30/06/2014

The Body Shop Honey Bronze range

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There is nothing better than a glowing bronzed skin in the summer. Whether you get it through spending long days sunbathing by the sea or fake it, you can always flaunt it and enhance the looks - whether you fancy subtle, sun-kissed radiance or an intense bronzed glow. The Body Shop Honey Bronze range* offers a multitude of great make up products to achieve your perfect glow.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder
Already an iconic item everyone raves about. Coming in four shade variations, this powder is perfect to add contour to the cheeks and a summer glow to the face. It comes up very natural on the face and blends very easily. 

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel
This is a very interesting make up product. It is a bronzing tint coming in one shade to suit all skin tones. I apply few drops around my face: forehead, temples, cheeks, chin and neck, then take Bronzing Brush, buff and blend out towards the hairline to create a sheer, even gold tone.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil 
I am a huge fan of dry oils whether for body, face or hair. This one is suited for body only and it is lightweight and not greasy at all. I absolutely love the effect it gives to my skin - a subtle tint of gold shimmer. It doesn't rub off on clothes too, so I can put on my clothes immediately after applying. Also, how amazing is this bottle - it has a proud place on my make up table.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder
This illuminating powder leaves the skin bronzed and radiant. The packaging is great, because you can always pack it into your make up bag and use on-the-go. I think it's perfect to take on holiday for an instant shimmer to your face or décolletage.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Lip Nectar in Honey Peach
I am a huge fan of TBS lip glosses and always carry one in my purse. Currently it is Vanilla one from the Spring collection, but this one will take now its place. It gives a sheer tint with sparkling shine. I am wearing it alone or over another lip product.

Have you tried any of the products from this range?

29/06/2014

NAILS: Essie Bikini So Teeny

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I wanted to post about Essie Bikini So Teeny nail polish for ages, but I never got down to take some photos. This finally happened a few days ago and now you can admire this gorgeous sparkling, cornflower blue shade on my blog. It is a pastel blue with a hint of shimmer to make it even more pretty and girly. I think it has been already on for a couple of seasons and I distinctly remember it was sold out everywhere last year. I think it looks absolutely goregous with a tan and the name makes it even more perfect for the summer.

YouTube - June Favourites



Once again I am on time with my Monthly Favourites! Since I've spent last weeks of May and half of June in Poland I decided to film my video there, just before I left. You can see a little bit of my vanity table, which my once belonged to my mum and which she kindly gifted to me when I first started my adventure with make up. Also, you can see a special appearance of a very cute puppy, who helped me choose my beauty, make up and fashion bits.

Also, don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel - I've filmed Chubby Bunny Challenge with my husband today and it is super funny! It'll go live next weekend.

28/06/2014

Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette

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Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, eye shadows, make up, palette, review, Too Faced, UK beauty blog
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, eye shadows, make up, palette, review, Too Faced, UK beauty blog
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, eye shadows, make up, palette, review, Too Faced, UK beauty blog

I have been admiring this palette from afar for months now and reading every review about it which came to my feed. But with £45 price tag and numerous palettes in my make up drawers I decided that sadly it is not the time to splurge. However with the recent discovery of Debenhams voucher this palette is finally mine. I was so happy when I got it, I literally was holding my shopping bag very tightly for the rest of the day. 

It is my first Too Faced product, so I don't really know anything about the brand except it has very cute packaging and bloggers often rave about the quality of their products. So far I am impressed with the quality of eyeshadows and can't wait to see what else Too Faced has in store - any recommendations?

Chocolate Bar palette, as the name suggests, is based on a chocolate bar and chcocolate variety. Hidden in the sturdy metal packaging - truly resembling a chocolate bar - you can find sixteen beautiful shades, with both matte and shimmer finish and varying from light champagne to dark cocoa. The names perfectly match the eyshadows and now I can easily indulge in Strawberry Bon Bon, Salted Caramel, Amaretto or Triple Fudge as part of my breakfast make up routine. The most unique thing about this palette is that it is made with 100% natural cocoa powder which means that mere lifting the lid can satisfy your sweet tooth. The only negative things I can find is that the names are printed on a foil and there is no eyeshadow brush (I actually like if they come with the palette since they are useful when going on a trip). All in all, I am so happy that I got it and it is one of these things that I will cherish for a really long time.

27/06/2014

WHAT I WORE TODAY: ballerina skirt and leopard flats


top - H&M, skirt - H&M, shoes - Primark,
necklace - New Look

This is the outfit I wore last week to see Primark A/W 2014 collection (post including sneak peek is here) and also to meet Julie for some long overdue catch-up. I absolutely love this H&M skirt which I got few years back and it is my easy-wear outfit when I want to look both stylish and comfortable. I paired it up with some ballerina-style hair bun and leopard flats which I simply adore. They are getting so much wear though that I think I need to buy another pair soon - let's just hope there will be some in my size.

26/06/2014

Recent sale buys


Few days after coming to London I ventured for a couple of press days and to catch up with lovely Julie who is my biggest fashion enabler. She told me about ZARA sale and if you remember my post about the cute little ZARA 'Bonjour' bag, you may recall that I also wanted to get a black 'Bonsoir' version. When I heard it's now on sale, we quickly went to ZARA and to my delight there was one bag waiting for me. Of course I had to get it and I think I like it even better than the red one! After getting some Shake Shack burger and on our way to the tube we were passing Topshop, which also had its sale going on. Julie wanted to check if the boots she wanted are on sale and I decided to go with her, which of course proved dangerous to my wallet. I got this gorgeous midi skirt in baby blue which I saw a couple of bloggers wearing in their outfit posts and I thought it looked super cute. It was discounted to £25 and there was only one in my size, so it was definitely meant to be. I also spotted these cute black flats and a girl can never have too many black flats since they're super versatile, so I got myself a pair too. 

Did you pick up anything in recent sales?

25/06/2014

The Body Shop Beauty Gems

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You know well now that The Body Shop is one of my favourite beauty brands. Whether make up, fragrance or body care, I can always find some true gems in there. And that's what Beauty Gems* are all about. Waiting to be discovered or re-discovered, The Body Shop is showcasing 10 items which are favourites of make up artists, customers and beauty experts. 

The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth
Innovative skin concentrate for the first signs of ageing which is ideal for all skin types and can be incorporated into any existing skincare regime. Apparently it takes as little as five days to see the difference in your skin looking smoother and firmer.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver
This gel gives you instant radiance and silky smooth finish with light, refreshing and zesty formula. This gel-serum is enriched with one of nature's powerful sources of vitamin C, wild Amazonian camu camu berry, which contains up to 60 times more vitamin C than oranges. 

The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist
You know I rave about this product a lot (check out my recent posts here and here) - and for a reason. It instantly refreshes and hydrates your skin and can be used as a quick skin pick-me-up during the day or to set make up. 

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptous Cleansing Balm
Also already reviewed on my blog, this cleanser melts off your make up without making your skin dry. It feels luxurious and is enriched with the pure calming power of camomile. The tin packaging also makes it perfect to take on holidays.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
This oil can be used in many different ways to help blemished skin. I usually put a drop or two on a cotton pad and gently apply on the pesky spot. It is definitely my favourite product from the Tea Tree range (reviewed here) and even though it is packed in a tiny bottle, it lasts for a really long time.

The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream
You can see my full review of this BB Cream, including swatches, here. This cream adapts to your skin tone when pigment-filled capsules burst when applied to the skin, releasing the colour inside. It gives light coverage and is hydrating, so I guess it's perfect for summer. 

The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit
Available in three shades: 01 Blond & Auburn, 02 Brunette & Brown and 03 Brown & Black, this kit gives amazing colour pay-off and is long lasting. It is multi-purpose so it can be used both wet and dry as well as to line, define, shadow and shade the eyes and brows.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder 
Already iconic bronzer with a distinct honeycomb design, it is perfect to create a all year round glow and colour. Available in four shades, so you can find something perfect for yourself, it is ideal for a smooth and even matte finish and easily buildable for contouring your cheeks.

The Body Shop Make up Brushes
I am a huge fan of TBS brushes and I have already reviewed almost all available in the range in this post. I love the soft hair they all have and most importantly that they are cruelty-free. I cannot fault them, they have excellent quality and I personally think they are seriously underestimated by the beauty blogging community.

The Body Shop Shea Body Scrub
This scrub is absolutely amazing. It is gently exfoilating, but also moisturises at the same time, so it is perfect for any dehydrated skin. When using it, my skin is left soft, smooth and simply beautiful. This Shea variation smells great too!

Have you tried any of the products mentioned in this post?

24/06/2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist

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You may remember my post about the two beautiful Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks in 05 Olé Flamingo! and 06 Pink Pong. Since then I waited patiently for July when two new additions are about to hit the shelves of Boots and Superdrug - one of them is nude and another cherry red. Imagine my delight when I spotted two of them and the rest of the range in one of the drugstores during my holidays in Poland! I immediately grabbed 07 Nude-ist and I have not looked back since. I simply love the formula, it is so hard to describe, but it literally feels like velvet on the lips and slightly melts into them. It is super long-lasting - you can wear then the entire day with no budge or smear in sight. It is also not drying at all. Safe to say I am super happy with this nude addition since this is shade which has been lacking in the range (rest of them are very pigmented for a statement lip). 

23/06/2014

NAILS: all-in-one pink glitter

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I am very late to post about this cute pink nail polish, but I like it so much I decided it needs a special mention on the blog. Superdrug is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and a couple of brands decided to release a limited edition products to fete this half-century anniversary in style. One of the brands is Barry M which released this beautiful nail polish to mark the occasion. It's pink, has few glitter particles varying in size, shape and colour and gives beautiful finish on the nails. I only needed two coats to get some fun and unique manicure, so I am definitely happy with my purchase. The only negative is that it is another Barry M nail polish which has bad quality brush - few hairs were sticking out and I had to cut them down to avoid messy application.

21/06/2014

Primark Autumn/Winter 2014 Press Day

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On Thursday I made my way to one of the best press days in the year - Primark Press Day. This time held at Chiltren Studios, not at the usual press office space, it gave me a glimpse into upcoming trends and fashion gems which will be hitting Primark stores at the end of the summer and onwards. Believe me, there was a lot going on there and you should start saving up for your A/W attire now.

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MAIN TRENDS:

RETRO VISION - my personal favourtie full of pastels and with a vintage twist.
SLAVOMANIA - with flower appliques and folk vibes this trends is very close to my Polish heart.
GARDEN ARMY - full of earthy tones and fifty shades of green - whether in pleather or sequin.
SCHOOLS OUT - full of gingham, tartan, skirts and smock dresses. Very preppy and cool.
URBAN RENEWAL - too cool for school - mixture of grunge, 90s and some sporty luxe.
ACCESSORIES - from dainty to statement necklaces, chunky heels and plimsolls, Primark will get you covered!

RETRO VISION:

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SLAVOMANIA:

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20/06/2014

WHAT I WORE TODAY: festival outfit inspiration

 

kimono - New Look, t-shirt - eBay, shorts - Topshop, shoes - River Island
sunglasses - Ray Ban

Denim shorts, tropical kimono, cute slogal t-shirt, ankle boots and sunglasses - all these elements equal a perfect festival outfit. Just add a pinch of sunshine, good company and maybe a couple of beers and you will have the best time ever. Sadly, I am not going to any festival this year (although it may change), but it doesn't mean I cannot look the part, right?

19/06/2014

New Maybelline SuperStay releases


New Maybelline releases for summer include a new nail polish shades and lipsticks from their SuperStay range. All shades - whether for your nails or lips - are vibrant and long lasting - simply perfect for summer. I was able to pick up shades I wanted at the press day, and I went for Pink Volt* and Uptown Blue* nail polishes, which give amazing colour pay-off, even from the first layer. The lipsticks are full of oranges, reds and pinks and actually smell like watermelon candy. I went for Burst of Coral* and it looks amazing on my lips, especially now when I am a little bit tanned.