My Beauty Must Haves – What’s In My Kit? – 2022

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A new year marks the start of a new collection.

As you can see from my blog, my beauty and skincare goals have evolved as the years go on – taking bits from different trends to create my own favourite style.

I decided with us entering a brand new year I would declutter my makeup bag – out with the old  – and probably expired! – in with the new products to rejuvenate my zest for makeup.

Also probably saving my skin from an abundance of breakouts – please remember to adhere to expiry dates and use by on your cosmetics your skin will thank you!

To start, I sat down and thought about what I would like from my make up kit – did I want full coverage? Sheer coverage? Was I looking for subtle or bold colours? Drugstore or Premium? Did I want my routine to be a quick 15minutes or a self indulgent few hours? From here I was able to decide on my new ultimate kit!

First I wanted a new bag for my new items, so I decided to kill two birds and buy some new mini brushes from Spectrum Collections as their ‘The High Flyer’ collection is half price at £25 and includes an adorable light pink and rose gold case. Use that link for an extra 15% off.

I made up my mind and wanted my new kit to offer me sheer coverage with subtle bronzer and blush, but products that I could easily build up coverage in case I needed fuller coverage. This is what I bought to suit my new look;

I’ll be showing off my new makeup over the upcoming weeks on my Instagram as well as on here, so keep your eyes open for the in-depth reviews!

New Year, New Discounts!

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Happy New Year!
Here are the first discounts of the New Year!

If you’re looking for all up to date offers, you can see them by clicking here!

If I don’t use it or trust it – I won’t promote it!
These are my genuine favourite sites/brands to buy from.

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Ever seen a luxury makeup brand that you couldn’t find online?

Well Beauty Bay is your dream come true. They carry brands that are scarce for the UK Market.

Spectrum Collections are taking Instagram and the beauty world by storm with their chic, luxurious and vegan friendly brushes! They have brushes to suit everyone’s aesthetic.

You can get 15% off your order with my special link! 

Cult Beauty are beauty curators. Rather than selling full beauty lines, they’ve created a shop where every product is chosen by a world-class expert panel – giving you the “cult favourites”.

Use this code to get £5 off your order!

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The Pro Co. have a huge array of natural products ranging from retinol creams to charcoal teeth whitening kits!

You can find my most up to date 15% off discount code here!
YesStyle.com is the home for all things Korean when it comes to beauty and fashion!  You can find brands from Corsx to Laniege, to Tony Moly all in one shop!

Use the code “RHXO2021” for 10% off your orders!

Revolution Beauty are the masterminds behind many budget friendly makeup brands including XX and numerous collabs.

Use my special link for £5 off your order!

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Space NK is the number one destination for my skincare purchases. Their staff are very knowledgeable and more than happy to give you a personal consultation in store to find the best products suited to your skin.

Use this link for £10 off your first order of £40!.
Lili Margo have a skincare routine and set for every type of skin. Invented and produced in France, they create moments of pleasure and relaxation.

Find my most up to date discount here, as well as how to join their team.

Nail’s Inc are one of the most popular nail varnish companies and they’ve branched out into skincare. You can find sheet masks and makeup galore!

As well as a free fullsized nail varnish on any £35 spend, here!

~ Lifestyle & Self Care ~

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Add your aesthetic to your living space with Desenio prints.

With their Personal Shopper page you can narrow down your perfect wall art.

Find the most up to date 10% off discount code here.
The other place I get my wardrobe from is New Look. I loved this store during my Uni days and I just can’t give it up!

They have budget friendly, fashionable, great quality clothing!

Find their latest seasonal garments here!
If you’re looking to indulge in Self Care, look no further than Neom Organics. 

Their array of aromatherapy oils, skincare and home items are perfect for adding wellbeing to your life.

Get 20% discount code here!

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Eylure – Enchanted Limited Collection – Power Flower

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Wispy, lightweight eye lashes that create a naturally but full look!

These lashes balance volume with length due to the mix of long and short lashes. As they’re spaced out and not compacted into a black block, these are stunning for use with daily outings and events without making you look over done – subtle but noticeable. They’re wispy and very lightweight which makes them comfortable to wear, and the band flexes easy allowing a better fit to your natural lash line.

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As with all Eylure eyelashes – these come with the adhesive included. The thing I love about Eylure’s adhesive is that it comes with an easy to use applicator to allow precise application of the glue due to its flat and tapered end!

These are very easy to apply and remove – I can apply these using my fingers alone or along with a pair of tweezers, or using the Eylure applicator tool.

Bottom Line: These eyelashes are perfect for a daytime event, or for everyday wear as opposed to their more glamorous, fuller luxe collection eye lashes.

Price: £5.95 from False Eyelashes .co.uk

Rating: ****

Sleek Makeup – i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette – A New Day – ABH Soft Glam Dupe?!?

Firstly, massive THANK YOU! to Sleek Makeup for this huge haul for me to try out and review for my lovely followers!!!

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The first item I will be reviewing from this collection is their A New Day palette which is a stunning array of on-trend blushed neutrals, oranges and browns! Please note, I did receive this item complimentary from Sleek Makeup!

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This palette boasts 12 neutral shades for you to mix and match to create your own subtle, glamorous looks which are on trend. You get warm brown shades to define and smoke out your looks, and beautiful light shimmer shades to help highlight and create halo looks.

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Whilst I was using this palette I wasn’t surprised at the creaminess and the lack of fallout – Sleek Makeup eye shadow are brilliant value and great quality. I’ve always been excited when they release a new i-Divine! These eye shadows are creamy to apply, not dusty, blend well and are very pigmented considering their cost point! They also last a long while without eye shadow primer, so if you’re in a rush to get out the door these will stay put for hours without necessary prep time!

One thing that I did notice is how similar the palette it is to my Anastasia’s Beverly Hill’s Soft Glam palette which my boyfriend bought me. The colours are very similar, apart from the stunning foiled shadows and the brighter orange. The basic shadows are all the same hues, and can be built up to match the vividness of the ABH shadows, but there is a lack of pigmented, foiled shades to complete the Sleek palette.

This palette is perfect for matte, neutral looks but if you want more glamorous, showstopping with glitter on top shadows, then you’ll need to team it up with another palette!

Bottom Line: Lovely pigmented, great colour pay off eye shadows that are worth the price!

Price: £8.99 at Boots.com.

Rating: ****

Serenity Facials – Hydro-Feel Mask – PR

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A blemish battling, skin softening hydrating face mask!

I was gifted this from Serenity Facials in return for my honest review on this product, and they also threw in a cute silicon face mask applicator brush!

So, first impressions; I thought this looked like a standard face mask from the consistency and then I was hit with a pleasant mint aroma – which is from the added peppermint essential oil, which adds a lovely menthol cooling effect to the mask on application. The mask is perfect for those with blemishes as it isn’t drying and contains honey which is a natural anti-bacterial agent. Yay, nature! 

It has Dead Sea mineral mud in it to draw out impurities that could cause blemishes, as well as coconut oil to increase the anti-bacterial properties! Basically, this mask is so jammed packed with nutrients, vitamins and anti-bacterial agents to combat any spots – and it doesn’t dry your skin out due to hydrating natural oils and butters it contains.

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As you know I have combination skin, which is either dry as hell or oily on my T-zone, and this has managed to combat each section without exacerbating my skin conditions! I love to use this currently on any rogue spots.

What I love the most about  this mask is that it does not dry and is removed with a damp cloth and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. One of the reasons I do not usually get on with face masks, especially clay masks, is because they tend to over dry my skin when they harden and dry up – which in turn causes damage to my skin and more spots!

Bottom Line: If you’re hesitant to trying clay face masks due to the drying nature of them and often find that your skins gets worse or red after using them – give this a go. It never dries so your skin is never tightened, or irritated!

Price: £19.95 at Serenity Facials

Rating: ****

 

Lush – Toner Water – Eau Roma Water

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An incredibly refreshing, lavender and rose water toner spray!

This is my first go at a Lush toner water spray! They have numerous ones to choose from – a tea tree one, a sea breeze aloe vera one, and this lavender and rose water one.

I decided to take this one as its boasted as “aromatherapy in a spray” due to the lavender and rose water – and it is soothing and relaxing. I love using this before bed due to the lavender soothing nature. The rose water helps to calm any redness where as the lavender water, as well as soothe, balances the skin.

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I have used this bottle for two weeks, and I am very excited to purchase the big version when it runs out. It has helped keep my skin matte for longer – I sometimes get very oily after toning and cleansing my skin. It also helps moisturise my skin which helps me with my morning routines.

Bottom Line: Aromatherapy and toning all in one magnificent bottle!

Price: £4.95 at Lush

Rating: *****

 

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Glow Kit – Moonchild

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Amazing quality and value – a little highlight goes a long way!

I decided to get this palette as I’m a huge ABH Glow Kit fan, ever since I glanced at one in Sephora! This one is the same high quality, and high pigmented that is standard for ABH cosmetics.

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The colours are all pastel, with some duo-chromatic shades such as Blue Ice. They’re amazing to use as highlights or as some light, shimmery eye-shadows. The shades are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way, and can create unique galactic looks.

Bottom Line: An amazing glow kit for out of this world highlight – but sadly I’m still obsessed with my Nicole G kit and prefer that for day-to-day glow!

Price: £39 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: ****

Click here for my other Anastasia Beverly Hills reviews! 

BEAUTY DEALS – OCTOBER 2017 – BEAUTYBAY.COM – DROPPED THE PRISM PALETTE!, BareMinerals, e.l.f. cosmetics!

 

So, here are all the beauty offers I have found for October 2017 which are as follows…

All Banners take you straight to the offer and brand website – keep an eye out for special promo codes!

BeautyBay.com;

URGENT INFO BEAUTY BABES!
THEY’VE JUST DROPPED THE PRISM PALETTE BY ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS!

Click here or the image to get your hands on this coveted palette that has taken Instagram by storm!

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They’ve also restocked the beautiful Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette! Which you can find here, cause it is sooooo pretty!

Beauty bay is stocking so many good brands these days! It’s my number one hub for all my beauty supplies!

  • BareMinerals:
    BareMinerals are currently doing numerous code offers until the 31st October, such as:

    Deluxe Skinlongevity Serum & Face Primer with all £35+ orders using the offer code ‘CARE’!!!


    You can also get Free Standard Delivery on all orders over £35 which is automatically added at checkout! 😀
    Click here or the banner to take advantage of these beauty deals! 
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  • e.l.f. Cosmetics:
    So to make our beauty deal hunting easier, e.l.f. have made a new offer page! Make sure to check this out frequently as their deals change daily!

    They’re currently offering FREE BOLD LIP KIT with all orders over £25 when you use the code code ‘BOLDLIP‘!!

    Remember they have free standard delivery on orders over £25!


    Click here or the banner to view their spiffy new offers page!

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Beauty Deals – June 2017 – BeautyBay.com – 3 FOR 2 on Jeffree Star Cosmetics!

So, BeautyBay.com are having a huge promotion on Jeffree Star cosmetics by offering 3 for 2 on all items in the range! 

Yes, I do mean the complete Jeffree Star range including the amazing Skin Frosts, Lip Ammunition and Velour Liquid Lipsticks! You can shop the offer by clicking here or the image below!

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You can find all of my Jeffree Star cosmetic reviews here! 

And whats even better is that BeautyBay.com are offering this uber goodie bag filled with Anastasia Beverly Hills, Marco Badescu, The Works and many more!! This goodie bag is valued at over £75 – but free on orders over £80!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Cream Contour Kit – Fair

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An easy blend-able contour kit that is perfect for all different contoured looks from slightly sun-kissed to deeply bronzed.

This is my first ever high-end contour kit, and it is now a staple for all of my foundation and contour needs. I decided to get the kit in fair, to ensure that it isn’t too dark as I rarely do strong contouring for my daily MOTD.

This kit comes with six shades, meaning you can blend the shades for the perfect match;

  • Soft Light – Great for highlighting.
  • Lustre – Perfect for strobing.
  • Fair – Great for concealing.
  • Fawn – Ideal for contouring.
  • Shadow – Designed for shading.
  • Mink – Provides the ultimate shading and definition.

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The cream consistency makes it incredibly easy to blend, allowing you to create a build-able contour for whatever your style. It isn’t oily to apply, and doesn’t oxidise – meaning the colours stay the correct shade and doesn’t turn you into a bright orange oompa-loompa!

There is a lot of product in the pans – which makes it feel good value for money, and these kits come in various shades to match any skin tone.

Bottom Line: Amazing quality and value – a little goes a long way!

Price: £39 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: *****