beauty

Devoted to your liner? We try this for Spring!

Day in day out we wear liner, generally black, and we hope to get a good baby flick at the end… if this happens… Hooray!!! I’m sure like all of you – it doesn’t always happen that simply! 

Now we usually don’t stray from black liner but we were really intrigued by Rouge Bunny Rouge and their Devotion Ink Quartz Eyeliner in ‘Tanzanite Essence’. This is a gorgeous bluey lavender shade alike the gemstone – Google it! Its rarer than a diamond and we’re obsessed!

This liner is metallic and has a shimmer – just like you’d get with a stone! The application is ever so easy with a sponge tipped wand and it glides straight on with no need for extra lining for colour depth! We’d love it to be waterproof, that’s our only wish for this – and for it to be available as an eyeshadow too! 

It’s going to be out big wear for the spring. Pastel perfect and subtle (sort  of) but perfect for day to day wear, meaning you can transform your day makeup to a nice evening smoky look maybe by creating an ombre liner (Tanzanite to black) into a blue smoked eye! *WHY DID’NT I THINK OF THIS BEFORE*

Quartz Eyeliner Devotion Ink in ‘Tanzanite essence, 28 Euros, Rouge Bunny Rouge – Shop online here

Plus whilst you shop use code RBR-GINGERTALKS20 for 20% off!


Advertisements
beauty

Oh the ShaaaDes!

We were lucky enough to receive the ShaanXO 9 color eyeshadow & 9 color lip palette for Christmas from our beauty obsessed friends! So of course we had to try it out and share with you just how we feel about it! 

It was brought for me as the shadows match my complexion and i tend to do nudier smoked looks day to day and on nights out! Best used with a good primer to make the pigments really pop, we created the look above with and all over base to brow line of top left nude shade, then all over the lid in the centre top nude shimmer. We then use the right middle shade in the outer crease and the underneath outer eye to give the darker berry / maroon smoke, blending over the top and onto the brow bone the gorgeously shimmery top right shade, finishing off with out trusty maybelline eyeliner and a dash of mascara!

We found the shades just blend so effortlessly together and are soo buildable – don’t panic on looking that the orangey shade is that bright – its buildable – we use it softly as more of a peach with no primer! As being ginger I cant carry off orange looks to save my life!! 

If you want to get your hands on this, Shaaanxo 18 Colour Eyeshadow and Lipstick Palette, £18, head online to Beauty Bay to buy ♥

beauty

Time to start spring cleaning!

It’s that time of year, where a spring clean is needed, so why not ditch your old and well used brushes, and invest in some more brand new brushes to add to your beauty haul!

QVS Professional Size Makeup Brush Set, £18, is available from Amazon, Tesco & Morrisons.

Use it to accomplish and maintain flawless make-up everyday with the full sized professional cosmetic brush set. THE KIT CONTAINSPowder Brush: Brighten and define your facial features and decolletage with this professional size bronzer brush. The generous plump head and natural hair bristles pick up and diffuse powder evenly and effortlessly. The brush features a long handle for comfort and support when applying makeup. Foundation Brush – Apply foundation flawlessly time after time with this foundation brush that seamlessly applies and blends without streaking. Helps to build up an even coverage and base layer using both liquid and cream foundation. With the highest quality nylon bristles, the brush holds its shape and will not feather to ensure a professional finish every time. This brush can also be used to apply primer, face masks, tinted moisturiser, BB and CC creams. Eyeshadow Brush For controlled application, made with premium synthetic nylon bristles. This can also be used for even and smooth concealer application .Eyeshadow/Eyeliner Brush For statement eyes, this can be used with eye shadows and eyeliners for a controlled application. Lip brush To make applying lipstick or gloss effortless and made with premium synthetic nylon bristles. Natural hair bristles give the product a longer life span and mean it should perform effectively and distribute the product evenly. The bristles will soften as the product is washed and will continue to hold its form.

QVS, Beauty Starts Here, don’t hesitate today and spring clean your makeup bag!

beauty

Baby it’s cold outside…

Do head indoors and play with your new Grand Hotel Cafe Palette Set, £46, TooFaced at Debenhams 

The luxurious Grand Hotel Café opens to reveal three Christmas coffee scented palettes (Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Coffee, and Eggnog Latte!) for a total of 18 matte and shimmer shades, two perfectly coordinated blushers, a bronzer, and a deluxe size of our bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara. It’s the perfect gift for any makeup lover! 

You simply can’t miss out on this beauty of a selection of TooFaced fantastic new shades! They’re so unbelievably shimmery with undeniably edible scents (please don’t actually eat them! you can’t!) We wish we actually had the chance to use them and tell you how fantastic they’ll be as we are sure they’ll live up to the standards of other Too Faced palettes! 

If you miss out on this beauty why not try out the Chocolate Bonbons palette, £46, there is so many shades to choose from and again smels fantastic – and you can achieve a look like the above! A nude shadow smoked with a Blackberry glitter ♥

Get your sets asap before they sell out instore at Debenhams, or online at debenhams.co.uk


📸 Main image taken with@huaweimobileuk #huaweip9

beauty

Fabulous footsies

Our feet always take the most toll and need caring for to keep them soft and smooth.
Introducing Carnation foot care, who have your feet and how they look in mind.

With a great range of foot care supplies from blister patches to hard skin electric rollers be sure that you can find the perfect product for your feet!

We got our hands on this fab selection thanks to Carnation and whipped it out of its packaging immediately to experience the full benefit for ourselves.

First up we used the Exfoliating foot scrub with walnut shell, £4.14, to cleanse and exfoliate our feet – [this contains

apricot seed and walnut shell, will slough away hard, rough skin gently, while mineral oils soothe and moisturise, leaving your feet smooth, soft and looking gorgeous. Plus,

Exfoliating Foot Scrub is best used weekly as part of your regular foot care regime. Apply to clean, dry feet in circular movements, before rinsing thoroughly.” ], once done we dried off, and made sure our feet were completely dry to use the Carnation Silky Feet, £14.99,. [This buffs away hard and jagged skin on the feet, with an

abrasive roller which rotates at 40 revolutions a second through 360 degrees. It’s a specially designed, splash proof, lightweight device that fits easily into the hand and Battery operated to make on the go use possible! (batteries are included) & replaceable heads are available for use all ear round!] We finish off with Carnation Foot Cream £3.45, which smells absolutely amazing thanks to the peppermint oil! [This re-moisturises and rehydrates to soothe, soften and condition the skin.] – And what can we say – we’re left with lovely soft, moisturised feet, and we can’t stop using the foot cream because it smells so delish! 

If you’re pampering your feet ready for a night out and want protection from sore feet, grab yourself 

Tip Toes Gel Cushions £4.75, designed to prevent pain in the balls of your feet, allowing you to dance the night away in your favourite high heels.

Ideal for all high-heels and sandals, the non-slip grip gel allow Tip Toes to stay firmly in place, no matter how daring a dash you cut on the dance-floor. Also available 

Tip Toes Gel Strap Strips to prevent those strappy numbers rubbing! We’ll be wearing these to every party this Autumn Winter! 

Buy yours now from 

www.firstaidfast.co.uk you’ll be crazy not too at these prices! 

www.carnationfootcare.co.uk 

beauty

Picture perfect beauty

ILLAMASQUA LAUNCH VANITAS, AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION INSPIRED BY THE DARK ROMANCE OF 17TH CENTURY STILL-LIFE PAINTING. WASHED-OUT ROSE TONES BLENDED WITH HEAVY PURPLE HUES AND BURNT WARM BROWNS ALLOW YOU TO CREATE A PAIRING OF BOTH DELICATE AND DRAMATIC MAKE-UP LOOKS. DIPPED IN
ROSE GOLD, THIS CAPSULE COLLECTION INCLUDES A NEUTRAL EYESHADOW PALETTE ALONGSIDE A SELECTION OF ROMANTIC LIPSTICK SHADES.

ROSE GOLD PALETTE, RRP £44.00
An essential nude palette that offers a variety of champagne hues to deep purples and browns. Including 12 of our best-selling shades while introducing a new plum and black coffee shade to the Illamasqua offering. The Rose Gold Palette includes both matte and shimmer powder shadows designed to work beautifully with all skin tones.

Shades: Slink (Champagne), Stealth (Buttermilk), Servant (Eggshell),
Vernau (Yellow Ochre), Bronx (Bronze Gold), Wolf (Chocolate
Brown), Forgiveness (Chocolate Plum), Fist (Deep Plum), Rim (Black
Coffee), Tango (Rich Copper Bronze), Terra (Earth Clay Red),
Obsidian (Rich Black)

ILLAMASQUA ART TEAM TIP:
‘Mix Illamasqua Sealing Gel into any of the dark shades to create a deep liquid liner that will enhance the lash line and define the eye shape. Follow this by mixing Illamasqua Sealing Gel with any of the shimmer eyeshadows to create a high-shine metallic liner and apply above the first liner for a contrasting double line finish’ – Charlotte Savoury, Illamasqua Brand Ambassador

MATTE LIPSTICK, RRP £22.50
A dreamy collection of nude, rose, plum and brown lip shades that deliver immediate colour pay off. The creamy texture laces lips in moisture while providing a smooth matte finish that lasts all day.

Shades: Wanton (Lilac Rose), Resist (Dusky Rose), Born (Nude),
Shard (Red Violet), Moth (Chocolate Brown)


ILLAMASQUA ART TEAM TIP:
‘To create a definite lip shape, apply Illamasqua Matte Lipstick with an Angled Eye Liner Brush for a super sharp cupid’s bow’ – Charlotte Savoury, Illamasqua Brand Ambassador

Available instore & online: WWW.ILLAMASQUA.COM

@illamasqua 

beauty

Care for your skin with Caudalie

Caudalie Purifying Mask, £22 (75ml) is the ideal partner for combination to oily skin with blemishes. Precisely dosed in absorbent and regulating active ingredients, it clarifies and balances the skin while cleansing it deep down. Its ultra-effective and its 94% natural formula leaves skin soft, pure and matte.

Containing – White Clays: These natural clays (bentonite, kaolin) have absorbing, decongesting and soothing powers.
Zinc and flax seeds: A trace element and natural active ingredient that regulates the production of sebum.
PHYTO-AROMATIC COCKTAIL WITH 8 ESSENTIAL OILS: Lavender, bergamot, camomile, sage, cypress, parsley, myrrh and sandalwood combine their natural properties to provide a regenerating, soothing and purifying action. Proven effectiveness: PURIFIED SKIN: 82%* 

ADVICE FROM YOUR VINOTHERAPIST
# Application: twice a week to the entire face or the T-zone. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off, then apply your usual skincare product.
# Oxygenate the skin and open the pores before applying the mask by placing your face for 5 minutes over a steam bath.

Caudalie Moisture Recovery Cream, £23(40ml) does exactly what it says it does and moisturises to the Nth degree! 

Vinosource Moisture Recovery Cream comforts and nourishes the skin deeply. Restoring the hydrolipidic film and strengthening the skin barrier functions. Skin feels soft and supple, perfectly comfortable all day long. This velvety and extremely natural cream (97%) supplies dry skin with the exact dose of plant lipid nutrients required for the skin to feel nourished and soft.

Apply morning and evening to a cleansed face and neck. Avoid the eye contour.

We tried these two, alongside each other, and the moisturising level was unbelievable! We only need to use the mask once a week, and minimal moisturiser to leave our skin extremely hydrated, soft and supple and a perfect canvas ready for our makeup! 

Available now from https://uk.caudalie.com/

* Clinical test, % satisfaction, 22 volunteers.

beauty

Feel NAKED & fresh faced with UD

We’re not exactly what you call low-maintenance when it comes to beauty (and we’re not ashamed to admit it). But we’re more than happy to take a shortcut or two—as long as it doesn’t look like we did. THIS is one of those times. Urban Decay introduces Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector. This multitasking cream combines all the benefits of skin treatment and protection with the coverage of a sheer foundation. It’s the best of both worlds! Instantly blur imperfections and even out skin tone—for beautifully perfected, ultra definition skin. Our high-tech, weightless formula provides all-day wear and feels amazing. But the best part is how it transforms the look of your skin! Light-diffusing spheres instantly help make flaws seem to disappear. Over time, pores look smaller and skin appears noticeably firmer and more radiant. And our broad range of six easy-to-match shades covers a wide spectrum of skin tones.

In a clinical study of Naked Skin One & Done, a majority of participants had:

  • An immediate improvement in the look of skin tone that lasted for up to 8 hours.
  • A significant improvement in radiance after 12 weeks of use.
  • Significantly firmer-feeling skin after 12 weeks of use.
  • Visibly smaller-looking pores after 8 weeks of use.

Naked Skin One & Done blurs imperfections so well, there’s no need for foundation. This formula comes in six forgiving shades, so it’s easy to find the right match. Perfect your skin AND protect it against sun damage without looking “made up.” Naked Skin One & Done always applies beautifully. For extra hydration, apply after your moisturizer.

Naked Skin One & Done comes in a sleek, metallic tube with champagne and gunmetal ombré artwork. At 40ml, it holds a lot of product—and the convenient airless pump makes it easy to get out every last bit!

Naked Skin One & Done, £25.00, available at urbandecay.co.uk.