July Favourites 😍😍

Hi everyone!

Sooo, I decided to give my YouTuber me a boost by filming better quality videos (because the quality of my videos is why I am stuck on 339 subscribers, not coz I may be boring!!!). Anyhoo, so, I sat in front of my video, got the focus right (or so she thought) and started filming. My July faves are great. My video, not so much 😜.

Sowieeee

So, my background focus is great, crisp, clear. Amazing.

I, on the other hand, am blurry. Not a good look.

But I did share the video and I am giving you guys a short post regarding my faves (products may include affiliate links).

My July faves

I talk about my favourite skincare and makeup.
I usually shop from Superdrug, Boots and M&S when it comes to my beauty and skincare.
So, what on earth did I love?

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Skincare

*Formula Jaw and Neck cream (M&S)
This cream has a similar texture to moisture surge. The nice jelly, cooling feeling. I have been using it for about a month now and I do feel the skin under my chin tightening. I have linked a product similar to what I am using because I was not able to find what I have been using. Defo check it out if you are in the market for a nice jaw cream. It is around 15 pounds.

*Rosie Autograph Summer Rose Perfume (Marks and Spencer brand)

OK, I am kinda cheating here, but where would I put a perfume??? I love this perfume. It is a summer rose with a hint of a cucumber-y freshness to it. I love it (my fave perfumes are Chloe love, Escada notes, Clinique aromatics white- just to give you a feel of what I like).

Aveeno Hand cream

This is a great hand cream. It does not sting, it gets absorbed quickly and it does not smell.

Sudocream (baby bum cream)

Random, I know but I just love it. My boyfriend told me to use it when my skin was feeling itchy and it was red. Works great on eczema as well.

Interdental brushes from Boots (or anywhere)

I get food stuck in my teeth (TMI), I know, but I use these little brushes and they are amazing!!!! I love them. I have them all around my house now. I use them instead of floss. If you have never tried them, please check them out!

4Head Balm (great for headaches)

So you know when you have a throbbing headache and your magic trick (paracetamol and coffee) does not work? This is when you should try this product. It is a balm you swipe over wherever you have a headache and it starts tingling. It has helped me in some cases with headaches. I really like it!

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Makeup

*Gold Rush Blush by Benefit

An oldie, but a goodie. I use this blush a lot. I love it. It is my summer go to blush. I bought the mini blush and it is great! No meed to buy the full size.

MaxFactor Bewitching Coral

I love this lipstick. So pretty. Loads of compliments. Great for the summer. Amazing texture. Nice, soft, nourishing. I love this line. I have written a blog post about it and you can find it here.

*Clinique Sunkissed Bronzer

I was given this bronzer when I bought a load of other products from Clinique. I really like it. Summery.

I didn’t like the Bionsen Deoderant and the Jelly Pop Lipgloss from E.l.f (will give that another shot though).

For more details and to see my failed attempt at a better quality video, check out my Youtube post.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what your faves are.

Till next time….

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The one about masks and nail varnish

Hi lovelies,

You are tired and you want to relax, what do you do?

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For me, it’s coffee from my coffee machine (yummy latte), a record playing in the background, a book (currently reading Sophie Kinsella’s book and love it) and some sort of pampering session i.e. nails and masks.

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My masks

I went into Boots and bought loads of masks. Hydrating, soothing, brightening. Love them all!

My nails

I got the 60 seconds nail varnish from Rimmel and the base/top coat from the same brand as well. I am really happy with the results guys!

My Vlog

I filmed a vlog where I talk about all the masks I got and tell you what I think of the one I used. I also chat to you about stuffs 😜. So, grab your coffee (or tea) and check out my vlog. Maybe give my video a thumbs up and even subscribe? (shameless plug!!)

Till next time

Jo

My fave lippies

Hi lovelies,

I thought I’d give my favourite lippie a shout out today. I am a lipstick hoarder. I love lippies. The brighter, the better, especially if it is summer. The product I am going to talk about is the

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick

Let’s start with what others say……….

This lipstick according to amazon,

  • Actively moisturises for smoother, full lips (vs bare lips)

  • Rich colour lipstick infused with moisture

  • Works overtime for smoother-looking lips in 7 days

  • A blend of 60 percent emollients, conditioners and antioxidants including vitamin E

  • Colour Elixir Lipstick gives you smooth, soft lips with gorgeous colour.

According to the Max Factor UK website,

Achieve smoother, fuller-looking lips with Colour Elixir Lipstick. The conditioning formula glides on effortlessly for soft, moisturised lips while delivering vibrant lip colour in an instant. – 16 intense shades – Super-conditioning ingredients: vitamin E, shea, avocado and aloe butters – Smoother, fuller-looking lips

How to Apply: Step 1: For extra fullness, etch around the lip line and cupid’s bow with Colour Elixir Lip Liner before applying lipstick.

Step 2: Veil lips in your shade of Colour Elixir Lipstick.

Step 3: Blot with a tissue then reapply to intensify your shade.

So let’s see what I think about it.

Does it make the lips softer? Smoother? Juicier (dare I say).

Yup. Yup and yup. So nice and creamy. Light weight. Like a balm but not as balmy if that makes sense. It conditions your lips.

Is it easy to apply?

Yes. If it gets a bit smudged, you do not have to take hours to take it off (this applies to darker shades.

Vibrant lip colour?

Cannot talk about all the shades, but the ones I have (bewitchening coral and pink brandy) are bright and very pigmented. Not patchy.

Does it make lips look fuller?

Dunno….. They do look nicer and healthier.

Have you blotted your lips with tissue paper?

Nope. On the list though!

Now my own rambles

I would compare this to my other fave lippie… Clinique Pop.

I would not call it a long lasting lippie.

Not matte, but not glossy either. Somewhere in the middle.

Price is affordable especially when you can get the 3 for 2 offer.

Picture Info

1st pic me in bewitching coral

2nd pic bewitching coral

3rd pic pink brandy

4th me wearing pink brandy

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Want more?? Check out my latest Youtube video on Real makeup for glasses. I am partially sighted and colourblind. This is what makeup for glasses looks like for me.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Joanna

H&M clothes & accessories haul

Hi lovelies,

I did a bit of shopping from H& M, so I thought I’d show you what I got along with my Get Ready with me video.

But first, what did I get?

Jewelry

I got this lovely chunky pearl earring. I think they look really nice paired with a nice spring knit or blouse. They can transform your outfit into something really glam.

Layered (-ing) necklaces

So, shell fish-y hangy stuff are all over the place. I got this necklace that is da embodiment of summer. It will look great with a V neck. You can wear it on it’s own or with other pieces.

I also got a necklace with a small circle hanging on it. I think that looks really chic.

Clothes

A wide leg pair of smart trousers. I have bought more classic looking trousers from H&M before and they are great value for money. Have washed my winter pair many times and they are still a great fit. This pair is more lightweight. The only thing I do not love about them is that they are quite high waisted.

Snake Print shirt

I ❀ animal print. Most of the things I have are leopard print. That is why I bought my first snake print shirt. Ideal for going out. What do you think?

Light (knit) blouses

At 8.99 I got three. A white, a pink and a black blouse. I made the mistake of buying the pink one in XLarge and it is quite big. I bought the others in Large. They are nice and soft, a bit baggy, the sleeves do not drown you and I 😍 them. Great basics for Spring 🌹🌷🌹

I also got this pretty hair tie which is very on trend at the moment. I really like this and it does make my hair look a bit more put together.

Now time for the Tube…

YouTube

My YouTube video is me showing you my work outfit. I wear the pink blouse, another H&M wide leg trouser, the necklace and makeup… On my face. And since I am talking about makeup, my look is a very easy everyday makeup look.

My video (please watch and maybe subscribe πŸ˜€πŸ˜€)

Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to follow my bog.

Till next time….

“One Brand Review: Clinique”

Hi lovelies!

I have a one brand review video for you today.

In my video I tell you about my Clinique products what worked and what didn’t…..

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Products mentioned
Clinique Pop Lippes
Moisture surge
All about eyes
Clinique take the day off
Clinique chubby Sticks (eyes and balms)

I hope you enjoy my video

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https://youtu.be/YrvMjF9NgLw

Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser Review

Hi lovelies,

I may not be amazing at putting on makeup or applying my creams, but I am VERY meticulous when it comes taking off makeup.

In my 42 years on da planet, I think I have never slept with makeup on.

I always take it off. My cleansing may not be very thorough when it is 4 a.m. after a night out, but it does exist and I think that is one of the reasons my skin is in such a good condition.

Today I will talk about one of my favourite cleansing products.

Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser

What it doesn’t do

It does not take off layers of heavy duty makeup.

What it does

It is great for a final cleanse. The cleanse that comes after all the other cleanses. The one you do when you have used your oils to get the annoying waterproof mascara off, the non budge eye shadow stick.

It is great for the first morning wash. The one you do in the morning when you wake up and want your skin to feel fresh and soft

Texture

It is a lightweight foam. It is not a thick foam. It is actually like putting a cloud on your face (not that I know what a cloud would feel like).

Scent

It smells like chamomile. It does not linger on your face though.

Packaging

It comes in a plastic pump bottle with a pump and a clear cap. It is 150 ml

According to the Sephora website,

This product is vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free, dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin, and free of all synthetic chemicals, gluten, GMOs, and fillers

Ingredients Guru

Some of the ingredients in it are:

Water, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol,Fragrance, Coco-Betaine, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate,Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Phytate, Matricaria Flower Extract, Sage Leaf Extract.

Me, me, me

My skin is dry and sensitive. It does not make my skin pull. It does not sting and it does not make my skin red. I have repurchased it many times. I str4ongly recommend you check it out.

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Joanna

Doing #Vlogtober and a Giveaway

So lovelies,

I am doing Vlogtober on my YouTube channel. I would love it if you checked out my two Vlogtober videos.
The first one is me talking about my Vlogtober plans. I will do it a bit differently. Coz my life is not full of trips and PR hauls, I will vlog every other day and then have normal content as well. I will be sharing videos from Monday to Friday.
The other video I shared was mu September favourites

Products I talk about are
Elf no budge eye shadow sticks. I loooooove them
No7 eye shadow stick in gunmetal.
Golden rose nail strengthener (if you get your nails done with gel all the time, you need to watch what my nail artist told me).

Una Brennan daily moisturiser (radiant). It smells so nice!! 🌹🌹🌹🌹Oh! It does a good job as well!!

Sophie X Highlighter palette. My Becca Opal highlighter broke into pieces. I am so happy with my new purchase!

Chanel Mademoiselle Coco. This has been an oldie but goodie.
OK, so if you would like to watch my video and hear details about everything, please do so. I am trying to hit the 1000 subscribers YouTube benchmark. So, if you watch and subscribe…. thank you xxx

That is all for now. Oh!

Hang on…. If you are in the UK, you should check out my foundation giveaway video. It is actually a makeup haul.

OK! Now I am off!! Till next time.
xx