Spa To You – Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush 


Hello my little buttons! 

I received this facial cleansing brush in a Glossy Box a few months ago and have been thoroughly testing it out to give you wonderful people a full review!  I adore skin care, it’s something I really enjoy using and reviewing. I know my skin pretty well and any little gadgets that can help me along the way I am always more than happy to play with. This brush is priced £6.99 and claims to have silky soft bristles and silicone cushions to gentle cleanse and massage the skin to improve microcirculation. 


On first impressions the brush looked like it was going to be a winner, clean design, nice handle and the bristles felt lovely and soft on my hand and face. On first use I applied my nivia face wash in the shower, leaving it on I then started rubbing the brush on my cheek in small circular motions. But instead of feeling a gentle yet effective scrub I felt a Brillo pad scratch across my face. Holy hell this was actually painful! I still used the brush over my whole face to see if the pain subdued, I’m sure your not surprised to hear it didn’t. As soon as this brush got wet it took on another life form, brought to us to inflict agongy and sore red skin. Like the overly positive sole I am I decided to keep trying this brush in hope it might soften up. I tried it with more face washes than I care to list but the result was the same every time, it was far too harsh on my skin and although I do enjoy a brutal exfoliation from time to time this was way too much and not worth the pain. 

Over all very disappointing! I also found that, apart from the searing agony, the bristles were a tad too long making it difficult to get into the areas around my nose as well as keeping up a good circular momentum. I’d love to hear in the comments below what you think of this brush?! 

Lots of love 

Becca xxx 

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Wayne Goss in The Body Shop + mini haul + new products! 

Hello my little buttons!! 

I haven’t been to The Body Shop for a while so I popped in today to pick up a few bits and have a nosy. The first thing I noticed was this fabulous display #daretomask full of fancy new face masks!!! Face masks are one of my favourite things in the whole wide world. The two I was drawn to was the Himalayan Charcoal mask and the Ethiopian Honey Mask. As the were £15 each I decided to get samples to try at home first, one thing I love about the body shop is the samples to try before you buy. I also loved the variety, they really have covered all skin types and mask requirements, the packaging looks really smart too. 

The main reason I went in was to buy a few bits from the seaweed skin care range, which if you have followed me for a while you’ll know it’s my all time favourite skin care line. The two best products in the line, in my opinion, are the oil balancing clay mask and the oil control over night gel. Usually these are £23 together. Today I found a cute little pre packed box with both these products in for £16. Bargain!!! I also noticed all the skin care had been repackaged which I think really adds to the luxurious feel of the products. 

The big surprise for me was seeing Wayne Goss posters and leaflets all over the shop promoting The Body Shops eyeshadows! I’m not sure if they have reformulated the eyeshadows as last time I used them I wasn’t overly impressed. I really value goss’s opinion so I am tempted to try the new palettes they had in store. 

Over all a fun little trip out! What body shop product can you not live without?! 

Lots of love 

Becca xxx 

buttonnailslovesmakeup is back!! (life update)

Hello my little buttons! 

I hope your all doing well, it’s been quite a while since I posted. I am not under any illusion that I have a big audience nor that I have been missed but I decided to blog on my summer, what I’ve been up to and where I have been for the odd person that might be curious. 

I want to start by saying I love writing, this blog has been so much fun and I have really missed it. It is a fun hobby that gives me joy and watching it grow is so exciting. Every like or comment I receive makes my day, I love chatting with you all about products and hearing what you have to say. The fact someone took time out of their day to comment still blows my mind.

It also happens to be pretty time consuming, finding the time to do my makeup every day, take photos, notes on products, writing up drafts then edit upon edit to make sure I’ve got it just right. At times it can really take over! 

For those of you that don’t know I have a pretty busy life in the ‘real world’ I have two beautiful children, ellie who is nearly 9 and Stanley who is 4. I have a wonderful other half called Dave who I have been with for nearly 10 years. We have a beautiful but mental cat called kitty.

I have my own business from home called button nails where I offer gelish nails (an insane amount of nail art) as well as individual eyelash extentions. I also work one morning a week for my dad’s company as well as a few house cleaning jobs. My hands are pretty full most of the time and sometimes life feels like a juggling act, between school runs, kids clubs, work, vets, doctors/dentist appointments, meetings, work, house work….this list goes on. It can be hard to find time for anything else. But since starting this blog I have always found time as it is a huge passion of mine. 

This summer was the last summer before Stanley started full time school and I was determined to make the most of it, so I decided to put the blog on hold for the holidays and have fun with my family. I don’t want this blog to become something I felt forced to do. I have been crazy busy with work too so it was put on the back burner. Im happy to say the blogging itch is back and so am I.
Please don’t think I’m complaining about my life because I’m really not, I love my crazy odd little family and rushing about all the time. I winge n moan but I wouldn’t want it any other way. 

If you are also in the UK you will have notice how crazy hot it’s been, when the weather is sweltering I don’t tend to wear makeup. I’m a sweaty kinda gal and it drives me crazy having makeup on when it’s boiling hot. But I’ve really missed it. I love choosing what products to wear, getting creative with colours and styles and the process of applying my makeup which I find so relaxing. 

On the other hand, not wearing makeup for 2 months has been so liberating. I’ve been loving my skincare products and have appreciated good skin days more than before. I didn’t even take makeup on holiday!!!! Which was definitely a new thing for me lol.

I have boxes of beauty products ready to be used and tried and tested so watch this space you’ll be reading a lot more from me this month!!! 

I hope you all had a great summer!

Lots of love 

Becca xxx 

Saturday colourful MOTD 

Hello my little buttons!! 

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) 

Hello my little buttons!! 

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

Hello my little buttons!  

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 

Beauty Bay makeup haul! 


Hello my little buttons!! 

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 

New Moyou London Stamping Plates!!

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Hello my little buttons!!

Just a quick blog post on my new stamping plates from Moyou London. Moyou is my all time favourite place to buy plates, they’re £5 each and have every design imaginable. They also have weekly new releases so there is never a shortage of new products. I noticed they had released some new nautical themed plates!!!! Although I already have a pretty good collection of plates, I love anything nautical so couldn’t resist. I always buy new products with my customers in mind but from time to time I do splurge on some thing for myself. I’m pretty sure they will be popular with my customers too but not gonna lie, they’re for me!!!!

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Tried them out this weekend and as predicted they were spectacular, each designed stamped easily and looked gorgeous on the nail. I love the detail on some of these designs and find it amazing that with the right stamper you can capture that on a nail.

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Please excuse my dry skin I’ve done a lot of cleaning this weekend! What are your favourite stamping plates? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Becca xxx

Burtsbees Tinted Lip Balm Review

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Hello my little buttons!

As summer is approaching I’m all about tinted lip balms and lipstains. I found this little beauty at my mums house, she a wonderful, yet fussy lady and if she likes something it tends to be good. So of course I ‘borrowed’ it. Here’s my quick little review of what I thought!

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This tinted lip balm contains shea butter and botanical waxes making it super hydrating for the lips. It is priced at £5.99 and is avalible in 6 shades promising 8 hour moisturisation. The sheer wash of colour is beautiful, you can see it’s there but it’s not so over powering that you worry it’s slipping about your face. I have the shade Red Delilah which is a browny red toned colour.

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It feels lovely on the lips and lasts longer than many other balms I’ve tried. Although it looks like a chap stick you can tell straight away it is far more nourishing and my lips feel softer after it has soaked in and faded away. I would definitely recommend this product and think I might have to buy some more shades!!! I have to say I becoming more and more impressed with Burts Bees every product I have tried so far I have loved, they never disappoint.

I’d love to hear in the comments below whats your favourite Burts Bees product?

Becca xxx

20 facts about me!!!

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Hello my little buttons!

I have seen a few bloggers recently posting more about their personal lives and I thought as my blog is getting more traffic now you might like to know a bit more about me. If not then there’s lots of other blogs on my that you can read lol so here we go:

1. I am 28 years old (29 in July boooo)

2. My other half is called dave and     we’ve been together for nearly 10 years, which is pretty impressive and if you met him you would agree too haha he really does means the world to me.

3. We have two beautiful children, Ellie who is 8 and Stanley who is 3, they are everything.

4. We have a pure white cat called Kitty who has one blue eye and one green eye. Ellie named her Kitty as she looks like Hello kitty. What can I say it’s true.

5. I am a gelish nail technician who works from home, I love what I do and it’s great being my own boss as I get a lot of time with my little monsters.

6. I have a seat leon cupra and love driving around pretending to be a rude girl….with the kids in the back.

7. I have a weird fetish for planners/diaries and spend a strange amount of time researching which one to buy next.

8. I’m obsessed with YouTube.

9. I feel like I’m constantly washing and drying clothes #housewifeproblems

10. I love writing and blogging, it has become a wonderful part of my already busy life.

11. I love makeup, buying it, touching it, looking at it, wearing it…you get the gist.

12. I love anything with zombies.

13. I watch movies more than TV programmes.

14. I drink far too much coffee.

15. My favourite shop is hobby craft (sad I know!) I genuinely get super excited about going and can spend hours just walking round.

16. I’m an “all or nothing” kind of person which can be a good and bad thing.

17. My memory can be horrendous I drive everyone around me crazy.

18. I’m training in individual eyelash extentions soon which I’m really excited about.

19. I sing all day long, not very well but it’s still classed as singing.

20.  I love surprising people in what I can achieve if I put my mind to it.

I hope you enjoyed this random little blog, if you have any questions I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Becca xxx