15 July 2018

Afternoon tea with Cover FX

What’s up everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you my experience of an incredible event I was fortunate enough to attend this week with vegan makeup brand Cover FX. To receive an invite for a brand I already fangirl over made my year! 

Big smiles with Trevor O’Keefe Director of Artistry for Cover FX 

It was fantastic to meet beauty and fashion blogger Gabriella Grigo! 

 So if you don’t know a whole heap about the brand Cover FX then I’m about to fill you in. They are all about creating high-performing formulas that are innovative and customisable. During my afternoon with Trevor O’Keefe (UK Director of Artistry for Cover Fx) I discovered that the brand really focus what’s in their products to ensure the makeup they produce is good for your skin and won’t create more skin issues. Free from the “Inflammatory Five”  the brand ensure the products don’t include fragrance, gluten, parabans, mineral oil or talc. This means not only are they free from skin haters but are also vegan and cruelty free (a must in my book)! 

 One of the most important points I took away from Trevor is that it’s all about how you feel when you wear makeup. We all have different application, shade and style preferences, so it’s really about how confident we feel when we make those choices. And with an impressive range of 5 primers, 6 correctors and 40 foundation shades why wouldn’t we feel confident?! 

 Alongside our introduction to their new Power Play Foundation, we had a gorgeous vegan afternoon tea complete with vegan prosecco and I was mesmerised as Trevor talked us through an entire base application with a beautiful Cover FX model. 

 One of my tips I took away from the session was to use your powered brush to press and roll your setting powder, to ensure the product is really set into the skin.  Trevor also said the most beneficial places on your facebto highlight are the brow bone, Cupid’s bow and tops of cheekbones and a dab on the tip of the nose. 

Power Play Foundation is a matte foundation that has completely weightless coverage providing sweatproof all day wear, shine control along with environmental protection. I am a huge advocate for brands having a diverse shade range and Cover FX did just that with 40 shades available! The undertones available are pink, neutral and golden, so there really is something for everyone. I was fortunate enough to be matched by the experts to my custom shade and will be posting an in depth review of the foundation once it’s fully trialled and tested by moi! 

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and if you have any products from Cover FX you would recommend please let me know. 

You can now shop Cover FX in Selfridges Beauty Department Birmingham and here at Cult Beauty 

1 July 2018

Splash Botanics by Zoella Beauty

So I honestly hadn’t planned on picking up Zoella’s new beauty range, until I was passing through my local Superdrug and the packaging reached out to me. It was a complete impulse purchase but I’m glad I caved.  

The new Splash Botanics products are adorned with palm leaves and smells ultra fresh. What’s not to love?

Zoella So Soft Lip Oil | 8ml for £5 | Find it here

This is absolutely the product I enjoyed using most from the bits I picked up. A hydrating, cherry scented lip oil which contains nourishing almond, jojoba and argan oils. It leaves my lips soft but not sticky or greasy. The cherry scent of the oil did surprise me, considering the fresh theme of the collection. But in one of her vlogs Zoe said it reminded her of “Baby All Gone” (90s kids will know!) and now the smell takes me back to being a child at Christmas when I received that very doll. 

Zoella Quench Me Moisturising Body Sorbet | 200ml for £7 | Find it here

This left my skin feeling really cool when I applied it after being outside in the sunshine all day. My top tip is to pop it in the fridge! It has a light, gel-like consistency and doesn’t leave any sticky, thick residue behind. The ingredients contain hydrating coconut water andradiance-boosting lychee. 

Zoella Botanic'EAU Body Mist| 45ml for £8 | Find it here

Ideal to simply pop in my bag for everyday use during the summer. A light, fresh fragrance that isn’t remotely sickly or overly floral. Highlighted with freesia and delicate iris flowers, this is lovely to mist on top of skin after applying the body sorbet to ensure the smell lingers for that little bit longer. 

24 June 2018

Budget Fashion with George at Asda

Hey everyone! 

I hope you’ve all soaked up the sunshine and spent a happy weekend with people you love, doing what makes you smile. This is going to be a short and sweet post to shout about George for Asda clothing. They have a brand new range out - the Mykonos range featuring some stunning summer essentials. I was fortunate enough to be sent this beautiful stripe dress with a quirky tassel detail which is a steal for only £18! 

Find it here

It’s such a cool, relaxed fit and I actually wore it to a BBQ this weekend (it fell perfectly over my food belly!). I can’t wait to pick up some more pieces from the collection, especially the linen culottes! 

Let me know what you have your eye on from the collection!