Elemis is Everything

Usually when I am sent products such as clothes, makeup and hair products, I use them immediately and form an instant opinion for my reviews. However, when Beauty Expert got in touch with their Elemis Biotec regime, I knew that this wouldn’t be just your average review. Over the past 6 weeks I have been using the Biotec range and now I want to tell you why Elemis is everything.
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Elemis is a longstanding British brand and I’ve always seen their products used in spas and salons. Before now, I had tried some of their body moisturisers and so I knew that it was a brand I got along well with. Beauty Expert kindly sent me 3 products from the Biotec range:
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This range is predominantly an anti-ageing regime. There wasn’t a better time to try it out since I have recently been feeling more concerned about my skin and wanting to maintain its youthfulness (now that I’m closer to 30 than I am 20!). The cleanser contains electrolytes and minerals which help to energise the skin. It has a very earthy scent and contains nutmeg along with multiple fruit oils for an amazing smell. I apply 2 pumps to my face and add water to create a lather-
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This helps to cleanse, get rid of impurities and oils as well as rebalance my skin.
Now I’m prepped and ready for the day cream!
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The day and night cream have one pump but two different compartments. They contain zinc and copper which help keep everything vitalised- just what I have been looking for! I tried out a brand new technique and took some shots underwater, I think they came out pretty well!
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I absolutely love the Elemis Biotech range. It’s so soft on my sensitive skin and I have really noticed a difference in my complexion. It’s definitely more balanced and always feels nourished after my Elemis routine.
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So that’s why Elemis is everything right now, it’s my go-to choice for a cleanser, moisturiser and skin booster all in these three products. You should definitely have a go yourself and these are available to buy from Beauty Expert!

 

Saharasplash X

 

If you enjoyed Elemis is everything, why not take a look at my post on Dove here
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All Doved Up for a Change

So recently I have been rushed off my feet with hardly any time to slow down to even think about what I’m doing. What little time I do have outside of working hours I spend blogging and out and about in London at events. This is not a bad thing at all though, I love it and am so excited to start blogging full time as of next month! So I’m taking the leap and leaving my full time job, very scary indeed! I just can’t fit it all in anymore as hard as I try. This post is all about how I’ve partnered with Dove who keep me staying super fresh as I balance my everyday working life plus all the blogging in between! Here’s how I’m All Doved Up for a Change:
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Dove has always been my go-to brand for an anti-perspirant, it works so well with my sensitive skin with 1/4 moisturiser in their deodorants. It also has the staying power I need in so many lovely scents. Right now I’m using the Dove original 48 hour protection spray in a compressed can, I love it so much!
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So here’s where the day begins, I quickly spray, it’s in my bag and away I go to work and then onto 2 fabulous blogging events back to back! All Doved Up for a Change_-28
After my 8 hour office day, I’m heading stright for the Ham Yard Hotel. I am wearing a sleeveless co ord set from House of Celeb Boutique, my underarms are feeling smooth and great at 6pm still as I arrive at the Palmers coconut escape event.
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The Coconut escape is fabulous, signature cocktails on a rooftop bar and this coconut oil formula collection on display had me wanting to stay forever. But, it was time to move onto the next event…
I arrive at the brand new LashBar store for 7.30pm. They have just opened up a Lash and Brow Bar, and I am so excited to see the new store.
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Treatments are underway to celebrate the new opening as well as offering guests the chance to try out the new semi permanent lash extensions ‘Russian Varia’. I go for a classic look and have individual lashes placed at the ends of my eyeslashes. The staff are lovely and here is a shot I took of one of the guests having the Russian Varia lashes done: All Doved Up for a Change_-12
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The time is now 8.30pm and I’m on my way home. It’s been an incredible (but busy day) and although I am so tired, I did not break a sweat all day thanks to Dove.
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I’m definitely all Doved up for a change in my life, and now that I’m leaving my job to start blogging full time, plus the wedding planning, I hope that Dove will see me through for what’s to be an exciting adventure for the rest of 2016!

 

Saharasplash x

 

If you liked all Doved up for a change, be sure to check out my FaceGymPro experience here!
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My FaceGymPro Experience

It was just another day in the life of a blogger. I was getting up to date with what had been going on over Twittter since being at work. Upon scrolling through my Twitter feed, I noticed one tweet about a Harrods experience which I was most intrigued about. The lovely Kirstie from Babushka Communications emailed me all the details about having a FaceGymPro trial with their new product! So here is all about my FaceGymPro Experience.

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If you follow me on snapchat you saw me live on the day as I was walking through the rainy streets of London. It was a dull day but my spirits were high as I clutched my umbrella and iPhone tightly down Brompton Road.

At 6.30 sharp I arrived at the lovely Harrods entrance, and I walked all the way through to the beauty apothecary section while ogling at everything I went by!

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So a bit about the device before I give all the details away about my FaceGymPro experience. The FaceGymPro is an electrical device which stimulates the muscles in your face. This essentially gives your face a workout, but without all the hard work you normally have to put in down at the gym! The FaceGymPro gives you a way to naturally lift your features and tighten up all the areas you want to be tighter without having to go under the knife or get injections.

My wonderful assistant Lyndsay explained to me that you can use any gel/water based product with the device to activate it, as this is what creates the current to get it to work. There are multiple levels of intensity to try depending on where you are rolling across the skin. I needed a higher level for my forehead and a lower level for around my brow bone and my jawline.

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So the sensation is very bizarre at first. It’s not as intense as an electric shock, but you can certainly feel the current as it moves across your face. It was really funny around my mouth area as it made my lips twitch, but after a few minutes the sensation became less weird and more relaxing as it rolled across my cheeks and jawline.

 

I had a 25 minute treatment with the FaceGymPro, and here is my before and after shot: 

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I really noticed a big difference in my cheeks as my face looked more contoured and lifted. I also saw a really big reduction in the lines around my mouth and my forehead. I cannot recommend this enough to all you curious readers!

So details:

FaceGymPro comes in 3 colours- yellow, grey and white and is £399. You can alternatively book a 40 minute electrical lift treatment for £90 and there are other options too depending on what you are looking for.

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I hope you enjoyed my FaceGymPro Experience. Go and book yourself a trial at Selfridges so you can see for yourself!

Saharasplash X

Want more? Then check out this crazy colourful post featuring Joe Browns!

Colour me crazy with Joe Browns

I am really excited to show you all this latest collaboration with Joe Browns. Joe Browns are a lovely company who I have wanted to work with on a project since attending their blogger’s event based around their funfair collection last year. Joe Browns really do the most amazing campaigns and I was lucky enough to join in on this one for their #JBholidaywardrobe project where we had to take the most bright and colourful photos we could. In London, this was a piece of cake! Enjoy colour me crazy with Joe Browns!

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I really wanted to get a beautiful array of colours to match the stunning print of my favourite piece- the Tropical Jersey Pants:

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I took them out with me to go on a bit of wedding planning with Paul in the country!

We then went on a trip closer to home for these great backdrops. Locations are from Bethnal Green all the way to Whitechapel and then back to Canning Town:

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I love how soft the pants are, and they come with the most important thing- pockets! I then took them all the way home to do even more colourful shots against blue and red:

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I need to thank my sister for lending me the coolest slip ons which went with the pants so well! I love how the shoes really work together with the pants for a colour me crazy vibe- just perfect for festival and holiday seasons which are just around the corner. I then ended up going to a whole new level of crazy for these last shots- taken against our spare room blinds with me standing on my head!

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I think they came out really well against the fluffy red pattern, though I don’t recommend you do this with your holiday wardrobe pieces!

I hope you enjoyed my colour me crazy piece with Joe Browns as the star of the show. I hope to work with them agains on similar projects, as they really are a company you can get creative with just like this.

Follow the hashtags #JBholidaywardrobe & #LoveJoeBrowns to see more colourful shots from other bloggers!

Saharasplash x

Find out what I got up to with MsRosieBea recently for a brand new Superdrug collection!

 

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A Sweet Affair with RosieBea

So the day after I get back from Dubai, I am off out to an event. I actually didn’t get any jetlag from the plane, so I was up and ready to go for this wonderful sunny day. You may know the YouTube sensation MsRosieBea, she has over 200,000 subscribers and is only 18! She is a great inspiration and works really hard at what she does. It was no surprise that Elegant Touch and Eylure collaborated with her on this amazing new collection for Superdrug- and I want to tell you all about how it was such a sweet affair with RosieBea for her launch party.

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The Loft at Lumiere London was so beautifully decorated, RosieBea’s collection of Elegant Touch Nails and Eylure Lashes were on display all around the space with spring flowers.

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There was a huge cart full of sweet treats, chocolates and macarons which all had the sweet designs from Rosie which mirror all the different aspects of her personality. I love the colours and style of the new collection, it’s very fresh and different to anything else I’ve seen on nails before.

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The drinks were perfectly coordinated with the spring theme- strawberry milkshakes, prosecco and strawberry lemonade!

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Rosie gave a little talk and thanked us all for being there, she was so sweet!

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I also saw my friend Vicki from VickisBeauty at the evet! Photo courtesy of Jasmine from Soeursdeluxe, who was also there for the event!

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I’m wearing checkered jeans from Uniqlo and a crop from Boohoo.com.

I really loved the chilled out atmosphere as there weren’t a lot of bloggers there. It was great to take a look around at all the collections on display, and I even had my nails and lashes done too! I got the lashes in ‘Kitsch’ and the ‘Molten’ nails below!

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I want to thank Eylure, Elegant Touch and of course the YouTuber herself for such a sweet affair with RosieBea- it was the perfect welcome back from holiday and and I can’t wait to try out some more from the range! Shop the collection here and follow the hashtag #ROSIEBEAuty for all the latest news!

Saharasplash x

Are you caught up on the big news from my last post from The Dubai Series??

The Dubai Series: Day Three

So onto The Dubai Series: Day Three – the last day of our 72 hour holiday. Let’s start with some pretty awesome hair if I do say so myself…
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So I did a mixture of French braid to the nape of my neck, and then I tied them up and did fishtails to the ends. I really liked the results of this spontaneous do! I think it went really well with the look from day three.
Paul and I took a taxi to JBR, the Jumeirah Beach Resort on our last day to spend some time with each other. We had a sizeable lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, I absolutely love their raspberry lemonade! The marble table at lunch provided a perfect opportunity to show off my second pair of nail wraps from Thumbsup nails, on the Dubai Series: Day Three I’m wearing ‘Mars’.
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After that, we ventured out to find a great location to do some shooting.

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I’m wearing a biker jacket with chiffon fall from Her Boutique, I love how unique the jacket is with this extra bit of detail. I decided to pair this with some crochet trousers from Primark. They are super comfy and perfect for hot weather down at the beach.
We found a stunning staircase and so we took advantage!
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Underneath the jacket I’m wearing a bikini from Boohoo.com
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As we made our way down to the beach, we spotted some camels walking towards us!
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Here is the Boohoo.com bikini in more detail:
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Now this post is quite a special one, not just for the fabulous fashion, but because I have some news to share with you all…

 

On the beaches of Dubai on the 2nd May, Paul proposed to me…   And I said yes!!!

 

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I know, so exciting- we are getting married at the end of this year and I am so happy! I’m ecstatic I can finally share this news with you all on my blog and make it a part of the Dubai Series: Day Three as it’s been killing me to keep it a secret!

 

And there’s more too! On to my final outfit of the trip, plus a close up of my ring…
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My pantsuit is from Primark, and my clutch is from Next. My engagement ring is courtesy of my mother.
I’m sure you can agree that this was a very special ending to a very special trip. I want to thank everyone mentioned in my five days of blogging, I couldn’t have done it without you. And lastly a shout out to my husband to be, thank you for supporting me, my blog and being the best camera man I could ask for!

 

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If you’re not caught up on Day 1 and Day 2, take a read to see the rest of my time in Dubai!

 

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