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THE MASCARA REVOLUTION – REVIEW & COMPARISON

THE MASCARA REVOLUTION – REVIEW & COMPARISON

Revolution released their first ‘proper’ mascara (well, the first since their rebrand) and, of course, I just had to review it. When I received it in the post (just 48 hours after I ordered it!), I noticed that the wand was very similar to a […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – OCTOBER 2018

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – OCTOBER 2018

Okay, I’m not going to lie – I would have loved a spooky theme for this month’s LookFantastic Beauty Box. It’s Halloween month! But instead we have a Hidden Gems theme, which is fair enough. I’m expecting some great yet unknown brands and products in […]

DISNEY SNOW WHITE ADVENT CALENDAR UNBOXING

DISNEY SNOW WHITE ADVENT CALENDAR UNBOXING

Superdrug was kind enough to send me the Mad Beauty Disney Snow White 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar for review (all opinions are my own of course, and links are affiliated). This retails for £14 on the Superdrug site, but is currently (at time […]

REVOLUTION COUNTDOWN TO NYE CALENDAR

REVOLUTION COUNTDOWN TO NYE CALENDAR

I know, I know, it’s only just October, and this isn’t even an advent calendar, it’s a calendar for between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but it’s always best to get these things early before they sell out! I was lucky enough to receive this […]

SEPTEMBER EDIT / 2018

SEPTEMBER EDIT / 2018

How quick did September go!? It seems like yesterday it was August, now it’s all pumpkin spice lattes and halloween makeup tutorials. But can we address how cold it is? After the summer heatwave, it seems even colder now. I’m sorry for moaning, but I’m British. […]

BEAUTY GLAZED MUST-HAVE PALETTE REVIEW

BEAUTY GLAZED MUST-HAVE PALETTE REVIEW

Me and Morphe have fallen out, big time. So, when I was browsing on AliExpress and came across this palette from Beauty Glazed for around £8, I knew it was a must-have! Coincidentally, the palette is called Must-Have. If you hadn’t guessed it, the palette […]

ESSENCE MAKEUP – WHAT’S WORTH BUYING?

ESSENCE MAKEUP – WHAT’S WORTH BUYING?

Essence is a popular brand across Europe and America, but hasn’t quite made it in the UK just yet. Despite being readily available in Wilko, not many people seem to have heard of it, or if they have, they assume it’s Wilko’s own brand and therefore probably […]

BEAUTYBAY COLOUR THEORY EVOLVE PALETTE REVIEW

BEAUTYBAY COLOUR THEORY EVOLVE PALETTE REVIEW

BeautyBay, the online makeup retailer, have always given us access to the biggest brands here in the UK. Excitingly, they’ve recently launched their own brand of makeup! They’re experts in all things beauty and know what people want to buy, so it wasn’t a surprising move, and […]

PETRA X REVOLUTION PALETTE REVIEW

PETRA X REVOLUTION PALETTE REVIEW

links are affiliated but all opinions are my own, as always! So, Revolution has launched another collab palette. We’ve had plenty of those of late, so it’s no surprise that there’s another. This time we have an eyeshadow palette from Petra, a vlogger from the […]

REVOLUTION CONCEAL & DEFINE FOUNDATION REVIEW

REVOLUTION CONCEAL & DEFINE FOUNDATION REVIEW

After the highly successful launch of the Conceal & Define concealer, Revolution brought out the Conceal & Define foundation in 24 shades. It retails for £9 in Superdrug and RevolutionBeauty, and launched alongside a supersize version of the concealer, which is £7 for 13ml (the […]


MY LIFE

SEPTEMBER EDIT / 2018

SEPTEMBER EDIT / 2018

How quick did September go!? It seems like yesterday it was August, now it’s all pumpkin spice lattes and halloween makeup tutorials. But can we address how cold it is? After the summer heatwave, it seems even colder now. I’m sorry for moaning, but I’m British. Sorry.

At the end of every month, I’ve decided to create my monthly Edits – a mixture of product favourites, other things I’ve been loving, a life update and any other bits and pieces I want to include. It’ll be a great way to summarise my month and something interesting to look back on in the future. Links are affiliated.

BEAUTY FAVES

september edit - beauty favourites

SHOP MY FAVES
Bourjois Highlighter / £6.49 / Superdrug.com

I have three eyeshadow palettes to talk about this month, which is always exciting. The first palette is from Beauty Bay – they recently launched their new Colour Theory palettes and I chose the Evolve palette. I did review this palette, which retails for £25, and fell in love with the formula and colours of this palette. The other two palettes are from AliExpress by a (legit) brand called Beauty Glazed. For such cheap palette, they are beautiful. The mattes are nicer than the shimmers, but for the price, I’m amazed. I have reviewed the Must-Have palette and have a review coming up next week for the Gorgeous Me palette, too.

After my newest testing Essence makeup video, I’ve been loving the glitter top coat, which makes my lips look so shiny and pretty. It doesn’t last long on the lips but it’s worth it. Lastly, a random favourite is the Bourjois highlighter. I was looking for a light gold highlighter (which is really difficult to find in the drugstore, it’s either dark gold or pink) and this one is so pretty. It’s not very intense, but is more of a natural, glow-from-within subtle look.

LIFESTYLE FAVES

lifestyle favourites - september edit

I got myself my autumn candle for this year and it was a bargain! This is the Chloe White Black Pomegranate candle which smells divine. It’s a huge candle so should last a long while. With candles, I’m definitely more into masculine scents and this does remind me of expensive men’s cologne.

LIFE UDPATE

autumn makeup september edit

I have to admit, I am yet to have a seasonal coffee, which is very unlike me. The reason for that is I started my diet this month. Myself and Chris are both eating healthy and exercising to try and lose a stone before my birthday in November. I have four stone to lose in total and I would like to lose 1.5 of that before the end of the year. Yes, I do have health problems (thanks, body) that makes it more difficult to lose weight, but I’m really determined to lose that weight. I already know I’m taking a week off for my birthday and Christmas – I don’t have the willpower to diet for those – and there will be odd occasions (like a wedding, a halloween event, etc) that I know won’t be the healthiest of days, but I’m really trying, guys. Really. My first week I lost 2lbs, so if I lose 2lbs every week, I’ll have lost the four stone by April 2019.

Also, minor news, but I chopped 12 inches off my hair this month. It was a necessary yet drastic move. See more about my hair journey here.

UPLOADED IN SEPTEMBER

september edit

YOUTUBE
Best Makeup Under £5 / Testing More Wet n Wild Makeup / I Heart Revolution Chocolate Palettes Ranked / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / Beauty Glazed Must-Have Palette Review / Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation Review /£25 Primark Outfit Challenge / Petra x Revolution Palette Review / New in Essence Makeup / Beauty Bay Evolve Palette Review / Revolution Palette Collection / Haul Update / I Tried the Curly Girl Method

BLOG
Back To School MakeupI Heart Revolution Chocolate Palettes Ranked / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation Review / Petra x Revolution Palette Review / Beauty Bay Evolve Palette Review / Essence Makeup – What’s Worth Buying

CURRENTLY

september edit

WATCHING /  We’re just about to finish season four of iZombie. We also finished Gotham and Bojack Horseman! / READING / I started another thriller genre book, but I misplaced it, so that’s annoying / PLAYING / We bought Harry Potter 3, 4 and 5 on PS2! We’re halfway through the third game now / WEARING / Jeans, boots, thin jumpers and my new leather jacket / USING / Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Acid / EATING / I’m dieting, so rabbit food! / LISTENING TO / Nothing, at the moment.