Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix For Lips review

For soft, smooth and flawless lips in five nights.

Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix For Lips review

I cope with stress by chewing and pulling at my lips, peeling off my nails and twirling my bangs until they form a knot that needs chopping off. Not very sensible or healthy habits. To rub salt into my chapped lips, I spend all day in an air-conditioned environment, which dries my skin further. So my lips end up perpetually flaky, tender and dry.
I have been reading great things about the Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix For Lips for a while now. This set contains two products - the Agave lip mask and the Whipped Cherry lip scrub stick. It promises chap-free lips in five nights of treatment.

Read on for my review of the Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix For Lips, which contains the Agave Lip Mask and the Whipped Cherry Scrub.

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2015 review

Floral-themed bag with beauty goodies for Spring.

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2015 review, unboxing, photos

The March 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag is themed "Floral Fantasy" and is pretty. The blue background with yellow, white, grey and pink flowers is very Spring-y. Best of all, it isn't cheap-vinyl. This time, I've got three full-sized products and two travel sizes. Three makeup products and two skincare products. Which is a nice balance.

Scroll down to view the contents of my Ipsy Glam Bag for March 2015. 

Caramel eye makeup look, sunny Spring FOTD ft. Too Faced Semi-Sweet, Bourjois

Caramel eyeshadows, a pop of eyeliner and dusty rose lipstick are my go-to this Spring.

 Here is a sunny Spring makeup look with caramel eyeshadows and a pop of orange, featuring Bourjois foundation, Physician's Formula Argan Bronzer and Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette

What with the Cricket World Cup and a round of Spring-cleaning, I haven't found the time to blog over the last few days. My desk, floor and bed are strewn with the evidence of my cleaning-spree, the scorecards and the euphoria/disappointment experienced during the matches. On the bright side, my cupboards are all clean and bare and the World Cup ends this weekend.
I wanted to do a look with the caramel and orange-ish eyeshadows in the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette (reviewed and swatched here) as soon as I got the palette. I had an orange eye pencil from a Memebox that paired nicely with the eyeshadows, and then there was a new bronzer to try out. This post is the result.

Here is a sunny Spring makeup look with caramel eyeshadows and a pop of orange, featuring Bourjois foundation, Physician's Formula Argan Bronzer and Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette.

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Celebration vs Vol. 1 Matte Transforming palette swatches, comparison, photos

Which is the best matte neutral eyeshadow palette?

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Celebration vs Vol 1. Matte Transforming palette swatches, comparison, photos

The IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 1 Matte Transforming Palette, which I had reviewed here last year, is one of my all-time favourite palettes ever. When IT Cosmetics released a new neutral palette last Fall, the Naturally Pretty Celebration Palette, I knew I had to buy it. And the packaging and the shades were so pretty that I took my own time and put off touching the palette for a long time. I had decided not to post about it as it went out of stock, but it is back on sale now! 
What long handles these palettes have! I wish IT Cosmetics would rename their beautiful palettes so my wordcount does not hit the skies. I'm calling them Celebration palette and Vol. 1 palette in this post.

Read on for the comparison of the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Celebration Palette and the Vol. 1 Matte Transforming Palette.

New face care routine and challenge with MEG 21 products

Combating glycation and skin damage with my new skincare routine.

New face care routine with MEG 21 products

I have not been happy with my face care regimen of late. The dry weather, coupled with heavy anti-acne treatment and a bit of air-travel, has led to flaky, but still oily skin. Worst of all, lack of sleep and all the stress have ruined my under-eye area. The flakes look worse under foundation despite moisturiser, so it is time to change things around and go in for a new skincare routine.
Just as excess sugar is harmful for the body, it is also damaging to the skin. The sugar molecules bind to the elastin and collagen proteins in the skin, in a process called glycation. This leads to the formation of harmful free-radicals and proteins, oxidative stress and damaged skin. Supplamine, a molecule proven to counter the harmful effects of glycation, was actually developed during laboratory research on diabetes! And, I am now testing out a range of skincare products with Supplamine as the key ingredient.

Read more about the MEG 21 range of skincare products and my new face care routine below. 

LookFantastic Beauty Box March 2015 unboxing, review

The March 2015 #LFBeautyBox claims to be worth £71.48. Is it?

LookFantastic Beauty Box March 2015 unboxing, review

The March 2015 LookFantastic Box was supposed to contain beauty products worth  £71.48. Thirty lucky people also received a GHD Gold Styler as a surprise bonus *looks incredibly jealous here*. My box cost about £10 as I am now on an annual subscription and long-term payment = savings. An individual LookFantastic beauty box costs  £15, and postage charges may or may not apply depending on whether tracking is involved. Oh, and they ship worldwide. You can find out how to order at the end of this post.
Usually, I love my LookFantastic beauty boxes since their launch in September 2014. Find out my thoughts on the March 2015 edition.

Check out my unboxing of the March 2015 LookFantastic Beauty Box below.

ElevEase Beauty Hamper Giveaway WW 15/4

Enter to win this Pamper Hamper with beauty goodies worth 50. Open internationally.

Happy Mothering Sunday to all you lovely Mommies out there. And to all our amazing mothers as well! I am delighted to announce a month-long giveaway open internationally, with a grand prize of a pamper hamper containing an ElevEase Shower Step, reviewed here, and some great bath and body and skincare goodies, for one lucky winner. Please note that the photograph shown above is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of what the winner will receive. The hamper, including the ElevEase Shower Step, is worth 50.
Before I tell you how to enter, a word about the ElevEase Shower Step - do read my review here. It is a game-changer that made shaving, scrubbing, cleansing and drying my legs, and clipping and polishing the toenails much easier. I have no idea how I lived before I got this! I'm sure the winner will appreciate it as much as I do.

Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a pamper hamper from ElevEase, with skincare/bath and body products worth €50.

MUA Spring Break Eyeshadow Palette swatches, review

Rosy-neutral Spring 2015 palette from Makeup Academy.

MUA Makeup Academy Spring Break Eyeshadow Palette review, swatches

Makeup Academy (MUA) makes some amazing eyeshadow palettes and they cost just £4 on an average. The latest in their inventory is the Spring Break Palette, for Spring 2015. It contains some shimmery roses, soft pinks and neutrals with a couple of other shades thrown in for good measure. Very fresh, Spring-y shades, and I have a weakness for rosy, lilac and soft rose-gold shadows, so I declared my intention to buy this palette on social media as soon as I saw this on the MUA website. And, much to my delight, the eyeshadows were even more attractive in person!

Check out the review and swatches of the Spring Break Eyeshadow Palette from Makeup Academy (MUA).