Wednesday, 30 September 2015

How to get beautiful brows without going to a salon

The Hype
Brows are key to shaping your face and framing your eyes. Without them you would look pretty odd but it can take a bit of work to get the look you desire. Kiss Beautiful Brow Kit is a all in one solution that gives you all the tools you need to shape and create the brows you dream of.

The Lowdown
I do take care of my eyebrows but I can get lazy and slack a little on the old plucking sometimes. I love the idea of perfectly shaped brows and have bought many eyebrow pencils but I never really seem to keep it up as I don't think  it really makes much of a difference. The kit has pretty much everything you'll need to make your eyebrows look fabulous including two brushes, a comb, a razor to get rid of unwanted hairs, a light brown and dark brown shade, wax to tame your brows and a highlighter. It also has four handy stencils for different looks including natural, delicate, dramatic and sexy. The one unusual thing about the palette is that there is no mirror, so if you happened to get stuck without one you couldn't do much with the kit unfortunately.

I'm always a bit worried about changing the shape of my eyebrows in case I make them too thin. I chose the delicate shape as it was the closest to my eyebrow shape currently and I didn't want to go too radical in case I hated it. The shapes are fairly easy to use, simply place it on your general eyebrow shape and then shade in the brows including where there's no hair. the one difficult thing I found with the shapes is that whilst you're creating a new shape you can't get underneath to reach the hair you need to remove without taking off the stencil.There is a razor included but I wasn't particularly impressed, it didn't remove much hair and even cut my brow! The brushes are okay and are perfectly good to fill in the brows. I used the lighter brown shade and found it was a pretty good match for my hair and I didn't need to use anything else. Once I had finished shaping I used the wax to keep it in place. You can also use the highlighter which is very pigmented to highlight the eye area but I chose not to on this occasion.

I rarely do anything with my eyebrows so I was surprised by how well the new shape and definition really framed my eyes. It's a great look and it's fantastic that the kit has everything you'll need to recreate it. I give it 4/5 as it does lack a mirror.

What do you think? Does the new shape look good or it is too dark? Let me hear your views!

Get yours for £8.99 at Asda


  • Has almost everything you could need to create perfect brows
  • Buildable colour
  • Creates fantastic shaped eyebrows that really frame your eyes
  • Shades are a fairly good match for lighter skinned people


  • Doesn't have a mirror
  • If you have darker skin you may find the eyebrow shades too light
  • The razor is a bit harsh and didn't really work very well in eliminating unwanted hairs.
  • Bit tricky to get rid of unwanted hair whilst you're using the stencil

Monday, 28 September 2015

Tried and Tested: Sequaderma Anti Ageing and Thinning Skin Cream

The Hype
Sequaderma has a unique range of active dermatology products designed to restore skin health and comfort. The products are designed using patented nano technology that allow the key ingredients to pass directly into the skin. They're free from artificial colouring, fragrance, propyl and butyl parabens and are designed to address a number of different issues including treatment for rosacea, atopic and hand eczema, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, acne and ageing and thinning skin.

The Lowdown
For the purpose of this review I am trialling Sequaderma Ageing and Thinning Skin cream. It's designed to target 15 signs of ageing including:

  • Reducing the volume and appearance of wrinkles. 
  • Improving skin tone  
  • Smoothing skin
  • Making skin firmer
  • Improving elasticity
  • Improving texture
  • Restoring hydration
  • Reducing skin sagging and sun damage 

Over 86% of those who tested the product found it was one of the best anti-ageing products they have ever used with 100% of users experiencing a reduction in the size of their wrinkles, and 80% looking between 5 to 15 years younger.

With such amazing test reviews (although these are a small minority) I was interested to know if this was a anti-ageing cream that actually had some effect. Whilst I can't say I have a really old face I do have a few signs of ageing I am keen to get rid of. The fine lines in my forehead do appear quite deep and nothing seems to get rid of them, in addition I have crease on the t-zone and fine lines around my eyes. Whilst I don't expect miracles I would hope the cream to have some effect. The cream has quite a unusual smell, almost like a mixture of dark chocolates and rose. To use I simply rubbed into my skin and it was absorbed in less than a minute. It did give a slightly sticky feel to my skin after application so would be better to use mainly at night. The next morning I didn't really notice much of a difference but it probably does need time to have a effect. I obviously don't expect the signs of ageing to disappear overnight and the back of the product states that people get results within 8 weeks. I will test the product over that time and post the results at the end.

Whilst I can't yet comment on how effective the cream is it's great that the range offer creams that target different issues specifically. I give it 3/5

You can get these products from Lloyds Pharmacies. The Anti Ageing and thinning skin cream is £22.99 here.

  • Four products designed specifically to target different issues
  • Uses nanotechnology to help the products work more effectively
  • The Ageing and Thinning skin cream is designed to target 15 signs of ageing
  • The anti ageing cream absorbs very quickly

  • Slightly sticky feel after applying


Friday, 25 September 2015

Stila One Step Corrector Review

The Hype
Are you tired of having to use a combination of products to hide your skin's imperfections? Whether you need to conceal redness, revive tired skin or illuminate sunspots Stila One Step Corrector is your goto product.

The corrector is a innovative triple-swirled helix serum that instantly colour corrects and hides blemishes. Enhanced with Stila's Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex the serum also works in reducing the signs of aging, by lessening the intensity of fine lines and wrinkles. It has a weightless, creamy formula that blends seamlessly into skin and doesn't sink or sit on top of your blemishes.

The Lowdown
I first saw this serum in the airplane sales brochure and thought it looked really interesting. I've tried quite a few primers and whilst a lot provide a silky base for foundation they don't do a lot. Whether your skin is very red, sunken or dull, or even a combination of all three, it can be really frustrating having to buy several different products to treat different issues. Stila one Step Corrector eliminates the need for that and that's fantastic. The more money you can save for future beauty treats is always a good thing.

The serum has a really interesting design with green, white and pink swirls that sit perfectly on top of each other. My skin is quite clear although I do have redness and dark spots under my eyes. I also have a pesky oily t-zone area that I'm keen on eliminating. When I applied the serum to my hand it appears in three colours and once they're mixed together the serum is very green. The product glides on really easily and absorbs into the skin with no problem. I can't say I noticed much difference in the appearance of my blemishes or fine lines after I applied the product but I assumed it would have more of a effect once I had applied my foundation. The serum gave a really firm base for my foundation and it went on with ease.

With my makeup finished I feel the effects of Stila One Step Corrector are subtle but they are visible. Whilst the before and after photos are not massively different, I did feel the fine lines under my eyes were hidden slightly and my t-zone did not feel or look as oily as it normally did (not very visible in the photos). Overall a lovely product to give your makeup a helping hand and make your finished look more polished.

I give it 3/5

Get it for £24 at Boots 


  • Multitasking products helps to reduce imperfection, ageing and brighten your skin tone
  • Saves you money as you don't need to buy several products to treat different problems 
  • Helps to reduce oily areas
  • Subtle effect in reducing blemishes


  • Some may find it a little bit expensive 
  • You can't use this on its own you will still need to use a foundation/concealer as it simply helps you hide the problem, it doesn't actually conceal it. 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The best wedding dresses for your wedding

So your boyfriend has just proposed to you and you're now engaged, how exciting! Once you've become engaged the exciting part of organising your wedding becomes the most significant part of your life. However long you wish to leave it before you set your big day there are several important things to remember, the venue, the catering and most essentially what you and your family will be wearing. Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, perhaps equal alongside the birth of your children. So you want it to be very special and the dress code to look amazing. So where do you start? Here are a few tips to get you going,

Rosa Novias is a website that supplies all you'll ever need for your big day. The amazing array of beautiful wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, accessories and dresses for special occasions will leave you wanting to buy them all.

As the star of your wedding day all eyes will be on you and you'll want your wedding dress to make you look amazing. Whether you are petite, tall, voluptuous or a pear shape you'll want a dress that suits your body shape. There are a huge range of dress designs to choose from including A-Line, Mermaid, Empire, Floor Length, Strapless, ball gown, sleeveless and knee length. Whether you prefer your dress simple, with a full skirt or adorned with diamantes is completely to your taste but it's good to look around. My personal favourites are the A Line lace floor length chiffon wedding dress which is adorned with a beautiful floral lace neck design and diamante centre. The elegant chiffon A-line sweep dress with long train is simply beautiful and its sweetheart beading is the real centrepiece of the dress. Find these dresses and lots more here 

As well as your wedding dress you'll want your mum to look as good as you on your big day. After all its her big day too, seeing her little girl get married. Rosa Novias has many graceful mother of the bride dresses which are perfect for such a elegant occasion. Like the wedding dresses there are many styles to choose from including floor length, dresses with a train, A-line, mermaid and lots more. The elegant side split long black dress is stylish with a slight sexy element whilst the cream floor length dress adds real glamour to the event. Find these dresses and more in the Mother of the bride category.

Whatever dress you need Rose Novias has it covered with lots of style and glamour to make your day look beautiful.

Monday, 21 September 2015

The best beauty boxes: Cohorted September Box Review

If you love beauty boxes you'll love Cohorted. Cohorted is a little bit pricer then the normal beauty boxes such as Birchbox but it's definitely worth it as you get a box of mostly full sized premium brands.

Here's my review of September's (now sold out :() box.

To find out how to get your hands on one head over to Cohorted now

Friday, 18 September 2015

Boss launch the Boss Woman Runway in time for London Fashion Week

The Hype 
In time for Fashion Week Boss have launched a fantastic collection of three perfumes Boss Woman Runway. Inspired by Boss Womenswear Artistic Director Jason Wu's debut collection, the fragrances are a real modern collectors item featuring three statements looks, a fashion sketch, a day dress, tuxedo and evening gown.

Boss Jour Pour Femme is a lighthearted scent with a feminine bouquet of vibrant citrus and white flowers. It is perfect for celebrating the brightness of a sunny September morning.

Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme is a bold and charismatic perfume that is tailored perfectly to the depiction of Jason Wu's take on the smoking jacket.

Boss Nuit Pour Femme is a real alluring fragrance with sparkling top notes that are fused with tender violet and jasmine striking a unique contrast between the seductive and the sophisticated.

The Lowdown
I was delighted to be sent these perfumes to test. As a lover of perfumes (I have around 40) I was keen to add these unique products to my collection. The designs are fabulous and really make the products stand out.

Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme is a strong seductive perfume that I think stands out due its fruity floral combination scent.

Boss Nuit Pour Femme is a lighter scent which is surprising for a perfume that appears to be designed for the evening. The notes are very delicate and the floral base is key in this fragrance. Whilst it is a gentler scent compared to the other fragrances in the range it is a lovely perfume that will be great for casual dinners out.

Boss Jour Pour Femme is the most floral scent out of the range. It is quite delicate but the essence of white flowers is quite striking whilst the citrus is not so easy to detect.

Out of the three my favourite would be Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme as it has a striking combination between a floral and fruity scent which I love. Whilst Boss Jour Pour Femme is not quite what I normally go for it is a pleasant fragrance if you want to try something new. I think Boss Nuit Pour Femme is lovely and whilst it's nothing like I'd expected it is a really nice surprise.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline Video Review | Get Volumised lashes

With only a few months since their last launch L'Oreal have revamped their Volume Million Lashes and added a new sequel to the range - L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline. The brush has been redesigned and now has a significant arch to add extra volume.

So does it provide the volume it claims to add? Watch my video to find out!


Monday, 14 September 2015

Simple Wedding Style Updos

Are you going to a wedding soon and need a quick, simple but elegant hairstyle to complete your outfit? Follow my simple five minute tutorial and you'll have a chic updo in no time at all.


Friday, 11 September 2015

Get gel like nails with L'Oreal Infallible Nail 2 Step Nail Polish

The Hype
Do you yearn for salon nails without the cost? L'Oreal Paris Infallible Nail 2 step nail polish is designed to take the  cost out of having gorgeous nails. The new range includes seven shades from baby pink to grey that have been inspired by salon gel manicures.

Infallible Nails is the first nail polish designed to last 12 days with a high shine gel manicure finish. Formulated with a combination of film forming polymer, gellifying agents and crystal copolymer the nails are designed to be durable with brilliant shine.

The Lowdown
For the purpose of the review I am testing Fuschia For Life which is a gorgeous dark pink shade. Whilst many girls go to the salon on a regular basis I prefer to save my money and do a lot of DIY nails which you probably see reflected in my nail tutorials. I love trying the latest new beauty innovations however and if this could give me salon like nails I will be very impressed. I am a bit sceptical about L'Oreal's claim that the product will last 12 days as nail varnish chips so easily but it will be great if it lasts the test of time.

The nail varnish is designed to be applied in two steps, the first is the base colour and the second the glossy top coat. Both products are joint like a dual mascara so they don't take up much room.

Even after just one coat I noticed how thick the colour was and you could probably get away with one coat, which is great for saving time. The colour is rich and really glossy even without the gel topcoat. The colour was more red then pink but it's very nice and goes great with red lipstick. Once I'd applied the top coat I loved how glossy my nails were, and they really do replicate the look of gel nails. I haven't yet tested the shelf life of the nail polish but I've read that it lasts a very long time so I will keep you updated.

A great nail polish with amazing shine and gel like finish. A salon treat without the price tag!

I give it 5/5

Get it for £7.99 at Superdrug 


  • Seven fabulous new shades
  • Neatly packaged on top of each other so saves space in your beauty closet!
  • Designed to last 12 days without chipping
  • Leaves nails with a high shine that replicates gel nails
  • Saves money on salon treatments


  • Nothing that I can see 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Silver Tree Jewellery celebrate their unique partnership with Thomas Sabo

Buying presents for that special lady in your life can sometimes be a frustrating process. Not one person is the same and whether it is for a birthday, anniversary or even a leaving gift you want that present to be a special one. So how do you decide what is the right gift for that lucky lady? Despite their protests at the top of any girls wish list is a sparkly item. Jewellery is a winner whatever you buy and is certain to put a smile on one lucky girl's face.

Silver Tree Jewellery are a designer jewellers that started its journey in Lancaster 25 years ago. They offer a personal service both instore and online and pride themselves on supplying only the best and latest designer branded items. Brands include Michael Kors, Hot Diamonds, Emporio Armani, DKNY and Vivienne Westwood amongst others including a official partnership with Thomas Sabo.

As part of this partnership, Silver Tree have launched their new Thomas Sabo collection. Thomas Sabo is a fresh jewellery brand that aims to bring subtle glamour to accessorize your look without breaking the bank. The range includes collections such as Karma Beads, Charm Club, and Love Bridge. Whether you want a 18 charm for your best friends bracelet or a rose gold silver and pink ring the range of items is varied and desirable. Each item comes beautifully packaged in Thomas Sabo branded boxes and you can have your item gift wrapped for free with a personal message.

Silvertree Jewellery is a fantastic brand offering an amazing range of items at prices to suit all budgets. It is clear they focus on the personal touch and I love how gorgeous the new Thomas Sabo range is.

In celebration of promoting this unique partnership Silvertree Jewellery is happy to let Glitz and Glamour Makeup share this exclusive discount code with you. To get 20% off items in your basket simply enter BLG_T6D4P7A4XFMX at the checkout. Please note the code will not work on Thomas Sabo, Swarovski or Olivia Burton products.

Take advantage of your discount code at Silver Tree Jewellery 

Monday, 7 September 2015

Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray Review

The Hype
Are you tired of limp, lifeless hair? Nanogen aim to turn lifeless hair on its head with their new launch Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray. With key ingredients such as sea salt, the spray is designed to give naturally thick fullness, instant oomph and lift to your hair. Your hair will also be enriched with Niacinamide and Pro Vitamin B5 which will nourish your scalp, Keratin to repair damage and caffeine to help strengthen your hair. The product uses heat activated polymers that work to ensure your roots, and every strand of hair are lifted.

The Lowdown
I love a good volume increasing product, especially if it really works. I had a bit of a problem getting the product out initially as the spray top didn't seem to work, but I applied the product by applying it directly through the roots and lengths of my hair. The spray is quite thin and didn't seem heavy on my hair when I applied it. It has a lovely fresh smell and left my hair feeling really soft. I did feel however that the next day my hair felt a bit more tangly then it normally does when using other products. I can't say there was a massive difference in the volume of my hair before and after the product but it still had a sleek finish.

A okay spray with a lovely smell that is good for keeping your hair in a good condition.

I give it 3/5


  • Smells great
  • Left my hair feeling soft


  • Left the ends of my hair feeling a little tangled
  • I didn't notice much of a volumising effect

Friday, 4 September 2015

Love My Skin Anti Ageing Compact Review

The signs of ageing on your skin can make you feel sad and yearning for your youth. Whilst there are many creams and lotions on the market, very few actually have a effect despite their claims. When I was given the opportunity to try Love My Skin Anti Ageing Compact I was interested to see if the product which uses 32 LED lights would work. 

Love My Skin have produced two products, a Compact, for your forehead, cheeks and neck and a Pen which is suitable for harder to reach areas such as your eyes, nose and mouth. For the review I am testing the Compact which I will use to try and improve the pesky fine lines on my forehead. 

So how does it work? Watch on to find out!

Get it for £99.99 at Boots

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Get whiter teeth in 14 days with Doll White tooth whitening strips

So after 14 days I have come to the end of the Doll White teeth whitening test. When I embarked on the review (see the previous review here) I mentioned how I had tried several tooth whitening toothpastes in the past that have had very little effect. From the first strip I was impressed with Doll White and how well it performed and it lived up to its expectation.

After the full course of strips I would say that my teeth were probably one shade whiter than they were before and a lot brighter. The only downside of the strips is the fact that they don't feature the ingredients on the packaging or on the website. Whilst the product doesn't contain peroxide, it does make you think what do they use to make your teeth whiter.

Overall I have to say this is a review that really did impress me. My teeth were left whiter and weren't left feeling sensitive either.

I give it 4/5

Get yours here for £19.99
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