Beauty; summer mini haul πŸ’‹πŸ’…πŸ½

It’s so close to my birthday so I didn’t want to buy too much, plus I’m super skint at the moment. But I needed some mascara & a new brow pencil so I kind of had to πŸ™„πŸ™ˆ like I say this isn’t a big haul. But just needed my makeup stash topping up.

I was debating whether to order on lookfantastic or on boots. But lookfantastic is on quidco, so winner! If you don’t know what quidco is please read my next blog post as I’ll be going into more detail. Anywhooo…


I ordered two mascara’s as I was getting very low! I love all benefit mascara’s apart from bad gal bang. That is literally the only one I can’t use! So I still had a bit of my roller lash left & one they’re real… They have so much choice, so I picked bad gal lash & they’re real. I hadn’t used bad gal lash for absolutely ages so thought I’d get that one for a change! 

Recently I had started using an eyelash primer & I couldn’t get hold of the one I had fallen in love with so I thought I’d try nyx cosmetics as I love their products anyway. Has anyone tried this?! I really love it πŸ™Š my lashes are much less clumpy if I use a primer first.

Then I got another brow pencil. I went down a shade as my hair is getting lighter (I haven’t dyed it in 9 months) so I think I needed to get a lighter pencil. I swear by this. I haven’t used anything else since I tried it & I honestly think it’s the most perfect product! I love the fact there’s a spoolie on the end. Just make sure you clean it regularly πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ 


Lastly I bought a new concealer as mine ran out completely! I’ve been going about with awful dark circles πŸ˜‚

Where do you get your makeup from?! & are any of these favourites for you as well?

Grow gorgeous; I cannot thank you enough πŸ’†πŸ½πŸ’‡πŸ½

Ever since I received a travel size of this product in my lookfantastic beauty advent calendar I have completely fallen in love with the brand. I think I got about 6/7 uses out of it & I used it 1/2 times a week..

 

I swear to you this works. I wish I had a before & after picture for you 😩 but I wasn’t expecting it to happen.

So you know the bit of your hair near your temples, which tends to be really thin, or really bare… It has grown πŸ™ŒπŸ½ I put my hair up one day a couple of weeks ago with it completely scraped back & I thought something looks different, why does it not look that bad?! I realise I didn’t look bald in that area anymore…. Woohoo

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I have now bought another tub of this scalp detox & I honestly think it’s a fabulous product πŸ’†πŸ½  you can buy this from lookfantastic or from boots now!! I am so pleased. It leaves your hair super soft too as it removes all traces of product build upπŸ‘ŒπŸ½ I even managed to persuade a colleague of mine to try it too.

Have you tried this brand before? 

Caitlin xo 

Mini haul; look fantastic πŸ’†πŸ½πŸ’«

Lookfantastic is one of my fav places to buy beauty products from. I receive their beauty box monthly so it has introduced me to some brilliant brands!! Thanks to this I have found these fab products…



Regenerate toothpaste;
I bloody love this product!! πŸ˜ƒ It’s supposed to help repair the enamel on your teeth, which will in turn help to whiten & brigten teeth! I have had a few tubes of this now & I am completely hooked. I urge anybody to give it a try! It has a minty flavour, but it’s not overly strong. I recently purchased it for Β£8.


Garnier makeup remover; I bought a few bottles of this as it was on offer & I am pleased that I did. *You have to give it a good shake before you use it to mix the product together* it’s so gentle on your skin & I need that as mine is quite sensitive! I love it because it actually does remove your eye makeup really well πŸ™ŒπŸ½ it is a bit more oily than just water, so be careful on different skin types.

Grow gorgeous scalp detox; now apologies if anyone I know is reading this as I have been banging on about it for weeks now! It honestly works… I have had some major hair growth whilst using this & I love their packaging. πŸ’†πŸ½ It’s to help your hair grow, but also to get rid of the build up of product that gets left in your scalp πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Have you ever bought anything from lookfantastic? If you haven’t it’s worth having a look as they usually have quite a lot of good deals, plus lots of discount codes thought the month πŸ’³ always nice to save some pennies 

Caitlin xo ✨

Blogmas; day 23 πŸ’„πŸŽ

I think this has been one of the best parts of the Christmas countdown this year. I would highly recommend any beauty lovers to get themselves this calendar next year, you won’t regret it. 


I have loved trying some new brands through buying this calendar & stocking up on some of my favourites! 

I really wanted to try a Magnitone product so this really did put a smile on my face! I have only ever heard good things about their products. The hd palette is gorgeous, I can’t wait to try this out…  πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ has anybody ever had hd brows? Plus a fab mini mascara. 


If you would like to see a post about some of my favourites from it then let me know πŸ’πŸ½ 

Caitlin xo πŸŽ…πŸ½

Blogmas; day 14 πŸŽπŸ›

Another weeks worth of advent calendar coming up….


So I can’t comment on all of these as a few of them I have given away… Aren’t I kind?! πŸ˜‚πŸ™Š  I gave away the redken no blow dry styling product as I keep telling a lady at work how nice her hair looks when she leaves it to dry naturally, a lovely natural curl! So I thought who better to use this?! She says she loves it so that’s pretty good πŸ’πŸ½ 

I love love love the oskia cleanser & the caudalie skincare products! I’ve used both of these before & they’re literally such amazing products. If you haven’t tried either of these brands yet then you need to. Your face will be so soft & will feel amazingly hydrated. 

The banana setting powder I am still getting to grips with, but it looks good so I will keep using it ☺️


Moroccan oil is the best hair oil everrrrr. I am so pleased to get this πŸ’†πŸ½ I pride myself in super silky smooth hair so it’s safe to say this was a hit πŸ™ŒπŸ½  the korres wild rose hand cream is beautiful, it has a thicker consistency so it’s perfect in this cold weather! 

I also gave away the molton brown body wash, it smelt absolutely amazing!!! *I am giving things away not because I don’t want them or like them by the way, but because I am not that greedy & I did pay for the calendar πŸ™ˆ 

I’m loving this calendar 😍😍😍

Caitlin xo 🎁

Blogmas; day 11 πŸ’„πŸŽ

Sorry this is a bit late, but my November lookfantastic beauty box review! So much skincare this month which I was chuffed about, wahoooo…


Let’s start with how perfect it is getting a new deep red lipstick for winter. Perfect shade & it was from bella Pierre which I have recently been introduced to & I’m loving their products. Looks beautiful on & it’s a really good sized product too πŸ‘„ 

The pixi beauty glow booster liquid has a beautiful silky feel to it & doesn’t sit on your skin too heavy! Only tip I would say is don’t put too much on as it is very pigmented! 

I absolutely love the pillow spray by this works. I used this spray when I was feeling full of cold & it honestly did help me sleep. My mum wasn’t too keen on the herbally scent, but I love it πŸ˜πŸ’πŸ½ 


I really loved the murad day cream, especially as it had spf protection too. It was so hydrating & packed with vitamin c. The scent was so lovely, quite fruity! My skin instantly felt firmer! A definite fav out of this box πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ 

One product I was disappointed with was the teeez cosmetics eyeshadow. It was kind of like ombrΓ© but it was a khaki green,with a shimmery pink. You just couldn’t see the pink on your eyes whatsoever & wasn’t very pigmented, the colour just wouldn’t build up on my eyes… Sorryyyyy

The eye cream is perfect too. I loved the thicker consistency of this product! Another fabulous smelling cream… I swear my boyfriend gets fed up me keep saying ooo smell how good this one smells! πŸ˜‚

Cannot wait to show you the December box 😍😍 

Caitlin xo ✨

Blogmas; day 7 β„οΈπŸ’„

I’ve been on holiday sunning myself so I haven’t been able to show you my look fantastic beauty advent calendar products… so here’s a load that I have opened in one go 😍 


The calendar itself is beautiful right?! So pretty & Christmassy… Even the packaging of each product is lovely! 


Here are the first 7 products of the calendar. The Illamasqua marble lipstick is absolutely beautiful. Spot on shade for winter, I love red lipstick so this made me happyπŸ’„ 

The grow gorgeous scalp detoxifier is uh-mayzing… I’ve used this between washes to help get rid of excess shampoo. It feels so nice when it makes your scalp feel cool πŸ’†πŸ½ & it smells really nice! 

I have used the first aid beauty hand cream before & I couldn’t fault it. I’m not too keen on the tanning product, but I’ll give it a go before the Christmas party haha πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜œ a lovely liquid eyeliner & primer too… So far the calendar has impressed me.

The balance me micellar water was lovely.. I used this on my holiday as it was the perfect travel size & it lasted me the week.. This had a gorgeous scent to it as well. Might have to purchase this! 

So far I’m a happy girl… This makes the countdown to Christmas a little bit more exciting 😍 is anybody else loving this calendar as much as me?

Caitlin xo πŸ’„πŸŽ 

Lookfantastic; October 2017 πŸ‚πŸ’„

The packaging on this months box is stunning! So elegant looking 😍


The theme is indulge.. And I swear they have really pulled it off! There is only one item in this months box that I didn’t like. That’s pretty good going! 

So I tried the model co concealer first. The product I would probably rate 7/10 altogether as I wasn’t too keen on the way it dried too quickly. Maybe this is just me? I had this issue with another concealer recently.. Anywho. The applicator was perfect & the shade was lovely. It is quite an illuminating concealer so don’t use it too heavy under your eyes… Nothing worse than bright white circles under your eyes πŸ˜‚

I absolutely loved the ciate mascara!! I had previously only tried nail varnishes by this brand so this was exciting. The brush was definitely my cup of tea & the actual product itself was perfect. Not gloopy, but not too thin! Definitely a bit of me…


I absolutely hate the smell of coffee so I gave this one to my mum to try out… In her words ‘bloody awful, I couldn’t scrub it off… It stained me, the bath & it didn’t actually scrub me at all’ … At least she’s honest β˜•οΈπŸ˜‚

Oh myyyy the ski mono hand masks were amazing. I say masks, they’re gloves but yknow. Anywho. I recently took my Nexgen nails off πŸ’…πŸ½ so my nails and hands were in need of a bit of tlc so these were absolutely perfect. I honestly loved them. Popped them on when I was in the bath face mask on too… Absolutely fab product!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ my hands honestly felt so soft & it gave my nails a bit of a kick too, they were very dry! 

Another monu skin product, this makes me happy as I’ve had a few before & really enjoyed them. This hasn’t been any different. They always smell so herbally, like you could be in a spa, yknow. This one was a facial oil & the consistency was spot on πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ you only need a small amount though, you will end up with greasy looking skin if not. 

Lastly the lancer polish . Which is apparently one of Victoria Beckhams go to products, I tell you what, I can see why. It’s an amazing exfoliator to get your skin ready for a perfect skincare routine! My skin honestly looked super clear after using this! 

What did everyone else think to this box? 

Caitlin xo πŸ’…πŸ½

Lookfantastic; the birthday edit πŸŽ‰πŸ­

So it looks as though I share my birthday month with one of my fav beauty boxes πŸ’πŸ½ lucky me. Although I’m clearly a lot older.. Anywho, this month was just wow. Full of goodies & a really tasty lolly too πŸ­πŸ˜‹  I loved the packaging this month, so instagrammable. That’s probably not a word πŸ€” yeah the lolly lasted all of 5 minutes before I ate it πŸ™„

I’m going to start with the item I tried first, the Christophe robin cleansing volumising paste. This has blown my mind. It looks like a face mask.. But you use it like a shampoo. Mesmerised. I honestly can say this was my favourite item this month! My hair was amazingly soft & it really did give my hair volume. I do have quite thin hair so it was perfect πŸ’†πŸ½ it smells herbally too, like most salon shampoo. So it felt like a treat. Plus you don’t have to use a lot πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

The hikari eye shadow quad had perfect shades for me. I love warm shades so I was definitely excited to get stuck in. I was a little disappointed as you had to use a fair amount to get any colour to show on your eyes… 😟 when it did finally build up it did look really nice, but I wouldn’t buy it myself. I used the brush that I received in this box too, purely because I wanted to try it out. Loved it πŸ’πŸ½

As I already told you, the lolly lasted for 5 minutes… It tasted really good. I clearly needed some sugar when I opened this box πŸ˜‚ 


I have tried decleor products before & loved them then, so I wasn’t expecting to not feel the same. I really wasn’t disappointed. I love this product because it’s sort of like a gel/cream. I have used this both morning & evening, it honestly works wonders no matter when you use it. You could even use it as a makeup base. I wouldn’t say the scent of this would sell it to anyone as it smells more like cleaning products than a luxurious scent πŸ˜‚ well it’s not that bad, but you know what I mean πŸ’πŸ½ 

This is a really unpopular opinion now.. I’m not a major fan of Illamasqua products πŸ™ˆ sorry.. So I honestly can’t even review this for you. I used it once, didn’t understand the hype & then never used it again. Sorryyyy πŸ™„ I suppose that’s a sort of review.

Lastly the eve lom cleanser & muslin cloth. This is more like a balm than anything, so it’s very different. The best bit about this product is that it does so much.. It cleanses, exfoliates, tones & also improves your skins circulation. What more could you ask for? It does have a slightly weird scent to it, but I can get past it πŸ˜‚ do I have an issue with the way things smell?

A bit of a mixed review this month. What did everyone else think? 

Caitlin xo πŸ’–

Look fantastic; AUGUST 2017 πŸŒ

I loved the look of this box as soon as I saw it! The theme was around the world so all of the goodies this month were from different places πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·  a few of the brands I had seen or heard of, but some were totally new to me so I was definitely excited to get stuck in.

Mane n tail shampoo & conditioner was definitely one I’d heard of & I looove this brand. I used it quite a lot when I was trying to find ways to help my hair grow. I didn’t see any miraculous hair growth but I did notice that my hair was a lot stronger than it had been. I honestly love this brand so I enjoyed using this. The only downside I have to this is there isn’t a delicious scent, I love super smelling hair πŸ˜©πŸ’†πŸ½ 

The skin79 BB cream was new to me. Originating from Korea it contains a strong SPF to help protect skin from sun damage & aging. I used this as a primer when I tried it & it glides on so easily. It wasn’t too thick so was perfect for a primer. I’d 100% recommend this to anybody, loved it! The pink packaging helped too 😜

Lord & berry, wooohoo.. This brand is definitely top of my list!! I’ve got a few of their matte lip pencils, & a concealer so I was looking forward to using this. This brow pencil was so easy to use & it was the perfect colour for my brows, woohoo. I still used a spoolie on my brows as I love to finish the look with one, but I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a more defined brow πŸ’πŸ½ It’s perfect for outlining them.

The Gatineau cleanser that I received is just perfect. If you hadn’t guessed it’s French. I was really pleased with this it left my skin feeling so silky smooth, really did cleanse my face brilliantly. Although I did have to use something different on my eye makeup, not the end of the world though, that’s what eye make up removers are for. It’s quite a luxurious product so I haven’t used it everyday. But it honestly has the most perfect consistency πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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Now the korres moisturising body milk is to die for. It’s the perfect travel size to take away with you on your holidays, and it will leave you feeling like a Greek goddess. It is the perfect after sun as it contains aloe and almond oil. What an excuse to book another holiday 🌴  I really don’t need one πŸ™„πŸ™ˆ

Lastly the cutest addition to the box, the Lotties London balm ball. This brand is extra amazing as its vegan friendly & cruelty free 🐰 yay animals! It’s the best invention for lip care as its the perfect shape to pop your lips on. Mine tastes sooo good too πŸ‘„ not that I eat it… But it’s cherry scented πŸ’ 

Did anybody else receive this box? What was your favourite?

Caitlin xoβœ¨πŸ’•