Sunday, 31 May 2020

A Skincare Self-Care Package from Antipodes

Hello everyone! 
At the start of lockdown, I was very fortunate to get a lovely email from Antipodes asking me if I would like a self-care package. I jumped at the chance as I love skincare products and being honest I felt a bit low at the start of lockdown as they have been so many changes during this uncertain time. They sent me some of their new products as well as some older favourites too. 

When the box came it was so tiny I found they may be only a small gift inside but nope, they was two skincare products and two lipsticks. Inside was the new Antipodes Baptise h20 hydrating gel, also new was the Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye cream. Lastly, they were two healthy lipsticks in the shades in Queenstown Hot chocolate and Forest Berry red. 

This post contains PR/gifted items, no paid content. All opinions are my own

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Soapscription By Bubble T | Review

Hello everyone!

I must admit I just love showers! Nothing beats having a shower in the morning to freshen you up for the day and also before bed before you put your pyjamas on. I have lost count on the amount of shower gel brands and fragrances I have tried over the years but one thing is for certain I have never heard of a shower gel subscription box before I got this Soapscription box by Bubble T

Every month you get to choose the fragrances you want and then you get them delivered. Inside is 2 full-size shower gels! When you subscribe you are in total control and you can cancel whenever you want.

This post contains PR/gifted items, no paid content. All opinions are my own

bubble t shower gel review

Monday, 25 May 2020

5 Things On My To-Do List After Lockdown

Hello everyone!

I know the lockdown sounds like its lasted forever and we don't know truly how long it's going to last after either. We know how important the lockdown is because of effects of COVID 19. I am not in a rush to do these things but I know they will come at the right time and I can tell you something.. I am excited about some more normality as lockdown can be hard for sure. 

They are so many things I miss that sometimes it can be upsetting thinking about them so I have decided to make a positive out of negative and write a post on what things I am looking forward to when the lockdown is finally over and they are no more coronavirus. 
5 Things On My To-Do List After Lockdown

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Love Locks by Lydia - Hair Growth Liquid: Does It actually Work? | Review

Hello Everyone!

When it comes to hair vitamins I am always a bit dubious on their claims in which they will help grow your hair faster and overall improve your hair health. Not only that but quite a lot of the times they can be expensive and most of them are pills or gummies which arent my cup of tea. 

I have tried a few different products to try help my hair quality over the years but I can't rate any of them. I was kindly sent a bottle of 'Love Locks Lydia's Liquid Hair Vitamins' to try! At first, I wasn't entirely consistent as I have a memory of a goldfish sometimes. But I got the gist and had it with breakfast.

This post contains PR/gifted items, no paid content. All opinions are my own

Love Locks by Lydia - Liquid Hair Growth Liquid: Does It actually Work? | Review

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Lockdown Dairy: I shaved off my hair...

Hello everyone!

Now you may be all wondering why on earth I have decided to go for a buzzcut! A few things came into a play to why I decided to do this, now more than ever.  My hair has been pretty darn damaged from the number of times I have dyed my hair and also bleaching it. I have lost count the number of times I have done the process throughout the years.

Now I can't complain I have enjoyed having so many different hairstyles and looks but my hair had enough recently as I overdid it with the hair bleach. I bleached my hair twice over the span of 2 days and my goodness it was so damaged and brittle that lots of it broke even by the slightest touch. I thought putting a dye over it would help with the damage but nope it didn't. It just looked patchy and super dry. They were only one thing for me to do...


Saturday, 2 May 2020

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Collection

Hello everyone! 

Just over a month ago, I was at home after dropping my kids to school when I got a knock on the door and it was the fabulous 'Milky Hydrating Collection from Pixi'! It was totally random and a lovely surprise. Skincare is defiantly important to me as I am knocking on 30s door and also have combination skin makes me want to get skincare right for me. Getting this collection was a much-needed boost for me as I love trying new skincare products.

My skincare routine has improved over the years and I would like to think I have a decent amount of knowledge on what works well for me so far. Finding products that work for me is a task and a half but most of the time Pixi sure delivers. 

This collection is cruelty-free and also vegan friendly too!

This post contains PR/gifted items, no paid content. All opinions are my own

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Collection
So what's in the collection?
They are 6 products in the collection which represent the steps to achieve softer and hydrated skin.

Step 1 - Remove 
This does exactly what it says on the bottle! It removes makeup easily! It has a pump action top which you apply to a face towel or face pads. You simply use circular motions to remove makeup including the most stubborn makeup such as waterproof mascara. It also makes skin feel more hydrated after use. 

Step 2 - Cleanse 
Next up you use a coin size amount of this daily use cleanser applying with circular motions and remove with warm water. This cleanser is enriched with moisturizing coconut extract, willow bark extract and skin-perfecting probiotics. 

Step 3 - Peel
This peel exfoliates the skin with natural ingredients which help minimize pores and condition the skin. The ingredients include coconut which nourishes, willow bark to refine pores and cellulose to exfoliate. Simply use this daily by applying to the skin, leaving it on for 2-3 minutes then washing off with warm water. 
I love the feel of this on my skin and washing it off my face feels smoother. I love this step so much! 

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Collection
Step 4 - Tone 
I am a huge fan of PIXI tonics and its a flip between the vitamin c and glow tonics which are so far my favourites. This milky tonic is soothing and balances the skin. Simply soak into a cotton pad or reusable towel and gently wipe over your face and down the neck. I like to use it in the mornings and also just before I go to bed at night.

Step 5 - Treat 
Not only does this soothe the skin but it also deeply hydrates and brightens the skin. The ingredients include rose flower extract, jojoba oil and aloe vera. I love the smell of this! You only need 2-3 drops cover your face and neck. It has a drop applicator included so its easy to get the right amount needed. 

Step 6 - Moisturise 
The final step is using this lotion! You can use this on your face and also on your body too. This adds instant hydration as well as long-term skin moisture. Ingredients inside include shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa seed extract for hydration and others including sweet almond extract and black oat extract. As with everything else in the collection, this smells gorgeous while at the same time softens my skin.   

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Collection
I am super happy with this collection and I have definitely found some new favourites! I think they came at the perfect time for me as I needed something to add to my self-care routine especially with what's going on in the world right now.  I love how refreshing the whole collection feels on my skin and I love using them in my skincare routine.

What do you think of the Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Collection? Which would you like to try

Mel x

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