Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Green & Spring Rich Night Cream

Green & Spring are a company that celebrate the British countryside and were kind enough to send me some products for me to test. I found the brand on Instagram and was instantly drawn to its beautiful design, how lovely is the little bird? Having done a little more research, the birds actually have a story behind them. Each bird that the brand uses can be found in Britain, and its colour signifies which Green & Spring range the product is part of.

The products are all inspired by the British countryside, and are created using herbs and flowers native to Britain and are known to have therapeutic qualities. The products even have spring water used from the Cowley estate that Rose, the founder of the company, works on. All products are 100% natural botanical materials and the packaging is made of recyclable material.

I've been testing out the Rich Night Cream for the past few months, using it when I felt my skin needed a little something extra. The consistency is really lovely, not too thick or thin. I've found that you can actually build the thickness of the cream as well, so for people who have drier skin this is an added extra. I have combination skin and I find a thin layer is the perfect amount for me.

I usually put on a thin layer before going to sleep, it's really lightweight on my skin and just feels like normal moisturiser. When I wake, I find that my skin looks much brighter and healthier than if I go without it. If I'm doing a breakfast waitressing shift, I always try and pop this on the night before, as I find it makes me look a bit more alive for my 8am shift!

Aside from making me look less like a zombie, my favourite part about this cream is its aroma. As described on the pot, its ingredients include: carrot, chamomile, lavender, bilberry and comfrey. It is inspired by wild, ancient hedgerows and I can definitely sense that in its smell. It's very fresh, like a well looked after garden with a hint of sweetness. It is very strong and unusual, but I very much like it! If you're looking to support a British company, which celebrates the British countryside, then look no further. 

Thank you for reading. 

Love, Gweni xxx 

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This post contains press samples but all opinions are my own.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Eye Makeup for No Eyelashes (Trichotillomania)

I've recently posted a video on my YouTube channel about how I cover up my bald eyelids. Hope you enjoy! I've written a blogpost version of this video here: Eye Makeup for No Eyelashes if you were interested. I have plenty of content on Trichotillomania as well, just click the 'Trichotillomania' tab. 

Thank you for watching!

Love, Gweni xxx

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger

From blogging for the past year and a half, I have found myself doing some of these and wanted to share them with you all!

G Beauty: Confessions of a Beauty Blogger

Our makeup is not always on point

Sometimes we are not on fleek. Sometimes our winged liner is not the same. Sometimes our contour goes muddy. Sometimes our false lashes unglue themselves. Sometimes our lipstick rubs off. Sometimes our eyebrows aren't the same. Sometimes our lipstick makes our teeth look yellow. Sometimes we really need to get our eyebrows shaped. We are not perfect.

We often go without makeup

We have makeup free days as well! Or in my case, weirdly often. Makeup is expensive, we don't want it wasted on days where we don't even move from our desk. It is also not great for your skin? Another reason to leave it for a day or two. 

We worry about being judged on our makeup in real life

I'm not a makeup artist - I'm just your regular Jane, writing my little opinions on the internet! Please don't judge meeeeeee.

We don't know how to use products without over scrutinising them

I can no longer try a product without taking every single aspect into account. Swatching products is a logistical nightmare. Is it a dupe? How long will it last? Can I get it discounted? How many shades does it come in? Does it come in other formulas? No more "My eyebrow pencil has run out, I'm going to pop into Boots to get a new one.".

We like to out-knowledge salespeople

Maybe this is just me, I am a liiiiiiiittle bit competitive. If someone on a beauty counter is talking to me, trying to sell me a product, chances are I'm going to be responding with opinions and facts of my own. It must be so annoying for them, but I can't help it.

We do other people's makeup in our heads

I really hate that I do this, makes me feel like such a bad person but seriously, sometimes you just can't help it. So many eyebrows to fix, so many times I want to add a bit of dimension to someones face. It's a hard life, honestly.

These are just a FEW of my beauty blogger confessions. I would love to hear what yours are! If you're as bad as me. Thank you for reading!

Love, Gweni xxx

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