Zoella Beauty Body Mist & Fizz Bar





The Body Mist and Fizz bar are the first two products i've tried from Zoella's beauty range. I'm pretty sure most people have heard of Zoella, and i'm so pleased she's released a beauty range. Along with the Fizz Bar and Body mist, she has a 'Lets Glow' candle, 'Creamy Madly Dreamy' body lotion, 'Soak Opera' bath and shower cream, and 2 very cute make-up bags.
I can't wait to try the rest!

My first impressions of this range are great, the packaging looks so cute and pretty, which i expected from any product Zoe brought out! The body mist is very sturdy and there's been no leaks. And the Fizz Bar is great as you can keep it in the packaging and fold it over and save the rest. 

The Body Mist smells so lovely, it has a floral scent, and lasts for a good few hours. The Fizz Bar fizzes away in the tub, and makes my bath smell lovely. It's another florally scent. The great thing with the bath fizzer is that you don't have to use that many squares if you don't want to. If you're having a long luxury pamper, it might be nice to use half the bar. But if not, you may only want to use a few squares. It doesn't create any bubbles, but as soon as i climbed in the water felt silky, and a dream to lay in! I had no reaction to this, and i have very sensitive skin, i was left feeling silky soft!

Overall i love what i've tried, and if the other products are anything like these two, i'll love the others. 

Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Flawless Palette



32 eyeshadows for £8? YES PLEASE. 
I'd never tried any of the products by Makeup Revolution until I bought this Flawless palette, but i'm very impressed, and can't wait to try more.

It comes with a range of neutral and dramatic, matte, glitter and shimmer shades. Which can create great combinations perfect for any occasion. The paler shades are great to use as a highlighter. The blacks, blue and dark reds can create a lovely smoky eye. 
The packaging is very durable and looks lovely, i like how it comes with a very large mirror. 
You can take your looks from day to night with these eyeshadows, so this is a great, versatile palette to keep in your makeup bag! 
The eyeshadows are highly pigmented, and very easy to blend. The texture is so creamy and soft, and they last me nearly all day, and i've found that even without an eye primer they last a long time!
For £8 you really can't go wrong with this palette.

I can't believe i've never tried anything from this brand of makeup, when they've been so popular over the last few months. I also bought a few lip lacquers which i will also be reviewing sometime soon.

Have you tried any products from Makeup Revolution? What do you think?

Origins GinZing Moisturizer



This Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting moisturizer is amazing. 
As soon as i opened the lid all i could smell was this gorgeous zesty zingy orange scent. I couldn't wait to try it out on my skin. 

It's one of the cheapest moisturisers Origins sell at £23, and i was on the hunt for something new and cheap, as i've been suffering with very dull skin. 

It's packaged really nicely and i love how it looks sitting on my dresser. But looking pretty and smelling great isn't all this moisturiser is good for, it's done a really great job at brightening up my skin and leaving it soft and smooth. As soon as i applied it i could feel the difference it had made. 
It goes on nicely and sinks in really fast, my skin feels moisturised all day. You only need a tiny amount so i can see this lasting a really long time.
There is no SPF, which is a shame, but i'd still buy this again, as it is a great moisturiser.

Zoeva Cat Eye Pen



As you may of seen in a previous blog post, I purchased the Zoeva Rose Gold makeup brushes. What i didn't mention was that i also bought the Zoeva Cat Eye Pen for €5.50. I had never tried any makeup from Zoeva, but this caught my eye.

I'm terrible at applying eyeliner, I have such a shaky hand, attempting a cat eye is almost never worth it. From what i've tried, I seem to get on better with pens than i do pencils, liquid or gel. So I thought i'd give this a try, and i'm really impressed. My cat eye still needs alot of practising, but I find this pen so easy to hold and my lines aren't wobbly anymore. It glides on so easily, and with the ultra thin tip, it creates a precise wing. 

It's long lasting, i'm not sure if it's waterproof, it fades a little bit if i get caught in the rain, but that doesn't bother me as it doesn't wear off easily. 

It hasn't lasted as long as some of the other eyeliner pens that i've tried, probably because i've used it so much! But that won't stop me from buying it again, it was worth every penny!

Applying eyeliner doesn't feel like a chore anymore, as I really enjoy using this pen.
This brand isn't in stores yet, but the Zoeva online shop does worldwide shipping. 

Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner


I purchased the Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner for £25 just before Christmas, as a present to myself! (Does anyone else buy themselves Christmas presents, or is it just me?) 
I've been using this for the past few months. and i'm really pleased with the results.
I wake up in the morning, and my skin looks glowing and feels so soft!

I use this 3 times a week, after cleansing in the evening. I apply it to my face and neck, using a cotton pad, wait 1 minute, and then carry on with my usual skincare routine. 
I've mentioned in a previous blog post, that I have combination skin, an oily t-zone, with dry patches on my cheeks and i also have very sensitive skin. So a toner with the word gentle in it, is my kind of toner!

I really hate abrasive exfoliators with the exfoliating beads, I find they irritate my sensitive skin and leave it very sore and red, so this is another plus point to this exfoliating toner. 

It does exactly what it says, gently exfoliates, and brightens the skin.
My pores also look much smaller since using this. 

The Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Toner is a great product, and i'd definitely recommend.

A Floral Dress & Floppy Hat



I recently did a huge shop from Boohoo.com, and this is one of the outfits i purchased! 
I love the floppy hat, it has a velvet bow around the top. The rust knit floral skater dress is adorable, and so comfortable. For me comfort is key - I feel much better if i'm wearing something comfortable.
The tights i also bought from Boohoo.com, they are fleece lined, so they are very cosy and warm. 
The patent loafers are so classy, and go well with most outfits. 

I love this outfit, it's such a cute look.

Meet Loki!



If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may already know that me and my family, have welcomed a new member. Meet Loki!

He's a 8-10 month old Lurcher, that we've rescued. We first met him on the 1st Jan, but unfortuntley the timing wasn't right to get a dog, so we had to leave him there, which broke all of our hearts, as we instantly fell in love with him.

After a month of constantly ringing up the shelter, or going on the website to check if he was still there, we got to bring him home. It feels so right that he's now here with us!

Personally, this is a really great thing for me, as you know I have a condition called POTS, and alongside the illness, i suffer with anxiety and panic attacks.
Up until May, we had a beautiful German Sheppard called Keever, and even though he could never talk back to me, it was really reassuring to have someone there, and to have company, we used to lay on the sofa and watch movies together!

Recently i've been very poorly, which means i'm suffering with anxiety and panic attacks again, and I really struggle to be left home alone.
Already I feel i've created a bond with Loki, and it may take me a while to be confident enough to feel relaxed while i'm home alone, but i know he will help during the process and start making me feel more relaxed. 
It's nice to know i'll have someone to cuddle up to, whether i'm having a bad day or a good day, he will be there. 

He's such a lazy pup, but also very playful, i've already fallen asleep on the sofa with him! He curls right up and makes you feel so warm and cosy. 

I'm so excited to welcome him into our family!

Branding


A few people have already noticed my new banner for my blog and YouTube channel. 
It was created by the wonderful Roisin. She did such a fantastic job, and i'm so pleased with the final result. The process was very quick and easy on my part, I can be very fussy but she did a great job at realising what i wanted, and making it happen. She also kindly installed it for me, which was great as i'm not very good at doing that type of thing myself! 

I came across Roisin on instagram, and fell in love with her illustrations and her work. I simply emailed her saying i was interested, and we had a little chat about my interests so she could get a rough idea of what i was like. I had no clue what i was looking for until a few days in, but she gave me lots of different options so i had a choice. She kept me involved the whole way through the process and updated me nearly every day, to make sure i was 100% happy. 

The illustration is wonderful, and I really love the handwriting-like font! Overall i'm very happy with how my blog and YouTube channel looks and i'm very thankful to Roisin for making my banner so personal.
I would highly recommend her!

Thank you once again Roisin!

If anyone is interested, you can get in touch with her on either her website, Instagram, or shop