Saturday, 24 October 2015

Mademoiselle Privé

Mademoiselle Privé 
13 October - 1 November

Saatchi Gallery, London is currently showcasing the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition - an exclusive insight into the origins of Chanel. All three floors of the gallery portray a unique element of the fashion House, starting with the history of Gabrielle Chanel and taking a journey through Karl Lagerfeld's influence on the brands evolution. 

Each installation is truly beautiful and creatively captures Chanel's signature style and impact upon fashion through the years.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Boots Botanics Facial Brush

Boots Botanics Facial Brush - £6 £1

This is a little something I picked up whilst browsing in Boots, it was actually reduced down to just one pound so of course I couldn't pass a bargain. This is the Boots Botanics Facial Brush which aims to give the skin a deep cleanse. It has soft bristles and can be used with any cleansing product. Initially I though this was a great tool to incorporate into my skin care routine, much like my Clinique Sonic System it creates a lovely lather and it isn't harsh on my skin. The size of the brush allows me to focus on specific areas of the face such as the chin and nose to tackle blocked pores. 

For the first few uses I was pleased with how clean my skin was feeling and it definitely felt intensely exfoliated. Unfortunately I have since noticed spots appearing more than usual and I can't seem to stop breaking out! I assumed the brush was to blame and I would just have to ride it out until my skin adapts but to avoid risk of further irritation I have decided to ditch it completely. The skin around my nose has also become rather dry and has made applying foundation slightly tedious. If you have sensitive skin like myself, I would stay clear of this brush as you may encounter similar problems.

Tamara x

Friday, 16 October 2015

Introducing MrsRodial..

Rodial skincare was launched in 1999 and in recent years has gained a unique celebrity following, with stars such as Kylie Jenner raving about the luxury brand. Rodial's high performance beauty pairs anti-ageing ingredients with innovation to create high-performance products to target common skin concerns. There is also a make up range that offers all the tools and agents you need to sculpt and define the face for a flawless finish.

This Autumn, founder of Rodial skincare, Maria Hatzistefanis launched the MrsRodial YouTube channel.  Not only does this channel represent her brand, it also inspires and motivates viewers to give themselves a beauty confidence boost. The channel brings you exclusive BTS interviews, product tutorials and Maria's tips and tricks for beauty, fashion and styling. Each video is a short insight into Rodial's passion to strive for perfected beauty and Maria's chic lifestyle as an inspiring business woman.

Here are my top 3 picks from MrsRodial:

Make sure to subscribe to Rodial's MrsRodial YouTube channel and to follow them on Twitter and Instagram @rodialskincare

*PR post

Tamara x

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Autumn Favourites

Left to Right

Dr Paw Paw Original Balm - My lips tend to get rather chapped during the colder months so I've been reaching for this to rehydrate my pout. 

Nails Inc. polish shade 'Colville Mews' - I recently picked up Glamour purely to get my hands on this 'greige' nail colour which has proven to be the perfect nude for Autumn.

DW Home Vanilla Bourbon scented candle - TK Maxx have introduced their A/W candles in store and I literally fell in love with all of them but one I did pick up was this which smells like sweet, sugar cookies..mmm.

Bobbi Brown Art Stick shade 'Rose Brown' - This is the only dark, berry shade that seems to suit me and I've loved wearing it. It has a matte finish and lasts for hours!

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial oil - I have noticed my skin starting to appear a little dry and by applying this every night my face feels rejuvenated and deeply nourished.

Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer - After months of speculating whether to give this a go, I finally caved in. This has brightened up my dull skin and awakens dark areas around my eyes whilst giving great coverage.

What are your Autumn favourites?

Tamara x

Monday, 12 October 2015

BareMinerals Christmas Party

Last Thursday I attended the bareMinerals Christmas party, held at the Aviary Bar in Central London. The evening showcased the brands exciting new 'Enchantment' Christmas collection which has a range of beautiful seasonal gifts and sets. The night was a buzz of bloggers chatting away over cosmopolitan cocktails and delicious canapés, what better way to get excited for Christmas!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

InstaNatural Argan Oil for Hair, Face, Skin & Nails

*PR sample

This is the third product I have been able to trial from InstaNatural and what could be better than a multi-purpose product that is 100% organic. This is their Argan oil treatment for face, skin, hair and nails. It is a cold-pressed oil developed to tend to all your beauty emergencies whether it be dry skin, brittle nails or damaged hair. 

Although the oil is light weight it does have a thicker consistency than I'm used to. I love to apply this on my body, especially my legs after shaving to keep them smoother for longer. One thing I would say is that this product doesn't have to most appealing scent and I have been slightly hesitant to use it upon my hair. I'm interested to see how this will perform as a toner and spot treatment especially as my skin adapts to the transition into Winter.

Tamara x

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Glimmer Body Art Cosmetics Luxe Metallic Jewellery Tattoos

*PR sample

I'm extremely late with the whole metallic tattoo craze, I have wanted to try them for the longest time but just never made the effort to buy them. They have been a popular choice for festival fashion and have even spotted on the likes of Queen Bey. 

These are the Glimmer Body Art Cosmetics Luxe Metallic Jewellery Tattoos which are available in both gold and silver. I instantly fell in love with the geometric designs and I knew these would look amazing with tanned skin so I couldn't wait to wear them over my recent holiday. These tattoos are incredibly easy to apply onto the skin, look beautiful however they don't last as long as I expected them too. A single tattoo seems to only last for the day of application and begins to flake off within a few hours. These particular tattoos are probably better suited for occasional wear like a party or night out for a bit of added glam.

Tamara x

Monday, 5 October 2015

September Instagram

LDN | Autumnal breakfast | Heartbeat balloon installation | Ollie turns 5! | September Summer | London Riviera | First Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year | Selfridge's | Arriving in Cancun | Isla Mujeres | Maya ruins | Freida | Cenote Ik Kil | Feelin' beachy | Caribbean sunset | Hello handsome | Casa Cenote | Last breakfast in Mexico :(

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Tamara x

Thursday, 1 October 2015

*PR sample

Last month I attended the Bloggers Festival where I was introduced to, a south London based jewellery retailer. They create intricate pieces of gold, sterling silver and rose gold. I was lucky enough to be given two items from the brand that are just adorable and are so my style. This arrow design ring is adjustable in size and wears comfortably, it is also available in gold and silver as with this pretty little Infinity necklace.

Everything from the packaging to the items themselves are so lovely, you can tell a lot of thought and effort is put into every single box sold. You can browse the range online and make sure to keep updated on the brands pop up stores.

18ct Rose Gold Dipped Sterling Silver Arrow Design
18ct Rose Gold Dipped Sterling Silver Infinity Necklace  

Tamara x