Blogtober 2017/Comic Book Inspired Makeup, General, Health and Beauty

Blogtober – Comic Book Inspired Makeup – Day 2 – Wonder Woman!

If you haven’t seen Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman movie, with Gal Gadot fantastically filling the titular role, where have you been?! This is by far the best movie of the year, and is currently holding up the entire DCEU on it’s own (I’m praying that Justice League will at least be good!). As a movie about a strong female character, and directed by a strong woman, only one word can describe it for me; iconic. Don’t tell me the “No Man’s Land” scene, where Diana ignores every man telling her not to go up onto the battle field and does it anyway, didn’t invoke at least a little emotion from you. It was the first time I’d seen a female character look at a man telling her what to do and completely scorn his advice, and end up leading the men. The very first time a female character has not looked to men and asked “what do we do now?”. Yup, iconic is the perfect word.… Read More Blogtober – Comic Book Inspired Makeup – Day 2 – Wonder Woman!

Blogtober 2017/Comic Book Inspired Makeup, General, Health and Beauty

Blogtober – Comic Book Inspired Makeup – Day 1 – Batman!

I’m secretly a huge comic book nerd, right down to the reading. I’m a firm DC comics fan (soz Marvel, you’re cool too though!) and I decided a while ago that I wanted to start creating a few makeup looks based on characters from my favourite comics. I asked on Twitter what people thought, and I got an overwhelmingly positive response with more than 90% of 33 participants saying I should do one look every day in October. So I wrote my list and got started today!
The first look is based on a very iconic character – Batman. Everyone knows who Batman is – we grew up with the animated series and one incarnation of him on the silver screen (Ben Affleck is currently doing a pretty stellar job!). Batman was an obvious first choice for me – I’m a huge fan of the batfam in general and yes; every member will be featured in this series.… Read More Blogtober – Comic Book Inspired Makeup – Day 1 – Batman!

Health and Beauty, Subscription Boxes

Why I Cancelled my Birchbox Subscription

But I have decided that along with shelving the monthly subscription box posts, I’m also cancelling my Birchbox subscription. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while, but when I received my July box and opened it up with an emotion of pure indifference I realised it wasn’t worth the monthly fee any more. I kept up until July to see what the Birthday Treat was (I’m guessing an extra sample, unless everyone else got 6 this month?), but I couldn’t get excited for the contents. Having a quick glance, I closed the box without really taking it in. I wasn’t disappointed, just underwhelmed. It was time to close my Birchbox account and kiss goodbye to that monthly gift.… Read More Why I Cancelled my Birchbox Subscription

Health and Beauty

Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics GLO Illuminator

In the June Glossybox came this product: The Manna Kadar Cosmetics Glo Illuminator. I was really excited when this first came out of the box, and swatching it onto the back of my hand it gave a really pigmented rose-gold glow. I couldn’t wait to try it out properly! Today I decided to give it a go, by mixing it into my foundation! Applying one pump of my foundation to my oval buffing brush, I carefully squeezed a generous amount of this illuminator on top and blended the mixture onto my face.… Read More Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics GLO Illuminator

Health and Beauty

Review: Sparklea Nail Polish “Mer-Maid You Laugh” Collection

I saw another blogger (who’s name I stupidly didn’t save, so if this is you I’m very sorry! Please tell me so I can credit/link you if you think it’s you!) rave about a brand called Sparklea. Checking them, I noticed it was a small brand, and Rachel loves a small brand. I was already sold though, because the collection being promoted was called “Mer-Maid You Laugh!”. So I bought one of each and excitedly waited for them to turn up!… Read More Review: Sparklea Nail Polish “Mer-Maid You Laugh” Collection

Health and Beauty, Small Brand Spotlight

Small Brand Spotlight: Indy Luxe

First under the spotlight is the small, up and coming makeup brush brand Indy Luxe! If you follow as many bloggers as I do on social media, you’ve probably heard of Indy Luxe – their affiliate program is being promoted by a fair few bloggers! They’re responsible for creating some beautiful, Instagram worthy makeup brushes that are an absolute bargain! Being so blogger friendly, I thought they’d be the perfect first brand to feature under the spotlight. Thankfully, they agreed, so the new series is officially born!… Read More Small Brand Spotlight: Indy Luxe

Health and Beauty

The Tanning Diary: St. Moriz Fast Tan

Another day, another fake tanner. It seems all I’m testing right now are fake tans. I won a pile of them in a giveaway, and so I’ve been exploring the possibilities! I’m a big fan of tinted mousses, and I’ve had some great experiences with them (see my comparison of Skinny tan and Solait here). Toady, I reached for the last express/fast tan in my collection, the St/ Moriz Fast Tan!… Read More The Tanning Diary: St. Moriz Fast Tan

Health and Beauty

Fake Tanning: Budget or Blowout – Skinny Tan vs. Solait

Today, having spent 2 weeks trying to scrub off a slightly streaky tan, I decided to put two products to the test. I decided to see how my Skinny Tan Express Mousse 1 Hour Tan held up against a cheaper, but nearly identical alternative, Solait Mousse Express Tan Dark. The Solait product was sent to me in the giveaway – I did not choose the colour and have no idea if it comes in a lighter shade. I’ve already tried and tested the Skinny Tan product – read my review of that here.… Read More Fake Tanning: Budget or Blowout – Skinny Tan vs. Solait

Festivals 2017, Health and Beauty

Festivals 2017: Festival Glitter, Luna Beam and DISCOUNT CODES!!!!!

Where can you get some festival glitter? I recommend Luna Beam! They’re super amazing and their collection is a super sparkly box of all things beautiful! They kindly offered me a selection of 5 samples and although Royal Mail did their best to intercede and lost my initial package, I finally got my hands on my sample packets and have been playing with them ever since!… Read More Festivals 2017: Festival Glitter, Luna Beam and DISCOUNT CODES!!!!!