PRECIOUS METALS – WORTH THE HYPE?

Sleek Precious Metals Review – Is it really worth the blogging hype?

precious metals highlighter review

I maybe late on the band wagon – but hey at least I’m there! Sleek have been doing a mental offer recently, two items for £10 in most Superdrug stores so how could I miss this opportunity!? I have been scouring the Internet for the precious metal highlighting palette review ever since this little beauty came out. And now I’ve managed to bag myself one! But, is it really worth the hype?

I say hype… In the blogging world I feel like there has been a hell of a lot of hype surrounding this palette but my sister actually tried this when it first came out and wasn’t astounded by it so maybe that’s one reason I didn’t jump on it straight away (another being, I’ve been so skint lately ha!) anyway that said, this offer made it hard for me to resist. Let’s jump right in…

precious metals highlighter review

I swatched them to show you how Pigmented each pan is. From top to bottom swatches: antique bronze, Renaissance gold, Royal gold and platinum. 

sleek precious metals review

precious metals highlighter reviewFirstly, how beautiful is the packaging!? The metallic casing looks chic and expensive. I love where Sleek are going with this product it looks much more high end but keeping to a high street budget. The pans included are platinum top left, Royal gold top right, Renaissance gold bottom left and antique bronze bottoms right. All of them are cream products except the antique bronze powder in the bottom right. I have used the platinum highlight to strobe my nose length, cupids bow and to highlight underneath my brows. The staying power of this palette is good, I use a fixing spray after I’ve finished my makeup so this also might help if you do find the product sliding around. But I find if I apply it with my beauty blender in patting motions rather than sliding motions I don’t have this problem anyway.

precious metals highlighter review

100% worth the hype! It gives a gorgeous buildable highlight which you can easily control. You’ll be a shimmering fairy in no time with this product! My favourite in this palette has to be the platinum, I think it’s incredibly versatile and not like any other highlight I’ve found so far! What’s your favourite from this palette? 

Hope you’re all doing fabulous. Lots of love xxx

TWITTER @Imrose1

YOUTUBE Miniature Milk

INSTAGRAM @Miniature_milk

FACEBOOK Miniature Milk

Miniature milk sign off

FESTIVAL HAIR IDEAS

Check out how I style Festival Fashion – Parklife edition

Hey guys!

This is long overdue. I’m sorry – life’s taken over the past few weeks, I’ve started a new job (yay!) which I’m gratefully loving, new career, new direction so I’ve been mega busy and my blog has been getting some weekly loving but nowhere near as much as I was posting 😦 I do have reasons as well as me starting a new job! Something very exciting has come up – I was contacted by the lovely managing editor of julietturnsthepage.com to write for her website which I’m SUPER excited about! You can have a little nosey at my profile here

It would be amazing if you could show me some love over there 🙂 

I’m also trying to step up my game with YouTube at the minute, I have lots of ideas of new vids coming up so make sure you don’t miss me…..! 

Anyway… Let’s get to the nitty gritty it’s what you all came here for 😉 – Festival season is upon us and my first one this month was Parklife, Manchester. It featured chemical brothers, Hannah wants, Jamie XX, Jasper Jones, Katy B, DJ Koze, Meme and LOADS more. I couldn’t help but take the opportunity to dress up as a glitter fairy (yeah yeah I know this look may have been over done BUT I LOVE IT MAN!).

GLITTER ME UP

I started with the glitter hair fashion statement. I mixed up fustian glitter with silver glitter and wet look hair gel. I popped half my hair up into a bobble and slapped on the glitter to my routes! This look was inspired by Tasha Leelyn on YouTube which I’m sure you’ve had the pleasure of watching already!

GLITTER BINDI

I took some tiny coloured gems which I found in the £1 shop! Now, this is where I improvised and got creative. I added 3 gems to the middle of my forehand and added silvery glitter around them sticking them on with eyelash glue! I say the spontaneous the better that way you will create a super individual look to suit your own style. Go crazy with colour and you’ll stand out from the crowd!

 

I had a cracking time at Parklife – did any of my lovely readers attend? And are any of you guys planning any other festivals this year?
Lots of love xxxx

TWITTER @Imrose1

YOUTUBE Miniature Milk

INSTAGRAM @Miniature_milk

FACEBOOK Miniature Milk

Miniature milk sign off

WHAT’S THE CRAIC WITH ARBONNE?

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m bringing you a skincare review…except this is a very exciting one as I have tried and tested five products from the Arbonne range. I was contacted by the lovely Maimie Yelland an Arbonne consultant to try out one of their skincare ranges for myself. I told her I have fair and dry skin and that I wouldn’t necessarily say my skin is sensitive to many products. Maimie recommended I try out the FC5 Moisture Fresh Complex range.

THE BRAND

Arbonne is a Swiss ultra-premium brand and the products are botanically based, Vegan Certified, pH correct, Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist Tested, Certified Gluten-Free, Kosher Certified, Drug Free and Cruelty-Free. They claim to have no hidden nasties! Sounds good right? So I delved in to try these products out for myself.

http://maimieyelland.arbonne.com/ | @MaimieYelland  | Maimie Facebook

Arbonne Review

Arbonne Cleanser Review

FC5 HYDRATING CLEANSER FRESHNER 
For a Cleanser I usually use the Soap & Glory – peaches and cream. I’ve been using this for a good three months now so to break away from my usual routine – I was a little bit apprehensive to say the least! Nevertheless, I gave it a go. After taking my make-up off at night I took a small amount of the hydrating cleanser and I massaged it into my face in circular motion, ensuring my whole face was covered. I then left the cleanser on my face for a couple of minutes before heating up a clean flannel in a bowl of steamy hot water. I then placed the flannel over the top of my face and pressed gently to remove the cleanser. Once I had done this my face felt refreshed and rejuvenated. The consistency feels quite thick and feels extremely moisturising on the skin. I like to apply my cleanser in this way as it gives you a more intensified feeling of cleanliness after a day of heavy makeup. I have no idea why I was apprehensive because I genuinely feel like this could be my next full time cleanser! I rate it a 9/10 and recommend it especially for dry skin types.

Arbonne Day Lotion Review

Next up is the NURTURING DAY LOTION DAY WITH SPF 20. I have tried a number of different day creams and I tend to prefer a creamy consistency to moisturise the skin. I have a lot of dry areas that need constant rehydration. For me, this day cream was very thick, moisturising and can easily be used before priming your skin. This product is SPF 20 which is great to protect you on an everyday basis. I give this a 7/10.

Makeup Primer Review - Arbonne

ARBONNE MAKEUP PRIMER

I also tried the ARBONNE PRIMER which funnily enough reminded me of the Benefit the PoorFessional Pro balm primer, although I loved the ARBONNE primer more than the Benefit one. For me the Benefit primer becomes quite bitty in texture and separates as you apply it, leaving an ugly residue which isn’t a good base before you apply foundation. This was different, it was easy to apply to the skin and left a smooth, soft, silky base ready to apply a full face of makeup. I also noticed that the primer made my foundation stay on slightly longer than it normally would without the primer. Because of its thick consistency it smoothed over fine lines, blemishes and spots nicely. Overall I give this Primer at a whopping 9/10.

Arbonne Hydrating Eye Cream Review

HYDRATING EYE CREAM – I am quite naughty when it comes to eye cream and I don’t usually include an eye cream in my skincare routine. I know, I know its bad please don’t shout at me 😄 I just don’t have the time to be putting three or four products on my face before I go to bed! Busy lifestyle and all that. It will probably catch up with me! Having said that this eye cream was a great consistency. It was thick, creamy and nourishing for those pesky under eye areas. The next day after prepping my eyes with this product : it reduced my tired looking eyes and my skin felt hydrated. I give this product a 7/10!

Arbonne Night Cream Review

Finally the MOISTURISING NIGHT CREAM. This, again had a very thick consistency (I’m guessing because this range is particularly good for dry skin the formulas are thick and creamy bases). I love an extra creamy night time product, you’re asleep for around 8 hours and those 8 hours are vital for rejuvenating your skin to prepare you for the next day ahead.  I give the night cream a 9/10.

Thanks for reading my Arbonne review. I haven’t tried these products before but I will be making future purchases. I love that the brand are vegan certified using only beneficial healthy ingredients it’s definitely one you should try too!

http://maimieyelland.arbonne.com/ @MaimieYelland  | Maimie Facebook

TWITTER @Imrose1

YOUTUBE Miniature Milk

INSTAGRAM @Miniature_milk

FACEBOOK Miniature Milk

Miniature milk sign off

BLOGGER BEAUTY BOX REVIEW

Unboxing and Review – Blogger Beauty Box

Ok so this post is super late…partly because I wanted to try the products out to give a fair review and partly because I’ve been super busy! But fear not it’s here! (Just in time because my April box has arrived yayyy!)

What a pleasure the March Blogger Beauty Box was! It was crammed with goodies. At £10 you cannot go wrong with 7 amazing products 5 of them being full size! Lets get on with reviewing these beauties (here’s my awky video review too 😀 )…

 

MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil Review

(V) The MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil is AMAZING! I have apply it to my face post exfoliate and cleanse at night time, by morning my face feels so supple and soft. I love this product I’m already thinking of repurchasing once I have ran out! It claims to smooth fine lines and ward off premature ageing with it’s nourishing rose hip oil base, I’m 23 but may as well start the anti ageing process now, ey!

BEEBIO Anti Aging

The Beebio Anti Ageing face cream is super rich and nourishing. I’m not massively keen on the smell once I’ve applied this, that’s just me though, honey smells aren’t my cup of tea. I would by no means say the smell is unpleasant though. This really does make my skin feel plump and soft. I have been using this cream as a night cream as the consistency is quite heavy. I would definitely try other products in this range.

 

SASS Intimate Post shave balm review

SASS Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate 

I loved the idea of this product but unfortunately this irritated my skin. I’m not sure if it’s one of the ingredients or my sensitive skin but this wasn’t the best for me. 

Merumaya Mud Marvels Mask Review

Mud Marvels MASK 

This mask is incredible, I love the texture…It really felt like I was having a deep clean and boy did I need it!  My skin felt really cleansed and dirt free The website claims it ‘deeply cleanses, detoxifies skin, evens and brightens skin tone.’ Along with  ‘minimising pores, help control oily skin, spots and blemishes.’ I would say my skin felt brighter and detoxified. Overall I definitely think this is worth a pamper treat for you!

Fausts Potions

This is something I wasn’t expected in the box – in a good a way, £1 of each pack sold goes directly towards protecting the Asian Elephant and their habitat which is an awesome touch to this product! The orange awake potion tasted like Orange flavoured vitamin C only slightly thicker. The red berry one was my favourite out of the two definitely worth giving a go.

Read more about it http://www.travelstomyelephant.org/

Blogger Beauty Box Unboxing

This box is, for sure, worth a go! £10 for all of these products make sure you check it out >> Blogger Beauty Box

Keep up to date with my daily life on my Social Media Links:

YOUTUBE Miniature Milk

INSTAGRAM @Miniature_milk

TWITTER @Imrose1

FACEBOOK Miniature Milk

Miniature milk sign off

5 simple steps: how to organise your makeup bag to have happy, healthy skin.

Guest post by Zara Lewis

Why not declutter your makeup bag to become a beauty friendly zone?

Everybody knows the importance of using eco-friendly products which are good for the health of our planet, but what about our own health? With every aspect of life being practically ‘poisoned’ with genetically modified food, artificial ingredients, and synthetic products, it is extremely difficult to live a truly healthy life, but that doesn’t mean we should not try. Eating clean we can manage, but what about makeup?

Clean up – seriously!

Throw everything out – on the table, of course, and wash the empty bag (hand wash if necessary, and throw in washing machine if not).  While the bag is drying, take a good look at everything you have spread all over the table or counter. Anything that leaks or looks broken should leave your makeup bag immediately. Old mascaras which are dry already? Old foundations even though you have new ones? More than 3 eyeliners? Out with them and good riddance! Six packages of eye shadows that fall apart and smell funny? You should switch to organic eye shadow instead, it’s much healthier and easier to use. Dirty old makeup you seldom use is the perfect place for bacteria to grow, and you don’t want that on your face, do you?

Make your own lip balm

Make your own lip balm DIY

We all have a lip balm in your makeup bags, but we seldom look at the labels. If you want to steer clear of chemical-ridden lip glosses and lip balms, make your own using only four ingredients:

  • Mango or cocoa butter (2 tablespoons)
  • Virgin coconut oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Beeswax, shredded (2 tablespoons)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)

Mix all ingredients except vanilla in a mason jar, and place it in water which you slowly heat so that oil and wax melt. Once melted, add vanilla and pour into lip balm containers.

Forever Living Aloe Lips Skin Care Review
Photographed by Imogen Howkins

 

Protect your hands

We tend to forget about our hands until they become dry and itchy, and then it takes them long to recover. Many women choose to carry hand moisturisers in their bad, but not in their makeup bags, so when the change handbags it stays forgotten. Find a healthy hand moisturiser that supports skin’s natural moisturising factor which is perfect for staying hydrated and well protected.

Stay (healthily) covered

By using primer, foundation, bronzer, and highlighter you are definitely clogging your pores and damaging your skin (not to mention clogging your makeup bag as well!). So try swapping them for a healthier option and try mineral foundations instead. Not only are these natural and extremely good for all skin types, but they cover our skin wonderfully and give it a health glow. Today you have much more foundations on the market and you can choose loose powders, tinted moisturisers, and liquids.

Keep your brushes in order

Sleek Makeu Brushes review
Photographed by Imogen Howkins

It doesn’t really matter whether you use natural or synthetic brushes or what brand name is written on the handle, the most important things is to keep them clean. If you are worried about using too aggressive chemicals which might get stuck between bristles, you can use simple ingredients which are more than effective: dish soap and olive oil. Mix two liquids together and work wet brush into the mixture, rinse thoroughly while gently squeezing so that water reaches every bristle, and leave to air dry (handle should be higher than bristles). If you use sponges, wash them with soap at least once a week.

MAKEUP BRUSHES WHAT TO BUY

Decluttering your makeup bag is not easy, especially if you are a beauty addict who is in love with every single one of her eyeliners, lipsticks, and nail polishes, but you have to draw a line somewhere and get rid of things you no longer use. Don’t forget that consistency is the key – keep your makeup bag clean and your skin healthy, clean up the clutter which will inevitably show up at least twice a year, and make sure you only use products that are not past their expiration date.

Guest post by Zara Lewis.

You can find Zara here:

http://highstylife.com

I would like to Thank Zara for such a fabulous and helpful post! If you would like to write a guest post for my blog please contact me :

miniaturemilk@gmail.com

Keep up to date with my daily life on my Social Media Links:

YOUTUBE Miniature Milk

INSTAGRAM @Miniature_milk

TWITTER @Imrose1

FACEBOOK Miniature Milk

Miniature milk sign off

YOU NEED TO TRY THIS! DIY BLACK HEAD FACE MASK

DIY Blackhead Peel Face Mask – Easy Recipe

DIY Black head removal peel off face mask and demo.

The latest makeup trends of 2016 include baking, strobing and highlighting your face to look like you have beautiful glowing skin. But where does these trends start beauties? SKINCARE! Piling on concealer, foundation, primer, contour creams and highlighters can clog up those pores leaving your skin your worst enemy! So every once a week we should really pamper our faces, renew our dead skin cells and get rid of unnecessary clogged up pores. I have seen peel off face masks everywhere claiming to remove black heads at a hefty price. Now if the product does what it says on the tin then it’s worth paying for, but what if I told you you could get the same affect for under £5 !?

Want super soft blackhead free skin? Try this affordable DIY face mask.

Please everyone don’t forget to use non toxic children’s school glue, also remember everyones skin type is different so please do a small patch test before putting anything onto your body. 

It would be amazing if you could share the love and subscribe lovelies 😀

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Children’s Non-toxic glue
  • Activated charcoal
  • Mixing bowl and mixing brush

 

DIRECTIONS:

Pop a table spoon of glue into a bowl. Add around 2 table spoons of charcoal and mix into a smooth consistency. Pop it onto your face for around 30 mins (you can use a hair dryer to speed up the process). Peel off from the bottom upwards and avoid right under the eyes as this area of skin is a lot thinner than the rest of your face.

 

You will find silky soft black head free skin underneath! Give it a go now!

Keep up to date with my daily life on my Social Media Links:

YOUTUBE Miniature Milk

INSTAGRAM @Miniature_milk

TWITTER @Imrose1

FACEBOOK Miniature Milk

Miniature milk sign off

HOLLYWOOD GLAM – MAKE UP LOOK

Hollywood Glamour Makeup Look // Drug Store Products

I very rarely go without a winged eye, so when I thought about my next makeup look to post, the Hollywood Glamour look was a no brainer! Hollywood Glam can be very sophisticated, and a red lip always adds a little something extra to an outfit. I decided to go with an extra smokey eye for a slightly edgy look. OH and I filmed it tehe! I’ve wanted to film for my YouTube channel for years.. just never really faced up to uploading but once RACHEL from rachelramblingon.wordpress.com and ROSHNI from roshnimistry.com gave me a little supportive push I thought I would finally pluck up the courage to post this vid I filmed last week!(Thanks Girlies :D)

Hollywood Glam Make Up Look

HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR MAKE UP LOOK

HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR MAKE UP TUTORIAL

PRODUCTS USED
EYES: MAKEUP REVOLUTION RUN BOY RUN
FACE: MAC STUDIO FACE & BODY
BROWS: BENEFIT SPEED BROWS
CONTOURCONTOUR & DEFINE
EYES: SEVENTEEN BLOW OUT
EYES:  SOAP & GLORY MASCARA
HIGHLIGHT: MAKEUP REVOLUTION VIVID HIGHLIGHTER
CONCEAL: MUA PRO BASE 
LIPS: SEVENTEEN LIP LUSTRE
DON’T FORGET TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!
 SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS //
 INSTAGRAM @Miniature_milk  
TWITTER @Imrose1  
PINTEREST @buookie 
FACEBOOK MiniatureMilk 

 

See how I’m getting on with my weight loss here

Leave me your YouTube links and Blogs and I will have a flick through and subscribe 🙂