How to increase your instagram followers - Lena Talks Beauty

How to get more Instagram followers

Instagram is a massively growing social platform, and my favourite social network to use at the moment. It’s great fun, as well as being a good place to promote your blog. This year I’ve really focused on Instagram as opposed to Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest and the myriad other social networks out there, and I’ve had success in driving traffic to my blog via instagram. Since I’ve begun to have success with it, I decide to share how to get more Instagram followers. I know I don’t have the hugest Instagram following, but I have more than doubled it in the last 6 months, so I wanted to share what has worked for me to gain more followers on Instagram. This post is particularly relevant for people who have beauty Instagram accounts, but will apply to most Instagram niches. Comments comments

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Where to get nails done in Auckland and other questions

People quite often ask me for recommendations for various beauty services, such as hair and nails. So, today I’m rounding up a list of the places where I go for these services. This post will likely only be useful for those of you who live in Auckland, but maybe some of you will be visiting in the future, so it could come in handy. If you want to know the best place in Auckland to get your makeup done, or a wax – then this is the post for you! Comments comments

YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Awakening Foundation

YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Awakening Foundation

YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Awakening Foundation is the most luxurious foundation I have ever used, but does its performance match up to its beautiful packaging? YSL Touche Éclat highlighting pen is incredibly popular for it’s brightening and luminizing effects so it’s sister foundation was created in 2012. Now YSL Beauté have released an advanced formula which promises to deliver “sublime radiance, weightlessness, and the perfect coverage for an even and luminous skin enlivened with a healthy-looking glow”. I was lucky enough to be sent this by YSL and have been using it for the last few weeks, and will be sharing my review of it in this post. Comments comments

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March and April empties

This post combines my empties from March and April, since I didn’t get the chance to write a post at the end of March. I finished or decided to throw away 9 different items over those two months, from makeup to skincare, haircare, body and more. The empties are from Models Prefer, Essence, Real Techniques, Za, La Roche-Posay, and Lush. Get ready for a long post, because I have a lot to say about them – maybe make yourself a cup of tea, I’ll be waiting right here. Comments comments

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette

Second blogging anniversary and giveaway!

Last Friday was the second anniversary of Lena Talks Beauty. I published my first post on 15/04/2014 and wow, have the two years been exciting! I never quite expected to have developed such a great audience, and have so many awesome people reading my posts. I feel really lucky that people want to read what I have to say, and even brands want to send me things to review. I really appreciate all of the support over the last two years. To say thanks, I bought the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette to give away! Comments comments

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What’s in my travel bag

‘What’s in my bag’ posts are always fascinating to me, and it’s been a really long time since I did one so I decided to show you what’s in my travel bag! By the time you read this I will be in Melbourne, visiting one of my best friends and attending as many comedy shows as we possibly can.  The flight is only about four hours, but I still need to bring a fair few things with me since I’ll be travelling for most of the day. These items include beauty products, of course, and I’ll go into detail as to what beauty essentials make the cut for my travel bag. Comments comments

Pureplus foot peeling mask after photos

Pureplus Foot Peeling Mask

Foot peeling masks are something that I had been curious about for a while ever since reading about them on a few different blogs. Recently I’ve been going through my beauty product stash in preparation for moving house and I discovered that I actually had a foot peeling mask! My friend Louisa from the blog Intrepid Forays and Adventures gave me a bunch of masks she had got in Meme Boxes and amongst that was the Pureplus Skin Freyia Foot Peeling Mask.  My feet have been a bit rough lately and since it’s sandal weather I decided to put it to the test. Keep reading for my review which includes photos of it in action! Comments comments

MAC Flamingo Park Collection

MAC Flamingo Park collection

Flamingo Park is the newest limited edition collection from MAC Cosmetics, and it is delightfully bright. As you may have seen on my social media, I was sent a lipstick, beauty powder, and lip gloss from this beautiful collection and today I’ll be reviewing them for you. “Plunge into the punchy pleasures of pink in a freshly made batch of scrumptious colours that let you have your cake, and wear it too. Glisten pretty on a sunny day with Powder Blush, a fun way to bring delicious colour to your cheeks. Paint it pink and get your just desserts anytime, but be ready to share!” Comments comments

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Ombre nails with striped feature nail

Hi,  I’m Marleen from The Beauty Context and today I’m guest posting while Lena is busy unpacking in her new house. I am nail obsessed! I stalk nails on Instagram, drool over nail polish stands in store, and occasionally I attempt doing my own nails. Sometimes I have huge plans for them, intricate patterns and designs which more often than not, leave me with smudge nails and a whole lot of frustration. So today I thought I would share with you an easy nail look that anyone can do. This nail looks is a simple ombre nail with line details on the index feature nail. It might look difficult but it is fairly simple once you know how to do it. Comments comments

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Velcro rollers tutorial by Rosemary & Twine

Hey there readers! My name is Leah, and I’m a wedding blogger over at Rosemary & Twine. I’m super excited to share a little “how to” with you today! I’ll be showing and telling you how to use velcro rollers to curl your hair. Curling your hair often involves a lot of heat, but this is a no-heat curls method that is a classic for a reason. Comments comments