The weather was absolutely scorching too which made for a beautiful day in a stunning location, surrounding by the best people!
The UC Team are some of the best people I have ever met and made us all feel so welcome. I’m so over the moon to have met them all as well as the talented creators I had the honour of attending with!
The food was incredible with delights such as a buffet style afternoon tea and the most AMAZING cocktail sausages I have ever eaten. I don’t know how they did it but I’m pretty sure no others will ever compare now for the rest of my life.
From giant garden games to constantly flowing peach inspired cocktails, the team thought of absolutely everything and I feel so lucky to have been invited. What an absolute dream come true it was to be surrounded by some of the most talented creators in the business!
I’m ashamed to say that as a self confessed oily gal I actually used to avoid moisturisers. YIKES!
Ignorance certainly isn’t always bliss guys!
The Sweet Dreams Night Moisturiser is a super nourishing treat that provides up to 72 hours of hydration. So if you want plump, perky skin, this one is for you as it is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane, Wild Hibiscus Flower and Algae for all of the moisture you could ever want.
I’m so pleased that I’ve had the opportunity to tests out these beauties by Bondi Sands and will definitely be looking to get my hands on some more of their products!
For just £11 you can purchase the lipstick and liner, which are a creamy, pigmented dream with nourishing properties. Also, can we just take about that packaging? Luxury on a budget is totally my vibe!
Lipstick aside, I love few things more than a good blush. Pair that with my ever growing infatuation with cream, liquid or balm formulas and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a Hydra Bright Cream Blush review!
I chose shade ‘Peach’ which is the perfect mix of subtle and statement. The gold undertones reflect the light to create a luminous glow that is just ideal for bridal makeup and I am such a fan already!
The formula is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E & Shea Butter so combines skincare goodness with a flawless, dewy finish and I am all about that life.
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I actually cringe when I think about the years I actively avoided wearing SPF, it’s a bit sickening to accept that I was quite happy to behave in way that was hazardous to my health all in the name of beauty.
I’m in my 30s now and so pleased to say I have put that toxic mindset behind me. Now I’m focusing on treating my skin in the way it deserves, and that includes slapping on the SPF like I’m making up for all of those years of stupidity
Thankfully, I’ve got Revolution Skincare at hand to make it super easy!
The new SPF50 Daily Defender Lightweight Moisturiser and SPF30 Lip Balm have become staples in my routine and to be honest, the difference is massively noticeable!
Promising ‘Hybrid hydration’ and vital sun protection that will simplify your routine, the SPF Duo are an easy way of getting the things you need into your skincare routine without the stress!
Some of the benefits include…
– SPF protection – Hyaluronic acid, niacinamide – A nourishing blend of oils (coconut oil, castor seed oil and sunflower oil) and butters (shea butter and cocoa butter) – Suitable for all skin types – Vegan and cruelty-free (of course!)
100% worth the investment (affordable as they are!), they have revolutionised the way I see and approach my skincare routine!
Summer ’22 is all about letting loose, standing out, and feeling free and the Technidaze Collection has everything you need to create your boldest, brightest, and most psychedelic looks yet. Experiment, play, and find your own Technidaze this summer ’22.
From beautiful brushes to the most groovy palettes, this collection is what festival dreams are made of. It’s also completely vegan and cruelty-free which is no less than you’d expect from Beauty Bay really.
The collection includes:
TECHNIDAZE Pressed Pigment Palette £10
TECHNIDAZE Liner Palette £12
TECHNIDAZE Jelly Lip Oil Trio £12
TECHNIDAZE 8 Piece Eye Brush Set £15
The Technidaze Summer Bundle contains the whole collection at a bargain price (£39.95), I can’t recommend it enough! You’ll also get your hands on the most adorable white bucket hat with TECHNIDAZE graphic detailing on the front that can’t be bought separately!
I just love everything about this collection. It’s bright, fun and takes me back to carefree summer holidays before covid and lockdown were a thing.
The Jelly Lip Oils are definitely my favourite product. I’m not much of a gloss fan (I know, controversial) and these are the perfect substitute, plus they smell gorgeous!
Overall it’s an affordable purchase for anyone obsessed with colour or looking to dip their toe into something more adventurous.
The sweetest collection ever? I think it might just be!
I was kindly sent some Winnie the Pooh themed products to test out and honestly they are just the cutest!
Mad Beauty know how to absolutely nail a Disney release so you can imagine how I excited I was to get stuck in. They had me feeling some type of way I tell ya!
Products range from £3.99 up to £15.99 which is incredibly reasonable in my opinion and includes makeup, skincare and bathroom essentials.
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
Winnie the Pooh
The Honey Pot Lip Balm Duo, which costs £7.99, has became a handbag staple. Cute as hell but also hydrating so perfect for this time of year when my skin really suffers.
When it comes to eyeshadow palettes I kind of think I’ve seen it all to be honest but I will always appreciate a warm toned moment! The 16 shade Winnie The Pooh Eyeshadow Palette retails for £15.99 and contains and mix of formulas to take you from day to night. It’s literally my favourite kind of colour story so I was an easy sell.
To top it all off I had the pleasure of experiencing the Piglet Face Mask (£3.99). Now, if you’ve seen my reel you might question my choice of words there as I’ll agree I did look like some sort of Disney obsessed Leather Face. However! The sheet mask itself was lovely. Paired with the Piglet Hairband (also £7.99) which will just be great in general for when i apply my skincare, I was looking kind of adorable!
In conclusion, yes to Disney themed cosmetics and yes to Mad Beauty. I’m a fan!
Rediscover your romantic side with By BEAUTY BAY’s Love Notes Palette. With 20 soft lavenders, sparkly pinks, glitzy golds, and rich purples, all made with By BEAUTY BAY’s much-loved ultra-pigmented, ultra-blendable, ultra-wearable formula, this is the perfect shadow palette to help you fall back in love with your creativity. It’s time to meet your next makeup suitor…
The Love Notes Palette is made up of the same iconic formula that has put By Beauty Bay on the map in recent years, they clearly work by a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rule and that’s fine with me. The brand have proven time and time again that good quality does not have to mean pricey which is key to grabbing the attention of the masses. The day of high end brands owning the market is over in my very humble opinion.
Love Notes swatches beautifully but I wouldn’t have expected anything less. The colour story is made up of perfect purples, lovely lilacs and selection of more neutral shades to ensure endless combinations from this beautiful colour story.
Cruelty free and vegan as ever and just utterly gorgeous. At just £15 it’s definitely one for the collection.
Each product contains hyaluronic acid which is a super hydrator and great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The range is not only cruelty free and vegan (which is exactly what we like to see!) but also dermatologist approved.
It’ll leave your skin feeling soft supple protected and moisturised as it’s basically 24 hour moisturiseration in a bottle.
You might have noticed that the range includes both a cream and a lotion…
Creams are traditionally thicker in consistency so provide a really good barrier to the skin to lock in that moisture and keep it ultra hydrated.
Lotions have a higher water content so tend to be more lightweight (which is something I really love about this range in general actually, it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all) and non-greasy.
Both of these products are ideal for dry skin (but can be used on all skin types) and also contain hyaluronic acid. You really can’t go wrong with either, it’s all down to personal preference.
I’ve really been loving this release. The market is so saturated right now but I can still appreciate a good staple when I see it. My favourite combo is the Foaming Cleanser followed by the Moisture Lotion which feels like a great duo for oily, breakout prone skin.
Guys, I’m oily and of course I have to take that into consideration when I’m pondering products but I just love to get my glow on! The MAC Strive Cream really just breathes some life back into the skin.
It also looks fab on its own for those no makeup days.
Physician’s Formula Butter Believe It Foundation & Concealer is a ultra-luxurious foundation and concealer with a creamy texture which melts into the skin, leaving a natural radiant glow.
Infused with a potent blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuaçu Butter and Tucuma Butter, sourced from the lush, nutrient-rich Amazon, the long-wearing, weightless formula simultaneously provides buildable coverage. Free from parabens. Cruelty-free & vegan-friendly.
My holy grail and secret weapon all rolled into one. The perfect amount of coverage whilst avoiding any cakiness. Hands down the best foundation I have ever used and the affordable price makes it an absolute winner for me. Without a doubt the cherry on top of my routine.
Set your makeup in place with the Conceal & Define Infinite Universal Pressed Powder with Niacinamide. With an extra finely milled formula, this pressed powder will melt into the skin and set your makeup in place without a trace whilst banishing any shine. Suitable for all skin types and tones, this product also has the infusion of blemish-busting niacinamide which will help to reduce the appearance of pores for a blurred complexion which is set for the day.
Lock your look in place with the Revolution Superfix Misting Spray. Enjoy the holding power of this weightless setting mist, perfect for use with your favourite liquid, matte or powder based base products.
This fixing spray gives you an ultra-matte, shine free look that won’t fade away. Infused with beneficial skin soothing Aloe & Vitamin E.