During my recent visit to Beauty UK trade show at the NEC Birmingham, I tried and tested the Beautiful Brows semi permanent make up and was so impressed I just had to blog about it!
Yesterday I was lucky enough to enjoy a whole afternoon of relaxation at KoKo Beauty Spa in Huddersfield. I heard about the quality of treatments from www.remiesluxuryblog.com and was invited to try out LVL lashes and the new A-Lift facelift treatment.
There are sooooo many new products, colours and textures of make-up on the market it’s hard to choose what to go for. Obviously, it is advisable to choose colours which suit your hair and eye colour and skin tone, but there’s surely one of the below colour trends to suit…
As a sufferer from imperfect skin, I have been interested to learn about what sorts of things affect my outbreaks as there are so many myths out there that it is due to diet and exercise (two things I don’t do very well, ok at all if I am honest).
I have gathered all the information I have read historically, and hope the below offers some useful info and tips to you.
A few people have recently asked me what my favourite foundation, lipstick and body creams are…which got me to thinking, I’ve never actually created a list of all my faves in one place for you all to nosey at!
So here goes… I have given a couple of options per category to cater for when you’re feeling rich or struggling with the pennies. Oh, and i’ve made all products mentioned into hyperlinks so you can view the products online for yourself. Enjoy.
For quite some time now, I have fancied getting a bunny. I didn’t grow up with pets and now, at 32 living alone, I think it would be a good time for me to get a little furry friend!
I chose a bunny because I am at work long hours Monday-Friday and they are fairly low maintenance and low in cost; especially when compared to a cat or dog.
I know a few people who got their bunnies from a breeder in Leeds, so I visited her last Monday. One little fella took an instant like to me and even drifted off a bit whilst laid on my chest Here he is…a ‘black otter’ bred Mini Lop at only 8 weeks old!
I have been trying to do as much research as possible to help me understand what’s involved in looking after a bunny, but short of cute pics online and awfully designed websites, I have had to take my advice from the breeder. Obviously I don’t want to pester her from now on, so I have decided to provide help and regular updates on here from the day I get my bunny! This will be aimed at anyone else who may be wondering what’s involved in setting up a hutch, bringing bunny home for the first time, bonding, litter training etc and will all be based on my own learning’s and experience.
I will also be sharing extra cute pics way too often I imagine, so follow me on Instagram to see those http://instagram.com/slstevo
As most of you know by now, my hair is pretty important to me – just in a way that I always want it to look shiny and healthy, but hey who doesn’t. Finding the right hair products to deliver this is tricky and as a beauty blogger I must try about 3-5 new products per month; the bulk of them being a disappointment.
A haircare range that never disappoints me is L’Anza. The only downfall being the availability to buy offline (selected salons only) and the price range is on the higher end of the scale – but worth every penny I may add.
After many attempts to gain glowing, clear skin I think I have finally found the right products to achieve this!
So, I have been feeling rather rotten for the last few weeks with a kidney infection which left me really run down and full of cold towards the back end of last week – just as Benefit were due in town!
Benefit are hosting more and more blogger events which is great but they’re not often in Yorkshire, so I was excited to receive an invitation to the launch of their new hydrating concealer ‘Fake Up’ at Malmaison, Leeds on Friday 8th March.
With the sunshine trying to creep out here in Yorkshire it’s making me feel all Spring-like and as a result in need of a bit of colour! I wanted to introduce you to a friend of mine who has started her own mobile tanning company; BronzHer.
BRONZHER is a mobile spray tanning company, based in Leeds and surrounding areas. Launched in 2012 by Yorkshire glamour girl, Filiz Özakinci, BRONZHER prides itself on professional services at affordable prices, using Tantruth beauty systems to achieve the ultimate tan.
Filiz started the company herself last year after becoming fully qualified in using Tantruth professional beauty systems. She has since then begun working for the 2012 winner of Cosmo Beauty Awards, St Moriz. And BRONZHER don’t stop there…Sister company, Pink Flamingo Hair and Beauty is run by Jale Özakinci, offering an extensive list of beauty services that would put even a Fairy Godmother to shame.
BronzHer have really competitive prices, offer student discounts and a natural, friendly service. So why not choose the Özakinci sisters for your every beauty need?!
Grab them and their latest offers via Facebook:
I was lucky enough to be sent a sample of the L’Anza Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment. L’Anza is my fave haircare brand and when my budget will stretch, I choose the Healing Strength range which strengthens and provides volume like no other.
Want to acheive a natural, striking Christmas Day look that lasts? Then you’ve come to the right place!
My first video on there is ‘Fabulously Festive Christmas Day Make-Up’ which you can view here: http://advent-calendar.hallmark.co.uk on day 6.
Here are my top take out tips on how to acheive a super long lasting festive look to last 7am way into the early hours of Boxing Day with no need for touch ups (trust me…it’s tried and tested from over the years!)
Most people use Vaseline as a go-to product for chapped lips and skin, as well as a nourishing treatment for eyelashes and removing make-up. But do you know all the Vaseline Beauty Secrets? Here, I reveal all…
Well, who would’ve thought it? Vaseline – the most basic, cheap beauty product happens to double up as an acne cure!
I’ve been suffering from hormonal acne for weeks now since coming off Yasmin. It’s been so upsetting I’ve contemplating going back on the pill, but I feel so much better health-wise that it’s just not worth it.
It was back in November 2011, that I was invited to the launch of the 1st Yorkshire Fake Bake boutiques. The event was held in Selfridges, Manchester and I got to try relaxing treatments, amazing products and meet the wonderful James Read.
So, as you all know by now I have been experiencing problem skin for about 2 years now. I go through phases where it can be clear for weeks but then have a bout of trouble where I can’t find a clear patch on my face I found the Pro-Active range worked well but occasionally couldn’t use the moisturiser (too drying) and the toner ran out after a matter of weeks. I moved on to Estee Lauder, which helped for a week or so then broke me out, then more recently tried the Bobbi Brown Extra range which has erupted my skin like nothing ever before.
Feeling a bit down and out about it, given I am 31 and really should have calm skin by now! I wandered to my closest Origins counter as I recalled having great skin when using their Checks & Balances foaming face wash.