Product Review: Jolie Beauty UniGlow 24 Karat Gold Skin Perfecting Elixir

The search for the perfect facial oil is over! Jolie Beauty’s UniGlow 24 Karat Gold Skin Perfecting Elixir is here to change your life.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Jolie Beauty they are an online beauty and skincare brand create by a group of highly experienced makeup artists. Their brand prides themselves on being cruelty free and vegan.

I was first introduced to Jolie Beauty by a friend who swore by their products, so I decided to try them myself – and I’m so glad I did!

The UniGlow Elixir is packed with vitamin E and 24 karat gold flakes. If like me you have dry skin this facial oil is a life saver, it is amazingly hydrating, after using the Elixir as a moisturiser once in the morning and once at night after cleansing for 1 week my dry skin has almost cleared!

As well as using UniGlow as a moisturiser I also use it as part of my makeup routine when applying my foundation and it leaves my skin looking flawless!

There are two ways you can use UniGlow Skin Perfecting Elixir when applying foundation. Firstly, you can mix 1-3 drops into your foundation before applying or you can add 1-2 drops onto a damp beauty blender before blending your foundation. Either way you choose will leave your skin looking smooth and glowing.

And let’s not forget to talk about the packaging for this product, I love the black and gold colour combination it really makes the item stand out from the crowd. And the materials used for both the bottle and the dropper are incredibly durable.

You can buy UniGlow directly from the Jolie Beauty website Jolie-beauty.co.uk. I highly recommend checking out their other items and why not follow them on social media to keep up to date with new products Jolie Beauty has to offer. You can find their links below.

Website: Jolie-Beauty.co.uk

Twitter: @jolie_beauty_

Facebook: Jolie Beauty

Instagram: @joliebeautyofficial

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Beauty 101: How To Deep Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Cleaning your makeup brushes is the most boring part of a beauty routine – but it is also one of the most important! If you could see all of the germs and bacteria on your brushes you would never let them near your face. Using dirty makeup brushes can cause a number of skin issues such as acne, blemishes and skin reactions. To avoid these issues this is how you deep clean your makeup brushes.

  1. Wet

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Ensuring brushes are faced downwards, submerge the bristles of your brushes in warm water.

2. Cleanse

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Using non-alcohol based cleanser and a cleaning glove, lather the bristles and swirl on the glove for a deeper clean.

3. Rinse

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Wash brushes off until the water runs clear and squeeze out any excess water to prevent the bristles from fraying.

4. Dry

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Allow brushes to air dry on a flat surface ensuring the bristles are hanging over the sink to dry quickly and easily.

I hope this post was helpful! If you have any tips and tricks for cleaning your makeup brushes leave them in the comments section below!

Disney World Bucketlist: 50 Things To Do & See On Your Next Visit To Disney World

Disney World, the land where dreams come true, a place to release your inner child, a life long dream of millions of people across the globe is to visit Disney World. For many it is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so if you get the chance to go you don;t want to waste a second of it! Here is 50 of the best things to do and see when you visit Disney World Florida.

  1. See the welcome show.

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2. Watch the Festival of the Lion King

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3. Make a wish in Cinderella’s wishing well.

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4. Try ‘The Kitchen Sink’

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5. Get a pair of Mickey Ears embroidered with your name.

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6. Have an Epcot Margarita.

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7. Attend Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival.

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8. Eat a Dole Whip.

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9. Dine at the ‘Be Our Guest’ Restaurant.

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10. Visit the Haunted Mansion.

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11. Go on a Safari.

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12. Visit Pandora – The World of Avatar.

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13. Watch the Finding Nemo Musical.

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14. Watch the Lights, Motors, Action! Stunt Show.

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15. Enjoy some water sports.

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16. Go on a Jungle Cruise.

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17. Ride the Monorail.

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18. See the Animatronics of the Country Bear Jamboree.

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19. Ride the ‘Dumbo The Flying Elephant’ attraction.

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20. Watch the Main Street Electrical Parade.

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21. Watch the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular.

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22. See the Diamond Mine from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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23. Ride the Kali River Rapids.

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24. Ride the Carousel of Progress.

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25. Fly in a hot air balloon.

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26. Take a trail ride on a horse.

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27. Go to a campfire cookout.

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28. Visit Disney’s Boardwalk.

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29. Shop at Disney Springs.

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30. Go fishing.

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31. Ride in a floating car.

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32. Meet ever Princess.

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33. Go to “La Nouba” the Cirque de Soleil Show.

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34. Go on the “It’s a Small World” ride.

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35. Eat every item on the secret menu.

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36. Ride Cinderella’s horse on the Carousel.

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37. Visit the “Affection Section” petting zoo.

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38. Ride the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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39. Visit Disney’s Coral Reef.

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40. Walk the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail.

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41. Watch Mickey’s PhilharMagic.

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42. See the Reflections of China.

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43. See the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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44. Talk to Crush the Turtle in Epcot.

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45. Visit the Enchanted Tiki Room.

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46. Ride the Wildlife Express Train.

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47. Ride the Liberty Square Riverboat.

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48. Watch Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage.

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49. Watch the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats.

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50. Meet Alice in Wonderland at the Mad Tea Party.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! What items are on your Disney World bucketlist? Tell me in the comments section below!

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

A “capsule wardrobe” is a term that is often heard in the fashion community. It seems that everyone is building a capsule wardrobe, they are everywhere you turn! In order to build your own capsule wardrobe there are a few questions that need to be answered first.

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What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing pieces that never go out of fashion and can be matched with outfits in all seasons.

Why build a Capsule Wardrobe?

There are so many benefits of having a capsule wardrobe, not only does it save you time and money, but it means you can look effortlessly stylish everyday! And for an added bonus it also reduces the amount of laundry you have to do! Who wouldn’t love that?

How do you build a Capsule Wardrobe?

  1. Research

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Research is key to building a capsule wardrobe. Find the type of capsule wardrobe you are looking to build, for example, casual, summer, office, winter etc. Use your research to find inspiration for pieces you want to add to your wardrobe.

2.  Take a look at the wardrobe you already have.

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Before splashing out on new pieces for your wardrobe, take a look at the clothes you already have. You may already have pieces tucked away that you had forgot about!

3. Make a wishlist

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Find the items you want, you should have 35-40 pieces including shoes for your wardrobe. These should give you around 3 months worth of outfits.

4. Make lists

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Make a list of what you have and what you need, this will help you not to stray and make additional purchases for your wardrobe.

5. Test out your capsule wardrobe!

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You’re now ready to start wearing your new wardrobe! Wear your capsule pieces for 4 weeks then review your wardrobe and make necessary changes.

 

I hope this post was helpful! Tell me what your favourite capsule wardrobe pieces are in the comments section below!

Beauty Jargon Defined: 10 Beauty Terms Explained

The world of beauty and cosmetics can be a confusing one, there are so many words and phrases that are completely lost to you. Like what the hell is a cut crease? and what’s the difference between a shader brush and a blending brush? Well don’t worry you no longer have to ponder these questions, here are 10 beauty words and phrases defined!

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  1. Strobing: (verb)

“To place highlighter in large amounts to the high points of your face (particularly along the cheekbone) to make features pop without the use of heavy contouring.

2. Baking: (verb)

“To set a thick layer of concealer with a layer of powder you allow to sit on the skin before dusting the majority of it away.”

3. Cut Crease: (noun)

“When applying eye shadow only in either the natural crease or drawing a line (cutting) just above the crease, very defined and sharp, creating a separation between the actual lid and the upper eye area then blending that line outward towards the brow. This also can make your lid appear bigger making the eyes seem bigger.”

4. Squareletto: (adjective)

“An up-and-coming nail shape that is super long, like stiletto nails, but squared off at the tip.”

5. Hit Pan: (verb)

“When you come to the end of a palette or compact and have to scrape out the remaining contents.”

6. Tan-touring: (noun)

“The art of using self-tanner to contour by applying it whenever you’d typically apply bronzer.”

7. Foiling: (verb)

“Applying eye shadow with a wet brush to create a shiny, foil-like effect.”

8. Lipstick Feathering: (noun)

“When lipstick bleeds into the lines and wrinkles around your lips.”

9. Chroming: (verb)

“Using lipstick as a highlighter when you’re short on time.”

10. Tightlining: (verb)

“Applying eyeliner to the upper waterline to give the appearance of thicker eyelashes and bigger eyes.”

I hope this post was helpful! I’m thinking of writing a beauty dictionary, let me know what you think in the comments section below.

12 Tips For Coping With Anxiety

Anxiety is something many people deal with on a daily basis and is a truly crippling condition that can effect every aspect of a persons life. I have personally suffered from anxiety since a very young age. It can make you feel completely isolated and alone, it can stop you leaving the house, impact your relationships with family and friends and fear everything around you. Over the years I have tried everything possible to ease my anxiety, here are the best tips and tricks I have found for coping with anxiety.

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  1. Practice yoga – this is my absolute favourite item on the list, yoga completely relaxes your body and mind.
  2. Laugh, even if you want to cry, laugh it out I promise you will feel better.
  3. Learn what your triggers are, this could be a place, a situation or even a person. Learn what your triggers are and see if there are ways you can overcome or avoid them.
  4. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), there are a number of different ways to carry out CBT, but the over all aim is to reprogram they way you think about and respond to your anxiety.
  5. Write down your thoughts, it will help de-clutter your brain.
  6. Talk to someone, whether it’s a friend, family member or professional just telling someone what you’re thinking and feeling will make you feel 100x better.
  7. It’s okay to cry – if things are getting too much cry it out!
  8. Practice mindfulness. When your thoughts start to run wild try practicing mindfulness it will help bring you back to the present.
  9. Try breathing techniques, something you can do any where at any time. There are tons of breathing techniques you can try to find the best one to suit you.
  10. Treat yourself – if you’re having a bad day indulge in something you really enjoy.
  11. Muscle relaxation, one body part at a time tense your muscles then relax, this relieves a lot of tension.
  12. Take a break, don’t beat yourself up for not managing to overcome your anxiety today, sit back, relax and try again tomorrow.

I hope that this post has helped you, anxiety can be a scary and lonely place but you aren’t alone! If you are struggling talk to someone whether it be a friend family member or professional. If you have any tips for coping with anxiety please leave them in the comments section below!

10 Tips For The Perfect Self Tan

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If like me you just don’t seem to tan at all in the natural sunlight, fake tan is your best friend! But fake tanning also comes with it’s difficulties, trying to get the perfect shade, have a smooth, natural look and avoid streaks. Here are 10 tips to help you get the perfect self tan.

  1. Exfoliate thoroughly, removing dead skin give a smooth surface to apply tan prevent streaks and patches.
  2. Do not use moisturiser or deodorant the day you tan, this can cause discolouration.
  3. Before tanning take a cold shower to close your pores and prevent them from getting blocked.
  4. Use aloe Vera on your hands, elbows, knees and feet – these are places that often change colour.
  5. Make sure you use a mitt, you don’t want tanned nails or palms.
  6. Bend your fingers into a claw to get an even tan on your knuckles.
  7. Attach a tanning mitt to a back brush for easy reach.
  8. Apply the tanner to the centre of the mitt and fold the mitt in half for even application.
  9. Start slowly, if your tan isn’t dark enough you can apply another layer rather than struggling to remove tan if you have over applied.
  10. Exfoliate your palms after tanning to remove excess tan.

I hope this post was helpful! If you have any self tanning tips tell me in the comments section below!