A Beauty and Lifestyle Haul

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I thought I would do a little Beauty and Lifestyle haul on my blog today as I really enjoyed putting together my last beauty and lifestyle haul so I thought why not? So here are some things I’ve picked up or received recently and how I’ve been getting on with them. 

I decided to pick up a new blush and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money so I picked up the Elf Putty Blush in Tahiti which is a mid-pink with red undertones shade. It looks quite scary and pigmented in the pot but it’s actually quite sheer and buildable which I personally prefer, especially because I'm really pale so I can go from pale to looking clown-like very easily. I didn’t realise it was a putty-to-powder formula when I picked it up and I’ll admit I was hoping for more of a dewy, fresh-looking finish but it’s a pretty colour nonetheless.

I’ve started taking multivitamins again after having some deficiencies last year and now that I’ve finished all of my prescription strength vitamins and I’ve had my bloods retested, I decided to start taking multivitamins just to make sure my levels stay above the normal level because I don’t want to become unwell again like last year. So I picked up the Chewy Vites Adults Multivitamin Advance from Amazon for £9.99 for 60 gummies (two months' worth) and they taste really nice, almost sweet-like and are easy to digest. I’m actually on my second tub now and I definitely feel like they help. They contain everything you’d expect in a multivitamin except for iron but I’ve been making sure I eat foods with high levels of iron in them.

Next up is the Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara* and I’ll be honest I probably wouldn’t have bought this myself because I usually opt for mascaras that have a bristly brush if you get what I mean (such as the L’Oréal Lash Paradise) and the Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara has a plastic brush but it’s quite unique as it has 250 different bristle sizes and 360 micro bristles so you can really wiggle the wand around and manoeuvre it around so that you get every lash coated in mascara. It really does make your lashes look full and clump free like Lancome claim.

Next up is something more practical which is some Tube Squeezer Keys because it annoys me when products still have product leftover when the tube seems empty. I hate wasting things, especially if it’s a higher-end product so these tube squeezers have been really handy to get the last bits of product out before throwing them away. I’ve been using mine on beauty products such as moisturisers and cleansers but you could definitely use them on tubes of paint and DIY products too. Super cheap and handy at £5.49 for a pack of 4.

After trying the Eye Spy Eye Cream from Bondi Sands which I talked more about in this blog post I knew I wanted to try more skincare products from them. So I decided to buy their Fresh’n Up Gel Cleanser which is enriched with natural botanicals including Calendula Extract, Chamomile and Aloe Vera and has nourishing and soothing properties. I feel like for the price it’s a nice cleanser that does its job well, however, I’m really not a fan of the packaging due to the screw-top lid which I didn’t realise it had when I purchased it. It just makes it quite awkward to use and I wish it had a flip-top lid just to make it easier to use. So I do think it’s a nice cleanser but I wouldn’t repurchase it due to the odd packaging. 

I also picked up a Himalayan Salt Lamp from George at Asda and I love that I can move it around easily with it being battery operated. Since I bought it, it’s mostly been on my bedside table and it gives off a nice, cosy warm glow which is perfect for winter evenings. Also, although there's little evidence, some people believe that Himalayan Salt Lamps have some health benefits too, such as improving air quality, enhancing your mood and helping you sleep. It does take 3 x AA batteries and I am getting through batteries quite quickly as I tend to accidentally leave it on all night but I do really like it. Like all Himalayan salt lamps, it does produce a little bit of water which is normal as it's a natural product and because it attracts any moisture so I do find myself ‘draining it’ once or twice a day in the bathroom sink but for the price, I really like it and would recommend if you’re looking for a nice cosy night light.

I bought myself Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch just before Christmas because I knew I wanted to try and get back into some sort of at-home fitness routine in the new year to lose some weight and to also try and improve my overall strength however, I’ve only just got around to properly trying it out because I was ill with the flu which wiped me off my feet for a good few weeks and left me with fatigue afterwards, I’ve also been dealing with some mental health wobbles and I’ve been struggling with my usual chronic pain too. So because of all of the above, I’ve only just started using it and so far, I've been enjoying it, it's fun and it's definitely a workout, I think with it being game-based it helps keep you motivated and it doesn’t make it feel like you’re actually working out in a way (my body says otherwise the following day though haha). I do find it quite difficult even on the easier casual setting due to my chronic pain but I’ve been giving it a good go and I take short breaks as and when needed. There are also mini-games to play, rhythm workouts (which I find hard) and quick workouts which focus on certain body areas and you’re also able to put together you’re own workouts if you want to. I think it’s really good for the price and I'm definitely going to continue using it as part of my at-home fitness routine.

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  1. I've been seeing that ELF products are having some sort-of comeback and I must say I haven't purchased their product in awhile but hopefully I can try their putty blush.

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