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Brands and Bots – What’s the Deal?

A few weeks back, having reviewed a small brand with a great ethos and wonderful audience, I was followed by another start-up British brand. Having liked the look of their products, I gave them a follow, and then I ordered a few and waited patiently for them to arrive. All I received was an order confirmation, nothing else. No estimated shipping time, no invoice, nothing. I put it down to the brand being small and thought little of it. When the products took almost 2 weeks to arrive, I was anxious. The products, thankfully, were good, but the packaging was a little confusing. I decided to check the website to see if their was any advice on how to work the packaging. Not knowing the website, I quickly went through Instagram and noticed something suspicious; their following had grown exponentially, from around 2000 to over 9000 followers in the 2 weeks since I’d ordered, despite very little new content. Checking their following list, I noticed I’d been mysteriously unfollowed.… Read More Brands and Bots – What’s the Deal?

Health and Beauty

Review: Skinny Tan Express Mousse 1 Hour Tan

I’ve heard good things about Skinny Tan, but I also found some of their claims about their products a little outrageous. Enough fake tans will claim to give you a streak free finish only to leave you bitterly disappointed. This tanner claims to leave you with no orange colouration, and apparently contains natural ingredients which work with the skin, meaning you physically cannot streak it. It also apparently leaves no nasty smells. So I went in skeptical, but more than happy to put it to the test.… Read More Review: Skinny Tan Express Mousse 1 Hour Tan

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Review: Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

I won a Twitter giveaway recently, and the prize was a bottle of the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer. I’ve followed Too Faced for years, but have never either had the need or the money to buy any of their products. So I was suitably excited to give this product a whirl. The primer cost £27.00 and is a generous size, and is a little different to other primers I’ve used.… Read More Review: Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

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Review: Scrub Love Activated Charcoal Scrub

But over the years I’ve found exfoliation products to be a little hit and miss. Some products have so much scrubbing power it hurts whereas others have a few beads in them, so small you can hardly feel them working. I usually use mitts because they provide the best scrubbing power, and you can control it. But this month I was provided with an interesting exfoliation product in my Glossybox (read my full unboxing here); the Scrub Love Activated Charcoal Scrub, and a little scrubbing pad to go with it. I was so excited to try it out, and today I finally opened up the packet and gave it a go!… Read More Review: Scrub Love Activated Charcoal Scrub

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Review: Glow Cult Cosmetics Unicorn Oil

Isn’t Pinterest amazing? I find most of my beauty products through it. It’s very easy to want something when you see how it looks on someone else. That’s the story with this product. When I saw a picture of a girl with perfect dutch braids and a gorgeous, shimmery, pink glow on her cheeks, I was desperate to copy her look. The fact that the product she attributed the glow was called ‘Unicorn Oil’ sold it. I clicked the link and added it to my cart before I even checked the brand!… Read More Review: Glow Cult Cosmetics Unicorn Oil

Health and Beauty

First Impressions: Bloomtown Botanicals The Spring Face Mask

The major ethos of Bloomtown Botanicals is their dedication to using no palm oil. It’s easy to go cruelty free these days, but virtually everything has palm oil in, so this is a complete win for me! On top of being palm oil free, it’s also free from animal products, wheat, sulfates, SLSs, parabens, synthetic colours, detergents and fragrance. So you know it’s good all round, both for you and the world around you!… Read More First Impressions: Bloomtown Botanicals The Spring Face Mask

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Foundation Techniques: Which Applicator is Best?

I’m going to apply foundation onto my face 8 times, because I’m genuinely curious as to which technique comes out on top. I’ll be using 2 foundations; my absolute holy grail foundation (Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Foundation) and a foundation I have several issues with (L’Oreal Infallible 24hr Matte Foundation). I’ll be using four techniques for each; classic finger blending, the beauty blender, brushing with a traditional foundation brush and using an oval brush.… Read More Foundation Techniques: Which Applicator is Best?

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Worth the Hype? The Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

But as I eagerly awaited the arrival of my package, I started to think; Why did I want this palette so much? I did like highlighters, and in all honestly this palette probably started my obsession with them! But it was so expensive, difficult to replace and just another palette. The fact that it was impossible to get probably helped! There was such a hype surrounding this palette, to the extent that people got genuinely excited for me when I announced on Twitter I’d managed to buy one. Was it honestly going to be worth it?… Read More Worth the Hype? The Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit