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  • Best Cruelty Free Beauty Advent Calendars 2019

    BEST CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS 2019

    Hey guys!

    I’ve left this years post a little late because life has been super hectic! But here is compilation of the best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019, which includes makeup AND skincare!! I’ve included the best ones that I think are worth buying in the list, AKA best value for money! read more

    Beauty, Makeup
    / 11/07/2019
  • Botanics All Bright Soothing Eye Makeup Remover – Review

    botanics all bright eye makeup remover

    Botanics kindly sent me some products over the past few months, and I am finally getting round to giving them a proper review (Is proper even a word? I’m going to use it anyway). Keep reading to find out what I think about the Botanics all bright soothing eye makeup remover.

     

    I posted about me using the eye makeup remover over on my Instagram stories (now available to watch in my highlights) and I got a positive response. I asked you guys if you would like a more detailed review, and the mass vote was yes. How could I say no eh?

    ~Keep scrolling for an update~

    I’ll be completely honest, at first I thought it was micellar water, so I went to town and poured it religiously on my cotton pad. Mistake number one! Less was definitely more. I had to shake the bottle vigourosly to mix the contents in the bottle, because it was a bi-phase product.

    What is bi-phase?

    Bi-phase products basically contain two separate formulas inside them that don’t mix well, and sit on top of each other instead of merging. But when you give the product a good shake, they merge enough to be used. This is the whole concept behind bi-phase products, which generally comprise of an oil based layer and a water based layer. This makes it easier for makeup removal because the oil would break down the products, and the water based would give a good clean and maybe moisturise. This would depend entirely on the ingredients used, and formulas created.

    What did it feel like?

    Oily. I’m not 100% sure if it felt a bit grim because i’m not used to it, but it didn’t spark my fancy. I did use it on part of my face, and it felt a lot more comfortable. I think it’s just one of them products where you’d play around with how much to use till you find the perfect amount.

    Would I use it again?

    Yes, I do like that it has the two formulas inside, it saves me a step in my makeup removing routine where I’d first go in with coconut oil to break down my makeup. But, on the eyes it just felt a little much. From now on I’ll be using a lot less of the makeup remover, and focus on building it up instead.

    What about it being ‘all-brightening’?

    Well, it’s an eye makeup remover. I’m not expecting it to make any differences to be quite honest with you. I wouldn’t buy the product for this purpose, only for it’s bi-phase content and pretty packaging. If I wanted to focus on brightening my eye area, I’d use the

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    Beauty, Skincare
    / 07/21/2018
  • Collection Highlight, Blush & Bronze : Review

    Collection highlight blush bronze trio

    I got tired of rummaging through my makeup bag trying to find my NYX contour duo, highlighter and blush individually, and finding a cruelty free trio that was affordable seemed near to impossible. But alas, Collection to the rescue. Let’s get crackin’ and review the Collection Highlight, Blush and Bronze trio.

    First thoughts

    Let me start by saying that Collection are cruelty free, which is a huge plus. I only use cruelty free cosmetics and skincare, so finding something affordable and travel friendly was great! I was happy that I could get everything in one little package, all three (highlighter, blusher and bronzer) help frame your face and contour which is all the rave in the beauty community. I’ve received a trip before as part of a Christmas gift set, but the bronzer was shimmery which is a huge let down, the collection one was matte (YAY).

    Price tag

    Collection being a drugstore brand means their products are more affordable than high street alternatives, but their cosmetics won’t even make a dent in your purse. Unless you decide to buy all the products they produce (I admittedly got excited and made use of the Boots 3 for 2 offer).

    The big question is, how much was it? £4.99. 

    Yup.

    Under a fiver!

    Application and pigment

    But Madiha, is it any good?

    Short answer? yes! The trio has been a bit of a game changer for me. I love the pigment of the trio, the blush isn’t too dark, the bronzer is buildable, and the highlight is the perfect amount of shimmer! All three can be built up to your liking, and are picked up pretty easily with brushes. I use the fan brush for highlight, face curve brush or face paint brush for bronzer, and the

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    Beauty, Makeup
    / 06/20/2018
  • Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara – Review

    The most anticipated mascara of Winter 2017 is out and I’m here to tell you whether it really worth is the hype. Continue reading to find out wether the mascara really makes your lashes super long and super fat!
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    Beauty
    / 01/25/2018
  • 26 Cruelty Free Advent Calendars 2017

    Christmas is just around the corner (kind of), and you know what that means. ADVENT CALENDARS! I’ve compiled a list of cruelty free advent calendars, specifically beauty advent calendars, starting at only £10.99.

    * Full disclosure: This post may include affiliate or referral links which means I may get commission. This does not cost you anything whatsoever and will help keep this website running * read more

    Beauty, Lifestyle
    / 11/08/2017
  • Organic skincare brand – itreatskin – Review

    I was introduced to this Instafamous brand a couple of weeks ago and wanted to use the products like I normally would in order to give a completely honest answer, and that time has come! Keep reading for organic and cruelty free skincare.

    NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are completely my own.

    Admittedly I was very sceptical about the brand, I’d personally never heard of it but the founder (who I met at an event) had me sold! I purchased a moisturiser and baby balm (and other goodies) and have been using them since!

    Check out their Instagram page here!

    Here’s what you should know about iTreatSkin

    • They are cruelty free
    • Vegan friendly
    • They don’t use alcohol in their products
    • 100% organic
    • They make their products at home (for now!)

    Read how they got started and their story

    here!  read more

    Beauty
    / 10/25/2017