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Jouer Cosmetics 2021 Holiday Collection | New Launch

Still looking for last minute Christmas/ New Years gifts? Then keep on reading this post. If you guys are following me on Instagram, you already know how big of a fan I am of Jouer cosmetics. Today, I am going to share with you the holiday sets from Jouer cosmetics.

Best of nudes

This set includes 6 piece lip set. It includes 3 deluxe lip creme and 3 glosses, all in nude shades.

Set contains:

Amaryllis lip gloss

Cherie lip gloss

Rose Claire lip gloss

biscous lip creme

Bare rose lip Creme

Fleur lip Creme

Essential Lip Enhancer Sweet Deluxe Trio

A $36 value set of three deluxe mini lip treatments in Vanilla and new flavors Pumpkin Spice and Glazed Maple.

I have been a huge fan of Jouer cosmetics lip enhancer, and I am so happy to have them in different flavours!

Le Mini Dip Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette

Six high pigment shimmering foil and matte eye shades in stunning metallics and complementary pigmented neutrals. Create natural looks or add drama with one swipe. The formula is clean, crease-resistant and talc free. Comes with a built-in mirror for easy application

The formula is very buttery, I love all the shades!

Long-Wear Lip Topper

The best-selling hydrating, shimmering Lip Toppers are back! A non-sticky shimmer formula made with Coconut Oil to instantly refresh your matte lip color

It comes in two shades:

skinny dip and rose gold


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I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Alia xoxo

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Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

As Christmas is fast approaching, you may need some last minute gift ideas. In todays post, I will be sharing some incredible skincare and makeup sets with you all. If you are still stuck and need help, I got your back!

Environ Healthy skincare set

Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

Products Included:

AVST Moisturiser 1-5 (one of your choice)
Vita-Peptide Eye Gel


Low Foam Cleansing Gel or Mild Cleansing Lotion
Moisturising Toner

Revival Masque – 50ml Full-Size


RAD Antioxidant SPF15 Sun Cream – 5ml

Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

This set comes with so many gorgeous products and will make the perfect present for your loved one.


Avance Moisturiser – 5ml

Environ Micro-Needling Skin Serenity Gift Set

Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

This set includes

  • Cosmetic Roll-CIT
  • New Youth Serience Night Serum
  • Peptide Enriched Frown Serum

Jane Iredale Dazzle and Shine eyebrow kit

Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

This set includes:

Brunette GreatShape Eyebrow Kit & Dark

Brunette Retractable Brow Pencil

Free of charge: Basic Black Eye Pencil

Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

Antipodes Glow ritual vitamin c serum

I’ve been testing the vitamin C serum by antipodes for over 2 weeks now. My skin is loving it! This serum is unlike any other vitamin c serum. It has a very nice glowy finish. You can use it on its own too, or add it on the high points of your face for a glow. This serum has left my skin very glowing, bright and clear. Brighten up someone’s Christmas by getting them this serum.

Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

Olixa, has been a fav brand of mine. I am addicted to their Kakadu plum, gummy facial cleanser. I’ve spoken about it various times on my instagram stories and feed post. The texture is amazing! And the experience alone is everything. Do check this cleanser out, you will love it so will your loved one.

Olixa launched a new product which is their mushroom facial mist. I was meaning to review it. So as I have tested it out, I thought why not to share my thoughts here. It is such a gorgeous light weight formula which hydrates my skin so well! I love using this after cleansing. My serums go smoothly on top. Do check this facial mist out! You’ll love it so much as much as I do- and I promise so will your loved ones!

Gallinée

Face Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar face toner to soothe & reduce redness in sensitive skins, purify & exfoliate oily skin. Prebiotics and gentle acids support the skin microbiome.


Pores look smaller, skin is brighter.

Smart skin

I’ve been really enjoying this brand. I really love their cleanser, I love using it as my first cleanse and it removes all my spf and light makeup. The texture is golden which I love, super luxe. It leaves my skin so so soft, smooth and hydrated afterwards. You guys need to try this cleanser out, you will be obsessed and your loved one too.

The super c moisturiser has a light weight texture. It absorbs beautifully into the skin.

The multi v elixir is a facial oil. And I love applying this after their super c moisturiser. It adds so much hydration. I also love to use my gua shah with this facial oil.


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I wish you all a very Happy Chrimas and a very Happy New Year!

Lots of love,

Alia xoxo

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Tarte Cosmetics 2021 Holiday gift guide


Press samples

The first thing I’ve tried from Tarte cosmetics was their eyeshadow palette, and since then I’ve been a huge fan of the brand. Today, on the blog I am going to talk about Tarte cosmetics holiday gift sets. They have come out with so many amazing holiday sets. I have a few to share with you all.

Iconic palette library Amazonian clay collector’s set

This set includes 4 limited edition palettes.

Tartelette palette

  • 6 everyday, effortless neutral eyeshadows 
  • infused with Amazonian clay for all-day wear, plus mineral pigments to soothe & soften   
  • arranged in coordinated rows for effortless looks  
  • 6 shades: 
    • graceful 
    • bestie 
    • traveler 
    • trailblazer 
    • dreamer 
    • go-getter 

park ave princess palette

  • bronzer, blush & highlighter 
  • best-selling park ave princess™ waterproof bronzer 
  • NEW, limited-edition blush shade happy hour  
  • NEW, limited-edition highlighter shade city lights  

big ego palette

  • 6 warm-toned pink & plum eyeshadows 
  • arranged in coordinated rows for effortless looks  
  • 6 shades: 
    • strong 
    • goal getter 
    • boss babe 
    • empower 
    • humble 
    • positivity 

lights, camera, lashespalette

  • 6 warm & bronzy eyeshadows
  • arranged in coordinated rows for effortless looks
  • 6 shades:
    • flirty
    • iconic
    • sassy
    • encore
    • fabulous
    • showstopper

Amazonian clay cheek set


This set includes 5 best-selling, travel-size Amazonian clay blushes & highlighter. If you haven’t tried their blush formula yet, then this is a great way of trying it out!

WHAT’S INCLUDED


4 Amazonian clay 12-hour shades deliver a fresh, healthy flush of all-day color and 1 limited-edition highlighter brightens the high points of the face
12-hour longwear, powered by Amazonian clay
soft powders glide on smoothly & blend seamlessly.


NEW, limited-edition highlighter fantasy (rose gold)

Shades included:


4 blush shades:NEW, limited-edition charmed (bright pink)
NEW, limited-edition delight (deep rose)
best-selling exposed (nude pink)
best-selling captivating (bright peach)

I adore their blush formula, it blends like a dream and lasts such a long time! Their blushes have a buttery formula, which I am obsessed with. Their Amazonian clay blushes have been so popular in the beauty community. This shows how amazing their formula actually is.

Sweet tarte frosted eyeshadow palette

WHAT IT IS

The palette is housed in gorgeous pink marble effect packaging, and gold writing which look super stunning! Moreover, the imprint of swirl in the pans is so beautiful. This palette is so stunning it has rosy and mauve shades. I personally love mauve shadows, and I know that I will be reaching out to this palette the most. Mauve rosy shades look absolutely beautiful on the eyes. I am literally obsessed!

WHAT IT DOES

  • Swirled to perfection & ready to serve!
  • collectable palette with 9 shades of neutral pinks, plums & mauves for lid, crease & liner
  • richly pigmented, long-lasting shadows for your sweetest looks
  • smells like your fave mocha latte
  • includes 9 shades:
    • buttercream (matte pink beige)
    • temptation (metallic light pink)
    • fresh baked (matte rosy tan)
    • sweet tooth (metallic rose gold)
    • indulgence (matte mauve)
    • decadent (matte plum)
    • craving (rosy mauve sheen)
    • sugar-coated (metallic lilac)
    • soufflé (matte dark brown)

Surfer curl makeup must-haves

This set has the prettiest packaging! I am always drawn towards pink and pastel blue shades.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

surfer curl volumizing mascara

  • vegan, sweatproof mascara
  • natural, nourishing volume & curl
  • lash lifter wand lifts & fans out lashes
  • powered by marine plants, vitamin E, gardenia flower & castor oil to condition & moisturize
  • 12-hour flake-free & 12-hour smudge-proof wear

surfer curl waterproof gel liner

  • vegan, waterproof formula glides on effortlessly
  • soft-melting gel with natural wax blend never skips, tugs or drags on delicate eyelids
  • featherlight sealing film locks the formula down for lasting wear
  • ultra-precise tip with built-in sharpener for the perfect line every time
  • formulated without talc, fragrance, D5, sulfates, parabens or PEGs

H₂O gloss lip gloss 

  • vegan, creamy gloss feels like treatment balm
  • lacquers lips in feel-good, non-sticky nourishment
  • drenches lips in hydration for a soft & supple pout
  • antioxidant-rich to help smooth appearance of lines
  • mirror-shine finish makes lips look fuller & plumper
  • NEW, limited-edition shade calm (sheer pale pink)

Villa best-sellers wardrobe

Another adorable set from Tarte cosmetics sea range.

WHAT IT IS
Mix, match & layer our best-selling light pink shade with this 3-piece, hydrating lip wardrobe!

WHAT’S INCLUDED
3 lippies in shade villa (light pink luster)

full-size quench lip rescue
creamy balm rescues lips from dehydration in 1 swipe! delivers intense hydration & soft, subtle color and helps restore softness, moisture & elasticity, itmelts onto lips to smooth over the look of lines. It is antioxidant-rich to protect against daily aggressors

Travel-size H₂O gloss lip gloss
vegan, creamy gloss feels like treatment balm
lacquers lips in feel-good, non-sticky nourishment
drenches lips in hydration for a soft & supple pout
antioxidant-rich to help smooth appearance of lines
mirror-shine finish makes lips look fuller & plumper

travel-size H₂O balm lip tint
all-in-1 vegan lip liner, primer, balm & lipstick
as nourishing as a balm, but performs like a lipstick
moisturizing tint helps replenish & rehydrate dry lips
1 swipe for soft creamy color, 2 for full coverage
formulated without petrolatum or lanolin
for brilliant shine, layer with H₂O gloss

bow & go maracuja juicy lip duo

I’ve tried the juicy lips before and they look so nice on the lips. The formula is non sticky and long lasting. The formula is in between a gloss and a satin lipstick.

Juicy lips are in! 2 full-size duo sets (4 total) of the all-in-1 vegan balm, gloss, color & treatment to break into 2 gifts or keep for yourself!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 2 for you, 2 (freebies) for me!
  • Cushion Comfort Complex instantly plumps appearance
  • 10+ antioxidant-rich fruits & maracuja nourishes
  • mirror-shine formula feels comfortable, never sticky
  • apply 1 swipe as a treatment or layer for coverage
  • formulated without petrolatum or lanolin
  • duo 1:
    • NEW, limited-edition wild berry (cool mauve)
    • best-selling orchid (mauve)
  • duo 2:
    • NEW, limited-edition petal (soft pink)
    • best-selling coconut (brown nude)

bow & go maracuja juicy lip duos

WHAT IT IS

Juicy lips are in!™ 2 full-size duo sets (4 total) of the all-in-1 vegan balm, gloss, color & treatment to break into 2 gifts or keep for yourself!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 2 for you, 2 (freebies) for me!
  • Cushion Comfort Complex instantly plumps appearance
  • 10+ antioxidant-rich fruits & maracuja nourishes
  • mirror-shine formula feels comfortable, never sticky
  • apply 1 swipe as a treatment or layer for coverage
  • formulated without petrolatum or lanolin
  • duo 1:
    • NEW, limited-edition wild berry (cool mauve)
    • best-selling orchid (mauve)
  • duo 2:
    • NEW, limited-edition petal (soft pink)
    • best-selling coconut (brown nude)

Best-selling eyeliner gift set

WHAT IT IS

Gift this set of 3 best-selling, individually-boxed eyeliners or keep them all for your collection!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

double take eyeliner

  • vegan, longwear 2-in-1 liquid & gel pencil eyeliner
  • Amazonian clay pencil defines & tightlines
  • liquid goes on glossy & dries instantly to a semi-matte, opaque finish
  • waterproof & tarte 12-hour power™
  • ophthalmologist-tested & safe for contact lens-wearers

maneater self-sharpening eyeliner

  • easy-glide gel formula with triple-black pigment delivers a fresh-pointed tip & crisp line every time
  • perfect a cat eye, wing or tightline with no tugging, skipping or dragging
  • Amazonian clay-infused formula delivers precise payoff & budgeproof longwear

sugar rush easy on the eyes clay liner

  • waterproof, smudgeproof, creamy clay pencil liner
  • vegan, weightless formula that lasts for 16 hours
  • no-tug creamy formula easily glides onto lids
  • weightless & waterproof stays put all day & night
  • twist-up top & built-in sharpener for a crisp tip
  • formulated with clay to deliver saturated color

Limited-edition the buffer brush

The glitter rose gold handle of the brush is so gorgeous and super festive!

WHAT IT DOES

  • fluffy, dome foundation brush with a collectors-edition, pink glitter handle
  • flawlessly buffs foundation into skin
  • gives foundation an airbrushed effect

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog!

Lots of Alia xx

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Yardley London Holiday sets

Yardley London Holiday sets

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As Christmas is fast approaching, I thought to share with you guys some gorgeous holiday sets from Yardley London. If you do not know the brand yet, let me introduce you briefly. Yardley London, was found in 1770! They have been making perfumes since 250 years. Their products are made using natural ingredients. Their products are vegan and cruelty free! That being said, I have three sets to share with you guys, stay tuned.

I’ve been a huge fan of their perfumes, they smell very nice and they have so many gorgeous scents to choose from.

Contemporary Fragrances – Moisturising Body Mist Collection £8

Yardley London Holiday sets

This set includes:

Bluebell and Sweet Pea Mist, Freesia and Bergamot Mist, Blossom & Peach Mist 3 x 50ml.

Yardley London Holiday sets

Bluebell & Sweet Pea:
A light, feminine and fresh, fruity floral fragrance blending uplifting citrus, bergamot, lemon and cassis chords with a flirty heart of bluebell, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley and peony accented with a touch of sweet pea and enhanced with smooth, woody notes, vanilla and musk.

Freesia & Bergamot:  
An energising and uplifting floral fragrance with top notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, and cypress. The scent leads into a vibrant and aromatic floral heart that combines freesia, lily of the valley, ginger and pepper and later enhanced with a warm, sensual base of sandalwood, musk and amber.  

Blossom & Peach:
A fruity, spicy floral blending citrus and cassis with cherry blossom and pink pepper and a floral heart of rose, peach, lilac and geranium with woody notes, patchouli and musk.

Luxury Soap Collection £6

Yardley London Holiday sets

This set includes three luxury soaps.

English Lavender: 
A beautifully fresh, light, elegant fragrance with top notes of bergamot and clary sage with a heart of calming English Lavender subtly combining notes of eucalyptus, geranium, jasmine, chamomile and violet, enhanced with deeper, warm base noes of wood, vanilla and patchouli.  

English Rose: 
A refreshing, light floral fragrance with sparkling citrus and rose top notes and a heart subtly combining rose bud, magnolia, violet and cassis with warm woody notes, whilst patchouli and musks add velvety tones to the base.

Lily of the Valley:
A light, feminine white floral fragrance with fruit pear accords in the top note and a beautiful floral bouquet heart that blends lily of the valley and freesia, enhanced with a pretty, musky base.

Yardley London Traditional Body Fragrance Collection £6

Yardley London Holiday sets

This fragranced gift set for her features a collection of Yardley London’s Deodorising Body Spray Fragrances from the Traditional Florals range in English Lavender, English Rose and Lily of the Valley. Ideal for popping into a handbag to freshen up anytime, day or night.

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog.

Lots of Alia,

Alia xx


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Charlotte Tilbury holiday gift guide

Press samples*

Still not sure what to get your loved one this Christmas? Then keep on reading this blog. Today I am going to go through some holiday sets from Charlotte Tilbury. I’ve been a huge fan of the brand. Their products are so luxurious and the packaging is aesthetically pleasing, simply out of this world. The products I am going to talk about today, will make great stocking fillers!

NEW! CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S ICONIC MINI LIP WARDROBE

This set has 4 mini lipsticks, and the lipsticks included are:

Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk Original

Matte Revolution lipstick in Walk of No Shame

Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium

Mini Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red

I have tried all of these lipsticks apart from carpet red. Charlotte Tilbury’s lipstick formula is incredible. If you have not tried it yet, then you need to. You can thank me later. The formula is very creamy, and pigmented.

NEW! EASY SMOKEY EYES TO HYPNOTISE

Full-Size Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencil in Cosmic Gold: a glimmering gold eyeshadow pencil for eyes that SPARKLE!

Full-Size Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencil in Black Smoulder: a smouldering smokey black eyeshadow pencil to line, define and add smokey definition to any eye look!

NEW! LIMITLESS LUCKY LIPS

I have the shade cherry dream to share with yo. This is is a long-lasting, weightless super-matte lipstick formula for high impact, long-lasting colour and fuller, flawless looking lips! They come in 5 different shades. You can choose from red to berry shades. All of these shades will compliment all skin tones.

This formula includes the key ingredients:

  • Grape Extract – concentrated fruit extract packed full of nutrients to help keep lips feeling soft and smooth.
  • Carnauba Wax – rich in emollients to glide onto the lips.
  • Synthetic Beeswax – for a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Emollient Ester – adds a lightweight ‘velvet lips’ effect, for a smooth finish – never tacky or oily!
  • Texture Perfecting Powders – imparts a transparent lustre for incredible colour pay-off and a multi-dimensional matte finish.

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Lots of love,

Alia x


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Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

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If you need any help with Sigma Beauty, I have your back! Today, I am going to share with you some of my top Sigma Beauty products. These products will make great gifts for your loved ones or yourself. If you are unsure what to get your loved one from Sigma Beauty, then keep reading this post. I have an array of products to share with you, from makeup brushes to eyeshadow palettes.

Radiant glow brush set

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

The gold packaging of the brush handles is perfect for this festive season! If you guys have been following me on Instagram, you guys know how much I love Sigma Beauty’s brushes. The quality is one of the best on the market! Treat yourself, or your loved ones this Christmas with Sigma beauty’s brushes! You won’t be disappointed! The brushes will last you years, with the investment!

PRODUCTS INCLUDED: 
E35 TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH – Apply + blend crease color 
E55 EYE SHADING BRUSH – Evenly apply color across the lid
F35 TAPERED HIGHLIGHTER BRUSH – Dust on highlight shades
F53 AIR CONTOUR/BLUSH™ BRUSH – Sweep on blush or bronzer
F80 FLAT KABUKI™ BRUSH – Blend liquid + cream products 
Beauty Bag – Chic storage for touch-ups on the go 

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

These brushes also come with a gorgeous golden bag! I mean how beautiful is this 🤩 I am totally blown away!

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

The brush handles are housed in golden handles, which look so pretty! This brush set has my fav foundation and highlighter brush. The foundation brush applies my foundation like airbrush, and the highlighter brush applies my highlight so well!

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

Sigma Beauty’s Deluxe Blending Brush Set ($122)

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

This set includes every eye brush that one needs to create the most beautiful eye look! I’ve been using Sigma beauty’s eye brushes for the past 4 years, and I’ve been in love with them. They do not shed. They blend my eyeshadow effortlessly.

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

BRUSHES INCLUDED: 

E25 Blending Brush
E27 Detail Blending Brush
E38 Diffused Crease Brush
E40 Tapered Blending Brush
E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush
E45 Max Small Tapered Blending Brush
E49 Medium Tapered Blending Brush

Close up capture of the eye brushes

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

F15 Duo Fibre powder/ blush

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

Function: Soft application of powder and mineral product

Unique Feature: Fiber blend with deep beveled edges


Recommended Use: Generate a diffused blush application


Coverage: Sheer to Medium

I been using this brush to blend my dream blush, and it does a great job at blending my blush in.

P88 precision flat angled brush

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

Function: Conceal + contour with precision

Unique Feature: Small, dense + flat angled brush head

Coverage: Full

Recommended Use: Precisely apply concealer products anywhere on the face. Works particularly well around the eyes and nose.

I absolutely adore this brush, I mostly use it for my concealer. And it blends like a dream, and leaves no streak.

Palettes:

Untamed eyeshadow palette

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

I’ve been using Sigma Beauty’s eyeshadow palettes for over a year now and I’ve been in love with their formula. Their eyeshadow palettes are so pigmented, and blend like a dream. They are so underrated, So many people are sleeping on their formula. Once you try it out, you’ll love it too. This is a promise!

Fierce, fearless and free, the Sigma Beauty Untamed Palette gives you the chance to reconnect with your inner strong and independent woman. A daring collection of matte and shimmering shades, the palette helps you to express every facet of your unique personality. No matter your mood, you’ll be able to create soft, subtle looks for a romantic evening or a bolder, striking finish for those wilder nights. Boasting rich pigments with maximum payoff, the eyeshadow palette gives you the intensely-coloured lidded look you’ve been waiting for.

This palette includes some stunning soft pinks and gorgeous earthy tones. I am obsessed with the colour story! Every shade is so so pretty!

Shades Include:

Row 1:

Docile (Matte buttermilk beige)
Spirit (Shimmer brilliant ivory)
Feral (Matte rich ochre)
Envy (Shimer olive green)
Hustle (Shimmer luxe gold)
Moxie (Shimmer poetic pink)
Loyal (Matte sienna brown)

Row 2:

Wicked (Matte blackest black)
Instinct (Matte fair mauve)
Rebel (Matte brick red)
Camouflage (Matte forest green)
Boho (Matte warm bronze)
Fierce (Shimmer light amethyst)
Dauntless (Shimer vibrant cobalt)

Warm neutrals eyeshadow palette

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

I am in love with this colour story! It has every shade that one needs to create an every day to night time look! The shimmer shades are very pigmented and look so stunning on the eyes!

Adorn your eye-area with Sigma’s ‘Neutrals’ eyeshadow palette. The creamy, buttery formulas drift effortlessly across your eye-area, avoiding the risk of leaving any heavy, cakey build-up behind. Versatile and highly-wearable, the palette allows you to choose from a smouldering medley of luxurious mattes, glimmering frosts, striking shimmers and show-stopping glitters.

Shades Include:

Humble: Creamy white almost-matte

Charmer: Dusky pink shimmer

Beaming: Prosecco shimmer

Toasty: Terracotta matte

Bittersweet: Antiqued copper shimmer

Henna: Milk chocolate matte

Iconic: Dark chocolate shimmer

Rogue: Blood red matte

Passion Fruit: Peachy pink matte

Russet: Deep plum with pink glitter

After Hours: Cocoa bean matte

Fool’s Gold: Steel grey with gold glitter

Sigma Beauty’s IVY palette

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

This Sigma Beauty Ivy Eyeshadow Palette includes lush greens and rich neutrals, these elemental hues are absolutely beautiful! The shade Envy and elixir are super pretty. I am obsessed with this palette each shade is beautiful!

Sigma Beauty’s Hazey palette

Sigma Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

Sigma Beauty’s Hazey palette has stunning pink and neutral shades. This palette includes not only matte, shimmer but also metallic and duo chrome shades. The colour story is very beautiful! I am obsessed with the day dreamer shade.

Do let me know in the comments which palette you like the most.

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Lots of love,

Alia x


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First Aid Beauty Review| PR


First Aid Beauty Review

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First Aid Beauty has blown me away. I’ve been testing out their products for a while and I’ve fallen in love! Their products are so gentle and effective. Are you wanting to try First Aid Beauty? Then keep on reading this blog post.


FACIAL RADIANCE NIACINAMIDE DARK SPOT SERUM

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STAR INGREDIENTS:
Niacinamide: Restores healthy tone and texture and helps skin appear more bouncy.
Licorice Root: Helps soothe and brighten skin.
Golden Kiwifruit: Helps protect skin from free radical damage with more Vitamin C than an orange.
Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine: Helps reduce the look of hyperpigmentation for a more even-toned complexion.

I’ve been testing out their Niacinamide serum for over a month and I’ve seen visible results. The consistency of the serum is thin and it obsorbs like a dream. However, the colour of the serum is different to my other serums. This serum is white but blends like a dream! The serum has made my skin very clear, glowing and hydrated.

PURE SKIN FACE CLEANSER

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STAR INGREDIENTS:
Aloe: Helps calm, soothe and nourish skin.
Allantoin: Helps calm and soothe skin.
Glycerin: A natural humectant that helps hydrate and smooth skin’s appearance.
FAB Antioxidant Booster: Helps stave off environmental aggressors with Licorice Root, Feverfew and White Tea extracts.

My thoughts:

I adore the pure skin face cleanser it gently removes makeup and leaves my skin soft and hydrated. The cleanser lathers beautifully well without stripping my skin.

ULTRA REPAIR HYDRATING SERUM

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STAR INGREDIENTS:
Colloidal Oatmeal :Helps calm and soothe dry or distressed skin.
Hyaluronic Acid: A powerful humectant that boosts skin’s moisture content, helps skin appear smoother, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen: A naturally occurring protein that is said to support skin texture, structure, density and an overall healthy appearance.
Aloe: Helps calm, soothe and nourish skin.

My thoughts:

The ultra repair hydrating serum is another winner! It is very hydrating, gentle and absorbs like a dream. Another plus point for me is that it has a pump

FAB SKIN LAB RETINOL EYE CREAM WITH TRIPLE HYALURONIC ACID

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STAR INGREDIENTS:
Microencapsulated Retinol: This powerful anti-aging ingredient delivers a gentle, sustained release of retinol over time to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without irritating skin.
Triple Weight Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful humectant in three molecular sizes, that helps boost skin’s moisture content, plump and smooth skin on multiple levels.
Micro-Pearls: Finely milled minerals with light reflecting properties that amplify skin’s natural radiance for a beautifully luminous effect.
Skin Saver Complex: First Aid Beauty’s signature blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Antioxidant Vitamins C + E, Aloe, Colloidal Oatmeal, Allantoin and Ceramides works to calm, soothe and nourish the health and appearance of mature skin.

My Thoughts:

I’ve recently started using the retinol eye cream which I’ve been truly enjoying using. It is a light weight formula which Absorbs beautifully into the skin.

ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION

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STAR INGREDIENTS:
Colloidal Oatmeal (OTC): FDA-designated skin protectant that relieves itching and minor irritation caused by eczema, rashes and other skin conditions.
Shea Butter: An emollient rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, helps moisturize and protect the skin barrier.
Allantoin: Helps calm and soothe skin.
FAB Antioxidant Booster: Helps stave off environmental aggressors with Licorice Root, Feverfew and White Tea extracts.

My Thoughts:

The Ultra repair cream is a beautiful moisturiser which is perfect for this colder season. It keeps my skin hydrated.

First Aid Beauty Review

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Image Skincare Age Defying Essentials Holiday set| New Launch


Image Skincare Age Defying Essentials Holiday set

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Image Skincare has launched a number of holiday sets. Today, I am going to talk to you about their Age Defying Essentials sets. If you want beautiful youthful skin, then keep reading.

For those that do not know the brand, Image skincare is a American brand. Their products can be purchased in the UK. They have a UK website and you can purchase their products here I have been using their products for over 3-4 months, and I have seen a major change in my skin. I am obsessed with their Vitamin C and the illuminating line. Their products are luxurious and do wonders!

Image Skincare Age Defying Essentials Holiday set

Age Defying Essentials Holiday

This set includes:

3 full size products

The MAX™ stem cell facial cleanser: 188 ml

AGELESS total anti-ageing serum: 30 ml

PREVENTION+ daily ultimate protection moisturiser SPF 50: 95ml

Image Skincare Age Defying Essentials Holiday set

Key benefits of the products:

The MAX stem cell facial cleanser

  • Creamy formula gently sweeps away makeup and impurities
  • A blend of botanical extracts nourish and help to promote healthy-looking skin
  • Contains advanced peptides and plant extracts
  • Hydrating formula conditions the skin

AGELESS total pure hyaluronic6 filler

  • Transports spheres of proprietary active ingredients deep into the skin
  • Supports collagen production
  • Brightens and tightens skin
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells and enhances skin clarity
  • Hydrates and reduces the appearance of redness

PREVENTION+ daily ultimate protection moisturiser SPF 50

  • Provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • Formulated with zinc oxide and chemical UV filters homosalate, octocrylene and octisalate for a sheer finish and weightless feel
  • Digital Aging Defense helps to protect against blue light emitted from phones and devices
  • Daily use formula is perfect for everyday wear or outdoor activities with high sun exposure
  • Seamless application disappears onto the skin
  • Antioxidant blend helps to shield against the effects of environmental skin stressors
  • Free of oxybenzone and octinoxate
Image Skincare Age Defying Essentials Holiday set

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Lancôme Holiday Set and Gift Guide


Lancôme Holiday set and gift guide

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Every year Lancôme releases holiday gift sets around this time of the year. Today, I am going to share with you one of their gift sets, and my favourite products from Lancôme!

Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-À-Porter set (£28)

Lancôme Holiday set and gift guide

Hypnôse Volume-À-Porter set is housed in red packaging, and includes three products. I am a huge fan of Lancôme’s Hypnose mascara! It does a great job at lengthening and adding volume to my lashes.

Set contains:
Hypnôse Volume-À-Porter Mascara 6.5ml
Bi-Facil Eye Make-up Remover 30ml
Mini Le Crayon Khôl Eyeliner in black

La Vie Est Belle EDP

Lancôme Holiday set and gift guide

This is a gorgeous floral scent. It smells so incredible. If you are into floral scents, you will love this one. The notes of orange blossom and patchouli are particularly telling. This fragrance lasts all day! You can never go wrong with Lancôme’s fragrances. They are my go to!

Fragrance notes:

Transversal Notes: Iris, Fine delicacies accord
Top Notes: Pear, Blackberry
Heart Notes: Pallida Iris concrete, Orange Blossom and Jasmine Sambac absolutes
Base Notes: Heart of Patchouli essence

Advanced Génifique eye cream (£45)

Pic credit: Lancôme

Advanced Génifique Eye Cream is now proven to improve Skin barrier function recovery, keeping eyes looking healthier and younger.

Key features:

• YOUTH ACTIVATING EYE CREAM
• STRONGER EYE CONTOUR BARRIER
• VISIBLY REDUCES DARK CIRCLES

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge (27.50)

Pic credit: Lancôme

I am obsessed with this formula, it’s so pigmented and light weight on the lips. I really love the shade 888, it’s a gorgeous dark blood red shade which has some hints of berry.


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Chantecaille early access code| Black Friday sale!


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Are you someone who loves Chantecaille, or wants to try the brand for the first time? Then, I got you sorted!

A bit about the brand!

Chantecaille sets a luxurious standard in the world of modern, botanical skincare and cosmetics. Chantecaille is obsession with flowers and their amazing natural abilities to heal and work in harmony with the body is at the heart of Chantecaille’s passion for skincare. Through ground-breaking scientific advancement, meticulous formulation and personal commitment, they use beauty as a tool to effect change in the world. By creating purposeful, obsession-worthy beauty products crafted from the purest ingredients, they’ve raised the bar for the beauty industry. They’ve also created a philanthropy platform which shines a spotlight on global environmental issues and supports conservation efforts around the globe.

How amazing does that sound! Their products truly are luxurious. I am huge fan of their packaging, and the philosophy behind the brand.

Chantecaille have given me an exclusive early access code to share with you guys. With my code ALIA25 (non-affiliated code) you can save money on their products. They do such amazing makeup and skincare products. You can shop their products here .

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021|Part 1



Holiday Gift Guide 2021|Part 1

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It’s this time of the month which excites me the most! So many brands release so many incredible gift sets. Are you guys still on a hunt for Christmas gifts for your loved ones/ or want to treat yourself this Christmas? I have you guys sorted. Today, I am going to share with you guys some holiday gift ideas which are going to bring joy to your loved one’s this Christmas. In todays blog post, I have included beauty products such as makeup sets, brush sets, skincare sets and body care products.

Stila, Little Treasures Stay All Day Liquid Lip Set (£22)

Stila, Little Treasures Stay All Day Liquid Lip Set

A set of three universally flattering hues – two matte shades. This set includes Stila’s top-selling shades in Beso and Patina and their shimmer matte shade in Capri Shimmer.

Stila, National Treasure Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Cream – QUAD 2 (£28)

Stila, National Treasure Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Cream – QUAD 2

This blush quad includes four curated shades in a petal soft texture and dewy finish. This is a two in one lipstick and blush palette. This quad will make a great present for your loved one this Christmas!

BIOSSANCE BRIGHT FUTURES SET (WORTH £90.00) you can purchase this set for £53 pounds on cultbeauty

BIOSSANCE BRIGHT FUTURES SET

This set includes a full-sized portion of their resurfacing night serum and a travel size of Vitamin C Serum (15ml) and a travel size of their squalane omega repair Cream (10ml). This Biossance’s Bright Future kit will have you/ your loved one glowing from dusk ’til dawn.

Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-À-Porter set (£28)

Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-À-Porter set.

This is a beautiful gift set! I adore Lancôme’s Hypnose mascara! It does a great job at lengthening and adding volume to my lashes.

Set contains:
Hypnôse Volume-À-Porter Mascara 6.5ml
Bi-Facil Eye Make-up Remover 30ml
Mini Le Crayon Khôl Eyeliner in black

Sigma Beauty’s Radiant Glow Brush set ($95)

Sigma Beauty’s Radiant Glow Brush set

The gold packaging of the brush handles is perfect for this festive season! If you guys have been following me on Instagram, you guys know how much I love Sigma Beauty’s brushes. The quality is one of the best on the market! Treat yourself, or your loved ones this Christmas Sigma beauty’s brushes! You won’t be disappointed!

PRODUCTS INCLUDED:
E35 TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH – Apply + blend crease color
E55 EYE SHADING BRUSH – Evenly apply color across the lid
F35 TAPERED HIGHLIGHTER BRUSH – Dust on highlight shades
F53 AIR CONTOUR/BLUSH™ BRUSH – Sweep on blush or bronzer
F80 FLAT KABUKI™ BRUSH – Blend liquid + cream products
Beauty Bag – Chic storage for touch-ups on the go

Sigma Beauty’s Deluxe Blending Brush Set ($122)

Sigma Beauty’s Deluxe Blending Brush Set ($122)

This set includes every eye brush that one needs to create the most beautiful eye look!

BRUSHES INCLUDED:

E25 Blending Brush
E27 Detail Blending Brush
E38 Diffused Crease Brush
E40 Tapered Blending Brush
E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush
E45 Max Small Tapered Blending Brush
E49 Medium Tapered Blending Brush

Dermalogica’s conditioning body wash (£29)

Dermalogica’s conditioning body wash

Body care products are always a great gift option! Everyone wants to smell good! This Dermalogica’s conditioning body wash contains lavender, and smells divine!

Key benefits:

  • Cleanses while helping to maintain lipid barrier health
  • Conditions and nourishes
  • Invigorates and awakens the senses

Glossier’s essential edit set (£42)

If you are a Glossier’s fan, or want to try their products for the first time. I’ll highly recommend checking this gorgeous set out! It includes Glossier’s best sellers.

Products included:

Mini Milky Jelly Cleanser: 60ml
Mini Priming Moisturizer: 15ml
Mini Balm Dotcom in Rose: 7ml
Boy Brow: 3.12 g
Lash Slick: 8.5 g

I will post the second part of my holiday gift guide here. Meanwhile, do check out my last post which was on Sigma Beauty’s Advent Calendar here . If you enjoyed reading this blog, feel free to share it!

Much love,

Alia x


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12 days of Sigma Beauty, Advent Calendar 2021


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How beautiful is Sigma Beauty’s advent Calendar! This advent Calendar includes 12 products from makeup brushes, to eye shadow palette to eye and lip products! If you are looking for a advent calendar to gift your loved ones this Christmas then look no other than the 12 days of Sigma Beauty’s Advent calendar. You won’t be disappointed!

12 days of Sigma Beauty’s Advent Calendar 2021

Sigma Beauty’s Advent calendar is housed in a gorgeous purple packaging! I loved the packaging so much. The advent calendar opens like a book.

12 days of Sigma Beauty’s Advent Calendar 2021
12 days of Sigma Beauty’s Advent Calendar 2021

Products included in Sigma Beauty’s limited edition Advent calendar

E25 BLENDING BRUSH

EYESHADOW BASE PRIMER – BUBBLY

SINUOSITY LASH MASCARA

LIP GLOSS – PASSIONATE

LONG WEAR EYELINER PENCIL – WICKED

CONDITIONING LIP MASK – SILKEN

PRIME + CONTROL BROW WAX

SPICY EYESHADOW PALETTE

SIGMAGIC SACHET

E38 DIFFUSED CREASE BRUSH

S02 SPATULA BRUSH

MINI SIGMA SPA EXPRESS BRUSH CLEANING MAT

12 days of Sigma Beauty’s Advent Calendar 2021

I am a huge fan of Sigma Beauty’s eyeshadow palette. This Advent Calendar includes the gorgeous Spicy eyeshadow palette. I have been using Sigma Beauty’s conditioning lip mask since a week, and I love it. I am so happy to have a back up!

12 days of Sigma Beauty’s Advent Calendar 2021

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Adaptology Red Avert Review

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Adaptology Red Avert

I thought to share my first impressions of Adaptology’s Red Avert range. This range is designed for Sensitive skin. This range calms down sensitivity by soothing and reducing irritation. This sensitive skin care range is built around adaptogen ingredients that help skin remain calm at all times.

Cheremoya brings skin balance by supporting the endocannabinoid system, relieving stress and reducing sensitivity. It reduces the appearance of redness by 37%, itching by 55% and hypersensitivity by 60%. 

Northern Truffle reduces skin discomfort and irritation within minutes by up to 100%. Chaga Mushrooms protect against temperature variations, helping to restore the skin barrier layer and reduce redness and sensitivity, reducing dullness by 33%

At times, my skin gets sensitive and I often have red cheeks. My skin is also prone to acne. I often break out. Adaptology’s avart range will be saviour.

Let’s talk about their packaging. I love their glass packaging, and the blue and white label is beautiful as it distinguishes from my other skincare items.

Adaptology Red Avert

Adaptology Avert cleanser

Adaptology Avert cleanser

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the blue texture! How stunning is the blue colour though!

Key features:

*Gentle but effective cleansing for sensitive skin
*Soothee and calms any irritation
*Does not disrupt your skin barrier layer

Key ingredients:

* Laminaria – Helps reduce signs of irritation & redness, reinforcing the skin barrier.

* Organic Nigella Oil – Nourishes, soothes and protects.

* Blue Tansy comes from a flower known as Moroccan Chamomile. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with acne and irritated skin conditions.

My thoughts:

The texture is unlike I’ve tried before! Super luxurious! And feels like a dream to apply on my skin. The texture of the cleanser is balmy and soft. The colour of the cleanser is blue. The cleanser smells divine, the smell is very calming. The cleanser emulsifies with water, and becomes milky- and it does a great job at removing light makeup and spf! This cleanser left my skin so soft afterward.

Moisturiser Cream:

Key features:

*Helps to reduce chronic inflammation and skin reactivity
*Hydrates and restores the skin barrier layer
*Defends against modern living: stress, pollution and radiation

* Cherimoya – Reduces the appearance of redness, calms irritation & reduces hypersensitivity. 

* Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid – Hydrates, soothes and restores the skin barrier.

* Extremogen/Adaptogen Complex – Defends against pollution, radiation and stress-related ageing

* It also contains Ashwagandha which is a powerhouse packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help protect the skin against UV light and environmental pollutants.

My thoughts:

The texture of the cream is beautiful. It is a light weight moisturiser which doesn’t feels heavy on the skin and sinks beautifully into the skin. The scent of the moisturiser is very calming, and it smells divine. It is a very hydrating moisturiser. If you have acne prone skin, you will enjoy using this moisturiser. I get acne breakouts every now and then, which means the moisturiser will be perfect for soothing my skin.

I have yet to try the Red Avert serum. Once I’ve tried and tested it out, I will share my thoughts with you all! (Watch out for a link here)

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Aeva Beauty’s New My Perfect Match Palette, Review and Swatches| New launch


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Are you on a hunt for a new face palette that is a 3 in 1 Complexion Palette? Then look no other than the Aeva Beauty’s new my perfect match palette. The quality is impeccable, and it comes in three shades. There’s a palette for everyone.

Their products are:
100% Cruelty-free
Creamy ultra-soft formula
Buildable intensity
Multi-purpose for the eyes, face, and body

Aeva Beauty is a small black owned cosmetics brand.

Shade range:

These 3 palettes come in 3 shades, included inside are 3 mega size pans, perfect for makeup artists, creators and the everyday makeup lover. Each palette was designed to individually compliment deep, medium and light hues bringing to life a built in radiance and natural perfect match.

Retail price $50

Packaging:

I am obsessed with the packaging. It is housed in different shades of nude tones. Each palette has a different colour packaging. For example, the light shade one is housed in light nude packaging, the medium shade one is housed in medium nude packaging and the dark shade one in housed in dark nude packaging.

Swatches:

Swatches courtesy by my sister here is a link to the post

My Experience:

Everything I’ve tried from Aeva Beauty has never disappointed me. This palette has become my favourite face palette. I was gifted the shade light, and the formula of the palette is very buttery, easy to blend and long wearing. They are also pigmented. I love the huge pan size. It is going to last me a long time. The formula is comparable to a lot of luxury makeup products. From the swatches above, one can see how blinding the highlighter, and how pigmented the blush and the bronzer is. As mentioned above, Aeva Beauty is a small black owned business. Do show some love to this brand, and shop at their site. You will be obsessed with their products as much as I am. You can save money on their products by using my (aff) code Aliasam.


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Trinny London Review

Trinny London Review

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Trinny London is a British beauty brand. The brand caters towards a wide spectrum of skin tones. They also offer a vast range of products. Why I love Trinny London’s products is because they are very innovative. Let me tell you why! Firstly, the brand offers match to me service to help when you buy online. You only need to answer some basic questions about your skin, hair and eye combination. At the end, you will have a perfectly matched set that best suits your complexion and hair colour! How amazing is that? I love purchasing online, and honestly sometimes it can be challenging when determining what product would work for ones skin tone. Their match to me service makes the whole shopping process easier. Secondly, their makeup pots are stackable, which saves a lot of room in ones makeup bag. Last but not the least, their products are cream based. I love cream based makeup products! They work amazingly well- and blend like a dreamy!

Today, on the blog I am going to run you guys through three Trinny London’s products.

BFF SPF 30 CREAM

Trinny London BFF SPF 30 CREAM

Key benefits:

  • Microencapsulated pigments even out your skin tone creating a flawless glow
  • Enriched with the precious extract of antioxidant Porcelain Flower
  • Boosts glow and tones down redness
  • Instantly hydrates and wakes up tired-looking skin
  • SPF 30 protects skin from everyday exposure to UV

Packaging:

The BFF cream is housed in a beautiful white tube packaging, with a silver cap. The BFF cream has a pump, which I appreciate so much!

My Experience:

The BFF is described as the “ultimate skin perfector”. It can be worn alone or beneath foundation and it has SPF30 for everyday wear. The texture of this product is so unique. It comes out white, and it turns into your skin colour once you massage it in. I have the shade light medium, and it is a perfect match!

I love using the BFF under my foundation. It gives a beautiful glow to my skin, and does a great job at evening out my complexion by covering my redness. As this is a BB cream, it does not have much coverage. I also use it alone, the days I want a natural no makeup look. I am so into light weight foundations/ tinted moisturisers, and the BFF cream is a must in my routine.

LIP2CHEEK

Trinny London Lip2Cheek

What it is?

A multitasking lip and cheek hero that makes your entire complexion come alive.

Key benefits:

  • Long-lasting, intense pigment has staying power
  • Cream-based formula is easy to build and blend with just your fingertips
  • Matte texture gives just the perfect helping of fresh-from-a-run rosiness

Packaging:

Just like the lip glow, the lip2 cheek is housed in a pot packaging and is stackable!

My experience:

I am so impressed with the formula, it is ultra creamy, blends effortlessly and is very pigmented. The finish of the lip2cheek is on the matte side. I love the concept of 2in1 products. I own a lot of 2in1 products and I get a lot of use out of them. Nevertheless, the formula of the lip2cheek lasts such a long time on my cheeks which is insane. I wore it for 8 hours, and it did not budge! I have the shade Freddie. The shade appears dark in the pot, but once I put it on my cheeks it looks more subtle. Freddie is a terracotta shade. This shade is going to look beautiful on all skin tones! The colour is also buildable.

LIP GLOW

Trinny London Lip Glow

What it is?

The next-generation lip gloss with benefits. A high-shine, non-sticky formula gives a fresh look that lasts.

Key benefits:

  • Instantly moisturises and enhances the lips with a beautiful, natural shine minus the weight
  • Enriched with antioxidant vitamin E
  • Brings a sheer, buildable tint to your own lip colour
  • Delicious refreshing watermelon scent with each shade named after Trinny’s daughter Lyla and her girl gang of friends

Packaging:

The lip glow comes in a pot packaging. The packaging is stackable to their other pots, which is amazing!

My Experience:

The formula of the lip glow is very unique. It has a sheer formula, which is buildable. It leaves my lips shiny, soft and hydrated. The formula is non sticky, I am so impressed with it. The shade I have is cordy . It is a muted dust rose shade, it has a touch of coral in it, which look absolutely flattering on my light medium skin tone.

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Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Foundation and Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation Review

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Foundation and Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation Review

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It has been a while since Revlon released the PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Foundation and the Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation. I thought to share with you all my review on these two foundations, I compared both of them. I previously have not tried any foundations from Revlon, and it is my first time testing these out. If you enjoy drugstore foundations, then keep reading this post.

Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation

Key claims:

• This skin-enhancing, natural-looking foundation delivers a flawless finish—all day long—as it hydrates

• You get medium coverage that feels weightless and looks like your best skin!

• Feels good with: anti-pollution, antioxidant, and anti-blue-light ingredients to protect your skin

• Feels better without: oils, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, and harsh fragrances

Shade range:

The foundation comes in 31 shades. The shade 300 is a perfect match for me.

Packaging

The foundation is housed in a plastic tube packaging with a pump. I really enjoy packaging like these, they are easy to travel with.

My Experience:

I really enjoyed using this foundation. It has medium to buildable coverage. The foundation looks beautiful on the skin. It has a creamy texture, and is very easy to blend. The finish of the foundation is soft matte. I love how this foundation wears, it looks very nice throughout the day, and is also very long wearing. This foundation is going to be a staple in my makeup routine.

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Foundation

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Foundation

Key claims:

• Get the dewy skin of your dreams with our skin-enhancing foundation infused with prickly-pear oil for lasting moisture and glow

• The innovative texture is both creamy and exceptionally lightweight—yet it evens out your skin tone and minimizes the look of those things you’d prefer not to see

• You control the glowing-skin coverage with sheer-to-medium buildability; and this long-wearing formula goes the extra mile, by not caking or feeling greasy or tacky

• We made sure to fill this foundation with plenty of ingredients that love your skin, including anti-pollution and anti-blue-light ingredients to protect, antioxidant vitamin E to help block environmental aggressors, and prickly-pear oil to moisturize

• And because we care about your skin, the formula is made without parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, and harsh fragrances

• Our glowing-skin foundation is non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin—and the ideal foundation for dry skin

Shade range:

The foundation comes in 16 shades. To be honest the shade range is very disappointing, and I hope Revlon extends the shade range. I was sent the shade 320 in the candid glow foundation, the shade is not a perfect match, the undertone is a bit off and looks peachy.

Packaging:

As Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation, the candid glow is also housed in a plastic tube packaging with a pump.

My Experience:

In comparison to the Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation, the Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Foundation has light coverage. When I tested it out, I could see my skin peaking through. This foundation is great for those that prefer natural foundation, if you prefer medium- full coverage then you’ll enjoy the Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation one more . I mostly use light coverage foundations, and I really liked the candid glow. The foundation blends like a dream, and I used my fingers to blend it. The texture of the foundation is ultra creamy. As it’s name, it is a glowy foundation, it looks very luminous. This foundation is going to be perfect for summer! It also has incredible skin loving ingredients. You can also use it under your full coverage foundation to give your skin a glow.

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Foundation and Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Foundation Review

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Dermatica Review

Dermatica Tretinoin + Niacinamide + Azelaic Acid Treatment

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Do you use prescribed skincare treatments? Or are you wanting to try it for yourself? Then keep reading further. I have been testing Dermatica’s Tretinoin for over 3 months now, and thought to share with you my full in depth review.

What it is?

Dermatica is an online dermatology subscription service run by our multidisciplinary team which encompasses consultant dermatologists, pharmacists specialising in dermatology, GPs, clinical researchers and formulation scientists. Dermatica uses technology to achieve something which is not possible in the traditional clinic. Your Dermatica journey starts with their free online consultation. Once that is complete, their medical team will assess your exact needs and determine the optimal treatment for your skin. Then formulate it specifically for you in their lab. As your skin changes, so does your treatment.

I was recommended the Tretinoin + Niacinamide + Azelaic Acid Treatment after I had my online consultation with Dermatica .

Dermatica Tretinoin + Niacinamide + Azelaic Acid Treatment
Ingredients breakdown

Tretinoin and it’s

Tretinoin is a prescription-strength retinoid that works with your skin to speed up cell turnover which regulates and promotes healthier, younger looking skin. It delivers visible results that help restore deterioration caused by age and sun damage.

• Tretinoin is proven to improve fine and coarse wrinkles by restoring dermal collagen.

• Diminishes skin roughness.

• Tightens loose and sagging skin.

• Reduces comedones, papules and pustules, and is suitable for long term maintenance therapy.

Niacinamide

Niacinamide (also known as nicotinamide or nicotinic acid) is an active form of vitamin B3.

Niacinamide has been shown to improve fine lines and wrinkles; reduce hyperpigmentation such as age spots; and also increase ceramide production, leading to greater hydration of the skin.

Azelaic Acid and its benefits

Azelaic Acid is produced naturally by yeasts that live on skin. It is effective for treating acne as well as improving skin texture and reducing pigmentation.

Azelaic acid attacks bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes, which play an essential part in causing acne. Azelaic acid also acts to reduce the growth of the harder outermost skin cells that block pores and cause blackheads and whiteheads.

  • Reduces comedones, papules and pustules, and is suitable for long term maintenance therapy.
  • 20% azelaic acid cream lightens melasma as effectively as 4% hydroquinone.
Dermatica Tretinoin + Niacinamide + Azelaic Acid Treatment

My Experience:

I used the treatment for over 3 months. With your prescribed treatment you will get a leaflet that is going to guide you on how to use each treatment. So for the first month, I used the treatment 2 times per week, and I increased the treatment slowly to every other day. I have combination skin. I have dry cheeks and a oily T zone.

How I used the Dermatica’s treatment is as follows. After I cleansed and toned I applied my serums and on top of my serums I applied the treatment. I applied a lighter cream on top. I made sure that my skin feels hydrated and does not feels dry, as many retinols dry out ones skin.

Dermaticas treatment has changed my skin so much! Before I began using the Dermatica’s treatment. My skin was breaking out a lot, and I had a lot of breakouts and dark spots. My dark spots have faded completely, I barely break out now. This treatment has helped to keep my skin clear. I highly recommend checking their treatments out. They do so many to choose from depending on your skin concern! Do note that this treatment is quite strong, and you therefore should always consult the leaflet on how to use the product.

Dermatica kindly set up a discount code for my followers which will give you guys 1 month free and 20% off your second month! The code is ALIASAM.

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Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint and Hide and Peek concealer review

Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint and Hide and Peek concealer review

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Hint hint skin tint:

Available in 20 shades. I was sent the shades hint of toast, hint of almond and hint of walnut. Hint of Almond is my perfect match.

BENEFITS

  • Lasts for up to 16 hours
  • Water-resistant, sweat resistant, and transfer-resistant
  • Hydrates skin for up to 12 hours
  • Seals in moisture and nourishes dry skin
  • Noncomedogenic and vegan
Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint and Hide and Peek concealer review

Packaging:

The Hint Hint Skin Tint is housed in glass packaging. I really like the packaging. The Skint tint has a dropper. For me, with 1-2 drops I am able to get the desired coverage.

Swatches

Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint swatches

My experience

The Hint Hint Skin Tint has a light- medium coverage. The consistency is very light and runny, yet very pigmented. I love the finish a lot. It is very dewy. I love how it looks on the skin, and it is also long wearing. It is like a tinted moisturiser. My preferred way of blending this tint is with my fingers or my brush. If you are looking for a light weight foundation then look no further than the Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint.

Morphe 2 Hide and Peek Concealer

Available in 15 shades. I was sent the shades peek of peach, peek of fawn and peek of buff. All of these shades work for me. I was so surprised! Peek of peach is a great shade to cancel out any darkness, whilst the other two shades work amazingly well as a concealer.

BENEFITS

  • Buildable, light to medium coverage
  • Natural-looking finish
  • Longwearing for up to 12 hours
  • Vegan
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for contact lens wearers
Morphe2 Hint Hint Skin Tint and Hide and Peek concealer

Packaging:

The packaging of the concealers is very sleek, I love the white cap. The concealers are housed in frosted glass packaging. I am a huge fan of the applicator wand. It applies the product like a dream.

Swatches

Morphe2 Hide and Peek concealer swatches

My experience:

The concealers are very creamy, and they have a light- medium coverage. I really enjoy the formula, it does not crease on me. They are very long wearing too. The formula is very hydrating. If you are looking for a new hydrating concealer, then this is the one!

You can also use my non affiliate code GLAMFAM1156 for money off at Morphe brushes.

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NSF micro oil and MicroMilk Review

NSF micro oil and MicroMilk Review

This post contains press samples*

A few months ago, I was introduced to NFS micro oil and their Micro Milk. I have been using both of these products for a while and thought to let you guys know my thoughts.

The Micro Oil

What it is?

This antioxidant-rich oil is based on the camelina sativa flower and has a calming effect on both the mind and skin!

NFS micro oil

Key ingredients and their benefits:

Camelina sativa seed oil

A strong antioxidant due to high vitamin E content; acts as an anti-inflammatory, calming sensitised skin, whilst adding moisture; boosts the immune system; packed with omega-3 fatty acids; suitable for all skin conditions.

Plukentia volubilis seed oil

Protects against the damaging effects of sun exposure; regulates oil production; maintains elasticity; soothes and prevents inflammation; promotes softness, smoothness, and suppleness; hydrates the skin without clogging the pores; helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines; gentle enough for all skin conditions.

Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil

Skin-conditioner which helps soften, nourish and hydrate; adds nutrients including calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamin E; to replenishes and reduces dryness in the upper layers of the skin; helps reduce fine lines, add moisture and relieve itching; helps to minimise signs of premature ageing and create a glow.

Squalene oil

Fights off skin-damaging free radicals which contribute to the signs of ageing; balances oil production; anti-inflammatory; helps with skin conditions such as acne and eczema; helps to boost blood circulation, promoting the formation of collagen for firmer, plumper skin

My Experience :

My skin loves the micro oil. It is a beautiful oil, which instantly absorbs into the skin. It is a treat to use, the scent is so calming and smells divine. Luckily, the facial oil did not break me out. The oil leaves my skin very soft, plump and hydrated. I reach out to this facial oil the most.

The MicroMilk £33.00

What it is?

Hydrating and ultra-light body moisturiser which can be used daily to keep dry skin at bay and skin silky soft.

NSF Micro Milk

Key ingredients and their benefits:

An ingredient-led hydrating body moisturiser including antioxidant-rich camelina sativa seed oil which has a calming effect on both the mind and skin and helps restore the skin’s natural barrier. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, calming sensitised skin, whilst adding moisture and boosting the immune system.

Cannabis sativa seed oil

+ 1% CBD, the super booster which intensively nourishes and regenerates sensitive and tired skin.

Vitamins A and E

It deeply moisturises and improves the skin’s structure, whilst relaxing it along with the mind, ensuring nutrients are absorbed better.

Aloe vera gel

For hydrating, soothing and cooling skin whilst also reducing inflammation and itchiness, leaving it smooth and soft.

Karite (shea) butter

An anti-inflammatory, rich in polysaturated fatty acids (DHA) and vitamins to soften, heal, condition, tone and soothe skin.

These ingredients were selected for inclusion in The MicroMilk because of their skin benefits and their positive effect on mental wellbeing. Ideal for daily use on all skin conditions, especially sensitive, dehydrated and dry. Formulated without artificial colours

NSF micro oil and MicroMilk Review

My experience:

The micro milk is housed in a simple yet gorgeous packaging. Moreover, it has a pump which is another plus for me. It is very easy to distribute the product. I love it when body care products have a pump! The texture of the micro milk is very velvety and feels very light weight. It sinks beautifully into the skin. Leaving my skin hydrated and nourished. I hate body moisturisers that feel heavy. This one is love at first use, love how light weight it is! My legs and arms tend to get dry in the colder seasons. This has been a life saver for me. It keeps my skin nourished. Additionally, I enjoy the scent.

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Charlotte Tilbury New Supermodel Brows Review

Charlotte Tilbury New Supermodel Brows Review

This post contains press samples*

Charlotte Tilbury recently launched new reformulated supermodel brows. IT’S EASY! FILL + FEATHER + FIX! It has a Innovative 3 STEP SYSTEM and tools so it’s EASY for EVERYONE to have SUPERMODEL BROWS! I have been testing these brow products out for a while now, and thought to share my thoughts with you all.

Brow lift £22

The brow cheat has a cream-wax, formula and it is REFILLABLE. This eyebrow pencil is to fill, add shape and give structure to your brows. The brow lift comes in 8 shades. It has a triangular shape. The brow lift has a dual end, on one side, you get the brow pencil and on the other side, you get a spoolie! I really enjoyed using this product it is so creamy and easy to use.

Charlotte Tilbury New Supermodel Brows Review

Key features:

  • Brow Lift has a magical SMUDGE-PROOF, HUMIDITY-PROOF & SWEAT-RESISTANT formula with 16-HOUR WEAR
  • WATERPROOF
  • Rich in Emollients – allowing for smooth application, enabling easy creation of definition and shape.
  • Carnauba Wax – acting as an emollient, allowing slip and a smooth application.
  • Vitamin E – to condition.
  • Pure Pigments – a high concentration of pigments to create natural-looking colour with depth.
Charlotte Tilbury New Supermodel Brows Review

Brow cheat £22

The brow cheat is a MICRO precision REFILLABLE eyebrow pencil with an angled tip to perfect and recreate the illusion of defined, natural brow hairs. This product like the brow lift, comes in 8 shade. I really like this brow product. I had so much control with the brow cheat, thanks to the precise tip! It fills in the brows like a dream. The brow cheat is not too waxy which I prefer! It has a very creamy formula. I also, love the sleek rose gold packaging of the brow cheat! Like the brow lift, this also has a dual end!

Charlotte Tilbury New Supermodel Brows Review

Legendary brows £19

This formula of the legends brows has been reformulated to add TEXTURE, FEATHER & FULLNESS! This product coats and defines every brow hair – even tiny baby hairs! How amazing is that!

The wand of the legendary brow gel is very petite. Which adds texture and fullness mimicking natural brow hair. It comes in 4 shades which are; taupe, soft brown, dark brown and black brown. I often use tinted brow products, and I was so impressed with this one. This product lightly tints my brows, and the process is less messy. I am actually not mad at it, because it makes my brows look very natural and it gives my brows shape, and separates my brows beautifully! The tinted brow gel, does not feels heavy on my brows which I love.

Key features:

The formula is WATER-RESISTANT and LONG-LASTING for 10-HOUR WEAR!

Enriched with volumising Magic Elasticizing Wax, nourishing Vitamin E, strengthening Castor Oil and natural pigments that lift and tint.

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Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal Review

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal

PR sample

Lancôme has never disappointed me with their fragrances. A few months ago, Lancôme released their new La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal perfume. I am going to talk about this perfume today!

La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau de Parfum invites you to light up the world with happiness and turn the ordinary into extraordinary moments. 

Introducing the most luminous facette of happiness in the La Vie Est Belle fragrance line, our Eau de Parfum for women Soleil Cristal is the new solar addiction that shines bright with a warm floral heart.

This perfume comes in two sizes, 50ML and 100ml. The 50ML retails for £78, whilst the 100ml retails for £99.50.

Packaging

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal

I love the packaging. It is a gorgeous holographic bottle, which looks absolutely magical! It’s like a crystal enchanted by the light that passes through it. From its warm golden heart to the tip of its iridescent wings, light radiates from the perfume bottle like a halo of happiness.

Key notes:

La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal, Eau de Parfum is composed of a floral and solar heart [Sambac Jasmin Absolute, Orange Blossom Absolute, Ylang-Ylang Essence, Solar Coconut Accord] brightened by a dazzling smile of fine delicacies.

Transversal Fragrance Notes: Iris, fine delicate accord


Top Fragrance Notes: Bergamot and Mandarin oils, Pink Pepper oil


Heart Fragrance Notes: Sunny Coconut accord, Orange Blossom and Jasmine Sambac absolutes
Base Fragrance Notes: Iris concrete, Patchouli Bali Oil and Vanilla Bourbon Premium Madagascar Infusion

La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal

My experience:

I truly enjoyed using this scent, it is the perfect spring/ summer time scent. When one first sprays it, it smells citrusy and the Mandarin notes are prominent, but after it dries down it turns into a warm fragrance, which is not too sweet. Although, I did notice some notes of floral such as vanilla. This perfume has a very refreshing vibe to it. The notes of coconut and vanilla are particularly telling. This has become one of my fav spring scents and I am looking forward to wearing it more in summer. The scent screams summer to me. The scent is very long lasting.

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal

Much love Alia xx

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Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel Review

Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel Review

PR sample

I am a huge fan of Good molecules, and all the products I’ve tried from them have been very effective. Do let me know in the comments bellow, if you want more product review from their skincare range. Today, I am going to review Good Molecules NEW Yerba Eye Gel. I have been using it for over 2 months. The formula is amazing, I have honestly been addicted to this eye gel.

Matte Wakeup Eye Gel

What it is?


The Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel is rich in yerba extract, a natural source of antioxidants and polyphenols that fight oxidative damage for brighter, more radiant skin.

This eye cream is so affordable it only retails for $6.

Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel Review

Key Ingredients:

YERBA MATE

Delivers natural antioxidants and polyphenols to protect from UV light. It also reduces dark circles.

CAFFEINE & ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-5

Reduces puffiness and swelling

HYALURONIC ACID

3 forms of hyaluronic acid help plump fine lines

GM Products are:
✅Cruelty-free
✅Vegan
✅ have no added fragrance

Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel Review

My experience:

It is a very hydrating eye gel, and I love using this in the morning. It instantly revives my tired eyes. I do not know what I will do without this eye gel, I will be purchasing some backups ASAP! Thank god, I do not have puffy eyes, but this eye cream helps with that too. It contains caffeine and acetyl Tetra-peptide, to reduce puffiness and swelling. This eye gel is very very hydrating, and by that I really mean it. The hydration lasts all day. It contains three forms of hyaluronic acid! I swear by this ingredient, it is one of my fav ingredients ever! The texture of the eye gel is very lightweight , and does not feel heavy, which is a plus for me! The eye gel sinks beautifully. If you are on hunt for a good eye gel, then get this one. You will not be disappointed. The rave reviews show, how amazing this product is.

Much love, Alia xx

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LANCÔME LASH IDÔLE MASCARA REVIEW


LANCÔME LASH IDÔLE MASCARA

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Mascara is a one of the most important steps in my makeup routine. I am always on a hunt for a good mascara. Not long ago, Lancôme released a new mascara to the market called Lash Idôle. I am very excited to share my thoughts with you all today, on Lancôme’s new mascara.

What it is?

It is a revolutionary non-clumping mascara that targets every single lash for instantly longer, lifted eyelashes. How amazing does that sound!

This volumising mascara provides lifted, fanned out volume as well as a 140% eye-opening effect. It is a clump-free mascara that lasts for up to 24 hours while being easy to remove. It truly is the perfect mascara to hit all of your lash goals.

Retail price

Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara retails for £23.50

Unique Ingredients:

Enriched with white tea extract.

The wand:

LANCÔME LASH IDÔLE MASCARA

The wand of the Idole Mascara is very unique to other mascaras in the market. The application process becomes much easier, as one has more control with the brush.

This mascara wand has 125 different bristle sizes and 360 micro-bristles as well as a radical new gel emulsion mascara formula providing a feather-light feel and zero clumps that lasts up to 24h wear. I agree with the zero clumps claim, the lashes separate beautifully, and do it clump together which is a plus for me. The formula of this mascara is a win for me.

Packaging:

LANCÔME LASH IDÔLE MASCARA

The mascara is housed in rose gold and black packaging. The packaging is so sleek.

My Experience:

It has been a while since I’ve tried any new mascara from Lancôme. When I tried this mascara, I was so impressed with it’s performance. This mascara is a game changer, it coats every lash beautifully! This mascara does a great job at elongating my lashes, and providing the right amount of volume, without feeling clumpy or heavy. I really enjoyed using this mascara it applies easily, lasts all day and is so easy to remove! Don’t you just love mascaras that are easy to remove? The lash idôle mascara has become my fav, and I will re purchase it once I finish it.

Have you tried this mascara yet? If not, are you adding it to your wish list?


This post contains Press samples* but all opinions are my own.


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Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate and Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate Review


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Are you a fan of luxury skincare? I personally love luxury skincare. I have a extensive collection, and I enjoy using luxury skincare, they are a delight to use. Shiseido is no exception. A bit about the brand. Shiseido is a Japanese skincare brand. Shiseido believes that beauty truly comes alive when body and soul are healthy and full of vitality. Shiseido continues to thoughtfully fuse Eastern and Western philosophies and innovations together to serve as a beacon of beauty inspiration—especially the Japanese sense of spiritual beauty—for women all over the globe. Today, I have two products to talk about from Shiseido.

Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate


Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

The serum comes in different sizes, and therefore the prices vary. The 30ml retails for £69, 50ml retails for £95, 75ml retails for £120 and finally the 120ml retails for £155.

What it is?

Used as a pre-treatment, it enhances the effects of other serums and moisturisers on top.

Did you know that this serum is sold every 9 seconds?

It works on all skin types and fits into many skincare routines. On its own, Ultimune is a powerful serum.

Key ingredients

It uses botanical extracts of Reishi Mushroomand Iris Root to continuously fortify skin’s ability to defend itself. 

Reishi Mushrooms act as rich antioxidants which are known to hydrate and visibly reduce signs of ageing. Iris root is recognised for its vitality and ability to keep skin moisturised. Together, these ingredients are naturally powerful age defenders for strong, healthy-looking skin.

Packaging

I am obsessed with the packaging, it’s so luxurious and unique. The serum is housed in a gorgeous glass red bottle. Moreover, it has a pump. I love skincare products that have a pump. It’s much easier to dispense the product.

My experience:

It is my first time trying out this range. It is a lovely serum. The texture of the serum is very luxurious it is very silky to the touch. This serum gives my skin extreme hydration. The serum absorbs beautifully without feeling greasy. I love serums that can be layered.

ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Eye Concentrate £58

ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Eye Concentrate

What it is?

This eye serum prevents the five main eye area concerns: dryness, wrinkle appearance, dark circles, puffiness and loss of resilience. Experience a stronger, smoother, more resilient skin for a radiant look.

ImuGeneration Technology
Helps to enhance skin’s inner defence system while improving its outward appearance.

Smoothing Defense Complex
Provides a shield-like effect to help reduce friction damage from rubbing and rigorous makeup removal.

Key ingredients:

The Reishi Mushroom is rich in anti-oxidants known to hydrate and visibly reduce aging, while Iris root is recognized for its vitality and ability to keep skin moisturized. Together these ingredients are naturally powerful age defenders for strong, healthy-looking skin.

Packaging:

The packaging of the eye cream is much lighter than the serum. The eye cream has a pump. I prefer pumps over eye cream pots. Again, the packaging looks so stunning on my vanity.

My experience:

The texture of the eye cream is very unique. It has a luxurious light weight gel texture. The eye cream absorbs instantly, and it doesn’t feels heavy! A little does a long way. It is one of the best hydrating eye creams on the market. I have been obsessed with this eye cream. The hydration lasts all day. I am going to repurchase this eye cream.

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New Elf No Budge Shadow sticks Swatches & Review


New Elf No Budge Shadow sticks

This post contains press samples


Elf Cosmetics, recently launched 8 NEW shades to their No Budge Shadow Stick line. I am a huge fan of shadow sticks as they are so easy to use. Today, I am going to share with you my thoughts on Elf cosmetics No Budge shadow sticks.

What is it?

A metallic cream eyeshadow stick that is smudge-proof, long-wearing and crease-resistant

What are the Key features?

  • Smudge-proof, long-wearing and crease-resistant formula
  • Creamy, metallic finish with intense pigmentation
  • Smooth formula glides on easily and flawlessly
  • Convenient twist-up design with an included sharpener
New Elf No Budge Shadow sticks

Retail price:

Each shadow stick retails for £5 which is insane. I love the quality of these shadow sticks. They are available to purchase from Boots, feel unique, and Elf Cosmetics website.

Shades:

They come in 11 gorgeous shades. Elf released 8 New shades, and out of the 8 shades I was sent 6 shades. Which are; Rich Amethyst, Blue steel, Rose Quartz, Golden goddess, Magnetic pull and Midnight Saphire.

Swatches

New Elf No Budge Shadow sticks Swatches

Blue steel is a beautiful grey toned blue shade. It looks almost duo chrome. It also has a silver shift to it. Golden goddess is a gorgeous balanced gold shade. It looks flattering on the eyes. Magnetic pull is a very stunning cool toned taupe shade. Another gorgeous shade which looks absolutely beautiful on the lids. Rose Quartz is a pale pink/ silver shade. It is very sparkly. It would look amazing as an inner corner highlight. Rich Amethyst, is a beautiful metallic plump purple shade. I am a huge fan of purple shadows. They look absolutely flattering on my brown eyes. Last, but not the least, Midnight Sapphire is a dark blue shade. This shade is very interesting, it is in between a blue and a purple shade. This is another gorgeous shade.

Packaging:

I love the packaging it is so sleek. The packaging colour is similar to the shadow you will get inside!

New Elf No Budge Shadow sticks

My experience:

I have enjoyed using Elf Cosmetics No Budge shadow sticks. They are very long wearing, and have a creamy formula. I love a good metallic shadow stick. They are also very opaque which I am so impressed with. I love to blend them with my fingers. They also blend well with a brush. I am very impressed with the formula and the quality. Each shade retails for £5.00 which is an absolute bargain! I hope that Elf Cosmetics comes up with more shades, and more warmer tones.


All opinions are my own. They are always unbiased.

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Lancôme L’absolu Rouge Intimatte Review


Lancôme l’absolu rouge intimatte review

This post contains press samples.


Not long ago, Lancôme launched their L’ABSOLU Rouge intimatte lipsticks. Today, I am going to share my thoughts with you, on their new lipsticks.

Key features:

These lipsticks offer a no-compromise result combining soft matte effect and comfort, while leaving a bare lips sensation. They also define the lines, and blurs them.

Lancôme l’absolu rouge intimatte review

Retail price:

Each lipstick retails for £27.50 and they are available to purchase at Lancôme website

Shades:

They come in 16 beautiful shades;

  • 212 undressed
  • 226 worn off nude
  • 276 timeless appeal
  • 278 hide and seek
  • 274 killing me softly
  • 282 very french
  • 292 plush love
  • 169 love rendez
  • 196 pleasure first
  • 130 not flirting
  • 525 sexy cherry
  • 155 burning lips
  • 888 kind of sexy
  • 388 rose lancome
  • 454 beloved berry
  • 404 hot and cold

I was sent 4 shades which are 276 timeless appeal, 292 plush love , 155 burning lips and 196 pleasure first. My Instagram followers have been crushing on the gorgeous shades I was sent, check their reaction here.

276 timeless appeal is a gorgeous beige shade.

292 plush love is a red shade.

155 burning lips is a red shade.

196 pleasure first is a medium dark red.

Lancôme l’absolu rouge intimatte review

The L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte lipsticks are formulated with hydrating ingredients such as:


-Hyaluronic Acid
-Pro-Xylane
-Rose Extract

Packaging:

The lipsticks are housed in rose gold packaging which look absolutely stunning. The packaging is sleek and luxurious. Another interesting feature of the packaging is that the lipsticks open with a click button.

Lancôme l’absolu rouge intimatte review

My Experience:

I really enjoyed the formula. It is very opaque with a single swipe. The formula is very lightweight on the lips, and is non-drying. The lipsticks give a soft matte finish. The lipsticks are formulated with Hyaluronic acid, which hydrate your lips.

When ever I apply lipsticks, I always prep my lips. My lips can get dry sometimes, and it’s vital to prep them well in advance.

I am blown away by Lancôme lipstick formula, and I highly recommend checking these lipsticks out. If you love matte, yet comfortable bullet lipsticks, then you do not want to miss out on these! There’s a shade for everyone, from nude shades to dark berry shades.

Will you be picking any of these up?

Lancôme l’absolu rouge intimatte review

All opinions are my own. They are always unbiased.

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Revlon So Fierce Big Bad Lash Waterproof Mascara Review| New launch


Revlon So Fierce Big Bad Lash Waterproof Mascara

This post contains press sample


Mascara is a vital step in my makeup routine. I am always on a hunt for a good mascara. Not long ago, Revlon released a new mascara which is the So Fierce Big Bad Lash mascara. I am excited to share my thoughts with you all today.

Revlon So Fierce Big Bad Lash Waterproof Mascara

Retail price

The Revlon’ a So Fierce Big Bad Lash Waterproof Mascara retails for £9.99 and is available to purchase from Superdrug, and Boots.

What it does?

  • Extreme, rebellious volume lasts all day and night, up to 24 hours
  • Lash tint technology gradually darkens lashes in 7 days with natural dyes
  • No-cleanup. smudge-proof, flake-proof formula
  • Revlon Double-Sided Brush™ adds volume and fans out lashes
  • Formula contains smooth oils for glossy lashes
  • Available in Washable and Waterproof

I was sent the waterproof version.

Revlon So Fierce Big Bad Lash Waterproof Mascara

Packaging

The poppy red packaging instantly caught my eye. The packaging is very different to the other mascaras in my collection.

Mascara Wand

The mascara has a curvy hourglass shape. It has a dual wand.

Revlon So Fierce Big Bad Lash Waterproof Mascara

My Experience

I really enjoyed using this mascara it made my lashes very long and separated my lashes beautifully. With the dual wand, I was able to have more control with the application process.

It you want a natural/ wispy yet long lashes look, then this mascara is for you. I coated my lashes 2 times with this mascara, and it did not clump my lashes. I was instantly impressed. When I first, used this mascara I did not see a major difference in regard to the volume. However, upon the second and third use, I was impressed with the Volumising factor. I always like to apply my mascara using the wiggling technique. The longevity is great, it also does not budge.

As the mascara is waterproof, it does not remove with water. I used a makeup cleanser to remove mine. It removes effortless with a makeup cleanser.

I am obsessed with this mascara, it is a great affordable alternative. Do let me know if you want to try it out for yourself, in the comments section.

Revlon So Fierce Big Bad Lash Waterproof Mascara

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Coco and Eve beauty pillow case and eye mask review. New launch.

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Coco&Eve beauty pillow case and eye mask

Coco and Eve have recently launched their Beauty Sleep Pillow Case, and a eye mask. How exciting! Both products are made with satin fabric. Their products are vegan and cruelty free. There are many benefits sleeping on a satin pillowcase. Some of the benefits are that it helps smooth frizzy hair, you wake up with less tangle and knots in your hair. Whereas cotton can snag hair and hair tangles overnight. Today, I am going to talk to you about Coco& Eve new launch.

Beauty Sleep Pillow Case £19.90

(1 x Beauty Sleep Pillowcase Pink 70cm x 45cm)

Coco&Eve beauty sleep pillow case

Key benefits:

  • Silkier, smoother, stronger hair: Unlike traditional cotton pillowcases, this one doesn’t tug or pull at hair, meaning zero frizz and flyaways, just smooth, silky, soft hair.
  • Less tangles: Made from a material so soft and gentle, hair glides over the surface meaning hair is protected for longer.
  • Anti-aging: Less creases and marks left on your skin with this super soft friction-less material that doesn’t irritate.
  • Hydrating: Skin is glowy and plump by morning, kept hydrated all night thanks to a material that keeps your face cream in your skin and not on your sheets.
Coco&Eve satin beauty sleep pillow case and eye mask

Packaging:

I adore the baby pink colour looks so beautiful on my bed too!

Pic credit: Coco&Eve

My experience:

I have been sleeping on this satin pillow case for a few days now. I have noticed a huge difference. My hair has become immensely softer. I wake up with non-frizz hair. I highly recommend checking the pillow case out. You hair is going to love it! Coco&Eve’s beauty pillow case is reasonably priced, and is much cheaper than the ones I have seen online.

Coco&Eve beauty pillow case

Satin Eye Mask £15.90.

The soft satin fabric keeps moisture close to the skin and stops it from drying out overnight.

A soft luxurious eye mask for uninterrupted beauty sleep with anti-aging benefits.

Coco&Eve satin eye mask

Key benefits:

  • Anti-aging: Less creases and marks left on your skin due to friction-less material that doesn’t irritate or pull. Plus its super soft material and blackout effect means you’ll get all the beauty sleep you need.
  • All about comfort: Elastic, silky headband fits like a dream so you don’t have that itchy feeling and can drift off to sleep quickly.
  • Carry pouch: Keep your eye mask free from bacteria with a stylish pouch that makes it ideal to throw in your bag.

Packaging:

It comes in 2 beautiful shades; pink and green. I have the pink one. I am in love with the writing on the eye mask! Like who isn’t dreaming of Bali during this strange time?

Coco& Eve Eye mask in the colour green
Pic credit: Coco& Eve

My experience:

This eye mask is very comfortable and immensely soft. I have been using this mask since I received it. I am loving it, it feels so luxurious. It blocks out all the light. If you love eye masks and are looking for a new one then do check this one out. You will love it.

Coco&Eve like a virgin hair masque

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Maybelline Superstay Active wear foundation 30H Review and Swatches|New launch


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Maybelline Superstay Active wear foundation 30H

I have been a huge fan of Maybelline’s foundations. Especially their matte and poreless and their luminous and smooth foundation has been a staple in my collection. Both are such great everyday foundations. Not long ago, Maybelline launched their OG superstay foundation, which I have yet to try. It received a lot of positive reviews. So when Maybelline released their new Superstay Active wear foundation I knew I had to try it.

What it is?

The NEW Maybelline’s superstay active wear foundation has a wear time up of 30H! Which is absolutely insane. This foundation is going to be perfect for events. The foundation claims to be light weight, breathable, and also full coverage.

What it does?

It’s transfer-resistant, water-resistant and sweat-resistant. When it comes to high-pigment foundation with a weightless, natural finish, this comfortable matte foundation goes above and beyond to transform the look of your skin. It features an oil-free formula that doesn’t clog pores and is dermatologist tested. It is suitable for all skin types.

Maybelline Superstay Active wear foundation 30H

Retail price

Retails for £10.99

This foundation is available to purchase from Boots, Superdrug’s, Wilko and Beauty Bay.

Shade range

This foundation is available in 20 shades. I was kindly gifted the shades 31 and 36. The shade 31 is my perfect winter shade, I might have to get the shade 32 or 34 for summer time. The shade 36 was dark, but workable.

Packaging

Maybelline Superstay Active wear foundation 30H

Glass packaging with white lid Looks super sleek and beautiful! I love foundations that come in glass packaging. This foundation has a pump which I love.

Swatches

Maybelline superstay active wear foundation swatches
Maybelline Superstay Active wear foundation 30H

How to use

Apply smoothly and evenly to your face and blend with your brush, fingertips or a beauty blender. My favourite way of blending the foundation is via a foundation brush. My fav brush to buff any foundation is the IT Cosmetics heavenly luxe dual brush. It has been a holy grail since I tried it!

My Experience:

The consistency of the foundation is thick, yet easy to work with. At first, I was scared I thought the foundation is going to be cakey, but when I tried blending the foundation it blew my mind. The foundation blends flawlessly into the skin. It sits beautifully on the skin. The foundation effectively concealed my redness and my acne marks. The finish of the foundation is dreamy. I love the matte/ velvety finish. The foundation hold very well throughout the day. I can not promise the 30H wear, as I tested it for 20H, but it held beautifully and controlled my oil. I tend to get oily throughout the day. Nonetheless, the foundation did a great job at controlling the oil. I did not felt the need to set the foundation with powder.

If you love a good breathable and full coverage foundation then I highly recommend you to check this new offering from Maybelline. The only downside of the foundation is that it dries fast, which means you have to work fast with it. I recommend doing one side of your face at a time.

Maybelline Superstay Active wear foundation 30H

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Aeva Beauty your lips but better| New launch


This post includes press samples.

Your lips but better

Today, I am going to talk about Aeva Beauty’s newly launched Your lips but better glosses. I love a good lip gloss formula. I have been super impressed with Aeva Beauty’s formula. The glosses come in a beautiful packaging, I am obsessed with it!

The glosses come in 6 beautiful shade. I was kindly gifted three shades which are: glass (clear gloss) mocha ( chocolate shade) and radiance (rose gold shimmer shade).

Pic credit: h.a.beauty1 (my sister)

Other shade names:

MAUVELOUS- A Rosy Mauve lip shade

AMBER- A Posh lip shade.

CORAL- A Rosy nude shade

About the formula:

  • Creamy Formula
  • Full coverage
  • Non-sticky feel
  • Intense texture
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Shea Butter infused to thoroughly nourish and hydrate your lips, making them smooth and plump
Your lips but better

Retail price:

Each gloss retails for $15!

Packaging:

I love the sleek packaging of the glosses. The packaging is very unique. Let’s talk about the applicator of the glosses, I love it it’s oval shaped, and provides a smooth application.

Your lips but better

My experience:


The formula is so comfortable on the lips, it’s non sticky and long wearing! The formula is so dreamy, and feels luxurious. These glosses last 2-3 hours on your lips, and you can always re apply when needed. It is comparable to some high end glosses. I highly recommend checking these glosses out. You are going to fall in love with the formula. There is a shade for everyone which is amazing!

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Bali Buffing Sugar- Coco& Eve

Press sample

What it is?

Bali Buffing sugar by coco and Eve is formulated with exfoliating formula with unique Balinese ingredients renew and revitalize skin.

What it does?

They help to improve the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite and marks. Prepares skin for a perfect self tan


Non sticky, non drying, 100% vegan, no nasties.

Retail price?

£34.90

Pic credit: Coco and Eve

My experience:

I really enjoyed using this body scrub! It is one of the best body scrubs on the market! It made my skin so so soft! If you love a good body scrub then do check this one out!

Secondly, the heaven-scent Dragonfruit and Lychee fragrance is so dreamy, and lasts for a long time. Get ready to be transported to a tropical beach where you can show off your newly-revitalised skin!


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It cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer and confidence in a eye cream | Review

Press samples

Confidence in a eye cream:

Perfect for multiple skin types!

Apricot tint colour-corrects and brightens

Created with an apricot tint, a super ceramide complex, chrysin, licorice root, avocado and squalane.

Retail price: £25

My experience:

I’ve recently started using this eye cream and I am loving it! It has a dreamy velvety texture, which makes my under eyes smooth and bright. The eye cream is also very hydrating. I highly recommend checking this eye cream out.

Bye Bye under eyes concealer:

Key Benefits

Highly pigmented, water-resistant, full-coverage concealer helps to cover the look of imperfections

Helps to make your skin look younger!

Infused with skin-loving peptides, vitamins, hydrolysed collagen, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.

Retail price: £32

My experience:

It is a full coverage concealer and it looks flawless. I cannot recommend this concealer enough! It has been my favourite product of 2020. How I use the concealer is as follows; I warm the concealer with my fingertips and I blend it with my fingers. You only need a small amount.


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Maybelline The Falsies Instant Lash Lift Look Lengthening Volumising Mascara 01 Black| Review

I have been a huge fan of Maybelline’s mascaras for years. They make one of the best mascaras. I have been testing out their Falsies Instant Lash Lift Mascara for a few days now, and thought to share with you all my thoughts. I am very fussy about mascara, when I got my hands on the Instant lift mascara I was very intrigued.

Falsies Instant Lash Lift mascara

What it is?

The double curved lifting brush and fiber-infused formula grab lashes at the root to lift, thicken, and lengthen. No clumps, smears, or flakes, just volume that lasts all day. The 1st instant lash lift in a bottle locks in your dramatic length look instantly with its doublecurved brush and fiber-infused formula.

The mascara is Ophthalmologist tested, suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lenses.

Falsies Instant Lash Lift mascara Wand

Key benefits:

Fiber Infused Formula: Lifts and coats all lashes giving your lashes the salon lash lift effect but without the hassle and for a fraction of the price!

Double Curved Brush: Unique brush made especially to lengthen and volumise lashes

All day wear: Just remove with your favourite makeup remover, suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes

Retail price?

The mascara retails for £9.99 and is available to purchase from Boots, Feel Unique, Look Fantastic and Superdrug’s.

Maybelline The Falsies Instant Lash Lift Look Lengthening Volumising Mascara 01 Black

My experience:

I really like this mascara, it blew me away as it gives lash lift effect to my lashes! I didn’t even curl my lashes, and boom the mascara curled my lashes beautifully! The mascara also lengthens and gives volume to my lashes. The mascara is also long wearing, and is transfer proof. It did not smudge on me. If you want lash lift effect, then look no where this mascara is that good, you won’t regret. You can achieve the results from your home.

I love the wand of the mascara. It is so easy to control the amount of product I put. See pic above. The mascara comes off easily with micellar water and a cleansing balm.

How I use this mascara is as follows: I hold the brush against my lashes and sweep from root to tip, and I repeat this step until I am satisfied with the volume and length. Which of their mascaras is your fav? Let me know in the comments below.

Overall:

All in all, I cannot recommend this mascara enough. In fact, this mascara is going straight in my makeup bag, and I cannot wait to pick a few more of these. Because I know I am going to run through this mascara super fast.


This post contains Press samples* but all opinions are my own.

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Murad Take Time off Christmas set

Murad retinol Take Time off Christmas set

Murad has launched 8 incredible Christmas sets this year, including their iconic products. This set is going to be great for you if you are a beauty junkie and want to treat your self- and it is going to make for a great Christmas present for your loved one. Today, I am going to run you guys through the Take Time Off Christmas set, which includes Murad’s Retinol collection and a sample size of their peel.

Take time off Christmas set
Take time off Christmas set

This set retails for £75. This set includes a full size of the retinol youth renewal serum which on its own retails for £75! So this set is worth checking out as you are getting their other products to test out.

Retinol youth renewing serum

The retinol youth renewal serum claims to:

Improve the look of lines and wrinkles in 2 weeks with the #1 retinol product in the U.S. Additionally, this retinol is for all ages, and even tested safe for sensitive skin.

It also contains a sample size of the Retinol youth renewal night cream which claims to visibly minimise wrinkles and restores youthful contours.

Retinol youth renewal night cream

Next up, it includes a sample of the replenishing multi acid peel . I love a good chemical exfoliater

replenishing multi acid peel

This peel accelerates cell renewal by 33% in 7 days, it also nourishes the skin and prevents dryness and reduces irritation!

Lastly, it includes a sample of the renewing eye cream. This eye cream firms, visibly reduces dark circles and wrinkles.

renewing eye cream

Have a look at their other Christmas gift sets bellow:

Murad Christmas collection 2020

This post contains Press samples* but all opinions are my own.

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It Cosmetics Celebrate Your Heavenly Luxe Brush Set

Celebrate your heavenly luxe brush set

It Cosmetics recently launched their Christmas sets, one of the set includes their Celebrate Your Heavenly Luxe Brush set. I adore the silver handles. They are so stunning, and look super luxurious. Another plus for me is the case, which is going to make it so much easier to travel with. This brush set would make such a great Christmas present for your loved ones- or yourself if you want to spoil yourself.

Celebrate your heavenly luxe brush set
Celebrate your heavenly luxe brush set

Limited-edition brush set features 4 full-size must-have makeup brushes for your face and eyes. It only retails for £42 which is a bargain!

Celebrate your heavenly luxe brush set

Set Includes:
• Effortless Blush Brush
• Effortless Powder Brush
• Effortless Precision Brush
• Effortless Shadow/Smudger Brush
• Brush Case

I love It Cosmetics brushes, they are so well made, and make the whole process of blending and buffing so easy. Their brushes are such high quality and incredibly soft! If you haven’t tried their brushes yet then you should get this set, you won’t regret! Try the brushes out for your self the quality is speaks itself. So many bloggers love their brushes especially their foundation brush.

Their brushes are:
• Made with cruelty-free hairs to deliver airbrushed results and won’t shed
• Luxe organizer carries your brushes in style and doubles as a fashionable travel carrier

Celebrate your heavenly luxe brush set

Press Sample, but opinions are my own*

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Christmas gift guide 2020

Do you need help with Christmas gift ideas? Then keep on reading this blog. I am going to share with you guys a number of beauty gift set ideas which you could get your loved ones this Christmas.

Huda Beauty: HUDA Beauty NUDE gift set retail price: $29.00

Pic credit: Selfridges

Includes: NUDE Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette 10g, Liquid Matte Lipstick 1.9ml

I am a huge fan of Huda Beauty’s eyeshadow formula. The mattes are very buttery and creamy. Whilst the shimmers are very pigmented. I also adore her liquid lipstick formula it is so light weight on the lips.

IT Cosmetics Celebrate your confidence Bossters retail price: £32.00

Pic credit: It Cosmetics UK

It Cosmetics Celebrate your power retail price: £21.00

Pic credit: IT cosmetics UK

IT’s everything you need to define your lashes and brows! I am a huge fan of their super hero mascara. It gives so much volume to my lashes.

Set Includes:
●Full-Size Superhero Mascara (9 ml): Infused with Elastic Stretch Technology, this mascara is buildable and gives your lashes the look of super volume, super length and super elastic stretch.
●Travel-Size Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil (0.07 g): Your eyebrow pencil adheres to skin for natural-looking brows that works for all hair colours.

Jouer cosmetics essential lip enhancer sweet deluxe trio retail price: $23

Pic credit: Jouer Cosmetics

Jouer comsetics launched 4 Christmas sets. The one that I will highly recommend is The Essential Lip Enhancer set and their Paris lights highlighter and lip oil set.

The lip enhancer set includes Deluxe Trio, two new deluxe mini lip treatments in limited edition Sweet Mint and Vanilla scents and their original best seller in Rose. They’re the perfect go-to, moisturizing lip touch-ups with a sheer, glossy finish.

I have been a huge fan of their lip enhancers. They are so good! If you have chapped lips then you will love their lip enhancers, as much as I do.

Jouer Cosmetics: Paris lights highlighter and lip oil retail price: $25.00

Pic credit: Jouer Cosmetics

This set contains Jouer’s best-selling Powder Highlighter in Citrine and a deluxe version of their Essential Hydrating Lip Oil.

I have their full size highlighter in citrine as well as their lip oil which I purchased from Beauty Bay a few months ago. The highlighter is my fav, it goes on so smoothly and gives the most beautiful glow. It is the most beautiful champagne highlighter. Your gonna love the formula once you try it. The lip oil is a must have if you want your lips to shine and stay hydrated all day.

It is also available to purchase from Beauty Bay.

NEW! CHARLOTTE’S ICONIC MINI LIP WARDROBE they retail for £29

Pic credit: Charlotte Tilbury

I have been a huge fan of the CT lipstick formula, and if you want to try their lipsticks for the first time then I highly recommend checking these mini’s out!

This lipstick gift set includes:

Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk Original: On everyone’s lips, this iconic matte, nude-pink lipstick is the ultimate celebrity and supermodel secret, creating MAKEUP MANIA across the globe as the secret to fuller, wider-looking lips!

Matte Revolution lipstick in Walk of No Shame: The globally-loved, berry-rose, lip-enhancing hue that’s loved by supermodels and stars with a confidence-enhancing, cashmere-soft matte finish.

Matte Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria: This sophisticated suede taupe-nude shade is perfect for everyday makeup or paired with a subtle smokey eye.

NEW! LIMITED EDITION FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW retails for: £60.00

Pic credit: Charlotte Tilbury

Filmstar Bronze & Glow is embellished with a bejewelled starburst design and comes with the perfect mini Powder & Sculpt Brush! With same globally-loved Filmstar Bronze & Glow shades, the golden highlighter and sun-kissed bronzer are the secret to red carpet cheekbones!

WHAT MAKES IT MAGIC?

  • The magical bronzer is a blend of pearl and pigment to help contour your face and mimic that sun-kissed skin.
  • The highlighter has a golden base to flatter any skin tone, with Light Flex Technology to capture and reflect light for a gorgeous, glowing finish!
  • Mini Powder & Sculpt brush for a flawless-looking finish on-the-go!
  • The perfect beauty gift for contour-queens and glow-lovers!

I have yet to try this out. But I am a huge fan of the CT airbrush powder it is the best pressed powder on the market.


Moving on to some skincare sets.

Caudalie vinoperfect set retail price: £46.00

Pic credit: Look Fantastic

The Set Contains:

Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (30ml)
This satin-soft serum is scientifically proven to lighten dark spots in just 4 weeks. It will brighten and renew your skin leaving it truly radiant.

Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream (15ml)
The formula’s exclusive ingredient, Viniferine, was inspired by the ancient tradition of women in French vineyards using grapevine sap on their face and hands to lighten dark spots and brighten their complexion.

Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Moisturiser (15ml)
With a velvety texture, this creamy lotion is easily absorbed by the skin, delivering moisture deep into the pores without leaving an oily residue. Gracing the skin with a radiant glow, the cream strives to correct and prevent the appearance of dark spots.

Murad Hydration Handled Kit retail price: £24.00

Pic credit: Look Fantastic

Murad hydrating cleanser is so so good, it foams up with water but it is none stripping. I highly recommend checking this set out if you want to try out Murad. This is a great set at such a great value!

The Set Contains: 

AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (30ml)
Purify and smooth to refine your skin with this powerful cleanser. This gentle but efficient exfoliator works in two ways by dissolving dead skin cells and renewing the skin’s texture. The Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser contains salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids to encourage clarity and brightness by dissolving skin cell build-up; jojoba beads to further polish and re-texturize the skin; sodium PCA and jojoba seed oil to help counteract dryness; and liquorice extract to provide anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties to your skin.

Nutrient-Charged Water Gel (15ml)
Treat your skin to the replenishing properties of an oil-free formula that delivers much-needed moisture into skin. Charged with a cocktail of peptides, vitamins and minerals, the water gel moisturiser intensely hydrates while strengthening skin’s barrier; it delivers a surge of moisture to plump and smooth the look of skin, alleviating dryness and the appearance of wrinkles. Locking in moisture, it is shown to increase moisture retention for up to five days*, and 100% showed skin barrier repair in 30 minutes.**After use, skin feels incredibly hydrated and comfortable.

*Technology tested after 3 weeks of continuous use. **Based on a clinical study of 20 people.

Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++ (10ml)
Treat, blur and protect with a multi-tasking formula that works to prime the skin, improve signs of ageing and protect from sun exposure. Invisible on application, the formula combines mushroom peptides with a soft-focus complex to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, aid natural collagen production and blur imperfections. The ultimate in anti-ageing technology, this broad spectrum moisturising blend will leave you with irresistibly soft, youthful looking skin.

REN Evercalm Stop Being So Sensitive Routine Kit retails price: £25.00

Soothe irritation-prone skin with the REN Evercalm Stop Being So Sensitive Routine Kit. Featuring a complete skincare routine, this set has everything you need to help calm redness, hydrate and protect against the damaging effects of environmental aggressors.

The Set Contains:

Evercalm ™ Gentle Cleansing Milk (50ml)
Discover effective cleansing without stripping your skin of its natural moisture barrier. This soothing cleansing milk helps to remove dirt, excess oil and impurities to leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. The formula helps to protect your skin from the environmental aggressors that can contribute to irritation, while increasing skin tolerance to reduce sensitivity.

Evercalm ™ Anti Redness Serum (10ml)
Treat your skin to calming and intensive care with this redness-calming serum (formerly known as Hydra-Calm Youth Defence Serum). An extremely beneficial treatment for skin that needs special care and attention, this serum will even your skin tone and give your complexion a new lease of life.

Specially formulated for sensitive skin, Ren Hydra-Calm Youth Defence Serum protects, replenishes and visibly improves the way your skin looks by evening its tone and rewarding it with a burst of intense radiance. Using milk protein to calm redness and inflammation, Wild Canadian Rumex to reduce hyperpigmentation and Hyaluronic Acid to boost hydration, this treatment will protect against toxins and environmental aggressors as well as combating the appearance of signs of ageing.

Evercalm ™ Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask (10ml)
Treat your complexion to a ten minute treatment that works to calm and strengthen dry, sensitive skin by combating the damaging effects of stress, pollution and climate conditions. Harnessing the powers of Albatrellus Extract (White Mushrooms), the soothing face mask combats redness and inflammation, whilst Arnica and Reg Algae help to relieve irritation and itchiness for a soft, smooth and healthy-looking complexion. Defends against environmental aggressors to leave delicate skin feeling replenished and restored with improved tone and texture.

Evercalm ™ Global Protection Day Cream (15ml)
Working to hydrate and replenish your skin, Global Protection Day Cream is perfect for sensitive and delicate skin that is regularly exposed to pollution. Working to sooth and protect skin whilst helping to combat the discomfort, redness and sensitivity that can cause premature ageing, this gorgeous cream trains skin to be less sensitive whilst fighting against the damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors.


Let’s move to my favourite part which are candles!

I’ve recently discovered Royal Essence. They do such amazing candles. Guess what? Their candles also contain sterling silver rings/ necklace. How amazing is that.

Cherry blossom candle retail price: £31.00

Pic credit: Royal Essence

I was kindly gifted the cherry blossom candle by the brand, and it smells divine! You can choose many scents.

400g Soy Candle
Guaranteed 925 Sterling Silver Jewellery Surprise Inside. It has 90-100 Hour Burn Time!

Scent Description: Reminisce on the most romantic days of spring with the sweet blend of soft florals and crisp apple mixed with a hint of cherry.

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Scented Candle 290g retail price: £19.90

Pic credit: Look Fantastic

I also adore candles from Ritual. They smell amazing.

Notes: Rice Milk and Cherry Blossom to create a soothing atmosphere in any room. Housed in a minimalistic glass container and branded gift box.


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Murad Clarifying Oil Free Water Gel Review

Clarifying Oil-Free Water Gel

I have been testing out the Murad’s newest launch which is their clarifying oil free water gel. I thought to share my thoughts with you all. Murad claims that 92% of people after using the clarifying oil free water gel have seen results within 4 weeks.

What it is?

Oil-free, non-comedogenic, water-light hydrator purifies and refines.

Key ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates while salicylic acid exfoliates and refines for a balanced, non-greasy finish
  • Korean red pine extract helps stop quorum sensing—a process known to cause microbiome imbalance and irritation

Which skin type is it good for?

  • Normal
  • Oily
  • Combination
  • Sensitive

You can purchase this product at Murad UK, Cult Beauty, LookFantastic, feel unique, Debenhams, John Lewis and spacenk.

Picture credit: Murad UK

My Experience:

I really love the light weight texture of the the clarifying oil free water gel moisturiser. It is hydrating and sinks into the skin effortlessly. I have combination (dry-oily) and I get breakouts every now and then.

I have seen significant results with this moisturiser. I have been testing this moisturiser for over a month now, and I can comment on the effectiveness of the product. It has helped me with my breakouts significantly. Some of my spots have been decreased in size, many of them are completely gone.

The scent is very minimal, it is barely there. If you prefer light scented products then you are going to enjoy it a lot.

If you have oily skin you are going to love this moisturiser as it is very light weigh, yet hydrating.

Pic credit: Murad UK

Press Sample, but opinions are my own*

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Atelier Cologne Love Osmanthus Cologne Absolue

I really love Atelier cologne’s fragrances they lift up my mood instantly. Their scents are very lively. Atelier cologne recently launched a new fragrance called Love Osmanthus. This scent has become my favourite. It smells so incredible. I love Atelier Cologne’s concept behind each of their fragrances. This scent is inspired by a city romance, Love Osmanthus is a romantic, every-day scent. This scent is unisex.

Top notes:

*Osmanthus from China

*Lemons from Italy

*Cedarwood from America

This fragrance is very fresh & delicate. The formula is made from high quality ingredients, harvested from around the world, using 94% natural ingredients.

Performance:

I have finally discovered my favourite summer scent, which is the new Atelier Cologne’s Love Osmanthus. This scent is super fresh and is going to be perfect for the warmer season. I really love Citrusy, fruity and floral scents and this one is no exception; it has all of these elements. The longevity of this fragrance is moderate it actually lasts a long time.


Press Sample, but opinions are my own*

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Nudestix Nudefix Cream Concealer Review

Nudestix recently launched a new product and it is their new concealer Nudefix Cream Concealer.

What it is?

The formula is hydrating, and is meant to brighten your under eyes whilst moisturising dry skin and hiding your blemishes and redness.

The concealer has a super-gel technology that hugs and moves with your skin, so it’s never cakey, never drying and stays put all day!

The formula is light to buildable coverage.

Shade range:

The concealer is available in 13 shades:

NUDE 1, NUDE 2, NUDE 3, NUDE 4, NUDE 4.5, NUDE 5, NUDE 5.5, NUDE 6, NUDE 7, NUDE 8, NUDE 9, NUDE 10, NUDE 11

Key ingredients:

Sweet Berry

  • Helps reduce the appearance of redness (by 76% after 56 days), irritation & inflammation.
  • Helps brighten skin

Arctium Lappa Root Extract

  • Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and redness/irritation.
  • Strengthens skin barrier and hydration.

Super-Gel Technology

  • Smooths the appearance of lines & evens skin texture.
  • Flexible powder-gel that is lightweight on skin.
  • Absorbs oil and sebum and prevents oxidation.
  • Creates a long-wearing polymer-free film.

Hyaluronic Acid

  • Naturally found in the skin, this antioxident-rich ingredient aids in hydrating and plumping the skin as well promotes dark circle reduction.

Retail Price:

The concealer retails for £24 and is available to purchase at Cult Beauty, The Selfridges and Look Fantastic.

My Experience:

I really like this concealer, the coverage is light yet buildable. The creamy texture of the concealer is very dreamy, it looks very natural and smooth under my eyes. The texture of the concealer is very lightweight. I also love the applicator it distributes the product evenly.

I love to blend my concealer with a brush, it gives the best coverage and blends so well. One of my all time fav Concealer brush to use is the Zoeva 142 brush.

The concealer is long wearing. I highly recommend checking it out if you love light weight and light coverage- buildable concealers.


PR Sample*

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Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Lip and Cheek Duo Review and Swatches| New Launch


Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Lip and Cheek Duo

As majority of you guys already know from my Instagram page, how obsessed I am with Jouer cosmetics. Their formula is my favourite. I have been a huge of of their powder blushes for a long time. Everything I’ve tried from Jouer did not disappoint me. On 15th of September 2020, Jouer launched their new blush and bloom collection. Their new collection is available to purchase from Jouer Cosmetics website, Sephora and Beauty Bay.

Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Lip and Cheek Duo

Shades:

The Jouer Cosmetics duo’s come in three beautiful shades:

Uplift: amuse me: soft pink / uplift me: soft peach

Celebrate: celebrate me: warm rose / promise me: cool rose

Inspire: inspire me: vibrant coral / empower me: bright popp

Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Lip and Cheek Duo

Ingredients:

The Jouer products are clean and the blush and bloom duo include skin loving ingredients such as:

•Plant-Derived Squalane Oil keeps skin hydrated and moisturized

Rose Hip Oil is high in essential fatty acids to help brighten and even skin tone for a more youthful look

Shea Butter acts as a protective shield to help maintain skin suppleness, moisturize and nourish skin.

Vitamin E provides antioxidant benefits and acts as a natural skin conditioner

Jojoba Seed Oil soothes and softens skin through moisturization.

Formula:

The formula is very creamy, and easy to work with.

Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Lip and Cheek Duo

Price:

Each duo retails for $32, you can purchase the bundle of all three duo’s for $87.

Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Lip and Cheek Duo

Packaging:

Jouer always rocks it with their packaging and the gold packaging of the duo is simply stunning. I really love these blush sticks as they are double sided. Which means you can mix and match the shades, to get your desired shade.

Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Lip and Cheek Duo

Swatches

Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Lip and Cheek Duo Swatches

My experience:

I have been testing the Blush and Bloom duo’s since I received them. They are long wearing, stay in place all day, I am so impressed with them. I really love the formula it is so easy to use and glides on the cheek effortlessly and blends like a dream. The formula is super easy to blend with your fingers. You may use your sponge or desired brush to blend the product. I always use my fingers for cream blushes. Moreover, they are very pigmented and do not look greasy on the cheeks, which I love.

Another thing I love about the duo’s is that they are multi use, they are also designed to use on your lips, and they look very pretty on the lips. The Jouer blush and bloom have become my favourite cream blush formula, you guys need to check them out if you already haven’t. You will not be disappointed because the formula is that good!

Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Lip and Cheek Duo

This post contains PR products, and the products were kindly gifted to me by the brand with no obligation to post. All my opinions are my own.


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