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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Summer Skincare Routine using Nivea*

Recently, I was added to Nivea Family which I'm very grateful about as Nivea is one of my favourite skincare brands. Therefore I was kindly sent a package containing some of their new Urban Skincare range. So I have been testing out the Urban Skincare range alongside some other Nivea products that I already own. To create a full skincare routine using Nivea; which is effective and makes your skin lovely and clean.

To start with the cleanse; I either use the MicellAir Professional Micellar Water or
the Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes* dependent on my mood haha. 
MicellAir Professional Micellar Water is lovely micellar water to get all your makeup off and leaving your face lovely a fresh. I have tried both the usual and the waterproof one and love them both. So small amount on 2 large oval pads is perfect for cleansing the whole face. 
Usually, when I'm tired or if I'm travelling I use the Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes as they are easy to use and gets all my makeup off including my heavy makeup and lots of mascara. I haven't used wipes in ages, however as they are 100% plant fibres and the fragrant is lovely as well. 

Next, I use the 3-in-1 Urban Skin Detox Clay Wash*; this is a wash, scrub and mask all in one. A small pea amount of the clay wash is enough to wash your whole face and leaves your face sparkling and wash haha. I tend to use it in the evening, after cleansing but also sometimes in the morning to leave more refreshed. I usually use this as a mask once a week; I usually apply it on a dry face and using the PMD Clean* device to equally distribute the prodcut on my face but you can ust use your hands. Then leave it for 5 mins and wash it off with warm water. 

I use this only once a week and then I use the Peel off Urban Skin Detox Mask*. Both the Detox Mask and the Clay Wash contains Black Rice and Green Tea extract which are both lovely on the skin and leaves your skin feeling radiant. I do love this on a pamper evening and I love that it's peeling.

Finally for moisturiser; for the mornings I use my trusty Day Essentials Moisturising Day Cream*. I was kindly sent another one but I have been using this for years, a lovely light moisturiser which leaves your skin so smooth and a lovely makeup base. The added SPF 15 is a bonus, protecting your skin from the sun throughout the day. 
Then for the evening, I use my current favourite night cream; the Pure and Natural Night Cream. It's a lovely and rich cream which leaves your face lovely and soft. And your makeup applies gorgeously the next morning and adds a summer glow to the skin.

The combination of these products makes your skin lovely and clean, cleansing all the makeup off and has helped me preventing blemishes. As all these products are Nivea they are super affordable and can get from your local shop. I would highly recommend all these products.

Hope you like this post and hope you have a lovely day!

Please comment on your favourite Nivea prodcuts? 

Sarah X

*This post contains gifted products as I'm part of the Nivea family as well as working with PMD*

Monday, 17 June 2019

Mid-Year Beauty Favourites 2019

Happy Monday!  It's nearly half way through 2019, so I wanted to share a few of the makeup products that I have been loving the past few month. This year I have loved trying a range of new products as well as other products in my collection.

I do love warmer tone shades on my lids, especially as I'm green-eyed. So Morphe 35O2 Palette is the perfect palette for me. As the palette has a range of warm shades; browns, red, glitters and mattes. Perfect for day time and night, as well as transitioning looks throughout the day.
It wouldn't be me if I didn't mention at least one product which is Charlotte Tilbury. This is quite a new purchase but already one of my favourite palettes is the Charlotte Tilbury 'Dreamgasm' Palette. I have been looking at this palette for a while but finally treated myself to it. It's a gorgeous quad with rose gold, copper and champagne shades which are my fave. I think this is also a lovely travel palette for the upcoming months.

Liquid eyeshadow is a lovely, quick and easy way to apply eyeshadow. The Zoella X Colourpop Bellini Eyeshadow is a lovely dupe for the Stila Glitter and Glow in Bronzed Bell. Perfect for a quick look, this with a bit of bronzer in the crease is a great everyday look. The formulation is lovely and sparkly, with the sponge applicator it's to apply and blend.

After seeing a lot of recommendations; I purchased the Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer and love it! The coverage for the price is amazing! I use this for either a foundation on the days when I want a quick makeup look or a concealer for a fuller makeup face / to cover blemishes or dark undereye circles.

This past year I have really got into glosses. I love the look of them over a nude lipstick to finish off a look; 2 of my faves are the NYX Butter 'Tiramisu' Gloss and Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer.
NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu is a 'your lips but better' shade, with a gorgeous formulation. The pink tones which I love and the formulation isn't sticky and doesn't cling onto dry patches. The CT pillowtalk lip liner and this gloss is a lovely everyday look. The Fenty Beauty gloss is a lovely shimmering rose nude shade, which is like my lips but better sort of shade. It looks stunning on the lips and the packaging is lovely.

Hope you like this post,

Please comment your favourite prodcuts so far this year.

Sarah X


Monday, 10 June 2019

Its All About The Brows...

Brows are a personal thing, I only started to do my brows a few years ago since getting rid of my block fringe. I quickly found out brows are a practice makes perfect sort of thing; sometimes are twins sometimes sisters. So in this post, I wanted to share a few of the products I love for my brows and how I maintain their shape. 

Brow Kit

Technically this was a present for Christmas from my Aunt and Uncle but my kit is really cute with an angled brush, tweezers and brush. This is lovely for travel, especially with the zoomed mirror is really great for tweezering the brows. I have never got my brows done professionally, just me with some tweezers to shape them and I think they look okay haha. The brush is useful for the days when you have too much product on the brush and they are slightly dark. So the brush helps to tone them down a bit.

Rimmel Brow Palette

As you can tell from the photo I have used this palette a fair amount since the powder has hit pan. The palette contains a powder and a wax so a mix of the two can create your perfect brow shade. I do use the cheap brush in the palette just for convenience, but Any angled brush would work. The first thing that attracted me to this palette was the quality for the price as the palette is under £5 and Rimmel is a brand that I love and trust. The packaging is fairly basic but it hasn't cracked or broken and I have travelled a fair amount so I don't mind the simple packaging.

Benefit 'Gimme Brow' and 'Ready, Set, Brow'

Benefit has a lovely range of brow products and all such great quality; two of my favourites are the 'Gimme Brow' and 'Ready, Set, Brow'. Both of these are brows gels; with Gimme Brow being tinted and 'Ready, Set, Brow' being a clear gel. So Gimme Brow is great for really quick and easy makeup just a brush through and you are ready or on the other hand the days where you want fuller brows. The 'Ready, Set, Brow' is lovely for an everyday brow to keep the shape all day long. At the moment I only own the minis from magazines with the hope to purchase in the near future.

Hope you like this post and it would be lovely if you could comment on what your favourite brow products are as I would love some more,

Sarah X

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

My Past Week in Lipsticks #11

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a lovely day, in today's post I wanted to share some of my favourite lipsticks that I have been wearing the past week. Every day I try and wear a different lipstick, as I've got quite a big collection I would like to use them!


I do love a hydrating lipstick as well as a pink lip, the YSL Rouge Volupte 047 is the best of both worlds. The packaging is also stunning, with the gold and the YSL logo brand. The formulation is lovely, definitely not a longlasting lip shade but I love it!


On Tuesday I went for my new favourite lip combo; Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Liner, Charlotte Tilbury English Beauty Lipstick and NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu. It creates a gorgeous pink lip which makes your lips look plump and lovely haha.



On the days I wear quite plain makeup/lazy makeup I reach for my Clinique Super Strawberry Chubby Stick. I love the hydrating formulation and the red pigmentation; a soft bold lip. The pointed application makes it also really nice to apply.


I have really got into my lipglosses recently, Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer has been one of my go tos. A lovely natural gloss - your lips but better but it's lovely that it suits every skin tone. And the formulation isn't sticky so your hair doesn't get stuck haha.


As I have previously mentioned I do love pink lipstick and MAC Brave is a gorgeous spring pink shade. The matte formation is lovely and goes with most of my makeup looks, its a slightly darker pink which is lovely. I do love the bullet MAC lipstick packaging.


After not wearing liquid lipsticks for a while, I found my NYX Lip Lingerie 'Bedtime Flirt' and fell back in love with it. Lovely pink shade and the formulation isn't drying and longlasting therefore perfect for days where I'm out all day.


Sunday was a chilled relaxing day so a nude pink lip was my go-to - Rimmel 45 Lipstick is definitely one of my most used lipstick. Gorgeous nude and lovely formulation and the pink packaging is an added bonus!

Hope you like this post and have a lovely day!

Please comment on your favourite lipsticks,

Sarah X

Monday, 3 June 2019

June Goals 2019

Happy Monday! Hope you are all well and are having a lovely day. Can't believe its June, nearly halfway through 2019 already. Tomorrow I also finish my first year of uni which is crazy! Meaning I have literally 4 months of summer, so in today's post, I want to share some of my goals for the upcoming months. 

> Blogging: I do love my little blog so I would love to put some more effort into it over the summer. As I felt like posts have been less frequent etc, therefore having more time means more and better posts. 

> Spending lots of time with friends: I'm lucky enough to some gorgeous friends both at home and uni. And I can't wait to spend some time with my home friends soon; with days out, meals etc. To great lovely memories together. 

>  Improve my physical and mental health: it's linked for me as I'm quite a self-conscious person about my appearance so losing weight and toning up for summer will hopefully help with that. Exercise is also really good for you, I recently purchased the Carly Rowen Get Gorgeous Guide and hopefully that will help me on my journey. 

> Travel: I've already got one holiday this summer which I'm looking forward to, it's right at the end of summer. But I would love to go to some more places as travelling is one of my favourite things. I love experiencing new cultures, foods and making lots of memories.

> Enjoying the weather: England has had gorgeous weather recently, but as I've had exams I've been inside most of the day revising so spending time in the sun is something I've been looking forward to. 

Hope you like this post and have a lovely month!

Please comment on your goals for the upcoming months.

Sarah X
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