My February Favourites

Hey guys,

Today’s post are my favourites from February, another month another favourites post. I can’t believe it’s already March, where has February gone?

This month it is purely makeup and isn’t that many as the products featured in last months favourites post are still my favourite also!

Makeup Revolution Pearl Lights loose highlighter

I’ve never used a loose highlighter before but damnnnn this is pigmented!!! It gives a lovely golden glow and isn’t too much or too little if that makes any sense? I would highly recommend any highlighter loving person to try this! After all, you get a lot of product for only £5.

L’Oreal Eye Paint

I’ve only ever tried two liquid eyeshadows and at first I wasn’t overly keen but this one completely changed my view! It works great with a cut crease or for a simple liner look.

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer

You’re probably sighing right now thinking I can’t stop banging on about this concealer and you’re right! I can’t….simply because I love it! Check out my review on it here.

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I know this palette has been out forever and I pushed it to a side for a while because I got new ones. I recently went back to using it and wonder why I ever stopped. Honestly go back to your old palettes and you’ll remember why you loved them before!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you for reading.

What is your favourite product that you’re using at the moment?

Love, Jess x

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer Review

Hey guys,

Today’s post is my review on Makeup Revolution’s new concealer which everyone is talking about! You’re probably bored of reading reviews on this concealer but if on a small chance that you haven’t seen one then yay welcome to mine!

Before I actually got my hands on the concealer I had heard such good reviews on the concealer so I just had to get my hands on one or in my case two… I have the shades C3 & C4.

There is a lot of talk that it is a dupe for the Tarte shape tape concealer which is awesome as I always wanted to try the Tarte one but was put off by the price (£35) whereas the MUR is only £4 (bargainnn)

My Rating: 5/5

My Review

I absolutely love this concealer, it definitely lives up to the hype! The coverage is amazing but isn’t too thick/heavy so is easy to blend and gives a ‘flawless’ look. It is a great way to cover blemishes and brighten up under the eyes! I don’t  I could flaw it in any way at all!

I would 100% recommend this to everyone and anyone as its one of my fave products at the moment!

Thank you for reading today’s post.

What is your opinion on the MUR conceal & define concealer?

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

Review: VeeBeautyLDN

Hey guys,

Happy New Year!! I’m so excited for 2018, this year is going to be good I can just feel it!

My first post of this year is going to be a review on the lovely products I’ve received off the amazing VeeBeautyLDN!

*all views are my own*

I received the Lash & Brow serum, Cocoa Butter Moisturising Lip Balm and Minty Moment Moisturising Lip Balm.

I’m so grateful to the owner of VeeBeautyLDN as she was really friendly and lovely to approach. I will leave her contact details at the end so please do check her out!

Lash & Brow Serum

How to use

For eyelashes – use at night, apply with the wand as close to the lash root as possible.

For eyebrows – apply the oil onto your finger and massage into the eyebrows in a circular motion.

What does it contain?

Caster oil, Argan oil, Vitamin E and Avocado oil

Does it work?

Yes!!!! Ive used lash serums before and have had no luck at all, after using this for a month I’ve seen a big difference in the length, thickness and health of my lashes, they feel soft but not brittle like they did before. I haven’t used it on my eyebrows as of yet but I’m sure it’ll do the same to them!

My rating

5/5! I 100% recommend this serum if you want longer and healthier lashes!

Cocoa Butter Moisturising Lip Balm

What does it contain?

Beeswax, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E and vanilla essence oil.

Does it work?

Yes! I use this every night and my lips have never been so smooth and moisturised and trust me I’ve tried a lot of lip balms! This is probably my most favourite of them all!

My rating

5/5 again, I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a Lip Balm that keeps your lips in good condition.

Minty Moment Moisturising Lip Balm

What does it contain?

Beeswax, coconut oil, Shea butter, sweet almond oil, mango butter, vitamin E and peppermint oil.

Does it work?

Again this is yes, seriously these lip balms are amazing! I use this one every morning as it helps my mouth feel fresh after brushing my teeth and keeps my lips feeling moisturised for hours! Only needing to re-apply it once during the day! (I work with children so am outside a lot)

My Rating

5/5! I stand by what I said in my rating of the other lip balm, I highly recommend this Lip Balm! It’s very refreshing and does exactly what it says it does, I’m in love with the quality of these products.

That’s all!

Thank you so much for reading this review, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it and if you did want to check out VeeBeautyLDN here is her Instagram and website!

(All views in this post are my own and are completely honest)

Love, Jess x

BLOGMAS – DAY 13 – Winter Self Care Tips

Hey guys,

Welcome to day 13 of Blogmas! I am pretty shocked that I’ve made it this far tbh but here we are!

Today’s post is some winter self care tips! As I know Christmas is all about giving and loving others it is also important to take care of yourself!

Here are some tips, I hope you find them helpful:

Get plenty of fresh air – I know it’s tempting to stay snuggled up in bed watching Christmas movies and drinking hot drinks during this season but it is so important to get fresh air. To make it more festive you could go visit Christmas markets and Christmas lights, that way you’re getting fresh air in a festive way!

Pamper yourself – as it’s the holidays take this time to completely relax and de-stress! Face masks, manicures, bath bombs…you name it! Do something that makes you happy.

Organisation – this season gets super busy and hectic for the most of us, and if you’re like me you can’t survive without a diary/planner. Without mine I’d be lost as my memory is like a fish. Organisation doesn’t just work by note form it also could be in your bedroom, organising a shelf, cupboard or draw can really help to declutter your space. You don’t need to declutter all at once, do bit by bit and make it fun! (Well as fun as you can)

Sleep more – yes more! Sleep is SO important for your health and is a good way to recuperate after the stress of Christmas. Resist that urge to watch another episode on Netflix, I know it’s hard but it’ll still be there tomorrow! Your body will thank you for even one more hour of sleep!

Take a break from social media – I really do feel that we are all very dependent on social media nowadays (myself included, I can imagine Graham nodding his head right now as he calls me ‘hooked’). Don’t get me wrong social media is great! But too much….not so great. This links along with the pamper yourself point. We all need some ‘me’ time, without it we would crack up. You can be the most chattiest person alive and still need a break from socialising. And like the famous saying “too much of a good thing is bad”.

When I say take a break I don’t mean be drastic and not go on your phone for a week, because people will definitely worry! Just take a few minutes out of your day to put down your phone, read a book, have a bubble bath, meditate or go for a walk! It definitely works as I’m starting to try myself! I do this before I go to bed, I put my phone down, read some of my book then go to bed; and I’ve definitely been sleeping better since!

Spend time with those you love – it is so important to spend quality time with those who are close to you, that may be your girlfriend/boyfriend, best friend, friend or family member. Every moment is a memory so let’s make each moment count! Spending time with others doesn’t need to be expensive! It could be as simple as a movie day or a pamper day, I love having these sort of days as it’s nice to just chill out together and catch up.

Be positive – yes it is hard sometimes to maintain positive but even just one quote a morning can really help. Standing in front of your mirror and saying to yourself “you can do this” became you can! You can do anything that you put your mind to! Don’t let anyone tell you any different.

Embrace the season – don’t be a Scrooge! It’s Christmas! Eat that chocolate if you want too, buy that dress if you want too, it’s okay to treat yourself! (I tell myself that every time I buy myself a new palette from urban decay or boots..)

The ultimate self care tip is to love yourself!

These are all I have today. I hope they have helped you to think of ways to take care of yourself this festive season!

Thank you for reading today’s post, your ongoing support really does mean the world to me!

If you have missed yesterday’s post which was my first ever book review then click here.

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 12 – Review of a Festive book

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Welcome to day 12 of my Blogmas! Today’s is a review of Jenny Colgans’ book “Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery” it’s my first proper book review so fingers crossed you enjoy it!

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery

By Jenny Colgan

First published in 2016

43 Chapters 339 pages

What is the book about

It’s Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne – a time for family, friends and feasting

Polly Waterford loves running the Little Beach Street Bakery and the festive season always inspires her to bake something extra special for the village residents. In fact, the only thing she loves more is curling up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. This Christmas should be their best one yet, but life doesn’t always go to plan…

When Polly’s best friend Kerensa turns up with a secret that threatens the life that Polly and Huckle have built together, the future begins to look uncertain. Then a face from Polly’s past reappears and things become even more complicated. Polly can usually find solace in baking but she has a feeling that’s not going to be enough this time. Can she get things back on track so that everyone has a merry Christmas?

What I rate it

5/5!

My thoughts on “Christmas time at Little Beach Street Bakery

It was my first ever time reading a book by Jenny Colgan and I loved it! It took me by surprise to find out it was the LAST book out of a trilogy but even so I don’t think it made a huge difference and I still loved the book and will definitely be getting the other two books!

The story line progressed nicely, not too slow but not too fast either! You really get to emphasise with the characters and feel like you’re actually there living in the story. It was one of those books that I just couldn’t put down! It wasn’t overly Christmassy which I liked, it had other underlying stories within it which makes it a much more complex but interesting read.

I would highly recommend this book and this author!

Thank you for reading today’s post! Hope you enjoyed my first ever book review! If you would like to see more then please let me know in the comments!

If you missed yesterday’s post (what Christmas means to me) you can check it out here.

Love, Jess x

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Product review: ERA Natur – Bilka

Hey guys,

Today I am writing a review on two products I have got from ERA Natur, this is an amazing company which produce high quality cosmetic products that are all natural and contain herbal extracts and minerals.

We are passionate about using products for personal hygiene and cosmetics made with natural ingredients and with minimum chemistry. – ERA Natur

I ordered two products from ERA Natur which were the Bilka upgrape caffeine + body care – slim fit effect and the Bilka intimate hydrating gel wash.

Bilka upgrape body care caffeine+ slim fit effect cream

What does it do?

It is a body cream with a slimming and firming effect. It’s designed especially for stimulating the blood circulation and reducing fat. If used daily and in combination with the right activities and diet, a visible slimming effect can be noticed!

What does it have in it?

  • Caffeine – a proven stimulant which increases the blood circulation, helps for disposal of fat and water from the body.
  • Combined extract of horse chestnut, ivy & green tea– drains retained water, tightens and smooths the skin
  • Organic grape extract – an antioxidant, strengthens the collagen and elastin structure in the skin
  • Macadamia oil – deeply regenerates and hydrated the skin
  • Shea butter – rich in vitamins A, E & F
  • D-pantherol – increases skins moisture
  • Vitamin E – maintains skins elasticity
  • Menthol – gives immediate feeling of freshness and cooling

How do I use it?

Apply to wanted areas (e.g. stomach, thighs, arms..etc) with massage movements, use after a shower/bath twice a day.

My review

I’ve used this for the past week and I am definitely starting to see a slight difference! I’m using this on my stomach as that is the area I’m focusing on losing weight. Alongside this cream I am eating healthier (mostly) doing more exercise and drinking more green tea. I love the smell of menthol and can definitely feel the soothing feeling straight after. However if you dislike the smell of menthol I wouldn’t recommend this as the smell is quite strong.

My rating : 5/5

Bilka intimate hydrating gel wash

I mistakenly ordered this thinking it was a face wash, I was wrong. This is a cleansing wash for your intimate area.

What does it do?

It provides delicate cleansing in the intimate area without drying out the skin, gives a sense of freshness and comfort

What does it have in it?

  • Organic rose water – hydrates and freshens up, eliminates dryness and discomfort
  • Glycerine – restores skin elasticity
  • Bio ecological agent – neutralises harmful bacteria
  • Lactic acid – soothes and maintains the optimal PH in the intimate area

How do I use it?

Apply an appropriate dose, lather in your hands, wash and rinse with water

My review

I’m not going to go into great detail with this as that’s a bit personal. However after using this for a week I can definitely say it does make the intimate area feel fresher and more hydrated. It also smells really nice.

My rating: 5/5

If you would like to purchase any products from ERA Natur, you can do so here.

Thank you for reading today’s review! Check back later to see my blogmas Day 4 post!

Love, Jess x

Review: Dr Botanicals Tropical Invigorating cream

Hey guys,

I haven’t done a review in SO long I’ve really missed doing them but don’t worry I have plenty more reviews coming your way soon. All views are my own and are 100% honest.

Today I am reviewing Dr Botanicals Tropical Invigorating cream. Firstly, the packaging itself is a huge selling point, so aesthetically pleasing. So if you are one of those people who like to have all their products looking pretty on the shelves this cream would fit right in!

I LOVE this cream, I have nothing bad to say about it! It has a pleasant yet subtle smell which isn’t overpowering once on your face. You only need to use a small amount and it goes far! This means good value for money which is what we all love, right?!

I have been using the cream for about 3 weeks now and have noticed a huge difference in my skin, as it’s gotten colder my skin normally dries out and gets sore and irritable. However, thanks to this cream my skin is soft and as moisturised as ever!

It’s also cruelty free and vegan! What’s not to love?

I would rate this cream 10/10 and would highly recommend for you to try it!

Thank you for reading today’s review! I hope you have enjoyed it!

What moisturiser do you use? Comment below

Take care,

Love, Jess x

🍂My October Favourites🍂

Hi guys,

Today is going to be my post on my favourite beauty and skincare products of this month. Some are new and some I’ve had for a while. It’s like a massive multi review (yay!)

So first up is….

Skincare

  • Dr Botanicals Pomegranate superfood regenerating sleeping mask – you can see a detailed review on this in my previous post Dr botanicals Pomegranate superfood sleeping mask review. It’s made my favourite this month as after just a few uses I can already see a difference (yay)
  • ‘The raspberry kiss’ hand cream by treacle moon – this hand cream is amazing! It smells heavenly and leaves my hands so smooth and soft which is exactly what you want from on a hand cream.
  • Lush ‘bubblegum’ lip scrum – this is a very popular product so I’m not going to go into detail on why I love it as I’m sure many of you know what it’s good for. But for those of you who may never of heard of this before, this is an amazing exfoliator for your lips! I use it when I do my face masks but you’re supposed to use if before putting lipsticks on.
  • Blistex Intense Moisturiser lip balm – I initially bought this to get rid of a cold sore I had however after using it a few times I found my lips were so much more moisturised. It tingles after one use and I love it!

Now onto makeup…(woop)

Makeup

These are my selection of eyeliners that I’ve been loving this month.

  • NYX epic ink liner – this eyeliner is great as it is so easy to apply and looks great on the eye.
  • NYX Jumbo eye pencil in white – this is brand new and I’ve only used it once but I love it! Can be used as a base or just as a usual eyeliner.
  • Urban decay heavy metal liquid liners in gold and pink – I’ve had these for months but they have made it into my October favourites as they are AMAZING. They are great for any eye look, especially for glam looks! I love glitter so these were made for me.

This is my NYX colour correct concealer palette, as you can see I’ve used this quite a few times and it’s great! It’s of great value as you get a wide range of colours with such good quality for such a good price. I find it easier to apply it with a cotton pud.

Here you can see my favourite foundation and concealer. I LOVE this range, so much that I’ve already restocked it (oops). I feel that this foundation is very good in terms of coverage and consistency. These I feel are the underdogs of foundation & concealer as I’ve never heard them being mentioned.

This is what I use on my eyebrows and it’s great! I’ve been using it for ages so this one pot that I wrongfully assumed would only last me a month has in fact lasted me FOUR. Mind blowing right?!

This is my mascara and I LOVE it! Since I’ve been using this I haven’t needed false lashes and that alone speaks for itself.

And OBVIOUSLY my Naked Heat Palette by Urban Decay has made it into my faves, ever since I’ve saw teaser videos of this palette even before it was released I fell instantly in love. Once it was in my possession I felt no different. It is AMAZING, definitely the most pigmented out of all the Urban Decay Naked palettes. (They’re all great though). This palette is especially good for this season, it’s RED (hello!). I’ve been waiting sooo long for a red based palette and viola here it is! (It took me 5 mins to figure out how to spell ‘viola’ lol)

This was an unusual purchase for me as I don’t usually go for bold or bright looks, but recently I’ve been loving them more and more. This is why this palette has made it into this months favourites as it’s a perfect palette to creat colourful eye looks. I’ve had so much fun playing around with it already. A full length review is coming soon….(wooooooo)

And this I’m sure needs no introduction as I’ve seen it all over Instagram and one other blogs. This palette is by the amazing Soph does nails, her YouTube videos are my favourite, I wish she’d share her talent with me 😩. I’ve used it a few times and the shades are BEAUTIFUL, so perfect for this season.

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is is the last of my favourites for October, it’s relatively new but been used loads as I LOVE glitter and I feel that this palette helps to complete my eye look. The only downside is that I wish it had more of a range of colours, but hey I can’t have everything! A full length review is coming soon….(wooooooo)

I know my list of favourites have been long and for that I am sorry. However this is my first ever monthly favourite posts so the future ones will be a little shorter (I hope…).

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and hopefully you’ve seen a few products you want yourself!

What are your fave products that you’ve used or found this month?

Love, Jess x

Review: Dr Botanicals Pomegranate superfood sleeping mask

Hey guys,

Hope you’ve all had a good Monday! Today’s post is a review on Dr Botanical’s Pomegranate superfood sleeping mask.

This is the packaging that it came in which I think is adorable, but hey I’m easily amused.

this face mask is 100% vegan and cruelty free! So that’s a bonus.

This is an overnight mask, you’re supposed to apply a thin layer onto your skin and leave it to dry into your skin. You can physically see this happen as when you first apply it, it is a white creamy consistency and then within 10 minutes it fades and sinks into the skin.

It contains pomegranate extract which is a strong antioxidant and aims to smooth and brighten the skin. It also contains almond oil which is rich in fatty acids (doesn’t sound appealing but it does good!) these hydrate and nourish the skin.

I recommend to use it 3 times a week to notice a difference!

My overall opinion on this face mask is good! It hasn’t got a strong/harsh scent, easy and convenient to use (sleeping masks always appeal to the lazy part of me) and it left my skin feeling hydrated and refreshed!

Thank you so much for reading this post! I hope you all have a lovely week.

Feel free to comment your holy grail face masks!

Love, Jess x