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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

(107) Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows


The most requested out of my MAC videos..! For the full description on all the products mentioned open in YouTube.
Enjoy.. 

Lots of Love 
Zara
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(106) OMG Mavala Madness!


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A couple of weeks ago I attended a press day and at the end of the event we were each given a balloon, which we had to pop and inside we all had a unique number. Me being, ME.. I undid the knot sucked out all the helium (As you do) and chit chat away in that sexy high pitched voice! I didn't think anything of the magic number inside.. 

But BOY this number was magic!? Why? Because I only won the ENTIRE Mavala nail polish collection! YES - ALL OF THE COLOURS. I actually couldn't believe it, I rarely win anything and WOW this was just insane! I was so excited when they arrived, I have to say I have painted my nails like everyday since these babies arrived. Seriously there's too much choice - I think I counted 155

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Apologies in advance if this is the beginning to A LOT of Mavala nail posts. However, I do really like Mavala nail polishes. I find the consistency good, the size of the bottle is perfect (especially for travelling), they are affordable and long wearing. 

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Yesterday I wanted my nails to just look clean, you know that kind of semi sheer, milky pink, healthy looking nails. My pick was 'Wichita' I applied three coats and a top coat of Seche Vite.

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I love how pretty this colour looks, it's so simple and sometimes it's nice to have non fussy nails! 

Mavala is available HERE from Boots.


How am I going to store 155 nail polishes? HELP! 

Lots of Love
Zara
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Monday, 21 May 2012

(105) Sunday and SO much to SHARE!


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Hey lovelies.. I like to do these catch up posts on a Sunday as I feel I have lots to share. Hope you have all had a good weekend and have a great week this week. I have a FOTD for you all with some product chit chat. A lot of what I was wearing today are new products that I have been using and loving. Before I start with the make up chat thought I'd also let you know I toned down my Ombre hair, It was getting way too brassy looking for my liking. I was tempted to go back to black but I decided to tone it with a lighter brown I much prefer the look of it, It's a semi-permanent so it won't last long but I prefer it. Anyways back to the make up!

Liz Earle Make Up 

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Did you guys hear that Liz Earle has started a new make up line, I was lucky to be sent a few bits to try and so far I am really liking them. Today I used the blush in 'Peony' which is such a nice rosy cheek colour. It looked a lot darker than the blushers I would usually choose but I really like it on. I have to admit the blusher brush is also lovely, super soft with a slight angle to it which makes applying blusher a dream. 

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LE Make Up available HERE


Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curve

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I am ALWAYS up for trying a new mascara so the other day when I was in Boots I was having a little browse and I came across Max Factor's 2000 Calorie Curve. I have to say I used the original 2000 calorie mascara and I wasn't wow'd by it. The mascara I have been using more recently is a lengthening and very good for separating, however one thing I have been missing is really volumising my lashes and enhancing the curve in them. I always curl my eyelashes before applying mascara but mascaras with brushes like this really emphasise the natural curve and I find these mascaras tend to be great for volumising. I am really enjoying using this at the moment I like to use the side of the brush as opposed to the curve and it really does work!

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Available HERE and it's currently £4.99!!!


Pixi Glow - Fairy Dust 'Moonlight Luster'

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Another product I have been loving is this fairy dust by Pixi Glow, I got this at the launch event last month. This loose pigment it is the ultimate inner corner highlighter, it's just gorgeous. I apply this into the inner corner of my eyes and then blend it in to the rest of my eye make up. It really brightens up my eyes, it's subtle and I think it's perfect!

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Available HERE


Barry M Lipgloss - 2

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I don't like to think of myself as a make up snob although I am fully aware that the majority of the make up I use and buy is high end. So it excites me when I go in to drugstores and find products that I end up falling in love with. That has definitely been the case with my new favourite lipgloss by Barry M. WOW how did I not know about these? I picked this up two weeks ago and I have worn it everyday since. I love everything about it. I opted for the typical nude/brown shade.. I mean come on how can a girl go wrong with that? It has a gorgeous shimmer to it and I've been wearing this over one of my favourite lip liners by NARS '(Rosebud').

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I'm not really a glossy kind of girl but this makes me want to move over the mattes and get in to the gloss. The texture is beautiful, it glides on to the lips so effortlessly and doesn't feel sticky at all. I was actually surprised with how long this remained on my lips. Did I mention the best thing? These smell divine like vanilla and coconut and all things amazing - I just want to keep on applying it! These smell just like the Laura Mercier lip glosses. 

Available HERE.

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Face
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC44
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW35 
MAC Prep and Prime Translucent powder

Contour
NARS Casino Bronzer

Blush 
Liz Earle Peony 

Highlighter 
MAC Belightful Highlighting Powder

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Eyes 
MAC Tempting e/s on the lid
MAC Concrete e/s in the crease
Pixi Fairy Dust 'Moonlight Luster' in the inner corner
Inglot Gel Liner in 77 Black 
Liz Earle Black Eyeliner in the waterline 
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curve Mascara

Lips
NARS Rosebud Lip Liner
Barry M Lipgloss '2'

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Woah that felt like a big post! Hope you guys like.. what have been your favourite products lately? 

Lots of Love

Zara
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Sunday, 20 May 2012

(104) Groupon Giveaway

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Hey guys hope you are all attempting to enjoy this Gloomy weekend in London. I thought I would take this opportunity to do a quick Giveaway and today I have teamed up with Groupon to give one reader a £20 gift voucher and another reader a £10 gift voucher. For those of you who are unaware Groupon is a site that let's you buy experiences, goods and getaways for a fraction of the price. I had some great Groupon experiences and thought this would be a good way for you guys to get involved!

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED

Lots of Love 

Zara
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Saturday, 19 May 2012

(103) Kim Kardashian True Reflection Press Launch

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Yesterday I was invited down to the Rose club in London to celebrate the launch of Kim Kardashian's latest fragrance.If you read about my first encounter with Kim K you will know that I wasn't overly impressed with her debut fragrance or her vacant/not-really-all there personality! This time round one of those things changed and that was my thoughts on her latest fragrance (Sorry to disappoint!)


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'True Reflection' is Kim Kardashians fourth fragrance and in my opinion probably the best! The scent of this perfume is very sweet, Summery and girly - Just my sort of fragrance. This scent is far from the heavy, floral scent of Kim Kardashian's first fragrance. Instead, to me this has a much lighter and feminine feel. I think it's a good mix of fruity, floral notes balanced out by base notes of musk, patchouli and woods. I know I will be wearing this fragrance for sure and I really like the design of the bottle - this one is defineltey a winner for me!


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Kim Kardashian looked as beautiful as you would expect her to. From the first time I met her I knew how immaculately groomed she was and this time was no different. She wore a lace black and red ensemble with Tom Ford heels. I took a sneaky pic of the shoes when we sat with her for a chat about her inspiration behind this fragrance. Her make up was flawless - A heavily contoured face, sparkly smokey navy eye, full on lashes and a typically nude Kim lip. Even though we sat down and engaged with her I still found her to be very vacant, I almost feel as if she doesn't talk to ensure there's never a bad photo of her - REAL TALK!


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Kim Kardashian True Reflection is available exclusively at Debenhams and will be available nationwide from June 2012. 


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The event was sponsored by Midori and I love my new phone case from Midori that was in my goody bag - So Summery!

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What do you think about Kim K? Will you be trying this?

Lots of Love 

Zara
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Thursday, 17 May 2012

(102) Top 5 Favourite MAC Blushers


Hey lovelies.. My latest video is my Top 5 Favourite blushers! These are more my Spring/Summer favourites. Open in YouTube to see the full description below. 

Hope you enjoy.. 

Lots of Love 

Zara
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(101) L'Occitane - Almond Beautiful Shape


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If you are a regular reader of my blog then you will know how much I adore the L'occitane Almond shower oil. I was so excited to hear about the new products that are part of the almond range. I love the scent, the textures and the results of L'occitane products. Every year around this time I get a little more body conscious for the forthcoming Summer months and I always love to use products that help diminish the appearance of cellulite. These blog posts always end up being a little controversial. As we all know that there is no real cure for cellulite, however I find something really reassuring about using creams like this (even if it is just for that firming feeling). The ' Almond Beautiful Shape'is probably one of the most luxurious smelling cellulite products I have used - it smells delicious. Another thing that I really like is the consistency of this product as it is a cross between a gel and a cream. I love that this product uses naturally active ingredients to smooth, firm and reduce the appearance of cellulite. 

I am going to use this daily to see if I loose any Cms. Apparently it's clinically tested with daily use of this product you can potentially loose  up to 3.3 cms off your thighs! YES PLEASE! This was voted 'Best cellulite treatment' by the Beauty Bible. 

I will let you know how it goes.. Have any of you tried anything from the Almond range? What about cellulite treatments? Do you use them? What are your thoughts?

The Almond Beautiful Shape is available HERE.

Lots of Love 
Zara
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Monday, 14 May 2012

(100) Instagramming Part 14..


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1.Nandos Cous Cous salad w Halloumi 2. Arm Candy 3. Mf x Mf <3 4. Ghostly! 5. Pure PR Press Day 6. Fam <3 7.Harrods Press Day 8. Double Sided 9. Choc Cake at Harrods mm! 10.Summer Press Day 11. Best surprise of last week MFlowww <3 12. F21 Finds 13. MAC Face charts from the BAFTA event 14. Finally Sunshine 15. Mouldy Mama 16. Mango and Melon 17. Sunny Sunday in London 18. Glossy's arm candy 19. Naughty chinese with Glossy! 20. Sorting out Glossy's accessories!! 21. THE REJECTS! 22. Impromptu trip for Bubble Tea with Tali 23. Bubblin' 24. Bubbles 


Hello my fellow fruits! Firstly hope everyone is well, secondly what do you all think of the new layout? Are you happier with a white background! I absolutely love this layout and I have the gorgeous LaaLaa from Dolce Vanity to thank! It's turned out just how I wanted it to. Last week was super busy, I had so many press events and spent so much time with friends. It was perfect just what I needed, I was so excited that one of my closest friends Flow was over visiting for Belgium. I dragged her along to some events with me so I could get to spend some time with her. Wande also joined us was good fun! I also spent some quality time with my gorgeous Glossy, love her! This week is another busy one and I'm already exhausted! 

Hope you guys have a fab week! Let me know what you think of the layout? 

Lots of Love 

Zara 
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