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Giveaway – Win L’Oreal Holographic Glow Kit

The last giveaway ended yesterday and the winner of the Quiz Rose Gold Snake Print Clutch Bag has been contacted. This new giveaway is for the beauty/makeup fans. I am giving away a L’Oreal Holographic Glow Kit. It is a multi-use holographic glow kit for a high impact, customisable glow. I think it is a great makeup product. Definitely handy to have one of these Glow Kits in the makeup bag. It is great for creating that stunning glow. I have one of these myself and I love it. I use it every now and again, and I love the shades so much.

 

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The Shades

This palette has 5 high-shimmer shades – icy blue, iridescent white and galactic gold, neon pink and frosted purple. You can mix the shades together for a different look or use as a single shade. If you are after a more intense highlight, wet your makeup brush before applying the highlighter.

 

Giveaway Rules

If you like this L’Oreal Holographic Glow Kit and want to win, you need to do the following –

 

  1. Retweet this post.
  2. Follow me on Twitter if you are mot already following.
  3. Follow me on Instagram if you are not already following.
  4. Leave a comment telling me why you want to win this L’Oreal Holographic Glow Kit. Do include your Twitter name in the comment box so I know how to find you.

You cam also follow my Facebook page to stay updated on all blog giveaways and other posts.

 

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks only. it ends 23rd February at 10pm. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted via Twitter so make sure you drop your Twitter name. This giveaway is open to UK residents only. You have to be over 18 years to take part.

Good luck guys. Have a good one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Review – Lancôme Hypnôse Homme Eau de Toilette

As a fragrance lover, I am forever in search of the next scent to get obsessed with. I do like men’s perfumes as well, so I was eager to try Lancôme  Hypnôse Homme the other day. This masculine scent is a blend of Cardamom and Mint. It was created by Maurice Roucel in 2007 and the bottle caught my attention as soon as I set my eyes on it. It is quite captivating design for a perfume bottle.

This fragrance is based on a fresh lavender and amber harmony. The musky scent reminds me of masculine man. It is one of those scents you either love or hate. I love.

 

Lancome Hypnose Homme Review

 

Top notes: Mint, Cardamom
Middle notes: Essence of Lavender
Base notes: Indonesian Patchouli, Amber

 

Here are my thoughts on this fragrance –

 

PROS
  1. The bottle is a beauty. It caught my eye straightaway with the pure lines and ample body.
  2. I found the musky fragrance very clean and refreshing. The fragrance reminds me of a clean after shower scent.
  3. It is quite affordable at £30 for a 50ml bottle, and £60 for a 100ml bottle.
  4. It can work as a day or night fragrance.
  5. This perfume is not overpowering but it is quite long-lasting.
  6. You can grab a bottle for yourself or for a special person from most of the perfume retailers in stores and online.

 

 

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CONS
  1. The scent is quite dated so if you are after the next new fragrance, you may not find this great.

 

Overall I do recommend this Lancôme Hypnôse Homme Eau de Toilette Spray. I think it is great value for money and I do like the fragrance.

 

What do you think of this perfume? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, do share this post on your social media platforms if you enjoyed reading this perfume review.

 

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.

 

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Should Photoshopped ‘Beauty’ be Banned?

What does beauty mean to you?

Before I dive right into this topic, quick disclaimer. I sometimes use Lightroom and Photoshop to edit my photos. I never alter my figure or features. All I do with these photo editing tools is to improve the lightening in my photos. So I play around with the exposure, contrast, vibrance and saturation tools in Lightroom. And I mainly use Photoshop to delete names, numbers and other personal information I don’t want showing in my photos. I never use these tools to alter my body and any of my features. Having said that, I do like playing around with filters for dun, especially those on Snapchat.

 

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It’s getting increasingly difficult to tell what real beauty actually means. Women are getting carried away with the by-products of filters and photo editing apps that they’ve lost touch with the beauty that they already are. And by “beauty” I mean the real, unedited, no-filter kind of beauty.

You hardly see pictures on the internet or in your favourite glossy magazines that don’t go through some level of editing or the other. Editing your picture immediately after taking them has turned into second nature for many of us.

 

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More women have had their self-esteem bruised when they see edited pictures of other women online. They no longer see themselves worthy because of the beauty that came through a filter. It sounds ridiculous when you think of it, but it has been causing a lot of damage to women and young girls today.

More women think that they have to go under the knife, get on extreme diets and buy expensive products just to attain that perfect flawless look that they see on social media. They rather put their lives in danger than to learn to love themselves for who they really are.

Fortunately a lot of women are being more conscious of the black hole Photoshop and other photo editing apps and filters are sucking us into. Such women saw that if they didn’t speak up, more women will be in danger. Consequently, they became advocates of banning photoshopped ‘beauty’.

 

Recognizing the true beauty behind the filter

The idea behind photo editing apps may have been a good one – to enhance one’s beauty. But the overdependence on those apps is creating a misconception of what real beauty is.

No one is born with the perfect skin, the perfect figure or the perfect complexion. And beauty is far beyond all those. You are beautiful for simply being you. You are a true beauty and you need to embrace it. The minute you recognize that you’re more beautiful than what any filter will make you, that’s when you’ll be able regain the self-esteem you lost to the pressure that comes from viewing airbrushed or edited photos.

 

 

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So should photoshopped ‘beauty’ be banned?

I don’t believe it should be banned. I don’t think photo editing apps and filters will ever go away for good. But I think we should take these perfect photos we see on social media and on the pages of magazines with a pinch of salt. Don’t take them too seriously because 99.9% of the time, most of these photos have been seriously edited to look perfect.

Many women are being misled and now teenage girls are being affected. It’s disheartening that we are slowly losing our sense of true beauty – the one that is authentic and the one that embraces our imperfections. Instead, women are going through complex and oftentimes life threatening cosmetic procedures just to measure up with the mirage they see when they pop on a filter or have their photos airbrushed.

There’s nothing wrong with imperfection or blemishes. It shows that we are human. We need to learn to fall in love with ourselves and truly appreciate the awesome person that we are. That’s what should shine through every picture we upload. This is how you can become more self-confident and self-assured.

That’s why you need to take a stand and be you. You’re truly a beauty.

 

What do you think of filters and photo editing apps?

 

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