Minies that made me buy Full Size products

Hi everyone!!

Today I am going to talk to you about products that made me buy… products. Minies made me do it!!

I mean, I bought the mini size of something OR was given a sample of something and ended up purchasing it. It gets better though….. Biggies (full size products) that made me buy the minies. Yup. That’s today’s post and I’d love to hear your minies/biggies purchases.

Autograph Hydrating Confidence Boost Primer (30 ml)

I got this primer because I tried the mini and loved it. It is hydrating and feels like water on the skin. If you are looking for something moisturising and hate sticky primers, you should check this out. I cannot really attest to its longevity because I am not that super duper at makeup applying, but it does feel very comfy on the skin.

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It has cucumber and aloe extracts and it does make the foundation apply smoothly. The finish it gives is more matte than dewy.  Also, it is cruelty free. Then again, I always buy matte foundations. You can check this product out here.

Clinique Aromatics White

I tried this when I was in a store. I loved it and asked for a sample. After I got the sample I bought a bottle and then a second bottle. This is a sexy, sophisticated scent. As I have said previously, if Chanel No5 and Talcum baby powder had a baby, it would smell like this. Notes: pepper, violet, grey amber, roses, patchouli. Y

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Clinique Moisture Surge & Take the Day Off

No, this is not a Clinique sponsored post, but Clinique does give a lot of samples which is one of the reasons I love it. I got Moisture Surge and Take the Day Off balm as samples. I loved both of them and bought full sizes (and then repurchased). If your skin is dehydrated and needs a moisture boost, you need moisture surge in your life. It is amazing. It is cooling and feels like jelly. It gets absorbed fairly quickly and leaves your skin feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom. You can check it out here. If you are really into double, triple or multi cleansing like me, take the day off is something you should try. It is a balm that helps break down your makeup. When you wash it off, your skin feels nice and soft and not at all itchy or stripped.

 

 

Dove bath wash

I have tried lots of Dove minies and that is why I buy them now. They are very creamy and hydrating. They are affordable and leave a nice scent to the skin. Not extremely long lasting but nice enough to make you keep repurchasing (like me!!).

Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising

I suffer from dry and red hands. I have eczema and I am always using hand creams. This is one of the best creams I used as a sample and then bought a full size. It feels very cooling and lightweight. The scent is fresh and clean. It does not sting. You can use it all over your body, but I use it mostly on my hands and it does help me a lot.

N7 Airbrush Primer

I bought this primer after having tried it. You see, N& also gives lots of samples when you purchase products. It feels a bit silicon-y but not too much. It holds your makeup a fair bit but i would not say it is the best primer i have ever bought. To be pretty honest, I am not quite sure primers work for me anyhow.

 

Have you tried any of these products? What minies made you buy the full size version?

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Till next time……

My highlighters & blushes collection

Hi everyone!!

I uploaded a video about my highlighters and blushes (review and suggestions). Would love it if you checked it out :). My collection consists of Mac, TooFaced, Estee Lauder, Becca, L’oreal and loads more.

This is my video. Hope you watch it and let me know what your fave highlighters and blushes are.

 

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Joanna

Two Gems and a …..: M&S Beauty Haul

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Hi everyone!

I ❤ shopping at M&S and especially the beauty hall. This weekend I did a bit of shopping and I thought I’d write a blog post where I tell you what I got and what I think. Let me start by saying that I am really excited about two things and that the third purchase is a bit of a ..meh…

Of course, something that may not work for me, may be your dream product, so always keep an open mind when reading a review (me thinks….)

So, what did I get?

Autograph Hydrating Confidence Boost Primer (30 ml)

I got this primer because I tried the mini and loved it. It is hydrating and feels like water on the skin. If you are looking for something moisturising and hate sticky primers, you should check this out. I cannot really attest to its longevity because I am not that super duper at makeup applying, but it does feel very comfy on the skin.

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It has cucumber and aloe extracts and it does make the foundation apply smoothly. The finish it gives is more matte than dewy.Then again, I always buy matte foundations. You can check this product out here.

I also got the Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eye shadow in the colour Grace.

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It is a metallic gold (see pic) and it looks lovely. Gorgeous colour!!!!! I have heard so many things about this eye shadow and was so excited when I saw it in the M&S beauty haul (no need to order it from the US anymore!!). You can get your own here.

Finally, I got the Autograph colour shine lip lacquer in Rose.

Me

 

I love the colour, I love the feeling on the lips. It is opaque (but not with one go), it is juicy looking. But…. I hate the applicator. It is not at all user friendly. It is like a stick. I would not call it very long lasting either. I’d say it is more of a lip gloss. It reminds me of the Estee Lauder lip glosses. Will I repurchase? Don’t think so. Will I use it? Yeap! You can check out the range here. It is what I have on my lips in the pics.

If you haven’t been to the M&S beauty hall, you should really check it out. You get free delivery when you spend 50 pounds (UK only). You can check out what they have by clicking here.

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Joanna

Greek Style Tacos

Hi lovelies,

While I am not a chef, I do cook from time to time and feel like my food is yummy and deserves a shout out. This is the case. I am sharing a video with my Greek Style Tacos/ gyros. So, if you like meatballs, tomato sauce, yogurt and taco boats (is that what they are called?), you  need to check out my video.

Bon appetite!!

January favourites (yeap…a bit late)

Hi everyone!

I am a bit late with writing this post but I thought I’d write one anyway cause I love these posts!! So, what am I talking about? Well, monthly favourites. Today I will share my January favourites!! I have some beauty, a book and a planner.

Beauty

Elf hydrating under eye primer
I love this product. It is clear and feels very hydrating and cooling. I use it under my eye and also on my eyelid. It makes applying eyeshadow much easier and very smooth. I also think it helps minimise the chances of creasing.
Jo Malone Blush and suede perfume
If you like rose scents that smell a bit powder-y, this is for you! It is long lasting and really fresh. It is a bit pricey though.
Maxfactor Liquid Eyeshadow
I bought two liquid eye shadows from Maxfactor and I am loving them. I use the Elf primer underneath and the liquid eye shadow on top. I like the shade coffee (brown). I have also bought stardust which is a greyish shade.
Body Shop Moringa hand cream
Hand cream Body Shop Moringa hand cream
I wish we had a smell option on da web. This smells amazing. Floral. It is long lasting, nourishing and if you are a teacher who uses your hands to point a lot (:P), you need this in your life!!!
Bionsen Deoderant
If you are looking for a new deodorant and want to try a more ‘healthy’ option, do check this out. It is parabens free, no aluminium etc. It smells fresh and citrus-y. It is long lasting.

Random

Book Girlboss
So, OK, I am last on the girlboss wagon, but this book was a fun and very inspirational book. I loved it. It was a fast read. I definitely recommend it.
Planner Filofax compact
I got a new binder planner and went for a Filofax this time. This is my winter planner. I like that it is small and does not take too much space (compact).
You can check out my video here!! Would love it if you checked it out 🙂

Story time: How to register as partially sighted

I registered as partially sighted.All these years I have had difficulty seeing, but I hadn’t really done anything about it. In the UK, people with low vision can register as partially sighted or blind. I fall in the partially sighted category.
What does that mean?

I cannot see well (at all). I struggle with my vision, but i do get by.
I know I have shared with you my colourblindness, but i have not talked about nystagmus which has to do with a wonky iris. That is why I cannot see. No matter what glasses I wear, I still cannot see. I mean, I can see, but not well.
Example?
My boyfriend has to read whatever is written on the TV (subtitles).
I cannot read the Bus numbers until it is too late.
My computer needs to be right in front of my face.
If I see someone I know walking down the street, I probably won’t talk to them.
How to register
The process was quite easy. I got referred to a hospital by my GP, and had a special ofthalmological test. Then I talked to the ofthalmologist who confirmed that I fall into the ‘partially sighted’ column. Forms were filled in. I was then referred to various charities that offer help.
And?
Well, as someone who is partially sighted, I am entitled to free bus travel and disabled person’s railcard. Yeap. Let’s take a moment now, while I am grateful for the free bus pass (you see, I cannot drive), it is only valid after 9. So, do the people who give me this card assume that I do not work? My work starts at 9, but I cannot use my card before 9. Hmmmmmmm (rant over).
Interesting conversation
When I went to the social worker to register, she asked me if I wanted to register because some people don’t. I wonder why? Why would you not register?
I just posted a video about this, so do check it out if you would like to hear more about my story.
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If you have a disability, why not register and get the help you need?
What do you guys think? Have you had the same experience as me?

Declutter……Yeah or Nah?

Trying to be successful on YouTube is hard. Defining what successful  is, is also something that cannot be easily gauged. I mean is it have 1K subbies, loads of views or just people commenting and giving love to your channel?

I uploaded my latest video yesterday and compared to other videos, it has been quite successful. So? Well, I was surprised cause it was a video I didn’t expect people to really like. I was wrong.

And the video is…..

Decluttering makeup

That got me thinking.Why do people like watching declutter videos?

Is it the feeling of feeling OK that you too are a hoarder like everyone else?

Is it reassuring to see that there are other messy people out there aka clutter fans?

Is it interesting to see what people think about products and what they genuinely like, therefore keep?

The reason must be somewhere there.

I, too, like decluttering videos mostly because they are reviews as well.

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How do people decide what to keep and what goes?

Well, I usually keep products I have been using a lot. I also keep products I have not been using a lot simply because I have forgotten about them, which is why I decide to keep them, so that I can give them another job.

I also keep products I have paid loads of dosh on. They will get their worth out of them.

I chuck anything that I have had for ages (I do check the use by dates makeup products have  on them). I also chuck products that are painful or not performing well.

That’s my thought process. What’s yours? Do let me know in the comment section below. Here is my video by the way.

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Joanna