Product Review: Jolie Beauty UniGlow 24 Karat Gold Skin Perfecting Elixir

The search for the perfect facial oil is over! Jolie Beauty’s UniGlow 24 Karat Gold Skin Perfecting Elixir is here to change your life.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Jolie Beauty they are an online beauty and skincare brand create by a group of highly experienced makeup artists. Their brand prides themselves on being cruelty free and vegan.

I was first introduced to Jolie Beauty by a friend who swore by their products, so I decided to try them myself – and I’m so glad I did!

The UniGlow Elixir is packed with vitamin E and 24 karat gold flakes. If like me you have dry skin this facial oil is a life saver, it is amazingly hydrating, after using the Elixir as a moisturiser once in the morning and once at night after cleansing for 1 week my dry skin has almost cleared!

As well as using UniGlow as a moisturiser I also use it as part of my makeup routine when applying my foundation and it leaves my skin looking flawless!

There are two ways you can use UniGlow Skin Perfecting Elixir when applying foundation. Firstly, you can mix 1-3 drops into your foundation before applying or you can add 1-2 drops onto a damp beauty blender before blending your foundation. Either way you choose will leave your skin looking smooth and glowing.

And let’s not forget to talk about the packaging for this product, I love the black and gold colour combination it really makes the item stand out from the crowd. And the materials used for both the bottle and the dropper are incredibly durable.

You can buy UniGlow directly from the Jolie Beauty website Jolie-beauty.co.uk. I highly recommend checking out their other items and why not follow them on social media to keep up to date with new products Jolie Beauty has to offer. You can find their links below.

Website: Jolie-Beauty.co.uk

Twitter: @jolie_beauty_

Facebook: Jolie Beauty

Instagram: @joliebeautyofficial

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

A “capsule wardrobe” is a term that is often heard in the fashion community. It seems that everyone is building a capsule wardrobe, they are everywhere you turn! In order to build your own capsule wardrobe there are a few questions that need to be answered first.

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What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing pieces that never go out of fashion and can be matched with outfits in all seasons.

Why build a Capsule Wardrobe?

There are so many benefits of having a capsule wardrobe, not only does it save you time and money, but it means you can look effortlessly stylish everyday! And for an added bonus it also reduces the amount of laundry you have to do! Who wouldn’t love that?

How do you build a Capsule Wardrobe?

  1. Research

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Research is key to building a capsule wardrobe. Find the type of capsule wardrobe you are looking to build, for example, casual, summer, office, winter etc. Use your research to find inspiration for pieces you want to add to your wardrobe.

2.  Take a look at the wardrobe you already have.

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Before splashing out on new pieces for your wardrobe, take a look at the clothes you already have. You may already have pieces tucked away that you had forgot about!

3. Make a wishlist

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Find the items you want, you should have 35-40 pieces including shoes for your wardrobe. These should give you around 3 months worth of outfits.

4. Make lists

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Make a list of what you have and what you need, this will help you not to stray and make additional purchases for your wardrobe.

5. Test out your capsule wardrobe!

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You’re now ready to start wearing your new wardrobe! Wear your capsule pieces for 4 weeks then review your wardrobe and make necessary changes.

 

I hope this post was helpful! Tell me what your favourite capsule wardrobe pieces are in the comments section below!

Beauty Jargon Defined: 10 Beauty Terms Explained

The world of beauty and cosmetics can be a confusing one, there are so many words and phrases that are completely lost to you. Like what the hell is a cut crease? and what’s the difference between a shader brush and a blending brush? Well don’t worry you no longer have to ponder these questions, here are 10 beauty words and phrases defined!

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  1. Strobing: (verb)

“To place highlighter in large amounts to the high points of your face (particularly along the cheekbone) to make features pop without the use of heavy contouring.

2. Baking: (verb)

“To set a thick layer of concealer with a layer of powder you allow to sit on the skin before dusting the majority of it away.”

3. Cut Crease: (noun)

“When applying eye shadow only in either the natural crease or drawing a line (cutting) just above the crease, very defined and sharp, creating a separation between the actual lid and the upper eye area then blending that line outward towards the brow. This also can make your lid appear bigger making the eyes seem bigger.”

4. Squareletto: (adjective)

“An up-and-coming nail shape that is super long, like stiletto nails, but squared off at the tip.”

5. Hit Pan: (verb)

“When you come to the end of a palette or compact and have to scrape out the remaining contents.”

6. Tan-touring: (noun)

“The art of using self-tanner to contour by applying it whenever you’d typically apply bronzer.”

7. Foiling: (verb)

“Applying eye shadow with a wet brush to create a shiny, foil-like effect.”

8. Lipstick Feathering: (noun)

“When lipstick bleeds into the lines and wrinkles around your lips.”

9. Chroming: (verb)

“Using lipstick as a highlighter when you’re short on time.”

10. Tightlining: (verb)

“Applying eyeliner to the upper waterline to give the appearance of thicker eyelashes and bigger eyes.”

I hope this post was helpful! I’m thinking of writing a beauty dictionary, let me know what you think in the comments section below.

10 Tips For The Perfect Self Tan

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If like me you just don’t seem to tan at all in the natural sunlight, fake tan is your best friend! But fake tanning also comes with it’s difficulties, trying to get the perfect shade, have a smooth, natural look and avoid streaks. Here are 10 tips to help you get the perfect self tan.

  1. Exfoliate thoroughly, removing dead skin give a smooth surface to apply tan prevent streaks and patches.
  2. Do not use moisturiser or deodorant the day you tan, this can cause discolouration.
  3. Before tanning take a cold shower to close your pores and prevent them from getting blocked.
  4. Use aloe Vera on your hands, elbows, knees and feet – these are places that often change colour.
  5. Make sure you use a mitt, you don’t want tanned nails or palms.
  6. Bend your fingers into a claw to get an even tan on your knuckles.
  7. Attach a tanning mitt to a back brush for easy reach.
  8. Apply the tanner to the centre of the mitt and fold the mitt in half for even application.
  9. Start slowly, if your tan isn’t dark enough you can apply another layer rather than struggling to remove tan if you have over applied.
  10. Exfoliate your palms after tanning to remove excess tan.

I hope this post was helpful! If you have any self tanning tips tell me in the comments section below!

5 Best Dua Lipa Inspired Outfits At Affordable Prices

After releasing her first single in 2016 Dua Lipa has quickly taken over the world. A singer, songwriter and model with an EBBA Public Choice Award and two Brit Awards under her belt, there is nothing Dua Lipa can’t do! On top of this she has a style unlike any other. Here are 5 outfits inspired by Dua Lipa at affordable prices.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Tell me which celebrity inspired outfits you’d like to see next in the comments section below!

55 Small Tattoo Ideas for Girls Wanting New Ink

Now days you won’t come across many people who don’t have a tattoo. Tattoo’s are a great way to express yourself or memorialise someone or something. If you are like me and are desperate to get inked but don’t  want to get something too drastic or in your face, then this post may be helpful to you. Here I have listed 55 small tattoos for girls looking to get tatted.

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I hope this post helped you to find inspiration for your perfect tattoo. As much as I love tattoo’s I think it is important to bare in mind that tattoo’s are permanent and are a huge commitment. Let me know your thoughts on tattoo’s in the comments section below!

 

Top Jobs In Fashion And How To Get Them

Millions of people around the world are passionate about fashion, but very few pursue their dreams of working in the industry. Fashion is a hard line to get in to, job opportunities are scarce and not a lot of people know how to go about getting into the industry. But what if I told you that you could do it? Here are the top jobs in fashion and how you can get them.

  1. Stylist

Being a stylist is so much more than just picking a cute outfit, it’s a fast paced and forever changing role and is definitely not for the faint hearted. As a stylist it is your responsibility to find and cast models, create mood boards to fit the theme and requirements of a shoot, direct hair and make up artists, get the clothes and products needed for a shoot – this may mean working directly with a brand or buying products from stores, merchandising products, providing expert knowledge, taking care of sample stock and props, keeping up to date with designers, brands and trends and providing assistance during a shoot.

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If that long list hasn’t put you off then here’s how you can become a stylist. Some employers prefer their stylists to have a degree in a fashion related subject such as:

  • Fashion Communicating and Styling
  • Fashion Image Making and Styling
  • Fashion Product and Promotion
  • Fashion Styling and Creative Direction
  • Fashion Styling and Production
  • Interior Styling and Design

An Internship is also a great way into the industry, being a stylist is a hands on job and there is no better way to learn the ins and outs of the fashion world than first hand experience.

 

2. Fashion Designer

As a Fashion Designer you will more than likely specialise in one area e.g. sportswear or children’s wear. There are also 3 categories of fashion you can work in as a designer:

  • High Street – Producing items in mass quantities that fit with the current trend of the general population.
  • Ready-to-wear – Producing a small amount of an item, often used for events or photo shoots.
  • Haute Coutour – A one of a kind piece that takes a long time to produce often for catwalks and red carpet events.

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Your responsibilities as a Fashion Designer are to create a hand drawn or computerised visualisation of your ideas, keeping up to date with trends, planning and developing a product or range, working closely with design and production teams to ensure the product fits with requirements, buying the materials needed to produce the designs, creating samples and negotiating with customers and suppliers.

To become a designer you will need to obtain a degree in either:

  • Art and Design
  • Clothing Technology
  • Fashion Marketing and Buying
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Knitwear
  • Textiles

Although being a fashion designer requires a lot of hard work that salary does soften the blow with most Senior Designers earning £42-85k a year or more!

3. Fashion Merchandiser

A Fashion Merchandiser is essential in the retail industry. These are the people who keep shops stocked and up to date with trends. As a fashion merchandiser your job is to plan, prepare and stock ranges, to work closely with everyone in the chain from suppliers to buyers, collect data, create visual displays, budgeting, produce sales forecasts, analyse sales trends, study competitors, negotiate costs and make financial presentations.

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For this role you will need qualifications in either:

  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Economics
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Retail Management

The salary for a senior merchandiser is up to £85,000 per year with most companies also offering benefits packages.

I hope you found this post useful, what is your dream job in the fashion industry? Tell me in the comments section below!

 

 

 

25 Styles for Long Hair

Having long hair is brilliant when it comes to styling, the number of styles you can create is endless! But it can be hard to thing of different hair-dos everyday. This is why I have found 25 styles to make your luscious long hair even more fabulous!

 

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I hope this post was helpful! Tell me which hairstyles are your favourites in the comments section below!

10 Commandments For The Perfect Lipstick

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Getting the perfect lip look can be a hard job if you aren’t a professional, there’s so much to think about, colour, texture, formula, blending – the list is endless! Here I have wrote a list of the 10 commandments for you to get the perfect lip look!

  1. Exfoliate with a sugar lip scrub to get rid of dry flaky skin,
  2. Keep your lips hydrated, drink plenty of water and use lip balm morning, night and just before applying lipstick.
  3. Find the nest shade for your skin tone – the general rule is peachy colours for light skin, deep reds for dark skin and for a medium skin tone almost any colour will suit you!
  4. If you’re going for a bold lip colour keep the rest of your makeup minimal.
  5. Use a primer before application for longer lasting lipstick.
  6. Use a lip liner for a more defined look and to make your lips look plumper.
  7. If you’re looking for the perfect nude – easy! Match your lip colour to the colour of your nipple. (The may be a little hard  to do in the middle of a store.)
  8. Slightly smudge around the edges for a fuller look
  9. Start in the centre of your lips and work outwards to avoid errors.
  10. Apply a layer of lipstick, blot with a tissue and apply another layer for longer lasting lipstick.

I hope this post was helpful! If you have any tips for getting the perfect lip look tell me in the comments section below!

7 Tips for Saving Money When Shopping Online

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Who doesn’t love finding a bargain when shopping online? What if I told you there were ways you could save money on all of your online purchases? I know it sounds too good to be true – but trust me you can! Here are 7 tips for saving money when shopping online.

  1. Keep items in your basket – after a few weeks many retailers will offer you a discount on some or all of your items.
  2. Search for your item on Google Shopping to compare prices with different retailers.
  3. Search Twitter and Instagram for blogger/influencer promo codes, you will find these for almost every brand or store and the discounts can be quite high too!
  4. Sign up to brand email subscriptions – they often send you exclusive money off coupons
  5. Use cashback websites such as eBates, you could save up to 25% on your purchases!
  6. Use Greentoe.com to negotiate prices, simply find the product you want, set the price you’d like to pay for the item and the website will haggle with the company to get you the best deal possible
  7. Combine coupons – many companies will allow you to use multiple coupons on a purchase giving you even better savings!

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you know any tips for saving money when shopping online tell me in the comments section below!