Monday, 28 September 2015

British Beauty Brand | Lily Lolo

Ah, fresh make-up! Is there anything better than the sight of clean, fresh, make-up! Although I have to say, it doesn’t look this neat anymore now that I’ve used it!...

Lily Lolo (shop link) is a minerals cosmetics company you may not be familiar with but they are celebrating their 10th birthday this year! Lily Lolo have recently been through a brand refresh and although I really liked their branding before, I love it even more now. It’s surprising what a small change can do! The new branding is a lot stronger and slicker. For anyone who’s interested in what it used to be like, you can see it in my review of their eyeshadow quad palette

lily lolo make up

Lily Lolo is a British brand that offer high quality mineral make-up. They stay clear of harsh chemicals, are parabens-free, do not test on animals and 95% of their products are vegan friendly (they state which ones are not on their FAQs). 

I’ve used a few things from Lily Lolo in the past couple of years and can confirm that they quality, pigments and lasting power is high. Y’know, there’s nothing worse than using make-up that’s weak and comes out off within an hour - waste of effort - but every Lily Lolo make-up product I’ve used has been impressive.


Sunday, 27 September 2015

Beauty Haul | Soap & Glory

A couple of weeks ago, I got my contract extended which means I’m staying at Soap & Glory HQ until the end of the year. Hurrah! I didn’t expect it (I mean, I already booked my one way ticket back up north) but it works out well that I’m staying because it means I can continue living in my London flat until the contract is up. I was kind of dreading the process of listing my room and finding a replacement tennant! Totally don’t need that kind of stress right now!

soap and glory review

So, anyway - for anyone who is a new reader to this blog - I am working in digital marketing for Soap & Glory on an interim basis, and when I started I was given a goody bag. All newbies got a goodie bag full of SOAPER goodies, they are a very generous company! I intended to blog about my “Soaper Stash” weeks ago but it got pushed further and further down my to-do list. 


Thursday, 24 September 2015

My Skincare Routine With Janjira

I’ve enjoyed a whole new skincare routine this past couple of months. Even though I’ll admit, I’ve gone from religiously sticking to a skincare routine to missing the odd day or two, here and there. I can see myself making a habit of it, a habit I need to snap out of PRONTO! 

Having to share a bathroom with 5 other strangers is difficult and sometimes (in general, living with strangers is difficult), I’ll make-do with Micellar Water and a few cotton pads, and call it a day. Sometimes I get in at about 9pm and I’m honestly too tired to even move. Again, Micellar Water and cotton pads comes to the rescue. 
janjira pomegranate and acai skincare

It makes me feel guilty though, and there really is no excuse. I know that what I’m doing is not thoroughly cleansing my face enough. I need to stick to a solid skincare routine, twice daily, 7 days a week, so that I know I am pro-active in taking care of my skin. I’m the only one who is control of that and I shouldn’t be slacking, especially with all of the amazing things that I get the opportunity to try. I mean, I am working in the beauty industry right now, I gotta practice what I preach, right?!



Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Another Day, Another Candle!

Another day, another candle! Four to be precise! Now that the cold nights are drawing in, the candles are coming out. On a miserable, rainy day, all I want is light a couple of candles, curl up under the duvet and watch Netflix. I was gifted a set from Linea - they must’ve known I am obsessed with candles, not sure what gave them that idea…. it’s not like I blog about candles often (lol). I mean, I do my candles, not going to lie!

linea candles from house of fraser

Linea Candles Gift Set* from House Of Fraser, £16 (NOW £8)

I am hundreds of miles from home and I don’t have the things that comfort me. But one thing that does make me feel more homely are candles. My room in London is a grotty, cold and bland, so something as small as a candle (or 4) can make the world of difference. Well, I don’t know about you but makes a big different to me anyway. In the Summer, it’s a bouquet of flowers and in Autumn, it’s candles. It’s funny how small things like this can make you feel better in an instant.


Tuesday, 22 September 2015

What's In My Make-Up Bag?

beauty blogger make up bag

I don't think I've ever done a 'what's in my make-up bag' blogpost before but I had a good look at the state of my dressing table over the weekend because it was starting to get messy and it was beginning to make me feel a bit uncomfortable! I definitely needed to hide some of it in a bag! Just shove it in a bag and call it 'tidying up'!

I currently have extremely limited storage, I’ve got one huge drawer that’s filled with make-up and skincare, which is now overspilling on to my dresser (which I vowed to keep tidy as possible... I failed). But you know what it’s like. It's the morning, you've snoozed for ten twenty minutes, you're in a rush and and everything just gets sprawled out all over the place!

beauty blogger make up bag


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