The Ordinary (what a humble name!), is by no means an unknown brand. I am sure you have either used or heard about The ordinary at some point. Although the hype has somewhat died down, and there has been a number of new product launches and new brands on the market, this line of skincare… Continue reading Review of The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid 2% + B5. Why it is still a staple!
The key to an amazing makeup day or even makeup free day is really focusing on skin prep ( I really cannot stress this enough!) There is nothing worse than applying lip products on dry chapped or cracked lips. Not only do you not get the most flattering finish but it can also be uncomfortable… Continue reading Review of the E.L.F Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator! A smooth miracle at an amazing price!
Pixi are absolute geniuses when it comes to packing skin treats in a bottle. Their range is affordable yet targets specific skin needs efficiently. They are packed with nutrient rich ingredients and I absolutely love that! If you are someone that loves skincare and have a weakness for roses then this is the valentines day… Continue reading Review of the Pixi skintreats Rose Tonic! Nourishment in a bottle!
I love the quality, textures and colour ranges of Charlotte Tilbury products. I love her lipsticks and lipliners. Her face palettes are rich, buttery and conveniently organised and her Filmstar Bronze and Glow Palettes are stunning! I like multi use products that are easy to apply, look beautiful and are last long. As a mum… Continue reading Review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury colour Chameleon in Amber Haze for Brown Eyes!
I usually skip eye creams and have done for many years and just use my normal face cream as an eye cream. There are lots of debates if face creams are too heavy for the eye or if face creams do the job equally well. However for me the real game changer has been the… Continue reading Review and texture swatches of the Sukin Antioxidant Eye Serum.
Dr PawPaw multipurpose balms cater to a range of your skincare and beauty needs! The ingredient list is amazing and full of natural ingredients that are easily identifiable. Dr Paw Paw Tinted Peach Pink Multipurpose Balm is a soothing balm with naturally fermented Paw Paw, providing moisture to the lips with a hint of a… Continue reading Review and Texture of the Dr PawPaw Tinted Peach Pink Balm- A multipurpose staple!
I am very particular when it comes to mascara and I feel that everyone has a very individual requirement from the Mascara they need. Some require length and lift, others volume and curl the options are endless! The Kevyn Aucoin The Curling Mascara ticks all my mascara needs and this is why! Review of the… Continue reading Review of the Kevyn Aucoin The Curling Mascara- It’s a real eye opener!
I love multi-purpose products that I can use to reduce steps in my skincare and make-up but also so they work hard for the price I pay for them. I love the Peter Thomas Roth skincare line and in particular I am totally obsessed with the masks, they are undeniably amazing! My skin is dry/… Continue reading Review and Texture shot of the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber de-tox bouncy hydrating gel. Start the year with a spring in your skin!
I love Charlotte Tilbury products, her eye and lip pencils are soft and rich yet long lasting, her look in a palettes are stunning and there is something for everyone within her range! Her products are pricey and won't cater for everyones budget, however the quality of her products are truly worth the price tag.… Continue reading Review and Swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer in shade 8 Medium.
I love cleaning balm for removing my make-up but also as a relxing deep cleansing treatment for my face that leave my face feeling nourished and hydrated. There are so many cleansing butters and balms on the market that suit all budgeting needs however the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm is a cult… Continue reading Review and texture of the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm!
You should always be able to buy great quality products that deliver no matter what your budget! The range of products launched cater for all nowadays and we are really spoilt for choice. This beautiful highlighter ticks all my glowing needs and it is only for £3.00! Review and Swatch of the E.L.F cosmetics highlighter… Continue reading Review and Swatch of the E.L.F cosmetics highlighter in white pearl! An affordable gem.
Skincare doesn't always have to break the bank and you shouldn't have to feel guilty overspending on products your skin needs. The Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-cleansing Mud Mask is a great drugstore alternative when you are on a budget and this is why! What it does! This is a deep super-cleansing detox mask… Continue reading Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-cleansing Mud Mask Review and Texture Swatch- A Perfect Budget Mask!
If you want to dabble in a more dark vampy lip, but you just aren't comfortable to go with a matte, highly pigmented formula then this is for you. I find the colder months play havoc on my skin and it is the season of chapped lips so I tend to stay clear form any… Continue reading Review and Swatches of the Mac Lip glass in Bittersweet Me. Perfect Winter Juicy lips!
The dry winter months can leave your skin looking lacklustre and dull. If you can't afford a facial but need something that works and gives quick results then this is for you! Review and Texture of the Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask. Instant Glowing Results!- Ukbeautygems Active Ingredients and What it does! This is a chemical… Continue reading Review and Texture of the Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask. Instant Glowing Results!
The new Love Me Lipstick collection from Mac come in a range of 24 shades and it has something for everyone. I was instantly drawn to Coffee & Cigs (absolutely obsessed with the name!) and here is why! Formula, application and pigmentation Review and Swatches of the Mac Love Me Lipstick in Coffee & Cigs-… Continue reading Review and Swatches of the Mac Love Me Lipstick in Coffee and Cigs. A moisture hit of colour!
Winter is steadily approaching, the temperature is dropping and it is time to take out the serious skin care saviours to combat all that our skin is going to go through. During the extra dry conditions both indoors with the heating being constantly on and with the harsh dehydrating cold air outdoors it is essential… Continue reading Review and texture swatch of the Nuxe Masque Crème Fraîche 24 HR Soothing and Rehydrating Fresh Mask for all skin Types.
This is a small and mighty product that I have loved for years and been loyal to before correctors were a thing. If you have been blessed with stubborn dark circles around your eyes, this is a little miracle in a pot. Who is it for? This is a great product to correct dark discolouration… Continue reading Review and Swatches of the Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector in Dark Peach. BGN
My skin needs hydration and moisture all day everyday, but when it is acting hormonal and temperamental this little gem purifies my skin like no other! Review of the Caudalie Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner!- Ukbeautygems. Why I love it! This is such a simple product to add into any skincare routine and it fits… Continue reading Review of the Caudalie Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner!
Eyeliner definitely does not go into a one type fits all category! We all have specific requirements from our eyeliner whether we want it smudge-proof, waterproof, long wearing, matte black, creamy and smudgy, fine tipped, brush or pen the options are endless. Everyone knows that even the best of has have a hard time creating… Continue reading Review and Swatches of the Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof fine-point eye pen. Eyeliner on fleek!
The Philosophy: Purity is natural, we come into this world with all the right instincts. We are innocent and therefore perceive things as they should be , rather than how they are. Our conscience is clear, our hands are clean, and the world at large is truly beautiful. It is at this time we feel… Continue reading Review and texture shot of the Philosophy Purity made simple! The one-step facial cleanser!
I am no contour expert however my face definitely needs definition. I like bronzer for giving my face a soft glow and a little shape, but I have never really been someone who contours as a regular part of my makeup routine. Until now. I experienced love at first swatch at the Charlotte Tilbury Covent… Continue reading Review and Swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand in Medium- Dark
I like a variety of cleansers and appreciate all the different textures they can offer. Having dry dehydrated skin I need something that works hard at lifting makeup and grime but gentle enough to leave my skin soft and supple without leaving it stripped or dry. I love a good cleansing oil as part of… Continue reading Super Facialist vitamin c+ Brighten skin renewal cleansing oil Review and Texture shots! An affordable drugstore staple!
I have serious dark circle issues and find it really difficult to find a cncealer that completely covers my under eye area without leaving an ashy grey undercast. Although I religiously use an under eye corrector the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer is amazing at giving my undereye a flawless and bright look.… Continue reading Review: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer in 320 Bisque (W). For all the full coverage lovers!
I have struggled with dry skin my whole life, what I discovered later on in my skincare journey is that I didn't address my skin issues correctly because my skin is not just dry, but dehydrated. I needed to retain and lock in hydration by having a layered skincare routine rather then going in with… Continue reading Review and Texture shot of the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising lotion+. A moisture hug for parched skin!
I am not a bold colour person, I stick to nudes and even that is mostly "my lips but better" type of nudes. I would love to find my perfect shade of red/ pink/ berry etc but its sad to say I'm just not there yet! Mac Satin Lipstick Film Noir Review- Ukbeautygems However, when… Continue reading Review and Swatches of the Mac Satin Lipstick in Film Noir! Perfect for the Fall!
I first tried the Sol De Janeiro range by purchasing a mini kit from CultBeauty and have been hooked ever since! The scent is absolutely stunning with a sweet yet sophisticated blend of fruity goodness and an undertone of gorgeous nuttiness! Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Butter and Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream-Gel Texture… Continue reading Review Of the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower-Cream Gel! Tropical deliciousness!
If you're a bronzer newbie, you like a little colour and healthy definition to your face with a flawless blend no matter how experienced you are with makeup; then this is for you! Bobbi Brown Bronzing powder Natural 1- Ukbeautygems This bronzer is a lightweight matte formula that gives the face a soft sun kissed… Continue reading Review and Swatch of the Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural 1.
This multipurpose face and body cream is my go to when my skin needs a little TLC. It is a hydrating cream for dry, scaly skin and eczema on the face and body. I prefer it as a body moisturiser and love the way it makes my skin feels instantly more comfortable, moisturised and supple to… Continue reading Review and Texture swatches of the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (Intense Repair). A whipping saviour!
Highlighter is always the final step to tie in my face makeup and a dd a little (or a lot!) of glow when i need it. I only ever highlight my brow-bone with a matte highlighting powder but love a good glow on my cheek-bone. I have a mental checklist of what I like in… Continue reading Review and swatches of the George at Asda Bronze highlight Baked Bronze- affordable drugstore gem.
I have dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin and after adding lots of hydrating steps to my skincare routine my skin looks and feels smoother, plumper and less irritated. The one thing that I never understood was the use of a separate day and night cream. I always used the same thing or switched up my… Continue reading Review and Texture Swatches of the Elemis Pro-collagen Marine Day Cream and Pro-collagen Oxygenating Night Cream. They are lush!
Becca pressed powders have the most amazing buttery texture and look stunning on the skin. I love the range of colours offered to suit all skin tones. Becca x Chrissy Teigan Bronze and Glow- Ukbeautygems I am also a busy mum always on the go and love face palettes and quick multifunctional product. This was… Continue reading Review and Swatches of the Becca x Chrissy Teigan Endless Bronze and Glow Limited Edition Compact. Perfect Heatwave glow!
Sometimes you have the luxury to really take time with your lips. You can apply a balm, go in with a liner, fill up your lips with the colour and then readjust adding another colour or a lip topper to add volume. This isnt a realistic day to day routine for most and if you… Continue reading Review and Swatches of The Kiko Milano Pencil Lip Gloss- The easy option!
I love a good mask and I use them to relax, when my skin really needs one or to just feel taken care of by putting a 3 minute one while I'm brushing my teeth before the school run. I love sheet masks the most as I love the instant boost of hydration they provide.… Continue reading Review of the Generation Clay™ Ultra Violet Brightening Clay Mask from my FabFitFun Spring 2019 Box!
I have had box envy for years when it came to the FabFitFun box, it has everything a girl like me could ever want and for an amazing price! I watched numerous un-boxings on Youtube (as you do to punish yourself unnecessarily!) and was always impressed with the range of lifestyle, beauty and fitness full… Continue reading FabFitFun Now in the UK! Summer Box 2019. My experience and what I got in my first ever BOX!
If you have sensitive skin and you are worried about using exfoliators (but you still need that step in your routine to address some of your skin concerns) then this delicate but efficient exfoliator is for you! This a gel based relaxing and gentle exfoliator that leaves my skin velvety soft and smooth. Why I… Continue reading Review of the Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator! With Texture swatch and skin swatches!
I have always been obsessed with Wet n Wild and loved watching all the reviews and swatches on YouTube. I bought the first eight pan Color Icon palettes on amazon and loved their consistency and the layout in clear sections of which colour should be applied on the lid, crease and brow. They still created… Continue reading Wet n Wild in the UK! Review and swatches of the New Color Icon palettes in Rosé In The Air and Nude Awakenings!
I really love oils and they truly are skin saviours for my dry, dehydrated skin especially during the British temperamental changes in weather. When it comes to oils they really have to tick certain boxes. Fushi oils tick those boxes and I have been using them for years both for myself and my family. The… Continue reading Review of the Fushi Organic, Unrefined, Cold pressed travel oils!
I am a huge fan of Bobbi Brown cosmetics especially being someone with golden Indian skin tone; which they cater for beautifully. The Shimmer Bricks have been a cult classic in the beauty world and for good reason too. The permanent line come in a range of beautiful colours and work well on a wide… Continue reading Review and Swatches of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks in Sunset Pink and Wild Rose. (With deals and offers)
Its no secret that I am a huge Pixi skincare fan and not only do I love their mists and tonics but have fallen in love with their Overnight Skin Serum! I generally sensitive skin so when it comes to exfoliants and acids I have to be super careful not to over do it and… Continue reading Review and texture shots of the Pixi Skintreats Overnight Glow serum on sensitive skin!
Some would say sisters should never be compared and their uniqueness is what makes them truly shine. However in this case a little side to side comparison is really necessary! For those that know me it is no secret that I love The balms range of powder highlighters known as the Manizer sisters. They have… Continue reading Review, comparison and swatches of The Balm Mary-Dew manizer Vs her classic older sister Mary-Lou Manizer!
When my skin needs intense nourishment and targeted healing and hydration the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream range is my go to. The names of the products are quite a mouthful so please bare with me as I go through my favourites. I am missing the face mist which is my latest favourite so please… Continue reading Review and texture swatches of my go to Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour skin saviours! Living my best skin life!
I was so excited to hear that Benefit Cosmetics has expanded their range of Hoola Bronzers to cater for a wider range of skin tones. I already love the original for a a subtle shading on my medium/ tan Asian skin tone but had my eye on the Hoola Caramel which has the perfect depth… Continue reading Benefit Cheerleaders Bronze Squad Palette- Swatches and Reviews! It really packs a punch!
I have combination, dry, oily and dehydrated skin with the occasional appearance of hormonal acne. My skin type changes seasonally and whenever it decides it wants to, so that being said I was on the look out for a oil that would cater to my skin needs (if thats at all even possible- asking for… Continue reading Review of the Amazing Caudalie Vine(Activ) 100% natural Overnight Detox Oil! A Glowy skin must have!
I know there was a lot of hype around this palette a couple of Summers ago, I have had it for a good while and I absolutely love it. If you are like me and are drawn to warm colours, love nudes but are still not confident enough to venture into the brighter bolder colours… Continue reading Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review and swatches on medium tan skin- Its a scorcher!
The Pixi Mists have been my favourites for many years now and were a game changer in my skincare and makeup routine. Available from drugstores and at a great price considering the ingredients and effectiveness... I always have backups. They have an amazing range of mists for specific skincare issues and unique blends of skincare… Continue reading My Favourite Mists From Pixi and why I always have a backup! Wakeup, Glow and Hydrate the milky way!
I have coveted the By Terry Eyeshadow sticks for many moons back when all the influencers were raving about them in the UK. My only set back was the price point. At a whopping £29 each I kept my purse in check on those days when the impulse buying itch set off! The Gift sets… Continue reading Review & Swatches: By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadows- Blond opal, Bronze Moon and Misty Rock! Bargain!
Benefit Roller lash was recommended to me by my sister as she knows I like a mascara that gives me length and good curl. I was hesitant at first because Mascara is a funny thing and what works for one person may not work for another. Everyone has a preference of the type of wand… Continue reading Review, before and after of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. Its a keeper!