30 March 2015

Best Of | Rimmel

Best Of Rimmel Makeup Review - Aspiring Londoner

I have loved Rimmel for as long as I remember.  Their liquid liner was the first proper makeup I bought at the age of 16, and I’ve been loyal ever since!  I’ve previously raved about the Rimmel GlamEyes Liquid Eye Liner (review here), the Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Liner in Nude (review here), the Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colours (review here) and the Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Jet Black (review here).  As I’ve raved enough about this products, I wanted to share some other products that I think are absolutely amazing from Rimmel. 

29 March 2015

Beauty Gadgets | YOSO Trim

YOSO Trim Beauty Pen Hair Trimmer Review - Aspiring Londoner

I’m a tech fan; I love all things techy; growing up with brothers will do that to you.  What I love more is use of gadget in beauty.  They help us look good in less amount of time.

27 March 2015

Indeed Labs Fillume Volumising Moisturiser

Indeed Labs Fillume Volumising Moisturiser Review - Aspiring  Londoner

You know I love Indeed Labs products, I've previously reviewed the Hydraluron serum (review here) and the Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask (review here).  For me, it’s a product I know wont irritate my skin and hydrate it.  When I spotted Indeed Labs had a new moisturiser, I was all ears!

25 March 2015

Budget Buy | B. Beauty Makeup Brushes

Budget Buy Superdrug B Beauty Brush Review - Aspiring Londoner

On Twitter, I see a lot of people asking about budget makeup brushes and most of the times the suggestions are for Real Techniques.  RT brushes are definitely the first brush line that raised the game for drugstore makeup brushes.  Since then a lot of other brands have followed suite but none have quite matched up.

23 March 2015

Best Of | Too Faced Cosmetics

Best Of Too Faced Cosmetics Makeup Review - Aspiring Londoner

Too Faced is one of those brands I’ve always wanted to try but never did as it wasn’t so readily available.  Their packaging is always so on point!  In the last year or so, I’ve seen Too Faced crop up more and more.  Some of their products like the chocolate palette and the sweetheart blushes have become cult products.  I’ve rounded up some of my favourite products if you’re looking to try out some Too Faced products.

21 March 2015

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Range Review

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Range Review - Aspiring Londoner

I have recently had ‘the chop’.  I was bored of my long hair for quite some time, and seeing a photo of RHW’s chop on instagram made up my mind for me.   I will post about my experience of this soon.  After having my hair chopped I wanted to go a little lighter with my hair colour. 

20 March 2015

5 Beauty Essentials You Don't Need To Splurge On

5 Beauty Essentials You Don't Need To Splurge On - Aspiring Londoner

As a beauty blogger, I do spend significantly more on beauty and makeup products than your average gal.  But there are things that I never spend more than a couple of quid on, because in my opinion, there’s just no need to.

19 March 2015

The Dry Shampoo Edit

Dry Shampoo Review ft. Batiste, Dove, Paul Mitchell - Aspiring Londoner

Since I’ve discovered dry shampoos, I’ve never been without them.  I have extremely oily scalp, some days my hair is greasy the same day I’ve washed it.  It’s a real problem, which only gets worse in the warmer months.  I’ve always relied on Batiste to sort me out. 

17 March 2015

Best Of | Makeup Revolution

Best Of Makeup Revolution Review - Aspiring Londoner

 Makeup Revolution undoubtedly took the beauty world by storm in 2014.  We beauty addicts didn’t know what hit us!  Makeup Revolution has released the best budget palettes I’ve come across and their offerings keep getting better and better.  They seem to launch new products almost every week making our jaws drop to the floor with each one!  I wanted to share some of the products that I think represent the best of Makeup Revolution.

15 March 2015

5 Under £5 #1

5 Under £5 Review ft Rimmel, Collection, Maybelline - Aspiring Londoner

Drugstores have improved leaps and bounds from when I was a teenager.  I used to struggle to buy anything decent for under a fiver.  Whereas now you can buy some amazing products that can give their expensive counterparts a run for their money.  I’m going to share five of my current favourites under £5 that you need to try out.

14 March 2015

New Releases | Crown Brush Makeup

Crown Brush Makeup ft Bronzer, Chubby Lip Pencil, Eyeliner Eyebrow Pencil - Aspiring Londoner

Crown Brush is one of my favourite brands for affordable brushes.  They do some amazing brushes that I couldn’t do without.  They’re now launching their own makeup line!  I was really keen to give them  a try!

13 March 2015

Mother's Day Fragrance Gift Guide

Mother's Day Fragrance Gift Guide ft. Stella, Giorgio Armani, The Body Shop - Aspiring Londoner

As you know, I love fragrances!  There’s no two ways about it, I love to receive them as presents and to give them as presents as well.  It’s a hardly a surprise when I come at you with my latest picks for Mother’s Day!

12 March 2015

Budget Buy | Good Things Argan Oil Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Budget Buy | Good Things Argan Oil Nourishing Cleansing Oil Review - Aspiring Londoner

Good Things is a fairly new brand to me.  I was intrigued by the brand as it’s free from sulphates, animal ingredients, mineral oils and parabens.  You don’t often get drugstore/high street brands who exclude these nasties for the price tag. 

11 March 2015

Sudocrem | Miracle Worker for Acne?

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream for Acne Review - Aspiring Londoner

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of people swear by Sudocrem as their miracle product in battling acne/blemishes.  I must  say I remained cynical.  I’m never a believer in nappy creams etc. being used as normal skincare routines.  The reason being, it won’t do what a targeted treatment will do for your skin.

10 March 2015

Luxury | Hydrating Face Masks

Luxury Hydrating Face Masks ft Origins, Jurlique, The Body Shop - Aspiring Londoner

Following on from my drugstore hydrating masks post, I wanted to share some luxury face masks (i.e. over £20) that work that little bit better. Some of these are targeted for specific concerns which some of us might find helpful.

9 March 2015

Best Of | Estee Lauder

Best of Estee Lauder - Aspiring Londoner

I have tried so may things over the years from Estee Lauder, it was rather difficult to pick just a few products.  From skincare to makeup, EL has some legendary products that you just shouldn't be without!

8 March 2015

Travels | The White Cliffs Of Dover

White Cliffs of Dover, Kent - Aspiring Londoner

Last autumn, we decided to throw caution to the wind and go on a bit of a road trip.  One of the stops was somewhere we’ve always wanted to visit, Dover.  I’ve wanted to see the White Cliffs of Dover for the longest time, but living in the North East means literally travelling across the country to go there!

7 March 2015

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask Review - Aspiring Londoner

Sheet masks seem to be all over the place right now.  Naturally, I needed to investigate.  I’ve never tried sheet masks before and frankly the concept frightened me a little!  I accept that sounds odd, but having something extra on my face for 15 odd minutes...what if the product drips on my clothes, or my skin starts reacting and I can’t see?!  The horror!

6 March 2015

Benefit Cosmetics #Poreoclock Party At Newcastle!

Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Powder Review - Aspiring Londoner

A couple of weeks ago I went along to Benefit Cosmetics’ #poreoclock party in Newcastle.  I was really excited as I love Benefit products and their unique marketing ideas and knew this party was going to be somethin’ special!

5 March 2015

Mark Hill MiracOILicious Hair Treatments

Mark Hill MiracOILicious Hair Treatments - Aspiring Londoner
The month of February has been the month of hair for me. I have basically been obsessed with all things hair related, from changing up my hair products to trying new products.

4 March 2015

How I Conceal & Brighten Dark Under-Eye Bags

How to conceal & brighten under-eye circles ft NARS, Clinique - Aspiring Londoner

As I grow older, dark under-eye circles are becoming a persistent issue. Even if I go to bed just an hour late, you can be sure the next morning I will have sizeable bags under my eyes. It's quite frightening really. Other than ensuring I I get at least 8 hours sleep, which unfortunately is hard to achieve in the days of internet; I have whittled my makeup products down to two things that can effectively fake it for me!
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