Image Skincare - Clear Cell Clarifying Masque.

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Friday, 29 March 2019
Image Skincare - Clear Cell Clarifying Masque Review.

(These products were very kindly gifted to me but all opinions are my own.)
(All photos are taken by me.)

Ive always suffered with breakouts and pesky blackheads since roughly the age of 12/13. Its only recently my skin is as clear as its ever been and I thank my skincare and different masks each week for it. One mask in particular that I've been really loving is this one, the Image Skincare Clear Cell Clarifying Masque!





Since adding this into my skincare, my skin as really cleared up and I hardly suffer with breakouts now. I get the odd one or two, but thats down to being a woman - that time of the month! :D

So the mask itself is a thickish white exfoliating type formula, once applied to the skin its so cooling and tingles slightly. You can instantly feel it work! The only thing I'm not keen on is the smell, its kinda strong but does dull down once the mask sets. It dries pretty quickly which is a bonus! :)





Once set - around 5 to 15 mins - I just used a warm damp facecloth and gently rubbed off the mask until it was all off. Your face appears red at first but does obviously go back to normal after about 30 mins or so. My skin felt so refreshed and replenished afterwards! My face felt really tight and super soft straight away and I was like - wow! Kinda scary having a red face but with a mask like this its expected. It does claim to immediately draw out impurities and excess oil so its its normal - don't panic like I did the first time! :D

I like to use this mask once a month max and then every few weeks as a spot treatment, which it also can be used as. Its definitely worked that way for me and I couldn't be more happy with the results this mask has given me. Thanks to this fab mask I don't have to wear much makeup on days I do wear it which has given me a real confidence boost :)

If you have blemishes, oily or problematic skin that this is indicated for, you need to try this mask out! :)



Pixi Beauty - MatteLast Liquid Lip.

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Thursday, 7 March 2019
Pixi Beauty - MatteLast Liquid Lips Review

 (These products were very kindly gifted to me but all opinions are my own.)
(All photos are taken by me.)

This was my first PR parcel from Pixi and I was super excited when it arrived on my doorstep, as you can imagine! I honestly nearly cried! As I always do when I receive anything from brands - i'm a very emotional person, don't judge! :D




My fave makeup product is lipstick so when I saw this PR parcel was 11 shades of their MatteLast Liquid Lipsticks I was like, wow! I honestly couldn't wait to try them all out!






I mean, how beautiful are they though?! The packaging is just super cute and very me! The shades are so gorgeous too! I have kinda swatched them for you if you wanna see! Im not the most photogenic person so swatching them on my lips is a no go lol! I can however confirm that these are probably the most comfiest matte lipsticks I've ever tried! They don't feel drying at all and last for hours! Even between eating etc they don't budge! They are super pigmented too so no need to reapply or go in with more than one coat. I absolutely love them! The shade range is absolutely perfect too, for a girl who mainly wears nude colours, the shades are literally perfect for me! I also love the pinks and reds as they are perfect for summer and autumn time when I want a bit of a change.




As you can see, they are beautiful shades! Let me know if you do want to see swatches of these on my arm - I took these pics a while ago and can certainly add better swatch photos now lol! They are honestly the most perfect and wearable shades for everyday and for every skin tone. They've become my fave lipsticks by far, I'm just obsessed with them! They're also infused with rose hip oil so smell incredible too and leave the lips hydrated which is fab! The applicator is so good too, its shaped like a tear - Pixi Petal they describe it as - so its super easy to use and gives a precise application. These are honestly just perfect in every way and I'm so happy that I own them, now I need every single shade Pixi do from now on cause they're just that good! :D


Let me know if you've tried these and what you think of them! :)




NYK1 Secrets - Lash Force Serum & Tan Force Tanning Mousse.

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Sunday, 24 February 2019
NYK1 Secrets Lash Serum & Tan Force Tanning Mousse Review.

(These products were very kindly gifted to me but all opinions are my own.)
(All photos are taken by me.)

So a few months back I was very kindly sent some goodies from a brand called NYK1 Secrets, a brand i've never actually heard of before so I was excited to try out what they'd sent me. They sent me their Lash & Brow Growth Serum, Tanning Mousse & the tanning mitts to go along side the tan.




I was super excited to try them all out but more excited to try the Lash & Brow growth Serum!

So lets see what I thought! :)





So i've been using the serum for around 3 months now - not consistently (I'm a mum and life gets crazy busy sometimes lol!) BUT from my results I can see quite a big difference in my lashes! Ive always had long lashes anyway so I were'nt expecting a change in length as such, I guess I just wanted to see what it would do! Well the photo results shocked me! Its actually made my lashes fuller than they were before! I was so shocked to see my before and after pic but I'm more than happy with the results! I will continue to use it everyday if I remember - I'm useless! and hope it does make my lashes a little longer too. I would 100% recommend this serum to anyone! Its literally false lashes in a tube! And did I mention you can use this on your eyebrows too? I don't actually use it on my brows as mine are quite full as they are but it would be amazing if you have sparse brows or want fuller looking brows without the need of constant eyebrow makeup! :) a win win product for sure! Its also super easy to use! All you have to do is apply it like you would an eyeliner every morning and night! Easy as that! You can find it here if you want to give it a go! :)




Heres my before and after photo! Sorry about the rubbish edit! - I needed to blur my horrible winter skin! Lol! But that aside, just look how fuller my lashes look! Fab right?! I just love this product so much! Who needs false lashes?! :D


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Now onto the Tanforce Tanning Mousse and mitts.





I've always been a little scared of fake tan, I'm not gonna lie! But the tanning mousses I do have are actually really good so I wasn't too scared of this one. First off, have you ever seen a tanning mousse turn out to be clear? Nope, me neither! Well this is - kinda scary because you can't see where you've  gone and how orange you might look BUT thats where its like magic because - it certainly doesn't do that! Lol! It leaves the skin moisturised looking so you can see where you've gone which is awesome!  Its so easy to use! I just applied where i wanted the tan and rubbed it in using circular motions until it was all even - easy peasy! It also smells so good too and not strong or horrible smelling. The mitts are amazing to use too, just glides the product on your skin and makes application a breeze! The face one is super cute too and the perfect size to get in all the spots you might miss just using your hands - and you avoid orange hands using a face mitt too which is a bonus! Orange hands are horrendous - we've all been there, well I know I have, lol! :D This tan also dries almost instantly and isn't sticky at all! A little goes a very long way! :) You can purchase the tan and mitts bundle here.


Heres my before and after photo of my legs - I have scars on my legs due to a bad rash I recently got so I was so happy that the results almost covered them!





As you can see it's a beautiful, natural looking, even and streak free tan! It actually matches my sun tan I got from my holiday in January so now my body actually matches my legs lol! I'm so happy with this tan and would totally recommend this too! :)

Super happy with all the products and would definitely buy them myself after trying these as I'm beyond happy with my results! :)

Let me know if youv'e tried these before and how you got on with them! I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Umberto Giannini - Smooth Haircare Range

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Sunday, 18 November 2018
Umberto Giannini Haircare, available from Boots.

(These products were very kindly gifted to me but all opinions are my own.)
(All photos are taken by me.)


I was so excited to try these after the lovely team over at Umberto Giannini very kindly sent me some of their Smooth haircare range! The packaging alone won me over so I couldn't wait to try the products themselves. I mean just look how stunning they are! Also the best thing about this brand is that they’re vegan & cruelty free! Top marks from me :)




So lets see what I thought of the products! :)




So all three of these products above I've been using pretty much altogether, or alternate between the serum and balm, after i've washed my hair. They work so amazing for my hair as I have quite dry, frizzy and coloured hair. 


I'm always straightening my hair too so the Iron Out Heat Activated Straightening Balm and Miracle Worker Smooth Serum really helps my hair out alot. They are so easy to use and a little goes a very long way. Ive been using these for a few months now and they have really improved my hair, its so soft and salon like afterwards! I really couldn't be without them now! 



The heat protection has helped so much and the Frizz Control Miracle Styling Milk tames my wild hair! (Mostly when I leave my hair to dry overnight, oh boy :D)

 These have definitely changed my hair for the better and I can't wait to continue using these life savers! They also smell incredible too! Win win! :)




Another product i've been using is the Weather Proof Finish Anti-Humidity Hairspray. I don't normally use hairspray as I hate the feeling of having a stiff head afterwards! :D lol! Well this doesn't do that! Its so light its like nothing is on your hair! Its absolutely amazing! It actually works too and lasts quite a long time! I was so amazed by this hairspray when I first used it, literally the best hairspray ever without that horrible stiffness! 




And last but not least i've been using the 60 Second Smooth Pre - Shampoo Treatment. I'd never really seen or heard much about pre shampoo treatments before so I was really eager to try this out! This is basically a hair mask before you shampoo/condition your hair as normal. Well, what a treat it is! It's another hair saver product and leaves your hair so soft and silky smooth afterwards! And smells so good too! Definitely changed my hair care routine for the better! :)


So thats everything I was very kindly gifted and I couldn't be more happier and grateful to them! My hair is in a lot better condition after using all these products! If you're hair is in need of some tlc I would highly recommend these products! :)


If you try anything, id love to know what you guys think! :)



Ted Baker - Boots Christmas Range 2018

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Friday, 9 November 2018
Ted Baker Boots Christmas Range 2018.

Ive absolutely loved the Ted Baker ranges from Boots for the last few years now, they're always so stunning! My fave has been last years and this years as its rose gold, pink, porcelain rose and their new print Fragrant Bloom too.

So lets see what they've brought out this year!




Contains - 5 nail polishes & 5 lipsticks.



Contains - A dark berry nail polish & lip balm.



Contains - A lilac nail polish & nude lip balm.

 Hibiscus Kiss Gift Set - £18.

Contains - Crimson Crush & Nude tinted lip balms, a compact mirror & a pink lipstick.

 Fragrant Bloom Gift Set - £20.

Contains - Body spray, body wash, hand cream, nude lip balm, eye crayon & mascara all in travel size.

 Opulent Suite Gift Set - £50.

Contains - Blush Pink body lotion, body wash, bath bubbles. Pretty Pearl body lotion & body wash. Fragrant Bloom bubble bath, shimmer body wash & body soufflé & an eye mask.
 Floral Aroma Gift Set - £12.50.

Contains - 4 10ml perfumes.


 Little Petal Blush Pink Gift - £4.

50ml Blush Pink body spray.


 Little Petal Opulent Petal Gift - £4.

50ml Opulent Petal body spray.


 Little Petal Pretty Pearl Gift. - £4.

50ml Pretty Petal body spray.

 Bathed In Blooms Gift - £10.

A jar filled with Blush Pink bath petals.

Opulent Petals Gift Set - £22.

 A stunning burgundy bag filled with a 200ml Opulent Petal body wash, a 150ml Opulent Petal body spray & a Opulent petal lip balm.
 Blush Trio Gift Set - £16.

A stunning pink metallic bag filled with a 50ml Blush Pink body spray, a 50ml Blush Pink hand cream & a Blush Pink lip balm.
 Shaded Blooms Eyeshadow Palette - £16.

A stunning 8 eye shades, 1 highlighter & brush palette.


 Little Bloom Gift Set - £12.50.

Contains - Travel Size - Fragrant Bloom body wash, body spray, bubble bath & body soufflé.



A stunning rose gold compact mirror.

 Finishing Flourish Gift Set - £16.

Contains - 4 stunning nail polishes.

 Stately Collection - £45.

Contains - Punchy Pink lipstick, Lilac Pink nail polish, Burgundy nail polish, Bronze & Highlighter compact, Mascara, Eyeshadow trio, Nude tinted lip balm, Crimson Crush tinted lip balm, Eyebrow pencil, eyelash curlers & two brushes.

 The Fragrant Gift Set - £25.

Contains - A 250ml Fragrant Bloom body lotion, a 200ml Fragrant Bloom body wash, a 150ml Fragrant Bloom body spray, a 50ml Fragrant Bloom hand cream, a 50ml Fragrant Bloom bath bubbles & a 90g Blush Pink soap.



 All Eyes On Ted Gift Set - £20.

Contains - Mascara, Eyeshadow trio compact, 2 eyeshadow crayons, eyebrow highlighter crayon & a liquid eyeliner.



 A Brush With Glory Gift - £20.

A glass jar containing 4 beautiful rose gold brushes.
 Fragrant Jewels Gift - £8.50.

A trio of beautiful soaps in Blush Pink, Opulent Petal & Pretty Pearl.



 Soft Blossom Gift - £12.50.

A 125ml Fragrant Bloom hand cream & glass nail file.



 Glimmering Garden Gift - £10.

A 300ml Fragrant Bloom Shimmer body wash.



 Bloom Bouquet Gift - £20.

A trio of 150ml body sprays in Pretty Pearl, Blush Pink & Opulent Petal.




Contains - Bronzing compact for face & body & 2 brushes.

A trio of tinted lip balms in the shades Crimson Crush, Pillar Box Red & Nude.




So thats everything this year! Such a beautiful collection! Let me know whats on your christmas list!


(Pictures taken from the Boots website)