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Pixi Brand Review - My Thoughts on the Products

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It's been a while since I last did a brand review so I thought I would review some Pixi products that I've been using lately. Rose Tonic is a great toner which is great for soothing and calming skin.  My skin can be sensitive but I've never had a problem with this toner. It smells lovely and is suitable for all skin types.  This product is £10 for 100ml or £18 for 250ml.
Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar is a great lip balm that I always like to have in my bag.  It is so soft and smooth to apply to my lips and leaves them feeling great.  It does give a light wash of colour to your lips as well.  This product costs £8.
So the fabled Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanser which I know people have reviewed to death but I will add my thoughts anyway.  I do like the premise of this product.  I really like using a balm cleanser so the first step of this product is just up my street and I'm on board with double cleansing so was happy to use the cream after the balm for a thor…

Alex Steinherr x Primark Skincare Collection

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I have been into Primark every day this week on the lookout for the new Alex Steinherr x Primark skincare collection. Alex is the former beauty director at Glamour magazine and Primark has been nailing it with their skincare and beauty ranges lately, so I knew this was going to be a good one and I wasn't disappointed.  I didn't do any research about the products and when I noticed a poster being put up in my local Primark, I made a beeline directly for the skincare area and noticed a small crowd around one smallish stand.  Sure enough this crowd of people were doing just what I was planning to do and scooping up as many different products as they could carry.  I managed to get to the front and picked up all the products that caught my attention (in the end I bought 7 out of the 20 strong range, but at a maximum price of £5 it isn't going to break the bank.  Here's what I picked up:
From the Sleep Spa range:
Sleeping Face Mask (£5 for 50ml) - this is a replenishing and hy…

REN Magnesium Booster Body Spray Review

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I am really enjoying using REN Magnesium Booster Body Spray as it's great to massage into skin after a long day at work or after going to the gym (I am trying to get into the habit of going 3 or 4 times a week at the moment after avoiding it for most of the summer).  
REN Magnesium Booster Body spray contains a high concentration (30%) of magnesium salts which are extracted from a 250 million years old unpolluted Zechstein sea.
It's a great body spray to relieve and relax muscle tension so is ideal to use after the gym.  It recommends using the product after you have showered and massaging it into your skin.  It's a dry oil which immediately sinks into skin and has a cool tingling sensation which is so refreshing.  It sinks into skin quickly so you don't need to massage it in for very long.  It does help you relax and it's definitely something I will continue to use and I'll also be looking out for the other products in this range as well.
I really like the ethos …

Beauty Box Comparison - Glossybox Versus Birchbox

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I used to get up to 5 beauty boxes every month a couple of years ago, but a combination of wanting to save some money, already having a huge stash of products, boxes containing the same old brands and in some cases exactly the same products and just general crappy products being included in boxes made me put a stop to all my subscriptions.  I was recently tempted back when Glossybox did a limited edition Sunday Riley box and offered £5 off and early access to subscribers.  I really wanted the Sunday Riley box, so I decided to re-subscribe. I found a couple of discount codes online and managed to get £4 off the subscription price, so all in all it cost just under £9.25 (or £4.25 if you take into account the £5 discount off the Sunday Riley box).  
After ordering Glossybox I was interested to see if beauty boxes had upped their game since I last received one.  When I received an offer from Birchbox  which was to receive a free box with the September box, as one of the products on  offer …

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara Review

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I recently took advantage of the Space NK free goody bag when you spend a certain amount of money (think it was £150 on this occasion -  I made an order with my sister so I didn't have to fork out the full amount).  The Space NK goody bag is always great, so it would be rude not to take advantage when such an offer is available (that's what I keep telling myself anyway). I usually end up buying some high end products that I couldn't justify spending my money on ordinarily and one of those products that I put in my basket was the Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara. To be fair it only cost £12 as I bought the travel size version which is 5.5g.  I think travel size mascaras are a good idea as the brush is the normal size it's just the wand that is shorter and I don't know about you but I usually waste a ton of product when I throw a full size mascara away as I only keep them for about 3 months each. In addition the full size product costs £25 for 9.4g, so the trave…

Autumn Giveaway 2018

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It feels like a while since I last had a giveaway, so I thought I would have one to cheer people up now we are getting back to the normal British weather and getting up for work in the dark. The prize includes the following: Primark PS Rose Konjac Set W7 Brow Parlour Kit Marsk Vanilla Frosting Mineral Eyeshadow 7th Heaven Virgin Olive Mud Masque Angel Mugler Body Lotion 30ml Superdrug Detoxifying Dead Sea Mask 15ml Palmers Coconut Oil Lip Balm There are a few ways to enter.  Follow me on Twitter and retweet the pinned giveaway post here, follow me on Instagram and comment on the giveaway photo here and for an extra entry into the giveaway simply comment on this post telling me what your favourite beauty product is (and just let me know if you have entered the giveaway on Twitter or Instagram (or both).  The giveaway closes on 31st October 2018 and I will contact the winner via Twitter or Instagram to let the winner know (I will also announce the winner on my blog).  The giveaway is open inter…