A Big Ol’ Birthday Wishlist | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

As my birthday is coming up next month, I thought it would be fun to do a Birthday wishlist, of all the things I’ve been lusting over recently. Some of these things are just so out of my price range, that my only hope is that someone with a bit more money loves me enough to buy it for me! So without further ado…..



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My New Favourite High End Mascara | Beauty In Beta

 Howdy lovlies,

Hope you’re all well?

Normally I’m more of a high street gal (due to being poor and all that), but every now and then I do like to treat myself to something a bit more pricy. Recently I found my new favourite high end mascara, and I’d love to share it with you. This was recommended to me by Charlotte from Surely Char, she’d been wanging on about it for ages, and I obviously listened (great friend), but I’d never actually got round to investigating it more. 

Then, at the airport Duty Free on my way to my honeymoon I spotted something magical. A Guerlain stand.

It was all shiny and enticing and I just had to go over. You know, just to see what they had. For hypothetical reasons. It’s research you know, for the blog. Um..

At first I casually started browsing, then when I saw the Maxi Lash mascara on the stand, I instantly knew that I had to have it. The packing itself sold me. The sleek gold case just oozes luxury, and I love the name engraved on the side. I even love the BOX. The box! The black background with the lush gold writing. Ah. The next thing I knew it had fallen in my basket, and I didn’t want to upset it, and the rest is history. This mascara is a bit more pricey than what I’m used to (£22 from Feel Unique), but I’m about to list a whole lot of reasons why this is definitely worth the money. 


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Aeos Gentle Exfoliant Review* | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies

I recently got the opportunity to try this AEOS (Active Energised Organic Skincare) Gentle Exfoliant* from Baobella Boutique. I genuinely love this company and the idea behind it, where members get discounts on products, and it’s free to sign up, so it’s definitely worth having a look if you like a bargain! 

I’d never heard of AEOS skincare before,  but the more research I did into the company, the more its uniqueness appealed to me. All of their products are 100% organic, and they have no chemicals or synthetic materials in their line. They use spelt grain and loads of essential oils in their products as well, so all really good stuff for your skin. This exfoliant is no different, and according to the site is “rich in seed oils and biodynamic spelt oil which helps to nourish and hydrate the skin during the process of exfoliation, leaving the skin soft, smooth & receptive to the moisturising products to follow.”

Well, sure sounds good to me! Now just to try it…


As there were no instructions on the bottle of how to use, I had a look online to get some more information. The instructions told me to: 

“Apply after cleansing to damp skin in a gentle circular massage movement using the finger tips, to effectively exfoliate the skin. Rinse well with lukewarm water.Either exfoliate morning or evening but NOT both. If hypersensitive do not exfoliate.” Which sounded pretty standard to me! I’ve been using this for around 6 weeks and took it away with me on my honeymoon, as I wanted a gentle exfoliator for my face. Continue reading

Three Beauty Hacks | Guest Post

Hi everyone!  I’m Penny and I blog over at LilliesandLove.

First of all, I want to say a big thank you to Beth for entrusting me with Beauty In Beta today and I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine on your honeymoon!  Can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back!

When Beth asked if I’d like to guest post I jumped at the chance.  In the relatively short time this blog has been around it’s become one of my ‘must reads’.  Not only does it feel like Beth is really talking to you, but her tips, advice and opinions have been great.  I’m in the middle of a 2-year spending ban at the moment but if I wasn’t I know Beth would have been solely responsible for so many purchases!haha

I’m a lifestyle blogger so guest posting on a beauty blog presented a challenge – I love the beauty world but I don’t consider myself to actually know anything worth passing on.  That was until this week when I was presented with three facts which turned my beauty mind upside down and made me wonder, “Has my life been a lie up to now?”

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The TMI Tag | Guest Post

PixiRella TMI TAG

As beautiful Beth is on her travels (Happy Honeymoon-ing Gorge!) she asked if I would like to do a guest post to help her blog keep ticking over whilst she suns herself, sips cocktails and generally enjoys not being in England! Of course I jumped at the chance and thought I would do the infamous TMI Tag that has been doing the rounds on the internet for quite some time now.

I hope you enjoy the post and would like to take part yourselves if you haven’t already! So lets goooooo…

1: What are you wearing?
A black and white gingham shift dress from Primark. It was a tenner and is springtime perfect.

2: Ever been in love?
Yes –first love, last love, only love – its only love. 10 PixiRella Points if you know where that is from!

3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
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