Love Me Beauty | October

Regular readers will know how I feel about the  Love Me Beauty* Subscription, I love it! Each month for £10 you get 60 credits to spend, if there's more stuff you want you can even buy more credits. The massive selling point for me is that you get to pick what you want rather than having products that aren't suitable!

New In From Deciem

Deciem, the umbrella brand of Niod, The Ordinary and Hylamide, plus many more, really is the brand everyone is talking about at the moment. With effective, science driven formulas that really deliver results, it's no wonder everyone is going crazy from them. I've been testing a few of their latest releases and I'm ready to report back.

High-end Setting Sprays & Face Mists

This is the final instalment in my setting spray and face mists, the high-end ones. You can read part One here and Two here. My high-end mist collection is relatively small in comparison to others but let's get into it.

How I make the Fenty Beauty Foundation Work

The world probably doesn't need another Fenty `Pro Filter Soft Matte Longwear Foundation review but I want to throw my 2 scents in because I actually found this quite difficult to work with. I have dehydrated skin so 9 times out of 10 anything with matte in title doesn't work for me.

High-end Discoveries

I've actually been trying to be better with my money and not spend so much on makeup so I thought I was going to struggle with this post this month but I surprisingly have a lot to talk about. So let's get into it.

B Perfect 10 Second Tan

I'm a fake tan junkie. I can't remember the last time I didn't tan. So I've tried a few in my time. And finding a good fake tan is actually really hard! When the B Perfect 10 Second Tan* landed on my desk, with it's bold claims I was excited.

4 K-Beauty Products That Have Made It Into My Skincare Routine

I've been well on board the K-Beauty train recently. I have 4 products that are easy to get in the UK (Check out the links) that I've been loving and that have become part of my everyday skincare routine.

ColourPop Pressed Palettes | Review and Comparison

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of ColourPop. Their pressed shadow formula is amazing, so good for the price. So when they started releasing Fixed Pressed Shadow palettes needless to say I was excited! I have all 3 that they've launched so far. So I thought it was about time I reviewed them.

Multi Tasking Beauty Products that Actually Work

Who doesn't love a multi tasking product, you tackle more than one issue with one product. But to be honest I tend to find most products promise to do more than one thing don't actually and just turns out to be a bit of meh product. But recently I've discovered a few multi-tasking products that actually do more than one job really well.

Affordable Discoveries

This post is usually Drugstore Discoveries but throughout August I've discovered quite a few affordable brands that aren't available in the drugstore but I want to include them! This month was quite exciting for discoveries, I've tried some amazing brands. So let's get into it.

Best in Beauty | September

I can't believe how quickly this year is going! The end of September means it's time for another Best in Beauty. So let's jump straight in.

Affordable Skincare That Works #2

Affordable skincare can be so hit and miss, well high-end skincare can be too but I find this more so when skincare is really cheap. But recently I have found some affordable gems that work equally well, if not better than some high-end products in my stash. I did do a similar post a while ago, you can read that here. For reference I have dehydrated skin that is prone to breakouts.

Lash Perfect Lash Lift

Eye lash perming and extensions are not a new thing but recently these types of treatments have made an explosion and everyone is getting them done. For busy people it just makes sense, you don't have to faff around with eye lash curlers and expensive mascaras to get that long fluttery lash look.
Back in August I was invited down to the Lash Perfect Salon to get my eye lashes permed.

5 Products That Have Wowed Me This Week.

This week has been so exciting in terms of testing new products. I have a few products that I've instantly wowed me! Without further ado..

Under the Radar Brands Worth Checking Out

I have discovered so many amazing brands through blogging, some I probably would have never heard of or even thought to check out! So this post idea popped into my head for the non bloggers out there that would have never heard of these brands. I've also included a few brands that in my opinion, are underrated. So lets get into it.

Maintaining Your Summer Glow | Skincare, Makeup & Bodycare

As much as I love Autumn I'm not prepared to give up my summer glow. And I'm not just talking tan (I rarely tan anyway) but there's just something about summer that gives you a glow. Well, it does for me! I've curated some of my favourite skincare, bodycare and makeup that will leave you glowing all year found.

Non Drying Matte Lips For Autumn

Autumn is my favourite season, I love how cozy it is. But I don't love Autumn makeup. Everything turns matte, base, lips everything. Which is great but my whole body is so dry and matte products don't do so well on dry skin and lips. So today I have a little edit of my favourite matte formulas that aren't drying.

Playa | The Brand You Should Know About

Haircare is one of my biggest beauty passions, I love testing hair products and you pretty much get instant results. So when these products from Playa landed on my doorstep, needless to say I was excited.

My Capsule Skincare Products

Creating a capsule skincare routine is hard, for me anyway. I test loads of products and enjoy trying new things. But I have a routine of products I also come back to no matter what the season, always travel with and just love in general. I have dehydrated skin that is sometimes prone to breakouts and all these products meet my skincare needs perfectly and I know I can rely one them.

Setting Sprays & Face Mists Part 2 | Mid price

I'm back with the second instalment of my setting spray / face mist series. Today we're talking about mid priced sprays, basically anything between £10 - £20. Anything over £20 will be in part 3, high-end. You can read part 1, the affordable ones here. So let's get into it.

MAC Fix+ | £18

This is a cult classic when it comes to face mists. So many swear by this and for good reason. It's an incredible face mist. I definitely think this is a face mist rather than a setting spray because I don't find this pro longs my makeup wear time but it just makes my makeup look so much better. It's almost like it blends everything a little bit more. It makes powders become one with the skin, leaving the makeup on the skin flawless. The mist action on this is also really nice. It's not the finest mist I've come across but it doesn't shoot water at your face.

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray | £22 (full size)

I brought this on a bit of a whim and I'm so glad I did. It's one of my favourite setting sprays. And this is definitely a setting spray over anything else. It does set my makeup down and leaves it with a nice illuminated finish. The mist action on this is the best out of the mists I own. It's so fine, you hardly feel it hitting the face. It's amazing, definitely one to check out.

PIXI Milky Mist | £18

Pixi have an extensive line of face mists aimed at different skin needs. The milky option is packed with hydrating ingredients to plump and add moisture to the skin. It can be used as skincare or a setting spray and a refreshing mist. It works well in all ways. But I love this as part of my skincare routine. Straight after cleansing I apply a few sprays like a toner and it makes a nice base with the skincare to go over. As a prep spray it adds that little extra moisture my dehydrated skin needs before primer. I love to keep this in my handbag as well for when my skin feels dry or my makeup starts to look caky. The mist action is also really nice. Another firm favourite.

Pixi Glow Mist | £16

Another Pixi mist I love is the Glow option. This is like a dual phase formula that contains oil so you have to shake it well before using it. Like the Milky Mist it can be used in a number of ways. I like this as a finishing mist though. It perfects everything and makes powders look super blended on the skin. It gives my base a super dewy finish which I love! In terms of extending wear time, I don't think this does a lot but as a setting spray and refreshing mist this is fab.

Pixi Fixing Mist* | £16

Lastly from the Pixi Mist line I have the Fixing Mist, which is designed to set makeup and hold it in place all day. And this really does! I think dewy foundations don't wear for that long before they start breaking down and this little gem really helps keep it on for a bit longer. My issue with this is I don't love the scent. It kind of reminds me of old ladies, but that aside this is an excellent makeup extender.

Urban Decay All Nighter* | £23 (full size)

The All Nighter is a long standing favourite, I think it is one of the first setting sprays about. This is definitely a makeup setting spray rather than a skincare product. The mist is really nice and fine and leaves my makeup looking a little more perfected. In terms of makeup wear time I don't actually think this extends it but it keeps my makeup looking fresher for longer. You know around lunch time when makeup starts to look caky or a bit oily this helps prevent that! It's also refreshing when skin needs a little pick me up. It's an oldie but a goodie.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir | £12

This seems to have eluded the photo but I wanted to mention it anyway. This Beauty Elixir is made with natural ingrediants and claims to tighten pores and refresh the skin so I think it's more of a skincare mist than a makeup one. This does feel refreshing on the skin and the mist action is good. But I don't love the scent and I find this really drying on my skin. If I do use it over makeup it instantly makes my skin feel dry and tight. I think this is probably one for those with oily skin.

As I said keep an eye out for part 3.

Have you tried any of these? Are you a setting spray junkie like me?

Until next time...

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A couple of weeks ago I was invited down to London for the Sleek #MyFaceMyRule Launch party, which was so much fun. The campaign is all about tackling makeup shaming and breaking the norms & stereo types surrounding makeup. I'm sure all us at some point have experienced some kind of makeup shaming. Just see this video here.

Makeup Lately

It's time to share the makeup I've been reaching for lately. I test loads of products so when I reach for a product a lot it means I really like it. Make sure you check out my full review links for more details. So let's get into it.

Love Me Beauty | September

Love Me Beauty* is my favourite subscription that allows you to pick your products each month. I've spoken in depth about the concept loads of times, so see this post for more details. But it's my favourite subscription service and this month they have an exciting product list...

Green Skincare

Organic and natural skincare is taking the beauty world by storm at the moment. More and more natural brands are creeping onto market. I think as consumers we're beginning to look a lot deeper at what goes into our skincare, what works, and what doesn't. We're starting to become more concerned with the effects of chemicals and harmful ingredients that may be in our skincare. And I think this definitely reflects in what is sold in beauty aisles. I've been testing quite a few organic and more natural skincare products to see if the results are comparable to their not so green counter parts.

Supplements Tried & Tested

I think it's common sense that beauty products can only do so much externally and if you really want to combat a skin or hair concern the best way to do it is from the inside. And the beauty industry has cottoned on and supplements are now a big thing. When I first heard of some supplements I thought well aren't they same as vitamins? But they're not. Beauty supplements are tailored to meet your skin / hair needs. I've been testing a range of beauty supplements and I'm ready to report back.

A Beauty Wishlist With a Huge Discount

It's no secret I'm a beauty Junkie. I spend the majority of my spare (and sometimes not so spare money) on all things beauty related. And what's better than a beauty purchase at a discount. I actually buy the majority of my high end skincare when it's on offer or discounted.

Seriously Underrated Products for a Seriously Good Glow

If you didn't already know I love a good glow, you must be new here, Welcome. I have a few products that give a seriously good glow that are so under rated! Well, I've not seen too many people in the blogging community talk about them. Maybe I'm reading the wrong blogs. But anyway here are some products that give a good glow.

Note Worthy Newness from Loella

Affordable makeup brushes have come such a long way over recent years! I remember back in the day the only affordable ones available were flat foundations and scratchy blush brushes. And you wouldn't dream of washing it because all the hairs would fall out! Fast forward a few years and this is no longer the case, there are affordable brushes everywhere! It can actually make the whole process a little bit daunting! But I have an affordable brush set that is definitely worth checking out.

6 Skincare Products I can't get enough of...

Skincare is one of my favourite topics and some of my most popular posts so I work super hard to come up with post ideas and information that you guys are going to enjoy and find helpful but sometimes I just want to talk about products I really love! That have any connection so today that's what I'm doing! Here are 6 products I just can't get enough of...

The Debenhams Deal That's Not To Be Missed!

*This post was Sponsored By Debenhams. However, all opinions are my own*

I've spent far too much money than I care to admit in the Debenhams Beauty Hall. They stock almost every high-end brand you could imagine. Alongside being stockist of Too Faced and Kat Von D. Did you know that throughout September you could earn yourself an extra £10 of Beauty Club Card points when you buy your favourite beauty treats?

Photo Prop Haul

I think Photography props make such a huge difference when it comes to how the photo turns out. Props just add an extra dimension and some props make products look so much better! I've also been using them to add a bit of personality and uniqueness to my photos. I'm not sure if this actually works but I feel like they're more me! Anyways recently I've brought a few props so I thought I'd share them with you guys...

Highend Discoveries

I seem to have accumulated a lot of high-end discoveries this month! And many that have been on  my wish list for the longest time! So let's get straight into this...

My Ultimate 6 Recommendations from The Ordinary

I was looking through my skincare stash when it suddenly dawned on me how many products I actually have from The Ordinary! I think I must have 90% of their products! I noticed they've also launched a new line of Anti Oxidents that I'm eyeing up. Anyway, I'm sure most of you would have heard of the brand. They're changing the skincare world by offering cost effective ingredients, with a no BS approach. They're products are what they are, there's no fancy packaging nor blurbs that promise the earth. So into today's post I've put together my Ultimate 6 things that I whole heartedly recommend...

A Few Drugstore Discoveries

I think regular readers will know how much I love a good drugstore find. Throughout August I've made some really noteworthy discoveries that I'm excited to share with you guys.

Magnitone | The Brand Changing the Cleansing Game

Facial cleansing tools are something I'm not too familiar with. I've heard they are amazing and a game changing product for many. So I was super excited to become a Magnitone ambassador! Magnitone are an award winning brand that uses cutting edge technology and no BS approach to developing tools that not only leave you looking but feeling better! I've been testing a few things and I'm ready to report back.

Best In Beauty | August

For once I won't sound cliche because August hasn't flown by for me. In fact I think it's dragged a bit! And we are still not out of it! Anyway I have some beauty favourites to share with you...

Essences - What are they? & Why you should be using them?

Essences are another Korean skincare product that are slowly creeping into UK brands. But what exactly are these strange toner looking products and why do we need them? I've been doing some research, been testing a few and ready to share my findings...

Brows Made Easy - Benefit Fool Proof Powder

Benefit are the king's of brow products. They already have a pretty extensive brow product collection, there's pretty much something for everybody. From Pomades to Pencils. They've just added a brow powder to their lineup. And a pretty exciting powder too...

Maui Moisture - The Brand you Should Know About

Maui Moisture is a new haircare brand that comes under the umbrella of OGX. OGX is a trusted hair brand by many so I was super excited about this launch.

Maui moisture is slightly different than most haircare on the market. The main ingredient isn't water (like most haircare products). It uses Aloe Juice which is far more effective at adding hydration to the hair! They have a few ranges to cater for most hair types. The brand is also free from Sulphates, Silicones, artificial colours, mineral oils and ALES.  I've been testing quite a few of their goodies...

Are they Really Dupes?

I always see posts (mainly on pinterest) of supposed 'dupes'. And sometimes this can just be purely because the packaging or the name is similar rather than the actual formula or shade. I realised I had quite a few of these products and their high-end counter parts. I've been testing them and ready to share my thoughts on whether they're are dupes or not...

Setting Sprays & Face Mists Part 1- Affordable

Setting sprays and face mists are really having their moment in the beauty world at the moment! And for good reason, setting sprays are perfect for making makeup look more natural and extending makeup wear time. Face mists are a great multi tasking skincare item that can add instant hydration, refresh makeup and give skin life! I have quite a few in my collection so I thought I'd share them with you guys. There will be a part 2 - mid price and part 3 - high end, so keep your eyes peeled for those. Anyway here are some affordable setting sprays and face mists...

Ingredient 101 | Charcoal

Charcoal seems to popping up in most beauty products from Face Washes to Toothpaste! I realised I had quite a little collection of products with the ingredient in so I thought I'd put together an Ingredient 101. Charcoal has many skincare benefits and has even been used in medicine. But why is this such an effective ingredient?

The One Haircare Product Your Routine is Missing - OUAI Memory Mist

Haircare is where my beauty passion was born. I have super thick, dry, curly hair and when I was a teenager I hated it! So I went on a mission to tame my unruly locks. I've tried pretty much every type of hair care out there - serums, sprays, powders, leave in conditioners. But I've never tried anything like this before.

Makeup Lately

I can't believe we are almost half through August already! Where has the year gone? Anyway it's that time where I share the makeup I've been reaching for lately...

ColourPop Haul & Review

ColourPop has been on fire with their latest launches. Palettes, concealers, setting sprays and more! I fall for their Instagram marketing everytime. Just watching the girls use and swatch , alongside their cheap products, make me feel like I need them! I order direct from the ColourPop Website and they usually have free international shipping when you spend over $50 which does mean I always get a customs charge. But in my opinion it's worth it. Here's what I got...

What I got for my Birthday!

So it was birthday last week. I got some exciting gifts so I thought I'd share them with you.

Sony A5000 Camera | £329

I didn't really get a lot of beauty bits because this was main present! I've wanted to upgrade my camera for ages so I thought this was the perfect time. I was torn between this and the Olympus Pen but I went for this because it has really good reviews and it was slightly cheaper. I don't know a lot about cameras and photography so I wanted something that was going to improve my photos but was easy to use. And this really is so easy! I'm still playing with the settings and trying to find the best way to use it but so far so good!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette | £41

I treated myself to this on my actual birthday. And I really don't think this deserves all the hate it's getting! Granted, the shadows are slightly harder to blend but they are so soft and pigmented. I have a full review of this here so check that out for more details.

Juvia's Palace The Saharan | £29

This brand recently launched on Beauty Bay and I've heard amazing things about the eyeshadows so I added it to my wishlist and I was super happy to see it! I've only used it once but so far I really like it! Most of the shades are warmed toned, really pigmented and easy to blend.

SmashBox Cassie Homes Highlighting Palette | £26

This was a gift from the lovely Dagmara, Siobhan and Dorota. They know me too well because I love highlighters! This palette contains 3 different toned highlighters. I can't wait to use it!

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation | £32

I've wanted this foundation for ages! It really does have a dewy finish and light-medium coverage. I'm still having a play with this so I will report but very soon.

Keep you eye's peeled for full reviews of these!

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Love Me Beauty | August

Regular readers will know how much I love Love Me Beauty*. It's my favourite beauty subscription. Just because you get cool makeup each month and you get to pick the products! Which means no disappointment or unsuitable products! This months makeup bag was the same as last months which was kind of disappointing, but I'm not too fussed. If you want to see what it looks like see this post. Anyway, this months products list was super exciting because they have Buxom!! Here's what I got...

Protecting Skin From The Environment

The enviroment can have a really negative effect on the skin. I'm sure by now we are all aware of the negative effects of the sun and you don't need to be a scientist to work out that pollution isn't good for the skin. I read an interesting fact that 90% of premature ageing is because of the environment and sun damage. I'm not sure how true that is but it made me want to protect my skin for it. I've been doing some research and there are a few products that you probably all ready have in your routine and that will help protect the skin.