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Judy is this awesome nail blogger I met way back in 2011 at Cosmoprof and when I discovered her site, BeautyJudy.com, I was amazed at her nail application talents. Of course Judy is an awesome beauty blogger in every other aspect but I think girls who can consistently paint their nails this well are deserving of a Noble Prize or something equivalent. Today Judy has been so kind to share with us one of her Christmas nail art tutorials featuring a Santa Suit.

They are so adorable and if you do give it a try please share some the snaps with us via Twitter, Facebook or InstagramContinue Reading

Remember how I went to Cosmoprof North America way back in August last year? Don’t worry if you don’t, I forget things too. In fact, I kind of forgot to finish unpacking my luggage until … oh let’s just say …. Christmas! Despite having already shared my hauls from Milani, CVS, Ulta, MAC Cosmetics, and Sephora Part 1 and Part 2, there are in fact a lot more products I haven’t shown you yet. Yes, yes, I am sick and I have issues. I know.

Today I am going to show you the mega nail polish haul. To be honest, I don’t know what I was thinking collection all this nail polish because even if I painted my nails everyday for the next 100 years, I will never get through it all. On the plus side, they are all just soooooooooo pretty.

Some of the polishes you will have seen before as I pulled those out in the early days, but the majority were buried deep in a bag. Here I go ….

One of the many lacquers I picked up in this haul

Zoya

Zoya create beautiful nail polishes all individually named with female names. I have always wanted to try their polishes but had never seen them in person until I went to Cosmoprof. Continue Reading

The moment finally came just a few short hours ago, Cosmoprof North America opened their doors for 2011. It was a moment I had been dreaming about for months. I had no idea what to expect, except for chaos. My expectations were met with thousands of people filing into the conference halls at Mandalay Bay Convention Centre. It was the busiest trade fair I had ever seen.

My goal for Cosmoprof was to find some unique products, learn about what is coming up for 2011 and increase my knowledge of the beauty industry. Another important goal for me during Cosmoprof was to hear (and if possible, meet) my idols in the online beauty world, Christine from Temptalia, Annie from Bellasugar and Rachel from Daily Makeover. Day 1 may have been exhausting, but I think I accomplished all of those straight off the bat. Nice!

Products

There are a huge range of products on show at Cosmoprof. There is everything from hair products, nails, salon equipment and more. Here are a few of the things I found interesting on my first day.

Twistmaster

Hair twirling your thing? Well, the Twistmaster makes it automated. The device comes with two separate prongs that allow you to create a unique ‘twisted’ hairstyle. First, there is a hook shaped attachment that when looped through hair, twists the hair to be pinned back for a funky look. Alternatively there is the separated tongs which can curly your hair into a neat little roll read for pinning.

My initial thoughts are that this item is very niche for the uncreative folk. If you are really good at coming up with crazy hair ideas than this could be an item that would speed up the process. I guess we will have to wait and see if this one takes off.

Details: US $69.99 from Stylemaster

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For some people, mother’s day is seen as a huge milestone and another chance to celebrate having their mom around. I personally know many people who have lost their mother at a young age, or came close to it, and they are the ones who truly see some value in Mother’s Day. For those people, picking up a box of chocolates is not an option. They want to do something else, something more personal. For those people, I have an idea for you.

Back when I was younger my mother always made sure there was more than one birthday gift. It would either be a bunch of smaller things or a couple of items I really wanted ….. but either way, there was more than one. If you like receiving gifts, like I do, than this is the most exciting thing in the world. My mother would always wrap things individually which was fun for me, but as I get older I tend to like the ‘goody bag’ approach. Opening one item, be it a box or bag, and finding lots of fun things sends me over the moon. Continue Reading

I realise it is the 2nd of February and it has taken me about a month to get this piece together, but as you will see ….. it is massive. To start, Pantone is a company best described as the head authority of colour. If you want to know what a colour is called, or create a colour, or match a colour, you go to Pantone. They are the final word in colour. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty September 2017 beauty products

Wow, guys. This month is absolute madness in the beauty launch calendar. The best new beauty September launches have come in strong from the likes of Fenty Beauty, Too Faced, St Tropez, Nip + Fab, Katy Perry and more.

Discover the best of the best new beauty products with my Best New Beauty September round-up. Continue Reading

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