Monday, 11 April 2016



*A couple of weeks ago, I received an absolutely wonderful package from the lovely Carmelina, founder of The Balm Boutique.
The balm boutique offers products which are made with 100% natural ingredients, lets be honest, nobody knows what actually goes into some of our favourite high street beauty products, which can be quite scary. I was incredibly humbled to speak to Carmelina, and enjoyed learning more about this lovely company, despite her background in Law, Carmelina became a mother, and grew more concerned about the products she was using on her children. She then started to make her own alternatives using wholly natural ingredients before eventually developing more products, and the rest is history!
Carmelina was kind enough to send me a selection of her homemade products; a Berry Bliss Body Spa Gift Set worth £20, along with her flagship product called the Green Healing Cream worth £10, and her Strawberry, Chocolate Mint and Citrus lip glosses worth £5 each. I was advised that the balm is one of her most versatile products, due to its healing attributes it can be used for almost anything... bites, stings, dry chapped skin, burns, scars and even cuts and grazes. 
Berry Bliss Body Spa Gift Set-
Includes a berry butter bar, berry body polish, strawberry lip tint.
One of my absolute favourites from this set was the strawberry lip tint which left my lips wonderfully smooth. I had been suffering with dry lips at the time and this really helped, along with the citrus and chocolate mint glosses.
As for the body polish exfoliator, I did find this to be a little abrasive, however used in small amounts works really well... and to make it even better, it smells delicious... honestly good enough to eat! Finally, the berry butter bar, which is  naturally coloured Alkanet infused Sweet Almond Oil and Beetroot extract, produced such soothing effects when used in combination with the exfoliator.
Green Healing Cream-
This is literally the best thing you will ever smell, with ingredients such as Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Black Cumin seed, Aloe Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil and Avocado Butter, i'm really not lying when I say its good enough to eat, but please don't! Although I was surprised by how green and vibrant the product was at first I decided to use it on my shoulders, damaged by sun burn last summer, which has caused me to now be left with dry skin. I used it every evening for around 2 weeks and found it not only left my skin less dry and full of moisture, but it also has began to repair some of the damage and has soothed any itching.
If you would like to try any of The Balm Boutiques products you can visit their website- , definitely worth a look if you want to try a product which you 100% know what's inside!... 
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Monday, 4 April 2016


Okay so Saturday I got a hair cut, and of course like anyone else I took a selfie to mark the occasion. Now, I'm going to put it to good use for my face of the day post. I don't really know why these posts exist "face of the day"... like what, you're going to change your entire makeup look every day? I don't this so. But as I cant think of another name for this post, i'll go with it.
So firstly, which products am I using?
Rimmel London lasting finish foundation- 201 classic beige
Rimmel London Kate Moss mascara- 004 Eye Rock Jet Black
Rimmel London (are you spotting a trend here) Stay matte pressed powder- 002 Pink Blossom
Rimmel London lasting finish mono blush- Live Pink
Benefit Brow Zings eyebrow shaping kit- Medium
Benefit bronzer- Dallas
MAC lipstick- Velvet Teddy
As you probably spotted, Rimmel London products make up the majority of my makeup bag. In my opinion, why spend double if not triple the amount of money on a high end product, when you can get the same result for less? My makeup routine has basically stayed the same since I started properly wearing makeup at the age of 15, with the addition of a MAC lipstick or two along the way. This tends to be my day time look, so I like to keep it quick and simple, always adding a dash of lipstick to mix my look up from time to time...
I would love for you to tell me all about your favourite products and makeup routines, so leave me a comment below! :)
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