Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Avon Nail Corrector Pen Review ...

Hi guys,

So I thought I would share with you this little nail correcter pen that I have been using for quite a while and is quite a good hack if you're a little sloppy with painting nails - especially the toenails which can be tricky. 

Basically, once you have painted your nails and they have dried, if you have got some on your fingers or toes (like the actual skin), then all you do is use the pen to remove the stains.

The pen itself must be filled with nail varnish remover but you can target it using the pen nib.

A fab product that is so simple but works so well!

Have you got anything to help you with painting nails?

Rachael xox

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Lili Aromatherapy Body Scrub Review & Giveaway ...

Hi guys,

I have been using Lili Aromatherapy scrubs for a little while now after they kindly sent me some to try out and I wanted to share them with you. I was very excited to receive them as I love at home pampering and DIY spa days and thought that these would be perfect to join my collection of products.

The scrubs arrived in this small cloth bag with a little tie handle. I received the pack of three body scrubs they sell and the packaging of the individual scrubs are so cute too! They have a tropical print on them and come in a handy resealable pouch to keep them fresh.

They were also sent with a Sri Lankan postcard with a lovely note from the brand too.

The whole aim of Lili Aromatherapy is to provide the consumer with exotic spa quality products that you can use at home. They want their customers to have the benefit of the healing power of aromatherapy through their body scrubs. The brand was founded through their love of visiting spas during their travels abroad. Having lived in Sri Lanka for some time, the founders came to realise that most of the healing ingredients used in luxurious spa treatments actually came from Sri Lanka and the natives used them in their beauty treatments. They developed a product from this in order to share the benefits of the Sri Lankan treatments with the world.

The products are 100% vegan, natural and all handmade.

For me, I use a body scrub when I use the bath which tends to be 3 times a week (the rest of the time I will shower). My baths tend to be the time when I will have that extra bit of pamper time (when I am catching up with my YT subscriptions.)

To use, all you have to do is massage it into the skin and then allow to rinse off. 

Meditation amongst lotuses

The meditation scrub has the best scent out of the three. I found using this one left me feeling relaxed with the aromatherapy oils used. The website recommends this product if you are between waxes or are feeling stressed.

An Affair Amongst Jasmines

This scrub was the best for results of the skin. The brand recommends use when you want glowing skin or you have a hot date and I would completely agree with that one. I find this works especially well for me when I have a tan and just finished off the glow.

Serenity Amongst Lavender Fields

This scrub is perfect for a late night scrub before getting into bed. The heavy lavender scent is amazing to chill you out and help you with a good night's sleep.

One of the best things about the scrubs is that you only need a small amount so it will last a really long time. I will definitely be repurchasing these scrubs once I have used them all up (although this probably won't be for a while!). 

The price online is in dollars but they ship anywhere in the world for FREE! You can pop online and see them here or check out their Instagram page too.

The good news is that Lili Aromatherapy sent me an extra pack for you guys too! Please enter below!! It is open to UK residents only and it will close on Friday 7th July!

Speak soon,

Rachael xox

Monday, 26 June 2017

Top Ten Products under £5 ...

Hi guys,

So today I wanted to share with you my top ten products under £5.

I don't believe you need to spend a fortune on makeup products to get the quality. It is very nice sometimes to splash out on an extra amazing product but these products are for the times when you are stuck to a bit of a budget!

PS Waterproof Mascara
PS Lash Contour Mascara

Both of these mascaras are from Primark which are available instore only and are both priced at only £2.00. The Waterproof mascara is great for volume. It has an extremely thick but contoured brush which helps the product to build up your lashes. The lash contour mascara is amazing for lash length. This has a much thinner brush than the waterproof.

I tend to use both of these products together. I brush on the waterproof mascara and then the lash contour mascara to build the length.

This kit is only £4 and has now been improved with the addition of an extra shade too. For the people who don't highlight as well as I do, this kit is an excellent product. The darker shade is ideal for a bit of contouring also. As you can see, this product has been well used by me and at £4, it definitely is a bargain.

I love Collection concealer. I have reviewed it previously here. This is priced at £3.99 which is an absolute bargain. I am sure you don't need me to tell you how amazing this product is. I think everyone who has tried it absolutely loves it. It is definitely one of the best concealers I have ever used!

Another Collection product that I have reviewed previously here. I use this every single day and run a sweep over my upper lid. This product is only £2.99 which is so cheap. This is the one thing I go back to time and time again and will always repurchase!

Avon Color Trend Eyeliner similar here.

This is probably one of the only kohl eyeliners I have ever used. I have posted a link to a similar item as this one didn't appear on my search. This is usually priced at around £3.00. I apply this one to the lower eye but mainly for a night out as I think the look is quite dramatic for a daytime. There are probably a lot better products out there, but I like what I like!

Makeup Gallery Feeling Blush Blusher

This product is only £1! £1! I basically visited Poundland and picked up a lot of their makeup gallery range quite a while back and this was one of them. I didn't expect to like a lot of them but this product is fantastic. The shade is amazing and is almost a rose gold shade which looks amazing on. I use this one quite often and at only £1 - it doesn't break the bank!

This is another product from the collection range and is priced at only £2.99 which is an absolute bargain. I buy it in the matt as I find the shimmery just emphasises oily skin and is more suitable for holidays. This product is not my favourite bronzer but if you are looking for something on a budget, I would recommend this. It does tend to look a little dark on but you then use it lightly which means you get more wear out of it. It does come in different shades, so it is possible I bought this in too dark a shade for my face! Maybe try a lighter shade than what you would usually go for?

Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette

I have this palette in two separate colourways; the smokey and the nude bronze shades.. Both of these palettes are usually priced between £2.99 and £3.99 depending if there is an offer on at the time. They are my go to palettes for taking on holiday as they are compact and the shades are all that I need when away. The shades are super pigmented and the colours are really layerable - meaning I can either do a one shade or build a smokey eye or bronzed eye with several of them. This is definitely a good value product - there aren't many places you can get 6 eyeshadow shades for less than £4.

So, that is it for my ten products under £5. 

Have you got a product you can recommend?

Rachael xox