Il Makiage Foundation: Your Full Guide to Shade Ranges and Comparison Colour Swatches

Il Makiage ‘Woke up like this’ Foundation has 50 shades for several skin tones and undertones. Having so many is great, but it can come with challenges – how do you know which is for you? That’s where the Il Makiage shade matcher comes in which I’ll talk about below. Now into the foundation shades… […]

Dermatica Skincare discounts and offers in 2024

Ready to take the plunge in personalised skincare but don’t want the £24.99 monthly fee? I don’t blame you. With my discount code, you can get your: That gives you over 8 weeks to test the product to see if it’s right for you. To make it last even longer, I’d suggest using less product […]

Bronzer That’s Fungal Acne Safe (and great for fair skin)

If you’re suffering from fungal acne but want to look like a bronzed goddess without the acne, look no further. I’ve been using one from Amazon, which I’ll tell you about below. I’ve suffered from fungal acne for around a year. Finding products I want to use that are safe and won’t bring me out […]

Is Il Makiage foundation and concealer non-comedogenic?

If you need products that won’t clog your pores, using non-comedogenic products can help. Ingredients such as cocoa butter, and coconut oil will be your worst nightmare! I’ve been using several Il Makiage products for years now – including foundation, primer, and concealer – and decided to review them all, as I’ve got oily skin […]

My Top 10 Favourite Things About Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Foundation

Imagine a foundation that not only flawlessly matches your skin tone but also delivers long-lasting coverage and a natural matte finish. EVEN on oily and acne-prone skin (like mine). I’ve tried and tested Il Makiage’s Woke Up Like This foundation so you don’t have to. From its cruelty-free and vegan formula to its skin-friendly ingredients, […]

Facetheory Skincare to the rescue after painful acne – my honest review

Facetheory is a UK-based skincare brand; Leaping Bunny & PETA approved. I’ve been using them for years, as being a bit lazy, I love it when a website makes it super easy to choose products right for you. I go for products to support with oily skin, acne and hyperpigmentation. They have a ‘routine builder’ […]

Il Makiage Exfoliating Power Polish | My honest review

I’m always nervous at trying a new exfoliator. They either break me out in spots because they’re too harsh, or make my oily skin worse. What I like about this Il Makiage exfoliator is that you can be as soft or as hard as you like with the scrubbing, depending on your skin. The tiny […]

Malezia Moisturiser Fungal Acne Safe | My full honest review

When I was on holiday towards the end of 2022, I had painful, sore acne. Acne I’ve never had before. It was very sore, all over my face, with painful small-to-large bumps that didn’t have a head. I haven’t been diagnosed properly by a doctor, but I’m pretty sure I had fungal acne caused by […]

Il Makiage Concealer Shade 2.5 and Blending Brush 140 Review

I’ve been using Il Makiage for nearly 2 years now and still keep going back to it. I’ve tried a few other concealers, including Estee Lauder ‘stay in place’ and Mac ‘Pro longwear’, but I still go back to Il Makiage. On the Il Makiage website, the ‘F**K I’m Flawless concealer‘ is described as: long-wear, […]

Il Makiage Foundation Blending Brush #100 – my full review

I’ve been using Il Makiage’s foundation and concealer for over a year so I decided to treat myself and purchase the rest of the set – including the foundation brush. It’s £38, so it’s a premium brush, up there with others such as IT Cosmetics (Heavenly Luxe is £36), Bobbie Brown Brush (full coverage, £36) […]

Lacura Aldi Pink Clay Mask to detox for clean skin – my review

After using Sand and Sky’s Australian pink clay for some time (which is around £36 per 60ml – see my blog here) I decided to give this a try after spotting it in Aldi for £2.99 for 60ml. I’ve recently been suffering with fungal acne (I think – not properly diagnosed) on my forehead and […]

Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Face Mask on my acne-prone oily skin- my honest review

I wanted to share my thoughts around this clay because it’s one of my staple products I’ve consistently used for years (although I only use a couple of times a month due to the price). What does sand and sky pink clay mask do? I bought it because I wanted something to help with my […]

Simply Effective Natural Deodorant – my month-long experience

I’ve tried lots of natural beauty products – from haircare, to deodorant – I wanted to try this because it only contains natural ingredients. I’m trying to move away from supermarket-sold products that contain lots of nasty things that aren’t good for your body, including aluminum. From coconut oil to Jojoba oil, it’s vegan and […]

9 tips on how to reduce acne and take care of your oily, hormonal skin

For the past few years I’ve started getting a lot of spots the week before my period is due – bigger spots around my face and smaller ones across my forehead. Not only that, I also get spots throughout the month – on the sides of my forehead, my cheeks and my chin. After a […]

Carbon Theory | Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Break-Out Control Facial Cleansing Bar | My honest review

At the time of updating this article, the bar has over 6k reviews on website. The bar claims to prevent breakouts by using charcoal to draw out bacteria & excess oil; tea tree to reduce inflammation plus other benefits. See how I get on using it on my acne-prone, 30-something, oily skin. I was […]

Beauty Pie Luxury Beauty Subscription Including Popular Makeup Products – My honest review

Beauty Pie sell luxury beauty products at a fraction of the price of high-end products on the market. I first saw them on Facebook as I was targeted with one of their ads. I didn’t buy straight away but kept a note of their brand and decided to try them once I’d run out of […]

Aurelia Natural Probiotic Skin Care – Deodorant, Moisturiser & Miracle Balm – My honest review

I’d never heard of Aurelia before, until I saw Emma Watson in a live Insta video showing the contents of her bag (don’t judge me). She said how much she loved the deodorant so I decided to look myself. I hadn’t been looking for a new deodorant but getting pretty tired of having to wait […]

Function of Beauty – Personalised Vegan and Cruelty-Free Subscription Hair Care – My honest review

I saw this advertised on Instagram and was immediately drawn to it. You put in your hair care problems and they send you personalised shampoo and conditioner that helps sort those problems. They are called Function of Beauty and they are based in New York. What I like is how everything is personalised and tailored […]

Removing make up with Chloe Morello’s Face Halo reusable face pad – honest review

I’ve followed Chloe Morello for a while and noticed her promotions for Face Halo makeup remover that you can use only with water. They are kind on skin as they are made of white fibre strands, “100 times finer than human hair to remove and trap makeup”. Around the edge they have a black rim […]

What is the difference between vegan and cruelty-free makeup?

There’s a difference in Vegan and Cruelty-Free products: Vegan is when a product doesn’t contain any animal ingredients Cruelty-free is when the product hasn’t been tested on animals Facts about China With the amazing efforts of the Humaine Society International, China changed their laws in 2014 to the following: Foreign imported ordinary cosmetics – still require […]

How I protected and nourished my hair on the beach with coconut oil

Did you know coconut oil can do wonders for your hair, especially if it’s dry? No, me neither! I only found out on holiday when I used it to keep my hair smooth and sleek in between swims in the sea.  Being in the sea so much, it causes my hair to go extremely dry […]

Mabel + Meg Lumilixir Serum review

I first found Mabel + Meg Lumilixir Serum through a beauty blogger on Instagram. She put a few blobs on her makeup brush, along with her foundation, and began sweeping it across her face. It blended perfectly and gave her a dewy glow.  Now I’m not sure about you, but I always think…. “do you […]