TESTING BRIDAL MAKEUP – MAKEUP REVOLUTION

I’m getting married in less than three months so let’s test out some products I think would be perfect for my wedding day!

I’ve always known the sort of vibe I wanted which I would say is in part traditional bridal, however, I want a red lip and that is non negotiable…

…and so the search for the perfect hue began!

Stiletto is a fabulous shade, a gorgeous deep red that just screams ‘Hollywood Starlet’.

The slightly darker tone of ‘Stiletto’ will have you feeling like the main character on your wedding day (as you should!). The ultimate goal right?

Revolution Pro New Neutral Satin Matte Lipstick £6

Revolution Pro New Neutral Lip Liner £5

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.

Revolution Pro Hydra Bright Cream Blush £6

The True Love Eye & Cheek Palette is your all inclusive transformation station, themed perfectly for the day you walk down the aisle towards the love of your life!

The 7-shade palette for eyes, face and cheeks features a range of complimentary shades in both matte and foil formulas all encased in the most beautiful of packages!

I felt like a proper glowing goddess with this little beaut!

Revolution Pro True Love Eye & Cheek Palette £9

Last but certainly not least was something a little bit different for me, but hey, variety is the spice of life! Am I right?

The Revolution Beauty Fragrance Collection has been around for a hot minute now and I can’t believe I’m only just giving it a go!

Timeless is a classic mix of fruit and florals with some deeper, spice undertones thrown in for a bit of oomph! It’s such a gorgeous scent and that price tag is definitely Boo Approved!

Revolution Purse Spray £4

All products are also Cruelty Free!

So, what do you think? Have you seen anything you like?

MY BRIDAL SKIN JOURNEY

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I’m getting married in three months and I want you to come on a skincare journey with me!

Everyone is different but the things I’d like to focus on in the lead up to my wedding are blemishes and breakouts, brightening and hydration.

So let’s jump into it!

Blemishes & Breakouts

Each product contains either salicylic acid or tranexamic acid which are which are amazing for breakouts, blemishes and brightening any dark spots you might have.

Revolution Skincare 2% Salicylic Acid BHA Anti Blemish Liquid Exfoliant Toner £10

Revolution Skincare Blemish Resurfacing & Recovery 2% Tranexamic Acid Serum £10

Revolution Skincare Salicylic Acid & Zinc PCA Purifying Water Gel Cream £8

Revolution Skincare Salicylic Acid BHA Anti Blemish Blemish Stickers £6

Brightening

The Vitamin C Exfoliating and Brightening Mask is absolute beautiful, does wonders for my skin and the texture is lush!

Revolution Skincare Vitamin C, Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energising Mask £8

Hydration

Hyaluronic Acid is key to hydration! Last but not least – water, water, water! Hydrate from the inside out.

Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Sheet Mask £8

Water Bottle Black Soft Touch £15

Two months to go guys, wish me luck!

REVOLUTION SKINCARE SPF RANGE REVIEW

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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!

Revolution Skincare SPF50 Daily Defender Lightweight Moisturiser £15

Revolution Skincare SPF30 Lip Balm £6

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!

REVOLUTION SKINCARE CERAMIDE5 RANGE REVIEW

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Revolution Skincare has just released their brand new Ceramide5 range and this is why it should be on your radar…

Ceramides are fatty acids that make up around 50% of the skins composition. They help to build structure and are like a glue that holds the skin together.

The Ceramide5 range includes five ceramides that will become essential within your skin care routine. With a choice of three cleansers, a cream and a lotion you really can’t go wrong.

Ceramides Foaming Cleanser £9

Ceramides Smoothing Cleanser £9

Ceramides Hydrating Cleanser £9

Ceramides Moisture Cream £9

Ceramides Moisture Lotion £9

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.

Will you be giving them a go?

A FLAWLESS BASE WITH JUST 4 PRODUCTS! (BLOGMAS – DAY TWENTY-NINE)

Rocking a bare face for pretty much the entirety of the initial lockdown did wonders for my skin but also in some ways created a monster.

I became incredibly fussy, craving perfection when in reality that’s kind of impossible. Makeup will always and should always look like makeup. We have pores and texture, it’s just a fact of life!

However, I think I’m finally happy with the routine I have cultivated so thought I’d share my findings with you all!

This is my 5 product flawless base. Quick and easy, just the way we like it!

1. MAC Strobe Cream

Hydrates, illuminates and clarifies skin with a mega-dose of vitamins and green tea. Iridescent particles reflect light for a revitalised, radiant glow.

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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.

2. Physicians Formula Butter Believe It Foundation & Concealer

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.

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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.

3. Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Infinite Universal Pressed Powder

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.

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I’ve used some really rubbish powders in my time. I’ve also used some fairly average ones. I can honestly say though, this one is a gem!

Lightweight and lasts forever. What more could you ask for?

4. Makeup Revolution Superfix Misting Setting Spray

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.

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Sounds magical doesn’t it? It’s transformed my makeup game in general by adding so much more longevity (I mentioned how oily I am didn’t I?!) to my look and really has cheered me up untold amounts.

…and that’s it! Will you be incorporating any of my favourites into your routine?

5 BEAUTY THEMED STOCKING FILLERS FOR UNDER £5 (BLOGMAS – DAY TWELVE)

Christmas is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me then you’ll be on your way to organised boss street before suddenly realising…you forgot the stocking fillers!

So here is a quick rundown of some really inexpensive but incredibly lush fillers for under a fiver!!!

Makeup Revolution

Purse Spray

£4

MUA Cosmetics

Beauty Crackers

£4.50

Holika Holika

Pure Essence Sheet Masks

£1.95 Each

Profusion

Mini Brush Set

£4

Bomb Cosmetics

Bath Bombs

£3.25

I mean, I won’t say anything if you end up picking up any of these beauts for yourself…

Merry Christmas!

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR DISNEY LOVERS (BLOGMAS – DAY TWO)

If you’re anything like me then Disney is something you will have clung to like a comfort blanket made of nostalgia since childhood (and show no sign of letting it go anytime soon).

As my passion for the beauty industry has grown one of my favourite things to do is discover collaborations that really light a fire within me and it just so happens that they are usually of the Disney variety.

So if this sounds like someone you know (or even just yourself, I won’t judge!) then stick around because I’m about to make your Christmas shopping a whole lot easier!

Beauty Bay

A collaboration with a twist if ever there was one. This modern take on some of my favourite classic Disney movies has me more excited than ever to pass on my passion to a younger generation.

Created in collaboration with Disney Colour, our new makeup collection is here to help you bring the classic Disney films to life. The Disney Colour and BEAUTY BAY collection has been inspired by the original colours from some of the most iconic Disney films, allowing you to create makeup looks that will help you bring your favourite scenes into your reality.

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With a multitude of products to choose from (but why choose when you can have them all?) it’s hard to pick a favourite.

Spectrum Collections

Spectrum Collections are just as famous for their stunning Disney collaborations as they are for creating innovative yet stylish brushes and I’m so here for it.

The spectrum sisters (Sophie & Hannah) are constantly surprising us with their dreamy visions of all things Disney and I find myself constantly on the edge of my seat looking forward to their next drop.

I Heart Revolution

Last year I Heart Revolution released their very first Disney Princess Collection (with the spotlight on Cinderella, Belle and Tiana) and since there have gone from strength to strength with an ever expanding line of magical products for for royalty.

From eyeshadow and lip toppers to highlighters and lashes this collaboration really does have that something special. It’ll have you digging out your favourite Disney movies in no time.

Mad Beauty

Mad Beauty are a relatively new obsession for me but that doesn’t make them any less magical!

The brand are famous for their huge array of collaborative products based on your favourite movies and tv series (and you all know how I feel about Friends).

Their Disney lines are unique in the sense that our favourite villains get just as much of a look in. They also boast incredible collections of Star Wars products too so there really is something for everyone.

Morphe

Morphie can be a bit hit and miss for me but if there’s one thing they do right it’s capturing the aesthetic of a collaboration perfectly.

The Mickey and friends collection is artsy bold and super cute. A must have for any Disney fan.

Urban Decay

Urban decay have been my guilty pleasure ever since I started on my make up journey roughly 10 years ago now. They were the first higher rent brand I ever spent money on and just hold a really special place in my heart.

If you know anything about me then you’ll know I am a Marvel fanatic and the new Eternals collaboration just screams decadence at me.

It’s pricey but it damn sure looks luxurious.

Catrice Cosmetics

Catrice are the type of friend you just know you can rely on to release products that are going to get the job done. Their new Disney collection has just hit the nail on the head with its cute aesthetic spot on shade times.

I guess objectively it might be a little bit on the childish side but if grown-up vibes of what you want I think you’re reading the wrong blog.

Wet Brush

I don’t know how many hairbrushes are too many hairbrushes but to be honest I don’t want to know the answer.

Wet brush have fast become my favourite every day hair tool brand and I pretty much have one of their brushes in every room in my house at this point.

I love the fact they Disney releases all have a completely different feel from a poor part aesthetic to cottage core fairytale dream vibes.

To be honest I just think it justifies having as many as I do.

Ciaté

When I’m having a really rough day I try and channel Edna Mode and to be honest that usually does the trick. She doesn’t suffer fools and neither should you.

This collection is colourful vibrant and just the thing to pick you up on these dreary and dark winter days. A pop of colour in the waterline does wonders for the soul.

Essence Cosmetics

Last but not least we have my old faithful Essence Cosmetics and their Disney Princess Collection.

Yes it’s simple and just a bit basic but to be honest if you want something that screams Disney without a luxury pricetag then you’re headed in the right direction.

He also can’t deny Essence products are just a bit bloody brilliant. Like have you tried their mascara?!

I hope I’ve managed to fill your Disney gift quota for today and you managed to find something special. Let me know if you pick anything up or if you find some Disney releases of your own.

5 FESTIVE RED LIPSTICKS FOR UNDER £10 (BLOGMAS – DAY ONE)

I’m a big believer in the power of a good red lipstick (and if you’re a long time reader or follow me over on Instagram you’ll have heard me say words to that effect many times).

The festive season is my favourite time of year when it comes to the beauty industry because it’s just so extra! Red lips and sparkly eyes everywhere and I’m living for it.

So with that in mind (as well as the ever expanding list of people I have to buy for!) I thought now would be a good time to recommend some of my favourite red lipstick for when you’re on a budget (or like me believe that quality does not always have to cost the Earth).

London Copyright|Profound Matte Lipstick

Shade – Aristocrat £5.95

PROFOUND is a stunning collection of luxurious, high-pigmented, creamy matte, long-lasting lipsticks, infused with a beautiful vanilla fragrance.

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Aristocrat is a creamy, full coverage, no holds barred classic red. A vegan, cruelty and paraben free staple in my collection

Revolution Pro|New Neutral Satin Matte Lipstick

Shade – Stiletto £6

Introducing the Revolution Pro New Neutral Satin Matte lipsticks, our best-selling lipstick formula – with an upgrade!

The new and improved collection features the same incredible highly pigmented lipstick formula; just one swipe across the lips will leave you with full coverage and comfortable colour – that lasts.

Housed in a new leopard print bullet for ultimate glamour, it features a magnetic soft-close clasp for sheer luxury.

The silky-smooth satin-matte formula has gentle moisturising properties which help to keep lips soft and luscious all day.

No bleeding, no drying, no cracking, whether it’s day or night, achieve a seamless finish and a perfect pout.

Available in an edit of universally flattering shades from nudes to pinks to brights; find a colour perfect for any skin tone, any age, and any occasion.

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Stick with the general theme of a classic red but, make it vampy!

The slightly darker tone of ‘Stiletto’ will have you feeling like the main character on your Christmas night out. The ultimate goal right?

Cruelty free and vegan as always.

By Beauty Bay|Matte Lipstick

Shade – Sauce £7

Let your lips do the talking with By BEAUTY BAY’s range of gorgeous matte lipsticks. With an ultra-creamy, intensely pigmented formula, the lipsticks are here to add the finishing touch to all your makeup looks. With eight shades to collect, the lipsticks have a comfortable wearing, extremely long-lasting and a smudge proof finish to last you from day to night, and sweet vanilla scent for that little extra oomph. You’re going to be obsessed.

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If you’re after a true red to take you from day to night without feeling unnecessarily self conscious then ‘Sauce’ is your girl! Such an easy transitional shade for all year round (which is great if you don’t want to invest in a huge collection!). Vegan and cruelty free of course.

By Beauty Bay|Crème Lipstick

Shade – Sidecar £8

Treat your lips to the By BEAUTY BAY Crème Lipstick. With an ultra-creamy, ultra-pigmented new formula, guaranteed to take your lips to new levels of glamour, these lipsticks deliver nothing but pure colour and a luminous finish in just one stroke. With a limited-edition glitter finish on bullet (that doesn’t transfer onto the lips), it’s time to pick your shade or collect them all, for a buildable lip look that will last all day and night.

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Besides anything else I am utterly obsessed with this packaging. Gatsby vibes all round ladies!

Beauty Bay can honestly do no wrong in my eyes but this is just on another level of sultry, decadent goodness.

Sidecar is your Christmas Day red. You heard it here first. She is THAT BITCH. As above this babe is both vegan and cruelty free.

Carter Beauty|Word of Mouth Lipstick

Shade – Bey €6.95

Named after 20 strong women who have inspired Founder Marissa Carter, Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter Word of Mouth Matte Lipstick has been formulated to offer stay all day pout perfection.

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Probably the most used red within my vast (VAST) collection. She’s a comfortable matte with a long lasting and durable formula guaranteed to impress.

Easily paired with the matching CB Free Speech Lip Tint if a glossy finish is more your style. Cruelty free guys, you know the drill.

The Wild Card…

Arttitude Cosmetics|Ultimate Red Lip Set

Shades – Inferno, Legacy and Conquer £24.99

Find your perfect red with our ultimate red lip kit – from the Born From The Ashes collection. Includes creamy satin finish lip bullets in 3 different shades of red, so you can find a classic red lip for every mood. Wear them on their own, or mix them together for the perfect ombre red lip.

We all have a phoenix inside of us – waiting to be reborn.

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Ok, ok I know this is technically cheating as I’ve already given you 5 strong contenders and this set is over £10 but if you price it up per lipstick they’re actually only £8.33 each sooo…

They’re just so lush.

I hope you’ve found you’re perfect red somewhere amongst my favourites!

BLACK FRIDAY WITH BEAUTY BAY!

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Black Friday (or is it week? month? I dunno, I’ve lost track now!) is upon us once again and you I’ve hand picked some of my most coveted goodies from the Beauty Bay sale!

Makeup

Beauty Bay – The Showtime Beauty Box

Was £40 Now £32

Made By Mitchell – Blursh Collection

Was £84 Now £30

Makeup Revolution – Friends Eyeshadow Palette Vault

Was £60 Now £36

Skincare

Revolution Pro – Lip Care Secrets Set

Was £25 Now £12.50

By Beauty Bay – The Facial Cleansing Brush

Was £25 Now £15

Mario Badescu – MB Favourites Kit

Was £62 Now £43.40

Haircare

Brush Works – Molly Mae Styler Bundle

Was £149.95 Now £119.90

Revolution Haircare – Bond Plex Restore Kit

Was £30 Now £18

Mermade Hair – Blowdry Brush

Was £54 Now 37.80

Now get out there and pick up some bargains beauties!

BLOGTOBER X BLOGR CHALLENGE 2021 HALLOWEEN COLLECTIONS TO DIE FOR (WEEK 4 – TWENTY-EIGHT)

Halloween is right around the corner and to be honest I’m far too excited for a woman in her 30’s.

One of my favourite things since I started my Instagram and blog has been discovering the outstanding Halloween collections that brands grace us with year after year.

I swear they’re becoming more and more bold (which I’m all for!) and although not necessarily frightening they really do strike the perfect balance between childhood nostalgia and a love of all things spooky.

I’ve rounded up some of my favourites to give you all of Halloween feels in preparation for the big day (or night).

ColourPop x The Nightmare Before Christmas

ColourPop x Hocus Pocus – The Coven Crew Collection

Hipdot x Addams Family

BH Cosmetics Poison Shock

Makeup Revolution x Corpse Bride

Makeup Revolution x The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

Sheglam Wretched Romance

Kylie Cosmetics x Nightmare on Elm Street

Mad Beauty Pop Villains

XX Revolution x The Matrix