Shea butter–deeply moisturises while conditioning hair and scalp

OGX Moroccan Curling Perfection

My hair is naturally wavy so when it comes to styling it for special occasions I like to wear it as natural as possible. If I try and straighten it I know that a few hours later it will have kinks in it & if it gets wet its pretty much a frizzy mess & game over. If I add a little curl to it I find it holds really well and looks better throughout the night. I love OGX haircare and this Curling Perfection Cream is fantastic to help my waves / curls look natural and doesn’t weight them down. Its not going to leave your hair crusty or heavy with product, so if you like more of a natural effortless wave to your hair this product is for you.

Nicky Clarke Supershine Conditioning Tong

Nicky Clarke Supershine Iconic Steam Conditioning Tong* £39.99

As I said my hair is naturally wavy but to ensure it looked a little more polished and like I’d made an effort I used this pretty swish black & rose gold curling tong from Nicky Clarke.  I like that this tong is super light weight, the barrel is 25mm which is perfect for creating subtle, natural curls and you can vary the temperature to suit your hair type from 130c to 210c.

  • Ceramic finish barrel gives fast, even heat and smooth, snag-free styling for soft, silky styles
  • Ionic conditioning locks in moisture to keep hair healthy and frizz-free
  • Automatic safety shut-off after 60 minutes.
  • 30 seconds heat-up time.
  • 5 settings up to a maximum of 210ºC, with digital controls and LED display

There is a little reservoir at the tip of the tongs which you fill with water so you can release a little steam to lock in moisture and help your curls have a little more structure to them. I also run my fringe through these to give it that slight curl under. All in all this is a great quality styling wand and it looks very luxurious too, my hair kept its curl all day and night. There is also a hair dryer and straighteners in this Supershine range & if like me you often forget to turn them off this range has auto shut-off after 60 minutes for safety, such a great safety feature.

I didn’t take many photos from the Wedding of my hair but I do have this one of me & my husband towards the end of the night.

Wedding Guest Photos

*PR Sample

QVC Tili Beauty Box Second Edition

QVC Tili October Beauty Box Spoiler

QVC Tili Beauty Box October

October Tili Beauty Box

This is the Try it Love it (Tili) Beauty Box from QVC and before you ask if there is really room for another beauty box on the market – just take a look at the contents! Its jam-packed full of luxurious, current, must have beauty products.

So October saw the release of the Tili Beauty Box Second Edition and once again they’ve managed to include some big name brands like Tarte, NIOD, OPI and Caudalie. The contents have a value of £99 but retails at £20 including p&p, so you’re getting a fantastic deal. I thought their first box was going to be hard to follow-up but they have knocked it out of the park, these Tili boxes feel like they’re been carefully curated and I’m very excited to try everything.

QVC Tili October Beauty Box Spoiler

In your box:

  • 1 x Percy & Reed Abundantly Bouncy Volumising Mousse (200ml) – with a formula created to stay light and feel natural thanks to its creamy moisturising texture, this mousse is designed to give your hair extreme, lasting volume, without a sticky or stiff feel
  • 1 x NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (15ml) – this advanced serum combines 12 forms of hyaluronic compounds in a peptide-charged delivery system to offer visible hydration, helping to plump and even out the appearance of your complexion and leave it feeling comfortable and smooth
  • 1 x Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara (7ml) – helps separate and lift lashes, while painting on glossy, ultra-black definition with a patented soft bristle brush that saturates even the tiniest lashes to increase lash volume instantly
  • 1 x Amazing Grace shower gel (30ml) – a three-in-one shower gel, bath foam and shampoo, with an amazingly clean, beautifully feminine scent
  • 1 x OPI Nail Lacquer in Russian Navy (15ml) a richly-pigmented inky blue shimmer
  • 1 x Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer (59ml) a lightweight formula with a sheer bronze tint designed to even out the look and feel of your skin tone, creating a smoother canvas on which to apply your make-up, and giving a soft, luminescent glow
  • 1 x Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen (0.8g) – in Black Noir (intense black). This water-resistant, long-wear eye pen glides on smoothly in a single sweeping motion, and is designed to be smudge and budge-resistant
  • 1 x Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Moisturizer SPF20 (15ml) – this rich formula features soft-focus mattifying powders that instantly prime and blur the look of your skin, while helping to smooth and re-contour the look of your complexion. Combines micro hyaluronic acids with Vine Resveratrol, plus peptides

New Tili Beauty Box

You get 8 products in this months box and they’re a good mix of skincare, haircare and makeup and I have to say I’m really impressed with the contents. I’m particularly excited to try the Tarte Mascara, NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex and the beautiful OPI Nail Polish. Quite often with beauty boxes there are a few dud products or foil packets but it seems with Tili you get top named, good quality brands and a mix of full size products and generous deluxe samples.

These boxes sell out quite quickly so don’t hang about!

Tili Beauty Box : £20 including P&P

BIBA Vanity Case from House of Fraser

BIBA Vanity Case in Purple

BIBA Vanity Case in Purple

Beautiful BIBA Luggage

BIBA Vanity Case*

If you are into luxury luggage and like me have always wanted a swish vanity case for all your cosmetics then I think you are going to fall in love with this BIBA Vanity Case. BIBA are a luxe luggage brand that sell in House of Fraser, they have an extensive selection of beautiful suitcases and handbags. They’re also celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, so its safe to say they know a thing or two about travelling in style.

I’ve been trying out the stunning purple Vanity Case which is moulded with the iconic BIBA jacquard design on a beautiful high shine finish, with metallic gold detailing. Its incredible quality and although its lightweight (which is what you want when it comes to luggage) it feels very strong and durable so you know all your treasures are going to travel safely inside this. Its functional whilst looking stylish, of course.

BIBA Luggage Vanity Case

Makeup Vanity Case from BIBA

The interior is divided thoughtfully with zipped, meshed and elasticated pockets to make this the perfect compact organiser. You get two very good sized compartments on each side, these are deep and allow you to pack the bulk of your toiletries in here, knowing they’re protected by the hard case. They zip closed so they are secure and  I managed to fit full sized toiletries inside with room to spare.

You also get a zipped mesh pouch which is ideal for items that you may need to reach for before you get to your destination. There is also handy elasticated pockets which you can slide in things like makeup brushes, sunglasses and hair tools. So you have lots of options and for someone that loves organising their makeup and skincare its perfect.

  • Hard sided case
  • 5 year guarantee
  • Capacity  21 L
  • Depth  18 cm
  • Height  32 cm
  • Luggage Weight  1.2 kg
  • Width  36 cm

Purple BIBA Luggage

Luxe Luggage from BIBA

This case keeps everything organised and neat and because its a hard case it ensures you get to your destination with all your makeup / products intact. It has a few carry options, one being a sturdy detachable over the shoulder strap, the second is a great handle on the top and the third being the rear strap which allows for it to perch securely on top of your suitcase. I am heading to Amsterdam next week for a Birthday Celebration & I can’t wait to take this with me, I will be able to pack all my favourite cosmetics and not worry about them getting damaged.

It does come in other colour options but this high shine purple colour is beautiful and distinctive. Oh and you get a 5 year guarantee which is fantastic. If you’re quick this BIBA Vanity Case has £16 off in the SALE.

BIBA Vanity Case – £80.00 (currently £64)

*PR Sample