I’m always excited to discover new accessory brands, especially when the words luxury, fashion and affordability are thrown into the mix.
Forge and Foster emulate just that. A high-end watch company based just outside of London, they work with creatives across Europe to ensure their products are as pretty as they are practical.
Selling directly online, they can ensure competititve prices without having to compromise on quality – and trust me, luxury and affordability come hand-in-hand with Forge and Foster.
Forge and Foster offers a selection of gorgeous watches for women and men, as well as bracelets. They have a traditional British aesthetic with large watch faces, a variety of leather or coloured stainless steel straps and gorgeous finishing details.
So, what do I think of Forge and Foster?
The Rose + Mesh watch is just beautiful, with a minimalistic design featuring a rose gold mesh strap, large watch face and secure clasp. The watch is easily adjusted to fit your wrist perfectly and the straps are even interchangable depending on your preference.
What I love about Forge and Foster is that their watches can be worn with anything, it is so hard to find a beautiful watch with such subtle luxury – so, you will certainly enjoy dressing them up and down.
I love watches with interchangable straps, it really allows you to compliment your outfits and show off your style a little more easily. I will certainly be after the rose and nude strap next.
You can check out the entire Forge and Foster collection of women’s watches here, as well as their beautiful Instagram account here.
Have you heard of Forge and Foster? Which watch would you choose from the collection?
Stemuderm: A complete overview of this highly effective anti-aging serum
While wrinkles, loose skin and other signs of aging are usually associated with the elderly, these particular problems may become present at a much younger age if a person does not attend to their skin through the inclusion of effective skincare products and protecting their skin against common exposures that cause age-related symptoms to appear earlier than they should appear.
The first step to preventing and, of course, treating premature aging is to act the moment these symptoms start to appear, but people do not always realize they are experiencing premature aging before they notice those fine lines and saggy skin in the mirror.
About Face Skin Care advises that common signs of premature aging include sun spots at an early age, spots appearing on the chest and the neck, itchy and dry skin, changes to the shape of eyes and wrinkles that start to form along the cheeks. When the jawline becomes loose, it is also a sign of premature aging.
Once these signs are noticed, a person should start to implement more effective protective measurements in their daily skincare regimen and ensure they include a series of anti-aging products in their skincare arsenal to ensure these problems does not become more severe.
Today, we want to talk about Stemuderm, a professional-strength anti-aging product from Solvaderm, developed to assist with providing individuals who would like to protect their skin against premature aging and treat signs that are already present through a dermatologically-formulated product.
Stemuderm is a skincare serum that is promoted as an anti-wrinkle treatment cream, but the product does much more than simply reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While this is the primary purpose of the product’s formula, the dermatologists behind this product have also includes certain ingredients with the aim of increasing the natural levels of both collagen and elastin found within the user’s skin. Since these are essential for firm skin, the use of Stemuderm will increase skin firmness gradually; thus leading to skin that is less saggy and loose.
Who makes Stemuderm?
Stemuderm is manufactured by Solvaderm, a brand in the skincare industry that only specializes in top quality products that work. They stay clear of any ingredients that have not gone through extensive scientific research and only utilizes ingredients that have not only been proven to effectively contribute to healthier skin, but also proven not to be harmful to the skin of the user. Stemuderm is one of Solvaderm’s top selling products, but certainly isn’t the only product produced by this brand. Stemuderm is also often combined with some other products also produced by Solvaderm to improve the results the customer is able to experience.
What are the advantages of Stemuderm?
Thousands of people are turning to Stemuderm to help them reduce the appearance of age-related problems, such as fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and more. Let’s take a look at the many benefits that these people are able to enjoy from using Stemuderm on a daily basis:
·Stemuderm is a cost-effective alternative to more expensive anti-aging treatments currently available on the market.
·Stemuderm can be used as a preventative and protective measure by individuals in their twenties or thirties. For those in their forties or older can use the product as an effective way to reduce the appearance of age-related problems they have already started to experience.
·A list of clinical research studies that have been used by the dermatologists who formulated Stemuderm can be found on the product page of Stemuderm. These studies offer an interested person proof of how effective each Stemuderm ingredient found in the it’s formula is in reversing the signs of aging and protecting against additional signs of aging.
Is Stemuderm safe to use?
Considering the safety of any product that a person is about to use, be the product natural or pharmaceutical, is very important. A product that can cause side-effects may lead to potentially harmful or even dangerous complications. Thus, there is a common concern about the safety of Stemuderm amongst individuals who are interested in buying this particular anti-wrinkle cream.
Firstly, all the ingredients that the dermatologists of Solvaderm have included in Stemuderm’s formula have gone through scientific studies. During these studies, the scientists did not only study the particular ingredients, but also monitored the effects that the ingredients had on participants in clinical trials. Here, the scientists deem the ingredients that causes a significant amount of side-effects unsafe and these are not used by Solvaderm’s dermatologists.
For these reasons, Stemuderm is considered a safe products to be used by the general population who are experiencing issues with their skin, such as signs of premature aging, dry areas on the skin or acne breakouts.
While deemed safe to use, users should be aware of potential ingredients that may experience an allergic reaction to. A complete list of ingredients can be found on the Stemuderm product page. Potential users who do have allergies should look at this list and see if there are any ingredients they are allergic to.
How much does Stemuderm cost?
It is important to consider the price of a product like Stemuderm prior to buying the particular product in question as products that are based on scientific research often charges quite a large amount of money for their products. Fortunately, Stemuderm delivers a professional-strength formula at a price that many customers can afford. A bottle of Stemuderm costs $79.99 – each bottle contains 50ml of the advanced anti-aging serum.
Where can I buy Stemuderm?
Even though Solvaderm is a local brand that is produced within the United States, the product can be purchased by individuals from other parts of the world as well. A concern amongst many interested individuals is the fact that it might be difficult to find the best location to purchase Stemuderm from.
Customers residing within the United States can purchase Stemuderm directly from Solvaderm’s online store. The store can be accessed by going to solvaderm. com – here, the customer can navigate to the Stemuderm product page and use the “add to cart” button to buy the product. Customers can choose to opt for the free ground shipping option or pay extra to have the product delivered to them faster.
For those who reside in other countries, Solvaderm’s official website can still be utilized in some instances. There are also many dermatologists who use the products produced by Solvaderm to help their customers reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and to help them get rid of other particular skin disorders that Solvaderm’s products can treat. Customers in countries other than the United States can contact local dermatologists to find out if there are any who utilizes Solvaderm’s products.
Stemuderm offers an advanced formula that targets all problems that people experience when they start to notice the signs of aging. These signs may include dry skin, the formation of wrinkles, skin that starts to sag and, of course, age spots. The product does not pose any risks to the skin and has not been associated with any harmful side-effects; thus offering an effective method for the general population trying to prevent premature aging or trying to get rid of the signs of aging they are already suffering from.
What do you think of the Stemuderm? What anti-aging serum do you use as part of your skincare regime?
Earlier this week I attended an NYX glitter smokey eye masterclass at Boots in the Oxford city centre.
After some juice and chocolate nibbles, I sat down in order to have two different looks demonstrated on me by the ridiculously talented Suzie Law.
One look was created with the In Your Element Fire palette, the other, with the In Your Element Wind palette before being finished with Glitter Brilliants – I will leave you to guess which palette is which.
In Your Element Fire and Wind palette review
Let me tell you, both of these palettes are incredible in their own right, highly pigmented and easily blendable for some incredibly bright and dramatic looks if so desired.
The In Your Element Fire palette offers a combination of 12 shades, some truly striking alongside warmer transition shades. You can really go wild with this Autumnal palette, fabulous both in the day or evening – my boyfriend has since invested in the palette for me, cutie.
The In Your Element Wind palette offers 12 shades also, with a selection of silky shades that include whimsical blues, stunning grey and even purples hues. The perfect go-to palette for a traditional smokey eye and the addition of the other shades really allows you to get really creative.
The In Your Element collection is quite simply incredible, with a colour palette to suit everyone. It may just encourage you to be bold and try something new.
Have you tried any of the NYX In Your Element palettes yet? Which is your favourite?
Do you struggle to find pretty dd+ bras on the UK high street?
If you have a bust that is bigger than a DD+ cup in the UK, I am pretty sure you feel the same way as I do on this subject. Here is a slight rant at why DD+ bras should be a UK high street standard, as well as a handy guide on the best UK high street shops and online stores to buy pretty DD+ bras.
There is literally nothing more frustrating than browsing the high street, to find that pretty much every store does not cater for you.
Oh, and if by chance they do, you can almost guarantee that you will be offered far less choice and probably far more expensive items.
Looking for a cute balconette bra, a sultry longline piece or a stick-on bra that will actually work with your backless dress? Good luck girls…
Another personal irk? Why on earth is everything overly padded? Lets face it, if you are DD+ cup, the chances are that you do not need gargantuam padding in your bra, and if it is a necessity, perhaps a slight padded lining that enhances your natural curves would simply do.
Where to shop for DD+ BRAS ON THE UK HIGH STREET
With all this in mind, I have made it my mission to find a selection of pretty, affordable and varied DD+ bras you can find on the high street and online, here are the places you will want to shop-till-you-drop:
Figleaves is an excellent place to shop for bras with a host of different brands available and lovely exclusive items too. Expect a variety of colours, styles and girly prints. The best thing about the brand, they offer A-K cup lingerie. So, everyone is included!
Tuttie Rouge is a wonderful brand that offers DD-G cups, with a fantastic array of styles, colours and cutesy details – I am a little bit in love with their girly prints and all that harness detail. You can check out my review of their Alexa bra and high-waisted briefs here.
Although a slighty smaller collection of DD+ bras, Boux Avenue certainly offer some stunning pieces. Expect bright colours and more traditional styles. Boux Avenue also offer free in-store bra fittings, so handy when you want to ensure that perfect fit.
Marks and Spencer are not the first place you would think to go to for pretty bras. Not only do they offer a gorgeous selection of DD+ cups printed and lace bras but they also offer an incredible array of floral and patterned lace bras, as well as vibrant bralettes – and what girl doesn’t love a cosy bralette?
Curvy Kate is a fantastic brand in the sense that it exclusively offers D-K cups bras, what a treat! Again, expect a vaiety of styles and print. The best thing? Everything isn’t padded to oblivion.
Once your underwear is sorted, why not take opt for an adjustable and affordable women’s hot bikini?
Where do you shop for your DD+ cup bras? Do you struggle finding pretty lingerie too?
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and Vice Lipstick look
I love getting creative with an Urban Decay Naked Heat and Vice Lipstick look. Since its debut, the Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow palette is a firm favourite of most. We waited a long time for some Autumnal hues and glitz to come into our lives.
I have to be honest, the palette is a dream come true, with a selection of warm matte, metallic and glitter-embellished shades ranging from nudes to browns to oranges to purples to reds. It is certainly like taking a walk and kicking up those Autumnal leaves in their spectrum of colours.
All of these wonderful blendable shades are contained within a sturdy case alongside a mirror and wondeful double-ended eyeshadow makeup brush. Stick to the lefthand side for daytime looks and go wild with the right hand side for vibrant nighttime looks.
So, what do I think of the Naked Heat Palette and Vice Lipstick?
This face of the day is pretty simple in all honesty, it is an inspired Urban Decay Naked Heat palette look with a combination of the shades Sauced and Chaser (both lefthand shades).
This is becoming one of my quick and simple go-to daytime looks. Now, when we combine this with the perfect brown nude shade, we are onto a winner.
I have used the Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice Lipstick in 1993, a beautiful warm-tone and satin finish brown shade with incredible pigmentation. It teams well with the Autumnal shades of the Naked Heat palette.
I have to be honest, at first I was a little bit intimidated with 1993 but the shade somehow worked with my pale skin tone a treat and proved itself longlasting throughout the day.
Have you tried the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette yet? Which is your favourite lipstick from the Comfort Matte Vice collection?
I am going to be honest here. I signed up with Birchbox once more just for one of these boxes. I truly could not resist.
The highly anticipated Birchbox x Vogue limited edition box for November has had the beauty world in a bit of a stir lately.
What is exciting about Birchbox is that the items can vary, so there is always that slight element of surprise when you receive it. Despite all the social media excitement and the pictures whizzing about on the great old world wide web that can at time reveal the content of the box.
My personal Birchbox x Vogue November 2017 box contained the following items:
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse®
Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo
L’Occitane en Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream
Birchbox Brush Cleaner
So, what did I think of the Birchbox x Vogue collaboration?
Benefit Hoola Bronzer: The bronzer was a nice little surprise and a mini-sized product that will be gracing my makeup bag till its empty. I am not much of a bronzer girl as I am pretty pale in all honesty. However, the Benefit Hoola Bronzer is famed for its matte golden glow and works great when used delicately to contour my at times ghoulish complexion.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse®: This multi-purpose dry oil certainly felt good on the skin. I liked how you could use it on both the face, body and hair. The oil features a blend of essential oils, including camellia, sweet almond, borage, hazelnut, St. John’s Wort and macadamia, as well as being enriched with Vitamin E. It has a light floral scent so perfect for when you want to skip on the perfume for a day.
Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo: I have to admit, I am very loyal to Batiste – having got me through many a rushed morning. So, when I discovered the Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo I was a little dubious. Saying this, it certainly works a treat and doesn’t seem to leave as much residue as its cheaper competitors. However, with the inflated price tag, I will remain loyal to the old faithful.
L’Occitane en Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream: Lets face it,L’Occitane hand cream is a staple in any girls hand bag. This shea butter edition is a go-to for anyone this winter with its pleasant scent and ultra-moisturising effects. However, this sample size is quite frankly teeny – which is a bit of a shame. hereYou can take a read of my shea honey hand cream review .
Birchbox Brush Cleaner: Now, this will come in very handy. I have been mulling over purchasing a brush cleaner for some time and this little brush cleaner easily fits on the fingers for ease of use. It features stripped and dotted silicone for deep cleansing of your brushes.
Although I love the concept of Birchbox and the products are fabulous, I do hold a bit of a vice when the product samples are very small. However, the Vogue x Birchbox box featured a fabulous selection of products and proved itself worth the price. You can sign up to Birchbox or shop their beauty collection here.
Did you order the Vogue x Birchbox box? What is your favourite item within my box?