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Love Me Beauty & Phase Zero.. What happened??

For those of you who don’t know, Love Me Beauty used to be a monthly subscription service. The monthly amount that you paid entitled you to 60 credits to use in their monthly edit.If you wanted a rolling month on month subscription it was £13.95 including P&P ( I believe, correct me if I am wrong). I purchased the 6 monthly subscription so I only paid £11.95. On 1st of each month your money was taken and on 2nd of each month they released the new edit. The products ranged from low credit items at 5 or 10 credits per product, up to 120 credits for some of the higher end products. You also had the option to pay a little extra and buy extra credits to get more products or to get that high end product that always sold out fast. They had a limited amount of the more sought after products so you had to get in there first on 2nd of each month to get the better stuff.
I joined in February 2017 and I was very happy with my subscription. We the received am email at the beginning of the year letting all members know if this amazing revamp to Love Me Beauty. We were told that there would no longer be an edit, and that Love Me Beauty were moving in to the world of makeup. The brand they were introduction was called Phase Zero and it was supposed to be a brand that would change my makeup game forever.
If you were an existing member, you would still have your regular payment deducted each month, however this would now be added to a wallet that you could use towards purchasing the new range of products at factory prices. Any new members as of February 2018 would have to sign up for a minimum of 3 months and pay £5 per month for access to the products. The first month they had decided to release all lip products.
Initially I was quite excited, I love makeup and to be able to purchase makeup at factory prices was every makeup lovers dream!!.. but it slowly went down hill for me.
In the first month the products were shipped late and the communication regarding the status of my order was poor. When the products were launched ( after being delayed) I placed my order and received the standard email stating my products would be delivered within 5-7 working days. My order arrived late, however as it was a new launch I kind of expected a few glitches to start with. When i finally received the products I have purchased I was very happy with them.

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I cannot fault these products. both the lip glass and the matte liquid lip applied perfectly and were very comfortable to wear. The member price for each lip product was £3.50 ( RRP £12.00) and for the build your own palette I paid £4.80 ( RRP £10.80).


March rolls around and this month they released their eyeshadows. I had seen a few sneak peaks on their instagram and I was looking forward to receiving them. My first email , again was the standard one that stated my order would arrive within 5-7 working days. WE pass the 7th working day and I contacted Love Me Beauty. I was told that the items were pre-orders and would be shipped on or around 15th of the month. on March 19th I received an email stating my order would arrive within 3-5 working days and it finally arrived on 28th March.

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I did not have 12 shadows to fit inside the palette but when i tried to line 4 of them in a row it was a very tight squeeze and the only just fit if I pushed them in tight. The palette was designed for those shadows to fit in so I didn’t expect it to be so difficult to get them to fit.
For me the eyeshadows were disappointing and this was the reason I cancelled my subscription. The pigmentation on the eyeshadows is actually pretty decent ( on some of them) , however the are very powdery. Velvet was the best from the ones I received and I do still use that shade regularly.
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Another thing that put me off was the pricing of the products. Full price for a lip product was £12.00, eyeshadows were £5.80 and the new liquid eyeshadows are £12.50. This is for a new brand to market ( as far as I know) and personally I feel to come in with those prices is a bit steep, especially when well known brands such as Makeup Geek provide the same eye shadow pan size for £4.95 (unless you buy their foiled shadows). The pigmentation is second to none and they blend like a dream. You can buy them from Beauty Bay and have them delivered to your door next day. I can go in to Superdrug and buy an MUA Velvet Lip Laquer for £3.00 and they are amazing.
When it comes down to it we all want value for money and when I sat down and thought about it, for me, these products were just not worth the money. There are other brands out there that are more well known that provide similar products for the same price or lower and the quality of their products is just that bit better.
Now I have seen so many mixed reviews about these products and I just want to say that these opinions are my own and if you love these products then that’s fab. I just didn’t feel that it was worth the money for me personally. Please don’t heckle me if my opinion differs from yours.

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I would like to know what you guys think?

Are you a fan? Do you Think you get value for money?

As always Be Kind Be Happy and Stay True to You and I will see you all very soon 🙂

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REVIEW DIRECTORY: Globenfeld Watches!

Right guys this has been a long time coming!. I have reviewed all of these watches on Amazon but I have been meaning to write a blog post for ages because I just want to show you all what an amazing find these are. 

Unfortunately I cannot find Photos of all the watches I can only find three but I will link all of them as I go.

First off , if you guys don’t know what Review Directory is it a website that you sign up to in order to receive products to review. They send regular emails with current campaigns and you can respond and complete the forms if you are interested in specific products.

Please bare in mind though that you should only sign up if you plan on reviewing the products and providing full and honest reviews. The girls I have spoken to are really lovely, they do work closely with a few brands and will only have a limited amount of products to send so only apply if you are serious not just because you want free stuff!

All the watches I have received have gone to my dad bar one which went to a friend. 

The first watch I received was the:

Globenfeld Jetmaster Men’s Sports Watch

This is such amazing quality and for £49.99 I was so shocked at how good it was.

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The second one to arrive was the

Globenfeld Super Sport Metal Men’s Watch

I don’t have an image of this one so I will just include a link to the product. This is currently being sold for £59.99.

Next up came the 

Globenfeld | Mens Chronograph Watch | Sports Watch with Stopwatch & Luminous Hands

If you want to get your hands on this you can for £69.99

Finally two of my favourite watches came most recently were

Globenfeld Super Sport — Mens designer watches – White sport watch 

Retailing at £59.99

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and last but by no means least

Globenfeld | Limited Edition Antique Rose Men’s Automatic Watch

This little gem us on Amazon currently for an amazing price of £79.99

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This is my favourite out of the lot. So classy and will work well with a smarter look.

I have received a wide variety of other products from the review directory, which I will be writing separate reviews for as they are female beauty products, however I would just like to say a massive THANK YOU! for sending these to me.

I love them all and if they were not too big for my wrists or they did female versions I would go and purchase myself one.

The quality is top notch. They are quite weighty and all the watches have a globe printed on the back of them, which, to me just shows that the brand really do pay attention to all the little details and really to want to show off their brand. It really does go to show that you can find high quality without paying the high price.

If you want to find out more about the Globenfeld brand they do have a website just click here. They do also have a wide range available to purchase on Amazon.

TEN out of TEN. DO recommend.. As promised I have provided links to all these products where you will also find my full individual product reviews 🙂 ENJOY!

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If you would like to know any more information on Review Directory and would like to sign up just click here

As I said before please only sign up if you are genuinely interested in reviewing the products and will actually provide the reviews. It is amazing that brands actually do things like this. It is not something they have to do so don’t take it for granted 🙂 

As always please leave a comment with any questions or suggestions of products I should check out and until my next post Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You.

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Moringa Oil

** Disclaimer: this product was provided in exchange for an honest review**

I am a member of bloggers required. This is a site where brands and companies reach out to bloggers to help test and promote their products and provide honest reviews.

I saw that they were wanting bloggers to test and review Moringa Oil so I offered to review it.

Moringa oil is extracted from the seeds of Moringa oleifera, also known as the Drumstick tree. The tree is native to the Himalayan foothills.

Properties

(taken from http://oilhealthbenefits.com/moringa-oil-ben-oil/)

Moringa oil exerts many therapeutic properties because of its unique nutrition.

  • Antioxidant – Ben oil has strong antioxidant capacity. 
  • Anti-inflammatory – The oil reduces inflammation both topically and internally.
  • Anti-aging – The oil provides nutrition to our skin and relieves aging signs.
  • Anti-microbial – It is traditionally used in Sudan to purify water and is shown to reduce bacterial counts. 
  • Disinfectant – can be used to treat wounds.
  • Carrier – It is excellent carrier oil for aromatic compounds.
  • Hepatoprotective – Moringa oil protects the liver from damage. 
  • Emollient – Moringa oil is a great moisturizer for the skin.
  • Preservative – This oil resists rancidity and also used as preservative in certain products.
  • Exfoliant – drives away dead skin cells.
  • Enfleurage – Moringa oil absorbs the aroma of essential oils and other fragrat compounds like herbs, nuts, seeds, spices and chemicals. This makes it the perfect perfume base.

 

There are a number of health benefits of using Moringa oil which can be viewed by clicking on the website link above, however I will only be reviewing it based on the things I have used it for.

1) Skin – I get a lot of dry skin on my knees and my elbows and this is a great moisturiser and I can honestly say that I have not used a better moisturiser. It leaves my skin feeling soft and mosturised but never greasy.

You only need to a small amount of the product and when I say small I mean small and rub it in thoroughly. One pump will do both elbows and knees. 

2)Hair – I have always had dry hair and it has been damaged over time from all the hair dye and bleach I have used over the years. I have tried different products for my hair but none of them seem to work that well especially on my ends. They get really dry and split. I have now been using Moringa oil for a few weeks and I can see a vast improvement in the condition of my hair.

It is shiny without being greasy and I love the way it makes my hair feel. My hair is the healthiest it has ever been. 

I would recommend this product and if you would like to purchase it your yourself you can use my 10% code until the end of March 

Code: MOR10 will get you 10% off.

http://kimb.wikaniko.com/?redirect=moringa-oil-100ml.html

 

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