Glow Recipe – Skincare Serum – Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum

Glow Recipe’s Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum is a Cult Beauty favourite for good reason. This vitamin c serum brightens and evens out skin tone while diminishing the appearance of dark spots. I absolutely love it!

It is a brightening and even tone serum that is jam packed with vitamin c, ferulic acid vitamin E, guava extract and gentle resurfacing agents.

I have been using this product for a while, often after the Glow Recipe’s Plum Plump hyaluronic acid serum, and it has helped to improve the overall appearance of my skin.

This vitamin c serum is super lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. This pink serum itself has a light, refreshing scent – a softer guava Rubicon drink vibe – and makes my skin feel smooth and radiant with gentle exfoliation every use.

As this is a vitamin c product – use either in the evening or before your SPF!

I’ve been using it both morning and night, and I’ve noticed a significant difference in the overall appearance of my skin. My complexion looks brighter and more even, and I’ve also noticed a decrease in the appearance of dark spots, as well as hyperpigmentation from my adult acne. This serum has also decreased the number of breakouts I get – and it has replaced my standalone spot treatment!

Price: £41.00 from Cult Beauty, an UK Exclusive Retailer.

Rating: *****

LANEIGE – Lip Treatment Balm

LANEIGE is a Korean beauty brand that is known for its high quality products, and as you all know – I am big on my Asian skincare. Their attention to the quality and science behind their ingredients really makes them your skins best friend in delivering quick, and visible results.

LANEIGE’s Lip Treatment Balm is a repairing and nourishing lip balm that contains coconut oil and peptides and adenosine all wrapped up in this pearlised balm.

The Lip Treatment is a thick and creamy balm that comes in a cute baby pink compact with a built in applicator to keep it clean and sanitary.


It has a sweet but subtle, coconut scent and leaves the lips feeling soft and hydrated – with a cooling effect causing pleasurable tingles (not like a menthol burn sensation). It also has a lovely pearlised finish that makes my lips look healthy and plump, with a subtle glow.

I’ve been using this lip treatment for a few weeks now, and I absolutely love it!

It’s very nourishing and my lips feel so soft and repaired after using it, and I can definitely see a difference in the appearance of my lips. My lips look healthier and more hydrated since using this lip balm.

The balm is really effective at nourishing and repairing my lips. They’re softer and smoother, and the pigments give them a lovely pearlescent finish.


If you’re looking for a affordable and nourishing lip balm, then I would definitely recommend the LANEIGE Lip Treatment.

Bottom Line: I highly recommend this lip treatment to anyone, especially if you’re looking for a Korean-inspired beauty product. It’s definitely worth the price and it will leave your lips feeling moisturised and repaired.

Price: 
£22.00 from Cult Beauty
£22.00 from BeautyBay.com
£22.00 from YesStyle.com – get 15% off with ‘RHXO2021’
£22.00 from LookFantastic.com – get £5 off £25 with this link.

Rating: *****

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First Aid Beauty – Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream – PR {Gifted}

Looking for a brightening eye cream that can help you achieve a more youthful appearance? First Aid Beauty’s Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream may be just what you need!

This premium eye cream is formulated with niacinamide, which has been shown to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.

Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a powerful ingredient that brightens and evens out the skin tone. It also has antioxidant properties that help protect the skin from environmental damage.

This eye cream is lightly-scented and quickly absorbs into the skin, delivering intense hydration. It is also cruelty-free and suitable for all skin types as well as being perfect for those who are concerned about the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

I loved how quickly this plumped my eyes up, and helped dim my dark circles from the first use due to the radiant peach micro-pearls which added a lovely glow-dewy look.

The formula didn’t clog my pores, or cause any eye irritation – even on a few super hot and therefore sweaty summer days- it didn’t cause my makeup to peel either. I did use this instead of a eyeshadow primer as a base for some more subtle looks, as the micro-pearls really enhanced a basic nude eye.

Bottom Line: One of the better eye creams I have tried, beneficial for those who have sensitive eyes and would like additional glow. Those who do not like the extra sparkle might not like this one though!

Price: £30.00 from LookFantastic.com – get £5 off £25 with this link.

Rating: ***

Wella’s System Professional – Solar Sun UV Hair Oil – PR {Gifted}

Wella’s System Professional Solar Sun Oil is a hair oil that provides UV protection and is ideal for beach days or any time you want to protect your hair from the sun when you’ll be spending time outdoors.

The oil conveniently comes in a handy travel size, so it’s perfect for taking on the go! You can also get a bigger version to refill when getting low.

I love that it has a light, refreshing scent and leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy. The oil is lightweight and non-greasy, making it perfect for use on all hair types. These means I can protect my hair simply and easily without feeling greasy or looking like I have product in. It doesn’t have a strong smell, and it washes out very easy so build up isn’t an issue.

This sun oil protects via their HelioGuard technology so your hair can stay vibrant for longer with less damage from the harmful UV rays. The avocado oil prevents against moisture loss, whilst the cationic polymers help repair damaged hair.

I teamed it up with Systems hydrating shampoo and repair mask (in lieu of conditioner) one I got home to wash away the sand and day, and reintroduce moisture to my hair after a long day relaxing in the sun. 

Bottom Line: So if you’re looking for a hair oil that can do it all, be sure to try System Professional Solar Sun Oil. Your hair –and scalp– will thank you for it!

Price: £22.00 from LookFantastic.comget £5 off £25 with this link.

Rating: ***

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Natasha Denona – Glam Face Palette in Light

This Natasha Denona Face Palette in Light, is a beautiful all-in-one palette that has everything you need for stunning makeup look. The palette includes five eyeshadows, a highlighter, and a blusher in one sleek designed premium package. I’m a huge fan of minimalist makeup, so this palette is right up my alley, and the perfect addition to my makeup bag.

The eyeshadows are rich and pigmented, with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. They blend easily and can be used to create a variety of looks, from natural to smoky. They’re all very wearable, but still have some depth and dimension to them. I love the highlighter in this palette, it gives a beautiful glow without being too glittery. The blusher is the perfect shade for adding a bit of colour to the face.


This palette is perfect for those who want a premium makeup look without spending a lot of money on individual products, or want one co-ordinated palette to be their makeup version of a capsule wardrobe.

The eyeshadows are absolutely gorgeous. The highlighter is also beautiful. It’s not too glittery or over-the-top, but it still gives you a nice glow. And the blush is the perfect shade for my skin tone. I’m really impressed with this palette. It’s perfect for everyday wear, and it has everything you need in one compact little package. Plus, the quality is impeccable. If you’re looking for a premium makeup option, this is definitely it!


Bottom Line: Overall, this face palette is a great option if you want a versatile, all-in-one option. It’s perfect for minimalist makeup lovers or anyone who wants to simplify their beauty routine.

Price: 
£54.00 from Cult Beauty
£54.00 from LookFantastic.com – get £5 off £25 with this link.

Rating: *****


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Glow Recipe – Skincare Serum – Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid

If you’re looking for a hyaluronic acid serum that will give you deep hydration, healthy skin, Glow Recipe’s option is a great choice. This cult status Korean skincare brand is known for their quality ingredients and this serum is no exception.

Hyaluronic acid is a great addition to any skincare routine. Known for being dry skin’s BFF, hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate and plump the skin by helping its stretch and flex, and and in turn reducing skin wrinkles and lines.

It has also proven to help wounds heal faster and can reduce scarring, so this can help with any cuts, or spots and aid better healing.


The additional benefit of Glow Recipe’s addition of juicy Kakadu, Illawarra, and Burdekin plum means that this serum in particular boasts high concentrations of anti-inflammatory vitamin C and contains minerals like magnesium, calcium, zinc, & potassium.

The Plum Plump serum has a light, gel-like consistency that absorbs quickly into the skin, and I like to use it before pairing with my CeraVe moisturiser. I’ve been using this serum for a few weeks now and my skin looks and feels great. I definitely notice a difference in my skin’s hydration levels and my complexion looks more even.

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a quality hyaluronic acid serum, I would highly recommend Glow Recipe’s option.

Price: £37.00 from Cult Beauty, an UK Exclusive Retailer.

Rating: ****

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!

Lifestyle – Simone Thomas Salon, Westbourne – My Hair Cut Experience – PR {Gifted}

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A beautiful salon, with friendly and professional colleagues!

I was kindly invited by Tegan, head of the Salon’s press team to experience a pampering hair cut and treatment at the Simone Thomas salon situated in Westbourne, Bournemouth. Please note I received this experience as complimentary in exchange for a review!

IMG_1139As soon as I entered the salon I was greeted with a very friendly “Good Afternoon!” and shown my way to the chicest waiting area ever – it was definitely my aesthetic. I was asked if I would like a beverage, so I chose my go to apple juice. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that’s my “I’m having my hair done.” drink – I’m very predictable. 

I was then approached by my hair stylist, Ashleigh, who is a Senior Stylist and Colourist at the Salon; and we discussed what I wanted today and to discuss the general health of my hair.

IMG_1116First off, wow! – you could tell Ashleigh knew her stuff! Straight off the bat she could guess my hair routine just from my hair condition. She also pointed out where I had severe breakage from my straightener addiction – Why did none of you guys tell me I was missing a huge chunk of my hair at the side?!

Moving on, we discussed how to sort out and even my breakages, and how we can add layers to thin out my hair as it was getting warmer, and what I would like from my Olaplex treatment.

I was lead to the hair basins to get my hair shampooed and treated using my personally recommended Olaplex treatment. Mine was a three step process where the treatment is left on in intervals to help penetrate my hair. Once my hair treatment was finished, I had my hair conditioned and towel dried awaiting my cut. Back in my throne, I was given a top up of my apple juice and a few cookies to nibble on, whilst Ashleigh got to work in giving me a two inch cut off the length and layers to help style my hair. 

IMG_1094My experience happened a few weeks before posting – before the March 23rd lockdown in the UK – and I was very impressed with the preventative steps I was seeing to help reduce the spread. I could clearly see the staff spraying down chairs, side tables and mirrors with disinfectants between clients and routinely. I felt very safe knowing how much the staff here were safeguarding their clients. But this isn’t all that Simone Thomas does for her clients – I was told by Ashleigh about their new well being range as well as the amazing work that happens upstairs in their hair loss clinic.

After my hair was cut, I was treated to a blow dry and we both decided to curl my hair to make the most out of my recent layers and to make my hair colour pop! I felt absolutely amazing afterwards – my hair felt so nourished and smooth from my Olaplex treatment and my cut hit all of my personal expectations!

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Pixi Beauty – Eye Reflections Shadow Palettes – PR

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A beautiful collection of neutral, every day shades, or shimmering delights!

I was very lucky to receive these products from Pixi Beauty’s PR List for me to review for my blog – Please note I received this complimentary!

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Natural Beauty Eye Shadow Palette

I love these new formulas of these eye shadows, they’re such an improvement on the previous ones. The amount of fallout has decreased, yet the pigmentation is a wonderful improvement. These eye shadows have a long lasting formula with added Vitamin E to nourish and protect the eye area during wear. The micro fine Mica is brilliant at adding lustre without adding chunky glitter found else where. The lustre they create is subtle or build-able depending on how its applied – wet or dry!

The two new palettes are available in either Natural Beauty, a stunning array of neutrals and browns, or Reflex Light, which is a diverse collection of golden, red and mauve shades. The Natural Beauty palette composed of matte and shimmer shades to help define and contour the eye area, where as the Reflex Light palette is an all shimmer bonanza!

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Reflex Light Palette

Bottom Line: Decide between beautiful, neutral shades for day time escapades or stunningly sparkling shades – either way, you’re on to a winner.

Price: £24.00 each at @ Pixi Beauty.

Rating: ****

 

 

BEAUTY DEALS – MARCH 2018 – BEAUTYBAY.COM – Save The More You Buy!! Up to 30% Sitewide, ICONIC LONDON – 20% Off Everything!! MISSGUIDED AND OTHERS!

So, here are all the beauty offers I have found for March 2018 which are as follows…

All Banners/Images take you straight to the offer and brand website – keep an eye out for special promo codes as you will need to enter these at the checkout!

  • BEAUTYBAY.COM;

They’re offering all of you makeup lovers a range of discounts depending on how big your haul is – getting ready for the Easter Haul-i-day!
If you spend £50 they’ll give you 20% off, Spend £80 you get 25% off making it a tasty £60 haul and then Spend £120, your haul becomes £84 – Saving £36!!!!!
Perfect time to complete your Anastasia Beverly Hills collection!!!!

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Also just to update you lovelies, Beauty Bay have just stocked three new and exclusive Morphe makeup brush sets! Here are the new deets on these new brush sets;

  • Exclusive Elite II Eyeshadow Brush Trio

Featuring three essential eye tools for creating flawless eye looks, Exclusive Elite II Eyeshadow Brush Trio makes buffing and blending effortless. Made from synthetic fibres, the carefully designed brushes have super soft bristles for high pigment coverage.

  • Exclusive Elite II 4-Piece Complexion Brush Set

Featuring four face brushes, Exclusive Elite II 4 Piece Complexion Brush Set has everything you need to create a flawless base. Apply, conceal and buff foundation and concealer like a pro with this comprehensive must-have set.

  • Exclusive Rose Gold 6-Piece Brush Set

Exclusive Rose Gold 6 Piece Contour Brush Set features six super soft brushes specifically designed to provide a flawlessly contoured finish. Masterfully sculpting and defining your cheekbones, jawline and nose, this incredible set is a makeup bag essential

Click here or the banner below to see the new, stunning brushes!!!

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  • Iconic London:

They’re offering a tasty 20% off their site! CODE NEEDED; FLASH20, just get shopping!

View this offer here, or click the banner below!

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  • MISSGUIDED;

Missguided are offering 24% off EVERYTHING with the code ‘gogogo′ !! Spruce up your wardrobe with this adorable offer!

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