The Vogue Festival

On Saturday the 25th April me and my friend attended the Vogue festival  at the royal college of arts in London in the afternoon. I just thought I would write a quick post about it as I really enjoyed the day and thought you might like to hear about my experience. I also thought I would recommend a few products I tried at the festival.

The first thing we did when we arrived was to get a manicure courtesy of Topshop. I got ‘heart of gold’ nails with a black semicircle at the base of my nail (i will add a picture as that was not a very good description) The manicure has lasted amazingly well and i love the gold colour. There was a free Topshop nail polish free with the manicure, however I picked up a pink sparkly one called adrenalin (which I can’t find a link for) rather than the gold so I will let you know about that when I have tried it out.

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We then went to have a ‘vogue cover shoot’ done. We lined up to have a makeup touch up with Chanel makeup before selecting some Chanel accessories and having our photo taken, edited and printed. I was very impressed with the result and I would also recommend the lipstick that was used during my ‘touch up’. It was called 402 Adrienne and is a very beautiful neutral lipstick which was also quite moisturising.

We then had our makeup down courtesy of Bobbi Brown. You could choose one feature of your makeup for them to do, for instance eyebrows, cheeks, lips, smokey eyes. I personally went for eyeliner. I really liked the product which was used and it seemed like it was quite easy for the makeup artist to apply as well as being very long-lasting on me.

I hope to attend the festival next year, and maybe one of the talks as this year was my first time at the event so I only got foyer tickets. Maybe some of you will try out the event next year too?

My April Favourites

This month I have discovered lots of new beauty products which I really enjoy and would like to recommend to you. I have some makeup favourites, some skin care favourites, some food favourites and also a new fitness favourite.

My makeup favourites:

This month I have really been enjoying benefit’s roller lash. I feel this mascara really lengthens my lashes and with a few coats you can also create volume in your lashes. I picked up the limited edition Elle magazine with the mascara on the front to try it out and I love it so much that despite the fact it is a little more pricey, I’m definitely going to have to invest in the full size!

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My other makeup favourite this month is Rimmel apocalypse lip lacquer in 301 galaxy. It is a really beautiful purple lip gloss. It doesn’t dry out my lips when i wear it like some other lip glosses and it is also very easy to apply. There is an indent in the applicator which picks up the product really well so you don’t have to keep pumping the brush, which can make the product go gloopy.

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Skin care favourites:

My first skin care product which I love is the Clinique moisture surge facial moisturiser. This product is again quite expensive like the mascara I mentioned, but it makes my skin feel so gorgeous and silky and a small amount goes a long way. This moisturiser makes my skin care routine something I look forward to because of how amazing it makes my skin feel. I also really like the packaging of this product.

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My other skin care favourite is tea tree oil. Whenever I get a spot i just apply some of the oil to it and it gets rid of my spots very effectively. Although it is quite a strong-smelling product, the smell isn’t unpleasant and even if it was, I don’t think I would mind because it really does help my skin. It works because of the chemicals in it which kill  bacteria which causes spots when it gets trapped in your spots your pores.

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Food favourite:

I have one food to recommend this month. It is a breakfast which is quick, easy and healthy. I have been having pre packaged scotch pancakes topped with yoghurt (in particular the Russian fudge or mango ones from the collective) and granola (you can use any granola but I like tesco finest raspberry and blueberry granola as it contains all good ingredients including acacia honey and a variety of seeds).

My fitness favourite:

My fitness favourite this month has been Zumba. I attend a Zumba club in my local area for an hour a week and I find it is a really enjoyable way to stay healthy whilst being a part of your community and learning some new dance routines. I started Zumba in 2014 and would strongly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a way to keep fit, or just looking for a new hobby to do in their spare time.

Skincare routine

Your skin is a very important part of you, it’s a blank canvas for you to enhance and embellish but you want the smoothest base you can get! My skin is very sensitive and so I use as many non allergenic products as I can, here is my skincare routine…

In the morning I start by rinsing my hands under cold water before squeezing some simple face wash into my palm and rubbing my hands together to make it foam. Then all I do is close my eyes and rub it into my skin, making sure I cover the sides of my face as well as the centre to avoid breakouts as much as possible! All I do next is take a flannel and run it under hot water before rinsing my face. Then I dry my face with a rough towel to briefly exfoliate it.

After cleansing I take the simple moisturiser and dot it on my nose, under my eyes, on my forehead, on my chin and on the apples of my cheeks to make sure I don’t miss anywhere before rubbing it in. Finally I apply burt’s bees lip balm to my lips.

At night I start by applying simple eye makeup removal lotion to a cotton wool ball before wiping my eyes to remove all of the makeup from that day. I also remove my eyebrow makeup with this lotion. After this step I just follow my morning skin care routine to cleanse and moisturise my face and my lips. I hope this helps anyone looking for a new routine or even someone starting one and I’ll speak to you all again soon!

Simple face wash

Simple moisturiser

Simple eye makeup remover

Burt’s bees lip balm

(I also know that it’s good to incorporate face masks, perhaps even using one a week, so if anyone has recommendations for sensitive skin I would appreciate any ideas for products I could look into!)