Thursday, 21 September 2017

Birchbox September 2017

Hello everyone, after a little bit of drama this month with my Birchbox getting lost in the post, I am finally here with a look inside what I got for September. As a side note, the customer service team were really quick to respond and super helpful which surprised me as I've heard so many bad things.


Onto the box and first of all, how colourful is the box this month. September's box is a collab with Oliver Bonas with the them work hard, play hard & be kind which I think is a great motto to live by. I love how colourful the box is and I also paid extra for the candle which I'm currently burning as I right this - it smells amazing!

As well as the amazing products which I will get onto in a moment, there was also a 15% off voucher code which instantly had me looking at the Oliver Bonas site to see what I could buy. I'm still undecided but if I do decide on something I will be sure to let you know. Also inside the box was some stickers which is something I don't normally use, however one was of a heart with the motto inside and I actually used this as an Instagram photo, which came out really well.

Polaar IcyMagic Instant Eye Contour Energiser


So recently, with all the travelling up and down the country I've been doing, I've found that its been a struggle to get to and stay asleep so when I saw this eye energiser in this months box I was excited to try it. I normally use one from Simple skincare so I thought I would try something new to compare them. The RRP for this product is £22 which personally I don't think is worth it. I can't say that I can see a noticeable difference and it doesn't feel as cooling as the Simple skincare one I normally use does. I'm going to keep using it to see if it makes a difference after a while but I'm not holding out much hope!

Dr. PawPaw Original Clear Balm


I have heard so many great things about this product from other YouTubers and Bloggers that I was super excited to try it when I saw it in the box. This is marketed as a multi-use product, although so far I've only used it as a lip balm and as a hand moisturiser. It says you can also use it for split ends as well as to soothe sunburn but as I haven't had either of those recently, I haven't been able to put that to the test. However, first impressions are that it is super moisturising without being greasy and soaks nicely into my skin. I have thrown it straight into my handbag and am now using it all the time on the go. 

Manna Kadar Fantasy 3-in-1 Blush, Highlighter, Eyeshadow

I love multi-use skincare products but I'm always sceptical when it comes to make up ones. For example, the benefit lip & tint never normally works for me because I don't like my cheeks to be the same colour as my lips. However I was interested to try out this 3-in-1 product to see what it was going to look like. First impressions, it looked a bit too dark for me to use as either a highlighter or a blusher so I wasn't sure that I would like the product. The formula feels lovely and soft which I love because it don't like to feel like I'm wearing make up if that makes sense. I always prefer things that feel natural on the skin. In terms of an eyeshadow it has great pigmentation for an everyday look but I probably wouldn't wear it in the evening because its not bold enough for me. Using a little bit as a highlighter was great because it has the right amount of shimmer without being over the top. I don't think I would use this product as a blusher because the shade on me looks more like a bronzer as its too dark. With a RRP of £15 I'm not sure I would repurchase this product but I will definitely keep it in my collection and use it mainly as a highlighter. 

ARROW BOOST Colour Enhancing Lip Balm


With Autumn/Winter coming, I love using lip balms so I will admit that I applied this product as soon as it arrived. So many lip balms claim that they are the perfect product, that they will leave your lips moisturised for hours but I've found that this is very rarely true. The mango seed butter in this lip balm has meant that my lips feel soft and hydrated all day without the need to reapply. Whats more, I'm not really sure how the whole pH thing works but the colour it gives my lips makes me feel like I don't need to add anything else to them. I haven't work a lipstick or gloss for well over a week and I haven't minded one bit!

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle


I am yet to use this product but I will certainly be taking it away with me in November when I go away. It claims to condition, minimise frizz, detangle, protects colour and added shine not grease. If this is the case, then I can see myself buying the full sized product because it will save a lot of space and money if I can use one product that does everything I need it to. I love that its free from parabens and sulphates because recently I've been really trying to keep an eye on what chemicals I'm using on myself and the environment. 

So that is everything I received in this months box. I have to say I'm really enjoying receiving Birchbox every month and I am loving the wide range of products I'm getting to try out. I can't wait to see what is in next months box already! As always I will leave my links down below so make sure you check them out. 




Until next time

KellyDianeReportX

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Top 5 Destinations I'd Like To Visit Next

Hello everyone, so following on from my favourite destinations I've visited, here is 5 of the many places I would like to visit next. 

Iceland

I would love to go to Iceland for a long weekend because its not too far to travel and always looks so picturesque. A few places I would like to visit whilst I'm there would of course have to be the Blue Lagoon Spa, Jokulsarlon Lagoon and the Arbaer open air museum looks interesting too. 

Finland

I have wanted to visit Finland ever since I first saw the igloos that you can pay to stay in whilst watching the Northern Lights which is something I have always wanted to see. Other places I would like to visit whilst there are the fortress of Suomenlinna and Sapokka water gardens. 

Croatia

So many people I know have been to Croatia and have said how lovely it is so I really want to see this for myself. Places I want to visit include Split, Dubrovnik and Plitvice lakes national park. I would also love to take a few boat rides whilst I'm there because the water is so clear there, I'd love to see some of the marine life. 

New York

Of course who doesn't want to go to New York! I mainly want to go there to do some serious shopping as well as witnessing all the famous yellow cabs for myself. Other places I would like to visit include the statue of liberty, central park and the empire state building. 

Athens

Last but not least is Athens. Having visited quite a few of the islands over the years, I would love to see mainland Greece for myself and I think Athens is the place to go. It also helps that they have a great Sephora shop so I'm told! Other places I would like to visit whilst there would have to be the famous acropolis as well as the Athens war museum. 

There are many more places I would love to visit besides these such as Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands but I had to keep this post short, else I would end up rambling on for hours. Where do you want to visit next? I'd love to know.

Until next time

KellyDianeReportX

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

5 Destinations that I love

Hello everyone, I have recently been suffering from a bit of the holiday blues because everyone is either going or coming back from holidays and I haven't really had any this year except for a weekend away. I was thinking back to some of the holidays I have had over the years and thought why not do a blog post with my top 5 destinations, so here it is...

Malta

Malta will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first ever holiday abroad. Although I don't remember much from that first trip because I was only 4, I have revisited the island several times over the years. First of all, the people are so friendly and helpful and will always try to assist you as much as they can. We first found this out when we missed the last bus back to the city after a day looking around a local craft village. We asked inside one of the shops if we could phone for a taxi, however, straight away he offered us a lift. It wasn't just a lift back to the city so we could catch the connecting bus back to our resort, instead he took us the whole hour journey there and wouldn't accept any money for fuel. This was not just a one off, as each visit to the island, somebody has offered to help us in a way that you simply don't get back home. 
The island itself is both stunning and full of history, with the capital city of Valletta being one of the most picturesque places I have ever been to. Last year when we visited, we approached the city by water taxi rather than the usual bus or taxi that we had previously used. I have to admit that the views as we entered the city were even more impressive the closer we got. The great thing about Valletta is that although its very easy to get lost in the maze of streets, you can see history in each and every one of them as well as finding hidden gems that you perhaps didn't know were there. For example, on our first visit to Malta, a wrong turn took us down what looked like and was a residential street. Having said this, at the end of that street was a toy museum which nobody had told us was there. 
As well as the historical nature of the island, it is also very well used by the film industry. Many a time we have visited the film set of the Disney film Popeye staring the late Robin Williams. Whilst over the years some of the set has changed and been adapted, the outsides of the buildings are very much still the same and its great to be able to have a look around. We usually visit Fort Rinella whilst we are on the island and right next door is the underwater film task which has been used to film the likes of Captain Phillips, Swept Away and Raise The Titanic. Sadly though, I have never met Brad Pitt or Russell Crowe although both Troy and Gladiator were filmed there. 

 Crete

Crete was the very first of the Greek islands I visited where I fell in love with it straight away, returning for my fourth time just a couple of years ago. The island itself is the complete opposite of Malta. The landscapes look wild and overgrown, but that is how they want it to be. The wildlife prosper there, although it has been well known to have bush fires every so often. We have always stayed in a place called Hersonissos and whilst we have visited the capital of Heraklion several times, we soon realised that Hersonissos has everything you could need. The main street consists of a huge variety of shops selling local produce, gifts and trinkets. At one end of the road there is even a 3 storey supermarket where you can pick up almost anything you need at a great price. Up in the village of Koutouloufari you can find taverna's offering a wide range of food and drink as well as Greek nights where you can listen to local bouzouki music and try out a bit of traditional dancing too! Dotted in between is even more little shops offering souvenirs. 
If you want to do something a bit more active, head to Star Beach, where you will find plenty of water sports activities as well as several swimming pools, water slides and of course plenty of cocktails. There is even a spa, tattoo parlour and swimwear shop all on site. One thing I would warn you about is that a photographer does go around the site, taking photos, which you can then buy on your way out. It is fair to say that sometimes you don't realise they are being taken and the actions or angles can look shocking, so be warned. 
Lastly one place I had to mention was Aquaworld Aquarium which is situated on the road leading off by the large supermarket I mentioned above. If you didn't know it was there you would walk straight past but it is honestly well worth a visit. What looks like a residential building from the outside opens up to house a huge variety of marine life as well as reptiles. Unlike zoos and other establishments, at Aquaworld Aquarium you can get up close and personal with the animals, being able to hold some of them, without any extra charges. John and Judith do an amazing job running the place, rescuing animals and caring for them but they are never too busy to answer any questions you might have. Over the years I have particularly fallen in love with Stephania, the blind turtle. Each time I visit I always make sure I take you some money to sponsor some of the animals, because without those donations, Aquaworld Aquarium wouldn't be able to feed and care for the animals. 

Maderia



If you love flowers and pretty views then Madeira is certainly the place for you. We stayed in the capital Funchal and again found that it had everything you needed. We particularly liked visiting the Lido because the cafe there did the most amazing homemade food. If you take the cable car up the mountains, you can visit the botanical gardens that cover a huge area. Wildlife roam free up here and the views are absolutely stunning. Sadly a few years ago they had awful floods followed by huge bush fires so I'm not sure how much of the gardens have been saved or redone. 
Another must is a walk down to the harbour, where lots of benches are situated, so that you can sit and watch the sunset, which again, is a beautiful sight. One thing you should be prepared for is Cristano Ronaldo's face and merchandise EVERYWHERE. The biggest star to come from the island, the locals love him and this can be seen all over Funchal. 

Corfu

Corfu for us is very much a relaxing by the pool kind of holiday. Whilst down in the south is party town, up in the north in a village called San Stefanos is the place you can normally find us. Everyone knows everyone in this village and the locals always remember you when you return year after year. I don't just mean they remember your face, they literally remember your name, as well as anything you might have spoken about previously. For example, we spoke about how my nan wasn't too well and two years later, they still remembered and asked us if she had got better. The village has everything you could want for a relaxing holiday - shops, taverna's, pubs offering evening entertainment, traditional Greek nights, water sports and one of my favourites - a ceramics studio where you can hand paint various items to take home with you. If you want to venture into the city, Corfu Town is only about a forty minute drive away, where the streets are packed full of shops selling handbags, shoes, belts, make up, souvenirs. You can also take various boats trips from the harbour here and can also visit the forts situated at either end of the town. One tip I would say is watch out for when the big cruise ships dock into the harbour because suddenly everything gets just that little bit more expensive. It is an amusing sight to see though, as staff hurry to change the prices on menus as they watch the ships dock. 

Isle Of Wight

Although I must have only been about 7 or 8 when I spent the weekend on the Isle of Wight, I have always looked back with fond memories and really want to return one day. This was the one and only time I have ever camped but I enjoyed every minute of it. Whilst I don't remember the names of some of the places we visited, I do remember having a great time at Blackgang Chime as well as enjoying fish and chips on a very chilly Ryde beach (It was the Easter holidays!) The only thing that has stopped me returning is the long drive to the ferry terminal from where we live but I will definitely be returning at some point soon.

I have been really lucky to have visited some great places over the years and here are many more that I could go on about. I love revisiting places, being able to say hello to friends we have made as well as seeing how things have changed over the years but I think its time for me to visit some new places. I think I will follow this post up with some destinations that I would like to visit next so if you have any recommendations then please let me know. 


Until next time

KellyDianeReportX

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Current Fitness Routine

Hello everyone,

I have recently been trying to step up my fitness routine and exercise consistently and I think it is finally paying off. When I first started thinking more about my fitness, I found it difficult to find anything that I could follow or understand that would give me the basics to start. There were plenty of posts and videos showing all of these amazing people that have great bodies and are really strong but that wasn't me. I was somebody who, if I think back, probably got out of breathe going up the stairs. What I needed was a little guidance and advice so that I could work out a programme that I could cope with but one that would challenge me at the same time. 

Get Gorgeous Guide By Carly Rowena

As soon as a paperback version of this was available, I ordered it straight away. I keep it close by so that its always there to remind me to work out. I use the workouts inside this programme 3 times a week. Sometimes this is after a gym workout, sometimes this will be the only exercise I do that day, it just depends solely on how I feel. 

Gym Time

I never thought I would say this but I actually enjoy spending time at the gym. Don't get me wrong, its still a struggle to get there but once I'm inside, I go for it. When I leave the gym, I feel more motivated to eat better because I don't want to put all that hard work to waste. 

I split my gym workouts into different sections:

Cardio - I choose from either the bike & rowing machine or the cross trainer to get my blood pumping and to warm up. I usually spent about 10-15 minutes on this. 

Stretching - I do some light stretches once I'm warm up so that I don't cause any injuries on the next section. 

Weights - I either do legs or arms, with 2 sets of 30 reps because this is what works best for my body. Other people do more sets with less reps in each but it is solely down to how you feel and how your body copes with the stress it is being put through. 
On my legs I currently lift about 50kg but on my arms I can only just about manage 15-20kg but it is something that I am working on.

Treadmill - I always finish off with a brisk walk on the treadmill with a slight incline so that I can keep my muscles moving for a bit longer and get the blood flowing back into them. I never actually run on the treadmill but I do always feel better after a brisk walk, where after about 8 minutes I drop both the incline and the speed to start cooling my body down.

Stretching - I finish off my gym workout by doing a few more stretches so that my muscles don't bulk out because that is definitely not the look I am trying to achieve. 

Swimming

I try to get up early and go swimming once a week before work because I find its a great way to start the day and get energised. I've always been somebody who loves swimming and spend about 80% of any holiday abroad in the swimming pool. 

Walking

Having a dog makes walking more part of my routine but even when I haven't got Trixie with me, I love to just go for a walk in the fresh air. I usually try to do this with my mum once a week after tea where we can have a chat, talking about what we have been up to and what plans we have. I feel like walking has now become a huge part of my routine now and I will always try to take the stairs rather than the lift, walk into town rather than getting the bus and walk along the sea front rather than stay shut indoors. Simple changes like these have really kick started my motivation and I am starting to find that I look forward to these walks now. 

Overall

So that is my current routine but of course its not just all about fitness. I've started to make changes throughout my lifestyle. I've added a protein shake for after my workouts, I've tried to take more me time to help me relax and I'm making sure I allow myself more time to sleep. I've also taken a good look at how I view food and realised that whilst I can't cut certain things out, I know that what I put in, I need to burn off. For example, that chocolate cookie I've just enjoyed, a quick walk around the block will go some way to burning some of it off. 

Over the last few months, I have seen some great changes in my body and noticed changes in my mind and happiness too! I think its because I've come to finally realise that I'm making a lifestyle choice not a quick fix. I don't care that it will take a while to get to were I want to be, as long as I stick to it, I will get there.

I hope this might inspire you into making some small changes to get bigger results and if you want to keep up to date with how I'm doing, make sure your check out my links down below. 

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Until next time

KellyDianeReportX

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

50 Questions You've Never Been Asked

Hello everyone, I though I would do a tag today and after reading Ems answers on her blog Out Of Tea Bags I thought I would answer the 50 questions you've never been asked tag...

1. What is your favourite candle scent?
It would have to be midsummer's night by Yankee Candles, I'm obsessed with it!
2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
Probably somebody like Lisa Eldridge so that she could teach me new make up techniques
3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother? 
Maybe somebody like Prince Harry because he is always up for a laugh
4. How old do you think you will be when you get married?
Somewhere between 27 & 30 I would like to think. 
5. Do you know a hoarder?
My parents are definitely hoarders, I just hope it doesn't rub off on me too much!
6. Can you do the splits?
Nope, I don't think I would even try
7. How old were you when you learnt to ride a bike?
I think I was about 4 or 5 and I remember learning to ride by going up and down our street. There were several of us learning at the same time so it was a good laugh!
8. How many oceans have you swam in?
2 - the Mediterranean and the Bristol Channel
9. How many countries have you visited?
8 - Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Albania, Tenerife, Egypt, Madeira. I have made several trips to the Greek islands though such Crete, Kos, Corfu, Rhodes, Naxons, Paros
10. Is anyone in your family in the army?
Nope but my dad used to be in the RAF
11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?
I really like names such as Bella or Maddie
12. What would you name your son if you had one?
Its tradition in our family to reuse boys names so it would probably but something Like Jack or George. 
13. What's the worst grade you got in a test?
I got D in Art for my GCSEs 
14. What was your favourite tv show as a kid?
When I was really young I used to like things such as Playstop & Barney. As I got a bit older it was definitely Tracey Beaker.
15. What did you dress up as for Halloween when you were 8?
I only ever dressed up as a witch. The same hat, wig and cape came out each year. 
16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?
I read a few chapters of the prisoners of Azkaban but that was the only one and I never actually finished it. 
17. Would you rather have an American or British accent?
I'm not really that keen on the American twang so definitely the British accent.
18. Did your mother go to university?
No, it was never an option for my mum. As soon as she left school, she went out to work. 
19. Are your grandparents still married?
Although both of my grandads died quite a while ago, neither of my nans ever thought of meeting anyone else so I would say that they are still married. 
20. Have you ever taken karate lessons?
No but I would like to learn some form of self defence because I think its important. 
21. Do you know who Kermit the Frog is?
Of course - Who doesn't!
22. What was the first amusement park you went to?
It would have been Brean Leisure Park when I was about 3. We spent a week on holiday there and it was were I first learnt to swim. 
23. What language besides your native one would you like to be fluent in?
I would love to learn either Greek or German because I think they are both interesting. I tried French when I was younger but I just couldn't understand it.
24. Do you spell the colour grey or gray?
Grey
25. Is your father bald?
He will hate me for saying it but he has a bald patch at the back of his head. 
26. Do you know any triplets?
Nope
27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?
I've never watched The Notebook so I would have to say Titanic. 
28. Have you ever had Indian food?
Yes, once but the spices didn't agree with me so I have never tried it again since.
29. What's the name of your favourite restaurant?
I don't really have a particular favourite but you can't go wrong with somewhere like Pizza Express
30. Have you ever been to Nandos?
Nope
31. Do you belong to any warehouse stores? (Costco, Bookers etc)
Nope
32. What would your parents have named you if you had been the opposite gender?
I think it would have been something like Charlie
33. If you have a nickname, what is it?
Not a specific one but different people call me different things. 
34. Who is your favourite person in the world?
There is no way that I could choose just one person but I would definitely say that I have always and will always look up to my Grandad, who would go out of his way to help others and make sure other people were always cared for. 
35. Would you rather live in the countryside or the city?
Living in the countryside for sure. It doesn't take long to reach local cities but at least, at the end of the day when I go home, its peaceful and relaxing. 
36. Can you whistle?
Sometimes I can but not all the time. 
37. Do you sleep with a nightlight?
No, I have to be in complete darkness else I can't sleep
38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?
I don't really have anything to eat, instead, I have a yogurt drink every morning. 
39. What medical conditions do you have?
Just low blood pressure and a Gluten intolerance (I can eat things with Gluten, just not in huge portions)
40. How many times have you been to hospital?
4 times I think
41. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?
Yes but it was years ago - probably when it first came out!
42. Where do you buy your jeans?
It used to always be from Matalan but I have recently discovered a range from New Look which fit really well. 
43. What was the last compliment you got?
I can't actually remember at the moment. 
44. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?
About 90% of the time I do
45. What flavour tea do you enjoy?
Basic PG Tips all the way!
46. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?
I would say it has to be around 25 pairs
47. What religion will your raise your children to be?
I won't impress any religion on them but I will hope that they will accept that everyone is entitled to choose and if they wanted to choose a religion, I wouldn't try to stop them. 
48. How old were you when you realised Santa wasn't real?
I must have been about 9 or 10 so it took quite a while.
49. Why do you have a blog?
Because I love it as a hobby and it comes with a great community too!
50. Name 5 of your favourite albums ever
Ed Sheeran - Divide
Jessica Simpson - Do you know
James Blunt - The Afterlove
Linkin Park - One more light
All of the NOW albums too!

I tag Beauty By Ellie & anyone else who wants to do it. Make sure you leave links to your answers in the comments and also make sure you check out Ems blog which is linked at the top of this post. 
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Until next time

KellyDianeReportX

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Back To School Stationary Wishlist

Hello everyone,

With the new term starting soon, Paperchase have brought out some great things to help you with your learning and I thought I would share some of the pretty things I would choose if I was starting at school or college. 


A4 document wallets are a great way of storing important letters, notes and homework. These are priced at just £4.50 for a set of 4 colours so you can use a different one for different subjects.


If you just want to keep them altogether in one place, this ring binder priced at £4 is perfect...

You can place these subject dividers in your ring binder to keep all of your notes organised and easy to find and are priced at just £2.50 for a pack of 10.

There are always other learning tools that you pick up along the way that won't fit into a ring binder or wallet and so one of these stationary boxes is great for storing things and making sure they won't get lost. These are priced at £7.50 and come in various different patterns but I like the raindrop range the most. (If you can't tell already!)

Magazine files are great for storing books, notebooks, magazines and leaflets when you don't need them. Storing them in one of these stops things from getting lost or damaged and means that you can find what you need, even when you haven't got much time. These are available at a cost of £8

I have always sworn by index cards for writing notes on for revision. It allows you to write down the important information, in short form, so that you will remember all of the information you need. Another tip is to write each piece of information in a different colour to aid with learning. These index cards cost £3.50 and are currently part of the 3 for 2 offer so you can stock up on them. 

Getting ready for school or college is not complete without a planner to keep track of all your important events. Each page is split down into morning, lunch, afternoon & evening as well as a tasks section down the side to help you make the post of your time and all of the things that you have to do. This flyaway design is my favourite one and comes in at a cost of £10

This is just a small selection of pretty things on my stationary wishlist and I would definitely recommend checking out Paperchase because they have a great range of products and designs to suit everyone's tastes. 
As always, don't forget to check out my links down below to stay up to date with all my latest posts etc.





Until next time

KellyDianeReportX


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Birchbox August 2017

Hello everyone, so a couple of months ago, I took out a subscription for Birchbox, because I wanted to try out some new products that I hadn't heard of before and also because I had a discount code so why not! I never quite got round to writing a post of the July box but I thought from August on wards, I could share with you what I get in each box. 

If you have been following my blog for quite a while, you may remember that I used to be subscribed to Glossybox and I always looked forward to receiving my box each month packed full of goodies. After a while, I found that the products I was being sent weren't appealing to me, so I cancelled my subscription and tried to use up all of the products I had been sent over the months. At Christmas, one of my friends gifted me the December Birchbox and I fell in love with it straight away. There are two main things that make Birchbox appeal to me more than Glossybox does - the first is that you get choices. For example, last month, I received an email asking me which colour of make up bag I would like to receive out of a choice of two colours. This month, I received a similar email which asked which design of make up brush I would prefer. The second thing I like about Birchbox is just that - the box. Whilst with glossybox, they changed the colour or pattern of the box, that was about it. With Birchbox, the December box was a cute pull apart design which now holds all of my stationary, whilst the July and August boxes were more like drawers. They are so much more practical that pretty boxes that you can only stack in a corner, instead, these drawers are sat on my dresser containing samples of make up that I want to try out. 

Onto the August box and more importantly, what was inside...



As I mentioned above, the box is more of a useful drawer storage with a beautiful blue patterned design. 


The first item and probably my most favourite in this months box is this shadow stick by LOC in the colour out of your shell. This goes on like a dream and literally takes seconds. I then just use my finger to blend it out slightly and I'm done. It even lasts all day without the need to re-apply. 


Next up is this hand cleansing gel my Merci Handy, in the scent hello sunshine. Its the perfect size to fit in my handbag and smells more like a perfume than your average hand gel without being over-powerful.


I've always wanted to try products from Bumble and bumble because so many people rave about them so I can't wait to try out this conditioner. 


I've never heard of Cargo Cosmetics before but if this blusher/bronzer product in the colour sunset beach is anything to go by, I can't wait to try out more products from them. The colour pigmentation is great, with a little going a long way and it has staying power too!


Last but not least, I finally own a Spectrum brush! This was the item I got to choose the design of and look how pretty it is. I will admit that as of yet I haven't actually used it because I don't want to get it dirty, however it does feel super soft on my skin, so when I finally do decide to use it, I know I will love it. 

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Until next time

KellyDianeReportX