June Beauty Favourites!

Well hello there♥

Wow… could I sound any creepier.. HA! I know.. it has been a WHILE! As I am sure many of you know… I have been fasting for the month of Ramadan.. meaning tiredness for me has kicked in MASSIVELY! Unfortunately.. this has meant my beloved blog has been slightly neglected (boo!).. I honestly miss blogging regularly SO much (even though it has only been about 3 weeks)… but I have literally been SO exhausted. However, it is so nice to spend more time with family and just using this month to really reflect on everything you have and be grateful for it too.

So… I am sure you all know I will be going on holiday soon too! I have decided that I will be having my first “blogging break” when I go.. so this means I will not schedule any posts videos for the week I am away. I want this week to be fully focused on enjoying our holiday and just spending some WELL DESERVED time away! BUT… I will be back in the swing of things once I am back (Yay!)… SO..I literally cannot WAIT… and I am also so excited to get back and working on my blog/YouTube again!

RIGHT GUYS.. that is enough of my life update.. I hope that explains why I have not been so active! SO.. onto this actual post ey? Now…. I have still been VERY active with trying and testing new products.. so of course this post had to be all about my favourite items over the past few weeks! OK.. so grab a cuppa, sit back and have a read of my STAPLE items for the past month (or so, hehe).

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Zoella Double Créme Body Cream

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I am sure you would have come across the new Zoella range.. it has literally taking the blogging/YouTube world by STORM. And why wouldn’t it? A new range of beauty items by one of the most popular and successful bloggers EVER … I have been a fan of Zoella for so long.. and when I saw that the theme of her new range was “Sweet Inspirations”… I had to try it! If you want to see what I picked up.. check my YT video here! Now.. I love every single one of the items in this range… but the reason the Body Cream has made a special appearance today is because it is the ONE body cream that has me obsessed with moisturizing my skin in the warmer months. Now… I am the type of girl who is obsessed with body butters in the winter.. but as soon as it gets warmer.. I stop using them! BUT… I use this little angel without fail every single morning! It has the most amazing, sweet almond/honey scent that lingers on your skin for the longest amount of time ever! It sinks into the skin SO quickly.. which is perfect if I am ever rushing in the morning and I don’t have time for my moisturizer to sink in. And guys.. the packaging. I do not even need to say anymore.

Redken Pillow Proof Blowdry Express Treatment Cream*

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I received this little beauty a few weeks ago and I was SO exciting to try it. If you guys know me … you will know that I only wash my hair once a week… and this is usually on an evening, right before I go to bed. Now…. nobody likes to sleep with wet hair, so I would always need to do the dreaded chore of blow drying my hair (ahem.. which may I add would take SO long!). This little baby is a blow dry primer and you use it on wet hair to protect your hair against heat, and it also acts as a “mini treatment” for your hair. It also claims to help reduce your blow drying time… now I have tried products that claim to do this before, but have not noticed any reduction in time.. so of course I was a TEENY bit apprehensive when trying it. BUT… guys… this blow dry treatment does EXACTLY THAT.. and MORE! I adore this product so so much… I apply a 50p sized amount through the ends of my hair first, and then I run it through the rest of my hair. I then blow dry my hair (which might I add is dry in around 2-3 minutes instead of the usual 6-7).. ahem.. did I time it? YES I DID. Just so you guys could get a real review and idea of how amazingly this product works. It also helps with that awful, dry feeling the ends of my hair has, and makes it look so much healthier too. This has become a staple whenever I dry my hair.. I am also trying to get my husband to use it too.. hehe.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (Lavender & Rose)*

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I have wanted to try this cult item for so so so long… I am sure you have heard almost every single blogger RAVE about this item… so when I received this item in the post.. I was SO EXCITED TO TRY IT. Let me tell you guys.. I was not disappointed! It has SUCH a luxurious feel to it… I feel like I am really treating my skin every single time I use it. I also have the limited edition Lavender & Rose scented one (AND can we please appreciate the adorable packaging!). It has so many essential oils and natural ingredients in it… and my skin has never felt SO soft, or looked as radiant on a morning. I can honestly see why so many people love this item… and it has been my GO TO makeup remover/cleanser on an evening. If you are a lover of the original C&P, I highly recommend giving this one a go.. the scent is amazing and really relaxes you on an evening!

L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation

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I have purchased a few foundations this month… but the one that has stood out to me has to be this one. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! If you saw my previous post… you would have seen how much I raved about this foundation (ahem.. probably as every other blogger has too).. but I really have fallen in love with this product. I adore the packaging (come on guys.. it is just so beautiful to stare at right?), I find it so easy to apply and the finish that it gives is just amazing. If you are a matte lover… I would advise you avoid this foundation… because it does give that glowy sheen to your skin. However.. if you love that finish.. I would suggest caving in and buying it (seriously, do it). It makes your skin look so flawless and literally requires no effort whatsoever when blending.. I really see this as being a perfect foundation if you are on the slightly …. lets say lazier (hehe) side when it comes to makeup… you do not need to pump any product onto your hand (meaning no foundation stains!), it is perfectly blended almost straight away and it is so easy and light to carry in your makeup bag if you need any touch ups! I apply mine using the RT Buffing Brush, by just dipping the brush into the little cushion and then directly to my face! I am SO in love with it!

Crown Satin Finish Foundation*

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Now… do not be fooled by the name of this… unless you like your skin to look VERY dewy (I am talking crazy amounts here guys), I would not use this on its own as a foundation. BUT… mix it with another foundation OR your favourite moisturizer.. and we are talking a whole different ball game! I mixed a pump of this with my Seventeen Stay Time Foundation… and I was SO chuffed with how the finish looked… it illuminated my skin and gave it that “just been sat in the sun and got a slight tan” look! It is so easy to blend and really is a staple for summer makeup! It has slight coverage so you could definitely transform your favourite moisturizer into a tinted one for light coverage.. perfect for holidays! I have been loving mixing a little bit of this in with my L’Oreal Infallible foundation on a daily basis too, and I find it is SUCH a pick me up and really helps my skin look more awake and healthy! LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

Right guys… that is a few items that have stood out to me this past month and have become absolute staples too! I will try to do these every few months or so… as it means I will always have new items to talk to you about! I definitely recommend each and every one of these to you… I have trialed them so you don’t have to.. so all that is left for you to do is go out and buy them (bad influence I know.. muhaha.. your bank will hate me).

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OK LOVES.. I have a VERY busy week ahead of me… I have to get ALL MY HOLIDAY THINGS READY, Eid is also next week, which I am so excited for! I am also HOPING to get 2 or 3 blog posts up next week so you guys have something to catch up on whilst I am away! 

What are your plans for the next few weeks? Have you tried any of the products I mentioned? Are you going on holiday soon?

I am going to love you and leave you now guys… honestly… I cannot wait to be blogging twice a week again.. I miss you! For now… have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all in my next one!

Lots of Love,

Saira

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*Items have been gifted to me for reviewing purposes

 

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Soap & Glory: Sugar Crush Review♥

Hey loves!!

Hope you have all had a fabulous start to the week! As usual, I was working, came home, into my PJ’s and RELAXED! I have been loving my blog AS ALWAYS .. especially interacting with so many new bloggers. I have noticed new people commenting *WAVES AT YOU ALL*… thank you SO much for reading angels! I also recently hit 1,000 followers on Twitter *faints*… I still remember hitting 100 and my excitement then HEHE!

Now.. onto the post …. As you can tell from the title .. I am reviewing one of my FAVOURITE brands EVER!! I have LOVED Soap and Glory ever since it launched in Boots stores years ago. Their adorable packaging and the cute little messages on all of the products made me fall in love straight away!

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Ahhh lets reminisce … The first things I EVER bought was the ‘Clean On Me’ shower gel, ‘The Rightous Butter’… both of which have a lovely sweet (but not over-powering) scent.. and their HUGE PINK LOOFAH! You need the SMALLEST amount of the shower gel on your loofah, and it lathers up SO well … and leaves your skin feeling so soft and moisturized! The body butter also has a similar sweet scent and is AMAZING at making your skin feel so soft! I know Soap and Glory also have body lotion in their range.. but I ADORE how body butters feel on your skin. If you prefer a lighter moisturizer, especially for the warmer months, the body lotions/body mists do a FAB job at leaving your skin feel amazing!!

Now … let’s move onto the range that I LOVE SO SO MUCH!!! Sugar Crush♥

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The first time I discovered range .. I fell in love with the scent! I am SUCH a fan of citrussy scents… and this was citrussy AND sweet! Soap & Glory describe the scents as being: “vanilla musk blended with sweet lime, ginger and smashed brown sugar”… Now HOW YUMMY DOES THAT SOUND!! The only thing that I can compare the scent to is that Coca Cola drink with lime (haha!)… I think you just have to smell it and you will know exactly what I mean! Another thing that the scent reminds me of is the Margarita Time candle from Yankee Candle (which I also LOVED SO MUCH!). Some people may thing this is quite a summery scent .. but I use it all year round because the products themselves are AMAZING!

Sugar Crush Body Wash♥

Sugar Crush Body Wash

I recently re-purchased this for the shower … and after using up my Snow Fairy, my husband and brother have started using this too! As with all the body washes from Soap & Glory, this lathers up SO much, even when you use the smallest amount. The scent is also SO strong and lasts on your skin amazingly. I love using this in the shower in the morning, as the scent does a FAB JOB at waking you up, as well as leaving your skin feeling so clean and soft. Not to mention the packaging for this is ADORABLE!

Sugar Crush Body Buttercream♥

Sugar Crush Body Buttercream

GUYS… this stuff just smells SO amazing!!! I have used it throughout the whole of December and loved it so much. As it is a butter, it has a thicker consistency, but soaks into the skin so quickly, so it does not feel greasy after! It is also SO moisturizing (I am guessing that is thanks to the shea butter & almond oil in it! :P). The scent also lasts for SO long, especially if you use the body wash AND the body spray after!! The scent is a lot sweeter than the body wash/scrub .. but I personally love this! Trust me loves.. this body butter will make your skin feel and smell AMAZING! I can definitely tell the difference on days I don’t use it!

Sugar Crush Body Spray♥

Sugar Crush Body Mist

You guessed it loves… OF COURSE I have the body spray too! As soon as I saw this in Boots I HAD to have it. It now lives in my handbag and I use it whenever I want to feel refreshed during the day. The scent is very light (which I LOVE) .. so is perfect for a quick spritz whilst you are at work or school! The scent doesn’t last particularly long with this .. but I don’t think I would expect it too .. you can pick up the actual fragrance if you want something stronger and longer lasting! I just LOVE the scent of sugar and lime in this little baby of a bottle… it definitely reminds me of key lime pie (yummy!). This is a great little addition to your handbag, as it is the perfect size, and will not weigh your bag down like a perfume bottle would!

Sugar Crush Hand Food♥

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Ohhhhh …. I already was SUCH a massive fan of the Soap & Glory hand creams… and when I saw they had a Sugar Crush one .. I literally just FELL IN LOVE WITH THEM ALL OVER AGAIN!! This little beauty has lived in my handbag, on my work desk AND my bedside table .. it just seems to travel everywhere with me! I apply it probably 2-3 times a day (sometimes more!)… I am just OBSESSED with how soft it makes me hands feel and of course THE SCENT! Now I have to admit… my hands do feel slightly greasy when I first apply it, and I do have to rub it in quite a bit before the greasiness disappears.. but the way my hands feel after guys….. I don’t actually mind having to do that! This hand cream has definitely saved my hands from being dry AT ALL this winter… and I will definitely be re-purchasing once it runs out!

WOW …. I don’t think I have ever seen SO MUCH hot pink on my blog before ha! I haven’t included the scrub in the range because I ran out a while ago (boooo!).. and never had a chance to repurchase. I know SO many of you love the scrub and find it is one of your FAVOURITE products from the range…. and I completely agree with this! It is gentle, smells amazing, and does a FAB job and exfoliating your skin, making you feel so soft and SMELL YUMMY!

Right lovelies.. I really hope you enjoyed this review … I have been such a fan of Soap & Glory, and definitely would recommend their products to anyone I know .. they have a fabulous range of shower/bath/body/make up products .. I know you will find something you love WHATEVER your taste! Also.. the products just look ADORABLE in your bath/shower/on your work desk :P. All products are available in Boots and online at Soap & Glory .. Boots often do an amazing 3 for 2 offer .. so you can pick up some of your faves then at a fab deal!

So that is my post for today darlings! I really hoped you enjoyed this review and found it somewhat informative! Let know what your favourite products from Soap & Glory are .. I would love to try new products I haven’t used before. I will see you in my next one angels!

Lots of Love

Saira xo

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