Monthly Favourites

My July Monthly Favourites

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Hi, Hope your all having a great week. My health isnt great atm but i thought id take my mind of the pain and write up this post.  I didnt get to do my friday favourites last week and so im doing my favourites for the whole month of july. There’s alot to choose from, so im picking my top 5 favourites.

5. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.

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I use this everyday as make up remover, cleansing my face and neck and also just to give my skin a boost.  Its so kind and gentle on the skin it soothes and doesnt cause any irritation or break outs. It lifts waterproof mascara and liner with ease. It also comes in travel size bottles and is also great for removing left over wax after waxing, it cools the skin down.

4. Itsy Nails London – DuraPro Gel Effect nail polishes.

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I just love these nail polishes,  I’m not great at nail art and cant do gel or acrylic nails but with these you get the look of a gel manicure with the ease of using a nail polish.  These nail polishes come in 10 stunning colours, there’s no need for a base and top coat however i do recommend using a base coat to protect your nails from staining due to the high pigmented shades. Just two even coats is all you need for a long-lasting, high shine glossy manicure.

3. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

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I absolutely love this mascara.  You may have seen it featured in my friday favourites. This mascara is fantastic with the brush that has the curves inspired by the womans body, It seperates the lashes with ease and gives each lash an even coating while also curling the lashes and giving them extra length and volume. Theres no need for eyelash curlers with this mascara it does it all for you with minimal effort. The brush also reaches the roots of the lashes and also behind the lash. It is definitely my HG of mascaras.

2.  Skin Chemists London – 24 hour Aqua Repair Facial Serum.

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Im absolutely amazed with this serum, ive tried alot of serums and nothing compares. Its paraben free. I have never has a serum that gives my skin so much hydration that you can visibly see and feel the results after the first use. My skin feels smooth and hydrated and refreshed. I have very dry skin and usually have to end up using a sugar scrub to remove any dry patches of skin.  Which isnt good for your face.  I use the serum morning and night and i havent had any dry skin on my face and neck since i added this into my skincare routine.  Ive also tried this on my elbows and arms where i have eczema and its really helped minamise the dry skin.  Aswell as hydrating the skin it also firms and soothes the skin infushed with…

Rose Water which aims to maintain the skins balance whilst nourishing and firming the skin.

Aloe Vera which works to heal and rejuvenate the skin, providing hydration and improving skins texture.

1. Too Faced – Sweet Peach palette.

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So now im at my number 1 favourite of july and not only is it my monthly favourite but its also my Holy Grail eyeshadow palette.  It smells absolutely amazing as the shadows are infused with the juicy scent and essence of peach. The shadows are highly pigmented and all work well together with 6 matte and 12 shimmer shades one of which is very glittery and does have some fall out. (Talk Derby To Me) which is the dark purple in the bottom right corner. The shadows are super buttery and blend really well, I love how easy it is to acheive a multitude of beautiful looks from natural to bridal and smokey eyes the possibilities are endless. I love that it also includes the Too Faced Signature Glamour Guide with instructions for three make up looks to get you started making it easy for beginners to learn how to blend and build up the colours to achieve a stunning make up look.

 

Thanks for checking out my post i hope you all have a fantastic day.

Bye for now x

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Favourites

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

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This week’s ‘Friday Favourite’ is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, which I absolutely love.

Ever since I started getting back into makeup I have always wanted to try this mascara.  I have watched loads of YouTube videos and loved the results.  I asked my hubby if he could get me some for my birthday and showed him a picture (for the 100th time)  He wrote it down and took a photo so he couldn’t forget bless him. Then two days later my look Incredible beauty boxes arrived (sorry I was too poorly to do blog posts, but I will) my son was unboxing the deluxe box and I spotted the pink tube and couldn’t believe it.  I was so happy and couldn’t wait to use it.

I absolutely love this mascara and it was so worth the wait.

It looks stunning the pink packaging and raised and embossed lettering really gives it a luxury look.  The brush was inspired by the curves of beautiful  women and it really does make a huge difference compared to a standard brush style.

The brush coats each lash perfectly and lengthens and curls the lashes with just one application.  They suggest 3 even applications but I tend to mainly do just one, unless I want fuller lashes and then I just add the extra onto the top halves of my lashes and they look like false lashes.  This mascara doesn’t clump together either.  It doesn’t claim to be water proof but my daughter went swimming for a few hours and it stayed in place no panda eye’s.  The water proof ‘Better Than Sex Mascara’ is in a mint green packaging.

 I definitely recommend this mascara it really is worth every penny.   The mascara is available in a wide range of stores like ‘Debenhams and online at Look Incredible the full-size is available around £18-£19 and you can also purchase a deluxe size for around £11-£12 and that will go along way because you don’t need to use a lot.

Definitely my no 1 mascara.

Thanks for checking out my post and I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Bye for now x

 

Glossybox UK Unboxing July Edit

Glossybox UK July Edit

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Here is the July Edit of Glossybox UK. The coral box is just gorgeous, it’s a limited edition and the first in a series of six I think which are being released over the summer months.

spectrumcollections – Small Fan Brush A10.
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bellapierreofficial – Banana Powder.

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monuspa – Aftersun.
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papagna – Hair bobbles.
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Shills_uk – Snail Essence Face Mask.

First impressions I’m really happy with july’s edit. So happy to have another stunning Spectrum Unicorn brush to add to my collection, the mini fan brush has so many uses highlighter, also can be used to dust off the banana powder after baking.

I’m also looking forward to trying the banana setting powder it’s a product I’ve never used as I always thought it wouldn’t work with my very pale skin tone.

I’m looking forward to trying the snail essence face mask and also the papagna hair bobbles which are like the Invisibobble.

If you’d like to subscribe to Glossybox UK and receive a box of fab goodies each month, if you use the link below to save 50% on your first box. You can cancel anytime but if you sign up after the 14th of the month you have to have 2 months then you can cancel.

50% off first Glossybox

I’ll be posting up a full review as soon as I’ve been able to try all the products.

Let me know what you think of this months glossybox, you can purchase this box right upto last day of the month if it hasnt sold out.

If there’s anything you’d like to see on my blog or you’d love for me to review let me know.

I have a few more boxes to share this month as family bought me them for my birthday last week.  So thanks to them for spoiling me.

Have a fab week.

Bye for now 💖

 

Glossybox Uk Unboxing & Review June

Glossybox Uk

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I wasn’t expecting to recieve this months Glossybox,  if you read my previous Glossybox Review you’ll know i cancelled my subscription, Well as it was my 10 year wedding anniversary 30th june my amazing hubby got me the box as part of my presents.

Glossybox is a monthly beauty box subscription, each month you receive 5 beauty products which are tailored to your beauty profile. For just £10 + £3.25(P&P) You can subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months. Or you can do month by month and cancel at anytime.

This months box also came with 2 extra goodies when you sub so I received the fantastic Dr PawPaw which I absolutely love and the Rodial XXL mascara in travel size and this mascara is fantastic.

Right onto the box itself the June Edit was the best I’ve ever had with 7 products which just blew me away, They packed so much into the box it was the most exciting unboxing that just kept giving. So this months products were a really good mix of beauty products covering hair-care, make-up, skin-care and also an extract of Wilde Like Me which launched 29th June and was written by Blogger Louise Pentland Its a much anticipated book perfect for a summer read (I’m looking forward to reading this and I don’t really read books) Also four out of the seven products are full-size so this months box really does pack all the punches.

I’ll start with

111 Skin – Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel (trial-size)

If this was full-size it would be £110 which is way out of my price range but it is a fantastic product and I love using it.

Even though this isn’t a full-size product it was a good size sample, you only need a very small amount so it will last a while. I alternate between this and another eye cream.  This really is very hydrating use your ring finger in a gentle patting motion, The ring finger is always the best finger to use under the eye area as it doesn’t put a lot of pressure on the very thin skin. This also brightens up the eye and if have some left I apply it to my eye lids too. It’s really soothing and cooling to the eyes and also is a nice base for your primer.

Sleek – Power Plump Lip Crayon. (Full-size £5.50)

This super creamy natural lip crayon contains ingredients which encourage blood flow to the lips surface and give them a nice plumped up lip that also looks natural still.  I like my lips with it first and then let them start to tingle and then apply it to the rest of my lips. This is also a great base to put on before you apply your liquid lipsticks and lip glosses, It helps to keep your lipstick in place and also because the lips have been lined with the crayon it helps prevent the lipstick from bleeding. The lips look nice and natural.

Batiste – Stylist Sheild My Locks Heat & Shine Spray 200ml (Full-size £4.49).

Batiste is a brand I love for their fantastic quality dry shampoo and their affordable for all prices, This product doesn’t disappoint either. Protect the hair against the heat from hair dryers, straighteners, etc up to 230○c, Each time you use them it causes damage to your hair and so having a heat protection spray that works is a must and this gives you the protection you need plus it’s also a styling spray so no need for multiple products. I’ve been using this all the time and I love the shine it gives your hair and also the fact that it doesn’t make the hair stiff like hair spray and other styling products can. It’s also great if you just want to add a bit of shine and freshness to your hair it looks natural and fresh.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics – Sheer Glo. (£22.50)

This is a great highlight to use alone along the cheek bones and in all the places where the light would naturally give a glo, It’s also perfect for mixing into your usual liquid foundation to give a dewier make-up look.  I love to add some when I’m feeling like I need to brighten up my face without having to do a full face of make-up. This would be perfect for a natural look on a summer’s day or evening with a black or brown mascara, a bit of shimmer eyeshadow, a little bit of bronzer and a light lip gloss. Continue reading

Beauty On Trial 3rd Review

Innarah

Defence Oil

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Here’s my 3rd trial with ‘Beauty On Trial’ im really enjoying these trials and testing new to me products and different brands.

Strongest points

Deeply hydrating,
Moisturising,
Absorbs instantly,
Antioxidant properties,
Anti inflammatory,
Anti bacterial,
Soft and smooth skin,
Suits all skin types,
Suitable for sensitive skin,
Natural,

Weakest points

Very expensive,
Solidifies in cold,

Summary

I hadn’t heard of the brand Innarah before so had to read up about. It sounded like an oil that was going to be a good treat for my skin.
I have sensitive dry skin and I do get a lot of break outs (blotchy rashes) on my face from alot of products I try.
My dropper didn’t pick up any of the oil so I had to just dab it on my skin which meant I didn’t know how much I was using.
Being able to see the oil is a bit off-putting but I saw they sell it in the purple bottles which have a luxury expensive look. This which means you don’t see the sediment collecting in the bottle. It does collect around the opening of the bottle shaking didn’t remove that, I used a cotton bud with hit water but made sure it didn’t go into the oil. But they do warn about this and as it’s natural and herbal it is to be expected. It’s best to keep it at room temperature as it does tend to start solidifying. My bedroom is always cold so I pit the bottle in the palm of my hands to warm it up and the sediment goes when shaking the bottle but not fully.
The oil is smooth and when applied to the skin absorbs instantly. It does have a strong scent which was a bit off-putting but it fades away quite quickly.
I do like this product and loved how soft my skin was and it soothes any sensitive skin and also has a slight warning too it. It’s deeply hydrating and moisturising and as a multitude of natural healing, anti inflammatory, anti bacterial properties.
I have only noticed a difference in the smoothness of my skin and how hydrated it feels. I use this twice a day it compliments the moisturiser you use and gives the skin a boost of hydration and the skin feels nourished. It doesn’t leave your skin looking greasy or shiny and can be used under your usual makeup for an added boost of moisture.
I’m pleased I was able to trial such an expensive product and feel like it really does make a huge difference to your face and neck. My skin felt revived and deeply hydrated and nourished. If you can afford to spend a lot of money on skin care products then this will be perfect to add to your daily skincare routine. I’m on a low-income and car afford to spend hundreds of £’s on one product.
Which is a shame as I am enjoying using it.
I’m not going to recommend this product due to the fact of most people not being able to spend so much money on one product.

Would you recommend this product?

No