Glossier. Worth the hype?

Sunday, 19 November 2017

If you haven’t already heard of Glossier then where have you been? I understand that I’m a little bit late on the trend here however everybody and their mother has been raving about this brand which has recently launched in the UK.

I placed a Glossier order myself and officially fell into the Glossier hype. The brand sells a range of skincare and beauty products. I did a ton of research on which products I thought I would benefit from because let’s be real here, they are a bit pricey (in my own personal opinion).

In all honesty, none of the makeup items really stood out to me as much as some of the skincare products did however what stood out to me the most with this brand as a whole was the simplistic yet beautiful packaging. Also the fact that I knew my purchase would come with a packet of cute stickers in which I can customize onto my products brought me a lot of joy, and of course it was the first thing I did when I opened the package.

Let’s start off with the Milky Jelly Cleanser which has become one of my favourite cleansers to use on a daily basis. It does state that you can use this for removal of makeup, I personally wouldn’t recommend it for that – I tried but I didn’t succeed and I found it very difficult when it came to removing my waterproof mascara. Instead, I like to use this as a basic morning and evening cleanser. It has an unscented gel formula which feels silky smooth when you massage this into the skin. This product is made with a blend of five skin conditioners so that the skin is left feeling soft and hydrated. I’ve said it many times but I am someone that suffers with sensitive skin and this product works perfectly for my type as it’s gentle and unscented. 

Moving onto the Priming Moisturizerthis product confused me at first because I wasn’t sure whether it was a just a hydrating makeup primer or a regular face moisturizer. Turns out, it’s both! I use this straight after I’ve cleansed my face as a moisturizer before bed however I’ve also recently used this as a base product before I go in with foundation. I’m not entirely sure if it does anything with the longevity of my makeup as throughout the day my makeup stayed the same way in what it normally does however it did help with the application of my makeup and made my skin look healthier. One thing I have noticed is that it evens out my skin texture and it gets rid of my redness in the mornings. It’s a very light-weight lotion consistency which is buildable and seems to sink into my skin within minutes.

I kind of bought the Soothing Face Mist because I ran out of my Mario Badescu and needed a quick replacement. If I’m being completely honest, I never know how to review face mists because they all seem to work and feel the same. It does the job of refreshing my skin when I feel like it needs a bit of a ‘pick me up’ and it does a good job in hydrating my skin but then again, so does all the other face mists that I’ve tried. One thing I will say though is that I love the spray on this, it’s not too powerful yet not pathetic either and I feel like you don’t have to use as much as what I would use on a daily basis. I would recommend using this after you’ve finished your makeup to give a dewy effect to the skin and to also get rid of any powdery-ness. If that’s even a word.


Have you tried anything from Glossier yet? What are your favourites? 

Am I Falling Out of Love With Blogging?

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Here I am. Sitting in bed on a Wednesday evening thinking about the fact that I only wrote 1 blog post throughout the whole of October and realising that I’m possibly the worst blogger ever.

When I started blogging, I was a teenager who had a lot of free time on my hands therefore blogging was my only hobby and priority at the time and it’s been something that I am very passionate about. Not only has my blog been a place for me to express my feelings and share new things, it’s also introduced me to a whole new community and has allowed me to meet a bunch of lovely people.

In a way, my blog is usually my little happy place. Unfortunately now, it feels like a chore.  

I’m not that teenager who has so much free time anymore. My life has changed a lot within the past 4 years and I’m now at the stage where I have a full time career to think about as well as trying to maintain a good social life in between. I would love to sit down for hours on end planning and writing out posts but in all honesty, blogging isn’t my main priority at the moment. It’s sad because blogging has always played a huge part in my life but it’s very hard to continue on when I just don’t have the motivation to write anything. This has led to writing blog posts that I haven’t been fully happy with as well as a lot of jealousy when it comes down to seeing how well other bloggers are doing (of course, I’m extremely happy for them but it’s frustrating knowing that I’m not going anywhere with it right now)

I knew it was time for a break when I wrote my last post. It didn’t feel right, it didn’t make me happy whilst writing and if anything, I didn’t feel inspired at all. This obviously led to me publishing the post when I didn’t even feel happy with my content. Blogging shouldn’t be like that. The amount of times I’d try to stick to a post schedule and then completely fail is beyond me. I simply don’t have the time anymore which makes me sad. Saying that, I do not want to quit. Not even in the slightest. How can I give up something that has meant the world to me for the past 4 years? I cannot do it. This may mean that I might post less than what I used to do, but sometimes that’s okay. Maybe blogging less will help me come up with some ideas and bring that motivation back which is well and truly needed.

You can also tell I’m not 100% with it at the moment because I hardly post on Twitter anymore. If you know me, then you’d know Twitter is my favourite social media platform ever. Yet again this is sadly down to not having the time to scroll through and interact with others. I’ve seen an awful decrease in my stats and followers which is frustrating me even more. I know that blogging is not all about the stats however it always makes you feel a bit down when you know your blog isn’t getting the number of readers like it used to. In a way it kind of makes me feel like I’ve already failed as a blogger.

I’m not entirely sure what the point of this post was. I’m hoping there’s a few others out there who possibly feel the same way so that I know I’m not on my own in this situation. I normally mention when my next post is likely to be up but I’m not going to mention it this time as I seem to not stick to it at the moment. Therefore, until next time. 

The Perfect Autumn Palette with Juvia's Place

Thursday, 12 October 2017

I’m pretty sure that I’m a little bit late on the bandwagon with this product. Juvia’s Place is a brand that provides us with the most vibrant, rich and highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes. I’ve heard and seen a ton of YouTube videos featuring some of the incredible eyeshadows and I wanted to get my hands on them straight away. Don’t quote me on this but I believe Juvia’s Place was only available in the United States however Beauty Bay have recently launched the products in the UK.  

I recently purchased The Saharan Palette as it was the one that stood out to me the most. It consists of the most gorgeous warm toned shades which suit me better and not to mention, it’s perfect for autumn! What makes these palettes stand out to others is the bright yet beautiful packaging. It almost reminds me of some sort of hippie vibe and it’s immediately different from any other typical palettes that I own. It’s also compact enough to fit inside handbags which makes it perfect for travelling with, the only downside would be the fact that it has no mirror so you’d most likely need to bring your own compact mirror along with you if you were to ever travel with this.

The texture and consistency of these shadows are everything I’d want in a palette. They’re smooth, buttery and seem to blend out like an absolute dream. I have also noticed that you don’t get too much fallout with these either which is always a great bonus to any eyeshadow. In the palette you’ve got the 4 matte shades in which three of them make the most perfect transition colours as well as your traditional matte black which I feel like every palette needs. You’ve also got the 8 shimmer shades, some of which are more metallic than others but overall they’re the most pigmented eyeshadows I have ever tried. The consistency reminds me of the makeup geek foiled eyeshadows but with more glitter and shimmer. 

I have had so much fun playing around with this palette, creating a lot of different looks. I would say that for someone who tends to be a bit boring with eyeshadows (me) I only like to stick to nudes and browns, this is the most perfect palette to start off with and help me venture out into creating more fun looks. I can’t stop using this palette and I suggest everyone to try one of Juvia’s Place palettes out to see that the hype is truly worth it.

What is your perfect palette for Autumn?
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