SkinSincere Aloe Vera Skin Polish Moisturiser and Cleanser Review

SkinSincere // Natural, Organic Skincare from the UK!

Hi guys!  It’s been a while since I’ve shared any skincare favourites with you.  You might have read my skincare routine posts quite a while back, but I definitely need to do an updated skincare routine for you.  Lots of products have changed since then!  Today, I’ve got a new (to me) brand to share with you – SkinSincere.  SkinSincere is a natural, organic skincare range, manufactured entirely in the UK.

Established by Gemma Allies, SkinSincere was founded in 2013, following her decision to pursue her dream of working in the skincare industry.  Gemma had personal difficulties with eczema and sensitive skin, which added to her passion for good skincare.  She has limited the use of chemical ingredients in SkinSincere products, especially parabens.

Skin Sincere Aloe Vera Skin Polish Moisturiser and Cleanser Review

Skin Sincere – Aloe Vera Skincare

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Ecco Pizzeria Street Lane Roundhay Leeds Italian Restaurant Review

Ecco Pizzeria // Authentic Italian Comes to Leeds!

Hi guys!  I hope you’re not too hungry because this post will have you dribbling…. I apologise in advance for the pizza cravings you’ll shortly be getting 😀  I was very kindly invited to Ecco Pizzeria in Leeds, to try their gorgeous, Italian food and let you guys know what I thought.

Ecco Pizzeria Leeds Review Italian Restaurant Street Lane Roundhay Leeds

Ecco Pizzeria – Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds

You know the drill by now – I was VERY kindly given this meal free of charge, to review for the blog, but all views and opinions are totally honest and my own.  Now, are you ready for some serious food envy??

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July 2016 Glossybox Review and Unboxing

Glossybox // July 2016 // Review and Unboxing!

Hi guys!  Hope you’re having a good day.  It’s that time again – Glossybox time!  The July Glossybox is based around the best beauty products to bring us a sunless sunkissed glow.  

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box where you sign up for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months to get one box per month.  The box will include five samples/products – they are always a surprise, as you don’t choose what you receive.  The box costs £13.25 per month for the month-to-month plan, but can be as little as £11.75 if you are willing to commit for a whole year.  

July 2016 Glossybox Review and Unboxing July Glossybox

July 2016 Glossybox

If you decide to sign up, you can use this link which will help me collect points but there is absolutely no pressure to use it.  If you would prefer not to, simply google Glossybox and sign up there!

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Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review

MAC Studio Fix Foundation Fail!

Hi guys!  I don’t usually write such short, informal posts but I kind of felt like sharing this with you (and finding out if I’m the only one who feels this way about Mac Studio Fix foundation!)  I had a rare ok-health day last weekend and popped into Mac for something (Soar lipliner and Brave lippie – I’ll share soon!)  The Mac girl asked if I wanted to try anything else on.  Shockingly for a beauty blogger, I’ve never once tried a Mac foundation, so I thought I’d take the chance!  

I asked the girl what their most matte foundation was, and she said they didn’t really do matte foundations (surprise number 1!)  Surely I can’t be the only person who wants a matte foundation?  I think it’s due to having oily/combination skin – the dewy foundations are a huge no for me (unless you dig the hot mess look!)  But anyway, she advised that they tend to use their Studio Fix powder over any of the foundations to achieve a more matte finish – fair enough.  She thought the Mac Studio Fix foundation would be the best suited to me, so down I sat for her to put it on for me.

Mac Studio Fix Foundation Review

Mac – Studio Fix Foundation

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July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing

You Beauty Box // July 2016 // Review and Unboxing!

Hey guys! I’m a little more on time with my July You Beauty Box unboxing – hooray! Glossybox will be coming soon too – check me out, I’m on a roll 😀

The July You Beauty Box theme is ‘The Jet Set Edit’!  Of course, all the beauty boxes are focusing on summer, sun and holidays at the moment.  Bit depressing for me as I’m too poorly to go away on holiday, so cross your fingers for some UK sun for me!

You Beauty Box is a monthly subscription beauty box.  You select two products yourself, from a shortlist.  You Beauty then add in two more ‘bonus’ products – all subscribers get the same.  These may be accessories, hair/makeup/beauty products or a “healthy treat”.  The box is just £6.95 including postage, which I think is fantastic value for money.  It’s the cheapest box I’ve personally seen on the market.  

They also now offer the option of choosing 3 products (plus the bonus treats) for £8.95 or 4 products for £10.95.  You can find out more, or subscribe here.

July You Beauty Box 2016 review and unboxing

July 2016 – You Beauty Box

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Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser Nebulizing Diffuser Review

Exploring Aromatherapy for Wellbeing // Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser // Review!

Hey guys!  I’ve been testing this little treasure behind the scenes for a while now.  I was approached by Organic Aromas, who offered to send me an essential oil diffuser to try.  They also kindly sent me a bottle of their Signature Blend Oil to get me started.  I’ve never used an essential oil diffuser before, but I do use oils in burners – the ones where you put a few drops in the top and light a candle underneath, to diffuse the scent.  I really like the traditional oil burners, but obviously you can’t leave them unattended and they use up a lot of tealights!  I was given this product free of charge in order to review, but as always, my opinions are honest and all my own. 

Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser Nebulizing Diffuser Review

Organic Aromas – Essential Oil Diffuser (Radiance)


Who Are Organic Aromas?

Organic Aromas are an American company, comprised of a group of passionate, experienced health care professionals.  They have combined knowledge from Asia with new technology to create a range of essential oil diffusers and oils.  They feel that using essential oils in our everyday lives can help us develop a richer, full lifestyle.  I don’t know about that, as my lifestyle doesn’t feel too rich when I’m stuck in bed ill, haha!  But saying that, I’ve actually really enjoyed playing around with different oils and scents, and it has genuinely been giving me pleasure!

Organic Aromas sell a range of essential oil diffusers, mostly around the $95 price-point (approx £70).  They also stock hand-carved diffusers, which are around $175 (approx £130).  In addition, they have a decent range of different essential oils, including blends, pure oils and gift sets. 

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Nails of the Day Barry M Sunset Nails Dark Side of the Shroom and Primark Nail Polish Nude Taupe Nails

Nails of the Day // Barry M Sunset Nails // Dark Side of The Shroom!

Happy Friday guys!  It’s been a little while since my last nails of the day post, so it seemed like time!  My nails have been a bit of a state recently – they’re really weak and keep peeling and breaking.  I’ve been trying to paint them less and use some nail oil to try and get them sorted out.  But sometimes you just need pretty nails, so I went ahead and painted them recently with this gorgeous neutral shade from the Barry M Sunset Nails range!  

I’ve been wearing a LOT of pastels and bright colours since spring/summer started, so it felt like time for a little change.  Cue Barry M Sunset Nails in Dark Side of The Shroom (yep, the Sunset Nails range all have rather amusing names)!

Nails of the Day Barry M Sunset Nails Dark Side of the Shroom and Primark Nail Polish Nude Taupe Nails

Nails of the Day: Barry M Sunset Nails in Dark Side of the Shroom & Primark Nail Polish

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