Tuesday, 19 June 2018

My current skincare routine // Summer 2018


Hello darlings

Today's post is an updated skin care routine, i'm obsessed with skincare, i'm always looking for new products to try but my current routine is actually quite simple. I feel like i'm always buying products and over complicating it. I see so many peoples routines and think doesn't that take you ages? Or its too many products for you skin and it can't be good? But i've finally found a routine that works for my skin.

Skin type: Normal/dry. 

In the morning i only use two products, i don't have a whole lot of time. I have a baby and any other mums reading this knows what its like to have to try and get ready when they are running round and you need to keep an eye on them.  I just wash my face with Garnier Nourishing Botanical Face Wash, i do this in the shower as its just easy. Then i moisturize with the L'Oreal Revitalift Centella Repair Cream, i love this, it feels amazing on my skin. I've only got a little left so i will need to repurchase. I use it under my makeup, i put a double layer under my eyes to use as an eye cream, i also find it helps to keep my concealer on longer and it applies nicer to. 
My night time routine is again simple, i first use the B. Micellar Water to take off my makeup. I've tried quite a few Micellar waters over the years and i have to say this is one of the better ones. It takes off all my makeup, cleanses my skin and its a great price! Then i use the Nip and Fab Exfloiator Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads. OMG these pads are my absolute favourite item in my skincare routine, this has to be the 4th or 5th pot i've purchased. I was skeptical about use i them at first as they are quite expensive but i'm so glad i bit the bullet and tried them. They exfoliate and cleanse which is brilliant i love 2 in 1 products. Lastly i use the Nip and Fab Post Glycolic Moisturizer i've only just started using this but so far i'm loving it, the only things is it takes a little time to soak into the skin. But it has a gorgeous scent!

I'd love to know what products are you using in your daily skincare routine?
Are there any ones i should try?


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Monday, 11 June 2018

Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment // Review

Hello darlings. 

Today post wasn't the post i'd planned i was going to do an updated skin care routine as i've changed things up a little since last time but my camera broke! Can anyone recommend me a good camera? Let me know down in the comments 

So today's post is instead my review on the Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment. I've tried a few things from Revolution Pro and i've been really impressed, i know that some of their line has had mixed reviews and that they are not as good as their regular Makeup Revolution but sofari haven't been disappointed. 
Packaging and price:
I like the packaging i think i really nice, its black and sleek with the colour of the pigment on the side which is really handy, so if you purchase more than one when you line them up on your vanity or in your draw you can see each colour. Price is £4 which is amazing for a liquid lipstick.

Shades:
I found it really hard to tell the shade colours online and as i don't have a a Revolution pro stand near where i live. I googled and looked Pinterest for swatches but could hardly find any! But from the few swatches i saw there was a couple that i liked the look of. So i purchase a few items online a week ago and i choose the shade 'Elevation'. I'm pleased with the colour i choose, it is a little more purple that i was expecting, but still beautiful all the same! I think its more suited for Autumn than summer so its nice to add to my collection. 
Application 
It has a nice shaped application, more of a rectangle, (i wish i took a pic but again with my camera situation, when i get a new one i'll update this post but i really wanted to get a post up for you guys today!) So it is a little awkward to apply to the lips. I do advise putting a lip liner on first as it quite hard with this shape applicator to get it neat around the edges of your lips. 

Texture:
When applied it does take a while to dry down its quite sticky at first. But my goodness is it comfortable! I wasn't expecting this, i normally find liquid lipsticks quite annoying and uncomfortable on the lips and can only wear them for a little while. I tried to read reviews of this product before buying but i couldn't find a huge amount for i wasn't sure what the texture would be like, but i am really happy with it. 

Longevity: 
The colour stayed on my lips for a good few hours, it didn't transfer on to mugs when drinking. It also wore away nicely when i ate. 


You can purchase them here

Overall i'm really happy i purchased this, I'd love to know have you tried any of these Supreme Matte Pigments?

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

A different kind of subscription box // Pink Parcel // Discount code

Hello darlings

I was kindly contacted by pink Parcel and asked if i would like to review one of their boxes and of course i said yes! I'd seen quite a bit about this subscription box on Instagram so i was really excited to try one myself as i was thinking of subscribing anyway. 

Basically for those who haven't heard about Pink Parcel they are a monthly subscription similar to Glossy Box and Birch Box but with a twist. This box focuses on your period and how that on your time of the month you need and deserve a little indulgence. This box is filled with everything you need while on your period, all the essentials tampons, sanitary pads etc but also is filled with exciting goodies, like tea, chocolate, makeup and skincare products. 
Their website says:
'Our priority is making women feel their absolute best even when that time of the month rolls around. With essentials for now, for night and for later, as well as amazing beauty, skincare and lifestyle products, all you need to do is sit back and indulge.'
The box is divided into 4 sections, the 'for you' box which is the exciting part, its filled with little beauty items and treats. The 'for night' which has night time sanitary pads. The 'for later' box which has tampons and pads and the 'little pink bag' is also filled with tampons and sanitary pads for on the go. Its a cute little pink bag that you can keep in your handbag and be discrete. 
The beauty products this month included:
Green frog Botanic Natural Body Wash in 'Relaxing Peppermint' 
Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara
Jelly Pong Pong Coffee and Coconut Lip scrub
Beauty Pro Eye Therapy Under Eye Mask
Catherine Malandrino Perfume 
2 Piece  of Cocoba Orange Milk Chocolate 
Multea Green Tea. 

I haven't tried any of them yet so this is just a first impressions, but i'm really pleased with the selection as these subscription boxes can be really hit or miss. 
Overall i'm really impressed by this box! From less that £11 a month including postage is pretty amazing. 

For 20% off  your first box use the code 'PP20'. 

You can subscribe here. 


I'd love to know have you tried this subscription?

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Monday, 28 May 2018

Forgotten Products. // Drugstore

Hello darlings

Today's post is all about those products that i love but don't use very often (I'm sure ill come up with a better title than that). I have a whole beauty table full of products that i love and bought for a reason but just get forgotten about. I stick to the same products day in day out. This post is just a reminder to myself to why i love them, why i bought them and why they should get a little more attention. I'm gonna try and make this a semi regular thing, so that i get use out of them and might even remind you guys to love some of them lost gems. 
Nip and Fab eye shadow palette in Sculpted: £12.95.
I purchased this palette on Black Friday and i got it as part of an amazing deal (link). I do love this palette, the shades are creamy, very pigmented and blend beautifully. But the shades are all very similar you can't create a huge amount of looks from it, they all end up looking the same or very dark. I could use them a long side another palette but i like a palette to have everything i need it in, a base, crease and lid. Which to be fair this does its just not a everyday palette for me. 

I really like this concealer but i just don't reach for it as often as i'd like i always have other concealers that i prefer. But this is a really nice concealer, it creamy, brightening and pigmented. I need to put it in my everyday makeup bag and make myself use it. 

I have a whole draw full of primers that i never sue, i keep buying them and forget that they are there. This Max Factor one if one of the better ones but i never remember to apply it before foundation. I have dry skin so i moisturizer before i apply my foundation, otherwise the application tends to be pretty awful no matter what foundation it is. Maybe a primer would also fix this? 

Again primers! I have so many eye shadow primers too, but again i rarely remember it before i apply my eye shadow. I do i find that a primer do usually makes my shadow brighter and stays on longer. This Makeup Revolution shadow primer is only £2.50, how brilliant is that! Very affordable. 

Sleek Blusher in pomegranate £4.99.
Lastly i new a blusher would be in here.sI own do may pretty blushers, i see them in the shops and i fall in love but i rarely use them. I contour and highlight daily but i always feel if i add blush too its too much. And i would rather have a contoured face than a blushing one. I'm naturally quite a pink person anyway so i feel i have it naturally there. But my Sleek blushes especially are amazing, some of the best i own, i'm putting this one in my everyday bag as i write this. 

I'd love to know what products have you loved and forgotten?

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The 7 day slimfast challenge // conclusion

Hello darlings

Today is the conclusion to my 7 day Slimfast challenge. Heres part one if you missed it!. I started this challenge last Monday (14th May) and finished this Monday and i have to say i'm pleasantly surprised. 
The kits comes with a strawberry shake, 2 chocolate meal replacement bars, 3 sour cream and chive pretzels, 4 cheddar cheese bits, 4 caramel bars and 3 chocolate bars. 

( I apologize for my chubby toes) 
My starting weight was 61kg (9st 6lb or 134lbs)
After one week my weight was 59.9kg (9st 4lbs or 132lb) so after 1 week i lost a little over 2kgs, which i'm pretty happy with. If i'm honest i wasn't expecting to loose anything, i thought you can't loose much in one week on its own so i'm really happy, thats a healthy amount to loose. Its not a crash diet where you loose loads and put it straight back on the next week the minute you stop,
I'm not gonna lie i didn't stick to the plan 100%, i tried and i did eat pretty healthy for nearly the whole week but i did have a cheeky Chinese on the Friday night but thats a good thing! I'l tell you why because i still lost weight and had a little treat, a win win. I also didn't stick to the meal plan as most of the evening meals were meat so i made my own vegetarian versions. I also didn't snack as often as it told me some were 3/4 times a day which was a little too much for me, i don't normally eat that many times. But it means i have snacks left over after the week and about half the tub of protein shake as well which is brilliant so i can continue to eat them next week too. 

Overall i think it was a good diet i liked that it encourage you to snack and still loose weight as to live a healthier lifestyle. I did loose a couple pounds which i wasn't expecting in a week! Its made me closer to my goal weight which is always good. I'm not sure i'm gig to stick to it as it not the cheapest diet but i will definitely be buying their snacks as i really enjoy them, and i'm not gonna lie these chocolate meal replacement bars are very filing!

I'd love to know have you tried this challenge or any of the Slimfast products?

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