Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Bloom & Wild


I am always sending flowers, and I love receiving them. As I was browsing my phone last week, I stumbled across an app called BLOOM & WILD. I downloaded it and was instantly in awe with the gorgeous collection of flowers. One of the most attractive characteristics of this company is that the flowers are delivered in a box that can fit through your letter-box! I had also have a discount code (SOPHIELAUREN25) which will give you a 25% discount!

Now £10 for flowers may seem steep to some, however, for me this company really have put time and energy into creating an absolutely beautiful product. Unlike the flowers you may find in your local supermarket, my mum thought I had purchased them from somewhere along the lines of Harrods! Not only do you receive a bunch of flowers, you also get gorgeous wrapping and presentation, directions on arranging your flowers, a customisable note, and to top it off, it's all tied up with a beautiful ribbon. Each flower stem was protected by a white netting, this also allowed you to separate the flowers and arrange them with ease. You don't have to worry about identifying the flowers either as there is a key which visually indicates the name of each flower you receive. Upon opening the box you are greeted with a beautiful product, before you've even unwrapped the flowers. 

I can't stress how impressed I was with the service as a whole, the smaller details really do have a huge impact on the overall satisfaction of a product. I will definitely be using this company again and raving about them to everyone!! They have put a smile on both my mums face as well as mine! 

If you are interested head over to app world and search "BLOOM & WILD"! You can use the discount code SOPHIELAUREN25 to get 25% off too! If you do order, let me know what you think!!

Monday, 2 February 2015

Contouring for Pale Skin | Part One


As a girl with a pale complexion, contouring can be extremely daunting. I have struggled to find a contour kit that hasn't left me looking like a zebra. I often find that finding a satisfying bronzer shade can be a nightmare, they often look too orange or don't blend well. Highlighting tends to be an easier task to carry out as there isn't all that much that can go wrong. 

I received this contouring kit within a gift set for Christmas. I really love that the bronzer isn't too harsh, it's very neutral and can be built up if a larger effect is required. The shades are easy to blend and don't look to harsh next to my pale skin which is amazing!! I feel like without contouring my face can look flat and contouring really defines my features and gives my face a more 3D look! The blush is a lovely shade and is a nice in-between red/pink. It really compliments the brown and gives you a rose look. For the highlighter, I'm neither over or under excited. It does what it sets out to do, highlight. I do find myself using another highlighter as I find that the one in this kit doesn't do all that much and does have a slight pink tinge to it, but that's just personal preference. 

I like how the kit has a mirror, it makes on the go application so much easier!! The packaging is strong and I don't have to fear it breaking in my bag. We all remember powder breaking in our school bags, nightmare. I also like how you get three products for such an amazing price of £3.50. That is crazy seeing as you can easily spend £10 on one highlighter. I think the value for money really is here with this product and you can't go wrong. Makeup Revolution seems to be building such a positive profile in the blogging world and I love how they give those who don't have hundreds to spend on makeup, a chance to experiment and build a makeup collection.