Saturday, 8 December 2018

theBalm Alternative Rock Vol.1 Face Palette review

Hey guys! It’s the time of year for Christmas and New Year parties, so we’re all looking for some new makeup to jazz up the party season. Today I’m here with a nice sparkly makeup palette which is just perfect to add some shimmer to your festive makeup.

theBalm Alternative Rock Vol.1 face palette
theBalm Alternative Rock Vol.1 face palette

theBalm have recently released two face palettes called theBalm Alternative Rock Vol.1 and Vol.2. They’re designed to be a rock style colour palette that features six eyeshadows, a bronzer/shadow, blush/shadow and highlighter/shadow. They’re all complimentary shades that can be mixed and matched to create either a daytime or nighttime look using just the one palette. 

I have theBalm Alternative Rock Vol.1 face palette to talk to you about today which features the pinkier, girlier shades in comparison to Alternative Rock Vol.2 which features more nude shades.

theBalm Alternative Rock Vol.1 face palette
theBalm Alternative Rock Vol.1 face palette

The palette comes packaged in a square, black palette that is designed to look like a record player. This then comes in a sleeve that is designed to look like an album cover. The palette is made of very sturdy card and has a mirror inside. 

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask review

Hey guys! Christmas is on the way, so that means that we’re going to be not only shopping and attending parties, but a lot of us will be doing a lot of travelling over the festive period. Travelling can be tiring, but sleeping on public transport can also be difficult. On top of that, we all know that enough rest helps our skin to look fresher and true beauty comes from within, so the better we feel, it’s going to show. So with this in mind, today we will be focusing on something slightly different here on the blog in the hopes of helping out with getting the best rest during the most chaotic time of the year.

The Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask is a contoured eye mask for blocking out light so that you can rest peacefully. It is comfortable and lightweight and is made of bamboo and cotton. The patented, contoured design means that the mask fits well over the eyes and you can even open your eyes with the mask on without any issues.

The contoured design actually means that this mask is not going to smudge your makeup if you apply it with a full face of makeup on, meaning that it is the perfect option for anyone who wants to sleep during the daytime without bright lights glaring down on them without looking like a raccoon upon awakening.

Not only is this good for travelling, but if you have a partner who likes to keep the light on for reading or working late when you need to get some shut eye, or live in a busy neighbourhood where it may be difficult to block out the external lights from outside, then this is also for you.

The mask comes in a range of 4 colours and each mask comes with a complimentary pair of ear plugs and a travel case. 

Sunday, 25 November 2018

47 Skin Silver Chitosan Regenerating Serum review

Hey guys! It's cold again, so I know that we're all on the hunt for something that is going to protect our skin from environmental damage, keep it looking youthful, hydrated and luminous as well as fighting any pesky scarring or acne. Also, if you’re a regular reader of the blog then I’m sure that you’re aware of how much I love to feature newer or lesser known brands, and I absolutely love the story behind the brand featured into today’s post.

47 Skin Silver Chitosan Regenerating Serum
47 Skin Silver Chitosan Regenerating Serum

47 Skin was only founded in 2017 thanks to an accidental scientific breakthrough. That’s right, an accident. A British scientist - who was actually working on water purification experiments - tried mixing an atom of silver with chitosan, a type of sugar that is derived from shellfish and used in medicine. This created a new formula that boasts antibacterial and protective qualities. It went on to be tested for use in skincare and it was found to be beneficial for helping acne, boosting skin regeneration properties, reducing the signs of ageing and reducing inflammation.

47 Skin was then born to get this new, revolutionary formula out to consumers. They currently sell 4 products that all include the patented formula, and today I shall be featuring one of them: the 47 Skin Silver Chitosan Regenerative Serum.

The Silver Chitosan Regenerative Serum is designed to create a protective barrier on the skin, help skin damaged by UV or environmental factors to heal, soften the appearance of scars and to regenerate surface skin cells.

It comes packaged in an orange-brown bottle that holds 30ml of product with a pump lid and a sticker on the front with product information. The product itself is white and watery in consistency. The bottle then comes packaged in a sleek, white box. The overall look of the product is minimalist yet classy.

If you’d like to learn a bit more about the science behind this patented formula, you can check it out on the 47 Skin website.

Monday, 12 November 2018

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick review

Hi guys! I know I write a lot about lipsticks, but I also know that you guys love reading about them as much as I love writing about them. Therefore, I’m here today with another lipstick post for your reading pleasure!

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Dedicated
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Dedicated

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick has a pretty self-explanatory name. It is a matte-finish, long-wearing lipstick comes in a range of 18 shades and promises to stay true without being clingy. 

The shades range from nude shades to deep purples. There is quite a mix of vivid and muted shades, but no bolder shades such as blues or greens can be found here. I’ve got the shade Dedicated which is a dark, pink-purple berry shade.

Each lipstick comes packaged in a transparent, plastic tube with the typical retro style branding of theBalm on the outside. Thanks to the transparency, you can easily see the shade of the formula inside as well as how much is left. They have a silver screw cap lid with a fluffy wand applicator inside. 

Friday, 2 November 2018

IVYBEARS Hair Vitamins review

Hi guys! Are you struggling with dull, lifeless hair? Hair loss? After the success of my post featuring the Pink Cloud 3-in-1 Collagen Beauty Drink, I knew that I really wanted to discuss more beauty supplements with you all. Today I have a beauty supplement that is designed to give your hair some new life.

IVYBEARS Hair Vitamins are gummy vitamins (or hair gummies) that are designed to improve the strength of hair, boost hair growth and to add a healthy glow. They contain biotin, folic acid, Vitamins C, A, D, E, B-6, B-12 and B-5, zinc, choline, pantothenic acid, iodine and inositol. 

They are flavoured with natural ingredients like coconut oil and juice, are vegetarian friendly and come in variants for men and women. Instead of using gelatin (which is made from animals), IVYBEARS use pectin as the base for the vitamins which is made from fruit instead. They are also Halal-certified and gluten free.

In addition to helping to revive your hair, IVYBEARS are also great for your nails.

They‘re shaped like gummy bears and have a beautiful berry flavour to them. It can be really tempting to want to eat the entire pot of them in one go (but please don’t!). 

Each pot comes with 60 gummy vitamins, which is one months supply as you need to take two per day. They can be purchased as a one month supply, or as a 3 or 6 month supply at a discount.