my first (+ long overdue) glossier purchase!

Friday, 22 March 2019

hey hi hello guys, how have you all been? i've been doing alright lol. since i'm on break from uni and my my work schedule hasn't been too hectic, i have a lot of free time to chill out and pamper myself a little! 

I've heard a shit ton of stuff about the glossier brand, watched a bunch of grwm's featuring the products, and read a stupid amount of reviews on the whole purchasing experience. Why did I bother? because let's be honest, if you're gonna spend your hard earned coin on expensive brands, you gotta make sure what you're purchasing is worth it right? I decided to play it safe and get the most popular products to see if the hype is worth it lol

Purchase and Delivery  
Everything came up to £73 total, but by saving via ordering the sets rather than individually, and with a friend code, I saved enough to bring the total down to £58. I placed my order on the 12th feb, and it arrived on the 15th, which I think is pretty amazing considering how long I usually wait for most of my delivers to come in. I was a little annoyed though because not long after I received my order, glossier revealed their new range 'glossier play'??? Everything looks so exciting so I'm definitely going to place another order soon. 

So the first thing I tried was the overly hyped Milky Jelly Cleanser in the larger size (£15). This product is the sole reason this post is coming so late since I wanted to try out this product for longer than a month to see if it actually shows results. Now I'm gonna be honest, I was not impressed when I first swatched it. The main reason being the scent. They say it contains rosewater which helps the product smell great, but honestly all I could smell was a very strong chemical scent. It also doesn't remove makeup well, but this isn't a huge issue for me since I use this as the second step of my double cleanse. It is light weight despite the gel consistency. Did it show any results? Honestly no, but it's refreshing at least, if you ignore the scent. I would say it works well as a quick morning face wash.
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Next up is a product I only bought because I kept seeing adverts for it on youtube all the time. It's Boy Brow (£14), another overhyped product! Funnily enough, once I bought the product, I stopped seeing the ads lol. I got it in the shade Brown which I'm kinda ??? about? My natural hair colour is black, but many people recommended brown so I went with it hah. It looks BOMB when I do 'no makeup' makeup looks where I don't do much with my brows since they're quite nicely shaped anyway, but if i'm doing a full face with defined and shaped brows, black would be a better colour I think. If the price is too steep for you, I recommend the Tinted Brow Mascara by Nyx (£6) since they do the same thing. 
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Continuing with the eye products, I bought the Lash Slick Mascara (£14). I didn't see a lot of reviews on this compared to the first two but I thought I would give it a go anyway. Honestly I'm so so glad I did because this has now become my go to mascara! I have quite thin but long lashes that grow quickly (and fall out just as fast rip), and struggle to find a mascara that enhances the lashes without making them clumpy and spider-like. This product does all of that while giving them more volume but somehow also manages to keep the makeup looking natural? it's kinda mad still lmao. It also lasts the whole day?! I'm shook. The Milky Jelly Cleanser can't remove this, but an oil cleanser can.
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Now onto the last two products, the Cloud Paint blush things (£15) in the shades Storm and Haze. I'll put it out there now that I'm not a blush person at ALL because they always managed to make me look a hot mess but somehow this product blends effortlessly into my foundation to create the cutest tint and gives my face some life! They're also very build-able so you can use them for any kind of look. I'm still a little worried to try out the lighter shades but for now, I'm really satisfied with these two shades. I find myself using Storm more than Haze since the latter is just that bit more brighter and doesn't work with my skin undertone. I think If I repurchase this, I'll give Dusk a try. 
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And that's all she wrote! Thank you if you've gotten this far! I'm kinda disappointed that the only skincare product I bought didn't impress me in the slightest, but the makeup products made up for it. Would I buy from glossier again? Of course, but I want to try out the new Glossier Play stuff so I'll probably wont repurchase these products until I run out of them. Also if you saw me tease this post on my instagram story like two weeks ago, thank you for waiting so long for me to actually write the damn post lmao. I'll be back with more posts soon! 

Until then, 


song's i've been loving lately: feb 19

Monday, 18 February 2019

hey guys!
How have you all been? I hope the start of the year has been treating you well! I've been having a great year so far :)
I feel like my life has taken a 180 and i've gotten right back on track of things which i'm really pleased about. I hope this steady improvement keeps moving forward this year! 

Hello Again!

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Is there even any point in saying "it's been a while?" it's been so long I don't even know how to start lol.. 

I'm not going to keep this long like I usually do, just a quick update haha~ 

I have so much I want to talk about and blog about, so I'm going to start up this blog again! I already have a lot of posts prepared so this won't be like last time where I updated and then ghosted for the rest of 2018 rip... 

Urm, so why did I stop posting? 2018 was definitely life changing for me. I traveled a lot (I'll get to that in future posts!), did a lot freelance styling work, and learnt how to love myself just that little bit more! But before any of that happened I also became incredibly depressed, broke up with my boyfriend, watched my health deteriorate again, and decided to take a semi-gap year out of uni. I had to get myself completely out of that bad state before confidently coming back to blogging. I think i'm ready to come back, for real this time! 

So here I am with a lot of free time to re-brand?

I'm going to update this blog's layout, and try to post more often again since I have so so much to talk about lol. 

Content will stay mostly the same since I'm still that idol supporting, anime crazed, JRPG loving girl that abandoned this blog a at the start of this year, but i've found a couple new hobbies I want to share with you too, so look out for it ^^; 

Also, a lot of people I'm close with on here, I was a victim of the twitter birthday bans and around the beginning of june, my account was suspended lol. I've moved to @minaeshit (literally the same name but with a 't' at the end because, i do talk a lot of shit lol), so please follow me and i'll follow you right back! i've missed you guys!! <3 

I hope, if you're still here, you'll continue to support me in 2019! 

Thank you guys for the support up until now! 

Love, Minae

Minae's Life ♥ Winter Update (11/52)

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Hello everyone! IT'S BEEN A WHILE~ 

It's the 20th of March which means it's officially Spring! Unfortunately, the weather does not feel like Spring at all lol. At least the snow has stopped, but it's still FREEZING! No matter, I'm going to enjoy the first day of Spring in under my blanket haha

Anyway, how have you all been?! 

2017 recap and Goals for 2018!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Happy new year guys! 
I know we're already 10 days into the year, but better late than never right? 

I'm going to jump straight into this one, so grab a snack and lets get to it! 

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

I'm looking for bloggers who would like to write a post on my blog! Whatever kind of post you want to write is fine as long as it fits within my style of blogging (which, is pretty much everything lol). So If you want to show off your figure collection or do a baking tutorial and post it on my blog, ANYTHING, please send me an email at with the subject "MINAEKI GUEST BLOG POST - your blog name" so that I know that you're interested! In the email please give a brief write up of what it is you would like to talk about in your blog post, as well as a link to your blog.

Anyone who gets their post featured on my blog will have a link to their blog on my sidebar for a couple months too!
Requirements: you have to be following me - you have to have a link to my blog on your own blog - you have to have a similar blog style to mine!



Hello everyone! How long has it been?!

Sorry for not updating you all with any posts. Truth be told, I actually have tons of posts prepared to show you all but I haven't gotten round to editing them all so they're all just weird kind of drafts. I can't wait to show them to you all soon!

bujo spreads for the 1st half of 2017

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Hello everyone! 
You know, i'm kinda tired of saying "hello everyone!". I want to have a little pet name for you guys that read my blog posts haha, so if you have any suggestions on that then let me know! 

I've been meaning to post something like this ages ago, but never got round to doing it until now. I've been using the Bullet Journal system for a long while now.. since early 2015? It's been a couple years, but I still feel as though I'm a newbie to the bujo (short for Bullet Journal) scene. Over the last year or so, there has been a huge rise in studyblrs and bujo youtubers, and they all make such amazing spreads that really influence my own spreads. 

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