Beauty Buys To Give You A  Boost Through Exam Season

Beauty Buys To Give You A Boost Through Exam Season

If you’re a student, it’s that dreaded time of year when all the work starts piling on and exams are just around the corner. Between classes, extra-curricular activities and social lives it can be difficult to find the time to primp and prep yourself into looking fabulous. Therefor beauty regimes need to be quick, fuss free and above all affordable! Check out our top picks for the best skincare, fragrances, makeup and haircare to give you a well-earned pick me up.

1. CK One – £17.95
First up we have the legendary fragrance from Calvin Klein. This perfume is super affordable at £17.95 and its 100ml so will last you ages! The scent is fresh, clean and summery, perfect for a quick spritz throughout the day to keep you smelling sweet.


2. Marc Jacobs Daisy – £45.99
If you fancy something a bit more fruity and sweet, then Marc Jacob Daisy perfume is right up your street. Again it is perfect for summer, with fruity notes of strawberry, blood grapefruit and violet leaf. Plus the bottle will look super cute on your dressing table!


3. W7 Hollywood Bronze and Glow – £2.50
Next up we have this gorgeous contour kit from W7. At £2.50 it’s amazing value for money and gives you a bronzing shade, plus a highlighter too! Coming into summer we all need a bit of help in the bronzing department and this handy compact is perfect for giving you that much needed healthy glow.

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4. Technic Eyeshadow Treasury 2 – £4.99
Treat yourself to this gorgeous 24 colour eyeshadow palette, it’s a must have for any makeup collection! If you love a neutral eye, then this is definitely for you with a huge range of colours including mattes and shimmers to take you from day to night!


5. Yes To Cucumber Daily Gel Cleanser – £7.99
When we get a bit stressed or overloaded our skin can suffer. Make sure you keep up with a daily cleanser to keep your skin fresh and hydrated. This one from Yes To is perfect as it’s suited to sensitive skin so is really gentle for daily use.


6. Purederm Anti Stress Heat Therapy Apricot Mask – £1.99
We all need a good pampering session every now and again so make sure you squeeze one in between all the studying! This face mask from Purederm heats up instantly when applied to the face and gives you the feeling of a hot towel treatment. It will extract oil and dirt and exfoliate the skin to reveal a smooth, radiant and healthy complexion.


7. Tigi Bed Head Colour Goddess Duo or Dumb Blonde Duo – £13.75
Depending on your hair colour you can choose between Colour Goddess or Dumb Blonde shampoo and conditioner sets. These two are both a huge 750ml and are guaranteed to last you all the way through term, keeping your locks looking shiny and healthy.


8. Toni & Guy Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo – £2.99
I can’t live without dry shampoo, I don’t know about you? It’s an absolute life saver on non hair wash days and makes everything just looks so much fresher. Make sure you stock up on this Toni & Guy for when you’re in a mad rush to get to a 9am lecture!


Hair Trends for Spring

Hair Trends for Spring

We’re seeing loads of new hair styles popping up on Instagram that we’re desperate to give a go. From rainbow colours through to plaited up do’s, this year hair is really stepping up a notch! However fear not, we’ve rounded up all the trends that are super easy to recreate at home and that won’t break the bank or leave you spending hours in the salon!

1. Super Sleek. Get out your straighteners because super straight, shiny hair is everywhere. A centre parting works best for this style and will instantly update your look. Make sure you mist plenty of heat protection on before going anywhere near your hair with straighteners, this look needs super healthy, shiny locks! Try this Tigi Catwalk Heat Protection and Shine Haute Iron Spray.


2. The Hair Flip. Think deep side parting that you just throw over, ala Rosie Huntington Whitely. This look is all about natural, loose and wavy hair that you’ve simply just slept over to one side. Is there any easier trend to follow?! It also gives you amazing volume and lift so if you have fine or flat hair, this one’s great. To help give your hair a bit of a boost add in a volumising mousse before blow drying, we love Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Mousse.


3. Golden Bronde. This is the perfect warm toned hair colour that suits so many complexions, it’s not quite blonde and it’s not quite brown. Perfect if you’ve always wanted to go blonde but never been brave enough! Try using this L’Oreal Expert Shine Blonde Shampoo to make sure ends don’t go brassy.


4. Slick and Shiny. Think Kim Kardashian at the VMA’s. This look is all about wet look, textured hair and it was all over the spring catwalks last fashion month. To recreate it all you need it a good amount of styling cream that has a shine but also a strong hold, don’t opt for something that is just going to disappear into the hair. Added bonus, this style works on any length! The Osmo Extreme Volume Thickening Cream is perfect for this.


5. Top Knots. Hallelujah, our favourite style for non-wash days still makes the cut for 2017! This trend never gets tired; it can look super stylish and professional or effortless and casual just thrown on top of the head. Just make sure you keep it high up on your head to stay more stylish that secretary. A good spray of dry shampoo will help you add texture/hide the grease! Toni & Guy Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo will work perfectly.


6. Corkscrew Curls. We’ve seen everyone from Blake Lively to Rhianna sporting the classic corkscrew curls and we think they’re awesome! Grab the smallest barrel you own on your curling tongue and get wrapping, don’t get us wrong this style can take quite a bit of time to create but the end result is beautifully dramatic. Make sure you spritz in a thickening spray or a curl cream to help hold the style for as long as possible. Label M Curl Cream works perfectly as it also helps protect from heat. Also the Babyliss Pro Ceramic Dial-a-Heat Curling Tong is 16mm so will give you those tight spiral curls.


7. The Modern Bob. The bob will always be a firm favourite every year, but the modern bob consists of a shorter back and longer sides more like a pageboy style. The modern bob has more of a soft and layered texture than your classic sleek bob, this will enhance movement and make hair appear fuller. Add in a texturizing spray to give a bit of lift, Toni & Guy Casual Seat Salt Texturising Spray is perfect for this.


8. Flat Waves. Think of unkempt waves but toned down, this look is neither beachy nor bouncy. You create this look with a flat iron rather than curling tongs. Waves are more subtle and less glamourous, perfect for an everyday look. All you need to do is create a slight bend in the hair and repeat down the lengths but make sure you keep the ends straight. Make sure you spritz in a heat protection to keep hair healthy, this Label M Heat Protection Spray is amazing at keeping ends sealed and safe.


Which hair style will you be trying this spring? Let us know in the comments below!

Spring Scents Edit

Spring Scents Edit

Spring has officially bloomed and the days are getting longer, yay! Spring is also a great time to switch up your beauty routine, think fresh glowy skin and peachy lip colours. Here at FD we’ve had loads of new fragrance launches over the last couple of months that are fresh, floral and fruity, the perfect spring perfumes! Let us know which is at the top of your wish list for your spring editions!

YSL Black Opium Floral Shock
The YSL Black Opium fragrance has always been a favourite; its fruity top notes and coffee accord base make it the perfect evening fragrance. However, the new edition to the Black Opium family is Floral Shock. It combines much fresher, floral tones with the iconic coffee notes that gives you Black Opium on ice’ A definite spring update on the original!


Marc Jacobs Daisy Kiss ‘ Daisy, Eau So Fresh and Daisy Dream
The bottles alone just scream spring; they are so beautiful that you instantly want the entire collection sitting on your dressing table. The Daisy Kiss editions are new for 2017 and are a slight adaptation on the ever popular originals. The fruity and floral compositions are perfect for a light and fresh day time scent. Which one will you pick? Daisy Kiss, Daisy Dream Kiss or Daisy Eau So Fresh Kiss?


Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle
The newest release from Chloe is Love Story Eau Sensuelle. As the name suggest this perfume is very sensual and includes sweeter and more romantic notes that the previous Love Story editions. It is a super sweet, feminine fragrance that will be perfect for a day time so give this one a try and it may become your favourite spring perfume!


Narciso Rodriguez For Her Fleur Musc
‘Fleur Musc represents a bold, passionate femininity; it’s a fragrance that evokes charm and grace’ ‘ Narciso Rodriguez. Fleur Musc is the perfect spring scent for those of you who prefer a muskier note to their perfumes. It has vibrant notes of rose, spices and amber wood to create a beautiful floral fragrance. Plus the bottle is bright pink and will look gorgeous in your collection!


Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria EDT
Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria EDT is the newest offering from the Euphoria range, a more radiant, spring-time scent that is light and fresh. The fragrance opens with fresh floral compositions of whimsical notes of water lily and pear. If you’re a fan of Euphoria or Deep Euphoria this will be the perfect addition to your collection, spritz on for a light day time fragrance that will keep you smelling fresh.


Escada Fiesta Carioca
So this one gives us more summery vibes than spring but there’s nothing wrong with stocking up early! Or like us you just give it a quick spritz mid-afternoon to get you excited for summer! This fragrance is sweet, fruity and tropical; a ‘cocktail of passion’. One sniff and you’ll be transported away to that sun lounger with a cocktail in your hand. The notes include luscious Brazilian passion fruit, red raspberry and orange flower, for those of you who love those fruity tropical tones!


Bulgari Rose Goldea
Bulgari Rose Goldea is a slightly older and sexier scent than the others mentioned, with a combination of rose and white musk. This one will be perfect for those spring evenings, when you want to make a statement without too much of a fruity top note.


Nina Ricci Luna
Luna is the newest release from Nina Ricci, launched on the 27th March. The first glimpse is beautiful and enticing with notes of orange blossom and wild berries. The heart and base notes create a vibrant and bold sensuality with eternal flower, caramel and sandalwood. This is a great addition if you love something a bit deeper and sensual, perfect for an evening fragrance that is intense and captivating.