Eco Tools Bamboo Buffing Brush

EcoTools Brush

Since discovering this brush I have realised how having the right tools can improve whatever make-up you might choose/can afford. Previously when using foundation I would find that my previous brushes would not give all over coverage, absorbed some of the product and my make-up just didn’t seem to last as long as I would hope.

However, things have completely changed since I bought the EcoTools Bamboo Buffing Brush (£9.99 at Boots).

The brush is super soft and has lost of bristles, unlike some other buffing brushes I have used. I tend to pump foundation on to the back of my hand and then transfer to my face wish the brush.

This gives a great, almost airbrushed look and my foundation is lasting much longer! I have a few other brushes from the EcoTools Bamboo range and I am really impressed with them all.

London Fashion Week Outfit

London Break

Hello! I hope you’re all well and loving London Fashion Week, those of you attending! It’s such a great atmosphere and I am totally in love with some of the outfits I have seen on the catwalk and in the courtyard!

Today we spent most of the morning wondering around Hyde Park and then headed in to Covent Garden for afternoon tea, which I will feature on the blog next week. It was really nice, especially as the sun was shining!

London Fashion Week Outfit

I bought this dress from ASOS last week and I love it! It’s really on trend with the monochrome colour scheme and fits perfectly too. I snapped the jacket up on a last minute shopping trip for LFW outfits. It was just £35 so I took it straight to the checkout, only for it to ring up at £25! Even better.

These boots ended up cutting and hurting my feet so I had to buy some new pumps from Topshop half way through the day, I know – any excuse, but they looked cute for the first few hours!

Jacket – Peacocks; Dress – ASOS; Boots – Primark; Bag – See By Chloe

London Fashion Week 2013

Mary Katranzou LFW

Last night I attended the Mary Katranzou show, organised by Vodafone. It was hosted by the stunning Angela Scanlon and Zoe Hardman (Take Me Out – The Gossip host) who both looked fabulous in pieces from the collection.

To be honest, except from the Topshop collection, I had not heard Mary’s name before. But from a little research it would seem she has become a major hit in a short space of time – and from the collection debuted last night I can see why.

Not only does she seamlessly blend digital prints in to fashionably gorgeous items of clothing, but she takes something like a pencil, garden or typewriter and the results are incredible. I can’t believe that a pencil could look so great on a top, but it really works!

The collection is bright and colourful, with dresses full of “swoosh” and trouser suits full of power but with their feminine detail intact. Their is great structure in some of the dresses and other feature embellishment that can do no more than leave you in awe of the skill and hard work involved!

Revlon Nearly Naked

Revlon Nearly Naked

Straight from the Lisa Perry show at New York Fashion week is the Revlon Nearly Naked and Colourburst range.

Revlon’s Gucci Westman captured designer Lisa Perry’s vision of a modern girl’s take on the popular mod look of the 60’s, to complement the bright and vibrant designs of the designer’s Fall 2013 collection.

I really love the Nearly Naked pressed powder, £7.99, shown below in Medium. It gives good coverage, gets rid of any shine and doesn’t leave the skin looking or feeling chalky. The compact comes with a sponge applicator, which I use for on the go top-ups, however I apply this with a larger face brush.

What I love from the Colourburst range is these two lip butters, in Sugar Frosting and Cupcake – £7.99 each. I must admit that Cupcake is my favourite, a glossy and subtle pink colour that is very long lasting. Sugar Frosting is more of a glitter/shimmer than exact colour, but looks cute layered upon a pink shade of lipstick.

Have you tried any of the products from these ranges?

Essex Bloggers Goody Bag

Essex Bloggers Event

This Saturday I organised an event for the bloggers of Essex. I have always taken a look at the other events organised for bloggers across the country and they looked like so much fun. There doesn’t seem to be too much happening for bloggers within the county so I decided that this would be a great way for us to meet up, get to know each other and have a nice afternoon.

We met at 2pm in Missoula, Chelmsford. There were 9 of us in total and we spent the afternoon sipping cocktails, wine and orange juice (for the drivers amongst us!). The food was wonderful and everybody had a great time.

I am really pleased that everybody enjoyed themselves so much and especially proud to have received so many thank you’s and well dones! I love organising, something I seem to have inherited from my Mum, so I was in my element arranging it all!

A great big thank you to all of the brands that got involved to help me put together a goody bag especially for all of the #EssexBloggers! These were really well received and the products are all wonderful.

Essex Bloggers Goody Bag

We’re hoping to get together again in the Summer and I look forward to it!

Sadly we didnt get too many pictures of the event, as it was difficult for many to get a word in edge ways there wasn’t much of a chance to start brandishing a camera around!