Review: Garnier Ultimate Blends ‘The Strength Restorer’ Balm

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Another Garnier Ultimate Blends review! (I know I cannot get enough…) This time it is the scrumptious Honey Treasures ‘The Strength Restorer’ balm.

For hair craving intense care, Garnier have created this balm to use once or twice a week instead of conditioner. Apparently, from the first wash hair feels healthier, stronger and breakage is reduced. Garnier also claim that in just one minute, hair feels intensely nourished and revitalised with a feeling of new strength.

It is made with a blend of 3 ingredients from the beehive: Honey, Royal Jelly and Propolis, meaning it is sure to smell lovely!

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Introducing Pillowtalk: The best lipstick EVER?


As far as my love for makeup goes, I’ve never been a lipstick fiend. I like my subtle nudes: think Mac’s Velvet Teddy or Max Factor’s Burnt Caramel. I’ve always wanted the ‘your lips but nicer’ look that you can wear with heavier eye make up or put more colour into your cheeks.

Charlotte Tilbury’s latest release of her Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillowtalk not only claims to fit that brief, but also makes the very bold claim to be the perfect shade for every skintone. Is it true? Only one way to find out!

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Review: Garnier Ultimate Blends ‘Intense Repairer’ with Maple Sap Shampoo and Conditioner


I was really, really surprised when I came across this new item in Superdrug over the weekend. Although I am trying to prioritise getting more volume into my hair, I couldn’t help but wonder what the effect was of literally washing it with maple syrup. It is for very damaged hair which my hair is not particularly, but hey what harm can a bit of extra love do.

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Review: Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Clarifying Tonic


*HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT ALERT*

I think I have finally found my holy grail skin product. After months and months of trying my hardest to find something that suits my skin. Something that beats the blemishes but doesn’t turn my skin into a red, irritated crackled old pale thing… ladies and gentleman, let me introduce to you the Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Clarifying Tonic!

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REVIEW: Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask

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Another Charlotte Tilbury product – I know, I’m completely obsessed. However, when looking for a new face mask on that I can relax with in the bath (I’m so over tissue masks right now), doing a bit of research and this one came out tops. As with Charlotte’s marketing in general, all the claims are a little OTT but I must admit, very convincing and irresistible.

Read on for more info!

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REVIEW: Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Face Mask

As I have reviewed both the night and day cream from this range, I decided it would only be right to give their hydrating face mask a go.

Following the tissue mask hype, I was especially excited as most of the other ones I have tried previously have been ridiculously expensive (between £5 and £10 for a one-use mask) and I was really eager to find a more budget-friendly alternative. So, here we are!

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Top tips for long, curled lashes!


I have straight eyelashes. 😦

I’ve heard this is usually quite a common problem for Asian girls, however I suffer with this problem, too. So much so that my eyelashes literally face downwards! It’s so sad, after seeing all of my friends with these luscious curly pretty eyelashes, even without make up, where as I look like I just don’t have any eyelashes at all!

Anyway, this insecurity has led me to obsessively find the cure for this. It has taken me an estimated ten years to find a solution, and now people literally ask me if I’m wearing false lashes. Did I get a eyelash perm? No. Do I wear false lashes? Nope.

Here are my tips on how to get the best out of your straight eyelashes (or curly if you just want a more dramatic effect)…

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Review: Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow


I know I am very late to the hype on Charlotte Tilbury’s signature WonderGlow however recently during the dark and dreary British post-Christmas winter and I’m dreaming of a tan and being in Barbados,  I’ve been noticing that my skin is looking rather pale and sallow. So, I thought I would try something to pick my skin up and feel better again! This had rave reviews when it came out about a year and a half ago, so I thought I would see what difference it made to me.

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Top 5 Mascaras for Straight Eyelashes

Long have I searched for the perfect mascaras to make my pathetic blonde, straight eyelashes look like they actually exist. This story started aged aged 11 when I was so desperate to look like I had lovely, luscious eyelashes I literally just used to get a kohl pencil from Natural Collection for £1.99 and draw them on. 
Aged 15 or so I discovered the beauty of eyelash curlers, again laden with Natural Collection mascara (also £1.99) which looked great… for about 5 minutes. The mascaras I used never held, or did so for an hour at most. I would come home from school and just think ‘what is the point!’

One epiphany about aged 17 or 18 was when my mum bought me some ‘proper’ make up, in the form of Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ mascara. And OMG… was this a godsend! My lashes actually looked normal. They didn’t hold for too long, but surpassed anything I had tried before.

This love affair continued for a few years until I reached the tender age of 22 when I accidentally bought the waterproof version of Maybelline’s Lash Sensational and MY GOD. Eureka! The lightbulb moment hit. Maybe Waterproof mascara was the holy grail for straight eyelashes… Maybe a quick Google or YouTube might have told me this was an age old tip and surely everyone with straight eyelashes knew this… But this was my moment.

Suddenly people were commenting on how nice my eyes were and my grandma asked me to stop wearing fake eyelashes. Finally, the moment I had been waiting for had arrived and since I have been continuing the quest the best mascaras for straight eyelashes and am about to share with you what I have found so far!

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REVIEW: Too Faced’s ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara WATERPROOF

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So my first make up review after quite a long hiatus had to be my favourite make up item: mascara!

I know that Too Faced’s ‘Better than Sex’ mascara has been out for a long time and lots of people have raved about it in the past, but I have always refrained from buying it because as you know, I always stick to waterproof mascaras due to having straight eyelashes! So, could you believe my luck when this month’s Glossybox contained a sample of this in the waterproof edition?! I was so excited to try it out and I must say I am really pleasantly surprised.

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