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About to test out the new @SKPprofessional Bonacure Fibreforce hairtherapy range for my extremely colour ravaged/damaged hair. I’ll let you know how I get on.
#BLOGGED Like a kid in a sweet shop. My visit to design AirMax1’s @NikeiD @Boxpark, London - PART ONE
My #WeOwnTheNight adventure continues…
I am currently in, what could be called, the ‘gestation’ period. I am awaiting the creation of my very own pair of Nike Airmax 1 iD’s.
The other week I was invited by the fabulous guys and gals at Nike UK to visit the Nike iD store at Boxpark in Shoreditch, east London to design my very own pair of Nike iD trainers.
I was flipping delighted - to say the least! Of course, I said yes! yes! yes!
I’ve been to Boxpark more times over the past few months of living in London than I ever have done before. A couple of friends have pop-up boutique’s in Boxpark - Alan Wardle aka Any Forty and the beautiful Nhuc Tran of Sugar & Style, formerly known as China Doll Boutique. It’s amazingly inspiring to see how people can imprint their brand’s personality onto such a small space. But it works!
On arrival at NikeiD I was greeted with a glass of sparkly fizz and a giant macaroon and the sight of another really beautifully designed and stocked store. My NikeiD Design Consultant, Gemma, couldn’t have been more helpful and was the epitome of excellent customer service - this is something I feel that brands like Apple and Nike really excel in and that others could learn a thing or two from…
Gemma expertly talked me through the choice of custom colours, fabrics, and personalisation options available for my very own Air Max 1 iD’s. It was a lot to take in, but Gemma was keen/confident that I would walk away with a design that I would absolutely LOVE.
Like all things in life - everyone has vastly differing tastes in clothing, shoes, colour combinations, etc. As I found out when I spied the lovely Food & LYCRA ladies - Laura, Kim and Rachel - having fun designing their own pairs of Nike iD’s…
Read more of my Nike iD experience in part 2.
Photography © Lucie Kerley
Last photo c/o Nike UK and taken by Adam Kola
Phew! @Jonathan_Aston @beautyatboots just got me out of a tight spot. (Excuse the pun.) A bargain too at just £2. Let’s hope I don’t ladder a second pair this Monday morning… Now that would be bad luck! If only it was warm enough not to have to wear tights.
Thank you Emmi @UKcaffelatte for my afternoon lift!
5 flavours beautifully packaged in a delightful red cooler bag
*plans ahead for picnics in the park with friends drinking Skinny Rhumba cocktails… Mmm*
I’ve never tried these Emmi iced coffee’s before, but I’m always up for trying something new. I often see them in my local Tesco’s in the chilled section when I do my weekly shop, and are priced at just over £1 (cheaper than a Starbucks…)
My colleague’s eyes lit up when I unzipped the lid and revealed chilled Caffe Latte’s in Skinny, Caramel, Flat white, Cappuccino and Vanilla. I heard audible appreciation of both the flat white and caramel versions…
I’m going to try one myself now.
Oh! Decisions! Decisions! I eventually opted for a Skinny Latte.
I’m getting my coffee-fix on ahead of my day on Sunday at The London Coffee festival at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London.
#triedandtested my new @NARSissist cosmetics.
- NARS pure radiance tinted moisturiser
- NARS larger than life volumising mascara - black
- NARS pale pink delphes eyeshadow
- NARS blue abbey road eyeliner (on waterline)
- NARS blusher in sex appeal
- NARS multiple stick in copacabana on cheek bones and eyes
- #HelenE lip crayon in nectar
- #Lancome Artliner liquid eyeliner - blackwith
Worn with my favourite @ybdfashion @charlottetaylorltd zebra chevron stripe mini-dress and DIY studded collar denim shirt.
Ooh thank you, NARS! Just received a @NARSissist haul! I am a lucky lady. I feel a make-up review is on the cards… Keep your eyes peeled for my NARS posts over the next week on www.lucieloves.co.uk!
I’ve just cracked open this month’s #backtonature edition @luxbox to find some pretty @WeledaUk wild rose night cream, Almond cleanser, a @LoveHauschka neem nail oil pen & hand cream, a pot of @NaTrue Beyond Organic Skincare firming eye cream and some delightfully scented @DrBronner pure-castile soap - biodegradable and vegetable based. That’s me sorted for post-gym #weownthenight workout pampering then. Thank you @lux_box.
I’ve foregone the black liquid eyeliner for some @HelenECosmetics Aqua eyeliner pencil which goes rather nicely with the Helen E. Nectar coloured lip crayon that also came in my @companymagazine #fashionforum goody bag. Base: @lizearle skin repair moisturiser, #Clarins Beauty flash balm, @chanel vitalumiere foundation #20 & translucent loose powder - natural. Cheeks: #Benefit Sugarbomb blusher. Eyes: #BECCA Atlas Demi-Matt eyeshadow, #HelenE eyeliner - Aqua, #Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara #002 Brown/Black, Soft Kohl eyeliner pencil in #071 pure white. Brows: Benefit Browzings and Rimmel brow pencil #004 Black/Brown. Lips: HelenE lip crayon in nectar.
#todayimwearing Base: @lizearle skin repair moisturiser, #Clarins Beauty flash balm, @chanel vitalumiere foundation #20 & translucent loose powder - natural. Cheeks: #Benefit Sugarbomb blusher. Eyes: #BECCA Atlas Demi-Matt eyeshadow, #HelenE eyeliner - Aqua, #Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara #002 Brown/Black, Soft Kohl eyeliner pencil in #071 pure white. Brows: Benefit Browzings and Rimmel brow pencil #004 Black/Brown. Lips: HelenE lip crayon in nectar.
So girls, ladies, @EylureUK, #bbloggers… Tell me. How the flip are you supposed to put these eyelashes on? I paid around £7 for these #KatyPerry falsies in Boots - I bought them for the Pirates & Princesses family fancy dress party - and then spent nearly 20 mins getting messily getting glue all over my own eyelashes (despite leaving around 15-20 seconds between applying glue to the fake ones and attempting to stick them to my own) and then unsuccessfully giving up and going au naturel. They are just too heavy/not malleable enough to stay put on your own lash line? Any tips would be welcomed… Thanks. #beauty #falselashes #eylure #makeup #fail #blogger #triedandtested #help
My friend Laura @tunnelout let me try her new Barry M textured nail effects nail paint in #tnp4 mint green. It’s a bit like sandpaper… #triedandtested #nailart #barrymcosmetics #girl #ss13 #bbloggers #beauty
My @lux_box red pout 💋. #FOTD using @INIKAcosmetics rosehip creme cheek & lip stain + @colourmebeautuk cinnamon lip pencil. Gives a nice matt finish. Not too vampy! (For you @emilinalove) #bbloggers #makeup #girl #redhead #redlips #beauty #review #inikacosmetics #colourmebeautiful #luxbox #triedandtested #lucieloves #fbloggers
Getting ready for the day with my @Lux_Box.
#bbloggers take note: My skin feels fresh and zingy after using @DrMurad’s pomegranate exfoliating mask post-shower. I’m excited to attempt a ‘perfect red pout’ using my @INIKAcosmetics, www.murad.co.uk, rosehip crème colour cheek & lip stain, with the @ColourMeBeautUK, www.colourmebeautiful.co.uk, Cinnamon red lip liner & @thevintagecosco lip brush. There was also a little bottle of #BalmBalm www.balmbalm.co.uk single note Ylang Yland Eau de Parfum in my Lux Box this month, it is made from essential oil and pure grain alcohol (whatever that may mean…) a girl can never have TOO many perfumes.
I’ve prepped my face using the usual suspects: #LizEarle Cleanse & Polish 3 step - cream cleanser with muslin cloth, instant boost skin tonic & skin repair moisturiser. Payday can’t come soon enough. I’m nearly out of the cream cleanser & skin tonic! Arghhh! I’m also using your #LorealParisUK Dermo-Expertise Absolute makeup remover - eye & lip - which is suitable for sensitive eyes and also removes stubborn, heavy and even waterproof eye makeup. www.luxbox.co.uk
#BLOGGED Trying out the @bourjois_uk Queen Attitude Khôl Kajal black eyeliner. How very Cleopatra! This stuff just glides on, such a dream to use. Their Queen Attitude mascara is very nice too. I used the #BECCA Balearic Love eyeshadow palette: Marcella - base, Atlas - smokey eye shading. #bbloggers #beauty #triedandtested #makeup #bourjoisparis #girl #eyeliner #eyes #redhead #FOTD
Took my @ybdfashion @thehulot out for @workshopcoffee this afternoon with @jmgcreative. #places #coffee #triedandtested #london #bestoftheday