Happy 2nd Birthday To The Blog

Get the cake and champs out because its been two years since I first created this blog! I remember last year when I wrote about being on here for a year and had 63 blog posts with 183 followers, this year I now have 89 blog posts up and 271 of you guys following me. To me this is a big achievement, I have stuck at something for two years…I must like it here.

I’m not going to make it a long, soppy post and just keep it short and sweet. But again I’m very thankful for every single person who has liked, commented or even gave my blog a lil recognition with a follow. I didn’t intend to make a blog to become a full time blogger, I just wanted a purpose and something to keep on at, to publish posts that others would find interesting just like I do with other blogger. So I thank every one of you, I’m still here and it encourages me to keep going, make my blog posts better, learning from mistakes/achievements, improving my photo quality and have better ideas/blog post topics.

I do want to make a target/goal to be more regular with posts, maybe even have a blog schedule? But I don’t want to say that I’m going be to committed to a certain day because that puts way too much pressure on people and you end up putting stuff up that you didn’t enjoy creating.

Before I ramble anymore, thank you once again! Have a lovely Sunday, enjoy yourself, take it easy and lets smash the week!💓

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Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Highlighter | Review Time🌔

“Fenty Beauty” A brand you have probably non stop heard about for the past year, one for it being owned by the one and only Rihanna but it also having this diverse look on makeup (in which surprising it has taken how many years for a makeup brand to release a foundation range that has 40 shades). Rihanna has done that. She has broken the “boundaries” and even though her brand is only a year or so old she has changed the game, making everyone feel included and empowered by having their own shade of foundation without having mix about 3 to get some sort of match.

As you can tell from the title its a review about on my first ever fenty beauty product..a highlighter. Put the kettle, get comfy because it’s going to be long one.

Now I felt bougie af when walking into Harvey Nichols for the first time in my life. It’s so fancy, like I didn’t belong here, and everything I touched costed more than my existence. However, the people who were on the fenty beauty counter were really nice and the Metal Moon Highligter was is stock!

The highlighter cost £26.00! My heart thumped, my purse burnt and my bank are shocked that I spent that amount money on something that wasn’t food. I love the packaging, to be honest I love the packaging for all of the fenty products. It’s so simple and chic..And for once looks mature and not child like. Inside the compact highlighter you get a mirror….is this what its like when you begin to shop high end, a mirror with a highlighter? What? I am all for it however, I now no longer have to hold a mirror, highlighter and a brush all at once.👏🏻

Is it worth it? Overall opinion?

The formula is very soft and powdery, from first look and from the name “metal moon” you would think that it would be a silvery, white colour. I’m not fully wrong but once on the skin it appears with a golden shimmer, than silver. It is quite glittery but not chunky which is a plus. It’s subtle with the first layer, however its very buildable and can be made as pigmented as you want it to be.

Ive worn it for 12.5 hours on many of occasions due to work and I do have to say it does eventually come away and leaves you with a slight dewy look on the cheek bones which i actually like, it does do well too last that long however and it does look good with and without foundation. It’s great for inner corner highlight and on the nose! I either use a fan brush or a highlighter brush, I prefer to use a fan brush with this highlighter more than my other just because i feel it picks up more pigmented and covers more surface area.

Overall, I do wish it was more glowy however I like the golden, dewy like glow it gives me without me look like a disco ball. I am a little torn. Would I recommend? Yes of course, its a great highlighter, defiantly one for your collection however if you want to look like a star than its not for you. Its more subtle, can be worn day or night. I would say £26.00 is a little expensive but I am a little tight when it comes to money so of course I’m going to say that however does it stop me from wanting to buy another highlighter, a lip product and the fenty beauty brushes? No aha.

I hope you guys enjoyed, tell me what you think? Have any of you tried fenty beauty products yet? Is it just a hype? Have a lovely weekend!✨

Lush Bath Bomb Haul | Smelling freshhhhh

There’s nothing better than walking in or past lush, the smell instantly hints you of the lovely soaps, bath bombs and everything heavenly about their products. I however didn’t get the pleasure of shopping in store, I did an online order. So I thought I would give you guys a haul on what I bought, grab a cuppa and get sat down.

Ive never shopped on the Lush website before but I thought I would tell you guys my experience and shipping process. I ordered about Thursday at around 1pm and received it at 12pm the next day. That’s how quick it came. Well I did order for next day delivery which is £5.79…for once I will actually pay for next day delivery at that price. It was boxed and packaged really well, all the bath bombs came in one piece not one was broke.

The first bath bomb I put in my basket was the “Butterball Bath Bomb”. I wanted to try a load of bath bombs I’ve never tried before and this is one of them. This bath bomb apparently treats dry, sensitive and irritating skin, I don’t usually suffer with irritating or sensitive skin on my body it’s usually my face but I do however get dry skin from time to time. It contains cocoa butter which smells and I can already tell is going to feel nice. It costs £2.95. It’s smaller than their usual sized bath bombs. There is an ingredient in the bath bomb called Ylang Ylang Oil that apparently is used to treat stress and depression, as well as relieving anger, panic and fear. I’m so intrigued to what its going to be like in the bath.

The next bath bomb I bought was the “Ickle Baby Bot”. It’s a cute little bomb shaped as a robot and I love it, Ive also never tried this bath bomb before either so ill defiantly will be intrigued to see how well this performs. This bath bomb is actually aimed at children, which sort of make sense due to it being a little robot but it contains lavender which supposedly relaxes you before bed. It costs £1.95, so affordable!

I then bought “Dragons Egg” twice as I love it that much. Ive had this bath bomb in the past, I think it was my first ever bath bomb I tried from Lush. I remember it containing a little message when the bomb fizzled out that said “Kapowwww” or something like that but the last few times Ive had it they’ve not contained it in them however its still such a fun, glittery, colourful bath bomb. It also contains popping candy which makes the bath bomb crackle and pop. It costs £3.95.

Ive bought a lot of bath bombs that relate to relaxation before bed, I think my body is telling me something. The next bath bomb apparently does exactly that, and it is the bath bomb “Twilight”. A pretty pink bath bomb that has printed stars and moons on it. It’s so cute. This bath bomb is aimed at those who suffer from insomnia and have troubles with sleeping. It costs £3.95

The bath bomb “Avobath” is another firm favourite of mine that I purchase very time I shop in Lush. It contains avocado (obvs by the name) which helps with dryness of the skin, it just smells and makes your skin feel fresh and clean. I love it. It’s £3.50.

“Intergalactic” and “Rocket Science” are the next two bath bombs that I feel are very similar as both relate to science and they have the same colours in them. Ive not tried Rocket Science but I assumed they are similar, and its shaped like a rocket so what isn’t to love about it. These two are the funky, colourful bath bomb out of the haul that I’ve made that are just gonna look cool for photos etc. Both have fruity scents as well and Rocket Science is slowly becoming one of my favourite scents! Intergalactic costs £4.50 and Rocket Science costs £3.25

Metamorphosis is the next bath bomb that caught my eye..I just love all the names they give for each bath bombs. This one looks like something earthy, its all glittery and black. But turns out when popped in warm water has this pop of colour. It has a cinnamon scent which is just gonna be lovely in warm water. It costs £4.50

“Think Pink” and “Rock Star” are the last two pink things. Think Pink is everything I would want in a bath bomb, its pink, glittery and smells lovely. It’s so girly and fragranced, which would be nice to gift to a friend but this time around its for meeeee. It costs £4.50. And Rock Star is actually a soap not a bath bomb. It smells exactly like that pink shower gel is it called something like fairy lights that is usually released around Christmas time, now that I’ve ran out of that this soap is defiantly making up for it. The scent more than anything is one of if not the best smell/fragrance from Lush out of all the bath products. It’s just a nice comforting smell.

And the last bath bomb I purchased and the one I am looking forward to the most is “Turtle Immersion”. It’s a massive bath bomb shaped like a turtle which is actually going to turn in to jelly as its a jelly bath bomb. I am such a big kid when it comes to things like that…jelly as bath water. It costs £4.95 which is the most expensive bath bomb out of all of this haul but I feel like its going to be well worth it.

I hope you guys enjoyed, tell me what you think? What’s your favourite bath bomb from Lush? I hope you are having a lovely day!

The Body Shop BB Cream Review

For today’s post I’m giving you a review, oh how I’ve missed writing reviews! It’s be a hot minute since my last review so put the kettle on and get comfy for a BB cream review.

Like I’ve done in the past with my reviews I usually break down the whole product. The Body Shop is a brand that’s been around for more than 40 years, it’s a British brand that is known for ethical, vegetarian and cruelty free friendly bath and body products. I don’t shop in The Body Shop as often as I should but when I do, I spend a fortune. It is a high street store, their price ranges are very flexible, from £6.00 to £16.00 and that’s just for cleansers. It can get quite expensive, but for the quality/quantity of their products it’s worth it. While we are here and before I get in depth with the review, I would defiantly recommend their body butters, lip balms and hand creams! The strawberry scent is my favourite.

Now the B.B. cream! I’ve been wanting to try out this B.B. cream for awhile since I saw a lot of good reviews, but every time I went in to store they never had my shade as it was always sold out. Until luckily the other month I was able to get my hands on it. It costs £12.00 for 25ml of product…a little stingey might I say. That’s roughly £2.00 a 1ml…I think, help a girl out I’m not good at maths. The All-In-One B.B. cream has 5 shades in its range, ranging from fair skin tones to dark skin tones, not very diverse however according to The Body Shop description of the product it supposedly “adapt to skin tone, hydrates for 24hrs, has light to medium coverage and illuminates appearance.” So does it do that? Here’s my verdict.

I purchased the All-In-One B.B. Cream in the shade “00” which is for fair skin tones. I have been using my hands to rub in the product and sometimes a beauty blender just to see the difference of how it performs. Is there a difference? No..I cannot tell a different whether with a beauty sponge or your hands, I think using the sponge it sinks in faster but there isn’t a complete difference between application. It’s safe to say you can use either, I prefer my hands just because you rub it in all the areas you wouldn’t necessary reach with a sponge, It’s like applying a moisturiser.

Does it have coverage?….no it doesn’t, well nothing that I’ve spotted to looked covered. I have the odd spot, mole and freckles on my face, and they look no different when the B.B. cream is on my face. So if you’re expecting coverage and just a quick alternative to your foundation then I wouldn’t recommend. However, the one thing I do like about this B.B. cream and the only reason why I keep apply it is that it’s glowy. It give me this natural glow without looking sweaty. It highlights nicely around my features and some how makes it look better even without the coverage. I’m not a foundation girl so I wasn’t a little scared about trying a B.B. cream as I thought it would be heavy/cake like some foundations can be but it’s lightweight, glowy and just a nice finish.

I am a little torn with this product, in a way I like it because I love the glowy finish and the little enhancement it gives to my natural features, plus I’m sort of loving this ‘non makeup makeup looks at the minute”. But I also bought it for the soul purpose of having coverage without wearing a foundation especially in this hotter weather…I would be a hot mess. But it doesn’t do that…it sort of like a glorified moisturiser/Illuminator.

So what I would say…if you are looking to buy an alternative to your foundation that still has coverage then I would say avoid this product but if you are wanting to venture into the non makeup makeup looks like glossier and milk makeup sell then buy buy buy.

I hope you guys enjoyed, tell me what you think? Can anyone recommend me B.B. cream that have a good coverage? Have a lovely sunday✨✨

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The Body Shop – https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/make-up/bb-creams/all-in-one-bb-cream/p/p000360

My Everyday Jewellery Pieces

“Gold (gold) always believe in your soullll….” who else also sang this song as soon as you read it. Today’s post contains everything gold and what jewellery I wear on a daily basis so grab some snacks and get comfy.

People have a shoe collection or a bag collection, but me…I love jewellery and have an endless collection of it. I posted awhile ago what jewellery websites I shop on so now you guys get to see what I have bought and wear from those websites.

The first jewellery piece that I have and cannot live without and I think everyone should have this jewellery piece in their collection is….hoop earrings. I wear hoop earrings at any chance I can get, I would actually live in them. I just think they are such a basic but staple piece in which you can dress up or dress down. Ive bought many hoop earrings from various high street shops but the one shop I always go back to too get my hoop earrings is Primark. These are “Primark Gold Hoop Earrings” and you can buy them in a pack of 4 which contain a variety of different hoop sizes for £2.50. I love them. You can buy them in silver also but I always buy them in gold because I sort have an obsession with the colour/material gold in which you will end up seeming throughout this post. They don’t last long as in colour wise because the “gold” does begin to come away from the hoop and end up going rusty/silver colour which is annoying but £2.50 for a pack of four you cannot go wrong.

I did mention this item in my last post because it has been a current favourite of mine for the past month. It is the “Pandora Shine Honey Bee Ring”. A lot of jewellery brands have jumped on this trend of adding honey bees to jewellery pieces and I’m all for it. Especially the Pandora Shine Collection and this ring. It’s so pretty and people always comment on it saying how nice it is. It costs about £60-65. Which I think is reasonable for a high quality ring. I love the the design of it and how well it compliments the other jewellery pieces that I am going to mention throughout this post.

I do love every single piece of jewellery that I have been given or bought over the years but if I had to pick a favourite than it would be this necklace that I have non stopped worn for the past 4 years. It is originally a necklace that I was given on my birthday four years ago. It is a simple gold plated necklace with a coin pendant on it in which has a st christopher printed on it. This necklace is no longer available on the Argento website which is a shame. But just last year I cam across this other pendant that I thought would complement the necklace really well and it is this “Monica Vinader Mini Marie Pendant”. It’s this lovely gold plated pendant which has the most mesmerising pattern when up close, it is described as being a good luck charm and Ive begin to believe it over the past year of wearing it. It costs £85.00 for the pendant which is a little pricey but its so worth it and has lasted all this time for saying its only gold plated. The St Cristopher pendant has begun to worn alway in colour and so has the necklace but that’s what gives it that extra charm and “vintage style”. This necklace really means a lot to me and I hope to continue to wear it for years to come.

To break up the “gold (gold) always believe in your soulllll” moment. I do have a pop of colour in my every day jewellery pieces and it is this “Pandora Moments Fabric Cord Bracelet, Hot Pink”. Look how barbie, and girly this bracelet is. I love ittttttt. It cost £35.00 when I bought it but Pandora currently have a sale on and it is now £19.00. Absolute bargain because its so basic but brightens up any outfit which is why it has become a staple piece of mine. They sell a variety of different colours in this style ranging from purple, blues, black etc. The last jewellery piece I wear on a regular basis is this “Adidas Z04 District Mesh Watch in Gold”. I recently bought this watch from ASOS and it has already become a firm favourite of mine. Who else knew that adidas sold jewellery?? Because I certainly didn’t and I’m 100% happy with the fact that I do know now. It cost me £80.00 which is a little expensive but not as much as I thought it would be for saying its Adidas. It’s a little masculine which is what put me off at first but sat next to the hot pink bracelet really complements it.

I hope you guys enjoyed. Tell me what you think? Where do you guys get your jewellery from? Have a lovely evening.💫

PS… Is this editing of the photos a little tacky, the lines and the wiggly lines around the products? Off putting? I’m hoping to bring more designing/doodles to my blog posts/images in future posts. What do you think?

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I Have Instagram! |

This is going to be a little post but I thought it was worth the mention because finally I can now put down more than just an email link on my contact information as I finally have an Instagram account!

I’ve been wanting to make an Instagram account for awhile since creating my blog and now that I feel comfortable enough to do it I made an account the other day. I’m looking forward to this next chapter of “blogging” and gives me a chance to interact with others who blog on here or read blogs as I’m always quiet on here. I’ve named it after my blog so it’s easier to find, and hopefully it can bring out more of a creative side with my photos and editing.

I’m really excited to share photos, and just document life and blogger related things through photos and hopefully you guys will enjoy it to. So if you want head over to my instagram and give me a follow, Ive only got three photos but more will come as I get more confident with posting photos and finding some sort theme/overall meaning to the photos I share. Or maybe I’ll just post whatever the hell I want.💫

My username is -> beyondrealityblog <- I’ll follow you guys back, ignore the fact I haven’t got a bio I’m working on it aha. I hope you guys have a lovely week😊

Haul Time | Skincare, Beauty and a Book

Who has been spending too much money, even though I know I shouldn’t and still have another week to go before pay day and will now probably be living off toast? This girl has! But when it comes to overspending, I can share with you guys what I have bought, so get comfy and ill begin to ramble.

The first product that I bought is something that was heavenly influenced by instagram. There’s not one blogger that I have seen on Instagram promote or talk about this product and I have to be honest I’ve been suckered into buying it and it is the “Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water Light”. A self-tanner but in water form?? I will try not to go into too much detail about it because I want to do a full review of it when I’ve used it for awhile. But the aim of the product is apparently its a streak free self tanner that can be applied much easier compared to others on the market without that fear of patches. It contains 200ml of product and costs £18.95 from Boots UK. Which I think is pretty pricey…but if its like what everyone is saying it be worth every single penny.

The next purchase was a bit of whim, I keep saying this all the time that I really love skincare and I wish I could get more in depth about it but Ill be hypocritical because I’ve stopped again my current skincare routine. I get bored very easily, and lazy which unfortunately when you have these two traits things like skincare routines go out of the window within the first week. I want to be one of those girls that has a skincare routine mastered for day and night and will actually stick to it. So to hopefully get me started is this “La Roche-Posay Toleriane 3-Step System Sensitive Skin”. I don’t have extremely sensitive skin, but just recently Ive had flare ups of dry, itchy, and red skin. I usually have redness around the cheeks more towards the nose which has always been annoying but its just become even more sensitive at the moment so I thought by buying this starter kit would somewhat sort it out. Ive tried La Roche-Posay products in the past and I highly rate them so I’ve specking the exact same from this kit to be like them. It costs £16.87 for 40ml-50ml of three products which I think is pretty good for say this brand is on the higher skincare brand compared to the likes of other brands that are sold in Boots. It is on sale/discounted at the minute which is why its £16.87 from £22.50.

The rest of the products I bought in this haul are all from TK MAXX. Discount galore. And the first item I quickly got my hands on as it was the last one of the shelf is the “Milk Makeup Charcoal Cleanser”. There was no particular reason as to why I bought it, I just saw “milk makeup” and snatched it off the shelves. I’ve never tried anything from Milk before so it will be interested to see what their skincare range is like. Have you guys seen that Milk Makeup have created a mascara that contains cannabis oil? it looks so good. Before I begging rambling off onto another topic, I bought the cleanser for £6.99 when it retails originally for £22.00. I was in shock and of course that prompted me even more to get it for that price. It supposedly going to soothe and smooth my skin, so stay tuned for all these reviews coming up on my blog soon. It roughly holds 130ml of product which is pretty good for the price they are selling it for in TK MAXX.

Still remaining of the subject of skincare, I also picked up a sheet mask. TK MAXX is literally the best for skincare. They sell brands that you wouldn’t find in you generic height street stores. Such as this sheet mask which is the “Tony Moly I’m Real Broccoli Mask Sheet”. You can buy tony moly products now on Beauty Bay but I always like looking at the product in person than buying things online. It’s like clothes, 9 times out of 10 you have to send things back when clothes shopping online. There’s always one item that never fits or doesn’t look like the photos online. When I saw that it contains actual broccoli I was like “what the hell?” But it also seems like something cool to try out and apparently it boots and nourishes the skin which is what I need as my skin has been feeling like the desert. TK MAXX priced the mask at £2.99 compared to Beauty Bay prices at £4.50. I’m actually quite excited to try it out and hopefully it will encourage me to be more proactive with my skincare routine.

The sun is out. We have hit double figures in the UK. Can we get a round of applause for the sun for blessing us with this new source of heat. You have probably heard every single British person ramble, rant and applaud the UK for this bitter sweet summer in April. So of course when the sun makes an appearance in the UK we have to enjoy it while it last which is why I’ve bought another pair of sunglasses this month. The sunglasses I bought are by a brand called “Mr Boho”. Ive never heard of them but I just liked the look of the glasses when I tried them on, they have sort of a pink tinge on the top 1/4 of the lens. The frame has that simple, typical tortoise print that comes with a lot of glasses/sunglasses which I like. They cost £19.99 from TK MAXX and when I looked on Mr Boho website they sell their sunglasses around the £70.00 mark which I think is a pretty decent discount and will look really good with summery outfits that Ill get to crack out soon.

“Eos lip balms” are just about the only lip balm brand that I still have yet to try until now when I saw them being sold in TK MAXX for £3.99. I’m again in shock. One of the reasons why I wouldn’t but an eos lip balm was because they were £6.50 a pop at boots and back in the day 13 year old me of course had better things to spend my pocket money on. 13 year old me would be jealous of current me now because I now own a eos lip balm in the scent summer fruits for £3.99!! I’m bringing out a new post about lip balms and which ones I think are worth your money so I cannot wait to start testing this one out and see if its well worth the hype. £3.99 I cannot get over it. So if you guys are looking to buy one of these lip balms but don’t wanna pay the full price head down to one of you local TK MAXX.

The last product I bought which again for this one I sort of saw it and then just popped it into my basket. And it is a book called “Pretty Honest By Sali Hughes”. I love my beauty and talking about it one of best traits but reading about beauty never really appealed to me until I saw the cover of this one and saw how simple, and “blogger like” and flipped through some of the pages and thought it was right up my street. It contains, pictures, short sentences sort of a light read where you don’t need all of your attention to read. I thought it would be fun to pick up any tips or tricks that I could use when applying my makeup. I am looking forward to reading through it when I get a bit of spare time. TK MAXX retail it for £4.99, on amazon it is being sold for £22.00 which is pretty crazy and for a hardback cover its such a good price.

And that was my little haul. I hope you guys enjoyed. I apologise for the lack of content and the overall layout/design of my blog I’m going through changes with it and want it to look how i was it to without falling into that typical “blogger look”. Tell me what you think of this post? Has anyone else tried these items and would you like reviews/first impressions? Have a lovely weekend and enjoy yourself!🌻