What’s in my everyday makeup bag?

I’ve never been one for makeup but recently, I’ve fallen in love with a couple of products. I am a beauty blogger but more on the skincare side of things. Now though, I’m looking to expand my love into other beauty areas, I thought today’s post would be the perfect start to this journey. I’m going to say this now, makeup has given me the confidence needed to feel better in myself.

It’s always good once in a while to step outside of your comfort zone in life. You’ll notice from my collection that it’s VERY basic, now please bear with me as I’ve only just started on this makeup journey. You’ll never know, maybe in the future, I’ll be a bit wilder with makeup. I am willing to learn more about makeup – if you have any how-to posts, I’ll love to read them!

Without further adieu, see my list of makeup items below!

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Enjoy the scents of Summer with So…? Fragrances

With all the wind and rain we’ve had recently here in the UK, I’m sure you’re all wishing for Summer! It feels forever away… I’m sure we’re all wishing for 20 June to be soon but it’s just over three months away. I know we don’t have much of a Summer but when the sun does make an appearance, it’s definitely worth it. It might not seem like Summer outside but there are ways you can make Summer appear for you.

We all love smelling fruity and fresh, that’s also one of the perks of Summer – there’s just something about Summer and the scents that appear. You don’t just have to wait until Summer to smell fruity, there are some great brands out there that do amazing Summer scents. This leads me nicely on to today’s post where I’m sharing with you just one brand who is killing it with their collection of Body Mists.

Today, I am sharing with you two scents from So…? Fragrances – get ready to feel Summery!

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Christmas Collections from The Body Shop

Christmas is a magical time. I love the scents that the festive season brings with it, there’s Winter Spice, Gingerbread, Cinnamon and more. I love when stores match their collections to the festive season, it makes this time of year even more special. One place that’s killing it this year, I’m sure you can tell by the title, is The Body Shop. I am a bigger lover of The Body Shop, especially their seasonal scents.

They killed it with their Autumnal range, they released Vanilla Pumpkin which was amazing! One of the best scents they’ve released. It’s so good I’ve even reviewed Vanilla Pumpkin twice! For as long as I can remember, The Body Shop has released three different Christmas scents. Last year, they released Berry Bon Bon, Peppermint Candy Cane and Vanilla Marshmallow, some amazing scents.

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Christmas with LUSH

‘Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful’

Hello, world! I know, I’ve gone awol, again…

But I’m back and hoping to get back into the swing of things. I have missed blogging but as I’ve been super busy with work and getting ready for Christmas, things have dropped off a cliff. Good news though, I have plenty of new content to share with you. And with two whole weeks off work, with not a lot planned, I’m going to be on a writing spree. The first post to share with you is one of my favourites.

Since coming across LUSH, I have fallen in love with their products but with quite an expensive price tag, I can’t purchase everything. I like to treat myself once in a while and what’s better than with a bright and colourful bath bomb to transform you into a different world. I normally purchase their seasonal items, whether that’s Halloween or Christmas, and their beautiful gift sets.

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Pamper Evening with Face Masks

🌸 Hello first day of Spring! 🌸

A pamper evening isn’t a relaxing one without a bubble bath and a face mask. I am coming late to the face mask party, it’s only recently that I’ve fallen in love. My last trip to Wilko was successful, I managed to grab a small selection of 7th Heaven Easy Peel Masks at just £1 each. I also have the Deep Cleansing Bubble Mask Blueberry from the Autumnal Box Swap with Samantha. J.

Today I thought I would share with you my face mask collection and what I’ve been loving recently. These are all a must addiction to make a perfect pamper evening. I’m amazed at the prices of these masks! It’s perfect for your pamper evening, you can get a lot for your money at £1 each. The Deep Cleansing Bubble Mask Blueberry from Primark is even less at 80p. I have heard good things about 7th Heaven, I’m very excited to try them all.

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‘Beauty in a Bottle’, Generation Skincare*

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Who can say no to new products? I am always on the lookout for products to try, you never know what you might come across. An email recently dropped in my inbox from Generation Skincare introducing their New Facial Serum; they call it ‘Beauty in a Bottle‘, with a request to review on An Ocean Glimmer. When they mentioned the lovely Sweet Orange scent, I couldn’t resist!

‘Generation A’ Facial Serum is a lightweight, all-natural serum that contains Vitamin B, C and E, Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid. Vitamin C helps to prevent signs of ageing before they even begin, to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. Alongside the Vitamin CHyaluronic Acid works to retain water and to keep the skin super hydrated.

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Bomb Cosmetics Hawaiian Flower

Here we are, another post sharing my love for bath bombs, who could say no!? I take any opportunity to purchase bath bombs, at the moment, our collection is very full. You might just remember that I recently shared my thoughts on the 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar from Bomb Cosmetics, leading to us having a grand total of 24 bath bombs. We’re not even halfway through all of these!

When I purchased the Advent Calendar, I actually received a free gift, the Hawaiian Flower Gift Pack. I was amazed to see it added to my basket, who doesn’t love a good freebie? This also meant I was getting more for my money than the 12 bath bombs in the Advent Calendar. This is one of the reasons I adore Bomb Cosmetics, their collections are impressive and you receive free goodies.

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A Year on With Friction Free Shaving*

If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer since a year ago, you’ll hopefully remember that I did a blog post for Friction Free Shaving, a razor delivery service designed exclusively for women that arrives on your doorstep every month. I fell in love with my Shaviour, I thought now would be the perfect time to give you an update, also a little background on Friction Free Shaving.

Am I still using my Shaviour, Rose? What are my thoughts?

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12 Bath Bombs of Bomb Cosmetics

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,
a bath bomb which filled me with glee!

I know Christmas was over a month now but I couldn’t exactly speak about this beforehand. I adore a good bath bomb, who doesn’t!? They turn a normal bath into a bubble, relaxing hour. I have shared just a couple of bath bombs here on An Ocean Glimmer, showcasing my love for them! They are pretty addicting.

Today, I have got just a small haul of bath bombs and that’s because I received the 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar from Bomb Cosmetics. As the name suggests, there are 12 different bath bombs inside the advent calendar. I was soo excited when I got my hands on this! I even returned the favour and brought Yasmine one.

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Kathleen Natural Tranquil Fields Review

I’m always interested in trying new products, as long as it features my favourite scents, I will give it a go. An email recently dropped in my inbox from Kathleen Natural introducing their Mini Bubble Bath and Shower Gel with a request to review a collection of my choice. There are three different moods to choose from; Citrus Cheer, Tranquil Fields and Sensual Rose.

Kathleen has released mini size versions of their luxurious, nourishing, delicate body care collection including Roll-on Fragrance Oil and Mini Bubble Bath and Shower Gel. Each collection is scented with three blended, pure essential oils – a top note, heart note and base note – to cover every mood. Of course, a travel size is perfect for on the move.

I chose Tranquil Fields because not only do I love Lavender and Vanilla scents, I wanted something to lift my mood and prepare me for the cold and horrible weather this Winter.

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