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Younique is a brand that I had heard of, however I never had the opportunity to try out any of their products until earlier this month. And now that I have tried out one of their products, I cannot wait to discover more from the brand!


Laura (who is also very lovely!) recently got in touch and asked whether I would be interested in testing out the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ Mascara. If you know me, you might know that I absolutely love anything that claims to make your lashes look bigger and more volumised, so of course I was very excited to try out the product and see whether it lived up to my expectations!


The Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ Mascara claims to give your lashes a big boost and increase the volume of your lashes by up to 500%. Basically, it promises big, bold lashes, which is exactly the look that I am after. 

Once I received my parcel, I noticed that the mascara comes in a kit containing two products. The first is a Transplanting Gel and the second is a tube of the 3D Fibers. The Transplanting Gel contains ingredients such as Pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E which are proven to condition and moisturise the lashes, as well as Chamomile Flower Extract, which is known to provide antioxidant properties. Meanwhile, the 3D Fibers are made from nylon fibres which are smooth and elastic, and help to make your lashes look longer and more volumised.

Application is done in three quick steps. You start by applying the Transplanting Gel to your lashes and immediately apply the 3D Fibers whilst the gel still feels wet on your lashes. You then add one last layer of Transplanting Gel to seal everything into place. You can repeat steps 2 and 3 until you 've reached the desired amount of volume on your lashes.

So, how did I get on? Check out my progress below!

Bare Lashes: As you can see I started out with completely bare lashes - no primer and I didn't curl my lashes here either.


Transplanting Gel Only: I started by applying one layer of the Transplanting Gel, which already exceeded my expectations! As this was designed to work with the 3D Fibers I did not think it would do much to my lashes by itself, but I was pleasantly surprised as this worked a lot better than some of the mascaras I have tried before! This did a great job at lengthening my lashes and helping them look their best before applying the 3D Fibers.


Transplating Gel + 3D Fiber Lashes: And this is the finished result! Here I applied one coat of Transplanting Gel, followed by the 3D Fiber Lashes and another coat of the Transplanting Gel - and the result is just amazing! As you can see from the image below, my lashes look super volumised and the effect is similar to one you would get from wearing a set of falsies! I found the 3D Fibers very easy and fuss-free to apply, and although there are 3 steps involved in this, the whole process is surprisingly quick and simple. Apart from adding length and volume to my lashes, the mascara wands also did a great job at curling my lashes so I didn't need to do this with an eyelash curler either.


If you love big, volumised and super long lashes I would highly recommend trying out the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+! Also check out Laura's Facebook Page for all things beauty - you won't regret it!

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Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ Mascara | Review

26 June 2017

Younique is a brand that I had heard of, however I never had the opportunity to try out any of their products until earlier this month. And now that I have tried out one of their products, I cannot wait to discover more from the brand!


Laura (who is also very lovely!) recently got in touch and asked whether I would be interested in testing out the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ Mascara. If you know me, you might know that I absolutely love anything that claims to make your lashes look bigger and more volumised, so of course I was very excited to try out the product and see whether it lived up to my expectations!


The Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ Mascara claims to give your lashes a big boost and increase the volume of your lashes by up to 500%. Basically, it promises big, bold lashes, which is exactly the look that I am after. 

Once I received my parcel, I noticed that the mascara comes in a kit containing two products. The first is a Transplanting Gel and the second is a tube of the 3D Fibers. The Transplanting Gel contains ingredients such as Pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E which are proven to condition and moisturise the lashes, as well as Chamomile Flower Extract, which is known to provide antioxidant properties. Meanwhile, the 3D Fibers are made from nylon fibres which are smooth and elastic, and help to make your lashes look longer and more volumised.

Application is done in three quick steps. You start by applying the Transplanting Gel to your lashes and immediately apply the 3D Fibers whilst the gel still feels wet on your lashes. You then add one last layer of Transplanting Gel to seal everything into place. You can repeat steps 2 and 3 until you 've reached the desired amount of volume on your lashes.

So, how did I get on? Check out my progress below!

Bare Lashes: As you can see I started out with completely bare lashes - no primer and I didn't curl my lashes here either.


Transplanting Gel Only: I started by applying one layer of the Transplanting Gel, which already exceeded my expectations! As this was designed to work with the 3D Fibers I did not think it would do much to my lashes by itself, but I was pleasantly surprised as this worked a lot better than some of the mascaras I have tried before! This did a great job at lengthening my lashes and helping them look their best before applying the 3D Fibers.


Transplating Gel + 3D Fiber Lashes: And this is the finished result! Here I applied one coat of Transplanting Gel, followed by the 3D Fiber Lashes and another coat of the Transplanting Gel - and the result is just amazing! As you can see from the image below, my lashes look super volumised and the effect is similar to one you would get from wearing a set of falsies! I found the 3D Fibers very easy and fuss-free to apply, and although there are 3 steps involved in this, the whole process is surprisingly quick and simple. Apart from adding length and volume to my lashes, the mascara wands also did a great job at curling my lashes so I didn't need to do this with an eyelash curler either.


If you love big, volumised and super long lashes I would highly recommend trying out the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+! Also check out Laura's Facebook Page for all things beauty - you won't regret it!

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Crabtree & Evelyn is hands-down one of my favourite bath, body and hand care brands. They have a fantastic range of collections, including Lavender, Rose Water and Jojoba Oil, each of which is formulated especially for different skin types. However, today I'm going to be talking about the Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Collection which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.


The Gardeners Collection was originally created to appeal to anyone who loves working in the garden and appreciates the healing powers of herbs. However, it has since become one of Crabtree & Evelyn's best-selling ranges, perfect for anyone whose skin needs a little extra nourishment.


The Gardeners Collection contains natural ingredients and botanical extracts, inspired by an English herb garden and the products themselves have a fresh, herby scent with notes of fresh rosemary, sage and thyme, which smells gorgeous.

Two of my favourite products from the collection are the Exfoliating Soap and the Overnight Hand Therapy. I regularly suffer from dry hands, so using products that are nourishing on my hands is important.

The Gardeners Exfoliating Soap is a triple milled pumice soap which cleans whilst exfoliating over-worked, dry hands. The ultra-fine pumice gently buffs away dead skin cells to reveal soft, nourished skin. Generally, I find that soaps can have quite a drying effect on my skin, so using one that has been specially formulated to nourish the skin is a great idea.

If your hands are quite dry and need even more nourishment, the Gardeners Overnight Hand Therapy may be the answer to all your prayers! Crabtree & Evelyn describe this product as 'beauty sleep' for your hands. The formula contains a rich and easily absorbed concentrated complex of vitamins and amino acids to soothe any dryness, enhance the skin's natural barrier, and maintain the skin's natural moisture levels. I love applying rich hand treatments such as this before going to sleep as you can really notice the difference the next morning. After all, there's no better time to treat your hands than during the night, when you're not constantly on-the-go, typing, eating, and doing all sorts of things with your hands!

Discover the Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Collection here.


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Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Collection 20th Anniversary


Crabtree & Evelyn is hands-down one of my favourite bath, body and hand care brands. They have a fantastic range of collections, including Lavender, Rose Water and Jojoba Oil, each of which is formulated especially for different skin types. However, today I'm going to be talking about the Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Collection which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.


The Gardeners Collection was originally created to appeal to anyone who loves working in the garden and appreciates the healing powers of herbs. However, it has since become one of Crabtree & Evelyn's best-selling ranges, perfect for anyone whose skin needs a little extra nourishment.


The Gardeners Collection contains natural ingredients and botanical extracts, inspired by an English herb garden and the products themselves have a fresh, herby scent with notes of fresh rosemary, sage and thyme, which smells gorgeous.

Two of my favourite products from the collection are the Exfoliating Soap and the Overnight Hand Therapy. I regularly suffer from dry hands, so using products that are nourishing on my hands is important.

The Gardeners Exfoliating Soap is a triple milled pumice soap which cleans whilst exfoliating over-worked, dry hands. The ultra-fine pumice gently buffs away dead skin cells to reveal soft, nourished skin. Generally, I find that soaps can have quite a drying effect on my skin, so using one that has been specially formulated to nourish the skin is a great idea.

If your hands are quite dry and need even more nourishment, the Gardeners Overnight Hand Therapy may be the answer to all your prayers! Crabtree & Evelyn describe this product as 'beauty sleep' for your hands. The formula contains a rich and easily absorbed concentrated complex of vitamins and amino acids to soothe any dryness, enhance the skin's natural barrier, and maintain the skin's natural moisture levels. I love applying rich hand treatments such as this before going to sleep as you can really notice the difference the next morning. After all, there's no better time to treat your hands than during the night, when you're not constantly on-the-go, typing, eating, and doing all sorts of things with your hands!

Discover the Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Collection here.


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It's hard to imagine what life would be like if the Internet suddenly broke down and stopped working. As a blogger and freelancer, I'm pretty much constantly online - and the thought of having no Internet is just a little bit scary! 


I remember going online for the first time back when I was a child, and although I used to use the Internet mostly just to play games on the Cartoon Network website and Miniclip, the Internet has evolved into something much more than just a little bit of fun. It's pretty much become a way of life. Today I'm collaborating with TalkTalk (www.talktalkbusiness.co.uk) to share the aspects of my life that totally rely on the existence of the Internet.

Work

As someone who's work involves being online most of the time, it would be pretty much impossible for me to carry on with my job if the Internet suddenly ceased to exist! Whether I'm working on a blog post, managing a company's social media account, implementing SEO or emailing a client on the other side of the world, none of this would be possible without the Internet. Even more worryingly, the skills that I have acquired in digital marketing would be completely useless to anybody if the Internet wasn't around (and all those hours spent blogging would have been a total waste of time, eek!).

My Chilltime

It's great to spend some time away from the online world when you want to chill and relax. However, there's no denying that quite a large chunk of my 'me-time' involves being online in some way. Whilst I wouldn't necessarily be actively posting updates on Twitter or a new photo on Instagram, one of my favourite ways to unwind is by watching videos on YouTube - whether it's a vlog or a DIY video, there's something so relaxing about catching up on my favourite YouTubers' videos after a long day.

Finding Out The Answers

Whatever your job is, however old you are and wherever you live, you have most probably uttered the words 'I'll Google it!' at some point in the last few years. It's hard to think back to a time when you couldn't just log on to Google, type out literally anything you might want to find out the answer to - and have the answer appear just before your eyes in mere seconds. I couldn't imagine completing my university degrees without the help of the Internet. Actually, I completed my Masters degree by distance learning, so most of what I learnt and communicating with my dissertation tutor was mostly done online!

What does the Internet mean to you?


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The Internet + Me

25 June 2017



It's hard to imagine what life would be like if the Internet suddenly broke down and stopped working. As a blogger and freelancer, I'm pretty much constantly online - and the thought of having no Internet is just a little bit scary! 


I remember going online for the first time back when I was a child, and although I used to use the Internet mostly just to play games on the Cartoon Network website and Miniclip, the Internet has evolved into something much more than just a little bit of fun. It's pretty much become a way of life. Today I'm collaborating with TalkTalk (www.talktalkbusiness.co.uk) to share the aspects of my life that totally rely on the existence of the Internet.

Work

As someone who's work involves being online most of the time, it would be pretty much impossible for me to carry on with my job if the Internet suddenly ceased to exist! Whether I'm working on a blog post, managing a company's social media account, implementing SEO or emailing a client on the other side of the world, none of this would be possible without the Internet. Even more worryingly, the skills that I have acquired in digital marketing would be completely useless to anybody if the Internet wasn't around (and all those hours spent blogging would have been a total waste of time, eek!).

My Chilltime

It's great to spend some time away from the online world when you want to chill and relax. However, there's no denying that quite a large chunk of my 'me-time' involves being online in some way. Whilst I wouldn't necessarily be actively posting updates on Twitter or a new photo on Instagram, one of my favourite ways to unwind is by watching videos on YouTube - whether it's a vlog or a DIY video, there's something so relaxing about catching up on my favourite YouTubers' videos after a long day.

Finding Out The Answers

Whatever your job is, however old you are and wherever you live, you have most probably uttered the words 'I'll Google it!' at some point in the last few years. It's hard to think back to a time when you couldn't just log on to Google, type out literally anything you might want to find out the answer to - and have the answer appear just before your eyes in mere seconds. I couldn't imagine completing my university degrees without the help of the Internet. Actually, I completed my Masters degree by distance learning, so most of what I learnt and communicating with my dissertation tutor was mostly done online!

What does the Internet mean to you?


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I can't help being one of those people who literally needs to carry almost everything I own with me when I'm out. Sunglasses, purse, food, drink, tissues, a mini-pharmacy... You name it - it's probably in my handbag!


If you're a bit like me too, you'll know exactly what I mean when I say that the only problem with this is finding a bag that's big enough to fit everything in, without looking like you're going on a mini weekend break every time you leave the house! 


On those days when I travel to work or go abroad, I tend to carry my laptop around with me, and finding a bag that's not overly business-y but still spacious enough to fit everything + a 13-inch laptop is definitely a challenge. However, the Knomo London Mayfair collection has made all my bag-related wishes come true!

The Mayfair collection is all about having an effortlessly chic vibe and has been designed specifically for women who are constantly on-the-go. The bags in this collection are made of a super high-quality nylon fabric with leather detailing and are very lightweight. They strike the perfect balance in between being sophisticated enough for work, but also casual enough for travelling and everyday use.


After having a browse through the collection of bags on the Knomo website, I decided to go for the Curzon 15" Shoulder Bag in Navy, as this looked like the perfect bag that would look great with any outfit. 

The thing I love most about my Knomo bag is just how well-made it is, and the amount of thought that has gone into the design of the bag. Firstly, the bag is extremely spacious, with many different compartments to keep your belongings - and then some more! The main compartment has 3 sections, including a padded section that fits a 15" laptop, perfect for keeping your laptop safe and separate from your other possessions. There are also several zipped pockets inside the bag and two zipped compartments along the front of the bag, including one with RFID blocking, which protects against identity theft from your phone, bank cards and passport, as well as a magnetic pocket on the back of the bag. As you can probably tell - there are many different compartments and pockets!


As I mentioned, the Curzon Shoulder Bag is really easy to style. It looks great with smarter clothes on work days. However, I've also really enjoyed styling this with more casual looks for travelling and just on those days when I need to carry around more things than usual. Here I've styled the bag with a slouchy white tee and a pair of super comfy khaki trousers, which I've been living in lately! 

Full outfit details:
  • Slouchy white tee: Primark
  • Khaki trousers: Primark
  • Bag: Knomo London
  • Sunglasses: Emporio Armani
  • Brown leather sandals: Topshop

Check out the Knomo London Mayfair Collection here.

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The Perfect All-You-Can-Fit Handbag | Knomo London





I can't help being one of those people who literally needs to carry almost everything I own with me when I'm out. Sunglasses, purse, food, drink, tissues, a mini-pharmacy... You name it - it's probably in my handbag!


If you're a bit like me too, you'll know exactly what I mean when I say that the only problem with this is finding a bag that's big enough to fit everything in, without looking like you're going on a mini weekend break every time you leave the house! 


On those days when I travel to work or go abroad, I tend to carry my laptop around with me, and finding a bag that's not overly business-y but still spacious enough to fit everything + a 13-inch laptop is definitely a challenge. However, the Knomo London Mayfair collection has made all my bag-related wishes come true!

The Mayfair collection is all about having an effortlessly chic vibe and has been designed specifically for women who are constantly on-the-go. The bags in this collection are made of a super high-quality nylon fabric with leather detailing and are very lightweight. They strike the perfect balance in between being sophisticated enough for work, but also casual enough for travelling and everyday use.


After having a browse through the collection of bags on the Knomo website, I decided to go for the Curzon 15" Shoulder Bag in Navy, as this looked like the perfect bag that would look great with any outfit. 

The thing I love most about my Knomo bag is just how well-made it is, and the amount of thought that has gone into the design of the bag. Firstly, the bag is extremely spacious, with many different compartments to keep your belongings - and then some more! The main compartment has 3 sections, including a padded section that fits a 15" laptop, perfect for keeping your laptop safe and separate from your other possessions. There are also several zipped pockets inside the bag and two zipped compartments along the front of the bag, including one with RFID blocking, which protects against identity theft from your phone, bank cards and passport, as well as a magnetic pocket on the back of the bag. As you can probably tell - there are many different compartments and pockets!


As I mentioned, the Curzon Shoulder Bag is really easy to style. It looks great with smarter clothes on work days. However, I've also really enjoyed styling this with more casual looks for travelling and just on those days when I need to carry around more things than usual. Here I've styled the bag with a slouchy white tee and a pair of super comfy khaki trousers, which I've been living in lately! 

Full outfit details:
  • Slouchy white tee: Primark
  • Khaki trousers: Primark
  • Bag: Knomo London
  • Sunglasses: Emporio Armani
  • Brown leather sandals: Topshop

Check out the Knomo London Mayfair Collection here.

Follow Knomo London on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.  


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It's been a while since I last uploaded a video on my YouTube channel, but today I'm finally back with a new video in collaboration with Bed Guru!


In today's video I've got a special guest - Ben - who (sort of!) agreed to film the Mr & Mrs Challenge video with me. So if you fancy having a bit of a laugh, you can watch the video below! And if you're feeling super nice, feel free to subscribe to my channel :)



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Mr & Mrs Challenge | YouTube

23 June 2017


It's been a while since I last uploaded a video on my YouTube channel, but today I'm finally back with a new video in collaboration with Bed Guru!


In today's video I've got a special guest - Ben - who (sort of!) agreed to film the Mr & Mrs Challenge video with me. So if you fancy having a bit of a laugh, you can watch the video below! And if you're feeling super nice, feel free to subscribe to my channel :)



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Rimmel Super Gel Collection


Nothing quite beats a relaxing pamper night complete with a face mask and a set of freshly painted nails. Rimmel recently launched their collection of Super Gel nail polishes, which claim to give a gel-like finish with no UV lamp necessary, and I was super excited to receive these in the post!


I'm a big fan of drugstore nail polishes and Rimmel definitely make some of the best nail polishes on the high street. The Super Gel range of nail polishes currently comes in 28 shades ranging from nudes to pinks to more bold colours such as blue and orange. 

Rimmel Super Gel Collection

The Super Gel range applies just like a regular nail polish but has a shiny gel-like finish and claims to last up to 14 days on the nails. You first start by applying the gel colour of your choice on your nails, then apply the Super Gel top coat to activate the gel polish. I have gorgeous summery shades here (L-R): 'Dive Right In', a bright turquoise, 'Purple Splash', a pastel blue-lavender, 'Coral Queen', a bright orange-coral shade, 'Sun Fun Daze', a bright fuchsia, and 'Flamenco Beach', a bright summery red. How cute are the shade names!?

Rimmel Super Gel Collection

As I am currently loving pastel shades on my nails, I decided to give 'Purple Splash' a whirl and find out whether it lives up to its claims. I applied the recommend two coats of nail polish on to my nails and I was pleased to see that this gave an opaque finish, especially for such a light colour. I then applied the top coat, which I found left a very shiny and indeed gel-like finish that I really liked. Unfortunately some of my nails are quite uneven, so I found that the nail polish did start to chip after a few days. However, this only really happened on any uneven nails and the nail polish lasted much longer before chipping on my better nails!

For just £5.99 I would recommend picking up a couple of these on your next trip to Boots. They're also currently on offer for 3 for 2 (so you can pick up 2 colours and get the top coat free!).

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Rimmel Super Gel Collection | Review

Rimmel Super Gel Collection


Nothing quite beats a relaxing pamper night complete with a face mask and a set of freshly painted nails. Rimmel recently launched their collection of Super Gel nail polishes, which claim to give a gel-like finish with no UV lamp necessary, and I was super excited to receive these in the post!


I'm a big fan of drugstore nail polishes and Rimmel definitely make some of the best nail polishes on the high street. The Super Gel range of nail polishes currently comes in 28 shades ranging from nudes to pinks to more bold colours such as blue and orange. 

Rimmel Super Gel Collection

The Super Gel range applies just like a regular nail polish but has a shiny gel-like finish and claims to last up to 14 days on the nails. You first start by applying the gel colour of your choice on your nails, then apply the Super Gel top coat to activate the gel polish. I have gorgeous summery shades here (L-R): 'Dive Right In', a bright turquoise, 'Purple Splash', a pastel blue-lavender, 'Coral Queen', a bright orange-coral shade, 'Sun Fun Daze', a bright fuchsia, and 'Flamenco Beach', a bright summery red. How cute are the shade names!?

Rimmel Super Gel Collection

As I am currently loving pastel shades on my nails, I decided to give 'Purple Splash' a whirl and find out whether it lives up to its claims. I applied the recommend two coats of nail polish on to my nails and I was pleased to see that this gave an opaque finish, especially for such a light colour. I then applied the top coat, which I found left a very shiny and indeed gel-like finish that I really liked. Unfortunately some of my nails are quite uneven, so I found that the nail polish did start to chip after a few days. However, this only really happened on any uneven nails and the nail polish lasted much longer before chipping on my better nails!

For just £5.99 I would recommend picking up a couple of these on your next trip to Boots. They're also currently on offer for 3 for 2 (so you can pick up 2 colours and get the top coat free!).

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