Your feet are in for a treat with HoMedics

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Put your feet up and watch the biggest series’ of the year; whilst treating your feet with HoMedics UK Bubblemate foot spa! Available from £29.99 nationwide it’s perfect and easy to fill with water, maybe some essential oils for relaxation and slip your feet into, for a great start to your evening. It’s perfect for pregnant mamas with tired hot feet too – we initially tried this whilst heavily pregnant and it was the best way to wind day after a long commute waddling around London!

Currently you can find the Homedics BubbleMate Foot Spa at Argos for £24.99

Follow up the relaxation with a whizz of the fab Soft as silk 3-in-1 #pedi tool, rrp £39.99. This has its own charging storage stand, plus a cleaning brush and three different grades of roller, ranging from an extra coarse to fine. With up to 90 minutes cordless run time, this has the capability to look after even the hardest working feet and bring them back to tip-top condition and ready for sandal season!

Buy your HoMedics Soft as Silk 3-in-1 pedi tool, £39.99 online from LookFantastic

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.

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

 

Celebrate advent with Orelia London jewellery

Searching for a touch of sparkle in the lead up to Christmas instead of a daily chocolate? Count down the days collecting charms to build your own bracelet and necklace with Orelia London 12 days of Christmas calendar! We won’t spoil everything for you but for £60 it’s worth every penny! Buy it here…

Check out their other beautiful pieces perfect for all year round gifts here…

Our top four must have products from Avon.

We try out our top four must-haves from Avon.

Get a flawless finish with the Soft focus finishing pearls, £15 – Available here They are perfect for setting your make-up. Get full lashes with Avon Mark. Big & Extreme mascara, £6 – Available here

Perfect your pout and be that lady in red with the Mark. Matte lippie – its super hydrating with a built in primer, a glide on, super smooth application which lasts more than most! It’s the perfect blue red for a #redhead. Plus… bold those brows with a True colour brow glimmerstick, £4 (shade light blonde) – which is a perfect shade for my natural redhead roots – Available here

Maintain your summer glow with Foamie

Avoiding exfoliation after being out in the sun can leave you with dull skin and you not  making the most of your glow! Trust in the new Foamie Mocca peel scrub sponge – it peels out the best in you!

This first of its kind shower sponge holds within it a unique formula – a pH adjusted cleansing soap, which is free from nasties, is 100% Vegan and cruelty free. On the plus side you get a sponge side and an exfoliating side too; meaning you can smooth away your excess peel gently – leading to your ultimate glow shining bright! …

It’ll have you singing in your shower, with each of its mood enhancing scents across the range.

Buy it in Aloe Spa, Beauty Fruity, Mocca Peel & Foamie Men

Shop the range online at Asos.com from £7.99 rrp

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Skin-sational with Avene

Whether you’re looking to protect your skin from the daily grind or take a cool refresh look to Avene A-Oxitive and Eau Thermale ranges!

For a light cooling mist or makeup setting look to the Avene Eau Thermale Spray. All the gentle purity of Avène Thermal Spring Water provides you with long-lasting protection Use it following a surgical procedure, for facial redness, Skin irritation, Sunburn, Diaper rash, after make-up removal, post shaving, and so much more. It worked wonders for me during the 47 degree heat, it cooled and soothed my skin with the tiniest or sprays, plus it provided hold to my minimal make-up.

For a hint of colour and coverage on your holidays, use the Avene tinted mineral fluid – SPF50+ It gives you a natural matte finish, formulated with mineral based filters, protecting you in the sun and giving you a little confidence boosting glow! I the shade is too dark or you – why not try the Avene translucent mineral fluid?

Now if you aren’t one for make-up, and prefer a gorgeous glow that battles the elements – try out their brand new A-Oxitive Antioxident defense range which includes a super light serum and water cream. Containing Vitamin C to brighten and our go-to fave hyuralonic acid to hydrate your skin. The water cream is formulated with mother-of-pearl and pigment correctors to brighten complexion for a natural glow. Its so gorgeously light it glides right on and soaks straight into my skin.

Shop Avene online now at www.avene.co.uk or instore at seleted Boots & Superdrug Stores

Havaianas are not just about the flip flops…

Pastel perfect espadrilles are part of Havaianas new summer offering – coming in a range of shades you will have a pair to match almost every outfit this holiday season!

Check out the full colour range and buy here... havaianas-store.com