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.

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!

REVOLUTION HAIRCARE SALICYLIC ACID CLARIFYING RANGE REVIEW (BLOGTOBER – DAY EIGHT)

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Did you know I’m actually a hair stylist by trade? I haven’t worked in the industry for a very long time but a piece heart will always belong to it.

I’ve spoken before about the power of the right cut and finding the correct person to help you achieve it (shout out to my stylist Sian at Sian Hair & Beauty because she is the best in the biz!).

Part of my journey has always been finding products that work for me (and that changes depending on the season just like your skincare!).

I’ve been trialling the Salicylic Acid Clarifying Range by Revolution Haircare and it seems to be working wonders on my super oily hair and scalp! It genuinely feels like a treat to use and so much more luxurious than it’s price tag would lead you to believe.

Revolution Haircare Salicylic Acid Clarifying Shampoo for Oily Hair
£9

Revolution Haircare Salicylic Acid Clarifying Conditioner for Oily Hair
£9

Revolution Haircare Salicylic Acid Clarifying Scalp Serum for Oily Scalp
£8

If you really want to elevate your routine from basic to something truly epic then you could also pick up a couple of treats that work beautifully alongside the range.

Revolution Haircare Stimulating Scalp Massager
£5

Revolution Haircare Microfibre Hair Wrap (2 Pack)
£8

I’m slowly training my hair and scalp to go longer in between washes without feeling lank/greasy and whilst it’s a process I can see the difference already. I’m now getting a whole extra day of fresh, luscious hair and I am so living for it.

What are your hair heroes and do you have any tips for someone who may be struggling with achieving their dream style?