Tuesday, 15 September 2020

I went back to Gym: After Lockdown

Hello everyone ❤

It seems like forever ago when the gyms shut at the start of Lockdown back in March. During the lockdown, I have to say my fitness levels did suffer as I didn't do as much exercise with restrictions and also me being super nervous of the virus put a dampener on things. I have been a member of the gym for a few years now so I was wondering how it would be when it opened up again. 

England opened their gyms in July but here in Scotland, it was nearer the end of August for them to open again with restrictions of course. Now I have to admit I was super nervous going back to the gym after all the time off and of course, the worry of COVID 19 was niggling in the back of my mind. 

I went back to Gym: After Lockdown


Monday, 14 September 2020

Dying my Hair with Bleach London Super Cool Colour Lavender Vida Loca | Review

Hello everyone! ❤

If you follow me on Instagram/Twitter, you may have noticed I have changed my hair! I thought I'd tell you all my experience of how I got my hair the way it is now. 

I have lost count of the number of times I have changed my hair. It has been dyed it a variety of different colours over the years from blonde, pink to bright red. It has been so many times that even my gran says what colour hair does she have now LOL. A couple of weeks ago I decided to give the blonde a whirl again and while choosing a dye I seen this gorgeous shade 'Lavender Vida Loca' by Bleach London and I just knew I just had to try it! 

Bleach London has become way more popular over the years and it's easy to spot their products in many high street shops and supermarkets. I got mine in Superdrug while shopping for other toiletries and skincare. They have a good variety of dyes, haircare and bleach. 

I really think I chose this one because I love Ricky Martins song Living 'la Vida Loca, such a classic! 

Bleach London Super Cool Colour Lavender Vida Loca | Review

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Pixi Beauty Summer Makeup Picks

We are on the very end of summer now but I don't know about you guys but I am going to make the most of it while I can, especially with 2020 being such a crazy year. Pixi has sent me a package of their summer best selling makeup so I thought I'd try them for a while and tell you all about them. 

Inside the personalised tote bag, they sent me was a few goodies that fit perfectly in the tote bag! Let's see my thoughts on each so far... 

Saturday, 29 August 2020

XX Revolution - Haul & First Impressions

XX Revolution - First Impressions
Makeup Revolution has been a drugstore beauty brand staple of mine and I am sure others for a few years now. They have a few brands under their brand already include Revolution Pro, Skincare and Makeup Obsession. XX Revolution is a new sub-brand that a good selection of makeup and skincare to choose from, I chose a random selection of things I needed.  

Now I first noticed XX Revolution advertised on the Makeup Revolution Instagram page and the first thing I noticed was the packaging and I knew I had to try it out for myself. XX Revolution is based on the new decade and the evolution of skincare and makeup. 

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Triyit - The Perfect Picnic Campaign Box

Hello everyone! 

Triyit is a product discovery club in which you try new products for free. Its a UK based company and it's similar to the Influenster box. All you need to do is go on their website https://triyit.co.uk/ and fill out a personal profile of things you like, diet and things like that. They will contact you if you are successful in a campaign. No need for more forms to fill after the first just an email to confirm you want a box and also to see if you address is correct. 

I have had a few of the Triyit boxes now (not all but ones i am matched with) This boxes theme is 'The Perfect Picnic' and the products inside are full-sized products that are perfect to take on a picnic. 

Let's see whats in the box, shall we?

Sunday, 9 August 2020

July Empties: Beauty Products I've Used

July Empties:  Beauty Products I've Used
Hello, everyone! 
I can't remember the last time I did an empties post but I decided to do them again as I was cleaning my room and I found so many products that needed recycled. So instead of doing that straight away I got my camera out and took a picture of them all and decided to share with you all my opinions on each of these products. 

Anyways I am glad I found these because I have been meaning to do these kinda posts for months so its definalty a kick start for me to do these again. Most of these I have bought myself except for the Ark Skincare.

So let's see whats empty and my thoughts on them

Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Golden Girl Oil
£9.99 for 50ml 
My hair may not be blonde anymore but my hair has been bleached so I like using serums to help keep my hair more manageable. This serum can be used on damp hair to make more manageable and also to dry hair to make hair more smooth. 

I really like this. serum as its lightweight on the hair and leaves no residue on hands after. Even though this is meant for bleached blondes I think it worked so well on my hair to keep it more manageable. I would defiantly get this again one day, it is great. 

Bull Dog Skincare Sensitive Moisturiser 
£6.00 for 100ml
I personally didn't use this but my partner did. He enjoyed using it and always remembered to use it every morning and evening without fail. It has no smell which is a bonus and works well under an SPF cream. 

The formula is great as it hydrates the skin without any greasy sticky residue and just leaves the skin feeling soft. It is a good price as he likes it and works well for him. He would repurchase this. 

Ark Skincare Age Protect Skin Vitality Moisturizer *(gifted)
£35 for 55ml
This is the first time I have used a pump-action moisturiser and I did like it because you get the right amount each time and it's easy to clean after. It's rich in antioxidants and leaves skin feeling clean, radiant and vibrant. I liked using this in the morning after cleansing, toning followed by an eye cream. I mix some serum with this sometimes if I feel my skin needs more TLC. 

As much as I loved this moisturiser I won't repurchase as id get something for 30 plus skin from now on. 

Moroccan Oil Treatment Orignal 
£13.45p for 25 (larger sizes available)
This oil is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil which has to strengthen properties and vitamins for shine enhancing. This oil was a hit for us because it detangles hair effortlessly and makes much more manageable but at the same time leaving hair soft.

I really love this oil, it works wonders on my hair especially with the damage from the bleach. Even though it's on the expensive side I do think it's worth it for me. I would repurchase. 

OGX Beauty Kukui Oil Anti-Frizz Hydrating Oil
£8.99 for 118ml
I used this for my partners and my kid's hair to calm the frizz and make it easier for me to style. It has a nice refreshing smell but I did find it a touch on the sticky side on hands but it easily washes off. I don't know if it helped with how the hair looks but it did make brushing a bit easier.

Even though this product was ok I do have more favourites out there that work better in my opinion. 

I hope you enjoyed this post! I will hopefully be adding more of these whenever I have used more products up. More in-depth products reviews here and they're too :)

What products have you used up in July? 

Until next time Mel x 
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Friday, 31 July 2020

Beautaniq Beauty Guardian Angel Revitalising Eye Gels

Beautaniq Beauty is a skincare brand I have never heard of before but I recently got a few months back in a Glossybox. I have tried my fair share of eye gels over the years and even though they are a brilliant thing for self-care... skincare wise they don't make such a difference as claims say well in my opinion that is.

Beautaniq Beauty is a cruelty-free skincare brand which likes to keep their ingredients as simple as possible.  All of their products are vegan friendly and contain no parabens, PEGS, phthalates or sulphates. They have a moderate selection of products from eye gels, sheet masks and a small selection of makeup

My first thoughts when I saw the Guardian Angel revitalising eye gels is that they look unique with their angel wing design. With the name, it kinda reminds me of the scene in Grease when they sing beauty school dropout LOL!