Saturday, 9 November 2019

Mermaid Halloween Makeup

This year I wanted to try out my creativity when it came to Halloween and I searched the Net for some ideas on mermaid styles of makeup, a lot of them used the fishnet tights method (using the tights to create a scale effect using eyeshadow on your face or skin) but I wanted to add more gore into it. I come across an image that had half makeup and half gore so I put my own twist on it.

Using products from Makeup revolution,  Juvia’s place (Saharan palette), Morphe and some gems from Primark, I managed to come up with a purple, blue and pink style mermaid look and then used a mixture of latex and cotton pads to create the torn skin effect. The beauty side of this was so fun to do and I’m definitely going to recreate it without the gore in future; a banging set of lashes and a pink lip and this would be amazing! 

Mermaid makeup blues purples and pink with a gory scale detail across one eye making it look like the ski has been torn showing scales underneath







Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Back to Blogging

Wow, it's been a while... A lot has happened. 



I'm not going to go into detail but I'm back and I'm excited to be blogging again. 

A new job. 

A new routine. 

A new start, I guess? 


Sunday, 19 May 2019

Caudalie 'Mix it up' Skincare

Skincare has always been something I've kind of just done. I've never been a massive lover of trying every new oil, elixr or cleanser as my skin reacts when I put too much on it. However, as I have Oily/Combination skin most of the time, finding things that really work for me can be difficult and so I'm always curious to try new bits when they're released. So when Caudalie partnered with Love me Beauty, I managed to get my hands on one of their 'Mix it Up' skincare boxes which included 4 of their favourite and most popular products.

Caudalie is a brand that I've tried before, using their Beauty Elixr a few years ago when I was in Paris and having a tonne of samples given to me in the Pharmacy - I loved the Overnight Detox Oil I tried and the Beauty Elixr was a great alternative to a setting spray or toner and so seeing these products got me excited and I couldn't wait to give them a go...


The 'Mix it up' box includes the following items, which are all made to be used either in conjunction with each other, or separately:
Overnight Detox Oil (RRP £30.00)
Glycolic Peel mask (£22.00)


The options given to use all of the products together ensure that you are giving your skin the best treatment you can and are looking after it in the right ways! If you get bored of the same old cleansing routine then this is definitely for you! Take a look at the different combination of products you can use:

Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil + Instant Foaming Cleanser
 Instant Foaming Cleanser + Glycolic peel
Instant Foaming Cleanser + Overnight Detox Oil

You can pick and choose the combinations that work best for you and your skin so if you have dry skin, you can use the detox oil to help replenish your skin overnight. If you want a deep cleanse, you can use the cleansers and mask! You see how it works... it's just about choosing what you want at any one time!

The detox oil is one of my favourites, it smells like something you'd get treated to during a facial, infused with anti-oxidant grape-seed, regenerating rose hip, purifying neroli, soothing lavender and detoxifying carrot oils it smells incredible and leaves your skin feeling so soft! Use alongside the super soft, foamy cleanser which is infused with purifying sage and moisturising grape extract, the soap-free formula rids the skin of impurities and gently cleanses the skin!

If you're looking for a better way to remove makeup instead of using those horrid makeup wipes, the Makeup removing cleanser oil is perfect - it works to dissolve all types of make-up, including waterproof, whilst removing impurities and cleansing the skin. The blend of 100% naturally derived plant oils nourishes and softens the skin without leaving a greasy film, you can always use the foaming cleanser after for a double treat!

For an extra boost after any of these products, the Glycolic Peel is perfect, especially if you have a complexion in need of an instant boost! The peel works like a scrub and a peel at the same time, feeling luxurious and non-irritating, it provides the ultimate spa-like glow from the comfort of your own home. Apply the mask twice a week to dry skin, avoiding the eye contour area and simply leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with water.





You can mix and match almost all of Caudalie's products to help give you the best combination of products for your skin type and issues. If you head over to their website, you'll find tonnes of products that will suit all skin types and even chat with an advisor online if you have any other concerns!
The Mix it up collection definitely brings a little something extra to skincare and makes getting ready for the day, or for bed, that little bit more exciting! 




Monday, 22 April 2019

Love Drop Subscription Box Review

Subscription boxes have been around now for quite a while, they’re a great way to treat yourself each month to something new! Whether its a beauty box, a box for your cats or a food box, the anticipation and surprise of what you’re going to get in it each month never dulls and it’s a great way to save money too! If you curb your spending, you know you’re still going to get a treat that month so it’s a great way to save if you’re a bit of a speedy sally! 

Subscription boxes have really upped their game and the variety available is insane so it’s no surprise that there really is a subscription box for everything, date nights included. Love Drop is a bi-monthly subscription box for couples! It includes all you could need for that perfect date night and a little more... With treats for him and her, surprises and cute date night ideas, it’s a great way to spice things up a little and know that you’ll never be bored! 





The February box was my first box and I was kindly gifted it from the guys over at Love Drop to try and test - it came at such a good time too as my maternity leave is coming to an end which means money is tight and we don’t often get chance to go and splash out on a fancy meal or trip out so most of our evenings are spent at home chilling in front of the TV - this meant we could do that and a whole lot more! 

The box was full of goodies including:
Pink Himalayan salt Chocolate (RRP £2.79)
2 x Condoms
2 x Lubricant 
Clio Love Balls (RRP £20)
Hera Cock Ring (RRP £25)
Reasons why I love you book (RRP £9) 
Love Drop prompt cards (RRP £9.95)
Tips for future date nights 

Each box is £45.00 so over the course of 2 months, it’s £22.50 a month, about average for a subscription box and knowing that you get more than your moneys worth for things that you can use over and over, it’s a great way to spend your money in making date nights exciting again! 

The February box has a little something for everyone, I think the prompt cards are a great way to spice things up a bit and do some things that you wouldn’t usually do! If you’ve both become a bit same-same when it comes to spending time together, then it’s a great way to add something new but still feel comfortable in your own home! The addition of the toys makes things extra fun - it’s a great way to try things out if you’re not used to using toys too and just remember, it’s all a big of fun and take things at your own pace. 




I think the addition of the Reasons why I love you book, the prompt cards and the chocolate, make the box appealing to everyone without the horror of simply having sex toys delivered every other month and not knowing what the hell to do with them! I think it’s a great, fun way to spice things up and especially if you have children - we all know it can be pretty impossible to spend some quality time together or even get intimate, so having this delivered gives you that nudge you need to remember to enjoy those moments with your partner! 

You can save £5.00 off your first box too if you use code APRIL18 and simply cancel your subscriptions whenever you want to - there’s no contract and you can simply get a box whenever you want, it’s all manageable on your account