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

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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
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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
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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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