22.8.15

How to STROBE/HIGHLIGHT in a really wearable way! Ft Illamasqua Gleam.


Today I teach you how to create gorgeous glowing skin!

Enjoy! 


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13.8.15

Imedeen Tan Optimizer Tablets Review *

Hey Everyone 
Can you believe I was on Buzzfeed last night, ranked number five in the top 10 Men that will teach you everything you need to know about makeup! I feel honoured and incredibly blessed.
Anyway, today we park makeup and talk Imedeen.
I found out today that Imedeen has actually been a global leader for internal skincare since 1991 (The year I was born!). So although internal skincare has been going since the day I entered the world, I feel like only recently we have started to see a huge increase around products that work from within.
Imedeen's range are designed to enhance your regular beauty regime, nourishing the deep layer of skin untouched by traditional creams and lotions.
Endorsed by scientists, dermatologists and industry expects - I had high expectations!
Imedeen Tan Optimizer is a sun preparation tablet, you're advised to take one tablet every day for 4 weeks and then throughout any sun exposure. The benefits? Vitamin C and E to protect skin from oxidative stress.
It's important to note, Imedeen do NOT replace the use of SPF so when taking the supplements its imperative that you continue it wear your sun protection as normal - you will not magically build up an immunity.
My thoughts
I wouldn't personally use this product again, but the only reason for that is I am not a huge sunworshipper anyway! As a kid, I could lie in the sun for hours.. but these days as a 'skincare freak', you'll often find me in the shade slapped in a heavy duty, high SPF cream!
UV rays account for 80% of all skin ageing.
Don't get me wrong, I love looking all golden and delicious but I can find that in a bottle of fake tan without the risks that come with baking yourself. Plus, sweating leads to clogged pores and unsightly spots. We all need some sun, however you'll get your vitamin D from incidental time spent outdoors, without burning.
To be fair to Imedeen they do advise you to stay Sun Smart by following these Golden Rules:
  • Sunscreen of factor 15+ should always be used 
  • Make sure you never burn
  • Aim to cover up with a t-shirt, hat and sunglasses
  • Remember to take extra care with children
  • Time in the shade from 11am – 3pm is a mustI
I do think this is a great product, if you are somebody that is going to spend your life sunbathing no matter what. Imedeen will help to give you that little boost of extra protection - so although it's not for me. I do see the benefits, and think its a genius idea to help the sun fanatics to stay that extra-bit safer.

Imedeen can be purchased from Superdrug and retails at £39.99.

Take care, and stay safe! x









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12.8.15

Charlotte Tilbury Multi Miracle Glow Review *




Cleanser, Mask and Balm for Baby Soft Skin. Does this really have 3-in-1 uses? Or is it best used as a treatment mask for dry, dehydrated skin?

Click below to find out:



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Beauty Sweeties Review *

Sweets that make you beautiful, now - wouldn't that be incredible!

German born company 'Beauty Sweeties' have launched a range of confectionary, the product range consists of fruit jellies, cream pralines, and crispy chocolate bars.

I tried the fruit jelly hearts and the fruit jelly bears, and I have to say they are absolutely delicious and best of all they are fat free!

These sweets are made up of 20% fruit juice, and 6% fruit pieces. These sweets also contain ingredients usually found in skincare products, such as Coenzyme Q10, Aloe Vera, and Collagen.

Its certainly an interesting concept, a product that works from the inside out?

I do believe the ingredients in the sweets will benefit the skin, but honestly to really see a difference you'll need to change your whole diet as unfortunately the levels in each pack are not enough alone to magically give you 'perfect' skin.

I think if you already follow a healthy diet, these sweets would be the perfect little treat! They are very yummy, and if you already take care of your skin these are likely to give you an extra little boost of radiance that you would not find in a 'Snickers' bar!

Overall, they are a much healthier choice in comparison to the majority of your 'standard' well known sweets and chocolate bars.

I think they are a fun addition to the confectionary market!

Taste 10/10

Concept 9/10

Science 5/10

Value for money 8/10

Each bag contains 125g worth of 'Beauty Sweeties', these can be picked up across Superdrug stores and online retailing at £2.99 per pack.






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11.8.15

Make Up Forever ULTRA HD Foundation Review - Genius Invention or a Marketing Scam? *

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The below review was written for www.blatherandbeauty.ie as part of her #malebloglove series:

For me, this was a really interesting concept as anybody that watches my YouTube Channel will know I’m all about creating incredibly natural make-up looks. I spent years perfecting my own ’natural’ make-up, which is why I started the channel in the first place to share my findings with other men and woman wanting to create that perfect looking complexion!
We have already found foundations that look like a second skin whether that be in a HD Video, in person or on the highest megapixel camera. Therefore I found the idea a little bit strange, it made me think – Is this just another marketing trick? Is the word ‘ULTRA HD’ just another way of selling a brand new foundation? I was really excited to put it to the test.
After putting this foundation through an incredibly thorough trial, I was not impressed with this foundation at all, I don’t think it’s invisible on the skin, it sits in fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. This foundation will work for some individuals, but my frustration comes from MAKE UP FOREVER stating that they guarantee invisible results on ALL skin types and as my video proves – that is not the case.
Those claims are absolutely ridiculous!
It really hits a nerve with me. As a beauty YouTuber, I receive messages from people all of the time wanting to create a better version of themselves because they have massive confidence issues. Often I’ll receive messages from straight men or very young individuals wanting to buy their first foundation, but worried they’ll spend lots of money and the make up will look obvious on their skin.
Therefore examples like this make me ever more upset, I think of that 15 year old boy wanting to find his first foundation to give him the confidence to walk the streets with his head held high – if he went online and saw this foundation, a product that claims to work on everybody’s skin and GUARANTEES to be invisible, he would rush out and buy this product in a flash. Unaware, he has spent £29.00 on a product that may not even work for his skin type.
Don’t alway’s believe the hype, this is a prime example of clever marketing! 
You can watch a full demo of this foundation below.

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Makeup for Men/No Makeup, makeup for Women! HD! High Quality Tutorial and Demo.

With Makeup, I am able to create a second skin that gives me the confidence to hold my head up high!
Just under a year ago I started recording video’s on YouTube, like most ‘Beauty’ channels I review all the latest cosmetic launches, however my channel is very different indeed - I review products from a Female AND MALE perspective.

Somehow our society decided that only women should wear makeup, however many Men feel the pressure to look good and simply meet beauty standards too.

We know sexism hurts women, but we don't talk as much about how sexism hurts men.

Why are Men supposed to be “reserved emotionally? We are all humans, we get anxiety and have body image issues too.

My YouTube channel quickly proved that there are thousands of Men wanting to improve their appearance, and why shouldn't they?

These Men each have their own and very personal reasons for wanting to wear makeup, from wanting to look great on their wedding day to impressing a hot date!

They come to me as they have no idea where to start and which products to use, often they are too scared to approach a beauty counter for advise through fear of being teased and laughed at.

I provide a safe haven whereby Men can talk about beauty without being judged!

The general consensus is that we want products that don't sit in our beard (if you’ve got a beard!), we want products that look incredibly natural on the skin, and we want to add shade and dimension to our faces without ever looking like a glitter-ball!

Today, I’m going to show you how to transform your problem skin, into flawless perfection every single day!



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Jo Malone London Home Haul - Pomegranate Noir, Blackcurrant and Bay and MORE! *



Say hello to some of the most beautiful scents, ever created!

Products discussed:
Pomegranate Noir Home Candle
Red Roses Home Candle
Blackcurrant and Bay Hand and Body Wash
Lime Basil and Mandarin Shower Oil

All can be purchased at www.jomalone.co.uk




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