October #LookFantasticBox

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This month I thought may have been themed for Halloween, but it’s not. It is in a gorgeous deep purple box though, which makes it feel a bit witchy for me!

Inside you have

#LookGoodFeelBetter Angled Blending Brush worth £8.99 create your complete eyeshadow with a blended diffused look.

#OhK! Chok Chok Holographic Fibre Face Mask worth £10.00 charged with citrus oils and skin boosting ascorbic acid, leaving skin bright and dewy.

#Eos Lip Balm in Shimmer Coral worth £6.50 a deep hydrating lip balm with a subtle tint and shimmer, infused with Shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin e.

#TheBalm Foiled Again is the one I got, worth £8.00 it’s an intensely pigmented multi purpose shadows, very buttery soft too.

#Polaar The Genuine Lapland Hand Cream worth £9.90 I’ve tried the day cream which I loved, so I’m eager to try this out. Much needed it this weather. Rich in artic berries, it should be good.

And last but not least #WetBrush Detangler worth £7.99 a much needed tool with my hair, which is hellish. Helps to detangle without stretching and breaking the hair.

A bloody good box this month for me, glad there was no cleansers and fillers like eyeliners. As I have more than enough of those. But instead actual useful tools and products to use.

Bare Minerals x Glossybox

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Since I bought the #BareMinerals concealer, I have wanted to buy more of the range. But they are pricey compared to my usual. So seeing this collaboration with Glossybox I knew it was my chance to try them out at an affordable price.

I’m not a glossybox subscriber so I bought this limited edition at £30 as a one off price.

#Skinlongevity Vital Power Serum it’s a deluxe mini 7.5ml and worth £7.20 it’s infused with Japanese long life herb extracts to help reduce the fine lines and wrinkles, while hydrating and nourishing skin.

#Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral Based Mascara it’s a deluxe mini 6.5ml and worth £11.40 I really wanted this, though I felt it’s out of place in a skin based box. It’s not clumpy and feels light weight. Not as good as my Benefit Bang Mascara but easier to remove.

#Barepro Glow Highlighter Drops a full sized product and worth £23.00 with light reflecting mineral pearls these are perfect added to your foundation or moisturizer for a dewy glow. Or be daring and add direct onto cheekbones and browbones.

#Endless Summer Bronzer a deluxe mini 3.8g worth £9.90 a newly launched matte bronzing powder. Wonder if it will top my Hoola? Add instant warmth while hiding imperfections and reducing pores.

#Primetime Foundation Primer a full sized product and worth £25 this will help make your base last o much longer, with vitamin C and e added and packed with antioxidants. Smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and remove excess oil.

I loved this box and yes it’s a great introduction to #BareMinerals but I feel the mascara was out of place, instead I would of preferred a foundation, or cc cream to really create a solid base. But that’s just my opinion.

Look Fantastic Birthday Box

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September is look fantastic birthday, so this box is celebrating that.

In it this month we have a beautiful #BubbleT bath bomb with sprinkles on it, so it looks like a birthday cake. Rrp £4.99 and you can buy here

#Oskia cleansing gel is next and it’s rrp is £14 you can buy here

Absolutely divine #MoltonBrown orange and bergamot body wash rrp £10 and you can buy here

#Pixi liplift max in honey sheen rrp £12 absolutely stunning and I am definitely taking this on my holiday. You can buy here

#Caudalie eye cream rrp £16.35 a pick me up for the eyes, you can buy here

And finally for holiday I’m taking this #Sleek brow stylist as it’s a pencil and brush, exactly what I need to feel groomed on holiday. £6.49 and you can buy here

Latest in Beauty Grazia Glow Edit

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I just had to buy this, as I was determined to try the #JamesRead tanning drops as I love the idea of them. You add them to your usual body moisturizer which gives you a golden glow. The rrp is £40 and you can buy here

Then we have 15ml travel size of #KateSomerville exfolikate, for smoother brighter skin in just 2 minutes. The rrp is £21 and you can buy here

I have a dry mask, yep that’s right it’s DRY!! which is meant to give you more hydrated and glowly skin. It’s by #MissDeGaspexBeautycon I can’t find any info on it for the rrp or where to buy it either.

Next up is the glamorous #Glamglow Thirstymud in 15g and the rrp is £16 you can buy here this is to revive and nourish skin, using once a week to keep your glow going.

What I bought this box for along with the tanning drops, was the #Dermalogica prisma protect spf30 just what I need for my holidays. It’s a 12ml travel size one, rrp is £17.50 and you can buy here

#Foreo night cleanser is next, is so spa like and feels like luxury on your face, the perfect way to start the evening. I couldn’t find the exact one, but this one is rrp £8.99 and you can buy here

To go with the #JamesRead tanning drops this box comes with #Neutrogena hydro body balm 200ml as well, it feels so beautiful on the skin. Rrp is £4.99 and you can buy here

Firm faves of mine that, that I’ve repurchased many times already. #Nip+Fab glycolic fix night pads extreme, you get 60 pads rrp £9.97 you can buy here

And finally we have #Lumene Nordic C Glow Peeling Mask only travel size 15ml and RRP for 75ml is £16.90 and you can buy here

#GerardCosmetics I’m loving this month

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#AD Affiliate

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

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 Seeing the kids for Christmas

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I’m lucky that I have grown up daughter’s, each forging their own lives and families. But we still find time to get together over special occasions. But best laid plans always go awry. And sadly one daughter and her son are sick, so unfortunately I can’t see them. I’m sure to catch up with them soon. It’s better for them not to pass it to me as surgery is so soon.

All live miles apart, so it’s no easy feat to get us all in one place.

From my eldest daughter, I got Snowmen Jelly Babies, My own Christmas Cake (as everyone but me hates it) some lovelies for the bath, and an Initial Necklace with all the Girls initials.

Sam my second eldest, she lives the furthest from us all, so it’s a rare treat to see her. From the second eldest I got.

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Cute Hedwig lip balm, as I love owls, and Harry Potter.

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Then I got some cute Wands, so this witch can do spells with her make up routine too!! Then spoiled by her boyfriend Rhys too, Thank you so much.

These Wetherspoons vouchers will be put to good use. We are often in a spoons!! Her dad and I also got some baileys with orange, tastes like a Terrys chocolate orange! And some prosecco too.

Third daughter is poorly, so I will have a Christmas day once everyone is better. I can’t wait to give our grandson Leonardo his presents.

Then as seen in previous post. My youngest got me Moschino perfume, Flamingo PJ’s for hospital, and Paddington calendar to put all my appointments in one place.

We all ate too much cheese, crackers and bread rolls, but boy oh boy it was tasty. Then off to play games that they had bought.

Cue hilarious fun, blowing kazoos and being pretty stupid at times, and me becoming family quiz champion!!

#Blogmas 2018 week 4 of #No7AdventCalendar

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Can you believe it, it’s the last few days of the countdown and calendar. Each day it’s been a joy to open, not one dud item, or one item I can’t use, which has happened with subscription boxes often, and beauty calendars too.

So here’s the last 4 days worth.

Day 22

It’s a Skin Illuminator, I can’t wait to use this when my skin needs that extra glowly help over harsh wintery Jan and Feb.
Multi-faceted light reflectors instantly enhance your complexion, for a natual looking radiance. Use this lightweight illuminator in one of three ways to enhance your natural radiance and to immediately give gorgeous, luminous skin.
As a primer before applying your foundation: Mixed in with your regular foundation for added luminosity; Lightly applied as a highlighter to your cheek and brow bones.
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Day 23

And it is a much needed Protect & Perfect Lip Care 10ml protects your skin to delay ageing, smoothes & conditions lips.
Powerful Prevention. This rich, conditioning balm boosts moisture for 24 hours, leaving you with softer, healthier looking lips.
Contains Lipopeptides to help smooth away lip roughness and our patent pending antioxidant complex to help protect your lips from the enviroment. Also containing Matrixyl.
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Day 24

And it’s a party season favourite colour Gel finish polish. 4ml and in Golden Sands. The patented technology makes the polish tough and flexible to help prevent chipping and improve ease of application to help achieve 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 25

Woohoo it’s completed and today I was treated with a Mascara, intense volume one.

No7 Intense Volume Mascara provides fantastic volume with perfect separation for lusher lashes.

Picking your Perfect Mascara
Wand Style – Traditional bristle style
Finished Look – Volumising

How to use

Step One – Begin by massaging the brush at the roots of your lashes.

Step Two – Zig zag up to the tips to achieve maximum length and definition

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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

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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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#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.
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