Tuesday 19 May 2020

In Quarantine | My Mum Does My Makeup

Hey lovelies!

When my mum offered to do my makeup in quarantine, I had zero problems with letting her take the lead and paint my face the way that she thought best. My mum is definitely one of those people who believes in "less is more" so I was highly prepared to have a "no makeup" makeup look but nevertheless, I gave her a variety of products in case she wanted to branch out a little.

To my surprise, she decided to try out a look that was super similar to what I would normally wear and throughout the entire process she took such care in making sure that she picked the right colours and making sure she blended everything in correctly. I must say however that she loved to blame the product whenever something didn't look quite right and it was so funny to watch!

I don't think that I tend to buy cheaply made products but I am starting to wonder if maybe it would be worth me branching out a little and purchasing some high-end products - it could do my makeup routine a world of good! I have no idea what the most perfect routine would consist of but it may very well be that I am missing a few products that would make my makeup look or feel so much better on my skin. Regardless of that, I think that my mum did such an amazing job and who knows, maybe in the future she can try out her "no makeup" makeup look on me!

Be sure to let me know what you think at my mum's first attempt at doing my makeup, did she do a good job? Would you let one of your parents do your makeup in or after quarantine? I want to hear your thoughts!



Tuesday 5 May 2020

First Impressions: Bali Body Self Tan Remover | AD

Hey lovelies!

Nobody hates a tanning disaster more than me and I've only ever self tanned once in my life so that's saying something! I feel as though once is all it takes to really solidify any opinions you have on tanning and I knew from the start that a build up of tan was one of the things that I wanted to definitely avoid.

So, let's begin with a little storytime for you: I recently tanned my body with the Bali Body Gradual Tan (for which a review will be coming soon) and clever old me thought it would be a good idea to apply the tan straight onto my hands rather than using the excess product and blending it nicely along the top of my hands and along my fingers. I'm sure you can see where I went wrong...and of course for days after I was walking around the house with this uneven tan on my hands that had settled very well into every dry patch it could find on my regularly-washed-in-quarantine-hands.
After about 4 days of having to see my hands look like they had been dipped in mud and seeing them slowly but surely fading in some parts and not others (the dry patches were stubbornly not letting the product go), I decided that enough was enough. I grabbed the Self Tan Remover and Exfoliating Mitt from Bali Body's Vegan self tan range and let the wonderful pair work their magic!

First off, I have to say that the Self Tan Remover is a god send for first timers like me! The fact that this product can work so well both with and without the exfoliating mitt to gently remove your tan with only a 5 minute processing time before you can wipe or rinse away your old tan is what makes it so special. I was not expecting it to work so quickly, let alone remove the stubborn product that was clinging to my dry skin.

What's more, the oh so lovely combination of the Rose Water scent and the key ingredients in the tan remover (Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, Glycerin and Cucumber Extract) helped to ensure that even though I was exfoliating the top layer of my skin, I was replacing what was being removed with pure nourishment! I was pleasantly surprised by how easy the entire process was from start to finish and now that the rest of my tan is getting older, I have zero hesitation that this product will be my go-to when renewing my body back to its pale self haha!

Take a look at the video below to see me become fresh and tanless!

Be sure to let me know if you will be picking this product up to solve all of your old tan/build-up of tan issues, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it too!


Saturday 2 May 2020

Spring Playlist 2020

Hey lovelies!

I never feel as though it is an easy task to condense my favourite songs of the season into a list of just 20 but I force myself to do it especially for you! I must admit, as cliche as it sounds, music really does make the world go round - with just one note at the start of the song, you're able to tune into a particular kind of mood or emotion and some of us are lucky enough (maybe unlucky enough depending on the song or the moment) to be reminded of a former time in our lives.

I don't know if I'll ever look back on this playlist and think that all these songs remind me of the 2020 quarantine but maybe they'll remind me of what kept me going, what made me happy, what made me sad and what was my escape from the boredom and the anxiety that was so tightly wrapped around the entire situation. I can't promise that these songs will give you a form of escape but if one of them becomes your favourite song for a little while then I'll be happy.

Here goes nothing...

1. Break My Heart - Dua Lipa
2. Breathe - Years & Years
3. Like A Rodeo - Kane Brown
4. Simple - Florida Georgia Line
5. Like Strangers Do - AJ Mitchell
6. Supalonely - BENEE
7. Roses (Imanbek Remix) - SAINt JHN
8. Hard To Forget - Sam Hunt
9. Like That - Doja Cat
10. Ride It - Regard
11. death bed (coffee for your head) - Powfu
12. Used To Be - AJ Mitchell
13. React - The Pussycat Dolls
14. If The World Was Ending - Jp Saxe
15. Beer Can't Fix - Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi
16. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Whithers
17. King of Wishful Thinking - Go West
18. City of Angels - 24kgoldn
19. Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi
20. I Like Me Better - Lauv

...and there we go! Let me know what songs you've been loving lately in the comment section down below and I hope you have a wonderful day - make sure to stay safe, stay home and stay positive!

Sending love to you all right now!