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Make your look last with LOLA and Rimmel!
Monday, October 19th, 2015

LOLA and Rimmel

When beautifying yourself, do you find your make up isn’t as durable as you’d like it to be? Well, that’s because you’ve been using the wrong products! I always found my lipstick/lipgloss vanished after an hour of application, but one lipgloss that really does what it says on the tin is Rimmel Provocalips 16 Hour Kissproof Colour.

Available in eight shades, Rimmel Provocalips is kiss proof, food proof and transfer proof and you definitely won’t see any residue on your tea cup in the mornings! So how does it manage to stay for 16 hours? (That’s right, 16 HOURS. They aren’t joking either). Provocalips delivers hi-impact endless colour with a delectably glossy finish and it does this in two simple steps.

1. Add the intense colour. Apply with your lips apart and leave your lips to dry for 60 seconds.

2. Turn the lipgloss round and open the other side to lock in the colour, moisture and give it a seriously shiny finish.

Usually lipgloss promising long-lasting effects has a tendency to dry out your lips, but Rimmel Provocalips doesn’t give you a tight feeling or dry lips. It’ll leave your lips feeling smooth and moisturised all day long. Now, to the next hurdle, how do you remove it? Simply remove the lipgloss with an oil based make up remover.

To add to your long-lasting look, try LOLA Nail Polish. This nail polish will leave your nails looking on point for up to 10 days. When it comes to nail varnish, I’m very fussy. I can tell instantly from the thickness and texture of the polish how long its going to hold out for on my nails.

Generally, if a new nail polish is quite thick, I tend to steer clear as I know my nail colour will be chipped within 24 hours of using it. If it’s quite rich in colour, yet still has a thin texture too it, I know it’s a good’un and Lola Nail Polish is definitely a good’un. It’s extremely easy to apply and to be honest, you only need one coat as the colour is so intense. Better still, its drying time is very quick, what more could you ask for in a nail varnish? Paint your nails on a dull Monday morning and see them through right up until the week after.

You can find both of these products in our Heart Beauty Essentials box here.


Tried and tested: Revlon Ultra HD™ Lipstick
Monday, October 12th, 2015

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I do love lipstick, but it is something I only wear occasionally; having to be extra careful when eating or drinking so my lipstick doesn’t smudge just isn’t something I want to do on a daily basis! However, if I have a special event, my lipstick collection gets its chance to shine. I always opt for either a matte lipstick or lipliner, but when I was given the chance to try something a little different from Revlon’s newest lip edition, I couldn’t wait!

Revlon’s Ultra HD™ Lipsticks are the latest lip technology to be introduced to the brand. They have a unique gel based formula which aims to keep your lips hydrated whilst providing the long lasting wear that every lipstick addict is on the hunt for. My first impressions were great thanks to the luxurious packaging, making them look and feel more expensive than the £7.99 price tag. Upon application, I wasn’t disappointed. The consistency was super buttery and pigmented in colour, which I was surprised with. I did find that because the lipstick is gel based and has a very similar texture to a lip balm that it’s best not to apply it straight out of the bullet. Instead I found using either a lip brush or dabbing it onto the lips worked well.

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The finish of the lipstick is definitely a sheen, and I was extremely impressed with the colour pay off with the 3 shades I tried. Within the whole range, there are 12 to choose from! My favourite one which I love wearing is Rose, a perfect everyday nude shade with a hint of pink. Hibiscus and Gladiolus I loved as well, but they didn’t pop as much with my skin tone as Rose did. Instead I could see them looking lovely on darker or warmer skin tones. The wear of the lipsticks lasted a few hours before having to be topped up. Considering the lightweight formula of the lipsticks I think this is pretty good. If you want to try one of these three gorgeous shades, they’re now available in the Glamour Beauty Power List 2015 box!




WIN a Revlon complete look worth over £115!
Monday, October 12th, 2015

We’ve teamed up with Revlon to celebrate the Glamour Beauty Power List by giving you the chance to win a complete look from their makeup range. From primer to lipstick, you’ll have everything you need to create your perfect look.


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The Prize

– 1x PhotoReady Perfecting Primer     RRP £12.99
– 1x Highlighting Palette     RRP £9.99
– 1x PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara     RRP £10.99
– 3x Ultra HD Lipstick: Rose, Poppy and Gladiolus     RRP £8.99 each
– 1x Brow Fantasy    RRP £7.99
– 1x PhotoReady Kajal, eye pencil     RRP £6.99
– 1x ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Palette     RRP £8.99
– 1x ColorStay Lip Liner in Rose     RRP £6.29
– 3x Lip Crayon Matte Elusive     RRP £7.99

Total worth – £115.17


Simply enter via the widget below. Competition ends midnight 18/10/15. Open to UK entrants only.

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Change your make up for the season with Kiko’s Cream Blush!
Monday, October 5th, 2015

Usually I’m rather picky with my choice of blusher. I’m a prolific powder girl, and the reason being is I find all the liquid blushes quite hard to use and blend in with my foundation. I’m not easily swayed either; once I think I’ve found my favourite blusher/bronzer/foundation or whatever it may be, I continue to buy the same one until I run out.

However, I was recently introduced to Kiko, an Italian cosmetics brand founded in 1997. Their high quality range of cutting-edge make up is filtering quickly into all realms of the world – including mine. Designed for women of any age, Kiko allows everyone to express their personality through make up with their custom-made products.

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So, back to blushers! I was introduced to Kiko’s Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush in the colour Coral Rose 03. Before using it, I was adamant it wasn’t for me remember we’ve got a prolific powder girl here. In all honesty, I can say I was very impressed with the Cream Blush. It was smooth, subtle and easily blended in with my foundation. Better yet, you barely needed any at all to get a gorgeous glow . Its handy stick shape makes application extremely convenient and I can only imagine how many months this blusher lasts! The product can even be applied directly to the cheeks and cheekbones. The velvety, silky texture melts onto the skin and gives a pleasant sensation of comfort. The pure colour release defines the features, ensuring a flawless finish. It comes in 8 colours to allow different looks to be created and to be honest; I want to try them all!

Want to get your hands on one? Try one of 3 gorgeous shades in our Glamour Beauty Power List box now!




What’s in the box? Heart Beauty Essentials
Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Loved the last Heart Beauty Essentials box? Well it’s back! Chosen by the team at Heart radio, this box is brimming with their top picks of the season. With everything from cold weather busting skincare, to long lasting makeup, it’s time to find out exactly what you’ll find in this box of beauty treats…


NUXE Crème Prodigieuse® Reviving Moisturising Cream – There’s no debating that everyone needs a good, reliable moisturiser to hand, and you can’t get much better than this one. Full of powerful antioxidants and hydrating botanicals, it’s the perfect skin protector to get your through the day.

Rimmel Provocalips – If you didn’t think kiss-proof was a requirement for your go-to lippy, think again. This lip colour has staying power like no other, keeping your pigmented pout flawless for up to 16 hours.

Dirty Works 4-in-1 Face Wipes – All it takes is one swipe of these fuss-free wipes to remove daily grime and leave skin feeling fresh. Thanks to extracts of cranberry and marshmallow, this is no skincare compromise!

Bloom And Blossom Bath And Shower Gel – Designed for mothers-to-be, this 99% natural wonder gently cleanses skin with a sulphate-free formula. A god send for sensitive skin! Sensitive noses can rejoice too, as this is completely fragrance free.

philosophy the microdelivery peel in-home vitamin c / peptide peel – Reveal smooth, soft and youthful skin with this at home facial. Lactic acid dissolves dead skin cells to boost cell renewal, whilst fine lines are left looking visibly plumper.

Roger & Gallet Lait Sorbet Bois d’Orange Body Lotion – Fruity, floral, and oh-so luxurious, this lotion takes bodycare to the next level. Infused with aloe vera, it seals in vital hydration for the skin, keeping it supple and smelling no less than beautiful.

LOLA Nail Varnish in Electric Purple – For resistant wear and a glossy, flawless finish, look no further. Specially formulated with gel technology and UV filters, the polish no only lasts, but stays vibrant for days on end.

Urban Veda Hydrating Toner – If you haven’t got a toner in your daily skincare regime, then this is the perfect opportunity to change your ways. Coming in 4 variations to suit different doshas, this ayurvedic toner naturally balances skin; essential for all skin types.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask – It’s all about hydration for this season, and this hyaluronic acid treatment is just the ticket to instantly nourished skin. Just leave it on for 15 minutes and let the magic happen.

Kitsch Prima Ballerina Hair Ties – These are the ultimate girly hair accessories! The pastel colours are on trend, whilst the soft elastic makes hair damage no existent.

To get your hands on the Heart Beauty Essentials box for only £17.99, click here!

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