Bring your fire with Becca Cosmetics

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🔥 Bring your fire and burn bright for party season with the @beccacosmetics #volcanogoddess palette packed full of pigment rich shimmers and glitters… it’s the perfect gift for a #beauty babe! 🔥

Becca Cosmetics Volcano Goddess Palette, £35 — 46 now £21, available online at amazon.co.uk

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

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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.

Eyes are popping with Ardell beauty’s new releases…

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@ardellbeauty_uk #wannagetlucky gel eyeliners are super pigmented and smooth to apply! Check out our monochrome liner look above – created simply with the black and white gel liners. Choose usual colours, or go a little wilder with a gorgeous deep purple or a shimmery gunmetal grey. Or make your eyes pop and look bigger with a sweep of white gel liner on the inner waterline.

Ardell Wanna Get Lucky Gel Eyeliner, £6.99, Look Fantastic.

Supercharge your lashes to reach their full dimension!

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Get the ultimate multi-dimensional lashes perfect for lift, in triple thicknesses with extreme volume and curl with Kiss Triple Push-Up lashes, £7.99. They are tapered to give you a super full yet fluttery look combining three styles into one lash set, with a super structured lash band too. The lashes are proving popular already – Cardi B wore them herself to the 2018 Mat Gala! Buy them in Superdrug stores nationwide or online at superdrug.com

I also took a trip to search out a new foundation. Souring the beauty counters of Debenhams and John Lewis to find a matte or semi-matte finish and a shade that doesn’t take fair skin to orange tinged levels as it really doesn’t look good on most let alone a ginger! I finally found a really helpful counter assistant who took her time to really match my skin, and introduced me to Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Liquid Foundation, £35. The coverage is seamless and can be built up depending on your preferred coverage. I really love the fact that I can wear this lighter as well as full coverage – taking my look from day-to-night without changing product. (Plus you don’t need a primer either!)

Buy yours online or in-store at John Lewis and online at LookFantastic.com

A Purse friendly palette must that’s a bang on dupe for an UD favourite

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💕The #Iconic3 palette by @makeuprevolution is by far my favourite budget palette! Strong blendable pigments including metallic, mattes and shimmers for just a tiny price of £4!

Who can refuse especially when it’s a dead on dupe for the #naked3 palette! My purse certainly prefers it, and I’m not sure no matter how much I love #UD that I’d really want to spend out any more!
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Buy yours at Superdrug
#beauty #eyeshadow #makeuprevolution #gingertalks #reviews #instadaily #rose #nudes #blendable #shimmer #eyes #smize

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✨Wake up & fake up with these natural looking #demiwispies from @ardell_lashes look created with our @shaaanxo palette that we #love ✨



#beauty #eyes #lashes #shaanxo #palette #shadows #freckles #redhead

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… you smell flawlessly floral too!

The Perfume Society have collaborated with Latest in Beauty to bring us the beautifully scented collection of products because we all know we reach for our favourites based on how good they smell!

They’ve hit the ball out of the park with these ten top-to-toe treats for your body and your senses!

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One of our recent favourites is included in the bag (reusable as a cosmetic or travel bag) is Amie New Leaf Deep pore exfoliating polish, drenching you in zesty orange blossom as the gentle bamboo and jojoba seeds brighten your complexion and buffs it to buttery softness!

Next up balanceme collagen boost restore and replenish face cream, a hydrating tri peptide moisturiser packed with antioxidant blackberry leaf, perfect as a top up to your exfoliation

A ring a ring a roses… radiance boosting Rosalena Rock & Rose Face oil is perfect for adding an instant glow post makeup application to lacklustre skin, or used simply as a super overnight treatment mask! You’ll come out smelling of roses aplenty!

Oh hello little pomegranate… Squeeze out this fruity fresh Weleda Pomegranate Body lotion to smother your body in vegan beauty goodness! It is naturally nourishing with shea butter, apricot kernel oil and warm vanilla essential oils!

Catering for the pregnant ladies, this set has something perfect to help prevent stretch marks from Aromatherapy Associates, Renewing Rose Body Cream, 40mlpacked with a powerful blend of geranium, rose oil, evening primrose and shea butter, making it a dessert for the senses delightful for the skin!

Now it’s time for your beauty sleep, aided by This Works Sleep plus+ trouble shooter We recommend applying this in bed at night, massaging it into areas that need that extra tlc – (it helps address photo damage, pigmentation and stubborn dry patches!) making sure you include you’re décolletage so that you get the maximum impact from breathing in the sleep inducing oils, of lavender and chamomile

Before bedtime, grab Tatler’s ‘Best Product for the Tub’ We couldn’t wait and poured this into the tub, with such a fragrant and nose grabbing scent of refreshing peppermint, with the addition of detoxifying fennel, and soothing yarrow and sweet birch, this is a bath time treat and a half! Perfect after a long tiring and stressful day!

Prime before makeup with the Ultrasound Face SPF 30 Free from perfumes and oils this makes for the perfect base as you start your day… it features anti aging ectoin and ‘SOD’ enzymes to neutralise the damaging free radicals in the air too! Perfect for even the most sensitive of skin!

Time to treat your hands, while you sit and relax, grab this deeply moisturising hand cream from your bag. Aurelia Aromatic repair and brighten hand cream is packed with red algae, cassia, and scented with ylang ylang, patchouli, and lavenders to encourage relaxation with every application!

…and finally we bring you the SUKIN super greens detoxifying clay masque
This is an almond scented skin loving treat infused with kale, spirulina, baobab and parsley, and a perfect quick fix for clearer healthy looking skin! Plus it’s also vegan friendly, parable and sulfate free too!

Get your THE PERFUME SOCIETY SCENTED SKINCARE SET, just £22 online from
https://www.latestinbeauty.com/collections/the-perfume-society-scented-skincare

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Beautiful ageless eyes…

Your eyes can be the giveaway to your age, so why not add the supercharged triple action No7 Lift & Luminate Eye Cream to your daily routine. Suitable for sensitive skin, this
NEW and improved blend of ingredients helps women achieve even better
anti-ageing results that really deliver, especially when using the products
together. (See our other post on the No7 Day 7 Night Cream range HERE)

Created especially for the delicate skin around the
eye, the No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Eye Cream delivers brighter,
younger looking eyes in just 2 weeks. With continued use, crow’s feet are
softened, the appearance of dark circles is reduced, and under eye puffiness is
less visible. After 8 weeks, 83% of women agreed their eyes looked brighter, in No7′s own tests!. Plus we think no matter your age you should start looking after your skin, to slow down the ageing process as of course we cannot prevent it! 🙂 We love it, and its certainly given our eyes a lease of life and we’re only 26!

The range has this selection of ingredients:

  • Matrixyl 3000 PLUSTM – No7’s most effective anti-wrinkle technology is a powerful peptide
    blend which helps restore more youthful looking skin
  • Hyaluronic Acid – helps provide additional skin-firming
    benefits through its powerful water retaining abilities, providing an extra
    boost for the more advanced signs of ageing
  • Hibiscus extract – from the seed of Hibiscus Abelmoschus, rich in peptides and amino acids, this active
    ingredient helps support collagen production, making skin look and feel
    smoother and firmer
  • Lightening
    Complex

    containing Emblica (Indian gooseberry)
    and Vitamin C. This works to help
    rebalance melanin content in the skin, helping to provide a more even skin tone
    and a fading of visible pigmentation

The
No7 Lift & Luminate TRIPLE ACTION
Day, Night and Eye Creams are available in Boots stores and on Boots.com

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Be a Class Act with Joan Collins

Joan Collins Timeless beauty, headed by the beautiful woman herself, brings us this new gorgeously and gold guilded wand of ‘Class Act’ Growth Boosting and Thickening Mascara. At just £20 this is a defining mascara, which widens your eyes and gives so much depth. We’ve yet to see the growth boosting side of things but will keep you updated!

It takes a little more time to dry, and lasts all day with no flaking! Which is perfect for us contact lense wearers! The ribbed gold wand is solid and makes the mascara feel like you are getting a bargain because it makes it seem so expensive to touch! It’s the perfect addition to any woman’s essential day to day makeup bag!

Bag yours now online at Joancollinsbeauty.com

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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!


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P.S. Be a Workout beauty…

If you’re a gym bunny that likes to not bare all at the gym, and goes down the makeup to the gym route, why not try the new range from Primark Beauty?

Stand up to sweat with the new PS…Workout cosmetics range from Primark beauty – lightweight, long wearing, natural finish make up for lips, eyes and skin. The 11-piece collection features sweat and splash proof formulas in pretty, neutral colours & brights to enhance your natural beauty whilst withstanding your workout. Hero products include a protecting lip balm with SPF 50 for outdoor workouts, sweat resistant powder for a confident, matte complexion and waterproof eyeliner for subtle definition.

We have tested out some of the range to see if it really stands up to longwear, and whether we actually like it! First up we try the Liquid lipstick in Cheerleader and the matching lip liner – a total barg for £3! – Cheerleader is a bright in your face pink – I don;t quite think I could wear this in a gym ever to be totally honest – You’s spot me a mile off! But I have to say, the liner goes on smoothly with ease, and the lip fix liquid lipstick, you only need a little bit and you have full pout coverage. I found it a tad drying so make sure you use a moisturing primer before hand to help! Next up the foundation stick – it needs a tad warming up before it goes on, but this gives good quick coverage, and blends fairly well! For the fairer girls I hope there’s some lighter shades too, but i’m sure there will be! Again, bargain price, so the quality is great for such a price, and finally the eyeliners, are non budging and waterproof, smooth application, lovely and dark too, not muted by the dampness of the waterline.

Overall a fab collection – I’d just choose the more muted shades if I chose to be the make-up wearing gym bunny! Thumbs up Primark!

Liquid lipsticks, £2; Waterproof eyeliners, £1; Lipliner, £1; Mattifying powder, £2; Waterproof mascara, £2; Foundation stick, £2.50; Lip balm, £1, available nationwide at Primark Stores

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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 ♥