Freedom Professional London Makeup Review

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As I was strolling through Superdrug looking for makeup I totally needed did not need at all, I came across a brand called Freedom. I had heard of this brand before, but never tried it. The range is from the same creators of Makeup Revolution which I have used before and was so impressed at the price. I was looking forward to trying this and picked up a few items I liked the look of to try. This is what I thought of them…

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Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara Review

Hello everyone! It has been a wee while since I’ve written and decided to get that sorted! It´s been a mad few months, between being busy at work and a family passing, I haven’t had much chance to write. I have been waiting for something to jump out at me and oh have I found it!

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It happened by chance, I was in Superdrug looking for my usual Revlon Mascara only to not find it anywhere, but instead a new range of mascaras. Distraught that my usual had been discontinued, I grumpily chose one and set off to pay.

The next morning, (after calming down!) I decided to give it a bash. There are five mascaras in the new range by Revlon, I choose the Ultra Volume Mascara, in 001 Blackest Black, as I have fairly long natural lashes but not very thick. Here is what I found…

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What they say: Conditioning, clump-free formula plumps lashes. Revlon Lash Plumping Brush™ features triple grooves designed to hold formula for maximum volume and short and long bristles designed to comb every lash and eliminate clumps.

What I say: I’ll admit that I was fully expecting to hate this product… but I can confess that I actually LOVE IT. The wand is a decent size, quite thick which reaches all the lashes, coating them evenly. There are never any clumps and doesn’t give my eyelashes that ‘spidery’ look. It makes my lashes appear thicker and the brush does a good job of separating them. Also for not being waterproof mascara it doesn’t smudge and stays put throughout the day.

The Verdict

I love this new mascara and at £9.99 it’s a bargain buy. I look forward to trying a few of the others in the range and I am embracing the new changes and officially forgive Revlon…

Have you tried this mascara or any others from the range? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Kaitlin xx

 

 

 

 

Spring/Summer 15 – What’s on the High Street

I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to go Spring/Summer shopping when there is still snow on the ground outside! However, as a Scottish lass, I am used to four seasons in one day so it shouldn’t be such a struggle. To get me in the mind frame of wearing light jackets and open toed shoes again, I have been looking online to see what there is and I have picked my top 8 items…

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1. Black Stripe Print Tie Waist Slim Fit Trousers, £19.99, New Look

2. Biker jacket, £60.00, Next

3. Cream fringe heels, £39.00, Dorothy Perkins4 5

4. Pink Jacquard Full Skirt, £120.00, Untold at House of Fraser

5. Blue lace back jumper, £22.00, Miss Selfridge6 7 8

6. Floral handbag, £55.00, Star by Julien Macdonald at Debenhams

7. Yellow floral print top, £42.00, M&Co.

8. Floral scuba coat, £23.00, Primark.


I would love to hear your thoughts on my picks! Do you have any of the items I have included? How do you style them, or how would you if you did? Comment below I would love to hear your ideas… 🙂 xx

My Favourite Shops in Dunedin: Shopping Haul!

I have to admit, this post is way overdue… as I am now back home in Scotland. However, it was a pretty hectic trip as with my brother being the main focus for being there, my blogging took a temporary back seat… but I’m back! I wanted to share with you my top places to hit for shopping in Dunedin. It is safe to say that Dunedin is nothing like Glasgow when it comes to shops (no Primark, H&M, River Island, Forever 21, New Look…) but the beauty of shopping abroad is that you pick up pieces that you can’t get at home.

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So, for sole purpose of my blog (kind of) I hit the shops and picked out my favourite finds in Dunedin…

Glassons

This is the NZ equivalent of New Look/ River Island and is the best place for high-street fashion.

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Glassons deliver worldwide. Shop online here

Typo

Looking for a quirky gift for that person who has everything? Think Typo! With gadgets, diaries and things for the house, everyone is covered here!

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Typo deliver worldwide. Shop online here

Factorie

Factorie is another high street shop, similar to New Look or Forever 21, with more casual high street pieces.

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Factorie deliver worldwide. Shop online here.

Lovisa

Every time I visit Dunedin I make sure I visit Lovisa, a jewellery shop with designer style pieces, without the price tag. Again, a great place for gifts. They have something for everyone and they wrap up your goodies beautifully!

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 Lovisa don’t have an online store unfortunately! Some of their products can be viewed here.

The Warehouse

Now, the Warehouse gets a pretty bad name from what I’ve heard. It is more like Primark budget but it has everything from clothes to garden furniture. I was in and spotted this super cheap gorgeous nude quilted bag , and even better it was on sale!

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The Warehouse don’t ship internationally. 

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Kaitlin xx

Get the Chelsea look! Millie Mackintosh debuts jewellery range for Dorothy Perkins

At just 25, Millie Mackintosh is one busy lady. Model, reality TV star, fashion designer… and to top it off, the socialite has now launched her own jewellery range with Dorothy Perkins.

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Millie launched her fashion range last month, which was so in demand, the website crashed. Her jewellery range is now set to sell out, after launching on Wednesday.Millie PIC 3

Inspired by family heirlooms and pieces Millie collected while travelling, she was spotted saying she enjoyed designing her range so much it didn’t feel like work.

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Featuring statements, charm and collar necklaces, as well as bracelets and drop earrings. The 23-piece collection is – as they would say in Chelsea – simply fabulous.

Luckily for us, you don’t need a Chelsea budget to buy Millie’s trinkets. Prices start at £10. Click links for link to website.

Budget VS Blowout… Barely-there heels

Strappy ‘barely-there’ heels are so on trend right now and their simplicity means they go with anything, from skinny jeans to a glam dress. Do you need a pair of these in your life? Don’t despair, whether you are skint or minted, here are a pair of strappys that will suit everyone’s budget…

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Nandita Black Platform Heels, Missguided.com, £29.99

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Nanette Black Platform Heels, Kurt Geiger, £140.00