29 February 2012

Random!

Hey Everyone,
I'm here with a few pictures from outside my house today, It's a lovely day in Wales and I felt like writing a nice  personal blog post. I love seeing the ways in which different people live, especially in the city. So I hope that you will enjoy seeing my pictures as well :)
We have two solid stone Lions called "Samson & Delilah" 

Me and my car "Herbie" 

Doing some strange little paw thing ! - Don't think I made it as a Lion haha

Well, I have had fun making my dad take pictures of me (Which he isn't fussed on)

Hope you are all well 
Love
India.R
xXx
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28 February 2012

My "Must Haves" for this season !

Hey Everyone,
I'm back with another beauty related post, as that is what I love most!. I also have a range of lifestyle posts and collection posts, which you can find through my tabs. I also have a competition, so please do check that out on my main page, if you would like to win a lovely hair care kit. 


Products featured 
  1. Simple Soothing Toner
  2. Estee Lauder & Michael Kors Bronzer
  3. Chanel Intimitable Intense Mascara 
  4. Xen-Tan Mist Intense
  5. Temple Spa Cleansing Melt
  6. YSL Rouge Volupte 16
  7. YSL Golden Gloss
  8. Jewel By India R Balm
  9. L'Oreal Professional Mythic Oil
  10. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua b30
  11. Benefit Erase Paste
  12. Temple Spa Skin Truffle
  13. Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter
  14. Chanel Blush 2012 - Limited Edition
  15. Tresemme 24 Hour Body Shampoo

Love
India.R
XxX


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27 February 2012

Detailed Handbag Collection

Hey Everyone,
I have been sent a few messages to do a more in-depth handbag collection. I am very blessed to have the collection that I do, and I'm growing it year by year. Handbags are my main passion alongside beauty, I'm very appreciative of what I have, and I hope you find this at least interesting/helpful. 

Chanel PST
This bag was part of my 18th Birthday alongside a weekend in Paris. I could have never imagined such a gorgeous present and the memories it has will stay with me forever. I did try the GST on but it was to large for my frame, this bag fitted me like a glove, and when I tried it on in the boutique I fell in love. I did however experience one problem with a Gold screw coming loose, I had to take it to London which is 3 hours away from me. I wasn't thrilled with such an error on such an expensive bag, but it was fixed effortlessly and I haven't had any problems since. The Black Caviar Leather and Gold Hardware, Is so classy and this bag fit's loads in it. I can easily fit my I-phone, LV Wallet, Large MK cosmetic bag, Hairbrush and more in it.

Versace 
I have had this bag for a few years now, It was purchased in the Bahamas and was one of my first handbags .. I still use it to this day, it's a regular on my nights out. I can fit make-up, money and even a pair of flat shoes in this bag. It's a great little bag, and I have always loved Versace.

Gucci hobo
When I first seen this bag, I was in love with the Pink leather.. It just looked gorgeous and me being pretty girly, it suited my needs. It is showing a little ware even though it's not that old, I still love it though and it's great to have in my collection as the Gucci print is always a classic. 

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Ebene
I had my reservations about this bag, loads of people were like oh the speedy is common. I can honestly say I'm SO glad that I went with my heart and got this bag, It's just the most amazing everyday bag. It can take the stresses of day to day activities. It's great in the rain and it looks amazing with everything, It's also super spacious and pretty easy to carry. I actually love this bag with all my heart <3 - It was my 19th birthday present and it's one of my best bags for sure!.


Limited Edition - Longchamp Le Pliage
I love this bag so much, I got it to remind me of my amazing time in Paris. I have just booked up again because Paris is so beautiful. I use this bag mainly for holidays and the beach, because it fits loads in it. It also goes with everything, and makes a great summer bag.


Mini LV Speedy Monogram
This was actually my sisters, but it turned out to be way to small for her. I have been lucky to add this little gem to my collection, it's great for a quick trip out and also a night bag. It's a classic! <3


Longchamp Ledgende
I adore this bag, it's so effortlessly gorgeous. I love the bitter chocolate leather, and it's by far the most beautiful material out of my collection. It's so plushy and the Gold hardware adds class, It's nice to have something a little more niche that doesn't scream I'm a designer bag. I choose this over Mulberry because it's such a brilliant size and I love it's understated glamour.

Louis Vuitton Sarah Wallet Ebene 
This is actually my current wallet, I got this lovely gift at Christmas from my parents. I must say it serves very well as a clutch as well. It's very roomy and can fit make-up, money and my I-phone.

Vintage Bamboo Gucci
This was purchased by my mother in the 90's from Harrods, and she kindly gave it to me to feature in my collection. It's so nice having bags that have really special memories, it makes it seem a little more worth while.

Guess Bags
These are my two guess bags, I used them when I was younger and for 6th form college. I don't use them anymore really, but It's nice to keep them in my collection. I did actually take the Pink guess bag to Paris for my 18th Birthday. 


That is my current collection, I'm extremely blessed to be able to own these bags. I do have a wishlist, but it may take me quite a while to get through (Haha) - I hope that with hard work my business and degree will enable me to earn these beauties!. 

- Gold Hermes Birkin 35
- Chanel Jumbo Flap Black Caviar & GHW
- Louis Vuitton Vernis Alma
- Balenciaga City 

Love
India.R
XxX 


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Temple Spa Cleansing Melt Review

Hey Everyone,
I'm going to be doing a review on my favourite high-end skincare company "Temple Spa". I have loads of posts about their products, so check out my labels on the side. In the beginning cleansing balm is a beautifully blended cocktail of melting ex foliating beads, essential oils, olive fruit and plenty of anti-ageing benefits. This product is also Paraben free, which is a brilliant bonus to add to this already sophisticated product.
Temple Spa packaging reminds me of the Mediterranean, as they use many Mediterranean ingredients.
"In the beginning" has a relatively strong aroma, which reminds me of  primarily lavender crossed with a hint of liquorish. The smell is possibly the only downfall, as some might find it a little overpowering. A small amount really does go a long way, so hopefully that does make it a little more worth while. I will include some important information below.


IN THE BEGINNING
£27.00
www.templespa.com

Suitable for: 

  • Dry, thirsty, dehyrated or dull skin
  • Any skin type in need of special attention
  • Men & women

Uses: 

  • Daily cleansing
  • Weekly treatment facial
  • Evening cleanser for any skin type
  • Professional spa facial product

Key Ingredients



They way I go on about Temple Spa, anyone would think I worked for them but I don't. I am just 100% devoted to their skincare. I have found a review off the website, which I liked.
"I was with Nigella Lawson recently and her flawless porcelain complexion made me curious. When I asked her, she said it was totally down to Temple Spa and doesn’t use anything else at all. Knowing she probably has access to just about anything, I decided to give them a try myself. Wow is all I can say. They are utterly gorgeous."

Personal Review 
I have been using this product for about 3 weeks now, I have had it longer.. but I was never sure about what  a cleansing melt would be like. I am so glad that I have started using this product, it lightly ex foliates with beads that magically melt into your skin. This product is very rich and feels so luxurious, but If you have oily skin then maybe this product isn't for you. I think combination skin could cope with this Mediterranean mix!

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Love
India.R
xXx
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26 February 2012

Spa on Sunday !

Hey Everyone,
I think every girl deserves at least one day a week, where they can truly pamper their skin and just feel great. I'm going to show you what I have used on my Skin for my "Spa on Sunday" treat!. I will also recommend some different priced beauty regimes, which will be perfect for a skin treat.

Simple Skincare Kit
Low Budget

I have just started using Simple as my everyday routine, It's a great skincare range and it's price point is brilliant for those who don't want to splurge on expensive skincare. The kit includes
-Simple purifying cleansing lotion
- Simple hydrating light moisturiser
- Simple Soothing Toner

Elemis Fresh Skin Starter Kit
Medium Budget
This Elemis fresh skin kit is designed for people in their teens right up to late twenties. Elemis is used in many 5* resorts, The Celtic Manor is where I first tested this fabulous range. Even though, this kit does not contain full size products, these 30ml tubes will be enough to last a good few Sundays. The price point is also very good for such a high end skincare range, but it makes it more affordable than buying the larger sized products. This set includes
- Skin Glow ex foliating face wash
- Peachy Perfect skin gentle face wash
- Softly daily moisturiser
- Dreamy Sleep night moisturiser
- Purifying face mask x3

Temple Spa Skincare
High Budget 

You have all probably heard me ramble on about how amazing this skincare range is, It has it's own Spa in the Cotswold's, and it's also sold in Harrods, Selfridge's, Emirates and on Virgin Atlantic. It's also used by the following celebrities! Nigella Lawson, Victoria Beckham and Cat Deeley just to name a few. Temple Spa is paraben free.. and they do sell smaller sized "Travel" products on their website, If you do not want to initially pay the prices. I own all of the above, and can say personally how amazing they are. Skin Truffle uses diamonds, truffles and Gold. It's a truly beautiful brand, and I would recommend this as the best High end skincare brand out there.  Temple Spa's range is expensive, but a fraction of the cost compared to Chanel's skincare range.
Products
- In the beginning cleansing skin melt 
- Toning essence
- Skin Truffle


What My Spa Sunday Involved ?


Love
India.R
XxX



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7 Deadly Sins Of Beauty Tag ! - I tag you !

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I have been thinking about doing this tag for a while, and when I seen Miss.make-up.addict had done it, I just had to do it as well. I tag anyone who wishes to do this really fun blog post.
Love
India.R
xXx

Greed - What is your most expensive and most inexpensive beauty item ?
My most expensive beauty related product is my Temple Spa Skin Truffle Cream £80.00. My most inexpensive item is probably my £1 Witch Hazel & Tee Tree toner, which I love.

Wrath - What Beauty products do you have a love hate relationship with ? and what product has been the hardest to get ?
I have a love/hate relationship with Bronzer, I find it's hard work and it's very easy to go wrong with it. However, I do love the fact it can give you a gorgeous sun kissed glow. I would say that finding my Urban Decay Naked Palette, was the hardest beauty product to find.

Gluttony - What are your most delicious make-up products ?
I'm not sure what products I find delicious ? haha - but I do love my YSL Rouge Volupte in Frivolous Pink. It smells like watermelon, and it's a really yummy Pink shade. 

Pride - What beauty product gives you the most confidence ?
This is really hard, but I thank my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua for being a really nice light weight, skin perfecting foundation!. 

Lust - What traits do you find attractive in the opposite sex ?
It would have to be someone who is really funny and easy going, but also clever! - I need someone who can hold their own, but support me at the same time. 

Envy - What products would you most like to receive as gifts ?
- YSL Glossy Stain - 18
- Rouge Coco shine - 48 Evasion
- A new foundation!
- Elemis Fresh Skin Range

Thanks for reading ! <3
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25 February 2012

Day out - Wye Valley

Hey Everyone,
So it's late February and it's one of the first sunny days in Wales this year, So me and my boyfriend decided to go to the Wye Valley.. one of the most famous tourist places in the world ( and it's right on my doorstep ) - I managed to get a few pictures, and thought it would be nice to share my mini adventure. 
OOTD
Long Sleeve Top - Primark
Cardigan - Primark
Coat - Barbour
Jewellery - Chanel
Shoes - Primark 
Handbag - Louis Vuitton Speedy

Tintern Abbey




Love
India.R
XxX
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24 February 2012

I-Kandi Photoshoot !

Hey Everyone,
I have been really excited about doing this post. Firstly, I have been awaiting the images from my I-Kandi photo-shoot.. and secondly I have some of the jewellery, which I'm excited about reviewing (soon). It was a really fun day, and started off with me having my hair done at a local salon. I had a really nice fishtail plat, and some serious back combing!. My make-up was done by a really good make-up artist who is working at London Fashion Week 2012!.
I-kandi is also featured on ASOS
I-Kandi Photoshoot 
Model: India Morgan (me)
Jewellery: I-Kandi
Photography: Dreamscape Photography
Hair: The Strand
Stylist: Beth Viveash
Make-up: Paige Morris
ASOS Shoot

The design brief was to have that "Fashion attitude look" - I think I have that ?!
The Jewellery I wore was amazing and went beautifully with what I was wearing. The pastel shades of the jewellery are also really on trend. (Some pictures have been edited for blog effect)

It was so cold outside, but it was nice trying a completely different look to my usual style. The jewellery is so  lovely, I hope to get my hands on some of it soon!.
Studio Shoot







I might have more pictures to add soon!

Love
India.R
XxX
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23 February 2012

Birthday Planning

Hey Everyone,
I'm so excited about my 20th birthday in May, because my boyfriend is taking me to Monaco for the weekend. I love Monaco and have been a few times with my family. It's so glamorous, and I'm already excited about going. I also have Paris booked for December, I feel so lucky to be going these lovely places!

We are staying at the Port Palace Hotel in Monaco which is a (SLH - Small Leading Hotel of the world)


Here are a few pictures from my last visit!








Monaco Price List
Taxi from Nice Airport - Monaco
£70.00 each way
Average Hotel Price Per Night
£250.00


Wishlist 
Chanel Sunglasses/Chanel Ballet Flats 
<3

Love
India.R
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Keeping it "Simple"

Hey Everyone,
Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been really busy with degree work and also my business. I am slowly getting my photoshoot pictures through via e-mail, so I will do a post when they are all through. My skincare routine for the most part consists of using high end products, and sometimes I just feel like having a more simple everyday kind of regime. So, I was in Sainsbury's this morning and seen an offer on some "Simple" products. I purchased them because I have used Simple before, I'm never amazed by the brand, but for 2 for £4.. I thought I would give it a go. 

I purchased the simple toner & light moisturiser ( I already had the face wipes )

( Moisturiser )

I will be sure to let you know how it goes !

Love
India.R
XxX
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20 February 2012

Mythic Oil Review

Hey Everyone,
I have been using Mythic Oil by L'Oreal on and off since December 11. Firstly, the packaging of the product is outstanding, the outer packaging is very pretty and floral. I also really like the quality of the bottle itself and the pump, It's a very luxurious looking product which is a nice bonus .. considering it's not that expensive. It can't be found on the high-street only from salons or Online retailers(between £12-15) - I'm now ready to give you my opinion. I am yet to photograph my product, so please bare with me. 

L'Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil 125ml
Source: Amazon

My hair can get quite greasy at the roots but then quite dry/coarse through the lower lengths. I have found that this product is nowhere near as oily as you would imagine, but it does have potential to get oily if to much product is used. When it's used on dry hair it seems to get more greasy, than when applied to damp hair (This is just my experience)

If the right amount of this product is used, then it works very well. It gives fantastic shine and has an amazing aroma. It's a very good all round product, you just need to be a little careful with it. I have heard people prefer the Kerastase version, but it's more expensive.. I think this is a good option as it has some amazing properties.

Rate or Hate ?
Rate - 8/10

Check the product out HERE to purchase and read other reviews!

Love
India.R
XxX
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19 February 2012

Getting ready with India.R

Hey Everyone,
I'm going out tonight for my friends birthday, I get really excited about going out because I don't live the uni life.. so I don't go out as much as my friends. I love making a day of getting ready, and just enjoying making the most of my health and beauty products. 

Hair
My hair is naturally dark brown but after highlighting my hair last summer it went a lot lighter than I'm comfortable with. I'm currently using the L'Oreal casting Creme gloss 28 day wash dye in Dark Brown/Darkest Brown. It's ammonia free and comes with a lovely royal jelly conditioner, it's helping me out while the lights in my hair grow out. 

- Babyliss heated rollers 
They are fabulous for my long dense hair, they create volume and curl!! which lasts a good amount of time.
Got2b Shcwarzkopf Powerful Voluminous powder
I haven't tried this yet but had something used similar to this on my hair for my photoshoot, and loved it. Perfect for nights out!
L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss 400 Dark Brown
I normally use Darkest Brown, but it's basically Black! - I have decided to go a shade down :) ( Please note all the dark shades are very dark!)
TRESemme 24 Hour Body Shampoo
My hair is very long and quite thick, so I loose a lot of volume at my roots.. so hopefully this and my powder will keep my hair big and bouncy.

Results



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16 February 2012

Quick Post!

Hey Everyone,
I wanted to post a picture of my photoshoot make-up & hair. This picture was taken about 2 hours after the shoot, so my fishtail plat had lost it's shape a little. 

Make-up
Foundation - Kryolan Theatre Make-up
Eye shadow - Front Cover Metallics Palette 
Mascara - False eyelashes 
Lips - Front Cover


I will show you the pictures as soon as I get them :)

Have a good day!
Love 
India.R
XxX



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15 February 2012

Chanel Intimitable Mascara

Hey Everyone,
It's time for a product review from my favourite brand *Chanel*.
Hope you enjoy ;)
INIMITABLE INTENSE - MASCARA MULTI-DIMENSIONNEL SOPHISTIQUÉ
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Results

Firstly, my HG mascara used to be the Chanel Intimitable (Gold) then I moved onto Dior and then Benefit. I decided to give the "Intense" version a shot, and I have found it to be very different than what I expected. 
Pros
- The packaging is very lovely, sleek and also very easy to fit in my make-up bag. 
- I was surprised by the volume that this mascara gave my lashes.
- It's very pigmented, and therefore gives my eyes a nice distinction.
- It also adds great length
Cons
- I think this mascara could be a little to "Intense" for some
- It's not as natural/elegant as the original Intimitable
- I wouldn't describe it as clumpy, more full.. However it does help to comb this mascara out to reduce risks of it clumping.

Comparison
I have just changed over from Benefit "They're Real" which is still half full. I have found that They're real creates a more bambi eyed look, it's not clumpy either. However, The Chanel Intimitable Intense really packs a punch.. It is literally jet Black, and gives my lashes more volume than they're real.

Love
India.R
XxX
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14 February 2012

OOTD

Hey Everyone,
I'm here with an OOTD and hopefully pictures of my I-Kandi/ ASOS photo shoot will be up soon :) -
I hope you are all well, hope to hear from some of my lovely followers soon!

Jumper: H&M
Jeans: From America
Boots: F&F
Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy
(View my collection below)

It's Valentines day :) Woo Happy V day everyone!

I love these Lions :)

I'm so happy my hair is long again. ( This is my natural hair, a few people have asked where I get my extensions from! )


Love
India.R
xXx


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11 February 2012

Feed your face!

Hey Everyone, 
I have come up with weird but wonderful post called "Feed your face" It involves devoting a day or at least a few hours to your face without make-up. It doesn't have to be any day in particular, just pick a day that suits you!. I have drugstore skincare and also luxury skincare. Temple Spa is my luxury option and is used by Nigella Lawson

I don't always use my more luxurious products, because I can more than make do with the products found in typical drug stores, such as Boots & Superdrug! - But it is nice to treat yourself sometimes ;)





What do you feed your face ?
If you want to do this post, then create an image with your ultimate skin pampering regime!

Love 
India.R
XxX



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