Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie 2015

Hey Guys, its that time again, My August Birchbox has just arrived and I have to say that I am super super excited. This Months theme is #BeautyJunkie. Which is right up my street, I love cosmetics, in all shapes and sizes, so to hear that every Birchbox would contain 2 cosmetic items was perfect for me. So lets take a look.

Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie

Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie

The first thing I love is the box, It is super cute, adorned with adorable beauty emojis. It is perfect for the summer and a box I will keep. All of my items came in the traditional Birchbox bag with a cerise drawstring.

Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie

Rituals Ayurveda Scrub

Rituals – Ayurveda Scrub – £10 150ml (70ml received) – Every Birchbox contained a product from Rituals. Mine is the Ayurveda Scrub with Indian Rose & Multani Clay. This is a Exfoliator that is gentle enough to be used everyday. I am a huge fan of exfoliators. I have naturally oily skin that peels. Rubbish combination skin. I am looking forward to trying this out. It smells amazing too.

Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie

Lord and Berry Blush in Lotus

Lord & Berry – Blush in ‘Lotus’ – £17 (Sample size received) – I am a huge fan of Lord & Berry, I have received a few items from them in previous beauty boxes and they don’t disappoint. Blusher is an essential in my makeup bag so I am happy to receive this. The colour looks dark but when swatched it is a really pretty pink/coral colour, You can build this up as needed, it feels velvety soft when applied and I will be purchasing the full size when this has done (which won’t be long as the sample size is a little small).

Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie

Huygens Exfoliating Cream

Huygens – Exfoliating Cream – £17.90 50ml (10ml received) – Now this is a Birchbox Exclusive. This brand has never appeared in birchbox before. This is a Exfoliating cream that is gentle enough for daily use and contains rice powder particles that smoothes and purifies without irritation, perfect for sensitive skin.

Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie

Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo

Kebelo – Clarifying Shampoo – £13.95 250ml (50ml received) – I’m not a huge fan of receiving shampoo in my boxes as the samples are never really big enough and they don’t really excite me. Although, this sounds different. This is a deep cleansing shampoo that detoxes your hair and scalp leaving your hair feeling soft and purified. This is what my hair needs. After years of colouring and hair products my hair is damaged and dull.

Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie

TheBalm Desert Bronzer

TheBalm – Balm Desert Bronzer – £13.95 6g (1g received) – How excited am I to receive a product form TheBalm. One of my all time favourite Brands. The Desert Bronzer is a typical bronzer that is velvety to the touch, has a hint of shimmer and does not look dark or muddy when applied. I love this product, apart from the tiny sample which could have been bigger to be fair. This is my favourite product in the box.

Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie

Birchbox August #BeautyJunkie Extras

Extras!! Formula 10.0.6 Overnight Success Spot Minimizing Patches – Full Size received £2.95 – I love extras, and this is perfect for me, As a woman who still suffers with breakouts, applying these little patches that reduce redness for a smoother complexion will be a god-send.

Birchbox Emoji Stickers – well these are just cute and fun!

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BirchBox July ‘Make a Splash’ Edt 2015

Hey there guys, First off I would like to apologise for the lack of posts recently, I have taken a break from blogging to concentrate on family life. After some fun in the sun and some quality family time I am back! And with the brand new Birchbox no less. Well I say box, this month (and for one month only apparently) Birchbox has replaced the cardboard box with a reusable plastic zip bag. The theme this month is ‘Make a Splash’ which as you can gather is all about going on your hols. So Lets take a Look

Birchbox July 2015 'Make a Splash'

Birchbox July 2015 ‘Make a Splash’

Benefit – Dream Screen – £25 45ml (6ml received) – Anything from benefit is always a winner in my eyes. This time around it is the silky matte sunscreen with a mighty SPF45!!! Apparently this is ultra moisturising and absorbs instantly. You just apply to clean, moisturised skin for instant protection. It comes in the cutest bottle (albeit a tad small for my liking) and Is a product I will definitely get a lot of use from.

Cowshed – Cowpat Moisturising Hand Cream – £8 50ml FULL SIZE received – Now hand creams aren’t really my thing I have to be honest, If I see them in boxes or gifts etc, I tend to overlook them or just pass them on. That was because I was taking them at face value, what’s to say you can’t use a Hand moisturiser on any other part of your body? Exactly, there’s no where that says you can’t, so now I was excited to receive this product from CowShed, an amazing brand in my eyes. It is strongly scented with grapefruit and coriander and absorbs in an instant.

POP Beauty – Eyeshadow Trio Peach Parfait – £15.50 x 10 shadows – Just another eyeshadow palette? Wrong! these 3 colours are beautiful and perfect for any skin tone, there is a Shimmery Champagne, a Peachy Coral and a Coppery Bronze colour. They are super super pigmented with minimal fallout. This has now become a staple in my makeup collection.

Unani – Aloe Vera Body Treatment Gel – £15 100ml (30ml received) – I wasn’t sure what to do with this at first but upon reading the descriptions online it is ultra hydrating and soothes the skin which would make it a perfect after-sun product but can also be used for blemishes, eczema and other skin irritations. I am looking forward to using this.

Soigne – Nail polish ‘Lavande’ – £11 (FULL SIZE received) – I absolutely LOVE this colour, it is a soft lilac(y) gray colour, I have been looking for a nude gray nail polish for some time now and this is perfect. The consistency is thick but spreadable and it is really quite hard wearing. The smell of the nail polish is quite strong but I can handle that.

Birchbox July 2015 'Make a Splash'

Birchbox July 2015 ‘Make a Splash’

EXTRAS – Pura Vida Bracelet Headband – £11.40 x 8 (1 received) – I love receiving little extras like this, Its not a substantial product but one I have been using quite a lot already, the lacey headband is comfortable to wear, it doesn’t drag or rip your hair out. It grips nicely and doesn’t slide off every 2 minutes.

BirchBag itself – I love this idea of the Bag, It is well made, in a bright appealing colour and the internal pocket is really handy. I can see me using it for toiletries, makeup, even putting it in my baby changing bag for essentials. I love it.

Overall I am loving Birchbox once again. the products are of a high value which makes up for the smaller sample sizes, the products are definitely ones that I would use and not just store away, I can not wait for next month.


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Review: Tranquil Earth Spa Collection Candle – Sweet Pea

Hey Guys, as most of you are aware, I am a huge fan of candles, I love the sense of pampering you feel when there is a nicely scented candle burning away on a cold dark night. I recently came across a company called Tranquil Earth, and the kindly sent me a candle to review.

Tranquil Earth Spa Collection Sweet Pea Candle

Tranquil Earth Spa Collection Sweet Pea Candle

Now if you haven’t heard of Tranquil Earth,  Tranquil Earth is a UK manufacturer and retailer of luxurious scented candles. All of their candles are handmade here in the UK, using the finest ingredients and fragrances. Their range of candles uses startling blends of captivating plant extracts and an improved form of soya wax for optimum burning time, all housed in glass containers.

The candle I received was from the Spa Collection and was in the fragrance ‘Sweet Pea‘. Now I am not generally a fan of floral scents, I am more of a sweet, fruity, citrusy type of gal but I found this to be really pleasant. I love Sweet Pea flowers in general, My mum used to have them in the garden when I was a child so this brought back memories for me. Sweet Peas smell so fresh and unsurprisingly sweet which is translated well in this candle. There is a also a delicious fruity hit within this candle, with undertones of peach and pear, I am a huge fan of anything pear scented. With 50+ hours of burn time I can see me using this throughout the summer. When lit it’s throw is beautiful and delicate not nose hurting and headache inducing like some, it fills my own albeit small flat but in a gorgeously gentle way.

The packaging is simple yet classy, I love the frosted glass votive that is elegantly printed with the company’s name, that the candle comes in, I will use this after the candle has completely burnt out to house tealights.

This Candle retails at £15 which in my opinion is a little expensive as Yankee candles are £5 more and you get an extra 100 hours of burn time. But the purposes of pampering and as a special gift, or to give a luxurious fragrance to your home, I would highly recommend this.

What are Your Thoughts on the Tranquil Earth Spa Collection?

*PR Sample


GlossyBox June ‘Festival Edit’ 2015

Hey there guys, It’s that time again, Glossybox has just dropped their latest edit onto my doorstep. I am a little apprehensive as the past 2 boxes have been a little disappointing. This months theme is ‘Festival Edit’ as it is the festival season, this collection of products is designed to get you summer ready. So let’s dive in and see what I received:

Glossybox June Festival Edit

Glossybox June Festival Edit 2015

Glossybox June Festival Edit Monu Reviving Mist

Monu Spa Reviving Mist

MONU SPA – Rosewood Reviving Mist – £11.95 100ml (30ml received) – This a skin pick-me-up, perfect for dull, stressed or tired skin. It contains a blend of essential oils including lemon, rosewood and geranium. You mist over the face after a bath or shower, after swimming or when your skin feels like it needs a freshen up. I have never tried a product like this so I am looking forward to trying this out.

Glossybox June Festival Edit Glossybox Temporary Tattoo

GlossyBox Temporary Tattoos

GLOSSYBOX – Flash Tattoos – £6.50 – Now I have seen this is pretty much every beauty subscription box around. Gold temporary tattoos. These are not something that I would normally try but I will give them a go. I am however a little disappointed that these are classed as one of the beauty products and not a bonus extra.

Glossybox June Festival Edit  halo facial wipes

Halo Facial Wipes

HALO – Facial Wipes – Travel Size £1.20 – I love Halo as a brand, they are fragrance free so perfect for sensitive skin like mine, Facial wipes are an essential item in our cosmetic arsenal but to receive a travel size pack is a tad insulting, A full size pack would have made more sense and been a lot more practical.

Glossybox June Festival Edit kueshi anticellulite booster

Kueshi Anticellulite Booster

KUESHI – Anticellulite Booster – Full Size £14.55 – This was the sneak peek from last month. This is not necessarily a product that I would go out and buy, I don’t tend to think of things like anti cellulite products, I should as I am riddled with the stuff. I don’t hydrate enough or look after the skin on my body as I do on my face. As summer is approaching fast and I want to go swimming more and wear skirts, i will use this twice daily to get the most out of this product.

Glossybox June Festival Edit essence gel polish

Essence Gel Nail Polish

ESSENCE – The Gel Nail Polish – Full Size £1.71 –  I love nail polishes but Essence is a budget brand, not the luxury that Glossybox promises. The colour is lovely. I especially like that it claims to be a Gel Polish that will last all week, I will be testing this very soon.

So as you can see, A mixed bag of products. I will use each product so That has to count for something. I will continue with Glossybox as I have had a year of good boxes and hopefully the last couple of boxes are a minor glitch.

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BirchBox June ‘French Sole’ 2015

Hey Guys, I am so excited, the June edition of Birchbox has just arrived, I was previously subscribed to Birchbox last year, but due to a run of bad boxes (or so I thought at the time) I un-subscribed. Looking back, they offer high quality brands so naturally you aren’t going to get massive products and some samples will be small. I like this and Glossybox, I see glossybox as the Highstreet Beauty Box and Birchbox as the High-End Beauty Box. This Months theme is ‘French Sole’, inspired by the shoe company French Sole. Lets see what I got:

Birchbox June French Sole

Birchbox June French Sole

Birchbox June French Sole

Birchbox June French Sole

This Month you could choose which design you would like, There was Allsorts, Floral, and French. I chose the floral theme which is a watercolour style floral theme throughout my box.

Birchbox June French Sole Hip Shampoo

Hip Ultra Shine Shampoo

HIP – Ultra Shine Shampoo – £19 200ml (30ml received) – This is a BirchBox exclusive, this brand has never been featured before now so I am really excited to try this. It has an oxygenated formula that refreshes your hair, and includes peppermint and Eucalyptus Oils that transforms your hair to happy healthy locks. Great for travelling, I cant wait to try this out.

Birchbox June French Sole REN beauty shot

Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot

REN – Instant Firming Beauty Shot – £36 30ml (10ml received) – Simply Put – this is a shot of espresso for your complexion. This plumps the skin and diminishes wrinkles for instantly firmer, toned skin. I don’t yet have wrinkles but would use this when my skin needed a pick-me-up or was looking tired. Small sample size, but looking at the price of the full size, The sample still costs around £12 which is understandable.

Birchbox June French Sole Balance me Body Wash

Balance Me Moisturising Body Wash

BALANCE ME – Moisturising Body Wash – £9 100ml (full size received) – Every subscriber either received a 100ml product of the Cowshed body lotion or the Balance Me body wash. I was so happy to see that I had the Balance Me product. Now don’t get me wrong, I like Cowshed, but I have tried a few of their product already. This softens, hydrates and cleanses the skin and is perfect for sensitive skin. I couldn’t be happier.

Birchbox June French Sole Modeco Mascara

ModelCo Power Lash Mascara

MODEL CO – Powerlash Black Mascara – £14 (Travel Size received) – I have owned a few items from ModelCo in the past, It is a nice, good quality brand. The texture of this mascara is gloopy to say the least. I hope that this means it will give long luscious lashes and not that the formula has dried up. Great sample size too.

Birchbox June French Sole Penhaligons iris prima

Penhaligon’s Iris Prima

PENHALIGON’S – Iris Prima – £85 50ml (1.5ml received) – I am not a huge fan of perfume samples in general, I think perfume is such a personal product, It is a scent of which you wish to be known by. I prefer fruity, citrusy scents and this was the complete opposite, It is a musky Sandalwood and vanilla fragrance which is not for me at all.

Birchbox June French Sole styl london temporary tattoo

Styl London Temporary Tattoo

STYLONDON – Temporary Tattoos – £7.99 – These were an extra bonus, I like that about Birchbox, you get a small product as an added extra. These are not something that I would normally try but as Summer is approaching, I am willing to give these a go.

FRENCH SOLE – Shoe Bag, as well as a themed box, you also got a drawstring shoe bag that matches whichever theme you chose so mine was floral, I have used it as the background for each photo.

I LOVE this months box. I have a new-found respect for BirchBox. Accepting what they do and what they are offering. Also, it is nice to sample products that I wouldn’t be able to normally afford.

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DIY Foundation and Blusher Project

Hey Guys so as you probably know by now – I love make-up! In fact, I find makeup to be pretty magical! It can boost your confidence no end and make you feel beautiful. Okay, maybe I’m not stopping traffic, but for a mom of an 18 month old, make-up somehow possesses the magical powers to make me feel “put together.” I can go from frumpy to polished, ready to hit the streets and looking half-way decent while doing so. Who pays attention to the multiple stains from morning breakfast splattered on my shirt, the 5 dirty wipes stuffed in my pocket about to fall out, and the hair that hasn’t been washed in two days, when I have makeup on? At least that’s what I am telling myself…please don’t burst my bubble! I love make-up, but I have a problem – Make-up does NOT love me. With all of the products that I try, it has an effect on my sensitive skin.

The thought of making my own homemade makeup sounded intimidating, but after reading DIY Organic Beauty Recipes, I couldn’t wait to get started.

My first concoction was homemade foundation powder make-up.   Homemade foundation powder is made with ingredients that are be safe to eat. In fact, many of these ingredients you may already be using in your real food kitchen.

Want more good news?  This make-up is super cheap to make.

Homemade DIY Powder Foundation

Homemade DIY Powder Foundation

Homemade Foundation Powder
  • arrowroot flour/ Corn Flour
  • good-quality cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • Green Clay (it has real oil absorbing properties)
  • vitamin e  (optional)
Homemade DIY Powder Foundation

Homemade DIY Powder Foundation

    1. Gather your ingredients and a non-metallic bowl (Green clay should not come in contact with metal). The amount you use of each ingredient will greatly depend on your skin complexion.
    2. Mix all your foundation powder ingredients in the bowl, starting with the Corn flour as your base. Add each ingredient. Whisk together. Test the color by placing a small amount on your face (or arm) with your finger. It may take a little tweaking the first time to make the perfect shade for your complexion.
Homemade DIY Powder Foundation

Homemade DIY Powder Foundation

I have fair skin so this combo works perfect for me:

      • 1/4 cup corn flour. This is your base. You can go back later and add more if you need a lighter powder.
      • 4 TB cocoa powder or cacao powder
      • 1/4 tsp ginger (if you have more of an olive skin complexion you may need more)
      • 1 tsp cinnamon
      • 2 tsp Green clay
      • 10 drops of vitamin e

Store your foundation powder in a small container and use a dry sponge or brush to apply.
Now you’re ready to face the day.

Homemade DIY Blusher

Homemade DIY Blusher

Homemade Blusher

  • Arrowroot powder or organic corn starch
  • Ginger
  • Beet root powder
Homemade DIY Blusher

Homemade DIY Blusher

Depending on how bright pink you want your blush will depend on how much beet root powder you use. I use about 2 parts beet root powder to 1 part cornstarch. If you want to add more depth or make it darker add a little cocoa powder and for a little shimmer, add the ginger.

Directions: Start with 1 tbs arrowroot powder or corn starch and add in 2 tbs beet root powder. Mix in a small bowl making sure to break apart any clumps. Adjust color to your liking! Done!

To use: dip your blush brush in the powder, tapping off any extra. Apply to your cheek bones!

Have you tried any Homemade Beauty Products, Please Share xxx



Review: W7 Camouflage Kit

Hey Guys so as you know, I am a huge fan of the Budget brand W7. They offer great value for money whilst offering quality products. I have been kindly sent the W7 Camouflage kit. A concealer palette consisting of 4 different shades designed to hide those pesky blemishes.

W7 Camouflage Kit

W7 Camouflage Kit

My first impressions of the product is that I like the sleek white packaging with the thin window to reveal the product. It is simple but effective. When opened I like the fact that it comes with a double-ended concealer brush and a mirror. (Nice touch, W7.) This concealer retails from £2.99-£4.99 depending on the shop.

W7 Camouflage Kit

W7 Camouflage Kit

I found that all of these concealers are rather ‘yellow’ based which is a bit annoying as my skin tone is quite pink but I was hoping to find a very pale shade to suit my skin tone and low and behold, I did. The first colour is the only fairly pink toned concealer in the palette so I mixed that with the second shade and my perfect shade is created. I liked the idea of being able to mix the shades together to create my skin tone, it is a great idea especially in the summer months when some of you lucky people tan (I never do) there is no need to buy a darker concealer, just mix a darker shade.

W7 Camouflage Kit

W7 Camouflage Kit

The brush,  Now, the brush that comes with this isn’t my favourite but for the purpose of this review I’ve only tried this concealer with the brush it comes with. For me, the brush a little too small and it’s hard to blend the product with this brush so when I’ve needed to blend I’ve been lightly patting it into the skin with my fingers.

I’ve been wearing this for a couple of days now under my foundation and I have to point out, although they apply nicely and feel silky, they are a little too oily for my liking. My foundation struggled to adhere to the areas this was applied and started to cake, If you have dry skin, this camouflage kit would be ideal. I wouldn’t recommend this product if you have large blemishes to hide as the coverage isn’t fantastic but it works well as a base or if you need to lighten up those dark circles around your eyes. The longevity is obviously enhanced with the use of primers etc.

So a conclusion? This palette is great for under the eyes but personally I don’t think it lives up to the ‘camouflage’ name it has as it’s not great at covering up blemishes. It is ideal for people with dryer skin as it’s feels quite oily but overall a good concealer for the price.

What are your thoughts on the W7 Camouflage Kit? Xxx

*PR Sample


Review: W7 Queen Bee, Argan Oil Lip Balm & Lipstick

Hey Guys, I have been luck enough to have been sent a few products from the amazing Budget Brand W7 to try for you today.

W7 Queen Bee Mascara, Argan Oil Lip Balm  Full Colour Lipstick - Angry Annie

W7 Queen Bee Mascara, Argan Oil Lip Balm Full Colour Lipstick – Angry Annie

This exciting new launch from W7 will land in stores and online late Spring/ early Summer this year. The collection consists of three mascaras – Queen Bee, Foxy Lashes and Bunny Lash – that are all packaged beautifully in pastel colours. Each mascara comes with its own unique wand and so far Queen Bee has been my favourite so far. The thick plastic wand creates so much volume throughout the lashes, and the unique ball tip at the end allows you to reach the corners of your lashes with ease. There is absolutely no case of the dreaded panda eye with these mascaras and they last all day with no need for a touch up. For a budget brand, these are all amazing and I couldn’t recommend them to you enough!

W7 Queen Bee Mascara, Argan Oil Lip Balm  Full Colour Lipstick - Angry Annie

W7 Queen Bee Mascara

I get very chapped lips, particularly in winter, So I was looking forward to trying out this W7 Argan Oil Lip Balm. There is huge hype around this miracle oil so I am expecting good things. I have to say, this Balm is keeping my lips in tip-top condition.

W7 Queen Bee Mascara, Argan Oil Lip Balm  Full Colour Lipstick - Angry Annie

W7 Argan Oil Lip Balm

One thing that I am not particularly keen on is the packaging, The metallic design makes it look a tad tacky but that is just my personal preference.
It smells divine, and a little goes a long way. Its so nourishing, and it puts a thin layer over my lips that stays for ages and helps protect them. If I swap to another lip balm, I instantly notice the difference.
Its now the only lip balm I use.

W7 Queen Bee Mascara, Argan Oil Lip Balm  Full Colour Lipstick - Angry Annie

W7 Full Colour Lipstick – Angry Annie

I have been sent the lipstick in Full Colour: Angry Annie. This is a really bright beautiful pink. There are total six pink toned shades available in this range. As you may know I love PINK so when I received this parcel I could not stop myself to wear it without clicking pictures of products first.
I love the packaging of this lipsticks. They look gorgeous in pink slim stick. The lid is transparent so you can easily find the particular shade you are after specially when you have tons of lipsticks. The lid of this lipsticks seal tightly. On the back you will find a list of ingredients and name of the lipstick. Also on bottom there is a sticker with the name of lipstick. The lipstick is slanted and flat cut, I personally love this type of shape and find it easy to apply on lips.
I love the formula of this lipstick so much. It glides smoothly on lips without any dragging feeling and has excellent colour payoff. The formula gives a fairly matte finish. In flash it gives slightest glossy effect. They smell pleasant, like a sweet fruity balms. The W7 Full Colour Lipstick is really moisturising, there is no need to apply lip balm before application. The colour lasted for a good few hours. My lips did not dry out after a long wear.
I would definitely recommend these lipsticks. I am going to use them more this summer. I will carry it with me in my handbag.

Have you tried these W7 Products Before? What Are Your Thoughts? Xxx

*PR Samples


Products That Left Me Disappointed – May

Hey there guys So as well as products that have left me impressed, there are some that have left me a tad disappointed. You pay out for a product with high hopes but some fall a little short. This month 3 products have failed to hit the mark for me.

products that disappointed me - may

Zerreau – Towel Off Shampoo Foam – O received this in May’s Glossybox, there was quite a bit of hype around it as it claims to be the next generation of dry shampoo. I am a huge fan of dry shampoo so was excited for this. The idea with this product is you spray the foam into your roots, massage gently to lift dirt and grease then dry off thoroughly with nothing but a towel – no rinsing required. Sounds simple? Nope. I followed the instructions and struggled to get my hair dry. I resorted in using a hair dryer and when dry my hair felt tacky as if I had more grease, you know when you forget to rinse conditioner out of your hair and if feels weird? (come on we’ve all done it) It felt like that. I will stick to my DRY shampoo in future.

products that disappointed me - may

Loreal – Glam Bronze Eau De Soleil – This is a very pretty product, the frosted glass bottle and the bronze coloured script and lid are very attractive. I have just gotten into the whole bronzing and contouring so was excited to try this. I expected the product to be a thick creamy texture similar to foundation but when I opened this I spilt a large volume all over me as it is as thin as water. The colour is very dark and I struggled to blend it in without it looking cakey. I was sooo disappointed in this, I will not be repurchasing.

products that disappointed me - may

Oriflame – BB Cream – I am a huge fan of Oriflame and BB Creams so when I saw this, I thought nothing could go wrong – wrong! Oriflame is a trusted brand, I own a few products from them including eyeshadows, brushes and skin care products so this product I thought would fit right in. I have the colour ‘Light’ which was the only colour available. Well this is a deceiving description, it is Medium at best. The colour is way too dark for my skintone, My sister who is Olive skinned finds it too dark for her too. In order to not waste the product, I mix it with a moisturiser to lighten the product. Very Disappointing.

What Products Have Left You Disappointed This Month? xxx


Products that Impressed Me – May

Hey guys, I just wanted to share with you the products I have been using this month that have impressed me some-what. It is easy to be critical but I like to give credit where credit is due.

products that impressed me - May

Caudalie – Radiance Tinted moisturiser – I received this in my May edition of Birchbox and it is almost empty. I was so excited to receive this as the colour is just perfect for my skin tone (I have it in 01 light). It is a very similar consistency to a BB cream, I tend to use this when my skin is in a rare good condition and I only want a light coverage. Considering is only claims to be a tinted moisturiser it is definitely more worthy of being a light foundation. It is silky on the skin and it doesn’t clog up my pores like all my other foundations, it allows my skin to breathe. I have a 15ml sample of this and the full size is £27 40ml. I don’t usually spend a large amount on a high end brands but this is something I will be investing in in the near future.

products that impressed me - May

Jelly Pong Pong – All Over Glow – I am not a huge fan of highlighters, I think they are beautiful products don’t get me wrong but as I suffer from oily skin, I am constantly shiny and I am always trying to matte my face out not add shine. But this All Over Glow impressed me by the texture and the colouration it gives. It is a very light gel with a shimmery bronze tone to it. Most highlighters look like you are covering yourself in glitter but adds such a natural looking glow to your skin. I use it very lightly above my cheekbones, under the arch of my eyebrows and on the inner of my eye (not my waterline).

products that impressed me - May

The Balm – How ‘Bout them Apples – I received this small sample of this cream blusher in a Birchbox months ago, with it being a cream blusher (and you know my issues by now with my skin) I have always avoided using it. Also the packaging is just too cute to use. But, as I had paid for it I didn’t want it to go to waste so I dug it out of the box and tried it out, It is amazingly creamy and pigmented, The sample is in the colour ‘Pie’ which is a pinky/reddy/ corally tone, you can have it as subtle as you like to as deep as you like, I was so impressed by this, I have recently purchased the Full size Palette of 6 blushers for £26.

products that impressed me - May

Natural Collection – Liquid Eyeliner – Now this is the surprise of them all for me, This liquid eyeliner cost me £1.50!! I bought it to use to practice a winged eyeliner and didn’t expect much, but the tiny brush is very accurate and it is so thin, and the ink itself is very pigmented, I expected it to be a little watery but it was far from it. Once dry, I found it to be waterproof too – an added bonus. I will definitely be repurchasing this.

products that impressed me - May

What Products Have Left You Impressed This Month? xxx