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What is in my Spring/Summer Bag?

I see a lot of these ‘What is in your bag’ kind of posts on blogs and vlogs, but I have never written one until now. With the transition or supposed transition to spring, I feel inspired to share more weather appropriate blog posts, to get me in the mood for spring/summer. Winter went on for way too long.

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I had the pleasure of receiving a summer box from the lovely people at Bonprix, and I can’t wait to make the most of the contents. In the box were the following:

 

A Bonprix Floral Kaftan Top

This floral top, I will be making the most of once the weather gets warmer, and when next I go on holiday. Have a beach holiday planned in my head for the year, and I can picture myself rocking this beautiful Kaftan over a bikini or with a pair of leggings/shorts. Let’s see how the holiday plan goes…

 

Pineapple Cup

This is my first pineapple cup ever, and I like it. Perfect for summer and the holidays. A stylish way to stay hydrated. I love it!

 

Beach Ball

My kids are going to love chasing this ball about. Some fun outdoor time awaits us.

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Flower Headband

I am loving this flower headband a lot. It looks amazing paired with the floral Kaftan. I am looking forward to rocking this beauty.

 

Sun Lotion

Sun Lotion is a necessity for all of us, so this pocket-size Nivea Sun Lotion SPF 30 will come in very handy.

 

SPF Lip Balm

I have started using the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm SPF 15 already and I LOVE it. I love having lip balms on my bedside table because I use them quite a lot, and this mositurises my lips perfectly and smells amazing too.

 

Personalised Tote Bag

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I am so into personalised items for my blog so it is no brainer, that this is my favourite item from the spring/summer box. I was still drooling over my personalised tshirt, only for this to arrive. I love the red and white, and can’t wait to take this beauty on holiday with me. I can picture myself stuffing this tote bag with all my holiday essentials.

What do you think of these items? What do you have in your spring/summer bag? Do tell in the comment section below, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a good time wherever you are.

 

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Product Review: The English Mineral Makeup Company Mineral Makeup

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I have never tried a 100% organic, cruelty free and vegan beauty product, until I came across The English Mineral Makeup Company, and I must say I am 100% blown away by how great the products are. These makeup products are so pure, you could even sleep in them!

I got the opportunity to review these products some days ago, and I was super excited to try all 4 products and see for myself, how great they are. I must warn you, I have a lot to say, and this post is picture heavy, so grab a cuppa and enjoy the read..

The English Mineral Makeup Company Review

 

Mineral Foundation

Our Vegan, 100% pure Mineral Foundation is made of top grade mineral ingredients that help to nourish skin and provide a flawless look, naturally. It applies easily and feels weightless, while providing excellent coverage and leaving a “soft focus” effect that helps blur fine lines and wrinkles. 10g net.

PROS

  1. This mineral foundation looks and feels light on the face. I love the light, natural finish. My issue with so many foundations is the fact that they look too thick and appear cakey. This is not an issue with this product. It is one of the best foundations I have used so far. It feels light but provides excellent coverage. I am sold!
  2. I got the Ultimate Rich shade which was perfect for my skin tone. There are 30 shades available so every skin tone is pretty much covered.
  3. I love the fact that this brand caters for the black skin. This is a major turn on for me as it is still rare despite the fact that we are in 2016.
  4. It comes with a complimentary Kabuki brush which is perfect for applying lightly to get a natural appearance.
  5. It contains natural SPF 15.
  6. It is 100% chemical free.
  7. It goes for £37 which is a fair price for all it contains.

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CONS

None. This mineral foundation is truly amazing! I will be using this again.

 

Kabuki Brush

Our Kabuki brush will allow you to apply the minerals lightly to get a natural appearance.

Made from ultra soft white talkon and sustainable bamboo, the brush has an amazing feel and creates the perfect swirl to apply your Minerals.

PROS

  1. This Kabuki brush does the work beautifully. It helps apply the makeup lightly to create a natural look.
  2. It makes applying mineral foundation and blush very easy.
  3. It feels soft on the face.
  4. It is complimentary with every mineral product purchase but goes for £15 when bought separately.

CONS

  1. I would have preferred to have the Kabuki Brush a tiny bit longer.

 

Coral & Hot Pink Mineral Blush

8 great shades of blush in warm, cool and neutral tones. Very highly pigmented, Use sparingly to enhance cheeks and contours – and be as subtle as you like, or add more and get that Drama Queen Vibe. These come in a mix of matte and soft glimmer finishes, taking you from daytime to evening with the flick of a brush!

PROS

  1. I love the colours of both the Hot Pink and Coral Blush. The Hot Pink is perfect for a full-on diva/girlie look, while the coral blush is more subtle.
  2. Both brushes came with a complimentary Kabuki brush.
  3. No Nano Particles, 100% Vegan.
  4. Highly pigmented buildup colour, so I could add little and go subtle, or add some more for a full-on look. I like to wear mine subtle as you can see below.
  5. Each blush goes for £25, which is great.

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CONS

None. Both shades are fantastic! I will be using them again.

 

Ethereal Silver Body Glow

Available in Bronze Silver and Gold – A light dust will highlight all those good features and ensure you go to the ball feeling like a Princess!

Fabulous sprinkled into the hair, shimmy up those collar bones, become a gold silver or bronzed goddess- you choose! – A little goes a long way!

 

PROS

  1. A little really goes all the way. I got my light dust in Silver, and I love it.

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CONS

  1. The glow could be messy when kept in the makeup.
  2. Some may find it pricey at £24.

Overall, I recommend all 4 products. They are worth every penny, and perform exactly as promised. I can see myself using these products for a long time.

What are your thoughts? Have you used any of these products before?

 

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