I got LVL Lash Lift and now I am a Princess!

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Hi guys!

*this treatment was provided for me, so I will give an honest review*

So I recently had a lash lift, and let me tell you, I think it changed my life! Let me tell you all about it.

So a lash lift entails straightening your lashes at the root, and then tinting the lash to give it a darker look. The whole process is so relaxing, I felt I went to sleep! I had my tint put on first, which I love a blue/black tint to keep my lashes really dark and not put on mascara unless I want Disney Princess eyes (who doesn’t, really). I was then put in a nice relaxing room, with soft music playing, and lay down on the bed. As my eyes were closed I obviously couldn’t see what they were doing, but they explained it to me as I was having it done. They taped my eyelashes back and my bottom lashes down with a soft tape, and then put a lifting balm on to start straightening the lashes. This sits on for awhile to work its magic, and then a volumizing fix is applied to the lashes to make them look AMAZING.

Once that is done, I hopped up and had a look. and WOW. My lashes came halfway out of my face, and were so curly, I looked like I batted my eyes in cartoons. I love them! The other great thing is that you don’t need to worry about mascara, therefore if you are a sufferer of hayfever this is great as you can rub your eyes or your eyes can water and it wont be an issue. No more panda eyes.

The lash lift lasts for 6-8 weeks, and the one I had cost £50. It’s a great solution if you don’t like false lashes also, as it is just your natural lashes. I have not worn makeup a lot since I had them but I feel like I am done because of these lashes. I definitely recommend them if you just want to enhance your natural lashes.

Have you had your lashes done this way? Let me know in the comments!

T xx

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Review: Dermapen!

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Hi guys!

*This treatment was given to me for free, and so I wrote this honest review.*

So this week I am reviewing a treatment I had, called Dermapen.

Never heard of it? Neither had I until this year. I had a little read about it, and was very surprised about what it does.

It’s a form of collagen induction therapy where there are micro-needles that go into the skin – this is so collagen produces – repairing scars, reduces hyper pigmentation, and renews tired skin. The Dermapen is moved over the skin in a vertical angle.

So the first thing the therapist does was clean my face and prep. She then started the procedure. As much good as I can say about the procedure, it does hurt. It’s needles at the end of the day, so its not overly pleasant. She went over all of my face, over my scars and enlarged pores, and even got rid of a couple of thread veins in my nose.

After the procedure, your skin is bright red and feels like a bit of a sunburn, but they put on a cooling mask and some retinol for you to cool the skin, and keep it hydrated, as it will start to peel in the next 24 hours as the old skin sheds. You can’t wear most makeup straight after or for 24 hours but mineral makeup is okay.

I found a few hours after that my skin started to glow with the oil coming out of my skin. After a week, I definitely noticed my skin had a definitely glow to it, and my pores and scars were looking reduced. This is only after one session, and you can have one every 4 to 6 weeks, and as many as you like, depending on the severity of your skin. A lot of acne sufferers have this procedure to help reduce scarring.

After 4 – 6 weeks of healing, my skin looks great. My makeup goes on better, I am less oily (you know this oily girls journey) and it’s almost like my skin has been given a reset button. Even the crease between my brows has reduced a little bit.

I definitely recommend this procedure to everybody, as it can fix so many issues, like rosacea, fine lines, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, dull skin, and more!

I had this procedure done at Yuu Beauty, in Edinburgh but there are many branches of Naturalaser over the UK that do this as well! Look them up and get yourself booked in.

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T xx

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Review: Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum

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Hi team!

This week I am reviewing the Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum. Mouthful huh?

 

I got sent this from Dermalogica, and it contained a week worth of serum to try. I have just finished it and I can really see a difference! So here is a bit about the product.

The serum is the latest product from Dermalogica, and it is a serum containing Vitamin C which is a natural skin brightener (so eat and drink more Vitamin C!) along with salvia hispanica oil (from chia seeds), lactid acid which promotes cell turn over, and sophora japonica, which is a flower extract, which helps with oxidative stress. Dermalogica say that when put against their competitors, it performed three times better.

It’s main purpose is to brighten, firm, and defend, so that is what I put to the test.

I applied this product both day and night, and often didn’t wear makeup (I am not customer facing a lot) so I could really see how it worked on my skin. My skin doesn’t overly have many issues, but it does get dry in places, and I don’t currently have a serum in my skincare routine which apparently is a big no no especially if you have dry skin. Serum is applied after toner and before moisturiser to lock in moisture to the skin.

So over the week, I started noticing that my skin definitely was brighter. I have oily skin, but due to having a Dermapen treatment (more on this in another blog) this has been combated so I could really see how the serum worked. It sunk into my skin well, and was very lightweight. It wasn’t greasy or anything, and it actually gave off a orange smell, but a quite natural one, not overpowering at all.

The firming part is coming along, I think if I used it for more than a week I would see more firmness, and the defence part of the serum will show itself after using the product for awhile also, as it’s more of a long term game.

Overall, I really like this product. It goes for £81.50 but if you calculate that as two uses each day over 10 weeks, the bottle will cost you just over a pound a day. It’s not too bad considering!

What serums do you use? Did you try this product? What did you think?

T xx

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Brand Profile: Sandailo Psychics

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*Please note that I was provided a free product for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the developing company in any way*

Hi Team,

So this blog I am talking about the Sandailo Psychics app. I love to read Tarot in my spare time for fun, and when asked to try this app, I jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t want to have an idea of what happens in their future, or how that job interview went, what’s coming up in their relationship, and more.

Sandailo Psychics brings together Ppychics from all different mediums – such as Tarot, Clairvoyance, Medium based, Spiritualist and more. You can purchase public questions  – the only thing that gives you away is your age and thats it – and then any psychic can answer your question – plus its a great way to shop for what psychic you like based on their public answers for other peoples questions.

I had two private questions, and three public questions, and gravitated towards a psychic  who specialised in relationships, mind and body, and home and family. The first question I asked was regarding an important relationship in my life, and she hit the nail on the head. She also have me an important month to look out for, and I’m looking forward to seeing what unfolds!

I then asked about my chosen career path and if it was right for me. I asked a different psychic and she answered that it was meant for me, it was just people around me that is making me question it, which is pretty accurate. I definitely have a lot of supporters who have helped me through my new career transition, but there are one or two that aren’t very complimentary.

I then asked a different psychic about one of my friends, and an issue I am helping her with. She said that all systems were go and I was on the right track – which I was relieved at as there is a lot riding on this.

The other two questions were very personal so I won’t share them on here, however they were answered well and provided peace of mind.

I like this form of psychic help, as it can give you peace of mind, you can pick the psychic that you think will give you the help you need, and its all conveniently in one app! Sandailo hand pick their psychics, so there is not overly a lot of choice, however the quality is really good!

Have you ever tried a psychic? How was it? Let me know in the comments!

T xx

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Brand Profile: Den of Iniquity!

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Hi guys!

So this is not so much a review, but the place I went to deserves some praise so it’s kind of a review!

I got a new tattoo! I am super happy with it, and have been thinking about it for awhile. I have Maori heritage and wanted the words ‘ea’ and ‘noa’ tattooed somewhere.

‘Ea’ means ‘to rise’ and ‘noa’ is to keep at a level state of tapu.

I knew I wanted the tattoos one on each part either arm or leg, but didn’t know. I eventually settled on the backs of my arms, above the elbow, as its a great place to showcase and it’s also not too bad for pain as there is a bit of cushioning there.

So I usually go to Kerry at Red Hot and Blue for my tattoos, however there was this amazing tattoo place that had opened on Broughton Street awhile ago that I was very curious about, called Den of Iniquity. I looked them up on Instagram, and discovered it was three awesome ladies who do amazing artwork – Jen, Deborah, and Aileen.

I saw that Aileen had space on my day off so I jumped at the chance to get her to tattoo me. She is so talented and an absolute sweetheart in  person. I had requested more of a handwritten font for the words, and when I showed up she showed me what she had done, and it was exactly what I had envisaged.

Before I go onto the tattoo part, I have to show you pictures of the studio. What an amazing place! It really spoke to my love of vintage, and they even had a My Little Pony sitting on the fireplace. So my vibe!

 

We headed downstairs, and got started. Now this may be the same or different, but you forget the pain. Every time the needle first hits my skin I suddenly go “oh, this was a terrible idea, this hurts, no more tattoos for awhile”. And then a week later you go hmmm…what’s my next one going to be? On that note, they had tattoos up on the walls and I spied this beautiful mermaid – I have been looking for a mermaid for awhile that I had in my mind, and this was the closest so I may just go back for her!

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The tattoo took around ten minutes, and I was so happy with the results, the placement was perfect, Aileen was a gem, and the whole experience was really cool. Nothing against the boys, but I do love getting tattoos from women, it’s a really cool experience and you get to meet some cool people as well!

Den of Iniquity also have guest tattooists coming through, who are closely matched with the artwork that the three ladies produce themselves.

I really enjoy the whole experience and will definitely be paying a visit again! I’ve popped their social media handles below – worth looking at if you are shopping for a great tattoo artist!

Den of Iniquity Instagram

Den of Iniquity Facebook

T xx

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Brand Profile: Box of Goth!

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I love getting stuff in the mail. Anything that is not a bill is definitely a treat, and I love the range of monthly subscription boxes out there! One I wanted to focus on today is the Box of Goth.

Box of Goth is a monthly coffin shaped subscription box full of gothic and horror inspired goodies. Great right? I love skeletons, bats, black cats, and this is definitely up my alley. I love that it is so different and really touches a chord with a lot of people, as some of us are still going through our goth phase after high school. There really is a strong community out there that are bonded by the love of all things macabre.

Here a few shots of the insides.

 

The last coffin was the Skulls and Skeletons box, and had so many great goodies in it, from pins, to stationary, to patches!

It is the one year anniversary of Box of Goth this month (May 2018) and being a small business they have developed loyal supporters by providing great customer service. They also write a fantastic blog themselves, which features their customers wearing or using their products!

The coffin boxes all the goodies come in are made up by Nikki and Lucy, the brains behind the brand, and curated in themes, like the RIP box, which Nikki has stated as her favourite so far.

I asked Nikki what we can look forward to in the future and she replied with “More coffin boxes of gothic goodies!” Can’t wait for this! She also revealed there are some very exciting things coming up that she can’t say yet but its going to be very exciting for the customers!  She said the best way to get all the news and updates is to follow them on Instagram and you will get the first teasers – I have linked their Instagram below.

The lovely extra touch they do is if you subscribe to get their Boxes, just tell them your birthday to get an extra goodie on your birthday month!

This company is a really nice small business, who work hard and do their best for the customer. They also have a real eye for curating, and they are open to suggestions from their customers! I am waiting for the June box to come out as I write, very excitedly!

Want to get your Goth on? Here are all the links you need to know.

Both of Goth Website

Box of Goth Website

Box of Goth Twitter

Box of Goth Instagram

T xx

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Brand Profile: Punky Pins

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So this week, I am talking about a brand that I love, called Punky Pins!

I love that enamel pins are back in fashion. I love shopping small for these as there are so many great pins to chose from! I have my favourites that I wear, and then I definitely am going to get a display for the others. Its such a fun update and a fashion statement.

Here is an edit of my favourite pins!

 

I am in love with all of these pins. They are so fun, some have a great message, and they fit in so well in my wardrobe. There literally is one for every occasion. With prices starting from 7 pounds, it also means you can switch up your pin game often for not much!

Punky Pins also do a great range of keyring, patches, stickers, and jewellery!

Want to see the full range and also their amazing social media? Here are all the links you need to know!

Pinky Pins Website

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Punky Pins Instagram

Let me know what pins you get!

T xx

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Brand Profile: Home Bargains Flowers

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Hi Team!

So this week I am doing a Brand Profile on Home Bargain Flowers!

I love flowers – there is something special about them. A lot of us aren’t fortunate to have our own flower garden, and there is something beautiful about having flowers in your home. I love to give flowers as gifts to my friends, as it shows I care and want to make them smile! Flowers make anyone feel special, valued, and cared for. There is no wrong occasion to send flowers to someone, and you certainly don’t need an occasion.

 

I was sent the ‘Sunny Garden’ flower bunch from Home Bargains from their premium range, and skipped home from work to open it! It comes in a very sturdy box that I am sure my mailman was confused about what was in it, and opening it, the flowers were immaculate. They were so fresh, the scent instantly filled my home. I popped them out of the box and was surprised to see a vase included – which is one of their extras that you can add on – what a great idea. I don’t have any vases currently so when I get flowers as a surprise they have to go in a hodge lodge container, so this is a great idea if you aren’t sure that your recipient has a vase suitable – especially if its a big bunch!

It includes food for your flowers to get the best out of them, and wrapped up beautifully with twine. I popped them in my new vase and popped it on the windowsill, then wrapped the wrap that was around it, around the vase to maintain the look of the bouquet!

The ‘Sunny Garden’ bouquet includes avalanche roses, iris, fragrant freesia and hypericum. It is a lovely gathering of blue, orange, yellow and white and expertly arranged to compliment and showcase each flower. Some of the buds opened up over the week, so every morning when I went into the kitchen, the bouquet had changed again!

There are so many great flowers available from Home Bargains. My favourite is their Tulips range, and they do a wonderful range of Roses for all budgets. You can also add on vases, teddy bears, balloons, cakes, and chocolates to go all out. The bouquet also comes with a card to write your own sentiments in. They do next day delivery and free home delivery!

You can also gift someone something a little more permanent, or even to start their own little garden. There are orchids, succulents (my fav), lilies and roses. I am definitely going to get the lilies as I love the splashes of colour they bring.

Overall, I am super impressed with Home Bargains Flowers. Often it’s hard to find flowers that look good for a good price. As said before, they are expertly arranged, and quickly delivered, especially if you have forgotten an anniversary (right Gordon) or to send a new mum some flowers. They also provide advice on how to look after your plant, and suggestions on bouquets. Have a look through this link http://www.homebargainsflowers.co.uk/, and tell me your favs!

Visit their Social Media here!

 

Home Bargains Twitter

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Home Bargains Facebook

T xx

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Brand Profile: Lazy Flora

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Hi team!

So this week I am highlighting a brand that I love, called Lazy Flora.

Lazy Flora is aimed at people who find it had to keep up with having a garden, perhaps have no garden of their own, or would like to start learning more about planting and growing.

I am very amateurish when it comes to gardening. I acquired a garden when I bought my house, with rose bushes and a few plants out back. However I really want to learn how to grow and look after plants. I have some succulents and indoor plants that I am managing to keep alive also. I also have inherited a garden shed with tools that I have never seen before.

So far, I have planted some daffodils, tulips, and crocuses. I have some sunflowers to plant also. However I have some plant pots that look a little sad, and want to pimp out my garden this summer. This is where Lazy Flora will come in.

Lazy Flora was started by Claire, who realised that she couldn’t feasibly create a garden in her city flats she was living in. She moved to a new place with a balcony and could start to create her own oasis. However it was hard to get to garden centres and get access to quality plants. Hence she started Lazy Flora, to deliver plants to people that are limited on space but want a garden of their own.

You can get many different kinds, for both indoor and outdoor, with a succulent selection  for people obsessed with them (me). You can subscribe and get individual plants, or do a seasonal plant collection also.

What I also like is that they give you a free calendar to show when your plants will be blooming. They also send you reminders to water your plants – how helpful is that?!

You can see what they are going to send out each month, and also buy gifts for friends! Who wouldn’t love some beautiful flowers at their doorstep that last beyond a few days!

Here are all their details below:

Lazy Flora Website

Lazy Flora Facebook

Lazy Flora Twitter

Lazy Flora Instagram

T xx

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Brand Profile: Hungry Designs!

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This week I am highlighting one of my favourite finds – Hungry Designs!

Hungry Designs is a business run by Amanda Whiteley from Brisbane, Australia.

She specialises in illustration and print, with a fantastic skill drawing Disney characters. She has also just moved into Amber Cabochon brooches which are fabulous. Here are some of her designs below:

 

 

 

She graduated with Honours in Illustration and Printmaking and she specialises in comic  style art prints. As you can see above she does a fantastic range of characters with many different medias and designs. If you follow her on Instagram she also has a brilliant feed to follow!

Here are all her details below:

Hungry Designs Etsy

Hungry Design Facebook

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T xx

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