Monday, 28 November 2011

Laurens Way Self Tan Mousse Review

I’m a fake tan lover, I’ve tried so many, gels, lotions, sprays and mousses, all different brands, drugstore and high end! I can honestly say I think I have found the best yet!

However I didn’t have high hopes initially as I’m not normally keen on Celebrities slapping their name on a product and it selling for that reason alone, regardless of the quality! I tend to think it could be poor quality, with a high price due to the name attached.

So when Lauren Goodger from The Only Way Is Essex launched her own range of tanning products, I was pretty sceptical, I hadn’t felt the urge to order it as I’m also a fan of St Mortiz mousse and it’s super cheap price of £2.99, and I thought how can something which is gonna be pretty similar, but 5 times the price be worth it!!
Then at the beginning of the month I attended the Lauren's Way press launch, where I got to meet Lauren and Nev, her business partner. We got chatting to Nev and he told us that Lauren actually has a lot of input into the product line, which now includes lashes and hair extensions, and soon makeup!!

At the event we were lucky enough to receive a goodie bag, inside was a Lauren’s Way Mousse, an Instant tan, a set of Laurens Lashes and a tanning mit!

I knew I wanted to try the mousse to compare it to the super cheap St Moriz. I instantly saw a huge difference in the products. Lauren’s Way mousse is a beautiful, very natural golden colour, tinted, so when being applied so you can see the colour instantly, it doesn’t have the green tint you initially get when applying St Mortiz. It somehow, despite not being a lotion, feels almost moisturising when you’re applying it, maybe not quite moisturising but less drying on the skin than St Mortiz

 Amazingly there isn’t an overwhelming stench of curry and biscuits in the air or on the skin after, there was a very subtle hint the next morning, but I don’t believe a self tan will ever be smell free!!
The colour I had in the morning was so natural looking, a really beautiful healthy golden tone, not at all orange. I’m naturally very pale, but I feel I could get away with two applications!!

So as you can tell I am very impressed with the mousse, I think I’ll give the lotion a try when this runs out.
The Lauren’s Way range is available here, the mousse is priced £17.95.

Check out my Lauren's Way Giveaway!!!

Friday, 11 November 2011

300 Follower GIVEAWAY!!!

I promised I’d do a giveaway once I hit 300 followers! Well I’m there now!! Whoop!! Thank you so so much to my all my followers and your support! It makes me so happy that you enjoy reading the blog! I LOVE doing it!!!!!
So to celebrate I’m giving away a few goodies which I’ve mentioned lately!

Lauren’s Way Tanning Mousse
Lauren’s Way Glam Lashes
Vivo Red Red Lipstick
Vivo Ultimate Base Concealer Kit
Ok, the rules......

For 1 entry
You have to be a GFC follower of mine

Leave a comment starting with “All I want for Christmas is.......”

For a 2nd Entry

Tweet -  ‘Take a look at to enter @FlossiesBeautyL GIVEAWAY!!’

For a 3rd Entry
Do a blog post for this giveaway!!! Make sure you tell me you've done it!!

Please make sure you leave me your email address in the comment box too!!
The Giveaway will end on 15th Dec - My Birthday!!!

Good Luck Lovelies!!!


Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Lauren's Way Press Launch! Pic Heavy!!

Ok, so I know event posts aren’t the coolest, but living in Cambridge I don’t get to go to many, so when I get to go to one like this, its super exciting to me!!!
Laurens Way tanning was launched earlier this year, but the brand has had a bit of a relaunch, it’s been repackaged and new products added, hence this launch!!
I met up with Stacey at Piccadilly Station, we then headed to the super stylish Jewel Bar where the event was taking place. We met up with Laura Natalie and Charli.

We got our drinks, had a good look at the products that were dotted around. So I had a look at the hair extensions, lashes and the tanning products, I’m a Laurens Way virgin so I was very excited to take a look!

We then spotted Lauren who looked stunning, better in the flesh. The press are rotten, she is gorgeous, and really slim! She looked fab in a beautiful Lipsy dress. We then had our photos taken with her, she is very sweet, I don’t think the show does her justice. I was expecting her to be offish, but she was actually lovely, happy to pose for photos and chat!

We then met Nev, Lauren’s business partner! What a cool guy, very funny! Pretty hot too!! Lol! I then mingled a bit more where I saw the lovely Zoe and Karla Powell, I then got to meet the very glamorous Ree , who I was excited about meeting as we Tweet quite a bit and I love her blog!

Later, we sat in a booth and had such a giggle, I even had a cheeky hug with Tony Mortimer!!! Legend!!

As we left we were given goodie bags! Very excited to try the range out!! I will be reviewing the products very soon!!

Thanks you Lauren and the Lauren’s way team for a fabulous night!!!!

Monday, 7 November 2011

VIVO Cosmetics TOWIB Competition!! Please LIKE me!!!!!!!!

Hi lovelies,

So would you believe it? I have been picked for the final of the  Vivo Cosmetics Competition!!!!

Back in October when we attended The Only Way Is Blogging, we were shown 3 makeup looks by Karla Powell, Pots of Gold, Twilight and Winter Bold. We were given the products to achieve the look we chose, which we had to create ourselves! I chose Winter Bold as I loved the bold red lips.

Vivo then said they would pick their favourite from each look! Wooohooo I GOT PICKED!!!

The competition is running on the Vivo Facebook page until midnight 14th Nov.
The look with the most Likes wins!!

PRETTY PLEASE LIKE MY LOOK!!!!! Here is the link again it you missed it!! Lol!!

Thank you to everyone who has liked it already and good luck to the other two girlies!!!!

x x x x x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Beauty Insider Q&A - Karla Powell

Hi lovelies, so I’m back with my Beauty Insider Q&A and today it’s with the super talented Makeup Artist Karla Powell. I’m met Karla recently at the TOWIB event in London, she was the makeup artist representing Vivo Cosmetics.
Karla is working in London ‘Living the dream’ as MUA Cosmetics Head of Makeup. She has also done commercial, TV, theatre work and fashion, including London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week!

I didn’t know anything about Karla’s work until I got home and looked at her Tumblr and Facebook page! O.M.G this woman is amazing!! Her work is nothing like I’ve ever seen before!!

Karla also creates looks on the MUACosmeticsTV You Tube channel!

Below is a collage of her stunning work.....

1. How did you begin your career as a makeup artist?

I studied beauty, fashion, media and theatre make-upstraight after school learning new skills and building my confidence andrealising this is what I want to do every day… which eventually lead toteaching make-up & hair at a local College for three years which was thebest experience in my first years of being a make-up artists as I love toinspire aspiring make-up artists. I have pushed myself over the last threeyears to get my work noticed, networking with industry people and building myportfolio while teaching make-up I am now living the dream working in London ashead makeup artist.

2. What is a day in the life of Karla Powell like?

The life of me is varied and exciting – and challenging attimes!  The day can vary from gettingmodels ready for a photo shoot, followed by 10-12 hours of work that sameday.  Or sometimes it’s an easy 10AMcall, shoot for a few hours and then you are done.  Being in the office at FB Beauty pickingproducts shades for new upcoming lipsticks, picking names for the shades of eyeshadows, creating make-up looks to inspire others to use FB Beauty products oneither you tube or blogs.  Meeting withfashion designers or photographers to design a makeup look that coordinateswith their latest collection for a runway show. One thing you can be sure of: it’s never a boring job!

One of the best parts of the job is getting to work withpeople all day.  I make friends andprofessional connections constantly due to the nature of the job.  Sometimes you yourself are tired from a verylong shoot and have to remember to be positive and help keep everyone’s spiritsup and working well. I have met some wonderful people in this job and madefriends for life.

3. What has been the highlight of your career so far?

I would say the highlight of my career so far was working for Tumblr where I was picked from my beautyblog to go backstage at New York fashion week for spring/summer 2012. I learntand discovered the new beauty trends for spring/summer 2012, and upcomingproducts which are going to big. I also learn tips on make-up artistry itselfthe 10 days I was there. And to top it I got to interview top make-upartists!  I learnt so much from those 10days then I have ever have done at make-up school, perfect place for a traineemake-up artist.

I also was inspired to achieve more dreams within my make-upcareer. I met so many people which I would never have been able to dootherwise. I also achieved a dream by being a key make-up artist for Sergio Davilawhich meant I had to find a team to work with, design a makeup look to go withthe clothes, prepare the team and then demonstrate the look…. And to see mywork on the catwalk which was a dream come true!

4.Which celebrities makeup are you loving right now?

Jennifer Lopez as she has such great features! Andher make-up always looks just beautiful. Make-up artist Kevin Aucoin had oncementioned that the celebrity had the most perfect symmetrical facial structure.It was obvious Jennifer was a favourite canvas for displaying his uttermostmakeup artistry talent. After all, her picture was displayed on the cover ofone of his published books and was always displayed at least once in the restof his publications.

Kiera Knightley- As she is always on-trend!

Finally Jessie J! I love how striking andcreative her make-up looks. She always blows me away with her talent and make-up looks.

5.What are your top 3 products you can't live without?

Airbase Foundation- to even my skin

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer- to hide all those imperfections and to highlight!

MUA Tube lip gloss in shade 2- brightens yourmake-up look instantly!

6. What 3 staple products should every girlhave in their makeup bag?

Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly- It can beused for literally anything, I also get excited when I can use a product formore than one thing, and this definitely does the trick.

Every girl needs a great black eyeliner. If youonly have room for 1 liner in your makeup bag, it should be a pencil. When allyou have time for is a quick swipe, it works. When you want to take the time todo precise lining, it’ll be there for you. And it’s portable. The black linerI’ve been turning to for years is MAC Power point Eyeliner in Engraved!

Eyelash curlers! -It works wonders. The eyes areimportant for more than just sight. They're one of the first things people see.Before plumping your lashes with your favourite mascara, be sure they areproperly curled with your favourite set of eye lash curlers.


"Your aspirations are your possibilities. "

I am in complete awe of Karla, she really has inspired me to do a makeup course and get back into make up, which I intend to do in the New Year!

You must check out Karla's blog and Tweet her!

Thank you so much for your time Karla!!! x x