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Look Good Feel Better

28 Feb

Hi Folks,

Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying out some lovely make up brushes.

Look Good Feel Better is the only worldwide cancer charity providing practical support for women & teenagers struggling with the side effects of their cancer treatment. For over 20 years their programmes have helped people to face cancer with confidence.

I received the Mini Masterclass Brush Set. This gorgeous little set comprises of:

  • Powder/Blush Brush
  • Eyeshading Brush
  • Foundation/Concealer Brush

They come in a lovely little travel pouch too which is fab for popping in your make up bag!

So… what did I think? Well, they come in a lovely box & with the added bonus of the travel pouch – they feel expensive. The brushes themselves are lovely & soft.

I’m really picky with my make up brushes. I’ve found that some brands can feel very ‘plasticky’ & quite sharp. These brushes are lovely & smooth & soft.

The foundation Brush worked so well with my mousse foundation. I didn’t seem to use as much foundation as I do when I use a sponge or a blending egg. So that’s always a bonus – less make up usage = less expenditure! The brush helped to get into all the awkward areas on your face – like around your nose etc… this has fast become my favourite make up accessory.!

The eyeshading brush held the make up really well, and blended it fantastically.

The powder brush is lovely & fluffy & super big. It’s fab for dabbing on a little powder to create that matte effect. I’m not really into the ‘dewey’ complexion. I do like a matte finish. This brush works well without giving you that ‘caked’ effect. I also used it throughout the day to rid my face of that afternoon ‘sheen’ that I seem to develop.

Overall these brushes are fab! And you’ve the added bonus of helping to fund the fantastic work the company does.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner & these brushes would make a fantastic gift… they’d last a lot longer than chocolates & flowers.

Thanks so much for reading as always!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Beauty Box Obsessions and Being Busy Busy Busy!

19 Jan

Hi folks ✨

I didn’t get round to blogging yesterday as I was so super busy. I’m also currently waiting for the formatting of my new website to be tweaked… it’s viewing fine on a regular desktop computer or laptop, but the mobile view just isn’t right yet. Hopefully, it’ll be perfect by the end of this week. If you want to have a little looksie at my website, you can view it here: www.hayleythorne.co.uk Like I say – the mobile view is still not right… but on a laptop it will look fine. I wanted a place I could host all of my reviews, recipes & a place to view this blog along with my other social media channels.

Yesterday was also spent talking to lots of different companies about reviews etc… Lots of things coming in the pipeline 💕

 I’ve been melting some beautiful scents at home… In the kitchen I’ve been using a Cleaves Candles Lavender Soy Wax Melt & upstairs I’ve been melting the gorgeous Baby Powder. Honestly I cannot tell you enough how beautiful these fragrances are & for such a decent price too! Hit the embedded link to their facebook for more info. The Teddy Melts are priced at £2 & the Lavender Clamshell is priced at £4. Postage is 2nd class at £2.80. 

   
Today has been another pretty busy day really… I was up early to head into work to drop some keys off. It was so lovely to catch up with a few people. I decided to have a little looksie around town… but being 30 weeks pregnant with a fairly big bump… It’s just so tiring… so I didn’t wander far lol 💙 

 When  I got home I had some much needed lunch of:  baked potato & low fat cheese with a salad of spinach, rocket, carrot, chick peas, bulgar wheat, couscous, pomegranate, peppers & sunflower seeds. It was so yummy & I think bambino liked it too as he was kicking away straight afterwards lol 💙 

 I’ve also received a lovely steriliser from MAM UK. I can’t wait to use it & get a review written up about it. It came with a pair of tongs, 2 bottles & a cute little soother. 

   
Beauty box’s… I love a beauty box subscription. At the moment the only beauty box I’m subscribing too is My Little Box. Well… I say ‘beauty box’… really it’s more of a lifestyle box as you get various gorgeous items for day to day life, not just beauty items. I’ve been subscribing to My Little Box for well over a year now & I have to say that it’s consistently fabulous each & every month! This month I received a stunning little hard back Diary, little bracelets, Too Faced Lippy, Lip balm & Ren Cleanser. I also loved the Walt Disney Quote enclosed. You get a little illustrated quote card each month… I have them all saved… I keep saying I’m gonna frame my favourites ✨

    
 Being a bit of a subscription box connoisseur or beauty box obsessive lol… It’s landed me with a huge collection of pretty box’s. One of our bedroom cupboards is just totally stocked full of them. Some of them are so super pretty though… I’m going to have to get myself on Pinterest to find some good tutorials on maybe making them into a cutsie set of make up drawers. 

 Anyways… I’m gonna leave this post here & go make a much needed cup of tea.

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday ✨

Thanks again for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx