Get Ready With Me…At Butlins

If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that I spent last weekend at Butlins in Skegness with my 5 year old Goddaughter Willow. To ensure I was spruced up for all of that evening entertainment, I was recently sent some gorgeous false nails, fragrance and false eyelashes which I wanted to share with you all. I think as long as your nails and eyelashes are on point, then the rest seems to work well too, so nails was where I started…

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imPRESS Press-On Manicure
I first ever tried imPRESS false nails when I was over in Orlando two years ago – and was really impressed with the look of the final result and how long they lasted. The colours I was sent included Casting Call – A rich, shiny, chocolatey brown, Ecstatic Cling – a gorgeous bright Barbie pink and Big Flirt – a stunning raspberry red/pink colour. In summer I love to go for the brightest things possible and so I chose the Ecstatic Cling nails.

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The nails themselves come in a faux nail polish bottle which I think is super cute and full application instructions are included. You simply size up the nails to your own nails, cleanse your natural nails with the enclosed prep pad, peel off the backing of the false nails and press down firmly. It really is as simple as that! Much quicker than a trip to the nail salon. My nails lasted about 5 days, but that was only because I decided to take them off myself and not because they had fallen off. I think the bright, glossy finish looks amazing.

KISS Looks So Natural Eyelashes
My natural eyelashes are not my favourite things in the world – they are quite longish, but they are straight and very very fine and often refuse to co-operate therefore I am a huge false eyelash fan and always wear them when I am going anywhere on an evening or on holiday etc. KISS eyelashes are featherlight, and the end of each lash is tapered to give a natural look rather than a false, blunt look.

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Each pack comes with a little vial of glue, and you simply paint a thin strip of glue on the lash strip and place on the lashes and hold down in place for 30-60seconds. They are super easy to use, and within seconds you can really enhance your natural lashes. The two varieties I was sent include Shy, which is a feathery look or Sultry which is a much finer look, perfect for everyday wear. The lashes stayed on all night and were easy to remove – all I had to do was peel the strip away from my lash line, which didn’t hurt in the slightest as the glue dries to a rubbery texture.

Light & Dark Eau de Parfum by Leighton Denny
A night out would not be complete without a spritz of your favourite fragrance and this sexy number by Leighton Denny is definitely a winner. Leighton Denny is a multi-award-winning designer of all things nails, but has recently delved into the world of beauty and fragrance, with Light & Dark being his first perfume release. Light & Dark is designed to be worn during the day and on an evening, which meant I only had to take one bottle of perfume with me and not two!

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When you first smell the perfume, you are hit with fruity floral notes, with pepper and citrus notes to stop the fragrance from being too girly, and confident and uplifting instead. As the fragrance settles, the fruit gives way to the florals – jasmine, gardenia, lily and rose – and the woody sandalwood, amber and patchouli give the fragrance a long-lasting scent. The bottle feels really comfortable to use and spritz, as well as looking stunning on the dressing table – a little like a star-shaped jewel.

Myself and Willow had a fabulous time at Butlins and I have included a couple of snaps in this post, which I hope you enjoy.

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You can purchase imPRESS here, KISS lashes here and Leighton Denny’s Light & Dark here.

Love,

Kathryn xxx

Happy 7th Anniversary to Cosme De!

Cosme De are celebrating their 7th year, and are fast becoming my favourite cosmetics online store. They recently sent me one of their really cute anniversary bears, which you can get for free with any spend over $169. My little bear is the Kishi bear, celebrating happiness to the Earth, which I think is a lovely message to spread. They very kindly, also sent me two of their fabulous products as well as a generous sample pot.

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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer £20
I don’t actually own many Dior products and have seen this Lip plumper around and have wanted to give it a whirl as I suffer from quite thin, dry lips. This product has a revolutionary lip care system that boosts volume instantly and restructures in the long term, thanks to a unique blend of hyaluronic and marine-based fillers that smooth, moisturise and leave lips irresistibly plump. You can wear it alone or underneath your regular lipstick or gloss, and using it everyday for 15 consecutive days can give a longer lasting result. Its fresh mint and vanilla scent is gorgeous and I found that there was a little bit of a tingle, but not at all uncomfortable.

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NARS Blush in Super Orgasm £22
I have the NARS Blush in Orgasm and love the shade and slight sparkle that it gives, and Super Orgasm steps up the sparkle, which I thought would be perfect for my upcoming holiday. The shade is a golden-shimmered warm pink with gold glitter and gives a lovely light finish with a stronger sheen. The compact comes with a large mirror on the inside of the lid which makes it really handy for topping up that shimmer effect on an evening out. I fell in love with this blusher as soon as I saw the colour and it will definitely be used a lot in these upcoming summer months.

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Creme De La Mer Moisturising Cream Sample Pot
Most skincare samples normally come in the sachets, with barely enough product to cover my cheeks, never mind the whole of my face. Cosme De kindly sent me this generously-sized pot of the Creme De La Mer Moisturising Cream, and as I have never tried any of the very expensive Creme De La Mer products before, I can’t wait to try this out. I am going to save this to use on the flight to Orlando and the return flight as I think this is when my skin will most benefit from the use of an amazing, quality moisturiser.

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You can join in the Cosme De Birthday fun here. Which products have caught your eye? Let me know in the comments below.

Love,

Kathryn xxx

Cetraben Cream & Lotion

When spring rolls around, the skin on my legs and arms always get a little itchy and irritable. Now I have no idea why, neither does my Doctor, therefore I have to try out a whole host of various creams and lotions to try and calm it down. Not a lot ever seems to work. When I was given the chance to try out Cetraben Cream & Lotion, I jumped at the chance, in order to get my skin in Summer ready condition.

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Cetraben is a moisturising and protective cream for the relief of symptoms such as red, inflamed, dry or chapped skin, especially when associated with eczema. For those of you who suffer from chapped skin in the winter months, this would also be something that could help out your skin, saving you from the winter blues. I received the Cream and the Lotion formulas, with the Lotion being a lighter feeling product, which was what I used first thing in a morning, whereas the Cream formula is a little thicker, which I found perfect for using overnight.

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Both of the products are fragrance free, so will help even the most sensitive of skins and I found each one absorbed really quickly and easily into my skin, which is good as I have zero patience waiting for creams to dry, especially in a morning when I am getting dressed. You get 200ml of product in each bottle, and a little really goes a long way – I only needed 2-3 pumps for both legs, and 2 pumps for both of my arms. I love how easy the product is to pump out, as sometimes when applying cream, the bottle can often get greasy and creamy and slippy and I end up giving up, but had no problems with these creams.

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They have made me skin a lot less irritable, and my skin looks and feels so much healthier after just one week of continuous daily use, which I think speaks volumes alone for this brand. I still have the odd irritability but nothing like I did before, and so I am definitely going to be continuing to use these fabulous skin saviours.

Cetraben is available at £7.99 per 200ml bottle and you can find out more about the brand itself here.

Love,

Kathryn xxx

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