Happy Friday my lovelies,

I hope you had a great week! You all know I love a good pamper on a Friday so today I will be sharing with you some recent discoveries from nspa* that I’ve been loving.

In case you are not familiar with the brand, nspa offer affordable and indulgent beauty products, their skincare, bath and body care ranges are designed especially to treat, care for and de-stress for anyone with a busy lifestyle. It’s so important to take some time out of each day to stop for a moment, relax, and do something positive and I have really been enjoying using their products to pamper myself at the end of a busy week.

I have four products to share with you today, starting with their Deep Cleansing Facial Oil* – this is a lovely non-greasy oil, perfect for taking your makeup off, it literally melts it all away, including waterproof mascara, revealing a balanced and nourished complexion. I like to  massage 3-4 pumps onto dry skin, then apply some warm water to my face which turns it into a lovely milky consistency, it also smells delicious!

I follow up with their Hot Cloth Polish* which comes with a muslin cloth – this product reminds me so much of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, it’s great for giving your skin that deep cleanse to get rid of any remaining makeup and impurities. With a blend of Cocoa Butter and sweet Almond Oil this is such a gorgeous pampering cleanser. It contains a lot of natural ingredients including Vitamin E, Avocado, Apricot and Neroli Oils to leave skin feeling soft and moisturised.

Once my skin is thoroughly cleansed I would apply nspa Radiant Flash Serum* – It’s packed with a powerful mix of moisturising Ginseng and Vitamin E, radiance boosting Maca Root and Grapeseed Oil, it works to give your skin an instant, natural and luminous glow. I like to apply 1 pump of the serum all over my face for an instant skin pick-me-up and then follow up with my moisturiser.

I’ve been loving nspa Ultra-Hydrate Cream* – although I have combination/oily skin I do suffer with some dry patches and this cream has really helped combat these. It’s perfect to use in the summer as the sun really does dry out my skin and causes dehydration. I like this moisturiser because it’s very hydrating but still light and does not make my skin oily or clog my pores.

The nspa range is exclusive to Asda, and can be found in store or on their website. They are such a lovely brand, very affordable and also cruelty free, which is so important to me.

Have you tried their range?

Thanks so much for reading, have a lovely weekend.

Victoria xo

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Today I want to share with you a very exiting beauty collaboration, one of my favourite singers – Pixie Lott recently became the new brand ambassador for KISS Products and I was kindly invited to celebrate the launch at the beautiful Haymarket Hotel in London.

I love KISS nails and lashes, they are such great quality and there are so many lovely designs to choose from. The Lash Couture lashes are my favourites as they’re easy to apply and cruelty-free with a mink effect which makes them really lightweight and fluttery, they look so natural and absolutely gorgeous!

Their Press-on nails are so quick to apply, it literally takes seconds and they look so lovely on, so many on-trend designs to choose from, I particularly like the glitter and french style ones. They stick on and last so well for days, I highly recommend them!

Pixie can be seen wearing Kiss eyelashes and nails in her new video ‘Baby’ have you seen it? It’s such a fun video and she looks absolutely amazing!

So to celebrate this exiting collaboration I will be giving away a selection of gorgeous lashes and nails and all you have to do to win is follow/subscribe to my blog (by email) and comment below 🙂 This giveaway is open internationally for two weeks, good luck!

Kiss Products are available to purchase from Superdrug and also KISSeurope.uk

Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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Happy Saturday my lovelies I hope you all had a lovely half term break. Today I wanted to share with you some new discoveries from Clinique* that I’m currently loving.

As much as I love summer, it seems to bring out the worst in my skin. So I always like to make a few subtle changed to my skincare routine when the seasons change and today I want to talk about one product in particular that I have been loving – Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate*

Our skin needs even more nourishing in the Summer as the sun, heat and humidity can really dry it out and dehydrate it. This moisturiser is perfect for that as it gives a boost of hydration for up to 24 hours without being oily or greasy. It really plumps up my skin and leaves it so soft and smooth, it sits really well under foundation and I have been using it instead of primer as it seems to work really well and gives me a nice smooth base.

This product is also water based so it feels super light on the skin, it’s oil-free so it does not clog my pores or cause any shine. You can use it during the day and at night and it’s good for any skin type even sensitive skin. It’s full of antioxidants so it’s also great for anti-ageing.

Next up I want to share some gorgeous new lip glosses that I’ve been wearing pretty much every day. Clinique recently brought out the new Chubby Plump and Shine Plumping Glosses* and I’ve been loving the shades 04 Pink & Plenty and 06 Jumbo Jem. They’re very sheer and hydrating, perfect for every day wear and also give you that plump effect but without feeling tingly or uncomfortable, they just feel cool and refreshing. I like wearing them on their own or over a nude lipstick, so so pretty!

They have quite a lot of shades to choose from including some gorgeous summery colours but I just love pinky nudes so these two have been my faves.

What products are you currently loving for Summer?

 

Thanks so much for reading, have a lovely weekend!

Victoria xo

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On Saturday I visited Whipsnade Zoo, which is a beautiful Zoo in Bedfordshire area and actually the biggest one in the UK. It’s only a few minutes away from me (I live just outside Dunstable) and less then an hour from London, which makes it very accessible by train and public transport.

Home to more then 2500 species and set on 600 acres in the beautiful Chiltern Hills there’s so much to see and do at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. I really enjoyed my visit and if you watched my Instagram Stories you would have seen all the fun things I got up to.

The highlight of my day was meeting Rod Campbell – the author of one of my all time favourite childhood books ‘Dear Zoo’ in celebration of the books 35th Year Anniversary ZSL are bringing you a super fun experience this May half term. (27th May till 4th June)

So much fun and perfect for your little ones as you get to meet the real life animals, complete the activity trail and enjoy lively story-time sessions at the new interactive Dear Zoo hub. Such a fantastic collaboration between ZSL and Macmillan’s Children books.

I know quite a few of my readers have children so I wanted to share this with you as I think it would be such a fun thing to do this half term. I really enjoyed it myself so I think it would be brilliant for kids + under 3s go free! You can read more about it and book your tickets here.

I had such a fun day at Whipsnade Zoo and there is no doubt that I’ll be back again very soon. Here are a few more photos from the day … photographing the animals was an absolute joy!

What is your local Zoo? Have you ever visited ZSL Whipsnade? Thanks so much for reading,

Victoria xo

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So exited to share with you that Sleek Makeup are launching the gorgeous new Distorted Dreams Collection at the end of this month, which includes a Highlighting Palette and three Metallic Matte Lip Creams.

Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette* (£10.99) is so beautiful, it consists of five luminescent holographic shades, including three creams and two powders. It gives a lovely glow and it’s perfect to use on the eyes and cheeks, in fact anywhere on the face 🙂

Sleek Matte Me Metallic Lip Creams* (£4.99 each) come in three shades Volcanic, Rusted Rose and Roman Copper. They are a liquid formula but dry matte and last really well, they are very pigmented and can be worn on their own but I actually like to layer them over lipstick, especially at the centre of the lips, it gives such a cool effect.

Shades below (from left to right) Volcanic, Rusted Rose and Roman Copper.

This collection is absolutely stunning and would be perfect for any holiday/festival makeup look. I love me some iridescent, holographic makeup 🙂 Launching on May 31st at www.sleekmakeup.com and Boots

I was also lucky enough to be invited to the launch party which was held at Tape London, such a fab venue.

Thanks so much for reading, Happy Sunday!

Victoria xo

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