March Glossybox: Unboxing

MudMasky - Sleep Repair Renewal Nourishing Mask
I love the sound of this mask and can't wait to give it a try in a few months time, as at the moment I am currently on a night time cream for my face from my doctor and I am on that for the next three months. So once I have used that I am definitely going to be giving this one a try.

Oryza Beauty - Warm nude Lipstick
Can't fault a nude coloured lipstick can you, it's one of those colours that usually most of the time suit near enough everybody, this is a brand that I had never heard of before but I do love there packaging keeping it simple with just the silver writing on the side of it. I'm going to be looking into more products from this brand.

Figs & Rouge - Soft Focus Pore Perfect HD+
I have already tested this product out, and I love the way it makes my skin feel, at the moment I am using it after I have applied my moisturiser and it gives my skin a nice matte look to it. I have also found that it really does help to keep bb cream or foundation in place all day without your face starting to look a bit shiny in places. I'm definitely going to look into more of there products soon!

Meg Cosmetics - Good Night PM Mask
I love a good face mask, and was really excited when I saw this in Glossybox this month, it's not a brand that I have heard of before so I'm looking forward to seeing how this makes my skin feel after.

Universal Beauty - Secret Flush
This is also another brand that I had only heard a few things about but had never actually owned any of there products, I love the fact that this is a multi use product that can be used for both a cream blusher aswell as a lip stain. I haven't tried it out as of yet but I am looking forward to seeing how it looks on me.

How to Channel the Best Runway Looks from NY Fashion Week

Every year, we are flooded by the imagination of some of the brightest fashion minds, and the previous seasons were no exception – from Alexander Wang’s formidable February finale clad in asymmetrical minimalism, all the way to shining authenticity represented by Michael Kors, we have yet to see the novelty taking charge in the streets.

As we’re waiting for the first rays of spring, it’s time to take another look at our wardrobe and find the missing links. Your look should never completely replace your own fashion philosophy by becoming a bland copy of a supermodel’s signature selection of outfits, but you can derive drops of inspiration from their ingenuity and make your own look stand out even further. Enter: the latest NY Fashion Show and its shimmering stars.

Eckhaus Latta your jeans
As a staple of modern wear, your denim jeans are unlikely to be the boldest piece in your collection, but with the help of the Eckhaus Latta dynamic duo and their unconventional take on all things fashion and beauty, you are about to transform your look completely.

Cutting-edge, yet delightfully vintage, these jeans take simple to a whole new level of fun and unique – think classic, fresh blue paired with high-waisted cuts, and pockets of unusual angles to complete the visual appeal. It’s time to put away the ripped and low-cut jeans, and use this opportunity to make your style scream elegance and comfort without failing to dazzle.

Accessorize your locks
Let’s step away from the usual ways you finalize your look, and instead of your typical layered necklaces and chunky rings, give hair accessories a go. The NY fashion scene was brimming with wraps, bands, massive hats, alluring clips, hence the idea to use your mane to make a statement. Take a hint from Alexander Wang’s star, Cardi B, and her flawless presentation of putting on a headpiece that stole as much spotlight as the thigh-high boots or her power strut. While this is not something everyone could pull off, if you have that chic sass in your existing look, such a statement piece will make it pop even more.

Adorn your feet
Another proof that you can do so much while you change very little is to shift the focus on your feet. Instead of going for the big and bold pieces chosen by top designers, go for a pair of unique ladies shoes with an intriguing ethnic design or some fluff on the toes, and you’re good to go!

Things can be even more interesting when you opt for sandals with platforms, loud, and contrasting tones in design, such as black, green, yellow, and red. What’s more, by adding texture in the form of fur and frill is always an added bonus for personalizing your style.

Get into the street spirit with Pyer Moss
It’s no secret that the world is getting more athletic as we speak, and with such tendencies come new movements in fashion, and open new windows of opportunity for designers to stir the dull waters of monochrome outfits and elevate the gray hoodie to a new level of cool. With names such as Pyer Moss, the direction has gained new meaning as well, since the prejudice-free, empowering looks on the runways have caused quite an ovation you can translate into your own street style passion.

From logoed tees with stitched-in messages to flaunt your beliefs, to Reebok-inspired tracksuits and deliciously oversized scarves, you can make your style more comfort-oriented, superbly cozy, and still powerful with these selected pieces. You can never go wrong with a hoodie, of course, but a colorful track mixed in with classic sneakers gives you that edgy vibe of the latest fashion craze.

Bring back the 80s
We have always liked that fashion makes room for minimalism-oriented “little is more” outfits as well as the “go all out” collections, both of which represent two polarities of the same value: beauty. This upcoming fall will be dressed in both of these extremes, but the latter has seen some significant contributions from Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Tom Ford, among other famous names.

Wondering how you can immerse yourself in all that excess? Layers of color, texture, playing with size, and absolute hairstyle galore! Those headbands (leather in particular) will add to the spirit of this rising trend, and this is your chance to start flaunting some neons if you dare invoke your rebellious self to the surface.

This is a guest blog post by Claire in Australia

Monthly Favourites

Dove, Skin Chemists, Mineral Makeover, Sport Fx, Mitchum

This month has been a bit of a weird one when it comes to my monthly favourite, due to the fact I ain't been able to use much on my skin because of the medication that I am now on for the next 3 months. So the few products I have been using I have decided to share with you in my monthly favourites for February.

February Glossybox: Unboxing

glossybox, beautybox, subscription box,
Let's just start this blog post with how nice is the packaging for this months Glossybox, I love it! Usually I tend to keep these boxes to use as storage instead of just throwing them away, this one though I think is going to make it into the box I have for photo props, and it's too pretty just to store away out of sight never to be seen again.

So let's start by seeing what is in the February glossybox this month

Dealing With Acne As An Adult...

Epiduo, Lymecycline

For as long as I can remember I have always suffered with some form of acne, some days it would be that bad my face would hurt to even touch, but on other days I wouldn’t even notice it where my skin wasn’t that bad at all. I tried everything going to “get rid of spots” and read up on all different home remedies that were supposedly meant to get rid of them overnight, but still nothing.

How to Style the Same Dress for 5 Different Occasions

A Fashion savvy gal is not, contrary to popular belief, the gal who has to wear something different everyday. It's the gal who sees a plain dress and can immediately think of at least a few ways to style it. This is why the little black dress is staple that dates back all the way to 1920s and Coco Chanel, and why it gave us a lot of iconic moments thought history, like Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's. If you want to be a fashion diva, you've got to know how to work your garments and be versatile, and there's no better item that allows for that sort of practicality than the LBD. Interested in how to make a single dress work for you on multiple occasions? Let us show you.

In February I Want To...

Monthly Goals

Like last month, I have set myself some goals again for the moth of February. I am really happy with the way my blog is going at the moment and I hope as a reader of this blog, you continue to enjoy the posts that I do :-)

In February I Want To...

January Empties

empties, zoella, garnier, snow bubbly, skin therapy, wilkinsons, neutrogena

Every year I tell myself "no more beauty/skincare products Claire until you've used up what you already have", and 2018 is the year that I am determined to stick to. So throughout each month everything I have used up I'm setting aside in a little basket so I can do one of these posts each month.

Essie Gel Nails

Essie Gel Nails
It's been so long since I last done a nail blog post, like a proper nail post showing you what I have been wearing on my nails just lately. It's definitely something I want to do more of this year on my blog as I have such a love of everything to do with nails being a Nail Technician and all...

Some Body Teatox Day & Night*

Some Body TeaTox Day & Night
I was recently sent the Somebody Teatox 28 Day Detox & Cleanse from Superdrug to try out, as after the Christmas/New Year period everyone no doubt will want to try to eat more healthy, and with this you can do a Detox and Cleanse all in the same day just by simply having a cuppa tea with these teabags.

January Glossybox: Unboxing

Glossybox UK

The start of a brand new year, means the start of another year of monthly beauty boxes from Glossybox, and with this months box they are putting self-care at the top of all of our priority lists and lets face it after the Christmas period its something we all need! I myself am really pleased with this month's Glossybox and was rather happy with the products that I received even though I am unable to try the "Beauty Beneath - Food Supplement Capsules", but that is just because of the medication I'm currently on so I have given these to someone else to try.

How To Rock The Pantone Colour Of 2018

As we know, each year, the Pantone colour institute renders its verdict on what the colour of the year will be. Not surprising, given the fact that the colour that took the crown this year has been spotted on numerous collections during fashion weeks, including the iconic Gucci, whose collection features not only 'sprinkles' but head-to-toe ultra violet looks. As Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the institute explains it 'We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination, and that is what the powerful colour stands for. New victories, bold and brave beginnings as well as mysteriousness of the cosmos, it's all presented in this fierce and poignant mixture of blue and red.

In January I Want To...

In January I Want To

In 2018 there are a few things I want to achieve and I am going to span them out over the next 12 months, which means one of these blog posts will be posted every month.... so here goes:

Zoella Beauty

Zoella Beauty

On Boxing Day I decided to have a browse on the Superdrug website just to see what deals they had on, and I ended up spending just under £30! I got some bits from the Zoella beauty range, some stuff from Tanya Burr's range of products and a few other bits and pieces.

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