Saturday, 19 August 2017

OGX MOROCCAN SEA SALT SPRAY | REVIEW + HOW I USE IT

I've always been a fan of sea salt sprays and I've tried so many over the years. As its summer I get so lazy with my hair and just want something that's quick, simple and makes me feel cute! I love straightening and curling my hair but when its warmer I don't really want to be using hot tools on my hair. So sea salt spray is great for when you want that tousled, undone look in literally seconds. 
I spray mine on when my hairs both wet and dry, when I've just got out the shower and washed my hair, I'll towel dry it and then spritz the sea salt spray onto my hair and blowdry it or let it dry naturally (if I'm not in a rush) and I'll end up with messy curls, when its dry I do the exact same, I'll just scrunch up the ends of my hair to create natural looking waves. This particular sea salt spray is great because it comes in such a huge bottle and it was only £3, I love it because it smells really nice and doesn't leave my hair feeling crispy like some salt sprays do. It creates really pretty waves and keeps its hold for the whole day. One thing I did find with this bottle is that its quite hard to hold and because its such a smoothly shaped bottle it kept slipping out of my hands haha!! Overall though its definitely become my favourite hair product at the moment! 

Let me know your current fave hair product! 





Sunday, 6 August 2017

NEW PRODUCTS I LOVE



 NYX VIVID LINER | PETAL 

I've wanted to try the NYX Vivid brights liner for ages, I couldn't decide what colour to choose from because they're all such pretty colours! I picked petal because pink is deffo my colour, I feel like this liner makes me want to up my eyeliner skills! I was so excited to try it and see what looks I could create with it, I was a little curious on how easy it was to apply because eyeliner definitely isn't the easiest thing to use! I started off with quite a basic eye, primed and used a nude eyeshadow to cover my eyelid and honestly the eyeliner glided on and its so bright! Its so pretty on and has easily become my favourite eyeliner. I have so many ideas that I cant wait to try out with this liner and I am definitely purchasing more colours!

BARRY M CORRECTING CONCEALER | GREEN

I always get excited when I buy new Barry M cosmetics, I've never thought of trying any of their face products before. Especially the corrector concealers, so I chose the green corrector that covers any redness. As I sometimes have trouble areas with my skin I thought this would be the best one to pick, they also have 'Terracotta' and 'Yellow' which both cover dark circles under your eyes and 'Purple' that brightens your skin. They retail at £4.49 which is very reasonable considering other correcting concealers are a lot pricier! It covers really well and takes some of the redness away before I apply my foundation and concealer. It blends really well and doesn't feel heavy or clogging on the skin. One thing I will say though is that it is quite sheer when you first apply so I do find that I need to apply a little more over the top just to completely cover it. I really like the design of the packaging, it's funky! 

Let me know if you've tried any of these products out!

Gina x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS

If you lovelies are anything like me then you always take too much stuff away with you, especially to festivals! I always worry that if I don't take it all with me that I'm bound to desperately need something that I haven't brought with me! So I had a good think and tried to narrow it down to some of the basics that every gal should take. Obviously there are a few things missing that you would take but this is a great starting point if you have no idea what to bring along with you!


Suncream and Aftersun


First things first, even if the weather forecast says torrential rain, take some suncream because its surprising how sun burnt you can get even when the sun is out for 5 seconds! I use Malibu kids suncream in factor 30 because I burn so easily, I like the mini tubes because if you're only going for a couple of days its all you really need and this was only £1 from Poundland!


I then have my saviour, Aloe Vera after sun! This is so cooling and leaves your skin feeling so moisturised and not so dried out from the sun!

One of the most important festi essentials is this Malibu Scalp Protector! It's genius and has honestly been my saviour, its a clear suncream that you can use all over your scalp and hair to protect the skin as its more prone to sunburn. Its amazing and doesn't leave your hair feeling greasy or heavy it doesn't even feel like you have it on! Its also so great for when you do your glitter roots as the glitter can sometimes irritate your scalp making it uncomfortable especially when its burnt. I spray the areas of my scalp that are most exposed before and after I apply glitter!

Wet Wipes


So festival toilets aren't the prettiest and forcing yourself to go in one is definitely a chore. I always carry a pack of Halo toilet tissue with me in my bum bag for when I'm desperate for the loo! Not only are they great for when you need to do the business but you can always use them to wipe the toilet seat before you take a seat! They're so handy as they come in a travel size packet great for fitting in your mini backpack or bum bag!


Setting Spray


I don't know about anyone else but I always worry that my makeup is going to slide half way down my face after a couple of hours of dancing! So I knew I needed to find a setting spray that would keep my makeup looking cute! I picked up this Barry M mist and fix setting spray and I am in loveee, it leaves your skin feeling super hydrated and your makeup looks dewy and fresh, I can't wait to take it with me and see how it holds up in the festival atmosphere!



Shampoo

So I HATE washing my hair at festivals because you can either never use the showers they provide or you have to sit in a deck chair and have cold water thrown over your head in order to try and wash it. So when I discovered this towel off shampoo by Zerreau, I was excited and less anxious about washing my hair! Its so great because you apply it to your hair, massage it in and towel it off and your hair is washed! I mean this is just the miracle product, I'll be taking this with me for all my travels! 

Nail Varnish

I always have to have a good glittery nail varnish with me, especially if I'm not wearing false nails. I love this purple glitter nail varnish from Barry M called 'Fashion Icon' (loveee the name!) I usually use 3 coats of it to get super glittery nails! 

Face Glitter

Honestly I would feel lost at a festival if I didn't have my glitter! And this year I'm taking face gems with me too to cover my whole face!! I always take a few different small pots of glitter with me so I have a few choices when I do my makeup! 

Let me know what your festi essentials are!

Gina x

Friday, 28 July 2017

FESTIVALFACESGROUP GLITTER COLLAB

Ever since I found FestivalFacesGroup instagram page I have honestly fell in love with all their glitter and now Hannah, the creator has brought out her own face gems that are truly gorge! They are super easy to use which is a life saver because who wants to spend hours trying to stick on individual gems at a festival, in a small tent! There are 3 designs to choose from, two eye sets and one chest piece that is amazing! The gems are so pretty and the colours of them allow you to use whatever colour glitter you want with them! I love this gem set because its the perfect size, I love it and I used my FestivalFaces glitter mix in Indigo Moon to fill in all around the edges to add extra sparkle! They're super affordable and reusable, so you aren't wasting your money on something you can only use once! Spot me wearing all of these gems at Boardmasters Festival in less than 2 weeks! 

If you need extra inspo then check out my other festi looks on here, including more looks with Hannah's glitter! Check out their insta: @festivalfacesgroup for a huge dose of glitter heaven! 

Treat yourselves to some amazing glitter and use my code: 'GLITTERISFITTER' ... you'll receive a free 5G glitter pot of a mix of your choice with ANY purchase! (Just write in the info section which mix you want)

Get your glitter on babes! 


Gina x 










Monday, 17 July 2017

FARR FESTIVAL 2017

My first festival of 2017 and its been amazing! So me any my boyfriend Eben decided to get a Friday ticket for Farr Festival, an electronic, magical festival in the woods situated on the outskirts of London in Hertfordshire. We drove up early Friday morning to set up our tent (for Friday camping) and went to explore the woodlands! The main stage and stalls were on a hill so the view looking across was amazing! Everything was so picturesque and magical!


The stalls were glitter heaven, I was obviously right in my element, from glitter roots at Mermaid Cave to sequin garments at Elsie and Fred, there was plenty of festival glitz to go around! I fell in love with everything at the Elsie and Fred stall, the sequin shorts were everything and its deffo given me some festi inspo for Boardmasters in August.
The Mermaid Cave was a glittery paradise, offering festi treatments like glitter roots (which I deffo took up), face glitter and gems and face painting! It was such a cute stall with such friendly and chill people running it! They had handmade clothes for sell made by creator Zoe Lower called Zola. It was a cave of glitz and sparkles! 
There were a couple of other stalls that I loved, State of Disarray that had the best bright, glitzy festi clothes! Everything was so shiny and stretchy haha!! Eben fell in love with a stall called Vintage Bits and Bobs which deffo brought out his retro, vintage side! I'm jealous of his new jacket! 










As we walked around we found this huge wooded area that was filled with electronic music and an amazing atmosphere! The stages were made out of wood, crafted into these awesome, abstract shapes! 
The Factory Stage was by far the best! It was built up of huge cargo crates and seemed so rustic! We got to the stage just as Nao was playing who was truly amazing, deffo someone I'll be listening! 





The food available was so gooood! There was something for everyone! There were so many vegetarian and vegan options, as me and Eben are both vegetarians we were very grateful! We had a super yummy hummus pitta with loads of salad, I had halloumi with mine!  



I was so excited to showcase my festi glitter! I took my fave glitter from 'FestivalFacesGroup' and felt like an ultimate fairy! I used the Silver Galaxy glitter mix under my eyes and used a fine glitter bought from Ebay above my eye! The glitter did not budge the whole day which is soooo good at a festival! I wore this cute little sparkly white dress I found on a site called 'Everything 5 Pounds' that has some really cute garments! 





 I had such an amazing time and being with my babe made it a million times better! See you next year Farr Festival!

Gina x

Friday, 7 July 2017

THE FURRY EDIT | CUTE THINGS IVE BOUGHT

I am such a sucker for fluffy things! Fluffy and furry, but never real fur ugh! I fell in love when I saw these sliders, they're pink and they're covered in fur what more could I ask for really! I've always been a fan of the sliders trend as they look so comfy and stylish, there's so many styles of them out there now that its so hard to choose just one pair! I had to get these though they were too cute to pass up, and I know that they wont be everyone's cup of tea but I just love them and cant wait to start wearing them and pairing them up with outfits! Black skinny jeans and an over sized jumper is gonna be my go to outfit to wear these with, such a casual outfit but made super cute by these bright pair! I picked these up from Primark which seems to be the place I pick up most of my goodies, they were £6 which is amazing and the quality of them is surprisingly good! Naturally I was worried that the fur might come off or that they wouldn't be comfy but they really are great and they look so great within the rest of my shoe collection. 

This bag! Again a Primark purchase (don't hate me haha!) but I honestly never would have thought it was from Primark. When I first saw it I instantly thought that it looked like a bag you would find in Zara so I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was only £9 which is amazing for a bag this cute! Its quite a structured bag with fur covering the front, the back of the bag is just faux leather and it has a gold chain strap that just makes the bag look put together. I always worry with buying bags because I have to think out all of the scenarios that I would use this bag in and try to think of what I would have in it and whether it would all fit in! With this one you can deffo fit your phone, purse, keys, lipstick/lipbalm and any other small essentials but nothing too major. I have this cute little coin purse that fits in perfectly, that I bought from Superdrug (its great for nights out, fits in a clutch bag perfectly!) its adorable! 

Let me know what you think of furry accessories! 

Gina x 






Wednesday, 5 July 2017

CURRENT BEAUTY FAVES | JULY EDITION

I think I've found my best friend in a hair product! I am utterly obsessed with this Schwarzkopf leave-in conditioner, I wanted to try it out as I have quite dry ends because my hair is bleached and the ends tend to need a lot more loving than the rest of my hair does! I actually didn't think it would be as amazing as it is as my roots can get really greasy very quickly if I use too much product. It says to use on towel-dried or dry hair after washing, so as soon as I wash my hair I roughly dry it with a towel and then spritz my hair with this and either let it dry naturally or blow dry it and it leaves my hair feeling amazingly smooth and conditioned! I was blown away at how healthier my hair felt from just using this, it states that it leaves hair with silky suppleness and intense shine and my hair feels like silk every time I use it! You can use it frequently as well which is great if your hair starts to feel a little dry throughout the day. Just spray it onto the ends of your hair and brush it through and it works wonders! Definitely a new favourite of my mine that I'll be repurchasing for sure! The packaging is really cute as well, the bottle is holographic pink/white and you have to shake the bottle to mix the product up before you use it. 

I have problem skin so after I use my Body Shop tea tree facial wash I use these Superdrug glycolic acid cleansing pads, they aim to improve the skins tone and texture and awaken skin's natural glow. I use two pads for morning and night and use it within my normal beauty regime. They are so refreshing on my face especially in the evenings after I've taken all my makeup off. They just feel like they take that last bit of makeup off that your face wipes miss and freshen up your skin. I've definitely notice my skin looks a lot brighter so I'm looking forward to using these more often! 

Let me know what you think! 

Gina x


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