About April

I'm an aesthetician based in South Shields. I use She/Her pronouns


I’ve been really lucky these last few days, firstly to receive a free voxbox from Influenster and secondly because it was gel polish and arrived the day before my gel polish course! I was really excited to see I’d been given gel polish from the OPI Tokoyo Spring ’19 Collection, a base coat, top coat and an orange/coral red shade called TEMPURA-TURE IS RISING!

I’ve worked with other gel systems in the past but never OPI, although I do have some OPI polishes I use for watermarbling and they’re my favourite to work with so I knew they were going to be good.

OPI Gel Polish is well known for being long lasting, up to 3 weeks wear which is why they’re many salon’s favourite. Even my course tutor was saying they’re her favourite brand!

The colour is perfect for Summer and holidays abroad, I’ve been wearing mine at the beach last weekend where it looks stunning. I would say it will clash with grey skies (good luck with this one Brits).

If you want to get freebies I would definitely recommend Influenster, it can take a while of being on the site (I’ve been on about a year) before you get a box but it’s worth the wait.

Derma V10 Unicorn Printed Sheet Mask (Self Care Sunday)

I decided that today was going to be a self care sunday. I’ve been going through a lot lately, which I’ll write about in a personal post but put simply the stress has not been kind to my skin.

This mask is really gentle which was just what I needed. I went through my mask bag looking for something moisturizing, for sensitive skin, with aloe vera. I found what I was looking for, I got these 3 for blogging about a while back but they had been forgotten about. The packet says it softens, soothes, conditions and nourishes.

The problem with sheet masks is they never fit your face properly around your eyes and nose; this one was no different. It looks great on though, it was definitely time to take a selfie or two.

It’s vegan, against animal testing and contains some relaxing natural ingredients like coconut, bamboo lily, chamomile, mint, geranium and aloe vera. I’m glad I got them, I’m going to try not to forget about them again and use one again in a few days, hopefully they’ll clear up the redness.

How To Apply PaintGlow Unicorn Glitter Face & Body Gel Kit

You may have seen the full-size 50ml PaintGlow Chunky Glitter tubes at Superdrug which are currently on sale at £3.95 down from £5.99 but I decided to buy a set of 6 13ml tubes from Browns Cosmetics for £12.99 instead so that I’d have more to swatch! Half of them are iridescent glitters and the other half are metallic glitters, the set also comes with a brush and sponge which you really need to apply it evenly.

The glitter gels claim to be the only chunky glitter in the world that is in a ready to use formula. I think that means the glitters are mixed in with the quick-drying fixing gel so you don’t have to mix anything together. It’s cosmetically certified, not tested on animals and made in the UK; It’s actually made in Cumbria so it’s northern glitter fit for a northern lass!


As you can see in the swatches all of the glitters are hexagonal and in two sizes, the products I’m using from left to right are:

Heartbreaker is a pink iridescent glitter

Mystic Mermaid is a green iridescent glitter

Gold Digger is a gold metallic glitter

Disco Fever is a silver metallic glitter

Helter Skelter is a purple metallic glitter

Unicorn Tears is a white iridescent glitter


The application can be a touch tricky because the formula dries quite quickly. If you’re going to buy an individual tube instead of the set, you should try to find a circular makeup sponge and a detail brush to work it in.

You can apply the glitter on thick or thin depending on how you want it to look. Personally, I find that less is more especially around your eye area it can feel a little uncomfortable if it’s on too thick and if you’re anything like me you’ll probably end up rubbing your eyes and ruining it anyway.

To apply the glitter to your skin squirt a small amount of gel onto the sponge and quickly spread it around your sponge so that none of the glitters are stacked on top of each other. Dab the sponge once on the desired area and then use the detail brush to get any pieces of glitter left on the sponge onto the skin. It can be tempting to dab a few times to get the glitter onto your face and to get rid of some of the excess gel but it dries surprisingly quickly so you need to work fast to get the glitter where you need it! When you’re finished if there are any gaps where you’d like a piece of glitter just use your detail brush to pick up and apply a single piece of glitter straight from the tube.


To see my review of a beautiful unicorn bath bomb and soap which I also bought from Brown’s Cosmetics, check out Bomb Cosmetics I Believe In Unicorns Bath Bomb. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Giveaways And Other Exciting Changes!!!

I’ve had some exciting changes in my blog and in my life that I’d like to share with you. Firstly I’m happy to announce that I’ve gotten an Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy! It’s based in Newcastle so if any of my Geordie followers want a spray-tan, nails, facial or lashes comment or send me a DM.

I’ve also been made a Unicorn Cosmetics Affiliate! You can use my code “BEAUTYQUEEN” to get 15% off your purchase. Unicorn Cosmetics created the original unicorn horn makeup brushes as well as some stunning high-quality lashes and some lovely unicorn-shaped holographic lipglosses. Take a look at their products: Unicorn Cosmetics.

Finally, I’d like to start doing regular giveaways for my subscribers! It will be things like unicorn makeup, unicorn beauty products and unicorn accessories. They will be small giveaways of things I’ve blogged about and adore so they may be UK only delivery. Let me know in the comments which thing I’ve blogged about lately you would love in a giveaway.

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5 Beauty Products For If You’re Stranded On An Island

A question I’ve been asked recently is “You’re stranded on a desert island and you’re only allowed 5 beauty products, what would they be?” It’s usually just another way of asking what your favourite beauty must-haves are but I’ve decided to answer it from a survival perspective. I mean honestly, if you’re stranded on an island then how you look is the last thing you’ll be thinking about. Here are my 5:

Suncream is my first choice, preferably high SPF because it’s going to be difficult to do anything under sunlight if you’re being burnt.

A Mirror could potentially be used to start a fire, signal a passing ship and check your body for parasites like ticks.

Oil is a fire accelerant so if you’re struggling to keep a fire alive oil can be really handy, I personally love using Bio-Oil and Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect hair oil but in a survival situation I’m drawn to a large bottle of citronella oil. This is because citronella repels mosquitos.

E45 Itch Relief Cream is on my list because if you’re stranded on an island you’re likely to be bitten by flies and bugs. Being itchy and distracted is not good in a survival situation and scratching the bites could lead to an infection.

Nail Scissors can easily be turned into 2 effective fishing hooks by snapping them in half and bending the blades into U-shaped hooks. Hopefully, you’ll be able to use strands from plants or washed up net as the line.

Obviously, there are some none-beauty items that would be higher on my list like a metal container, first aid kit, hunting knife, lighter, rope, sleeping bag and tent but I hope you enjoyed this list. I’ve recently applied to be on The Island with Bear Grylls so wish me luck in the comments!

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5 Unicorn Snacks That I’m Obsessed With

I buy these unicorn snacks at B&M, they’re all really cheap yet delicious snacks that belong in a child’s lunchbox but end up in my handbag! This isn’t a favourite list because there’s a load of amazing unicorn snacks I haven’t been able to try yet but these are my B&M faves.

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Fruit Funk Naturally Strawberry Flavoured Fruitbar is my favourite because it’s natural, vegan and low calorie and contains a lot of dried fruits. I buy these all the time and have a habit for taking them on my walks.

Mr Kipling Unicorn Slices are delicious little pink vanilla cake slices with lilac fondant icing and decorated with a white chocolate zig zag. They’re really nice.

Steenland Magical Unicorns Milk Chocolate Coins are just like other chocolate coins but with gorgeous unicorn stickers that you can peel off and put on your t-shirt or in your notebook.

Fressers Unicorn Bites are chocolate cream filled mini biscuits with unicorn patterns on the biscuits, they’re a bit like breadsticks with chocolate spread. They have a dino version as well but they both taste a little burnt on the pattern.

Magical Unicorn Pops are a lot like seaside rock, there are four flavours; blackcurrant, bubblegum, strawberry and tropical. I can’t even describe how tasty they are but there is a warning that it may have adverse effects on children’s attention.

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Barry M Unicorn Primer Drops

I bought this primer at Superdrug for £7.99. It’s a dupe for Farsali Unicorn Essense, it’s an oil-free formula like the real thing. It’s a 15ml bottle that’s full of a pink shimmery primer. The primer contains fruit and berries that brighten your skin including watermelon, goji berry and acai berry.


The benefits of Unicorn Primer Drops (which is vegan and cruelty-free) include hydration, smoothing and detoxifying and protection from free radical damage. Because of the skin benefits, the primer can also be used as a hydration booster. I personally love using a couple of drops on my cheeks as a subtle blush.

To see my review of Barry M’s other unicorn makeup item, check out Barry M Unicorn Lip Paint. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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If In Doubt… Be A Unicorn Eyeshadow Palette Obsession

I found this eyeshadow palette in Boots where it costs £5, it contains 8 shades; 3 mattes, 3 shimmers and 2 pressed glitters. It turns out Obsession is another name by the Makeup Revolution London brand. The palette has a see-through and lilac case, there’s no mirror or applicator but there is beautiful holographic writing on the case and the eyeshadows are a decent size. This palette is both vegan and cruelty-free.


Here are the shades as described by Obsession followed by swatches (in bottom to top order):

Alternative – matte baby pink
Magic Dust – pink champagne shimmer
Immortal – white iridescent pressed glitter
Entranced – warm mid-pink
Creature – pink gold pressed glitter
Unconventional – matte warm purple
Elixir – cool cream shimmer
Eternal – champagne shimmer


I shaved my arm this time to get better swatches and my arm feels so soft now! My favourite eyeshadow in the palette is Immortal which is described as white iridescent but I don’t think it’s the best description, it is a white glitter that shines light green under direct light and light pink in the shade. I’d also say that Creature is closer to copper than rose gold.

It’s a really good palette for the price. If you like this palette you might also like Unicorn’s Heart Collection I Heart Revolution. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Liz Earle Miniatures

I was given these Liz Earle miniatures by a neighbour, they’re not the kind of things I would have picked for myself but one of them has become a real saviour recently. If you’ve never used Liz Earle products they are based in the UK, all natural active ingredients, cruelty-free… their one sin is that their best skincare set is priced at £49 and they only offer free UK delivery on orders over £50.


Daily Eye Repair and Smoothing Line Serum don’t seem to be available anymore so I’m going to skip these 2, they’re just the small 5ml tubes.

Energising Body Scrub is also discontinued but is being sold all over eBay and Amazon starting at £9 for a 200ml bottle with free delivery so get it while you still can. I personally don’t see why they have discontinued a body scrub when it was their only body scrub. It’s an earthy exfoliator with rosewater and ground olive stones.

Nourishing Botanical Body Cream costs £20 for a full-size 200ml tube. It’s a shea butter base with a lot of different essential oils and plant extracts. I quite like it because it’s a non-greasy finish.

Skin Repair Moisturiser is for normal/combination skin and costs £8 for the 15ml tube or £21 for 50ml. It contains extracts and oils from plants I’ve never even heard of; echinacea, hops and borage seed.

Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion is my new saviour! It costs £15.50 for a 150ml bottle, I’ve been doing a lot of eye makeup lately and this relieves and soothes red puffy eyes. It contains eyebright, witch hazel and aloe vera.

To see more about skincare and skincare routines, check out my page Beginners Guide To Skincare. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Cosmic Unicorn And Mermazing Shower Gels Imperial Leather

These shower gels are available in most supermarkets and many high street stores, usually for £1 or under. The bottles are so beautiful, dare I say Instagram-worthy. The mermaid shower gel has a lovely lotus scent whereas the unicorn shower gel is quite plain like soap. It doesn’t really smell like moon, sparkles or unicorn dust; actually, maybe it does because they don’t have a scent either!


I like Mermazing more than Cosmic Unicorn but my favourite body wash from Imperial Leather is still the Unicorn Marshmallow Foamburst which is sold for around £3 and honestly has a much nicer scent, it’s a pink marshmallow gel which turns to a white foam. I would actually recommend Mermazing to anyone on a budget because it’s a nice scent, pretty bottle and good value.

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Unicorn’s Heart Collection I Heart Revolution

I picked up these 3 items at Superdrug, two are by I Heart Revolution and one is Makeup Revolution but they’re both the same brand which also does Revolution Pro (come on guys, pick a name and stick with it)! The Unicorn’s Heart Eyeshadow Palette is £6.99 and there is a deal where it comes with a free lipstick from the same collection. The Unicorn’s Heart Lipstick would usually cost £4 and mine is in the shade Pink Wish. I also got the Rainbow Highlighter, I was going to get the similar Unicorn’s Heart one so I’d have a set but the Makeup Revolution one is in a pretty rainbow shape. It’s also cheaper: the Rainbow highlighter costs £4 whereas the Unicorn’s Heart one costs £4.99.


The Eyeshadow Palette comes with 12 shades, its compact so there’s no mirror or applicator, it’s got a magnet clasp. It’s a little similar to the Under Your Spell Eyeshadow Palette in that it’s some autumnal shades alongside some shimmery and glittery pastel shades. There’s some whites, pinks, purples, blues, burnt tones and a dark grey glittery one. I’ll leave some swatches down at the bottom.


The Rainbow Highlighter can go on as a regular highlighter but can be built up so you can see the rainbow effect, It’s going to get a lot more use in the Summer but I will also use it in my Halloween unicorn look.


The Rainbow’s Heart Lipstick in Pink Wish is a beautiful light pink lipstick with a light blue shimmer, if you roll the lipstick up to the top you will see a cute star pattern. I will probably use this lipstick a lot in the Spring.

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Overall, I really love this collection and would recommend it to anyone. To see the similar palette I mentioned check out Under Your Spell Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Revolution. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Fantasy Unicorn Makeup Brush Set

I picked up these brushes a couple of weeks ago from Savers Health & Beauty. It looks like they were made for Savers. The set contains 3 makeup brushes; a powder brush, A foundation brush and an eyeshadow brush for £4.99. All the brushes are sturdy, they may be budget but they’re functional and a good smaller set dupe for the original Unicorn Cosmetics brushes.


Powder Brush- this brush is a good sized powder brush for the price, it’s ideal for contouring.

Foundation Brush- this brush is really good for applying foundation. Ideally, you would still finish with a blending sponge for perfect results.

Eyeshadow Brush- this brush is for applying eyeshadow, I think it’s best use is using the side to do the under eye area for a smoky look.

To see more unicorn makeup brushes, check out my post about Peacocks Unicorn Brushes. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Under Your Spell Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Revolution

The second I saw this palette the song from the Buffy musical started playing in my head. This new 8 shade palette is half autumnal shades and half pastels perfectly designed for daily autumn makeup and a unicorn makeup look for Halloween. The shadows are large and there is a large mirror, but the set doesn’t come with an applicator. The box it comes in is really pretty but the palette itself is a little plain, it’s matte lilac plastic with gold chrome writing. It’s apparently a dupe for the Little Twin Stars palette by Sugarpill although this palette only has 6 shades.


Here are the included shades as described by Makeup Revolution;

Sorcery – copper shimmer
Charmed – gold shimmer
Bewitched – burnt copper shimmer
Enchanted – pale cream with a pink shift, satin finish
Siren Song – seafoam green satin finish
Magic Spell – pink with a gold shift
Voodoo Doll – lilac satin finish
Love Potion – pink satin finish

Because of the large size of the eyeshadows, they could also be used with a medium powder brush as bronzer, blush or highlighter.


Here are 3 eye looks I created using only the palette (and black eyeliner and mascara). The shade “Enchanted” is great for blending out the colour under the eyebrow and for applying on top of other shades to add a shimmer.


To see more of the Halloween Makeup by Makeup Revolution, check out Skull Makeup From Makeup Revolution. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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My Makeup Collab Group

I host a weekly makeup collab group on Instagram where we do makeup looks based on a theme. Over the last month, we have done looks based on; Flower Fairies, Zodiac, Desserts and Doctor Who. It’s a lot of fun trying to do makeup that reflects a picture or idea and it pushes your limits as a makeup artist or enthusiast but it’s also a community as we’re in a group chat and message each other. If you’re interested in joining the group or have any questions I will link the page below, feel free to get in touch by DM.


We don’t have many rules but we do ask that you don’t advertise in your looks and that you don’t create drama or conflicts within the group. It’s also preferred that you create a makeup look specifically for the collab rather than reuse an old photo and let us know beforehand if you can’t turn a look in on time.

To see some of the collabs and the beautiful looks people have created for them then please follow @collab_beauty_queen and to see more of my own pictures you can follow @unicorn_beauty_queen on Instagram. You can also follow me on Twitter.

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Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser

I went on a shopping trip today, I’ve been living in Newcastle for almost a year now but I still can’t navigate my way around Eldon Square. I picked up a few cute unicorn things but I’ll blog about them in a later post. It’s only day 8 of Blogtober so there are 22 more blog posts to write!


I found the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser at Superdrug. It’s a really good moisturiser for teenagers, young adults and anyone who suffers from oily skin and break-outs but I wouldn’t recommend it for people with dry or sensitive skin because it’s citrus. Pink grapefruit is an ingredient because it’s an antioxidant that can improve complexion and it also a lovely scent. I felt that it absorbed quickly without leaving my skin feeling greasy.  I love the holographic unicorn box but it’s a pity the bottle itself doesn’t have holographic unicorns.

If you would like to know more about setting a skincare routine that’s right for you, you can read my beginners guide here. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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