Sunday, 25 November 2018

Christmas Giveaway! // Worldwide | CLOSED.


Just a few more days and we will be in arguably the best month and time of the year, so what better way to celebrate than with a little Christmas Giveaway? I wanted to do a giveaway to say thankyou for the support on my blog throughout this year and to show how grateful I am that people seem to like reading my blog. 

I will be giving away the Kiss Me Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set, which comes with 3 mini liquid lipsticks, one matte Red, one shimmery Red and also a Nude. I know this is quite a small giveaway, I did think it would be a little bigger but I'll plan another giveaway for the near future!

To enter you must:

Follow me on Twitter and Retweet my Pinned Tweet - @lucibarker_

Giveaway ends 9/12/2018

GOOD LUCK!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


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Friday, 23 November 2018

Small Beauty Haul // Beauty Bay & Boots!


Hey there and welcome to today's post. Around this time of year, when I'm supposed to be shopping for other peoples Christmas Presents, I get distracted when I see the things that I would like haha ... oops! Beauty Bay are having a really good sale at the moment, which is 30% off there bragging rights sale and even up to 50% off on some of their items too!!

This will be quite a small haul, but I still thought I would share the few makeup bits that I did pick up because I know you all love a good haul. So let's get into it and I hope you enjoy!!

The first product that I decided to pick up is the Revolution Lace Loose Baking Powder which I have actually been wanting to try for such a long time after one of my Blogger friends recommended it to me! So, I thought what better time to try it than when it's in the sale. I normally use translucent powders or even yellow powders, however, this one is pink toned, so it should work well for my skin tone, when used to bake my under eyes, chin and under my contour. This foundation retails at £5 but is currently in the Beauty Bay sale for just £3.50, so if you've been wanting to try it out or just want to stock up, then now is the time to do it. I will let you know my thoughts on this, after I've had a chance to use it.

I decided to pick up another on of my current favourite concealers which is the Maybelline Fit Me. I've had this concealer for a while now but didn't find myself reaching for it much, until the last month or so and it's quickly become part of my everyday makeup routine. As I was coming to the end of my other one, I thought I'd grab a new one so that I can continue to use it. I have noticed that not only have they changed the packaging (I don't know how recently though, because as I said I had my old one for quite a while) but the shade of the concealer has actually changed too. The lightest shade is now a whole lot lighter than the previous lighter shade, which is still called Ivory. I think this is because they have more shades out now, whereas I believe they used to only have 3 when I first tried this concealer ... but don’t quote me on that because that may not be true. I do find that this shade I slightly too light for me as it creates a really highlighted look under the eyes, which I’m not too much of a fan of anymore, but if you are then this shade would be great for you. Other than that I still absolutely love this concealer, I’ll just need to get a darker shade soon. This concealer retains at £5.99, which I don’t think is too bad for a drugstore concealer and considering it’s performance and how it lasts on the skin, I’m very happy to pay it.

Last but not least, I picked up the Laura Geller Filter First Luminous Foundation in the shade Buff. I've been wanting to try this foundation ... or any of Laura Geller's product tbh ... for the longest time and I just couldn't pass up this discount. This foundation usually retails at £30, but it's currently in the Beauty Bay Bragging Rights sale at just £15. You can click here to take you to the item. I actually picked up the second or third palest shade, which is Buff, but after swatching it, it does look a little dark which is annoying, but with a little bit of foundation mixer it'll be good to go. I'm really looking forward to trying this foundation and I'm sure you'll all see me mention this on the blog if I like it.



Thankyou so much for reading about the makeup products that I picked up in my latest haul, I hope you  enjoyed and I will see you soon with another post! There will be a Christmas Giveaway coming your way on Wednesday, so make sure you're here for that one, you wont want to miss it!!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The Beauty Advent Calendars You Need For 2018! *every budget*


Hey there and welcome to today's blog post. Around this time of year the advent calendars are all being released. I've just bought my calendar for this year and as we're approaching the festive season I thought I would share some of the Beauty advent calendars that I have had my eye on this year, but didn't end up buying. As usual, I have included calendars for all budgets to help you all find your perfect one, as well as a discount code too!! ... Also how many times can I say the words advent calendar in one post eh?!


Charlotte Tilbury - £150 (click here)

I'm sure it was obvious that I was going to mention the Charlotte Tilbury Calendar because this is always one of the most popular luxury advents every single year and rightly so because CT is such an incredible brand. This one is one of the most expensive beauty calendars on the market at £150, which is quite pricey for just 12 doors, but it comes with 12 products that are a mixture of mini and full size. As Charlotte Tilbury is a high end brand the price tag does reflect this, however it does have a product value of £196, so if you wanted to invest in some award winning beauty and skincare products then this will be the one for you. Unfortunately this one seems to be out of stock at the moment but if you do some searching other places may have them!

Look Fantastic - £79 (click here)


This year I decided to pick the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar because the last 2 or 3 years I've wanted it, but didn't want to spend too much on a calendar ... however, this year I caved in and did exactly that. This one retails at £79, but it does say that the products inside are worth £300, so I'm excited to see what's inside. £79 for a 25 door advent calendar full of a variety of beauty and skincare products (said to be the best in the industry) seems well worth it to me. You can also use the code beauty20 to get 20% off (at the time of posting).

The Body Shop - £65  (click here)
25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar

Next up is The Body Shop Calendar which is also a sell out every single year and it's called the 25 Days Of Enchantment Deluxe Advent Calendar. This one has 25 different boxes inside with a number of full size products inside ... it doesn't actually say if there are any mini's in this one so that would be a bonus if they're all full size. It also says the products are worth £121 and if you don't want to ruin the surprises then skip the list of products below!!

Products Included:

  • Shower Gel Peppermint Candy Cane 60ml
  • Body Butter Mango 50ml
  • Body Lotion White Musk® 60ml
  • Bunny Nail File
  • Shower Gel Strawberry 60ml
  • Bath Bubble Coconut 28g
  • Gentle Eye Make Up Remover Camomile 60ml
  • Bath Bomb Green Tea 28g
  • Hand Cream Almond Milk & Honey 30ml
  • Body Lotion Pink Grapefruit 30ml
  • Bath Lily Red
  • Eyeliner Liquid Black 3ml
  • Lip Definer Hot Date 1.1g
  • Body Scrub British Rose 50ml
  • Born Lippy™ Lip Balm Strawberry 10ml
  • Body Butter Almond Milk & Honey 50ml
  • Brow & Lash Brush & Comb
  • Hand Cream Shea 30ml
  • Eyelash Curler
  • Shower Gel Mango 60ml
  • Eye Definer Black 1.1g
  • Strawberry Smoothing Face Mist 60ml
  • Matte Lip Liquid Tahiti Hibiscus 8ml
  • Body Butter Coconut 200ml
  • Owl Face Towel

Revolution - NOW £30 (click here)


We're now moving down to the less pricey calendars with the Makeup Revolution one and it's one sale for £30 (at the time of posting) but was £50. This is a 25 door calendar with a range of beauty products inside, including highlighters, lip glosses, lipsticks, eye shadow palette, makeup brushes and more. I absolutely love Revolution products and I'm also tempted to buy this one too because the eye shadow palettes are particularly standing out to me. If you haven't already tried any of Revolutions products, I cannot recommend them enough to you. They're such incredible quality, have insane shade ranges and also they are drugstore priced too!!


Superdrug Bloom Collection - NOW £12 (click here)


Last, but not least, we have the Superdrug Bloom Collection Town House12 Days Perfume Calendar which is currently on sale for £12 (at the time of posting). This one is a little different to the other calendars in this post as this one has perfumes in it. This calendar has 12 doors all with an 8ml perfume sample which I personally think is a little pricey when it was fully priced at £24 ... however, now it's in the sale, I think it's the perfect opportunity to try out lots of new perfumes.

So, there we have a selection of the Beauty Advent Calendars on the market this Christmas. I hope you liked this style of post and maybe found the calendar that you will be having this year. Thankyou for taking the time to read this post and I'll see you in my next one!!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

October Favourites!


First of all, I hope you all had a good Halloween. I just cannot get over how fast this year has gone by because seriously how is it November already?! As we’ve come to the end of yet another month, let’s go through some of my favourite products of the month.

Let’s just forget about saving the best till last because I’m way to excited not to blab about this first. A couple months back I spoke about the No.7 Youthful Facial Oil and it’s been a perfect addition to my skincare routine and makes my skin feel really hydrated and smooth all day. However, recently I started adding it to my everyday makeup routine and applying it between my moisturiser and my primer and it’s made my makeup application and the look of my makeup so much nicer and smoother. It gives such a natural glow to my skin rather than it being to powdery and matte and it even makes my makeup look better the longer I’m wearing it rather than the other way round. It just goes to show that you don’t need an expensive primer oil for it to do the job and I can not recommend you all to try it out enough. 

Next up is the no.7 Bronzing Highlighter Stick. I have had this for quite a long time now but it always seemed a little too dark for my skin tone, however, as I go for of a bronze-y look and a gold highlight more often now, it seems to work really well now. This highlighting stick is really creamy and easy to blend ... it also doesn’t take away any of the product underneath e.g. foundation and concealer, when you’re applying it. 

My next favourite for October is the Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Perfume. This perfume is like the perfect scent for me as it’s a mixture of Vanilla and Marshmallow so it has a really sweet scent to it. I also think that the scent is perfect for this time of year as well. I notice that a lot of perfumes I have don't seem to last that long and I have to keep spraying more but this one lasts all day and a little goes a long way too!!!


My last favourite for this month is the Sanctuary Spa White Lily and Damask Rose Body Lotion, which you've probably seen me mention this a while back on the blog, but I've recently started using it again. I love how hydrating this lotion is and the scent is incredible ... and it also stays on the skin all day too. 

And there we have it, my favourites for the month of October, I'm sorry it was short and sweet but I haven't really been trying out new products for the majority of this month, however, I'm sure you'll see lots of new favourites from me next month. Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this post and I'll see you next time. But, for the meantime make sure you check out my previous upload if you haven't already had a read, by clicking here.


Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


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