A Sneak Peak at the NEW Magnitone Release*

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Another blogging break Beth? I mean seriously, first you go and do ALevels, then manage 18 Post August before disappearing again!? That's hardly the work of a consistent blogger. I do understand but fingers crossed I am actually back now. I have moved away from home to Southampton for Uni and I'm finally settling in. I'm struggling for light at the moment thought for blog photos as there is next to no natural light for me to work with in my room but I'm working on it. My first post back is a rather exciting one: it's all about a new Magnitone release!

SensatioNail Haul (Completely Not Autumnal Shades)

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
I am by far one of the most impatient people you'll meet when it comes to painting my nails. I start off with good intentions but by the 2nd coat I'm bored. Honestly, I can't paint my nails nicely with normal polish, it will smudge, even if I set timers and wait hours they always turn out bad. This is why I sometimes decide that gel polish is the only way for me to go. 

Sensationail Gel Polishes

Benefit's Push Up Liner - It's A Gimmick, Right?

Saturday, 9 September 2017
Every now and then a product comes along which could either revolutionise the makeup game, or be a complete and utter gimmick. I'd heard very mixed reviews surrounding Benefit's Push Up Liner, but I managed to snag the Real Tempting Threesome set for just under £15, I figured it would be worth a try. 

Jouer Liquid Lipsticks - New Additions to my Collection

Wednesday, 6 September 2017
I'm very late on the bandwagon with liquid lipsticks. I still rarely wear them even now because I have horribly dry lips and so far every formula I've tried has made them worse (even when my lips are in tip top condition.) I finally caved in and decided to try the Jouer Lip Cremes, in the hope that their creamy textures would suit my lips better.

Jouer Lip Cremes Dulche de Leche and Citronade Rose

So...? Fragrances; A Blast From The Past*

Saturday, 2 September 2017
I received and email mid August which sent me back in time, back to starting secondary school. After PE, basically every girl in Year 7 would pull out one of these sprays and the changing room would become a cloud of mixing smells. The email I mentioned, before I found myself down memory lane, asked if I would like to try a few of their reformulated and repackaged scents. As I used to love the scents so much I could hardly say no could I?

My Spending Ban and Project Pan

Thursday, 31 August 2017
I start uni in less than a month, which is both terrifying and exciting. But it also means I'm going to have considerably less money than I'm used to and so I've decided: I'm on a spending ban.

Spending Ban and Project Pan

Huda Beauty: The Best Liquid Lipsticks Ever?

Tuesday, 29 August 2017
My Auntie flies in from Dubai every so often and last time she did, she kindly asked if I would like a couple of bits from Sephora. Of course, as someone who does not have easy access to a Sephora I jumped at the chance to choose a couple of bits, one of which was this cute set of Huda Beauty mini lipsticks.

25 Post Ideas for When You're Stuck

Monday, 28 August 2017
There's not long left of 18 post August now, we're talking only a week left and a handful of posts. I thought I would make today's one more helpful then informative in a way because there is way too much competition in the blogging world and not enough helping. Today I have 25 beauty blog post ideas to get you through September.

25 Beauty Blog Post Ideas

Sunday My Prince Will Come: A New Benefit Set

Sunday, 27 August 2017
I'm going to start this post by saying that I love a good gift set, and that I also love makeup miniatures. So as you can imagine this Benefit set was right up my street. If you remember seeing this mentioned on the blog recently, you probably read my Charlotte Tilbury post, where I said that a Benefit gift set would be making an appearance - well here it is, I hope you enjoy!

Sunday My Prince Will Come

Say Hello to Your New Magnitone Brand Ambassador*

Friday, 25 August 2017
I've got some very exciting news to share with you today, which you may or may not already know, depending whether you follow me on Instagram or not. The other week I was accepted as a Magnitone Brand Ambassador which is super exciting. They sent along a box of bits and I thought I would introduce you to the brand through a small introductory post.

Magnitone Brand Ambassador

Anyone Can Blog, But Can We All Be Successful?

Thursday, 24 August 2017
It's not often that I'll do a post in response to another, but today is an exception. Recently I read an amazing and eye opening post from Holly over at TheKittyLuxe (who I'm sure you all follow already!) Anyway her post discussed so called 'levelling up' within the blogging industry and how sometimes we can find ourselves floundering and unable to progress. I read the post the day it was published and since then couldn't help but wonder whether there is enough room for all of us - and also what we all class as success.

My First (But Definitely Not Last) Charlotte Tilbury Products

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
I don't know about you, but I find that some brands just ooze class, maybe it's the packaging or perhaps simply just the product, but there's definitely something that gives them the wow factor. For me one such brand has to be Charlotte Tilbury. Everyone loves her products, the packaging is very blogger friendly and you can't fault the marketing. Up until my birthday I hadn't really had the chance to try anything - sure I had a few of the lipstick pocket type things, but they're no comparison to a proper product.
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms

The Latest Clarins Free Gift - 5 Products!

Monday, 21 August 2017
Strange though it seems, I rarely go out and spend an extortionate amount of money while shopping. Instead my money disappears on little purchases here and there. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but I did go shopping last week with my auntie (who is very good at helping me spend money,) and I made a few substantial purchases. One of which I received a free gift with and I'm going to share it with you today.

Debenhams Clarins Giftset

Results Day: I Actually Got my Top Choice!?

Thursday, 17 August 2017
It was results day today, as you could probably tell by the fact the hashtag #alevelresults was trending on Twitter from around 7am. I'll be honest I was nervous last night, sleep wasn't exactly coming easy and I was up most of the evening on TheStudentRoom looking at stories of people getting in to their chosen universities with low grades. I applied for English Language and Linguistics at Southampton in the end... and I got in!

Getting into a Russel group with low grades

My New Fragrance from YSL

Wednesday, 16 August 2017
I've never actually bought myself a proper perfume before. Sure I've got a Hollister spray or two, and a perfume I put on my Christmas list, but I'd never purchased one myself. This had to change of course and last week as an 18th birthday present to myself I finally settled on a perfume and I went and bought it.

Formula 10.0.6 Skincare - The Best Smelling Ever!?*

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
You've probably seen the brand Formula 10.0.6 pop up on Instagram lately as almost everyone seems to be trying it out. After commenting on a few photos from bloggers of the skincare, I noticed I had a message request asking if I would like to try a few bits - being the avid skincare enthusiast I am, I jumped at the opportunity!

Formula 10.0.6 Skincare

The Skincare Brand of the Moment: The Ordinary

Saturday, 12 August 2017
The Ordinary is big right now; everyone and their dog seems to be raving about them. As usual I gave into the hype, I was less restrained than I have been with previous hyped up products due to the very affordable price tag.

The Ordinary Skincare Haul

Best Birthday Ever? I Fed a Giraffe!!

Thursday, 10 August 2017
I turned 18 last week which was rather exciting, more exciting was that my dad and stepmum had a surprise lined up. I'm usually quite impatient when it comes to surprises but this one was definitely worth the wait.

Giraffe Feeding at Chessington

The Products I 'Needed' From Lush

Wednesday, 9 August 2017
If you weren't aware already, Lush are doing their yearly discontinuation of products (full list here) to make way for new ones. Which is all well and good, but it does mean those of us who love the products being discontinued have to make a mercy dash to stock up - like I did. There was a lot of uproar as fan favourite The Comforter shower cream is off, however I wasn't too worried about that one as I wasn't its biggest fan, but there was one that I couldn't miss out on. So I decided to show you what I ended up buying!

Lush Haul, Strawberry Feels Forever, Eau Roma Water, The Birth Of Venus

My GlamGlow Collection: Is It Worth The Hype?*

Friday, 4 August 2017
If you haven't seen GlamGlow pop up on blogs, social media or online, I'd be rather surprised. I managed to keep away from the hype for a while but then GlamGlow contacted me over Instagram after seeing that I'd tried a sample of their SuperMud to see if I'd like a tube to try out. Obviously I couldn't turn down that offer and since my collection has grown - but is GlamGlow worth the hype it's given?

It's My Birthday and I'm Finally 18!

Thursday, 3 August 2017
The day is finally here, I'm actually 18 and let's be honest I don't feel any different. I've always been one of the young ones, everyone was on holiday for my parties. The only good thing about a summer birthday, is when you're 18 - everyone else is too and you can all go out and get drunk. (Not that I'm actually too into drinking, though I am partial to the occasional mango vodka and lemonade.) And yes, I did spend ages arranging little stars to make a good blog photo!

18th Birthday

Hello Gorgeous: It's The Perfect Lush Gift!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017
As you might know, it's my birthday tomorrow and today I thought I would share with you one of the gifts I received from some old family friends - I know I opened it early but we had a little get together so it seemed rude not to. While you might have seen this set pop up on my wish list, they say they never saw it which makes for a very happy coincidence really!

The MAC Lipstick I Repurchased

Tuesday, 1 August 2017
It's very rare as a beauty blogger that you will find me repurchasing anything, let alone a lipstick. This is usually because of two reasons: one being that I have so many others and two because I rarely fall in love with a product enough to want another. But obviously there are exceptions, and this MAC lipstick is certainly one of those.


Are You Ready for 18 Post August?

Saturday, 29 July 2017
I've got some exciting news about August, as you might be able to tell from the title! I hope you're ready for some extra posts, and my birthday of course.

18 Post August

It's my Birthday! Here's my Wishlist!

Saturday, 22 July 2017
Well, it's getting towards that time of year again... my birthday! Although this year it's a big one as I'm going to be the grand old age of 18. So I'll be able to go out and drink, and most importantly: I'm able to vote! As you can imagine my lack of vote in the latest election was infuriating. Anyway, today I thought I would share my birthday wishlist which has a mix of beauty, fashion and also some Lego just for fun!

Birthday Wishlist

My Makeup Obsession Palette

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen this palette pop up a couple of times because I do rather like it and it photographs well. The selection of shades are all my own thanks to the fact that this palette allows you to DIY a palette to include only shades you want. I wrote previously in the year about the first three shades I had added to my Makeup Obsession palette and now I've finished it I thought I might as well bring you up to speed.

Makeup Obsession Palette

Should I Go Back To Glossybox?

Saturday, 15 July 2017
Now this isn't necessarily a proper review, mainly because if you're eagle eyed you may notice that this is June's Glossybox and it is now July. Instead this post is more around the idea of whether Glossybox is worth the £13.95 a month they are asking.

My Latest Purchases: Benefit, MAC and Glamglow

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
As you might be able to tell from the title of this post, I've been a little spendy lately. What with finishing exams and a few other not so positive occurrences I thought I deserved a few treats. There will definitely be some follow up posts letting you know what I think of some of my purchases as I want to try them out fully first.

Colourpop: Was it Worth the Wait?

Saturday, 8 July 2017
This post has been a long time coming. I have been wanting to try Colourpop for the longest time but I have always been put off by the thought of customs fees. I finally got the chance to pick up a few bits when Colourpop had free international shipping on all orders, and I'm pretty surprised that I only picked up six bits. Believe me I was tempted to get so much more!

Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks and Supershock Shadows

My New (and Improved) Skincare Routine

Wednesday, 5 July 2017
It's no secret that I have been stressed over the last few weeks and my skin has happily shown it's stress via the medium of as many breakouts as humanly possible. During this time I have decided to shake up my skincare a bit, hoping to counteract the craters on my face. Since I've been using this combination of products I've definitely been noticing a change for the better so I thought I would talk you through it. 

New Skincare Routine for Teenage Skin

CLOSED - I'm Back, Exams are Over and GIVEAWAY!

Sunday, 2 July 2017
Well, it has certainly been a while since I've sat down to write a post. If I remember rightly my last post was the 29th of April which was a while ago and even that was was written a few weeks before.

NYX Giveaway

Stressed Skin? Show it Some Love with Newtons Labs*

Saturday, 29 April 2017
I imagine you're sick to death of hearing about me moan on about the fact I'm doing exams, but here's another post, slightly less moany you'll be happy to hear. Instead today's post is going to be about some skincare from Newtons Labs I have been testing!

Newton Labs Skincare Review

Not A Fan of Blush? Have You Seen This One!?

Saturday, 22 April 2017
I'm a bad beauty blogger when it comes to blush, because I just don't wear it. That's a cardinal beauty sin surely? Anyway I've decided to turn over a new beauty leaf and try with my blush because let's be honest there are some beautiful choices out there. 

Benefit Dandelion Blush

Exam Organisation: Study Won't Get You Down

Saturday, 15 April 2017
Scarily when this publishes I will have less than two months till exams. In fact in two months time I will have already completed three and be getting ready to sit down to do a forth, which is rather terrifying really! Anyway I've been trying to work out how not to get myself completely worked up over study because even though it is important so is not stressing out. While I'm no pro at exam organisation I am 100x better than I was last year!

ALevel Revision Tips

If I Could go to Sephora Wishlist...

Saturday, 8 April 2017
Around exam time I always collate a few wish lists and then precede to order myself bits over the course of exams, sort of like a 'you can do it' gift, from me to me. Does anyone else do this at stressful times? I thought I would collate a Sephora wish list, even thought there are no Sephora's in the UK *cries* I hope you enjoy my list!

Sephora Wishlist

How to Survive a Spending Ban (ish)

Saturday, 1 April 2017
Let's be honest we all hate spending bans, even though in theory you'll save money in the long run. I went on one after a rather indulgent Christmas sale period and I should be finishing very soon, just in time to treat myself during and after my dreaded exams! So I thought I would share some tips I use to help with my spending ban in hope that they help you.

Under the Mistletoe With Lush

Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Again I have to apologise as it is the end of March and here I am writing about a Christmas gift set. I'm quite far behind on posts, as you can probably tell, which is why in the build up to exams I am limiting myself to one post a week (maybe two if I'm on top of everything!)

Lush Under the Mistletoe

Pick 'n' Mix Your Makeup With Feel Unique

Saturday, 25 March 2017
I love the normal kind of pick 'n' mix, I fill my bag with all the goodies I can, I also do the same with FeelUnique's version. Instead of sweets they offer beauty samples for £3.95 a month which isn't half bad really. I subscribed a few months back first and then somehow forgot about the service, but here I am back with five goodies to show you from some pretty good brands!

FeelUnique Pick 'n' Mix

Taking A Leap of Delight with MAC

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
A purple lipstick Beth!? Have you gone mad? That's a little out of your comfort zone don't you think? Honestly, yes it is out of my comfort zone, but I actually really love the colour.

Just after Christmas, MAC had their clear out of festive products and I made a sneaky order because a MAC lipstick for £11 is not to be sniffed at. First off I have to mention the gorgeous packaging; the matte purple of the bullet and pink of the cap go beautifully together and is some of the favourite packaging I have ever owned. The lipstick itself is quite similar to the matte purple packaging. On me it's a medium purple with a slight berry hue, it's a satin finish which is very comfortable to wear. It doesn't go on patchy, nor does it cling to my many dry patches which is always a bonus in winter. I doubt I will get much use out of it in summer as it's not a very summery colour but come autumn this will be on my lips all the time! I won't let this get lost at the back of my draw as maybe there will be a few more chances to wear it before spring is in full swing.

Would you have taken a Leap of Delight and bought this lipstick or do you prefer more neutral tones? I'm on the fence, I'm quite liking stepping out of my comfort zone, but maybe I won't bring out the bright orange summer lipsticks just yet!

Beth x

LoveMeBeauty: Perricone MD, Omorovicza, UltraSun

Saturday, 18 March 2017
It's that time again: LoveMeBeauty time which this month featured brands which included Perricone MD, Omorovicza, UltraSun. While these brands are quite interesting I feel there was a slight lack of choice, it was all very skincare based which isn't a bad thing but makeup will always be my number one!

This month I decided on the Perricone MD Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment, as it looks rather space age and it's quite expensive usually, the Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish, also quite expensive and finally the UltraSun Shimmering Sun Lotion, though I've tried this before. 

The Perricone MD Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment really does look like aliens blood or something similar. However this 59ml bottle is worth around £17 which is quite an impressive sample size and worth. Also it is the best packaged sample size product I have ever come across. The bottle is frosted glass, it would've been so much cheaper I imagine to send out samples in plastic bottles but they didn't which really shows the quality of the brand itself. 

The Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish was an easy choice as I have enjoyed using the other Omorovicza products from LoveMeBeauty. The brands scent is not one I would usually go for, but I genuinely enjoying the scent. As of yet I haven't started using this as I have a backlog of skincare to get through at the moment.

Finally I chose the UltraSun Shimmering Sun Lotion as I had 20 credits left and wasn't sure what to choose. I will probably end up giving this to a friend as I have already tried it before.

Overall, for the skincare lovers this edit was definitely a good one. I am intrigued to see what difference Blue Plasma makes to my cleansing routine though!

Beth x

Relaxing with the LUSH Home For Christmas Giftset

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Firstly, yes I know Christmas was around 3 months ago and this post is really rather late and I apologise for that, but I really wanted to post about it regardless of the date as you can still get some of the products I think. Secondly, this was a gift from my boyfriend. Which means the poor soul dragged himself into Lush, chose a gift he liked the smell of and lived to tell the tale! So I am very proud of him because that's no easy feat for a guy and he managed to pick a gift with products I really like too!

LUSH Home For Christmas Giftset

Home for Christmas features three of Lush's most calming products, in my opinion. A shower gel, a body lotion and a bar of soap. I don't tend to use bars of soap for washing myself as I have a huge collection of shower gels that I need to get through. Instead I use bars of soap to clean my brushes with as Lush soaps don't seem to dry out my hands and they clean my brushes really thoroughly.

LUSH Home For Christmas Giftset

First up in the box was a new product for Christmas 2016 which was the Sleepy body lotion. If I remember rightly this shares its scent with the Twilight family, so it's a calming lavender apparently designed to help you sleep. I haven't started using it yet as I have about 4 different body lotions/butters on the go so I'm trying to be good. Rose Jam is usually a Christmas exclusive, however it can be found year round in the Rosie gift set. It smells like Turkish delight in my opinion rather than some rose products which smell like grandmas. (If you know what I mean.) Finally is Serendipity soap which also follows the relaxing lavender theme, just this time with chamomile too. This does make my brushes smell amazing, it's an inoffensive smell as you can imagine but it is definitely calming.

Let's be honest, Will did a good job didn't he? Though I might find myself having to share Rose Jam as I know he quite likes the smell!

Beth x

A Benefit Giftset Worth the Money: Pinky Galore

Saturday, 11 March 2017
I'll be honest, this wasn't a purchase I was expecting to make just after Christmas when I had no money. However, I made an exception due to its outstanding contents and my lack of self restraint. This is only a short post but I'm sure there will be reviews on the way soon!

Benefit Pinky Galore Giftset

To me the tin is a little strange but it is quite large and will fit quite a few cotton pads in, don't you think. Now it wasn't the cheapest of gift sets but that didn't stop me; it was on sale for £39.50, which is quite steep but I had a discount code which took off 20%. So I actually paid £31.60 which is pretty good for the products that were in the set. Two are full size and two samples but sadly don't think that this is on sale anymore.

Benefit Pinky Galore Giftset

As you can see the set included a FULL SIZE!! Dandelion Blush and POREfessional as well as deluxe samples of Roller Lash and Benetint. POREfessional on it's own is £26 and Dandelion is £24.50 so the set is good value for money, even without the discount. You may have seen a similar set in Girls Gone WOW! which was the same price and this came with full size POREfessional, They're Real and then some other minis but I decided not to go for that one. I rarely wear blush, but Dandelion is my go to so it had to be Pinky Galore, also I had so many mascaras on the go I didn't need to start another. (See, there's sensible Beth kicking in!)

Overall, this kit was definitely the best fit for me simply because of Dandelion, also POREfessional is a fan favourite which I do indeed love as well. I can't say I'm a fan of Benetint as I don't find tints work for me, however Roller Lash is going into my sample size draw ready for a sunny holiday (which I probably won't be going on *sad Beth* someone take me away??) Anyway let me know your favourites from Benefit and bits I should try ASAP!

Beth x

Origins Superstar Giftset; Want to Try Before You Buy?

Wednesday, 8 March 2017
I've been going a little skincare crazy lately. I've been trying loads of bits that I have in drawers or that have come in beauty boxes etc. For Christmas I asked for the Origins Superstar gift set and my auntie (another makeup/skincare lover,) kindly gifted it to me, and it is amazing.

Origins Superstar Giftset
The kit itself comes with seven origins minis, none of which I have tried before which made it all the better. As I write this the Modern Friction face scrub has sadly gone walkabout in my room somewhere, however, it is a wonderfully gentle way of exfoliating. If you have sensitive skin this is definitely the scrub for you. I'll be honest I was most excited to try the much loved Clear Improvement charcoal face mask. I get rather a large amount of breakouts during a certain time of the month and I'm not a particular fan, I've tried many treatments to sort this and so far I think this is one of the best. I find it reduces redness and after a few days the breakouts have reduced or have completely disappeared. I quite enjoy multi-masking with this, I put it around my tzone and then I use the Drink Up Intensive mask over the rest of my face. The mini Make a Difference hand cream is the perfect size for me to take to work, if I've been washing up this completely replenishes the moisture in my hands and stops them feeling dry and horrible.
Origins Superstar Giftset
Checks and Balances is a minty orange smelling face wash, because of its size it is the perfect face wash to take travelling. It lathers up nicely and leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean. The GinZing eye cream is amazing, I rarely use an eye cream as I forget and also I'm lazy but this is converting me. It has a slight iridescence to it which works to brighten the under eye and it depuffs them a little. It has the same scent as the GinZing energy boosting moisturiser which completely hydrates my face, now it's not as hydrating as Clinique Moisture Surge which feels like I've thrown water at my face, but it's up there. Side note, if you can, try the GinZing tinted moisturiser too because that is one of my favourite summer products. Finally the High Potency Night-A-Mins cream is a mineral enriched night cream which shares the same orangey smell of most of the other products. I'll be honest, I rarely use a night cream I just grab my day cream and apply a bit more on overnight and it hasn't been working badly, but I do really think that a night cream makes a difference. It seems a lot more nourishing which works for me as I hate my dry flaky skin!

Overall, this kit is an excellent way to try out Origins skincare, more skincare brands need to offer sets like this, and not just at Christmas either. My favourites from the set have to be the Clear Improvement mask and also the GinZing eye cream, I'm going to be hard pushed not to repurchase the mask as it is clearing my breakouts very well. I'll be testing this out further and may write a post on the products I'm planning to repurchase, because by then I'll know if they've reached holy grail status or not!

Beth x

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Saturday, 4 March 2017
If you think back to around a month ago on my blog, you will remember that I did a Valentine's Day Gift Guide for him. Today is similar except it is for Mother's Day (which is on the 26th of March this year!) I've compiled a list of 23 gift ideas including: food, home, beauty and fragrance ideas. They're quite an inexpensive list of bits with a few exceptions so I hope my picks inspire you!

Mother's Day Gift Guide

I've already bought my mum's mother's day present, though I might pop to Lush and grab her (and me,) a few bits of the collection because we deserve it. 

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

I hope I've given you few ideas for Mother's Day and maybe also reminded you it was coming up soon. Let me know what you go for!

Beth x