Having watched several beauty box unboxing videos and reading several different blog posts where people always seem a bit disappointed and underwhelmed with their boxes, it’s always put me off subscribing to any. I just don’t want to fork out that much money every month for products I don’t want, won’t use or already have!
After seeing all the hype and drama about it online, (first the photo that Benefit put on their UK Insta page made the mascara look clumpy AF and secondly there was a bit of blogger shade about *that* Maldives press trip) I really wanted to try the mascara and see what it could do to my lashes!
You know when you’re feeling a bit shit? You feel a bit tubby, your clothes don’t seem to fit that well and your brows and liner definitely aren’t on fleek. Oh and you’re sporting a spot the size of Texas? Well for me, perfume has always been there to pick me up and instantly make my day feel better, anyone else? I have a lot of fragrances that I’ve accumulated over the years, but I thought I’d share my top five with you 🙂
It’s my first chatty catch-up of the year!! I hope you’ve all been well and have survived January? It’s felt like such a long and dreary month, but I feel like I’ve been super productive (for the first couple of weeks anyway) which is lovely!!
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited along to check out a brand that was completely new to my radar; Higher Nature. The event was held at BozBoz Gallery in Brighton (near St Peter’s Church) which was the perfect setting to show off their products.
I absolutely hate winter; mostly because of what it does to my skin. My rosacea flares up a lot, leaving me looking almost permanently flushed and it can also make my face really dry and spotty in patches. My skin also tends to look super dull as well.
Luckily, this year I actually have a few products that have been really helping to keep my skin looking and feel amazing for once, so I thought I’d share them with you 🙂
Last year I was invited to the Jingle and Mingle event, hosted by Mickaela and Amy from Salon Success. Unfortunately I was too ill to attend and I was absolutely gutted, although they did very kindly sent me out a goody bag ♥ and I wrote a post about the amazing goodies I received.
This year I was invited again and was determined to make it!
Ever since I was invited to the Lush event last year, it’s safe to say my opinion about Lush has definitely changed! I used to find there was too much choice, but now I know what I like and don’t like, I’m happy to spend a good half hour browsing for new products!
I was thrilled to get an invite to this year’s Lush event in Crawley; not only to get to see the new products coming out, but also to spend some time with some of my blogging faves; Katie, Charlie, Tania and Rosie 🙂
I absolutely love this time of year because it means I can start wearing a dark lip again and not look like a total weirdo.
The only issue I have, is that most of my favourite dark lips aren’t matte lipsticks, so I always end up smudging them or having to reapply them a lot throughout the day. (Generally though, I usually get so frustrated that I go to the toilets and rub the bloody lipsticks off, until it looks like I’ve been punched in the mouth!!)
So I’ve previously written about my makeup storage, which you can read here, if you’ve not read it before. This was all going well and fine, until I decided to tip my lipsticks out onto my bed to try and find a specific one, not realising that the lid of one of my lipsticks had fallen off.
Cue hot pink lipstick all over the light grey duvet cover and over all my other lipsticks. Cleaning that mess up is half an hour I’m never going to get back!!