Category Archives: Beauty

Back Porch Poet’s experience of Beauty Con NYC.

Read Back Porch Poet’s honest account about her weekend at Beauty Con NYC. It’s worth the read and is really helpful for those thinking of attending next year. After reading this I personally don’t think I’d go. It seems to have been badly organised and some of the brands conducted themselves really poorly! Have you been this year? What did you think? Sound off in the comments below.

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P!nk Beauty Rose and Hemp Face Mask Review.

On Wednesdays we wear pink! P!nk Beauty that is! 😀

I decided to have a mini pamper and try out the Rose & Hemp face mask which was part of my PR package from P!nk Beauty. Of course Willow wondered what the heck was going on when I walked into the room looking like this. 😂

What I love about clay masks is when you feel the mask hardening. I dunno, maybe I’m weird that way but I find it quite satisfying haha; It makes me feel like it’s doing its magic. I left it on for about 15 minutes then rinsed it off with warm water. Before I took it off I glanced at myself in the mirror and saw it had drawn out the oil and dirt from my pores around my nose (showed up as little black dots on the clay mask) which I thought was really cool! The mask was really easy to rinse off and my face felt so smooth and soft afterwards.

Featuring my little Willow who insisted on holding the pot for me lol.

This mask is perfect for those with sensitive combination skin like myself. It helps fight against the signs of aging, relieves inflammation and skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, and also helps relieve acne too. The rose clay draws out all the dirt and oil (which is what it was doing on my nose). As well as being an anti-inflammatory, hemp seed oil moisturises the skin and creates a protective barrier that locks in the moisture. This is just some of the benefits from the ingredients in this face mask (drop by P!nk Beauty’s Instagram page to learn more). The ingredients are all natural too and is cruelty-free and lovingly hand made by @christalsmakeup.

I absolutely adore this brand and would definitely recommend. The fact that the products are all natural just speaks to my Boho natural skincare loving heart. The brand is a US brand but does ship internationally (I’m from the UK). When I get a chance I’ll be stopping by and buying more products!

All my friends and followers will receive 15% off your P!nk Beauty purchase. Just use promo code: Dayna15

P!nk Beauty skincare products.

Thank you so much to the lovely Christal at P!nk Beauty for sending me over a PR package of some of her products. I am SO excited to use them as I’ve been dying to try her products for ages now. I love that her products are all natural, cruelty free and have no nasty chemicals so are pure goodness for the skin!

The products I received are:

🌹Rose water shimmer setting spray
🌹2× Rose & hemp clay masks
🌹Lady love chocolate clay mask
🌹Lavender rose sheet mask

I shall do individual reviews for each product. Can’t wait to share my thoughts with you guys!

All my friends and followers will receive 15% off your P!nk Beauty purchase (they are based in the US but ship internationally too 😀). Just use promo code: Dayna15

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Makeup Collab – National Donut Day!

It was national donut day yesterday in the US so my makeup collab girls and I each did a makeup look to celebrate. I chose a jam donut as my inspo. 😀

Foundation: The Body Shop Matte Clay Foundation

Brows: Freedom Makeup Brow Pomade

Eyes: Juvia’s Place Mini Masquerade Palette, K Rose B Cosmetics loose pigment in Poseidon. Revolution Makeup Awesome Dual Eyeliner Line & Flick, E.L.F Volumising & Defining mascara.

Cheeks: New CID Cosmetics I-glow-mini shimmer powder in Ice Pop and Revolution Makeup Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights (more noticeable on nose)

Lips: Saturated Colour Cosmetics lipstick and vinyl lip gloss in Lady In Red.

I had so much fun. Of course, the red lip represents the jam and the shimmer on the eyes is the sugar.

Greek Goddess Makeup Collaboration.

Hey all. I hope you’re having a fab weekend so far! I wanted to share with you a look I did for a makeup collab I recently took part in with a bunch of lovely women over on Instagram. I had sooo much fun doing this! I chose the Greek Goddess, Nyx, Goddess of the night for my look.

Nyx – Goddess of night.

I’ve used black pressed eyeshadow and blue eyeshadow pigment (both by K Rose B Cosmetics) to portray the night and silver pigment (also K Rose B Cosmetics) to portray the stars. Love these eyeshadows so much and looked like a sparkly vampire afterwards. 😂 Not that I minded haha. The choice of Goddess was also a nod to one of my fave YA book series, House of Night by P.C. and Kristin Cast. If you’re familiar with the series then you’ll know she plays such a major part throughout the series.

Let me know what you think of this look in the comments. There’s so much more that I wanted to but I just wasn’t able to. 😭

On My Wish List: Dermaflash 2.0.

Reading through the articles on Influenster and I came across this little baby when reading about gift sets to buy for Mother’s Day! Omg I needs! I LOVE that it removes peach fuzz as well as exfoliates! Genius! I’ve been thinking about getting rid of my peach fuzz for a while now so that I can have a smoother finish when wearing makeup. Definitely need to invest in one of these!

https://www.influenster.com/reviews/dermaflash-dermaflash-20-facial-exfoliation-peach-fuzz-removal-pink

I got so excited about it that I thought I’d share. Have you used this before? What do you think? Would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.

Storybook Cosmetics Wizard Wands Brushes.

Hey all. How are ya’ll doing this fine Sunday? I recently took part in a competition to win a set of Storybook Cosmetics brushes at a book release party over on Facebook. I was so thrilled when I found out I’d won that I thought I’d share my excitement with you all.

I’d been lusting after the brushes for sooo long and I can’t wait to work some magic with them – IF I can bring myself to use them! Thank you so much Katie M. John for my spoils! I really wasn’t expecting the extras that came with the brushes so it was such a lovely surprise! Love my little Gomm knight badge. I’ll be putting that on one of my bags! Willow loves the pen haha and attempted to draw all over the parcel bag. 😂

Katie is the fabulous author of amazing YA books such as The Knight Trilogy series and the Meadowsweet Chronicles series. If you’d like to find out more about her books, check out her author page on Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Mini Lush Haul.

Hey guys and gals! I cannot tell you how happy I am that these have arrived! My skin is crying out for help. It did not like my Body Shop face wash at all. It made my face sore and spotty and gave me dry patches so fingers crossed Angels on Bare Skin will soothe it and make it feel much better. As well as using Celestial moisturiser on my face, I’m going to use it on my hands. They are so awful atm and my palms are so itchy and sore! I made sure I went for a product that has mostly natural ingredients and NO perfume because my skin is quite sensitive and I have dermatitis/eczema so a lot of things can set it off.

K Rose B Cosmetics – A new indie makeup brand!

Hop on over to K Rose B Cosmetics to check out their amazingly pigmented (I’m not kidding! They really are crazy pigmented) eyeshadow pans and lashes! The eyeshadows pans are 36mm in size, so bigger than standard pans, and also come with an iron sticker so that you can put them in your magnetic palettes!

Eyeshadows = £4
Magnetic palette = £5 (currently showing out of stock)
Lash applicator = £4.50
Lashes = £8.50 – £12

Here’s an example of a couple of the eyeshadows and how pigmented they are (pics taken from the site).

Look how pretty this magnetic palette is! 😍

Rose Gold makeup look. 

The other day  I thought I’d have a play around with some new makeup that I’d received over the Christmas period. I don’t really get much chance nowadays but thought I’d grab a spare moment whilst Willow had her nap.

All products are cruelty free and some are also vegan which I’ve put in brackets next to the products.

💜 Primer: Illuminate and Glow correcting primer by Pür Cosmetics (vegan) 
💜 Foundation: Matte Clay Skin Clarifying foundation by The Body Shop (vegan) 

💜 Eyeshadow: Shade and Light Contour Quad eyeshadow palette in Rust Kat Von D (vegan) 

Style Eye-Con No. 7 Eyeshadow palette in Starlet using the rose gold metallic shade by Marc Jacobs

💜 Mascara: Beyond Limitations mascara in Jet Black by Saturated Colour

💜 Lipstick: Powerful Color Natural Lipstick in the shade Tender Heart by Pacifica (vegan)

💜 Setting Spray: Glowsetter setting spray by Glamglow

I am absolutely bowled over with the eyeshadow palettes! I am no longer a KVD or MJ virgin! The KVD palette is so buttery and soft and the MJ palette is gorgeously pigmented. What I will say about the style eye-con palette is that there is better colour pay-off when you apply with your finger! It is such a gorgeous metallic rose gold shade that I just know I’ll be reaching for all the time. Can’t wait to try out the other shades in the palette though! 

The Pacifica lippy is such a pretty shade and is quite longwearing too! I think it may have converted me back to using lipsticks again rather than liquid lippy! I also love that the brand focuses on natural ingredients! This is another brand I’ve not tried before and as well as the eyeshadow palettes named above, I received it in my Christmas swap box that I spoke of in my blog post here. Check it out to find out what else was inside! I would love to try more of their products and hope they ship to the UK!

Have you used any of the products? What do you think to them? Let me know in the comments below.

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I would just like to add, that I discovered Glamglow is NOT entirely cruelty-free as they test on animals when required by law (normally this means that they’re trading in mainland China). I actually feel quite disappointed by this  considering how the brand started out. 🙁 

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