Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Beauty | My First Birchbox



Hello Lovelies,
 
I finally did it! I ordered my very first Birchbox and I am sooo glad I did, I just wish I done it earlier. I've tried many many beauty boxes but this is by far my favourite so far, the products are a lot more varied, there was a good variety of make up, skin care and hair care. A lot of the beauty boxes I subscribed to were very skin care or hair care orientated and didn't have much variety.



In the May box I got;
 
Beaver Shampoo
Beaver Conditioner
Sample of Givenchy perfume which smells amazing, fyi
Kueshi Foot Cream
LOC shadow stick
Caudalie Moisturiser
Unicorn Tears Beauty Blender
 
This costs just £10 a month + £2.95p&p, I think this is such a bargain considering how much you get in it and most of the brands are very well known and amazing.  I can't wait to receive my future boxes from Birchbox.
 
What is your favourite beauty subscription service? Let me know in the comments below
 
 
Love Gill x

Monday, 16 May 2016

Beauty | Soap & Glory Wonderbronze


Hello Lovelies,
 
Hope you are well and enjoyed the sunshine this weekend! I was busy sunning myself on the beach.
 
With Summer starting to break through we all want to be tanned, bronzed and glowing right? Well I have found the perfect product to do just that. Soap & Glory's Wonderbronze is a shimmer brick with gorgeous bronze, copper, rose gold and white gold highlight.
 
I love the wheel design of this as it gets every shade onto your brush and gives such a gorgeous bronzed highlight look on your cheeks. It glides on to the skin and blends out beautifully, the pigmentation is amazing so you don't need a lot of product at all.



 
Can we just appreciate all the gorgeous shades in this? it is by far my favourite bronzer yet, I don't think I own anything else like it.
 
The shade I have is 'Sundaze' and costs £11.00 which is slightly more pricey in comparison to other drugstore brands but the extra pennies is definitely worth it! Boots are always doing offers on Soap & Glory products so keep an eye out for that.

 
Let me know in the comments below what your favourite bronzer is?
 
 
Love Gill x

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Lifestyle | Favourite Instagram Accounts

 
Hello Lovelies,


One of my favourite social media platforms is Instagram, I love looking at all the pretty pictures, photography skills and it gives me so much inspiration for my own Instagram. Personally, I love themed accounts the best as I find them much more pleasing to look through.
 
Below are just some of my favourite Instagram accounts at the moment:
 
Becky - MilkBubbleTea
 
 

I love Becky's insta, it's so light, bright and fresh - everything I love in an instagram account. Such amazing photography skills and full of cuteness.

Lauren - itslittlelauren

 

I just love all the baking inspo on Lauren's account, I mean it's just amazing isn't it?! There is a good variety of lifestyle, beauty and fashion.
 
Catherine - lovecatherine

 

One word - PINK! and don't I just love it!! Catherine's account is filled to the brim with pink beauty products / candles / nails you name it. if you are a lover of pink - definitely check out her account.

Becky - lipgloss-and-lashes
 
 
Another Becky yayy her account is to die for, again very bright and light with excellent photography skills. full of amazing beauty products that I am always wanting to try out.
 
Ellie


Awwwww Ellie! Now as most of you will know I own a little Shih Tzu, Daisy and she is my absolute world. I am obsessed with following Shih Tzu accounts and Ellie is my absolute favourite (after Daisy of course). She is just adorable - you NEED to go and have a look.
 
If you want to check out my Instagram you can head over to Instagram.com/mrsgmcx *cheeky little plug*

Write down in the comments below your fave Instagram accounts so I can go check them out
 
 
Love Gill x

Monday, 9 May 2016

Beauty | NYX Haul


Hello Lovelies,
 
This post has got to be up there with one of the most exciting for me, a lot of you may be like and? who cares? But, Nyx has come to my local Boots eeeep! *squeals* I literally could have fainted when I saw it, the counter was immaculate, everything in place and everything in stock until I arrived
 
It did cross my mind if I should buy everything and put it on my credit card yolo but I decided to be a boring sensible human being and picked up a handful of items to try out before returning for everything else! I have a feeling the credit card could be jumping out my purse soon, everything is so amazing. I can not fault anything that I bought and will for sure be doing reviews soon.
 
Anyway... moving on to what I actually bought. I picked up the contour palette as I have the ABH one and love it so thought I would also try out a cheaper version to compare,so far so good. I also picked up a couple of brow products, a setting gel and a brow pencil both in the shade Blonde. I then popped the dewy finish spray into my basket as I've tried and repurchased the matte spray a few times now so wanted to give this a try. Lastly is my favourite item, the Nyx liquid suede lipstick in the shade 'tea & cookies' sooo pigmented and lasts for ages I can not wait to pick up more of these!

Have you tried Nyx products before? What's your favourite? Let me know in the comments below x


Love Gill x

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Beauty | Best Facial Oil Ever?!



Hello Lovelies,
 
Hope you are all well, we are half way through the week already yayy, I wish it was a 4 day week every week!

As you may have spotted in my April Favourites, I've been using the AD Skin Synergy night treatment oil and loving it. I received this in my YouBeauty subscription box and being a facial oil lover I was excited to see this and give it a go. I am SO glad I tried this as soon as I got it as it has totally changed my skin for the better.

My skin used to be dehydrated and dry in patches but no more due to this little beaut boosting my skin with hydration and nourishment. My skin now has a lovely glow and is baby soft! I noticed a massive difference from using this in just a matter of days, I use around 3-4 pumps and massage it into my face and neck area before going to bed.


I've used plenty of oils in the past including rosehip and jojoba oil which I like using but this is just that little bit better. It's very light and absorbs into the skin a bit quicker than other oils and you don't wake up in the morning with your face still feeling oily.
 
I've noticed the bottle states limited edition so I need to do my homework and figure out if I can buy more of this as I honestly can't imagine not using this anymore! If you are looking for a facial oil I definitely recommend you looking into this!
 
Do you use facial oils? Let me know in the comments below what your favourite is.

Love Gill x

Monday, 2 May 2016

April Monthly Favourites



Hello Lovelies,
 
Hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday Monday! Can you actually believe it is May already? It's scary to think that we are nearly half way through the year already. Eeeeek!
Today I'm sharing with you everything I have been using and loving throughout April...
 
First up is the Nourishing Night Treatment, I got this in my YouBeauty subscription and this stuff is amazinngggg I noticed such a huge difference in my skin in just a couple days from using this. I will be doing an in depth review soon so keep an eye out for that one




Next up is the Nars Sheer Glow foundation, this has made a feature in my faves before but because I have been fake tanning recently I use this as it's too dark for me with no tan. This is such a light feeling foundation on me but gives amazing coverage and longevity. Love it!
 
I mention tanning above which is becoming a bit of a constant feature in my life right now as I can't handle being pale when the sun comes out lol. I've been using the Cocoa Brown tan which is my all time favourite I have used SO many fake tans and all are either too smelly, too orange, to streaky etc but this one just does everything for me. Yay, my life is complete :)
 


As you all know I am a massive matte lip girl but as the weather is starting to change my lips have been getting a bit dry, which is not a good look for matte lips. Whilst I find a really good lip cream I have been using creamy lipsticks. My go to has been this L'Oreal lippy in the shade '256 - Blush Fever'
 
And last but by no means least I have been using the Rimmell by Kate Moss contouring palette everyday throughout April - the blush in particular is my fave. If you want to read a more in depth review on this, you can go to my post here
 
Let me know in the comments below what your faves are?
 

Love Gill x