Review: Too Faced x Erika Jayne Pretty Mess Collection*

I’m going to be honest, when I opened this press package I screamed. And then I nearly cried. Too Faced have long been one of my absolute favourite makeup brands and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Erika Jayne, is one of my favourite people to watch on reality TV – she just keeps it real and she’s a total geg (Northern Ireland speak for hilarious). So when several products from the hotly anticipated collaboration made its way to me, I was absolutely chuffed.

This collection has been widely anticipated, two years in the making to be exact, so if you want to look like Erika, now’s your chance. As expected, the product names are risqué in line with former Too Faced launches and Erika’s personality. The packaging is also bright, fun and bold which fits in perfectly with the Too Faced brand as a whole – their packaging has always been one of my favourites. 

The full collection features an eyeshadow palette, kissable body shimmer, highlighter, two lip kits and a tinted version of Too Faced’s iconic Lip Injection Lip Plumper. I was fortunate enough to have been sent the majority of the collection (seriously, somebody pinch me) and after a couple weeks playing with the products, I’m ready to give you the low down!

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Handbag Essentials

Hello lovelies! I’ve been trying to streamline the amount that I carry around with me in my bag because (a) my bag gets bloody heavy and (b) I can’t find anything when I need it which kind of defeats the whole purpose of carrying it with you anyway.

However, there are certain staple products that I really can’t do without. These are products that you’re likely to find on me anytime you see me. So what are they?

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Skincare Sunday: Review – By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum

Vitamin C is one of those hero ingredients that should be incorporated into every skincare routine if you ask my humble opinion. It helps boost the skin’s collagen and brighten dark spots whilst fighting free radicals and pollutants to name a few the benefits.

My skin reacts really well to vitamin C products so I was super excited when the opportunity arose via online K Beauty retailer Koja Beauty, to try, By Wishtrend’s Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum* I jumped at the chance!

By Wishtrend is a cruelty free Korean skincare brand that has created a line of products purely in response to their customer needs and I was really keen to explore the brand. I mean, it’s no secret that I love K Beauty brands!

So what did I think of the serum?

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Skincare Sunday: Inner Senses Reset Facial Elixir Review

Organic beauty and wellbeing brand, Inner Senses recently added some new facial oils to their line including this Reset Facial Elixir* which is targeted at stressed, unbalanced and lacklustre skin. 

I had not tried anything from the brand before and after a little research I was pleasantly surprised to find how established the brand is with over 20 years experience.

I have tested this product for a few months in my routine and i’m ready to share my thoughts!

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Skincare Sunday: Emma Hardie Skincare Brand Focus

It’s no surprise to most of you when I say that I love Emma Hardie skincare. I dove head first into the brand last year and haven’t found a single product that I haven’t fallen head over heels with so far!

The brand’s ethos focuses on delivering firmer, plumper skin without using invasive or harsh ingredients. Every product I have used has been a real luxury experience. The fragrances and textures are beautiful and each product has genuinely made noticeable improvements to my skin!

So what are my favourite products from the brand?

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New Brand Discovery: Artdeco Cosmetics

Happy New Year my lovelies!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas period and are suitably struggling to squeeze into your jeans like I am! What better way to start a new year than with a new blog post, featuring a new brand discovery!

As I have mentioned before, one of my favourite things about blogging, is trying out new brands and products. I can even convince myself that i’m doing it for the greater good i.e. sharing it with you all 😉

Recently I was lucky enough to try out a few products from German brand Artdeco and I have discovered some real gems.

I had never tried the brand before and if I’m honest, I think that it is a really under rated brand even though it’s stocked at beauty giant Beautybay.

So what’s my verdict on the products I’ve tried so far?

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