Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Here’s a selection of images from my *WINNING* entry into the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin competition to celebrate the release of the Magic Foundation. This is my ‘Magic Skin’ story, full of flawless, beautiful women, inspirational quotes and delectable Charlotte Tilbury products!
P.S. I’ve tried the foundation and I’m fairly sure that it really is magic!






VVB X Nails Inc

I just got my hands on one of the most coveted beauty releases of the year, VVB X Nails Inc. Being a huge fan of Victoria Beckham as both a role model and designer, I was excited at the prospect of owning something she created.

VVB X Nails Inc nail polish in Bamboo White
VVB X Nails Inc nail polish in Bamboo White

Victoria’s first nail polish collection has taken inspiration from Japan and has been created to go alongside her Victoria, Victoria Beckham SS15 collection. Shown above is Bamboo White, a classic nude pink but also in the collection is Juno Red, a stunning bright orange colour.

VVB X Nails Inc Packaging
VVB X Nails Inc Packaging

The packaging is very simple and elegant with a new bottle design with the nail colour exposed at the side with a matte black front and back and cap.

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The formula is a dream to apply and no chips as of yet after teaming it with my Ciaté Speed Coat Pro.
If you want to indulge yourself with a nail polish then this is the way to go at £25 a bottle or £45 for both colours. I most certainly think it’s worth the money.

Bamboo White (£25, Selfridges)
Bamboo White and Juno Red (£45, Selfridges)

Beauty Gift Guide

With Christmas drawing closer and closer, here are the perfect gifts to absolutely spoil any beauty addict.

Makeup Gifts
Makeup Gifts

Top Left- DIOR- Kingdom of Colours Makeup set-2 (£67.50, Selfridges)
Top Right- CHARLOTTE TILBURY- The Vintage Vamp Look Gift Box (£165.00, Selfridges)
Bottom Left- CHARLOTTE TILBURY- Luxury Lipstick Wardrobe K.I.S.S.I.N.G (£220.00, Charlottetilbury.com)
Bottom Right- TOM FORD- Trousseau Gift Set (£925.00, Selfridges)

Nail Polish Gifts
Nail Polish Gifts

Top Left- YVES SAINT LAURENT- La Laque Nail Varnish Trio (£55.50, Selfridges)
Top Right- NAILS INC- The Alexa Editions Collection (£45.00, Selfridges)
Bottom Left- CIATÉ- Pièce de Résistance (£100.00, Selfridges)
Bottom Right- DIOR- Vernis Nail Polish Set (£49.95, Debenhams)

Skin/Lip Care Gifts
Skin/Lip Care Gifts

Top Left- EOS- Assorted Lip Balms Pack of 3 (£19.50, Selfridges)
Top Right- NUXE- Reve de Miel Must-Have Set (£14.50, Feelunique.com)
Bottom Left- CHARLOTTE TILBURY- Gorgeous Glowing Youth (£85.00, Charlottetilbury.com)
Bottom Right- FOREO- Luna™ for Sensitive/Normal Skin (£145.00, Boots)

Fragrance Gifts
Fragrance Gifts

Top Left- JO MALONE– Pomegranite Noir Cologne (£86.00, Selfridges)
Top Right- PRADA- Candy Florale 50ml gift set (£46.35, Debenhams)
Bottom Left- VICKTOR & ROLF- Bonbon eau de Toilette 50ml gift set (£67.50, Debenhams)
Bottom Right- YVES SAINT LAURENT- Black Opium eau de Parfum 50ml (£61.50, Boots)

 

Autumnal Nails

 

Autumn nail polish picks
Autumn nail polish picks

 
Autumn is in full swing and with that comes beautiful nail polish colours, from nude to red, pink to plum. Here are my picks for the best autumnal nail polishes.

Butter London in Dahling- £12
Butter London in Dahling- £12
Ciaté mini in Dangerous Affair- £9 for regular size
Ciaté mini in Dangerous Affair- £9 for regular size
Nails Inc in Lowndes Square- £11
Nails Inc in Lowndes Square- £11
Nails Inc Gel Effect in Mayfair Lane- £14
Nails Inc Gel Effect in Mayfair Lane- £14
OPI in Miami Beet- £11.95
OPI in Miami Beet- £11.95

The top coat I used to finish each manicure apart from the Nails Inc ‘Lowndes Square’ mani (it was oh so shiny without a topcoat!) was the ‘Let it Shine’ topcoat by Essie  and I also used the Ciaté base coat ‘Underwear’ in every manicure.

YSL Volupté Sheer Candy

YSL Volupté Sheer Candy

It’s fair to say that I’m a bit of an addict when it comes to YSL beauty products (rather an expensive addiction), this means that I’ve tried quite a few of their renowned lipsticks and tints and glosses but the Volupté Sheer Candies take first prize from me as their best one.

From left to right- No.3 Juicy Grapefruit, No.2 Dewy Papaya and No.6 Luscious Cherry
From left to right- No.3 Juicy Grapefruit, No.2 Dewy Papaya and No.6 Luscious Cherry

Everything about these lipsticks is perfect for me, it’s as if YSL sat down and said, let’s create Sophie’s dream lipstick. I’m using the word lipstick loosely as it could easily pass for a lip-gloss or even a tinted lip balm. Because of it’s glossy, balmy quality it creates a sheer wash of colour which is simply breath taking. Having very fair colouring, it’s difficult to find an everyday lipstick which isn’t over the top, and these tick that box. As you can see the packaging is so luxurious, so when I pull one out of my bag, I feel like a true princess.

From left to right- No.3 Juicy Grapefruit, No.2 Dewy Papaya and No.6 Luscious Cherry
From left to right- No.3 Juicy Grapefruit, No.2 Dewy Papaya and No.6 Luscious Cherry

The swatches show that the formula is very smooth and glossy, with a small amount of pigmentation in No.3 and No.2. These 2 colours are quite sheer and very much adjust to the colour of your lips but nevertheless are stunning shades for everyday. However No.6 comes out a lot more pigmented, it is the perfect pink/red hybrid. These lipsticks last a couple of hours before you have to reapply but the mango extract not only nourishes your lips when you do so but the mango essence makes it smell divine! I adore these lipsticks and if you’re looking for a high end everyday lipstick then this is, in my opinion, the only way to go!

YSL Volupté Sheer Candies retail for £25.00 at Selfridges.com