Saturday, 31 August 2019

The Bedside Table Beauty Edit | Collab w/ Life in Bloom.

Hey there, I hope you’re all doing well and welcome to a new post on my blog. Today’s post is quite an exciting one because it’s a collab with Grace from and we will both be sharing the beauty bits that are on our bedside tables. I hope you enjoy the read and don’t forget to check out Grace’s post when you’ve finished.

I absolutely love reading posts like this and about products that people cannot go a day without using. I generally keep only a few products by my bed, but I decided to include a bit of everything that you’d usually see on the table. Most of the time it’s just little samples or travel sizes because they’re perfect for not only trying out but there’s always something I can reach for, even if I can’t be bothered to do my full skincare routine.

I don’t always keep all these products on my bedside table, just the ones I’m using at the time because it’s deffo not always this neat and tidy haha.

To be honest, I don’t use masks half as much as I should do, but I still have these minis from my Birchbox and Christmas advent calendar so I’m trying to use them up. Masks aren’t really something I put on just before bed, unless it’s one you can just blend in like a moisturiser and leave on without causing a mess. However, some evenings I like to have a chill and whilst watching some Netflix or TV I’ll put a mask on. The ones I’ve been trying to use up is the Glam Glow peel off one and a purple clay mask which I always forget the brand of.

I don’t always stick to the same moisturisers and eye creams but recently my fave combo has been the Nivea SPF 15 moisturiser for day use and the Simple skin quench seeping cream for nighttime. And I always pair this with the soap and glory puffy eye attack hydra-gel turbo-Boost eye cream with has been really helping to keep my eye area hydrated. 

I get so caught up with caring for the skin on my face, I feel like I neglect my body sometimes, so I’ve decided to pop a body lotion by my bed to remind me and also to give me no excuse not to use it. I’ve been using the Neutrogena Hydra Boost because I absolutely loved the facial moisturiser of this and as this was in the sale at boots for less than £2, I thought I would try it out.

I’ve heard so many good things about castor oil from lots of Bloggers and YouTubers, about how good it is for helping lashes and brow hair grow. As I’ve been trying to grow my brows out, this has been something that I’ve been reaching for, once a day for around two weeks now. I haven’t really noticed much of a difference yet, but I’ll let you all know how I get on after I’ve being using it for a long enough amount of time. I been really liking this lotion actually because it’s really hydrating, very lightweight and soaks into the skin almost instantly. 

I always tone/ spritz my face with some sort of facial spray and I’m sure you all know about my love for the Revolution ones and the Mario Badescu ones but recently I’ve been using the Espa Hydrating Spa Fresh and my skin is absolutely loving it. It’s really hydrating and I like to use it after I’ve finished my skincare routine or even after makeup and throughout the day just to give my skin a bit of a refresh.

I also keep some Vaseline here or some form of lip balm because my lips always seem to be a little dry, especially in the colder months. I also found that putting Vaseline on my lips before I go to bed helped it do it’s thing throughout the night and it would still slightly be there in the morning when I went to do my morning skincare routine.

One other thing that I absolutely can’t not have on the table is some sort of makeup remover, just in case I’m half asleep and I don’t want to get up and go over to my dressing table. I usually just reach for wipes because they’re super easy, or just some Micellar water on some cotton pads and job done!

Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this post, I certainly can’t wait to have a read of Graces one and see what products she uses. 

You can check out my previous post here!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


Monday, 26 August 2019

A Lil' Bit of Monday Motivation | #2

A couple of months ago I did a part one to this and lots of you seemed to like that kind of post, so I thought I would do a part two. Hopefully this post will give you that push to get this week and September, started on the right foot! I hope you enjoy and I'll see you soon with a new post.

You can check out part 1 >> here <<.

You can check out my previous post here!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


Monday, 19 August 2019

Boots Bevelled Blending Sponge Review! | #6

Hey there and welcome to a new post on my blog. Today I will be reviewing the Boots Bevelled Blending Sponge as the next part to my Makeup Sponge review series. I can't believe I've already written 5 of these posts and as you all seem to love these posts, I will continue to write more as it's also interesting for me to test them out to. If you have any other sponges that you would like to me to review, then please let me know in the comments below! 

If you have read my previous posts you will know exactly what I like in a sponge but if you haven't then basically Beauty Blenders and the Real Techniques Sponges are my all time faves. Usually sponged this shape don't really appeal to me, however, this one is a bit more squidgy than the other cheaper ones, so it does bounce the products into the skin, rather than swipes them across the face making it patchy and not blended.

This sponge is fairly small when it's dry, but it does grow when you dampen it and this makes it even more squidgy and is quite comparable to the Real Techniques Sponge in terms of the feel and size. I personally think makeup sponges work better when you damp them as they're able to release water into the makeup your applying the products (only a small amount don't worry) and this adds that extra bit of hydration and doesn't leave it looking cakey. I some know people worry that makeup sponges soak up a lot of product, but if anything I find brushes seem to do so more. As the sponges expand when wet, this prevents it from soaking up any product.

This sponge retails at just £3.60, which I think is great whether you're on a budget or just like to grab a bargain. My overall thoughts on this sponge are positive, it's deffo changed my opinion on cheap sponges and sponges of this shape. I've noticed a lot of the really cheap sponges are very stiff and are better for baking with rather then as an applicator for base products. I think I've found a new everyday beauty sponge as it gives a really nice, dewy finish. I actually really like the shape of the sponge though, because the pointed end works well when trying to get into the smaller areas like around the eyes and the sides of the nose and the rounded end works well for using cream and liquid contour products.

You can check out my previous post here!
Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡

Monday, 12 August 2019

My 20th Birthday Bucket List!

A few weeks ago, I turned the big 2 - 0 and for the last two years I've done 'goals' posts of things that I want to achieve in that year, so I thought ... why not do another one for this year. I feel like this is the first birthday I've had where I'm like 'crap, does this make me a full blown adult now?' ... because I certainly don't feel it haha. 

If you want to seem 'My 19th Birthday Bucket List', you can click here.

My Goals from last Year:
  • Go to more Concerts
  • Travel to new places
  • Grow my blog to 85K views.
  • Buy my first Car
  • Get a Tattoo
  • Go to a Festival
  • Go to more Blogger Events
  • Meet more Bloggers
  • Take up a new hobby, whether it's a Sport or something else
  • Get fit and healthy ... Start going to the GYM
  • Up my blog game ... from photos, to content, to my way of writing
  • Be Happy (or happier)

Looking back at my list from last year and I didn't tick as many things off as I wanted to but you know, at least I did a couple. Soo ... what did I achieve?

 So over the last year, I did manage to travel to new places as I went to Torremolinos, which is a part of Spain I hadn't been too before and I also went to Goa, India.

I  didn't quite get my blog to 85,000 views, but that's okay because I recently hit 70,000 views and that itself still blows my mind. And it's also not only about numbers either and although it's crazy and is a nice feeling when a blog post does well, it is very hard now a days, especially, to get your content noticed. 

I also managed to buy my first car. I remember this being a big one for m as I'd had my license for well over a year at the time, but wasn't quite able to buy my car, but I'm very happy and proud of myself that I was able to pay for it all by myself.

My Goals for this Year!
  • Continue Blogging 2/3 times a Week. 
  • Solo Travel 
  • Travel to new places 
  • Start working out (every year I say this lmao)
  • Be more spontaneous
  • Say YES more
  • Learn more Spanish
  • Find a new hobby
Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this post, I hope you enjoyed it.

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


Monday, 5 August 2019

July Favourites!

Hey there, welcome back to my blog, I hope you’re all well. I guess you could say it’s been a while since I last made a post, well that's how it feels to me anyway! The last month has been a lot for me as I left my old job, started a new one, did a training week away and then I had my birthday. I just wanted to spend my time getting used to everything, getting into a routine to the find a new schedule for my blog posts and also just enjoying my time with friends and family. BUT I promise I’m getting back on it now!

For today’s post I thought I would share my monthly favourites, well because it’s tradition as it’s the first post of the month ... right?! This month has been a good one in terms of trying out new products and I can’t wait to share them with you!

So, I finally caved and decided to try out the Laura Mercier Setting Powder after the crazy amount of hype within the beauty community and all the good things I heard about it. I was always a little put off by the price tag just in case I didn’t like it, it would just be such a waste. I’ve always had such dry skin under my eyes and around my nose and that’s where I would use it to bake, however recently my skin has been more on the oily side so I figured it could work better for me now.

This month I went on an ESPA training course for work, which meant I was able to try out all their products and to be fair, I hadn’t tried any of them in the past, so it was all new to me. After leaving the course I was given a set of ESPA products and have been growing to love them and using them everyday! The set includes the PRO cleanser, the Hydrating Toner, PRO serum and the PRO moisturiser. I’m still in the process of trying them out because I’ve only had them a couple of weeks, but I can already see that my skin has cleared up massively and does feel much softer, more hydrated and less oily.

My last favourite for this month is the Ciate Nail Polish in ‘Knee Highs’. I know it’s not a very summery colour, but navy blue has been on of my go to nail colours at the moment. I’m such a creature of habit and usually just wear black polish, but this works just as well because it’s dark but still goes with almost everything. This polish also has a sheen to it and in some lights even looks purple. I know nail polish on the toes lasts a long time no matter what polish it is, but this one has lasted me over two weeks and hasn’t started to chip yet, I definitely recommend.

Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this post, I really hope you enjoy it. I will now be back every Monday with a new post. 

You can check out my previous post here!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡
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