Beauty

Morning!

I’ve been absent from blogging because I’ve been very busy with work, but I’ve found some time to blog – so here goes nothing… 😊

Oh, and before I go any further… Happy New Year! My new year’s resolution this year to stay grounded in the now. It’s so hard to get stop ourselves from getting caught up in what may or may not come, that we lose sight of what’s already here. I’m not doing that anymore.

Final bit of news before I get into the real reason behind my post… I’ll be reinventing Beauty Bae in February in February. I’m keeping the theme (layout) and logo, because I love them, I’m just going to be honing in on the lifestyle topic, and being less all over the place with my writing, what I cover etc… I’m undecided whether I’m going to be working on a blank canvas or keeping the previous posts. I want to start improving my image game too… Might start using stock photos of things, because I don’t think I can justify taking 700 photos of a cream just to get the right angle right. One thing you’ll definitely be getting from me – consistency. Consistency is the key, and I’m about to be start being consistent. This’ll mean new posts on a more regular basis. I’m excited.

Now for the moment of truth… Hearing about my new (albeit using old products) winter skin miracle regimen. I’d like to re-introduce/remind you of a few few products that you may have forgotten about… Let The Good Times Roll (cleanser), Eau Roma Water (toner) and Gorgeous (moisturiser). All of these can be found at Lush stores nation/internation-wide and they’re bloomin’ brilliant!

I cannot tell you how dry my skin was feeling prior to sticking to this regimen… I was using Ocean Salt, Tea Tree water and Enzymion (all excellent products too) previously but I think those worked better on my skin in summer months. Alternatively, it could just be that they stopped working. According to dermatology science, it’s good to switch up your routine every now and again, because our skin is like anything… For example, if you eat the same foods day in day out, there’ll come a time when they stop serving your body… All the nutrients from them will become redundant.

So, anyway… I recommend that you give Let The Good Times Roll, Eau Roma Water and Gorgeous a go… You won’t regret it. Yes, the price of Gorgeous is pretty hefty, but I don’t believe you can put a price on good skin. Also, it lasts a very long time, as a pea sized amount of this moisturiser goes a long way. It smells Gorgeous, feels Gorgeous and looks Gorgeous too. If you like pineapples, this one’s definitely for you.

Oh, and the best mask – you ask? Prince of Darkness.

I promised you a post on a natural lip enhancing device and I’m about to deliver the goods! Top of several mornings to you, you twelve spice!

Anyway, Juvalips is probably the best money-can-buy product I own right now. It’s honestly the best materialistic thing I’ve got going on right now… Basically, what it is is lip fillers without lip-fillers. Non-evasive lip volume and size increase that is temporary and won’t har the lips. It’s very safe.

I love the way it makes my pout look. I no longer have to over-line. Natural beauty is best, which is why – if you can boost what your mama & dada gave you without altering it permanently, you’ve succeeded. I don’t believe in fillers and implants. They are face and life ruining. All it takes is one botched procedure and you’re done for. Really invest in homeopathic (not even sure if this is the word I’m thinking of, but it sounds hella intellectual so I’ll take it) or safe products that won’t damage your skin or features beyond repair.

You might remember the phase when teens were sucking glass cups to get Kylie Jenner lips. That, right there, is NOT safe. That is NOT pretty. That is NOT normal.

Juvalips gives the best results of anything in its industry. I honestly have tried it all and cannot recommend this one enough – but I’m going to try to recommend it more! It’s brilliant.

A fraction of the price of Lip Fillers & Injections. JuvaLips is easy to share and is compact and portable. The removable mouthpiece and replaceable felt pads make it easy to clean and share. Simply remove the mouthpiece, wipe it clean, and replace the felt pad and it is ready to share with your friends!

I agree with the top description, brought to you directly from Juvalips themselves, for the most part… The only thing I don’t agree with, for sanitary reasons, is the sharing it with your friends part. Although it’s very clean and easy to wipe and swap pads, it’d be like kissing your friends on the lips. Look, I love my friends as much as the next person, but I don’t kiss all of them on the lips. HAHAHAHAH! I also love how I said all as though I kiss some… I don’t kiss ANY on the lips. THANKS!

Now that we’ve cleared that up, I’m off to plump my lips with Juvalips to not kiss any of my friends on the lips afterwards.

How to use: insert the batteries provided, or buy your own if you’re picky about the types of batteries you use. Place the pad inside the mouthpiece and press the power button once you’ve placed the device over your lips. It will start to work and will last for 60 seconds. Once the 60 seconds are up, it’ll safely release your lips to reveal a plumper pout. Now, there’s a chance that you could suffer slight bruising upon first use, but it will fade.

Also, it’s fair to mention that if the suction gets too uncomfortable, you can press stop at any time – even prior to sitting the whole 60 seconds out. It’s honestly the safest and most comfortable lip plumping option. It’s a fraction of the price of lip fillers and it can be used on demand.

Want more info and to see results? Check out the video below!

There was a Christmas fundraiser at work a couple of weeks ago, and they were selling really high-quality cosmetics at really cheap prices to raise money for charity. Obviously I attended and didn’t purchase anything ’cause I was like, “WHY WOULD I????”, right? Wrong. Of course I got something! Two things, actually… But, this’ the first of my posts.

I bought Zelens’ lip enhancer lip balm which is in the shape of a lipstick… Lovely!

I’ve got to be honest, I paid £5 for it thinking it’s a clear, lipstick that’s going to enhance and volumize my lips, making them look kissable for all the frogs & princes that are going to avoid me like repellant. #GottaShowThemWhatTheyreNotMissing

Anyway, back to this… I was expecting Zelens’ Lip Enhancer to burn my lips like a mothertrucker… But, it didn’t! Hurrrrray! It smells like cocoa-butter and felt very creamy on the lips. I felt a very mild, comfortable tingle – that was it. Literally.

Did it makes my lips (which now that we’re on the subject, I have relatively pancake-y ones) plumper? I mean, it made my lips ORANGE, unbeknownst to me that it was tinted. I found faint orange marks above my lips where I had over-lined… Now’s the time to mention that I didn’t apply it using a mirror, because I thought it was flipping transparent. NO. No it wasn’t… I looked like a CLOWN who took time to make-up their lips and nowhere else. Classy!

Back to the main point of this post we go… Did it grow my lips? No. I mean, it looked slightly perter, but to be fair, it is December, freezing and the blood be rushing absolutely everywhere before pneumonia and frost bite is acoming! The cold weather makes everyone’s lips look huger and purpler. Well, I’m basing this hypothesis on what happens to me. I am 7billion+ people. Thanks!

So, what have we learned in this post? It’s a placebo thing. If you think it’s working, it’ll work. If you don’t think it’s working – you won’t look for a difference. Lip balms/sticks aren’t going to make your lips bigger. You need more than that. What I would say though, don’t try fillers. It doesn’t look great at all.

I’ll be posting about a natural lip enhancer device that I use to get naturally plump lips, soon… Trust me, you’re going to want to read it – and know about it. It’s great.

FINAL WORDS: GIVE TO CHARITY. HELP AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. IF YOU CAN’T GIVE MONEY, GIVE TIME. IF YOU CAN’T GIVE TIME, RAISE AWARENESS THROUGH OTHER MEANS.

At the beginning of the year, I mentioned the best ways to pedicure from the comfort of your own home…

Lush have the best mask for the feet, and I’m here to blog about it in detail. I’m not a fan of pedicures at the salon, I’m not gonna lie – it’s really offputting to have a stranger I don’t know massaging my feet (or anywhere else)… So, I never really used to do much to my feet other than wash them and put them in hot salty water for a soak.

Anyway, as I said, I was given Volcano to try at the beginning of the year, and I loved it. I couldn’t write a full post on it, because I was given a sample sized amount of the product.

I was in Lush recently and I bought some, because I had a particularly busy day yesterday, and I thought I’d give it a proper go. I have used it twice in two days and I can’t get over how weightless it makes my feet feel and how cooling it is. Even after the mask has been applied and washed off, I can feel the mint really releasing all the heat – which is weird, because I didn’t even know I had heat inside my feet.

Volcano by Lush is not only the best (and only) foot mask I’ve ever used, but – I need to admit that I scooped a bit to apply on my facial spots… Okay… Okay! I know you’re thinking: “gross!” – but, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do… I’ve been having really painful spots. Granted, I get one at a time (thank God) but – at the age of 26 – I should be getting hardly any!

You’ll be pleased to know that the spot decreased in size and redness has dissapeared. I think this is down to the fact that it’s got mint in it. Y’all apply toothpaste on spots, right? So, a foot mask makes it okay. 🙈

This Volcano doesn’t erupt, and is the most peaceful, relaxing Volcano. Love a good one of those.

I also just realised something HUGE… M is a V with legs. Majesty.

God bless! #SoleMates #GoodSole #FightForAGoodSole

❤️

I’ve just signed up to Birchbox, primarily because I saw the packaging of this month’s one had flowers on it, was red and looked majestic.

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to get her botanical businesses fix…

Also, this is sort-of but also probably-not good news for you guys & doll faeces because I’ll be blogging about all products each month. If £10 is leaving my cardboard cut-out each month, this might just give me a forced incentive to blog. Not that I need to be forced… I love blogging, it’s honestly one of my favourite things to do, I just haven’t been finding the time. But, with Birchbox coming… I promise to make time.

I really don’t know what else to say… So, Birchbox. Thanks. Perch on a Birch like your name’s Bert. Stay outside of the Box. I’m welcome.

Finally, apparently – all of December’s items (in the Birchbox: ICYMI) are full-size. Hopefully this one proves better than Glossybox, ’cause that was a box full of complete and utter stupidity towards the end of my subscription.

Known fact: if Birchbox put a comb in one of their monthly boxes, I’ll make phantom babies with the founder — man or woman, I don’t care… In the likely event that the founder is in fact a woman, we’ll make a biological anomaly.

The most FINAL of finallies, Birchbox have partnered with a Matthew Willimanson this time.  I don’t even know who Matthew Williamson is… To me, it just sounds like someone picked names out of a sorting hat and put them together. 2 trillion percentages it arrives and I’m going to pretend I know what Matthew Williamson does for a living. So you see, as a blogger, I really know my stuff.

Matthew Williamson x Birchbox = I’m just here for the full-size Nip & Fab product and plantation red, festive packaging. Equation solved.