Monday, 31 October 2016

Other ways to use your make up brushes

I'm all about multi-purpose products and discovering new ways to use everyday items. Did you know there are more uses to your make up brushes other than putting on your face?

Using a flat foundation brush to apply a face mask takes away the hassle of getting product all over your hands, the sink and if you're anything like me the entire bathroom! It allows a smoother application to ensure you spread the mask evenly over the face so that none goes to waste. Once you're done, simply rinse the brush ready for next time!

I find self tanning such a tedious task especially when trying to get an even application all over my body. Generally I use a tan mitt for large areas of the body but for my face, neck, hands and feet I use a buffing brush to give a flawless finish. I find this really helps blend the product between my fingers and toes as well as spreading evenly over the ankles, collar bone and around the nose. It's also much more convenient as you can wash the brush as and when you need to, unlike a mitt which I often have to repurchase and replace. 

Let me know if you have any other uses for make up brushes, I'd love to hear them!

Tamara x

Friday, 28 October 2016

Halloween at LUSH

(Left to right)
Lord of Misrule bath bomb - £3.95
Boo bath melt - £3.50
Pumpkin bath bomb - £3.95

Lush certainly knows how to celebrate Halloween and I have picked three frightfully cute products to enjoy over the spooky holiday. Every year I always pick up my favourite bath bomb, 'Lord of Misrule', which has a spell binding fragrance of patchouli and vanilla. Hidden within it's green exterior is a surprise of popping candy and purple bubbles. 'Boo' is a darling addition to the range which melts effortlessly into bath water leaving a soothing aroma of ginger oil and mimosa with a soft touch of rich cocoa butter. The last of my terror trio is the new 'Pumpkin' bath bomb, a vibrant orange ball of both sweet and spice with vanilla and cinnamon. This cheeky faced fellow is sure to bring you warmth and comfort on a cold, dark night!

Will you trick or treat at Lush this Halloween?

Tamara x

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Trace Publicity SS17 Press Day

Last week I was invited to Trace Publicity's SS17 Press Day which showcased previews of fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. The evening was hosted across four floors with an exclusive look into next seasons collections, sure to get any fashionista excited for 2017!

Revolve is an online retailer with over 500 fashion brands including Free People and Marco Jacobs. With a selection of high quality fabrics and prints, you're sure to find the perfect pieces for your next S/S wardrobe.

Monday, 17 October 2016

September Instagram

Canary Wharf views | #GreatFire350 | Dalston nights | Farewells | #SOFragranceReveal | Courtyard cinema | Tall Ships Fireworks | Afternoon Tea | Cheese and Wine tasting | Mirror Maze | Model Market | Flat white love | Class photo | Bloomsbury Bowling | Karaoke

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Tamara x

Sunday, 16 October 2016

EverGlaze Extended Wear Nail Polish

*PR sample

The arrival of Autumn means a change of colour - for the nails that is! Now that we have transitioned into the colder months, these three shades of EverGlaze Extended Wear nail polish are just perfect for A/W. 'Taken For Pomegranate' is a deep shade of red with a hint of shimmer, perfectly festive for everyday wear but chic enough for a Christmas party. 'Fig-ure It Out' is a daringly dark purple that adds a bit of drama to the nails and finally, 'NY Slate Of Mind' is a grey tone with a blend of multi-colour specks of glitter sure to sparkle through the night.

All three polishes apply wonderfully and have fantastic pigmentation with one to two coats. They're durable in wear and also dry incredibly quickly. I'm already really impressed with EverGlaze and would love to explore the range further.

Tamara x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Lovisa Choker

Lovisa 'Love' choker - £7.50

On a recent shopping trip I came acrossAustralian jewellery boutique, Lovisa which had a huge selection of accessories. There was everything from gold and silver collections to unique beaded staple pieces.Whilst browsing I absolutely fell in love with this gem stone choker and I just had to have it. It has a simple black band with gold detailing but what caught my attention the most was the white and black marble stone. It's comfortable to wear and completes any outfit, it's so versatile in that it can be worn with a slouchy jumper and jeans or dressed up with a LBD and heels.

Tamara x

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Lotion

Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Lotion - £4.70*

Now the colder weather is drawing in, it's so important for me to keep my skin moisturised. In the Summer I like to use coconut oil for my body but with the arrival of Autumn, I wanted something more comforting. This Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Lotion is wonderfully soft on the skin and smells absolutely divine. Enriched with magnolia and pistachio cream it's a dream to apply, especially after a hot bath at the end of a long day. It does have a slightly sticky texture which I didn't expect but it does absorb well into the skin. This lotion is perfect for a self pamper session especially when you just want to relax and unwind.

Tamara x