Thursday, 19 January 2017

Nip + Fab Beauty Giveaway worth £25

There's nothing like a good freebie is there girls and I have two amazing products from the lovely people at Nip + Fab worth £25 to giveaway and one of my lovely readers can win them both! Nip + Fab have gained a cult status over the last couple of years, with a huge celeb following and genius products that do exactly what they say on the tin, its hardly surprising. Details of the amazing giveaway products below ...

Nip + Fab Glycolic Instant Fix Mask
The Glycolic Instant Fix Mask is a high potency, pore-tightening gel mask to perfect and exfoliate the complexion. Our highest level of glycolic acid (5%) combines with Evermat™ technology to gently smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles whilst reducing the look of enlarged pores. Skin is more even-toned and visually smoother.

glycolic acid: retextures and resurfaces. Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
evermat&trade: minimizes pore size, reduces shine, refines skin tone
amino acid: skin brightener, helps fade age-spots, improves clarity and evenness of skin tone
glycerin: moisturises, revives and helps restore skin suppleness

Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Toning Pads
Keep your complexion feeling refreshed and refined with the Bee Sting Fix Toning Pads which help the skin retain vital hydration. (just what is needed at this time of year).
Bee Venom works to plump the skin, whilst filling fine lines and smoothing the skin. Each pad is infused with skin healing ingredients Witch Hazel and Propolis which tighten pores and deep cleanse the complexion of daily dirt, helping to boost skin clarity and the effectiveness of products to follow. Skin will be gleaming after one swipe!

bee venom: acts as a natural botox as it controls facial muscles and increases blood circulation gently plumping out and firming the skin. Fills and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles.
propolis extract: this is a resinous substance harvested by bees on flower buds and it is a great skin healer, anti-oxidant and antiseptic. Has historically been used to heal wounds.
witch hazel:contains chemicals called tannins. When applied directly to the skin, witch hazel can help reduce swelling and repair broken skin and fight bacteria.
allantoin:a chemical compound that is extracted from the roots and leaves of the comfrey plant. It provides a natural protectant for the skin and encourages cell generation.

And now for the important bit ..
All you have to do to have a chance of winning is to like and share on my Facebook page The winner will be selected at random and will be notified on the 10th Feb.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

NYX - My Must Have Make Up Brand!

I have totally fallen in love with NYX products, they are not only super affordable but super effective, in fact I think that their eyeshadow's are more pigmented and longer lasting than my Mac eyeshadows ... Yes really!!
NYX are an American brand have been around for quite a while now but it wasn't until a stand appeared in my local Boots store that I stopped to pay attention, and I am here to shout from the roof tops about how good this Make Up brand is.

NYX Big & Loud Lash Primer
For some reason you don't see too many budget lash primers anymore, and you would be looking at paying around £30 for a high end one, so when I saw this priced at just £5.50 I had to give it a go and I was not disappointed, it definitely give my lashes some va va voom and contains tiny fibres that stick to your lashes. My only complaint was that it took a while to try (longer than a regular coat of mascara) and to gain benefit from the product, you do really have to leave it to dry before applying your regular mascara. but if you can spare the extra 5 mins it's well worth it!

NYX Big & Loud Lash Primer - StyleBuzzUK

NYX Above & Beyond Concealer £5.50
I would say that this is the best concealer that I have ever tried and they have a shade to suit all skin tones and skin problems e.g. green to concealer redness etc. It really does give such good coverage and blends in so nicely into the skin, no cakey look at all. I have actually been using it as an undereye concealer and because of its thick creamy consistency it lasts all day.

NYX full coverage concealer - StyleBuzzUK

NYX Wonder Stick Contour £10
This magic little stick makes contouring super easy and quick, because lets face it, who has time to sit there contouring on a daily basis right? Well you can now with this genius product as it literally takes under 2 minutes to apply and blend and it comes in many different shades to suit all skin tones, there a 'universal' shade which is supposed to suit pretty much every skin tone but I personally found it too light for my skin so I went for 'deep' which looks scarily dark but once blended is perfect.
It's creamy texture makes it so easily blendable with a foundation sponge (my fav is Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge) just apply in streaks to the contour area and blend.

NYX Wonder Stick - StyleBuzzUK

NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow £3.50
As mentioned above, these are superb and at only £3.50 each you can afford to really experiment with different shades, my favourite is 'Flustered' which is a red toned shadow and it is one of this season's must have beauty colour trends, and if you are a little wary about going all out red then try blending it will a little brown for a more natural look.

NYX Lip Lingerie £6.50
This has gained almost cult status recently. This luxurious liquid lipstick comes in the perfect shade of nude for all, from pink to chocolate tones. Very cleverly named, it is one of those essential pieces of your make up kit and is has a perfect creamy matte finish.

NYX Lip Lingerie - StyleBuzzUK

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Pick of the best Party Dresses - 'Tis the season to be gorgeous!

Well ladies, the party season is finally here ...hooray!! And if you haven't already got your party wardrobe sorted, then fear not I have the lowdown on the best party dresses on the highstreet right now.

I love this sequin flippy dress from Warehouse at just £49, you are definitely sure to dazzle in this! Perfect for those that prefer to keep their upper arms covered which I've found seems to be more common recently, I certainly have a few friends that feel uncomfortable showing their arms for some bizarre reason as they are totally gorgeous but this the perfect solution regardless and of course, sequins are always on point at this time of year.

For those of you that like the above style but prefer something a little more va va voom, then this off the shoulder sweetheart neck TFNC dress £55 from ASOS is perfect!

Why not tick off all of the current trend boxes with this nude off the shoulder ruffle dress which is certainly a sexy little number and sure to get a few heads turning!! From Ginger Fizz, available from Silk Fred at £42

If you prefer to leave a little more to the imagination, then how about this stunning black lace maxi dress by Glamorous also available from Silk Fred at £66 that teases with a little display of flesh underneath luxurious lace.

I love this simple yet super sexy black number, showing just the shoulders, it's modest yet oozing sex appeal. It's also great for concealing the extra Christmas pounds! £30 from Missguided  

And for a good old bit of gold Christmas sparkle, how about this gorgeous gold sequin dress from the Myleene Klass range at at £90

All of the above offer next day delivery too, so if you really have left it until the last minute, you need not worry.

Friday, 4 November 2016

This Season, It's all about Embroidery

This season it's all about old fashioned embroidery, from fine detail to big bold floral tapestry style patterns. And of course some celebs have been wearing the trend for months now, Anna Wintour seen above sporting a gorgeous Stella McCartney embroidered coat back in March for AW16 Paris Fashion week certainly helped set the tone for this season's trend and the lovely Jennifer Lopez was also seen in this gorgeous powder blue Dolce & Gabbana mini dress back in the spring too.
It's certainly a great way of adding a bit of life to your winter wardrobe and Embroidered boots in particular, are the in thing right now, you will see them everywhere and the cheaper highstreet stores have somehow managed to copy this rather expensive looking intricate design.

These very girly pale pink embroidered boots were seen as part of the AW16 Vivetta Milan show and the long black boots just below are by Laurence Dacade £800 at Net-a-Porter, they are like wearing a garden on your feet, what a way to cheer up a grim British morning!

I love these floral suede Karlie pumps by one of my favourite designers Aquazzura, £484 at Net-a-Porter. Perfect for day or night and they will certainly brighten your mood, how can they not right?!

And of course, there are plenty available on the highstreet, these lovely block heel ankle boots are from New Look, priced at £34.99. They are such a lovely addition to any wardrobe.
Another great highstreet version are these extra floral beauties from Miss Selfridge priced at £85
If your not keen on going all out embroidery, then why not try something a little more subtle like this gorgeous clutch bag from Zara at £29.99

Must know Beauty Trends for AW16, Looks to try this weekend!

Here is your low down on the biggest beauty trends of AW16 and there are some real corkers! I'm certainly excited to try most of these out, although not all!

Metallic Lips
I love this trend even more than the glitter lip! It's all very Barbarella (note to my younger readers - google it) It's such a exciting fun look and that's exactly what make up should be, as well as improving on our natural beauty, you should be having some fun with it too, especially coming up to party season!
You will see this on pretty much every beauty stand and online beauty store at the moment and in such a range of colours and shades.

AW16 beauty trends, Metallic lips - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends, Metallic lips - StyleBuzzUK

Vampy Dark berry lips
Despite this trend slowly taking off back in the spring, it is a really big trend for AW16.
It has been see all over the catwalks recently and on countless celebs, like the ones below.
This is something that has definitely cemented it's spot on the AW16 beauty trend list, from a dark berry to an almost black gothic shade, it's certainly hot right now! As you can see there is a shade for all skin tones so just have a good play around and you will find your perfect match.

AW16 beauty trends - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends, Jennifer Lawrence - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends, Rihanna berry lips - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends, Beyonce - StyleBuzzUK

Graphic Abstract Liner
Now this is a little less realistic one and you may get some very strange looks if you were to copy this catwalk look like for like, but done in a subtle way, it can actually work really well and it's certainly a fun way to wear your liner. I will do a simple tutorial on how to achieve this look in a subtle way very soon.

AW16 beauty trends - StyleBuzzUK

Red Eyeshadow
Ok, this is one that may sound a little ridiculous and terrifying but actually worn in a subtle way can be really lovely as seen on the likes of Kirsten Stewart and Rihanna plus more.
A friend of mine actually tried this look recently after I'd given her the heads up about the trend and she was a little scared of looking crazy at first (I actually received an urgent text saying 'I need your help, I look like a crazy woman, what do I do?') but after some reassurance that she didn't and that it really suited her she was actually feeling pretty amazing about her new look and she had so many compliments on it. This is another one that I will shortly post a tutorial for.

AW16 beauty trends - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends, Rihanna - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends, Cara - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends - StyleBuzzUK

The Glitter Arch
To me this one is a little too out there, but it may grow on us all?!
The glitter arch look which was seen on Gigi Hadid on the Catwalk below is set to be one of the big beauty trends of this season, but I have to say that it's just one that I'm not really feeling right now. What do you think of the look? leave your comments below.

AW16 beauty trends - StyleBuzzUK
AW16 beauty trends, Glitter Arch - StyleBuzzUK

Spider Lashes
Yes you read right, the spider lash is actually a thing this season, so forget everything you know about combing those lashes to perfection and embrace the clumps. Good news for when you get to the end of your mascara tube!
Seen here on the lovely Kendall Jenner and another catwalk model below, you can relax and let you lashes do as they please this season.. hooray.

AW16 beauty trends - StyleBuzzUK

AW16 beauty trends - StyleBuzzUK

Leave your comments below and let me know what you think of the these trends?

Laura x

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Get the look, Alesha Dixon at the Pride of Britain Awards 2016

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Alesha Dixon looked absolutely stunning last night at the Pride of Britain Awards wearing her very own range for

She wore the gorgeous ladylike rose print bandeau dress £179 which is bang on trend with it's large floral print and super flattering for all body shapes, the dress nips in at the waist and has a super sexy split right up the leg to show a little leg. It also comes with adjustable straps in you need a little extra support in the bust area.

I also love the fact that this dress comes in shorter, edgier version as seen below

And this sheer Grecian maxi dress £179 is just super classy, how great does Alesha look in this and I can totally see Beyoncé wearing this, it's a dress fit for a diva!
There are lots of other fabulous styles in Alesha's range, just head over to to check them out.