Mini Haul from Superdrug, Lush & more

Hey guys!

Feels like ages since I’ve written a blog post but in reality it’s only been a week!

Today’s post is going to be about what I bought on monday when I went shopping to Westfields. It’s mostly makeup because…well I’m addicted.

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So lets start off with the makeup bits that I got from Superdrug..

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Superdrug had this awesome deal which was to spend £12 and get the ‘Love Conquers All’ palette by Makeup Revolution which is a total bargain if you ask me! Plus I needed those three bits anyway!

Makeup Revolution Luxury Baking Powder

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Okay so I have been looking for a baking powder for EVER, so I was so happy to finally get this! It was the fourth time of me searching a superdrug for it but all they had was the banana baking powder which is wayyy too yellow for my skin tone. So I thought the ‘lace’ shade would be perfect.

First impressions: 4/5 – you get a lot of product and for £5 what more could you want? It also seems to do a good job at baking although it’s not the best I’ve seen (via youtube) but for a beginner like me, who’s just started to bake; it is perfect! Would definitely reccommed!

Makeup Revolutions’ Conceal & Define concealer

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As you are aware that I already own one of these if you’ve seen my previous post but on monday I bought the lighter shade as I had previously purchased it in the shade C4 but wanted it lighter. As it is super popular it has taken ages to find a light shade in a store so on monday I got the C3.

To find out my first impressions on this you’ll have to stay tuned and wait for my review on it which is coming up soon..

Makeup Revolutions’ Pro Fix Illuminating fixing spray

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I’ve been in need for a new fixing/setting spray as my Rimmell one broke, so thought I’d give this a shot.

First impressions: 3/5, seems to do the job but the smell isn’t the best.

Makeup Revolution Love Conquers All eyeshadow & highlighter palette

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I’m aware the swatches havent come out too well, it was the first time me doing swatches so please don’t hate. The light shades don’t come out too well but the deeper ones do and boyy are they good! The highight is the heart in the middle and acts as a cute and glowy blush.

My first impressions: 3/5 as the pigmentation is good..but not as good as MUR’s other palettes.

Inglot Duraline

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I heard about this from one of my favourite MUA’s Abigail Forbes. It is a mixing liquids which makes dried up makeup products more usable. My eyebrow promade was getting a tad dry and this is just what it needed!

My first impression: 5/5, it works like a charm! My brow promade is practically brand new!

Kiko Radient Fusion Baking Powder

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So I went from having no baking powders to having two! This one is a different formula so maybe it’ll work better or worse.. I don’t know. I love Kiko however and this was half price so I couldn’t resist!

I have no first impressions as I haven’t used it yet.

L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper

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I’ve needed an eyebrow gel for absolute ages! So it was about time I purchased one! I decided to try this one as I’m loving their eyebrow pencil at the moment so why not!

My first impressions: 5/5, can’t fault it in any way, does everything I wanted/needed it to do.

Spectrum Tapered blender brush

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I’ve seen spectrum brushes everywhere at the moment! I only just realised boots sold them so I treated myself to this one.

My first impressions: 5/5, the brush is super pretty and soft and it blends the shadow perfectly.

Lush The hair doctor hot oil treatment

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As I’m in desperate need for my hair to grow I have been looking around for different masks and oils to use and this was one that I have found!

I have no first impressions as of yet, as I haven’t tried it yet!

Lush Teo Deodrant

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You’re probably reading this and thinking that I’m a weirdo for buying this but I’ve been looking around for a cruelty free deodorant and couldn’t find one. Lush did sell these powder ones but can you imagine how messy that would get, well with me trying to use it anyway.

Again, I haven’t got any first impressions of this as I’m yet to try it out.

Lushs’ Roots hair treatment

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As I said previously I’ve been looking for hair masks to help my hair grow or in this case make my hair less ‘fine’.

And you guessed it..I haven’t tried this yet either so have no first impressions.

So this may be more than a ‘mini haul’ oops.. But in all seriousness, I hope you have enjoyed reading this and maybe seen something you like.

Here are the websites where you can get what I have mentioned above:

And that is all!

Thank you so much for reading this post! There will be reviews upcoming for some of these products so please keep your eyes peeled.

Love, Jess x

P.S. What hair masks/oils have any of you found that helps your hair to grow? (Please answer in the comments)

My January Favourites

Hey guys,

Today’s post is going to be on my favourites from last month. Yes I know it’s a bit late as it’s nearly half way through February but let’s just pretend it’s last week😂.

I personally love these posts so thought I need to do these more often.

So let’s begin,

Favourite Makeup bits

I don’t know about you but I’m seriously loving Makeup Revolution’s makeup recently. For such low prices the quality is AMAZING and to be honest the eyeshadow palette is just as pigmented as my urban decay palettes.

Here are some more Makeup Revolution bits and my new L’Oreal eyebrow pencil. Everyone is taking about their concealer and for good reason, I LOVE it! (Review will be up soon). Their loose highlighter is also so good, I’m in love!

This is the ‘Pure Gold’ Lipstick from L’oreal which I am in complete love with, just look at it!

This is another lipstick from L’oreal that I’ve been loving. It is in shade 116 and is a shimmery nude.

Favourite Hair Products

Here are all my hair products that I’ve been loving! As I’m trying to grow my hair these really help and are so good! My hair has been feeling and looking so much better since I’ve been using them.

Favourite Netflix shows

Reign and Riverdale are both my faves at the moment. You should give both a watch if you haven’t already!

That is all for my favourites! I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s posts and maybe learnt more about what I like.

What are your favourites from January?

Love,

Jess x

What’s in my makeup bag?

Hey guys,

I’m back!!! (Well I didn’t physically go anywhere but I had a mini break) I’ve been super busy with work and personal things but I’m so happy to be back writing posts!

Today’s post is about what I keep in my makeup bag, if the title didn’t give it away already (shocker, right?)

Let’s start of with my makeup bag, as many of you know I LOVE Harry Potter so couldn’t resist buying this when I saw it! (Primark £4) I wanted to get a hufflepuff one as that’s the house I’ve been sorted in. However, they only had gryffindor and slytherin in stock so I chose the gryffindor one.

These are the makeup bits and bobs that I keep in it. I have other makeup bags filled with other makeup but these are my go-to’s.

Glitter pigments & glitter primer from NYX

I love NYX’s products, they are of such great quality and value! And they’re cruelty free, bonus!!

Sleek face form and highlight palettes

I’m also a big fan of sleeks highlighter palettes and I love the contour palette, it works perfect for me! I’ve always preferred powered based contours as I find them easier to work with and blend out. The highlight on the body form palette is also my fave, as you can probably tell due to it almost being finished.

NYX & Urban Decay eyeliners

Urban Decay do my favourite liquid eyeliners of all time! I use their heavy metal eyeliners in almost every makeup look I do! The ‘epic ink liner’ from NYX is also the best liquid liner I’ve used as it’s so easy to apply and doesn’t bleed out!

NYX & L’Oreal mascaras

Yes I bought the ‘badunkadunk’ mascara by NYX purely for its name… however, I was pleasantly impressed at its quality. Although it does transfer onto my eyelids almost every time I apply it; and god forbid you rub your eye…panda look it is! But other than that it is good and adds good volume onto my lashes. The other mascara is by L’Oreal and I can’t remember the name for it, but it’s a fibre mascara and is AMAZING! I haven’t used false lashes since and well.. that speaks for itself.

NYX & L’Oreal primers

I love the L’Oreal ‘infallible luminizing primer’ it’s a lovely texture, very easy to apply and makes your skin glow even under foundation! When I’m not using The L’Oreal primer I use my NYX HD Studio primer which matches my foundation, it works really well and keeps my makeup intact, hooray!

Foundation, BB cream and concealers

If my skin is bad I use L’Oreals’ glam nude BB cream as a primer/base under my foundation. Otherwise I use my foundation and concealer as usual. I love the foundation, it’s not too thick but has a good coverage. However without powder it can be shiny.

Rimmell eyebrow pencil & NYX eyebrow pomade

As you can see I’ve almost finished the eyebrow pencil, I love it! But won’t be getting another one as it’s nit cruelty free. However I love NYX’s brow pomade, for me it’s perfect and totally affordable! However I do want to try the ABH one as it’s clearly one of the best from the hype!

And that is all! As I mentioned earlier I do have much more makeup than that but these are the bits I use regularly and love the most!

Whats the favourite makeup product that you have in your make up bag?

Thank you so much for reading today’s post.

Love,

Jess x

BLOGMAS – DAY 21 – December Favourites

Hey guys,

Welcome to the 21st day of my blogmas! Only 4 days left! Today’s post is going to be my favourite products from this month!

So let’s get started!

Body care

Sleepy, mask of magnamity, snow fair body conditioner from Lush and VeeBeautyLdn’s eyelash and eyebrow serum and two lip balms. I love using all of these, definitely would recommend for you guys to try it out!

The body scrub by what’s in it for me, smells edible and leaves your skin feeling incredible! (Haha rhymes)

Fragrance

So fragrance were kind enough to gift me with these beauties at the Blogosphere Christmas festival last weekend and they all smell so lovely! So affordable and pretty! You can purchase these from most boots stores and would make great stocking fillers!

Face mask

Im loving this face mask at the moment! You can check out my full review on L’Oréal’s pure clay masks here.

Makeup

This is a recent buy of mine from Urban Decay and it is the Heavy Metal palette. Don’t let this picture fool you, this palette is HUGE well.. in comparison to their other palettes. I swatched it in the shop and bought it then and there that’s how much I loved it! Will do some looks using it soon!

Hair care

I was also luckily enough to be gifted these at the Blogosphere Christmas festival too by Ogx! I LOVE their hair products! Been using their shampoo and conditioners for maybe 2 years now, my hair definitely thanks me for it!

Books

This is my favourite book of this month! I love it! Check out my review for it here.

Netflix

These are my two favourite series at the moment, not just for this month but they’re what I’m watching this month! If you haven’t seen either or any of them I definitely suggest that you should!!

What is your favourite product of this month?

Thank you for reading today’s post, if you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here.

Love, Jess x

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My Skincare Routine

Hi guys,

I hope you’ve all had a good Monday and have a good rest of your week!

Today I’m doing a blog post on my current skincare routine, I say current as I’m pretty sure it’ll change within a month.

Skincare is subject to skin type so in order for you to know if these products may be of benefit to you it’s probably best I disclose my skin type… (drum roll please)… dry and sensitive mostly but in the summer it can get oily.

I would also like to apologise in advance for the quality of the photographs as the lighting was awful (ugh English weather) and I couldn’t lay the bottles flat as they wouldn’t stop rolling…

The order in which I do my skincare routine are as follows:

  1. Cleanse/wash
  2. Tone
  3. Spot cream/gel
  4. Serum
  5. Eye cream
  6. Moisturiser
  7. Oil
  8. Primer…..makeup as usual.

My morning and afternoon skincare routines are different.

In the morning I usually cleanse my face using The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser.

Then before I leave for work I use Dr Botanicals ‘Tropical Invigorating Cream’ duo moisturiser.


However in the afternoon after my shower/bath I will do a longer skincare routine.

First I wash my face using The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Skin Clearing FacialWash.


Then I use a cotton pad to apply The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner on my face and neck.


After this I apply LUSHs ‘Grease Lightning’ spot treatment gel over any blemishes I have on my face.

Check out my review here.

Then use The Body Shops’ Vitamin C Skin Reviver Instant Smoother and spread this over my T-zones. (Also works as a great primer)


Then I use The Body Shops’ Vitamin E Eye Cream, I apply this on my eyelid and underneath them.

After the eye cream has dried I then apply the Dr Botanicals ‘Tropical Invigorating Cream’ duo moisturiser again.

When that’s soaked into my skin I then apply The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Oil onto my T-zones and gently pat it down using two fingers.

That’s my skin routine almost finished!

Once/twice a week (depending on how many days I wear makeup) I exfoliate my face using The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub.

I also use face masks 3 days a week, I normally do 2 days of day masks and one sleeping mask.

I use L’Oreal Pure Clay masks as a day mask.

I use two different sleeping masks, alternatively to how my skin is.

If my skin is feeling dry I use The dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask. Check out its review here

If I have a few blemishes/spots I use The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Anti-imperfection Night Mask.


That’s a wrap!

A full review of The Body Shops’ Tea Tree range will be posted soon!

Thank you all so much for reading! I hope it’s been useful and please leave a comment what your favourite part of your skincare routine is.

Love, Jess x

Review: L’Oreal pure clay masks

Hey guys, 

This post is going to be another review (I know yawn! I need some new ideas). But this time I am reviewing L’Oréal’s pure clay masks! (They are not cruelty free- I’m using them up). I have three; purity mask, glow mask and detox mask. They each have different purposes as give different results. 

The green one (purity mask) is supposed to get rid of any impurities in your skin, which can be caused by bacteria/pollution/etc… I have used this one twice or three times and it definitely opens up your pores! My skin always feels soft after, however it hasn’t helped my skin to get clear however that could be due to the fact I don’t use it regularly enough.

The pink/peach one (glow mask) is supposed to make your skin more ‘glowy’ and radiant, this one I have used the most as I feel it is the most exfoliating one. My skin does feel very smooth after using it but no glow.

The charcoal one (detox mask) is used to detox your face and get rid of blemishes. This one I’ve used about 5 times or so and have seen no difference to my blemishes but like the other two it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft.

They each smell pleasant and are easy to apply to the face, on the box it says 10 uses but I definitely disagree I’d say depending on how much you apply each tub could probably last you 15 or more uses. 

Do I recommend it?

Definitely no if you’re only after cruelty free products. But otherwise yes I do recommend these, at least the glow mask one, that one seems to give the best results!

I hope this post has been useful and has interested you! If you’ve used these products before and agree/disagree with me please comment to let me know your views!

Love Jess x