Windle & Moodie Intense Treatment Masque

It’s T-minus six days until I get my hair done (yay!) and in the run up to my appointment, I’ve been adding Windle & Moodie’s Intense Treatment Masque to my hair care routine. Since my hair is in need of a trim, it’s been feeling a bit dry and scratchy, so the addition of something so nourishing has been much needed!

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Packaged in a sleek white tub, complete with 80’s style glamazon on the lid, Windle & Moodie’s Intensive Treatment Masque is just the thing if your ends are in need of a little TLC. The formula is packed with green tea, active antioxidants, and cocoa butter to nourish, detangle and boost shine to over worked ends.

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Once or twice a week, or really whenever my hair has been feeling a bit stressed, I use a couple of finger-fulls, and comb it through my ends. I then let it sit for a good 10-15 minutes to really let my hair soak up the goodness, and rinse as normal.

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I can’t tell you how soft and shiny my hair if after using the Intensive Treatment Masque. It really feels like a salon-worthy treatment, and I can’t wait to keep using it when my hair is back to blonde too! It smells so incredible and my hair can’t get enough of it!

Windle & Moodie Intensive Treatment Masque is priced at £29 and is available here

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

When it comes to lipstick, it takes an awful lot for a brand to stand out. I tend to look for a great selection of colours, various formulas and a certain amount of glamour. Happily, Urban Decay have all of the above in spadefuls, and much, much more. And when I say more, I mean it. Where most brands tap out at 20 – 30 shades and finishes, Urban Decay have just released their Vice collection which has 100!

Urban Decay Vice Pandemonium

I was kindly sent over a few of the shades to try, and I’m happy to admit I’ve been completely won over – the shade collection is (unsurprisingly) incredible. No matter who natural or vivid you want your lips, there’s something for you. There are six finishes to choose from: mettalized, cream, sheer, sheer shimmer, comfort matte and mega matte, and the first I tried, Pandemonium, is a mega matte. It’s possibly one of the most vibrant shades I own – purple with a slight red undertone.

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714 was first released as part of Gwen Stefani’s collection earlier in the year. It’s another one of the mega mattes, and it’s a beautiful true red with a pink undertone. This is such a wonderful summer shade, and I can’t wait to wear this with a tan and nude eye.

Urban Decay Vice Big Bang

Big Bang is one of the Metallized shades, and it’s basically all my Barbie-lips dreams come true! It’s a super shimmery magenta pink which is perfect if you’re looking for real cool toned pink. The shimmer in the formula is a little chunky, but the formula is really comfortable to wear, and it’s surprisingly long-wearing.

Urban Decay Vice Firebird

Firebird is another colour that was first released as part of Gwen Stefani’s collection and has a cream finish. This one is beautifully smooth to apply, and the colour payoff is amazing, and it feels like such a glamorous choice of colour to wear!

Urban Decay Vice Backtalk

Last up is Backtalk, a comfort matte shade, and probably my most reached-for shade from the lineup. It slicks on beautifully, and I’m obsessed with the warm pinky-nude shade. It’s perfect if you’re looking for something to keep you looking polished throughout the summer!

Urban Decay Vice lipsticks are £15 and are available here (UK) and here (US)

 

Maybelline Master Precise Curvy

On a day-to-day basis, I have a pretty standard makeup routine that involves a little foundation, some concealer, bronze mascara and some shadow. If I’m feeling fancy I’ll add a lipstick, but for the most part, I grab a balm or gloss to go. But, on mornings when I’ve woken up that little earlier, or if I’m headed out somewhere fun, I do rather like mixing it up a little.

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So, instead of mixing up my lip colours like I normally do when I’m after a change, I’ve been playing with eyeliners. Usually I’m a die-hard pencil kind of a girl. I like the way I can smudge it into my waterline, creating a soft, smoky effect, but sometimes you’ve got to have something a little cleaner and more graphic. Which is where Maybelline’s Master Precise Curvy comes in. It’s a dinky little liner with a felt-pen like tip which makes creating the most graphic of eye looks an absolute breeze!

Maybelline Master Precise Curve Swatch

On days where I want a subtle, clean, line, the side of the Master Precise Curvy provides a sharp line which looks super cute. When I want something that’s a little more ‘out-there’ the flat of the tip provides a thick, far more graphic look, which is perfect if you’re after something a little more ’60s inspired. The felt tip makes application so easy, and the colour applies so cleanly and evenly, you don’t have to go over a line to darken it. Instead, you just get the perfect black line, no matter how thick or thin you want it!

Maybelline Master Precise Curvy is priced at £6.99 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh Rodial Masterclass

Ok, so it’s not exactly news that I spend rather a lot of time at Edinburgh’s Harvey Nichols. It’s a mix of absolutely loving just looking at their stunning displays (honestly, they’re like works of art) as well as treating myself now and again. But something that really sets the store apart is the incredible events which the store puts on. Their makeup masterclasses are case in point, so when I heard that there was a Rodial one on last week, I got over there as quickly as I could!

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Since I was having one of those days where everything felt like it took double the time it should, I missed out on the majority of the presentation. Considering some of Rodial’s best and brightest were giving out tips, it’s fair to say that I was a little disappointed to have missed it, but Harvey Nichols’ being as wonderful as they are, I was treated to my own special masterclass where I got to watch makeup magic happen up close!

Harvey Nichols Rodial Masterclass

The whole idea of the look was a casual, but sculpted effect, and isn’t it just perfection!? The model had had her hair done by in-store experts Electric Hair, and I’m jut in love with the bouncy ponytail!

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To achieve the look, a drop of Stem Cell Super Food Facial Oil was mixed in to Rodial’s Skin Tint (a review is in the offing) to give skin the perfect dewy glow. Then a touch of the airbrush concealer was applied to under eyes and to any redness (review here). Rodial’s iconic Contour Powder was then applied to the hollows of the cheeks, and around the chin and hairline.  A touch of blush was applied, then bronzer dusted over to finish the look. Somewhere in the middle of all of this, Rodin’s Banana Powder was used to set the under eye area and to brighten.

Rodial Harvey Nichols Masterclass

I think my next purchase from Rodial has got to be their eye pencils. Super pigmented, creamy enough to blend they then set into pretty much tattoo level staying power. Even though I didn’t pick up anything on the night, I’m still dreaming about both the oil and the eyeliners, so I’m sure it won’t be long until I’m back in!

Thank you so much to Harvey Nichols and Rodial for having me!

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If you know me, you know that Sunday evenings are face-mask night. It’s been something I’ve done since I was at school, and I look at it as a way to really relax prepare for the week ahead. After hitting the gym, I come home, run myself a bath, grab a book and slap on a clay mask. Then, once that’s hardened, I slough it off and then pop on a sheet mask. I’ve been given a sneak peek at Su-Man’s brand new Facial Glow Rejuvenating Face Masks, and I have to say, it’s a good one!

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Su-Man are releasing the masks exclusively at Selfridges on July 1st, and if you’re something of a sheet mask fiend, you have to order yourself a box of these! Like all sheet masks I’ve tried, Su-Man’s offering comes packaged in individual packets which you just tear open when you’re in the mood for a little pampering. The mask itself is inside, soaked in a generous 30ml of serum. Unlike most sheet masks I’ve tried, Su-Man’s is a bit of a monster – it’s made up of three layers (one gel layer in between two mesh), but you just use the gel layer on your face; it’s super lightweight, and it adheres better than others I’ve tried. It’s also quite large, meaning that it really will cover every inch of your face, and I think even the chaps can use this one! I tend to keep my sheet masks in the fridge, so it’s wonderfully cooling on the skin, and my face just drinks the formula up! Even the morning after the mask, my skin feels so moisturised, soft and smooth!

Su-Man’s Facial Glow Rejuvenating Face Masks will be available exclusively from Selfridges from July 11th.

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