Kaga Nails swatches and review

I have been very lucky enough to receive some Kaga gel nails to try out over the past few months, which is a UV gel polish system that is a professional quality gel formula and available from Amazon.
During my trial I tried it on bare nails, on plain press ons as well as an overlay on tips.
The bottles are luxurious, there are endless colours to choose from and are all priced according to quality, ranging from £5.48-£11.99. Colours range from deep plums, vivid yellows, golden shimmers and ethereal iridescent glitters.


Read on to see how the performed and what my final thoughts are on the Kaga range.
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Kat Von D Lock It Foundation Review

While at the Kat Von D Blogger Event I was given the opportunity to try a Lock It Foundation. This is something I had been dying to try for years as I had heard friends and bloggers online rave about the coverage and lasting power of the foundation.

The shade range available ranged from very pale to deep tones so there is definitely an option for almost everyone. If your shade is slightly off tone, you can mix the Lock It Concealers in to get your perfect shade.

Time trialled; 7 months

Shade chosen; Light Neutral 45

Cruelty free; Yes

Price; £27

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L’Oreal Paradise Primer review

Looking at my mascara collection I realised I do need to branch out and try some more brands and mascara typed. Mascara and I do have a slight love hate relationship, as I have very oily lids and under eye area, meaning 90% of the time I sport the panda look without intention of playing fancy dress.

I have been looking at mascara primers and wanted to start with those to use up mascara that were lacking va-va-boo, so purchased the newest L’oreal Paradise Lash Primer.

 

These are it’s claims:
Primes lashes.
2 in 1 primer, that boosts mascara volume and length and cares for lashes.
Lashes have the appearance of being soft and feather like, and be stronger and more conditioned.

Price: £11.99

Ingredients to note:
Jojoba oil to nourish.
Vitamin enriched.
Panthenol to encourage lashes  to grow.
Rose canina oil for vitamin A and E to nourish, strengthen and smooth texture.

Time used: 3 months

Other things to note:
Cruelty free: No
Vegan: No, contains beeswax

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Skincare Diaries; Month 1

I’ve vowed that this year I am going to crack on with getting my skin in tip top condition, and be a little bit less bias to the stuff I do use (mainly Pixi and Body Shop) and splash out on skincare in all shapes forms and sizes.

Now going into this I do have quite sensitive skin around my cheeks, nose areas and middle forehead. If the wrong products touch these areas I am left with burns and sore red irritated skin. So I am cautious however I am cracking on with it to see what else is out there because we won’t know unless we try will we?!

I will be doing monthly checkins of the products I use, if I’ve stuck to it, and if I’ve seen an improvement with what I’m using.

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Gluten Free Diaries; Pizza Faith Cardiff

I recently visited Pizza Faith after finding out that they serve gluten free bases, as well as normal vegan bases/pizza. We went as a trio, one Vegan, one gluten free, and one carnivore. Cheeses can even come in milk and vegan form so it keeps everyone happy.

We were able to choose from various toppings and sides, many of which are vegan and gluten free, and they even do deserts and donuts.

Pizzas start from £5 where you can create your own, choose one from the menu.  and you can also combine with a side and drink to create a meal deal.

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Natura Siberica Northern Soap for Deep Cleansing review

Recently I have been a bit more experimental in trying out different skincare lines and my skin has been very cooperative. My guess is that as I’ve gotten older it’s getting less reactive to products which is fantastic because it means now I can expand on my skincare collection!
I’ve not been lazy lately and I have been actually washing and toning my face every morning, instead of just using makeup wipes or a glycolic wipe/pad, my skin has loved me for not being lazy.

I’d heard about this product from a few ladies in M&S so when I had the opportunity to test out the “Amaretto smelling face wash” which was all natural I couldn’t say no. This is the Northern Soap Deep Facial Cleaning by a brand called Natura Siberica.

It’s all natural, no animal bi products included so it’s vegan friendly, and it smells amazing.

This is a deep cleanser with activated charcoal that you wipe on with the sponge (which is conveniently included), and wash off. It’s recommended you do this twice a week, inbetween your usual cleansing routine. Read on to see how I got on with this product!


Price: £11.99
Time Tested: 4 weeks
Cruelty free: Yes
Vegan: Yes

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Spectrum Fresh F.A.C.E Brush Set Review

While at the Spectrum press event I was kindly given a set of Fresh F.A.C.E brushes to try out. I’ve followed Spectrum brushes for a long time and knowing they are a Welsh company does make me pay more attention to who they are.
They are a cult favourite for brushes due to their bold colourful look and professional finish. I’ve been fairly impressed with how much these four brushes can change your look up!

 

Brushes are vegan and cruelty free. While at the press event they stressed that using cruelty free products along with their brushes was a huge priority for them.

Read on to see how I created a full face with the 4 brushes in this set.

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My Ride or Die low end to high end foundations

There are a tonne of foundations to choose from these days and it’s one of the most confusing and money wasting things to perfect or your lifestyle and skin.

It has taken me years to find foundations that suit what I’m going to use them for, especially as I have sensitive combination skin. I used to blog about finding my perfect every day foundation, which thankfully I found and still love, however this is a complete list of my Ride or Die foundations and what occasions I use them for.

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Spectrum Marbleous brush launch event

Last week I was invited to attend Spectrum brushes press event for their new collection of marble brushes.

This cruelty free brush brand is Barry born and bred and know their stuff when it comes to brushes that set themselves apart from the rest.

To launch the new whopping 35 piece set, named the Holy Grail set, we were treated to an evening of pampering from Nails Inc, buffet from local veggie and vegan cafe Milgis, and cocktails and bubbles from Candy Kittens and Dirty Martini.


Read on to see what went on in this special evening!

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Spring 2017 Trends And Predictions

With Spring literally just arriving, I’m eager to see what the trends will be for this season. I’m praying and hoping we ditch the matte lip, foundation and heavy brows and move on from the perfected Kylie Jenner-esque look.

Here are my predictions for the start to a fresher makeup look for Spring 2017.

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