Saturday, 12 August 2017

Prom Dresses all year round!

Back when I was younger a prom dress was just for prom (or "Leaver's Ball" as some schools call it), now we can wear them everywhere. There are so many occasions where it's acceptable to wear a prom dress now, they are absolutely perfect for weddings whether you're a bridesmaid or guest, Christenings, Summer BBQ's, hey, even pop some converse on and style one up Lily Allen 2002 style! 

I love how versatile prom dresses  have become and there are so many styles to choose from. They flatter all sizes and if you feel a bit chilly throwing on a pashmina or shawl adds to the glamour. I personally love the Sandy from Grease vibes by popping a varsity jacket over my shoulders. Cute!


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Lately I've been loving co-ord and I love anything off the shoulder. The beauty of a separate skirt means you can split the outfit up and get more use out of it to create a whole new look. Short prom dresses  are perfect to use again for a less formal affair. 

 Aisle Style has the most choice I've ever seen when it comes to cheap prom dresses . There are so many beautiful designs to suit all figures from size UK4 to UK28. There's no doubt that there is something to suit every taste and I personally an spend hours scrolling through adding dresses to my wish list. 

For a hint of glamour you can't go wrong with red prom dresses, go for something backless that looks so elegant and can really compliment a gorgeous up-do.  Narrow down the choices by selecting the  length, neckline, fabric, colour, price, sleeve length, and body type to find something perfect for you.




With a few weddings to attend and  birthday creeping up  I'm sure I can find an excuse to treat myself.






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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

New L'Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara Review

When browsing the make-up aisle there are two things that will always tempt me- A new mascara on the market and a '3 for 2' offer. This girl loves a bargain.  When I was in Superdrug with my sister last weekend I had both of those boxes ticked by none other than L'Oreal Paris. 

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Not only was the new mascara from one of my favourite brands but it was also in gorgeous blogger friendly rose gold packaging. I think L'Oreal do mascaras incredibly well and they are always reasonably priced, I never feel the need to opt for a high end mascara while L'Oreal have my back. 

It has been said that it is a Too Faced 'Better than Sex' mascara dupe, I can't actually comment on that as I haven't tried that one but I would say the packaging is certainly similar. Of course it's a damn site cheaper than BTS too. 


At the moment it retails at a very reasonable £9.99, I picked up some foundations and with the offer it meant I got all three for less than £20 -thank you Superdrug!


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As a rose gold lover of course I love the packaging! From a blogger point of view I loved that it was only reflective on the lid, anyone who has tried taking a picture of reflective packaging while still showing the writing on the packaging clearly will understand what I mean! It comes in a little box which does give it a high end feel but is a little unnecessary. 

The formula of the Paradise mascara contains castor oil  which helps nourish the hair and promote growth so you're giving your lashes a treatment while you use it. It has a big brush with densely packed bristles which helps provides all the volume you need. I personally favour  these kind of brushes over the plastic comb-like ones so I get on well with it but some might find it takes a bit of getting used to.

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I know I really like a product when I make noises while applying it and this mascara was making me 'oooh!' and 'ahhh!' all over the shop. The brush coats the lashes effortlessly and my lashes feel soft yet held in place. The castor oil means the lashes don't feel all stiff like a lot of mascaras can. It's really easy to build up too, it doesn't get clumpy at all. 


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Even though the hold is amazing it's also lightweight so doesn't drag the lashes down or feel heavy. The 
lengthening effect is incredible and it doesn't flake or smudge, it really dies stay put! The only slight negative I have is that it takes a little more effort to remove than I am used to. 


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I think my picture shows just how much volume you can achieve. I'm so impressed with it. I actually really look forward to applying this every day. Apparently this is going to go up to £11.99 at the end of the month so grab one when they're on offer! 



If anyone has compared this to the Better than Sex mascara please let me know as I'd really be interested to see how they measure up against each other!




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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Trying out Soap and Glory make-up


I know Soap and Glory has been a big blogger favourite for years but aside from the packaging I just didn't get it. I tried a few bits when I was given gift sets and I was just never really wowed by them. I did love the scent of the Sugar Crush Shower gel and the scrub is great too but I've generally stuck to Lush for my bath bits.

I picked up their Archery brow pencil on a whim and it's now my go-to brow product. But that is where my love for Soap and Glory make-up grounded to a halt . I never really tried anything else.

Well fast forward to this weekend when I needed to pick up a new Archery, and I see an offer that was too bloody good to ignore! 

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What was that? Spend another FOUR POUNDS and I get another 3 full sized products to try -it was a no brainer!

Starting with the products I actually paid for - Archery (£10) is a dual ended brow pencil with a liquid brow tint tip on one end and a pencil on the other. It makes filling in my brows so easy and I love it. 

I always need a black liner so I picked up a Smoulder Kohl (£5.50) which is so pigmented and easy to apply. 

Then I received  a cute little gift set containing three products which is great as I now get to really try out a few more bits from the Soap and Glory make-up range. They are all products that can achieve a natural look and are great for pretty much everyone to use. I hate when you get a free gift with colours I would never use. 

So the three products are-

Glow All Out A luminizing highlighting powder (£11)
This is a product I would have picked up alone. I'm loving a bit of highlight lately! It's beautiful powder with a very fine shimmer to it so it's perfect to use all over the face or just on the cheekbones. It's a lovely soft peach and gives a lovely natural glow.

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Sexy Mother Pucker lipstick (£9)
A beautiful lipstick in shade 'Love and O-Beige'. It's such a gorgeous nude shade and so so creamy! I've been wearing this every day since I got it.

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Supercat Black liquid liner pen (£6.50)
This is another liner with great pigment. I go through phases with liquid liner, I'm either wearing it every day or I don't other for months. I can feel it creeping back into my every day routine already.


A quick bit of maths has shown me that this set is worth £26.50 so it's really worth picking up. For me it's perfect as they're all products I'll definitely use.  Soap and Glory - you have converted me! I'd love to know what else I should try. 





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