Crownbrush

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I hadn’t heard of crownbrush before, but after looking them up on online I soon realised how popular they were especially their brushes and within the make up artist industry.

They have a massive range of brushes that can be purchased as sets or individually so worth checking out if you are looking to treat yourself!

35 COLOUR ROSE GOLD EYE SHADOW PALETTE

£25

This eye shadow palette a contains warm golds, browns, and pinks in both matte and shimmer shades.

It is ideal to use for an every day look or a soft, neutral smokey eye that is suitable for all skin tones, or a bolder look, apply the deeper tones with a firm brush and pack onto the lid or use a pointed crease brush to build depth into the crease.

It is one of their best sellers and I can see why! Considering how many different shades you get I think this is a great value palette. The colours are highly pigmented meaning you don’t have to use much so it will last for ages!

EYESTONISHING EYE MAKEUP BRUSH SET

£27

This is the perfect set if you are looking for a selection of eye brushes. It contains every one you will ever need! and comes in a handy carry bag.

The brush set includes:

C158 – Angle Liner/Spoolie Brush
SS028 – Chisel Shader Brush
C513 – Pro Detail Crease Brush
C511 – Pro Blending Fluff Brush
C441 – Pro Blending Crease Brush
C509 – Pro Detail Concealer Brush
C510 – Pro Oval Shader Brush
C514 – Pro Detail Liner Brush

I think it’s a great selection and they are all good quality brushes and easy to use. The brushes are all labelled so you know which one to use for what if you are starting off and unsure. It’s a decent size bag to keep them in as you can add your everyday eye make up into the bag as well.

PFK165 GOLDEN GLOW LIQUID ILLUMINATOR

£19

This is perfect if you are looking for a healthy summer glow look. You can add it to the high points on your face as a highlighter or mix a small amount in with your foundation to give your whole face a glowy look. You can use it how it is or set with a powder depending on what finish you want and it’s a good size bottle.

Really impressed with this brand and how affordable the products are.

Sarah x

Top Beauty Trends of 2022

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If you have a keen interest in the topic of beauty, you may be interested in the top beauty trends of 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the world into unknown territory, and the fashion and beauty industry has taken a different direction completely.

From self-expression to sustainable values and products, there is a new theme that has taken the beauty industry by storm and it looks like they are here to stay for years to come. 

While beauty is one of the most popular topics around the world, with the access and inspiration now available on platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, there are also many more altering trends that have come about, such as teeth whitening. 

Here is some more information about the most popular beauty trends in 2022. 

#1 Sustainable products 

There has been huge action and alignment in the beauty industry, to raise the standards on the type of products being sold, and the marketing tactics that are used. There is a push for products to be sustainable, and for businesses to reduce their waste and carbon footprints. There has also been a lot of awareness of companies who are greenwashing in the beauty industry, with a push for companies to be more transparent. The environment has taken centre stage for many individuals and businesses in the beauty industry and is certainly important with the rise in global warming awareness and ongoing problems. 

#2 The importance of quality skin care routines 

Skincare appears to be taking the beauty industry by storm, as individuals and beauty enthusiasts around the world are focusing on the importance of a good skincare routine. Skincare has become the centre of many topics, as the need for individualism and the trend for minimalism increases. Looking after your skin means your makeup will go on your skin smoothly, but it will also decrease the amount of makeup people feel the need to wear, and instead, express their natural beauty. With the rise in the importance of skincare, there has been a big emphasis on more intuitive practices that consider the needs of the individual and their unique skin type. Everyone is different and should consider what products will enhance their skin rather than irritate it, and reduce the use of unnecessary products. 

#3 Oral health 

It has been suggested that 2022 is going to be the biggest year for oral health trends, such as teeth whitening and dental veneers. The pandemic resulted in spending more time at home, and with your own company, which has arguably led to individuals becoming more aware of the ways they can take care of themselves, as well as their insecurities. Many people are insecure and anxious about their teeth and oral health when they smile, which will push the dental industry to new heights in 2022. Teeth are important and very sensitive, so it is important that if you wish to follow a trend, make sure you opt for a safe and respected professional to conduct your teeth whitening or porcelain dental veneers procedure.

The beauty trends of 2022 are taking a different turn, but for the greater good of the people and the environment.

Sarah

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2022

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to share some gift ideas with you. No matter who you are buying for, whether it is your partner, future love interest or a friend(for those that celebrate Galentine’s), I have you covered!

Food & Drink

Guylian – The Original

£5

Guaranteed to surprise and delight chocolate lovers of all ages, Guylian’s chocolates make the perfect gift for every occasion as well as making everyday moments special. Guylian’s chocolate range is readily available at prices to suit all pockets both in stores and online.

The seashells are their most popular chocolates and definitely won’t disappoint your loved one this Valentines. They are one of my favourite chocolates and this particular box is really good value.

Il Gusto – Passion Heart With Gin

From £9.90

The heart shaped bottle filled with Il gusto gin is the perfect personalised gift for this Valentine’s day.

All the IL Gusto Gins are Handcrafted and they work with French gin producers to source gins of exceptional quality in exclusivity for the UK.

You can choose from a massive range of gin flavours and they also have different bottle options and other liquors or even a good selection of oils and vinegars for those that don’t drink alcohol. You can also have the bottle personalised.

I have always been so impressed with the variety of bottle shapes and drink flavours they have.

Colleague Box – Movie Night Sharing Box

£20.99

Each box comes crammed with:
2 x treat bags of chocolate
Treat bag of sweets
Full size bar of Cocoba chocolate
Joe & Seph’s chocolate covered caramel popcorn
Toffee Popcorn Shed mini popcorn
Bag of Pipers Crisps
Choice of drink

This is such a great idea if you plan on staying in watching a film with someone this valentine’s day. Or you could send it to a friend you know will be home alone to cheer them up! It contains a good selection of treats and is a good way to try things you may not have had before. You can pick from a soft drink or alcohol drink and they have a vegan option available too.

There are lots of different boxes to pick from, so something for any occasion.

Technology

Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 12W Stereo Sound

£39.99

Unbelievable Sound 

Customized dual drivers produce 12 W of huge stereo sound. A Digital Signal Processor with dynamic range control ensures high volumes are distortion-free and low levels produce rich bass.

Intense Bass 

The combination of exclusive BassUp technology and a patented spiral bass port takes the low end to new depths while retaining incredible clarity and intensity.

IPX7 Waterproof 

Soundcore 2 provides the soundtrack for any adventure. Its IPX7 waterproof protection defends it against rain, snow, mud and more.

24-Hour Playtime 

Anker’s power management technology and a 5,200mAh Li-ion battery combine to power up to 24 hours of non-stop music.

Anker are one of my favourite brands for headphones and speakers as they are always so easy to set up and great quality. This speaker is ideal to use in any room in the house or to take with you into the garden or garage or out for the day. They come in a great range of colours.

Wireless Headphones, Soundcore by Anker Life P2 Mini Wireless Earbuds

£35.99

3 EQ Modes 

Switch between Soundcore Signature, Bass Booster, and Podcast modes depending on what you’re listening to. Quick tap the right earbud 3 times to change the mode in an instant.

One Step Pairing 

The moment you open the charging case, Life P2 Mini’s true wireless earbuds immediately enter pairing mode.

Compact Case with 32 Hours of Power 

Don’t be fooled! The charging case may be smaller than a sticky note, but it’s got enough power to charge the earbuds 4 times before it needs recharging itself.

These were so easy to set up and are a really good size to keep in your handbag. They come in a good range of colours and are really powerful. You can always just use one at a time if you prefer.

Face & Bodycare

Lissomi Pure Botanical Facial Serum

£147

Lissomi serum works by supporting skin health, rather than focusing on appearance. Combining 20 skin-loving ingredients, Lissomi uses the highest quality botanicals to deliver optimum skin health. The serum is a powerful formula that allows the skin to age in a healthy way, that nurtures and nourishes their skin and ensures radiance from the inside out.

It is so luxurious and feels really nice applying to your face. airs ideal to use at night time so it can work it’s magic whilst you sleep.

Transformulas – Marine Miracle The Skin Discovery Set

£57

Includes:

Marine Miracle EyeZone Advanced Eye Concentrate 10ml

Marine Miracle Crème Signature Moisturiser 50ml

30 Days Results

Day 1: With one application, skin is drenched in moisture, super boosting hydration levels for an immediate softening and plumping effect.

Day 7: Skin appears more cushioned, fine lines and wrinkles are less visible. Face is fresher looking.

Day 30: Skin is firmer, lines and wrinkles are minimised, skin appears plumper, more youthful and healthier looking.

This is a great set for anyone into skincare and looking to help with ageing and dryness. I have been a fan of this brand for a while and love trying their new skincare releases as I am always impressed. I love how beautiful the packaging is too.

Virginia Hayward Hampers – Bathtime Bliss

£37.50

Packed into this beautifully presented pamper hamper, your lucky recipient will find everything they need for a blissful bath time amongst the lavender scented collection. From the luxury candle, designed to create the perfect restful ambiance to the sweet smelling bath soak, luxurious shower gel, body lotion and soap, this gift contains everything needed for an all-important bit of ‘me time’.

This is the ideal gift for anyone that deserves a rest or likes a pamper night. It had a really good selection of products and it looks really expensive.

Freshly Cosmetics – Rose Gold Pack

£39

Set includes:

The Rose Quartz Facial Cleanser

– Regulates sebum secretion and reduces open pores
– Made with saponins, the alternative to soap
– Powered with natural actives to lift impurities away.
– Contains vegan hyaluronic to illuminate the skin
– Prevents build-up in pores

Golden Radiance Body Oil

– The oil nourishes the skin while reducing stretch marks.
– An infusion of 12 plant oils mixed in a bottle of joy.
– Two microalgae technologies that act as powerful anti-cellulite and antioxidant agents.

The cleanser is really lovely to use and cleans your face well without drying it out. You only need a small amount and it smells really nice.

The oil smells amazing and leaves your skin really so soft. It can be used on your face as well as your body and soaks in really well. You don’t need much to hydrate your skin.

SOS Cleanse

£30

This is a gentle and lightweight soothing cleanser that flushes the pores and dissolves makeup whilst removing daily atmospheric pollutants.

SOS Cleanse is formulated to calm and instantly soothe and cool the skins’ outermost layer. It leaves the skin prepared and ready for the daily onslaught of environmental pollutants and at times, somewhat aggressive colour cosmetics.

It feels really lovely to use and leaves your skin feeling so soft and cleaning without drying it out.

Make Up & Tools

Ardell Lashes Demi Wispies Multipack (5 Pairs)

£13.99

Each lash boasts an invisible band for a seamless finish once applied – perfect for day to day wear, or for a special occasion. Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes offer the perfect amount of volume and subtle, winged-out edges, these lovely lashes are also suitable for wear on any occasion.

Ardell are a great brand for lashes and this set of 5 pairs is really good value. They are easy to apply and are comfortable to wear.

Kiss Brush-on Strip Lash Adhesive Clear

£4.99

Kiss Brush-on Strip Lash Adhesive Clear boasts an innovative, improved formula for a super strong hold on your favourite strip lashes. The brush-on applicator allows you to apply lash glue with a thin, precise glue line – ensuring your falsies go on without a hitch.

This lash glue is really easy to use and works really well as it dries clear and dries quickly.

Doll Beauty Lashes – Chloe Elizabeth

£10

Doll Beauty bestselling style Chloe Elizabeth is perfect for achieving a luxurious, striking lash look. Featuring a blend of dense lash clusters and finer lash strands, this stunning style adds dimension and volume, while elongating the eye with a gradual increase in length. The full, fluffy appearance provides texture and each lash softly flares outwards for a dramatic, eye-opening effect. Handmade from synthetic hair, Doll Beauty Chloe Elizabeth lashes are completely Cruelty-Free and vegan friendly.

These are easy to apply and look really pretty, great for a special occasion.

Red Cherry Lashes – Savana

£5.99

For a unique, ultra-flared appearance opt for these amazing Red Cherry Lashes in style Savana. Crafted from high quality human hair for a multi-layered effect and naturally-textured finish, these glamorous lashes are perfect for completing a dramatic makeup look and full, fluttery finish.

These are great reusable lashes and are easy to apply. They are comfortable to wear and can be cut down to size if needed.

Rubis Slanted Tweezers

£21.50

I love my pair of Rubis tweezers and they are my favourite ones to use as they are sharp and precise as well as being easy to use so I would definitely recommend this brand. They are made from rustproof stainless steel and are tested individually for balance and performance. These would be a great gift idea and they come in a range of different colours.

Clothing & Accessories

Artoosh – Around The World X Amy Stone Underwear

£15

Every purchase sends underwear to women in hospitals, camps and orphanages without access to daily underwear and saves more water than standard cotton. Made with OEKO-TEK 100 certified organic bamboo and beechwood.

Amy Stone is an abstract artist based in Seattle, who’s paintings are described as a beauty of things unconventional. Her work focuses on abstract women and expressionism, where she finds the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. Amy is also a mum of two boys, drawing inspiration from the mundane of daily tasks and making the everyday beautiful. If you caught a vibe, you need these on your toosh.

Artoosh send underwear to women in need with every purchase. They are sustainable as they are made of bamboo. They are so comfortable to wear and come in a good variety of designs.

Trendhim – Navy Blue Drexel Waxed Canvas Washbag

£35

Features navy blue waxed canvas accented with a black leather strap. Contains 1 main zippered compartment along with an additional smaller pocket. Nicely lined with luxe cotton fabric.

Length: 30cm
Height: 15.5cm
Depth: 7.5cm

This is a great quality bag as with all the items I have had from Trendhim in the past. It is a great website with such a good range of accessories.

Have you bought a gift for anyone yet?

Sarah x

Birchbox Vs Glossybox – Best Beauty Box?

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Almost everyone one of us knows that there are loads of subscription boxes out there in UK’s online market but not many of us knows which one is worth choosing, so I thought why not to share the best of best subscription boxes for women with you, sounds good right! You just need to sit back, relax and let me show you what the best is for you.

Birchbox

Birchbox is a well-known and UK’s #1 subscription box for women. Birchbox delivers a personalized box each month to you straight at your doorsteps, fully loaded with the products form well-known brands along with some exclusive products from the new brands which you won’t be able to find or purchase locally.

Birchbox is now known as the market leading subscription beauty box because of treating their subscribers with the perfect boxes and excitement every month.

If you want to subscribe to their service, their monthly subscription starts from £12.95.

Glossybox

While talking about beauty how can we not mention the Glossybox? Glossybox is another most popular beauty subscription box who keeps their subscribers more than happy and super satisfied by delivering them 5 exciting beauty products in a beautiful box each month right at their doorsteps. Honestly speaking, the moment you receive and open your box you will get a feeling that how beautifully this box was packed especially for you to ensure that you get the best of best they have more than 300 beauty enthusiasts around the world working to deliver you the best experience every month. Their monthly subscription starts from £13.95 but the products you receive are worth trying.

This was the best of all subscription boxes and I felt like I do need to share them with all of you. You can share your thoughts with me by dropping a comment below; I’d love to know what you think.

Sarah x