May….. In a Nutshell…. Dedicated to George Floyd

I had a few things down for May, but everything seems so small in comparison .

May can and will only be dedicated to George Floyd. It’s crazy to say that we still see these things happening in 2020… But is it really? hasn’t this been happening anyway, doesn’t this happen everywhere- all over the world? ….. but like second class citizens we choose to accept it….(we are not white. We will NEVER be first class). When I saw the video of George Floyd the first time 7 days ago. I thought he’s just going to be another name added to the list of names who get 24 hour coverage and then …. ‘out of sight, out of mind’….. But Wow!!! A revolution has been Bourne!

I hope there is a revolution that comes out of this. There has to be. You can’t have gone this far- to let it all die down now. I’m praying for a revolution….

Rest in peace George Floyd and all the George Floyd’s before him, and the ones at the moment who are still going through the injustice.

George Floyd does not only exist as a black man in America, he exists as a black man all over the world, he exists as a black women, he exists as a hijabi, as a Palestinian, a Syrian, a Burmese, a Sudanese among so many others living through injustice. He exists as a human who is not ‘white’, who doesn’t fit into societal constructed norms, who is of a different social class, who is believed to be ‘the other’…..and that resonates with a lot of people.

My deepest heartfelt condolences to this man’s family. A great loss to the community, a great loss to the world. May there be a revolution for this injustice. May people open there eyes. May people educate themselves. May people learn.

Here’s a few resources. I have found them to be useful. Do take time out to have a read.

Love and regards

Stay safe

M11bna

Makeup Revolution London Gift box. The Perfect gift for Christmas.

I received this gift from my aunt, and was absolutely amazed by it. With Christmas coming up, it’s the absolute best to give as a gift to a makeup fiend.

Personally I’d give it a teenager who’s starting to explore the makeup field, as it covers everything, only thing missing is an eyeliner and mascara.

But this box serves everything a person could need makeup wise.

It’s by the Brand Revolution London. This box is actually the Christmas 2018 collection, but I’m sure the 2019 collection will also be out.

It’s a British brand, and known for its affordable price, yet does not lack in its quality. The brand does has a reputation of copying bigger brands and then selling at a cheaper price. As a consumer I’m not complaining.

This is what’s inside, each box clearly labelled. And here is a pic below of everything in the open.

I’ll go through it now so that you get a better idea.

Firstly there’s Three Eyeshadow palettes. The Ultra Metals and the Ultra Newtrals are in similar shades, but one is a matte and the other is on the shinier side. Both of these are in neutral shades going from cream, to pinks, and then to browns. The Third Palette is the Ultra Colour Explosion Palette- the name says is all. The Perfect colours for when you want to go all out.

Then we have the ultimate Blush dream palette. From the lighter peach and pinks to the darker fuschia colours. A shade for everyone.

A set of four mini brushes, perfect to take along in your clutch bag.

And an Ultra Strobe Balm, in 8 different shades. It also has a ultra strobe cream- which is the one I use the most.

My favourite and most used accessory. HD Pro Brows. It has 4 powders and 2 gel shadows, a concealer,wax and highlighter. I use the smaller of the brushes included in this pack for this. The powders are in different shades, so you can use the lighter shades for the ends of the brows, and the darker shades in the middle.

Three lip glosses in the most neutral colours. Really can’t go wrong with any of these.

And then we have these ( in all honesty I had to search up the uses of these. Makeup Virgin here) but I do know what they are now.

  • The Makeup fixing spray, a spray used once make up is applied fully. It puts on a protective layer which allows makeup to stay on for longer (ill prob just use this when going to weddings)
  • Focus and Fix Primer- primer for eyeshadows, to make the eyeshadow more intense and durable.
  • Ultra Strobe Cream -gives the skin a healthy glow. Can be used before foundation or standalone.
  • The Aqua Priming Base is light, and can be used with or without foundation.

Here’s the box again and yup, I agree with this quote.

As mentioned before this box is 2018 Christmas edition, but have a search around the 2019 edition is out, and I’m sure it contains very similar products. Depending on where you buy it from it ranges between £50- £80.

www.revolutionbeauty.com has loads of different gift boxes available, and there seems to be a sale on at the moment. Grab it before it goes.

That’s one person ticked off for Christmas. You can thank me later x

Love and regards

M11bna