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Review: Kate’s 15th Anniversary Collection – Retro Red.

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I really love the hues of this season and it makes me feel delighted not only by seeing the spectrum of colourful Autumn leaves but also the gorgeous dark toned lipsticks that are quite popular to wear for this season and one of my favourites for this season is berry or plum toned lipsticks. Surprisingly, on these days, the most important factor is that you don’t need to compromise on quality with high street finds and one among my latest finds are Kate’s 15th Anniversary Collection in the shade Retro Red(53). Are you excited? Want to know more? Then, be stay tuned!

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With holiday and festive season are just around the corner, there always exists a moment to say YES to red lipsticks and if it is a plum red shade, then one can’t able to resist, isn’t it? And, me not in exception either. Just like many other beauty bloggers out there, I have also some serious obsession to berry and red lipsticks and if it is combined to innovate a new colour, then I should say, this is the quintessential choice and I’m totally impressed with the quality, design and new formulation of this lipstick. Moreover, this lipstick was created by Kate Moss and inspired by London looks and so, there is no chance to go wrong with it. Plus, if you are up to date with beauty news, then you might be knowing that Kate Moss 15th Anniversary Collection is to celebrate the most predominant factor of 15 years of successful and amazing partnership with Rimmel  London and this collection includes 9 astonishing beauty elements including 3 super gel nail polishes, 3 new nude lip shades and 3 new unseen red shades of lasting finish lipsticks.Untitled-7

Well, this is the most stunning part that intrigued me at the very first instinct. More or less, we all know that rose gold metal is having a great trend at the moment and KATE MOSS have thoroughly encapsulated this detail on her packaging brilliantly and she has also really excelled with silver etching of brand name on the waist of the lipstick bullet and a glistening so-called crown detail to the top of the metallic lipstick bullet. To finish off as just as icing on the cake, the signature Kate Moss red embossment add the perfect touch of elegant note.

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This lipstick has the perfect click-on magnetic lock closure and you could be in complete peace of mind not to worry about any leakage or messiness. Besides, you could always access the content of the lipstick by screwing the bottom of the container so that in one swish, your lip mission is accomplished immensely well.

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  1. Start the procedure with a well washed and cleaned lips.
  2. Brush up to remove any dead skins.
  3. Follow my 3-step lip care routine.
  4. Apply your preferred lip liner.
  5. Then, apply this fabulous lipstick on top.
  6. Now, your lips are ready to show off.

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  • Rosegold packaging
  • Deep and rich plum red
  • Well pigmented
  • Silky texture
  • Creamy formula
  • Light reflecting hue capture
  • Very affordable to buy at just £6.49
  • Brings drama to your lips instantly
  • To add more glam, add smokey effect to your eyes
  • 8 hours longevity
  • Perfect to wear on special occasions

Want to explore more on red shades from Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick? Then, **CLICH HERE**.

Have you ever tried the above lipstick before? And, if so, let me know your personal thoughts about it and as always, I would love to read your amazing comments.

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Weekend Mini Home & Beauty Haul.

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Great News!!! Today, I’ve hit one more milestone on my blog, **700 FOLLOWERS** and I’m so elated and I want to thank all my amazing followers whole heartedly for giving me such a continuous support all throughout the blog journey along with me. Now, let’s talk about today’s blog post that comprises of all the elements of beauty and some home related items as well. Last weekend, I was on a total shopping spree mode which I want to share along with you and some of the shops that I’ve stepped into were Boots and Next. Then, how about you? Have you been onto any beauty haul lately? And, if so, then share along with me and as always, I would love to hear them. Right now, let me show you some of the product drop down lists.

Set of 6 Golden Amberwood Fragrance Candle Gift Set:

I love candles and it was like love at first sight when I saw it initially and right away, I was so determined to buy it plus, I should say that I made a right choice as a set of 6 amazing candles with sturdy candle holder with creative exterior design is always such a winner and as a double bonus effect, it is also a great way to reuse those holders once it is all done up with their burning time. Score! Besides, with an amazing burning time of 15 hours each, I’m very sure that these scented candles with gorgeous autumnal flavours of nutmeg, ginger, saffron and golden frankincense are definitely going to give a long mileage with aroma fulfilling all around my house. Lastly, with an astonishing mere price of just £10, I know one can’t go wrong with it. So, if you are living in UK, then always remember to step into the NEXT store to have a sneak peek onto their splendid autumnal range. 4mar162

Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream:

If you are just like me, then heading over to Boots is one of the best way to spend your weekend, isn’t it? Now, let us see some of the key buys that I’ve been on lately. Well, with winter chill months just creeping around the corner, there always exists a good excuse to invest in natural skincare product like Burts bees lemon butter cuticle cream as their ingredients are 100% natural and their formula is buttery in texture and creamy in consistency to use where it just melts onto your tips and toes swiftly without making any effort at all. Plus, some of the elements that I surely want to say includes: sweet almond oil and cocoa seed butter helps to moisturise and soften your nails instantly wherein Vitamin E and sunflower oil aids to nourish your nails to stay healthy and to the top of notch, this product finishes off beautifully with a lovely note of lemon scent for a cleaner and fresher looking nails. More surprisingly, a little goes long way and so, 15g contents of the tin makes you to feel as a comfortable asset that can be used up for the whole season. For more inspirations on cuticle care, feel free to head over to my luxury cuticle care staple4mar165

Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paint – Storm:

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you must be knowing that I’m a total manicure addict and Barry M cosmetics is one of the popular nail polish brand that I always trust on as their formula is so good and it is so affordable to buy as well. With Buy 1 and 2nd half price at Boots, I can’t resist myself and so, I’ve stocked up with the shade, storm and top coat. To have a little peek onto this shade, then **CLICK HERE** to open up to my Instagram account. All-in-all, I’m so impressed with the consistency of the formula and the amazing infusion of coconut water and coconut oil as key nourishing ingredients have made me to realise how much this brand has stepped up their nail care game.

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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge:

Before, if you are well verse with beauty blender, then nod your head rightly to this sponge as it acts as a great dupe to the former. As additionally, if it is from Real Techniques by professional artist, Sam Chapman, then there are thousand reasons to accept it as a great tool, isn’t it? Furthermore, with just under £6, you can’t go wrong with it as I’ve seen so many wonderful reviews from various beauty lovers all around the world singing their praises and so, now, it is my turn to have a sneak peek onto this product. Moreover, this product promises you to give a 3-in-1 multi-functional usage as the rounded end will help you to blend onto the larger areas of the face, then the precision tip covers any blemishes and imperfections that you may have and finally, flat edge gives a maximum contour effect to the areas of eyes and nose.

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Review: Autumn Picks – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream.

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After three weeks of continuous work schedule, today I’m back again with a bang onto blogging and with the new entry of Autumn season, there is no wonder that their praises are sung along all the way from outfits to makeup and from footwear to accessories. Besides, me too not in exception either as today, I will be showcasing two luscious lip creams from NYX COSMETICS that I’ve bought recently from Boots and this post is an evidential proof of me get, set, ready, gearing up to feed beauty demands for this season. Well, how about you? And, what are the latest beauty buys? Share along your recent happenings with me and as always, I would love to read them. Now, let me get straight into the product review.

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Lip creams are considered as lip colours which has the right consistency of the formula that brings in a splendid matte finish look and at the same time has a creamy feel to it as well. Amazingly, the non-sticky, silky smooth texture of the formula assures you to give a perfectly moisturised lips each time you use.

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The packaging is so easy to handle and it comes as a cylindrical tube with contents to the base and a screwable applicator wand to the top. The shade details are labelled at the bottom  of the tube and the shade number to the top. Like others, the name of the product are beautifully calligraphed to the front and all other descriptions to the back of the tube. If you are looking for content weight and expiry date details, then the former is noticeable to the bottom front and the latter to the bottom back of the tube.

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NYX lip cream in Copenhagen offers a soft matte lip cream in rich plum shade and just like me, you might have also known how trendy these plumy shades are. This velvet like lip cream offers a quintessential matte finish and surprisingly, it gives a long lasting durability too and also, the formula is totally light-weight. Besides, the sweet note of scented aroma and the delightful creaminess of the formula has made a firm place in my beauty wardrobe for sure.

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If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you must be knowing that I’ve such an obsession for pink lip shades and to fulfil my desire, this time I’ve opted for a stunning looking plummy pink shade that is ideal to use all year round. This cruelty-free lip cream brings in a pop of rosy pink colour on my lips instantly which I love it a lot. Moreover, the non-greasy texture of the formula and the statement-making matte finish look are definitely worth a try to finish off the day with extra special beauty note.

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  1. Start the procedure with well washed and cleaned lips.
  2. Scrub off any dry skin with tooth brush.
  3. Follow my 3-step lip care routine.
  4. Apply lip cream onto your lips.
  5. Wait for few seconds to dry.
  6. Now, your lips are ready to show off.
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  • Creamy texture
  • Light weight formula
  • Soft matte finish
  • Available in 34 shades
  • Sweet note of aroma
  • Moisturised feel
  • Non-greasy
  • Silky smooth application
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Longevity
  • Durability
  • Affordable to buy

Have you ever used this product before? And, if so, what are your thoughts about this product? Feel free to share and as always, I would love to read them.

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Collective Beauty Haul.

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This time, I’ve stepped onto 3 stores namely, Boots, Superdrug and Accessorize to make a collective beauty haul and I’ve restricted myself to try some from the high street brands alone as I’m prevailing from low-buy accountability and at the same time, I went on a shopping spree just like a little child in the candy store. Besides, being June as my birthday month, I’ve already got some special gifts from my loved ones and one such particular is Estee Lauder Ingenious Color Palette which I have already shared along with you and that’s why, this time, I made this purchase sensibly good. So, stay tuned to see more from it.

Sleek Makeup Matte Me Lip Cream:

The first shop I entered was Superdrug and I grabbed this gorgeous ultra smooth matte lip cream from Sleek Makeup which everyone is raving about and their detailed review and swatches are coming pretty soon. So, keep your eyes wide awake!

Basically, it gives a matte finish that dries off quickly and the hue looks much darker in shade after application. For a fuller looking lips, you could always go for a similar lip liner before heading on to this lip cream and in this way, it lasts long too and the intensity of pigmentation looks multi fold better as well. Lastly, with a little price of just less than £5, I think one can’t go wrong with it.

Accessorize London Prime Time:

The next shop I headed onto was Accessorize and to be honest, I’m a great fan of their amazing jewellery line and apart from that, I really love their beauty range too and this is the second product that I’m trying out from their beauty range and the one that I’ve tried before was Accessorize London Pocket Set Eye Shadow Palette and most recently, I’ve done a smokey  eye look by using just 3 products and this palette is one among them.

Back to this primer, the formula is light weight and so, it is as gentle as a second skin and also, it has an illuminating factor which gives you a soft, smooth and glowy finish to your skin and lastly, it has a nourishing content of Vitamin E which tends to give tender loving care while it stays on all day long on your skin. Moreover, having a huge sale going on at the moment in Accessorize, I took this as an opportunity to yield a ginormous bargain of 50% which made me to spend just £4.50 to have this beauty steal and how good is that?

Boots Extracts Fruity Strawberry Body Scrub:

Well, you might have heard of exfoliation, isn’t it? Yes, I do. And, this body scrub acts as a great exfoliating agent to remove away all the dead skins on your body and leaving your skin feeling soft and supple and at the same time, enlightens your skin to feel invigorated.

Plus, with an amazing content of shea butter and organic strawberry extract, I think it is a great winner as the former helps to nourish your skin whereas the latter, gives your skin the minerals and vitamins that it really needs.

The other high end gentle exfoliator that I’m loving at the moment is clarifying lotion from Clinique 3 Step Skincare.

Boots Extracts Satsuma Body Spray:

Want a zingy aromatherapy in your life? Then, this is the one for you as it gives a burst of mild citrus fragrance that makes your body to feel instantly revitalised.

This body spray has an amazing content of citrus reticulata extract that could be sprayed on your body whenever it is needed.

The other fragranced body mist that I’m religiously using at the moment is Victoria Secret’s Coconut Passion.

Boots Extracts Coconut Body Butter:

This luxurious body butter brings back those tropical getaway memories and this mild scented body butter that is nourished with coconut oil is a quintessential way to welcome this warm summer.

The other incredible body butter that I always worship on is Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter.

So, have you ever tried any of these beauties before? If so, share your thoughts and as always, I would love to read them.

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Emerald Jewelled Nail Candies.

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Today, I am totally in a mermaid mode as I am on a journey to an imaginary land that is quite under the deep blue sea and swimming around like a mermaid and flapping my wings like a fish here and there. Oh! You must be wondering why I am screaming about mermaid tales here and the answer to this is as there is a connection and whenever I think about mermaids, three things always come straight into the picture like an instant which includes princessey feel, treasure box and glittering jewels. This time with a twist, I thought to bring that inspiration straight into my nails as well. So, let’s get directed right away.

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Albeit the nails look glittery, it doesn’t represent like a five-year-old’s confetti glitters in any way but, it sets your nails get ready enough into the party mood instead. Moreover, the theme is fun and playful and also, it is so versatile to swap around your nails either as a main shade like me or just get restricted to just one nail alone whereas the other nails can be painted as yet another summer colour. Yes girls! The decision is all up to you because you are the sole creator and sky is the limit to bring the true essence of summer into your nails.

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If you are a nail-art addict like me, then you should definitely pop into your nearest Accessorize store as they have poured in a new range of quality beauty products that is a quintessential alternative for any high-end product and each and every bit of their beauty stuffs genuinely speaks about the real quality of beauty that too at a very affordable price tag. So, recently, I have been on a cosmetic raid to Accessorize shop in Liverpool Street, London and truly, I just want to give a pat onto myself for the great work done by me in a bit of matter of waiting time just before the train arrival. Yeah! Even though, there were extensive versions of beauty goodies out there, this glittered Accessorize’s Forever Emerald No.12 nail polish caught into my drooling eyes straight at first sight. Well, I have no excuse and I took it right away to the bill counter to grab this emerald jewel as mine as this looks like a powdered emerald in a bottle. Gorgeous! I think, one can’t stay away from this amazing colour and the consistency is also so good and it glides smooth onto your nails as an another layer that glistens with glee forever.

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While coming to the application, it is pretty straight forward.

  1. Start the procedure with the freshly washed and cleaned nails.
  2. Apply one coat of Boots essentials base coat onto your nails.
  3. Then, apply one or two layers as light or thick you want on your nails (here, I applied two coats).
  4. Finish off with Boots essentials top coat.
  5. Take off any excess bits with a cotton bud that is dipped with Sally Hansen’s nail polish remover.
  6. Note: Don’t forget to allow two minutes of drying each time after application of fresh new nail enamel onto your nails.

Yes, you heard it right. It is that easy peasy. Hence, give it a go and I am sure, your summer will be as glittering as a jewel.

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Summer-hued ombre nail candies.

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I love nail art and if it has ombre effect along with it, then I am in heaven. These ombre effects are so gorgeous and eye catchy too plus the surprising fact is that it is so easy peasy to do. Moreover, as today is Friday, I think it is a quintessential time to bring some fun and playful sentiment to go on to cover the whole weekend with plentiful of colour and creativeness. Furthermore, nowadays, nail art doesn’t restrict to celebrities and A-listers alone, but instead, all the beauty lovers are willing to spend their valuable time to bring in some creativity to their nails. Hence, let us see how today’s tutorial is going to conquer the flavours of summer in our nails.

Products that are used:

  • Boots Base Coat
  • Sally Hansen French Manicure Kit (White Nail Polish)
  • Barry M Quick Dry Speedy Purple
  • Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Sugar Plum
  • Barry M Quick Dry Coral Shimmer
  • Cite London Top Coat
  • Cello tape
  • Sponge (cut a 2 inches rectangular piece)
  • Cotton buds
  • Nail Polish Remover

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How to do ombre nail effect?

  1. Start the procedure with the freshly cleaned and washed nails.
  2. Apply the base coat onto your nails first.
  3. Cover the perimeter of your nails with cellotape.
  4. Now, apply a single layer of Sally Hansen’s white nail polish onto your nails. The reason for applying white polish is to make the hues to standout sensibly.
  5. Then, take the sponge and apply three layers of nail polish one after the other by starting with Barry M’s purple nail polish first, then followed by Barry M’s sugar plum and next by Barry M’s coral shimmer. Apply the layers with liberal amount of nail polish onto the sponge so that when it is pressed onto your nails, it looks like well pigmented.
  6. Now, press the sponge firmly onto your nails.
  7. After that, apply the Ciate London’s top coat.
  8. Then, peel off the cellotape.
  9. Now, take out any spillage or wastage around the outer circumference of your nails. Well, this can be achieved by dipping the cotton bud into nail polish remover and by running the cotton bud around the perimeter of your nails.
  10. Note: Don’t forget to dry your nails for 2 minutes each time after every fresh coat of nail polish.
  11. Now, your nails are ready to show off.

These ombre effect nail candies are so easy to make and I would recommend to anyone who wants to make a stepping stone into nail art fuss-free.

Keep up the Friday feeling!

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One simple step to get nail spa inspired pastel nail candies.

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So, how many variations are there to interpret nail candies? Yes, there are so many different ways including french manicure, dark shades, neon shades, pastel shades and a whole range of nail art designs. Anyways, It’s Monday today and the weather is so dull and gloomy outside and I think, it is a quintessential time to get your nails polished and lacquered with spectrum of pale enamels. As we all know, pastel shades are an exemplary way to bring back summer straight to your nails that is clean and cool in each and every way. And hence, with so many options to hunt for this season, today I will be chatting along with you by demonstrating how an addition of one single step could completely transform and bring an instant oomph to your pastel nail candies.

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Now, here comes the valuable question: Why nail salons stock up pastel shades? There are so many ways to answer this question and herewith, I will be mentioning a few of them and let us see that in detail now.

  • Pastel shades are literally defined as seasonal and in particular, these shades are quite popular during the months of Spring and Summer.
  • Pastel shades has the capacity of uplifting your style sense with a real feel of true elegance.
  • Pastel shades are so versatile and invariably very well adaptive as it is ideal to wear either for a long stroll beach walks or to bring an urban chic look while wandering around the city or to spend a day out in a country farm and whatever may be the location it fits with the locale flawlessly.
  • Pastel shades are meant to give a quick, clean and tidy look immediately and hence, it is great on its own either if you opt for a relaxed look on a lazy Sunday afternoon or for a preppy look when it is accessorised with designer outfits and accessories.
  • Pastel shades aren’t only for manicure alone but also, it is perfect to be worn as a pedicure albeit and the only thing that is to be noted down here is that you need to look for a right kind of footwear (silver stilettos and tan sandals are awesome for pastel hued pedicure) as not all the footwear can go comfortably along with these icy pedicure.

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Recently, I bought the french manicure kit by Sally Hansen and I have been waiting for so long to use it and hence, with a little bit of exploration, today I started to use the white nail polish from the french manicure kit to create the pastel nail candies and by now, you must be wondering why am I using the white nail polish? and what is the necessity of using the white nail shade when I want to recreate the pastel shade instead? And to answer this, let me explain briefly that white nail shades are similar to a foundation that stands as a base for makeup and also, white nail polish is useful to make the pastel shade to stand out well. Moreover, while the pastel shade sits on top of the white base, the hue and the texture of the nail candies are multiple times stronger and powerful and that’s the reason, why I selected white nail polish as the base shade.

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How to create a nail spa inspired pastel nail candies?

  1. Start the procedure with the freshly cleaned and moisturised nails (I used coconut oil as a natural moisturiser onto my nails).
  2. Then, apply the Boots essential base coat onto your nails to give a nice even out coverage to your nails.
  3. Now, apply the white nail polish from the french manicure kit by Sally Hansen to your nails.
  4. After that, apply two coats of pastel blue shade from the No.7 nail polish onto your nails.
  5. Then, apply the Boots essential top coat onto your nails.
  6. Now, using the cotton bud that is dipped with nail polisher remover, clean all over the outer circumference of the nails.
  7. Also, don’t forget to dry your nails each time after application of new nail shade onto your nails.
  8. Finally, the crisp pastel nail candies are ready to be shown off.

Note: If you want to know the quality of the base and top coat from the Boots essentials, then you could faultlessly catch up onto my other tutorial of creating confetti nail candies that is right here.

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