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Kleem Serum
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Kleem, A Dream Cream?

I had the great opportunity to try a new product called Kleem. It isn’t quite a cream, but a serum. An intensive rejuvenating vitamin serum.

I love this serum, as it’s been really good in combating dry patches that I suffered from, mostly around my mouth.  Especially in winter this will be good for combating skin dryness that can be a killer during harsher weather.

This is also great as it is good for ageing.

The serum is made using a concentrate of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel and arginine, perfect for smoother skin.  I must say that this has truly been a wonder in more ways than one, not only for my face but for my hands too.  What was left on my hands, I rubbed in which made my hands also feel smoother and softer. I suffer from dry, cracked and broken skin on my hands, which this rid.

I have used most of it and will be sad when it finishes. You can get this wonder serum from Amazon, so an order will have to be made! 🙂

 

 

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Bloggers Fun Fair

I recently attended a cool fashion show and #BloggerFunfair at the snazzy Soho Bar with Joe Browns, a great clothing company!

Joe Browns has a great many clothes to choose from not only for every season, but for women, men and children alike. It’s quite clear that the clothes are made well, of quality and good stitching, which is transcended in every piece of clothing.

The venue was in the trendy Soho bar and the theme was fun and funky. It was a bloggers funfair, all wrapped up in popcorn, candy floss and glorious cocktails.

I particularly liked the floral designs intricately woven into many of the dresses, the jeans and within the leather jacket, as worn below.

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The clothing was on trend and perfect for the Autumn and Winter season. After clocking the clothes on show, I was in awe and will soon be making a few orders!

Here are a few pictures of the fashion show and the festivities. The models were also sassy and bold!

Thank you Joe Browns and Emily for inviting me into your fashionable world!

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Magnitone Lucid – Hot or Not? Plus Readers Bonus!

So I was lucky enough to be able to do a review* on the new Magnitone Lucid cleansing and exfoliating brush and when it came in the mail, I was very excited to try it out as soon as I got it!

Before we get into the review I wanted to thank Bloggers Love for giving me the opportunity to speak to Magnitone on an event that they held in London for Bloggers Fashion Week and again via a Twitter online BHTwitterParty event. I am therefore so delighted to have this opportunity to test the Magnitone Lucid.

You too can now try the Magnitone Lucid with my special 20% discount code for you, my readers: Afshan20

Follow this link: po.st/TjNmMb to get your discount on the Magnitone Lucid, which will change the way your skin looks and feels!

Magnitone Lucid is a unique system that allows the skin to be cleansed, while using your favourite cleanser and the Lucid brush. This system consists of a brush with pulsing bristles powered by Active Electromagnetic, that helps to rid skin of trapped dirt, while cleansing it and exfoliating the skin.

The brush normally retails at £69.99, but with my discount code Afshan20, you are bagging yourself a bargain! From my research this is much more competitive than other brands.

I took the 7-day better and clearer skin challenge. Here is my diary and findings:

Day 1, I have just started using the Lucid brush today and start by taking off all my makeup. Adding my Murad Cleanser onto the brush and focusing on areas of my face. Another positive about the Lucid brush is that it alerts you with an alarm on the time needed on the particular area that you are working on. So far so good. I can feel that the brush is penetrating into my skin and I like the way the pulses feel.

Day 2, Be prepared for a full cleanse meaning a few breakouts may occur, but that’s a good thing; it means that the impurities are coming out.

Day 3, I can see visible results of where my skin looks better, shinier (I suffer from dry skin) and more vibrant. Plus I like the way my skin feels after a thorough cleanse with the brush.

Day 4, Now that I am used to how the cleanse system works, I am finding it easier and faster to use. Today I cleansed sections of my face fast, not concentrating on an area at a time but on the mass area. This is ok too, as sometimes time can be limited.

Day 5, I now have a real idea and knack of how the Lucid works. It is rather enjoyable to use as the pulses are soothing and I can feel that the dirt is being lifted. I can also visibly see that my blackheads look improved and my pores are less visible.

Day 6, shows that my skin is brighter. I do have a few slight spots, but these don’t really bother me as it’s understandable that if the skin is cleansed then it will be obvious that the impurities will come to the surface.

Here is a picture taken on the first day (left side) of using the Lucid and day 7 on the right. The picture on the right may be a bit dark, but you can see that my skin looks visibly better and without any spots.

So to the conclusion – does my skin feel better? Is it hot or not? The simple answer is – YES, my skin feels fresher and smoother. I have also noticed that my foundation glides on better and my pores are much less visible which is very pleasing.

The Magnitone Lucid is very easy to use and the brush can be fitted also with relative ease. Note that the brush needs to be charged for 24 hours before the first use. The small charger connects to the front through the use of a magnet, this can then be plugged in and charged in the mains. The Lucid also comes with an International 2 pin connector, which is ideal when going abroad. It is also fully waterproof so that it can be used in the shower and thus time saving, especially in the morning when in a rush to get to work.

Another great thing about the Lucid is that it is very travel friendly and of course as mentioned the two pin helps when on holiday. For a gal like me who loves to travel, it is a Godsend!


I am overall very pleased and satisfied with my Magnitone Lucid and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to look after his or her skin with minimal fuss.

What are you waiting for? Click here to buy yours >

 

*Disclaimer: I did receive the Lucid free but be rest assured I will only provide an honest opinion of the product and a true account of the results.
MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquer
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The Perfect Red Lipstick

I wanted to get the perfect red lipstick for my skin tone and I have been loving the Sephora lip stain in 01 on many a You Tuber. Unfortunately, we can’t get Sephora in the UK. So I was very envious at those who could get their hands on it stateside (or France, as I heard that you can get Sephora there too).

I was very happy to have tried the following MUA luxe velvet lip lacquer. I tried it on my hand first and thought maybe it was a bit light. The price is so good at £3 that I decided a risk had to be taken. I was very glad that I did, as when I wore it to a wedding recently I was very impressed.

The colour I bought was Reckless and here is what it looked like:

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And here is the swatch:

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Overall, I am really happy with the colour and happy that I didn’t spend too much on getting the perfect red for my lips! It is in my opinion a good dupe for the Sephora lip stain in 01.

This is the end result.

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a gift for you

A little effort goes a long way. A lovely gift bouquet can be achieved using a woven basket that you may have specially bought or just happen to have laying around 😉 Line it with tissue paper and fill it with a few lovingly packed gifts.

I made my own bouquet recently for my new sister-in-law as a wedding gift. I added a case of makeup, a perfume gift pack, some minuture and choice makeup including some skincare products.

My lovely cousin Saadia kindly helped me pack the bouquet using flower wrapping or colourful cellophane topped with a great big bow!

The outcome was an amazing gift basket lovingly packed with thoughtfulness and not just shop bought. This also makes a unique gift.

All in all a gift that can be treasured.

A bouquet gift especially for you

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a Revolution

This is definitely a revolution in makeup. Whoever thought of the name was truely a genious in all marketing respects. So the makeup has to live up to its name and it does.

I have tried a few of makeup-revolution products and I must say I have been impressed. Not only for the quality, but also because of the price.

I love the highlighters and the eyeshadows. However, I have been the most impressed with the foil eyeshadows. When it comes to quality and price these are not far from their counterparts Stila’s foil eyeshadows. They are slightly different but I think for the price these eyeshadows are a great alternative and will save the pennies.

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These foil eyeshadows give great colour on the eyes and when combined with the single eyeshadows, it makes for sensational colour. So you can use these on their own for a sizzling shine or combine it with another colour to make a unique eye colour.

I must admit I was highly impressed with this formulation and for just £4 it is much more affordable than the Stila ones at £33.

All in all this a great foil eyeshadow not to be missed and a line that just can’t be ignored!

balayage-hair
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Balayage

Balayage is a great and versatile style which is becoming more and more popular, even loved by the stars. Balayage is a French word to sweep away or to balayer or paint. Balayage, basically is an overall more natural ombré and highlighted style. It is a style that when done right can transform the hair into a truly beautiful look.

I was lucky enough to have my hair balayage-d. I went to Headmaster recently and they styled my hair in a very lovely balayage style.

The technique uses no foil and is applied directly on the surface of the hair. It is spread in pieces of the hair liberally as not to create a harsh or intense look.

I went for a copper colour rather than a more blonder look, as I think that eventually it will become lighter.

When you search a balayage, you can usually see it displayed in curly hair, but in my picture, my hair is predominantly straight.

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I must say I love this style of colour application. It totally transforms my face by complimenting my skin tone, making it more bright and the hair vibrant.

The beauty of a good balayage is that it requires less maintenance, which is ideal for me. I love that it gives me a lovely colour without being overwhelming. A softness which compliments any skin tone. This is a technique that is here to stay and quite rightly loved by celebrities.

A great balayage artist and an inspirational hair designer, one that I would love to have my hair styled by, is Nicky Lazou, check here YouTube videos out on https://www.youtube.com/user/NickyLazou.

I came across here style on one of my favourite YouTubers Kaushal Beauty who had her balayage done by Nicky. See how it turned out here.