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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.
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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!
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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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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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Monthly Favourites – July 2018

Monthly Favourites – July 2018

 

In no particular order as always!

 

 

Eden Project Rosehip Moisturiser

Eden Project MoisturiserThis gorgeous little jar has become one of my absolute go-to skincare products in this heat! It is super hydrating without being oily or greasy and leaves skin feeling so soft! I came across this almost by accident when on a trip the Eden Project and all of their beauty products I have tried so far have been incredible!
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Inoar Divine Curls Shampoo & Conditioner

Inoar Divine CurlsThis is a brand I had not heard of before, and came across on a YouTube video by CurlyPenny. I was instantly intrigued and picked these up from Amazon. They are literally magic. They instantly detangle the hair regardless of how matted it may be (gross I know) and leave the hair feeling like pure silk. Somehow they manage to do all of this and still not weigh the hair down at all. I am completely hooked!!
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LUSH Rose Jam Body Spray

As a committed lover of all things Lush, the Rose Jam collection is one I am definitely not a newbie to. I have been obsessed with these products for a long time (probably too long) and I always fall back to this stunning scent when the weather warms up! The scent is so difficult to describe – it literally is rose jam. Luckily there is a full range of products in this scent so my obsession can reach its full potential!
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No7 Skin Illuminator

No7 Skin IlluminatorThis is another product that I am not particularly new to but that is beyond perfect for this sunny warm weather. This product is so lightweight and gives the most beautiful glow. Whether underneath foundation or just on its own this product is absolutely genius!
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Revolution X Soph Lipstick “Cake”

Revolution X Soph LipstickAnother range that it is no secret I am obsessed with, the Revolution X Soph collaboration has been an absolute dream collection for me! Her “Cake” lipstick is the most perfect shade of nude and I am all over it at the moment! It is not too pale, not too bright, literally “my lips but better”. Perfect!!
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Saaf Body Oil

Saaf SkincareSaaf is a brand that is fairly new to me, but another brand that I have so far loved ever product! With the weather being how it is I obviously needed to show my body some attention (it’s just too hot to cover everything up!). This body oil is so darn luxurious! A little goes such a long way so I know this will last me for such a long time – and it instantly transforms the skin into glowy airbrushed heaven!!
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Makeup Revolution Chocolate Orange Palette

Makeup Revolution Chocolate OrangeThis is a classic product that again I have had for some time, but the shades in this palette are so versatile that creating bronzey summer looks is just so easy! As always with Makeup Revolution the shades are so pigmented and easy to blend, this is another summer winner!
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Natura Siberica Northern Soap

Natura Siberica Northern CollectionSo I can see a pattern here of products I have used for quite some time reappearing in my every day routines! But here’s another! The Natura Siberica Northern Collection Deep Cleanser is a firm favourite of mine and is fantastic for deep cleansing the skin (much needed in this freaking heat!!). I tend to leave mine on as a mask too and I can literally feel it working! Plus it smells like marzipan.
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Friendly Soap Shea Butter Cleansing Bar

Friendly SoapThis little gem came to me in a Cruelty Free Box and it is so cute and heavenly! It is super gentle but also really mositurising. And the smell!? I leave mine by the sink and it gives off such a subtle shea butter scent – just beautiful!
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Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner

ElemisHere is another product I have had for some time that I actually picked up on a spa day. This toner does tone (as you would expect) but it also feels like a hydrating face mist at the same time. It smells stunning, and leaves skin feeling clean and soft and dewy!
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MoYou Kaleidoscope Stamping Plate

MoYouA little different – the MoYou Kaleidoscope Stamping Plate is another product I received in a subscription box (The Pip Box) and it is genius! It takes DIY manicures to a whole new level – and is SO easy! I absolutely love this and can’t wait to try more of them!
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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

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box Review

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box Review

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box Review – June 2018

 

Cruelty Free Beauty Box

 

This is the first subscription box I have tried from The Cruelty Free Beauty Box and honestly it was beautiful before I’d even opened the box! Straight away the rose gold logo had me hooked! (Shallow, but true!) The Cruelty Free Beauty Box is primarily a Subscription service for Cruelty Free makeup, beauty and hair products – but they also offer One Off Boxes, Build Your Own Boxes AND they have a general Beauty Shop, AND a Reward Scheme! So pretty much all bases covered there!

Cruelty Free Beauty BoxThe Subscription Box is the perfect way to try out different brands and products that you may not normally come across – plus the amazing thing is if you fall in love with something you can continue to buy this from their Beauty Shop! The Month to Month Subscription costs £14.95 (this can be cancelled at any time) and the 3 Month Prepay costs £43.50 (£14.50 per month). They also have a 6 Month Prepay for £84.00 which reduces this down to £14.00 per month. This all being said, the value I received was way more than £14.95 (my math makes it over £30) so this really is super affordable – plus they even give discount on first orders!! That was too many numbers!! So let’s get going!

 

 

 

Cruelty Free Beauty Box

 

 

 



 

Pure Purpose – Natural Deodorant Cream – Lemon Breeze

RRP £9.50

Pure Purpose

 

Finding Cruelty Free Deodorant can be a bit of a challenge, so this was a lovely product to include – not the most glamorous but definitely appreciated!! The fact that this deodorant comes in cream form, in a jar, could be a little unnerving. But! This genuinely works! It also leave underarms feeling super soft and moisturised which is a huge bonus. And the scent……. Oh the scent. This Lemon Breeze fragrance is so subtle but so refreshing and actually quite addictive! They also have a Lavender Fresh scent too which I would imagine smells just as beautiful. This deodorant is 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free.

 

 

Pure Purpose

 

 

 


Friendly Soap Shea Butter Facial Cleansing Bar

RRP £2.62

Friendly Soap

 

So this gorgeous little beauty bomb is a nourishing face cleanser in the form of a bar of soap – and it literally is beautiful. Lathered up with a little water it creates and creamy foamy cleanser that is just a dream. It smells incredible and is prefect for sensitive skin. It is super calming and leaves skin feeling as though it has already been moisturised! As well as being cruelty free, the ingredients are all so natural and the box is even made from plastic free recycled (and recyclable) packaging. Again this also has an alternative option of Cocoa Butter which is described as being good for dry skin and even eczema! At such an affordable price on its’ own I am positive I will be loading up!

 

 

 

Friendly Soap

 

 

 


Evolve Hyaluronic Eye Complex

RRP 5ml £8.00 / 10ml £16.00

Evolve Organic Beauty

So, a funny story! A little advice with this one – read the note inside the box.

In my excited state I of course had to jump straight in and ended up losing almost half of this product. It quite clearly states inside the box to be careful when opening this product due to its watery consistency – of course I didn’t see this until afterwards. Completely my fault – so please learn from my mistake! Anyway! This product is more of an eye treatment to me than an eye cream as such, and it is SO luscious. It instantly feels refreshing under the eyes and feels so soothing! This is genuinely amazing on tired eyes (which I seem to have a lot…) and it reduces puffiness like magic. The full size comes with a roller ball applicator and given how refreshing it is just using finger tips my brain can’t quite comprehend how amazing it would be with a roller ball! Definitely a favourite!

Evolve Organic Beauty

 

 


Johnny Concert Amplified Eyeshadow – Desert Trap

RRP £12.00

Johnny Concert

 

This was a nice surprise to find as Johnny Concert is a brand I strangely haven’t come across before. (I have since been nosing through their website!). The shade Desert Trap is a stunning Khaki shimmer shade that is absolutely bang on for me! The undertones are neutral so this would literally suit anyone, and the golden reflects give it that extra glow. A simply beautiful shade. Again this products’ ingredients are just brilliant, and as beautiful as this shade is there are SO many shades to choose from (29 if I counted correctly). Click here to view all the shades!

 

Johnny Concert

 

 

 


Delune Mandarin Dry Body Oil Mist

RRP £16.00

Delune

 

 

Now this product – a dry body oil mist – I wasn’t quite sure how to go about using. So (for once) I just followed the instructions and BAM! This is beyond awesome! It is a light weight but intensely moisturing spray body mist that is so ridiculously easy to use! A light spritz transforms the skin making it silky soft, and it smells amazing!!!! Because it is such a light mist it doesn’t even need to dry! This really is epic, and if I was forced to choose a favourite product from this box I think this has to be it!

 

 

 

 


The Cruelty Free Beauty Box – How It All Started!

“Our Founder, Chloe has always been on a mission to make a difference. However, signing petitions, speaking out and avoiding Companies just wasn’t good enough-Yes, it kept her awake at night! She wanted something much bigger than that and to help people see what was happening in the world of Animal Testing and to help them make the change to Cruelty Free – Many people say you can’t change the world, if we all though like that what would get done’?
We have all always been aware of animal testing and boycotted the Companies who allow this, but then as time went on we realised we hadn’t been avoiding them at all. We realised just how sneaky Companies could be – Logo’s were fake, Companies sold in China, they didn’t test but 3rd parties did…. And so it unraveled! That’s when the light bulb went off – We needed something that made it simple for us to enjoy a Beauty Box but one we could trust & enjoy without any guilt whatsoever! Oh & to show these “ugly” companies that it’s beyond acceptable… and so the journey of The Cruelty Free Beauty Box began!”

 


So there it is!! Whether you want to surprise yourself with unknown new products every month, create your own box or just shop in a place that you can trust, The Cruelty Free Beauty Box has cracked it!!

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Cruelty Free Beauty Box

 

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The Pip Box
Eden Project – Beauty

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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Related Reviews
Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer
Makeup Revolution Reloaded Palettes

 

 



Monthly Favourites – May 2018

Monthly Favourites – May 2018

Monthly Favourites May 2018

 

Here are the products I have been obsessed with in May 2018!

 

Cruelty Free

 

 

Always in no particular order…

 

 

 

No7 Skin Illuminator

No7 Skin Illuminator

Thanks to the fabulous sunny weather we have been having I have been reaching for this gem pretty much every day. It gives a gorgeous natural glow and works wonders either under makeup or just on its own. Get glowing!
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Eden Project “Calendula & Beeswax” Lip Balm

Eden Project Lip Balm

This little pot of joy has been a real joy to use. My lips do tend to be on the dry side, but this lip balm not only nourishes them to tip top condition, it smells amazing and feels so luxurious!
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Makeup Revolution Reloaded “Iconic Division” Palette

Reloaded Iconic Division

Another eyeshadow palette this month, this selection of colours have been my go to for when I want to amp up an eye look and want something a bit extra! The tones are so earthy and warm, really beautiful for summer – and so affordable!
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Eden Perfumes no. 78

 

Eden PerfumesEden Perfumes is a brand I have focused on quite a lot, and I am still obsessed! Their idea of recreating favourites in a Cruelty Free versions is genius. No. 78 (Million Dollar Lady…..) is a classic scent I have loved for a long time and I am sure it will continue to be a firm favourite!
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Solait Express Tan – (By Superdrug)

Solait Express TanThis express tan is not only super affordable AND cruelty free, but also develops in 60 minutes leaving a silky rich tan behind. No orange in sight, just a gorgeous olive glow. So easy and quick and pretty much fool proof – plus it smells amazing!
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Jasmine Rebecca “Butterfly Kisses” Candle

Jasmine Rebecca Butterfly Kisses

This little stunner has been such an amazing find for me. I came across Jasmine Rebeccas’ shop while on holiday and am so in love with this candle. There is a whole range of products and gifts on her website, and I can’t wait to try more!
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LivOliv Cuticle Oil

LivOliv

I’ve actually had this for a while and am not sure why I am only just bringing it into a favourites post! This is the first cuticle oil that I have not only remember to use – but actually wanted to use! Every day! The packaging makes it so easy to apply and it makes my cuticles so soft and look so healthy!
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Lottie London “Justin” Blush Crush

Lottie London Justin

This beautiful blush has been my go to in this gorgeous weather we have been having! It gives such a subtle flush and adds a natural pop of colour to the cheeks – perfect for summer! There are so many shades to choose from too!
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Noughty “To The Rescue” Mask

Noughty To The Rescue

Another product I have been using for a while now, this mask is just heavenly. It transforms my usual matted curls and leaves my hair super soft and completely tangle free. Absolutely amazing!
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Bloomtown Roll-On Infused Oil

Bloomtown

This is a very new product that has become a favourite incredibly quickly! I received this in The Pip Boxes’ May box, and I am beyond impressed. It doubles up as a fragrance and as a mood booster, and it genuinely works! I haven’t tried any products like this before, and as they have a range of fragrances to choose from I will definitely be buying some more!
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The Pip Box Review (May) – Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly Beauty!

The Pip Box Review (May) – Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly Beauty!

The Pip Box Review (May) – Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly Beauty!

 

The Pip Box

 

Here we have my first ever Pip Box! I was so excited to recieve this as not only is it such an easy way to try out new products, but also introduces you to brands you may not have come across before! The Pip Box is a Subscription Box containing all Cruelty Free & Vegan friendly beauty products (an award winning subscription box might I add!). All products are either full sized or travel sized – no sachets or samples, with an average box value of £45 – for £13.50!? Another incredible part to point out is that 50p from every box is donated to Animal Free Research UK. On top of all that, The Pip Box is named after her dog Pip – so cute!!!

The Pip Box

“Every Pip Box contains at least 5 items, one of which is always a full sized make-up item. Unlike most beauty subscription boxes we never feature one-time-use sachet samples. 

Our current average value per box is just over £45 and our current feedback rating is 4.7 out of 5, as voted by our subscribers themselves. 

We make sure our box edits are always on trend and suitable for the season – think cooling mists and coral nail polishes in the summer, with matte lipsticks and hydrating balms in the winter. 

You’ll also never receive the same item twice because every edit is created bespoke each and every month.”

 

So let’s get into the products included in May 2018’s Pip Box!

 


MoYou Stamping Set

MoYouWeirdly enough I have recently been researching stamping and watching alot of YouTube tutorials, with MoYou being the focus! Bare in mind i am definitely no nail technician, but this stamping set is so easy to use! Much easier than I had expected! This particular plate is from the Kaleidoscope Collection and would normally cost £5.99, along with the Classic Stamper – usually £2.99. Overall this duo is the perfect introduction to stamping and has taken my DIY mani’s to another level!

MoYou


Bloomtown Roll-On Infused Oil

Bloomtown

 

 

This is an absolute gem! I had no idea what to do with this initially as I have not come across these before so I just followed the instructions – and I am in love! Not only does this smell absolutely amazing, but it genuinely boosts my mood! Applied to “pulse points” as the instructions recommend this works perfectly as a subtle fragrance AND it just makes you smile! Usually priced at £4.80, I’ve no idea how it works but I am obsessed!

 

 

 


Glo By Glory Glo Stix Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick

Glo By GloryNow here is the perfect example of discovering new brands… I had not come across Glo By Glory before so was intrigued to try this out. It is a stunning, full size liquid lipstick with a gorgeous finish (as it states in its’ title – a semi-matte finish). This would normally be priced around £14 (the website is in dollars) so with just this product alone the value included in this box is insane! The colour (Sugar Dumpling) is absolutely beautiful, a soft but rich dusty rose shade that has brilliant pigmentation but still looks natural. Super adorable packaging, a genuinely lovely product!

Glo By Glory Swatches

 


Conscious Skincare Shampoo & Conditioner

Conscious Skincare

 

Another brand that is new to me – and it’s hair! This hair duo are in the Grapefruit and Cedarwood collection and for the 250ml sizes it would normally cost about £23 for a full sized set (these are travel sized – perfect to try a range out!) The packaging is so simple and clean looking and the scent is heavenly! There is definitely the grapefruit there but in a sort of soft musky way… difficult to describe but SO addictive!

 

 

 

 


 

The Pip Box

 

So!!! A fabulous range to start with! While a subscription to beauty products isn’t something I have done before, it is such an affordable way to try out new brands and products – and so much fun! There is also a 10% discount if you sign up for 3 months at a time instead of the usual monthly plan, PLUS there are 2 subscription plans to choose from. You can also earn “Pip Points” (seriously satisfying to say…) with your orders that you can redeem as vouchers.

 

On a side note if you like looking at pictures of cute pups (who doesn’t…) then check out the About Us page too!

 

Click here to find out more!

 

 

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ZAO Silk Foundation Review and Swatches

ZAO Silk Foundation Review and Swatches

ZAO Silk Foundation Review and Swatches

 

ZAO Silk Foundation

 

OK, so while the packaging of a foundation shouldn’t really be important, the ZAO Silk Foundation just looks incredible! However, packagine does not reflect the quality of a product – so let’s jump in and see if this really is as good as it looks! ZAO products are free from Parabens and Toxic Preservatives, and – obviously – Cruelty Free!

 

ZAO Silk Foundation

 

ZAO Claims:
The light texture of ZAO Silk Foundation applies easily and meets the needs of those who like a luminous complexion with full coverage and a natural finish. Besides organic silica contained in bamboo hydrosol, organic sweet almond oil, jojoba and shea butter give this foundation a nourishing effect. It has a mattifying finish and uniform coverage for a long lasting coverage throughout the day.

 

 

ZAO Silk Foundation

 

The first thing that strikes me with this foundation (other than the gorgeous packaging of course!) is the beautiful texture that I can only describe as “silky”. It almost feels like a moisturiser, it is SO light and creamy. I find applying this with a damp sponge gives the most flawless finish, although it does blend beautifully with a brush too. This foundation is described as “strong coverage”, and it really is incredible how something so light can do so much! Definitely a full coverage foundation, but it doesn’t look cakey!

ZAO Silk Foundation SwatchesI would say there is a demi-matte finish to this foundation that keeps it looking completely natural. The shade range is fairly decent with 9 shades – I have the shade “Light Sand” which is absolutely perfect for my yellow-toned pale skin. I must say though, even if you aren’t sure on your exact shade match this product is so blendable that it would be so easy to make it work regardless!

 

ZAO Silk Foundation Swatches

 

In regards to the packaging I have probably said enough, but just in case…. This is frosted glass with a pump applicator – and the bamboo lid!? Just amazing. While the glass is probably not the most travel friendly, it feels and looks absolutely stunning on display and really doesn’t seem that heavy! Mine also came in a cute little case too!

ZAO Silk Foundation

 

 

Price wise the ZAO Silk Foundation is at the higher end of what I would normally be willing to spend on a foundation – £34.95. While I wouldn’t usually use a more expensive foundation on an every day basis and would probably save it for special occasions, a little goes a very long way with this – one pump is enough to cover my entire face – so this will last for SUCH a long time even using every day! (Plus I do have a discount code below!)

 

 

 

With such an incredible finish and with so little product needed, the ZAO Silk Foundation really is an absolute joy! In my opinion this is definitely worth spending some extra pennies on, I see it as more of an investment! Beautiful packaging for a beautiful product!

 

Click here to shop ZAO – use code bellesbunnies10 for 10% off site wide!

ZAO Silk Foundation

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Maui Moisture Curl Quench Review

Maui Moisture Curl Quench Review

Maui Moisture Curl Quench Review

 

Maui Moisture Curl Quench

 

Maui Moisture is a brand I came across in Superdrug (I will admit it was the packaging that caught my attention!) and I instantly began researching their position on animal testing. As you can imagine, I was beyond excited when I found out that not only are they cruelty free, but they are vegan, gluten free, sulphate free, silicone free, everything free! As a curly girl (another note is that all of the ingredients seem to be CG Method approved if you are a follower of the Curly Girl Method!), I dove straight in and bought the Maui Moisture Curl Quench Collection and couldn’t wait to get started. So let’s go!

 

Maui Moisture Curl QuenchMaui Moisture Claims:
“Rich coconut oil is blended into this creamy gentle *collection along with papaya butter and plumeria extract. It helps detangle, defrizz and define your curls while enhancing softness and body for shiny, bouncy curls, coils or waves.”

 

So I will admit this was one of the first curl specific collections that I used in the beginning of my curly journey, before I properly knew how to manage my curls – so the finished results on my hair weren’t all that different to look at. What was instantly different however was how my hair felt. My hair loves to tangle so in the past I have had to use a ridiculous amount of conditioner or even constant hair masks to try and work through it. But literally straight away – and just with the shampoo – my hair felt nowhere near as tangled as it normally would, and following with the conditioner my fingers practically glided through my wet hair – this was impressive!

Maui Moisture Curl QuenchA little further down the line and I have tried different techniques on managing my curly hair, and I must say this magnificent duo still remains my go to combo on wash days. My hair is left so clean and soft, but not heavy or weighed down – and most importantly of all it feels moisturised and tangle free!

 

The scent of this collection is absolutely amazing. A mix of buttery scents and coconut, it is like a tropical haven! I have recently added the Maui Moisture Curl Quench Coconut Smoothie – and so far so good – very good. It takes this process to a whole new level and enhances the beautiful scent that lasts in the hair for days (unless your styling products are strongly scented in which case make sure they get along!).

The other thing I love about the Maui Moisture Curl Quench Collection is the price. Compared to other curl specific products this range is SO affordable! Both the shampoo and conditioner are priced at £8.99, and there are also regular offers and promotions to keep your eye out for. That being said, these bottles are pretty decently sized so depending on how often you wash your hair these should last a good while!

 

Overall, I really can’t find any negative points about this collection. The only thing that would improve it would be to add in a hair mask or some styling products, but as a wash day collection these will remain in my go to products for the foreseeable future! Just gorgeous!!

 

Click here to shop the Curl Quench Collection!

 

Maui Moisture Curl Quench

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