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Crown Brush UK | Review

Crown Brush UK |  Review
You may have noticed my recent youtube video on me trying out some makeup brushes from the fabulous brand Crown Brush UK! I have also mentioned them a couple of times on my Instagram because I love using some of them in my makeup routine! I will like to thank Crown Brush for gifting me some brushes to try out!

When I first got these brushes I was super excited because I love trying out different sort of makeup looks when I get new brushes to see what I can create. One of the first things I do is take swatches so I can get a feel of my new brushes before I create a look. 

Crown Brush UK |  Review
I was asked which brushes I would like to try so I chose brushes I needed and brushes I have never tried before also. They are so many choices on the website that you are spoiled for choice, it took me a while to choose! 

Brushes I chose
This brush costs £2.99 and its a stiff brow brush, perfect for application and shaping of the brows. It feels very good quality and damns its easy as pie to apply brow pomades and powder.

This costs £8.49 and can be used to apply. cream, liquid foundation as well as an applying a primer. It's super soft and I find it best for applying primer more than anything else as its touch to soft to apply my medium-full foundation evenly! 

Made from natural hair this has tapered pointed bristles. The shape of the brush helps get the perfect application for the apples of the cheeks. I love this brush as it applies blush perfectly. This costs £10.49.

This is also made from natural hair and has a medium dense finish. This is so perfect for depositing eyeshadow onto the lids with little waste and maximum effect.

This has a bullet shape tip and its perfect for use on the corners of the eyes for highlighting and also below the lash line! Also made of natural bristles and costs £5.99.

Check out my youtube video on my channel. I created a makeup look I did with all the makeup brushes I mentioned above! 

I loved all of the brushes! They are very well made and you can feel the quality in them just by holding them. The bristles don't feel cheap and you can tell just by the touch of them that they are high quality. I have to say out of all of them I have tried 

Have you tried any brushes from Crown Brush before?
Mel x
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Glossybox March 2020 'All eyes on me' | Unboxing & Review

Glossybox March 2020 'All eyes on me' | Unboxing & Review
We are getting closer to spring and Its plain to see when the sunrises earlier and the days are lasting longer. This month's Glossybox theme is 'All eyes on me' which basically is themed of YOU being the star of the show. All products in this months box are chosen to make you feel fabulous!

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box with prices that start at just £8.50 a month plus P&P. This months box has products worth over £50. It has 5 products inside including 3 full-size products. 

** This post has spoilers, so if you don't want to know what's in the box please don't read on**

Birchbox March 2020 'Idols' Unboxing & Review

Birchbox March 2020 'Idols' Unboxing & Review
This month Birchbox is based on International Women's Day. The day is about celebrating you! This months box has 5 products inside, 3 of which are full size and others are generous sized minis. 

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs £10 a month plus P&P! Once you have been a member for 6 months you become a VIP and get 15% off their shop. 

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Birchbox March 2020 'Idols' Unboxing & Review
Inside the 'Idols' Birchbox March 2020

Balance Me 
Vitamin C Repair Serum  
This is a daily dose of vitamin c which can help combat against ageing and minimise lines. It has a creamy formula which hyaluronic acid which helps give the skin a smooth, supple and radiant glow.  
Mini (Full-Size £32)

Daily Concepts 
Dual Texture Body Scrubber 
The perfect sidekick for the shower. It's environmentally friendly as its made from soy. It's soft and gentle yet enough for gentle exfoliation.  All you need to do is wet it and apply your favourite shower products
Full Size (RRP £6.95)

Lumene 
Nordic Hydra Lahde Hydration - Recovery Aerating Gel 
This helps protect your complexion from dryness as it's powered by artic water and organic Nordic birch sap in a water-like gel formula. You simply apply to clean skin and wash off with warm water after 5-10 minutes. 
Mini ( Full-Size RRP £19.90)

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Forgive Me Suzie 
 Liquid Eyeshadow in Fairy Dust 
The formula of this gives this shadow a shimmery metallic look. It has a helpful wand for easy application. The eyeshadow itself is lightweight and buffs out nicely with a brush or your fingers.  The colour 'Fairy Dust' is a lovely rose gold shade. 
Full-Size (RRP £8)

The Beauty Crop 
Wing Woman Liquid Eyeliner 
This eyeliner is like a fine felt tip pen and can be used finely or thicker for an intense look. The formula has a deep black formula with no flaking or smudging. I have never tried this brand before so I am looking forward to trying this. 
Full-Size ( RRP £14) 

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My thoughts 
I really like this months box! It has a nice selection of products with mostly full-sized products which is always a good thing. My favourite/s in the box has to be a split between the 'Forgive me Suzie - Liquid eyeshadow' and 'The Beauty Crop' wing-woman eyeliner. The eyeshadow because I love the rose gold shade and the liner because I like wearing eyeliner every day. 

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What do you think of this months Birchbox?
Mel xx

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My Beauty Favourites of February 2020

My Beauty Favourites of February 2020
Subjects are very varied on my blog but one of my favourite posts to do over the years has to be my monthly beauty favourites posts! Its pretty fun to look back and see what you liked at certain periods and to see how much it changed if any! Anyways last month was a mix of new products that I found and loved. Check out my last monthly favourites post here! I think I am still in shock that it's 2020! Since I have started blogging I must have written just around 500 blog posts but never found my place in blogging or the community but you know something not only have I found out more about me since 2019 I have also found a more steady foot in blogging and the community too which I am very happy about!

My Beauty Favourites of February 2020

My February 2020 Beauty Favourites

I only started using Pixi Liquid lipsticks since last year and my goodness I just love them! I love the applicator as its a smooth journey to apply the lipstick smoothly. I also like the scent of the product too which is subtle but noticeable when you open the lipstick. This nude shade has been used a heck of a lot by me last month as I usually just wore more natural makeup during that month. 

I found this in-home bargains a few months ago and I just can't get enough of them! It helps keep foundation on longer and also gives my foundation a lovely dewy glow, LOVELY!

I can't help but get some lashes at least once a week! I love how they change a look effortlessly. Eyelure is so affordable and they are so many different types to choose from. I found these ones for under £5 in home bargains.

Milani Conceal and Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation and concealer
I bought this last summer and it was the wrong shade for me as I had a little bit of tan, roll on to winter its perfect for me. It is quite a full coverage foundation so a little bit goes a long way with this. Another thing I love about this is that since its so full coverage, they are no need for concealer, brilliant!

Some days I cannot be bothered with styling my brows so that's when I like to use a brow gel to keep my brows looking on fleek without the work. 

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My Beauty Favourites of February 2020
Have you tried any of these products and what have your beauty favourites been in February?

Mel xx
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Birchbox February 2020 'With Love' | Review

Birchbox February 2020 'With Love' | Review
With Love, Birchbox... I really love the theme of this months box! Its caught the attention of valentines day perfectly with its heart design on the box. Inside we have been treated to 6 treats including 3 full-size products. They are a selection of skincare, haircare, cosmetics and self-care too. 

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs £10 a month plus P&P! Once you have been a member for 6 months you become a VIP and get 15% off their shop. 
Birchbox February 2020 'With Love' | Review
Birchbox February 2020 'With Love' | Review
Inside the 'With Love' Birchbox

Beautaniq Beauty 
Bloom Blush in Pink Freesia 
First thing I noticed with this blusher is its lovely design, it also has a lovely floral smell too (rose extract) which is rather nice. The blush is a lovely subtle peachy shade which is perfect for a natural flush look. 
Full-Size RRP £9.50

Lord & Berry 
20100 Maximatte Lip Crayon in Here and Now
A liner meets lipstick product, this is a matte red that glides on effortlessly even though it's matte. The fav part for me is you can use as a lipstick and a liner! 
Full-Size RRP £14

Vitamasques 
Lip Mask - Plump & Repair 
Never really been into the hype of lip masks but since I got one I thought might as well see what they are all about. This mask is gel-like and infused with hyaluronic acid, collagen booster and mulberry extract. The mask is meant to help hydrate and plump the lips. 
Full-Size RRP £4.99

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Sand & Sky 
Brilliant Skin Purifying 
Pink Clay Mask
I got this last year in the January 2019 Birchbox and its rather nice to see it again ( thankfully not so soon, as I like trying new products and not duplicates all the time) I loved it last time as it has a 4-in-1 formula which detoxes, invigorates, refines and brightens the skin. It has a dose of pink clay, soothing aloe vera and pomegranate.
Sample Size (full size is £39.90)

Amika 
RESET Exfoliating 
Jelly Shampoo
I kinda wish they would send a conditioner sample too so you can get the gist of using both rather than wondering, you know? This is a 2-in-1 product which is a shampoo and scrub. It has charcoal, sea salt and pink clay to help purify, rebalance and soothe the scalp.
Sample Size (full size is £20)

Spacemasks
Rose Mask
I have tried the original version of this before and I just loved it. If you have an extra 15 minutes and want to relax then I would recommend these because they are so soothing and warming. This one is a bit different as it smells floral as it has rose-infused in it.
Full-Size RRP £3.50

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I really like this months 'With Love' Birchbox! It has a good selection of products and a decent amount of full-size products. Can't really say which is my favourite but I am excited to give them all a try soon. Check out my Instagram for my Instagram stories to see more on them.


What do you think of the 'With Love' Birchbox?

Mel xx
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Glossybox February 2020 | Love Crosses Borders | Review

Glossybox February 2020  | Love Crosses Borders | Review
Love is in the air when it comes to this months Glossybox! The theme for this months box is 'Love Crosses Borders'. Since February is the month of love they embraced the universal language of love and have a box them with the love written in different languages and also products from all around the world too. 

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box with prices that start at just £8.50 a month plus P&P. This months box has products worth over £85. This month they were also a chance to get a golden ticket and get a brand new Silk-Epil 9 flex by BRAUN. 
Glossybox February 2020  | Love Crosses Borders | Review
Glossybox February 2020  | Love Crosses Borders | Review
 Inside the Love Crosses Borders Box 

Figs & Rouge 
Wonder Love Charm Glow Elixir 
Figs & Rouge is a British brand. This is a newly launched product which is formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and vitamins A, C and E as well as minerals, roe water and rose quartz. It moisturises skin and enhances radiance.
Full-Size / RRP £35

Starskin 
Dreamkiss
This is swiss and Korean beauty expertise in this plumping and hydrating lip mask. Dreamkiss is infused with coconut juice to deeply nourish the lips. You simply apply for 15 minutes, peel off and massage in any excess product.
Deluxe-Mini / RRP £4.25

Saint Luxe
Lip Liner 
You not only get one lip liner, but you also get two! These are great for enhancing the lips by applying before you apply a gloss or a lipstick.
Full-Size / RRP £23
Glossybox February 2020  | Love Crosses Borders | Review


Floss Beauty 
My New Favourite Lip Gloss
An American brand is helping show you put with this fab lipgloss! This is boasting a smooth, long-lasting, hydrating formula. It has a delicate bit of colour in a semi-sheer finish. You can wear alone or on top of a lipstick. 
Full-Size / RRP £12.30

Glossybox
Lip Brush 
I am sure I had one of these sent before but what the heck! This is a lip brush that you can use with your lipsticks to have a neat finish. 
Full-Size / RRP £6.10

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Overall I am pretty impressed with the box, they aren't anything I don't like or I have given away. My favourite thing in this months box has to be the Figs & Rouge Wonder Love Charm Glow Elixir as I love the packaging and I love anything that enhances my skins radiance. 
I hope I get the box a little sooner next time as this post is a little delayed as I was out when the post came and it took a while to pick it up at the depot. 
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What are your thoughts on the' Love Crosses Borders' Glossybox?
Mel x x x

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