22 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide | For Him

I’ve been terrible at getting gift guides up this year!  Work has been manic, life has been bumpy, I am ill and the gift guides have suffered.  This one is for the men in your life.  I find it difficult to buy for men.  Although they’re not fussy, there just aren’t a lot of variety in terms of what you can get them.  So keep reading for my selection for Men's Christmas Gift Guide.

Christmas Gift Guide Him - Aspiring Londoner


13 December 2015

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette Review+Swatch

Urban Decay has been the brand of the year for me.  Obviously it’s a cult brand but I hadn’t tried much from them until 2015 (yes, really!)  and just fell head over heels in love!  Everything I’ve tried from them has just blown me away.  Khila (Miss Budget Beauty) always mentions how she benchmarks all other eyeshadows against UD ones as they’re just the best quality out there; this always made me want to try out UD eyeshadows.  I did manage to get my hands in the UD Naked Smoky palette - I will review this with a GRWM hopefully.  But I have something even better for you today!  Yes, the much awaited Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette (£40)!

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Review+Swatches - Aspiring Londoner


8 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide | For Her

Gift guide time people!  This year I thought I was well ahead of the game in getting together my Christmas gift guide - but it seems time has yet somehow run away from me!  But have no fear, I will post most of them this week - so you’ll still have time to pick up anything that catches your fancy.  So let’s get started, shall we?

Christmas Gift Guide For Her Luxe - Aspiring Londoner


6 December 2015

5 Under £5 #2

I have to say, I struggled with this one.  It’s getting harder and harder to find good products that are under a fiver in the high street!  Everything is so pricey!  L’Oreal mascaras are like £12?! I digress, but you know what I mean.  Although high street makeup’s getting better, the prices are getting higher and higher.  I have found some great little bits though that I absolutely love and adore.

5 under £5 ft Collection, Batiste, Maybelline, Essence - Aspiring Londoner


3 December 2015

From My Stash | Eyeshadow Crayons

Eyeshadow sticks are my favourites at the moment.  It really does make life so much easier to swipe shadows on your lids with a crayon and just blend.  Genius!  I’d stopped wearing eyeshadows regularly as it felt like such effort – but I’m back in love with it and here is a roundup of my favourites!

Eyeshadow Crayons Review+Swatch ft By Terry, Kiko, Sephora - Aspiring Londoner


2 December 2015

Currently Loving | Instagram Accounts

This is one post that I’ve been meaning to write for the longest time, but have the hardest time curating!  I follow and enjoy so many Instagram accounts that it’s almost impossible to narrow down to just 5 – so this is going to be a continuing feature on my blog!  I will share account I find inspiring, feeds I can’t look away from and just enjoy their content.  Keep reading to discover their stunning feeds!

1 December 2015

5 Ways To Stay Positive

I find it the hardest to stay positive in the winter months.  It’s dark outside when I go to work, and when I finish work – it’s hard to feel uplifted and motivated when even the weather isn’t in the mood!  I’ve been feeling more and more tired and lethargic, it all adds up to that feeling of ‘can’t be bothered’ and fuel a negative mindset.  I’ve in turn found it difficult to even blog, I just couldn’t bring myself round to doing anything creative/productive.  So decided to turn it around as otherwise, it’d be a long and miserable winter.  I’ve been trying various things to keep myself in a positive mind set and continue to remain positive every day.  I thought I’d share some of my tips which might help you.

Five Ways To Stay Positive - Aspiring Londoner


11 November 2015

Lush Cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty Face + Body Mask Review

Over the past few years, I’ve tried pretty much all the fresh face masks Lush sell.  Lush Mask of Magnaminty is the only one that slipped through the net.  I got it a few weeks back and after using it regularly, I felt this deserves a post of its own!
Lush Mask of Magnaminty Face Mask Review - Aspiring Londoner


9 November 2015

Jawbone UP24 Activity Tracker Review

Couple of months ago, I finally bit the bullet and got myself a Jawbone UP 24 Fitness Tracker (£99.99).  There was a gentle nudge in the form of a cracking offer, which meant I got mine for £30!  It was on offer at boots.com – and I jumped at the chance.  Now that I’ve used it every single day for 3 months, I wanted to fully review it in case any of you are keen on a fitness tracker for Christmas. 
Jawbone UP24 Activity Tracker Review - Aspiring Londoner


7 November 2015

Caseapp Review + Discount Code

One of the perils of being an iPhone user is that you can never be without a case.  Literally the minute you take your phone case off, is the minute you will inevitabley drop your phone and crack the screen...yes it has happened to me, yes it is a pain in the neck and heck yes, it's expensive to fix!  I digress, but my point is that you need phone cases.
Caseapp iPhone 5S Case Review - Aspiring Londoner


1 November 2015

North East’s Best Kept Secret | Roker Beach

If you’re from the North East, you won’t be a stranger to Sunderland’s Roker Beach.  However, before I moved up here, I had no idea what an absolutely stunning gem the Roker beach was!  So when Travelodge UK challenged me to share my best kept secret of the North East – it had to be Roker Beach.
Sunderland Roker Beach - Aspiring Londoner

28 October 2015

Very Exclusive Discount 30% Off Everything!

I just had to quickly share this as it's one of the best deals ever!  You can get 30% off brands including By Terry, Stila, Whistles, Reiss and Hudson!  It's come at a perfect time for getting those Christmas presents with a hefty discount!


26 October 2015

Kiko Midnight Siren Collection Review + Swatch

Kiko, why you do this to me?!  Another Kiko cosmetics collection has hit the shops and I’ve tried out some of the products to bring you what to pick up.  The Kiko Milano Midnight Siren Collection draws inspiration from the mysterious starry night sky, sheen of the ocean and the reflection of the moon.  You’ll notice a lot of products that highlight with iridescent pearls!
Kiko Midnight Siren Collection Review Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

15 October 2015

Body Creams For Dry Skin This Autumn/Winter

The cold always gets me by surprise.  Somehow I always seem to forget exactly how cold autumn/winter gets every year.  And with that comes the dry skin.  For someone who has as oily facial skin as I, my skin everywhere else is really quite dry.  So I’ve been getting into moisturising routinely to avoid scaly skin.  There are a few body moisturisers that are helping me right now; from luxury Sunday pamper ones to daily on the go ones.
Winter Skin Saviour Body Lotions - Aspiring Londoner

The Body Shop Spa of the World Hawaiian Kukui Cream Review - Aspiring Londoner

The best body butter I’ve ever tried.  Just no comparison with anything at all.  It’s seriously creamy and smells divine!  The texture is not too heavy but really works to moisturise even the driest skin on my body.  The scent can’t be described, you need to smell it to truly appreciate how beautiful it is!  It lingers for the longest time without overpowering and I just love waking up in the morning and smelling amazing.  

This is the stuff you whip out in the colder months, when you want to feel pampered and special – the Sunday stuff!  The packaging is seriously luxe and really fits the price point, although £23 for a body butter makes me want to cry a little, but I will be repurchasing this without a shadow of doubt!
Neutrogena Visibly Renew Body Lotion Review - Aspiring Londoner

From the super pricey to the super affordable, I’ve never tried Neutrogena body products before.  It’s rather nice on the go as it absorbs fast yet is nourishing enough for the declining temperature.  The pump bottle is handy and makes daily moisturising less of a chore.  I keep it on my bedside table so I can moisturise and get into bed straightaway without having to wait.  It also claims to boost collagen production, although I have no idea if it actually does, but my skin does feel supple when I use it.  It has a subtle scent, and a light formula.  A great, affordable body lotion to keep handy this winter.
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion Review - Aspiring Londoner

A godsend for sensitive and uber dry skin!  I’ve used it all through summer to nurse my sunburns back to normal, and even now in the cold it’s just as effective.  It’s not fragranced, it’s light but has that emollient formula that absorbs fast and works to heal irritated skin.  It works without aggravating your skin concerns and almost acts like a barrier so nothing else can exacerbate the already irritated skin.  It’s suitable for all skin types and is a must have for anyone who suffers from dry skin!

What's your go-to body cream for Autumn/Winter?  Share recommendations in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!

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Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.

14 October 2015

Feelunique Discount Code: October 2015

Essentially a code that'll get you the Urban Decay palettes at feelunique.com for £28.  Or anything else over £25, discounted by £10.  I have a discount code VALID UNTIL 11.59pm on Fri 16 Oct, that’ll save you £10 off the RRP!NEW Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Discount Code - Aspiring Londoner


13 October 2015

L’Oreal Paris La Vie En Rose Lipstick Review + Swatches

L’Oreal has always been the drugstore brand for me.  I’ve always gravitated towards their products first, before trying any other brands.  L’Oreal’s True Match foundation is the only drugstore foundation that gave me a good colour match, which spurred me on to try more base products from the drugstore.  Funnily enough, I’ve never tried much from their lip range.  Except for the new Infallible Lip Gloss range (swatches here); I haven’t tried their actual lipsticks.  So I was really keen when L'Oreal La Vie en Rose collection exclusive was released.
L'Oreal La Vie En Rose Lipstick Collection Exclusive Review Swatch - Aspiring Londoner


11 October 2015

Reaching Out And Working With Brands/PRs As Bloggers

When I first started blogging, working with PRs was the farthest thing from my mind.  As I saw it, I’m just a tiny blogger in an ocean of many better, more accomplished and successful bloggers.  So I’d never really thought about it.  However working with PRs are not just about numbers.  It’s a big factor, but not the only factor.  I have wanted to write this post for a while, as from experience, it was the most daunting thing to me – reaching out to PRs.
Reaching Out And Working With Brands PRs As Bloggers - Aspiring Londoner


7 October 2015

H&M Beauty Review + Swatches

Ever since I saw bits of H&M beauty popping up on social media, I knew I had to try them out.  Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve spent a fair amount of time and money, trying the products out and wanted to share thoughts with you.  The H&M beauty range is quite extensive.  It features everything from complexion, cheek products, lip products, a very wide range of colours in eye shadows and nail polishes, not to mention a few eye shadow palettes too!  I also spotted some skincare in the form of face masks, but I haven’t tried any of them as of yet.
H&M Beauty Review & Swatches - Aspiring Londoner

6 October 2015

New Releases | Smashbox Brow Tech Matte & Gloss Pencils

Brows are here to stay guys.  Yes, big brows have been here a while and there’s no sign of them going out of fashion anytime soon.  At least this is my excuse to hoard brow products like no tomorrow.  I’ve previously mentioned how difficult I initially found to find that cool toned brown to match my dark yet sparse brows.  I’ve mentioned lots of brow products on my Eye Brow 101 posts, and here are a couple of new releases that is worth noting.  Meet Smashbox Brow Tech Matte and Gloss Pencils.
Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Gloss Pencil Brunette Review - Aspiring Londoner


1 October 2015

How To Use Social Media For Your Blog | Pinterest

I’ve been a long time Pinterest user personally.  I discovered Pinterest whilst procrastinating on my final year at university and have been obsessed ever since!  However when it came to using Pinterest for blogging, I’ve been surprisingly quiet.  The reason for that is simple, I didn’t know how to!  It’s one thing pinning away for cake recipes, decor inspirations and the quotes, but quite different pinning to widen your blog reach.
How To Use Social Media For Your Blog Pinterest - Aspiring Londoner

28 September 2015

Beautyblender Or Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge?

I’ve wanted to do this post for over a year now, but lost my Beautyblender for quite a while.  Honestly, I lost stuff all the time, it’s horrendous!  Anyway, I found it a couple of weeks ago, ‘tidied’ away nicely…so here I am.  I’m sure this post has been done to death, but I wanted to put my two cents in.  So is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge a dupe for the Beautyblender?  Let’s find out!
Beautyblender VS Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Comparison - Aspiring Londoner


25 September 2015

Currently Loving #1

I haven’t done a favourites post for quite some time.  The reason being they were a tad boring to write as I felt obliged to write them.  Recently I was watching Khila’s (Miss Budget Beauty) videos where she voiced the same feeling.  So inspired by her, I bring you my latest series ‘Currently Loving’!  It’s not going to be weekly/monthly, but just as and when I really want to talk about a few products.  In today’s post there is a great mixture of old and new favourites that I’m obsessed with right now!
Currently Loving ft Pixi, MAC, Max Factor, MUFE, Soap & Glory - Aspiring Londoner

24 September 2015

Eid Look/Get Ready With Me

I’ve wanted to do an Eid get ready with me for a while.  But last eid I wasn’t here and this eid came around so quickly!  So this is kind of a trial get ready with me for you guys.  I tend to go quite sparkly at Eid, as it’s probably the only time of year I do go all out.
Eid Get Ready With Me Makeup - Aspiring Londoner


21 September 2015

What's In My Shower?

A clichéd post but one I always enjoy!  I’m always clicking on what’s in my shower posts not just to see what products people use, but also their bathroom decor!  Just me?!  I don’t know what it is but we (i.e. the human race) are inherently quite nosey.  We love to know what’s happening behind closed doors, or in this case closed shower curtains!  So let’s get inside my shower, shall we?!
What's In My Shower ft Soap & Glory, Pantene, The Body Shop - Aspiring Londoner


20 September 2015

Eid Greeting Cards Review

Ah stationery!  One of my other obsessions, I love me some pens, postcards and most of all greeting cards.  Nowadays I find I get a lot more e-cards than actual paper greeting cards.  Although I understand the reasons behind, it's just nice sometimes to receive an actual card with your favourite peoples' handwriting and to be able to display it on your desk!
Eid Greeting Cards by Muslim by Design - Aspiring Londoner


18 September 2015

Antipodes Organic Skincare Review #OrganicBeauty

14th - 20th September marks organic beauty week.  I must say I’m not fussed about natural/organic ingredients­ in my skincare and makeup.  Organic beauty is not something I actively look for.  Although I’m quite the ambassador for eating organic, for some reason I haven’t given organic beauty much thought.  It might seem strange, but mostly because as soon as I think of organic beauty products, I automatically think products that will have gloopy consistency and smell essentially like soil.  Yes, very ignorant of me.  My misconceptions were blown truly out of the water last year when I was introduced to Antipodes. 
Organic Beauty Week Antipodes - Aspiring Londoner


16 September 2015

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Review

Dewy foundation for oily skin is a rare thing.  It’s a rare thing for me at least!  I always find that ‘glowy’ foundations more often than not turn into oil slicks.  I have to constantly strategically powder my face to retain some glow without looking like an oily mess.  It’s almost not worth the hassle.  I’ve been trying out the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation the last few weeks.  I always manage my expectations so I’m not swayed by claims of the product.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Warm Beige Review - Aspiring Londoner


14 September 2015

New Release | Kiko Milano Rebel Romantic Collection Review

I fondly await Kiko's Limited Edition collections as they always exude creativity, for example the Daring Game Collection or Modern Tribes etc.  I was a massive fan of those collections solely because the theme, the packaging - everything was exciting!  The new Kiko 'Rebel Romantic' collection is themed around a muse who is feminine yet rebellious.  The rose gold packaging reflects the feminine side whilst the gunmetal grey reflects the rebel.  The packaging is good, but is a bit meh in comparison to all the amazing collections they've had previously.  You know I love Kiko, but the packaging just didn't wow me like before.
Kiko Rebel Romantic Collection Review - Aspiring Londoner


12 September 2015

Review | Sephora Cream Lip Stain

If ever there was a hyped product, it has to be this – the Sephora Lip Cream.  I remember the first I heard of it was in Amelia Liana’s video and then it just went crazy.  Every beauty blogger seemed to have one!  Being the red lipstick hoarder that I am, I’ve wanted shade 01 Always Red for forever!  Whenever I adored a red lip colour on a YouTuber, went to see what they wore and it was this – the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in shade 01 Always Red.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain Review - Aspiring Londoner

10 September 2015

So What's Multi-Masking All About?

Beauty trends are overwhelming, there are many and some are just too odd (remember oil pulling?!).  Most tend to be makeup related, however a recent one that has caught my eye is multi-masking.  Now what's that about?  It's basically using multiple face masks together.  I've been seeing everyone and their dog talk about multi-masking and of course, I tried it out. 

Multi-masking ft Lush, Jurlique, Quick Fix Masks - Aspiring Londoner


7 September 2015

New Release | Clarins Autumn 2015 Collection

Can't believe it's that time already!  Autumn collections have started to flow in and Clarins' collection caught my eye straightaway.  From the neutral eyeshadow palette to the paprika lips, I love their take on autumn.  Clarins' Autumn collection includes a 5 eyeshadow palette, new ombre matte eyeshadow shades, eyebrow pencils, new crayon kohl shades and new shades of their rouge eclat lipsticks.
Clarins Autumn 2015 Collection Review - Aspiring Londoner

4 September 2015

5 Simple Ways To Relax And #LetGo

Being a woman today means we're constantly under pressure.  Pressure from work, family, society, media and most importantly from ourselves to be better, the best.  We're constantly striving to achieve something or another, whether it be a successful career or a great mother.  What we forget in the midst of all the noise is that we need to make time for ourselves, to relax.  I'm certainly guilty of pushing myself to get more done, to achieve more and neglect myself in the process.  I feel guilty for not blogging more, for not cleaning more or being more successful - but am I going to care that I didn't blog consistently this month 10 years down the line?  Probably not.

Relax and LetGo - Aspiring Londoner


26 August 2015

Strobing On A Budget

Strobing is everywhere right now.  Know it or not we've all been strobing (to some effect) all along!  Strobing is basically contouring without the dark contour shades.  It emphasises the high points of your face and creates illusion that way rather than using darker shades to create shadows.  I've watched numerous people 'strobe' (can you use it as a verb? I'm gonna do it...!) using different techniques, and to be honest it looks hell of a lot easier than contouring!  I can contour but nothing as extreme as you see on those instagram videos!  So for me strobing is actually brought about some relief...something low maintainence (compared to contouring) and that actually exudes youthfulness. 
 Budget Strobing ft Sleek, Makeup Revolution, Topshop, B Beauty - Aspiring Londoner


23 August 2015

Budget Buy | Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits

Newest eyeshadows to hit the drugstore are the Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits.  Available in six shades - Lavish Onyx and Lush Lilacs.  The kit comes packaged in a sleek rectangular compact with three eyeshadows and a brow powder. 

Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits Review - Aspiring Londoner

17 August 2015

Why I Shop At World Duty Free

It’s coming up to three weeks that I've been back from my travels, but I haven't been able to think of much else.  It's safe to say, I may have caught the travelling bugI One of the things I enjoy about travelling, being the beauty junkie that I am, is shopping at World Duty Free. Who doesn't want to save some serious money on their beauty favourites?  I spend a good amount of time at Word Duty Free, much to my other half's dismay! I'm either stocking up on my favourite beauty products or picking up beauty exclusives only available at World Duty Free. 

World Duty Free Favourites - Aspiring Londoner

16 August 2015

Superdrug Brand Swap Challenge

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to certain things.  For example, body products or skincare that I know works for me.  So I was interested to take part in the Superdrug Swap Shop Money Saving Challenge! 

Superdrug Own Brand Swap Challenge - Aspiring Londoner


14 August 2015

SALE Alert - FeelUnique, H&M & Escentual

Feelunique sale has arrived, and it's good guys. When I saw th Feelunique sale emain in my inbox, I half hoped that it's be bad sale where I wouldn't want anything from. But it's not, and I want everything! Why do you do this to me Feelunique?!  In true enabler style, I thought I'd bring you what's in my basket and things that I desperately want to add to my basket!

Feelunique sale


13 August 2015

My Favourite Travel Essentials

Travelling is one of my favourite things to do in life.   I had some time off this summer from my hectic work-life to get away for a little longer than usual.  I took this opportunity and travelled through Italy and couple of other places.  Let me tell you, all the places I visited had 30+ degree weather so in the sweltering heat all I cared about was keeping cool and resembling a human being while doing it!  I've gathered a handful of my favourites that helped me in this process.
My Favourite Travel Essentials - Aspiring Londoner


11 August 2015

Review | Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation & CC Cream

So I don't know where I've been hiding, but I didn't realise we had Cover FX in the UK?  Obviously I had to try them out and review for you guys.  They have a great range of foundations to choose from.  Read on to find out what I thought about the Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation and Cover FX CC Cream!
Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation & Cover FX CC Cream Review Swatches - Aspiring Londoner


6 August 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Discount!

Yes!  After much anticipation, the NEW Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette is finally here!  It’s available now on feelunique.com for £38.  I also have a discount code VALID UNTIL 11.59pm on Fri 7 Aug, that’ll save you £10 off the RRP!

NEW Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Discount Code - Aspiring Londoner


4 August 2015

New Release | L'Oreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss

If you read my post about my Spring lipstick picks, you'd know that I wasn't massively keen on the Bourjois Velvet Lipsticks.  I loved the idea of the products, but the formula was inconsistent depending on shades and they smelt horrendous!  The new L'Oreal Paris Infalliable Mega Gloss gave me a great alternative to the Bourjois lip products.

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss Review - Aspiring Londoner

19 June 2015

Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Quattro Mascara Review

There are no greater enablers than bloggers.  Fairy Drops is a brand I've been dying to try out since I heard Anna (from Vivianna Does Makeup) rave about their mascara.

Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Quattro Mascara (£18.50) claims to fatten and lengthen your lashes.  It's supposed to curl your lashes and create a fluttery effect.  First of all, I love the packaging - it's fun, pretty and just looks beautiful.  I found that in my makeup bag it stood out so much, that I kept reaching for it! Subliminal messaging or what?!
Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Quattro Mascara Review - Aspiring Londoner

18 June 2015

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-ing Skincare

The Body Shop's skincare products are always in mu stash no matter how my skin is doing.  The reason being they have so many ranges that cater for pretty much any problems you can come up with.  When I saw their latest release that claimed to boost glow to my skin, I needed to try it them out!

The Body Shop Vitamin C Moisturiser & Glow Enhancer Review - Aspiring Londoner


17 June 2015

Current Most Used Brushes

I've been using the Real Techniques makeup brushes for a long time now.  They were the first budget brushes that I liked, and I think they set a benchmark.  Over the last year, a lot of other budget/drugstore brands have sat up and taken notice.  As a result, there has been a lot of makeup brush releases in the drugstore.  I've compiled five brushes from my collection that I use daily and frankly, you don't necessarily need a plethora of brushes if you have the right ones.

Current Most Used Brushes ft ecoTools, Real Techniques, B Beauty, Crown Brush - Aspiring Londoner


16 June 2015

French Pharmacy Skincare In My Basket

I was going to call this a wishlist, but if I'm honest, it's more a 'what's sitting in my basket to be paid for' list.  I'm basically waiting for payday so I can pay for this stock up of my skincare cabinet.  Currently Escentual and Feel Unique are having a French Pharmacy skincare sale where you can save up to a 1/3rd off the price!  This sale is on through the month of June, so if you're looking to get your hands on these brands - hurry now!

French Pharmacy Skincare


4 June 2015

Rodial Super Acids X-treme Cleanser & Facial Scrub Review

Rodial is a new brand to my stash and I was rather excited to try them out.  I mean they launched dragon's blood skin care range, it doesn't get any bad ass than that!  I've always admired their packaging and intriguing names.  I've been trying out the Rodial Super Acids X-treme Exfoliating Glycolic Cleanser and the Rodial Super Acids X-treme After Party Facial Scrub for the past 6 weeks and here's what I think!
Rodial Super Acids X-treme Cleanser & Scrub Review - Aspiring Londoner


2 June 2015

Best Foundations For Natural & Dewy Complexion

Growing up I've always struggled with oily complexion.  So wanting a dewy complexion was never on top of my list.  If anything I've always ran as far as possible from any non-matte foundations.  Over the years, my skin has changed to a strange combination oily kind.  I now struggle with patches of dry skin and oily skin!  So this made me more open to try out the likes of much raved Nars Sheer Glow Foundation.  I've since tried a few others and picked my top 3!

Best Foundations For Natural Dewy Finish ft NARS, Illamasqua, Delilah - Aspiring Londoner


30 May 2015

Affordable Acrylic Makeup Organisers

Do you sometimes find lipsticks you've forgotten you had?  This is a problem I've encountered recently, and it made me want to look into the acrylic storage solutions.  We, beauty enthusiasts, have a lot of makeup!  And it's easy to forget what's inside a makeup bag!  I've previously looked into Muji stuff, but they are a little expensive for my liking.  I took to Amazon, and found some gems I had to share!

Affordable Makeup Storage Organisers - Aspiring Londoner


29 May 2015

Giveaway | The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Goodies!

I've teamed up with The Body Shop to run a little giveaway for you guys!  I've previously reviewed the TBS Smoky Poppy range and mentioned how much I loved it.  Now you can win some of the goodies from the range!  Please do read the rules below, before entering.
The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Giveaway - Aspiring Londoner
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