Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bobbi Brown: No Smudge Mascara


Now, I tend not to do too many beauty product posts, so when I decide to get typing about something, its usually because it's brand new and a bit of a novelty, or it's actually very good. This is about the latter. The Bobbi Brown, No Smudge Mascara is possibly the best mascara ever - I'm putting it out there...

With the minor exception that it takes a bit of work to remove the product, my lashes have never looked so long and full when wearing this mascara and true to its name, it doesn't smudge and stays put all day. 

Apparently, if you use this mascara over any other it makes it waterproof - voila - a versatile product too.





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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

20 things from Friends at 20.



20 things from Friends, we should never forget.

1. Coffee is everything. Fullstop.
2. OH....MY....GOD cannot be claimed by Essex.
3. Living next door to your best friends is the dream.
4. The are they/aren't they relationship started way back when Ross met Rachel.
5. Christmas turkey's are for eating not wearing
6. Lobster is an official way to describe love.
7. Hello Italian-lothario stereotype.
8. Don't bet your flat on a game.
9. Mac and cheese is great to eat...not so great for a TV show.
10. Plane phalange phobia is a thing.
11. Being a Dr of Paleontologist does not mean you can practice medicine!
12. Ad-hock songs and guitars bring fond memories.
13. Saying the wrong name at the alter is a no-no.
14. Teeth-whitening is suddenly a thing - a glow in the dark thing.
15. They know that we know that they know - it's still confusing.
16. Having a booth spray tan is a decision that should not be taken lightly.
17. Being on a break was made an official "get out" clause.
18. Starting sentences with "The one when..." is a norm.
19. You can speak French...just ask Joey.
20. If in doubt -coffee.


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Office Ideas...

For any business the office environment is an essential part of creating an inspired and happy workforce. We've scoured business' offices with our favourite office inspirations pictured below:










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Sunday, September 14, 2014

OSKIA






The OSKIA range was something new to me along the shelves in SpaceNK - Oskia is a completely natural skin care brand. A British-brand based in South West London, using MSM known as the 'Beauty Mineral' a natural form of organic sulphur that boasts properties such as collagen producing, circulation promotion and decreases inflammation. I tried the perfect cleansing balm and the hand cream to see what they were like.

The Perfect cleanser is the dreamiest of cleansing balms. Some are too greasy and leave a film on the skin, others just don't seem to penetrate far enough to deeply clean, yet this is the best balm I have tried yet! It has a distinct coconut scent, that isn't too over powering and feels sublimely luxury for a facial massage before add water to create a milk-like consistency and rinse then tissue off. A pea sized amount is enough for a whole face cleanse so the product, although at the top end of my limit for cleansers, does tend to last a few months before repurchasing.

The Renaissance hand cream is a divine pastel pink shade scented with rose and camomile, luxurious in a light and hydrating way. Needless to say, its my desk staple hand cream and my go-to moisturiser.

Have you tried the Oskia range or another brand in Space NK that I just have to try? Let me know & comment just below!


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

London Fashion Week kicks off: here's what to watch out for...


So New York have officially passed on the fashion torch to London as fashion week kicks off today in the capital. Highlights to look out for are:
    Accessories designer Sophia Webster's AW14 presentation
  • The ever nineties-bubblegum accessories designer, Sophia Webster's SS15 presentation the morning of Sunday 14th
  • Arm-candy brand Mulberry hold their presentation all day on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th
We are looking forward to all of the MUA action so keep a look out for posts and on our social media channels twitter & instagram for more of this...







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Sunday, September 7, 2014

MUAs you have to know...


Francois Nars 
Founder of NARS cosmetics, after working on editorials for Vogue, ELLE, American Vogue and Vogue Italia in addition to celebrity work with supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista - he was the go-to for an MUA. He started Nars with 12 lipsticks sold in Barneys, New York when he was disappointed with the selection of products available for makeup artists.


Pat McGrath

Nottingham born McGrath is one of the industry's most respected MUAs. Despite having no formal training, McGrath is the Beauty Director for i-D Magazine. She is also the global cosmetics creative design director for Procter & Gamble, the name behind make-up brands including Max Factor, Dolce & Gabbana, CoverGirl and SK-II.


Lisa Eldridge

Creative Director of the Boots No.7 range and ELLE magazine's resident 'Beauty Guru' Lisa Eldridge is a firm favourite of many a-list celebrities. Kate Winslet, Alexa Chung, Sophie Dahl and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to name just a few are names on Lisa's rosta. With her YouTube channel, Eldridge shares some of her expertise and signature looks.


Charlotte Tilbury

Raised in Ibiza, Tilbury was surrounded by creativity before deciding to undertake a career in this field. Professionally trained at the Glauca Rossi School of Make-up before making her mark on the industry in the nineties, amidst the era of the 'supermodel'. Tilbury recently launched her own cosmetics line and continues to work on editorial and boasts a celebrity rosta of the likes of Kate Moss.



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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Five websites any social media geek should know...


So you confess you are a social media geek, obsessed with Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. But, do you know the five essential social media sites?

We run them down for you, so don't forget to check them out!


 

The bible of social media and technical updates. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world.

 The Guardian social media site is full of topical debate on issues surrounding social media and digital networks. Articles for tips and advice for users, businesses and agencies are a useful tool for acquiring yourself with the necessary how to's.

The Huffington Post social media site keeps you up-to-date with all of the latest app, tech and tips for strategic success. It's a go-to for social crisis management changing a Facebook status to "in a relationship" or then back to "single!"



Social Media Today combines webinars with training and eBooks to teach social media techniques, tips and business use. It combines blog content, news and an events schedule to be a one-stop destination for everything social on digital channels.



This one kind of does what it says on the tin. But here's the website. Social Media week starts on September 22nd, a date for the social media workers and obsessed among you. Get involved and attend a conference, join the conversation on social media channels and spread the digital word!

For all of you that were completely well versed in the above, you know your stuff. But for those of you who are visiting these sites for the first time, keep them on your resource radar for social media info!




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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The best PR tumblr blogs of all time...


If you work in PR, these will make you laugh and cry. 
Possibly at the same time.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

6 tips to be a hipster.




No longer confined to the streets of N1...the 'hipster' look is taking over cities and venturing into work places. The 'hipster' beard has even found its way on to the Bake Off in the presence of Lady Berry. So here is our tips to be a hipster...

1. Wear plaid. It's like the mod's skin head. No hipster is complete without a little plaid, get yourself to a local charity shop and stock up on a seven-day supply of plaid shirts.

2. Don't forget the beard. Obviously, we don't want to stereotype, but presume this is for the male hipsters among you. Apparently, for hipsters, the bigger the better. Gimli from Lord of the Rings must be your actual beard muse, but you claim its all about Ricky Hall!


3. Talking of Ricky Hall, he is now your number one crush and has nearly knocked Gosling out of the park.

4. Roll up, roll up. We are non-smokers here so we are completely referring to the trouser. Roll up jeans or the chino to flash a little ankle.

5. The roll up and the ankle flash brings us quite nicely to the no sock wearing rules. Prepare for smelly shoes and blisters, but socks just ruin the ankle flash vibe.

6. Don't forget the obligatory tattoos. There are no limits, sleeves for the boys, scripts or little doodle dot-to-dots for the ladies. Tats are back for hipsters.

7. Wear distressed denim. Dig out that old 80's denim jacket in a bleach wash and get your ripped jeans on. If you dare double up on denim and throw caution to the wind.


Now you are set for the hipster life, go east to the Hoxton-mothership!


All images from www.pinterest.com


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