Rimmel’s 14 Day Super Gel Polish – Product Review 💅🏻

I struggle to get my nail polish to stay chip free for longer than a day (or night out!), so love a longer lasting Gel option.  I’ve had big problems with allergies when getting my nails done using the UV option before (swollen giant fingers are not a good look – and v painful!!), so the lure of a gel finish from a ‘normal’ nail polish range was too tempting to knock back – especially when it was by Rimmel, one of my fav ‘drugstore’ brands.

I put the ‘Super Gel’ varnish to the test and rated how it performed over the following categories…

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Lucy Bee’s Intensive Hair Mask

As a lover of homemade beauty treatments, when I saw Lucy Bee had released a book containing 50 of her top natural beauty recipes, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

Arriving through my door the next day (gotta love Amazon Prime!), I started to flick through the pages to see what I could make first! 😀

Broken down into separate sections containing recipes for  Hair, Beauty and Skin, the book ranges from various masks, lotions and even smoothies & energy bites to help give your body that natural boost.

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Linton & Mac’s 1st Birthday Bash

It’s been a big year for Linton & Mac, who within the past 12 months have become Aberdeen’s go to place for hair, makeup & nails and a won host of industry and business awards – including Best Business in Scotland at the Scottish Business Awards held in Edinburgh last week (28th August 2016).

Since launching last year (September 2015), the original team of 10 has more than doubled in size and the salon now employs 25 members of staff, adding to the skills and services the salon can offer.

After sending out an open invite on social media to all customers and friends of the Salon, Linton & Mac’s 1st Birthday Bash had all the elements of an event not to be missed.  With  Proper Corn, Porters Gin and Fierce beer kitting out the party, my friend and I headed along on Saturday to join in on the fun!

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Top 5 Tips – How to Make Sure your Make-Up Survives this Heatwave! ☀️

I’m sure you’re all out enjoying this brilliant weather that we’re having…finally a summer!! 🎉 (Even if it does last just a few days!). However, if the temperature rising also sends your Make-Up running, then you need to sort this out!  Summer dresses aren’t as cute when accompanied by shiny faces and panda eyes!!

If your finding that your Make-Up melts off your skin within the first 5 minutes of being in the sun – there are some tips that you can add into your routine to reduce this.  I’ve listed my top 5 below, but if you have anymore, then feel free to comment and share!

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DiamondTome Facial 

My skin had been looking a little on the dull side, so when I saw a half price offer on itison for a DiamondTome Facial at Tiffany Hair and Beauty (Aberdeen), I quickly snapped it up.

The DiamondTome facial is a skin resurfacing system and the latest technology in microdermabrasion.  It uses a diamond encrusted wand to vacuum and exfoliate the skin, reducing or eliminating signs of ageing, such as discolouration, fine lines and texture.

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Denim Smoky Eyes 👀

You might have seen my earlier post on Mixology @ Paramount – Aberdeen (if you haven’t you should def go check it out 😜), but I thought I’d also do a quick post on my makeup from the evening.

To do this denim smokey eye, I used a mixture of shades and eyeshadow textures…

Applying MAC’s Cream Colour Base (Pearl Frost) as a Primer, I built up the colour with a neutral shade (Combust) from Urban Decay’s NAKED Smoky Palette.  Using ‘Password‘ and ‘Dagger‘ (also from the Smoky Palette) to build up the colour and depth in the crease, I then used a flat brush to apply Chanel’s Apparition Illusion d’ombre eyeshadow across the lid – before finishing with MAC’s ‘Grey’ Glitter pigment.

Adding a thin line of liquid liner across the top last line and using a denim eyeliner and ‘Dagger‘ shadow along the bottom lashes, the look is then finished off by applying some false lashes 😀