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Friday, 30 May 2014

Review | Sleek Sparkle 2 Eyeshadow Palette


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Sleek is a brand that I love but hasn't got mentioned very much on my blog until this week. I'm not sure why but as soon as I realised I decided to rectify it because they have some amazing products for very reasonable prices. 

Sleek is definitely one of my favourite high street brands because their colour ranges are amazing, their products are reliable and a high quality and the packaging is compact.  They have some gorgeous eyeshadow palettes available and the one I have in my collection is called Sparkle 2 which is a limited edition palette.

Sparkle 2 is a really lovely palette to add some glam to an evening look. True to the name, all of the shades either have glitter or shimmer running though them and the colours are gorgeous. Each and every one is very pigmented and the shadow's have a soft, creamy texture which makes them very easy to blend. When teamed with a primer they are Lso reasonably long wearing however that depends in how oily your eye lids are and how much you apply.

Despite this palette being gorgeous and the shades all being easy to apply I have barely used it because I'm a neutrals girl at heart so coloured eyeshadows scare me a bit. Now that I have re-discovered it I am going to make more effort to use it over the Spring and Summer and maybe I will even experiment with some of the brighter colours to see if they suit me... I'm not making any promises though!

I'm not sure if this palette is still available or not but take a look in Superdrug if you are interested in finding out.  The I-Divine palettes are stunning and also worth a look. They are priced at only £7.99 and there are seventeen different ones to choose from! I love the look of Storm!

What do you think of the Sparkle 2 Palette?
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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Advertisers | Wonderful May Advertisers


Advertisers

Hello Beauties, as we are nearing the end of another month it's that time when I share the wonderful advertisers that have been sitting in my side bar. I hope some of you have already had a sneaky peak at their blogs/website and have found some great new reading material but for those of you who haven't here is a little more about each of them:

So here we go.. please let me introduce my May Advertisers....


Advertiser: Hoad Shoes

Established in 1898 Hoad Shoes is situated in the heart of Sevenoaks providing footwear for all the family. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, superb product knowledge and a vast range of products from fashion boots and shoes to extra wide fittings. We have recently opened our online shop hoadshoes.co.uk selling a wide range of products such as Gabor, HB, Pedro Miralles, Dubarry and Timberland to name a few. We offer free postage on all online orders and a click and collect option if you are local to the area. We also write a blog www.alittleindependentshoeshop.blogspot.com all about fashion footwear trends, buying trips, brand information and the goings on at our little shop.





Advertiser: Beky Lou

My name is Beky and I started BekyLou in late September of this year; I've had an overwhelming response and it's become such a hug part of my life. BekyLou is a beauty,fashion and lifestyle blog in which I share all of my beauty/fashion loves and lusts with you all, review products and also mix in some personal lifestyle posts such as 'My Journey with Anxiety and Depression', which has been my most viewed and most personal post to date. I'd love it if you could take a peep over via my links below and follow - I'm aiming for 300 bloglovin followers by the end of January! 

 Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |  Blog Lovin



Advertiser: Dulcie

Dulcie’s Beauty Blog – A Beauty and Lifestyle blog where I share my beauty favourites and my reviews of products I’ve tried and products I’ve liked. Make-up is my thing, with nails as a close second.  Created with inspiration from my beautiful friends, the blog features my make-up looks and outfits, nail polish favourites and skin care picks. A creative space, Dulcie’s Beauty Blog brings beauty products, style and fun together.

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Advertiser: Miss LJ Beauty

Hay everyone, 

How are you today? My wee blog contains a bit of everything but beauty is my passion. I am getting married in June so expect a few post on that. As with a wedding coming up I'm on a fitness and weight loss kick ATM.  I am currently running a series called inspirational people on Sunday to give us all a boost that dreams can come true! 

MissLJBeauty
Xoxo

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Advertiser: Satchels and Pearls

Satchels + Pearls is a lifestyle, beauty, fashion and motherhood blog by Michelle, a recently new mum to a baby boy and living a long distance relationship with her husband across the sea. On Satchels + Pearls you can find beauty reviews, DIY, recipes, all topped off with a quirky sense of fashion from a blogger with a buzz cut. Michelle has a passion for afternoon cake and tea, and will take you on adventures around West Yorkshire. So why not check out her blog and follow her life journey?


Advertiser: Adventures of an Anglophile

Hi I'm Andini of Adventures of an Anglophile. I started this blog last year when I moved to London from Australia, to document my personal style and passion for fashion. My little blog has since then been a finalist in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013 for Best New Fashion Blog and I now write lifestyle posts as well so you can follow me on my adventures in London. I'd love to see you there! xx

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Advertiser: Polkadella

Hello Daniella here the ultra violet haired miss behind Polkadella. I enjoy sharing my latest buys, pretty things & my very own thoughts. Bargain is my favourite word and BYGOF is my favourite sentence. Come over say hey & enjoy some rambles


Advertiser: Beauty Queen UK

Hey guys, my name is Rachel and I blog over at www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk and I love all things Beauty with the odd handbag, shoe and cat thrown in. Whether it is a new cream, lotion, perfume or body wash not to mention nail polish, mascara or blusher then I want to try it. I love to interact with people who read my blog and you can do that in many different ways shown below.  So please do drop me a line, come and say hello or if you want to contact me personally my email is beautyqueenuk@gmail.com - I love to talk!



Advertiser: Scottish Stef's Nails

Hey everyone!I'm Stef from scottishstefsnails.blogspot.com and I am really excited to be featured in Kimberley's post! My blog documents my polish discoveries including swatches and reviews of polishes and nail products. I also post about easy nail art designs that I would like to think that everyone can have a go at. The nail art designs I write about are usually quite expressive rather than precise and intricate so you don't have to worry about whether your nails looks perfect. I love a good beauty/fashion tag post too! Hopefully you will be able to find inspiration from some of the polishes in my blog if you are ever feeling bored with your nails. I love interacting with all the lovely bloggers out there so feel free to leave me a comment or tweet me anytime!




Advertiser: Topdraw Fashion

Hello, I am Anna-Maria the writer of Topdraw Fashion. I believe fashion, beauty and fitness alls rom together and this is what my blog is all about. I love bringing you guys fashion tips, amazing beauty finds and fitness tips and tricks. I post every other day, and sometimes more if i can and along with this i have just started a youtube channel. At the end of every week I do a ‘Deal of the Week’ post where I find 5 of the best deals for you and where to find them. Hope you stop by and follow my journey here.

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Advertiser: Confessions of a Secret Shopper

Confessions of a Secret Shopper is a UK fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog written by mum of 2 and shopaholic, Louise.

It features lots of news, reviews, hauls and wishlist posts and is updated on a daily basis.

Louise enjoys talking about skincare and makeup products and spends a lot of time interacting with her readers on her blog and via social media.

Louise would be over the moon if you dropped by to say hi. She's always happy to have a chat and offer some friendly advice if needed.

Advertiser: Pink Confetti

Pink Confetti is a London based lifestyle blog featuring a big variety of posts including fashion wishlists, beauty reviews, book reviews, food ideas and restaurant reviews and general life updates. I'd love to have you come on over and check it out!

 Blog | Blog Lovin | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | GoodReads


Advertiser: Two Little Owls

We are Chloe and Annie and we started our duo blog based on a shared love of make up, fashion and all things beautiful. We both review and share (our often differing opinions) on each post, so unlike other blogs you get two reviews in one! We also post funny pictures/videos of our dogs/cats, what more could you want?! 



It has been wonderful to advertise these lovely blogs this month, read their posts and get to know the people behind the blogs/website. I hope you will take the time to look at them and enjoy them too :)

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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Blogging | 7 Bad Beauty Habits


Bad Beauty Habits

Everyone has some beauty habits they aren't proud of but they can have a big impact on how your make-up applies and your skin. Here are some of the main ones you should avoid:

#1 Not using enough SPF

It's starting to slowly get warmer here in the UK so it's more important than ever to make sure you use SPF on your skin to protect it from skin damage and illnesses.  You can do this by using skin care and make-up products that contain SPF and/or by regularly using sun screen. For the former, I have SPF in my moisturiser (REN V-Cense) as well as my foundation (Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua) but have also recently started using a sun screen designed to be specifically on the face. The one I use is by La Roche Posay.

#2 Not removing your make-up properly

It's really tempting after a long day or night out to get into bed without taking your make-up off or quickly give your face a wash with a wipe but you should remove it properly to stop it from clogging up your pores and transferring onto your pillow.

I try to remove my make-up with Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm each night but if I really don't feel up to it then I will use Bioderma as this removes both eye and face make-up really well. Following this I always moisturise to make sure my skin is hydrated for the following morning when I need to start the routine all over again.

#3 Skin Care

Skin Care is something I used to neglect in the past. I literally would just remove my make-up with a wipe (naughty naughty I know but we've all done it!) and that was it. I didn't moisturise, I didn't use toner, I rarely exfoliated and never used face masks either. Despite this I've been really lucky where my skin is concerned because I rarely have break outs and have never suffered with particularly oily or dry skin. It is combination but mostly normal although that does seem to depend on what is going on with the weather. 

I now have a set skin care routine that I stick to every day and now I can be sure my skin is getting the moisture and nourishment it needs. Take a look at my current skin care routine by watching the video on my You Tube channel.

#4 Touching Your Face

This is a bad beauty habit I am guilty off, especially when I'm at work and it's something I really need to stop. If you keep touching your face not only does it remove your make-up but also you may be putting bacteria on your face which isn't good for combating those spots.

#5 Picking Spots

Some people just love to pick and squeeze spots (ewww) but it's really not good because it can spread them to other areas, cause infection and possibly cause scarring too so it's really important you avoid doing this!

#6 Rubbing your eyes

Rubbing your eyes is not good because not only could you irritate them and remove your make-up but the skin is very sensitive around that area so it needs to be treated with care. I have heard that rubbish your eyes can cause wrinkles too so another good reason to stop!

#7 Not Cleaning Your Make-up Brushes

Cleaning your make-up brushes is really important because the build up of product can cause spots and also possibly transfer bacteria onto your face. If your brushes also have lots of product on them your make-up won't apply as well so you need to clean them regularly whether this be a spot clean or deep clean. Here's a tutorial on how I do mine.

What are you bad beauty habits?
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Review | Yves Rocher Moment de Bonheur Perfume


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I absolutely love fragrances because there are a huge variety on the market, the package can be stunning and there are so many available you can easily wear a different scent every day and evening for weeks if you wanted to (obviously depending on how big your collection is). Despite this, my perfume collection isn't as big as I would like and is definitely lacking when it comes to day time fragrances but that all changed when I got the *Yves Rocher Moment de Bonheur perfume recently.

Moment de Bonheur is housed in a beautiful solid angular glass bottle which couldn't show off the bright green fragrance better. The colour is unusual but shouts Spring and Summer and I love how unique it is. I haven't seen anything else like it on the market and it matches the scent perfectly.

This Yves Rocher perfume has the perfect mix of floral and fruity notes and is an infusion of Centifolia Rose, Grasse and a trace of apple original essence. Finally the base note of Virginia cedar gives the scent more depth and the combination of all these ingredients is delicious. The scent is easy to wear during the day or evening if you want a lighter fragrance and it is beautifully fresh, sweet and floral without being overpowering in the slightest. I love it. The staying power is pretty good too for a Eau de Toilette but if you want to wear it through the day and evening I would recommend popping some in a Travelo as naturally the strength does fade as you wear it.

If you enjoy fresh, fruity/floral fragrances that aren't overly sweet then you'll love this.  You can buy the Yves Rocher Moment de Bonheur L'eau (50ml) for £38.00 from the Yves Rocher website here and check out there other products (make-up, skin care and perfume) here. Also, check out the Baobella Boutique website as they often have daily exclusive deals.

What do you think of this fragrance? What is your perfect day time fragrance?

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Blogging | Cosmo Blog Awards - Vote For Me!


Cosmo Blog Awards

Hello Everyone! You've probably been hearing a lot about the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards over the past month so I will keep this short and sweet.  The voting closes soon (2nd June) for nominations and I would absolutely love it if you could please vote Kimberley's Beauty Blog for Best New Beauty Blog if you enjoy reading. It would be incredible to be short listed!

To vote, just click here.. it only takes a few seconds and every one counts!

THANK YOU!
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Monday, 26 May 2014

Giveaway | WIN 6 Soap and Glory Skin Care Products


Soap and Glory Giveaway

Hello Everyone! I've been thinking about my next giveaway for a while and as one of my favourite high street brands is Soap and Glory for both their skin care and make-up it made perfect sense to are these products with you. Earlier today I tweeted asking your opinion and it seems this giveaway prize choice was a popular one so this afternoon I went shopping and picked up lots of treats for you! 

For your chance to win all 6 of the below miniature Soap and Glory products please enter using the Rafflecopter below. There are a couple of mandatory options but most of them are optional for additional entries.. the more you enter the bigger your chance in to! 

Here are the products you can win:

The Righteous Butter - A gorgeous body butter
Flake Away - Exfoliator
Clean On Me - Shower gel
Hand Food - Hand cream
Glad Hair Day - Shampoo



Important Information

- The giveaway will run from 26th April 2014 - 30th June 2014 and is open internationally.
- The winner will be emailed and/or announced in a blog post. The winner will have 28 days to claim their prize.  If I do not hear from them within this time frame a new winner will be picked. If the winner has not entered all of the entries they have claimed to, all of their entries will be discounted and a new winner will be picked.
- If you are under the age of 18 please seek parental permission before entering.
- I will not be held liable for any allergic reactions you may have to the products.
- The prize will be posted 2nd Class standard delivery to the UK/untracked internationally. I will not be liable for any loss or damage but will make sure the prize is packaged well.  If you want to pay the additional fee for recorded delivery you are welcome to do so.

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Fashion | Holiday Essentials


Holiday Essentials

It's coming up to that time of the year when everyone starts to think about going on holiday or the weather starting to improve. In the UK we had a lovely few days last week where it was so warm I was even able to do some sun bathing but sadly it didn't last very long and the rain has returned. 

This hasn't stopped me from thinking about my holiday in July, though so this post is all about fashion holiday essentials. It isn't a complete list but definitely a good starting point and a challenge because there are so many lovely things in the shops at the moment!

River Island Light Wash Ripped Denim shorts | £25.00 

Shorts are brilliant to wear on holiday because they can be worn casually during the day when you are out and about, on the beach over your bikini or blinged up in the evening.  I love denim shorts because they are the most versatile and these ones at River Island are super cute.

New Look Green Tropical Print Crepe Kimono | £19.00

I'm loving kimono's at the moment which is great because they seem to be popping up in lots of shops. They look gorgeous with a simple outfit with solid colour if they have a heavy print and instantly transform the outfit into something more interesting. I love those with a floral print and spotted this one in New Look a few days ago.. I really wish I'd bought it now!

Topshop Slim Tailored Blazer | £48.00

I'm loving blazers at the moment too because they are another staple piece which can instantly transform an outfit. They add colour and structure and finish off an outfit really well. I find them flattering too because they pinch you in at the waist and make it looks like you've put a lot more effort into your outfit than you actually have! This lemon coloured one at Topshop is such a pretty summery colour and would be perfect for a day or evening look. On holiday I'm thinking more evening because it would be too hot to wear a blazer during the day but of course that depends on where you go.

New Look Pink Roll Sleeve Plain T-Shirt | £4.99

A must have fashion holiday essential are simple t-shirts and vest tops. They can be teamed with shorts, trousers or skirts or even your bikini to stop you from burning. I love the colour of this pink one from New Look but I would take a selection of these on holiday in different colours.

Accessorize Woven Coachella Flip Flops | £15.00

If you're going on a beach holiday you definitely need to have flip flops to protect your feet from the hot sand. They are also perfect to wear around the pool or during the day when walking about because when it's hot I hate to have my feet closed in! 

Accessorize Sienna Top Kaftan Top | £39.00

When chilling by the pool or on the beach a must have if a kaftan top which is quick and simple to throw over your bikini. This one at accessorize looks very pretty on and will turn your sun bathing attire into something suitable to walk around in when you go and grab a bite to eat.

Boohoo Myrtle Mould Push Up Bikini | £16.00

I've mentioned sun bathing a few times in this post (I can't get enough of it when I'm on holiday) and I have a slight addition to bikini's. When I go on holiday for a week I won't take one or two with me.. it's more like 7-8 oops and I'm loving this bright red one at Boo Hoo! It would look really great with a golden brown tan.

Kurt Geiger Carvela Klix Wedges | £75.00

I love to wear heels on holiday, especially in the evening and these nude pink ones from Kurt Geiger are great. I have these in another colour and wore them a lot last summer because they are very comfortable and easy to wear!

Miss Selfridge Petites Coral Cutout Dress | £35.00

Last but not least is this pretty coral dress by Miss Selfridge. I love coral shades at the moment and this piece would look lovely during the day or evening. The bright colour shouts Summer and I really like the style of it. I would definitely wear this out in the evening to dinner and drinks.

There are obviously a lot more fashion pieces you need to take on holiday with you but I hope you enjoyed looking at my mini list here. I love every one of these pieces and would love to add them into my collection for July!

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