Clarins ombré sparkle Review

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well, today I wanted to talk about this gorgeous eyeshadow.

I purchased this whilst i was doing some christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago. I was having a look in Debenhams as they had a sale on most of their beauty products and perfumes.

Before this purchase i had never tried anything from Clarins before, but i knew they were a more high-end brand so was expecting it to be good. For christmas i also received a lip oil by clarins and have been loving it!

After having a look at all of the items on the counter i picked out this lovely rosey gold glitter shadow, there was also a true gold and navy blue shadows but i thought i would be more likely to wear the rose gold one.

Packaging

This product is a single shadow, going from using palettes for a few years it was funny to go back to a single pan eyeshadow. It’s an average size for a single shadow but I’ve learned a little goes a long way with this product. It comes in a little box which has the name and product description on the back.

Price

The price of this eyeshadow was £20 but as there was a sale on I paid £17. I would never normally pay so much especially for a single shadow, but with the sale and the fact it was Christmas when I brought it I decided to treat myself. After using it for a while I do think it’s worth it and if it did run out I think I would buy it again.

Colour

The colour is 102 PEACH GIRL in the Ombré Sparkle range, this colour is gorgeous. As I said before there were a few to choose from but I thought this one was most suited to me. It’s a rosey gold and it’s packed full with glitter.

The colour pay off is amazing too, you only need one or two swipes and you’re done! The colour is very pigmented and it fully opaque once you’ve put it on your eyelid. I think this colour looks lovely with warm orangy brown tones.

Texture

As it says on the back of the box it gives a mirror finish as it’s so glittery! It’s not clumpy at all when you put it on the eyes it swipes on like a powder and you’re left with a beautiful rosey gold glittery eyelid!

I was worried about whether the glitter would irritate my eyes as I’ve had this before with other glitter products, I had no irritation at all you could forget you’re wearing it until you look in the mirror!

Longevity

As this product is a powder eyeshadow with a glitter finish, once you apply it the eyeshadow stays on your eyes until you’re ready to take it off.

When I have used it there has been a little bit of fall out but with a glitter I expected it so wasn’t put off by that. I would always use a primer with this type of shadow as it should help to prevent fall out and make it last all day/night long!

Final Thoughts

Overall I think this eyeshadow is lovely, the colour is amazing and it lasts so long on the eyes.

It does have a pretty hefty price tag for the size of it, as I have said this product will last you a very long time as you don’t need much product for a great pay off.

The fact it doesn’t give my eyes an irritation and paired with how pigmented it is makes it worth it for me.

I think I will be purchasing some more colours in the future.

Let me know in the comments what your favourite eyeshadow is, whether it’s a palette or single pan!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Goals for 2020

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well, happy new year! In today’s post I wanted to share my goals for 2020 with you, I will also be reflecting on my resolutions for 2019 and how they went.

I wanted to make my goals realistic but also to give myself a challenge at the same time. I like to give myself goals for the new year to look back on and see if I managed to achieve them.

Let me know one of your goals for this year in the comments!

Goals For My Blog

• post weekly for the whole year

• reach 1000 followers

• create a planner/schedule for my blog

Goals For My Health/Fitness

•take time out for self care

•complete couch to 5k

•cook healthy meals from scratch more often

Goals For My Work Life

•complete my nail technician course

•gain more confidence in myself

•start up my own business

A Reflection on 2019

Now I’ve talked about my goals for this year I wanted to reflect on last years resolutions. I set a few of these last year, one of the most important resolutions I made was to focus on my mental health and keeping a PMA. For most of 2019 I think I did this pretty well, there were a few low points but I think everyone has this once in a while. I have kept a positive mental attitude and have tried to see the good in situations. I am currently working my way towards being a nail technician, I’m glad I took the leap and am really looking forward to what the future holds.

The next goal I set for 2019 was to spend more time doing things I love, I would say this was definitely a success. I made sure I went out, spending time with family, mostly shopping! Or spending time with my boyfriend, staying in watching movies or going out for food. Without these people I don’t think where I’d be! This year I want to do more of all the above and also really try to grow my blog by taking the time to really make it the best it can be. I love this community and writing/photography is one of my passions.

The last resolutions I made for 2019 were based around health and fitness. I wanted to tone up, towards the end on this year I discovered Chloe Ting on YouTube, I really enjoy her fitness videos and would recommend them if you are just starting out with fitness! Although I haven’t seen a major difference in myself physically yet I do feel better mentally. I also wanted to start eating more fruit, one way I have done this is by making smoothies. It’s a great way of using up fruit and you can put whatever you like in it. To tie in with my last goal I talked about trying out dairy alternatives, in my smoothies I like to add coconut or oat milk and I love it!

Looking back on 2019 I think I did pretty well with my resolutions, I hope this year goes even better.

Remember to leave one of your goals for 2020 in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Banoffee Milkshake | Recipe

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well, today I wanted to post something a little bit different to normal. I really enjoy cooking and baking so I want to start creating more posts to do with that as well as beauty! It has been very warm in the south of the UK this weekend which was very lucky as it is also easter weekend, Happy Easter to any others celebrating!

Moving on to the recipe, As it was so hot this weekend I really fancied a milkshake. Originally I was going to make a normal banana milkshake but to my surprise we had no vanilla ice cream in the freezer, but what we did have was toffee.

Recipe

  • 1 Large banana
  • 2 scoops of toffee ice cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1.5 cups of milk
  • You’ll also need a blender of some kind

*if you are vegan you can switch to a dairy free alternative*

Method

As you can imagine the method for this recipe is pretty straight forward. I used a Nutri Blend blender, these are great for making any kind of drinks for example a smoothie or milkshake. This Nutri Blend is quite compact and it comes with 2 bottles that you use to blend the ingredients with which then turns into an on the go bottle as it comes with a lid.

To start with I washed out the blender and then started chopping up the banana. I’m sure you don’t need to chop the banana up but I feel like it speeds up the blending process a little.

Next I got an ice cream scoop and added two generous scoops of toffee ice cream to the blender. The ice cream I used was from Asda and it is their own brand, it’s called Really Creamy Caramel Fudge Ice cream, I do believe it lives up to the name!

After adding in the chopped banana and toffee Ice cream I thought a splash of vanilla would go very nicely with them. The vanilla extract I used is by Dr Oetker and it’s the Madagascan Vanilla Extract. I only added 1/4 teaspoon as I think vanilla can be overpowering if too much is added.

For the final step 1 and a half cups of milk is added to the blender and all that’s left to do is shake up it. I don’t like my drinks to be too cold but if you enjoy them very cold I’d recommend adding in a few ice cubes before blending.

The last thing to do is pour it into a cup of your choice and add any toppings if you wish. I decided it would be nice to add whipped to cream to the top to finish it of and it worked really well as it went with the creaminess from the ice cream.

I think all of these flavours go together really well and make a perfect banoffee milkshake!

Let me know what your favourite flavour of milkshake is in the comments, would you try this banoffe milkshake?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

OOTD | Date Day

Hello lovelies,

Today I wanted to do an outfit of the day. I haven’t actually done one of these posts on my blog yet so this is a first.

My boyfriend and I went out to the cinema today so I wanted to dress smart/casual. We had a lovely meal before hand and then we went to watch Captain Marvel, my boyfriend is a big fan of Marvel so this film was a “must see”. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.

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For the top I am wearing this lovely shirt by Micheal Kors, I love how bold the stripes are. I love the quality of the material this shirt was made from, its 100% cotton so is really breathable. On all of the buttons there is a little MK Logo and they’re all metal so the quality of the buttons is really good and they feel really sturdy. When this shirt is untucked it is quite long so I tent to either tuck it in or tie it up when I’m wearing it. I think this top adds a bit of class to an outfit, I don’t wear shirts very often so when I do I feel a lot smarter than usual haha!

For the jeans I am wearing this dark indigo blue pair from TopShop they are from the Jamie collection. I really love a good high waisted pair of jeans and I think they look great with the shirt. High waisted jeans seem suit me the best as they are tight and sinch in at the waist. The thing I love about these jeans are the belt loops, I normally purchase Joni jeans from TopShop but they don’t come with any belt loops and I love to add accessories such as belts to my outfits! These Jamie jeans are very much like the Joni style but the material is a little thicker and of course they have belt loops which is amazing.

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In addition to the jeans I added this belt from newlook. I love the gold detailing on this belt as I think it really stands out when I wear it. I love how this belt looks with the jeans a top, I think it ties the two items together. In my opinion I think the gold detailing on the belt goes well the both the blue in the shirt and the jeans. I get so much wear out of this belt as I really think it can complete a look!

On my feet am I wearing Adidas Gazelles in a baby pink shade. I love these trainers so much, they are so comfortable and very wearable. Although they are trainers I do think that they are on more of the smarter side compared to some of ones I have for example Adidas superstars. I think this type of trainer goes well with the outfit and keeps it a little more casual. As these shoes are suede I tend to only wear them when the weather is nice, so I was glad to see the sun shining today! The baby pink colour of the trainers tie in with my makeup look and add more colour into the outfit.

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For my hair today I went straight. I recently donated 12 inches to the little princess trust so I’m getting used to having short hair! It feels so different but as soon as I got it cut I could feel the difference, it felt so much lighter which I didn’t expect. As my hair is naturally curly I like to switch it up sometimes, so I decided to straighten it today also with it being cut it’s so much quicker to style!

For my makeup I went quite simple, as my outfit was blues and pink I went for a subtle eye look which I have created a tutorial for on my blog which you can check out here Peachy Eye Look. For this look I used the too faced chocolate bar palette. I wore a light tinted moisturiser, and for my lips I applied Velvet Teddy by Mac.

That’s all for today lovelies, I really hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know in the comments what film you last saw in the cinema!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

 

Blogger Recognition Award

Hello lovelies,

This week I was very kindly nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Ashli from Me, You and Benny. If you haven’t already go and check her blog out, it’s fabulous, she also has a YouTube channel too!

Firstly want to thank Ashli for nominating me, I was totally not expecting it. It was a lovely surprise

I am going to list the rules below for my nominees and so you can take part if you wish to.

•Why I started blogging•

I haven’t been blogging for very long compared to some but I have just reached my 1 year bloggiversary last month. I have a real passion for photography but didn’t know how to could showcase it to people. I loved reading other people’s blogs but didn’t think I was confident enough to create my own at the time.

After about a year I decided that it was time to be brave and step outside of my comfort zone. So I created my blog and published my first ever post. The response I got from the blogging community was amazing and it has continued to be right up to present day. Other bloggers were so supportive of my blog and really helped me to feel positive and confident about my posts!

A year down the line and I don’t have any plans for stopping just yet. I love making content and taking photos to share with all of my fellow bloggers and viewers. Blogging has really helped me with my mental health, I struggle with anxiety and blogging helps me to forget about everything else going on in my life for a while. I can write about my passions which is beauty, fashion and lifestyle I love creating makeup looks and reviewing products and I’m so happy people enjoy reading my content.

I have still got a long way to go with my blog, just yesterday I upgraded my plan to premium and now have my own domain name, it feels amazing to know I have something that’s all mine and right now I couldn’t be happier!

•2 pieces of advice for new bloggers•

1 | As I said I have not been blogging for the longest time but one piece of advise I would like to give it to not get disheartened by views or likes. Try not to focus on the numbers and remember the reason you started your blog, passion! As long as you are happy with your content I believe that’s one of the most important things.

2 | Create a twitter account for your blog and join as many blogging pages as possible. Also follow other bloggers as they will support you as long as you support them. Blogger follow trains or comment swaps are really great for getting people viewing your posts and interacting!

That’s all for today, I really hope you enjoyed reading my blogging story. I want to thank Ashli again for nominating me I am so grateful!

•THE RULES•

  1. Thank the blogger for nominating you and give the link to their blog 
  2. Write a blog post on your website showing the award
  3. Describe the story of why you started your blog
  4. Write two pieces of advice you have for new bloggers
  5. Nominate 15 more bloggers
  6. Notify each of your nominees that you have nominated them

My Nominations

•INFAMOUS MIA

•AFRICAN SOUL GODDESS

•THE REAL NELLE

•TUVAS WORLD

•SUGI SAYS

•ELLIES LITTLE WORLD

•LAUREN CANT EVEN

•JESSIERENEA

•LENA’S NOTEBOOK

•CYNSPO

•THE NECESSITY ACCESSORY

•SIMPLY EMS BLOG

•BEAUTY WITH ALICE

•SMALL BEAUTY BLOG

•STEFF’S JOURNEY

Midnight | Eye Look

Hello lovelies,

How are you all doing today, i hope you have all had a fabulous weekend.

Today I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a little bit and create a little bit of a darker smokey eye look. As you will know if you have been with me for a while i like really bright summery sort of colours for example peaches and pinks and golds, so this look is definitely a new one for me.

I am 100% not a pro or MUA but i just love makeup and really want to venture out with my makeup journey and start trying new looks. I really hope you enjoy reading and seeing the look i created.

The smokey eye is not something i have had a lot of practice with but i wanted to give it a go. I used a couple of different palettes one called “day to night” by Avon and another from makeup revolution called ” …….”.

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For my base i started of with just a simple primer and white shadow to even out my skin tone and create a good base for the rest of my makeup.

To start this look off i went in with a browny sort of colour in my lid which was quite cool toned, i thought by starting off lightly it will be easier to build it up instead of going all in and then not being able to correct it as easily!

After going in with a brown i went in with a darker shade that was almost black but not quite, i applied this onto the outer corners of my eyes making sure to be very gentle. I then blended out that colour a little bit further onto the eyelid and through the crease, this really helped to bring it together and soften the look a little.

Next very lightly i went in with a  black eyeshadow from the Avon palette again, i applied this with a smaller brush to ensure i didn’t pack too much product on. I very lightly put this shade into the outer corners which darkened up the look a lot but i think it definitely added to the smokiness.

Now onto my favourite part of this look, the pop of purple! I wanted to add a but if vibrance to this smokey eye and these revolution pallets are perfect for the job. This palette was only £4 and for the amount of pigment these shades have i think its 100% worth the money.

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I used two different glitters from the revolution pallet, the blue and the purple. I think both of these shades are gorgeous and really suit the smokey eye i saw going for. For these glitter shadows i find you get the most pigmentation out of them when they are applied using your finger.

I went in the the blue first in the outer part of my eyelid, i thought because this was a darker shade it would blend nicely out with the darker colours around the outer end of the lid. After this added the purple shade and it really just made the whole look pop, i especially love how it looks underneath on the lower lash line! I really love the vibrancy of it and how well it works alongside the blue.

To finish off this eye look i added a wing using the Seventeen liquid eyeliner and a little bit of Benefit Roller Lash mascara. I think the wing really adds to the look and makes it a little more dramatic.

I think this look would be great for a night out paired with a sparkly top and a pair of black jeans!

I would love to know your thoughts on this look, do you like a smokey eye? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

A Little Lush Haul

Hello lovelies,

How are you doing today? I hope you’ve had a fab weekend. Today I thought I would do something i haven’t done before on my blog, a lush haul!

Read on to find out what I purchased and my thoughts on them.

I really love Southampton for shopping as there is such a massive variety of places to go. The majority of shopping I did today was in the west queue shopping centre, last time I went to Southampton to shop was a few years ago and i never remembered there being a lush store there, so when I  arrived and saw it I was very happy.

I have never actually done a lush haul on my blog before so this is a first! As the nearest lush shop is about an hour away from me I always have to make the most of it when I get the rare chance! Lush is one of my favourite shops, I know some people can’t stomach the smell, and i’ll admit it is quite overpowering and you definitely smell it before you see it! I really enjoy looking round and getting to test out and smell all of the different products.

As it’s getting close to easter now Lush always bring out special holiday products, there were a few I hadn’t seen before such as cream egg and  easter bunny sugar scrub. I really love that they bring out new and different products for holidays. I was a little bit disappointed that quite a few of these products where glittery, the reason why i find it a little but harder to shop for new products to try out is that I’m not a bit fan of the bath bombs or bubble bars that have glitter within them, i get that it appeals to some people, but having tried them out before i just don’t like getting out of the bath looking like a glitter monster! Instead I hunt for new products that are glitter free.

I was able to pick up a couple of things that a get almost every time I step into lush and I was also able to find a couple of new things that i hadn’t seen or tried before so I am really excited to give you all my opinions on them once i have tried them out. Let’s get on with the haul!

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar

The first item I found was the Think Pink bubble bar, for me this is a staple for my baths. I know some find the snow fairy scent overwhelming but i love it, to me it’s a really sweet sugary scent and I love the colour its turns the bath water to as its a bright pink! What I love about bubble bars is that you can get so many uses out of them, I break off a little pice each time I want to spice up my bath water and overall I think I can get around 6 or 7 baths out of this one bubble bar. With that being said i think it’s definitely worth the money at £3.50 As it has coco butter in it I find it helps to moisturise and soften my skin.

Main ingredients 

  • Almond oil

Moisturising and conditioning

  • Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter

Moisturising and softening

  • Vanilla Absolute

Sweet and soothing

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Butterball Bath Bomb

The next product I picked up is another one of my all time favourites, Butterball. This little bath bomb is just a classic from lush and I think pretty much all people will like the scent this one has, as its made with cocoa butter it smells incredible and leaves your skin feeling so smooth and moisturised. Every time I go into lush I have to pick one of these up, I think they are a great bath bomb and a very reasonable price at £2.95. I love the simplicity of this bath bomb when you go into lush you are bombarded with all of the different colours of the rainbow and more, so I think it’s really nice to have some products that aren’t as bold for people who are maybe new to lush or just prefer something a little less wild. I find the scent really relaxing and it helps me to sleep at night after having my bath. Again if I really wanted to save it I sometimes break this bath bomb in half so I can get two uses out of it as i can’t get to a lush store as easily as others.

Main ingredients

  • Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter

Moisturising and softening

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

Sweet and heady

Cocoa Sugar Scrub 

This item was part of the easter range, which I thought I would have a give at least one product a go from. There were two different type of this product one was a white bunny which had more of a coconut vibe and this one which was more chocolatey. As i have a lot of products already and are coconut scented I thought I would go for the cocoa bunny, this one smelt heavenly. They texture of this is quite coarse as it contains granulated sugar so I imagine it is going to be lovely to exfoliate your skins with in the shower and it will make you smell amazing! This product was pretty reasonably price a £4.95 I think that I will be able to get quite a lot of uses out of this sugar scrub.

Main ingredients 

  • Cocoa Powder

Softening, uplifting and antioxidant

  • Vanilla Absolute

Sweet and soothing

  • Cocoa absolute

Chocoaltely and uplifting

  • Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter

Moisturising and softening

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Gritty Politti Naked Cleansing Balm

The last thing I picked up from lush today was this lovely facial cleanser, I don’t use many products on my face as i do have rather sensitive skin but I thought this sounded really lovely and wanted to give it a try. I have used this product for the first time tonight, I love the way it feels on my skin when i was rubbing it in, it also has very tiny pieces of coconut shell within it which gently exfoliated my skin. I love the smell of this product and i only us very small amount as it just melted into my hands. It removed my makeup really well, it even removed my mascara without much trouble. The one thing I will say is currently my cheeks are very red, I am not sure if this is due to the cleanser or not as my skin is quite sensitive it may just be that it needs a while to settle down. I would love to write a full review on this product when i have tested it out properly. I think if this product works for me i will definitely buy it again as it was £4.95 so i think it is good value for what you get in my opinion.

Main Ingredients 

  • Sandalwood

Warm and woody

  • Rose wood oil

Balancing mind and skin

  • Ground coconut shell

Gentle exfoliant

  • Benzoin Resinoid

Soothing and protective

And thats the end of my haul, it was only a little one today. I hope you enjoyed reading, if you did let me know by leaving a like!

I’d love it if you could let me know what your favourite lush products are in the comments, or what would you like to try out!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hello lovelies,

Todays post is going to be about the Versatile Blogger Award. I was very kindly nominated by three wonderful ladies and wanted to give them a huge thank you before I start! I will leave their links so you can check all of their blogs out!

You Me and Benny 

Absolutely True Confessions

Live The Frugal Life

I have taken part in the versatile blogger award once before last year and really enjoyed thinking of facts to share with you, so to be nominated again I was delighted! I think this is a great way to bring bloggers together.

Rules:

•Thank the person who nominated you

•Share a link back to their blog

•List seven facts about yourself

•Nominate fifteen other bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

 

7 Facts About Me

I have been a vegetarian for 10 months now. I decided to make the change when meat started tasting funny towards the end of may last year, i did some research into the industry and after that my mind was made up. I have been completely meat free for just over 10 months now i don’t think i will ever look back. I would love to become vegan one day but don’t want to jump right into it just yet.

I love spending time with my family. To me family is the most important thing in my life, I know they will always be here for me throughout everything. I spend a lot of time with my close and extended family, we go out for dinners and take the children on fun days out, i find I’m most happy when I’m surrounded by them.

I studies childcare for two years in college. I really loved working with young children and watching them develop and turn into wonderful young people. At the moment my job isn’t childcare related but I hope to one day go back to it.

I am a really musical person. I love to learn new instruments, in the past I have learned to play the piano, keyboard, flute, and guitar. I love to sing as well, I might not be the best but having music on and sinign along is another one of my happy places.

I am battling with my anxiety. Right now I’m going through a bit of a rough patch as my anxiety has become increasing worse, writing on my blog and spending time with the people I love help to calm me down so I’m trying to do that as much as possible currently. I have had anxiety all my life but was diagnosed when I was 13 years old, it got to a point where I couldn’t even walk into my local shop without having a panic attack so I would avoid it all. So to look back on how much I have overcome it helps a lot, there’s still a lot of work to do to overcome my anxiety but i am taking it one step at a time.

My boyfriend is my biggest supporter. He helps me with everything, if I’m down he knows just how to pick me back up and make me smile. We have been together for 2 and half years and I met him when I had just started college. He is an incredible person and i’d be lost without him!

I LOVE to cook. Since becoming vegetarian I make pretty much all of my meals for myself, I love experimenting with different ingredients and flavours. I have found it is my new passion and something that takes my mind off of everything that going on around me. I love to cook for my mum as she loves trying out different veggie foods as well.

I hope you enjoyed reading a few facts about me you didn’t know before, I have loved taking part and want to thank Ashli from You me and Benny,  KC from The frugal life and Zuri from Absolutely True Confessions once more for nominating me I’m so grateful!

Here are their Versatile blogger Posts 🙂

You, Me and Benny – Versatile Blogger Award

The Frugal Life – Versatile Blogger Award 

Absolutely True Confessions – Versatile Blogger Award

 

Here are my nominnees!

Nelle – Real Nelle

Mia – Infamous Mia 

Amelia – Amelia in Hull

Chloe- Chloe May

Deanna – Deer Deanna

Jessica – Jessie Renea

Lena – Lena’s Notebook

Gemma – An Ocean Glimmer

Lauren – Laurencantevenx

Reine – Africansoulgoddess

Rina – Rina Kay Blog

Tuva – Tuva’s World

Chloe – Simply Chloe

Charlotte – MultiBendyBeauty

Ellie – Ellie’s Little World

 

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

February BirchBox | First Impressions

Hello lovelies,

How are you? Today I am writing about the February Birchbox, whats inside and my first impressions of the products. Read on to find out more!

As february is the month of love, being valentines the box has this sort of theme, in this months box a few post cards were added in with different wording on the design as you can see.

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Anatomicals Body Cleanser

The first thing that caught my attention in this months box was this cleanser. It is a full size product as it is 100ml. This cleanser is called “no one gets flirty with the dirty pick me up body cleanser” sticking with the theme of valentines day. I have heard of this brand before but until now haven’t tried any of their products out. I really like the scent of the cleanser, at first I wasn’t sure but the more I’ve used it the more I’ve grown to like the smell I would say it’s a unisex scent as it’s not either too feminine or masculine it sort of meets in the middle. It lathers up really well and a little goes a long way. As the RRP is only £4 i would consider buying it again.

Geranium and Grapefruit Body Milk

This lotion is by the brand John Masters Organics, the size of this product is only small as it’s a sample but would be great for travel or to keep in your handbag as it won’t take up too much room. I really love how this makes my hands feel, as one of the ingredients is coconut oil it really hydrates and moisturises.  After using this product my hand feel so smooth and soft but you don’t get any oil residue and the product sinks into the skin very fast. The scent of this body milk is the one thing that I wouldn’t rave about, the main ingredients are geranium and grapefruit. As I am not a big fan of citrus scents this isn’t to my taste, the grapefruit is a powerful scent but you can also smell the floral notes of the geranium. I wouldn’t purchase this again as the full size version is £18 and I don’t love the smell enough to buy it.

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Coconut and Fig Hair Masque

The next thing that caught my eye was this coco & eve “like a virgin” hair mask. I have seen this product advertised so am looking forward to giving it a go. I will do a full review on this once I have given it a few tries. The first thing to say about this product is that i adore the scent, one of my all time favourite scents is coconut so i can’t go wrong with this! It’s not an overpowering type of smell but it is really lovely, and i can’t wait to find out what its like when it’s in the hair. The directions for this product are different to what i thought they would be, you shampoo your hair and towel dry it, then distribute it evenly throughout your hair. This product claims it improves shine, texture and tames frizz. As i have naturally curly hair i can’t wait to see what the results are because my hair goes very frizzy when its natural.

Liquid Shimmer Shadow Eclipse

In this months box there were two shades of this eyeshadow you could possibly get, I received Eclipse. I really love this colour, it is a coppery shade and is a shimmer eyeshadow. I have worn this eyeshadow out once for a few hours, it applied really easily and is really pigmented. This product lasted the whole time i was out, its pretty smudge proof which is great as most powdered shadows start to wear off the longer you wear it. I love how shimmery it is and the applicator makes it easy to apply and enables you to be more precise as it’s not too big.

Tapered Blending Brush

The last item in February’s BirchBox is an eyeshadow brush from the brand Luxie, I’ve heard of this brand and think they are quite popular but I myself haven’t tried their products before. I like the look of this brush and the rose gold detailing is lovely! The bristles are quite soft, although i don’t think they’re as soft as the real techniques eyeshadow brushes. I am yet to give this brush a go but as it say i think it will be really good for blending shadows together. It does feel like a good quality brush and i am going to look into the brand more if i love using this brush.

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That’s all from Birchbox this month. I am quite happy with the selection of different products I received this time, but would’ve liked to see maybe another beauty product added into the mix.

I hope you enjoyed reading and let me know what you think of these products or if you’ve tried any of them out in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

Brow Emergency Kit | Review

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well. Today I wanted to write a review on this product I found while looking for a new brow gel in Primark.

I really like using their brow gel, it works really well and holds my brows in place for the whole day. As I was looking I couldn’t find any on their own, instead i found this Brow Emergency set.

For £2.50 I couldn’t not give it a try. As you can see within the set you get 4 items. The first is a little brow pencil, next is a spoolie, then the brow gel and lastly a pair of tweezers. For this price you are getting each item for around 62p which is incredible! I love the look of this little set, it come in a clear plastic container and on the back there is a set of pictures that are showing you the steps to this kit.

The set I got was medium brown I like the feel of the brow pencil and the gel as the packaging for both are mainly matte, i think it gives it a sleek design.

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Tweezers

At first look tweezers are not the best quality in the world but for 62p you can’t complain too much. They are a classic silver colour and the size of them is pretty good as they are the same size as a regular pair. When it came to plucking the hairs they were actually pretty good, i wasn’t expecting them to be so precise and it didn’t hurt much at all!

The Brow Pencil

I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this brow pencil. As i said before I got mine in the shade  medium brown The texture of the pencil is really smooth and silky as it goes onto the brows , I  found that it also blended out really well. This shade is a little bit darker than what I would normally go for so it took me a little while to get used to them as it did give them a more bold look. To get this sort of tone you only need to press lightly on the pencil as it is really pigmented. I will definitely continue to use this product.

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Spoolie

Next is the set is a little eyebrow spoolie. I love using spoolies as I find they help so much with getting the hairs all in the right direction and it helps to neaten the look up. My normal brow product is the Benefit goof proof brow pencil which comes with a spoolie on one end and the product at the other end. The handle on this spoolie is not the best quality as its plastic and quite small, apart from this its still easy to use and I think the bristles on it are really good, they are quite soft so the don’t scratch the skin underneath when you’re combing. Due to its size I think this would be a good product to put in your handbag/ travel bag.

Brow Gel

The last piece the this set is the Brow gel! As I mentioned above i really like the brow gel that Primark sell. This one has slightly different packaging and is a little bit bigger than the one i purchased previously but it works all the same. I find this brow gel really good for keeping my brows in place without putting too much product on them like other brands i have tried. What I like about this particular brand is that it doesn’t leave your brows hard or “straw like” as some other brands do. I will definitely be being this product again when it runs out.

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Overall I think this buy was a success, I don’t know if i will continue to use the tweezers but I will keep them in my draw as a back up if i am going away or happen to lose my current pair. My favourite part of this set has to be the brow pencil as it really did surprise me with how well it worked.

Have you tried this brow set, or will you try it after reading? What brand is your favourite brow gel from?  Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty