Boots skincare haul! 

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As I have run out of cleanser toner and moisturiser I decided a trip to boots was in order, so with the kids in tow off we went. I wasn’t sure whether to buy my usual or try something new, so I had an open mind. New skin care is risky business as you don’t know how your skin will react but being the spontaneous dare devil I am, I put back my trusted garnier micellar water and was drawn to the Boots Botanics ‘the Power of Plants’ range. Which also happened to be half price! On further expecting I saw that the whole range has been developed with Kew Royal Botanical Gardens with ingredients that have been proven to work. 

The first thing I chose was the Micellar 3 IN 1 Cleansing Brightening Solution BRIGHT. It claims to dissolve makeup, unclog pores and remove impurities. It contains brightening hibiscus and is alcohol, soap and fragrance free. Half price it was £2.24 so if it’s not fantastic I won’t be too disappointed. 

I recently review a mango face wash (click here to read) which sadly stinks of soap so I don’t really enjoy using it. I thought I’d try the Cleansing Foam Wash too, half price this was £1.99.

Ive been needing a daycream with Spf and was happy to see the Botanics range day cream has spf 15, not the highest but it’s better than nothing. Half price this was £2.49.

I couldn’t find a toner in the range so I’m guessing it had sold out, instead I chose Boots fragrance free Simply Sensitive Refreshing Gentle Toner with aloe vera. It was priced at £1.99. 

I really should of stopped there but 2 more items caught my eye. The first being a Botanics Microdermabrasion Polish RADIENT YOUTH which banashes dull skin for Renewed Radiance with protective ginkgo. I’m hoping this will really give my skin a good clearing out as with the heat wave we’ve been having my skins not looking that great, it’s been worse but it’s been better. Half price this cost £3.99.

The last item I bought which I’ve wanted since I first saw it advertised, L’oreal Pure Clay. It purifies while mattifying the skin with 3 pure clays and eucalyptus. The pot contains 10 applications and was on offer for £5 which means each mask only costs 50p! I love clay masks they do wonders for my skin and I’ve really missing using them. 

I also bought a spiderman toothbrush and toothpaste but didn’t think that would of been an overly interesting read! Hope you enjoyed this haul, my next blog post will be a superdrug haul! Have a great weekend.

Becca xxx 

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Saturday colourful MOTD 

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Hope your all having a lovely Saturday! Thought I’d share my makeup look for the day, I’ve got lots of new goodies I’m testing out and will be blogging about as soon as I have a firm opinion on them. 

Here are the products I’m trying out today, from left to right:

1. Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner in the shade 020 fashionista (dark metallic blue)

2. Collection Define & Perfect eyebrow powder in the shade blonde 1

3. Maybelline Lash Sensational, lash multiplying Mascara. 

4. Collection Prime & Ready mattifying pore minimising primer powered by witch hazel 

5. MUA Luxe bronze & Sculpt Contour Kit 

 I felt like going bright and colourful to match my colourful summer dress. As the Eyeliner I’m testing out is a dark metallic blue I decided to pull out out my trusty Makeup Revolution mermaids vs Unicorns eyeshadow palette. The colours are so vibrant amd pigmented it never let’s me down! 

As I’m using a mattifying pore minimising primer I wanted to use a matte foundation. One of my all time favourites is the L’oreal Infallible Matte, as I used it all the time I know how it wear s throughout the day so thought this would be the perfect way to test a new primer. 

Here are all the products I used for my look today. 

I’d love to hear in the comments below what products your really into right now!

Becca xxx 

Mirror nails application and first impression! (wildflowers) 

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I’m sure you’ve all seen the mirror nail powder videos that have been going viral, I couldn’t resist investing. I know my customers pretty well by now and knew this would be a huge hit with my girlies! 

It’s a really intetesting concept, the powder itself is a super fine silver micro glitter. Instructions to use are as follows:

1. Prep the nail as usual

2. Paint the nail black (gel Polish) then cure.

3. Top coat then cure.

4. Using a lint free wipe, wipe of the sticky layer not using any chemicals, just the wipe.

5. Rub the powder into the nail.

6. Repeat steps 3,4 & 5 then topcoat again

Voila your done! 

The powder is so easy to use once you’ve removed the tacky layer, this photo was my first attempt. I will say though, as the powder is so fine it really does go everywhere so be prepared to be covered in micro glitter for a day or two! My powder was from wildflowers and including delivery it came to £30 for a 10g jar. Yes it is expensive (the current value of the pound doesn’t help) but now I have played around with it im confidant I’ll get a good amount of sets out of the little pot and have adjusted my prices accordingly. I’m hoping to buy some of the other chrome colours avaliable too but need to save my pennies lol. 

I would also recommend to have a separate top coat for mirror nails as the glitter partials have now contaminated my top coat making it glittery, bit of a pain but wasnt a huge suprise. 

I’d love to hear below if you like mirror nails or if you know any other brands that stock this powder? 

Becca xxx 

 

Ladykin Mango Twinklight Soft Foaming Cleanser Review

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I was perusing one of my favourite beauty sites beautybay and came across this face Cleanser. “with effective emollients mango extract and bambusa vulgaris leaf extract” it sounded fruity and gorgeous. Its priced at £5 and you get 100ml which I thought was a BARGIN. Once it arrived I had a look at the ingredients but sadly they are korean so I have no idea what is in the cleanser lol. 

On first use, I was hoping for a big powerful mango smell (yes I know fragrance in skincare is a no-no lol) but instead was met by a super soft subtle mango smell. The cleanser it’s self was a really pale pearlescent yellow and felt rich and creamy with small exfolient beads. I didn’t find it foamed up overly well, it felt more like a cream cleanser which isn’t a problem for me.

Once I rinsed it off my face i was squeaky clean, litrally I could squeak across my cheeks with my fingers lol. But what was sooooo disappointing was the after smell. Soap. Soap. Soap. It spelt straight up like a bar of soap, it was so over powering and nasty. The smell clung to my skin for a good hour after washing it was really unpleasant. 

I will say, although it smells revolting, my skin feels so lovely, soft and clean afterwards I’m still using it! I definitely won’t be buying it again but for now it does the job. I realise this is an odd little review but thought I would share my thoughts! 

I’d love to hear in the comments below what your favourite cleanser is? 

Becca xxx 

New makeup trend alert!!! Draping?! 

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Well here we are again, already, to talk about yet another new makeup trend. Let’s quickly recap, we’ve has contouring, strobing, non-touring and now we’re onto draping. Draping is a huge throw back to a technique makeup artists used in the 60’s/70’s/80’s it’s basically contouring but with blush. Using several shades to achieve a more rosy natural contour, a darker shade on the lower cheek with a lighter, brighter shade blended above. 

As I’m pretty red naturally I can’t see this being a look I’ll be jumping at!! What do you think about this new trend? Cool or Crazy? I’d love to hear in the comments below! 

Becca xxx 

Glossy Box July 2016 First Impressions! 

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Yay another Glossy Box, I’m so happy with this one as I’m pretty sure I will use every product. So let’s jump right in.

1. Hawaiian Tropic island berry lipgloss £6.99 hawaiiantropicshop.co.uk 

Lovely little lipgloss, spf 25 which is fantastic for a gloss. It claims to be a non sticky formula that provides 12 hours hydration. It’s smells great I hope it lives up to my expectations. 

2. Icona Milano Emotion Allowed Mascara £13.04 iconamilano.com

Love the name of this Mascara, it’s a really clever take on waterproof Mascara. The brush looks pretty good too so hoping it adds length, volume and is buildable. Its also from a brand I’ve never heard of before which is exciting.

3. Hairon De-tangle Brush £6.99 hairon.co.uk 

I was more pleased for my daughter than myself on this one! Her hair is down to her bum so this will definitely get used lol. My hair is shorter and curly but when it’s hot the curls get so tight it’s really hard to brush though so hopefully this brush will live up to the challenge.

4. Blank Canvas f20 Flat Brush £11.95 blankcanvascosmetics.com 

One of my favourite things to get in my Glossy Box is a makeup brush! This is another brand I haven’t heard of, but from the looks of the brush I think I’ll be investigating further as it feels super soft and is rather pretty to look at! 

5. Utan and Tone Nourishing Night Creme £12.50 utanandtone.com 

Hmmmm debating whether to try this or not lol. It’s a combo of night cream and gradual fake tan, it could go fantastically well or I could be stained orange for days lol. Might read some reviews on this before having a play! 
Overall a fantastic box this month really happy with all the items! We’re you happy with your box? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Becca xxx 

Beauty Bay makeup haul! 


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I’m so sorry, I’ve not posted in about two weeks, it feels like forever!! I’m still alive, I have been crazy busy with work and other commitments which has had to take priority over my blog. I’m hoping to get back in the swing of things asap, so to kick it off I thought I’d share with you my recent beauty bay haul! I only bought a couple of bits but thought I’d share them with you. I will be reviewing all these items so if you’d like to read more please subscribe to my blog for email updates when I post something new! 

1 Mango Face Wash

I’ve been in the market for a new face wash for a while, the last product I tried broke my skin out so I’ve been pretty choosy about what to try next. I saw this and thought what the heck, I love eating mangos so why not put them on my face! 

2. La girl eyeshadow palettes 

As a palette junkie i’ve been eyeing these up for while. Apart from them being a metallic master piece they were only £3 each. Here in the UK we don’t have la girl cosmetics so when I saw that beauty bay were stocking some of their products I had to give them a go. 

3. La girl Pro Conceal 

Last but not least is this little beauty. This is for sure a ‘youtube made me buy it’ product as I’ve seen it everywhere. For £5 it’s worth a go! I’m just hoping the colours right for my skin as although it’s the shade light ivory it still looks pretty orange to me. 

So that’s everything! I have another haul blog post coming up from superdrug, damn their 3 for 2 lol. Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Becca xxx