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
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