Monday, 24 July 2017

Indeed Laboratories 

This month I've been trialling two products from Indeed Laboratories. Still a baby in the beauty world, Indeed Labs entered the scene in 2011 with their first flawless skin cream Nanoblur (more about this beauty to come later.) Thrown into the beauty scene by the idea of creating the ultimate secret selfie weapon, they worked to create a collection of high end products with quality ingredients at an affordable price.

Each of their products is targeted at a specific need. Aiming to address your skin woes with maximum results. I was lucky enough to get the chance to try two products from their range with varying results. 

Nanoblur 


Aimed at blurring imperfections and fine lines, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this selfie skin perfecting wonder cream. The formula promises to filter skin leaving you with a silky soft finish. The light diffusing formula creates an instant Matte finish for picture perfect skin, however this was wear my problem with the product lies. Although it does everything it offers on the "tin" I found that due to my dry skin, after one day wear I was crying out for some moisturisation, and so because of this I'd recommend this product for those with oily to combination skin who wish for an even Matte finish. 

Hydraluron 


This deep hydration and moisture boosting serum is the perfect kick for dry skin. It's lightweight formula allows it to penetrate beneath the skins surface so that you get enhanced hydration and a dewy glow. If you follow my blog you'll know I love nothing more than glowing dewy skin, so this product was great for me. Containing hyaloronic acid and marine algae the formula left my skin smoother, softer and more radiant, even gaining me more compliments than usual.

My verdict on Indeed Labs? The packaging is sleek and catches your attention as a brand with some serious know how. If you know your skin issues, then finding a product for you should be easy. 

Would I buy these products again? Yes and no. I'd definitely head down to my local boots for a top of the hydraluron serum when it runs out, but I do have to admit I won't be rushing to try out the Nanoblur again. 

The Indeed Labratories range is available from boots priced from £14.99-£29.99 

Until Next Time 

B x 

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Friday, 21 July 2017

Magnitone Wipeout Cloth 

Every now and again as a blogger, an item drops on your door mat and rocks your world. I hate to sound like one of those omg everything is amazing kind of people, but this product literally did blow my mind. 


With all the makeup I do, it's easy to see why this amazing Magnitone Wipe Out Cloth won me over, but incase you don't yet know about the hype, here's the lowdown. 


This fancy microfibre cloth removes your makeup with just water. Yep your heard me right, that's JUST water. I know, I didn't believe it at first either. 

Unlike traditional cleansing wipes or face cloths, Wipe Out microfibres swell up when wet, grab onto makeup and hold them within so makeup is removed in one sweep without the need to scrub. 


But after a few weeks of trying this beauty out, it's true love. It even removes tough makeup like face paint and waterproof mascara, without much hassle at all.


The perfect essential for all you festival go-ers, makeup lovers and lazy girls who love a good makeup wipe, this pack includes two microfibre cloths that can be thrown in with your washing at 30 degrees and last up to 1000 times. This little beauty seems like quite the bargain at £13.45 for two. 

This also offers the perfect option for those keen to cut their waste as personally I haven't touched a makeup wipe since this little beaut came into my life. 

You can find the Magnitone Wipe Out at Feel Unique here.

What product have you been loving recently? 

Until Next Time 

B x 


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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Blogging from your Phone 

My name is Bethany, I'm a blogger and I don't own a laptop. I know, madness right? Well the more I tell people the more I see that glazed look of but how? Whilst I'll admit my blog photos aren't the most perfect and my videos aren't the most magically edited 99.9% of my blog and videos are created, edited and posted from my phone. How you ask? Well it's all with the help of these handy little apps I'm about to tell you all about. 


The bonus of having no laptop, is that I can constantly blog on the move. It means my content can be more instantaneous and also means I can do things whenever the moment takes me. My phone is also light and it means that my writing and video editing is more carefree and can take place anywhere from the bath (just don't drop your phone in,) to the bus stop. So which apps do you need to get blog savvy on the move? Read on to see my faves... 

Staying Organised 

Notes

If you're like me and love nothing more than being oh so organised, the notes function on an iPhone is great. You will always have it with you when you have that lightbulb moment and it's easy to edit and add to on the move. Don't over look this little tool that the iPhone has to offer, it can be a great way to keep on top of your latest posts and upcoming collaborations. 

Photo Editing  

VSCO Cam 



Oh holy grail of all photo mobile apps. From planning my insta grid to adding the perfect filter, if you don't know about VCSO then do you even use filters? All those perfectly curated insta feeds use them, to make their colour theme just "so." I like to use VSCO for the finishing touches to my photos as well as seeing how my feed will pan out overall. 

PS Express 


My first port of call for editing pictures, this watered down, mobile version of photoshop is perfect for editing my pictures straight from my phone. Although it doesn't offer all of the features of photoshop, it has just the right amount of features that I need to get picture perfect. 

Uploading Images/Video 

SD card reader for iPhone 


If you own nothing else as a blogger, purchase one of these bad boys off eBay. For about £2.50 this little gem will upload your pictures from your DSLR memory card, TO YOUR PHONE! Less faff and better quality photos directly from your mobile on the move. It also means you can import videos straight into imovie on your phone, so all those hours spent travelling to and from events can be used to edit vlog footage straight away.

Have fun with photos 

Pic Collage 


Looking to have fun with your images or need to create that all important start screen for your YouTube? Then Pic Collage is a great tool for just that. With fun text, stickers and a cutting tool to edit your images, it's my go to anytime a picture needs something extra.

Video Editing 

imovie 



The perfect way to edit my videos on the move, imovie on my phone means I can be leaving an event and editing a vlog on the journey home meaning my followers get to the action quicker. A little less intense than the mac version, imovie on the iPhone has all the basics a budding vlogger could need. 

What are your tips for blogging and video editing on the move?

Until Next Time 

B x 

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Let's talk about kindness 

We all know the saying "if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all," but sometimes it seems this is forgotten. With all the negativity, I want to share some little stories about kindness. Personal stories about lovely kind things that people have done for me to help me on my blogging path. 


I have a camera. In fact I have a pretty amazing DSLR. The downside? It's too bulky to take anywhere so when I found myself lucky enough to be invited to an amazing L'Oréal event, I didn't want to have to carry it around as it meant something else to worry about. Sharing my worries with my friend, she ever so kindly lent me her bridge camera which was the perfect size to capture the days events. It was a small gesture, but I was overwhelmed that she would lend me a prized possession so I could get the all important blog and vlog footage I required. 

Another day, another blogger coffee meet, but this one was different. I won't name the blogger, because I feel this person would prefer not to be named. We chatted, had a lovely time and at the end of the coffees, the blogger handed me a box. Inside was lots of colourful makeup, that she had kindly boxed up for me as she no longer needed it and thought the shades were more me. A small gesture to most, but to me this meant the world. I hadn't been able to buy new makeup in a long while, due to having other things financially to think about and this box of goodies gave me a huge kick start and boost at creating new content. 

Both of these gestures, were small and yet so generous and touching and gave me the boost just when I needed it. 

I guess what I wanted this post to be a reminder of, is that we don't need grand gestures to make our day. That friend that lives alone? Ring them up, ask them how they are; you could be the first person they've spoken to all day. Haven't heard from a friend in a while? Check in, ask them if they're ok. 

Know a friend loves mail? Send them a postcard (Paperchase do great ones) letting them know how great they are! 

Not into mail? Support a friend by sharing their latest work. Sing their praises if you love their work. 

We could all be a little more kind. No one is a saint and just one small kind act could make all the difference to those around you. 

Until Next Time

B x  

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Friday, 7 July 2017

TILI Beauty Box Unboxing 

I don't know about you, but I love the excitement of a beauty box landing on my doorstep. It's something about the unknown and the idea of it almost being a gift you know nothing about. QVC's TILI box is now on its 4th edition and I can only see this box getting stronger. 

The box contains a selection of new launches and a carefully selected edit of products across beauty, skincare, makeup, bath & body so you can try products and possibly fall in love. 


Whilst the box I received contained no end of wonderful products, a few in this box are definite stand outs for me. 

Stand Out Products 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish 

I have wanted to try this for as long as I can possibly remember. With a fresh and beautiful scent I can now see why so many shout about this product. The box contains a 30ml sample and its matching cleansing cloth which offer a promise of radiant skin. I'm only 2 weeks in to testing this little beauty, but a little goes a long way and I love how clean and fresh it leaves my skin. The scent is a mix of Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Chamomile, which aswell as smelling great, tone, soothe and purify to leave skin feeling comfortable, balanced and clean. 


O.P.I Nail Lacquer

One of the beautiful shades from the O.P.I Collection. This high gloss and shined grey shade is perfect. A new favourite in my nail collection, the shade lasts a good week before it starts to chip and offers application at lightening speed.


Benefit Roller Lash 

The perfect mini for your handbag, fluttery lashes are a given with Benefit Roller Lash mascara. The hook n roll brush grabs and separates lashes, whilst lifting and curling. I've been loving this for lifted fluttery lashes. 


My overall thoughts on the box is that it is the perfect way to try out some fantastic products and a great way to build up some holiday minis for this time of year. You can get the TILI box online at QVCUK.COM with no on going subscription required for just £20. 

Until Next Time 

B x 

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