Avernaco Skincare

Sticking with my New Years resolution of trying to purchase only cruelty-free makeup, Avernaco is the perfect choice as it uses all natural, organic and cruelty-free skincare products. When Avernaco contacted me and asked if I would like to test out some of their products, I jumped at the chance, as I love using natural products on my skin especially, as I have very sensitive skin.
After never hearing of the brand before, I was intrigued to find out that they are an online shop who launched in the UK late last year, and who pride themselves on 'helping everyone feel the best they can'. Their site is a great 'go-to' as it stocks everything from baby to adult; shampoo to deodorant; toothpaste to sun lotion; which makes the site suitable for the whole family!
The first thing that I picked up from the site was the Essential Paw Paw balm as I don't know about you, but I really suffer from dry lips around this time of year so I was interested in trying a product that claims to 'soothe, protect and restore'. This has to be the favourite thing that I recieved from Avernaco. This is just a miracle worker to me as it really hydrates my lips and it feels so moisturising and soft. This product contains shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter and calendula and is free from petroleum jelly, parabeans, silicones, colour and many more nasty ingredients. I have the balm in the 7g size, yet it is also available in 25g and 75g sizes which is great as I definitely need to get more of this.
I also picked up the Natralus Intensive Skin Therapy Pure Moisturising Lotion which has soon become a staple in my skincare routine as a face moisturiser. This absorbs into my skin so quickly and I really feel like it makes a huge difference to the appearance on my skin. My face feels more hydrated and nourished after I've used this, which I find really perks up my complexion and helps my skin to look healthier and more awake, which is definitely much appreciated at the present moment! From the same range, I also chose the Natralus Ultra Skin Repair Pure Hydrating Gel, which aims to soothe and restore the appearance of dry and damaged skin. This, like the lotion, also contains paw paw, aloe vera and vitamin E. I found that this works great on burns which I am really impressed with. It is also great for very dry, dehydrated skin so I like to put this on my hands every so often when I think they need a little bit of TLC.
Lastly, I was sent the SPLAT Biocalcium mouthwash to try out which I have been using daily. I love the feel that this gives to my mouth/teeth after use. My mouth feels fresh and super clean and I love knowing that this product is free from fluroide and other nasty ingredients; as well as it helping to reduce any tooth sensitivity and protect against tooth decay and plaque.
I hope you guys are all well and you enjoyed reading this post! 
*Disclaimer: I was sent these products in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own*
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Valentine's Day Makeup Look

Hey everyone,

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so today I thought I would share with you an easy, fun makeup look for whatever your plans may be. Whether you are celebrating with your other half or celebrating singledom with your girlfriends, this look can suit all occasions as it can easily transfer from a day to an evening look.

  1. Start by applying Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Primer onto your face using your fingertips.
  2. Next, apply M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid Foundation using a wet beauty blender.
  3. For concealer, use the Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer.
  4. Next, powder your face. For this occasion, I decide to be fancy and 'bake' so I used the Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder to bake under my eyes and then I swept the excess all over my face to set my makeup.
  5. To add some colour into my pale face, I used the Benefit Hoola Bronzer to bronze and contour which helped add some definition to my face.
  6. For those perfectly flushed cheeks, I used the L'Oreal Blush Sculpt in 102 for a sweep of colour on the apples of my cheeks. 
  7. Next, I used my M.A.C Soft & Gentle highlighter on my cheekbones, down my nose, on my brow bone and a little bit on my cupids bow. I think this definitely helped to lift this look and make my skin appear healthy and dewy, after using such a matte, full-coverage foundation.
  8. For brows, I stuck with my trusty M.A.C Fluidline Brow Gelcreme in Deep Dark Brunette (see review) and used concealer around the edges to sharpen them up.
  9. Then, apply the Eylure Brow Control and Shape Gel to set those unruly brows in place.
  10. For eyeshadow, I used the orange and red shades in the Morphe 35O palette alongside the gorgeous, champagne shade (1st row, 3rd one in) in my inner corner.
  11. Line your top lash line with a black liquid eyeliner and create a 'cat-eye' flick. I used the Soap & Glory Supercat Liner Pen but any liner will do the trick.
  12. Apply the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara to your top and bottom eyelashes and then apply the Primark 'Full Look' lashes using DUO eyelash glue (optional!).
  13. To finish off the look, I applied a M.A.C lipstick in the shade 'Brave'.

14. For that extra bit of sophistication, I popped on the imPRESS French Manicure nails to      polish everything off!

Let me know your plans for Valentine's Day and I hope you have a great day regardless of if you are celebrating or not!
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January Favourites

January Favourites

Hi everyone,

I must admit I am relieved that January is now over. Regardless of the fact that the month went so unbelievably slow, January always feels so bleak and miserable to me; which is probably down to the fact that for the last 5 years I have had exams in January. However, on a brighter note, this month I have been using lots of new products that I kindly received over Christmas, some of which have become firm favourites of mine. So, lets get into it, shall we?

Vera Wang Lovestruck Perfume // I am literally lovestruck by this perfume! Firstly, how gorgeous is this perfume bottle (not that I've shown it very well in this photograph- you can see it better in this post!) It looks stunning on my dressing table with its extravagant, deep purple tulips for the lid. This has to be one of the nicest, floral-smelling perfumes I have found in a long while and it is great to use as an everyday scent. 

Soap & Glory Original Pink Hand Food // I received this in my Soap & Glory Advent Calendar which I was very pleased about, having only ever tried the Sugar Crush scented Hand Food. This is definitely my favourite of the two so far as it has a much more fresh and floral scent, which I personally prefer. Hand cream is an essential for me at this time of year so this has been living in my handbag getting lots of love.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 130 Intense Nude // This is currently my go-to favourite lipstick as it feels so weightless and hydrating on the lips, whilst also adding an intense, deep pinky-brown shade to my lips that lasts all day!

The Ordinary Hydrochloric Acid // I've heard so many great reviews about 'The Ordinary' range so I decided to pick up a few bits to try for myself, from ASOS. This is a water-based serum which helps to attract water to the skin, which helps with hydrating your skin; something I thought would be exceptionally important for these colder, winter months. I use this as a moisturiser, just after I have cleansed my face and before I use any other products. I really have been enjoying using this as it is such a simple product that instantly hydrates my skin without irritating it or clogging up my pores. It also sinks into my skin really quickly which is great for those days when I am in a hurry and I need my moisturiser to quickly soak in before I can apply my makeup.

Nuxe Huile Prodieguise // This is such a luxurious, multi-purpose product that has been a life-saver over the course of these colder months. This is a greaseless, dry oil which is a staple in my evening skincare routine as it makes my skin feel soft and hydrated when I wake up. I also have been a few drops of this product on my hairbrush to help prevent frizz and tame any flyaways, which also helps my appear to appear silky and healthy.

Real Techniques Expert Concealer Brush // I kindly received this for Christmas last year (see post) after hinting tirelessly that I needed it in my life. I love this brush as it fits perfectly underneath my eyes when blending out my under-eye concealer, which is exactly what I wanted as I notice other brushes are far to big and fluffy for that area.

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