29 September 2012

Back From Holiday!

Hey Lovelies!
Ahh I'm home from the very lovely Mallorca. I have had such a nice week with lovely weather that only went a bit cloudy on the last day!. I have missed all my blogging friends so much, and not being able to keep up with everything has made me quite sad haha. However, I'm back now! and thought I would go ahead and share some holiday snaps before I revert to Autumn/Winter mode haha!.

We are spending a lot of time in Mallorca at the moment as my parents have a villa in Menorca, but now they have decided to start looking in Mallorca as its more easy to get to out of season. My parents are going back in two weeks time, but sadly I have to stay home and do my uni work haha!. I'm sorry for the different sized pictures, but I hope you can forgive me for just this one post.

I hope to get back into blogging soon & can't wait to hear from you lovely gorgeous people!!








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19 September 2012

Benefit Perk Up Artist Corrector - Review

Hey Everyone!
I hope you have all been doing well ? - I'm sorry if my posting has been a bit all over the place the last week or so, but I have been having eventful times haha. So firstly, I have had a huge assignment to complete alongside having huge migraines. I have also been washing and packing all my clothes and other bits for holiday, so I haven't had much time to just relax and post. I am going to be reply to tweets, posts on my blog & doing some general blog catching up tonight. Oh yeah! and I will be at the #BBLOGGERS chat tonight, so a huge welcome if you are visiting my blog via the chat tonight!.

I am going to be posting about my recent purchase from Benefit which is called "Perk Up Artist" Custom Complexion Correcting Kit. I hope you all enjoy it, and I would love to hear from you all below!.





About 
Perk it...then work it! Our pocket-size perk-up artist includes three lightweight, cream-to-powder shades that are everything you need to correct, cover and brighten!
  • "correct" disguises redness & discolouration
  • "cover" hides dark circles & imperfections
  • "brighten" turns tired eyes into big bright eyes

PROS

This kit is so handy its unreal, having a corrector, concealer & brightener all in one place makes it so much more useful, and less time consuming. The product does look really pigmented when you swatch it, but it does blend out to a sheer coverage. I was also very surprised by how creamy and smooth each product is, which is nice as its not cakey and it blends out like a dream. I would say my favourite part about this kit is the Yellow Corrector, I feel like it really does neutralize the redness on my cheeks and forehead. I also really like the brightener as it looks great on the inner corner, and even on the waterline. The concealer is nice as well because it goes nicely with the other products, but on its own I find it a little sheer. 

CONS

I would have to say that even though I do buy a lot of high end make-up this does seem a little pricey to me. I am sure it was around £22.50, and its such a little dinky kit I wonder how long it will last me ?. I would also say that even though the packaging is convenient, its not my favourite from Benefit (but that is a personal opinion). I think that some people may find this product a bit too sheer for them as the concealer is very lightly pigmented.

VERDICT

Finally, I think this is a great little product, and it does the job for someone like myself  who needs a bit of correction here and there. It's extremely handy, and fits in my handbag like an absolute dream. I also think this would be fantastic for travelling, I can imagine myself opting for this little kit on a flight just to lighten and brighten the face a little. However, I am slightly cautious about the, price and also if it would work on someone needing a little "extra" as this is quite a sheer product.  

Rating - B+




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18 September 2012

Sophia With Love❤ - Surprises!

Hello Lovelies!
I just wanted to devote this little post to the very lovely Sophia. She sent me a little surprise package a few days ago, which contained some of her gorgeous jewellery from her Boutique "Sophia With Love". It was honestly such a lovely surprise, and it made my day!.

Sophia has become a really great friend of mine through blogging, and we are very similar in many ways. I do believe that you can make friends for life through blogging, and Sophia is definitely one of them. She is such an amazing and lovely girl, and I could honestly say nice things about her all day long! haha.

 I have also made some more lovely friends since joining the #BBLOGGERS community on twitter, so a big shout out to all of my #Bestbloggerfriends.

I would absolutely love for you to check out Sophia's blog & boutique links. Sophia With Love is a really wonderful boutique selling gorgeous Floral, Feminine &Trendy accessories

Thank you Sophia! - I absolutely love my jewellery, and haven't stopped wearing it, and my boyfriend thinks its cute as well haha!. 


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14 September 2012

❤Holiday Edition❤ - Make-up Choices

Hello Lovelies!
Today is the first of my three part series called the "Holiday Edition". I hope you enjoy these posts, as I absolutely love them myself. I'm going away for a week on the 21st September with my parents and boyfriend to the very beautiful island of Mallorca.

The first edition of this mini series is going to be my "Make-Up Choices". I hope you enjoy this post, and if you are visiting me via the #bbloggers chat, then I would like to say a huge welcome to my blog!.


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BASE
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Liquid & Compact Foundation #30
Maybelline BB Cream Light

I decided to take my Chanel foundations, even though I am currently in love with my YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat. The main reason for my decision is because the Chanel foundations contain very much needed SPF, whereas the YSL foundation doesn't. The Chanel shade is also a lot better for my tanned complexion, whereas my YSL is true to my natural more pale tone. Finally, my Maybelline BB cream is coming along for the day's by the pool where I just want a little coverage. 

CONCEALER
Benefit "Perk Up Artist" Corrector Kit
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
YSL Touche Eclat #2
Benefit "POREfessional"

I decided on my concealers, but left my Benefit Erase Paste out as I feel its a little bit thick for a warm holiday. The Benefit Perk Up Artist is the perfect little kit for quick and easy correction, and the Collection 2000 concealer will sort out any blemishes I may have whilst on holiday. I'm also taking my YSL Touche Eclat because Its a miracle worker when you are tired or in need of a little something. I put my POREfessional in with this group for some reason, but I am taking it instead of a powder.

EYES
Urban Decay NAKED #1
Benefit "They're Real"
17 Eyeborw Pencil 

I always keep it nice and simple for the eyes, and my NAKED palette is always a must wherever I go. I am also taking my Benefit "They're Real" over my Chanel mascara's as "They're Real" has better staying power. Finally, I have decided to take my 17 Eyebrow pencil to give them a bit of extra definition. 

FACE
NARS "Deep Throat" Blush
Chanel Blush Horizon
Chanel Bronzing Base
Benefit "Go Tropicoral"

This is probably my favourite part as I love wearing blush on holiday. I am taking my NARS blush which is a combination of Pink with a Peach undertone. I am also taking my Chanel blush Horizon, which gives a really lovely glowy pink glow to the skin. Finally, I am taking my Benefit Tropicoral kit which is just pure amazingness & my Chanel bronzing base which is another holiday essential.

LIPS
MAC Shy Girl
MAC Mac Red
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine #48 Evasion
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine #70 Sourire
Dior Ultra Gloss #Rose Bikini
Chanel Glossimer #Calypso
Rimmel lip liners in Tiramisu & Red Diva

Lip products are always a firm favourite, and probably the part I look forward to the most in general. I feel like a lipstick is the way I make my statement for the day. Some people choose to do this with their eyes, but I am not the most talented with eye make up haha. Firstly, I love MAC Shy Girl as its just one of those perfect go with anything kind of "Nudes". It also goes nicely under my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine #Evasion. I am also taking my new MAC Mac Red lipstick, as I think that will spice up a few of my LBD'S quite nicely ;). I can't forget about my two favourite summer glosses either, and I think  Dior Rose Bikini & Chanel Calypso will be fun day time pops of colour!.

Hope you are all well my loves ? - Let me know if you have used or would like to use any of the products mentioned, and also feel free to leave your links :)

Love India X
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12 September 2012

❤My Hair Story❤

Hey Lovelies!
Over the past few months I have had a couple of requests to do a post about looking after my hair, and just general information about maintenance. The reason why I haven't done this post sooner is because I don't really do anything that special to it. However, I thought it would still be nice to do it for the lovelies who have requested it in the past.

A lot of people ask me if my hair is extensions, but it is 100% natural. It did actually used to be past my bum, but I had it cut at around 13. I then had it cut to around "boob" length, and then it grew back to the length which it is below. I was very lucky to be born with a full head of black baby hair, and by the time I was around three it was already growing down my back. 



Looking after my hair ?
It hasn't been easy!! my hair can take me up to around 2 hours to wash and dry as its thick, which I think is quite a lot. I find that the best way to look after my hair is by not using heat, so I will only ever style my hair on a night out. My hair also gets oily at the roots, but very dry at the ends so it can be hard trying to balance, and use the right products for my hair. I also wash it every other day, and let it dry naturally over night. I am not a huge fan of the hairdresser as very often I go with my sister who also has long hair, and we can be in there for anything up to 5 hours.

What products do I use currently ?
- Kerastase Bain Clarifiant Shampoo
- Pantene Protect & Volume Shampoo & Conditioner 
- John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo & Conditioner & Perfecting Glosser

Products I haven't liked ?
L'Oreal Crystal Sparkling Shampoo
Herbal Essences Range

Want longer hair ?
A lot of girls have asked me in the past about how they can get longer hair, and the only real thing I could think of was extensions. However, I know a lot of people who have had really good experiences with this hair growth treatment by Lee Stafford . The reviews on the boots website are really good, so it might be worth checking that out. 

If you want any other answers of perhaps some advice, then message me below and I will get back to you!
Love India <3
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11 September 2012

Benefit Coralista Review & 400 Followers

Hey Lovelies!
Before I get into today's post, I have to say the BIGGEST thank-you to all of my followers old and new for getting me to 400 blog followers. Most of you know that I suffer quite badly with anxiety at times, so your support means more than you might think!. I currently have a "Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss" Giveaway which only has 1 day left, so make-sure you visit this link to enter. I am also going to be having a 1 day twitter giveaway of a luxury skincare sample, which you can find more info about on my twitter account "JewelBeautyBlog"

Today, I am going to be doing another "Mini" review of one of the products from my amazing Benefit "Go Tropicoral" kit. I would 100% recommend these kits, as they are a fabulous way to try out up to four Benefit products. Even though the products are small, they will still last you a very long time. 

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What I like
Coralista is a shade that reminds me a bit of my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Evasion, as its the kind of shade that can truly work as an everyday colour. It's a perfect Coral/Peachy Pink shade, that gives a wonderful glow. It can be worked to different intensities, which I have tried to show in the above pictures. The smell is also wonderful, and it makes the product even more amazing to use. Since having my "Benefit Go Tropicoral Kit" I have used it every single day, and I can see me purchasing a full size version when I run out of it. I can't comment on the packaging, as I don't have a full size version but I do have other Benefit boxed powders, and as always Benefit sure don't fall short in the packaging department.

What I don't like
I honestly don't dislike anything about this blusher, because its absolutely beautiful. However, only a small amount of people in the blogging world have said that it has been to "light" on them. 

Verdict
This blusher is beautiful and awakening, which makes this blush a really good staple to have in your beauty collection. It is expensive, but I would recommend Benefit or NARS if you ever wanted to have a high end blush splurge. I think that "CORALista" could become a top favourite of mine in the future, as I haven't been able to put it down since getting it.

Rating - A+

Thanks for reading my lovelies & don't forget to comment below with your links!

Love India X
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9 September 2012

Haul - MAC/Benefit/Primark

Hey Lovelies!
I hope you are all well ? - I thought I would do a little haul post for you today, as I don't really do that many of them. I needed a little retail therapy, and just needed to pick up a few last bits for holiday (and some make-up haha). I will be attending the #bbloggers chat for a bit tonight, so if you visit my blog via the chat, I just want to say a "Huge" welcome :)

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I picked up two plain Black & White vest tops as these are always very handy to take on holiday. I also purchased some Loafers from Primark, as my beloved ASOS ones have started to break and they are now sold out Online. I also seen that the lovely Meg from Meg's Budget Boutique had purchased these, so for around £8's I knew I had to grab them as well. I also picked up some cute PJ's as the nights are starting to get a little cold again now, and there is nothing more I love than being snugly!.

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No haul of mine would ever be complete without paying the beauty department a visit haha!. I decided to pick up MAC "MAC Red" (£14.00) after my lovely friend Sophia recommend me this shade. I have been scared to try a Red before, but I must admit after wearing it today I am in LOVE with it.

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Finally, I caved into Benefit's "Perk Up Artist" corrector kit (£22.50). However, I wasn't exactly amused by the very "bored" sales assistant, I couldn't believe how unhelpful she was towards me. It actually felt like she was trying to put me off the brand by the way she was acting!. Anyway, this kit is super cute, and I'm amazed by how creamy this palette is. I was happy with how the corrector covered my redness up today, so I will be sure to review both of the products I purchased!.

I would love to hear your opinions & also don't forget to leave your links below!

Love India

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7 September 2012

❤❤My Foundation Routine❤ ❤ Temple Spa,YSL,Benefit & Chanel

Hey Lovelies!
I haven't posted for a few days, but I have had a bit of anxiety and stress within my personal life. I am actually amazed by how supportive people have been on twitter, and I really appreciate it. I have made so many friends recently, and I am always looking to make more!. Today, I thought I would go ahead and do my current foundation routine, as I feel like the last two weeks I have really found a great routine. I haven't been fake tanning much, so I have been able to make use of my YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation. I feel like I look a bit tired in these pictures, so I hope you don't mind haha, oh and excuse the non- glamorous hair.. but it's washing day today :P. I hope you enjoy this post, and don't forget to comment & leave your links!. 


Step 1 - Skincare
My skincare is by Temple Spa (mostly) and I'm currently using "Be Gone" which is a kind hearted cleansing lotion, which is really lovely and gentle on my skin. I then use my "Toning Essence" which is a lovely mist full of Mediterranean goodness, which tones and soothes the skin. I then use my "Be Strong Serum" which is absolutely amazing, and described as a "Power Packed Super Juice". Then I move on to my "BeCalm" face & body balm, which is really refreshing & great for redness problems. Finally, I'm just using up my Balance Me. eye cream which I do like, but I have never found an amazing eye cream that I love. 


Step 2 - Base
Okay, so the pictures are from  (L-R) in the order that I applied my make-up. Firstly, I took 2 pumps of my YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat in b30 and applied all over my face with my Real Techniques Buffing brush (excuse the unflattering pictures haha). I then apply my Benefit POREfessional over my foundation, as I feel it does a better job of filling Pores when it is applied over, and not under my foundation. This foundation is perfect for creating a really nice bright/light complexion, without looking shiny. I would say this foundation would work best on normal/dry skin types, and combination types with a primer/powder. 


Step 3 - Eyes
Okay, so to keep in line with my bright & summery routine, I have only used basic eye make-up. I have taken "Virgin" from the UD Naked Palette #1 and applied it all over my lid. I find this shade to be really brightening, and it gives my face a fresher look. I then go in with the shade "Naked" in the outer corner, just to add the slightest bit of definition. I then finish my eyes off with the amazing Benefit "They're Real" mascara, and that's my simple eye look finished!.


Step 4 - Finishing Touches 
So Finally, I take my YSL Touche Eclat #2 and put it under my eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles. I then take the Benefit Coralista Blush, and dust it over my cheeks. To complete the look, and help it stay, I set my make-up with my Chanel Loose Powder in #30. Oh, and we can't forget about the lips!! - I use my Benefit Cha Cha Tint to give them a coral stain, and I finish off with my Coralista Gloss

Thanks for reading!

Love India X

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3 September 2012

Mini Review - Benefit High Beam

Hey Lovelies!
So it's Monday today, and I have decided to carry on with my mini reviews of all the products from the Benefit "Go Tropicoral" kit. I'm going to be reviewing the very famous "High Beam" today, which I have enjoyed using.


High Beam is designed to be a luminous complexion enhancer, which I would agree with. Benefit describe it as being "A satiny Pink Liquid highlighter for cheek & brow bones".

What I like ?
I do really like this highlighter, and the main reason is because its lovely and awakening. I have pale skin which means that this highlighter works nicely on my skin tone. I also find it surprisingly natural on my skin, as some highlighters can make too much of an appearance sometimes. I am wearing it above, and hopefully you will be able to tell that it's the area which is attracting the light.

What I don't like ?
I think I may still prefer "Girl Meets Pearl" as it has Gold & Pink undertones making it even more versatile. I also have suspicions about how long this highlighter lasts, as it doesn't seem to take me long to think "Where has it gone?". I put it on again this morning, and noticed that within about 2hours it wasn't actually visible any longer. It's a shame, but I think that I might be more suited to powder highlighters. So if any of you lovelies can recommend me a great powder highlighter, then make sure you comment below!

Price
The price of this product is £18.50 which is actually cheaper than some of their other highlighters. I do feel like this product would last you ages, but if you have trouble making products "stay" on your face, then I don't think this product is for you.

Final Verdict
I really wanted to love this, and in some ways I actually do. However, I just couldn't justify buying the full product knowing that it haS less than 2 hours stay time on me. I would rate this product as a B, because the colour and initial results are amazing, but the longevity just isn't there for me. I know a lot of people love this product, so I would always suggest trying it out at your local Benefit counter first.

Love India X

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