Vichy DERMABLEND Make-Up

DERMABLEND is a range of products recommended by dermatologists and used by make-up artists to help women with skin concerns i.e. burn marks, birth marks, acne, skin diseases or even tattoos to cover up. The range has been around for 30 years and specialises in expert high-coverage foundations, concealers etc. Vichy have joined forces with charities and organisations to utilise the strength of their product and help those who need to, feel more comfortable in their skin.

All products are water and sweat resistant and come in 5 different skin shades.

To stress how effective it is, Zombie Boy used it to cover his tattoos.

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After watching Kevin the make-up artist show us how to use the different products, we were given a selection of products to take away and test. After using each this morning to sample, I have to say I am incredibly happy with the result. I am fortunate enough to not have problem skin but for people who do I recommend using the below.

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Corrective stick 14HR.

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To find out more about this range of miracle products, or to buy some visit their website: https://www.dermablend.co.uk/

Smoothie drinking, loafers and giraffe shoes.

The weather in London has been completely lush the past week, and luckily for me I have been house sitting the most beautiful house by Barnes pond. There’s something about living somewhere beautiful that makes you want to be organised and clean-living. Don’t get me wrong I don’t eat fry-ups every day of the week but I wanted to practise a bit of vitamining myself up while I had my own space for a few days, so out came the blender.

For my first smoothie breakfast I blended pear, coconut, kale, spinach and banana. It was really yummy and you couldn’t taste the spinach or kale at all, despite it being bright green!

I’ve also been running for 20 minutes every day. Which is not like me at all. My idea of exercise is a weekly bout of flinging myself around some reggae club night somewhere and then running for the night bus. It hasn’t been all healthiness though I have to be honest. For tea I have been having fish and chips, pizza etc and of course always a pudding.

Smoothie numero uno.

Smoothie numero uno.

Recently I have tried to cull my shopping outings by wearing items of clothing that have been sitting in my wardrobe untouched for years. It has been going quite well. I found these shiny loafers, which are quite jazzy.

Jazzy shiny loafers.

Jazzy shiny loafers.

When shopping I have also been trying to buy items that I think are fun and not boring. On a rare but recent shopping trip I bought these awesome giraffe (or african cow as my friends have renamed them) plimsolls. I hate wearing things that are really stereotypical and try to not belong to any sub-genre. I just sort of wear what I like and have fun with it.

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Advice for Blonde Bombshells

Having had bleached hair for the past 12 years I thought I would write an article recommending how to keep a bleached barnet sleek and strong.

I first bleached my hair when I was 14. I had been suspended from school for dying my hair pink and had been sent to the nearest hairdresser to have it stripped. I came out with white blonde hair that went all the way down my back. With shiny locks that were still accepted as a “funky do” I went in to school grinning the next day. From then on it stuck. My hair has been dyed with every type of bleach you can imagine but because I am a lazy lady when it comes to prepping myself (I will explain later on) my hair has stayed strong.

Unlike my friends who curl, straighten, clip in extensions, blow dry etc their hair, I am too lazy to do all of this and instead live by washing my hair before bed or first thing in the morning and leaving an hour for it to naturally dry.

When the hair is wet brush it through gently then rub two pumps of L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary oil through your hair. This hour of drying can be easily filled with drinking tea/wine (depending on time of day), watching Eastenders, playing reggae vinyl or dancing madly round the room if you fancy it.

Ta-dah! I promise it works and will keep your hair really strong and sleek.

Tweet me any questions to www.Twitter.com/DJLuluWilliams

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Liz Earle Grey Dawn Strengthening Nail Colour

Over the past couple of years I have been drawn to neutral shades of nail polish, rather than the letterbox red I used to favour. Perhaps it is the increasing rise of grey’s popularity within the interior design world that leads me to adore it even more. When I heard that my favourite beauty brand – Liz Earle – had a  nail polish in a shade named Grey Dawn I knew I had to try it.

It comes in a smart navy box and written on this box is a description that informs you that the nail colour is a fortifying, chip-resistant formula, that lasts up to 12 days. It also lets you know it is enriched with avocado and borage oils. I was clueless as to what borage oil was so after researching I discovered it is a moisturising formula, derived from a gorgeous bright blue flower.

It paints on very smoothly and dries speedily. Once dry it is shiny and tough. I would recommend using two coats for a bolder colour and one for a more subtle grey shade, both are incredibly pretty.

My favourite new nail colour.

My favourite new nail colour.

I really recommend trying this shade of polish for the spring. It is a lovely fresh and gentle grey.

To buy a bottle visit: http://uk.lizearle.com/