November 2015 | Just Sarah xoxo

Friday, 27 November 2015

#EVENT | Barry M cosmetics new nail care range!

i love getting invites to blogger events....yes, this is only my second one so far & i was so glad to go to another Barry M event. the girls are always so so friendly and create such a relaxed atmosphere, the venues are always so on point and the food spread...umm oh my *dribbles*.

this event was in aid of the new S/S16 nail care range which will be launching in Januray! the event was held at the most SWANKY hotel ever, St Martins Lane hotel which is in Covent Garden. even the staff here were welcoming and friendly cos as usual i got a little bit lost! never the less i got to the event in one peice.

 i mean just look at the hotel lobby! im not going to lie, i did pretend i was walking down the red carpet haha cringe.

welcomed by the lovley Alex, she spoke to me a bit about the new range. which i personally think is so fab, nail care is taken for granted these days. me and some of the ladies at the event agreed that its mostly a time thing, we are too busy to care for our nails!
but i really want to change that cos if you look after your health from everything to hair, eye, skin, body and even nails then your body looks after you!


 

im going to go off topic again and talk about food haha, the browines GAH what a way to a girls heart ♥ brownies are my all time fave ever and these were so yummy!the little drink you spy up there, oh yeah, thats a mocktail! it was so juicy and refreshing and both me and tabby the nail tech were so impressed how the ice looked like shards of coconut. pretty genius.


 
so in the range there are two nail treatments "super mani" and "iron mani" and with that one i pictured ironman on my nails ^_^ then there is the top colours the mani masks in colours "bashful" and "birthday suit"

the super mani helps to promote growth and to nourish the nails, which im in desperate need of ...always! containing argan oil and keratin you cant really go wrong with this one! the iron mani is the ultimate nail hardener, just like iron man has a shield affect and will harden the nails.
what i love about these two polishes is you can use them more than once a week. so youre not just using them for one particular event you get a good use out of them. so you can just pop them on your desk and when you have a few mins just top them up!

the mani masks are matte drying!! i love a matte look nail polish, something about it screams woman. you can off course pop the other polishes on top to have them glossy, its entirely up to you of what combo you use. not only do the mini masks look great butthey also have conditioning qualities :) lets talk about price one sec, £3.99 each! which i think is the cheapest on the market, i know other brands sell their hardenders for the minimum of £7!!

the lovley Tabby from nails by mets (@nailsbymets on insta) gave me a lovely manicure and she used the super mani and mini mani in bashful on my nails. giving them a healthy glow! i also learnt so much about my nails from Tabby, literally it was amazing! after hearing all the tips i can look after my nails in confidence ♥ 

whilst you wait for this to be released you can shop other 
items at 
https://www.barrym.com/

what are your favourite Barry M products?

let me know if you are going to go out and get the range!!


XOXO
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

BEAUTY | HUDA Beauty X Anastasia Beverly Hills





how cute is the HUDA beauty lash box? " lashes this fierce may cause serious drama!" i think that is such a cute lil touch to the lashes and a nice suprise. i never know what to expect when i buy something but i also get so giddy when it has little quotes on like this one! both packaging on the lashes and the ABH contour kit are winners for me. so sleek and glam. i also loved creating my HUDA eye selfie ^_^ 
this is my latest buys from cultbeauty.co.uk , between this and beautybay.com they are my favourite places to buy american branded items and even just other beauty items. but they recently stocked huda beauty lashes and i had been dying to buy them! i was going to buy them from the huda site but the shipping costs gave me a chill haha so luckily i saw that cultbeauty stocked them.

i got the style "Giselle" at the price of £12. i am pleased with them, they are not as full and thick as i thought but i think it is just the style or even if i stacked them i think i would get the look im aiming for but that said they are still beautiful and vintage looking ♥

the contout kit didnt disappoint either, i have the cream contour kit in medium but i got this one in the light shades, it is much more suited to my skin with the cooler tones. 

the freebies were cute aswell, the brush cleaner is actually so fab! it smells gorg and cleans brushes in seconds. the moisturiser was a bit too tinted for my skin but it was smooth :) so i would say a successful shop!

XOXO
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

#MAKEUP | Going back to the 50's!





wigs are a thing now, right? no no, they have always been a thing! for as long as i can remember i have loved wigs, i mean a different colour and style at no cost of ruining your own hair is genius! im a total 50's babe and love this style of hair which all the stars wore in hollywood in the good ol' 50's. it looks so glamourous but to actually obtain this style which is done through pin curls is a task and a half! for thos of us who have dead straight hair it is even more of a task! a whole can of mousse and hairspray later my pin curls are done, but they dont ever look as bouncy and glossy as this. so i decided to ditch the not so glamour side of pin curling and get a wig! this is in the style "bettie" from annabelleswigs.co.uk 
i also went for a bit of a colour change and went black. 

what do you guys think, do i suit black??
for full makeup details check out my insta
@sarahlcx2

much love,

Sarah
XOXO
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Saturday, 21 November 2015

#REVIEW | Cocoa brown's TOUGH STUFF




i am a huuuuge huuuge fan of the brand Cocoa Brown when it comes to tanning, in fact maybe im their biggest fan ;) im not going to lie and say i have tried all their products, i wish i did try them all! but i have another one to add to the list right here in  this post. like anything its so easy to put something on but its getting it off that is the problem...you know how it is with those stubborn tan marks that seem to want to start renting your skin out for their own benefit!! i mean, i have gone around with 30% off a tan left which actually looks like dirt and felt so insecure. feeling like the antichrist is not really the one, and i always find on my neck it looks the worst! like i havent washed in weeks ....maybe i should stop the tan on my neck haha. ENTER, cocoa brown's "TOUGH STUFF" . it's basically an exfoliator/body scrub which will hlp rid you off those funky looking skid marks on your legs.
before i even opened the packaging i kid you not, i could smell that dazzling pink product. that is one of the reasons i love the tan, becuase it smells gorgeous and it is quite a strong smell.  i certainly wasnt dissapointed with this product, it already ticked of the gorgeous smell and when i used it not only did i get results but BRILLIANT ones!

now, im a bath gal so i got to soak in all the little exfoliating balls and have it scratch up my back when i moved about haha not as unpleasant as it sounds, i figured its doing wonders for my back and  i dont even have to do the work *hehe* im really happy with how the tough stuff gets my skin ready and buffed for my cocoa brown tan and it seems to look a lot more even.

oh yeah, and its pink! 

whats your fave tan brand? have you used any of the cocoa brown products?
leave a comment and let me know ♥

much love
Sarah
XOXO
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Friday, 20 November 2015

A Superdrug beauty gift guide!

 





Yes, my gift guide is back! not only am i about to be a good influence on your bank balance but also on your shopping technique!
i got all these gifts for under £17 (Superdrug.com)  and from the comfort of my own home. this year i have decided to help pamper all the girlies in my family. do some damage limitation on your christmas spending this year by creating little gift bags full of big suprises! this i think is also a great personal touch as you can tailor your own gifts to each individual person, sometimes i find the pre-made gifts are full of stuff which is pretty much useless! its easier this way to target the whole face and body rather than buying a gift set just for hands and feet, or just for the face.
i mean whats a girl gonna do with 3 body lotions?!!?
i love to use my stuff straight away and as they say, variety is the spice of life <3

the trick is not to get everything the same, as you can see i got 3 masks which are the same but then with the hand creams i have differed the brand...hooray for brand snobs! makes my christmas shop much easier haha the wipes were on offer BOGOF, so i saved myself £1 there...you may laugh BUT in the long run the pennies and pounds look after themselves.
my favourite buy has to be the bubble baths i really adore the 'i love...' brand and i picked up or shall i say i put into my imaginary cart  these bad boys for £2.50!! so i unpacked it and seperated them and i will divide them so each person as 2 each and i can also give them the smells that i think they will appreciate :) im going to link them all below so just click on the link and hurry cos most of these items were in the SALE!!

Face masks
 40p

B Pure face wipes 
£1 (bogof)

Little bag of love
 £4

B+H gift  set
£5 WAS £10

Pink lip balm 
65p
 
Original lip balm
65p

Garnier hand cream
£1.59 WAS £3.29

Hand cream
£1.49

What are your gift ideas for christmas?

much love,
Sarah

XOXO


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Monday, 16 November 2015

LUSH loving & blogging antics







its been a few days since i last posted, for some reason though it feels like forever. i have had so many thoughts over the past couple of days about my blog and how i can imrpove it and make it better overall. although i see blogging as a mini project or even a hobby, i want it to be the best it can be and by that i mean for my readers. i want to be able to interact with my readers more and be able to post more quality content rather than rushing blog posts and the content not being as helpful or valuable to my readers. so please do bare with me if my posts are few and far between, but i think its time i layed the foundations for my blog.

anywayyy, back to todays post! LUSH is one of my all time fave shops to visit - i say visit as sometimes i just like to pop in even if im not intending to buy anything. you walk in and you can see all the beautiful soaps, bath bombs and lotions all layed out. wishing i had unlimited money so i can treat myself and my gal pays to some serious skin TLC! even just to touch and smell the creams i find it such a fun experience >.<

i ended up getting treated myself and i got this "hello gorgeous" box as a gift. i loved the packaging so it really did catch my eye, looking so quaint next to all the other big colourful boxes i had to give her a home. ( i have a video on my youtube channel if you would like to see me talking and showing the products

it contains -
2 bath bombs/bath bar
body lotion
shower scrub
face moisturiser 

im a big lover of bath bombs, i know there a other people who prefer the creams or soaps over bath bombs and so on.  but i tend to go for bath bombs more than anything cos i love laying in a bath all mermaid-y and glittery coloured :) 

the bath bomb (not pictured here- sorry guys, i couldnt wait to use it :) bad blogging on my behalf haha) SAKURA was pinky in colour but when i put it in the bath i was pretty saddened that it didnt turn the water a bright pink or any colour for that matter! i think it redeemed itself though cos it did smell gorgeous and it lasted on my skin for a few days.

the bath bar which is the pink one, kinda crumbles in the bath and i think you can kinda use it as a soap. it turned my batha beautiful deep pink and i was so impressed! so chuffed sitting in my pink bubble bath! 

the moisturiser and body lotion as equally as good, the moisturiser has a really zingy affect which helps you feel refreshed and the lotion is vanilla based and makes your skin super smoooooth.

the scrub is probably my second favourite after the bath bombs cos it smells really beautiful, like the ocean and makes you feel cleansed and at one with nature, like a water baby..cos lets face it we all want to be a water baby..i didnt actually realise you could put this in your hair and i have used it since and still forgot..thats my absent mindedness for ya!

what are some of your favourite products from LUSH!?

any recommendations??

much love,

Sarah
XOXO





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Friday, 13 November 2015

#REVIEW | Love me beauty box











beauty boxes are so trendy right now and i have always been a big fan of them! i've only tried a handful and i make it my aim to try them all! i've said it before but it is the truth, the best thing about them is it is like a little birthday or christmas gift. not knowing what is inside is all part of the thrill! the love me beauty box is a little bit different as it is personalised. there is questions you can answer about your skin, type, hair colour and type and what sort of items you prefer. so the items are really personalised for you and your body.

as im a sucker for packaging i was so happy with this box. sleek and strudy, with a lovely fabric bag inside holding all the little bits, with "love me beauty" printed on. so im going to be using the fabric bag as a travel makeup holder! 

Whats in the box?

 i think this is so vintage. i love this completely and im so glad that i found out this existed thought this box. its so great to just add a little shuz to your hair and to also make is smell fresh. i can see me leaving this in my handbag so i can spritz my hair during the day, and feeling so fab pulling such a stylish can out ha. RRP £12.00

i was super pleased i recieved another oil from the nuxe range, this time the shimmer one. after i tried out the original dry oil i initally wanted to try the shimmer one!! i used it on my hair as i dont really like the shimmer like edward cullen, and it made me hair super shiny but not greasy! 

Cleanser
the least said about this product, i think the better. i dont like being harsh but this product wasnt for me. the packaging looks somewhat of a medicinal product and the smell was not pleasent. it has grapefruit in it but i only smelt the smallet hint of it and the rest smelt like chemicals...

winter is here and what comes with winter? wind, and what does wind do? dries the hell out of my lips! the lanolips 3-in-1 balm is amazing. it is so thick and smooth, i wore it for the whole day and it protected my lips from the ghastly winds. the only thing is you may end utrying to eat your lips...it smells like bananas but think more of banoffee pie.. mm yum yum RRP £8.99

i had a grande time with this creating a smoking wing. ive never actually used a gel pencil but the consistancy is so easy to work with! it has super staying power and is a lovely deep purple colour and is a nice extension to my makeup collection :) £12


 the boxes are just £10 a month and as you can already see my items i recieved total over that amount! so you get some lovely treats from brands you may not even know for such a great price!

Try is yourself and you may discover
a gem ♥

much love,
Sarah

XOXO




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