Monday, September 29, 2014

- Deborah Milano: Autumn Smokey Eye...

Successful Italian cosmetics & skin care brand, Deborah Milano, is hoping to match their success over here in the UK. Whilst browsing their online store (here), numerous products caught my eye. In particular was the 24Ore Velvet Eyeshadow collection which you can browse here.

I was lucky enough to get to choose two eyeshadows from this stunning collection. This was a difficult task as there are over 20 shades availble, ranging from earthy tones to vibrant blue, green & purple tones. In the end I opted for shades 19 Silver Lapin* and 08 Grey* in order to create a smokey eye and pair it with a deep berry lip for the perfect autumnal look.

Silver Lapin is a shimmery metallic shade that's a cross between gold and silver. I sweeped this all over my lid using the provided sponge applicator (a rarity for me), as it packed on the product perfectly. I also used a liner brush to apply this shadow in the inner corners of my eyes. This gave an overall glowy, luminous look.

I then used Grey, which is more of a matte shade, in the outer corners and blended it into the crease. This provided the wanted smokey effect and to create a softer look, I blended some of the shadow along my lower lash line.

Overall, I am so impressed with these eyeshadows. They blend super easily, the colour pigmentation is excellent and the longevity of the products is amazing! I thoroughly recommend this eyeshadow collection, especially when creating dramatic looks for the upcoming party season. At only £5.50 each they are superb quality and not only this, but from the 1st of November each eyeshadow will have 50% off! Bargain!

Have you heard of Deborah Milano before? Let me know what you think of this makeup look!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

- ILU: 3 Ways to Wear your Fitwear

ILU Vest Top, £25.99 £12.99*

A few weeks back, I introduced you to online store ILU Fitwear (here). I mentioned their main aim of creating sportswear that is fashionable yet remains functional, so today I thought I'd demonstrate this to you with one of their vest tops. This vest (also available in pink) has lovely detailing and is made from breathable material, making it extremely wearable! Here's how I styled it...

Due to this vest being so lightweight and having draping fabric, it's ideal for sport as it's so easy to move in. It's perfect to layer over a sports bra and leggings, resulting in a very comfortable workout outfit.

I know Summer's come to an end but for those of you abroad, still with a holiday booked, or looking ahead to next Summer, this vest is perfect layered over a bikini. I chose a printed one to add a bit of colour to the outfit and teamed it with denim shorts for a relaxed beach/pool look. This outfit would also be great at a festival!

This one may surprise you but this piece even looks fabulous for a night out. The cut out back & loop detail give a gorgeous effect and make it perfect for wearing a patterned cropped top/bralet underneath.

So there we go, 3 simple yet lovely ways to style their vest top to show you just how versatile ILU fitwear's pieces are. You can purchase this vest here for £12.99.

Which style is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

- Tanya Burr Lipgloss: Just Peachy...

tanya burr lipgloss, just peachy,
Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Just Peachy, £6.99*

Like many of you, I regularly watch videos by Youtube sweetheart, Tanya Burr. She's just so friendly, fun & easygoing which makes her a big hit and, as most of you know, her Youtube success has led to her very own lipgloss and nail polish collection. Until now, I hadn't tried any of her products *slaps wrist*, so when I was sent this gorgeous lipgloss from Beauty Product Testing I couldn't wait to see how I'd find it!

As much as I love deep, dark berry lip shades in the Autumn & Winter, there's also something about a nude lip. Teamed with a fluffy knit and metallic eye makeup on a frosty morning, you're onto a winner! Like most nude lip products, this lipgloss should be applied in numerous thin layers, rather than one thick one. The sponge applicator provides just the right amount of product in my opinion, and I also use my fingers to dab it into my lips for a smoother finish.

Once applied effectively, this lipgloss is such a stunning shade! In fact, I've been looking for a nude like this for a long time now. The formula doesn't feel sticky at all and the scent is good enough to eat! The only downside is the packaging as it's very basic and simple, although for only £6.99 you're not going to get anything too luxurious!

Overall, I'm so glad I've finally tried a product from Tanya Burr's range. Her lipglosses & nail polishes are available to buy from Superdrug and online stores, such as Look Fantastic & Feel Unique. In recent videos, Tanya has mentioned more exciting releases are coming our way next month and I for one, can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve!

Have you tried any of Tanya's products? What do you think of this lipgloss?