Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Here’s what I got in this month’s box:
100% Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze – £19 FULL SIZE
Bioderma Sensibo H20 – Value 60p
Parlour Smoothing Blow Out Spray – Value £3.40
Rituals Yogi Flow Foaming Shower Gel – Value £2.55
When Travelmate Sheet Mask – Value £6.25
English Laundry No 7 Signature for her – Value £3.60
Total for Box : £35.40
Overall, a pretty amazing box. A great range of products that I can’t wait to use and most of which from brands I’ve never tried before – that’s the exact point of beauty boxes , right?
The Rituals Shower Gel, Bioderma Mini and When face mask are all coming away with me next month when I go to Brussels, whilst the Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze has already made it into my handbag as an everyday lip colour – I’ve already made quite the dint in it!
The Parlour Blow Out Spray smells amazing too – I’m definitely going to try and perfect my blowdrying skills using this!
I can’t wait to see what’s in next month’s box!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Generally, I try not to listen too much to high end reviews, so I was pretty oblivious about this for a really long time. It was only when I’d hear Nic from Pixiwoo mention this for the millionth time and seeing it work amazingly well on her skin that I knew I had to give it a go, so I decided to treat myself and pick this up.
It was around £20 and for that you get around 15ml of product, which in comparison is great value for money. My normal collection concealer is around £4.99 for 5ml, so it doesn’t work out much more expensive (that’s my way of justifying the purchase anyway!)
This concealer is just…WOW! Brightening, moisturising and full coverage, it’s everything that I’d ever want from an under eye concealer. You only need the tiniest bit too. My me, my eye area is really quite dry and I find most of my under eye concealers find their way into my fine lines but I don’t get that with this. It’s just beautiful.
I think I need to pick up the foundation of this to complete my flawless base routine!
Have you tried this? What did you think?
Monday, October 12, 2015
Eagerly awaiting 6pm on the 15th of September, I refreshed and refreshed until this months box went live - everybody goes mad for the Cohorted Beauty Boxes and to be honest, I can't blame them!
As soon as the box was despatched I was tracking it the entire way to my door. For £19.99 I received a box cram packed with full size and delux sized goodies worth a whopping £65.99.
Here's what I got in this months box:
Bare Minerals Purifying Facial Cleanser : £15.00
Bare Minerals Purely Nourising Cream : £10.00
Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For : £15.00
Ciate Nail Polish in Serendipity £9.00
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Hypnotist £16.99
I was excited to see brands I'd never tried before - although I would have liked to see one or two more instead of 3 products from Bare Minerals. I'd heard from Ciate and Bare Minerals before but had never heard anything about Peter Thomas Roth - but this has got to be the stand out product for me. This mascara is literally to die for. The comb is unique with short bristles at one end and long bristles at the other, This allows you to grab each and every lash in a single stroke. It lengthens, curls, lifts and volumises - what more could a girl want?
I'm also in love with the Serendipity polish from Ciate. I need to schedule in a pamper night this week to give myself a mani - I can't wait to try it!
The skin care due from Bare Minerals looks like it will be perfect for the colder months when my dry skin will no doubt rear its ugly head.
The only thing I was disappointed with was the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss - this for me is just unwearable. This multi-tonal shade changes depending on the light, from pale purple to a coral peach and gold pearl. I'm sure some people will absolutely love this, but it's just not for me.
Overall, a pretty amazing box. Like I said, I'm pretty gutted that they've increased the price - £19.99 was abit on the steep side for me for a mystery box. But as well as their subscription boxes, they're also offering one off themed boxes which vary in price - definately going to be checking them out!
Did you get this months Cohorted Beauty Box? What did you think of it?
It's got the the point in the world where where criticize every other person if they don't look perfect. We're insulted by large pores, blemishes and oily skin and are appalled when we see untouched celebrity photos on the Daily Mail. You can blame the media all you like, but we're the ones that fuel the fire - we're just as much to blame for the shaming culture.
It's unrealistic for people to have flawless makeup all day every day - even expert makeup artists get it wrong some times. Who decided that the definition of beauty included overdrawn lips and eyebrows on fleek?
I'm not being judged by my appearance any more - if people offended by my spotty skin, so what? I've taken the decision to not care about what other people may or may not think about my appearance and do exactly what I want to do, when I want to do it.
As much as I love makeup, it just doesn't always fit in with my lifestyle. I'm not saying that I don't wear a full face of makeup anymore, I do, but I'm not going to worry about popping to Tesco without anything on. Yes, a full face can give you confidence, make you feel sexy and hold your head up high, but I feel that too much makeup can make you less impressed with the natural you.
And truely,who cares if you're wearing makeup or not? Most of the time, I don't think most people I interact with on a daily basis would notice if I walked in with a pair of knickers on my head, let alone what shade of blush I'm wearing.
That's exactly why I've decided to give myself a break. At the moment, its a rarity that I wear a full face of makeup - and even when I do I feel a little suffocated underneath it all.
Going foundation free has given me an extra 10 minutes in bed it's given me clearer and brighter skin, but most of all its made me learn to love the natural me.
I don't feel the need to hide away my imperfections any more, my blemishes might be on show and my eye bags are a little darker, but that's me and its OK.
Despite what the Daily Mail might say - the world isn't all that bad. Going out the front door without any makeup on isn't going to result in horrified children pointing at your face asking their mummy why you look like that. Going makeup free shows people the real you - and you'll be surprised at how many people prefer you that way.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
This one was a delightful surprise for me. I’m not too sure how it found its way to my door mat – I think I may have sent off for a free sample, but I wasn’t in much of a rush to use it because fake tan has never really been my thing.
I’ve always had a problem with dodgy application – more down to my technique than anything else and whilst I’ve found some pretty decent gradual tanners in the past, they just require abit too much effort for me. So with that in mind, I normally make do with being ghostly pale for most of the year.
Having a nice little pamper session last week, I thought I’d slap some on and see what would happen. The application was abit weird to tell you the truth. I did all my usual stuff in the shower, shoved on my conditioner and turned off the tap.
With damp skin, I dolloped a goof helping of this all over and waited 3 minutes – or in my case a Beyonce song – and then washed it away.
After the shower I didn’t need to moisturise like I normally would, because my skin was silky smooth to the touch. It was the next day when I realised I had a nice even flush of colour all over.
Bearing in mind that I hadn’t exfoliated before, I only had one dodgy patch on my foot – application everywhere else was seamlessly smooth . You could even be fooled to think I had been away for a long weekend.
The results were subtle – but after 4 or so days I did notice the tan had faded which made me a little sad. So much so, I think I’m going to head out and buy this in full size!
Have you tried this from St Tropez? What did you think of it?