Please the excuse the lack of updates recently, I could give you all of the reasons for that. But, truth be told, I was not inspired to write here for some time. And I can’t think of anything worse than a
half-arsed forced feature on beauty. However, I did post Insta stories almost daily.
But the other day I saw that makeup products which made me go all: “Oh, I want that”. And that does not happen that often so it deserves a mention.
Meet the new Bite Beauty Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss.
Shown are the shades: Rose Meringue, shimmering warm rose and Guava Puff, shimmering nude pink
While I am
Wearing a mask is our new reality. So you may as well like the one you choose to get. While it would be incredible not to need one at all (not to have the virus, I mean), more and more brands are releasing masks.
And, not gonna lie, I
not so secretly love looking at what other people are wearing. I have seen it all already, it seems, from favourite football clubs to the flags of the countries, you name it.
You can honesty find pretty much everything you can think of, depending on your taste and budget.
Here are three options which I chose, they all are high end, and have a £30+ price tag.
Holistic Silk Pure Mulberry Silk Anti Pollution Mask, £36 here
Holistic Silk is the brand I really love, and all their products (which I have tried) are high quality. Besides, they had face masks before the pandemic. I love that fact that they have both simple and colourful designs. While £36 is not cheap, silk is a real game changer when it
Rouge Bunny Rouge just launched (on the 31st of July 2020) a new line of lipsticks – Velvet Whispers Full Colour Matt lipsticks, there are 7 shades, and I was sent all of them to share with you.
I took a photo of every shade separately, so here they are; a photo of the 7th shade you can see below.
How beautiful are they?
The shades are:
- 106 Vigorous Whiff – berry
- 107 Lighthearted Murmur – baby pink
- 108 Visionary Breath – this coral is like summer in a tube
- 109 Ambitious Insinuation – classic red
- 110 Mirthful Innuendo – taupy nude
- 111 Sanguine Sigh – I am struggling to find a good description for this shade, so just check the swatch. A reddish sienna, perhaps?
- 112 Innocent Inhale – raspberry red
I have been wearing these for a week, and I loved creating an outfit based on the colour, you can actually see
A few days ago we looked at part 1 of my Top 6 Welsh Brands, and here is part 2!
My, my, my Delilah…
Lulu and Boo here
Shown: Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub, £33; Frankincense Regeneration Serum, £33.60; Mandarin and Almond Bath & Body Oil, £20.90
Lulu & Boo Organics is described as is a natural, organic skincare company. It was founded in 2010 in Cardiff, Wales.
Unlike some other brands, which are mostly body/hair/fragrance, Lulu & Boo offer a wide variety of face products. And there are also some luxurious treats for mums-to-be and their babies.
During the lock down, I’ve decided to research some smaller/independent British brands, and get some things from them. So today I want to share the results with you, and I will start with the Welsh brands. I have chosen 6 to feature. And there will be 2 parts, as, otherwise, the posts would be too long.
So get yourself a cup of Glengettie, stick on Tom Jones (sex bomb, sex bomb, you’re my seeeex boooom ) and have a read.
Catherine Zeta-Jones would approve!
All the photos of the beauty that is Wales are by me, promo photos of the products are from the brands.
The Good Wash Company website
This is quite a new brand founded just in 2018 in Barry by Mandy Powell, an ex Welsh International Hockey and Touch Rugby Player and Kelly Davies, a former Wales and Professional Footballer.
Shown: Soap £6.50; Good Bath Oil, £9.50; Glân Hand Sanitiser, £5; Luxury Soy Wax Candle, £17
Not only it looks super chic and high end, and ‘totally lysh’ (lush in English), as the ladies describe it but the brand also supports some good causes. You can read more about them here. The aim of the brand, according to the founders was to create a “luxury Welsh brand with a humble social conscience”.
This brand feels like a child of Aesop/Grown Alchemist and Le Labo (packaging wise) but for like half of the price.
I showed this