Hair Care · Makeup · nails · skin care

Mini Superdrug and Boots Haul

Superdrug

Barry M Glitterati Nail Polish – Fashion Icon (£3.99)
Barry M Nail Polish – Diamond Glitter (£3.99)
Tanya Burr Mrs Claus Pink Glitter Nail Polish (£3.99)
Bondi Sands Everyday – Gradual Tanning Milk (£7.99)

Boots

Sukin Cream Cleanser (£5.30)
NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil (£8.00)
Ted Baker Opulent Petal Shower Cream (£8.00)
Ted Baker Pretty Pearl Body Wash (£8.00)
Origins Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash (£16.50)

Some of these products are re-purchaces as you may have seen some of them in previous posts. I spoke to a fellow blogger (Sea of Beauty – Rachel) about Origins products. I mentioned that I had the frothy face wash before and that it didn’t work for me. My skin is in a much better way so I thought I would re-purchase and see if it does anything for me this time around.

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Makeup

My Liquid Lipstick and Lip Gloss Collection (Part 2)

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Borjouis Rouge Edition Liquid Lipstick (from left to right) – Ravie en Rose – Happy Nude Year – Beau Brun – Coquelic’ Oh! – Redvolution – £6.99
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Tanya Burr – Afternoon Tea – £4.75
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Lipsy London Luxe Shine Lip Gloss Trio £7.99
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Miss Selfridge Lip Gloss Set – Between £12 – £15

*DISCLAIMER* THESE MAY NOT BE THE CORRECT PRICES AS I BROUGHT SOME OF THEM A LONG TIME AGO AND COULD ONLY SEARCH FOR THE PRICES ON LINE.

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Makeup

My Liquid Lipstick and Lip Gloss Collection (Part 1)

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NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick (Ruffle Trim) £7 — (Lace Detail) £7 — (Exotic) £7
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NYX Butter Gloss (Vanilla Cream Pie) £5.50 — (Peaches and Cream) £5.50 — (Madeleine) £5.50
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NYX Liquid Suede (Sandstorm) £7
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YSL Golden Gloss (54) £99.99 ← YIKES THATS EXPENSIVE!!!
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Rimmel Apocalips Liquid Lipstick (Nude Eclipse) £6.49
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Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Lipgloss (Love It) £12 — (Pinky) £12 — (Exposed) £12
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Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Squeezy Lipgloss (Sweetheart) £9 — Victoria Secret Satin Gloss (Love Berry) £9

*DISCLAIMER* THESE MAY NOT BE THE CORRECT PRICES AS I BROUGHT SOME OF THEM A LONG TIME AGO AND COULD ONLY SEARCH FOR THE PRICES ON LINE.

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Makeup · nails

Long Lasting Sparkly Nails

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I’m not the type of person to spend loads of money on my nails, although I do love to make my nails look presentable. I am partial to a sparkly nail as they look pretty with everything you wear. At the moment I’ve been loving a gold sparkly nail so I’m going to show you what I have been using to get these nails.

The first thing I do is wash my hands with just whatever hand wash I have at the time and I feel like my nail polish lasts longer if I do that first.

Next I use my most loved base coat which is by Rimmel London and it’s a 2 in 1 base coat and top coat which is a bargain. I believe this was between the £5 – £6 mark.

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The third thing I do, is apply one coat of a coloured nail polish that matches the colour of the glitter polish that I will be applying on top. So fortunately, the polish and the glitter came as a set. They were from the Barry M Aquarium Collection.

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Once i’ve put a layer of the gold polish on, I will add a few coats of the glitter as it can be very sparse on the first coat. Even if it does still look spars after a few coats, it doesn’t matter because the gold colour underneath will blend it all together.

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Then finally, I will finish with a final coat of the Rimmel top coat to seal it all in.

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Makeup

My Way of Getting Natural Looking Brows

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Firstly, I just want to say a massive thank you for 100 followers and to thank everyone that has read, commented and liked my posts!

When I first started wearing make up, I never used to fill in or even shape my eyebrows. Looking back on old pictures, I realised that was a massive mistake. Growing up, I had always had spars brows. The outer part of my brow was so light and spars that it looked like I only had half a brow….HOW EMBARRASSING!

I used to fill in my brows with a pomade, which was an amazing shade compared to my brows, however it looked like I had block eyebrows. They were like slugs. So I went back to the shops and found the NYX Micro Brow Pencil (Ash Brown) £8.  This product is amazing because its a thin pencil and helps to lightly draw strokes to replicate natural brow hairs. It never makes my brows look like slugs hehe. They look full and natural at the same time. I often use a similar style pencil by Zoeeva.

What I do after that, is I use the Rimmel Brow This Way (Sculpting Kit) £3. I use the powdery side and a very small angled brush to very faintly mimic the inner part of my brows so that it creates that natural gradient within the brow.

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Hair Care · Makeup

Favourites So Far, This Year: Hair Care Edition

Staring off with shampoo. My hair is prone to dandruff. Having dark hair, it shows up a terrible amount and with that I tend to get an itchy scalp. For any of you that share the same problem, then I highly recommend the brand Head and Shoulders. I became a lover of the Anti-dandruff shampoo; however, it didn’t stop the itchy scalp I’d get after 2 days of not washing. Until I discovered the Head and Shoulders Itchy Scalp Shampoo. Since discovering this shampoo my scalp and hair couldn’t be better. My scalp no longer feels itchy at all, even 2 days after washing and it still tackles the dandruff. This product is a game changer for me.

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Next I’d like to talk about the conditioner I’ve been using. I was never really a fan of TRESemme products but now some of them are in my main hair care routine, including their nourishing and replenishing conditioner with coconut milk and aloe vera. This conditioner leaves my hair feeling silky smooth and gives it a beautiful shine that lasts until the next time I wash my hair. Aloe vera is good for skin that has broken away (peeling from sun burn), so with the shampoo I use, it gives my scalp a strong hold against dandruff. For the best results, leave the conditioner to sit in your hair for at least 3-5 mins and if you have longer then go for it.

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My hair is very thick and frizzy at the ends which I do not like. My sister recommended an oil/serum to put on the ends after I shampoo and condition. The one that had the best views was the John Frieda Frizz Ease (Original). You apply to wet hair and then dry your hair as normal whether that be letting it air dry or by using a hair dryer. For my thick and frizzy hair, I really notice a difference, it’s definitely tamer now than it was before; however, I have to use about 8 pumps to get this result and these bottles are not big at all which is disappointing.

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I am highly partial to curling my hair a lot, which I know is very bad for my hair but I prefer my hair curly. Before I begin curling I spray the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray. This spray doesn’t make your hair wet or sticky, it glides through and dries into the hair quickly. It says it is a shine spray and I can happily say that my hair is still super shiny even after putting heat to it. This spray is often on special off which is a bonus.

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fashion · Makeup · skin care

Sukin Skincare: Thoughts and Opinions

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I just want to have a little rave about this brand I found in Boots called Sukin. This is an Australian brand of skincare and the products are suitable for all skin types. Can I also mention they don’t cost the earth, which is their slogan at the bottom of each bottle.

I’ve tried so many products to help clear my skin but nothing seems to work quite like Sukin does. These products are all 100% vegan and carbon neutral. They are made with natural, organic ingredients. They 100% DO NOT contain fragrances and other chemicals which some skin care products that I have tried in the past have had in.

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I have been using their cream cleanser in the morning and at night. It applies so smooth onto the skin and it washes off so easily as well. It leaves my skin feeling so soft. It really reduces any bumps and spot scars, making my skin appear more even and clear.

After using the cream cleanser I apply their moisturiser. It glides on as smooth as the cleanser does and sinks in so quickly to my skin, leaving my face feeling even more soft and smooth like a cloud. It doesn’t feel greasy at all.

I know this may be biased but I feel like my skin has really improved since using this natural brand and I hope that it could help some of you as well.

Gabby xo