Monday, 30 November 2015

JETech Bluetooth keyboard

Seeing as we are in the last week of November, every where is having this 'black friday' sale, which is newish thing in the UK. But anyhow, it kind of got me in the 'buying' mood. so i went and purchased a little something to make blogging a little easier for me.

Seeing as i cant always grab out my Hefty laptop and write a post as and when i feel like it and my ipad is never far) i decided why not get a keyboard case for my ipad, So that is exaclty what i did. 

Yes the ipad has a keyboard on the screen but i feel like i cant type that fast, as when i get into writing i tend to be a little heavy handed on the keyboard so instead of bashing the screen, i can bash a few keys, with hopefully less damage. 

So i went onto amazon and youtube looking for keyboard cases and reviews and found the JETech bluetooth keyboard. It looked fancy and all the reviews were great, so as easy as it is, i clicked buy. 

When it arrived it came all neatly packaged in a box and was super easy to get going with my ipad, it works like a dream and for £24.95 i thought it was a right bargain! 

I am currently using it now and it feels just like a laptop, the screen is sturdy enough for me to have it on my lap without falling over and the keys feel good under the fingertips.

The one thing i have found about using blogger on my ipad is uploading pictures into the blog, that is somewhat a challenge, but not impossible, this is the second blog i have written using my new funky key board so it isn't impossible, and we do have photo editing apps that are just as good as photoshop so I'm not stuck there. 

Over all i am so happy with this purchase it generally looks like the ipad and JETech were made for each other, it looks smart and professional, with the ease of carrying around an ipad. 

I feel it will make blogging easier for me as i can write what is on my mind and what i want to share, as my ipad is always around and create blogs on the go! 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Aztec clay mask

Now we all like to treat our skin once in awhile and we all should probably start doing this a lot more than what we do, but whats a better way to really treat our skin than with a good face mask

The Aztec clay facial mask is a clay based mask that makes your face pulsate! Before trying this product i thought no way could it make my face pulsate, but my god yes it does!! Its the most strangest sensation ever!

When mixing the mask it did take a few attempts to get the consistency right, i had a little pot ( it has to be non metal bowl) added the powder with equal parts of water, but it just never seemed right. 
So it says on the instructions you can also use apple cider vinegar ( i know, strange). Mixed this together and the powder started to sizzle and bubble, so i continued mixing for a little longer and the texture was perfect! I applied this all over my face avoiding eyebrows, eyes and mouth and left it to dry for the required time (timings are on the directions)

As is it drying you can feel your face pulsate and its almost as if its pulling your pores tighter, which is fab and what everyone wants! Once dry, wash your face with warm water and your skin can be left looking a little red from all the pulsation going on! But that usually subsides rather quickly. 

I haven't come across a better face mask! I think i will use this for a very long time! Especially as clay is a natural resource! 

Monday, 23 November 2015

An Easy Stocking filler!

As we wake each morning to find a light shimmer of frost covering everything, it can only mean one thing. Winter. Winter is well and truly here now as the nights draw in faster, heating is on and the hat and scarfs come out to play. 

The one thing every body loves (or stresses out over) about winter is that we gain one step closer to Christmas! A time of giving, receiving and spending time with our loved ones. So i thought id share a little stocking filler present that can be quite useful!

Rituals foaming shower gel is one idea that is perfect! Everyone loves a good shower gel for Christmas (sometimes is the easy option all so!) They are small enough to fit inside a stocking filler or maybe a little secret Santa gift idea! 

They are a gel form to start with and when it comes into contact with water it foams up, just like a shaving foam. The texture is so soft on the body and the smell is just pure bliss!  I have to say the eucalyptus and rosemary is my all time Favorite! The smell lasts ages on your self once used in the shower! Which is fab! I love getting a random sniff of the scent. 

I got brought these as a present myself and found them very useful for travelling as they are small and weigh hardly anything. It is perfect if you're a heavy packer! They can fit into such small gaps! They last quite a long time as well, i like to take showers once or twice a day (depending on what i'm doing) and these lasted me easily for two weeks! 

Monday, 16 November 2015

Arbonne Makeup Primer review!

I guess you can say i was like a child at Christmas receiving this in the post! when i came home i was just so excited to see the package awaiting me and i just couldn't wait to see what was inside! 

Browsing through twitter i stumbled upon a 'bloggers wanted' post for a review of a makeup primer! which of course grabbed my attention immediately and i got in touch with someone who could point me in the right direction! 
I started to do a bit of research of the brand 'Arbonne' as i had never heard of it before so here is a little of what i found out. The whole range is vegan certified and free from parabens, mineral oils, gluten and long life preservaties. You can find out more on their website -

So the next day in the morning, face freshly washed and moisturized, ready to start my daily makeup routine, i grabbed the makeup primer sample, i found it doesn't really have a scent which is probably for the best! If you are putting a lot of products on your face you don't want the combined smell of everything as it normally doesn't end well! I've had the experience of putting a product on my face because i thought it would be doing good, but the smell was horrendous so i physically couldn't continue with that product purely because of the smell! Whereas no smell, no problem! 

Spreading the primer was a nice surprise! It simply glided over my face and covered nicely and i didn't even need to use a lot! A little goes a long way with this primer! which makes it cost effective! (winner) 
Afterwards applying my foundation, i found it blended better, weather it was just a coincidence of a good makeup day or not, it blended very nicely! 

After a good hard day at work of blood, sweat and tears makeup doesn't normally like to stay where i put it in the morning (frustrating i know). Come midday i definitely noticed my makeup was staying put! Meaning i didn't need to reapply during the day, as a beauty therapist we have to look 'dolled up', so re applying makeup during the day is not what id say is at the top of the list.  But i didn't need to reapply! (hallelujah!) 

Come to my night routine i had noticed a little slip and slide of makeup, but foundation was still there! ! Not all of it, but it was still there! Nothing stays perfect forever does it! So a little wear and tear is expected! 

Would i purchase this primer? 
I would actually yes! A little goes a long way and knowing its not clogging up my pores and its actually doing it job then why wouldn't i purchase this? I think i have found a good brand here and onto a winner! 

I all so got a little extra than what i was expecting! A pack of samples containing a cleanser, toner, serum, eye cream, 2 types of day creams and a night cream! I am excited to try these out and feel the amazing effects it will have on my skin! 

+Arbonne International 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The complete 32 Eye shadow palette!

Casually going through you tube videos (as you do) and looking upon makeup tutorials! Makeup tutorials really do interest me because i like how everyone does things their own way and achieve such fantastic looks, and if i learn a trick or two along the way then fantastic! 

What i did notice is that a lot of makeup tutorials were using this one palette and i all so stumbled across review after review on blogs about this one palette. So i thought wow this must a be a good palette and then somehow it ended up being delivered to my house (oops, little online shopping never hurt anybody, right?) 

Now a palette of 32 eye shadows how much do you think it would cost you? If you look at a MAC palette of 15 that's probably £65? A lot of money basically! I for one am not a fan of spending money! Its my hard earned pennies and i don't want to go wasting them on anything! So when i seen the price of this 32 eye shadow palette then i just instantly thought i was getting a bargain! This palette comes of the price of £8! Yes that's right £8, and it can create natural everyday  looks or going out party looks! So its a winner all around really! 
The pigments are fab and super easy to blend which makes our routine easier! (nothing worse than not being able to blend your eye shadow properly). It has a mixture of shimmer and matte eye shadows to pick from and its a very neutral colour palette, so me not being very 'out there' with my eye shadow this was literally perfect! 

I have had this palette since the start of the year, and I've worn eye shadow from this palette every day since, and by looking at the palette now it looks like I've

 hardly touched it! Apart from a few signs of wear and tear out the outside but it looks like i haven't even dented any of the eye shadows! So for £8 this palette is going to last you a hell of a long time! 

Thank you revolution for creating such a fantastic eye shadow palette!

Monday, 9 November 2015

A Must have hair product!

So once upon a time i strolled across batiste dry shampoo  and I haven't looked back since!  It has become my go to product for my hair!

  I mainly use this product to add volume and texture into my hair,  as my hair is what people call 'Virgin hair' aka hair that hasn't been destroyed with hair dye so my hair doesn't really hold well when it has just been washed and  normally just falls out. So i normally need to wait for that second day hair to keep the style i like without it falling out! I like a  lot of volume in my hair so I back comb the heck out of it and without this bastise it will drop out within half an hour or so and if you're going out then this is just the start of a disastrous outcome! 
Batiste is normally used for a dry shampoo, which does come in so handy on those days that you just cannot be bothered to wash your hair, this fits the bill! Just simply spray it into the roots of the hair, give it a little rub into the scalp and you're good to go! Your hair looks like it is clean! On those lazy mornings this is a life saver so we can get them extra ZZZZZZZZZZ's! 
If I were to put anything on my hair it has to smell good! And oh my this is good! I currently have the fruity cherry smell, I absolutely love it! I sometimes just spray it in my hair just for the smell! 
You can purchase this product in your local drug store! I am keen to try out all the different smells of batiste! 

After spraying hair 
Before Spraying hair
 So here you can see the difference from before and after i used batiste spray! On the Left is the picture of after my hair is sprayed and you can see there is a lot more volume in the hair compared to the photo on the right. The hair had just been washed and blasted with the hair dryer, i always try and dry my hair with as much volume as i can to help! Apologies for the lack of makeup in both photos! ( i know halloween has gone) 

+Batiste Shampoo Seco 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A Facial with immediate results!

Having never really been interested in spending money on a facial that might not deliver good results i never really bothered with my skin routine! Until i started my college course and they introduced me into the wonderful world of microdermabrasion! 

I think you only really bother with your skin when you realize what damage your doing by not looking after it! I never knew everything can age us! such as lighting, heating, weather and diet! I am aware everyone wants to stop the aging process whereas we may not be able to stop ourselves from ageing, we may be able to slow it down a tad!

Microdermabrasion helps with just that and much more! Let me explain. 
Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation that provides immediate and visible results! If you are concerned with aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, open pores, blackheads,pigmentation, blemish scares, stretch marks.. the list can go on.. but this is the treatment for you!! 

Depending on your skin concern you may need a course of treatments, but with regular treatments your skin increases its collagen and elastin  giving you a firmer and rejuvenated appearance, also with the vacuum action it can help lift and tone the muscles! (incredible i know)

After having my first crystal clear microdermabrasion i was super impressed! The treatment didn't hurt, and my face wasn't red at all! After following aftercare correctly, when applying makeup again oh my, my face was glowing! makeup applied smoothly and my skin just looked so radiant! After taking off all the dead skin on my face, i just have never known my skin to feel so soft! With the reduction of blackheads! (winning!). Now i have a microdermabrasion once a month to give my skin a real clean and my skin couldnt be better! 
I recommend this to all my clients and when they have their first, they always keep it up because its just fab! 

Your welcome! ;) 

*Prices vary depending on your local salon* 
Picture is of crystal clears logo, by crystal clear. 

Monday, 2 November 2015

Battle of Maybelline eyeliners!

Eyeliners is something i haven't experimented with  much, until recently i have been looking at everyone's eyeliner and thought to myself wow the eyeliner they use really stays on well and its jet black all day long! So then i ventured out into the big wide world of eyeliners! 
I knew from the start i never wanted to spend a lot on eyeliners purely because in the drug store, they simply have so many in the low price bracket that i was sure i would find 'the one'. 

Gel on the the left, Liquid on the right 

Maybelline eye studio gel liner in black is my 'go to' eyeliner. I have been using this eyeliner for a few years and just thought it was super easy to apply, the pot of gel lasts absolutely ages and for £7.99 its defiantly worth the price, so why change? I still do really love this eyeliner and i still use it but i just find i have to re apply this throughout the day to keep that jet black look that i love, especially when most of the time at work i am running around like a headless 
chicken sweating (Lovely i know) and it kind of just slides off my eyes. 

Here at two photos i took at the end of a hard working day, this gel had been applied at roughly 7.30am and the photo was taken at 10.45pm, i didnt reapply on this day as i wanted to compare the both with just one application. 

So you can see it has stayed on but you can see some wear and tear, the eyeliner was all across the top of the eyelid and across the bottom water line, you can see that the eyeliner has only really remained on the one side of the eye. I still love gel eyeliner and still use across the bottom waterline and i probably will always use the gel across the bottom waterline!


Maybelline master precise eyeliner forest in black is the eyeliner i brought for £5.99, it is a liquid eyeliner  which at first i was put off, because i remember trying out a liquid eyeliner before and my god it was a pain! Last time i tried a liquid eyeliner i had to sit with my eyes closed for a few minutes before it was dry! So buying this was a risk! 
As soon as i got home i was eager to try it out, i had read a few reviews before hand and they all seemed good so i wanted to see if they are right! When i put it on, i knew instantly they were right! I love it! Its so easy to apply with the find tip and you just draw away! All so best of all i don't have to sit with my eyes closed for it to dry! Its just dry! 

 So here are my after photos of wearing the liquid all day, the liquid again has been on from 7.30am and this picture was taken at 9.24pm, so a little earlier than the gel photos, but as you can see it has stayed on very well, it is still jet black with not many signs of wear and tear (the bottom eyeliner is gel). 

So in comparison with gel and liquid eyeliner on which one is better ? Well the choice is yours, but i think i will still be using both! As i love the jet blackness of the liquid on the top of the eyelid and i love the gel on the bottom! Maybelline you have done me proud! I will defiantly be buying both these products again and you have changed my views on liquid eyeliner! 

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