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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 ♡♡

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 ♡♡
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 ♡♡

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 ♡♡


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 ♡♡

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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