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

Thursday 28 March 2019

Beauty Essentials

Beauty hacks are so important and all women need to have some kind of system in place to help them look great. This is so crucial because it can go a long way toward helping boost confidence and self-esteem - I’m not saying that you need makeup to feel good but it definitely helps me! It is really important to look as good as you possibly can, and this is something that can really be helped by having the best possible beautification regime in place.

When it comes to beauty essentials, it is important to think about how to make things better for you on a daily basis. Your appearance is important and you need to work on making sure you are as happy as possible with the way you look. So, check out these essential hacks and try to use them to boost your beauty regime to new heights, and get more comfortable with how you look...

The Skincare Queen
One of the most important elements of any beauty regime is always the skincare. You have to make sure you are focused on doing your best to improve the way your skin looks and feels. This means keeping it clean on a regular basis, as well as moisturising often as well. Having good skin is one of the first steps in the process when it comes to improving your looks and making you more confident as well.

Weight Loss Tips
There are a lot of ways in which you can boost your beauty and self-confidence, and it is clear that one of the best ways of achieving this is to make sure you lose weight. Easier said than done, of course, but this is something that is certainly achievable with the right level of dedication. So, you need to think carefully about the different ideas to help you lose weight and slim down. Staying active and exercising as much as possible is a great place to start.

Get a New Hairstyle
Trying out new hairstyles is a great way of being able to make a difference to the way you look and feel. There are a lot of things that you need to keep in mind that will help you with this, and it is important to try out new things. For instance, you might like to experiment with clip-in hair extensions, or you may even consider changing the entire hairstyle completely. You’d be surprised by how different you can look with a new hairstyle in your corner!

Find the Right Makeup
Finding the right makeup to match your skin tone is so important, and this is something that a lot of women seem to get wrong. Make sure you are focused on choosing the right type and making sure you look fantastic as a result. Whether it’s brow makeup, foundation, or eyeshadow, you need to think carefully about the makeup you choose. Keep in mind your complexion, and do plenty of research before you actually come up with

There are so many different elements to beautifying yourself, and you have to think about what works best for you. If you can get this right, you should have no problems with boosting your appearance and your self-confidence in the future. There are a lot of things that you need to think carefully about when it comes to your health and beauty regime, and these ideas are going to help a lot.

Friday 1 February 2019

So Divine Love Egg

Whether sex toys are your thing or not, it’s always nice to be able to add a little bit of variety to the bedroom. So Divine have a huge range of toys that can be used for anything and everything; for women, men, straight, gay, couples and singletons, their range can cater for all and they bring Amazing quality sex toys at a really affordable price.

With Valentine’s Day being just around the corner, it’s always a day that we feel should be celebrated whether you’re in a relationship or not. The brand-new love egg is a small vibrator that comes with a remote control, meaning that if you are in a couple, both of you could have some fun. Sex shouldn’t have to start with just two people, it’s great to really enjoy yourself and explore side that you may not have done before by using toys. Sex is often a subject that is either skipped or not spoken about enough and I can probably vouch for a lot of other girls out there, single or not, that toys are a very welcome addition to the bedroom.

The So Divine Love egg (£54.99) is a rechargeable vibrator that can be used on both men and women, it comes in a Discrete velvet feel pouch and is rechargeable, so no need for batteries. The remote control can be used by the person using the egg or to spice things up a little... someone else to let them take control. It’s a perfect size, almost pocket size, to take on weekends away or just simply to pop in your handbag if you feel like it’s going to be a long day.

If you wanted to treat someone this Valentine’s Day to something a little different or maybe even treat yourself, I deafly recommend grabbing one of these, I can promise you - you won’t be sorry