Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Review: Sephora Favourites 'Give Me Some Nude Lip' Set

Hi everyone,

I recently purchased the Sephora Favourites 'Give Me Some Nude Lip' set, and I thought I would share with you on what I thought of each of the lip products inside.

Anastacia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in 'Kristen'
The Anastacia lipgloss has a lovely lightweight formula, which on me lasts quite a while. The shade 'Kristen' is slightly darker than my natural lip colour, which makes it an ideal nude lipgloss for myself.

Marc Jacobs Enamoured Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer in 'Sugar Sugar'
The Marc Jacobs lip lacquer has a slightly thicker formula than the Anastacia lipgloss, but it also has a lovely mint flavour. The shade 'Sugar Sugar' is very pale on and it actually makes look a little bit 'dead' due to my fair complexion. This is one lip product that I need to see if I can get it to work for me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide in 'Bound'
The NARS velvet lip glides have a lightweight, moussey texture, and they apply to lips beautifully. The shade 'Bound' is just ever slightly darker than my natural lip colour. Also the NARS velvet lip glides do have a matte finish, but they are also really comfortable to wear and not drying on the lips.

Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint in 'Revealed'
As much as I would have liked to try these, the shade was way too dark for me to be able to 'pull it off'. But, I have passed it on to someone who will get more wear out of it than I would.

Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy in 'Spice Girl'
This took me by surprise as I didn't think I would be able to handle the lip injection formula from Too Faced, and it turned out that I was fine throughout the whole experience. I did notice a little bit of lip plumping action, and the gloss remains on the lips for quite a while. The Too Faced lip injection glossy does have quite a thick formula, but once it has been applied to the lips it does take about a minute for the lip injection phase to start. The shade 'Spice Girl' is a very natural lip shade, and it just gives the lips a nice glossy look.

Urban Decay VICE Liquid Lipstick in 'Trivial'
This is a lovely lightweight liquid lipstick formula that doesn't actually budge when you try to remove it with normal make up remover. To remove this from your lips you need to use something that is oil based. Be careful when layering these up as they can cake up just a little bit on the lips. The shade 'Trivial' in the tube looks as if it has a bit of shimmer too it, but when its applied it goes on completely matte. 'Trivial' is also a 'my lips but better' shade on me.

Overall, I'm thrilled to bits with the Sephora Favourites 'Give Me Some Nude Lip' set, as most of the products work for me and my natural lip colour, which I wasn't expecting.

My favourite lip products out of this set are the NARS velvet lip glide, Anastacia lip gloss and the Too Faced lip injection glossy.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

My 2018 Personal Planner Overview

Hi everyone,

For 2018 I thought I would invest in a personal planner from www.personal-planner.com, as everything from the front and back covers, and also the layout inside is completely customisable to suit you and your needs. So I thought I would share with you my own personal planner. I've gone for the A5 size, as its the size that works best for my me, but they do have a choice of five planner sizes.

This is the cover that I have chosen for my 2018 planner, and its one of Personal Planners patterned designs. But you can have whatever you want as your front and back covers, as Personal Planner will let you upload your own photos. You can also choose where want to place the text at the front if you choose to have any text, as well as how opaque you want the the text to be on the front. You can also chose what colour elastic you want to help keep your planner closed.

This is the first cover in the inside of the planner, and this is where you can add a quote or something that is meaningful to you. Also at the bottom of the page you can also choose to add your address, email and/ or phone number just in case the planner gets misplaced. Also you can the colour and also the placement of the font. All of this page is customisable to you, or you can leave it completely blank.

This is a monthly overview that I have chosen to have in my planner. But this is an option towards the end of designing your planner, as the monthly overview takes up 24 pages of the extra pages you choose to have at the end of the planner. But this is one option I'd strongly recommend you getting especially if your into forward planning.

This is the layout of my planner, which is option 2 when choosing the layout. They have a choice of five different layouts, and they have endless choices on what you can do with your layout once you have chosen it. The layout options include lines at the top of the page, lines at the bottom of the page, coloured strips, completely blank. Personal Planner also has options so then you can have a box for working hours, training boxes or weather for that day. Also while you are choosing how you like your layout to be on the inside, you can also choose what colour of ruler you would like. I've just gone for a clear one, as its the one that I thought would best for the design I have chosen. At the bottom you can choose three or four modules depending on the size of the planner you have chosen. I have just gone for two modules of lines, and also a blank module. But for the modules you can have anything from exams that week, this weeks dinners, things to do, grid, lined, blank, pre school hours, list, graph, tune, there's quite a few other things to choose from for the modules.

You also have quite number of things to do with the back pages. For my planner I have chosen to have a yearly overview of 2018, lined paper and blank paper. But they are other options such yearly overviews for 2018 and 2019, atlas, sudoko, colouring pages, lined paper, graph paper, dotted paper, and also blank paper. They even have teacher pages. Also with this planner you can choose what month you would like it start in.

When you receive your personal planner you also get a sheet of colourful stickers, a very durable top opening pocket that you can fit into the planner wherever you want, the colour of ruler you have chosen, as well as the colour of elastic you have chosen.

Postage and taxes are also included in the price.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Kiehl's Haul 2017

Hi everyone,

I have been getting more interested in the Kiehl's skincare line. Some of these are repurchases as I really enjoy using them in my skincare routines, and some of these are completely new and I have never tried them before.

Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
I have heard really good things about the Calendula face wash from Kiehl's, and its meant to be fantastic for people who have oily to combination skin. It also smells like lemons, which means it should be refreshing when I'm using it.

Cucumber Herbal Alcohol Free Toner
The Cucumber Herbal Alcohol Free toner is ideal for all skin types. Its also meant to be a little hydrating. I'm looking forward to using this in my skincare routine.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate
I have decided to repurchase the Midnight Recovery Concentrate as my skin hasn't been responding to the anti-redness serums/ oils that I'm currently using. When I was using this my skin was a lot better and more naturally glowy. I have even purchased the larger size, as its better value for money than the smaller 30ml bottle.

Daily Reviving Concentrate
I love this as part of my morning skincare routine, and I'm nearly out of my current bottle. So I have decided to repurchase the larger bottle, so it hopefully last me about a year as you only need to use a small amount.

Both of these oils are worth the hype, as they do work but you need to give them a bit of time. I would highly recommend both of these oils to anyone.

Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Mask
This is an overnight hydrating mask from Kiehl's, but I don't use it like that. I use it more as a moisturiser top up during the day if and when my skin needs a moisture boost, and I have found that it works extremely well for that. Also, a little bit goes a long way.

Ultra Facial Moisturiser 75ml
I have recently finished using the Ultra Facial Cream, so I thought I would try the Ultra Facial Moisturiser as its lighter in consistency and not as heavy as the cream, I have also been told that you can also use this as a make up base.

Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
I have decided that I will give the Creamy Eye Treatment another go. I used this years ago and I didn't like it at the time, but I am willing to try it again once my current eye cream runs out.

I'm really looking forward to using all of my products from Kiehl's, and to see if they will benefit my skin even more in the long term.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Review: REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial

Hi everyone,

I have been using the REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial as my serum step in my Sunday skincare routine, and I thought I would review it for you.

The REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial delivers on these benefits to the skin. These benefits are:-
- Exfoliation
- Reinvigoration
- Essential hydration

Also the REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial delivers a three phase treatment while you sleep. The three phase treatment helps to gently renew the skin, boosts cell vitality and infuses the skin with plumping moisture.

Phase One - Exfoliation
Blending AHAs lactic and glycolic acid with enzymes to repair uneven texture, support natural cell turnover and reduce surface pigmentation.

Phase Two
This combines glycogen, magnesium and omega oils to energise, revitalise and heal.

Phase Three - Hydration
Sodium lactate gently raises the skins pH and attracts water to the skin to plump and deeply hydrate.

The aim of the three phases process is to leave the skin visibly brighter, more luminous, refined and even toned the following morning.

- Skin looks renewed and radiant
- Skin feels softer and smoother
- Skin tone is more even and refined
- Visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Hydrates and nourishes
- Suitable for all skin types except sensitive

This is a light serum that turns into a serum once applied to the skin. I use one pump as my serum step in my Sunday skincare routine. The following morning my skin definatly feels more soft and hydrated. The one thing I will say is that it definatly takes time to get used to this product, and the first couple of times you use this you will feel a slight tingling sensation. But overall I'm really impressed with the REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial, as it does do what it says it should do.