31 October 2014

GOSH Stardust Nail Lacquers | Review & Swatches

GOSH Stardust Nail Lacquers Review & Swatches - Aspiring Londoner

I’ve been on a GOSH Cosmetics high recently.  They seem to be right on point with their new launches and the newest product to impress me is their nail lacquers.    
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29 October 2014

Sleek MakeUp Bare Skin Foundation Review & Swatch

Sleek MakeUp Bare Skin Foundation Review & Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

I’m a bit of a foundation snob.  I have never really bought foundation from drugstore/highstreet before (except the L’Oreal TrueMatch, read here).  The reason behind it is that with my yellow toned yet redness issues make it rather difficult to find a good foundation match.
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28 October 2014

Budget Buy | Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette

Budget eye shadows are definitely having their moment in the sun currently.  There are so many that are great quality and I love that.  I’ve never been one to splash on eye shadows unless they really do something unique or special or I just can’t say no to the packaging (I’m looking at you Kiko!).  So when I came across this palette, I was rather excited.

Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette Review - Aspiring Londoner

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27 October 2014

HD Brows Lip Gloss Review & Swatch


It’s time to talk about a lip product!  C’mon guys, it’s been like four days since I last talked about one.  I was getting withdrawal symptoms!  If you read my Lip Product Addict Tag, you know I’m not lip gloss wearer.  I own like two lip glosses – that says a lot.
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26 October 2014

Boss Orange Woman Perfume Dupe?

Lidl's Suddenly Diamonds Perfume: Dupe of Boss Orange Woman EDT - Aspiring Londoner

We bloggers love a good dupe.  Especially when the dupe is literally a tenth of the price of the original product.  So if you’re looking for an alternative to what may be your favourite perfume, keep reading!
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25 October 2014

How To Prepare For Success In Interviews

Prepare for a successful interview - Aspiring Londoner

In our lifetime, we must go to thousands of interviews.  We take hours to prepare ourselves with research, reading up about the interviewers, about our own strengths etc etc.  It’s always hard facing an interview, whether it’s a college/university one or a job one.
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24 October 2014

La Roche-Posay | Brand Spotlight

La Roche-Posay Brand Review - Aspiring Londoner

Disclaimer guys:  I haven’t been paid or sponsored or anything of the sorts.  I opened my bathroom cabinet a couple of weeks ago and saw a whole shelf full of LRP – I knew I had to share the love.
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23 October 2014

Autumn Essentials | Dry Oils

Dry Oils ft. Roger & Gallet Ultra Nourishing Fig Oil, The Body Shop Argan Oil Radiant Oil & Nuxe Multi-Usage Dry Oil - Aspiring Londoner

Now that we’re well into autumn, my summer body lotion just isn’t cutting it anymore.  I’ve switched to something richer.  I tend to moisturise after my shower, but it’s always rather irritates me how long it takes for body lotions/butters to sink in.  It delays getting dressed and getting into bed all warm and cosy!  Enter dry oils!
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22 October 2014

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Collection | Review & Looks

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Collection - Aspiring Londoner

Let’s face it guys, packaging is errrythaang in makeup.  It enables at least 50% of my purchases if not more!  I have definitely purchased my fair share of Estee Lauder eyeshadow palettes in the past because I just could not pass up on the gold/navy packaging. 
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21 October 2014

Kellogg’s In Your Bath?

Kellogg's Bathing Gift Sets from Tesco - Aspiring Londoner

Yes, you can now have Kellogg’s in your very own bath!  I haven’t lost my mind, honestly.  Kellogg’s now have their own bathing range exclusively at Tesco’s!
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Orla Kiely Bergamot Hand Wash and Lotion Set || Christmas Gift Guide

Orla Kiely Bergamot Hand Wash and Hand Lotion Set - Aspiring Londoner

Orla Kiely’s designs have always attracted me due to the use of bold colours and prints.  She always uses vibrant colours and I feel that adds life to the design.  Her toiletries range stayed true to her collections with vibrant orange and print.
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20 October 2014

Kiko Milano Luxurious Collection Limited Edition

Kiko Milano Luxurious Collection - Aspiring Londoner

If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you must’ve noticed I’m pretty obsessed with Kiko Milano right now.  They have excellent products and their collections just get better with eac one they release.  I honestly didn’t think they could top their Daring Game Collection, but lo and behold they release the Luxurious collection.  There aren’t enough heart eye-shaped emoticons in the world to express my absolute awe of these products.
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Stila Magnificent Metals Eye Liner Review & Looks

Stila Magnificent Metals Eye Liner Review & Swatches - Aspiring Londoner

I have a confession to make; I’ve never tried gel eye liners.  Is that bad?  I’ve always worked with liquid liners and they’ve worked so well for me that I never felt the need to try gel liners.  The idea of taking a brush and sticking in a pot of liner and then applying on my lash line seemed like too much hard work!  However I have always been intrigued about it.
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19 October 2014

Seventeen Colour Carnival Nail Polish | Festive Nails

Seventeen Colour Carnival Nail Polish in Blue & Silver Glitter - Aspiring Londoner


Blue nail polishes are hard to wear.  I find some blue polishes make my hands look strange and just don’t suit me. As are glitter polishes, they usually make you look like you’re under the age of 13…having said that, I love glitter polishes! So I have a grown up way of wearing glitter and looking sophisticated!
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18 October 2014

GOSH Cosmetics Velvet Touch Lipsticks Review

GOSH Cosmetics Velvet Touch Lipsticks Review - Aspiring Londoner

Although I started my lipstick journey with MAC, I’ve since then experimented with a lot of brands.  My experiments lead me to the conclusion, you don’t always get what you pay for.  Drugstore lipsticks are more and more getting the formula right.  Granted ‘high-end’ lipsticks have the packaging ‘ooh’ factor but drugstore brands aren’t far behind in that either.  GOSH have got it pretty right with their Velvet Touch Lipstick range.
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17 October 2014

Scholl Manicure Pedicure Nail Beauty Set || Christmas Gift Guide

Scholl Manicure Pedicure Nail Beauty Set | Christmas Gift Guide #1 - Aspiring Londoner

Christmas is 10 weeks away guys.  10 weeks!! So it’s about time I got my act together and posted about gift ideas, yes?  Today I have the ultimate present for mani-loving pamper people!
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16 October 2014

Cambridge | 5 Must Visit Places

Cambridge, UK - Aspiring Londoner

A couple of months ago, quite spontaneously we decided to take a road trip down south beginning at Cambridge.  I’ve heard so much about the architecture and the charm of Cambridge that it’s always been on my list to visit.  We spent two days there and used up every single minute to do something.  I’m going to share my top 5 things to do whilst in Cambridge if you’re contemplating a visit.
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15 October 2014

Colour & Metallic Eyeliners #AW14Trends

Colour & Metallic Eye Liner A/W '14 Trend ft. Rimmel, Topshop & Boots No7 - Aspiring Londoner

Autumn/Winter has taken AL by storm!  I’ve fallen for all the makeup trends and fallen hard.  I’ve tried out so many different products and looks and loved experimenting with colours!  One of my favourites has to be the colour eye liner look.  This is one of these things I’ve wanted to do for the longest time but never quite gathered the courage for it.
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14 October 2014

Weleda Oat Replenishing Hair Treatment Review

Weleda Oat Replenishing Hair Treatment Review - Aspiring Londoner

I have very long, fine hair.  In maintaining the length and ensuring good health of my hair, I end up trying many, many hair masks and treatments.  One such treatment I’m reviewing today is from Weleda.  I’ve previously tried Weleda’s Skin Food (review here) which I loved.
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13 October 2014

Clarins Ladylike Autumn Limited Edition Eyeshadows | Review & Swatches

Clarins Ladylike Autumn Makeup Eyeshadow Collection Review - Aspiring Londoner

If you’re regular reader of AL, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been playing around with eyeshadows quite a bit.  Without a surprise, I’ve got two new looks from Clarins’ Ladylike Autumn Makeup Collection. 
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12 October 2014

Sunday Relaxing Pamper Sessions

Relaxing Pamper Session ft The Body Shop Argan Oil Bubbling Bath, Rituals Summer Bliss Shower Oil, Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask - Aspiring Londoner

Working full-time, managing my home and blogging all can be quite full on sometimes.  If I don’t strike a good balance of these, the stress of it all can get to me.  As a ritual, every Sunday I ensure I set aside some ‘me’ time.  For me, this has two benefits, 1) it’s a great way to relax and unwind after the week and 2) it motivates and prepares me for the week starting on Monday!  If I didn’t have my Sunday time, I imagine I’d be a terror/misery guts on Monday morning!
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11 October 2014

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows - Metallic Eyes

Kiko Milano Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadow Pencils in 28 Persuasive Anthracite, 11 Charming Champagne & 29 Irresistable Teal - Aspiring Londoner

I’ve been utterly obsessed with the Kiko Milano Limited Edition Daring Game Collection for Fall/Autumn.  It’s inspired by smart and beautiful Bond girls and casinos often featured in Bond films.  It’s created for confident women to create eye catching looks.  Today I’m going to share with you the Kiko Milano Color-Up Long LastingEyeshadow* £7.90, aka the best eye shadows ever!
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10 October 2014

Favourites | September 2014

September 2014 Favourites ft. The Body Shop, Sleek MakeUp, GOSH Cosmetics, Cane+Austin & Crown Brush - Aspiring Londoner


Another month closer to Christmas!  I think I can get away with being excited about Christmas now, without people giving me funny looks!  Last month, I've tried out literally tons of makeup.  This'll be evident in my upcoming reviews.  But I've picked out things that I've religiously used on a daily basis.  Let's begin!
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9 October 2014

No7 Match Made Lipstick Service Review

No7 Match Made Lipstick Service Review - Aspiring Londoner

Many women find it difficult to find the perfect lipsticks that complement their skin tone and have the correct undertones.  Now No7 has the solution to this problem.  They started their foundation matching service in 2012, and concealer match made service in 2013 and now have gone one step further to provide ‘No7 Match Made Lipstick Service’!  I was very intrigued when I first heard of this so visited my local Boots store to see what it’s all about. 
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7 October 2014

GOSH 9 Shades 'To Enjoy In New York' Palette #AW14Trends Look

GOSH 9 Shades Eye Shadow Palette To Enjoy In New York - Aspiring Londoner

Keeping with my #AW14Trends, I bring you first of my eye shadow looks.  On the AW14 Chloe runways, Diane Kendal created a lilac/taupe eye shadow look which really caught my eye.  It's a lovely way to add some colour with a neutral shade.
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