Are you going out this weekend? This smokey eye using the NARSissist palette from NARS is great for a night out! If you don’t have the palette this can be easily recreated with other dark eyeshadows If you recreate this look please #JordansBeautifulLife on Twitter/Instagram! Happy Fridays loves xx
Yesterday I woke up to a beautiful blue sky and the sun was shining graciously so I thought it would be a great day to wear a crisp colour palette. I adore my new denim leggings from Topshop as they really have a skinny jean look to them and the pattern is perfect for Spring and perhaps even Summer. I paired the leggings with a simple white long sleeved top. To add something extra I wore a 1950′s pink glass necklace, rose gold studded pumps, Miu Miu sunglasses and a vintage cream bag. The fact that I wore this outside without a coat excites me! Spring seems to be so so close now!
Leggings ~ Topshop
Top ~ Forever21
Shoes ~ Miss Selfridge (You can find something similar here)
Necklace ~ Vintage
Sunglasses ~ Miu Miu (from 2011)
Bag ~ Vintage
Back in January I was lucky enough to be sent Glow Job from Soap and Glory to review but I lost it and couldn’t for the life of me remember where it had been placed. After searching for it for a few days it ended up being in one of my makeup drawers which I’m sure I had already looked in. So, the next morning I decided I would give it a whirl. Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion is a tinted moisturiser which includes ‘Micro Bronzeburst Beads’, raspberry stem cells and vitamin E. The ‘Micro BronzeBurst Beads’ are tiny beads within the moisturiser which burst when you rub it onto your face releasing the tint. The raspberry stem cells are said to boost elasticity in the skin and the vitamin E is great for toning, moisturising and protecting the skin from UV damage (however, this product contains no SPF so please bear that in mind when using it).
To use you squeeze a pea sized amount onto your hand which you then rub onto your face. To me, the product smells slightly minty/menthol which I actually quite liked as it felt like it woke my face up. When I looked at my skin once I’d used it I instantly noticed my skin looked very subtly more bronzed and glowy. I was worried that it would look streaky or as if I had dodgy fake tan on but the bronze effect is almost unnoticeable but somehow your face just looks a bit more vibrant. This said however, I don’t think I’ll be using it everyday. I found it wasn’t the most moisturising of moisturisers and that its glowy effect is more of the highlight of this product. Glow Job is great for days you don’t want to wear makeup but don’t want to look like a walking corpse and will be great when you want a more laid back makeup routine in the warmer months.
You can find it here for £11. It comes in a 50ml tube which I expect will last quite sometime as you only need such a small amount for each application!
A few months ago I set my alarm for 9am on the dot to make sure I called the O2 as soon as it opened in the hopes of getting tickets for Beyonce’s Mrs Carter Tour. I was sat on the phone only to be greeted by an engaged tone time and time again, until finally someone on the other end picked up. Hallelujah, I got three tickets for Saturday 1st March 2014 for Mike, myself, and my friend, Katie. All the way back in 2007 was the first time I saw Beyonce and wow what a show. Her voice was hypnotic so I knew that I would love to see her perform again. The tickets came through the post a couple of weeks ago and I had them sat in my notice board knowing that they’d be safe there. On Monday, Mike and I went out for dinner when I received a text message from Katie saying that she couldn’t wait for Saturday. I looked at Mike confused wondering what was happening Saturday. Let’s just say it was a good job Katie was on the ball as I had it in my head we were going to see Beyonce on the 30th March not the 1st. Jeez Louise, I would’ve been so sad if we missed it because of my silly mistake. Anyway, on Saturday we arrived at the O2 around 5pm. We were hoping to go to Gaucho for dinner as I thought it was bound to have some delicious food and scrummy cocktails. However, when we got there they were fully booked so we settled with a Santa-Fe inspired restaurant called Armadillo. We then snuck into the VIP bar (how rebellious of us) and I had French Martini (one of my favourites!).
When we went to our seats we were so excited for Beyonce to come on. There was a DJ supporting, which was pretty good, then once he had finished we had around a 30mins wait until Bey came on stage. I’m not going to spoil it too much for those who are going to see the show but I have to say it was incredible. Beyonce’s vocals are insane, it sounded as if we were listening to her CD. The show was definitely showing off Beyonce’s real sexy side with provocative choreography and skimpy outfits. A highlight of the night was when Jay-Z came out on stage to sing Drunk In Love with her. The crowd literally went wild when Jay walked on stage and the atmosphere definitely went up a notch. Near the end Beyonce sang a verse of I Will Always Love You which sent a shiver down my spine. Amazing. There was no interval which I thought was weird but also great as it kept the crowd hyped up.
We all had a fantastic evening but the drive home from London was such a drag and we got in around 2am. This morning I woke up at 11am and I still felt knackered so I had a shower to wake me up and decided to get in fresh pyjamas and I chilled all day. What a fab weekend I’ve had with great people!
What I’m wearing:
Striped Top ~ Zara
Leather Look Skirt ~ Hearts & Bows (ASOS) find a similar one here
Necklace ~ River Island
Shoes ~ Topshop
Faux Fur Jacket ~ French Connection
Bag ~ YSL
Pyjamas ~ Forever21
Did you all have a good weekend?
A couple of days ago I went to Boots in search of a tan remover but unfortunately I was unsuccessful and couldn’t find one. Feeling annoyed at not finding the desired product I decided I couldn’t go home completely empty handed. One of the products I picked up was the Loreal LExtraordinaire Liquid Lipstick by Color Riche in the shade Fuchsia Drama 401. It is a vibrant fuchsia shade and it was the one that my eyes were attracted to the most and from the photo you can probably tell why. After wearing it yesterday I felt compelled to write a review for you.
The Loreal LExtraordinare Liquid Lipsticks by Color Riche are a cocktail of lipstick, lipgloss and a balm all in one product.
I’ve heard these liquid lipsticks are supposed to be a dupe for the YSL Glossy Stain. However, I can’t comment on that as I haven’t had the pleasure of trying the Glossy Stain before (sob). What are your thoughts? The Loreal LExtraordinaire is presented in shiny gold packaging (my fave) with the shade placed on the top, on the side and the base of the product. I love when a lip product actually has the shade on its packaging as it makes it so much easier to find the colour I’m searching for when rummaging through my extensive lip collection. The packaging reminds me of a nail polish as opposed to a lip product but I actually like it. As I went to apply the liquid lipstick I noticed a lovely apricot scent to the product. However, I know some of you probably don’t like scented products but don’t worry as the scent fades pretty fast. The applicator wand is super soft and helps glide the lipstick on perfectly because of its shape. The lipstick itself is beautifully intense in colour pigmentation and has a fantastic wet look shine to it. My lips felt smooth beneath the lipstick and apparently its because it is made up of micro-oils. I don’t have too many lipglosses in my collection as I hate how some can be extremely sticky which seems to make my hair stick to my lips in a windy situation (not my fave!), but this lip product doesn’t feel too sticky at all which I was surprised at considering its so shiny. Although the intensity of the colour faded slightly, and I mean very slightly, after around 3 hours I still didn’t feel I needed to apply anymore as it still looked pretty good. After around 4 and a half hours though it was definitely time to reapply. I can’t comment on the other shades in the collection but I can say I’m happy I picked up this baby and for £8.99 I can’t complain at all.
To see what this looks like on head check out my instagram @JBone89
Have you tried any of these liquid lipsticks?
P.S I’m now going to London to watch Beyonce! Ah excited! Hope you all have a lovely weekend! Are you up to anything exciting?
Hello my lovelies,
I’ve had major writers block this week so please bear with me. For now though have a giggle and watch me attempt to do the no mirror makeup challenge. Lets just say after I filmed this I was relieved to wash my face! I hope you’re all having a fab Friday and are looking forward to the weekend! I’m going to the o2 tomorrow to see Beyonce! I’m so excited! Are any of you guys going?
At the weekend my family and I went to Norwich because my Mum was finally getting her engagement ring, if you follow me on Instagram (@JBone89) you may have seen how beautiful it is. We also did a bit of shopping and had a lovely lunch at Giraffe. I ended splurging on a few beauty bits as always! As I approached Lush the aroma lured me in. I ended treating myself to the Marilyn Hair Treatment, Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie and a small Prince Charming Shower Gel so I am excited to try those! Next, I headed to MAC with my six empties stowed in my handbag. I was looking at the lipsticks for ages before I could decide what to exchange my empties for. I kept picking up the ones I already had…so at least I know I love them! I ended up opting for ‘Ruby Woo’ as I’ve been told its gorgeous and I don’t have many reds. I also picked up a Lingering Eyebrow Pencil which has been my favourite brow product for years and Studio Fix + spray because I have so many metallic eyeshadows that would pop so much more by using this product! Lastly, whilst in House of Fraser I picked up an Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in the shade ‘Walk of Shame’ which will look great on top of my nude lipsticks (hopefully!). I also bought a Fake Bake oil free moisturiser (not pictured) from House of Fraser because I desperately needed one for the days I’m wearing fake tan. I was so chuffed that it was reduced from £13.00 to £3.75 – Oh I love a bargain! I shall probably be reviewing some of these products soon, which would you most like to see?