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Summer Makeup Favourites

summer makeup favourites
Hi Lovelies
I really love summer BUT wearing makeup can be a bit of a challenge, so my challenge the start of the month was to find makeup that would last during hot days and thankfully after trying a few products I finally came up with with these lovely products and I just have to they all faired really well and stayed on my face all day even on the hottest day.

For Summer I like to wear makeup that is light to wear and also long lasting. I usually go for a natural look with a bright or nude lipstick.


Beauty Favourites
Urban Decay Naked Foundation  Cruelty Free // Vegan 
This foundation is super light almost weightless and is very breathable so its perfect for the summer months. I wear these foundation over a moisturiser and finish it with the urban decay all nighter to keep it in place all day.  The good thing is that this foundation is its build able so you can have a

Urban Decay Naked Concealer Cruelty Free
This concealer goes very well with the urban decay naked foundation, I apply it to my under eyes and brows. This lasts just as much as the foundation and isn't drying. Its a win-win product for me.

Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner Cruelty Free /// Vegan 
 Sometimes when I apply eyeliner in hot weather it can melt during the day but with this eyeliner this hasn't been that problem. I love how easy it is to apply the liner and how neatly it applies too.

Barry M Lash Vegas Mascara Cruelty Free /// Vegan
For mascaras in summer I like them to make my lashes look natural with a little bit of a curl as I find a lot of others a bit too heavier for the summer months

I just love the brand Illamasqua and one of my most favourite products from the brand has to be the satin lipstick, they are very smooth to apply and they come in nude to bright pinks and reds. They are soft so keep my lips feeling moisturised. My favourite at the moment is Cherub which is a lovely warm coral shade.

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Cruelty Free
Bronzer is one of my favourite makeup products in the summer as it can be used on the face or the body. I love applying this on my cheek bones to define them to give them a contoured look and it works very well.

The Balm Mary Lou Highlighter Cruelty Free /// Vegan 
I can honestly say ever since I got this highlighter I have worn it most days because I just love it so much! it highlights the cheekbones to perfection; I mean seriously you notice such a difference wearing this highlighter. I use this for my cheeks, brows, cupids bow and to mix with other eyeshadows.

What is your favourite Summer Maker

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Lush R&B Review /// Beauty Review

lush r&b hair moisturiser review
When it comes to haircare I like to get products that help keep my hair moisturised because to be honest with you all my hair can get very dry, especially after all the times I have dyed it; with that being said I am growing out my hair and using lots of products to keep my hair in tip top condition. Thats where this products comes into play.

Lush is a very trusted brand for me and I have loved most of their products so far; I've always wanted to try R&B hair moisturiser so finally took the plunge to buy it for me and my husband to try.
lush r and b review
R and B Hair Moisturiser 100g £11.95 
Cruelty Free
Vegan
Rich with blends of oils and butters

Key Ingredients 
Oat Milk - It may taste lovely but its also great at soothing and calming the scalp
Avocado Butter - Avocados may taste lovely on toast with tomatoes but its also fab at nourishing hydrating
Orange flower absolute - For a nice citrus smell
Extra virgin coconut oil - is they anything coconut cant do?

The design is typical lush and looks very similar to the facial mask pots and also has the same bring 5 lush posts or tubes back to get another mask free. The product itself smells gorgeous and you can really smell the blend of coconut and orange. The texture is very similar to a hair similar and applies like a hair oil too, all you have to do is get about a walnuts size amount and put it in your palms, rub between your hands and rub into the hair throughly. Once the product was in my hair it left my hair more glossy and smelling of delicate oranges. 

My Thoughts
I did really like this product, I applied this just before I put my hijab on and my hair felt lovely and softer later on in the day once I removed my hijab. The tub is a decent 100ml and you only need a small amount of product so I would say its good value for money.

My Rating
10/10 I don't usually go throwing out these scores but this product is worth every penny and helps me to look after my hair. The smell of the product is just divine and I know in future I will be buying it again

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation /// Beauty Review

urban decay naked skin foundation review
Hi Lovelies
When it comes to makeup I just love to have a variety of different products from hughstreet products to premium products and the variations could be a £2 eyeliner to a £15 for a lipstick; but when it comes to a foundation I prefer a premium product for a few different reason, first reason being I think they last longer, secondly I have sensitive skin and I haven't had a reaction with an premium foundation yet and lastly is coverage; with a premium product its easier to get a fuller coverage, which ideal for me as I have dark circles and rosacea.

Urban Decay is a makeup brand that doesn't need much of an introduction, this brand was founded nearly 20 years ago and it can be found online and in many Debenhams stores. This brand is an alternative makeup company which sells a variety of different products such as classic red lipsticks to bright purples. Not only do they sell lipsticks they offer lots of other products such as foundation, eyeshadows and so much more. My wish list of urban decay products keeps on growing because they always seem to be releasing amazing products at the moment. 

urban decay naked skin foundation review
urban decay naked skin foundation swatch
Cruelty Free * 

Vegan 
Weightless liquid foundation
A demi matte finish
18 foundation shades to choose from


 The packaging looks very nice and it came in a very nicely presented gold box with lots of info on written on it. The foundation bottle itself looks very good too and it looks like a premium product, it would would look nice displayed in clear makeup drawers. The pump of this foundation is decent and takes about 3-4 pumps to get an even coverage, the actual foundation is very thin like so I can see were they get the weightless name from, even though its very thin its very easy to work with and it covers my rosacea easily too. It doesn't have an overpowering smell or anything like that but a delicate smell instead *thankfully!; I am not a fan of overpowering scents in foundation*

I wore this foundation all day with my holy grail product Urban Decay all night makeup setting spray and it did manage to stay on all day even during the hottest days, which I find brilliant because usually at this time of the year my foundations don't last too long.

My Thoughts
I love the fact this foundation is build able so I can have control on how much I want to wear and with that being said its a brilliant foundation during the summer because of how weightless it actually  is. I had no reactions using this product and I have been using it since May. With it being weightless its very breathable for my skin and its comfortable to wear all day. I wear a shade 2.0 and it matches my complexion perfectly. I really like the finish of this product which is a mostly dewy finish which I love.

Rating 
10/10 I can't say anything bad about this product because I just love it so much! its weightless and doesn't feel heavy on the skin and last all day. Its very worth the £27 price tab, I can't wait to try more urban decay products.


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Nip and Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser /// Beauty Review


nip and fab kale fix moisturiser
 Hi Lovelies
As you all might already know I just love my all things makeup but not only makeup I really love skincare products too. Skincare products matter me so much now as I think its very important to take care of the skin and keeping it looking fresh and hydrated. I have combination skin so its important to keep my skin smooth otherwise it can get dry in parts while others are greasy such my nose and my forehead, so I like to use products that work well on both of these areas. I like using a moisturiser instead of a primer to keep my complexion as smooth as possible so its easier for me to apply makeup.

Nip and Fab is a brand I recently started to try near the end of 2015 and they have a a wide range of skincare products including serum, exfoliators and moisturisers and thats only naming a few of their products. Kale Fix is a relatively new collection to join the ever growing skincare products of nip
 and fab.

nip and fab kale fix moisturiser pump
nip and fab kale fix vegan
Cruelty Free 
Vegan 
Contains superfoods Kale, Watercress and Almond oil
Soothing Aloe Vera and Shea Butter 

I just love the design of the packaging of this cream, it has a very sturdy bottle and the writing is very clear to read. The pump at first was very awkward at first to use and took me a few times to eventually to get it to work for me properly, but once it started working properly its been fine for since then.  

It says on the website that its best used day and night and you need 1-2 pumps to cover the face. I usually only use this cream once a day and that is usually at night time and it takes about 3-pumps to cover my face and neck. The cream itself is a medium consistency and isn't too thick and blends into the skin quickly without a greasy feeling.  It smells like refreshing very similar to  cucumber smell and once it was on the skin its very soothing, especially during the hotter days as helps cool down my skin. I wouldn't say its made my skin any softer but it does keep my complexion even and keeps away my dry skin.

My Thoughts
I do love this cream because it smells very refreshing and once on the skin its so soothing and just melts into the skin, its just lovely. This cream has defiantly made me want to buy more products to try from the nip and fab brand, I really want to try the dragons blood collection ( I think I have been watching too much The Game of Thrones)

Rating 
9/10 I think this product is lovely and works quite well too, its a little bit on the expensive side  but with that being said it has a decent amount of product in it. The pump on mine was broken so hopefully next time I get one it won't have a problem. The best part of the product was the smells and how soothing it felt on the skin.

Have you tried Nip + Fab products before?

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Meet Bella the Kitten /// Lifestyle

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If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you would of noticed that recently we got a new kitten! She is an adorable calico and she is 11 weeks old now and has settled in very well into the family home. Bella enjoys the company of my other two cats Kitty and Salem. 

Kitty is my first cat ever and she is 7 and a tabby, she loves relaxing in the sunshine and lying on the rug watching tv in the evenings. Salem is a tom cat and he is 4, Salem is very different from kitty and likes going outside to explore, he is best friends with my husband and enjoys cuddles too. Bella thankfully likes them both and they all get along :)

She has been checked over by the vets and had a slight heart murmur but the vet said not to worry about it ( of course I am a little bit worried) and to take her back in a few weeks to see if its gone, fingers crossed it would of gone. 



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The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector /// Beauty Review

the body shop hemp hand protector review
Hi Lovelies
I just love skincare products especially hand care products, my usual go to hand cream is Soap and Glory hand food but since its now empty I needed a change. Seeing as it had  been far too long ago since I last went to the body shop I decided to try a hand cream  from them for a change.  I have never tried any hemp products before but I have heard positive things about hemp infused beauty products.

The Body Shop is a well know house hold name, my nana used to take when I was a child and she used to always get bits and bobs in there every time she went, the trend must of rubbed onto me because some of my favourite products come from there including skincare, haircare and some of the perfumes too.

the body shop hemp hand protector review
the body shop hemp hand protector review

Cruelty Free
£1.50 from every hand cream goes to the body shop foundation
relieves dry skin
restores moisture 

About Hemp 
Hemp is one of the worlds oldest crops which is originally from Europe and Asia and was used for food and medical purposes. Oil from hemp is very hydrating and comes from a variety called Finola.

First things first I love the design on this  cream, it simple easy to read, I really think the green and the silver compliment each other perfectly. The cream its self surprised me because its a lot thicker then the usual hand creams I have tried before, so with knowing that I only applied a pea sized amount on my hand and thankfully I did because that was enough to cover both of my hands. 

The cream is non greasy and dries very quickly leaving hands feeling every soft and smelling very nice too, its a very unique smell which is the best way I could describe it being is herby with a hint of spice which is little bit like nutmeg. 

My Thoughts 
I am so happy that I bought this cream and I pretty sure I will be buying this again in the future because I just love the way it sinks into the skin and leaves them feeling very soft. Its very good size to carry in your handbag and also comes in a larger size of 100ml.

Rating
9/10 I love everything about the cream but I am not so keen on the way it squeeze out the tube as it can be awkward getting it all even but apart from that is perfect and have nothing bad to say about it.

Have you tried  skincare products from the body shop before? if so what are your favourites 


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Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone /// Book Review

harry potter and the philosophers stone book review
I am sure most of us have heard of 'Harry Potter' the boy with the lightning shaped scar on his head and I am pretty sure most of us have probably watched and read the books too. Even though its been nearly 20 years since this book has been released, all things harry potter are still as popular as it was back then. I have always wanted to read these books (its took me so long I know) so I recently bought all seven books and have just finished reading this one.

About the Book  
This book written by J.K Rowling and its about a young boy called Harry Potter who happens to be a wizard and he finds out he is a wizard in a very mysterious way. He eventually goes to Hogwarts which is a school for witches and wizards. While at school he makes some very good friends and also some enemies, while there he discovers what happened to his parents and who is behind it .. and it he that shall not be named 'VOLDERMORT'. 
harry potter and the philosophers stone book review
My Thoughts 
I have seen all the Harry Potter films so reading this was a breath of fresh air, if you have watched the film and liked it I am sure you would like this book because it has everything in the film and more. They is parts in the book thats not in the film and its written very well with chapters named accordingly like my favourites 'The Forbidden forest' with the unicorn and centaurs and 'Through The Trap Door' where harry and his friends go through stages to get to the philosophers stone.

Rating
10/10 I absolutely loved this book! it was interesting from the start and I didn't want to put it down once I started reading it. Its great for all ages and easy to read and to know who all the characters are. I can understand the hype about this book and with that being said I am now onto the second book. My 8 year old son has now started to read this book (he recently finished reading treasure island).



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