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Lushs Peachy Bath Bomb | Review

Lushs Peachy Bath Bomb | Review
Damn this girl has had one rough week recovering from being ill on the weekend, I still feel rubbish but hey ho I decided to cheer myself up and have a Lush bath to help me relax. I decided to go for Peachy ( from the Lush Valentines day collection) as it's been sitting my bath bomb basket for a while now ( Plus I want to make room for more lush easter products lol). 

 Anyways let us get on with the post, shall we?

Lushs Peachy Bath Bomb | Review
 Design 
It looks cheeky don't you think? I just love the peach emoji design, its fab! It not only has a great peach design but its a good size too and has the design on both sides which is nice to see. 
Scent
Now since its a peach, I am not surprised by the key ingredients in this at all. The key ingredients are as follows; 'Fresh Peach Juice' 'Grapefruit Oil' 'Davana Oil' and 'Elemi Oil'

In the Bath
Since this is a huge bath bomb I decided to lower it into the bath slowly to see the full effect of it and my goodness I am so glad I did. It gently started fizzing away and it had stunning bath art when it started to melt exposing a stunning variety of colour including; pink, peach and green. It went a beautiful vibrant coral like shade once it completed melted which looks beautiful as it also has sparkles inside it too.

Unfortunately for me, that's where the compliments for this funky looking bath bomb ends. The smell for me is just not right and I really don't think the combination of smells goes nicely together, it doesn't smell fresh, smells rather like a rather chalky fake peach sweet. Now I know everyone opinion is different but for me, it wasn't up there with my favourites.

The bath water did feel nice so it wasn't all that bad. It helped moisturise my skin ready for my body moisturiser after my bath.
Lushs Peachy Bath Bomb | Review
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List of ingredients
Sodium Bicarbonate Citric Acid Grapefruit Oil Davana Oil Elemi Oil Tagetes Oil Fresh Peach Juice Cream of Tartar Water (Aqua) Titanium Dioxide Sodium Coco Sulfate Propylene Glycol Dipropylene Glycol Cocamidopropyl Betaine Tin Oxide Synthetic Fluorphlogopite DRF Alcohol Geraniol *Limonene Perfume Colour 77491 Colour 15850:1 Colour 45410:1 Colour 15985:1 Colour 19140:1 Colour 45410 Colour 19140 Colour 42090:2
Lushs Peachy Bath Bomb | Review
As much as I loved the bath art with this bath bomb, the fragrance just wasn't for me at all, unfortunately. I won't be rushing back to lush to repurchase this that for sure unless the change the formula then maybe.

On the price point, I do think its worth it as it costs £3.95 and it is a HUGE bath bomb and the design is pretty fun. Now even though it is not my favourite I am sure a lot of people will like this.
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Glossybox March 2019 Unboxing! | Review

Glossybox March 2019 Unboxing
Wahey its Glossybox subscription box time and my goodness I don't know why but I always get excited when its beauty subscription box time. This months box theme is 'The Empowerment Edition' and the box is about you and about empowerment. The box design is the usual pink style box with the Glossybox logo on the front. 

Glossy box is a monthly beauty subscription box that costs £10 a month plus P&P. Products inside the box could either be haircare, makeup, skincare or all of them - how cool is that? 

** Spoiler Alert, I repeat Spoiler Alert** 

Glossybox March 2019 Unboxing! | Review
 In March's Glossybox

Bellapierre Kiss Proof Lip Creme - Various Shades
Full Size -  RRP £20
This is a full coverage high impact liquid lipstick and I got the shade fuschia in my box which a vibrant hot pink shade. They have a matte finish but apply on the lips creamy so its pretty simple to apply. It has a sweet smell which isn't something I am a fan of but the lipstick itself looks pretty amazing on. 

BYBI Plumper Lip Balm  
Full Size - RRP £9.00
This lip balm has a thick and creamy formula that apparently can plump your lips too. It is also described to help keep lips soft and also protects dry lips ( great because it has decided to be winter again in Glasgow๐Ÿ˜‚ )The smell of this balm is like peppermint and capsicum which are ingredients which help plump and shape lips. 

Laritzy Cosmetics Dew Pot - Utopia 
Full Size - RRP £15.30
I first thought this was a blusher but I was surprised to find out it was a highlighter. The formula of this is like a cream and has a dewy effect on the skin. It can be used on the cheekbones, brow arch or cupids bow. It has a lovely golden rose shimmer to this, so I am excited to use this. 

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Essence HD Hydra Primer Spray
Full Size - £3.50
This is infused with coconut water and provitamin B5 and it's a something I haven't seen before ( I am sure they are plenty out there) but its the first time I will be trying out a spray primer, getting excited to try it out. The primer is hydrating, reduces the appearance of pores and evens skin tone. As with makeup setting spray, spray 15cm away from face and have eyes closed.

Lavera Basis Sensitiv All-Round Cream 
Deluxe Mini 25ml - RRP £2.50
This is an all natural organic moisturiser that smells amazing! It has a blend of shea butter and almond to protect, soften and smooth skin. One of my favourite things about this cream is that's it multipurpose so can be used on face or body. 
Glossybox March 2019 Unboxing! | Review
Not my favourite box this year, to be honest, it has some nice products inside such as the Lavera all-round cream and the Essence HD hydra spray but the others aren't awful or anything but rather products I don't usually use. I do like the boxes theme and it hasn't put me off buying another box.

Will I buy another box? Probably because Glossybox are usually spot on when it comes to beauty subscription boxes but you know it's not going to be products I want and I am sure its the same with everyone. 

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Loreal Infallible Foundation in Linen | Review

Loreal Infallible Foundation in Linen | Review
This is the second time I have bought the Loreal Infallible foundation in Linen so you can imagine how much I love it. I bought the Loreal Infallible Foundation as a budget-friendly substitute to using my premium Kat Von D lock it foundation as I only like using that more when I am going out somewhere special like a party or just when I feel like having a more intense makeup look. 

My skin type is a combination, so it is dry in parts but it is also oily too in places such as my nose but dry in patches such as my cheeks and my chin. The most annoying thing about getting the right foundation is quite a lot can be too drying and make my dry skin look drier so looking out for a foundation to avoid that is something I look out for. 
Loreal Infallible Foundation in Linen | Review
 The Infallible Foundation Range
They are 26 shades in their foundation selection and is described as a 24-hour fresh wear foundation with full coverage. Instead of feeling heavy and full coverage its turned the tables and is described as being lightweight, transfer proof, party proof and one of my favourites waterproof.

The formula is described as gel-like but I don't really agree with that because for me it's quite watery like a liquid foundation ( yes even if I do shake the bottle beforehand).

Applying the foundation is easy peasy if apply with either a makeup sponge or a foundation brush. Just 2 pumps of it are enough to cover my face which for me I think that's pretty amazing and means a little bit will go a long way with every bottle. ( My last bottle lasted 3 months before needing a new one, I probably used it 5 days out of 7 in those 3 months).
Loreal Infallible Foundation in Linen | Review
 Loreal Infallible Foundation In Linen 
Finding the right foundation for me is blooming mission in itself, so many different foundations options have been given to me at beauty counters. I like to swatch them before buying to make sure they are right for me. Seeing as they are 26 shades in the range I swatched a few shades and linen was the right one for my skin tone.

Linen is described as being for fair-light skin with warm yellow undertones. It matches my skin perfectly even though I usually buy and use light-based foundations with neutral undertones, I did think this one was perfect for me as it gives my skin a slight sunkissed glow.
Loreal Infallible Foundation in Linen | Review


I love this foundation for so many reasons that I could shout it from the rooftops haha! I love the consistency of it so it's easy to apply ( especially with a beauty blender!) It is described as a full coverage foundation but I would say its medium to full so you could build it up to a finish you want.

It doesn't have much of a smell and the smell it does have is very delicate; my skin can be sensitive but this foundation doesn't irritate it at all. The finish of the foundation is a fresh and dewy look which I just love, it looks radiant.

As for the wear of the foundation before I do anything I like to apply a pore refining primer before applying the foundation to create a more even base, then after the foundation I like to wear a makeup setting spray to prolong not just my foundation but the rest of my makeup too. The foundation looks great for at least 8-10 hours depending on the daily activities. 

The foundation costs £10.99 for 30ml of product which is an absolute steal for this foundation especially when it's on the 3 for 2 offer ( I always buy this on them lol)
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Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palettes | Review

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palettes
As soon as I got these Pixi Beauty eye reflection eyeshadow palettes and makeup brushes in the post my heart just skipped a beat, I was so excited to try them yall because the palettes are shimmery AF. The first palette is a mixture of neutral rich shimmery and matte shades. The second palette is a more warm and rich coppery based shimmer and matte themed palette. The makeup brushes come in a lovely lime green case and the brushes were the precision brush, crease brush and a shadow brush. 

Pixi beauty is a cruelty-free beauty company who sell a variety of product including makeup, skincare and accessories such as makeup brushes. 
Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palettes | Review
 Natural Beauty 
This palette contains 12 intensely rich shadows. It has super silky shadows that help create a unique 3D look. As I said above the palettes contain, glow shades, metallic and mattes to transition the look.
Natural beauty is a more neutral palette perfect for everyday use seeing as it has a mixture of eyeshadow textures and neutral shades such as sheer sand, deep taupe and cocoa shimmer. I found that these eyeshadows look lovely on their own with cat eyeliner or blended together for more of a glow and stand out look.

My favourite eyeshadows in the natural beauty palette have to be petal, metallic rose and foiled bronze; the go beautifully together. Usually, with many neutral palettes out there they can have dry mattes but with this they were rich and smooth to use.
Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palettes | Review
 Reflex Light 
This is my favourite palette from the two because I prefer warmer based palettes as it suits me more I think. As I said above with the natural beauty this palette also contains 12 stunning shades in glow shades, shimmer and of course mattes, the combination of them all makes a stunning 3D look that helps brighten and add light to the eye area.

Reflex light is a mixture of warm almost autumn like shades that have a variety of beautiful shades such as gold foil, copper penny and auburn blaze. The eyeshadows are absolutely stunning and not only are they a lovely silky texture but they are extremely rich and pigmented, no need for primer! ( take a look for yourself in the swatches below)

My favourites in the palette that I like using together is vanilla glitz, gold foil and copper penny, it brightens my eye area up and it's stunning.

My goodness another palette in the collection!!!!
In the collection, they happen to be another palette also in the collection and its called 'Mixed Metals' which is similar to the reflex light palette but redder/rose based shades.
Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palettes swatches
Absolutely amazing! I love each palette because they are easy to use, you don't need a primer and they are also easy to build up to create a makeup look you want. These palettes cost £24 each and for 12 eyeshadows that breaks down at £2 each for each eyeshadow which I think is a bargain considering how creamy and versatile these palettes are. 

The makeup brushes are thick and soft; they apply these eyeshadows perfectly. Each brush has a sturdy handle and the bristles are made from pony hair.
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Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palettes | Review
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Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel | Review

Takes a deep breath... I didn't know if I was going to post about this cleansing gel but I would rather be honest about it to you all.

 Anyways first things first, I counted my makeup brushes the other day and I counted 42.. yep you read that correctly lol, I didn't even know I had that many (whoops). When it comes to makeup brushes I like to have a variety including brushes for foundation, eyeshadow and my favourite contouring.  Seeing as real technique brushes tend to my favourite makeup brushes out there I decided to get their branded brush cleansing gel seeing as the quality of their brushes is amazing, I thought their cleansing gel would follow suit. ( my favourites have to be the real techniques brush crush volume one collection.

Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel | Review
First I have to say the initial packaging it comes in is a blooming nightmare to get into but apart from that the actual bottle itself is pretty sturdy and nicely designed with its logo and simple enough to use the shampoo like click top. The back of the bottle gives you instructions on how to use the product and you get 150ml of product for £9.

The scent of the cleansing gel is barely anything but the smell it does have is a fresh natural smell. The gel is a thick clear liquid and getting the right amount out each time is losing a battle. 

This a product that you use weekly as we all know its important wash brushes every week to keep them clean and reduce the risk of bacteria especially getting it near the eyes etc. Washing them weekly also helps keep brushes longer.

Product Features

  • Dermatologist test for gentleness
  • Not Tested on Animals
  • No Alcohol or Phthalates 
  • Quick, clean rinse
  • Tested safe for real techniques brushes.
Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel | Review
How I used 
I prepared a hand towel on the side to put my freshly cleaned brushes to reduce the amount of water and dampness in the bathroom. I also got out my trusty makeup cleaning egg which helps remove makeup out of brushes easier. Lastly not forgetting the cleansing gel and a spare 30 minutes, yep cleaning brushes can be time-consuming.

I like to wash my brushes separately too so I can make sure they are completely clean and get my full attention.
Steps 
1. It says to apply the cleansing gel first but for me, it falls off as soon as I apply water so I like to wet the brush beforehand. I apply an almond amount to every brush.. so at least 40 plus almond size squeezes every time.
2. I swirl my brushes under the warm water on my cleansing egg.
3. I tap the excess water on the side of the sink before placing the washed brush on the hand towel and repeat the process with the rest of the brushes.
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Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel | Review
My thoughts
Where do I start with this? I really had high hopes for this brush cleanser because I love the real techniques brushes but this for me was a major flop in my opinion. Getting the right amount of product was a blooding mission in itself and you could easily get way too much accidentally.

It doesn't foam much as at all and takes a lot of elbow grease (ffs) to actually clean the brushes with this cleansing gel, you need way more than you think till the brushes are clean. Some makeup was extremely hard to remove with this including eyebrow pomades, eyeliner gel and any eyeshadow that is like a foil.

For the money, it is rather expensive for the amount you get. I have used other brush cleaners that were cheaper that worked better which is a shame for this because as I said I just love the brand in general.

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Birchbox March 2019 Unboxing! | Review

Birchbox March 2019 Unboxing! | Review
It's that time of the month again and no I don't mean Im on my period LOL! Its subscription box time and the first one to come to my door is the fabulous Birchbox. This month's March 2019 box theme is 'You Go Girl' and the products inside this months box it has products that are fabulous at multitasking... which is fab because that's all I seem to do now lol! You also get 10% off the full-size products in this months box if you have been with them for 6 months or longer you get 15% off full-size products. 

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box and it could contain either 5 or 6 products. The products could either be haircare, makeup or skincare - or even all of them! The box costs £10 plus the price of P&P. 

** Spoiler Alert, I repeat Spoiler Alert** 
Birchbox March 2019 Unboxing! | Review
Inside March's Birchbox
The Beauty Crop 'You Go Girl' Bronzer Compact in Tanneries or Sardinia Sand 
(FULL SIZE)
You either get Tanneries or Sardinia Sand, I got Sardinia Sand. I love the name and the shimmery logo design on the compact but honestly, it does feel rather cheap and flimsy, unfortunately. The bronzer itself is quite nice and buttery with buildable pigmentation. The Beauty Crop is a cruelty-free brand. 

NUXE Creme Prodigieuse Boost Gel Cream in Normal to Combination Skin
(SAMPLE SIZE)
This is supposed to help restore skins radiance ( its got its work cut out with me because I am always tired lol) It is a lightweight matte gel and its jam-packed with precious jasmine flower to help protect skin from environmental factors. Simply use this after cleansing the skin. 

Generation Clay Ultraviolet Brightening Clay Mask
(SAMPLE SIZE)
This clay is packed with Australian superfruit Davidson plum with lime and aloe vera plus clay. It brightens, boosts hydration, reduces oil and minimises pores. Simply apply and leave for 10 minutes. Can't wait to try these as face masks are a great way to relax as well as being good for the skin.
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Dr PAWPAW Original Clear Balm
(FULL SIZE) 
I have tried this balm before and I just love it! It's a wonderful multitasker that boasts of natural healing qualities and also a moisturiser. For me personally, I like to use this on my lips to keep them hydrated and also to keep my brows shape all day. 

Number 4 Smoothing Balm 
(SAMPLE SIZE)
My hair is pretty dry and damaged so I can't wait to try this on my hair. It is a decent size sample so with my short hair it would probably do a few times. You simply apply to damp hair and style as usual as it protects against humidity and heat damage. 

**Something extra**

Charlotte Tilbury Scent Of A Dream 
(SAMPLE SIZE)
This is a multi-award winning perfume and I can understand why! It smells gorgeous. It has a blend of lemon, peach and black pepper with a heart of hypnotic florals - jasmine, tuberose, violet and patchouli and amber base notes. I use this on my pulse points and its one of only a few perfumes I can smell all day long. I am really tempted to buy the full-size version of this. 
Birchbox March 2019 Unboxing! | Review
My Thoughts 
This box hasn't been the best in my opinion and I would have to have to say its pretty mediocre which is a shame really. I do like a couple of the products in the box such as the 'Charlotte Tilbury - Scent of Dream' and also the ' Dr Pawpaw - original balm'. I did feel this months box was very sample extravaganza and the full-products were not brilliant, unfortunately.

Would I get another box... hmm its a little tougher to ask this, this time but I probably will give it another chance because previous boxes have been brilliant.
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Lush Goddess Bath Bomb | Review

I have seen Lush Goddess bath bomb quite a lot the past couple of months as many bloggers mention it and  I have seen it quite a bit on social media. I really wanted to know what the hype was about this unique shaped purple bath bomb. Apparently, the scent is so popular that Lush now have a range of Goddess products including soap and perfume. 

Anyways let us get on with the post, shall we?
 Design
A unique shape that's curved and ombre shades of lilacs and purple. It has to be the first lush bath bomb of this particular shape, I love it. 

Scent 
 I have to say the hype is well worth it with this bath bomb, it smells heavenly. Its key ingredients are 'Oudh Oil', 'Jasmine Absolute', 'Fair Trade Colombian Cocoa Butter' and 'Sandalwood Oil'. For me its the perfect blend of woody and floral scent, it's heavenly. I love the scent so much I am tempted to buy the perfume version of this.

In The Bath
When I put this in the bath ( eventually... LOL I love taking photos ) it actually floated around the bath instead of the usual just sinking to the bottom of the bath. It fizzed slowly in the bath for a few minutes giving spirals of lilac and purple until it melted to make the bath a milky lilac colour.

The bath water smelt heavenly and I could definatly smell the Oudh and jasmine. It was a lovely scent that just floated around the bathroom gently without being overpowering it was actually relaxing. 

I loved the feel of the water too, it felt like silk and almost milky, not sure if that makes sense but if you try this bath bomb you will know what I mean. I did feel like my skin was softer and more moisturised after using this. The smell was actually on my skin till the next days following afternoon ( until my next shower).

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List of ingredients
Sodium Bicarbonate Citric Acid Titanium Dioxide Jasmine Absolute Osmanthus Absolute Rose Oil Sandalwood Oil Oudh Oil Cream of Tartar Fair Trade Colombian Cocoa Butter Water (Aqua) Cornstarch Argan Oil Fair Trade Shea Butter Synthetic Fluorphlogopite Sodium Coco Sulfate Tin Oxide Cocamidopropyl Betaine Maltodextrin Laureth 4 Dipropylene Glycol *Eugenol *Limonene *Linalool Perfume Colour 77491 Colour 42090:1 Colour 45430:1 Colour 42090 Colour 19140 Colour 17200 Colour 45410
I can see what all the hype is about with the Goddess range because it is just gorgeous! I love the combination of smells it has especially the Oudh and jasmine, they are a match made in heaven. I like the shape of the bath bomb too because instead of sinking it just floats and fizzes around the bath until completely melted into beautiful lilac water. 

I am actually going to buy more of these soon because they are that nice!
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Goddess is available in the following
๐ŸŒธPerfume Oil
๐ŸŒธPerfume
๐ŸŒธSoap 
๐ŸŒธ Solid Perfume
๐ŸŒธ Wash Card


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