Friday, 30 January 2015

Arbonne Skincare

*PR samples
I was recently introduced to Arbonne skincare and had the pleasure of trying a few sample products from the RE9 Advanced and Calm collections. Arbonne has developed quality skincare for over three decades, using botanical ingredients sourced from around the world. Arbonne promotes a green and environmentally friendly ethos behind its products, using scientific research to produce the finest skincare that originates from nature.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Lee Stafford Haircare

*PR samples

For the New Year I made a resolution to give my hair some extra love and attention. Day to day my hair goes through heat styling and can look quite dull at times. Lee Stafford is an award winning haircare range that offers shampoos, conditioners, treatments and even heat styling tools. I recently had the opportunity to give these two products a try and they have fast become part of my everyday haircare routine.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Maybelline Brow Drama

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara - £4.99

If you read my last post, you'll know I'm currently giving my brows some extra attention. Since my teenage years, I have made minimal effort to maintain their shape and have never learnt when to stop plucking. Too often do I envy others stunning arches and so I made it a beauty resolution to sort mine out once and for all!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Clinique Sonic System Brush

Clinique Sonic System Brush - £79.99

Last year, Christmas came early for me when I won a Clinique Twitter competition and received this very generous prize. This is the Sonic System Brush, developed by dermatologists to remove impurities from the skin to leave it looking clearer and healthier. The unique design of the brush targets different areas of the face to ensure a deep clean for problem areas such as the chin, forehead and nose.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Health & Beauty Resolutions

1. Let those brows grow!
By the end of 2014 I made it a personal mission to sort my brows out. I've never mastered how to shape them nor have I learnt to put the tweezers down. It's been a good month and I'm already noticing a huge difference so hopefully I will no longer have to envy the brows of others.

2. Drink more water and stick to it
It's a resolution on everyone's list and I wouldn't say I'm terrible at drinking water but I'm still not reaching my 8 glasses a day. Aside from my morning cup of coffee and my afternoon cuppa, I drink water throughout the day but not quite as much as I think I could be consuming,

3. Give my hair more TLC
My long locks get a frequent trim but I have neglected it's need for deep conditioning treatments. As I regularly bleach and heat style my hair it has got much dryer and at times can appear rather fluffy, from now on I must make more effort to apply hair oils such as argan and coconut to revive it.

4. Stay on top of my dental health
Last year I had a much overdue visit to the dentist and although everything was fine with my fangs, I have since felt very conscience about my dental health. I want to avoid having too much sugar in my diet and keep caffeinated drinks to a minimum.

5. Keep on dancing
In July of last year I took up a dance class and have stuck with it weekly through to the end of the year. I want to commit to it even more in 2015 and I'm currently contemplating on whether to train for a performance show in the Summer...eek!

6. Moisturise head to toe
All Summer I made it a priority to moisturise my body, not only to maintain my natural tan but to keep my skin feeling nourished after a day in the sun. Since the cold weather rolled in, my efforts to slather on lotion seemed to drift and I want to get back into the routine.

7. Watch those eating habits
Over the past 6 months I've noticed my stomach can be quite sensitive when it comes to over indulging and greasy foods. I'm learning what foods don't agree with me and what portion sizes I need to stick with to avoid bloating and discomfort.

What are your health and beauty resolutions?

Tamara x

Saturday, 3 January 2015

What I got for Christmas: Beauty

Vivienne Westwood Cosmetic Pouch
I absolutely adore this bag, which I plan to now use as my make up bag - however I think I will use it for everyday, minimal essentials to avoid cluttering it up and risking it getting grubby.