Today, I bring to you three of the most talked and raved about brow gels on the market. We are going to see which will come out on top out of the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper, the Benefit Gimme Brow or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Clear Gel.


Gone are the days when I filled in my brows with a black kohl pencil and thought I was one step closer to looking like Megan Fox. My routine now consists of meticulously pencilling in my brow and attempting to force them into a beautiful arch that somewhat resembles Gigi Hadid's. My eyebrows are the bane of my life and I wish that I had never let a tweezer near them. But, brands have upped their brow game since the days of clear mascara which means that I am one step closer to super model brows, but which one does the best job?

L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper
I won't be shy to admit that when it comes to brow, I'm a snob. A posh, croquet playing, champagne drinking, caviar eating, you get the point. When trying this Brow gel I immediately expected it to fail my expectations however, and I say this smugly, this is perhaps one of the best tinted brow gels out there. If you are looking for hold and tint, look no further, it does the jobs without the bells and whistles. Is there any more to say?

Benefit Gimme Brow
I'm sure many of you are familiar with this brow gel as it was met with raving reviews about how it coloured, filled and set brows perfectly. The Benefit Brow Gel contains small fibres that claim to thicken the appearance of your eyebrows. Unfortunately, the rave reviews meant that my expectations for this were very high and it did disappoint. Whilst it is a nice brow gel with a precise brush that will apply some colour and set your eyebrows with a medium hold, it won't perform any miracles. If you have very stubborn or sparse eyebrows this may not be your best option. If you have a fairly good shape and fullness to your brow, I can imagine you enjoying this as a one stop shop. The main downside to this product is the price, coming in at £18.50, it is quite expensive for a just a decent eyebrow product. Would I repurchase? No.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
When it comes to eyebrow products Anastasia reigns queen, I have purchased countless amounts of her Brow Wizz and along with those I have received many free samples of the Clear Brow Gel. As the name suggests, this product is clear and works to set the hairs and any products you have applied to the eyebrows. I do have mixed opinions about this brow gel, the setting power of this product is bullet-proof yet it doesn't feel hard or crispy on the face so I think it is perfect for anyone who has quite unruly brows. It also sets product very nicely so if you find that brow powders or pencils fade, smudge or smear throughout the day then this gel will really set everything perfectly in place. The one thing I dislike about this product is the brush as it is quite chunky and can sometimes smear the precise pencilling you've done, whilst it is easily cleaned up, it is quite irritating when you are rushing to get ready at 7am. So, I will continue to use up my samples but would I go out and purchase a full bottle? No, not unless the brush become a little more precise.
Summer has arrived which means that bronzed, glowing skin is back. 

There are a multitude of bronzers and highlighters in many tones and textures. It has never been easier to achieve that perfect bronzed glow that is highly coveted in these warmer months.

However, working full time, studying and only having time to do a full makeup look on weekends and during half-term (when a teacher comes to life) I like to keep products to a minimal and I love multi-use items. Working in a school means that the full glam face never comes out and the aim is a very French style classic, natural yet put together look.

I love a fresh face with minimal fuss and he Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel illuminator is the perfect product for getting a bronzed glow in an instant. It is a bronzed illuminator that doesn't lean too metallic, which means that you can mix it with your moisturiser to give a healthy luminosity to your skin. Yet it has enough colour and shimmer that it can be built up to give a very sexy, bombshell look to the skin when patted on to the high points of the face. It's a product I hear few people talk about on blogs and Youtube videos but one that I hear a lot of everyday women rave about.


So if you are after that golden glow to your skin but you don't have the time for all that blending and want your effortless makeup to really be just that, effortless then I recommend going to a counter and trying this on the back of your hand or even bring a little pot and ask for a sample to take away with you! 

It is the end of the year which means an all-round review of the greatest hits of 2015. Looking back at the beautiful exclusives brought out in 2015, the one that still sticks in my mind is the Tom Ford Summer Collection. This collection is what dreams are made of from the packaging to the colours and right down to the formula. These products required months of savings but I don't regret a single purchase!


The white and gold packaging is nothing short of elegant and brings out my inner Jerry Hall circa 1978.


The three main stars of the collection are a dreamy cream blush which is perhaps the most wonderful cream blush I own and the second this gets re-promoted, you better believe I will repurchase it.
The cheek and eye palette is a surprising change from the usual blue and bronzed looks you usually get in a Summer palette. This palette has carried me right from summer in to winter with its fresh pinks and deep plum shades which are all shot through with gold. The highlighter in the palette is gorgeous and very reminiscent of the Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Glow Highlighter, it is a pale peachy pink with a soft gold shimmer and transforms you in to an angelic sex goddess (again, very Jerry Hall). 
The final item and the one which is still available is the Lip Colour Sheer in Skinnydip. For a sheer lipstick you may find this a waste of money but I think it is worth every penny. The colour is unique and is the type of shade you'd spend minutes trying to recreate through layering several lipsticks and glosses. Due to its uniqueness, it isn't easy to describe so let me try... On my lips this pulls as a peachy natural nude with a golden glow. Now when I say glow I do not mean frosty, I mean that type of shimmery sheen that you would get from a really great shimmery gloss. If you want a sexy nude, this is a must have.


Swatches: Cream blush, lipstick, three eyeshadows in the cheek and eye palette and the highlight and blush.


This collection will hold a big place in my heart as not only is it swoon-worthy but was also my graduation present to myself. These are products I still use today and should they ever be re-promoted I will immediately alert you all as these items will turn you all into heart-eyed emojis!

What was your favourite limited edition collection of 2015?
Once upon a time there was a girl who spent all of her pennies at Space NK, one day, she decided not to buy her 567th lipstick but instead to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a hair oil she did not need! After a few weeks of using this hair oil, she realised that she actually quite liked it...


(Disclaimer: At the time of writing this post, I am very tired and may have spent too much time thinking about how the literacy lessons on my PGCE placement could be improved, so please do forgive me for the fairy tale introduction.)

Oribe, it's not a cheap brand is it? But it sure does smell good and we are all crackers about their Dry Texturising Spray (and their Apres Beach Spray!) so due to their great reputation, their wonderfully scented products and my complete inability to handle my own finances, I decided to purchase their Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil. So let's get to the point, is a 100ml hair oil really worth £45? It kind of is and here are a few reasons why.

1. The ingredients list isn't packed with silicones, it actually contains a nice blend of oils which will actually nourish your hair instead of giving it a short-term silky effect. 
2. It's lightweight. Other hair oils I have tried have left my hair oily, heavy and gloppy when all I want is a sleeker, light as air feel to my hair! Plus, even if you apply too much, it won't leave your hair oily and in desperate need of a wash the next day.
3. It isn't slippy. As I previously mentioned, this isn't packed with silicones so it won't leave your hair with that slippy feel. This is excellent because sometimes we want to style our sleek and shiny hair but after using a silicone laden hair oil, you'll have trouble even keeping your hair in a ponytail.
4. A little goes a long way. This may be true for most hair oils, however the pump dispenses the perfect amount for the hair so there is little waste and the bottle should last you for at least 3 months.

But would I repurchase it? You know what, I probably would but only if I had to money to spend on it. If you have troublesome hair or just enjoy haircare and want to treat yourself, then I would recommend you try this because it is the best hair oil I have used (and I have tried a lot of them).

If this is out of your price range or you are just a sensible person who would never spend £45 on the hair you get cut off every two months but are still interested in this, try asking Space NK to decant you some and if you like it, pop it on your Christmas List! I'm sure Santa will already be dropping by Space NK to pick you up a few other products and wouldn't mind adding this under your tree!

But, as this is so expensive, I'd love to see if there are any hair oils that compare to this and that won't require me having to explain to my boyfriend why he has to pay for the Aldi shop that week.

 Have you ever tried the Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil? If not, what's your favourite hair oil?

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