BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE BLOG

Thursday, 30 March 2017

GALifornia by Benefit Cosmetics


Introducing my latest beauty purchase that I cannot stop raving - Benefit Cosmetics Galifornia. Not only does this gorgeous product look unbelievable cool...



It's also the perfect combination of a blush/highlighter. It's a rosy pink shade but when applied it has this really warm glow to it. I've just fell in love. Blush is one of my essential products when I wear makeup - which is almost everyday. So having a product that is easily applied, long wearing, highly pigmented and gives me both the benefit of a blush and a highlighter - it's a no brainer. 

I can imagine that this blusher works perfectly on all skin tones as well. It really enhances my olive skin and I love that. I feel like I've been sun kissed. 

For £24.50 it's a bargain. I also really love the design concept behind this as it really fits in with Benefits colourful nature and quirky products. It also comes with a really nice application brush which is great for when you're on the go. I love when brands provide a way to actually apply the product because when I'm travelling, the last thing I want to do is carry makeup brushes with me. 

Overall, I'm super impressed and would definitely recommend. #GaliforniaLove 
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Supporting Sustainable Fashion


I recently started researching more into sustainable fashion brands. After reading frequent posts about Emma Watson's push on Sustainable Fashion during her tour of Beauty and The Beast, I decided to take a peek myself and find out more about sustainable brands. Check out Emma Watson's new Instagram which promotes her eco-friendly style. 

Yesterday I made my first sustainable purchase. I have honestly fell in love with the concept of what it means to be more thrifty and how to implement change for good. I have spent so much money on fashion - I dread to think what the actual figure totals to! However, I thought if I could drive my fashion addiction in a more positive direction, at least I am putting my money to good use and receiving a worthy product at the end of it. 


Yesterday I purchased two leather purses from a company called Maykher formerly know as Lola and Me. They didn't cost very much £30 for both of them however, not only were they made of repurposed fabric, they were handmade by the companies artisan partners in Haiti and 10% of the profit has gone towards the education of young girls. #ForWomankind


I love Maykher's brand ethos! They are more focused on helping others than making a profit.

I wanted to write this post because it makes me feel good that I can make a difference - no matter how small it is. I also wanted to use the platform I have to share the importance of supporting brands that want to make a global difference. I am still doing my research, but I wanted to encourage you all to do the same. 


I'm not saying that I won't still shop online at my favourite stores, because I will. However, I will be more considerate about the change that I can make and influence that I can have. 


One of my New Year Resolutions this year was to be a better person. I feel that this brings me one step closer to achieving that. I support sustainable fashion 100% and I hope to continue to make clever purchasing decisions and try to encourage others to do the same. 
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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Why I'm Keeping It Simple


Lately I have been having so many issues with my skin! Ugh, it's just been terrible.  I'm not sure if it's due to the weather, a hormonal thing or perhaps a product that just isn't working well on my skin. But whatever the reason, I'm a 27 year old woman getting blemishes like a 17 year old girl. It's not good! 

Due to this, I have decided to take drastic action and stop using all of the usual products I would put on my skin. Instead, I have stripped back completely and started using Simple. After researching the best way to balance out my skin and get back my clear healthy looking complexion, I found that I needed to first find the route cause of the problem. However, in this little trial of mine, I have  discovered that I really do not look after my skin well. I use harsh products and I really do not remove my makeup in the right way! Oh and I have seriously fell in love with Simple products. 

Nothing like a little self discovery right! 

Yes, yes I know Simple is a brand that is targeted at younger women/teens  which I'm not sure if I sit in that bracket at 27? Do I need to start using anti-ageing products now??? I think not! Anyway, I don't care if I'm not in their average age category. After using their day and night cream as well as the cleansing wipes to remove my makeup. I have seen dramatic changes in just a week and I really like how dewy and soft it makes my skin. 

My skin has a glow and I really love that not only is it great for you, packed with vitamins to help nourish your skin but it's also super affordable and doesn't have any weird smells to it. I don't know about you, but I am so tired of spending stupid amounts of money on products that just break me out. In actual fact, I'm pretty pissed about it. 

I won't be doing that anymore without getting a sample to try first. I have learnt the hard way. 

I have decided this is my go-to brand of the month already and it's only the second week of March! If you are in need of a product(s) that can help re-balance your skin, make you feel good on the outside and clear up those blemishes, then try them out!

I hope this was helpful!! 
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