This post has been sponsored by Janina Ultra White.
From the 15th of May to the 15th of June, it’s National Smile Month, and I was challenged by Janina Ultra White to a month of teeth whitening and fab oral hygiene. National Smile Month is all about raising awareness of oral health, not just for whiter teeth but preventing gum disease and spotting the signs of mouth cancer, so a really important cause. Janina’s whitening products have come at a great timing for me as really recently my friend had his teeth professionally whitened and I was so tempted to do the same. Now that I’ve tried this at-home kit I think I’ll just stick to Janina as after a fair few weeks of testing I’m seeing really great results.
I feel like sharing the blogging love is something I just don’t do enough. I read so many great blogs and have gotten to know so many amazing bloggers, yet I feel like I never really shout about them other than the occasional #FF on Twitter. This is just not acceptable! Especially as I preach so much about how important it is to read other blogs when you’re a blogger yourself. I had this idea ages ago that I’d share my favourite blog posts from the month, every month, and whilst I can’t guarantee I’ll be as organised as that, I’m determined to make this style post a more regular thing. Of course, share your favourite posts in the comments too as I’m always up for discovering new blogs!
I feel like the launch of the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer was quite a low-key one, I saw it here and there but it wasn’t quite like other launches. But recently, it has really gained some serious momentum and I’m spotting this concealer just about everywhere, and only with rave reviews. I haven’t tried too many high-end concealers, there’s no Urban Decay Naked, or NARS Creamy Concealer to be found in my collection, it’s all Collection and Seventeen. I don’t really know why I don’t splurge on concealers, I guess I’m just happy enough with high street ones, but for some reason, I was really drawn to this one. So let’s see whether it’s worth all those rave reviews.
This year I decided I wanted to share my makeup collection a little more with you, and so far I’ve shared my lipsticks on display and my nail varnishes on display, and this time I’ve ventured more into my makeup drawers starting off with my eyeshadow palettes. Now I wouldn’t say my eyeshadow palette collection is that huge especially for a blogger, I’m pretty fussy when it comes to picking up palettes. However, it’s still way too big for one post so I’m dividing this one in two, or maybe three as otherwise we will be here all day!
When I started blogging, my knowledge of the beauty industry was pretty limited. I like my Barry M nail varnishes and my Maybelline blusher but that was as far as things went. Nowadays, I could sit and list an absolute tonne of brands and that’s not just because I’ve opened my eyes more to beauty, but because the industry has grown, brands that were once makeup artist only are now available to the masses. There are certain brands which really stand out as ones I’ve discovered through blogging, both through blogger recommendations and reading other blogs, and through working with them on my own content. Today I thought I’d share them!