Friday, 31 July 2015

Latest In Beauty | The Summer Kit

Latest In Beauty | The Summer Kit
Latest In Beauty | The Summer Kit
Whoever the culprit was who created the idea of receiving a monthly subscription box filled with surprises deserves a reward! Every month when I receive one of these fabulous boxes it is like Santa Claus has arrived early. 

Latest In Beauty* is a beauty subscription box that tailors to suit your needs. You have the option to receive a LIB collection or a build your own box and are able to join or cancel whenever it suits you.

I was really excited to receive this month's box and even more flabbergasted when I saw how many amazing beauty brands and products I had received. I have subscribed to 3 or 4 beauty boxes previously and none have contained more then 5 or 6 products so this was exciting! I love the theme of this box 'get the gloss summer it kit' filled with lots of summery products that I can't wait to play around with.

Salon Science Aqua Cacteen Hydra-soothe Cooling Spray: Infused with an extract of a rare organic cactus native to Mexico this refreshing cool spray works to re-hydrate and nourish, making it the perfect antidote to parched hair and frazzled scalps. When I opened the box up the weather was very hot outside so when I picked this up and saw 'cooling spray' I had straight away sprayed this all over my face, don't do this. That was a lesson to read before you use! This cooling spray is for your scalp not your face and it apparently helps add moisture as well as frazzled scalps. This is something that definitely interests me as I am always wanting to keep my hair in good shape so something like this will always be of use.

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Refine & Polish Miracle Balm: This duo exfoliator and enzyme mask gently reenergises and the skin, leaving it feeling cleansed, smooth, radiant and ready for the new season. This sounds perfect for my oily skin especially on those days where I need a bit more TLC to get rid of access dirt and oils.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse: Packed with precious plant oils and vitamin E, this dry oil can be added to foundation, moisturizers or directly to the face, body and hair for a deeply nourishing, natural-looking radiance. I am really excited to give this a try because when summer arrives I am always on the lookout for highlighting and adding radiance to my skin so this is definitely something I want to try mixing into some of my foundation.

Elemntal Herbology Cell Plumping Facial Hydrator: Bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and ultra-hydrating botanical's, this lightweight yet super nourishing daily moisturizer is your ticket to visibly plumper, more radiant looking skin. I am not too sure whether this is aimed at my skin type as I think it is more for dry skin but I will give it a try since it claims to add radiance which we all want in summer!

Phillip Kingsley Swimcap: Whether you're lying by the pool or swimming in it, this product is a must for maintaining soft, well conditioned hair. UV filters protect against the damaging sun's rays but they also act as a barrier in chlorinated and salt water, preventing breakages and hair discoloration. I dye my hair frequently so swimming or going in a pool always scares me in case I come out with green hair! This sounds interesting but I am still not too sure if I am brave enough to face the pool.

Anne Semonin Eye Express Radiance Ice Cube: This freezer-stored cube is the perfect pick-me-up for sleepy peepers, targeting puffiness and dark circles. Gingko biloba, gourd extract and hyaluronic acid act as the ideal cooling combo for refreshing tired eyes. I love my sleep a lot therefore if I get lack of it my eyes pay for it in the morning. I have never heard of a ice cube product to de-puff eyes so I am really interested in how this works!

Nails Inc Gel Effect Nail Polish: These high-gloss, true colour polishes are all you need for a vibrant mani or pedi. I always get into painting my nails bright colours once the summer weather appears so this colour really stood out to me. I will definitely be using this colour on my toes as I think it will look lovely with some white sandals.

Bourjois Aqua Blush: Fresh, cool and light as a feather one plump of this silky gel blush delivers a believable, radiant flush that lasts through even the most sultry summer heat. I love rosy, pink blushers in summer more than any other time of the year so this product excited me but also intrigued me. I have never came across a pump blusher before if anything they seem a little too messy but, from just a rub on the back of my hand I can definitely tell this product is light based and long lasting.  

Overall I can definitely see the summer kit vibe this box has as it is filled with lots of refreshing, nourishing, radiant product that will definitely give you the summer glow. I definitely think this box is good value for money and I would love to create my own box in the future to see the difference!
*PR Sample/gift.

Have you tried this box before??

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Magnitone Pulser Eclipse

Magnitone Pulser Eclipse
Magnitone Pulser Eclipse
I have spent my fair share of pocket money over the years on countless brands for treating my skin, plenty of lotions and potions to help reduce and clear up any imperfections. I have wished and wished and wished for one of these electronic cleansing brushes for what has felt like most of my crazy, hormonal teenage years. Everyone recommends these, says they are worth the price and that they make a difference and I agree.

Magnitone Pulser Eclipse* 
I also have a 20% discount code valid until 15/08/15: KATIE20

The Magnitone Pulser Eclipse cleansing brush is probably the most luxurious beauty product I own. The gorgeous, luxury skincare brush rids your pores from daily impurities, makeup and pollutants quicker and effectively than you can with your own hands! With just one minute a day the Pulser slots easily into your cleansing routine, whisking away the dead skin cells, boosting circulation as well as improving the effect of all the active ingredients in your skincare products.

What I love about the Pulser Eclipse that makes it a lot more special to the Magnitone Barefaced is that you are able to not only cleanse your face but you are able to exfoliate your arms or legs and achieve smoother, radiant skin all over!

I do love a good body cleanse as well as a facial cleanse and with this you get the best of both worlds. This wonderful invention comes with an automatic timer which once you turn on automatically times one minute before turning off. This is great as it stops you overusing the product as well as damaging your skin.

I have religiously been using this for cleansing my face and body cleansing to exfoliate any fake tan or lotions off. This has made such a huge difference in my skin especially on my face every time I use this my skin feels so clean, healthy and definitely radiant. The more times I use this I can see the product working a lot more effectively than it would with my hands, I am starting to see more notice in my appearance. For example any redness I have is reduced, spots dry up quicker and my skin feels like I have raided the water factory and drank a gallon!

Overall I think this product is incredible and has totally helped with improving the look of my skin. I will continue to use this probably for years if I am honest as it makes such a difference and is personally worth the £150 price tag.
*PR Sample/gift.

Have you tried Magnitone??

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Products For The Lazy

Products For The Lazy
Sometimes I just want my makeup removed in one wipe, my legs to moisturized/dry instantly and my hair to be brushed with the click of my fingers. Of course this is just wishful but, lately I have been experimenting with lots of new and old products I have had tucked away in my cupboard. These are products I have been using frequently that I think save a lot of time and are perfect for people like myself that don't always want to spend ridiculous amounts of time on beauty.

La Roche Posay Serozinc | Cleanse your face, pat it dry, spray some of this on your imperfections, done. This product is so simple but effective to have in your everyday cleansing routine. I was starting to believe the myth that toners don't actually do anything for your skin until I discovered Serozinc. This spray not only tones your skin but helps fight off any blemishes and is most suitable for people with oily to spot prone skin types. I definitely see a result in using this product and I will continue to use this in my routine. Such a time saver!

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub | Lip scrubs are very practical for all times of the year as they are great for dryness, burns or even just given your lips a bit of tlc. I like to apply the bubblegum scrub all over my lips on days I want to give my lips a bit of treatment but still add a little bit of colour. I think this flavour is perfect as it not only helps scrub and moisturize your lips it adds a tint of colour which saves applying a lip product afterwards.

S&G Brow Archery | I go on about this product enough to the point where I say it is like my magic wand but, it really does get your brows filled in 2 minutes. As much as I enjoy spending time shaping and defining my brows most of the time I like them to be done quickly. This pen formulation really helps get them done fast, just a simple pen the outline of how you want your brows to look then fill them in. I honestly think this product is amazing for quick, defined brows.

Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath* | If like myself you absolutely without a doubt don't find moisturizing your body fun then this product could be for you. Elemis bath milk has really been the diamond to my ring recently. You pour a bit of this into your bath and sit back to soak it all in. It smells very fresh which makes it the perfect relaxing de-stress product. As well as the lovely scent this product leaves my body feeling super soft almost like a babies bum sort of softness. Absolutely love this product!

Original Source Quick Drying Spray | Following on from the bath milk if I do feel like my skin needs a bit more tlc I go ahead and use this quick drying oil spray. Instead of having to dip my hands into a cream, wait for my legs to soak it all in and have to wash my hair I can spritz this product all over my body and watch the magic happen! This smells delicious and I love that it contains oils as I can really see the difference as it adds a bit of a shine.

Overall I am happy that I have found myself little gems to help save me time and effort. Let's face it beauty takes time and I am all about saving the time but still getting wonderful results!

Similar posts:
Serozinc review
Soap & Glory brow archery

What is your product that gets the job done fast??

Sunday, 26 July 2015

De-Stress | Calming Herbal Tea

De-Stress | Calming Herbal Tea
Whenever I am stressed my fairy godmother literally my mum will come into my bedroom with a delicious, hot cup of herbal tea or a good hot chocolate covered in marshmallows accompanied with a couple of custard creams. Why is it our instant thought is to pour a hot drink when we are feeling stressed? What is it about a hot drink that calms us down? It is a tricky one to answer! 

A couple of month's ago when I was what felt like the most stressed time of my life. I was in the process of completing my final university project and the pressure was getting to me. My mum she is famous is in the post one day picked me up some of this Calming Infusion herbal tea from M&S oh and also some Matey bubble bath - who remembers that?!

This naturally caffeine free chamomile lime-flower & lavender tea made my eyes roll but my curiosity bubble. I was intrigued by this tea as I've never came across a calming tea before - I'd of imagined peppermint and chamomile teas were for that. Believe it or not this tea really did and still does calm me down! I am not sure if it is all in my head but every time I have a cup of this tea I feel content and de-stressed. It tastes just like a normal herbal chamomile tea would do so you wouldn't notice the difference.

If you are feeling stressed out and enjoy a good cup of tea definitely try this as it works wonders! I have been feeling really stressed over these last few weeks so a cup of this has really helped ease it away. Also how pretty is the packaging?!

Similar Post:
De Stress | Colouring Book

What are your tips on de-stressing??

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Jewellery Box

Jewellery Box
It is no secret to you all that jewellery is undeniably one of my favourite things to splurge out on. I am aware that I don't have enough fingers to wear all my rings nor do I have enough earring holes to wear all my earrings but, does this stop me buying? Nu'uh. I constantly find myself wondering on jewellery websites and skipping merely down jewellery isles forever lusting over the most stunning, intricate pieces.

Jewellery Box* is an exciting, new retail brand that offers simple, fun and fashionable essentials to add to any girls jewellery collection with a price tag that will make you blush! They stock everything from rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, nose studs, toe rings you name it!
When you were a child did you ever have an idea in your head of what sort of dinosaur you would be if you could? Just me? Since I lead a very peculiar imagination let that be said that I would be a T-Rex. When I spotted the Sterling Silver Solid Tyrannosaurus Rex Necklace at £16.50 I was in love. I am one of those girls who likes wearing dainty, novelty pieces of jewellery. This necklace is the perfect piece to wear on those days where you don't feel like wearing anything too bling or sparkly but want to wear something simple. It is such a quirky piece to have in your collection.

To match my quirky, everyday dinosaur necklace I also received a pair of Sterling Silver Diplodocus Studs at £3.40. These dainty, delicate studs are the perfect set of earrings for everyday. In some ways the dinosaur earrings have reminded me of when I was younger as I used to wear gold teddybear studs all the time.

Rose gold is a favourite of mine, I love the rustic, old but new look it has on jewellery at the moment. This 18ct Rose Gold Dipped Sterling Arrow Midi Toe Ring at £6.60 would make the perfect sandal decoration. Summer is here which means feet are out a lot more, nails are painted more often and there is nothing more exquisite than embellishing your toes with a bit of sparkle. What makes this ring even more special is the fact it adjusts to fit your need; so it could also be worn on the hands too.

Jewellery Box is definitely a dainty, lovely website I will be returning to in the future as it just has the most delicate, beautiful pieces to suit everybody. Even the packaging the pieces came in had a very appealing, personal touch which made the products feel more special. Also Jewellery Box are having a pop up shop at Brixton between the 7th - 30th of September if you are interested here is the link for more details.
*PR Sample/gift. 

What is your favourite jewellery piece??

Sunday, 19 July 2015

De-Stress | Adult Colouring Books

De-Stress | Adult Colouring Books
From the age of being able to put pencil to paper colouring in was one of my much-loved hobbies growing up. As well as the somewhat frequent Disney colouring books my mum used to get a blank piece of paper and fill the page with squiggly lines for me to colour them all in, it kept me amused for hours. I am now 21 which growing up I thought was an age of adulthood, settling down and paying bills. I am an adult-ish but I still enjoy some of my childhood amusements and I think it will always be that way. Who says colouring in is only for children?

It seem's every shop I walk into lately have a stand covered in these 'adult colouring books' and they are flying off the shelves. I pondered for weeks on whether or not I should pick one of these beautiful books up but I just couldn't part with the £7-£10 extortionate pricing. It was when I went to The Range a home and garden shop might I point out that I spotted these 'mini' versions of the adult colouring books at a god-smacking, low-cost of £1.50 each. It was my dad who spotted and bought these for me as he knew I've been feeling a little lost and stressed since finishing university.

These adult colouring books are the just the thing for relaxing and de-stressing. As much as I enjoy technology pursuits I think it's very comforting to sit with a cup of tea and colour in some patterns. It's reminiscent of our childhood and to me it always reminds me of content times in my life which is peaceful to think about. The miniature size colouring books are practical for travelling and I prefer the ring binded pad style as it makes turning pages so much easier.

I think these books are incredible for anyone with a probing taste in colouring but as well I think they are wonderful for anyone who feels stressed. Turning technology off, make a nice cup of tea and colour in one of these pages really helps me feel calmer and de-stressed.

Have you tried de-stressing with a good colouring book??

Thursday, 16 July 2015

5 Tips | A Summer Detox

5 Tips | A Summer Detox
Even though we are now in the middle of the blissful summer season I still haven't been feeling much of the 'summer vibe'. I find myself still sitting in cosy socks whilst drinking a huge delicious cup full's of hot chocolate whilst everyone else is parading around in bikinis and sipping delicious pina colada's. It wasn't so much the weather outside that was keeping me having the summer blues it was the inside my bedroom to be specific that was stopping me getting into the summer vibe. You've all heard of spring cleans right? Well I decided to give my bedroom a bit of a 'summer clean' getting rid of those wintry vibes and sprinkling some summer which has really made a difference to my attitude! I decided to write a post on 5 simple steps to give your life a summer detox.

1. Flowers, flowers, flowers: Go out and buy some daffodils to brighten up your home with a bit of sunshine. There is something so remarkably refreshing and ideal about purchasing some real or fake flowers they always brighten up rooms and add that tiny touch of summer. This was one of the first things I had done which really helped take away that wintry feeling and add a splash of freshness.

2. Fruit And Floral: When summer arrives I tend to fade away from the musky, strong wintry scents and substitute them for some fruity, floral summery scents. I went out and purchased some candles from Primark a lot of lemon and coconut scents and scattered them all over my room. When you walk into my room it smells sweet and fruity which I associate with summer! However I always crave a cocktail with the smell.

3. New bedding, mattress: Whenever I am feeling distressed about my bedroom one of the first things I do is strip my bedding and replace it with something bright and colourful, then cover it over in lots of pretty cushions. I sometimes like to toss my mattress over or even better purchase a new one suitable for summer as there is nothing worse than lying on a mattress that feels too old and flimsy. You are able to get decent mattresses here* which currently have a really good 70% off clearance! I struggle to sleep a lot in summer as I get too hot and agitated so having fresh, new bedding and a mattress can really make a difference!

4. Clear Wardrobe: When summer arrives the last thing you want to see tucked away in your wardrobe is thick, burgundy jumpers and tartan print scarves. Every summer I like to de-clutter my wardrobe by taking out all of my winter clothes and replace it with some bright, light summer clothing! You always come across some hidden treasures that you forgot you owned!

5. Little Touches: If you have done all of the above and still don't feel like you have shifted that wintry vibe then maybe think about the little touches. Buy some positive, colourful postcards from Paperchase and cover your walls in positive thoughts. Change your room around a bit - I had de-cluttered my shelves and made my work space more spacious which gave me a positive attitude.

Since doing all of the above I can now say I am happy to bask in the garden with a pina colada and not dread coming into my bedroom

What are your summer detox tips??

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Organic Haircare | Spot The Difference

Organic Haircare | Spot The Difference
It is no secret to you all now that hair care is just as important to me as makeup is, but do you want to know another secret? Coconut is my favourite scent, not significant but relevant. Faith In Nature is a brand I was unfamiliar with but when I spotted their email with the words 'natural ingredients' I got curious and wanted to see if there was much difference.

The natural ingredients is what drew me into trying these products but what also did was their beautiful range of flavours. These products are paraben and SLS free which are made from natural essential oils. I definitely want to try the chocolate one in the future! I chose the coconut flavoured shampoo and conditioner because I find coconut works wonders on my hair! Since summer is here my hair does tend to get more on the dry side so these were perfect to try.

Faith In Nature Shampoo: The consistency of the shampoo felt almost like an oil/gel which went on my scalp really easily and didn't feel thick. I'd definitely say this was a good shampoo to use in summer because the last thing anyone wants is thickening products on their head. It smelled delicious which made washing my hair a lot more pleasant. I have noticed a difference over the last couple of weeks this product has made my hair look and feel more soft. It also has gave me a bit of a shine which lets my hair look really healthy and lovely in the sun!

Faith In Nature Conditioner: Conditioners are a favourite of mine so I was most excited to try this. The consistency was a bit different to the shampoo it was more thickening and like a paste rather than a gel. What I like about the conditioner is you can use this as a wash in and out or leave the product on your ends for 5 minutes - almost like a mini hair mask. I have tried both ways and both do the exact same job only the scent remains longer on my hair if used as a mask. This product has left my ends feeling really soft and moisturized, they don't feel drying or frizzy.

Overall I think both of these products are great and I would happily purchase these in the future. I don't think there is a huge difference between organic and artificial/pefumed hair care, not that I could notice.

*PR Sample/gift.
Have you tried Faith In Nature before?? 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

4 Products I wouldn't Repurchase

4 Products I wouldn't Repurchase
4 Products I wouldn't Repurchase
There is something so exhilarating about purchasing a product that you have not tried before - almost like a Christmas morning feeling. It is always such a disappointing feeling though when those products you couldn't wait to play around with don't live up to expectations you had hoped for. Today I wanted to share some of the products I wouldn't repurchase again and my reasons why.

Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Face Mask: I am a huge fan of 99% of S&G products both beauty and skincare so when my skin was in need of some TLC I picked up this face mask for oily to combination skin. This is not like a face mask I have used before as you apply the product to your skin then wet your hands and rub your hands over the mask until it turns blue and heats up. I must admit hot masks are the perfect pamper evening essential for de-stressing as the heat completely relaxes you. But, regarding my skin itself I saw no results whatsoever. A nice mask for de-stressing but not a mask I would pick up again to help treat my skin.

Benefit Browzing Brow Palette: When I got into taking care of my brows a lot more I picked up this product which comes with a powder and a wax. At the time of using it I thought it was best thing ever and it left my brows looking great but the downside was it took quite awhile to fill my fair brows in. I soon moved onto other products and forgot I even owned this, it was only recently when I rediscovered it. I retried it and realized how time consuming this product is therefore I won't be repurchasing this again.

The Body Shop Seaweed Moisturizer: Body Shop was one of those shops I constantly would walk past but lust over all of their range. It was only until Christmas when I asked Santa Claus to let me try the seaweed range. The moisturizer is suitable for oily/combination skin types. It is a great moisturizer for those 'good skin days' but, on those 'my skin craves moisture' or 'my oily skin is out of control days' this is where it lacks and I turned to something stronger. I sometimes found this moisturizer a bit sticky and didn't always do enough regarding my oily skin. It is a good light base product but I wouldn't repurchase it.

Loreal Doutzen Collection in Doutzen's Nude: Like most of Loreal their packaging is what drew me into buying this. The shade is a lovely pinky, nude that is perfect for summer. I couldn't wait to try this product out but unfortunately it let me down a lot. The colour itself didn't look right on my lips, the consistency wasn't very moisturizing and the product itself took quite awhile to sit on my lips properly. Overall I was really disappointed in this lipstick and I don't think I will be purchasing anymore from this range.

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What products would you not repurchase/why??

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Maestro Makeup Brushes

Maestro Makeup Brushes
As a teenager makeup brushes weren't really a big thing in my everyday routine, I would religiously use my NO.7 foundation and concealer brush and that would be all. At the age of 21 I find myself with quite the collection of brushes and wondered how the teenage me lived on using 2 brushes every day. Nowadays we are surrounded by hundreds of different types of makeup brushes for all sorts of things - some brushes that even I am unfamiliar with. Maestro brush is a brand I have not heard of before but do some of those most curiously, fascinating makeup brushes.

First off if you are a student or even someone who doesn't want to pay to buy an expensive makeup brush these handmade Maestro brushes are really inexpensive to get a hold of. What I like about these brushes is that they are handmade and aren't synthetic or plastic at times you can tell the difference.

Shadow Brush No. 360: This was one of my favourite brushes from their collection because the oval shaped bristles made it easy for any eyeshadow to glide on perfectly. I found this brush really useful for the inner and outer corners too because the size isn't too bulky and gets exactly where you want it to.

Rouge Brush No. 150: This point shaped brush is used to apply powders or any sort of blushers. It has the perfect shape for applying blusher to the apple of your cheeks and it blends on so nicely. I haven't tried this brush for powder but I do think it is perfect for applying blusher, I love how soft the bristles are on this brush.

Seria Brush No. 142: I have never come across a makeup brush that looks as peculiar as this before. These style brushes are used to apply any sort of masks to your face - I never even knew this was a thing! I haven't tried this brush yet but I am excited to because the bristles feel incredibly soft.

Powder Brush No. 160: This oval shaped brush is used to apply any sort of powder or bronzers. What I like about this brush is its actual size I find a lot of powder brushes too intimidatingly huge on my face or some are too small. This is the perfect size for applying powder to my face it glides on so smoothly and quickly.

Eye Brush No. 481: Their website has this brush under no category but I have been using this as an outer corner blend brush. This brush is perfect for blending out the crease as the bristles are so fluffy and soft. I find I have a lot more control with this brush than what I do with my Real Technique brush for blending out eyeshadows.

Overall I think these brushes are great value for money and I would love to add more to my collection in the future, especially their corrector brushes. 

*PR Sample/gift.
Have you tried Maestro brushes yet??

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Uncomfortable Beauty Chat

Uncomfortable Beauty Chat
I write about beauty related topics pretty much most of the time on my little blog yet I always seem to float over those 'uncomfortable' discussions about beauty that we deal or have dealt with in the past. It was only until I wrote my June Favourites where I awkwardly mentioned my love for a glass foot file that I wanted to talk more in-depth about uncomfortable, awkward beauty topics we all deal with.

Foot care: Feet are not the most flattering parts of people's body but taking care of them is essential. We are on our feet a lot of the time and to avoid taking care of them is just going to resort in blisters, dry, sore or even worse problems. I like to use the VAMA glass file* every few days (especially in summer) then go over with some moisturizer just to keep my feet feeling fresh and clean. If you are interested in the foot file you can get 15% off the code KATIE15P (expires 31/08/15). I also sometimes like to use a foot mask or dip my feet into some hot water for 10 minutes just to keep my feet feeling nice and pampered.

Odour: Probably the most suitable word to describe this and the perfect timing since summer is here! Finding an antiperspirant or deodorant to suit your needs can take some time. I have tried both roll on and spray products but I found my body was more comfortable with Dove invisible dry spray. Not that I sweat but of course I do get hot from the gym or this summer heatwave we currently have therefore spraying deodorant is essential. What I love about Dove is the scent remains all day and they now have miniature sizes to carry in your handbags.

Hair Removal: I am lucky enough to have fair hair so I can get away with not shaving my legs for quite awhile. Once summer arrives I find myself shaving more frequently as I wear more dresses, shorts and small tops. Of course it can become annoying at times but I find using Veet Wax Strips the best in summer as they are so quick and easy to use. My legs always feel smooth and clean after using these whereas with razors they can sometimes feel quite dry and more time consuming. I found reading the How to guides on hair removal* on Veet's website a big help for keeping away any hairs or keeping your skin feeling smooth, they have loads of important points that make things a lot easier.

Oral Care: I am all for taking care of my teeth because at the end of the day we only get one real set! I like to brush my teeth, floss and finish off with some mouthwash. Mouthwashes are great they always feel refreshing, powerful and you are left with a nice taste (most of the time!). Having bad breath isn't the most flattering of things to have therefore carrying some chewing gum or mints are always handy! I even carry a miniature size floss in my bag just in case!

*PR Sample/gift.
What do you find the most awkward beauty to talk about??

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Keeping Base On Face

Keeping Base On Face
If you have oily to combination skin the one thing you will always think about when summer is here is how do I keep my makeup from sliding off my face? Well I have two answers; a primer and a setting spray. I have oily to spot prone skin which over the years I have battled with a lot but only for the past 6 month I'd say I have found myself a makeup routine that stops my makeup from sliding down my face or keeps that shine at bay for longer. 

Witch Hazel Anti-Blemish Primer: If you don't suffer with blemishes but have oily skin then you may still want to consider this product. I have used this primer since the age of 17 (I am now 21) that is a lot of years of dedication put into one solo primer. Of course I have tried my fair share of lotions and potions for my base but none are as good as this holy grail. I used to find throughout the days I didn't wear this primer that my makeup looked uncomfortable, it shined a lot more and some of the time spots would appear. This product helps stop blemishes from appearing during the day and keeps your makeup at bay. I 10000% think this primer has helped keep my makeup looking fresher and lasting longer than any other primer I have tried. Some people skip primers as they don't count it as essential but that extra layer can make the difference in your makeup.

Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray: If you really want flawless, keep base on face makeup for longer then I would recommend the Urban Decay Setting Sprays. A couple of spritz of this all over your makeup and you are ready to go. This product really makes a difference to my makeup. I have only used this for 6 or 7 month now and cannot fault the product one bit. My skin always feels more awake and fresh once I spray this and my makeup lasts such a long time. With this and a good primer your makeup will stay in place for such a long time.

Since using both of these products religiously in my everyday makeup routine I now never worry about if my makeup is shining or sliding off after a few hours. 

What are your oily skin heroes??

Thursday, 2 July 2015

June Favourites

Can't believe we are now over half way into the year like where did June go?! June for me absolutely flew over my head. Even though it flew over I was still able to try some products out and fall in love with them so here are what I have been loving during June - has a ring to it?!

Travalo: I have wanted one of these products since the moment they first got launched but only now have I managed to pick one up cheap enough. This has a rightful place in my handbag and it seems to go everywhere with me. At the moment it has my Juicy Couture perfume in and whenever I need a touch up I just spray this all over. It takes up no room and has come in very handy over the last few weeks.

Dr Paw Paw Balm*: I find in summer my lips tend to get either very sore or I start to get little lumps off the sun which can sometimes make applying lipstick a bit of a dilemma. I tried Dr Paw Paw original lip balm for a few weeks and the lumps were gone and any soreness was reduced. I apply this on my lips all the time before I go outside as I find this works wonders for protection against the heat. Such a great product to have in your handbag!

Topshop Rose Gold Sunglasses: Rose gold is one of my favourite colours at the moment my eyes are always drawn to anything rose gold and these glasses were no exception. I wear these glasses on nice days/evenings out because they have a more formal style to them. They are so flattering to wear and I absolutely love them!

Vama Glass Foot File*: A bit tmi here but we all get it at times; dry feet. Whenever summer arrives my feet crave for more moisture because I am on my toes a lot more often. This Vama foot file has worked wonders on removing any dead skin cells as well as giving my feet a little bit of tlc. I always find this softens my feet as well as exfoliates them which is a plus. If you suffer with dry feet in summer I would recommend this!

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm - Elusive: When summer arrives I tend to sway more towards my pink shade lip products and the one I have been reaching out for the most is by Revlon. I love all of Revlons lip products but their chubby sticks are my all time favourite because they are so easy to apply and last such a long time. I have been using this product pretty much every day now and it always wakes my lips up!

What have you loved in June??


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