Have you tried ChloBo Jewellery?

I was approached by ChloBo in December to learn about their jewellery and have the opportunity to try one of their bracelets from their current collection.
ChloBo is a jewellery company that creates bespoke Gold, Gold plated, and Sterling Silver pieces to suit every style and current trend. They offer bracelets, rings, necklaces, pendants earrings and much more. Ranging from minimalist to statement there is truly something to cater for everyone’s style.

I chose to receive the Mini Noodle Ball  Dragonfly Bracelet priced at £90 which was Gold Plated on 925 Sterling Silver, as I prefer gold jewellery and loved how small and minimal the design was.

Chlobo review

ChloBo is a UK brand started by Chloe Moss, who started creating jewellery herself and is worn by celebrities such as Ellie Goulding and Cheryl Cole. It was first stocked in Liverpool’s popular store Cricket and has even been featured in Vogue. Her inspirations for her whole line of jewellery comes from Bali and South-East Asia and her brand certainly shows her love of travelling with it’s iconography and simplistic designs and charms.

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W7 Porefection! Review

I kindly received a box of W7 goodies to try and throughout the month I’ll be writing how I got on with the products and how they slotted into my usual routine. The one I was most concerned about switching in my routine was the primer. I’m a big fan of my Iman Time Control primer, Nyx Angel Veil and Nyx Primer spray and it is hard for me to change my mind when I’m happy with something in my routine. Whenever I hear the word “Pore” in a primer, I do cringe. Silicone based primers rarely sit on my skin and I find that any primer that tries to be a dupe of Benefit’s Porefessional slides off my skin. However I’m always up for trying new things so I gave it a go.

w7 oil control primer

Retails at: £6.95

Trialled for: 1 month

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Glam Glow Youth Mud First Impressions

Glam Glow was recently launched in Boots in Cardiff and I’ve been wanting to try this blogger favourite for a while. I managed to get some samples from the counter to try at home myself to figure out what one I love the most before I purchase. I have really sensitive skin so with any skincare product I always make sure to try before I commit and purchase.

I was given Youth Mud, Super Mud and Thirsty Mud to try so at the time of using this my skin needed a bit of a pick me up and exfoliate so I used Youth Mud. I’m 25, so I feel like this is the age I should start using anti ageing and look after my skin a little more so  I was keen to try it and possibly purchase if I loved using it.

1 tub of Youth Mud sells every 10 seconds in the US so I was keen to see what the hype was.

Glam Glow Youth Mud Review
Glam Glow Youth Mud First ImpressionsOne 50g tub costs around £39 from Boots.

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Debenhams Summer Blogger Event

I was very lucky to be invited to Cardiff Debenhams Blogger event where we were treated to a look at some new launches from 4 premium beauty brands. The night would include a rotation of counters where we learnt about skincare, base tips and tricks, colour and getting the perfect brows and liner.

The brands included in this night were Estee Lauder, Dior, Urban Decay and Yves Saint Laurent Beauty.

Image: @Stdavidscardiff Instagram
Image: @Stdavidscardiff Instagram

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Follow the fun on my Instagram!

I’m setting myself a makeup challenge to do 100 looks which are all different and inspired by different things. They won’t be every day, but I’m going to try and be as active as possible! So far I’m on day 3, and I’m getting inspired by colours. I’ve done a dramatic, basic and cut crease look so far. I’m going to look at my favourite artists, inspiration from my room and life, other people and try and get back into some special effects stuff too. Why not join in with the fun and follow my Instagram to see regular looks!

Follow my Instagram here: @SindyydollUK

Here are the 3 I have done so far over the past few days.

red eyeshadow instagram challenge

Day 1 was inspired by red, all contouring and brows were done with shades of red also.

instagram makeup challenge yellow eyeshadow

Day 2 was yellow, so I thought I’d do a wearable yellow look as I had places to go and things to do.

green eyeshadow make up challenge

Day 3 was Green, so I decided to do a harsh cut crease with black liner, and green highlight on my cheek.

So far I’m finding it really fun to do and it has helped me improve. I have already speeded up my brow routine and base from these three days of doing it! Wonder what is in store next!

How to: Eyeliner

A question I get asked very often is how do I apply eye liner. The easiest answer I can give anyone is practice a lot. Get a cheap eye liner and practice by applying then removing. Repeat until you get the hang of it.

When I started trying out eye liners, I bought a Collection (2000) eye liner and sat down for a good 2 hours just applying different thicknesses and ways. Along my make up journey I have found, for myself, that applying eye liner with my eye open and looking down slightly in a mirror is the most effective method. Below are mini tutorials for two of the quickest ways I have found to do eye liner. One using freehand, and one using tape and finishing off with concealer.

For this tutorial I’ll be using a gel liner and a nail art brush, as they’re thin and can pick up product smoothly. For me, gel is smooth, easy to remove, usually water proof and if you want to blend out to create a smoky look or drag the eye liner across the eye it’s easiest with this type of liner. It’s very versatile for your unique looks and also can be used in the waterline and to tightline.

Eye liner done with tape and gel liner.
Eye liner done with tape and gel liner.

Give them both a go and let me know how you get on!

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How to clean make up brushes. Questions and Comments MUAs get asked #2.

Continuing with my MUA questions series, today’s post will be about cleaning brushes. Ideally you need to be washing them twice a week, and spot cleaning them with brush cleaner throughout the week to keep your brushes clean and germ free, but I know it can be a struggle with time to do this.

It’s simple, easy and you should include it in your house and beauty chores list. Not only will your make up go on a lot better, you’ll notice clearer skin, and a better finish to your overall look. Read more to see why, and how to clean brushes quickly and cheaply!

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