Anti-ageing, is it a label to be proud of or shy from? Anti-ageing is a topic that is sensitive to say the least. What does it really mean? It’s quite a claim to make! In most cases it simply means that the product is specially formulated for the older lady. Or is it? The word …
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.
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!
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
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.
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*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.
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:
And here is the swatch:
This is the end result.
So I recently got these beautiful bracelets from Buckley London.
It’s three beautiful bracelets ranging from gold, rose gold and black rhodium. The designs are unique and look fantastic on their own, paired up or worn together.
The mesh design is elegant and gives a classic look on the arm.
I was very happy with these bracelets and will wear them with any outfit. They will look sparkly in the summer too!
The jewellery is high quality and highly recommended. Check them out for yourselves: www.buckleylondon.com.
I must say that this box has the most exciting products. This month is no exception.
For £15 you get six (in this case 7) great products that you wouldn’t get in say a magazine now or have done previously.
The products in the December box range from:
Pure Gold Collagen Drink. A food supplement that is said to improve the quality of the skin.
Bourjois green eye shadow which is bold on any occasion but would be ideal for the Christmas season and would compliment brown eyes (but would probably suit any eye colour) which is perfect for me.
Lord & Berry Polish Eye Pencil in Mirror Black. This is perfect for a smoky eye look or simply used in the water line and tight line to create a smouldering look!
Macadamia Healing Oil Infused Comb. This comb is interesting, as it just looks like a normal comb, yet it is infused with Macadamia Healing Oil. I tried this and it made my hair look shiny and silky, however I wasn’t aware of any oil. No oiliness means nicer looking hair.
Murad Essential-C Cleanser 45ml. It’s always nice to try a new cleanser and this one is no exception. It has a lovely fruity smell. I have always wanted to try a Murad product and thanks to Look Fantastic I have a chance to.
Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml, I haven’t really used a peel for a long time, so it’ll be good to try and I look forward to see the results.
Ole Henriksen’s Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil 15ml. I have heard rave reviews about this brand, particularly about the wipes. This is a spray that not only freshens the face but also hydrates the skin.
All in all I am really pleased with this month’s box and the products. It is definitely worth getting at £15, because the products exceed the price. And you don’t have to commit to monthly payments.
This box is also great to give as a gift. I also love the packaging, it is very classy and presented well. Very sexy. 🙂
I stumbled upon this bloggers event on Twitter while searching the keyword bloggers and was instantly intrigued and signed up. I was lucky enough to be invited and am thankful to the organisers of the Bloggers Love as I had a really good time and met some wonderful people.
Unfortunately I was also suffering from severe toothache, so very nearly didn’t attend, but I persevered and it was well worth it!
The venue was also very excitingly exotic hosted at the Kanaloa club in Chancery Lane – lovely people, models and cocktails!
The line up was good and the very first exhibitor or person I met was from Slendertone. It was really interesting to have a chat about the fantastic products that they sell. I particularly was interested in the Slendertone for Abs and Bottom.
I met some other great exhibitors including Nadia Minkoff who kindly showed me some of her great accessories that are due out in April. Some of her purses were so beautiful that I liked them immediately and wanted. I also got some great pieces in a goody bag from Nadia, thank you so much. 🙂
I was throughly pampered on the evening, I had my nails done by the lovely Toop & Daley ladies.
I also had my hair done by a lovely stylist from Umberto Giannini. I was given great advice, a fantastic hair style and some free products in a stylish silver bag.
I enjoyed a great and delicious juice drink with health benefits and collagen for the skin from Biocorrex.
Also met a lovely lady who gave me her beauty face mask to try. I will let you know how it goes…
I partook in some fun needle work on a notebook of all things at the DIY booth hosted by Erin and Skye from Eight & Sixteen. I also met the lovely Victoria, the founder of My Little Black Book with a service that offers young women advice and choices.
The brand I was most excited to meet, as this is the industry I work in is the online brand Vernez. An app where you can choose clothing you are interested in and assemble the perfect outfit. The fun thing about the app is that you can upload your picture and create a great outfit of the day or OOTDs.
All in all it was a fabulous event with a lot of lovely bloggers, brands, fashion shows (Apricot Clothing) and lovely gifts. I came away with a fantastic haul and can’t wait for the next event!