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HOW TO FOR SOFT SKIN | FAVOURITE PRODUCTS | SKIN CARE ROUTINE


Hey everyone! 

My name is Tanya and I am a Youtuber and Blogger, I test out makeup and skincare products, provide TIPS AND TRICKS that make beauty that bit easier! Nothing makes me feel more happy than proving YOU with the best advice and makeup products from drugstore to highend to make YOU feel confident. 

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This year I have really focused on my skin care and I find that a lot of people have noticed, particularly If you follow me on my social media channels. I have a lot of comments on my skin and questions on how I keep my skin looking flawless. I will be telling all of my secrets on my Youtube Channel so please go subscribe!  

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So to make it easier for you to get the answers you are looking for, This post will refer to the products that are currently working for my skin and my Youtube Video ( part 2 ) will be up soon to discuss my 5 TOP TIPS FOR SOFT CLEAR SKIN FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE! Yes, EVERY skin type! 

So to kick start our skin journey, get out your notepads or jot down on a piece of paper why you clicked on this post? What was you hoping to find out? What are your skin care goals? Once you have them answers then you know exactly what you need to focus on to get your skin back on track and feeling more confident. This could be trying to figure out how to get softer skin, how to manage dry skin? how to manage environmental effects? There are so many different things that people want to work on and each person may have one goal to start with and that's perfect, go at your own pace because hey, it's not easy to start new habits but once you stick with it you'll find those habits start being apart of a normal routine. 

For as long as I can remember, I have suffered from dry skin. I'm quite lucky that my skin isn't severely dry, however, it's dry enough to interfere with some foundations. If this sounds like you or you are looking for new products to test out then this is the blog post for you. 


24k Bio-essence Skin Radiance Night Cleanser 




I've been using this cleanser at night to really help my skin recover from the day, whether that be from my makeup or from the harsh wind, sun and everything on the topic of environment.  I've found that this cleanser glides on smoothly to the skin which has a soothing effect. It creates a small amount of lather that works into the skin to remove any excess makeup or dirt on my skin at night. Each product that I mention may work differently on different people, I will only mention products that are currently working on my skin, with the hopes that you find something that catches your interest because it's taken me 23 years of trial and error and thats okay! I'll be talking more about the importance of using a cleanser in my routine more on my YouTube Video!


Christian Breton Paris Liftox Serum




This is one product I now can't live without. After years of, being honest, not taking much care to protect my skin from forming wrinkles, I've took a serious turn to try and prevent them now. If I can save myself treatments in the future by helping to protect against the cause in the first place then this is where my motivation comes from. This serum is on the luxury side of the budget, however the ingredient's make up for it. Containing snake venom like peptide, caviar extract and collagen, this serum gives me my youthful look.  So why caviar? Apparently, the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have been shown to reduced inflammatiion when topically applied, however please do your research to determine whether you want to add this into your own skin care routine. I have been using this every day for 3 weeks and so far I have noticed that my skin looks more radiant and firm which hasn't made my skin feel uncomfortable and is one of the products that I will continue to use!


Christian Breton Paris Liftox Face Cream 




I use to be terrible, probably one of the worst people for not using face cream. I never used it growing up and in all honesty, I didn't think it would make much difference to the appearance of my skin. Oh how I was wrong! Specially with my dry skin.. around winter.. can you imagine? I use this daily, twice a day, morning and night. I am absolutely in love with the formula of this face cream, it's quite thick in texture but it absorbs so well into the skin. After 10 minutes my skin feels hydrated and that's luxury for any of you out there who suffer from dry skin like me! The smell is quite pleasant and I find it's like a drink for the skin. If you want to find out more how I got on with this, please comment below!

Cloud 9 Skin Solutions Good Night Deep Nourishing Sleep Mask





If I haven't gone on about it enough, you probably would have guessed that I never used a sleep mask, ever. I thought a night cream at the very maximum would be absolutely fine for my skin. Until this little gem came into my life. This is a product that I apply on top of my night cream! I even use this sometimes throughout the day if my skin needs that bit more hydration. This little beauty is something I won't forget to apply at night because I've seen such a difference in my skin since using it. This gem gets to work whilst you sleep so as soon as you wake up, your skin thanks you and you don't need to do anything more. This is such a brilliant idea for those of you who need a simple but effective routine. All more reason to buy it as a special gift just in time for Christmas and you can even share the secret by gifting it to someone close to you. 

Christian Breton Anti-wrinkle Hydrogel Eye Contour Mask




Eye masks? Now I'm hoping I'm not the only one to only just put this into my routine, surely? I only ever used to use face masks and didn't think much of using anything more and plus I felt like this extra step might not make much of a difference anyway. Until I started to realise that with face masks, the eye area is un touched, I started to think about how neglected my under eye area had become. These hydrogel eye contour masks are the perfect way to treat the under eyes once a week and the road to hydrated eyes becomes easier. These are perfect because they can be kept in the fridge for personal preference to add to the cooling effect. This feels like giving yourself that salon pamper treatment but it's in your own home, even better. I started using eye masks as I started to notice lines after testing out a new concealer, sparking the thought that I really do need to start looking after my skin, besides, a great routine definitely makes the difference of the overall makeup look. I have many compliments on my skin care without foundation which makes me feel much more confident, so take care of your skin and your skin will thank you in return. 





Don't forget, part 2 on my tips and tricks for clear and bright skin will be on my YouTube Channel soon so please subscribe to be the first to get notified! 

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Thank you so much for reading! 
Please bare in mind that the products that I have mentioned are the ones that have personally worked for me and my routine, results may vary for different people so take time to test what works for you and your skin. 

With love, Tanya x 

*disclaimer - some of the products mentioned may have been gifted, this post however is not sponsored, I have not received any money and views and thoughts are 100% my own.
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My name is Tanya and I am a Youtuber and Blogger, I test out makeup and skincare products, provide TIPS AND TRICKS that make beauty that bit easier! Nothing makes me feel more happy than proving YOU with the best advice and makeup products from drugstore to highend to make YOU feel confident. 

Be sure to follow my Social Media Channels to all the BEST tips and looks! 


YouTube - Tanya Busby YouTube Channel! <---- Please Subscribe If you want the latest looks, trends, advice and tips for all things beauty, skin, makeup! 


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Great Hair Day Everyday? PRODUCT'S AND TIPS THAT CHANGE THE HAIR GAME.



Hello to all of my beauty lovers!

My name is Tanya and I am a Youtube and Blogger, I test out makeup and skincare products, provide TIPS AND TRICKS that make beauty that bit easier! Nothing makes me feel more happy than proving YOU with the best advice and makeup products from drugstore to highend to make YOU feel confident. 

Be sure to follow my Social Media Channels to all the BEST tips and looks! 


YouTube - Tanya Busby YouTube Channel! <------ Please Subscribe If you want the latest looks, trends, advice and tips for all things beauty, skin, makeup! 


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I'm excited to be getting back into my blog after so much focus on getting the ball rolling with my Youtube Channel! 

Today I'm going to be talking hair. Now if you are anything like me, my hair is my pride and joy. When it's styled right and feels amazing, my confidence instantly grows! I'm like a new person. After going for a drastic change in my hair, I actually went blonde! My confidence grew but my hair took all the damage. What made things worse was feeling that I wanted to go even more lighter as I found myself plastering my hair with bleach and hair dye after.. in one sitting. Now I know what you're thinking, why?! I'm spontaneous. If I have an idea in my head, I want it done there and then, without really thinking of the consequences. And oh how my hair took the consequences. I found myself crying in the bathroom ( wish I was lying ) whilst pulling the brush through my hair, watching chunks fall to the ground. I know, my mistake. Luckily my hair is quite thick so I wasn't left with major long term consequences apart from the unappealing dryness as the shine was utterly removed that I took so long to have. 


So after years of trial and error I have put together my top tips to restore the hair's shine and health, no more wishing for perfect hair when you can be on the right track to having the hair you've been lusting over on Instagram, I was the same!  

LOOK AFTER YOUR BODY AND THE REST WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF 

Although hair dye isn't really your best friend in the healthy hair department, it sure helps if your hair is in fairly good condition before you decide to change your look! Focusing on restoring your hair to the softness you've always wanted is a woman's dream, but how can we do this on a budget?  I have always believed that the skin, hair, mind and soul can really be nourished from the inside out. If you think of it, if your taking care of your body by eating the right things and incorporating vitamins and minerals into the diet, it really does 'shine' through. I know personally that I can tell when I need to drink more water by the dull and tired face and hair staring back at me in the mirror. I have definitely noticed a difference not only in the length of my hair, but through the condition of it when my body is hydrated. It's like your body is rewarding you. If the body feels good, it will show on the outside. If your lips are dry, the thing I tend to realise is that they are dehydrated and I head for the kitchen to drink as much as humanly possible. If my hair is dry, I think the same. 

As well as hydration, it's particularly important to make sure we have enough vitamins and I'm probably not the only one who doesn't get enough of my daily vitamin intake! Opt for a multivitamin, they even come in chewable gummy form which makes taking care of my hair even easier. 

MOISTURIZE


Now I'm not saying I'm perfect at always looking after my hair because let's face it, life gets in the way and these days I'm falling asleep at 7 o'clock. But after seeing the damaging effects from the environment and added bleach, I've taken the time to really look after my hair on the outside as well as inside. There are a lot of hair masks out in todays market as well as DIY'S so theres such a variety to choose from! From the years of trial and error, I've learnt to purchase/make hair masks that target the key desirable outcomes that I really need. My hair is super dry, so opting for hair masks that contain either honey or say on the label ' for softness' is vital in my hair care routine. I tend to leave deep hair masks to do their magic from anywhere between 30 minutes to overnight! If I'm in a hurry, 10 minutes is better than no hair mask at all because theres nothing bad about adding some kindness to your hair.  

ENVIRONMENT

I never really thought about the effects on my hair from just heading outside until having soft hair in the morning and battling to get it out of a hair bobble at the end of a rainy day. If you think about the damaging affects on our skin, we can start to see how this kind of damage can have on our hair too. One of the worst things about this factor is that it is quite difficult to control the environment, however, using the steps above will combat the damage it has. Taking care of your hair by protecting it from the environment ; using buns, protective hair styles, using silk pillow cases, head scarfs and tucking the ends of our hair away from the wind pressure can all help. 

So wouldn't it be great to have a product that does all three key steps in one? These are the products that have changed my hair game. 




The Lee Stafford Mud Mask. This beauty has been an absolute hair saver. This hair mask is from the deep sea which is full of salts and minerals to deeply moisturise, strengthen, repair and rejuvenate the hair. I use this mask religiously as it's one of the few hair masks that I can use without weighing the hair down.  This mask can be used for even the shortest amount of time ( 5 minutes) and still the hair can benefit from all of the goodness. I use this mask twice a week now and I can say it has definitely reduced the damage from the bleach as it leaves my hair silky soft after. I am completely in love with this mask as it not only leaves my hair soft, it also smells amazing! If you have ever smelt Lee Stafford products then you'll already know how great this smells. It's one of the few hair masks that I have tried that actually leaves the scent in your hair after you have washed it. I can comb through my hair without pulling half of my hair out because hair is much more easier to manage if it is detangled. Still not convinced? Head into your local Superdrug or Boots and give it a smell, you'll be walking away a happy woman.. or man! 

RAVE ABOUT COCONUT?

 If you have been active on social media for a while, you'll remember everyone raving about coconut oil. Bad day? Coconut oil. Bad skin? Coconut oil. Life hack? Coconut oil. 

Now even when this trend was going ( still going ) I have used cold pressed coconut oil in the past and always wondered why it didn't work for me and why my hair ended up hard like cardboard. Maybe it was the way I was applying it? Maybe it just didn't work for my hair? Maybe it was a mystery. After many years of analysing my hair type, I was finally able to understand my hair type more and target techniques and products that work for it, instead of using products that work for other hair types ( I have another post on this.. ' how to grow longer healthier hair' ). Even after finding the technique to make coconut oil work for my hair, I found myself having to wash it 4 times after applying, even then my hair looked like 'second day' hair. For years I stayed away because of how high maintenance it was to use it. However, The CoCo LoCo Hair Oil is one of the first hair products I have used that still has all of the benefits of coconut oil but in a light spray. I was shocked that I even liked it after having such a troublesome time with coconut oil in the past. This product acts like a sealant to the hair which is amazing because it makes the top 3 tips above easy to achieve with this one product. If you think of it, once you moisturise the hair and have restored it back to life, how do we keep this goodness in? This is where the CoCo LoCo spray comes in. This spray will protect the hair from the environment, keeping in the moisture by stealing the hair strands. Think of it as a coat for the hair. This product will act as a barrier between the hair's moisture and the harsh environment. Even better when it's light, doesn't weigh the hair down and smells absolutely amazing. I use a small pea size amount which is enough product to coat the ends of my hair. It's a product I will continue to use. 

Let's share the love and tweet or tag me in your hair posts if you are using these products! 
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Twitter - @tantalksbeauty

Thank you for reading and I hope these tips have helped! Happy hair day! 

* Disclaimer - I was kindly gifted the two products mentioned, however this post is not sponsored or paid for in any way and my own views remain 100% honest. 


How To Create A Statement Look With A Hint Of Luxury!




Hi Lovelies!


My name is Tanya and I am a Youtuber and Blogger, I test out makeup and skincare products, provide TIPS AND TRICKS that make beauty that bit easier! Nothing makes me feel more happy than proving YOU with the best advice and makeup products from drugstore to highend to make YOU feel confident. 

Be sure to follow my Social Media Channels to all the BEST tips and looks! 


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As a makeup artist, I am constantly looking for new trends, new collections and new shades to add to my kit. As I do makeup looks for a wide range of individuals of different age groups, I wanted to find a collection that was bold and allowed for a subtle but statement looks. I was kindly sent a few products from the Joan Collin's timeless beauty collection which was great because I have only seen a few but not many posts about her product line. If you haven't heard of her before, she is an English actress, author and columnist. Over the years, her makeup looks have always been quite bold and followed the trend of dark eyes and a statement red lip.  I was actually surprised to find on her website that she has a wide range of products to suit many skin types and skin tones to create your own statement look. The amazing thing about this brand as that it aims to keep skin healthy and treat the skin whilst adding beauty. So when you purchase a product, your skin and body is enjoying the luxurious benefits without you having to do add another step to your routine. 


The packaging for her brand is absolutely stunning. If you love the packaging of the Charlotte Tilbury products then this will be sure to make a statement on your dressing table. Apart from the packaging being luxurious, the shade range of the lipsticks are quite generous. I have two shades from the collection, Melanie (deep plum shade) and Evelyn (statement red shade) both that follow that trend setter.  Below, I have provided images of the lipsticks and swatches.








The shades are absolutely beautiful. Before swatching, I thought that the lipsticks would be a matte finish but actually they are more of a satin finish. They glide on the lips so effortlessly and have a moisturising formula which is great for those who have drier lips, love the satin finish and is perfect even for those who are within the older generation. The great thing about these lipsticks is that the colour payoff is amazing. I didn't need to use a lot of product to get the swatches at all. The only downfall about the formula is that because they are so creamy and moisturising, be very careful about about the pressure you place to get a swatch or put on the lips as they are fragile and found they can break easily, however, if you apply with a light hand then you are all good to go!

The shades definitely fit in with the statement looks from Joan Collins herself and the colour payoff is absolutely beautiful.  I have tried satin lipsticks from MAC and I find that these can be slightly uncomfortable on the lips, however, the formula of these lipsticks have a totally different feel on the lips. Although moisturising, these don't feel too uncomfortable which is great for those who suffer from having dry lips or find themselves having cracks show up from normal lipsticks.


  • Dermalogically tested
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Actively hydrates
  • Protects the lips
  • TESTED and SHOWN to improve hydration in 30 days.


If you are also not too bothered about transfer then these are perfect. They do transfer easily because of the moisturising formula it has although I find that if i want to reduce the transfer of any lipstick, not only Joan Collins Timeless Beauty, then I apply a small amount of setting powder and it doesn't transfer as much and allowed the lipstick of these beauties to have the same amount of pigment which is great.


Next up is the Timeless Beauty Lash Growth Treatment Gel. I've always wanted to lash full lush lashes without having to apply false lashes and although my own has some length, they are not as full as I want them to be. After using this product for 2 weeks i can already see if a difference in my lashes. Below I have inserted a picture of my lashes from using this treatment and how defined they look without mascara. They give my lashes a curl which is amazing before applying mascara and even without. I also have started to use this gel for my eyebrow hairs! My eyebrow hair is very light which can be annoying as I have to shadow in my eyebrow hairs if i want to look as though i even have any!


Above you can definitely see how much of a curl this product gives my eyelashes! That's me saving some money on salon treatments! The only thing I would say is that because this is a treatment gel, it does make your eyelashes slightly hard but not enough to interfere with applying mascara. It's quite a luxury treatment within itself and I can definitely say I will be purchasing this when it runs out! I also noticed that when I applied the treatment to my under eyelashes, the product came into contact with my eye and didn't irritate my sensitive eyes at all.  I also use this product as a 'clear brow' gel if I decide to have my eyebrows natural, I just apply this to the brow and it not only sets it in place but also gives them a luxury growth treatment!



I also tested out the Class Act Mascara in 'Black'. Below I have added the result and I am shocked. I can't believe that with how stubborn my lashes are and with whatever mascara i seem to have used in the past, I couldn't get all the results which I wanted, curl, volume and length and as you can see from the pictures, this did an amazing job! The formula isn't wet but it doesn't dry too quick either so it's great if you want to add more layers to your lashes without the worry of it clumping together which is a common occurrence with mascaras i have used in the past.





I am so impressed with the quality of the products and If you too are interested in getting the same result as me, ill insert a link below to direct you to where you can buy these products. Not interested in lipstick or mascara? The brand has also introduced a range of skin care, nails, fragrance, gifts and accessories, body care (body polish and luxurious bath salts).

Thank you for reading! Have you tried the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Range?

With Love, Tanya x

 Joan Collins Timeless Beauty


Disclaimer* I have not been paid to do this review and all views remain my own*.


Liebster Award 2017 Get To Know Me More!




Hi Lovelies! 



My name is Tanya and I am a Youtuber and Blogger, I test out makeup and skincare products, provide TIPS AND TRICKS that make beauty that bit easier! Nothing makes me feel more happy than proving YOU with the best advice and makeup products from drugstore to highend to make YOU feel confident. 

Be sure to follow my Social Media Channels to all the BEST tips and looks! 


YouTube - Tanya Busby YouTube Channel! <---- Please Subscribe If you want the latest looks, trends, advice and tips for all things beauty, skin, makeup! 


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I was nominated by Sinéad from Onceapunatime for the Liebster Award, which is absolutely amazing, thank you so much!
This Liebster Award is a few questions asked by bloggers to introduce others into the blogosphere. 

The questions asked by Sinéad are,


1. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what's their name?

Yes! I currently have one puppy called Molly (5 months old) and one cat called Coco ( of course I picked the name!). I did have another family dog who unfortunately passed away and we had her for as long as i can remember growing up. Pets definitely form a part of the family.

2. Can you speak any other languages?

I wish! Unfortunately no. I did study French in school but as far as knowing the language, all I can say is Bonjour haha! If I could choose to learn a different language it would be Spanish.

3. What's your favourite plant or flower?

My favourite plant would be Aloe vera, for two reasons. One, they look super cool in the home and two, they have super great ingredients for the hair and skin when applied directly! Specially for sunburn too! ( i might do a blog post all about the uses of this plant, if this sounds like something you would be interested in give me a comment in the comment section below!). 

4. What area of blogging would you like to do more of?

I would love to do more fashion type posts, however, it's not so easy with two young children at the moment but it's definitely something i'm interested in doing for the future.

5. What is/was your favourite subject in school?

I loved art because it's in my nature to be creative so i absolutely loved it. Although studying 'Food' in school just made school experience even more enjoyable, however the affect on my bank account and my weight gain didn't just stop after I finished the subject (haha). 

6. Best present you have ever received?

I couldn't quite think of a physical present that was the 'best' but the best gift in life I was given was is my children.

7. What has been your best blogging experience to date?

I'm still a newbie to blogging but the whole experience is great and i love connecting with other people, the inspiration and support in this community is great!

8. Have you ever met anyone famous?

Unfortunately no but I did see the singer Jamelia in a local park to me once and I wouldn't exactly say 'met' because i spent the most part questioning whether it was actually her because you wouldn't expect to see someone famous whilst sitting for a picnic!


9. If you could choose one thing that you would definitely get to achieve in your life what would it be?

I already have happiness, with my children and that's everything I could have ever wanted. In terms of blogging, I want to achieve creating a youtube channel, I have been thinking about it for years and I think this year will be my year to take the plunge and just go for it! ( Once I can get over my accent!) 

10. Do you have a lucky number?

The number 12. It's my first daughters date of her birthday. I gear more towards numbers that have a meaning.

11. What was your reason for starting your blog?

I started watching Beauty and makeup tutorials since the age of 14. Every day when I came home from school I would always be caught watching beauty guru's for hours. I have always been interested in blogging and spoke about the products/experiences within my life in person since the age of 14, it's only recently in the past year that I started to upload content because i loved knowing the positive influence blogging can be for someone.  Also, it's kind of like an escape. After a long day with my girls, I can sit down for hours glued to the screen, typing away and being in my own little world. Knowing it's gone from my own little world to realising how big of a community blogging is and the difference niches there are, it's so interesting to me being a beauty lover.

Thank you so much again to Sinéad, her blog is absolutely amazing! Be sure to follow her at: http://once-upun-a-time.blogspot.co.uk


I now have to nominate 11 bloggers to do this tag! Sorry if you have already done it! Can't wait to hear your responses. 

  • Sarah Chappellx 
  • Caitlin Houston (lifeascaitlin)
  • Alice (Blacktulipbeauty)
  • Ernie (Peskywoman)
  • Liv Slack (Livwrites)
  • Lauryn (Life of a blonde)
  • Han (blogabouthanney)
  • Hannah (Luxuryblush)
  • LaurlyLou 
  • Steph (rosemelodies)
  • Sophie (MayBeautytrendx)
My questions are;

1: What made you start blogging?

2: What is your life goal?

3: What's one good and bad thing about the blogging community? 

4: What's your one tip for a newbie blogger?

5: If you could pick one food to eat for the rest of your life what would it be?

6:  What are two things on your bucket list?

7: What do you do in your free time?

8: Do you have any pets?

9: What is your favourite music singer or band?

10: Where is your favourite place to travel to?

11: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Rules:

1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions. 


Can't wait to read your responses!

With love, Tanya x 

Out Of This World Eye Mask?




Hello! My name is Tanya and I am a Youtuber and Blogger, I test out makeup and skincare products, provide TIPS AND TRICKS that make beauty that bit easier! Nothing makes me feel more happy than proving YOU with the best advice and makeup products from drugstore to highend to make YOU feel confident. 

Be sure to follow my Social Media Channels to all the BEST tips and looks! 


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Now you may have seen these masks all over Instagram and I was totally intrigued by them. I was lucky enough to be sent one of these beauties to try for myself and really see if they live up to their expectations.  I have not been paid to do this review and all views remain my own.  

I thought I would do this review because I've never experienced a eye mask quite like it. When I first read on the packaging that the face mask was self-heating I didn't quite believe it because I've never come across anything like this before. But much to my surprise, after taking it out the packaging, laying back and waiting for the magic to happen, this mask actually started to self heat. Now at this point I wasn't sure how hot this mask would get and particularly by the eye area, however, this mask gave off the perfect amount of heat, well the feeling was more like a steam sensation. If you've ever held your head over a bowl of hot water to open your pores, it was a similar sort of sensation but less intense. It was actually really enjoyable and relaxing.




Before using, I wasn't sure on what day to use it but having two kids, every day seemed like a great day (ha!).  The mask self-heated for approximately 15 minutes which was a great amount of time, specially if you need a quick relaxation before bed and then settling down to sleep. After using the mask, I did feel relaxed but I do believe that sitting down, having time to myself with the added sensation of darkness and a relaxing mist of heat, all in conjunction made the experience. After using this mask, I also noticed that my under eyes seemed more 'awake' and I do honestly believe this is down to the heat as I do have the same experience as when I use the hot water pamper session. 


If you've never experienced this new type of eye mask then I would totally recommend it, it made it an easier and less messy experience than using a bowel of hot water and gave me the same results.






Thank you so much for reading! Leave a comment below your best way to relax after a stressful day. Also if you've experienced this eye mask yourself?

With Love, Tanya x 


Want Lighter Hair This Summer Without The Damage?



Hi Lovelies!

My name is Tanya and I am a Youtuber and Blogger, I test out makeup and skincare products, provide TIPS AND TRICKS that make beauty that bit easier! Nothing makes me feel more happy than proving YOU with the best advice and makeup products from drugstore to highend to make YOU feel confident. 

Be sure to follow my Social Media Channels to all the BEST tips and looks! 


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The months leading up to summer I always go back and forth between changing my hair from a darker colour to light. As I'm quite a spontaneous person, I always think about wanting my hair lighter and will obsess about it until I have to head out to the store to dye my hair the very next day. The only thing that stops my thought process is the amount of damage hair dying can lead to. After all, if my hair colour is something I constantly think of changing then I definitely need something to help minimise the damage instead of having to cut off inches of my hair a few days later.

I was lucky enough to be sent the JPLEX Hair Colour Technology products which is fab as this is a product i have been seeing recently in my local Superdrug.  Although this product was sent to me, all views remain my own and I have not been sponsored to do this review.

I have been testing this product range for a month now to experience the benefits of the product. I normally go for 1 shade lighter in the summer ( I haven't got the confidence to go all blonde!) But I was pleasantly surprised by this range for even darker hair.  The process has three simple stages which you apply to your hair during the transition.   The range states to comply with the following;


Salon quality
Professionally formulated affordable at home treatment

Increases strength
Intensely nourishes hair while maximising the strength by up to x3

Increases shine
Add shine by encasing the hair shaft and sealing the cuticle

Added elasticity
Increases hairs elasticity enabling more stretch during the bleaching process, reducing breakages

Damage repair
Deep conditioning, to repair broken and damaged hair


Sounds perfect right?

Step 1 

Bond Builder.  You receive the two 7.5 ml Jplex Bond builders which are perfect because you can keep and use the other Jplex builder on your second attempt of colouring in the future.  These beauties are added into the Bblonde Highlighting or colourant kits.



Step 2

The Bond Maintainer. This treatment mask should be applied from root to tip, apply more if you have thicker hair, and it should be left for around 10 minutes and simply rinse off. I used this treatment two different ways to see if I saw any difference in my hair. First round was to apply from roots to tips before shampoo and conditioner, using this as a treatment mask before the shampoo dry's my hair out. Second round, I applied this treatment for 10 minutes, but applied after my shampoo and conditioner.  I have to say I didn't see much difference between using it either before or after I shampoo but I did however get the same results. My hair with using just this treatment was soft and I actually noticed a decrease in my hair fall after I brushed it. After having my second child, I suffered from quite significant hair fall which was upsetting so it's quite good to have found something other than taking supplements to help with the problem.  I have taken a picture of what the treatment looks like below and as you can see, it's quite thick in consistency which is what i personally look for in a hair mask.




My hair, being quite thick and curly, it became so much more easier to manage after shampoo. My hair type is dry and with every shampoo, my scalp tends to feel quite dehydrated. After using this twice a week for a month, i noticed that my scalp felt nourished, which i didn't think i would have in a short amount of time.


Step 3. 

Hair Perfector. This after care treatment states to ' enhance the condition of the hair during styling'. After using this product for a month, I instantly fell in love. If you the kind of person who needs to apply treatments such as styling products or leave in conditioners then this product is like a two in one. With it's easy application, I was able to use a small amount on towel dried hair to achieve my desired result. The best thing about this is that you do not have to rinse this product off and it does all the work for you. I can honestly say that after using these products my hair has never felt better. With two children, it's quite hard for me to visit the salon regularly and plus I don't have that kind of money to spend all the time. This system is definitely worth checking out because my dry, thick, dehydrated hair has now become something that I am now able to invest time in because I love the results it has given me. 

Thank you for reading, Have you heard of this system before or even tried it out for yourself? I'd love to know your thoughts!

With Love, Tanya x 

Breaking The Bank For Lilly Lashes? Are They Worth The Price Tag?





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I've had such great engagement on my Instagram since posting a picture of me wearing these amazing lashes. Until recently, I never used to be the one for wearing lashes, typically because I wasn't the best at applying them to myself, but somehow I could get them right on others!  After some time thinking, and screaming "surely I can't be the only person?" I was finally able to learn the technique that worked for me. And that's the thing about techniques, is that you learn it over time, some find it quicker than others but it's honestly just practice and there's no real time limit to it. That's also the thing I love with makeup, you learn and find ways to make different techniques work for you.

After noticing that lashes completely changed my makeup game, making my eyes look more awake and really defining the shadows used, I started to look for  lashes that were natural and easy to wear. Social media definitely has a huge influence in my shopping basket. If your like me, you see someone wearing amazing lashes and you go to buy them because you want the same amazing look right? But then you get hit with the price tag. I know there are quite a few great brands for eyelashes on the market but after seeing so many people rave about Lilly Lashes and having the battle whether to buy them or not, i'm so glad I did. I am in no way sponsored by Lilly Lashes and all thoughts remain my own.

Spending £20 on a pair of lashes really did make me rethink about buying another pair from this brand because in all fairness, they are not cheap. However, the quality totally won me over. The quality of these lashes do reflect the price tag and they can be re-used up to 10-12 times if taken care of correctly. I brought the pair 'Goddess' which are a natural lash.  The brand states 'the Goddess Luxury Mink Lashes accentuate all eye shapes creating a whimsically wispie finish'. I didn't need any more convincing after this.

                       
                            
Although it states a natural finish, I do think that these lashes can be dramatic too, dependant upon the colour of the shadows you use. To demonstrate, I have uploaded the picture above of a smokey eye look with the lashes, although they are natural, they definitely make a statement which is what I really love about this look. They are very soft so my top tip is to be careful and take care of them because they are not cheap and if taken care of, you will definitely get your value for money.


Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post!
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I'd also love to hear about if you have used these lashes and your favourite ones? Or if you use lashes in general and your favourite brand!

With Love, Tanya x



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