Thursday, 27 June 2019

Soap & Glory's Haircare Range!

Hey beaut's!

Soap and Glory have recently delved into the depths of all things hair, yup they now have shampoo's, conditioner's, a styling oil, leave in conditioner...the lot! Being the HUGE Soap & Glory lover that I am I couldn't wait to try some of the haircare range out for myself and get that classic pink scent running through my locks, I already LOVE their dry shampoo so I had very high hopes for the rest of the collection!
The first thing I gave a whirl was their JUNK THE GUNK Charcoal Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo £7.50, this is the perfect shampoo to use if you get a lot of product build up in your hair and you want your hair ultra-cleansed! Now I'm not going to lie it's quite strange using this shampoo at first, to begin with the formula of the shampoo itself is black which I've never seen before in a shampoo, I don't know if it's because I've been living under and rock or if this whole charcoal shampoo is a new thing but yeah - I was quite surprised when I first squirted it out of the tube! Also because it's an exfoliating shampoo it contains apricot seed exfoliators which feel much like a body scrub but for your hair, which again felt so strange lathered up with lots of scrubby bit's within my hair! What I will say is that this shampoo does exactly what it says on the tin (or tube lol), it breaks down that build up, banishes impurities and refreshes the scalp leaving my hair feeling amazing and smelling so good! The only negative I have is that if you have long, thick hair like me it does takes a while to completely rinse the scrubby bit's out, other than that it's amazing!

Obviously after the shampoo I needed to follow up with a conditioner so I slathered on the WONDITIONER Intensive Conditioning Pink Clay Hair Mask £9.00, this is enriched with mineral-rich pink clay, shea, cocoa butter AND argan oil which deeply conditions and revitalises your hair, and it has that famous Soap & Glory pink scent running through it so your hair is left smelling absolutely glorious, honestly I was swishing my hair around all day after using this, it's so lush! Because this is more of a hair mask you leave it on for around 5 minutes then rinse thoroughly to get ultimate conditioning results, if like me you want to use it as a conditioner as well as a mask then just leave it on for a minute or two instead of a good 5 mins, it leaves my hair so soft, shiny with no dryness in sight.
Finally I've been trying out then CONTROL SLEEK  Heat-Activated Smoothing Cream £9.00, this stuff really intrigued me because my everyday hair style is a straight, sleek look so I couldn't wait to put this to the test. To use the smoothing cream you just need to whack a small amount through freshly washed towel dried hair and comb through to the ends, then blow dry your hair until it's completely dry. To really activate the cream, use your straighteners to really smooth and straighten your hair and you will notice it goes super sleek. What I love about this product is that it does not need to be used after each wash, the effect will actually get better the more times you heat activate the hair which is super impressive and means less product wastage. If you have problems with frizzy, unruly hair then I cant recommend this enough, and if your after that sleek, super straight look this product is what you need, it doesn't weigh the hair down either or leave a product film over your hair which is a bonus!

Have you tried any of the Soap & Glory haircare range yet beaut's? What products should I try next? I'd some recommendations!

nopin

*This post contains affiliate links and gifted items, all opinions are my own

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

June Degustabox Review + £5 off Discount Code!


Hey beaut's!

I have a subscription box review for you all today but it's a subscription box with a difference.... it contains yummy food and drink, so say hello to Degustabox*. Degustabox works very much like how beauty subscription boxes work, for £12.99 a month (postage included within the £12.99 price) you will receive 10 to 15 surprise food/drink products, many that are completely new to the market! So if your a bit of a foodie like myself and you love subscription boxes your going to love this beaut's!


The shortlist for this months box is:
TREK Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Protein Nut Bars £2.50
The Free From Kitchen Co Choc Bar £1.50 & Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Bar £2.50
Rowntree's Randoms £1.29
Marvericks Halthier Snacks 75p
DRGN Turmeric Superdrink £1.85
SavourSmiths Truffle and Rosemary Crisps £1.50
Hellmann's Chilli Mayonnaise £1.99
Garbanzo Snacks £2.29
Newman's Own Italian Dressing £1.75
Kolibri Botanical Drinks Strawberry & Basil/Cardamom & Chilli £3.75
Lucozade Energy Watermelon and Strawberry Cooler £1.20
Mystery Product - Lentil, Corn, Pea and Black Bean Tortillas 80p
Smith & Sinclair Cocktail Gummies 


Overall I think the June 'Summer & BBQ' Degustabox is amazing, it has a great variety of yummy treats and drinks to try and enjoy, whether your looking for sweet or savoury it's in the box! I was really looking forward to trying the free from milk chocolate because I'm such a chocoholic and wanted to see the difference and wow it's lush! I also LOVE the Hellmann's chilli mayonnaise, the Lucozade watermelon and strawberry cooler is also lovely, oh and theres a mystery product in the box this month, it's a brand new snack that isn't even out yet and Degustabox had an exclusive sample bag to try, their really lovely - kind or a snack 'o'jack and Dorito combined if that makes sense! 

If you like the look and sound of Degustabox you can grab your first box for just £7.99 with the code R5R0F HERE.

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Thursday, 20 June 2019

My Netflix Top 10!

Hey beaut's!

I'm soooo addicted to Netflix ya know guys and gals, I seem to watch sooooo many things on there, but I mean who doesn't love a relaxed evening (or day off lol) all cosy on the sofa filled with endless things to choose from on Netflix and plenty of sweets to gorge on...I know I do, so here's my top 10 Netflix favourites as it stands at the moment! 

To All The Boys I've Loved Before - This is probably my favourite Netflix original film, its focused on Lara Jean a sixteen year old student who has written love letters to all of her crushes whilst she was growing up, the letters then accidentally get sent out and she has to deal with the aftermath. It's a real teen, rom-com film which are my absolute favourite, theres plenty of sweet moments and it really gets you wanting certain relationships to form. 

Gavin & Stacey - If your after something a bit light-hearted that will have you lol'ing then Gavin and Stacey will really hit the spot. I can honestly watch these series over and over and still laugh every time, and theres a Christmas special on Netflix too which I have to admit I watch all year round, it's got me so exited for this years Christmas special I tell ya!

Sierra Burgess Is A Loser - Another Netflix original rom/com which I totally love! It's basically a cute catfish if that's ever a thing lol, it sees Sierra Burgess - a student who isn’t part of the cool crowd - text Jamey who has a crush on the most popular girl in Sierra's school - Veronica! Veronica pretends to give her number to Jamey (who thinks all of his Christmas' have come at once) but actually she's given him Sierra's number, Jamey starts texting who he thinks is Veronica when in fact it's Sierra, hopefully you get the gist! 

After Life - Now I love this series, it really takes you through all the motions I tell ya, I went from crying to laughing to nearly spitting my tea out in pure shock of some of the lines that the delightful Ricky Gervais has! It's dark-humour but honestly I cant recommend this season enough!

Riverdale - This is my current Netflix watch and I've managed to binge season one and two in a week and a half, I'm obsessed! Riverdale is an American teen drama/mystery series based on the characters of Archie Comics, I love how it keeps you guessing and wondering all the time, it really has you routing for different characters too, I love it and have just started season three!

Stranger Things - Who else is chomping at the bit for Stranger things to return, For those of you who haven't seen Stranger Things (um get to it girl ), it's a thrilling drama which is set in 1983 and has a slight goonies feel whilst also being slightly creepy but I was absolutely hooked from the very first episode, I would highly recommend giving it a go if you haven't already!

You - I actually watched the entire series of You in two days, once I started the series I literally couldn't stop watching and I have to say as creepy as the series is in parts I really enjoyed it and I cant wait to see what happens in the second season! 

Power - My goodness this is an epic show, it's basically a super intense drug, crime, drama that's based around a guy called James St Patrick or 'Ghost' as he's known in the drug world. Ghost is a pretty big deal in the drug world but is trying to get his life back on track but certain things drag him back down to that gritty lifestyle all the time, it also surrounds his family, children and best friend Tommy who all play a part! Roll on season 6 in August!

13 Reasons Why - This is quite a hard watch at times but wow I think all should watch this, especially the younger generation! It's a huge eye opener and the story is told so well, I've watched both seasons and hoping for season three to come on Netflix soon.

Sex Education - Ok Sex Education is great, I'm not going to lie it did take me a couple of episodes to get into, for me it wasn't a series that grabbed me from the off but once I was a few eps in I loved it! It discusses taboo subjects and takes you on a roller coaster of emotions and you get really invested in the characters.

What are your Netlfix favourites? What should I watch next? I'd love to know!

nopin

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Yankee Candle Lily Of The Valley Review - 50th Anniversary Re-Launch!

Hey beauts'!

Who would have thought Yankee Candle had been around since the Christmas of 1969??? I had no idea, shocking seeing as I'm a HUGE Yankee Candle fan and have been for as long as I can remember, but no; I had no idea! So to celebrate the momentous milestone and Yankee Candle's 50th Anniversary they are re-launching some popular classics from back in the day!  

The 'Returning Classics' collection consists of seven gorgeous large jars and I've been giving one of the best sellers a whirl - Lily Of The Valley! Lily Of The Valley is described as 'like a bridal bouquet capturing traditional lily and subtle and soft green notes' which totally makes sense with the white coloured wax complementing the white and green colours of the lily of the valley flower. The candle itself has a top note of  lily of the valley, middle notes of rose and muguet and a base note of musk, making it a light floral candle with a hint of sweetness! What I love about this candle is the scent is so realistic and not fake in anyway, it honestly smells like you've walked into a secret garden full of flowers and of course lily of the valley, it's beautiful! As for the scent throw...it's very good and managed to fill the entire house very quickly and still lingered when it had been blown out, however it isn't a super strong or over powering scent which is good, and everyone that walks into my house loves the scent and instantly asks me what candle I'm burning which is always a good indication of a bloody good candle isn't it!
All of the Yankee Candle large jars have a burn time of between 110 – 150 hours and Lily Of The Valley is certainly lasting me well, I think because I find that the scent really lingers and fills the entire house I don't have to keep it alight four hours on end which is a bonus. If your into your floral candles then I cant recommend this enough, not only does it smells incredible I think it looks beautiful in the jar too! Of course if your into your sweet, fruity scents then the 'Returning Classics' collection has some of those for you to choose from as well, but Lily Of The Valley is an absolute winner in my opinion!


You can find the Lily Of The Valley Large Jar for £23.99 on Yankee Candle website.

nopin

*This post contain a gifted item, all opinions are my own!

Thursday, 6 June 2019

The NEW Zoella Beauty Lip Oils Reviewed!

Hey beaut's!

I've been a huge Zoella fan for as long as I can remember and have built up quite the collection of her Zoella Beauty products over the years however...One product of Zoella's I was yet to try was her lip oils, so you can imagine my utter excitement when Zoella's team sent me a DM asking if I'd like to try the two new lip oils Zoe was adding to her 'fruits' collection!  
The two new lip oils pack such a fruity punch and are perfect to use on days when your lips need a little TLC, the oils actually contain a conditioning blend of sweet almond, jojoba and argon oils which nourish and hydrate the lips really well and I've been totally obsessed! 
So lets start with my favourite out of the two - the Watermelon scent - this one smells absolutely mouth watering and is perfect for whacking onto your lips day to day, it's a clear oil so it's super easy to wear and the shine is mega, it gives you that glossy wet look to the lips which I think looks super sexy and pouty! You can also use the watermelon oil as a little lip treatment whilst you do you makeup in the morning to prep your lips ready for your lipstick, I actually do this everyday and I find my lipstick goes on so much smoother! Then we have the Tinted Berry Oil, this one works in the same conditioning way as the watermelon oil but the berry oil has a gorgeous berry coloured tint too it which actually leaves stain to the lips when the oil has sunk into the lips! I'd say this is your 'going out' lip oil, the pigment is actually very good and with the added glossy shine it makes your lips look super juicy and the mixed berry scent is to die for! One thing I will say is that the nourishment you get from these oils is instant, so when you need a moisture boost you do get one but if your looking for all-day long results then you'll need to keep topped up! 
As for the packaging...I personally love it! I love the colours, I love the design, their handbag friendly and the actual doe foot applicators are super soft and perfectly shaped so that they really hug the contours of your lips!

You can find the two new Zoella Beauty lips oils online at Feel Unique and Superdrug for £5.00 each! 

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Make My Blinds Review + Bathroom Update!

Hey beaut's!

Me and my boyfriend have been living in our little home for nearly 9 years now and even though we decorated each room of the house when we moved in and have refreshed some of the rooms along the way since,  I feel now is definitely the time to give certain rooms of the house a bit of a re-vamp again. My interior style has changed so much since we moved in, I much prefer a more fresh, clean and minimal look now, but when we moved in I was only 21 and had no idea about interiors! 
The first room of our house that we decided to give some much needed TLC too was our bathroom, in fact we ended up having a whole new bathroom suite fitted and new tiles put up! We went for large rectangular white tiles with a slight bumpy effect and glossy finish to them and oh my god I love them so much, we painted the walls grey too which looks so much nicer than the garish bright blue we had!
Another major thing that has completely changed up our bathroom is a new set of blinds, I no this might sound strange because it's only a blind but our bathroom window is massive so it really makes an impact and it really has finished the bathroom off perfectly! We decided to use Make My Blinds and opted for one of their wooden blinds, Make My Blinds is the perfect place to go if your looking for new blinds because their all made to measure, all you have to do is simply measure up your window and type in the measurements when making your purchase and the blind gets delivered to your door in the correct size, it's so quick and easy, theres even handy video tutorials on the website to help you measure up correctly and 'how to' videos to help you install the blind correctly  - so everything is taken care of! The blind we opted for was the Editions Driftwood White - Wooden Blind, it has a faux grain effect running through each slat which works perfectly against the pale, white colour of the wooden blinds, and the quality is amazing too and perfect for the bathroom because it's waterproof and wipe clean. We will definitely use Make My Blinds again because of the sheer simplicity the whole experience is, we've had nightmares with blinds in the past because the fit and the size of our window, but as you can see from the picture the length and width of the blind we got is PERFECT!

I absolutely LOVE the look of my bathroom now and the blind is just so modern and clean looking, I love it! There are a few finishing touches that need to be made, the new floor still needs to go down and I have a large mirror that needs to go on the wall so maybe I'll do another update when everything is completely finished! 

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Friday, 31 May 2019

May Beauty Favourites!

Hey beaut's!

Well that's another month done and dusted! It's pure craziness that we are basically half way through the year already, shocking!!! This month has been pretty good, theres been some lush weather which has meant I've been able to get out in the garden and plant lots of flowers in my pots, I've also added some solar lights which I'm completed obsessed with, their so addictive though, I just want to keep buying more! I've finally started Riverdale on Neflix and I love it, I've got one episode of season one left and I'm hooked!
Anyway lets get onto the good stuff....my May Beauty Favourites! Starting with the ole pout and Zoella's new Watermelon Lip Oil, not only does this stuff smell absolutely mouth watering but it's perfect to use on days when my lips need a little TLC, the oil contains a conditioning blend of sweet almond, jojoba and argon oils which nourish and hydrate my lips really well and leaves me with a gorgeous glossy finish that isn't sticky at all, it's been my go to recently! Another conditioning lip product I've been loving is the PIXI Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose, this is a tinted lip balm on steroids I tell ya, it's incredible! Not only is this a super light weight, conditioning balm but the colour pay off is incredible, it almost looks and feels like I'm wearing a satin finish lipstick, I'm definitely going to add a few more of these balms to my collection now!
The Morgan Taylor Rocketman nail polishes have been the only polishes I've used recently, the formula of these polishes is literally incredible and I've been loving the pink shade with the glitter topcoat, I also went to see Rocketman in the cinema last weekend and it was very good, I'd highly recommend! 
It's that time of the year again where I go through bottle's of Soap & Glory's Heel Genius, you just cant beat this stuff can you, it's literally the best foot cream I've ever come across and makes my feet totally sandal ready! It's so nourishing and instantly makes me feet look and feel moisturised, it also has a fruity fragrance with a hint of mint which is so refreshing for your tootsies.
Finally I've switched things up my makeup bag and dug my Milani Luminoso blush back out, I honestly forgot how stunning this looks on the cheeks, it's a pretty peach toned pink shade with a gorgeous luminous sheen that looks perfect for the Summer months, it's so healthy looking and dewy too without being glittery or sparkly in the slightest, I love it!

What have you been loving this month beaut's? I'd love to know!

nopin

This post contains affiliate links.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

May Degustabox Review + £5 off Discount Code!



Hey beaut's!

I have a subscription box review for you all today but it's a subscription box with a difference.... it contains yummy food and drink, so say hello to Degustabox*. Degustabox works very much like how beauty subscription boxes work, for £12.99 a month (postage included within the £12.99 price) you will receive 10 to 15 surprise food/drink products, many that are completely new to the market! So if your a bit of a foodie like myself and you love subscription boxes your going to love this beaut's!


The shortlist for this months box is:
Milkybar Mix Ups x2 65p each.
Daelmans Duo Stroopwafels £1.29.
Hellmann's Vegan Mayo £2.15.
Splenda Sweet Mini's £1.50.
KoKo Dairy Free SUPER Milk £1.99.
Firefly Drinks Lemon, Lime & Ginger £1.55.
Indie Bay Snacks Spelt Pretzel Bites x2 £1.00 each.
Fruity Beauties Organic & Fair trade Snack Bar £1.50
SHORE Seaweed Puffs £1.19.
Bravura Foods Free From Fellows £1.99.
Real Good Smokey BBQ Ketchup £2.49.
Oteas Black Tea & Apricot £3.75.

Overall I think the April 'Brunch and Afternoon Tea' Degustabox is amazing, it has a great variety of yummy treats and drinks to try and enjoy, whether your looking for sweet or savoury it's in the box, and personally I think it's one of the best boxes I've had, I literally love every single thing in the box this time which is always a bonus!

If you like the look and sound of Degustabox you can grab your first box for just £7.99 with the code 039DB HERE.

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Sunday, 26 May 2019

The Eve Appeal 'Get Lippy' Campain!

Hey beaut's!

The Eve Appeal have launched their Get Lippy campaign again all throughout May, if you haven't heard of the Eve Appeal before they are the UK's leading gynae cancer charity, and their #GetLippy campaign is all about talking openly about gynaecological health, smashing taboos, asking difficult questions and raising money for a good cause. New research shows that women are potentially putting their lives at risk because they don't have the right language to talk about their bodies with doctors, and this really needs to change. The Eve Appeal has launched a national campaign to provide women with the right information and confidence to talk clearly about anatomy and symptoms in order to better diagnose key health concerns, including the five gynaecological cancers - womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.

The #GetLippy campaign has actually collaborated with loads of amazing beauty brands who have committed to donate a percentage of sales to fund vital gynaecological cancer research and prevention. The brands involved include Elemis, Iconic London, Hourglass, Smashbox, Lypsyl, PIXI, Eos and theres a special Get Lippy Vaseline tin among loads of others. It's such an easy way for us beauty loving guys and girls to get involved and to donate, all we have to do is treat ourselves to a product from the participating brands and there you have it - a donation has been made! Theres lots of other ways you can get involved and donate as well, you can text EVE APPEAL to 70577 to donate £5.00, you can share/get lippy on Twitter and Instagram to raise some awareness, set up a WhatsApp chat about the subject, c'mon girls lets GET LIPPY! 
www.eveappeal.org.uk

Have you taken part in #GetLippy ? Have you donated or bought anything from the participating brands? I'd love to know!

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!