Thursday 28 February 2019

Does The Glossier Milky Oil Work?

 Glossier Milky Oil Review
 Glossier Milky Oil Review
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Enter the newest member of the Glossier family; the Milky Oil Waterproof Makeup Remover which promises to gently melt off long wearing makeup like a mixture between a micellar water and a cleansing oil. I bought it the minute it was released and was super excited to put it to the test, so here's how I go on. 

I can't tell you how long I've been waiting for Glossier to release a new skincare product and I'm very glad it's part of the cleansing family as I've been on a mission to use up the ones I have in my collection and have somehow been left with not a lot! For experience, I knew that after a couple of days use, I would know whether this worked or not, so I wanted to let you know my first impressions in today's post. 

I've tried this with a cotton pad like it instructs you to do as well as giving it a go with just the use of my fingers. For me, I prefer to use this whenever I have ultra-heavy makeup on all over my face or I just use it for getting rid of all my eye makeup - which is does superbly. The reason why I wouldn't use this all over my face every single day is that it acts in a similar way to a micellar water, but the oil inside of it can leave your skin a little greasy which can always be fixed with a second cleanse, but it's one to note. 

On top of this, I feel like it needs to be said that for a "micellar water" type product, if you're looking for a Garnier sized bottle then you'll be left disapointed, but as I mainly use this as an eye makeup remover like instructed, it's a good size in my opinion for this. It gets rid of all of my day to day eye makeup with just the use of one cotton pad, so it gets a huge thumbs up from me! The oil in the formula breaks everything down and I've found my skincare routine is over much faster now I have a good eye makeup remover to hand. 

Have you tried the Glossier Milky Oil? 

Saturday 23 February 2019

A Transitional Makeup Bag

A Spring Transitional Makeup Bag
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As you're reading this, I've taken a spontaneous trip away for the weekend and have tightly packed my makeup routine into one reasonably sized bag. That paired with the sudden warm weather we're having, it got me thinking that it's about time that I do a transitional makeup bag tour especially as the first of March is when I allow myself to get excited for the new season. 

I've been using the Pixi Makeup Fixing Spray* underneath my foundation and have noticed how well my base wears when I use it. It prolongs longevity when used before, but helps your makeup look fresher when spritzed over the top too. 

For my base, I've rediscovered the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue*, a very well loved and use product in my collection. I got kindly sent over a package from them and inside was this and I knew instantly it had to be added to my makeup bag. It's lightweight formula with a light to medium coverage leaves the skin looking radiant and I actually wind this wears better as the day goes on too - perfect for everyday wear. 

When I first starting using the Nars Soft Matte Concealer I liked it, but didn't love it. It offered a good amount of coverage, but I wasn't sure if my skin wasn't prepped, primed and moisturised enough, but I would find that it looked a little cakey around my eyes and then as the weather started getting even colder, it started to separate on dry patches on the skin. With this being said, I gave it another shot this month and I'm so glad! It works well with a lighter base as you can really press it into the skin with a beauty blender and it helps to cover redness and blemishes. 

Depending on the day and how my skin is feeling I then dust a little bit of the Huda Beauty Easy Bake Powder* over my t-zone to reduce shine and smooth the skin under my eyes. I actually do this step before using my Milk Makeup Baked Bronzer as I find it works just as well over powder product and still looks effortlessly flawless. This cream bronzer blends into the complexion easily and is a great base if I want to build up to give a warmer finish to the skin with a powder. 

I've got my Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter* back in my makeup bag too and I can start recommending it again as it's now back in stock. It's perfect for this time of year going into Spring as the champagne hue looks beautiful on the skin and goes well with a lighter base as well as a heavier one depending on my mood. The rest of my makeup pretty much has stayed the same; liner, mascara and mascara, experimenting with eyeshadow from time to time.

What products are in your makeup bag? 

Friday 22 February 2019

A Balancing and Brightening Face Mask Recipe

Love Berries Balancing and Brightening Face Mask Recipe

Love Berries Balancing and Brightening Face Mask Recipe

A Natural Balancing and Brightening Face Mask Recipe
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I've always been intrigued by natural skincare especially when I see people mixing together ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. In the past I've seen the benefits of what fresh ingredients can do as I've used it on my hair before similar to this Hair Restoring Mask, but never on my face. That was until recently when Love Fresh Berries challenged me to try out one of their berry beauty recipes and I've been super surprised by the results. 


15 Blueberries 
8 Blackberries 
1/2 Cinnamon 
1 Large Tablespoon Honey 
1 Green Tea Bag
1 Tablespoon Natural Yogurt 


1. Boil the kettle and brew your green tea. 
2. Add all the other ingredients into a blender. Cut the teabag open and remove the green tea leaves to the ingredients in the blender. 
3. Blend all the contents for 15-30 seconds or until smooth. 
4. Apply a few even layers of the mask. Leaving for 5-10 minutes until it slightly dries. 
5. Remove with a flannel and follow with a face oil or moisturiser. 

The Facts Behind The Ingredients 

As a regular drinker of green tea, I was pleased to know that they also have antioxidants and soothing properties when it comes to skincare too. Honey is one of the skincare ingredients in this recipe that I have used before in products and my complexion always thrives after use as it's anti-inflammatory which reduces redness of the face, whilst the anti-bacterial properties helps to banish blemishes and works well in conjunction with the cinnamon which is also good at combatting spots. 

The best part of the ingredients in my opinion is the berries as not only can you eat them as you're blending up the face mask, their high in water content means that they add hydration to the skin, whilst Vitamin A and sailcylates target breakouts.

You can read all about the benefits of each berry here. I have put together a full video of this recipe up on my Instagram and don't forget to check out Love Fresh Berrie's Instagram which is full of delicious treats too. 

Will you be trying out this recipe? 

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Products That Have Kept Me Hydrated This Winter

Products That Have Kept Me Hydrated This Winter
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I'm probably getting ahead of myself here, but with the slightly warmer weather upon us, I'm starting to feel excited about Spring being around the corner. I recently looked back on the last few months since Winter properly kicked in; analysing what products I've been using the keep dry skin patches at bay. I wanted to put together a full list of the products I've been relying on because although I'm prone to a dehydrated complexion, I feel like I've battled the cold weather perfectly this year. 

For skincare, I've been loving face oils to keep my skin in tip-top condition like the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil* which I then use with the Sunday Riley Tidal Water Cream* for a nourished finish. I tend to keep everything pretty much the same, but I do like to concentrate on massaging all the products in and using face masks regularly. 
Not only does your face need hydrating in the colder months, but your hair does too. The Olaplex No3 Perfector was one of my favourite finds as it has improved the overall texture of my locks. Although it's directly used to target dehydration, I have found that my hair looks a lot less dry and in overall better condition. 

One of the problems that arose this season was very dry elbows, knees and hands. I tried a lot of solutions to the elbow dry patches, but nothing seemed to be working until I scrubbed them with the Herbivore Coco Rose Scrub followed by applying the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré* which traditionally is used on the face, but I love using it all over as it smells super fresh and feels great too. 

The other product I've been using on my body is the Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream which I can't believe I'm still using the smaller size of as I have been using it a lot, but a small bit goes a long way. To be fair I use it whenever I want to make myself feel better and smell great too alas sparingly. 

What products have you enjoyed using this Winter? 

Monday 18 February 2019

An Ode To Berets

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Ahhh berets - the staple of my Autumn and Winter wardrobe. I've been donning the same red hat for the last few months and I'm looking forward to seeing how I can style it in the upcoming months too. I wanted to right up a blog post dedicated to one of my favourite outfit accessories for a while now and I thought with the weather slowly getting a bit warmer, now was the perfect time. 

I personally like wearing them with all black outfits as this adds a pop of colour and really makes it stand out. Paired with a dress or skirt I find that this adds a cute twist, but of course the main reason I wear one is to hide any hair woes I've got going on. 

Here are a few other berets you can have a look at for inspiration: 

Do you enjoy wearing berets? 

Friday 15 February 2019

Pixi Rose Infused Skintreats

Pixi Rose Infused Skincare Review
Pixi Rose Infused Skintreats
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Last week Pixi kindly sent over a personalised travel bag packed full of their rose infused range similar, but not identical to the Ultra Luxe Rose-Infused Skintreats Set* that they currently sell. Inside were nine products to cover the whole of your skin routine from cleanser to setting spray. Today, I wanted to give you a little run down of my initial thoughts on the range, what I'd recommend and a little information about their new collections. 

Not long ago now, Pixi decided to extend their ranges including the must loved Glow Tonic and Hydrating Milky collections, as well as a wide range of new products for their Vitamin C and Collagen range too. These included things like a Vitamin C Juice Cleanser, In-Shower Steam Facial (how amazing does that sound?!) and Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel. However, today I am focusing on only one of their new collections - the Rose Infused one, which for me, a rose lover, was one I was very excited to try. 

Inside the parcel was the Rose Caviar Essence* and Rose Flash Balm* which I've actually tried before, so I can already can my thoughts on the two. The essence is great for adding another layer of hydration to your skincare routine with it's gel-serum formula that works amazing underneath your makeup too when you want something lightweight. The balm is a lot thicker as it works as a moisturiser, primer and mask too, but I don't get as much use out of it as I used to as I don't have somewhere to fit it in to my routine as of yet. 

Another product I've tried from this range is the Rose Tonic* which I always say is an underrated Pixi product of theirs and is great if you're not a fan of acid toners as this one helps to reduce redness and calm your complexion too. 
Pixi Rose Infused Skincare Review
Then we have the face sprays which I've had a bit of a mixed experienced with ever since I tried their Glow Mist* which ended up causing a lot of breakouts and I had to give it away. With that being said, I knew that I wanted to be careful around the Rose Glow Mist* as I suspect I'm going to get the same bad results from this, but I don't want to judge it until I've tried it (which I'm too scared to!). The Makeup Fixing Mist* on the other hand has already made it into my daily makeup bag and honestly I'm so impressed already. Using it underneath my makeup prolongs makeup wear and then I spritz it all over my face at the end to bring the look all together as well as making it look fresher and preventing the cake face from too many powder products. 

I've also been using the Rose Cream Cleanser* every night since I received this parcel which hasn't been for long enough to form of a solid opinion on it, but so far so good. It works as a second cleanse, foaming up ever so slightly without drying out the skin and despite it's thicker texture, it hasn't broken me out. I've got high hopes! 

I was super excited to try the Rose Ceramide Cream* as I've heard some amazing things about it, but I was expecting it to be thicker which I'm actually glad it isn't. The packaging which feels like an old toothpaste tube makes me feel happy, but of course it is what that's inside that count. It's nourishing without being greasy or sticky, so I'm actually really enjoying it more than I thought I would - I'm excited to try it out more. I've been using it in conjunction with the Rose Oil Blend* which so far I've had better luck with than their Jasmine Oil which just never took off in my skincare routine. Once again, I'm sure to give you an update after a few more weeks of use, but I have to comment on how amazing it smells. 

have you tried any of the Pixi Rose Range? 

Wednesday 13 February 2019

How I Want To Update My Bedroom For Spring

How I Want To Update My Bedroom This Year
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The other week I was hit with the inspiration to update some of my least favourite corners in my house by rearranging items that weren't being seen enough, stacking up books and buying a few plants in the process. During this reshuffle, I purchased this H&M Wool Blend Rug (which was super affordable for the quality 10/10 recommend!) and suddenly I had the desire back to finally get our bedroom finished. 

As you can see by the angle I've photographed for this post, my bedroom has a neutral theme with pink accent cushions to compliment the grey bed linen as well as having brass plant holders on the wall to fill the space. Our gallery wall is complete and now with the new rug, I feel like we no longer have a empty area at the end of our bed. The only corner that isn't complete is the one that is probably the most noticeable as it's the first thing you see as you come up our stairs. This is where I've started researching different homeware pieces to have there including a freestanding mirror and I even contemplated having a chair there at one point. 

Today I wanted to put together a little wishlist of some gems that I've been eying up for throughout my home, as well as pieces that I think would match what I want from my bedroom in 2019. At the moment, I'm leaning towards having a few hanging plants coming from the ceiling with either a mirror up against the wall to give the illusion of a bigger bedroom or adding some shelves with lots of trinkets on. 

Is there anything here that you have your eye on? 

Tuesday 12 February 2019

If You Buy One Milk Makeup Product...

Milk Makeup Bronzer Baked Review
Milk Makeup Bronzer Baked Review Swatch
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After writing about my Milk Makeup haul the other week, I knew that I wanted to give you an update on how I was getting along with all the products and although I'm still planning on doing that, there's one product in particular I have to talk to you about - the Milk Makeup Baked Matte Bronzer

I had very high expectations on this product before trying it and I'm glad it lived up to them as the easy to blend, buildable cream bronzer that it promised to be. After  a few hiccups with how best to apply it, I found that blending it with a Zoeva Silk Finish Brush was my best bet and I simply just sweep it over my cheekbones and temples. I have to say that I didn't know how this would fit into my current routine amongst all my other powder products, but the cream to powder formula and the fact that it doesn't disrupt my foundation makes it super easy to use. I personally enjoy using it in conjunction with my bronzer if I want a warmer, more sculpted makeup look, but it equally works just as well on it's own and as it's fairly buildable, I can get the colour that I want in a little amount of time. 

Although the warmer hue of the bronzer swatch can be deceptive, I think that this blends in perfectly with my complexion tone and I enjoy using it to lightly contour in the process too. I think that this will be a great makeup bag addition for the Spring and Summer months as it's lightweight and stays put too. I can see why this bronzer stick sold out within the first day of it being released and I would recommend you getting on the waiting list ASAP. 

Have you tried the Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer? 

Sunday 10 February 2019

Products You Don't Need, But Love To Have

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Honestly it took me quite a long time to think up a title that summarised what I wanted to say without it being titled "additional products you don't need, but they do something great so I love to have them anyway". That being said, I wanted to put together a handful of products that I reach for regularly, but wouldn't say they're a must have if you're keeping your routine simple. 

The Sol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Shower Gel is a product I didn't feel like I'd fall in love with as much as I have done, but this sweet scented shower friend has had me hooked. I like to concentrate using this on places that will be on show like my arms and legs as the fragrance lingers around for several hours after use. 

As you may know I picked the IGK Beach Club Spray when I was away in Prague last month and I've been using it ever since. I got the smaller can as I wanted to make sure it was for me before investing and I can 100% it is. It offers such a great amount of texture without making your hair crunchy. it's like a hair spray with more va-va-voom. 

Controversially I'm going to have to say that when it comes to make-up, I can easily skip primer and blusher if needs be. Saying this, the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter* is just exceptional at boosting the skin's radiance and making my base look ten times better. A new product I discovered recently is the Milk Makeup Baked Bronzer Stick which is great when used alone, but I like to use it underneath my powder bronzer too. It creates more of a 3D natural look when I want to add warmth and a flawless finish - plus it makes it last longer too. 

When it comes to skincare, I tend to stick to a similar routine of two cleansers, a toner, moisturiser and a serum/oil. The latter is something that always makes me feel boujie, so although I feel like it benefits my skin in many ways, it does still feel extra luxe. 

What products do you love to have in your routine? 

Saturday 9 February 2019

A Winter Skin Detox

Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol, Babyfacial, Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
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Being in the midst of Winter, my skin often needs a bit of a switch up in terms of routine to get my complexion looking radiant, smooth and hydrated again. I love using face masks and have written about my favourite Winter picks here, but today I wanted to share a few of my other products that I rely on for a thorough skin detox.  

A new addition to my routine has been the Drunk Elephant A-Passioni* which I've been using for just under a month now. I tend to apply it twice a week to ensure that my skin has gotten used to the potency of the retinol before upping the frequency of use. So far I've not had any peeling or negative reactions, instead it makes my skin feel soft and smooth after each application. Retinol supposedly takes time, so I'm looking forward to seeing if it'll clear up any acne scars I have too. 

The Drunk Elephant Babyfacial works similarly, but with the use of a AHA and BHA blend instead. In my opinion this is more instant, bringing any angry spots to their head as well as brightening the complexion in the process too. 

Continuing with the acid theme, the next product in this line up is the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser* which stars glycolic and lactic acid with a variety of fruit enzymes too which gently exfoliates and cleanses the complexion. I don't use this with every cleanse, but I do rely on it whenever my skin needs a bit of a detox as it never fails to make it feel and look better. 

Lastly up is the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow* which I wrote about at the start of Autumn and I have been relying on it to make my foundation look good ever since. Once again, I don't use all these products in conjunction with each other, so I like to switch them up as much as I can, but this one is my favourite for using in the day time when I know I will be working from home, so the product gets to work without me having to do anything to my skin. 

What products does your skin love? 

Thursday 7 February 2019

A Valentine's Day Gift Edit

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After the success of my Valentine's Day Fragrance Gift Guide and with a week to go until the big day, I wanted to put together a more general one for those who may be struggling in other areas such as lingerie, fashion and beauty. Of course it goes without saying that there may be a heart shaped themed going on, but I wanted to give a good range of items to treat yourself, a friend or send to a love one this v-day. 

Space NK are currently offering £15 off every £60 spend and I think it's about time I take full advantage of it to treat myself. The Diptyque Eau Rose Scent has been on my wishlist since I spritzed it plus their accompanying candles smell just as divine. The Rose Scented Oval* which World Duty Free kindly gifted me has also cemented how much I need to buy it. Alongside perfume, I think that a new makeup palette would go down a treat too like the Nars Skin Deep Palette

Perfumes, jewellery and lingerie are always a good option for a Valentine's Day gift. I feel like Missoma are always a good shout, but there's still some great more affordable options on ASOS too including this Gold Plated Initial Necklace and Liars and Lovers Coin Necklace which looks a lot more expensive than it is. 


Wednesday 6 February 2019

Valentine's Day Makeup

Valentine's Day Makeup
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I know what you're thinking, "it's not Valentine's Day yet though Lily" and I know I may be jumping ahead, but I just love incorporating red and pink hues into my makeup routine around this time of the year. It makes me feel like I have an excuse to get excited for Spring and I'm all for that, so today I'm sharing my favourite V-day beauty picks with you. 

For my base, I'm still in the midst of trying out the Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick and although I have mixed feelings on it at the moment, it doesn't make my makeup look bad, so what's the harm in trying new ways to make it work. I tend to concentrate the stick around my t-zone and especially over my cheeks. After my usual long lasting, radiant foundation and concealer routine, I go in with my Hourglass Unlocked Palette which I wish they'd make a permanent addition to their line as I wish everyone would be able to experience it. 

For eyes, I have dug out my Urban Decay Cherry Palette* as I can create a range of looks in the run up to Valentine's Day, experimenting with a soft, pink hued look to a more intense smokey eye. On the lips, I think it's safe to say I'll be going for my Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Queen* for a deep red, but I like to keep it neutral on the run with it's co-star Pillow Talk Lipstick*. I like to line my lips using the Buxom Plumpline Lipliner as this lasts a good amount of time on me and makes my lips look fuller in the process. 

To finish off this post, I'd like to take a moment to mention the products which make me feel like the dancing emoji whenever I use them. The Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream makes you smell good enough to eat, all whilst smoothing and softening the body at the same time. I then spritz either my Thierry Mugler Alien*, Diptyque Do Son or the Chloe Love Story Perfume* which was kindly sent over my World Duty Free as a Valentine's Day gift. 

Lastly, I paint my nails and toe nails, opting for a light pink in the form of OPI Passion Nail Lacquer* which gives off a subtle, yet 'pulled together' feel to the look. 

What are your favourite Valentine's Day products? 

Sunday 3 February 2019

February Beauty New Releases

February Beauty New Releases + Wishlist
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There's been a lot of exciting releases and new launches in the UK which has meant my beauty wishlist has grown by quite a bit. I was just going to make this a standard season wishlist, but when I started to look into what's newly been released, I thought I should do my duty and let you know about all the ones that are worth checking out. 

New foundations and base products are really having their moment now including the limited edition Nars Super Radiant Booster which looks like their primer I owned a couple of years back and loved. It promises to deliver a lightweight formula and an illuminated base which I think would be great paired with the Dior Forever Glow Foundation which I've heard a lot of positive reviews about.  

When the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Range was released, I wasn't quick enough to pick up their eyeshadow palette and ever since I've been tempted to try and snap it up a different way. They've now made it part of their main range, so it's made it's way back onto my wishlist again. Another range that has now become more available in the Milk Makeup brand which I've already done a post on my haul as it's now on Cult Beauty which the products flying off the shelves. So far, I've got mixed first impressions on the products, but I'll be sure to give an updated review at a later date. 

Nowadays it's takes quite a lot for me to be super excited about new releases which means that all the products in this post really have caught my eye, but the Pixi ranges they've extended on are on another level. Their Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel (yes that's right, they've released a whole range dedicated to their famous glow tonic) and Hydrating Milky Collection are on my wishlist, but honestly it's one to check out ASAP. 

I was very fortunate to get gifted the Diptyque Rose Scented Oval from World Duty Free and now I want everything from their Valentine's Day range including their candles and perfume. I had a sniff of it at the airport and I've been kicking myself for not getting it there and then. 

After telling myself that I need to make my way through my skincare collection, I've somehow ran out of all my cleansers now and I'm on the look out for a new one. The Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce offering is high up on my to-buy list, quickly followed by the new Kiehls Centella Sensitive pick which I've not seen a lot about, but it sounds right up my street. 

What beauty products are on your wishlist? 

Saturday 2 February 2019

Milk Makeup Haul

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After trying out my first product from Milk Makeup back in the Summer of last year, they've been making my wishlist bigger ever since. Their products always get glowing reviews and I see people raving about them a lot, so when they released they were officially coming to the UK I was ecstatic. As soon as Cult Beauty released them I was straight onto the site to make my order and I may have ordered quite a few pieces... 

My most lusted after product from Milk Makeup has to be the Matte Baked Bronzer which promises to deliver a bendable bronzed tint that perk up the skin and define the cheekbones in the process. It sold out pretty quickly on the site, so I'm glad I managed to snap one up. I think this will be particularly good come Spring and Summer, but of course I put it straight on my face as soon as it came. 

Next up is the Luminous Blur Stick, the radiant sister of their original Blur Stick, a much loved product that helps to minimise the appearance of pores and make the skin look smoother. I'm looking forward to giving this a try more. (I have a mini of the original too!). I've already put everything on my face and although I can't see any glitter particles, just a light shimmer in this formula, I'm not sure if it's done anything to the overall look of my complexion.  

I bought the Kush Fiber Brow Gel on a whim after I ran out of all my tinted brow gels and I wanted something that would make my brows look fuller and more defined. On reflection, I probably should have gone for the Gel Brow instead as I tend to get more use out of pencils, but I'm looking forward to seeing whether this one lives up to the hype and whether it's beats Glossier Boy Brow. After the first use, it's safe to say that it's pretty full on in terms of pigmentation and the brush can be a little tricky to use, but fingers crossed I get used to it. 
The Kush High Volume Mascara is a very well loved and rated product, so I always wanted to give it a try. My other mascaras are slowly coming to the end of their lives, so it felt like the right time to give this one a try. It promises to make the lashes look fuller and deliver a nourishing formula in the process - if it lives up to my expectations, it may be quickly put into my top mascara picks. 

I was hoping that the Sunshine Skin Tint would make it's way over to the UK, but it didn't, so the Flex Concealer was next on my list. I was worried that I wouldn't get the shade right as I always do when shopping online, but I went for fair after comparing swatches online to some of my other favourites. I was expecting this to be more of a light, buildable coverage, so was pleasantly surprised when it came out with a lot more coverage, so I can't wait to fully give this a try. 

I then got the free gift set trio that came with spending over £40 and it came with two miniatures of products I already have, but then a mini Lip and Cheek Stick in the shade Werk which has completely surprised me. They're a good size to toss in your handbag or to just give the product a good try.   

What do you recommend from Milk Makeup? 


Friday 1 February 2019

5 Things I've Added To My February To-Do List

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January felt like it was approximately forty days too long, but a lot has happened over the last four weeks. I got poorly and had to take some unexpected time off to make my way through my Netflix 'to-watch list' and we also had a city break in Prague for four days towards the end. Overall, it was a good start to the New Year, but we're now onto the second month and I've put together five things I've added to my February to-do list. 

Prep For Spring | Okay, I know I'm probably getting ahead of myself what with the recent flurries of snow, however I can't help but get excited for the start of cherry blossom, lighter evenings and sunnier days. I want to make sure that I have a few staple pieces in my wardrobe and start making plans on what to do over Spring. 

Celebrate | February brings around not on Valentine's Day, but also the anniversary of our proposal. On the 20th we got engaged last year and I want to make a bit of a celebration of it, maybe by going out for a meal or drinks. We're both not massive fans of making a big deal of v-day, but we still like to put the effort in and do something. 

Continue Watching Game of Thrones | We're currently re-watching all of the series of GoT before the new one comes out in April and although not a high priority on our list, I do want to get through a big chunk of it before the end of March. I think it's the perfect excuse to just switch off your brain at the end of the day for an hour or two - something that I want to make more of a habit of. 

Find New Podcasts | I've been really enjoying listening to podcasts whilst I work as it helps to fill the silence when you work on your own all day. Other than My Dad Wrote A Porno and Table Manners, I've been mostly listening to YouTube podcasts as I like something light hearted, but I'm always up for recommendations. 

Add A Few Pieces To My Wardrobe | As I said before, I want to start looking out for pieces that would fit into my wardrobe for the transitional period into Spring and Summer. I've also got to admit that I may or may not have dyed a few of my favourite clothes pink after washing a new red jumper, so if that's not as excuse to treat myself, I don't know what is. 

What on your February to-do list? 
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