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Face Halo Review

Face Halo Review

Face Halo Review

 

I first heard about Face Halo through Chloe Morello, as a fan of her (sometimes brutal) honesty surely a brand that she loved so much that she became a member of the team is epic…? I watched a few videos on it, and jumped straight onto their website to try it out for myself.

 

“Face Halo works with either cold or warm water. The water loosens your makeup allowing the HaloTech fiber strands (which are 100 times finer than a human hair) to reach deep into your pores to remove and trap makeup, giving your skin a healthy and invigorating clean in half the time. 

You don’t need to rub or scrub. Simply wet your Face Halo and gently wipe off makeup. You’ll be surprised how much makeup comes off.

Throw it in with your white/light colour wash and another miracle will occur. Angelic Face Halo reappears – fresh and ready to use again and again. It can be washed around 200 times!

So Fresh. Still plush!”

 

Too good to be true, right?

 

As soon as this arrived the first thing I noticed was how stunning these are! Weird considering they are literally a fluffy circle, but there is something about them! Plus, they are SO soft. I could sit and stroke them purely because they feel nice, which got me excited about using them on my actual face.

Initially I was a little sceptical, removing makeup with water is not something that would normally sit comfortably with me. That being said, I followed the instructions and put them to the test.

And boom. This circular miracle worker removed every single trace of makeup and made my skin feel super clean, I gave my face a once over with a cleansing wipe to test this out and nothing. Not even a tint. I was so impressed.

Aside from the fact it actually does what it claims it is going to do, this feels like pure heaven on the skin! It makes cleansing my face (which I usually find tedious) genuinely enjoyable. I use this to remove scrubs, face masks, anything really and it works perfectly.

 

What could be better?

 

“Face Halo is leading the way in sustainable beauty, committed to providing innovative solutions that are better for your skin and kinder to the environment.

Reusable – Reusable up to 200 wash cycles, each Face Halo replaces up to 500 makeup wipes.

Recyclable – Face Halo is easily recycled. Find out more about how to recycle Face Halo in your region.

Non-Toxic – Face Halo removes makeup using water only! No need for harmful chemicals.”

 

I did have a little panic when I saw my beautiful white fluffy circle now covered in makeup, but I followed the instructions – used a gentle handwash and put in the washing machine – and dang! It looked like new! I left it to dry and it was good to go again. When I am using this just to cleanse rather than remove makeup, a wash under the tap is enough to keep it hygienic and feeling beautiful. I purchased the 3 pack so have one in each bathroom and a spare for when one is in the wash.

Even though they give detailed information on exactly how this works, it still fascinates me. I am 100% converted and now the thought of using anything else on my face actually makes me cringe a little!!

They also have a video showing how this works – on an orange – definitely worth a watch here.

 

 

Click here to visit the Face Halo website

Shop Face Halo at Beauty Bay

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Cruelty Free Cleaning

Cruelty Free Cleaning

 

For anyone who isn’t aware, I am one of those strange people who genuinely loves cleaning. Not quite Mrs Hinch, but not far off – and yes I do have all of her books! Finding cruelty free cleaning alternatives to a lot of the main stream “easy to find” products that are not cruelty free has been a bit of a challenge, especially finding products that actually work! But! I have LOVED the process because it involved lots of testing, and I have finally found my staple products that I now could not be without. Plus – they are so easy to get your hands on when you know! I have put together a list of my go-to current holy grail products and where to find them (there are some brands repeated but that is because they are so darn good) – so please enjoy!!

 


DriPak Soda Crystals

These little beauties have SO many uses – and they work a treat! I think it may have been when I was approaching 30, but I suddenly felt the need to “service” my washing machine and dishwasher.. (how did I not do this before?). It is so quick and easy and makes such a difference. These are ridiculously cheap and a brilliant product to have stocked up!

 

 

 

 

DriPak Bicarbonate Of Soda

How I managed without this I will never know. I have a white composite kitchen sink (it looks pretty and seemed like a good idea at the time) and it stains so easily. Pans, spills, even tea bags. But this product is simply genius. Sprinkle on for a few minutes and wipe away and it looks like new every time! Another brilliant use is popping some into a plug hole with a bit of white vinegar (I haven’t listed one but I also use DriPak as is cruelty free) and the bubbles are so satisfying!!! Boil the kettle and pour down, and boom! Clear and lovely smelling plug holes!

 

 

 

 

At this point it has occurred to me that I am somehow blogging about plug holes – why not!?

 

 

Astonish Antibacterial Surface Cleanser

This product doesn’t really need an explanation, it does what it says it does. Smells lovely and clean and gets the job done – really really well!

 

 

 

 

 

Astonish Mould & Mildew Blaster

This is another product that has so many uses. It does contain bleach so be careful using any of your favourite cloths with it, but it is pure brilliance and removing things you think you would struggle with. Again I use this on my kitchen sink, but I also depended on this when we started renovating our house (the mould on the windows was unreal) and this cleaned it off without even trying. Its just genius.

 

 

 

 

E-Cloth

This is a fairly recent addition to my cleaning cupboard, and I’m not sure how they do it (witchcraft perhaps..?) but this cleans glass and mirrors – streak free – without any product. Yes that’s right. If there is gunk on them (gross) I do use a glass cleaner (Astonish or Bio-D are good) and then finish with this, but it is literally like magic.

 

 

 

 

Astonish Non Bio 2 in 1 Liquid

Aaaahh, this product makes my heart happy. I’m not a big fan of doing laundry, but the smell and softness that this product leaves behind is simply beautiful. It makes the whole house smell clean and fresh and lovely while the laundry is hung up to dry, and it lasts on the clothes too – especially bed sheets! I have tried other cruelty free laundry detergents and I always come back to this one, its so affordable and just perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

Astonish Oxy Active Plus

To pair with the above, I chuck a scoop of this in the washing machine for “tougher” laundry loads – as mentioned before I work with animals so things can get a little nasty. This deep cleans and still leaves them soft and lovely, but super clean with no dodgy stains or furr!

 

 

 

 

 

Method Wood Polish

I’ll be honest, initially I bought this product for the scent. If you like almond, bakewell tarts or marzipan, you’ll love it. It smells delicious – as does the house after using it. I first used this on my dining table which is stained dark wood, and it leaves such a lovely sheen on it (not greasy) and somehow brightens it making it look super fancy! I then tried it on my painted kitchen cabinets – technically wood I suppose but most likely laminate with eggshell paint on top – but it does the same! A lovely sheen and the look immaculate. Plus they do a floor cleaner to match which has the same effect – even on my vinyl plank flooring! These are a little more pricey than the other products, but are worth every penny.

 

 

 

 

1001 Shampoo

Well here’s a strange one. As my cats seem to use the sofa as their play pen/scratch post/grooming station that area can get grubby pretty quickly. On a whim I decided I was going to wash the sofa and the rug so grabbed this and went for it – I won’t go into detail on what came out of them but you can use your imagination. I mixed this up in a bucket with some warm water, and used a soft upholstery brush to go over everything – it was incredible! I mean I knew it was grubby, but dang! The difference was epic. Super easy to use and handy to have around.

 

 

 

 

1001 Carpet Fresh

This, along with the 1001 Shampoo, are recent additions for me. To be perfectly honest I didn’t actually know this brand was cruelty free so had never tried them. I grabbed one of these when I bought the shampoo, and bought 4 more the next day. I am obsessed! Shake and spray, the scent it leaves is insane! I don’t just use this on carpets either, the sofa, the mattress, the bed sheets…. even the curtains! It makes the whole house smell so fresh and I am in love.

 

 

 

 

 

And last but definitely not least….

Zoflora

My love for Zoflora developed a few years ago, I initially diluted it down in a spray bottle to use on the kitchen worktops but slowly learnt all the hacks and different ways it can be used – if you’re not sure, get on YouTube! A few of my favourites other than a spray bottle are wiping on radiators (I get excited for the heating to come on and release the smell), a capfull in the plug holes, mix with fabric softener and water to spray upholstery, dilute into a spray mop.. the list goes on. I am not ashamed to say that I have a designated cupboard in my living room which contains only Zoflora, a bit over the top perhaps but they deserve it – especially those limited edition scents! If you’re not on the Zoflora hype, I strongly recommend hopping on!

 

 

 

Although these are my current top favourite products, a few other brands that are definitely worth mentioning are Bio-D, Ecozone and Marcel’s!

 

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Natura Siberica Snow Cladonia Review

Natura Siberica Snow Cladonia Review

Natura Siberica Snow Cladonia Review!

 

 

I am SO happy to be writing another review for one of my all time favourite brands – Natura Siberica. It is no secret that I love this brand, so trying out a new line obviously excites me! As I have been renovating a house the last few months (hense the lack of blog posts!) some new skin care products were just what I needed to make me start feeling like a human again. The Snow Cladonia range is a collection I have not tried before, so let’s dive in!!

 


Snow Cladonia Day Cream

RRP £11.95

“Snow Cladonia, which stays green even during severe Siberian winters, contains Usnic Acid, a unique active ingredient which works to actively restore skin cells and effectively slow down the ageing process.
Natural Vitalayer® gives your skin a smoother texture and improved elasticity by boosting the production of Hyaluronic Acid which deeply moisturises the skin and reduces wrinkles.
Anti-ageing SYN®-AKE and SYN®-COLL complexes regenerate skin cells and stimulate collagen synthesis, renewing the glowing appearance of youth.
Wild Harvested Siberian Ashberry Extract and Organic Wheat Oil beautifully soothe and heal the skin.”

 

 

This product is literally perfect for every day use. It melts into the skin and dries down really quickly still leaving the skin super moisturised. There is no greasy residue, and it doesn’t become oily throughout the day either. It is a beautiful base to wear under make up, I only have good things to say about this product!

 

 


 

Snow Cladonia Face Serum

RRP £11.75

“The powerful formula of this serum contains concentrated active ingredients from various Siberian plants for enhanced effectiveness. The Snow Cladonia Extract contains the rare Usnic Acid, which works to actively restore skin cells and effectively slow down the ageing process. Snow Cladonia, which stays green even during severe Siberian winters, energizes and helps the skin to resist the external stresses that can negatively effect it.
Extract of Wild Harvested Siberian Dwarf Pine is a wonderful antioxidant, protecting skin from external impacts, while Organic Chamomile soothes and calms the skin.
Natural Pentavitin® improves skin’s smoothness and protective barriers, preventing dehydration and flaking.
SYN®-AKE is an excellent hydrator and wrinkle eliminator, which gives your skin a natural healthy glow.
Within just a couple of weeks of continued use, the serum minimizes wrinkles, leaving your skin looking radiant and noticeably younger.”

 

 

So although this is technically a serum, I have also used this product on its own with nothing underneath before bed, and it soaks into the skin (you can literally feel it working!) and wake up with beautifully hydrated skin. An absolute winner!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

These two products as a duo are the ideal staple items in anyones skin care routine. They are simple and stunning. Considering my skin is definitely not looking its best at the moment, a day cream that can keep me looking presentable throughout the day at the moment and a serum for overnight to make my skin look like its actually being taken care of is a miracle in itself! The main point here though is the difference in my skin already is amazing, and that is just from using two products from this collection! I can’t wait to try more!!

The Snow Cladonia collection, along with some other products, has also just been launched in Holland & Barratt stores!

Click here to see this collection on Natures Dream! 

 

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Urban Veda – Review!

Urban Veda – Review!

Urban Veda – Review!

 

Urban Veda

 

I first came across Urban Veda in a Cruelty Free Beauty Box – this was with their Radiance Body Scrub – and was instantly on their website. I loved it, and couldn’t wait to try out more of their collection. They are not your average skincare brand, they combine the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with a modern 21st century twist.

 

“The Urban Veda ranges are designed to be suited to different skin care types which in the principles of Ayurvedic medicine are associated with ‘doshas’. This is the Ayurvedic term to describe the physical and emotional tendencies in our mind and body.”

 

 

What’s Your Dosha? 

If you’re anything like me when I first saw this I had absolutely no idea, but fear not! They have a “questionnare” that will tell you this, and then you’re off!! Of course because I am never simple I am mix (Tri-Doshic) and they have kindly sent me a combination of products to try out. So let’s dive in!

 

Urban Veda

 

“Originating 5000 years ago in the Himalayas, Ayurveda’s holistic health and wellbeing system is based on the therapeutic properties of plants. Brimming with plants rich in vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients, our products are uniquely formulated to help maintain skin’s natural balance. Our key ranges help to harmonise environmental factors, to purify, soothe, revive and add radiance. We believe in the value of nature and source natural, fresh, and pure ingredients to create our holistic products.
All our packaging is recyclable, and our bottles are made out of post-consumer recycled plastic. Recycling is like Karma, what goes around comes around. We’re proud of our sourcing provenance and all of our cartons are Forest Sustainability Certified.
Belief in the value of nature means valuing plants as nature intended- all of our products are free from Genetically Modified ingredients, and none contain parabens, artificial colours or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS).
All of our products are certified as ‘vegan’ by the Vegetarian Society. As a holistic brand we don’t, and will never, test on animals.

Inspired by the principles of Indian Ayurveda, lovingly manufactured in the UK”

 

Daily Purifying Facial Wash

Neem + Botanics RRP £12.99/150ml

Urban Veda

 

“Our Daily Purifying Facial Wash has been naturally formulated to cleanse and purify oily and acne-prone skin. The key ingredient is Ayurvedic cold-pressed neem oil. This is an excellent antibacterial and antiseptic tonic to help treat blackheads, in addition to reducing excess sebum, breakouts and toxins.

Infused with antioxidant-rich ingredients to minimise pores and reduce shine, Purifying Facial Wash is perfect for treating spots and mattifying oil-prone skin. This Ayurveda-inspired purifying cleanser is packed with clarifying witch hazel and astringent quassia. It also contains antiseptic tea tree and refreshing eucalyptus to cleanse congested skin.

Purifying Facial Wash has a natural, uplifting and refreshing scent. It is a detoxifying cleanser which gently removes makeup and also balances an oily t-zone for a healthy, clear complexion.”

 

 

This cleanser makes my skin feel SO clean! It’s strange because it almost feels squeeky clean, but so soft at the same time. It removes any and all make-up and leaves nothing behind. It smells delicious, I have nothing but good things to say about this product!

 

Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish

Sandalwood + Botanics RRP £13.99/125ml

Urban Veda

 

 

“Gently buff away dead skin cells with our Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish. Supporting healthy skin cell renewal, Soothing Facial Polish is the perfect texture to reveal fresher-looking skin.

Enriched with calming sandalwood, this gentle facial scrub exfoliates delicate skin with the natural mildly abrasive exfoliant of pumice stone.

With healing and detoxifying geranium, hydration-preserving palmarosa and harmonising ylang ylang, this cooling facial exfoliator balances and de-stresses aggravated skin.

Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish is specially formulated for the most sensitive skins, nourishing, hydrating and protecting as it deeply cleanses the pores.”

 

 

Even though this is not technically in the same collection as the Daily Purifying Facial Wash I feel like they are the perfect cleansing duo. The teeny weeny grains in this are so gentle and – as the name suggests – soothing, but this product gives such a gorgeous glow and makes my skin feel 10 years younger! Who doesn’t want that!? Plus it smells incredible!

 

Radiance Day Cream

Turmeric + Botanics RRP £18.99/50ml

Urban Veda

 

“Soothe uncomfortable, tight dry skin with our turmeric-infused Radiance Day Cream. Lightweight yet deeply hydrating, this vitality-enhancing moisturiser helps to brighten your complexion and is designed for those with dehydrated, dull and lack-lustre skin.

Enriched with brightening turmeric extract and anti-inflammatory Ayurvedic herbs and botanicals, this natural day cream keeps skin hydrated all day long. Improve signs of hyperpigmentation and lock in moisture with this blemish-fighting blend of natural ingredients. Radiance Day Cream envelops your skin in softness with its luxuriously creamy texture and indulgent formula. It also contains Ayurvedic arjuna extract which has been clinically proven to moisturise and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

 

 

This is the most expensive out of the products I have tried from Urban Veda (so far!) and I have to admit I can 100% see why. This is life. This has the prefect balance of being hydrating enough without being overly greasy. It manages to keep any oils away throughout the day making it perfect for under makeup or just to wear all day without turning into a grease ball. It has a lovely light scent and soaks straight into the skin. Literally stunning.

 

Reviving Body Wash & Reviving Body Scrub

Rose + Botanics RRP £12.99/200ml

Urban Veda

“Add a touch of luxury to your shower or bathing routine with our nourishing Reviving Body Wash. Skin conditioning plant extracts help to gently yet effectively cleanse without stripping skin of its natural oils.

This hydrating and creamy body wash is specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH level. Cleanse and refresh dry skin with this enriching shower gel – hydrating rose damask, moisturising evening primrose, soothing geranium and repairing rosehip work in synergy to nourish tired and mature skin.

Lather up with our SLS-free formula and drift away with the delicate natural scent of rose and jasmine. A gentle and enriching body wash helping to restore suppleness and promote skin repair.”

 

“Support healthy skin cell turnover with our exfoliating Reviving Body Scrub. Microbead-free, we instead have used natural milled peach seed powder to gently slough away dead skin cells, revealing smooth, fresher-looking skin.

Massage in using circular motions to boost circulation and improve the appearance of the skin. A gentle formula which won’t strip your skin of moisture, our Reviving Body Scrub is a shower essential for silky smooth skin.

Replenishing rose damask, essential fatty acid-rich borage and regenerating pomegranate work in synergy to leave skin feeling soft, clean and cared for. The perfect blend of omega-rich botanical extracts to pamper dry, tired and mature skin.”

 

This pair are a match made in heaven. They have a stunning scent and gently cleanse leaving the skin so soft and silky! I say gently cleanse, I have used these before applying fake tan and it was perfect! It removed any traces of old tan or dead skin and gave the best smooth base!

 

Soothing Body Lotion

Sandalwood + Botanics RRP £14.99/250ml

Urban Veda

 

 

“Soothe uncomfortable, tight dry skin with our fast-absorbing sandalwood-based Soothing Body Lotion. Heavenly hydrating, this body moisturiser is specially formulated to calm, care for and protect dry skin.

Enriched with irritation-relieving myrrh, blemish-healing orange, hydration-preserving palmarosa and harmonising ylang ylang, Soothing Body Lotion is a treat to the skin and the senses.

Inspired by the ancient principles of Ayurveda, this calming concoction helps to de-stress aggravated skin and helps to diminish the appearance of redness and inflammation. This gentle formulation helps to smooth and soften delicate and sensitive skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and hydrated.”

 

 

Here I have, completely unintentionally, left my favourite until last. (I say my favourite but I wouldn’t actually want to have to choose between any of these). It may be the scent – as with the Exfoliating Facial Polish from the same collection I am obsessed with this scent! But aside from that, for someone who is not normally that excitable by body lotions, I am in love with this. It is heavy enough to deeply nourish the skin, but soaks straight in without leaving any residue behind. It may just be me but I also feel super glowy after using this! Its just heavenly.

 

 


 

So! Overall, I think it is safe to say regardless of which collection will suit your skin type and lifestyle these products will not let you down. They aren’t necessarily the cheapest, but they have a ridiculous amount of gift sets and trial sized products to get you started. I love the concept of what Urban Veda are doing here and what they stand for, and I can’t wait to get my hands on more of their collections to try!

Urban Veda

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Bella Forever Review!

Bella Forever Review!

Bella Forever Review!

100% Natural Beauty

 

Bella Forever

 

When I first heard about Bella Forever, it hadn’t even launched yet! A new, exciting, natural and cruelty free brand creating homemade face masks. Pure luxury! Putting my excitement aside, Bella Forever has stunning powder based face masks that not only look stunning, but truly are.

 

Bella Forever

 

 

“Bella Forever aims to inspire all women to embrace their natural beauty by using natural products that nourish and rejuvenate the skin, enhance texture, impart radiance & reduce signs of ageing.”

 

 

 

 

So who is Bella Forever!?

“Hi There!

Many beauty products on the market today are not suitable for sensitive skins, including mine. My name is Annabella and I am the natural beauty founder of this flourishing business. My own story was one of fragile skin which couldn’t cope with numerous cosmetics and makeup preparations available on the high street. My skin protested repeatedly showing its irritation with rashes and soreness and I began to notice just how many products used alcohol, mineral oils and synthetic fragrances… and most were tested on animals too 🙁

Motivated by a complete lack of 100% natural products available, I started to experiment by creating my own facial masks and beauty products, taking things back to basics in search of beautiful, clear skin. My powder based masks are created with an array of skin types in mind and use only the finest clays and essential oils that are gentle on the skin but work wonders by enhancing radiance and glow whilst tackling other skin sensitivities. All my products are safe for everyone to use and enjoy, including pregnant women. Quality is never compromised and you can trust that I personally inspect everything before despatch.

Time is at a premium for us all. Juggling the demands of our work and personal lives leaves little time to invest in a comprehensive and often expensive skin care routine every day. That is why my masks have been formulated to be quick and easy to mix and apply but the results are simply outstanding. Regular care with simple but excellent ingredients is the key to preventing and clearing skin conditions that invariably become worse with unnatural product additives.

Look forward to rejuvenated and nourished skin, reducing the signs of premature ageing and imparting a pure radiance you’ll love……

Bella Forever – it’s all you need.

Annabella x”

 

Bella Forever

 

 

So straight off the bat I was in love with the personal touch just from the packaging. These products had clearly been tucked up and wrapped with love. (I’ve even kept the little label!). I have two face masks, but there are 10 to choose from – and I need all of them! On top of that there are multi-mask packs and accessories such as brushes and application sets. Everything about them is just heavenly!

 

 

 

 


 

 

Bella ForeverBaby Belle Clay Mask

RRP £17.99

Bella ForeverNatural Face Mask for Sensitive Skin

“Natural Face Mask for sensitive and fragile skin. This soothing, purifying clay is known for producing radiant skin. It is perfect for dull & tired skin.”

 

 

 

 

Bella Forever

 

 


 

Bella ForeverMint Cooler Clay Mask

RRP £17.99

Bella ForeverDeep Cleansing Face Mask

“This is a cooling mask that helps remove impurities and absorb excess oil. The sage essential oil is refreshing and has stimulating properties.  The combination of white and green clay moisturises, clarifies and nourishes the skin. Perfect deep cleansing face mask.”

 

 

 

Bella Forever

 


I honestly couldn’t pick a favourite out of these two, they are both just brilliant. Mint Cooler (which is definitely cooling!) detoxifies beyond belief – I can literally feel it working! And Baby Belle? Well, this one is just pure pampering at its’ best. It left my skin so calm and smooth. Also if you’re not sure which masks to choose, there is a “Choose Your Mask” feature on the website to help you decide – tailor made beauty!

Bella ForeverBella Forever

 

 

 

So what else!?

– powder-based and therefore never expired as no liquid agent is in it so no parabens and nasty chemicals.

– they are 100% Natural, vegan, organic and cruelty free

– they are child friendly so perfect for sleepovers great fun!

– they are made in UK

– they are perfect for those who have fragile and sensitive skin or people who have vitiligo or rosacea

 

Is there anything else I could possibly say about these!? Oh yes… use the chat feature on the website to get 20% off! I could cry!

I am so pumped to have found Bella Forever and geniunely excited for Annabella’s stunning launch! Watch this space, I can’t wait to see these stunning masks fly!

Click here to shop Bella Forever!

 

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Misslyn Bronzer and Blush Review and Swatches!

Misslyn Bronzer and Blush Review and Swatches!

Misslyn Bronzer and Blush Review and Swatches!

 

Misslyn Swatches

 

I have to admit, when I first saw these products on Beauty Bay I immediately fell for the packaging. So darn cute! But, because they are SO affordable, I honestly wasn’t expecting much from these other than looking cute. But low and behold! I am still shook! These have gone above and beyond my expectations, so why!? Let’s find out!

 

“MISSLYN is on a beauty mission and is ready to carry you off to the fabulously colorful world of cosmetics. We will make your everyday life a little sweeter with our new beauty favorites, for mesmerizing makeup looks and guaranteed good vibes! Fall head over heels with the snazzy designs, radiant colors and trendy textures and jazz up your makeup with ease! Whether you are going for a sun-kissed, shimmery or matte complexion – Misslyn has all the absolute must-haves all you beauty babes will need, which will give your makeup look that sweet something!”

 


Misslyn SwatchesBeach Please! Bronzing And Contouring Powder

 

 

RRP £7.50

 

 

 

 

Misslyn Swatches“In a retro, pop art palette, Beach Please! Bronzing And Contouring Powder is available in a range of complementary colours. Suitable for defining the cheekbones, use sparingly as a contour powder or all over for a subtle bronzed glow.”

Misslyn Swatches

 



Misslyn SwatchesTreat Me Sweet Powder Blush

 

 

RRP £7.50

 

 

 

Misslyn Swatches“In a retro, pop art palette, Treat Me Sweet Powder Blush is a velvety, buildable blusher available in a range of flattering shades. Ensuring a natural and flawless finish, apply as desired to the apples of the cheeks for a long-lasting and intensely on-trend look.”

Misslyn Swatches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


So starting with the shade range, each of these comes in 6 shades. Each. 6 blushes… 6 bronzers.. how many brands have 6 shades of blusher to choose from!? I have the bronzer in “Vitamin C!” and the blush in “Let’s Dance Mango Tango!”Also, some of the shades seem to be almost “crossover” shades like a browny blush and a warm bronze. Genius! In terms of choosing shades, Beauty Bay has done fantastically with their descriptions. Each shade explains its’ undertones and shade, which is SO helpful when buying products online.

The part that surprised me the most, was how well this lasts! Working outside means my “no makeup makeup” doesn’t seem to last throughout the day, and while this does fade slightly by the evening it is 100% still there and looking good. It doesn’t break apart or go patchy, and it looks so natural!

 

Misslyn Swatches
(left) Vitamin C!, (right) Let’s Dance Mango Tango!

 

 

I honestly haven’t got enough good things to say about these products, and they have set a very high standard for the rest of the collection! I can’t wait to try more!

Click here to view Misslyn on Beauty Bay!

 

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Milani Conceal And Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation And Concealer

Milani Conceal And Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation And Concealer

Milani Conceal And Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation And Concealer – Review and Swatches!

 

Milani 2 in 1

 

First of all I have to say, I have NO idea why it took me so long to try this. The hype around the Milani Conceal and Perfect 2 In 1 has been humongous. I have watched YouTube and googled swatches and for some reason never actually bought it. Until now! As I work outside 99% of the time, I really wanted something that was going to last. There are so many foundations claiming to be “sweatproof”- but lets be honest this is the UK and heatwaves are pretty minimal. Water resistant however, that is what finally got my attention. I get rained on – alot – and having a product that will not just wash off or disappear would be pretty game changing. So! I went for it. Lets have a gander!

 

Milani 2 in 1Tone wise there are a whopping 29 shades. While a big shade range is awesome, it can also be a little overwhelming when buying online without being able to test them first. That being said, Beauty Bay give epic descriptions of the shades including their undertones, so I was able to narrow it down to Creamy Vanilla 01 and Natural 02. I have to say I am so glad I bought both. Even though these are techincally next to eachother, there is quite a difference in the shade. Natural 02 is perfect for when I have fake tanned, and Creamy Vanilla 01 has the best yellow undertone for when i’m a little “pastey”. Plus, mixing them together in the interim works fine.

Milani 2 in 1
Creamy Vanilla (left) – Natural (right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A full coverage concealer and liquid foundation.

Conceal + Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation + Concealer applies seamlessly over the face offering a flawless, matte complexion. Reducing the need for a separate concealer, the richly pigmented formula requires just one layer for a naturally perfected, water resistant veil that covers everything from blemishes and redness, to dark circles and imperfections.”

 

Milani 2 in 1In all honesty, the claims are bang on. This is definitely full coverage (for me anyway) and initially I missed the slightly lighter concealer under the eye. However, as on a day to day basis I wear more of a “no make-up make-up” look it actually works fantastically. In case the coverage is actually a little too much, I have also tried mixing in an illuminator (No7) or even just a touch of moisturiser and this definitely takes the edge off for a a daily look and blends perfectly. For a flawless look however, honestly this is bang on.

 

Overall, this stuff is serious. No games are being played here, it is simply epic. It lasts SO well, and while i’ll hold my hands up and admit of not dunked my head in a bucket of water with it on, it has 100% held up in the marvelous British weather. I am hooked!

 

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Milani 2 in 1

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The Cruelty Free Beauty Box Review

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box Review

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box!

 

So! Luckily, I have been fortunate to be sent another of the Cruelty Free Beauty Boxes. I received my first Beauty Box in June 2018 (full review here) and instantly fell in love with everything that The Cruelty Free Beauty Box stands for. A monthly subscription box that includes completely Cruelty Free products for just £14.95 per month (the value inside the box is WAY more!) – plus, if you prepay for 2 or 6 months it is even cheaper! What I loved most about this was the opportunity to discover Cruelty Free brands that I may not have come across on my own. This being said, with Christmas on the way (too early?) the December Box is available as both a subscription box or a gift subscription box, or as a One Off Box for a gift! Use code TREATME for a bonus item!) 

On top of this (as if that wasn’t enough) they have added loads of new products for gifts to their shop, including a Men’s range! So with all this in mind, let’s dive in to the November 2018 Beauty Box and see what goodies we have!

Tisserand Aromatherapy – The Hand Cream (RRP £7.95)

“A must have handbag essential this winter! This Rose & Geranium Lead Hand Cream is bursting with the heavenly fragrance of enriching Rose and balancing Geranium pure essential oils. Expertly blended with botanical extracts of Aloe Vera and Calendula Flower with added, moisture-rich Jojoba oil, this 100% naturally fragranced hand cream helps to protect & soother delicate skin & strengthen nails.”

I LOVE this! The scent is absolutely delicious and it feels SO nourishing! 

Flawless – The Blend Brush (RRP £4.99)

“This Eco Friendly Blending Brush has been carefully designed to work with both concealers and eyeshadows. The long densely packed bristles are designed to diffuse powder, cream, gels and liquids for an airbrushed finish. So whether you use it for your favourite eyeshadow palette & want to create a smokey eye or you just want to conceal an area, it’s the perfect multi tasking brush!”

This brush has been a game changer for me. I’m not a makeup artist – at all – and blending is always a bit of a mission. But! This  brush is so soft and makes any look I am trying to attempt look a lot more seamless! 

LUE’s by Jean Seo-Clear (RRP £11.50)

“Clear is a powerful compound which leaves skin smooth, radiant and clear. Using a special blind of 12 herbs and organic bio dynamic alcohol, this tincture is the ultimate blemish control for leaving your skin flawless. With party season just around the corner & the stress of Christmas, Clear is the perfect essential to keep your skin calm & flawless. You can either us the product directly from the applicator or use a cotton bud to apply (preferably eco friendly ones). Don’t make the mistake we did of putting a cotton bud into the tube as the end came off & it’s impossible to get back out! Apply to area & hold for 30 seconds, repeat 3 times.”

While I don’t particularly have any “spots” at the moment ( a rarity in itself) I did have one of those annoying “under the skin” types. I say did, as its gone. I can definitely vouch for this product, a life saver especially with the Christmas events coming up! 

Spoiled Lips – Matte Liquid Lipstick (RRP £8.95)

“These Matte Liquid Lipsticks will all all day or night. Not only with last, they’re also waterproof! Keep and eye on our website as they’ll soon be some seriously quirky palettes by Spoiled Lips too!”

So I was pleasantly surprised by this, not so much the formula or quality (which I must say is so comfortable and lasts such a long time!) but the shade! While I would usually gravitate towards nude shades, this gorgeous rich brown-red-plum is so wearable and perfect for the season!

Urban Veda – Radiance / Soothing Body Scrub (RRP £12.99)

“Gently exfoliate & buff away dead skin cells with these Body Scrubs. harnessing the power of naturally abrasive exfoliants or pumice stone & crushed walnut shell powder, this formula is the perfect texture to reveal fresher-looking skin. Exfoliate in circular motions, massaging the skin to help stimulate circulation. Another winter essential that will add a touch of luxury to your bathroom routine! Urban Veda are also making the movement to help our planet, their packaging is made from recycled plastic & they are also recyclable.”

This body scrub is an absolute joy. It is super soft and doesn’t feel like it’s attacking the skin, it just smooths the surface leaving baby soft skin behind. Genius! 

As always, I have loved every product I have received in this box. The value as a subscription is just astounding, but now that they have a shop!? Off I go! 

Click here to shop The Cruelty Free Beauty Box! 

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Monthly Favourites – October 2018

Monthly Favourites – October 2018

 

In no particular order!!

 

 

 

 

Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation

Revolution Conceal and DefineThe excitement I experience when I first heard about the launch of this product was – in a word – overwhelming. I LOVE the Conceal & Define Concealer, so when I heard about this!? Well. I had high hopes, and they were met beautifully.
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Lottie London “Harry” Blush Crush

Lottie London Blush CrushThe Blush Crush collection is one I have used for some time, but this month I have been loving the gorgeous burnt tone of the “Harry” blush. It is a red toned blush that is so wearable and somehow still seems to looks natural.
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Natural Collection Definition Mascara

Natural CollectionThis mascara is not the most over the top false lash effect mascara, but that’s exactly why I love it. It gives such a natural finish to the lashes that is perfect for every day and “no makeup” days. It doesn’t clump, it just glides on and brightens everything up. Plus, this whole collection is so darn cheap!
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LivOliv “Polished Hazelnut” Nail Polish

Another product which isn’t particularly new to me, but these polishes have the most beautiful finish. They are so easy to use, dry quickly, and the shade range is just stunning. Polished Hazlenut in particular has got me this month though, it makes me feel all autumnal!
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LUSH Bath Bombs

This one feels a little vague but there isn’t really on bath bomb that I could pin down! The whole experience of a bath bomb is just sheer genius, and with the weather turning colder and the evenings getting darker, is there really anything better than a bath bomb?
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Johnny Concert “Desert Trap” Amplified Eyeshadow

Johnny ConcertAlthough I am not usually into single eyeshadows (I do love a good chunky palette!) when the shade is as stunning as this!? I am all over it. I actually received this in a Cruelty Free Beauty Box, and it is amazing! These can be bought individually and there are so many other shades too!
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W7 Photo Shoot Foundation

W7 Photo Shoot FoundationThis is a new product for me and has quickly made it into my favourites! It has the perfect demi-matte finish (I would say satin..) and a good medium coverage. Not over the top and still looks natural, super affordable, definitely a winner!
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Natura Siberica Nourishing Facial Mask

Natura SibericaYet another Monthly Favourites finishing off with a good face mask! When the weather starts to turn as it has been, I like to steer towards more nourishing masks than my usual detox ones. This is just heaven in a tube. It leaves skin feeling plump and moisturised and glowing!
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