Beauty

Who’s ready for another post? I was born (to write) it! Here is my new go-to fragrance… This is literally the be all and end all of my perfume life, right now. In my opinion, I have never smelt so good…

Sultry, exotic and intoxicating, Pacifica’s Tahitian Gardenia Perfume is a vintage-inspired blend of Jasmine, Orange flowers, Tea leaves and Ylang Ylang. Pacifica’s Tahitian Gardenia Roll On perfume is one of Pacifica’s best selling floral scent.

Pacifica perfumes are made with natural pure grain alcohol and Pacifica’s signature perfume blends combining natural and essential oils.
To get the best out of your perfume, always apply it to your pulse points, i.e. wrists, neck, throat and behind your knees.

– Portable, affordable and adorable.
– Not tested on animals, 100% vegan.

Holland & Barrett… What can I say..? I love you. Like, I am literally in love with you… Thanks!

Back to my new Pacifica roll-on, this one is sentimental to me… My mum’s favourite flower is the gardenia, and smelling like this reminds me of my mum (who’s still alive & well, thank God). I just love it. It smells exotic, and like I’ve literally been to an authentic florist.

I do believe, in all honesty, that if reincarnation is a thing, I’m definitely coming back as Alan Titchmarsh. I love flowers, gardens and anything Mother Nature-y. I also love going on holiday… So, if you want to combine the two, invest in a beautiful, fragrant Pacifica roll on perfume (other scents are available) for £12 or less (depending on which one you choose).

Also, if roll-on perfumes aren’t your thing, they do scented candles too (also at Holland & Barrett). I, of course, have an advantage card – which – I’m not sure exactly how advantageous it actually is when you think of exactly how much I spend in store. 🙈

Other things I love about this Pacifica roll on perfume: it’s compact, obvs. I need to be able to carry it around, and not have my bag feeling heavy, Perfume (depending on size) can be really heavy, and if you carry some in a handbag – your handbag becomes luggage. Again, the packaging, it’s very simplistic but elegant. The colour schemes are beaut. It’s all beaut. I love it.

Only thing I don’t like: the amount of product… There could be more of it. Let’s not be stingy about it, Pacifica… I get that you know you’re on to a winner, but… Give us more of it, if you’re going to charge us £12!

Yeah, so that’s it. I love H&B. I also love fragrance and plants/flowers…

Welcome to Tahiti.

Today, I feel ready to review the HairBurst shampoo & conditioner which I picked up a month ago at Holland & Barrett… Look, I’m not even going to apologise for my blog posts being specific to Holland & Barrett, Lush or healthy eating/drinking of late… Legit, I don’t care. I write for me, and no one else. That’s how I’ve always done it, and that’s how it’ll always be. Organic products are the way forward, and that’s how I do it.

I have used this shampoo & conditioner a couple of times, alongside my red hair enhancing one (which I’ve yet to review), I honestly cannot think of anything negative to mention apart from the price and the size.

I picked up the bundle for £24.99, which is pretty extortionate for such a small amount… Luckily, it was in the penny sale so I picked up another for 1p. BARGAIN… that I didn’t have to go hunting for!

Now for the positives… It’s natural and pareben-free. I noticed that my hair was softer and easier to manage after one wash. If you’ve followed my blog, you’d know that I have potentially the worst and hardest to maintain hair, ever. I cannot brush it because it’s very painful! But, NEWSFLASH: I have been able to since using these.

In just two washes, my hair has also been left feeling more nourished, shinier, healthier and stronger too. In terms of length, I’ve only used it twice so I’ve hardly become the modern day Rapunzel,..

All in all, it’s a good buy, especially in the penny sale. It’s worth getting two for £25.00 because you’re getting two shampoos and two conditioners… #WINNING

Disclaimer: I hope you like avocado, because it is very potent and the shampoo/conditioner almost feels like I’m smothering my hair in guacamole, which isn’t bad if you’re into that sort of thing… It’s also got Coconut oil in it, so… You’ve got to be nuts about the coco as well.

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.