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HOT OMBRE COSMETICS BY CC CLARKE REVIEW

From lip contour tutorials on Instagram to her own ombre lipstick brand ' Hot Ombre Cosmetics ' - CC Clarke is absolutely killing it...

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HOT OMBRE COSMETICS BY CC CLARKE REVIEW

16:41:00
From lip contour tutorials on Instagram to her own ombre lipstick brand 'Hot Ombre Cosmetics' - CC Clarke is absolutely killing it. I'm 99% sure if you have an Instagram account you would have seen at least one of her lipstick videos on your discovery page. I have been following her for years now and of course when I saw she was bringing out her own range I had to get my hands on every shade.


If you are looking for a last minute stocking filler then one of these ombre lip kits is the perfect gift because you don't need to be a pro at make up to get a beautiful result. I wish there was a product on the market like these when I first got into make up because it would've been a lot easier and also cost effective.
There are 5 gorgeous shades in the collection she has released which are a long-lasting matte liquid lipsticks and she also has a Hot Shine Balm available to be purchased separately which can be used as a finishing touch for those who aren't a huge fan of matte lips.



When I say these are long lasting - I mean you could probably go through a zombie apocalypse and your lips would still be flawless were you to make it out alive. I put one to the test from 7am all the way through til around 8pm and it had barely moved through all the talking, eating & drinking, impressive right?  If anything they're a little TOO long lasting and they wont come off with just a micellar water, i'd recommend an oil based cleanser and the product will just melt away. 

Hearing the words matte and long lasting you're probably thinking how dry the formula must be and how much lip balm you will need to use after, but it is honestly the most comfortable formula I have ever used and it doesn't flake at all



I literally do not have a bad word to say about these products - they blend seamlessly, there is a shade perfect for every occasion and they're cruelty free and vegan. 

If you would like to see the shades in action then keep your eyes peeled over on my Instagram! 







REVOLUTION X PATRICIA BRIGHT ¦ REVIEW

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After daily checking my local Superdrug store since the day of release - today was the day they finally put Patricia Brights collaboration with Revolution on the shelves! When I think of Patricia I think - glam, a little boujee, fun and also naturally beautiful and this is exactly what her collaboration portrays. The collection is made up of 4 skin palettes and 2 eye shadow palettes. Each face palette contains 3 shades a contour, highlight and blush for all different skin tones and in the eye shadow palettes she has blessed us with 28 gorgeous shades in each.



I picked up the Rich in Life palette which she designed with everyday working women in mind, she wanted to create a palette that is just easy, full of pigment and creates a cute eye look without all the fuss of a million steps.

Many eye shadow palettes nowadays are made of cardboard or plastic which when travelling isn't always practical as it can break/get extremely dirty and Patricia has gone totally against that a used a tin packaging which is super sturdy. Not only do you get 28 shades in this palette you also get a huge internal mirror which is just perfect for on the go.



Lets talk about the shadows - the mattes, shimmers and pops of colour. From one glance you can see how gorgeous the shades are going to be on the eyes and when you feel how creamy and soft they are you would never think this palette is just £20. With it being such an affordable palette I wasn't expecting the BEST pigmentation but I can honestly say it beats some of my more expensive palettes by far! You don't have to keep putting more on your brush to build the colour, you can literally tap and get on with your look. 'You are gold' is the prettiest shade in the whole palette, I simply use my finger to press it onto my lid and it just glides on leaving a stunning shimmer.



I have only ever owned one or two face palettes previously and they always managed to slip to the back of my drawers as they were never that impressive so my individual products would grab my attention instead and when staying the night somewhere this can weigh down a makeup bag massively. I definitely wont be experiencing this problem anymore because this Moonlight Glow face palette is everything I need and it's perfect for my skin tone. The bronzer isn't ashy in anyway it simply warms the cheeks without looking like too much. Along with a touch of a peachy blush and a champagne highlight, you've got a dream combination. You can tell how much work went into this collaboration through the texture of the products, they're all so soft and almost melt onto the skin (as much as a powder can do so).



Revolution X Patricia Bright is available at Superdrug, ASOS, Beauty Bay and more.


FACE MASKS ¦ A MASK FOR EVERY OCCASION

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No matter what the weather, your mood, your skin condition - there is always a face mask to pick you up and get your skin feeling refreshed. Whether you're going on a flight, having a pamper at home or having some skin technical difficulties, this post has got you covered.

I am the type of person to use a face mask in order to feel like my life is back on track, I've got my sh*t together and i'm ready to go (or sleep, depending on the mask & situation). A bad mood may not completely vanish but it at least makes you feel a little better knowing how glowy and good your skin looks on the outside.



One thing that i'm trying hard to incorporate into my life is skin care on the go. I see so many beauty influencers with their sheet masks on the plane and I am a forgetful person at the best of times so when i'm stressing about a flight my skin usually isn't the number one priority when it comes to packing. When you're in the air and surrounded by air con, your skin is going to be DYING for a drink/pick me up so a sheet/eye mask is the perfect solution.



Before any face mask at home always be sure to wash your skin - my current favourite way to do this is using a Face Halo as it's really quick and easy & leaves no dirt behind. You don't want any rubbish on the surface of the skin being moved into your pores.



If ever my skin is going through a rough patch, whether that's blemish wise or dry and uncomfortable my number one step would be a face mask. Over the past few years I have been through so many products and masks trying to find ones that actually make a noticeable difference & don't actually make my skin worse due to too much perfume or unfriendly ingredients. I would highly recommend purchasing a mask brush or even just a cheap foundation brush to apply the product purely to avoid any dirt from your fingers getting into your pores.

Blemishes aren't anyone's friend and a product I love to use when my skin is struggling is the L'Oreal Blemish Rescue Mask and I love this because for me it's a multi-use product. It's a face mask but I also use it as an over night spot treatment by simply dotting it onto a more aggressive spot and letting it works it's magic through the night and by morning the spot is always noticeably smaller.



Uncomfortable skin is the worst and now it's a lot colder outside, for my skin this is an issue! Whether it's caused by the weather or a slightly too abrasive exfoliating product, my absolute favourite cooling mask is the Aloe Vera one from Vichy. It is so refreshing and instantly makes the skin happier. If you're feeling particularly boujee - going over this mask with a rose quartz face roller  feels delightful as it adds to the cooling affect and helps to stimulate the skin.



If you're quite lucky and don't have too many problems with your skin and just like a face mask as a bit of a treat then the Glam Glow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment is a god send! I like to use this mask weekly as it really does give the skin exactly what it needs (although this one is a little pricey - it is totally worth it)



What is your favourite face mask?

Glossy Box Review

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've most likely heard of Glossy Box and their monthly beauty box subscriptions. Basically what happens is.. you sign up to a subscription or pay per month and then a box containing 5 mystery beauty/nail/hair products is delivered directly to your door. I am very new to the whole Glossy Box scene having only received 2 boxes so far but I am loving it!


I personally think this is such a good gift idea and with Christmas just around the corner (please don't hate me for saying that in September) I thought i'd give you a little insight into the kind of things to expect from Glossy Box.

First off I absolutely adore the packaging - it's fun, it's sleek and it's pretty. The products inside are completely varied from samples to full sized products and it could be anything from a nail varnish, a beauty tool or simply a sample of a dreamy cream. For example, in the August 2019 Birthday Edition Box I received: a full sized HUDA BEAUTY lip gloss (can you believe it!!!), a full sized liquid eyeliner, a single set of under eye patches, rose gold eyelash curlers and a travel sized Imperial Leather body foam. You do get a leaflet inside the box as you open it describing each of the products but I choose to look at this after so it doesn't ruin the surprise.


The box photographed in this post is September 2019 & it actually contained 7 items in total:

Colgate Charcoal Toothpaste - something I totally wouldn't expect to receive in a beauty box but also a product i'm really excited to try out.



Mayy Banana Setting Powder - because who doesn't need a setting powder to stop their under eyes creasing, v happy Aimee.


Mitchell and Peach EDP - this smells like a bath bomb in a bottle. I am going on holiday next week and this is 100% coming with me, it's an adorable yet generous size.


Carex Strawberry Laces Hand Gel - again a very handy travel companion and it smells so good. I'm the type of person to take hand sanitiser everywhere I go so although this may sound a little dull to receive to some people, it was a win for me.

Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask - a great way to try a new product and by the title I am already excited to use this.


Godiva Masterpieces - a small treat that would put a smile on anyone's face (unless you don't like dark chocolate - in which case I can't relate as I actually ate this before I had the chance to photograph it... oops)

Hello Beau-Tea-Ful Tea Body Scrub - this is another great way to try a new product, I would never think to purchase one of these from a store but now I've got it I am super intrigued to try it.


It works out to be £10 a box but it can vary with different savings on different subscriptions so I have linked their website here so you can have a look for yourself.