25/11/2016

Black Friday & Cyber Week Sales Guide

We are nearly into Christmas territory, and that means Black Friday has come around for another year. I am so happy this american tradition is being followed here in the UK! Officially starting at midnight, November 25th, many major retailers have jumped the gun - with the likes of House of Fraser or Asos already launching their discounts. I can´t wait to shop shop shop!

Here´s all the best deals I have found online.





Fashion
30% off with code: CYBER
Worldwide

ASOS
20% off sitewide
Code: GOGOGO

50% off

22% off: CYBER22
50% off everything only 24 hours
Worldwide

Chicwish
Extra 20% off the Annual Sale: THX20
Worldwide

Up to 70% off Selected Stock
Worldwide

& Other Stories
50% off selected items from this link.

Pull & Bear
20% off everything and free shipping

River Island
Worldwide - Up to 50% off 50+ styles
US - 20% off full priced items with code: BFRIDAY16

Urban Outfitters
UK - Buy 1 get 1 50% off

Karen Millen
Worldwide - 25% off everything excluding leather

Office
UK - 20% off with code: WONDER

Public Desire
UK, US, CA - 30% off with code: CYBER30

Stradivarius
UK,FR, NL - 20% off everything
DE, IT, PL, BE - 20% outwear, dresses and shoes


Department Store
Gifting Weekend - Up to 50% off Selected Lines:
Beauty
Lingerie
Sleepwear
Home
Toys
Books

Up to 50% off
Worldwide

Designer Fashion
30% off with code: BFRW30
EU
T&C: Early access discount on full priced order(s) over €300 but excludes items tagged as permanent, essentials, SS17 or fine jewellery

20% off with code: BFRE20 
USA, Canada, Australia, Africa & Asia
T&C Extra 20% off sale 

25% off with code: GOBIG16
Worldwide

30% off Selected Styles
Worldwide

VIP 25% OFF orders of $325 or more Code: BSTYLE25
VIP 30% OFF orders of $500 or more Code: BSTYLE30
Worldwide

Farfetch
Up To 50% Off #bequick‎

Selfridges
Worldwide - 20% off Christmas shopping,
10% off Beauty, Fragrances, Watches, Wines and Toys with code: SELFCCE

Vestiaire Collective
Worldwide - 10% off all weekend with code: SHOPSHOPSHOP

MyTheresa

Worldwide - 30% off sale items


Beauty
20% off with no minimum spend (site wide)
Dates: Friday 25TH Nov @ 0:01 to Monday 28th Nov @ 23:59  
Code: LANCOME20

15% off selected Make Up, Fragrance & Skincare (including Coffrets, TE and Mascara etc)
No Lips (any Lip sku at all –even liners) / No Cushion Foundation
Dates: Friday 25TH Nov @ 0:01 to Monday 28th Nov @ 23:59  

20% off all products
Dates: Friday 25TH Nov @ 0:01 to Monday 28th Nov @ 23:59  
Code: CLARISONIC20

18% off with code: RUSH
Worldwide

Daily Cyber Week Deals
Black Friday Week is here! It’s officially time to start Christmas shopping - come back every day for limited time only deals, brand flash sales and 3 for 2s - get them before they disappear forever.
UK & EU

15% off with code: GREEN15
20% off Orders Overs £100: GREEN20
UK

40% off with code: 19805
Worldwide 

15% off First Order with code: WELCOME15
UK

Home

http://bit.ly/2glig7c
20% off with code: GIFT

Up to 30% off with code: SAVENOW
UK & US
Up to 70% off Warehouse Stock


Fitness

Extra 30% off Sale with code: XMAS16
Worldwide

Sweaty Betty

Worldwide: 20% off

Accessories 
30% off After Signing Up
Worldwide


01/11/2016

Review: Lancôme's Cushion Blush Subtil

You must have realized by now the latest craze in the beauty industry: cushion make up! On my last post I reviewed a cushion foundation and today I want to tell you about the new cushion blushes from Lancôme I've been using lately. 





The cushion technology comes from Korea and many make up houses have adopted the trend recently. 
It's nothing more than a highly pigmented liquid blush. It comes saturated in a sponge placed inside a double lid compact. You can dab your fingers or a little sponge to apply and modulate the intensity. 

The Cushion Blush Subtil from Lancôme feels like a luxury product every time I open it. The packaging, the vibrant color inside, and the glowy finish it gives make me feel sophisticated when I use it in the morning. In all honesty, I find it an expensive product at £28 each, so I consider it a little treat and enjoy the luxe factor each time. 

It is available in six shades which Lisa Eldridge, Lancôme´s Creative Director, has helped design. 

  • 22 Rose Givree
  • 02 Rose Lemonade
  • 24 Sparkling Framboise
  • 25 Sorbet Grenadine
  • 31 Splash Orange
  • 32 Splash Corail

I have used Sparkling Framboise and Splash Corail.  


One thing that has blown me away is the staying power of these blushes. I think it has to do with the consistency of the formula. As I use a liquid foundation, a liquid concealer and a liquid illuminator, it only makes sense that this liquid blush will integrate perfectly with the rest of my make up and last for hours! 

The formula has a dewy effect and gives a radiant finish. I´m always cautious about how much product I take as it is very pigmented. It is also smooth and quite easy to blend. A little, goes a long way. 



All in all, I´m loving Lancôme´s take on air cushion technology and I love using this blush!
It costs £28 and you can get it here

Have you tried these products? What do you think about the cushion trend?

27/10/2016

Review: The Body Shop's Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation and their brand values

If you live in a rush like me, and like doing your make up on your train commute you're going to love this foundation from The Body Shop as much as I do. I have been testing the new Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation for the last three weeks, and I can now tell you what I love about it. 

First of all, the packaging is fuss free. I didn't know I needed this kind of packaging for an 'on the go' foundation until I tried it. I usually do my make up in the morning, sitting on the tube (bless the 40 minutes commute), so this compact formula avoids any possibility of spillage, while keeping the product in hygienic conditions. It comes with a cushion sponge for the application of the product, and it has its little place between the mesh with the foundation, and the mirror. 



Regarding the coverage, It has a very light one. I would say it acts as a skin perfector. It gives the right amount of light, color correction, and dewiness that you need. It gives a very natural finish and I can still see my skin after applying foundation. They say it has a semi matte finish, but I don’t see it like that. 

Also, this foundation is catalogued as Non-comedogenic, so it’s ok to use for acne prone skins like mine. 

Another "feature" of this foundation, is that it decreases the temperature of your skin by 1 degree when you apply it. This cooling effect has helped me to reduce the redness on my cheeks. This is probably due to the organic Community trade aloe vera and English rose water the foundation contains. 


Before

After
Speaking of the ingredients, I also wanted to touch on where these come from. I had the opportunity to travel down to Littlehampton for the day and get to know first hand the brand values this company holds.I left very impressed and inspired! 

Their values about activism and irreverence totally comply with mine. :) 
Since the 70's they were one of the first companies to avoid testing on animals. And currently they are involved in funding projects for wildlife crime prevention, indigenous tribes rights, a mobile app for holiday makers to highlight animal suffering, as well as projects for protecting the future of species like pangolins or turtles. 

They make sure all the ingredients for their products come from sustainable sources... and that they pay a fair trade price to farmers and workers around the world. They also make a difference funding the education, childcare and healthcare of these workers. 
So, since that day, I can’t stop praising what they do! But also, it has left me a desire to do more myself. 

We also had fun making our own shower gel. 

Here I leave you with some cool slogans that inspired me.









17/10/2016

4 reasons why I love Autumn

Luxury Wood Watch
 1. I love using some summer clothes styled up in an autumnal way. Here you can see a white lace dress I got at the end of the season, and I can still wear it just by adding a cool leather jacket and warmer accessories. 

2. I start wearing dark red lips again. I feel this complements perfectly the colours I wear on clothes too! So I swap the pinks I wear in Summer for warmer reds. 

3. It's an opportunity to buy new accessories! Here you can see me with one of my latest additions: a wooden Jord watch. I find it super stylish and the material is so original I always get asked about it! I wear the model Frankie in ebony and gold.

Best news is that I have a $20 e-gift card so you can all get one at a reduced price too! 
Also, you'll be entered in a competition to win a $75 voucher for one of you! 



4. Its the season to wear boots again! When we say goodbye to the summer weather I cant wait to jump into my boots. I find them super versatile as you can wear them with sort or long dresses, jeans, tights, etc. And they protect my feet on the rainy days!




13/10/2016

Review: Kiehl´s Ultra Facial Cream














For those who have  followed me for a while, you'll know that I almost never speak about moisturisers. Until very recently I relied on hydrating serums and didn't use these kind of cream in the morning. The situation has now changed thanks to the discovery of this Kiehl's gem: the ultra facial cream

My favourite part: it is super lightweight. The main issue I had with moisturisers was the way I felt them sitting on my skin for the rest of the day. 

I find this one gets absorbed super fast and I like how my skin feels after applying it on. I've almost used it up! 










It does have a great hydrating power. And it doesn't get my skin greasy after a while (something I've also noticed with others). 
Not sure it helps with balancing and mattifying, especially on the T-zone. But it doesn't make it worse and that's perfectly fine with me. 























Have you ever tried anything from Kiehl's? What do you recommend?