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What I Got For My Birthday

30 September 2018

So it was my 22nd birthday on the 2nd August so i thought id show you guys what i got as i know loads of people love this kinda post. 
Also i haven't blogged in the longest time as I've been finishing my master degree but its done so I'm back here for long haul!

P.S. you might think theres a home theme to my presents, i don't need anything at all so my parents always get me home bits for when i move out and i store them away! 

Hope you enjoy. 

How gorgeous is this gin glass!

How cute is this vase!

I had wanted a Tiffany necklace for the longest time so my boyfriend very kindly got me a blue box with a necklace of course!

I had also wanted to try this for so long it literally changed the colour of your drink and makes it sparkly! 


These are cute little accessories for around your glass!

 I love Burt Bee's so little set was perfect! 

My sister always gets me a pair of socks for birthdays and christmas and im obsessed with unicorns so she did good!

How cute is this necklace my sisters boyfriend picked out for me!


 

These are more little house bits my mum and dad, well my mum picked up for me! 

Another thing I'm obsessed with is glasses and i have a collection of gold glasses going on so this was another welcomed addition to the family! 



My boyfriends parents picked this out for me as id been saying i wanted a hoodie for the new autumn season!

How cute are these gym leggings, my mum got these as i said I'm going to start at the gym this month!

 This was a present from my sister, the photo does it no justice but  i was in a rush so excuse the photography of this post but i love Calvin Klein so i cant wait to wear this from the upcoming season!


These were one of my favourite presents i love Kate Spade so i was over the moon to get these glasses. 

I love Huda Beauty so i couldn't wait to use this and i can confirm its amazing! 

Again another glass to add to my collection!

I thought this was a very thoughtful present from my boyfriend and i cant wait to find it a place to go up!


Lastly was this purse from my sister, i have a big ted baker purse but id been wanting a smaller one for days when I'm not taking a huge bag out!


UltraSun Suntan Lotion Review!

28 August 2018
So i was recently sent over some suntan lotion to try before my holiday, if you didnt know because i  havent blogged in like forever last month I went away to Spain so i tested out all these products while i was.

Ultrasun are brand that has been going for around 20 years providing lotion for those with sensitive skin. For someone who suffers with eczema and super sensitive skin this was music to my ears as i find suntan lotion alway reacts to my skin. 


Ultrasun Family SPF 30

So i picked the family size high protection 30 spy suntan lotion, i used this on holiday for everywhere but my face and i really enjoyed using it. I didnt really burn and if i did that was my fault not the suntan lotion. I cant fault this product, if you didnt know i have eczema so often react to suntan lotion and it can also make my skin feel quite itchy and i was very very happy that this one worked a dream! 

Ultrasun Anti- Age SPF 30
This was actually the product i was excited to see most as i was in desperate need to get a suntan lotion that was specifically just for more face as a lot of them seem to clog up my pores and i end up with spots on holiday which is definitely not what i want! I used this everyday whilst i was on holiday and its definitely going to be my go to! I didn't burn, it didn't react with my extremely sensitive skin and most of all it did not break me out in spots so i have nothing but good things to say about this product! 

Ultrasun Anti- Age Tinted SPF 50


I mainly wanted this product for in the U.K. because i think a lot of people will admit they shy away from using protection when in the uk and often think oh its not that sunny but the sun can still be doing damage to your skin even if its not a scorcher of a day.  So I've been wearing this in the summer days rather than using foundation, this just feels as though your wearing moisturiser and doesn't feel heavy on your skin at all. Again this didnt react with my skin luckily and didnt break me out so i would highly recommend this to any sensitive skin or not!

Ultrasun Face Overnight Recovery Mask

I used this on holiday each day after being in the sun all day. Whilst i was on holiday i did get a bit of sun burn around my eyes and on a general basis the sun does dry out my skin, upon applying this felt like it instantly cooled my skin down almost like after sun. This also left my skin really hydrated i didn't even feel the need for moisturiser which is new for me!
I would highly recommend this to anyone who is going away and suffers from dry skin or even just irritated skin after being in the sun.

You can check out the full range here. 


Face masks by M&S Beauty!

19 June 2018

So its been a while since i managed to get a blog post up, although i feel like i say that every time i put up a new post! But if you don't follow me on social media i recently finished uni classes, started my dissertation and got a new job so life has been a bit hectic at the moment but i plan to stay on top of my blog posts from now on!


So i recently got sent over this amazing parcel by the lovely people at M&S Beauty, i am a huge skincare fan, having eczema i have no choice but to take care of my skin. At the minute I'm really struggling with breakouts, annoyingly I cant remember the last time i didn't have a breakout. 
So Ive been trying out these masks for around two months now so i can give a full review of my thoughts.

Origins Retexturising Mask


Origins has been one of my favourite skincare brands for a long time although i always use the 'Ginzing' range so this retexturising mask was new for me. This formula includes rose clay so it literally smells so so good, it aims to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. I have dry skin so clay masks don't tend to be the best for me as they feel very drying and this is no different, whilst on my skin it did feel very dry once washed off it felt like it had digged deep into my pores and left my skin nice and soft. 


Pure Face Masks 



I received three Pure face masks, a nourishing, brightening and deep cleansing face mask, these are a brand i had never heard of and are actually one of M&S's own brands. As i said i have very dry skin so for my the nourishing mask works amazingly, so much so this is the product I'm reaching for most when my skin is going through a rough patch, nothing else leave my face so soft and hydrated. It literally works miracles for my dry skin. The brightening and deep cleansing masks are equally as good but again clay isn't suited to my dry skin although both masks to leave my skin looking a lot healthier and feeling fresher.

Glam Glow Youthmud Tinglefoliate Treatment



I don't know about you but I had wanted to try out Glam Glow for so long, last year they were all over my Instagram so i was looking forward to trying this. Upon applying this makes your skin all tingly, i personally like this as it makes me feel as though its actually doing something! It can get a bit messy as it does have a grainy consistency but anything like this i just apply with a old makeup brush, it left my skin really soft and exfoliated. It feels as though it digs deep into your pores and overall reduces pores and nay redness too.


Pixi Glow-02 Oxygen Mask 


This oxygen mask by Pixi, one of my all time favourite brands they just smash everything skincare and makeup and Marks & Spencer's have the biggest collection on the high street! I love this mask, upon applying it becomes a foamy, bubbly texture which i love! This is a quick mask to use as its meant to be left on the face for only 3 minutes, so i wouldnt class this as a intense treatment but it leaves your skin feeling to fresh and bright!


REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask


Now this Ren Glycolytic Radiance Renewal face mask is one I've been loving, i already use a REN face wash which i love and i feel like this accompanies this very well. This smells amazing, literally smells like oranges which i love, the formula i almost gel like which made my dry skin feel amazing, i honestly feel as though this makes such a difference to my skin.

Which masks are you loving??

* Disclaimer: products were sent for reviewing purposes

My Make-up Brush Set

18 May 2018
Im back with a new blog post after seven weeks, life got crazy from uni work to starting a new job life has taken over but i have finally got round to writing a new post.


So i recently received these gorgeous brushes from the guys over at my make-up brush set so I've been trying them for a while now so i can give you my opinions on them!


My make-up brush set

My make-up brush set

My make-up brush set

Firstly we must comment on the design, these brushes are just so pretty with their mermaid design! This comes as one set the 5 Piece Rainbow Mermaid Set personally their are two brushes i get more use out of, one for contour and another for my eye shadow and i love them.

The brushes themselves are super soft making application feel amazing  although i do feel as though you have to be careful to not leave marks from brush strokes on your face but then again i do find this with a lot of brushes so isn't unusual. I find these are easy to clean too which is most definitely a bonus, who wants to make a tedious job any more tedious.

I would definitely recommend checking them out as they have a huge range of different brushes in different patterns  aswell as actual makeup which I'm yet to try myself so their is bound to be something everyone loves and they are also a bargain at around £15 a set with five brushes included.

What makeup brushes are you loving right now?

Rosie for Autograph

28 March 2018
So I recently received this package of rose gold goodness, as you can imagine i was so so happy i mean i honestly do feel so so lucky to receive packages like these! All these products are from Rosie for autographs collection available at Marks & Spencer both online and instore! Also bonus, all products are not tested on animals!




STARSTRUCK LIP & CHEEK COLOUR 
This Starstruck lip and cheek colour is a two in one product to be used either as a lip of check product, this is in shade pink personally i love chubby sticks i find them so easy to use and this was no different. Im not going to lie me and blush aren't a match made in heaven i don't tend to wear it very often as I'm more of a bronzer and contour person. Having said that i have been trying this out and really enjoying it, i don't apply to much just a dab on each check and then blend it out and it adds a little colour to your cheeks and gives you that fresh natural glow. This is available for £15 which isn't bad, in my opinion! 

ROSIE LIPSTICK


So I received two of Rosie's lipsticks, these are in shades super model kiss and dolly baby, firstly again ow amazing is the packaging of these??! Like every other blogger i am instantly drawn to rose gold! I love the formula of these, they are literally so soft on the lips, i used to be a matte lipstick girl but I'm really loving more shiny lips at the minute so these are perfect, especially for the upcoming spring (if it ever arrives) and summer months. The colour pigmentation is great too and they last quite a while after a few hours i do find myself topping up but thats nothing unusual for me. These are £14 which i would say is about average for a lipstick these days.

INSTA GLOW BLUSHER

This Insta Glow Blusher (summer sunrise) has the best packaging is it just me that would love to just never use this product, its just so pretty!! Personally i use this as a highlighter more than a blush and it adds such a pretty seen to my cheeks I really love it even i did have to ruin the pretty pattern to use it! The colour is subtle not too pink which is what i always go for in a highlighter, this is priced at £20 which is more on the expensive side for a highlighter but i honestly do think it is worth it!

ANNIVERSARY MAKEUP PALETTE 


This Anniversary Makeup Palette has 6 creamy eyeshadows, 4 being limited edition ones, a bronzer, a cream blush and a highlighter. I love multi use palettes like this they are perfect for travelling when your trying to pack lightly. Ive been using the bronzer a lot and really enjoy using it, its like a medium shade so would really suit lots of different skin tones. They eyeshadows are also very nice not all of them i would use on a daily basis but the gold and brown shades are perfect for every day and the pigmentation is great! So far I've been loving using this palette and it comes in very handy! 
Also i think this is very reasonably priced at £25! 


EYESHADOW PALETTE 

 This eyeshadow palette is one of my favourites for the collection, the shades are just so wearable and pretty! Also notice the smudge in the  bottom left shade, well typical me accidentally got my nail in there before i even got a chance to take a picture how annoying!! I really like the formula of these, the eyeshadows are creamy and look gorgeous on your lids and last so long!! Again the packaging is gorgeous and the big mirror is also a bonus! This is priced at £18 which for four eyeshadows i think it pretty good value!

INSTA LASH MASCARA 

 This Insta Lash Mascara is amazing, it doesn't clog at all and it really does make your eyelashes look longer, although some reviews online stated this clogged a lot i haven't found it too at all. Theres not much i can say about mascara but i have really been enjoying using it although i put two coats on to build it up if i want my eyelashes to look thicker but for day to day use one coat is enough. This is available in black and in black and brown which i think is great as they normally just have black. This is priced at £15.

Overall i have been loving trying out the range and would really recommend it to anyone and right now if you spend £25 on Rosie's range then you receive a free perfume, enjoy! 




DHC Japanese Beauty

11 March 2018
Being in the beauty blogger community means you hear so much about amazing skincare and beauty brands and Japanese skincare is no different, I've wanted to try some bits for so so long! Skincare is a hit and miss with me as I do have eczema so my skin is super dry and sensitive hence me spending a small fortune on the next best thing to help dry skin!

DHC Cleansing Oil

This is the product I've been loving most of all, this cleansing oil can be used to take off your makeup up or just to cleanse, I've been using it after using my micellar water to take any access makeup off and cleanse my skin at the same time. So far I've been loving using it, it makes my dry skin feel hydrated it just feels amazing on the skin i can only describe it as soft and silky because it really is! Also i have to say that i love the fact it comes with a pump because so many oils don't and it just makes life so much easier, its the simple things! This comes at £24 which I think is a reasonable price considering the 200ml size.

Olive Virgin Oil Swabs

These are cotton buds that are infused with olive oil, each of them come individually wrapped and you get 50 of them in one pack for £6.75. These are made with the idea of them being used to get rid of makeup smudges and blemishes and for any dedicate areas including eyes, nose and ears. I have used it for a number of things, I've used it when doing my nails to clean up, for my ears, when i have applied eye makeup and they just come in so handy! I think they are perfect for on the go and for travelling too! These come at £6.75 for a box of 50 which i think is bargain!!

Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection & Liquid Eyeliner EX

Firstly the mascara, Ive been using this for a while now and i really like it the brush applicator is nice and easy to use not too big not too small but allows you to do your bottom lashes easily. This give quite a natural look, not too dramatic but does make your lashes look lovely and long. This is priced at £15.90 so a little more than your average high street mascara

Next the eyeliner, i don't really own many eyeliners as I'm awful at applying it so i don't have much to compare it too.  So far from having a play round with it i like the tip as its very pointy so makes application easy, the colour is a pure black which is exactly what you would want and at £16 you cant complain. P.S its actually on sale for £12 now!

Velvet Skin Coat

This is a primer for all skin types, it aims to reduce fine lines, pores and imperfections so I've been trying out with my everyday makeup routine and so far so good. Ive found it does make my makeup last a lot longer than it would without the primer, i feel as though this helps your foundation go on easier than usual and overall gives a more finished, polished look. Although i would say this may work better for people with oily skin or normal skin as mine is very very dry and i don't feel as though it gives me any hydration which is something that i normally look for in a primer.

Have you ever tried anything from this range?


Lilibeth- Instant Brow Shaper !!

2 March 2018
So I'm back with another beauty post today, surprise, surprise...

Lilibeth- Instant Brow Shaper

Lilibeth- Instant Brow Shaper

Lilibeth- Instant Brow Shaper

Lilibeth- Instant Brow Shaper

So I've been trying a new beauty tool by Lilibeth brow shaper out for just over a week now and i can honestly tell its going to be a staple tool in my makeup bag, this little tool can get rid of hairs instantly and although initially made for eyebrow hair it comes in handy for any facial hair at all making it great for both men and women!

As you can see when you open out this tool it has a blade, this work by angling the tool and going in a downwards motion against the hairs, obviously it does take a while to get to used to it but as soon as i did i couldn't stop! What i love about this is its painfree, you literally feel nothing! I find this handy to have in your bag incase you notice the odd hair on the go and want to get rid asap this makes it easy to do so. I have found it so easy to use now i have the hang of, i did worry it would feel sharp on dry skin but it felt fine and thats coming from me who has extremely dry skin!

These are also super affordable with them being available from Insant Beauty Fix, Feel Unique, The Hut and Amazon for just £7.50.


InStyler hair tools review

18 February 2018

So todays post is in collaboration with InStyler, they are online retailer and are also stocked in Boots and Argos. They have a wide range of amazing hair tools that you should definitely check out if your'e in to hair styling!! 
inStyler max, inStyler inStyler glossie




InStyler GLOSSIE
inStyler max, inStyler, InSTYLER glossier
This InStyler Glosssie tool is a styling brush, so it can style and brush your hair at the same time, how convenient! Its so easy to use, simply just turn it on with one button put your hair in-between and brush like normal, it gives the same effect as normal hair straighteners and make my hair look perfectly straight, I think this would be perfect for anyone with frizzy hair as it brushes at the same time. One thing I love about this is how lightweight it is, makes it so easy to use!  Also if your forgetful or paranoid that you are going to leave them switched on then these will be great because the automatically turn off! 
These are available to buy for £59.99! 

InStyler MAX
inStyler max, inStyler



inStyler max, inStyler

This InStyler MAX is my favourite of the two hair tools, this is very versatile allowing you to create, straight, wavy and curly hair! You simply wrap a section of your hair around the barrel and push the tong together where the barrel will then rotate to give your a curly or wavy look or you can simply place your hair in-between the barrel and brush to straighten! This product is usually priced at £89.99 but is on sale at the moment £69.99 which i think is a bargain with you being able to do so much with one tool.

What hair tools do you love?