Lush Cup O’Coffee Face & Body Mask Review πŸŒΌ

Hello my lovelies ❀️

How are you all today? 
Can you believe it’s July?!?!  TIME FLIES 😱 Shame the UK weather is making it feel like it’s March or something! πŸ˜‚

Anyways, Today I wanted to review a mask/scrub from Lush that I have been loving!  

Lush Cup O’Coffee Face & Body Mask

This is the Cup O’Coffee face & body mask.  This is a must have for coffee lovers as it has such a deep scent of coffee which is actually extremely invigorating! (Even though I’m more of a tea person πŸ˜‰)

This masks contains Kaolin to draw out any impurities from the skin and the ground coffee in this acts to slough away dead skin cells that may have built up.

As you can see it’s a pretty scary looking mask πŸ˜‚ but I promise you it’s worth it.  This lasts absolutely AGES and doesn’t need to be stored in the refrigerator unlike the fresh face masks by Lush.  You take a liberal amount of the product and apply it to the desired area in soft, circular motions.  I leave it on for around 15 minutes and then gently scrub off with lukewarm water.

A small warning, this mask can get quite messy when removing as it leaves tiny coffee particles EVERYWHERE! 

Everytime I use this mask, I am blown away by it.  My skin honestly GLOWS 🌞 and a slap of moisturiser afterwards just leaves my skin feeling so baby soft, rejuvenated and radiant. 
It’s also not that pricey! I believe I bought a 100g tub for Β£6.50 (and it lasted me a couple of months) 

However, I feel the scent is a love or hate kind of scent.  I know some people who absolutely detest the smell of this mask.

I give this mask a 8/10 and I would honestly keep repurchasing it ❀️ I love it.

Have any of you guys tried this mask? 

What is your favourite Lush mask?

Let me know 😊
Until next time my loves,

ibeautytalk ❀️

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Soap and Glory ‘No Clogs Allowed’ Deep Pore Detox Mask Review β˜˜

Hello my lovelies! ❀️

I hope everyone is doing fabulous πŸ’™πŸ’™

My oh my have I missed blogging!  

The weather here in England is absolutely GORGEOUS and I’ve been making the most out of it because knowing the Great British weather, we will probably have snow tomorrow πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Today, I wanted to review this detoxing mask by Soap and Glory.

I picked this up from Boots when they had 30% off (you know what I’m like with products that claim to “unclog pores” 😌❀️)

This is a ‘super self heating’ mask, which means that when you apply the mask to your face and rub it with water, it really heats up.

This mask is for oily/combination skin and claims to unclog pores, soften skin and is deep cleansing.
I have been using this mask once a week after a steamy shower for around 2 months now and want to give my honest opinion on it 😊

This mask has a thick consistency and applys very easily to the face with very little mess.  It has tiny beads in it which burst to give the mask a blue tinge when water is applied.  As claimed, this heats up when it comes into contact with water and I must say, it feels really nice! 

I leave this mask on for around 10 minutes until I can no longer feel the ‘heating sensation’ and I wipe it off with a muslin cloth.  

The results are impressive! 😊 The first time I used this mask, I could see the gunk from my pores (sorry if that sounds very graphic πŸ˜‚) at the surface, my skin looked very bright and felt so smooth!  Continuous use has definitely decreased the visibility of my pores and and I find I have less clogged pores now.  And for those of you with dry skin, I think this could also be an option for you guys as it left no dryness/sensitivity.  In fact, my skin felt very moisturised.

One thing about this mask however, is that I am not a fan of the smell.  It reminds me of my uni days in the laboratory (weird I know).

Overall, this is not a ‘miracle’ product but with continuous use over time, it definitely cleared out my pores, decreased the size of pimples and made my skin look soft and plump.

Rating: 8/10 😊

Price: Β£11.50

Have you guys tried any Soap and Glory products?  What would you recommend?
Hope you enjoyed reading this and have a fabulous day my loves!

ibeautytalk ❀️

Product Review: Benefit The POREfessional πŸŒΉ

Hey guys!! ❀️

It’s such a lovely day today 🌞 I’ve actually decided to take a day off from writing my dissertation and just relax because… why not?! 😏

I’m feeling so energised so I thought I would sit down and write a long overdue review on Benefit’s the POREfessional.  This primer is RAVED about in the beauty world, and I’d like to share my thoughts 😊

  

This primer has been stated to help minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines which complements all skin types! 

Now, you guys know I suffer from extremely oily skin (it will be a slick in less than 2 hours) HOWEVER, surprisingly, I don’t have large pores at all. D’oh.  So I thought I would test the claim that it minimises pores on my mother (who has quite large pores).

Does it work? βœ”οΈ tick. Indeed it does.  I was amazed. Her pores had literally vanished in front of my eyes.  This is probably due to the silicones etc which work to fill the pores.  Wash it off, and the effect is gone.

  

This is a flesh coloured primer, but it quickly turns translucent once you start blending it in.  It’s so velvety soft and leaves your skin feeling dry and matte. 

This primer does have a strong scent to it but surprisingly, I don’t mind it!  It’s sort of a citrusy, artificial smell but it doesn’t last long.

The big question however… does it prolong the wear of my makeup and keep my oils at bay?

Yes, yes it does.  My makeup still looks smooth and creasefree after a few hours and shine is kept under control for around 4 hours (which is a blessing for me!).  If I wanted, I could apply this primer on top of my makeup if my shine did get out of hand because it’s translucent and gives a matte finish straight away.  I think I prefer the porefessional to the nivea post shave balm (which I LOVE).  I would probably stay away from this primer if you have dry skin though, as it really does make the skin feel quite dry and tight.

One thing however, that really bugs me about this product and makes me hesitant to repurchase, is the PRICE.  I use the mini version which costs me Β£9.95 for 0.25 ounces (lasts me about a month) and the larger 0.75 ounce is a whopping Β£24.50!  Definitely the most expensive primer I’ve tried.  For that price, I’d expect some magic ingredient in there that actually helps minimise the size of pores, like salicylic acid.

If anyone knows any good dupes to this primer, please let me know 😊 I’ve heard maybelline’s baby skin is a dupe but the reviews have been largely on the negative side 😒

I hope you’ve enjoyed this review and let me know which is your favourite primer in the comments section! 

Have a relaxing Sunday guys!

ibeautytalk ❀️

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray Review πŸŒΏ

Hey my lovelies! ❀️

How is everyone today?  I bet you’re looking forward to the weekend?!  I certainly am 🌹

Now, I’m pretty sure EVERYONE has heard of this brand taking the makeup world by storm… Makeup Revolution! 😍

I’ve been obsessed with their products!  It’s so hard to believe that their products are so damn cheap because they are such good quality!

I will talk about some of the products I have tried and loved later on but today I wanted to review their oil control fixing spray!

In the past I haven’t really been too fussed if I used a setting spray or not (bad idea considering how oily I get) but then I saw loads of people using them so I thought it’s time for me to give it a go too! 

Since I haven’t used one before I thought I’d look for a cheaper alternative to say, the urban decay setting spray, just in case I didn’t like it.

I saw a blogger rave about the makeup revolution oil control setting spray so I just had to give it a go and at Β£5 a pop for 100ml, it wasn’t breaking the bank πŸƒ
 

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Fixing Spray

 

The packaging is nice and robust in an aerosol plastic bottle.  I love the white and gold colour scheme.  The nozzle distributes a nice mist of product but to be honest I wish it was a finer mist.  After applying I can see droplets on my face, but it’s not too big of a deal as it does disappear.

As for the smell, there is a slight whiff of alcohol but nothing too pungent.  I have been using this everyday for the past month, so what do I make of it?

I must say, it has helped with oil control but it is not some sort of miracle product where your oils completely disappear.  My natural oils still come through but there’s definitely a prolongation in how long that takes to happen compared to without the spray (around the 4 hour mark).

I also love how my makeup looks seamless and blended without any cakiness or breaking up of foundation/concealer (which is a big issue for me normally)!

I think in future to get even more long lasting wear time of my makeup, I will spray some on my face before my makeup as well as after… like a setting spray sandwich! πŸ˜‚

Overall, I would recommend this product.  It’s very budget friendly and does a decent job at oil control (keep in my mind I’m an oil machine so for the average person this may actually be really amazing!)

This product does contain alcohol which I was a bit iffy about but it hasn’t dried my skin out or irritated it, but if you are dry/sensitive I’d be a bit cautious before buying if you have problems with alcohol on the skin 😊

That concludes my little review about this setting spray!  I hope you guys found it helpful!

Do you use a setting spray?  If so, which one?  Would you recommend it for oily skin?

Any questions or suggestions please feel free to ask!  

Oh and guys!  I made a bloglovin!  Feel free to add me (ibeautytalk) πŸ˜ƒ

Have a nice weekend gorgeous people!

ibeautytalk 🌹🌹🌹

⭐️ L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation Review…

Hey lovelies!

Hope everyone is fine and dandy! ❀️

I’m slowly getting back into a normal blogging routine as I seem to have a lot of time of my hands lately (dissertation? What dissertation?! 🌚😏)

Today, I finally wanted to bring you a review on the L’Oreal true match foundation!  This foundation seems to have been around for a while now and everyone always raves on about it!  Let’s see what I think…

L’Oreal true match foundation W4

First of all, let’s talk about the packaging.  It’s an attractive looking glass bottle which makes picking shades out so much easier (unlike L’Oreal infallible pro-matte πŸ˜”).  The bottle has a pump which dispenses a decent amount of foundation in a controlled way (unlike MAC’s prolongwear concealer…ladies, who knows what I’m talking about?).

The foundation has an spf of 17 which is always a nice bonus!  It also claims to:

⭐️ Perfectly match your skin tone

⭐️ Smoothen out and make your skin look healthier in two weeks

⭐️ Give a natural finish

The foundation comes in a FABULOUS array of shades.  I love the fact that L’Oreal do a good range of yellow/golden toned foundations (usually when I buy a drugstore foundation, it looks very pink/orange on me). 

 I chose the shade W4- Golden Natural (for reference, I am around a nc35-37 in MAC).

  

The consistency of the foundation is quite runny, and it gives a light to medium coverage which is buildable.

I had high hopes for this foundation but boy oh boy was I let down 😫

As you know, I have extremely oily skin so am always a bit iffy with foundations.  This one claimed to have good oil control and was oil free and non comedogenic (I still like a nice ‘glowy’ look though).

The first few days I used this foundation, I liked it.  It gave a lovely natural, sheer finish, blended pretty easily and my face looked radiant.  However, I didn’t wear it for long (probably 2-3 hours) so I couldn’t really tell if it was good for oily skin.

The real test was when I wore this to a wedding (early morning to late night) for a couple of days.  I applied my smashbox primer, applied about 2-3 pumps of foundation and set it with some powder.  Jolly good…

HOLY COW GUYS.  You should have seen my face after around the 4 hour mark.  I was a hot mess!  My oils were seeping through, the foundation had broken down where I get most oily in the worst possible way and it had oxidised slightly to a orange colour.  It was shocking (and no one even told me 😭 maybe they were trying to be nice?! πŸ˜‚)

I ran to the bathrooms, and just had to wipe it off.  My natural skin looked better than with the foundation to be completely honest 😭

I also didn’t find it very comfortable to wear.  I felt greasy and could ‘feel’ the foundation on my face after a while.

I’m not saying this foundation is rubbish.  If I was to wear this again, I would only wear it on a day when I was indoors, no running about, for a short period of time. For a long day, no way.  Disastrous 😩

So, to my oily skinned ladies, if you’re looking for a long lasting, oil controlling foundation, this one is not it unfortunately (in my opinion anyway).  For my normal to dry skinned ladies, I think this would be amazing for you guys!  You get a glowy, flawless finish! 🌞

It’s so hard finding a foundation that can control oil.  Do you remember my post asking you guys for help?

I think I’ve narrowed it down to the Revlon Colourstay foundation for oily skin or Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundation (L’Oreal infallible didn’t have any shades that matched me πŸ˜” the UK stocks very limited shades which is annoying!)

Just remember, everyone is different.  What didn’t work for me might just end up working for you.  It’s all trial and error ❀️

That concludes my review of this foundation!  I hope you found this helpful!

Does anyone else use this foundation?  I’d love to hear your opinions on it!

Have a lovely day guys and until next time!

ibeautytalk πŸ’

Nivea Post Shave Balm ReviewΒ 

HEY BABES! 😱❀️

I’m soooo sorry that I’ve been gone so long 😭 I had the most horrible exam period but it’s FINALLY over!  I’m back in uni on Monday for my final ever semester 😱 time flies! 

Anyway. How are you all?! ❀️

Today, I wanted to give you all my opinion on the Nivea Post Shave Balm in sensitive as a primer!  I’ve been hearing sooo many awesome things about it so just had to pick it up (felt a bit awkward venturing into the men’s aisle πŸ˜‚)!   NikkieTutorials on youtube first blessed us with this hack.  Let’s see if it lives up to the hype… 
 

nivea post shave balm

 
I purchased the balm in sensitive because my skin freaks out sometimes when I put something new on it.

I’m not really sure about the science behind why this works as a primer but I know it contains a large amount of glycerin which helps your foundation latch onto it!  

Now, you all know I have.. Probably the oiliest skin to ever grace mankind πŸ˜‚ so I was quite skeptical about this working on me, but for the cheap price I was willing to give it a shot.

The consistency of this is more like a really lightweight moisturiser than a balm.  One thing I don’t like about the packaging is I find it difficult to control how much comes out but hey! Can’t win them all! 

  

I apply this after my moisturiser (I don’t know if I’m meant to though?!?! Does it affect how it works?! Someone let me know!).  I rub about a pea sized amount in my hand (a small amount is PLENTY) and apply all over my face.  This does have quite a manly smell of aftershave but this disappears after a few seconds.  It also gets a little tacky so your foundation or concealer really clings onto it.

After I’ve applied it to my face, I take my foundation or concealer and apply as normal.  Does it work? YES!

My skin after a long day looks way less oily than without this balm.  Being as oily as I am, I was bound to get a little shiny but honestly this has made a visible difference, especially on my nose and forehead!  My foundation looked pretty much intact, whereas normally it would be sliding off my face and just generally look like a million ice bergs. Ha!

ALSO, I don’t know whether it’s the new mask I’m using or this balm, but my skin looks a lot more even and my scars are decreasing!  I’ll investigate and let you know πŸ˜‰

The only downside to this is the lack of control I have when dispensing product but with the amount of product in this, I don’t think I’m running out any time soon!  

I just hope drugstores don’t hike the price of this baby up!  Everybody go stockpile some πŸ˜‚

I would recommend this for all skintypes!  It’s a solid primer and I’m glad I don’t need to spend £££ on other high end primers!

10/10

Hope you found this little review helpful! Can’t wait to get back into a blogging routine again!  Any questions please let me know!

Have a nice day!

ibeautytalk ❀️

Black Smokey Eye Tutorial πŸŒŒ

Hi everyone!! ❀️❀️

First of all, apologies if my posting is a bit erratic!  It might be a bit on and off for the next few weeks as I have exams soon.  Hope you understand 😊

All that aside, I’m so excited about todays post!!  I’ve been wanting to do a dark, black smokey eye look for ages but haven’t been brave enough but today I thought, sod it!  Let’s DO THIS! 

Doing a smokey eye can be extremely scary and can take ages.  People tend to give up at the ‘bruised look’ stage but fear not!  I hope I can do this a bit of justice πŸ™ˆ

The palette I used is by w7 and it’s called ‘in the buff’.  This is actually a very pigmented palette for the price (I believe I got this for around Β£5) and the texture of the shadows is sooo creamy and they blend like a dream!  (Plus I think it’s a dupe for the naked 2 palette!)

w7 in the buff palette

So, let’s get right into it!

I first primed my lids using a dab of concealer.

  

I then took a light brown colour and used it as my transition shade.  I placed it in my crease and used windshield wiper motions using a fluffy blending brush.

  

This next colour is completely optional but I took a RED eyeshadow and also popped it in to my crease making sure to buff out any harsh lines.  I’ve always liked how red looks with a smokey eye 😍 but you can stick to a brown if you want!

  

Next is the scary bit.  The part where it can all go wrong.  The BLACK.  I place it on my lid from corner to corner and they key is not to go past that crease colour.

  

Once I have the black on, I went in with a clean blending brush and started to really blend the black in to the red.

 

Patience is key here.  I promise you, as long as you keep blending it will all come together!   You can go in with more black and even deepen up that crease colour.

  

As you can see, it’s starting to come together!

  

Once you’re happy with how it’s looking, go in with the final touches.  I added a inner corner highlight and a matte browbone highlight.

  

Also, don’t forget to balance out the bottom lash line!  I added the same colour palette I used on the top lid and I take the dark colour about halfway making sure to really buff it in.

  

To make it extra glam, you can add some glitter on top of the black!  Perfect for a christmas party! 

  

Add some mascara, liner and even falsies and we’re done! (Don’t you just hate it when mascara doesn’t show up on camera?! I promise I put some on πŸ˜‚)

  

This is just in some different lighting.  As you can see, it got scary in some places but after a lot of blending I think we did ok right?! πŸ˜ƒ

Let’s put it all together with a little pictorial!

black smokey eye

And there we have it!  A black smokey eye with red undertones!  The key is to blend, blend, blend.  Blend till your arms drop off 😫

I really hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!  What do you make of these tutorials by the way?  Are they clear enough? Any improvements? 😊 please let me know!  And I’d love to know if anyone tries this!!

If you have any tutorial requests please leave a comment 😊 I’d be happy to do it! 😘

Hope you all have a fab christmas holiday!! 

ibeautytalk ❀️❀️

Lush Fresh Face Masks Review β€οΈ

Helloooo lovelies! ❀️

Sorry for the late post!  I’ve been so busy trying to get my life together these past couple of weeks (the stresses of final year and trying to still have a social life haha)! 😩

Anyway. Hope you’re all doing awesome.  Who’s excited for christmas?!  I hope we have a white one this year! πŸ˜β„οΈ

Today, I wanted to do a quick review on some Lush face masks I have been using these past two weeks or so!

Some of you will know how much I ADORE Lush face masks 😍 they feel so luxurious on the face, not to mention they smell amazing (catastrophe cosmetic, cupcake & oatfix just to name a few!).  They are perfect for a girly night in ❀️

The two masks I have been using these past few weeks are ‘Catastrophe Cosmetic’ and ‘Don’t look at me’.

Let’s start with ‘Don’t look at me’! 

Don’t look at me fresh face mask

This is a vivid blue gloop that is hard to miss!  I loved the smell of this mask.  It was a very citrussy, zingy smell (due to the fresh lemon juice inside πŸ‹) and left me feeling so refreshed!  Other ingredients include Kaolin Clay to draw out impurities, ground rice which is the PERFECT exfoliator for me in terms of how gentle yet effective it is, and murumuru butter to moisturise!

This is quite an easy mask to apply unlike some masks from Lush (Achem oatfix) and left me looking like a smurf!  Safe to say I scared a few people whilst walking around with this on πŸ˜‚.  I left this on for about 15 mins and it does tighten ever so slightly due to the kaolin clay.  When I went to wash it off, I scrubbed gently in circular motions to help exfoliate my skin.

This mask left my face looking so BRIGHT and GLOWY! 😍  I love the fact it’s a mask and scrub all in one!  

However, one thing I was a bit disappointed by was the fact it didn’t help much with marks and scars.  I would have expected the lemon juice to help slightly.  But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t use it again!  I think a longer use would help with any scarring. 😊 I would definitely buy this mask again!  Fun to use with effective results! ❀️

The next mask I purchased was ‘Catastrophe Cosmetic’ (possibly my all time favourite after Brazened Honey!).

Catastrophe Cosmetic fresh face mask

First of all, let’s talk about the scent!  THIS IS AMAZING!  It smells of fresh blueberries with a slight powdery scent! Love love love ❀️❀️❀️ 

This mask contains fresh blueberries and chamomile blue oil which are packed with anti-oxidants to calm and heal the skin, perfect for them pesky breakouts and sensitive skin!

This is also a blue coloured mask, albeit not as vivid as the previous mask mentioned πŸ˜‚

This is quite a thick mask and is a tiny more difficult to apply than don’t look at me.  I left it on till it started to crumble slightly (it can get very crumbly if you leave it on too long).

When I went to wash this off, I noticed that it wasn’t much of an exfoliator but that didn’t bother me.  This feels like VELVET when you wash it off 😍😍 so powdery and smooth (a bit messy though).

I noticed that after washing, my face looked very even toned and any redness I had around the t-zone was gone!  So this mask does work!  I felt refreshed and calm πŸ’ͺ

One thing I HATE about the fresh face masks are the expiry dates!  I had to use both these masks within 2 weeks so I would recommend applying a very generous amount (they seem to take ages to finish which doesn’t help haha!), but I understand that they are freshly made.  Better safe than sorry.

I would highly recommend these masks to everyone!  They have something for all skin types! They would also be perfect for a girls night in! 😍 so luxurious and they smell amazing! *squeals*

I hope you enjoyed this review!  If anyone has some other fresh face mask recommendations, please let me know!  I’d love to try them out! 

Hope you all have a lovely day!  Love you guys!

ibeautytalk ❀️

Bettes Handmade Organic Skincare Review πŸŒΏ

Goood evening lovely people! 🌹

Hope you’re all well ❀️

It’s December!!! 😱 Is it just me or has this year absolutely flown by?!  I wish I could rewind time sometimes and go back to certain periods of my life ☺️ But Onwards and Upwards! πŸ’ƒπŸ» 

Today I wanted to review some amazing handmade skincare sent to me by a lovely lady named Mette!  Honestly, she is such a kind lady with so much talent ☺️  

Mette makes her own organic skincare with no nasty chemicals (heaven for me!) and uses herbs from her own back garden! How amazing is that?!  The skincare range is packed with ingrediens to calm and heal the skin in higher concentrations than what you would find in conventional skincare which makes them much more effective! 

Bettes handmade organic skincare

I was sent a lovely package with 3 of her skincare items inside namely:

🌹 Luminous Face Scrub

🌹 Beauty Serum

🌹 Beauty Cream

First of all, let’s talk about the packaging!  It is extremely sturdy yet simple and oozes sophistication and quality.  I believe the two jars are glass and the beauty serum seems like it is in a metal packaging. 

The first item I tried was the luminous scrub! 

  

Bettes luminous face scrub 60ml


  

This scrub is such a beautiful vibrant colour!  It is packed with carrot oil and vitamin E and brown cane sugar!  I use this once a week as this is a PROPER scrub.  It will slough off them dead skin cells with ease.  I like to take some with the spatula provided (handy!) and massage it into my face with soft circular motions.  The sugar melts away and I use that as an indication as to when to wash it off 🌿

I kid you not, my skin was SO soft and moisturised after using this that I almost had the urge not to moisturise haha!  Usually, scrubs leave me dry and red but not this one.  My skin was glowing and felt revitalised!  This scrub would be amazing for all skin types in my opinion!  A real luxurious product 😍😍

After the scrub, I applied the beauty serum!

 

Bettes beauty serum 30ml

 
  
Now this serum had an ingredient I wasn’t very familiar with!  Sea Buckthorn Oil.  So, I went and did some research on it!  Apparently, it’s great for healing the skin and also has an anti-ageing effect! 

I used about 3 small drops for my whole face.  This was very surprising as I was expecting it to be very greasy due to the coconut oil!  I was very wrong!  This absorbed in to my skin so fast and there wasn’t a trace of greasiness at all (fab news for my oily skin!).  At this point I was constantly touching my face because it was as soft as a babes bottom! πŸ˜‚ 

This serum is definitely my favourite from the 3!  I have seen an improvement in my skin tone and my acne scarring has faded which is amazing 😱.  When this finishes, I am definitely repurchasing!  I also like to use it in my hair (I don’t know if I’m supposed to but what’s the harm right?! Hehe) and it feels more silkier than normal 😊

I can’t really talk about it’s effect on wrinkles (I’m 20 ha!) but I guess I’m preventing then by using this serum as it’s packed with anti-oxidants!

Finally, let’s talk about the beauty cream.

  

Bettes beauty cream 50ml

 
  

I think this is the only product with some sort of preservative (all natural of course) and that’s understandable!

I was the most scared about using this cream as it seemed very thick and emollient and not a good idea for my oily skin.  I was wrong!  And again, very surprised!

I use this cream in the mornings after a quick cleanse.  I take a small amount out using the spatula provided and really massage it into my face.  My foundation went on really well on top of this so as a base, it works really well.  The most surprising thing about this cream is that IT KEEPS ME MATTE THROUGHOUT THE DAY WHAAAT?!??  πŸ˜±πŸ˜±

Guys!  It’s amazing!  How?! Why?! Huh?! Coconut oil and cocoa butter seems like the worst ingrediets to put on oily skin but this works! I’m still surprised 😍😍 love love love! 

This also leaves a lovely glow and leaves my face feeling soft and supple ❀️ perfect. Couldn’t ask for more in a cream 😊

These products range from Β£12 to Β£21 if my conversions are right.  So they are slightly more expensive than your average drugstore lotions and potions but I think it’s fabulous value for money!  The concentrations and potencies of the ingredients are something you aren’t going to find in a lot of products and the expiry date is ~6 months but these products will definitely make a difference to your skin straight away!  As Mette says herself, there’s a sprinkle of modern witchcraft in these products ❀️

I would highly recommend checking these awesome products out if you’re looking for skincare that packs a punch πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

http://bettes.myshopify.com/

I really hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about the products please feel free to ask. 🌿🌹

Have a great weekend ya’ll!

ibeautytalk ❀️❀️❀️

Essence Makeup Haul β€οΈ

Hi gorgeous people!

How are we all doing on this lovely day? 🍁

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating!  Hope you have a lovely time with all of your loved ones and of course, enjoy the food! πŸ˜‰

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK but I still like to think about what I’m grateful for 😊

As for the Black Friday sales, let’s just say I have been going a bit mad online πŸ˜‚ so many awesome makeup deals!!  From the confort of my own home of course 😌❀️

Today, I wanted to finally do a post that I’ve been meaning to do for a while!  A few weeks ago, I bought a couple of lip products by a brand named ‘Essence’ (y’all know how crazy I am about my lip products 😏)

I hadn’t actually heard of this brand and spotted it in my local Wilko.  The products were incredibly cheap and the colours were stunningly beautiful!  A few of them have become some of my all time favourites so I’m really excited to show you some swatches!

  
I bought 4 lip products:

❀️ 2 longlasting lipsticks in the shades ’06 Barely there’ and ’05 cool nude’

❀️ XXXL longlasting lipgloss matt effect in ’06 soft nude’

❀️ Lipliner in the shade ’11 in the nude’

Essence swatches

As you can see, the colours are extremely similar yet… Different πŸ˜‚.  Please tell me someone understands this problem?!

First of all, let’s talk about the price!  These 4 products cost under Β£10 in total and range from Β£0.99 to Β£2.30!!  Bargain or what?!  

The packaging is nice and sturdy.  I especially like the packaging for the lipsticks.  It’s very classy and simple and the ring of colour around the tubes is true to the actual colour!

So let’s move onto some swatches and my thoughts of each product! 

Essence lipliner ‘in the nude’

I love the shades of their lipliners and did want some other colours but they were out of stock! 😩

So, I picked up this gorgeous, neutral nude colour.  I was very surprised at the quality of these for Β£0.99!  Quite creamy and very pigmented.  I wouldn’t say it rivals MAC lipliners but it sure is close!  I would recommend applying a lip balm lightly first though because it can drag on dry lips but I’m not complaining!  Can’t wait to buy some more shades ( I love Satin Mauve! )

Essence XXXL longlasting lipgloss matt ‘soft nude’

This matt lipgloss is absolutely delightful!  This shade is a soft peachy pink shade and is apparently a dupe of MAC’s ‘velvet teddy’! 😍

This applies like a dream!  It’s so soft and velvety.  It does take a while to turn matte though I personally find.  These remind me of Collections cream puff lip creams!  It smells divine, like cake batter and vanilla πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

However, I don’t know why this product is named longlasting.  It really isn’t πŸ˜ͺ  I find it comes off very easily (even with a swipe of the finger) so I would only wear it on top of a lipliner.  But for Β£2.29 I can’t really complain!  The colour is pigmented and the applicator makes it very easy to apply.  I wish they would come out with more colours though 😫

Essence lipstick ‘cool nude’

Essence lipsticks are definitely one of my favourites!  This shade is a dupe for MAC’s ‘faux’ (blimey essence, you’re doing a good job of saving me some £££! )

This shade is again a lovely neutral pink.  There is no shimmer in these lipsticks which is a big bonus!  These lipsticks are so creamy and pigmented so I don’t even need a lipbalm and at Β£2.30 they aren’t breaking the bank! ❀️

I have found that they don’t last for more than 3-4 hours though, but I guess that’s expected.  I am happy to reapply 😊 A lipliner will increase the longevity.

These lipsticks don’t have a vanilla smell like the lipgloss and most other lipsticks I use.  They smell of… I guess slightly like playdoh, but very faintly so it doesn’t put me off. 

Essence lipstick ‘Barely there’

This shade is my absolute favourite shade OF ALL TIME GUYS!  I am not exaggerating!  I have been wearing this almost everyday and I reach for it a lot when I want a neutral yet still noticeable pop of colour!  It honestly is stunning and so lightweight.  Definitely need to pick up some more tubes of this (I’m paranoid they’ll stop making it πŸ˜‚). 

 I also love the ‘e’ embossed in the side of these lipsticks.   It gives them a higher end feeling ❀️
  

So, overall I am EXTREMELY happy with my little haul.  I was so pleasantly surprised and can’t wait to try out some other products.  If you haven’t tried them GO GO GO!  You will love them! 😍😍

I really hope you enjoyed this post!  If you have any questions about the products or a post you would like me to do ask away!!

See you soon!

ibeautytalk 🍁🍁🍁