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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Legacy Co. Oval Brush Set - First Impressions


So let's face it, any make up lover will have no doubt either tried or collected their own set of Oval Make Up brushes. They have definitely became much more popular over the last few years and have became a very popular way of applying flawless and smooth looking make up. I have tried the odd brush here or there, I have been lucky enough to be sent a couple over the last few years of blogging. Nevertheless, I decided to treat myself to a full set and complete my brush collection in style.

I decided to try the collection from Legacy Co. an online company with a range of beauty and fashion pieces. They had this gorgeous Rose Gold/Copper set for a bargain of a price and couldn't resist giving it a go to see if it was any good. Here's how I got on....



The whole set comes with 10 different brushed in a range of sizes and shapes to ensure you have a brush for any type of make up and for any look! I instantly fell in love with them when I receive them, they looked much better quality than I would have hoped for for the price and felt sturdy and secure to use. I really did appreciate the handy easy grip handle to ensure I got the best out of using these brushes and they weren't moving about when I applied my make up. 

The handles themselves felt very strong too, something I appreciated as I had noticed in some previous brushes I have used, they felt quite flimsy and easy to break. 


Let's talk about the brush itself! It really was impressive and was very full, providing a good flawless finish on the skin and making my face look amazing. The brush seems sturdy too and Ii doubt their will be any risk of fall out or breakage, perfect if like me you use your brushes to death!

I have already used these a couple of times (however gave them a clean for the purpose of this post) and they are very easy to maintain and keep in good condition. They clean easy and stay in shape, something I find is a problem in a lot of poor quality brushes...



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So to summarize, I am very impressed! For a make up brush set that is under £20, these brushes provide great quality and really are a bargain compared to a lot of the overpriced sets that are out there...

If you want to purchase your own set, head over to LEGACY CO. today!



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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

My Favourite Summer Fragrances...


I do have a VERY big perfume collection stashed in my bedroom! I like to have different scents for different seasons and occasions and I think that a statement scent is a great way to finish of an outfit or a look! With winter long gone, I have been digging out my old summer favourites again, which are much fresher and fruitier… perfect for the longer summer days and warm nights!

I do have my favourites of course and they are a right mix, from budget to blow-out... their is something in my collection for any occasion!


So starting with a favourite of mines, the Marc Jacob 'Daisy'! If you have followed me for a long time, you will know that the Marc Jacobs range has been my favourite perfume collection for a long time and they have still to release a perfume I don't like. I do also own the 'Dot' and 'Decadence' perfumes, however when it comes to summer scents, the original 'Daisy' range is unbeatable. It is so fresh and light, it really is just summer in a bottle!

Also can we just spare a minute to talk about the bottle? The bottle is a work of art on it's own and I love having it on display on my shelf. Marc Jacob is of course recognised and well known for its extravagant bottles and spray designs, it really has became an iconic symbol for the brand... a symbol that I love! Every bottle is different of course, but I really do love the 'Daisy' range, and of course, the original Daisy scent has become my favourite....


If you are looking for an affordable perfume for daily use, whether it be a work scent, or for running errands, the Avon scents are a great choice. They have a huge range of different scents to try, however an old classic favourite of mines is the 'Little Black Dress'. This ones been around for a good while and I have used it for years. It is a great budget friendly perfume for everyday wear and is perfect for both summer days and nights in the sun. 

It is a little more musky than the Marc Jacobs (which is a little sweeter) however it is still very fresh and floral too! The bottle is basic, however perfect for throwing in your handbag for on the go top ups throughout the day!


Of course I had to include my original 'Chanel No. 5' in my summer favourites too! This has to be one of my all time favourite scents, and has been for a long long time! Again, not as sweet as the Marc Jacobs, however is a very unique scent, which is great for special occasions in the summer months. Of course being Chanel, I only tend to use this for something special, however I feel great when I wear this, it really does smell amazing!

Of course now Chanel have brought out a very big range of scents to add to their collection but the original has always been my favourite, I think it is the most versatile and wearable for different occasions and although it is pretty pricey, a little goes a very long way!


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So they are my go to summer scents! I do love my perfumes however these are my absolute favourites for the summer! They are all great and their is something for any occasion! What's your favourite summer scents? Do you have a go to perfume you like to use? Let me know in the comments below...


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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

FFShaving have changed the way we shave....


Its that time of the year again where we are digging out our summer clothes to get ready for the summer months that are soon approaching. Here in the UK, we have already been pretty lucky and had quite a good few weeks of weather, which means one thing... it's time to dig out the razors!

I love the feeling of silky smooth legs this time of year and it gives me so much confidence when wearing my collection of summer dresses and shorts! Unfortunately, I do often get razor burn and get quite dry skin when I shave, as my skin is quite sensitive. So when I cam across the FFS subscription service, I was so intrigued to give it a go to see if it would work....

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So what is Friction Free Shaving?

So if you are new to the whole razor subscription thing, let me summarise it for you. It is a monthly subscription that allows you to get razor blades and skincare products delivered straight to your door for a very good price, and is much better value for money than a lot of the high street ranges. This not only saves you money, but ensures that your skin is well looked after. You are sent a bunch of new blades monthly, allowing you to change them regularly, something a lot of us girls are guilty of, which then ensures our skin is kept in tip top condition!

You can also get some creams and lotions sent monthly too if you need it, but of course this really depends on how quickly you get through a bottle of product! It is the best way to ensure not only you have super silky legs, but healthy moisturised skin too...


With your first order, you can pick a razor handle, to which their are a couple of options and colours, however as I am a huge fan of rose gold, their really was no competition for me. I continued with my order and also picked up the shaving cream too (I was really intrigued to give it a go as I had heard great reviews about it)
I also paid an extra £5 to get the handle personalised... something I really didn't need to do but I love getting things engraved so I couldn't resist and go my initials 'NC' marked into the handle...

I was super impressed when I got my box through. Everything was so well packaged and everything looked so luxurious, I couldn't wait to get in the shower and try my new razor! 

The handle had a very good weight to it and didn't feel cheap in any way. It also comes with a rubber underside to hep with grip when being used, something I appreciated massively when I was soaked in the shower....


The box came with my handle, my bottle of Shaving Cream, a razor cover, some useful leaflets and my 4 razor heads, one new razor head per week of the month. The razors come with 6 blades ensuring you get a super close shave and helping to minimise nicks and cuts. They clip on easily and leave your skin super smooth for much longer, great if you have dark hair like myself.
The razor heads also matched the handle, a nice little touch that made this product even better value for money! 

I do suffer pretty bad razor burn when I shave and one of the main reasons for it is I don't replace the head often enough (I know I am not the only one that can admit this), so the weekly razor heads was one of the main selling points for me. It has been so beneficial and helped reduce dragging on my skin, my legs have honestly never been in such good condition!

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I also fell in love with the shaving cream that FFS offered. I normally use a shaving gel, or simply conditioner but this feels much more soothing and moisturising for my very dry skin and I an definitely feel the results already, even after just a few uses. A little goes a long way and I can see why this is a very popular product with FFS, it has definitely replaced all my old products in my shower!

I will say their is also a moisturiser and a scrubs available too, however I haven't got round to trying these out yet... I am sure it will just be a matter of time before they are added to my skincare routine!


So would I recommend?

Absolutely! My shaving routine has completely changed, I actually look forward to shaving now, where as before it really was a burden. The products are high quality and great value for money... perfect for fellow shavers like myself!

The box also comes with some leaflets full of information that can help you learn a little more about the brand and how it works. The regular subscription is perfect to ensure you actually do change your blades often as it means you won't forget or get lazy, and the subscription can be changed at any time if you need to increase or decrease any of you supplies. 

The ability to completely take control of your subscription for your needs is amazing and will be a huge selling point for many other girls like me!


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You can learn more about Friction Free Shaving by heading to their website which can be found over at https://www.ffs.co.uk/

Have you tried out the FFS subscription service? What's your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

My new must have Foundation - E.L.F Flawless Foundation Review



One of my must have make up pieces I cannot live without in my make up bag is a good staple foundation. I don't struggle with acne as such, however I have quite uneven skin and needs something just to smooth out my skin a little and give it a little boost.

I always like to try new foundations so when I saw the my local Superdrug had decided to introduce an E.L.F stall to their beauty section, I couldn't resist trying out their foundation to see if it would be beneficial for my skin......



So the foundation set me back £9 which I thought was very reasonable for a bottle of E.L.F foundation, considering I normally pay anything p to £15 for some high street make up products. The packaging is nothing fancy, however very sleek with a glass, opaque bottle and black lid. Honestly I think the foundation does look much more than £9... it has a very Chanel vibe to it, which I love!

I also massively appreciate the pump as it makes it so much easier to use and means much less waste.... why after all these years their is still some foundation that don't come with any sort of pump is something I don't understand, and I am sure all us make up lovers can agree that it really does make a difference to a product. Nevertheless it is easy to use and means minimal wastage which is great!



So I went for the shade 'Porcelain' as this seemed to match me in the shop, however I was anxious to try this at home as I often find some shop lighting can be deceiving and make matching colours very difficult. However when I tried the foundation out at home I wasn't disappointed and the colour matched perfectly. It has a medium to high coverage in my opinion and blends well into the skin, providing me with even smoother skin without being to cakey or thick.

The foundation was a good consistency too, it had some hold so it didn't move about on your skin, however was creamy enough to be blended well and to provide the coverage you need. I find the consistency of a foundation can be make or break to whether I like it or not and it really has put me off a lot of brands in the past. This one however I love and it has already taken over as my everyday foundation.



So as I said it is now my staple foundation in my make up bag and for good reason. I have a very busy and crazy job and I am on my feet from start to finish, so I need a foundation that stays put and won't shift throughout the day, or disappear of my skin as the day goes on. Once I apply my foundation, I like to set it with a little powder and setting spray and I know I am good to go for the rest of the day, perfect for others like me who have a very busy lifestyle...


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This foundation is a great everyday foundation and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a reliable foundation that can stay in place throughout the day. A little goes a long way with the E.L.F flawless foundation, which means it is great value for money and helps cover my skin perfectly, massively reducing any redness or dark patches I have on my face.


If you are looking to give the E.L.F Flawless Foundation a go, you can buy it over at Superdrug HERE where it is down to only £7.50... BARGAIN!


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Monday, 14 May 2018

L'Oreal Triple Active Moisturiser - Review


It's no secret now that one of my favourite things is trying new things, whether it is food, make up, or beauty. Recently I decided it was time to upgrade my moisturizer and get something a little more moisturizing for my super dry skin.... my current moisturizer just wasn't cutting it for me!

I was really excited when I saw this L'Oreal Triple Active moisturizer in my local store reduced so thought it would be the perfect replacement seeing as it is meant to give 24H hydration. I have been trying it now for a few weeks and need to say I have been very impressed with the product! 


So as you can see from the pictures it was the Dry and Sensitive one I chose as I do need to be careful with certain products  as my skin will easily break out. Sometimes I don't like the sensitive products as much as I feel they aren't as beneficial, however this moisturizer provided a great amount of hydration to my skin and I really could feel the benefits after just a few applications. 

The product itself is really creamy and a very good consistency... I love how it feels so smooth on the skin but dries in instantly without leaving you with a tacky layer, something that really puts me off a lot of moisturizing creams and lotions. It feels amazing on the skin and has helped smooth my skin and add hydration, something that my skin has needed with the mixed weather we have been having....



The product over all has really impressed me and I will for sure be buying more when my current jar runs out. The moisturizer works really well and has certainly helped my dry skin feel much more hydrated and smoother. The product comes in really high end packaging too and would look great on a worktop or vanity table!

I would definitely recommend this if you suffer with dry or sensitive skin, it really is great value for money and a little of the product goes a long way. I have always loved L'Oreal as a brand and this really hasn't let me down at all!

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I think this moisturiser will be an essential for me with the better weather coming in and ensure that my skin stays in the best condition it can be... perfect for all the days in the summer sun! Get the product for yourself over at BOOTS.COM

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