Brand review: B Makeup and Skincare

B skincare and makeup is a collection of highly effective products at budget-friendly prices. The B. brand is exclusive to Superdrug and is vegan-friendly. I’m sure you have seen these in your local Superdrug and if you have ever wonder if they work then this post is for you! The skincare collection is a thriving group of products which have been categorised into ‘phases’ based on your age. Phase 1 is for late 20’ & 30’s, Phase 2 is for 30’s, Phase 3 is for late 40’s and skin phase 4 is for late 50’s. The other products that don’t fall within a ‘phase’ are in the targeted solutions & cleansers collection. The Makeup collection has foundations, concealers, lipsticks and other makeup products suitable for a range of skin tones. I have tried products from all the collections and in this brand review, I will share my thoughts on the products and how to use them in a routine


Most of the items I have tried are from Phase 1 and the targeted solutions & cleansers collection. They have a good range of cleansers, I have tried the Creamy Foam Hydrating Cleanser, Micellar water and the Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes. I have also tried the Stubborn Eye Makeup remover and this is AMAZING. I took part in the blind blogger challenge, see details of that plus a review of the remover here. The hydrating cleanser feels very gentle on the skin and removes daily grime, oils and makeup residue with ease. The cleanser doesn’t strip my skin and I have enjoyed using it as my morning cleanser. I love the Micellar water which I have reviewed here. I have repurchased the micellar cleansing wipes a lot of times and I have a full review here

Routine stepCreamy Foam HydratingCleanser- AM or PM cleanser.  Micellarwater & Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes- to remove makeup. Follow with acleanser. Stubborn eye makeup remover- as an eye makeup remover

Spritz, Essence & Boosters

There are 2 mists: Hyaluronic Acid Spritz and Vitamin Facial Mist and I love them both! I have repurchased the Hyaluronic Acid Spritz several times and I have a full review of this here. I was recently sent the Vitamin Facial Mist for this brand review and I added it to my routine straight away! I used the mist both day & night to add a boost of hydration to my skin. It sprays in a fine mist and has a refreshing citrus scent.

Routine step– after toning either AM or PM

There is 1 essence in the collection and it’s the B. Refreshed Essene Lotion. I LOVE this! It’s very soothing and hydrating and doesn’t leave the skin sticky. I have a full review here. The B.Hydrated Booster was also sent to me for this post and I must say have fallen in love with it. It is a booster so I don’t need to use it every day, I just reach for it when my skin needs an extra boost of hydration. It feels very light on the skin, even lighter than the essence and adds hydration to the skin. This leaves my skin looking more radiant. The only thing I do not like about the booster is the dispenser. It is the same as the dispensers of essential oils. I think it is this way because they want you to use less as it is more concentrated. I use about 4- 5 drops over my face and neck and sometimes even on my chest. I mostly use this at night but I can imagine it been great for morning use too.  I have really enjoyed adding this to my routine especially as we are in winter and it does exactly as promised. I have normal to combination skin and this has worked well for it. I think drier skins will find the booster particularly helpful.

Routine step- Essence lotion either AM or PM after toning.  Booster- as needed. Use after toning.

Serums & Creams & Masks

I have only tried 1 serum from B skincare and it’s the B. Confident Night Serum. It is light textured serum which feels lovely on the skin. It doesn’t pil and layers quite well with other serums. I will have a full review of this soon but I do really love this. For moisturisers I have tried the B. Confident Day Cream– I love this so much! It reminds me of a Murad moisturiser I used a few years back. Its lightweight non-oily and feels luxurious on the skin. It leaves the skin soft and radiant. Definitely, one to try! I was also sent the B. Hydrated leave on mask to test out for the review. The mask is the only product I didn’t like. It’s a leave on mask but as always and with all my leave on masks, I put on a little more than recommended so that I can wash it off. With this mask, I felt like it didn’t hydrate my skin and it didn’t make a difference. This mask comes in a small pot so it lasts about 3 applications. I am now out of it but it’s not something I would not purchase.

Routine step Serum- in the PM after toning and before moisturiser. Day Cream- in the PM. Mask- 2 to 3 times a week.


Foundations & concealers

There are two foundations from B, the B.Silky foundation (11 shades) and B. Matte Foundation (12 shades), whilst they are not the biggest shade ranges, they have even amount of shades across skintones so its not 10 light shades with 2 dark shades. I have both foundations and they both feel lightweight on the skin. I love the packaging of the foundations and I like how different they are compared to normal drugstore foundation. The foundations are not the longest wearing foundations and I would recommend them for casual wear. I dont remember them oxidisng on my skin. The flawless concealers are the latest products to be launched from B makeup. I was sent these and I will have a fullreview for Brown Beauty Talk soon.

Primer & Setting spray

I really like the HD primer in this range. It is a silicone based primer that smoothes pores and helps extend makeup. I will have a full review on this soon. The Setting spray also helps to extend makeup but doesn’t add a dewy finish to makeup. It also doesn’t make it extremely matte.


B skincare and makeup is an impressive drugstore brand. The brand is ever growing and has some new products in the pipeline.  I love the skincare collection and I think they have some really good and reasonably priced products. The makeup collection has a good range of products from foundations to makeup brushes and lipsticks. I do really like the brand and I will always recommend it!

Have you tried anything from this brand? Let me know below. I will have more brand reviews coming in the future but for now, check out these previous brand reviews The Ordinary, NipFab, Bodyshop


Natural Nights Event Cover

Happy Monday!

Natural Nights

I hope everyone is doing great. Last night I went along with to the 1st Natural Nights Event in Fiddler’s Elbow, North London with Janet from Memoirs of a brave face, make sure you check her out!

I was able to catch up with Belinda, the lovely organiser at the event who was able to take some out time of her busy night (Catch all the interruptions and some cameos lol) for me.

“I think it’s got to a point where people have embraced it (natural hair) and they want to come to together…. It’s important….”

For what she wanted for her night, I think she absolutely smashed it! For me it was very different from all other natural hair events I have been to. It was more intimate almost like networking with great music, drinks and people. The turnout was great, It was actually the 1st event I have been to where I have seen a lot guys present (not that I was looking, lol I was just surprised), we had live music from some talented artists and vendors were on hand to talk about their products and a quick Q&A session.

NuNaat is back with a new range and I caught up again with Claire, brand ambassador for Nunaat. Remember she talked us through the NAAT cream range? If you haven’t tried those you should! I have 3 of them and I love ittt!! Read all my Nunaat reviews under the product directory tab. She spoke to me about the new Brazilian Patauà range, a review of which can be read on my blog by clicking here

Sorry for the background noise, as soon as I started recording someone went on stage to talk and I knew I would not get the chance to do so again

After that, it was just going around and speaking to different people and enjoying the live music. I met a few new people I was able to exchange contacts with. There were a lot of UK brands

It was a great night, good vibes. Congrats to Belinda for her event and looking forward to the next. I think next time lets go for a bigger venue because we will come bigger and better!, This one was quite small and packed. Catch all the pictures on my Facebook page!

Natural Nights Event London
Goody bags at the Natural Nights Event

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Lush Toner Water

Eau Roma Water, Breath of Fresh Air, Tea tree water

Hey family! Welcome to my blog, if you are new here, take a look around there is a bunch on posts here on almost everything lol. If you’re coming back, thanks for making back and subscribe its free J

As promised this is the second and last post in the Lush toner series. We looked at their 3 toner tabs, which can be read here >> . Today we are looking at their 3 toner waters, let’s get started.

Eau Roma Water


This is described as been suitable for sensitive skills. It contains rose water to calm the skin, lavender water to balance and soften the skin. It can be used as a refreshing spritz or to remove makeup or cleanser. It’s £7.95 for 250g.





Breath of fresh air


It’s perfect for toning and balancing the skin. It contains rose absolute and patchouli oil as well as seaweed.  It’s £7.95 for 250g





Tea tree water


This is probably best for acne prone skin. It contains tea tree and grapefruit and juniperberry.  It’s the same price as the other two.




That’s all folks. I am putting together a Lush skincare kit and I will share that with you once I am done. I am changing my skincare products/regime to all natural products (Or mostly natural). You can purchase all these online or instore.  You can check their website for the closest Lush store to your location.

Remember folks; if you are natural and live in the UK, there is still is time to take part in my Laika project survey that looks at your spending habits. I promise the whole survey will take you only 2 mins! Visit the link here>>

Next we will be starting the series on the face masks!

Until then




Hey girls! This post will be a review on the Boucleme products I received. Remember I featured them in my product collection series? Here’s a link to check out that post >>

So I received the curl cleanser, conditioner and curl defining gel. I also got the curl towel.  Wash day was yesterday, or should I say two days ago because I am writing this midnight on the second dayyy??  Lol . Anyway let’s get into this review.


I pre-pooed with the Aussie deep treatment for frizzy hair (because thanks to working back to back I didn’t have any time for my hair and it literally needed a miracle lol).  I let that sit for 20 minutes then went in with the curl cleanser. First off, I thought it wouldn’t be enough because its only 100ml but surprisingly I had a little bit left over, so maybe I used about 90ml (lol) anyway it has a lemony scent which is quite pleasant. It is will not foam or sud which I found quite weird at first and I thought it won’t cleanse my hair but it did! It did a good job cleansing my hair and scalp. I had a bit of oil (castor oil) on my hair too and it cleansed that, maybe about 89% of it. I could still feel a bit of it afterwards, like you know when you have oily hands and you wash your hands with soap but it doesn’t cleanse it thoroughly? (I don’t know if I am making sense at this point lol) but it cleansed my hair.  I haven’t come across a cleanser with no foam action, so it’s quite unique. I give it 2 thumbs up

So conditioner, it has the same lemony scent. Again I though it wouldn’t be enough to for entire head but I was proved wrong. I even had a little bit left. It’s not too thick or runny and has a bit of slip. It says you can leave it in for thicker hair but I still washed it out. I left it on for about 10 minutes. My hair felt good afterwards- just like any conditioner.

Curl defining gel- it worked like any curl defining gel would. I used it on my clip ins for a twist out and it was fine, bearing in mind I have had many fails. I didn’t take pictures, I literally forgot lol, and I totally ruined the twist out too lol.

Curl towel- I’ m not sure if it was supposed to do anything special to my hair. It did absorb a lot of water quite quickly. I like this to replace my t-shirts/towels I use to wrap my hair after I finish washing it.

Final verdict- definitely give it a go! I really liked the no foaming action of the curl cleanser and it was effective in cleansing my hair. If you are sceptical of co-washing or any other method apart from shampooing, but you want to do away with shampoos, this product is for you.  You can probably tell that out of the 4 products, my fav is the cleanser. You can purchase the full collection on online at British Curlies >> . They have travel size kits, which I received. This will make your travelling a whole lot easier!

That’s all folks. Let me know what you think!