Trying $1 makeup from Miss A – Review

I’d seen a tweet with some screenshots from Miss A’s website and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing at first. Now I love makeup and I LOVE cheap stuff, so I was hook, lined and sinker from the start. 

They sell makeup, brushes, lashes, self care items, jewellery and accessories. I had a bit of a field day adding bits and bobs to my basket as I just couldn’t believe the price. Low prices don’t always guarantee quality however, but stay tuned for my opinion on the products I tried….

My order from USA to UK took just over a month, but I think it’s important to note that there were no missing products and no damage to what I received. It was packaged really well in bubble wrap and a few other layers of packaging. I had been worried about items arriving damaged so this was a bonus.

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6 Essential Beauty Items

{Includes gifted products}

I don’t know about you, but I love to have a collection of essential beauty items that act as staple pieces in any bag. Over the years I’ve built up my small army of essentials that I’d happily recommend anyone to have. From keeping up appearances to aiding every day life, these are the essential beauty items you didn’t know you needed.

What is also super lovely and exciting, is that Rubis have kindly gifted me their cuticle scissors and twist nail clippers to share with you all. So without further ado, let’s begin.

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£25 Skincare Routine that Includes Vegan Products

One of my goals for 2019 and onwards, was to incorporate cruelty-free makeup and skincare products into my daily routines. I’m quite pleased I’ve found some goodies that are cruelty-free and even vegan too (disclaimer: I’m not a vegan, just trying to do my bit).

The total for all of these products is around £26 at their current prices. So if you are looking for a kind skincare routine that works with a great budget, these products may be great for you. This price excludes the facemask because I was kindly gifted that from Kauai Cosmetics. I’ll leave links to the products in case you’re interested. Many are from Superdrug, which seem to be killing the skincare game. So let’s get into it!

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Magnitone XOXO Silicone Cleansing Brush (Honest) Review – Gifted

The team at Magnitone let me take a pick of one of their products on a gifting basis to try out and review – how lovely! My eyes darted to the Magnitone XOXO Silicone Cleansing Brush as I had seen products like this being used here, there and everywhere and was intrigued to see what the hype is all about.

This cleansing brush retails for £40, but Magnitone do sometimes offer reduced prices which is worth keeping in mind. After some browsing, is not the cheapest silicone cleanser available, but there’s such a variety out there that it just comes down to what you want. For months I had been dedicated to my Vanity Planet kit (read my review, here) but was intrigued to try something different and that was more travel-friendly. So now for a bit more about the actual product itself…

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Mylee Gel Polish LED Kit Review

Disclaimer: Please note this post contains affiliate links which don’t cost you a penny. It just means if you click on the link and make a purchase, I will earn a commission. Mylee is a brand I trust and use. If you have any questions, please contact me.



Painting your nails makes for a great relaxing past time. When the chores are done and you finally have an hour to yourself, painting your nails can be really relaxing. What’s not to love? You get a pretty result and nail polish that lasts ages, right? Not for most of us. We all know the struggles of trying to dry our nails as quickly as possible, all whilst making sure we’re careful not to chip our hard work over the next 2-3 days. I’d seen gel polish kits floating about online and couldn’t resist the idea of long-lasting, professional looking nails from the comfort of my own home.

For my birthday, my mum let me choose a gift and I chose the Mylee Gel Polish LED Kit. I heard Sophie (from sophdoeslife on YouTube skip to around 5:15 for a tutorial) mention it and thought I’d check it out – her nails always look amazing! This specific kit currently retails for £90.00 and includes: the LED Salon Series Lamp, 1 top coat, 1 base coat, 4 x Mygel polishes, 1 pack of 200 Mylee lint free wipes, 1 bottle of prep+polish and 1 bottle of gel remover. It is definitely an investment product – think of all the money you’ll save in the long run! So onto the review…

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Chatty Tuesday: Is Instagram beauty fake beauty?

I want to introduce to you today’s topic. It’s quite a controversial one, which is why I wanted to incorporate as many opinions as I could muster! I reached out on my Twitter and Instagram to see what different people thought of the topic. I wanted to focus around the Instagram account that has been blowing up quite a lot recently and that is “beauty.false“.

This account currently has 285k followers (at time of posting) and when it began circulating via a few viral tweets, I had a few mixed feelings when I finally took a look at what it was all about. It’s an account that takes a posted Instagram photo from various public figures, alongside the real life snapshots of the same/similar photo that are unfiltered and portray the more “raw” image.

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Versatile Blogger Award

XIn place of this week’s Chatty Tuesday – is my nomination for the Versatile Blogger Awards! I was ever so kindly nominated by Charlotte from https://realtimetotalk.wordpress.com/ and Millie from https://msblife.com/ who are two lovely ladies I’ve grown very fond of! Twitter has allowed me to connect with some really genuine bloggers and I am so happy to have made some friends, which is one of the main reasons I started this whole thing in the first place.

If you’re yet to come across the Versatile Blogger Awards, then allow me to share with you what this kind act of appreciation is all about! It’s a blogger to blogger award that allows people to acknowledge some really amazing people and blogs. There is no competition or fancy prize, just the satisfaction of knowing you can brighten someone’s day. To me, that’s the best prize!

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5 things that empower me as a woman

Empowerment, by definition, is “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.” 

I can pair this definition so well to the change I’ve seen in myself over the last couple of years since leaving school. I can physically feel how much more confident I am, as well as mentally feeling the strongest I ever have. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight just 5 things that continually empower me as a woman and allow me to lead my best life as this 5’9 ginger lady.

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Am I like my zodiac sign?

Star signs. Horoscopes. Astrology. What does that all mean for me? I’ve always been guilty since I was old enough to read my mum’s magazines, of skipping to the page where I would be told my fortunes for today/this month/this year. Now I’m older and have a decent amount of experience under my belt – I wanted to delve into my star sign and see if my personality lines up with it at all.

So if you’re a Cancer like myself, or just have an interest in the weird and wonderful world of star signs, then I hope you enjoy!

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10 Quotes To Keep You Going

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find silent words to be the most comforting at times where I’m battling my own brain and finding it difficult to give myself some credit. I wanted to compile a list of the quotes that most frequently remind me that I’m a strong ass woman who can do anything they put their mind to, whether that be today or starting afresh tomorrow.

I hope you also find some solace amongst these words like myself, or if there are any quotes you love that act as a holding hand at times, please leave them in the comments!

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