Thursday, 31 July 2014
Today I have a first impressions post on a new and exciting product launch that is due out this weekend, Saturday the 2nd of August on QVC and QVCUK.com to be precise.
Id like to introduce to you the brand Facacia, what I have here is a two step skincare system that is also antibacterial, and we all know skincare with antibacterial properties is going to be amazing at banishing those pesky spots and prevent them from showing up again.
To be honest with you these products couldn't have been sent to me at a better time, I'm having serious breakouts around my chin area at the moment so I can really put them to the test and see how they work (watch this space).
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
I was lucky enough to get sent this beautiful looking Mademoiselle Gabrielle face mask a few weeks back from the lovely people at Purenesse.
Pureness is an online store that offer high quality, natural and organic products from quite a few French skincare brands, and we all know the French have it down to a tee when it comes to skincare, so this isn't a bad little site if you fancy giving some new brands a go.
I had never heard of the brand Mademoiselle Gabrielle, so I did some research and read reviews before hand. I think its important to do this as you want to make sure its safe it is going on your skin. Here is a little bit about the brand..
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Happy National Lipstick day everyone! I thought today would be good timing for my top summer lipsticks post.
Could you imagine life without ever wearing a lipstick ever again? well I was reading up on this national lipstick day and apparently the government tried to ban it years back, and people said that wearing lipstick should be an offence punishable by law..oh er! what a colourless life us beauty fans would have lived.
Today I have decided to pick out my favourite summer lipsticks, you'll have to excuse the state of them, they have been very loved and have been bashed around in my handbag a lot.
Monday, 28 July 2014
Today I have decided to start a new series on my blog that goes by the name of Motivational Mondays, my aim is to help those of you who feel like taking a step in the right direction towards a more healthier lifestyle.. from time to time we all need that little kick up the butt to help keep us going and I thought this would be a great idea, what do you think?.
I have spoke about my weight loss journey in older posts here and here if you would like a read.
To cut a long story short, after having my 2 baby boys Alfie 3 and Charlie 16 months I gained quite a bit of weight, I was really unhappy and embarrassed about the way I looked, and realised only I could do something about it.
After all life is too short to feel unhappy in your own skin so you may as well feel confident, happy, healthy and make the right changes.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Recently I seem to have been getting more and more into Benefit makeup, this is probably the fault of my new local Benefit counter in Boots, they have just made all their products look so appealing and pretty the magpie in me just cant resist.
While looking at the ever-so-famous Benefit box blushes the lady that works there came to have a little chat with me about them, then offered to try some on me. She asked me if I had ever seen the Rockateur blush as its her favourite, I then explained that I had seen it about but it looked far to glittery for me, she said well lets give it a go I think you'll be surprised....and that I was!
As soon as I looked in the mirror after she applied it to my cheekbones it was love at first sight and I knew this bad boy had to be mine.
The shade and finish just instantly brightened up my face its seriously one beautiful blush.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Last Sunday me and the family decided to take a little trip to Bicester Village, it was actually my other half's idea much to my surprise and I definitely wasn't going to say no was I ?!
For those who are like eh! what's she on about Bicester Village?.. well Bicester Village is a huge designer outlet in the UK; Oxfordshire to be precise, you can find brands such as Dior, Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Céline and my favourite The Cosmetics Company. Oh Yes!! and everything is at super discounted prices.
Friday, 18 July 2014
The other day I was tagged by the lovely Bee over at The Beauty Locker, to do this nail product addict tag. When I was notified by her I couldn't wait to get stuck in ..thanks Bee.
This tag was also created by A Simple Mix.
Thursday, 17 July 2014
For those of you who want to delve into the Benefit skincare line, but don't want to fork out on something you may not like this is the thing for you!
The Benefit b.right (great play on words there) radiant intro kit consists of 6 miniature sized products from their range.
I think little sets like this are a brilliant way to try a bit of everything from a brand so you can see what's worth committing to and what's not, that's exactly why I decided to purchase this, I have heard so many good things about their skincare line I just couldn't decide what to get first (probably because I'm the most indecisive person in the world).
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Wow! i cant believe i now have 200 of you following and reading my blog, it means so much that people take time to read and comment my posts. I genuinely started beauty blogging purely because no other person i know gets as excited about beauty products as i do (my other half just doesn't get it); i had to get my excitement and enthusiasm out there in some way and this was it! its amazing how nice and welcoming the blogging community are.
I have made some special friends thanks to blogging, and got to know lots of other lovely- like-minded people, so now i want to give a little back and say thank you to everyone who follows Classic Rouge by hosting this giveaway.
You will be entering to win the following goodies..
Friday, 11 July 2014
Bargains like this excite me, so of course i have to share it with my lovely readers, you need to whip this Indeed Labs deal up next time you shop in Boots A.S.A.P.!
If your like me and have been dying to try their range now is the time.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Cant grow your nails past a certain length? Want beautifully glossy nails without having gels? then this post is for you. I was one of those unfortunate people to have nails that where so weak that they would constantly peel and break at a certain length, it is really frustrating when all you want is those beautiful,long and strong nails but you just cant get there.
I think they started to get worse after i moved house as i could no longer have a dishwasher due to not having enough kitchen space, so as you've probably guessed everything is hand washed, and much to my joy its only me that does it! doing this all the time had made my hands horribly dry and my nails left suffering too (blimey that sounds so dramatic..but its true).
I then got myself into a nail care routine, and these products have worked wonders they a complete must have..not just for people with bad nails like me..for everyone!!
|Nail Colour Used : Zoya- Charisma|
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
So here we have it my first ever recipe post..go easy on me ;)! As promised from this post here i mentioned that i was going to start adding some healthy eating recipes to my blog, i had such a great response and this was the most requested one, so lets get into it.
These protein pancakes only consist of a few ingredients so it makes it super quick and easy to prepare before work or the gym, they are crazily filling and manage to keep me full till lunchtime which is great as it stops me from snacking. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so may as well make it a tasty filling one!
These Protein Panckes are especially effective after or before a workout to help build that lean muscle and repair it.
Thursday, 3 July 2014
I cant explain my happiness to say that I've finally managed to get my hands on something from a MAC limited edition collection! I'm always missing out, ill hear about a new collection then check on their website right away..nope all gone, they go way to fast for my liking!
After seeing all of Sarah from andbeautyorsomething MAC's Osbourne Collection "pritties" ;).I knew that I needed to get my hands on a piece right away, but again kind of thought I wouldn't stand a chance....until I spotted that Dodgy Girl Lipstick was the only thing in stock from the collection...it was a sign guys! I didn't even hesitate and bought it, even though I thought.. hmm could I pull of a lilac lip ..I duno we will see.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
So here we have it guys, monthly favourite's time and the following products are what have been floating my boat in the month of June!
L-R Soap and Glory Kick Ass Brighten and Blur stick, Stila Convertible Colour - Lilium, Xen Tan - Absolute Luxe Dark Lotion, One Love Organics- Skin Saviour, Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry, Beauty Blender.