SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. RAPID FLASH BRIGHTENING SERUM


Having worked with Sunday Riley before on one of my all-time favourite skincare products; Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream (and I never say that lightly FYI), I of course, was more than ecstatic to be able to try out the C.E.O: Rapid Flash Brightening Serum!

C.E.O: Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

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Rapid Flash Brightening Serum aims to improve uneven skin tone and leave your skin looking more youthful in a 'flash'. This also contains Vitamin C, which has been concentrated and formulated with 15% THD Ascorbate which is hugely popular when it comes to much-wanted Asian Skincare goodies! 

I applied the Rapid Flash Brightening Serum after having cleansed my face and squirted two pumps. I found the consistency of the serum a little thick compared to what I was used to and with the consistency being quite thick, I found that it took a bit of time for the serum to absorb into my skin, however, when I did, my skins texture felt smoother.

I'll be honest, the first application of this serum, I didn't notice a huge difference of my skins appearance, it was mainly the texture that I immediately noticed, but after a 3-4 regular applications, I then began to see my skin appear brighter and more dewy looking! For me this serum took a bit of time before I noticed any difference but I loved how Vitamin C was the main ingredient within the formula and it's an effective and simple way of getting this important ingredient into your skin!

To purchase Sunday Riley - C.E.O: Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, click here.

Have you tried C.E.O: Rapid Flash Brightening Serum before? What did you think to it? Have you used any products by Sunday Riley? If so, which ones? Are there any you would like me to try out to review? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click that 'like' button below!


SUMMER FRAGRANCES '18


As the Summer draws on, I have compiled a list of a few fragrances for this Summer season! Ranging from light, citrusy and fresh, to those a little more musky, woody and bold. I hope you enjoy this Fragrance Guide and if you have any favourites then do let me know!

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CALVIN KLEIN - SUMMER 2018 EDITION

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  • Top Notes: Lemon, Mojito, Lime
  • Middle Notes: Guava, Pineapple, White Flowers
  • Base Notes: Cedar, Coconut Milk

A light, citrusy fragrance then settles down into a warm, creamy scent that feels both as tropical as it does sweet. I found this to be long lasting on my skin which lasted for up to 6 hours, impressive for such a light fragrance and the sillage was light-medium. Ideal for those Summer days! To purchase Calvin Klein - Summer 2018 Edition, click here.

CALVIN KLEIN - ETERNITY: AIR

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  • Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Juniper Berries, Sea Notes, Ozonic Notes
  • Middle Notes: Lavender, Green Apple, Violet Leaf
  • Base Notes: Seaweed, Patchouli, Ambergris

Another Calvin Klein fragrance, not to be confused however with the Summer 2018 Edition as these both differ in their own way. Eternity: Air feels spicier and a little more aquatic on my skin where the opening is fresh but quickly fades away after a couple of hours. The sillage of Eternity: Air is light and I would recommend wearing this during the day but you may find yourself topping up once or twice! To purchase Calvin Klein - Eternity: Air, click here.

DKNY - MEN: SUMMER 2018 LIMITED EDITION

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  • Notes: Musk, Vanilla, Woody Notes, Green Notes

A bold, powerful opening that feels rather citrusy that soon settles down into a muskier, woodier fragrance. I found this to be more effective worn on a warm Summer's evening and the fragrance lasted for up to 4-5 hours on my skin with the sillage being medium! I'd just like to add a side note that I find the packaging of this to be absolutely sublime and is my favourite out of the list! To purchase DKNY - Men: Summer 2018 Limited Edition, click here.

TOMMY HILFIGER - WEEKEND GETAWAY

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  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Ginger
  • Middle Notes: Clary Sage, White Pepper
  • Base Notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood

A fresh yet spicy fragrance that encapsulates a fun day in the Sun! A light fragrance with a woody dry-down that lasted for 3-4 hours on my skin and the sillage is light. I would recommend wearing this during the day and expect a compliment or two! To purchase Tommy Hilfiger - Weekend Getaway, click here.

HOLLISTER - FESTIVAL VIBES

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  • Top Notes: Pineapple, Birch Leaf, Sea Notes
  • Middle Notes: Green Notes, Woody Notes, Ginger, Bay Leaf
  • Base Notes: Oakmoss, Tonka Bean, Ambergris

A fragrance that feels aquatic and light that then dries down into a muskier scent that feels dense on my skin. Festival Vibes lasted between 4-5 hours and its sillage was medium-heavy! Definitely one to wear for a Summer's night. To purchase Hollister - Festival Vibes, click here.

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Have you smelt any of these fragrances before? If so, which ones? Do you have any favourites? Have I missed any off that you feel I should know about? Would you like me to review any other fragrances for Summer? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!


THE BODY SHOP - LEEDS BRIGGATE


About a month or so ago I had the privilege of being invited to The Body Shop on Briggate in Leeds to try out a few of their products geared towards men!

Now, I'll be honest. Prior to visiting The Body Shop for my treatment, I had always thought of The Body Shop to be a little outdated and I didn't have much of an understanding of the brand other than that they did cute little bath bombs... It's safe to say that my opinion of the brand has now changed hugely, and I now understand why The Body Shop still stands on its own even after being created way back in 1976!

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Upon arrival, I was taken through to their exclusive 'VIP' section at the back of the store, something which I might add that they cannot advertise so hopefully this blog will inform some of you of this area! I met both the lovely Jess who gave me their Men's treatment and Claire who was able to document the whole duration of my stay. 

Prior to the treatment, I had a skin test to determine my skin type and to my surprise, I was classed as 'normal/oily'! I say surprised as when I have had skin tests before these have come back as 'normal/dry' but Jess explained that my skin might be oily due to the warmer weather and my skin getting used to the changes. 

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To begin with, Jess used the Guarana & Coffee Energising Cleanser to cleanse my skin of any products used prior to the application of the products. Once my skin had been cleansed, we then used the Drops of Youth Liquid Peel to exfoliate and gently peel away any impurities and dead skin cells from my skin. To rebalance and revive my skin, the Seaweed Toner was then massaged into my skin. 

Whilst I was having the facial, nearly all of the products had taken really well to my skin which I was pleasantly surprised at given that I had quite a lot of products being applied to my face! Jess then used the Oils Of Life and the Green Tea & Lemon Mattifying Moisturiser to add some moisture back into my skin. To finish off, the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion was then applied to really add a boost and a glow to complete the treatment!

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As I mentioned, all of the products had taken really well to my skin and I could immediately see a difference, my face appeared radiant and hydrated as well as feeling smooth to touch! None of the products felt too dense or heavy when applied onto my skin which allowed my skin to breathe whilst going through the treatment and overall I was thoroughly impressed with the whole experience from start to finish. I would just like to thank the lovely Jess and Claire for making my experience magical, my name was even in lights! (I felt chuffin' fabulous.)

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Oh also, yes, that is a pigs headband that I was wearing in some of the photographs to keep the hair out of my face...

Thank you to the team at The Body Shop in Leeds for inviting me along for a treatment and to experience the Mens collection and I do hope to return soon!

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Have you shopped with The Body Shop before? If so, what did you purchase? Which is your favourite product? Are there any you feel I need to try out? Do let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!


BILLY JEALOUSY


I love being able to explore and try out new things from new brands that I haven't discovered before! For this post, I will be talking about two products from Billy Jealousy which had been kindly gifted to me from MaleSkin.

I received;

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  1. Liquid Sand - Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
  2. Combination Code - Face Moisturiser

I used the Exfoliating Facial Cleanser last thing at night before going to bed to ensure that my face was fresh and clean and had been stripped of any products used on it throughout the day. I dampened my face slightly and then began to massage the cleanser onto my skin. As the Cleanser is an exfoliant, the texture of this can feel a little rough so when applying this, do this gently! Once I had massaged the Cleanser, I then rinsed this off and could see that my skins surface appeared brighter, felt smoother to touch and had a dewy, healthy look overall and the scent of the Exfoliating Facial Cleanser was quite subtle!

To regain some moisture back into my skin after having cleansed it, I then used the Face Moisturiser to hydrate my skin. Using only a small amount, I massaged the Moisturiser onto my face and neck and could feel that my skin felt softer and smoother to touch! The texture was lightweight which I really approved of as I dislike any products that feel dense on my skin and I noticed that my face appeared brighter and refreshed!

Overall, a great introduction to Billy Jealousy and thank you to MaleSkin for providing me with these!

For more information on Billy Jealousy, click here.

Have you tried any products from Billy Jealousy before? Have you tried either of these featured in this post? If so, what did you think of them? Have you shopped with MaleSkin before? Do let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!

*Please note, this post has been sponsored.


BOOHOOMAN 'LOVE IS LOVE' COLLECTION 2018


With Pride Season well and truly upon us, it was an absolute pleasure to have been approached by boohooMAN to showcase a few pieces from their Pride Collection! Having been to Gay Pride in Leeds a couple of years ago, I remember the whole experience of it all to be nothing but just pure fun! In 2018 it is important, and always will be to celebrate Pride and to make our voices be heard.

For this shoot, I selected their 'Love Is Important' t-shirt, their 'Pride Printed' sweater, and to complete the look, their 'Love Is Love' cap! All items are gender-free and 10% of the profits will be divided between the Terrence Higgins Trust and The Rainbow Fund.

I met up with the photographer; Milly, for the first time and I wanted to go to a location that was minimal and fuss-free so to speak to allow the clothes to speak for themselves. I am beyond happy with these photographs, and I really hope you all like these images too! 

Do let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!

© Photography: Milly Hewitt

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MMUK MAN - EYEBROWS AND BEARD FILLER


I have worked with MMUK Man on many posts before such as their BB Cream, Concealers and Make Up and I had recently been gifted 2 items from them, this time, to help get my eyebrows into shape and my beard looking strong!

Being blonde and fair skinned, my eyebrows haven't always been the most prominent but having said that, I haven't exactly been one to take care of them either other than to pluck the odd hair out of its place. That being said, my facial hair is quite short as my hair is bleached so I find that these two can clash but, nevertheless, I was still keen to try this out for my facial hair!

I had been sent; 

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  • Hi-Brow Shadow
  • Brush Ware / Brow Angle 15

To begin with, I used the Hi-Brow Shadow and applied this with my Brush. I often find that it is always best to begin with a small amount so that if anything goes wrong, it is easier to build it up rather than take it all off and start again! Once I was happy with the amount on my brush, I then began to glide the brush across my eyebrow, starting with the corner closest to my eye by going over it and making it appear thicker, whilst going lighter towards the end to really add more emphasis and definition on the arch. 

For my facial hair, again, I used a small amount and began to blend in the Hi-Brow Shadow with my facial hair and blended this in those pesky patchy areas! I was pleasantly surprised with how natural looking this was, and how it didn't appear too obvious that this had been 'coloured in'!

Overall, a great and nifty way of adding more definition to both your eyebrows and beard/facial hair and one that doesn't require a lot of effort either.

To purchase the Hi-Brow Shadow click here, and to purchase the Brush Ware / Brow Angle, click here!

Have you tried either of these products before? Did you notice a difference from having used these? Will you be trying this method out? Do let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button!

*Please note, this post has been sponsored.


GLAMGLOW: SUPERMUD AND SUPERCLEANSE


As a fan of GlamGlow and all of their creative masks (Yes I'm talking about those My Little Pony Glitter Masks!) I was incredibly excited when a well put-together package with the Supermud range from GlamGlow arrived containing;

  • SUPERMUD CLEARING TREATMENT
  • SUPERCLEANSE
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I had already heard good things about this range previously so I was keen to try this out for myself. The Supermud range helps to unclog and reduce the appearance of blocked pores and those pesky blackheads! The powerful activated X-Charcoal featured within the Treatment helps to draw out dirt, oil, congestion and other impurities. With this current heatwave that we're experiencing here in England, I had recently broken out with a spot or two so I was curious to see if this would live up to its hype...

I cleansed my face to begin with using the SuperCleanse which left my skins appearance looking a lot cleaner and I found that the cleanser didn't irritate my skin either. Once my skin had been cleansed, I then used the SuperMud Clearing Treatment and applied a thin layer of this onto my skin by using the mini GlamGlow brush. Whilst using this, you do only need a small amount to apply as it is quite dense and can feel a little heavy when on your skin.

Once it had been applied, a tingling sensation began but that just meant that the treatment was beginning to absorb all of the dirt and was working! When you first apply the Treatment, the colour of the mask is a dark grey, but as the Treatment starts to work you will begin to see that the colour becomes a lot lighter and you can feel the mask tightening! It advises you to leave this on between 5-20 minutes, but for me personally, I began to remove this around the 15-minute mark as I felt that the Treatment had worked enough for me to begin to see a difference. 

I then rinsed off the Treatment and could instantly feel that my skin felt a lot smoother, it appeared a lot clearer and the little spots/breakout I had had been visibly reduced! Overall, I loved this range; SuperMud but the only tiny teeny negative for me with regards to the treatment was that it smelt a little like liquorice which I cannot stand... But that's just a personal preference and we're talking about the actual functionality of the skincare product as opposed to a scent!

To purchase GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment, click here!

Don't forget to read my other reviews on GlamGlow's WaterBurst and FlashMud Brightening Treatment!

Have you tried the SuperMud range before? If so, what did you think to it? Have you tried any products by GlamGlow? Which ones? Do let me know your thoughts as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!


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