Unless you have been living under a rock for the last year, you may not have noticed a new selection of cult products hitting the beauty scene. I first heard about the brand 3INA through some of the wonderful bloggers I follow on twitter. I kept on seeing the 3INA name being tagged and was amazed at the gorgeous looks that were being created using some of the products. When I was approached to try the best selling products, I jumped at the chance and can honestly say I am equally as amazed by them too!  

3INA claim that their approach to beauty is to create something that is new, real and honest. The formula of their products is long lasting and after trying them out for the past two weeks I can see why it has become such a popular brand within the beauty community. The whole branding of products look smart and luxurious. I love the little colour co-ordinated lid to product, and the sleek black containers the products come in add to the luxury feel. With over 600 products now within their collections, I was excited to try out the bestsellers...

The Highlighter | Shade 201 | £10.95
Highlighter may just be one of my favourite pieces of makeup to wear. A makeup look just doesn't look fully completed without it! This highlighter in the shade 201 is stunning to look at, so it's no wonder it has been sold out for months! The shade is a gorgeous champagne tone which adds a shimmer to your cheek and brow bones when applied. As well as looking pretty, the highlighter lasts a long time too! I have been wearing this throughout my first two weeks of my internship in London, and it is still visible on the cheeks at the end of the day unlike my lipstick! 3INA claim that this product is a "flashbulb glow" to the skin, all I know is that it is stunning and applies beautifully with my Spectrum fan brush! 

The Cream Eyeshadow | Shade 313 | £8.95
I will admit, as soon as I spotted this product I was so excited to try it out. Cream eyeshadow's are one of the makeup products that I don't own enough of. The ease of application with cream eyeshadows make them the best product to use when your on the go, and this shade in particular looks really pretty paired with my Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. Shortlisted in The Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards 2017, 3INA's 'The Cream Eyeshadow' applies smoothly with a lot of pigmentation from a small amount of product. I also need to mention how long lasting this is. Once applied to the eye, this shadow sets and lasts all day without creasing. The shimmer effect made me feel like a little princess and it felt so comfortable to wear. 3INA also claim that you can use this product as a highlight as well! 

The Longwear Lipstick | Shade 503 | £7.95
When I hear the sentence 'longwear lipstick', all I think of are drying matte products that make you want to apply a months supply of Vaseline in one sitting. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that 3INA created a product that lasts all day, without feeling heavy on the lips. Claimed a 'hero product', the 'Longwear Lipstick' comes in a small black tube with a small lip gloss wand. Initially I thought this was going to be a little awkward to apply with, but it was surprisingly easy. The point ables you to line your lips a little first before filling them in with the sides of the applicator. The shade I received is very similar to my favourite Kylie Lip Kit 'Candy K'. Although, I might love this one a little bit more than that. The shade 503 is very me and I am eager to get my hands on some of the other lipsticks too! 

Overall I am so impressed with the bestselling products, and can completely understand why they are so popular! If I had to choose a favourite out of the three, then the Cream Eyeshadow has to come out on top. The colour, lasting time and ease of use just makes it one of the best shadows I have tried! 

What do you think about 3INA's products? Have you tried them before? Let me know! 
Until next time, 

*The makeup products mentioned in this post were sent to me to try. As always the opinions, photographs and wording are all my own and are 100% honest. 

Beauty : Glossybox August 2017

I don't want to make any big claims, but this months Glossybox may just be the best box I have ever received and it was free! Well, when I say free I mean I claimed all of the points from reviewing the products on the website each month. The theme of August's box was all things sun, and included products that cooled you down (hair mask) and heated things up (a totally gorg bronzer!). The box design this month was another one of the collector editions which always make things a little bit more exciting. Usually you would see me saying at this part how much I love the classic pink box, however in this case I LOVE it. So lets take a look inside...

Essence Live. Laugh. Love. palette and shadows - RRP £1.50 per palette and £1.50 per shadow
The first thing I spotted when I opened this month's box was the fun packaging on these products. The concept of creating your own palette and putting it together is nothing new, however the way these are presented makes it all so exciting. I love the shades that were included in my box as well, although I'm not sure if everybody gets the same colours. As well as the fun palette, I received the eyeshadow shades 'It's my birthday' and 'T.G.I.F', the highlighter shade 'My special highlight' and the blush shade 'Rhythm of the night'. The shadows simply pop into the palette and you're good to go. Also, can we talk about how cheap they are to buy? I am seriously hoping they are amazing to use and we may have a contender for my MAC dream palette! 

Model Launcher Safari Sun Bronzer - RRP £16.50
The next product in the box is this gorgeous bronzer compact by a brand called Model Launcher. Admittedly I hadn't heard of the brand before receiving this, however I am really interested in seeing whether all of their products have the same 'fun' look to them. Like normal bronzers, the idea is to swirl all of the colours together with a brush then to dust over the places where the sun would naturally hit your face. I am excited to give this a try too! 

Valquer ICE Hair Mask Total Repair - RRP £14.99
After being on holiday for two weeks, in and out of the pool, my hair needed a little bit of tlc. This product couldn't have come at a better time. The idea behind this product is to apply it to damp hair where it has a cooling effect that tames and hydrates your locks. You are supposed to leave it to absorb for 3-4 minutes before rinsing away. I have already given the product a try and am loving the results so far. I didn't notice as much of a cooling effect as the notes suggested, but I have noticed a visible difference with how it feels afterwards. I'm looking forward to seeing what the results will be after a longer period of time. 

Batiste Invisible Dry Shampoo and Conditioner - RRP £4.49
Batiste Dry Shampoo has always been one of the biggest go-to hair products in my 'lazy day' hair routine. Over the last couple of months Glossybox has been making sure I am well stocked with some of the newer Batiste products, which I am more than happy to receive. 

Rodial Suede Lips 'Big Apple' - RRP £22
I am always happy to see a lip product, especially when it's in a shade that I would totally buy myself. This shade is something that I can see myself wearing every day and the fact that its in a suede finish makes it that much better. The notes say to line the lips with the point of the pencil, then to apply it fully all over. Alternatively you can apply as normal then tap out to smudge it a little for a softer finish. 

As a little extra, this months box also included this cute little Aloha hair tie. I love using these when braiding my hair, plus they look super cute too! 

Overall, I am so pleased with everything in this month's box. A couple of months ago I was thinking of cancelling Glossybox completely but am so glad that I didn't. All of the products I have received this month are items that I know I would genuinely look at and potentially would have bought. 

Are you subscribed to Glossybox? If you are what did you think of this month's box, did you receive any of the similar products to me? Let me know! 

Until next time, 

Lifestyle: Seamore Pasta Review*

I love pasta. There, I said it! So you can imagine my surprise when a little email landed in my inbox asking if I wanted to try Seamore Pasta. The product is exactly what it say's it is. It's a seaweed based pasta alternative that can be eaten on its own, or combined with ordinary pasta to create a delicious dish. Seafood is a big hit in my household, so I was really intrigued as to how it was going to taste. 

When I received the pasta I wasn't sure how to cook it or what to combine it with. After flipping through the handy booklet showing the various ways it can be used, one of the dishes combines it with chocolate!, I settled on purely cooking the seaweed pasta as it was. As soon as I opened the pack I was greeted with a very strong aroma of the seaweed. The seaweed is organic and unprocessed so if you don't like a strong scent of the beach then this is certainly not the food for you. Once you get over the smell, or hold your nose, you can cook the tagliatelle like you would normal pasta. 

After boiling the water, adding the seaweed and then draining, the seaweed pasta is ready to eat. I will admit, I wasn't brave enough to have the first bite of the pasta and left that job to my dad to do for me! It's fair to say that the pasta on it's own isn't for everyone. (Seamore themselves mention in the booklet to try it combined with other food to get rid of the strong seaweed taste). 

Overall I am really impressed with what the pasta tastes like and I love the whole concept of the product. I personally can't find myself reaching for this as an alternative to normal pasta, however I completely understand why people would as it makes dishes that little bit more interesting. The great thing about the portion size in the bag is that there is enough to save for other dishes. Hopefully next time I can cook it with some mince and make a proper meal of it! 

Let me know what you think about the idea of Seaweed pasta. Have you tried any of the other pasta alternatives? 

Until next time,

*The products mentioned in this post were sent to me to try and review. As always all images are my own and my opinions are 100% honest.