Last Tuesday I took a trip down to London to join Avon and Lorraine Kelly to discuss women’s confidence at The Covent Garden Hotel – which is a gorgeous boutique hotel down a quaint street in Covent Garden. At the round table in a beautiful room was a table of ten women (myself included) and one man (to mix things up!). Some were journalists, others were Avon representatives, a blogger (me) and the lovely Lorraine Kelly. Lorraine lit up the room with her welcoming smile and conversed with us all about the confidence issue.
We were given a few different topics surrounding confidence to discuss which was very interesting (e.g what makes women feel confident to the effects of the media). Ultimately this round table conversation is the start of a confidence campaign for women. We decided to kick off the #UltimateYou campaign by writing compliments to another woman on a white board which we posted online (as you can see mine is to my wonderful mother!). By doing this we are encouraging confidence by praising one another, putting people up instead of down. Lorraine mentioned that us women should be part of a sisterhood instead of being rivals which I fully agree with.
After our inspiring and empowering chat we then headed to another room for afternoon tea (which looked mouth watering I had to have a cheeky scone – totally would’ve had more if I felt more confident …oh the irony!) where we looked at Avon’s amazing Anew skincare range which Lorraine is the new face of. The night cream really stood out to me as when I tested it on my very dry hands they automatically became so smooth I can only imagine its amazing on the face and neck.
Be beautiful on the inside as well as out, be confident, be the #UltimateYou.
Here are the interesting research statistics Avon found which we discussed:
Avon confidence results (Please click to view the PDF)
What do you think to the statistics? What makes you feel confident?
After a fab day in London watching Thriller Live on Saturday Mike & I spontaneously decided to head over to Selfridges before catching our train home for a little mooch. I didn’t expect to buy anything, because I was trying to be good, but lets get real – like I’d leave heaven empty handed!
After much deliberation over two stunning pairs of sunglasses I opted for these ‘Juliet’ retro babies by Tom Ford. The grey lens starts off dark and fades into a lighter gradient which gives the sunnies a cool look. On each arm there are sideways ‘T’s and on the left lens Tom Ford is written subtly. These Juliet sunglasses in the shade ‘Havana’ have such a 60s’/70’s vibe which I thought looked just perfect with my Topshop hat.
Now I just need to plan my next trip to London to buy the Celine sunglasses I was lusting after too!
What I’m Wearing – (Clickable Links)
Tom Ford ‘Juliet’ Sunglasses
Topshop Ripped Denim Shirt (cannot find online, I got it recently in store) SIMILAR (without rips)
Miss Selfridge Black Leggings
New Look Shoes
Gerard Cosmetics ‘Spring Fling’ lip gloss (Get 25%OFF site wird with the code JBLIFE)
Not only was Margot Robbie’s dress absolutely breathtaking her makeup looked absolutely flawless on the red carpet of the 2015 Oscars. Most of the products used to create Margot’s look were Hourglass, her lipstick is their shade ‘Raven’, but I have come up with my own interpretation of the look in my video above. I hope you enjoy it and if you recreate this look #JordanBone on Instagram/Twitter.
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Products used (clickable links):
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Punjab
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer – Light
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette
MAC ‘Peachykeen’ Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Brow Wiz’ – Taupe
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Morphe ‘Jaclyn Hill’ Palette
Benefit ‘Roller Lash’ Mascara
Full Lips Enhancer
Bellapierre ‘Mandarina’ Lipstick
Margot’s Actual Lipstick Hourglass ‘Raven’
The Balm’s three ‘Manizers’ are a must for any makeup lover so I thought it would be good to tell you a little more about each of them and why I love them. They each come in the cutest packaging with the most reasonable sized mirror to keep an eye on your glow throughout the day! They all retail at £17.50 each and you can find them HERE.
*Mary-Lou Manizer – Probably my most used of all three. This is a beautiful honey-hued shimmery highlight which can be used on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupids bow, brow bone and eyelid to give you a light catching glow. It is ridiculously pigmented and you only need a small amount of it each time you use it therefore it will last for ages – making it super affordable at £17.50. I’ve had mine well over a year and haven’t even hit the pan yet!
*Betty-Lou Manizer – This is a simply stunning product. This is a shimmery bronzer which makes an absolutely beautiful eyeshadow but can obviously be used as a bronzer too – if you’re going for a very glowy look. I personally wouldn’t use this as a bronzer as its a bit to shimmery for me – although may be a great highlight for those with dark skin tones. Again this product is intensely pigmented which is why it is so amazing on the eyes.
*Cindy-Lou Manizer – Out of all three I have probably used this one the least, although it is still a beautiful product. The Cindy-Lou Manizer is a slightly shimmery peachy pink powder which I use as a blush but can be used on the eyes too. This is perfect to add a hint of colour to the cheeks whilst adding a slight shimmery glow. As I said this is a peachy pink colour therefore I don’t recommend wearing it as a highlighter in the same places I would with the Mary-Lou Manizer but more of a 2-in-1 product (blush and highlight combined).
Have you tried any of these? Which is your favourite?
A couple of weeks ago I had a little makeup splurge and bought a few new products to add to my ever growing collection. Amongst my haul I purchased Le Blanc De Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base and the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer. If I had bought them in the same shop I would’ve perhaps realised they kind of claim to do pretty similar things but with different price tags. However, I’m glad I got both just for you because I’m kind like that – haha!
Le Blanc De Chanel
This product is an oil-free primer which illuminates the skin, giving it a subtle glow from within. It can be used to lighten foundation if you mix the products together too. It claims to reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. This product costs £33 and you get 1 fl oz (29ml). Encased in a beautiful glass bottle it looks stunning sat on your dressing table. However, the chunkiness of the bottle makes pumping out the product a little messy. The smell is deliciously fruity yet floral.
L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer
This product is a light enriched base which illuminates the skin and claims to give the skin 8 hours of hydration. This costs £9.99 and you get 20ml. The bottle is thin and sleek making it easy to store. I can’t really smell much of a scent coming from this product.
Similarities, Differences and Final Thoughts
When I used each of these primers I was so shocked at how similar the results were. Once pumped out of the bottles the Le Blanc De Chanel was an opaque white whereas the L’Oreal Lumi Magique was pearlescent white. Chanel seemed a bit of a thicker consistency compared to L’Oreal – which you kind of expect for the price. Once rubbed into the skin I actually think the one from L’Oreal gave the more illuminating glow and Chanel looked a bit more natural.
All in all these two products do what they claim to which is illuminate the skin but at very different price tags. If you’re looking for luxury then you’ll obviously go for Chanel but if you’re looking for an awesome dupe then I’d highly recommend L’Oreal.
Have you tried these primers? Which one is your favourite?
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I love having a good tan, who doesn’t?! But gone are the days where I would lay on a sun-bed with fake vitamin D harming my body. I had a scare when I was 20 when I had a mole removed and it had a slight malignant melanoma in it, safe to say I never set foot in a tanning salon again and never will. Thankfully, fake tan is the best option for a healthy, not to mention non-harmful, glow all year round. I used to be a girl who would fake tan around twice a week but now I’m getting a bit older (and a bit lazier) I just do it when I have an occasion or I want to feel better about myself because lets face it I definitely prefer my appearance with a tan.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to try out an ultra dark mousse from the Australian company Loving Tan. The ultra dark tan has a whopping 13% of DHA in, which is the active ingredient for the tan to develop, whereas the other leading brands have only 3-6% DHA…wow! This makes the ultra dark tan the same strength as a dark professional tan. However, Loving Tan don’t only use DHA they also use Erythrulose which helps to eliminate that orange tinge, instead leaving you with a natural olive tan. All Loving Tan mousses are made with certified organic DHA with no parabens or alcohol.
How I got on with the tan:
To apply I used a Loving Tan mitt which feels a little bit velvety making it seem very luxe for a tanning mitt. This particular mitt helps the tan to glide on smoothly. I must say you have to work super fast when applying this tan because when it says it dries in 60 seconds its not kidding. When I first started applying it I noticed it was a deep dark reddy brown shade which is just the instant bronzer to help you see where you have applied the tan. After I had tanned everywhere I was a tiny bit patchy because it dried in some areas so quick however this wasn’t a problem because when I washed it off the next day I was streak free. However, I did make a rookie mistake before tanning because I forgot to exfoliate (*face palm*) which is also probably why it was applying a little patchy.
As this was a darker tan I expected the smell to be even worse than most tans but I was so surprised as this tan has hardly any smell. Another bonus? It hardly marked my bed sheets!
This tan lasted about a week before it really needed to be scrubbed off which is quite a long time, especially because I didn’t exfoliate beforehand. I can’t wait to try this tan again as I got so many compliments when I wore it – even my fiancé said it looked great and we all know men can be so oblivious to things like this!
You can get a FREE tanning mitt with any Loving Tan mousse with the code JordanB
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