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A twenty seventeen reflection

Monday, 4 December 2017


So, it seems a little strange for me to write that 2017 is near enough over. Done and Dusted. Just thinking about that scares me. Where the heck has 2017 gone?

Whilst having sometime to myself one Friday afternoon, I was flicking through some pictures of the past year and seeing that 2017 has actually been a wonderful year that’s treated me very well. Of course, I’ve had my ups and downs just like every human does but those bad days build better days.

I often think that we focus more on the next step in our lives that we sometimes forget to take a break and reflect. So, without further ado. Here are the highlights of my pretty wonderful year. 

GETTING ENGAGED
Hands down my favourite day ever. I have always been a real softy when it comes down to romance and all the lovey dovey stuff. I have dreamt of getting engaged for as long as I can remember, so it’s a little bit obvious that I was over the freaking moon when my boyfriend of nearly 6 years asked me whilst taking a stroll in Regents Park. God, just looking at my beautiful ring and knowing one day I’m going to marry my best friend makes me super excited for the future.

TURNING 21
Okay I admit, I was more excited when I turned 18 because ya’ know… I could buy all the alcohol in the world and go clubbing every weekend. BUT turning 21 was also a really great day and I kind of felt like an adult.

LOL.

But seriously, I spent the day in London with the best company, eating a ton of junk food and then had the most amazing family weekend you could ever ask for. What more could I want?

GETTING MYSELF A NEW JOB
It becomes very disheartening when you stay in a job that you hate for two long years. I was at a point in my life where I thought I was never going to get another job, especially one that I loved so much but boy, was I wrong. September was the beginning of a new challenge and although I’ve had a tough time to start off with, I have been loving every bit of it since and I’m learning so many new things through this amazing journey of mine.

THE PORTUGAL HOLIDAY
I was able to spend just over a week in such a beautiful country with my fiancé and his family. It was 8 days of pure relaxation and bliss. I loved waking up to 30+ degrees weather every morning, spending time at the beach or playing volleyball in the pool, whilst spending our evenings at the bar drinking the best strawberry daiquiris I’ve ever tasted and trying a bunch of new food.

Oh what I would give to be back there right this moment.  

These four things have been the main highlights of my year however I have so many little things that have also made my 2017 just that little bit more special: 


·         Seeing Wicked at the Apollo Theatre for the first time
·         Cutting my hair short and NOT regretting it
·         Spending a weekend away in Selsey with my best friend
·         Feeding the monkeys at London Zoo
·         Going for a surprise breakfast at The Shard
·         Spending a day in Brighton doing a pub crawl for my best friends 21st
·         Having a mini photoshoot in the lavender fields
·         Visiting Buckingham Palace for the first time
·         Attending the Total Wipeout Zone blow up course
·         Getting Ed Sheeran tickets!!

Despite having some difficult times, it’s worth remembering that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel and there are many positives to this beautiful life.

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. 
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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.
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What is your perfect palette for Autumn?

"A" Is For Autumn

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Autumn is here guys. It’s mine and many other’s favourite time of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the summer days however I appreciate a cosy night in a lot more. Yay to September currently being here and an even bigger YAY to October which is just around the corner and I’m slightly (by that I mean VERY) excited about it.

Here’s a few reasons as to why we should all be pretty damn excited about autumn this year…

1.      Those loose, knitted jumpers that are just the most comfy items of clothing to wear on the colder days. Especially the oversized jumpers that can be worn over leggings or tucked into some mom jeans. Yes please.

2.      The candles that smell of pumpkins or sugar donuts just never get old. I would happily have these scents around my bedroom all year round but I feel like they are a bit more special around this time of year. If only we had a Bath and Body Works in the UK I’d be buying all the autumn candles and my bank balance would probably hate me.

3.      Slouching around the house in fluffy pyjamas or a onesie as soon as you get home from work whilst drinking endless amounts of tea.

4.      Speaking of hot drinks. Hot chocolates with whipped cream and marshmallows.

5.      I will forever love dark lipsticks however I love them just that little bit more during autumn. Give me all the plums and browns and I’ll be happy.

6.      Blankets. I will never get enough of blankets. Tartan patterned blankets though are just on another level. Who doesn’t love snuggling up in blankets?

7.      One word, Halloween. It’s one of my favourite days. I love carving pumpkins and I love visiting a scare festival each year. Can we also talk about Bonfire Night? Fireworks are so pretty to watch.

8.      For those that are hard-core Netflix watchers like myself you’ll know that Riverdale Season 2 airs in October and I’m over the moon about it! It feels like I’ve been waiting ages for this new season, I just want jughead back on my screen please and thank you.

9.      I’m not sure what it is about autumn that makes me want to bake anything and everything. It could be a mixture of the Great British Bake Off and the fact that I just love food in general, but I’m always wanting to bake. Kind of fancy an apple crumble now…

10.  Saying hello to my electric blanket which always makes an appearance around this time of the year.

11.  Give me all the comfort food. Steak, pies and mash. Also is it too early to start eating mince pies? I think not.

12.  Getting ready for the lead up to Christmas! How exciting knowing that now we’re in autumn, Christmas is just around the corner.

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What do you love the most about Autumn? 

Little Life Update: New Beginnings, Custom Media Kits & September Goals

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Oh hey, September. Can we just take a moment to acknowledge the fact that it’s already September? Where has the time gone? I honestly feel like this year has completely flown by and it’s kind of scary. Can we also just acknowledge that I’m actually writing a blog post, for those of you that read my little blog and follow me on social media then 1) Thank you and 2) You’d know that I have been having some blogging struggles when it comes down to producing content and just genuinely trying to find the time. 

Even though the year has gone by within a blink, I can honestly say it’s been one of the best years so far. I turned 21, I got engaged and in this particular month I’m starting a new chapter. I’ve been a waitress/door host at a restaurant for 2 years and although I really liked it to start off with, I ended up hating it in the long run – don’t get me wrong because the people I worked with are great and I know I’ve made some friends for life however the job itself was completely draining and I just got so fed up of working evenings that I thought it was time for a change altogether. Tomorrow is the start of my new job as a trainee optical assistant and I couldn’t be happier about it, I have no idea what to expect but at this moment in time I’m feeling nothing but positive about it. One of my main goals throughout September is to work as hard as I can and to learn as much as possible. 

One thing that I have been enjoying in my spare time is creating Media Kits and after a lot of practice with creating some of my own, I am now offering to create Custom Media Kits for other bloggers completely free of charge. I’m in the middle of making one for the wonderful Debra-Bow and I’ve had so much fun in the process. If you want to get in touch with me about Media Kits then please feel free to contact me at: fadingtulips@yahoo.co.uk or DM me on Twitter.

I know we are only on the 3rd day of this month however I’m feeling super inspired and motivated that I have come up with some personal and blog goals which I would love to achieve in September and hopefully throughout the rest of the year:

Spend more time with my Fiancé: Having this new job means I don’t have to work evening shifts anymore which also means I can spend some much needed time with my fiancé. He works days and I usually worked evenings which meant that we only saw each other properly at night before bed. I’m really looking forward to finishing work at 6pm and spending the evening at the cinema or just chilling at home watching a Netflix series together.

Buy a Domain: This is well and truly overdue. I have been blogging for over 3 years and I still haven’t managed to buy my own domain name. Not sure why or what’s stopping me however it will happen. I guess I’m just scared in case my blog doesn’t work properly afterwards but I don’t know. If anyone has any tips on domains then please comment below, I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to that stuff!

De-clutter my makeup: As a lover of makeup and being a beauty blogger, I love to collect makeup. On the other hand I’m also such a hoarder which means I will keep everything and anything even if it’s probably out of date (so gross) and even if its stuff that I just haven’t touched and I know I won’t use. I like to keep everything. It’s a massive problem because now my collection has become too overgrown for my storage drawers and it looks like a complete mess.

Stop buying takeaways: Yes Charlotte, this includes those late night trips to McDonalds. I need to stop wasting my money on takeaways especially when I could be saving for more important things. It got to the point where I ate takeaways once or sometimes twice a week which is never good for you, I want to cut it down completely to around twice a month because you know, I can’t give up on Domino’s completely.

Get myself a new camera: I have a perfectly fine working Nikon camera, however I’ve had my eye on either an Olympus Pen or a Canon for a while now as the quality is a lot better and I love how you can change the lenses and it has WIFI. I know that it’ll be an investment but it has been something I have wanted for a while now and I know I’ll use it all the time therefore it’ll be worth it. Just need to get saving!

Photos taken by Taylor and Sarah: tmaemakeup and Ohitsare

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Do you have any goals for September? How’s your year been so far? 

Skincare Saviours

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

For a while my skin has been playing up and has been having frequent mood swings I guess you can say. One day, I’d wake up with normal skin and a glowing complexion then next day it would be full of redness and the occasional spot. Even I have no idea what’s been going on but it’s been very annoying to say the least.

Although it’s finally starting to control itself, I have been using these two products which I feel like have been making a huge difference within the appearance of my skin. 



I first heard about this wonderful product through Katy’s blog – LexiLife. It honestly has done wonders for my dry skin and I now can’t imagine myself without this (bit dramatic but very true). This is a liquid peel which is essentially an exfoliator for your skin however it’s in a liquid form as the name suggests. I don’t know about you but when I think of exfoliators, I think of scrubs which can feel a little harsh on the skin and for someone who has always had sensitive skin, I like to steer clear of that. This tub of product is like magic, you simply use two pumps of product to massage into clean skin for around 20 seconds, and you can immediately see the little clumps of dry skin forming onto your face which sounds and looks gross yet its super satisfying at the same time. This is a gel to peel technology which traps and gently peels off impurities and dead skin cells to unveil healthy-looking bright skin. I immediately saw the difference in my skin straight after using with my skin looking more youthful and overall healthy rather than dull. I found that it also made a huge difference in how my makeup applied afterwards as well, it went on a lot smoother.

This product has become a life saviour especially during these warm weather days that we’ve had recently. Perfect for all skin types, this little gem helps to soothe your skin in dehydrating conditions, gives your skin a quick boost or you can even use it to set your makeup after application. I love the finish it gives to my skin after I use it to set my makeup, it takes away any leftover powder from your skin leaving it looking healthy and dewy. Fun tip: I like spraying this straight onto my Real Techniques sponge before blending my foundation in, it gives a more dewy finish to the foundation and I’m all about dewy skin at the moment. It says on the website that you can also spray this into your hair when it’s a bit dry, I haven’t tried that yet however I’m very intrigued by it. I feel like everyone needs a good facial spray in their collection and I’d highly recommend this one!


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What are your skincare saviours at the moment?

L'Oreal Botanicals

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Fun Charlotte Fact: I’m lazy when it comes to my hair. There, I said it. I could spend hours doing my makeup and getting all glam but as soon as it gets down to doing my hair, I actually cannot be bothered. Although saying that, ever since I’ve chopped all my hair off to shoulder length I’ve been getting a lot better with giving it more TLC (which it desperately needs) mainly because it’s easier to manage. 

Each time I pop into Boots to pick up a new shampoo and conditioner, I seem to come across L’Oréal’s latest Botanicals hair range – yet I’ve never bothered to pick it up until now. I have seen all the hype about this product over on Twitter and Instagram that I wanted to try it out for myself to see if it lived up to all the good expectations. 
 The whole point of Botanicals Fresh Care range is to produce luxurious hair care products which are infused with natural ingredients and aromatic fragrances. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a shampoo that smells this unique before, it’s more along the lines of a fresh herbal scent rather than the basic fruity scents which is such a nice change. The one that I picked up in particular smells a bit minty. Each of the Botanical formulas are free from silicone's, parabens and colourants. The shampoo and treatment bottles are made from 100% recycled materials.

The range comes in 4 key Botanicals: Safflower for dry hair, Geranium for dull hair, Camelina for frizzy hair and Coriander for weak hair. Each ingredient are sustainably sourced and infused into the formulas so you can find your ‘hairs better nature’. 

 I have only been using this range for just over a week therefore I can’t give an in depth review just yet, however as far as first impressions go I am loving it and I think my hair is loving it too! I specifically went for the Safflower range as my hair is a bit on the dry side at the moment and I wanted something that would bring back the hydration and softness in my strands. This product is infused with a concoction of safflower, soya and coconut oils to leave the hair feeling nourished, replenished and soft to the touch.

My hair tends to get very tangled after washing however I’ve noticed since using this product, my hair doesn’t feel as knotted and I can brush through it without tugging at my hair. I’m also a sucker for anything that smells lush on the hair and this product definitely exceeds that expectation of mine. I’d wash my hair in the morning, style it for the day and I can still smell the scent on my hair before I go to bed. 

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This range is on the luxurious side of L’Oréal and it retails for £7.99 each (for the shampoo and conditioner) I’ve also noticed that they have a bunch of different hair treatments such as: Softening Ointment and Rich Infusion Masque with retail for around £9.99. There’s sure to be a product that suits your hair needs so I’d highly recommend trying out this range if you haven’t already. I’d also love to hear about what products you use to keep your hair staying healthy! 

Five Things That Are Making Me Happy

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

 PHOTOS TAKEN BY : SARAH @ohitssare
Well hello there, for some reason I feel like I haven’t managed to sit down and write a post for a while even though it’s only been a week. I have been wanting to start posting on this site twice a week however I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write posts, not to mention that I’ve had EXTREME writers block for the last few days. I am back (hopefully lol) and I can’t wait to start producing more content for this site. With that being said, let’s get on with the post…

I wanted to write this particular post as I feel like a lot has changed within the past couple of weeks and I love having a place to reflect on how things are going which I can then look back on to see if anything has improved. To me, my blog is like my diary – I love sharing new beauty content with you however it’s also a place for me to share my thoughts and express on certain things. Today I’m sharing with you five things that are making me happy right now and I encourage you to do the same, I’m all about staying positive in every situation therefore if you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps you should take a few minutes out of your day to write what makes you happy on a daily basis. It’s very therapeutic.

A NEW JOB
At the start of the year, one of my main goals was to get a new job and preferably a full time one. I’m not going to say too much but I just wasn’t happy with the job that I’m currently in and decided it was best for me to change. After a good few weeks of applying, I finally landed an interview… then a second interview… then a JOB OFFER. I start at the beginning of September and I’m over the moon about it. I can’t wait to start this new journey in my life.

GOOD FRIENDSHIPS
I had an amazing group of friends back when I was in school, and I knew that friendships would come and go, and that it would be completely different when we all go our separate ways. The only person I’ve stayed in contact with the whole way through is Taylor (tmaemakeup) - my best friend that I just can’t imagine my life without her. Two years back when I started my current job, I genuinely thought that I wasn’t going to make any friends however as some co-workers went and new ones started, I have managed to form some wonderful friendships which I know will stay with us once I leave my job.

FLORIDA 2018
The holiday that I have been looking forward to the most. Myself, my best friend and her family along with my fiancée are currently in the middle of planning a holiday to Florida next year. I know! How frickin’ exciting is that? I have always wanted to visit America and to know that I’m finally able to see the country with my favourite people is just incredible to me. Harry Potter World is the first thing on my agenda… Cheesecake Factory being a close second.

MY 21ST BIRTHDAY
In two weeks’ time I’ll be turning the big 21. It kind of makes me feel like an adult. My fiancée is taking me on a trip around London which is one of my favourite cities and we’re going to all the landmarks as well as some cute little cafes and streets which will be perfect for those Instagram pictures. I want to visit the Peggy Porschen Café and get that cliché blogger picture as well as Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, I just think it’s going to be such a cute day. If you have any suggestion of cute little places to visit in London then please comment them down below!

ED SHEERAN TICKETS
If you follow me on Twitter then you’d probably seen that I managed to get Ed Sheeran Tickets for his Wembley Tour next year! I waited in the online queue for around 40 minutes and didn’t get through so I completely gave up, but then my fiancée tried it and he got through within 20 minutes, I was completely shocked and I did a huge squeal when we got them. Ed Sheeran has always been one of my favourite music artists and he’s the most amazing songwriter ever. I’m super excited.

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I love having something to look back on when I’m feeling down in the dumps and I encourage anyone to write a little post like this too. It’s great to see a reflection of what’s going on in your life right this moment and it’s good to compare it to other months.

Zoella's NEW Jelly and Gelato Range

Tuesday, 1 August 2017


Each and every one of Zoella’s beauty collections always has me jumping for joy when I see it. I went crazy for her Sweet Inspirations range that when I ran out, I ended up re-purchasing some more which is weird for me considering I never usually re-purchase the same body products. Zoella’s new Jelly and Gelato range has completely topped last year’s one and I just don’t even have the words to describe how beautiful it is. This is one of my favourite themes she’s done for far as it screams summer and brings back so many memories of eating Jelly and Ice cream in the garden as a little kid. If you haven’t tried anything from this collection yet, you should. You will fall in love.

You can clearly tell how much thought and effort went into this new collection. The thing that drew me in the most was the retro packaging as well as the quirky product names like “shower sauce” or “body pudding” – I mean c’mon how freaking cute? Not to mention the gorgeous pastel colours incorporated into the packaging to welcome the summer vibe. I didn’t know what to expect with the scent of the collection and I was completely shocked when I first smelt the products because it’s such a unique scent yet smells heavenly. If you tried her Sweet Inspirations range then you’d know how sweet that scent was, this one on the other hand has more of a fruity sweetness to it. Zoe decided on an elderflower and double cream scent, as soon as I opened up one of the products I instantly thought that the scent was a mixture of jelly and those fruit salad sweets!

My first thoughts on the Cream Scrub was that it looked like orange sorbet. It’s a wonderful moisturising body scrub mixed with ‘polishing sprinkles’ – SPRINKLES! Infused with extracts of Elderflower and Pomegranate. I personally don’t like body scrubs that are too harsh on the skin therefore this one was perfect for me, it has a balm like texture to it and the sprinkles are so small that you can hardly see them in the scrub. It also feels super gentle on the skin but does an incredible job of exfoliating, leaving you with baby soft skin and a beautiful lasting scent.

I wasn’t expecting much from the Shower Sauce as it’s just a regular shower gel, although it does smell amazing and manages to lather up really well. It doesn’t give off too much of a scent afterwards but I don’t mind that as the body scrub does that for me. I recon it could be too ‘sickly’ if this had a stronger scent to it.

I was most looking forward to the Body Pudding, it sounds amazing and it looks amazing. It comes in a gorgeous tub and I was surprised to see a bunch of little pink sprinkles inside which burst and sink into your skin as you use it. I don’t like moisturisers that sit on top of the skin for hours, but this one sinks in within a few seconds. I was so impressed. You only need a small amount to cover your arms or legs and the scent seems to last for hours! I used this in my morning shower and I could still smell it on me as I was eating dinner that evening and I didn’t re-apply it.


Have you tried the new Zoella Jelly and Gelato range? 
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