TheVeganKind Beauty Box - February

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

My bag just got a little more busy with the addition of the Fresh Therapies Nourishing Natural Nail Polish Remover Wipes, since now my nails have grown back wahey! Any little nail emergency must now be tackled head on. Having these for a chip emergency is good. Even when I decide to do my nails last minute and I don't want to hear anyone complain about the smell of nail polish remover, this is a good alternative as it doesn't have a nasty scent to it. Quite the opposite it,s CITRUS! My favourite scent. I try to make sure I use the wipe for more than a chip emergency and if I can't paint the chipped nail, I'd rather take them all off and one sachet towel can do all nails.

White Rabbit Skincare Comfort Cleansing Balm - complete with flannel. I love that, I've become a flannel lover and swear by using it for wiping away crap off my face when cleansing. Simply use a small piece on dry skin and massage it in and cover the face until satisfied, soak your flannel in tepid water and wring it out and wash the cleanser off. I adore how soft it is on the face, giving the face some moisture whilst cleansing it, carrying a calming scent even when wiped away the face feels as if it's kept the moisture. Ingredients : utyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europa - Tocopherol (Olive Wax), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil & Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

Getting these Hedgerow Herbals Bath Bags made me giggle as I've not long started to do this with black tea in a tea bag and brewing it into my bath so getting these were such a nice bonus. I've grown to really love the Hedgerow Herbal's, I'm currently browsing products to buy now, things are so pocket friendly. The brand currently have these bath bags for sleeping, chilling out and there was romance but it looks to be discontinued. Ingredients are oatmeal, lavender and lemon balm, I'm looking forward to using these in conjunction to my wind down in the evenings.

Here's a sample of the Premae Skincare Mild Dermabrasion Face & Body Scrub, I love scrubs because I do suffer from pigmentation I feel I can be a little addict. I'm always wanting to make sure dead skin is gone. I've used this once and it's not bad, I can't give a full review on this but as it does have small granules that help to shed the dead skin but not strip it. Doesn't feel drying so the new skin is being kept in a moisturised way while removing dead skin cells.

Olivia Soaps and Balms Chocolate and Coconut Body Butter Upon opening this body butter, I was so amazed at how rich the chocolate smell was, yes this smelt like raw cocoa, no doubt about that. Smells rich, goes on smoothly, absorbed nicely and leaves the skin feeling silky and hydrated. The scent lasted noticeably on my skin for probably an hour roughly but when I remembered to touch how my skin felt 5 hours later it still felt smooth, I'm impressed. Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive Wax), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cetyl alcohol.

I definitely didn't mind this Vegan Beauty Box, I've previously been introduced to certain brands previously with TheVeganKind monthly boxes. It's definitely great to have that Vegan option with products and if they work, why not make the switch? The Beauty Box is something they do for £15 every 3 months, February, May, August and November. Interested? Head on over to TheVeganKind

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Lavender Smokey Eye Makeup

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Another week, another look. Did I do one last week, don't think so. This wasn't planned because well my face isn't feeling it's best - a woman's burden as I call it has taken it's toll, I've been feeling quite bleh! My skin was showing it so what better way than to fake that good skin feeling with a brand new make-up tan!

I noticed that since I purchased Chinchilla by Lime Crime last year, I've not featured it in a make-up look. I've worn it out but haven't shared it with you until now! The horror.

Starting on a clean face I primed using Givenchy Mister Smooth Smoothing Primer* which I quite liked on first impression. It created a smooth canvas, I used a small amount on the key oily points and rubbed it in.

Givenchy Mister Radiant* & Barry M Flawless Matte Finsh Foundation these two I combined to give me that tanned look. The Mister Radiant is a gel and needs to be worked with quickly before it gets to that tacky dry. Honestly when it settled onto the skin with my foundation, I didn't have any dried patches or that sticky gel feeling. btw I applied these with my hands.

2 of my favourites. Pop the theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer on the high points, ran theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer around my face like a crazy lady.

Prime the lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion before taking a blending brush and applying MAC Cosmetics Beautiful Iris all over the lid, emphasising on the inner and outer corners. Taking NV Colour Lavender* and another blending brush I applied this to the centre of the lid. I then buffed out any transition that occurs between the last two in the crease. Taking Urban Decay Alien (Vice Palette) I put this through the crease, giving more colour to the inner corner than outer. Taking a thin angled brush I used MAC Cosmetics Nehru and gave a slight depth on the lash line and a slight wing and blended into the other shadows.

2 applications of the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara* before popping on the ESQIDO false lashes *.

Finish off with Lime Crime Chinchilla Lipstick.

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