Brand Highlight: Leighton Denny

Salut mes amis !

After receiving Leighton Denny nail polishes last Christmas I  became curious about the brand and what the nail polish offers. As a nail fanatic I was delighted to hear that the brand actually care about the condition of our nails and sell many products to aid our nail needs .IMG_4430[1]

The award winning brand was founded, yes you guessed it, by Leighton Denny himself . The beauty expert  has spent most of his years in the beauty industry and knows exactly what we want . Each nail polish is roughly £11 each but believe me they are worth the price . They last pretty well on my nail polish resistant hands (about 3-4 days) but the real price is in the quality of the products . You only need one coat of the nail polish for it to be fully opaque!

I absolutely love what Leighton Denny has created and I can’t wait to see what else he has for us .

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LaFortune xx

What brand always gets you excited ?

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The benefits of Argan Oil

Salut mes amis !

Weeks have turned into months and months have turned into years since I have spoken to you about my skin journey and what I have been doing to get rid of my teenage prone acne skin .

Last time we discussed the wonderful effects of wearing sun protection daily as the sun does have a reputation of deepening acne scars . However , due to the high doses of Melanin in my skin I realised that I need as much of the sun as possible. Nevertheless ,I am still in the habit of obsessing over sun  cream and its benefits !

If the sun cream trick didn’t work , then what did ? You may ask yourself. The answer is simply : Argan oil . Yes, I repeat Argan oil. Most of you have probably heard ‘Argan oil’ referenced in many hair posts ,which rave about the wonderful effect it has on dry hair, but didn’t know that it does wonders at transforming acne prone skin as well .

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I have been applying the miracle oil all over my face once a day after cleansing and I have seen marvellous results . The argon oil fills your face with moisture after cleansing it with harsh chemicals . I find that it protects my face during the day without soaking my face with too much moisture that in turn could cause more breakouts .

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Here are just a few benefits of the miracle oil 

  • Soothes skin
  • Promotes healing
  • Provides natural moisture
  • Contains anti-oxidants which help to heal damaged skin cells
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • High in Vitamin E and fatty acid content

 

Thank you for reading 🙂

LaFotune xx

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I heart Makeup ! Review

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I was meant to write this post almost 100 years ago (cue exaggeration) but I haven’t been able to get around to it . Except for now . While I was in Spain I picked up the I Heart Eye Shadow Palette “I Heart Passion”, I absolutely adore the palette and I wanted to share with you my overall thoughts on the product .

Thoughts: ” Compared to other palettes I have , the shades aren’t as pigmented as  I would like but for the price the colours do stand out . I believe that it is all in how you apply it !” – Instagram  (@xlola15x)

Continue reading “I heart Makeup ! Review”

4 Fall Nail Trends You Need to Try

Salut mes amis !

Fall is here , and with it comes a whole different way to dress as the colder weather makes its way in . Here is my selection of Fall nail trends that you should try this season!

1.Marsala

“Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.”  – Pantone

The colour of the year ! Fall is a great season to get some Marsala into your look this year; what better to do it but with your nails . Continue reading “4 Fall Nail Trends You Need to Try”

Madrid haul

Salut mes amis !

A few weeks ago I was blessed with a family trip to Madrid,Spain where I bought many things and I thought that it was only reasonable to share just some of my purchases as I love them so much each and every day ! Enjoy :

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Pull & bear

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Tino Gonzalez Zapaterias black bag

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I Heart Eye Shadow Palette I Heart Passion

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Thank you for reading 🙂

LaFortune xx

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Makeup Revolution – Ultra Blush Palette review

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I have been wanting to do this post for such a long time, Makeup revolution is such a good brand with great products . I picked up one of the many Ultra blush palettes from Makeup revolution in “All about cream” a few months ago . To be honest I wasn’t really expecting the consistency of the product ; the blushes are not as creamy as expected and the colours are much lighter than in the photos online .Nevertheless I do love the palette and the variety of creamy colours at my door step. I also love that I can use the blushes to mix up new lip shades (which I do often ) ; I am recently liking the orange toned shade !

Tip: For darker skin tones the two far left shades (top and bottom )are the best for that easy every day glow !

Price: £6.00 Makeup revolution

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Thank you for reading 🙂

LaFortune xx

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Barry M Genie Lip Paint review

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Salut mes amis !

Barry M is indeed popular for it’s nail polishes but I think that the brand needs a massive round of applause for their Genie lip paint ! The lipstick ‘magically’ turns to a unique shade of pink for each and every person and I was surprised to actually Love the product .

“It’s green but magically turns your pout an ultra-long lasting personal shade of pink. It does this by adapting to the Alkaline in your lips. In other words, every person is different and every look is unique!
Genie lasts for eight hours too so you can achieve an all-day custom kiss that’s all your own (Genie is an improved formulation of Barry M’s popular ‘Touch of Magic’ lip paint.) “- Barry M

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Price: Barry M website – £4.49 – Superdrug

Colour:  The lipstick turned out to be a delicate shade that almost touched the  red spectrum on me . However , the colour almost looked identical on my sister so I wouldn’t call it an ‘unique’ colour for every individual .

Last: This lipstick LASTS ALL DAY  ! Maybe just on me but I found that the lipstick stained my lips and no matter how hard I tried to get it off : it stayed .

Recommend: Absolutely ! This has become my go to lipstick for when I need a pop of colour .

How I wear: I dab the lipstick on both my upper and lower lips (after moisturised with lip balm !) and smooth out with my index finger for an every day stain .

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Thank you for reading 🙂 Why not try Barry M Genie Lip paint for yourself !

LaFortune xx

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Summer nail trends 2015

Salut mes amis!

It has been a long time since I have done a nail inspiration post ; but here is my Summer nails trends (2015 edition ) .

1. Natural glitter

This is one trend that I have loved trying this summer. Glitter on bare nails is so simple yet so glam at the same time . Why not try this as your last minute nail look this summer!

2. Pale glam

This is very similar to the trend above but it is a mixture of glitter and a base colour.



3. I’ve got the blues


4. Negative space

Yes , this trend just seems to not want to go away ;with more and more adaptions for it growing everyday!


Thank you for reading, I hope that you gained some nail inspiration 🙂 .

LaFortune xx

PS. What are your favourite trends this summer ?