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.

Wild Cosmetics launches with new natural deodorant range

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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

Work wonders with the new Cowshed skincare staple!

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The #kahai Wonder Balm from @cowshedonline is a fantastic multi-purpose product. With its balm to oil texture, this little pot full of Vit E & F plus retinol can be used as a hot cloth cleanser or moisturiser for face lips and eyes to hydrate and nourish on the go!

We double it up as a cleanser and a moisturising mask before bed to reduce redness and to even our skintone! Sometimes we use it to remove our make-up too!

Key ingredients include: 

Kahai Nut Oil – Cold pressed oil that is harvested once a year. Its high content of natural Vitamin E, F and Retinol nourishes, hydrates, softens and repairs skin

Avocado Butter – Rich in vitamins A, D, and E, fatty acids and lecithin. Combats signs of ageing, such as fine lines and age spots

Helichrysum Oil – Rich in esters, this oil is rich in antioxidants, which help to rejuvenate the skin

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil – Contains over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients, including vitamin C, which is 12 times higher than that of an orange. This oil eliminates toxins and rejuvenates the skin

Jasmine Oil – Aromatic essence reputed to have emotional balancing properties

Rose Oil – Natural fragrance component with nurturing and calming properties

 

Kahai Wonder Balm, £12 (15ml) – £38 (50ml) Buy it online at Cowshed.com

TIP! Pop the handy 15ml size into your handbag, and take it everywhere with you for on-the-go skin treats and to beat the winter chill and prep that pout. giving you a good reason to leave the big pot ready for when you get home after a long day!

Head to paradise with your new streak free, easy tan! Thanks to IOP.

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Achieving that natural summer glow has become super easy for everyone with the new @isleofparadise Self tanning water, £18.95 especially for us redheads! It’s a quick and easy way to an even long lasting tan! Just drench your legs in the water and use long sweeping motions to apply if you desire with a mitt for fast even coverage!

Ours developed within 6 hours, and stayed for over a week. Even in drier areas, the tan applied evenly with no patches. Available in three strengths, Light [Peach], Medium [Green] & Dark [Purple] there’s a shade for everyone – not just us redheads. You can get your hands on the water £18.95, drops £19.95 (to add to your daily moisturiser) and a mousse £19.95 for traditional tan application.

Shop online now at isleofparadise.co.uk to buy now. Alternatively shop at BeautyBay for 10% Off (limited time only)

My Summer Skin Saviour

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This summer on holiday my burnt (oops – please try and look after your skin responsibly) face was in dire need of help and the Nakin Skincare Performance facial serum, £25 came to the rescue! Rehydrating my skin in minutes with Hyuaralonic acid plus dousing it in pomegranate which helps reverse sun damage – and antioxidants from tea made it the perfect product for us – so much so we will be getting it again ready for our next holiday! (Of course its great for at home too!)

Plus soak in the revitalising face oil, £22 for a hydration boost and soothing treat!

NAKIN Performance Facial Serum, £25 can be found online at NakinSkincare.com or online to order from Ocado

The perfect scent… discovered

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S U M M E R      S C E N T S

Our go to #fragrance on holiday was this Tropical beach and espresso #NEW bodymist from Impulse (available in 6 scents – another post to come soon). We chose this long lasting fragrance as a cooling aid and easy on-the-go poolside spritz!

Available at Superdrug around £6.99

You’re Younique… The products tested!…

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Over the last few years I’ve heard a lot about this brand and never had the chance to try it until now! I’ve sat back and watched people be told you can’t talk about it in beauty groups because everyone that genuinely loves it must be selling it! Shouldn’t we all just be supporters of other people and their genuine love for products as this may lead someone else to their lifetime favourite product one day?

First up we tried the Younique Mineral Touch foundation in shade Scarlet, £30 Available online here

The bottle comes with a dropper head for easy and minimal application, as you really don’t need much of it at all, to cover your entire face. It is a light formula which glides over the skin easily and it lasts all day with no dry patches! The colour was fantastic too as I tend to find even the lightest of shades leaves me matching my hair and glowing in an orangey fashion – but this one sits probably one of the closest ever shade to date!

I applied it with the super-soft Younique Liquid foundation brush, £25 – get yours here this one really is great as you don’t loose product into the bristles!

If this isn’t your kind of brush try the Younique foundation brush, £16 – shop it here!

Last up we have the Touch a la mode cream to powder luminizer, £30 in shade ‘Lustrous’ (rose gold)… This shade didn’t quite match up with me unfortunately and we found it best warm the stick up a little to get a smooth effortless sweep onto your chosen areas! It lasted several hours and gave a lovely subtle glow which you could build up!

Buy your Younique make-up online at www.youniqueproducts.com/ and get involved online, on instagram, Facebook,  and pinterest!

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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☀️Happy hump day! Summer beauty doesn’t need to break the bank, so get your hands on these @no7uk offers, available exclusively from @Boots until the 1st Aug!

Offer prices are as follows… 💕 No7 Airbrush Away Primer now £12.00 | No7 Beautiful Skin Perfecting Body Polish for £4.00 | No7 Youthful Vitamin C Fresh Radiance Essence £15.00

Buy yours today at 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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Dreaming of a light foundation…

We are forever dreaming of a foundation that matches this ever so pinky pale skin that we have forever lived with… and we seem to be getting closer to the actual match day by day! 

We tried out Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquaelle Liquid Foundation, £46.40 (53 Euros) a delightfully light gel foundation which sweeps on evenly, going far for only a little touch of liquid. Here we tried out their lightest shade, Coconut milk parfait – a milky-pale pink beige shade. Applied with the brands Aqua Primer,

£46.40 (53 Euros) which contains a plethora of active ingredients to aid cell tissue regeneration, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, provides intensive hydration, firming and smoothing; and it’s anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory! This is a miracle in a bottle, giving a fabulous canvas to apply foundation to!

Between the pair, the foundation stayed on all day, and felt ever so lightweight throughout. We found a little oxidisation occurring when we didn’t user a primer with our face oils though, but we just beat this with a good pre-cleanse and with this shade no blending near the forehead as it gets too dark for us! (Forehead is super pale!) But over all a fantastic foundation, that’s well worth the money! 

Get yours today online here…. plus use the code RBR-GINGERTALKS20 for an exclusive 20% off anything! Shop Shop Shop!!! 

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Egg-stra Egg-cited!

We’re really egg-cited to bring you a selection of Cadbury’s offering this Easter. Of course there are some of the usual and much loved suspects; in the form of mini eggs eek! *dribbles* … Did you know you can even get these in a FAMILY sized bag?!; and the Cadbury’s Creme Egg & Caramel Eggs too!

They’re bringing the roses and double decker fans a treat this year in the form of easter eggs ♥ Plus wait for it……..

OREO Egg ‘n’ Spoon!!!!  These are individually wrapped delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Eggs with a
delicious fluffy mousse centre. Crack the, scoop out the mousse and discover
Oreo pieces inside – GET US SOME NOW!

Other additions to the range include the Cadbury
Dairy Milk Popping Candy Bunny
which is fully encased with popping candy in every bite! YES! Cadbury we love you for this… it’s sure to add some egg-citement to your Easter Egg hunts this year. 

Why not grab yourself a Mousse Bunny if you loved the snowmen at Christmas, just the same but bunny shaped or treat the little ones to a bite of the Dairy Milk Spring Edition, adorned with cute white chocolate bunnies on each square, perfect for the chocolate loving little ones! Or if you wish to treat them to your own little easter egg hunt invest in the Cadbury Egg Hunt Pack rrp £4.09, which contains ten brightly wrapped Dairy milk Hollow eggs, as well as a pack of mini eggs for the winner of the hunt ♥

There’s so much in the selection you’ll be crazy to miss out on these sweet treats – we’ll be stocking up on mini eggs to last us until next year I think 😛

Find more here https://www.cadbury.co.uk/ and grab your egg-stra treat in stores nationwide.