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These new L'Oreal Skin Expert Clay Masks really caught my eye from the start! I couldn't wait to get my hands on them and I can very happily say, they are great. Amazing value for money at just £6 currently at Superdrug.




My favourite of the three definitely has to be the detox mask because it really does just what it says on the tin, or in this case the pot. You can see all the excess oil being drawn out from your pores as the mask dries and it's also relatively easy to get off too under warm water. It doesn't leave your skin feeling dry and after a light layer of moisturiser, my skins always feels silky smooth after wards.

The pink glow mask was another that really interested me at the start as it claims to brighten and exfoliate. At first, I wasn't convinced but after giving it a try, I realised that it has small microbeads to exfoliate and it feels super gentle on the skill during application as well as washing off. Definitely another fab product.

The one that I really want to use some more is the mattifying mask as I have oily skin so anything that helps to control that excess shine is a yes to me. It's also worth noting that all of these masks smell absolutely gorgeous and fresh. Nothing too heavily scented or hard on your skin or nose for that matter.

All in all, I'd definitely say you should give one of these a try. Let me know what you think of them if you do! 

Happy pampering.
Alice x

Wow, well hello there! It has been a long time since I last wrote in this little space on the interwebs. I thought that it was about time that I (try) to get back into blogging a little more. I really enjoyed looking back at my old posts and miss having another outlet to share my random thoughts and product reviews with you lovely lot. So now is the time!

I'm not going to stick to a schedule at first, as I'm sure you probably know I'm a very busy uni student and I have a bad habit of taking on too much work. But I thought this little space could be a place for those of you who might want to read a little more into my thoughts and feelings.

LET'S GO! 

A couple of weeks back I was lucky enough to be invited along to London Fashion Week Festival with the Visit Lincoln and Lincoln Fashion Week team. It was a crazy incredible experience and I was even more grateful to be able to experience it with two of my favourite girls. We were all amazed by what was there at the event and even had the chance to go and do some sightseeing. Watch this space for me to (possibly) be modelling in the Lincoln Fashion Week event - scary!! 

I just want to say a huge thank you to Visit Lincoln for inviting myself and my friends along. Also to you lovely readers/viewers for watching and engaging with what I do, which ultimately makes amazing experiences like this possible. 

I feel very lucky and humbled every single day by the amazing people who support me and I will never stop trying my best to become the best version of myself and make you all proud.

I love you,
Alice x














How stunning is this palette!? 

This is the gorgeous new release from Makeup Revolution in collaboration with Britishbeautyblogger. I first fell in love with this palette at the Makeup Revolution birthday party and since then I've been eagerly awaiting its arrival in the post.


For only £9.99 you get 30 gorgeous shades. From matte to shimmery to all out sparkle, this palette is definitely not just a one trick pony. 


There are so many colour combinations possible and as always, the quality of the palette is incredible for such an affordable price. I will definitely be featuring this beauty in some up coming makeup videos so make sure that you're subscribed to my channel so you don't miss out.


Order your own Fortune Favours The Brave palette here


Hello my loves,

I think I'm in love, isn't this dress just gorgeous!? I just need to find my prince and then we can head to the ball. Honestly, I don't want to take it off.

This gorgeous gown is from a company called Chi Chi London. You can find this one and so many more beautiful items on their website below.


I was amazed with the quality of this dress when it arrived. As more often than not, I've ordered online and the product never seems to live up to its expectations. This dress broke that rule and threw it out of the window.

With gorgeous embroidery all over the bodice, strong mesh to keep it in place and a silk lined tool skirt. I am so head over heels.










Photography for me is a touchy subject. I used to love it, I lived and breathed it, I wanted to do it as a career. But now, I've sort of fallen out of love with it. The thrill has worn off and the excitement has settled.

After having to a photography course this semester at university, I've been forced to sit and think what I really want from the world of photography, if anything at all. I have to admit, I have really enjoyed picking up a camera again, for fun, and not just for work and money. It's a freeing kind of feeling.

I'm not sure that I'm making much sense but do ever get that? 
Have you ever felt the urge to travel? I feel like everyone at some point has wanted to pack up and just explore the world.

Wouldn't it be so much easier if travel was free. If you could just close your eyes, imagine a place and be there. My aim in my 20s is to spread my wings.

I want to experience the world, new cultures, new people, new climates.

What is your dream place to visit?
This post orignally was kind of a sneaky one. I was updating my blog so used this photo as a little test image. Although now, I think is about time that I actually talk to you guys.

Lincoln Life - It's actually a whole lot easier to live alone than I first thought. As some of you may know, if you follow my videos or social media. I moved from a shared flat to a studio apartment, which I can very happily say was THE best decision. The old flat just wasn't good for me and getting out of there has really boosted my mood and motivation for the rest of the semester.

Some how I managed to pass last semester with a really good grade, and even got an email from someone high up in the university to congratulate me. So that was a major confidence boost. Hopefully I'll be able to match that result this time.

Anyway that's all from me, let me know if you like reading my blog posts. If so, what kind of posts do you like? I need some inspiration.
Well, with looking for new student accommodation comes more homeware shopping - my favourite kind!

This is my current wishlist.. a girl can dream right?





I've been neglecting you lovely blog readers, I apologise. You know when you get stuck and bored with life and want a change. Well you've probably already gathered by the title the I am now at university!

It was a super last minute and semi spontaneous decision which is all explained in a video on my channel. I've been uploading three times a week on there so if you're not already caught up with everything head over there by clicking the following link MY CHANNEL.

I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to be posting on here over the next few months, as I much prefer verbally talking to you guys. But I do love a good natter via my blog so stick with me. You'll most likely get random rants and life updates mixed in with some product reviews.

Thank you so much for your support and I can't wait to share the next chapter of my life with you.

Alice
xxx


Another little spontaneous purchase from my favourite brand Estee Lauder.

This time its a gorgeous matte plum lipstick called Commanding. I love the name. Initially I was after a different lipstick which has been discontinued so the lovely ladies at the counter recommended this one and oh my I love it. 

This is only the second matte lipstick that I have from Estee Lauder and I think they're soon going to become my all time favourites. They have super duper amazing staying power and you don't even have to reapply between meals. 

I could do with a matching lipliner, so that is next on my shopping list. Just to create a more solid edge to the lip. Other than that this is a solid and staple piece for any makeup lover.



Stretch Marks. The 'tiger stripes' for women, the signs of carrying a child. These little purple squiggles can be found on the majority of women you know. 

I'm all about being body confident and embracing my flaws. But at the end of the day, if there's something I don't like about myself and there's a way to fix it, I sure as hell am going to try.

Cocoa butter is something that I first came across as a hormone filled teenager. As adolescence set in, so did the addition of curves and to put it bluntly, a large arse. With that I ended up with some pretty large stretch marks across the whole of my bottom. 

I used a mild cocoa butter I'd been given from Marks and Spencers morning and night to fight the little buggers. Now I can happily inform you that my bum is now stretch mark free. 

Now at the ripe old age of 20 they're back, this time on the tops of my thighs. So I've taken to using my more 'industrial strength' Palmers Cocoa butter. If anyone has been to M&M world in London it smells EXACTLY like that shop - yum. 

I haven't been using the stuff for long and probably wont notice a difference until the marks are gone. But I just wanted to share with you my success story with the wonderful stuff that is cocoa butter, and lets all cross our fingers that my upper thighs win the battle against stretch marks too.

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