UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR OILY SKIN

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR OILY SKIN

Its been quite a while since i did an updated skincare routine and as i thought that since the seasons have changed since my last update, i would share with you all the products i am currently using in my daily routine.

GLOSSYBOX | AUGUST 2016

Sunday, 14 August 2016


To celebrate Glossybox turning five years old, Glossybox collaborated with accessory label Rae Feather for a special edition box and in every glossbox we also received a GB monogrammed pouchette worth £20.

HIGHLIGHTER COLLECTION & SWATCHES

Wednesday, 10 August 2016



Highlighters are one of my favorite makeup products. They have the ability to make your complexion glow and make dull skin appear brighter. As a makeup collector i have not got a big collection of highlighters (surprisingly) but i find that it is big enough for me to get good use out of each product.

BOOTS FACE MASK HAUL

Monday, 8 August 2016

BOOTS FACE MASK HAUL

If you have followed my blog for a while then you know i love a good face mask. So, recently i had some points saved up on my Boots Advantage card and i thought i would purchase a few face masks that i have been wanting to try for a while.

MY MAKEUP GEEK EYESHADOW COLLECTION | REVIEW & SWATCHES

Friday, 5 August 2016

MY MAKEUP GEEK EYESHADOW COLLECTION | REVIEW & SWATCHES

Makeup Geek are one of my favorite brands of eyeshadows and i first started collecting them before they were available to purchase from Beautybay in the UK. I have collected 18 shades so far and i store them in my spare Mac Palette for now. I am upgrading to a z-palette soon as they easily fall out even with attaching magnets onto the bottom of each pan which is a little annoying. I own just the regular shadows for now as i am undecided if i want to add more regular shadows or try the new foiled shadows.

5 THINGS I'VE LEARNT FROM BLOGGING

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

5 THINGS I'VE LEARNT FROM BLOGGING

Last month Vixella Beauty turned one year old and it has been been such a quick year as i still feel there is still so much to learn from blogging. So, I thought in today's post i would share with you 5 things i have learnt from blogging.

TANYA BURR COSMETICS SOFT LUXE COLLECTION | HAUL & REVIEW

Monday, 1 August 2016

TANYA BURR COSMETICS SOFT LUXE COLLECTION | HAUL & REVIEW

I was so excited to hear that Tanya Burr was releasing a new collection called the soft luxe collection and it is all about soft romantic neutral shades, lilacs and soft pinks as i have bought products from her past collections and loved them. The soft luxe collection also includes 3 matte lip colours and 3 matte nail polishes, none of which i could get my hands on as the Superdrug website did not have any (boo!).

MY TOP 3 FACE PRIMERS

Friday, 29 July 2016

MY TOP 3 FACE PRIMERS

I find it is so important to wear a primer under your makeup as it can be the key to making your makeup last and your application smoother. When i sit down to apply my makeup i always decide how i want my base to look for that day eg poreless, glowing or hiding redness and i choose one that fits my needs.  

JULY BEAUTY FAVORITES

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

JULY BEAUTY FAVORITES

I feel like this month was a good month for finding new products that have now become part of my makeup routine and also rediscovering my love for some products that i may have not used in a while.

MAC HAUL | JULY 2016

Monday, 25 July 2016

MAC HAUL | JULY 2016

It has been a while since i have purchased anything from Mac and there was still a few things on my wishlist that i was lusting after so i thought a shopping trip to Mac was well overdue. 

WHAT'S IN MY MAKEUP BAG | JULY 2016

Thursday, 21 July 2016



Can you believe its been a whole year since my very first blog post. The past year has really flown by and i am so thankful that i have kept at it and appreciative of anyone who has read any of my posts. In today's post i thought that since my very first post was a what's in my makeup bag that maybe you would like to see an updated version and to see if my tastes in makeup has changed.

MY SLIMMING WORLD JOURNEY SO FAR

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

MY SLIMMING WORLD JOURNEY SO FAR

I had always been unhappy weight and finding clothes that i would like and flatter my shape was continuing to be a struggle. I have followed slimming on and off at home for several years, i got all the recipe books and i would follow the plan until i got to a certain weight and i would lose interest and the weight started creeping back on.

LUSH DARK ANGELS FACIAL CLEANSER | REVIEW

Friday, 15 July 2016

LUSH DARK ANGELS FACIAL CLEANSER | REVIEW

I have not tried many products from lush apart from face masks and it wasn't till i watched Amanda Ensing on YouTube that i found out about the Dark Angels Cleanser. Its an exfoliating charcoal and black sugar cleanser that is meant to absorb excess oil and brighten your complexion. Its infused with cold pressed avocado oil and vegetable glycerine to help moisturise your skin too as well as sandalwood and rosewood to give it that earthy smell.

GLOSSYBOX | JULY 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

GLOSSYBOX | JULY 2016


Hello there! its been a while hasn't it? Shall we see what i got in this month's Glossybox?

MY CURRENT GO TO BASE FOR OILY / ACNE SKIN

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

MY CURRENT GO TO BASE FOR OILY / ACNE SKIN


It can be a bit of a pain to get my base right as i need something that can contol my oil, cover the redness in my skin, not emphasize my enlarged pores and dont still to any dry patches too. So, i am asking a lot from my base products.

GLOSSYBOX | MARCH 2016

Monday, 25 April 2016

GLOSSYBOX | MARCH 2016

I felt rather disappointed by this month's Glossybox, i feel like some items i could have easily gotten for free samples of from a beauty counter. I am hoping that next month's Glossybox is an improvement. 

NARS SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION | REVIEW & SWATCHES

Monday, 4 April 2016

NARS SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION | REVIEW & SWATCHES


Nars Sheer Glow Foundation has always been a much raved product and one that has been on my wishlist to try for quite a while. I got matched to the shade Mont Blanc which is surprisingly not the lightest shade in the shade range and matches me very well. It claims to be a sheer but buildable foundation but i would say its more of a medium to possibly full coverage. 

CURRENT BEAUTY OBSESSIONS

Tuesday, 8 March 2016


I thought it would be a good idea to mix up my posts a bit and share with you the products I am really loving at the moment.

THE AFFORDABLE BRUSH CLEANER

Monday, 29 February 2016

THE AFFORDABLE BRUSH CLEANER

When it comes to cleaning my makeup brushes i am lazy about it, really lazy. So, i decided the best thing would be to purchase some sort of makeup brush sanitiser that was affordable and found The Pro Collection Antibacterial Makeup Spray.

MY TOP SKINCARE PRODUCTS

Friday, 26 February 2016

MY TOP SKINCARE PRODUCTS


With the weather changing it's mind so much during the last few months, my skin has really been more dehydrated than usual and i have had to change up what i use for more nourishing products to keep my skin hydrated and to stop my makeup looking so patchy towards the end of the day.

MY MAC LIPSTICK COLLECTION | FEBUARY 2016

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

MY MAC LIPSTICK COLLECTION | FEBUARY 2016

Mac lipsticks is the most i own of any one brand, although they are not the cheapest at £15.50 per lipstick i find that they have more a variety of shades, finishes and that i am most likely going to find more than one that will suit me. This is my mac lipstick collection... so far!

SANCTUARY SPA 5 MINUTE THERMAL DETOX MASK | REVIEW

Monday, 22 February 2016

SANCTUARY SPA 5 MINUTE THERMAL DETOX MASK | REVIEW

I can't believe i haven't heard about the Sanctuary 5 minute thermal detox mask before now, it has become one of my most favorite and most used face masks since i have purchased it. When i first purchased this mask i was worried that because it was a thermal mask it would flare my rosacea even more but it only warms on contact with the skin for a minute and is suitable for all skin types.

MAKEUP GEEK CONTOUR POWDER | REVIEW & SWATCHES

Thursday, 18 February 2016

MAKEUP GEEK CONTOUR POWDER | REVIEW & SWATCHES


I have been trying to find a contour powder that suits my skin tone as being fair means that most contour powder's are too orange or look muddy on me. When i heard that Makeup Geek were bringing out a line contour powders that would suit your skin tone whether you were a cool skin tone or warm skin tone i was really excited to try one.

MAC EYESHADOW COLLECTION | FEBUARY 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

MAC EYESHADOW COLLECTION | FEBUARY 2016

I thought it was about time i took you on a tour of my MAC palette and show you shade by shade what is in my palette including swatches.

GLOSSYBOX | FEBUARY 2016

Sunday, 14 February 2016

GLOSSYBOX | FEBUARY 2016

I have been trying to avoid seeing other bloggers review on this month's Glossybox so i would be surprised when i unbox it instead of having a sneaky peak before hand! I am Loving the design of the Valentine themed Glossybox and will keeping it and maybe displaying it too.

MY RECENT PURCHASES 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016

MY RECENT PURCHASES 2016

In today's post i thought i would share with you some products that i have recently purchased and what i think of them so far.

MAKEUP REVOLUTION ULTRA BLUSH PALETTE | REVIEW + SWATCHES

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

MAKEUP REVOLUTION ULTRA BLUSH PALETTE | REVIEW + SWATCHES

I have been meaning to do a review on the Makeup Revolution blush palette in Hot Spice for months but i ended up putting it in a drawer and forgetting about it (oops!). Blush palettes are something i have never owned and with so many brands having them it can be a little overwhelming at where your collection should start.

FEBUARY EMPTIES | PRODUCTS I HAVE USED UP

Thursday, 4 February 2016

FEBUARY EMPTIES | PRODUCTS I HAVE USED UP


I find using up a small amount of products each month more achievable than trying to use up everything in my stash. I have been trying to be better to finish up a product before i use or buy something new and i am holding myself to this as i own too many products and have no room for anymore till i use them up.

JANUARY FAVORITES 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

JANUARY FAVORITES 2016

I don't have many favorites for January as i feel i have still been loving the same products as last month but at the same time i did not want to repeat myself so i have found a few products that i have been loving that i may not have mentioned in a while.

MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD FOUNDATION | REVIEW + SWATCHES

Thursday, 28 January 2016

MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD FOUNDATION | REVIEW + SWATCHES

After i finished the original Make Up For Ever HD Foundation i thought i would not like the Ultra HD as much so it took me about 2 months before finally deciding to take the plunge and purchase the foundation.

GLOSSYBOX | JANUARY 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

GLOSSYBOX | JANUARY 2016

Every month i look forward to seeing what products i have received from Glossybox and hoping i will discover a new product that may become a favorite in my beauty or makeup routine..

JANUARY EMPTIES 2016

Thursday, 14 January 2016

JANUARY EMPTIES 2016

I just love the satisfaction i get when i finish up another product and clear up some space. This month i have not finished up that many products but i thought it would be enough to do a post on.

DECEMBER FAVORITES 2015

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

DECEMBER FAVORITES 2015

I was unsure about putting up this post as we have now entered January but i thought better late than never right?

WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS 2015

Thursday, 7 January 2016

WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS 2015

Fancy a nosey at what i got for Christmas this year? I feel i have been really lucky with what i have gotten this year. I did ask for a few things that have been on my wishlist for a very long time. Also a disclaimer as i am in no way bragging, So on with the post..

DECEMBER GLOSSYBOX - THE ROSE GOLD EDIT

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

DECEMBER GLOSSYBOX - THE ROSE GOLD EDIT

Happy New Year! I know i have not posted since early December but due to re-decorating our living room so close to Christmas made it impossible to find time to take blog photos at the weekend (Only time when there is light) Anyways on with the post..
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