Its time to stock up!!!
As previously mentioned I am in sweet love with Shu Uemura’s lashes -the ferrari of falsies!!
So I am prepared for an over draft max-out as there is 50% off the Shu Uemura premium limited edition Lashes in Nature collection - this is a gorgeous collection of dazzleing totally oringinal false lashes. My favourites are Snow twist ( the only thing in relation to snow I am not totally sick of!) and gold glam leaf!
You can get this huge saving for1 week only at their Neal St Boutique in London. Limited quantities available and you will have to fight me for them! Happy shopping
Today I had a fabulous day at the IMATS show with the lovely girls from Face On
It was my first visit to the show. It was great to see some familiar faces, finally put faces to talented artists and check out all of the products.
I must be honest I thought it was going to be larger and like many trade shows it was over crowded making it a challenge to find the products that you are after (lets not even go there on the toilet queue!) But the creativity was flowing and it was a inspiring day out.
If you are going tomorrow I’d highly recommend bringing proof of trade and heading to the Illamasqua stand to find out how to get a trade discount of up to 40%!!!!
Also with proofs you can sign up to the Dermologica artist’s insider scheme for discounts and free products/sample and news. Stupidly I only brought myself and missed out on signing up but will be joining online.
Dinair airbrush kit- I know several people who
have shipped this super light weight airbrush and compressor set over from the states and incurred huge costs but now Guru are selling the airbrush set for a staggering price of £250 and only £200 at the show!! I think this is a great little airbrush, it’s not super powerful but is this a drawback for cosmetic use? My foundations kit actually weighs more than this whole set up! It comes with every thing a beginner would need, air brush, compressor, 8 colours, air brush moisturiser, airbrush cleaner, stencils and instructional DVD. You can even buy a battery pack and easily take this little baby on location!
The art of make up- The London academy of freelance make up was there demonstrating and selling their amazing book “The art of make up”. This is a beautiful book which I think is a great inspiration photographically as well as with in make up.
Tip- they are selling Alex Box and Rankin’s AMAZING book there but you can get it at almost half of the price at Amazon!!
Oh wow lets not forget the student competition. The theme was Alice in Wonderland. Beautiful entries! I am inspired to go and create something totally CRAZY now!
I will update this post with some shots soon!
I I was lucky enough to receive some products from Organic beauty company amaZene this week.
Price wise I was very impressed, all of these products are well under(!) the £20 price tag and I thought this was real value for a potent organic ingredients I am very happy at the value! And to top it off my readers get a 15% discount on all products when purchased at http://www.amaZene.comIf they register and put code LB15DISC in the company name!!!!!!
In urban environments saturated in unavoidable chemicals clever beauty lovers are ditching the toxic cosmetics and seeking the power of nature; pure, paraben and sulphate free products-
Taken from www.amaZene.com-
On average, we subject our skin to around 200 chemicals as part of our daily cleansing routines. Many of these products contain harsh, synthetic content such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate (a very common foaming agent used in products such as liquid soaps and shower gels) and parabens (Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, etc), which are used to preserve the products.
The majority of the active ingredients in Amazene products are organic and sourced directly from the fertile Amazon rainforest; I was excited to see what benefits this would bring to the products!
Murumuru is an amazing tongue twister but what is it and what does it do?
Well, I found out that Murumuru is a native Amazonian tree, its extracts are rich in oleic acid which helps to hydrate the skin.
The texture is very light weight and quickly absorbed.
When I first smelt the body lotion I was a bit overwhelmed which was a turn off but my husband smelt it on me and said “you smell gorgeous, what perfume are you wearing?”. Its grown on me and smells very nice on the skin. You can really smell the sweet mango, I found it a very energising scent.
The scent in the scrub is probably the mildest, then the butter and I found the lotion strongest.
These products are very natural and high quality and contain organic ingredients but are not fully organic as very few beauty products can be. I have looked through the ingredients and am happy that I did not notice any potential nasties which often hide in natural beauty products such as mineral oil, DEA (ammonia compounds) although they do contain synthetic colours
I am still unsure what the granules in this scrub are made from, they are a nice size for a stimulating body exfoliation.
I love the small readable ingredients list of all of these natural products, its so refreshing compared to some beauty products that read like rocket fuel of some kind!
Coconut/Palm, Mango seed butter, Glycerine (coconut), Murumuru, Açai etc
The texture of this rich body butter is luscious. Where as some body butters can really sit unabsorbed on the top of skin this felt rich and luxurious but sunk in quickly with no residue.
Price wise I was very impressed, all of these products are under the £20 price tag and for potent organic ingredients I am very happy at the value! And to top it off my readers get a 15% discount on all products when purchased at www.amaZene.com. If they register and put code LB15DISC in the company name!!!!!!
If you are lucky enough to have any pennies left after christmas there are some unbeleivable bargains to be had!! A great time for make up artists and beauty addicts to replenish their make up bags!
I have found the best for you! I would advise buying online- sales are crazy and you never know what they will have left in the stores.
House of Fraser is selling loads of luxury skin care and make up at discounted prices!!
Please note – House of Fraser has lots(!!!!!!) of amazing discounts on make up brand Prescriptives so stock up now but dont get to attached to the colours as we will be saying good bye to the brand after January as Prescriptives has become a victim of the recession Bye bye
Yves Saint Laurent- Eyes the bow collection 4 Colour Eyeshadow £12.00 off now £22.00
Givenchy Prisme Again in Blush Was £24.50 now £18.27 other colours available
Givenchy Poudre du Soir caressing loose powder now £27.75! (gorgeous, sparkly and silky extravagance)
Yves Saint Laurent Complexion Trésor d`Afrique Collector Sun Powder was £44.00 now £29.34
CULT PRODUCT!- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skincare Set was £28.00 now £18.76
Good old Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, the multi purpose skin care wonder that every girl in the world must know of/used/heard about by now! So what do you use it for? A skin treatment, especially good at this dry time of year– not to be mistaken for your daily moisturiser the cream can be used as a booster when you’re skin is feeling dry, lack lustre etc. I wouldn’t recommend over use. Use as a treatment at home- a full face of the cream leaves you looking and feeling greasy.
Lip balm – Although the set comes with a lip balm you can use the original cream, a tiny blob of this cream will transform dry lips. great to mix up with your lipstick to make lipstains as well.
Dry area cream- Works like magic on Elbows, Knees, heels any dry patches.
Nail and cuticle cream.
After sun (this is an amazing multi product for travel) Brow tidy. Brow and cheek highlighter adds a dewy natural glow.
the list goes on!
OVER £100 OFF! Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Indulgence WAS £360.00 nOW £252.00
Reduced Limited edition beauty buys from Yves Saint Laurent Glamour duo lip palette WAS £39.00 NOW £26.01
Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Set was £146.81 now £102.76
Dior Christmas Lip Palette Gift Set Gorgeous limited edition set now £21.33
No7 Ultimate Collection lots of colours to play with half price now £30.00
17 Vanity Case £18.00 off!!!!! Now £12.00
Mark Hill Smooth & Shine Wide Ceramic Styler £48.94 off!!!!Haff priced now £48.93
LA PRAIRIE CELLULAR INTERVENTION CREAM 30ML WEB EXCLUSIVE DEAL £20 off this lux skin care now £50.00
MAKE UP ARTISTS!!!! Bag these amazing, award winning make up brushes from Sonia Kashuk at cheap, cheap prices!!!
Retractable Kabuki Brush Sonia Kashuk was £23.49 Now £9.79
Large Eye Shadow Brush Sonia Kashuk was £17.62 Now £4.89
Angled Eye Shadow Brush Sonia Kashuk was£14.69 Now £4.89
Synthetic Flat Top Brush Sonia Kashuk was£18.60 now £4.89
15 Minutes of Fame Mini Lip Gloss Kit- Berries LIPSTICK QUEEN was£21.53 now £10.77
Photography Titus Powell, Nails by Sunshine 07951680947, Model Jeizmie Morriss, Make up me
2010 Is going to be the year of the decorated (somewhat bionic) nail. The most exciting thing in beauty now is right on the tip of your finger!
Nails make the most amazing accesory and right now outrageous nail art like the hottest styles from nail crazy Japan are hitting the world.
Create your own nail art on any budget with gorgeous colours from Japanese inspired London based brand Eyeko.
“ Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP and Camphor FREE! No Colour fade thanks to UV absorbers and an amazing glossy, chip resistant finish which strengthens nails too! “
Beyond doubt the cutest packaging on the market and only £3 each! Great colours and well priced for creative shoots for make up artists !!! I love the pastel colours-Nude, Violet and Vintage!
Also if you use my special code E7493 you will also get a free gift when you shop online at www.eyeko.com !!!!!!
Brands like Minx and Kawai nails are making nails exciting and very easy to do!
I am in love with Kawaii Nails gorgeous pre made bejewelled nails. Simply press these babies on for an instant make over that will get noticed! I want them in every single style!
Celebrity divas from Beyonce and Solange Knowles to Gaga, Rhianna and Blake Lively are sporting the “Grillz for your finger nails” Minx Nails, a foil like product which comes in gorgeous patterns and metalic shines. It is an innovative professional product and must be applied by a trained technician and can last for 2 weeks.
And last but not least, my hands down favourite glittery nail polish is Deborah Lippmans “Happy Birthday” nail polish. More seasonal sparkle than christmas!!
|Grab them whilst you can-
This month’s edition of Glamour magazine is only £2 and comes with a free Nails Inc varnish worth £10.50. Nails Inc varnishes are lovely, I have several and am already a big fan of one of the free shades – St James which is a bright timeless red)
All of the free colours are really wearable and a great buy for make up artists. The other colours are
|Shoreditch (shocking pink) Elizabeth Street (pale pink)and lastly Victoria (which is a very festive maroon)For only £2 each I am going to grab all 4|
Get an online discount now untill 01/12/09 from Beverly Knights fab new make up line