When I look for a new skincare product I look for 3 main things:
2. Whether I'll actually use it regularly
3. Value for money
So when I received the Instanatural Organic Argan Oil I'll admit I was skeptical of whether it would tick all of the boxes for me, but you know what? It did! I can honestly say that it is one of the best beauty products I have ever used and I cannot fault it!
The quality is absolutely amazing as it contains 100% pure argon oil, nothing else. A lot of products on the market claim to be argon oil when in fact they only contain a tiny amount and are full of other chemicals that won't do your skin any good at all! Instanatural Organic Argan Oil can be used on your face, skin, hair and nails and whenever I use it my skin feels so soft and moisturized, it really feels like a treat whenever I use this product!
I use this everyday to moisturize my face and my nails before going to bed and a little really does go a long way! I have been using this product for around a month now and I am not even half way through the bottle! It also comes with a pump which is really handy to make sure I don't use too much!
This product is amazing and I love it.
Have you ever tried using argon oil? What did you think? Let me know in the comments by clicking on the title of this post and scrolling to the bottom!
So as you all know I'm a massive makeup fan, I somehow end up spending way too much time pondering over which shade of red lipstick I want to wear that day (because we all need loads of different shades...right??) Anyway, I am also a huge fan of makeup brushes, I own so many but I love each and every one of them! So when I was offered a L.A.B.2 Strokes Of Genius Eye Brush Set Of 5 Brushes I couldn't refuse! To be honest I am known for massively favouring high-end makeup brushes such as Zoeva and Urban Decay, simply because I feel the quality is usually excellent and what I would expect from a pricier product. So when I was offered the L.A.B.2 Eye Brush Set I was skeptical, at just £18.99 for a set of 5 brushes (that's less than £4 a brush!) I thought it would be too good to be true, however I was pleasantly surprised!
The eyeshadow brush is perfect for applying the product all over the lid and it packs just enough eyeshadow so none is wasted! It's not the softest brush in the world but it is definitely not uncomfortable and for the price I think it's amazing!
The crease brush does what it says on the tin (or brush) and is small enough to really get in the crease and give your eyes gorgeous definition.
The pointed eyeliner brush is the brush that I have used the least out of this set, it's not because I don't love it, it's just that I don't tend to wear liquid eyeliner often (I prefer to use an eyeliner pencil) but the shape of the brush is perfect for perfecting your cat-eye, whether you're going for a daytime look or a more dramatic evening look!
One of my favourite brushes in the set is the brow & liner brush - I use this brush for filling in my eyebrows with eyeshadow and it's amazing for creating a really natural but defined look to my brows. It distributes the eyeshadow evenly - further adding to how natural my brows look - I LOVE it!
The brow & lash groomer is also one of my favourite brushes in the set. I like to lightly use the brow side of the brush to lightly brush my eyebrows into place to make them look even more defined. I use the lash side of the brush whenever my eyelashes look a little clumpy after applying mascara just to separate them and make them look more natural.
Overall I absolutely love the L.A.B.2 Strokes Of Genius Eye Brush Set Of 5 Brushes - I think the set is extremely good value for money whilst having the level of quality you would expect from more expensive brushes.
What are your favourite makeup brushes? Will you be trying these out? Let me know by leaving a comment below, just click on the title of this post and scroll down!
So last Friday I went to a blogging event and I was super nervous beforehand as I had never been to one before (I've always been too nervous!) The event was hosted by Funky Laser and as soon as I entered the building I felt at ease, everyone was so welcoming and I knew it would be a fun evening of jewelry making and eating cake!
We all got to design and create our own feather necklaces based on THIS design - I opted for a Little Mermaid inspired glittery (obvz) design and I LOVE it! :)
After an hour or so of making the feather necklaces and eating cake (which was delicious by the way!) we were shown the laser machine and we each received a name necklace made from our chosen acrylic (which I also chose the glittery option surprise surprise!)
We were also given a goodie bag which was full of treats including a 'blogger' necklace! So basically Funky Laser can make practically anything you want from cake toppers to jewelry! All you have to do is ask!
So lately I've been thinking about how ethical the clothes I wear actually are. I know a lot of us (including me!) are guilty of getting super excited when we see a gorgeous new bag or top we love and wanting to buy it instantly, but how often do we actually think about where they've come from?
I know how easy it is to get wrapped up in the friendly atmosphere of a warm and inviting department store but I really believe we need to start thinking before we buy.
I recently discovered a business called The Travellers' Trading Co. and it's amazing! The Travellers’ Trading Co. is a brand new company which stocks premium leather accessories as well as comfort wear which come directly from independent South African businesses. This means that you can wear your latest purchase from The Travellers' Trading Co. safe in the knowledge that you're wearing beautiful, ethically sourced and quality made clothing and accessories!
Yves Saint Laurent once said that 'fashion fades, style is eternal' - I completely agree. I think what makes the YSL brand so unique is that every single piece is timeless. Each piece makes a statement of its own and I believe that is what defines 'style' rather than just 'fashion'.
I've put together a set including the 'iconic' Smoking Jacket - this jacket makes a huge statement and is the main feature of this look. I have included other Yves Saint Laurent pieces that I feel compliment the Smoking Jacket really well, the pop of colour really helps to highlight the jacket's clean, classic lines and gives the look a sophisticated edge whilst still creating a stylish and timeless effect.
The YSL pieces featured in this set are:
Saint Laurent Stole
Saint Laurent distressed mid-rise skinny jeans
Saint Laurent satin platform heels
Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in Orange Shiver
I LOVE summer! I love the endless blue skies, waking up to the sound of birds singing happily, the smell of freshly cut grass and sweet smelling flowers! Unfortunately where I live in the UK, summer is a very different story! Warm, sunny days are few and far between; instead we face an almost daily battle with the wind and the rain as I try (usually unsuccessfully) to keep my long hair under control!
That's where Prestige Flowers come in! Thanks to them I can now bring summer into my own home! Their flowers are so beautiful and really capture that summer feeling! They have flowers for all occasions such as Birthdays, Anniversaries, thank you flowers and so many more. Their website is organised into sections so it's really easy to find the type of flowers you're looking for (which is really handy for people like me who can't be bothered to spend a long time searching for the perfect flowers - here the website does it for you!)
When the flowers arrived I didn't know what they would look like as they were a gift from Prestige Flowers and I hadn't specified which ones I would like, but I was not disappointed! The flowers are absolutely beautiful and they go with any colour scheme - I love them and I would definitely recommend Prestige Flowers!
What are your favourite flowers? Let me know in the comments! :)
So something happened yesterday, something really good; I finally learned to let go of something that was making me sad - it wasn't easy at all (I've had my fair share of uncontrollable crying and listening to sad songs!) but I think I've finally let go.
I'm not 100% sure how I did it to be honest, but I think I just learned to accept it. So I'm writing this blog post for you just to let you know that things will get better and that it's okay to cry and feel sad, but it won't last forever. Eventually you will be happy again and it will feel like such a relief and you will feel AMAZING! Because you know what? As cliche as it sounds you are amazing, yes you reading this right now!
I think what changed for me is I've learned to appreciate every glimmer of happiness and hope there is in my life and not let things get to me as much, because they don't deserve my tears. What is meant to happen will happen because everything (yes everything!) happens for a reason.
So for all of you reading this now thinking that you'll never be as happy as you used to be, just remember that we're on this journey together and we are amazing.
Even if this post has helped just one of you, that will make me so super happy! I feel the quote below is so accurate and what I really needed to hear right now so hopefully it will help some of you too :)
I never used to have any sort of skincare routine at all (shocking I know!) but over the past year or so I have developed an evening skincare routine which I am happy (ish) with! (I also have a morning skincare which is very similar to this one so if you would like me to share that with you do let me know!)
Anywayyyy, I start my evening skincare routine by taking off all my makeup from the day with the L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water - I just put some on a cotton pad and swipe it all over my face and neck. It usually takes me about 3 cotton pads with this micellar water on before all my makeup is removed (which if you ask me is pretty good! No rubbing and dragging the skin - it can also be used on eyes and lips so it's actually really gentle so it's great for sensitive skin like mine!)
Once all of my makeup is removed I like to make sure my skin is fully cleansed by using the Simple Refreshing Facial Wash - I apply this after I have wet my face with warm water and I remove it with a wet face cloth (you can also remove it with just water if you'd prefer) - I really like this face wash as it removes any last traces of makeup and makes my skin feel really refreshed after I use it.
Next I like to use a toner - I'm currently using the Instanatural Vitamin C Facial Toner - this was actually sent to me by the company and the product is alright but I'm not that impressed to be honest. The bottle has a pump so it can be sprayed directly onto the face (but when I tried this it got everywhere so I just spray it into my hands and apply it to my face that way).
After toning my face I like to use the Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream - this is AMAZING! It comes in a cute little jar and sinks into my skin really easily! (I like to use a cotton bud when getting the product out of the jar as this is more hygienic :) ) - I apply this to my face in small circular motions (with the circles going towards the centre of the face to reduce stretching of the skin) and avoiding the eye area. My skin always feels so soft after using this and it still feels soft the next morning!
I then like to use the Simple Kind To Eyes Soothing Eye Balm - I like to apply this with my ring fingers so it's more gentle on my skin. This eye balm is so moisturizing and is amazing at keeping my eye area hydrated and soft! As with all Simple skincare products I have found, this is really good for those of you who have sensitive skin like I do! :)
For my lips I like to use the Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips - this is literally the best lip product I have ever come across! My lips feel SO hydrated after using it and I also like to use it during the day as well because as well as keeping my lips moisturized, it also gives them a gorgeous rose coloured tint (sometimes I like to use this instead of a lipstick or a lipgloss when I'm going for a more natural look!) - it is amazing!
Finally for my hands I like to use the Dove Visible Effects Hand Cream (I'm not sure if this is still available in places such as Boots and Superdrug but I think it might be elsewhere such as Amazon) anyway, this is amazing for keeping my hands hydrated, I always wake up the next morning with super soft hands! Amazing! :)
And that is it! I hope you've found this post helpful in someway and if you have any questions feel free to tweet me @BeautyReviews_x or @Tyesha_xx :)
I love art. I've loved art for as long as I can remember, I think it's amazing how a single piece of art can tell a whole story. That's why I love ArtHome.London - Imagine having a mini gallery (how fab does that sound?!) on your wall, which changes monthly so you don't get bored! ArtHome.London is a really fun way to discover new artists and their work; normally you would have to go to exhibitions all over the world (which is time taking and expensive!) to see these pieces of art, and instead they’re delivered right to your wall!
And you can have this for FREE! Yes, free! For a one month trial! By visiting ArtHome.London HERE and entering the code Tyesha (How amazing is that!) There's no long term commitment, you can cancel online anytime and there are no delivery and pick up costs! What more could you want! Nothing. Nothing is the answer :)
At the moment it's only available to those of you living in London<3
Let me know if you sign up for your free trial! :)
Hi everyoneeee! :)
So it was my Mam's birthday the other day and I'd already bought her present, but this year I wanted to make it extra special - as I scoured the Internet (mainly Pinterest and Twitter tbh) for creative ways to say 'I love you Mam', I discovered Wrap.me (which you can visit HERE) - the website that allows you to create your own personalised wrapping paper with your own photos! I think this is such a good idea as it gives gifts that little extra something - I decided to create a sort of timeline on my wrapping paper, so I placed photos of me and my Mam side by side in chronological order :)
The wrapping paper arrived in perfect condition and I was so impressed! I knew my Mam was going to love it! :)
As I handed my Mam her present - all neatly wrapped in my Wrap.me wrapping paper, she looked SO happy! She absolutely LOVED it! We both agreed that it was a really nice personal touch and my Mam has actually kept the wrapping paper because it is so lovely (she opened it carefully so she didn't rip it) :)
I'll definitely use Wrap.me in the future for any special occasion!
What have you been loving lately?
As I rolled (literally) out of bed on Saturday morning I was feeling a bit down, no particular reason, I just didn't really feel like getting out of bed - (so basically a normal day for me then!)
But as I stumbled down the stairs, trying to feel a bit more motivated for the day, I remembered that my CloClo London jewelry order was expected today - well that put a spring in my step! And when they arrived, the items did not disappoint!
I received a beautiful 'Paris' necklace, (which you can buy HERE) - this necklace is perfect for jazzing up a plain outfit and looks amazing for summer! The length of the necklace is adjustable and I absolutely LOVE it! :)
I also received another fabulous necklace - the 'Brandi' necklace, (which you can buy HERE) - this necklace is so elegant and is perfect for adding a touch of class and sophistication to your outfit - it looks amazing for both daytime and evening wear and it's gorgeous!
Finally, I received a pair of absolutely beautiful earrings - the 'Sandra' earrings, (which you can buy HERE) - these are now my all time favourite earrings! They are so unique (I've never seen any earrings like these) - they are classy and elegant and I LOVE them!
So basically, CloClo London has now become one of my favourite fashion jewelry shops! (Not to mention the packaging is beautiful too!) You can visit their website and see if you love their jewelry as much as I do HERE
And that is it for this blog post!
What jewelry have you been loving lately? Let me know in the comments below :)
Hello everyone! :)
As it is now May (where has the time gone?!) I've decided to do an April favourites, (basically everything that I have been obsessing over in the past month).
So the first thing I have been LOVING is the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set. These are absolutely beautiful! It comes with 8 brushes (as well as a very snazzy looking bag/case thing may I add) and I can safely say that they are all fabulous. I am very fussy with makeup brushes but these ones don't just look beautiful, they make my makeup (try saying that quickly when you're tired) look beautiful as well :)
So the next thing I have loved in April is a bit random.....cheese toasties. Now I am not a massive cheese eater, in fact I don't eat cheese at all (unless it's on pizza) - but now that I have discovered cheese toasties, there is no going back to my none cheese eating ways. I just love them when it's cold outside and I'm all warm and toasty (sorry) under a cozy blanket..........okayyyy...moving on....
So apart from cheese toasties (haha), I have been loving nude heels. I feel that nude heels can literally go with anything whilst adding that touch of glamour to your outfit. I bought some really nice ones from New Look a while back and although they are simple, they look very classy and stylish :)
Sticking with the beauty/fashion theme, I have been loving berry lipsticks lately. I know berry lipstick colours are usually seen as something that can only be worn in Autumn/Winter but honestly they can look AMAZING with a bright/floral Spring/Summer outfit! I used to be too nervous to wear a dark lip during the day but lately I have been brave and just gone for it :) I have been really enjoying using MAC lipstick in the shade 'Rebel' and I actually prefer wearing a dark lip now as it doesn't wear off as quickly as a paler colour.
So that's it for now :) What have you been loving in April? What are you looking forward to trying out in May?
*Salsa dances off into the distance whilst eating a cheese toastie*
Today I'm going to do a review on the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara! Just to put this out there: this post is not sponsored by Benefit, I bought this mascara myself :) (and I LOVE it!)
So the first thing I noticed about this mascara is how amazing the packaging is, I think packaging is so underrated, it's like the first thing you notice about a product before you've even picked it up, and I think Benefit have really done a good job on the packaging here :).
The brush itself is a sort of spoon shape and I think that's really good for adding the extra curl and volume to my lashes, I like to use the brush with the curve of it pointing downwards first to add volume, and then I turn it the opposite way (curve pointing up) to really separate my lashes and make them look AMAZING :)
This mascara is really good for everyday wear as well as a night out as it can be applied to make your lashes look as natural or as false as you want! It's basically a two-in-one mascara and I can't get enough of it :)
I would 100% give it a 10/10 rating (I would give it more if I could haha), this is now my go-to mascara and I will be definitely purchasing another one when my current one runs out! :)
What mascaras are you loving right now?
Hello everybodyyyy! :)
Today I thought I would do a blog post where you get to know me a bit more, kind of like getting to know the person behind the blog, or as most people would call it, 10 random facts about me! Wooooo yeahhh! :)
1. I have a slight phobia of watches (yes watches!) I know, weird right? And when I say 'slight', what I really mean is they make me feel physically sick when I see one, so sorry if you're like a really big fan of them or something, don't take it personally ;)
2. I am a huuugeee fan of Lady Gaga, she is flawless basically.
3. I like to sing. A lot. Like if someone is talking to me and they say a certain word that reminds me of a song, I will burst into song as soon as they've said it (anyone else do this? Haha)
4. I did ballet dancing for around 13 years, I LOVED it! :)
5. I love to collect lipsticks, MAC ones in particular because they are AMAZING. To be honest I just love makeup in general....and clothes....and shoes...and bags....annndd the list could go on :')
6. My favourite colour is hot pink and when I was younger I always wanted to own a hot pink, sparkly car when I was older (I say when I was younger, I'd still like one of those now haha)
7. My favourite season is summer because who doesn't love bright, sunny days! :)
8. My favourite (non-Gaga) song at the moment is Blank Space by Taylor Swift because, admit it, we've all flicked our hair whilst staring into the mirror saying 'cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream!'
9. I have a pet rabbit called Cuddles (yes Cuddles) haha
10. My favourite book at the moment is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green because, let's be honest, who doesn't love a sad, romantic, heartbreaking story every once in a while!
Annnnddd that is it for today! If you enjoyed this post please leave a comment and share it with your friends!
Spring is finally here (Horray!) and what better way to celebrate the warmer (hopefully) weather by doing a spring/summery blog post! Can I get a woop woop! :)
Anyway, let's get started! :) Nude lips are very in this season with designers such as Versace and Gucci rocking the no makeup-makeup look! I love this look because I think it suits anyone and it makes you look really healthy and glowing ready for summer! Right now I am loving the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette as with 12 different eyeshadow shades including matte, shimmer and glitter, you can create the perfect natural makeup look.
Buuuutttt if the previous look isn't for you then fear not bright coloured lipstick fans! Dolce & Gabbana decided to opt for a very romantic look this season by choosing classic red lips and thick eyebrows; this elegant look is perfect for a night out or even for everyday wear if you're brave enough to wear the dark lip! At the moment for red lipstick, I love MAC's lipstick in the shade 'Lady Bug' because I think it's the perfect red to suit all skin tones and glides on really smoothly so it feels really moisturizing! As a drug-store alternative, I love the Bourjois lipsticks as there is a fantastic range of red shades to suit everyone and they are so long lasting so no need to reapply so often (I know how annoying that can be!) so these are really useful for people who are constantly on the go!
What makeup looks are you loving this season? What new looks do you want to try?
Love Tyesha <3
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