The fabu-lash guide to fake lashes with Ardell beauty!

Get party prepped with our Fabu-lash ultimate guide to lashes… no matter your eye shape or favoured style @ardellbeauty_uk has something for everyone! Our go-to style is their Demi wispy lash – perfect for day and night! From lashionistas to falsie novices, anyone can wear lashes – trust us! Get clued up on the best ways to apply & let’s find out what lash styles will suit you…

 


ALMOND EYES

Your eye shape is almond if you have a visible crease in the lid and there is no white above or below the iris. Lucky you! Your eyes are a good shape for lashes because your eye has a subtle curve for them to sit on top of. Because of this, almond eyes will likely suit any lashes, but we think these styles will tickle your falsie fancy and here’s why.

Ardell Natural 105s, £5.49, Superdrug – A long, fluttery and lightweight silhouette that will open up your almond eyes and make them seem bigger. This style is also super adaptable so you could wear it to any occasion.

Ardell Demi Wispies, £5.49, Superdrug (Worn above & our fave style) – Ardell’s bestselling lash style has a graduated, mixed length that will accentuate the almond shape of your eyes. Wear them anytime as these can take you effortlessly from day to night.

NEW Ardell Faux Mink 811 Twin Pack, £10.99, Boots – These lashes have a flare on the outer corner which will elongate your almond eyes. This style is also available as a single, but now you can get two lashes for just over the price of one!

 

 


 

HOODED EYES

These eyes are determined by a deep crease that disappears above and behind the eye. Lashes can be tricky to navigate with hooded eyelids because of the ‘hood’ lid that hangs over the eye, but you don’t have to be afraid of wearing them! These styles will get you lash-worthy in no time.

NEW Ardell Natural 174s, £5.49, Boots – This new style has tapered lashes which will complement the hood of your eye because they are soft and delicate. They’ll also add a subtle boost to your own lashes in length and volume.

Ardell Wispies, £5.49, Boots – This classic Ardell lash style has an elongated centre that will act like a sidekick for your hooded lid. They’re a go- to lash because they’re perfect for both everyday wear and special occasions.

Ardell Wispies 601, £5.49, Superdrug – Try this style with a mix of long and short clusters to open up the hood of your eye like an optical illusion. You can add them to a dramatic and glamourous winged eyeliner for maximum effect

 

 


 

ROUND EYES

Your eyes are round if you have a crease but there is a hint of white above and below the iris. You will also notice they are more circular than they are oval. Your round eyes are rare and enchanting but steer clear of full lashes as this could overwhelm them and look too busy. Why not try these delicate Ardell lashes instead?

Ardell x Danny, £5.49, Superdrug – These lashes are perfect for creating a subtle and natural look. They’ll really suit your round eyes because the gentle flare in the middle of the lash will emphasise their circular shape.

Ardell Wispies 113, £5.49, Boots – The 113s are super long which will compliment your round eye shape because they open them up. Whether you’re working 9 to 5, or going on a date, these lashes will make your eyes stand out.

Ardell Faux Mink Demi Wispies, £7.99, Boots – To really flatter your round eyes, try wearing the Faux Mink Demi Wispies. The feathered effect on the outer edge of these lashes will enhance the curve of your top lid.

 


 

MONO-LID EYES

You have ‘mono lids’ if you do not have a crease in your eye lid. These eyes can differ in size, but the good news is lashes are going to look stunning on you because the mono lid creates a blank canvas. Not sure where to start? Not to worry – we think you’re going to fall in love with these styles and we’ll tell you why.

Ardell Pre-Cut Demi Wispies, £6.49, Superdrug – Ardell’s Pre-Cut Demi Wispies are perfect for mono lids because you can tailor them. Make sure you strategically place the sections of lash in positions that will allow everyone to see your flawless lids.

Ardell Wispies 701s, £5.49, Superdrug – Allow your mono lid to be seen with this style. The mix of long and short lashes will open up the eye and add definition to the outer corners.

Ardell Mega Volume 251, RRP: £7.49, Superdrug – This full and voluminous style will benefit your mono lid eyes because they will flaunt your flawless lids and add drama to any!

DO’s & DON’Ts – Applying lashes

Have questions about how to apply your lashes now you’ve selected a style? Check out these DOs and DON’Ts for perfect eyelash application. Explained in the order that you would apply your lashes on.

DON’T – forget to curl your own lashes beforehand otherwise there will be a disconnect, especially if your lashes naturally point downward.

DO – trim your lashes to fit the size of your eyes. Measure them on top of your own lashes and trim from the outer edge until they fit the length of the eye perfectly.

DON’T – add lashes onto bare lashes – add mascara beforehand and wait for it to dry. This will mean that the black false lashes blend in with your own lashes.

DON’T – add too much glue to the strip and wait thirty seconds for it to go tacky so that it will stick better. If you are using DUO Quick Set Glue in Dark or Clear (Superdrug, RRP: £5.99) you will only need to wait five seconds!

DO – add the lashes pointing upwards instead of face on for maximum effect. You will notice a difference when you tilt the strip upwards when applying to your lash line.

The secret to beauty starts here…

 

There is so many creams and supplements which tell you they will help you stay young and beautiful. The truth is without water, none of this is even possible. Keeping to a healthy intake of water is hard but the benefits are second to none. Being hydrated helps your organs work properly, flushing out toxins and helping skin stay beautiful. There are mental benefits as well, which include increasing focus and reducing fatigue.

This is a 100% leak proof 500ml / 18oz easy open, smooth flow, OneTouch on-the-go beauty water bottle with a soft-touch ‘frosted’ textured grip, When you moisturise your skin, you are replenishing oils in your skin. When you hydrate, it replenishes water in your skin. Without both oil and water, you can still have dry skin. Therefore, you need both hydration and moisturisation for good skin care.

Get your skin ready for the day ahead and stay hydrated with one of our no-spill water bottles. Small enough for lunch boxes or for small bags about town. Open these drinking bottles with one hand, and lock them closed for peace of mind when throwing into a bag. Made from BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic TRITAN, this versatile drinks bottle is odour resistant, easy to hand wash, has a vented, smooth liquid flow for rapid hydration, and a handy finger carrying handle.

The Ion8 Beauty Leakproof 500ml costs £11.99 from Leakproof.co.uk and available in 3 stunning pastel colours. Seafoam, Lemon and Rose.

Wild Cosmetics launches with new natural deodorant range

Wild Cosmetics is a range of natural deodorants that caters to the growing demand for high performing, natural alternatives to antiperspirants. The deodorants perform and are applied just like any other deodorant, but contain no aluminium, parabens or sulphates. They are vegan-friendly and are never tested on animals.

Wild has launched with a range of eight deodorants across Stick and Roll on formats available as a one-off purchase or on subscription.

You can choose from one of four natural fragrance options including Mint and Eucalyptus, Rose and Geranium, Lemon and Thyme and an unfragranced version.

Wild use active naturals to combat the smell of sweat whilst still allowing your body to sweat, which they see as a natural and important process used by your body to remove toxins and regulate temperature.

The Roll-On range comes in glass with refill bottles that will reduce plastic use by more than 80% vs normal deodorants. They are also working with a specialist packaging design agency to develop similar eco-friendly packaging for their stick range which currently uses plastic that is 100% recyclable and they hope to be plastic free by Christmas.

Find out more, and pre-order online at wilddeo.com or head to Kickstarter to contribute to helping Wild reach their plastic free target by Christmas

Soak up the sun and stay protected with Calypso Sun

☀️ As the weather gets hotter make sure the kids are protected in their last few weeks of school with @calypsosuncare #onedaylotion or the baby blue #rollon which shows you exactly where you’ve put it on wriggling little ones!

The one day lotion is perfect to apply before they walk out of the door in the morning and will help to protect them until they get home at night – so you don’t have to rely on the kids applying it themselves. The photostable formula is active after only 15 minutes and provides protection from the sun’s damaging rays. It is specially enhanced and designed to protect children’s delicate skin.

The full range for all of the family is available from £7.99 online at calypsosun.com ☀️

Give your hair some well needed R&R with Grow Gorgeous haircare

Is your hair in much need of R&R (Rescue & repair)? Then this R&R shampoo, £15 & conditioner, £16 – set (50ml each), Grow Gorgeous is perfect for you!

This duo is created specifically to:-

Repair, protect and strengthen hair damaged by bleaching and excessive heat styling. | Reinforce hair fibres, increasing strength and elasticity so hair is resilient to breakage. | Intensely nourish and condition dry, weak strands to leave hair hydrated, smooth and soft.

We took it away on holiday with us, to help cleanse harsh chlorine away from the pool plu to nourish and hydrate – sea salty beach hair too! It left us with super soft hair, and the 50ml is the perfect travel size to take with you everywhere you go!

Other tips: Avoiding sun damage to hair requires many of the same practises as protecting our skin from the sun. This includes avoiding over exposure to direct sunlight between the hours of 10am and 4pm when the UV light is strongest. If you have to go out, it’s best to wear a sunhat to keep those strands as protected as possible.

Get your R&R Shampoo, £15 & Conditioner, £16 – set (50ml each),online at Grow Gorgeous

 

Fabu-lash eyes with Eyeko Mascaras

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Are you looking for that all important mascara? Look no further than Eyeko’s wide range of fabulash mascaras! They have one for nearly every look and occasion, we simply cannot get enough – here we tested three #gifted mascaras to see if we could find our perfect match!

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If you want to transform your eyes with the power of Black Magic, grab Eyeko’s black magic mascara. Designed for after-hours seduction, this mascara combines drama, volume and curl with a carbon-black finish to intensify your lashes like no other.

The curvaceous brush lifts lashes for a 90-degree curl, while remaining conditioned, supple and defined with colour that stays true and lasts all night long!

This one is simply my fave, as it lasts so long, curls and gives our super fair lashes a jet black appearance perfect for a big night out with the girls! 

 

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Sport Waterproof mascara, £19

Make perfect lashes your goal with Eyeko’s ace brush to grab and catch every lash teamed with our award winning fibre-enhanced, waterproof formula. Create dramatic lashes plumped to perfection that will see you through your morning workout and beyond. It has a fuller appearance and needs a good makeup remover to clear it away too – meaning no sweaty smeary mascara mess for us after we head to the gym, or out on our lunchtime run *ahem jog*!

 

The sport waterproof mascara, £19, has won so many awards, it’s got all the beauty editors talking…

‘A mascara that won’t smudge or flake even in extremely sweaty or wet conditions’ – Allure

‘You can swim at a resort in Tulum or take a vigorous spinning class – this waterproof formula will hold up without flaking or dripping’ – InStyle

‘Best Waterproof Mascara: one staffer tested this during a SoulCycle class, and it stayed put. It also doesn’t clump, which can happen sometimes with waterproof formulas, FYI’ – Brides.com

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Yoga Waterproof mascara, £19

Eyeko’s Korean-made waterproof formula is infused with Matcha Green Tea blended with botanical fruit extracts including Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry and Vitamin E for an antioxidant boost – like a smoothie for your lashes!

Featuring an innovative new brush design which evokes the beauty of a lotus flower. With a straight tip designed to catch shorter lashes to lengthen and extend and bulbous dense bristles to create curl and volume for a lifted, enhanced lash look that lasts all day.

For me this gave me a wide eyed full natural lash look, super curly and lengthening, its perfect for your day-time subtle looks and even better it stays on for hours with no flaking!

Take your pick – you’ll be sure to find a mascara for every occasion with Eyeko! 

Shop the range from £19 at eyeko.co.uk

Protect your skin and glow with Skinny Tan!

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On holiday you need to protect your skin from harmful rays but we all still want that gorgeous glow. Problem solved! Get the #new @skinnytan #protectandglow gradual self tanning SPF Cream or Oil, £19.99! It’s the perfect way to build a gradual tan whilst staying protected! This cream is so simple to use, and you can apply quickly and evenly within minutes! Just remember to wash your hands off after you finish.

Considering my pale complexion – this gave me an even all over tanned glow. No streaks (only patches id missed myself due to not reaching around my bump – oops!) The formula is light, and dries quickly too without any stickiness. Its great for use at home or on holiday as it continues your glow through the summer. It is enriched with naturally derived coconut oil & Vitamin E, giving you plenty of moisture and it’s amazing for your skin. Bonus: It is cruelty free and Vegan friendly – what else could you want?

Skinny tan Protect and glow gradual self tanning SPF Cream or Oil, £19.99 (currently with free after sun) Online at Skinnytan.co.uk

Bon Voyage dry skin thanks to Lotil!

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Summer is here and we are going to bring you a few of our tried and tested beauty items over the next few weeks from our holiday!

Lotil is a family favourite, skin rehydrating moisturiser – aiding moisture retention and providing maximum protection against environmental and climatic conditions. So I packed my #gifted 50ml handy handbag-sized tube into my case to prep myself and be ready for the sunshine, to keep my skin super moisturised and in tip-top condition, throughout the trip!

The cream is very lightly scented which is perfect for hot countries – keeping holiday bugs at bay, it quickly absorbs and a tiny bit goes a long way! – We found that it was perfect for masking overnight on your face!

 Lotil Cream is available in the following pack sizes:
30ml – handy miniature tube
50ml – handbag-sized tube
114ml – multi-purpose home use tub
500ml – extra large container with pump dispenser

Buy your Lotil now in 114ml for £6.29 – online at Boots.com or for the 50ml – £2.85 at PharmacyFirst

 

Get your glow with celeb fave brand Mama Mio…

✨Maintain your mamalicious glow with @mamamioskincare #waytoglow #facial mist. It cools hot skin but can also be used to set or prep for your makeup too!

Now, its not just simply a light mist packed in a bottle! The gentle formula is enriched with Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, which is the perfect remedy for hot, fatigued and hormonal skin it delivers a delightful cooling sensation that relieves feelings of irritation and leaves skin thoroughly revitalised.

The facial spray is also infused with Hyaluronic Acid (My fave ingredient in EVERYTHING) and Hibiscus Flower Extract, which hydrates the complexion, whilst calming and visibly smoothing skin for a plumped effect.

Finally fermented Bamboo Leaf Extract and Silk Proteins combine to shield skin from external agressors, providing a protective barrier to ensure the face is radiant and enviably glowy. Complete with Gravida, a blend of ten, pregnancy-safe natural oils, the spray is delicately scented, for even the most delicate of pregnant noses.

Leaving skin radiant and dewy, the Way to Glow spray is perfect as an energising pick-me-up throughout the day which is Free from parabens, petrolatum, colourants, xenoestrogens, PEGs and phthalates.

Tip: Pack this in your case when you’re heading off on a sunny holiday, it’ll keep you cool, and your skin hydrated!

Grab your Way to Glow facial mist, 100ml, just £23 online here

Take a look at the rest of the range too because Mama Mio has a hoarde of celebrity fans, check them out below and shop online here

Tummy Rub Butter, £23 – Kim Kardashian

Pregnancy Boob Tube, £29.50 – Khloe Kardashian

Tummy Rub Oil, £27.00 – Behati Prinsloo

Mio Skincare Boob Tube +, £22.00 – Helena Christensen

Mio Skincare Body Brush, £14.50 – Elle Macpherson

Treat your hair and leave it fruity fine with Philip Kingsley

Get your hair feeling fruity fine with the @philip_kingsley pomegranate & cassis #elasticizer it leaves your hair feeling gorgeously soft, manageable and glowing gorgeous! The product is a pre shampoo mask, which provides bundles of moisture straight to the root, leaving hair intensely nourished, healthy and shiny, without being weighed down. Apply it immediately before shampooing, to African-Caribbean, Coarse, Fine, Medium hair; or overnight for maximum results!

Directions (from PK)

  • Apply before shampooing
  • Dampen the hair with water and apply Elasticizer in sections to mid-lengths and ends, ensuring maximum coverage
  • Cover hair with a shower cap or towel. The heat created helps the nutrients to be fully absorbed
  • Leave for a minimum of 10-20 minutes, or as long as you wish. You can even sleep in Elasticizer
  • Rinse thoroughly and shampoo and condition as normal. You can shampoo twice if you want to ensure all residue is removed
  • Suitable for use on coloured hair
  • Note: Do not use Elasticizer 72 hours before or after dying your hair as it may affect how the colour takes during this period only

Phillip Kingsley Pomegranate & Cassis Elasticizer, £34 for 100ml, buy it here

*If you’re suffering with flat fine hair which needs a boost, check out the amazing Philip Kingsley Maximizer post on the blog here!

O-live your skin with Korres UK

Look after your skin and drench it in pure natural moisture with this @korresuk pure Greek olive day and night cream! It’s lightweight and enriched with antioxidants and vitamin c – helping you to reveal healthier looking skin! It smoothes on effortlessly and leaves you with a wonderful non oily glow thanks to its matte cream formula.

Plus theres none of the following in it either! Mineral Oil, Petrolatum/Paraffin Wax, Silicones, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Ethanolamines, PEG, SLES, ALES, Synthetic dye, Phthalates, Polycyclic Musks, Retinol, Animal by-products.

Treat your skin, and maybe your mum too – Korres Pure Greek Olive Moisturising Day Cream, 29.80€, Online here  and Korres Pure Greek Olive Moisturising Night Cream, £25, at Look Fantastic!

Get glossy with new cid cosmetics

Do you worship a good gloss? Take a moment for the award winning new CID cosmetics i-gloss, £19. Packaged up in a mirror inset glass bottle with torch – YES torch wand applicator – (I mean mind blown before I even try it!)  this is a super glossy, glittery formula available in 10 shades!

Tickled Pink is a warm pink lip gloss with a hint of shimmer. Perfect alone or on top of your favourite lipstick for some added shimmer.

Moonstone is a cool pearlecent lip gloss with a hint of holographic shimmer that is perfect alone or on top of your favourite lipstick for some added shimmer.

Spiced Berry is a warm earthy pink toned lip gloss with a hint of golden shimmer.

Coconut Ice is a cool pearlecent lip gloss with a hint of warm shimmer, perfect alone or on top of your favourite nude lipstick for some added shimmer

Raspberry Kiss is a warm raspberry coloured lip gloss with a hint of shimmer.

Coral Candy is a warm pink lip gloss that is perfect alone for a hint of colour and shine or on top of your favourite lipstick for some added gloss.

Coral Blossom is a vibrant pink lip gloss that is perfect alone for a splash of bright colour or on top of your favourite lipstick for some added gloss.

Cherry Pop is a vibrant dark pink lip gloss perfect for a splash of colour with a subtle shimmer.

Blondie is a pretty pink lip gloss with a burst of shimmer which is perfect when worn alone or on top of your favourite lipstick for some added shimmer.

Creme Caramel is the perfect nude lip gloss with an underlying golden pearlescent shimmer. Perfect worn alone or on top of your favourite nude lipstick for some added shimmer.

It’s the best thing for a gloss lover, with only a small amount needed in the pigment rich colour to give you the full impact required!

Buy yours online now at newcidcosmetics.com for just £19 – (and take part in the fab 50% off i-glow blushers offer too!* *offer still available at time of publishing)