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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine's Day Edit - VIDEO: I LOVE YOU!

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A little video of all the people I love! Initially, I was going to do a video talking about love and the people I love, but then decided not to, because it was probably going to be a super long one. Instead, I have put together a collection of footage of the people I love, not just on Valentine's day, but every day, so I hope you enjoy it.
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Friday, 12 February 2016

Valentine's Day Edit - OUTFIT - My Heart

Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - River Island
Sunglasses - Primark

Not your usual Valentine's outfit I must say, but for some reason, this sweat top caught my eye and the facts are just so true that I couldn't, not purchase it. The heart is a wonderful thing isn't it? Apart from keeping you alive, it's also one of the most important things that controls your feelings. Either good or bad, you always feel it in your heart, you know just how true it is to you, but whether you choose to listen to it is another story. I have a tendency to not listen to it and quite often go with my head which isn't cool, but sometimes, when your feelings are all over the place, it's really hard to control. I make a promise from today, to listen to my heart more, to be true to it and to nurture it more because, quite frankly, it's the one thing that will stick with you throughout everything.

Photos: JRJ

"Always listen to your heart because even though it's on the left side, it's always right"
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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentine's Day Edit - Valentine's Face Of The Day

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I always go for a more subtle, glowy look when it comes to date night make up. I am not a huge fan of slap it on a hope for best, I much prefer to go for the less is more approach and created this look just in time for Valentine' Day. 

Here's a list of what I used:

- MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NW25
- Protocol Baked Mineral Shimmer in Apricot Swirl
- NYX Concealer for highlighting in CW04
- LA Girl Pro Concealer for contouring in Beautiful Bronze
- Sleek I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in All Night Long
- Ettusais Liquid Eyeliner in Black
- Benefit Rollerlash Mascara
- Eldora False Eyelashes in M102
- Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
- MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set in Brown Ebony
- Topshop Glow Pot in Polished
- Protocol Mineral Cream Blush in Apricot Cream
- Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base
- Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick in Cherry

What is your favourite date night make up look?

*This post contains PR samples.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Valentine's Day Edit - Valentine's 'Get Ready With Me'

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Wrapping up for the day, I like to keep things all nice and tidy before getting ready for my date night, I tick off my to do list, write plans for the next day and then file my notebook and diary in my pretty Kate Spade Tray which makes the perfect Valentine's Day gift for anyone who loves to keep all their things neat in one place. I found mine on Amara, a site that stocks a ton of amazing lifestyle brands, so make sure you check them out for gift ideas.
lush unicorn horn
Bath time is never complete without a LUSH product and this time, I'm using the Unicorn Horn from the Valentine's Day collection of course. It contains relaxing Lavender and mood-brightening Neroli to ensure my mood is both calm, yet cheery.
ogx haircare
For voluminous and bouncy hair, I'm opting for my all-time favourite hair brand, OGX. The Biotin and Collagen range helps to ensure my hair is clean, conditioned and full of volume. The Root Boost Spray gives it that extra bit of fullness, so it lasts all night without dropping.
clarins skincare
Skincare wise, Clarins is always the go-to for me and a cleanse, tone, moisturise routine is all I need for the perfect, clean base. The Cleansing Milk is gentle, soothing and leaves my skin super soft. Next, the Toning Lotion helps to tighten my pores and refresh my skin giving me a radiant tone. Lastly, to ensure my make up goes on smoothly, the Multi-Active Jour restores hydration and brightens my complexion.
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I picked out a simple black dress this Valentine's Day, paired with my new Passionata lingerie set and a pair of killer red heels from 4th & Recklesshe most amazing shoes right now at affordable prices and the quality is gr quality is great.
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This is my my make up menu for the day/night, a nice mixture of tones I must say. For the full look, check back in on my blog on Thursday (tomorrow) to see the result. In my opinion, it's just a simple look which isn't too hard to achieve.
mavala nail polishes
On my nails is Jasmin from Mavala, a pretty baby pink with a hint of shimmer. It applies beautifully and dries super quick. I needed three coats for maximum pinkness and I just love how natural it looks.
paco rabanna olympea
Lastly, my current go-to scent of the moment is Paco Rabanne's Olympea. It's the newest addition to the range and just smells, incredible. Fashionable, feminine and sensual, this will make perfect date night scent and the bottle is too pretty for my own liking, haa!

Just a note that all of the mentioned products in this post will also make amazing gifts, so if you need to give the boyfriend/partner/husband the hint hint, then make sure you show him/her this post. You can thank me later!

*This post contains PR samples.
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Monday, 8 February 2016

Valentine's Day Edit - Perfume VS Date

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The Dinner Date - Dinner dates are always a favourite for me, one of those occasions where you can get dolled up, look all glamorous and then eat to your heart's content, who's with me on that one? Obviously, in front of a potential candidate, you may want tone down the stuffing of the face and rather give him something to remind him of you, so a beautiful scent like Calvin Klein's Euphoria will definitely ensure that you will be on his mind. As the names suggests, the exciting combination of scents will seduce anyone in to a state of euphoria.
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The Casual Date  - Now, by casual, I don't mean, literally, casually dating type thing, but I mean, those ones where you just hang out, go for a coffee, sandwich and maybe the cinema type date. Still, you can get dressed up for a casual date, a nice top, some jeans and a nice pair of heels, voila, outfit sorted. To finish off, a few pumps of Sarah Jessica Parker's Lovely (my all-time fave) will give a nice touch of femininity as the silky, white amber fragrance lingers in the air as you walk.
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The Fun Date - A full day's worth of activities in store? No problem, I've definitely got your back here and picked the best scent for an activity filled date. You want something that lasts and attaches itself to your skin/clothing as soon as you spray it and the Hugo Boss Jour is quite something you know. Inspired by a woman that is successful, elegantly-composed and on-the-go, the scent is light, yet powerful and gives off that sense of positivity to all. You can run around, get that adrenaline pumping, yet still smell and feel gorgeous, I can guarantee that.

Do you have different perfume for different dates?

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