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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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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W7 Porefection! Review

I kindly received a box of W7 goodies to try and throughout the month I’ll be writing how I got on with the products and how they slotted into my usual routine. The one I was most concerned about switching in my routine was the primer. I’m a big fan of my Iman Time Control primer, Nyx Angel Veil and Nyx Primer spray and it is hard for me to change my mind when I’m happy with something in my routine. Whenever I hear the word “Pore” in a primer, I do cringe. Silicone based primers rarely sit on my skin and I find that any primer that tries to be a dupe of Benefit’s Porefessional slides off my skin. However I’m always up for trying new things so I gave it a go.

w7 oil control primer

Retails at: £6.95

Trialled for: 1 month

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Ultraflesh Rose Gold Blusher Review

While shopping in Mcarthur Glen I managed to pick up an Ultraflesh blusher. I’ve heard good things about their products in the past so I was excited to be finally able to try a product of theirs.
I picked up a rose gold blusher, which is out of my comfort zone and a colour I want to try and wear. So basically this was a kill two birds with one stone moment for me! The colour didn’t look too bright and just had enough of a shimmering glow to it that didn’t look too much for me to handle.
Ultraflesh blusher review
I paid £4.99 for this, but it does retail for around $30.

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Rimmel London Colour Precise Eye Liner Review

Since working on NYX Cosmetics I’ve been keen on trying out more affordable brands and surprised with what I have found so far. I do confess, I am an absolute eyeliner hoarder. If I leave my house without eyeliner on my eyes people always ask me if I’m unwell as I don’t look myself. I am fully aware I do look like a naked mole rat without some sort of eyeliner on my eye so I do try to wear it 90% of the time.

With that said, I am always keen on trying new eyeliners out, whatever the colour, formula or application.

I picked up Rimmel’s newest eyeliner when it caught my eye in June, boasting of it’s 24 hour wear and pigmented formula.

Read on to see how I got on with it!


Price: £5.99

Time Trialled: 2 Months.

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Look Of The Day #4

Later on tonight I’ll be attending the Lush Summer Blogger event in Cardiff so I thought I’d share my look with you all!

I’ve done a purple cut crease with strong brow, lip balm and orange blush.

Hair, Lightly curled with Tresemme Freeze Hold Spray.

Heres a run down of all products;

Primer; Smashbox Photo Finish Adjust

Foundation; Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation

Powder; Stila Angel Light Shade E

Brows; Guerlain Météorites Blossom Écrin Sourcils Eyebrow Kit

Eyeshadow Primer; Pixi Beauty

Eyeshadows; Sleek Showstopper Pallet

Mascara; Too Faced Lash Injection

Eyeliner (Outside); Makeup Revolution

Lips: Collection Mardi Gras Lip Balm 2

Eyeliner (Inside); Pixi Beauty

Blusher; Nars Taj Mahal


Dress; New Look, Current Season, £14.99

Kimono; Urban Outfitters, Current Season, Sale, £24.99

Tights; Primark, £3.