Friday, 24 August 2018

A Helping of French Skincare Sanoflore



French Skincare is something I haven't really delved into apart from Bioderma because I haven't known where to start or what I'm looking for. I discovered Sanoflore recently, a best selling French brand which arrived in the UK in June and so I've been trying out some of their hottest products for some time now. The certified organic brand combines the best of what nature has to offer with a modern scientific twist plus I am obsessed with that packaging.
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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Bobbi Brown's Beach Eye Trio



Bronze eyes are my jam so when this gorgeous little thing from Bobbi Brown landed, I was very happy indeed. Bobbi Brown is unbelievably a brand I have never explored until this year. I know, where the hell have I been?! I don't even have the excuse of not having a counter in Southampton because we do and it's full of the most helpful babes ever who helped me pick out even more of the cream shadow sticks recently. I've pretty much concentrated on eye products from Bobbi Brown so far and I haven't been disappointed so World Duty Free whipped up a treat with this one. 
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Monday, 20 August 2018

The app that'll change the way you shop



What do you think of when you hear the word highstreet? It's dead? Behind the times? Everything is now online? It is definitely something that has rapidly changed over the years and with more and more stores heading towards administration you'd be right to think that something rapidly needs to change. I'm a highstreet shopper, yes I love Amazon for ease and use it regularly but I also love browsing the highstreet and with the excuse of getting out the house because of Joshua, I use it more now than I ever did before. Jisp, for me is something that I never knew I needed but it has quickly become something I check daily so why should you download Jisp too? I'll tell ya... 
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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Baby Spake is ten months old


We're having a quick break from beauty today because my little squidge is ten months old! I've been an emotional wreck the last week because ten months for me is pretty much the entire time I carried him and we're edging even closer to his first birthday which I'm not emotionally prepared for either. People always say that the months fly by and they really do. I say this every month but Joshua has changed so much in just four weeks. Arran and I have spent more time saying "Omg did you just see that!" than anything else this month because he is just growing up so fast.
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Friday, 17 August 2018

The £25 mascara worth every penny



It is not often I fall head over heels for a mascara on the first use but the Hourglass Caution mascara has well and truly wowed me. I have quite short lashes so I always need to use a bit of mascara to achieve any sort of wow factor to my look. I'm also quite particular about what I use and have some firm favourites I don't tend to move away from, until now. The Hourglass Caution Mascara (£25.00) landed in my hands by complete surprise and as my first ever piece of makeup from Hourglass, I was VERY excited to try it. 
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Evercalm Skin from Ren Skincare



When it comes to skincare, Ren are one of my favourite brands to rely on because you know exactly what you're going to get. Their targeted ranges make finding what's right for you super easy and with over ten ranges to choose from, you're guaranteed to find something that will work perfectly for you. One of my all time favourite products is the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask but with my skin changing so much since I've had a baby and becoming more sensitive again, I thought I'd explore more of what is available and that is how I came to discover the multi award winning Evercalm range. 

The Evercalm range is full of wonder products to pamper sensitive skin. Focusing on soothing and calming, the products help reduce redness, calm irritants and help restore the skins barrier against environmental stress which does more damage than I think we sometimes realise. Choose from individual products or make the most of their saver bundles and allow your skin to become the best it's been. I need Evercalm to over haul my entire life, not just my skin. 
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Monday, 13 August 2018

Be a Beach Bronzed Goddess



Ah bronzer. It can take some time to find your ideal bronze shade without looking muddy or as if you've used none at all. Highstreet wise, I stick to Maxfactor but some of my favourite bronzers are higher end such as Nars Laguna and Benefit Hoola. I much prefer a matte bronze over a shimmer so that I can use it to contour my face and add some definition when I've snuck a biscuit too many. Urban Decay is a brand I've loved for years and so it was inevitable that Beached Bronzer would eventually join my collection of matte bronzers. 
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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Matte Lip Heaven with Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet



Oh hey, it's me back with more lipsticks, more matte lipsticks to be precise and I don't want you to freak your bank account out but you're gonna want to nip to Clarins ASAP. I LOVE a matte lip, I've tried various brands, formulas and shades, I know my favourites and I know what doesn't work so when Clarins came along with a matte lipstick which gave the incredibly matte finish I desire while moisturising my lips better than shea butter, well I sat up and took notice.
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Friday, 10 August 2018

MAC Cosmetics Look in a Box Be Sensational



MAC Cosmetics lipsticks have been my jam for years now, I bought my first lipstick when I was fourteen when they were only £10.50 and the love continues all these years later. I have quite the collection and some firm favourites so even I was surprised to discover that I didn't own a single one of the shades in the MAC Cosmetics Look in a Box Be Sensational, exclusively available from World Duty Free.

There's some killer shades inside...
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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Five Travel Favourites



We're in the throws of summer and the weather has been beautiful for once so it seemed only right to share five travel favourites I've been relying on over the last month that all fit perfectly in my carry on. We have a few trips planned over the coming months so finding my favourites now has really saved some time. 
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Monday, 6 August 2018

Glow Bright with Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo



If there's one thing I strive for daily, it's a fabulous glow thanks to one of my many trusty highlighters but recently I've been falling a little out of the love with then norm and a sudden urge to find something new. It was as if the Pixi fairy gods heard and before I knew it, the Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo landed and I was set to glow bright for ever more. There are two duo compacts available from Pixi and you're probably gonna need both because they're bloody beautiful! 
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Sunday, 5 August 2018

Bringing my skin back to life with Pai Skincare



A new season brings a new skincare routine for me as my skin begins to feel dry and lacking hydration in the summer months. Pai Skincare is a complete new brand for me, we use their baby skincare on Joshua so it was inevitable that I'd find some products to try for myself. I started with the basics for any skincare routine, a cleanser, facial oil, serum and moisturiser and as my skin takes a slight battering in the heat, despite my use of factor 50, the only thing giving it some life at the moment are four products from Pai. 
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Friday, 3 August 2018

Feed My Lips with Aveda



When it comes to lipstick, you guys know I like a bold lip so when Aveda introduced their Feed My Lips collection my ears pricked up. I've used Aveda haircare for a few years but I didn't know they also sold makeup so a whole new world of products have been opened up to me and let's just say, the bank account groaned a little. 

Aveda's new long wear, nourishing lip collection is designed to compliment your hair colour and features 23 show stopping shades that you'll want to fall in love with. The naturally derived, cruelty free and plant infused lip treatments are housed in post consumer recycled packaging using materials sources from certified woodland. One of the many reasons I love Aveda. 
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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Urban Decay Born to Run



If there's one thing that gets me hot under the collar, it's a new palette from Urban Decay and when Born to Run fell into my mitts, I did a little squeal. The Born to Run collection is available nationwide and features everything you need when you're on the run from a 21 pan makeup palette to lipsticks and setting spray. It's a collection I never knew I needed and now I'm frantically trying to justify buying all three of the lipsticks, especially shade 66.
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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

July in Instagram

It seems 2018 is whizzing by and now we're on round up number seven of the year! As I've said before my Instagram round ups are my least popular posts and they don't get many views at all but I love them and having a record of what I shared each month. So with that in mind, I'm going to continue sharing them, mostly for me. If you ever want to have a nose at some more then I've added an Instagram Round Up tab to the categories above. Now for July2018...
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