Sunday 17 November 2019

Wake Skincare Face Mask review

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Hey guys! It’s been a while since I last reviewed Wake Skincare (formerly EyeWake which is the name that brand used when I last reviewed them) but today I have a new product from Wake Skincare to share with you all today; the Wake Skincare Face Mask.

Wake Skincare Face Mask
Wake Skincare Face Mask

The Wake Skincare Face Mask is a kaolin clay-based face mask that is designed to help with acne and dull skin by detoxing, exfoliating, removing dead skin and unclogging the pores. The goal is to leave the skin smooth and clear with a radiant glow. 

The mask is paraben and sulphate free, not tested on animals and is FSC approved. 

The Face Mask comes packaged in a white jar that holds 50ml of product. In a bid to reduce plastic waste, the jar is made of glass and can be recycled. The mask itself is a pale, dusky pink in colour and is quite thick and gritty consistency wise as it contains exfoliants. 

Sunday 10 November 2019

Norfolk Natural Living Natural Deodorant review

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Hey guys! I’m back! Thank you so much for your patience whilst I had some things to deal with, but I’m here again and today I’m bringing you a post about a product that I received recently from a brand called Norfolk Natural Living.

Norfolk Natural Living Natural Deodorant
Norfolk Natural Living Natural Deodorant

The Natural Deodorant from Norfolk Natural Living is described as being a unisex, "refreshing, long-lasting natural deodorant" that is made of natural ingredients, is vegan friendly and is free of aluminium and parabens. It has also never been tested on animals and is good to the environment (and the packaging is made of recycled materials). In addition to acting as a deodorant, it also contains hydrating ingredients to keep your underarms moisturised. All ingredients used are also gentle enough for sensitive skin.

The Norfolk Natural Living Natural Deodorant comes in a range of four fragrances; fig, rose, sea salt and lime. I have the fragrance sea salt and it smells lovely and refreshing, like hanging around at the sea side. I imagine it would be particularly great for the summer months!

Alongside the deodorant, Norfolk Natural Living have a varied range of other natural products for sale, including skincare, bodycare and haircare as well as household and cleaning products. So if you like your household products to be as natural as your skincare, maybe you’d like to check out the rest of their range.

Norfolk Natural Living Natural Deodorant
Norfolk Natural Living Natural Deodorant

Going back to the deodorant though, each bottle is 50ml in size and is made of glass with a shiny, plastic screw cap lid. The deodorant has a rollerball inside to apply it with and the deodorant itself is a pale yellow in colour.

I love the style of the bottle and the packaging. I also love how it looked when I opened the box as I felt that the packaging and the bottle itself had a nice, rustic vibe to it. Therefore, I took all the photos of the bottle still in the box so that you could all appreciate that vibe also!

Monday 2 September 2019

Skinny Tan Face range reviews

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Hi guys! A few posts back I wrote about the Skinny Tan Coconut Tanning Water Mist and Dual Tanning Mitt and today I’m going to be writing about a whole range of complimentary products from the Skinny Tan Face range.

Skinny Tan Gradual Tan Daily Moisturiser, 2in1 Overnight Tan & Hydrating Mask, Moisturising Tanning Drops, Daily Superglow Highlighting Serum and Semi-Permanent Contour Serum

Skinny Tan Gradual Tan Daily Moisturiser, 2in1 Overnight Tan & Hydrating Mask, Moisturising Tanning Drops, Daily Superglow Highlighting Serum and Semi-Permanent Contour Serum

In this post we will be looking at the Skinny Tan Gradual Tan Daily Moisturiser, 2in1 Overnight Tan & Hydrating Mask, Moisturising Tanning Drops, Daily Superglow Highlighting Serum and Semi-Permanent Contour Serum.

Each of the products work together to give you a natural looking, streak-free tan on the face that also sculpts the face.

The Gradual Tan Daily Moisturiser and the 2in1 Overnight Tan & Hydrating Mask are both gradual tanners (or tan extenders). The Moisturising Tanning Drops contain a concentrated tanning product that can be added to your regular moisturiser and you can decide on the shade level yourself.

The Daily Superglow Highlighting Serum and Semi-Permanent Contour Serum are sculpting, highlight and contour products. The Contour Serum is effectively a semi-permanent bronzer for a contoured face without makeup. 

All of the products in the Face range contain Aloe Vera and Guarana as well as the signature Skinny Tan scent of caramel and coconut. They promise that all products are fast drying and non-sticky. On top of that, they are sulphate and paraben free with no skin drying chemicals and they are vegan/vegetarian friendly. 

Sunday 11 August 2019

Wicked Gummy Co. Vitamins Range review

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Hi guys! I’ve been a bit quiet lately (but most certainly still here), but I’m here today with a whopper of a review discussing 5 different beneficial gummy vitamins for your hair, skin, nails and health. If you’re a regular reader of the blog you may have seen some other posts over the last year or so discussing different hair, nail and skin vitamins, but today we’re definitely taking it up a notch with a whole range to show you. Not only are we talking beauty vitamins, but we’re looking at multivitamins, natural sleep and anxiety/depression aids, probiotics and vitamin D goodness. 

Wicked Gummy Co. range
Wicked Gummy Co. range

Wicked Gummy Co. is a new vitamins brand that just hit the market who offer a range of gummy vitamins that are vegan friendly, allergy friendly and contain no added sugar.  The collection includes:

  • Vitamin D Sunshine Gummies - 1000% of your RDI of vitamin D to help strengthen bones, muscle and teeth. Also good for those who follow a plant based diet. Orange flavour 
  • Hair, Skin & Nails - a blend of biotin, vitamins A, C D2 & E, zinc and folate to help provide and maintain healthy hair, glowing skin and stronger nails. Mixed berry flavour
  • Peaceful ZZZZZ - valerian root, passiflora and 5-HTP, a combination to increase serotonin levels, helping to aid sleep, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, weight gain and more. Passion fruit flavour
  • Multivitamin - a blend of essential daily vitamins, including A, B6, C, D & E as well as selenium, biotin and niacin. Overall helping the immune system, normal vision, bone health, psychological function, fatigue, cell protection and maintenance of the hair, skin and nails. Lemon flavour
  • Happy Tummy - a probiotic gummy that contains friendly bacteria to keep your gut flora in balance helping with digestive health, weight loss and immune function. Yoghurt flavour 

Each of the Wicked Gummy Co. vitamins come in packs of 60 and have a dosage of 2 gummies per day, so one bottle will last 30 days. You can purchase each bottle individually, in special duo packs or as a large bundle. The duo packs and bundles carry a very decent discount.

Wicked Gummy Co. Multivitamin gummies and Vitamin D Sunshine Gummies
Wicked Gummy Co. Multivitamin gummies and Vitamin D Sunshine Gummies

The bottles are clear plastic with a black safety screw cap lid. They each have a black sticker wrapped around the bottle with product info. The gummies themselves are all circular and dome shaped except for the Peaceful ZZZZZ gummies which are shaped like bears.

As you may imagine, trying to go into detail about how each kind of vitamin has helped me specifically is going to be difficult when some cross over in regards to what benefits they have. Therefore I am going to discuss the Wicked Gummy Co. range as a group but make some comments about the individual vitamins as we go. 

Thursday 8 August 2019

Update & Bondi Sands news

Hey guys! I want to start off by giving you all a massive apology for being so quiet recently both on the blog and social media. I promise that I’ve not disappeared, but I’ve had to prioritise some family stuff. It’s nothing bad so absolutely no need to worry, but it has been very time consuming.

I just wanted to let you know that the blog is still alive and I have posts that are currently being worked on. One shall be online later this week. In addition, I wanted to update you all on a collaborative post I took part in with Bondi Sands recently titled Bondi Sands’ Best Beauty Tips for 2019. I’d really love it if you could check it out and see not only my best tip but some fab tips from others also!

I’m hoping on having the weekly posts back on track within the next month-2 months, but aiming more to the month timescale. Until then I shall be getting content onto the blog as and when I can.

Thanks so much for your support and patience!

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Thursday 4 July 2019

Skinny Tan Coconut Water Tanning Mist and Dual Tanning Mitt reviews

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Hey guys! The sun is finally here, so that means it’s time to get those legs out. Before you do so, I’m sure a lot of you out there are looking to break out that fake tan for a safe way to have that golden glow without the sun damage. It’s important to find the right fake tan for you though before taking that plunge. What shade of fake tan are you seeking? Is it an easy to apply, streak-free tan? Is it an easy and fast fake tan to apply? Sooo many things to consider.

Skinny Tan Dual Tanning Mitt and Coconut Water Tanning Mist
Skinny Tan Dual Tanning Mitt and Coconut Water Tanning Mist

To try to make that task a little easier, today I will be reviewing a popular tanning product from a popular tanning brand. The Skinny Tan Coconut Water Tanning Mist is a medium shade mist tanner, so instead of a mousse or a cream it’s like misting a body spray onto the skin before rubbing it all in. 

It is designed to leave you with a quick and easy, streak-free tan in a medium shade that lasts up to 14 days. On top of that, the coconut water included in the formula helps to tone the skin and moisturise without any oiliness. Win win! 

It has a coconutty summer scent to the tanner so there’s no typical fake tan smell during application. It also contains no guide colour so there’s no streaky orange bedsheets in the morning. 

It comes packaged in a clear plastic spray bottle that holds 150ml of product and the tanner itself is clear in colour also. 

In addition to the Coconut Water Tanning Mist, I also have the Skinny Tan Dual Tanning Mitt, so I’ll be reviewing that within this review also. 

Sunday 23 June 2019

Heading into Summer with more Femme Luxe

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Hey guys! Apologies for the long delay in posting again. If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that I’ve had a lot of family things to sort out and help with and such. Nothing bad, but just very time consuming! I’m back today though with another Femme Luxe post which is a fashion based post such as my previous two for the company.

In my previous two Femme Luxe posts I wrote about matching makeup looks to go with the outfits, but thanks to the glorious weather we had last week here in the UK when these photos were taken I wasn’t able to get out to use some nice locations because of the horrible and constant rain.

So unlike my previous Femme Luxe posts I haven’t done matching makeup looks for the same reason as why I haven’t been able to use a variety of locations, but I’m still going to have a chat about what makeup I used at the end. I have used a couple of new lipsticks that I recently acquired so I’ll have a chat about those, but one of them will be featuring in its own post so definitely have a read on for a sneak peek!

If you don’t know about Femme Luxe, they are an online fashion brand based in the UK that designs clothes for women.

They have lots of different styles to suit different people’s fashion tastes so you can usually find something that takes your fancy. For this post, the 4 products that I chose are a button-down denim dress, a snake print loungewear set, an oversized jumper shirt dress and paper bag waist houndstooth print trousers. Each have very different vibes and I thought they would be a nice variety to share with you all today!

Let's jump into the clothes!

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Alteya Organics Bio Damascena Organic Rose Otto Day Moisturizer, Night Moisturizer and Eye Cream reviews

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Hey guys! If you are a regular reader of the blog then you may have seen my last post talking about Lexira, a skincare brand that harnesses Bulgarian Rose Oil for its amazing skincare benefits. At the end of that post I promised a second post featuring another brand that puts Bulgarian rose oil at the core of its products, and today it is here!

Alteya Organics Bio Damascena Organic Rose Otto Day Moisturizer, Eye Cream and Night Moisturizer
Alteya Organics Bio Damascena Organic Rose Otto Day Moisturizer, Eye Cream and Night Moisturizer

Alteya Organics is a natural skincare brand that has beginnings in growing and harvesting roses and lavender flowers in Bulgaria. Over the years this then branched out into utilising the rose flowers for their oil by using them in a skincare range. I won’t go into all the details about the benefits of Bulgarian Rose Oil in this post, but instead I’ll direct you to my Lexira post where I went into more detail about what Bulgarian Rose Oil can be used for. 

Alteya Organics provide a wide range of skincare products for all skin types, including baby products. Today I have three products from their Bio Demascena collection to share with you: the Rose Otto Day Moisturizer, Rose Otto Night Moisturizer and Rose Otto Eye Cream.

This range is targeted to those who are looking to fight the first signs of ageing and also for balancing the skin. 

The Alteya Organics Bio Damascena Organic Rose Otto Day Moisturizer is a daytime moisturiser that promises to balance and rejuvenate the skin whilst battling the appearance of the first signs of ageing. On top of that, it also helps against protecting the skin against daily environmental stress. 

The Alteya Organics Bio Damascena Organic Rose Otto Night Moisturizer is a night cream that provides moisture to the skin whilst helping with the overall skin texture, to repair skin damage from the day, provide nourishment as well as a glow to the skin and to smooth and condition. Like the rest of the range, this is also designed to target the first signs of ageing.

The Alteya Bio Damascena Organic Rose Otto Ageless Eye Cream is an eye cream that is designed to nourish the eye area, preventing dehydration and helping to promote a radiant and more youthful look. It also helps with fine lines around the eyes.

The products are all packaged in black, with black, glass bottles for the day and night moisturisers and a black, plastic jar for the eye cream. Both of the moisturisers are white and average lotion-like in consistency whereas the eye cream is an off white, mousse-esque balm. 

Monday 29 April 2019

Lexira Luxurious Day Cream Light Formula, Night Emulsion, Eye Serum and Rich Moisturizing Body Butter reviews

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Hey guys! Who doesn't love a bit of luxury in their lives? Luxury skincare in particular can really make us feel great. There’s something about the use of it as well as the results, isn’t there? You just feel really good using it. It’s a hard to explain feeling. Well today I’m bringing some beautifully luxurious skincare products to the blog (seriously, they all have luxurious in the name and everything) made around one of the most sought after and exquisite essential oils in the world: Bulgarian rose oil.

Lexira Luxurious Day Cream Light Formula, Night Emulsion, Eye Serum and Rich Moisturizing Body Butter
Lexira Luxurious Day Cream Light Formula, Night Emulsion, Eye Serum and Rich Moisturizing Body Butter

Lexira is a brand that you may not have heard of before, but is one you should take notice of. The main ingredient in their entire range is organically grown Bulgarian rose oil which is a well sought after essential oil in the beauty industry. It is renowned for its skin reviving effects. Bulgarian rose oil hydrates, smoothes and soothes the skin and is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant.

Rather than importing this oil for use elsewhere, Lexira have utilised this oil on their doorstep to bring you the purest and best Bulgarian rose oil in their products and they are manufactured by hand in Bulgaria.

The products I have to share with you today are the Lexira Luxurious Day Cream Light Formula, Luxurious Night Emulsion, Luxurious Eye Serum and Rich Moisturizing Body Butter

The Lexira Luxurious Day Cream Light Formula is a lightweight moisturiser that is designed for humid conditions. I would also say this is a moisturiser that is suitable for all skin types, including oily/blemish prone. Alongside the Bulgarian Rose Oil, this moisturiser contains oat extract for moisture retention, toning and tightening, argan, sesame and macadamia oils for hydration and nourishment, and green tea and Arninca Montana to invigorate and stimulate micro circulation. 

The Lexira Luxurious Night Emulsion is formulated with a range of precious oils and natural extracts to create an intensively nourishing and hydrating night time moisturiser. Alongside the Bulgarian rose oil, the Night Emulsion contains argan and almond oils for cell regeneration, sesame oil for elastin production and cleansing properties, Shea butter for smoothing and softening and oat extract for tightening, toning and retaining moisture. 


The Lexira Luxurious Eye Serum contains a concentrated amount of ingredients similar to the Night Emulsion, except that it also boasts micro algae extract to reduce puffiness around the eyes and to tighten the area. It is also designed to intensely hydrate the sensitive skin around the eyes. 

The Lexira Rich Moisturizing Body Butter is a long-lasting blend of butters and oils to provide incredible hydration for even the driest of skin. As well as the rose oil, this Body Butter is enriched with Shea butter and argan, olive and almond oils. 

When I received this amazing box of goodies, I also received a lot of samples. Because of this, I handed some out to people close to me to try out for some extra feedback. Hopefully this will make the reviews more well-rounded and informative for you all!

Additionally, I can mention a few other products that I sampled at the end. I won’t be able to give a full on review for those products, but at least I can give them a mention if you’re interested in the brand and their range. 

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Derma Roller System, DermaC+ Anti-Aging Serum and PerfectDerm Collagen Face Mask reviews

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Hey guys! So it’s pretty well known by now that there are some weird and wonderful things that people can do to their bodies in the name of beauty, and as a beauty blogger I naturally love trying some of them out so I can talk about them with you all. So how about today we talk about what it’s like to stick hundreds of needles into your face over and over in the hunt to achieve smooth skin? Yep, today we’re talking about microneedling with the Derma Roller System.

DermaC+ Anti-Aging Serum, PerfectDerm Collagen Face Mask and the Derma Roller System
DermaC+ Anti-Aging Serum, PerfectDerm Collagen Face Mask and the Derma Roller System

So what is microneedling? Microneedling is a natural way to help the skin with a range of issues on the face, hair and body. On the face it can help with reducing acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. It can also help with evening out the skin tone, firming the skin and helping your skincare products to work better. On the body it can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, and on the hair it can help to promote hair growth. The Derma Roller System works by rolling 200 medical-grade stainless steel needles over the area you want to treat to create tiny micro-injuries which then stimulates the natural healing process of the skin, therefore boosting collagen and elastin production. This is basically the same kind of thing that most of your skincare products are saying they will help with, but your body is already making its own, so why not simply utilise that better?

I was recently sent the Derma Roller System to try, and alongside it I have also got the DermaC+ Anti-Aging Serum and the PerfectDerm Collagen Face Mask to show you. The DermaC+ Anti-Aging Serum and the PerfectDerm Collagen Face Mask are described as being best used directly after the Derma Roller, but as well as that I have carried on using the DermaC+ Serum nightly to allow me to give some proper feedback on it alongside the roller.

The Derma Roller System comes with varying needle sizes. The size that you need to use is going to be dependant on what you need to use it for. I followed the guide on the Derma Roller System website to choose the right needle size for microneedling and settled the 1mm needle size. If you are new to it I would suggest sticking to the smaller sizes like I did as the longer needles are intended for professional use. 

Derma Roller System
Derma Roller System

The Derma Roller comes packaged up in a handy plastic travel case which is nice, but it all also comes packaged up in a box with the product info on with instructions. 

The DermaC+ Anti-Aging Serum is packed with Vitamins C and E as well as Hyaluronic Acid and is designed to minimise the appearance of wrinkles (even deep set ones), even out the skin tone, hydrate, improve skin texture, leave the skin looking and feeling smoother and firmer, restore natural glow and to help other skincare products work better.

It comes in an orange-brown glass bottle with a pipette dropper for dispensing. It holds 30ml of product and the serum is bright white and of average consistency. 

The PerfectDerm Collagen Face Mask is pretty much designed to the exact same as the DermaC+ Serum above, but it also exfoliates too. The face mask is a sheet mask which comes packaged in a white and blue sachet.

Before getting into the review, a heads up; this post is a long one. I’ve written a little TL;DR at the end of the post with some bullet points, but if you’re genuinely interested in trying out a derma roller then I do recommend reading the entire post as I talk in detail about the different steps and methods which I think could be helpful for you. 

Sunday 14 April 2019

APN Always Perfect Nails Nail Polish in Naughty Nights review and swatches

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Hey guys! It’s been a while since I got to write a nail polish post, but I’ve got one for you today!

As we come into spring, it’s nice to bring out a lovely spring shade for your nails. I like pastels and nude shades during the spring, so today I’ve got an interesting nude nail polish to show you (I'll explain why it's interesting as we go). 

APN Always Perfect Nails Nail Polish in Naughty Nights
APN Always Perfect Nails Nail Polish in Naughty Nights

The APN Always Perfect Nails nail polish promises to be fast drying with a non-chip finish. It is free of Toulene and DBP 01 and is scented with pomegranate to leave the nails smelling sweet. It comes in a wide range of shades including some glitter nail polish shades too.

Each shade comes packaged in a clear glass bottle with the product logo printed on in black. It has a rounded black handle with a thin brush. 

Monday 1 April 2019

Aphrodite Ultra Ionic 3000 Professional Hair Dryer review

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Hey guys! I’ve spoken a little about ion technology on the blog recently with the ION-Sei Electric Toothbrush. Today I’m going to be talking about another ion tech product, but a type of product that you probably already associate with ion tech. Yup, that’s right! We’re getting loud and hairy and we're talking about an ionic hairdryer today.

Aphrodite Ultra Ionic 3000 Professional Hair Dryer
Aphrodite Ultra Ionic 3000 Professional Hair Dryer

The Aphrodite Ultra Ionic 3000 Professional Hair Dryer is designed to use ions to smoothen the hair as it dries, leaving you with silky smooth hair and less frizz.

It has two speeds, three heat settings, three nozzle attachments and 2100W of power. One nozzle is for fast drying, another for straightening and one for setting.

On top of the hairdryer is a small blue diode which creates negative ions that are blown onto the hair. This negatively charges the hair, reducing static and leaving the hair feeling and looking silky smooth.

To help me out with this review I have enlisted my sister. Her hair type is very different to mine and this hairdryer could get a really thorough road-test on her hair. My hair is very fine and lacking volume, but my sisters hair is Afro-Caribbean, so it’s very thick, curly, dry and prone to extreme frizz. Could this finally be the best hairdryer for her thick and curly, frizz-prone hair? Let's find out!

Monday 25 March 2019

Femme Luxe Clothing & Makeup Looks

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Hey guys! I recently wrote a post featuring some outfits from Femme Luxe and you guys seemed to enjoy it, so today I am back with another!

As I did with my previous post, to keep it beauty related I will be discussing the makeup I used to compliment each outfit so that you can get some makeup inspiration. Femme Luxe allowed me to pick out 4 products to review for you again, so that’s what I’m here with today. 

For this post I chose another lounge wear set, leggings, a crop t-shirt and a knitted jumper

If you’d like to read a bit more about my general thoughts of Femme Luxe and for some info about them, do check out my previous post where I discussed the brand in more detail.

Sunday 17 March 2019

Bouclème Hydrating Hair Cleanser review

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Hey guys! So who is still hunting for that perfect shampoo? One that gives you perfect, healthy hair with a nice shine, body and texture without making it look flat and limp? Or if you have curly hair you’re probably looking for something to tame curls and to take away frizz to leave you with soft, manageable curls, right? Well, let’s check out whether today’s product could be your perfect shampoo.

Bouclème Hydrating Hair Cleanser
Bouclème Hydrating Hair Cleanser

The Bouclème Hydrating Hair Cleanser is a 98% natural, low-poo shampoo that promises to gently cleanse the hair with no harsh chemicals or nasties. It is primarily aimed at those with curly hair, but it is also great for those with fine hair or loose waves, or anybody at all who is looking for a gentle hair cleanser. 

The Hydrating Hair Cleanser is free of silicones, sulphates and parabens, but instead it is rammed full of beneficial oils (namely *deep breath*... coconut, mongongo, camellia, seabuckthorn, may chang, grapefruit, mandarin red, sweet orange, bergamot, marjoram sweet, rosemary, spearmint, patchouli, magnolia flower, magnolia leaf, palmarosa, linden, benzoin and castor. And breathe!), antioxidants Vitamins C and E, amino acids and Omega 7 for replenishing moisture and shine as well as repairing sun damaged hair. It also has some sea salt for texture, volume and blood circulation of the scalp.

It comes packaged in a translucent plastic bottle with a simple yet pretty blue sticker around it with the Bouclème logo and product info. The shampoo itself is off-white in colour and a runny consistency. The packaging looks sleek and would look smart in anyone’s bathroom. It comes in 100ml, 300ml and 1 litre sizes.

I got my 100ml bottle from Latest In Beauty who recently had a few Bouclème products available to choose. As of posting they are no longer available, but I have seen this shampoo come back into stock before so it can be worthwhile to check. 

Friday 8 March 2019

Vitybox Beauty Supplement review

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Hi guys! When it comes to having clearer skin that has less fine lines, blemishes and other issues, stronger nails that grow faster and shiny, healthy hair, it is wise to think about what we are putting into our bodies as well as onto them. In addition to eating healthily and drinking lots of water, supplements are a great way of getting more of what you need. 

There are lots of different types of supplements that come in different forms, such as pills, drinks or gummies. However, there is now a new brand on the block who want to bring you something a little different. Enter: Vitybox.

Vitybox Beauty Supplement
Vitybox Beauty Supplement

Vitybox is a brand which provides liquid beauty shots that are developed by health experts and are designed to provide you with only the best in the most convenient form. They contain only 9 ingredients and are supplied in sachets which you simply shake, tear open, drink and go. Here’s a breakdown of the beneficial ingredients in each sachet:
  • Hydrolysed Bioactive Collagen - for firmer skin, stronger hair and nails and reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrolysed Keratin - glossier hair, improved hair growth with less breakage and splitting
  • Hyaluronic Acid - for skin hydration and that smooth, firm glow 
  • Biotin - for stronger nails and less hair stress
  • Vitamin A - for blemish-free skin, stronger, shinier hair and photoprotective powers 
  • Vitamin C - aids collagen production, brighter, firmer skin and protects against oxidative stress
  • Vitamin D - photoprotective, promotes hair growth, healthier and less stressed skin
  • Vitamin E - protects from air pollution, reduces collagen breakdown and is photoprotective
  • Zinc - antioxidant, reduces hair loss and supports collagen performance

Sounds amazing, right?!

The beauty shots come packaged in a box that holds 28 sachets and are delivered every 4 weeks straight to your door. The box is slimline and coloured pink and blue with a white drawer pull out that holds the sachets. 

Sunday 3 March 2019

Femme Luxe Outfit reviews

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Hey guys! So this week I’m hitting you up with something COMPLETELY different, but I hope that you enjoy it! 

I was recently contacted by Femme Luxe and was offered the choice of 4 outfits to order and review for you all today, and having never done a fashion based post before I thought it would be a fab idea to switch it up for one post whilst keeping some beauty related twist to it. 

Admittedly I love shopping online. For me it can be the big crowds that deter me in store along with the fact that I am so much more willing to throw my money at everything if I shop in person and then not be as keen on my choices later (it’s primarily the second reason). Online stores though can obviously come with a risk. You read so many horror stories about not getting the product you thought you were ordering or at the quality you’re led to believe (I’ve been there too), so trying out a new store may be a bit of a deterrent. That shouldn’t be the case though as there are some amazing online stores out there to check out, and - spoiler alert - Femme Luxe is one of them.  

They describe themselves as being a "current, classy and forward thinking online fashion brand".

I chose some jumpers, a loungewear set and a jacket

So how am I going to keep this fashion based post related to beauty? Well, with each outfit I thought about a complimentary beauty feature to go alongside them, so as I talk about each outfit I’m also going to talk a bit about the makeup look and what I chose to compliment each product I’m reviewing. 

I hope that you enjoy the switch up this week as much as I have! Let’s jump on in.

Friday 22 February 2019

Top Reviewed and Recommended Beauty Products

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Hi guys! I thought I’d do something a little different this week as I’m feeling a bit physically run down and wanted to write something nice and positive. So, I’ve decided to look back at some of my old posts and talk about which products are my favourites, still use, any changed thoughts and any other posts I’d love for you to read. 

I’m going to look back at what I think is one of the best lipsticks of all time, a fab supplement to battle weak nails, lifeless hair and bad skin, a mascara that gives insane volume and more. 

See this as the perfect Sunday evening blog-read-athon post. Get yourself a cup of tea, cuddle up under a blanket and lets get reading!

Friday 8 February 2019

Avon True Nourishing Lip Oil review

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Hey guys! I know how much you all love Avon posts here on the blog. They’re consistently my most popular posts, especially lip product related ones. So I’m back today with a post about the new Avon lip release: the Avon True Nourishing Lip Oil.

Avon True Nourishing Lip Oil
Avon True Nourishing Lip Oil

The Avon True Nourishing Lip Oil is a non-sticky, nourishing oil (clue is in the name) that has a SPF12, a glossy finish and a tint of colour. It promises to lock in 3 times more moisture and it is enriched with jojoba, avocado and coconut oils alongside Vitamin E. 

It comes in two shades; Blossom/a pink tint and Shimmering Pearl/subtle shimmer. I have the shade blossom to show you today.

It comes packaged in a clear, plastic bottle with a plastic rose gold coloured screw cap lid that has a wand applicator inside. It holds 7ml of oil. The bottle then comes in a copper-rose gold coloured box. 

Friday 1 February 2019

Generation Skincare Vitamin C Serum review

- These products were sent to me as review considerations. However, this hasn't in any way affected my review with all thoughts and feelings about the products being 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links. -

Blemish free, youthful, smooth, hydrated, glowing skin. We all want it, right? That’s precisely why the skincare industry is so big. So within a sea of products claiming to be your one magic cure it can be very difficult to navigate your way to something that works. Enter us lowly beauty bloggers to be your personal guinea pigs and we bring you posts like I’m bringing you today. That’s right, I’m here reviewing a serum that promises all the above. 

Generation Skincare Vitamin C Serum
Generation Skincare Vitamin C Serum

The Generation Skincare Vitamin C Serum is a lightweight, all-natural serum that contains Vitamins B, C and E, Aloe Vera (which itself is rich in Vitamins C and E), Green Tea and hyaluronic acid. 

We all know how good Vitamin C is for our health, but how good can it be for our skin? Vitamin C helps to rejuvenate the skin and to fight signs of ageing before they begin. On top of that it promotes the production of collagen and helps with redness and inflammation. Alongside the Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid works to retain water and to keep the skin super hydrated. 

The addition of Vitamin E is great for acne scarring as I’ve mentioned before in previous posts as well as tissue repair whilst the Vitamin B improves elasticity, eases redness and irritations and nourishes. 

Aloe Vera is well-known to be soothing as well as moisturising and Green Tea is good for detoxifying and is anti-inflammatory. 

The Generation Skincare Vitamin C Serum is not tested on animals.

It comes packaged in a 30ml dark orange/brown tinted glass bottle which is ideal to help prevent the product from spoiling quickly. It has an orange sticker on the bottle with product information and the screw cap lid contains a pipette dropper for application.

Friday 25 January 2019

NYX HD Finishing Powder Pressed and Loose review

Hey guys! Today I’m going to talk about a product that I’ve wanted to post about for a while. It’s for those who are looking for that flawless finish to our makeup that not only reduces pore size and helps our makeup to last longer, but that also looks like real life photoshop or an in person filter. Yep, that’s right. We’re looking at HD Powder again today!

NYX HD Finishing Powder
NYX HD Finishing Powder

I’m going to be discussing the NYX HD Finishing Powder in both pressed and loose form. They’re the exact same powder, but just packaged in different ways. As you’d expect, the loose and pressed versions do apply differently, so I’m going to go into the differences as well as pros and cons of each throughout this post. 

The NYX HD Finishing Powder is a lightweight powder that is designed to finish your look by minimising the appearance of pores and fine lines whilst also providing a matte, filtered looking finish. It is available in three shades; white/transparent, banana and green. I have both the loose and pressed in the shade white/transparent, but I will be talking a bit about the differences between how they apply to the other shades in this post. 

The loose powder comes packaged in a transparent plastic pot with a black screw cap lid. The inside has a layer of plastic with holes in to help to control the amount of powder that is dispensed at a time. The pressed version comes packaged in a sleek, black, plastic compact with a transparent section on top to see the powder through. 

The packaging can get pretty scratched up over time with frequent use as can be seen on my loose powder pot. 

Saturday 19 January 2019

O'Keeffe's Skin Repair Body Lotion, Working Hands Hand Cream, Healthy Feet Foot Cream, Cooling Relief Lip Repair and Lip Repair reviews

Hey guys! Winter skin getting you down? Fed up of rough hands? Cracked, dry lips? Eczema? Hard, dry skin on your feet? Don’t worry. Today’s post is here to help you with all of the above. 

O'Keeffe's Skin Repair Body Lotion, Healthy Feet Foot Cream, Working Hands Hand Cream and Unscented Lip Repair and Protect Lip Balm
O'Keeffe's Skin Repair Body Lotion, Healthy Feet Foot Cream, Working Hands Hand Cream and Unscented Lip Repair and Protect Lip Balm

O’Keeffe’s provide a whole range of body care products that are designed to solve a collection of skincare issues. They have lip balms to heal up extremely dry and cracked lips, a foot cream to heal and moisturise hard skin on the feet, a hand cream to banish the rough and painful skin on your hands and a body lotion to conquer eczema, itching skin and extra dry patches. All of this at nice and affordable prices. Sounds great, right?

They started creating these products back in 1990 when Tara O’Keeffe saw the discomfort her father, Bill O'Keeffe, was in with his dry skin that was caused by rigorous, hard work. She managed to use her skills as a pharmacist alongside her father’s help to create a cream that worked for him, and this became the Working Hands Hand Cream reviewed here today.

From there, they went on to include the rest of the range of products that will be shown in this post over the years.

They’re all packaged in brightly coloured bottles, a different colour for each product and some of the products are available in different sizes. 

Friday 11 January 2019

Sanyei ION-Sei Electric Toothbrush review

Hey guys! I hope that you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year! For the first post of 2019, I’m coming with something a bit different, but definitely exciting. Technology advancements are coming along in leaps and bounds right now. This is even noticeable in the beauty industry, including with the product featured in today’s post. 

Sanyei ION-Sei Electric Toothbrush
Sanyei ION-Sei Electric Toothbrush

The Sanyei ION-Sei Electric Toothbrush is a toothbrush for the modern day. It uses ionic "superpowers" to clean the teeth and to provide you with healthier teeth and gums with the use of its patented technology. They say that whilst most electric toothbrushes only remove some of the bacteria and plaque on the teeth, the ION-Sei’s ionic technology suppresses the bacteria that leads to plaque from forming in the first place. 

This works by the use of an Ultra Violet LED light reacting with a bar of Titanium Dioxide placed in the toothbrush head handle to create the ions that remove the bacteria. The negative electrons reach your mouth via water or saliva. A conductor on the handle also works with your body’s natural electrical charge to create a bacterial growth inhibiting charge that draws bacteria onto the brush from the teeth.

The ion cleaning method also means that you can clean your teeth with just water, only using toothpaste if you want to.

Whilst all of that is happening, the toothbrush is vibrating at 31,000 strokes a minute to deep clean your teeth. 

Now that’s pretty amazing sounding, right? 

It comes in two colours: white (called Day White) and a baby blue colour (called Lake Blue). I have the blue shade to show you today.

It is a sleek, lightweight brush that looks great sitting in any bathroom. It also comes packaged with a UK plug and an EU adapter.