ILIA Beauty Review. Natural Beauty.


Welcome to the world of ILIA. A luxury beauty brand that not only creates your makeup look but cares for your skin in the long run. Each and every product is specially formulated to add anti-oxidants, moisturisers and SPF to your skin to encourage confidence in you, whether your have your face on or not!

I have picked a few of my favourites to show you today which have all quickly become staples in my everyday makeup routine.

Kokomo Tinted Lip Conditioner.
Kokomo tinted lip conditioner is not to be mistaken for a lipstick. It is an incredibly nourishing lip product that not only provides you with a subtle boost of colour but it gives your lips all the care they deserve in the ever changing British weather. The conditioner itself contains not only cocoa and Shea butter for its moisturising properties but it also includes Avocado, Sesame, Cranberry and Passionflower oils for their anti-oxidant qualities. The pigments in these lip conditioners are subtle, so don't be put off by their bold exterior. They have a sheer pigment that gives your lips a beautiful lift and a perfect pick me up.


Cheek to Cheek Multi-Stick.
Cheek to Cheek multi-stick has quickly become a makeup bag staple for me. This multi use product is fabulous for on the go, going from day to night makeup for a subtle pick me it. The multi-stick can be used on cheeks, eyes and lips and gives a beautiful subtle blush. Cheek to Cheek is a gorgeous pigment which I think would suit every skin tone, the almost sienna red evokes thoughts of Tuscany and warmth. The formula is extremely moisturising and easy to use. Containing vitamin E and Shea butter it is also good for your skin.

All Your Gold Beauty Balm.
All Your Gold is an amazing example of a beauty balm that has got it right. The formulation is light and it includes Aloe Vera and Coconut, so it feels very moisturising on your skin. As well as reducing the appearance of pores, I found that it gave my skin a healthy dewiness without making it look wet or oily. It has a very subtle shimmer that reflects the light beautifully making your skin appear a whole lot healthier. All Your Gold can be used alone or as a base for the rest of your makeup. It works amazingly well for both but I think this balm will give me the confidence to go foundation free for the Summer especially considering it contains SPF 20.


Moondance Sheer Powder.
Moondance is a beautiful product. The packaging is the perfect size for travel and for application on the go. The brush is removable which makes for easy cleaning. The powder itself is translucent with SPF 20. Although it gives no pigment it does give the skin a wonderful luminosity and a really healthy glow. The powder is fine and subtle so there is no fear of cakiness when applied lightly. I have to say this powder really helped my makeup stay put for much longer, it combated my oil and gave a glow that I couldn't achieve with foundation. 

ILIA's entire range is now for sale in the UK and can be found here. Maybe you will find something you love as much as I love these!


Affordable, Stylish & Retro! Selectspecs Review.

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a fab long weekend and an even more fab short week. This week I had a lovely little package arrive in the mail from a lovely company that I have used before. Let me explain. As a glasses wearer, finding nice glasses can me a bit of a mission especially if you don't want to spend loads of money every time and end up with the exact same pair for two years. Only up until recently was I relenting to the routine until I discovered SelectSpecs.


This company, I have to say are superb! They have a massive range of glasses from their own designs to designer and the prices are pretty much unbeatable. Today though, I would like to focus on their own range.
I have two pairs of glasses from then that I bought previously that were only £10 (with prescription lenses) unreal. A black thick rimmed pair and the same pair in a tortoiseshell brown. I have been wearing them for at least 6 months, interchanging and I love them, they're sturdy and the lenses come with thinning and anti glare for no additional cost.
When looking on the website the other day I saw this pair. I think they are stunning and you literally would not know that they were only £39.50. I was shocked and I literally had to get them to please my inner hipster.

The glasses are always sent with a branded case and micro-fiber cleaning cloth which I think is a really nice touch. The actual specs are beautiful, the frames are a half rim, gorgeous tortoiseshell with gold nose arch and thin gold bottom rim detailing. I literally do not think I could love these anymore, especially considering the price.

The range of glasses that SelectSpecs have for under £100 is pretty incredible and they have such a wide range of styles, you are literally bound to find something to suit your taste, no matter how unique. The service they provide is first class and the delivery is super quick. My mum has already ordered hers from there and I have recommended to my dad for quick, cheap replacements to all the glasses he breaks.
To me there is no match to these glasses and this company at this price. No longer will I have to be stuck with the same frame day in day out for two years. I now have the ability to change my glasses with my style, without breaking the bank. One thing I think all us four eyes need to remember is this is the only thing you have to wear every day. You may as well make it something you love!
xx