1. NYX Eyeshadow Base in White.
2. Stageline Sphere Eyeshadow #41 applied on the lid.
3. Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette 'Mind'
- Perception e/s applied on the crease + lower lash line.
4. Lime Crime Pink Velvetine used for the wing liner.
5. Apply Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel -72 on the waterline.
6. Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara
7. Active Cosmetics Glamour Eyelash - Dazzling
Please do use liquid lipstick on your eyes at your own discretion. Other brands have said their liquid lipsticks are safe for eye use Jeffree Star & Kat Von D, I believe but the one place I wouldn't ever put it, is on the waterline.
I decided to do a simple mod cut crease eye with a second liner, I tried to make it all cruelty free products but unfortunately Rimmel test - womp. And I think Inglot, don't test from research.
- Currently loving all over the place brows.
1. In the crease apply Urban Decay DTF // VICE 3 palette.
2. Darken the outer part of the cut crease with Hot Chocolate // Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made palette.
3. Apply Urban Decay Defy // VICE 3 palette using a pencil brush on lower lash line.
4. On the remaining lid space apply Urban Decay Downfall // VICE 3 palette.
5. Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner, for the winged liner.
6. Under the eyeliner wing, INGLOT AMC Eyeliner Gel - 93.
7. Rimmel Scandal Eyes - Nude along waterline.
8. Kevin Aucoin Volume Mascara on upper & lower lashes.
Fairydrops Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara is not just a mascara with visible benefits but nourishing ones too with squalene, jojoba seed oil, panthenol, hydrolised collagen and moisturising hyaluronic acid within the ingredients. This mascara also promises to keep your lashes curled and in position all day thanks to film-forming polymers. I have a habit of using curlers no matter what but I have to say with some mascara's I will curl my lashes and it'll droop over the hours whereas this one is holding up pretty well 5 hours later. There wasn't any clumping and I used 2 - 3 coats on my lashes and it doesn't look over applied in my opinion.
1. Use the NYX Eye Shadow Base - White as the shadow base.
2. Across the crease apply a peach shade Lime Crime Venus Palette - Rebirth or Makeup Geek - Mango Tango.
3. From the centre of the peach shade downwards use a copper such as Makeup Geek - Roulette or the 9th shade in the Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Sunset palette and blend out.
4. On the lid I applied Makeup Geek Bada bing and on top Makeup Geek - Roulette.
5. In the tear duct, Makeup Geek - Casino.
6. Lower lash line Glo&Ray Eyebrow Pencil in Terra Brown and using a pencil brush Makeup Geek Taupe Notch was lightly smeared on top.
7. Finish with Fairydrops Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara.
Manuka Flower Honey range which consists of 5 products :
Leave-in Conditioning Cream
Leave-in Conditioner Spray
Finishing Hair Oil
I decided to use these during my next wash and see how my hair reacted to this new haircare. During this I used the L.O.C method = leave-in, oil and cream.
The shampoo was very cleansing, if you've read my previous thoughts of my hair & shampoo, I'm not much of a fan. I find it strips my hair way too much and even after conditioner still feels dry, unfortunately for me it was the case again with this shampoo. It contains sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, which is a poor cleansing agent, some sources say it's more or less harsher than SLS. I just know that my hair feels pretty stripped after most shampoo use, it could be down to the condition of my hair or the ingredients.
Nourishing conditioner, it's pretty thick and you've got to make sure to have the lid open all the way because it's not easy to squeeze out as it is, while in the shower I experienced that. I coated my hair with it and detangled and put a shower cap on while I continued to wash. Once I rinsed it out the hair felt okay. I just feel it needed more time on because the shampoo really dried the hair out and the conditioner needed to sit in the hair longer than a couple of minutes.
Before letting my hair entirely air dry, I sprayed through the leave-in conditioning spray and applied a thin layer of oil while in sections, keeping the sections in I'd seal in that moisture with the conditioner cream and leave to dry. The results were not bad, I had to put coconut oil in my hair once it had dried as there wasn't enough moisture but my hair did get some tighter 3b curls rather than the 3a/3b it's normally sets too.
Overall, the scent is mild but still would be a hit & miss with folks but it didn't bother me. I've used Palmer's leave in sprays in the past and they work well in my hair, I didn't find any flaking after the leave in cream was applied & after it dried. I'd probably stick to a more intense oil for my hair rather than the finishing hair oil, I think this hair oil would work well in my hair when I straighten it because my hair loves lighter oils like this but when it's in it's wavier/curlier natural state, it needs a lot more after a wash, but I find that when my hair got drier on the ends and I didn't want to weigh it down, this sufficed for me. I'll continue use the conditioners from this range as even 4 days later my hairs still happy. It can't be all bad!
The Foods of Athenry Cookie Shots I can't say anymore than they're delicious, you'll not be disappointed with these in the slightest. I'm in need of more and I'll be finding more as these snack bites are a guilty pleasure but not so much on the guilty side being free from gluten, diary, gmo ah so much you'll be shocked at how you can't just eat a couple and leave alone.
Easter is upon us, if you didn't know by the commercials and eggs in-store. Considerit Chocolate Cream Egg is a hand tempered Belgian chocolate egg that's filled with white & yellow fondant, it's such a cute little egg. Have all the Easter egg treatment without any diary.
Soypresso. I'm not really a coffee drinker. On an occasion but it's rare so I can't feedback on this but I'll let you know this is a unique & creamy soya espresso in a recyclable can/carton. It's the first organic cold coffee drink from a soya base! For you coffee-aholics, it could be a change for you.
Hectares, I do love your crisps. This one is a newbie from the brand, it's a red onion & black pepper sweet potato crisp. Just the right amount of crunch with a peppery punch! This one was torn open and shared, be careful the little fragments of crisps left in the bottom are very peppery on the throat!
The product that reminded me of a sausage is an Wheaty Red Hot Chilli Pepper Spacebar from Germany. It's a seitan based spicy snack. It is a meat substitute that can be added on homemade pizzas or in pasta or eat it in one go, whatever your fancy. Looking at the brand, I'm shocked at the meat substitutes that they have, there's quite a good selection.
Ingredients: (water, WHEAT protein*) 86%, coconut fat*, spices* (contains CELERY* and MUSTARD*), rock salt, yeast extract*, onion*, thickening agent locust bean gum* and guar gum*, paprika extract, smoke **. * = certified organic. **= natural beech wood smoke.
The added extras that unfortunately haven't been photographed, sorry, a magnet - that went straight on the fridge as a daily reminder:- Vegan for the animals & also a Choose Compassion Go Vegan sticker. That can be put on anything, such as your wardrobe, notebook, laptop, tablet. I hope you can buy these from TheVeganKind shop soon!
My problem was, I didn't realise how strong it was until I used it...I mean really used it, I sprayed about 3x on my pillows and was overwhelmed - you don't need more than one spritz from personal experience - meaning it'll also last you because the second night I could still smell it on my pillow (it could've been because my over using of the product) Upon first spritz it's very strong and I would put that down to the alcohol denat it gives the oils something to hold onto for a more intense smell and longevity.
Tip:- Spray your bed sheets & leave to settle before getting into bed, which I think would be better as when you move in the night, the scent will keep activating allowing a nice sleep.
I've found if I turn down my bed and spray this and have a bath or shower by the time I'm ready for bed, the sprays had time to settle onto the material and I get a good night's sleep. The smell is relaxing, I can smell the rose & lavender it's a nice combination and very present. I've used this for a few nights this week and it certainly smells nice to inhale as I lay face planted first on my pillow, it seems to help induce sleep. I still had disturbed sleeps but that's mostly because I've got inconsiderate neighbours but it was a lot easier to drift back off to sleep.
Ingredients: Alcohol denat., Aqua (Water), Parfum (Fragrance), Dipropylene glycol, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Pelargonium graveolens flower oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower extract, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Limonene, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower oil, Eugenol.
Little late on the publishing, should've been last week but none the less it's here, my conclusion of the last week of #NeomHappy100.
Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.
‣ Radiant Developer Créme
‣ Raw Shea Butter Restorative Retention Shampoo (sample size)
‣ Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner (sample size)
‣ Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir (sample size)
‣ Salon applicator brush
‣ Professional latex gloves
You have a choice of either the brush method or nozzle method, the leaflet gives you instructions how to do either. I chose nozzle.
Developer - Water (Aqua), Hydrogen Peroxide, Emulsifying Wax, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan, Olivate, Panthenol, Simethicone, Hydrogenated Soy Polyglycerides, C15-23 Alkane, Lecithin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Etidronic Acid, Acrylates / Steareth-20 Itaconate Copolymer, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Phosphoric Acid.*Certified Organic Ingredient
Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo - Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside(Coconut Oil), African Butyrospermum Parkii (shea Butter)*, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Argan Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Rosemary Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Vitamin E, Guar Gum, Lonicera Capifloium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Avocado *Certified Organic Ingredient
Oil Raw Shea Restorative Conditioner - Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii ( Shea Butter)*, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil*, Behentrimonium Chloride, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) Avocado Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil *Certified Organic Ingredient
Raw Shea Reconstructive Finishing Elixir - Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Argan Oil, Vegetable Squalene, Carrot Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Sebacic Acid, Sea Kelp Extract, Essential Oil Blend, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) *Certified Organic Ingredient
Mix contents and shake....start applying.
March 6th marks Mother's Day in the UK and with that brings a day that we can express our appreciations for the special woman in our lives. Although we don't need to have a specific day to do this, it just makes it all the more special to have a day to just say "I love you!" and today's all about you. I feel I have two mothers, I was raised and live with my grandmother so for me it's double the love to give and show. So with that I've got 5 ips below and a gift idea to let mum pamper herself with Champneys.
Mother's day doesn't have to be expensive or a head scratching experience, most mum's are grateful for whatever their children give them from the crest growing in a pot and pasta pictures as a child to the pocket money garage flowers you might of only been able to afford in your teens. It's the thought that counts and that's the appreciation.
Citrus Blush carries the scents of citrus lemon, orange and a touch of cardamom. These scents have some calming & mood properties, the lemon scent gives a calm and clarifying feeling and it's a quick mood enhancer also orange is a natural sedative while cardamom is an antidepressant due to the mood-elevating properties.
Citrus Blush Enlivening Daily Scrub 250ml I've found that Champneys scrubs, really can be used daily, as it's a non abrasive sugar & salt combination, it's quite fine in texture but it still manages to leave the skin feeling smooth but not dry.
Citrus Blush Enlivening Shower Cream 350ml the cream can be put onto a sponge and massage over damp skin for a generous lather, the mood lifting scents are a bonus as you don't want to leave the shower while using this. I'm a sucker for citrus what can I say.
Citrus Blush Enlivening Body Lotion 350ml my nan liked this cream upon first use, she felt it was moisturising and the smell was nice and not too sharp (as we know citrus can be sharp in smell as well as taste). The pump makes it easier to control the amount of product & with 350ml you're getting a lot of product that should last you quite a while.
Summer Dream carries the scents of peach, mango, orange and passion fruit. All of them are mood boosters and calming. Making the combination with Citrus Blush beneficial to relax and be in a good mood.
Summer Dream Rewarding Bubble Heaven 500ml simply pour this within running water and watch the bubbles curate quickly throughout your bath and the Summer Dream aroma fill your bathroom quickly.
Summer Dream Rewarding Candle with all the scents that Summer Dream possesses already, they go and add a touch of Sandalwood to this candle. I adore Sandalwood and it's not overbearing in the scent, it plays well with these other scents perfectly.
I loved the box so much, I purchased one for the other woman in my life ♥