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Sunday, 26 March 2017

#SS17 Details | Buckley London*


I'm a little bit like a magpie when it comes to jewellery - I love to collect it. I adore how each piece you own & how you style it says something about you; giving little insights into your fashion preferences, lifestyle, personality - even your mood. Jewellery can be sentimental too; triggering memories, nostalgia and fondness for the person who bought it for you, or the stage you were at in your life you wore it in.

Costume jewellery comes and goes, but good quality pieces are forever - just like the gorgeous ranges at Buckley London. Whereas sometimes, the prices for this kinda stuff can make my soul weep [and these massive price tags being the main reason why a} I get so much of my costume jewellery on the cheap and b} it subsequently goes a horrible copper colour and stains my skin green] Buckley London's jewellery doesn't break the bank and is very reasonably priced for the quality and designs they offer. 

Their new SS17 releases are stunning, and I was lucky enough to be sent this gorgeous Stacking Ring Duo* [rrp £29.50] from Buckley London's striking Hackney Collection. Which, for all you bloggers out there, is ALL rose gold and too Instagrammable to cope with.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

Everything about my experience with Buckley London was perfection itself. The rings, which I chose in a size Medium, fit me perfectly and feel super high quality. I can definitely feel the difference in quality already, compared to the cheap pieces I would usually wear day-to-day. Delivery was flawless, their website is easy to navigate & beautifully minimalist; letting the jewellery speak for itself, and their packaging = everything. Just look how minimal and lux it is - I was truly made up.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

The beautiful powder blue & rose gold combo in my new Stacking Ring Duo is perfect for Spring - Buckley London have nailed SS17 fashion.  Their entire Hackney Collection features beautiful triangles of soft, soothing blue lace Agate paired with polished rose gold plating and a dusting of shimmering crystal. And I'm absolutely in love with all of it.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

I'm going to get so much wear out of this for SS17 - it's the first piece of jewellery I've got for the fresh season, and it's so pretty I can't even cope. Rose gold, as well as being every bloggers' fave, is big news this season; so as well as looking super cute, this duo will ensure I stay on trend, too. Geometric jewellery = life goals. THANK YOU BUCKLEY LONDON!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

What's your favourite piece from the Hackney Collection? Do you own anything by Buckley London, or have you seen any of your fave celebs sporting it recently? My comments box below would love to hear more!

Make sure you're following their socials too guys - for ultimate fashion inspo & Insta feed goals : 
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Lovelaughslipstick Blog - a Fashion Beauty Health & Lifestyle Blogger

*This post contains an item I was gifted for the purpose of review, but as always, all opinions are 100% my own and 100% truthful
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Saturday, 25 March 2017

#Skincare Saturday | Shills Mandelic Acid*


Happy weekend, guys! Hope you've had a good week, lots of chocolate and at least one lie in? 

I doubt that this hashtag will make it into a regular feature on LoveLaughsLipstick [I'm too erratic with my skin routine, as well as pretty clueless when it comes to products that aren't micellar water or facewipes] but I've declared this Saturday to be  #SkincareSaturday - so today, that's what I'm going to be talking about. I mean, it's the weekend, so what more of an excuse do you need to pamper yourself with some lux lovelies from the skincare cabinet of life? And you're going to want to see this one.

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Skincare Review of Shills Mandelic Acid +20% Lighting Skin Renew Essence

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Skincare Review of Shills Mandelic Acid +20% Lighting Skin Renew Essence

This is Shills' +20% Mandelic Acid* Skin Renew Essence and it's a babe. It rocks a potent blend of ingredients which work to brighten, refine your skin and fade discolouration. Mandelic Acid has been proven to lighten hyper-pigmentation, scars and Melasma by up to 50% in only 4 weeks! 

This product also contains Vitamin E; which works in collaboration with the Mandelic Acid to increase your cell turnover and collagen for a youthful complexion. Shills recommend that you use the product daily, to start seeing results in 14 days.

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Skincare Review of Shills Mandelic Acid +20% Lighting Skin Renew Essence

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Skincare Review of Shills Mandelic Acid +20% Lighting Skin Renew Essence

I originally thought I'd try this product on the battle scars I was left with after my hip surgery, to see if it helped reduce their visibility. But I'll be honest; once I started using it on my face, I loved it so much that this idea kinda fell by the wayside.

As well as smelling proper nice, absorbing quickly and not making my skin pure tacky, Shills' Mandelic Acid has delivered exactly what it said it would, with regards to visibly lessening the effects of scarring. 

I had a little scarring on my right-hand cheekbone from where some delightful late 20s acne decided to spring up last year - but applying this stuff to it nightly [over the past couple of weeks] has dramatically lightened it and made it much less visible. Meaning much less concealer is needed to make me look presentable as a human. #WINNING.

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Skincare Review of Shills Mandelic Acid +20% Lighting Skin Renew Essence

My skin looks younger [and fuller / plumper, somehow?] for using this product and it's much more even too. Traa random patchy bits! But the main thing that's sold it to me is how effectively it has lightened the scarring and discolouration on my face [from spots past.] 

After seeing how effective it is, I'm going to try it on some of my other scars too [I have a few marks left behind by the Psoriasis incident of 2014] to see how it fares. If you have a somewhat patchy skin tone, scarring or hyper-pigmentation on your face, I'd definitely suggest giving this stuff a go.

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Skincare Review of Shills Mandelic Acid +20% Lighting Skin Renew Essence

If you're based in the UK, you can order yourself a bottle of this magical product here - as well as have a nose at the other items in the Mandelic Acid range. And don't forget to check out Shills' Black Charcoal Masks too - they're super fun, all over the internet right now and come with a sticker of authenticity; so you know what you're putting into your skin is safe.

Have you tried any of Shills' products yet? Do you have any skincare tips to share on reducing the visibility of scarring and hyper-pigmentation?
Lovelaughslipstick Blog - A fashion beauty lifestyle and health blogger

*This post contains an item I was gifted for the purpose of review. As always though, every opinion you've read here is 100% my own
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Friday, 24 March 2017

March 2017's Dollibox | Unicorn Poop, Kawaii & Dog Masks*


I always look forward to beginning a new calendar month, yeno. Obv because I'll be somewhat closer to that ever elusive next payday, but also, because new month = fresh beauty box excitement. 

And I don't know what it is about Dollibox [maybe it's the pink packaging, super cute box or the pretty, prinny inspired name?] but I get insanely giddy unwrapping it each month. I never know quite what to expect inside [which is part of the intense excitement in opening it all up, I guess] but its contents are always super girly and sweetwith loads of pink, princessy, unicorn vibes - and that always sits well with me.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

March 2017's Dollibox* certainly lives up to my expectations. It's another corker - a super cute, magical box crammed full of Kawaii inspired goodies, beautiful fragrances and sparkles. From the moment it arrived on my doorstep, I could smell something insanely gorgeous - magical even; like sweets, Lush and nostalgia all mashed up. Which, when I opened the box up, turned out to be Unicorn Poop. LOOOOOL. I frigging love it.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

For more information on Dollibox and their flexible, affordable subscription plans, make sure you click here. The whole experience with them - from initially browsing the website, to placing your order, to ending up sniffing Unicorn Poop on your doorstep - is flawless and super smooth. And from only £10 a month, it's totes worth it.

Anyway, let's dive into the box now, shall we? I know if I was you, I'd defo want to know more about this Unicorn Poop I keep referring to, haha!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Adamma Cosmetics Fibre Lash Extender Duo Mascara, Full Size, RRP £39.99

First off, what a lux product to find in a sub box; dontcha think? Secondly, I'M SO EXCITED TO TRY THIS. You may have read here that I experienced minor miracles when trialling fibre lash mascara recently; so I'm super keen to see how this product compares. Packaging wise - it looks great and the wand on the 3D Mascara is mega flexible; so I have really high hopes for this stuff!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

In case you're not familiar with fibre lash mascara, here's a [dead basic, like me] overview of how it works. 

First, you apply a coat of the 3D Mascara. Then, whilst it's still wet, apply use the Fibre Lash Mascara. The teensy microfibres on the wand latch onto your lashes as you apply it; allowing you to take control of the length and volume you want to rep. After 30 seconds or so, apply another coat of 3D Mascara to fuse it all together - et voila! The best part is that you can repeat these steps as many times as you want - until you achieve the lashes of your dreams!

Mascara is something I'm always going to be happy to find in a subscription box, as it's one of those beauty products I couldn't cope without. Yous know how much I love having big lashes!!  I'll let you know how I find this one.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Lamelia Lucky Doll Liquid Eyeliner, Full Size, RRP £4.99

Oh. My. Life. Can we just take a second here? Like HOW RIDICULOUSLY CUTE IS THIS EYELINER?! I've never seen anything quite like it before - and I'm a little lot in love. And not only is it the cutest effing packaging I've ever seen in my adult life, this eyeliner is also waterproof and long lasting. Everything I could ever need.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

I always buy liquid eyeliners with applicators like this, as I find them the easiest to use in crafting the winged eyeliner look we all crave. So this again, is something I'll definitely be using - and showing all my friends. Because I can't even cope - just look at her, she's got a little necklace on and everything! *Weeps*

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Unicorn Poop Wax Melts from Scent Circus, Full Size, RRP £1.00

Okay, so this is the moment I'm betting you've all been waiting for. The big reveal - the Unicorn Poop I've been proudly announcing that I sniff. And how cute are they, please? 

Literally these wax melts smell SO GOOD I was convinced they were sweets and pretty desperate to eat them, tbh. Glad I realised the error of my ways there, like.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

This 2 pack of sparkly, colourful poops are made of premium soy wax - and I'm sooo excited to burn them. Scent Circus sum up their fragrance as 'rainbow jelly bean, very sweet and candy like.' And I can't even find the words to describe how much you need these poops in your life, guys

I'm so immature, I'm really enjoying repeatedly typing poop in this blog post, hahaha.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Palmers Multi-Award Winning Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion, Travel Size, RRP £4.99

I LOVE this stuff - I haven't actually bought myself any in years, so I was truly made up to see this familiar face back in my life. A classic, iconic product packed with ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil. The Travel Size bottle is super cute and dead useful to take away with you on holiday. Which obv gives me the perfect excuse to book one... right?!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

BIOAQUA Animal Nourish Facial Mask, Full Size, RRP £6.99

Oh my word did I have some fun with this. You may have seen on my Twitter / Insta Stories that my mask was a little dog and it was INCREDIBLE. And, comedy value aside, it did actually leave my skin looking and feeling smoother, hydrated and a lot more even, too. The packaging is literally all written in another language [so good luck translating the instructions] but I used mine after cleansing & toning and left it on for around 20 minutes.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Looking pretty good, right?! Hahahaaaaa. These masks also come in the form of Pandas, Sheep & Tigers - and I've been loving stumbling across various animal-masked selfies on Twitter. I love a good sheet mask and this one - infused with fruit & herb extracts to promote firmness and elasticity - is another winner. As well as frigging hilarious.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

Extra Item : We Are Tea Sachet, containing 1 x Glow [for Skin Radiance] Teabag

I need to start drinking less coffee and substituting it for tea really; as I feel like a bit of a coffee crackhead at the moment. So this range of healthy teas, by Amanda Hamilton, could potentially be the way to go. This tea smells really nice - and like something I'd actually enjoy, so I'm looking forward to brewing this up next week, when I start my [slightly] healthier eating plan!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

And that's a wrap guys - another month, another fantastic curation from Dollibox! Which product from March 2017's box has caught your eye the most? Do you fancy sniffing some Unicorn Poop? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Don't forget to have a nose at Dollibox's website, Twitter, Insta and Facey B for more information, beautiful images and breaking news on their future releases!
Lovelaughslipstick Blog - March 2017 Dollibox Beauy Subscription Box Review

*This post contains items I was gifted for the purpose of review - but as you may be able to tell from the over-enthusiastic expressions within this article and my constant references to poop, all opinions and content is 100% legit
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

SensatioNail Spring Nails*


My nails are some kind of sick joke. They're the weakest, brittlest most flakey excuse for fingernails that ever existed. And because of that, I might as well just retire from the nail polish game forever - as no matter how neatly I paint them; they're going to chip the next day. Standard

Plus, there's also the fact that I have absolutely no patience when painting them; so as well as being a permanent resident of chip city, my nails often stop off at smudge town too [you know what I mean - when you nod off after painting your nails and before you know it, it's time for work the next day and the duvet is nicely imprinted into your shiny top coat & there's sod all time to fix it? That.]

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - SensatioNail Gel Express Nail Polish Made Him Blush Starter Kit Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - SensatioNail Gel Express Nail Polish Made Him Blush Starter Kit Review

SensatioNail very kindly sent me one of their Express Gel [Made Him Blush] Starter Kits* [rrp £34.99] to try out, which I was hoping would be the answer to all my prayers. My nails cope with life much better with gel or Shellac on - I'd just never really considered getting a lamp and the equipment to do it myself before.

The kit comes with full instructions, a nail polish, cute LED lamp, nail file, cuticle stick, a USB power cable and a European plug head - but even though I'm totes British, this isn't an issue - I just use the USB cable plugged into my iPhone plug head or power it through my laptop. And I have some of those plug adaptors knocking around somewhere too. 

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - SensatioNail Gel Express Nail Polish Made Him Blush Starter Kit Review


Lovelaughslipstick Blog - SensatioNail Gel Express Nail Polish Made Him Blush Starter Kit Review

SensatioNail's one step gel nail kit has everything you need to start doing your own beautiful gel manicures from home [or wherever life takes you!] The shade of Express Gel Nail Polish included in the Starter Kit is a stunning, pale pastel pink shade named 'Made Him Blush' which is the ideal colour for Spring and will really complement your tan in Summer.

The LED lamp is dinky, portable and super cute - I've really, really enjoyed trialling the kit out, as using it has made me feel like a proper professional adult; like I've got my life in gear! The fact it charges via USB gives you the freedom to paint your nails on the go too, wherever you are.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - SensatioNail Gel Express Nail Polish Made Him Blush Starter Kit Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - SensatioNail Gel Express Nail Polish Made Him Blush Starter Kit Review

The SensatioNail Express Gel Polish itself is the latest innovation in gel manicure technology - a simple, one-step user, home [but with professional quality results] gel system. Using it is super easy - simply prep your nails, apply your first coat of polish, pop under the lamp for 30 seconds, apply your second coat, stick under the lamp for an additional 30 seconds and boom - you've got yourself a manicure. You don't need topcoat or basecoats to rock the results; making the whole process smooth sailing - as well as quick!

The Express Gel Nail Polish dries in just 60 seconds and lasts for up to two weeksThat my friends, is the dream right thereOnce you've invested in the starter kit, SensatioNail sell individual nail polishes you can use with the LED Lamp too; giving you tonnes of flexibility and the ability to match your talons to any outfit. There's so many to choose from!!

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - SensatioNail Gel Express Nail Polish Made Him Blush Starter Kit Review

My top tips for ensuring you get as much wear as possible out of your SensatioNail manicure would be to:

- Always ensure that you prep your nails first, and wipe them with nail polish remover before you begin; to remove excess oils,
- Make sure you cap each nail as you paint it, so the ends can't chip or flake,
- Apply thin, even coats; to avoid bubbles.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - SensatioNail Gel Express Nail Polish Made Him Blush Starter Kit Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - SensatioNail Gel Express Nail Polish Made Him Blush Starter Kit Review

So, aside from feeling like a pure nail techn and never getting over the novelty of owning my own LED Lamp, how did I find my SensatioNail experience?

Bloody brilliant, to sum it up. The gel polish was gentle to my crappy nails and remained in place for much longer than any other home polish I've used. EVER. The manicure didn't quite last the 10-14 day average for me, as my nails are really bad [I'm not just being overdramatic lol they're legit a joke!] but on someone with less feeble fingernails, you'd be golden. I think I managed about a week, which is a minor miracle for me and SEVEN TIMES better than I'd usually manage. And the quick drying time & no risk of smudges is an absolute life changer, especially for someone with a lifestyle as manic as mine!

To find out more, head to SensatioNail's website; or check their socials [here, here and here] - I know I'm certainly feeling very tempted to invest in a few more shades for Summer right now!

Have you tried an at home gel nail kit before? Which SensatioNail Express Gel shade would you go for?
Lovelaughslipstick Blog - A Fashion Lifestyle Beauty and Health Blogger

*This post contains items I was gifted for the purpose of review, but as always, all opinions and sweary language is 100% my own.
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