Sunday, 7 January 2018

Review: Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

A few months ago, I received a 400ml bottle of Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water to try out. 

I was apprehensive as my previous experience with Micellar water hadn't been a great one. 

However, since then I have learnt some things about how Micellar should properly be used and so I was looking forward to giving this a try. 

Spoiler warning - the word 'Micellar' appears A LOT in this post.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Review: Real Techniques PowderBleu Collection* with Influenster

I need to tell you all about the softest makeup brushes I have ever had the pleasure of using. Thanks to Influenster, I have had the sheer joy of using the Real Techniques PowderBleu collection for over a month now and I am OBSESSED.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

As the first day of 2018 draws to a close, I've been thinking about resolutions.  I'm not really keen on that word so instead I've set myself some little goals or aspirations to try and keep in mind for 2018.  They're nothing really earth shattering as I find that kind of goal setting quite unrealistic.  Just a few little things I want to think about heading into the next new year.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Review: Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Collections (a project with Savvy Circle)

I was recently lucky to be selected to take part in a research project with Super Savvy Me: Savvy Circle and Herbal Essences, to try out and review three of the ranges under the new Bio:Renew collection of shampoos and conditioners*

I generally only wash my hair once or twice a week (it's healthy, I promise!), and I usually look for shampoos and conditioners that primarly are for strength and repair, or those for coloured hair. I was interested to give these a go; I have used Herbal Essences in the past but not for some time.

There are seven lines under the range (in the UK - the US has nine, lucky them!) I was able to test out three of them, highlighted in bold as follows:

Argan Oil of Morocco
Coconut Milk
White Grapefruit and Mosa Mint
Golden Moringa Oil
Cucumber and Green Tea
Rosemary and Herbs
White Strawberry and Sweet Mint

Monday, 28 August 2017

#GothUpForSophie - Goth Makeup for a Good Cause

In August 2007, a young woman named Sophie Lancaster, and her boyfriend, were brutally attacked simply for looking 'different'. Sophie later died from the injuries she sustained.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was set up in her memory, and make up brand Illamasqua have long been supporters of this cause. On the 10th anniversary of Sophie's death, Illamasqua encouraged its fans to show support for the foundation and the cause, by 'gothing up' in Sophie's memory.

You can read more about this in Illamasqua's blog here.

When I found out about this, I decided to give it ago, both because I believe strongly in every human's right to choose how they look, and because I thought it would be fun to get out of my comfort zone and try a completely different look for me.