I have talked about these SO…? body mists before on my blog and how much I loved them, and how they remind me so much of my teen years ( you know when you used to get the body spray cans??) but I was recently sent a few new ones to try which I was excited about as I have been meaning to pick up the iced melon one for a while now, not only that I also got sent some of the SO..? dry shampoos to try, I can’t live without dry shampoo its definitely one of my must have essentials.

These have definitely made it into my summer Festival must haves, I mentioned before about how handy these are for travel and to put in your bag, I love taking them out with me and just having a spray throughout the day, I love to smell fresh and fruity!!  I am really sensitive with some perfumes, I’ve mentioned this before but luckily these dont give me a headache or anything and aren’t overpowering. Plus sometimes isn’t it just an effort to take a bottle of perfume out everywhere we go, and it also makes our handbags really heavy which I don’t want when I’m going out to a festival  or have a little weekend bag just say.

We all know we can dance and go a little crazy at festivals, there’s no harm in that but it’s also nice to take one of these and just have a spritz throughout the day to keep you smelling nice, and they wont weigh you down either because they’re so travel friendly, there is so many unique scents to choose from so I definitely think your find one you love.

My personal favourites are Iced melon, Pink grapefruit, floriental, and vanilla milkshake. I do love a fruity and floral smell. they’re so refreshing and I always get complements on them whenever I have one on.

 

These body mists are £3.99 and  are available from superdrug and boots

 

Another festival must have for me is dry shampoo!! I can’t live without it, I have really fine flat hair that gets greasy at the roots pretty quickly and my hair is bleached so I like to keep my hair refreshed between washes other wise if I wash it too much my colour gets a little brassy so that’s where my trusty dry shampoo comes in. what I love about these So…? ones is that you can get them in mini sizes which again are perfect for travel and on the go, when dancing and sweating it can make our hair greasey pretty quickly so these will definitely be coming in my festival survival kit!!

You can get a handy mini set of 4  from superdrug for only £2.49 here which is an absolute bargain and it contains so lovely (floral and flirty) so fabulous ( fruity and fresh) so glamorous ( sweet and sensual) and  va va volume ( xtra body) definitely recommend this set if you’re a dry shampoo lover as they smell amazing as well!

 

 Have you tried so…? and will you be picking any of these bits up for you festival survival kit??

Thanks for reading xo

 

*Post contains PR gifted samples*

 

skinny tan express mousse

 

When the sun decides to make an appearance I dont know about anyone else but I always reach for the bottle of fake tan, I just love being tanned and bronzed when the weather is nice, I always feel better and more confident with some colour to my skin as I’m naturally so pale.

I was recently sent a package from Skinny Tan which I’ve been dying to try now for some time, I feel like I have tried a lot of fake tan to know what I like and personally look for in a tan.

Skinny Tan have a big selection of products, but I was most excited to try out the new 1 Hour express tanning mousse, I dont have any that claim to be an express tan so I was looking forward to testing it out, I think express tan is perfect for nights out, or a last minute quick fix tan as most of the time you have to leave them on for 8 hours+ to get the desired colour and tan you want and let’s be honest sometimes us girls just dont have the time right?!

skinny tan

When I know I’m fake tanning I also make sure to prep my skin because doing this is essential for a good tan application, I exfoliate and moisturise days before to make sure my skin is prepped and not dry or has any old patchy tan remaining.

Application and my first impressions

  • The tan smells gorgeous Its a tropical coconut scent, it doesn’t have that normal horrible fake tan smell.
  • when first applied it has a typical guide colour , o you can see exactly where you’re applying it, which I love as it makes it so much easier to see what you’re doing.
  • I feel like it really soaks into the skin and doesn’t just lay on top
  • If you want a light to medium tan you can leave it on for 1-3 hours, I personally love a darker tan because I’m so pale so I left mine on over night.
  • It didn’t feel sticky or transfer which was good and I put my clothes on about 10/15 mins after applying.
  • I woke up to a lovely deep golden tan, once showered It looked really natural.
  • Tan lasted about 5 days before it started going  a little patchy.

 

skinny tan dual mitt

I also got sent the Dual Tanning mitt which is amazing by the way, and isn’t your standard fake tanning mit, it’s so soft and feels like a microfiber cloth it’s that soft, I love the fact the mitt didn’t soak up all the product like a regular mitt does. It applied the tan perfectly and gave such a smooth finish it looked really airbrushed, I’m definitely a big fan of this, and also whats even better is this is washable so you can use it over and over again which makes it more hygienic and cost effective.

skinny tan review

My final thoughts, I definitely like this tan, Its perfect for quick application and when your after a last minute tan! The colour is really natural and makes you look like you have a nice bronzed glow, not at all orange looking! yay for not looking tangoed!! And it lasted a good 5 days before I felt like I had to exfoliate and re apply, the only thing I will say is I didn’t feel like it was as dark as I was used to with other tan I’ve tried, and what my fellow blogger friends had told me about this particlar tan, considering I left it on overnight I was expecting it to be really dark the next day but I noticed a lot of it did wash off, but I will add I do have this problem a lot, I personally think its my skin, as I really struggle with keeping the colour. I feel like it doesn’t soak in properly or something, That is why I like buying extra dark tan so I stand a chance of actually being dark, But dont get me wrong although it wasnt as dark as I was expecting it was sill really nice and looked very natural.

I will definitely be picking up a few more bits from skinny tan to try.

Skinny tan is available from lots of online retailers including feel unique, look fantastic, skinnytanhg and also superdrug

You can Shop the products mentioned in this post  here

Have you tried the 1 hour express mousse or anything else from Skinny tan? whats your thoughts? let me know.

Thanks for reading xo

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It’s almost Friday!! And I don’t know about you but I could really do with a pamper evening, and to just relax, which is perfect timing for the Ideal world girls Night in Twitter live chat, where we will be talking all things beauty, and must have girly pamper night essentials.

The chat will be taking place on Ideal world Twitter at 7.30pm anyone can come join, I will be taking part and would love to see some of you take part as well but just  remember to use the #Idealgirlsnightin

When I think of pamper or girly night in I think of nails, manicure and pedicures, skin care, face masks, tan to name just a few.

Ideal world kindly sent me some goodies to get me all ready and in the mood for the girls night in event.

So here is a couple of things I will be using tomorrow night while I take part in the chat,  Ideal world actually stock these items to so if you want to grab them yourself they will be having a three hour event on Friday which starts at 8mp  they’re hosting it on their  tv shopping Chanel which can be found on sky 654, free view 22, virgin 747 or you can live stream at ideal world

 

Geltouch starter kit £34.99

I am so excited to try this Gel touch nail kit, I love doing my own nails and I’ve had gel kits in the past but with a lot of them it can work out quite expensive because you have to buy all the nail varnishes for that particular brand to use with the gel machine. But what I love about this is that you can use any nail varnish it doesn’t even have to be a gel it could be your favourite cheap nail varnish and you can use the Gel top coat that’s provided with this starter set to get salon quality nails. I love how gel nails last longer and look really shiny, so I will definitely be trying this out tomorrow night, keep an eye out on my instagram stories as I might show you the finished results.

Geltouch duo of nail varnish £17.99

So although I was saying you dont have to use an actual gel nail varnish for the gel touch lamp, you can buy these gel touch duos and use them along with the top coat, so if you’re really after that professional salon look and quality and prefer gel nails you will love these, they come in a selection of colours, but the ones I have are perfect bright summer shades, a lovely pink and red.

 

Linda Lusardi my miracle caviar and pearl eye serum £19.99

 

I love trying new skin care, and especially for a pamper night, face creams, serum and masks are definitely my essentials for a girls night in. This Linda Lusardi my miracle caviar and pearl eye serum sounds amazing, obviously I havent used it yet but I will tell you a bit more about it, its anti ageing, leaves skin looking and feeling more radiant, helps fight dark circles, soothes the eye area and makes it feel more silky smooth.

I have got a thing about eye treatments and mask etc lately, Im really in to looking after my under eyes while I still have the chance.

Liquilift slenderwrap

I have tried this slender wrap before when I got sent the ideal world bloggers beauty box, And it was pretty impressive, I feel like you have to be quite healthy and active to actually benefit from it though, don’t do what I did and use it and expect to be half a stone lighter the next day haha!! The way I feel about my body at the moment I need to be wrapped like a mummy in this stuff.  But I love the fact it improves the appearance of uneven fatty deposits, My boyfriend will kill me for this but when he saw me opening my goodies earlier he picked this up and said he was going to steal it from me and give it a go over night ha ha bless him, I will have to fight him for it I think!!

I got some other goodies in this package to that I can’t wait to try out and also eat, yep I have edible snacks too!! I have had a stressful week so I’m really looking forward to relaxing tomorrow and having some fun with my girls on twitter, I haven’t been in a twitter chat for a while and it’s just what I need, you can meet and get talking to lots of fab people and fellow bloggers in these chats it can be a right laugh so I hope to see some of you involved and come join in the fun.

Also do let me know what you love doing for a pamper and girls night in??

Thanks for reading xo

*post contains gifted items*

 

 

Although it doesn’t feel like it, summer is actually nearly here, well lets hope we get one, can never tell with the british weather can you? But I know when the weather starts to change I like to change up my makeup products to.

So I thought I would do a post all about the products I’m currently loving and products I think I will use a lot over the next few months.

If you know me at all you will know I love to glow, looking dewy and radiant is a must for me, as I do have dry skin I just prefer a more dewy look. So what better time to look greasy looking than the summer months ha! No but seriously I Think dewy skin done right look gorgeous in the summer.

I am also a massive highlighter junkie, I think highlighters, face sprays and lipsticks is definitely  what I’m into the most right now, and I dont see that changing any time soon.

Face Sprays

face sprays

  • Tarte ready set radiant
  • MAC coconut fix plus
  • Cover fx illuminating spray
  • Tarte rainforest of the sea Marine boosting mist

The Main one I’m loving out of these is the Cover Fx illuminating spray, its seriously amazing and I can’t get enough, it definitely makes my makeup and face look more glowy as it has tiny shimmer particles in, but dont worry you don’t end up with random sparkly dots on your face, the nozzle on this is amazing, it sprays like a fine mist so the shimmer is really subtle.

Highlighters

summer highlighters

  • Lottie london shimmer squad
  • Estee Lauder heat wave
  • Tarte skin twinkle volume 2
  • Jouer rose gold
  • Tarte pro glow liquid highlighter exposed

I am a massive highlighter junkie, I think since writing this post I have bought loads more, opps. But I can’t even pick a favourite out of this bunch, to be honest with you, I have been loving the Lottie london palette a lot, the top left shade is my absolute favourite, I also love the tarte highlighters, I think I will just be putting these all over my face throughout the summer months ha!

Lipsticks

nude lipsticks

  • Jeffree star daddy
  • Jouer rose gold lip topper
  • Jouer skinny dip lip topper
  • KVD ludwig
  • Kylie maliboo
  • Nip+fab biscuit
  • Milani adorable

I do love a nude lipstick, I know summer is all about bright bold lips but sometimes I just like a natural lipstick that I know will go with everything. I am loving the more pinky nudes recently but the brown nudes will always be my all time favourites. The Jouer lip toppers are definitely going to be my summer essential, These look gorgeous over the top of liquid lipstick and dont feel sticky at all, I just feel like it adds a really nice spring vibe with the sparkles.

 

  • kiko Bronzer from the summer 2.0 collection
  • Benefit Hoola
  • Still magnificent metals
  • body shop drops of sun
  • madame la la west coast bronzing serum
  • Tarte in bloom palette
  • Becca backlight priming filter
  • Buxom divine goddess luminzer
  • Bliss quench n drench moisturiser
  • L’Oreal Pro glow foundation
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer
  • SO…? Body mists

I know I’m definitely going to have more products added to this list by the end of June ha ha I have already ordered the new Jouer Skinny dip collection from Cult beauty and I have my eye on a few more bits!! What can I say? I am a little bit obsessed with makeup!

What are your spring & Summer essentials??

Thanks for reading! x

kiko summer 2.0 collection

I mean can we just take a minute and admire how beautiful and summery this packaging is!! if this doesn’t get you in the mood for summer then I dont know what will.

I actually have 2 collections here the new summer 2.0 collection and the tropical heat range. I am a huge lover of Kiko, I have a local store so I’m pretty lucky as I know it’s so hard for people to find a kiko store. I always pop in to check out the new collections. I went on saturday and was looking at the new summer range, which I fell in love with.

I really love summer its my favourite time of year,  I love all the new makeup collections that brands bring out in the summer months, I’m all for bronze, dewy and radiant skin with bright lips!

About the Collections

Tropical Heat

The Tropical heat collection is inspired by colour and vibrancy, and actually was designed by two new italian fashion designers Juan Caro and Fabio Sasso it was created in collaboration to celebrate 20 years of Kiko Milano.

This collection screams fun, playful and adventurous, with fresh, fruity and floral products and packaging it definitely gets my attention, and im loving the summer vibes It has!!

Summer 2.0

Summer 2.0 is a collection inspired by summery colours and warmth, the theme based on passion, romance with reference to earth and fire.  You can see this collection reflects summer with the vibrant colours and gorgeous rose gold packaging.  The main element of this collection is tanned complexion, with bright matte lips and pops of colour and metallics.

Tropical Heat Dewy stick

kiko tropical heat dewy stick

I did say I love to be dewy, so when I saw this dewy stick I did get very excited. It’s a wet look sheer face stick, so really you only want to add this to the places you like to be dewy, I would apply this to my cheek bones and also before I apply makeup, it’s not greasy looking or feels greasy on the skin, it’s actually really nice. Also glossy/dewy eye lids are very in at the moment for spring summer and I think this would be great for that.

Tropical heat  Primer & Fixer spray

kiko tropical heat primer & fixer

I am loving face primers and sprays at the moment, it seems like primer sprays are very in at the moment and I dont think that will change anytime soon.  Seems like every brand is coming out with primer sprays. I love that this is both a primer and fixer. Its got such a refreshing scent, I love scented face sprays, I think they’re perfect for summer. This one here is red fruits and it smells incredible.

summer 2.0 Lips & Cheek

 

kiko summer 2.0 lip and cheeks

This two in one matte lip & cheek in Tonic fuchsia can be used as a lipstick and a blush!! I love products like this as they’re perfect for travel and festivals etc and this colour is so pretty for summer. A gorgeous fuchsia pink which will suit so many skin tones. I love a matte lipstick it’s literally all I wear, so I’m really glad this is a matte formula! I’ve spotted a nude shade I’ve got my eye on next.

kiko lip swatch

 

Tropical Heat face brush

 

kiko tropical heat face brush

I am a bit of a makeup brush junkie, I have so many as I think you can never have enough, especially when you can’t be bothered to wash them ha ha. This face brush is so gorgeous and soft, I absolutely love the design on the handle it’s so pretty and summery, I will definitely be able to find this one easily in my collection. I actually think this is perfect for bronzer, blush, and loose powders. The hairs are synthetic as well so are really soft, and feel good quality. I also love white haired brushes, anyone else??

 

Summer 2.0 Bronzer

kiko summer 2.0 bronzer

 

Another product In this collection I am absolutely loving is this baked bronzer, its huge and will last me forever, which is a bonus, plus I love baked powders! I’ve got it in the shade sun celebration honey which is perfect for me, it’s not to orange or muddy looking, it’s the perfect bronzer shade for my skin tone. Bronzer in the summer is a must for me, as I fake tan and love to warm up the face. The powder is very soft and finely milled, because its baked, so its easy to blend, it also smells of vanilla which I love. If you’re into bronzer I definitely recommend this one, it’s a gorgeous little compact too plus it also comes in another shade mediterranean tan.

I love kiko, I think it’s such an amazing brand and I love the quality and price point. Some of their products are cheaper  than drugstore brands you would find in Superdrug/ boots etc but are far better quality in my opinion.

What has tempted you from this collection!? Will you be picking anything up?

Shop the full limited edition collections here

Thanks for reading beauties xo

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