Popular Posts

The Latest



Is there anything cuter than mini beauty products? I think not, especially in regards to mini MAC lipsticks: the sweetest, dinkiest little products around that are deceivingly practical and come in a wide array of shades including all the cult favourites such as Velvet Teddy and beyond. If that’s not enough, there’s an entire range of MAC mini’s waiting to be discovered, regardless if all your summer entails is a brisk stroll around the park, let alone an exotic holiday.



Fairly freshly launched is the new MAC Fix + Vibes Setting Sprays (£12): 7 new varieties, all with various scents and almost aromatherapy-like benefits. I am tempted to purchase the other 6 offerings within the range but as I only have one face, I settled on MAC Fix + Calm. As you can imagine, it is fairly gently scented and aims to help the user relax as well as setting make-up and/or refreshing the complexion. In my opinion, it almost reminds me in terms of fragrance as ringing close to fabric softener? It’s not awful but in hindsight, I’d probably pick a different option - maybe something more fruity? Regardless, it’s great to see brands embrace the ideal of wellness alongside cosmetics.



One of the products a lot of people seem to find intimidating is MAC Strobe CreamI get it, it’s one of those beauty items that’s everyone seems to love but very few, tend to explain how they use it. In essence it is a liquid-come-cream highlighter but a subtle one at that, it delivers more of a glow to the skin for a radiant finish rather than a blinding flash of light. To use, you can apply all over the face (and body), to targeted areas, use with or without make-up and of course mix it into all manner of bases. If you still aren’t completely sold, then snap up a mini MAC Strobe Cream  (£10)(I have the shade Pinklite) and then decide if it is for you. Heck even if you are a fan and want to try a new shade, then the mini option is also for you as a little goes a long way.



The MAC product I’ve never really understood? MAC C-Thru Lipglass (£12), just about every person I know adores this milky-almost-transparent nude hue and yet I’ve never quite been nearly as enamours as everyone else. I’ve popped it in my online basket several times only to wuss out at the final hurdle, that was until I found it in mini form. Now that I’ve tried it, I’ll admit that it is a nice enough shade but I’m still not completely enamoured and doubt I’ll reach for this often. That’s the beauty of the mini sizes, it’s a lot easier to use them up (especially the items you aren’t fully sold on) to avoid product guilt.


Due to the bulky packaging of MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara (£12) it doesn’t exactly appear to be mini but for those that are regular travellers, rest assure it is a fairly compact 4g in weight and more than complies to the TSA flight requirements. As a mascara it pains me to say, it is fairly average but does deliver a good level of volume and is ultra black. If you have good natural eyelashes you’ll probably enjoy this more than those amongst us with fine, straight lashes.



And now we circle back to the ever admired and collected MAC Mini Lipsticks (£10). For the longest time I’ve been meaning to try the MAC lipstick shade Please Me but as I’m so fickle - and frankly need another pink lipstick like a hole in the head- I decided that a mini was the only way to go. Frankly given the recent price hike within MAC lipsticks (£17.50 each) this may be the way forward. I’m pleased to say (geddit?) that MAC Please Me is a delightful, dusty rose hue that works wonderfully both as a lipstick and a cream blush.

There’s a lot of MAC products that have been given the mini make-over treatment, sadly foundation and cheek products have yet to make such list but here’s hoping one day they join the ranks.



  • Friday, September 04, 2020

MAC Minis - Overview



Is there anything cuter than mini beauty products? I think not, especially in regards to mini MAC lipsticks: the sweetest, dinkiest little products around that are deceivingly practical and come in a wide array of shades including all the cult favourites such as Velvet Teddy and beyond. If that’s not enough, there’s an entire range of MAC mini’s waiting to be discovered, regardless if all your summer entails is a brisk stroll around the park, let alone an exotic holiday.



Fairly freshly launched is the new MAC Fix + Vibes Setting Sprays (£12): 7 new varieties, all with various scents and almost aromatherapy-like benefits. I am tempted to purchase the other 6 offerings within the range but as I only have one face, I settled on MAC Fix + Calm. As you can imagine, it is fairly gently scented and aims to help the user relax as well as setting make-up and/or refreshing the complexion. In my opinion, it almost reminds me in terms of fragrance as ringing close to fabric softener? It’s not awful but in hindsight, I’d probably pick a different option - maybe something more fruity? Regardless, it’s great to see brands embrace the ideal of wellness alongside cosmetics.



One of the products a lot of people seem to find intimidating is MAC Strobe CreamI get it, it’s one of those beauty items that’s everyone seems to love but very few, tend to explain how they use it. In essence it is a liquid-come-cream highlighter but a subtle one at that, it delivers more of a glow to the skin for a radiant finish rather than a blinding flash of light. To use, you can apply all over the face (and body), to targeted areas, use with or without make-up and of course mix it into all manner of bases. If you still aren’t completely sold, then snap up a mini MAC Strobe Cream  (£10)(I have the shade Pinklite) and then decide if it is for you. Heck even if you are a fan and want to try a new shade, then the mini option is also for you as a little goes a long way.



The MAC product I’ve never really understood? MAC C-Thru Lipglass (£12), just about every person I know adores this milky-almost-transparent nude hue and yet I’ve never quite been nearly as enamours as everyone else. I’ve popped it in my online basket several times only to wuss out at the final hurdle, that was until I found it in mini form. Now that I’ve tried it, I’ll admit that it is a nice enough shade but I’m still not completely enamoured and doubt I’ll reach for this often. That’s the beauty of the mini sizes, it’s a lot easier to use them up (especially the items you aren’t fully sold on) to avoid product guilt.


Due to the bulky packaging of MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara (£12) it doesn’t exactly appear to be mini but for those that are regular travellers, rest assure it is a fairly compact 4g in weight and more than complies to the TSA flight requirements. As a mascara it pains me to say, it is fairly average but does deliver a good level of volume and is ultra black. If you have good natural eyelashes you’ll probably enjoy this more than those amongst us with fine, straight lashes.



And now we circle back to the ever admired and collected MAC Mini Lipsticks (£10). For the longest time I’ve been meaning to try the MAC lipstick shade Please Me but as I’m so fickle - and frankly need another pink lipstick like a hole in the head- I decided that a mini was the only way to go. Frankly given the recent price hike within MAC lipsticks (£17.50 each) this may be the way forward. I’m pleased to say (geddit?) that MAC Please Me is a delightful, dusty rose hue that works wonderfully both as a lipstick and a cream blush.

There’s a lot of MAC products that have been given the mini make-over treatment, sadly foundation and cheek products have yet to make such list but here’s hoping one day they join the ranks.



REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

For all those like myself who do not live in the vicinity of a Selfridges store, let alone London this post may not be for you - unless you enjoy the digital version of window shopping that is. If you do however find yourself blessed with a London postcode, grab your face mask and hot-foot it down to Selfridges, Oxford Street and witness the Ren Clean Skincare Pop Up Shop in person, which runs until October.

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

Right now Selfridges are doing some wonderful things as part of their Project Earth Commitment which includes the REN Clean Skin Pop Up Shop, featuring wonderfully effective skincare products, all of which are constructed using sustainable and recycled materials. REN are doing some wonderful things for our skin and planet, and as such have pledged to be a zero waste company by 2021 - as such every single REN product will feature packaging that is not only recycled but recyclable too, with many lines offering a reusable/refillable solution too. If that doesn't make you proud to use and recommend REN products, I'm not sure what else will.

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box
REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

Exclusive to the Selfridges Project Earth Commitment x REN Pop Up is the REN limited edition beauty box - which is also in collaboration with Silken Favours too. Inside the utterly stunning marine illustrated box (Silken Favours handiwork, completed with a recycled bow) you will find: three full sized REN skincare products, two mini items and one deluxe sample, beautifully combined with a Silken Favours, Seahorse drawstring wash bag. The box itself will set you back £115 but the contents are worth £153 so that's an appropriate saving of 25%!

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

Each of the products selected to be within the REN x Selfridges Project Earth Commitment have been selected for their groundbreaking ingredients, technology and/or packaging. Let me quickly run you through the contents are their star qualities:

- REN Ready Steady Glow AHA Tonic; 7 skincare benefits in a sustainable 100% recycled plastic bottle. A wonderful, Vegan toner that is great for exfoliating the skin and creating a radiant complexion.

- REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream; a hydrating, night cream that helps to reduce discolouration (including those pesky marks blemishes leave behind) whilst you sleep at night. Again this is Vegan and when bought in full size the cap is constructed from 100% recycled plastic and the jar is completely recyclable too.

- REN Clean Clear Jelly Oil Cleanser; one of my all time favourite cleansers that has been clinically proven to remove SPF, pollution and even waterproof make-up without stripping the skin. The packaging is of course sustainable with the tube being constructed of 50% recycled plastic and the cap 100% recycled materials.

- REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream; this is a world first and the packaging of such wonder cream (more on that in a minute) is your chance to experience REN Infinity Packaging - packaging that has been completely broken down to make something new and should you then recycle said bottle, it will once again join the chain. Pretty amazing and something I hope becomes the norm. As for the cream itself, with all the skin issues such as irritation and chaffing that facial coverings are resulting in, REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream is a wonderful barrier to sooth, calm and moisturise.

- REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF30; zero shine, zero chemical filters, and zero waste thanks to the recycled tube and cap. A great, mattifying facial sunscreen that my oily skin really enjoys, I find this makes a great base for make-up too.

- REN Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash; a wonderfully relaxing addition to any shower, the mineral rich formula helps to soothe and restore tired muscles (great for after the gym), whilst the recycled packaging that is sourced from discarded plastic bottles does its bit for the planet.

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

Sadly this is an in-store exclusive to the Oxford Street location but you can purchase all of the items inside separately should you wish. Fingers crossed there will be more REN Beauty Boxes and that they will be more accessible next time around too.

REN x Selfridges Project Earth Commitment Beauty Box £115 via Selfridges, Oxford Street, London.



  • Wednesday, September 02, 2020

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

For all those like myself who do not live in the vicinity of a Selfridges store, let alone London this post may not be for you - unless you enjoy the digital version of window shopping that is. If you do however find yourself blessed with a London postcode, grab your face mask and hot-foot it down to Selfridges, Oxford Street and witness the Ren Clean Skincare Pop Up Shop in person, which runs until October.

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

Right now Selfridges are doing some wonderful things as part of their Project Earth Commitment which includes the REN Clean Skin Pop Up Shop, featuring wonderfully effective skincare products, all of which are constructed using sustainable and recycled materials. REN are doing some wonderful things for our skin and planet, and as such have pledged to be a zero waste company by 2021 - as such every single REN product will feature packaging that is not only recycled but recyclable too, with many lines offering a reusable/refillable solution too. If that doesn't make you proud to use and recommend REN products, I'm not sure what else will.

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box
REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

Exclusive to the Selfridges Project Earth Commitment x REN Pop Up is the REN limited edition beauty box - which is also in collaboration with Silken Favours too. Inside the utterly stunning marine illustrated box (Silken Favours handiwork, completed with a recycled bow) you will find: three full sized REN skincare products, two mini items and one deluxe sample, beautifully combined with a Silken Favours, Seahorse drawstring wash bag. The box itself will set you back £115 but the contents are worth £153 so that's an appropriate saving of 25%!

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

Each of the products selected to be within the REN x Selfridges Project Earth Commitment have been selected for their groundbreaking ingredients, technology and/or packaging. Let me quickly run you through the contents are their star qualities:

- REN Ready Steady Glow AHA Tonic; 7 skincare benefits in a sustainable 100% recycled plastic bottle. A wonderful, Vegan toner that is great for exfoliating the skin and creating a radiant complexion.

- REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream; a hydrating, night cream that helps to reduce discolouration (including those pesky marks blemishes leave behind) whilst you sleep at night. Again this is Vegan and when bought in full size the cap is constructed from 100% recycled plastic and the jar is completely recyclable too.

- REN Clean Clear Jelly Oil Cleanser; one of my all time favourite cleansers that has been clinically proven to remove SPF, pollution and even waterproof make-up without stripping the skin. The packaging is of course sustainable with the tube being constructed of 50% recycled plastic and the cap 100% recycled materials.

- REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream; this is a world first and the packaging of such wonder cream (more on that in a minute) is your chance to experience REN Infinity Packaging - packaging that has been completely broken down to make something new and should you then recycle said bottle, it will once again join the chain. Pretty amazing and something I hope becomes the norm. As for the cream itself, with all the skin issues such as irritation and chaffing that facial coverings are resulting in, REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream is a wonderful barrier to sooth, calm and moisturise.

- REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF30; zero shine, zero chemical filters, and zero waste thanks to the recycled tube and cap. A great, mattifying facial sunscreen that my oily skin really enjoys, I find this makes a great base for make-up too.

- REN Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash; a wonderfully relaxing addition to any shower, the mineral rich formula helps to soothe and restore tired muscles (great for after the gym), whilst the recycled packaging that is sourced from discarded plastic bottles does its bit for the planet.

REN X Selfridges Project Earth Pop Up Shop and Beauty Box

Sadly this is an in-store exclusive to the Oxford Street location but you can purchase all of the items inside separately should you wish. Fingers crossed there will be more REN Beauty Boxes and that they will be more accessible next time around too.

REN x Selfridges Project Earth Commitment Beauty Box £115 via Selfridges, Oxford Street, London.



Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review

I think many of us have accepted our fate and due to the current world circumstances, travel abroad may well be off the table. As such you may be looking for products to enhance a Summer spent at home and in my opinion, the easiest way to do this is via the medium of fragrance. For full affect, look for a bright, juicy, zesty and citrus scent that if you close your eyes tightly enough, whilst wearing it, you can be transported to sunnier and dare I say more exotic locations. A girl can but dream and recently my tropical fantasies have been scented by Atelier Cologne Clementine California. 

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review
Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review

As it stands, Atelier Cologne Clementine California is in the midst of its first ever limited edition collaboration with French artist, Quentin Monge. For the coming weeks you’ll be able to snap up a beautiful gift set that features not one but two bottles of Clementine California, as well as a leather case to pop the smaller bottle in and of course, the most beautiful gift box. The larger bottle of Clementine California, the box and the case are all decked out in striking, almost art-deco style illustrations which have been inspired by a warm, sun-soaked day in California. You can also purchase the limited edition 100ml bottle of Atelier Cologne Clementine California individually.

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review
Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review

Now that we’ve established that the limited edition packaging of Atelier Cologne Clementine California is something to behold, what about the juice inside? I can gladly report it is nothing short of sun-soaked days in a bottle. A glorious, uplifting, bright, citrus scent that is wonderfully unisex and long-wearing too.

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review
Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review

As you’ve likely guessed the lead note, is indeed Clementine and that is paired with ripe, sweet Juniper berries and the almost earthy-waft of Vetiver. It’s sharp, it’s bold, it's crisp, it’s wonderfully fresh-come-sensual and perhaps most importantly, it is a constant reminder than sunny days are ahead (even if we can’t currently see them) in many aspects. For those not looking forward to Autumn, this is the scent to keep the very last trails of Summer close by your side, well into October and beyond.

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge £55-£153 via Selfridges - link.

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review

I think many of us have accepted our fate and due to the current world circumstances, travel abroad may well be off the table. As such you may be looking for products to enhance a Summer spent at home and in my opinion, the easiest way to do this is via the medium of fragrance. For full affect, look for a bright, juicy, zesty and citrus scent that if you close your eyes tightly enough, whilst wearing it, you can be transported to sunnier and dare I say more exotic locations. A girl can but dream and recently my tropical fantasies have been scented by Atelier Cologne Clementine California. 

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review
Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review

As it stands, Atelier Cologne Clementine California is in the midst of its first ever limited edition collaboration with French artist, Quentin Monge. For the coming weeks you’ll be able to snap up a beautiful gift set that features not one but two bottles of Clementine California, as well as a leather case to pop the smaller bottle in and of course, the most beautiful gift box. The larger bottle of Clementine California, the box and the case are all decked out in striking, almost art-deco style illustrations which have been inspired by a warm, sun-soaked day in California. You can also purchase the limited edition 100ml bottle of Atelier Cologne Clementine California individually.

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review
Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review

Now that we’ve established that the limited edition packaging of Atelier Cologne Clementine California is something to behold, what about the juice inside? I can gladly report it is nothing short of sun-soaked days in a bottle. A glorious, uplifting, bright, citrus scent that is wonderfully unisex and long-wearing too.

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review
Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge Review

As you’ve likely guessed the lead note, is indeed Clementine and that is paired with ripe, sweet Juniper berries and the almost earthy-waft of Vetiver. It’s sharp, it’s bold, it's crisp, it’s wonderfully fresh-come-sensual and perhaps most importantly, it is a constant reminder than sunny days are ahead (even if we can’t currently see them) in many aspects. For those not looking forward to Autumn, this is the scent to keep the very last trails of Summer close by your side, well into October and beyond.

Atelier Cologne Clementine California x Quentin Monge £55-£153 via Selfridges - link.
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

Brace yourself, Autumn is coming and if you are half as basic as my fine self, you’ll already be sizing up a new pair of Uggs and practically tasting your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season, before anyone can as much as mutter “Halloween”. If you are gearing up to hunker down and make the most of the cosy season, then start with your nails and snap up the Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection - especially whilst it is currently on offer via QVC.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

Right now, you can grab this set of six, delectable, chocolate-toned, nail polishes in a variety of finishes for £28.98 (normal retail price £39), all beautifully presented in a gift box. With a shade for just about every occasion, I can confidently say that if you purchase this, there’s probably no need to look at another nail polish until the festive season.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

The six shades within the Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection are:

- Nails Inc Sweetness Suits You; a bright, cool toned, champagne gold that has a foil finish despite being a glitter based polish. This requires two coats for an even application and is not gritty to the touch.

- Nails Inc I’ve Got a Confection to Make; a light, neutral and slightly yellow based, nude-pink. A gorgeous, everyday shade that is surprisingly opaque despite being on the lighter end of rye spectrum. This has a high-gloss finish (almost and I do say almost a gel-like appearance) and again, two coats are required for optimum coverage.

- Nails Inc Need a Reality Choc; a milky, chocolate brown that is again neutral in tone so should suit all skin tones. This performs very similar to the above shade: glossy finish and two coats for a perfect finish.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

- Nails Inc Snacks & Relax; this deep bronze, metallic polish has a slight green/yellow shift that dazzles in natural light. This is the sheerest of the six shades and does require at least three coats. On the plus side, you can layer it over some of the other polishes in the collection for a little extra shimmer - it especially pairs well with "No Time to be Bitter".

- Nails Inc Love You Dairy Much; a true chocolate brown with a high-gloss finish, much like the other “cream” type polishes within this range, it requires two coats to really see the colour come to life. This has to be my favourite of the bunch and the shade I’m most likely to wear all Autumn long!

- Nails Inc No Time to be Bitter; a deep and again true chocolate hue, only this shade is our dark cocoa offering. This manages to be both classic and vampy, the perfect alternative to a deep wine or black nail polish. This shade can apply a tad streaky, as such I recommend applying in three, thin coats and again this has a high-gloss finish.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

Much like a box of chocolates, deciding which Nails Inc polish from the Sweet as Chocolate Collection to try first, truly is the most difficult part.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection currently £28.98 but will be £39 after the pre-launch expires - link.
  • Sunday, August 23, 2020

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

Brace yourself, Autumn is coming and if you are half as basic as my fine self, you’ll already be sizing up a new pair of Uggs and practically tasting your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season, before anyone can as much as mutter “Halloween”. If you are gearing up to hunker down and make the most of the cosy season, then start with your nails and snap up the Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection - especially whilst it is currently on offer via QVC.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

Right now, you can grab this set of six, delectable, chocolate-toned, nail polishes in a variety of finishes for £28.98 (normal retail price £39), all beautifully presented in a gift box. With a shade for just about every occasion, I can confidently say that if you purchase this, there’s probably no need to look at another nail polish until the festive season.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

The six shades within the Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection are:

- Nails Inc Sweetness Suits You; a bright, cool toned, champagne gold that has a foil finish despite being a glitter based polish. This requires two coats for an even application and is not gritty to the touch.

- Nails Inc I’ve Got a Confection to Make; a light, neutral and slightly yellow based, nude-pink. A gorgeous, everyday shade that is surprisingly opaque despite being on the lighter end of rye spectrum. This has a high-gloss finish (almost and I do say almost a gel-like appearance) and again, two coats are required for optimum coverage.

- Nails Inc Need a Reality Choc; a milky, chocolate brown that is again neutral in tone so should suit all skin tones. This performs very similar to the above shade: glossy finish and two coats for a perfect finish.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review
Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

- Nails Inc Snacks & Relax; this deep bronze, metallic polish has a slight green/yellow shift that dazzles in natural light. This is the sheerest of the six shades and does require at least three coats. On the plus side, you can layer it over some of the other polishes in the collection for a little extra shimmer - it especially pairs well with "No Time to be Bitter".

- Nails Inc Love You Dairy Much; a true chocolate brown with a high-gloss finish, much like the other “cream” type polishes within this range, it requires two coats to really see the colour come to life. This has to be my favourite of the bunch and the shade I’m most likely to wear all Autumn long!

- Nails Inc No Time to be Bitter; a deep and again true chocolate hue, only this shade is our dark cocoa offering. This manages to be both classic and vampy, the perfect alternative to a deep wine or black nail polish. This shade can apply a tad streaky, as such I recommend applying in three, thin coats and again this has a high-gloss finish.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection Review

Much like a box of chocolates, deciding which Nails Inc polish from the Sweet as Chocolate Collection to try first, truly is the most difficult part.

Nails Inc Sweet as Chocolate Collection currently £28.98 but will be £39 after the pre-launch expires - link.
Bumble and Bumble The Roxy Edit

Another day and some more mini products have caught my attention, this time in the form of the Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit...someone confiscate my bank card please.

I’ll level, I’m not entirely sure why I keep purchasing mini products at the moment? What with travel being well and truly off the table. I think it’s partly because I’m in a weird place right now (aren’t we all) and don’t really know what I need nor want, so a lot like a “picky tea”, I’m somewhat re-evaluating my beauty routine and leaning on smaller products to somewhat steer my beauty ship. Hopefully along the way, I’ll find what I need and with minis, even if I don’t like a particular product it is a whole lot easier to suck it up, deplete the bottle and move on. I’m rambling but hopefully you follow my thought train somewhat.

Bumble and Bumble The Roxy Edit

At £28, I won’t pretend that the Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit comes cheap but it does offer a great selection of beauty, hair and skin products - all of which include numerous brands under the Estée Lauder umbrella. The general concept is that the each of the 7 items, inside the fairly handy canvas cosmetic pouch (which is 100% recyclable) have been selected for their “Summer ready” capacities - whatever that may be in this weird period we are all currently trying to navigate.

Bumble and Bumble The Roxy Edit

Personally I rather like that the contents are varied but completely seasonal too; from Bobbi Brown you have a small bronzer that could easily double up as an eyeshadow, a radiance inducing primer from Becca, a cooling eye gel by Clinique, a gentle foaming cleanser from Estée Lauder to refresh and perhaps remove sunscreen, a Bumble and Bumble salt spray for beachy hair, a lightweight moisturiser from Glamglow and lastly, a refreshing facial mist that also sets make-up in the form of the ever iconic MAC Fix+. The only thing I truly consider to be missing from the Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit is a SPF.

The full list of contents is as follows:
• Bumble and Bumble, Surf Infusion Spray (45ml)
• BECCA, First Light Priming Filter (15ml)
• GlamGlow, Moisturetrip Omega-Rich Moisturiser (5ml)
• Bobbi Brown, Bronzing Powder in Golden Light (2.55g)
• Estée Lauder, Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask (7ml)
• Clinique, Moisture Surge™ Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate (5ml)
• MAC Mini M·A·C Prep + Prime Fix+ (30ml)

Bumble and Bumble The Roxy Edit

As you may have noticed, three of the items are deluxe sample-come-travel sized products: Becca First Light Priming Filter (£15), Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion Spray (£10), MAC Fix+ (£12.50), all of which you can buy individually. To purchase all three mini items collectively, would set you back £37.50 without the luxury of having the other mini products nor the wash bag, so for that reason alone I do think this is a great little deal. Essentially the Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit would in theory save you nearly £10, all the whilst getting another 5 products for free.

Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit £28 - link.

  • Saturday, August 15, 2020

Bumble and Bumble The Roxy Edit

Bumble and Bumble The Roxy Edit

Another day and some more mini products have caught my attention, this time in the form of the Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit...someone confiscate my bank card please.

I’ll level, I’m not entirely sure why I keep purchasing mini products at the moment? What with travel being well and truly off the table. I think it’s partly because I’m in a weird place right now (aren’t we all) and don’t really know what I need nor want, so a lot like a “picky tea”, I’m somewhat re-evaluating my beauty routine and leaning on smaller products to somewhat steer my beauty ship. Hopefully along the way, I’ll find what I need and with minis, even if I don’t like a particular product it is a whole lot easier to suck it up, deplete the bottle and move on. I’m rambling but hopefully you follow my thought train somewhat.

Bumble and Bumble The Roxy Edit

At £28, I won’t pretend that the Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit comes cheap but it does offer a great selection of beauty, hair and skin products - all of which include numerous brands under the Estée Lauder umbrella. The general concept is that the each of the 7 items, inside the fairly handy canvas cosmetic pouch (which is 100% recyclable) have been selected for their “Summer ready” capacities - whatever that may be in this weird period we are all currently trying to navigate.

Bumble and Bumble The Roxy Edit

Personally I rather like that the contents are varied but completely seasonal too; from Bobbi Brown you have a small bronzer that could easily double up as an eyeshadow, a radiance inducing primer from Becca, a cooling eye gel by Clinique, a gentle foaming cleanser from Estée Lauder to refresh and perhaps remove sunscreen, a Bumble and Bumble salt spray for beachy hair, a lightweight moisturiser from Glamglow and lastly, a refreshing facial mist that also sets make-up in the form of the ever iconic MAC Fix+. The only thing I truly consider to be missing from the Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit is a SPF.

The full list of contents is as follows:
• Bumble and Bumble, Surf Infusion Spray (45ml)
• BECCA, First Light Priming Filter (15ml)
• GlamGlow, Moisturetrip Omega-Rich Moisturiser (5ml)
• Bobbi Brown, Bronzing Powder in Golden Light (2.55g)
• Estée Lauder, Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask (7ml)
• Clinique, Moisture Surge™ Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate (5ml)
• MAC Mini M·A·C Prep + Prime Fix+ (30ml)

Bumble and Bumble The Roxy Edit

As you may have noticed, three of the items are deluxe sample-come-travel sized products: Becca First Light Priming Filter (£15), Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion Spray (£10), MAC Fix+ (£12.50), all of which you can buy individually. To purchase all three mini items collectively, would set you back £37.50 without the luxury of having the other mini products nor the wash bag, so for that reason alone I do think this is a great little deal. Essentially the Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit would in theory save you nearly £10, all the whilst getting another 5 products for free.

Bumble and Bumble ROXY Edit £28 - link.

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

I’ll level, I’m not entirely sure what beauty emergencies the Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 has been created to tackle? I don’t know about you but my biggest "help me" moments, tends to be when I forget an umbrella, end up soaked through and require the assistance of a tv make-over production crew, never mind a mini mascara. None the less, the Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit is a wonderfully curated, collection of well sized beauty essentials that will feel at home in most handbags and beyond.

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review
Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review
Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

I don’t know if this is an odd thing to declare but the size of a cosmetic bag can really make or break my routine; too big and I overpack - too small and I become a smidgen too hasty with my choices and suddenly I don’t have all I need. The further along my beauty journey I travel, the less I care about the physical appearance of said bag but rather the dimensions and fabric construction - which is all important. I need a robust, well proportioned, little number that can be washed should something leak and for me, the bag that the Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit comes presented within, ticks all the boxes. It doesn't hurt that it’s pretty cute to look at too. I know, I know, hurry up and get to the good part, the contents...

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

For £28 - which admittedly is a little steeper than I’d typically like to pay for essentially an array of mini products - you get 6 mini beauty items, 1 full size item and of course, the aforementioned canvas cosmetic pouch.

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

The full line up of products is as follows:

- Bobbi Brown Rouge in Fresh Melon (worth £22.50)
- Bobbi Brown Mini Vitamin Enriched Face Base 7ml
- Bobbi Brown Mini Smokey Eye Mascara 3ml
- Bobbi Brown Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink 0.9g
- Bobbi Brown Mini Soothing Cleansing Oil 15ml
- Bobbi Brown Mini Extra Eye Repair Cream 2.5ml

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

I rather like that the make-up items are universally flattering both in terms of skin tones and purpose - each item can easily be used for day and night wear, requiring very few, other additional products to muster up a beautiful look.

And for those trips away, unplanned or otherwise, there’s a cleanser, moisturiser and eye cream . No it’s not the most robust skincare routine but in a pinch, it’s a heck of a lot better than a wet-wipe and a few whispered promises to your poor, neglected pores.

Beauty dilemma or not, the Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 is a great to save you in a pinch or simply to try, a good few of the braves key products at a reduced price.

You can find it here for £28 - link.
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

I’ll level, I’m not entirely sure what beauty emergencies the Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 has been created to tackle? I don’t know about you but my biggest "help me" moments, tends to be when I forget an umbrella, end up soaked through and require the assistance of a tv make-over production crew, never mind a mini mascara. None the less, the Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit is a wonderfully curated, collection of well sized beauty essentials that will feel at home in most handbags and beyond.

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review
Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review
Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

I don’t know if this is an odd thing to declare but the size of a cosmetic bag can really make or break my routine; too big and I overpack - too small and I become a smidgen too hasty with my choices and suddenly I don’t have all I need. The further along my beauty journey I travel, the less I care about the physical appearance of said bag but rather the dimensions and fabric construction - which is all important. I need a robust, well proportioned, little number that can be washed should something leak and for me, the bag that the Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit comes presented within, ticks all the boxes. It doesn't hurt that it’s pretty cute to look at too. I know, I know, hurry up and get to the good part, the contents...

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

For £28 - which admittedly is a little steeper than I’d typically like to pay for essentially an array of mini products - you get 6 mini beauty items, 1 full size item and of course, the aforementioned canvas cosmetic pouch.

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

The full line up of products is as follows:

- Bobbi Brown Rouge in Fresh Melon (worth £22.50)
- Bobbi Brown Mini Vitamin Enriched Face Base 7ml
- Bobbi Brown Mini Smokey Eye Mascara 3ml
- Bobbi Brown Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink 0.9g
- Bobbi Brown Mini Soothing Cleansing Oil 15ml
- Bobbi Brown Mini Extra Eye Repair Cream 2.5ml

Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 Review

I rather like that the make-up items are universally flattering both in terms of skin tones and purpose - each item can easily be used for day and night wear, requiring very few, other additional products to muster up a beautiful look.

And for those trips away, unplanned or otherwise, there’s a cleanser, moisturiser and eye cream . No it’s not the most robust skincare routine but in a pinch, it’s a heck of a lot better than a wet-wipe and a few whispered promises to your poor, neglected pores.

Beauty dilemma or not, the Bobbi Brown Beauty Emergency Kit 3.0 is a great to save you in a pinch or simply to try, a good few of the braves key products at a reduced price.

You can find it here for £28 - link.

Popular Posts

My Forever Favourites

Featured posts

Latest in reviews

@Pinterest