I Have A Model

Hello Lovelies, 

I just wanted to share the exciting news that I willing victim… I mean model, to help me out with future videos. She’s very beautiful and I hope you’ll love her.

I’d like to ask you guys what you’d like to see from us? I was thinking of doing a tutorial on how to may your lips look fuller without any weird suction/tingle techniques so let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in. Plus anything you’ve got your heart set on! Drugstore based tutorials… Orrrr something that I’ve seen requested a lot is a comparison between YSL’s foundations? The Teint Touche Eclat and the Youth Liberator? 

Anyway my dears, drop me a comment and I shall form your wishes into a reality. 

Love, Bonnie xx

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Make-Up Musings

Hello Lovelies,

I confess that since postly weekly has begun I have been itching to write almost every day. It’s funny how when you become so passionate about something, it can begin to lose the shine after awhile.. Like listening to your favourite song on repeat over and over and over again.
Make-up and I have the same relationship. I go through stages of not wanting anything on face at all to spending an hour perfecting a smokey eye. It’s funny also that make-up has become such an integral part of society.. And not always in a positive way. A girl at school daring to let a spot breathe is deemed ugly, a new mother with no time and a naked face deemed unkept, a mature woman letting her laughter lines show deemed old and tired.
Isn’t it funny how the very thing shown to the public that should tell a story of our lives is, in fact no more than a work of fiction.
Now don’t get me wrong, make-up is one of my biggest passions. I use it to make me feel confident, noticed and maybe even a little bit sexy (oo-er).

What I’m trying to get across to you ladies is that make-up doesn’t have to rule your life. We are all beautiful. When we can come to realise that a face is just a face, a tool for expression, emotion, communication we will wonder why we were ever so worried about making ourselves look like something we are not. Life is too short to cover all our imperfections, we need to learn to love them.

I’m challenging myself at the moment; to look at myself without make-up on, in the mirror, every single day. And do you know what? It’s working. You don’t need to think you’re God’s gift to the world to have a little self confidence. When I get the occasional compliment I still blush like an idiot and don’t believe it. But seeing your naked face and being happy with, I think that’s where self peace originates. Because if you’re happy with what you have, it’s one of the most beautiful things to behold.

So, my lovely, as you sit here reading this cringy and deep blog post, remind yourself of the things you love about yourself, and challenge yourself to do so every day. It’s something we can all benefit from.

Love, Bonnie xx

January Favourites – Links to Products

Hello Lovelies!

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet as there is an accompanying video to this post but it is currently gluing itself together.. or something? I’m not really sure but there’s a long loading bar and it’s taking it’s sweet time to load that’s for sure.
Another niggle today is the fact that apparently Luvocracy just wasn’t made for Mac. I thought I was being clever organising my favourites into one simple collection for you but that’s not going to work… (believe me I’ve spent the last hour trying to make it do just that!).

Anyyyyyyway – I thought I’d go back to the old-fashioned of doing it and give you to the links to each individual item. If you want to hear me speil on about all them, stay tuned tomorrow!

Naked Care Mild Shampoo

Soap and Glory Butter Yourself Moisture Lotion

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream

Dr Organic Dead Sea Mineral Eye Rescue Rollerball 

NARS Laguna Bronzer

Eyeko Eye Do Mascara

Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Eyebrow Pencil

Non Beauty Items:

John Grisham – The Testament

Vivienne Westwood Foggy Tweed Long Coat (picture only)

I hope you enjoy the video!
Love, Bonnie xx

The Forgotten Post

Hello Lovelies!

I’ve just been looking through my little archive of photos on my hard-drive, all eagerly waiting to be turned into a post for your delectation and noticed a photo AND a draft Word document that should have been posted 3 weeks ago!! How on earth did THAT happen?
Anyway, I’ve found it now and you’ll be pleased to know I’ve also tidied up that pesky hard-drive and future post-losses should be greatly diminished now! 
This post is about a couple of products from my trusty ol’ space.nk. They are two products I’ve never really tried before by my-oh-my ladies and gents, I can’t live without them now. Both cult beauty buys and absolutely worth their rather wince-inducing prices and also oh-so perrrdy.
NARS and Laura Mercier – you bring it!

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These two beauties are the much sought after NARS Laguna Bronzer and the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. I’ve used both of them nearly every day since their purchase and I’m absolutely loving them. Not much more needs to be said!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Stay tuned for a couple of reviews this week: Plum lipstick and nail-growth tactics! 
Love, Bonnie xx

REVIEW: John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo and Conditioner

Hello Lovelies!

I hope this post finds you well and you survived the Monday Madness! I’m going to talk a little haircare today which I think might be the first time this has happened on my blog! 
My hair is a rather dark brown with natural colour fluctuation but nothing exciting. The whole idea of the John Frieda products are that they lift your colour and enhance natural highlights etc. They do a version for coloured hair and a version for non-coloured, like mine. 
The bottles are 250ml and cost £5.99 each; a little pricey but you have to remember that this is a salon brand and also more of a sophisticated hair washing system than your normal H&S Shampoo for £1.99. If you shop savvy it’s quite possible to pick up 3 for 2 and Buy One Get One Half Price offers. 

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The smell of the products is heavenly; somewhere between chocolate and a floral kind of scent. Like those infusion chocolate bars that Montezuma’s do! The shampoo is a clear brown gel, quite a light consistency but easy to work with. You need to hold your hands over your head as you distribute the product between them otherwise the shampoo will make a run for it down the plughole. It doesn’t strip the hair, i.e. you won’t get that “squeaky clean”, which is good because if your hair squeaks when you pull the water out; you’ve washed it too much. However, saying that, don’t go thinking this doesn’t wash your hair properly because it leaves your hair really soft and light – I get the best blow-dry results from using this combination.
The conditioner is a thick, whipped consistency, Latte coloured and with a very similar scent to the shampoo. The conditioner leaves your hair feeling uber silky, you really feel like it’s giving your hair some good nourishment! It’s not too heavy-weight so if your hair is very damaged you may need to mix it with a mask or something. However if you have fine hair, this should be fine for you and not weigh down hair too much.

All in all this is the best shampoo and conditioner I’ve discovered for years and I think I may actually become a loyal customer! Normally I’ll buy whatever is cheapest but this combination is truly delightful.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post! Make sure to click the “like” button if you did! Also, the follow button is there if you want to keep up to date with all my latest posts. 
Love, Bonnie xx

Face of the Day!

Hello Lovelies!

How lucky are you?! Two posts in as many days! Today’s post is just a little insight into what I’m going to be slapping on my face today. It’s a pretty standard day – go to work and then an evening in with the famalam. Therefore it’s a pretty standard look (to go with my pretty standard day, you see?), a little bit bronzy, a naked eye and a flush of pink on the lips. Lovely.

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Well, well, well, what do we have here? From left to right: NARS Laguna Bronzer, YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B50, Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Pencil, Miss Sporty “Clear” Mascara, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-2, Clarins Instant Concealer in 02, MaxFactor Clump Defy Mascara in Black, Daniel Sandler Retexturising Face Primer SPF 20 and Max Factor Lipstick in 827 Bewitching Coral.

This is probably one of the easiest make-up looks to achieve and takes about 10 minutes to complete. I take a long time on my base as making my skin look healthy and glowy is top on my list of things to do in the morning. 
I really hope you enjoyed reading this post! Don’t forget to hit the like button if you liked it and follow me for more posts like this!
Love, Bonnie xx

REVIEW: Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Pencil

Hello Lovelies!

Today’s post focuses on one of the great loves of my life – eyebrows. I never took them seriously before Cara came along but now there is rarely an occasion that I leave the house without thickening them up a bit. Now I’m not talking a full on Scouse-brow, that’s not something a South-East girl does! But a little bit of filling in and shaping? I’m down for that thankyou very much… And it seems I have found a winner that not only shapes and fills to perfection but comes in at a purse friendly £10.00 and in 3 colours – even blonde gals can have luscious brows!  Read on ladies, and discover your brows’ soulmate…

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My previous love in the brow department was a combination of Kevyn Aucoin’s The Precision Eyebrow Pencil and Wet’n’Wild’s brow duo. I found the pencil to be a little fake-looking for my liking and I rarely achieved the true shape I wanted. What’s so great about the Soap and Glory pencil is that it has a felt tip on one end – it mimics the look of hair and allows you to achieve a really natural looking thick brow. The pencil on the other end is perfect for bulking out eyebrows and making them look thicker. It’s also a waxy texture so it holds hairs in place. When using this pencil duo I don’t feel the need to finish off with powder as they are thick enough just from using the duo. 

I really hope you enjoyed this post! I have some more reviews coming up.. The perfect plum lipstick (ppssssst – it’s from the drugstore!), my thoughts on a cult NARS product and my product to banish your blemishes. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and good luck and keep soldiering on to those of you joining me in the monotony of Monday!
Love, Bonnie xx