FESTIVE LASH GOALS WITH RAPIDLASH (BLOGMAS – DAY TWENTY-SIX)

I’m very honoured to say that I was recently asked to take part in the RapidLash #ElectricToElegantChallenge over on TikTok and honestly, it was too much fun!

Using the power couple that is RapidLash & RapidGlam was a piece of cake and over time the duo produce it phenomenal results. I have the worlds most ridiculously awful lashes and to be honest not much makes them look anything other than subpar. I’ve been using the RapidLash line for a while now and I wouldn’t be without it. They have become an integral part of my skincare routine.

If you’ve like to know more about the products I used you can read below…

RapidLash

Boasting visible results in up to 8 weeks, the RapidLash® Eyelash Enhancing Serum is a potent yet gentle lash serum, designed to promote longer and fuller-looking lashes.

The lash serum is enriched with Hexatein 1 Complex, a uniquely-concocted blend of six high-performance ingredients: peptides, biotin, amino acids, panthenol, soybean oil and pumpkin seed extract.

Ideal for weak, brittle, thin or short lashes, it coats each lash in a conditioning, moisturising and strengthening formula. Apply daily to help enhance the overall appearance of your lashes.

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RapidGlam

The world’s first mascserum, RapidGlam™ is a perfectly balanced blend of the proven RapidLash® Eyelash Enhancing Serum and smooth, fibre-infused primer and mascara. RapidGlam™ amplifies your lashes instantly and coats them in hair-loving ingredients that help to condition, fortify, curl, while enhancing the lashes for a stronger, fuller and longer appearance in as little as 6 weeks.

The innovative formula utilises a unique Hexatein 7 Complex of advanced polypeptides to help reinforce the look of lash fibres, while also protecting against breakage. An infusion of biotin, panthenol and pumpkin seed extract provides intense nourishment and seals in moisture, while kaolin clay and cellulose give the appearance of thicker, more voluminous and fluttery lashes.

The ideal solution for brittle, thin and short lashes, as the mascserum wraps each hair in jet-black pigment that dries rapidly to a smudge-free finish.

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE INKEY LIST (BLOGMAS – DAY TWENTY-ONE)

I’m a sucker for trying new brands and I’ve found with age that skincare has become a particular obsession of mine.

The Inkey List is the perfect mix of beautifully formulated products and reasonable prices. One of the reasons I find this brand so interesting is that they break down each step down so simply. Honestly, anyone can do it!

KNOWLEDGE

Built on a belief that better information drives better decisions, knowledge is at the heart of everything we do.

INGREDIENTS

We stand for transparency and innovative ingredients. Every ingredient is Tried, Tested and True.

PLANET

Making our packaging as easily recyclable as possible and reducing our climate impact to carbon net zero through action and offsetting.

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Whether you’re a skincare novice or an expert I would seriously suggest giving The Inkey List a try because there is something for everyone.

Most recently I’ve been trialling a really easy, stripped back four step morning routine and it really helps to set me up for the day!

Salicylic Acid Cleanser £10.99

Hyaluronic Acid Serum £5.99

Niacinamide Serum £6.99

Bakuchiol Moisturiser £9.99

This combination of products is perfect for my oily, blemish prone skin. It feels light and refreshing whilst still getting the job done and I’m just kind of here for it to be honest!

In regards to my before bed habits the following has been my go to…

Salicylic Acid Cleanser £10.99

Retinol Serum £9.99

Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment £6.99

It’s a nice balance to be honestly and feels really lightweight on the skin. The blemish treatment can be skipped of you don’t suffer from random isolated breakouts like I do (but it’s honestly a little gem!).

I also have some hair products that I am yet to try but will be back at a later date to let you know my thoughts.

MY AM-PM SKINCARE ROUTINE WITH BEAUTY BAY (BLOGMAS – DAY SEVEN)

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I’ve spoken about my love for Beauty Bay and their By Beauty Bay range before and I’m sure there is really no doubt that I adore just about everything they do.

Winter is in full swing right now and I don’t know about you guys but boy is my skin suffering! I’m both oily and blemish prone as well as living on very little sleep so I really could use all the help I can get!

I’ve cultivated a routine using solely By Beauty Bay products and it seems to be working a treat so thought I’d share it with you all in the hopes it’ll help someone else too!

AM…

As much as I wish I could just roll out of bed looking like a glowing Greek Goddess alas that is just not the hand I was dealt.

This 4 step/5 product morning routine is my fool proof formula to leaving the house feeling and looking refreshed.

Mix the Day One Moisturiser together with SkinHit Protecting Serum (or any SkinHit serum for that matter!) for a customised formula to suit your specific needs.

Acid Trip Exfoliating Toner

£7

Head this way for perfect skin with the Acid Trip Exfoliating Toner with AHA and PHA from the Skincare By BEAUTY BAY range. This exfoliating toner combines multiple forms of acid-based exfoliants, which target different layers of the skin. A blend of AHAs, such as glycolic and lactic acid work to refine, brighten, and even skin tone, whilst PHA (gluconolactone) helps to promote softer and smoother skin. Pores will be cleared and cellular turnover will be increased, which all results in a decongested, smoother, and brighter looking complexion.

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SkinHit Hyperpigmentation Serum

£6.50

Put your best face forward with the By BEAUTY BAY SkinHit Hyperpigmentation Serum with Tranexamic Acid and Alpha Arbutin. Enriched with brightening tranexamic acid plus alpha arbutin to even out skin tone, this brightening serum is a name to know for reducing the appearance of pigmentation, dark spots, scarring and dullness.

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Day One Moisturiser

£6.50

This is your new skincare go-to. The Day One Moisturiser with Ginseng and Squalane from the Skincare By BEAUTY BAY range is a lightweight gel-cream moisturiser that helps to protect and hydrate the skin. Enriched with Indian ginseng to shield against screen-emitted light and olive squalane which helps to hydrate the skin. The moisturising and skin conditioning actives make this moisturiser a great makeup primer to lock your look in place all day long.

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SkinHit Protecting Serum

£6

Protect your skin from whatever daily life throws at you with the SkinHit Protecting Serum with Anti-Pollution and Blue Light Actives from Skincare By BEAUTY BAY. Rich in antioxidants, this is the serum you need to shield your skin from environmental nasties that can lead to dullness and upset complexions. Formulated with an anti-pollution active that helps to protect the skin from external aggressors and free radicals, as well as a blue light active that shields your skin from screen-emitted light, whilst also helping to brighten and restore radiance. This is the ultimate everyday serum for your skin.

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PM…

As night rolls round once again and all you want to do is jump into bed it’s important to make sure your skin gets what it needs.

Assuming you’ve already taken off your make up (for which I recommend the Butter Cup Cleansing Balm) then you can jump right into this quick PM routine before you get some well deserved rest.

Super Jelly Cleansing Gel

£6.50

Refresh your skin with the Super Jelly Cleansing Gel with Prebiotic and Avocado from the Skincare By BEAUTY BAY range. This non-foaming, non-stripping cleansing gel supports balanced and healthy-looking skin that feels fresh, cleansed, and revitalised. Formulated with prebiotics, a hero skincare ingredient that helps to support the skin’s barrier, as well as avocado oil which helps to gently cleanse and moisturise the skin. Leave your skin feeling clean but comfortable.

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Make It Rain Face Mist

£5

Quench your skin’s thirst with the Make It Rain Face Mist with Mineral and Super Berry Blend from the Skincare By BEAUTY BAY range. This hydrating face mist rains down onto skin to energise and refresh the complexion. This mist has been formulated with a blend of minerals that hydrate and energise the skin, and a trio of nourishing Australian berries which encourage a radiant and healthy-looking glow. Use before makeup, after makeup, or as a refreshing top-up during the day to give your skin a refresh.

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SkinHit 0.2% Retinol Complex Serum

£5

For skin that is hydrated, smooth and clear, make an appointment with the By BEAUTY BAY SkinHit 0.2% Retinol Complex Serum with Retinol and Peptides. This skin-loving serum helps to improve the appearance of pigmentation, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles thanks to the 0.2% retinol complex while added peptides infuse the skin with moisture, helping to improve the skin’s clarity. Perfect for first time retinol users, this serum is soon to be your new BFF.

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Occasionally…

2% BHA Overnight Mask

£7.50

Your beauty sleep is about to get an upgrade with By BEAUTY BAY’s 2% BHA Overnight Mask with Salicylic Acid and Azelaic Acid. The targeted overnight face mask works to gently exfoliate and refresh the skin, all while soothing, brightening, and helping the appearance of pores. 2% BHA salicylic acid helps to gently exfoliate and condition blemish prone skin, while azelaic acid helps to soothe the skin and reduce the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, all while you sleep!

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30% AHA / 2% BHA Peeling Solution Drops

£6

Meet your next go-to skincare treatment: By BEAUTY BAY’s 30% AHA 2% BHA Peeling Solution Drops with Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid. The targeted solution has been designed to help exfoliate away dead and dull skin, unclog pores, and reduce excess oil on all skin types. With a red colour for easy application and removal, the treatment has been formulated with glycolic and lactic acid (AHA 30%) to help clear and improve the skin’s texture through exfoliation, plus refreshing aloe vera and salicylic acid (BHA 2%) to exfoliate, for clearer looking skin.

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Dot-A-Spot Glow In The Dark Blemish Stickers

£4.95

Banish breakouts for good with the Dot-A-Spot Glow In The Dark Blemish Stickers from Skincare By BEAUTY BAY. These super-cute, fun shaped, glow in the dark hydrocolloid patches are designed to help you tackle breakouts. Each moon and cloud shaped hydrocolloid-infused patch works to draw out pus and other impurities from developing blemishes, as well as reducing the size of already present spots. Use these stickers (that are clear in daylight) to dot your way to clearer skin.

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Tools…

To be able to get the most out of your brand new skincare routine then you’re going to need the right tools! Not only will it elevate things to another level of luxury but you’ll also be surprised at what a difference they make to your products!

The Rose Quartz Facial Roller

£14

Here to help you relax and unwind is the BEAUTY BAY The Rose Quartz Facial Roller. Inspired by ancient Chinese rituals, this dual-ended facial massage tool is the game changer that your beauty routine needs. Made from 100% rose quartz, this facial roller helps to reduce facial tension, aid lymphatic drainage, and increase the absorption of your favourite skincare formulas. Traditionally known to represent self-love, peace, and inner healing, this rose quartz tool will help to restore a sense of calm and tranquillity at the end of a long day. Healthy skin = happy skin.

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The Rose Quartz Gua Sha

£12

Here to help you relax and unwind is the BEAUTY BAY The Rose Quartz Gua Sha. Inspired by ancient Chinese rituals, this heart-shaped facial massage tool is the edition that your beauty routine needs. Made from 100% rose quartz, this gua sha helps to reduce facial tension, aid lymphatic drainage, and increase the absorption of your favourite skincare formulas. Traditionally known to represent self-love, peace, and inner healing, this rose quartz tool will help to restore a sense of wellbeing and tranquillity at the end of a long day. Healthy skin = happy skin.

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Now get your glow on!

GIVE ME COSMETICS SEVEN DAY DAY CREAM CHALLENGE (BLOGTOBER – DAY TWENTY-FOUR)

As an oily gal (have I mentioned that before?) you’ll know I’ve always struggled with balance between giving my skin what it needs and over saturating the bloody thing.

As ever its a work in progress but if you want to read all about how I added some much need hydration to my skincare routine in seven days then stick around kids!

The Give Me Cosmetics Day Cream with Niacinamide & Retinol is not only…

  • Skin boosting and intensely hydrating,

It also boasts a…

  • Non greasy formula that absorbs quickly as well as incorporating anti-ageing properties and contains vitamin e.

Our Day Cream adds a luxury finish to your morning skincare routine.

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Look at how plump and fresh my skin looks!

Give Me Cosmetics Day Cream

I love how creamy it felt on the skin. It also dried down very quickly to a demi matte finish which was perfect for using as a base under my makeup. great for layering!

The product was plentiful whilst the packaging was compactand not at all bulky so perfect for travelling.

The Day Cream costs £25 and is also paraben-free.

ARTTITUDE COSMETICS BY RUKS GLOW GETTER OIL REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY TWENTY-TWO)

Meet the Arttitude Cosmetics By Ruks Glow Getter Oil!

Make up trends come and go, but glowing skin is always in! Introducing our brand new Glow Getter oil, an absolute essential for any skincare lover!

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Designed to target a number of skin concerns including acne, blemishes, pigmentation, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles it’ll fit in beautifully alongside your current skincare routine.

It’ll provide your skin with intense moisture and nourishment whilst maintaining a super lightweight, fast-absorbing and non-greasy texture.

Packed full of skin loving ingredients such as rosehip seed oil, ylang ylang, lavender frankincense, lemon, juniper berry, vitamin e, avocado kernal and jojoba for healthy, radiant, glowing skin all year round

I’m super oily so the sceptic in me tends to want to stay away from oil based products but this one just sucked me in and had me at first sight.

It smells incredible (imagine being pampered at a spa and feeling relaxed AF, that’s the scent I’m talking about) and has become the favourite part of my night time routine.

I can’t even explain how much my skin had benefited from having something so lovingly formulated within my arsenal.

For £29.99 you can pick up this absolute beaut in a bottle (and you won’t regret it!). If you’re still not completely sold then go with the sample size for £4.99 (and to me this shows confidence in their product, knowing you’ll be back to buy your full sized version after you’ve fallen in love).

I just really love it, can you tell?

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PIXI BEAUTY +C VIT COLLECTION REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY TWENTY)

Skincare is absolutely vital to me for two reasons.

The first being that as a beauty blogger I feel like having a good skincare regime really is the basis of an amazing makeup application. You can achieve incredible results with very affordable cosmetics when your skin is at its best and that comes down to knowing your skin, what to use and how to use it.

The second is very different but still equally important to me. I spent YEARS not even being able to leave the house to get milk without a full face of makeup. My confidence was on the floor and I didn’t know the meaning of self love. As I began to experiment with skincare I realised that I could look my most beautiful when fresh faced and happy.

Now my skincare collection has become just as important if not more so than my makeup collection and I love being able to discuss ingredients and different types of products. It gives me such a buzz to be able to pass on the tips and tricks that led to me feeling so content in my own skin.

The power of a good routine is so underrated and I truly believe it’s something we should know more about. Knowing that your skin changes from season to season and as you age could make such a huge difference to so many people.

Whilst I’m clearly not an expert I like to think I’ve picked up a few decent recommendations along the way. One of my favourite additions to date has to be the Pixi Beauty +C Vit Collection.

The collection includes…

+C Vit Priming Oil – £24

Infused with Vitamin-C, this tri-phase oil nourishes, energises and balances to prep and prime for a radiant glow.

+C Vit UnderEye Brightener – £16

This Vitamin-C infused under eye perfector blurs and energises to give an instant awakening effect. Refreshing treatment in a tube brightens and restores vibrancy.

+C Vit Brightening Perfector – £14

Vitamin-C infused complexion enhancer blurs and perfects to give skin a dewy radiant finish.

+C Vit Lip Brightener – £10

Inspired by nature, this Vitamin-C infused lip balm smooths with a hint of tint and shine.

If you’re after something that’ll leave you looking bright eyed and bushy tailed then this collection is the one.

I have three children so with that comes a lot of running around and when I’m not doing that I’m studying for a degree. I don’t sleep well and can never fully switch off. I need all the help I can get!

I love the fact you can wear alone for a really radiant, natural glow or under make up to really kick that ‘lit from within’ skin into gear.

Overall it’s just beautiful!

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE – PART ONE: BEAUTY BAY ‘THE SHOWTIME’ BEAUTY BOX (BLOGTOBER – DAY SEVENTEEN)

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If you’re anything like me then you find the idea of Christmas shopping with the masses all kinds of anxiety inducing. I thought now would be a great time to put together some blog posts designed to showcase what I think would make really great presents that take the stress out of gift giving!

First up is the Beauty Bay ‘The Showtime’ Beauty Box

An 11-piece beauty box.

Be the star of the show this party season with The Showtime Beauty Box. Packed full of all the makeup essentials you need to create show-stopping looks, this box is the gift that keeps on giving. With everything from eyeshadows, glitters, highlighters, and lipsticks, whether you’re heading to the Christmas party or adding some glam to NYE, you’ll have everything you need. The perfect gift for your BFF, significant other, or just for yourself, give the gift of iconic makeup looks this year.

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For just £40 you’ll receive a whopping £119 worth of products expertly collated by the Beauty Bay team.

Beauty Bay ‘The Showtime’ Beauty Box

Inside you’ll find…

Milani Baked Blush Sunset Passion, (Full size) – A warm pink shimmering blush.

Sample Beauty Lash Out Vegan Synthetic Silk False Lashes, (Full size) – A pair of high volume false lashes.

XX Revolution XXpress Shadow Palette XXposed, (Full size) – A four-colour, soft neutral eyeshadow palette.

Nabla Ruby Lights Glitter Palette, (Full size) – A four-colour glitter shadow palette.

Ofra Highlighter Mini Rodeo Drive, (Mini) – A universally flattering highlighter.

MUA Makeup Academy Intense Colour Lip Liner Diva, (Full size) – A deep burgundy lip liner.

Soda Beauty #wegotyoubabe Glitter Lip Gloss, (Full size) – A shimmering silver lip gloss.

BY BEAUTY BAY Matte Lipstick Juice, (Full size) – A bright orange-red lipstick.

wet n wild Lash Renegade Waterproof Mascara Brazen Black, (Full size) – A volumising, waterproof mascara.

By BEAUTY BAY 12 Piece Eye Brush Set, (Full-size) – A 12-piece eyeshadow brush set.

Brushworks Complexion Sponge Duo, (Full size) – A pair of complexion makeup sponges.

Each element works perfectly alongside each other to cream the perfect glam look thus festive season. However, I’m also looking forward to mix and matching things into with my usual routine to really take things to the next level.

I think this is honestly without doubt one of the best beauty boxes I have ever had the pleasure of trying. The mixture of brands and products is just stunning (there is also a less expensive skincare version I’m also coveting that you can check out HERE).

GIVE ME COSMETICS ‘THE HAIRCARE BUNDLE’ REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY SIXTEEN)

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Please don’t tell me I own too many haircare products. I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life.

Have you tried ‘The Haircare Bundle’ by Give Me Cosmetics?

The Haircare Bundle’ includes…

An amazing Coconut & Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner duo (that come in their brand new easy squeeze bottles for maximum efficiency) to give you that extra oomph during these dastardly colder months.

Plus the most gorgeous Argan Oil & Coconut Oil Hair Mask which is the absolute pièce de résistance.

And if you aren’t already convinced then let me tell you a little bit about your new favourite shampoo and conditioner!

Give Me Cosmetics ‘The Haircare Bundle

They are both paraben-free and contain a healthy dose of nutrients such as provitamins B5 which is used to increase elasticity in the hair strands and absorb water content for added moisture.

Enriched with a gentle infusion of Coconut & Argan oils, the pair work to together to moisturise, support & strengthen hair follicles for thoroughly cleansed soft & shiny hair, packed with volume & bounce.

Give Me’s Hair Mask blends natural Argan Oil and Coconut Oil which will help you achieve that smooth & silky look/feel as well as improving the condition and elasticity of your hair.

They smell divine and have left my hair looking and feeling pretty damn good even if I do say so myself.

You can pick up yours for £27.

REVOLUTION HAIRCARE BOND PLEX RANGE REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY THIRTEEN)

Have you tried the Revolution Haircare Bond Plex range?

Formulated to target different layers of the hair fibre which will help restore and strengthen damage from the inside out.

The range includes…

Plex 3 Bond Restore Treatment £10

Plex 4 Bond Plex Shampoo £10

Plex 5 Bond Plex Conditioner £10

Plex 6 Bond Restore Styling Cream £10

Plex 7 Bond Restore Styling Spray £8

I usually struggle with leave in or styling products due to how oily my hair and scalp are. They weigh down my hair making it appear lank and flat but I’m so pleased to say I haven’t experienced any of that with the Bond Plex Range.

I like to use everything together maybe once a week and it really feels like a treat!

My hair is now bouncy, shiny and healthy. I’m so happy with the results and can’t recommend everything enough!

All the products are vegan & cruelty free.

And now I’ve got that straight from the salon feeling all the time.

UNICORN COSMETICS BEAR BROWS REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY TEN)

I really am still stunned by just how incredible this product is. For someone with brows that continue to piss me right off on a daily basis please take it from me when I say you need this!

The Unicorn Cosmetics Bear Brows Extreme Lifting Balm

Leaves no white cast.
Is 100% sweat proof.
Is not water activate.
Holds all day.
Is inclusive of all skins tones and hair colours.
Only costs £7.99!

Can be used to replicate the results of brow lamination, or as a natural brow hold that will keep those brows in place all day long. Our brow balm is so versatile and will allow you to style your brows to any style that is best suited for you.

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Not only is the packaging cute as hell (another triumph by UC, as if we expected any less) it actually bloody works and I can’t stress that enough.

Guys, it’s probably one of the only products I have ever tried that surpassed my expectations more than I can even explain. It’s like magic in an adorable little box.

Easy to use (which is right up my street, I don’t have the time or inclination for messing about) and lasts all day/night, I’d also like to add that as secure as my brows felt they didn’t leave my face feeling tight or uncomfortable.

You can see it in action HERE.

You can use code ‘THEBEAUTYBOO’ to save 15% across the Unicorn Cosmetics website.

Soap brows who? It’s all about the Bear Brows!