Kiko Modern Tribes

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m a total sucker for product packaging and the new Modern Tribes collection from Kiko just hits that spot at a more affordable price than your average. I’ve tried bits and bobs from Kiko but not all that much, from what I gather the prices range massively so there’s something for every budget within the one brand. I was set a few items from the new launch to test out, the Sunproof powder foundation (in light)  is the most interesting. It can be used wet and dries to a matte finish so is ideal for oilier skins. I struggle with powder foundations and this can still be a little cakey (I think practice will make perfect here) but it’s definitely one of the nicest finishes I’ve achieved and the fact it can be applied with the sponge provided rather than needing another brush makes it perfect for on the go touch ups.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe colour cosmetics from the new range are fairly standard ‘summer shades’ but the creamy kajal pencil liner in Turquoise is beautiful to blend and stays put relatively well. The lip/cheek pencil (in Supreme Guava) I’m less enthusiastic about but I can see why it is the way it is. Most lip/cheek products are really too sticky/creamy for the face but ideal for the lips.. I think this was designed more as a cream to powder blush stick. Great packaging if that’s what you’re going to use it for but I found it tough to blend after applying it from a crayon. On my lips it was super dry, I like a matte pencil as much (if not more) than the next person but this felt chalky.. with a gloss/balm over top it might work better and I will persevere as it’s such a gorgeous shade but it was a bit of a miss for me.

There are some other bits and pieces from the Modern Tribes line I’d love to try, the Baked Blush looks AMAZING!! but you can check it all out here. Are there any products you would recommend from Kiko?

Miss BB

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BeautyCon London – Are You Going?

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Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 09.39.17So it would seem that BeautyCon has replaced IMATS in the beauty blogging world as a place to meet other bloggers, readers and like minded people. Last years IMATS wasn’t all that great so I hadn’t made plans to return in 2015 but I’m hearing a lot of buzz about BeautyCon next month and wondering how many of you are going. Have any of you been before? Emma and I are considering a trip to London for the convention, it looks like fun and a good excuse for a girly weekend. There are plenty of affordable accommodation options from Holiday Inn around the Olympia area such a Bloomsbury & Regents Park but Kensington is walking distance so that’s top of the list so far.. I hate taxis! You can find more info on the event and venue here and how to get to The Olympia from wherever you are here

4fb4da901f2d7c8df591a1819be885dce0494826General Admission to BeautyCon is £35 – link -which isn’t too bad providing there’s lots to do and see once you’re inside. I’m hoping (and I’ve heard) it’s a little more tailored to the fan/consumer than IMATS which is obviously designed as a pro makeup show so it sounds like it will be a little up your street if you’re a YouTuber/Blogger/fan of either. There’s a ‘guest list’ of people attending so you can check out if your favourite interneter will be there ahead of time but it’s not totally clear what is there apart from meet and greets so like I say if you’ve been let me know if you think it’s worth the trip!

Miss BB

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Fancy Pants

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am totally obsessed with these trousers! I have so little reason to wear them at home but I’m determined to find one because they’re just AWESOME! Even in Las Vegas (the city of sequins) they attracted the odd (WHAT is she wearing look) so imagine how people would react here.. but I just don’t care. They’re lined so comfier than you would imagine but pretty heavy so there’s the constant risk of showing your pants..but again.. all worth it. This outfit also saw the first outing for two recent purchases I was really excited about, my Christian Louboutin Ron Rons which I bought in London in February and saved for the trip and my Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody. This was really difficult to track down so I ended up having it sent from Nordstrom to my hotel to be sure I’d get my hands on it while in the states (where it’s MUCH cheaper!) and it didn’t disappoint. It’s basically a total copy of the Chanel Boy bag but at a teeny fraction of the cost. Beautiful, soft leather and black hardware.. It’s love! I’ll do a full post on it when I’ve worn it for a while and can tell you how it holds up.. I’ve heard the black hardware chips so I’m nervous of that but we’ll see.

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Shirt – Miss Selfridge / Trousers – Topshop (sale – no link I’m afraid) / Shoes – Christian Louboutin Ron Ron / Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Black/Black

This evening we went to The Venetian to see Diana Ross in concert – she was AMAZING! – and more than any other hotel it struck me how bizarre it is to have such a luxurious setting broken up by the lights of slot machines and roar of gamblers. Obviously Casinos are what Vegas is all about but they feel really out of place in some hotels.

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After the show we met up with Chris & Emma at The Linq right by the Flamingo and Emma and I couldn’t resist some photos in front of the iconic neon.. Just a quick glance around me gives you an idea of how overdressed I was but for me the beauty of Las Vegas is you can be whatever you want to be. There are people walking around at all hours in bikinis and others in evening gowns, it’s the strangest place in the world but lots of fun!

Miss BB

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