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)

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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BLOGMAS – DAY 16 – Secret Santa gift ideas

Hey guys,

Welcome to my 16th post and happy Saturday!

This is the first year I haven’t done a secret Santa but when I did I really did struggle to find something to get.

Today is a quick post as I feel like I’ve done a bit too many gift ideas posts (sorry!)

Let’s get started…

Depending on your budget it could be up to £5 or £10, here are some ideas:

For a joke you could get them Stressticles

Under £5 – purchase them here

Lush Bathbombs

Check out my lush haul post from Thursday it’ll give you some ideas on which bathbombs to get!

Cinematic light box

£10 – purchase from here

Party pong

£5 – you can purchase it here

Yoga dog book

Do they like dogs? If they do they’d love this!

£5 – you can purchase it from here

Thank you for reading today’s post! If you missed yesterday’s posty check it out here.

Are you doing secret Santa this year?

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS DAY 14 – Festive Lush Haul

Hey guys,

Welcome to day 14 of my blogmas! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks already! It’s absolutely flown by!

Linking back to yesterday’s post one of the main ingredients to a true pamper session is of course …..(drumroll please)…..a bath bomb!

And where better to get a bathbomb than lush?!

Today’s post is going to be of the bath bombs/bubble bars that I recently purchased from lush and the keep in the spirit of blogmas I chose only festive ones!

Christmas Sweater

The snowman bubble bar

Christmas Eve bubble bar

The magic of Christmas bubble bar

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To purchase any of these you can get them from a Lush store, from the Lush app or online here

(Due to my mums allergies I’ve only used one of them! So no review on them as of yet, sorry!)

Thank you for reading today’s post!

What is your favourite Lush bathbomb?

Love, Jess x

BLOGMAS – DAY 4 – Gift guide for her

Hey guys, today is day 4 of blogmas and I’m already feeling the struggle!

Today’s post is a gift guide for her, as yes it can be hard to buy for us girls but if you know her interests then I hope this post can be of help to you!

If you missed yesterday’s post check it out here it’s a gift guide for him

These gifts could be for your friend, girlfriend, sister, Mum, cousin…etc and depending on your price range some of these gifts might just be perfect! (If I’ve done a good job)

Jewellery

Most girls love a bit of bling as it helps to make the outfit look just a little bit more glam

You can get some lovely costume jewellery from accessorise, Topshop or river island (my personal top 3)

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If she is into more elegant jewellery and you don’t mind spend that bit more then pandora is the place! Swarozki is also good as well as h samuels but again this depends on your price range and how much you’re willing to spend on this certain person.

Pandora

(Pandora has a Disney collection so if she’s a lover of Disney then I highly recommend something from the collection!)

Makeup

If she is a lover of makeup then why not treat her to a makeup gift set!

Boots and Superdrug both sell some really good ones!

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Gift sets

Sometimes it’s hard to pin point what to buy someone so if you have a vague idea on what they like then a gift set is perfect!

You can get all sorts of gift sets! Some of these are:

• Perfume

• Nail sets

• Socks

• Bath sets

• Body shop gift sets

And many more!

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Box sets

If she loves a series and is non stop watching it then why not treat her to the box set! That way she can watch it whenever she wants!

Here are some popular box sets that you could get

Lush bath bombs

Everyone should know how amazing Lushs’ Christmas range is amazing so why not treat her with a pretty bath bomb! She’s sure to love it!

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Lush bath sets are a perfect idea, they’re small and sweet! Most gift sets from Lush contain one or two bath bombs and a little gel, depending on the set.

Boots & Superdrug do some lovely bath sets as well

Candles

Around Christmas time it is lovely to have candles around to help it feel festive and cosy at this time of the year. Nothing says Christmas more than a room lit up by candles and smelling like eggnog or ginger.

Yankee candles have some really lovely candles, here are some examples:

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Personalised gifts

I don’t know about you but I always feel personalised gifts are just that extra bit special. There’s so many options from personalised frames to personalised notebooks! Amazon is a great place to get personalised gifts and keepsakes!

Fashion

And if none of the above ticks your boxes you can’t go wrong with a cute gloves, scarf and hat set! Perfect for this time of year too!

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And if she’s a shopaholic or just loves to treat herself once in a while but is fussy then why not a voucher for her favourite shop!

These are all the ideas that I could come up with, I hope it was helpful to any of you who are struggling to buy presents for your friends and family.

Just a little reminder, don’t stress too much over presents, as Christmas is more about being with friends and family and making lifetime memories and that is the most important.

Thank you for reading today’s post and stay tuned for tomorrow’s post when I will be sharing my Christmas tree with you! Yay

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: LUSH’s ‘Grease Lightning’ spot treatment gel

Hi guys,

This post is going to be a review on LUSH’s spot treatment gel that I purchased about a month ago.

My skin is very spot prone and it’s been near to impossible to find a spot treatment that actually does what it says on the label. Since I’ve gone cruelty free Body Shop and LUSH have been my first two favourite shops to get facial/body care products from.

I looked on LUSH’s website to see what stuff they do for spots and apart from a facial mask their ‘grease lightning’ spot treatment gel was the only other option so I thought why not.

“Strikes the spot with lightning precision. Dab on this super effective tea tree and witch Hazel gel to zap sits before they show themselves” – Description on bottle

I’ve been using the gel for just over a month and my review is a bit mixed. It has a nice scent to it and the consistency is alright (not too sticky and not too runny). However the results are confusing… on the bottle it says that it helps to prevent spots that are just about to ‘erupt’ but can also help spots that are there. 

When I’ve used it before the spots come I don’t notice a difference however, when I use it on spots that have already appeared it does seem to help get rid of them a little bit. Although you have to be very careful where you apply this product! As when some of it went onto my skin (with no spot) a spot came up, I don’t know if that was completely coincidental or there was a correlation. 

Everyone has different skin types, so even though it doesn’t work that well on me it could work really well on you! And at the cost of only £6.95 it won’t break your bank so why not give it a go?

If you’ve tried this and liked it or use a spot treatment that works really well, please leave a comment! 

Love Jess x