I'm back this month with another Birchbox and this month its theme for September is Sweet Simplicity. Its nearly Autumn and this box reminds me of summer and I'm trying to hold on top summer for as long as possible! So stay tuned to find out what I got in this months Birchbox!

When we think of beauty we always think of Skincare for our face and I think the last thing we think about is nail care. Being a Beauty Therapist I always have to take care of my nails because you cannot imagine how many manicures I do in a week. In this post, I will be sharing with you all the tips I've learnt so you can take care of your nails!

Following on from my recent collection post which was My Lipstick Collection I thought I would stick with the lip products theme and move on to my lip gloss collection. Lip gloss never used to be my favourite product but over the years I have truly found a love for them and that's where my collection begins. 

When I was about 14 I think that's when my obsession for makeup began and my collection began to grow. Over the years I have learnt a few tips and tricks on all different things to do with makeup either if its to help prolong the longevity of my makeup or to give my eyeshadows more pigment. In today's post, I'll be sharing with you all of the makeup tips that I've learnt over the years!

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will notice that I usually talk about affordable and drugstore makeup a lot, I think that the highstreet can produce really good quality makeup the same as high-end makeup but for a fraction of the price. However, I will say that there are definitely products out there that I would gladly spend the extra money on and that's what I'll be showing you today in this post, I've also done this post before on a few other products Id spend my money on!

I have definitely done quite a few skincare posts in the past on my routine like My Skincare Routine which was one of my first ever posts and then a few months later I did my Updated Skincare Routine. This time I thought I would split my posts in half and dedicate a post to each my Morning and Nighttime routine to fully go in-depth with all my products and practices. 

I know Summer is nearly over but I'm not putting away my sunglasses just yet as its looking like we're going to be getting some good weather in the UK this week. Perfume can be very selective, during the year I tend to change up my scents pretty often depending on the season. Now we are in Summer I thought I'd share with you all the perfumes that I think will be perfect for this time of year, I've also done an older version of this post last year if you'd like to check it out!

This month I have finally decided to carry on with my Brand Favourites post, I have already done my MUA and Revolution posts that you can also check out. Collection has been a brand that I have used and loved for years, they have products that I will always come back to and love. This is an affordable brand that you can get in the UK High-street that I think everyone has tried out before just because of how good their products are for such a reasonable price!

Another new month means another new Birchbox. Now we're all the way in August and the year as always is going really fast. This months box is so beautifully designed and really reminds me of summer (Even though while writing this it is currently raining and grey) because of the gorgeous yellow and orange shades. This month there's a range of products from Makeup, Skincare, Body care and haircare all in one box!

In another instalment of my Makeup Collection series and this time I've decided to go for Lipsticks! I was planning on just doing a whole post for all of my lip products but we would be here all day so I thought I would separate it all into smaller posts for each category. Lipstick is one of my favourite makeup products to use and have been collecting them for years and I'm now really happy with my collection that I wanted to share with you, This is a bit of a long post so grab a cuppa!

{Ad - Gifted} A few weeks ago I was kindly gifted The PMD Clean Smart Cleansing Devise and I think the company read my mind because I was on the lookout for a cleansing device for ages and then the email arrived! I have now been using it for over two weeks to give it a thorough test to truly see if it improves my skincare routine. 

When deciding what posts to write for the month I always go over all of my posts and this month I realised that I haven't done an empties post in a while here are my others. Being a beauty blogger I always seem to try out new things and hardly ever completely finish a product so when I do I have to talk about it. This month there's a mix between Makeup, Skincare and Perfume (I don't think I've ever actually fully finished a perfume before!) and I'll let you know if they are worth rebuying!

{Gifted} A few weeks ago I was kindly gifted a few hair styling products from SGX NYC. SGX NYC was a brand developed by an award-winning NYC hairstylist, This brand also delivers cutting-edge formulas that transform your hair. I was sent three different products the Dry Touch Volumising Dry Shampoo, Under Control Finishing Spray and The Do-It-All 3 in 1 Dry Texture Spray that I've been testing out for a few weeks to give you an in-depth review of how I feel about these products. 

Korean Beauty is fast becoming very popular in the UK beauty industry and I've always been really interested in their products and now I have finally got a few sheet masks to try out. I took a trip down to my favourite shop Tk Maxx and brought a few different sheet masks from different K Beauty Brands to put them to the test! 

AD / Alone time is really important especially when you've been working long hours so I thought I'd do another post about how I relax and spend time for myself during the summer. I have done a post similar before in my Autumn Pamper Night In but for this post, I have switched it up to show you how I practise self-care during the summer with an at-home spa evening!

Last year I started a series on this blog where I show you 5 products all under £5 and to carry on the series I have decided to show you 5 of my favourite foundations that are all under £5! I have been using these foundations and giving them a fair test to give you extra affordable makeup that really works!
birchbox flatlay with products, notebooks and makeup brushes

Another Summer month means another great Birchbox. This month the theme of the box is all things Unicorn with the box having a really pretty holographic design to it, this made me even more excited to dive inside and see what products I got this month. 

iPhone blog apps flatlay

Apps really do make the world go round and being a blogger has shown me how reliant I actually am with them to get my posts ready to be published. Being a blogger can be hard and even though I haven't been doing it as long as some other people, in the time that I have been blogging I have found quite a few apps that help me make it a little bit easier. In today's post, I'm going to let you in on the secret and share with you all my favourite apps that I use as a blogger!
summer makeup flatlay with makeup products

The summer is still here in the UK and around the world and I'm trying to keep up with Summer vibes as long as I can as it has to be one of my favourite seasons! I have done a few posts in the past sharing my Summer Skincare Essentials so I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about all the makeup products I need to get through the hot weather!
june birchbox flatlay with notebooks, makeup, skincare and makeup brushes

Summer has officially arrived and in the UK we are kind of seeing the results of it with a bit of sun here and there. This month I have received another great Birchbox which has a really pretty summery design to it that I can't wait to dive into and see what I got. 
hand luggage items sunglasses, kindle, notebooks and beauty products

I am obsessed with being organised and for a holiday I think if it's possible that I've become even more obsessed. I have lists for everything and I've recently just sat down and wrote my hand luggage list, I'm going to be going on a nearly 10-hour flight so I need to be prepared. In this post, I have put together all the items and products that I'll be taking in my hand luggage bag and I have also created a FREE printable checklist for you to use on your next holiday! 
suncreens flatlay with 4 different sun creams

Summer was supposed to have arrived in the UK but looking out the window while writing this post you wouldn't think so. Even though at this moment the sun isn't shining hopefully we will get some soon and some of you may have a holiday booked so I thought id put together all of my favourite sunscreens that are designed for the face! Not a lot of people know this but even in the Winter we should be wearing SPF to stay protected so this post will be useful all year round. 
travel makeup bag flatlay

The countdown has officially begun and it is now only 16 days until my Jamaica holiday and I have to tell you that I think all of my posts leading up to it will be holiday themed. The first post in a line of more summery posts is actually my Travel Makeup bag. This was a hard post to write because I actually had to sit and think about what products to take away with me when all I wanted to do was take my whole collection but I think for an 11 day holiday that may be too much! So get ready to grab a cuppa and a biscuit because this is going to be a long one.

{Ad - Gifted} A few weeks ago I was kindly gifted a Derma Roller and some goodies to give a try from DermaRollerSystem (you can check out their website here). I have been wanting to try a Derma Roller for ages so I was very excited to give this gadget a go. There are so many benefits with using a derma roller so I wanted to see if the hype was all true.

Summer has finally arrived even though in the UK it really doesn't look like it, it's still pretty cloudy and rainy but I thought a few summer eyeshadow looks will be just the trick to bring the sun out. I have put together a post with all of my favourite palettes to use during the summer with two Drugstore and to High-end.

Summer has officially arrived and now when I'm sitting here writing this post the Sun is actually out and shining and it is 25°. Summer has got to be one of my favourite months but it isn't very forgiving for our skin, So I thought I put this list together of all the products I use on my skin to get me through the summer months. 

Following on from my latest collection post which was my Blush Collection I thought to carry on the theme I'd go with my Bronzers. A lot of bronzers that I have are actually in different face palettes but for the sake of this post, I'm just putting all of my single bronzers. I didn't use to wear bronzer that much as I couldn't find shades for me but now my love of the product is growing along with my collection.

Another instalment in my Brand Favourites posts and this time I thought I would go with another great drugstore brand which is MUA. I have been using the brand for years and I think some of my first ever makeup products was from this brand. Over the years I have found my ultimate favourites from MUA that I can't live without that I'll share with you here today! 

Cleaning makeup brushes really is a very boring task that I know we all try to avoid but then it comes to that time when we can't escape it any longer. That's why I decided to put this guide together on the best and easiest way to clean your makeup brushes so that they are sanitised and ready to go!

A new month means a brand new Birchbox! May means the beginning of Summer with hot weather and longer days and with this box some brand new products. The packing of this months box is extra cute and definitely spring and summery. Each month I'm always excited to see what treats I have in the box and this box definitely wasn't an exception and if you get a box this month you get a FREE Ciate Dewy Stix!

Spring and nearly summer have arrived so it is now the season for dry lips which I know no one is very fond of. Dry and cracked lips are not the best to deal with especially when the weather removes all the moisture from the lips, so I thought I'd put this list together of all the best lip balms to tackle those pesky dry lips. I have also added some dry lip treatments to aid in the rehydration of our lips!

Now that we are officially in spring I thought it would be the perfect time to have a spring clean of my skincare routine and introduce some new skincare for oily skin. Some of these products I was very kindly sent and they have made their way into my permanent skincare routine. All of these products I have found are great for my skin and are the best skincare for oily skin.
the best non-sticky lip glosses

Spring has definitely sprung in the UK and when it does I always get extra excited to switch up my makeup and this time I have been overly obsessed with Lip gloss. The only problem with lip gloss is the stickiness, I can't stand my lips being extra tacky or sticky so I have put this list together of the best non-sticky lip glosses that I've found work brilliantly and wear comfortably and I think I may have found the best non-sticky lip gloss!
product combinations you need in your life

While looking through all of my products while deciding what posts to write I had a wave of inspiration to write about products that when combined together work even better than when they are on their own! All of these combinations can be used with any products of your choosing for them to be tailored to you. 
the fab pore range

{Gifted} A few weeks ago I was surprised to come home to a bright pink package on my doorstep and on further inspection I realised it was from Soap & Glory and I was instantly excited to see what was inside. I have been apart of the #babesofglory team and I hadn't received anything for a while since all the great Christmas gift sets that you can read about in my Soap & Glory Glitz The Season pos,t so this package was a big surprise. I was lucky enough to be gifted a few products from The Fab Pore range and their new product the Blot Right Now Blotting Sheets which I needed to try out right away. 
april birchbox

A new month means a new birchbox and that's always a good thing. April is always a good month because there's the beginning of spring which means its Summer soon! This month I was overly obsessed with the packaging of this box because of its colour design and it made me even more excited to dive right in and check out the products. 
start of the year favourites

While going through my blog again I didn't realise how long it's been since I did a whole favourites post. I don't do monthly favourites because I'm a creature of habit and like to use products that I know what for me but when I do find new favourites you will know! This post I have put together all of my favourites that I've collected from the first few months of this year!
procoal face scrub flatlay

Gifted / A few weeks ago I was kindly gifted this Exfoliating face mask from Procoal to try out and I think they may have read my mind because I was needing a new exfoliator as my skin was having a crazy dry spell. I have been using this mask for two weeks now and here I'll show you everything I think about it!
product empties

I realised while having a look through all of my posts that I haven't actually done a empties post in a while so I thought this would be the perfect time to do one. For me, it's actually hard to get finish a product because I like to try new things but I've been able to collect a few products from the start of the year to share with you for this post. 
primark beauty mini palettes flatlay

On a trip into town when all I was supposed to get was was new socks and toothpaste but I ended up leaving with three new palettes the Berry Velvet, Soft Camo and Peach Dream palettes which all have 9 different shades with a mix of shimmer and matte shades all for only £3 each! In this post, I will be reviewing each of the palettes with an eye shadow look each. 
pink lip products perfect for spring

Spring has now finally sprung, and even though where I am it's still all grey and cloudy I thought it's definitely time for some spring posts. I have written a post way back near the start of my blogging journey about Pink Products Perfect For Spring and I thought that I would go into it a bit more and talk about all the pink lip products!
march birchbox

Here we are again with another Birchbox post and this month we are here with the March box which is actually my 1-year box! I'm (again) really excited to see what is in this box as I love the design this month which I think is partly because in March it's International Woman's Day! 
my blush collection

This will be the second instalment to my collection series with a lot more to come. For this post, I thought I switched it up a bit and go through my blushes which are probably one of my favourite makeup products. A few posts ago I wrote my Makeup Declutter so you can find out which blushers didn't make the cut and to find out which ones stayed keep reading!
drugstore vs high-end: silver firming masks

I am a budget junkie and if I can get anything a little bit cheaper or for a discount then I definitely will. Dupes are my absolute favourites to find and I think I might have found some with the products that I'll compare today in my new series for this blog Drugstore Vs Highstreet! 
my favourite revolution products

At the beginning of the year, I went through all of my makeup and did a whole post about it which you can find here and while doing this I discovered a whole collection of products that I love and realised that the majority of them came from Revolution. In this post, I will be sharing with you all of my Revolution Favourites!
unexpected beauty loves

Do you ever just judge a book by its cover even though you know that you shouldn't if you do then your just like me and I even do it with beauty products. For this post, I have gathered up all the products that I didn't expect to love!

Decluttering has been very popular in this new year and I have to say that I have been watching so many satisfying youtube videos of people organising all of their makeup. Looking through my makeup collection I am in need of a good declutter and that's what I'll be doing in today's post!

On a recent trip to Superdrug I came across the new launch of products from Revolution and had to get it. Revolution has recently released their Matte Base collection which I think was literally made just for me! I got the foundation and concealer to test out and review for you guys. 

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I love a good flatlay, I think 99.9% of my blog photo's are flatlays and I love creating them. So I thought for this post I would put together all the tips I have to create (what I think is) the perfect template.