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New Product Review – Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo Bars

Good afternoon friends,

In recent years, zero waste items have become more accessable and affordable.
The past couple of months I’ve tried my best to take a little extra time when ordering beauty and home items, that are made naturally, with less plastics, to prevent waste, that are vegan, animal cruelty free and palm oil free.

Last week I found Garnier had released a selection of Shampoo Bars.

These 60g bars are packaged in a cardboard box, and retail for £7.99, but are currently on sale in Boots and Superdrug for just £3.99 each with a free aluminium storage box (whilst stock lasts)

It may not be the most exciting item to buy with a Boots voucher, but it was worth it for the price.
There are 4 varieties depending on your hair type
I picked up 3 (out of the 4) bars, one of which I knew a friend would like to try.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures’
Honey and beeswax for damaged hair, to nourish, strengthen and give protection to breakage, with a a soft sweet scent

Garnier Ultimate Blends Ginger’
Ginger root extract and almond oil to Recover and revitalise weak and dull hair leaving it shiny and stronger.
A warming scent, but not over powering, almost a christmas candle fragrance.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Coconut’
Aloe Vera for Normal Hair, to leave your locks Hydrated and clean with a fresh light coconut scent

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Softening Shampoo Bar for Sensitive Scalp & Fragile Hair (The one I didn’t purchase)

The bars last up to 2 months each, are easy to grip, with a tear drop shape.
They are sustainable, Vegan and cruelty free and Silicone and paraben free, and 97% biodegradable formula

The free storage boxes were sold out, but I had another small tub to store it in.

I have used my Blends of Honey bar 3 times in the last week and absolutely love it.
I was unsure if it would work well with thick, long curly hair, and worried it would be left tangled, greasy or felt stripped, but instead my hair feels soft, smooth with a light fragrance, looks and feels clean.

If you haven’t already, I recommend your give them a go!

Kaya •

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Superdrug Pampering Face Mask Haul

Good morning friends,

Before I started my ‘No Spend 2021’, I stocked up on a few essentials, face masks being one.

I enjoy a sheet mask as much as the next girl, but there’s nothing quite like peel off and creamy face masks to pamper your skin

I’m trying my hardest, where possible to only purchase Cruelty free products

We’re in luck, all Superdrug’s own brand items are Cruelty free, and extremely affordable.

All of the masks below are also Vegan friendly, and just 99p each, and currently 3 for 2!

Superdrug Face Masks

Theres a mask for everyone

  • For all skin types
  • For normal to dry skin
  • For sensitive skin
  • Peel off masks
  • Clay masks

With masks for all purposes –

  • Nourish
  • Revitalise
  • Detoxify
  • Soothe
  • Hydrate
  • Exfoliate

I filled my boots (basket), and bought a variety of each

Superdrug Face Masks

  • Superfruits Exfoliating Face Mask
  • Orange and Lava Exfoliating Face Mask
  • Rescue Strawberries & Cream Moisture Face Mask
  • Skin Rescue Avocado Clay Mud Face mask
  • Cucumber Cooling Clay Face Mask
  • Skin Rescue Coconut Creamy Delight Face Mask
  • Pink Clay Face Mask
  • Sugar & Spice Self-Heating Face mask
  • Skin Rescue Sorbet Antioxidant Peel-off Face Mask
  • Tropical Cocktail Peel Off Face mask
  • Cleansing Manuka Honey Peel Off face mask
  • Fruity Lemon & Tea Tree Peel Off Face Mask
  • Fruity Strawberry & Raspberry Peel-off Face mask
  • Fruity Shea Butter & Bamboo Exfoliating Face mask

Superdrug also off a variety of 6 face masks tubs, 75ml, £3.99 each, and are currently buy one get one free

I bought the Avocado & Oat Face Mask tub, it has a thick consistency, easy to apply and smells fresh, there’s not doubt it’s avacado!

Superdrug Face Mask Tubs 75ml

I’ve tried a majority of these masks before, and have loved them, especially the Strawberries and Cream.

Have you tried these face masks before?

If not, would you give them a go?

Kaya •

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Christmas/January Sales

Good morning friends,


Each year we know to expect the Boxing day and January Sales, but in December 2020 hundreds of retailers started their sales a few days before Christmas.

As I mentioned on my last post, I am planning to have a ‘No spend 2021’, therefore took the opportunity to purchase a few items in the sale, all products I know I’ll get use out of next year.


Superdrug – Make up Bag – Original Price £5 – Sale Price £1



Superdrug Studio London 12 Day advent calender Original Price £60 – Sale Price £10

Contents –

  • 2 x eyeshadow palette 14.4 g
  • 1 x 3 shades blusher palette 12g
  • 1 x single pressed powder 8g
  • 1 x single loose powder 12g
  • 1 x Eye liner 0.5 g + eyelash set
  • 1 x primer 15g
  • 3 x lipgloss 3ml
  • 1 x lipstick 3g
  • 1 x mascara 12ml
  • 1 x liquid highlight 10ml
  • 1 x blusher brush
  • 2 x eyeshadow brushes



Soap and Glory The Square Necessities Christmas Gift Set Original price £65 – Sale Price £30

  • Clean a colada Hydrating Body Wash 500 ml
  • Drop in the lotion Lightweight Body Lotion 500 ml
  • Clean on me Creamy Moisture Shower Gel 500 ml
  • The Scrub of your life Smoothing Body Scrub 200 ml
  • The Righteous butter Body Moisturizer 300 ml
  • Hand Food – Non-Greasy Hydrating Hand Cream 50 ml
  • Your best shot Coffee & Oat Scrub 180g
  • Face Soap and Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Vitamin C Facial Wash 350 ml
  • Bright & beautiful Radiance-Boosting Mask 29 g
  • The Fab Pore Pore-refining Mask 29 g
  • The Rush hour Scent-sational Dry Shampoo 200 ml
  • Thick & Fast High Definition Mascara in Film Noir 10 ml


H&M boots
Original price £24.99 – Sale Price £7.99



New Look
Red dress Original price £29.99 – Sale price £10


Grey cropped jumper Original price £14.99 – Sale price £6


Cranberry cropped jumper

Original price £14.99 – Sale price £6



The Works Note book Original Price £3 – Sale Price £1



Have you picked up any bargains in the boxing day or January sales?
If so, what did you purchase?

Kaya •
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Make up Declutter, clean and organise

Good afternoon friends, and Happy New Year!

This morning I decided to declutter and clean out my make up drawers.
Last year I wore hardly any make up, and when I did was drawn towards the same couple of palettes.
I love watching these videos on YouTube, and thought no time like the present.

I bought my make up drawers about 4 or so years ago from Amazon for around £40

6 tier/5 drawer clear make up drawers (Kardashian inspired, let’s not front), are easy to clean, store, and came with 3 sets of clear sturdy drawer dividers.

Link to similar drawers below

Cosmetic Organiser Drawers

From the bottom to the top, each drawer I’ve emptied out, wiped down, and repacked getting rid of any out of date, dried out, or products that have hardly or will never use, with a before and after photo.

1st drawer – Eyeshadow palettes

2nd Drawer – Foundation/concealer/cheek tint/highlighter palettes/bronzers/blushers

3rd drawer – Liquid matte lips and lip pencils

4th drawer Lipsticks

5th drawer Lipglosses/eyeliners/mascaras

Top Tray – Setting powders/beauty sponges/lip balms/lip scrubs/liquid highlighters

For the final drawer, I rearranged, wiped down but only got rid of 2 setting powders and added a few beauty sponges that I didn’t have room for.

All together I got rid of –
3 eye shadow palettes (one out of the picture as smashed)
3 highlighter palette
2 setting powders
7 lipsticks
5 matte Liquid lip
10 lip glosses
1 primer
1 liquid highlighter
3 eye liners
1 lip liner
7 single eyeshadows
1 single blush

I feel better knowing I’m using make up that won’t harm my skin or take up unnecassary space on my desk. (Even if I said goodbye to some of my favourite discontinued NYX lipsticks)

Have you had a declutter this New Year? If so, what did you clean out?

Kaya •

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Autumn/Fall Haul 2020

Good evening friends,

What a wet and windy, yet wonderful autumn night.

Autumn/Fall for me is all about Comfort, your home and clothes become a little cosier, embracing the dark nights and chill in the air, and having some much needed downtime.

Here’s a few of my autumn essentials.

Home

Beanies Coffee 50ml £1.99 each (Lidl)

Until last year I never understood the hype of ‘Pumpkin Spiced Lattes’ – and then I got hooked.

I’m not really one for flavoured coffees, but they give that extra warmth this time of year.
Whilst in my local Lidl, I spotted the Beanies Pumpkin Spice instant coffee.

Oh my! It’s been just over a week and I’ve finished a jar. I went back to grab another jar, and picked up Cinder toffee, Caramel popcorn, Nutty hazelnut, Irish cream

Candles £3 each – Gingerbread Cookie and winter Spice (B&M)

I’m all about candles, each season brings a different scent. This year I hunted high and low for spiced candles. Finally I found them in B&M, and how cute are they? And yes, due to the many unsuccessful trips trying to find them, I picked up 3 of each.

Fashion

Charity shop
George cream short tench coat (New with tags) £5
BM Collection heavy blush pink coat £5

I, like many, love blacks, browns and deep reds for this season, I decided to mix up it up and look out for a few softer shades, and hit the jackpot.

The cream trench coat is a must, simple and chic, but the pink coat, she’s my favourite. Pairing it with a pink handbag, I’d be giving off Umbridge vibes, but I’m okay with that!

Charity shop – Next Knitwear £2 New with tags

I love a dusty Rose pink, especially with black jeans or LBD

Lily Morgan £5 (everything five pounds.com)
A simple black cotton jumper with glitter trim jumper, jazzes up the one of the must haves for this season. This jumper is so warm and fuzzy, it’s become a new favourite

Old Navy £5 (everything 5 pounds.com)

I bought this long cream jumper about 3 sizes to big. It is huge and just hangs off me, it’s so soft and just the right thickness. Not really one to wear out as it is so baggy, but at home with some fluffy socks is just perfect.

Pep&Co £12
This Hound tooth dress is perfect for winter. Possibly even a comfy Christmas day look?

Pep&Co £6
And once I saw the dress, I just had to buy the skirt!

Beauty

Vaseline Intensive care Cocoa Radiant
Body lotion 400ml £3.99

I have dry and sensitive skin, with eczema which flairs up more in the cooler months. This lotion helps to sooth and moisturize my skin without leaving it stinging or feeling greasy.

Poundland Lipscrub ‘Mint to be’ £1

Nothing worse that chapped lips, especially when rocking a dark lip. Pounlands Lipscrub smells, and tastes great, and works just as well as names brands.

NYX Midnight Muse £3.99

I picked up this lipstick thinking it was black, but it is actually a deep navy. Not a shade I’ve worn before but definalty one I’ll be trying this season.

Maybelline Vivid matte Liquid £7.99 (TK Maxx)
20 matte shades for £7.99, that equals 0.39p each. Bargain! Plus all the shades are beautiful, the bright purples and orange may be a little tricky to pull off but I’ll do my best!

Keep an eye out for my vivid matte Lip challenge later this month

What autumn goodies have you purchased recently? And what does Autumn/fall mean to you?

Kaya •

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Feel Unique Pick n Mix August 2020

Good morning friends,This months Pick n Mix, had me back and fourth as there was such alot to choose from.Bvlgari Goldea The Roman Night Absolute Eau de Parfum 1.5mlA strong and smokey scent, one perfect for a winters night.Pack Rabanne Lady Million Empire Eau de Parfum 1.5mlNow I know why this perfume is so popular. I adore this for an every day scent, this may be a my next new scent.Jimmy Choo Fever Eau de Parfum 2mlThis one surprised me. The first spritz was lovely and fresh, but after a while I realised it smelt like fake tan.Not unpleasant, but just one not for me.Elizabeth Arden Superstar Skin Renewal Booster 5mlThis year I’ve become huge on skin care, trying new products every couple of months, so I jumped at a chance to pick up a sample of this. First step of your skin care routine, with a soft cucumber scent, and light application, 3 days in, it hasn’t disappointed.£30 for 50ml, maybe a little more than I can spend.Aurelia Probiotic Skincare 3 Step Sachet 9mlI chose this one up last month, but couldnt help picking it up again.This 3 step skin care includes; Miracle Cleanser and bamboo muslin,
Revitalise & Glow Serum, and a Cell Revitalising morning moisturisers.Have you tried the pick n mix before?If not, what would you choose?Kaya •

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Sunday Beauty Haul

Good evening friends,

How has this beautiful Sunday been treating you all?

I rocked tights, skirts and jumpers this week, yes you heard right, come at me Autumn!

I headed to town this morning to buy dental floss and conditioner but of course I ended up purchasing more than expected, but I grabbed a few bargains.

Pound Stretcher are closing down, and I decided to pick up a few cleaning products, bits and bobs, and toiletries including 20% off of everything

Fragrance by liberty candles
Uniform Sparkle and Sugar Plum Pudding £1.99 each

Large Yankee Candle style Smells like winter, and a sweet candle for my long bubble baths

Home Sanctuary Bath Bombs
Lavender, Rose, Ocean 69p

You guys know I’m a sucker for bathbomb, so picking up 6 seemed like the right thing to do.

Skin Treats Sheet masks, No prob llama & Pink flamingo £1.49 each

I love a sheet mask, especially ones that freak me out a little at first glance qhen you are wearing a face on a face on a face

Skin Treats – Rose Gold Foil two part face mask £1

I’ve never worn a foil mask, let alone a 2 Park mask but it makes sense as they are forever creasing and falling down.

Beauty Formulas
Multi-mask face treatment (for dry skin) £1.49

T zone, C zone and U Zone. Is it just me, or have you never heard of your C or Z zone? 3 steps to glowing skin, ill let you know.

Skin Treats Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Face Mask £1.49

A Thick squishy and emerald gel sheet, definalty an ‘instagram worthy’ mask.

Beauty Formulas Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask £1.49

With extracts of Blueberry, Mulberry and Acai Berry,

Goodiez Wooden Cotten ear buds £1.49 (300 pcs)

Cotton Buds with wooden stems, one less plastic product,we can all do our bit to help out

Next we nipped into Poundland

Bourjois and Rimmel Make up for £1 each? My eyes lit up, and I had a good rummage.

Bourjois Paris Effecr 3D Shade Rogue £1, RRP £7

Who doesn’t love a Glossy juicy vibrant red lip?

Rimmel Rita Ora Collaboration Shade Rita Red £1, RRP £4

What a striking and stunning red… I mean, Rita Ora’s signature look, what more could we expect?

Rimmel The only one lipstick Shade One of a kind £1, RRP £4

Cherry scent, gorgeous, bold, perfect for the autumn

Bourjois Paris 123 Perfect Foundation £1,RRP £7

A deeper shade than I would be able to pull off. I forgot that I’m much paler than I normally am this time of year due to lack of sun

Sugu Calm and Cool Sheet Mask, with Cucumber & Moisturising Sheet Mask with Avacado £1 each

I picked up these Korean beauty sheet masks because of the packaging. Hey they’re just plain white masks but I’m digging the Korean skin care atm.

Pep&Co Black lace bra £3.50

Picked up a basic black and lace bra, fits like a glove.

Superdrug Coconut water and Coconut oil masque £3.99 each or 2 for £4

My hairs been a bit dry recently, and has needed a bit more nourishment and hydration, and coconut is my go to.

Have you guys found any beauty Bargain’s recently?

Kaya •

Blogmas 2019, Hauls

Blogmas Day 15 – Boots Advent Calender/Full face of make up

Good evening friends,

I have been a absolutely loving advent calender’s this year!

Last week I picked up this Boots beauty calender online, which includes 24 doors, filled with make up for just £12.50!

I didnt look at any spoilers before I bought it, and said to myself, if I can do a full face of make up with the products, then I will.

Here’s what I got…

A highlighter,blusher, bronzer

Sparkly brown eye shadow, soft light brown, sparkly grey

Eyebrow powder, Eyebrow setting cream

3 lip glosses, pink, peach, light pink

2 nail varnishes – Pewter and Pink

I am seriously impressed with this calender!

For my make up look, I had to use my own primer, concealer and mascara as they weren’t included, but I did use the tools in the calender to apply the make up.

Before

Fresh out the shower, no make up, no filter, and wet hair

After

The bronzer was a lovely colour but the brush was alot thinner and not as fluffy as my day to day one, so I almost felt as if I was drawing stripes on my face. It took alot to blend!

Also I use a soft pencil to thicken/fill in my brows, which you can be precise with, the brow powder was easy to apply, but it was far too light for my brows, and just covered a large patch instead of allowing me to give the front of my brows a more natural look.

The lip glosses didnt really have a difference in shades but that’s fine. I used the stronger pink which was a silky soft application, and was non sticky.

Blush isn’t really a product I gravitate to, but I quite like the rosy cheeks look.

I went for a discrete eye look, as I didnt think silver glitter was appropriate for sunday lunch?

I applied the glittery brown, lightly to my lids, and under my lower lashes, the silver in the corners of my eyes, the brow powder along my lash line as I didnt have an eye liner, and a little of the brow setting cream on my brow bone.

I think this look is simple but pretty. I’m going to get use out if all of this products, the only think missing would be a mascara, and then I’d be happy to rock this look solo.

Blush, bronzer, highlighter, lips, eye shadows, nail varnish’s and beauty appliances is amazing, an absolute steal!

This is a great advent calender for any age, skin tone, and level of experience with make up.

Have you used any Beauty advent calender before? And would you reccomend it?

Kaya •

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Blogmas Day 10 – NYX Haul

Good evening all,

If you’ve been reading my blogs for a while, then you know that I’ve been reviewing Glossybox for the last 9 months.

Glossybox give you the option to complete surveys on the monthly box and individual products. Once doing this, you can earn credit to spend in the ‘Glossy Lounge’ (online store), or on the ‘Look Fantastic’ website.

I didnt realise that I had built up £20 to spend and then was given an additional £10 from Look fantastic to all Glossybox subscribers on Black Friday.

With £30 to spend, I thought I’d treat myself to a few new lip products.

As I scrolled through, I saw the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream at £4.68 each and the Suede lip pencils at £3.12 each and that they were also 3 for 2, mix and match!

Well, I treated myself, didnt I?!

I bought 5 Soft Matte Lip Creams and 4 suede pencils for a total of £26.52 with free delivery!

Istanbul

Now, this was a bit more of a Barbie Pink that I expected, but I love it! The NYX lip creams are long wearing, so I know that this colour will stay strong and not flaked, giving me the confidence to rock such a candy pink!

Abu Dhabi

Ive bought this lip cream quite a few times before. It’s a staple, a perfect nude brown.

Cannes

This lip cream is a bit brighter in person but I didnt want to mess around editing the picture. It is a lighty more dark peach colour, something a little different but still beautiful.

Amsterdam

The perfect red! Again, the shade is slightly deeper/stronger but I didnt want to mess with the settings. I adore this red. I’ve been looking for this shade for the longest time, and with the formula it is just perfect.

Copenhagen

Well, I couldnt not buy a dark red could I? This one again, is a much deeper richer shade.

The 4 suede lip pencils I bought were equally gorgeous.

Although not all of them matched the lip cream perfectly, they will suit other lip products I own.

From top to bottom

Respect the pink

Rose the day

Cherry skies

Cannes

I’m thrilled that I was able to buy these 9 products, without actually using any real money… if that makes sense? It’s always nice to treat yourself, and especially around Christmas, and it helps that I can have a good clear out of make up in december/January, knowing that the products are a year old and are on their way out.

Do you use NYX products? And do you have a favourite shade of the lip creams?

Kaya •

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Glossybox October 2019

Good evening friends, and happy Glossybox day!

This month we were sent either a Angel or Devil addition of the box. I recieved the box I crossed my fingers for… The devil box.

First off this box is gorgeous. I do love the original baby pink, but this box just screams Kaya!

I have recieved 5 full size products, and an ‘extra treat’

Whittard of Chelsea – Sticky Toffee Pudding White Hot Chocolate – RRP £2.00

I have never tried a hot chocolate of that description! It sounds sickly, but delicious!
And the packaging is awesome. Day of the dead themed. I love it. I was thinking about a glass of wine in the bath, but what the hell, bring on the hot chocolate!

And a 20% off voucher when you spend over £25 in store or online.

McoBeauty – Eye define crayon liner – Full size – RRP £15.00

I know that some people arent crazy about receiving black eye liners in beauty boxes, and to be fair, I agree at times. But when you recieve one that’s the perfect consistency to what you use/want, then bring it on!
My only question for this liner is that even though its soft, which I love, on the box under directions it states ‘ if the tip of the liner feels a little blunt, sharpen it with the built in sharpener’. What does that mean? Because I cant see one? I might just be being silly?!

STY London – Devil Velvet Touch Palette – Full size – RRP £15.00

Could they of made a more autumnal looking palette? I think not! These colours are amazing, With a mix of shimmer and matte, these shades are just delicious for autumn!

Lord & Berry – Maximatte Lipstick Crayon – Devil Red – Full size – RRP £15.00

Man, this is creamy! I do love a good red statement lip. This soft and chunky lip crayon helps to accentuate the perfect statement look.

Que Bella beauty – Plumping Gold Peel off Mask – Full Size – RRP £2.49

Yes yes yes. How glamorous is this mask? This plumping, exfoliating and tightening mask contains real gold powder and organic rose water.

Bubble T Cosmetics – Devils dust Foaming Bath Powder – Full size – RRP £4.99

This’ll be my first time using a foaming bath powder.
Did anyone ever used to use those little disposable bath Pearl’s? If you know what I mean then you’ll know the scent, and this is exactly what this smells like. The scents described as fruity, but I’d say it’s a soft rose.

I havent heard of any of the brands before, but love them all. The last couple of months theres been a few products that I was underwhelmed and unsure about, but this box is perfectly themed, and quite possibly, my favourite Glossybox so far!

Glossybox, you did good!

Did you purchase a glossybox this month? If so, which one did you recieve?

Kaya •