#GerardCosmetics I’m loving this month

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This month I’ve been incredibly fortunate to be able to try out some incredible products. I am on their PR list and I do have an affiliate code.

However I’m under no obligation to post and share my love for them. I choose to do this on my own, as they are incredible products and very affordable too.

Yes I have an affiliate code, (SIRENMOONBEE) Which ive yiu 30% sitewide, however if you are in the UK like me, I suggest to you via BeautyBay my code only works on the official Gerard Cosmetics but I understand my UK readers will find it cheaper and easier to order inside the UK.

As you can see I’m getting a fairly large and well used items. Some are new to try out, such as the highlighter which I know already I’m definitely buying again and again!! I got Grace star powder available here a beautiful golden glow, subtle but there, my new found LOVE.

I also made sure I tried the much raved about lip pencils. And I’m so glad I did. I chose #Cher #SugarAndSpice #Ecstasy #MelrosePlace all various pinky nudes and perfectly me, no matter the occasion. I do prefer subtle make up, muted even as mostly it’s day wear. Buy them here Cher is here

Ecstasy is here

Melrose Place is here

Sugar And Spice is here

For lipsticks I decided against another Hydra Matte as I know I love them, and will return to them once mine are all gone, instead I bought a #LyricaCollab James Gloss which is deliciously dark and seductive. You can buy here

I love the light and mirror that comes with these glosses, so I had to get another gloss but in pink, to occasionally brush over the lip pencil colours. I got #PinkFrosting you can buy Here

And because I LOVE liquid lipsticks I had to try the #RoseGold Metallic liquid lipstick, and it’s even better than I imagined. Buy it Here

To finish off I bought the Stastruck Palette, I believe it’s for highlighting, but I’m going to use mine as eyeshadow, as they shimmer and shine so beautiful. When used wet with Mac primer the copper shade is breathtakingly beautiful. You can can one Here

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11 weeks post op #hipreplacement #glossybox

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Urgh! I hate being ill, it’s so boring. Lately I can’t even focus on the TV, let alone binge watch Netflix. I’m just staring at the box, like a zombie at the moment.

You think you can catch up with reading or tv shows, while resting in bed. But the truth is, it’s almost impossible to hold a conversation, let alone follow a decent plot line in a book or on screen.

My only bonus is I’ve been taking ibuprofen 400mg tablets x 3 a day, and my hands have massively improved. Could be related or could just be as it was time for the flare to go down? Though hip is the opposite, the pain levels are high in the hip, really achy and stiff. But likewise that could be from me avoiding moving.

It’s no surprise I’ve not done anything, literally nothing for 2 days. I’m giving myself time to heal, and get over this virus. So instead here is my March #Glossybox hope it cheers me up!

I have no idea why I decided to start the subscription up again, and I’ll be honest the second I opened this box, I promptly cancelled it once more!!

It’s not that it’s bad as it’s not, but the #BellaPierre lipstick kiss proof creme is a deep burgundy, purple so I can’t wear it. My daughter now has it. Full size £20.00

#bybibeauty Plumper Lip Balm is lovely but tiny 10ml so at least it’s useful, but I’m not overwhelmed. Full size £9.00

#Laritzy Dew Pot Utopia highlighter pot, again a bit underwhelming. I’ve seen much better highlighters and it’s a creme which I don’t use. Full size £15.30

My favourite products ended up being the #essence You better work! Fixing spray, which has held my make up well when working out, or going to hydrotherapy. Full size £3.50

Finally we have another good staple product #TheBodyShop Shea Butter body butter in a deluxe mini (it’s a fair size) which would cost £6.00

Overall I thought it was pants compared to look fantastic boxes. And it seems to fall into a trap of same ole brands to use. If my daughter’s had received this box, she’d be over the moon though. So maybe it’s just me. Least I can use the Shea Body Butter while I feel grossly poorly, to make myself feel a bit better.

Day 64 #GerardCosmetics

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First things first I received these as a PR package, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I do have an affiliate code in which I would earn a small commission from.

But before I get into what I received, let me tell you how today’s been. It’s been PANTS!! I’m not feeling physio this week, I have low energy (no reason why really) and ALL my joints hurt. Curse you #EhlersDanlosSyndrome

I have started to get back into a routine with putting make up on, back into my skincare and generally looking after myself once more. It’s so easy to fall in a trap of not caring.

Especially when you aren’t leaving the house 95% of the week, and working out a lot too.

I definitely don’t wear make up to #Hydrotherapy or while I do #Physio at home. So my interest had dropped over Jam, Feb and up until now really.

That said I have a wonderful bundle I was sent from Gerard Cosmetics

I got Hollywood Blvd Glitter Lipstick. ( Love this the most, I already have Swipe Right Glitter Lipstick. I love the sparkle they give) Good staying power too!

Rodeo Lipstick. A dusky hue of Pink, I love the creamy texture, and femininity of the colour.

Vintage Rose Lipstick. A real English rose look, it’s exactly what it says it is. Perfect day wear colour this spring.

Divalicious (Lighted) yes seriously it lights up and you have a handy mirror! Lip gloss. (This impresses me so much with the Light, clubbing gloss wearing just got easier!!) Again quite dusky pink, hint of mauve.

Pouty Princess (Lighted) Lip gloss, well the name sold it too me really. (I go for similar colours as they suit me best. So brighter pink, but so cute,. Almost retro vibe) again this is Lighted and has a Mirror too.

Kiss Assist Lip Plumper, I really don’t like lip plumpers as a rule, as they hurt me. (Especially soap & glory) like a million wasps are on my lips. however I wanted to try and I’m so glad I did, as this has NO sting, only tingle, and cooling. I didn’t feel too sticky either. And it looks lovely on top of the lipsticks too.

Super booster whitening pen, I’ve not tried it yet, as I’m awaiting a good occasion or event to go to to make it worth it. But I do hear excellent reviews on this.

Lastly I had to get #GCSquad Merch as I fully support Jennifer Gerard and her cosmetics brand, the team have been wonderful to me, so warm, so friendly, and super supportive too.

Thank you everyone, and if you do want to order you can use my link here and get 30% off your entire order. This ships from the USA so be mindful of customs and shipping. But to all my USA buddies, you’ll find shipping good for you.

Even #Zoella latest range is shipping from the US now, as it’s becoming more popular to have American brands popularity grow over here in the UK.

Day 25 skincare routine

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Now it’s no surprise that I’ve not really been into skincare as such since surgery, as standing at the mirror and sink, is harder than you think.

I have however been using quick and easy holy grails, such as the #NipFab Dragons blood cleansing pads (these are a godsend)

Quick easy and fuss free pads, make my skin feel refreshed, super clean and nurtured too.

I use one of these two after the #NipFab depending on time of day, so daytime I opt for the #Ren Evercalm Day cream, a thicker creamy moisturizer, feels spa like and with essential oils.

Then in the evening #Inkey Hyaluronic Acid Serum for that super hydrating feel that can sit on the skin all night. This is my favourite of all time!!

A while back I would this cream on a competition held by a fellow beauty blogger. And this balm is an absolute lifesaver. I’ve used on my husband’s burnt fingers and I’m currently using on my scar! It’s thick like vaseline, it creates a protective barrier that’s waterproof, while healing the scar too. It’s a dream.

For lips and dry patches on heels, and it’s lovely. Usually lip balms for me make you use them continuously after the first go. But this one, you can use once, and your lips don’t go super dry afterwards. It’s solid version of #Palmers Cocoa Butter.

For my legs, the compression stockings cause such reptile skin, constantly dry and flaky skin. I use #Ameliorate Exfoliating Cream, I once got it in a subscription box, and then because I loved it so, my husband bought me a larger one for my birthday in July. I’ve deliberately saved it until now to use. And it’s perfect for this post surgery recovery. A touch of pampering when you feel so dull and drained.

#Blogmas 2018 week 3 #No7adventcalendar

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Just how fast this month has gone has shocked me, on week 3 before I know it. And not long until the big day itself.

Day 15

I believe it’s a travel size foundation brush. Super soft and sturdy, I’m glad i got this.
This versatile brush can be used with powders of any kind: it’s your make up bag multi-tasker. Perfect for use with powders, bronzers or blush, the smaller head of this brush makes it easy to control the amount of powder you are applying, for buildable coverage.
Dip in your favourite No7 powder, tap the handle to remove any excess, and apply.
Spot clean your brush regularly with No7 Make-Up Brush Cleanser. Deep clean your brush monthly with warm soapy water. Rinse well, reshape and leave flat to dry.
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Day 16

I have a blusher in honey, nice cool toned shade, should suit my skin tone.

Match Made Powder Blushers contain a unique blend of micro-powders for a velvety smooth application, as well as Vitamin E to care and condition.

How to use

For Best Results:

Sweep on to the cheeks using a blusher brush for an even, buildable colour.

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Day 17

It’s a Stay Perfect Eye Pencil in gold, I’m sure to get lots of use out of this one. Especially during Christmas.

No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencils glide on easily and give intense colour that stays put all day.

The silky smooth texture gives long lasting colour that stays put for up to 12 hours, eyes look wider, brighter and impactful.

Hypo-allergenic. Waterproof.

How to use

Glide No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencils on to top and bottom lids for defined eyes.

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Day 18

Sees another pencil but one for the lips instead, in the prettiest nude shade. I’m new to lip pencils but I’m loving them.
No7 Precision Lips Pencil is a soft and smooth moisturising pencil for ultimate lip definition. Sharpener included to help maintain a perfect point
Hypo-allergenic

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Day 19

And it’s a deep wine Gel finish nail varnish 4ml
Our patented technology makes the polish tough and flexible to help prevent chipping and improve ease of application to help acheive a streak free finish.
Complete coverage in just one stroke, with outstanding and durable gel finish. Helps to smooth and plump nails so natural ridges can’t be seen, for best results use in combination with the top coat.
Rich Colour, pay off in one coat. Plumps and volumises in 2 coats.

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Day 20

It’s a Protect and Perfect Intense Night cream 25ml and this I’m really looking forward to using over winter.

Advanced protection & perfection for visibly younger looking skin.
Smooth the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles and help your skin recover from the day.
Created to work in harmony with your skin’s natural night time repair processes, it’s the perfect partner to our Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum. They have been formulated to be used together to deliver even better anti-ageing results. Supercharged by Matrixyl 3000 Plus. Our unique and most concentrated peptide technology to target deep lines and wrinkles with more power.
Contains Double Defence Technology, No7’s most advanced night time protection against the damaging effects of free radicals generated from sun and environmental stress during the day.
Retinyl palmitate is No7’s age-defying pro-retinol ingredient of choice. It supports the skin renewal process to reduce the key visible signs of ageing, while being mild enough to be suitable for sensitive skin.

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Day 21

It’s a lipstick, not in the lip pencil shade though. This is Autumn Whisper 505.

No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick gives intensely pigmented colour that lasts for up to 8 hours, while leaving your lips feeling comfortable and hydrated

Picking your Perfect Lip Colour

Colour effect – Intense Colour

Benefits – Long Lasting & Hypo-allergenic.

Finish – Matte/Semi-Satin

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#Blogmas 2018 week 2 #No7AdventCalendar

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Not quite sure how the days have ran away with me if I’m honest. My head hasn’t actually been into Christmas even though I’ve got a calendar to count down the days.

It’s like its not even real? I have ALL the wrapping to do, and writing of cards too. Hell I’ll admit it, we don’t have a tree up.

In our defence, I’ve been super poorly ok ok regular poorly, and very busy other days too. So it’s been tiring and the thought of getting it down south so exhausting.

Day 8

I got some much needed slanted blade tweezers in gold tone. Small travel sized.
High performance No7 Slanted Tweezers with ultra precise tips.
For Best Results: Always tweeze in direction of hair growth, one hair at a time.

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Day 9

I got the most exciting product for me, an airbrush primer. I love primers, and I’m always on the hunt to try more. And I got full size at 30ml
No7 Airbrush Away Primer for days when you want your skin to look flawless and your makeup to apply perfectly.
Pores and fine lines appear to disappear and wrinkles are put in to soft focus leaving your skin perfectly smooth and even all day.
Contains hyaluronic acid moisture locking spheres to help soften the appearance of fine lines and smooth the skin.

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Day 10

I got a 15ml Radiant Results daily face polish, so it’s a gentle daily cleanser unlike the previous one which is more weekly instead.
For radiant & healthier looking skin in 1 week.
Gently polish away dull surface skin cells and impurities, to reveal smoother and more even skin in an instant. Formulated with gentle exfoliating particles to refine pores and help skin feel renewed. Leaves skin looking brighter, and feeling soft and revitalised.
Formulated with No7’s Tri-Vit Complex + Red Ginseng.

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Day 11

How cool is this, a lash primer, I’ve always wanted to try one. 7ml and it’s 4 in 1 perfector.
4-in-1 lash perfector
1) When used as a lash tint, lashes look separated and naturally defined
2) When used as a primer it allows smoother mascara application
3) When used as a primer it also improves the volume and length given by mascara
4) When used as a top coat it makes mascara water-resistant* and smudge proof.

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Day 12

Stay perfect eyeliner in black this is a pencil, rather than felt liner. 1.2g
No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencils glide on easily and give intense colour that stays put all day.
The silky smooth texture gives long lasting colour that stays put for up to 12 hours, eyes look wider, brighter and impactful.
Hypo-allergenic. Waterproof

buy here

Day 13

Protect and Perfect Intense Eye Cream 5ml I so need this badly, so it’s been a welcome sight.
Advanced protection & perfection for visibly younger looking skin. Smooth the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles and help delay new ones with No7’s advanced protecting & renewing eye cream. Supercharged by Matrixyl 3000 Plus, our unique and most concentrated peptide technology to target deep lines and wrinkles with more power. Especially designed for the delicate area around your eyes, it targets troublesome wrinkles whilst visibly improving dark shadows and puffiness, Contains No7’s best antioxidant protection, Double Defence technology.
Retinyl palmitate is No7’s age-defying pro-retinol ingredient of choice. It supports the skin renewal process to reduce the key visible signs of ageing, while being mild enough to be suitable for sensitive skin.

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Day 14

I got a £10 voucher for a Match Made Moisture drench lipstick, or Stay Perfect Lipstick. So that will be a nice treat to pick one out, a colour of my choice, rather than the typical red you get lumbered with.

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#Blogmas 2018 Christmas gift guide under £20 for her

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We did the boys, so let’s do the girls. Admittedly I found more above this price point, but we can cover that another day.

These are not sponsored, or affiliated, just simply things I’ve personally wanted or bought, or planned to buy for my own daughter’s.

Who doesn’t love Disney, a cute Mickey ears bottle to keep your drink refreshingly cool, perfect gym buddy. £15.00 You can buy yours here

A gorgeous trinket plate, exquisitely designed and with an initial on,in beautiful rose gold. A dressing table centre piece. And surprisingly only £3.99 and you can buy here

New bedding is always a favourite for me, and this double set is so reasonable at £19.99 and it’s unicorn, need I say more. Buy here

Sticking with unicorns here is an extremely cute, snuggly dressing gown, and you can be a unicorn. Easy dressing up outfit at uni too. £16.00 and you can buy here

Zoella bath gifts are always divine, an whether you follow this youtuber or not, you will be sure to love the decadent bubbles, and luxurious pamper session £14.00 and you can buy here

I love hot water bottles, they are the most underrated gift ever. I use mine to snuggle into, for warmth for pain relief, or just to cuddle. And here it’s £16.00 buy it here

Sloths are popular this year, certainly my daughter loves them!! Cute little novelty gift £14.99 buy yours here

No gift guide is complete without a decent Christmas jumper, and this one appealling due to it not being just overtly Christmas, more of a winter pattern. £20.00 buy it here

Pjs are a firm favourite here and though I generally choose fluffy fleece ones, sometimes you need a shorter set, and these are the cutest. £15.00 and in a bag, these are the best and available here

Who doesn’t like a cracker, forget naff jokes and crown that’s too big. A cracker with gifts you actually want from Benefit £13.50 and you can buy it here

That’s it for this post, hope it helps you in some way. Happy shopping

PR package #GerardCosmetics

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Being a UK based blogger I know there’s many a brand that feels out of reach, as they are based in the USA. And Gerard Cosmetics is one of them, or so I thought. Upon investigation more into the brand I saw they shipped internationally and I could easily order away.

After following them on Twitter and more specifically the owner Jennifer Gerard, the more I saw their luscious lipsticks, I knew I’d have to bite the bullet and try them, along with their legendary setting spray!

Here’s their statement on their website.

Gerard Cosmetics is a LA based cosmetics brand that is always pushing the makeup envelope with innovative formulas and beloved colors that have attracted a cult following. With an emphasis on color ,vibrancy and performance, every product was meticulously crafted to add some serious glam to your makeup routine.

The brand boomed in 2014 with the introduction of our popular gold bullet in the shade 1995. We have made it a priority to give our customers exactly what they want and we look to social media for feedback and inspiration from our customers and content creators. Shop our famous Hydra Matte Liquid lipsticks, Slay All Day Setting Sprays and everything you need to pull your look together.

Our passion and attention to detail is reflected in every product. You will swoon over our sleek gold and black packaging and our commitment to cruelty free formulas. We invite you to join the GC Squad, where makeup unites us all.

Jennifer Gerard started an open campagin on women, and men being micro influencers, focusing on the smaller content creators and not just the same problematic few. With this call out, and for mature ladies and gents who love make up, to apply to have pr packages and become part of this gcsquad. And I got lucky!!

So here’s what I bought with my pr credit,

Obviously I got hydra matte liquid lipstick 1995

Glitter lipstick in Swipe Right

And Lip supreme creme in Wild Berry Tarte.

Rose scented Slay all day setting spray

And mist-ified moisturizer facial mist.

And slay all day handheld mirror, which is a godsend.

Honeymoon starlet palette, perfect bronzer and blusher palette.

I’m loving them all, the formula on the Hydra matte lipstick is non drying and lasted me through eating out. The glitter lipstick was my wild card product, I had thoughts that it would feel sticky or chunky, and neither of them came true. It’s a dream to wear, and sparkles so much, it’s a must for party season. A nice alternative to a liquid lipstick, the wild berry supreme creme felt more gloss style and again a different feel to liquid lipsticks, but smells divine and feels so creamy and buttery while wearing it.

The facial mist is a new product for me, it feels refreshing to spray and go, and you know your skin is hydrated all day.

Setting spray, what can I say accept it’s bloody amazing!! I’m eager to try the cucumber one next, make up did not separate like it usually does, and stayed perfectly all day and night. A huge hit with me!!

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*PR box included, and I do have an affiliate code SIRENMOONBEE for 30% off everything!!*

Glossybox UK for November

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I love @glossyboxuk this month it’s packed with goodies

#hudabeauty liquid lipstick in girlfriend, the lightest of all my liquid lipsticks and smells delicious too.

#livingproof perfect hair day dry shampoo, packed ready in my hospital bag, this will be a saving grace when I can’t wash my hair.

#stylondonbeauty eaton palette a perfectly travel sized eyeshadow palette, that’s all the colours for autumn.

#context micro derm regenerator, a cleanser that will gently exfoliate and polish skin, a perfect pick me up while recovering surgery.

#palmers cocoa butter in solid butter formula. A little pot of wonder for scars, lips, extra dry areas. What excellent timing.

#chloe nomad perfume, because why not smell absolutely divine. It’s a combo of oak moss and freesia.
#Glossyboxuk #beautybox #subscriptionbox #monthlybox #30plusfirework

#LookFantastic November box

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#lookfantasticbeautybox #LookFantastic it’s the Nov box and because I paid 3 monthly it’s my last one (I had previously thought it had stopped) it was a pleasant surprise to see it arrive.
So they are embracing the dark nights, the glitz of bonfires and crisp autumn colours. In this dark wonder edition.

#LauraGeller baked gelato swirl highlighter in gilded honey, I’m not a highlight person, but I bet this will make a gorgeous gold for the eyes.
#Ren ever calm global protection day cream, I’ve tried this today and it’s really nice, soothing and smells spa like.

#BubbleT Dark wonder look fantastic bath bomb, I’m saving this for that 1st bath after surgery, it will be worth the wait!!

#mellow precision pen eyeliner, I love the felt tip style eyeliners makes it easier for me to use, always a good edition to any make up bag.

#Elemis papaya enzyme peel I’m crazy for elemis products, so I’m eager to use this during the winter months when I need that extra pick me up.
#contourcosmetics matte liquid lipstick a totally divine pinky nude, that’s kiss proof and lasts all day. Really pleased it’s my kind of shade.
#beautybox #monthlybox #subscriptionbox #beauty #bath #skincare #makeup