Sephora | Rose Lip Mask

Sephora Rose Lip Mask £2

I actually have no idea how much this Rose Lip Mask cost me but on the Sephora website it says it's $3 so I'm just winging it with saying it's about £2. I picked this up when I went into Sephora because even though I'm absolutely terrible when it comes to skincare I'm actually goof with looking after my lips, it's just because I suffer with dry lips quite a bit and I don't want to risk them getting worse and there's nothing worse than the feeling of your lips being on fire! That's why when I saw a sheet lip mask I was intrigued to say the least on what it would do, I mean it sounds like a amazing concept with it meant to hydrate your lips in a short amount of time.

But that's about as good as it gets really because even though it did make my lips a bit more hydrated and you really could tell with the way my lips looked - it just completely dried them out even more with the fact I had to smear my lips with a lip balm and pray that my lips felt softer, basically imagine wearing a really drying matte lipstick all day then coming home and using a dried out baby wipe to remove it because that's how my lips felt. I mean because it was so cheap I don't regret buying it since it sure as hell was a experience using it and I'm glad I actually tried it out, for the price if you find one in store I would say maybe pick one up to give it a go it might be completely different on you but from the reviews I've seen on the website it doesn't seem to be the best.

Something that was a massive pain in my ass was taking it out of the packing because it seemed like they didn't just make this childproof they also made it completely adult proof! It took me ages to actually get into the packet and then when I did I followed the instructions and when it said to take the clear bits off it actually meant to take the fabric off each side so you was left with the gooey sheet, plus if you're not quick enough it will end up folding up on itself and then it's completely impossible to separate - oh and it's super gooey and slimy which just isn't that appealing. On my lips though it was cooling and actually felt like it was doing some good but that's it really and I also have no idea why it's called a rose mask since there was so scent or taste to it at all. 

Overall it's a huge no from me, maybe the other 'flavours' are better but who knows?

Have you ever tried a face mask for your mouth before?

Elizabeth Arden | Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick - Iced Grape

I feel like I've gotten to the point where all I write about anymore is some sort of lipstick whether it's a matte, satin or a liquid one you know you'll find a review of it on my blog and you know what? I don't care. I love lipsticks I feel like they're part of me weirdly - I would always chose a lipstick over any other beauty product, unless it's a lip balm obviously.

I've been trying to branch out a bit more than brands recently and growing up my mam always had this thing for Elizabeth Arden, to be more precise the Fifth Avenue perfume and by a thing I mean she wouldn't ever wear or sniff a different perfume and always had about 4 bottles of it trailing around the house, because of that I always had it stitched in my mind that Elizabeth Arden was more of a fragrance brand. Since finding out they did beauty products and being a lipstick lover I decided to try out the Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in the shade Iced Grape and I'm not going to lie I had absolutely no idea what that shade was going to look like, there's literally like no reviews or swatches of this lipstick online anywhere but I went for it on a whim and I'm so glad that I did.

The main reason I went for this lipstick was the name because as I always say my lips tend to be super dry so I always try and get a lipstick that won't feel like I'm wearing sandpaper on my mouth and the fact the lipsticks name actually had the word moisturising in it I thought I couldn't go wrong! I will admit that the price of this did put me off slightly with it being one of the most expensive lipsticks I've ever owned costing £21, I mean I absolutely love all of my Mac ones and they're only a few quid cheaper so I just thought that if it has a good name and it's expensive I'm bound to love it - which fair enough isn't really a motto you should take with thing because no matter of the price or the name everyone's different so where someone loves it you might hate it.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick In Iced Grape - £21

The first thing I have to mention about this product is just how much I am in love with the packing I mean as soon as I opened it I was just in awe with how beautiful it is, it has the signature Elizabeth Arden gold doors as the bullet and I love the fact it's a bit different being a rectangle instead of the normal oval shape. I also love the fact that on the actual lipstick itself there's the logo imprinted on it which fair enough will wear off after you've used it a few times but I still really like how personal and theres they make it if that makes any sense? 

The lipstick itself is really creamy and moisturising on the lips as you would hope by the name (nobody likes false advertising do they?) and also really easy to apply without dragging on your lips. The lasting power of this lipstick lasts about the same as any of my other creamier lipstick being around 4-5 hours before needing a touch up and the only downfall of this I find it the fact with eating and drinking the colour does transfer but since it's not matte I don't hate having to touch it up and it doesn't feel like you're wiping off any of the colour that's still on your lips.

The shade itself to me is just ah-maize-ing, it's extremely similar to my Amorous lipstick by Mac that I did a post on recently where I said this shades at the minute are my absolute favourite like I don't know why but there's something about these shades that just makes me so happy and confident in, I think it might be because a actual pink lipstick doesn't suit me at all so with this being a muted pink nude it's as if I'm wearing a pink lipstick but I'm not because this one actual suits me and doesn't make me look like a tacky sex doll. As you can see by the picture it is pretty pigmented even with one swipe (swiper no swiping anybody) and you can either pat it down on your lips to make it more neuteral or apply a few coats to get a more in your face colour!

Overall I am obsessed with this lipstick and I think I might try and get my hands on a few more shades soon!

Have you ever tried a Elizabeth Arden lipstick?

The Naked Goods | The Bare Glow Face Mask

I don't know why but for some reason my photos seem to have gotten worse in quality since uploading them on here and I'm not too sure why but anywhoo onto the post! We all know that I am absolutely shit with skincare and I basically never use a face mask because I'm just too lazy to move again to wash it off, I'm not going to lie that is 100% the real reason but when I received The Bare Glow Face Mask* by The Naked Goods I was slightly excited to try it out. I can't find a link or a price at all to the actual face mask on it's own so I've linked it up to a set you can buy that contains a pot of this.

In my little box I received a full 50ml pot of the face mask as well as a full 20ml Desert Rescue Face Oil which I'll be doing a separate post on, with each order you also get 3 mini samples of different products so you can have a little try before you buy which I find really good. If possible I would recommend you to try this in maybe a sample size because I know from trying it that it's going to like marmite where you'll either love it or hate it (or maybe be a bit in-between like I am.)

As I just said I'm feeling a bit in-between about this Bare Glow Face Mask and I'll tell you why because even though I absolutely adore how it makes me skin feel afterwords and the scent I just can't stand the texture of this and that's because it's just SO THICK, I know it's meant to be a thick face mask because that's even how they describe it themselves but it's really one of the thickest face masks I've came across and it's also a bit sticky which will be from the honey. Since it's so thick and sticky it does make it slightly hard to use and spread on your face meaning I used more product that I probably needed while it also felt a little heavy on my face because of that - it did also get stuck under my false nails so if you're a gal with falsies like me be prepared to have beige gloop under there! 

But the smell of this is just honestly so amazing, I can't properly describe the scent because I am possible the worst person for describing them but it kind of reminds me of toffee sweets. It's a weird scent don't get me wrong but it really is so pleasing and just the scent alone makes me love the product and it also makes me forget how thick the face mask on my face actually is.  The scent when removing the face mask though does smell totally different in my experience with it smelling more spicy but still appealing, it's also extremely easy to remove with it being one of the easiest face masks I have ever tried to get off of my face off because all I needed with a face cloth and some warm water and it just slid right off of there. 

After using it my skin felt hydrated and even looked brighter straight away, it even felt really soft, smooth and a little bit tighter which I've never gotten from a face mask before so I thought that was a real winner there! Overall what really won me over was the scent and how my skin felt afterwords so I will keep using this and I might even repurchase it in the future if I can just get over how thick the product actually is, I might even try adding a few drops of water to the mask to make it easier to apply!

Have you tried anything from The Naked Goods before?

Products marked with a * was sent to me for review purposes.

Mighty Matcha Green Tea

Mighty Matcha Green Tea* £12.50

Yes it's another tea review but it's nothing like the previous one where that was all about weight loss this one is something different, this tea is called the Mighty Matcha Green Tea* and as you can probably guess it's a green tea. I'm not going to lie when I say I don't drink a lot of green tea and it does take me a while to get used to the taste of it mainly because I'm so used to my hot chocolates or normal cuppas!

I was intrigued to try this not only with it being another form of green tea and hearing loads of people talk about matcha green tea and wanting to hop onto the bandwagon being the sheep that I am but also because of the health benefits and the fact it naturally speeds up your metabolism - I think we all know how obsessed I am by that! Because of this it can also help aid weight loss which is also a winner, it's basically replaced my morning skinny tea from my previous detox and I surprisingly feel even better!

In each 30g tin you get 30 servings and it's also 100% organic and vegan so you don't have to worry about what you're putting into your body with it being made form ground up green tea leaves, with that being said it does come in a powder form and can get a bit messy when you first in the bag with a smoke of powder getting everywhere (including up your nose) so be a bit careful while opening it for the first time. It also took me ages to even get into the tin itself with the plastic sealing it just refusing to budge but that could be down to the fact when I was trying to get into it I was well overdue to get my false nails sorted out and everyone knows things are so much harder to do with claws! One thing I  really like about this product is the fact that you can drink it either hot or cold but not only that but you can also put it into smoothies and even bake with it - yes that's right bake. Not bake as in space cakes (obviously) but you can put it into anything from pancakes to muffins to add something a bit different, I haven't actually tried baking it into anything yet but I'm super excited to.

They say that you need to drink around 15 cups of regular green tea to get the same amount of nutrients from just one cup of Mighty Matcha which is pretty impressive and I think you can really tell because it makes me feel more alert and just better in general. Also don't be put off by the fact it's super green it's meant to be that way! After all it is a green tea! The colour at first did put me off a little bit because I thought something that green would taste absolutely vile and way to over the top but I was pleasantly surprised and proved wrong, overall I don't think I'll ever be drinking green tea from a bag again after trying this!

Have you ever tried a Mighty Matcha Green Tea?

Products marked with a * was sent to me for review purposes.

Teami Blends | 30 Day Detox

Teami Blends 30 Day Detox Pack* £39.99

We all know that I've done my far share of tea detoxes in the past with the longest one lasting around 2 weeks with Slendertoxtea being my favourite out of all the ones I've previously tried but me being me I wanted to try a new one and when I saw that Teami Blends did a 30 day detox* I knew I had to give it a go! Teami teas are originally based in Florida and have only recently brought their products to the UK with them being a all natural lose tea of 6 unique blends of health based teas as well as all their detox packages. 

I've just finished my 30 day detox and I honestly don't know what I'm going to do each morning without my morning tea, I've just gotten into such a routine with this that I know I'm going to miss this! I'm this Detox Pack what you get is one of their Teami Detox packs and one Teami Skinny pack with the detox being tea bags and the skinny being a loose leaf tea.

Teami Detox;

You take it every other night just before you go to bed and it helps flush away the toxins in your body  that's collected up over the years and that's one of the things I really liked about it, I do recommend waking up quite a bit early than you normally would for your day to day business the day after taking one of these teas because it does ruin you. Not ruin you as in kill you or like a hangover but as in you will want to have a toilet near by when you feel your tummy starting to turn because not long after you feel it nasty things happen (just imagine taking a pee out of your bum.) The first time I took the night time I did feel in pain a little bit with some cramps in my tummy but that did go, I think it may of just been because it was the first time I was using it. 

Teami Skinny;

This is the loose leaf tea and if you're like me and never tried a loose leaf before it can be a bit daunting about using it but it's super easy to use, I use a tea strainer with mine usually but towards the end I used it without a strainer and it still did the same thing! You get enough tea in the pack for 30 days because you're meant to take this tea in the morning as soon as you get up to help kick start and speed up your metabolism, also you don't need to bin the leafs you use in one tea you can actually use them in several and I used some of mine around 3 times.

After using these I have found a massive difference in my bloating and I have actually lost some weight too, I can definitely see a difference in my body when I look in the mirror and I feel so much better in general. I love how with the pack you get a little booklet with each day saying whether you need to just take the skinny tea or both and you can just tick off the ones you've done to make sure you don't go off track, they do recommend to do this detox fully without any breaks in-between to get the best results but I did take about a 4 day break in the middle of it because I ended up going to Barcelona and didn't want to risk getting my tea taking out of my carry on in the airport!

To get 10% off your order make sure to use the code BAKER10 

Have you tried a tea detox before?

Products marked with a * was sent to me for review purposes.

MAC | Amorous Lipstick

MAC Lipstick In Amorous £15.50
Please ignore how badly I applied the lipstick!

If you saw my post a while ago about my Mac lipstick collection you'll know that I love them and have quite a few so there's no surprise really is there that I've just happened to pick up another shade, this time the shade is Amorous. I picked up this lipstick back in May when I went with the lovely little Melody toes 5 Seconds Of Summer in Birmingham and when in a city that has amazing shopping facilities there's no surprise really that we was going to do some shopping, two bloggers and bloggers shopping together is always trouble - the one will always enable the other one to buy it!

Amorous is a satin finish lipstick which I don't actually have that many lipsticks in even though I love the finish of it because it's not too glossy and it's not drying on my lips at all, on the website Mac describes this shade as a lovestruck cranberry which I can kind of see but to me it's the shade I've fallen in love with and I love it so much that I've bought so many other lip products in the same shade  and different finishes, I can't help it! To me the shade is more of a deep pink nude and it's super pigmented as you normally get with a Mac product so don't be put off by the fact it's not matte because you can always make the lipstick matte if that's the only thing putting you off.

The staying time of this lipstick is the same as all my other Mac lipsticks lasting around 4 hours with eating and drinking before actually having to reapply any, I just love the fact I can wear this lipstick for work, shopping, date nights or even night outs it's just such a versatile shade and the fact it's super creamy doesn't make it feel like I'm actually wearing a lipstick at all!

Overall I am obsessed with this lipstick and I always have it in my handbag no matter where I go!

Have you tried Amorous before?

Occasion Dresses Wishlist

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

I feel like this time of year it's definitely the season for occasion dresses because of everything that's going on whether it's a wedding, christening, event, ball or prom there's always something going on that needs a really nice and sometimes even fancy dress. Weirdly for me this is the first year that I haven't got anything to actually go to that requires a fancy dress but that's not going to stop me drooling over all the pretty dresses!

The main places I found some amazing dresses at are either ASOS or Quiz, I found quiz to be the best for more affordable Going Out Dresses and Maxi Dresses. I will admit that I've never really thought to look on Quiz clothing in the past to look for occasion dresses but they really do have some beautiful pieces on there at the minute with so many online exclusives that it really is worth having a browse online. 

I think my favourite out of the lot has to be either number 5 or 6 with the fact they're both pretty pale pinks with mesh detailing that covers the top of your arms and being super floaty just ticks all the boxes in my books. Number 5 is from Asos and I just love how different it is and I think it would be perfect for a Summer Wedding with the pale blue playsuit under the pink mesh dress with all the 3D flowers, I've never seen a dress like this before and I've fallen in love with it - I might just buy it to look at. With number 6 being from Quiz the main thing I love about this is the fact it's so classic with a bit of a twist on it, I think this for a bridesmaid dress or just as a guest to anything would be beautiful or even to a event/ball with the fact it's a floaty long dress in a beautiful pale muted pink colour with a mesh and floral detailed cape around the top so if you're a bit self conscious of the top of your arms or even if you're like me and get cold really easy I think this is the dress to go for!

Have you been eyeing up any dresses recently?

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