Thursday, 6 September 2018



Bybi Beauty is one of my favourite brands

So when I saw that the brand had re-vamped, re-launched and re-formulated one of my favourite go-to products ever, the Babe Balm, I was super curious to see what the deal was. Can the old formula even be improved?!

A better scent - More vanilla. Less whatever else people complained about. I always quite liked the scent although it did always seem a tad 'plastic' to me? But again, I really am not that fussy with the scent of a product if it does the job! ... But I'm totally not going to complain if I can smell like lovely Vanilla.

Smoother - People have commented before that it's hard to squeeze out the tube, so Bybi Beauty are improving the consistency and smoothness. I'm personally not really that fussed about this new improvement as I like how thick and luxurious the balm is - I love it when a product is so thick that it takes a second to come out of the tube. I know I'm in for some intense hydration! But I think that it could pose a problem when you get to the very end of your tube, so I can see why the brand are making this improvement. As long as it hydrates, the consistency isn't the most important thing.

Vanity - Shelfies galore, everyone. Bybi are improving the packaging of this product and I am very curious to see what it will look like. The bright orange is very punchy and fun, so I hope that this is still a feature. Although, a pink Babe Balm? That could be cool...

I'm looking forward to seeing what the fuss is about with the new vs. old. I'll likely do a comparison when I get my hands on the new formulation.

P.S. If you have never tried babe balm, it's a hit of hydration for anywhere dry on your body. It is packed full of goodness for your skin.

About the product:
- Hydrates, softens and smooths skin
- Can be used as a highlighter, moisturiser or cleanser
- Tropical scent
- Contains: Kokum Butter, Monoi, Squalene, Hibiscus and Calendula
- 100% natural ingredients
- Vegan-friendly 
- Tube is made from biodegradable sugarcane - so it looks like plastic, but totally isn't.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Rhus Verniciflua Peel (Berry) Cera, Squalane (Olive), Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caryocar (Pequi) Coriaceum Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Flower) Extract, Gardenia Taitensis (Monoi) Flower Extract, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ubiquinone 50 (Coenzyme Q10), Distarch Phosphate (Sweet Potato Extract), Anthocyanins (Sweet Potato Extract), Citric (Fruit) Acid.

I'm super excited to see what the new tube looks like (!!!!) and will report back when I get my hands on the new product with some comparisons. I can't imagine Bybi Beauty going wrong with a reformulation, as their existing products are of such amazing quality, so I think it'll be interesting to see what comes next, as they have really taken the time to listen to feedback and provide quality upgrades for customers.

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018


Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Fenty Glow, GLOSS BOMB, FENTY RIHANNA LIP GLOSS, FENTY LIPGLOSS

It might be that it's queen Rihanna's super-cute make-up line. 
Or it could be the irresistibly smooth and sweet smelling formula.
Or I am just addicted to a lip gloss.
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Fenty Glow, GLOSS BOMB, FENTY RIHANNA LIP GLOSS, FENTY LIPGLOSS

I think I started to hate matte lips a long time ago. I tried so hard to keep on the bandwagon of re-applying balm over my ultra-matte ring of death on my inner lip, but it's just not for me. I've never really found a lip gloss that I'm totally obsessed with to the point of using it within just a few months.. That is not a long time when you have around 100+ other lip products.

I also think my boyfriend is sick of me smelling it and showing it to him before and after I re-apply it in restaurants. Or coffee shops. Or at home. Okay, I'm obsessed. It's just the most perfectly natural wash of colour and shimmer - without looking like you're wearing a shimmer overload or something that would scare away fragile men that hate red lipstick... Please notice my sarcasm in that sentence.

Me, happy, healthy, glowing with my Fenty Gloss Bomb.
I never knew that a lipstick could change my mood.
Rihanna saved me.

Basically, this gloss is everything you can possibly want. You know how Nars Orgasm Blush is the blush that tops all blushes? Well, this is the gloss to end all other glosses. If you can grab this, you probably won't regret it. It looks gorgeous over a lip liner or on its own. Sometimes a gloss can look a bit lacklustre over bare lips, but this has just enough shimmery goodness to make your lips look kissable and juicy. 

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Monday, 3 September 2018

Revolution Quietly Launch Their Skincare Range

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When Revolution founder Adam Minto announced that the brand would be delving into skincare a few months ago, I have to admit - I rolled my eyes. The brand is on a roll with the fabulously affordable make-up dupes, so skincare seemed like it would be rushed and ignored.

I was wrong. 

I'm surprised to see a really lovely selection of products available to people in physical drugstores. I won't ignore the elephant in the room- that they're not quite as good as The Ordinary's formulas, but when I think of the people missing out on good skincare because they aren't online or in the loop about Deciem, I'm pretty happy with a few not-so-amazing additions to this range!

I'm also pleased that the brand actually offer some insight into what the product actually does within the name of the product. Taglines such as "Skin plumping" / "Wrinkle & Fine line reducing serum" / "Blemish & Pore refining serum" will help less educated consumers to pick out products that they need in-store.

Revolution are very good at knowing their target audience. The cute rose-gold cap and the quirky, on-trend bottles are going to attract both skincare-newbies and some experts just dying to know what teh difference is between The Ordinary and this mysterious twin-sister!

The line-up:

Obviously, the hyper-educated consumer will pick out that coconut oil isn't the best carrier for a retinol (plus it's not in UV-protective packaging). Or that the CBD oil is actually more like grape, almond, coconut, vegetable than hemp seed oil. And why is there orange peel oil in the Rosehip oil? So to simplify my thoughts there, the Revolution blends contain some preservatives, oils and ingredients that aren't skin-friendly. 

But despite these initial concerns, this is an amazing step in the right direction for the UK skincare market! I'm very impressed and can't wait to try some of the formulas out.

Will we see more brands go one-note like this?

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