Mother’s Day Gifting with Margaret Dabbs London

Mother’s Day Gifting with Margaret Dabbs London

– This post contains sponsored content – Mother’s Day is right around the corner but so is so many other gifting opportunities from birthdays to anniversaries and all that’s in-between. With the beauty sector being closed for the best part of a year due to current restrictions, I think we all would welcome a little at-home pampering session and my favourite hand and foot care brand, Margaret Dabbs London, couldn’t have made this easier nor more luxurious with two glorious gift sets to select from.

If you aren’t already familiar with Margaret Dabbs London you are in for a treat. One of their claims to fame is being pioneers of the Medical Pedicures. Promise me one thing – once lockdown restrictions lift, that you’ll look into a Margaret Dabbs London pedicure? When I say it is life changing, I mean that with not as much as a smidgen of over exaggeration. It’s been a year since I was last sat in a Margaret Dabbs London chair and yet despite no upkeep on my part, my feet are still in great condition. I truly couldn’t recommend their services enough but until then, I’m afraid you are going to have to take your foot care into your own hands!

First up we have the super luxurious and indulgent Margaret Dabbs London Mother’s Day Luxurious Gift Set (£100 – link). This showstopper features 4 items that have been carefully selected to care and treat not only the hands and feet but also the legs and nails too. Think of it as a care package that will cater to all the little areas we all so often neglect. I rather enjoy that both the luxury hand and foot creams within this set are not only supersized (meaning they’ll last far longer) but also in pump-dispenser bottles for ease of use. The firming leg serum is nothing short of pampering, gently cooling and soothing aching legs (ideal for anyone who is constantly on their feet) and the anti-ageing hand serum is not only great for helping to prevent tell-tale signs of getting older but in general nourishing the hands, nails and cuticles.

Looking for something a little smaller? The Margaret Dabbs Special Moments Gift Set (£45 – link) ticks so many boxes: well-priced, full of wonderful self-care goodies, all of which are full sized. From nourishing hand and foot lotions to a nail & cuticle serum and glass nail file, this beautifully curated gift set contains all you need for an at home manicure and pedicure. This would also be my pick for anyone new to the brand or simply anyone who has yet to discover the joys of taking good care of your hands and feet.

Which ever set you chose to gift, be that to yourself or loved one, I am more than sure the recipient will be overjoyed with the contents!

You can shop both Margaret Dabbs Gift Sets and more here – link

Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials

Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials

Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials Review

If a little like myself you aren’t currently sure what day of the week it is, let alone what your skin really needs you may just find the new Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials sets nothing short of miraculous. 

Prior to the pandemic my skin was certifiably oily and after close to a year of pretty much being house-bound, it is now closer to being combination and prone to dehydration. It’s been fun – pronounced taxing in this instance – re- learning what works for my complexion and what doesn’t.

If that sounds all too familiar, then the Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials sets could be just what you are looking for; four curated kits that feature a cleanser, toner and moisturiser targeting specific skin concerns. Not only is each product full sized but the items come presented in a wash bag perfect for travel and in general storage.

Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials Review

Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials Review

As mentioned my skin is now combination and frankly a pain in the backside; my t-zone is very oily and the perimeter of my face is verging on dry but is probably best described as dehydrated, couple that with an eczema flair up and you have quite the party. What I have learnt over the years is that when my skin does have a meltdown, it is best to strip it back to the very basics and let it recuperate. With The Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials I can do just that, the only additional products I’ll be relying on is an eye cream and SPF…I’ll add additional treatments and solutions as I see fit but for now this is a great base.

Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials Review

Inside the Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials for combination skin types you will find:

Temple Spa Dual Act Wet & Dry Cleansing Lotion, 150 ml/£21

Temple Spa Toning Essence Essential Mist Tonic Without the Alcohol, 150 ml/£16

Temple Spa Moisture to Go Balancing Moisturiser, 50 ml/£38

Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials Review

The products within the Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials combined would cost £75 but if you buy as a kit you save £10 and also gain the handy, travel/wash bag.

I think this is a great way to try Temple Spa skincare that is tailored to your specific complexion needs, not to mention it makes a great gift too.

Temple Spa My Kinda Skin Essentials kits £65 each – link.

Cleanzi Mitt Review

Cleanzi SkinbySam Cleansing Mitt Review

With bamboo make-up removing pads, quickly becoming the norm for many of us, you may be on the lookout for other reusable cleansing methods? If so, you may be interested in the rather cute but beyond practical Cleanzi Mitt.

Cleanzi SkinbySam Cleansing Mitt Review

As pretty as the physical Cleanzi Mitt happens to be, I urge you to look beyond this and don’t fob it off as a novelty product. Rather this is a clever cleansing aide, that will quickly becomes a staple in many daily routines – so much so, that after a week of trial, I do find myself a little lost without my Cleanzi Mitt when it is in the washing machine.

Cleanzi SkinbySam Cleansing Mitt Review

Cleanzi SkinbySam Cleansing Mitt Review

The Cleanzi Mitt is fairly multi-purpose and offers dual cleansing options; one side is constructed of a soft, micro-fibre material to offer gentle yet effective cleansing and the other, is a slightly rougher in texture pad, to help exfoliate the face and neck. Now Cleanzi do not market their mitt with the intention of using it on the body, nor do they claim that it is great at removing self-tanner but curiosity did get the better of me. I can gladly report that not only does it leave the skin feeling soft and supple but it removes even the toughest of fake tan stains.

Cleanzi SkinbySam Cleansing Mitt Review

For me the biggest draw to the Cleanzi Mitt is it’s size, sure I use and enjoy Bamboo Pads but I have to use several per cleanse which quickly amounts up. With the Cleanzi Mitt it’s a one-and-done type of scenario meaning I don’t have to route around my bathroom for several pads, wipes or face cloths. As an added bonus the Cleanzi Mitt is machine washable and will remain as good as new for up to 350 washes too.

You can find the Cleanzi Mitt £13.95 via Amazon – link.

Urban Decay Naked Palette 3 Review & Dupes

Hi Makeup Geeks!

I know I’m a bit late, but I wanted to share with you my review of the Urban Decay Naked Palette 3. Later on I’ll be putting together a few looks and tutorials using this palette, but for now, on to the review!

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Much like the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2, the Naked Palette 3 has exceptional packaging. The palette comes in a metal tin which is durable, latches well, and is great for on the go. Like the others, the Naked Palette 3 also comes with a dual ended brush that fits nicely in the tin, next to the 12 shadows.

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Eyeshadows (left to right): Continue reading

The Best Eye Primers Ever!

Hi Makeup Geeks!

You all know I love to try new makeup products, so I’ve compiled my “Best Of” series stating my favorite makeup products of all time!  My top picks are completely unbiased- I simply want to help you spend your money on only the products I know are amazing.  Trust me, I have tested, swatched, and worn just about every makeup product out there ;)

Enough blabbing…. On to the best eye primers!


Stila Prime Pot

These come in two shades, a lighter and darker depending on your skintone. Since they are nude in color, they can double as a concealer and eyeshadow base.  These are super creamy and blend easily into the skin, and are great for hiding any imperfections on your lids.

Price:  $20

Where to Buy:   Amazon  .   eBay   .   Sephora

Urban Decay Primer Potion

The holy grail of primer potions, this has definitley lived up to the hype. This remarkable formula comes in 4 different shades:  Original,  Eden (a matte tawny color), Sin (a shimmery champagne), and Greed (gold). These melt into the skin and leave a flawless finish that extends the wear of your eyeshadows for hours.

Price:  $20

Where to Buy:  Amazon. Ebay. Sephora

MAC Paint Pot

These little pots of magnificent colors come in 16 different shades. What makes these so great is they can be worn alone for a soft wash of color onto the lids as well as a primer underneath your eyeshadows. Used as a base these allow the shadow and pigments to adhere to the eye with little fallout. They blend smoothly into the skin and leave a flawless finish.

Price:  $18.50

Where to Buy:  Amazon. Ebay

Palladio Eye Primer

This remarkable product has the same texture and quality as the Urban Decay Primer Potion and is rumored to made by the same company. This  blends easily and goes on evenly and smoothly to prevent creasing. The best part of this primer is the price! It is definitely budget friendly without sacrificing quality.

Price:  $7.89

Where to Buy:  Makeup Geek Store

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

This primer prevents fading, creasing,  fallout and fading. Since this is a silicone based primer, it creates a barrier between the oil in your skin and your makeup, making this ideal for oily eyelids. This allows the color to blend smoothly and evenly and gives your eyeshadow better color payoff.

Price:  $18

Where to Buy: Amazon. Ebay. Sephora

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