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Friday, 17 April 2015

One Night in London with All Time Low


Disclaimer- Content heavy post
       
  


I haven't blogged about any concerts before which kinda sucks because 2014 was probably the highlight of my life (in terms of concert-attending if that's a word "_). The typical broke students we are, me and my flatmates decided to spend all our money last year on concert tickets but I have to admit, it was hella worth it! So from now on I'm going to blog about all the concerts I am lucky to go to because I love reading about other peoples experiences and well, I love music. My choice of music however is extremely varied, I like pretty much everything with only a few exceptions (heavy metal, techno...) meh. Like legit, the next tickets I wanted to buy were for J Cole in May but unfortunately I don't think I'll get to go...
(✖╭╮✖)

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Pale Pink, Rose Gold & Nude Tones


   
   
   
   
   
   
   


SPRING OBSESSIONS

Call me crazy but don't you guys think that Spring is so magical and like a fresh new start. Waking up to the sun these past few days has been a treat, especially in London. This wishlist basically includes all the fashion, technology, home and beauty items I've seen online and have been obsessing over this past month. I'm sure you can already tell that majority of the items have the same theme going on ^‿^ 

TOP 10 WISHLIST

Adidas Superstar 80's
Steve Madden Nude Heeled Sandals
YSL Clutch
Longchamps Le Pliage Backpack
Michael Kors Rose Gold Bangle
Apple Watch
D&G Rose the One
Zoeva Rose Gold Brushes Vol. 2
MAC Soar Lip Pencil
MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

Wish I could have them all *cry face*...


What are your spring obessions?
Keeks xx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The Beauty Kitchen



"100% Natural, 100% Effective, 100% Affordable" - The Beauty Kitchen


I've only recently discovered the Beauty Kitchen and so far I must admit I am very impressed! Not only do their products contain 100% natural ingredients, they smell amazing and are freshly made in the UK. The products also have no parabens, sulphates or synthetic fragrances which means even their amazingly sweet fragrances are natural too! I was lucky enough to try a few products from the new Inspire Me range by the Beauty Kitchen...


Inspire Me Brightening and Toning Body Soufflé 200ml (£14.99)

I like switching up my moisturizers every so often and luckily, this body soufflé came through just in time. It smells fresh and zesty, perfect for this mid-spring weather. It somewhat reminds me of the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush products (here) but with a lighter, natural and less sugary scent. The soufflé has a light, whipped consistency sort of like aqueous cream and soaks right up into my skin with no greasy or oily residue, which is why I love it so much. The packaging is also on point; it comes in a reusable glass jar with an air-tight seal to keep the product fresh for longer. I do love this body soufflé very much but at £15 for 200ml, it can be a little expensive for some as an everyday moisturizer. However with 100% all natural products and recycled packaging, you're looking after the environment and getting the best quality ingredients for your skin!


Key Ingredients
Cocoa Butter - deep hydration & reduces stretch marks and signs of ageing
Grapefruit - high in anti-oxidants, vitamin C and great for combating cellulite
Abyssinian Oil - light, non-greasy
Shea Butter
Sunflower Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Lemongrass
Spearmint
Peppermint
Basil
Sweet Fennel
Mandarin Red



Inspire Me Citrus Wonder Balm 10ml (£2.99)

Just when I thought I couldn't love anything more than my Carmex, this little baby comes along and makes me question my whole existence! The wonder balm comes in a nifty little tin which you can take anywhere and everywhere to tame the odd dry lips or dry bits (e.g. flaky nose, dehydrated spots). The main thing I love about this product is that it soaks into my skin instantly and leaves no greasy residue, making it an amazing lip primer/base for my matte lipsticks. Now I no longer have to wait 5-10 minutes for my Carmex to completely disappear, I can just use this Wonder Balm. I also love that the tin is flat, so unlike the usual round lip pots, I can put it in my pocket or my purse without it looking too bulky or taking up too much space. All in all, I love this product very much (maybe a little more than the soufflé ≧◡≦) and comparing the £2.99 price tag to the £13 I usually pay for MAC Prep + Prime Lip, you can't really go wrong!

Key Ingredients
Cocoa Butter - perfect for stretch marks and very dry skin
Beeswax - vitamin A, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties 
Olive Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil... 
(following the same Inspire Me scent as the soufflé)



The Inspire Me range is available from Holland & Barrett stores nationwide, and online at www.hollandandbarrett.com and www.beautykitchen.co.uk


What are your thoughts?
Keeks xx

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Touch | Cloud Nine



C9 Touch Straighteners (RRP £99) HERE


FEATURES

- mineral infused ceramic plates
- two speed settings (165/195°C)
button-less
- 2.6m cord
- instant heat
- automatic hibernation mode after 30 secs of inactivity


MY THOUGHTS

(Prepare for the babbling...)
I've owned the C9 Touch for about 6 months now and I'm absolutely in love (sincere apologies to my beloved Babyliss irons). It's innovative, easy to use and really lightweight so I have no problem taking it along when travelling to and from uni. Using it is so simple, there are no extra attachments required and everyone who has seen my straighteners has oo-ed and ahh-ed. The button-less feature is a unique and appealing function; tapping the plates together once gets the heat going instantly and two to three taps adjusts the temperature. The most amazing part is that the after 30 seconds of inactivity, the C9 touch is automatically disabled but will heat up instantly when you start using it again. This makes it so much more safer for first time users, family friendly homes, and  extremely forgetful people like me! 

However, one thing which may bother some people is that the Touch only has 2 heat settings as opposed to their other irons, which is a little disappointing as my previous straighteners had 3. I think this is because Cloud 9 have a 'less heat, more style' philosophy towards their products. I also didn't get a heat mat with the Touch, however I believe that this is now included with all C9 irons. The price tag is quite decent for how unique and innovative the straighteners are; but I do think they could look and feel a bit more luxurious as they look quite plain for such a cool pair of straighteners.


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THE GOOD STUFF

+ Perfect gift for teens, parents of young children, beauty & tech lovers etc.
+ Easy to use, no complicated instructions
+ Instant heat up even after sleep mode
+ Sturdy, durable compact & lightweight


THE BAD STUFF

- Not the best looking pair of straighteners available
- Only 2 heat settings

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Would you try the C9 Touch?
Keeks xx


Monday, 2 March 2015

Batiste Dry Conditioning Mist



I was given the Batiste Conditioning Mist in a care package a few months back and it has become a sequel to the infamous Dry Shampoos (read more). After discovering the existence of dry shampoos, I assumed things couldn't get better in the hair department in terms of quick and easy styling. Batiste, however, have proven me wrong yet again. How amazing is it that the product which eliminates excess oil from the scalp have created has a part two which eliminates dryness from the ends?!

I have that greasy roots but dry ends kinda hair and this is the perfect in between product. Using serums post dry shampoo makes my locks really greasy and if I go cold turkey, my ends are straw dry. The mist leaves my hair feeling softer, more manageable but without the heaviness of a hair serum.


TIPS
•  This product is intended for dry hair (not wet)
• May work for thin/thick hair with dry, brittle ends, frizz or flyaways
• Non-greasy compared to serums and hair oils
• Perfect compliment to the original dry shampoos; however may appear a little greasy if combined with Batiste Strength & Shine, Care & Vitality or Nourish & Enrich as they all hold moistening properties.

Keeks xx

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SHOP
Batiste Dry Conditioning Mist 200ml (RRP £3.99) HERE
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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Sunday Steals: Sleek Eau La La Liners



It's finally spring!
What better way to start off March than with a fabulous Sunday steal? I found these Sleek liners on the Boots website and I AM IN LOVE. Searching for the continuously sold out MAC liners have been such a mission but these babies have put my search to a halt. The Sleek Eau La La liners come in 12 different colours and retail for £4.99.


PRICE

Sleek are known for their amazingly pigmented products at affordable prices and these liners have not let me down. I purchased the Eau La La liners when they were on offer and the cost of buying these 4 liners together ended up cheaper than one MAC lip pencil so I was definitely impressed with the price.


QUALITY

The liners claim to be both water and smudge proof and where I find that this isn't 100% accurate, I can admit that they are somewhat water/smudge resistant. The formula is creamy when applied and sets to a matte finish. The colors are also very pigmented and when used as a lip liner, doesn't feather around the mouth.


OVERALL

I am beyond impressed with these liners and the versatility of the product itself. The liners can be used on the lips or on the eyes, with a variety of colors to compliment this. I purchased the shades Lingerie, Dragon Fruit, Venom and Raisin which are all great colours - my faves are Lingerie (perfect for day wear) and Raisin (the perfect companion for my MAC Rebel). I cannot wait to try some the remaining shades, possibly noir as a khol liner?

Keeks xx

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SHOP
Sleek Eau La La Liner (RRP £4.99) HERE
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