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Monthly Favourites – August 2018

Monthly Favourites – August 2018

 

In no particular order as always!

 

Cruelty Free

 

 

Obsession Customizable Eyeshadows (Ginger)

Obsession Swatches

 

To be honest I am obsessed (no pun intended) with this whole collection in general. But if I had to choose a favourite it would currently be “Ginger”. This shade is so stunning! It is the perfect transition shade that I use pretty much constantly now.
Full Review & Swatches
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Natural Collection Foundation

Natural Collection

 

This one was a shocker. I did not expect to like this much, and have ended up absolutely loving it. I don’t have enough good things to say about this product!
Full Review & Swatches
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Natural Collection Bronzer

Natural Collection

 

Again I was pleasantly surprised by all the products I tried from this brand, but this bronzer is just phenominal. It is on the natural side, but gives such a gorgeous and subtle bronzey glow that also looks epic on the eyes. Another winner!
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Natura Siberica Exfoliating Face Scrub

Natura Siberica

 

I may have gone a little crazy with this product since I tried it (how often is too often to exfoliate.. I mean really…?). This scrub is heavenly. It is not scratchy or too intense, but the super fine exfoliant leaves skin SO soft and healthy looking – seriosuly addictive!
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Filthy Candles Soy Wax Vintage Tin Candle

Filthy Candles

 

I received this candle a few months ago actually but have been loving this scent during the warmer nights we’ve been having. Super quirky, the adorable vintage tin, and hand made!
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Eden Project Lip Balm

Eden Project Lip Balm

 

Another brand that so far I have loved everything I have tried… I suffer with dry lips a lot (I’m not sure suffer is the right word, it sounds a bit dramatic), but this lip balm has been a knight in shining armour. It leaves lips so moisturised and soft and the results last for ages!
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Madam Glam Gel Polish – Rosy Nude

Madam Glam

 

This is the first product I have tried from Madam Glam and I am already obsessed. I always use gel polish as it lasts longer (a normal polish would struggle to make it through a day on my nails), and this shade is literally bang on. A pale pink that is not bright but not boring. More on the nude side than Barbie, I can’t wait to try out more of their shades!
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Cantu Curl Activating Cream

Cantu

 

One for the curly girls, Cantu is a brand I am working my way through and are becoming staples in my hair care routine. This cream smells incredible, keeps my hair soft (but not fluffy) and encourages my curls to be curlier! Super affordable.. Love it.
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Solait 10 Minute Tan (Superdrug)

Solait Tan

 

As a super fan of the Solait Express Tan (1 hour) I couldn’t exactly not buy this. 10 minutes? Like, for real? And the answer is yes. For real. It is definitely a lighter tan but is so quick and easy and has a really nice olive bronze undertone – no orange in sight! Oh, and its £3.29!!!
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LUSH Slap Stick Foundation Review & Swatches

LUSH Slap Stick Foundation Review & Swatches

LUSH Slap Stick Solid Foundation Review

 

Lush Foundation

 

 

As a hardcore fan of anything from Lush Cosmetics, it is safe to say I was a little over excited when I heard they were releasing a foundation. As always with Lush, the format of this foundation was never going to be stereotypical – it is literally an egg. Strange, but totally justified. As there is no packaging to this foundation (other than the cardboard recyclable box) there is no wastage or plastic involved. That being said it is still super easy to use as it has a peel-able wax holder.

Lush Foundation

“Each solid Slap Stick formula is partially dipped in peelable wax for your convenience, and will arrive in a handy recycled and recyclable cardboard box to ensure it’s in tip-top condition. By popping your foundation in a reusable container you’ll keep your product fresh – and do your bit for the planet too.

Plus, you can rest assured that your new foundation is 100% vegan and none of the beautiful ingredients inside have been tested on animals – just a squad of dedicated makeup lovers, passionate about skincare.”

 

Lush Foundation

 

So! On to the fun part! There are 40 shades available – yes 40 – and all are further categorised into undertones. This is genius! While 40 shades may seem a little overwhelming, Lush have made it super simple to match yourself. They have a “No Hassle Guide” to help break it all down, and if you are an Instagram user then you can literally hold your phone up to your face and match yourself. Amazing right!? Just open the Undertone story and get cracking!

 

 

 

“So you want a breathable foundation with buildable coverage and a natural neutral undertone – a foundation that looks incredible, feels invisible and does amazing things for your skin. But what you normally get is heavy foundation that clogs, cakes or doesn’t quite give you the coverage you want or the ingredients your skin would really appreciate. Until now.”

 

“Say hello to post-facial radiance – skin so dewy you could have just hit the spa and ingredients so luxurious they hydrate, soften and rejuvenate with every application. With 40 shades available (also with warm and cool undertones) to cater for every complexion, your skin’s never had it this good before.

Each Lush Slap Stick is an enriching, highly buildable blend of coveted artisan ingredients and pigment, packed with softening nut oils to make your complexion glow. This medium-coverage foundation, composed of 14% pigment and 45% Indonesian coconut oil, makes mask-like foundations a thing of the past, keeping your complexion looking fresh all day long at no compromise to your preferred level of coverage.”

 

And is it as incredible as it seems to be?

Lush FoundationIn my opinion, yes. It is definitely not a typical foundation in any shape or form. It definitely has a waxy texture to it that is not really comparable to typical liquid or cream foundations. However, it… is…. beautiful. It took me a while to figure out the best way to apply and blend this, but applying directly onto the skin and then blending with a damp beauty blender gave the most glorious finish. The result is so natural looking, but is pretty buildable if you are into a more fuller coverage. It warms onto the skin and blends beautifully. It definitely gives a radiant dewy finish, but is not greasy (which surprised me as looking at the ingredients it contains a lot of oils!). It lasts well and when it does start to wear down it fades and stays blended rather than breaking up or going patchy. Would I wear this for an evening event or night out? Probably not – for those I do prefer a more flawless and matte finish. But, for daily use, day time events (it screams festivals!) or any less intense looks this is so perfect.

 

Lush Foundation

 

At £16.95 it isn’t the cheapest foundation going, but I do think because of its format this will last for such a long time. I love the idea behind the packaging (or lack of), and when it comes down to the actual product – although applying it can feel very odd to start with – it blends beautifully, gives a stunning finish, works fabulously with other makeup products on top and has pretty good staying power. Another Lush Cosmetics win!!!

 

 

 

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Lush Foundation

 

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Natura Siberica Skincare Review

Natura Siberica Skincare Review

Natura Siberica Skincare Review

 

Natura Siberica

 

 

Natura Siberica have become one of my holy grail skincare brands. I have reviewed various products from them already, so this time I thought we could look at their basic products, which are SO affordable. While I wasn’t exactly expecting them not to be any good, these are at the bottom end of their prices so I was intrigued! Super affordable luxurious skincare? Let’s find out!

 

“Natura Siberica products are based on the traditional remedies of ancient Siberian tribes. Featuring wild harvested ingredients, sourced from unspoilt landscapes, Natura Siberica work with these local tribes, bringing about positive changes in their lives.

To survive the extreme Siberian conditions, endemic and adaptogenic herbs and plants synthesize highly protective active ingredients and have extraordinary antioxidant properties. When used therapeutically they offer unique health and beauty benefits.”

 

Natura Siberica

 

 

Cleansing Foaming Mousse

– £6.25

Natura Siberica“Our gentle Cleansing Mousse is a perfect everyday treatment for oily and combination skin. Its rich lather foams away excess dirt, oil and make-up, leaving skin clean and refreshed.
Rich in vitamin P, Sophora Japonica strengthens and replenishes skin while Chamomilla Recutita soothes it and protects from bacteria. Your skin will be deeply cleansed, soft, and beautifully refreshed.”

So starting with cleansing, this foam is just awesome. As someone who would usually use creamy cleansers (or face wipes if I’m feeling lazy..) a cleanser in the form of a mousse isn’t something I have tried before. It is so easy! It lathers up straight away (without being messy as I would have expected!), cleanses the skin removing all traces of makeup AND leaves skin so soft. It isn’t designed to remove eye makeup however, which brings me on the next product…

 

 

Moisturizing Foam Eye Makeup Remover

– £5.75

Natura Siberica“This Moisturizing Foam is specifically designed to gently remove eye make-up without stripping or stinging the delicate eye area.
Rhodiola Rosea, highly renowned for its fantastic adaptogenic properties, deeply oxygenates and rejuvenates the skin. Daurian Lily gently soothes and nourishes the skin – promoting a healthy glow.”

 

This is the perfect partner to the Cleansing Mousse. It is the same format being a mousse, but this is specifically for eye makeup. I have quite sensitive eyes so can be wary using products directly in that area, but this is brilliant! It does not irritate my eyes at all and removes every teeny weeny flek of mascara. I don’t know how this works, but it does. It is genius.

 

 

Exfoliating Face Scrub

– £5.50

Natura Siberica

 

 

“This gentle face scrub with Sophora Japonica and Arctic Raspberry delicately exfoliates, renews and restores the skin making it smooth and firm.
Extract of Sophora Japonica contains up to 30% of Rutin (Vitamin P), which stimulates regeneration processes, and regulates lipid balance. Apricot Seeds gently exfoliate skin while Arctic Raspberry Extract soothes it.”

 

 

 

 

 

Gentle Face Peeling

– £5.50

Natura Siberica

 

 

“A gentle face peel with Aralia Mandshurica, Meadowsweet, AHA-acids and Vitamin F gently exfoliates and renews skin to improve the complexion. 
Our gentle face peel reinforces the skins protective functions, making it smooth and supple. Aralia Mandshurica protects skin from external factors while Meadowsweet restores skin’s natural regenerative functions. AHA-acids gently exfoliate skin while Vitamin F facilitates cell renewal  – making skin firmer and more elastic.”

 

 

 

 

So these two products are fairly similar (hense why I am putting these together). They are similar in the sense that they feel almost identical when squeezing out the tube. BUT, these two beauties definitely do different things. I can’t quite put my finger on what the differences are. I have used them separately and yes after using the Face Scrub alone my skin feels silky smooth, and after using the Face Peeling alone my skin again feels silky smooth too but in a different way. It’s a really difficult one to explain but the descripions are pretty bang on really. All of this being said, I am in love with using these as a combo. This might seem like overkill, but the two combined (I do the scrub first) give just seriously epic results. My skin looks totally different after using these, smooth and hydrated and actually “youthful”. So affordable and make SUCH a difference.

 

 

 

Nourishing Facial Mask

– £5.50

Natura Siberica“Our Nourishing Facial Mask is perfect for dry, normal, and dull skin types.
Calendula Marigold detoxifies and rejuvenates, strengthening by improving resistance to environmental damage.  Wild Daurian Rose deeply nourishes skin and protects it from dehydration. It intensively moisturises and smoothes your skin, making it brighter, firmer, and imparting a youthful glow.”

 

Last but not least every pamper session should be finished with a face mask. In the past I would always use masks aimed at detoxifying and unclogging pores etc. And I still do, but there is something so beautiful about gorgeous, moisturised, glowy skin. 30 is definitely on the horizon for me, so my priorities with my skin have changed somewhat recently, and this mask is just fabulous. It is SO hydrating, but doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy. It hasn’t caused me any break outs, and leaves my face feeling and looking – in a word – healthy!

 

 



So overall I think it is safe to say I am still 100% in love with this brand. Yes the more luxurious and expensive products are definitely stunning and give ridiculous results, I am so happy that I have found these affordable alternatives to use on a daily basis. These products combined are literally transforming my skin (I noticed a difference just in a few days!) and don’t break the bank. And yes, a luxurious product here and there on a pamper night is something I will always get excited about, but these every day staple products are perfect to keep skin looking its best, every day. Another success!!

 

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Natura Siberica

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Natural Collection Review

Natural Collection Review

Natural Collection Review

Natural Collection

 

So first off I’ll be frank, I bought these products just to build up my collection as they are SO cheap (everything is under £3). I wasn’t expecting much from them and just thought they would be handy to have around. BUT!!!! I am literally obsessed. I don’t know how they’ve done it, but they have. These have very quickly become products that I now use every day. How!?!?

 

“Natural Collection has curated a selection of cosmetics to work with your natural beauty rather than covering it up. From soft and timeless hues to a touch of colour, this is our ‘show you’ range (not ‘make up’), created to show off the best of you.
Our beauty experts have developed a simple range of lightweight, simple to use, wearable and easy to understand products that fit into your life, not take it over! Beauty isn’t about looking perfect, it’s about finding what works for you and celebrating what makes you individual. Freckles, scars, stretch marks and they are your stories, your beauty.
Embrace your natural beauty, don’t cover up, just shine!
No nonsense make up. Beauty made simple.”

 

 

Natural Collection Hydrating and Radiance Foundation

Natural Collection

 

“Our Hydrating and Radiance Foundation has been created with a lightweight formula that glides onto skin, giving you light coverage.
Containing moisturising and luminescent properties that will help leave skin radiant, whilst feeling beautifully hydrated. An instant boost for tired or dull looking skin.
Kind to skin. With camomile to help soothe and protect.” – £2.99

 

 

 

Natural Collection

So this is the product that shocked me the most. For £2.99 I was kind of expecting a cakey foundation that didn’t really cover anything or last more than 5 minutes. This miracle has become my every day base product. The finish is absolutely stunning and it somehow does last really well! It does “fade” towards the end of the day but baring in mind I work outside the fact that it lasts past lunch time at this price is impressive! Plus it fades rather than going patchy so it still looks good at the end of the day. The coverage is more on the natural side, but I absolutely love it. I am usually a BB Cream girl but this is definitely more coverage than a standard BB Cream. I have the shade “Cameo” which matches my current skin tone (a little tanned) bang on, and I will definitely be picking up a lighter shade for when this sunshine disappears. I just love it.

 

Natural Collection

 

 

Natural Collection Powder Blusher & Bronzing Powder

Natural Collection

 

 

“Our Blushers have been created to give a hint of natural colour, adding a delicate glow to your complexion. It’s easy to blend and build, to help you create your perfect everyday look.
Enriched with Camomile to help soothe and protect.” – £1.99

 

 

 

Natural Collection

 

 

“Our Bronzing Powder is lightly tinted to add a natural, healthy glow to your complexion. Infused with golden pearl, this subtly frosted Bronzing Powder enhances the warmth of your skin and is blendable and buildable, for a natural sunkissed look. This powder is great for use on its own for a more natural finish or over your base for a more intense glow.
Enriched with Camomile to help soothe and protect.” – £1.99

 

 

Again these two products are just life. They have such a stunning finish to them and look so natural. I have the shades “Peach Melba (Blush)” and “Golden Glow (Bronzer)”. If you’re after a strong sharp contour and a bright blush then these probably aren’t what you’re looking for, but to warm up the skin and add some subtle colour to the cheeks these are fabulous.

 

Natural Collection Mono Eyeshadow

 

Natural Collection

 

“Our Mono Eyeshadows have been created to give beautifully pigmented colour.
Our soft and creamy formula provides an easy and smooth application,which is both blendable and buildable.  Available in a variety of colours to suit all looks.
Enriched with Camomile to help soothe and protect.” – £1.99

Another diamond, the shade range on these eyeshadows are pretty impressive and they are suprisingly pigmented. That being said they again have such a lovely finish are super easy to blend. I have the “Milk Chocolate” shade and it is beyond perfect for everyday.

 

Natural Collection Definition Mascara

Natural Collection“Our Definition Mascara has been created to define and separate lashes from corner to corner for a fanned out, clump free and wide-eyed effect.
Enriched with Camomile to help soothe and protect” – £2.49

Last but not least, this mascara is a game changer for me. I don’t tend to wear mascara on a daily basis (I have fairly sensitive eyes and tend to use mascara for occasions rather than every day). But, this gentle mascara has not irritated my eyes in the slightest. This doesn’t make your lashes look like falseys so if you’re more into full on drama or clumpy mascaras then this isn’t going to fit the brief. It looks so natural and just defines the eyes without it being obvious that it’s even there – which for me is perfect. Obviously I do like to go all out when it comes to special occasions, but for an every day makeup I am obsessed.

 

 

 

Natural Collection
(Left:Bronzer, Middle:Blush, Right:Eyeshadow)

 

 

Overall it is safe to say that I am beyond impressed with this whole collection. Had I known it was going to be quite this epic I would have picked up a lot more products when I was there! But I can now crack on and trust that the standard of these ridiculously cheap products is beautiful. I don’t know how they’ve done, and I don’t need to – I’m just glad they did!!

 

 

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Inoar Divine Curls Review

Inoar Divine Curls Review

Inoar Divine Curls Shampoo & Conditioner Review!

 

Inoar Divine Curls

 

So I came across this duo on YouTube on the hunt for Cruelty Free CG Method Approved products. If you have curly hair and you have not heard of Curly Penny – get on it! Other than the fact I already watch pretty much all of her videos, these products in particular caught my attention. Inoar is a Brazilian brand, but I found them on Amazon and jumped straight in!!

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls

Inoar Divine Curls“The INOAR Divine Curls line has been designed for those with curly hair – so that you won’t even consider living without them. Composed of Low Poo shampoo, a product free of cumulative ingredients, conditioner, hair mask and curl finishing gel, these products clean your hair just in the right measure and moisturize it without making it heavy, keeping the curl memory for hours, thanks to an active ingredient extracted from golden flax seeds, leaving your hair more flexible and free of frizz, ready to bounce.”

 

 

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls

 

Well other than the obviously gorgeous packaging, this duo literally is amazing. The twist top opening is super easy to use and the bottles just look stunning. My hair has a tendency to get rather matted as I have mentioned before, and even just the shampoo made it feel like silk! The ingredients in these products are just awesome and as already mentioned CG Method approved (if you follow the CG Method) AND obviously Cruelty Free.

 

 

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls Shampoo

Inoar Divine Curls

 

This shampoo straight up looks like a conditioner. It smells insaneand has a sort of “whipped” consitency. The scent is actually nothing like I have smelt before, kind of coconut but kind of vanilla and kind of fruity….. either way it’s amazing. My hair was already detangled just from the shampoo!

 

 

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls Conditioner

Inoar Divine Curls

 

So as if the shampoo doesn’t transform hair into sheer beauty enough, the conditioner really is the cherry on the top. I did panic slightly as it looks really watery and I tend to steer towards thicker conditioners, but this honestly just melts into the hair and made it instantly tangle free. Actual magic….

 

 

 

 

 

Inoar Divine Curls

There is also a Mask and a Curl Gel in the range which going on this dreamy duo I have already added to my Amazon basket! There really aren’t enough good things I can say about these, I can’t even put it into words! (It’s difficult to be speechless and blog about it!!!) But I know that I will 100% be repurchasing the Inoar Divine Curls Shampoo & Conditioner for the foreseeable future – along with the other products in the range! I am SO glad I found these through Curly Penny, they are so beautiful it’s scary!!

 

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Cruelty Free Haircare Brands At Superdrug

Cruelty Free Haircare Brands At Superdrug

Cruelty Free Brands at Superdrug

 

 


B Blonde (Jerome Russell)

 


Badger

 


Bleach London


Cantu


Colour Freedom (Knight & Wilson)

 


Cowshed

 


Faith In Nature

 


Fudge Urban

 


Hair O

 


Hair Revolution


Hask


Knight & Wilson

 


Mane ‘n Tail

 


Maui Moisture

 


Natura Siberica


Noughty

 


Palmer’s

 


Pick & Mix (Superdrug)

 


Plantur39

 


Pro:Voke

 


Roots

 


Scott Cornwall

 


Shea Moisture

 


Style Expertise (Superdrug)

 


Style Freedom (Knight & Wilson)

 


Superdrug

 


Trevor Sorbie

 


Trilogy

 


Twisted Sista

 


Yes To

 


Zerreau

 


 

Monthly Favourites – June 2018

Monthly Favourites – June 2018

Monthly Favourites June 2018

 

So! What products have I been loving in June 2018!?

 

Cruelty Free

 

 

In no particular order as usual…

 

 

Eden Perfumes Lime, Basil & Mandarin Candle

Eden Perfumes Candle

Eden Perfumes is a brand I have loved for a long time, and their new candle release got me all in a tizzy! This scent is not your typical candle scent, but it is absolutely beautiful and the unusual scent reminds me of a spa! I keep mine in the bathroom and it literally makes every bubble bath perfect!
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Saaf Complexion Boosting Face Serum

Saaf Face Serum

Saaf is a fairly new brand to me, but I have become obsessed. This *Facial Oil is my absolute dream product that is not only a monthly favourite but definitely a new holy grail product.
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Saaf Pure Face Cleanser

Saaf Pure Face Cleanser

Another product from Saaf, their & Cleanser is so buttery and nourishing but still manages to completely clean the skin. Using this with the exfoliating cloth is definitely my new cleansing power couple.
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Filthy Candles Bone China Tea Cup Candle

Filthy Candles

This candle not only smells incredible but it looks beyond amazing. The whole range from Filthy Candles are ridiculously stunning, and this Bone China Tea Cup Candle is just perfect. There are also crystals and real flowers in it!
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Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Palette

Revolution X Soph Extra Spice

It is no secret that the first palette from the Makeup Revolution / Soph collaboration is one of my all time favourites – but the new Extra Spice Palette makes the most amazing partner for it. It has similar vibes to the first palette (which I love) but offers completely different shades to make this whole collection just the best collab ever!
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Delune Mandarin Dry Body Oil Mist

Delune

This stunner has kind of transformed my skin. Moisturising my body on a daily basis is not something I usually remember to do. Not only does this fast drying mist make it so quick and easy to use every day, but it is so moisturising it leaves skin literally feeling like silk. Just amazing.
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Morphe 25A Copper Spice Palette

Morphe Copper Spice

Another eyeshadow palette this month, the Morphe 25A Copper Spice Palette is a product I have had my eye one for a while, and lucky old me received this as a birthday present! I have been obsessing over it ever since!
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e.l.f. Lip Balm

elf Lip Balm

While the e.l.f. Tinted Lip Balms aren’t particularly new to me (I am a true e.l.f. super fan!) with the weather being the way it has been lately these are brilliant to add a comfortable pop of colour AND are super moisturising. Win win!!
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ZAO Silk Foundation

ZAO Silk Foundation

The ZAO Silk Foundation is another product I have been probably a little too obsessed with lately. While I don’t tend to wear full foundation every day, on the occasions that I do wear foundation this is my current go-to. It has such a beautiful natural finish but still makes the skin look flawless.
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Revolution Conceal & Define

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define

So finally we have the Revolution Conceal & Define which I started out using on occasions but now use pretty much every day. The coverage of these is so build able that they are perfect for every day “no makeup – makeup” or built up with a full face for super bright under eyes. They are ridiculously affordable and there are so many shades to choose from!
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Monthly Favourites – May 2018

Monthly Favourites – April 2018

Revolution X Soph Full Collection Review & Swatches

Revolution X Soph Full Collection Review & Swatches

Revolution X Soph Full Collection Review & Swatches

 

Revolution X Soph

 

 

I’m not sure if its’ appropriate to be quite as excited as I was about this collection, but after I tried the first Revolution X Soph collaboration I could not wait to get my hands on the new products! When Soph announced on her YouTube channel that she had created more products with Revolution and that they were being released that day, I was literally a woman on a mission. And they are so ridiculously beautiful! So here they all are!!

 


Revolution X Soph Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution Soph XThis is just a stunning palette. Such an incredible range of shades, I have already done a full review of this palette (click here for Full Review) but shades that are worth bringing up again are Cuppa Tea, Peaches, Pumpkin and Pine Tree. And Petrol. Just all of them!

Makeup Revolution Soph X

 

 

 

 

Revolution X Soph Swatches

 


Revolution X Soph Highlighter Palette

Makeup Revolution Soph XIf you have watched Sophs’ YouTube vidoes you will know that a highlighter palette was a must, and she definitely didn’t hold back! Again I have already included this palette in another review (click here for Full Review). Literally every shade is gorgeous, and any shades that are too light/dark to use as highlighters for your skin tone work fabulously as eyeshadows too!

Makeup Revolution Soph X

Revolution X Soph Swatches


Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Palette

OK, so now onto the new stuff. This palette is so freaking pretty! The shades are in some way bolder than the previous palette but are still so wearable.

Revolution X Soph Extra Spice

 

 

This paired with the tones of the first palette make the absolute dream team. The shade Cookie Dough is by far my favourite transition/crease shade I think I have ever used! Lakes is a stunning khaki tone and combined with the rose gold shimmer called Dreams these instantly grabbed my attention, but literally all of the colours are just beautiful.

 

 

 

Revolution X Soph Extra Spice

 

I love the reversed colour scheme used for the packaging, with the rose gold lid and pale pink writing (opposite to the first palette) and this one as with the first includes a full mirror. As always with Revolution eyeshadows the pigmentation is incredible, and at just £10.00 it really is too good to miss!

 

Revolution X Soph Extra Spice

 

Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Swatches

 


Revolution X Soph Lipsticks

Revolution X Soph Lipstick

Soph plus lipsticks just has to equal nude shades right? Exactly right. There are 3 shades to this collection and i am in love with every single one! The packaging is as cute as you could imagine, with the frosted pink bullet and rose gold lid. Also, these are £4.00! It’s madness!

 

 

Revolution X Soph Lipstick

 

Syrup is the lightest shade of the three and is a stunning pale nude with a brown undertone that looks so natural and elegant.

Cake is more of a rosey nude, and fortunately is my perfect “my lips but better” shade!

Fudge is the darkest shade and is a gorgeous rich brown nude.

 

Revolution X Soph Lipstick Swatches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Overall, I think it is safe to say I am obsessed with this collection. Even though I do have a fair amount of other palettes I genuinely think that for a beginner these palettes together are everything you would need to create SO many looks. Combining these eyeshadows with the popping highlight shades and beautiful nude lipsticks this collaboration is just absolutely genius! Congratulations Soph – you nailed it!!

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Saaf Skincare Review

Saaf Skincare Review

Saaf Skincare Review

 

Saaf Skincare

 

Saaf Skincare is a brand that I came across through Nature’s Dream and was instantly drawn in by their beauty! The packaging alone is so stunning and looks so “spa like”. The products look so luxurious but are actually very affordable! Saaf Skincare are certified Cruelty Free, Organic and Vegetarian with the majority of products also being Vegan certified. Could it get any better!? Let’s find out and get pampering!!

 

Saaf Skincare

Saaf Skincare

“Saaf Pure Organic Skincare brings together the very best of naturally active and ethical ingredients to produce a wonderfully luxuriant skincare range that protects, heals and moisturises, to reveal naturally beautiful and radiant skin.

Active ingredients help to keep skin looking younger and more supple and, by not adding water to bulk and dilute the formulations, the Saaf range of serums, balms and oils remain at their most effective and pure. Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Beeswax, Safflower Seed Oil, Black Seed Oil, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Mandarin are just some of the ingredients found in Saaf’s products, all chosen for their skin and hair enhancing effects.”

 


Saaf Pure Face Cleanser & Exfoliating Cloth

“A luxuriously purifying, balancing and soothing face cleanser suitable for all types. Gently removes impurities and make-up whilst exfoliating, rejuvenating and moisturising the skin.”

Saaf Pure Face Cleanser

 

Saaf Skincare

This cleanser is simply beautiful. Just to look at it is so darn satisfying and makes me feel calm! But deeper than that, this cleanser is so gentle and moisturising that I wasn’t convinced it would be removing makeup – but fear not! It removed literally everything giving such a deep clean, but also left my skin feeling like it had already had a full on facial! The texture of this initially looks and feels like a wax, but it melts into the skin feeling more like a buttery balm. Combining this with the included Exfoliating Cloth is just a dream. I love a good face scrub, and using a cloth is so much cleaner, quicker, easier and feels SO nice on the skin! This gives a soft exfoliation that doesn’t feel sharp or gritty, it just leaves skin glowing! This whole set is £24.99 which I think is very affordable for both products – plus Saaf also sell the Exfoliating Cloths separately in packs of 2 for £4.99.

 

Saaf Pure Face Cleanser

 


Saaf Complexion Boosting Face Serum

 

Saaf Face Serum

“Decongest, balance & improve the tone of normal to oily/combination skin with this rich facial serum. Balance oily skin, clear breakouts, smooth away blemishes, and improve skin tone and texture.”

Saaf SkincareSo this is literally the product I have been waiting for. I love the idea of Face Serums but as my skin is ridiculously that of combination (it changes daily!) any serums I have tried in the past have either been too heavy, too oily, too greasy, too thin etc….. THIS however, is perfect. The consistency is literally bang in the middle – not thick but also not watery and runny. It feels so luxurious on the skin and actually soaks in. No grease! I use this before going to bed and in the morning my skin is so hydrated and plumped – I am completely in love! Luckily for me this product is also pretty affordable at £19.99 – but it will last for such a long time!

 

 

Saaf Face Serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saaf Eraser Body Oil

Saaf Eraser Body Oil

 

“Nature’s correction fluid in a bottle, this impressive toning and smoothing oil is a skin-saving formulation. Calm irritated and itchy skin, promote healthy skin renewal and keep skin supple and smooth.”

 

Saaf SkincareOK so this is where my life changed (well that sounds dramatic but it kind of is…). I can tend to be on the lazy side when it comes to moisturising my body – I absolutely love bubble baths and body scrubs, but once I’m out the bath I usually forget to follow it all up! Until now! Obviously I initially first used this to try it out when it arrived, and I’ve used it pretty much every day ever since. It feels like pure luxury on the skin and leaves it feeling like silk. It soaks in beautifully (again, no grease!) and completely evens out the skin tone giving the most gorgeous glow! While this is on the higher end of pricing at £24.99, this bottle is huge! As with the Face Serum a little goes a very long way so this will last for ages.

 

 

Saaf Eraser Body Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



So overall, I think it is safe to say I am obsessed. The Saaf range as a whole is on the smaller side currently with 8 products – but I cannot wait to try more of their collection! All three of these products still wow me every time I use them (which is pretty much every day now!). Another point to mention is the scent of these products!! It is beyond amazing. I can’t really put it into words, but it smells like a “sweet spa” – as in spa like but not chemical or perfumed, and sweet but in a soft smokey way. (Safe to say I’m not the best at describing scents…) You just have to smell it to know what I mean!!

To top this all off, regardless of their sheer beauty in every way, Saaf Pure Skincare is one of the world’s most accredited skincare ranges.

  • Certified Cruelty Free by Cruelty Free International
  • Approved by The Vegetarian Society
  • Certified Organic by the UK Soil Association
  • Saaf’s Oils & Serums are proudly Vegan Society Registered
  • Saaf’s formulations are fully Halal compliant

Click here to visit the Saaf website!

 

Saaf Skincare

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Filthy Candles Review!

Filthy Candles Review!

Filthy Candles Review!

 

Filthy Candles

 

Filthy Candles is an absolute gem that I came across on Instagram (you can check this out here!) and I am SO in love! Not only are Filthy Candles made from 100% Soybean Oil, natural, biodegradable, free from pesticides, Vegan friendly AND are Cruelty Free, but they are also just so freaking cute! There is a stunning vintage vibe to each and every candle – and you can tell they are made with such passion! So! I have 3 candles from the collection – lets get started!


Filthy Candles

“My main focus is turning old items into beautiful, Eco friendly soy wax candles.
As an absolute animal lover, these candles are cruelty free and vegan friendly as they are made from 100% soybean oil. My cheeky companion, Kevin Bacon likes to help with my candle making – she can be such a rascal for the scented ones! I have a lot of ideas, and almost all of my products are unique and one-of-a-kind so please watch this space for more as I’m still quite new to this and just getting started setting up my shop!”


Vintage Bone China Tea Cup Candle

This – regardless of anything else – is simply beautiful. An absolutely gorgeous set that is so stunning it could just be a display piece. That however would be a huge waste! This candle smells absolutely incredible before it is even lit! Such a gorgeous and understated floral scent that literally fills the room instantly. (£6.00 – £8.00)


Soy Wax Pot Candle infused with Lavender and Amyethyst

So this is an interesting one, not only is it in a super adorable plant pot (decorated with a bow no less…) but this opens a whole new door to crystals and their benefits. This amazing little plant pot contains a hidden amethyst stone within the wax – a powerful and protective stone that has many healing properties. “It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protects you from all types of harm.” Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety.. the list goes on. On top of that (as if that isn’t enough!) it smells absolutely divine! (£6.00)


Soy Wax Vintage Tin Candle

 

As if these candles couldn’t get “unique” enough – this is just genius! I received the “Valda Pastilles” tin and it is so darn cute! (£6.00)

This candle also features wooden wicks – Filthy Candles description below:

 

 

 

 

Wooden wicks

“Valda Pastilles” genuine vintage tin, transformed into a beutiful, eco-friendly soy wax candle with two wooden wicks. When burning your wooden wick, you will hear that old familiar crackling sound of a campfire as the flame breaks apart the pieces of the wood that make up the candle wick. Even without any scent in the wax, your candle will give off a light wood-burning scent. These wicks are longer lasting; that can contribute many romantic nights of sitting around a faux fireplace. (please allow a few seconds to hover your flame over the wick for it to really catch)”


 

So! The incredible Filthy Candles has a stunning Etsy shop – full of unique and beautiful candles. (I know – I’ve use the word beautiful a lot but that is literally Filthy Candles in a nutshell!). Another thing I feel I just have to bring up is the packaging. While these candles are not boxed or individually packaged, the whole package (for delivery) included cards along with a ridiculous amount of real petals! The scent just from opening the box was amazing!

The care, passion and love that is clearly behind this whole brand is absolutely mesmerizing and I am so happy to be able to get behind it!

 

Click here to visit the shop!!!

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