Thursday, 29 October 2015

Bath | Dead Sea Natural Black Mud Mask Soap



Have you ever tried a full body mask soap? No me neither, until I received the Dead Sea Natural Black Mud Mask Soap*. Made from an old family recipe free of detergents and animal fat, it is filled with the unique minerals of the dead sea using olive, palm, coconut and vegetable oil.

When using the soap I apply all over the skin and leave on for 2-3 minutes (normally when I've applied a hair mask at the same time) and then rinse away. The Dead Sea is known for it's properties that can help with skin ailments like eczema, acne, psoriasis, stimulate blood circulation and restore water to body cells too.

I wouldn't recommend using this every day, although it is pure and removes dead skin cells and impurities, I only used this once a week which is probably why it lasted so long! It's helped a lot with my eczema on my thighs (too much info?) especially over the summer months when my eczema tends to flare up and become itchy (nice right?).

I would definitely recommend trying this out if you have any of the skin ailments mentioned, or if you want to remove dead skin cell and impurities this will be perfect for you too! For only £3.75 from Boots it's an absolute bargain, I'm now onto my second bar!

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Back2School Week | Day Seven: Stationary Giveaway!


The last day of Back2School Week features a GIVEAWAY!! All details are in the down bar on the YouTube video...

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Back2School Week | Day Six: Money Saving Tips


Being student is hard, never mind having to think about managing money and prioritising, today's Back To School video helps with just that and features some tips on how to save money and still be able to splurge on your 'cant live without' products!


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B2S Week | Day 5: Drugstore No Make Up Make Up Including Brushes!


A super natural and affordable make up look including brushes, I hope you enjoy...


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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Back2School Week | Day Four: Hacks & Tips


Want to save some time on the morning? Or wondering how to revise? Todays video has my hacks & tips to help you improve whether you're at school, university or college!


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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Back2School Week | Day Three: Quick Natural Make Up + Tips


Want to feel & look 'presentable' but still have an extra 10 minutes in bed? This video has all the answers, it's my quick and natural make up look with some tips and tricks on how to make sure you're feeling confident but still have had plenty of sleep...


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Back2School Week | Day Two: DIY Notebooks & Bookmarks


Day Two of Back To School Week is my first ever DIY video, a quick and simple video showing you how to jazz up them boring notebooks and create your own personal bookmarks. Lets get into this...

Join me again tomorrow for another Back To School video!

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Monday, 21 September 2015

Back2School Week | Day One: Haul & Essentials!


Hello my loves! So today is the first day of our Back To School week, after the amazing feedback from First Impressions week, I've worked my lil' butt off to bring you 7 videos over 7 days. The first video is a little haul and showing you my studying essentials!
Are you looking forward to the rest of this week?

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YouTube | DAY 5 FI Week: Bare Minerals Powder Skincare

Last video from my First Impressions week... did you enjoy it? The next weekly series starts today.. a Back To School Week! Lets do this..
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DAY 4 First Impressions Week: Infallible Matte Foundation


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DAY 3 First Impressions Week: Burberry Kisses Lipsticks


Oops so I completely forgot to post about these videos! Here comes a couple of posts to catch us up...
Hope you enjoy! 
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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Beauty | MeMeMe Cosmetics Nail Varnish Swatch



Looking for that perfect summer shade without having to dip into the days out fund? This MeMeMe Nail Collection Long Lasting Gloss* in 60 Vivacious is perfect for just that! With a easy application (and that's coming from someone who can't paint nails to save her life) and a long lasting formula that protects and conditions, this colour will make your hands and toes look browner than they already are! 

I've never done this kind of nail varnish swatch post before, did you like it? I like how it's straight to the point but would love to know your thoughts and I'd love to do this with other nail varnishes if you are interested? Leave comments below!

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

TWO GIVEAWAYS | Benefit, Lancome, YSL, Clinique and more...


Can you believe we've hit 2,000 subscribers, never mind now over 3,000!? Thank you all so much for subscribing and supporting me, we've grown so much and there's so much more ahead of us. Here is a little way of me giving back to you with TWO giveaways, one for all of you across the world and one for us North East gals...

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DAY 2 First Impressions Week: NEW Dior Mascara


Day two of First Impressions Week features the NEW Dior Mascara, here are my thoughts...

Have you tried Diors' latest mascara yet?
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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

DAY 1 First Impressions Week: Too Faced Products


Welcome to FIRST IMPRESSIONS WEEK, new videos every day Monday-Friday on my first thoughts when trying new products! Today is Day One and is focused around the brand Too Faced, featuring a BB cream, bronzer, lipstick, eyeshadow and blusher...


Are you excited for the rest of the week? Tuesdays (Day 2) video will be up later today! 

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Monday, 3 August 2015

Make Up Revolution Haul


Make Up Revolution is a brand that is affordable and good quality, making dupes for high end products is what they are well known for so I wanted to delve into the brand even more and see what it has to offer, here is what I got...

Would you like to see a tutorial using these products?
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Friday, 31 July 2015

Nominate Me | The North East Blogger Award

(Picture taken from the North East Blogger Awards website)

It's came to my attention that the North East Blogger Awards are running again this year and I'd absolutely love it if you could possibly vote for me for the Best Beauty Blog! I honestly think I'd cry so bad if I came in the Top 3 nominations, lets see if we can do this together and get nominated! 


If you would like to vote for me for the Best Beauty Blog, it'd mean so much, here's the link to do so... http://www.nebloggerawards.co.uk

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Cohorted July Box Haul



I think I can now announce I'm in love with Cohorted's beauty boxes, the March box I reviewed (here) was sent to me to review, since being so impressed I decided to invest my own money and buy the July box! Here it is in all its' glory...


Have you tried their beauty box yet? What are your thoughts?

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Blusher Collection


Sundays upload video was all about my blusher collection, I never realised just how many I had until I did this video, hope you enjoy!


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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Tag | The Skincare Tag


1. Describe your skincare routine in 5 words
Simple, easy, nourishing, comforting & quick.

2. What is your skin type?
Combination! I've got a oily t-zone so my skin just seems to melt make up off recently, especially round my nose! But I also have dehydrated cheeks (weird right?!)

3. What is your favourite skincare product? 
At the moment I'm loving Lancome Visionnaire, it's working wonders on my large pores, slowly but gradually they are starting to look smaller! 

4. Top blemish zapper
I REALLY love the Clearasil Ultra Blemish+Mark Treatment cream, I picked it up from Boots ages ago and it's been my go to product since. All you need is a small layer over any spots or marks from previous spots (as I love to pop them!) and it helps so much to reduce the appearance and stop them pesky spots that sting.

5. Face wipes yay or nay?
For me it has to be a nay on an every day basis, but a yay on them days when you seriously cannot be bothered doing your full routine and just want something quick and easy before going to sleep!

6. Toner yay or nay?
Nay but I totally need to start using one, I only really reach for a toner if I'm feeling really luxurious and want to treat my skin, I know I should start reaching for it more often but it's just one of them steps that I never really think about when it comes to doing my skincare routine.

7. High end skincare or high end makeup?
I'd say both (is that cheating?), I'm more likely to buy high end make up though as I'm not as interested in skincare as I am make up. However if I've tried a sample of a high end skincare product and loved it, I definitely wouldn't think twice about picking it up, I'd just go all out for it. 

8. Whats the most unusual skincare product you've used?
Erm, this is quite a hard one for me, I'd probably say the Bare Minerals Powder that you put on before you go to sleep, it has loads of skin benefits in it but it looks like a powder foundation and gives a bit of coverage. I still need to give it a try but it's definitely the only skincare product I've had to look twice at and thought, ooo that's different!

9. You're in a french pharmacy and you can only pick up one thing, what is it?
I'd probably pick up something from La Roche Possay just because I haven't tried any of their stuff before, any recommendations anyone?

10. Tell us your top skincare tips?
My skincare tips are the most obvious ones:
- Drink plenty of water
- Think about what you're eating as this has a huge impact on your skin (Hello spots)
- Always take your make up off before going to sleep


I'd love to see YOU do this tag, feel free to leave your tag links down below so we can all have a read! 

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Work GRWM/ChitChat (Full Face Of Benefit)


Ever wondered how I do my make up for work? Well here's a GRWM that kind of turned into a Chit Chat tutorial at the same time...

What are your FAVOURITE Benefit products?
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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Beauty | Make Up Revolution Haul & Swatches


Make Up Revolution has taken the beauty community by storm, so a while back I decided to pick up some goodies when it first launched and I thought I'd share them with you now (delayed or what). 


The first thing I gravitated towards was the blusher palette: Ultra Blush And Contour Palette in Sugar and Spice. Can you believe this is only £6?! You get 8 different products in it ranging from bright pinks, to marbled products and bronzer colours, such a bargain!


I also wanted to try two of the individual blushers so I picked up the shades Hot & Wow, these are only £1 each!!


Then I saw the price of The Matte Effect Foundation and just HAD to get one, at only £2.00 I wasn't expecting much but it's actually quite a sheer DEWY foundation, ignore the matte title! The last product I picked up was a lipstick and boy do I love it! Both the foundation and lipstick were used in this video:


What other products should I buy next from Make Up Revolution? Leave comments down below! 

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Friday, 3 July 2015

What's On My Face / What's My Face Worth?


I've never actually done one of these posts but when reading them it really opens your eyes as to how much make up costs and how much you spend on putting a 'few' things on your face. Recently I've been trying to be really good and only buy make up if I DESPERATELY needed it, and to say it's been difficult is an understatement, but saving for a car is my priority at the moment, so this is one of my many ways to help me cope when I walk into Boots or House Of Fraser.

Primer: L'Oreal Skin Perfection Magic Touch Instant Blur - £12.99
Foundation: No7 Instant Radiance (Shade Calico) - £12.50
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte (Shade 001) - £3.99
Concealer: MAC Prolongwear Concealer (Shade NC20) - £17.00
Illuminating Concealer: MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter (Shade Light Boost) - £18.50
Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow (Shade Light/Medium) - £17.50
Bronzer: Dior Nude Air Tan Powder (Shade 001) - £35.00
Highlighter: The Balm Mary Lou Manizer - £17.49
Eyeshadow: Wet 'n' Wild Trio (Shade Walking On Eggshells) - £4.80
Blusher: MeMeMe Blush Me! - £8.95
Mascara: Bourjois One Seconde Ultra Black - £9.99
Soap and Glory Thick & Fast - £10.00
Lipgloss: Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Shine (Shade Charm Offensive) - £7.00

GRAND TOTAL: £175.71

Uh oh, that is a lot of money and that's not even including make up brushes and skincare! This has most definitely opened my eyes to how much my 'face' is worth!

Would you like to see what other things I've been doing to stop me filling my shopping basket?

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