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Fashion // Arm Candy Feat. Cartier Love Braclet Replica

I have written a blog post on the Cartier Love Bracelet replicas before but I can't resist writing about them again. I would love nothing more than being able to afford a £5,000 bracelet but I seriously doubt I will ever be able to. My car cost a little more than that. Obviously if I could afford an original Cartier Love Bracelet made out of the finest 18 carat white gold then I sure as hell would do but for now, a cheap look-a-like off of eBay for a couple of pounds will just have to do.

Type 'Love Bracelet' into eBay and hundreds of results will come up - the majority of which are located in China. Some will say they are made out of gold or silver but I think you will find they are made out of the highest quality alloy you can find. Whilst I can't find the exact seller I bought mine from, this seller is selling them for less then a couple of pounds each which is great considering it isn't £4,500. 

They may be cheap but unlike other cheap jewellery, they don't make your skin go green after a period of use which is utterly surprising. I find that my bracelets are rather temperamental when it comes to trying to open them but hey, it is well worth the cuts and bruises! I would like to say that is a joke but alas, it is not.

Watch wise, I have found myself wearing this Rotary watch more and more often recently. I have about 6 watches which I usually wear on rotation (so the other watches don't feel left out) but this little beauty has been a permanent fixture on my wrist recently. The mesh strap makes it really comfortable to wear although it is slightly too loose for my wrist so I try not to make any sudden arm movements just in case it flies away.


Other // Eat Your Photo Personalised Cupcakes + Giveaway!

Oh my goodness. There is nothing I love more in this world than cake. I'm not fussy on the type of cake either - any cake will do. So when I had the chance to try out some personalised cake I was so happy. It was like a dream come true! The company behind the personalised cupcakes, and various other personalised food items is Eat Your Photo.

Eat Your Photo is a website where you can order cakes, cookies, brownies, chocolates.. all with a personalised touch. You can upload your photo to the website and get it put onto whatever you so wish in edible form.. In my instance, a sweet little photo of my dog wearing a party hat plonked on top of a delicious chocolate cupcake. I always said my dog was good enough to eat!

With cakes available in chocolate or vanilla and in various sizes and designs, if you like cake you will have a field day. Is there nothing better than having a nice man knock on your door delivering you cake? I think not. My mum and I had a wonderful time devouring a cupcake or two each when these arrived at my doorstep. I have tried many a baked good but these cupcakes are lovely and the icing is to die for. Even better? They give you a list of ingredients in the box so you know exactly what you are eating. Eat Your Photo is such a wonderful idea and makes a great gift, especially for a birthday.

The lovely people of Eat Your Photo are very kindly letting me give away a box of personalised cupcakes, just for you. All you have to do is live in the UK and follow a couple of requirements in the widget below!

The giveaway will end in two weeks time, after that time I will chose someone at random. All you have to do is send me the photo you would like to eat, then a box of cupcakes will be in the post for you! 


Review // Bee Good Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

If there is one product I could not live without within my skincare regime then it is definitely cleansing water. I use it in the morning after I have washed my face, right before I apply my moisturiser then I use it after I take my make-up off in the evening. The majority of cleansing waters have the ability to remove make-up solely but I try not to use them like that. Instead, I use the dreaded make-up removing wipe to remove my make-up before going over my face with a cotton pad soaked in cleansing water. One of the main reasons why I love cleansing waters is due to the feeling your skins feels after using them. The face is left feeling thoroughly cleansed and toned whilst feeling much softer and more refreshed than before. You get the feeling of having a cleansed face without having to turn the tap on.

I recently had the chance to try out the Bee Good Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water* from the brand Bee Good. I had never heard of them before but Bee Good is a skincare company which uses only natural based ingredients in its products. One of its main source of natural ingredients is bees, hence the name and the sweet packaging! You will find that most of their products, if not all, has ingredients that come straight from British bees, with a share of all Bee Good products going straight back into UK beekeeping causes.

About the Bee Good Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water:
"Our award-winning Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water dissolves make-up, cleanses and tones the skin - no water needed! Gentle enough to use on the delicate eye area, it leaves skin bee-autifully clean, toned and refreshed. The active ingredients include moisturising British wild flower honey, brightening red algae, refreshing wild water mint and British propolis."

Firstly, I love the sweet packaging with the little bees! I don't normally comment on packaging of products but I really like the look of the bottle to this cleansing water. It definitely differs from the other bottles of toners/waters sitting on my shelf. I expected the top of the bottle to have an easy-to-pour lid but it is a 'push-down' top so you have to tip the bottle and squeeze it out which at first I thought "this is not quick and easy" but actually, it is a great way of making sure you don't waste any product as you can easily control the amount of product you use.

As the cleansing water contains mint, I really expected it to smell very strongly of mint but it doesn't, not at all. Nor does it smell of honey. It doesn't have a distinctive smell but it does smell quite refreshing, although it isn't noticeable on the skin after you apply it. Unlike a Botanics toner I have recently tried, the Bee Good Cleansing Water isn't a coloured water, it is completely clear. 

The first time I tried this cleansing water, I really wanted to put it to the test so I used it to take off my eye make-up to see how well it would work on stubborn eyeliner and mascara. And actually - it worked really well! It removed every single scrap of make-up without irritating the eyes and I didn't feel the need to wash my face afterwards like I usually do when I take my make-up off with a make-up removing wipe. 

I really enjoyed using the Bee Good Honey & Mint Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water. It completely refreshes the skin whilst removing make-up and cleansing skin in water form. You only need a few drops of the cleansing water on a cotton pad to refresh the face, although I did use a bit more when it came to taking make-up off. This product does exactly what it claims to do whilst using natural ingredients from the UK and supporting British beekeepers whilst remaining cruelty free. At £10 for 100ml, it is slightly pricier than my usual toners/cleansing waters but I currently trying to look after my skin better so this is definitely a great way to start.

(Or a duo pack for £16.50)


Review // Lush Stardust Bath Bomb Review

It is the end of Jan and I am still battling to get through my mountain of Christmas Lush Bath Bombs. I recently posted my Christmas Lush Haul which did a great job of reminding me which products I currently have within the small pile gathering dust in my bathroom. My most recent "Lush bath" was all down to the Lush Stardust Bath Bomb.

I have tried quite a few of the Lush Christmas range now and I would say that the Stardust Bath Bomb is one of the simplest design wise. It is very plain and simple - something which drew me to it immediately. Don't get me wrong, I like the all singing, all dancing Lush Bath Bombs as much as the next person but after the Dashing Santa and Cinders Bath Bombs both made me look as if I were sat in my own bodily fluids, I was looking forward to trying simple.

Firstly, Stardust is by far my favourite scent out of all of the Lush Christmas range. It smells incredibly fresh and clean with a slight vanilla fragrance to it. It's just so heavenly, if they had this product in the permanent range all year round I would probably buy one a week purely for the scent alone.

When dropped under hot water, Stardust immediately fizzes which allows milky white and pale blue foam to trickle out. The whole bath bomb dissolves fairly quickly, making the bath water turn a cloudy, murky pale blue. Whilst the water changes colour, an added little extra is finally noticeable in the bath tub. Floating to the top of the surface is little, colourful stars which reminded me of table confetti. Like always, I never Google a bath bomb to see what happens as I enjoy the element of surprise and this was definitely no different!

I reluctantly got out of the bath smelling absolutely wonderful - a scent which lingered on the skin a couple of hours after first appearing. Whilst my skin also had a very subtle shimmer to it, I didn't leave the bath covered in stars!

I really enjoyed using the Lush Stardust Bath Bomb and I am really sad that we can't buy it all year round. If they bring it out this Christmas then I will most definitely be stocking up! 


Review // Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Raspberry

Before Christmas my sister became slightly obsessed with Zoella and her Youtube channel. She texted me one day asking if I had dry lips, a slightly odd and random message to receive out of the blue one evening I have to admit. I replied with yes and forgot all about it, then I opened this little beauty on Christmas Day. I think I actually said "ooh" outloud! I know you are now thinking "what has Zoella got to do with all of this?" I think this product was in one of her favourites videos and somehow it made my sister think of me. My sister bought the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Raspberry. I had never heard of this before, nor had I ever tried a Clarins product before so I was really looking forward to giving it a try!

About the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil:
"The ultimate lip care treatment! Containing 3 key plant extracts, this non-sticky oil with a melting, lip-plumping formula will leave lips feeling nourished and comfortable. Apply alone or over lipstick for a lightly coloured and natural shiny lip."

My lips are always sore and dry and as gross as it sounds, I do find myself picking at them or touching them quite a lot which I imagine is quite a bad and, lets face it, gross habit to have. I am not much of a lip balm fan, purely because I dislike the shiny, greasy feel they leave on the lips. Instead I exfoliate them twice a day with the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub but even that isn't enough to help at the moment. Fortunately, this product is a life-saviour.

The Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil comes in the standard Clarins red boxed packaging which I quite like but the best bit is definitely the bottle. It looks so luxurious, which I guess it is. Whilst it isn't cheap, this product isn't too expensive, especially considering how god damn good it is. For £18.00 you get 7ml of product for your money which isn't too bad, especially considering how long I think this bottle will last you.

The Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil is a product sent from heaven. Available in Honey and Raspberry, my sister purchased the Raspberry version for me which is slightly odd considering raspberries are one of my most hated foods. I hate the taste of them, I hate the smell.. I even hate raspberry yoghurt. I do not like raspberries. Unfortunately, this lip oil is incredibly sickly sweet scented, it makes my stomach turn. It is very, very sweet and does have a slight raspberry flavour on the lips too which is a real shame for someone who dislikes the fruit so much but, this product is so good I use it regardless.

 It has a wide doe-foot applicator which makes application easy although it does feel quite strange using it to apply an oil to the lips. The consistency of the comfort oil isn't oily in that it is greasy, it is fairly light-weight and not too sticky in the bottle or on the lips. You can definitely feel the product on the lips but it doesn't feel heavy or uncomfortable, you can just notice something on there. The Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Raspberry leaves a very slight pink toned gloss to the lips which makes them appear shiny and nourished whilst the product works its magic.

It doesn't take long to notice the product making a change to the lips. After one wear my lips felt so much softer and more hydrated than before. After a few, continuous uses I no longer had dry lips and my lips were healthy, hydrated and in a much better condition then before! It works like a dream. I am so impressed!

I cannot recommend this product enough. As much as I dislike the sickly sweet, synthetic raspberry scent, the product is so good not to absolutely love it. It is a product that does exactly what it claims to do. With one use my lips felt so hydrated and nourished. Within a couple of days my sore, dry lips had gone completely and my lips felt like normal again! The formula isn't sticky or greasy and whilst it is an oil, it doesn't feel heavy on the lips although you can feel that there is something coating them. The Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil is so much better than a regular lip balm and I can't see myself using the traditional balm again!

I have read online that the Raspberry version of this comfort oil is limited edition so if you want to give it a try then you have to be quick! I know £18 is fairly pricey for a lip product but I will definitely be repurchasing, although perhaps I will stay away from the raspberries.


Other // My First Thoughts On The Olympus Pen E-PL7

I have been after a new camera for ages. Until recently I was using a camera that my sister used to own about 6 years ago. It was old. It was a pink Sony Cybershot Digital Camera which was so old that the on/off button had faded down. To be honest, I didn't mind it. It was easy and hassle free but I really wanted a new camera. One that wasn't a hand-me-down! I actually bought myself a DSLR many years ago for a holiday to New York and it was perfect. The zoom was incredible and I was in love with it. But then the screen fell off so I took it back and the shop I bought it from exchanged it for a faulty one. Every photo I took came out grainy so in the end I left it in the box, where it has remained ever since. 

My family asked what I wanted for Christmas and I immediately said the Olympus Pen E-PL7 camera. I first saw it on Lydia Elise Millen's blog and I thought "wow, what a pretty camera!" She had a discount code on her blog for 25% off the Olympus Pen Cameras and lenses so we took advantage of that and purchased the Olympus Pen E-PL7 with the Pancake Zoom Kit. In the future I would like to get an even more impressive lense but for now the M.Zuiko Digital Ed 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake works wonderfully well. The reason why I wanted the Pancake Zoom was due to it's compactness. It still ensures the camera is fairly slim with the lense in use rather than being bulky and a general nuisance to carry around and travel with.

I don't want to review this camera properly until I really know what I am doing with it and how to make the most of it but I absolutely adore this camera. Everything is so clear and crisp, you can use filters on images, the colour is vivid and you have the opportunity to achieve the bloggers dream - the blurred background. Yes, there is a setting for that! You can also change many of the settings whilst taking a photo so you don't have to mess around in Photoshop for hours trying to enhance it yourself which I adore. I am constantly changing the brightness and contrast with each photo I take to ensure I am getting the most out of it. 

I also absolutely love that you can flip the screen down when taking photos which is great for when you are taking flatlays so you don't have to get up to see what you are doing. And perhaps my favourite part of it all, it has built in wifi. All you need to do is download the app to your phone, connect your phone to the wifi within the camera then you can instantly import photos from the camera to your phone. This is such an easy to use and wonderful idea. This is also probably the reason why many people buy this camera purely for Instagram and taking selfies! 

Whilst I don't really have any real complaints about this camera, I do have a few niggles. It does not have a built in flash, meaning you have to connect the flash to the camera in order to use it which can be a little annoying but nothing too anger-inducing. Also, I find it can be slightly noisy. It makes a slight whirrling sound when trying to focus which I noticed to begin with when I first started using it but now I think I have started to block it out! Speaking of sounds, I really like the snapping sound it makes when you take a photo. It is rather satisfying.

Another very tiny little niggle I have found is that I do find it slightly hard to focus on a subject close up but I think it is all down to the angle I hold the camera at so again, I need more practice. One thing that did disappoint me with the Olympus Pen E-PL7 is that it doesn't come with instructions or a guide book as such. It tells you the basics like how to attach the lense, but not how to de-attach it. In the end I had to Google it as I was stumped at how to take it off. A really wonderful lady named Mel tweeted me a link to an online instruction manual which is incredibly handy as it tells you which settings to change if you want a photo with a blurred background or taking a photo of fireworks, for example. If only they included it in the box in the first place :)

Overall, is it possible for a person to be in love with a camera? I can't wait to test it out on subjects other than make-up products when I go on holiday next month. I really want to see how well the zoom really is for when I try and get a close up photo of the White House, after all, it is the closest I will ever get! 

Do you have an Olympus Pen E-PL7? Do you have any tips?

(Or enter CQ3TT001RO at checkout on the Olympus Webshop to receive 25% off any Olympus Pen camera using Lydia Elise Millen's discount code until the 31st of Jan 2016.)


Haul // A Long, Overdue Christmas Lush Haul

I really wasn't sure if I should hit the "publish" button on this blog post, considering how long overdue it is. But hey, here I am. I was thinking about uploading this post next Christmas but Lush might have bought out different products by then so no, the middle of Jan will have to do!

Like everyone else, I too was browsing the Lush sale on Boxing Day but decided not to place an order. I decided to go in store a couple of days later and just see if there was anything I wanted left and fortunately, they had everything! So I grabbed a wicker basket, shoved a family of 5 out of the way and snatched a handful of the little paper bags. I bought a couple of doubles as I thought I would be kind and get a few items for my sister but it turned out she didn't want any so..more for moi. 

What I bought from the Lush 2015 Christmas Sale:
Butterbear Bath Bomb x2
Cinders Bath Bomb
Yog Nog Bath Bomb x2
Dashing Santa Bath Bomb
Five Gold Rings Bubble Bar
Bah Humbug Bubble Bar 
Snow Angel Bath Melt
Star Dust Bath Bomb

It is now the 21st of January and I have only got round to using two of the above so I have a few to keep me going for now. Although, saying that, having 8 sat in my bathroom waiting to be used has not stopped me from buying more. Especially when the Valentines range has just come out...


Review // nSpa Cherry Daily Refresh Body Scrub

I don't know about you, but I know that my skin really changes in the winter months. I sadly wave goodbye to smooth, healthy skin around October and begrudgingly welcome sore, dry skin which needs a lot of TLC. At the moment I am really struggling with sore, cracked lips, dry hands, really dry skin on my face as well as dry skin on my legs. A lovely mental image for you all there.

Whilst hand cream, lip balms and moisturisers have become my new best friends recently, I need something to help get rid of the dry skin on the rest of my body, which is where the nSpa Cherry Daily Refresh Body Scrub comes in. 

About the nSpa Cherry Daily Refresh Body Scrub:
"Packed with natural vitamins A, E & B5 to feed the skin with real fruit goodness and crushed apricot seeds to exfoliate. These satisfyingly crunchy scrubs will buff away dull skin and invigorate your senses. Skin is left smooth and delicately fragranced with the luscious scent of red cherries."

I will start off by telling you that this smells amazing. Incredible, in fact. I had no idea I liked the smell of cherries so much! It is fruity, strong and fairly sweet but in no way unbearable. I strongly dislike sweet scents but this cherry fragrance has just the right balance of sweetness. Sometimes I just open the bottle and smell it as it is smells so good.

The formula of the nSpa Cherry Daily Refresh Body Scrub is just like any other body scrub. It is bright pink in colour with little dark purple scrubby particles running throughout. The crushed apricot seeds within the body scrub aren't too harsh on the skin and whilst they do the job well, I feel like they could be a little sharper, just to ensure you get a thorough exfoliation. If you don't like body scrubs that are too harsh then this will definitely be one for you. I do think this scrub lives up to its claims, as well as its name as it is definitely an everyday exfoliant. It will be perfect for you everyday, just to get rid of any smaller dry patches on the skin although I do think it would be best to incorporate perhaps a slightly harsher exfoliant into your skincare routine to go along side it. 

The nSpa Cherry Daily Refresh Body Scrub is a lovely everyday body scrub which is jam packed with crushed apricot seeds, topped with a gorgeous fruity scent. It leaves the skin feeling softer and refreshed as well as helping to clear any dead skin cells. Whilst this won't be the only body scrub I will be using, it will certainly be one I will be using daily. Best of all, you can pick it up from your local supermarket!


Other // Creating An Instagram Collage With Polargram

Over the years my bedroom has had a few makeovers. I used to share a bedroom with my twin sister until I was about 6, when I decided that I needed "my own space" and have a "space of my own". Who would have known a 6 year old could be so grown up and aware of other peoples personal space? Well, I made a mistake. It turns out that moving from a big bedroom to the box room was a slight downgrade. I think I have mentioned before just how small my bedroom is but if more than two people are in it at any one time then I start to get chraustraphobic.

Fast forward 16 years later and I am still in that same bedroom, even though my sister moved out 3 years ago. People ask me why I haven't just swapped rooms but I like my little room. It's white, airy and most importantly, mine. Last summer I decided I was sick of seeing the same 4 walls and tried to think of something which would perk my room up a bit. First I thought about changing the wall colour to grey but I quickly shook that one off. I uhhmed and ahhed over pinterest, then just decided to get some new art work for my walls. I went to a few shops for some inspiration but to no avail, so I decided to make something personal instead.

I stumbled across Polargram, a website which allows you to print off any Instagram or Facebook photo, as long as you can log in to the account. You can choose which style you can print your photos off as, such as in squares or polaroid-style and how many photos you would like. It is around £8.95 for 24 photos or £11.95 for 48 so it isn't too expensive either. I have made two orders with Polargram so far. Whilst the first batch was utterly excellent and the photos were printed of the highest quality, I found my second batch to be fairly grainy and I wasn't too happy. I tweeted them and they immediately re-printed my order for me and sent it to me within a couple of days and fortunately they were much better.

With my photos printed, I needed a frame to pop them in. I really wanted a horizontal frame so I could fit a few photos in but I couldn't find one so I ended up in IKEA buying a deep, square frame. I can't remember the exact name, nor can I find it online but I think it was around £9. Next, the time consuming bit - getting the photos in the frame! I wasn't sure how to do it so I painstakingly blue-tacked each photo in. As I bought the polaroid-style photos from Polargram, I had to overlap them to hide the white space so if I were to do it again then I would probably buy the square prints. It took quite a while to create it but I absolutely love it! It's personal, colourful, and it makes me smile seeing photos of my family and friends up on my wall each morning. The best bit about blue-tacking them in is that I can change the photos around when I get some more happy moments printed.

Oh, P.S. I probably wouldn't recommend buying the IKEA frames. They are so heavy and I had to get someone to alter the frame for it to hang on my wall. Even then it fell off one night and nearly killed me.

(Not sponsored!)


Review // KIKO Milano Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow in 01 Pearly Vintage Rose

I'm fairly unfamiliar with Kiko Milano cosmetics but I have recently seen the brand popping up on numerous beauty blogs and receiving rave reviews so I definitely wanted to try a few products out. I was recently shopping in Cribbs Causeway in Bristol and saw a KIKO Milano store which made me very excited and had me dragging my friend straight in there. I was like a kid in a sweet shop! I could have spent a good hour in there, easily. I limited myself to a couple of items as I didn't want to get carried away but I could have done, quite easily. I didn't realise everything was so affordable! 

Let's start with finding out a little bit more about KIKO Milano. KIKO is an Italian cosmetics brand which creates cutting-edge make-up, skincare and body care products which are made from the highest quality ingredients. Best of all, they don't test or use their products on animals which is wonderful.

The first KIKO product I want to show you is the KIKO Milano Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow in 01 Pearly Vintage Rose. I popped this product in my basket after swatching it on the back of my hand as it reminded me of the MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection. I would love to do a comparison post between the two but for now, let's just talk about the Cream Crush Eyeshadow. 

About the KIKO Milano Cream Crush Eyeshadow:
"Highly blendable, long-lasting cream eyeshadow. The silky and soft texture goes on easily for bold eye make-up that stays on for up to 10 hours. The formula applies perfectly to the eyelids and feels weightless. The bright shades with velvety finishes add a touch of style to every look. Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow is enclosed in an elegant glass pot which allows you to clearly see the colour. Available in 16 colour shades with matte or pearl finishes."

Pearly Vintage Rose is a beautiful deep champagne shade which has a pearl finish. I expected it to be of a similar consistency to the MAC Paint Pot but it could not be more different. The KIKO Cream Crush Eyeshadows are of a mousse-like texture which is incredibly creamy. They remind me of the Rimmel Colour Mousse Eyeshadows that were released all those years ago. They have a very similar cool, mousse-y texture which is slightly unusual but definitely not bad. 

The Cream Crush Eyeshadows are housed in a little glass jar which again, remind me of the MAC Paint Pot. You get 4g of product for your money which is kind considering the price but I do have one issue with this product. As sweet as the little jar is, the product is so far down in the little jar that it is hard to get any product out at all. I have long nails so trying to get my finger in the pot to apply it to my eyelids causes difficulty, especially when you don't want the product to just go under your nails. Why is the product not filled up to the top of the little jar? Because the product is so shallow in the jar it makes me wonder how much product is actually in there, and it also makes me ask myself - "how will I get it out?"

To apply, I find myself using my Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer Brush which makes application a hell of a lot easier than if I were to use my fingers. The eyeshadow itself is incredibly easy to apply and applies like a dream. It is really creamy in consistency and applies smoothly to the eyelids. I wore Pearly Vintage Rose on its own, without a primer, to see how it would fare with my slightly oily eyelids and it stayed put all day long. It did not transfer, wear or crease and remained in the same position in the evening as it was in the morning. Excellent. 

Pearly Vintage Rose is the perfect base shade for other, bolder eyeshadows as well as being perfect to wear on its own. It is such a beautiful, shimmery, deep champagne shade which is not only easy to wear, but easy to apply too. I don't like how the product is packaged in a shallow jar as I find it hard to get any product out but I would definitely say that the KIKO Milano Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadows could be considered a MAC Paint Pot dupe, although the former is more of a mousse texture. At well over half the price of a MAC Paint Pot, these cream eyeshadows are definitely worth trying. 


Review // Lush Frozen Bath Bomb

Honesty time - I have never watched Frozen. I can't stand the song that goes with it. I am sick of seeing that little snowman everywhere. I am, in general, a misery guts and the happiness police. So when Lush bought out a bath bomb inspired by the highly popular Disney film, I wasn't too fussed and it hasn't really appealed to me since. To be excruciatingly honest, if something were to be likened to Frozen then it would immediately turn me off! *hangs head in shame* 

My friend, who happens to be a Disney lover, recently dragged me in to Lush where I vowed not to buy anything due to having about 12 bath products patiently waiting to be used in my bathroom. She kept going on and on about the Frozen Bath Bomb and how it was her favourite and how it was imperative that I try it for myself. I said "no, I don't succumb to peer pressure!" but things got aggressive and now I own the Lush Frozen Bath Bomb. And actually? It's pretty good.

About the Lush Frozen Bath Bomb:
"Do you want to have a bath bomb? Do you want to splash and play? Enjoy the most magical soak in the kingdom with this shimmering blue bath bomb, which spills out rolling snowdrifts of silver lustre. Uplifting neroli oil from Tunisia and precious rose oil from Turkey are sure to spread a little sunshine and melt the iciest of moods. If your day's felt like a series of doors in your face, this shiny, sky blue bath bomb filled with sparkle provides the perfect fairytale ending. Step in, take a breath and let it go."

The Lush Frozen Bath Bomb smells absolutely wonderful. It smells utterly refreshing and isn't too potent or apparent. It smells very calming - perhaps one of my favourite Lush scents from a bath product. Whilst the inital shell of this bath bomb may look a little understated, it is no way near understated when dropped into a bath. The light blue of the bath bomb slowly fizzes gently in the water whilst the dark blue waistband dissolves fast. Both colours create a wonderful deep blue water with pretty patterns of different shades of blue floating along the top.

The dark blue portion of the bath bomb dissolves almost instantly whereas the pale blue portion takes quite a while to dissolve. In fact, it was bobbing along in the bath when I got in! When the bath bomb is dissolved you can see that the bath water has turned a beautiful dark blue with a lovely iridescent glitter sparkling around as an extra treat.

I could have quite happily stayed in this bath all night long. It was so gentle and calming, definitely not what I expected from a bath bomb inspired by a Disney film. I expected an all singing, all dancing bubblegum-sweet bath bomb but instead, you have a wonderfully calming and relaxing bath bomb which smells absolutely divine and leaves the water a beautiful deep blue shade with specs of glitter running throughout. The glitter doesn't linger on the skin but fortunately the scent does. Just for a little while, but enough to remind you of what a fantastic bath you have just had.

I was wrong to overlook this bath bomb purely because it was associated with a film I have never seen but still find quite irritating. If you love Frozen or not, you will still absolutely adore this bath bomb.


Recent Purchases // The Black Pointed Toe Boot

I have a slight boot addiction. I have about 20 pairs of black boots, all varying in texture, heel and height. Knowing that I own 20 pairs of black boots does not bother me in the slightest. The more the merrier, I say. Which is why I recently bought a new pair. And they are definitely nothing like the boots I already own. Definitely not. 

For these have a pointed toe. They are made out of soft leather with a beautiful suede panel at the back of the boot with a lovely block heel. What made me buy these boots was the pointed toe. I like my boots with a rounded toe and I believe the chunkier they are, the better but these boots are very much unlike anything in my current shoe collection. 

I always wondered how ladies wore pointed shoes. Surely their feet would hurt and their toes will be squashed to death? Well they are actually surprisingly comfortable to wear, although I obviously didn't buy these for the comfort - if I wanted comfort I would have bought a pair of Crocs. Oh no, I bought these purely for the look.

I feel like a proper grown up wearing these boots. Isn't it funny how a pair of shoes can change the way you feel about yourself? Shop the look below!


Review // Natural Collection Solo Eyeshadow in Butterscotch

I have enough eyeshadows to last me well over 20 years but for some reason, knowing this piece of information does not stop me from buying some more. My current favourite eyeshadows are from BareMinerals, MAC and...Natural Collection?

At £1.99, Natural Collection is cheap and let's face it, a hell of a lot cheaper than a £13.00 MAC eyeshadow. I am a firm believer in 'you get what you pay for' but I am really fond of Natural Collection eyeshadows. Okay, so they might not be as phenomenally pigmented as a MAC or a BareMinerals eyeshadow but for £1.99, they definitely perform well. I recently wrote a post all about their Willow shade but for today, let me tell you all about the Natural Collection Solo Eyeshadow in Butterscotch.

Butterscotch is a pinky beige, neutral eyeshadow which is perfect for evening out skintones or using as a base underneath a stronger eyeshadow. As always, I apply my beloved MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as my primer then I apply Butterscotch with a fluffy eyeshadow brush on top. Butterscotch is fairly soft in consistency which makes it incredibly easy to apply. If I want to wear just a neutral eyeshadow on its own for a 'no make-up' make-up day then Butterscotch is the first eyeshadow I would pick up. It lasts all day, does not budge, crease or wear once although I do pair it with Painterly so I am not sure how well it would fare without some sort of primer underneath.

Overall, for £1.99 the Natural Collection Solo Eyeshadows are well worth it. Okay, so they might not match up to MAC in pigmentation but for just under £2, they aren't terrible. In fact, they are very good. They are soft to the touch, easy to apply and perfect as a base to another eyeshadow. Butterscotch is the most perfect, inexpensive neutral shade and for £1.99, it is definitely a shade worth trying as you walk past a Natural Collection stand.


Review // L'oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Matte Mattifying Foundation in Porcelain

L'oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Matte Mattifying Foundation - £7.99
I recently wrote a post all about the L'oreal Infallible 24HR Foundation and you all seemed to love it! I had no idea it was such a highly loved beauty product. At the time of purchasing, I also bought the L'oreal Infallible 24HR Matte Mattifying Foundation and I thought "well, I couldn't possibly love it as much as original version" but guess what? I love it even more.

About the L'oreal Infallible 24HR Matte Mattifying Foundation:
"A matte result that lasts up to 24 hours. Clinically proven; waterproof, steamproof. All the comfort, none the shine. Perfect coverage. No cakey effect. Easy to apply, enriched with perlite technology and reduces the appearance of shine up to 24 hours."

Like the non-matte version of this foundation, I didn't look up reviews or know anything about this product before I purchased it. I decided to buy this foundation due to it being mattifying, something which I desperately need. I have fairly oily skin and I find that my foundation can wear away after a few hours and make me look wonderfully shiny so I knew I needed to make a few changes within my make-up routine.

I really want to do a post comparing the L'oreal Infallible 24HR Foundation with the matte version so I will try not to compare them too much now but rather than being enclosed in a glass jar like the original, this foundation is encased in a sweet little plastic squeezy tube. I quite like this packaging as I feel like I can really control how much product I get out of the bottle and I have found that I am yet to squeeze out more product than I actually need.

I prefer to wear medium to high coverage foundations as I have mild rosacea so I like to cover it as much as possible. Fortunately, this foundation covers my pink skin, blemishes and more! It is definitely medium to high coverage and incredibly creamy in texture. It isn't runny in consistency, nor is it so thick it becomes cakey. I don't need much of it to cover my entire face, just a couple of small spots of foundation is more than enough.

As this foundation is matte, it can show up dry areas on the face so it is best to exfoliate and moisturise beforehand, otherwise the dry areas can become quite evident. If you don't have dry skin then this won't be much of a problem for you but if you are prone to dry skin then prepping beforehand is probably advisable!

The L'oreal Infallible Matte Mattifying foundation lasts literally all day, does not budge, move, transfer or wear throughout the day, nor does any oiliness appear as the day goes on. With past foundations I have tried I have noticed that my t-zone would become fairly shiny as the day has gone on but fortunately I have not experienced this with this foundation. My face stays matte all day long and I could not be happier! I now no longer have to worry about dashing to my make-up bag to apply some more matte powder to my face at work out of fear of it appearing shiny.

Once again, I am incredibly impressed with L'oreal and their foundations. I am so pleased I have finally found a brand that caters for the pale skinned folk like me which does not make me appear orange in the slightest which, in itself, is remarkable. This foundation provides medium to high coverage which covers blemishes remarkably well without caking or wearing off during the day. I can't speak highly of this foundation enough and it has immediately become a firm favourite in my everyday make-up routine.


Review // Next Just Pink Eau de Parfum

Next Just Pink Eau de Parfum - £8.00 for 30ml
I wouldn't say I was a beauty snob in the slightest. I love Natural Collection for their eyeshadows, Boots own brand for their skincare range and Seventeen for their nail varnishes. But what about perfume? Is cheap perfume worth it?

When I was younger, my idea of high-end perfume was a new bottle of Impulse body spray. I gradually went from Impulse, to Charlie, to the Mary-Kate and Ashley perfume straight through to the Versace Red Jeans Perfume. I remember receiving the latter for Christmas one year and goodness me, it was awful. I remember spraying it on myself quite liberally before I even smelt it and it was so sweet it made my eyes water. Then I felt sick and had to have a lie down. I don't think I used it after that.

Now my everyday perfume of choice is either the Victoria's Secret Bombshell, Daisy by Marc Jacobs or Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana perfumes. They are light and floral and best of all, they don't make me feel physically sick.

For Christmas I received the Next Just Pink Eau de Parfum and I was slightly dubious at trying a perfume that costs less than £10 a bottle. How could it possibly compare to the likes of Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana? Well, quite well actually.

I don't usually mention the packaging of products but I have to mention the bottle of this perfume. Just Pink is identical to the Chloe perfume bottles which really surprised me considering Just Pink is £8 and Chloe is around £45. I expected the bottle to look fairly basic and simple but no, no simplicity here! Saying that though, I don't think the outer packaging would have necessarily jumped out at me if I were to see it on the shelf.

Just Pink is a fresh and floral fragrance with notes of fruits and pink blooms. It is wonderfully light and fresh, perfect for every day. It's not sweet in the slightest, instead it is a lovely, grown-up floral fragrance with a rosy base. Just Pink is also regarded to be a dupe for the Ralph Lauren Romance Perfume which, at £40, it is definitely worth trying the Next version to see how they compare.

Since I have had the Next Just Pink Perfume, I have had so many people ask me which perfume I was wearing. You can imagine their surprise when I tell them they can get it from Next for £8! I am utterly impressed with this perfume. It is light and floral, definitely a scent suited for me. I really want to try a few more Next perfumes now, especially as I have found out that their Cashmere perfume is a dupe for Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude perfume, as well as their Gold perfume being likened to Yves Saint Laurent Cinema.


Other // Why Travel Size Products Are Sometimes Better

I love mini products. They are small, cute, take up less room in the make-up bag and you can travel with them easily. Plus, they work just as well as the full-sized version. If you open up my ever-growing make-up bag, you will find that 1/3 of the products in there is made up of mini sized make-up products. Mini size.. travel size.. sample size.. Three different variations with the same meaning. 

Whilst I wouldn't say I necessarily went out of my way to buy travel sized products rather than their full sized version, they sure are handy to have. It's only recently that I have realised just how handy they are. When I go on holiday, I used to just shove all of my make-up and their full size bottles into my suitcase without a second thought. But now I have become more travel savvy, I have started to add travel sized make-up products into my hand luggage, just in case my suitcase doesn't arrive at the same destination with me.

Whilst all of that is fairly common sense and nothing earth moving, I've started finding myself using travel size products more and more every day too. With such an amazing range of travel size make-up now, there is no reason to just save them for travel. I buy a lot of high-end make-up in travel size first to see if I like the product enough to buy full size. Because of this, I have now bought all of the above in their full sized variants. Let's also not forget that mascaras dry up really quickly. I hardly ever manage to finish a full size mascara before it dries up so it always goes to waste. I've recently started using mini size mascaras as I always manage to finish the tube, it works just as well as the original size and most importantly, the brush is exactly the same.

Let's talk price. A lot of high-end brands actually give away sample sizes for free so always ask first before you buy. I've tried a few high-end foundations this way and most of the sample sizes last a fair few days too. Benefit is a great brand which does fantastic mini products. They cost around £9.95 each for about 3.0g of product which is in comparison to £19.50 for 8.5g so whilst they aren't good value for money, they are handy to have.

Do you like travel size products?


Review // Glimmer Metallic Temporary Tattoos in Gold by Melanie Sykes + 20% Off Discount Code

I have written a couple of reviews on Glimmer Temporary Tattoos now so you are probably aware just how much I enjoy using them. I have previously tried out the Glimmer Metallic Temporary Tattoos in Luxe Silver and the Glimmer Watercolour Temporary Tattoos in Daydream, both of which I completely adored. I recently had the chance to try out the newest addition to the temporary tattoo range, the Glimmer Metallic Temporary Tattoos in Gold by Melanie Sykes*.

This set of tattoos is Limited Edition and that is because the set is co-designed by the celebrity Melanie Sykes. The tattoos she co-designed is set to embody her sexy, feminine, independent and elegant yet rock chic style and are inspired by a few of her favourite things. I couldn't wait to give them a try to see how they compared to the previous sets I've tried which I loved so much!

About Glimmer Temporary Tattoos:
"Glimmer Body Art is the creation of a young, creative, married couple in California. They first created the Glimmer Body Art Glitter Tattoos which quickly became an overnight success and Glimmer quickly became the #1 manufacturer of glitter tattoos and supplies. Caroline Beau de Lomenie spotted the beautiful range whilst in New York and fell in love. She bought Glimmer across to the UK and has become the UK brand guardian."

About the Gold range by Melanie Sykes:
"Creatively directed and co-designed by model and TV presenter Melanie Sykes, this beautiful set includes 2 sheets with amazing designs inspired by jewellery, symbols and words that she chose carefully and which have a special meaning to her."

As soon as I pulled out the two sheets of tattoos, I immediately spotted a tattoo which I couldn't wait to wear - the 'believe' tattoo. I would really love to get a word or a quote tattooed on me for real so these temporary tattoos are a great way of finding out what you want and where to place it before you head off to the tattoo studio with shakey legs. Out of the 28 tattoos provided, I love the majority of them! I can't wait to try out the feather and the swallow tattoos next. I have managed to convince myself that I want a tattoo on my arm so trying out some of the larger temporary tattoos is a great way of working out the size and placement before I commit to a real one. 

How To Apply:
"Carefully cut out the tattoo you want and peel off the clear film. Press to clean, dry skin and carefully dampen with a flannel or a sponge. Press for around 20 seconds then carefully peel away. The tattoos should last between 2-5 days depending on wear."

Like always, these temporary tattoos are a dream to apply. Last time I tried these out I had my sister on hand to help me if I needed it but this time I was all on my own and I managed to apply the tattoo one-handed in about 15 seconds. So easy and effortless. And most importantly, pain free!

Once again, I am in love with the Glimmer Temporary Tattoo range. I love this new range and the new designs within them. Each tattoo has a wonderful gold, metallic sheen to it which does not fade during wear. Speaking of which, I have been wearing 'Believe' on my wrist for nearly a week now and it hasn't cracked, budged or faded since. These temporary tattoos are made with such high quality, they are definitely not the same standard you wore when you were a child!

The only one, very, very small niggle I have regarding this set of tattoos is the fact that there is a tattoo with Melanie's name on. I understand it is a signature tattoo to show that she co-designed them and she wanted to put her own, literal stamp on them but, am I really going to wear a tattoo saying Melanie? Fair enough if your name is Melanie, your girlfriend is called Melanie, you are a big fan of Melanie Sykes etc etc but I really cannot see me wearing that one.

Overall, another wonderful set of temporary tattoos from Glimmer. They are made from such high quality, each tattoo has a wonderful, metallic golden sheen to it and they last forever on the skin. Each tattoo can be worn in plenty of different ways on the body so there are plenty of tattoos for the neck, arms, ankles and wrists. They are so easy to apply, take no time at all and are completely pain-free! If you want to try out any of the temporary tattoos from the Glimmer range then Glimmer have very kindly allowed me to share a 20% off code with you all. Simply enter TEDDY20 at checkout to get 20% off!


Other // The ASUS Zenpad 10

This isn't a review. I am no tech-whizz, despite what the elderly members of my family may believe. I didn't buy this as I read good reviews. I didn't buy this as it is powered by Android. I didn't buy it as it was top-of-the-range, the best money can buy etc etc. I bought it as I liked the colour. I bought it as it was pretty and I thought it would look nice. And I was right.

Okay, so maybe that isn't the whole truth. I did buy it due to its aesthetics but I also bought it due to its 16GB memory and..well, that's about it. I knew I wanted a tablet as I am going on holiday next month and wanted something to keep me occupied for the 8 hour flight but I was unsure as to which one to buy. I thought about an iPad but then quickly decided against it. I have an iPhone and an iPod, I don't really need another Apple product to download the same apps on. I decided to go into an actual shop and look at a few tablets in person rather than online and I am so glad I did.

There are so many tablets out there, how do I know which one to go for? I walked into Currys, got completely overwhelmed then walked straight back out again. There are so many! All with different screen sizes, memory space, brands.. I decided to try and whittle them down from the screen size first. 7" appeared so tiny in store so I immediately disregarded that size and very slowly whittled it down to one. I then went to purchase it, it was all sold out so I bought this one instead. Ha ha. The only difference was the size. I originally wanted the ASUS Zenpad 8" but it was sold out so I went for the 10" instead. 

The ASUS Zenpald in Gold, which I bought, is lovely. It is very aesthetically pleasing with its white front and its gold/metallic pink shell. It works wonders, does just what you would want a tablet to do plus I find the screen very vivid and clear which I am very unused to. I own an old iPhone and an old iPod, both of which really lack colour on screen so having a device which looks picture perfect is rather lovely. The camera on this tablet is a bit shoddy but I don't for one minute believe I will be using it for snapping photos - more for playing Hay Day, browsing Twitter and watching film & TV shows on the plane.

I have never had a tablet before so I have nothing to compare it to but I am thrilled with this device. It is slightly larger than what I would have preferred in screen size but it makes the Daily Mail website all the better for browsing on. 


Other // What I Got For Christmas

I can't believe how long ago Christmas was! Okay, so it was only 2 weeks ago but it feels so much longer than that. I am a massive fan of Christmas and I always feel really sad and depressed when it is all over, especially when you have to take all of the decorations down. Saying that, I have promised myself that when I have my own home and live on my own, I will have my Christmas tree up all year round. I will just change the decorations every season so I don't get bored of looking at it. 

Anyway, like everyone else, I too love reading 'What I Got For Christmas' posts so I thought I would choose a few gifts I received to show you guys!

My "main" present was the bloggers fave, the Olympus Pen E-PL7 with the Pancake Zoom. I knew I was getting this as I ordered it online using Lydia Elise Millen's discount code which you can find more about here. I cannot tell you how much I love this camera! I am still slowly trying to get the most out of it and try and work out how to use all of the functions but I really am so pleased with it. I will probably do a post on it soon but I can't believe how clear and crisp my photos are now. The top photo was taken on my old camera and the bottom photo was taken with the Olympus Pen E-PL7 but I think you can see an immediate difference between the photos. I am finding that all colour shades on the Olympus are very vivid so I have to tone them down slightly but at the moment I am just trying to figure out which functions will work best with my needs.

I also received Caroline Flack's autobiography which I am really looking forward to reading, as well as One Direction's new CD which has gone straight in my car so I can finally enjoy the drive to work again! 

Onto the most important bit - the beauty! I received the Victoria's Secret Body Mist in Mango Temptation which I am really looking forward to trying. I own so many Victoria's Secret Body Mists already as I love them so much so this one is no different. Speaking of Victoria's Secret, I also received my favourite Victoria's Secret Bombshell Perfume in Rollerball form which has gone straight into my handbag for on the go. I also received another perfume - are people trying to tell me something??! - which is the Next Just Pink Perfume and goodness me, it's a good'un. 

I then received the Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Golden Sugar which I'm looking forward to trying, as well as the B.Sculpted Blush & Highlight Stick, MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe, Bourjois Colorblend Ombre Eyeshadow & Liner in Rose Fauviste and the Natural Collection Solo Eyeshadow in Butterscotch which I have tried already and I'm in love with. I also recieved the Makeup Revolution Pro Brush Cleanse Tool and the Nspa Cherry Body Scrub which smells incredible.

Santa was very good to me this year, I must have been very well behaved! What did you get for Christmas this year?


Review // Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit

We have all heard about it. It is considered a favourite, a must-have, an item people cannot live without.. And yet, I have never tried it. In fact, I have never tried any products from the brand of one of the co-founders namesake.

I believe that at the age of 22 I should start looking after my skin properly. Picking up any old cheap facial wash or cleanser in the supermarket is doing me no favours so it is about time I started to buy higher priced products that offer natural ingredients to help not only my skin but also the environment. I have wanted to try Liz Earle products for a while now but I decided to start off with a product I knew everyone loved so I bought the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit.

About the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit:
"Rich and creamy, this hot cloth cleanser quickly removes daily grime and make up (even stubborn mascara) leaving all skin types clean, soft and radiant. With purifying eucalyptus essential oil, toning rosemary plus soothing chamomile and cocoa butter. Inside the Kit is the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 100ML and 2 pure muslin cloths."

After just one use I could see why it is so loved. I love everything about it - from the packaging, to the little muslin cloths within the starter kit and most importantly, the product itself. I decided to go for the Starter Kit to begin with which contains a 100ML bottle of the Cleanse & Polish formula, as well as 2 muslin cloths, but I could quite easily immediately purchase the 200ML bottle. Obviously you would only ever need to buy the starter kit once, unless you wanted to buy it purely for the muslin cloths which are obviously designed to take the cleanser off with. You can buy a 100ML bottle for £14.00 so essentially you are spending an extra £1.50 on the muslin cloths which aren't deemed necessary as a face cloth/flannel will work just as well, although the muslin cloths do feel rather wonderful on the skin.

The cleanser is easy to dispense using the handy pump dispenser at the top of the bottle and I find that two small pumps is plenty to cover the entire face with. The formula is thick and creamy and smells lovely and fresh, definitely ticking all of the boxes that you would wish for in a daily cleanser. The ideal way of using the cleanser is to massage it all over the face and neck, and eyelids if you so wish, then dip your muslin cloth/flannel into hot water, wring out, then gently polish off the cleanser from the face. What I absolutely love about this product is that it is so gentle to the skin that you can use it around the eye area without any irritation, which goes to show how wonderful and soothing the ingredients are within the cleanser. 

This cleanser is designed to remove stubborn make-up and daily grime whilst leaving the skin feeling soft and radiant and it most definitely does that. Whilst I don't use it to take my make-up off entirely, it works excellently well at removing any scraps I failed at removing myself and works wonders for the skin. I know Superdrug has their own version of the Hot Cloth Cleanser and whilst I haven't tried that, the original is well worth every penny and I will definitely be buying a bigger bottle! I can definitely see why people love it so much and I can also understand why people subscribe and get sent a new bottle each month! That is definitely a subscription service I want in on.


Review // Makeup Revolution Pro Cleanse Brush Tool

When I opened my stocking on Christmas morning and saw this little beauty in there, I was so excited. I have wanted a brush egg for a while now and was actually going to buy myself one before Christmas so this little gift was definitely well received.

Let's be honest, washing make-up brushes is a real chore. Depending on how many brushes you have to wash, and how often you want to wash them, it can take a fair while. Plus, it can make your hands go all wrinkly and I hate that. Whilst I don't absolutely hate washing my make-up brushes, it is a task I really have to force myself to do. Luckily, I now have the Makeup Revolution Pro Cleanse Brush Tool.

About the Makeup Revolution Pro Cleanse Brush Tool:
"This unique brush cleaning tool is perfect for cleaning your brushes in an easy and effective way."

How to use the Makeup Revolution Pro Cleanse Brush Tool:
"Place the Brush Tool on the 1st and second finger. Place cleanser into the middle of the ridged part of the cleanse tool. Agitate the brush on the grooves under lukewarm water until fully clean."

To put it simply - I love this and I don't want to ever live without it. It more than halved the time it took me to clean all of my make-up brushes and it made the whole process so much easier with much less hassle. Before, I used to squeeze a small spot of baby shampoo in the centre of the bristles, massaged it a bit, ran it under hot water then repeated the process 2 or 3 times to ensure the brush was completely clean. Do this to every brush, say 15 or so, then it is definitely a time consuming task that isn't the most riveting - although it is quite nice watching all of the makeup run out of the brush.

Instead, with this little beauty, all you have to do is pop the brush tool onto your fingers, squeeze some brush cleaner/baby shampoo onto the centre of the tool then move the brush around a bit to get the cleaner into all of the bristles then run under hot water. I only needed to do this once for each brush and the best bit? It took seconds and my brushes appeared cleaner than before when I used to spend an hour stood at the sink.

Whilst I cannot speak highly of this product enough, the one small downside is that I found the tool slightly uncomfortable to wear after a while but that's it. Definitely well worth the discomfort and definitely worth every penny!