Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Lush Milky Bath Bubble Bar Review





Are you looking for much simpler things in life? then this bubble bar is the answer! This product may not have crazy colours or scents but this will definitely become your new favourite. 

Product description:
Don't cry over spilled milk - bathe in it! This comforting little milk bottle bubble bar is filled with uplifting orange oil and soya milk to treat your skin to a dose of happiness. A cocoa butter bottle top adds a little bit of extra softness. Simply crumble under running water, for a super bubbly treat of a bath.

First of all can we all just stop and admire the cute shape of this bubble bar? This truly reminds me of the milk bottle sweeties you would find at a pick n mix shop.
A very cleverly named and shaped product by Lush and I'm so glad to see a product that is far from all those crazy colours which can be quite overwhelming.The scent is so comforting! It smells just like the comfort pure laundry liquid you would use for babies, so fresh but pure.

I decided to break mine in half and use it for two baths. A half was definitely enough because I was able to get so many sweetly scented bubbles that felt oh-so soft to my skin. I actually felt as if this was product was giving me a hug if that makes sense?
This bubble bar contains soya milk, cocoa butter and orange oil so that itself means it's going to have a huge skin lovin' factor. Even though I felt so relaxed, I also felt uplifted and content thanks to the orange oil. My bath water turned cloudy with a little bit of sparkle, the glitter easily went down the drain whilst draining the tub so there was no clean up necessary, WIN!

This product equals a more relaxed and calmer you. My skin felt nourished and I totally had to skip using a moisturiser since I really didn't have to apply anything.
I usually go for the fun and colourful products in Lush but I'm so glad I picked this one up and it's not too hard on the wallet either!
Let's just hope this is never discontinued because I'l be stocking up on these!



Check it out here - link / £3.75 each

Have you tried this bubble bar?

Friday, 13 October 2017

Pretty make-up is my WEAKNESS



Think pretty rose gold packaging, pastel pinks and dainty bows, when make-up is pretty, you would want it all!

Being a huge make-up lover and addict, I take pride in collecting and displaying my favourite products and after having a clear out I was able to see which products were a necessity in my collection.

Some of the brands that I love and maybe buy because I cannot resist the packaging are: Clarins, Dior, Rosie by Autograph, Chanel and Maxfactor. I have however been eyeing up some products from Etude House, Lancome and Estee Lauder to add into my much loved display and collection.

When make-up looks great, it makes you feel great too and it makes applying feel much more luxurious and something to look forward to during the day.

There's nothing I like doing more than to browse endless beauty counters and have a play around with all of the beautiful shades of make-up. It's the little things... but mostly the PINK things.


My favourite make-up related quotes: 


What is the most prettiest make-up item that you own? I would LOVE to know!

Friday, 6 October 2017

A Beginner's Guide To Sheet Masks


Sheet masks are very popular these days but do you find yourself confused about the formulations or just the concept in general? then you've come to the right place because I will be sharing my beginner's guide to all things Korean style sheet masks, so sit back, grab a cuppa and let's talk about all things skincare!

The basics

What is a sheet mask?

Sheet masks are face-shaped sheets that are made out of fabric and are soaked in a serum. The serum contains all the good stuff and vitamins that your skin will soak up and benefit from. These sheet masks are different from facial masks because you do not need to apply it everywhere, you simply just remove the mask from the sachet, place it onto your face and pat in the extra serum after removing the mask. Sheet masks are generally one use and are individually packaged, making it fast,convenient and easy to use. 


How do you use a sheet mask?

It really is so simple. Apply it onto a clean face, leave on for 20-30 minutes, take it off and massage the leftover serum onto the face, no need to wash it off!

Where did the sheet mask originate from?

Sheet masks originates from South Korea. Today, sheet masks are widely popular and are used alot in Asia as a whole. Sheet masks are recently changing the beauty industry and are gaining popularity in the western world too.

Benefits of using a sheet mask

Sheet masks bring fast effects in regards to enhancing the skin. The serum contains various vitamins and minerals and would not dry out the skin compared to a usual clay face mask. They're an inexpensive way to brighten, tone, hydrate and soften the skin and the results are instant. With continuous usage, you will definitely see the difference.


My top tips when it comes to using a sheet mask

You do not need a specific time to use sheet masks, use it whenever you want to and the fact that they're disposable and that you do not need to wash your face after, definitely makes it my new go-to pamper essential.
Do not use any products prior to applying the mask, just normal,dry skin is the perfect base for the mask to go onto.
Time yourself, set yourself only 20 minutes for the mask to do it's thing. I never exceed the time because the mask could dry out so you would want to make sure you get all of the benefits from the mask.
Do apply the leftover serum. Either what is left on the skin or from the sachet. It all contains skin loving ingredients so make the most of it, your skin will thank you!

Do you have a favourite sheet mask? Also I hope this has helped so now you can become a pro at sheet masking and enjoy these masks as much as I do.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Cute Etude House Wishlist


Etude House has always been a cute brand that I have been loving, from the cute pastel pink packaging to the fabulous colour pay off and longevity, this is one brand that I need more of in my life!
I have put together my top nine items that I am going to purchase and after reading many reviews of each of the products, I definitely feel confident to try out this mega cute Korean brand!

1)0.2 Therapy Air Mask
Ok so I already own one but they all look and sound so great! I bought the 'Pearl' mask a few weeks ago and there are still 3 more scents that I would like to try, especially the Rose one since I am a huge fan of Rose scents. Sheet masks are definitely popular these days and I love how each one targets a particular skin issue. I always go for the hydrating and brightening ones.

2)Dear Girls Be Clear Pact Pressed Powder
How adorable is this? A pastel pink compact! I definitely need a new face powder to set my concealer so I think this would be perfect to use sparingly and to carry around on the go.

3)Oh M'Eye Line Liquid Liner
I have been using and loving another Korean liquid liner and I was amazed at the colour pay off and how long it lasted. I have read good things about this eyeliner so this is another product that I really want to try. It comes in many colours and the bottle is oh-so cute!

4)Silk Scarf Double Hair Mask
I couldn't resist reading about this, I mean look at the adorable packaging?! I have never used a hair mask before but I really want to try this one out! It is an essence coated cap which you wear then massage into the scalp which sounds so interesting. This should make my hair silkier and softer. 

5)Lovely Cookie Blusher
This was one of the products that lead me into loving Etude House, I saw these blushers everywhere! From Instagram to Google. It is a firm favourite among all! This screams cute! There are so many lovely shades to choose from too and it even contains a cute powder puff with a little bow. This is one product I am really excited to try out, the only thing is what shade of pink to go for! ^^

6)Big Cover Tip Concealer
I really need to try this concealer out, having an Asian skin tone with yellow undertones can be a bit of a challenge to find the right base products that actually match, I remember trying another concealer and it matched quite well even though the shades are limited. I am going to opt for the beige shade and hope for the best.

7)Tint My Brows Gel
Imagine not having to fill in your brows for a few days, I love products that save time. You basically apply this onto your brows, leave it on for a few hours and then peel it off! You are then left with tinted brows! I LOVE how innovative Korean products are and products like this definitely need to be talked about more!

8)Kissful Lip care Lip Scrub
I don't really know any one else who makes good lip scrubs other than Lush and their's can seem slightly over priced. So this sounds like the next best thing. I also love that it comes in a tube so in terms of hygiene, this is great! I'm glad Etude House have added this into their range.

9)Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Chiffon
The infamous lipstick that I saw everywhere and it comes in so many pretty shades and finishes too! I have still not chosen a shade yet but I can certainly imagine how pretty it will look on my dresser.

So there you have it! My top picks from Etude House, I would LOVE to know your favourites or which product you would like to try! I would also love to know any recommendations too!


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Elegant Touch Express 3 Minute Manicure Review







There's just something about having your nails done. You feel pampered and your look is complete but having them done professionally can come with a hefty price tag. So when a cute selection of Elegant Touch 3 Minute Express Nails landed on my doorstep, I was over the moon.

So will these falsies save my nails and transform them within minutes? Read on to find out!

Review
The Express Nails has to be my favourite range, since I am a huge fan of speedy beauty products. I was definitely impressed at the range of styles and colours to choose from so there is something for everyone. Each pack has 24 nails containing 10 different sizes of nail, as well as a nail file and a nail prep wipe. Simply choose which sizes you want to apply, then file and buff the nails as desired, use the nail wipe, and you're ready to apply your nails. Each nail is pre glued and has a protective film on the back of it which needs to be peeled off prior to use- once on the nail, simply press firmly into place and there you have it! Your nail is on. It really is as simple as that and not forgetting to mention how quick it is too!

Preparation is key, I was also able to find the most accurately sized nail to match too. I didn't think the sizing would be great because previous false nails I have used have been such a hit and miss but you can count on these packs to have such a good range of sizes.

Once I pressed the nails on, it definitely felt secure. There also was no mess with nail glue which is a huge plus for me, these pre glued nails held on for a good amount of time despite handling chores and a toddler. One nail did come off due to maybe my hands being in water whilst doing the dishes but you could glue it back on. I would recommend keeping a nail glue with you if you want even more long lasting results or if you are away/special occasions but having said that these have been the best so far in terms of longetivity.

Overall I really am impressed by Elegant Touch, I would hands down recommend these over any other stick on nails. There is just so much choice and you can choose from pastel pretty nails for a chic look or you can opt for a bold and fun look without any fuss and transform basic nails into fun colours and finishes within moments.


Prices range between £7.99 - £8.99* depending on the finish/style.

Have you tried Elegant Touch?

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter Review



I recently popped into The Body Shop because I needed an ultra moisturising lip balm and having tried many flavours/scents before, it was time to buy another lovely lip butter and this time I picked up the very fruity, strawberry scent.

Product description:
Instantly hydrate and soften your lips with this fruity lip butter. Full of sweetly scented strawberry seed oil it will keep you coming back for more. Nourishes & softens lips, gives lips a light, natural-looking sheen, leaves lips soft and smooth, delicious fruity scent and contains cold-pressed strawberry seed oil.

Meet the cutest little pot of balm ever! This travel friendly lip balm will be your handbag essential and definitely be your lip balm of choice.
The little pot sure is cute! The red coloured pot and strawberry sticker clearly states what it is and the pot is sturdy and easy to open.
Once you open it, you can smell the incredible aroma of sweet strawberries. The scent is spot on. It does not smell artificial or overpowering but a true smell of fresh strawberries that will instantly drift your mind into thinking it's summer again.
The balm has a lovely buttery like texture, hence the name - lip butter. It applies onto the lips really well and gives an instant moisture and hydration boost to my lips. The only thing with this lip butter is that it has a milky white colour so you either have to use a small amount and when you do use it, be sure to really spread it on the lips but having said that it can be used as a base prior to lipsticks and also for applying loads before bed so that you'll wake up with super soft lips, kind of like a lip mask.

This small pot means business and can last a very long time so it definitely fairly priced at being just under a fiver.

I love this lip butter and I definitely recommend this to everyone, there are so many lovely scents/flavours to choose from to!

Check it out here // link - £4.50

Have you tried any of The Body Shop lip butters?

Friday, 8 September 2017

Vintage Kellogg's // Mad Beauty








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Featuring products from the Vintage Kellogg's range

Mad beauty is the leader in design led cosmetics for both the gift and professional sectors. The MAD Beauty designers work tirelessly to provide a wide range of novel , fun and interesting items whether you are buying for yourself, as a gift for a loved one. If you are a beauty professional or sell gifts then the experts at MAD Beauty will surely have something for you to offer to your customers.
There is such a huge and a very cute range to choose from, from gifts to stationery, they have it all! I was kindly sent quite a few things to try out and review, read on to see my thoughts on each of the items.

Matchbox emery board - 99p*
Aren't these the cutest nail files you've ever seen?! I absolutely love the retro packaging. It comes in three colours: pink,blue and yellow and these files are so travel-friendly too! I have kept one in my bag and one on my bed side table.

Lipbalm - £4.99*
Meet the cutest tin lipbalm that needs to be in your make-up bag! This comes in two flavours: Lemon & Mandarin and Vintage Rose. This zesty balm really does a good job at hydrating and moisturising my lips, again another great beauty product for on the go.

Soap set - £4.99*
This would make a lovely gift idea, in a pack you get two mini soaps, one Lemon & Mandarin scent and the other Tuberose & Jasmine. The soap foams up nicely to give sweetly scented bubbles. I definitely prefer floral scents so the Tuberose & Jasmine was my favourite out of the two.

Cosmetic/washbag*
As room as I received this, I immediately emptied my old make-up bag and put all of my current make-up faves into this very roomy bag. It's a good quality bag that can hold many things, also perfect for toiletries and travelling. The cute retro print really finishes off the bag.

Shopping list pad with pencil*
I already have this stuck on my fridge. This cute retro style shopping list pad sure makes writing lists fun! It come with a pastel pink pencil that you can easily attach when you are finished writing and the actual pad is magnetic so you can easily stick this onto your fridge and remember to write down those important items for your next food shop!

I absolutely loved the retro range at Mad Beauty, there is definitely something for everyone and the packaging is just! *insert heart eyed emoji here* You have got to check out the cute Kellogg's cereal lipbalms oh and the Pop Tart lipbalms!! It's all so pretty and I so need these now!

View all of the Vintage Kellogg's range here - link


What's your favourite item from the Vintage Kellogg's range?

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Tokidoki Black Eyeliner Review






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I am on a quest to find the perfect black liquid liner and I wanted to review this insanely cute Tokidoki eyeliner which I picked up from Primark not too long ago.

The packaging is CUTE! Definitely one of the reasons, I picked this up also seeing the long brush handle kind of gave me hope that it will help achieve easy cat flicks.

The actual black colour does have a good colour pay off but it seems to smudge and also run too 😞 When it comes to liner, the last thing you would want is the colour to be faint or for it to run. Another issue I had was with the actual nib. It was very hard to create a flick that I wanted. It was good at just lining the eyes but it did not have flexibility, like a brush to ensure an easy to do cat flick. I just either ended up with lined eyes or cat flicks that were just too thick! Which meant me having to repeat the whole process again.

I really wanted to like this eyeliner but it was a complete miss for me and so my journey continues to find the perfect liquid liner.

Do you have liner recommendations for me? Comment below your all time favourite liners because I need one ASAP!

Friday, 25 August 2017

Rosie For Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Sticks* Review





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This beauty review features:
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Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Sticks in Almond Eyes* and Sparkle & Magic*.


What is it?
Velvety soft longwear eye shadow cream in stick form.

My thoughts
First off, just look at the gorgeous rose gold packaging! These eyeshadow sticks really remind me of the By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks and boy, do these mean business!

The eyeshadow sticks are so aesthetically pleasing and seeing as it's rose gold, it looks like every blogger's dream. It's very slim and is easy to travel with for on the go touch ups.

The two shades that I have are Almond Eyes*: pale gold/champagne with gold shimmer and Sparkle & Magic*: antique silver, very gunmetal-esque, hints of gold shimmers... My FAVOURITE out of the two.

The texture of these are truly commendable, it glides on so well and gives off an amazing colour pay off with long lasting results. What I really love about these eyeshadow sticks is that you can easily create a wash of colour over the lids with such minimal effort and you can also build up the colour to intensify your overall eye look.

It's crease-free which makes this so dreamy and the fact that it is also paraben free and gives a non tacky finish, easily makes this my favourite eye product. Sometimes with very creamy eye products, the longevity suffers but these last for a really long time without creasing, even on my oily eyelids.

Lastly the whole Rosie for Autograph collection is cruelty free, making this a collection that needs to be in every woman's make-up bag!

These retail for £12.50 each (a bargain considering they’re like high-end) and you can only buy them from Marks & Spencer, in store or online.

You can find the eyeshadow sticks here 

Have you tried these eyeshadow sticks?

Monday, 21 August 2017

Lipbalm Lovin'




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Have I got a lip balm lovin' post to share with you today! I just had to share my views on the lipbalm that is inspired by the very popular game, Candy Crush and a Reese's lipbalm based on the actual chocolate confection!
I was lovingly sent two flavours to try out and I could not wait to share my thoughts with you.

I was sent Candy Crush Lemonade Lake* and Reese's*.

I am LOVING the packaging! The cute and quirky design definitely catches your eye and would definitely brighten up your make-up bag too!
These balms have got a creamy formula that glides so effortlessly across the lips, my lips got an instant hydration boost and they felt oh-so soft and moisturised.
Lemonade Lake has to be my favourite out of the two, since I love fruity flavours and the scent is spot on! The hubby decided to 'borrow' the Reese's lipbalm ^^ he's got a sweet tooth and we actually both were glad that it didn't have any colour pay off because I don't either of us could rock an orange lip haha! It did however give a lovely sweetly scented sheen to the lips
These lipbalms have certainly got a novelty factor and will definitely give your lips a sweetly scented glaze. It sits comfortably on the lips but don't expect it to heal chapped lips instead expect a quick fix of hydration with a subtle shine.
These lipbalms are perfect for when you're on the move and in need of a quick moisture fix. I currently have Lemonade Lake in my make-up bag and I love wearing it daily before applying my favourite lipstick.


What do you think of these cute lipbalms and which one would you choose?

xoxo

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette* Review






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Product review featuring:
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Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette - £10.99*

What is it?
A luminescent highlighting palette that contains a range of five stunning shades in a mixture of cream and powder textures. This palette can also be used to illuminate your eyelids, lips and cheeks! Such a fun palette to experiment with!

My thoughts
Say hello to the most prettiest highlighting compact ever! The shiny silver compact certainly catches your attention and once you open up the compact you are greeted with five stunning unicorn-esque highlighters and a very good clear mirror too!
The compact contains both powder and cream formulations, allowing you to really play around with the different highlighters, so far I have used both the pink and gold powders and the light gold cream and I am loving all of those. I still have not really used the green and blue highlighters and I think those will look great on the eyes rather than the cheeks or lips. The blue may of come in a smaller amount but it has the most shine and glitz, sure was fun swatching all of these too.
I really do think Sleek have made a good quality palette that is easy to use and gives you that wow factor that will definitely make you look 'lit'

Overall I am really impressed by this palette and I think we all need to have this in our collection, if you get a chance, do swatch these if you happen to be at Superdrug so you can see how insanely stunning the highlighters look because my pictures certainly did not do any justice. The ultimate princessy highlighter!

Check it out here: link

Available to buy at here: link


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

My Favourite Lip Duo From Essence Cosmetics





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Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss in 'La Vie Est Belle'
Essence Longlasting Lipstick in 'Nude Love'

It's a fact. Essence Cosmetics are definitely one of my favourite brands when it comes to super quality products without breaking the bank and today's review is all about the latest two additions in my Essence lip collection. Read on to see me rave about these gems!

Lipstick Lovin'
I think I already own four or five other shades from this lipstick line and boy oh boy! Do they mean business! This is the perfect nude shade for easy everyday wear. It can suit any skintone and it wears so comfortably on the lips, giving you perfect shine everytime. It feels so moisturising on the lips and is very buildable. These particular lipsticks have a longer lasting power and can wear from up to 4-5 hours depending if you have eaten or if you have had something to drink. Now for some that may seem like a small amount of time but for the price you really cannot complain. I also like how you can see the colour of the lipstick shade by the band around the case so you can definitely collect these and arrange them in a lipstick holder.

Matte lips for life
I still LOVE the matte lip trend and it was the only lip product left to try from Essence. I am so glad I picked up this product and shade because it is amazing!! This beautiful milky pink shade looks so stunning on and it has the most creamiest mousse-like formulation ever! It doesn't even feel like you are wearing a matte lip product because some can feel very drying and uncomfortable. This wears for a good amount of time before it starts to leave a little pink tint on the lips. I can imagine how great the darker shades must be if this one is really good. If you love scented lip products then you'll love this one because it has this really yummy vanilla scent which I personally do not mind and it is not overpowering at all. A very pigmented lip product with extremely high coverage.

Essence Cosmetics are available both online and in store at Wilko and the best part? both lip products are only... wait for it... £2.30!!! 

Check out the lipstick here and lipgloss here

Have you tried Essence Cosmetics?

Friday, 4 August 2017

JewelCandle* Review in Candy Floss Earrings Edition








Check out this cool candle concept! Read on to see what I thought of the Jewel Candle!

What is it?
Jewel Candle is a 100% handmade candle that contains a jewellery surprise which they claim to be high-quality(Warranted 925 Silver Jewellery)and between the value of £10-£250. Each Earring candle is said to last around 45-60 hours before the jewel can be removed, while the larger candles lasts around the 90-125 hours mark. Jewel Candles come in four forms, Ring,Pendant,Bracelet and Earring candles. The Ring, Pendant and Bracelet candles are all large in size and Earring candles are slightly smaller. There is also a Jewel Bath where the jewellery surprise is hidden inside the bath bomb or bath cupcake! How cool is that?! The candles also come in a whole host of scents from Candy Floss to Blueberry Pancakes! The candle I received is in the scent Candy Floss.

Price
The Candy Floss Jewel Candle retails at £19.95 and is available to purchase on the Jewel Candle website.

Packaging
The candle comes in a big sturdy glass jar complete with lid. Now that my candle is fully burnt, I plan on reusing the jar to store either makeup brushes or some extra beauty bits, so handy!

My thoughts
When I first heard about Jewel Candle, I was amazed at the concept, I just love unique products like this and as soon as I got my candle, I started to burn it straight away but making sure I had a cuppa and some biccies ready too! The scent is sweet but not sickly sweet, it has a warm cozy like scent which smells lovely and makes you want to cozy up with some sweet treat and wear some super cute PJs. The scent lingers really well without being too over the top. The earrings were wrapped up in a foil package and was around the middle so I definitely knew it would take a while to reach it. I was getting so impatient because I really, really wanted to see the earrings. So many hours later I was able to use my tweezers and carefully pull out the little foil package and I was greeted with the cutest ever Fuschia pink studs with little diamonds on the sides of the design. I was so happy with what I got from the candle. My earrings also contained a sticker which had a unique code to find out the actual price of my prize. I went on the Jewel Candle website and entered in the code and the worth of these earrings was £25 which wasn't bad at all!

Overall
I personally love the whole idea and element of surprise of the candles. I do also think that the candles make a great gift idea. I was very happy with my stud earrings and I have already worn them so many times. I would definitely recommend Jewel Candle since there are so many delightful scents to choose from as well as different jewellery pieces to suit your liking.

Have you tried Jewel Candle?