Pamper Yourself with MIYU this March

I don’t know about you, but there’s just a few competition on at the moment over on Twitter and Instagram, I love entering these, you never know if you’re going to win! There’s nothing to lose but you could gain a lot, recently I entered a giveaway hosted by bbloggers to win the Joyous Vibes Holiday Kit from MIYU Beauty.

I was so excited to get my hands on this kit as I’ve heard good things about MIYU Beauty and with us heading into a New Year, you deserve a pamper evening. Before going into my thoughts on the Holiday Kit, I thought I would let you know a little about MIYU Beauty, as before this giveaway, I didn’t know much about them.

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Target Dark Circles with eyewake

Today’s post is sponsored by eyewake, as they kindly gifted me their Unique Formula Collagen Gel in return for an honest review. My eyes are one area that I neglect, as I have no product in my morning and evening routine that specifically targets that area. If I’m honest, I’ve never really had problems under my eyes, that’s why I’ve never thought to purchase something for under my eyes.

With this Collagen Gel though, even if you don’t have dark circles or puffy skin, it will help to prevent unattractive wrinkles. I was happy with everything I read about eyewake, so I thought why not try this for myself to see if it does what it says it will. I was able to go through the ordering process myself, I was reimbursed the cost of eyewake by Lucy.

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LUSH Christmas Haul

For Blogmas 2017, I did a first impression post for LUSH Cosmetics, now I know what you are thinking! Gemma, you have only just tried LUSH!? Well, before moving to Aylesbury, I had no bath only a shower, but now I am lucky enough to be able to have a bath every weekend. I won’t explain too much here as you can read all about why in my impression post. Myself and Yasmine have now become addicted to LUSH bath bombs!

As you know, I went down to Plymouth with Yasmine to see in the New Year with her family and our friends. Meaning we couldn’t come back to Aylesbury without some LUSH treats. I was able to take advantage of their January sale, where they had their Christmas products on 50% off! Great right! Everyone went a bit crazy for this sale, I don’t really blame them as you’re saving yourself a lot.

I know it’s a little late now for a LUSH Christmas Haul, but seeing as I didn’t actually buy them until AFTER Christmas, I’ve only just finished using them! Now, shall we get started with this small LUSH Haul?

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Bomb Cosmetics Palm Springs

I’ve got a little special post for you today, you know how I’ve only just started using LUSH bath bombs, I know it’s only taken me like forever! But now I’ve come across another bath bomb company, Bomb Cosmetics. I’ve heard a lot about this company, a lot of good things, so I was really excited to try their products. LUSH has some amazing products, don’t get me wrong, but I feel like they are a little expensive.

So I’ve been looking for an alternative that is a reasonable price, as well as amazing quality, something similar to LUSH. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a little while, you’ll know that I tried the Wilko own bath bombs, I spoke about them in my August Favourites. But they weren’t actually very exciting, they just turned the water a different colour.

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Blogmas Day 22 // Bilou Shower Foam Pink Melon

I am pretty much always on the search for new products, I’m not sure about you but isn’t it lovely trying a new product every so often. I especially like this if they’re on some kind of offer or even a gift from someone. Recently I was gifted Shower Foam Pink Melon from Bilou, a German beauty range created by Bibi. I’ve heard so many great things about this brand as well as their products, so I was very excited to try it!

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Blogmas Day 7 // First Impression: LUSH Cosmetics

I hope you are having a cracking first week of December, can you already believe it’s the seventh! I know I certainly can’t, as each day goes past, I’m definitely getting more excited about Christmas. Today I thought I would share my first thoughts on LUSH with you, I know what you’re probably thinking, where have you been Gemma!?

When I went to Plymouth for my graduation all the way back in October, I took a trip into LUSH to get my hands on some of their bath bombs. As I have never previously had a bathtub until now, bath bombs were pretty useless, but after trying the ones from Wilkinsons, I became pretty addicted!

Meaning I just had to pick some up, I am not new to venturing into LUSH, as I always would go in there with Corinne but never actually bought anything. I was like a kid in a sweet shop trying to decide which bath bombs I wanted to pick up and with Yasmine there, it made it even harder.

Do we go for a small collection of bath bombs? Do we pick up a cute gift set? There’s just so much to chose from.

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Tea Tree Skin Care Range from The Body Shop

If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a little while, you’ll know that I use a couple of products from the Tea Tree skin care range from The Body Shop. I posted a review of their Tea Tree range over a year ago when I first started using their products. I thought I would update you as there have been some new introductions to my routine. Before we get into this review, I just wanted to give you a little background.

I suffer from blemished skin, I have always been trying to find a routine that works for me. It’s been tricky as nothing I purchased was working or did the opposite effect and made my skin worse. It got to the point where I was really suffering, meaning I had to go a little bit more upmarket to find a solution.

This is where my trip to The Body Shop came in, I’m not going to bore you too much with what you might have already read so let’s get started with my new routine!

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Gracie Saunderson Bags Review

Recently I came across Gracie Saunderson on Twitter, she was on the search for bloggers to review her handmade makeup bags. Now I’ve reviewed a lot of blogger businesses on my blog, including The Birdhouse Calligraphy and Juniper Daze Designs, so I jumped at the chance to collaborate with Gracie. I love reviewing these businesses as I feel they don’t get enough credit as they should! They are just as amazing as big brands that we all know, so why not share the love.

Before we get to my review of the Azure makeup bag from Gracie, I thought I would speak a little bit about her. Gracie has always had a passion for makeup and beauty, in 2014 she went on a course to become a professional makeup artist. She is now qualified in Manicures, Pedicures, CND Nails and Eyebrow Tinting. It was in 2015 where she started her own business creating handmade makeup bags after she felt there was a gap in the market for practical yet pretty and affordable makeup bags.

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Vanilla Pumpkin Range from The Body Shop

I’m sure it’s no surprise that I am a MASSIVE fan of The Body Shop, I am always sharing my thoughts on their products and I am always tweeting about them. Today, I will be sharing with you my thoughts on their latest release, the Vanilla Pumpkin range. This range was released at the end of September, seems fitting with it being Autumn as well as Halloween! Everyone was raving about it on Twitter, so I knew I had to get my hands on it, I also love when The Body Shop release themed ranges.

When I first saw it on Twitter, it wasn’t available in store, only online. I didn’t want to take the chance of buying it and not liking it! When I visited my Body Shop in Aylesbury, the store assistant was really kind and allowed me to smell the Body Butter, which instantly made me want it! First thoughts I wasn’t 100% sure, but after a little while, the scent did grow on me. She even said herself how she wasn’t sure on it but after a while, it grew on her. One of the main reasons I love The Body Shop is because of their Love Your Body Club.

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Monsoon Rose Gold Review

At the moment, I am really enjoying finding new fragrances, I’ve come across a lot of different ones as you’ll know from my reviews of Firedance and Love Lily. Today I’m going to share with you my thoughts on the new fragrance from Monsoon, Rose Gold. This is the first time I’ve tried a Monsoon fragrance, so I am very excited, I love the strong presence of Rose Gold. From the name to outer packaging and the bottle, it is covered in Rose Gold, which I absolutely adore! And not just because I am a blogger.

From the first time, my eyes were laid on this fragrance, I was in love! It’s such a luxurious fragrance with it being housed in a premium heavyweight box, it’s soo nice. The packaging, bottle and the fragrance itself works hand in hand to create a fragrance that screams luxury. I’ve even kept the box to store it in just because I can’t think to part with it. For this fragrance, Monsoon worked with Fragrance & Beauty Creations and renowned perfumer Christian Provenzano to create a signature fragrance.

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