Space.NK: Party Piece Gift with Purchase

If you know me at all and by now you probably do, then you know that I love a good gift with purchase. In fact, I love gifts with purchase more than I do beauty advent calendars as to me they seem to provide more value. For this reason, I am super excited to let…

Are beauty advent calendars worth it?

Last year I purchased more than 10 beauty advent calendars. These calendars ranged from very high end to drugstore and I want to share with all of you what I learnt. The great thing about beauty advent calendars Beauty advent calendars are great and they look amazing. Furthermore, there is the whole excitement of opening…

The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Mask

As some of you might know, I am not the biggest fan of the Body Shop. However, the collection in which this Japanese Matcha Tea Mask is in is perhaps the most intriguing one. It definitely stands out from the rest, not just through price or packaging but also due to the quality. Speaking about…

Why is Net-a-Porter beauty advent calendar the best of 2018

Now that Christmas is less than 100 days away, the frenzy of Christmas gifts as well as beauty advent calendars has begun. Last year if you recall, I was all for getting as many advent calendars as possible.Okay, not really, just the ones I really wanted and thought would provide great value. This year, I…

13 Haircare Pieces Gift with Purchase at Nordstrom

Nordstrom always has some pretty amazing offers, so to me that is like the best place to shop at. Sadly, for the better part of the year I am not in the US so I have to miss out on them. You don’t! At the moment, you can get 13 pieces of haircare products with…

Althea Korea – Authentic Korean Beauty

Getting our hands on Korean beauty products is not really the easiest thing to do in Europe. They are available in some stores and they can be purchased online. However, when it comes to purchasing them online, there is a high risk that the products are not going to be authentic. Where can you buy…

What you need to know about Beauty Pie

We all want amazing skin, but in order to achieve that goal, we often have to pay a fortune on expensive skincare and high quality beauty products in general. That is no longer the case with Beauty Pie. What is Beauty Pie? Beauty Pieis the latest way to get your hands on high quality skincare…

How to shop the Drunk Elephant skincare range in the UK

If you have been online in the past couple of days or at least checked your email, then you probably know that Drunk Elephant landed in the UK. I have been waiting for this moment ever since I read it on Grazia online months ago and I cannot believe the much coveted brand is finally…

Harvey Nichols Beauty GWP Autumn 2018 Worth over £650

It is finally here! I am so excited to see that the Harvey Nichols Autumn Beauty gift will be out in just a few days. These are usually the best gifts, thus the reason why I try my best to always get my hands on one when it comes out. In fact, I love them…

Nordstrom Beauty 16 Piece Free Gift with Purchase

I am currently in Europe so I will have to miss out on this amazing offer, but it really is amazing! It is just my luck to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. In order to qualify for the gift with purchase from Nordstrom that is worth $78, all you need to…

Elizabeth Arden Beauty Offers – UK & USA

I do not do this often, however there are so many offers going on at the moment that I just have to talk about some of them. For that reason, you should expect to see some of these posts in the upcoming future. I hopefully won’t bore you with all the articles, but autumn is…

The Ugly Truth

The pressure of being perfect and of doing everything in a perfect manner is becoming more and more absurd as well as unhealthy, don’t you think? I am not here complaining because I know that is a standard that I will never achieve. Perhaps, I cannot even be considered a worthy competitor, but for the…

The hardest thing I had to do for my future self

  Putting yourself out there is the best way to grow and to regain your confidence. I for one, definitely need to do that a lot more, as in recent months I have been withdrawing more and more into myself and not letting people in the way I used to. Growing up, I was incredibly…

Wet n Wild is finally in the UK thanks to Beauty Bay

I cannot believe it is finally here! Just to think that a few months ago I begged my friend to bring me some of Wet n Wild goodies from her trip to California and was super disappointed when was unable to do so. That would have not been my first interaction with the brand, but…

Don’t let others stop you from achieving your goals

While I have known that I wanted to take over the world ever since I was a kid in blush suede boots, it was not always easy. It still isn’t. Being yourself and especially being someone who has many goals to achieve makes a lot of people jealous and that jealously sometimes leads to them…

5 quotes to remember when you feel like giving up

In business as well as in life you have to overcame many obstacles. That is to be expected. No one ever said it would be easy and that is exactly why life is so interesting. You wake up everyday and you get a new chance to challenge yourself, to build your resilience and in turn to…

What you need to know about ordering from ColourPop in the UK

You have probably seen many services advertising parcel forwarding and at some point you might have even considered taking this route. I sure have, especially once ColourPop eh, well popped up. I did not do it and I hope you haven’t either. So do not worry this is not a post about how you can…

Gift with Purchase: FeelUnique gift worth over £130

Okay, so if you decided to pass on the Cult Beauty 10th Birthday Goody Bag that is fine. In the end I did get that one, but if you did not then you can always get the FeelUnique one instead. You can get both as well, no one is stopping you. However, I wanted to…

The boring Sephora lip balm

Hi there! *waves sadly. I am Goji and this is my first time here at LBA. You might wonder what LBA stands for, well let me tell you. LBA means Lip Balm Anonymous. Oh my! Maybe I shouldn’t have said that out loud. It is supposed to be a super secret and anonymous club. Shh,…

Is Pink Parcel worth it?

Maybe it is worth giving a try. Just kidding! The Pink Parcel is actually a pretty great subscription box. I had the chance to try it out for the first time this May and I have no idea why I haven’t done it before. Sure, I was tempted, but since they do not really carry…

Don’t miss out: L’Occitane 50% Flash Sale

To start off, I am in no way benefiting from promoting this sale. Okay, I might get a few of you to discover my blog or at least to become more interested in reading my articles, but I won’t get any monetary compensation or gifts. Okay, glad to have that out of the way. I…

Girl Boss Must Have: Spacemask

If you are like me and spend all your time in front of a screen then you must buy yourself a space mask. I have seen the cute packaging here and there for the past few months and was tempted to pick them up in Liberty back in November, but did not. Eventually, I got…

GWP: The Explorer Gift from Space.NK worth £450

I am going to start with the good news. Space.NK just announced their latest gift with purchase worth £450!! This is an amazing offer and not to be missed, especially if you were planning on trying out some new high end products or maybe repurchasing some of your favourites before leaving on holiday. In order…

Creative Spotlight: Jemma from Dorkface

As a blogger and human being, I strongly believe in supporting bloggers in whichever way we can. It might not be much, but we should try our best to give back to the community that inspires us day after day with their amazing writing, to the community of people that make us smile when we…

5 delicious delight recipes I am in love with at the moment

Growing up I have never been interested in food, like at all. I could not even be bothered to eat as I was more interested in playing than taking time off from my favourite activity. Now things have changed a bit, but still I am no cook. I rarely if ever cook, but that does…

Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask

The Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask is not the first mask of its kind that caught my attention or that I have used for that matter. However, this is the first beauty product that ever caught my attention in an Instagram ad. Buying from Instagram is not something that I do, but a very close…

How to shop from ELF

For those of you who might not be aware, E.L.F or Eyes, Lips, Face is a brand predominantly found in North America that carries everything from accessories to lipstick, foundation and skincare. Why should you care about the brand, you might wonder. The brand is one of the cheapest ones there are that also sell…

Blush Suede is now on Pinterest

Social media is great and not so great. This is a very long debate, but I won’t go into it at the moment. However, there is always a platform that holds a special place in our lives and that for me is Pinterest. Why Pinterest? Pinterest is amazing, but that does not tell you much….

Latest in Beauty 2018 Style Beauty Awards box

If you are UK based, then today might just be your lucky day. Latest in Beauty, the beauty box provider, recently partnered with the Sunday Times Style to offer all of us a great beauty box whose products you get to choose. This is all in order to celebrate the 2018 Style Beauty Awards. The…

7 Countries I want to visit

I am not the biggest fan of travel. What a shocker, right? I mean most people want to travel all over the world. Not me. I like being in a foreign country, but the process of getting there is not that easy for me and my stomach. While I am not afraid of flying, I…

How to Naturally Boost Your Skin’s Health and Beauty

You know how when you visit a restaurant and go powder your nose, you glance at yourself in the mirror, and those fluorescent lights make you look as if all your skin imperfections are about to jump out at you? The truth is, we all have them, but they sometimes appear faint, while at other…

How to improve skin moisture retention with Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown’s Remedies Skin Moisture Solution concentrate is a product I have seen all over the place and then it just vanished. I still saw it in stores, but haven’t noticed it in any magazines after its initial launch. When it first came out, it caught my attention, but afterwards I decided that it was…

Blush Suede is now on Instagram

That is right! Blush Suede now has an instagram account so make sure to follow us here. To be completely honest with you, I love Instagram but for this new project that is Blush Suede I was not sure whether it was even worth starting a new account. As you probably well know, Instagram accounts are…

Generation G by Glossier

As someone who tries her best at being a go-getter and supporter of all women, I truly wanted to be a huge fan of Glossier. I like the idea behind the brand and I waited a long time to get my hands on their products, especially considering that I was living in the UK at…

Harvey Nichols GWP worth £725

Personally, I have never been inside HN. What a shocker, right? I mean it is a bit weird considering I lived so closed to the shop while in London. However, that did not stop me from becoming a high level rewards member and that is mostly due to the amazing beauty gift with purchases offers…

Make your own fragrance with this kit

Ever since I was a little kid, I had a thing for fragrances. It is not that hard to see why, right? I mean there is just something special about scents and when combines in the right way, it is like magic. At least, that is how it was for me. However, until now I…

Byredo Bal D’Afrique Hand Cream

Every girl boss needs a good hand cream. Why? you might wonder.  Hands are your connection to the world in a way, especially in the business world. You need your hands to make a good impression especially in a world that requires a lot of handshaking. Lately I needed to network like crazy and that…

Naticuma Amazon Dry Body Oil

I have been dealing with very dry skin since I started living in London,so I was quite curious to see whether the Naticuma Amazon Dry Body Oil would help me with this. Furthermore, I have a friend who has to deal with dry skin issues every single day and it is quite painful to watch someone…

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Oil for oily skin? You might be skeptical. I know I was a long time ago and from time to time I still am despite having tried one or two oil based cleanser in my life. The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is probably the 3rd product of this kind that I tried and I am…

Cult Beauty GWP March 2018 – The Creators Goody Bag

Cult Beauty Gifts with Purchases are something not to be missed. I made sure to get one for the past 5 times they had one and I do not regret my decisions. The Cult Beauty Gift with Purchase introduced me to a lot of great brands and products, some of which I have continued to…

Braids over the years

Braids are without doubt one of today’s classiest and most chic hairstyles. You’d be forgiven for thinking that braids are a modern invention, but the history of this classic look actually goes back thousands of years. With that said, let’s check out some of the most prominent moments in the history of braids. African braids…

Lancome Le Crayon Khol

I wear eyeliner on the lower lash line or waterline almost every single day so as you can imagine I am quite particular about the liners I choose to wear. They must not smudge and that is the first and most important requirement, I honestly do not wish to end up looking like a Panda…

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

I know that this post is yet another lipstick post, however Stila is a pretty amazing brand and it is worth reading about. I have been lucky enough to try out some of their products before. Unfortunately, most of the products came from beauty boxes or advent calendars and the colours were never quite right for…

Shay&Blue Blood Oranges

I rarely review fragrances as they are so hard to explain or maybe that is just me, but nonetheless here it is the very first fragrance review posted on this blog. I have been meaning to try out a new fragrance from Shay & Blue for some time and I am glad that I got…

The Solution by Glossier

The Solution is an acid based product that contains not one, but three types of acids: AHA, BHA and PHA with a concentration of 10% according to Glossier. Personally, I never used this combination of acids before so of course I was curious. However, the reason I wanted to try this product most of all…