Friday, 29 August 2014
This was my first ever Illamasqua purchase and it wasn't something I originally intended buying. I was infact looking at their oh-so-popular Brow Cake (brow powder) just for a different brow product to try that I could use along side my favourite Anastasia Dip brow Pomade to give a softer effect at the front of my brows.
While looking at the Illamasqua Brow Cake the sales assistant at the counter came over and insisted I try their new Precision Brow Gel- he had me at the word new, I'm always up for trying something a bit different.
As soon as he whipped out the jar of product I thought.. ahh this is going to be just like the Dip Brow Pomade , then he swatched it on his hand with their angled brush and it just looked fantastically smooth and easy to control - I was that impressed with the demo I even bought the brush he used with it too!
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Nip + Fab are a brand I have been aware of for ages now, although I have only tried their body butters (which are amazing and surprisingly light) I have always been curious about their skincare and just recently I have been seeing more and more of their products popping up in shops. I even spotted on their Instagram that the gorgeous Millie Mackintosh from Made in Chelsea is the new face of the brand which is pretty awesome.
For the past couple of weeks I have been trialling their latest offering of the Bee Sting line which contains actual bee venom...woah right?!..
I was kind of anxious about giving these a go because of that ingredient, but on the other hand I was pretty excited as I've never tried anything like it before.
I have seen a few very pricey skincare brands around that have bee venom popped in some of their products as its supposed to have an amazing ,lifting and plumping effect on the skin, but now you don't have to spend top dollar thanks to Nip + Fab.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
I have been on the hunt for some hair care products that could help tame my unruly, frizzy dry hair for what seems like ages now, I have tried everything from L'Oreal to Morrocanoil, nothing really floated my boat until I got my hands on the Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Trio.
I have seen these about for a while and was rather put off the hefty price tag ..as you probably know Bumble and Bumble ain't cheap!
I then spotted they had this set of miniatures on a visit to Boots one day and thought it would be a great way to start; if your a regular reader of Classic Rouge you will know how much I love the idea of mini-try-me sets like this, I just think they are a great way of giving a range a good go before you decide to commit to a full size.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Like you probably have, I've been seeing these Frank body scrubs pop up everywhere with their risqué pictures of girls/boys covered in what looks like soil, along with cheeky little captions such as "Get Naked, Get Dirty, Get Rough, Get Clean" over social media for the past couple of months, and like most things that get a whole lotta hype.. it sparks my curiosity.
Plus I do love me a good body scrub, and Frank wasn't just your average
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
I seem to be getting quite into my skincare at the moment, a week or so ago I was on the look out for something that I could use along-side my usual cleansing regime to give my pores that extra deep clean. I had obviously heard of the Clarisonic Facial Brushes, but these are quite on the pricey side so I was constantly on the hunt for a cheaper alternative. That's when the lovely people at Magnitone contacted me, asking me to join their review panel for the #7daychallenge. I researched the company/products as you do and it sounded just like what I was after!
Monday, 18 August 2014
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; and probably my favourite. So many people I know always say ..ahh I don't have enough time in the mornings to think about breakfast, let alone make it healthy and filling to see me through till lunch.
I have given these said people a few of my breakfast recipe's and lets say they where very much a hit, so today I have decided to show you lucky people two of my favourite morning recipes using the very delish Upbeat Protein drinks.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
When I spotted that Nails Inc where joining forces with the style icon Alexa Chung (who is also the new face of the brand), I knew straight away this was going to be a winning combo. Then when I looked at the press release for the new Alexa line they all where nail effect/texture polishes; if your a regular reader of Classic Rouge you'll know I'm not really a fan of these...I just prefer the shiny, glossy look and I find that these texture ones that are about can sometimes look rather tacky.
On the other hand was Alexa Chung really going to bring out a load of polishes that would be anything less than chic? probably not.
I trusted Alexa and decided to give one a go in the shade Cashmere, lets see if I was swayed into the world of texture nail polishes.
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
This Review has been a long time coming, there is a little story to this.. Basically a few weeks back I was having some serious spot troubles, they appeared around my chin and jawline and they just wouldn't budge what-so-ever, that's when I hit the net and did some research on spot clearing products and came across the GlamGlow Supermud.
I have seen GlamGlow masks around before but the price always put me off at around £49.99 a pot! so while I was on the GlamGlow site I spotted they did a samples kit you can buy, it includes..
Monday, 11 August 2014
I'm really enjoying writing up these Motivational Mondays posts, one again I have had an amazing response from you lovely lot! it makes my day when people tweet me saying that these posts have helped and inspired them in some way.
Today on the agenda is all about how treating yourself to the occasional piece of active wear can make you more eager to hit the gym, and gives you that extra confidence.. it sure works for me anyway!
Friday, 8 August 2014
Oh boy is this one delicious looking eye shadow palette, and one I've had my eye on for ages!
I never decided to take the plunge till now because it was the question of..do I need another neutral eye shadow palette after owning all three of the Urban Decay Naked's?
Don't be silly course I do, #beautybloggerproblems..(story of my life).
The design and the names of the eye shadows, such as Crème Brulee and Black Forest Truffle sold me straight away, its literally Willy Wonka heaven.
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
This Tag was made by Jessica Vannan at Pretty Chit Chat.
I was tagged by Jessica herself at Pretty Chit Chat, go check it out its a beautiful little blog!
Jessica designed this tag to be fuss free yet fun, its going to be a toughie as I can only choose one item for each category ..lets get stuck in shall we.
Monday, 4 August 2014
I cant believe how amazing and supportive everyone has been on my last Motivational Mondays post, I was left some really lovely comments so It has really spurred me on to keep this series going, so thank you!
Today I want to talk all about keeping progress, I realise that the whole seeing the progress thing can be tough, especially when you have worked your butt off all week in the gym, then hop on the scales at the end of the week and they haven't changed at all. It happens to the best of us, and I have to admit it would make me feel really down ..like what's the point? I'm doing this and obviously not getting anywhere....FALSE!
I am going to show you how you don't have to just measure your progress with the scales, there are other ways that are sure to keep you going without that dis-heartened feeling you may get.
Friday, 1 August 2014
I found it super difficult to think of just a few beauty favourites this month as I have been loving so many. Here is what products made it to the final cut and shone through for me in the month of July.