Saturday, 27 May 2017

Love Me Beauty - Shine Bright May Edit

Love me Beauty’s ‘Shine Bright’ edit is all about bright and glowing complexions and right now as we enjoy this amazing heatwave, the edit couldn't have come at a better time. Each month the Love Me Beauty membership which costs just £10 per month is worth 60 credits and with you those credits you chose the items you want to see inside your box/bag from a wide selection of products covering everything from hair, skin, body, makeup, nails and more. From the items that you choose, the majority of them are either full sized or travel sized and the travel sized items are quite generously sized. 
Love Me Beauty - Shine Bright May Edit

Here are just some of the new additions which you can expect to see inside the April boutique and if you are thinking if signing up, then as a new subscriber you can get 20% off your first box using my exclusive reader code at the end of the post.

Nuxe Reve de Miel Cleanser 15ml – Sample size 15ml 10 Credits
The Reve de Miel cleanser is described as a gentle, soap-free make up remover and cleanser which has a foaming amber-coloured gel. 
Love Me Beauty - Shine Bright May Edit
On the skin it has a really soft texture and it is made up of Honey, Sunflower, and a cleansing agent made up of plants. Its ultra soft surfactants ensure that your complexion remains not only balanced and cared for but is also feeling soft and smooth to the touch as well as really clean.

Nuxe Gentle Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals – Sample Size 15ml 10 credits
This Exfoliating Facial Gel with Rose Petals gently exfoliates and eliminates dead skin cells. The gentle gel formula contains tiny grains to reveal smoother and more refined skin. I am a huge fan of anything rose scented and this scrub smells just like a freshly bouquet of roses.
Love Me Beauty - Shine Bright May Edit
This gel which used lychee seeds and nutshell powder as exfoliating particles alongside rosemary water which works as an anti-microbial astringent to purify the skin and normalise oil production, leaves my skin feeling so incredibly soft and smooth to the touch.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse – Sample Size 10ml 10 Credits 
This one of my favourite products from Nuxe. It is described as being a beauty dry oil which is made up of seven Precious Plant Oils which nourishes, repairs and softens both the skin and hair. 
Love Me Beauty - Shine Bright May Edit
To do this, those seven oils includes:
  • Camellia oil - hydrating
  • Sweet almond oil - softening
  • Macadamia nut oil - nourishing
  • Borage seed oil - smoothing properties
  • Argan oil - repairing
  • Hazelnut oil -soothing
  • Tsubaki oil - highly nourishing and anti-ageing
This is silicone-free formula, which is quickly absorbed leaving your skin satin-soft and adds gloss and suppleness to hair in a single step.

The fourth and final item is from Manna Kadar, a brand I have not come across until I received this edit. In this case I have a travel sized Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain in the colour Shae. Described as being a light pink neutral cream, it is such a beautiful shade and perfect for everyday. 
Love Me Beauty - Shine Bright May Edit
Love Me Beauty - Shine Bright May Edit
Love Me Beauty - Shine Bright May Edit
I love that the texture isn't tacky or stick once it is applied and I am really impressed with the pigmentation, it applies so brilliantly after just one swipe of the wand across the lips and it uses ingredients such as vitamin A , E and Berry extracts to keep lips nourished and moisturised. 

As a fan of Nuxe, I was really chuffed to get this edit as I love all three products and with the edition of a brand I have never come across until now, it was a lovely introduction and I am intrigued to try some other products from the range.

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Sign up today and use my exclusive code beautyqueenuk20 to get 20% off your first box.

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Gorgeous Prom Hairstyles For Every Hair

When it comes to special events, girls become obsessed about how they’re gonna look. And it’s natural because such great days as prom happen only once in a lifetime – isn’t it a good reason to do your best in creating an incredible image? Besides being unforgettable, the hairstyle should also be comfortable enough (you don’t want to spend all day, fixing your hair every single minute, do you?).
Gorgeous Prom Hairstyles For Every Hair
Image Credit Espada Prom Hair

The beauty industry moves on, offering a variety of prom hairstyle ideas for any type and length of the locks. The world stylists come up with fresh and new hairstyle trends that will emphasise your attractiveness, individuality, femininity, and also your natural beauty.

If you’re looking for a chick and fashionable prom hairdo that will work perfectly for your hair, check out these gorgeous ideas.

Incredible Prom Hairstyle for LONG BLONDE HAIR
Obviously, long healthy hair is in a much better position than short or damaged one. You can do whatever you want with your long, shiny locks, creating real masterpieces out of uncomplicated and effortless hair-twists.

OK, my hair is long, but it’s not that beautiful… what to do? – Dye it! Nowadays there exists a bunch of different colouring techniques, which are so natural-looking, and balayage is one of them. It involves super soft highlights that are a little lighter than your real hair colour.

When you’re satisfied with your hair condition and colour, it’s time to get to the hairdo. Make a waterfall braid around the top of your head, loosen it a bit and curl the strands, flowing down the shoulders.

Prom Updo for THICK & LONG HAIR
If your locks are not only long but also very thick, flowing hair for prom is not the best idea. That’s where a good old low updo comes in handy. Here your hairdresser will be able to play with braiding and twisting while creating your unique elegant style. Remember that the more hair you have, the better low updo you get!

Fantastic Prom Idea for PURPLE OMBRE HAIR
Bright colours can become a resolution for girls, who are sick of bulky and so complicated updos. If you dream about a prom hairstyle, which is simple but eye-catching, ombre experiments are exactly what you need. Choose the colours that suit you and don’t forget about a marvellous blowout if you want to turn an everyday look into a work of art!

Perfection in each detail is the motto of prom girls. Louboutin, Sherri Hill, Swarovski… and what about the hairstyle? This part of your image shouldn’t be omitted, and it’s better to think about it in advance, especially if you’re planning to have your hair dyed. Look, how incredible this reverse ombre for medium blonde hair is! Add slight waves – and voilà: you’re a queen of the ball!

Stylish Prom Pixie for NATURAL SHORT HAIR
Most girls with short hair are sure that they can’t even dream about beautiful, elegant, and gorgeous hairstyles because of the length. Don't get yourself in a tizzy! Today there are lots of options how to rock even the shortest hair for some special day, such as this pretty pixie for super short dark hair.

Prom Accessory Extensions for SHORT BOB HAIR
Try to spice up your look with soft curls near the face, they will create a charming, sweet and gentle image for the prom. If you feel that after styling your short hair you’re still dissatisfied, opt for accessories. Floral pins, thin ribbons, hair jewellery - choose whatever you like, what suits your eyes or matches the dress colour, this part of your prom look is completely up to you!

Romantic Prom Style for Girls with THIN HAIR
Romantic loose updos not only look so sweet and feminine but also can help to solve the thin hair issue. Even if you have three hairs on your head, your prom hairstyle can look charming without chignons and toupees. Give preference to light and airy locks, bouffants, use flowers, and accessories. For a unique hairstyle, choose an unusual and massive braiding with a tiara. Such hairdos show the neck, emphasise the cheekbones and the bend of the shoulders. In a word, it’s all covered!

Did you have a school prom? How was your hair styled?

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Friday, 26 May 2017

L'Occitane Almond Refining Concentrate

L'Occitane is one of my absolute favourite brands and within their extensive range of products is the Almond Collection which I just adore.  For someone who hates everything Marzipan related, I cannot get enough of the Almond range and today I am sharing some of them with you.
L'Occitane Almond Refining Concentrate
L'Occitane Almond Refining Concentrate
Pressed Almond extract is a new active ingredient patented by L'Occitane and it has been placed at the heart of their brand new product -  Refining Concentrate (£45 for 200ml).  Using Almond Oil, pressed almond extract and caffeine, together they are expertly blended to create an incredible indulgent cream which is just a delight to use.  
L'Occitane Almond Refining Concentrate
On the skin it is silky soft and absorbs quickly leaving behind no hint or trace it was ever there, it isn't sticky or tacky and the only giveaway is just the scent of almonds.

The Almond Shower Gel is my absolute favourite shower gel, I go through bottles of this stuff. A winner of multiple beauty awards across the globe, this oil isn't quite like any oil I have ever used. When it comes into contact with water it turns from an oil into a lavish milky foam.
L'Occitane Almond Refining Concentrate
I cannot tell you how much I adore this shower oil. Not only does my skin just drinks it up. 
Enriched with Almond Oil, it gently respects the skin's natural hydrolipidic film (to you and I, the hydrolipidic film is a protective film that covers the entire surface of the skin. Composed mainly of sweat, sebum and water and its main function is to defend the skin against bacteria, acting as an external protective barrier) and leaves behind a subtle but fresh almond blossom scent which lingers on the skin for hours after using.

Almond Delicious Hands Hand Cream - I am hand cream obsessed and get through a fair number of tubes. L'Occitane have an incredible range of hand creams and right now my hands, which are dry, cracked, peeling and just gross need a whole lot of love. 

L'Occitane Almond Refining Concentrate
This cream is enriched with both almond milk and almond oil to make a really silky-smooth cream which helps to nourish and soften the hands while enveloping them with the subtle and mouth-watering scent of fresh almonds.

Finally we have the Almond Delicious paste which was voted best luxury scrub in 2014 and I can see why, this paste is just simply incredible. 
L'Occitane Almond Refining Concentrate

Using a delicious blend of almond butter and almond oil which is infused with crushed almond shells and sugar crystals, this Delicious Paste works so effectively on the skin by not only eliminating dead cells and refining its texture but in leaving my skin so soft and smooth to the touch and delicately fragranced with the crunchy notes of fresh almond.

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Alpha-H 3 Piece Liquid Gold Rose Anti-Ageing Skincare Collection - QVC TSV

If you have never tried the cult brand that is Alpha-H** then QVC have a three piece Liquid Gold Rose kit that you need and it is will be a special TSV (Today's Special Value) deal and it starts on Saturday 27th May for 24 hours!
Alpha-H 3 Piece Liquid Gold Rose Anti-Ageing Skincare Collection - QVC TSV
Alpha-H 3 Piece Liquid Gold Rose Anti-Ageing Skincare Collection - QVC TSV
Alpha-H 3 Piece Liquid Gold Rose Anti-Ageing Skincare Collection - QVC TSV
Known for their cult product Alpha-H’s Liquid Gold, a product I use and absolutely love, this collection will feature 3 products which make up this QVC TSV are 3 of Alpha H's most innovative and proactive products and they are all full size, bought separately they would have a retail value of over £120. So this is what you will find:

NEW Liquid Gold Rose 100ml (exclusive UK launch) - The cult classic that is Liquid Gold has had a bit of a make-over and there is now a new limited edition Rose formulation contains a wealth of aromatic botanicals including Damask Rose, Sacred Lotus, Orchid Petal, Dead Sea Salts, Marine Algae, Liquorice and Silk Proteins. If you have never used it before, Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a powerful resurfacing and revitalising lotion which refines the appearance of the complexion. When used, it instantly improves the skin’s texture and tone, it tightens the pores, whilst reducing signs of ageing by gently exfoliating and plumping the skin whilst you sleep.

I use my Liquid Gold Rose just a few nights a week and there is a slight tingling sensation when it is applied to the skin, but it isn't uncomfortable.

Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum 50ml - I have not opened this yet to give it a try but I absolutely love the sound of it. Described as being a high-performance water-based serum, which helps minimise the appearance of uneven skin tone and premature ageing whilst also helping to smooth and firm the look of your skin to leave a radiant result. It contains 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Matrixy-6 Peptide, encapsulated 1% Vitamin A, 14% Glycolic Acid, Liquorice Extract, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E. 

To use you simply need 1-2 pumps of the serum just a few night a week and you apply it to 
clean dry skin. Massage over the face, neck and décolletage, taking care to avoid the delicate eye and lip areas. It is said that your skin may exhibit a slight warming sensation and may tingle momentarily. Allow the serum to dry and then apply your Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream and it should be used on an alternate night to Liquid Gold Rose and not to be used during pregnancy.

The final item in this amazing trio is a 50ml Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream. Again, I haven't yet opened this and I am absolutely dying too because it sounds amazing. Described as being a luxurious, transitional day-to-night moisturiser with contains handpicked ingredients such as Chia Seed, Squalane, Argan Stem Cells, Hyaluronic Acid, Avocado Oil, Matrixyl-6 Peptide, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid and 24 Carat Gold Flakes. The combination of Avocado Oil, Chia Seed, Hyaluronic Acid and Olive-derived Squalane immediately moisturise the skin, making it feel more smooth and supple. Naturally derived Glycolic and Lactic Acids exfoliate dead cells from the surface of the skin to give an instantly brighter appearance and light-reflecting 24 Carat Gold Flakes give radiance and luminosity.

To be used as cleansing, you should apply 2 pumps covering the face, next and décolletage. It works to brighten and enhance the appearance of lifeless, dry, ageing or sun-damaged skin with this nourishing moisturiser. The cream is also said to be particularly beneficial to apply to the neck and décolletage to help improve the appearance of crepey skin day and night.

Bringing all three of these products together, I can tell you that they will retail for less than £45 and will be available on three easy-pays and everything else you need to know and read can be found right here. QVC have the exclusive launch of Liquid Gold Rose in the UK and it won’t officially launch with any other UK retailers until July 1st 2017.

I would love to know what you think about this offer on QVC!

**Alpha-H are the acknowledged experts in the art of exfoliation, resurfacing and skin renewal; supplying the professional beauty industry for over 21 years. Formulating their own clinical peels and manufacturing their own microdermabrasion machines. Over 1600 clinics worldwide offer Alpha-H facials and they continue to innovate and set the trends within the professional industry. As a brand, Alpha-H have owned the category of skin resurfacing for over 2 decades - long before it became trendy to develop exfoliating products.

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