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Outfit Post: Looney Tunes and Beyond Retro Dungarees

Gosh I’ve been busy! After that run of weekly outfit posts earlier in the year thanks to Miz, we’ve both been a bit busy (tired and lazy) to do any new ones, but this weekend on a wandering around Shoreditch, we thought we’d shoot some new ones, with this epic backdrop of some of the newest street art in the East.

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I’m wearing ASOS shades that I picked up for a mere £3.00 in the sale, which remind me of Miu Miu. My make up is almost all Kiko, with Bobbi Brown blusher. My hair is suffering from gappy fringe syndrome as a result of too much walking in the wind and not enough hairspray.

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Mum bought me this acrylic, colourful duck necklace but neither of us can remember where it was from, if you recognise it, give me a shout so I can add in a credit.

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My favourite t-shirt at the moment is this cropped boyfriend style top from Primark, covered in a Space Jam-esque collage of Looney Tunes. I adore it. I’ve worn it so many different ways and I’ve yet to get bored of it. Total bargain of course too!

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I’ve been after denim dungarees for a long while but really struggled to find a reasonably priced pair that also fit well, I picked up this set for about £20 from Beyond Retro and again, they’ve been worn a lot!

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The tights feature Batman logos and are also from Primark, the bag is a Cambridge Satchel and my Converse are a slightly destroyed metallic gold leather, destroyed by Last Resort and its indoor mud and cleaned in a very poor manner.

How do you wear dungarees?

What’s your favourite Primark purchase?

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Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Coral

Now then, how adorable do these look at first glance? I’ve not tried too many things from Too Faced, so was delighted when this beaut landed on my doorstep. This is one of the new liquid lipsticks from Too Faced and what I would see as their take on my beloved Lime Crime Velvetines.

Love the vintage inspired packaging, with cute fonts and gold detailing on the packging, just lovely.

too faced liquid melted lipstick in melted coral matte lipstick review and swatch

Much like a a lipgloss, these have a angled applicator with a sponge covering, the squishy tube means you can squeeze out every last drop. I love the matte finish of the plastic too, makes it seem more premium, don’t you think?

too faced liquid melted lipstick in melted coral matte lipstick review and swatch

As with the the Lime Crime Velvetines, these lippies go on liquid and dry matte. This one has more of a creamy texture than Velvetines, but it’s still super smooth and easy to apply, however I would prefer to apply with a lip brush for precision with such a bold and pigmented product.

too faced liquid melted lipstick in melted coral matte lipstick review and swatch

This colour is totally not what I would normally reach for, it’s a almost pastel coral shade and something that I would usually see as more suitable for warmer skin tones, however, I’ve been wearing this lots. It’s pretty unique. I love the matte finish, it makes it even more special for a coral shade, it is long lasting, but not as long lasting as Velvetines. I feel they are a little drying, but I think it’s difficult to make matte not drying.

Here is in on a make up look I wore a few weeks ago, the green liner is a Kiko Life in Rio chunky pencil that I’ll review separately very soon.

too faced liquid melted lipstick in melted coral matte lipstick review and swatch

What do you think of Too Faced? 

What’s your favourite matte lip product? 

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Deciem Hand Chemistry Marine Hyaluronic Complex Concentrate

We all fell in love with Hyaluronic acid with Hyaluron from Indeed Labs and it’s many rave reviews, I know for fact that Caroline Hirons alone if responsible for converting many of us to the ways of Indeed’s amazing products. Well, here’s something that has the potential to have an even bigger wow factor.

Although marketed under the Deciem brand, Hand Chemistry and stated for use on hand and body, there is nothing anywhere that says you can’t use it on your face, so that’s what I’ve been doing and so far, so good.
Deciem Hand Chemistry Marine Hyaluronic Complex Concentrate

The product contains 99.5% pure Hyaluronic acid, alongside a Marine Complex that makes the hydration levels 400x more effective than Hyaluronic acid alone. Impressive huh? It also comes in a massive bottle, 240ml for £27.99. The pump makes it super quick and easy to dispense, although as it’s designed for hand and body, it dispenses a lot, so if you’re going to use it on the face only, just do half a pump (or less).

It’s a clear gel, very similar to Hyaluron from Indeed, I can’t say that it feels any different. On application it feels slightly sticky, but this soon clears up on application of further products and given time to sink in. This gel definitely gives an instant boost to skin, but long term use of a hyaluronic acid product will improve skin hydration, texture and tackle signs of ageing.

Deciem Hand Chemistry Marine Hyaluronic Complex Concentrate

This beauty launches into Boots in May and I’m sure it’s going to be a hit. I’ve heard tons of good things about the Hand Chemistry hand cream too, apparently it’s the best selling hand cream in Boots right now! There’s lots of over exciting innovations coming from Deciem brands too, which I’ll update you on in due course.

Do you use a Hyaluronic Acid product?

What do you think of Hand Chemistry?

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Barry M Aquarium Mediterranean Nail Paint and Kiko Sun Show Nail Laquer 44 Dupes

So this is a weird one, I got sent new nail polish from Kiko and Barry M and they looked identical, so thought I would try them together and see how close they are. These rose gold shimmery, metallics are Kiko Sun Shower Nail Laquer in shade 44 and Barry M Cosmetics Nail Paint in Mediterranean from their Aquarium collection. Kiko retails at £5.90 and Barry M at £2.99.

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I tried the Kiko on all nails and the Barry M on the accent nail, as you can see the colours are in fact identical. The main differences here come in the packaging and application brush. The Kiko brush is slightly broader, which makes application smoother and quicker and the narrower lid makes for a more agile application. However, if you’re used to Barry M, they you can get the exact same colour for lots less money.

Weird when these dupes turn up by accident right? Anyway, I love them both, it’s a beautiful colour which I think would be even more beautiful on a warmer skin tone or someone with a tan.

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What dupes do you like?

Do you prefer Barry M or Kiko nail polish?

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Debenhams Summer Press Day Preview

Last week, I popped along to the Debenhams beauty press day to check out some of the upcoming new offerings that you’ll be able to see in the Debenhams beauty hall very soon. Here’s my picks of my favourite pieces and favourite brands, I think the picture tell you most of what you know for now.

They had pic’n'mix, in buckets, with a seaside theme. Win.

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I’ve yet to try anything from the CK One collection, which I think has been in the UK for a couple of years now. The highlight for me from this collection including a mascara with a wand that twists to change shapes and this lush metallic nail polish which is fragranced with a Calvin Klein fragrance. 20140410_170257 20140410_170301

Steam Cream, a beauty must try. Think of it as a refined version of Nivea Cream but in a cute tin. Plus, they displayed it on a cake stand so that’s another win. 

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This is my number one lust have that I’ve spotted this year so far. It’s the Urban Decay Electric palette, this was the first time I’d seen it in real life and it was even more beautiful in real life. Super vibrant neon shades, with a mixture of finishes including metallic and shimmer. Think of how many awesome looks I could create with this beaut. If anyone has one that they’d be winning to trade with me, gimme a shout, I have a whole host of unwanted beige and brown beauty produts that I’ll swap you for!

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Some bits from Too Faced, a recent new love for me. The Chocolate Bar palette is a great alternative for the Urban Decay Naked palette and is chocolate scented to boot. 

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bareMinerals, always a win if you want quality make up that does an awesome job, here’s their handy Mineral Veil in this useful portable device for easy travel and quick top ups. Mineral Veil is their version of translucent powder and absolutely lovely. 20140410_171645

I’ve also had my eye on these Too Faced beauts for a while too, heart shaped and chocolate box inspired packaging, how can you not hear these pretties. They aren’t mega pigemented but have a lovely shimmer and would look adorable on your dressing table.

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Nails Inc, obvs. The double ended Pop Art duos are super cute. And Essie, not my favourite professional brand, but they always have cute names and sophisticated, easy to wear colours. 20140410_171711 20140410_171716

Fragrance, of course! There’s tons of it in Debenhams. Pictured on the back row here is one of my current favourites, Rosabotanica from Balenciga, it’s my go to fragrance at the moment, you definitely need to check it out even if it does feature Kirsten Stewart on their marketing. 20140410_171816

I’ve got a long term love affair for Burt’s Bees and Balance Me for beauty ranges on the more natural/organic side of things. There’s something for everyone in these ranges and an affordable way to be concious with your beauty choice. 20140410_17221720140410_172224

 What’s caught your eye in the Debenhams beauty collection?

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Jade Angel Nails, Wells Street, Central London

Today I’ve had a long overdue manicure, a thorough and quality one too. This afternoon I went to visit Jade of Jade Angel, which can be found in the basement of hair salon, Czaro on Wells Street off Oxford Street in Central London. The salon offers a full range of beauty treatments from lash extensions, facials, waxing and a full service menu of nail treatments, which are the core of Jade’s business.

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The venue is small, but extremely well kept an decorated (mostly purple, which meant my hair matched the towels!) the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly to both myself and the other guests who passed through whilst I was waiting. The sort of environment that makes you feel completely at ease and happy to be there. So lovely.

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Jade and I discussed ideas for nail art, based on what I was planning on wearing at the weekend, my favourite clothing item and my current hair colour and decided to create some nail art based on my Black Milk Mermaid Leggings.

The base colour is Essie Naughty Nautical, a teal green with a fine iridescent shimmer, topped with fine loose silver glitter.

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 Jade then hand painted black scale patterns and added chunky, individual glitter pieces to the underneath layer of the accent nail. All was topped with a layer of Seche Vite top coat.

20140415_162251The end result turned out a combination of Black Milk mermaid scales and Game of Thrones style Dragon Eggs, totally love it!

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If you’d like to check out Jade’s other work, follow her on Twitter as @JadeAngelNails.

What do you think of the Nail Art?

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Kiko Cosmetics Life in Rio Creamy Touch Eyeshadow Duo Pencil in Shade 100

Kiko Cosmetics continues to develop as one of my favourite make up brands, professional quality, exciting new products and colours all the time and a really affordable price point. Everything I’ve tried I’ve been impressed with and almost everything has made it into my everyday make up collection.

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Their newest collection Life in Rio is right up my street, plenty of bright colours and metallic in easy to use formats and stunning, vibrant packaging. I love the 70s inspired prints on the boxes and touches of gold metallic on the actual products.

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I’ve got a number of items to share with you, but first up is their Creamy Touch Eyeshadow Duo, a doubled ended chunky pencil with super pigmented, metallic shadow colours. This one in shade 100, is the perfect smoky eye pencil. Both colours are metallic, creamy pigments, one end is black and the other is silver.

kiko cosmetics life in rio creamy eyeshadow duo in shade 100 smoky eye chunky eye pencil review and swatch

When I wore this, I used the silver all over the lid and the black on the lash line and crease, later blending with a soft brush. A line of silver on the lower lash line finished the look. The staying power was really impressive, it stayed in place all night long and even without a primer it didn’t crease or smudge on me. I’m not usually one for a smoky eye, but love this one. The shimmer and the silver as the base make it much more wearable for me.

kiko cosmetics life in rio creamy eyeshadow duo in shade 100 smoky eye chunky eye pencil review and swatch

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What do you think of Kiko Cosmetics?

What’s your favourite product for a smoky eye?

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Barry M Aquarium Nail Polish Collection: Pacific, Mermaid and Arabian

Barry M continues to be one of my favourite brands ever, it’s affordable, easy to find and always brings a smile to your face. Yes, some of the make up products aren’t the best quality, but they are good value for money. However, their nail colour range always impresses, for me, it’s just as good as some of the luxury nail brands, but for a fraction of the price and they still have all the colours and finishes that you could wish for.

barry m cosmetics mermaid aquarium nail polish paint collection pacific arabian mermaid review and swatch  Their latest launch, the Aquarium Collection is a stunner. A range of  size new shades, four multi faceted metallic and two new chunky glitters inspired by the sea. Here’s a review of my favourite three, I’ll review the rest of the range in due course I would expect.

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Arabian is a pale green base which reflects shades of gold and blue, Pacific is the reverse a pale blue which reflects green and gold. The Mermaid glitter is gorgeous, a chunky blend of green, blue and gold foil flecks. As with all Barry M colours, the application is easy and you can get a decent coverage in one coat, although out of habit I always do two coats anyway. The glitter is a bit more of a challenge to apply, I’d recommend dabbing it on for heavier coverage, rather than brushing it on and allow a bit longer for drying time.

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Stunning collection, definitely check it out. I love the addition of the fancy lids too for their collections, this one is a creamy gold with mermaid scales, so cute! A simple but adorable addition to the product. Just love it!

What do you think of Barry M Nail Polish?

What’s your favourite Aquarium colour?

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#VEDA Day Three and Day Four: The Interviews

Day three and four of #VEDA as part of #BattenVEDA was all about interviews, on day three, I interviewed my boyfriend Miz about his band, Grayscale and on day four, he interviewed me with some general interest questions. Really enjoying making these little videos and it makes me excited about being able to update my camera and laptop at some point this year so that I can create higher quality content with less technical difficulties.

Anyway, check out the videos and let me know what you think.

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Nads Moisturising Hair Removal Creme

Here’s a less glamorous topic for you today, but nonetheless one that most of us ladies will want to know about. Hair removal isn’t usually something we talk about openly, yet there’s so many different options. Most of the time I just use my Venus razors, it’s quick and convenient and easy to do when you’re having a shower or bath anyway. The only problem with shaving is that it is irritating to the skin and hair grows back so quickly and can often be irritating to the skin too.

So, when I’m after a longer lasting hair removal method I go for hair removal cream, I’m too chicken to wax. Can’t afford to wax professionally and my experience of waxing at home has been messy and painful, I’m just not that dedicated to hair removal to deal with the fussing.

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This time I decided to give a different brand a go and try out Nads (yes, I know that name is funny) Moisturising Hair Removal Crème. This product is the usual format, you smooth onto the skin, wait an allocated amount of time and remove. The Nads Hair Removal crème is applied with your hands, which is quite messy, so you might want to have a sink full of water at the ready for hand rinsing. It’s pretty difficult to dispense the product from the bottle when you’ve got crème everywhere.

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The product consistency is thick and smooth, therefore pleasant and easy to apply by hand, as with most hair removal creams it does have a weird smell, but I don’t think that’s something you can get around. The bottle recommends waiting a maximum of 10 minutes and for me, the maximum time is required, so I’d recommend the same for most people. You then remove the cream using the included sponge. The sponge has a soft side for removing and a rough exfoliating side, which is a nice feature, however, it’s quite small so a bit time consuming to use, I prefer the scraper that comes with other products personally.

Anyway, it’s a decent product for a hair removal cream, but for me I think I’m going to still stick to shaving because I’m lazy and it works for me. Being blonde, I’m lucky that hair isn’t often very noticeable so I can get away without constant hair removal. Now I’m thinking I’m at risk of TMI, so I’m going to stop there.

What’s your hair removal method of choice?

Have you tried anything from Nads?

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