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Rimmel Exaggerate & Lasting Finish Lip Liners

024 Red Diva
064 Obsession
064 Obsession
Exaggerate Lip Liners  L-R: 
024 Red Diva, 064 Obsession, 024 Red Diva, 024 Red Diva, 064 Obsession
  L-R: Exaggerate Lip Liners 064 Obsession, 024 Red Diva, 064 Obsession.
Lasting Finish Lip Pencil 011 Spice, 004 Indian Pink.
Liners are still a new territory to me. I am yet to master the art of lining one’s lips like a pro. As a newbie lipstick user myself, I have discovered that a liner will make my lips look defined and keep my lipstick from bleeding and will help prolong it. Liners are a godsend gift and if mastered it can help you reshape and re-define your face and give you fuller lips people will be envious of (overdrawn and cheat the Kylie Jenner way). Liners are a new makeup staple of mine. Once a lip liner virgin now a convert thanks to these Rimmel bad boys lol. 

Here are some of the reasons why I am a fully-fledged convert
These liners are not only massively expensive, but they can measure up to big high-end brands. They have lots of shades to suit every skin tone and every lipstick one can think of.
I especially love the formula for the exaggerate lip liners; they tick all the right boxes. Glides on like a dream, soft, creamy and not very drying on the lips. One day I was in a rush, and I applied the exaggerate line without a lip primer and it stayed on for at least three hours, however, it was very drying on my lips; that was to be expected.
I find that they do set into fine lines or imperfection if you do not scrub your lips beforehand and apply a primer. So I will highly recommend you do not skip these steps before applying. The exaggerate liners are very easy to use,  they have a twist-up applicator whereas the Rimmel lasting liners have to be sharpened every time you want to use them which is a pain (but beauty comes at a price).
Both liners come in a variety of shades; I picked up one of each mentioned above except for O
bsession, which is the best nude lipstick/lip pencil ever, I picked up two of these…fell in love with the shade so I had to get it. 
If you are trying to recreate the Kyle Jenner lip for darker skin tone similar to that of the lovely gorgeous, legend Naomi Campbell, then I would advise you to buy this shade. It is very affordable, and you can wear it with your favourite nude lipstick or a brick red lipstick like Wet N Wild’s Spiked With Rum lipstick (here)
Regardless of what shade(s) you decide to go for, these liners are truly a drugstore gem and oh boy oh boy are they gorge! What are you waiting for go ahead with your bad self, you know you want to and I’m sure you’ll need them.

Have you tried Rimmel’s Exaggerate or Lasting Finish Lip Liners yet? Which one(s) is your favourite shade?

Until we meet again,
Becky
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Birchbox: April 2015






This month’s box was full of many new discoveries,  which I am sure you’ll love to hear about so let’s get started.  
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Percy & Reed; Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil £14.00
A hair oil not only protects damaged hair strand but also inject some moisture, it helps to strengthen the hair and also adds volume and can be used as a heat protecting treating. Like I mentioned earlier all the samples I received in this month’s box was a discovery, so kudos to the ladies at Birchbox. I have heard of Percy & Reed. However, I had not yet tried any of their products. The sample size is more than enough introduction to the brand. Honestly, I have not used this that much on my weave. I am waiting to try it on my afro because that needs more moisture, care and attention. Notes so far: It smells divine and leaves my hair with a natural shine. I have not noticed the extra volume yet maybe it come with continued use….. I will buy this product again and try others from this brand. I was sold on the smell and overall benefit of the product 🙂
Pommade Divine Nature’s Remedy Balm £19.80
I have never heard of this brand, so I was happy to have to try it out. The Pommade balm is made up of 97% natural ingredients. It helps to rehydrate, protect, soothe and relieve. This balm is very oily, takes some time to be absorbed into the skin and smells very herby. However, it does rehydrate, soothe and relieve the skin. I used this on my feet because it needs extra care after a long day of work. 

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Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Violet £17.50
For Apil’s box, subscribers were given the chance to choose one Laura Mercier product, from a selection of three. I wanted to try the foundation primer, but because they had sold out, I was sent the mascara and the kohl pencil instead. The Kohl pencil is very pigmented, very rich in colour and easy to apply, glides like a dream. 
Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara £19.50
I really, really love this mascara.The first time I tried this on, I absolutely loved it…..I know, It is only small but it is very effective, my lashes felt like it was in heaven. I will definitely buy the full size. 
Lola Barcelona‘s Nail Polish (Rambla) £7.50
Tried and tested  and I love the packaging, colour and product. Very spring! and ideal season nail friend 🙂 Yet another brand discovery.
bliss fabulous foaming face wash £19.50
Bliss was another new brand discovery and I was very pleased with this face wash…. It smells like bubblegum hmmm. Takes me back to m
y hubba bubba bubblegum chewing day (soz for the nostalgic moment here people) and it cleansed my face very well without drying. 
Inner Me Beauty & The Green Coffee Bean £10.00
A capsule combining a host of antioxidants boosting vitamins with matcha green tea and the green coffee bean.
How to use: Swallow a capsule daily with water after or with a meal.
Since I can remember I have been afraid of taking capsules and am afraid to say that I haven’t really grown out of it. So am leaving this to try out when one is feeling very brave.
Thanks Birchbox, for introducing me to some many brands!!
That’s all folks 🙂
Becky
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BEARA BEARA: Celeb Arm Candy

Hello there, how are you today? I hope you are well? Today’s post is a review for a recent purchase from the brand Beara Beara. 

Beara Beara is a brand that makes leather bags, combining British design and the skills of Bolivian leather workers and has stockists in nine different countries. They have a large celebrity fan base, and their bags have been seen on such celebs like Taylor Swift, Sarah Jane Crawford, Michael Fassbender and Fearne Cotton. 
BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton
Made in Chelsea Star Rosie Fortescue 
BBC Radio 1Xtra Sarah-Jane Crawford
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Beautiful in burgundy: She did however look beautiful in a simple ladylike burgundy short-sleeve dress, which she paired with sheer bow-patterned stockings and patent leather flats, featuring pretty bows on the toes
Store in London
Beara Beara Store – 16-18 Whidborne St – London – WC1H 8EU
I recently purchased one of their bags to try out and I was not disappointed. Their customer service is excellent. I was updated on the status of my package from shipping to delivery. Talking about shipping; this took three days that was great even though shipping was free.  The bag came nicely wrapped and neatly packed in the box. My package was tracked, and someone had to sign for it on delivery; which is awesome. For this bag is a very expensive well-crafted beauty, it was good to be in the know.
The Tito
Brief description

The Tito is a leather rucksack. It has one large main compartment, with an inner zip pocket and a small pouch at the front. This bag is big enough to hold my A5 size diary, Canon EOSM camera, small makeup bag, some extra bits and bobs and IPad. 

  
   


It is all in the detail

Leather: 100% Cow leather
Dimensions in cm: Length 22.5 Height 28 Width 10
Strap Length: 75cm

Weight: 880g
What’s the verdict
I like the design and feel of the bag. It is a rucksack, so it is easy to carry around.The back look very well crafted, it seems very expensive, more than what it costs. One downside is that the bag is hard, and I find it hard to put my hand into the little compartments to get stuff out. The little note that comes with the bag says that it will “soften nicely over time.” 
Cost
£135

Worth it or not
Yes, it is worth it. It is a very well crafted genuine leather bag, easy to carry around, shiny and does not have that bad leather smell. This bag is a great carry on for your everyday backpack. It will last ages, for those handbag collectors out there; a bag for life!!
Click here to see more bags or find out more about the company.
or 
Pop into their store in London
Beara Beara Store – 16-18 Whidborne St – London – WC1H 8EU

Have you bought any bags from Beara Beara? If so which one did you buy? Did you like it as much as I do mine?I hope you enjoyed reading my ravings about this bag? Please leave your thoughts and comments below.
The lovely people at Beara Beara, were generous to send me one of their bags to give to one of my subscribers. I will be hosting a giveaway soon. 
Watch the space!!
See you soon.
Becky x
*This is not a sponsored post, I bought this bag with my own money*

Green with envy

Green with envy

White stripes t shirt
£13 – etsy.com

Levi’s ripped shorts
£52 – amazon.com

Stackable bracelet
£55 – klustershop.com

Simple chic

Simple chic

Jonathan Simkhai jacket
£365 – boutique1.com

Zara suede shorts
£87 – zara.com

Stiletto sandals
£16 – nastydress.com

Accessorize pink hair accessory
£11 – accessorize.com

OZ Naturals' Super Youth Eye Gel Review

Hello! How are you today? I hope you are having a good week? Today’s post is about Oz Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel that was sent to me for review.  For the past month, I have incorporated this into my daily skin-care routine on my quest for the perfect skin. All those who follow me know that I am a skin care pledge this year to help repair and clear my skin from the skin imperfections I have gained over the years. In my previous skin care post, I mentioned that I was using the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. This product for one although good it is very expensive costing an average of £40 a bottle. I wanted to find a cheaper alternative (trying to save my precious ££s). Something that works just as well but a lot cheaper.

First Impression
The packaging looks average, and the gel is in a small 15ml plastic bottle with a pump. I think it smells like cucumber *I do not particularly like the smell but I am use to it now, so I am sure you will too*
The serum feels very nice on the skin; it is easy to apply; a little goes a long way. Just dap the serum on the areas of concern. Even though it says it is for the eye area, this can be used on the whole face. I have been using this product for over three weeks now. I can honestly say my skin looks more radiant, my dark spots have slightly improved, and so have my dark circles. 
About Oz Naturals
Click here to find out more about Oz Naturals 
How to use:
I apply this  on a freshly cleansed face. Dap a little around the eyes including my eyelids. Use a little on my acne scars on my cheek, forehead, and chin *Ps you can also use this on your face not only your eye area* I use in the morning and at night before bed. I sometimes use this as a moisturiser if I am too lazy to use my daily moisturiser.
Ingredients:
Key ingredients are as follows: Matrixyl 3000, Peptide Complex, Natural Plant Stem Cells, Cucumber Hydrosol, Jojoba Oil, Vegan Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acid Blend, Wildcrafted Periwinkle, Organic Licorice, Wild Crafted Eye Bright, Wild Crafted Reishi, Organic Gotu Kola, Vitamin E. Ingredients are 75% natural
Where can i get this from:
Cost
This gel costs £13.99
I would highly recommend this product to anyone who like me suffers from dark circles, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. It has been effective so far and is gentle on sensitive skin and it is a cheaper alternative to try out. I know you’ll enjoy their product (s)
I hope you found this post helpful in your search for the perfect skin care? Have you tried any Oz Naturals products yet? Please leave your thoughts and comments below.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Becky 
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Eyeko Black Magic Mascara


Don’t you love that feeling when you find a new product that actually works! I was really excited to try this mascara because a lot of people have raved about it and I had to see if it was worth the hype. It’s bizarre how the woman brain sometimes works right!? You tell yourself I won’t give in, but one day the girly girl in you takes charge and buys things you’d tell yourself you wouldn’t lol.
Looking back now, I thought it wouldn’t live up to the hype and maybe a pure waste of money. Oh Boy! Oh Boy! was I wrong! The magic brush somehow manages to grab all my lashes in a swipe and gives my eyes life and drama all at once. It is magic in a tube and the results are insane. It gives me the length, volume, clump-free lashes with just one coat.
Oh my God I have nothing negative to say about this mascara as it does exactly, what it says on the tube. It’s like finding the perfect bra that goes with almost every outfit!
Clump free, dramatic, voluminous, eye-popping, sexy, seductive eyes which are sometimes a necessity when one is trying to make a statement. Personally, it doesn’t get much better this and Black Magic ticks all the right boxes. 
This mascara also comes with added long-term benefits, which is always great. It contains conditioning properties and is enriched with shea butter and keratin to help repair, protect and promote growth. Score!
Black Magic (here) won my heart with its smudge proof, long lasting properties for up to 12hrs. What made this one of my must have for me is the fact that it is water resistant as well. I must say that It is very hard to get off with face wipes. Fear not it removes with three or four swipe of my Simple Kind To Eyes eye Makeup remover (here). And I am not allergic to it. Winner!
Please use with caution 🙂
Have you tried the Eyeko Black Magic Mascara? Do you like it?
Please leave your comments below.
Until we meet again. Thanks for reading!
Have a great day.
Becky 
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Birchbox: March 2015


 

I already own the full-size Benefit Roller Lash, so this wasn’t a new discovery.  However, it doesn’t hurt to have more to save for a rainy day or to have in my makeup bag for optimal touch-ups during the day.
This was a discovery for me and I am pleased, for now I know about Catherine Malandrino. This perfume is very overpowering, masculine, long-lasting, fruity, sweet smelling that is very, very different from most of the scents I already own. The Sample size was more than enough temptation!!
  Little Red Notebook
I am a massive doodler and for someone who is always doodling away on random pieces of paper lol. This will come in very handy for one of my doodling marathons 🙂
This product is an ideal companion to help tame and nourish my thirsty, frizzy afro. Although, I have noticed that  Birchbox monthly boxes 
Lord & Berry is another Birchbox has introduced to me. I really like this pencil. It is easy to apply, very pigmented and lasts all day. I have started using this for tight lining my eyes and then smudge out to create a soft smokey eye. 
This is yet another brand introduced to me by Birchbox this month. Spring has sprung and with summer right around the corner; I am looking for products to help me revamp my skin care regime to get summer ready.  Janjira Thai Lime & Ginger Shower Scrub is a body scrub to help gently exfoliate all the dead skin and leave your skin glowing. 
 A Perfect Heritage by Penny Vincenzi
A tale of ambition, passion and ego with the British beauty industry as its backdrop (we’re sold!) from one of the UK’s bestselling authors, Penny Vincenzi, this is a blockbuster of glamorous proportions

Click here to subscribe to Birchbox today and receive your monthly luxury beauty samples
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Becky
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MONDAY FASHIONTOAST- THE OH MY LOVE LONDON EDIT

Hello, how are you today? I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. For those who spent some quality time with mummy; I hope you made some unforgettable memories and took lots of pics.
I wanted to bring you the dress drop promotion from:

They have lowered the prices of 30 dresses to £10 each for three days only.
Here is a selection of some of the dresses on promotion.
1. Oh My Love Star Crossed Lovers Purple Textured Cross Front Bodycon Dress
2. Oh My Love Don’t Mesh With Me Black Bodycon Midi Dress
3. Oh My Love Taking Over Black Cut Out Sleeve Scuba Dress
4. Oh My Love Cross The Line Pink Open Back Midi Dress
5. Oh My Love Secrets Black Mesh Maxi Dress
6. Oh My Love Wild At Heart Leopard Long Sleeved Skater Dress with Contrast Collar
Click here to shop this promotion.
Which dress is your favourite from my choices? Please leave your comments below.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy!!
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