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Glossybox UK - July 2017 BoxGlossybox UK - July 2017 BoxHi there! Today, I am sharing my thoughts on the July 2017 Glossybox UK. I was very lucky to have received this month’s box. Because this box had three full-sized products. I felt that this month’s box was more expensive and it felt a bit spacey unlike last month’s box. Don’t get me wrong, I love receiving samples each month, for the extra £3 paid, I expected at least one more product. I guess it was this much because of the full-sized products. Anyhow enough ranting about money. Let’s get down to business.
I was more than excited to receive the Spectrum Collections Small Fan Brush.I have my own little Spectrum Collections Brushes. So when I saw this brush, I was more than happy to receive it. I have bought a fan brush from the high street which wasn’t very sturdy. Actually most of the small fan brushes I have seen are not very sturdy at all. This brush is very soft, feels totally amazing on the skin. And it’s very sturdy. I love using this to contour by cheeks and it is does the job perfectly.
The next product to grab my attention was the Belle Pierre Banana Powder. Now that the it’s summer time, keeping my makeup in place has been my number one priority. I have used this powder to set my under-eye concealer. It’s done the perfect job of holding my concealer in place. It smells lovely and it’s not as light yellowey as the Ben Nye Banana Powder. Which I feel, can suit every skin tone. I haven’t yet used it as a highlighter. As I am am unsure it will work as a highlighter.
Also in the box it the CuteBalms Macaroon Tinted Balm in Crushed Berry. When I first saw this balm, I thought it was an actual Macaroon. Disappointed I know. It smells like strawberries but did not taste like strawberries. It leaves a hint of pink when applied on the lips. Not as moisturising as I prefer but it’s alright.
MONUspa Soothing After Sun Lotion I am not one for using aftersun lotion. But this lotion is perfection. It smells really good. It is very nourishing on the skin. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated and cool after use.
Last but not least is the Papanga spiral hairbands. They sent me these lovely two bright colours. It is very secure when you use it. And I haven’t noticed any breakage when I use it on my natural hair which is great.
Overall, I was really happy with the contents in this month’s box. I know I paid a bit more to have it. But it is money well spent because it would have cost me a lot more to buy these full-sized products. I am actually a little excited to see what they include in next month’s box.
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My Little Box – California Dreaming

This month’s box My Little Box is filled with trinkets to add colour and fun this summer.  This box one of my favourite boxes because it comes with cool and very useful item like this shopping bags. I am very happy with the contents in My Little Box.
The first item I was excited to see was this breezy balmy tote bag. Because we are now being charged for using carrier bags in the supermarkets, this bag comes in very handy when you go grocery shopping. And it’s very funky and bright.
Also in the box was the cotton-candy colours of the california sunset inspired charm bracelet. How beautiful is this bracelet? It’s super bright and cute to add fun to any outfit.
I don’t think I have ever tried a product from Burt’s Bees before. So receiving the deep cleansing cream was an ever so welcomed addition. From what I have seen so far from using this cream, I am very happy I was able to try a product of theirs.  This cream smells wonderful and feels great to apply and it leaves the skin moisturised. I can now go ahead and try out some of their other products. Can you recommend any more Burt’s Bees product that you can recommend to me?
Next up is the Coconut Oil from Palmers. Again this smells divine and it’s great to do on sensitive skin like mine. I haven’t used palmers products for a while and i cannot for the life of me remember why i stopped. But I am happy I get to test out this body lotion from them.
Body oils are becoming the new way to add extra gloss to the skin. This oil from My Little Beauty can be use on your skin if you want or use can use it a hair mask to add extra nourishment to dry, lifeless hair. It doesn’t smell as good as the other two but it helps heal split ends. It adds shine and satinlike smoothness to the skin once applied.
The last and final item included in the box is the LA-inspired stickers. Which you can use on your phone or like me add a bit of character to your laptop. Its so soft and cute. When i first saw it thought i had been sent sweeties. Silly me!! 🙂
Everything in this box, smells good enough to eat. And I cannot wait to see what I receive in next month’s box.
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Giving Beauty Box Another Go

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I have been a massive fan of beauty boxes in the past. Early this year, I decided to pause my subscriptions because some of the samples I have accumulated in the past haven’t all been used up. Beauty boxes are one of my favourite way to try different products that I otherwise would not have even thought of trying. The first thing I reached for in the June GLOSSYBOX was the sample book, I am a massive bookworm and love getting lost in a great novel. Reading enriches my soul and keeps my imagination alive. This book is just pretty darn wonderful and would love to get my hands on an actual copy when it comes out.
Also in the box is the eness exotic africa hand cream, which smells divine and is so rich, a teeny tiny bit is all you need to keep your hands moisturised. I really loving this hand cream and it’s firmly in bag to save my dry hands during the day.
Next up, i got the 111skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel, which smells like baby powder. I applied it straight away under my eyes and it feels quite nice, I haven’t seen any results yet because I have only been using it for a few days now. The full size is £110 so I am pretty sure it should do some wonders to help brighten my under eyes before it runs out.
Batiste Stylist Shield My Locks Heat and Shine Spray, was a welcomed addition to the box. Because I don’t blow dry my natural hair, I will definitely be using this on my weave when I get it done. I have only used Batiste dry shampoo before and I loved it so I looking forward to testing this bad girl on my weave shortly.
BeautyPro Black Diamond Mask  I love anything charcoal-y and a mask. I am always looking for products that can help unclog my pores and also help reduce shine. Nothing beats a mask moment, which I now trying to have at least once a week. This mask has all the things I look for in my masks and i cannot wait to try it out. Yayy!! excited 🙂
Sleek Power Plump Lip Crayon has to be my least favourite product. I love the way it glides on the lips and how it tingles after it’s on your lips. I just don’t like the colour Notorious Nude, it looks like the milky nude, I really dislike which is usually how nudes colours look on me which is why I refrain from wearing nude lipsticks. Other than the horrible nude colour and it breaking on me when I was trying it on the third time around, everything else about the lip crayon works for me. Sorry Sleek Makeup 🙂
I am now trying to work on upping my makeup game to keep you with the Instagrammers. One of the things I struggle with is contouring. And because I have oily/combination skin, I aM frankly clueless when It comes to finding products that work without melting my face during the day. The Manna beauty simplified glow illuminator  is really amazing, it’s so dreamy on the skin when applied and its liquid which stays on for ages. You can either mix it with your foundation or it can be worn alone as a highlighter which is what I have done to glow my cheeks 🙂
I have never ever used ModelCo products because I have felt that it is for lighter skinned people. I was proven right when I tried their contour stick. It’s completely the wrong shade for my skin tone and it’s also a bit too oily for me. If you can recommend a product that might suit a dark-skinned girl like me, please go ahead and leave your suggestions below.
Finally, my favourite product in this month’s box has to be thisworks In Transit Camera Close-Up. This is so creamy and it feels amazing on the skin. A must product for anyone looking for a product which helps to nourish the face. I would love to get the full size if it continues to work on my face as it has done for the past three days. Hopefully, I don’t break out if I continue to use it.
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Latest In Beauty – No Shine Mattifying Foundation


Have you ever bought something and you have been so impressed by the result that you’re still thinking it’s too good to be true. Well that’s exactly how I feel about this foundation. I mean literally, still in shock. For some of us with very oily skin, we tend to find it very difficult to find the perfect foundation on the high street – I think i have spent lots of money on expensive branded makeup which has turned out to be shit and not worth the penny. On my recent trip on to the high street, i stumbled upon this makeup. For those of you who like me are a little scaredy cat when it comes to trying on high street makeup because you have had a terrible experience with some of them. Truthfully, i was a little or more than sceptical to try this but being the person that I am, i tested it on my hand and it was an exact match for my Lancome Teint 24hr foundation. So i thought to myself, that i could buy it and use it as my daily foundation seeing as it’s so very very cheap. I bought it home and tried it on the next day and I was bloody impressed. I had no oiliness, the working day and on the next day, I wore it during the day and on my night out and still no shine or oiliness anywhere on my face. I did use my trusted milk of magnesia as a primer, maybe that’s why I didn’t get no shine. I have used that as primer for my other foundation and i would have to keep touching up in the toilet and have my makeup print all over my desk, notepads etc at work but for this foundation, o£far i haven’t noticed any transfer. For a product that’s £7.99 I am very very happy I stumbled upon this or i would be forking out 30 odd pounds on expensive foundation when this inexpensive one is just as good or even better than the very expensive ones. After trying this foundation, I really wanting to try some of the other products in their beauty range, so I shall be doing more reviews of any others I shall venture to try out.
Have you tried any products from NewLook’s beauty collection and did you recommend that product? If you haven’t tried out some of their products, I would highly recommend their foundation. ps – they have foundation for normal skin. So every skin is welcome. I am in shade caramel.
Thanks for stopping by and i hope you like the new look!!
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Clean As A Whistle

This is a really exciting post for me. I haven’t done a skincare update post in a while and on my recent trip to my local Boots store, I picked up these three product especially made for oil, spot prone skin and decided to share my first impressions on the blog. 
I have meant to try a charcoal based facial wash and when i saw this Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Charcoal Facial Wash 
which is very inexpensive and for oily skin, I think I grabbed it like my life depended on it. I have been using it for a week now and I must say that it’s all the range. It leave my skin squeaky clean and helps to reduce the oiliness. I use it in the shower to wash my face at least twice a week and then follow-up with my daily facial moisturiser. 
The Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Night Gel I use at night after my nightly shower. I apply a tiny amount to my face to help reduce spot sizes and help to reduce oiliness of my skin. I use every two days because I don’t want my skin to get to use to it and it has worked.
The Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Refreshing Jelly Facial Wash I use with my trusted Magnitone cleansing brush to remove my makeup. This wash is for spot prone,oily skin and it isn’t as  drying as the charcoal wash. So I have been using this wash everyday to remove my makeup and for everyday face washing. It’s very moisturising and leaves the skin feels clean and fresh
Boots Tea Tree is a brand I have used for a couple of years now, it is really good to people with spot prone, oily skin. They have a lot of products, including face masks. It’s Boots in-house brand so you can only get these products in Boots. I am sure there is an equal brand in your local beauty supply store if you don’t have a local Boots store wherever you may live.
I love shopping, so when i find inexpensive brands that works for my I tend to stick with them. 
Do you know of any other inexpensive brands especially for spot prone,oily skin I can try?

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Let's Talk About the Makeup Look for the Night

Now that you may already have decided and or bought your outfit for the night. The next thing to think about is what makeup you’ll be wearing on the day to make sure you don’t overdo the look of the night. Here’s a tutorial for those of you who have opted for a more simple outfit, this makeup look might be something you will be willing to try. Now as you know I am not a professional makeup person, nor am I a master at this sort of thing:-) I hope you like my take on the classic Autumn Winter red lip with some sparkles.

 

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