Monthly Archives: September 2016

Glossybox – September 2016- RED edition

Hi guys!

It’s my favourite time of the months again! Glossybox time 🙂

This month was another special edition, the Editors choice- RED.

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When I opened the box I was pleasantly surprised that for the first time the box was not pink. YAY! I didn’t know that this month is going to be different so I was very excited to open the lid.

I knew from last months sneak peak that we will receive a sample sized Too Faced- Better Than Sex Mascara, and I was really excited to see if I got the waterproof or normal one. Read my August review by clicking here

On that note, let’s see what we got in the RED edition this month.

  1.  Too Faced- Better Than Sex mascara – I have heard so many good things about this mascara. Nearly all of the big beauty bloggers, vloggers and gurus have reviewed it and loved it so I am so excited to have a sample in my collection. I have only tried it once and I did like it. Time will tell if I love it as much as everyone else. RRP £19
  2. Rodial – Smokey Eye Pen – I was excited to try this pen out, as I mostly use liquid liners and eye shadow powders to create a smokey eye. Now I have swatched this and it feels really smooth and extremely easy to work with so I will definitely create a makeup look with this. I can’t wait. This is priced at £17
  3. L’Occitane- Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam– I actually have nt tried this yet apart from on my hands, as currently I am still using a spot treatment and will start using this as of this evening. I am excited to try it as it is supposed to have a lot of essential oils and anti-aging ingredient. I mean I am only 23 but you do have to start looking after your skin and wrinkles early. I am excited to have this added to evening cleansing routine. RRP £19 for 150ml
  4. Revlon- Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat– Unfortunately this is not something that will be used by me all that often. I get acrylic nails done every 2 weeks and I never just have nail varnish on. I will try it on my toenails, but will more than likely gift it to someone. I do think this is great if you do your own nails. RRP £7.99
  5. Vitamasques- Hydro Face Mask – This face mask promises to hydrate your skin for 120 hours!! It’s one of those full face sheet masks, that is circulating Pinterest and Instagram these days. I would never have bought it for its RRP £7.99 as I rather buy a mask that I can use more than once but I am excited to try it and if it works on my dry skin, I may re-purchase it. 

These are the 5 products that we got this month. I like how recently the products are more suitable for me and are things that I am excited to try. I love trying new skincare products as I want to build up a more regular routine. I am also grateful for the one use sample of The Body Shop- Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. I do love the body shop and I was actually about to do an online order when my Glossybox arrived, so I will give this mask a go before I order our shampoos. 

Overall I am really happy with the products this month and I cannot wait to try them all out. 

Love,

Fil, x

What did you think of this months Red edition? Sign up for your Glossybox here.

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All year round golden summer glow in rainy Britain – yes it’s possible!

Hey guys!

I’m sure you guys are aware that us lot in England unfortunately, do not get very great summers. Especially nothing like the Hungarian summers that I am used to. We are in September now so this was it for this year, and now we need to get ready for more rain and darker nights. (To be fair I have to admit that this summer has been the best I have seen over the last 10 or so years).

Now I was never a massive fan of fake tanning, or using sun beds since I absolutely do not want to look like an umpa lumpa and feel sticky and horrible. On the other hand, I really had enough of looking like a bleach advert with my very very VERY pale legs and arms and body really. I have tried so many different tans but none has seemed to work for me, they were all streaky, smelled horrible and made me orange. Now those days are over thanks to my all time favourite summer best friend- the Dove Summer Revived in Medium to Dark.

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Why do I love this?

  • Colour – This truly gives my skin a natural looking tan, it is not streaky, it looks even all around and even though I have a light skin tone, I believe the dark one is the best for me. Also, it is actually a brown tone, not an orange- win win all around really
  • Smell- Now this is definitely one of my favourite points- it does NOT make you smell like biscuits. Yes, you have read that right, no more cakey smell which is great, as that is definitely what I hate the most about fake tans.
  • Price- The products is so inexpensive, and it is usually on a 3 for 2 deal or half price deal. I got mine half priced and bought a few of them so it will last me until the next deals are on. Retails for just £7.99 but as I’ve said mine were under £4 which is such a bargain.
  • Is it long lasting? – YESS I love that I do not have to put this on everyday for it to look good, all I need to do is moisturise after every shower and then the colour lasts much longer. I only really use it twice or 3 times a week after a shower. It’s great I cannot fault it.

I am so happy with this product that I cannot recommend it enough. If you are like me and would like a long lasting truly natural looking tan for the summer as well as all year round, please give this a go and you will not be disappointed. The product comes in really large packaging and therefore lasts absolutely ages.

Thank you to Anna SacconeJoly as I have seen the product in her videos and I wanted to try it for myself as she always looks so beautiful and tanned. Thanks Anna 🙂 !

Love,
Fil, x

What tan do you use, if any? Give this Dove tanner a go and let me know what you think!!

Benefit KAbrow cream eyebrow gel- Is it worth the hype?

Hey guys,

I’m sure you all have heard of the new Benefit brow collection. I am a sucker recently for perfect eyebrows and when I have read all the positive reviews I had to grab one for myself. Now they have a LOT of varieties in their collection to suit everyone. I have really dark and thick natural eyebrows, therefore I wanted to go for the product that is buildable and will be able to give me fuller looking brows. If you like a more natural look, you will find that this Benefit range has a product for you, but the KAbrow is definitely the one for me. It is a cream gel formula, which seems to be the no1 choice these days.

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In the world of Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade, I think it is difficult for any brand to try and top that, since it seems to be the go-to product amongst beauty gurus, however after reading the reviews of it drying out fast and crumbling during application I opted for the KAbrow.

What I love the most about the KAbrow is that it is so easy to work with, the formula is great and it just blends so well. I also love the packaging, and that it comes with the perfect little eyebrow brush. All you need to do is flip the handle around and there you have the brush which is great for detail and precision.

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Another advantage of the benefit range is that once you get a colour match, you can purchase any other product from the collection in the same shade as they are all matching. My natural hair is a very dark brown, and I dye my hair black so I was looking to get a colour that matches my skin tone that is not too dark. I went for the colour number 5 which is a dark brown colour. The product is buildable and very pigmented therefore I am happy that I went to the Benefit counter to get them to match my colour as otherwise I probably would have picked the darkest shade which would have been a nightmare.

To sum up the above, the top reasons I love the Benefit KA-brow:

  • Great formula – easy to work with
  • Buildable colour- great for everyday and also for nights out and special occassions
  • Includes a brush in the lid – might look small but its great for the fine hair strokes
  • Stays in place without having to use any brow gel

I really find it difficult to find any cons of the KA-brow, however to name some, id say it doesn’t have a huge variety of colours -only 6- and it is priced at £18.50 which is a bit expensive. Saying that, I am very happy that I have finally decided to buy this and I think it will last me a long long time.

Find your perfect match here.

So is it worth the hype? – yes yes yes, I love it.

Love,
Fil, x

Do you guys have a favourite eyebrow product? Have you tried the Benefit brow range? Let me know in the comments.