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Garnier Ultimate Blends Silicone-Free Mask

After recently dying my hair back to brunette, I have been searching for a product that will help me restore the shine my hair so desperately needs.

I love the idea of loading my hair with luscious oils, but unfortunately it only ends up in a disaster. The greasy look is not a good one.

After hours of searching for treatments, I decided that a hair mask would probably work best for me. The only issue I was facing was that I didn’t want the product to strip my hair of the colour it had taken me so long to get back to.

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When I came across this hair mask it almost sounded too good to be true. The Garnier Ultimate Blends Silicone-Free Mask is aimed at very dry, unruly hair, which was definitely what I needed. The packaging states that it’s main ingredients are almond cream and moroccan argan oil, which is the perfect combination.

The mask is also paraben and silicone free, along with being produced in a factory committed to sustainable practices and partnered with TerraCycle which helps to keep beauty products out of landfills.

My favourite thing about this mask it that it smells absolutely delicious! I have been using this hair mask twice a week, leaving it on for three minutes after washing my hair and I am so impressed with the difference it has made.

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This mask is priced at £4.99 which just goes to show that you don’t need to break the bank to get your dream locks!

If you’re looking to try out a new hair treatment then it is definitely worth giving this mask a go.

 

 

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Billion Dollar Brows Universal Pencil Review

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I have recently tried out a new brow product which I am really impressed with, so I thought that I would share it with you in hopes that you love it as much as I do.

Throughout the past few years I have tried and tested many brow products, some great and some not so great. One of the main issues I have when finding a brow product is that it seems to be hard to find the perfect shade.

With that in mind, I was excited to try out the Universal Pencil by Billion Dollar Brows, as it states that it is a brow pencil suitable for all hair colours and skin tones.

 

 

The pencil features a spoolie brush on the end which is amazing as it helps you blend the product beautifully. I was so impressed with how easy the product was to apply, with a few light brush like strokes I was able to create the perfect look.

The product is very buildable, which is helpful in creating the right shade and tone to match your hair colour. I also like the fact that the pencil does not need sharpening as it uses a retractable tip pencil.

 

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This is my end result after the using the product. I was pleased to find that the colour did not fade or smudge, leaving me with a natural brows for hours.

If you’re looking to try out a new brow pencil then I would definitely recommend you give this product a try. It can be purchased from the brands site at http://www.billiondollarbrows-uk.com 

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LVL Lash Lift

After hearing so much about the LVL Lash Lift I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself.
For those who haven’t heard of the treatment before, the LVL Lash Lift is a natural lash treatment which leaves your eyelashes looking long and beautifully lifted.

What is the LVL Lash Lift?

Unlike traditional eye lash perms, the LVL Lash Lift straightens your natural lashes from the root, using products gently tested to ensure that there is no damage to your natural lashes.  The treatment lasts between 6-8 weeks which is perfect if you have a holiday coming up, or just looking to simplify your makeup routine.

Unlike many other lash treatment, the LVL Lash Lift does not use adhesive or extensions, which is one of the many reasons why it is so popular at the moment. The idea is that you won’t need to bother applying mascara, as your lashes look perfectly polished after having the treatment.

The treatment.

I recently tried out the treatment, applied by the talented Sherrie at Bella Beauty. The process takes around 45 minutes and is one of the most relaxing beauty treatments I have ever had.  The process is pain free and you can even use the treatment as an excuse to take a quick nap.

As you have to keep your eyes closed for most of the treatment, Sherrie ensures that you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process. She made me feel at ease at is was my first time trying out the treatment, and better yet the end result was amazing!

My result.

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I am so impressed with how the treatment turned out.
As you can see from the before and after photos, my lashes look extremely long and are curled beautifully.

I decided to try the treatment just in time for my holiday and I am so pleased that I did. Now I won’t need to worry about applying mascara throughout the trip and I can spend more time sunbathing!

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If you’re looking to try out a LVL Lash Lift then I would definitely recommend you book in with Sherrie at Bella Beauty and give yourself a well deserved pamper!

xoxo

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Kat Von D ‘Bow N Arrow’ Gift Set Review

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After hearing great things about Kat Von D‘s Ink Liner and the Ever Lasting Liquid Lipsticks, I couldn’t wait to try them out for myself. On a recent trip to Barcelona I managed to find a Sephora and stock up on some goods. I was so excited to find that they were selling the Bow N Arrow gift set as it featured miniature versions of both of these products.

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Ink Liner – Trooper

I fell in love with the Ink Liner straight away. The thin tip on this liner allows application to be painless and easy. I also found that unlike many other liners I have tried, this product does not smudge, which is great when you’re using this product in a rush.

As advertised, this product lasts all day and does not transfer. The colour of the liner doesn’t fade at all, which leaves your makeup in tact for hours. If you’re looking to try out a new liner I would recommend you try this product. I will definitely be purchasing the full size product when this one runs out.

Ever Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Bow N Arrow

I am so impressed with this liquid lipstick. Unlike many other products I have tried, this liquid lipstick does not dry out your lips. The colour of this product is the perfect nude, suitable for both day and night. I also love how this product stays put after eating and drinking.

The size of this product is so handy as I can pop in every handbag. By purchasing this gift set, it has definitely made me want to try out other shades in this range.

If you’re looking to try out Kat Von D products, I recommend you purchase this set. The price is very reasonable and it gives you a chance to try out two products without having to commit to a full size product. I purchased my set from Sephora, but they are also selling these online at Debenhams for anybody in the UK.

Have you tried out any products from this brand? It would be great to hear some your opinions.
xox

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Pure Potions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream and Intense Lip Balm.

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If you’re looking for a natural hydrating product, then I would definitely recommend you check out Pure Potions. The brand itself features products made from ingredients which are as natural as possible, in order to reduce the risk of reaction which can occur with highly processed substances.

The products are all vegan friendly and do not include harsh perfumes, parabens, silicones, palm oil or any other nasty chemicals that may irritate and upset your skin.

My skin can be very sensitive and I was pleasantly surprised to find that these products left my skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth without any unhealthy reactions.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream

This moisturising cream is suitable for anybody who is prone to eczema, dry itchy skin, psoriasis and dermatitis.  I love how light the cream feels on your skin, along with the fact that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky and clogged up. I have used this cream every day for just over a week and I can already see a huge difference.

This cream is the perfect product for the up coming summer months as it allows moisture to return to drying skin. I applied this product to skin damaged by sun exposure and it definitely helped my skin to heal and maintain a healthy glow.

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Pure Potions Intense Lip Balm

This lip balm is 100% natural and works wonders on my lips. It helps prevent lips drying out, along with leaving them feeling soft and hydrated. I found this product very useful for every day use in both hot and cold climates. Its the perfect barrier for harsh weather and pollution. If you’re looking for a natural lip balm that really does work, then I would recommend you give this product a go.

Pure Potions features many other natural skincare products on their website. I love the result I have received from these products and I would definitely recommend you check this brand out. 

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Flawless Foundations

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If there’s one beauty product you need to get right, it’s definitely investing in a good foundation. Foundation is the base of your makeup look and I feel that by having a flawless foundation, it is easier to create a sleek and perfected look.

Over the years I have tried and tested so many great, and unfortunately not so great foundations. I decided to write a post of my four favourite foundations. These are all high end make up brands, but for the quality of the product I definitely think that they are worth every  penny.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – 20 Beige

This foundation is very light on the skin, leaving you with a fresh, matte full coverage finish. I love to use this foundation in the summer as it allows you to have full coverage, but will still leave your skin feeling fresh and breathable.

Too Faced Born This Way – Warm Nude

This is a new favourite of mine. After reading mixed reviews of the product I was keen to try it out for myself. I was pleased to find that this foundation leaves you with a glowing full coverage complexion. I tend to apply this foundation with a beauty blender as it leaves your with an airbrushed look.

Giorgio Armarni Luminous Silk Foundation – Shade 4

I love to use this foundation when I am in need of a long lasting look. This foundation is very buildable which allows you to create a texture suited to your choice. I love how dewy this foundation leaves my skin, giving off the perfect glow suitable for both day and night.

Urban Decay All Nighter – Shade 4.0

As the name states, this foundation is great if you’re looking for something that will last all night. This product definitely provides you with full coverage. The only thing I would say is that the texture of this product is very thick, which can leave your skin feeling  heavy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my review of these flawless foundations.
It would be great to hear which foundations you love!
xox

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Technic Cosmetics Review

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Technic Cosmetics Review.

After reading many reviews of this brand, I was excited to try out the products for myself.
Technic Cosmetics has an amazing range of cosmetics at very affordable prices.  The packing of their products is very sleek and light weight, which is very appealing and helpful if you travel a lot.

After trying a few products out for myself, I was amazed at the quality of the products, especially as they were all priced under £5.

I decided to write a review of the products I tried out – I hope you enjoy!

Get Gorgeous Highlighting Powder – Pink Sparkle £3.00

I am so happy that I had the chance to try out this highlighter as it is truly beautiful. This highlighter is extremely pigmented and unlike many other budget highlighters, this one leaves a glowing finish, without looking like you have tons of glitter on your face.

I have used this highlighter in both the day and night and it is extremely long lasting. If you’re looking to try out a budget highlighter I would definitely recommend you try this one out.

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Face Powder Brush – £4.75

I used this Face Powder Brush which is also from Technic Cosmetics to apply my highlighter. Not only is the colour of this brush amazing, but it’s so soft and fluffy which I adore.

Juicy Stick Lipstick – Bare Necessities £2.99

I tried the Juicy Stick Lipstick in the shade Bare Necessities. The shade has a Nude/Caramel tone which I love. This product is long lasting and doesn’t dry out your lips which is great.

Eyeshadow Primer – Shimmer £1.99

This Eyeshadow Primer has an amazing highlighting base, which can be used on it’s own or under eyeshadow. I found this product really helps to stop eyeshadow from creasing and it also allowed my eyeshadow to stay in place all night.

Mega Lash – £4.00 

Mega Lash is described as a ‘mega volumising mascara’ and it does exactly that. I was surprised at how amazing it made my lashes look and it wasn’t clumpy at all. The brush on this mascara makes it really easy to ensure that every eyelash is covered and not squashed together.

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Here is my finished look using the products.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my review of Technic Cosmetics and I would love to hear if you have tried out any of their products!

xoxo

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Lipstick Loving

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Hey guys, this month I have purchased a few lip products which I adore, so I decided to do a quick review of them.

The products I have chosen are all individually unique and beautiful.
This post features both liquid and regular lipsticks, as well as an amazing lip palette.
I hope you enjoy! 

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Maybelline New York Vivid Matte Liquid – 50 Nude Thing.

I recently tried out the Maybelline New York Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks and I absolutely love them! Unlike many other matte liquid lipsticks, this product doesn’t leave your lips feeling dried out. The texture of this product is very velvety and the colour lasts longer than I was expecting, although I would recommend taking the product with you to top up throughout the day as it does transfer after eating.

The shade of this product looks dark in the above swatch, but it has a orange tone to it which works beautifully for both day and night.

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MAC Kabuki Magic Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Sweet Thing.

This range from MAC is one of my favourites at the moment. The texture itself is very matte and the product is extremely long lasting. This is my new go-to product if I know I will be spending the night out and want something that will definitely last. 

The shade of this lipstick is incredible. It’s a mixture of both a dark nude and pinky tone, which suits many different looks. If you’re looking to invest in a long lasting liquid lipstick, then I would definitely recommend you give this product a go.

Maybelline New York Colour Drama Lip Contour Pallette – Blushed Bombshell.

I recently tried out this contour lip palette after hearing so many great things about it. The palette consists of a range of pink and red tones, along with a lip primer and highlighter. By using both the lip liner and lip colour, you are able to create a contoured lip look.

I decided to use the lighter shades for the above look as I was only popping to the shops, but the dark shades are also incredible. Although I don’t usually like lip palettes as they’re always harder to carry around, this palette is very small and will easily fit in my handbag.

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MAC Matte Velvet Teddy.

This product is an all time favourite of mine. The nude tone is perfect for any occasion and it is always a product I have to hand. I feel that MAC lipsticks last longer than other brands, so if you’re looking to try out one of their shades, I would definitely give Velvet Teddy a go.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my review on my latest lipstick favourites.
It would be great to hear what lip products you are loving at the moment!

xoxo

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Makeup Revolution Haul

I’ve read a lot of reviews of Makeup Revolution products and after trying a few out for myself I decided to write a post to let you know what I think of them!

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There are a few primers in the Makeup Revolution range, but I decided to go for the Ultra Face Base Primer. When testing out this primer it seemed to have a matte texture to it, which I love for an everyday primer.

On application this product leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and allows you to apply your foundation at ease. After a evening out my make up still seemed to be in tact which I thought was amazing seeing as the product only cost me £5.00. This primer is a good dupe for the Smash Box Photo Finish Primer.

 

After applying my foundation, I decided to use the Makeup Revolution Bronzer in Kiss. This is quite a matte bronzer, but it can be perfectly matched with a highlighter to give a bronzed glow. There was an offer on in store when I purchased these items which allowed me to get the Love The Revolution Palette for free! 

The palette consists of several eyeshadows and highlighters. I used the bronze highlighter for my cheekbones and the lilac toned highlighter under my brow line.

This palette is really pigmented which I was extremely impressed with, especially as it was free.

 

I also purchased the Beyond Flawless Ultra Eyeshadow Palette. This palette consists of matte shadows, mixed with a few golden shimmer tones. Again the shadows were surprisingly pigmented and easy to blend. I decided to use the shades Flawless, Toasty and Chesnut to create my look.

I found that the shadows aren’t as long lasting as others I have tried, but at £8.00 I am still impressed with the product.

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I finished my look with Eyelure Volume Lashes in Petite 107 and Mac Lipstick in the shade Yash.

Makeup Revolution has some great products and they’re all reasonably priced. If you’re looking to try out some budget make up, I would definitely give this brand a go.

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My Favourite Face Masks

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Every week I dedicate time to pamper myself with a face mask. I feel that it’s the perfect way to relax, whilst keeping my skin clear and hydrated.
As winter is still upon us, I decided to write a post to let you guys know which face masks I use to protect my skin from the cold weather.

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The Body Shop – Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask £11.00

I first tried this product a few months back and I can honestly say it’s still the best face mask I have ever used. This mask is perfect for problematic skin as it leaves your skin feeling cleansed and silky smooth.

It’s a lifesaver when you need to get rid of blemishes fast and it has saved my life many times. The product has strong Tea Tree aroma to it, which leaves your skin tingly, which I love. Unlike many other Tea Tree masks, this one doesn’t leave your skin feeling dried out as it leaves a natural glow to your skin and soothes any redness you may have.

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Timeless Truth – Herbal Rejuvenation Immortelle Mask £4.90 per mask

This sheet mask is perfect for anybody having problems with dry or aging skin. The mask itself does look very weird when it’s applied, but I guarantee it works wonders.

After just one use, the mask softens your skin and leaves it feeling naturally moisturised. This mask is perfect for a pamper night or if you just need to refresh your skin after being out in the cold.

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Garnier – Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask £1.99

This tissue mask has been advertised a lot lately and I feel that it is a cheap and easy way to bring your skin back to life. For £1.99 you can’t go wrong.

The tissue mask does also look very strange when applied, but when it’s removed you instantly feel hydrated. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and ready to go. The mask states that it leaves your skin feeling moisturised for a week, in my opinion the moisture definitely lasts a few days, but I would still continue to hydrate my skin with creams etc. throughout the week.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my review and I would love to hear which face masks you love! 

xox