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September Beauty Favourites

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Following on from Augusts Beauty Favourites so much has changed since then.. The schools started back and the biggest change of all - of course, its now autumn. The weather has changed so much since last month and thanks goodness for that as I am not really a fan of the weather when it's too hot. I much prefer the cooler weather in autumn. I love autumn colours, candles and the fashion. Autumn may be my favourite season of them all but my skincare and beauty routine do change quite a bit in the colder weather that's for sure.

Choosing Septembers beauty favourites was simple for sure because I used most of these items almost daily. Keep on reading to see what they are!
September beauty favourites
I am a huge fan of mac lipsticks because they are amazing quality, highly pigmented and they are long-lasting. Russian red has to be the favourite because it's a lovely autumn ready red and compliments my autumn outfits perfectly. Russian red is a retro red in a matte finish

How much? £17.50
Where to buy? MAC Counters and many online shops

This has to be my favourite eyebrow product ever! I have already bought 2 of these because they are amazing are defining brows and not only that it is so simple to use. Each pot is designed to perfection and the lids match the shades inside, they are 15 shades to choose from. I have in my collection "Blonde" and "Graphite". They have a creamy formulation and not only can they be used as an eyebrow pomade but they can also be used as an eyeliner or even an eyeshadow.

How much? £17 each
Where to buy? Debenhams instore and online.

Kat Von D 'Lock It' Powder Foundation
I personally don't use it as a foundation but I do use it as a contour and bronzer. I was shown a variety of products for countering in Debenhams and thought this was just amazing. Inside you have 9g of product and also a handy mirror, it always has a foundation pad inside if wanted to be used as a foundation. I love how easy this is to use and only a small amount works wonders on creating a lovely countered look.

How much? £27
Where to buy? Debenhams instore and online.

September beauty favourites
I have had a few makeup brushes over the years but I have never owned a contour makeup brush. Basically, before I would just a fan or a blush brush and they were fine but I never got the definition I was after.. until I bought this makeup contour brush! Its just amazing with its sparkly design and bristles are soft yet easy to get a sharp or soft definition with bronzer. This is part of the volume 1 collection of brush crush from real techniques.

Price? £11
Where to buy? Superdrug stores and online

This is from Kat Von D 10th anniversary collection and my goodness this highlighter is my all time favourite highlighter (so far). It is highly pigmented and so sparkly too, so every time I move or when I go into the sunshine it sparkles ( not like Edward Cullen though hahaha).
I love the packaging with this highlighter but its not the easiest to take photos off as it almost like a mirror ha!

Price? £25
Where to buy? Debenhams stores and online

Until recently I didn't wear perfume very often but for some reason, I wear it most days now. I like to change my fragrance a lot but Alien is a fragrance I keep coming back too. This fragrance is woody and floral scent as its main scent is jasmine. The bottle looks amazing doesn't it?


Price? Start at £45
Where to buy? Perfume shops online and instore.





What beauty products did you like this month?

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Colour Freedom Pink Pizazz | Review

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Over the years I have dyed my hair so many times and I have actually dyed my hair pink in the past but it didn't go the way I wanted as my hair was damaged at the time and I just gave up on it... until now. I recently got my hair back blonde so I decided to give bright pink hair a go again!

It took me ages to decide on which pink hair dye to buy because my goodness they are so many different brands and also so many shades of pink to choose from too. I decided to go for 'Colour Freedom' in the shade pink pizazz. Colour Freedom sell a variety of different semi-permanent hair dyes from blondes, vibrant to pastels.
Colour Freedom Pink Pizazz Review
The application was simple enough once I followed the instructions. I washed my hair with shampoo then towel dried my hair than using the gloves that were included I applied this to my hair like I do with my conditioner, I avoided near the scalp. The formulation smelt amazing and very fruity and the consistency was very much like a deep conditioner, very thick yet silky.

It says to leave on the hair for up to 30 minutes and the longer you leave it on your hair the more vibrant it will become. I left it on my hair for the maximum time of 30 minutes and washing it out was pretty simple, just like washing out a conditioner really but messier...

I really did love Pink Pizazz at first as its such a lovely shiny vibrant hot pink but every time I washed my hair it was so messy and unfortunately faded very quickly. The good thing about colour freedom is the bottles are pretty big at 150ml and you can reuse the product if they are any left. You may need to buy new ones everytime if your hair is long/thick.

This hair dye is free from any harsh chemicals and peroxides. The formula is a treat for the hair as it contains shea butter and argan oil which help to nourish the hair and give the hair a lovely natural shine.

As you can see in the photo below my hair was very light blonde and pink pizazz worked pretty well on my hair. I do like how pink it made my hair at first and it does say that it lasts 6-10 washes but for me, it simply didn't last that long before fading so much, I would say it faded drastically within the second wash which is a shame because I do love it.
Colour Freedom Pink Pizazz
My thoughts
As much as I loved Colour Freedom Pink Pizazz at first it simply faded too much for me to want to buy it again. I did love how nice it smelt and also how simple it was to apply as well. It also made my hair look very glossy and shiny when I first used it which I was very happy about.

This hair dye is available in Superdrug with a variety of other products including vibrant hair dyes like blue, red and orange just as well as blondes and a pasteliser. They cost £6.99 each

I think I may try Manic Panic or Arctic Fox next time for a pink hair dye, what brand suggestions do you think?


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T2 Tea Boho Rose Loose Leaf | Review

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Now you may think oh Mel is always banging on about the coffee they have to be no way she loves tea just as much... well actually I love them both and it depends on my mood on which one I have and also it depends on the time of day too. When it comes to tea I am usually quite simple and usually just have a Tetley tea with milk and sugar and I rarely try any other flavours let alone any loose tea.

I decided recently to challenge myself to give loose tea a try so I went to my local T2 Tea which is located on Buchanan Street, just a few shops down from Frasers. T2 has so many colourful boxes of different flavoured teas all over the store, it is like a tea fans dream. 
T2 Tea Boho Rose Loose Leaf  Review
As soon as we went into the store you can see many different flavours of tea. The good thing about the display is you can see the names of the tea and also a description of what they taste like too.

Not only do they sell an amazing variety of different tea flavours but they also sell many different tea accessories too such as the teapots, cups and also loose tea strainers. All of them stand out and are vibrant. I must get a loose teapot soon that's for sure.

Choosing which tea to buy first was hard because all of the flavours sound amazing. I tried a few different teas but it wasn't hard to choose which one to try first... it had to be the limited edition Boho Rose. Now Boho rose is basically a refreshing tea that tastes like Turkish delight from Istanbul with a lovely pistachio nutty taste to it.

The box gives you simple instructions on how much loose tea you need to brew and also for how long you need to brew it as well. I bought a small teapot that basically your pour hot water in and inside it has a tea strainer that infuses the loose leaf into the hot water. It takes up to 7 minutes to infuse but less than that if you prefer a less stronger tea.
T2 TEA GLASGOW
Once the tea has infused its ready to pour and enjoy. I personally find it sweet enough on its own but for some, it's nice to have a little sugar, honey or agave nectar.

It becomes a lovely rose colour once you pour it as you can see from the photos. The aroma of the tea is very floral and sweet with the rose with an edge of nuttiness, it really is just divine. This tea does taste delicious hot but I am sure it would also taste amazing iced too, it all just depends on your preference on how you like your tea. 

The actual box contains 175g of product and each cup takes 5g of product so that means each cube contains roughly 35 cups of tea. I think that the price tag of £15 is very reasonable as it tastes so nice and the price per cup costs around 43p per cup which is a lot cheaper than going to Starbucks or Costa.
trying t2 tea
Overall I am very impressed with this tea and 100% buy it again. It has a very nice taste and its nice to have a change every now and again so this tea is a nice treat. They also have a tea society in which you can join to save 10% off your first order and also lots of other benefits including pressies and freebies.

T2 can be bought online and can also be found in stores around the UK and also around the world too. More info can be found on their website.

More info
https://www.t2tea.com/en/uk/

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Illamasqua Shiver Palette

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If you remember a few backs when I posted about my latest TK MAXX haul I actually totally forgot to mention that I actually found myself some amazing Illamasqua products too. It has been ages since I last bought any Illamasqua products so thought it was time to treat myself, especially when it was all half price or less mwahaha. In my haul, I bought this palette called "shiver palette' and also the 'precision abyss eyeliner' and also something I have wanted to try for years ....'beyond veil primer'.


The Illamasqua shiver palette has another similar palette called 'Delirious' which has a similar package which is red. I wanted the blue one as I wanted cooler tones as I have a lot of warmer tone eyeshadow palettes. Shiver cost £36 when it was released but now its had a whopping price drop and now its a bargain price of £18. It has 8 highly pigmented shades in the palette which are a mixture of shimmery and matte. 
illamasqua shiver palette
First Impressions
I have never actually bought an Illamasuqa eyeshadow palette before but I have tried the single eyeshadows that they have and I was impressed with them. This palette looks amazing with its stand out blue and black design with its unique shape.

The box it comes in stands out and it matches the palette. I love the name of the eyeshadows inside the palette too. 

Shades included Shiver!
Fist
Obsidian
Rim
Solitude
Splinter 
Rive
Fragment 
Blast
Illamasqua Shiver Palette review
Packaging
Sorry to say even though the packaging has the most amazing design the actual packaging feels very cheap and cardboard like which is a shame really.

Texture
The shadows are almost buttery and remind me of too faced eyeshadows. The blend easily and easily applies to the eyelids.

Pigmentation
They are highly pigmented and work wonderfully well on their own or blended with each other or other eyeshadow palettes. My favourite has to be 'Fist' which is a gorgeous shimmery silver.

Finish
They are a selection of both matte and shimmery shades in this palette. They can be used alone or together.

Lasting Power
The shimmery shadows work best for this as they are shimmery all day long. The mattes are really good but for me personally, I find they fade quicker than the shimmery shadows during the day. 
Illamasqua Shiver Palette  swatches and makeup look
My Thoughts
I am very happy that I found this palette as it has very high-quality shadows inside it, its just a shame that the packaging is pretty poor and I can imagine it not lasting long at all as it feels quite flimsy. As I said above the shimmery shades are my favourite, especially Fist. Most of the shades are long lasting and they all blend together perfectly.

Now, as much as I love this palette I am so glad I got it on sale because for me it is not worth the full price of £36 since the packaging isn't brilliant but I am glad I have it because the quality of the eyeshadows is second to none.

Since this eyeshadow palette is going to be discontinued I would definitely recommend it still seeing as its a good price for amazing quality eyeshadows.

Have you tried Illamasqua makeup before? if so what are your favourites?

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Pink Parcel Review - September 2018

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Following on from last months August's Pink Parcel I decided to keep the subscription going seeing as its a great addition to have during a time of the month which is unpleasant for me and I am sure it is for many people! PCOS sucks so I can't guess when to get this delivered so I always seem to miss it which is annoying.

Everyone months box is different apart from the essentials which are always including such as the tampons and/or pads. You could also get food, skincare or beauty products. The box is £12.99 a month and you can cancel or suspend your subscription at any time.

This months box theme is 'EVE EDIT' which is a charity that raises awareness and funds research of five types of gynaecological cancer- womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.

So what's in the parcel? 

Beauty Pro Nourishing Collagen Sheet Mask with Olive Extract
I also got another beauty pro sheet mask in my September glossy box so I am definitely treating my skin this month. This is an anti ageing face mask that you simply leave on for 20 minutes. It contains marine collagen, vitamin C and aloe vera which work in harmony to restore radiance, boost skins elasticity and combat fine lines.

Full Size 
Price: £4.95 for one mask

Anatomicals No Old Bags Allowed Revitalising Eye Gel
Simply apply a small dab under the eyes for an instant refreshment and hydration. It contains orange flower water and arnica which are non-sticky and fast absorbing. It is a sample size so its perfect for just throwing your bag for travelling.

Sample Size
Price: £4.79 for 15ml

Drink Me Chai Free From Chai Latte
I love to drink me chai, it's a lovely sweet and spicy chai that is the perfect treat in autumn. This is one serving and is made with natural sweeteners, cinnamon, no added sugar and also caffeine-free.

One serving
Price: £2.50 for 250g

Seed and Bean Cornish Sea Salt & Lime
Now, this fushion is just heavenly! I have never tried chocolate that has salt in nevermind lime and you know something? it goes perfectly! This chocolate is fair trade and has organic ingredients.

Full Size
Price: £1.20
 Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pencil in Black 
Now Pixi is a brand that I just love! I have a few beauty products from the brand now and I just love them all so his eye pencil is definitely a welcome addition. This has a long lasting formula that lasts all day and is waterproof.

Travel Size
Price: £12 for full size

skinChemists Rose Quartz Lip Plump
Now I know a lot of people love these products but unfortunately they aren't for me. I am not keen on the glossy effect or the way this feels on my lips. It has a lovely peppermint smell and has an easy to use applicator.

Full Size
Price: £24.90 for 8ml

Percy & Reed Radiance Reavling Invisible Dry Shampoo
Now I just love dry shampoos as they are a great quick fix when you don't have the time or just need to add volume to your hair. I have never tried this brand before so I am rather excited to give it a try

Travel Size
Price: £12.50 for 150ml

My thoughts
Now as much as I love this box I am not sure if I will buy another seeing as my periods are so darn unpredictable. I do love this month treats inside the box and I am sure that they will all be amazing. I will definitely be buying the seed and bean chocolate again, it was lovely. I also love the brand Pixi so that's definitely made me want to try out more of the brand.

You can find out more about Pink Parcel here to see what subscriptions they have to offer and also to see what's in their pink shop.








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Secret Scent Box Review - September 2018

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I just love getting subscription boxes, they are so much fun because every month has different products and you never know until you open up the box, its like a mini Christmas right?

This is the first time I got a Secret Scent Box and let me tell you a little more about it. They are 2 different boxes to choose from; a Mens Box and Woman's Box. This box is perfect if your undecided on which perfume to buy and like to have a choice of perfumes. Brands that could be included in the boxes could be designer fragrance. 

In the box is 3, 3ml each fragrance in each box and they could be any designer or brand name fragrance. The box is letterbox friendly and also its free delivery so all you need to pay is the £15 a month subscription. You can cancel the box whenever.
Secret scent box review September 2018
What's inside the box?

 Elizabeth Arden - Red Door
This was named after the famous red door from the spas of Elizabeth Arden. This is a floral based scent which is great as I love floral scents. This has top notes of rich freesia, lily of the valley,  wild violets. Middle notes of Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang and red roses. It has base notes of Sandalwood, Oak Moss and Spicy Vetiver. 

Cartier Baiser Vole 
Now I have always wanted to try something from this brand so getting this I was so blooming excited I can tell you. This perfume is based on the lily flower. This has top notes of Lily, Citrus and Middle notes of Lily. It has base notes of Lily and Green notes. This is definitely my favourite fragrance in the box, it is just lovely. 

Joop - WOW! Women 
This is a very new perfume as it was just launched just this year. It has a rose infusion with wild raspberry. It has top notes of wild raspberry, rose infusion and middle notes of Red Rose and Peony. It has base notes of White Musk. I am so tempted to buy the full-size version of this now as it smells lovely and I have never owned a Joop perfume before. 

secret scent box
My thoughts
I just love the Secret Scent Box! It is nice to have 3 surprise perfumes a month because you know something?  I am super picky when it comes to fragrances so getting 3 different ones to try and alternate during the month makes me very happy indeed. 

I love each of the fragrances in the box and would 100% get this box again. The bottles are travel-friendly and you can easily take them with you in your handbag. I am quite tempted to gets the Men's Scent box now too. 

Want to know more about Secret Scent Box? Check out their website here where you can see what they have to offer. 

Get 50% off your first box with the code: OCT50





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Mo Bro's Signature Wooden Box Collection

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Before anyone asks.. no, I am not growing a beard but I have a very kind family member who tried out this amazing 'Mo Bro's Signature wooden box collection' on their beard as they are trying to take care of it more while growing it. 

Mo Bro's was founded by 3 brothers who were competing to grow facial hair for Movember but were surprised to see the lack of quality and affordable beard and moustache products. In 2014 they founded Mo Bro's and they sell a variety of high-quality beard and moustache products. They are dedicated to sourcing the best ingredients while making sure they natural, ethical and from sustainable sources while caring for skin and hair.

You may have seen them on Dragons Den way back in May 2017 when they secured an investment by 2 dragons into their brand! 
Mo Bro's Signature Wooden Box Collection
 Now they are many beard and moustache products available on the website but I will go through the ones that have been kindly testing out. I chose this customised box to review and also chose the fragrance of the products inside too.

This box is the ultimate gift for anyone with a moustache or beard. It can be customised and contains a variety of beard styling and maintenance products. They are 8 different scents to choose from and I went for winter spice.

Fragrances to choose from

  • Vanilla and Mango
  • Cedarwood
  • Sandalwood
  • Sweet Mint
  • Orange Bergamont 
  • Winter Spice
  • Summer Spice
  • Unscented.


What's inside the box?

Moustache Wax 15ml
 This is a very helpful product for anyone wanting to style or shape their moustache. Simply warm between fingers and style as you wish.

 Beard Oil 50ml
 Just like hair beards need nourishment too. This provides nourishment to the beard while at the same time taming the beard too.

Beard Balm 25ml 
 Now as a beard grows they can be a little harder to tame so that's where this comes in. This softens, moisturises and conditions the beard which in turn helps to style the beard the way you want.
Mo Bro's Signature Wooden Box Collection
Beard wash 50ml 
Just like out hair beards need their own specific wash. This wash helps cleanse the beard whilst removing dirt and grime leaving the beard feeling fresh and smelling amazing.

Accessories
Now, this box has accessories galore! Not only does it have the amazing box it comes with ( you can use this to store all the products) but it has other amazing items too to help keep beards and moustaches in tip-top condition.

-Grooming Scissors
-Beard Comb
-Travel Bag
-Beard Brush
-Pocket Mirror

How much?
This box of amazing products costs £42 which I think is a bargain considering you get so many products for your money. Not only do you get washes, balms and wax but you get some many essentials too.
Mo Bro's Signature Wooden Box Collection
My Thoughts 
The winter spice scent is just lovely and is very retro, it reminds me of the one million perfume. The beard wash helps detangle beards and it is also brilliant for washing the beard especially if you accidentally drop food or spill a drink into your beard. The beard and moustache waxes are just amazing, they style the moustache and beard to perfection. 

If you like a curled moustache then that's no problem and if you want your beard to stay in place all day well the beard balm helps out with that too. They is everything you need in here if you have a beard or moustache to style.  

Not only do they smell amazing and work well at styling they have some very helpful ingredients in them too which help keep the beard soft and nourished which is also important when looking out for something to style with.

Check out more about Mo Bros' on their website below








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Glossybox - September 2018

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Following on from last months Pride Glossybox, I had high hopes for this months box. This months box is back to its iconic pink so no theme this months box design. Seeing as its September the box is called Back to School Edition and the contents have been designed to support people going back to work, school or university after the summer holidays and each product can simply put your handbag.

They are 6 products in the box and 5 of the products are full size and are worth over £65!!

*This post contains a spoiler of whats inside Septembers Glossybox*
Glossybox September 2018
 What's inside the box?

BeautyPro - Detoxifying Bubbling Mask with Activated Charcoal 
I just love face masks so can't wait to try this! Now, this contains charcoal (which is a miracle worker for blemish prone skin) and extracts of lime, lemon, apple, orange and grapefruit which all help to detox the skin, refine pores and reduce oil.

I have never tried a bubble mask before so I am excited to try this out and see if it helps refine my pores and just simply give my skin some TLC. Beauty Pro is cruelty-free

Full Size - RRP £4.95.

Daily Concepts - Your Facial Mini Scrubber 
This is made in America and is made with soy and natural cotton which helps create a rich lather. It's apparently ok for sensitive skin as its been dermatologically and allergy tested. It is a handy size and is also cruelty-free.

Full-Size - RRP £8.85

Bang Beauty - Eyebrow Cream 
I just love brow products and I just love my Kat Von D eyebrow pomades so I am excited to give this brand a try. Eyebrow creams are a great way to get HD brows at home as it also contains a mini eyebrow brush which helps get angles and definition. Eyebrow creams for me last so much longer than powders and last up to 12 hours.

I can't wait to give this brand a try as I have loved previous products from Bang Beauty before.

Full-Size - RRP £16.80

Glossybox September 2018
Karl Lagerfeld + Model Co - Lip Liner Rosewood 
 I haven't even used a lip liner in ages as most lipsticks I use I don't think need it, now I know many will say its best to use a lip liner but im not won over yet so we will see how this lip liner goes.

This liner has a creamy formula and a subtle colour too, apply directly to the contour of the lips to create the illusion of a fuller pout.

Full Size - RRP £25

Grow Gorgeous - Scalp Detox
Now my scalp could do with a detox as my hair gets dyed a lot. This contains pomegranate enzymes and natural castor oil bead that remove impurities that block your roots leaving a healthier scalp for hair growth. Now that sounds amazing so I am excited to see how well this works for me.

Deluxe Mini 50ml  - worth £7.37 (full size is 190ml and costs £28)

Wet Ones - Be Fresh Antibacterial Wipes
Now I do love to carry around antibacterial wipes around with me and currently use the one from Lidl. Wet Ones kill 99.9% of bacteria and are gentle on the skin as they PH balanced and dermatologically tested.

Full-Size - RRP £1.19
Glossybox - September 2018
My Thoughts
Love this months box and I am sure I will be using all the products for sure. My favourite product in the box has to be the face mask as I have wanted to try a bubble mask for quite a while now. I am also super happy with the bang beauty eyebrow cream as LOVE styling my brows

Glossybox costs £10 a month and £3.25 P&P. This month you can get your first box for just £8 with the code: FIRST.

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Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

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Can you believe its September already? This year is going by so quickly and I am already excited about Christmas and Halloween. With autumn and winter around the corner, my skincare routine has changed a little bit as in the colder months my lips and hands tend to get drier so lip balms and hand creams are a must for me. 

I usually have a couple of lip balms to choose from but they basically ran out at the same time, so I needed a lip balm and that's why I decided to give Burt's Bees lip balms a try while I was shopping in Holland & Barret. I have been wanting to try Burt's Bees for a while now so I am glad I finally have. 
Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm
About the Brand 
Burt's Bees was founded in Maine over 30 years ago and it started by using unused beeswax from hives by a friendly beehive keeper called Burt.  The brand has gone from strength to strength since then and is the brand we love today. 

Today they are 180 different Burt's Bees products and all of them are at least 99% natural. They are one of the worlds leading brands of natural products.

Products they have to offer to include makeup, skincare and their iconic lip balms and another bonus is they are cruelty-free. 

Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm
Packaging 🌕
They are basically wrapped in a single layer of plastic to protect the product from being opened before you buy it. The lip balms bottle is very nicely designed with the colour lid that corresponds to what scent it is. Seeing as mine is grapefruit the lid is pink.
Texture 🌕
The texture is firm yet soft but the temperature of your lips helps to melt the balm effortlessly onto the lips. 
Scent/Fragrance 🌕

This one is a lovely fresh grapefruit scent which smells exactly like a freshly cut grapefruit. Other scents in the range include mango, coconut & pear and many more. 
What are its benefits? 🌕

Now that's the key question, right? Well, it is 100% natural, chemical free and it's also cruelty-free.  It is also infused with grapefruit oil to moisturize and renew the lips. Perfect to keeps lips soft and hydrated especially if you're prone to dry lips like me. 


 Burt's Bees lip balms are cruelty-free and vegetarian-friendly. 🐰
Burt's Bees  Lip Balm  review
How I use it
I use this product either by taking it with me in my handbag and use it every time my lips need hydrated. I also use it in my skincare routine which includes my favourite products like skinirvana beauty oil and XO Balm which I use in the morning and also just before I go to bed. I really try and avoid getting dry lips because it hurtssssss getting dry and cracked lips.
My Thoughts
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I don't know why it took me so long to try this brand because it has to be the best lip balm I have ever tried and used. It has kept my lips feeling soft and a perfect base for my liquid lipsticks and also to use on its own. 

Burt's Bees are available online and in stores like Holland and Barretts and boots. It costs £3.99 for 4.25g of product. More info here.

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Skinirvana Original Formula Beauty Oil

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Skin oils are a bit of love-hate relationship with me as I know they can have amazing benefits for the skin but so far the ones I have tried have just left my skin feeling greasy or worse break my skin out into spots which isn't ideal and can be darn right painful at times. My skin type is a combination so maybe that's a factor but I am sure you can understand why Im a bit dubious of them but intrigued at the same time to try facial oils.

I never even knew about skin oils until a couple of years ago when I won one in a competition. It was then I read the benefits about them and also seen the market of how many they are available out there.  Since then I have tried about 6 different facial oils and most I don't really like but you know I always have high hopes for every new brand and product I try.
Skinirvana Original Formula Beauty Oil
 The Brand
It was founded by the founder of Skinirvana because she wanted a product that would be gentle on the skin as she suffered from eczema and rosacea by using other skincare brands. So she wanted a product that was kind to the skin and was natural.

Skinirvana has 2 different oils available; one is the original and one is delicate for people with more sensitive skin. 

Skinirvana Original Formula Beauty Oil review
  Packaging 🌕
What can I say.. its just stunning isn't it? It comes in a tube with a lovely design as you see in the photos. The bottle itself is very well made and the product itself looks like a high-end item and also very sturdy with its nice glass and drop applicator lid. 

Texture 🌕
The oil itself is very light and reminds me of the texture of my dr botanicals oils. It is very smooth but yet has a warming effect.

Scent/Fragrance 🌕
This has a floral yet earthy scent too it. It has Juniperberry oil, Apricot oil, Rosehip oil, Sea Buckthorn oil, Neroli oil, Lavender oil and Geranium oil. As you can see by the ingredients it contrasts both earthy yet floral and my goodness it has to be the nicest smelling skincare product I have tried. 


What are its benefits? 🌕

Now that's the key question, right? Well, it is 100% natural, chemical free and its also cruelty. It has 95% organic ingredients and it is also vegan-friendly.

The oils in this help to detox and to also rehydrate the skin. They also work together to regenerate the skin, help heal skin exposed to environmental exposure as well as the natural ageing process. 

 Skinirvana oils are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. 🐰

Skinirvana Original Formula Beauty Oil
How to use?
You can use this up to twice a day with your moisturiser, once in the morning and once at nighttime if you wish. Simply apply a couple of drops of the oil in your hands then warm it up and apply to your neck and on your face. Applying upwards gently and avoiding the eye area ( only use eye skincare products as the eye area is very delicate).

My thoughts
It works wonders and I am just chuffed. This has to be the first oil I have used that didn't break out my skin and makes my skin feel so soft and fresh. It has such a lovely floral scent that I have had people complimenting asking about it and I just can't help but mention this oil.

I use this in the morning with my moisture and also at night time just before I go to bed. It does take a few minutes to soak into the skin but the wait is well worth it because it hydrates the skin and my goodness my skin does need that because it can get dehydrated and dry in parts sometimes, especially in the autumn and winter months.

My combination skin can be sensitive at times but this didn't irritate it at all and now I can see the benefits of beauty oils. This is definitely my go-to beauty oil right now.

The Skinirvana Original Beauty Oil and Delicate Beauty Oil cost £45 each and are available on their website by clicking on the links.













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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick - Madison Review

Hi Everyone! 🌙

I just love shopping in TKMAXX, it's like a treasure trove of amazing brands that have massive price reductions. I usually shop here for candles, clothes and sometimes beauty products. Now as much as I love getting the massive price reductions it can be rare at times to find brands you want and if you do sometimes they have been opened or the product has been broken. But never the less its worth checking instore to see what's in; last week I found some lovely candles and seen that the Halloween products were back *yay!* and also found this gem... Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick 'Madison' for £10 compared to its retail price of £20.

Anastasia Beverly Hills is a huge beauty brand that sells a variety of makeup products. They are most known for their eyeshadow palettes and their Dipbrow pomades and that's where I first discovered the brand for myself  a couple of years back. ABH is a cruelty-free brand. 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks Review
 Packaging 🌕
The box on this liquid lipstick is very nice and it stands out very well, I found it very easy when shopping in Tkmaxx because it looks so nice. The actual liquid lipstick tube is lovely too with the brand's name printed on the front of the bottle and also the screw on lid is silver. 

Texture 🌕
It has a very smooth and silky texture and doesn't feel like a matte or liquid lipstick at all when you first apply it. It almost reminds me of a creme lipstick applying this.

Shade Description 🌕
A vibrant plum magenta and a similar lipstick I have to this is the Ariana Grande Viva Glam Lipstick. It's very electric and stands out.  

Finish  🌕
Even though this applies like a creme lipstick the finish of this lipstick is matte. Once applied it takes a couple of minutes for the lipstick to go matte completely. It doesn't feel heavy at all and is pretty much weightless on the lips. 

Lasting Power 🌕
I heard some good and some bad reviews about the liquid lipsticks from Anastasia Beverly Hills but honestly, I don't have anything bad about this to say. This lipstick is very long lasting and lasts 6 hours without the need for reapplication most of the time ( apart from times when I eat something like fries etc) It stays well with coffee and most foods. 

Rating: 5/5 🌟
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Madison Review
 I am very happy with my purchase and would 100% try more of the lipsticks in the range. I love how long they last and the fact the colour stays vibrant all day long without fading or cracking. It is very comfortable to wear as its pretty much weightless on the lips.

As with all the liquid lipsticks from the brand they are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly too. I am looking forward to testing this lipstick with more makeup creations. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick  Madison
Above are photos of my lipstick after wearing it for 5 hours, it looked great and only needed one reapplication.

Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks cost £20 each and you find more info on them on their website link here

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