Thursday, 28 February 2013

Josie Gibson Collection for Goddiva

Images taken by the lovely Jemma.

"Alright mate!" was the greeting I met from face of the collection Josie Gibson, and which truly set the tone for a very lovely evening. Josie, winner of Big Brother 2010, was down to earth, chatty, and the very warm and bubbly character thousands of us viewed, and grew to love, via our tv screens. Not having properly watched Big Brother since Josie herself was in the house I was immediately shocked by her dramatic weight loss, she looked absolutely stunning and I think it's fair to say we were all quite in awe of how different she looked. Josie showed off her new bod fittingly by modelling a few pieces from her line for us...

The collection is not something that I'd be immediately drawn to with ruched jersey maxi's and neon bodycon's that won't fail to get you noticed being the stand out pieces. However I found the body con cutaway dress and mono lace detail dress to be gorgeous once on and perfect for a night out and extremely flattering for a variety of shapes and sizes. The price tag isn't the best for those of us on a student friendly budget but now that I've tried on some of the pieces for myself I would be more tempted to treat myself to a little body con number for a special occasion and I chose this gorgeous dress in emerald to brighten up my going out wardrobe.

What are your thoughts? To take a greater look at the collection click here.

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Friday, 1 February 2013

January Favourites

 Janurary Favourites: MAC Blush in Pinch O' Peach, MAC Lipstick in Plumful, Origins Super Spot Remover, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, Lily Flame Candle in Silent Night, Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate, Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water

MAC Blush Blush in Pinch O' Peach:   MAC describes this blush as a  'warm peach' but I find that it's a light warm pink. It adds a little rosy touch to my cheeks and adds warmth to my face when my skin is being a bill dull. You only need the slightest touch of product and it is one of my firm favourites when it comes to blush. I can see myself wearing this more and more during the spring and summer months.

MAC Lipstick in Plumful:  I picked this up around New Years and it has been my go to lipstick nearly every day since then. Plumful goes with everything, and I mean everything! Subtle enough for every day wear but still adds a gorgeous plummy pink hue to your lips. It has a gorgeous sheen to it without being glossy and I would go as far to say that this is my favourite MAC lipstick that I own.

Origins Super Spot Remover:  (full review here) I have spoken many a time of the power of this miniature sized bottle.  By all means its not a miracle worker you won't see your spot suddenly dissappearing before your eyes but every time I use it the spot is either visibly reduced and redness gone or completely gone within a day. Amazing stuff.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer:   I'm sure you've all seen this raved about so I won't go on too much about this except to say that it truly has been a life savior this month. I've not had a particularly good January when it has come to my skin but this concealer covers up any unwanted blemishes like a dream.

Silent Night Candle:  I recently dedicated a whole post to my favourite candles and there were a fair few of these Lily Flame Candle tins in there (see post here). The sweet is not overly sweet but a really refreshing  scent similar to fields in the summertime. It is clean and pleasant and really soothing when I'm trying to unwind for bed.

Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate*:  My lips have been so chapped and in need of moisture this month. Korres Lip Butters melt on to your lips and instantly soothe as well as adding a gorgeous touch of colour that can act as your lipstick for the day.

Avene Thermal Spring Water*:  At first I thought this a waste of money at first and that it would just be water in a can but I have been reaching for it more and more this month. It helps to set make-up and add a dewy finish as well as soothing my face after make-up removal and reducing redness and puffiness.

What have been your top products of January 2013?

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