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Will you be shopping the high street?

The shops officially open today – 15th June 2020, here in the UK for non-essential shopping. Will you be shopping on the high street? I am not one to window shop so this question is very easy for me to answer. I won’t be shopping the high street but will carry on with my online shopping as usual. Going to the shops is always a drag for me, especially with the kiddies. I rather just shop online conveniently from the comfort of my home and online shopping is even more appealing in times like this when we are dealing with a pandemic.

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The new COVID-19 guidelines for the shops opening have been announced. High street shops are expected to implement relevant hygiene and social distancing measures to protect customers and staff. Shops like Marks & Spencer and Ikea will be imposing restrictions on the number of customers in the stores, which is good to know. Clothes fitting and make-up section will not be available to customers, which is understandable. I never liked trying on clothes in stores, so I won’t miss that bit at all, but I know a good number of people will struggle with the fact that these facilities are no longer available for now.

Will it work?

It will be interesting to see how the first week of non-essential shopping goes. Will people go shopping or not? I wonder if the social distancing and relevant hygiene measures will be adhered to in the shops. This is all brand new and you never know how it will all look like in practice. I also wonder how the actual shopping will go. Will customers be allowed to touch the goods or not? I will be keeping my eyes open on social media to catch up on the news on that. Twitter is my favourite social media platform for anything newsworthy.

 

 

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Makeup Review – LOLA Makeup Foundation & Powder

I have another makeup review post for the makeup lovers. This time, it is LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation and Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder.

 

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LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation

I like my foundation as light weight as possible. I am not a fan of the heavy foundation or “cakey” look, so the lighter the foundation, the better.

Here is the product description of this LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation –

 

Beautifully lightweight and comfortable to wear, this radiant-finish foundation feels like a second skin.

An innovative pearlescent powder visibly corrects skin imperfections by reflecting broad-spectrum light whilst keeping the skin looking natural and fresh.

It also boasts oil absorbing properties which help minimise shine. The final result is perfect skin that looks like it’s been airbrushed and is front cover ready!

 

 

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PROS
  1. I love the simple packaging. I like my foundations to come in a tube so its easy to use.
  2. The light weight texture is great for my skin. It looks and feels so natural.
  3. The foundation blends in very easily and quickly.
  4. It evens out my skin tone, and leaves a radiant finish.
  5. This foundation is quite affordable at £19.95 for a 25ml bottle.
  6. I like that it comes in 6 shades – R001, B002, B003, R004, B005, B006. Mine is B005.
  7. It is great for all skin types.

 

CONS

None.

 

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LOLA Makeup Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder

I have loved the powder makeup for as long as I can remember. I like the way it can dramatically enhance the face. This LOLA Makeup Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder is no exception. Here is the product description –

 

Suitable for all skin types, this matte translucent powder gives a final flawless touch and keeps you shine-free.

Micro-fine powders let skin breathe while oil absorbing micro-sponges combat shine. Its weightless, super smooth, breathable texture balances skin tone, helps reduce the appearance of pores and gives a soft-focus effect. SPF 10 helps protect against photo ageing.

 

PROS

  1. This pressed powder provides excellent coverage.
  2. I love the matte silky finish look.
  3. The packaging is a beauty.
  4. It comes in 8 shades – R011, B012, R013, B014, B015, R016, B017, R018. Mine is B017.
  5. This powder contains SPF 10, which is great.
  6. It is great for all skin types.
  7. It is quite affordable at £12.95.

 

 

CONS

None

 

Makeup Review Score

These makeup products have only PROS, and I would rate them 90% each. I recommend both products anyone in need of a new powder and foundation. They are definitely worth trying. You can watch my YouTube review of the products below –

 

 

 

Have you tried LOLA Makeup? What are your thoughts on this makeup review post? You can buy the foundation here and Pressed Powder here.

 

*PR Samples.

Product Review – Sweetness & Light Soya Candles

Once you step into my home, you would spot my love for candles. I have candles in every room. There is something I love about candles. Apart from the amazing fragrance that lingers long after the candles have been put out, there is just this thing about them that relaxes me; puts me in a good mood. So you can imagine how excited I was to try out these Sweetness & Light Soya Candles.

 

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The candles here are Sweetness & Light Coconut Cream and Summer Breeze. I have been burning these for a couple of days now, and I love them. I am really impressed with the quality and the packaging of the candles. They look amazing, not like the regular candles we see around. They stand out even more with the unique personalisation. I have never had a candle with my name on it. Have you had one before?

 

A bit more about the brand – Sweetness & Light

Sweetness & Light Candles are handmade bespoke to order. Made with soya wax candles these and can be personalised and are a beautiful indulgent gift.  All of our orders are made bespoke to order so they can be customised just for you.

We are able to create a printed film which means we can personalise the front of these for you and your home or for the recipient of this beautiful gift.  

 

Sweetness & Light Scent Menu

French Vanilla

Pomegranate Love

Lemoncello

Summer Breeze

Fresh Linen

Coconut Cream

Calm Cucumbers

Lavender Dreams

Smokey Nights

Sexy Man

Peony Posy

 

Sweetness & Light Summer Breeze and  Coconut Cream Soya Candles

 

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I love them both but I prefer the Coconut Cream Candle. It reminds me of the beach holiday we had at Dubai some weeks ago. It takes me right back to the hot sunny days at the beach. Sweet memories.

 

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PROS

  1. I love the packaging. The jars look great and the illustrations on them are very pretty.
  2. I love the personalised labels. They would be great as gifts, as you can personalise it as you like.
  3. They both smell amazing, especially the Coconut Cream candle.
  4. These scents are great for the summer season.
  5. There are over 10 scents available on the Sweetness & Light Scent Menu, so there should be a scent for everyone.
  6. They are quite affordable with prices starting from £7.50 for a small 9cl jar, £17.50 for a medium 20cl jar, a small trio for £21, a twin medium set for £34.50 and a large 30cl jar for £19.50.

 

CONS

None.

 

 

 

I recommend these Sweetness & Light candles to all the candle lovers out there, in need of a personalised type of candle. You can add any message on yours. So it could be a name like I have done here, or a motivational message, house name, or anything. I think it is a lovely gift idea and I like that it leaves my entire house smelling amazing.

Are you a candle lover? If yes, then you are in luck because I have a 10% discount code – 10off to use on the website (link above).

Happy shopping and have a lovely weekend.

 

*PR samples.

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